Danielle Corsetto, creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, appears on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at 4:30 PM.
A story about twenty-something BFFs Jamie and Hazel, Girls With Slingshots has an expansive cast of their friends, including a talking cactus and a ghost cat (among other oddities). The slice-of-life dramedy revolves around topics of love, booze, sex, relationships, careers, living with your parents, and the worthlessness of an English degree. Corsetto also has written three Adventure Time OGNs published by BOOM! Studios, and created the strip “The New Adventures of Bat Boy” for the Weekly World News. She lives in the charming town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia with two cats and a rotating cast of vagrant friends in a big 18th century house filled with houseplants and containers of loose tea.
Rose O’Neill Literary House – Washington College
300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Maximum Comics on Monday July 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm! She is signing across the country in celebration of the 10th anniversary of her webcomic Girls with Slingshots!
520 S. Marks Street #130, Henderson, NV 89014
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Palma Cigars on Saturday July 12th from 8:00 – 11:00 pm! She is celebrating ten years of her webcomic Girls with Slingshots with a coast-to-coast signing tour!
Palma Cigars and Wine Bar
2207 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Acclaimed cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Millcreek Library/Community Center to promote her comic Girls with Slingshots as part of her American tour on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in Millcreek Rooms A&B&C.
Millcreek Library & Community Center
2266 E Evergreen Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto is doing a cross country tour to celebrate ten years of her Girls with Slingshots (comic)! Danielle will have GWS books 1 through 7 available for purchase, as well as signing books and meeting & greeting fans! She appears at Westfield Comics on Wednesday, July 9th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm!
In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News (taking the reins from Bat Boy’s kind & talented former creator Peter Bagge), contributed to the CBLDF fundraising book More Fund Comics, and has written a couple of Adventure Time original graphic novels (with another on the way)!
Westfield Comics East
944 Williamson St Suite 3, Madison, WI 53703
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Rediscovered Books on Wednesday July 16th at 6:00 pm! She is celebrating the tenth anniversary of her webcomic Girls with Slingshots with a coast-to-coast signing tour!
180 N. 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Krypton Comics on Friday Saturday 11th from 5:00 – 9:00 pm! She is celebrating ten years of her webcomic Girls with Slingshots with a coast-to-coast signing tour!
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto will be in St. Louis for one night and has chosen Shameless Grounds as the venue to host her book signing.
There will be a Q&A on Tuesday, July 8th from 7:00 until 8:00 and then she will be selling and signing books from 8:00 until 11:00. You will want to purchase something from Shameless in order to claim a special gift from Danielle.
For those of you that haven’t been to Shameless Grounds yet: Parking is on the street. PLEASE TRY TO PARK ON LEMP. (Withnell is a residential street and we try to leave those spots for the residents.) If you want to sit inside, be sure to get here early to grab a table. If you do end up sitting outside, you’ll still be able to hear Danielle’s answers through our PA.
Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it’s become a self-sustaining color webcomic that updates five times a week, Monday through Friday.
The strip’s two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts, the unintentional prequel to GWS. The title was derived from requests Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw girls with guns (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots).
Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.
In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and by 2007, with the first print collection of GWS and other merchandise & art sales, she was doing the strip full-time. It’s now updated 5 times a week at some god-awful hour.
In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Peter Bagge. She’s also written two Adventure Time graphic novels for BOOM! and has several other projects in the works.
Danielle hails from Ijamsville, MD and now lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles). She loves drinking tea, going for hikes, traveling, cooking, gardening and eating local foods, because she is a filthy hippie. Danielle has taught illustration at her alma mater Shepherd University, and hopes to teach more in the future. She is a lifetime Girl Scout.
Shameless Grounds, LLC
1901 Withnell, St. Louis, MO 63118