MA – Shoplifter/Sugar Skull Signing

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Indie cartoonists Michael Cho and Charles Burns appear at the Harvard Book Store on Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM to sign their new graphic novels Shoplifter and Sugar Skull!

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

MA – Sugar Skull/Shoplifter Signing

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Indie comic stars Charles Burns and Michael Cho sign at Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square on Tuesday September 23rd from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign their new graphic novels!

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

MA – The Wrenchies Signing

 

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Farel Dalrymple appears at Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square for a signing of his new First Second graphic novel The Wrenchies on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!

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

MA – How I Met Your Mother Star Signs

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Harvard Book Store welcomes multi-talented actor, writer, and musician JASON SEGEL appears at the First Parish Church on Friday September 12th at 7:00 PM for a reading and signing of his hilariously frightening middle-grade novel Nightmares! Tickets on sale online only at jasonsegel.eventbrite.com. SOLD OUT

Nightmares! is the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town, co-written with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller.

Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!

Charlie Laird has several problems.

1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
3. He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap.

What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.

And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.

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

MA – Hip Hop Family Tree Signing

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Ed Piskor signs at Harvard Book Store on Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store and the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at Harvard University welcome acclaimed graphic novelist ED PISKOR for a discussion of Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-198, and Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2: 1981-1983, the latest installment in his five-volume series.

On Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1:

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium—the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is now collected in a single volume cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era. Piskor’s exuberant yet controlled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late-1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging Ken Burns meets- Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted.  plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and then-punker Rick Rubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world, and Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large. Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and ScratchThe Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day.

On Hip Hop Family Tree Book 2:

Covering the early years of 1981-1983, Hip Hop has made a big transition from the parks and rec rooms to downtown clubs and vinyl records. The performers make moves to separate themselves from the paying customers by dressing more and more flamboyant until a young group called RUN-DMC comes on the scene to take things back to the streets. This volume covers hits like Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s the Message, the movie Wildstyle and introduces superstars like NWA, The Beastie Boys, Doug E Fresh, KRS One, ICE T, and early Public Enemy. Cameos by Dolemite, LL Cool J, Notorious BIG, and New Kids on the Block.

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

NYC – Paddle Your Own Canoe Signing

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Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson) appears at Barnes & Noble in conversation with Sarah Vowell on Friday September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Special Instructions
Priority seating begins at 5:00 pm; call the store for details on how to obtain priority seating. Event space is located on the 4th floor.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

MA – Chroma Vol. 2 Launch Party

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Press Release:

Porter Mill and Tryptic Press will be hosting a special book signing on Thursday September 4th to celebrate the long-awaited release of CHROMA: VOL 2! For one night only, CHROMA 1 & 2 will both be available to purchase, and featured artists from each volume will be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public, as a part of Porter Mill’s monthly First Thursday series.

The book, released in August 2014, is the second collection of exclusive artist interviews released by Tryptic Press. Featured Volume 2 artists who will be appearing at this event include Tom Torrey, Amanda Beard, Bob Packert, Meghann Brideau, and Forrest James. Several artists featured in Volume 1 will also be present, including Andrew Houle, John Cardinal, Michael Crockett, Adam Miller, and Emily Dumas.

The signing will take place at the Porter Mill Gallery located at 95 Rantoul St, Beverly MA, between 5:00 – 8:00 pm. During this time, the art studio building will also be open to the public.

More info about Tryptic Press and CHROMA can be found on www.TrypticPress.com.

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MA – Tomboy Launch Party

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Celebrate the release of Liz Prince’s new 250-page autobiographical graphic novel, Tomboy, with a lively presentation, Q&A, and signing at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square on Wednesday August 27th at 6:00 PM.  $5 tickets are good for $5 off the purchase price of Tomboy at the event — a full week before it’s available anywhere else — or $5 off the book at Hub Comics for the following two weeks.

Get tickets at the link!

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Giver Signing

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The Weinstein Company (TWC), Cambridgeside Galleria and AMP Radio are hosting a green-themed Color Party and Meet & Greet with Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush on Tuesday, August 5 from 2:00-4:00 PM in celebration of TWC’s upcoming release THE GIVER. Come join us at Canal Park outside of CambridgeSide Galleria (100 Cambridgeside Pla, Cambridge, MA 02141) dressed in GREEN to be admitted and meet the stars from the movie!

The green-themed Color Party will include music, activities, giveaways and a signing with Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush! 

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DMC Makes Comics Hits Boston Comic Con 2014

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Legendary hip-hop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC) along with Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and artists the MadTwiinz,  Mike & Mark Davis, appear at Boston Comic Con to talk about their forthcoming graphic novel DMC #1 scheduled for release on October 29, 2014. DMC, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most. Don’t miss their panel on Saturday August 9th at 4:00 PM!

Listen to his interview with Boston Herald Radio at the link!

Other guests include Sean Astin, John Barrowman, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitors, and panel/film fest schedule please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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