MO – Mighty Jack Signing

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Left Bank Books presents bestselling Zita the Spacegirl author Ben Hatke on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:00 PM, who will sign and discuss his graphic novel retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, Mighty Jack.

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase from Left Bank Books of any of Ben Hatke’s titles will be required to enter the signing line.

Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.

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Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
314-367-6731

GA – Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Signing

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Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at the Athens-Clarke County Library on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!

ABOUT ‘TEK’:
From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.

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Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30606
(706) 613-3650

FL – Chew Signing

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Eisner Award winning artist Rob Guillory will be signing his book Chew and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual #1 at A Comic Shop on Friday September 30th from 4-8pm!

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

OR – Hey Baby Signing

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Cartoonist Breena Bard appears at Books with Pictures on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:00 – 9:00 PM to sign her graphic memoir HEY BABY!

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 498-8499

OK – Josie and the Pussycats #1 Signing

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Artist Jessica Garvey will sign her exclusive cover for Josie and the Pussycats #1 at Speeding Bullet Comics on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM!

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

NJ – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Press Release:

Join WORD Bookstore and Barcade on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM in celebrating one of the most iconic games in history- Tetris! Artist Box Brown takes a deep dive into the history and cultural relevance of this puzzling yet simple video game. Thanks to our partners at Barcade purchase of the book will come with tokens for free game play!

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award winning cartoonist, illustrator and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, released in 2014, spent three weeks on the New York Times Graphic Novel Best Sellers List. He launched the comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

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Barcade
163 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 332-4555

AL – Explore the Universe of Illustrator Ben Hatke

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Ben Hatke appears at the Homewood Public Library on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM! From Zita the Spacegirl to Little Robot to the new release of Mighty Jack, Ben Hatke has created a unique universe with his amazing illustrations.  Join us to meet Ben Hatke, try our Magic Bean snack mix and see if you can pin the Z on Zita herself!

Homewood Public Library
1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL 35209
205-332-6600

 

IL – Wonder Woman: True Amazon Signing

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Press Release:

JILL THOMPSON is returning to Challengers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and she’s bringing her all new graphic novel, WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON with her! This is a fully painted graphic novel that Jill has written and painted and we’re so excited for it to be released. SO excited in fact, that we’re throwing this party!

Not only is it a signing, but we’ll have Wonder Woman themed activities, a WW Costume Contest and a WW Coloring Contest!*

Come celebrate Jill’s return to the character that helped make her the comics superstar she is today!

This event is for the whole family, but “Wonder Woman The True Amazon” may be too intense for very young readers.

*Contests are for 12-and-under only; entries will be posted on social media and winners will be notified 1 week after the event.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

NJ – Combat Jacks #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Mark McKenna makes his triumphant return to East Side Mags for the re-release of Combat Jacks #1 but this time – it’s the Director’s Cut! He’ll be signing copies of Combat Jacks #1, sketching on blank covers and hanging out from 1pm-5pm on Saturday, October 15!

About Combat Jacks #1:
In the 23rd-century, a space marine squad is sent to investigate the disappearance of prison terraformers on newfound planet Maia. What they find is much worse then they imagined. The oxygen-rich atmosphere created by the planet’s pumpkin-like vegetation makes Maia a perfect place for settlement – and the perfect flytrap!

About Mark:
Mark McKenna is a 30 year veteran of the comic book industry. In that time he has worked on Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and more recently on Star Wars, counting over 550 comics in all.

Mark’s more recent work can be seen in Legendary Picture Books PACIFIC RIM movie prequel, Dark Horse Comics Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. In 2012 his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback and was the lynchpin for the 2012 released Bio-ware online video game, The Old Republic.

His children’s book series Banana Tail and Friends is a labor of love that he created when his daughter was four and had a newborn son. His most recent Banana Tail project, The BOOnana Tail Halloween Special was released for Halloween 2014 and was treated as an “all ages” comic project that continues to grow with children that had the original storybooks read to them as younger children. The other Banana Tail titles include; Banana Tail’s Tales and Activities, Banana Tail’s Colorful Adventure and the soon-to-be-released Banana Tail and the Checkerboard Jungle

Mark has also created, written, inked and published the Sci Fi/Horror COMBAT JACKS comic book mini series. COMBAT JACKS #3… “The Saga Continues” was recently published and is now available under Mark’s Banana Tale Press imprint.

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

IL – Rocket Robinson Signing

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Graphic Novelist Sean O’Neill signs Rocket Robinson on Saturday October 1st at 2:00 pm at Third Coast Comics!

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Third Coast Comics
6443 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60626
(847) 863-7450

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