Kevin Smith speaks live at The Pabst Theater on Sunday March 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM.
Next Chapter Bookshop welcomes acclaimed writer/director Kevin Smith for an evening of conversation about life, work, and his new memoir Tough Sh*t: Life Advice From A Fat, Lazy Slob That Did Good. Kevin will be LIVE in conversation with Lanora Haradon, owner of Next Chapter Bookshop. The program will last approximately 90 minutes.
Each admission ticket includes an autographed copy of Kevin’s new book Tough Sh*t.
Tickets are available directly from The Pabst Theater box office.
Kevin Smith will be the first to admit that he’s an unlikely source for life advice. After all, he’s that overweight guy who did that movie Clerks a million years ago. But take a second look at Kevin Smith: he’s spent the past 15 years doing whatever he wants and getting paid for it. And he has a hot wife, too. In his new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good, nothing is off limits. It’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success – Smith tells stories of how he fell in love with movies as a child and watched George Carlin with his dad, of his first time taking a pilgrimage to the Angelika in big, scary New York with his movie-buff buddy, and how after a successful run of 10 movies he decided the best thing he could do for his career would be to blow the whole thing up. And don’t think that Kevin Smith, (the man who made bromance movies before “bromance” was even a word) doesn’t get dirty. This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38. But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t. Like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty. And working with his idol George Carlin. And one of the biggest thrills of his life: when he got to watch a movie he made– an homage to Quentin Tarantino – with Quentin Tarantino. And sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – ““Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be,” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life.”—and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book. And if you don’t like what he has to say, Kevin’s response is a no-brainer: TOUGH SH*T.
144 East Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese, delivers the 14th annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture on Wednesday evening, October 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Wisconsin Union Theater on the UW-Madison campus.
This is a free public lecture sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and Friends of the CCBC.
Author/artist Gene Luen Yang won the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature for his graphic novel American Born Chinese (First Second / Roaring Brook Press, 2006). His other books for children and teens include The Eternal Smile (with Derek Kirk Kim, First Second / Roaring Brook Press 2009) and Prime Baby (Roaring Brook Press, 2010). He has also written and spoken extensively on graphic novels as an art form and as a resource for educators in the classroom.
Wisconsin Union Theater
800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI
Mike Norton and Chris Burnham sign at Neptune Comics on June 29, 2011 from 3:00 PM- 6PM.
Two of comics biggest artists are coming to Neptune Comics for a afternoon of fun, debauchery, and of course to meet all the fans. Be sure to mark your calendars now you will not want to miss these guys.
Chris just became an exclusive artist for DC Comics, and Mike was a exclusive artist for DC for the past few years. Besides the latest Batman books Chris has done you might know his work from Image Comics Nixon’s Pals, and Boom!’s Amory’s Wars. Mike had done work for DC of course, such as Young Justice and Blue Beetle, and Marvel as recently as Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt.
2120 E. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53186
February 4, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Colorado, Comic Books, District of Columbia, Georgia, Horror, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Movies, New York, Ohio, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin
Director Kevin Smith brings his new horror movie on a special advance screening tour before the official release date on October 19, 2011. Each show will include a Q&A with Smith and special appearances by stars like Michael Parks are scheduled at stops along the way. Who knows what other surprises might be coming to your hometown??
Writer John Jackson Miller signs his new Star Wars novel Knight Errant at the following locations:
Friday, January 28, 4-6 p.m.
1136 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI
Saturday, January 29, 2 p.m.
3750 University Ave, Madison, WI
Friday, February 4, 2-4 p.m.
414 South Central Avenue, Marshfield, WI
Saturday, February 19, 1-4 p.m.
7475 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI
(in High Point Center)
Sean McKeever is visiting Neptune Comics from 11 am – 1 pm on April 21st. The tour, a promotional event for his newest book series, Firestar (pictured #1), premiers April 21 at local comic book stores nation wide, published by Marvel Comics.
Sean McKeever is known world-wide for his work with both Marvel and DC comics, as well as his independant work, The Waiting Place, a graphic novel about growing up in small town Wisconsin. McKeever is Eisner Award winner, the Oscars of the comic book world. Sean McKeever grew up reading comic books in his parent’s Eagle River hardware store, starting when he was only 3 years old. As a teenager his first business was a small comic book store where he sold comic books out of that same hardware store. To get a job with big publishers like Marvel and DC comics seemed like a dream to a young McKeever – but for him the dream DID come true.
Neptune Comics in Waukesha, Wisconsin is currently Sean McKeever’s only Wisconsin signing for this new comic series.
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Neptune Comics, 2120 E Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI
Contact: Craig Lopacinski, 262-544-2008
Neptune Comics will be giving away the first issue of Firestar, while supplies last, and Sean McKeever will be signing that comic book as well as any other works he has written. The event is free. Book purchase is not required for the book signing, however there will be books available for purchase.
