HeroesCon 2014 Displays Bill Watterson Original Art

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Press Release:

HeroesCon 2014 is proud to display the first published comic strip art from Bill Watterson in nearly twenty years! Watterson completed his inimitable Calvin and Hobbes strip in 1995, and has since remained largely private in his life and art. If you happened to read Stephan Pastis‘ popular Pearls Before Swine strip this week, you may have noticed that Pastis employed a guest artist, billed as a second grade girl named Libby, to help him with three strips. Astute readers speculated about the true identity of the guest artist, and today the Washington Post revealed it to be none other than the legendary Bill Watterson! Pastis tells the whole story on his blog.

In conjunction with Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac, we are happy to be bringing all three Watterson and Pastis strips to Charlotte to display at HeroesCon, June 20 through 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The art will be displayed on the convention floor all weekend, at our Drink and Draw event on Friday night, and at Saturday night’s Art Auction. We’ll also be hosting a panel on Friday, June 20 where fans will get to hear the story of how this remarkable art was produced, how it came to be featured in Charlotte, and the part that Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson plays in all of it.

The three strips produced by Watterson and Pastis will be auctioned off in the coming months, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. This charity works closely with our good friends at Team Cul de Sac, for whom we host our annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw charity event. More specifics regarding the auction of these pieces will be available at HeroesCon, here on our site and at Team Cul de Sac‘s page in the coming weeks.

HeroesCon is the only place anyone will be able to see the rare Watterson and Pastis original art in person before they are auctioned off. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for comic and art fans across the country, and we are humbled and honored to be bringing it to Charlotte.

HeroesCon takes place June 20 – 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Bill Watterson and Cul de Sac panel takes place Friday, June 20 at 5:30 at the convention center.

KS – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) signs at Watermark Books on Saturday, April 5th at 5:00 pm!

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Watermark Books
4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218

OH – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) signs at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm!

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West Shore UU Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116

KY – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) signs at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm!

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Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, Kentucky 40503

WI – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis signs at A Room of One’s Own on Monday, March 31st at 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

A Room of One’s Own is SO excited to welcome Stephan Pastis, creator of the popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip and Timmy Failure, a hilarious book for kids, to our store! Stephan will be giving a sidesplitting slideshow for his latest Pearls Before Swine collection, Pearls Falls Fast, for a reading and book signing.

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Please keep your hooves, paws, and snouts inside the ride at all times— the Pearls Before Swine gang is back! Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury continues the saga of lovable Pig, cynical Rat, and the whole crew with two years’ worth of the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic strip Pearls Before Swine. This treasury includes strips from the collections Unsportsmanlike Conduct and Rat’s Wars, along with new commentary from cartoonist Stephan Pastis himself, showcasing even more of his cynical wit and humor than the papers can handle.

Join the Pearls family as they face:

• Stephan going on trial for offensive content

• The crocodiles’ awkward foray into the world of politics

• Zebra’s hilariously futile attempts to bond with his long-lost son, “Plaid”

• Even more of Stephan’s shameless Sunday puns • And many more misadventures!

Stephan Pastis is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning with Pearls Before Swine, which now appears in over 750 newspapers worldwide. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

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A Room of One’s Own
315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI 53703
(608)257-7888

Pearls Before Swine Signing Tour

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, goes on a signing tour across the United States!

Monday, 3/24           Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA – 7:00pm

Tuesday, 3/25          Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM – 7:00pm

Thursday, 3/27       Swift Creek Middle School, 3700 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian, VA – 7:00 pm  RSVP on Facebook!

Friday, 3/28              Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte NC – 6:00pm RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday, 3/29         WORD Bookstore, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ – 4:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

Monday, 3/31           A Room of One’s Own, 315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI –  6:00 pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Tuesday, 4/1             Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY – 7:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Wednesday, 4/2       West Shore UU Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH  - 7:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Thursday, 4/3          BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX - 7:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday, 4/5            Watermark Books, 4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS - 5:00pm - RSVP on Facebook!

TX – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

pffCartoonist Stephan Pastis appears at BookPeople on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

BookPeople Presents Bestselling Cartoonist of Pearls Before Swine STEPHAN PASTIS speaking & signing Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

We’re thrilled to welcome back Stephan Pastis, creator and cartoonist of Pearls Before Swine. He’s here tonight with a brand new treasury collection of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” which features the entire Pearls cast. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Pearls Falls Fast from BookPeople.

PLEASE READ:

The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event.

Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

We are also taking orders for signed copies of Pearls Fall Fast for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world.

Enjoy a new treasury of New York Times Bestselling Pearls Before Swine. In this treasury collection of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct,” and “Rat’s Wars,” the eclectic Pearls Before Swine cast play out their their respective roles. Rat is the arrogant know-it-all, taking constant advantage of the naive and simple Pig, with wise and pedantic Goat looking on in detached disapproval. The incredibly inept Crocs still hold hopes of eating their Zeeba neighbors. Throw in cameo appearances by Guard Duck and Snuffles the Cat and you get the full tableau of Pearls comedy. Stephan’s personal annotations lend insight and more humor to this Pearls Before Swine rendtion.

STEPHAN PASTIS is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

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Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703

FL – Timmy Failure Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) appears at Books & Books on Sunday March 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm to sign Timmy Failure #2: Now Look What You’ve Done.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

PA – Timmy Failure Signing

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Meet Stephan Pastis, bestselling author and creator of the wildly popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip, on Thursday February 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM. He will be in-store with his first children’s book, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

Barnes & Noble - The Court @ Oxford Valley
210 Commerce Blvd, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
215-269-0442

KY – Pearls Before Swine Signing

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Stephan Pastis signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday November 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

About the book:
From fire-breathing jugglers to sword-swallowing illusionists, this treasury showcases multiple strips by Stephan Pastis, along with his original commentary, which provides insight to his thinking at the time random strips were conceived.

Barnes & Noble - The Summit
4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241
502-327-0410

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