WI – Johnny Appleseed Signing

Paul Buhle appears at A Room of One’s Own on Friday September 22nd at 6:00 PM. He will be discussing his newest book, Johnny Appleseed, illustrated by Noah Van Sciver.

John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend by spreading the seeds of apple trees from Wisconsin to Indiana. Along with that, he offered the seeds of nonviolence and vegetarianism, good relationships with Native Americans, and peace among the settlers. This is a graphic biography of the green dreamer of the American Frontier, the legendary John Chapman, from Brown University scholar Paul Buhle (Red Rosa) and award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln).

Paul Buhle, a 1960s Madisonian and publisher here of the SDS magazine RADICAL AMERICA, has written and edited several histories of the Madison Left including HISTORY AND THE NEW LEFT, a biography of William Appleman Williams and IT STARTED IN WISCONSIN, a documentary of the Uprising, co-edited with Mari Jo Buhle.

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A Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-7888

WI – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis signs at A Room of One’s Own on Monday, March 31st at 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

A Room of One’s Own is SO excited to welcome Stephan Pastis, creator of the popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip and Timmy Failure, a hilarious book for kids, to our store! Stephan will be giving a sidesplitting slideshow for his latest Pearls Before Swine collection, Pearls Falls Fast, for a reading and book signing.

Stephan Falls Around America tour graphic, showing a cartoon drunken Stephan superimposed on a map of America

Please keep your hooves, paws, and snouts inside the ride at all times— the Pearls Before Swine gang is back! Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury continues the saga of lovable Pig, cynical Rat, and the whole crew with two years’ worth of the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic strip Pearls Before Swine. This treasury includes strips from the collections Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Rat’s Wars, along with new commentary from cartoonist Stephan Pastis himself, showcasing even more of his cynical wit and humor than the papers can handle.

Join the Pearls family as they face:

• Stephan going on trial for offensive content

• The crocodiles’ awkward foray into the world of politics

• Zebra’s hilariously futile attempts to bond with his long-lost son, “Plaid”

• Even more of Stephan’s shameless Sunday puns • And many more misadventures!

Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning with Pearls Before Swine, which now appears in over 750 newspapers worldwide. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

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A Room of One’s Own
315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
(608)257-7888