NYC – WE: A Manifesto for Women

Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel appear at New York Society for Ethical Culture on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Tickets available from Strand Bookstore…

Press Release:

Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…

So begins WE: A Manifesto for Women—an inspiring, empowering, and provocative manifesto for change written by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel. Change that we can all affect, one woman at a time. Change that provides a crucial and timely antidote to the “have-it-all” superwoman culture and instead focuses on what will make each and every one of us happier and more free. Change that provides an answer to the nagging sense of “is that it?” that almost all of us can succumb to when we wake in the dead of night.

Gillian Anderson is an award-winning film, television, and theater actor and producer, writer, and activist. She currently lives in London with her children.

Jennifer Nadel is an award-winning broadcast journalist, qualified attorney, writer, and activist. American-born, she also lives in London with her three sons.

Admission Options:
Buy a $28 ticket which includes a signed copy of WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will take place at The New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 W 64th St. New York, NY 10023)

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New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th Street, New York, New York 10023
(212) 874-5210

NYC – The Time Museum Launch Party

Matthew Loux appears at Books of Wonder on Sunday, February 26th, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to sign The Time Museum.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NY – Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children Signing

Creators Jim Shooter and J.C. Vaughn will be at Best Comics Wednesday, February 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM to sign their latest book Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children! Come in and get your copy signed and pick up the BEST COMICS exclusive cover! Representatives from CBCS will be on hand to authenticate signatures and accept books for submission!

Jim Shooter is a legendary creator who has been working in the comics field since he was 13 years old! His earliest professional works include Legion of Super-Heroes and Superboy for DC Comics! In the mid seventies Shooter began working for Marvel Comics and eventually became Marvel’s editor-in-chief, overseeing successful runs on Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Daredevil by Frank Miller, Thor by Walter Simonson and Amazing Spider-Man by Roger Stern! Later Shooter would go on to found Valiant Comics, Defiant and Broadway Comics where he was the principal creator of those companies’ characters and universes. He is currently the EIC of Illustrated Media.

J.C. Vaughn is the VP of publishing for Gemstone Publishing and is the creator of a plethora of excellent comics including Zombie-Proof, Vampire, PA, McCandless & Company, Twenty First Century Romances, Dead Inspector, Desperate Fences, the Bill Collector and the comic strip Antiques with many more to come!

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Best Comics
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 328-1900

NYC – XO, OX: A Love Story Signing

Artist Scott C. signs at Books of Wonder on Sunday, February 12th, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NYC – Here’s Hank Signing

Actor and best-selling author HENRY WINKLER and best-selling author LIN OLIVER in their only New York City appearance for their newest book, as they present the 9th book in the Here’s Hank series, answer questions from the audience, and sign all your copies of their many bestselling titles on Saturday, February 4th, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.

HENRY WINKLER is an actor, producer, and director, and he speaks publicly all over the world. In addition, he has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, was presented with the Order of the British Empire by the Queen of England, and the jacket he wore as the Fonz hangs in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. But if you ask him what he is proudest of, he would say, “Writing the Hank Zipzer books with my partner, Lin Oliver.” He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey. They have three children named Jed, Zoe, and Max.

LIN OLIVER is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has written more than twenty-five novels for children, and one hundred episodes of television. She is cofounder and executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, an international organization of twenty thousand authors and illustrators of children’s books.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

Becky Cloonan Provides Official Art for 2017 MoCCA Arts Festival

Press Release: 

The Society of Illustrators is honored to have cartoonist and illustrator Becky Cloonan as this year’s artist for the fifteenth annual MoCCA Arts Festival.

This beautiful image will appear on signage and merchandise at the MoCCA Arts Festival, to be held on April 1st and 2nd, 2017 at the spacious and modern Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street in Manhattan.

At only 36, New York’s School of Visual Arts alum Becky Cloonan has already paved the way for women in comics. Her breakout hit Demo (2004), a collaboration with Brian Wood, received numerous accolades and recognitions. Her first solo project, East Coast Rising, released by Tokyopop in 2006, earned her a third Eisner nomination for Best New Series. In 2012 she became the first woman to draw a main Batman title. Following Batman, she did the art for the True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and later created cover art and stories for Gotham Academy for DC Comics. Currently she writes The Punisher for Marvel Comics.

About the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 1 – 2nd from 11:00AM – 6:00PM at Metropolitan West located on West 46th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. Programming featuring panels by top artists and speakers focusing on current issues and trends will take place at Ink48 (653 11th Ave), a boutique hotel located on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 48th Street.

NYC – Artemis Signing

George O’Connor appears at the Community Bookstore on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM to sign the latest book in his Olympians series.

In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times–bestselling author George O’Connor tells the story of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt. Shunned even before she was born, Artemis, finds power through her skilled hunting ability, slaying those who wish to do harm to the innocent and protecting the young and helpless.

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Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 783-3075

NYC – Mervin the Sloth Signing

Writer Colleen AF Venable and artist Ruth Chan appear at Community Bookstore to read and sign MERVIN THE SLOTH on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

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Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215
(718) 783-3075

NYC – Super Sons #1 Signing

Writer Peter J. Tomasi visits Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday February 16th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign Super Sons #1 and Superman Vol. 1! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of a copy of Super Sons #1 signed is mandatory and you may get up to two other items signed.

SUPER SONS #1
Writer: Peter J. Tomasi
Artist: Jorge Jimenez
‘When I grow up’ part one! The sons of Batman and Superman have graduated to their own monthly comic – but if they want to survive, they’re going to have to share it! Writer Peter J. Tomasi (BATMAN & ROBIN, SUPERMAN) teams with rising-star artist Jorge Jimenez (EARTH 2) to bring you the adventures of the World’s Smallest. This debut issue looks at the lives of Robin and Superboy and their destiny to follow in their fathers’ footsteps, while we meet a new villain whose ascension parallels the boys’ own understanding of their powers – except that he believes it’s his right to rule over every being on the planet!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

NYC – A United Kingdom‪ Screening

David Oyelowo appears in conversation with Annette Insdorf for a preview screening of A United Kingdom‪ on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

David Oyelowo has been acclaimed for his performance as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, as well as diverse dramatic roles from ‪Red Tails and The Paperboy to Lee Daniels’ The Butler (as the radicalized son of Forest Whitaker) and ‪Queen of Katwe‪. His stage work includes the title role in the recent Othello (with Daniel Craig as Iago) for the NY Theatre Workshop. ‪He has a voice role on Star Wars Rebels as the Imperial Agent Kallus.

A United Kingdom‪ is based on the true story of Seretse Khama, an African prince who fell in love with a white British woman (Rosamund Pike) in the late 1940s. Their marriage sparked international controversy, especially given Britain’s economic interests in neighboring South Africa, which was implementing apartheid. Like director Amma Asante’s previous film Belle (2014) — about a female aristocrat of mixed English and African ancestry — it explores historical tensions of race and romance.

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

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