FL – Ukiyo Signings


Local artist and author Cary Polkovitz presents his new Graphic Novel UKIYO on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at TATE’S Lauderhill from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and TATE’S Boynton Beach: 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

The word UKIYO conjures images of the lives of Japanese courtesans and the nobility, a life of excess and luxury. Or it can mean “sorrowful world.” A “transitory world.” An implication of a separate, illusory reality. A staging place for the afterlife. Author and illustrator Cary Polkovitz’s UKIYO centers on an existence based on varying perceptions. Hallucinatory visuals tell a tale inspired by the rapidly advancing technologies of today’s social media and global economic interconnectivity. UKIYO is a study in non-linear storytelling, drugs, online personas, and obsession.

About the Author
Creator Cary Polkovitz cut his teeth as writer and penciler for NeoTek Iconography’s NAU Headhunter during his college years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He then went on to illustrate “Miss Adventure” and “Kodiak” for Men’s Adventure and Penthouse Comix through the mid 90s. Taking a break to teach art and become a well-known painter in South Florida’s “low-brow” art scene, and to have two volumes of his short stories published, Cary has since come back to his roots in the comic book industry.

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4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

801 North Congress Ave., Ste 604, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

FL – Chuck Palahniuk Signing

FCLUB2i1_Miami_TateChuck Palahniuk speaks on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM!  Presented by Books & Books in collaboration with The Center for Writing & Literature at Miami Dade College and Tate’s Comics. RSVP on Facebook!

You must purchase a voucher ($33) at Books & Books to attend this event or online at the link. In exchange for your purchase of this voucher you will receive (1) one autographed copy of MAKE SOMETHING UP: STORIES YOU CAN’T UNREAD plus a signed copy of the first comic edition of FIGHT CLUB 2.

The voucher also serves as your entry for (1) one person to Chuck Palahniuk’s talk on May 26.

Make Something Up will be published on May 26, so this is the launch event! Please plan to claim your copy of the books at the event on May 26. All books will have then been pre-signed by Chuck. There will be no book signing to follow his talk.

You must show your voucher and attached receipt to claim your book and entrance to the event, so if you purchase one in the store please remember to bring it with you that day. Books & Books is NOT responsible for lost or stolen vouchers. For online orders, your voucher will be waiting for you at the event.


chuckpRepresenting work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously published, some not) that will disturb and delight. The absurdity of both life and death are on full display; in “Zombies,” the best and brightest of a high school prep school become tragically addicted to the latest drug craze: electric shocks from cardiac defibrillators. In “Knock, Knock,” a son hopes to tell one last off-color joke to a father in his final moments, while in “Tunnel of Love,” a massage therapist runs the curious practice of providing ‘relief’ to dying clients. And in “Expedition,” fans will be thrilled to find to see a side of Tyler Durden never seen before in a precusor story to Fight Club. Funny, caustic, bizarre, poignant; these stories represent everything readers have come to love and expect from Chuck Palahniuk.

About the Author:

CHUCK PALAHNIUK is the author of fourteen novels—Beautiful You, Doomed, Damned, Tell-All, Pygmy, Snuff, Rant, Haunted, Diary, Lullaby, Choke, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, and Fight Club—which all have sold more than five million copies in the United States. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, published as part of the Crown Journey Series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger Than Fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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FL – Sirens Signing


George Perez appears at Tate’s Comics on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm! He is on tour for his new miniseries with BOOM! Studios, SIRENS! His first original series in over a decade. BONUS: Meet April Hunter Siren character “Agony”, fitness and glamour model.

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4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

George Pérez’s Sirens Signing Tour


Press Release:

Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that comics’ legend George Pérez will be embarking on his first nationwide signing tour to promote his new original series, George Pérez’s Sirens. Pérez will be visiting six different comic shops and three conventions in seven states across the country to meet fans and sign copies of his first original comic book series in over a decade. Appearing alongside the luminary creator at several of the events will be the real-life friends and fans who inspired the Sirens themselves.

As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy—but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don’t even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as…villains? A six-issue bi-monthly miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.

“This is gonna be so much fun,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “George has never gone on a signing tour before, so this a really unique opportunity for his fan base. Spanning the course of two full weeks, George will be visiting numerous comic shops and conventions, meeting fans from all over the country, and introducing them to his newest work, Sirens. A huge thanks goes out to all the retailers and convention organizers that made this possible. And of course, the biggest thanks of all goes out to George for agreeing to pack up and travel all over the U.S.!”

George Pérez will appear at the following locations and dates:

September 5-7Baltimore Comic-Con, Baltimore, Md.

September 17, 6-8pmCollector’s Paradise, Winnetka, Calif.

September 18,  6-8pm, Keith’s Comics, Dallas, Texas

September 19-21Cincinnati Comic Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio

September 22, 6-8pm, Larry’s Comics, Lowell, Mass.

September 25, 11am-1pmThird Eye Comics, Annapolis, Md.

September 27-28Pittsburgh Comicon, Pittsburgh, Pa.

September 30, 5-7pmTate’s Comics, Lauderhill, Fla.

October 1, 4-6pmColiseum of Comics, Sanford, Fla.

George Perez’s Sirens #1 comes out in comic shops on September 17.

