Author Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig: Pet Shop Private Eye) appears at Main Street Comics on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign her new children’s book Mervin the Sloth is About to Do the Best Thing in the World!
Main Street Comics
400 Route 211 E, Middletown, Orange County, New York 10940
Artist Marley Zarcone (Effigy, Forgetless) appears at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL #1!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Ben Hatke for a reading and signing of his book Mighty Jack on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.
What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything a dragon.
BEN HATKE’S first graphic novel was Zita the Spacegirl. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.
4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218
Join local author and illustrator, Jake Parker, for a reading and signing of his new picture book, Little Bot and Sparrow, at the King’s English on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM.
When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he meets his first true friend, a bird named Sparrow, who takes him under her wing. Sparrow teaches Little Bot about the perils of flying, her wild world, and the importance of dreaming.
As winter arrives, Sparrow must leave and fly south, and they share a tearful good bye. Little Bot revisits where he and Sparrow shared happy memories, and that night, for the first time, he dreams–of him and Sparrow taking flight together.
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Little Bot and Sparrow from The King’s English.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Little Bot and Sparrow today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.
The King’s English
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Writer Vivek J. Tiwary signs The Fifth Beatle at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday October 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
Actress Sasha Lane will appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of American Honey at the Brattle Theatre on Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30.
Star (Sasha Lane) is a free-spirited teenager on the brink of adulthood who leaves her troubled home in the American Midwest and hits the road with a “mag crew,” itinerant laborers who peddle publications door-to-door for long hours during the day and party hard at night, never certain where the job will lead next. Led by hard-driving manager Krystal (Riley Keough) and her seductive enforcer Jake (Shia LaBeouf), the 15-strong 071 Crew becomes a surrogate family to Star, offering hope, possibility, love—and the freedom that comes from being on the road. For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., writer-director Andrea Arnold (FISH TANK, IFFBoston Screening Series 2010; WUTHERING HEIGHTS, IFFBoston 2012) offers an electrifying depiction of American youth living on the margins and yearning to belong in an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl.
An epic odyssey into American economic life as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers—many of whom were cast directly from the nation’s streets—AMERICAN HONEY features a star-making performance by newcomer Lane, an astonishing turn by LaBeouf, and an unforgettable soundtrack melding country, Southern hip-hop “trap” music and American radio classics. Arnold’s visionary and propulsive fourth feature is a generation-defining cinematic experience that locates unexpected beauty between the cracks of a fractured—yet defiantly hopeful and resilient—nation where a new day can bring anything.
Free tickets at the link courtesy of IFF Boston!
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Writer Greg Anderson-Elysee signs copies of his new book, Is’nana: The Were-Spider, at Forbidden Planet on Saturday, September 24th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
An Unlikely Story is honored to welcome beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) on Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new picture book, Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward… all the way to the times of prehistoric man! Patrick will read Tek, demonstrate his amazing drawing skills, and sign his books.
An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
Writer Dan Slott will visit Midtown Comics Downtown to sign copies of Marvel’s Clone Conspiracy #1 on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM!
This is an OPEN signing, but just to be safe, we STRONGLY recommend you hop in line at least an hour early. A copy of Clone Conspiracy #1 is MANDATORY and you may have ONE other item signed. We hope to see you there, True Believers!
Clone Conspiracy #1:
Prepare yourself for THE Spidey story of 2016 as the writer who brought you Spider-Verse, Superior Spider-Man and Spider-Island brings you the next defining chapter in the wallcrawler’s life! The identity of the man in the red suit has been revealed. The Jackal has returned, more driven and determined than ever. He’s offered Spidey’s greatest rogues a chance to reunite with their loved ones in exchange for loyalty. But to what end? With the Rhino, the Lizard, Electro and even Doctor Octopus at his side, things are looking bleak. But who else from Spider-Man’s past has reappeared?!
The mystery is just getting started. Can the Amazing Spider-Man stand against the Jackal and a who’s who of his greatest villains? Be there as this blockbuster Spider-Man event kicks off this October in the explosive first issue – THE CLONE CONSPIRACY #1!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
If you are a fan of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon shows Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, you need to come hear co-creator Michael DiMartino talk about his new adventure series, Rebel Genius, which Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil trilogy calls “a mind-blowing new series, a passionate blend of adventure, mystery, and puzzle-solving that has no end to its imagination.”
In twelve-year-old Giacomo’s Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. A few artists possess Geniuses, birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of an artist’s creative spirit. Those caught with one face a punishment akin to death, so when Giacomo discovers he has a Genius, he knows he’s in serious trouble. Luckily, he finds safety in a secret studio where young artists and their Geniuses train in sacred geometry to channel their creative energies as weapons. But when a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools–objects that would allow him to destroy the world and everyone in his path―Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him.
Michael will be in conversation with Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, author of American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, and Secret Coders and writer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels. This is a conversation not to be missed!
Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025