River Bird Comics and the Boston Comics Roundtable, in celebration of their new Hellbound V: End of Comics anthology, will be hosting a launch party. Free and open to the public, the party will be Thursday October 30th at the Cambridge Historical Society’s Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, at 159 Brattle Street. Festivities will run from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
With additional sponsorship from Million Year Picnic and the Cambridge Art Society, the party will feature a costume contest with prizes, Sketch Fights, complimentary refreshments, and a chance to meet local comics creators. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Created in 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable is a collective of comics creators in the Greater Boston area. Its mission: to network, teach, workshop, encourage, and publish the best and brightest artists and writers in the creation of comics.
Cambridge Historical Society
159 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary hip-hop group Run DMC appears at Newbury Comics in Faneuil Hall on Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 3:00-6:00 PM! He will sign the premiere issue of his self-titled comic series from Darryl Makes Comics! Grab his new graphic novel on Tuesday and get a wristband! First come, first serve, wristbands are limited.
Newbury Comics - Faneuil Hall Marketplace
North Market Building, Boston, MA 02109
Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston appear at the ICA to perform WORDLESS! on Sunday, October 26th at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM!
Art Spiegelman radically changed the public perception of comics with his Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece MAUS, earning the designation “father of the graphic novel.” In WORDLESS!—a genre-bending performance he calls a “hybrid slide talk, standup routine, academic lecture, and full-scale concert by Philip Johnston”—he takes viewers on a punchy personal tour of wordless novels by early-20th-century masters Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, and Milt Gross. Accompanied by Johnston’s score of “rollicking, klezmer-inflected, vaudeville jazz” (Paris Review), WORDLESS! also features “Shaping Thought,” a new work Spiegelman drew specifically for the project.
The Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
Comic creators Amy Chu, Jeff Yang, Georgia Lee, and Tak Toyoshima appear at Million Year Picnic to sign the anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered on Saturday October 25th at 6:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook! Million Year Picnic 99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 492-6763
Comedy legend John Cleese (Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda) appears at the JFK Library on Friday November 7th in conversation with NPR’s Robin Young. Tickets are $60 and include one copy of his memoir So, Anyway…
available through Brookline Booksmith. *SOLD OUT*
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
Toll free (866) JFK-1960
About the author:
Tony DiTerlizzi is a fantasy artist and acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator. DiTerlizzi received a Caldecott Honor for his picture book adaptation of The Spider and the Fly. With Holly Black, he created the New York Times-bestselling series The Spiderwick Chronicles, which was adapted into a film of the same name. DiTerlizzi has also authored the picture books Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure and Ted and the chapter books Kenny and The Dragon and the WondLa trilogy. Most recently, DiTerlizzi is collaborating with Lucasfilm to retell the original Star Wars trilogy in a picture book, The Adventures of Luke Skywalker: Jedi Knight, which introduces the beloved classic film to a new generation of readers.
First Church Boston
66 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
Cartoonist Liz Prince appears at Trident Booksellers on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm for a reading and signing of her graphic memoir TOMBOY!
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo, is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. He presents his new book: Stratford Zoo Presents Macbeth.
The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo… until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.
Ian Lendler’s hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.
Ben Hatke has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters. He is thr author of the Zita The Spacegirl Series.
Zita The Spacegirl
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.
Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier appears at the Morse Institute Library on Monday October 6th at 7:00 PM to speak about her books, Smile, Drama, and newly released Sisters.
Raina Telgemeier will be joining us at the Morse Institute Library to sign copies and tell stories about her books. Her new book Sisters came out this August and is the companion to her graphic memoir, Smile. In Sisters, Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile and Drama, both #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Her newest graphic novel, Sisters, is a companion to Smile. Raina lives and works in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.
Morse Institute Library
14 E Central Street Natick, MA 01760
Neil Patrick Harris appears at Brookline Booksmith on Friday, October 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir Choose Your Own Autobiography!
In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born in New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht.
Signing only! Tickets are free with purchase of book. The author will only be signing copies of the book. No other paraphernalia will be signed.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446