UK – Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet Signing

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Press Release:

Join SIMON TOFIELD at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in Birmingham as he brings us SIMON’S CAT: OFF TO THE VET AND OTHER CAT-ASTROPHES. And make sure you check out our amazing range of SIMON’S CAT merchandise – all on Saturday 5th December from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Simon’s Cat is back and he’s facing every feline’s worst nightmare . . . a trip to the vet

In this brand new book we see Simon’s Cat face any feline’s most dreaded scenario – he’s off to the vet. And he’s not at all happy about it. Simon’s Cat: Off to the Vet is packed with over 240 pages of hilarious new gags featuring our favourite furry friend and his companions – both old and new!

SIMON TOFIELD is an award-winning animator and cartoonist. Simon was given his first cat when he was nine and now has four rescue cats, which are the mischievous inspiration for his work. He has been working as a 2D animator and designer for over fifteen years, and has worked on a diverse range of high-profile productions, including advertising campaigns for Marmite ‘Paddington Bear’ (DDB London) and Microsoft ‘Rugby’ (McCann Erickson London). As an animator, Simon developed his distinctive approach to character-based, observational comedy and developed an unusual technique by drawing on the digital tablet in a freehand way and creating the animation with a flowing, ‘straight-ahead’ approach which distinguishes the Simon’s Cat films from other animations.

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Forbidden Planet
38 The Priory Queensway, B4 7LA Birmingham, United Kingdom
+44 121 236 3026

Scoop Article on the Daytona Beach Comic Con

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Scoop reports on the upcoming Daytona Comic Con this Sunday December 6th!

Here is the link to the article.

For more info on the Daytona Beach Comic Con check out their website.

CT – Invisible Ink Signing

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Cartoonist Bill Griffith appears at the Mark Twain House on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir.

This is the renowned cartoonist’s first long-form graphic work ― a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew. Black & white illustrations throughout

The Book/Mark Series is supported by a generous grant from the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Trustees.

This is a free BOOOK/MARK event, and is followed by a book sale and signing. Reservations are highly recommended. Please call (860) 247-0998 or click here.

Mark Twain House
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
860-247-0998

FL – Roz Chast Signing

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Press Release: 

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the “crazy closet”―with predictable results―the tools that had served Roz well through her parents’ seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed.

While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies―an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades―the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care.

An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast’s talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

About the Author:

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin.

University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral, FL 33416

CA – Drawing Blood Signing

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Writer and artist Molly Crabapple appears at The Last Bookstore on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss her new memoir, Drawing Blood, with Laila Lalami, author of The Moor’s Account.

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 488-0599

1st Annual Great American Comic Con on Dec. 5-6th

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Great American Comic Con is the newest addition to the comic book convention scene and what better place to have its first show but Las Vegas, Nevada. So December 5-6th, 2015 will be the inaugural event taking place at the Sports Center of Las Vegas. Joining us this year are some of the best comic book writers, artists and professionals in the business including Tim Bradstreet, Tommy Castillo, Howard Chaykin, Darwyn Cooke, Tony Harris, Bob McLeod, Tony Moore, Graham Nolan, James Robinson, Joe Rubinstein, Mike Zeck, Frank Tieri, Billy Tucci, Len Wein, and Bernie Wrightson.

What makes GACC different from any other comic book convention in Las Vegas is the guests will have worked on titles ranging from the Silver Age of comics all the way to today’s newest and hottest comic book titles. This show is all about comics and nothing else. You will find major comic book dealers from across the US as well as Las Vegas’ own dealers offering you the widest selection of comic book memorabilia available anywhere. Keep checking back for new guest and exhibitor announcements. We are proud and excited to be able to bring you a great show to enjoy. So make sure to register today and be ready to enjoy a good ole fashion comic book show. It’s about comics!

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For tickets and further information please visit their website: greatamericancomicconvention.com

MA – Drawing Blood Signing

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Molly Crabapple appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 PM to sign her memoir Drawing Blood.

In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving—and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous—artist and writer Molly Crabapple has written a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times. From burlesque dancing to reporting on Guantanamo Bay and Syrian Rebels, Molly has used her words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire. Now, with the same blend of honesty, fierce insight, and indelible imagery that is her signature, Molly offers her own story: an unforgettable memoir of artistic exploration, political awakening, and personal transformation.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

VA Comicon Returns This Weekend

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VA Comicon returns to the Richmond Raceway this weekend on November 21-22!

Featured guests include:

BOB GALE, Creator of Back to the Future!
BROOKE ALLEN, Artist of Lumberjanes!
MARINA SIRTIS, Deanna Troi on Star Trek: TNG!
WALTER JONES, Original Black Power Ranger!
TRINA NISHIMURA: Voice of Mikasa: Attack on Titan!
COLEMAN ENGLE: Artist of Steven Universe!
ALEX SAVIUK: Artist of the Spider-Man Sunday Strip!
CBCS GRADING: Professional Comic Book Grading!

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Get tickets and further information at www.vacomicon.com

NY – Roz Chast Speaks

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Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Join us in a moderated conversation on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM with audience Q&A and a book signing to follow. VIP Includes a reception. Tickets available at the link…

NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 247-5200

Clermont Comic Con adds more guests!

ccclogositebannerClermont Comic Con Jimmy Dempster and Grace Smith!

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Meet Jimmy Dempster from the CW series The Originals and Swamp Murders on the ID Network.

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We are proud to announce Grace Smith the lovely and proud mother of Kevin Smith as our guest this year at the Clermont Comic Con. You listen to her on SMODCAST now you can meet her in person.

For more info on Clemont comic con visit the website!

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