Compiled by Kate Fitzsimons
Our 8/28/2011 calendar of upcoming comics events.
Beginning at 9:30 p.m. on August 30, customers at A Comic Shop, Orlando's Eisner-nominated comic book store, will be invited to party anticipate the sale of the new, reimagined, Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns, which will go on sale in the store at midnight. The event is being promoted as a chance for new readers to launch themselves in the DC Universe with a bang. Free beer will be provided, so all guests must be over 21 with ID.
Big Questions creator Anders Nilsen will appear at Lula Cafe in Chicago, courtesy of Quimby's Bookstore, on August 30 to discuss and sign his new book. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30 and is free to the publics. Lula Cafe is located at 2537 North Kedzie Boulevard, Chicago, IL.
Infinite Kung Fu creator Kagan McLeod will appear at Revival Bar in Toronto, on September 2, to celebrate the launch of Infinite Kung Fu. McLeod will discuss and sign his new books, courtesy of the comic store The Beguiling, as well as doing sketches for attendees and partying with the crowd. DJ 1XL and DJ Excess, performing as Hop Fu, will provide a live remixed funk score to a classic kung fu film. The event takes place at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 2 and is $5 to the general public, but free with a copy of Infinite Kung Fu. Revival Bar is located at 783 College Street, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Small press comics creators from this year's SF Zinefest including Susie Cagle, Lark Pien and Tessa Brunton, among others, will read from their work, accompanied by projections of their art at the Cartoon Art Museum. The event takes place from 7– 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Cartoon Art Museum located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Suggested entrance is $5.
On September 10 and 11, the 2011 Small Press Expo will take place in Bethesda, MD and feature such guests as Carla Speed McNeil, Jim Woodring, Johnny Ryan, Kate Beaton and Craig Thompson. The Small Press Expo will be held at the Marriot North Bethesda at 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD. Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for one day, $15 for two days.