Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again! ALA is right around the corner and you don’t want to miss all the great signings we’ve got planned at our booth at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC!
First things first, you’ll be able to find us at Booth 3535, right on the corner of the Comics Pavilion. This is where you’ll find all our signings and giveaways, so swing by to say hey!
Next, we’ll have ARCs for two of our upcoming series, BRINA and CAT & CAT! You won’t want to miss these hair-raising, cat-tastic new books!
Finally, we have the main attraction, our talent signings! We have a full house of creators with us this time around, and we’ll have signings throughout the weekend of their books for a small fee of $5. Here’s the all-star team we’re bringing with us!
The dynamic duo of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis will be around signing copies of their fantasy adventure series THE ONLY LIVING BOY OMNIBUS, as well as copies of their new hit follow up to the series, THE ONLY LIVING GIRL VOL.1: THE ISLAND AT THE EDGE OF INFINITY!
The mother-daughter super team of Liz and Lucy Lareau will be signing their STEM/Girl Power series GEEKY F@B FIVE with volumes 1 and 2! Liz and Lucy will also be doing a special signing at 2pm on Saturday June 22nd at Hooray for Books (1555 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia)!
Famous cartoonist Art Baltazar will be signing copies of his nautical adventure series GILLBERT VOL.1!
Famed cartoonist John Steven Gurney will be around signing his new home run series FUZZY BASEBALL with volumes 1 and 2!
Here’s a breakdown of the signing schedule:
Friday June 21st
5:30pm-7:00pm Liz and Lucy Lareau signing Geeky Fab Five Volumes 1 and 2 Art Baltazar signing Gillbert Volume 1
Saturday June 22nd
9:00am-10:30am Liz and Lucy Lareau signing Geeky Fab Five Volumes 1 and 2 David Gallaher and Steve Ellis signing The Only Living Boy Omnibus and The Only Living Girl Volume 1
10:30am-12:00pm John Gurney signing Fuzzy Baseball Volumes 1 and 2
12:00pm-1:30pm Art Baltazar signing Gillbert Volume 1
1:30pm-3:00pm David Gallaher and Steve Ellis signing The Only Living Boy Omnibus and The Only Living Girl Volume 1 John Gurney signing Fuzzy Baseball Volumes 1 and 2
Sunday June 23rd
9:30am-11am Art Baltazar signing Gillbert Volume 1
11:00am-12:30pm John Gurney signing Fuzzy Baseball Volumes 1 and 2 Liz and Lucy Lareau signing Geeky Fab Five Volumes 1 and 2
2:00pm-3:30pm David Gallaher and Steve Ellis signing The Only Living Boy Omnibus and The Only Living Girl Volume 1
Can’t wait to see you all there! Keep an eye on our social media for more information!
Today’s the big day! We’ve got VINCENT BOOK ONE: GUIDE TO LOVE, MAGIC, AND RPG launching and we’re so excited to bring such a beloved Brazilian comic to a new audience. Despite VINCENT coming all the way from Brazil, the series hits home with universal emotions of love, loss, and growing up that can appeal to everyone. To celebrate the occasion, I had the chance to interview the man of the hour, VITOR CAFAGGI, about all things VINCENT and his influences. Let’s get started:
Q: What does
Vincent mean to you?
A: Vincent represents the main reason why I do comics today. Which is to give back everything that comics gave me. When I was a teenager, and even before that, I did not have many friends at school or close to home. I was very shy and was always worried about something. Spider-Man comics showed me that I was not the only one like that. I saw myself in Peter Parker and seeing how he overcame his challenges, gave me the strength to beat mine every day. Vincent has some of that. In a way, by telling my story, I want to show people like me that they are not alone
Q: What would you like to say to this brand new audience who’s getting their
hands on Vincent for the first time?
A: Sorry if you think it’s going to be a cute story, with furry little animals living fantastical adventures and sliding through rainbows. That’s not it. Vincent is an almost autobiographical story about adolescence. The adolescence of a daydreaming young man, who plays RPG and loves empanadas. First loves, first disappointments, the end of high school and the beginning of college, bad decisions, right choices, and best friends. That’s what you’ll find in Vincent.
Q: What would you like audiences to know about the Brazilian comic book scene and what makes it appealing to a wider global audience?
A: The Brazilian comic scene is very diverse. The independent comics in Brazil are very strong. And in the middle of them, you will find comics of all sizes, of all genres, all prices, and all subjects. All this with the most varied arts possible.In addition to the indie comics, we have MONICA’S GANG. The best selling comics in Brazil for more than fifty years. They are part of our childhood and our culture.
