IL – Relish Signing

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Cartoonist Lucy Knisley is coming to Challengers on Wednesday April 10th at 7:00 pm for a party! She’ll be signing copies of her terrific new book Relish: My Life In The Kitchen, hosting a slideshow, and hanging out with fans in a gallery decked out with her artwork. Beer and wine will be served, as well as Lucy’s recipes from Relish prepared by local fans. It’s going to be fun (potentially) on a bun!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

CA – Sumo Signing

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Thien Pham, writer and artist of Sumo, as well as the artist of the much loved “Level Up” appears at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, January 26th at 2:00 pm. He will sign copies of his book and speak about his process of creating comic books. If you are a fan of his, or just interested in comics in general, this is a wonderful to get a glimpse of how a published creator goes about his process.

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-2988

CA – Sumo Signing

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Author/illustrator Thien Pham signs at Trickster on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm!

Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Sumo Signing

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Thien Pham signs at Book Passage on Friday January 25th at 6:00 pm.

Scott is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale–and a new chapter in Scott’s life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training “stable,” Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself…a center that had seemed lost for good.

Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel. Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham’s Sumo is an unusual and beautiful book. It’s nearly a contradiction in terms: a delicate, deft, tender tale about… sumo wrestling.

Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel and New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Sumo is his first solo work.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

SF – Sumo Signing

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The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes cartoonist Thien Pham on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 1:00-3:00pm for a discussion and booksigning of his latest release, SUMO, published by First Second Books.  This event is free and open to the public.   About the artist:

Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel and New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Sumo is his first solo work.   About the book:   Scott  is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale–and a new chapter in Scott’s life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training “stable,” Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself…a center that had seemed lost for good.

Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel.  Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham’s Sumo is an unusual and beautiful book. It’s nearly a contradiction in terms: a delicate, deft, tender tale about…sumo wrestling.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission  Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

MA – Sailor Twain Signing

Mark Siegel signs at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday October 27th from noon till 3:00PM!

Friendly Neighborhood Comics 
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019

MA – Sailor Twain Signing

Mark Siegel signs at Newtonville Books on Tuesday October 23rd at 7:00 PM.

About the book:

At this event, author/illustrator Mark Siegel will discuss his graphic novel Sailor Twain: Or: A Mermaid on the Hudson. A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal.

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular, and notoriously reclusive, author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse, and as three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

Siegel was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in France. He is the editorial director of First Second Publishing and an accomplished writer and illustrator. He is the illustrator of To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book, written by his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel; and author and illustrator of the picture book Moving House, published by Roaring Brook Press.

Newtonville Books
10 Langley Road, Newton, MA 02459

PA – Sailor Twain Signing

Mark Siegel signs at Doylestown Books on Tuesday, October 16 at 6:00 pm.

About the Book:
One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular–and notoriously reclusive–author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens.

A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense.

About the author:

Mark Siegel was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and grew up in France. He is the editorial director of First Second and an accomplished writer and illustrator. He is the illustrator of To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book, written by his wife, Siena Cherson Siegel; and author and illustrator of the picture book Moving House, published by Roaring Brook Press.

Doylestown Books 
16 S Main St. Doylestown, PA 18901

VT – Sailor Twain Signing

Mark Siegel signs at The Norwich Bookstore on Thursday October 11th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

A century ago, aboard a steamboat on the Hudson, one Captain Twain rescues a wounded mermaid and hides her in his cabin to recover. How long can he keep her?  And what effect will she have on him, and the ship?  (The sighting of a mermaid is said to be bad luck.)  Sailor Twain is a nautical graphic romance — surely one of the first — a captivating sea tale charmingly rendered in charcoal.

Though this book is Mark’s adult graphic novel debut, his children’s books have won all sorts of awards and recognition, including the Sibert Honor and the Bluebonnet. He has been serializing Sailor Twain online prior to publication, and building up a huge fanbase – the comic already has millions of page views, and has fans who have created both a Sailor Twain wine label and a Sailor Twain jewelry line!

“I had a most engaging voyage on the doomed Lorelei, and I much enjoyed meeting young Captain Twain, not to mention the mermaid in the Hudson. This is a gripping novel with compelling characters, enhanced by the haunting, erotically charged drawings.” – John Irving

This event, hosted in partnership with the Center for Cartoon Studies, will be held in their new facility in White River Junction. Reservations are not needed.

The Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street, Norwich, VT 05055

CT – Sailor Twain Signing

Mark Siegel appears at Bank Square Books on Wednesday October 10, 2012 from noon till 1:30pm.

Press Release:

Please join us for an author luncheon at Bank Square Books with author Mark Siegel and his literary fantasy “SAILOR TWAIN”. Purchase of the book is the ticket to a catered lunch with dessert and a choice of seltzer or wine. Call or email us for a reservation at 860-536-3795 or banksquarebks@msn.com

One hundred years ago. On the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters of the busiest port in the United States. A wildly popular–and notoriously reclusive–author makes a public debut. A French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. As three lives twine together and race to an unexpected collision, the mystery of the Mermaid of the Hudson deepens. A mysterious and beguiling love story with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology, drawn in moody black-and-white charcoal, Sailor Twain is a study in romance, atmosphere, and suspense. Pete Hamill calls it “This extraordinary work of fiction pushes the graphic novel well beyond its previous limits.”

Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street Mystic, CT 06355

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