CA – Brothers of the Gun Signing

Molly Crabapple (Drawing Blood) returns to The Last Bookstore on Thursday, May 17th at 7:30 PM to present and discuss Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, which she illustrated and co-authored with Marwan Hisham. A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century’s bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom. She’ll be in conversation with Matt Pearce.

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends — fellow working-class college students Nael and Tareq — joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coca-Cola into one another’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary, another dead at the hands of government soldiers, and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.

Brothers of the Gun is the story of a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, from its inception to the present. Marwan watched from the rooftops as regime warplanes bombed soldiers; as revolutionary activist groups, for a few dreamy days, spray-painted hope on Raqqa; as his friends died or threw in their lot with Islamist fighters. He became a journalist by courageously tweeting out news from a city under siege by ISIS, the Russians, and the Americans all at once. He watched the country that ran through his veins — the country that held his hopes, dreams, and fears — be destroyed in front of him, and eventually joined the relentless stream of refugees risking their lives to escape.

Illustrated with more than eighty ink drawings by Molly Crabapple that bring to life the beauty and chaos, Brothers of the Gun offers a ground-level reflection on the Syrian revolution—and how it bled into international catastrophe and global war. This is a story of pragmatism and idealism, impossible violence and repression, and, even in the midst of war, profound acts of courage, creativity, and hope.

Molly Crabapple, an artist and writer based in New York, has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, in Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria, and received widespread praise for her illustrated memoir Drawing Blood. Crabapple is a contributing editor for Vice and has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Marwan Hisham is a Syrian freelance journalist who since 2014 has covered Syria, Iraq, and Turkey. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The Intercept, and Foreign Policy.

Matt Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he hails from Kansas City, Mo.

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 488-0599

GA – FCBD 2018: Dr. No’s Comics

Dr. No’s celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5th with special guests Mark Bagley, Julie Hadden Barclay, Peter Cutler, Les Dabel, Kristina Deak-Linsner, Mike Gordon, Van Jensen, JM Linsner, Dean Motter, and Jorge Santiago Jr.! (Signing: 12:30 until 2:00 PM)

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
3372 Canton Road #104, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

NV – Tim Sale & Dave Johnson Signing

Artists Tim Sale and Dave Johnson appear at Torpedo Comics on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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Torpedo Comics
8775 S. Lindell Road #150, Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 444-4432

UK – Batman/TMNT Signing

Writer James Tynion IV signs Batman: The Rebirth Deluxe Collection and Batman/TMNT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Sunday 29th April from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Collecting Batman: Detective Comics #934 – #949, the Rebirth Deluxe Collection begins when an elite fighting force modelled after the Dark Knight invades the city. In response, Batman assembles a team of his own: Batwoman, Tim Drake, Spoiler, Orphan and Clayface.

Then, a mysterious villain called First Victim appears and launches an assault on Batman and his team, forcing them to fight an enemy they know nothing about, who seems to have the support of an entire network of strange new foes!

Batman/TMNT collects the sold-out smash-hit miniseries in paperback! It all starts in Gotham City, as a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he is up against a group of highly trained ninjas.

Somehow, the Foot Clan has crossed over to another dimension-but they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are on their trail!

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

NY – Chelsea Dagger Signing

Artist Mark Sparacio appears at The Comic Book Depot on Friday April 20th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign CHELSEA DAGGER.

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The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-9337

CA – Skyward/Infidel Signing

Joe Henderson (Skyward) and Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel) sign at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday, April 21st at 1:00 PM.

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

OR – FCBD 2018: Books with Pictures

Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles, 100 Demon Dialogues) and David Marquez (Hunt for Wolverine, Defenders) appear at Books with Pictures on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 498-8499

CA – Mad Magazine #1 Release Party

Executive Editor Bill Morrison plus amazing MAD Contributors Bob Fingerman and Luke McGarry appear at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of MAD MAGAZINE #1

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-945

NYC – Hunt for Wolverine #1 Launch Party

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, She-Hulk, Curse Words, Poe Dameron) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, April 27th to celebrate the launch of a new era for Logan in Hunt for Wolverine #1! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Hunt for Wolverine #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed. See you there!

Hunt for Wolverine #1:

The return of Wolverine begins here, providing the first piece of a mystery that will leave no corner of the Marvel Universe untouched. Just as the X-Men have finally come to terms with Logan’s death, they learn a terrible secret. Old wounds will be reopened, truths questioned, and an epic quest begun. The earliest clues to the mystery of Wolverine’s return are laid down here… who will solve it first? Charles Soule, David Marquez, and Paolo Siqueira present the Hunt for Wolverine!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

CA – FCBD 2018: Blastoff Comics

Comic creators Jerry Frissen, JK Woodward, David & Scott Tipton and more appear at Blastoff Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2665

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