First Second Booth Schedule at TCAF 2018

First Second Books exhibits at the Toronto Comic Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend at table #200. The signing schedule is pictured above.

TX – FCBD 2018: Comics Friends Forever Signing

 

Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at Keith’s Comics on Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 PM for a signing and Q&A.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

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Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

TX – Comics Friends Forever Signing

Bedrock City Comics Co. is happy to host an in-conversation event with creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson for their joint tour for BE PREPARED and ALL SUMMER LONG at Hamilton Middle School in the Heights on Friday, May 4th at 6 PM.

This event is FREE and open to all of our awesome Bedrock City Citizens and their families. Plus, don’t forget about their FREE comic book, COMIC FRIENDS FOREVER.

Bonus: Houston’s own Eisner Award winning creator, Terry Moore will be the moderator for this event.

Bedrock City Comics will be donating 20% of all book sales at this event to Hamilton’s Library.

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Hamilton Middle School
139 East 20th Street, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-4725

MO – All Summer Long/Be Prepared Signing

Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at The Novel Neighbor on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM to speak in conversation about their upcoming summer-themed books.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

Books for signing will be available for purchase at event.

*Due to time constraints, only books purchased through The Novel Neighbor, either at event or by pre-order, are eligible for signing line.

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The Novel Neighbor
7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 738-9384

OR – Be Prepared Signing

Author and illustrator Vera Brosgol appears at Green Bean Books on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM for a special after-hours release party for her new graphic novel, Be Prepared.

All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. At Russian summer camp, Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

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Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

First Second & MacKids Schedule for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

First Second and MacKids will be exhibiting at booth 1602 during Emerald City Comic Con on March 1-4, 2018, with featured guests Vera Brosgol (BE PREPARED), Jen Wang (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER), and Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL).

The full list of :01/MacKids authors at the show includes: Nidhi Chanani, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, Tricia Levenseller, Nilah Magruder, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, MK Reed, Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson, Ngozi Ukazu

Thursday, March 1

  • 2:00 PM Swoon Reads Giveaway Hour
  • 3:00 PM Taran Matharu’s The Outcast Galley Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Hope Larson’s All Summer Long Galley Giveaway
  • 5:00 PM Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Enamel Pin Giveaway
  • 6:00 PM Marissa Meyer’s Wires & Nerve Print and Renegades Sampler Giveaway

Friday, March 2

  • 11:00 AM Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll, Speak: The Graphic Novel Signing
  • 12:00 PM Educator Giveaway Hour
  • 1:00 PM Caleb Roehrig’s White Rabbit Galley Giveaway
  • 2:00 PM Sophie Cameron’s Out of the Blue Galley Giveaway
  • 3:00 PM Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam Sampler Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Vera Brosgol, Be Prepared Giveaway and Signing
  • 5:30 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Saturday, March 3

  • 11:00 AM Tricia Levenseller, The Daughter of the Pirate King Signing
  • 12:00 PM Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please! Galley Giveaway and Signing
  • 2:00 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing
  • 3:00 PM Mary Pearson’s Dance of Thieves Galley Giveaway
  • 4:30 PM Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina Signing
  • 5:30 PM Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, The Silence of Our Friends Signing
  • 6:30 PM Reading Without Walls Giveaway

Sunday, March 4

  • 11:00 AM Dan Santat’s After the Fall Tote Bag Giveaway
  • 12:30 PM Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson’s The City on the Other Side Signing and Giveaway
  • 1:30 PM Nilah Magruder, How to Find a Fox Signing
  • 2:30 PM Michael Dante DiMartino’s Rebel Genius Notebook Giveaway
  • 3:30 PM Benjamin Harper and Sarah Hines Stephens’s Bug Girl Giveaway