OR – I Can’t Guess Release Party

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Daria Tessler and Dylan Jones appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 7, 2016 from 6-9pm for the I Can’t Guess art show and release party!

Press Release:

In addition to their recently published books, Daria Tessler & Dylan Jones are making a collaborative art zine out of a vast assortment of bits and pieces.

Dylan also will have a new zine called I Can’t Guess made for the show, in addition to his new book The Longer You Stare the Fatter I’m Guilty, published last month by Gridlords. Dylan Jones has led a shoe mouth face floppy dagger dinger across an array of pages with his dextrous limbs’ pinwheel pineal dialogue. His new book will no doubt leave a zipper-length void in midmouth just as you grew wanting.

Daria Tessler’s most recent book, Three Magical Recipes from the Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, was published by Perfectly Acceptable Press. Dig out your parents’ glassen vessel and catch thyself a rearmouse – Daria Tessler illuminates three recipes from Alchemist-in-Chief Albertus Magnus’s Book of Secrets… One spell-binding four-color Risograph booklet.

Dylan Jones is an artist originally hailing from New Hampshire. Jones probably draws for more hours, makes more art and animates more objects than anyone alive or dead. It’s hard to imagine Jones sleeping ever, and his work makes one believe that he likely only loosely does something resembling sleeping, with eyes agape at all times. A meditative existence, so to speak. His work is methodical, pulling at all of the items in view, all of our mundane surroundings, and showing us how people can inhabit these the way Jones will inhabit your psyche. Jones’s work is the field of fantasies for persons who have seen too much, and it is the nightmares of the blissfully ignorant.

Born in Finland, Daria Tessler has been popping out of a jack-in-the-box at the cranking of dawn’s sunburned hand to the music of unknown worlds. A master silkscreener and master artist, Tessler has pulled as many visions she has screens. Her expert use of color will make you believe you are seeing hues that your eyes couldn’t previously register. Her linework and patterning is the most pleasant waft of wispy air, filled with pollen and pines, brushing over you. Each inhabitant of Tessler’s work wears on them a blissful quality of anxiety, a state of mind. You are doing yourself the greatest favor by stepping out of your body and into her body of work. Her book Music of Changes will be out soon from Latvian publisher kus! as part of their mini kus! line.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

NYC – Difficult People Screening

000000000000-Difficult PeopleJulie Klausner & Billy Eichner appear with moderator Caryn James at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm for a Difficult People talk and advance screening.

Press Release:

Two aspiring NYC comedians who aren’t living up to their potential, hate just about everything and everyone — except for each other.

That’s the hilarious journey of creator, writer, Executive Producer and star Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) and co-star Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) on Hulu’s hit comedy series Difficult People. Laugh your way through an advance screening of an episode from Season 2, then hear from these two funny people about playing wayward versions of themselves on their painfully comic, Amy Poehler-produced show.

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

CA – World of Warcraft Signing

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Daniel Lisi discusses his new book World of Warcraft, with Jarett Kobek, Gabe Durham, Ashly + Anthony Burch and Brock Wilbur at Skylight Books on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

At more than 100 million user accounts created and over $10 billion made, it is not only the most-subscribed MMORPG in the world, but the highest-grossing video game of all time. Ten years after its launch, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft is less a game and more a world unto itself, and it’s a world Daniel Lisi knows well. More time in his high school years was spent in Azeroth than in his hometown of Irvine, CA—a home he happened to share with Blizzard itself.

Now that Lisi has founded his own game development studio, WoW remains his most powerful example of just how immersive and consuming a game can be. Based on research, interviews, and the author’s own experience in a hardcore raiding guild, Lisi’s book examines WoW’s origins, the addictive power of its gameplay loop, the romances WoW has both cemented and shattered, the enabling power of anonymity, and the thrill of conquering BlizzCon with guildmates you’ve known for years and just met for the first time.
Daniel Lisi is the CEO and co-founder of Game Over, a video game development studio based in Los Angeles, CA. He’s a member of Art Share LA’s board of directors and facilitates an incubator for individual artists and their projects.

Jarett Kobek is a Turkish-American writer living in California. His novella ATTA was called “highly interesting,” by the Times Literary Supplement, has appeared in Spanish translation, been the subject of much academic writing, and was a recent and unexplained bestseller in parts of Canada. His most recent book is I Hate the Internet. Presently, he’s working on a book about Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s first album for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series.

Gabe Durham is the founder, editor, and publisher of Boss Fight Books. His novel FUN CAMP was one of BuzzFeed’s 17 Books We Loved in 2013. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Ashly Burch is a voice actor and writer, and she speaks about representation and issues of gender and identity in the games industry. Anthony Burch was lead writer of Borderlands 2 for Gearbox Software and is currently a writer for Rocket Jump.

Brock Wilbur is a nightmare man with a heart of solid gold. Born in Salina, Kansas and booklearn’d at the Northwestern University in Chicago, Brock is a 6’7″ writer slash comedian now living in Los Angeles. He has some books and standup albums and films that you might enjoy, and you can track them all down on the internetwebs. He accepts tributes in the form of video games and gin — like an adult.

