Cartoonist Kate Beaton appears at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
You’re invited to the launch of Kate Beaton‘s Step Aside, Pops, a new Hark! A Vagrant collection. Kate will be joined in conversation by Alexandra Zsigmond, art director for the New York Times Opinion section. A Q&A and book signing will follow.
Kate Beaton’s first collection, Hark! A Vagrant, was an unequivocal hit, spending five months on the New York Times bestseller list; topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more; and winning the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans. Kate Beaton returns with a refined pen in Step Aside, Pops, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sharp, insightful, and very funny. Come prepared to laugh!
Alexandra Zsigmond has been an art director and designer for the New York Times Opinion section since 2011, and currently art directs the Sunday Review. She commissions original illustration by a wide range of international artists and cartoonists to accompany articles in NYT Opinion, both in print and online.She received her BA from Stanford University in Philosophy and the Visual Arts and has a background in classical and modern dance. Alexandra has worked as an arts coordinator, curator, or designer for a variety of notable art organizations, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cabinet Magazine, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
Come hang out with New York Comic Con and Brooklyn Brewery to launch the Defender, the Official beer of New York Comic Con on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7: 30 PM! Kick back and relax on this hump day with a pint of the Defender and mingle with other pop culture Fans for a pre-NYCC celebration. We’ll be joined by Defender artist Khary Randolph with the opportunity for some awesome photo ops! Come dressed to conquer all evil and take part in the Defender Costume Contest for a chance to win tickets to NYCC. Rock Candy Cakes will be unveiling a Defender cake based on Khary’s artwork and there may even be some exciting giveaways. You don’t want to miss this. We’ll see you there! (21+ only)
Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room
79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Cartoonist Peter Kuper appears at The Strand on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM and will be joined in conversation by Karen Green, librarian of both Graphic Novels and Ancient and Medieval Art at Columbia University.
With a career spanning the pages of the New York Times to MAD magazine, the front lines of political cartoonery at World War 3 to the classroom at Parsons and SVA, the artist and illustrator Peter Kuper is a bona fide veteran of the graphic novel scene. His latest book, Ruins, tells a story of coincidence and fate as a New York couple sets out on sabbatical in Oaxaca, Mexico, and a monarch butterfly departs Canada for sunnier climes in its annual migration.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
No one epitomizes classic New York hip-hop like Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. On the heels of his new comic book imprint, Darryl Makes Comics, he’ll discuss his career, his influence on the music industry, and his new career making comics. And best of all, he wraps up the evening by giving a rare performance! Run – don’t walk – this way with DMC from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the Hard Rock Café! Tickets are $40 and available online now. Presented as part of New York Super Week.
Hard Rock Cafe Time Square
New York, New York 10025
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be signing copies of his critically acclaimed comic books from his comic publishing house, Darryl Makes Comics™ in the afternoon on Saturday, September 19th at Bookhampton in East Hampton, NY. Darryl Makes Comics is an independent comic book imprint created by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and is dedicated to the idea that every walk of life has heroes and stories worth telling. “Hip hop was always based on creativity,” DMC says, “So what we’re trying to do with this comic book is not trying to create anything that’s new; we’re just going to show the world what’s already there… the beauty and the creativity of it.”
Presented as part of the uniphigood The East End Music & Arts Festival.
41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937
Graphic artists Sam Alde (New Construction) and Michael DeForge (Dressing) represent their respective presses — Uncivilized Books and Koyama Press — with a night of slideshows and conversation at the Word Bookstore on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM.
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
Join Midtown Comics Downtown for a special event as we welcome friend of the store and artist Sean Gordon Murphy for a signing of Chrononauts Vol 1 TP and Tokyo Ghost #1 at Friday, September 18th at 6:30pm!
Chrononauts Vol 1 TP
By Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are time travelers whose plans go off-course, leading to wild adventures in the time-stream. Collects CHRONONAUTS #1-4.
Tokyo Ghost #1
By Rick Remender, Sean Gordon Murphy, and Matt Hollingsworth
The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: Humanity is addicted to technology, a population of unemployed leisure seekers blissfully distracted from toxic contamination, who borrow, steal, and kill to buy their next digital fix. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for. It’s the biggest industry, the only industry, the drug everyone needs, and gangsters run it all.
Purchase of either Chrononauts Vol 1 TP or Tokyo Ghost #1 required, limit of two items per person.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
The Force is everywhere, but it may be heavily concentrated at this year’s New York Comic Con. On October 8, attendees will receive an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels, along with a panel featuring special guests and a preview of two new episodes from the series.
As the second season of Star Wars Rebels opens, the crew of the Ghost is now a very real threat to the Empire. That’s bad news, because Darth Vader’s been assigned with the task of mopping them up. Undeterred, the rebels seek out old friends and new allies, hoping to rally the formidable alliance which began to crystallize at the end of Season One. Vader will dispatch new agents to counter their growing coalition, but the Sith Lord’s battle with the Rebels could be more personal than anyone realized.
The Star Wars Rebels panel will take place on the Empire Stage from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and be followed by an exclusive screening of two new episodes on the same stage from 5:30-6:30 p.m. These episodes will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor, and Commander Wolffe — three clones from the hit animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another fan favorite from the show, Ahsoka Tano, who made her Star Wars Rebels debut in the final episode of Season One.
Star Wars Rebels returns with new episodes this fall on Disney XD.
Evan Dorkin (Creator of Beasts of Burden, Milk & Cheese) returns to Comic Book Jones on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign the final issue of The Eltingville Club.
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary hip-hop group Run DMC will be appearing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Wednesday September 2nd from 5:00 till 7:00 PM for the debut of the all new single issue DMC #1.5! This new comic will be exclusively available at Forbidden Planet until NYCC, so get the jump on the newest release from DMC and meet a living legend in the process!
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003