NYC – Rocket Girl Signing + Q&A

Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder appear at Kinokuniya on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:00 PM to discuss recreating 1980s New York in their hit series ROCKET GIRL from Image Comics. They will have Q&A and signing. Also, there will be special giveaways for participants in the Q&A!

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Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
212-869-1700

NYC – Bingo Love Bingo

Press Release:

Join  Geeks OUT presents comic creator Tee Franklin at Rocco’s Tacos on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of her new book from Image Comics BINGO LOVE. We will be enjoying tacos and cocktails while Tee answers all our BINGO LOVE questions.

Following the Q&A we will be playing BINGO for some great prizes, we have signed copies of Bingo Love, Gift Certificates from local businesses, Comic books and trades and more! Hosted by Lynaé DePriest this is sure to be a fun night.

Tickets are $10 in advance $20 at the door and will get you two bingo cards to play with purchase!

Tickets available on Eventbrite at the link…

About Bingo Love:
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From Tee Franklin (Nailbiter’s The Outfit, Love is Love) and Jenn St-Onge (Jem & The Misfits), Bingo Love is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.

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Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
339 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 246-8226

Flame Con 2018 Announces Special Guests

February 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

Just two weeks ago Flame Con HQ was overwhelmed the amazing love and support after announcing our return for the fourth year in Times Square! Since then we’ve been busy making this year the best year ever, starting with some special guests.

Flame Con is excited to host Jen Bartel, best known for her ongoing cover work for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark House and IDW, LA-based artist Kris Anka (Captain Marvel, Uncanny X-Men, Star-Lord), and comic writer Tee Franklin (Bingo Love, The Outfit, A Blazin’) at this year’s expo.

Flame Con will be held on August 18 – 19, 2018 at The Sheraton in Times Square. Tickets to Flame Con are available through Eventbrite and will feature Daily, Weekend and Weekend VIP passes which includes access to the official 2018 Flame Con party. Tickets can be purchased at www.flamecon.eventbrite.com.

Registration for vendors and exhibitors is also open and can register at www.flamecontables.eventbrite.com.

For more information on Flame Con, please visit www.flamecon.org and for more information on Geeks OUT, please visit www.geeksout.org.

NYC – An Evening with Common

Common appears in conversation with Marc Lacey at Kaufman Music Center on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Join us for an evening of engaging conversation with Common, an Oscar and Grammy Award–winning musician, artist, actor, poet, producer and activist. His song “Stand up for Something,” co–written with Diana Warren and performed with Andra Day for the film “Marshall” about Thurgood Marshall (the first African American to serve as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court) has been nominated for an Academy Award.

In honor of Black History Month, Common will discuss his storied career, how music and film can be a lens for social change, and how the Common Ground Foundation is empowering high–school students from underserved communities to become future leaders with Marc Lacey, National Editor of The New York Times.

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Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023
(212) 501-3330

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece Exhibition

Press Release:

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece walks visitors through the story of Congressman John Lewis’s experience in the civil rights movement as depicted by the pen of MARCH trilogy illustrator Nate Powell. This landmark exhibition of Congressman Lewis’s celebrated graphic novel memoir, co-written with Andrew Aydin, takes visitors on a visceral tour of the movement, illuminating pivotal moments, people, and philosophies through the display of over 150 pieces of original art, interactive materials, and new exhibition essays by Jonathan W. Gray, Associate Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association (The University Press of Mississippi. 2013). The exhibition gives a glimpse into how this graphic novel was created, with behind-the-scenes process art and artifacts from Powell’s illustration process. A portion of the exhibition also shows how Eisner Award–winning Powell evolved from an SVA student steeped in the punk zine culture into the illustrator of MARCH.

The Society of Illustrators will be organizing events open to the public in conjunction with the exhibition. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 1st, beginning at 6:30 PM. A schedule of lectures, panels, tours and workshops geared toward students, teachers, as well as the general public will be announced in the coming weeks. More information on the exhibit and related events can be found here.

