NYC – Access All Areas Signing

Scott Ian, founding member of the band Anthrax, appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book: Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life.

Guitarist, author, and rockstar Scott Ian has amassed a collection of crazy and fun stories from his life on the road. This new book includes tales of humor, excess, debauchery, food, booze, and chaos as well as his encounters with celebrities like Dimebag Darrell, Trent Reznor/NIN, Madonna, Lemmy Kilmister, John Carpenter, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slayer, David Lee Roth, and many more.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Access All Areas or a $15 gift card 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 – Drew Friedman’s Chosen People Signing

Drew Friedman appears in conversation with Frank Santopadre at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00 PM.

Artists, cartoonists, comedians, musicians, actors, politicians, Drew Friedman has drawn them all. He’s illustrated everyone from the famous and the infamous including the likes of Johnny Cash, Marc Maron, Redd Foxx, Gilbert Gottfried, The Marx Brothers, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, and of course Friedman favorite Shemp Howard. After years of drawing, Drew has gathered his favorites and compiled them into one collection.

Join us in the Rare Book Room as Drew shares his collection. He will be joined in conversation by comedian, producer, and podcaster Frank Santopadre.

Drew Friedman is a cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in such periodicals as Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Observer, Esquire, RAW, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice and Mad. His works have been anthologized into seven collections, and he has illustrated a number of books, including Howard Stern’s Private Parts and Miss America.

Frank Santopadre is a comedy writer and producer for television, radio, and live events, currently working as a staff writer on ABC’s The View and as the co-producer and co-host of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast!.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Drew Friedman’s Chosen People or a $15 ticket 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 – Words & Music: Roxane Gay + Ben Arthur

Author Roxane Gay will read from her book Difficult Women and Ben Arthur will perform musical responses at the Strand Book Store on Saturday, November 4th at 4:00 PM.

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

NYC – Literally Me Signing

Cartoonist Julie Houts appears in conversation with Karah Preiss at Strand Book Store to present Literally Me on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Literally Me is the first collection from Julie Houts, designer and “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” (Vogue). It is a collection of darkly humorous illustrated essays expanding upon her popular social media dispatches, lampooning modern female identity in the social media age. She hilariously deconstructs “the creating, and the unraveling, of modern female identity, specifically in the young, urban, and stylish sphere” (Vogue). In 2016, Julie Houts’ Instagram following exploded, and she became a media darling. Her witty, darkly humorous illustrations have won her a diverse following, from college coeds to city sophisticates to A-list celebrities. The book will have 75% new material.

Julie Houts is an illustrator and former womenswear designer at J. Crew. She was raised in Fort Wayne, IN and St. Louis, MO before studying at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago and Parsons School of Design in New York. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Nylon, Man Repeller, Stylebop, Huffington Post, and Refinery29. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Karah Preiss is a writer/producer living in New York City. In March 2017, Karah launched the online reading community B E L L E T R I S T with her friend and creative partner Emma Roberts. Belletrist is a dedicated online community for readers, the books they love, and the authors who write them, with the goal of promoting intellectual curiosity both online and off.

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

NYC – Comics for a Strange World Signing

Cartoonist Reza Farazmand signs Comics for a Strange World at Strand Book Store on Thursday, October 26th at 7:00 PM.

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

NYC – Soonish Signing

Zach & Kelly Weinersmith appear at the Strand on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM to sign SOONISH!

Press Release:

Technology is advancing more rapidly than ever before, and things once considered the stuff of science-fiction are now becoming more and more plausible. How soon can we expect space colonies? What will it take to get there? Will there be drawbacks?

Scientific researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith has partnered with cartoonist Zach Weinersmith to create Soonish, an intelligent and humorous preview of what lies on the horizon of scientific progress. Kelly and Zach tackle 10 up-and-coming fields of scientific study, dissect them, and analyze where all of these threads will lead. From fully automated robotic construction sites to celestial elevators, the Weinersmiths examine these concepts in great detail, showing how advancements develop, and pinpointing the elements that still impede us from making them a reality. Come for the theory, stay for the illustrations!

This event will be featured by CSPAN!

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Soonish or a $15 Strand gift card to attend. 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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828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Best American Comics 2017 Signing

The Best American Comics series launches its latest collection with this year’s guest editor: Bill Kartalopoulos at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 PM! He will be joined by Ben Katchor, along with a panel of the artists behind his picks for the year’s best comics:

Bill Kartalopoulos is the publisher/editor of Rebus Books and the programming coordinator for SPX: The Small Press Expo. He was a cofounder and the programming director for the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the International Comic Arts Forum (ICAF), a contributing editor for Print magazine, and has worked as an assistant to Art Spiegelman for several years. He currently teaches classes about graphic novels at Parsons, The New School for Design and comics history in the MFA Visual Narrative program at SVA.

