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  • NYC – Doctor Who Signing

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    Nick Abadzis and Simon Fraser appear at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday April 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign DOCTOR WHO comics!

    Special Instructions: Books must be purchased at this Barnes & Noble location for priority seating.

    Barnes & Noble – Union Square
    33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
    212-253-0810

    NYC – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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    Rebekah Isaacs, Khary Randolph, Jamal Igle, and Reilly Brown appear at Royal Collectibles on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!

    Royal Collectibles
    96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
    718-793-0542

    NYC – Troma Signing

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    Press Release:

    Forbidden Planet is stoked to announce a Troma signing on Thursday April 30th at 7:00 PM! Meet Lloyd Kaufman (Troma President and creator of The Toxic Avenger), Ethan Hurt (Composer of the Class of Nuke ‘Em High Theme), and Lisa Gaye (star of Class of Nuke ‘ Em High 2 & 3, Toxic Avenger 2-4, and many more Troma classiscs!

    Forbidden Planet
    832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
    212-473-1576

    NYC – Convergence Signing

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    Fabian Nicieza, ChrisCross, Stuart Moore, and Gus Storms sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

    *Purchase of Convergence: Justice League of America #1 or Convergence: Superboy and the Legion #1 required to participate in signing.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
    32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
    (212) 268-7088

    NYC – Batman #40 Signing

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    Writer Scott Snyder (Wytches, The Wake) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm for a signing of Batman #40!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

    NYC – Greg Proops Signing

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    Actor, stand-up comedian, and TV host Greg Proops of “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” visits the Strand on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm for the launch of his first-ever book, The Smartest Book In The World! Greg’s book is a hilarious, rapid-fire collection of pop culture trivia, ancient wisdom, and fantasy baseball teams. Don’t miss out on this Strand-exclusive chat!

    Greg will be joined by actor, TV personality, and comedian John Fugelsang.

    Buy a copy of The Smartest Book in the World or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Strand Book Store
    828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
    (at 12th St.)

    NYC – Convergence Signing

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    Writers Frank Tieri and David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis appear at Comic Book Jones on Wednesday April 22nd from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for a CONVERGENCE signing!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Comic Book Jones
    2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
    781-448-1234

    NYC – March: Book 2 Signing

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    Rep. John Lewis, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin speak on the Civil Rights Era Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday April 8th at 7pm!

    Press Release:

    Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, March brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world.

    After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence — but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart. Congressman Lewis, Mr. Powell and Mr. Aydin will discuss the legacy, the books, and more at Brooklyn Public Library, and will sign their most recent in the March trilogy.

    Brooklyn Central Library
    10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
    718.230.2100

    RSVP here.

    Girl In Dior Signing Tour

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    Press Release:

    This April, NBM Publishing, one of the pioneers in graphic novel publishing in the US for 37 years and a leader in literary comic art, proudly launches a sweepingly beautiful biography docudrama of the life of Christian Dior from the launch of his house and his “New Look” in Girl in Dior.

    One of France’s grand dames of comic art, Annie Goetzinger, will be on hand for the premiere of Girl in Dior at MoCCA Arts Festival, one of her many appearances while visiting the United States. Other appearances include a panel at the French Embassy co-sponsored by Christian Dior Couture US and moderated by Dior House illustrator, Bil Donovan and a signing/art display at New York’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.

    The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!“ Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model…

    A biography docudrama marrying fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturier in history, it is also a breathless and stunning presentation of his best designs such as Lauren Bacall wore, rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger, seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.

    Below please find Annie Goetzinger’s appearance schedule.

    April 10, 2015 6:00 PM
    Kinokuniya Bookstore, 6th Ave. Between 40th and 41st Street. New York
    Signing and Exhibit of Original Art from the Book (The art will be up early April through the middle of the month)

    April 11 and 12, 2015
    MoCCA Fest, Center 548, W. 22nd Street. New York
    Premiere of Girl in Dior and signing at NBM Booth (401, 402) throughout the weekend. Original art will also be on display.

    Annie will appear on the panel, Biography: The Lives of Artists on Sunday at 12:30 alongside James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook and Barbara Stok.

    April 13, 2015 7:00PM
    French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 79th), New York
    Dior House artist Bil Donovan will moderate a discussion with Annie, followed by a signing at the new “Albertine” bookstore. Event co-sponsored by Dior.

    April 14, 6:30PM
    Cambridge Public Library
    Talk and signing. Organized by Million Year Picnic, Boston

    April 15, 4:00PM
    Conference at Smith College
    “Girl in Dior: A Conversation With Annie Goetzinger About Fashion, Art, and Her Latest Graphic Novel”.

    April 16, 4:00 PM
    Dartmouth College
    Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.

    April 19, 2:00PM
    University of Florida
    Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.

    April 21, 8:00PM
    Books & Books, 65 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL
    Inauguration of the French Corner, signing.

    April 22, 6:30PM
    Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL
    Presentation and Signing. Cocktail hour

    NYC – Rep. John Lewis Speaks to Students

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    Press Release:

    Civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis will speak to 200+ students on April 8th 2015 from noon to 2:00 pm. about his #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller March series, his life as a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement, and the power of young people to change the world through nonviolence. Joining Rep. Lewis will be his co-author Andrew Aydin, who is also the congressman’s digital director and policy adviser, as well as Nate Powell, the book’s graphic artist.

    Regarding Rep. Lewis’s graphic novel, President Bill Clinton said, “Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.”

    Each student in attendance will receive a free copy of Congressman Lewis’s new book March and have an opportunity to get it signed by Rep. Lewis and his co-authors. This event will be on April 8th in Downtown Brooklyn and is open to New York City students and youth groups during April school vacation week. Full location details will be provided when you RSVP.

    Please RSVP via email to ssmith@youthinc-usa.org. Space is limited.

    About Youth, I.N.C.:
    Since 1994, Youth, I.N.C. has invested in and transformed over 120 youth-serving nonprofit partners working to break the cycle of poverty and help kids in need. After 20 years, Youth, I.N.C. continues to transform the way nonprofits do business – raising $60 million for New York City nonprofits and impacting the lives of over 600,000 youth by harnessing the power of venture philanthropy to empower, develop, and educate youth-serving grassroots organizations. To learn more about Youth, I.N.C. visit: www.youthinc-usa.org.

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