CA – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Skylight Books on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

Press Release: 

Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (LOVE & ROCKETS) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel MARBLE SEASON, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing.  These silver age comics not only influenced MARBLE SEASON, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creator they are today.

MARBLE SEASON is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by  acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, MARBLE SEASON is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and worldbuilding in childhood.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

CA – Everything Together Signing

September 20, 2012 by  
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Comics artist and Kramers Ergot editor Sammy Harkham will discuss and sign the brand new anthology of his short story work, Everything Together, on October 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm.

Sammy Harkham is regarded as one of the most influential cartoonist/editors of his generation. After a decade of work and groundbreaking anthologies, Everything Together collects his short stories. These comics condense vast amounts of emotion and information into nuanced cartoon narratives. Harkham’s classic style is both articulate and expedient. At the center of the book are two vastly different tales: Poor Sailor, a sea-faring myth of a man gone to find wealth for his love; and Somersaulting, a kind of fever dream of teenagers in love, wiling away the summer. Around these stories shorter comic strips tackling everything from Napoleon (if he was a tortured artist) to touching examinations of Jewish mysticism and life in a shtetl, to satires of contemporary University life. Through all these works, Harkham maintains a light touch and emotive wit. The works in this book confirm his place among the best storytellers of his generation.

Sammy Harkham was born in Los Angeles in 1980, moving to Sydney, Australia, at the age of 14. He soon started making his own comics and a zine, Kramers Ergot, which has evolved into one of the most influential comics anthologies published today. His comic strip Poor Sailor, originally published in Kramers Ergot 4, was subsequently included in Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2004 and has been published in French, Korean and Italian. Kramers Ergot has been on numerous “best of the year” lists including the LA WeeklyTimeThe New York TimesDazed and ConfusedThe Comics Journal and Publishers Weekly. In 2006 Harkham started the ongoing comic series, Crickets, and edited The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror, and most recently the eighth volume of Kramers Ergot. A partner in both the renowned bookstore Family, and the movie theater, Cinefamily, Harkham lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

CA – The Voyeurs Signing

Acclaimed graphic novelist Gabrielle Bell discusses and signs her latest work, The Voyeurs, on Friday October 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm.  Bell is the immensely talented artist behind Cecil and Jordan in New York and Lucky, and we’re eagerly anticipating her new book, a memoir covering a turbulent five years in the author’s life.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

CA – New York Drawings Signing

September 20, 2012 by  
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Cartoonist Adrian Tomine signs at Skylight Books on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

CA – First Day on Earth Signing

Cecil Castellucci returns to Skylight Books on Tuesday, October 25th 2011 at 7:30pm to launch her new young adult novel First Day on Earth.  This isn’t just a launch party — it’s also Cecil’s birthday, so expect a party!

Mal lives on the fringes of high school. Angry. Misunderstood. Quiet, but with a lot of words underneath. Seven years ago, Mal disappeared for three days. Everyone tells him it was a breakdown, a seizure, something medical. He thinks it was something different. An alien abduction. But there’s no way for him to know for sure. Then, at an abductee support group, he meets Hooper, who has some otherworldly secrets of his own. And suddenly the truth is closer than Mal ever imagined it could be.

Cecil Castellucci grew up in New York City and is the author of the young adult novels Rose Sees Red, Boy Proof, The Queen of Cool, and Beige, the children’s picture book Grandma’s Gloves, and the comic books The Plain Janes and Janes in Love. Currently, Cecil Castellucci lives in Los Angeles. You can learn more about her at www.misscecil.com and via her blog, castellucci.livejournal.com.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

CA – Hark! A Vagrant Signing

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Kate Beaton discusses and signs her comics collection Hark! A Vagrant at Skylight Books on October 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm 
 
New Yorker cartoonist Kate Beaton will discuss and sign her collection of comic strips, Hark! A Vagrant. This hilarious collection takes readers on a romp through history and literature, with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures. Whether she’s writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.

Kate Beaton grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology at Mount Allison University. Her comics have appeared in the New Yorker, Harpers, The National Post, and The Best American Comics anthology. Her website, www.harkavagrant.com, attracts over 500,000 unique monthly visitors.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

Mister Wonderful Signing Tour

Dan Clowes is on tour promoting his new graphic novel Mister Wonderful:

Tuesday, April 19— 7:30 pm – Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz,CA

Thursday, April 21—7:00 pm – Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA

Saturday, April 30—Los Angeles, CA 11:30 am – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus. Signing at Skylight Books booth. 1:30 pm – Panel Discussion with Jim Woodring and others, followed by book signing.

Discussion with Ben Katchor and Chip Kidd, followed by book signing on Tuesday, May 3—Philadelphia, PA 7:30 pm – Philadelphia Free Library.

Wednesday, May 4—6:00 pm – Brookline Booksmith at the Coolidge Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

In discussion with Chip Kidd Thursday, May 5—7:00 pm – Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, 10003, NY.

Wednesday, May 11—7:00 pm – City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Monday, May 16—7:30 pm – Powell’s Books, 40 Northwest 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

CA – Absolute Green Lantern Signing

 
Geoff Johns signs Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth (DC Comics) from 5-7pm on May 8th.
The popular and prolific comic book writer Geoff Johns will be here to discuss and sign Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth, the deluxe edition of the series that relaunched one of DC Comics’ greatest heroes.

Geoff Johns has written highly acclaimed stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Teen Titans, and Justice Society of America. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novels Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War, Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come, and Superman: Braniac. He is currently working on the story for The Flash feature film, which he will also co-produce.

Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

CA – Locas Signing

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Jaime Hernandez at Skylight Books

Jaime Hernandez at Skylight Books

Saturday, September 12

Los Angeles, CA, 5 PM – 7 PM

LOVE & ROCKETS cartoonist Jaime Hernandez will sign copies of the new hardcover collection of his work, LOCAS II, and discuss his craft with writer Ben Schwartz at Skylight Books.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

 http://www.skylightbooks.com/

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