MD – SPX Kick-Off Party

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome 4 amazing artists to kickoff their brand new comics: MariNaomi, Yumi Sakugawa, James Kochalka, and Box Brown on Friday, September 12th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm!

Come for readings from their new works debuting at the Small Press Expo

MariNaomi’s new graphic novel: Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories

Yumi Sakugawa’s new graphic novel: Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

James Kochalka’s new graphic novel: FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being

Box Brown’s new anthology volume: Number 2

They will also be signing and perhaps creating some art for the audience? Snacks and drinks will be served.

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

CA – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa discusses and signs I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You at Book Soup on June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

CA – Friend-Love with Benefits

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Press Release:

This Valentine’s Day, join GiantRobot and L.A. Zine Fest for a night of visual comic readings by 7 different comic book artists and zine-makers on the eternal themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, friend-crushes, online dating and more.

Short comic readings by comic book artists and zine-makers based in Los Angeles and beyond:

Bangs & Beard
Jesse Tise
Kelsey Short
MariNaomi
Nick Sumida
Yumi Sakugawa

A book reading and signing of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU by Yumi Sakugawa.

Zine prizes and give-aways at the end of the night.

Friend-Love with Benefits
February 14th, 2014
7:00PM – 10:00PM
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More about the performers:

Bangs and Beard are comics by cartoonist couple Melinda Tracy Boyce (“The Melinderly”, “AOA”) and Aaron Whitaker (“The City Troll”, “The Awkward Quarterly”). They started making comics together in Portland, OR and now live in Los Angeles, CA with their two rad rats. BangsAndBeardComics.com

South Pasadena-based artist, Jesse Tise graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration. He works both as an printmaking instructor and a freelance illustrator. In his free time, he keeps busy painting, drawing, and printmaking personal projects, and playing tug-o-war with his black giant schnauzer, Samson. jessetise.com

Kelsey is a cat admirer from Los Angeles and transplanted to NYC. Burgeoning illustrator and zine maker. Still figuring things out. nowhereplace.com

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the upcoming books Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories and Turning Japanese, and her self-published zine, Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Her comics and essays have been featured on The Rumpus, The Weeklings, Truth-out, SFBay.CA, The Comics Journal, The Bay Citizen, XOJane and more. Learn more at marinaomi.com.

Nick Sumida is a cartoonist hailing from Aiea, HI. He has worked as a storyboard artist on animated shows like Comedy Central’s “Ugly American’s” and the upcoming “Bad Seeds” from Nickelodeon, and his comics can be seen floating around tumblr. His debut comics collection, “Snackies”, is being published by Youth In Decline in Spring 2014. nsumida.tumblr.com

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You (Adams Media 2013). A graduate of the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, Yumi is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and WonderHowTo. She also loves coffee and tacos. yumisakugawa.com

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GiantRobot
2062 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

MD – Ant Colony/Friend-Love Signing

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Cartoonist Michael DeForge and Yumi Sakugawa appear at Atomic Books on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm!

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Atomic Books 
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

 

WA – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Press Release:

Join Left Bank Books Collective and Yumi Sakugawa for a reading and signing of her new book – I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU

Based on the viral web comic of the same name, I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU is a purely platonic(?) love letter to the super-awesome bond you share with someone you definitely want to hang out with and swap favorite books with, but definitely do not(?) want to swap saliva or hold hands with.

A book reading and presentation by the author will be followed by a signing.

Free and open to the public!

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Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-0195

OR – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa signs at Floating World Comics on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

NYC – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa appears at Desert Island on Friday February 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm to sign her new book I Think I Am In Friend Love With You.

Desert Island 
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

DC – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Yumi Sakugawa on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for a signing and reading from her brand new graphic novel, I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You!

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and illustrator based in Southern California and a regular contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
202-342-1961

SF – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:00pm!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110