ON – FCBD 2018: Stadium Comics

Leonard Kirk, Alex Milne, and Jamal Campbell appear at Stadium Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018!

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Stadium Comics
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
905-451-3751

BC – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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The Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
+1 604-739-4550

ON – Love That Bunch Signing

Aline Kominsky-Crumb appears in conversation with writer and comedian Monica Heisey on Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00 PM.

This event is a FREE EVENT co-presentation between Drawn & Quarterly and the Church of St. Stephen-In-The-Fields. Book sales are provided by TYPE.

Pioneering feminist cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb presents Love That Bunch, autobiographical comics that chronicle the raw, dirty, and unfiltered thoughts of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb’s darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories that crackle with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell.

MORE ABOUT LOVE THAT BUNCH:
Love That Bunch traces Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s life as a Beatles loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, an 80s housewife and mother, all the way up to a new 30-page story, “Dream House”, that looks back on her childhood. It is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. These comics thrum with anxiety and questions about femininity, identity, and family.

ABOUT ALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb was born on Long Island and is one of the most influential cartoonists of the underground era as the cartoonist behind Dirty Laundry Comics and Arcade; a contributor to Wimmen’s Commix; cofounder of Twisted Sisters; editor of the anthology Weirdo and author of the graphic memoir Need More Love. Since the 1990s, she has lived in the south of France with her husband Robert Crumb. In 2017, the David Zwirner Gallery in New York held a joint exhibition of their artwork: Aline Kominsky-Crumb & R. Crumb: Drawn Together.

ABOUT MONICA HEISEY:
Monica Heisey is a writer and comedian from Toronto. She writes for television shows like Baroness von Sketch Show and Schitt’s Creek and publishes weird little humour pieces in The New Yorker, the Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and elsewhere. Her first book, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Better, is in stores now.

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Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields
365 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 2N8
+1 416-921-6350

MB – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the Club Regent Casino on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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Club Regent Casino
1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2C3B2
204-957-2710

AB – Box Boy Signing

Tayson Martindale appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday, May 2nd at 4:00 PM to present and sign BOX BOY.

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Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
780-452-8211

ON – Entropy Book Launch

Artist Aaron Costain appears at The Beguiling on Thursday, April 26th at 7:00 PM to launch his debut graphic novel from Secret Acres, ENTROPY! Also Zach Worton will also be on-hand for the event as a very special guest with a  display of a selection of his work.

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – The Bad Guys Signing

Aaron Blabey, Australian author of the bestselling The Bad Guys series, appears at the Toronto Library on Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM! Buckle up for the biggest, baddest, most fun-filled event ever – with book signings, giveaways, and a one-of-a-kind experience that lets kids create a custom story with the author!

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

AB – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at Myer Horowitz Theatre on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:30 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Myer Horowitz Theatre
8900 – 114 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2J7
+1 780-492-4764

ON – Sketches For Pledges

Francis Manapul, Leonard Kirk, Mike Rooth, Lar DeSouza, Meaghan Carter, Shane Kirshenblatt, Nik Zezos, Kartigan DK, Steve Bynoe, Sam Noir, Saffron Aurora, Sam Agro and more appear at Paradise Comics on Saturday, April 21, 2018. These artists will gather for the day to draw live original sketches for fans and the general public, in exchange for pledges/ donations in support of Cancer Research in honor of Darwyn Cooke and Brendan Yapp. Sponsored by Speech Bubble Podcast

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Paradise Comics
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 2L6 Canada
416-487-9807

QC – Love That Bunch Signing

Aline Kominsky-Crumb appears in conversation with Hillary Chute, author of Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere, at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 PM.

Pioneering feminist cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb presents Love That Bunch, autobiographical comics that chronicle the raw, dirty, and unfiltered thoughts of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb’s darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were all the more fodder for groundbreaking stories that crackle with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell.

MORE ABOUT LOVE THAT BUNCH:
Love That Bunch traces Aline Kominsky-Crumb’s life as a Beatles loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, an 80s housewife and mother, all the way up to a new 30-page story, “Dream House”, that looks back on her childhood. It is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. These comics thrum with anxiety and questions about femininity, identity, and family. 

ABOUT ALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb was born on Long Island and is one of the most influential cartoonists of the underground era as the cartoonist behind Dirty Laundry Comics and Arcade; a contributor to Wimmen’s Commix; co-founder of Twisted Sisters; editor of the anthology Weirdo and author of the graphic memoir Need More Love. Since the 1990s, she has lived in the south of France with her husband Robert Crumb. In 2017, the David Zwirner Gallery in New York held a joint exhibition of their artwork: Aline Kominsky-Crumb & R. Crumb: Drawn Together.

ABOUT HILLARY CHUTE:
Hillary Chute is the author of, most recently, Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere (HarperCollins, 2017). Her other books include Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form; Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists; and Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics. A Professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern University, she is also Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus and co-editor of Comics & Media: A Critical Inquiry Book. She has written for publications including Artforum, Bookforum, The New York Review of Books, and Poetry.

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

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