NYC – An Evening of Graphic Novels

00000court-booksDean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, and Jennifer Hayden appear at BookCourt on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 7:00PM!

Press Release:

Celebrate some of today’s top graphic novelists! Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, and Jennifer Hayden read from the most recent work with a special reading from the work of the late Seth Kushner.

About Beef with Tomato:

A native New York bruiser is fed up with life in the dregs of a drug-addled Alphabet City where his neighbors are shut-ins and his bicycle is always getting stolen. He escapes from Manhattan to make a fresh start in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, only to face a new strain of street logic—where most everything he encounters is not as it seems.

About Smoke:

After an accident on an industrial farm unhinges two young brothers from reality, they are guided through a weird and wonderful journey by Xolo, the Aztec’s mythological protector of souls. Follow the brothers through a typical day, from their arrival at an industrial tobacco farm bussed in with others early in the morning, throughout their grueling chores and ultimately to the event that drops them into the realm of the Xolo.

About Schmuck:

Schmuck drips with self-loathing, near-sightedness, and sexually frustrated Ashkenazi goodness. In Schmuck, Kushner tells “true” stories based on his own mishaps and mortifying memories, which are energetically illustrated by the cream of the indie comix crop.”—Megan Sass, Heeb Magazine

One man’s awkward coming-of-age-quest to find love in New York City, illustrated by twenty-two artists, whose individual short stories together tell a complete narrative.

About 
When Jennifer Hayden was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, she realized that her tits told a story. Across a lifetime, they’d held so many meanings: hope and fear, pride and embarrassment, life and death. And then they were gone. Now, their story has become a way of understanding her story. For everyone who’s faced cancer personally, or watched a loved one fight that battle, Hayden’s story is a much-needed breath of fresh air, an irresistible blend of sweetness and skepticism. Rich with both symbolism and humor, The Story of My Tits will leave you laughing, weeping, and feeling grateful for every day.

Author Bio(s):

Emmy award winner Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, illustrated for HBO’s Bored To Death, was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and the co-founder of Hang Dai Editions. Dino has written, drawn, and collaborated on many superhero and semi-autobiographical comix and graphic novels, including Fear My Dear, The Quitter, The Alcoholic, Cuba: My Revolution, The Fox, and Beef With Tomato.

Gregory Benton has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, and his books Hummingbird and B+F.

Jennifer Hayden came to comics from fiction-writing and children’s book illustration. Her first collection of comics UNDERWIRE was excerpted in the Best American Comics of 2013. Her new book THE STORY OF MY TITS–a graphic novel about her life and her experience with breast cancer–will be released in September 2015. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and she posts two strips on the web: S’CRAPBOOK at activatecomix.com and her diary comic RUSHES at the goddessrushes.blogspot.com. She lives in New Jersey with her two cats, the dog, her husband, and sometimes their two college-age children.

Book Court
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 875-3677

Locust Moon Comics Festival 2015

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The Locust Moon Comics Festival, Philadelphia’s premiere celebration of comics, illustration, and the graphic arts, returns to the historic Rotunda, just off UPenn’s campus, on Saturday October 31st from 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM. This year’s guests include Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins, Blankets), Chris Claremont (Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine), Noah Van Sciver (Fante Bukowski, Blammo), David Mack (Fight Club 2, Kabuki), Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight, New Mutants), Dean Haspiel (The Quitter, The Fox), Alexa Kitchen and Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), and more to be announced throughout September.

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ATTENDEES: Pay at the door! No advance purchase required. KIDS 13 AND UNDER ARE INVITED IN FOR FREE!

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NYC – Nightworld/Fear My Dear Signing

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books is proud to present a fantastic signing with two great talents, showcasing a great original debut in Nightworld #1 and a fantastic new release of Billy Dogma material in “Fear, My Dear.”

Adam McGovern (Dr. Id, Extinction Seed) starts off his insane new series, Nightworld, with us, which “offers haunted romance, hellish humor, metaphysical fisticuffs and B-movie psychodrama at its best!” This comic is gorgeous, hilarious and absolute madness. You’ll love it, we promise!

Dean Haspiel (The Fox, Fantastic Four, American Splendor) uses his near-mythological talents to bring some new Billy Dogma stories to us in the much-loved “Fear, My Dear.” His “The Fox: Freak Magnet” has also just recently been released by Archie Comics and is a treat to behold!

If you love independent comics, especially weird, crazy and fun ones, you REALLY don’t want to miss it!

*Purchase of Nightworld #1, “Fear, My Dear” or “The Fox: Freak Magnet” required to participate in signing.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

PA – Triple Cartoonist Signing

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Cartoonists Paul Pope, Tom Scioli, and Dean Haspiel appear at Locust Moon Comics on Friday, July 18th at 7:00 pm to sign their new comics!

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Locust Moon Comics and Movies
34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 403-2856

NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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PAUL POPE, DEAN HASPIEL, NICK BERTOZZI, CHRIS MISKIEWICZ, and *just added* BOB FINGERMAN all four of whom will be celebrating the release of new comics, graphic novels, and/or editions of their iconic work, appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

Purchase of Escapo from Forbidden Planet NYC is mandatory to attend the Paul Pope side of our event. Your receipt, and a voucher we will attach to it at checkout, will be your ticket to Paul’s line. We anticipate a large turnout for him, and are limiting additional autographs ONE ITEM per attendee to keep things moving. Please do not bring more than that.

