MICE Returns for 2014

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MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.

MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.

This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.

MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org

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MA – Indie Comics Signing

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Paul Hornschemeier, Charles Forsman, and Jesse Lonergan sign at Hub Comics on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm!

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

MA – Will Eisner Week 2014

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Denis Kitchen and Paul Hornschemeier appear at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday March 6th from 6:00 till 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

At the invitation of Stephen Weiner, director of the Maynard Public Library in Maynard, MA, the Million Year Picnic comic shop will participate in Will Eisner Week as the Boston metro-area representative of the event. To honor Eisner’s birthday, there will be a Q&A session between Paul Hornschemeier (creator of Mother, Come Home; The Three Paradoxes; the New York Times Best Seller Life with Mr. Dangerous, as well as the short story collections Let Us Be Perfectly Clear and All and Sundry) and Denis Kitchen (a cartoonist in the “underground comix” movement, he founded Kitchen Sink Press (1969-99) as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), and co-authored three scholarly works on comics creators) on the anniversary of Will Eisner’s Birthday, Thursday, March 6th, 2014, 7pm at the Cambridge Public Library.

From www.willeisner.com, “Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration honoring the legacy of Will Eisner and promoting sequential art, graphic novel literacy, and free speech.” Will Eisner Week features a series of events to be held early March 2014 in more than a dozen cities around the country to honor the work and career of the great comics innovator Will Eisner (1917-2005), the comics medium, and the graphic novel format.

About the Speakers:

Denis Kitchen, a cartoonist in the “underground comix” movement, founded Kitchen Sink Press (1969-99), a pioneering house that published early comics and graphic novels by R. Crumb, Will Eisner, Harvey Kurtzman, Al Capp, Scott McCloud, Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, Mark Schultz, Howard Cruse and countless others. In 1986 Kitchen founded the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit First Amendment organization, and chaired it for its first eighteen years. He’s co-authored three books: The Art of Harvey Kurtzman (Abrams, 2009) with Paul Buhle; Underground Classics (Abrams, 2009) with James Danky; and Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary (Bloomsbury, 2013) with Michael Schumacher. A monograph, The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen, was published in 2010. He curates art exhibits in America and abroad featuring comics artists like Eisner, Kurtzman, Crumb and the underground genre. In 2013 he revived Kitchen Sink Books as an imprint of Dark Horse Books with partner John Lind.

Paul Hornschemeier is the author of the graphic novels Mother, Come Home, The Three Paradoxes, the New York Times Best Seller Life with Mr. Dangerous, as well as the short story collections Let Us Be Perfectly Clear and All and Sundry. His prose and comics – which have been translated into multiple languages and garnered international awards – have appeared in publications ranging from Life Magazine to The Wall Street Journal. He has taught art and creative writing for The University of Chicago and lectured internationally. His animation appears on IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!” He lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

NYC – Artists Authors Thinkers Directors Signing

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Press Release:

Graphic Novelist Paul Hornschemeier visits our cozy rare book room on Thursday February 6th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM to chat about his latest project, a volume that catalogues his sketchbook drawings of people who have proved most influential on his life in art and cartooning.

This gorgeous book culls images from Paul’s notebooks and drawing blog, The Daily Forlorn, which is one of Tumblr’s featured illustration blogs. Between these pages, a monochromatic, stippled Stanley Kubrick coexists with a muppet-head Frank Oz. A line drawing of Lenny Bruce brushes shoulders with a triangular Werner Heisenberg.

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors displays Paul’s morphing styles that famously tailor to the narratives and moods of his graphic novels’ storylines. An evening for comics fans and aesthetes alike!

Buy a copy of Artists Authors Thinkers Directors or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

Fantagraphics Schedule at SDCC 2011

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Fantagraphics is puttin’ the “comics” back in Comic-Con as we head to San Diego this week with a slew of scintillating signings, almost two-dozen dynamite debuts, and a collection of comics sure to please any comics fan… and fill those enormous free tote bags they give away at the door.

First up, DEBUTS!
• Love & Rockets New Stories 4 by Los Bros Hernandez
• Mark Twain’s Autobiography by Michael Kupperman
• Prison Pit Vol. 3 by Johnny Ryan
• Mome 22, edited by Eric Reynolds
• The Raven by Lou Reed and Lorenzo Mattotti
•  The Art of Joe Kubert, edited by Bill Schelly
• Setting the Standard: Alex Toth, edited by Greg Sadowski
• Esperanza by Jaime Hernanadez
• Like A Sniper Lining Up His Shot by Jacques Tardi
• Gil Jordan, Private Detective: Murder by High Tide by M. Tillieux
• The Pin-Up Art of Humorama, edited by Alex Chun
• Drawing Power, edited by Rick Marschall and Warren Bernard
• Sibyl-Anne vs. Ratticus by R. Macherot
• Willie & Joe: Back Home hardcover and Willie & Joe: The WWII Years softcover by Bill Mauldin
• The Armed Garden by David B.
• Complete Peanuts 1981-1982 (Vol. 16) by Charles Schultz
• Even More Jewish Comedians by Drew Friedman
• The Hidden by Richard Sala
• The Man Who Grew His Beard by Olivier Schrauwen
• Nuts by Gahan Wilson

Next up, SIGNINGS!

