CA – Bread and Butter Signing

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Writer and illustrator Liz Mayoraga appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM! She debuted her comic, Bread and Butter, with Rosarium Publishing in July. Liz started her work by self-publishing zines, and has been involved with the SF Zine Fest since 2009. Her stories are a combination of working class experiences and Popular Culture. Liz has also done workshops for youth programs, and enjoys working in art and education.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

CA – DC Superhero Girls: Finals Crisis Signing

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Press Release:

Meet the Creative Team behind the DC Superhero Girls Finals Crisis Graphic Novel:

Shea Fontana, writer
Monica Kubina, colorist
Marie Javins, editor

Get your cape on! Represent your favorite superhero (costume or T-shirt) and get a free button!

There will be a Q&A/discussion at Noon so bring your questions about how to make comic books!

Meet the DC Superhero Women and get your book signed on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 12:30 till 1:30pm

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

CA – Red Hood Rebirth Signing

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Scott Lobdell, the writer of new DC Comics: Red Hood & Outlaws #1 and Red Hood: Rebirth, signs at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Man from Atlantis Signing

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Actor Patrick Duffy (Dallas, Step by Step) signs his new novel at Book Soup on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Dive deeper than ever before and discover the origins of “The Man from Atlantis.”

When TV unveiled the series “Man from Atlantis” no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris. Over time the show’s star Patrick Duffy formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here at last is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from. Patrick Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look “behind the scenes” of this amazing fantasy story.  Mark Harris, the Man from Atlantis, has been quietly living under the protection of Dr. Elizabeth Merrill who saved his life in 1976. By studying his abilities the two have contributed countless advances for mankind’s development.

Only a select few know his true identity: Jason the whiz kid of the science lab.  Stacy the bright young intern who is constantly flustered by Mark’s presence.
Dr. Nagashima, a master of oceanic knowledge who Elizabeth lured from Japan to join her inner circle. Then their California oceanside laboratory is shaken when several attempts are made upon Mark’s life. He discovers the assailants have powers similar to his and he is lead into the uncharted depths of the oceans. As he discovers his past Mark’s origins and genealogy finally come to the surface. Includes photos from the author’s personal collection.

Event Guidelines:

  • Mr. Duffy will sign copies of Man from Atlantis purchased from Book Soup. Save your receipt. It will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Photos & personalizations are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

Scene on Video: SDCC 2016 Gallery

Check out all the great videos we saw coming out of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. More will be added here as we come across them.

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Bleeding Cool has the details.

CA – Darryl “DMC” McDaniels Signing

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels appears at Book Soup on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at noon to sign his latest memoir Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide.

Press Release:

In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.   As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl DMC McDaniels aka Legendary MC, The Devastating Mic Controller, and the King of Rock had it all: talent, money, fame, prestige. While hitting #1 on the Billboard charts was exhilarating, the group’s success soon became overwhelming. A creative guy who enjoyed being at home alone or with his family, DMC turned to alcohol to numb himself, a retreat that became an addiction. For years, he went through the motions. But in 1997, when intoxication could no longer keep the pain at bay, he plunged into severe depression and became suicidal. He wasn’t alone. During the same period, suicide became the number three leading cause of death among black people a health crisis that continues to this day.

In this riveting memoir, DMC speaks openly about his emotional and psychological struggles and the impact on his life, and addresses the many reasons that led him and thousands of others to consider suicide. Some of the factors include not being true to who you are, feelings of loneliness, isolation, and alienation, and a lack of understanding and support from friends and family when it’s needed most. He also provides essential information on resources for getting help. Revealing how even the most successful people can suffer from depression, DMC offers inspiration for everyone in pain information and insight that he hopes can help save other lives. (Amistad Press)

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Arrive early. We will form a line outside. Seating is limited and we will be at capacity. We can accommodate approximately 60 people in the store. Once we reach capacity we will hold an overflow line outside.
  • The discussion is free and we will try to post it live on Periscope.
  • For the book signing, a purchase of Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • No memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Man From Atlantis Signing

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Actor Patrick Duffy (Dallas, Step by Step) signs his new novel at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

Dive deeper than ever before and discover the origins of The Man from Atlantis.

When TV unveiled the series Man from Atlantis no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris. Over time the show’s star Patrick Duffy formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here at last is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from. Patrick Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look “behind the scenes” of this amazing fantasy story.

Mark Harris, the Man from Atlantis, has been quietly living under the protection of Dr. Elizabeth Merrill who saved his life in 1976. By studying his abilities the two have contributed countless advances for mankind’s development. Only a select few know his true identity:

Jason the whiz kid of the science lab.

Stacy the bright young intern–who is constantly flustered by Mark’s presence.

Dr. Nagashima, a master of oceanic knowledge who Elizabeth lured from Japan to join her inner circle.

Then their California ocean side laboratory is shaken when several attempts are made upon Mark’s life. He discovers the assailants have powers similar to his and he is lead into the uncharted depths of the oceans. As he discovers his past Mark’s origins and genealogy finally come to the surface.

Includes photos from the author’s personal collection.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Man From Atlantis from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets are available now!

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

SF – Ghosts Release Party

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Join Green Apple Books to celebrate the release of Raina Telgemeier’s latest book Ghosts on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM! Purchase of ticket includes book, and there is ample free parking available! Tickets available at the link!

About Ghosts
Eleven-year-old Catrina and her family are moving to the small coastal town of Bahía de la Luna because her younger sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends, but she tries not to complain because she knows Maya will benefit from the clean, cool air that blows in from the sea. As the girls settle in, they learn there’s something a little spooky about their new town.

About Raina Telgemeier
RAINA TELGEMEIER grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of Smile, a graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a New York Times bestseller. Raina also adapted and illustrated the graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club books, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. She also coauthored X-Men: Misfits, which was a New York Times bestseller. Her latest graphic novel for Scholastic is titled Drama.

St. Anne of the Sunset (Moriarty Hall)
850 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-1600

CA – Spike Lee Signing

000000000000000-spike-lee-1Writer/Director Spike Lee appears at Book Soup on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign the 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook.

The 40 Acres x Moleskine SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT NOTEBOOK commemorates the 30th anniversary of Spike’s first Joint – She’s Gotta Have It – with a special limited edition release numbered at only 3,000 books.

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • A purchase of 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • Spike will sign one (1) other piece of memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos from the line are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

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