LOS ANGELES discussion/signing on June 5th!

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If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I’ll be doing a discussion, Q&A, and signing on Wednesday, June 5th at A Shop Called Quest (300 Santa Fe Ave., DTLA) from 7-9pm. I hope to see you there!

Here is the FB event listing too.

And as a reminder, my graphic novel Come Again is nominated for two Eisner Awards— Best Graphic Album (New) and Best Writer/Artist. If you’re eligible to vote, please consider my work for the Eisners— thanks so much!

New events for spring 2019-- Bay Area, Columbus, Vancouver!

Hi everybody! Here’s a list of upcoming events I’ll be doing over the spring:

  • April 17th: Andrew Aydin and I will do a talk & signing for March as a part of San Mateo’s all-county reading selection— Fox Theatre (2215 Broadway, Redwood City CA).

  • April 27-28: I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio at SPACE (Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd). I’ll also be doing my first ever live reading from Come Again on the 27th at Kafe Kerouac, as a part of the SPACE After-Party— please come support all the brave introverts!

  • May 18-19: I’ll be a special guest at VanCAF in Vancouver, BC (The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews), signing at the Pulp Fiction booth and participating in panels as well. Info on signing/panel times TBC!

Here’s a master list of all my upcoming events, with more reliable and up-to-date details.

More info, and maybe an extra event or two, forthcoming— see you there!

Happy birthday, Congressman John Lewis!

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Happy 79th birthday to friend, collaborator, and hero, John Lewis!

Help honor his lifelong commitment to justice and equality by staying loud, keeping up the pressure, and working together to make real the revolutionary promise of the Beloved Community.

We can do it. And we must.

Our world can only change when we make it happen.

Michigan signings, Feb. 22-23

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If you’re in Michigan or northern Ohio, I’ll be slangin books at these two upcoming events:

Friday, February 22nd in Ann Arbor, at Vault Of Midnight (219 S. Main St.), 7-9 pm. Here’s the FB event page.

Saturday, February 23rd in East Lansing, at the MSU Comics Forum (MSU Main Library, 3rd Floor, 366 W. Circle Dr.), 10:30am-5:30pm. Brilliant cartoonist friend Carolyn Nowak will be hanging at my table too— her book Girl Town is one of the very best comics of 2018!

Spread the word— thanks! See you there.

CXC this weekend!

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Columbus, Ohio— see you this weekend (September 29-30) for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus at the Metropolitan Library (96 S. Grant)!

I’ll be at table 36, with copies of my new book Come Again, a few copies of the “rare-in-the-US” Spanish March omnibus, and most of my older work as well.

Saturday at 3:15 I’ll be on the “Drawing Injustice: Activism & Artistry” panel in the Carnegie Room.

See you there!

Brooklyn & SPX signings this weekend!

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Come join me for a few ill-timed East Coast events, in the middle of a giant hurricane!

  • Thursday, Sept. 13th— I’ll be in Brooklyn, doing a talk/signing for my new book Come Again7pm at Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave.), as a part of Brooklyn Book Fest!

  • Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16th— I’ll be slangin books at the Top Shelf booth at the Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, MD! My official signing schedule is Saturday 11-2 and 4-6, then Sunday 12-1 and 2-5:30. I’ll also be on the “Look Back And Laugh: Youth And Autobiography” panel Sunday 1-2pm in the White Flint Auditorium.

See you there!

Arkansas & Chicago signings/talks in early August!

I'm turning 40 years old tomorrow, and hitting the road for my new graphic novel Come Again-- first up, my home state of Arkansas! Come to any of these events if you can:

* Friday, August 3rd-- Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville AR. I'll be doing a slideshow talk about Come Again, March, and my general path through comics at 1pm, followed by a loose workshop for independently motivated/interested artists and storytellers. Nightbird Books will have books available for sale at the library.

* Friday, August 3rd-- Nightbird Books (205 W. Dickson St.), Fayetteville AR-- I'll be doing a signing from 7-9pm.

* Saturday, August 4th-- The Comic Book Store (9307 Treasure Hill Rd.), Little Rock AR-- I'll be signing from 2-4pm.

* Saturday, August 4th-- Zine Night, Vino's (923 W. 7th), Little Rock AR-- I'll be selling books and hanging out from 7-10pm.

And if you're in the Chicago area:

* Thursday, August 9th-- Quimby's, (1854 W. North Ave.) Chicago IL-- I'll be doing a slideshow talk, Q&A, and signing at 7pm.

See you there!

