John Cleese appears at the University Temple on Sunday November 16th at 7:00 PM! Tickets are $28 and available from Brown Paper Tickets. Each ticket admits up to two people and includes a signed copy of So, Anyway…
John Cleese’s towering comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp satirical eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.
After getting his start as a writer and actor on the landmark David Frost-hosted The Frost Report, where he worked alongside many who would also later become comedy icons, Cleese landed his most famous role as a star of the TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. To the legions of Python fans and comedy aficionados, Cleese’s work with the Pythons has become the stuff of legend. His signature characters including the Minister of Silly Walks and the owner (and would-be returner) of a dead parrot embodied his knack for madcap buffoonery played completely straight and catapulted him to the shortlist of funniest men alive.
Twisting and turning through amazing stories and hilarious digressions with some brief pauses along the way that comprise a fascinating primer on what’s funny and why this story of a young man’s journey to the pinnacle of comedy is a masterly performance by a master performer.
University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary
1415 NE 43rd Street Seattle, WA 98105
Kazu Kibuishi, author of Escape from Lucien (Amulet Series #6), signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Kazu Kibuishi’s #1 New York Times bestselling series continues! Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King.
Barnes & Noble
Northgate Mall, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
Brian Churilla and Matthew Southworth sign at Arcane Comics on Saturday, October 25th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM!
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Author, activist, journalist, and blogger, Cory Doctorow is known for using his fiction to address topics that matter to him. In the visually stunning In Real Life, his new graphic novel created with cartoonist Jen Wang, he explores adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash through the story of a female MMO player who befriends a “gold farmer,” a poor Chinese boy whose avatar collects valuable objects in the virtual world and sells them in order to survive in the real one. Stopping in Seattle for a reading and signing of his new book, Doctorow will join us for an introduction of its exciting visuals, thoughtful story, and exploration of the real problems that follow us even into the virtual and entertainment-based worlds we often try to escape inside.
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like For the Win and the bestselling Little Brother. He was also the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Cory has written for Wired, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Make, Locus and others. Born in Toronto, he now lives in London. Contact Cory by Email and follow him on Twitter, Flickr, and at his website, craphound.com.
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
The Jet City Comic Show hosts a HUGE store signing at Subspace Comics on Saturday, September 27th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. With a lineup this big, it’s practically a convention all it’s own… oh, and it’s completely free to attend!
Here’s the lineup of creators:
- Kevin Hanna (Creature Academy, Clockwork Girl) — www.frogchildren.com
- Brandon Jerwa (Bionic Woman, Vampirella, The Shield) — www.facebook.com/brandonjerwa
- Matthew Southworth (Stumptown, Spider-Man: The Grim Hunt) — www.facebook.com/matthew.southworth.5
- James Taylor (The Bully’s Bully) — www.bullysbully.com
- Robert Tritthardt (Writhe and Shine) — www.roberttritthardt.com
- Jen Vaughn (Cartozia Tales, Avery Fatbottom) — www.cartozia.com/jen-vaughn
- Shane White (Things Undone, Overman) — www.shanewhite.com
With this diverse group of local creators on hand, there will definitely be something for everyone and a great chance to discover something new!
Also, during the signing, we will be holding a small store sale! This sale will only be from 11am to 3pm.
- 20% off Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers!
- 20% off Board Games!
- 20% off T-shirts!
- 20% off Funko Pops! (not Blind Boxes)
3333 184th St SW, Suite G, Lynnwood, WA 98037
Comic book authors Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi appear at the Seattle Public Library’s Northeast Branch on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to talk about their new publications and sign books for their fans.
Award-winning authors, artists, and comic creators, Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier will be together to talk about their recently released New York Times bestselling graphic novels. Accompanied by a visual presentation, the artists will talk about their books, demonstrate how they create graphic novels, and stage interactive readings with attendees.
“Sisters” by Raina Telgemeier: Raina can’t wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years. But when a baby brother enters the picture, and later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
“Amulet Book Six, Escape From Lucien” by Kazu Kibuishi: Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. Meanwhile, Emily heads back into the Void with Max, one of the Elf King’s loyal followers, where she learns his darkest secrets. The stakes, for both Emily and Navin, are higher than ever.
Kazu Kibuishi is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series of graphic novels as well as the graphic novel Copper. He is also the cover artist of the recently released 15th anniversary editions of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling, and the founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comic series.
“Sisters” is the companion to Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, “Smile.” Her memoir is a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and the book received a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Books will be available for purchase and signing provided by Secret Garden Books.
Seattle Public Library – Northeast Branch
6801 35th Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA 98115
From the mystical world of magic in the Amulet series to the all-too-familiar world of orthodontic embarrassment in Smile, Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels and comic style books have become bestselling stories whose exploration of the awkwardness and adventures of growing up have inspired young readers everywhere. Wish you could meet the talented authors and artists and learn more about what inspires their stories, what inspires them, and what they’re working on now? Join us at a reading and signing with Kibuishi and Telgemeier sure to be full of fun and inspiration for children and adults alike.
Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. Kazu lives in Alhambra, California, with his wife, fellow author Amy Kim Kibuishi, and their children, Juni and Sophie.
Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Sisters, Smile and Drama,, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include an Eisner Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Raina lives and works in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Artist Alex Maleev appears at I Like Comics on Monday, September 22nd from 6:00 – 7:30pm for a signing! Alex has done wonderful art for Daredevil, Moon Knight, The Crow Dead Time, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Man in Black, New Avengers, Spider-Woman and MORE!!
I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
Aaron Becker appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Quest on Thursday September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy. A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.
Barnes & Noble – Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at the Town Hall on Saturday July 19th at 6:30 pm for a signing of his new graphic novel Seconds.
This edition of Verse Chapter Verse features an author Q&A with Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, sandwiched between the musical stylings of Seattle-based Tacocat. Magic mushrooms, second chances, and best intentions all surface in O’Malley’s newest work. Seconds: A Graphic Novel follows the journey of chef Katie, her restaurant-related business exploits, ex-boyfriend, and what it means to start over. The event is presented as part of Verse Chapter Verse, The Stranger’s readings-and-music series, with books editor Paul Constant. The Q&A will take place between brief Tacocat sets — a palindrome, a foursome, and a “pop-punk-pop” band. O’Malley is the author of New York Times bestselling Scott Pilgrim series.
Presented by: Town Hall and The Stranger, in partnership with University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 pm
Signing note: Signings will be limited so that any attendees can get 1 copy of Seconds signed plus 1 other item (including books/comics by the author, and the Scott Pilgrim DVD. No toys, shirts, bags, body parts, or other memorabilia). If a fan doesn’t have a copy of Seconds, then they only get 1 item signed. One item per person will be personalized — the second item will get a signature only. Pictures in line are okay, but no posed photos.
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101