Two of the most exciting and vibrant young creators will be here to read from and sign their work: Ezra Claytan Daniels, author of UPGRADE SOUL and Ben Passmore, author of YOUR BLACK FRIEND and DAYGLOAYHOLE. Fantastic work from fantastic creators!
Join Jeffrey Brown (Lucy & Andy Neanderthal), Ben Costa & James Parks (Rickety Stitch), Judd Winick (Hilo), and moderator Brian Hibbs for an adult-oriented conversation for aspiring creators about conceiving, pitching, and executing graphic novels for kids – the fastest growing segment in comics today!
Admission is free. First come, first served. 305 Divisadero St. @ Page in San Francisco.
Bring your questions!
We are extremely pleased to bring you the author of Kickstarter’s most successful comics offering of all time, Ngozi Ukazu and the wonderful CHECK, PLEASE!
The hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who's terrified of checking - and is desperately in love with the captain of his hockey team! Eric Bittle is a former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier. But as accomplished as he is, nothing could prepare him for his freshman year of playing hockey at the prestigious Samwell University in Samwell, Massachusetts. It's nothing like co-ed club hockey back in the South! For one? There's checking. Second, there is Jack, his very attractive but moody captain.
You probably haven’t ever read a comic like this before — but then you’re going to wonder where the Hockey / Baking hole in your life was all this time!
We are very excited to announce that Matt Wagner will be at Comix Experience on November 28th at 6pm to sign the latest in his epic series, MAGE: THE HERO DENIED!
The open to the public signing will take place from 6pm to 7:30pm and will be followed by our members-only Graphic Novel of the Month Club meeting. We'll be chatting with Matt at the meeting, and. as you can probably already guess, there will be LOTS to talk about. If you want to be a part of the conversation, visit www.graphicnovelclub.com/start now!
Are you a Wizarding World expert? Prove it!
Show off all your Harry Potter knowledge at the first ever Comix Experience Harry Potter Trivia night on Friday, October 19th, at 8pm! We'll have snacks, drinks, and, most importantly, prizes! Costumes are encouraged!
We are thrilled to announce that David Small will be in store on Saturday, October 13, 2018 to celebrate the release of HOME AFTER DARK, the follow-up to his incredible graphic memoir STITCHES! He'll be signing from 5-7pm so make sure to stop by and meet him!
About HOME AFTER DARK:
David Small’s long-awaited graphic novel is a savage portrayal of male adolescence gone awry like no other work of recent fiction or film.
Wildly kaleidoscopic and furiously cinematic, Home After Dark is a literary tour-de-force that renders the brutality of adolescence in the so-called nostalgic 1950s, evoking such classics as The Lord of the Flies. Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California in search of a dream. Suddenly forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a dilapidated town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious boys who bully Russell for being “queer.” Rescued from his booze-swilling father by Wen and Jian Mah, a Chinese immigrant couple who long for a child, Russell betrays their generosity by running away with their restaurant’s proceeds. Told almost entirely through thousands of spliced images, once again “employ[ing] angled shots and silent montages worthy of Alfred Hitchcock” (Washington Post, on Stitches), Home After Dark becomes a new form of literature in this shocking graphic interpretation of cinema verité.
Lisa Hanawalt will be here on Wednesday, September 29th, at 6pm to sign her newest graphic novel COYOTE DOGGIRL (Drawn & Quarterly). Producer and production designer of BoJack Horseman, Lisa brings that same self-aware, playful humor to COYOTE DOGGIRL, both an homage to and a lampoon of westerns.
This public signing will be followed by the private meeting of the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club, if you would like to join or just want more info, please visit graphicnovelclub.com/start
We're very excited to announce that Brenna Thummler will be here LIVE and IN PERSON signing her new graphic novel, SHEETS (Lion Forge)
The open-to-the-public signing will take place at 11am, following our private Kids Graphic Novel Club meeting. For more info on the club, please visit graphicnovelclub.com/kids.
About SHEETS: Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen-year-old girl who is left in charge of the family laundry business after her mother's unexpected death, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, her grieving father, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's worked for. Wendell IS a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world. Sheets illustrates the determination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem to be conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible whether life feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgiveness and unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a haunted laundromat.
Come help us welcome Jim Pascoe, creator of the new series Cottons and the release of the first book in the series Secret of the Wind.
Public signing at 11am follows private meet of the Kids Graphic Novel Club. For more info please visit graphicnovelclub.com/kids
Nate Powell, the creator of SOUND OF YOUR NAME, ANY EMPIRE, SWALLOW ME WHOLE and the illustrator of the critically acclaimed and award winning MARCH trilogy, joins us to celebrate the release of his latest graphic novel COME AGAIN.
