ON – Little Island Comics Grand Re-Opening

Press Release:

Little Island Comics is BACK!!! Offering the widest possible array of graphic novels, manga, and comics for people 12 years old and younger, Little Island celebrates its Grand Re-Opening during March Break 2018 with a slate of creator appearances, refreshments and activities– with a sale to jumpstart your library of great comics for kids!

When it opened in 2011, Little Island served thousands of young readers, grateful parents, enthusiastic educators, and cool aunts and uncles for five years until the original Mirvish Village location closed due to redevelopment. During that time Little Island was more than a retail destination — it was a local hub: a venue for comics-making classes and teacher/librarian sessions, and hosted many book launches and events with kid-lit luminaries like Tomi Ungerer (The Three Robbers), Kate Beaton (The Princess and the Pony), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Jon Klassen (We Found a Hat).

“Little Island has proven to be a key part of The Beguiling’s business overall,” says proprietor Peter Birkemoe. “I’m thrilled to once again devote space where kids and parents can learn, read and start loving comics. And we really missed giving our youngest customers the specific attention they deserve.”

“Little Island Comics responded to the public’s continuing need for specialized books shops as points of discovery, interaction, and creative community,” Little Island Comics manager Andrew Woodrow-Butcher adds. “It’s a bricks-and-mortar success story!”

A year after closing its previous Mirvish Village location, Little Island Comics re-opens in March next door to its parent shop The Beguiling’s newly expanded location at the top of Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market neighbourhood. As The Beguiling enters its fourth decade as North America’s premier comic book retailer, the move to College Street has allowed it to add a gallery and events space, which Little Island will share.

Little Island Comics will be staffed by the same team that worked at the previous location, who also work for The Beguiling’s Library Services business, which has been helping school and  public libraries curate their comics collections for more than 15 years. Comics as a medium has become a mainstay of educational library collections in the last decade, and parents and educators will appreciate the expert help in selecting titles that address curriculum objectives, learning challenges, and a wide variety of reading levels. Kids will appreciate the engaging visual storytelling in some of today’s most popular books for young people!

Little Island will offer a 20% discount on all in-print kids comics, picture books, and graphic novels throughout March Break (March 10-18, 2018) to encourage families to dig into graphic novels! The week will culminate in a Grand Re-Opening Party on Saturday, March 17th, with refreshments, drop-in activities, story time, and appearances by such creators as:

  • Scott Chantler (The Three Thieves series)
  • Naseem Hrab (Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend)
  • Brian McLachlan (Draw Out the Story)
  • Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
  • Kean Soo (March: Grand Prix, Jellaby)
  • Britt Wilson (Cat Dad, King of the Goblins)
  • Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind, Science Comics: The Brain)

…and more! For details on the line-up for the Grand Re-Opening, please follow Little Island Comics on Facebook and Twitter (@littleislandcmx), or check back here on the Little Island blog regularly!

Little Island Comics
323 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2 Canada
416 533 9168

BOOM! Studios’ ECCC 2018 Exclusives & Signings

Press Release:

BOOM! Studios unveiled their lineup of exclusive items and full signing schedule today for Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) 2018, which will take place at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA, during March 1-4. BOOM! Studios will once again occupy the most prominent booth on the floor, #1002 on the SkyBridge, and offer can’t-miss limited edition exclusive items for sale including:

  • Adventure Time #20 variant cover by Trungles
  • Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #1 variant cover by Ben Dewey
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #24 variant cover by Adam Gorham
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers limited edition print by Goñi Montes
  • Rugrats #5 variant cover by Jay Fosgitt

 

 

Additionally, BOOM! Studios will feature a diverse array of opportunities to meet your favorite comic book creators and get your comics signed all weekend long, including:

Thursday, March 1st:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark Crystal)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Ryan North, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Michael Kingston, Michel Mulipola (WWE)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Cara McGee, Josh Trujillo (Dodge City)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Royden Lepp (Rust)

Friday, March 2nd:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Chrystin Garland, Missy Pena (Steven Universe)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Sean Rubin (Bolivar)

Saturday, March 3rd:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Steve Cardenas (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho (Lumberjanes)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Matt Kindt, Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings)
5:00 PM-5:50 PM – Royden Lepp (Rust)
6:00 PM-6:50 PM – Sean Rubin (Bolivar)

Sunday, March 4th:

