MA – The Refrigerator Monologues Signing

Author Catherynne M. Valente signs at Pandemonium Books & Games on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00 PM.

Catherynne M. Valente’s new collection of connected novellas, The Refrigerator Monologues, with illustrations by Annie Wu, is releasing on June 6! Join the Hell Hath Club, a group of “fridged” (killed off to further the storylines of male superheroes) superheroines, supervillainesses, and superhero girlfriends. Six of them share their stories of their deaths, their lives, and their relationships with the male superheroes for whom they were killed.

You don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy this book, but comic book fans will pick up on fantastic Easter Eggs as well as connect the characters that Valente has created with their DC and Marvel counterparts.

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Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-3721

MA – T.J. Miller Performs

Comedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One) kicks off his latest standup tour at the Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link!

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.

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Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700

MA – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes the bestselling author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and Difficult Women ROXANE GAY for a presentation of her latest book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body on Wednesday, June 14th at 7:00 PM.

About Hunger:
New York Times–bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

Signing Guidelines
Roxane will sign books for anyone who would like, including backlist. In the interest of time, we will only be doing personalizing for copies of Hunger. In the interest of time, no posed photos with the author. Photos can be taken from the line, only.

Purchase the Book
Featured event books will be for sale at the event. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.

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First Parish Unitarian Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-7772

MA – Amy Chu Signing

Writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, KISS, Poison Ivy, Sensation Comics, X-O Manowar) appears at Comicazi on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:00 till 6:00 PM to sign comics!

Comicazi
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

 

MA – Guy Delisle Speaks

Guy Delisle, Canadian cartoonist of great comics and winner of the Grand Prix d’Angoulême, speaks his book ​”​Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City​” ​at the International School of Boston on Tuesday, May 16th from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Come with your own books, he will be happy to sign them!

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International School of Boston
45 Matignon Rd, Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 499-1451

MA – Metaphrog Signing

METAPHROG, the Franco-Scottish duo Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards Best Visual Artist 2016 will present their stunning new graphic novel adaptation of The Little Mermaid in a special signing at Million Year Picnic on Thursday May 18th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM, as part of a tour supported by Creative Scotland.

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-6763

MA – Hostage Signing

Harvard Book Store welcomes cartoonist and animator GUY DELISLE—author of Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen— on Monday May 15th at 7:00 PM in conversation with comics scholar HILLARY L. CHUTE—author of Outside the Box, Graphic Women, and Disaster Drawn—for a discussion of Delisle’s latest book, Hostage. This tour is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

About Hostage:
How does one survive when all hope is lost?

In the middle of the night in 1997, Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and taken away to an unknown destination in the Caucasus region. For three months, André was kept handcuffed in solitary confinement, with little to survive on and almost no contact with the outside world. Close to twenty years later, award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) recounts André’s harrowing experience in Hostage, a book that attests to the power of one man’s determination in the face of a hopeless situation.

Marking a departure from the author’s celebrated first-person travelogues, Delisle tells the story through the perspective of the titular captive, who strives to keep his mind alert as desperation starts to set in. Working in a pared down style with muted color washes, Delisle conveys the psychological effects of solitary confinement, compelling us to ask ourselves some difficult questions regarding the repercussions of negotiating with kidnappers and what it really means to be free. Thoughtful, intense, and moving, Hostage takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

Haverhill Library Comic Con Returns on May 20th

Press Release:

The Haverhill Public Library’s annual comic con will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM! It’s FREE and for all ages! We have an amazing line up of guests artists, authors, and artisans coming! See list below!

There will be presentations on different aspects of the comic world from Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, James A Moore, and Steve Bissette; a presentation on women in anime by Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe; and a D&D Game Master workshop presented by David Welsh! Children’s activities will include face painting, various crafts, a superhero scavenger hunt, and the ducky derby in our pool! We will also have a costume contest with a winner in three age groups: kid, teen, adult. Please remember that this is a family friendly event so all costumes should be tasteful and appropriate, and please no realistic looking weapons.

Announced guests so far:

Steve Bissette
Christopher Golden
Tom Sniegoski
James A Moore
Craig Rousseau
Jason Ciaramella
Ian Chase Nichols
Ed Dukeshire
Kristi McDowell
Jesse Lundberg
Greg Moutafis
Fiona’s Fright Shoppe
Lindsay Moore
Jennie Wood
David Welsh
Aaron Bolduc
Jimmy Curtis
Jay Kennedy
Andy Arnott
Colleen’s Crafting Corner
Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

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Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-1586

Big Papi Signing Tour

Baseball legend David Ortiz signs PAPI: MY STORY an entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game’s greatest, most clutch sluggers.

TOUR DATES:

Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY
Tuesday, May 16
5PM — 7PM

Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Thursday, May 18
12PM — 2PM

Wellesley Books
82 Central Street, Wellesley, MA
Thursday, May 18
6PM — 8PM

Barnes & Noble College @ Harvard Coop
1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Friday, May 19
4PM — 6PM

BJ’s
100 Corporate Drive, Franklin, MA
Saturday, May 20
10AM — 12PM

MA – Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo Signing

Press Release:

The Million Year Picnic and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to present author and artist Sandrine Revel on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 PM, discussing her award-winning Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo, a beautiful graphic novel that brings the revolutionary Canadian pianist to life with hand-painted illustrations.

Sandrine Revel is a prolific French creator of graphic novels. In 2001, she won an award for her work for young readers at the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival. She has published more than ten graphic novels in France as well as a successful line of Children’s comics. “Glenn Gould: a Life Off Tempo” won her the French Artémisia award which recognizes female comics creators. It is the first of her books to be published in English.

Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among other works, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach. This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona. Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger? Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

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