COME AGAIN on NPR's Best Books of 2018 list!

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I’m thrilled to find Come Again on NPR’s Best Books of 2018 list, alongside great work by buds Cecil Castellucci, Marley Zarcone, Vera Brosgol, Lisa Hanawalt, Eleanor Davis, Ben Passmore, Jose Villarrubia, Ngozi Ukazu, Magdelene Visaggio, and more— go comics!

Here are the most direct ways to find Come Again:
* Top Shelf

* Your local bookstore
* Your local comics shop

* Directly from me

* Amazon, if you must

Thanks for supporting the medium of comics, everyone!

SDCC 2017 schedule!

If you're going to Comic-Con International in San Diego this week, here's what I'll be up to:

THURS 7/20, 5-6 pm: Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

FRI 7/21, 10am-12pm: Signing w/ Andrew Aydin at Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

FRI 7/21, 4:30-5:30 pm: "Into The Past: History & Comics" panel w/ Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta, Chris Schweizer, Brigette Findakly, Nathan Hale, Alison Wilgus. Room 26AB.

FRI 7/21, 8pm: Eisner Awards! MARCH: BOOK THREE is nominated for Best Reality-Based Work.

SAT 7/22, 10-11 am: MARCH panel w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Room 23ABC.

SAT 7/22, 11:15am-1:30pm: MARCH signing w/ John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743.

SUN 7/23, 12:15-1:45 pm: CBLDF Live Art Jam w/ Liz Suburbia, Sonny Liew, Chris Burnham-- artwork will be auctioned to benefit the CBLDF (here's your one chance to buy some original MARCH-related artwork!). Room 5AB.

SUN 7/23, 2-4pm: I'm planning to be at the Top Shelf/IDW booth #2743 for most of the afternoon!

See you there!

TCAF signing/panel schedule.

I'll be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival this weekend, slangin' books and debuting my new OMNIBOX set. Here's my schedule of panel discussions and signings-- see you there!

SATURDAY, MAY 13:

* 11:00 am: "Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration" panel w/ Molly Ostertag, John Jennings, Metaphrog, and Fanny Britt. Library Learning Centre.

* 12:00-2:00 pm: signing at Top Shelf/IDW booth #285-286.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14:

* 12:00 pm: "Comics As Political Resistance" panel w/ Ben Passmore, Julia Alekseyeva, Matt Lubchansky. Forest Hill Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville.

* 1:00-2:30 pm: signing at Top Shelf/IDW booth #285-286.

* 2:30-3:30 pm: signing at First Second booth #204-205.

* 4:00 pm: Creator Spotlight discussion, moderated by Cecil Castellucci. (Books will be sold outside the panel immediately afterwards, as it's the very end of the show.) High Park Ballroom, Marriott Bloor-Yorkville.

MARCH nominated for 3 Eisner Awards!



I'm honored to find that March: Book One, my collaboration with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, has been nominated for three Eisner Awards: Best Reality-Based Work, Best Publication For Teens, and Best Penciller/Inker!

This year's list has a really solid line-up of nominees-- congratulations to all my other comics homies including Cecil Castellucci, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Scott Snyder, Jeffrey Brown, Ed Piskor, Zander Cannon, Faith Erin Hicks, Luke Pearson, Gene Yang, Paul Pope, Sheila Keenan, Nathan Fox, Ben Katchor, Jeff Smith, Judith Vanistendael, and lots more! The winners will be announced at a ceremony this July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

The complete list can be viewed here.
Judith Vanistendael

San Diego Comic Con schedule-- signings & panels!

If you'll be at the gargantuan mind-shredder that is Comic Con International next week, I'll see you there! Come see me anytime at the Top Shelf booth (#1721)-- Brand-new copies of March: Book One will be there, and I'll also have the rest of my books and a ton of original artwork for sale.

Here are the special panels and signings I'll be doing as well:

THURSDAY, JULY 18:

5:00-7:00 pm: Drawing with tons of other artists on The Blank Page Project, with artwork auctioned off later to benefit The Hero Initiative (helping take care of our fellow creators, as many of us have no safety net, pension, retirement, health resources, etc.). This will happen outside in the back of the Vela restaurant at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront hotel (next door to the convention center).

SATURDAY, JULY 20:

10:00-11:00 am: March panel with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Room 23ABC.

12:00-1:00 pm: Top Shelf spotlight panel w/ Leigh Walton, Chris Ross, Shannon Wheeler, Mark Russell, Jeffrey Brown, Zander Cannon, Kevin Cannon, Andrew Aydin, and Rob Harrell. Room 4.

2:30-4:15 pm: signing at Top Shelf booth with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

4:30-5:30 pm: "Comics And Prose: The Graphic Novel Hybrid" panel with Jeffrey Brown, Cecil Castellucci, Tom King, Jim Pascoe, and Janet Tashjian. Room 26AB.

SUNDAY, JULY 21:

10:30 am-12:00 pm: signing at Top Shelf booth with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

1:00-3:00 pm: signing at Top Shelf booth with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

4:00-5:00 pm: signing at Top Shelf booth with John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS is a YALSA Readers' Choice nominee & a review at Shelf Awareness

I'm pleased to pass along word that Cecil Castellucci's and my hybrid graphic novel The Year Of The Beasts is a YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Readers' Choice nominee

Here's a sweet new review of the book at Shelf Awareness too.

"Yet there is redemption in this page-turning tale, and an acceptance that feelings alone cannot determine humans' fates."

THE YEAR OF THE BEASTS mailorders now shipping!



The Year Of The Beasts, my new hybrid novel/graphic novel written by Cecil Castellucci, will hit shelves everywhere on May 22nd, but I'm officially shipping out signed copies now! It's $17 ppd. in the US (write me for international shipping info).


Order your copy from me HERE and I'll get it sent out pronto.

Also, I've expanded my Combo Pack: for $45 (in the US) you can choose any 3 full-length books-- The Year Of The Beasts, The Silence Of Our Friends, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, Sounds Of Your Name, and for an extra $5 I'll throw in Edible Secrets as well. Just include which books you'd like in your ordering text. Thanks!

(Here's Cecil and I at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival last weekend.)

May and June goings-on*



All right, time for a long-overdue update.

I drew the cover for We Will Bury You #2 by Brea Grant and Zane Grant, and published by IDW-- it's been in stores for a few weeks now, and I have copies available for $4 ppd. (the store will be updated "soon", but for now just email me about it if you're interested.)

I'll be drawing the comic-book portion of the forthcoming Year Of The Beasts, written by Cecil Castellucci and published by Roaring Brook Press. But don't expect that baby until 2012.

The Silence Of Our Friends is a little over halfway done, and Any Empire is nearing the end of its editing phase. I've gotten a head start on some of the inks and it's really exciting.

Here are some upcoming signings and stuff:

* Wed May 19 @ G-Mart Comics in Champaign IL from 2-6 pm.
* Sat May 22 @ Summit City Con in Fort Wayne IN.

* Jul 22-25 @ Comic Con International in San Diego CA (at the Top Shelf table!).

oh! To boot, my band Universe will be touring the South in the summer, and will have copies of our new CD, Passenger. Here are the dates (details soon):

* Wed 6/23 Bloomington IN @ Greek's Pizza w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad and to-be-named superband.
* Thurs 6/24 Louisville KY @ TBA w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad + more TBA.
* Fri 6/25 Cairo IL @ Ace of Cups w/ Andrew Jackson Jihad + more TBA.
* Sat 6/26 Little Rock AR @ Juanita's w/ Iron Tongue and Zucura. All Ages, $3!
* Sun 6/27 New Orleans LA @ TBA.
* Mon 6/28 Pensacola FL @ TBA.
* Tue 6/29 Tallahassee FL @ TBA.
* Wed 6/30 Gainesville FL @ TBA.
* Thurs 7/1 St. Augustine FL @ TBA.
* Fri 7/2 Atlanta GA @ TBA.
* Sat 7/3 Athens GA @ TBA.
* Sun 7/4 Chattanooga TN @ Sluggo's w/ TBA.