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Creature Comforts: Celebrating Animals of Pop Culture

Creature Comforts Art Show

Guzu Gallery Presents

Creature Comforts: An Art Show Celebrating Animal & Creature Characters From the World of Pop Culture!

Opening Reception: June 9, 2017 * 7-10pm

On Display Through: July 10, 2017

It’s that time again. Guzu Gallery is gearing up for an all-new group art exhibition…and this show promises to be a real wild one! Adorning the gallery walls will be spectacular creatures great and small, big and tall, lovable and unlovable, cute…and, well, not so cute! Join Guzu and our artistic companions on an exotic safari through the wondrous world of pop culture!

Twenty talented artists from Austin and the surrounding area will pay tribute to an eclectic range of pop culture animal and creature characters, via limited edition prints and original artwork. The opening reception will be on Friday, June 9th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through July 10th. 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 our online store on Wednesday, June 14th around Noon CST.

http://guzugallery.storenvy.com/.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!

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Posted May 22, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Austin Books Ladies Night VII

Ladies' Night
Time to Ladies Night like it’s June 2017!

Once a quarter, we gather together at Austin Books & Comics to celebrate our expression of nerdery through ladyship.

Catch up on the latest comics or sit down for a game or two at our game table. Feel free to bring snacks or beverages to share. We’re excited to see and chat with all our geeky lady-type friends!

Want to help? Let us know! We could always use snacks, drinks, giveaway prizes or presentations.

Posted May 20, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Queer Book Club – Jonesy

Jonesy

Sunday, June 24

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Please join us for our first meeting of the ABC QBC!

Jonesy is a self-described “cool dork” who spends her time making zines nobody reads, watching anime, and listening to riot grrrl bands and 1D simultaneously. But she has a secret nobody knows. She has the power to make people fall in love! Anyone. With anything. There’s only one catch-it doesn’t work on herself. She’s gonna have to find love the old-fashioned way, and in the meantime, figure out how to distract herself from the real emotions she inevitably has to face when her powers go wrong.

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Caitlin Rose Boyle

Covering: Jonesy vol 1

Posted May 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XXI – East of West

East of West

Tuesday, May 30

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in DEATH.

(W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Nick Dragotta

Covering: East of West vol 1 (Image)

Next up: Gotham Central (DC)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

Posted May 01, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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The Archies #1 signing with Joe Eisma

The Archies #1 Signing with Joe Eisma

Wednesday, May 24

1 PM – 6 PM

Superstar artist Joe Eisma (Archie, Morning Glories, Faith) will be at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, May 24th from 1-6 PM, signing copies of the brand new THE ARCHIES one-shot! Come by, get your issue signed, and talk to Joe about his work!

About the creator:

Joe Eisma is an artist and co-creator of the NY Times Bestselling and multiple Eisner Award Nominated series, Morning Glories, from Image Comics. He has also worked on Big Trouble in Little China, Evil Empire & Higher Earth from Boom! Studios, the revamped Archie ongoing series, and several issues of Valiant Comics’ Faith ongoing series.

About THE ARCHIES

Follow Archie’s quest to make his songwriting dreams a reality, and see what happens when the rock ‘n’ roll dream starts affecting his relationships with his closest friends. Join co-writers Alex Segura and Matthew Rosenberg (Archie Meets Ramones) and artist Joe Eisma (Archie) for a power-pop one-shot that goes loud on the music, fun and friendship.

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Posted May 01, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Night Owl Society #1 Signing

Night Owl Society

Sunday, May 7

Time: TBD

The Kickstarter sensation is now in print! We will be hosting Night Owl Society creator James Venhaus for a signing on Sunday, May 7th.

About Night Owl Society

High School sucks! He’s never kissed a girl, his best friend is the school chaplain, and the only other friend he has was just killed by a notorious mob boss. Armed with nothing but a homemade mask, a few misfit friends and an overdeveloped sense of right and wrong, sixteen year-old David Foxworth sets out balance the karma in his life without getting killed… or grounded.

Check back for more details soon!

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Posted April 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day at Austin Books & Comics

Saturday, May 6

8 AM – 7 PM

It’s the biggest day of the year for comic book fans – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

Every year, we go all out for this awesome day. We’ll once again have a giant tent in front of the store. Each member of your family may select up to 10 FREE COMICS from a wide array available (you can see what will be available at freecomicbookday.com, though we always add additional titles.)

Many of these free comics are introductions to big, new storylines or new series. It’s a fantastic way to try out something new!

In addition to the free tent, we will also have the return of the long-awaited FIVE DOLLAR TENT! Filled with toys, figures, and merch, every single item in the tent is just five bucks!

We’ll have more news and updates, so be sure to check back for a reminder and new info!

How does it work?

  • Line up outside the tent
  • Pick out any 10 comics want from the racks in the tent
  • That’s it! Totally free!

 

Comics will be clearly marked with content ratings from all ages to mature audiences only.

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Posted April 11, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XX – Astonishing X-Men

Astonishing X-Men

Tuesday, April 25

6:30-7:30 PM

Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started? As demand for the “mutant cure” reaches near-riot levels, the X-Men go head-to-head with the enigmatic Ord, with an unexpected ally – and some unexpected adversaries – tipping the scales! A tragic death at the Xavier Institute reveals a powerful enemy living among the X-Men that they could never have suspected – and no, it’s not Magneto. Things heat up in a way none of the X-Men ever dreamed, but will teamwork save the day when they can’t even depend on themselves?

(W) Joss Whedon (A/CA) John Cassaday

Covering: Astonishing X-Men #1-12 (Marvel, Joss Whedon & John Cassaday)

Next Up: East of West vol. 1 (Image, Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

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Posted April 10, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Wonder Woman Day at Austin Books

Wonder Woman Day

Saturday, June 3

10 AM – 7 PM

In celebration of Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday and the release of her new film, we’re hosting an all-day celebration of the amazing Amazon!

More details are coming soon, but there will be FREE Wonder Woman comics and a costume contest.

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Posted April 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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