Thursday, June 25

Event: “Please Release Me”–Book Release Party and Reading
Location: Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street, San Francisco
Date: Thursday, June 25, 2009
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate the release of two sizzlin’ new comics at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco’s Mission district: PS Comics by Minty Lewis and Just So You Know by Joey Alison Sayers. PS Comics (Secret Acres) collects Minty’s work from the past five years and prominently features terriers and talking fruit who are just trying to get ahead in life. Just So You Know is Joey’s self-published autobiographical comic about coming out as transgender and transitioning to living as a woman. The artists will be reading and projecting selections from their new works as well as signing books. Special guest cartoonists Tessa Brunton (In the Tall Grass), Ryan Germick (Consumer Comics), Hellen Jo (Jin & Jam) and Calvin Wong (Ramble On!) will also have multimedia presentations. Complimentary beverages.

Friday, June 26

Dearborn, MI
What: Slideshow with James Danky
Where: Green Brain Comics, 13210 Michigan Avenue in East Downtown Dearborn.
For more information call 313-582-9444 or check
When: 5-7 pm.

As part of Green Brain Comics 10th Anniversary Summer join them on Friday June 26 in welcoming author James Danky for a slideshow and signing for his recent book Underground Classics: Transformation of Comics to Comix.

The impact of American underground comix is profound. They galvanized artists both domestically and abroad, forever changed the economics of comic book publishing, and influenced generations of cartoonists, including their predecessors.

While the works of Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman are well-known via the New Yorker, Maus, and retrospective collections, the art of their contemporaries such as Gilbert Shelton, Trina Robbins, Justin Green, Kim Deitch, S. Clay Wilson, and many other seminal cartoonists who came of age in the 1960s is considerably less known.

Underground Classics provides the first serious survey of underground comix as art, turning the spotlight on these influential and largely underappreciated artists.

James Danky is the author/editor of dozens of books on topics as varied as African-American newspapers, women’s publications, and the Native American press. In 1974 he published his first book, Undergrounds, a bibliography of alternative newspapers. He is on the faculty of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also founded and directed the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America. In 2007 Danky retired from the Wisconsin Historical Society after building their nationally renowned collections for thirty-five years. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Saturday, June 27

TEXAS: Greg Rucka Signing at Zeus Comics
Location: Zeus Comics is located at 4411 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas 75219.
Date: 6/27
Time: 10am-6pm.

LOS ANGELES: Comics on Comics, Transformers/Robotech Celebration:
Comics on Comics with Transformers 2 Producer Don Murphy!
Host: Meltdown Comics, Retcon Media and Asahi Beer
Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

NEW YORK: Amber Benson @ Midtown Comics
Author, actress will sign her novel Death’s Daughter, from Penguin Books.
Saturday, June 27, from 3:00 to 5:00PM
Midtown Comics Times Square location
200 W. 40th Street, Corner 7th Avenue, NYC

Sunday, June 29
Literary Dundee, with Warren Ellis, Alan Grant, Emma Vieceli, etc etc.