WA – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at University Book Store on Wednesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

Cartoonist and illustrator Sarah Andersen joins us for a discussion and signing of her latest book, Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection. With characteristic wit and charm, this third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. When all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope.

Sarah Andersen is a young cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her comics are semi-autobiographical and follow the adventures of Sarah, her friends, and her beloved pets.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-3400

WA – Tempests and Slaughter Signing

Author Tamora Pierce appears in conversation with Lish McBride and Rachel Hartman at University Temple to present and sign new novel Tempests and Slaughter on Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00 PM.

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram realizes that one day –soon–he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

Signing Guidelines: Guests must purchase a copy of the featured title from University Book Store to stand in the signing line.

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University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-5163

WA – Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Signing

Graphic novelists Ben Hatke and Kazu Kibuishi appear at University Book Store on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM! Ben Hatke discusses the fantastic conclusion to his Mighty Jack graphic novels, Mighty Jack and the Goblin King with Kazu Kibuishi—the writer and artist of the thrilling Amulet graphic novel series—at this awesome author-illustrator event.

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Kazu Kibuishi is the writer/illustrator of the Amulet graphic novel series for Scholastic Graphix, the editor of the Explorer comics anthology for Abrams ComicArts, and the creator of the Copper webcomic at his website, boltcity.com. He also illustrated the covers for the Scholastic 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks of Harry Potter.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 634-3400

WA – Thrawn Signing

Author Timothy Zahn signs at University Book Store on Monday, April 24th at 7:00 PM.

General Admiral Thrawn has long ago won his place in the Star Wars history as one of the most ruthless and cunning warriors in the Galactic Empire, but where did his story begin? Find your answers in best-selling author Timothy Zahn’s latest book, Star Wars: Thrawn. After being rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn’s deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates he triumphs time and time again—quickly ascending through the ranks. But while he may dominate in the battlefield, he still has much to learn about politics. All his lessons will be put to the ultimate test when he finally becomes admiral and an insurgent uprising threatens not only innocent lives and the Empire’s grip on the galaxy, but also his ambitions for the future. Discover the origins of one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe with insight from the writer who first introduced him!

Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novellas, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for best novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the FutureSurvivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. Zahn has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 634-3400

WA – Amulet #7 Signing

February 1, 2016 by  
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Kazu Kibuishi (Copper, Flight) appears University Book Store to sign Firelight: Amulet, Book #7 on Tuesday February 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Kazu Kibuishi is the writer and artist of the New York Times Bestselling AMULET graphic novel series, published by Scholastic. He is also the editor/art director/cover artist of the EXPLORER and FLIGHT Comic Anthologies, and is the cover illustrator of the Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition paperbacks from Scholastic. His debut graphic novel, Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, won a YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated from Film Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently works as a full-time graphic novelist. Kazu lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife and two children.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98105
(206) 634-3400

WA – Space Dumplins Signing

September 10, 2015 by  
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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at University Book Store on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

Press Release:

Known for his award-winning graphic novels Blankets and Habibi, Craig Thompson is going where he never has before in his first full-color graphic novel for all ages. Blasting off into a galaxy filled with strange beings and fueled by the waste of whales, Thompson’s Space Dumplins tells the story of a plucky young girl who sets out to rescue her dad after he goes missing. Put together quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and poop jokes with witty social satire, environmental commentary, and universal themes of family, friendship, and loyalty, and its one-of-a-kind adventure already has both children and adults waiting with anticipation. As Thompson introduces the wonderfully weird graphic novel to fans of all ages, were excited to welcome him for this special reading and signing.

Craig Thompson is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist best known for his books Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, Blankets, Carnet de Voyage, and Habibi. Thompson has received three Eisner Awards, four Harvey Awards, and two Ignatz Awards. In 2007, his cover design for the Menomena album Friend and Foe Received a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package. Craig lives in Portland, Oregon.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

WA – Captain Underpants Signing

September 8, 2015 by  
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Dav Pilkey appears at the University Book Store on Friday September 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot!

