IL – Ant Colony Signing

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Michael DeForge signs his new book at Quimby’s on Saturday, February 8th, at 7:00 pm!

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

Marble Season Signing Tour

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Gilbert Hernandez goes on tour for Marble Season in April & May 2013! Gilbert will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today. Seriously folks, don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.

Here are his dates written out nice ‘n’ neat! It’s going to be a GOOD spring.

BALTIMORE: Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm
101 Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK CITY: Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Ave.

MONTREAL: Wednesday April 17th, 7 pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.

CHICAGO: Thursday April 18th, 7 pm
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave.

PORTLAND, OR: Sunday April 21st, 7:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside

LOS ANGELES: Wednesday April 24th, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.

FORT WORTH, TX: Friday April 26th
Texas Library Association, Forth Worth Convention Center

TORONTO: Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th
TCAF, Toronto Reference Library

IL – Hic & Hoc Signing

Lauren Barnett, Neil Fitzpatrick and Bernie McGovern sign at Quimby’s on Saturday August 18, 2012  from 7-9pm.

Lauren Barnett
Barnett has been posting comics to her website for almost 7 years. She has self published 4 mini comics (I’d Sure Like Some Fucking Pancakes, Secret Weirdo, Was That Supposed to be Funny?, and A story about Fish). Her work has been printed in many anthologies and carried in stores across the US. Hic and Hoc Publications recently published her first full length book collecting her comics from 2008-2012 called Me Likes You Very Much. She currently lives in Brooklyn NY.

Neil Fitzpatrick
Neil Fitzpatrick has been drawing Neil Jam comics in one form or another for many years. He self published the first assemblage of Neil Jam comics in minicomic form. Neil Jam #1 was released in the summer of 1997. Neil Jam has seen print in dozens of minicomics since then, as well as a handful of indie-comics anthologies. In addition to comic books, he’s dabbled quite a bit with Neil Jam in comic strip form. Neil Jam ran as a student comic strip at the University of Missouri for four years. He currently lives in Chicago.

Bernie McGovern
Bernie McGovern is a puppet designer, illustrator, and comics artist living in Chicago. He teaches for Snow City Arts in Rush Hospital’s pediatrics ward, where children can continue to learn while missing school. Current Snow City Arts projects include a patient-designed video game and shadow puppet animation. His personal projects include the graphic novels “An Army of Lovers will be Beaten” and “The Cosmouse.” His puppets have appeared in plays by Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Neo-Futurists of Chicago, The Hypocrites, Dog & Pony, Sanculottes, and Drinking & Writing Theater. He has a great love for collaborators, juniper, hazelnut infused chocolate, and his parents.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – Modern Cartoonist Signing

Daniel Clowes and Alvin Buenaventura sign at Quimby’s in Chicago this Thursday May 17, 2012 at 7:00pm.

About the book:
Throughout his twenty-five-year career, Daniel Clowes has always been ahead of artistic and cultural movements. In the late 1980s and 1990s his groundbreaking comic-book series Eightball defined the indie aesthetic of alternative comics, with wit, venom, and even a little sympathy. His breakthrough success, Ghost World, convinced mainstream readers of comics’ literary potential. In the new millennium, with works such as Ice Haven, Wilson, Mister Wonderful, and The Death-Ray, Clowes has redefined the graphic novel as an art form.

Now, for the first time, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling graphic novelist, cartoonist, and screenwriter opens his archives. The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist, the first monograph on one of America’s most innovative cartoonists, collects Clowes’s best-known work alongside seldom-seen illustrations, personal photos and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes drawings and sketchbook pages, and unpublished comics and original art. This lavishly illustrated celebration of Clowes’s work, edited by Alvin Buenaventura, designed by Jonathan Bennett, also features essays by noted contributors such as Chip Kidd and Chris Ware.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

Paying for It Tour

Chester Brown is on tour to promote his new graphic novel, Paying for It:

WEDNESDAY MAY 11 | CHICAGO | QUIMBYS | 7 PM
THURSDAY MAY 12 | NYC | THE STRAND | 7 PM WITH TRACY QUAN & BENJAMEN WALKER
SATURDAY MAY 14 | MONTREAL | D+Q LIBRAIRIE | 7 PM
WEDNESDAY MAY 18 | VANCOUVER | VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY | 7 PM WITH LUCKY’S
THURSDAY MAY 19 | SEATTLE | ELLIOTT BAY | 8 PM
JULY 22-25 | SAN DIEGO | COMIC-CON INTL
SEPT 10-11 | BETHESDA | SPX

Wilson Signing Tour

Dan Clowes embarks on his tour this week in support of his first ever original graphic novel. In each city, Dan will be talking with a special guest moderator complete with slide show. (and it’s a great slide show) And in Boston you get to see Ghost World after the event, with an introduction by Dan himself.

05/03/10 | 7 PM Washington DC POLITICS & PROSE With Dan Kois

05/04/10 | 6 PM Cambridge BRATTLE THEATER & HARVARD BOOKSTORE With Hillary Chute

05/05/10 | 7 PM NYC THE STRAND With David Hajdu

05/07/10 | 7 PM Toronto TCAF & TPL With Mark Medley

05/08/10-05/09/10 Toronto TCAF & TPL

05/13/10 | 7:30 PM San Francisco THE BOOKSMITH With Glen David Gold

05/14/10 | 7:30 PM Los Angeles SKYLIGHT BOOKS With Dana Gould

05/16/10 | 7:30 PM Portland POWELLS With Greg Netzer, Director of Wordstock

06/03/10 | 7 PM Oakland DIESEL With Eli Horowitz

06/12/10 | 7 PM Chicago QUIMBY’S (signing only)

06/13/10 | TBA Chicago PRINTERS ROW With Ray Pride

ABOUT WILSON: Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friend and stranger alike into a series of one-sided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor. After his father dies, Wilson, now irrevocably alone, sets out to find his ex-wife with the hope of rekindling their long-dead relationship, and discovers he has a teenage daughter, born after the marriage ended and given up for adoption. Wilson eventually forces all three to reconnect as a family – a doomed mission that will surely, inevitably backfire.

Squirrel Machine Book tour

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Hans Rickheit (CHROME FETUS COMICS) tours the East Coast to promote his new book THE SQUIRREL MACHINE, published by Fantagraphics.

October 1st (6-7pm)

Forbidden Planet, 840 Broadway, NYC, NY
(212) 473 1576

October 3rd (2-4pm)

Million Year Picnic, 99 Mount Auburn, Cambridge MA
(617) 492 6763

October 5th (4-6pm)

That’s Entertainment, 244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA
(508) 755 4207

October 6th (7-8pm)

Rabbit Hole, 805 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345 0040

October 7th (4-7pm)

Casablanca Comics, 151 Middle Street #2, Portland, ME
(207) 780 1676

October 10th (7pm)

Quimby’s, 1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 342-0910‎

October 11th (2pm)

Vault of Midnight. 219 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI‎
(734) 998-1413‎

Map of My Heart Tour

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John Porcellino Book Tour!

Updated August 17, 2009


Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
7 PM – Cincinnati OH
Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-0123
shakeitrecords.com
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444
www.atomicbooks.com www.atomicbooks.com
w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
SPX
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
www.spxpo.com www.spxpo.com
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087
www.desertislandbrooklyn.com

Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987
www.hubcomics.com

Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
Center for Cartoon Studies

94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319
www.cartoonstudies.org

Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221
www.drawnandquarterly.com/211bernard

Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
(416) 533-9168
www.beguiling.com

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413
www.vaultofmidnight.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444
www.greenbrain.biz

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-0084
www.visiblevoicebooks.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-3445
www.whollycraft.net
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-8710
www.boxcarbooks.org
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.725.9110
www.starclipper.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910
www.quimbys.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
Harper College
Building I, Rm. 115

1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000 x2389
www.harpercollege.edu
Open to the Public!

Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608)257-6050
www.rainbowbookstore.org
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
(319) 358-9557
www.whiterabbitgallery.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-4390
www.bigbraincomics.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
(406) 360-5875
www.wonderfair.com
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)