This public signing will be followed by the private meeting of the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club, if you would like to join or just want more info, please visit graphicnovelclub.com/start
This is only a week away! Hope to see you all there :)
If you can, bring your fave bev to share and we'll have some Rosé and snax to snack upon 🍻🥂🍹🍷🍪🍿
We have a ton of old printer paper and color pencils/old sharpies to draw on/with but feel free to also bring your fave things to create with :)
Come and meet one of the biggest names in modern comics! From his humble beginnings with AMERICAN VAMPIRE and SEVERED, to his towering achievement of redefining BATMAN for a new era with COURT OF OWLS, Scott Snyder has been someone to watch as he grows as a massive talent.
We could not be more excited to have him here to celebrate the release of one of his best works, DARK NIGHTS METAL.
Due to the incredible demand we are unfortunately having to limit attendance. We will be giving tickets to anyone who purchases a copy of the Deluxe Hardcover of METAL. For more details on this incredible event please check out www.comixexperience.com/snyder
This public signing will be followed by the private meeting of the Graphic Novel of the Month Club, for info that this please check out www.graphicnovelclub.com/start
We're thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, May 23rd at 5pm, the Allreds will be at Comix Experience signing BUG! THE ADVENTURES OF FORAGER (DC Young Animal), our May Graphic Novel of the Month Club pick. Writer Lee Allred, artist Michael Allred, and colorist Laura Allred will all be here in person! The signing will be open to the public but will be followed by our private Graphic Novel Club Meeting, where we'll have a Q&A session with this very talented family. If you've got questions for the Allreds, join the Graphic Novel Club at www.graphicnovelclub.com/start now!
Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson will be LIVE and IN PERSON at Comix Experience on Sunday, May 20th at 11am to sign their exciting, new all-ages graphic novel, THE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE (First Second). The signing will be open to the public, starting at 11am, after our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids Club meeting, which is only open to club members. To learn more about the kids club and participate in the Q&A with Mairghread and Robin, visit www.graphicnovelclub.com/kids now!
About THE CITY ON THE OTHER SIDE:
In The City on the Other Side, a young girl stumbles into a pitched war between two fairy kingdoms, and the fate of San Francisco itself hangs in the balance!
Sheltered within her high-society world, Isabel plays the part of a perfectly proper little girl—she’s quiet, well-behaved, and she keeps her dresses spotlessly clean. She’s certainly not the kind of girl who goes on adventures.
But that all changes when Isabel breaches an invisible barrier and steps into another world. She discovers a city not unlike her own, but magical and dangerous. Here, war rages between the fairies of the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. Only Isabel, with the help of a magical necklace and a few new friends, stands a chance of ending the war before it destroys the fairy world, and her own.
From Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson comes a colorful fantasy graphic novel set in early twentieth century San Francisco.
We're very excited to announce that Kent Silveira will be here at Comix Experience on March 18, 2018 to sign his first all-ages graphic novel MY SUMMER WITH THE HAWAIIAN FIRE GODDESS (Alternative Comics)! The signing, which will be open to the public, will take place at 11am, following the Graphic Novel of the Month Kids Club meeting, which is open only to Kids Club members. To learn more about the Kids Club, visit graphicnovelclub.com/kids. Hope to see you there!
About MY SUMMER WITH THE HAWAIIAN FIRE GODDESS: On the island of Oahu two estranged step-siblings find a mysterious white dog who belongs to Pele, the Hawaiian Fire Goddess. Ancient rivalries are re-kindled, throwing Tamino and Timera into a race to save all of Honolulu from the elemental furies of wave, lava and frost. It's a good thing they have kui kui nuts, a dog, and a Thesaurus.
We are thrilled to announce that Jen Wang (IN REAL LIFE) will be here at Comix Experience on March 16th to sign her delightful new graphic novel THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER (First Second)! The open-to-the-public signing will take place from 6-7:30pm and will be followed by our Graphic Novel of Month Club meeting at 8pm, which is only open to club members. We can't wait to talk to Jen all about her charming and inclusive new comic, and if you'd like to join in the conversation, head on over to graphicnovelclub.com/start to become a Graphic Novel Club member!
About THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER:
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age:
Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!
Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.
We're thrilled to announce that November Garcia (FOGGY NOTIONS, MALARKEY) will be signing at Comix Experience on Saturday, February 17th from 6 to 8pm! November's independent, autobiographical comics are filled with both dark humor and real emotion, tackling everything from tech-obsessed SF and Karl the Fog to drug-fueled art antics and drunken inking. Come check out some great indie comics and meet the woman behind them!