Here are some recent interviews and podcast discussions I've done about both Come Again and March:

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Comics Alternative

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (4 Minutes, 4 Questions)

Arkansas Times Rock Candy Podcast

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (main feature)

Publishers Weekly

Aaaaaaaand here are recent reviews of Come Again in Publishers Weekly (starred review), The Comics Journal, and Arkansas Times.

More info and dates soon-- stay tuned!

COME AGAIN debut this week at San Diego Comic Con

I'll be at Top Shelf/IDW's booth (#2743) all weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA for the debut of my new graphic novel, Come Again.

Here's my schedule-- in general, come find me at the Top Shelf booth, Thursday-Sunday:

* Thursday, 7/19: signing at Top Shelf booth #2743, 1-2:30pm and 4-6pm.

* Friday, 7/20: "The Human Condition: Connecting Humanity With Graphic Novels" panel w/ TBA. 1-2pm, Room 23ABC.

* Friday, 7/20: signing at IDW booth #2743, 5-6pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: signing at IDW booth #2743, 1-2pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: signing w/ Andrew Aydin at CBLDF booth #1918, 2-3pm.

* Saturday, 7/21: I'll be the keynote speaker at the CBLDF's live art auction-- with an original MARCH piece up for sale too! Hilton Bayfront, Sapphire AB, 8pm.

* Sunday, 7/22: signing at IDW booth #2743, 1-2pm.

New interview at Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Here's an interview I just did with Sean Clancy at my hometown newspaper, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette-- discussing Come Again, punk, March, Run, Two Dead, and the area ghost legends which shaped our lives there.

Come Again will be out in comic book stores this Wednesday, July 11th! It'll be available in bookstores and online August 7th.

NYC-- MARCH art exhibit reception this Thursday 3/1!

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New York City folks-- see you this Thursday, March 1st for a public reception of a huge March art exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators (128 E. 63rd) from 6-9pm. 150 pages on two floors!

The show will continue through June 30th, so swing by anytime if you can't make it this week.

Thanks-- spread the word, and I hope to see you there!

MARCH journals, postcard sets, and pin sets available!

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I'm not into licensed merchandise, but my collaborators and I are very impressed by the folks at Chronicle Books, and their push to design these bad boys to be inherently action-oriented. Stuff to carry your own concerns forward, organize, keep up the pressure, stay loud, stay together.

I'm selling all this stuff as one combo pack-- order directly from me here:

*March 200-page hardcover journal w/ additional essays, excerpts from the trilogy, historical contexts, and handy contact-and-action points for your elected officials.

*March 30-postcard set w/ even more essays, excerpts, and context.

*March 2-pin set-- one emblazoned with the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the other reading "Good Trouble / Necessary Trouble".

Anyway, these are $45 retail, so here they are a bit cheaper. Change will never come from commodifying activism-- but these are tools, as are the books themselves. I dig em.

JOHN LEWIS AND "MARCH" ON ARTHUR!

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Check out the new Arthur episode, "Arthur Takes A Stand", in which the title character organizes school boycotts and sit-ins to protest unfair working conditions, along with a guest appearance by the man himself, John Lewis, and a shout-out to March!

I'm so proud of this moment. We need to prepare our kids for the necessity of activism and risk. Can't wait to show the episode to my children!

MARCH art exhibit at NYC Society Of Illustrators

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New York City!

I'll see you on Thursday, March 1st for the opening reception of a massive March artwork exhibit at the Society Of Illustrators (128 E. 63rd St.)-- 7pm sounds about right.

This show is co-curated by John Lind and Charles Brownstein, with accompanying text by Jonathan W. Gray. I'm really looking forward to it-- see you there!

MARCH artwork exhibit at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum-- reception on Feb. 9th!

If you're in the Bay Area, come to the Cartoon Art Museum (781 Beach St., San Francisco) on Friday, February 9th from 7-9 pm for the opening reception of a March original artwork exhibit!

I'll be doing some combination of slideshow talk, discussion, Q&A, casual walking tour, and book signing along with snacks, slow jamz, and ponies. The event is free for museum members, and $10 for the public-- I look forward to seeing you there!

MARCH discussions, slide show, and class visit in Ann Arbor on November 27th!

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.

OMNIBOX set debut at TCAF-- taking direct orders now!

This weekend in Toronto at TCAF, I'll be debuting my OMNIBOX set-- a 700-page boxed set collecting SWALLOW ME WHOLE, ANY EMPIRE, and YOU DON'T SAY. Come see me at the Top Shelf booth May 13-14th-- I'll post my panel/signing schedule tomorrow!

I'm currently taking direct orders of the boxed set here (which includes a bonus download of Erin Tobey's amazing MIDDLEMAZE album). You're also welcome to get one at your local shop, from Top Shelf, or from Amazon, among many other outlets. Thanks!