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Past EventsMay 17, 2019: Sincerely, Harriet Signing
Sarah Winifred Searle appears at Casablanca Comics on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 5 PM for a book signing event for her new graphic novel Sincerely, Harriet.Nov. 10, 2018: Skin & Earth Signing
LIGHTS appears at Casablanca Comics on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from noon till 2 PM to sign SKIN & EARTH.
LIGHTS is a Canadian-born Juno Award-Winning Musician and the Creative Talent behind Dynamite Comics title “SKIN & EARTH“, which is also the title of her most recent album. She is a talented musician and singer-songwriter who is currently on tour with “Young the Giant”. You can catch their show at the Fillmore later that evening!June 23, 2018: Girls With Slingshots Heavy Book Tour
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto brings the “Girls With Slingshots Heavy Book Tour” on Saturday, June 23 from 5-7 at Casablanca Comics’ Portland store!
Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and in stapled-paper form at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it became a self-sustaining color webcomic that updated five times a week, Monday through Friday.
The strip’s two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts around 1996, an unintended prequel to GWS. The GWS title was based on a recurring request Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw a girl with a gun (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots instead).
GWS has been collected into ten books containing 200 strips each, which are available through TopatoCo. A hardcover collection of all of the strips (plus some bonus material) in color will be available in June 27th!
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 semi-autobio 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. From then on it updated 5 times a week, always 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 thre Adventure Time graphic novels for BOOM!
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, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening and eating local foods, because she is a filthy hippie. Danielle has taught illustration at her alma mater Shepherd University, and has been a guest teacher for the Graphic Storytelling students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. She is a lifetime Girl Scout.Aug. 23, 2017: Croak #1 Signing
Alterna publisher Peter Simeti (creator of THE CHAIR) and Cody Andrew Sousa (creator of CROAK) appear at Casablanca Comics from 1:00 till 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 23rd.