Join bestselling cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman for a drawing party on Wednesday, July 9 at 6:30pm at Astoria Bookshop in Astoria, New York. In addition to live sketching and reading, the two will be signing copies of their new graphic novel, Comics Squad: Recess! (Random House), a collaborative book also featuring work from Dave Pilkey, Gene Luen Yang, Jarret Krosoczka, and more. This event is free. Astoria Bookshop is located at 31-29 31st St., New York, NY 11106.
Meet writer and Dark Horse Comics founder and president Mike Richardson on Wednesday, July 9 from 6–9pm at Things From Another World in Beaverton, Oregon. Richardson will be marking the release of the 47 Ronin hardcover, collecting the five-issue miniseries written by Richardson and illustrated by Stan Sakai. The tale of the 47 Ronin is one of Japan's most famous and enduring legends, about a group of samurai who avenge the death of their lord years after he is unjustly forced to commit seppuku. This event is free. Thing From Another World is located at 4390 SW Lloyd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005.
Cartoonists Eleanor Davis and Esther Pearl Watson will be appearing and signing their new books on Sunday, July 13 from 3–5pm at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Davis's How To Be Happy is a collection of eclectic short stories in a variety of media including her fully-painted color panels. Unlovable Vol. 3 continues Watson's series of hilarious and tragic stories inspired by a found diary and illustrated in an intentionally janky and adolescent style. Selected works by both artists will also be on display in an exhibition that will run though September 9. This event is free. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle, WA 98108.