Big news! Greg Pak (PLANET HULK, WEAPON X) will be at Comix Experience on Sunday, February 11th, at 11AM to sign his new all-ages comic MECH CADET YU! Perfect for fans of Pacific Rim and The Iron Giant, Mech Cadet Yu is filled with action, adventure, and heart, and we can't wait to talk to Greg all about it at our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids' Club meeting! The meeting will take place before the signing at 10AM and is only for Kids' Club members so if you've got questions for this superstar comic writer, make sure to check out the club at graphicnovelclub.com/kids!
About MECH CADET YU: Once a year, giant robots from outer space come to Earth and bond with young cadets from the elite Sky Corps Academy to defend the world from the terrifying aliens known as the Sharg. It’s a great honor to be chosen, but this year...well, the wrong kid was picked.
We're thrilled to announce that on January 21st at 11AM, co-writers Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas will be here at Comix Experience to sign their new all-ages graphic novel, CLOUDIA & REX (Lion Forge)! In this modern-day fantasy, it's up to 12-year-old Cloudia to protect her mom and her little sister Rex when they get caught in the middle of a fight between actual gods. We can't think of a better way to kick off our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids' Club in 2018! As always our Kids' Club Meeting will happen at 10AM, prior to the signing, and will only be open to members. If you're interested in joining in on what promises to be a great conversation and Q&A, check out graphicnovelclub.com/kids now!
About CLOUDIA & REX: After losing their dad, 12-year-old Cloudia and her kid sister Rex are taken on a road trip by their mother, who is having a hard time dealing with the stress of sudden single-motherhood. When their car is blasted off the road by a strange bolt from the sky, the kids find themselves with strange abilities—Cloudia has super strength and Rex is . . . a woolly rhino. It seems they've been possessed by two twin gods, Thanatos and Hypnos, who are fleeing the god-realm which is being overtaken by The High Waveform, a single consuming entity. Their mission is to use the girls to ferry the remaining fleeing gods to the World Tree, where a new realm of gods can be reborn. It's all a lot for a 12 year old to fully appreciate until the weight of the responsibility catches up with her.
We're very, very excited to tell you that Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) will be at Comix Experience on January 19th signing his hit Marvel series, BLACK BOLT! The signing will be open to the public from 6-7:30pm, and will be followed by the Graphic Novel of the Month Club meeting, where we'll talk to Ahmed all about his transition to comics, writing a silent hero, and more! As always, our book club meeting is only open to Graphic Novel of the Month Club members, but we love new members so if you're interested, visit graphicnovelclub.com/start now!
About BLACK BOLT: The silent king of the Inhumans stars in his first-ever solo series! But it begins with Black Bolt...imprisoned?! Where exactly is he? Why has he been jailed? And who could be powerful enough to hold the uncanny Black Bolt? The answers to both will shock you--and Black Bolt as well! For if he is to learn the truth, he must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate -the Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed crafts a story as trippy as it is action-packed, with truly mind-bending art from the one-and-only Christian Ward (ODY-C)!
We're very, very happy to announce that Nidhi Chanani will be here on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 11AM to sign her fantastic new, all-ages graphic novel PASHMINA. Our Graphic Novel of the Month Kids Club pick for December, PASHMINA is a magical coming of age tale that beautifully illustrates what it's like to juggle two cultures. As always, our Kids Club meeting is open only to members and will take place at 10AM, BEFORE the signing. If you'd like to learn more about the Kids Club, please visit graphicnovelclub.com.
About PASHMINA: Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions―the topic of India is permanently closed.
For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.
In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.
We're super excited to have Joe Pruett, publisher and chief commercial officer at AfterShock Comics, visiting both stores on Thursday, December 7th! He'll be at Comix Experience Outpost from 3-5pm and Comix Experience from 6-8pm. This is a great opportunity to get some insight into both the comics industry as a whole as well as some of the most exciting series coming out right now--don't miss it!
AfterShock has put out some truly special comics this year, including Donny Cates' much-talked-about series BABYTEETH and the always-horrifying (in the best way!) Cullen Bunn's DARK ARK. Stop by to learn all about what happens behind the scenes at one of comics' most promising publishers and maybe get some hints about what they have in store for next year! Plus, you'll get the chance to pick Joe Pruett's brain about his extensive experience in the comics world!
An Eisner award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience, Joe was nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards as a writer, editor and publisher, including for his work on Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Joe founded Desperado Publishing in 2004, which had a publishing partnership with Image Comics and IDW.
