Cartoonist Joe Ollmann appears at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Friday January 27th at 7:00 PM as he discusses his latest graphic tour de force: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook.
In Seabrook, Ollmann chronicles the trials and tribulations of notorious journalist William Buehler Seabrook: famed member of the Lost Generation known for participating in voodoo ceremonies, riding camels cross the Sahara desert, communing with cannibals, and popularizing the term “zombie” in the West. Exposing both the highs and extreme lows of a turbulent life, Ollmann often weaves in Seabrook’s own words and those of his biographers. This biographical account, however, posits Seabrook the believer versus Seabrook the exploiter, leaving the reader to consider where one ends and the other begins.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome Joel Christian Gill, John Jennings, and Mildred Louis on Monday February 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a panel discussion on gender and color in comics, followed by a book signing.
Joel Christian Gill is the Chair of Foundations at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and recipient of the 2016 Boston University College of Fine Arts Alumni Award. He wrote the words and drew the pictures in STRANGE FRUIT, VOLUME I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and BASS REEVES: Tales of the Talented Tenth, No. 1.
John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award–winning collection THE BLACKER THE INK: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art and the illustrator for the graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel KINDRED.
Mildred Louis studied animation at Sheridan College in Canada, and launched her first webcomic series—AGENTS OF THE REALM—in March of 2014.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
George O’Connor appears at WORD Bookstore on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.
In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.
WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
Co-creator Ian Bertram appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 for a public signing at 6:00 PM to be followed by our Graphic Novel of the Month Club meeting at 8:00 PM.
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Writer Tim Seeley (Suicide Squad, Grayson) appears at Chicago Comics on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM for a signing of the NIGHTWING REBIRTH trade.
3244 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Actor/comedian Cheech Marin appears in conversation with Andy Kahan at the Parkway Central Library on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present his new memoir Cheech Is Not My Real Name: …But Don’t Call Me Chong. Tickets at the link…
In addition to the reams of Cheech and Chong comedy albums and films he and his partner wrote and starred in, Cheech Marin, half of the eponymous Grammy-winning stoner comedy duo, has dozens of other film and television roles under his belt, including a starring role on the show Nash Bridges and voice credits in a slew of Disney animated films. His long-awaited memoir delves not only into his legendary entertainment career, but also how he dodged the draft, acquired an expansive collection of Chicano art, and became a self-made icon.
Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
As a cartoonist and illustrator, Tom Fowler has worked in comics, advertising, and film and game design. He has worked for Disney, Simon & Schuster, Wizards of the Coast, Hasbro, MAD, Valiant, Marvel, and DC Comics. His best known comics include the MAD MAGAZINE feature “MONROE”, VENOM, HULK SEASON ONE, HOWTOONS [RE]IGNITION, and the critically acclaimed MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE.
Kingston Gaming Nexus
270 Bagot St., Kingston, ON K7L 3G5
Writers Cullen Bunn and Jimmy Johnston sign at The Comic Cave on Wednesday, January 25th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
The Comic Cave
1316 E Battlefield St, Springfield, Missouri 65804
Brandon Thomas and Juan Gedeon sign at Yesteryear Comics on Wednesday, February 1st from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM for Image Day 2017.
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite D2, San Diego, CA 92123
Stan Chou and Matt Summo sign at East Side Mags on Sunday, February 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042