New York Times-bestselling author Marjorie Liu shares the first installment in her new gripping graphic novel series, Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening. Described as “a delight” by Neil Gaiman, Marjorie and illustrator Sana Takeda have created a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk that will have readers highly anticipating the next book in the series. Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Illustrator Sana Takeda will be joining Marjorie for this very special evening.
1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and the Wexner Center for the Arts are thrilled to host award-winning author and illustrator MO WILLEMS in conversation with HILARY PRICE, the creator behind Rhymes With Orange. Mo will be discussing his life, career, and creative process. Parents, educators, and aspiring children’s book authors won’t want to miss this event!
Mo Willems is a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, and has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. This year, Mo celebrates the 25th and final book in his long-running Elephant and Piggie series, which has twice won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal.
Joining Mo in conversation will be Hilary B. Price, the creator behind the internationally syndicated comic strip Rhymes With Orange. Price has been awarded the “Best Newspaper Panel” four times by the National Cartoonists Society, and her work also appears in Parade Magazine, The Funny Times, People and Glamour.
This free event will be held in Mershon Auditorium. A book signing with Mo and Hilary will take place immediately after the event in the lobby.
Parking is available during off-peak hours at the Ohio Union North Garage.
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Co-Writer Tom Peyer appears at Comics for Collectors on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM to sign the debut issue of CAPTAIN KID from Aftershock Comics!
Comics for Collectors
207 N Aurora St, Ithaca, New York 14850
Artist Matt Battaglia appears at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign Indoctrination!
Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
Writer Christos N. Gage (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Netflix’s Daredevil) tours several stores to sign the NC Comicon variant cover featuring art by Tommy Lee Edwards!
Saturday July 30th 10am-12pm
Ultimate Comics Cary
1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Saturday July 30th 1:30pm-3:30pm RSVP on Facebook!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Saturday July 30th 5pm-6pm
6120-A Farrington Road, Durham, NC 27517
Sunday July 31st 11am-1pm RSVP on Facebook!
3010 Sunset Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Sunday July 31st 11am-1pm RSVP on Facebook!
Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Ste 015, Raleigh, NC 27615
Writer MICHAEL MORECI appears at Defiant Comics on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. He’ll be signing copies of his TWO new number one issues: SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO & BOOMERANG #1 and REINCARNATE #1!
Suicide Squad (soon to be a major motion picture!) follows Boomerang and the Squad as they embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?
ReincarNate (soon to be a major television series!) focuses on down-on-his-luck private eye Nate McCoy. After being shot in the head during an investigation, Nate gains the ability to interact with versions of himself from past lives: Jameson, a wild west lawman, and Alan, a contract killer from the 1960s. With their help, Nate takes on the dangerous underworld, crooked cops, and scumbags, including El Panda, a criminal heavyweight who may have been responsible for the murder of his father.
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs appear at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #1!
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational stand-up act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage.
His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.
Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK.
Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand.
Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Ray Friesen will be signing Small Gods: The Discworld Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 6th August from 4 – 5pm.
‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’
In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: ‘Hey, you!’ This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, it’s certainly not helpful to be reduced to appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.
In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…
The bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett now adapted into graphic novel form with new artwork by Ray Friesen.
Ray Friesen, like Sir Terry, has facial hair and a penchant for hats, although he claims that this is a coincidence. Ray was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Most Promising New Talent during his first year of cartooning professionally.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
Join celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian as he brings his Food Talk series to 92Y on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM with some major star power: Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka.
Zakarian gives the audience an inside look into his guests’ career highlights, upcoming projects and personal milestones — and, of course, their favorite eats and drinks.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128