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

BC – Amulet/Sisters Signing

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Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier appear in Vancouver courtesy of KidsBooks on Sunday September 28th at 7:00 pm and Monday September 29th at 7:00 pm!

 

 

ON – Amulet Book Six Launch party

Amulet-6-CoverKazu Kibuishi appears to celebrate the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape From Lucien at Little Island Comics and the Toronto Public Library on Monday, August 25th 2014!

6:00-7:00 PM @ Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch (560 Palmerston Avenue, just North of Bloor)
Talk and Painting Demonstration with Kazu Kibuishi

7:30pm @ Little Island Comics (742 Bathurst, just South of Bloor)
Book Signing with Kazu Kibuishi

Books will be available for purchase at both venues.

Press Release:

The long-awaited sixth volume of the Amulet series will be released next month! Join us as we welcome Kazu Kibuishi on Monday, August 25th for the launch of Amulet Book Six: Escape from Lucien!

The evening’s festivities begin at the Palmerston Branch of Toronto Public Library, where Kazu will give a talk about the Amulet books and demonstrate some of the painting techniques he uses to create the art for Amulet. Admission to the talk is free, and copies of the book will be available for sale on site. Please note that seating is limited, and admission to the talk is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Then, at 7:30, the celebration moves down the street to Little Island Comics, where Kazu will be autographing copies of the new book for fans. Please join us for either or both of these events!

Can’t wait for Amulet Book Six? Why not pre-order your copy from Little Island Comics today? Pre-order a copy (or copies!) of Amulet Book Six from Little Island Comics before Monday, August 25th, and you’ll get an exclusive mini-print of Amulet art when you pick up the book. You can pick up pre-ordered copies at the Launch with Kazu Kibuishi, or whenever it’s convenient for you. Head in to Little Island Comics or The Beguiling to pre-order today!

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Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Phone: 416-901-7489

ON – The Elsewhere Chronicles Signing

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Press Release:

Little Island Comics is delighted to announce that Bannister, known for his work on The Elsewhere Chronicles (Les enfants d’ailleurs) and Tib & Tumtum (Tib et Tatoum), will be in the store meeting fans and signing copies of his books on Saturday, August 23rd from noon till 4:00 PM! Please join us!

From the ElseWhere Chronicles website:
Bannister has been creating graphic novels since the was 17. Starting in 2002, he gave up “normal” jobs for a life of pencils and pens. His work has appeared in Flight Explorer (Villard Books/Random House) and several editions of the Flight anthology, and he is also the artist for the series Félicité Bonaventure (Éditions Soleil) and Zombie Love Story (Éditions La Boîte Aluminium).

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Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Phone: 416-901-7489