**If you will be here to see Dean, Nick and/or Chris we also encourage purchase of their books (and will have plenty of ‘em… they’re well worth it), but there will be no limit to additional autographs.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Seth Kushner Benefit Signing

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Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Josh Neufeld and Hang Dai Studios appear at JHU Comic Books on  Wednesday, May 28th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Our great friends over at Hang Dai Studios will be joining us for a fantastic signing event with Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds).

Along with celebrating Dean Haspiel’s art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day. Seth Kushner (SCHMUCK, Leaping Tall Buildings), a great comic writer, photographer and artist, and friend of Dean and us at JHU, has been diagnosed with Leukemia. As he awaits a marrow donor, we thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.

Delete Blood Cancer is going to be here, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if we don’t find a match for Seth at our event, there are millions of others that could use your help and you as their match!

Come out, get some comics, meet some great people and help out in the name of one of our great, talented friends!
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
We want to make sure that helping a patient get healthy won’t impact your health. Please review the following list of conditions. If you’re not sure about a condition, feel free to call us: 212-209-6700.

You are eligible to register if you are:
between the ages of 18 and 55
in general good health
at least 4’10” and 110 lbs
below the max weight listed for your height on the chart at the link…

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You are not eligible if you have:
HIV
Hepatitis B or C
Kidney or liver disease
Chronic or severe neck or back problems
Epileptic or other seizure within past year
Diabetes that requires medication
Sleep apnea, breathing problems or severe asthma (daily inhalers are acceptable)
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia

Or a history of:
heart disease/surgery
strokes, including TIA
blood clotting or bleeding disorders
cancer, with the exclusion of melanoma, breast, bladder, cervical (stage O, in situ) and cured localized skin cancers such as basal cell or squamous cell

JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

MD – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Paul Pope, Jason Aaron, Dean Haspiel, Frank J. Barbiere, Joe Harris, David Rodriguez, and Mike DeVito appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Press Release:

Third Eye Faithful — come and join us for the 6th incredible year of THIRD EYE COMICS on Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Oh, and did we mention: IT’S ALSO FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

FREE COMIC BOOKS ALL DAY LONG!

Featuring Special Guests…

(Signings taking place from 9AM-4PM, unless otherwise noted)

PAUL POPE (Battling Boy, Batman Year 100, Escapo, Heavy Liquid)

JASON AARON (Scalped, Wolverine & the X-Men, Thor God of Thunder, Southern Bastards, Original Sin)

FRANK BARBIERE (Five Ghosts, White Suits, Solar)

DEAN HASPIEL (American Splendor, The Quitter, The Alcoholic, The Fox)

JOE HARRIS (X-Files Season 10, Great Pacific, Ghost Projekt)

David Rodriguez (Finding Gossamyr)

Mike DeVito (Stuff of Legend)

AWESOME ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING

Get your picture taken with Doctor Who & the TARDIS Photo Booth!

Get your picture taken with the Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (9AM-1PM)

Bring the Kids & visit our Kids Comics Tent for face-painting, costumed heroes, and staff designated to help guide you towards great all ages reads for your young readers!

SPECIAL 1 DAY ONLY ANNIVERSARY SALE

20% OFF ALL Graphic Novels (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

20% OFF ALL Statues & Toys (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

20% OFF ALL Games (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)

50% OFF SELECT Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers

50% OFF SELECT Toys & Statues

$1.00 Back Issue Bins or Fill A Short Box for $50.00

Line Up Early & Score Swag!

FIRST 25 IN LINE GET A FCBD PRIZE BAG LOADED WITH SWEET SWAG!

FIRST 50 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE SUMMER 2014 T-SHIRT!

FIRST 100 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE X WALKING DEAD FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMMEMORATIVE PATCH!

FIRST 200 IN LINE GET A THIRD EYE X FCBD BUTTON!

CAMPING OUT? WIN DOOR PRIZES, TOYS & MORE!

COME IN COSPLAY & BE ENTERED TO WIN A $200 GIFT CARD!

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Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

MA – Escapo/The Fox Signing

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UPDATE: This event has been postponed, new date TBA

Comic creators Paul Pope and Dean Haspiel appear at New England Comics’ Harvard Square store on Wednesday April 30, 2014 from 3:00 till 7:00 pm! A limited number of certificates of authenticity are available to customers who pre-order Pope’s new book ESCAPO. Please contact the store for further details.

PAUL POPE is a prolific comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Batman: Year 100, Battling Boy, One Trick Rip Off, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. In addition he has done cover art and several short stories for both independent and mainstream publishers.

DEAN HASPIEL is a comic book artist and creator best known for his work on The Fox, The Quitter, and Fear My Dear along with numerous other comic mini-series and illustrations for film.

Please note times may be subject to change.

New England Comics – Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone 617-354-5352

NYC – Cuba: My Revolution Signing

Dean Haspiel (The Quitter, Act-I-Vate Primer, The Alcoholic), signing CUBA: My Revolution at Grand Central from 6:30-7:30pm.

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017