NYC – Are You My Mother? Signing

Alison Bechdel signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday May 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

About this Author
ALISON BECHDEL has been a careful archivist of her own life and kept a journal since she was ten. Since 1983 she has been chronicling the lives of various characters in the fictionalized “Dykes to Watch Out For” strip, “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period” (Ms .). The strip is syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, translated into multiple languages, and collected into a book series with a quarter of a million copies in print. Utne magazine has listed DTWOF as “one of the greatest hits of the twentieth century.”

Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
212-362-8835

NYC – Joe the Barbarian Signing

January 19, 2010 by  
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Sean Murphy appears at a launch party for Joe the Barbarian at Bergen Street Comics (between Flatbush & 5th Avenues) Brooklyn on Saturday, January 30th 7pm-close. Original pages will be on display. Refreshments will be served and Sean will be signing.

Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

www.bergenstreetcomics.com

Horns Tour

Joe Hill, co-creator of Locke & Key, goes on tour for his new novel Horns and writes on his blog:

(Photo Credit: Shane Leonard 2009)

HORNS is out in just over a month, which means I’m on tour, which means your chance to see my adorable smiling face (pictured above) is right around the corner. My current tour schedule is below, but keep in mind that it is subject to change, and that dates may be added, removed, or shifted around. You can trust me to update this post as more information comes in. I don’t, for example, have any UK dates, but I know a brief UK tour is under discussion. So stay tuned.

On a related HORNS note, before the week is out, I’m going to put up another post, fielding some of the more common questions I’ve had about the book. If you’ve got a question for me about HORNS, ask it in the comments thread, and maybe I’ll get to it (I’m collecting questions on Twitter as well).

Now I won’t be saying too much about the plot – this will be a spoiler free Q&A – but I’m glad to address stuff about release dates, or how the book got written, or why it took so long, or whatever you might have for me. You can also ask about L&K, H-SB or 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, as long as you can tie it into HORNS in some way. If you did have a good question, you’d actually be doing me a favor by asking it. I have to do a mini-web-video-thing about the book and I don’t have a lot of practice talking about it yet, and so this will help me get my thoughts in order.

2010 TOUR SCHEDULE:

February 16th (Tues) – PORTSMOUTH, NH • River Run Books. 7:00 PM.

February 17th (Wed)  - MANCHESTER, NH • Barnes & Noble. 7:00 PM

February 18th (Thurs) – CONCORD, NH • Gibson’s Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

February 19th (Fri) – MILFORD, NH • Toadstool Bookshop. 6:30 PM.

February 21st (Sun) – SALEM, MA • Cornerstone Books. 3:00 PM.

February 22nd (Mon) – CAMBRIDGE, MA • Porter Square Books. 7:00 PM.

February 23rd (Tues) – SOUTH HADLEY, MA • Odyssey Bookshop. 7:00 PM.

February 24th (Wed) – NEW CANAAN, CT • New Canaan Library. 7:30 PM.

February 25th (Thurs) – NYC, NY • Barnes & Noble (82nd & Broadway). 7:00 PM.

February 26th (Fri) – HUNTINGTON, NY • Book Revue. 7:00 PM.

March 1st (Mon) – PITTSBURGH, PA • Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 7:00 PM. (with an inevitable unscheduled side trip to my personal mecca, the Monroeville Mall, where I’ll probably just wander around, you know, like all the other zombies)

March 2nd (Tues) – SEATTLE, WA • University Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

March 3rd (Wed) – PORTLAND, OR • Powell’s Books. 7:30 PM.

March 4th (Thurs) – SAN FRANCISCO, CA • Booksmith. 7:30 PM.

March 5th (Fri) – CORTE MADERA, CA • Book Passage. 7:00 PM.

March 8 (Mon) – EXETER, NH • Water Street Books. 7:00 PM.

March 9 (Tues) – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME • Borders. 7:00 PM.

March 10 (Wed) – BANGOR, ME • Borders. 6:00 PM.

NYC – An Evening with Archie

January 15, 2010 by  
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Victor Gorelick and Arie Kaplan speak on January 21st at MoCCA

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is pleased to present an evening of Archie Comics with Archie Co-President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick and Archie writer Arie Kaplan!

Thursday January 21st, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

Victor Gorelick (born in Brooklyn) is an American comic book editor and executive. Currently the Editor-in-Chief and Co-President of Archie Comics, the oldest humor comics company in the United States, he has worked for the company for over fifty years in a wide variety of roles.

Victor Gorelick joined Archie Comics as an art assistant, and has served as production coordinator, art director and now as Archie Comic’s Editor-in-Chief and Co-President. Mr. Gorelick has unique knowledge of every facet of the editorial process required to create and publish successful comics. He has done it all from writing to coloring, and everything in between. He has highly regarded artistic skills and an eye for meticulous detail. He also has a well honed sense of the wholesome content of Archie Comics that has been the basis for the bond of trust built with readers by Archie Comics down through the years. He has worked closely with numerous companies designing various custom comic books. For example, he has overseen collaborations between Archie Comics and Kraft General Foods, Radio Shack and even the F.B.I.! He is a moving force on the Comic Magazine Association of America’s Code Authority Guidelines Committee, a  member of the Board of Advisors of the Joe Kubert School where many of today’s comic artists first learned their craft, and he has taught
cartooning as an instructor at the Kingsborough Community College in New York City.

