NYC – Islandborn Launch Party

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Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz!

In Islandborn, Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, and all the kids are excited – except Lola. She can’t remember The Island – she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories – joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening – Lola’s imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family’s story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela’s words: “Just because you don’t remember a place doesn’t mean it’s not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves. Junot Diaz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, reads the book to kids and families, followed by a book signing.

Doors open at 5:30, with activities for kids provided by the Brooklyn Public Library.

Pricing: $20 for single admission (one book included), or $12.50 for family tickets (one book & admission for 2) – perfect for parents and kids! (*Please note: for two seats/one book, you must purchase two $12.50 “Family” tickets.) English and Spanish editions available. Additional copies of the book available for sale at the event. Get tickets here…

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Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238


Nickel City Con Presents: Tank Girl Screening + Lori Petty Q&A

Join Nickel City Con as the phenomenal Lori Petty, Tank Girl herself, blasts into the North Park Theatre on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:30 PM before a screening of the 1995 cult classic!

Tank Girl cosplay is encouraged, and there will be a TBA prize for the best one. (NO PARKING TANKS IN THE THEATER!)

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 100 tickets sold will get a FREE Friday pass to the Con! A $15 value.

$15 tickets available HERE…

In 2022 Earth is struck by a comet, leading to a massive drought. 11 years later a majority of the water left is kept in a reserve. Tank Girl (Lori Petty) is a member of a resistance group who steals whatever they want, by any means necessary. Being the enemies of the water reserve, their hideout is attacked and Tank Girl’s boyfriend is killed and younger friend Sam (Stacy Linn Ramsower) is captured! Also starring Naomi Watts, Ice-T, and Malcolm  McDowell. Featuring a soundtrack assembled by Courtney Love.

About Lori Petty:
Lori Petty is an American actress, film director and screenwriter. As an actress, she is best known for playing Tyler Endicott in the film Point Break (1991), Kit Keller in A League of Their Own (1992), and the titular role in Tank Girl (1995). As a voice actress, she is best known as Livewire from Superman: The Animated Series. Currently, Lori stars as “Lolly” on the highly acclaimed Netflix TV series Orange is the New Black.

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North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 836-7411

NYC – Black Creative Team Signing

Kwanza Osajyefo, Jamal Igle, Khary Randolph, and Sarah Litt (Black Mask Studios‘ BLACK) appear at Carmine Street Comics on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM!

Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

NYC – Comic Book Club w/Ivy Noelle Weir

Ivy Noelle Weir (Archival Quality) appears on the Comic Book Club for a live podcast on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

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The PIT Loft
154 W 29th St, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10001
(212) 244-1722

Nickel City Con Presents: Napoleon Dynamite Screening + Jon Heder Q&A

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Join Nickel City Con as flippin’ Jon Heder himself shows off his skills LIVE after a screening of Napoleon Dynamite  at the North Park Theatre on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM!

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 100 tickets sold will get a FREE Friday pass to the Con! A $15 value.

$15 tickets available HERE…

From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder). With a red ‘fro, his moon boots, and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who’s seeking his soul-mate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico (Jon Gries), who is stuck in his “glory” days of high school football; and Grandma (Sandy Martin), who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner.

Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his Grandma’s pet llama. When his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

About Jon Heder:
Jonathan Joseph “Jon” Heder is an American actor and producer. His feature film debut came as the title character of the comedy film Napoleon Dynamite (2004), which quickly became a cult favorite. He has also acted in the films The Benchwarmers (2006), School for Scoundrels (2006), Blades of Glory (2007), Mama’s Boy (2007), When in Rome (2010), and Walt Before Mickey (2015).

Jon has also provided voice talents to such animated films Monster House (2006) and Surf’s Up (2007), as well as the Napoleon Dynamite animated series (2012).

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North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 836-7411

NYC – Darryl McDaniels Signing

Darryl McDaniels of RUN-DMC appears at the RallyWIN Gallery on Wednesday, February 28th at 5:00 PM for a book signing as part of the the 103 Precinct Community Council’s 1st Annual Black History Memorabilia Art Gallery “A Celebration of Superheroes and Black Excellence.”

RallyWIN Gallery
89-02 165th Street, Jamaica, NY 11432


Nickel City Con Presents: Clerks Screening + Jason Mewes Q&A

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Join Nickel City Con as Jay & Silent Bob’s more loquacious half, Jason Mewes, hosts a LIVE, in-person Q&A before a screening of Kevin Smith’s timeless filmmaking debut CLERKS at the North Park Theatre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM!

$15 tickets available HERE…

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 100 tickets sold will get a FREE Friday pass to the Con! A $15 value.

When Dante Hicks (Brian O’Halloran) is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he tries, though half-heartedly, to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. This gets tough amidst the on-going fight with his girlfriend, Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti), and his attempt to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, Caitlyn Bree (Lisa Spoonhauer).

Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall (Jeff Anderson) is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store — at least when he feels like it. Randall’s unabashed disdain of his place of employment, a long with his self-admitted hatred towards its customers is a sharp contrast to Dante’s feeble attempts at the niceties of customer service. Much of the film consists of Randall and Dante’s criticism of their customers, their lives, and the world in general.

Clerks, filmed in black-and-white on a budget of only $27,000, began the career of writer director Kevin Smith, who would go on to make Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997), Dogma (1999), and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).

About Jason Mewes:
Jason Mewes is an American television and film actor, film producer and internet radio show host. Born and raised in Highlands, New Jersey, along with his best friend and future filmmaker Kevin Smith. He has played Jay, the vocal half of the duo Jay and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith), throughout the View Askewniverse films.

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North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 836-7411

NYC – The Art of Mike Mignola: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects

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The Museum of Illustration at The Society of Illustrators presents THE ART OF MIKE MIGNOLA: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects, a selection of works from Mike Mignola, comic artist and writer behind the award-winning Dark Horse Comics series Hellboy, on display March 6 – April 21.

In this specialized exhibit, Mignola reveals some of his best pieces, providing viewer a look into his dark, spectral perspective. With his easily recognizable style of thin lines, unwieldy shapes, and heavy use of black forms, Mignola has amassed a large following of avid readers of his best-selling graphic novels.

In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics. During the 1990’s, after developing his iconic technique, Mignola moved to Dark Horse Comics, where he created his signature Hellboy series, a collection of comic books and graphic novels that chronicles the fate of a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse.

In this exhibit, the Society will feature highlights from his fan-favorite Hellboy series, as well as other spin-off titles including work from B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and Witchfinder. The Society is also pleased to feature samples from his award-winning comic books including the Eisner Award winner The Amazing Screw-On Head
(Dark Horse Comics) as well as Baltimore, or,The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Bantam Spectra), co-written by best-selling author Christopher Golden. This special exhibit will include an array of comic pages, covers, and rarely seen original paintings by Mignola.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Tuesday, March 6th, beginning at 6:30 PM.

In addition, Mike Mignola will be a Guest of Honor at this year’s 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 8, the Fest will include speaking engagements, book signings, and parties. Further scheduling for Mignola’s appearances including a panel talk and book signings will be available in future announcements.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Cool Tokyo Guide Signing

Abby Denson, author of COOL JAPAN GUIDE, appears at Kinokuniya on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM. She is an international Manga Award-winner and her graphic novel Dolltopia won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.

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1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

NYC – Black AF: America’s Sweetheart Signing + Workshop

Kwanza Osajyefo appears at Anyone Comics on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM to promote his latest book, Black AF: America’s Sweetheart from Black Mask Studios! He will also lead a two hour class on making comics.

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

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