MA – MICE 2016 Kick-Off Party

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Hub Comics hosts the MICE kick-off party on Friday October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM featuring artists Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Wren McDonald (SP4RX), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball),  Sara Varon (Sweaterweather), Drew Weing (The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo), Greg Cook (Friends Is Friends), Joel Gill (Bessie Stringfield) and Jason Rodriguez (Colonial Comics)! They will also appear that weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).

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Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-718-0987

First Second Books Releases SDCC 2016 Schedule

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First Second Books has released a schedule of all the :01 programming at booth #1323, so you don’t have to miss a thing. Come by and say hello!

Thursday, July 21st

  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: First Second 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Mark Siegel and Ben Hatke, in Room 4
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: We Need Diverse Comics featuring Ben Hatke in Room 9
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Panel: Make Your Own Story featuring John Patrick Green in Room 24ABC
  • 5:00 PM: John Patrick Green Signing at AA09

Friday, July 22nd

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Spotlight on Ben Hatke in Room 4
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00PM: Panel: Censorship and Kids Comics featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Library
  • 12:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
  • 12:45 PM: EW Con-X featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Kids Comics 2026 – What Publishers Project for the Future featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Panel: How Comics are Created featuring Gene Luen Yang at the Shiley Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
  • 3:30 PM: In-Booth Signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals
  • 3:30 PM: EW Con-X featuring Ben Hatke, at the Embercadero Marina Park North
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing Diversity featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in the Special Events Suite in the San Diego Central Library
  • 5:00 PM: In-Booth Signing, MK Reed, Americus, Dinosaurs
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Panel: Graphic Novel Publishing: State of the Industry featuring First Second staff member Mark Siegel in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library

Saturday, July 23rd

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Once Upon a Time: Teaching Fables, Fairy Tales, and Myths with Comics and Graphic Novels featuring Ben Hatke in the Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Panel: Dig Deep featuring MK Reed and Gene Luen Yang in Room 28DE
  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth giveaway, Tetris, by Box Brown
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: Reading Without Walls featuring Gene Luen Yang in conversation with Hank Green in Room 29AB
  • 12:00 PM: In-Booth signing, Ben Hatke, Mighty Jack
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: The Kids Comics Revolution featuring Gene Luen Yang and John Patrick Green
  • 2:30 PM: In-Booth signing, Gene Luen Yang, Paths & Portals

Sunday, July 24th

  • 11:00 AM: In-Booth Signing, John Patrick Green, Hippopotamister
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Panel: How (and Why) Kids Started Reading Comics Again featuring First Second staff member Gina Gagliano in Room 25ABC
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Panel: Leigh Bardugo and Gene Luen Yang In-Conversation in Room 29AB
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Panel: Racebending featuring Gene Luen Yang in Room 29AB

MA – Science Comics Signing

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Meet cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates, Human Body Theater) and learn about coral reefs at Barnes & Noble on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM! The ‘Science Comics’ series offers an illustrated introduction to a particular topic. Maris Wicks’ gorgeously illustrated graphic novel combines hardcore cuteness and in depth science to takes a look at the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance.

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Barnes & Noble – Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street Suite 179, Boston, MA 02199
617-247-6959

MA – Human Body Theater Signing

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Local Author/Illustrator Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at the Brookline Library on Tuesday October 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM to talk about her newest graphic novel: Human Body Theater!! Ages 8 and up are welcome to attend.

Brookline Library
361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2370

MA – Odyssey Kids Comic Con 2014

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Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke appear at Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday October 11th at 2:00 pm!

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo, is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. He presents his new book: Stratford Zoo Presents Macbeth.

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo… until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

Ian Lendler’s hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.

Ben Hatke has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters. He is thr author of the Zita The Spacegirl Series.

Zita The Spacegirl
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

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Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

OR – The Wrenchies Signing

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Farel Dalrymple appears at Powell’s Books on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!

Press Release:

Comics legend Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in The Wrenchies (First Second), a sprawling science-fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. Dalrymple’s artwork will be featured in our Basil Hallward Gallery throughout October.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

NYC – The Wrenchies Signing

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Farel Dalrymple appears at Forbidden Planet on Friday September 19th at 6:00 p.m. to sign copies of his brand new (and long awaited) new graphic novel from First Second.

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

DC – 3rd Annual Graphic Novel Panel

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Mark Siegel, Jim Rugg, Gareth Hinds, and Farel Dalrymple appear at Politics & Prose on Sunday September 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM for a graphic novel panel!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

MA – The Wrenchies Signing

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Farel Dalrymple appears at Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square for a signing of his new First Second graphic novel The Wrenchies on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!

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Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-6763

CA – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Eastwind Books on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm to present his latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero.

The original Green Turtle comic only had a short run, but now Gene Luen Yang has revived the character, creating an origin story for a forgotten hero.

Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood! Can he find a way to live the life he wants and not disappoint his mother?

With artwork by Sonny Lieu, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Eastwind Books
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-2350

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