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NOBROW is coming to Brooklyn!

BROOKLYN! Nobrow will be at Comic Arts Brooklyn (presented by the folks at Brooklyn’s beloved Desert Island comics and FORGE art magazine) this Saturday, November 11th, to show off all of our newest comics and graphic novels!

We’ll be out there rubbing elbows with all the greats of independent comics. Check out the talent on that incredible guest list, and make sure to drop by our spot at TABLE A11 in the ARC building at the Pratt Institute. Team NOBROW will be out there in full force, to give you a look at all of our greatest hits as well as some brand new favorites that we know you’ll love!

Doors open at 11am and it’s all FREE! We can’t wait to see you there!

COMIC ARTS BROOKLYN
Saturday, November 11th, 11:00AM
Pratt Institute (ARC Building)
NOBROW – TABLE A11
FREE!


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An Evening with Dr. Matteo Farinella and THE SENSES!

New York, NY–

Dr. Matteo Farinella, co-author and illustrator of the hit graphic novel Neurocomic, will be in attendance at the wonderful Caveat NYC for an evening of conversation about the science and the art of his latest graphic novel, The Senses!

Bring your friends and sit in with Dr. Farinella as he gives you all the nitty-gritty details of our sensory system and what it’s like to put what’s in the body onto the pages of this brand new, totally unique graphic novel experience!

It’s all happening on Monday, October 2nd at Caveat NYC! Doors open at 7:30, and the event is free so make sure you reserve a signed advance copy of the book for yourself on Caveat’s website!

Monday, October 2nd, 8pm
Caveat NYC
21 A Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002


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NOBROW is bringing it to SPX!

Oh yeah, SPX! This is one we’ve been waiting for!

The biggest party in small press comics happens every year in Bethesda, MD and team Nobrow is once again ready to make some noise! In addition to all of the latest Nobrow titles and your old favorites, we’ll be bringing along our friends Sam Bosma (Fantasy Sports series creator and SPX SPECIAL GUEST) and Hamish Steele (creator of the all-new graphic novel PANTHEON) for MAXIMUM THRILLS.

It all goes down September 16th and 17th, and you can catch Sam, Hamish, and the rest of team Nobrow at Table W76-78. Check out our signing schedule:

September 16th
Hamish Steele signing at 1-2pm
Sam Bosma signing at 2-3pm

September 17th
Sam Bosma signing at 1-2pm
Hamish Steele signing at 2-3pm

We’re looking forward to hanging out and really letting loose this year at SPX, so make sure to stop by this weekend at Table W76-78 to get in on the action!


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Nobrow is coming to ALA Chicago!

CHICAGO!
Make sure you’re free from June 22nd through June 27th because Nobrow is coming over for this year’s ALA Annual, and we have a feeling this show is going to be a BEAST!

We’ll set up our Nobrow HQ at Booth 3121, where you can stop by and check out all of our latest releases, our greatest hits, and maybe even take a peek at some upcoming titles that will be lighting up a bookstore near you later this year. There’s also going to be plenty of awesome giveaways!

But that’s not all– not even close!

We’re also going to be bringing you the talents of SAM BOSMA (Fantasy Sports series) and JEN LEE (Garbage Night), and we’re teaming up with the French Comics Association to bring over MARGUERITE ABOUET (Akissi) and JÉRÉMIE ROYER (Audubon, On the Wings of the World). That’s FOUR Nobrow artists to see at panels and signings at ALA!


Let’s break it down real quick:

SIGNINGS
June 22
7-9pm, Sector 2337
Live reading and book signing with Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer, and others!

June 24
11-11:30am, Nobrow Booth 3121
Sam Bosma signing

11:45-12:45pm, FCA Booth 1229
Jérémie Royer signing

1-2pm, FCA Booth 1229
Marguerite Abouet signing

2:30-3pm, Nobrow Booth 3121
Marguerite Abouet signing

4:45pm, CIAO CHICAGO, 1656 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Drawn In Europe: The Art of European Comics Comes to Chicago
Jérémie Royer signing

6:30pm, The Book Cellar
Author Speed Dating with Marguerite Abouet

June 25
10:30-11:30am, FCA Booth 1229
Marguerite Abouet and Jérémie Royer signing

12-12:30, Nobrow Booth 3121
Jen Lee signing

1:30-2pm, Nobrow Booth 3121
Jérémie Royer signing

4-4:30pm, FCA Booth 1229
Marguerite Abouet signing



PANELS
JUNE 23
1:10-2pm
Problem Solving: Teaching STEM with Comics, w/ Jérémie Royer

2:05pm
Books That Spark Change: Using comics and graphic novels as a jumping off point, w/ Marguerite Abouet

