CA – LGBTQIA Writers Panel

Author/screenwriter Martin Aguilera talks to authors about LGBTQIA writing today at the Studio City Branch Library Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2:30 PM. Authors currently scheduled to attend are CB Lee (Sidekick Squad series), Mark B. Perry (City of Whores), Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez), and graphic novelist Jen Wang (The Prince and the Dressmaker).

Studio City Branch Library
12511 Moorpark Street Studio City, CA 91604
818-755-7873

CA – LGBTQIA Heritage Month Signing

Join the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch Library for a very special LGBTQIA Heritage Month event on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 1:00 till 2:00 PM! Come hear comic book authors and artists Shannon Watters, Molly Ostertag, Mildred Louis, Jen Wang, Rian Sygh, and Katy Farina talk about writing/illustrating LGBTQIA characters and about being a part of the LGBTQIA community themselves. This event is for all ages!

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North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Branch – Los Angeles Public Library
5211 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 766-7185

CA – Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month With Cartoonists

Join The Lev in a conversation with cartoonists Jen Wang, MariNaomi, and Yumi Sakugawa on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 PM to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

ABOUT JEN WANG
Jen Wang is a cartoonist, author and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the author of The Prince and the Dressmaker, Koko Be Good, and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling graphic novel In Real Life with Cory Doctorow. Her work has also appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, The Believer, Hazlitt, Slate, and McSweeney’s. She has also written for the Adventure Time and Lumberjanes comic series. She is the co-founder and organizer of the annual festival Comics Arts Los Angeles.

ABOUT MARINAOMI
MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, Turning Japanese, I Thought YOU Hated ME, and the Life on Earth trilogy. Her work has appeared in over sixty print publications and has been featured on websites such as The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast and BuzzFeed. She is the founder of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the Queer Cartoonists Database.

ABOUT YUMI SAKUGAWA
Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and the author of The Little Book of Life Hacks, I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. Her comics have also appeared in The Believer, Bitch, the Best American Non­Required Reading 2014, The Rumpus, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. She has also exhibited multimedia installations at the Japanese American National Museum and the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in Los Angeles.

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The Lev
214 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90291

CA – The Prince and the Dressmaker Panel + Signing

Cartoonist Jen Wang appears in a panel discussion with Cory Doctorow, Molly Knox Ostertag, and Tillie Walden at Chevalier’s Books on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Noted Los Angeles-based cartoonist and illustrator Jen Wang will be in store to present her new, illustrated Y.A. novel, The Prince and the Dressmaker. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine and she recently illustrated Tom Angleberger’s Fake Mustache. Her graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life were published by First Second.

Joining Ms. Wang at Chevalier’s will be her previous author-in-crime, Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times Bestseller.

Also taking part in the panel discussion will be Molly Knox Ostertag, who studied cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles. While at school she started drawing the award-winning webcomic Strong Female Protagonist, which continues to update and be published through Kickstarter and Top Shelf Comics.

Last, but not least, is Tillie Walden, a two-time Ignatz Award–winning cartoonist from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a recent graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies, a comics school in Vermont. Her comics include The End of Summer and I Love This Part, an Eisner Award nominee.

Chevalier’s Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 465-1334

SF – The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Cartoonist Jen Wang (IN REAL LIFE, KOKO BE GOOD) appears at Comix Experience on Friday, March 16th to sign her delightful new graphic novel THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER (First Second Books)! The open-to-the-public signing will take place from 6:00 – 7:30 PM and will be followed by our Graphic Novel of Month Club meeting at 8pm, which is only open to club members. We can’t wait to talk to Jen all about her charming and inclusive new comic, and if you’d like to join in the conversation, head on over to graphicnovelclub.com/start to become a Graphic Novel Club member!

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

First Second & MacKids Schedule for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

First Second and MacKids will be exhibiting at booth 1602 during Emerald City Comic Con on March 1-4, 2018, with featured guests Vera Brosgol (BE PREPARED), Jen Wang (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER), and Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL).

