WonderCon Anaheim 2018 is Right Around the Corner

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Have you heard what we have right around the corner? It’s WonderCon Anaheim time! Yes, we’re the people who bring you Comic-Con in San Diego, and now we’re focused on our big show up the freeway. WonderCon Anaheim will be Friday through Sunday, March 23rd to March 25th at the newly remodeled Anaheim Convention Center.

Our expansive exhibit floor features over 900 exhibitors and our Special Guests include: Sergio Aragonés, Ryan Benjamin, Nidhi Chanani, Michael Dante DiMartino, Mark Evanier, Jason Fabok, Mitch Gerads, Kevin Grevioux, Larry Hama, Kevin Hearne, Faith Erin Hicks, Jody Houser, John Jennings, Kelley Jones, Dan Jurgens, Jim Lee, David Petersen, Ed Piskor, Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Rothfuss, V.E. Schwab, Liam Sharp, Gail Simone, Mariko Tamaki, Laini Taylor, and Mark Waid.

If you’re a time lord calm one of your hearts, we also have hundreds of hours of programming featuring special presentations from AMC, DC, Freeform, Marvel Television, NBC TV, Sony TV, SYFY, WB Home Entertainment and WB TV which makes WonderCon Anaheim THE show you don’t want to miss!

Like Comic-Con, badges are only available online and do sell out (don’t worry, we haven’t made it a lottery system yet). Be sure to purchase your badges now while all badge types are still available.

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The Secret Loves of Geeks Global Signing Event

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Dark Horse will release The Secret Loves of Geeks on Wednesday, February 14th, the follow up to last year’s hit anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson. The upcoming anthology features comic and prose stories from writers, cartoonists, and professional geeks of all gender identities and sexual orientations about their most intimate, heartbreaking, humorous, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating.

Dark Horse is celebrating the release of this book by hosting a simultaneous signing by The Secret Loves of Geeks contributors around the world on Wednesday, February 21st. Writers and comic creators from Finland, Scotland, and across USA and Canada will be appearing in local comic shops to sign copies of the books and chat with fans in this unprecedented mega-event.

Toronto, Ontario – Page & Panel
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

Contributors: Diana McCallum, Saadia Muzaffar, JP Larocque

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Galaxy Comics
200-1109 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R2G 1L4
204-338-5216

Contributors: Hope Nicholson

Helsinki, Finland – Turun Sarjakuvakauppa
Porthaninkatu 9, 00530, Helsinki, Finland
358 44 2308251

Contributors: H-P Lehkonen

Glasgow, Scotland – Forbidden Planet Glasgow
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
44 141 331 1215

Contributors: Letty Wilson, Katie West

Austin, Texas – Austin Books & Comics
5002 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Contributors: Dr. Nerdlove

Denver, Colorado – Mutiny Info Cafe
2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-7579

Contributors: Dylan Edwards

Houston, Texas – 8th Dimension
15210 West Road, Houston, TX 77095
(281) 856-6506

Contributors: Jessi Jordan

Los Angeles, California – Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Contributors: Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Cecil Castellucci, Ivan Salazar, MariNaomi, Dana Simpson, Kristian Bruun

Portland, Oregon – Books With Pictures
1100 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 206-4369

Contributors: Terry Blas, Kelly Fitzpatrick

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

Contributors: Maia Kobabe, Trina Robbins, Jen Aprahamian, Mariko Tamaki

Seattle, Washington – Phoenix Comics & Games
113 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-4554

Contributors: Levi Hastings, Jen Vaughn

CA – PLCAF Presents: Mariko Tamaki

Cartoonist Mariko Tamaki appears at the San Carlos Library on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM to discuss and sign her comics. Mariko is known for writing the graphic novels SkimEmiko Superstar, and This One Summer. She currently writes for Marvel and DC Comics for Hulk and Supergirl: Being Super.

Presented as part of the San Mateo County Libraries’ Comic Arts Fest.

Books Inc. will have books available for purchase at the event.

Tickets available at the link…

San Carlos Library
610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070
(619) 527-3430

UK – A Talk with Jillian Tamaki

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki appears in conversation with internationally renowned comics historian Paul Gravett at Gosh Comics on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Consistently one of the most challenging, exciting talents working today, Jillian’s artistic vision ranges from the smoothly rendered art of This One Summer (her award-winning collaboration with cousin Mariko), through to the sketchy experimentation bringing immediacy to her brilliant webcomic SuperMutant Magic Academy.

The full breadth of her talent is visible in her new collection from Drawn & Quarterly, Boundless. A compilation of short works from throughout her career, Boundless is a snapshot of a bold, talented, uncompromising artist. No wonder, then, that we jumped at the chance to do a limited bookplate edition of the book, not to mention enlisted Jillian as one of the artists to contribute to our range of 30th anniversary prints.

