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Noah Van Sciver & Adam Cayton-Holland: Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans Virtual Book Launch

Floating World Comics 400 NW Couch St, Portland

Join us for a celebration of the new Noah Van Sciver book, Please Don't Step On My JNCO Jeans! From 2017 to 2019, cartoonist Noah Van Sciver was creating short stories and illustrations for local magazines and alt-weeklies, in order to serve as what he calls a personal "survival mechanism." All of these comics are collected for the first time in Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans. When do you know you're too old to trick-or-treat? What's the best way to effectively dispose of those teenage ode-filled journals? Where do cherished cereal box prizes go when you grow up?...

Peter Bagge and Dana Gould at Skylight Books: The Complete Hate Virtual Book Launch

Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles

PETER BAGGE DISCUSSES HIS NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL THE COMPLETE HATE WITH DANA GOULD *Please note: this event will take place live on Crowdcast. RSVP here to join the livestream or watch the replay!   *Orders placed for the box set will include a signed bookplate!* An archival collection of one of the bestselling alternative comic book series — arguably, the Great American Grunge novel — complete for the first time. Peter Bagge combined his signature cartoony drawing style with uncomfortably real Gen X characters, and created a series that resonated deeply with readers. The Complete Hate is a three-volume set that includes the original 1990-1998 30-issue run, the...

Peter Bagge with Everett True at Strand Bookstore: The Complete Hate Virtual Book Event

Strand Books 828 Broadway, New York

Peter Bagge with Everett True: The Complete Hate Monday November 23 06:00PM-07:00PM ET This virtual event is free to attend. Register here to participate. Purchase a copy of The Complete Hate to help support the authors and The Strand. Copies purchased through the event will include a free bookplate signed by Peter Bagge. Grab a gift card if you already have the book and want to support our programming. Join prolific cartoonist Peter Bagge as he launches The Complete Hate, an archival collection of his classic comic Hate. Peter will be joined in conversation by legendary rock journalist and grunge historian Everett True!...

Gilbert Hernandez with Marlon James at Strand Bookstore: Hypnotwist Virtual Book Launch

Strand Books 828 Broadway, New York

Join Gilbert Hernandez as he presents his newest book Hypnotwist / Scarlet by Starlight. Joining Gilbert in conversation is award winning author Marlon James. This event is presented by The Strand and will be held on Crowdcast. This is a ticketed event. Please purchase a ticket HERE. In the Eisner Award-winning wordless comic (silent movie?) "Hypnotwist," Hernandez's B-movie star Fritz plays a character who doesn't seem to be going anywhere, until she puts on a pair of glittery pumps. Her wanderings become increasingly surreal as she confronts motherhood, alcoholism, a sinister smiley face, cruelty, and her worst fate: "Killer" cameos! Includes...

Shira Spector with Fiona Smyth: Red Rock Baby Candy Virtual Book Launch

The Beguiling Books & Art 601 Markham St, Toronto

Join cartoonists Shira Spector and Fiona Smyth for a virtual book launch celebration of Shira's debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy! Streaming via Instagram Live at instagram.com/thebeguiling/ Set in a kaleidoscope of Montreal and Toronto, Red Rock Baby Candy paints a vivid portrait of the most eventful 10 years of her life, encompassing her tenacious struggle to get pregnant, the emotional turmoil of her father's cancer diagnosis and eventual death, and her recollections of past relationships with her parents and her partner. Order Red Rock Baby Candy from The Beguiling, and receive a free signed bookplate with your copy! ow.ly/BdsS50DREgW

Mannie Murphy with Stephen R. Bissette: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Virtual Book Launch

Floating World Comics 400 NW Couch St, Portland

Portland artist Mannie Murphy celebrates the release of their new graphic memoir/history, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. Mannie is joined in conversation by special guest Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, Tyrant, Taboo) to discuss the new book. Told in the style of an illustrated diary, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden begins as an affectionate reminiscence of the author's 1990s teenage infatuation with the late actor River Phoenix but morphs into a remarkable, sprawling account of the city of Portland and state of Oregon's dark history of white nationalism. Order your copy from host shop Floating World...

Shira Spector with Phoebe Gloeckner: Red Rock Baby Candy Virtual Book Launch

Green Apple Books 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco

Join us on Friday, March 26 at 6pm PT when Shira Spector is joined by Phoebe Gloeckner to discuss Shira's debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy! RSVP and order your copy from Green Apple Books to receive a free signed bookplate: ow.ly/Cgza50DPfuP Shira Spector literally paints a vivid portrait of the most eventful 10 years of her life, encompassing her tenacious struggle to get pregnant, the emotional turmoil of her father’s cancer diagnosis and eventual death, and her recollections of past relationships with her parents and her partner. Set in a kaleidoscope of Montreal and Toronto, Red Rock Baby...

Shira Spector with Whit Taylor: Red Rock Baby Candy Virtual Book Launch

Bluestockings 172 Allen Street, New York

Join cartoonists Shira Spector and Whit Taylor for a virtual book launch celebration of Shira's debut graphic memoir, Red Rock Baby Candy! Get your ticket from Bluestockings via WithFriends: ow.ly/w3bl50DGYLC Set in a kaleidoscope of Montreal and Toronto, Red Rock Baby Candy paints a vivid portrait of the most eventful 10 years of her life, encompassing her tenacious struggle to get pregnant, the emotional turmoil of her father's cancer diagnosis and eventual death, and her recollections of past relationships with her parents and her partner. Order Red Rock Baby Candy from Bluestockings, and receive a free signed bookplate with your copy!...

Simon Hanselmann with Nathan Cowdry: MOCCA Comic and Cartoon Art Week

Join alternative cartoonists Simon Hanselmann (Crisis Zone) andNathan Cowdry (Crash Site) for a friendly chat about their respective bodies of work. Their comics share many common themes: anthropomorphised animals, violence done to and by undergarments, drug-fueled escapades, and the value of loyalty, friendship and lust… er, love! We meant love! Organized by Fantagraphics and hosted by Simon Hanselmann and Nathan Cowdry, this installment of Art Out Loud Online will occur live on the Society of Illustrators instagram, @soi128.

John Cuneo and Joe Ciardiello: MOCCA Comic and Cartoon Art Week

In celebration of his upcoming book of collected drawings, Coping Skills, cartoonist John Cuneo (known for his New Yorker covers, illustrations, and a prodigious output of NSFW drawings) gives us a glimpse into his unique creative process with a virtual live drawing session. He’s joined in conversation by the equally talented and acclaimed illustrator Joe Ciardiello. Register here.