PA – Gabrielle Union Signing

Actress Gabrielle Union appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM to present her new book We’re Going to Need More Wine.

Best known for leading roles in a variety of comedies, dramas, and action films such as The Brothers, Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II, and 2016’s The Birth of a Nation, Gabrielle Union began her acting career in the 1990s in a string of successful television and film roles. An advocate for Susan G. Komen, Planned Parenthood, and survivors of violence, Union has been nominated for 11 BET Awards and eight NAACP Image Awards and has won one of each. We’re Going to Need More Wine is an intimate, urgent collection of essays about race, bullying, competition between women in Hollywood, and her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM to present his latest book We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy. Tickets available at the link…

Ta-Nehisi Coates won the 2015 National Book Award for Between the World and Me, a “searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today” (New York Times). Covering culture, politics, and social issues as a national correspondent for The Atlantic, he won the George K. Polk Award for his cover story “The Case for Reparations.” A Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Coates is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among a string of other honors. We Were Eight Years in Power is a collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama presidency. Coates currently writes the Black Panther series for Marvel Comics.

*A pre-signed book comes with each ticket to the auditorium and simulcast.
You will collect your book as you enter the auditorium or simulcast.
There will not be a book signing at this event.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

PA – Steven Universe: Art & Origins Signing

Chris McDonnell appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins!

This is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.

Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous written and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. Steven Universe: Art & Origins reveals how creator Rebecca Sugar, the writers, the animators, and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.

About the Author: Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi, Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman, and many more. He is a contributor to the Cartoon Brew animation blog. He creates animation for television programs that have included Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (Adult Swim), Portlandia (IFC), Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC), and Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon). McDonnell is also the author and designer of Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Encyclopedia of Black Comics Signing

Press Release:

Sheena C. Howard will kick-off her book signing tour and debut the Encyclopedia of Black Comics with fans, artists, writers and other comic enthusiasts at Amalgam Comics and Coffee House in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 PM.

Be the first to grab an autographed copy of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics and celebrate the release of this seminal book!

The book features over 100 entries and exclusive artwork and footage in full color from the likes of: Brandon Easton, Aaron McGruder, Brumsic Brandon, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Joel Christian Gill, Dwayne McDuffie, Juliana Smith, Reginald Hudlin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Morrie Turner, Ollie Harrington, George Herriman, Denys Cowan, Eric Battle, Jerry Craft, Jason Richardson AND MORE!

The book features a foreword written by Henry Louis Gates, world renowned literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual. It also features an afterword written by Chris Priest, legendary comic book writer, singer, songwriter, and musician.

Be prepared to get signatures of those featured in the book as the event is sure to bring out some of the subjects covered in the book as well.

A free raffle will be held and one lucky winner will receive a free copy of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics and a photo-op with the author.

Join, Sheena Howard, author of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics at Writers Block Rehab for the After Party. Network with other comic heads/writers/artists, meet the author and mingle with the best of the best!

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett and Phil Hester sign at Fourcorners Comics on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Aftershock Comics launched in 2015 and since then has introduced acclaimed comics like Animosity, Rough Riders, Shipwreck, Unholy Grail and Black Eyed Kids. Aftershock Comics is “a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse.”

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

Phil Hester started working on indie comics. Phil is best known as the artist for DC’s Swamp Thing and Kevin Smith’s Green Arrow. Over his long career, he has worked as both writer and artist on The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, Batman Beyond, and The Flash: Season Zero. At Aftershock, Phil writes Blood Blister and is the artist for Shipwreck. A Phil Hester variant of Dark Ark #1 debuts on September 20th and will be available for the signing.

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Fourcorners Comics
42 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-2336

PA – Beachead Comics Grand Opening

Jeremy Haun, creator of The Realm, and Scott Hanna, inker on titles including Avengers, Batman, Spider-Man, and many more, appear at Beachead Comics on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM for the shop’s grand opening.

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Beachead Comics
1326 West Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 770-1326

PA – Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration

Come on out to the ToonSeum to celebrate the 100th Birthday of The King — Jack Kirby! Join comics scholar Wayne Wise, artist Tom Scioli and long-time Kirby friend Barry Alfonso in a lovely talk about Jack Kirby’s legacy on Saturday, August 26th at 6:00 PM!

FUN FACT: Barry Alfonso was the model for Klarion the Witch Boy from Jack Kirby’s The Demon! Free admission!

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Toonseum
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 232-0199

PA – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Punch Line Philly on Friday, November 3rd at 10:30 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Punch Line Philly
33 E. Laurel St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
(215) 606-6555

PA – Intertwined Signing

Writer Fabrice Sapolsky and artist Will Torres appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, July 22nd from noon till 4:00 PM for a signing.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Hail to the Chin Signing

Bruce Campbell, star of Ash vs Evil Dead, will sign copies of his latest book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 16th at 6:00 PM.

NOTE: We strongly recommend you reserve the book prior to the event. You don’t need to prepay or put down a deposit: just call the store at 215-665-0716. Upon reservation, a wristband will be set aside with your name on it. You can pick up the book and band beginning August 15th. Go to the register, where your book will be under your last name. You must purchase the book from Barnes and Noble before you get in line (it’s the only way you can get a wristband). You must have a wristband to attend. All wristbands will have a letter. When your letter is called, you’ll be invited to get in line. Example/exceptions: if a couple buys one book, they can both get in line under one band. If 5 people try to get in line with one wrist band, that’s right out. We will do everything we can so that the most people can meet Mr. Campbell – and ensure Mr. Campbell has a good time, too.

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Barnes & Noble – Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-0716

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