About Neptune Comics
Neptune Comics has been in Waukesha since 2004. They sell comic books, graphic novels, toys, clothing and a variety of other pop culture items: something for everyone.
Owners Craig and Lisa Lopacinski are active in the Waukesha community and they hold a variety of in-store events. The store is located just minutes off of Highway 94 and is located in the Westbrook shopping mall next to Bartz’s Party Store, near The Chancery Restaurant.
February 26, 2010 by Colin Solan
Filed under Arizona, California, Canada, Colorado, Comic Books, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Washington, Wisconsin
Best-selling novelist Jodi Picoult (Wonder Woman) is embarking on month-long signing tour for her new novel House Rules.
:: Upcoming appearances ::
Tuesday March 2 NORWICH, VERMONT/HANOVER, NH 9 AM Breakfast event sponsored by Norwich Bookstore. Hanover Inn, 2 Main St. Hanover, call 802-649-1114 to book tickets. $35 includes event, book, coffee, juice and pastries.
Tuesday March 2 FRAMINGHAM MA 7 PM event with B&N Framingham at Framingham High School Auditorium, 115A St. Contact 508-626-2823. FREE, no tickets needed.
Wednesday March 3 BOSTON, MA Noon signing only Prudential Center B&N, 800 Boylston St. FREE, no tickets needed.
Wednesday March 3 CAMBRIDGE, MA 6 PM event with the Harvard Coop, at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., for information/tickets contact 617-499-2012. Tickets $5, ticket can only be used as a coupon for $5 off book.
Thursday March 4 NYC 7 PM, B&N Union Square, 33 E 17th St, 212-253-0810. FREE, no tickets needed.
Friday, March 5 HUNTINGTON, NY 7 PM event with the Book Revue, at Huntington High School, Oakwood & McKay Roads, contact 631-271-1442 for tickets/ info. Tickets $30.42 includes a copy of HOUSE RULES. Discounted seats are available (without the book) for students and people with disabilities.
Sunday, March 7 WYCKOFF, NJ Afternoon event with Bookends 3:30pm at the Wyckoff YMCA, 691 Wyckoff Avenue. Contact 201-445-0726 or 201-891-2081.
Monday March 8 RALEIGH, NC 7:30 PM event with Quail Ridge Books, at Meredith College, Jones auditorium, 3800 Hillsborough St. Call 919-828-1588 Purchase a book instore, get a ticket.
Tuesday March 9 OAK BROOK/CHICAGO, IL 7PM event with Borders Oak Brook at James B. Conant High School, 700 East Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates, IL Call 847-330-0031. FREE, no tickets required.
Wednesday March 10 LAKE FOREST, IL 1PM event with Lake Forest Books, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd, 847-234-4420 for tickets, $30 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.
Wednesday March 10 MILWAUKEE, WI Evening event with Books & Co, Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St., 262-567-0106. Tickets required, $25 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.
Thursday, March 11 TORONTO, CANADA 7 PM Indigo, Manulife Center, 55 Bloor Street West, 416-923-9525
Friday March 12 EDINA/MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7 PM event with B&N Edina, at South View Middle School, 4725 South View Lane, 952-920-0633. FREE, no tickets needed.
Saturday, March 13 KANSAS CITY, MO 1:30 PM event with Rainy Day Books, at Unity Temple at the Plaza, 707 West 47th St., 913-384-3126, tickets required, $28 includes copy of HOUSE RULES, ticket, and a guest ticket.
Monday March 15 SAN DIEGO, CA 7 PM event with Borders San Diego at San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. Tickets/info 619-295-2201. Ticket price: approximately $30 includes copy of HOUSE RULES.
Tuesday March 16 PASADENA, CA 7 PM event with Vroman’s/Book Soup at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, call 626-449-5320, ticket required. Buy a book instore, get a ticket.
Thursday March 18 SACRAMENTO, CA 7 PM event with Borders/Sacramento Bee, at Mosaic Law Congregation, 2300 Sierra Blvd, call 916-564-0168. Tickets required, buy a book instore, get a ticket (approximately $25)
Friday March 19 SEATTLE, WA 6:30 PM, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 206-366-3316, FREE event, purchase of book gets you a “line signing” ticket.
Saturday March 20 SEATTLE WA 2PM event with Elliott Bay Books, at Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, 206-624-6600, FREE, no ticket required.
Monday March 22, SCOTTSDALE, AZ 6:30 PM event with B&N Scottsdale, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street, contact 480-391-0048. FREE event, tickets handed out at door for book signing line.
Wednesday, March 24 DENVER, CO 7:30 PM event with the Denver Post, at Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave. SOLD OUT.
Wednesday March 31, PORTSMOUTH, NH 7:30 PM “Writers on a New England Stage” event with NH Public Radio & RiverRun bookstore, tickets available at www.themusichall.org or 603-436-2400.