CA – A Load of Hooey Signing

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Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Mr. Show) signs his new book at Powell’s City of Books at Thursday October 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized. To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of A Load of Hooey here at Skylight Books. Tickets will be available starting September 30, 2014. They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the “Order Comments” field. We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. In addition to books, you may bring one item of memorabilia to be signed (but no pieces of paper please). Due to time constraints, Bob Odenkirk will be unable to pose for photos with individual attendees, though you are welcome to take photos during the event and from the line. Please also refrain from making an audio or video recording of the event. Thank you for your cooperation!

Bob Odenkirk is a legend in the comedy-writing world, winning Emmys and acclaim for his work on Saturday Night Live, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and many other seminal TV shows. This book, his first, is a spleen-bruisingly funny omnibus that ranges from absurdist monologues (Martin Luther King, Jr’s Worst Speech Ever) to intentionally bad theater (Hitler Dinner Party: A Play); from avant-garde fiction (Obituary for the Creator of Madlibs) to free-verse poetry that’s funnier and more powerful than the work of Calvin Trillin, Jewel, and Robert Louis Stevenson combined.

Odenkirk’s debut resembles nothing so much as a hilarious new sketch comedy show that’s exclusively available as a streaming video for your mind. As Odenkirk himself writes in The Second Coming of Jesus and Lazarus, it is a book to be read aloud to yourself in the voice of Bob Newhart.

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

CA – LeVar Burton Signs

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LeVar Burton, star of Reading Rainbow, Roots, and Star Trek: The Next Generation, appears at Costco on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign his new children’s book THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM!

Costco
2345 Fenton Pkwy San Diego, CA 92108-4743
(619) 358-4000

CA – Deathstroke Signing

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Marv Wolfman (Creator of Deathstroke, Blade, Black Cat, Cyborg, and Starfire just to name few!) signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 pm!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

CA – Transformers Star Signs

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Celebrity ambassador Josh Duhamel (Transformers, Las Vegas) visits Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, October 18 at 11am, to read and sign the Rosemary Wells’ classic, BUNNY CAKES! Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy.

(NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing and limited to one hour.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

CA – John Carpenter’s Asylum Signing

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Horror legend John Carpenter (Halloween, Big Trouble in Little China) signs with co-creator and writer Sandy King Carpenter at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 26th at 1:00 PM. Must purchase a book to get a line pass. They will sign anything bought at the store and one (1) personal item only.

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

CA – Goners #1 Signing

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Jacob Semah appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 pm to sign Goners #1!

RSVP on Facebook!

Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

CA – The Book of Life Exhibit

Gallery Nucleus presented panels and an exhibition with the artists behind the animated feature The Book of Life on Saturday October 25, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM!

Press Release:

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboard, and visual development teams. Also, on display will be tribute art pieces. 

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Book of Life book.

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Book of Life book (about 50 seats available, standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20(see top, does not guarantee availabilty of book for “seats only” option)

  • Waives admission fee.bol
  • Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
  • No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
  • Comes with a free bottle of water.
  • Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.
  • Get 10% off your book purchase.


Featured Artists:

Jorge R. Gutierrez - Director
Paul Sullivan - Art Director
Steve Cunningham - Sr. Animator
David Apgar - Sr. Animator
Travis Koller - Lead Visual Development
Frederick Gardner - Visual Development
Sarah Marino - Visual Development
Shane Richardson - Visual Developoment
Colin Jack - Story Artist
Myke Bakich - Story Artist
Sandra Equihua - Character Design

More to be announced!

Event Schedule:

2:00pm – 3:00pm (Panel Presentation)
3:00pm – 3:30pm (Q&A)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (Signing)

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Tony Hale Signs

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Actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) appears at Skylight Books on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm to present his new children’s book Archibald’s Next Big Thing.

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

CA – In Real Life Signing

cd-jw-irlCory Doctorow and Jen Wang present In Real Life on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer –a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake.

From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash.

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, and his most recent novel is Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free. He lives in London.

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
2904 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone 510.704.822

CA – Neal Adams Signs

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Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams signs at Southern California Comics on Wednesday October 15th!

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase by Neal Adams which he will be bringing to the STORE signing to sell. He will also have Blank comic covers that he has done as original art of a bunch of different characters which he also has for sale at the table. We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams.

Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com

Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email adams@nealadams.com

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern-Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.”

When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ras Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

Southern California Comics
8280 Clairemont Mesa Bl #124 San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 715-8669

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