CA – James Franco Signing

00000000_Straight-James-Gay-JamesJames Franco appears at Skylight Books on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at noon to sign his book of poetry Straight James/Gay James.

Please note, this is a signing only.

Press Release:

Straight James/Gay James explores the facets of James Franco’s public and private personas.Straight James/Gay James is a poetic bildungsroman—raw, candid, and uninhibited. James Franco writes about life as an actor and provokes questions about identity, sexuality, and gender. Other poems deal with family, Gucci, Lana Del Rey, James Dean, and Hollywood. His poetic style varies from the imagistic to the prosaic. The chapbook also contains an interview of “Gay James” conducted by “Straight James.” Yes, Straight James asks the question: “Let’s get substantial: are you gay or what?”

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this signing is free and open to the public (first come, first served).  But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of any James Franco title here at Skylight Books. You may bring other titles to have signed from home as long as you purchase a book from the store.
  • James Franco will sign and personalize BOOKS ONLY–no memorabilia, posters, DVDs, fan art, etc. Also, we are not allowing any photographs.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field if you’d like a signing line ticket.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and visual artist. He is the author of two works of fiction, Palo Alto and Actors Anonymous, and two books that collage memoir, snapshots, poems, and artwork, A California Childhood and Hollywood Dreaming. His poetry has appeared in a chapbook, Strongest of the Litter, and the book, Directing Herbert White. His writing has also been published in Esquire, the Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, N+1, Vanity Fair, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has received MFAs in fiction from Brooklyn College and Columbia, an MFA in film from New York University, an MFA in art from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College.

Franco’s film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, This is the End, Spring Breakers, Oz, and 127 Hours, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He portrayed poets Allen Ginsberg in the film Howl, C.K. Williams in The Color of Time, and Hart Crane in The Broken Tower, a film Franco adapted and directed. He has also adapted many poems into films that he has directed, including short films based on “Herbert White” by Frank Bidart, the collectionBlack Dog, Red Dog by Stephen Dobyns, “The Clerk’s Tale” by Spencer Reece, and “The Feast of Stephen” by Anthony Hecht.

Franco has also adapted to film the novels As I Lay Dying, and Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck, The Long Home by William Gay, and Zeroville by Steve Erickson.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

CA – Turning Japanese Signing

00000000_MariNaomi-TurningJapaneseCartoonist MariNaomi appears at Skylight Books to sign Turning Japanese on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

About Turning Japanese:
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and her self-published Estrus Comics. Her work has appeared in over sixty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed, Bitch Media, and more. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

CA – Terminal Lance Release Party

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Press Release:

Join Hi De Ho Comics on Saturday, April 30, 2016 for the FREE release party for Maximilian Uriarte’s first graphic novel Terminal Lance: The White Donkey.

From 7-10 PM we will be offering the opportunity to celebrate, buy copies of the graphic novel, a signing by the author, refreshements, food and more!

Throughout the night, we will be collecting donations for the Semper Fi Fund – The Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance to wounded Marines and their families while they recover. 96 cents of every dollar donated reaches Marines in need.

Kickstarter backers are invited to join us an hour early (6-7PM) for a backers-only VIP event featuring a Photo Op and private Q&A with the author.

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Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2820

CA – Cameron Diaz Signing

000000-cameron-diaz-longevityActress & Author CAMERON DIAZ (There’s Something About Mary, Shrek, Charlie’s Angels) appears at Vroman’s Bookstore to promote her new book: The Longevity Book on Saturday, April 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM.

Cameron Diaz wrote her #1 New York Times bestseller The Body Book to help educate young women about how their bodies function, empowering them to make better-informed choices about their health and encouraging them to look beyond the latest health trends to understand their bodies at the cellular level. She interviewed doctors, scientists, nutritionists, and a host of other experts, and shared what she’d learned and what she wished she’d known twenty years earlier. Now Cameron continues the journey she began, opening a conversation with her peers on an essential topic that that for too long has been taboo in our society: the aging female body. In The Longevity Book, she shares the latest scientific research on how and why we age, synthesizing insights from top medical experts and with her own thoughts, opinions, and experiences.

The Longevity Book explores what history, biology, neuroscience, and the women’s health movement can teach us about maintaining optimal health as we transition from our thirties to mid-life. From understanding how growing older impacts various bodily systems to the biological differences in the way aging affects men and women; the latest science on telomeres and slowing the rate of cognitive decline to how meditation heals us and why love, friendship, and laughter matter for health, The Longevity Book offers an all-encompassing, holistic look at how the female body ages and what we can all do to age better. (Harper Wave)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

OR – An Evening w/ Gene Luen Yang

geneYang350Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Gene Luen Yang, recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, began making comics and graphic novels over 15 years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, was published in 2013. It was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Yang has done a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman. And his newest book, Secret Coders, has been described in Wired Magazine as “like Harry Potter, but with computers instead of wands.”

Gene Luen Yang’s visit is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

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Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 719-6055

SF – Star Wars Day 2016 Signing

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Kemp Remillard, the illustrator of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections book, will be signing books at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM to celebrate STAR WARS DAY! May the Fourth be with you!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – FCBD: Spectrum #0 Signing

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Alan Tudyk, PJ Haarsma, and Shannon Eric Denton sign the comic Spectrum #0 from the web-series Con Man at House of Secrets on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM till 7:00 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

Note: Alan, PJ, and Shannon will only be signing the Free Comic Book Day Spectrum Issue #0. So please refrain from bringing other items to sign to make sure there is time to sign everyone’s Spectrum Comic! Thanks!

House of Secrets
1930 W Olive St, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 562-1900

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2016

FCBD-logoPress Release:

Come on down with all your family and friends to Phat Collectibles on Saturday May 7, 2016 and enjoy all the fun of the best day of the year FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!

Marvel, DC, BOOM, ARCHIE, DYNAMITE, DARK HORSE, VALIANT, IDW, ACTION LAB, IMAGE and many more awesome companies have sent us over 50 different books for you guys to choose from this Free Comic Book Day!!!

We will have artist at each of our shops drawing and signing all day!

Anaheim:
Tom Hodges
Carlations

La Habra:
Anthony Helmer
Tobias Gebhardt
JD Correa

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

 

CA – FCBD: Spectrum Signing

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Alan Tudyk, PJ Haarsma, and Shannon Eric Denton sign the comic Spectrum #0 from the web-series Con Man at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 4:30 PM till 5:30 PM for Free Comic Book Day!

Note: Alan, PJ, and Shannon will only be signing the Free Comic Book Day Spectrum Issue #0. So please refrain from bringing other items to sign to make sure there is time to sign everyone’s Spectrum Comic! Thanks!

**UPDATE**

Shea Fontana (DC Superhero Girls Writer), Sterling Gates (Adventures of Supergirl Writer) and Cat Staggs (Adventures of Supergirl, Wonder Woman ’77  artist) sign from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM.

Ryan Benjamin (Suicide Squad New 52 Cover Artist,  Batman Beyond) and Adam Glass (writer Suicide Squad New 52, Rough Riders, Supernatural TV Series) sign from 1:00 till 3:00 PM.

Sebastian Kadelcik and John Bring (Creators of Penguins vs Possums) sign from 2:00 till 4:00 PM.

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

CA – Goldie Vance Signing

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Writer Hope Larson (Chiggers, Batgirl) and artist Brittney Williams (Hellcat, Legend of Korra) appear at 4 Color Fantasies on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM to sign GOLDIE VANCE.

16-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When the current hotel detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, its up to Goldie to use her smarts, skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town to solve the case!

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4 Color Fantasies
8045 Archibald Ave Suite 120, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 563-8751

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