SF – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Trina Robbins and James Robinson appear at Escapist Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – Escape From Alcatraz Signing

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Wren Nowan and Michel Reardon, co-creators of Escape from Alcatraz: The Final Breakout, the fourth in a series of comics printed by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, will be signing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Sunday, April 27th at 3:00 pm. The comic features the daring escape attempt of Alcatraz inmates John Paul Scott, and Darl Dee Parker. The other issues in the series will be available for purchase without having to be sent to Alcatraz.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – East of West Signing

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Nick Dragotta, comic artist and co-creator of the breakout comic book hit EAST OF WEST, appears at Escapist Comics on Saturday, April 12th at 3:00 pm! Nick will do a sketch for free for anyone who comes to the signing.  Bring your sketchbook, sketch cover, comic, etc, or pick up one at the store. Volume 2 of the trade arrives the Wednesday before the event. Nick is also one of the creators of HOW-TOONS and has drawn FANTASTIC FOUR, DEADPOOL TEAM-UP, and the MANY LOVES OF SPIDER-MAN.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Avatar The Last Airbender: The Rift Signing

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Comic book creator Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints, and writer of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series) will be signing his graphic novels at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Wednesday March 19th at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Books available for purchase at the event.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – 39 Minutes Signings

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William Harms, comic, graphic novel, and game author, signs his new Top Cow book, 39 MINUTES, at Escapist Comic Bookstore on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 3:00pm. He has written for some the largest and most prestigious entertainment companies in the world, including Sony Entertainment, 2K, Ubisoft, Techland, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Sega, and Top Cow. His comic book work includes the acclaimed vampire series Impaler (which was a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award), 39 Minutes, and writing comics featuring Captain America, The Avengers, and Wolverine, among others. He was the writer of inFamous, an exclusive title for the PS3 and published by Sony; InFamous received IGN’s “Best Story of 2009″ award. He also wrote the story for InFamous 2.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Handbook For Hot Witches Signing

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Dame Darcy signs at the Escapist on Saturday, September 14th at 5:00 pm!

Press Release:

Alternative cartoonist Dame Darcy has a loyal following in the Bay based on her more than 40 books, multiple videos and her work as a performance artist and musician when she lived here in the 90s after graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute. She will be appearing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore, speaking and reading from her work, including her latest book, Handbook For Hot Witches (2012). Her comic book, Meat Cake, has been published by Fantagraphics since 1993, in both comic books and collected in the Dame Darcy’s Meat Cake compilation. Her other graphic novels include Frightful Fairytales, The Illustrated Jane Eyre (2006), Dollerium (2007), Comic Book Tattoo (2008), and Gasoline (2008). She also illustrated Justine Brown’s Spin the Bottle (2007) has done a Mermaid Tarot Deck based on the classic Rider-Waite Tarot. Many of these titles will be available for sale to be signed at the store.

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You can find out more about Dame Darcy, her work, and see videos at her website www.damedarcy.com.

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Me Likes You Very Much Signings

Lauren Barnett signs at Escapist Comics on Thursday August 30, 2012 at 7:00pm and at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday August 1, 2012 at 7:00pm.

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110

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CA – Health Care Reform Signing

Economics expert Jonathan Gruber presents his graphic novel “Health Care Reform” on Tuesday, January 10 at Noon at Escapist Comics in Berkeley, CA. He will talk for about a half hour and then take your questions, followed by a signing session.  

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Amulet Signing

Kazu Kibuishi, beloved creator of the all ages graphic novel AMULET (just ask an librarian), will be here for a book signing and slideshow on Sunday, September 4 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. He just released Amulet: The Last Council (Book Four) and the anthology FLIGHT #8 (as editor) and we have plenty of copies to pick up. Be sure to bring your own to get them autographed.Next year, moviegoers will come to know Amulet for the adaptation with Willow and Jaden Smith. But you can feed the images in your head with his vivid fantasy world in paperback.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705