DC – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

MD – Science Comics Signing

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Cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at the Takoma Park Library on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Wicks, author of Human Body Theater, returns with another nonfiction graphic novel. This latest volume of the Science Comics series explores the world of coral reefs and their numerous inhabitants, discussing both their biology and their ecological importance. Learn about everything from biodiversity to sea cucumbers with a friendly fish acting as tour guide throughout the pages. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Science Comics Signing

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Cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at Politics & Prose on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM!

Wicks, author of Human Body Theater, returns with another nonfiction graphic novel. This latest volume of the Science Comics series explores the world of coral reefs and their numerous inhabitants, discussing both their biology and their ecological importance. Learn about everything from biodiversity to sea cucumbers with a friendly fish acting as tour guide throughout the pages.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Chester Brown Signing

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Cartoonist Chester Brown appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Brown’s graphic/comic work has consistently taken the genre in new directions; from his award-winning comic-strip biography of the renegade Louis Riel to his comic memoir about his own adolescence, The Playboy, and on to his adult experiences in the graphic Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir of Being a John, Brown has been telling startling stories and creating crisp, evocative artwork—with hand-drawn endnotes. His latest book is an iconoclastic reinterpretation of the Bible; focusing on passages related to Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother, Brown parses scripture for its views on prostitution, including arguments for decriminalization.

Brown will be in conversation with Elizabeth Nolan Brown, staff editor at Reason magazine, where she covers sex policy, civil liberties, gender issues, and other issues from a libertarian feminist perspective.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – The Nameless City Signing

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Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM!

In Hicks’s latest graphic novel, a sprawling metropolis is known only as The Nameless City to its denizens; its advantageous position in the only passage between the mountains and the ocean has subjected it to countless invasions over the years, and its name has changed with each one. Rat, an orphaned street child who has only known life within The Nameless City’s limits, is predisposed to hate Kaidu, a member of the Dao, the most recent people to rule the City. It turns out, however, that Kaidu is nothing like the other Dao who have come to the City for military training; preferring books to guns, he is almost as out of place among his own people as Rat herself is. As an unlikely friendship forms between them, they begin to envision a future in which their two worlds come together in a single, peaceful civilization.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl, and the Nameless City series.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Birdsong Signing

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Artist James Sturm (Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, The Golem’s Mighty Swing) signs his new children’s book BIRDSONG at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM.

Inspired by the Japanese art of kamishibai, or “paper theater,” this wordless story is meant to inspire a performance. A boy and girl are cruelly teasing animals in a forest when a frightened bird takes flight. The children give chase up a mountainside and find themselves confronted by a mystical man who has feathers emerging from his clothing. With a flash like lightning, the children are transformed—into monkeys. Eventually captured by humans, they receive some of the cruel treatment they had earlier perpetrated themselves. In keeping with kamishibai tradition, this tale contains a lesson for young readers to discover as they turn the pages.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Rocket & Groot Signing

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Tom Angleberger appears at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 10:30 AM to sign Rocket & Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!

A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s been drawing since he was a child. This collection of artwork and cartoons showcases the visual side of Friedlander’s wit and humor as he takes subjects both serious and silly to new heights of absurdity.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Jesse Eisenberg Signs

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Jesse Eisenberg appears at Politics & Prose to sign his new book BREAM GIVES ME HICCUPS on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

To accomplishments that include writing and acting in plays—most recently with Vanessa Redgrave—publishing in The New Yorker, and being nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Social Network, Eisenberg now adds a lively collection of short fiction. As likely to take place in a college dorm as in ancient Pompeii, the stories feature a diverse cast of characters and their miscommunications, from Alexander Graham Bell frustrated in reaching someone by phone, to a couple whose email exchange is hijacked by a relative obsessed with Bosnia.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signs

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at Politics and Prose on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am.

In his first novel for adults, the NBA-legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of On the Shoulders of Giants and, not-incidentally, a long-time fan of the Holmes mysteries, focuses on Sherlock’s older, smarter but, according to Arthur Conan Doyle, less industrious, brother. In 1870, however, Mycroft is working hard at the War Office in London and already showing a distinct knack for international diplomacy. When news of strange deaths in Trinidad sends him overseas to investigate, he’s drawn into a puzzle that may involve supernatural beings.

The line for this signing will form outside the bookstore beginning at 10 a.m..

No posed photos will be allowed, but customers may take photos as they move through the signing line.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be signing books only, no memorabilia.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

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