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  • IL – The Sculptor Signing

    scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears in conversation with Lynne Thomas at The Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, February 13th at 6:00 PM! Tickets available at the link.

    Press Release:

    In Understanding Comics Scott McCloud made it cool to take comics seriously. Now the man hailed by graphic icons from Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore is back with a brand new graphic novel, five years in the making! The Sculptor reworks the classic tale of an artist willing to do anything to succeed, including making a deal with Death. Lynne Thomas, author of Chicks Dig Comics, joins McCloud on the CHF stage to discuss life in and outside of comics.

    This program will have an opening act by cartoonist, filmmaker, and performer Lyra Hill. A book signing will follow the program.

    Current Charter Humanists receive Red Badge access.

    The Art Institute of Chicago – Rubloff Auditorium
    230 S. Columbus Dr. Chicago, IL 60603

    OR – Chicks Dig Comics Release Party

    Jen Van Meter, Sara Ryan, Erica McGillivray, and Rachel Edidin sign on Friday, April 20 from 6pm – 9pm

    Press Release:

    Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Chicks Dig Comics Release Party on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be local authors Jen Van Meter, Sara Ryan, Erica McGillivray and Rachel Edidin. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($14.95) during the event.

    Chicks Dig Comics, editors Lynne M. Thomas (Hugo-Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords) and Sigrid Ellis bring together essays by award-winning writers and artists who celebrate the comics medium and its creators, and who examine the characters and series that they love. Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder) describe how they entered the comics industry. Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil) reveals her superhero crush, while Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) confesses to being a comics junkie. Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) sings the praises of 1970s horror comics, and Seanan McGuire (the October Daye series) takes sides in the Jean Grey vs. Emma Frost battle.

    Other contributors include Marjorie Liu (Dark Wolverine), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Jill Pantozzi (Newsarama), Kelly Thompson (Comic Book Resources), and SF/F authors Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Sarah Monette, and Elizabeth Bear. Also featured: an introduction by Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and exclusive interviews with Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Greg Rucka (Queen & Country), and Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise).

    Bridge City Comics
    3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227