11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Chrystin Garland, Missy Pena (Steven Universe)
12:00 PM-12:50 PM – Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline on Adventure Time)
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Kyle Higgins, Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Kelly and Nichole Matthews (The Power of the Dark Crystal)
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Cara McGee, Josh Trujillo (Dodge City)
4:00 PM-4:50 PM – Jay Fosgitt (Bodie Troll)

Signing All Day, Every Day

David Yost (“Billy Cranston,” Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Series)
Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Lisa DuBois (Rugrats)

The previously announced programming lineup from BOOM! Studios at ECCC includes:

Thursday, March 1st
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours at The Seattle Public Library
Time: 3:15-4:15PM | Location: Microsoft Auditorium, Seattle Public Library (1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104)

Tailored specifically for librarians and educators, join us for an introduction to comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios as they discuss their diverse titles produced under four distinct imprints (BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM!), from quality licensed books to captivating originals. Featuring Matt Kindt (Grass Kings), Tyler Jenkins (Grass Kings), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Cara McGee (Dodge City), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), Royden Lepp (Rust) and Sean Rubin (Bolivar). Moderated by Dafna Pleban (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

Friday, March 2nd
Lumberjanes: The Hardcore Lady Type Panel
Time: 4:00-5:00pm | Location: TCC L3-R1

BOOM! Studios’ Lumberjanes is one of the biggest success stories in comics—and their biggest adventures yet are coming in 2018! Join co-creator Brooklyn Allen, Mariko Tamaki (Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power), series artist Ayme Souyo, series colorist Maarta Laiho and series editor Dafna Pleban to celebrate entering Year Five of Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types!

Saturday, March 3rd
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Time: 1:30-2:30pm| Location: TCC L3-R1

The world of BOOM! Studios has grown bigger than ever before, meaning there’s a comic book for every kind of fan – and this is the panel to Discover Yours! Join Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Josh Trujillo (Dodge City), Cara McGee (Dodge City), Ryan Ferrier (Rocko’s Modern Life), Lisa DuBois (Rugrats), Sean Rubin (Bolivar), Royden Lepp (Rust), and Matt Gagnon (Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios) as they reveal all the big news from the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM! and Archaia, along with some special surprises for every fan in attendance. Moderated by Filip Sablik (President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Sunday, March 4th
Creating the World of Mouse Guard
Time: 1:30-2:30 | Location: WSCC 604

Discover the secrets behind building the world of Mouse Guard, one of the most successful new comics of the past decade, straight from creator David Petersen! Mouse Guard is in development as a feature film by 20th Century Fox, but before that, David crafted a world for the graphic novel series with a sense of history, materials, arts, values, architecture, culture, and language. Explore the past, present, and future of The New York Times bestselling series that everyone’s talking about, from comic books to coloring books and more! Moderated by Cameron Chittock (Editor, BOOM! Studios).

For continuing news on BOOM! Studios at Emerald City Comic Con, including exclusive merchandise and signing schedules, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

 

ON – Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017

Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Nicholas Gurewitch appear at No One Writes to the Colonel for the Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017 on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

No One Writes to the Colonel
460 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A1
416-551-7647

 

ON – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & Pals Signing

Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, and more appear at The Beguiling on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM to sign Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE! This issue brings together an amazing amount of talent in one book including series creators Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, GARFIELD creator Jim Davis (WHAT) and many many more!

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

ON – Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party 2016

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Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! Things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing. This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by Chip Zdarsky, writer of the to-be-released-that-day Star Lord from Marvel Comics. We’re also lining up a few other very special guests, but we wanted to let you know to Save The Date first and we’ll update this post with info as it comes in!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan, Chip, and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

All of this is happening Thursday, December 17th, at Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor St. W., near Bathurst TTC), on the second floor. We hope we’ll see you there!

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.

CA – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

000000000000000_black-widow-red-vengeance2Margaret Stohl appears alongside Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Judy Stephens, and Shannon Hale at Kepler’s Books on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 PM to sign Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Get free tickets at the link…

Press Release:

Calling all fans of Black Widow, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, Squirrel Girl, A-Force, The Watcher, cosplay and all things Marvel: some of the best creators in the Marvel Universe are coming to Kepler’s and were throwing a party to celebrate.

You know her name: Natasha Romanova. You know her codename: Black Widow. You’ve seen her fight alongside Daredevil and Spider-Man in the comics and on the big screen as Scarlett Johansson firing off widows stings and fighting alongside (and sometimes against) Hawkeye, Captain America and the Winter Soldier. Margaret Stohl, the #1 New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures series, brings back Natasha for her second solo adventure in Black Widow: Red Vengeance, the action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies Black Widow and Ava Orlova, the equally deadly Red Widow delving deeper into their powers revealing more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training. (Don’t call her a sidekick; she hates that.)

