SF – Adjustment Day Signing

Green Apple Books welcomes author Chuck Palahniuk on Friday, May 4th at noon for a signing of his most recent book Adjustment Day.

Please note that Chuck will not be reading at this event, and that admission to this event will be the cost of a book on or before day of the signing. Chuck will happily sign two additional items for fans of his, which may include memorabilia or an additional book. For any and all other questions concerning this event please give us a call at 415-387-2272.

In this ingeniously comic work, the author’s first novel in four years, Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians hatch a nasty fate for the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future. When it arrives, Adjustment Day inaugurates the new, disunited states. In this mind-blowing novel, Palahniuk—an equal-opportunity offender—fearlessly makes real the logical conclusion of every separatist fantasy, alternative fact, and conspiracy theory lurking in the American psyche.

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of more than seventeen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and, most recently, Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2272

SF – Love That Bunch Signing

Legendary cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb discusses Love That Bunch with Hillary Chute at Green Apple Books on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

About Love That Bunch:
Aline Kominsky-Crumb redefined the Bay Area’s underground comix scene with unabashedly raw, dirty, unfiltered comics chronicling the thoughts and desires of a woman coming of age in the 1960s. Kominsky-Crumb didn’t worry about self-flattery: her darkest secrets and deepest insecurities were the fodder for groundbreaking stories. Her exaggerated comix alter ego, Bunch, is self-destructive and grotesque but crackles with the self-deprecating humor and honesty of a cartoonist confident in the story she wants to tell.

Collecting comics from the 1970s through today, Love That Bunch is shockingly prescient while still being an authentic story of its era. Kominsky-Crumb was ahead of her time in juxtaposing the contradictory nature of female sexuality with a proud, complicated feminism. Most important, she does so without apology.

One of the most famous and idiosyncratic cartoonists of our time, Kominsky-Crumb traces her steps as a Beatles-loving fangirl, an East Village groupie, an adult grappling with her childhood, and a 1980s housewife and mother. A new thirty-page story, “Dream House,” looks back on her childhood forty years later. Love That Bunch will be Kominsky-Crumb’s only solo-authored book in print. Originally published in 1990, this new expanded edition follows her to the present, including a foreword penned by the noted comics scholar Hillary Chute.

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1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

SF – Demon Vol. 4 Signing

Cartoonist Jason Shiga appears at Green Apple Books on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign DEMON Vol. 4!

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1231 9th Avenue, SF CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

SF – Last Girl Standing Signing

Cartoonist and comics historian Trina Robbins appears at Green Apple Books on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM to discuss her new memoir, Last Girl Standing.

 About Last Girl Standing

Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics — in Last Girl Standing.

Robbins describes her upbringing in Queens, New York, reading comics through her childhood in the 1940s; visiting the EC offices and becoming part of SF fandom (dating Harlan Ellison at age 16); and posing nude for men’s magazines in the 1950s; living in the Village, over her own boutique where she made clothes for and interacted with rock royalty like David Crosby, Donovan, Cass Elliot; her close relationship with Paul Williams; entering the orbit of underground cartoonists like Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, Vaughn Bodé, and Bill Griffith, when she started contributing comics to The East Village Other; and, in the ’70s, moving to San Francisco, contending with the phallocentric underground scene, co-founding Wimmen’s Comix, and being invited into Felch Comics (she declined); her work for the National Lampoon, Marvel Comics, and Eclipse in the 1980s; and her crisis as a cartoonist and transformation into an historian and lecturer in the ’90s and 2000s.

From science fiction to the Sunset Strip, from New York’s underground newspapers to San Francisco’s underground comix: Trina Robbins broke the rules and broke the law. From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones’s first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, this former Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners in this heavily illustrated memoir.

Green Apple Books
1231 9th Avenue, SF CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

SF – Kid Beowulf: The Song of Roland Signing

Cartoonist Alexis E. Fajardo presents his young adult graphic novel Kid Beowulf at Green Apple Books on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

About Kid Beowulf
If you liked Percy Jackson, you’ll love Kid Beowulf! Inspired by the epic poem “Beowulf,” this fun new series follows the adventures of 12-year-old twin brothers Beowulf and Grendel as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes!

In book one of the series, our heroes’ destiny is tied to the past, when a prince named Hrothgar begins a quest for power—one that leads him to a fiery dragon, an enchanted sword, and an oath sworn in blood. But when Hrothgar breaks his oath he breaks his kingdom, and the only thing that will save it is a family he’s forgotten and heroes not yet born…

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1231 9th Avenue, SF CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

 

SF – Legend: Defend the Grounds Signing

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Green Apple Books and Music welcomes writer Samuel Sattin and artist Chris Koehler to celebrate the release of their graphic novel, Legend: Defend the Grounds on Wednesday, December 14th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

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506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 387-2272

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

SF – Hot Dog Taste Test Signing

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Lisa Hanawalt appears at Green Apple Books on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM to sign Hot Dog Taste Test and discuss with Lucky Peach’s Chris Ying.

ABOUT

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva-stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. Join the James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman as she presents a selection of food-related excerpts from Hot Dog Taste Test.

Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

SF – Wimmen’s Comix Signing

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Artists Trina Robbins, Sharon Rudahl, Lee Marrs, Caryn Leschen, and Kay Rudin talk about The Complete Wimmen’s Comix (Fantagraphics), a seminal collection of comic art by San Francisco-based women artists, at Green Apple Books on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

About The Complete Wimmen’s Comix:

In the late ’60s, underground comix changed the way comics readers saw the medium — but there was an important pronoun missing from the revolution. In 1972, ten women cartoonists got together in San Francisco to rectify the situation and produce the first and longest-lasting all-woman comics anthology, Wimmen’s Comix. Within two years the Wimmen’s Comix Collective had introduced cartoonists like Roberta Gregory and Melinda Gebbie to the comics-reading public, and would go on to publish some of the most talented women cartoonists in America — Carol Tyler, Mary Fleener, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Dori Seda, Phoebe Gloeckner, and many others. In its twenty-year run, the women of Wimmen’s tackled subjects the guys wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole: abortion, menstruation, masturbation, castration, lesbians, witches, murderesses, and feminists.

Most issues of Wimmen’s Comix have been long out of print, so it’s about time these pioneering cartoonists’ work received their due. Presented as a gorgeous two-volume slipcased set, The Complete Wimmen’s Comix includes the ground-breaking 1970 one-shot, It Ain’t Me, Babe, the very first all-woman comic book ever published. Edited with an introduction by Trina Robbins.

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1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

SF – Patience Signing

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0000000-PATIENCE_clowesDaniel Clowes presents his new graphic novel Patience at Green Apple Books on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

About Patience:
Patience is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially Clowesian and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color original graphic novel affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

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1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 742-5833

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