Comedian Judah Friedlander (30 Rock, Wet Hot American Summer, American Splendor) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, If the Raindrops United from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order the book online at andersonsbookshop.com.
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Judah Friedlander appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!
A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s been drawing since he was a child. This collection of artwork and cartoons showcases the visual side of Friedlander’s wit and humor as he takes subjects both serious and silly to new heights of absurdity.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Judah Friedlander appears at the Skylight Books on Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!
You know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock as well as his roles in acclaimed films like Wet Hot American Summer, American Splendor, and The Wrestler. But long before he became a stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander drew stuff. If The Raindrops United is a collection of hilarious and surprisingly profound drawings and comics that shows a new side of Friedlander’s “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy and marks a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.
Hailed by Tina Fey as “one of the all-time great weirdos,” Judah’s drawings and cartoons push boundaries, exploring absurdities from American life and sex to history and human rights. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, or the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s riotous drawings in If the Raindrops United are laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, and conversation-starting.
Judah Friedlander was a series regular on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show 30 Rock for seven seasons (SAG Award for Best Ensemble). He won international acclaim for his portrayal of Toby Radloff in the award-winning movie American Splendor. He is the author of the bestselling instructional karate book How To Beat Up Anybody, featuring his photography and artwork. Friedlander is featured in Netflix’s just-released Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and his upcoming projects include a new comedy album and a stand-up documentary concert film. He will be a series regular on FOX’s 2016 primetime animated series Bordertown from executive producer Seth MacFarlane. You can follow Judah Friedlander on twitter at @JudahWorldChamp.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Harvard Book Store welcomes series regular on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock and stand-up comic JUDAH FRIEDLANDER for a presentation of his book If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons.
Most Americans know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from appearances in films like American Splendor and The Wrestler. But long before he became a film and TV star and stand-up comic Friedlander drew stuff.
Now, in this quirky, hilarious, and surprisingly profound collection of drawings, Friedlander shows a new side to his “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, and the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s “Joodles” push boundaries as they explore the absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. If the Raindrops United is a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
About If Raindrops United:
You know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from critically acclaimed roles in films like American Splendor, The Wrestler, and even Sharknado 2. But long before he became a celebrity and stand-up comic, Friedlander drew stuff. If the Raindrops United is a collection of hilarious and surprisingly profound drawings that show a new side to comedian Judah Friedlander’s critically praised comedy and marks a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.
Judah Friedlander has been hailed by Tina Fey as “one of the all-time great weirdos.” His drawings and cartoons push boundaries, exploring absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, or the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s riotous drawings in If the Raindrops United are simultaneously laugh-out-loud funny, thought-provoking, and conversation-starting.
About the Author and Moderator:
Judah Friedlander was a series regular on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show 30 Rock for seven seasons (SAG Award for Best Ensemble). He won international acclaim for his portrayal of Toby Radloff in the award-winning movie American Splendor. He is the author of the bestselling instructional karate book How To Beat Up Anybody, featuring his photography and artwork. Friedlander is featured in Netflix’s just-released Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and his upcoming projects include a new comedy album and a stand-up documentary concert film. He will be a series regular on FOX’s 2016 primetime animated series Bordertown from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.
The PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Josh Neufeld and Hang Dai Studios appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, May 28th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!
Our great friends over at Hang Dai Studios will be joining us for a fantastic signing event with Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds).
Along with celebrating Dean Haspiel’s art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day. Seth Kushner (SCHMUCK, Leaping Tall Buildings), a great comic writer, photographer and artist, and friend of Dean and us at JHU, has been diagnosed with Leukemia. As he awaits a marrow donor, we thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.
Delete Blood Cancer is going to be here, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if we don’t find a match for Seth at our event, there are millions of others that could use your help and you as their match!
Come out, get some comics, meet some great people and help out in the name of one of our great, talented friends!
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You are eligible to register if you are:
between the ages of 18 and 55
in general good health
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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Paul Pope, Jason Aaron, Dean Haspiel, Frank J. Barbiere, Joe Harris, David Rodriguez, and Mike DeVito appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!
Third Eye Faithful — come and join us for the 6th incredible year of THIRD EYE COMICS on Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Oh, and did we mention: IT’S ALSO FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
FREE COMIC BOOKS ALL DAY LONG!
