First Second Books Releases SDCC 2016 Schedule

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First Second Books has released a schedule of all the :01 programming at booth #1323, so you don’t have to miss a thing. Come by and say hello!

Thursday, July 21st

  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mark Siegel and Ben Hatke, in Room 4
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: We Need Diverse Comics featuring Ben Hatke in Room 9
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Panel: Make Your Own Story featuring John Patrick Green in Room 24ABC
  • 5:00 PM: John Patrick Green Signing at AA09

Friday, July 22nd

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Spotlight on Ben Hatke in Room 4
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00PM: Panel: Censorship and Kids Comics featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Library
  • 12:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
  • 12:45 PM: EW Con-X featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Kids Comics 2026 – What Publishers Project for the Future featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Panel: How Comics are Created featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Shiley Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals
  • 3:30 PM: EW Con-X featuring Ben Hatke, at the Embercadero Marina Park North
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing Diversity featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
  • 5:00 PM: In-Booth Signing, MK Reed, Americus, Dinosaurs
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing: State of the Industry featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library

Saturday, July 23rd

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels featuring Ben Hatke in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Dig Deep featuring MK Reed and Gene Luen Yang in Room 28DE
  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth giveaway, Tetris, by Box Brown
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: Reading Without Walls featuring Gene Luen Yang in conversation with Hank Green in Room 29AB
  • 12:00 PM: In-Booth signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: The Kids Comics Revolution featuring Gene Luen Yang and John Patrick Green
  • 2:30 PM: In-Booth signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals

Sunday, July 24th

  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in Room 25ABC
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Leigh Bardugo and Gene Luen Yang In-Conversation in Room 29AB
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: Racebending featuring Gene Luen Yang in Room 29AB

MI – A2CAF Signings

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Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)

1:00-2:00 Cece Bell (El Deafo, Sock Monkey) & Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot)

2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)

3:00-4:00 Ben Hatke (Nobody Likes a Goblin, Zita the Spacegirl) & Zack Giallongo (Star Wars: Ewoks, Broxo)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale

4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

VA – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Fountain Bookstore on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Ben Hatke is the author of the beloved Zita the Spacegirl, its sequel, the New York Times-bestselling Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and the upcoming Return of Zita the Spacegirl. He has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. Julia’s House for Lost Creatures is his first picture book.

RSVP on Facebook!

Fountain Bookstore, Inc.
1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-1594

MD – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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Press Release:

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!

Please go to the website for full details: a2caf.com

 

DC/MD – Little Robot Signings

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Politics & Prose at 10:30 AM and at the Takoma Park Library at 7:30 PM to sign his latest book LITTLE ROBOT.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

NC – Little Robot Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Malaprop’s Bookstore on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign his latest book LITTLE ROBOT.

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-6734

 

 

CA – Little Robot Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Copperfield’s Books on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM to sign his latest book LITTLE ROBOT.

Copperfields Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952

WA – Kids <3 Comics

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Press Release:

Join Danger Room Comics and the Olympia Timberland Library at this special afternoon event celebrating comics for kids! Kids, teens, and families will have the opportunity to meet cartoonists Ben Hatke (creator of Zita the Spacegirl, Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, and the brand new comic Little Robot) and Victoria Jamieson (creator of Roller Girl), hear them talk about their creative process, and get books signed. Frank Hussey of Danger Room Comics will present comics in Reader’s Theater format with audience participation. Kids: feel free to come dressed up as Zita the Spacegirl, Roller Girl, or your favorite comic book character! Books will be on sale courtesy Danger Room Comics. This is a special Sunday event — the library will only be open for this program, and no other library services will be available.

Schedule of events:

1:00-1:45 PM — Comic Book Reader’s Theatre
1:45-3:15 PM — Ben Hatke and Victoria Jamieson present
3:15-4:00 PM — Book signing and meet-and-greet

RSVP on Facebook!

Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-0595

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