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  • NYC – Truth is Fragmentary Signing

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    GABRIELLE BELL signs her new book Truth is Fragmentary on Thursday June 26th from 7 – 9pm at Desert Island!

    Desert Island
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087

    NYC – DMC #0 Signing

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    Hip Hop Icon, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels signs issue #0 of new comic book at Desert Island in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday June 21st from 8:00 – 9:00 pm!!!

    Press Release:

    Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be autographing the first copies of his amazing prologue issue; DMC #0 this Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 P.M. at Williamsburg Brooklyn’s very own Desert Island . The book is written by Ron Wimberly (Vertigo’s Prince of Cats, Black Dynamite, Prophet) and penciled by Damion Scott (Batgirl, Superman ICONS). The cover is penciled by Damion Scott, inked by Dexter Vines, colored by Christopher Sotomayor with graffiti by Carlos Mare. A special limited edition art print will also be available for sale illustrated by ChrisCross (Action Comics, Batwing, Superman/Batman) and colored by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.

    The graphic novel is an independent comic book published by DMC, Darryl Makes Comics with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels as publisher,Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is Editor In Chief and Riggs Morales is the Senior Editor. DMC #1 is the graphic novel debut from Darryl Makes Comics, a joint venture between Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Run DMC founding member Darryl McDaniels. The comic explores an alternate history 1980’s NYC, where superpowered “heroes” serve the already powerful, unrest simmers in the streets, and a mysterious vigilante named DMC saves those without a voice.

    Desert Island
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087

    NYC – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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    Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa appears at Desert Island on Friday February 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to sign her new book I Think I Am In Friend Love With You.

    Desert Island 
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087

    NYC – Susceptible Signing

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    Geneviève Castrée signs at Desert Island in Brooklyn next Wednesday February 20th at 7:00 pm.

    Geneviève Castrée was born in Québec in 1981. Sometimes interdisciplinary, she is mostly known for her work as an illustrator and cartoonist. Impatient and lazy, Geneviève never officially studied “art.” She has made a few books and has had a few exhibitions in places such as Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan

    Desert Island 
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087

    NYC – A Wrinkle in Time Signing

    November 21, 2012 by  
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    Hope Larson signs at Desert Island on Friday November 30th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

    Desert Island
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087

    NYC – Koyama Press Signing

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    Julia Wertz and Nathan Bulmer sign at Desert Island on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.

    Desert Island
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087

    NYC – Indie Comix Masters

    September 16, 2011 by  
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    Daniel Clowes and Seth in conversation at Housing Works with Desert Island

    Tuesday October 18th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St.

    Acclaimed graphic novelists Daniel Clowes and Seth in conversation about The Death-Ray and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. This is their only New York City event! Presented by  Desert Island, Drawn & Quarterly, and Housing Works.

    The Death-Ray is a brilliant reworking of the superhero genre and a contemporary meditation on the darkness of the human psyche from a master of the graphic novel form, Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Wilson, Mister Wonderful). In  The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists, Seth (Wimbledon Green; It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken) intermingles fiction and biography, introducing us to the cartoonists comics collectors love.

    Housing Works
    126 Crosby Street, New York, NY

    NYC – Hark! A Vagrant Signing

    August 31, 2011 by  
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    Kate Beaton signs at the Housing Works on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00pm

    Press Release:  

    The official release of Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant, an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and web sensation Kate Beaton. Presented by Housing Works, Desert Island, and Drawn & Quarterly.

    Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and web sensation Kate Beaton (harkavagrant.com).

    Housing Works
    126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

    NYC – Optic Nerve Signing

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    Adrian Tomine signs at Desert Island on Thursday, September 22nd from 7-9pm.

    Desert Island
    540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
    (718) 388-5087

    Big Questions Tour

    Friday September 9th at 7 pm
    Atomic Books
    3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD
    (410) 662-4444

    September 10th (11-7) and 11th (12-6)
    Small Press Expo (SPX) @ Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center
    5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD

    Tuesday September 13th
    The Copacetic Comics Company
    3138 Dobson St, 3rd floor. Pittsburgh, PA
    (412) 251-5451

    Wednesday September 14th 
    Brickbat Books
    709 South Fourth St, Philadelphia, PA
    (215) 592-1207

    Thursday September 15th 
    192 Books
    192 Tenth Ave, New York, NY
    (212) 255-4022

    Friday September 16th at 7 pm 
    Desert Island
    540 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY
    (718) 388-5087

    Sunday September 18th
    Brooklyn Book Festival at the Brooklyn Borough Hall
    209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

    Monday September 19th
    Ada Books
    717 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
    (401) 432-6222

    Wednesday September 21st 
    The Center for Cartoon Studies
    94 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT
    (802) 295-3319

    Thursday September 22nd at 7 pm 
    Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
    211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC
    (514) 279-2224

    Saturday September 24th
    The Beguiling
    601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
    (416) 533-9168

    Sunday September 25th 
    Word on the Street Book Festival
    Toronto, ON

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