T.J. MILLER is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational stand-up act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage.
His hour-long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin.
Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK.
Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand.
Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.
The Vic Theatre
3145 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Writer Paul Allor appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, August 27th from noon till 4:00 PM to sign IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1 and Marvel Comics: A Year of Marvels: The Unstoppable #1!
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Local creators Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr of Action Lab: Danger Zone comics appear at Lazarus Pit Comics on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM signing and sketching for the release of the Voracious trade collection!
Jason will do a free sketch with the purchase of the book. Blank cover variants will be on sale for various titles (while supplies last). He is also taking preorders for a more detailed commission piece for $20. You have until 7 Aug to get your requests in. Let your imagination run wild! Jason’s art will not disappoint! Feel free to email or message the shop and I will make sure to get your request to Jason and he will have the art available for pickup at the event.
The Lazarus Pit Comics
47 Highwood Ave, Highwood, Illinois 60040
Writer MICHAEL MORECI appears at Defiant Comics on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. He’ll be signing copies of his TWO new number one issues: SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO & BOOMERANG #1 and REINCARNATE #1!
Suicide Squad (soon to be a major motion picture!) follows Boomerang and the Squad as they embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?
ReincarNate (soon to be a major television series!) focuses on down-on-his-luck private eye Nate McCoy. After being shot in the head during an investigation, Nate gains the ability to interact with versions of himself from past lives: Jameson, a wild west lawman, and Alan, a contract killer from the 1960s. With their help, Nate takes on the dangerous underworld, crooked cops, and scumbags, including El Panda, a criminal heavyweight who may have been responsible for the murder of his father.
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr return to Challengers Comics to celebrate the release of the very first VORACIOUS collection on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM! VORACIOUS has been so successful that there will be a second series premiering in the fall, so if you grab the collection of volume 1 on Wednesday, August 10th you’ll be caught up just in time for volume 2! Plus, Markisan and Jason are really great guys AND are from Chicago, so you can feel extra good about buying their work! Civic pride, baby!
“Haunted by the death of his sister, NYC Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his tiny hometown in Utah, Nate’s life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate’s passion for cooking is reignited! With a little help from his knife-wielding Grandmother Maribel, and friends Starlee and Captain Jim, Nate opens a restaurant that secretly serves dinosaur meat. Can he survive long enough to make it a success and turn his life around?”
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Writer Tim Seeley (Suicide Squad, Grayson) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign DC Comics’ NIGHTWING #1!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Artists Andrew Pepoy and Jason Millet sign at Graham Crackers Comics to celebrate Doctor Who Day on Saturday July 9, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM! All Doctor Who merch is 12% off, cosplayers will get a SPECIAL WHOVIAN TREAT.
Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Meet superstar writer and artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk) at Barnes & Noble on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM as he signs copies of his first volume of I HATE FAIRYLAND, an all-new series of adventure and mayhem. Follow Gert, a 40-year old woman trapped in a 6-year old’s body who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly 30 years.
Barnes & Noble
1701 E Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704
Star Wars artist extraordinaire Dave Dorman (Dark Forces, Crimson Empire, Tales of the Jedi) appears at Alleycat Comics on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s HAN SOLO #1!
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
Anderson’s Bookshop is thrilled to welcome noted actor, screenwriter, director and author Ethan Hawke, and bestselling author Greg Ruth to the Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville to celebrate the release of Indeh on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 PM! Tickets available at the link.
The authors will speak and take a few questions from the audience, then move into the signing portion of the evening.
Please note that there will NOT be a posed photo opportunity at this event! We will have someone available to take a candid photo of you with the authors with your camera/phone while you meet, but due to time constraints they will not be able to look up or pose for any photos. They will not be able to personalize books.
Please purchase your tickets through the Brown Paper Tickets HERE and bring your printed ticket to the event. Tickets are only available through this link and are not available in our stores or over the phone.
You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will NOT be available for pick up before that time. Books purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.
PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.
The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. INDEH captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war-as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo-who then try to find peace and forgiveness. INDEH not only paints a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, INDEH offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and INDEH shows us why.
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540