FL – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Yancy Street Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016 with guest including Angel Medina, Austin Janowsky, Chuck Dixon, Dave Myers, Daniel Govar, Eigh Jay Mauro, Fierce Comics, Graham Nolan, Greg Andrews, Greg Mattson, James Bukauskas, Josh Dykstra, Kate Carleton, Mark McKenna, Sergio Cariello, She-Wolf Media, Tom Nguyen, and Tom Raney.

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Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

IL – Brobots Release Party

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Artist and co-creator SEAN DOVE appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of BROBOTS!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

NYC – Identity Crisis Panel

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Writers Elyssa East, Erica Wright, and Alex Segura discuss the rewards and challenges of writing in multiple genres at Word Bookstore on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Moderated by Ricardo Maldonado. Sponsored by Guernica Magazine.

Erica Wright’s latest crime novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus Books). Her debut, The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books.

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novel Silent City, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. Silent City and its sequel, Down the Darkest Street, are out this year via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story and the upcoming Archie Meets Ramones. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native.

Elyssa East received her B.A. in art history from Reed College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has received awards and fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo; the Ragdale, Jerome, and Ludwig Vogelstein Foundations; Columbia University; the University of Connecticut; and the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. Elyssa’s book, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, interlaces murder, legend, and history in a Massachusetts ghost town. It was recently awarded the 2010 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for the best work of non-fiction about New England. Dogtown was also named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards and an Editors’ Choice selection from the New York Times Book Review.

Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Collateral (Akashic Books/National Poetry Series) and the recipient of fellowships in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer Arts Mentorship. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NJ – Ashes Signing

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Writer Mario Candelaria and artist Karl Slominski appear at East Side Mags for a signing of ASHES on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1:00 till 5:00 PM!

About Ashes:
Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were more like family, and being a firefighter came naturally. Then the accident happened. Now, after the loss of his leg, Matt struggles to cope with his new handicap as he attempts to rebuild his shattered family and once budding career.

Mario Candelaria (Unlawful Good, Epilogue) is a writer and stand-up comedian who is constantly on the lookout for new and imaginative ways to bring an authentic perspective into his work. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Mario currently resides in suburban Philadelphia where he spends his days honing his craft and trying to figure out what exactly a “Wawa” is.

Karl Slominski (Golgotha, Run Like Hell) is a fringe comics creator whose work has illuminated everything from the depths of underground illustration to the technicolor sidewalks of your favorite neighborhoods. His relentless punk work ethic & ink-slinging have left experts stunned and theorize that he’s not of this earth. He currently resides in Upstate New York where he continues to lose sleep to his lifelong endeavor of forwarding the medium of comics.

Karl will be sketching for free but if you want to go “all in” for an AMAZING full watercolor commission ON THE SPOT, you’re looking at a bargain of $40!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

CA – FCBD: Golden Apple Comics

FCBD-logoGolden Apple Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 7, 2016 with several creator signings.

9AM Signing
SHANNON LEE (Series Creator & Writer)
BERNARD CHANG (Cover Artist, Wonder Woman, etc.)
Signing copies of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises

10AM Signing
CHRISTOS GAGE (Daredevil TV, Buffy, Avengers, etc.)
Signing copies of ROM: Space Knight #0

2PM: Wonder Woman 77′ Crew:
MARC ANDREYKO
CAT STAGGS
JASON BADOWER
DAVID WOHL
*Free Batman/Superman Comic

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

OH – Asian Americans and Comics

geneYang350Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Wexner Center for the Arts for a free lecture on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM!

Press Release:

Asian Americans represent one of the largest demographics working in today’s US comic book world. How did they come to be so involved in this medium, and what does their work as writers, artists, editors, and publishers mean for the industry? At this free lecture, award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will explore these issues by discussing prominent Asian American cartoonists, the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics, commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art, and how being an Asian American has shaped his own work in comics.

The creator of American Born Chinese (2006), Boxers and Saints (2013), Secret Coders (2015), Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, and DC’s Superman among many other acclaimed comics, Yang was recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. Teens interested in comics are invited to register for a free workshop with Yang; space is limited, so register now at the link. A book signing will follow the event.

Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Good Grief!: Children and Comics (opening June 10) and the Children’s Literature Association’s national conference (at Ohio State June 9–11; visit childlitassn.org/2016 for details).

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Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3535

IL – Mae #1 Signing

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Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Alleycat Comics on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign the first issue his new Dark Horse series MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

Alleycat Comics
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-3404

IA – The Fireman Signing

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Press Release:

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Fireman, at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

The Fireman is a novel about a terrifying worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes. The pandemic is caused by Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that tattoos its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Joe Hill is the author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box. He  is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He lives in New England.

A reception will follow the reading and signing. Books available from Prairie Lights Bookstore.

Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St, Coralville, Iowa 52241
(319) 248-1850

CA – Fistful of Blood‬ Release Party

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Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday May 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM to sign the BRAND NEW ‪Fistful of Blood‬ TPB and all your favorite TMNT comics and trades!!

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

MA – Moby Signing

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Musician Moby appears at Brookline Booksmith on Friday May 20th at 7:00 pm to sign his new memoir PORCELAIN.

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late ’80s and ’90s. Moby’s voice resonates with honesty, wit, and, above all, an unshakable passion for his music that steered him through some very rough seas.

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Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

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