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Brooklyn, NY: Jess Ruliffson (Invisible Wounds: Graphic Journalism) and Kate Schneider (Headland) at the Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY

Don't miss Jess Ruliffson (Invisible Wounds: Graphic Journalism) and Kate Schneider (Headland) discussing their incredibly moving books at the Brooklyn Book Festival! Here's the schedule: October 2nd: 10:00 am: The Healing Path, Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont Street (entrance on Clinton Street): Moving past trauma, whether physical, mental, or a bit of both, is a uniquely human challenge. And the ways down that path to healing are as unique and various as people themselves. In beautifully illustrated graphic novel works both intense and inspiring, Kate Schneider (Headland), Elizabeth Trembley (Look Again), and Emma Grove (The Third Person) show us...

Vashon, WA: Jim Woodring (One Beautiful Spring Day) Art Exhibition + Artist Talk, Vashon Center for the Arts

Vashon Center for the Arts 19600 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA

The gorgeous Vashon Center for the Arts is hosting an exhibition featuring Jim Woodring's amazing art! They'll also be hosting an Artist Talk with Jim--ticketing and other details are as follows: Exhibition: Friday, October 7: Show opens, Meet the Artist reception 5-8pm Sunday, October 30: Exhibition closes. Gallery hours, Wed - Sunday 12-5pm Free to the public. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see a cross-medium collection of Jim Woodring's work, including original Frank ink pen drawings, Jim's fantasy oil paintings, his large 6' ink pen drawings, prints, books, and gift figures made from his FRANK characters. Jim Woodring is an American cartoonist,...

Brooklyn, NY: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories) in conversation with Austin English (The Comics Journal) at Unnameable Books

Unnameable Books 615 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY

The New York Comics Symposium Presents: Megan Kelso (Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories) and Austin English (The Comics Journal) at Unnameable Books! About the book: Who Will Make the Pancakes collects five deeply social stories by the acclaimed cartoonist Megan Kelso, exploring the connective tissue that binds us together despite our individual, interior experience. These stories, created over the past 15 years — roughly contemporaneously with the author’s own journey as a mother— wrestle with the concept of motherhood and the way the experience informs and impacts concepts of identity, racism, class, love, and even abuse. The book...

Manchester Center, VT: Liniers (Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere) Book Signing at Northshire Bookstore

Northshire Bookstore 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT

Don't miss Liniers (Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere) at the Northshire Bookstore in Vermont! About the book: In the spirit of Calvin & Hobbes, Mutts, and Krazy Kat, Liniers (Ricardo Siri) uses a shifting cast of children, talking animals, imaginary monsters, sensitive robots, occasional elves, and anthropomorphized objects to perform gags, philosophize, muse on nature, and engage in surreal, artistic flights of fancy. With delicate, calligraphic pen work and understated watercolors, the comic skips lightly from style to style and subject to subject, as Liniers allows his imagination and observational humor free reign. Jokes about domestic life, imagined scenarios of historical...

Chicago, IL: Mathew Klickstein (See You at San Diego) in conversation with Tim Seeley (Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse) at City Lit Books

City Lit Books 2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL

Don't miss Mathew Klickstein (See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture) in conversation with Tim Seeley (Spider-Gwen: Gwenverse) at City Lit Books in Chicago! About the book: See You At San Diego is the comprehensive chronicle of Comic-Con International and modern geekdom itself as told through countless stories by nearly fifty of the most integral members of the Comic-Con and fandom scene. This full-fledged oral history, bursting with intimate reflections, hilarious observations, and at times, heartbreaking, often thought-provoking stories, is about how the geek at last inherited the earth and...