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.
The co-creator of recent smash-hit God Country is a fast-rising star in the comics industry. Stop in and get the new series debut signed before it also becomes a sold-out rarity. Cates is one of the most enthusiastic guests we’ve ever hosted, so be sure to ask him about his work!
The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!
Critically acclaimed writer DONNY CATES (GOD COUNTRY) and artist LISANDRO ESTHERREN serve up the tale of a DIFFERENT kind of family just trying to get by, deep in the heart of Texas.
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 Saturday, April 29. 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.
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.
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!
Donny Cates returns to Austin Books for the premiere of his new Image Comics title God Country, but this time he’s bringing artist Geoff Shaw!
Meet the creative team of the highly-anticipated series, get your issues signed, and chat about their projects past, present, and future!
About God Country:
Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…
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DC pits the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself. (W) Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka (A) Michael Lark Covering: Gotham Central vol 1[...]
2017 marks 40 years of your favorite local comic book store, Austin Books & Comics! In celebration of this, we'll be having some new features over the next few weeks and months. We have lots of fun stuff planned throughout the year, so keep an eye out for our ongoing celebration! We recently asked, what superhero or villain has the best costume… [ 97 more words ]
(W) Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Emanuela Lupacchino (CA) Dustin Weaver
The sequel to the critically acclaimed, best-selling graphic novel Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm! In this “adaptation” of Derrick Storm’s second novel, the private investigator is hired to bug an African head of state’s hotel suite – but the routine mission quickly spirals out of control when Storm overhears a woman’s terrifying scream on the wire. Plagued by the victim’s helpless cry, Storm – despite an ominous warning – investigates. Soon, he’ll discover an international conspiracy reaching further than he ever imagined – and perhaps the truth about Clara Strike, a CIA agent the world thinks is dead! RICHARD CASTLE’S STORM SEASON reunites the lauded writing duo of Brian Michael Bendis and Kelly Sue DeConnick for their second Castle story, and the dynamic artwork of rising star Emanuela Lupacchino (X-Factor) brings the world of Derrick Storm to life like never before.