In MOONGLOW, Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon turns his own family history into fiction as he imagines the murky origins and murkier fate of Chabon Scientific Company, a mail-order novelty business. This expansive narrative unfolds as an old man’s deathbed confession to his grandson; over the course of his final week, the man leaves a dizzying legacy of half-revealed secrets and shocking revelations as he looks back over a tumultuous century and relives scenes from an impoverished childhood in south Philadelphia, wartime Europe, a prison in upstate New York, and the American space program.
About this author:
Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — an epic novel that charts 16 years in the lives of Sammy Clay and Joe Kavalier, two Jewish cousins who create a popular series of comic books in the early 1940s, the years leading up to the U.S. entry into World War II. In addition to novels, including the now-classic Wonder Boys, Chabon has also produced short stories, screenplays, children’s books, comics, and newspaper serials.
900 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Ivan Van Norman (King of the Nerds, Tabletop) appears at Hypno Comics on Wednesday, December 14th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM to sign his new children’s book The ABCs of RPGs.
Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Gallery Nucleus is proud to welcome Peow! Studio’s artists Patrick Crotty and Valentin Seiche (a.k.a. airfortress). Peow! Studio is an independent Swedish publishing company renowned in the zine and comic art world for their unique artists’ vision. Peow is also known for their risograph prints and comic book shop in Hägersten, Sweden.
Please join us December 2nd from 6-9 pm to check out their latest prints and publications Internal Affairs (Patrick Crotty) and Pocket Knight (Valentin Seiche) as they sign and meet-n-greet!
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Writer Samuel Sattin and artist Chris Koehler appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign the first volume of LEGEND from Z2 Comics!
Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Drew Struzan appears at Creature Features
Steven Spielberg’s iconic production company Amblin Entertainment is in its thirty-fifth year and over three decades has created many of the most beloved movies of all time, spanning every genre. From the Oscar-winning masterpieces Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan to adored pop culture classics that defined a generation – Back to the Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so many more.
Founded in 1981 by Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the company has brought to life so many stories on the silver screen – from its very first production Continental Divide to this fall’s The Girl on the Train. On the small screen, the company has also created countless hit series, from ER to Amazing Stories and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
This December, Creature Features will pay tribute to Amblin with an unprecedented gallery exhibit featuring imagery from, and inspired by, the company’s extraordinary history. The show is headlined by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist who painted so much of Amblin’s most iconic movie poster art, including Hook, An American Tail, The Goonies, and the Back to the Future Trilogy. Drew will display a selection of original, never-before-seen art from his personal archive.
Alongside Drew, dozens of gifted artists will exhibit original paintings and sculptures that honor the Amblin films and television shows that have influenced them.
Participating artists include:
AMBLIN 35: AN ART TRIBUTE FEATURING DREW STRUZAN opens at Creature Features on the evening of Friday, December 2nd and will exhibit through Thursday, December 15th. The exhibit is curated by Taylor White and Jack Morrissey.
Creature Features is a genre-themed art gallery and pop culture store with a twenty-year legacy of celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror and animation. Owner Taylor White and his team have hosted gallery shows themed on such iconic titles as The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Iron Giant, and Godzilla.
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Dave Crosland appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, November 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM! Aside from the creator-owned EGO REHAB, Dave has worked on INVADER ZIM and has served as a character designer at Titmouse Studios. Dave will be discussing all aspects of his career, from animation to comics. This event is FREE for any and all aspiring as well as professional creators.
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
November 14, 2016 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Video Games
Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM!
In this live event he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.” It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. Tickets available at the link…
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa, California 95403
Comic writer/creator Rick Remender (Deadly Class, Black Science) appears at Flintridge Bookstore’s Small Business Saturday celebration on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM!
Rick Remender is the writer/co-creator of comics such as LOW, Fear Agent, Deadly Class, Tokyo Ghost, and Black Science. For Marvel he has written titles such as Uncanny Avengers, Captain America, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. He’s written video games such as Bulletstorm and Dead Space, worked on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, and Titan A.E.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd, La Canada Flintridge, California 91011
Author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) appears at Kepler’s Books on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 PM in conversation with Robin Sloan and to present and sign his latest novel NORMAL! Tickets available at the link.
Come join us for a drink with the award-winning writer Warren Ellis to celebrate the publication of his thrilling new book, Normal. After futurist Adam Dearden has a nervous breakdown in Rotterdam, hes brought to a secluded recovery center in rural Oregon. As someone who stares into the abyss for a living, Adam sees things that other cannot. As he finds himself caught between factions at Normal Head Research Station, strange events start to overtake even the people who job is to predict the future. This crackling horror story was originally published as four digital originals and is collected in print here for the first time. Come join us for a very rare, very limited event with one of the genres rarest talents.
Each ticket includes one seat at the event, one copy of Normal, one beverage, and a place in the signing line. The author will sign his prose novels, but no graphic novels or memorabilia.
Robin Sloan is the author of the best-selling novel “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.” He splits his time between San Francisco and the internet.
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of the new novella Normal, as well as the bestselling novels “Gun Machine” and “Crooked Little Vein” and the short story Dead Pig Collector, which was read by Wil Wheaton for the audiobook. He publishes two very weird newsletters, Morning Computer and Orbital Operations, which give fans insight into his working process. Readers also know him from graphic novels like “Transmetropolitan,” “Fell,” “Global Frequency” and “Planetary,” as well as the movies Red and Iron Man 3, which were adapted from his works. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of cities. A documentary about his work, “Captured Ghosts,” was released in 2012. He lives on the southeast coast of England, way out on the Thames Delta.
Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Carrie Fisher appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble to sign her latest book THE PRINCESS DIARIST on Monday November 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM!
When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved–plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all.
This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday November 28th at 9am to customers who purchase “The Princess Diarist” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036