MA – The Fantasy in Everyday Life

Join authors/illustrators Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) at the Carle Museum on Sunday, October 1st at 3:00 PM as they discuss the increasingly popular fantasy and sci-fi genre for middle grade readers. Book signing to follow program.

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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-6300

MN – Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Signing

Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM!

Grab your adventuring gear and prepare for an afternoon of excitement with Ben Hatke and his latest graphic novel, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King. Come meet the bestselling author and illustrator of Mighty Jack, Zita the Spacegirl, and Julia’s Home for Lost Creatures. We’ll hear all about Jack’s latest adventure, talk about making books and comics, have time for questions about epic adventures, and get our books signed!

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.

Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the signing line.

To obtain a ticket, purchase any book by Ben Hatke from Red Balloon Bookshop. Books may be purchased in-store, online, or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. If ordering online, please indicate that you would like a signing ticket in the “notes” field.

Signing Guidelines: After the presentation and Q&A, ticket holders will be called up by number to have their books signed. There is not a limit to the number of books you may have signed by Ben Hatke. Additional books may be brought from home or purchased from Red Balloon. In consideration of the people at the end of the line (and dinner time), you may be asked to select only 1 book to have personalized. Your support of Red Balloon is appreciated!

Photography Guidelines: Photos without flash are allowed and encouraged; however, due to time restrictions, photos in the signing line may be limited to “unposed” photos only. A Red Balloon bookseller will be on hand to help take your photo while you meet the author.

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
651-224-8320

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

WI – Mighty Jack Signing

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Cartoonist Ben Hatke appears at the Cudahy Family Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Ben Hatke, returns to middle-grade fantasy-adventure with the first of two graphic novels retelling Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume, a dragon.

About the Author: 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 novel Little Robot.

Cudahy Family Library
3500 Library Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 769-2244

IL – Mighty Jack Signing

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Ben Hatke appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Middle grade readers will find a hero in Mighty Jack, a fairy tale in graphic novel form by our guest, Ben Hatke, the NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of Zita, the Spacegirl.

EVENT DETAILS
This in-store event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book, Mighty Jack, from Anderson’s. To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson’s Naperville location at (630) 355-2665, or order below.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

AL – Explore the Universe of Illustrator Ben Hatke

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Ben Hatke appears at the Homewood Public Library on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM! From Zita the Spacegirl to Little Robot to the new release of Mighty Jack, Ben Hatke has created a unique universe with his amazing illustrations.  Join us to meet Ben Hatke, try our Magic Bean snack mix and see if you can pin the Z on Zita herself!

Homewood Public Library
1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL 35209
205-332-6600

 

KS – Mighty Jack Signing

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Press Release:

Watermark Books & Cafe will host author Ben Hatke for a reading and signing of his book Mighty Jack on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.

What starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything a dragon.

BEN HATKE’S first graphic novel was Zita the Spacegirl. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Watermark Books
4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218

GA – Mighty Jack Signing

000000000000000_bhatke_mighty-jackBen Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl, Little Robot) appears at Avid Bookshop on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk—to tell Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made.

In MIGHTY JACK, what starts as a normal little garden out back behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything…a dragon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ben Hatke’s first graphic novel was ZITA THE SPACEGIRL. He has published comics stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. Hatke lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

KY – Mighty Jack Signing

000000000000000_bhatke_mighty-jackBen Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl, Little Robot) appears at Louisville Free Public Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM to present MIGHTY JACK! RSVP here…

Jack might be the only kid in the world who’s dreading summer. But he’s got a good reason: Summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever.

But then, one day, she does talk. Maddy tells Jack in no uncertain terms to trade their mom’s car for a box of magic beans. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. The little garden behind his house is about to become home to tiny onion babies running amok, dangerous biting cabbages, and, in a fiery cliff-hanger at the end of this first volume: a dragon.

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 novel Little Robot. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters. benhatke.com

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Highlands-Shelby Park Library
1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
502-574-1672

IN – Mighty Jack Signing

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Meet Ben Hatke, Eisner nominated author/artist of Zita the Spacegirl, Little Robot, Mighty Jack and more! Starting with a Q & A session at noon, this amazing day will continue with Ben signing his books from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Don’t miss this amazing talent at Aw Yeah Comics on Sunday, October 2!

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Aw Yeah Comics
107 N High St, Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 282-5297