NJ – Reading Without Walls Workshop

John Patrick Green and Sara Varon appear at Word Bookstore on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM.

This event is part of Reading Without Walls, an annual nationwide reading program encouraging students to read books that they wouldn’t normally choose on their own. This means reading a broad variety of titles with different themes, diverse authors and content, formats, settings, characters, and subjects. This program is a challenge from the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. To learn more about the program and how to participate, visit ReadingWithoutWalls.com.

John Patrick Green grew up on Long Island in New York and went to the School of Visual Arts for graphic design. He is the illustrator of the graphic novels Jax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden and Teen Boat!, both with writer Dave Roman. He’s also worked on comics for Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, Scholastic, and DC Comics. John lives in Brooklyn with zero cats and way too many LEGOs.

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn. Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up. They have received many accolades–among others, Odd Duck was selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2013, Bake Sale was named a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012, and Robot Dreams was on Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List in 2008. In 2013 Sara Varon was a recipient of the Maurice Sendak Fellowship.

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WORD Jersey City
123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
(201) 763-6611

NYC – First Second 10th Anniversary Party

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Join First Second Publishing on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00 PM to celebrate their 10th Anniversary at Mama Says Comics Rock!

This bookend event for the Brooklyn Book Festival will feature Faith Erin Hicks (Demonology 101, Zombies Calling, The Nameless City), George O’Connor (The Olympians Series), Sara Varon (Bake Sale, Robot Dreams), along with many more so you’re not going to want to miss this. Presented as part of Brooklyn Book Festival.

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Mama Says Comics Rock
306 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 797-3464

NYC – Comix Pictionary Showdown

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, Sara Varon, and Frank Cammuso appear at McNally Jackson Books on Thursday October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm to battle it out in an extremely low-stakes game of Pictionary. Illustrations created by the artists over the course of the game will be given to audience members at random, super happy fun times will be given to audience members en masse.

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry), New York City, NY 10012

MA – Hero Envy Signing

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Press Release:

Join “Hero Envy” and the following creators at Comicazi on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm!

Special Guest Star — Chris Giarusso From Mini Marvels and G-Man

ALSO FEATURING…

*Alan and Chris Hebert from HB Comics

*Jason May creator of Robot Dreams

*Matt Herring author of “Pow Bam Sell – The Guide to Comic Book Marketing” and co-host of the Secret Identity Podcast

*Brian LeTendre (tentative) from the Secret Identity as well as author and webcomic creator 

*With other tentative guests to appear

This is an amazing group of creators as well as some of our best friends so this event is guaranteed to be a literal ton of fun!

The signing will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM and we hope to see some old friends there as well as meet some new ones. Come and celebrate comics with us!!

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Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144