WA – Patience Signing

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Join cartoonist DANIEL CLOWES (Ghost World, Art School Confidential) at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, March 12th at 6:00 PM for a signing of his latest book, PATIENCE, a 180-page, full-color original graphic novel. PATIENCE is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work.

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

WA – Underworld Signing

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The incomparable Kaz presenting Underworld: From Hoboken to Hollywood. In addition to his career as an Emmy-winning writer for animated cartoons like Camp Lazlo, Phineas and Ferb, and SpongeBob Squarepants, Kaz has been drawing his weekly Underworld comic strip since 1992.

Come celebrate the first comprehensive collection of his clever creation on Saturday February 13th at 6:00 PM with a book signing and exhibition of original art.

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

PA – Patience Signing

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Daniel Clowes appears at the Parkway Central Library in conversation with Sam Briger on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM to speak about his new graphic novel PATIENCE!

Press Release:

Celebrated graphic novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes is the multiple Harvey, Ignatz, and Eisner Award-winning creator of the alternative comic Eightball. His graphic novel Ghost World was adapted into an acclaimed film directed by Terry Zwigoff and starring Thora Birch. Called “the country’s premier underground cartoonist” (Newsweek) and “a bona-fide cult hero” (The New Yorker), he is a frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. His new graphic novel is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness.

Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

SF – Nod Away Launch Party

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Josh Cotter (Skyscrapers of the Midwest, Driven By Lemons) appear at Comix Experience on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new book NOD AWAY!

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

WA – Frank in the 3rd Dimension Launch Party

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Jim Woodring and Charles Barnard appears at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of Frank in the 3rd Dimension with a launch party and book signing!

About Frank in the 3rd Dimension:
A glorious and far out triumph of Jim Woodrings mind-bending drawings from the Unifactor like you’ve never seen before: in 3D! Every book comes equipped with your own special glasses that transport you through time and space. Warning, after travelling through dimensions, you may never be the same again.

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

WA – Prison Island Signing

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Cartoonist Colleen Frakes signs her new comic memoir, Prison Island, at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM for Small Business Saturday!

McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the US, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen’s. Her parents—like nearly everyone else on the island—both worked in the prison, where her father was the prison’s captain and her mother worked in security. Xeric and Ignatz Award-winning comics artist, Colleen Frakes, tells the story of a typical girl growing up in atypical circumstances in this engaging graphic memoir.

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

NYC – Terror Assaulter: O.M.W.O.T. Signing

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Benjamin Marra appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday September 16th at 6:00 PM to sign Terror Assaulter (O.M.W.O.T.)!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

IL – Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen Signing

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Cartoonist Dylan Horrocks (Hicksville) appears at Challengers Comics from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, September 30th to sign Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen!

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

MN – Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen Signing

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Dylan Horrocks appears at Magers & Quinn on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM to present and sign his new graphic novel Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen!

Press Release:

Kicking off his first US book tour in over a decade, cartoonist Dylan Horrocks returns triumphantly to the comics scene with the critical hit, Sam Zabel and His Magic Pen, out now with Fantagraphics Books. Horrocks’s talent for giving multifaceted depth and life to his characters is why Multiversity Comics has called him “one of the most important cartoonists working in comics.”

Acclaimed cartoonist 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.

Dylan Horrocks lives in New Zealand with his wife and two sons. He is the author of the award-winning graphic novel Hicksville and the comic book series Pickle and Atlas, and has also written for DC Comics and Vertigo, including Hunter: the Age of Magic and Batgirl.

This event is free and open to the public

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Magers and Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: 612.822.4611

MA – Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen Signing

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Press Release:

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
(617) 661-1515

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