OR – First Second Signing

Graham Annable, Mike Lawrence, Robin Robinson, and Charise Mericle Harper appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad.

Four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators join us to present their new books: Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Mike Lawrence with Star Scouts: The League of Lasers (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First Second), and Charise Mericle Harper with Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle (First Second).

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

NH – Dark Carousel Signing

Author Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Strange Weather, N0S4A2, Horns) appears at the Exeter Town Hall to present and sign Dark Carousel on Wednesday, April 25, 2018!

“Arts.Sustain.Ability” will be a pop-up art show sponsored by TEAM, running from Wednesday, April 25th to Sunday, April 29th at the 2nd Floor Gallery at Exeter Town Hall, featuring local artists in multiple genres who have amassed local, regional, and international followings through their work.

The opening event will be presented in conjunction with Water Street Bookstore, and feature a listening and signing party for seacoast-based best-selling author Joe Hill, and his new vinyl audiobook release “Dark Carousel”. The night will also showcase performances by Exeter’s own David Drouin of Cold Engines, an award-winning singer/songwriter who will present his own original material in addition to a cover of the Rolling Stone’s classic “Wild Horses”, which is featured on the audiobook. Celebrated local painter Bruce Jones of Jones Art Studio will be debuting a piece inspired by the “Dark Carousel” story, which is narrated on the vinyl release by television and film actor Nate Corddry.

6:00 PM: Gallery Opens / Full Spin of “Dark Carousel” on vinyl
7:00 PM: Reading by Joe Hill with Q & A
7:30 PM: “Wild Horses” & Original Set by David Drouin
7:30 PM: “Dark Carousel” limited edition signing with Joe Hill

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Exeter Town Hall
9 Front St, Exeter, NH 03833

MA – Paddington™ Comes to America Talk

Join artist R. W. Alley and Chief Curator Ellen Keiter on Sunday, April 22nd at 1:00 PM for a gallery talk in the special exhibition Paddington™ Comes to America, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the iconic Paddington Bear.

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-6300

MA – H. Jon Benjamin Signing

Actor H. Jon Benjamin appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM to present and sign his new book Failure is an Option. Books sold by Brookline Booksmith.  Tickets available at the link!

Press Release:

H. Jon Benjamin—the lead voice behind Archer and Bob’s Burgers—helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.

Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he’d like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days (“wherein I’m unable to deliver a sizzling fajita”) to his romantic life (“how I failed to quantify a threesome”) to family (“wherein a trip to P.F. Chang’s fractures a family”) to career (“how I failed at launching a kid’s show”).

As Jon himself says, breaking down one’s natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place…a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can’t-do attitude, Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

NC – Darryl McDaniels Signing

Word is out that the legendary DMC, Darryl McDaniels is coming to #Greensboro and will be making a special appearance at Acme Comics to promote his graphic novel series and meet the fans! The event is Saturday April 14th, starting at noon and wrapping at 2pm! You can get one item signed for $25, but if you pick up any graphic novels or merchandise your signature is free and you can get a picture if you like. It’s like that (what?) and that’s the way it is, so don’t miss out!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

MA – The Phantom Tollbooth Creators Speak

Illustrator Jules Feiffer and author Norton Juster appear at Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:30 PM to discuss The Phantom Tollbooth, how it came to be, and what came after. Moderated by children’s book author Kate Feiffer. Signed books available in the Museum Shop following program.

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-6300

Inverse Press vistis Daytona Beach Comic Con

Inverse Press since 2010, Inverse Press has published independent comics publisher from the stormy shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast. Founders Kevin LaPorte and Amanda Rachels, along with our amazing and talented collaborators, craft comics stories that are often weird, sometimes dark, but always FUN.

You can find our comics on Kickstarter in advance of wide release, in comic shops worldwide via our publisher Cosmic Times, and then here on our website and digitally on ComiXology in perpetuity.

Daytona Beach Comic Con

The Original and Longest Running Comic Book, Toy and Collectible Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida

Saturday, April 21 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 10 am – 4 pm

EMBRY-RIDDLE ICI CENTER
601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

For more information  and tickets visit HERE

SF – How to Talk to Girls at Parties Screening + Q&A

Director John Cameron Mitchell and writer Neil Gaiman appear at the Castro Theatre on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 9 PM for a screening of HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES.

In the joyous, chaotic spirit of his beloved Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), director John Cameron Mitchell returns with an utterly unique punk rock 1970s alien invasion film featuring sweet coming-of-age romance punctuated by a number of shape-shifting phallic limbs and anal probes. Elle Fanning as the loveliest of all alien life forms and an outrageous Nicole Kidman as a foul-mouthed Vivienne Westwood-ish club queen lead a remarkable cast in this wild ride through sci-fi master Neil Gaiman’s adaptation of his most impossibly fun and impish short story.

Tickets available at the link…

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

IA – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Englert Theatre on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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The Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240
(319) 688-2653

CA – Matt Forsythe Solo Exhibition

Artist and writer Matt Forsythe appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, April 28th at 6:00 PM to exhibit new personal work, as well as his paintings from select published picture books he’s illustrated!

Matt’s first comic, Ojingogo was nominated for two Eisner awards and a Doug Wright Award. He was also the Lead Designer on the animated series, Adventure Time, at Cartoon Network! This is an exhibit you won’t want to miss!

Opening Reception:

  • Meet Matt and get your books signed
  • We will be debuting a new enamel pin by Matt based on the book “The Gold Leaf”
  • Free admission, No RSVP, all ages welcomed
  • Free refreshments served

Books illustrated by Matt:

  • The Brilliant Deep  (Chronicle Books, 2018)
  • The Bad Mood & The Stick (Little Brown, 2017)
  • The Gold Leaf (Enchanted Lion, 2017)
  • Please Open This Book  (Simon & Schuster, 2015)
  • Do Not Open This Book (Simon & Schuster, 2013)
  • My Name is Elizabeth (Kids Can Press 2011)
  • Jinchalo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2012)
  • Comics Class (2012, Koyama Press)
  • Ojingogo (Drawn & Quarterly, 2008)

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

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