Writer Steve Niles appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm!
For one night, Austin Books & Comics becomes S-Mart when we host writer Steve Niles for the debut of Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from Dynamite!
As fans of both the Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror and the blood-curdling comic book tales of Mr. Niles, we’ve been excited about this new series since before it was announced. And now it’s finally here, and we’re going to have a party worthy of the King on October 30th from 4 to 7pm. Here’s what we have going!
• Meet Steve Niles and get Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 signed!
• Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness playing in the Back Issue Room!
• Spooky snacks and tunes!
• Prize for the best Army of Darkness costume!
• Enjoy the artwork from the Bernie Wrightson and Steve Niles present “Something Spooky” at Guzu Gallery art show!
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• Prize awarded to the winner of a special MidEvil competition!
• Play MidEvil with/against Steve Niles!
So strap on your chainsaw, memorize those three important words, and get some sugar, baby.
Noted academic scholar Jess Nevins appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, October 25th from noon to 4pm for the release of his latest book, the Fables Encyclopedia!
This book will be an essential for all of you Fables fans, because Nevins details the historical information of every character that’s appeared in the hit Vertigo series. If you’ve read his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen companions, you know how in-depth his studies take him. Plus, there’s art from cover artists James Jean, Joao Ruas and series regulars Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha fun facts and anecdotes from series writer Bill Willingham and a cover by Adam Hughes.
Writer Tony Salvaggio signs at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, July 13th from noon till 4pm!
Austin Books & Comics celebrates the release of the new Humanoids hardcover graphic novel Clockwerx by inviting all steampunks, cogglers, and chrononauts to Austin Books on Saturday, July 13th from Noon to 4pm. Get your gear on!
Writer Tony Salvaggio will be here signing Clockwerx and helping us select our favorite steampunk costume to win a free copy of the book! That’s right, there will be a costume contest, so polish your brass goggles!
Artist Matt Frank appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, June 26th from 4 to 7pm for the release of his new comic, Godzilla: Rulers of the Earth #1! He’s been eating, living, and breathing kaiju all his life, so stop by and ask him anything about any giant monster ever! He probably knows the answer.
We’re thrilled to welcome back our friend (and recent Austinite) for an evening of gangsters, gore, and guffaws with an appropriate crime noir musical playlist during the signing and The Godfather playing in our Back Issue Room to set the mood.
Steve Niles, Matthew Sturges, and Yehudi Mercado sign at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
We’re getting ready for our biggest, craziest day of the year – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! You don’t want to miss it!
Those of you that have joined us in previous years for the comic book world’s own holiday know what to expect, but for the newbies, here’s the day in a nutshell.
You’ll wait in line (not that long, we have a pretty good system) at the giant tent we have set up in front of the store and choose 10 from all the FCBD selections available for yourself. There’s a large selection available this year (over 50!) – but even that isn’t enough for us. Austin Books always adds additional title to choose from!
We recommend you bring some water if it’s a hot day. We have industrial fans blowing, but its important to stay hydrated!
Then stop inside and meet our special guests for the day: writers Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, upcoming Chin Music) and Matthew Sturges (House of Mystery, FCBD new release Damsels.) They’ll be signing their books and comics and answering questions at times to be announced soon!
Our friend Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Buffalo Speedway) will also be joining us to sign new FCBD release Mouse Guard/ Rust Flipbook, featuring Pantalones, Tx activity pages he created for the special issue!
For the third year in a row, the CCP Comics will be sketching for free for those waiting in line. They have an exciting tie-in to announce soon, so keep an eye out here for updates!
Be sure to bring your camera, because Sidekick Girl and Wonder Woman will be patrolling the line!
It’s going to be our biggest Free Comic Book Day ever!
If you’re interested in volunteering to be a part of the Austin Books FCBD team this year, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “FCBD volunteer” in the subject line! It’s a non-paid gig, but we’ll load you up with FCBD comics!
Bryan Lee O’Malley’s first-ever Texas signing takes place at on Friday, February 15th! Time and details are still TBA. There will be a costume contest.
Also, each person is limited to one signed item. There will be no exceptions to this because of time constraints. If you’re bringing an item from home, it MUST be checked in with an Austin Books employee as you enter the store.
Artist Matt Frank signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 pm!
Friend of Austin Books Jeremy the Artist, who designed our AB-Man vs. Armadillord t-shirt, is raising money for a Kickstarter project funding an original graphic novel.
He’s going to be in-store on Saturday, Dec. 15th from 11:30am – 4pm creating monster sketches and caricatures for a small fee, which will help fund his graphic novel project.
Want to learn more about the project? Check out the link for more details about Monsters in Ties!
Horror masters Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing, Frankenstein) and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre) appear at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, December 8th signing their works, talking shop, and answering your questions!