Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at Giant Robot’s Game Night 2 on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot 2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
In conjunction with the Attract Mode videogame culture shop, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night, a new event that takes place at GR2 every two months. Each evening will feature a different developer and its games in a relaxed, community-building setting.
For Game Night 2, Giant Robot is pleased to present artist Bryan Lee O’Malley, who will be celebrating the sixth and final installment of his Scott Pilgrim comic-book saga (adapted into a movie directed by Edgar Wright for Universal) and playing the brand new Scott Pilgrim video game (published by Ubisoft with art direction by Paul Robertson and music by Anamanaguchi).
O’Malley will sign volumes of Scott Pilgrim from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Games will be played from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Bryan Lee O’Malley is also featured as the cover artist of the July-August issue of Giant Robot magazine. Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, as well as an online equivalent.
Game Night 2 will take place on August 21 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tak Toyoshima announced a signing on April 23: Headed down to NYC and doing a book signing for Daily Days at Giant Robot from 6-8pm on Friday! I’m very psyched about this. If you’re in NYC head over to GRNY after work. I may have some surprises in store.
Giant Robot Store, 437 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009
Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum are proud to host an intimate conversation with artist James Jean and Giant Robot publisher Eric Nakamura on Friday, December 11, 2009, at 7:00 pm.
The talk will cover various aspects of the artist’s career and associations with the pop culture magazine.
A special limited edition print will be released on this date.
Programs are free for Members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted. Reservations are recommended by calling 213.625.0414 or by e-mail to email@example.com at least 48 hours prior to the event (please indicate name, number of reservations, date, and time of the event). Seating is limited.
Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
November 14, 2009 – December 2, 2009
Reception: Saturday, November 14, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Giant Robot SF, 618 Shrader Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Giant Robot is proud to present Little Paintings 4, an art show featuring new works by James Kochalka.
Indie cartoonist James Kochalka is well known for having a raw, humorous, and powerful style and prolific pace; he draws one diary strip a day for his Web site, and still manages to create an ever-growing catalog of graphic novels. His range extends from the autobiographical (American Elf) to kid-friendly (Johnny Boo) to serious (The Cute Manifesto) to raunchy (SuperF*ckers) to iconic (Monkey vs. Robot). His comix work has won four Ignatz awards and one Harvey award. He is widely regarded as the inventor of the daily-diary comic strip, and has inspired countless younger artists.
The Burlington, VT-based artist has also released several CDs with his band, James Kochalka Superstar. His song “Britney’s Silver Can” was named one of the 100 best songs of 2006 by Rolling Stone, and his song “Hockey Monkey” was used as the theme song for the Fox television sitcom The Loop.
For Little Paintings 4, Kochalka is continuing his series of acrylic 2″ x 2″ paintings on 3″ x 3″ paper, and possibly making a few that are comparatively large, 4″ x 4″ or 6″ x 6″. “The emphasis of this show is squarely on portraits of battle cats, royal cats, and royal aliens,” he says. “Of course, there’s a mix of random nonsense thrown in as well. When you paint well over a hundred paintings in a single month, you’re bound to go a little bonkers, I guess.” The paintings are small, simple, and cute, but featuring a cuteness with tenderness and soul–never the cloying kind–and the simplicity has depth.
“As the world economy melts down, I think the philosophy of making cheap art that real people can afford is more important than ever,” Kochalka adds. “People need real art in their homes, things made by real human handsÃ¢â‚¬¦ And because my paintings are small and inexpensive, my buyers are often young people just beginning their art collections. Many people have confessed that my paintings are the first art they’ve ever bought. I’m immensely proud of this.”
At the reception, Kochalka will also be performing songs from his latest CD, Digital Elf, featuring 8-bit style music created on the GameBoy Advance.
The reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, November 14. For more information about Kochalka, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
In preparation for Secret Identities‘ San Diego debut, anthology contributors will be out in full force on both coasts this weekend. First up, Jeff Yang will be joined by Walden Wong, Jimmy J. Aquino, Alexander Shen, Tanuj Chopra and Tiffanie Hwang for a book release party and signing at Giant Robot – San Francisco at 6pm on Thursday, July 16. Then, on Friday, July 17 at 7pm, Yang, Wong and other guests will be at the Salinas Public Library in Salinas, California for a special signing event.
On Saturday, July 18 in Baltimore, Maryland, Keith Chow, Jerry Ma, Alex Tarampi, John Franzese and Larry Hama will be hosted by Geppi’s Entertainment Museum beginning at 12:30pm. The museum presentation will be followed by a special signing event at Ukazoo Books in Towson, Maryland at 6pm that same day. Finally on Sunday, July 19 at 1pm, veteran DC and Marvel artist Greg LaRocque will be joining Hama and the Secret Identities team for a meet & greet and signing event at The Avenue‘s Barnes & Noble in White Marsh, Maryland.
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