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  • First Second Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning),
 Box Brown (Andre the Giant), 
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth),
 Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures),
 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians),
 Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West),
 MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).

    Thursday, October 9th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
: Danica Novgorodoff
    • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope

    2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff 

    The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14


    3:00 pm–3:45 pm
 Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
    What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games)Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow CityMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18


    4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    Friday, October 10th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
    • 5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
    Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! 
Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03

    3:00 pm
 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
    Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21

    Saturday, October 11th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
: Jillian Tamaki
    • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow
    • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown

    1:00 pm–1:45 pm
 Spotlight on Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10


    7:15 pm–8:00 pm
 Breaking Good
—with Cory Doctorow

    This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05

    Sunday, October 12th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 11:30 pm–12:30 pm
: Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
    • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
: Cory Doctorow
    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
: Box Brown
    • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
: MK Reed

    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
 Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
    Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03


    2:00 pm–2:45 pm
 Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope

    Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NYRoom 1B03


    3:15 pm–4:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
    in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
    In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01

    4:15 pm–5:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
 in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    MA – Hub Comics Signing

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    MK Reed and Jack Turnbull appear at Hub Comics on Saturday December 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm to read from their new comics The Cute Girl Network and I Survived a Satanic Ninja Cult with a signing to follow.

    Hub Comics – Union Square
    19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

    MoCCA Fest 2012 Programming Schedule

    Press Release:

    MoCCA Fest Programming!
    We’re pleased to announce final times, guests, and agendas for our panels and programs at MoCCA Fest this year. We have two buzzing floors of activity, that include downstairs panel discussions as well as our main exhibitor floor upstairs. Whether you’re perusing the show floor for your favorite finds, catching up on the latest with Gary Panter, or learning to make your very own accordion book, there’s something for everyone.

    -And Families!
    Don’t forget about our Kids Programming on Sunday morning; four devoted programs in a row, designed to be entertaining and fun for the whole family.
    Sunday April 29th, Kids Programs start at 9:30am. Families arriving to the Fest at 9:30am get a special price; $5 for children 6-12 (under 6 free, over 12 normal) with a paying adult.

    PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE ONLINE UNTIL APRIL 26!

    Look below for a complete run of MoCCA Fest programming. Also, be sure to check out moccafest.org for news!

    ROOM A
    SATURDAY

    11:15 Kids Comics Sarah Couri (NYPL), Jorge Aguirre, P. Craig Russell, Matt Forsythe,
    Colleen AF Venable
    You know that old cliche about comics not being just for kids anymore? Well, thankfully some of them still are. The New York Public Library’s Sarah Couri talks to cartoonists who have ventured into world of kids comics and books.

    12:15 A History of Comics Censorship
    Alex Cox (CBLDF)
    The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Alex Cox takes you on guided tour of censorship in comics, from Frederic Wertham to Friendly Franks.

    1:15 The State of Small Publishing
    Heidi MacDonald (The Comics Beat), Box Brown, Craig Yoe, Barry Matthews
    What’s it like running a small publishing company in 2012? The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald talks to an array of publishers about the state of print.

    2:15 Klein Award
    Gary P anter, Bill Kartalopoulos
    Gary Panter receives the 2012 Klein Award.

    3:15 A Nordic Roundtable
    Fredrik Strömberg (SE), Peter Madsen (DK), Kaisa Leka (FI), Bendik Kaltenborn (NO) and Mattias Elftorp (SE)
    The comics culture of northern Europe is brimming with energy, talent and innovation, among other things visible in the new anthology Kolor Klimax from Fantagraphics. Come and meet some of the Nordic artists present at MoCCA.

    4:15 Harvey Pekar’s Final Projects
    Jeff Newelt, Joy ce Brabner, Joseph Remnant , Rick Parker , Sean Pryor, Dean Haspiel, JD Waldman
    Celebrating the life and work of comics pioneer Harvey Pekar with his widow, and writer in her own right, Joyce Brabner, joins a group of his artist collaborators.

    5:15 Carousel
    R. Sikoryak with Michael Kupperman, Domitille Collardey, Shannon Wheeler, Leslie Stein, and Lauren Weinstein. With voices by Julie Klausner, Dave Hill, Scott Adsit.
    Live comics brought to life by cartoonists and a team of talented voice actors.

