As part of Will Eisner week, writer, editor, and former DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz will be reading a selection from his upcoming book, Will Eisner: The Dreamer and the Dream (Abrams, 2015), during "Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel" on Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Bark Room at Parsons, The New School in New York, New York. The book explores Eisner's legacy, specifically his role in the birth of the American graphic novel. This event is free to the public. The Bark Room at Parsons, The New School is located at 2 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011. For more Will Eisner Week events, visit the official website.
Celebrate the release of the first issue of the All-New Marvel Now! Moon Knight with series artist Declan Shalvey and colorist Jordie Bellaire on Wednesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at The Big Bang in Dublin, Ireland. Written by Warren Ellis, the new series combines elements from the character's previous interpretations, striking a balance between, as Ellis puts it, "ground-level action and high strangeness," and given with a modern look by Shalvey and Bellaire. First 100 visitors who purchase the issue in store will receive a free print. This event is free to the public. The Big Bang is located at Pembroke District, Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16, Ireland.
As part of British Comics Month, Selfmade Hero creators ILYA, Mark Stafford, and Reinhard Kleist will be signing copies of their work on Friday, March 7th at 7 p.m. at Gosh! Comics in London, U.K. ILYA, the creator of Room For Love, and Stafford, artist of The Man Who Laughs (with David Hine), will both be on hand to celebrate the relase of Kleist's newest work, The Boxer, about the life of Polish boxer and holocaust survivor Hertzko Haft. Refreshments will be served, and all Selfmade Hero books will be 25% off regular price. This event is free to the public. Gosh! Comics is located at 1 Berwick St., Soho, WIF ODR, London, United Kingdom.
The first ever Smugde Comics Art Expo is taking place on Saturday, March 8th from 12-6 p.m. at Artisphere Ballroom in Arlington, Virginia. The show, created by writer and editor Matt Dembicki and event organizer Tina Henry, aims to promote independent comics and all forms of storytelling. Programming includes special guest speaker Ben Hatke, creator of the Zita the Space Girl series, comics and animation workshops with industry professionals, local exhibitors, and more. This event is free to the public. Artisphere is located at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209.