This weekend, Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd, Tom and I will be repping D+Q at the Alternative Press Expo, along with Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Daniel Clowes (The Death-Ray), and Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve #12)! Kate and Adrian will be signing both days, while Daniel Clowes will only be in attendance Saturday afternoon, so get yourselves down to APE if you want a signed copy of The Death-Ray.
APE takes place in downtown San Francisco at the Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th St, and runs from 11 to 7 on Saturday, 11 to 6 on Sunday.
Here's the schedule:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1ST:
12 – 3 PM Kate Beaton signing
3 PM A Discussion with Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine hosted by Dan Nadel
4 - 6 PM Adrian Tomine and Daniel Clowes signing
6 PM Kate Beaton panel: Drawing Inspiration: The Secrets of Comics Creativity
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND:
11 – 1 PM Kate Beaton signing
1:30 – 3:30 PM Adrian Tomine signing
12:45 PM Tom Devlin Panel: Remembering Dylan Williams
1:45 PM Spotlight on Kate Beaton
3:45 PM Adrian Tomine and Kate Beaton panel: Comics Coast to Coast
More info about the panels below...
Saturday at 3:00 PM: A Discussion with Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine
Critically acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling cartoonists -- and APE special guests -- Daniel Clowes (The Death-Ray, Ghost World, Wilson) and Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve, Shortcomings) are both professional peers and friends, having met over a decade ago when both lived in the East Bay. TheComicsJournal.com editor and PictureBox publisher Dan Nadel talks to the two artists about their work, their friendship, and the comics medium.
Saturday at 6 PM: Drawing Inspiration: The Secrets of Comics Creativity
Ever wonder where your favorite author or artist gets his or her inspiration? Now you can find out as moderator Charles Brownstein (executive director, CBLDF) joins APE special guests Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant!), Craig Thompson (Habibi), Matthew Thurber (1-800 MICE), and Shannon Wheeler (Oil and Water), plus Tom Neely (The Wolf) for an in-depth discussion of what gets their creative juices flowing and the secrets of what inspires them.
Sunday at 12:45 PM: Remembering Dylan Williams
The indie comics world lost one of our own on September 10 when Dylan Williams passed away. Dylan was a tireless champion of creators with unique visions, and promoted their work through his career, starting with the mini-comics coop Puppy Toss and a stint behind the counter at Comic Relief. He is best known as the publisher of Sparkplug Comic Books. Artists, publishers, and friends who were touched by Dylan's influence -- including Tom Devlin, Todd Martinez, Tom Neely, Virginia Paine, Landry Walker, and others -- join together to remember Dylan and his passion for comics in this special tribute panel. Please attend and share your memories.
Sunday at 1:45 PM: Spotlight on Kate Beaton
Cartoonist and APE special guest Kate Beaton has taken the comics world by storm. In four short years, her webcomic Hark! A Vagrant has become one of the most buzzed-about comics of the past decade, with over 500,000 unique visitors to the site. She also self-published the wildly popular book Never Learn Anything from History. Her new D+Q book collects comics from the website, and she'll present a slide show that explores her artistic process.
Sunday at 3:45 PM: Comics Coast to Coast
Spreading comics love from New York to right here in San Francisco, APE special guests (and Big Apple residents) Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve), Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant!), and Matthew Thurber (1-800 MICE), face off with Bay Area residents Jason Shiga (Empire State -- A Love Story (or Not)), Mari Naomi (Kiss and Tell), and Eric Drooker (Howl: A Graphic Novel) to discuss how their cities gives them a unique voice in comics. Moderated by the Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago, these comics creators discuss how the place they live affects the stories they tell and the ways in which they tell them.