Harvard Book Store welcomes New Zealand–based graphic novelist DYLAN HORROCKS for a presentation of his latest graphic novel, Sam Zabel And The Magic Pen on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
Dylan Horrocks returns with a long-awaited new graphic novel, the first since his perennial classic, 1998’s Hicksville. Cartoonist Sam Zabel hasn’t drawn a comic in years. Stuck in a nightmare of creative block and despair, Sam spends his days writing superhero stories for a large American comics publisher and staring at a blank piece of paper, unable to draw a single line. Then one day he finds a mysterious old comic book set on Mars and is suddenly thrown headlong into a wild, fantastic journey through centuries of comics, stories, and imaginary worlds. Accompanied by a young webcomic creator named Alice and an enigmatic schoolgirl with rocket boots and a bag full of comics, Sam goes in search of the Magic Pen, encountering sex-crazed aliens, medieval monks, pirates, pixies and—of course—cartoonists. Funny, erotic, and thoughtful, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen explores the pleasures, dangers, and moral consequences of fantasy.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Leah Hayes and Jeremy Baum will be signing their respective books, Not Funny Ha-Ha and Dorfler, at Kafe Kerouac on August 24th at 8:00 PM!
2250 N High Street Columbus, OH 43201
Cartoonist Leah Hayes appears at Women & Children First on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4:00 PM to sign NOT FUNNY HA-HA.
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks appears at Politics & Prose on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to sign his new graphic novel SAM ZABEL AND THE MAGIC PEN!
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Noah Van Sciver and Kevin Hooyman appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm to launch their new graphic novels, FANTE BUKOWSKI and CONDITIONS ON THE GROUND!
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Ed Piskor appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to sign HIP HOP FAMILY TREE #1!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Celebrate the release of the WUVABLE OAF HC on June 4th from 6-8 PM with an art exhibit and book signing with Ed Luce.
Like Sex and the City but with adorable, ex-wrestler hairy gay men (or bears), Wuvable Oaf is Luce’s debut graphic novel. This book fills a romance comics hole by portraying a likeable gay male character that is both fully realized and relatable. Mostly playful, but sometimes serious, Wuvable Oaf captures the levity of loneliness. Luce delivers a rom-com that would leave Zack Galifianakis and Zooey Deschanel feuding over who got to play Oaf in a hypothetical movie adaptation.
Oaf is a large, hirsute, scary-looking ex-wrestler who lives in San Francisco with his adorable kitties, and listens to a lot of Morrissey. The book follows Oaf’s search for love in the big city, especially his pursuit of Eiffel, the lead singer of the black metal/queercore/progressive disco grindcore band Ejaculoid. Luce weaves friends, associates, enemies, ex-lovers, and the pasts of both men into the story of their courtship. Like Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie, Wuvable Oaf explores the joys and pains of romantic conquests, set against the backdrop of the San Francisco scene. After decades of comics about boy-loves-girl, Luce finally gives readers of all orientations some insight into man-loves-man. Oaf’s silly, sweet, and sometimes sexy stories will win over everyone’s heart.
Customers who buy the book get a free signed Bookplate designed by Ed Luce especially for this event!
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Daniel Clowes will make his first Los Angeles appearance in several years at Meltdown Comics on June 5th to celebrate the release of The Complete Eightball, a two-volume collection of the influential and iconic comic book series, from Fantagraphics Books.
On Friday, June 5th, from 6-10 PM, Meltdown will be opening its Los Angeles doors to fans new and decades strong for a night complete with prizes, a book signing, costume contest, and an interview between Clowes and Mark Frauenfelder from Boing Boing.
Creator of touchstone stories such as “Ghost World,” “Art School Confidential,” and “Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” Daniel Clowes changed the landscape of comics when he began publishing Eightball with Fantagraphics Books in 1989. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of its release, and celebrate the future, the biggest comic book retailer in California, Meltdown Comics, is pulling all the stops for this one-night-only engagement. Meltdown and Clowes’s relationship dates back over 20 years, when Clowes created the venerable Meltdown mascot, Mel, in the early days of the store.
From Associate Publisher, Eric Reynolds says, “It was literally unfathomable for us to consider any Daniel Clowes / Complete Eightball event schedule that didn’t include Meltdown Comics. I don’t know if there’s a bookseller in the country that has done more to promote Eightball and the work of Daniel Clowes over the past two decades. This is going to be a barnburner.”
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Josh Simmons (The Furry Trap) appears at Bergen Street Comics on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host the return engagement of one of America’s most influential artists, Daniel Clowes. His cynical satires of popular culture in the pages of the wildly popular Eightball comic book series helped define the attitudes and aesthetics of an entire generation. His appearance in Seattle on Saturday, April 18 marks the global debut of The Complete Eightball 1 – 18. Clowes will be available to sign a limited number of advance copies of this collection as well as other publications from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.