TX – Armada Signing

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Author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One) returns to Austin Books & Comics to sign the new paperback edition of his latest novel, Armada! The writer will be joining us on Saturday, April 23rd from Noon to 3:00 PM, and he’ll be bringing along his tricked-out DeLorean, Ecto-88!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Baker Street Peculiars Signing

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Cartoonist Andy Hirsch (Royal Historian of Oz, Garfield, Regular Show) appear at Austin Books & Comics on Sunday, March 13th from noon till 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new comic Baker Street Peculiars – which follows a precocious group of kids guided by Sherlock Holmes’ Mrs. Hudson as they solve crimes together. Afterwards, learn from one of Austin Books’ very own as they guide you through a great “How to Draw” lesson!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Southern Cross Signing

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Writer/cover artist Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy, Killjoys) and artist Andy Belanger (Kill Shakespeare) appear at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, February 17th at 4:00 PM to sign the trade of SOUTHERN CROSS!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Space Riders Signing

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Fabian Rangel, Jr. and Alexis Ziritt, the creators of the hit Black Mask series Space Riders, appear at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Citizen Jack #1 Signing

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Writer Sam Humphries (Legendary Star-Lord, Uncanny X-Force) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM to sign his new comic CITIZEN JACK!

About Citizen Jack: Every presidential candidate has a skeleton in their closet—Jack Northworthy worships the devil! A scandal-plagued, small town politician, Jack should in no way be president. But he’s got a secret weapon: Marlinspike, a malevolent demon of high ambitions. Together, they’re running for president in an outrageous campaign that America will never forget! Blockbuster writer SAM HUMPHRIES (Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Black Vortex) and New York Times bestselling artist TOMMY PATTERSON (Game of Thrones) debut a brand new ONGOING SERIES with a DIABOLICAL EXTRA-SIZED FIRST ISSUE!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Secret Coders Signing

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Gene Luen Yang appears at Austin Books & Comics on Thursday, October 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in support of his new book, Secret Coders!

Join us in greeting the two-time National Book Award nominee, and the current writer of the Dark Horse continuation of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman!

About Secret Coders:
The debut volume in the new graphic novel series by Gene Luen Yang! Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – The Paybacks #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Donny Cates (Buzzkill, Ghost Fleet) returns to Austin Books & Comics with a debt-ridden spin on superheroes in the new Dark Horse Comics series The Paybacks, and he’ll be joining us for a signing when it debuts on Wednesday, September 16th! Get your copy of The Paybacks #1, and get it signed from 4:00 to 7:00 PM!

About The Paybacks:
Heroism doesn’t come cheap, so when superheroes borrow money to finance their genetic enhancements or crime-fighting supercomputers, their debts make student loans look like IOUs! Enter the Paybacks, a repo squad composed of bankrupt former heroes here to foreclose on everybody’s secret lairs! From the team that delivered the acclaimed Buzzkill!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

The Great Fables Wake

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After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.

Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”

About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”

Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST (open book) FABLES TRIVIA QUIZ

AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.

THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.

And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.

THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.

For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – Armada Signing

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Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, August 1st from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of his new book, Armada. And we hear he’s bringing his famous DeLorean, Ecto-88!

About ARMADA:

High school student Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom—if he can make it that long without getting suspended again. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it. Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can’t help thinking of all the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little too… familiar? Armada is at once a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien-invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with author Ernest Cline’s trademark pop-culture savvy.

About the Author:

ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games. You can find him on Twitter, or at ernestcline.com.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

TX – For the Title Signing

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Lance Schibi and Austin Green appear at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11:00am – 4:00pm to sign the new hardcover collection of For the Title: Championship Wish Edition.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

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