The full list of :01/MacKids authors at the show includes: Nidhi Chanani, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, Tricia Levenseller, Nilah Magruder, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, MK Reed, Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson, Ngozi Ukazu

Thursday, March 1

  • 2:00 PM Swoon Reads Giveaway Hour
  • 3:00 PM Taran Matharu’s The Outcast Galley Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Hope Larson’s All Summer Long Galley Giveaway
  • 5:00 PM Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Enamel Pin Giveaway
  • 6:00 PM Marissa Meyer’s Wires & Nerve Print and Renegades Sampler Giveaway

Friday, March 2

  • 11:00 AM Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll, Speak: The Graphic Novel Signing
  • 12:00 PM Educator Giveaway Hour
  • 1:00 PM Caleb Roehrig’s White Rabbit Galley Giveaway
  • 2:00 PM Sophie Cameron’s Out of the Blue Galley Giveaway
  • 3:00 PM Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam Sampler Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Vera Brosgol, Be Prepared Giveaway and Signing
  • 5:30 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Saturday, March 3

  • 11:00 AM Tricia Levenseller, The Daughter of the Pirate King Signing
  • 12:00 PM Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please! Galley Giveaway and Signing
  • 2:00 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing
  • 3:00 PM Mary Pearson’s Dance of Thieves Galley Giveaway
  • 4:30 PM Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina Signing
  • 5:30 PM Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, The Silence of Our Friends Signing
  • 6:30 PM Reading Without Walls Giveaway

Sunday, March 4

  • 11:00 AM Dan Santat’s After the Fall Tote Bag Giveaway
  • 12:30 PM Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson’s The City on the Other Side Signing and Giveaway
  • 1:30 PM Nilah Magruder, How to Find a Fox Signing
  • 2:30 PM Michael Dante DiMartino’s Rebel Genius Notebook Giveaway
  • 3:30 PM Benjamin Harper and Sarah Hines Stephens’s Bug Girl Giveaway

CA – The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Cartoonist Jen Wang appears at the Alameda Free Library on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM to present and sign her newest book The Prince and the Dressmaker from First Second.

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

Jen Wang is 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 novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second.

 

North Berkeley Public Library
1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 981-6250

SF – The Prince and the Dressmaker Art Exhibition & Signing

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase will feature Jen Wang’s latest graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker, published by First Second Books. A selection of Wang’s original artwork will be on display from February 15 through June 24, 2018.

An opening reception and book signing will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This reception will feature a conversation with Jen as she looks back on her career in comics and animation and looks ahead to upcoming projects. The reception is co-sponsored by the Cartoon Art Museum, First Second Books, Geeks OUT, and Prism Comics. All attendees will receive an exclusive The Prince and the Dressmaker print courtesy of First Second Books. The suggested admission for this reception is $5 for the general public. Advance tickets are available through Guestlist.com

About Jen Wang:
Jen Wang is 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 novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second.

About The Prince and the Dressmaker:
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

About The Emerging Artist Showcase:
The Cartoon Art Museum’s Emerging Artist Showcase is dedicated to the presentation of new and emerging voices in comics, from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This ongoing series of exhibitions is curated by the Cartoon Art Museum and supported in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

About Prism Comics and the Queer Press Grant:
Founded in 2003, Prism Comics is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly comics, comics professionals and readers. Prism fosters diversity in comics and popular geek culture and is one of the only comics organizations that provide an annual financial grant to emerging comics creators – The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. Learn more at prismcomics.org.

About Geeks OUT:
Geeks OUT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rallying, empowering and promoting the queer geek community. Formed in 2010, Geeks OUT has brought a positive queer presence to several large comic conventions and hosted a wide variety of community events in the NYC area and across the USA. Geeks OUT events have included art shows, geeky self-defense classes, movie screenings, and bar crawls, among others.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

CA – The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Cartoonist Jen Wang appears at Comickaze on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign her newest book The Prince and the Dressmaker from First Second.

The evening will begin with a short presentation and Q&A hosted by our good friend, the incredibly talented Joe Phillips, followed by an opportunity to meet Jen, purchase copies of the book and have them signed by her. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a signed copy of The Prince and the Dressmaker as well as receive a 15% discount on any regular priced items purchased during the event, including The Prince and the Dressmaker, which can be reserved in advance.

About the book:
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

CA – The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Cartoonist Jen Wang appears at the Alameda Free Library on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM to present and sign her newest book The Prince and the Dressmaker from First Second. Presented by Not Your Mother’s Book Club

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances—one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

Jen Wang is 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 novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second.

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Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street, Alameda CA 94501
(510) 747-7777

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