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Current & Upcoming EventsFeb. 17, 2019: Max & the Midknights Signing
Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce, creator of Big Nate, appears at Little Shop of Stories on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at from 10 AM till 1 PM to sign his new book Max and the Midknights.
A significant line is expected to meet Mr. Peirce, and the shop requires a purchase of a copy of MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS to be able to meet him. Feel free to bring up to TWO other books to have him sign!
Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act…and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers—the Midknights—Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits! Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.
Max and the Midknights, Lincoln’s first book for Crown Books for Young Readers, originated as an unfinished spoof of sword & sorcery tales. Returning to the idea years later, Lincoln rewrote the story around Max, a ten-year-old apprentice troubadour who dreams of becoming a knight. The result is a high-spirited medieval adventure, supported by hundreds of dynamic illustrations employing the language of comics. Of the lively visual format that has become his trademark, Lincoln says, “I try to write the sort of books I would have loved reading when I was a kid.”
Past EventsDec. 16, 2018: Norroway Signing
Artist Kit Seaton appears at Comix Experience on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 11 AM – 2 PM to sign her wonderful new book, NORROWAY: THE BLACK BULL.Dec. 12, 2018: Maestros Signing
Artist Steve Skroce (DOC FRANKENSTEIN, WE STAND ON GUARD, THE MATRIX) appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6 PM to sign his essential new book MAESTROSNov. 28, 2018: Mage: The Hero Denied Signing
Matt Wagner (creator of Grendel) appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00 PM to sign the latest in his epic series, MAGE: THE HERO DENIED from Image Comics!
Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for over thirty years and is best known for one of comicdom’s most respected creator-owned titles—the centuries-spanning epic Grendel and his more personal fantasy allegory MAGE. As both a writer and an artist, Matt has also worked on a wide variety of established characters over the years including memorable projects starring DC Comics icon Batman. His other mainstream work includes Sandman Mystery Theatre, Dr. Mid-Nite, Green Arrow, Trinity, Madame Xanadu, Zorro, Green Hornet; Year One, The Shadow; Year One as well as a 75th anniversary relaunch of Will Eisner’s iconic character The Spirit.
Lauded for his character-driven stories and his obvious love of world history and mythologies, Matt’s efforts have won multiple Eisner Awards. He has also enjoyed the distinction of being one of the only writer/artists to team his own creation with one of DC’s flagship characters in two successive Batman/Grendel crossover publications. He later continued the same motif in another critically acclaimed crossover event, writing and drawing Grendel vs The Shadow.
Matt recently returned to the scribe duties on Zorro as he teamed with renowned film-maker Quentin Tarantino to craft a Django/Zorro crossover that was co-published by Dynamite and DC Comics. His latest project was both writing and drawing The Shadow: The Death Of Margo Lane.Nov. 14, 2018: Check Please! Signing
Ngozi Ukazu appears at on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6 PM to sign CHECK PLEASE!
ABOUT CHECK, PLEASE!
The hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who’s terrified of checking . . . and is desperately in love with the captain of his hockey team
Eric Bittle is a former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier. But as accomplished as he is, nothing could prepare him for his freshman year of playing hockey at the prestigious Samwell University in Samwell, Massachusetts. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in the South! For one? There’s checking. Second, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain.
A collection of the first half of the mega-popular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: # Hockey is the first in a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
ABOUT NGOZI UKAZU
Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master’s in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While she used her intensive knowledge of ice hockey to launch Check, Please! in 2013, Ngozi has a deep interest in sports that ranges from half-marathon training to basketball documentaries. Ngozi also cites ’90s sitcoms as a major influence in the quirky, found-family feel of Check, Please!