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Book Club: Gender Queer

Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere. Read a preview on Maia’s page, here: https://redgoldsparkspress.com/projects/6926504 Join us for our every-other-week graphic novel book club for tea and sweets and this amazing read!

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NOT A PLACE TO VISIT online release party and art exhibit with T Edward Bak

Not a Place to Visit is a new collection of illustrated essays by WILD MAN cartoonist T Edward Bak. Join the artist on Thursday, April 2 for a livestream book reading and presentation. Signed books will be for sale online! Exploring themes of social and ecological flux unique to environments in the western US through concisely rendered reflections this series examines the migration of the artist’s family to and from Colorado’s San Luis Valley, tourism and salmon on the Columbia River, the fraught ecosystem of southern California’s Salton Sea, and fracking along the northern Colorado prairie and Front Range. WHO: T Edward Bak WHAT: Not A Place To Visit livestream book reading and presentation WHERE: FB or IG live or Twitch (we’re still looking into it) WHEN: Thursday…

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Virtual Book Club: The Tea Dragon Society

https://join.skype.com/LVpexcyqB1Rm Skype with comics friends! This Wednesday, let’s talk about The Tea Dragon Society. It’s sweet and it’s comforting and it’s queer and it’s wholesome. Need a copy? We can deliver! Email bookswpictures@gmail.com with TEA DRAGON BOOK CLUB in the subject line and we’ll work it out. Join the chat at the skype link above!

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CANCELED – Delve Readers Seminar: Graphic Literature as Autobiography

In this Delve seminar, we’ll explore autobiographies executed in the medium of comics, and in doing so sample from a few of the world’s most respected illustrator-storytellers. In turn, Lynda Barry, Alison Bechdel, Marjane Satrapi, Art Spiegelman, and Yoshihiro Tatsumi will each inspire and challenge participants as we examine graphic literature’s unique perspective on created identity. READING LIST: ONE! HUNDRED! DEMONS! by Lynda Barry FUN HOME by Alison Bechdel PERSEPOLIS by Marjane Satrapi MAUS by Art Spiegelman: A DRIFTING LIFE by Yoshihiro Tatsumi Delve Access Program We want Delve seminars to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. We are happy to offer an Access Program which provides reduced tuition to…

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Book Club: Witch Boy

THIS MEET-UP WILL BE ONLINE. Follow this event for a Google Hangouts Link! Named a Fall 2017 Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and winner of the Best Mainstream Comic Prism Award, the Cybils Award, and the EBSCO SEE-IT Award, THE WITCH BOY is Molly Ostertag’s debut middle grade graphic novel. Even magic has rules . . . Everyone in Aster’s family is born with magic. Boys grow up to be shapeshifters; girls into witches. No exceptions. But Aster can’t seem to get the hang of shapeshifting. Instead, he spends his time spying on the witchery lessons the girls are getting. He seems to have a knack for casting spells and wants to know more, but the only person he can share his growing gift with is…

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Book Club: Witch Boy

Named a Fall 2017 Publisher’s Weekly Flying Start and winner of the Best Mainstream Comic Prism Award, the Cybils Award, and the EBSCO SEE-IT Award, THE WITCH BOY is Molly Ostertag’s debut middle grade graphic novel. Even magic has rules . . . Everyone in Aster’s family is born with magic. Boys grow up to be shapeshifters; girls into witches. No exceptions. But Aster can’t seem to get the hang of shapeshifting. Instead, he spends his time spying on the witchery lessons the girls are getting. He seems to have a knack for casting spells and wants to know more, but the only person he can share his growing gift with is Charlie, a girl from the non-magical side of town. Then, during a night…

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Craig Thomspon & Aimee de Jongh Signing

Craig Thompson and Aimee de Jongh will be in Cosmic Monkey Comics to promote their new books: Ginseng Roots and Taxi: Stories From The Back Seat. Ginseng Roots – From ages 10 to 20, Craig Thompson (the author of Blankets) and his little brother Phil, toiled in Wisconsin farms. Weeding and harvesting ginseng—an exotic medicinal herb that fetched huge profits in China—funded Craig’s youthful obsession with comic books. Comics in turn, allowed him to escape his rural, working class trappings. Now, for the first time in his career, Thompson is working in serial form, in a bimonthly comic book series. Part memoir, part travelogue, part essay—all comic book—Ginseng Roots explores class divide, agriculture, holistic healing, the 300 year long trade relationship between China and North America, childhood…

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Ethan Claunch & Justin Zimmerman at Cosmic Monkey

If the CAYRELS RING signing wasn’t enough, A Wave Blue World is bringing the ALL WE EVER WANTED / THE 27 RUN II team of Ethan Claunch and Justin Zimmerman together at Cosmic Monkey Comics to boot. Saturday, March 14th from noon to 2pm.

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Cayrels Ring Group Signing

Cosmic Monkey Comics is excited to host the official A Wave Blue World CAYRELS RING launch signing, featuring writer / creator Shannon Lentz and a host of amazing artists, including Dustin Weaver Comic Book Artist, Farel Dalrymple, Grim Wilkins, Brandon Graham and editor Justin Zimmerman. Humanity colonized the distant galaxy, Cayrels Ring, a thousand years ago, but they’ve only now begun to discover its secrets. After learning that the tech he invented to help further mankind’s exploration has caused an unforeseen wave of danger and death, elderly scientist Jamitch Taylee orders a planet-wide evacuation leading to the loss of his daughter. Decades later, he embarks on a desperate search for his long-lost granddaughter, Nella. This personal mission sets in motion a galaxy-spanning adventure, weaving stories…

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