Get ready to feel all the feelings, everybody. Charles Forsman (THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, CELEBRATED SUMMER) will be here on December 6, 2017 signing his newest graphic novel I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS (Fantagraphics)! Our Graphic Novel of the Month Club pick for December, I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS captures the pain of being a teenager perfectly, bringing humor, depth and honesty to some really difficult subject matter. Luckily, our private Graphic Novel of the Month Club book discussion is taking place right after the signing, at 8pm, so we can work through some of our feelings about this fantastic book with the author himself. And of course, we'd love to have you at the discussion so check out graphicnovelclub.com for more information!
About I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS: Sydney seems like a normal, rudderless 15-year-old freshman. She hangs out underneath the bleachers, listens to music in her friend’s car, and gets into arguments with her annoying little brother — but she also has a few secrets she’s only shared in her diary. Like how she’s in love with her best friend Dina, the bizarre death of her war veteran father, and those painful telekinetic powers that keep popping up at the most inopportune times.
After his first two critically heralded graphic novels, Celebrated Summer and The End of the Fucking World (recently adapted into a TV show on the UK’s Channel 4 and soon to be streaming stateside on Netflix), Forsman once again expertly channels the teenage ethos in a style that evokes classic comic strips while telling a powerful story about the intense, and sometimes violent, tug of war between trauma and control. I am Not Okay with Thiscollects all of Forsman’s self-published minicomic series into one volume. It comments naturally on familial strain, sexual confusion, and PTSD in his usual straightfaced-but-humorous style, and firmly stakes his place among the world’s best young cartoonists.
The end is here! Join us for the midnight release of DOOMSDAY CLOCK on November 21, 2017 at 11:57pm. Don't miss the most anticipated release of the year!
About DOOMSDAY CLOCK: DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.
We're pretty obsessed with 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK, the childhood heist comic we never knew we needed, so we're thrilled to announce that artist Tyler Boss will be signing at Comix Experience on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 6-7:30pm! 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK (Black Mask) is our November graphic novel of the month club pick so, as always, the signing will be followed by our book club meeting, where writer Matt Rosenberg will be joining the conversation via Skype. It's sure to be a great conversation, filled with talk about comics, craft, and, of course, bank robberies! But, the meeting is only open to book club members so if you'd like to take part, visit graphicnovelclub.com!
About 4 KIDS WALK INTO A BANK: 11 year old Paige and her weirdo friends have a problem: a gang of ex-cons need her dad’s help on a heist… the problem is those ex-cons are morons. If Paige wants to keep her dad out of trouble, she’s going to have to pull off the heist herself.
4KWIAB is a very dark & moderately humorous story about friendship, growing up, d & d, puking, skinheads, grand larceny, & family. As told by TYLER BOSS (Lazarus, Vice.com) & MATTHEW ROSENBERG (We Can Never Go Home, S.H.I.E.L.D.: Quake).
We're very, very happy to announce that Tillie Walden will be here at Comix Experience on November 12th to sign her new graphic memoir SPINNING (:01 First Second)! SPINNING, our graphic novel of the month club pick for October, is a moving, beautiful memoir about growing up in and growing out of competitive figure skating.
The signing will be open to the public from 6pm to 7:30pm and will be followed by our monthly Graphic Novel Club meeting, where club members will get to talk to Tillie all about her process. You can find out more about the Graphic Novel of the Month at graphicnovelclub.com.
About SPINNING: Figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing in glitter and tights. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as Tillie's interests evolve, from her growing passion for art to a first love realized with a new girlfriend, she begins to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fits in. Poignant and captivating, this powerful graphic memoir captures what it's like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know.
We're very excited to announce that Molly Ostertag (STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST, SHATTERED WARRIOR) will be here at Comix Experience on November 12, 2017 to sign her new middle-grade graphic novel THE WITCH BOY (Scholastic)! The signing, which will be open to the public, will take place at 11am, following the Graphic Novel of the Month Kids Club meeting, which is open only to Kids Club members. To learn more about the Kids Club, visit graphicnovelclub.com. Hope to see you there!
About THE WITCH BOY: In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.
When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.
We're ever so excited to announce that Victoria Jamieson will be doing a short public signing at 11 AM on Sunday October 22nd following our private Kid's Club meeting and Q&A, in support of her awesome new book ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.
Victoria has to leave by 12:30 in order to catch a flight, so we have to cap the line at 100 people. Kid's Club members get first priority; you can join at graphicnovelclub.com/kids! To guarantee a spot in line otherwise, click here to purchase a copy of ALL'S FAIR IN MIDDLE SCHOOL from us in advance (this link will stop working when we are sold out)
About ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL: Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she'll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind--she'll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it's not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don't) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family's unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.
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