DC – 100 Demon Dialogues Signing

Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood appears at East City Bookshop on Friday, June 29th at 6:30 PM to celebrate the release of her new book, 100 Demon Dialogues!

100 Demon Dialogues is a collection of comics for anyone who wants to talk back to the little voice in their head that says “You’re no good.” In each panel, Lucy is beset by a tiny, petulant demon who embodies workaholism, imposter syndrome, and fear of missing out. From overcoming self-doubt to prioritizing self-care, Bellwood and her demon embody a hilarious and relatable partnership that will resonate with people from all walks of life.

Lucy Bellwood is a professional cartoonist and illustrator based in Portland, OR. As an outspoken advocate for transparency in creative careers, Lucy has presented on subjects like following an independent path, the finances of freelancing, and working with imposter syndrome at events and institutions around the globe. Her latest collection takes a hilarious, humanizing look at what it’s really like to persevere when our Inner Critics are trying to take the wheel. She is a member of Helioscope, the largest collective of freelance comics professionals in North America, where she spearheads the studio’s Mentorship Program.

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East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 290-1636

DC – Moon Racer Performance

Fantom Comics presents Moon Racer, Zack Bly, and L.K. Swanson on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30 PM.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – LAAB Launch Party

Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, Black History in its Own Words) appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, June 16th at 3:00 PM to launch a new art magazine on black representation in sci-fi and pop culture called LAAB! Join us for a discussion about the ideology of form in comics with Wimberly and Julian Lytle, local artist and host of the Ignorant Bliss podcast.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear Signing

Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot) signs Star Wars: The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear at Politics & Prose in the Children & Teens Dept. Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Brothers of the Gun Signing

Molly Crabapple, illustrator of Brothers of The Gun, appears in conversation with Latoya Peterson, deputy editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, at East City Bookshop on Friday, May 25th at 6:30 PM for a reading, discussion, Q&A, and signing.

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East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
(202) 290-1636

DC – Jack and the Geniuses Signing

Join Bill Nye appears on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Alice Deal Middle School in celebration of his Jack and the Geniuses series!

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is a science educator known for his television show. He’s also an author of the bestselling series, “Jack and the Geniuses.” In Lost in the Jungle, famed inventor Hank Witherspoon is missing, and it’s up to Jack and his brilliant siblings, Ava and Matt, to find him. Using clues about Hank’s project—a new way to generate and store electricity, inspired by the electric eels of the Amazon—the kids travel deep into the jungle, relying on genius and technology to find their friend and protect his big idea. This book, co-written with Gregory Mone, includes a glossary of terms and an experiment kids can do at home! Nye will be in conversation with Politics and Prose bookseller and Planetary Society member, Michael Triebwasser. Ages 8 to 12

This event is free and no RSVP is required. To guarantee a copy for signing, pre-order books online for pick up at the event. Books will also be for sale at the door.

This event in partnership with D.C. Public Library.

Alice Deal Middle School
3815 Fort Drive NW, Washington, DC 20016

DC – Steven Universe #15 Variant Signing

Jade Feng Lee (aka Dumpling Heart) appears at Fantom Comics on Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00 PM to sign her variant cover for Steven Universe #15 from Boom! Studios.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – Isola #1 Signing

Writer Brenden Fletcher (Motor Crush, Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Black Canary) appears at Fantom Comics on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to sign the first issue of his new series ISOLA from Image Comics.

Childhood friends BRENDEN FLETCHER (MOTOR CRUSH) and Eisner Award-winning storyteller KARL KERSCHL (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away—a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Featuring lush color work by MSASSYK (Gotham Academy) and letters by ADITYA BIDIKAR (MOTOR CRUSH). Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – Am I There Yet? Signing

Cartoonist Mari Andrew appears at Sixth & I on Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 PM to present Am I There Yet?

From writer, illustrator, and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew comes Am I There Yet: The Loop-de-Loop, Zig-Zagging Journey to Adulthood. With her signature illustrations and essays, Andrew captures the feelings and comical complexities of millennials in her on-point guide to navigating adulthood.

From creating a home in a new city, to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem, to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twentysomething document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go. Organized by universal themes of becoming an adult—including loss, adventure, and ambition—each chapter shares Andrew’s personal experiences in never-before-seen essays, accompanied by illustrations.

Andrew discovered a love of doodling while working in a bakery where she took some creative license with the display case labels. When she realized she could use her hobby to connect with people, she began to chronicle her work on Instagram and quickly became a success, with over 725,000 followers to date. Book signing to follow. 

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Sixth & I
600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-3100

Celebrate 80 Years of Superman at Awesome Con 2018

Press Release:

Top illustrators, writers, and celebrities in the comics world will unite at Mid-Atlantic pop culture convention Awesome Con presented by LeftField Media, taking over Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center from March 30-April 1, 2018. Comics powerhouse DC Entertainment and other renowned publishers will present special programming like industry insider and celebrity-driven panels, share exclusive announcements, debut designs, and more at the show. Awesome Con is proud to mark its sixth year by working with comic book artist Patrick Zircher on the official show poster and original art in the con’s program guide, distributed to all show attendees.

Show attendees can look forward to programming celebrating eight decades of Superman, marking the icon’s 80th anniversary since debuting in April 1938 from DC. Fans will be able to attend events and interact with special guests Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor in beloved television series “Smallville,” during the weekend. Kids attending Awesome Con will also receive special keepsake badges featuring official Superman artwork from acclaimed artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee specially commemorating the weekend. Creators from renowned publishers like DC will meet-and-greet with fans throughout the weekend at booths on the Awesome Con show floor, making it easier than ever to meet the makers behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture.

Comic fans will love events like Past, Present & Future: The 80th Anniversary of Superman, a panel bringing together DC artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder and comic book artist and writer Dan Jurgens, alongside Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum to retrace the iconic character’s history and discuss what’s next for the Man of Steel.

The creative minds behind Batman comic miniseries “Dark Nights: Metal” come together at Awesome Con for a Batman Metal Q&A and Meet & Greet on Saturday, March 31. Artist Greg Capullo, writer Scott Snyder, and inker Jonathan Glapion host a private one-hour Q&A with attendees, who will each receive a color Greg Capullo Batman print, a black-and-white Greg Capullo Batman print, and an inked Batman variant comic book cover by Jonathan Glapion. The iconic trio of guests will sign the prints and comic cover along with up to five items per attendee. Tickets are available for $100 at www.awesomecon.com/tickets; attendees must also have a Saturday day pass or Awesome Con Weekend pass.

COMIC GUESTS

  • Scott Snyder (Superman Unchained, Batman, American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Greg Capullo (Dark Nights: Metal, Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake, Tokyo GhostHellblazer: City of Demons, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans)
  • Tom King (Mister Miracle, Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision, A Once Crowded Sky)
  • Clay Mann (Batman, Batman Eternal, Gambit, X-Men)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective ComicsBatman, Teenage Mutant Turtles, The Backstagers, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Constantine: The Hellblazer)
  • Josh Williamson (The Flash, Birthright)
  • Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3)
  • Sam Humphries (Nightwing)
  • Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a BarWe Can Never Go Home, The Archies)
  • Jonathan Glapion (Superman, Batman, Curse of the Spawn, Elektra: The Hand)

ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS

  • Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning)
  • Will Friedle (Batman Beyond)
  • Phil LaMarr (Justice League Unlimited)

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Awesome Con runs from Friday, March 30 until Sunday, April 1 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More information about Awesome Con and tickets are available at www.awesomecon.com.

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