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Los Angeles: Jaime Hernandez at Skylight Books

Skylight Books 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles

Jaime Hernandez will sign copies of his new art book, Queen of the Ring: Wrestling Drawings by Jaime Hernandez, at Skylight Books from 7-8:30pm PDT. Customers will be ask to mask when they approach the signing table, and social distance while in line.

Simon Hanselmann & Alex Graham: Crisis Zone Virtual Book Launch

Secret Headquarters 3817 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

Join New York Times bestselling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann for a virtual book launch celebrating the release of his newest book, Crisis Zone! Simon will sit down with fellow serial cartoonist Alex Graham (Dog Biscuits) to discuss the ups and downs of cartooning through a global pandemic. Signed bookplate copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Secret Headquarters LA!   About the book: In March 2020, as the planet began to enter lockdown, Simon Hanselmann decided that what the world needed most was free, easily accessible entertainment, so he set out to make the greatest webcomic ever created! Crisis Zone‘s battle...

Seattle: Simon Hanselmann Crisis Zone Book Launch Party at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery 1201 S Vale St, Seattle

  Join New York Times bestselling cartoonist Simon Hanselmann for a book launch party celebrating the release of his newest book, Crisis Zone! The evening will include live noise music, a book signing/meet and greet, free food and drink, and other surprises. Original art pages from the limited-edition Crisis Zone 2022 calendar will be on display in the gallery. Not to be missed! Saturday, August 28th 6-9pm at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery!   About the book: In March 2020, as the planet began to enter lockdown, Simon Hanselmann decided that what the world needed most was free, easily accessible entertainment,...

Virtual: Shira Spector (Red Rock Baby Candy), Illustrating Identity: Visual Language & Queer Stories, The Word on the Street

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Celebrate the stories that connect us at The Word On The Street Toronto’s 2021 virtual festival of storytelling, ideas and imagination. About this event: The Word On The Street presents Illustrating Identity: Visual Language & Queer Stories, in partnership with the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. An image is worth 1,000 words, or so the saying goes. What does illustration bring to queer stories? There was a time where the only queer signifiers were subtle visual clues, and visual presentation is still a huge facet of people's identities in the modern era. Join four modern illustrators as they discuss queer stories...

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.

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

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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: Lane Milburn (Lure) in conversation with Evan Narcisse (Rise of the Black Panther, Marvel’s Voices #1) at Secret Headquarters

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Streaming live to Fantagraphics' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fantagraphics Join cartoonist Lane Milburn for a virtual event celebrating the release of his newest book, Lure! Lane will sit down with fellow artist and comics journalist Evan Narcisse (Rise of the Black Panther, Marvel's Voices #1) to discuss the role of art (and the artist) in the apocalypse. Signed bookplate copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA! Buy the book: https://thesecretheadquarters.bigcartel.com/ About the book: In this SF graphic novel, a group of idealistic young artists from Earth are commissioned to collaborate on a corporate art...

Virtual: Simon Hanselmann (Crisis Zone) at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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Best known for his Megg, Mogg and Owl series of books, Simon has a unique perspective on life, art and storytelling. His work is simultaneously hilarious and profoundly unsettling. Although the title characters of Megg and Mogg are a witch and a cat, like the popular 1970s children’s book heroes Meg and Mog, there the similarity ends. In Hanselmann’s stories, the pair are, in his words, ‘depressed drug users struggling with life’. Simon’s work has brought him two Eisner Awards and the prestigious Angoulême International Comics Festival Award for Best Series. Most recently, he has been serialising a pandemic-themed story...

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

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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,...