SF – Ghosts Release Party

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Join Green Apple Books to celebrate the release of Raina Telgemeier’s latest book Ghosts on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 PM! Purchase of ticket includes book, and there is ample free parking available! Tickets available at the link!

About Ghosts
Eleven-year-old Catrina and her family are moving to the small coastal town of Bahía de la Luna because her younger sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends, but she tries not to complain because she knows Maya will benefit from the clean, cool air that blows in from the sea. As the girls settle in, they learn there’s something a little spooky about their new town.

About Raina Telgemeier
RAINA TELGEMEIER grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of Smile, a graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a New York Times bestseller. Raina also adapted and illustrated the graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club books, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. She also coauthored X-Men: Misfits, which was a New York Times bestseller. Her latest graphic novel for Scholastic is titled Drama.

St. Anne of the Sunset (Moriarty Hall)
850 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 665-1600

CA – First Second Signing

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Press Release:

Calling all comic book fans! Gallery Nucleus celebrates FIRST SECOND BOOKS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY! Come join us for a group signing with their talented authors of Tune: Still Life, In Real Life, and newest publication Odd Ducks. Get a one-on-one meet and greet with the artists, as they sign their books and chat with fans. Signing starts from 2:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Featured artists:
Derek Kirk Kim
Award-winning author and filmmaker behind “Same Difference,” “Mythomania,” “Good As Lily”(with Jesse Hamm), and “The Eternal Smile”(with Gene Luen Yang.) He has also contributed stories and artwork to numerous anthologies including “Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall,” “Flight, Volume 1,” and “Bizarro World.”

Jen Wang
A cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger’s Fake Mustache. Her graphic novel Koko Be Good was published by First Second. In Real Life is her second book.

Cecil Castellucci
Worked on books that include Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), The Year of the Beasts (Roaring Brook, 2012), and Tin Star (a 2015 Sunburst Award Winner). She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on Odd Duck, a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

MI – A2CAF Signings

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Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)

1:00-2:00 Cece Bell (El Deafo, Sock Monkey) & Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot)

2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)

3:00-4:00 Ben Hatke (Nobody Likes a Goblin, Zita the Spacegirl) & Zack Giallongo (Star Wars: Ewoks, Broxo)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale

4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

VA – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Fountain Bookstore on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Ben Hatke is the author of the beloved Zita the Spacegirl, its sequel, the New York Times-bestselling Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, and the upcoming Return of Zita the Spacegirl. He 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. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. Julia’s House for Lost Creatures is his first picture book.

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Fountain Bookstore, Inc.
1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-1594

MD – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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Press Release:

Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.

Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.

Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!

Please go to the website for full details: a2caf.com

 

TX – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Signing

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Cartoonist Sonny Liew (Malinky Robot, Doctor Fate) appears at McDermott Library on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM to speak about his new graphic novel “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”. There will copies available to purchase and Sonny will be available for signings after the presentation.

Free tickets available at the link.

University of Texas at Dallas – McDermott Library
800 West Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75080

WA – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Signing

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Comic creator Sonny Liew (Doctor Fate, Malinky Robot, Flight) appears at Elliott Bay Book Company on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye!

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 624-6600

SF – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Signing

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Press Release: 

Isotope proudly presents award-winning cartoonist Sonny Liew visiting us for the first time all the way from Singapore on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

We’re massive fans of Sonny’s gorgeous work, and love his creative team-ups with Gene Yang on THE SHADOW HERO, with Paul Levitz on DOCTOR FATE, with Mike Carey on MY FAITH IN FRANKIE, with Tommy Kovac on WONDERLAND, on the fantastic series of FLIGHT anthologies, and especially his solo MALINKY ROBOT and… the book that we think will be dominating the Best of the Year lists for 2016… THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE.

THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE is a brilliant (and totally fictional) historical biography detailing the life of an famous (faux) cartoonist as told through (falsified) excerpts of work from throughout the artist’s ‘career.’ Featuring a variety of styles from vintage newspaper strips to commercial art jobs, articles and found objects, pages of Chye’s various sketchbooks, intertwined with a glimpse of the actual history comics and also the island city-state of Singapore. Sonny’s work here is a true tour de force and already making huge ripples in the art world as well as being considered so controversial in Liew’s homeland that it has been cited for its “potential to undermine the authority and legitimacy of the Republic of Singapore government.”

The reviews for this eagerly awaited book from Sonny are universally glowing, positively gushing, and rightfully efficacious. We agree, this is definitely not to be missed!

The Isotope is honored to get to be part of Sonny’s exclusive ten-stop tour of North America for this remarkable book. Come join us for a very special celebration of one of comics best, and most unique, creators.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

NY – The Art of Charlie Chan Hok Chye Signing

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Artist Sonny Liew (Doctor Fate, Malinky Robot, Flight) appears at Escape Pod Comics on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM to sign The Art of Charlie Chan Hok Chye!

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Escape Pod Comics
302 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 923-1044

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