CA – Adjustment Day Signing

Author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from noon till 4:00 PM. Get tickets here…

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.

Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:
Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them.

The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs.
A smile is your best bulletproof vest.

When Adjustment Day arrives, it fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche. (WW Norton)

Event guidelines:

  • This is a signing only. Tickets for this event are available on Eventbrite.
  • Tickets include one copy of Adjustment Day to be picked up the day of the event at the time of check in.
  • In addition to Adjustment Day, Chuck will sign two other items only.
  • Additional copies of Adjustment Day and other Chuck Palahniuk titles will be available for purchase, the day of the event.
  • After check in – signing line placement will be first come, first serve.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

CA – FCBD 2018: The Comic Bug Signing

The Comic Bug celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th with special guests:

James O’Barr (The Crow)
Chiara Bautista (www.chiarabautista.com)
Scott Koblish (The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish)
Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone)
Ryan Odagawa (Shadowzone)
Joe Allard (www.designdevil.com)
Renae Geerlings (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Brandon McKinney (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Jeff Kline (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’ Blazin’!)
Mike Wellman (Guns A’ Blazin’!)
Luke Lizalde (Mac Afro)
Don Walker (Agent Wild)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole)
Dan Wickline (Metal Hurlant)
Vince Hernandez (Charismagic)
Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken)
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
Kids Entertainment (HoneyDew and MaryLu)
Lord Mesa (www.lordmesa.com)
The Sketchy Bugs
….and more

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Strategy Strikes Back Signing

Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide) discusses and signs Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict at Book Soup on Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 PM.

The most successful film franchise of all time, Star Wars thrillingly depicts an epic multigenerational conflict fought a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the Star Wars saga has as much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together over thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground-level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films.

Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside-the-box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. (For example: )A chapter on the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor by World War Z author Max Brooks offers a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Star Wars itself.

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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Brothers of the Gun Signing

Molly Crabapple (Drawing Blood) returns to The Last Bookstore on Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 PM to present and discuss Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, which she illustrated and co-authored with Marwan Hisham. A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century’s bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom. She’ll be in conversation with Matt Pearce.

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends — fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq — joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.

Brothers of the Gun is the story of a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins — the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears — be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape.

Illustrated with more than eighty ink drawings by Molly Crabapple that bring to life the beauty and chaos, Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution—and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope.

Molly Crabapple, an artist and writer based in New York, has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, in Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria, and received widespread praise for her illustrated memoir Drawing Blood. Crabapple is a contributing editor for Vice and has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Marwan Hisham is a Syrian freelance journalist who since 2014 has covered Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Intercept, and Foreign Policy.

Matt Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he hails from Kansas City, Mo.

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 488-0599

CA – Skyward/Infidel Signing

Joe Henderson (Skyward) and Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel) sign at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday, April 21st at 1:00 PM.

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

CA – Mad Magazine #1 Release Party

Executive Editor Bill Morrison plus amazing MAD Contributors Bob Fingerman and Luke McGarry appear at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of MAD MAGAZINE #1

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-945

CA – Derek Smalls Signing

Derek Smalls (aka Harry Shearer), bassist for Spinal Tap, appears at Amoeba Music on Saturday, April 21st at 3:00 PM to sign copies of his new album Smalls Change: Meditations Upon Aging for Record Store Day!

Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

CA – FCBD 2018: Blastoff Comics

Comic creators Jerry Frissen, JK Woodward, David & Scott Tipton and more appear at Blastoff Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2665

CA – Annihilation Signing

Comedian, actor & writer Patton Oswalt appears at Amoeba Music on Saturday, April 21st at 3:00 PM  will be signing his new album “Annihilation” at Amoeba Hollywood on Record Store Day!

Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

CA – One Small Step Screening + Panel

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present a special screening & panel of Taiko Studios’ first short film One Small Step. An original short film that follows the story of Luna, a Chinese-American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Join us at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM and bring your questions for the Taiko team as they present their work process and discuss their experiences working as an independent animation studio.

TAIKO Studios was founded in 2017 by CEO Shaofu Zhang in both Los Angeles and Wuhan, China. As a truly international company, the studio endeavors to bridge eastern and western cultures together to create memorable stories with universal appeal.

ADMISSION
FREE (first come first serve)
Limited to 100 seats. Standing room also available.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
– One Small Step art book exclusive release.
– Art works of the team’s designs will be on display.
– More TBA.

FEATURING
Shaofu Zhang – Producer
Andrew Chesworth – Director
Bobby Pontillas – Director
Joy Johnson – CG Supervisor
Andrew Jennings – Head of Pipeline
Steve Horner – Music Composer

EVENT SCHEDULE
7:00 – 7:15 Film Screening
7:15 – 8:00 Artist Discussion Panel
8:00 – 8:30 Q & A (moderated by TBD)
8:40 – 9:00 Intermission/Break
9:00 – 10:00 Book Signing

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

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