SF – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Yumi Sakugawa Signing

ys-txYumi Sakugawa signs at Skylight Books on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

Press Release:

Please join us as one of Skylight Books’ favorite (and best-selling) artists celebrates the launch of her newest book.

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe erases the boundaries of the standard self-help book and sets you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Inside you will find nine metaphysical lessons set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations and dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.

Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. She is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.com, and her short comic stories “Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years” and “Seed Bomb” were selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 respectively by the Best American Comics series editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her comics have also appeared in Bitch, the Best American Non­Required Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in southern California. Visit her on the web at www.yumisakugawa.com.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

TX – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of her new book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

MD – SPX Kick-Off Party

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome 4 amazing artists to kickoff their brand new comics: MariNaomi, Yumi Sakugawa, James Kochalka, and Box Brown on Friday, September 12th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm!

Come for readings from their new works debuting at the Small Press Expo

MariNaomi’s new graphic novel: Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories

Yumi Sakugawa’s new graphic novel: Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

James Kochalka’s new graphic novel: FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being

Box Brown’s new anthology volume: Number 2

They will also be signing and perhaps creating some art for the audience? Snacks and drinks will be served.

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

CA – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa discusses and signs I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You at Book Soup on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Friend-Love with Benefits

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Press Release:

This Valentine’s Day, join GiantRobot and L.A. Zine Fest for a night of visual comic readings by 7 different comic book artists and zine-makers on the eternal themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, friend-crushes, online dating and more.

Short comic readings by comic book artists and zine-makers based in Los Angeles and beyond:

Bangs & Beard
Jesse Tise
Kelsey Short
MariNaomi
Nick Sumida
Yumi Sakugawa

A book reading and signing of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU by Yumi Sakugawa.

Zine prizes and give-aways at the end of the night.

Friend-Love with Benefits
February 14th, 2014
7:00PM – 10:00PM
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More about the performers:

Bangs and Beard are comics by cartoonist couple Melinda Tracy Boyce (“The Melinderly”, “AOA”) and Aaron Whitaker (“The City Troll”, “The Awkward Quarterly”). They started making comics together in Portland, OR and now live in Los Angeles, CA with their two rad rats. BangsAndBeardComics.com

South Pasadena-based artist, Jesse Tise graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. He works both as an printmaking instructor and a freelance illustrator. In his free time, he keeps busy painting, drawing, and printmaking personal projects, and playing tug-o-war with his black giant schnauzer, Samson. jessetise.com

Kelsey is a cat admirer from Los Angeles and transplanted to NYC. Burgeoning illustrator and zine maker. Still figuring things out. nowhereplace.com

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the upcoming books Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories and Turning Japanese, and her self-published zine, Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more. Learn more at marinaomi.com.

Nick Sumida is a cartoonist hailing from Aiea, HI. He has worked as a storyboard artist on animated shows like Comedy Central’s “Ugly American’s” and the upcoming “Bad Seeds” from Nickelodeon, and his comics can be seen floating around tumblr. His debut comics collection, “Snackies”, is being published by Youth In Decline in Spring 2014. nsumida.tumblr.com

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You (Adams Media 2013). A graduate of the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and WonderHowTo. She also loves coffee and tacos. yumisakugawa.com

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GiantRobot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

MD – Ant Colony/Friend-Love Signing

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Cartoonist Michael DeForge and Yumi Sakugawa appear at Atomic Books on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm!

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Atomic Books 
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

 

OR – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa signs at Floating World Comics on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

NYC – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa appears at Desert Island on Friday February 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to sign her new book I Think I Am In Friend Love With You.

Desert Island 
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

DC – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Yumi Sakugawa on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for a signing and reading from her brand new graphic novel, I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You!

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and illustrator based in Southern California and a regular contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

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