Q: What American superhero would you want Vincent to team up with?
A: Vincent is a big fan of the X-Men! Also, Vincent’s greatest idol is Rocky Balboa. He’s Vincent’s role model. Yeah, I know he’s not exactly a superhero, but Rocky is a hero to me. And Mel would love to meet Goku.
A: As always I’m reading every Spider-Man title out there. Also, the Spider-Man comic strips collections being released by IDW. Deadly Class! (I love Deadly Class so much) SnotGirl, Isola, Saga, Akira and graphic novels such as Be Prepared, by Vera B, and The Prince and the Dressmaker, by Jen Wang.
Thanks to Vitor for answering all our burning questions! You can pick up your copy of VINCENT BOOK ONE today! And after you undoubtedly fall in love with young Vincent, VINCENT BOOK TWO will be available July 16th!
Our beloved STEM and girl power graphic novel series, GEEKY FAB FIVE has just received an Educator Resource for teachers. This beautiful guide is used in combination with the graphic novel itself with the purpose of providing a detailed lesson plan for teachers. From group activities to solo work, students will be able to learn while interacting with their favorite characters!
In the Washington DC or Brooklyn, NY area this weekend? Come see us and a few friends IRL!
The Small Press Expo in the Washington D.C. area & the Brooklyn Book Festival are both happening this weekend! The creative minds behind GHOST FRIENDS FOREVER, Kata Kane & Monica Gallagher will be at SPX premiering GFF vol 2 at our sister company NBM’s booth: G1-2.
At the same time, Brooklyn will play host to Liz & Lucy Lareau of GEEKY FAB FIVE as well as Ryan Jampole, the illustrator of both GEEKY and MELOWY and the author of MELOWY, Courtney Powell. They will be at table 24 for Children’s Day Saturday and table 322 for the Main day on Sunday. Shoot us an email at email@example.com if you have any questions and the signing schedule for both is located below!
Brooklyn Book Festival
10-11:30 Lareaus & Ryan (Geeky Fab Five)
11:30-1 Cortney (Melowy)
1-2:30 Lareaus & Ryan
2:30-4 Cortney & Ryan (Melowy)
10:30-noon: Lareaus & Ryan
1:30-3 Lareaus & Ryan
3-4:30 Cortney & Ryan
Small Press Expo
1:00-2 Monica (GFF)
1-2: Kata & Monica (GFF)
3-4 Kata & Monica
We have a trailer for Geeky Fab Five, a new series about 5 girls with STEM abilities who tackle big problems at their school! Take a look at it below and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more trailers and other exclusive content!
At ALA we will have the Lareaus, a mother-daughter writing duo new to the Papercutz family, the authors of GEEKY F@B FIVE, a new girl empowerment in STEM series, , and the co-author of The Joe Shuster Story, Thomas Campi. The Lareaus will be speaking on the Strong Female Protagonists: From Girl Power to Grown Women! panel on Sunday June 24th from 12:30PM-1:20 PM while Thomas Campi will be speaking on the Story of Life: Graphic Biographies and Autobiographies on Saturday June 23rd from 12:30PM-1: 20 PM. In addition to the panels, Liz & Lucy Lareau will be signing at the Papercutz booth Friday 5:30PM-6: 30 PM, Saturday 10AM-11AM and 2PM-3PM, and Sunday 1:30PM-2: 30 PM. Thomas Campi will be signing on Saturday 11AM-12PM and 3:30PM-4: 30 PM, and Sunday 2:30PM-4PM, with his book available at a 50% discount. All signings will be at the Papercutz booth (3425).
What Papercutz appearance would be complete without a few giveaways? At ALA we will have another upcoming, action-packed, STEM series, DINOSAUR EXPLORERS, the cute, underwater adventure of the merman GILLBERT by Art Baltazar (coming in Sept.), and last but not least, the new Charmz imprint series, AMY’S DIARY (coming early next year) all up for grabs!
For the Children’s Institute, we will be accompanied by Liz and Lucy who will be at the author’s reception signing copies of their debut series title GEEKY F@B FIVE! We will also have freebies for booksellers in the Galley Room. This includes VINCENT, a YA rom-com for those growing out of the Papercutz Charmz “early crush” imprint (CHLOE, SCARLET ROSE, etc.) and DINOSAUR EXPLORERS which is a manga-inspired, action-packed, STEM title as well, including articles with details, perfect for any dinosaur fan.
If you have any questions please contact Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you’re going to be in the area, please look for us and say hi; we always love to chat with our fans!