    ROOM A
    SUNDAY

    11:15 Graphic Novels for Young Adults
    Betsy Bird (NYPL), Raina Telgemeier, Kevin Pyle, MK Reed, Derek Kirk Kim
    The New York Public Library’s Betsy Bird talks to some of the brightest talents in one of comics’ fastest growing demographics.

    12:15 To Run a Comic Stop
    Alex Cox (Rocket Ship), Tucker Stone (Bergen Street Comics), Thor Parker (Midtown Comics), Gabe Fowler (Desert Island)
    Representatives from some of the area’s top comic stores discuss the trials and tribulations of running your own shop.

    1:15 Digital Distribution and the Future of Comics
    David Steinberger (Comixology), Evan Dahm, Leigh Walton, Brian Heater
    A frank discussion about sequential art’s move into the digital age.

    2:15 Memoir
    Calvin Reid, Derf, Peter Kuper, Jennifer Hayden, Mike Dawson
    Maker s of autobio comics discuss filter their lives through sequential art.

    3:15 Daniel Johnston in Conversation
    Daniel Johnston, Brian Heater
    Join the idiosyncratic singer-songwriter for a discussion about his art, including his debut graphic novel, Space Ducks.

    4:15 An Interview with Gary Hallgren
    Gary Hallgren, Danny Fingeroth
    Gary Hallgen, interviewed by Danny Fingeroth, discusses his career from his days as one of the creators of the notorious Air Pirates, through his illustration work for a zillion publications, from the NY Times and MAD through You: The Owners Manual.

    5:15 Animation from Augenblick Studios and Ugly Americans
    Aaron Augenblick, Devin Clark, R. Sikoryak
    Aaron Augenblick (founder of Augenblick St udios), Devin Clark (creator of “Ugly Americans”), and more show animated clips and shorts from their television, film, and independent projects.

    ROOM B
    SATURDAY

    12:15 With Nicolas Mahler and Tom Gauld
    Nicolas Mahler, Tom Gauld, Brian Heater
    Brian Heater interviews two artists; Tom Gauld of Scotland, and Nicolas Mahler of Austria.

    1:15 Checklist for a New Comic: A Guide to Getting Started
    Jess Abel, Matt Madden
    In this brief seminar, Jessica Abel and Matt Madden will walk you through the many considerations you should keep in mind when you embark on a new comic of any kind. Abel and Madden will help you strategize and come up with a working plan for your next project, and will cover: creative block and coming up with ideas; choosing a format and platform that makes sense; setting goals and scheduling your time so that you can reach them; finding an audience and looking for collaborators and/or publishers. So bring some paper and be ready to take notes on your next big (or small) project!

    3:15 Hans Rickheit in Conversation
    Hans Rickheit, Brian Heater
    Brian Heater takes on Hans Rickheit–musician, performance artist, cartoonist.

    4:15 Big City Dare2Draw
    Hosted by TJ Glenn & Charles D Chenet
    Featuring dynamic figure drawing, with action poses, using props and, then, the signature “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards, for charity. Prizes provided by our sponsors. Dare2Draw is a non-profit, platform organization for artists, providing mentoring, networking and resources for artistic development, while encouraging goo d health and business practices for cartoonists and providing the opportunity to connect with each other, face-to-face.

    ROOM B
    SUNDAY

    9:30 Kids Program: Comics Are Awesome!
    John Green (Teen Boat!)
    Learn how an idea in your head becomes a comic on a page. John Green and Colleen AF Venable will take you on a collaborative journey through the process of creating characters and stories for comics.

    10:15 Kids Workshop: From Concept to Comic
    John Green (Teen Boat!, Phineas and Ferb), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig Pet Shop Private Eye, First Second Books)
    Kids Program continues!

    11:15 Workshop: Drawing with Rick Parker
    Rick Parker (Beavis & Butthead, and Papercutz)
    Join cartoonist Rick Parker for an insightful, funny and hands-on workshop in cartooning! This workshop is great for cartoonists of all ages.

    12:30 CCS Presents: The Expanding Comic Workshop
    Robyn Chapman (Center for Cartoon Studies)
    If you think that a comic book is just a bunch of pages between two covers, think again!  There is a wide variety of book making techniques that allow you to fold, flip, and turn your comics in unusual ways. Jon Chad, author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth, will team up with comics educator Robyn Chapman to introduce three unique book forms. Then the workshop participants will construct and illustrate their own expanding comic books!

