IL – Fetch Signing

Nicole J. Georges appears at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM to sign her new memoir Fetch. Comics art superstars Jessica Campbell (Hot or Not, Koyama Press) and Gina Wynbrandt (Someone Please Have Sex With Me, 2dcloud) will provide added voices for this event!

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

MD – Atomic Books Signing

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Nicole GeorgesCassie SneiderMonica Gallagher, and Sally Madden sign at Atomic Books on Thursday February 21, 2013 from 7:00 till 9:00 p.m.

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A night of discussion, displays and conversation featuring:
Cartoonist Nicole J Georges (Dear Dr. Laura, Invincible Summer)
Essayist Cassie J Sneider (Fine Fine Music)
Monica Gallagher (Glitter Kiss, Bonnie N. Collide, Boobage)
Sally Madden (Gray Is Not A Color)

In the graphic memoir Dear Dr. Laura, Nicole discovers that when her family told her, as a young child, that her father was dead was not actually true. So she turns to the radio personality for advice.

http://atomicbooks.tumblr.com/post/41197366225/when-nicole-was-two-years-old-her-mother-told-her

Cassie is a hilarious and wildly entertaining essayist and pop-culture observationalist.

In Glitter Kiss, Monica illustrates a graphic novel about Tinka’s magical pursuit for true love.

Gray Is Not A Color is a collection of stories, in comics format, about Philadelphia’s famed Mutter Museum.

Adult beverages will be served.

Atomic Books 
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211