Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Current & Upcoming EventsMay 26, 2018: Once Upon A Time Machine Signing
Chris Stevens, Andrea Tsurumi, Michael Swanwick, Mike Sgier and Rob Woods appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of Once Upon A Time Machine.
Andrea Tsurumi is an author, illustrator and cartoonist who lives and draws in Philadelphia. Her first picture book, Accident! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was a Junior Library Guild selection and an NPR Best of 2017 pick. Her comics include Why Would You Do That? (Hic & Hoc), How to Pool, and Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch. Her work has been published by Penguin Random House, SpongeBob Comics, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Nib, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can see more of her work at andreatsurumi.com or follow her on instagram (@atsurumi).
Michael Swanwick has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other writer. He has written ten novels, over a hundred and fifty short stories, and countless works of flash fiction. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE marks his debut in the world of comics. His latest novel The Iron Dragon’s Mother, will be published in 2019.
Mike Sgier is a cartoonist and printmaker based in Philadelphia. Born and raised outside of Denver, Colorado, Mike received a BFA from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN. He has
been making comics since 2006, exploring a wide range of genres in the medium, including autobio, indie romance, and humorous sci-fi. He is currently making comics based in the fantasy world of Vespers, which include ‘Solstice’ ‘Tales from Vespers,’ and ‘Edie Copperpot.'”
Rob Woods is a cartoonist born and raised in Philadelphia. His debut book 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION was featured in the Village Voice and the Philadelphia Inquirer among others, and roundly praised by critics and fellow creators, including Paul Pope and JG Jones. He is currently at work on a collection of new material. You can find his books for sale at apluscomix.storenvy.com.
Chris Stevens is the co-founder of Locust Moon and multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of the ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE series.
Past EventsMarch 17, 2018: Black AF: America’s Sweetheart Signing
Kwanza Osajyefo appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 PM for a signing of his new graphic novel BLACK AF: AMERICA’S SWEETHEART.
BLACK AF is the follow-up to the hit comic series BLACK, and it asks the question, “Can a black woman be America’s first superhero?”
Eli Franklin is a 15-year-old girl living in rural Montana-and she just happens to be the most powerful person on the planet. In the aftermath of the world learning that only black people have superpowers, Eli makes her debut as the superhero Good Girl, on a mission to help people and quell the fear of empowered blacks. When a super-terrorist threatens to take away everything Eli has worked toward, will donning a patriotic costume be enough for her to find acceptance?
America’s Sweetheart expands BLACK into a universe of heroes.March 10, 2018: Firebug Signing
Amalgam Comics is excited to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling cartoonist Johnnie Christmas Saturday, March 10th at 1:00 PM for a Q&A and book signing… just in time for the release of his new graphic novel, FIREBUG!
A volcano goddess named Keegan is loose in the world, and the prophecies are unclear whether her coming will bring humanity’s destruction or salvation.
In the shadow of a sacred volcano, from which Keegan derives her powers, lies the ancient city of Azar. Holding the key to the mysteries of her past, Keegan and her friends must get to Azar before it is overrun by a horde of forest monsters. Meanwhile, The nefarious Cult of the Goddess has plans to summon forces as old as time to extinguish Keegan’s flame permanently.
Collecting the full saga that began in ISLAND magazine, with all-new material!
***Books will be available for purchase***
Johnnie Christmas is the creator/writer/artist of FIREBUG published in ISLAND Magazine. He’s also co-creator and artist of the Image Comics series SHELTERED and PISCES from Image/Shadowline. Christmas brought his dynamic art style to Margaret Atwood’s New York Times bestselling graphic novel ANGEL CATBIRD. Additionally his work has been published by Dark Horse Comics, Valiant Entertainment, BOOM! Studios & Black Mask Studios. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he makes his home in Vancouver, BC.Feb. 24, 2018: Mine! Anthology Signing + Q&A
Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 PM where we’ll be hosting Mine! editors Joe Corallo and Molly Jackson along with contributors Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchmen) and Mindy Newell (Wonder Woman, Catwoman) for a panel discussion and Q&A on Mine! followed by a signing.
Planned Parenthood, and the millions of people they help each year, need every bit of help they can get. Mine! is a comics anthology with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. Join Eisner, Harvey, Oscar, and Emmy award winning creators for stories about trailblazing women, civil rights leaders, a person’s first time going to a PP clinic, debunking myths about sex, STI screenings, HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, fantastical stories with superheroes, Greek mythology, and a future both with and without Planned Parenthood.
Proceeds from the book will be donated to Planned Parenthood and we will be accepting additional donations for Planned Parenthood as well.Feb. 3, 2018: Bingo Love Signing
Tee Franklin, the creator and writer of Bingo Love, appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00 PM for a discussion, Q&A and pre-release book signing! This is your chance to get the highly anticipated graphic novel BEFORE it’s official release on February 14th, not to mention getting to meet Tee in person!
ABOUT THE BOOK: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.
From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.
***BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE***