WA – FCBD 2018: Peter Bagge Signing

Cartoonist Peter Bagge appears at Destiny City Comics from 11:00 AM till noon on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day

PETER BAGGE is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley, and a regular contributor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. “Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story” is Bagge’s second book with Drawn & Quarterly after 2013’s “Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story”, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times, and appeared on the YALSA Great Graphic Novel For Teens list and the Amelia Bloomer Project list of the Best Feminist Books for Young Readers. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

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Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 234-7112

WA – FCBD 2018: Rock Steady Signing

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday,May 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2018! We’ll have copies of our FCBD Special, which includes brand new work by Simon Hanselmann, Sophie Goldstein, Carol Tyler and our special guest for this event, Seattle cartoonist Ellen Forney. Ellen will discuss her new book, Rock Steady, and the evening will also launch an exhibition of work from the book.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

WA – An Evening with Sean Penn

Actor Sean Penn appears in conversation with Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses at the  Moore Theatre on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present his new novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. Books sold via Elliott Bay Book Company.

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Moore Theatre
1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-1414

WA – Flayed Corpse and Other Stories Signing

Press Release:

Join us at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, April 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM as we host Josh Simmons launching Flayed Corpse and Other Stories, his newest collection of harrowing and genre-bending short horror stories. Flayed Corpse also collects several collaborations between Simmons and other cartoonists including Shanna Matuszak, Ben Horak, Patrick Keck, Tom Van Deusen, and Eric Reynolds, all of whom will be in attendance. The evening will also open an exhibition of art from the book.

This reception coincides with the lively Georgetown Art Attack featuring colorful contemporary visual and performing arts presentations throughout the historic district.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

WA – The Best We Could Do Signing

Cartoonist Thi Bui appears at Nue Seattle on Saturday, March 31st at 3:00 PM for a signing.

The Best We Could Do (Abrams) by debut author Thi Bui is an intimate, poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. 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. The Best We Could Do brings to life 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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Nue Seattle
1519 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 257-0312

WA – Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones Signing

Crystal Frasier appears at Outsider Comics on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM to launch her five-issue miniseries from Dynamite based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

Crystal has been writing for RPGs for about 20 years. This is her her first foray into comic writing, but she’s written short fiction and essays before, and created her own webcomic series, Venus Envy, for about seven years.

As the Pathfinder plunge into the history and mysteries below Kaer Maga-the no-holds-barred ‘City of Strangers’-Valeros plunges far deeper into the great beyond, defending his immortal soul in the courts of the dead! From Pathfinder author Crystal Frasier comes this scintillating tale of life, death, and what lingers when we’re gone. Bonus: Starfinder backup story! Thousands of years in Pathfinder’s future, the Starfinder Society spreads adventure across the solar system!

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Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique
223 N. 36th St., Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 535-8886

WA – The Best We Could Do Reading + Signing

Cartoonist Thi Bui appears at WithinSodo on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM as a special guest of the Vietnamese Friendship Association’s Annual Gala. In partnership with the Elliott Bay Book Company, she will be reading and signing her memoir The Best We Could Do.

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WithinSodo
2916 Utah Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

WA – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at University Book Store on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

Cartoonist and illustrator Sarah Andersen joins us for a discussion and signing of her latest book, Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection. With characteristic wit and charm, this third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. When all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope.

Sarah Andersen is a young cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of Sarah, her friends, and her beloved pets.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-3400

BOOM! Studios’ ECCC 2018 Exclusives & Signings

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios unveiled their lineup of exclusive items and full signing schedule today for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) 2018, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA, during March 1-4. BOOM! Studios will once again occupy the most prominent booth on the floor, #1002 on the SkyBridge, and offer can’t-miss limited edition exclusive items for sale including:

  • Adventure Time #20 variant cover by Trungles
  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1 variant cover by Ben Dewey
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24 variant cover by Adam Gorham
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers limited edition print by Goñi Montes
  • Rugrats #5 variant cover by Jay Fosgitt

 

 

Additionally, BOOM! Studios will feature a diverse array of opportunities to meet your favorite comic book creators and get your comics signed all weekend long, including:

Thursday, March 1st:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark Crystal)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Michael Kingston, Michel Mulipola (WWE)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Cara McGee, Josh Trujillo (Dodge City)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Royden Lepp (Rust)

Friday, March 2nd:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Chrystin Garland, Missy Pena (Steven Universe)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Sean Rubin (Bolivar)

Saturday, March 3rd:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Royden Lepp (Rust)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Sean Rubin (Bolivar)

Sunday, March 4th:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Chrystin Garland, Missy Pena (Steven Universe)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark Crystal)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Cara McGee, Josh Trujillo (Dodge City)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll)

Signing All Day, Every Day

David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Series)
Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Lisa DuBois (Rugrats)

The previously announced programming lineup from BOOM! Studios at ECCC includes:

Thursday, March 1st
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours at The Seattle Public Library
Time: 3:15-4:15PM | Location: Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

Tailored specifically for librarians and educators, join us for an introduction to comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios as they discuss their diverse titles produced under four distinct imprints (BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!), from quality licensed books to captivating originals. Featuring Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Cara McGee (Dodge City), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), Royden Lepp (Rust) and Sean Rubin (Bolivar). Moderated by Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

Friday, March 2nd
Lumberjanes: The Hardcore Lady Type Panel
Time: 4:00-5:00pm | Location: TCC L3-R1

BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes is one of the biggest success stories in comics—and their biggest adventures yet are coming in 2018! Join co-creator Brooklyn Allen, Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power), series artist Ayme Souyo, series colorist Maarta Laiho and series editor Dafna Pleban to celebrate entering Year Five of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types!

Saturday, March 3rd
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Time: 1:30-2:30pm| Location: TCC L3-R1

The world of BOOM! Studios has grown bigger than ever before, meaning there’s a comic book for every kind of fan – and this is the panel to Discover Yours! Join Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Cara McGee (Dodge City), Ryan Ferrier (Rocko’s Modern Life), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) as they reveal all the big news from the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM! and Archaia, along with some special surprises for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Sunday, March 4th
Creating the World of Mouse Guard
Time: 1:30-2:30 | Location: WSCC 604

Discover the secrets behind building the world of Mouse Guard, one of the most successful new comics of the past decade, straight from creator David Petersen! Mouse Guard is in development as a feature film by 20th Century Fox, but before that, David crafted a world for the graphic novel series with a sense of history, materials, arts, values, architecture, culture, and language. Explore the past, present, and future of The New York Times bestselling series that everyone’s talking about, from comic books to coloring books and more! Moderated by Cameron Chittock (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

For continuing news on BOOM! Studios at Emerald City Comic Con, including exclusive merchandise and signing schedules, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

 

Skybound Announces ECCC 2018 Signings & Exclusives

Skybound Entertainment will appear at Emerald City Comic Con next week on March 1st – 4th. Swing by booth #316 to meet several creators and pick up convention exclusives such as the Atom Eve action figure (both with and without battle damage) and a Funko Pop of Saga’s Lying Cat with glow in the dark head. Further details on their website….

SIGNINGS
Thursday March 1:
11:00am – 11:45am – Tony Akins
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Stefano Gaudiano

Friday March 2:
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Joseph Keatinge, James Asmus & Christopher Sebela
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Lukas Ketner
3:00pm – 3:45pm – Sean Mackiewicz

Saturday March 3:
3:00pm – 3:45pm – Joseph Keatinge, James Asmus & Christopher Sebela

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