UK – Shade the Changing Woman #1 Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes, Odd Duck) appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday March 7th from 1:30 – 3:00 PM for an impromptu meet & greet/signing to celebrate the release of Shade the Changing Woman #1 from DC/Young Animal!

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

CA – Cecil Castellucci & Sally J. Pla Signing

Press Release:

Mysterious Galaxy is happy to host writers Cecil Castellucci and Sally Pla on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM for their new releases, Don’t Cosplay with My Heart and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine! We will be transforming the store into a mini comics & cosplay celebration for the evening. Cosplay, costumes, and general geekery strongly encouraged!

In Don’t Cosplay with My Heart, Edan Kupferman loves escaping into cosplay as her favorite character, Gargantua – especially when her real life is a mess. When a boy at school gets her into her element at ComicCon, she begins to learn how to be her own hero.

Cecil has written several young adult books and graphic novels, including The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home, and Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. In addition to writing, she is the Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

In Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, a young boy escapes into comics when he gets overwhelmed by the world around him. He invents his own superhero, John Lockdown, and with his help tackles a scavenger hunt through downtown San Diego to overcome his fears. School Library Journal praises it as “an excellent addition to promote social-emotional learning.”

Sally’s previous work includes The Someday Birds and Benji, The Bad Day, and Me. She is a prolific traveler and an advocate for neurodiversity. She currently lives in Southern California with her family and giant goldendoodle pup.

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Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

CA – Don’t Cosplay with My Heart Signing

Author Cecil Castellucci appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM to her new novel DON’T COSPLAY WITH MY HEART.

When Edan Kupferman dresses up like her favorite character, Gargantua, she feels tall and powerful. That’s important right now, because her family is a mess, her best friend is gone for the summer, her crush is confusing, and Edan’s feeling small and not sure which end is up. When Edan’s cosplaying, she can be angry, loud, and not the good girl everyone thinks she is. And when she’s at conventions, she feels like she’s found her own Team Tomorrow. But when her personal life starts to spiral out of control, Edan has to figure out whether she needs a sidekick, or if she has the strength to be the hero of her own story.

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth and the Eisner-nominated Odd Duck. She is currently writing Shade the Changing Girl, Vol. 1 Earth Girl Made Easy, an ongoing comic on Gerard Way’s DC Young Animal imprint. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

UK – Shade the Changing Girl Signing

Press Release:

Gosh Comics is happy to have Cecil Castellucci with us again, and nicely timed with Shade the Changing Girl Vol. 1 just out! We will have her signing with us from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Monday, September 18th.

Cecil Castellucci, with us from LA, is a successful author of young adult and graphic novels. She penned the beloved Plain Janes series and the Eisner-award winning kids title Odd Duck. Her new graphic novel is Soupy Leaves Home, a depression-era story following a young girl on the run from an abusive home, and of course she’s writing the new Shade the Changing Girl series for the DC Young Animal imprint.

And hold onto your copies of Shade, as the artist Marley Zarcone will be in on the Friday to sign your copies!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

CA – Young Animal Panel

Skylight Books hosts a discussion about DC’s Young Animal imprint with Gerard Way, Cecil Castellucci, Jonathan Rivera, and Jody Houser on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Gerard Way is the Eisner Award-winning writer of The Umbrella Academy and the comics miniseries The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. He is the creative mind behind the new grassroots imprint, DC’s Young Animal, whose retro-inspired lineup bridges the gap between the DC Universe and Vertigo. Way is also widely known for his former role as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance.

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth and the Eisner-nominated Odd Duck. She is currently writing Shade the Changing Girl, Vol. 1 Earth Girl Made Easy, an ongoing comic on Gerard Way’s DC Young Animal imprint. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. She lives in Los Angeles.

Jon Rivera is a writer of comic books and graphic novels, best known for his work on DC’s Young Animal. CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE, co-written by imprint founder Gerard Way, is one of the line’s inaugural titles.

Jody Houser is the creator behind the webcomic Cupcake POW! Houser has written Faith for Valiant Comics, Max Ride: Ultimate Flight and Agent May for Marvel, and Orphan Black for IDW. She has been a contributing writer to numerous comics anthologies, including Avengers: No More Bullying, Vertigo CMYK: Magenta, and both Womanthology series. Houser contributed to Justice League of America: Road to Rebirth and is currently writing Mother Panic for DC.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

QC – Soupy Leaves Home Signing

Writer Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl, The Plain Janes, Odd Duck) Librairie Drawn and Quarterly on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 PM for the launch of SOUPY LEAVES HOME.

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Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2224

NJ – Reading Without Walls Workshop

John Patrick Green and Sara Varon appear at Word Bookstore on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM.

This event is part of Reading Without Walls, an annual nationwide reading program encouraging students to read books that they wouldn’t normally choose on their own. This means reading a broad variety of titles with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects. This program is a challenge from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit ReadingWithoutWalls.com.

John Patrick Green grew up on Long Island in New York and went to the School of Visual Arts for graphic design. He is the illustrator of the graphic novels Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden and Teen Boat!, both with writer Dave Roman. He’s also worked on comics for Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and DC Comics. John lives in Brooklyn with zero cats and way too many LEGOs.

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades–among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013, Bake Sale was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and Robot Dreams was on Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List in 2008. In 2013 Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

UK – Shade the Changing Girl Signing

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Cecil Castellucci appears at Gosh! Comics to sign Shade the Changing Girl from DC’s Young Animal line on Saturday the 12th November from 1:00 – 2:00 pm!

About Cecil Castellucci:
Worked on books that include Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and Star Wars: Moving Target. She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on Odd Duck, a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

CA – First Second Signing

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Press Release:

Calling all comic book fans! Gallery Nucleus celebrates FIRST SECOND BOOKS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY! Come join us for a group signing with their talented authors of Tune: Still Life, In Real Life, and newest publication Odd Ducks. Get a one-on-one meet and greet with the artists, as they sign their books and chat with fans. Signing starts from 2:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Featured artists:
Derek Kirk Kim
Award-winning author and filmmaker behind “Same Difference,” “Mythomania,” “Good As Lily”(with Jesse Hamm), and “The Eternal Smile”(with Gene Luen Yang.) He has also contributed stories and artwork to numerous anthologies including “Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall,” “Flight, Volume 1,” and “Bizarro World.”

Jen Wang
A cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger’s Fake Mustache. Her graphic novel Koko Be Good was published by First Second. In Real Life is her second book.

Cecil Castellucci
Worked on books that include Boy Proof (Candlewick, 2005), The Plain Janes (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), The Year of the Beasts (Roaring Brook, 2012), and Tin Star (a 2015 Sunburst Award Winner). She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on Odd Duck, a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – YA Authors Signing

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CECIL CASTELLUCCI reads from her young adult novel STONE IN THE SKY, and BEN LOORY reads from his new children’s book THE BASEBALL PLAYER AND THE WALRUS at Skylight Books on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30pm!

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

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