First Second & MacKids Schedule for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

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First Second and MacKids will be exhibiting at booth 1602 during Emerald City Comic Con on March 1-4, 2018, with featured guests Vera Brosgol (BE PREPARED), Jen Wang (THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER), and Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (SPEAK: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL).

The full list of :01/MacKids authors at the show includes: Nidhi Chanani, Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, Tricia Levenseller, Nilah Magruder, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, MK Reed, Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson, Ngozi Ukazu

Thursday, March 1

  • 2:00 PM Swoon Reads Giveaway Hour
  • 3:00 PM Taran Matharu’s The Outcast Galley Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Hope Larson’s All Summer Long Galley Giveaway
  • 5:00 PM Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse Enamel Pin Giveaway
  • 6:00 PM Marissa Meyer’s Wires & Nerve Print and Renegades Sampler Giveaway

Friday, March 2

  • 11:00 AM Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll, Speak: The Graphic Novel Signing
  • 12:00 PM Educator Giveaway Hour
  • 1:00 PM Caleb Roehrig’s White Rabbit Galley Giveaway
  • 2:00 PM Sophie Cameron’s Out of the Blue Galley Giveaway
  • 3:00 PM Tillie Walden’s On a Sunbeam Sampler Giveaway
  • 4:00 PM Vera Brosgol, Be Prepared Giveaway and Signing
  • 5:30 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing

Saturday, March 3

  • 11:00 AM Tricia Levenseller, The Daughter of the Pirate King Signing
  • 12:00 PM Ngozi Ukazu, Check, Please! Galley Giveaway and Signing
  • 2:00 PM Jen Wang, The Prince and the Dressmaker Signing
  • 3:00 PM Mary Pearson’s Dance of Thieves Galley Giveaway
  • 4:30 PM Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina Signing
  • 5:30 PM Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, The Silence of Our Friends Signing
  • 6:30 PM Reading Without Walls Giveaway

Sunday, March 4

  • 11:00 AM Dan Santat’s After the Fall Tote Bag Giveaway
  • 12:30 PM Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson’s The City on the Other Side Signing and Giveaway
  • 1:30 PM Nilah Magruder, How to Find a Fox Signing
  • 2:30 PM Michael Dante DiMartino’s Rebel Genius Notebook Giveaway
  • 3:30 PM Benjamin Harper and Sarah Hines Stephens’s Bug Girl Giveaway

Guests of Honor for MoCCA ArtFest 2018 Announced

The MoCCA Arts Festival has announced Roz Chast, Liniers, Mike Mignola, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin as the Guests of Honor for this year’s show on April 7th and 8th, 2018!

Roz Chast:
Roz Chast has created over 800 cartoons for The New Yorker. Her work focuses on urban and domestic life, in her inimitable line. Her cartoons have also been published in other notable publications like Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones.  Her award-winning titles include her memoirs Going Into Town and Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant (Bloomsbury); Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978 – 2006 (Bloomsbury); The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z (Flying Dolphin Press), with Steve Martin; and many others.

Liniers:
Argentine comic artist Liniers is the creator of over 20 books. His daily comic strip, Macanudo, combines the charm of Calvin and Hobbes with surrealism and lively formal experimentation. Well-known in Latin America, Macanudo has recently been collected in several English-language editions by Enchanted Lion Books. He has recently gained further acclaim with his books for children, Written and Drawn by Henrietta and The Big Wet Balloon, both published by Toon Books in Spanish- and English-language editions.  In 2011 he founded the La Editorial Común, whose focus is to publish works by a diverse body of Argentine authors and artists, as well as foreign creators, with a focus on design. His artwork has also appeared on the cover of The New Yorker magazine.

Mike Mignola:
Mike Mignola is best known for his collection of titles created for Dark Horse Comics, including 13 graphic novels collecting his signature Hellboy series, and spin-off titles B.P.R.D., and Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Witchfinder. His comic book The Amazing Screw-On Head, also published by Dark Horse, received an Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication in 2003. Mignola has co-authored two projects with best selling author Christopher Golden: Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Bantam Spectra) and Joe Golem and the Drowning City (Dark Horse Comics). In addition, Mignola has worked on numerous film and television projects, and is currently co-writing the script for Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, due to be released by Lionsgate in January, 2019.

Nate Powell:
Nate Powell is a New York Times best selling-graphic novelist. He is an alumnus of the School of Visual Arts, having graduated in 2000. His work includes MARCH (Top Shelf), the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (all published by Top Shelf), The Silence Of Our Friends (First Second), The Year Of The Beasts (Roaring Brook Press), and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero (Disney-Hyperion). Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. Powell’s next book, Come Again, will be released in summer 2018 by Top Shelf/IDW.

Andrew Aydin:
Andrew Aydin is the creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. An Atlanta native, Andrew was raised by a single mother, and grew up reading comic books. After college, he took a job with Congressman Lewis. Today, Aydin serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. Andrew’s other works include the 2016 X-Files Annual (IDW), the 2016 CBLDF Annual Liberty (Image), and an upcoming issue of Bitch Planet(Image), as well as articles for the Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance Magazine.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

SF – MARCH: A Graphic History of the Civil Rights Movement

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum, Top Shelf Productions, and IDW Publishing proudly present MARCH, an exhibition of original artwork from the acclaimed graphic novel trilogy written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.

