Cartoonist Guy Delisle appears in conversation with Sarah Glidden at Books with Pictures on Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM.
Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.
Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.
Sarah Glidden is a cartoonist and illustrator working primarily in non-fiction and reportage comics. Her debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less and her most recent release, Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, have both landed on several best of the year lists, with the former winning an Ignatz Award. Her comics has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle.
Guest: Dietrich Smith
Artist Dietrich Smith will be signing copies of VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1 from Boom Studios at Sho’Nuff Comics on Wednesday, May 24th from 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM.
VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER #1:
When the last descendant of the Frankenstein family loses her only son to a police shooting, she turns to science for her own justice…putting her on a crash course with her family’s original monster and his quest to eliminate humanity. An intense, unflinching story exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.
Guest: Kieron Gillen
Writer Kieron Gillen signs JAMES BOND: SERVICE: SPECIAL one-shot at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Wednesday 24th May from 6:00 – 7:00pm.
A stand-alone, oversized special written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Antonio Fuso, with a thrilling take on the icon of espionage!
In contemporary politics, where Britain’s world standing is often more zero than 007, an assassin plans to exterminate the ‘special relationship,’ and lead Britain and the United States into a very dark place…especially when he does so by aiming down the sights of an ancient Enfield rifle! It’ll test Bond’s deadly talents to their limits, in order to defeat the assassin and avert certain geopolitical disaster…
Kieron Gillen’s writing career has includes comics titles Phonogram, Young Avengers, and The Wicked + The Divine. He’s been writing for Marvel since 2008, on titles including Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men, and Iron Man. His Marvel work from 2015 also includes Darth Vader, Angela, and the much acclaimed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra. For Avatar Press, he’s written WW2 superhero book Uber, and Mercury Heat. His other works for Image include the Spartan Slave Hunt story, Three.
Guest: Teva Harrison
Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease.
She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.
Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.
WHO: Teva Harrison
WHAT: In-Between Days book signing and presentation
WHEN: Wednesday May 24, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Guest: Joe Eisma
Artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) appears at Austin Books & Comics for the release of The Archies on Wednesday May 24th from 1:00 to 6:00pm!
Guest: Victor Lavalle
Award winning horror novelist Victor LaValle will be signing copies of his comic book debut series VICTOR LAVALLE’S DESTROYER from Boom Studios at Forbidden Planet NYC, located in the heart of Union Square, on Thursday May 25th from 6-8PM.
Guest: Tradd Moore
Artist Tradd Moore (Luther Strode, Ghost Rider) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday May 25th at 6:00 PM to sign the oversized Venom #150! This is an OPEN signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Venom #150 is mandatory; you may get up to 3 items signed. Choose wisely!
Guest: Gene Ha
Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Comix Revolution on Wednesday, May 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM to sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE!
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…
Guest: Meredith Gran
Cartoonist Meredith Gran appears at Books with Pictures on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM.
Meredith Gran is a cartoonist and teacher at the School of Visual Arts. Her long-running webcomic OCTOPUS PIE is known for its intense resonance and amazing levels of craft.
Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 27th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM for a discussion & book signing with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of La Borinqueña! Books and other merchandise will be available for purchase.
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo’s debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino nonprofits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels.
Guest: David Kelly
Writer Dave Kelly signs at East Side Mags from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Saturday May 27th!
Guest: Mike Wellman
Writer Mike Wellman and artist Rafael Navarro sign at Knowhere Games and Comics on Saturday, May 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. 50% of all sales will be donated to the ACLU and a donation jar for Planned Parenthood will be out at their appearances. The amounts will be donated immediately after each signing!
Guest: Tradd Moore
Artist Tradd Moore appears at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Saturday 27th May from 4:00 – 5:00 PM to sign their exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s VENOM #150!
REUNITED, AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!
Or, feels so bad? However it feels, Eddie Brock and the Venom symbiote have been reunited, and they’re web-slinging their way around New York again. Featuring a host (hah!) of Venom creators from the character’s near 30-year history, this monstrous anniversary spectacular welcomes guest artist TRADD MOORE for an oversized and brutal main story AND a lethal story featuring fan-favourite creators David Michelinie and Ron Lim, reunited! With questions still lingering about how the symbiote was separated from Flash Thompson, and what lies in its future now that it’s reunited with Eddie Brock, this is one issue you can’t afford to miss!