    2:00 A Discussion with Josh Neufeld and Shannon Wheeler
    Josh Neufeld (A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge), Shannon Wheeler (Oil and Water, Too Much Coffee Man)
    These two creators interview one another about their work in comics, especially as it relates to their approaches documenting tragedy on the Gulf Coast.

    4:00 Coming to America
    Emma Hayley (Publishing Director, SelfMadeHero)
    Reporting on the flourishing UK and European comics scenes and the launch of a new graphic novel imprint in the US.

    4:45 Euro comics: Kiki de Montparnasse and the French Comics Scene
    Doug Wallace, Jose-Louis Bocquet
    Jose-Louis Bocquet (Senior Editor, Dupuis – France / Author, Kiki de Monparnasse) and Doug Wallace (Marketing Director, SelfMadeHero)
    discuss the European comics scene and Catel & Jose-Louis Bocquet’s first US graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse.

    NYC – First Second Party

    November 14, 2011 by  
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    First Second Books is an award-winning publisher of graphic novels; on Tuesday November 15th at 7pm McNally Jackson hosts a celebratory fifth anniversary reception, featuring the following artists and writers:

    • Dave Roman
    • Mike Cavallaro
    • MK Reed
    • Mark Siegel
    • Molly Crabapple
    • Danica Novgorodoff
    • John Leavitt
    • Susan Kim
    • Laurence Klavan
    • Carla Jablonski
    • Matt Madden
    • Joe Infumari
    • George O’Connor

    McNally Jackson Books
    52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry), New York City, NY 10012

    Punchbuggy Tour

    Ken Dahl (Monsters, Welcome to the Dahl House), Liz Baillie (My Brain Hurts, Freewheel) and MK Reed (Cross Country, Americus) continue their tour.

    The Punchbuggy Tour is a multimedia event featuring live comics readings accompanied by a lively ukulele and banjo soundtrack, interspersed with acoustic performances by the artists showcasing their abilities on the ukulele, kazoo and glockenspiel! All three artists will be reading from their most recent works, which will be on sale at each event, and the artists will be available for signing books, babies and body parts before and after the performance.

    All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.

    PUNCHBUGGY TWO: SPRING FORWARD, PUNCH BACK!

    Tuesday, March 23 @7pm – Amherst, MA @ Hampshire College (West Lecture Hall)

    Wednesday, March 24 @ 7pm – Providence, RI @ Ada Books

    Thursday, March 25 @ 7pm – Somerville, MA @ Hub Comics

    Friday, March 26 @ 7:30pm – Montreal, Quebec @ the Drawn & Quarterly Store

    Follow the Punchbuggy Tour online at http://www.punchbuggytour.com!

    Map of My Heart Tour

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    John Porcellino Book Tour!

    Updated August 17, 2009


    Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
    7 PM – Cincinnati OH
    Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
    (513) 591-0123
    shakeitrecords.com
    w/ Noah Van Sciver
    (Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

    Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
    Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
    (410) 662-4444
    www.atomicbooks.com www.atomicbooks.com
    w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
    (Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

    Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
    SPX
    Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
    www.spxpo.com www.spxpo.com
    w/ Noah Van Sciver
    (Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

    Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
    Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-5087
    www.desertislandbrooklyn.com

    Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
    Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
    (617) 718-0987
    www.hubcomics.com

    Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
    Center for Cartoon Studies

    94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319
    www.cartoonstudies.org

    Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
    Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
    (514) 279-2221
    www.drawnandquarterly.com/211bernard

    Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
    The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
    (416) 533-9168
    www.beguiling.com

    Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
    Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 998-1413
    www.vaultofmidnight.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
    Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
    (313) 582-9444
    www.greenbrain.biz

    Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
    Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 961-0084
    www.visiblevoicebooks.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
    Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
    (614) 447-3445
    www.whollycraft.net
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
    Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
    (812) 339-8710
    www.boxcarbooks.org
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
    Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
    Phone: 314.725.9110
    www.starclipper.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
    Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 342-0910
    www.quimbys.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
    Harper College
    Building I, Rm. 115

    1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000 x2389
    www.harpercollege.edu
    Open to the Public!

    Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
    Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
    (608)257-6050
    www.rainbowbookstore.org
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
    White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
    (319) 358-9557
    www.whiterabbitgallery.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

    Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
    Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
    1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    (612) 338-4390
    www.bigbraincomics.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

    Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
    Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
    (406) 360-5875
    www.wonderfair.com
    w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)