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s IrredeemableSons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure TimeRegular ShowThe Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse GuardCow BoyGunnerkrigg CourtRust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

FL – The Empty Man Signing

vdrArtist Vanesa Del Rey appears at Tate’s Comics on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 2pm-4pm to celebrate the release of Boom Studio’s new mini-series “The Empty Man” with an in-store signing!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Cullen Bunn (THE SIXTH GUN, VENOM) and Vanesa R. Del Rey (HIT) are two of the most exciting talents in the industry, and perfectly in sync on this haunting new crime procedural.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: It’s been one year since the first reported case of the Empty Man disease, and no drug has been able to slow its progress. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms include fits of rage, hideous hallucinations, suicidal dementia, followed by death, or a near lifeless, “empty” state of catatonia. As murder cults rise nationwide, the FBI and CDC enter a joint investigation of the Empty Man, hoping to piece together clues to stop the cult and uncover a cure.”

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FL – Battling Boy Signing

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Comic creator Paul Pope appears at Tate’s Comics on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00pm!

Press Release:

Meet Artist & Writer Paul Pope!

Paul Pope is an Eisner award winning artist and writer of THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%, Batman Year 100, and the brand new graphic novel Battling Boy, among other things.

The purchase of each Paul Pope comic or trade, during the event on 11/19/13, guarantees you a maximum of three signatures from him on the items of your choosing.

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4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – Elephantmen Signing

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Richard Starkings, acclaimed comic strip letterer and writer/creator of Elephantmen (published by Image Comics), signs at Tate’s Comics on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The purchase of any Elephantmen comic or trade, during the event on 8/7/13, guarantees you unlimited signatures by Richard Starkings on the items of your choosing.

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4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – Peter Panzerfaust Signing

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Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Tyler Jenkins sign at Tate’s Comics on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 1:00 until 4:00pm!

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Peter Panzerfaust, published by Image Comics, is a high energy action story that blends Red Dawn with Peter Pan. The city of Calais is the first city in France to fall to the Germans in the spring of 1940. A mysterious American boy named Peter rallies a handful of plucky French orphans and they must work together to survive Europe’s darkest hour.

The purchase of any Peter Panzerfaust comic or trade, during the event on 6/15/13, guarantees you a maximum of 3 signatures each from Wiebe & Jenkins.

Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

FL – Silk Spectre Signing

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Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti sign at Tate’s Comics  on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm!

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FL – JLA 100 Project Auction

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George Pérez, Paul Levitz, and Alex Saviuk sign at Tate’s Comics on January 21, 2012 from 5-8pm with a Hero Initiative auction following.

Press Release:

The social event of the season will take place January 21, 2012 at Tate’s Comics in Lauderhill, FL, in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area. Tate’s famous Bear and Bird Gallery will display 297 vintage DC Comics cover proofs from 1964-1974 that once belonged to legendary DC Editor Julius Schwartz. To kick off the exhibition, Tate’s is hosting in-store signing with Paul Levitz, George Pérez, and Alex Saviuk on January 21 as well. In addition, the second leg of Hero Initiative’s “Justice League of America 100 Project” auction will take place on the same evening. All proceeds from this big event benefit Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need.

“Proof of Heroes” is a gallery exhibition running January 20th thru March 3rd which will feature nearly 300 comic book cover printer’s proofs, spanning a decade (1964-1974) of Julius Schwartz’ 42 year run as Editor at DC Comics. All the cover proofs in this collection will be available for sale at the price of $100 each, and include a Certificate of Authenticity.

When The Hero Initiative approached Tate’s Comics about the idea of showcasing this collection in their upstairs gallery space, Bear and Bird, they jumped at the chance.

“These unique and cool cover proofs are an important part of DC Comics history,” said store owner Tate Ottati. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a great gallery event for our customers, and to also help out The Hero Initiative with their very worthwhile cause.”

The “Proof of Heroes” Gallery Show Reception will be held January 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., immediately after the signing from 5pm-8 p.m.

During the Proof of Heroes reception, the JLA 100 Project live auction will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. The Justice League of America 100 Project is an exhibition and auction of original covers created by 100 well-known modern comic book superstars, including Alan Davis, George Pérez, John Romita and Alex Ross. On January 20 and 21, fans will have the opportunity to view this travelling action at Tate’s.

“I’m thrilled to be part of such a great project, and also showcased among so many of the greatest artists in the world,” said Hero Initiative Chairman George Pérez. “And of course, it’s wonderful that sales of the covers will go toward helping many comic creators in need.”

This project represents Hero Initiative’s first major collaboration with DC Comics. In addition to the on-site auction of one-third of the featured covers, both hardcover and softcover editions of The Justice League of America 100 Project, a book collecting all the covers, will be available for sale.

“We are honored to support such a worthwhile cause and encourage DC Comics fans to participate in these Hero Initiative auctions that offer one-of-a-kind Justice League #50 covers,” stated Dan DiDio, co-publisher of DC Entertainment.

If you cannot make this once-in-a-lifetime event and would like to bid on one of these magnificent covers, proxy bidding is available by contacting Joe Davidson at: yensid4disney@gmail.com. Deadline for proxy bids is January 10, 2012.

Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

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