Cartoon Art Museum patrons will discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis, as artist Nate Powell chronicles Lewis’s journey from Troy, Alabama to Washington, D.C. The MARCH graphic novel trilogy, co-written by Andrew Aydin, received the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, was the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Award, has won multiple Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards, and has been a staple of the New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists.

Artist Nate Powell will discuss MARCH at the Cartoon Art Museum on Friday, February 9, 2018. RSVP on Facebook for further details…

About Congressman John Lewis and MARCH:

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

To share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis produced March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell.

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

About Nate Powell, forthcoming guest speaker at the Cartoon Art Museum:

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000.

His work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; You Don’t Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Year of the Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award.

His work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, two Harvey Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN. His books have been placed on school curriculum in over 40 states, and his animated illustrations in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot documentary will reach roughly one million students in 50,000 schools across the nation.

From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time providing support for adults with developmental disabilities alongside his cartooning efforts. He managed underground record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and performed in punk bands Soophie Nun Sqaud and Universe. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Powell’s next book, Come Again, will be released in summer 2018 by Top Shelf/IDW.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

NYC – March Signing

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march_bk1Congressman John Lewis appears with co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 7th from 6-7pm to sign MARCH Book One from Top Shelf Productions.

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Press Release:

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.

Book One spans John Lewis’ youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

John Lewis has been an icon of the civil rights movement since his days as a Nashville college student, organizing sit-ins and participating in the first Freedom Rides. As chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington and a leader of the 1965 Selma–Montgomery March (known as “Bloody Sunday”), where police brutality spurred national outrage and hastened passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He has represented Georgia in Congress for over 25 years and recently received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following his previous award-winning books Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement and Across that Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, he has joined co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell for the new graphic novel March: Book One, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Andrew Aydin, an Atlanta native, currently serves in Rep. John Lewis’ congressional office handling telecommunications and technology policy as well as new media. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where his graduate thesis “The Comic Book That Changed the World” examined the history of the 1957 comic book “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.”

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling comic book artist/writer born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. In addition to March, Powell is also currently drawing the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero, while writing and drawing his own projects.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

VA – The Silence of Our Friends Signing

Nate Powell signs at Big Planet Comics on Friday, February 24, from 6:00 to 7:30.

RSVP on Facebook!

Big Planet
426 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

DC – The Silence of Our Friends Signing

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This event has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell sign at Politics and Prose on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

In this remarkable confluence of talents, Powell’s graphic artistry joins Long’s true story and Demonakos’s narrative skills to depict an episode of the civil rights struggle. In 1967, five black college students in Texas were accused of killing a white policeman. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood not only spoke in their defense, but succeeded in getting the charges against them dropped.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008

WA – Black History Month Signing

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Fantagraphics Bookstore  kicks off Black History Month on  Saturday, February 4 with the debut of two diverse books. Seattle-based  music scholar Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and  Sounds of Black Power 1965 – 1975, will be joined by Seattle authors Mark Long and Jim Demonakos, who together with cartoonist Nate Powell  created the graphic novel The Silence of Our Friends.

While researching this book project in Oakland, archivist Pat Thomas  discovered rare recordings of speeches, interviews, and music by noted  activists Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Elaine Brown, and others that form  the framework of this definitive retrospective. Listen, Whitey! also  chronicles the forgotten history of Motown Records’  Black Power  subsidiary label, Black Forum, which released politically charged albums  by Stokely Carmichael, Langston Hughes, Bill Cosby and Ossie Davis,  among others. Obscure records produced by African-American  sociopolitical organizations of the period are examined, along with the  Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Watts Prophets,  Roland Kirk, Horace Silver, Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, Stanley Crouch,  and others that spoke out against oppression. Thomas will give a slide  and music presentation, and limited number of advance copies of the book  will be available to the public. Also making its debut is a companion  CD of the same title from Seattle-based Light in the Attic records. The  album features rare tracks from African-American activists like Dick  Gregory, Eldridge Cleaver, Last Poets, and others, with protest music by  Bob Dylan, John and Yoko Ono, Gil Scott-Heron, Roy Harper, and more.

The Silence of Our Friends is the semi-autobiographical tale of Mark  Long. Set in 1967 Texas against the backdrop of the civil rights  struggle, a white family from a notoriously racist suburb and a black  family from its poorest ward cross Houston’s color line, overcoming fear  and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly  charged with the murder of a policeman. Co-authored by Jim Demonakos  (founder of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon), and drawn by award-winning  cartoonist Nate Powell, The Silence of Our Friends is a new and  important entry in the body of civil rights literature.

Join these remarkable authors on Saturday, February 4 from 6:00 to 8:00  PM at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale  St. (at Airport Way S.) in Seattle’s colorful Georgetown neighborhood.  Phone 206.658.0110.