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  • CA – YA Authors Signing

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    Join Barnes & Noble on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm for a special author panel and signing with Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Rachel Hartman (Shadow Scale), and Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker). This is an event you are will not want to miss.

    Special Instructions
    This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be handed out starting on Thursday, July 9th with the purchase of This One Summer, Shadow Scale, or Seeker.

    About this Author
    Mariko Tamaki is a writer of comics and young adult novels. Her books include the graphic novels Skim and This One Summer with Jillian Tamaki, and Emiko Superstar with Steve Rolston. Her upcoming works include a YA novel, Saving Montgomery Sole, and a comic about teen lez heartbreak. www.marikotamaki.com

    Barnes & Noble – Mira Mesa MarketCenter
    10775 Westview Parkway San Diego, CA 92126
    858-684-3166

    OR – SuperMutant Magic Academy Signing

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    Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 pm!

    SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

    BIO:
    Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work on SuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

    Powell’s City of Books
    3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
    503-228-465

    OR – FCBD: SuperMutant Magic Academy Signing

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    Join best-selling author Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) at Floating World Comics on Saturday, May 2nd, at 2:00 pm, for Free Comic Book Day! Jillian will be signing copies of her new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel, SuperMutant Magic Academy. We will also have lots of copies of her Free Comic Book Day special on hand.

    SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

    BIO:
    Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work on SuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Floating World Comics
    400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
    (503) 241-0227

    ON – SuperMutant Magic Academy Launch Party

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    Jillian Tamaki appears at The Beguiling on Tuesday April 28th at 6:30 PM for the official launch-day event of her new comic, giving a talk about her work, reading from SuperMutant Magic Academy, and signing books. This is a great opportunity to ask vital questions about variant strains of Dungeons & Dragons, characters’ fates, transgressive performance art, and more.

    Store signing will take place at The Beguiling with a performance venue to be announced later. SuperMutant Magic Academy will be on sale at the event. Jillian’s books (with writer Mariko Tamaki) ‘Skim’ and ‘This One Summer’ are available in store now!

    About SuperMutant Magic Academy:
    SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, andspell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Beguiling
    601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
    416-533-9168

    CA – SuperMutant Magic Academy Signing

    supermutantBest-selling author Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) appears at Skylight Books on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm for the launch of her new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel, SuperMutant Magic Academy! There will be a slideshow presentation and signing to follow.

    SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

    Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work onSuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

    Skylight Books
    1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
    323.660.1175

    ON – This One Summer Panel

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    Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki appear on Wednesday, March, 18, 2015 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at the D.G. Ivey Library.

    Press Release:

    To inaugurate the D.G. Ivey Library graphic novel collection, WGSI has invited Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki to come discuss their new graphic novel, This One Summer.

    To talk about the novel, and other things, we have a panel of University of Toronto faculty members, Judy Han, from Geography, Naomi Morgenstern from English, and Sarah Trimble from WGSI who will ask questions of the authors, and then open the floor to the audience!

    Please join us for what promises to be a very fun and thoughtful event.

    The event is open to the public, and meant to encourage faculty and students to make use of the D.G. Ivey Library graphic novel collection.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    D.G. Ivey Library – New College – University of Toronto
    20 Willcocks Street Toronto, ON M5S, Canada

    First Guests Announced for Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015

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    Press Release:

    Announcing the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2015! Over 300 cartoonists from Canada and around the world are on their way to Toronto this May, to celebrate the very best in comics, graphic novels, bandes dessinées, and manga! A week-long Festival of readings, launches, and art events culminating in a massive, FREE two-day exhibition centered at Toronto Reference Library, May 10 and 11, 2015!

    For more than a decade, The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has showcased the incredible comics art being made here in Canada, and invited the attention of the international cartooning community. The 2015 programme continues to build on those successes, with an increase in programming, and a renewed focus on Canadian cartoonists from coast to coast!

    TCAF 2015 will welcome a remarkable array of authors! Highlights from the author guests include:

    Charles Burns: Creator of Black Hole, considered to be one of the most important graphic novels in the Western canon, Burns will be at TCAF to celebrate his recently completed new graphic novel series X’ed Out (Pantheon Books). Burns will also illustrated one of the official posters of the 2015 Festival, to be revealed.