Bonus! Margaret is bringing some friends:

-Shannon Hale is the New York Times bestselling author of the Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, multiple award-winning Book of a Thousand Days, Dangerous, the Books of Bayern series, and the first four Ever After High books. Her novel for adults, Austenland, was made into a movie starring Keri Russell. Shannon and her husband Dean Hale have collaborated on several projects such as Eisner-nominee Rapunzel’s Revenge and The Princess in Black series. Their much anticipated The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Meets World will be published Feb 2017. They are awesome.

-Ryan North is the creator of Dinosaur Comics, the co-editor of the Machine of Death series, and the author of To Be or Not To Be, the choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet! He has written the Adventure Time comic and writes The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel. Also: awesome.

-Marguerite Bennett is the author of Marvel’s A-Force – an all female Avengers team and writes for Angela: Queen of Hel (a character originally created by Neil Gaiman). She writes things and wins all the points. Again: awesome.

-Judy Stephens is a Marvel producer, blogger, photographer, and cosplay expert. She wears things and photographs things and generally dresses much better than anyone else. Awesome – right?

This will be a celebration of all things Marvel. So come in costume (there WILL be prizes).

Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

UT – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

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Margaret Stohl appears alongside Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Kate Leth, Shannon Hale, and Dean Hale at the Provo City Library on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM to sign Black Widow: Red Vengeance!  The Avengers’ iconic master spy returns in this sequel to Forever Red.

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Black Widow: Red Vengeance from The King’s English.

RSVP on Facebook!

Provo City Library
550 N University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 852-6650

NYC – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

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Press Release:

Join Books of Wonder on Monday, October 10th at 6:00 PM in welcoming author MARGARET STOHL for the launch of Black Widow: Red Vengeance! Margaret will be joined in conversation by fellow authors RYAN NORTH, MARGUERITE BENNETT, and LORRAINE CINK, as well as Marvel’s Director of Content and Development, SANA AMANAT, and Marvel’s Producer, JUDY STEPHENS.

RYAN NORTH for To Be or Not To Be: A Chooseable-Path Adventure and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up the Marvel Universe
MARGUERITE BENNETT for A-Force Vol. 0: Warzones!
LORRAINE CINK for Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

Black Widow: Red Vengeance is the action-packed sequel to the instant best-seller, Black Widow: Forever Red. This time, Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies—Black Widow and Red Widow—delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training.

Pre-order Black Widow Red Vengeance and receive a signed limited edition comic book, Red Widow: First Strike written by Margaret Stohl. *

*Limited to quantities on hand. While supplies last.

We are also pleased to announce a Cosplay contest judged by Marvel staff JUDY STEPHENS. There will be prizes, treats, and wristbands, so come dressed in your very best!

RSVP on Facebook!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NYC – NYCC 2016: Adult Comics Panel

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New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) present:

Adult Comics Panel Friday October 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Jefferson Market Library.
FREE ticketed event – please register HERE

Author Panel from 7:00 – 8:00 PM; signing to follow.

Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris)
Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Batman)
Marjorie Liu (Montress, Avengers: Confidential, Astonishing X-Men)
Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)

Moderator: Joshua Rivera, NY Magazine

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Jefferson Market Library
425 Ave of the Americas (at 10th Street), New York, New York 10011
(212) 243-4334

CA – Black Widow: Red Vengeance Signing

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Join Margaret Stohl at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00 – 4:00 PM for the Marvel “Black Widow: Red Vengeance Tour” featuring Ryan North, Marguerite Bennett, Shannon Hale, Kate Leth, Judy Stephens, and Ann Foley.

The action-packed sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller Black Widow: Forever Red penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. Stohl takes readers inside the minds of Marvel’s most cunning and dangerous spies–Black Widow and Red Widow–delving deeper into their powers and will reveal more than ever before about the infamous assassin and her fledgling hero-in-training

Be sure to be here for this amazing discussion and podcast for “The Women of Marvel

*Giveaway + cosplay contest prize

This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued beginning Saturday, October 15th at 9am to customers who purchase “Black Widow: Red Vengeance from Barnes & Noble at The Grove. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
• Check back for more details as they become available

For more information contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

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