DC – Why Art? Signing

Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome Eleanor Davis for a reading from her new book, “Why Art?” on Saturday March 3rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. She will give a reading from the book at 6 followed by a discussion and signing of her works. Her books will be for sale.

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 worthy of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.

Eleanor Davis has been honored by the Eisner Awards and has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Her works include How to Be Happy (Fantagraphics Books, 2014), Libby’s Dad (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics, 2016), You & a Bike & a Road (Koyama Press, 2017), and she contributed a short piece to the acclaimed comics anthology NOW (Fantagraphics, 2017). She lives in Athens, GA with fellow cartoonist Drew Weing. You can check out her work at www.doing-fine.com, and buy her mini-comics at www.littlehousecomics.com.

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

NYC – Labryinth #1 Variant Signing

Artist Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel & Faith, Iron Age) appears at Royal Collectibles on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6:00 -8:00 PM to sign her variant cover of LABYRINTH #1 from Boom Studios!

Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-0542

SF – Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier Art Exhibition

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Raina Telgemeier for a special meet and greet event with her fans on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Advance tickets are available at the link…

Raina will discuss the Cartoon Art Museum’s retrospective exhibition Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier at 4:00pm, and following her presentation, she will conduct a Q&A session with attendees. An informal meet and greet session will follow, and Raina will be available to chat with fans, pose for photographs, and answer questions about her exhibition and her comics.

Pre-signed copies of Raina’s books, including Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and The Baby-sitters Club will be available for purchase in advance at the Cartoon Art Museum on March 10. Please note that Raina will not be signing or personalizing books during this event.

Raina’s visit is part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s celebration of Will Eisner Week, an annual series of events dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of the late cartoonist and graphic novelist Will Eisner. Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

NYC – An Evening with the Jedi Masters

Mark Hamill appears in conversation with Frank Oz at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Star Wars fans, rejoice: Luke Skywalker is here! Fresh off his return to the screen in the massive critical and box-office smash Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mark Hamill lands at 92Y for a conversation with the man behind Yoda, legendary puppeteer and filmmaker Frank Oz. Hear from Hamill as he looks back on four decades of Star Wars and his iconic role as the Jedi Master — just in time for the latest film’s release on digital (March 13) and Blu-ray (March 27).

About Mark Hamill:
Mark Hamill’s career has encompassed all aspects of entertainment including stage, screen, television and new media. He is best known as Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ original Star Wars trilogy. He returned to the role in J.J Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will continue in Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Other films include: Corvette Summer, Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One, Slipstream, Walking Across Egypt, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Sushi Girl, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and most recently playing Kyle Mooney’s father in Brisby Bear. Hamill directed and starred in the cult mockumentary Comic Book: The Movie.

Broadway credits include The Elephant Man, Amadeus (also First National Tour), Michael Stewart’s Harrigan n’ Hart, The Nerd, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and the Roundabout Theatre production of Room Service. A prolific voice-over artist, he has performed in countless television cartoons, feature films and video games. Hamill first played the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. He returned to the role in the Arkham Aslyum video game series for which he received a BAFTA award and in last year’s groundbreaking R-rated animated film, The Killing Joke. This trend continued when he returned as The Trickster on CW’s The Flash, a role he first played in the original CBS series. Hamill has re-teamed with Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts for Star Citizen: Squadron 42 with Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson and Ben Mendelsohn.

About Frank Oz:
Frank Oz worked with Jim Henson for 35 years. He and his fellow original Muppet performers have created hundreds of Muppet Characters performing them for Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Saturday Night Live and on dozens of other shows. Frank also performs Yoda in the Star Wars movies and he has directed a dozen feature films.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

UK – Hail To The Chin Signing

Movie legend Bruce Campbell will be appearing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 6:00 PM on Tuesday 13th March, signing copies of Hail To The Chin: The Official UK & Ireland Tour Edition.

Still living the dream as a B movie king in an A movie world, Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return with further hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions. Bruce brings us through his life in the period since his first memoir, If Chins Could Kill, and his roles as varied as they are numerous: from the Spider-Man movies to his self referential My Name is Bruce through TV success in Burn Notice and his new hit series Ash vs Evil Dead.

Hail To The Chin: The Official UK & Ireland Tour Edition. features a new cover and a brand new twenty two page interview bringing Bruce’s story right up to date.

To enure that all customers meet Bruce – and have a groovy time – please note the following:

For each customer Bruce will sign any number of copies of Hail To The Chin: The Official UK & Ireland Tour Edition (available in store on the day) plus ONE other item of authorised merchandise.

There will be no opportunity for posed photos but have your phones and cameras ready – Forbidden Planet staff will be on hand to grab a picture of Bruce as he signs your book.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

SF – My Summer with the Hawaiian Fire Goddess Signing

Kent Silveira appears at Comix Experience on Sunday, March 18, 2018 to sign his first all-ages graphic novel MY SUMMER WITH THE HAWAIIAN FIRE GODDESS (Alternative Comics)! The signing, which will be open to the public, will take place at 11am, following the Graphic Novel of the Month Kids Club meeting, which is open only to Kids Club members.

About MY SUMMER WITH THE HAWAIIAN FIRE GODDESS: On the island of Oahu two estranged step-siblings find a mysterious white dog who belongs to Pele, the Hawaiian Fire Goddess. Ancient rivalries are re-kindled, throwing Tamino and Timera into a race to save all of Honolulu from the elemental furies of wave, lava and frost. It’s a good thing they have kui kui nuts, a dog, and a Thesaurus.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

CA – Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus and SEGA have teamed up to celebrate the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. With handpicked tribute art, exclusive print releases, giveaways, and special art installations, our teams have collaborated to bring the world of Yakuza straight to the fans.

Join us Saturday March 17, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM as we celebrate the fans and the final entry of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima.

OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daisuke Sato the General Producer of the Yakuza series and HORITOMO the renowned tattoo artist behind the series will be signing limited copies of the art book for those who pre-purchase the game at the event
  • Game artwork from the Yakuza franchise on display
  • Debut of exclusive Yakuza themed prints for sale
  • HORITOMO will be doing a live art demonstration at the event
  • Lifesize Kamurocho Gate installation
  • Special announcement and Q&A during opening night
  • FREE exclusive Ono Michio-kun Pin to our first 200 attendees, refreshments, raffles, exclusive Yakuza 6 shirt for sale, and more!
  • Gallery Nucleus will have the premium and launch edition copies of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for pre-purchase. With the purchase, you will receive the collector art books to be signed at the event. Game will be shipped on April 17th 2018
  • Open to the public, FREE admission, no RSVP necessary

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

CO – U-God Signing

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, appears at Tattered Cover Book Store on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign his memoir RAW: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WU-TANG, the explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of hip-hop royalty.

Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story–until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks. U-God’s unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history.

Get tickets at the link…

Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

CA – Islandborn Signing

Author Junot Díaz appears at Skylight Books on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM to present and sign his new children’s book ISLANDBORN!

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places.” So when Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, 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.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized, and will be accommodating our youngest guests first:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Islandborn here at Skylight Books. Online presales will begin January 8, 2018, and books with tickets will be available for pickup beginning March 13, 2018.
  • Junot will personalize copies of Islandborn with first names.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field that you would like a ticket and plan to attend the event.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

MI – Bodie Troll Signing

Jay Fosgitt (My Little Pony, Not Brand Echh) appears at Green Brain Comics on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel starring Bodie Troll. Jay will also be giving a demo on how to draw Bodie, his cute and cuddly grump of a troll.

Jay will be joined by our own Shayauna Glover, who will be showcasing her artwork and prints.

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Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

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