3pm
Meet the Makers, w/ Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer

June 24
10:30-11:30am, McCormick Hall, room W175b
Graphic Memoirs: how non-fiction graphic novels bring real lives to life, w/ Jérémie Royer

June 25
9:30-10:20am, Graphic Novel/Gaming: Next to booth 1128
How to Write for Children and Young Adults, w/ Marguerite Abouet, Jérémie Royer

10:30-11:20am
Comics at the Frontier of a New Literary Movement, w/ Sam Bosma, Jen Lee

1-2:30pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick, Jackson Park/CC 10AB
Universal Language of Comics: Culture and Creation Beyond America, w/ Marguerite Abouet

3-3:50pm, Graphic Novel/Gaming: Next to booth 1128
French Comics on Screen: Film Adaptations of Franco-Belgian Graphic Narratives, w/ Marguerite Abouet


Like we said, between all the fun events, panels, signings, and giveaways, it’s going to be one big BEAST of a show. We hope you can make it! If you want to schedule some time to meet up with us and say hi, send an email over to tucker@nobrow.net. We can’t wait to see you there!


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Nobrow is coming to TCAF 2017!

Oh my goodness is it time for TCAF already?? It is!

Nobrow will head up north this weekend for our beloved Toronto Comic Arts Festival to bring you a bounty of amazing books. TCAF is one of the top comics festivals in North America, and we’re always excited to attend and to check out all the exciting comics debuting at the show.

We’ve got a couple of special debuts happening this year at TCAF and you definitely don’t want to miss them!
First up is the hotly anticipated Garbage Night by Jen Lee! Garbage Night is the full length graphic novel follow up to Jen’s hip animal scavenger drama Vacancy (one of our most popular titles in our 17×23 series), and TCAF will be the only place in North America to pick up a copy before its official release in June. It’s already pulling in some high praise with Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. Not bad for a book that’s not even out yet!

We’ve also got the debut of the brand new soft cover edition of Luke Healy’s How To Survive in the North! The overwhelming positive response to Luke Healy’s first ever graphic novel made copies pretty hard to come by, but if you missed it the first time around, don’t worry – this beautiful soft cover edition packs in all the drama, hardship, and heartache from the top of the world that you’ve been hearing so much about.

BUT WAIT THAT’S NOT ALL! (Did you think that was all?)
Not only will we be debuting these outstanding new titles at TCAF, but we’ll also be bringing along both Jen Lee and Luke Healy for signings at the Nobrow table (Table 146 & 147)!

Jen will be hanging out with us and signing copies of Garbage Night on Saturday from 1pm to 2pm and on Sunday from 11:30am to 12:30pm. You’ll also be able to catch Luke and his personalized copies of How To Survive in the North on Saturday from Noon til 1pm and on Sunday from 12:30pm til 1:30pm.

This is going to be an amazing weekend at TCAF, and we can’t wait to see you there!

TCAF
May 13 & 14
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Table 146 & 147


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The Nightlights West Coast Book Tour!

We’ve got a real treat for you this time!

One of our favorite new artists, Lorena Alvarez, will be headed out to enjoy the scenic west coast, where she’ll be making stops at Gallery Nucleus, Comix Experience, and Floating World Comics to celebrate the release of her debut graphic novel Nightlights!

Nightlights is the enchanting story of Sandy, a bright eyed and creative little girl, and her budding friendship with the mysterious new girl at school, Morphie, whose fascination with Sandy’s drawings begins to take a turn for the sinister…

The Nightlights Tour is your chance to be among the first in the US to pick up a copy of Nightlights, and to catch Lorena in a rare US appearance! You can meet her at these three tour stops:

March 17, 6-9pm
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801

March 18, 6-8pm
Comix Experience
305 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

March 20, 5-7pm
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch St
Portland, OR 97209

It’s going to be a fun time, so make sure to come out to meet the amazing Lorena Alvarez and get your very own signed copy of Nightlights, the book Publishers Weekly calls “captivatingly eerie […] a deliciously hair-raising story!”

See you there!


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Marcel Takes New York!

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New York, NY–

Start spreadin’ the news! Eda Akaltun, creator of Marcel, is hitting the Big Apple for three days of fun events featuring New York’s favorite French Bulldog, Marcel!

It all starts at 11:30am on Sunday, November 20th at Brooklyn’s POWERHOUSE. Stop in for a very special story time session! Eda will be performing a live reading of her debut picture book, Marcel, and it’s sure to be a fun time. Stick around after the reading to meet Eda and get your own signed copy of Marcel!