TRADD MOORE is an American artist, best known for his fantastic Luther Strode artwork. He’s worked on a huge range of titles from Ghost Rider and Deadpool to Secret Avengers and Civil War.
Don’t miss this chance to grab your copy of our exclusive Adi Granov variant!
Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore!
Super Cool QT Zinester Friendship Club
Johnny Scotch Comics
Ian Wheelock (Instagram)
This will be the fourth seasonal Destiny City Zine Symposium.
Join Forbidden Planet for a great 2000AD event with ALEC WORLEY signing JUDGE ANDERSON: THE DEEP END plus SIMON DAVIS signing SLAINE: BRUTANIA CHRONICLES VOL. 3 on Saturday 27th May from 1:00 to 2:00pm.
Judge Anderson: The Deep End Following the traumatic events of Peach Trees block, rookie psychic Judge Cassandra Anderson is still coming to terms with life on the mean streets of Mega-City One. When a strange of case of seemingly demonic possession requires her attention, it will play on her doubts and fears. DEEP END is the first comic-book sequel to the cult movie Dredd to focus on Anderson.
Alec Worley spent several years as a projectionist in London’s West End, before becoming a movie journalist. He got into comics through the slush pile at 2000 AD for whom he went on to write for classic characters Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson, and Robo-Hunter. He also writes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Realm of the Damned.
Slaine: Brutania Chronicles: Volume 3: Psychopomp Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, before returning to being a wanderer.
Now, having journeyed to the Isle of Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he’s discovered that they have been experimenting on their own creations — including the brutal, superhuman Primordial, whom Sláine has just learnt is his old friend Gort…
Artist Simon Davis has worked on a range of 2000AD stories, including Judge Dredd, Missionary Man and Sinister Dexter. He is also a noted portrait painter, mainly in oils, and is a member of both The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Guest: LeUyen Pham
LeUyen Pham (The Princess in Black) appears at Comix Experience on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 11:00 AM till noon to sign REAL FRIENDS.
Guest: Dustin Weaver
Artist Dustin Weaver appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday May 31, 2017 from 5:00 -7:00 PM for the PAKLIS #1 release party and signing.
Image Comics is pleased to introduce PAKLIS—a new anthology series from writer/artist Dustin Weaver—where the characters in three mind-bending stories find themselves faced with dark, existential questions that will haunt readers.
Dustin began his career in comics as an intern at WildStorm Studios in 2003, where he was held to an unreasonable standard by his idol. Since then, he’s illustrated the NY Times bestselling novel The Tenth Circle, had a fruitful relationship with Dark Horse Comics where he made significant contributions to the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series, and worked for several years exclusively at Marvel where, most notably, he co-created the acclaimed series S.H.I.E.L.D: Architects of Forever with writer Jonathan Hickman. Dustin now dedicates himself to his own Image series, PAKLIS.
Guest: Amy Chu
Writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, KISS, Poison Ivy, Sensation Comics, X-O Manowar) appears at Comicazi on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 5:00 till 6:00 PM to sign comics!
WHO: Jim Blanchard
WHAT: Visual Abuse release party and exhibit
WHEN: Thursday June 1, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
"A treasure trove of fucked-up shit from the dark end-times of a lost civilization.” — Daniel Clowes
"Blanchard's images are a total visual overload, an all-consuming, mind-subsuming onslaught of pictorial intensity where freewheeling cultural subversion, social malevolence, aesthetic anarchy and libidinal excess comes hurtling out at us, naked, hard, deranged, bloody, screaming and armed to the nines. When Blanchard picks up his pen, you'd best duck." – Carlo McCormick
"Blanchard is a master of texture and commands an extensive illustrative vocabulary. His pointillist portraiture never ceases to amaze." – Juxtapoz
Thursday, June 1st, 2017 - Oh, yeah! It's time to get schwifty. You gotta get schwifty in here! The Rick and Morty "Don't Even Trip Road Trip" is stopping at Challengers!
The Official #Rickmobile will be parked in front of Challengers. The #Rickmobile sells Rick and Morty merchandise. Limited quantities. Credit cards only.
More info here: http://www.adultswim.com/rickmobile/
What does Rick have to say about his cross-country tour?
"Road trips are dumb, but at the end of the day, everything we do is meaningless."
"Fuel efficient cars are a bandaid on the dying corpse of this planet."
"My other car is a space ship."
"Look out for me on the road, I’ll be the one swerving into oncoming traffic."
"Retrofitting an Earth C-137 GPS with intergalactic maps took way less time than I thought it would."