Thursday, July 21st:
1:00 – 2:00 PM    Joyce Farmer / Esther Pearl Watson
2:00 – 3:00 PM    Bill Schelly / Robert Goodin
3:00 – 5:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
5:00 – 6:00 PM    Frank Stack / Paul Hornschemeier

Friday, July 22nd:
11:00 – 12:00 PM    Joyce Farmer / Bill Schelly
12:00 – 1:00 PM    Floyd Norman / Wilfred Santiago / Frank Stack
1:00 – 3:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
3:00 – 4:00 PM    Paul Hornschemeier / Anders Nilsen / Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 – 5:00 PM    Mark Kalesniko / John Pham / Malachi Ward
5:00 – 7:00 PM    Johnny Ryan
5:00 – 6:00 PM    Jon Vermilyea
6:00 – 7:00 PM    Robert Goodin
Saturday, July 23rd:
12:00 – 1:00 PM        Wilfred Santiago / Bill Schelly
1:00 – 2:00 PM        Joyce Farmer /  Frank Stack
2:00 – 4:00 PM        Paul Hornschemeier / Johnny Ryan
3:00 – 4:00 PM        Esther Pearl Watson
4:00 – 5:00 PM        Mark Kalesniko
4:00 – 6:00 PM        Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez
6:00 – 7:00 PM        Robert Goodin / Jon Vermilyea / Malachi Ward

Sunday, July 24th:
11:00 – 12:00 PM   Joyce Farmer / Jon Vermilyea / Esther Pearl Watson
12:00 – 1:00 PM    Mark Kalesniko / Frank Stack
1:00 – 3:00 PM    Gilbert Hernandez / Jaime Hernandez / Mario Hernandez

All the action awaits you at our usual spot, Booth #1718!

And don’t miss our amazing PANELS!  I won’t get into all the details, because Mike did so earlier here on the FLOG, so click on the date to see our previously posted full rundown on each panel!

Thursday, July 21st:
• 12:30-1:30     Spotlight on Bill Schelly [Room 8]
• 1:00-2:00     CBLDF Master Session 2: Shannon Wheeler [Room 30CDE]
• 2:00-3:00     Love and Rockets — Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario Hernandez [Room 9]
• 2:30-3:30     Joyce Farmer: Special Exits, A Memoir [Room 4]
• 3:30-4:30     Spotlight on Frank Stack  [Room 4]
• 6:00-7:00     Comics for Social Justice: The Making of Oil and Water [Room 9]

Friday, July 22nd:
• 10:30-11:30     Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Critical Approaches to Comics: An Introduction to Theories and Methods— Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan with panelist, Andrei Molotiu. [Room 26AB]
• 1:00-2:00     Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Wordless Comics with Andrei Molotiu. [Room 26AB]
• 12:00-1:00     CBLDF Master Session 3: Jaime Hernandez [Room 30CDE]
• 1:00-2:00     Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels with moderator Justin Hall  [Room 9]
• 1:00-2:30     The Golden Age of the Fanzine moderated by Bill Schelly. [Room 24ABC]
• 10:30-11:30     Cartoon Network Comedy: Regular Show/The Problem Solverz and More! The Problem Solverz talent includes Ben Jones, John Pham, and Jon Vermilyea. [Room 6A]
Saturday, July 23rd:
• 10:00-11:30     50 Years of Comic Fandom: The Founders with Bill Schelly [Room 24ABC]
• 11:30-12:30     Bill Blackbeard: The Man Who Saved Comics with Trina Robbins [Room 24ABC]
• 12:30-1:30     Fantagraphics 35th Anniversary  [Room 24ABC]
• 1:00-2:00     Spotlight on Anders Nilsen [Room 4]
• 2:30-3:30     The Art of the Graphic Novel with Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, A Memoir) [Room 24ABC]   

Sunday, July 24th:
• Nothing. Come shop with us!

PHEW! And, can you believe it? This is only the beginning! Stay tuned to the Fantagraphics FLOG, Twitter and Facebook for important (we mean it!) Comic-Con announcements all week long!

