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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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(W) Bill Mantlo, Al Milgrom (A) Ed Hannigan & Various (CA) Al Milgrom
Created by the underworld – sworn to destroy it! Cloak and Dagger hit the streets to fight organized crime and super villainy! When they set their sights on the Kingpin, Spider-Man thinks they’re going too far, but his webs can’t rein them in! Plus: The Punisher’s on the prowl, and it’s a problem for everybody! Guest-starring the Black Cat, the New Mutants and the Spidey supporting players of yesteryear! Collecting PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (1972) #64, #69-70, #81-82 and #94-96; MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #6; and MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #19.