CA – Last Girl Standing Signing

Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame inductee Trina Robbins chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics — in Last Girl Standing. Join us on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30 PM at Pegasus Books Downtown for the official launch and book signing of this hotly anticipated illustrated memoir.

About Last Girl Standing:
Born on the cusp of WWII in 1938, at a time when other little girls dreamed of being nurses and secretaries, Trina Robbins’s ambition was to be a bohemian; and indeed she did. She chronicles a life of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and comics — in Last Girl Standing.

Robbins describes her upbringing in Queens, New York, reading comics through her childhood in the 1940s; visiting the EC offices and becoming part of SF fandom (dating Harlan Ellison at age 16); and posing nude for men’s magazines in the 1950s; living in the Village, over her own boutique where she made clothes for and interacted with rock royalty like David Crosby, Donovan, Cass Elliot; her close relationship with Paul Williams; entering the orbit of underground cartoonists like Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb, Vaughn Bodé, and Bill Griffith, when she started contributing comics to The East Village Other; and, in the ’70s, moving to San Francisco, contending with the phallocentric underground scene, co-founding Wimmen’s Comix, and being invited into Felch Comics (she declined); her work for the National Lampoon, Marvel Comics, and Eclipse in the 1980s; and her crisis as a cartoonist and transformation into an historian and lecturer in the ’90s and 2000s.

From science fiction to the Sunset Strip, from New York’s underground newspapers to San Francisco’s underground comix: Trina Robbins broke the rules and broke the law. From dressing Mama Cass to being pelted with jelly babies as she helped photograph the Rolling Stones’ first US tour, from drunken New York nights spent with Jim Morrison to producing the very first all-woman comic book, this former Lady of the Canyon takes no prisoners in this heavily illustrated memoir.

About the Author:
Trina Robbins produced the first all-women-created comic It Ain’t Me Babe, in 1970, and co-founded the Wimmen’s Comix collective. Robbins has been published by Marvel, DC, Kitchen Sink Press, and Image. Her non-fiction scholarly writing, such as the 2013 release Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists 1893–2013 (Fantagraphics Books) reintroduced the public to important, long-forgotten female artists. As a special guest at the 1977 San Diego Comic-Con, Robbins was given the Inkpot Award. She was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2013. She lives in a moldering, 100+-year-old house in San Francisco with her cats, shoes, and dust bunnies.

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1320

CA – Vague Tales Signing

Eric Haven appears in conversation with cartoonist Rina Ayuyang at Pegasus Bookstore on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:30 PM to present his debut graphic novel Vague Tales.

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While experiencing a succession of bewildering parallel universes, a solitary figure has telepathic encounters with a demonic aviatrix, a wandering crystalline being, a flaming sword-wielding warrior, and a mysterious sorceress, all within the confines of his own apartment. Vague Tales is the debut graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Eric Haven (UR), who moonlighted as a three-time Emmy-nominated producer on the TV show MythBusters and has contributed short comic stories for years to esteemed publications such as The Believer and Kramers Ergot. Haven’s work is dark, absurdist, and deadpan, reflecting the apocalyptic undercurrent of modern times. His inky, rubbery drawings buttress his black, absurdist humor.

Eric Haven was born in Syracuse, NY but has lived most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s worked as a security guard; in a Japanese sake factory; at Industrial Light + Magic; and on the TV show MythBusters, where he was a three-time Emmy Award nominated producer. His book UR (AdHouse) was nominated for an Eisner Award, humor category.

Rina Ayuyang is an Eisner and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist based in Oakland, California. She has exhibited at the Arlington Art Center, the Cartoon Art Museum, and been a cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles Schulz Museum. She also runs the comics imprint Yam Books, and plays the “nice” co-host on the comics podcast, The Comix Claptrap.

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2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1320

OR – Earth 2: Society #1 Signing

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Join Pegasus Books on Saturday, March 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm as they welcome Daniel H. Wilson, Ph.D roboticist, Hollywood screenwriter, DC comic-book writer and New York Times best-selling author of the sci-fi novel Robopocalypse, and its sequel, Robogenesis, currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks. The Portland writer is also known for his humorous “How-To” guides, Where’s My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, and How to Survive a Robot Uprising, as well as several anthologies, including Robot Uprisings and Press Start to Play.

