VT – The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny Signing

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Cartoonist James Kochalka appears at Phoenix Books on Saturday, March 19th at 3:00 PM to celebrate the launch of The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Kochalka is the author and illustrator of several beloved children’s book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher, the second installment of which won an Eisner Award in 2012. His comics for adults have won four Ignatz Awards and a Harvey Award. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. In addition to drawing comics he designs video games (Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork).

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Glorkian Warrior is back, and we are sincerely sorry.
In volume 3 of James Kochalka’s off-kilter science fiction series for young readers, the eponymous hapless space adventurer is joined by three horribly annoying little kids. Everything is terrible, and nothing is okay.

Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s a really great mustache. And a valiant cup of coffee. And a truly dastardly villain. And the Glorkian SuperGrandma even makes an appearance!

With gorgeous, lively illustrations and super silly humor, this third volume in the Glorkian Warrior series is jam-packed with extra-gross gross-out humor and ludicrously bad decisions. Obviously, it’s the best yet.

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Phoenix Books
191 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401
802.448.3350

VT – Graphic Memoir Panel

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Cartoonists Jennifer Hayden, James Kochalka, and Glynnis Fawkes appear at Phoenix Books on Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 PM for a Graphic Memoir Panel! Our three visiting authors will each read a selection from their work, then open the floor to questions about the graphic memoir medium from the audience.

ADMISSION: Tickets are $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off a book by a featured author. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Seating is limited.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Glynnis Fawkes draws comics, makes paintings, and does archaeological illustration. Her background is in art and art history: a BA from University of Oregon, a BFA from the Pacific NW College of Art, and MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University. During a Fulbright fellowship to Cyprus, she published a book of paintings, Archaeology Lives in Cyprus, and a book of cartoons, Cartoons of Cyprus (2001). She spent a almost 10 years working as an illustrator on archaeological projects and excavations in Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Israel, and Lebanon, and she continues to work in Greece. She teaches a course in Comics at the University of Vermont and runs the open life drawing at Burlington City Arts. Glynnis a member of the NY-based web comic collective Activatecomix.com and publishes on Muthamagazine.com.

Jennifer Hayden, author of The Story of My Tits, came to comics from fiction-writing and children’s book illustration. Her first Top Shelf book, the autobiographical collection Underwire, was excerpted in Best American Comics 2013 and named one of “the best comics by women” by DoubleX. She is a member of ACT-I-VATE (the premier webcomics collective in New York City), her webcomic S’crapbook earned a Notable listing in Best American Comics 2012, and she continues to update the diary strip Rushes at thegoddessrushes.blogspot.com. Her comics have appeared in print anthologies such as The ACT-I-VATE Primer, Cousin Corinne’s Reminder, and The Strumpet. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband, pets, and sometimes two college-age children.

James Kochalka is the first official Cartoonist Laureate of the state of Vermont, appointed in 2011. His comics have been published internationally by almost every alternative comics publisher; he’s recorded several music albums under the name James Kochalka Superstar (making him a favorite at college radio stations across the country); and he’s developed animated cartoons for Nickelodeon and Cartoon Hangover. Among his best known works are the Monkey vs Robot series, the superpowered frathouse comedy SuperF*ckers, the beloved Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher series for children, and his magnum opus, the decade-plus span of daily diary comics known as American Elf. James lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Amy, their two sons, and their cats, all of whom appear frequently in his comics.

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Phoenix Books
191 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401
802.448.3350

VT – Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher Signing

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James Kochalka appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday July 19, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign Johnny Boo Meets Dragon Puncher!

Barnes & Noble
102 Dorset Street, S. Burlington, VT 05403
802-864-8001

Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) (May 2015)

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Convention Name
Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF)
Convention Website Address
http://www.mainecomicsfestival.com
This convention will take place:
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Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/17/2015
About This Convention
MeCAF returns for its seventh year with over 120 comic creators and publishers visiting Portland, ME. Featured guests include Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck) and Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).
Venue Name and Address
Portland Company Complex
58 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
1200
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Guests
Brooke A. Allen (Lumberjanes), Box Brown (Andre the Giant), Alex De Campi (Grindhouse, Archie Vs Predator), James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, American Elf), Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptic Girl), Dan Parent (Archie), Joe Quinones (Howard the Duck), Chip Zdarsky (Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals).

MICE Returns for 2014

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Press Release:

MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.

MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.

This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.

MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org

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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

NYC – The Glorkian Warrior Book Release Party

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Cartoonist James Kochalka (American Elf) appears at Bergen Street Comics to sign his new book The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

MA – The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza Signing

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Cartoonist James Kochalka (American Elf) appears at the Cambridge Public Library to present his new book The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm! Free pizza while it lasts!

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Glorkian Warrior Signing

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Cartoonist James Kochalka (American Elf) appears at Million Year Picnic to sign his new book The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

SF – Little Paintings 4

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James Kochalka opens an exhibit on Nov 14th

James Kochalka at GRSF
November 14, 2009 – December 2, 2009
Reception: Saturday, November 14, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Giant Robot SF, 618 Shrader Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
www.gr-sf.com
415-876-4773

Giant Robot is proud to present Little Paintings 4, an art show featuring new works by James Kochalka.

Indie cartoonist James Kochalka is well known for having a raw, humorous, and powerful style and prolific pace; he draws one diary strip a day for his Web site, and still manages to create an ever-growing catalog of graphic novels. His range extends from the autobiographical (American Elf) to kid-friendly (Johnny Boo) to serious (The Cute Manifesto) to raunchy (SuperF*ckers) to iconic (Monkey vs. Robot). His comix work has won four Ignatz awards and one Harvey award. He is widely regarded as the inventor of the daily-diary comic strip, and has inspired countless younger artists.

The Burlington, VT-based artist has also released several CDs with his band, James Kochalka Superstar. His song “Britney’s Silver Can” was named one of the 100 best songs of 2006 by Rolling Stone, and his song “Hockey Monkey” was used as the theme song for the Fox television sitcom The Loop.

For Little Paintings 4, Kochalka is continuing his series of acrylic 2″ x 2″ paintings on 3″ x 3″ paper, and possibly making a few that are comparatively large, 4″ x 4″ or 6″ x 6″. “The emphasis of this show is squarely on portraits of battle cats, royal cats, and royal aliens,” he says. “Of course, there’s a mix of random nonsense thrown in as well. When you paint well over a hundred paintings in a single month, you’re bound to go a little bonkers, I guess.” The paintings are small, simple, and cute, but featuring a cuteness with tenderness and soul–never the cloying kind–and the simplicity has depth.

“As the world economy melts down, I think the philosophy of making cheap art that real people can afford is more important than ever,” Kochalka adds. “People need real art in their homes, things made by real human hands… And because my paintings are small and inexpensive, my buyers are often young people just beginning their art collections. Many people have confessed that my paintings are the first art they’ve ever bought. I’m immensely proud of this.”

At the reception, Kochalka will also be performing songs from his latest CD, Digital Elf, featuring 8-bit style music created on the GameBoy Advance.

The reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 – 10:00 on Saturday, November 14. For more information about Kochalka, GRSF, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact:

Eric Nakamura
Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
eric@giantrobot.com
(310) 479-7311