MI – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Artist Gene Ha (JLA, Top 10) signs at Detroit Comics on Saturday May 3rd from noon till 3:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

Detroit Comics
23333 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220-1362
(248) 548-2669

IN – Arts Day Comics Event

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Press Release:

Holy Cross College invites you to attend its annual Arts Day: a public lecture and exhibition which celebrates the spirit of the creative arts. The event will be held on Friday, April 11 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM in Driscoll Auditorium, Vincent Gallery, and Vincent Atrium at Holy Cross College.

This year’s event will highlight lectures by Carol Tilley, an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana and Gene Ha, a professional comic artist, illustrator and writer.

Carol Tilley will present “When Comics Almost Died: Readers, Censors, and Innovation.” Tilley teaches courses in media literacy and youth services librarianship. Part of her scholarship focuses on the intersection of young people, comics and libraries, particularly in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. Her research has been published in journals including the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Children’s Literature in Education. Tilley’s research on anti-comics advocate Fredric Wertham was featured in the New York Times and other media outlets.

Gene Ha will talk about his artistic career and the comic book industry. He has been a professional artist drawing images for comic books for over twenty years. Ha’s drawings have filled the pages of graphic works published by DC Comics, Malibu Comics, Wildstorm, Vertigo and Marvel Comics. A sampling of Ha’s character renderings encompass work on Batman, Captain America, Superman, Green Lantern, X-Men, and the Justice League of America as well as many others. Ha has won four Eisner Awards for his work on Top Ten with Alan Moore and Zander Cannon and with Brad Meltzer on Justice League of America #11 for DC Comics. Ha grew up in South Bend, Indiana, attended Clay High School, and received a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

In addition to these lectures, the Vincent Gallery will feature an exhibition of student art and a reception with light refreshments will be held in the Vincent Atrium, adjacent to the gallery and auditorium. These events are free and open to the public. All are welcome to visit Holy Cross campus and celebrate the arts!

For further information about the events or directions, please contact William Tourtillotte by email at wtourtillotte[at]hcc-nd.edu or by phone at 574-239-8304.

Holy Cross College
54515 State Road 933 North, Notre Dame, IN 46556
574-239-8377

FL – I Am Abraham Lincoln Signing

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Brad Meltzer signs at Vero Beach Book Center on Sunday, January 19th at 2:00 PM!

Vero Beach Book Center
2145 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL 32960

FL – I Am Amelia Earhart Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer signs at Books & Books on Saturday, January 18th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before, and became the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows her from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot.

This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

TX – I Am Amelia Earhart Signing

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Writer Brad Meltzer appears at Half Price Books on Thursday, January 16th at 6:00 PM.

Press Release:

New York Times bestselling author, Brad Meltzer, will be at our Flagship HPB to sign and discuss his new children’s books, I am Amelia Earhart and I am Abraham Lincoln, both part of the Ordinary People Change the World series. Come meet Brad and have your books signed on Thursday, January 16 at 6 p.m. Copies of these titles are available for purchase as specially-priced new items. Quantities are limited. No pre-orders. Event tickets will be handed out on the day of the event. See store for details.

Half Price Books
5803 East Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75231

NYC – I Am Amelia Earhart Signing

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Brad Meltzer appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM to sign his new children’s book I Am Amelia Earhart. JUST ADDED artist Chris Eliopoulos!

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

MO – Matt Kindt Signing

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Matt Kindt signs at Star Clipper Comics on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm

RSVP on Facebook!

Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

NYC – Decoded Signing

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Bestselling author Brad Meltzer appears on Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 7:00 PM discuss his newest book, History Decoded. Meltzer is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History network.

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

FL – Collins County Library Author Event

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Brad Meltzer appears on October 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the FSU Turnbull Center for the Friends of the Leroy Collins County Public Library System’s annual author event.

Get tickets ($50.00) at the link!

Political thriller novelist, non-fiction writer, TV show creator and comic book author. Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, and The Book of Lies. He lives in Florida with his wife and children.

FSU Turnbull Center
555 W Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-3801

CA – Justice League of America Signing

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Writers Geoff Johns and Andrew Kreisberg appear at Earth-2 Comics Northridge on Saturday March 2, 2013 from noon to 2:00 pm to celebrate the relaunch of Justice League of America and Justice League of America’s Vibe. The writers will be available to meet with fans and sign the first issues of both Justice League of America, written by Johns, and illustrated by David Finch, and Vibe, written by Kreisberg and Johns, and illustrated by Pete Woods.

While Johns has been writing the hit Justice League series since 2011, this marks the debut of the classic Justice League of America title in DC Comics’s popular New 52 line of titles. Vibe originated in the 1980s Justice League of America series but the character died heroically in the line of duty.

Justice League of America #1 is being released with 53 covers featuring the United States flag along with the flags of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The event will take place at Earth-2 Comics Northridge located at 8967 Reseda Blvd. on Saturday March 2 from noon-2pm.

All-American snacks will be available from the Munchie Machine food truck.

Geoff Johns is the award-winning writer of such popular comic-book series as Green Lantern, Blackest Night, Aquaman and Superman Secret Origin as well as the screenwriter of acclaimed episodes of Smallville. He currently serves as Chief Creative Office of DC Comics and is a partner in Earth-2 Comics Northridge.

Andrew Kreisberg is currently Executive Producer of the hit Arrow TV series on the CW. In addition to serving as writer and co-executive producer on such TV series as Warehouse 13 and Fringe, he has also written such comic books as Green Arrow/Black Canary and the well-received Batman/Joker tale Dead to Rights.

Earth-2 Comics, founded in 2003, was the 2007 winner of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. In 2009, Earth-2 opened a second location in Northridge. In 2011, Earth-2 was named “Best Place to Stock Up on Trade Paperbacks” by the LA Weekly in their annual Best of LA issue.

RSVP on Facebook!

Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804

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