The Cambridge Public Library will host a comic book workshop for kids with comics creators on Saturday, March 8th from 12:30-2:30pm! Guests include Jef Czekaj (author of HIP AND HOP, DON’T STOP!; CAT SECRETS; THE CIRCULATORY STORY; and YES, YES, YAUL!), Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Dan Mazur (independent cartoonist, journalist, teacher, screenwriter and editor; co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and MICE: the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), Bob Flynn (SPONGEBOB COMICS; GULP! a Monster Comics Anthology for Kids), Josh Dahl (RAPID CITY), and Dan Moynihan (whose work can be found in NICKELODEON Magazine and HEEBY JEEBY Comix).
All seven creators will be signing at the Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square from 3-5pm. At 4pm, they will be joined by Gregory Benton (HUMMINGBIRD, B+F), who will be signing from 4pm-6pm.
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Gregory Benton signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm!
Gregory Benton’s book B+F was awarded the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s inaugural Award of Excellence at MoCCAFest 2013. An expanded version of B+F was published in the autumn of 2013 through AdHouse Books (USA) and Editions ça et la (France).
B+F is a wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation. It’s a fable, a meandering tale of two friends that explores an otherworldly forest with a naked woman “F” and a large yellow dog “B” as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. The characters are pulled apart by circumstance and the obstacles that they must overcome to find each other again.
Gregory has embarked on a nation-wide tour in support of B+F. He is excited to add Quimby’s of Chicago to the list of stores he is visiting. He’ll be “dedicating” books to customers, meaning that he’ll spend time with each customer drawing in their books, more common in the European comics festival tradition.
Gregory Benton has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, as well as contributing to numerous alternate-press comix anthologies. A graphic novel, Hummingbird, was published by Slave Labor Graphics in 1996. Gregory has also produced numerous limited-edition mini-comix. Hopefully you have some. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Fortune, among others.
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Gregory Benton signs at Million Year Picnic on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!
Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Gregory Benton signs at Casablanca Comics on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm!
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
Gregory Benton signs at Strange Adventures on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!
5110 Prince Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1L3
Gregory Benton signs at Locust Moon Comics on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm!
Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Gregory Benton signs at Lucky’s Comics on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00pm!
3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2
Gregory Benton signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm!
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
Gregory Benton signs at Velocity Comics on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm!
904 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-3809
Gregory Benton signs at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, MD on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!
Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814