CA – Meow! Signing

Victoria Ying, Disney Animation Studios’ talented visual development artist, appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, October 7th at 3:00 PM to debut and sign her latest book Meow!

Event Highlights:
– Fun crafts photobooth
– Print release from Meow!
– Art demo/presentation

About the Artist:
Victoria Ying is an Author Illustrator who grew up in Southern California with the sun and surf. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in Animation. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her big buddy dog Buster. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

SF – Going Into Town: An Evening with Roz Chast

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Nourse Theatre on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she began drawing cartoons once again. Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American Magazine, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin. Her forthcoming book is entitled Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

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Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 563-2463

CA – Gabrielle Union Signing

Actress Gabrielle Union appears in conversation with Cari Champion at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM for The Real Life Book Club Tour in celebration of We’re Going to Need More Wine.

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase We’re Going to Need More Wine from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning October 23rd at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Personalization will not be available
• Candid photos from the line
• Posed photos and selfies will not be available
• Gabrielle will only sign We’re Going to Need More Wine
• Gabrielle will not sign any memorabilia

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

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

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

CA – John Carpenter Signing

Masters of horror John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter host their 5th annual Halloween signing event for Tales for a Halloweenight! They will be joined by comic artists and writers including Tim Bradstreet, Steve Niles, Duane Swierczynski, James Ninness, David J. Schow, Cat Staggs, and Amanda Deibert.

They will be at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The preorders for the book will go on sale next week exclusively at goldenapplecomics.com.

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

CA – Michelle McNeil Signing

Illustrator Michelle McNeil appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, October 14th at 1:00 PM. Her cartoony and humorous work has been featured in everything from rock show posters to an ad campaign for the UCSF Library. She currently works as a graphic artist for the San Francisco Public Library.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

CA – Alexander Hamilton Signing

Artist Justin Greenwood (The Fuse, Stumptown) appears at Escapist Comics on Saturday, September 30th at 1:00 PM to sign ALEXANDER HAMILTON, the new graphic novel from Ten Speed Press.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – An Evening with Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, iconic actor-producer-director, is adding another title to his list of accomplishments: author. On Monday, October 23, 2017, catch NPR host David Greene in conversation with the two-time Academy Award winner about his new collection of short stories, Uncommon Type.

Select tickets include a signed copy of the book. Tickets available at the link…

Doors open and book pick-up begins at 6:00 PM, conversation begins at 7.

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Bovard Auditorium, USC
3551 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-4211

SF – An Evening with Ed Asner & Ed Weinberger

Ed Asner and Ed Weinberger appear on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss their new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and NutjobsTickets available at the link…

Ed Asner, the Emmy Award–winning television actor – a.k.a. Lou Grant – is also an activist and a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days. In his new book The Grouchy Historian, he explains how liberals can reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they – and only they – know how to interpret it. Asner is joined on stage by co-author and former Mary Tyler Moore Show producer Ed Weinberger.

Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards. In all, he has been nominated 20 times for an Emmy Award. One of the most respected actors of his generation, Asner is equally adept at comedy and drama, and has also made a name for himself as a trade unionist and a political activist. He served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild, from 1981 to 1985.

Ed. Weinberger began his career in the early 1960s with Dick Gregory and has written for such diverse comedians as Bob Hope, Richard Pryor and Johnny Carson (for five years on The Tonight Show). He wrote for and produced The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and co-created Taxi, Dear John and The Cosby Show. He also executive-produced and created Amen, Sparks and Good News. He has won three Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody and nine Emmys. In 2000, he received The Writer’s Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

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