It’s worth noting that there are just as many women as men represented in this week’s events. Happy coincidence or a sign of things to come in 2009? Time will tell!

Monday, January 5

Berkeley, CA, 6 PMMichael Chabon in Conversation at Berkeley Rep


Michael Chabon, author of the Pultizer Prize-winning comics-based novel THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, will speak on stage with San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jon Carroll at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre as a benefit for the Park Day School. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

Wednesday, January 7

Brooklyn, NY, 5 PMMisako Rocks! at Barnes & Noble


Brooklyn’s Court Street B&N hosts an event with cartoonist Misasko Rocks! in support of the first volume in her DETECTIVE JERMAIN series of young readers manga from Henry Holt.

Saturday, January 10

Santa Barbara, CA, 1 PM – 3 PM – Briana Miller at Charles Schulz Museum

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The Charles M. Schulz Museum presents author and mini-comics author Briana Miller as part of its monthly Cartoonists-in-Residence program.

Saturday, January 10

Kenilworth, NJ, 1 PM – 7 PMDanielle Corsetto at Wild Pig Comics


Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto braves the wilds of New Jersey to make an appearance at retailer Wild Pig Comics, where she will sign the second print collection of her weekday webcomic GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS.

Saturday, January 10

New York, NY, 6 PM – 9 PMJames Jean “Kindling” exhibition opening reception


Artist James Jean , well known in these circles for his gorgeous covers to Marvel and DC comics, especially FABLES, debuts his first solo exhibition at the Jonathan Levin Gallery in NYC, with an opening reception Saturday evening. The exhibition runs through February 7.

Saturday, January 10 – Sunday, January 11

Phoenix, AZ, 5 PM – 9 PMTony Parker at Atomic Comics


Tony Parker, penciler for of BOOM! Studios‘ WARHAMMER 40,000 series, will make two separate appearances at Atomic Comics retail stores in advance of the Phoenix Comicon later this month. He will be at the Phoenix Metrocenter location on Saturday, and the Paradise Valley location on Sunday.

Posted by Aaron Humphrey