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San Francisco, CA: R. Kikuo Johnson (No One Else) in conversation with Paolo Rivera (The Self-Absorbing Man) at Green Apple Books

Green Apple Books 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA

Join us for an evening with cartoonist (and frequent New Yorker cover artist) R. Kikuo Johnson as he discusses his newest book, No One Else! The book is the story of a fractured family, workaholic nurse Charlene, and slacker musician Robbie processing the death of their father, while Charlene's young son Brandon obsesses over finding his lost cat. The book is set in the author's hometown on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and the gorgeously rendered landscape is a character in and of itself. Publisher's Weekly gave it a starred review, noting, "Johnson tells an achingly realistic story of a...

Seattle, WA: R. Kikuo Johnson, No One Else Book Signing and Exhibition at the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery 1201 S Vale St, Seattle, WA

Join us at the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery for an evening celebrating R. Kikuo Johnson! We'll have prints of his New Yorker covers and artwork from his books on display in the gallery and he'll be signing copies of his gorgeous bestselling new graphic novel, No One Else, and the beautifully reissued 15th anniversary edition of Night Fisher. Incidentally, this coincides with the 15th anniversary of the Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, so this reception will be a part of our week-long anniversary celebrations! There will be holiday refreshments, an exclusive commemorative tote bag, new bookmarks, and limited edition bookplates--it'll be...

Honolulu, HI: R. Kikuo Johnson, No One Else Book Talk and Signing at Bās Bookshop

Bās Bookshop 1154 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu, HI

Join us for an evening with R. Kikuo Johnson at Bās Bookshop in Honolulu, HI! He'll be discussing his new graphic novel, No One Else, that Publishers Weekly called "a beautiful example of a short comic containing multitudes" and signing copies of all his books! Make sure you register to attend at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bas-bookshop-presents-no-one-else-book-talk-with-r-kikuo-johnson-tickets-213388630137!

Iowa City, IA: Ana Merino (Illustrating Spain in the US) Book Launch at the Iowa City Public Library

Iowa City Public Library 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA

Please join Prairie Lights Books at the Iowa City Public Library to celebrate the release of Ana Merino's new collection Illustrating Spain in the US, a dazzling combination of comics and essays that sheds light on the rich but often overlooked contributions of Spanish immigrants to the political, cultural, and scientific history of the US, translated by Marta González-Cutre. Diplomat Eduardo Garrigues and cartoonist Rayco Pulido resurrect the historical figure of Bernardo de Gálvez, who played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War. Professor James Fernández, Filmmaker Luis Argeo and artists Ana Penyas and Seisdedos bring to life the rollicking immigrant enclave of Tampa, once known as the "Cigar Capital...

Virtual: Ron Regé, Jr. (Halcyon) in conversation with Annie Mok at Secret Headquarters

Streaming live to Fantagraphics' Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fantagraphics Join cartoonist Ron Regé, Jr. for a virtual event celebrating the release of his newest book, Halcyon! Ron will sit down with writer-artist Annie Mok to discuss the graphic novel Publisher's Weekly called "dazzling art from a dazzling mind"! Signed copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA! Buy the book: https://thesecretheadquarters.bigcartel.com/ About the book: Halcyon is a graceful and psychedelic vision of a graphic novel that spans time, terrestrial planes, SF, and new age mysticism to detail the spiritual journeys of its two nonbinary protagonists....

New York, NY: “Hard-Ass Friday Night: The Art of Spain Rodriguez” Exhibition at Andrew Edlin Gallery

Andrew Edlin Gallery 212 Bowery, New York, NY

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to announce Hard-Ass Friday Night: The Art of Spain Rodriguez, its first show for the artist since announcing its representation of the estate. Curated by Dan Nadel, this career-spanning retrospective will include unique drawings for comics from the 1960s through the 1990s alongside sketchbooks, paintings, and ephemera. Spain Rodriguez (1940-2012), called the “socialist soul” of the 1960s underground comics movement, combined leftist politics, outlaw biker adventure, and science fiction in dynamically drawn stories. He was a natural yarn spinner with an entertainer’s flair for dramatic staging, noir cityscapes, and striking figures. Robert Crumb, who has...

Virtual: Noah Van Sciver (The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski) in conversation with Doug Martsch (Built to Spill) at Malaprop’s Bookstore

Virtual

This event is a free event, but registration is required. Click here to register. The link required to attend will be emailed to registrants prior to the event. Join cartoonist Noah Van Sciver for a virtual event celebrating the paperback release of his bestselling collection, The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski! He'll be sitting down with Doug Martsch of Built to Spill to discuss his beloved antihero, the perennially down-on-his-luck Fante Bukowski! Buy the book: https://www.malaprops.com/book/9781683965145

Los Angeles, CA: Johnny Ryan (Prison Pit: the Complete Collection) Book Launch at Secret Headquarters

Johnny Ryan will sign copies of his bestselling epic, Prison Pit: the Complete Collection, at Secret Headquarters from 6:00-7:00 pm PST! Customers will be asked to wear masks in the store, in the line, and when they approach the signing table, and to maintain social distance while in line. Be cool, everyone! This filthy meat-grinder of a comics battle royale is collected in one massive volume, now in paperback! Prison Pit is a planet full of repugnant intergalactic criminals, drug-filled slugs, and now Cannibal F***face (CF). From 2009 to 2018, the crudely manic pen and mind of Johnny Ryan documented...

Seattle, WA: Elizabeth Haidle (Party of One) Book Signing and Window Art Installation at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery 1201 S Vale St, Seattle, WA

Elizabeth Haidle will sign copies of her gorgeous new book, Party of One, at Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery from 1:00-2:00 pm PST! She'll also be jazzing up the front window of the store and we can't wait to see how it looks--stop on by! Offering keen and thoughtful insight into the creative process, this collection of lush figurative watercolor drawings is a fascinating glimpse into the whimsical mind of one of the most imaginative illustrators working today. For the past five plus years, Portland-based artist Elizabeth Haidle has attended figure drawing sessions and honed her illustration skills. Party of One gathers...

Philadelphia, PA: Kate Schneider (Headland) Book Launch at Partners and Son

Please join Partners and Son to celebrate the release of Kate Schneider's new book, Headland! Customers will be asked to wear masks in the store, in the line, and when they approach the signing table, and to maintain social distance while in line. In Headland, artist Kate Schneider pays tribute to her departed grandmother, presenting with deeply felt empathy a perspective little represented in popular literature. Drawn with soft pencils and lush colors, this graphic novel explores the tensions between safety and autonomy, language and silence, holding on and letting go. "It can be so difficult, so terrifying, really, to...