In addition, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin will be Guests of Honor at MoCCA Arts Festival. This 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, draws over 8,000 attendees each year. Held on April 7 and 8th, the Fest will include speaking engagements, book signings, and parties. Further scheduling information for MoCCA Arts Festival will be available in future announcements.

The MARCH trilogy has been recognized for its groundbreaking storytelling with numerous accolades. MARCH: Book One became the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, MARCH: Book Two won the Eisner Award, MARCH: Book Three is the first graphic novel to receive a National Book Award, and the trilogy has spent a combined 99 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. MARCH is published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece exhibition is co-curated by John Lind (Creative Director, Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics) and Charles Brownstein (Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. 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.

NY – Quantum & Woody #3 Signing

Writer Daniel Kibblesmith appears at October Country Comics on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign Quantum & Woody #3 from Valiant Comics.

There will be giveaways and a Raffle for anyone who attends the signing. Come Dressed as your favorite Valiant Character and be entered into a costume contest to win a Valiant Gold Variant.Also everyone who attends gets to have their picture taken with the Quantum & Woody Goat Standee.

Daniel Kibblesmith is an Emmy-nominated writer, cartoonist, and comedian. He is well-known as a staff writer for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (2015), his new book Santa’s Husband, and is the current writer of Quantum & Woody for Valiant Comics. He works and lives in New York City.

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October Country Comics
246 Main St, Ste 5 Cherry Hill Center, New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-1115

NYC – The Escape Artist Signing

Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his new thriller, The Escape Artist!

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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

NY – Tamora Pierce & G. Willow Wilson Signing

Writers G. Willow Wilson and Tamora Pierce appear at Escape Pod Comics on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM following an appearance at the Huntington Public Library.

G. WILLOW WILSON currently writes the Hugo Award-winning comic book series Ms Marvel for Marvel comics. Her debut novel-without-pictures, Alif the Unseen, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. In 2010, she wrote a memoir called The Butterfly Mosque about love, Islam and life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime. She has written graphic novels and comic book series for DC Comics and its literary imprint, Vertigo, and helped launch the ongoing series A-Force for Marvel Comics. In 2015, she received a special commendation for innovation in graphic literature at the PEN Center USA Literary Awards. Visit her at GWillowWilson.com nd follow her on Twitter at @GWillowWilson.

TAMORA PIERCE is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over eighteen novels set in the fantasy realm of Tortall. She first captured the imagination of readers with her debut novel, Alanna: The First Adventure. Since then, her bestselling and award-winning titles have pushed the boundaries of fantasy and young adult novels to introduce readers to a rich world populated by strong, believable heroines. She has been the guest of honor at numerous conventions, and her books have been translated into many languages and are available on audio. She is the winner of the Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, the Skylark Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction, and the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her “significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature.” Pierce lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband, Tim, and their cats, birds, and occasional rescued wildlife. Visit her at TamoraPierce.com and follow her on Twitter at @TamoraPierce.

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

NYC – How To American Signing

Actor Jimmy O. Yang appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM to sign his new book HOW TO AMERICAN.

As a stand-up comedian, actor, and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley, Jimmy O. Yang has achieved the American dream, but he wasn’t born into it. He started his journey as a teenage immigrant from Hong Kong, determinedly chasing the elusive Hollywood career. He defied his parents’ wishes, learning English by watching BET RapCity for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing a career in comedy. He was almost deported during a trip abroad before finally becoming a US citizen. Now he’s written a memoir recounting it all.

In his book How to American, Jimmy O. tells those stories and many more, while sharing some hard-earned lessons and insightful advice for those looking to achieve the American Dream.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of How to American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents or a $5 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 2nd floor Art Department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The Wilds #1 Signing

Writer Vita Ayala appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM to sign the first issue of THE WILDS from Black Mask Comics.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

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