Press Release:

Captain Underpants and mischievous fourth graders George Beard and Harold Hutchins are back in the twelfth uproarious adventure by Dav Pilkey. But when a meteorite transforms their gym teacher Mr. Meaner into a mad genius who turns all children into blindly obedient homework machines, they venture into the future to call on the only people who can help them break the spell—their adult selves. With middle-aged George and Harold there to help, the hilarity only grows as fart jokes and brain melting puns are joined by funny references to middle age, laxatives, and the like. Stopping in Seattle for an evening of reading, drawing, and other shenanigans, Pilkey will share and sign his madcap new adventure.

Signing Guidelines
-Pilkey will personalize one book per customer with an original drawing.
-Signing guidelines subject to change.

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

WA – Before Tomorrowland Signing

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b4_tomorrowlandJonathan Case and Jeff Jensen appear at the University Book Store on Sunday May 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign Before Tomorrowland!

Shrouded in mystery and intrigue, Disney’s Tomorrowland is one of the most anticipated movie releases of the summer. Based on its spellbinding world, the deluxe novel Before Tomorrowland reveals the origins of how Tomorrowland came to be. Set in 1939, the exciting story brings together a secret society of geniuses about to reveal an incredible discovery, a half-man, half-machine determined to stop them, a mother and son on vacation at the World’s Fair, and a comic book—brought to life in a 20-page full-color insert—that thrusts them into the crossfires of conspiracy. Joining us for a discussion and signing, Jonathan Case and Jeff Jensen, two of the book’s authors and illustrators, will introduce the exciting story and invite us all into its captivating world.

Jonathan Case is an artist and writer based in Portland, Oregon. His work includes the graphic novel, Dear Creature, illustrations for the Batman ’66 comics, and art for multiple Dark Horse Comics publications, such as The Green River Killer, The Guild, and House of Night. His art is also featured in the Eisner Award-winning anthology, Comic Book Tattoo.

Jeff Jensen is a senior writer for Entertainment Weekly. His true crime graphic novel, The Green River Killer: A True Detective Story garnered rave reviews, including the following quote from Stephen King: “Terrific. It’s got the scariest opening sequence I’ve read in years, and the novel as a whole makes compelling stay-up-late reading. Great, creepy stuff.”

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

WA – In Real Life Signing

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cd-jw-irlCory Doctorow appears at the University Bookstore on Friday October 17th at 7:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel IN REAL LIFE!

Author, activist, journalist, and blogger, Cory Doctorow is known for using his fiction to address topics that matter to him. In the visually stunning In Real Life, his new graphic novel created with cartoonist Jen Wang, he explores adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash through the story of a female MMO player who befriends a “gold farmer,” a poor Chinese boy whose avatar collects valuable objects in the virtual world and sells them in order to survive in the real one. Stopping in Seattle for a reading and signing of his new book, Doctorow will join us for an introduction of its exciting visuals, thoughtful story, and exploration of the real problems that follow us even into the virtual and entertainment-based worlds we often try to escape inside.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger, the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like For the Win and the bestselling Little Brother. He was also the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Cory has written for Wired, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, Make, Locus and others. Born in Toronto, he now lives in London. Contact Cory by Email and follow him on Twitter, Flickr, and at his website, craphound.com.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

WA – Star Wars Reads Day 2013

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Gus Lopez and Jeff Grubb appear at University Book Store on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm for Star Wars Reads Day!!

Gus Lopez created The Star Wars Collectors Archive in 1994, the first Star Wars collecting website on the Internet and a virtual museum of the rarest and most unusual Star Wars collectibles. He is a frequent speaker at conventions on Star Wars collecting and has led the collecting track for all of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration conventions. He has been an author and contributor to Star Wars Insider, and DK’s Star Wars: Year by Year.

Jeff Grubb is an author and game designer. He is the co-creator (with Ed Greenwood) of the Forgotten Realms setting and one of the co-founders of the Dragonlance setting. He has written fifteen novels and thirty short stories set in such worlds as Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Starcraft, Warcraft, and Guild Wars. His most recent book is Star Wars: Scourge. He has written and contributed to more than a hundred games and game support products, including the Star Wars RPG, the Star Wars miniatures game for Wizards of the Coast, and Star Wars Attacktix for Hasbro. He is also the creator of the Whappamanga VoxBox, a handy device that allows Wookiees and Gamorreans to be understood in Basic. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two cats, and currently builds worlds for ArenaNet, the makers of the Guild Wars game.

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4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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