Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.
Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.
John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.
Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”
Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome GENE LUEN YANG, National Book Award finalist and Printz Prize–winning graphic novelist, and award-winning young adult novelist M.T. ANDERSON for a discussion of Yang’s latest graphic novels, Boxers & Saints.
In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.
But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, she must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson sign at Gosh! Comics on Friday, the 22nd of November from 5pm till 7pm! They will also appear at the Thought Bubble Festival.
Brandon Graham started out as a graffiti artist and was one of the co-founders of the indie comics collective Meathaus, and to this day draws some of the most vivid and offbeat comics on our shelves – if you haven’t read the Eisner-award-nominated King City or his series Multiple Warheads yet, then you have surely heard of the amazing work he’s done on the Prophet relaunch.
Fiona Staples, having worked on Mystery Society with Steve Niles in the past, has recently risen to comics super stardom with her work on the immensely popular Saga (written by Brian K. Vaughan). She’s designed all the costumes, creatures, settings, and space ships in the epic space opera, as well as doing all the heavily computer game and anime-influenced colouring herself, topping each issue of with beautiful painted covers. If you’re not reading Saga yet, you’ve got to sort that out ASAP – it’s one of the best series on the shelves at the moment.
Eric Stephenson is the Publisher at Image comics, where he has been a mainstay since the early days, and is currently writing the science fiction series Nowhere Men (tagline: “Science is the new Rock and Roll”) with Nate Bellegarde on art duties and Jordie Bellaire as colourist. iFanboy had this to say about issue one: “Through the stellar design and art, Nowhere Men #1 becomes a complete experience that’s unlike anything else on the stands and it off to a great start.” The first collection of Nowhere Men should be out in time for the signing, so we highly recommend picking it up and getting it scribbled in by Stephenson.
Thought Bubble runs from the 17th to the 24th of November in Leeds, with the comic convention itself taking place on the 23rd and the 24th.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti appear at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00pm!
The bombastically talented Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are bringing Harley Quinn back to monthly comics and they’re debuting it here at Phat Collectibles! This bombastic debut issue features art by award-winning illustrators including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson, Art Baltazar and others—but will any of them measure up to the exacting standards of the Clown Princess of Crime? Don’t miss the thrilling return of Harley Quinn in her own monthly series!
That’s just the begining! Jane Vasko, the nearly unbreakable vigilante best known as Painkiller Jane, stalks her prey to Marvel’s Icon imprint. Guided by writer and co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti and a team of talented artists, including Juan Santacruz, Asam Lofti, and Paul Mounts, the four issue PAINKILLER JANE limited series finds Vasko in New York defending the life of a Saudi Arabian princess against scores of lethal hired killer sand looking back on the times before she received her powers.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
John DiMaggio screens his new voice acting documentary “I Know That Voice” at the National Press Club on Friday November 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM!
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The National Press Club will host the East Coast premiere of the voice acting documentary I Know That Voice on Friday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. The film’s executive producer, Annie Award-winning and Emmy-nominated voice actor John DiMaggio, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing. DiMaggio is known for voices such as Bender in Futurama; Jake the Dog in Adventure Time; Marcus Fenix in Gears of War; Rico in The Penguins of Madagascar; Dr. Drakken in Kim Possible; and Schnitzel in Chowder.
I Know That Voice explores every aspect of the voice acting profession, and showcases some of the most talented, versatile, and hard-working members of the entertainment industry. It features interviews with more than 150 top voice actors, casting and voice directors, show creators, producers, voice teachers, and other animation industry luminaries. For a full list of the featured actors and creators, click here.
The documentary will be released on Video on Demand, iTunes, and DVD this December. To watch the trailer on YouTube, click here.
The screening is sponsored by The National Press Club’s Young Members Committee, and is free for Club members and $10 for nonmembers. The signing session is limited to one item per person.
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045
Captain America: The Winter Solider gets a trailer, X-Men: Days of Future Past gets a teaser, and The Confluence provides a report on the So Cal Comic Con. All that and more in the latest Scene on the Web.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS POSTPONED TILL A LATER DATE (TBD).
Artist Ed McGuinness appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday November 16, 2013 from noon till 4:00 pm to celebrate the launch of his new book Amazing X-Men, featuring the return of the swashbuckling mutant Nightcrawler! Get a sneak peek of the first issue on Marvel.com! Ed is a prolific artist with credits on Deadpool, Incredible Hulk, Nova, Thundercats, Superman/Batman, and many more!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Writer Chris Claremont signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the X-Men with one of the most important writers in their history, Chris Claremont! We’ll be hosting a signing with Chris Claremont at our Downtown store on Thursday, November 14th starting at 6:30pm. This is day one of our two day X-Men signing fest! Artist and writer Brahm Revel will be signing his all new Marvel Knights X-Men #1 the very next day!
X-Men Gold #1
It’s the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men, ring it in with some of the greatest creators to ever work on the X-Men! CHRIS CLAREMONT is joined by classic X-Artist BOB MCLEOD to bring you an untold story of the X-Men starring Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, and Rogue! Also jam-packed with all-star creators from X-Men past including STAN LEE, WALTER SIMONSON, LOUISE SIMONSON AND FABIAN NICIEZA!
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038
Legendary Anchorman Ron Burgundy signs his memoir Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM! Special guest appearance by Hollywood actor Will Ferrell.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
John Carpenter, Master of Horror, signs copies of his first ever comic book series ASYLUM with co-creator Sandy King at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm!
Issues #1-3 on sale at the event, PLUS A GOLDEN APPLE WHITE VARIANT of issue #3, which is limited to 100 copies only! (1st come 1st served)
*YOU MUST BUY A COMIC TO GET A LINE PASS! HE WILL SIGN COMICS PLUS ONE PERSONAL ITEM ONLY PER PERSON.*
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038