Join writer Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four, Hawkeye) and illustrator Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies) as they celebrate the launch of their new Image series, Sex Criminals, on Wednesday September 25 at 7 p.m. at Wicked nightclub, presented by The Beguiling Books & Art in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sex Criminals is the story of Suzie and John, lovers and bank robbers who freeze time whenever they have sex. In addition to signing copies of the issue, Fraction and Zdarsky will put on a special presentation and performance, along with local sex advice personality Sasha and fetish demonstrations from Ego Assassin! Tickets are $5 (includes a copy of the book) and must by 19+ to attend. Wicked nightclub is located at 1032 Queen St. W., 2nd & 3rd Fl., Toronto, ON M6J 1H7, Canada.
9/26: Peter Bagge and Cienna Madrid in Seattle, WA
Acclaimed cartoonist Peter Bagge will be joined by The Stranger's Cienna Madrid on the latest stop in his tour promoting his new book Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story (Drawn & Quarterly) on Thursday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall in the Town Hall community center in Seattle, WA. Woman Rebel tells the story of Margaret Sanger, the social and political activist who founded Planned Parenthood. Bagge will be presenting a slideshow about Sanger and how the book came to be, and later he will be joined by writer Cienna Madrid to discuss issues such as birth-control, women's rights and other causes Sanger stood and fought for. Tickets are $5. The Town Hall community center is located at 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.
Be a part of the Boston's independent comics scene at the third annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29 at University Hall in Cambridge, MA. MICE is aimed at developing a community of creators and readers and features a number of in-depth panels and workshops for comic makers of all ages. Progamming includes an "Iron Cartoonist" event that pits creators against each other a la Iron Chef, R. Sikoryak's Comics Carousel, live drawing sessions and more. Comics guests include Josh Neufeld (The Influencing Machine), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Maris Wicks (Primates), Nick Abadzis (Laika) and more. This event is free to the public. University Hall is located at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140.
9/29: Chris Claremont signing in Toronto, ON, Canada
Meet legendary comics writer Chris Claremont for a signing on Sunday, September 29th from 12-6 p.m. at Dr. Comics in Toronto, Ontario. While he is best known for his seminal runs on Marvel's Uncanny X-Men and X-Men, making both books worldwide bestsellers and creating characters such as Gambit, Kitty Pryde, Rogue and Sabretooth, he has also worked on characters like Superman and Batman. Claremont has also penned a number of creator-owned comics such as Marada, the She-Wolf (Titan) and Sovereign 7, and prose novels. This even is free to the public. Dr. Comics is located at 44 Kensington Ave. 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5T-2J9, Canada.