NYC – Ted Rall Signing

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Press Release:

On Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm, Ted Rall comes to Strand Book Store to discuss his latest work After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. This mix of non-fiction and cartoons that explores present-day Afghanistan has been hailed by The Nation as “some of the best reporting from Afghanistan by an American journalist.”

What happens when a reporter visits war-torn Afghanistan unaided by army protection? In 2010, American cartoonist Ted Rall succeeded in funding a Kickstarter campaign to perform an on-the-ground American civilian report on life in the far-reaching provinces of Afghanistan.

The result, a mix of cartoons and nonfiction Ted calls After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests, provides an unprecedented account of present-day Afghanistan. Don’t miss this exclusive chat and Q&A with Ted.

Buy a copy of After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests or a $15 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. 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
(at 12th St.)

NYC – Hilda and The Black Hound Signing

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British cartoonist Luke Pearson appears at the Strand Book Store on Tuesday May 6th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

Luke Pearson has gained wide acclaim for his striking illustrations and complex, multivalent comics. His Hildafolk series contains Luke’s signature blend of exuberant visuals and dark, whimsical stories. To celebrate the release of the latest Hildafolk book, Luke will chat about his work and sign copies of Hilda and The Black Hound for fans in our rare book room. This fourth book in the series chronicles the adventurous Hilda and her companion Twig (a blue fox with antlers) in their encounters with the Nisse, creatures who live in a mirror world “where the rules of physics don’t quite match up.”

Luke’s work has been praised as “glorious, exciting if also rather menacing” by the New York Times. Of the series, Slate has said “It’s hard to imagine a better all-ages comic.” Join us for an evening with an exciting talent in comics!
Buy a copy of Hilda and the Black Hound or a $15 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. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – Greenwich Village Stories Signing

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John Leguizamo appears at the Strand Book Store on Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Greenwich Village Stories presents reflections from numerous residents of New York’s most storied neighborhood. With essays that span the entire scope of the Greenwich Village experience, the collection brings together tales of music, food, theater and the joys of daily New York life. Contributors to the book include Brooke Shields, Mario Batali and others who encompass the wide variety of people who live in and work in Greenwich Village.

Actor and comic John Leguizamo will present his own piece from Greenwich Village Stories and share his experiences in New York City. Join us for a delightful evening centered on the history and culture of Strand’s home neighborhood!

Buy a copy of Greenwich Village Stories or a $15 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. 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
(at 12th St.)

NYC – Nick Abadzis Signs

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Press Release:

Nick Abadzis is an acclaimed comics artist and writer (Laika, Hugo Tate). His latest work is a collaboration with French novelist and translator David Camus (author of Knights of the Kingdom). The Cigar That Fell in Love with The Pipe tells the story of a box of cigars Orson Welles receives as a gift on the eve the release of a new film. Weaving together the story of Welles, his wife, the glamorous actress Rita Hayworth, and Conchita Marquez–the greatest cigar maker in world–The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe is a gently humorous and magical story.

Nick will speak with comics journalist Tucker Stone, writer for The Factual Opinion, Comics Alliance, The Comics Journal and sales and marketing representative for Nobrow in the US.

Buy a copy of The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe or a $15 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. 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
(at 12th St.)

NYC – Artists Authors Thinkers Directors Signing

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Press Release:

Graphic Novelist Paul Hornschemeier visits our cozy rare book room on Thursday February 6th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM to chat about his latest project, a volume that catalogues his sketchbook drawings of people who have proved most influential on his life in art and cartooning.

This gorgeous book culls images from Paul’s notebooks and drawing blog, The Daily Forlorn, which is one of Tumblr’s featured illustration blogs. Between these pages, a monochromatic, stippled Stanley Kubrick coexists with a muppet-head Frank Oz. A line drawing of Lenny Bruce brushes shoulders with a triangular Werner Heisenberg.

Artists Authors Thinkers Directors displays Paul’s morphing styles that famously tailor to the narratives and moods of his graphic novels’ storylines. An evening for comics fans and aesthetes alike!

Buy a copy of Artists Authors Thinkers Directors or a $15 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. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin sign at the Strand on Saturday January 25 at 7:00PM.

Press Release:

American icon Congressman John Lewis, the last living member of the “Big Six” leaders who marched for civil rights on Washington in 1963, visits the Strand for an exclusive chat with writer Andrew Aydin in honor of their acclaimed graphic novel, March.

The beautiful collaborative work follows Congressman Lewis’ journey from a sharecropper’s farm in Alabama to a segregated schoolroom, to the the march on Washington and beyond. It charts his commitment to civil and human rights, with meditations on the modern age and the distance we’ve come since the days of Jim Crow. March Book 1 is the first installment in a trilogy that seeks to testify about an important era of history to new generations.

Don’t miss out on this important piece of American history during the week of Martin Luther King Day.

Buy a copy of March Book 1 or a $15 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. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – Black is the Color Signing

bicGraphic novelist Julia Gfrörer signs at The Strand on January 15th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

Join us for an exclusive evening with Julia Gfrörer, author and artist of the soul-darkening, seafaring, ridiculously awesome new graphic novel Black is the Color, out with Fantagraphics! Called “moving” by The Comics Journal, Black is the Color is the sorrowful tale of an unfortunate sailor’s abandonment, and his melancholy meeting of a mermaid named Eulalia.

Filled with cutting humor and poignant, artful images, Black is the Color is sure to become a 2014 favorite. Currently based in Portland, Julia’s work has appeared in Thickness, Arthur Magazine, Study Group Magazine, and Best American Comics.

As Julia’s biography on her personal site thorazos.net espouses, “her last name rhymes with despair, and her heart is black as jet.” Come escape a bleak winter chill in our cozy rare book rooms for a night of comic shop talk!

Buy a copy of Black is the Color or a $15 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. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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

NYC – Are You My Mother? Signing

Alison Bechdel appears at the Strand with Katie Roiphe on Monday October 15, 2012 at 7:00pm.

Press Release:

Graphic illustrator/memoirist Alison Bechdel has quickly moved from a cult hero into the public eye. Her smart, thoughtful, comic and often moving look at family and her funny, open look at lesbian life has made her someone to profile. Even before she became a graphic artist people knew her famed “Bechdel Test” was all over the internet.

Katie Roiphe has written three books of non-fiction including The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism and more recently Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910-1939, as well as a novel. Her provocative work and outspoken position has made her a kind of cultural lightning rod when it comes to women’s issues.

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

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

NYC – Jules Feiffer Signing

Jules Feiffer reads selections from his new memoir Backing Into Forward on April 6th from 7:00 – 8:00PM. The award-winning cartoonist, playwright and author delivers a witty, illustrated rendition of his life, from his childhood as a wimpy kid in the Bronx to his legendary career in the arts.

Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-4805

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