Jillian joins us thanks to the Lakes International Comics Arts Festival. The festival takes place in the Lakes District town of Kendall, hosting a dazzling array of talent, with guests this year including (along with Jillian) Sergio Aragones, Chip Zdarsky, Jason, Mariko Tamaki, Benoît Peeters, Stan Sakai & many, many more! More information on the festival, happening from October 13-15, can be found here.

We’re very pleased to have the one and only Paul Gravett joining us to interview Jillian. With an unparalleled knowledge of international comics history (keep an eye out for his new book Mangasia: the Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, coming from Thames and Hudson in October), Paul is something of a national treasure when it comes to the comics form. Historian, advocate, journalist, curator, publisher: there’s not much he hasn’t put his hand to when it comes to the medium. Which needless to say makes him an excellent interviewer!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD Announce ‘The Future Is LGBTQ’ Panel at NYCC 2017

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BOOM! Studios and GLAAD are proud to announce “The Future is LGBTQ” panel at New York Comic Con (NYCC) on Saturday, October 7th, 2:45pm in Room 1A02 of the Javits Center. Moderated by Vulture Editor Abraham Riesman, the panel includes Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America), Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes), Mariko Tamaki (First Second Books’ This One Summer, Abrams’ Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), Steve Orlando (DC’s Justice League of America, Namesake), James Tynion IV (The WoodsThe Backstagers), Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD), and Shadi Petosky (Amazon’s Danger & Eggs) as they gather to discuss LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path toward a brighter and more inclusive future.

“GLAAD is thrilled to be working alongside BOOM! Studios to bring this great lineup of creators together to discuss why #RepresentationMatters, what the future of queer-inclusive entertainment looks like, and how they use their platforms to accelerate acceptance of LGBTQ people,” said Megan Townsend, GLAAD’s Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis.

“We are honored to partner with GLAAD at New York Comic Con on what promises to be a great conversation between these influential creators from various areas of entertainment,” added Filip Sablik, BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing.

BOOM! Studios was the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book in 2016 for Lumberjanes, created by Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson, and in 2017 for The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas.

BOOM! Studios returns to NYCC with star-studded panels, a new booth (#1828), and exclusive merchandise debuting at the show. To keep up with more NYCC news from BOOM! Studios, visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

IL – Boundless Signing

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) appears in conversation with Jessica Campbell on Friday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM to present her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer earned a Governor General’s Award and a Caldecott Honor. Tamaki’s first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award-winning, SuperMutant Magic Academy.

This event will feature Jillian Tamaki in conversation with Jessica Campbell, the artist of Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists!

Jessica Campbell is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and is an enthusiast of jokes, painting and comics. She completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was the recipient of the Edward L. Ryerson Fellowship, and also a comics instructor. She has exhibited work in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Greece, and was selected as one of NewCity’s 2015 breakout artists. She is a member of the Chicago-based comics collective Trubble Club and has published comics with micro press Oily Comics, and contributed to Drawn & Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

NYC – Boundless Signing

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) appears in conversation with Emily Gould on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM to present her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

Jillian Tamaki, the award-winning, beloved cartoonist of This One Summer and Supermutant Magic Academy launches her newest title at Greenlight. Boundless, a collection of short stories, explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women with Tamaki’s signature surreal and wry lens. Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. Author Alexandra Kleeman says, “Jillian Tamaki’s finely hewn tales read like transmissions from a parallel universe just as lonely as our own, but in a more beautifully felt, hilariously ephemeral way.” Tamaki discusses Boundless with author and publisher Emily Gould, accompanied by a visual presentation of her work. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

QC – Boundless Release Party

Join award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM for the launch of her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

At once fantastical and realist, Boundless explores the intersection (and overlap) between the virtual and IRL worlds. From Jenny, who becomes obsessed with a strange “mirror Facebook,” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself; to Helen, who finds her clothes growing baggy and her shoes looser as she shrinks away to nothingness, these evocative, strange, and magical stories showcase Tamaki’s skill as an artist and storyteller.

JILLIAN TAMAKI is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer earned a Governor General’s Award and a Caldecott Honor. Tamaki’s first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award-winning SuperMutant Magic Academy.

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Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2224

SF – Hulk & Supergirl Signing

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Writer Mariko Tamaki appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM to launch TWO new series: Marvel’s HULK and DC’s SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER!

Mariko also collaborated with her cousin Jillian Tamaki on the award winning graphic novels SKIM and THIS ONE SUMMER. She written TOMB RAIDER for Dark Horse Comics.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

SF – She Changed Comics Signing

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Join The Booksmith on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30 PM for an evening with Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Lee Marrs (The Further Fattening Adventures of Pudge, Girl Blimp), and Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix), moderated by She Changed Comics editor and contributor Betsy Gomez!

CBLDF presents: She Changed Comics is the definitive history of the women who changed free expression in comics. Within its pages are profiles of more than 60 groundbreaking female professionals as well as interviews with the women who are changing today’s medium. She Changed Comics also examines the plights of women imprisoned and threatened for making comics, and explores the work of women whose work is being banned here in the United States.

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-8688

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