NYC – Sisters Signing

sisters_cvrCartoonist Raina Telgemeier appears at Book Court on Sunday September 7, 2014 at 4:00 PM to sign her new book SISTERS!

About Sisters:

The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile.

Raina can’t wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she’s also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn’t seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

Author Bio:

Raina Telgemeier is the creator of Smile, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. She is also the creator of Drama, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller and received a Stonewall Book Award Honor. Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels. She lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband, Dave Roman.

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NYC – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Gene Luen Yang signs at Book Court on Monday September 23rd at 7:00 pm!

About Boxers & Saints:

One of the greatest comics storytellers alive brings all his formidable talents to bear in this astonishing new work.

In two volumes, Boxers & Saints tells two parallel stories. The first is of Little Bao, a Chinese peasant boy whose village is abused and plundered by Westerners claiming the role of missionaries. Little Bao, inspired by visions of the Chinese gods, joins a violent uprising against the Western interlopers. Against all odds, their grass-roots rebellion is successful.

But in the second volume, Yang lays out the opposite side of the conflict. A girl whose village has no place for her is taken in by Christian missionaries and finds, for the first time, a home with them. As the Boxer Rebellion gains momentum, Vibiana must decide whether to abandon her Christian friends or to commit herself fully to Christianity.

Boxers & Saints is one of the most ambitious graphic novels First Second has ever published. It offers a penetrating insight into not only one of the most controversial episodes of modern Chinese history, but into the very core of our human nature. Gene Luen Yang is rightly called a master of the comics form, and this book will cement that reputation.

This boxed set includes the trade paperback Boxers as well as the trade paperback Saints, packaged together in one slipcase.

Author Bio:

Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. He was an established figure in the indie comics scene when he published his first book with First Second, American Born Chinese, which is now in print in over ten languages. ABC’s instant critical and commercial success, along with its status as a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Prize, catapulted Yang into stardom as a brilliant writer for teens and young adults. Boxers & Saints is his most recent graphic novel.

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NYC – The Shining Girls Signing

The Shining GirlsAuthor Lauren Beukes signs at Book Court on Thursday June 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm! RSVP on F acebook!

About The Shining Girls

The Time Traveler’s Wife meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in this story of a time-traveling serial killer who is impossible to trace–until one of his victims survives.

In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back.

Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.

THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the classic serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing girl in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

Lauren Beukes is the author of the acclaimed novels Moxyland and Zoo City. She is a recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, finished runner-up to Lev Grossman for the John W Campbell Award, was shortlisted for a plethora of other awards and received rave reviews from around the world including The New York Times and The Guardian. She has also written the comic series Fairest for Vertigo. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and her daughter. Visit her online at laurenbeukes.com

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – The Year of the Beasts Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci signs at Book Court on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 7:00PM!

Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone’s love and friendship to the test. Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.

Author Bio:
Cecil Castellucci is the two-time MacDowell Colony fellow and award winning author of five books for young adults including Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and Beige (Candlewick, 2007). This year she also accepted a position as YA and children’s books editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, a newly launched online magazine. Cecil Castellucci’s books have been on the American Library Association’s (ALA’s) BBYA, Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists, as well as the NYPL Books for the Teen Age and the Amelia Bloomer list. Born in New York City, Cecil lives in Los Angeles and plays in an indie rock band under the aliases Nerdy Girl and Cecil Seaskull.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – The Raven Signing

Join author/poet Lou Reed at BookCourt in Brooklyn on Monday, December 12th at 7PM for a signing and discussion of The Raven, his collaboration with legendary Italian illustrator and cartoonist Lorenzo Mattotti, based on the work of Edgar Allen Poe.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – Live Comix Block

Jennifer Hayden, Leslie Stein, George O’Connor and Dean Haspiel appear at Book Court on Wednesday Nov. 16 at 7pm!

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163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – Best American Comics 2011 Signing

Jillian Tamaki, Danica Novgorodoff, and Dash Shaw sign at Book Court on Tuesday October 25, 2011 on 7pm!

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NYC – Occupants Signing

Henry Rollins signs at Book Court on Thursday October 13, 2011 at 7pm.

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163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – Bored to Death Screening

Jonathan Ames hosts a special screening of the new season premiere of HBO’s Bored to Death at Book Court on Monday October 10, 2011 at 7pm!

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – Live Comix Block

 

Cartoonists/authors, Michael Kupperman and Ben Katchor, will be reading/signing their respective graphic novels, MARK TWAIN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1910 – 2010, and THE CARDBOARD VALISE, during a Live Comix Block, MC’d by Jeff Newelt, at Book Court on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 from 7:30-9:30PM.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201