Drawn Together unites storytellers from around the country to support Access Books and school libraries. This once-in-a-lifetime event features four famous children’s book authors and illustrators: Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and Stephan Pastis (Timmy Failure, Pearls Before Swine). During Drawn Together, the authors will discuss writing, drawing, and the creative process to an enthusiastic crowd. Julie Bowen from the hit ABC comedy Modern Family will be our Mistress of Ceremonies.
Doors open on Saturday June 20, 2015 at noon for book, t-shirt, and poster purchases; event starts at 1:00 p.m.
Following the presentation, fans will have the opportunity to meet the authors and have their event tickets or posters signed.
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT SCHOOL LIBRARIES.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
Patrick McDonnell, Ryan Sias, Candace Fleming, Eric Rohman, and Rowboat Watkins appear at Books of Wonder on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm!
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin appear at Politics & Prose on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at noon to sign MARCH: BOOK 2.
In the eagerly-awaited second volume of his civil rights trilogy, Congressman John Lewis again collaborates with writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to put historic events into the immediate context of a graphic memoir. Recounting his personal and political coming-of-age in the segregated South, Lewis picks up the story after the heady days of the Nashville sit-ins, recounting the more dangerous challenges he faced with the Freedom Riders as the group’s nonviolent actions were met with beatings and imprisonment. Courage triumphed over brutality, and the book ends as the twenty-three-year-old Lewis is elected to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and prepares for the 1963 March on Washington.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Graphic novelists Frank Cammuso and Chris Giarrusso appear at Barnes & Noble on Sunday June 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM to share some drawing basics and offer tips at this interactive drawing demo and signing. As part of the demo, guests will have an opportunity to draw special guest The Flash.
Barnes & Noble – Raymour & Flanigan Plaza
3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY 13214
Corey Levine appears for an informal discussion on Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 PM to share his experience creating and having his graphic novel, Bowery Boys: Our Fathers, published by Dark Horse Comics (due out August 5th!).
Stairway to Heaven Comics
121 Water Street 2W, Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
Meet artist Rafael Rosado and pick up his new graphic novel, Dragons Beware!, at Alter Ego Comics on Saturday, May 30th at from 10:30am – 12:30pm.
Alter Ego Comics
230 N. Main Street, Lima, OH 45801
Harvard Book Store welcomes the award-winning author of The Magicians Trilogy LEV GROSSMAN and the acclaimed author of The Wicked Years series GREGORY MAGUIRE for a discussion of the paperback release of Lev’s book The Magician’s Land on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM. This event includes a book signing.
About the book:
Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.
Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.
The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Nate Simpson appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, June 13th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to sign NONPLAYER #2!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Internationally renowned comedian Greg Proops appears at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday May 31st at 2:00 PM to sign his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The Smartest Book in the World, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times.
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Smartest Book in the World from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM!
If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
Writer/artist Jeff McComsey signs at Comic Book Jones on Saturday May 30th for the return of FUBAR!
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10303