NYC – Islandborn Launch Party

Press Release:

Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz!

In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited – except Lola. She can’t remember The Island – she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories – joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening – Lola’s imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family’s story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela’s words: “Just because you don’t remember a place doesn’t mean it’s not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves. Junot Diaz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, reads the book to kids and families, followed by a book signing.

Doors open at 5:30, with activities for kids provided by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Pricing: $20 for single admission (one book included), or $12.50 for family tickets (one book & admission for 2) – perfect for parents and kids! (*Please note: for two seats/one book, you must purchase two $12.50 “Family” tickets.) English and Spanish editions available. Additional copies of the book available for sale at the event. Get tickets here…

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Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100

 

MA – Raina Telgemeier Lecture

Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier appears at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6:30 PM.

Press Release:

The Cambridge Public Library names the acclaimed children’s author, artist, and graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier the speaker for the second annual Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Lecture Series. The event will take place on March 15, 2018, at the Main Library, 449 Broadway. This event connects children and their families to the magic of reading through a personal experience with an author or illustrator.

“I’m thrilled that the Library is continuing the tradition of hosting celebrated and beloved authors and illustrators with Raina Telgemeier,” said Julie Roach, Youth Services Manager. “This series connects all children in our community to creators of books that are truly meaningful to them.”

The lecture series—developed in partnership with the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Fund—creates a community celebration around outstanding, engaging books for young readers. Speakers are chosen in honor of Margret and H. A. Rey, Cambridge residents who created many beloved children’s books, including Curious George.

“We are so pleased to have the support of the Margret and H. A. Rey Curious George Fund to continue our important work supporting early literacy in Cambridge,” said Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries. “Raina Telgemeier is the perfect addition to this much-anticipated annual event.”

Titles from Telgemeier’s catalog include the #1 bestsellers; Smile, Drama, Sisters, and most recently Ghosts. Telgemeier’s accolades include two Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many “Best of” and “Notable” lists.

The Margret and H. A. Rey Lecture Series will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Main Library Lecture Hall.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

TX – Dr. Strange: Damnation #1 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (Redneck, Thanos, God Country, and more) will be making his return to the Dragon’s Lair on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM for a signing and to promote his new project, Doctor Strange Damnation #1!

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 W Anderson Ln, Ste B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

CA – Disney Afternoon Signing + Q&A

Artists James Silvani, Aaron Sparrow, Amy Mebberson, and Tad Stones, creator of DARKWING DUCK, appear on Saturday, February 24, 2018! The Q&A will be moderated by the Perky Nerd starting at 2:00 till 3:00 PM, after which there will be a signing and cartoon drawing demos. Get tickets at the link…

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The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 823-7511

PA – Mine! Anthology Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 PM where we’ll be hosting Mine! editors Joe Corallo and Molly Jackson along with contributors Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchmen) and Mindy Newell (Wonder Woman, Catwoman) for a panel discussion and Q&A on Mine! followed by a signing.

Planned Parenthood, and the millions of people they help each year, need every bit of help they can get. Mine! is a comics anthology with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. Join Eisner, Harvey, Oscar, and Emmy award winning creators for stories about trailblazing women, civil rights leaders, a person’s first time going to a PP clinic, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood.

Proceeds from the book will be donated to Planned Parenthood and we will be accepting additional donations for Planned Parenthood as well.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-3300

KS – The Escape Artist Signing

Press Release:

Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Brad Meltzer for an author talk and signing for The Escape Artist at Abode Venue on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

The ticket bundle includes TWO tickets to the event and ONE copy of Meltzer’s book The Escape Artist and costs $35.00 + tax.  Get tickets at the link…

Who is Nola Brown? Nola is a mystery Nola is trouble. And Nola is supposed to be dead.

Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she’s dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim “Zig” Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.

Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig’s daughter and someone who once saved his daughter’s life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he’s determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola’s past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes.

Nola is the U.S. Army’s artist-in-residence-a painter and trained soldier who rushes into battle, making art from war’s aftermath and sharing observations about today’s wars that would otherwise go overlooked. On her last mission, Nola saw something nobody was supposed to see, earning her an enemy unlike any other, one who will do whatever it takes to keep Nola quiet.

Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army’s most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for nonfiction (History Decoded), advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), children’s books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even graphic books (Justice League of America). He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He currently lives in Florida. You can find much more about him at BradMeltzer.com. You can also see what he’s doing right now at Facebook.com/BradMeltzer and on Twitter @bradmeltzer.

Abode Venue
1330 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67203

TX – Last Fan Standing LIVE

Actor, author and producer Bruce Campbell (Ash vs Evil Dead) appears at Majestic & Empire Theatres on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

Bruce will be presenting LAST FAN STANDING, a game show like no other! Last Fan Standing gives the entire audience the chance to play along and qualify to be on stage—and attempt to be The Last Fan Standing. Through provided “audience response devices” (clickers if you insist on getting technical), each audience member participates in a series of multiple choice questions where the players with the first correct answers advance to the Podium Rounds where the top four players from the audience fight a winner-take-all battle of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Superheroes, and Horror trivia. After each round the player with the lowest score is eliminated, until there is only one . . . Last Fan Standing!

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Majestic & Empire Theatres
224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 226-5700

WA – Rust: Soul in the Machine Signing

Royden Lepp appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new book, RUST VOL. 4: SOUL IN THE MACHINE from Boom Studios.

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Arcane Comics
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 781-4875

GA – Why Art? Signing

Press Release:

Avid Bookshop presents local author and artist Eleanor Davis for her book WHY ART? This event will take place at our Prince Ave. location on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. It is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? 

In WHY ART?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (HOW TO BE HAPPY) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worth of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Eleanor Davis is an American cartoonist and illustrator who creates comic works and other art for both adolescent and adult audiences.

In August 2014, Fantagraphics Books published Davis’ first collection of stories HOW TO BE HAPPY. SLATE described the collection as “a mix of evocative, geometric watercolors and fluid pen-and-ink cartoons, HOW TO BE HAPPY tells stories of sad people, lonely people, strong people, confident people, all trying to find a tiny bit of happiness in life.” Upon the publication of HOW TO BE HAPPY, comics critic Richard Bruton described Davis as “without question, a major young creator.”

Davis teaches comic book storytelling classes at the University of Georgia.

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

FL – Redlands Signing

Artist Vanesa Del Rey appears at Multiverse Corps Comics on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM to sign REDLANDS from Image Comics.

Vanesa Del Rey is best known for her artwork on All-New Wolverine, Armor Wars, Black Widow, Constantine: The Hellblazer, Creepy, Daredevil, Hit: 1957, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Scarlet Witch, Secret Wars Journal, Spider-Women, The Eighth Seal, The Empty Man, The Punisher, Wolverine and The X-Men, Zero and more!

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Multiverse Corps Comics
14234 SW 8TH St. Unit 16, Miami, FL 33184
(305) 987-5302

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