One More Page is proud to host a launch party on Sunday June 10, 2012 from 5-7pm for “Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s.” Join us to celebrate the publication of this fine collection of work from cartoonists around the country in tribute to their colleague, our neighbor Richard Thompson, author of the beloved strip Cul de Sac. A portion of the day’s sales will go to Team Cul de Sac,which is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We’ll feature wine, light snacks, and the opportunity to rub elbows with some mighty fine cartoonists. Bring the whole family!
The following cartoonists that have RSVP’d for Sunday’s event – hope to see YOU there!
We hope that Richard Thompson will be able to join us. Chris Sparks is coming, and Mike Cavna of Comic Riffs will there also.
Kerry G. Johnson
Donna A. Lewis
About the book:
Chris Sparks, a professional web designer, is leading the Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) fundraising effort in honor of his friend Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s disease. With Richard’s support, TCDS asked cartoonists across the country to draw his characters so the artwork could be compiled into a fundraising book and the artwork auctioned to raise additional money.
Hundreds of cartoonists responded and sent artwork for Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, including Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Nick Galifianakis, Mo Willems (The Pigeon books), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Pat Oliphant (Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist), Gene Weingarten and David Clark (Barney & Clyde), Mason Mastroianni (B.C.), Roger Langridge (Muppet Show comic book, Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Fred the Clown), Shannon Gallant (G.I.Joe), Michael Cavna (Washington Post) and more.
One More Page Books & More
2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213
Nick Galifianakis signs on February 11, 2011 from 7:00-8:00 pm
Since 1997 Galifianakis has drawn the cartoons for the nationally syndicated advice column by Carolyn Hax, a selection of which appeared in the 2001 book, Tell Me About It: Lying, Sulking, Getting Fat … and 56 Other Things NOT to Do While Looking for Love. In their encore, the team offers tips about relationships of all kinds, with Galifianakis’s witty drawings making the point that if we can laugh about it, we’ll be all right.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Nick Galifianakis signs on Sunday February 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM.
Everyone knows the only thing more painful than relationships is not having them, or is it the other way around? Whatever, says our author! In his new release he makes the case that either way, the only recourse is to embrace our frailties and laugh!
Barnes & Noble – Burlington
98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA 01803
American cartoonist Nick Galifianakis will be touring his book, “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute,” signing copies for fans. Galifianakis’ work can be seen alongside ex-wife Carolyn Hax’s nationally recognized advice column – named by Time magazine America’s best advice column. “Carolyn Hax” is syndicated in more than 300 newspapers in the US.
With no formal art training, Galifianakis is not just self-taught, but also influenced by his father who is a sculptor and painter. Galifianakis’ early career saw him as an illustrator for “US News & World Report” and “USA Today.” Almost as famous to locals in Falls Church, Virginia as Nick himself, his beloved dog Zuzu passed away in August 2010. Galifianakis maintains a blog, titled Nick and ZuZu, offering followers updates on his goings on.
Barnes & Noble Signing Information
1/29/2011 2:00 PM – University Village SC, 2675 NE University Village Street, Seattle, WA
1/31/2011 7:00 PM – El Cerrito Plaza, 6050 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA
2/02/2011 7:00 PM – Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA
2/05/2011 2:00 PM – Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX
2/06/2011 2:00 PM – Metairie, 3721 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie, LA
2/08/2011 7:00 PM – Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310, Atlanta, GA
2/13/2011 2:00 PM – Burlington, 98 Middlesex Pkwy, Burlington, MA
About the book
Everyone knows the only thing more painful than relationships is not having them–or is it the other way around? Whatever, says author and cartoonist Nick Galifianakis. In his first book, If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons About You, he makes the case that either way, the only recourse is to embrace our frailties and laugh.
Taken from Carolyn Hax’s nationally syndicated advice column, this compilation spins the pain of dating, mothers-in-law, “beneficial” friends and more into … the pain of self-recognition. The intricately drawn pen-and-ink panels and pointed captions explore some of life’s most uncomfortable truths, exposing the humanity in our mistakes, the underbelly of our triumphs and the sheer heroism of trying and trying again.
Throughout this character study of men and women (and the dogs who love them), Galifianakis mines our hopes and insecurities for a unifying truth: If we can’t laugh at ourselves, he’ll do it for us.
“Nick snuck me into my first comedy club when I was only a back-acned teenager. The back acne went away but the comedy stuck. I know that last sentence sounds like a lyric from a Joan Baez song, but trust me, it’s original.” –Zach Galifianakis, from the foreword
“Nick’s cartoons are funny, witty, and smart. But what makes them so special are how universal and true they are, making the laughs they bring all the more poignant. Relationships, in all their glory, have never been captured quite so succinctly and with such charm.” –Amy B. Harris, writer/producer for Sex and the City
“Nick Galifianakis understands relationships unbelievably well, for a guy. My guess is he actually menstruates.” –Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Washington Post humor columnist
Source: Amazon’s page for Nick Galifianakis’ “If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute”
Nick Galifianakis signs on Sunday, January 30th at 4pm at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside.
With searing observations on life, love, relationships, and pet camaraderie, If You Loved Me, You’d Think This Was Cute: Uncomfortably True Cartoons about You (Andrews McMeel) features Nick Galifianakis’s intricate black-and-white illustration style paired with his biting wit and a pointed message: If we can’t laugh at ourselves, he’ll do it for us.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209