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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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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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‘Namwolf #1 signing with Fabian Rangel Jr

Namwolf

Saturday, April 29

12 PM – 4 PM

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.

About ‘Namwolf:

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.

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Posted March 13, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Ladies Book Club V – Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish

Thursday, April 13

6:30-7:30 PM

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 hope to see you there!

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Posted March 12, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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Book Club XIX – The New Frontier

Tuesday, March 28

6:30-7:30 PM

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!

(W) Darwyn Cooke (A) J. Bone, Dave Bullock, Michael Cho (A/CA) Darwyn Cooke

COVERING: DC THE NEW FRONTIER (DC, DARWYN COOKE)

NEXT UP: ASTONISHING X-MEN #1-12 (MARVEL, JOSS WHEDON & JOHN CASSADAY)

Book Club meets the last Tuesday of the month.

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Posted March 03, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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BOOK CLUB XVIII – LOCKE & KEY

Locke and Key

Tuesday, February 28

6:30-7:30 PM

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!

COVERING: LOCKE & KEY VOL 1

NEXT UP: NEW FRONTIER (DC, DARWIN COOKE)

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Posted February 02, 2017 by Patrick the ABC Web Guy

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