IL – Krazy Signing

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Press Release:

Comix Revolution Evanston and Northwestern professor Bill Savage host New Orleans-based writer Michael Tisserand on Friday, February 3rd at 5:30 PM for a presentation of his new book, Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White — the first full-length biography of cartoonist George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat.

Michael’s work has appeared in the Oxford American, The Nation, The Progressive, and on WBEZ-FM Chicago.

The creator of the greatest comic strip in history finally gets his due—in an eye-opening biography that lays bare the truth about his art, his heritage, and his life on America’s color line. A native of nineteenth-century New Orleans, George Herriman came of age as an illustrator, journalist, and cartoonist in the boomtown of Los Angeles and the wild metropolis of New York. Appearing in the biggest newspapers of the early twentieth century—including those owned by William Randolph Hearst—Herriman’s Krazy Kat cartoons quickly propelled him to fame. Although fitfully popular with readers of the period, his work has been widely credited with elevating cartoons from daily amusements to anarchic art.

Herriman used his work to explore the human condition, creating a modernist fantasia that was inspired by the landscapes he discovered in his travels—from chaotic urban life to the Beckett-like desert vistas of the Southwest. Yet underlying his own life—and often emerging from the contours of his very public art—was a very private secret: known as “the Greek” for his swarthy complexion and curly hair, Herriman was actually African American, born to a prominent Creole family that hid its racial identity in the dangerous days of Reconstruction.

Drawing on exhaustive original research into Herriman’s family history, interviews with surviving friends and family, and deep analysis of the artist’s work and surviving written records, Michael Tisserand brings this little-understood figure to vivid life, paying homage to a visionary artist who helped shape modern culture.

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Comix Revolution
606 Davis Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 866-8659

CA – Day of the Scream Queens & Kings 2017

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Adrienne Barbeau, William Butler, Eric Freeman, Galyn Gorg, Laurene Landon, Monique Parent, Felissa Rose, Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Helen Undy, Donna Wilkes, and Robert Brian Wilson sign at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, January 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.

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

CA – Beauties Beasts Signing

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Pinup artist Olivia De Berardinis, creature creator Jordu Schell, and publisher Bob Self appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, January 28th at 2:00 PM to sign Beauties Beasts.

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

MA – David Duchovny Signing

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David Duchovny (X-Files, AquariusCalifornication) appears at Brookline Booksmith to sign BUCKY F*CKING DENT on Wednesday, February 22nd at noon. This is a brief reading followed by a signing and tickets are required.

David Duchovny’s richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans and the Fenway faithful, and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of ’78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic novel demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers–that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.

Event Guidelines:

  • David will do a brief reading followed by a signing.
  • Everyone in line must have a ticket.
  • Tickets are $26.00 and each ticket includes one copy of Bucky F*cking Dent.
  • Tickets are only available online.
  • All ticket holders must be in line by 12:30pm.
  • David will sign additional copies of Bucky F*cking Dent, Holy Cow, and his album Hell or Highwater.
  • David will NOT sign any other memorabilia.
  • There will be no posed photos.

Duchovny will also perform with his band that same night at 8:00 PM at the Wilbur.

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

WA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Friday February 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble –Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
206-417-2967

Great Lakes Comic-Con 2017 Returns on Feb 24-25th

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The Great Lakes Comic-Con returns on February 24-25, 2017 at Macomb Community College. Special Guests Include: Wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Greg Land (Uncanny X-Men, Sojourn), Angel Medina (Spawn, The Incredible Hulk), Alex Saviuk (Spectacular Spider-Man), Tom Cook, Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore, and many more!

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The Great Lakes Comic-Con, or GLCC, is a comic, toy, and collectible event that runs annually in the Metro-Detroit Area (Michigan). The goals of GLCC are to provide a venue for collectors and dealers to get together, buy/sell some of their favorite collectibles, and support children’s literacy, as well as other child-related charities.

For The Great Lakes Comic-Con, we will be supporting Reading is Fundamental (www.rif.org). Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit organization in the United States. The goal is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading.

CA – Beyond Science Fiction Exhibition

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Artist Michael Whelan opens a retrospective exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Beyond Science Fiction is the world premiere exhibition of major works by artist Michael Whelan. This interactive show will transport you to distant worlds and alternate realities, both familiar and fantastic.

Whelan is one of the world’s premier painters of imaginative realism. For 40 years, he has created book and album covers for authors and musicians like Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Anne MacCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Melanie Rawn, Michael Moorcock, the Jacksons, and Meatloaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, CBS Records, the Franklin Mint, and many more.

As the most honored artist in Science Fiction, Whelan has won an unprecedented 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. The readers of Locus Magazine have named him Best Professional Artist 30 times in their annual poll and the Spectrum Annual of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004. Other noteworthy awards include a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, a Grumbacher Gold Medal, and the Solstice Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, which includes such luminaries as H.G. Wells, Philip K. Dick, Gene Roddenberry, H.R. Giger, Octavia E. Butler, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Exhibition: February 11 – May 25, 2017

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 684-7111

Aquaman Dives Into LBCE 2017

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Actor Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, The Red Road) will be joining us at Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday February 18, 2017 only! SAVE THE DATE! Barbarian, Dothraki and soon to be Fish Whisperer in DC’s JUSTICE LEAGUE movie and an AQUAMAN stand-alone spinoff, Jason Momoa is also headed to Netflix to star in the action/adventure series FRONTIER.

Other guests include Tim Bradstreet, Jim Cheung, Agnes Garbowska, Keron Grant, Mike Kunkel, Todd Nauck, Amy Reeder, Frank Tieri, and Mark Waid.

Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each spring. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings, and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. For more specific information about the show, please use the FAQ button on the website (www.longbeachcomicexpo.com). Long Beach Comic Expo is a production of MAD Event Management, LLC.

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Tickets available at the link: http://lbce2017.eventbrite.com

MO – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

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Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at The Pageant for two shows on Wednesday, April 19th and Thursday, April 20, 2017. Tickets available at the link…

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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The Pageant
6161 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis MO 63112
(314) 726-6161

CA – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World Signing

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Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

Barnes & Noble – Mira Mesa MarketCenter
10775 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126
858-684-3166

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