    Eleanor Davis: An outstanding cartoonist and editorial illustrator (The New Yorker, New York Times), Davis’ recent graphic novel release How To Be Happy (Fantagraphics) was widely lauded as one of the best graphic novels of 2014, and TCAF is thrilled to welcome this her back to Toronto for the 2015 Festival.

    Gurihiru: This dynamic cartooning duo (working under one pen name) hails from Tokyo, Japan, and is beloved in North America for their original graphic novels set in the universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender (Dark Horse). They have also created work for Marvel Comics, Disney, and an array of independent illustration work.

    Lucy Knisley: A long-time supporter of the Festival, Knisley’s memoirs and travelogues are well-loved across the continent. Knisley attends as a Featured Guest in 2015, in support of her new travelogue/graphic novel Displacement (Fantagraphics).

    Scott McCloud: Creator of the essential comics text Understanding Comics, TCAF will welcome McCloud back to Toronto in support of his acclaimed new graphic novel The Sculptor (First Second Books).

    Barbara Stok: Hailing from The Netherlands, Stok has an impressive collection of graphic novels to her credit. TCAF is happy to welcome her as a Featured Guest of the Festival in 2015, in conjunction with her debut English-language graphic novel release Vincent (SelfMadeHero), an important and critically-praised biography of Vincent Van Gogh.

    Jillian Tamaki: With her cousin Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki’s 2014 TCAF Debut This One Summer (Groundwood/First Second) took home a Governor General’s Award, a Caldecott Honor, and a Printz Honor. In 2015, Jillian Tamaki will release SuperMutantMagicAcademy (Drawn & Quarterly), her hilarious new graphic novel.

    Chip Zdarsky: Hometown favourite and emerging international superstar Zdarsky (a.k.a. Steve Murray) is welcomed as a Featured Guest for 2015! Best-known for his ground-breaking comic series Sex Criminals (with writer Matt Fraction), spring 2015 will see the launch of his new series Kaptara (Image Comics) with fellow Toronto illustrator Kagan McLeod, and a relaunch of Marvel Comics’ Howard The Duck.

    And these are just the first nine featured guests among the more than 300 Canadian and International cartoonists participating in the 2015 Festival.

    Featured guests will continue to be announced through February and March, with special guests from France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. and Canada still to be revealed!

    TCAF 2015 will also feature several programming spotlights, including a special tribute to esteemed Canadian graphic novel published Drawn & Quarterly, on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary.

    Additional Programs will be announced in February and March, including the CSSC-SCEBD Academic Conference, Library & Educator Day, Word Balloon Academy, Comics Vs. Games 4, Gallery Showings, Screenings, and much more. Visit TCAF online for up-to-the-minute updates:

    Website: www.torontocomics.com
    Twitter: @Torontocomics
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TorontoComics
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    First Second Panel & Signing Schedule for NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    First Second is proud to be featuring some wonderful authors at NYCC, including Andrew Arnold (Adventures in Cartooning),
 Box Brown (Andre the Giant), 
Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth),
 Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures),
 Danica Novgorodoff (The Undertaking of Lily Chen), George O’Connor (Olympians),
 Paul Pope and J.T. Petty (The Rise of Aurora West),
 MK Reed (The Cute Girl Network), and Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer).

    Thursday, October 9th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
: Danica Novgorodoff
    • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Paul Pope

    2:15 pm–3:00 pm The Mary Sue Presents Fight What You Know—with Danica Novgorodoff 

    The geek world needs better representation in media, but aren’t you supposed to write what you know? Truth is, the whole “write what you know” thing is a load of bull honkey. A writer who can’t appreciate the perspectives of others is no kind of writer at all. Writers from all backgrounds and experiences join to talk about research, listening, soliciting criticism, and how to make sure you’re writing well when you’re outside the comfort zone of your own perspective. Room 1A14


