PA – True Blood Star Signs

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Joe Manganiello, star of True Blood and Magic Mike and author of Evolution, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday December 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM for a book talk and signing starting at 4:00 pm. Wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis to those buying Evolution beginning at 9:00 am.

Special Instructions
Please contact store for additional details and rules.

Barnes & Noble
800 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
412-809-8300

TX – Bedrock City Comics Signing

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Phil Jimenez and Frank D’Armata appear at Bedrock City Comic Co. on Saturday November 30th from 2:00 till 6:00pm!

Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

IL – True Blood Star Signs

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Meet Joe Manganiello, the True Blood star, in person and learn the secrets to his phenomenal physique on Friday December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM! Special event rules will apply.

Special Instructions
Free, numbered tickets to establish signing line priority will be distributed starting at 9:00 am on December 6 to customers with a book and proof of purchase from Barnes & Noble Old Orchard or BN.COM. One ticket per customer.

Barnes & Noble
55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL 60077
847-676-2230

NYC – True Blood Star Signs

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Joe Manganiello appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM to sign his fitness book Evolution: The Cutting Edge Guide to Breaking Down Mental Walls and Building the Body You’ve Always Wanted!

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

ON – Battling Boy Launch Party

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Paul Pope appears at Revival on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 7:30pm to debut BATTLING BOY!

Press Release:

The Beguiling and First Second Books are proud to welcome PAUL POPE back to Toronto, to launch his brand new graphic novel series BATTLING BOY! Pope is the renowned creator of personal works including THB, 100%, and Heavy Liquid, but also takes time out to bring his unique verve and visual sophistication to a range of superhero properties in the titles Batman Year 100, Strange Tales, and Spider-Man: Tangled Web! Now he has returned with BATTLING BOY, a straight-up, kick-butt superhero book for kids and grown-ups alike, and The Beguiling and Revival will be hosting him on the evening of Tuesday, October 15th at 7PM!

BATTLING BOY is the story of a boy who must rise to the challenge of defending the super-city of Arcopolis after suffering a tremendous personal loss. An epic adventure with visual nods to classic creators including Moebius and Jack Kirby, BATTLING BOY is an ultra-contemporary take on the heroes’ journey, and a stunning addition to the pantheon of young adult heroes!

Revival
783 College St, Toronto, ON M6G, Canada

ON – Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Signing

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Artist Marco Rudy appears at the Comic Book Lounge for a signing and gallery exhibition on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 7:00pm until 11:00pm.

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The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery
587A College Street, Toronto, ON M6G1B2

ON – Marvel Knights: Spider-Man Signing

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Artist Marco Rudy signs at Paradise Comics on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm.

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Paradise Comics 
3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4N 2L6 Canada

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Phil Jimenez

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Artist Phil Jimenez appears at Society of Illustrators on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:30pm!

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About Phil Jimenez:

At an early age, Phil Jimenez learned of the world of comics through his love of Star Wars, leading him into Marvel Comics series based on the film. In addition, he was a big fan of the Super Friends and Wonder Woman TV show (soon to become a big fan of her comic version, thanks to George Perez’s post-crisis re-launch).

Attending Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, Phil developed the skills he needed to become a comic book artist, being picked by Neal Pozner to draw a two-part Cyborg story in Showcase Œ93. A few of Phil’s more well known works are Fairest, Team Titans, Tempest, Guy Gardner: Warrior, Robin, Invisibles, New X-Men, and is very well known for his work on Wonder Woman, JLA/Titans: Technis Imperative, and his many pin-ups (notably: numerous Secret Files and Origins) and group splashes including the Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, and DC One-Million. Jimenez is currently at work on a creator-owned DC title for their Vertigo line called “Otherworld.”

Phil would also act as the stand-in for Tobey Maguire during the costume-designing scene in the 2002 Spider-Man feature film. But, in addition to his excellent talent for visual art, Phil is an accomplished writer as well thanks in large part to the man who not only hired him, but also taught him to write, draw, and love passionately, Neal Pozner. Unfortunately, Neal passed away in 1994 after contracting the HIV virus.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – A California Childhood Signing

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James Franco appears at The Strand for a very special evening with Frank Bidart on Friday August 9th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Press Release:

Academy Award Nominated Actor James Franco plays with the concept of memoir in his new book A California Childhood, through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories.

An actor treads the line between reality and fiction every time he plays a part, and

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for James Franco, that exploration isn’t limited to the screen—he’s also a visual artist with several exhibitions under his belt as well as the author of the widely praised story collection Palo Alto.

On the evening of August 9th, James will join us in the store for a special conversation and signing with legendary poet and academic Frank Bidart. Aside from the achievement of his many collections, Frank’s 2002 chapbook, Music Like Dirt, is the only chapbook to ever be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. James and Frank will be speaking on memoir, California, and their own approaches to their written and visual creative endeavors.

Buy a copy of California Childhood or a $25 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. This event will be located in our fifth floor loft space, accessible through the elevator bank at 826 Broadway. In order to come up to the event, customers must have already purchased tickets either through our website or at our main floor registers. Doors open at 6pm.

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

Marvel Panel & Signing Schedule for SDCC 2013

Marvel Entertainment has released their panel and booth signing schedule for Comic Con International in San Diego. Highlights include Stan Lee, director Joss Whedon, Hayley Atwell, the cast and crew of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg! Plus many writers and artists from the House of Ideas such as Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr, Sara Pichelli, Mark Brooks, Jeph Loeb, and more!

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