Love graphic novels? Come and meet #1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke, artist, writer and creator of the awesome Zita the Spacegirl graphic novels about which School Library Journal says, “…this charming, well-told story has a timeless “read to me” quality that makes it perfect for one-on-one sharing”.
Ben will be at Kepler’s to discuss his newest graphic novel, Little Robot. He will be in conversation with Gene Luen Yang, author of the National Book Award and Printz Award winning, “American Born Chinese”, “Boxers & Saints”, and “The Shadow Hero”. Gene currently writes Dark Horse Comics’ Avatar: The Last Airbender series and DC Comics’ Superman.
About Little Robot:
When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it’s all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day! Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.
The event is free – please register at the link today.
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Cartoonist Kate Beaton appears at the Brattle Theatre on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM! Tickets (which include the book) available at the link…
Harvard Book Store welcomes the creator of the popular webcomic Hark! A Vagrant KATE BEATON for a presentation of her latest comics collection, Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection.
Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton’s second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips.
Beaton began her infectiously popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, in 2007 and it quickly attracted the adoration of hundreds of thousands of fans. It was an unequivocal hit with critics and fans alike, topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more. Now Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
James Harvey (We Are Robin, Masterplasty) and Ramsey Hassan (Triangle) are coming to Gosh! Comics for a signing on the 26th of September from 1-2pm.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Brad Meltzer and Judd Winick appear at Books & Books on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
A joint evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and Award winning cartoonist and critically acclaimed comic book writer Judd Winick discussing their new releases.
ABOUT THE BOOKS
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer
I am Helen Keller: When Helen Keller was very young, she got a rare disease that made her deaf and blind. Suddenly, she couldn’t see or hear at all, and it was hard for her to communicate with anyone. But when she was six years old, she met someone who change her life forever: her teacher, Annie Sullivan. With Miss Sullivan’s help, Helen learned how to speak sign language and read Braille. Armed with the ability to express herself, Helen grew up to be come a social activist, leading the fight for people with disabilities and so many other causes.
Introducing HILO—a funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series that Bone creator Jeff Smith calls “delightful.”
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth: D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But that was before a mysterious boy came crashing down from the sky! Hilo doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a bad idea!) . . . But what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of his past? Can Hilo survive a day at school? And are D.J. and Gina ready to save the world? HILO is Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate and is just right for fans of Bone and comic books as well as laugh-out-loud school adventures like Jedi Academy and Wimpy Kid!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Brad Meltzer is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and six other bestselling thrillers. His nonfiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, were also New York Times bestsellers. He is the host of the History Channel series Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and the Eisner Award-winning writer of Justice League of America. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at www.BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he’s doing right now at Facebook.com/bradmeltzer and Twitter.com/bradmeltzer.
Judd Winick grew up on Long Island, where he spent countless hours doodling, reading X-Men comics and the newspaper strip Bloom County, and watching Loony Tunes. Today, Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, Pam Ling; their two kids; and their cats, Chaka and Sleestak. When Judd isn’t collecting far more action figures and vinyl toys than a normal adult, he is a screenwriter and an award-winning cartoonist. Judd has scripted issues of the bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars, and has also been head writer on the Hulu network’s animated series, The Awesomes. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at www.juddwinick.com
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Are you a comics artist with pages you want to display in the upcoming MICE Art Show, in a gallery, or at home? Then you’ll need to frame that art! You could go to a framing store, but you’ll get better and more inexpensive results by learning to frame your art yourself. Good framing can preserve your art, enhance its sale value, and make your studio walls look great.
The Boston Comics Roundtable will host a hands-on art-framing workshop led by artist EJ Barnes on Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 PM. She will cover such topics as how to prepare art for framing, where to buy frame pieces online for maximum flexibility and value, and what sort of hangers galleries prefer. Barnes will also show her special technique of displaying word balloons on comics art even if you added your lettering digitally.
This workshop is FREE to all, though a suggested donation of $5 is welcome. Barnes will begin her demonstration at 2:00 PM. This event at the Boston Comics Workspace is sponsored by Ninth Art Press.
About EJ Barnes
Barnes is a professional artist and art teacher in Cambridge. She has published many of her own comics as well as contributing to such anthologies as Hellbound, Inbound, and Colonial Comics. She has also exhibited and sold her work across the country. You can find more about EJ Barnes’s work at www.ejbarnes.com.
Boston Comics Workspace – Studio 306
561 Windsor Street Somerville, MA 02143
Jamaica Dyer appears at Isotope on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM!
Jamaica Dyer (of WEIRD FISHES and FOX HEAD STEW fame) is doing the backup story in one of the most popular comics in the entire industry, Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie‘s upcoming PHONOGRAM: THE IMMATERIAL GIRL #2. We could not be more proud of her! Come get your copy signed, meet Jamaica, and hang out with us at our Smuggler’s Cove afterparty!
Jamaica is one of the Isotope’s most beloved creators of all. And we’ve done a lot of fun events with her over the years. From Isotope in-stores with Jamaica and the San Francisco Arts Commission, to our gallery shows to our live art shows, to these awesome Sequential Reporting of the SF music festival Noise Pop for the Isotope with Spin Magazine.
Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Illustrator Victo Ngai speaks at Montserrat on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM in room 201 of the Hardie Building!
Victo Ngai is a leading editorial illustrator working for clients such as the New York Times, IMAX and the New Yorker. She entices audiences by challenging realistic depictions in her work and telling vivid stories through drawing.
23 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915
Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears in Vancouver to present his new book Little Robot on Monday September 28, 2015! He will be at the N. Vancouver District Library at 4:00 PM and Kidsbooks at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available on the Kidsbooks website.
About the book:
When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it’s all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!
Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville) appears at Challengers Comics from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30th to sign Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Author R.A. Salvatore appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday September 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM for the release of his new book, Archmage. R.A. Salvatore will be here to sign copies of his books as well as do a Q&A. Archmage will be released on September 1. This is a wristband event. Please see a bookseller for more details.
About this author
R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He’s an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation.
Barnes & Noble
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane, Montclair, CA 91763