In addition to his many popular prose works, Wilson writes Earth 2: Society, an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. His original pandemic thriller graphic novel, Quarantine Zone is being released by DC Comics on March 22. Wilson’s bold futurist work ranges from hilarious to horrifying, and manages to tap into nostalgia while also being something completely original. His writing has been compared to Isaac Asimov (I, Robot) and Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), and like those authors, Wilson has something to offer both hardcore science fiction fans and casual readers alike. This is a free event and open to all ages.

Pegasus will have several of his works for sale at the time of the signing, including copies of Robogenesis and Earth 2: Society #1, among others. They’re asking that everyone joining the party to make a purchase before entering the signing line, however anyone will be allowed to bring additional copies of Wilson’s work they may already own for a maximum of three signed items per person. Signatures are free as is your memorable time with one of the geek world’s most engaging talents.

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Pegasus Books of Bend
105 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-4588

CA – Patience Signing

0000000-PATIENCE_clowesDaniel Clowes presents his new graphic novel Patience at Pegasus Books Downtown on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The evening will include a Q&A hosted by local comic artist Rina Ayuyang.

Patience is the first all new, original graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) in over a half-decade, and also the biggest and most ambitious book yet in a storied career that includes multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards, a PEN Award, and an Academy Award nomination.

Patience is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work. This 180-page, full-color story affords Clowes the opportunity to draw some of the most exuberant and breathtaking pages of his life, and to tell his most suspenseful, surprising and affecting story yet.

Daniel Clowes was born in Chicago, Il. on April 14, 1961. He attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY from which he graduated with a BFA degree in 1984. He began his career as an “alternative” or “underground” cartoonist in 1985 with the short-lived comic book series Lloyd Llewellyn, a feature loosely based around the adventures of a private detective which, in its gleeful embrace of the detritus of post-war pop culture (1950s science fiction, bad detective fiction, Russ Meyer movies, EC comics, etc) predated many of the popular art trends of subsequent decades. He ended the series in 1987, anxious to move forward with different types of storytelling.

In 1989, he created the seminal comic book series, Eightball, which has since housed almost his entire body of work. Eightball’s consistent evolution has been remarkable, continually setting new standards for comic art for 17 years. In 2001, the adaptation of his graphic novel Ghost World, based on a script by Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff, was released to great acclaim, earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay and winning the Independent Sprit award, among many others. Their second collaboration, Art School Confidential, written by Clowes and starring John Malkovich and Jim Broadbent, was released in 2006.

Clowes was the first cartoonist to be selected for Esquire’s annual fiction issue in 1998. His work has appeared in The New Yorker,Time, Newsweek and many other magazines. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Erika and son Charles, and their beagle Ella. His most recent books are Ice Haven (Pantheon), Wilson (Drawn & Quarterly), Mister Wonderful (Pantheon), which compiles his 20-episode strip in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and The Death Ray (Drawn & Quarterly), which reprints the story from Eightball#23 in hardcover format.

In 2011 Clowes received the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature.

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1320

CA – Killing & Dying Signing

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Join Pegasus Books on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM for a live Q&A with award-winning graphic novelist Adrian Tomine, who will discuss his newest graphic novel Killing and Dying. Tomine’s work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, and his graphic novel Shortcomings was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. This event will be hosted by local comic artist Rina Ayuyang.

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1320

CA – New York Drawings Signing

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Award winning cartoonist and illustrator, Adrian Tomine, appears at Pegasus Books Downtown on Friday October 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm to present New York Drawings: A decade of comics, illustrations, and sketches from the pages of The New Yorker and beyond.

Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

CA – Habibi Signing

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The internationally acclaimed Craig Thompson appears at Pegasus Books on Thursday, September 29 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm for a visual presentation and signing of his highly anticipated new graphic novel, Habibi.

Wheelchair accessible; refreshments served.

This event is free.

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704