On Wednesday, March 29th, we will be joined by artist Val Mayerik and Jim Berry for a signing of their new hardcover graphic novel about the Battle of Little Big Horn, Of Dust and Blood. The graphic novel is not yet available to the direct market, so this is a wonderful opportunity to get it early, and get it signed by both the artist and writer!
About Of Dust and Blood:
OF DUST AND BLOOD: A Story from Custer’s Fight at The Greasy Grass, is an original graphic novel from writer Jim Berry and veteran illustrator Val Mayerik. The story details the day of The Battle At The Little Big Horn through the eyes of Greenhaw, a 7th Cavalry scout on one side of the battlefield, and Slowhawk, a young Lakota warrior on the other.
The book focuses on a compelling drama while also being as historically accurate as possible via quotes and documented actions on every page. There will be featured appearances by the famous protagonists of the day – G.A. Custer, Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse – but we’ve chosen to focus on two fictional characters, and use them as lenses to show what it might have been like on that hot afternoon in 1876 for two ordinary men pressed into battle.
As soon as we saw the latest Albatross Funnybooks title, we knew we needed to get our friend Fabian Rangel Jr in here for a signing! The title pretty much says it all:‘Namwolf is about a Vietnam War soldier that discovers he’s a werewolf. And we’re going to have the writer here when the first issue releases on Wednesday, April 19th. Stop in and get your issue signed, and talk to Fabian about his work!
About the creator:
Fabian Rangel Jr is a coffee addicted comic book writer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s the writer/co-creator of Doc Unknown (Dark Horse Comics), Space Riders (Black Mask Studios), Helena Crash (IDW), ‘Namwolf (Albatross), and Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre. He’s also worked on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and Lucha Underground.
When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you’re a werewolf.
Ladies! You are welcome to join us in discussing Princess Jellyfish at our quarterly book club.
Tsukimi Kurashita has loved jellyfish from a young age. Tsukimi Kurashita moves into the Amamizukan to take refuge with other geek girls. But real life has a way of crashing in, even when you’re hiding among socially-inept manga artists, history buffs, and doll fanatics. One evening, at the local pet store, Tsukimi sees a lovely jellyfish in danger! A chance encounter with a young black sheep of a wealthy family puts Tsukimi on a path she never thought she’d travel: that of fashion designer and entrepreneur! But with so many valuable secrets floating around, predators are bound to smell blood in the water.
We’re thrilled to announce artist Cliff Chiang will be dropping in for a signing at the end of April! There will be more details soon, but we wanted to get out word about this awesome event as soon as possible.
This March, join Guzu Gallery as they take a trip back to simpler times. You remember — back when watching your favorite TV show meant actually having to sit through commercials… and going online meant you were gonna hear that wack dial-up modem sound. That’s right, Nineteen-Nineties… Guzu’s comin’ at ya!
So, what’s the 411?
Over twenty-five artists will pay tribute to 1990s pop culture via limited edition prints and original artwork. The opening reception will be on Friday, March 3rd from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through April 3rd. All artwork will be available for purchase. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!
Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Monday, March 6th around Noon CST.
Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!
Kevin T. Chin
The Factory Kids
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When Cold War paranoia outlawed the heroes of the Golden Age, stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice. But as the world hurtled toward an uncertain future, a new breed of hero would define the American Way!
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Look out Warriors, Lance Schibi and Austin Green are back, ohhhh yeeeaaaah! The cream of the crop! The creators of the madcap wrestling webcomic For the Title return to Austin Books for Austin X Austin! The celebration of local creators during SXSW will be taking place at retail locations throughout the city, and we’re hosting the suplex-happy duo for a signing of their mega-powerful hardcover For the Title collection!
If you love classic wrestling and comics, you don’t want to miss it, brother!
The Eisner-nominated Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!
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Ladies! You are welcome to join us in discussing Princess Jellyfish at our quarterly book club. Tsukimi Kurashita has loved jellyfish from a young age. Tsukimi Kurashita moves into the Amamizukan to take refuge with[...]
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Wednesday, March 29 4 PM - 7 PM On Wednesday, March 29th, we will be joined by artist Val Mayerik and Jim Berry for a signing of their new hardcover graphic novel about the Battle of Little Big Horn, Of Dust and Blood. The graphic novel is not yet available to the direct market, so this is a wonderful opportunity to get it early, and get it signed by both the artist and writer! [ 164 more words ]
Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang join forces to tell the adventures of Dr. Terrence Thirteen, a parapsychologist who disproves reports of supernatural activity. In this story collected from TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-8, Dr. Thirteen rounds up a group of the world’s magical beings to prevent strange forces from tearing asunder the very fabric of the past, present, and future!
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Dog Visitor of the Month
Say hello to our first Dog Visitor of the Month of 2017! Franklin is a mighty husky, malamute mix, just over a year old and ready to love!
Bring in your store trained dog any day of the week for a chance to be our dog visitor of the month! We have treats behind the counter for all our furry friends.