NYC – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at the Strand on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM!

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Joe Hill, award-winning author of NOS4A2, Horns, and other chilling bestsellers, returns with The Fireman, a gripping tale of a plague unlike anything we’ve seen before.

No one knows where it came from, but Dragonscale spreads like wildfire, tracing its victims’ flesh with blackened gold, then setting them ablaze. Harper Grayson, a dedicated nurse, discovers its mark on her own skin and resolves to stay alive long enough to give birth to her son, endangering her husband and everyone around them. As society collapses around them, the ranks close around her as angry Cremation Squads rove the streets, exterminating the afflicted.

A mysterious and compelling stranger Harper met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

Don’t miss this evening with a modern master as Joe Hill presents his latest white-hot tale of perseverance in the face of a civilization in flames.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Megg & Mogg Signing

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Cartoonists Simon Hanselmann and Katie Skelly appear at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 7 PM – 10 PM!

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Simon Hanselmann’s comics don’t spare the bawdy, broke, bad-tempered extremes of its Saturday-morning cartoon characters. Megg and Mogg in Amsterdam takes the titular weed-addled witch and her feline partner out of the suburban home they’ve made in his previous work in Megahex, at VICE, and in mini-comics aplenty, all the way to the stoner capital of Europe. Taking the gang out of their familiar down-under backwater doesn’t lift them from their singular miasma of bleak moods, dire hijinx, and unclear boundaries–join Simon at Strand for a wild night of the same.

Joining Simon in conversation will be fellow cartoonist Katie Skelly, Brooklynite creator of Nurse Nurse, Operation Margarine, the ongoing My Pretty Vampire, as well as comics for the sex-positive website Slutist. She’s also written and lectured about comics for outlets such as The Comics Journal, Fantagraphics, Japan Society, The Center for Cartoon Studies, Fordham University and The New School, and co-hosts the Trash Twins podcast with fellow cartoonist Sarah Horrocks.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Patience Launch Party

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Daniel Clowes’ beloved comics and graphic novels have reached millions of fans right where they live, and beyond: from the stultifying suburban sprawl of Ghost World to the bleak-yet-uplifting Mister Wonderful, he’s delved into the lives of strivers and cynics, turning up their darkest thoughts and their most generous impulses, often in the same panel. He returns to the page with Patience, a gorgeous trip into sci-fi psychedelia, unlike anything he’s done before, yet simultaneously and unmistakably “Clowesian.”

Join Daniel Clowes in conversation with Nicole Rudick, managing editor of the Paris Review, for a celebration of the release of Patience on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Buy a copy of Patience or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The New Mutants Signing

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Join Wisconsin English professor Ramzi Fawaz at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM as he discusses his brand-new, paradigm-shifting study of the comic book form, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics. Dissecting the history of the medium through the lens of queer theory, Fawaz delves into the creation and composition of such seminal series as X-Men and Fantastic 4 and finds a history of selves deconstructed and rebuilt on the page.

Joining Fawaz in discussion is Phil Jimenez, acclaimed artist artist and writer known for his work on Infinite Crisis, The Invisibles, Wonder Woman, X-Men, and many other beloved series.

Buy a copy of The New Mutants or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – BJ Novak Signing

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Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak (The Office, The Mindy Project, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at the Strand Book Store on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM!

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Grownups may know B.J. Novak from his deadpan wit and biting satire (as shown in One More Thing as well as onscreen in The Office and The Mindy Project), but don’t let them fool you–this one’s for the kids. B.J. will be in the Strand’s children’s department to read his hilarious Book With No Pictures, all the way through–no matter what it makes him say!

Buy a copy of The Book With No Pictures to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 2nd floor children’s department at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Ghetto Klown Launch Party

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Actor, comedian, and writer John Leguizamo launches his graphic novel Ghetto Klown in Strand’s Rare Book Room on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM! Adapted from his Drama Desk Award-winning play, Ghetto Klown tells the story or, really, the many stories of John’s life: His hardscrabble childhood in Queens, his megawatt career, and his offstage travails and triumphs.

Buy a copy of Ghetto Klown or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The Art of Peanuts Signing

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Join The Strand on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM for a special evening celebrating the life and beloved work of Charles Schulz through Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, featuring author and all-star designer Chip Kidd and Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts daily comic strip.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Mary Louise Wilson Signing

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Mary Louise Wilson – of Grey’s Anatomy, Louis C.K.’s Louie, and Broadway’s On the Century, just to name a few – brings her wry, fabulously unsentimental voice to the Strand’s rare book room on Monday, October 5th at 7:00 PM for a conversation celebrating the release of her book, My First Hundred Years in Show Business.

Mary Louise will be joined by stage and screen titan Alan Cumming, for a night that film and theater buffs would be sorry to miss!

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The Best American Comics 2015 Signing

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Best American Comics series editor Bill Kartalopoulos leads a dynamic, fun panel with selected artists from the Best American Comics 2015 anthology at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Joining Bill are the longtime New Yorker artist Roz Chast, graphic memoirist of Lucky fame Gabrielle Bell, and the experimental frame-changer Blaise Larmee for a fascinating look at some of the work that went into the past year in words and pictures.

Please purchase a copy of Best American Comics or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Ruins Signing

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Cartoonist Peter Kuper appears at The Strand on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM and will be joined in conversation by Karen Green, librarian of both Graphic Novels and Ancient and Medieval Art at Columbia University.

With a career spanning the pages of the New York Times to MAD magazine, the front lines of political cartoonery at World War 3 to the classroom at Parsons and SVA, the artist and illustrator Peter Kuper is a bona fide veteran of the graphic novel scene. His latest book, Ruins, tells a story of coincidence and fate as a New York couple sets out on sabbatical in Oaxaca, Mexico, and a monarch butterfly departs Canada for sunnier climes in its annual migration.

Buy a copy of Ruins or a $15 gift card in order to attend this event.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

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