MA – Harley Quinn Day 2017

Press Release:

Batman Day returns to That’s Entertainment in Worcester, Massachusetts. This year, one of Batman’s arch-enemies is taking over the show. Celebrating 25 years of Harley Quinn with friends and employees of That’s Entertainment all day on Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guest artists Bob Noberini and Doug Chapel will be offering free sketches and taking small commissions from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each artist will be giving away a Batman Day commemorative print which will feature his artwork. Requests for commissions and free sketches are limited to one per person from each artist.

Customers are strongly encouraged to cosplay. Everyone who arrives in full costume will receive an instant $5 in store credit. Cosplayers are then welcome to enter in the store’s costume contest for a chance to win first, second, or third prizes of $10, $25, or $50 in store credit. Cashiers will be handing out free Batman and Harley Quinn comic books and masks to everyone upon request, while supplies last (limit one mask and one comic book per person).

Marketing coordinator Sorana Gatej says, “Last year on Batman Day, dozens of fans came into the store in costume,” she adds. “It’s a wonderful sight, with people of all ages dressed as Batman or his friends and foes milling around and posing for photos.”

Gatej continues, “Harley Quinn is one of my favorite DC villains. She’s a deranged sweetheart with a deadly edge. You never know what you’ll get, but you can be sure it will be both frightening and delightful.”

According to DC Comics, The annual fan-favorite event, now in its fifth year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.

Comic artists and cartoonists Bob Noberini and Doug Chapel are both locally renowned for their artistic contributions to the Worcester art scene. Some of Doug Chapel’s most recent work, a colorful mural featuring one of his signature robots, can be seen on the side of the WCUW radio building on the corner of Hawthorne and Main St. in Worcester, MA.

That’s Entertainment, located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, is a pop culture emporium that specializes in everyone’s inner “geek.” They carry a wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and other items.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

UK – Chip Zdarsky Signing

Chip Zdarsky (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals, Kaptara) appears at Gosh Comics for a signing on Monday the 16th October from 6:00 – 7:00 pm, and then discussing his work and career with Kieron Gillen from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

NY – My Pretty Vampire Signing

Cartoonist Katie Skelly appears at Escape Pod Comics for a signing on Sunday, October 15 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

CA – Pashmina Launch Party

Press Release:

Join Nidhi Chanani and Trickster on Saturday, October 14th at 6:00 PM for the official launch party for her debut graphic novel PASHMINA. Expect original art (not available elsewhere), samosas and tea. This will be a truly special event and we hope to see you there!

Nidhi will do a short presentation about her process, path to comics and sign copies of PASHMINA.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:
Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

OH – Going Into Town Signing

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Akron-Summit County Public Library on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Roz Chast’s cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 New York Times bestseller “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award. Her other books include “What I Hate: From A to Z,” “Theories of Everything,” and her latest, “Going into Town – A Love Letter To New York.”

There will be a Q&A after the presentation, and a book signing.

Books will be available for purchase.

This is a free event brought to you by the library and the Friends of Main Library.

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Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44326
(330) 643-9000

MA – The Underburbs Signing

Paper Asylum welcomes Joe Haley and T.J. Dort, creators of The Underburbs, for a signing on Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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Paper Asylum
166 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
(978) 998-4692

CA – Batgirl and the Birds of Prey Signing

Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey) sign at House of Secrets on Saturday, September 23rd from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate HARLEY QUINN DAY!

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House of Secrets
1930 W Olive St, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 562-1900

WA – Anna Faris Signing

Actress and UW alumna Anna Faris appears on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 PM for a discussion of her funny and relatable debut book, Unqualified! Tickets available at the link…

Anna Faris has advice for you. And it’s great advice, because she’s been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she’s learned. Her comic memoir and first book shares her candid, sympathetic, and entertaining stories of love lost and won. Part memoir, part humorous, unflinching advice from her hit podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the book reveals her unique take on how to navigate the bizarre, chaotic, and worthwhile adventure of finding love. Hilarious, authentic, and actually useful, Unqualified is the book fans have been waiting for.

Anna Faris is an actress, producer, and podcaster. One of comedy’s most admired actresses, she has starred in the Scary Movie franchise, The House Bunny, The Hot Chick, Just Friends, What’s Your Number?, Observe and Report, Smiley Face, and The Dictator. Faris currently stars on the CBS hit comedy Mom, a role that earned her two People’s Choice Award nominations. Anna Faris Is Unqualified, the podcast Faris launched in 2015, gets an average of two million downloads a month. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Please note that Anna Faris will be signing, but not personalizing books, and that any memorabilia & supplemental merchandise will not be signed. Photography with the author is not permitted.

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University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-5163

DC – You Can’t Spell America Without Me Presentation

Alec Baldwin appears in conversation with author Kurt Andersen on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present You Can’t Spell America Without Me. Presented by GWU and Politics and Prose. Tickets available at the link…

Working the special magic of political satire, this memoir unfolds in a time when the Trump presidency is history. America’s foremost Trump scholar and its foremost Trump impersonator, Kurt Andersen and Alec Baldwin, join forces to channel Trump’s reminisces on how he made America great again. Building on Baldwin’s wildly popular Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live, the novelist and actor together present the future former chief executive’s thoughts on White House protocol, world leaders, his family, the media, and much more.

Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen will sign a limited number of copies of You Can’t Spell America Without Me before the event begins.

When Will Call opens, a limited number of ticket holders will receive the opportunity to enter the signing line. Access to the signing line is first come, first served. We may be able to offer standby access to the signing as well, but entry is not guaranteed.

There will be no signing after the program, and signed books will not be available for pre-order.

All books and tickets will be available at will call at 6 p.m. the evening of the event.

Politics and Prose will not have books or tickets available for pick up prior to the evening of the event.

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GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-6800

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Hosts Events for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2017

September 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Ohio

Press Release:

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is proud to host the first two days of the third-annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)! This city-wide, four-day festival brings hundreds of cartoonists from across the nation together to celebrate cartoon art at a variety of venues throughout Columbus.

All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

On Thursday, catch presentations by STEVE HAMAKER on computer coloring, DAN GEARINO on research for comics historians, and KEVIN HUIZENGA on depicting time in comics form, as well as a spotlight on our guest DANA SIMPSON.

Friday’s features include presentations by LESLIE STEIN on watercolor, Pulitzer Prize winner SIGNE WILKINSON on editorial cartooning, JAMAICA DYER on creating autobiography, and behind-the-scenes tours every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting from the Reading Room.

Also on campus Thursday and Friday are SOL-CON, the Black and Brown Comix Expo, and events at the Wexner Center, including film screenings and an interview with CHRIS WARE by our associate curator Caitlin McGurk (free but must reserve tickets in advance beginning September 25).

On Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, join us for a special 40th anniversary celebration at the Billy Ireland!

Explore our current exhibits, enjoy refreshments, and prepare for a few surprises!

Visitors will get to peruse an open-house display of materials selected by the Billy Ireland’s 2017 CXC special guests, and view our special anniversary exhibitions, TALES FROM THE VAULT: 40 YEARS / 40 STORIES and FOUNDING COLLECTIONS: 1977-2017. These dynamic exhibits include some of the most unique moments from our four decades of collecting.

Following the reception, head over to Wexner Center for the Arts to see a special sneak-peek of MY FRIEND DAHMER, the film adaptation of BICLM guest DERF’s critically acclaimed graphic memoir (free but must reserve tickets in advance beginning September 25).

Check here for a full schedule of CXC events!

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