Then at 10:30am on Monday, November 21st, Eda will be taking her storytelling talents to FIKA at the TurnStyle concourse below the iconic Columbus Circle! Come by and check out this vibrant Manhattan scene, sitting in the heart of New York’s incredible subway system. (And while you’re there, why not check out our very own kiosk popup shop?)

And finally at 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 22nd, the folks at Teich will be hosting Eda for an interactive and fun reading experience based on Marcel!

That’s three stops on Eda’s Marcel tour, and three chances for you to meet Eda and to hear all about that street-wise city-dwelling pup Marcel! We’ll see you there, New York!

WHOA WHOA WHOA SPECIAL UPDATE!
We got so excited about meeting all of you, we’re going to be kicking off the Marcel Tour a day early! Join Eda at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 19th at Books Of Wonder for the November Picture Book Bonanaza! Eda will be joining the lineup of picture book authors, ready to show off their great new work. Hope we can catch you there!

 


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Check Out Our First Pop Up Shop!
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Hey New York, we’ve got some exciting news for you! Nobrow and Flying Eye Books have opened up our very own limited engagement pop up shop… in the heart of New York’s subway system! That’s right, from now until November 21st, you can find us in the TurnStyle concourse beneath Columbus Circle, Monday thru Friday.

Come check us out! You can take the A, B, C, D, or 1 train to Columbus Circle and find us on the TurnStyle concourse, or if you’re coming from above ground, just take the stairs down from 57/58th street & 8th ave.

We’ve set up a lovely little kiosk, stocked up with some of our favorite titles from Nobrow and Flying Eye Books, and we’re ready to sell them to straphangers, pedestrians, New Yorkers, and tourists alike!


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TWO COASTS! TWO SHOWS! DOUBLE THE NOBROW!
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Oh boy! Nobrow is pulling double duty on both sides of the good ol’ USA this Saturday! Let’s lay out the plan starting from Left to Right…

Seattle is the home of the wonderful Short Run Comix and Arts Festival, and we are pleased to tell you that some pretty amazing titles from Nobrow and Flying Eye Books will be available for you at Table P93. We’re posting up at our very own Nobrow table, and we can’t wait to get these books out to the fine folks of the Pacific Northwest!

It’s going down this Saturday, November 5th from 11am to 6pm at the Fisher Pavillion at Seattle Center!

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Meanwhile on the East Coast… Comic Arts Brooklyn is happening on Saturday too! Team NOBROW will be at Table U21-22, ready with all your favorite Nobrow and Flying Eye Books, and we’re bringing in our pals Wren McDonald and Jeremy Sorese to hang out and meet you! Yes, you! You, specifically!

If you’re in Brooklyn, we’ll catch you at 12 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 from 11am to 7pm!


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PARTY TIME! Kick off MICE with us at Hub Comics!
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Oh yeah! We’re gearing up for a fun weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (or MICE for those in the know), and we’re teaming up with First Second and Fulcrum Publishing to throw the MICE Kick-Off Party at Hub Comics!

Make your way to Hub Comics this Friday, and get ready to party with a solid lineup of MICE’s special guests, including Nobrow artists Wren McDonald (Cyber RealmSP4RX) and Jeremy Sorese (Curveball). Check out the full lineup here, you won’t be disappointed! The party starts at 7pm, and we promise it will get you properly pumped up for an awesome weekend of hanging out with your pals at MICE!

Then on Saturday and Sunday, bring yourself and all the new friends you made at the party to Lesley’s University Hall for the main event! TEAM NOBROW will be posted up at Table A48, and we’ll be ready with all your favorite Nobrow and Flying Eye titles. Also, keep an eye out for the the Developing The Independent Graphic Novel panel on Sunday at 1pm, featuring MICE special guests and Nobrow artists Wren McDonald and Jeremy Sorese.

It’s going to be such a good weekend, and we can’t wait to see you, Massachusetts!

Hub Comics MICE Kick-Off Party
Friday, October 28th, 7-9pm
19 Bow St.
Somerville, MA 02143

MICE (Nobrow – Table A48)
Saturday, October 29th to Sunday, October 30th
Lesley’s University Hall
1815 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140

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The Einstein East Coast Tour with Anne Simon!
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The amazing cartoonist and illustrator Anne Simon is making her way to the East coast to talk about the subject of her latest graphic novel collaboration with Corinne Maier – EINSTEIN!

Anne will be signing copies of Einstein and chatting about cartooning and the challenges of adapting the lives of some of the greatest minds in the history of Western Civilization to the graphic novel page.  You won’t want to miss these rare US appearances by one of the foremost French cartoonists of today:

Thursday October 6th, 5pm
Updike Farmstead, Princeton, NJ
The Historical Society of Princeton presents a talk with Anne Simon.
After the presentation, make sure to stick around for the book signing!
Event is FREE

Friday October 7th, 6:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
Panel Drawing Life: Who is the Parisian Roz Chast?
Anne Simon joins a panel of top French cartoonists to talk about the graphic novel landscape of France today.
Event is FREE with registration on The Museum of the City of New York’s website.