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

NY – The Very Devil Herself Signing

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Meet and greet book signing with horror author Loren Molloy at Time Warp Comic Books & Collectibles on Sunday July 17th from 1-2pm to sign THE VERY DEVIL HERSELF. $25 per person. Buy tix on theverydevilherself.eventbrite.com

“Beginning in the late 1600s we follow Alexandra on a journey through history which is filled with blood, fear, and terror. Alexandra is a supernatural creature who must feast on human flesh and blood to survive. For over 200 years this immortal woman has to prowl the dirty streets of London in search of her next victim until the King of England decides to employ her special skills to hunt real life serial killers for his needs instead. “Horrifying, Terrifying, & Captivating from cover to cover.”

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Time Warp Comic Books & Collectibles
1164 Broadway, Hewlett, New York 11557
(516) 406-4869

MA – Going Graphic: Writing a Graphic Novel Panel

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Press Release:

Robin Brenner, librarian and founder of the graphic novel review site www.noflyingnotights.com, will moderate a panel on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am about how, why, and when to tell stories in words and images. Panelists include Tim Fish, Jesse Lonergan, and Liz Prince, whose graphic novels cover children’s and young adult, and adult subject matter. Free and Open to the Public.

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Marran Theater – Lesley University
34 Mellen Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

FL – Neal Adams Signing

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Press Release:

Past Present Future is thrilled to announce that Neal Adams; a true legend of the comic book industry will be a special guest of our West Palm Beach Superstore – Thursday, June 30th! Mr. Adams will be in the store from 6:00 until 9:00 PM.

A special arrangement has been made with this iconic artist, just for our customers – he will sign one item (hardcover, trade paperback or comic) per-person for FREE. Each additional signature is $20.00, discounted from his normal convention price. Mr. Adams will also take photos with fans (time permitting). There is one exception to the signature policy, if the books are CGC, then Mr. Adams must charge his standard rate. Beyond all of this awesomeness Mr. Adams will have a limited supply of prints, books and hard to find variants available for purchase. This is an incredible opportunity to meet a true master whose contribution to the comic book industry is unprecedented.

Past Present Future Comics
1387 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-697-2554

CA – The Lady Bugs Anthology Signing

Press Release:

Join the Los Angeles Women’s Comic Creators League (The Ladybugs) for our next stop on our SUMMER SIGNING TOUR: ARSENAL COMICS!!

We’re bringing the Ladybugs’ PREMIER ANTHOLOGY to Newbury Park on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM!! The Ladybug Anthology features 15 comic book and short stories by members of the Los Angeles Women’s Comic Creators League (aka The Lady Bugs), a group dedicated to creating a safe space for women who love comics to create, make friends, and HAVE FUN! Stories range from sci-fi hijinks to test day jitters in elementary school!!

000000000000-arsenal-ladybugsCheck out the creators behind the Ladybug Anthology!!

Lucy Keifer
Tanya Bjork
ZombieTeddie
Nellii Bug of Graphic Ramblers
Jenn Bazilius
Rachel Poulson
Ashley Rubay
Vanessa Fogelquist
Courtney Davis
MOM Comics
Adventures of Aws
Mos Dakky Comics
Angelica McLaughlin
Joie Brown
Alexandra Smith
Christine Hipp of Bounty Hunter Space Besties: a webcomic
Meli Maldonado

Special Thanks to our Behind-the-Scene heavy-lifters:
Consulting Editor: Barbara Randall Kesel
Cover Artist: Angelica McLaughlin
Cover Letters: Ali Guerin
Project Manager: MOM Comics
Production Artist: Christine Hipp
Anthology Layout & Design: ZombieTeddie
Publishing Coordinators: Alexandra Smith & MOM Comics

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Arsenal Comics & Games
2333 Michael Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 499-6197

 

AZ – Black Jack Ketchum Signing

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Brian Schirmer, writer and co-creator of Black Jack Ketchum, appears from noon till 2:00 PM on Saturday June 25th at Phoenix Samurai Comics.

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Samurai Comics
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
602-265-8886

VA – Super Human Resources Signing

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Ken Marcus appears at Big Planet Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign Super Human Resources from Action Lab!

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

UK – Yoga Hosers Screening

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Press Release:

Writer/Director KEVIN SMITH will be returning to The Prince Charles Cinema to present the London Premiere of his forthcoming film, YOGA HOSERS on Tuesday, June 28th!

Not only will Kevin be taking to the stage for an hour long intro / Q&A before the film, he’ll also be returning to it after for another hour of fun-filled chit-chat!

So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now for what is sure to be another great night with Kevin Smith in the house!

SCHEDULE – 2nd Screening:
23:59 – Kevin Smith intro
00:30 – YOGA HOSERS [London Premiere]
02:00 – Kevin Smith Q&A

Tickets available at the link…

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The Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7494 3654

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