First Second Booth Schedule at TCAF 2018

First Second Books exhibits at the Toronto Comic Art Festival (TCAF) this weekend at table #200. The signing schedule is pictured above.

TX – FCBD 2018: Comics Friends Forever Signing

 

Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at Keith’s Comics on Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 PM for a signing and Q&A.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

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Keith’s Comics
5400 East Mockingbird Lane #120 Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3060

TX – Comics Friends Forever Signing

Bedrock City Comics Co. is happy to host an in-conversation event with creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson for their joint tour for BE PREPARED and ALL SUMMER LONG at Hamilton Middle School in the Heights on Friday, May 4th at 6 PM.

This event is FREE and open to all of our awesome Bedrock City Citizens and their families. Plus, don’t forget about their FREE comic book, COMIC FRIENDS FOREVER.

Bonus: Houston’s own Eisner Award winning creator, Terry Moore will be the moderator for this event.

Bedrock City Comics will be donating 20% of all book sales at this event to Hamilton’s Library.

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Hamilton Middle School
139 East 20th Street, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-4725

MO – All Summer Long/Be Prepared Signing

Comic creators Vera Brosgol and Hope Larson appear at The Novel Neighbor on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM to speak in conversation about their upcoming summer-themed books.

“Be Prepared” (Brosgol): All Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

“All Summer Long” (Larson): Thirteen-year-old Bina has a long summer ahead of her. She and her best friend, Austin, usually do everything together, but he’s off to soccer camp for a month, and he’s been acting kind of weird lately anyway. So it’s up to Bina to see how much fun she can have on her own. At first it’s a lot of guitar playing, boredom, and bad TV, but things look up when she finds an unlikely companion in Austin’s older sister, who enjoys music just as much as Bina. But then Austin comes home from camp, and he’s acting even weirder than when he left. How Bina and Austin rise above their growing pains and reestablish their friendship and respect for their differences makes for a touching and funny coming-of-age story.

Books for signing will be available for purchase at event.

*Due to time constraints, only books purchased through The Novel Neighbor, either at event or by pre-order, are eligible for signing line.

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The Novel Neighbor
7905 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 738-9384

OR – Be Prepared Signing

Author and illustrator Vera Brosgol appears at Green Bean Books on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM for a special after-hours release party for her new graphic novel, Be Prepared.

All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. At Russian summer camp, Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

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Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

First Second & MacKids Schedule for Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

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

OR – Graphic Novel Superstars Signing

Ben Hatke and Vera Brosgol appear at Green Bean Books on Monday, September 25th at 5:00 PM for a reading featuring their new books Mighty Jack and the Goblin King and Leave Me Alone!

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.

Vera Brosgol’s first graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second Books and won an Eisner Award. Her first picture book, Leave Me Alone, was published in 2016 by Roaring Brook Press and won a Caldecott Honor. She has storyboarded for Laika on the feature films CoralineParanormanThe Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as for Cartoon Network, Frederator and various commercial projects

Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

CA – Hip Check Art Show

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Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present Hip Check!: Fantasy Roller Derby by Vera Brosgol & Helen Chen, an exhibition highlighting the exciting, death-defying, and bone-crushing world of Roller Derby! Featuring the talents of Eisner award-winner Vera Brosgol and art director/visual developer Helen Chen, join us opening night Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 PM as each artist unveils their own fantasy roller derby dream team!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Boxtrolls Art Exhibition

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Nucleus is proud to present a production art exhibition of the film Boxtrolls, on display from October 18 – November 2, 2014. Come see concept artwork, storyboards and other development work.

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION / ARTISTS PANEL (October 18)

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the directors and other artists of Boxtrolls as they sign copies of the new Art of Boxtrolls book. They will also be sharing rare behind the scenes artwork as well as an actual puppet used in the Boxtrolls film.

FREE Admission (seats are first come first serve, plenty of standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20. (see link, does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option)
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Comes with a free bottle of water.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.
Get 10% off your book purchase.

Featured Panelists:
Graham Annable – Director
Anthony Stacchi – Director
Vera Brosgol – Story
Alan Cook – Characters / Props

More to be announced!

Event Schedule:
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Panel Presentation)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Q&A)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (Signing)

ABOUT BOX TROLLS
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

OR – Anya’s Ghost Release Party

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Vera Brosgol appears on Wednesday, June 8th, from 6-9pm for Anya’s Ghost book release and signing

Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101, Portland, OR