OR – Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 Signing

Artist/comedian Carolyn Main appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the cover of Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 from Oni Press!

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

CA – Walkaway Signing

Author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, For The Win, In Real Life) appears at Comickaze on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PM to sign his latest book WALKAWAY!

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

MA – Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes artist, illustrator, award-winning playwright, comedy writer, and Twitter personality Jonny Sun in conversation with Alex Tang on Wednesday, July 12th at 6:00 PM for a presentation of EVERYONE’S A ALIEBN WHEN UR A ALIEBN TOO: A Book, by jomny sun (the aliebn). Tickets available at the link.

About Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too

Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien—based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more.

Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

CA – Wizards Soundtrack Signing

Composer Andrew Belling and cover artist William Stout appear at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, July 9th at 4:00 PM to sign the vinyl soundtrack to the classic Ralph Bakshi animated film WIZARDS!

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

CT – Worlds Collide Signing

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at the Morgan School on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series! Tickets available at the link.

About this author:
Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as “Kurt Hummel” on Glee. Chris Colfer has also made a name for himself as the author of the highly successful Land of Stories series. The New York Times bestselling books follow the adventures of twins as they travel through a land filled with fairy tale characters. Colfer also wrote an episode of Glee, as well as writing, starring in, and producing the comedy Struck by Lightning.

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The Morgan School
27 Killingworth Tpke, Clinton, Connecticut 06413
(860) 664-6504

CA – Art of Wonder Woman Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus welcomes select artists from the film Wonder Woman. Join us on July 8th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm as the artists give us a behind the scenes look at the development of this exciting new film.

Featured Panelists / Artists:
Benton Jew – Illustrator
Anson Jew – Storyboard Artist
Court Chu – Concept Artist
Houston Sharp – Illustrator & Concept Artist
Craig Elliott – Illustrator & Concept Artist
Kelton Cram – Concept Illustrator
Jay Oliva – Storyboard Artist

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A
3:40 – 4:00 Intermission
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

Admission:
FREE with the purchase of an Art of Wonder Woman book or $5 without purchase.

Event Guidelines:
Tickets can be purchased at the link.
– General Admission Pre-sale ticket holders are guaranteed entrance.
– Non-ticket holders ARE NOT guaranteed entrance if the event is sold out. We have a limited capacity in the gallery and cannot guarantee entrance for non-ticket holders.
– Due to time constraints, each attendee is allowed only 2 signing items per person. Artists will not be doing sketches.
– If you do not purchase a book from us for signing, and you bring your own book, then an outside signing fee of $10 will be charged at the door.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds will be given if you cannot make the event.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

LA – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Press Release:

Octavia Books is thrilled beyond measure to be featuring New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay on her HUNGER book tour! Local author Maurice Carlos Ruffin will introduce and interview Ms. Gay at an event at the New Orleans JCC on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

You must pre-purchase the book from Octavia Books to attend the event. Details at the link.

Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In HUNGER, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties–including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life–and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane Gay explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. HUNGER is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

This event was originally planned as an in-store event, but has been moved to the JCC to accommodate larger demand. We are very grateful to the JCC for partnering with Octavia Books in support of this important community event.

Roxane Gay is the author of the nonfiction BAD FEMINIST, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel AN UNTAMED STATE, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the story collection, AYITI. An opinion contributor to The New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, Slate, and Salon, where she was a featured columnist. Her fiction has also been selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other publications. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana.

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Jewish Community Center, Uptown
5342 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115

NYC – Worlds Collide Launch Party

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series!

About this author:
Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as “Kurt Hummel” on Glee. Chris Colfer has also made a name for himself as the author of the highly successful Land of Stories series. The New York Times bestselling books follow the adventures of twins as they travel through a land filled with fairy tale characters. Colfer also wrote an episode of Glee, as well as writing, starring in, and producing the comedy Struck by Lightning.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

ID10T Fest Adds Con Man, Animaniacs & Futurama Panels

Chris Hardwick’s Id10t Music Festival + Comic Conival, has added panels featuring the stars of Con Man, Animaniacs, and Futurama to their schedule for this weekend’s festival at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and the surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25th!

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

Moderated by Chris Hardwick.

A decade has passed since Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) was an actor on the hit (well, cult hit) sci-fi show, Spectrum. Wray’s career has stalled in the vacuum of space while his best friend and former co-star, Jack Moore’s (Nathan Fillion), has hit warp speed. Aided by his truly certifiable convention booker, Bobbie (Mindy Sterling), Wray navigates the sci-fi convention circuit alongside a host of colorful who’s-whos and has-beens. He struggles with the trappings of a stagnant career, the adoration of a rabid fanbase, and an industry that only sees him as a quirky spaceship pilot.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Hatched from Matt Groening’s brain, Futurama follows pizza guy Philip J. Fry (voiced by Billy West), who reawakens in 31st century New New York after a cryonics lab accident. Now part of the Planet Express delivery crew, Fry travels to the farthest reaches of the universe with his robot buddy Bender and cyclopsian love interest Leela, discovering freaky mutants, intergalactic conspiracies and other strange stuff. The panel will feature West (Philip J. Fry), Maurice LaMarche (Morbo) and Phil LaMarr (Hermes Conrad).

Moderated by Chris Hardwick.

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast members Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain) and Maurice LaMarche (Brain from Pinky and The Brain), accompanied by Emmy winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain pan.

Featuring a number of songs from the run of the show, Animaniacs LIVE! is based on the beloved WB cartoon Animaniacs which delighted television audiences from 1992 to 1998. Cartoon clips will be shown alongside the talent. In addition to the concert, Rob, Maurice and Randy share behind the scenes secrets about the making of the series! Whether you’re a lover of music, animation, or fun, experience Animaniacs like never before in Animaniacs LIVE!

PA – Carefree, Like Me! Signing

Illustrator Rashad Malik Davis celebrates the release of his new children’s picture book, Carefree, Like Me! – Chapter 1: Root the Brave at Amalgam Comics in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday June 24th from 2:00 till 5:00 PM!

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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