Ben Katchor is an American cartoonist and illustrator best known for his critically acclaimed comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer. He has contributed comics and drawings to The Forward, The New Yorker, Metropolis magazine, and weekly newspapers in the United States, and is a Guggenheim Fellowship and MacArthur Fellowship recipient.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of Best American Comics 2017 or a $15 Strand gift card to attend. 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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828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – The Struggles of Game Design

Press Release:

Join Strand Book Store in the Rare Book Room on Wednesday September 27th at 7:00 PM as Jason Schreier joins game developers Amanda Gardner (Perception) and Bill Gardner (Bioshock) to discuss the ups-and-downs of video game development, moderated by Jake Baldino from the hit YouTube channel Gameranx.

JASON SCHREIER is the news editor at Kotaku, a leading website covering the industry and culture of video games, where he has developed a reputation for fearless reporting on a variety of tough industry subjects. He has also covered the video game world for Wired, and has contributed to a wide range of outlets including The New York Times, EdgePaste, Kill Screen, and The Onion News Network. This is his first book.

AMANDA GARDNER: A lifelong gamer, Amanda has been fully-immersed in the geek lifestyle for as long as she can remember. Amanda writes all the things – books, video games (Perception), parenting and mindfulness blog posts, you name it. When she’s not writing, she’s juggling her four children and teaching yoga. Amanda also serves as the Perception’s producer, a role she was born for, considering all she does is chase after people anyway.

BILL GARDNER spent over twelve years in various design roles at Irrational Games. On games like SWAT 4BioShock and BioShock Infinite, he worked as Level Designer, Lead Designer, Design Director and User Experience Specialist. He’s had his hand in all aspects of Irrational’s award-winning design, and even managed to walk away with a few accolades of his own. Now Creative Director at The Deep End Games, Bill spent the past three years on Perception, a video game about a blind woman exploring a haunted mansion. Now out for PS4/XB1/PC.

JAKE BALDINO is a producer of video game, entertainment, and technology related content and has fun doing it. He is a host, creator, and lead producer of the hit channel Gameranx on YouTube and talks about all things movie and game related on his personal platform BecauseVideoGames.

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

NYC – Star Wars Made Easy Signing

Join Christian Blauvelt, creator of the ultimate guide Star Wars Made Easy, at Strand Book Store on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM as he hosts a quiz night and gives out prizes to the real Jedi masters (or Sith Lords)!

Light vs Dark, Desire vs Detachment, Fear vs Hope, Good vs Evil. No matter how you view the enduring saga of George Lucas’ golden egg, the Star Wars franchise has captured the hearts of fans worldwide for generations. With it’s distinct flavor of fantasy married with science fiction, it’s no wonder that its iconic ships, heroes and scoundrels have become the stuff of pop culture. But how well do you really know Star Wars?

From what planet do the Wookies hail? How many Dewbacks were in the original 1977 theatrical (i.e. best) cut of the first Star Wars movie? What vehicle does Luke use to bullseye Womp rats in his spare time? What is the “Rule of Two”? Which bounty hunter in ESB is wearing an old costume from a Doctor Who episode? How many total Wilhelm screams are in the main 7 Star Wars films? Who shot first?? With all these questions, there is only one way to determine who is the greatest trivia Jedi of them all: it’s time for a Star Wars trivia night!

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

NYC – My Pretty Vampire Launch Party

Katie Skelly appears alongside Gary Panter in conversation with Nicole Rudick at Strand Book Store on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Celebrate the release of Brooklyn’s own Katie Skelly’s brand-new comic, My Pretty Vampire, with a conversation about influence and its aftermath.

Clover the vampire yearns for the days before she became a creature of the night. She misses excitement, adventure, and the occasional stroll in the sun. Her brother, Marcel, forces her to be a shut-in, claiming that it is to keep her safe from those who would harm her in the outside world. However, just because Clover lacks a soul, doesn’t mean she’s lost her innate curiosity. After she plots her escape, she hopes to have a wild, marvelous and sensual journey befitting of adventurous nature.

Katie will be joined in conversation by fellow cartoonist Gary Panter, whose new book, Songy of Paradise, is a wild and wooly “cover” of John Milton’s Paradise Lost, starring a hillbilly on a vision quest. They’ll discuss growing into and out of your biggest influence with the Paris Review’s Nicole Rudick.

Admission Options: Buy a copy of My Pretty Vampire or a $15 Strand gift card to attend. 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

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