UT – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett, creator/writer of B.E.K. (Black Eyed Kids), appears from 5:00 till 8:00 PM on Friday, January 26th at Dr Volts Comics.

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock Comics. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

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Dr Volts Comics
2043 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 485-6114

MA – HILO: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick appears in conversation with Jeff Kinney, creator of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, at An Unlikely Story on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM to present and sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

ABOUT JUDD:
JUDD WINICK lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two kids; and their cat. Judd has scripted issues of best-selling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at juddspillowfort.com or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.

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An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
(508) 699-0244

NYC – Amy the Red Panda Signing

Writer Colleen AF Venable and artist Ruth Chan appear at Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM to share their adorable sequel to MERVIN THE SLOTH, AMY THE RED PANDA IS WRITING THE BEST STORY IN THE WORLD!

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Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
458 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 369-1167

VT – Skinned Signing

Jeremy Holt appears at Vermont Book Shop on Saturday, January 20th at 3:00 PM to sign SKINNED!

Jeremy Holt is a Vermont-based writer whose most notable works include Skip To The End (not yet published), After Houdini (not yet published), and Southern Dog. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and has yet to use his degree.

Vermont Book Shop
38 Main St, Middlebury, VT 05753
(802) 388-2061

MA – Why Comics? Signing

Harvard Book Store welcomes Northeastern University professor and comics scholar Hillary Chute on Friday February 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM for a discussion of her latest book, WHY COMICS?: From Underground to Everywhere. This event is co-sponsored by the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College.

About Why Comics?
The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can’t?

In Why Comics?, comics scholar Hillary Chute reveals the history of comics, underground comics (or comix), and graphic novels, through deep thematic analysis, and fascinating portraits of the fearless men and women behind them. As Scott McCloud revealed the methods behind comics and the way they worked in his classic Understanding Comics, Chute will reveal the themes that Comics handle best, and how the form is uniquely equipped to explore them.

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-1515

MD – Vampirella #11 Variant Signing

Cosplayer Ani-Mia appears at Twilite Zone Comics on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the cosplay variant of Vampirella #11 from Dynamite Entertainment.

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Twilite Zone Comics
18 Crain Hwy N, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 766-0480

MA – Redline Signing

Artist Clayton McCormack (Dead Meat, Cafe Racer) appears at Comicazi in Davis Square on Wednesday, January 31st to celebrate the release of the REDLINE trade from Oni Press!

Comicazi
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664

FL – The Immortal Men #1 Signing

Jim Lee, superstar comic creator and co-publisher of DC Comics, appears at Coliseum of Comics’ Millenia location to help celebrate the store’s 35th anniversary with a signing on Saturday, February 3rd from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

To attend the signing you only need to purchase a New Age of DC Heroes card from any of our locations. This card will also get you the #1 issues of Damage, Silencer, Sideways, The Terrifics, New Challengers, and a Jim Lee signed copy of The Immortal Men #1. Space is limited for the signing so come by to get your card today.

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Coliseum of Comics
4672 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 363-7676

SF – MARCH: A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum, Top Shelf Productions, and IDW Publishing proudly present MARCH, an exhibition of original artwork from the acclaimed graphic novel trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.

Cartoon Art Museum patrons will discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis, as artist Nate Powell chronicles Lewis’s journey from Troy, Alabama to Washington, D.C. The MARCH graphic novel trilogy, co-written by Andrew Aydin, received the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, was the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Award, has won multiple Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards, and has been a staple of the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists.

Artist Nate Powell will discuss MARCH at the Cartoon Art Museum on Friday, February 9, 2018. Ticketing information and schedule to be announced.

About Congressman John Lewis and MARCH:

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

To share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis produced March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell.

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

About Nate Powell, forthcoming guest speaker at the Cartoon Art Museum:

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000.

His work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Year of the Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award.

His work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, two Harvey Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN. His books have been placed on school curriculum in over 40 states, and his animated illustrations in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot documentary will reach roughly one million students in 50,000 schools across the nation.

From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time providing support for adults with developmental disabilities alongside his cartooning efforts. He managed underground record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and performed in punk bands Soophie Nun Sqaud and Universe. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Powell’s next book, Come Again, will be released in summer 2018 by Top Shelf/IDW.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

OR – Is This Guy For Real Signing

Cartoonist Box Brown appears on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM for a special book release party and author talk at Floating World Comics.

About the book:
Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive – a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in. Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

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