MA – Brothers of the Gun Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning artist and writer Molly Crabapple—author of Drawing Blood—for a discussion of her new co-authored book BROTHERS OF THE GUN: A Memoir of the Syrian War on Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM. She will be joined in conversation by journalist Jonathan Guyer, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study | Harvard University.

About Brothers of the Gun:

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends—fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq—joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.

Brothers of the Gun is the story of a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins—the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears—be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape.

Illustrated with more than eighty ink drawings by Molly Crabapple that bring to life the beauty and chaos, Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution—and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope.

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

MA – New Zodiax Signing

Cartoonist Joe St. Pierre, creator of the new Zodiax, appears at Nick’s Comic Strip on Saturday, May 26th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for a signing.

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Nick’s Comic Strip
149 S. Main St., Middleton, Massachusetts 01949

 

Rob Schneider added to Fan Expo Boston

Please welcome Saturday Night Live alum, stand up comedian and actor (Deuce Bigalow, The Hot Chick) Rob Schneider to FAN EXPO Boston!

Get your tickets today & meet this comedy icon in person: http://bostoncomiccon.com/tickets/

Legendary creator John Byrne in a RARE appearance at Fan Expo Boston

Legendary creator John Byrne (X-Men, Fantastic Four, Star Trek) is making his way to FAN EXPO Boston for a rare appearance. He’ll also be talking comics & Star Trek with the one and only William Shatner!

More details on this once in a lifetime moment coming soon, get your tickets today: bostoncomiccon.com/tickets

MA – Never Abandon Imagination Closing Party

Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for the closing party of the Never Abandon Imagination exhibition.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a bestselling and award-winning illustrator and author who has been creating illustrated books for nearly two decades. The artist will discuss his popular card illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, as well as his work on the famed Spiderwick Chronicles, and as such picture books and chapter books as The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa Trilogy, and The Story of Diva & Flea.

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100

MA – Vacationland Signing

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman at the Brattle Theatre on Friday, June 1st at 6:00 PM for a discussion of the paperback release of his latest book, Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.

About Vacationland

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn’t seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now.

Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them.

Vacationland collects these real-life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god.

Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men, in particular, must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.

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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – Peter de Sève: Inspired by the Masters

Illustrator Peter de Sève appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday May 12th at 5:00 PM.

An artist celebrated for his fantastical character designs for such blockbuster animated films as A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Robots, and the Ice Age series, Peter de Sève has been inspired by the masters of illustration throughout his career—from Edmund Dulac and A.B. Frost to Frank Frazetta and T.S. Sullivant. The artist will discuss the work that has spurred his own creative process, as well as the projects that have engaged him for decades, including art for The New Yorker and such popular illustrated books as The Duchess of Whimsy and A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage.

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Peter de Sève: Inspired by the MastersA 01262
413-298-4100

MA – Salvagers: Wreck Raiders Signing

Writer Bob Salley appears at Rubber Chicken Comics on Saturday May 12th from noon till 3:00 PM for an in-store signing of his brand new trade Salvagers vol 2 The Wreck Raiders from Source Point Press!

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Rubber Chicken Comics
15 N. Main Street (Rt 126), Bellingham, MA 02019
(508) 966-2210

MA – Adjustment Day Signing

Author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) appears at Brookline Booksmith on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from noon till 6:00 PM to sign ADJUSTMENT DAY. Get tickets here…

TICKETS

  • This event requires a ticket, available through EventBrite.
  • Each ticket comes with a copy of ADJUSTMENT DAY.
  • Every attendee must have a ticket.
  • All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

SIGNING

  • This is a SIGNING-ONLY EVENT–there will be no reading/performance.
  • Chuck will begin signing books at noon on Saturday and will continue until at least 6PM–after that point he will continue to sign until he reaches the end of the line.
  • Chuck will sign ADJUSTMENT DAY, plus 2 additional items, which may be books or memorabilia.
  • Books will be personalized.
  • There will be posed photographs–please have your own device ready and Booksmith staff will take pictures for you!

OTHER NOTES

  • We will also have copies of the new paperback release of FIGHT CLUB 2; these and Chuck’s other books may be purchased separately.
  • Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email.
  • If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at events@brooklinebooksmith.com.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – FCBD 2018: Larry’s Comics

Talented Local Artists Alex Cormack (Sink) and Matt Denham (Who is Jack Brennan?) will be joining the Free Comic Book Day festivities tomorrow Saturday, May 5th 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

These guys will be answering questions, selling / signing comics & taking commissions. Come watch these guys draw!

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Larry’s Comics
124 Tyngsboro Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
(978) 459-5323

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