TX – FCBD 2018: Comics Friends Forever Signing

 

Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at Keith’s Comics on Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 PM for a signing and Q&A.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

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Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

TX – Comics Friends Forever Signing

Bedrock City Comics Co. is happy to host an in-conversation event with creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson for their joint tour for BE PREPARED and ALL SUMMER LONG at Hamilton Middle School in the Heights on Friday, May 4th at 6 PM.

This event is FREE and open to all of our awesome Bedrock City Citizens and their families. Plus, don’t forget about their FREE comic book, COMIC FRIENDS FOREVER.

Bonus: Houston’s own Eisner Award winning creator, Terry Moore will be the moderator for this event.

Bedrock City Comics will be donating 20% of all book sales at this event to Hamilton’s Library.

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Hamilton Middle School
139 East 20th Street, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-4725

MO – All Summer Long/Be Prepared Signing

Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at The Novel Neighbor on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM to speak in conversation about their upcoming summer-themed books.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

Books for signing will be available for purchase at event.

*Due to time constraints, only books purchased through The Novel Neighbor, either at event or by pre-order, are eligible for signing line.

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The Novel Neighbor
7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 738-9384

OR – Be Prepared Signing

Author and illustrator Vera Brosgol appears at Green Bean Books on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM for a special after-hours release party for her new graphic novel, Be Prepared.

All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. At Russian summer camp, Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

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Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

OR – Graphic Novel Superstars Signing

Ben Hatke and Vera Brosgol appear at Green Bean Books on Monday, September 25th at 5:00 PM for a reading featuring their new books Mighty Jack and the Goblin King and Leave Me Alone!

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Vera Brosgol’s first graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second Books and won an Eisner Award. Her first picture book, Leave Me Alone, was published in 2016 by Roaring Brook Press and won a Caldecott Honor. She has storyboarded for Laika on the feature films CoralineParanormanThe Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as for Cartoon Network, Frederator and various commercial projects

Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354