NYC – James Franco Signing

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James Franco returns to the Strand Book Store on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at noon to sign Straight James / Gay James, his latest genre-bending chapbook, featuring poetry that investigates the fluid divide between public and private, real and constructed. Drawing its title from an interview of “Gay James” as conducted by “Straight James,” it breaks down the many personas of James Franco as only the man himself could. Don’t miss the chance to get your copy signed and meet the author!

Please note: James will also sign other books, but no memorabilia/posters/photographs/fan art/etc will be signed. In addition, no photos are permitted.

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

NYC – Batman Rebirth Signing

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Press Release:

Writers Tom King and Scott Snyder are going to visit Midtown Comics Downtown to sign Batman #1 and Batman Rebirth #1 for some very lucky fans on Saturday, June 25th at 2:00 PM!

Due to the popularity of the titles, this will be a LIMITED SIGNING. A raffle for tickets will begin early June, so keep checking our social media pages then for a chance to win! We’ll be sure to promote the raffle frequently.

Batman #1:
“I AM GOTHAM” Chapter One. No one has ever stopped the Caped Crusader. Not The Joker. Not Two-Face. Not even the entire Justice League. But how does Batman confront a new hero who wants to save the city from the Dark Knight? CAN’T MISS: Superstar artist David Finch returns to the Dark Knight alongside writer Tom King for this five-part storyline.

Batman Rebirth #1:
Longtime Batman and Eisner Award winning writer Scott Snyder co-writes with rising star writer Tom King! EVIL 365: Gotham City faces the threat of the Calendar Man!

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

NYC – Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1 Signing

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Artist Declan Shalvey signs copies of Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1 for fans at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

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

NY – Weird Detective Signing

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Writer Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hulk, Hercules, Timewalker, Action Philosophers) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM for the release of Weird Detective, from Dark Horse Comics.

About Fred Van Lente:

Fred Van Lente is the #1 New York Times best-selling, award-winning writer of comics like Archer & Armstrong (Harvey Award nominee, Best Series), Action Philosophers! (American Library Association Best Graphic Novel for Teens), and Cowboys & Aliens (with Andrew Foley), the basis for the feature film. His many other titles include Resurrectionists, The Comic Book History of Comic Book History of Comics, The Incredible Hercules, Taskmaster, Marvel Zombies, and The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

NYC – Baggywrinkles Signing

00000000-baggywrinklesJoin tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood for a reading and signing event at the South Street Seaport Museum on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM celebrating her new book Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea!

Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].

Learn more about the South Street Seaport Museum on their website.

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South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 748-8600

NY – The Sorcerer’s Daughter Signing

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Bestselling author Terry Brooks will sign copies of the new Shannara book, THE SORCERER’S DAUGHTER, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble! He will also be reading from a forthcoming unpublished book and answering your questions!

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Barnes & Noble
3454 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, New York 13214
(315) 449-2948

NYC – Broken Frontier Release Party

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Greg Pak (Action Comics, Incredible/Totally Awesome Hulk, Teen Titans), Fred Van Lente (Big Trouble in Little China, Conan, The Incredible Hercules), Tyler Chin-Tanner (Adrenaline, American Terrorist), Tom Raney (Batman/Superman, Futures End, New Warriors), Nathan Fox (FBP, Hawken: Melee, DMZ) appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of BROKEN FRONTIER!

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NY – Finger Lakes Comics Writers Signings

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Writers Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Virgil, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Genevieve Valentine (Xena, Catwoman, Icon), Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, We Can Never Go Home), and Frank Barbiere (Howling Commandos of SHIELD, Avengers World, Five Ghosts) sign on Saturday, June 4th at Comics for Collectors from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and then at Heroes Comic Shop from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM!

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Comics for Collectors
207 N Aurora St, Ithaca, New York 14850
(607) 272-3007

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Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop
130 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 737 1347

NYC – Hot Dog Taste Test Signing

000000000_lisa-hanawalt-hot-dog-taste-testLisa Hanawalt, artist and producer/production designer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, appears in conversation with Anna Holmes on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 PM for the NYC launch event for her new book Hot Dog Taste Test.

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva­ stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. Join the James Beard Award-­winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman as she presents a selection of food­-related excerpts from Hot Dog Taste Test.

Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

Anna Holmes has written and edited for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, InStyle and The New Yorker online. She is the founder of the popular website Jezebel.com and the 2012 recipient of a Mirror Award for Best Commentary. In 2013, her Twitter account was named one of the top 140 Twitter feeds by Time Magazine, at which point she became incredibly self-conscious and stopped tweeting as much. She is the editor of two books, including the Book of Jezebel, and works as a columnist for the New York Times Book Review and as an editor of Digital Voices at Fusion. She lives in New York.

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – Aquaman #1 Signing

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Artist Brad Walker signs copies of Aquaman #1 for fans at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30pm.

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

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