VA/MD – Zita the Spacegirl Signing

Ben Hatke, creator of the all-ages bestseller science fiction adventure Zita the Spacegirl, appears on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Big Planet Comics’ stores in both Vienna (11:00AM-1:00PM) and College Park (3:00PM-5:00PM) for his new sequel Legends of Zita the Spacegirl!

Zita is determined to find her way home to earth, following the events of the first book. But things are never simple, and certainly never easy, in space. Zita’s exploits from her first adventure have made her an intergalactic megastar! But she’s about to find out that fame doesn’t come without a price. And who can you trust when your true self is being eclipsed by your public persona, and you’ve got a robot doppelganger wreaking havoc… while wearing your face? Still, if anyone can find their way through this intractible mess of mistaken identity and alien invaders, it’s the indomitable Zita, in Legends of Zita the Spacegirl.

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

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

DC – District Comics Signing

Press Release:

The gang behind the smash hit anthology Trickster is back with another great anthology all about the history of Washington, D.C.! Many of the writers and artists of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington D.C. will be appearing at both our Washington DC store on Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

The Washington City Paper is running a preview of the book along with two stories in their September 6 issue. Pick one up for free or read the article on their webpage!

(We will update our list of artists as we confirm more of them.)

District Comics creators appearing include:

Jeffrey-Troy Allen
Michael Brace
Andrew Cohen
Michael Cowgill
Matt Dembicki
Dale Rawlings
Kevin Rawlings
Mike Rhode
Jason Rodriguez
Jacob Warrenfeltz

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

VA/MD – Drama Signings

Raina Telgemeier signs at both Big Planet Comics locations on Saturday September 22, 2012. She’ll be at the Vienna store from 11:00am – 1:00pm and in College Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

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

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

VA/MD – Fangbone Signing

Michael Rex, creator of Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian, appears at Big Planet Comics in both Vienna (11am – 1pm) and College Park (3pm – 5pm) stores on Saturday, August 18, for his new all-ages book Fangbone! 3: The Birthday Party of Dread! Michael Rex is a New York Times best-selling illustrator for his many excellent kids books, including Firefighter, Furious George Goes Bananas, Jack the Builder, and of course the first two excellent Fangbone books, Fangbone! 1: Third Grade Barbarian and Fangbone! 2: The Egg of Misery!

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

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

MD/VA – Xoc Signings

Matt Dembicki, creator of The Brewmaster’s Castle and editor of Trickster,  appears on Saturday, July 28 at Big Planet Comics’ College Park (11am-1pm) and Vienna (3pm-5pm) stores for his new book Xoc.

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

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

MD – Bill the Boy Wonder Signing

Marc Nobleman signs at Big Planet Comics on Wednesday July 4, 2012 from 11 am-1 pm.

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

MD – Hugo Tate Signing

Nick Abadzis signs at Big Planet Comics on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 3-5pm.

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

MD – The Graphic Canon Signing

Russ Kick, editor of the anthology The Graphic Canon, appears at Big Planet’s Bethesda store for a signing on Saturday, June 2. Publisher’s Weekly called The Graphic Canon “the graphic publishing literary event of the year”. It is a collection of classic literature interpreted as comics by such greats as R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Molly Crabapple, and lots more, over 130 in total!

This first volume (of an eventual 3) is subtitled From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons, covering literature through the 1700s. The Odyssey, Beowulf, Lysistrata, The Book of the Dead, The Canterbury Tales, London Journal, and more.

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

MD – Fanboys vs. Zombies Signing

Artist Jerry Gaylord signs at Big Planet Comics on Saturday May 26, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

Press Release:

Jerry Gaylord, artist on the new Boom comic Fanboys vs. Zombies (written by Sam Humphries), will be appearing at our College Park store from 1 pm to 3 pm to sign copies of the first two issues. In Fanboys vs. Zombies, a group of former friends at San Diego Comic Con run into each other again just as a zombie outbreak occurs! Can they put aside their differences to use their fan knowledge to survive?

Jerry is a local Maryland comic artist, so be sure to come out and meet him!

Big Planet Comics – College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

VA/MD – Free Comic Book Day 2012

  

Jeremy Whitley and Jorge Aguirre sign at Big Planet Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook! 11am – 1pm

Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180

 

RSVP on Facebook! 3pm – 5pm

Big Planet Comics – College Park
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

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