CA – Graphic Novel Palooza

September 6, 2012 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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Press Release:

A Great Good Place for Books invites you GRAPHIC NOVEL PALOOZA on Sunday, September 9th at 11:30 a.m. You’ll meet Raina Telgemeier, author of Drama; Doug TenNapel, author of Cardboard; and James Burks, author of Bird & Squirrel.
Raina Telgemeier author of Smile and Drama

Raina Telgemeier, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Eisner Award winner, SMILE, brings us her next full-color graphic novel . . . DRAMA!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!
Doug TenApel author of Cardboard

When cardboard creatures come magically to life, a boy must save his town from disaster.

Cam’s down-and-out father gives him a cardboard box for his birthday and he knows it’s the worst present ever. So to make the best of a bad situation, they bend the cardboard into a man-and to their astonishment, it comes magically to life. But the neighborhood bully, Marcus, warps the powerful cardboard into his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all!
James Burks author of Bird and Squirrel On the Run

Bird and Squirrel outwit Cat and become best friends in this zany adventure.

Squirrel is afraid of his own shadow. Bird doesn’t have a care in the world. And Cat wants to eat Bird and Squirrel. Of course, he’ll have to catch them first, and that’s not going to be easy.

Join this trio as they head south for the winter in a hilarious road trip. But watch out! Cat is waiting around every bend, and he’s one pesky feline.

A Great Good Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

CA – Graphic Novel Night

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James Burks, Doug Tennapel, and Raina Telegemeier on Friday September 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

Press Release:

This is your chance to meet 3 graphic novel writers in one big night!

Here’s the line-up…

Raina Telegemeier with her much anticipated book, DRAMA (also the author of the best-selling SMILE)

James Burks with one of our new favorites BIRD & SQUIRREL (we like this one as a read-aloud as well)

Doug Tennapel with CARDBOARD (a very funny story for all ages!)

Join us for tons of fun, refreshments, giveaways and more!

Recommended for ages 6-13

The Reading Bug
785 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA 94070-3113

 

SF – Graphix Signing

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Doug TenNapel, James Burks, and Raina Telgemeier sign at Green Apple Books on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

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Green Apple is thrilled to welcome back graphic novelist Raina Telegemier and to host for the first time Doug Tennapel and James Burks in a kid-friendly artistic extravaganzza taking place on our mezzanine on Saturday, September 8th. These three talented artists and writers (authors of such popular graphic novels as Smile, Ghostpololis and Bird and Squirrel) will talk about their books, give some demonstrations, sign their books and take questions from fans. This event is sure to be a fun Saturday afternoon destination (hint: steer the kids toward the mezzanine and browse nearby). Call or place an order online today to reserve copies of any of these books in advance — we’ll see you there!

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-2324

SF – Comic Book Panel

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Raina Telgemeier, author of Drama, Doug TenNapel, author of Cardboard, and James Burks, author of Bird and Squirrel on the Run, speak at Books Inc on Monday September 10, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Three graphic novel authors come together for a panel discussion on storytelling in this hugely popular medium.

Books Inc.
3515 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118