SF – My Pretty Vampire Signing

Cartoonist Katie Skelly appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM to sign MY PRETTY VAMPIRE from Fantagraphics.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MA – TEOTFW Signing

Creator Charles Forsman (Revenger, Slasher) appears at Comics N’ More on Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM!

His graphic novel “The End of the Fucking World” is being re-released in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix/BBC series that is being made, based on the book!! We’ll have copies of his ongoing comics, graphic novels, and prints. Check out Slasher, Revenger, and Celebrated Summer! Get your copies signed!

“TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.

Forsman’s story highlights the disdain, fear and existential search that many teenagers fear, but through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye. Forsman’s inviting, Charles Schulz-influenced style lends a deadpan quality that underscores the narrative’s tension. The End of the Fucking World was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. Now that the world is ending, it’s sure to become the most talked-about graphic novel of 2017.

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Comics N’ More
31 Union Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
(413) 529-0800

NYC – Songy of Paradise Signing

Gary Panter signs copies of Songy of Paradise at Desert Island on Thursday July 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm!

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

CA – Vague Tales Signing

Eric Haven appears in conversation with cartoonist Rina Ayuyang at Pegasus Bookstore on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:30 PM to present his debut graphic novel Vague Tales.

ABOUT
While experiencing a succession of bewildering parallel universes, a solitary figure has telepathic encounters with a demonic aviatrix, a wandering crystalline being, a flaming sword-wielding warrior, and a mysterious sorceress, all within the confines of his own apartment. Vague Tales is the debut graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Eric Haven (UR), who moonlighted as a three-time Emmy-nominated producer on the TV show MythBusters and has contributed short comic stories for years to esteemed publications such as The Believer and Kramers Ergot. Haven’s work is dark, absurdist, and deadpan, reflecting the apocalyptic undercurrent of modern times. His inky, rubbery drawings buttress his black, absurdist humor.

Eric Haven was born in Syracuse, NY but has lived most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s worked as a security guard; in a Japanese sake factory; at Industrial Light + Magic; and on the TV show MythBusters, where he was a three-time Emmy Award nominated producer. His book UR (AdHouse) was nominated for an Eisner Award, humor category.

Rina Ayuyang is an Eisner and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist based in Oakland, California. She has exhibited at the Arlington Art Center, the Cartoon Art Museum, and been a cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles Schulz Museum. She also runs the comics imprint Yam Books, and plays the “nice” co-host on the comics podcast, The Comix Claptrap.

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1320

MD – World War II Comics Lecture

Mark Fertig discusses WWII, comics, and Nazis during a lecture on his latest book “Take That, Adolf” at Stevenson University on Wednesday July 12th at 7:00 PM.

Stevenson University
School of Design Sound Stage
Owings Mills North Campus
11200 Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117

NYC – All Time Comics Signing

Josh Bayer appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 PM.

*Purchase of Crime Destroyer #1 or Bullwhip #1 required to participate in signing event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal Signing

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Cartoonist Ed Luce appears at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM to sign his newest Wuvable Oaf collection BLOOD & METAL.

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Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 601-7800

CA – Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal Signing

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Cartoonist Ed Luce appears at A Shop Called Quest on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign his newest Wuvable Oaf collection BLOOD & METAL.

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A Shop Called Quest
300 S. Santa Fe Ave Unit B. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
(909) 798-1262

OR – Laid Waste Launch Party

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Julia Gfrörer appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday December 3rd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of her new book Laid Waste from Fantagraphics!

In a plague-ravaged medieval city, survival is a harsher fate than death. As corpses accumulate around her, Agnès, a young widow possessed of supernatural strength, must weigh her obligations to the dead and dying against her desire to protect what little remains. Laid Waste is a graphic novella about love and kindness among vermin in the putrid miasma at the end of the world. As with her evocative debut book, Black is the Color, Julia Gfrörer’s delicate, gothic drawing style perfectly complements the period era of the book’s setting, bringing the lyricism and romanticism of her prose to the fore.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

WA – Charles Burns Signings

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Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes back Seattle native Charles Burns, one of the founders of the alternative comix movement, on Saturday October 8th at 6:00 PM to discuss his masterpiece Black Hole and other seminal works as part of Fantagraphics 40th anniversary festivities. A small selection of rare Burns prints and posters will be displayed. RSVP on Facebook!

The artist will also appear at Town Hall on Monday, October 10th at 7:30 PM to present his new collection Last Look.  RSVP on Facebook!

Seattle-raised cartoonist Charles Burns has been described as as “one of the most talented and compelling cartoonists of his generation.” During his 30-plus year career, he has published his distinctively dark idiosyncratic comics in a variety of magazines and graphic novels, including his Harvey Award-winning series “Black Hole.” He has also illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and is the cover artist for The Believer. Now he releases his award-winning epic trilogy—”X’ed Out,” “The Hive,” and “Sugar Skull”—all in one volume. Taking inspiration from the classic Franco-Belgian Tintin series, the trilogy tells the story of Doug, a troubled young man on a long, strange, mind-bending trip. A Publisher’s Weekly review of Hive praises “Burns’s power to shine a light on the darker side of human nature” and says, “the result will stick with readers long after being absorbed.”

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255

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