George Pérez appears at Keith’s Comics on Thursday, September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to launch his new Boom! Studios series Sirens! Mr. Pérez will sign your copy of Keith’s Comics Exclusive Sirens #1 plus any other Sirens #1 you buy at our signing. (There will be several covers and packages offered.) Plus two other items purchased at Keith’s… or brought from your collection.
Due to time constraints Mr. Pérez will not be able to sketch. The purchase of at least one Keith’s Comics Exclusive Sirens #1 Event Pack ($5.00) is required for entry to the line for Mr. Pérez. Further details at the Facebook link below.
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
Writer Cory Doctrow appears at Strand Book Store on Monday, October 13th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm to sign his new book IN REAL LIFE!
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
Please join us as one of Skylight Books’ favorite (and best-selling) artists celebrates the launch of her newest book.
Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe erases the boundaries of the standard self-help book and sets you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Inside you will find nine metaphysical lessons set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations and dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.
Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.
Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. She is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.com, and her short comic stories “Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years” and “Seed Bomb” were selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 respectively by the Best American Comics series editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her comics have also appeared in Bitch, the Best American NonRequired Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in southern California. Visit her on the web at www.yumisakugawa.com.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Mission: Comics welcomes Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and a special addition of local favorite Ed Luce on Tuesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm!
+ MICHAEL DEFORGE currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as a designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.
+ PATRICK KYLE lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-founder and editor of Wowee Zonk, a contemporary comic book anthology featuring up-and-coming international artists. He has been previously nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards for his self-published comic book series Black Mass and Distance Mover.
+ SIMON HANSELMANN was born in Tasmania in 1981 and lives in Australia and on girlmountain.tumblr.com
+ Ed Luce (pronounced “loose,” like the opposite of tight) has made a huge splash in the comics scene with his self-published comic book series. Since 2008 he’s been traveling to conventions and comics festivals all over the U.S. Wuvable Oaf has garnered a huge following of fans both in the comics world and in the queer art world. Luce lives in San Francisco with his partner and collaborator, Mark, and their kitty, Luna. He can regularly be found either under a pile of drawing paper or at a local comics festival. His WUVABLE OAF will be published by Fantagraphics in March 2015
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
LeVar Burton, actor on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roots, and Reading Rainbow, signs his new children’s book: The Rhino who Swallowed a Storm at Bookends on Thursday, October 9th at 4:30 PM!
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Join the Brookline Public Library on Thursday September 25th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM for a panel discussion with comics creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter). We’ll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone’s freedom to read. Bring your questions and we’ll answer everything we can!
Brigid Alverson has been reading comics for as long as she can remember, and she has been writing about them since 2005. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of a small city by the day and pursues comics journalism in her off hours. She writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, Publishers Weekly, Comic Book Resources, and Good E-Reader.com and is a daily blogger at Robot 6. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
Katherine Dacey has been writing about comics since 2006, first as the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, then at Good Comics for Kids and her own site, The Manga Critic. Ms. Dacey lives and works in Boston, MA.
Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. Raised in the Northeast, he has a deep and instinctual love of apples, Fall, ancient gravestones, and old, crooked buildings. Although he loves all creatures great and small, his stint as an Illustration major at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth sent him down the path of comic craftsmanship rather than being a ranger or a zookeeper. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. It hit #4 on the NYT Bestsellers list.
Jennie Wood is the creator and writer of Flutter, a comic series. Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait, the first graphic novel in the series, is available on 215 Ink. The Advocate calls Flutter one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. She is also a contributor to the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic anthology, FUBAR, Singularity, and Vic Boone: Bourbon and Buckshot anthologies. She is a graphic novel instructor for Grub Street and writes non-fiction features for the educational website, infoplease.com. On September 4, 2014, 215 Ink published her YA novel, A Boy Like Me, a story of a boy trapped in the body of a girl who falls in love and learns what it means to be a man. She recently recorded original songs to go with it. An excerpt of the novel has been published in the December 2013 issue of Provocateur Literary Magazine. Jennie worked on A Boy Like Me while participating in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator program and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Jennie is one of Go Magazine’s Women We Love for 2013.
Robin Brenner (our very own Teen Librarian) is our moderator for this panel. When not presenting programs and reading guidance, she writes features for publications including VOYA, The Horn Book, Library Journal, and Knowledge Quest. She is an active member of YALSA and has served on awards committees including the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in 2007. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website No Flying No Tights.
Check out Banned Books Week for more information about the whole week nationwide, and check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for more information on comics, censorship, and how to join the fight!
The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445
Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) reads from his new children’s book The Book With No Pictures at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM. It will tickle the funny bone of kids and adults alike.
Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
Gillian Anderson appears at Bookends on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:00 pm! The award-winning actress from X-Files and Hannibal will sign her new book: A Vision of Fire.
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Inker Jay Leisten (Uncanny Avengers, Uncanny X-Men, Mighty Avengers) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, October 1st from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to sign DEATH OF WOLVERINE! Jay is a dedicated comic professional and has worked for just about every publisher. He’ll have original art, prints and is available for sketches.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Artist Alex Maleev appears at I Like Comics on Monday, September 22nd from 6:00 – 7:30pm for a signing! Alex has done wonderful art for Daredevil, Moon Knight, The Crow Dead Time, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Man in Black, New Avengers, Spider-Woman and MORE!!
I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661