CA – Jeff Steinberg #1 Release Party

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Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs appear at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #1!

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-9455

UK – Small Gods Signing

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Ray Friesen will be signing Small Gods: The Discworld Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 6th August from 4 – 5pm.

‘Just because you can’t explain it, doesn’t mean it’s a miracle.’

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was: ‘Hey, you!’ This is the Discworld, after all, and religion is a controversial business. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods, of every shape and size, and all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, it’s certainly not helpful to be reduced to
appearing in the form of a tortoise, a manifestation far below god-like status in anyone’s book.

In such instances, you need an acolyte, and fast: for the Great God Om, Brutha the novice is the Chosen One – or at least the only One available. He wants peace and justice and brotherly love. He also wants the Inquisition to stop torturing him now, please…

The bestselling novel by Terry Pratchett now adapted into graphic novel form with new artwork by Ray Friesen.

Ray Friesen, like Sir Terry, has facial hair and a penchant for hats, although he claims that this is a coincidence. Ray was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Most Promising New Talent during his first year of cartooning professionally.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Snotgirl Release Party

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise invites you to a Release Signing for Image Comics’ newest series, SNOTGIRL, by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley and a sensational artist, Leslie Hung on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM. This book is their first collaboration, marking the first ongoing monthly comic for Pilgrim scribe and artist Leslie Hung.

SNOTGIRL is a dark comedy centered in the world of fashion blogging. The main character, Lottie is a hip online writer whose famous cyber-persona is described as “flawless and fun.” Her real life, though, is the exact opposite of her sparkling online presence. Recently dumped and finding herself unable to get along with her fellow bloggers, Lottie not only has to deal with a life of loneliness but also deadlier than usual allergies.

For this event, we are pre-selling Tickets for $10.00. You can purchase one by clicking on the Ticket Link.

Purchasing a ticket gets you:
• Guaranteed Space and PRIORITY in line at the event
• A copy of SNOTGIRL #1
• An EXCLUSIVE PRINT produced by us for this event, with space to get signed by the creative team
• A collection of cool items only available at San Diego Comic Con AND our event, including stickers and a cool Kleenex pack.

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
(626) 577-6694

NC – Princeless Signing

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Writer Jeremy Whitley (My Little Pony, GlobWorld) appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday July 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his newest graphic novel: Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess Book 2: Free Women. Go, Girl Power! Who needs a prince? Not this princess!

Barnes & Noble
5400 New Hope Commons, Durham, NC 27707
919-489-3012

VA – Betty & Veronica #1 Signing

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Artist Pop Mhan (Masters of the Universe, Adventures of Supergirl, SpyBoy) will be in-store to sign the Exclusive Comics & Gaming Variant Cover for Betty & Veronica #1 on Wednesday July 20, 2016 from 3:00 till 7:00 PM!

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Comics & Gaming
10385 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 865-8110

NJ – Savage Hawkman Signing

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Writer Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Avengelyne, Koni Waves) signs at Barnes & Noble on Saturday July 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM for their Get Pop Cultured: DC Comics event!

Barnes & Noble – The Court at Deptford II
1553 Almonesson Road, Deptford, NJ 08096
856-232-3123

UK – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! Signing

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Celebrated Guardian & Observer cartoonist Simone Lia has a new kids illustrated prose novel – They Didn’t Teach THIS in Worm School! – coming from Walker Books, and Gosh! Comics is happy to announce that we’ll be holding the launch party on Friday 12th August from 7-9pm!

They Didn’t Teach THIS In Worm School! is the tale of a resourceful worm (Marcus) and a bird (Laurence) who looks like a chicken but thinks he’s a flamingo, and their unlikely friendship. After a slightly fraught initial meeting, where Marcus convinces Laurence of the good sense of NOT eating him, the two are soon on an adventure to Africa, where Laurence believes he can truly find happiness. It’s a recipe for all-ages hijinks in a beautifully produced, copiously illustrated hardcover gem.

Simone has long been an author we’ve followed right back to her small press days, and her graphic novels Fluffy and Please God Find Me A Husband are still perennial sellers for us. From the early self-published days of Cabanon Press (in conjunction with fellow cartoonist Tom Gauld) through to her current work, her charm and wit have always shone through in her expressive art and authorial voice. As well as this, her first novel, she is also working on a sequel to Fluffy (the titular bunny from which has his own Instagram account)

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

PA – Doonesbury Signing

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Cartoonist Garry Trudeau, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Doonesbury, appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday July 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump!

Barnes & Noble – Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-665-0716

CA – Komic-Kazi Sushi

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Hang out with artists Andrew C. Robinson, Cully Hamner, and Dan Panosian over at the Marriott Marquis on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM! They’ll be enjoying some Iconic Wines and perhaps drawing and signing. Presented by Essential Sequential (SDCC Booth #4807).

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-1500

IL – Voracious TPB Signing

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Press Release:

Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr return to Challengers Comics to celebrate the release of the very first VORACIOUS collection on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM! VORACIOUS has been so successful that there will be a second series premiering in the fall, so if you grab the collection of volume 1 on Wednesday, August 10th you’ll be caught up just in time for volume 2! Plus, Markisan and Jason are really great guys AND are from Chicago, so you can feel extra good about buying their work! Civic pride, baby!

“Haunted by the death of his sister, NYC Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his tiny hometown in Utah, Nate’s life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate’s passion for cooking is reignited! With a little help from his knife-wielding Grandmother Maribel, and friends Starlee and Captain Jim, Nate opens a restaurant that secretly serves dinosaur meat. Can he survive long enough to make it a success and turn his life around?”

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

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