CA – Life with Mr. Dangerous Signing

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PAUL HORNSCHEMEIER signs at Secret Headquarters on Friday, June 10th from 7pm – 9pm.

Come celebrate the release of Paul Hornschemeier’s new book, “Life with Mr. Dangerous”! Join Paul and the SHQ gang for drinks, book signing, and good times. It’ll be Paul’s only Southern California stop until Comic-con, so don’t miss it!

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

IL – Life with Mr. Dangerous Release Party

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Paul Hornschemeier signs on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 6 pm.

Join us for a book signing to celebrate the release of local cartoonist and illustrator Paul Hornschemeier’s Life with Mr. Dangerous (Villard).

Somewhere in the Midwest, Amy Breis is going nowhere. Amy has a job she hates, a creep boyfriend she’s just dumped, and a best friend she can’t reach on the phone. Plus her often painfully passive-aggressive mother bought her a horribly age-inappropriate gift for her 27th birthday; a pink unicorn sweatshirt!  Gliding through the daydreams and realities of a young woman searching for definition, Life with Mr. Dangerous showcases acclaimed cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier’s gift for deadpan humor and dead-on insight with a droll aftertaste—an unlikely but welcome marriage of the bleak and the hopeful.

About the author:
Born in 1977, Ohio native Paul Hornschemeier is also the author of the series Forlorn Funnies, and the graphic novels Mother, Come Home, and The Three Paradoxes, as well as the short story collections Let Us Be Perfectly Clear and All and Sundry. His prose and comics—translated into multiple languages and garnering international acclaim and awards—have appeared in Life Magazine and The Best American NonRequired Reading series and he has illustrated for clients ranging from Intel to the Wall Street Journal to This American Life. His work was recently featured in the MCA exhibition, New Chicago Comics. He lives and works in Evanston, Illinois.

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

NYC – Life with Mr. Dangerous Signing

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Paul Hornschemeier signs on June 1st from 7:00PM 8:00PM.

From rising star Paul Hornschemeier, Life with Mr. Dangerous is a touching, often funny, always heartfelt graphic novel about a twenty-something girl just trying to put her life in order.

Paul Hornschemeier has been nominated for multiple Eisner, Ignatz and Harvey awards, and his work has been translated into several languages. He spends his time working on his art, various music projects and doing illustration work for clients American Life, CNN and Life magazine. 

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

IL – Strange Tales Signing

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Becky Cloonan (Demo, Pixu)!

Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed To Thrizzle)!

Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Mini-Sulk)!

Challengers!

Chicago Comics!

THE BIGGEST EVENT YOU’VE EVER SEEN (on March 6th)!

Challengers and Chicago Comics are pleased to bring you STRANGE TALES SATURDAY: A full-day, two-store celebration of the new Strange Tales hardcover from Marvel.  Your bestest day ever kicks off at Challengers at 1pm, with a one-hour Panel Q+A featuring all three creators.  Then it’s a signing with Michael, Becky and Jeffrey at Challengers from 2pm-4pm.  BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THERE!  The fun moves over to Chicago Comics at 6pm, with another two-hour signing with Mr. Kupperman, Ms. Cloonan and Mr. Brown, followed by a “will wreck your Sunday” AFTERPARTY at 8pm.

Should be an amazing day of comics, conversation, celebration and commuting.  One note, though.  Purchase of a Strange Tales hardcover from EITHER store the week of signing (with receipt as proof) is required to attend the signing.  You’re welcome to bring MORE items to get signed (and we’ll have other books if you need ‘em), but you will be required to purchase a copy of the STRANGE TALES hardcover at either Challengers or Chicago Comics, and if you get it before the event, just bring your receipt with you.  Cool?  Thanks!

THIS JUST IN: Paul Hornschemeier joins the signing!!

March 6, 2010 ~ 1:00 – 4:00pm

 Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R, Chicago, IL 60647

March 6, 2010 ~ 6:00 – 8:00pm

Chicago Comics – 3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, Il. 60657

WA – Portable Grindhouse Launch Party

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Fantagraphics Gallery Anniversary Party

The Fantagraphics comics store and gallery in Seattle, Washington, will celebrate its third anniversary with a party on December 12 featuring such indie comics creators as Peter Bagge, Femke Hiemstra, Paul Hornschemeier, Jay Ryan, Dame Darcy, and Jim Woodring. The event will also serve as the launch party for the new Fantagraphics book Portable Grindhouse. Entrance is free to the general public, and entertainment will be provided by Bagge’s band Can You Imagine. More details are available here. The Fantagraphics Gallery is located at 1201 South Vale Street, Seattle, WA 98108.

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