VA – How to Read Nancy Presentation

Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden appear at the Cabell Library on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM present their book, How to Read Nancy. The book reveals the syntax of a mass medium through the molecular deconstruction of a single comic strip. It also explores the benefits of deep reading where focused contemplation reveals a subterranean world of hidden structures and ingenious choices.

About the Authors

Paul Karasik is the co-author (with David Mazzucchelli) of the graphic novel City of Glass, adapted from the book by Paul Auster and chosen by The Comics Journal as one of the “100 Best Comics of the 20th Century.” His cartoons appear in The New Yorker. Paul teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Mark Newgarden is a cartoonist and author of the monograph We All Die Alone, the co-creator of “Garbage Pail Kids” and the co-author (with Megan Montague Cash) of the award-winning Bow-Wow series of children’s books. Mark teaches at Pratt Institute, Parsons School of Design at the New School and the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

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James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Ave Richmond, VA 23284
(804) 828-0593

VA – Being Asian in America

Award-winning poet award-winning poet Bao Phi and renowned cartoonist Thi Bui appear at the University of Virginia on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM featuring an opening act by Katie Zhang from UVA Flux.

Bao Phi’s “Thousand Star Hotel”
“POEMS FROM A FATHER, A REFUGEE, AN ACTIVIST RESISTING THE INVISIBILITY OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN URBAN POOR.
Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.”

Thi Bui’s “The Best We Could Do”
“Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves… In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.”

 

This event is part of ASU Presents: Asian American Literature and Art Series. RSVP on Facebook!

VA – The Best We Could Do Signing

Press Release:

Telegraph Art & Comics is proud to welcome artist Thi Bui on Friday, March 23rd from noon till 1:30 PM as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book!

Thi Bui will be reading from her latest, the graphic novel memoir The Best We Could Do, followed by a discussion of her work. We will have copies of her books available for purchase, or you may bring books you already own to have signed.

To learn more about Thi Bui’s work, please visit www.thibui.com

ABOUT THE BEST WE COULD DO

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.

At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.

In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

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Telegraph Art & Comics
110 4th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 244-3210

VA – Tales of the Cloud Ocean #1 Signing

Press Release:

Telegraph Art & Comics is proud to welcome Charlottesville’s own Rob Richmond of The Vailix on Saturday, March 10th at 2:00 PM for the debut of his new ongoing comic book series, TALES OF THE CLOUD OCEAN! We’ll have copies of issue #1 for sale.

About Rob Richmond
A life-long musician, writer, and creative, Rob spent most of his childhood reading comic books, playing games, and making music. Graduated from the University of Virginia in 2002 with a degree in Anthropology, with a focus on ethnomusicology, he has spent the intervening years living and working as a musician and music professional. Aside from writing comics, Rob also works as an audio designer and engineer and plays in numerous musical projects, including The Vailix, a female-fronted hard rock concept band based around the world of the Cloud Ocean. In his spare time, he plays fetch with his miniature Australian cattle dogs, Luna and Astra.

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Telegraph Art & Comics
110 4th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 244-3210

Roanoke Valley Comicon (May 2018)

Convention Name
Roanoke Valley Comicon
Convention Website Address
https://www.roanokevalleycomicon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/26/2018
Venue Name and Address
4420-A Electric Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2,200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

VA – Soonish Signing

Kelly and Zach Weinersmith appear at Telegraph Art & Comics on Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 PM for a signing of their new book, SOONISH: Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve And/Or Ruin Everything!

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Telegraph Art & Comics
110 4th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 244-3210

VA – The Escape Artist Signing

Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at Barnes & Noble in the Tysons Corner Mall on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign his new thriller, The Escape Artist!

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Mall
Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
703-506-2937

MD – The Escape Artist Signing

Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at Carroll Community College on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign his new thriller, The Escape Artist!

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 386-8000

VA Comicon (October 2018)

Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/27/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/28/2018
About This Convention
Now in it’s 32nd year, the VA Comicon features over 100 booths of Comic Books, Cosplay, Artwork, Toys, Anime, Games and MORE!
Venue Name and Address
The Richmond Raceway
600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

VA Comicon (March 2018)

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Convention Name
VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/03/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/04/2018
About This Convention
Now in it’s 32nd year, the VA Comicon features over 100 booths of Comic books, Artwork, Toys, Anime, Video Games and MORE!
Venue Name and Address
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, Virginia 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles

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