DC – Turning Japanese Signing

00000000_MariNaomi-TurningJapaneseBig Planet Comics is proud to welcome artist MariNaomi on Saturday May 21st at 2:00 PM for a signing and reading from her new book, Turning Japanese!

Turning Japanese is an illustrated memoir about MariNaomi’s experiences working in illegal hostess bars in San Jose and Tokyo while attempting to connect with a culture that had eluded her since childhood.

About Turning Japanese:
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and her self-published Estrus Comics. Her work has appeared in over sixty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed, Bitch Media, and more. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

MD – Another Castle/Doorman Signing

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome local artists Kendall Goode and Paulina Ganucheau for their two new comic series, The Doorman from Heavy Metal, and Another Castle from Oni Press on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

In The Doorman, Henry Clay Waters is The Doorman of Earth and hasn’t had an interstellar visitor in decades until… his last day on the job when an extraterrestrial assassin darkens his doorstep. Saved by the neurotic alien Detective Flower, the two must team up to solve the galaxy’s biggest mystery or get killed trying!

In Another Castle, Princess Misty of Beldora longs for a more exciting life, but gets more than she bargained for when she is captured by Lord Badlug, the ruler of the neighboring kingdom of Grimoire. He intends to marry her and conquer Beldora, leading the land into ruin and chaos. Together with the long-suffering citizens of Grimoire and a certain bumbling prince, Misty must fight to protect her kingdom and free both realms from Badlug’s tyrannical rule.

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

MD/DC – No Mercy Signings

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Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil, for two signings for their new Image Comics series, No Mercy! They will sign at the Bethesda store from noon – 2:00 PM and at the DC store from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-6856

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1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

VA/MD – Zodiac Starforce Signings

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome our hometown heroes, Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau, for two signings for their new Dark Horse Comics series, Zodiac Starforce! They will appear at the Vienna store on Saturday August  29th from 1:00-4:00 PM and at the College Park store from 4:00-6:00 PM!

We will have an EXCLUSIVE Big Planet Comics variant of issue #1 for sale, as well as a limited edition print of the cover!
Zodiac Starforce is an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures… as long as they can get out of class!

These high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters! But when an evil force infects leader Emma, she must work with her team to save herself—and the world—from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!
You can see a preview of Zodiac Starforce for free at Dark Horse’s website

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

 

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7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

MD – Ares: Bringer of War Signing

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George O’Connor appears at Big Planet Comics on Wednesday, February 4th from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm to sign ARES: BRINGER OF WAR!

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7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

VA – Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla Signing

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Writer John Reilly appears at Big Planet Comics on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to sign his new Action Lab series Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla!

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

MD – Shutter Signing

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Writer Joe Keatinge and artist Leila del Duca appear at Big Planet Comics on Sunday, December 14th from noon till 2:00 pm to sign SHUTTER from Image Comics!

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

MD – SPX Kick-Off Party

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome 4 amazing artists to kickoff their brand new comics: MariNaomi, Yumi Sakugawa, James Kochalka, and Box Brown on Friday, September 12th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm!

Come for readings from their new works debuting at the Small Press Expo

MariNaomi’s new graphic novel: Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories

Yumi Sakugawa’s new graphic novel: Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

James Kochalka’s new graphic novel: FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being

Box Brown’s new anthology volume: Number 2

They will also be signing and perhaps creating some art for the audience? Snacks and drinks will be served.

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

VA/DC – Steven Universe Signing

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Coleman Engle and Jeremy Sorese appear at Big Planet Comics on Saturday August 23rd to celebrate their new series, Steven Universe! They will sign at the Vienna, VA store from noon till 2:00 PM and at the Washington, DC from 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM!

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

DC – Double Signing Event

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Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome a titanic double header, Box Brown and Pat Aulisio, for one afternoon only Saturday, May 31st from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm! 

Box will be presenting his astounding new graphic novel, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, a biography of the famous wrestler and movie star. We have read a preview copy and it was amazing! Full of great anecdotes, drama, pathos, The Princess Bride, and lots of wrestling!

Pat does a ton of comics, including the ongoing saga of David Bowman after he enters the monolith in 2001! Trippy space adventures. He is also publisher of the amazing Yeah Dude Comics line, so hopefully he’ll bring some of the quality risograph comics he is publishing too!

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

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