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Toronto, Canada: Shira Spector (Red Rock Baby Candy) at Page & Panel

Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Shira Spector is a Jewish Canadian lesbian cartoonist who earned a BFA in Fibres (with Distinction) from Concordia University in Montreal. Her work has been widely anthologized and exhibited in Toronto where she is transplanted with her wife and son and a succession of rescue dogs. Shira draws inspiration from theatricality in all its forms whether found in nature or the best parts of aqua musicals. Believing that play and poetry are not luxuries, and that opportunities to embrace the fantastical belong to daily living, she accepts defying the mundane as her personal mission in life. She is the recipient...

Brooklyn, NY: R. Kikuo Johnson (No One Else), Brooklyn Book Festival Carousel at The City Reliquary

The City Reliquary 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn

Carousel: Comics Performances. Presentations of graphic novels and comics as performed by the artists: Emily Flake, R. Kikuo Johnson, Arielle Jovellanos, Matt Madden, Robyn Smith, and Jeremy Sorese. Hosted by R. Sikoryak. The event will be followed by a book signing. THIS IS AN OFFICIAL 2021 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT.

Lee Lai (Stone Fruit), Personal Stories, Universal Resonance Virtual Panel at the Brooklyn Book Festival


Personal Stories, Universal Resonance What makes the personal universal? No matter how different or niche, somehow, deeply personal stories always find a way to resonate with audiences large and wide. Join moderator Mariko Tamaki (Surely Books) and panelists Kristen Radtke (Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness), Hiromi Goto (Shadow Life), Lee Lai (Stone Fruit), and Julia Kaye (My Life in Transition) as they share the inner workings of portraying inner lives and what it takes to bare one’s soul through the art of specificity.

Virtual: Miranda Tacchia (Unimpressed) in conversation with Aminder Dhaliwal (Cyclopedia Exotica) at Skylight Books


As seen on her popular Instagram account (@mrmtacchia), Southern Californian cartoonist and animator Miranda Tacchia's first book collects more than two hundred hilarious one-liners (and even funnier drawings) tackling modern friendship, romance, urban living, and self-image. Have you ever schemed with a friend? Stared at your phone screen well after you should have gone to sleep? Braced for heartbreak? Been told to smile more? Then Unimpressed will undoubtedly speak to you. In a book that bridges comics and memes, Tacchia uses her biting sense of humor and background in animation to create brilliant character portraits of women with only markers,...

Alhambra, CA: Miranda Tacchia, Unimpressed Exhibition and Signing

Gallery Nucleus 210 East Main St, Alhambra

Gallery Nucleus invites to you this special one weekend debut for artist Miranda Tacchia's newest book release, Unimpressed. New work from her book will be on display and for sale, and Miranda will be signing books in person in our gallery opening night. OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS (October 23rd, 2021, 5pm - 8pm PST) Miranda will be in attendance opening night and signing for the first hour. Opening reception will be limited to only 40 people in the gallery at a time. New artwork will be available for display and sale Please RSVP for in-person attendance COMING SOON Go HERE to review our COVID protocols...

Virtual: Ed Piskor (Red Room) in conversation with Jim Rugg (Street Angel) at Floating World Comics


Streaming live to Fantagraphics' Facebook page at Join New York Times bestselling artist Ed Piskor for a virtual book launch celebrating the release of his newest book, Red Room! Ed will sit down with fellow artist (and Cartoonist Kayfabe partner) Jim Rugg (Street Angel) to discuss the shadowy world of outlaw comics. Signed bookplate copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Floating World Comics in Portland, OR! About the book: A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design! Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly...