SF – Rolling Blackouts Signing

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Sarah Glidden presents Rolling Blackouts at The Booksmith on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

Cartoonist Sarah Glidden follows up her acclaimed debut with Rolling Blackouts, a travel memoir of her two-month long journey through Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Glidden accompanies two reporters and a former Marine as they research the impact of the Iraq War on the region’s refugees. Everyone has a story to tell: Glidden interviews bloggers, UN officials, taxi drivers, US deportees, and American soldiers with a sympathetic and searching eye. Her trademark muted watercolors and self-effacing humor cement Glidden’s place as one of the comics world’s most original nonfiction voices.

Sarah Glidden’s debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less landed on several best of the year lists, including Entertainment Weekly; earned a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens distinction; and won an Ignatz Award. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

NYC – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Celebrate the launch of the upcoming graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play, by New York Times bestselling author Box Brown at Resobox on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM!

Widely recognized as one of the most popular video games ever made, Tetris has been played by a countless number of individuals. Yet far less are fully aware of its complex and fascinating backstory, the events that took place plus the people behind them, which would ultimately provide for everyone “the perfect video game.”

Tetris: The Games People Play, published by First Second Books, which previously released Box Brown’s critically acclaimed André the Giant: Life and Legend, will make its official debut at the New York Comic Con (October 6-9). Though RESOBOX is proud to present for those who cannot attend NYCC an opportunity to pick up a copy, courtesy of The Astoria Bookshop.

Box will also be our special guest, to discuss his new book, answer questions, and even sign copies. As for those who are attending NYCC, we are equally excited to provide a chance to unwind after a long day at the big show; RESOBOX will have a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Though what’s a party for a book on video games without video games themselves?

We will have Tetris of course, several different varieties, courtesy of Attract Mode. One will find the games people played back in the day, circa the golden age of the 8/16-bit home console era, presented in a manner that should hit close to home for those raised in Japan. And for if your childhood did not include the Famicom or Super Famicom, we’ll nevertheless take you back in time also.

ABOUT BOX BROWN:
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning American cartoonist whose first work was the online comic Bellen!. He was the winner of a 2011 Xeric Grant for the comic Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing. In 2011, Brown started a Kickstarter fundraiser to create a new publisher called Retrofit Comics, with the goal of publishing 16 alternative comic books over 16 months. Since completing this goal, Retrofit Comics has continued to publish new comic books every month or two.

Brown created a full-length graphic novel about the professional wrestler André the Giant called André the Giant: Life and Legend, for First Second Books, published in May 2014. It debuted as ninth bestseller on the New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Graphic Books and remained on the list for three weeks.

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RESOBOX
41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 784-3680

NM – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Bookworks and Albuquerque Academy co-host Gene Luen Yang on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM!

Gene Luen Yang is the Children’s Book Council’s & Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Yang began making comics and graphic novels over fifteen years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize.

His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently, he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.

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Simms Auditorium
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

NYC – Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Signing

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Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!

ABOUT ‘TEK’:
From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, New York 10023
(212) 875-5350

WI – Mighty Jack Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Cudahy Family Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Ben Hatke, returns to middle-grade fantasy-adventure with the first of two graphic novels retelling Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume, a dragon.

About the Author: Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of The New York Times-bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novel Little Robot.

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 769-2244

ME – Shellback Artworks Signing

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Peter Laird, Steve Lavigne, and Ben Bishop appear at Shellback Artworks for a signing on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Times TBD check with the store for details.

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Shellback Artworks
1509 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090
(207) 251-4340

CA – Champions #1 Signing

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Mark Waid (Archie, Black Widow, Daredevil, Kingdom Come, The Flash, etc.) appears at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 16th from noon till 2:00 PM for the debut of his newest Marvel comic series Champions #1! Golden Apple will have an exclusive variant edition of Champions #1 by artist David Mack available at the event for $10 with a limited edition C.O.A! Regular edition and multiple variants will also be on sale at the event. FREE AUTOGRAPHS ON ALL ITEMS.

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

SF – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Box Brown (creator of Everything Dies, Andre the Giant, Legend) appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday October 19, 2016 at noon in celebration of his new book Tetris: The Games People Play!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

ON – Rolling Blackouts Signing

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Sarah Glidden present Rolling Blackouts on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the Toronto Reference Library.

Press Release:

Join cartoonist Sarah Glidden as she discusses her latest graphic nonfiction tour de force: Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. In Rolling Blackouts, Glidden interweaves the experiences of displaced people, the legacy of the War in Iraq, and the origin of the ongoing refugee crisis. Observing and documenting the work of the two journalists she’s shadowing and the former Marine who’s accompanying and assisting them, Glidden’s reportage illustrates a complex situation with pastel-hued clarity and nuance.

Glidden is the author of How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, which has been translated into five languages. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly, as well as the Best American Comics anthology.

Please note that this event is held in the Atrium of Toronto Reference Library and no tickets are required.

Biography: Sarah Glidden’s debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less landed on several best of the year lists, including Entertainment Weekly, earned a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teen distinction; and won an Ignatz Award. Her comics has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle.

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Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

IL – Mighty Jack Signing

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Ben Hatke appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Middle grade readers will find a hero in Mighty Jack, a fairy tale in graphic novel form by our guest, Ben Hatke, the NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of Zita, the Spacegirl.

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Mighty Jack, from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665, or order below.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

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