Saturday October 8th
The Javits Center, New York, NY
NEW YORK COMIC CON!
Check the New York Comic Con website for more info

Wednesday October 12th, 7pm
Washington DC
“Rendez-Vous with Anne Simon”
Spend an evening with Anne Simon, presented by Alliance Francaise de Washington, DC!
Tickets available here

 


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Fantasy Sports Wins an Ignatz Award!
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A very big congratulations to our friend Sam Bosma on his incredible win at the Ignatz Awards this past weekend at SPX!

Fantasy Sports No. 1 won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic, and we couldn’t be more excited!

“The Ignatz Award, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is the festival prize of the Small Press Expo, that since 1997 has recognized outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression.”

Sam was nominated along with some genuine giants of comics– Melanie Gillman, John Martz, Daniel Clowes, and Kim Deitch. Congratulations to all the nominees, a big thanks to the folks at SPX and the Ignatz Awards Jury for counting Fantasy Sports among the outstanding comics of the year, and an extra special thanks to all of the attendees who threw in their vote for Fantasy Sports!


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GET READY! WE’RE COMING TO SPX!
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Bethesda, MD–

You better make sure your weekend is free because NOBROW is headed to SPX, and WE’RE BRINGING SOME HEAVY METAL!

SPX is always special, and this year we’re bringing along some extra-special guests.  We’ll be rolling in with Sam Bosma (Fantasy Sports series), Wren McDonald (SP4RX, Cyber Realm), Luke Healy (How To Survive in the North), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball), and José Domingo (Pablo & Jane and the Hot Air Contraption), and they’ll be hanging out, signing books, and drawing up a storm!

Here’s when you can catch them signing at Table W76-78:

Saturday:
12 – 1 Wren McDonald
1 – 2 Luke Healy
2 – 3 Jeremy Sorese

Sunday:
12 – 1 Sam Bosma
1 – 2 Wren McDonald
2 – 3 Luke Healy
3 – 4 José Domingo

It’s going to be an exciting SPX for us because we’ve got not one, not two, but THREE Nobrow artists nominated for Ignatz awards! Ryan Heshka (Mean Girls Club) is nominated for Outstanding Artist, Joe Sparrow’s The Hunter is nominated for Outstanding Story, Sam Bosma’s Fantasy Sports is nominated for Outstanding Comic.  We’ll have all of those titles with us so you can experience all that top-tier prestige first hand.

“But will you have anything new?”  Buddy, you better hold on to your hat because we’re bringing some amazing new titles, a bunch of your old favorites, and some stuff you haven’t even seen!  Get ready to be among the very first to get your hands on two SPX exclusive debut titles, Luke Healy’s How To Survive in the North, and Wren McDonald’s SP4RX (be sure to check out the killer book trailer on our Vimeo page).  Both will be out later this year, but we’ll have advance copies ready for you at our table!  We’re also bringing along a couple of certified mega-hits, Sam Bosma’s Fantasy Sports 2 and the latest in Luke Pearson’s Hilda series, Hilda and the Stone Forest.

There’s going to be so much good stuff, we can’t wait to see you there!spxinfo2016blog


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Fantasy Sports 2 Party!
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Los Angeles, CA –

It’s party time!  Wiz and Mug are back for another amazing adventure, and Secret Headquarters is ready to celebrate with none other than Sam Bosma, creator of Fantasy Sports.  Don’t miss your chance to hang out at one of the best comic shops in Los Angeles with one of the most exciting cartoonists out there!  Drinks, new books, and your own signed copy of Fantasy Sports 2 – What more could you need??

FANTASY SPORTS VOL 2 RELEASE PARTY
FRIDAY, JULY 29th
BEGINNING AT 7pm

SECRET HEADQUARTERS
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
 


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Storytime with Keith Negley at Powell’s!
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Portland, OR–
Gather round, everyone!  Powell’s City of Books is hosting a special Kids’ Storytime with the one and only Keith Negley!

This Saturday, Keith will be reading from his latest picture book: the stirring, funny, and sweet My Dad Used to Be so Cool.  Follow along with Keith as he tells you about a tattooed dad with a rock star past, and find out the heart-warming reason behind why he decided to give it all up.

Afterwards, be sure to stick around for your chance to get your book signed by Keith!

Kids’ Storytime with Keith Negley
Saturday, July 16 @ 11:00 AM
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209