Featuring Special Guests…
(Signings taking place from 9AM-4PM, unless otherwise noted)
PAUL POPE (Battling Boy, Batman Year 100, Escapo, Heavy Liquid)
JASON AARON (Scalped, Wolverine & the X-Men, Thor God of Thunder, Southern Bastards, Original Sin)
FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts, White Suits, Solar)
DEAN HASPIEL (American Splendor, The Quitter, The Alcoholic, The Fox)
JOE HARRIS (X-Files Season 10, Great Pacific, Ghost Projekt)
David Rodriguez (Finding Gossamyr)
Mike DeVito (Stuff of Legend)
AWESOME ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING
Get your picture taken with Doctor Who & the TARDIS Photo Booth!
Get your picture taken with the Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (9AM-1PM)
Bring the Kids & visit our Kids Comics Tent for face-painting, costumed heroes, and staff designated to help guide you towards great all ages reads for your young readers!
SPECIAL 1 DAY ONLY ANNIVERSARY SALE
20% OFF ALL Graphic Novels (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)
20% OFF ALL Statues & Toys (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)
20% OFF ALL Games (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)
50% OFF SELECT Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers
50% OFF SELECT Toys & Statues
$1.00 Back Issue Bins or Fill A Short Box for $50.00
Line Up Early & Score Swag!
FIRST 25 IN LINE GET A FCBD PRIZE BAG LOADED WITH SWEET SWAG!
FIRST 50 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE SUMMER 2014 T-SHIRT!
FIRST 100 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE X WALKING DEAD FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMMEMORATIVE PATCH!
FIRST 200 IN LINE GET A THIRD EYE X FCBD BUTTON!
CAMPING OUT? WIN DOOR PRIZES, TOYS & MORE!
COME IN COSPLAY & BE ENTERED TO WIN A $200 GIFT CARD!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Steven Rattazzi, Michael Sinterniklass, Dana Snyder and James Urbaniak appear on Sunday January 26, 2014 at 1pm at Cobb’s Comedy Club! This event is part of SF Sketchfest.
Want action? Adventure? Comedy? Then look no further than “The Venture Bros.”! A staple of Adult Swim’s animated late-night shows, “The Venture Bros.” follows the unpredictable adventures of twin thrillseekers Hank and Dean Venture. Join Steven Rattazzi (Dr. Orpheus), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture Bros.
Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen and his special guests James Urbaniak (“The Venture Bros.”), Phil LaMarr (“Futurama”), and IGN’s Gregg Miller as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! The event is resented as part of SF Sketchfest on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 4:00pm at The Eureka Theatre.
215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Artist JT Waldman appears at the Lee Road branch of Heights Libraries on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff,” said author and comics pioneer Harvey Pekar.
Heights Libraries and the Friends of the Heights Libraries will be honoring Pekar, the ordinary and complex son of Cleveland, with a Literary Landmark plaque and statue dedication ceremony on Sunday, October 14, at 2 p.m. at the Lee Road branch of Heights Libraries. The event, “Harvey Pekar: A Literary, Library Life,” will include a presentation by JT Waldman, the artist who collaborated with Pekar on his posthumously published graphic novel, Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me.
The Literary Landmark plaque was funded by the Friends and presented to Heights Libraries by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, to honor and recognize Pekar’s special relationship with the library system. “That library was Harvey’s first love and second home,” says Joyce Brabner, Pekar’s widow. The statue is being created by local sculptor Justin Coulter with funds raised by Brabner last year through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $38,000.
Pekar’s relationship with the library is a big part of Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me. The book’s illustrator, JT Waldman, met Pekar in 2005 and gave him a copy of his first graphic novel, Megillat Esther, a retelling of the biblical story of Esther. Pekar liked the book so much he invited Waldman to illustrate Not the Israel. The collaboration began in 2008 and included trips to the Lee Road branch of Heights Libraries, which is featured in the book.
Waldman continued working on the book after Pekar’s death in 2010. “Finishing the book without Harvey over the last two years was heavy,” says Waldman. “I missed my collaborator and friend, and I was drawing him every day, so it was a particularly bizarre process of mourning and creativity.”
Waldman continues, “Although Harvey cultivated a curmudgeon character on screen and in print, the man himself was quite kind and surprisingly encouraging. Harvey expressed complete faith in my creative vision and was always telling me to ‘do my thing.’ ”
Waldman’s talk at the Lee Road branch of Heights Library will focus on his collaboration with Pekar and the role the library played in their research for the book.
“My Pekar years were full of crazy amounts of joy and sadness, and taught me a lot about the type of person and artist that I am. I was lucky to be in the graces of a comics legend and be given the opportunity to be myself and represent another person through comics. I trust that Harvey would be proud of the way the book turned out,” says Waldman.
The event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be for sale and light refreshments will be served. The Lee Road branch is located at 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. For more information call 216.932.3600 or visit www.heightslibrary.org. For more information on JT Waldman, visit www.jtwaldman.com.