CA – Invader Zim Signing

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Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart, and Aaron Alexovich, the creative minds behind Invader Zim, appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble to discuss and sign “INVADER ZIM: VOLUME ONE” on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

From the far reaches of weird space to the incomprehensible world of underground art, Zim is back! And his thirst for world domination has only grown. Zim and his filthy, evil ways have been gone for what feels like years. But Dib knows the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won’t leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens. And it will happen. Oh, it will.

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase “INVADER ZIM: VOLUME ONE” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning January 27th at 9am

· Limit 1 wristband per book/ 3 books per customer
· Personalization will be available… sketches will not
· Photos from the line in front of the table
· They will only be signing “INVADER ZIM: VOLUME ONE”
· No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

IL – Defiant Comics Holiday Party

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Gene Ha, Dani Romero, Rafael Nieves, Jason Muhr, Markisan Naso, and Jamie Doles appear at Defiant Comics on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the holidays!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

SF – Pareidolia Signing

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Artist James Jean (Fables, Umbrella Academy) appears at Kinokuniya Bookstore for a talk and signing on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 pM. There will be a short introduction on his latest release, PAREIDOLIA, followed by a Q&A session.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

CA – Pareidolia Signing

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Artist James Jean appears at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Due to time constraints… YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY ONE OUTSIDE PIECE TO BE SIGNED (besides his books).

BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the art of James Jean, featuring works that span the majority of his career. As much of his art has previously only been available for consideration formatted as album covers or other specialized commercial art, this book holds many visual treats for fans across the globe. Bilingual introductions by contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and film director Guillermo del Toro! Includes supplementary poster.

ABOUT JAMES JEAN:
James Jean is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He was born in Taiwan in 1979 and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering five consecutive Eisner Awards, three consecutive Harvey Awards, two gold and one silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. James has contributed to many national and international publications, and his clients include Time Magazine,The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, and Knopf.

Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore
214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9074

IL – Mae Signing

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Writer/artist Gene Ha appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, October 17th from noon till 3:00 PM to sign his newly-released graphic novel MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

CA – Steve Leialoha Signing

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Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Leialoha appears at the Millbrae Library on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm for an intimate gathering to share his techniques, skills, and stories from a forty-year career in comics. Leialoha is best known for his inking and penciling on Fables from the first issue to the last. Some drawing credits include Iron Man, X-Men, New Mutants, Spider-Man, Star Trek, and he inked Howard the Duck, Daredevil, Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Secret Wars II, the original Star Wars movie adaptation, and much more.

Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030
650.697.7607

IL – Mae Release Party

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Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Fables) appears at Challengers Comics from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, October 2, 2015 to celebrate the release of MAE!

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

UK – Gene Ha Signing

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Artist Gene Ha (Mae, Top Ten, JLA) appears at Gosh! Comics for a signing on the 23rd of September from 6:00-7:00pm.

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

UK – Miracleman Signing

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Artist Mark Buckingham and special guest D’Israeli appear at Gosh Comics on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 6:00 till 7:00 PM to sign MIRACLEMAN!

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

The Great Fables Wake

Fables_150Press Release:

After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.

Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”

About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”

Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST (open book) FABLES TRIVIA QUIZ

AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.

THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.

And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.

THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.

For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

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