    3:00 pm–3:45 pm
 Coffee Talk with Monsters—with Paul Pope
    What makes a monster something to be feared? A force to be reckoned with? Or just misunderstood? Join R.L. Stine (Party Games)Caitlin Kittredge (Black Dog), Lou Anders (Frostborn), Barry Lyga (Blood of My Blood), Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), Ethan Reid (The Undying), Ransom Riggs (Hollow CityMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and moderator Ali T. Kokmen (Barnes & Noble/NOOK) as they discuss the “monsters” in their books and what makes them truly something monstrous… Room 1A18


    4:00 pm–5:00 pm Post-Panel Signing with Paul Pope in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    Friday, October 10th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 12:00 pm–1:00 pm: Andrew Arnold, George O’Connor
    • 5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Create Your Own Monster—with Andrew Arnold and George O’Connor
    Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a monster who embodies everything that you think monsters should be! Which will be best? It’s up to you! 
Moderator: Jack Baur Family HQ – 1C03

    3:00 pm
 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley—with Cory Doctorow
    Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim series, discusses his newest project, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel Seconds, with Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author and co-editor of Boing Boing. Room 1A21

    Saturday, October 11th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
: Jillian Tamaki
    • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
: Cory Doctorow
    • 5:30 pm–7:00 pm: Box Brown

    1:00 pm–1:45 pm
 Spotlight on Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow is awesome! Moderated by Eric Smith from Book Riot.Room 1A10


    7:15 pm–8:00 pm
 Breaking Good
—with Cory Doctorow

    This panel explores how comic books, video games, and novels are addressing world challenges. Perhaps the most inspiring content for our panel audience will be to hear about how you are using popular entertainment to address the issues that you care about. We’ll have about 10 minutes each to talk. It’s an exciting lineup of panelists which includes an FBI Victim Specialist, the dynamic Alexis Krieger, who was involved in creating the comic book Abolitionista! that is being used to empower young people to protect themselves from predators. Room 1A05

    Sunday, October 12th

    Signings at the First Second Booth (#2237):

    • 11:30 pm–12:30 pm
: Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
    • 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
: Cory Doctorow
    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
: Box Brown
    • 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
: MK Reed

    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
 Create Your Own Magical Creature—with Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke
    Two authors enter… and with your help, they’ll each create a magical creature who embodies everything that you think is awesome! Which will be best? It’s up to you! Family HQ – Room 1C03


    2:00 pm–2:45 pm
 Comics and Graphic Novels for All Readers—with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope

    Join graphic novelists JP Ahonen (Sing No Evil), Emily Carroll (Through the Woods), Cory Doctorow (In Real Life), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), and Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West) for a discussion of the graphic novel form, its place in the literary canon today and their exciting new books, moderated by Scott Rosenberg, AM NYRoom 1B03


    3:15 pm–4:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Cory Doctorow and Paul Pope
    in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    3:15 pm–4:00 pm Build Your Own Adventure—with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
    In this interactive panel perfect for kids and families, top-tier graphic novel and comic authors and illustrators will work with the audience to write and illustrate an original adventure story! It will be an exciting ride, great for aspiring writers and artists. Featuring George O’Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Frank Cammuso (The Misadventures of Salem Hyde), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), Ben Hatke (Julia’s House for Lost Creatures). Room 1A01

    4:15 pm–5:00 pm
 Post-Panel Signing with Zack Giallongo, Ben Hatke, and George O’Connor
 in the Autographing Area, Table 19

    CA – Triple Power Book Signing

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    Jillian Tamaki, Jesse Moynihan, and Seo Kim sign at Secret Headquarters on Thursday June 26th from 6:00 till 9:00 pm!

    Secret Headquarters
    3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
    323.666.2228

    DC – This One Summer Signing

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    Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki appear at Politics & Prose to sign This One Summer on Saturday May 17, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

    The latest graphic novel from the writer/artist cousins who created Skim is the story of Rose and Windy, friends from many summers together on Lake Ontario. This particular year, the two rely on each other more than ever as Rose faces the end of her parents’ marriage and a confusing crush on the wrong boy. Ages 15 and up.

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

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