Arie Kaplan is a comedian, MAD Magazine writer, and author of the book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books (JPS). He also wrote the comic book miniseries Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer (IDW Publishing), and he’s written for MTV, Cartoon Network, and PBS Kids. Other comic book credits include the DC title Cartoon Network Action Pack, the Bongo Comics anthology Simpsons Winter Wingding, the Archie Comics title Archie & Friends, and the Papercutz series Tales From the Crypt. Arie will discuss his work as a comic book writer, nonfiction author, and animation scribe.

Arie Kaplan will be signing copies of his award-winning book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books after the talk.

MoCCA Thursdays are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

On view at MoCCA THE ART OF ARCHIE COMICS

now through Februrary 28, 2009

SPIDER-MAN #50, volume 2 by John Romita, Jr., Scott Hanna and J. Michael Straczynski

now through Februrary 28, 2009

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

www.moccany.org

212-254-3511

NYC – Smile Release Party

January 14, 2010 by  
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RAINA TELGEMEIER signs copies of her new graphic novel, SMILE on Saturday, February 13th.
 
*Live visual reading! Perhaps with an embarrassing Valentine’s theme!
*Braces-friendly food!
*90s tunes!

Rocketship, 208 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201-6437

1-718-797-1348

http://rocketshipstore.blogspot.com/

NYC/CA – Additions to Planet Hulk Events

Blair Butler, Joe Quesada & more added to Planet Hulk events

JOE QUESADA ADDED TO NY PLANET HULK EVENT MODERATED BY WWE’s MATT STRIKER; G4′s BLAIR BUTLER TO MODERATE L.A. EVENT

Earlier Tuesday Newsarama and New York Comic-Con invited websites from around the world to share in the world premiere of the first extended clip from the upcoming Planet Hulk animated feature along with exclusive live coverage of the bi-coastal Planet Hulk events on Thursday evening Jan. 14. Now we have further details on the talent and creators featured at each event, co-sponsored by Newsarama and New York Comic Con.

Following the East Coast exclusive first screening of Lionsgate and Marvel Animation’s Planet Hulk, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada will join Greg Pak – the award-winning film director, screenwriter, and fan favorite comic book writer of the original “Planet Hulk” story, along with Marvel Publishing’s Hulk editor Mark Paniccia and President of Marvel Animation’s Eric Rollman in an interactive panel discussion about the original “Planet Hulk” comic book storyline, its transition to an animated feature, as well as the current Hulk comic book storyline “Fall of the Hulks” and this summer’s Hulk event “World War Hulks”.
 

The panel will be moderated by WWE wrestler and Friday Night Smackdown color commentator Matt Striker.
 
Later Thursday evening, following the West Coast exclusive first screening of Planet Hulk, Emmy Award-nominated and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (current writer of Marvel’s Hulk series), Planet Hulk screenwriter Greg Johnson, actor Rick D. Wasserman (voice of the “Hulk”), Planet Hulk Supervising Director Frank Paur and Supervising Producer Josh Fine will participate in an interactive discussion focusing on the production of the highly-anticipated animated film, scheduled for DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release on February 2, 2010.
 

The panel will be moderated by Blair Butler, host of the “Fresh Ink” comic book segment on G4′s Attack of the Show and writer/producer of the show’s “Slasher School” series of animated shorts.
 
Click here for more details about the Planet Hulk event. Website editors, webmasters, and owners click here to learn how your site can participate in the premiere of the first extended clip from Planet Hulk, and live coverage of both panels.

The world premiere of the Planet Hulk clip premieres at Newsarama and NYComicCom.com (or your favorite genre website) at 8pm EST/5pm PST Thursday, Jan. 14, followed by live Planet Hulk NYC event coverage. Live coverage of Planet Hulk L.A. begins at 11pm EST/8pm PST that same night.

NYC – Demo II Release Party

January 12, 2010 by  
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BRIAN WOOD and BECKY CLOONAN celebrate the release of DEMO VOL II on Friday, February 5th, at 8 pm.
 
Rocketship, 208 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201-6437

1-718-797-1348

http://rocketshipstore.blogspot.com/

NYC – Iron Man Signing

January 11, 2010 by  
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Peter David & Sean Chen sign on Jan. 27th

Legendary writer Peter David (Fallen Angel, Dark Tower, X-Factor, a ton more) and artist Sean Chen (Mighty Avengers, Dark Reign: Fantastic Four) will be signing copies of their new book I Am Iron Man #1 EXCLUSIVELY at our Manhattan location on Wednesday, January 27 starting at 5:00pm!

This is your chance to meet industry legend Peter David and the great artist Sean Chen at our first signing of 2010, exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe, Where Fans and Creators Meet!

Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

(off 5th Ave. – opposite the Empire State Building)

http://jhuniverse.blogspot.com/

Tel: (212) 268-7088