Store manager Erin is moving far, far away and leaving us to fend for ourselves! Please swing by Saturday, October 26 between 5 and 7pm and tell her bye! She’s been a huge help to the store over the years and we want to send her off into the world with a celebration!

We’ll have snacks and treats (vegan, because we’re all eating Erin-style this Saturday), and if you show up in your Halloween Gear, we’ll give you free Halloween comics! We’ll have Batman, Adventure Time, and more! Here’s the cover to the Adventure time comic we’ll be giving away:

So please show up and help us give Erin a proper sendoff! Thanks!

ERIN’S GOING AWAY PARTY/HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES
SATURDAY, OCT 26, 5-7pm
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

 

Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of our 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, we will host Ed Piskor on Saturday, November 16, from 6pm until 9pm! Ed will sign his newest book, Hip Hop Family Tree volume one!


Ed’s not messing around with throwaway stuff here; he’s putting together a comprehensive history of hip hop in comic form. This first volume, which takes us through 1981, features not just the hip hop artists like Grandmaster Flash, The Sugar Hill Gang, and Kurtis Blow, but the people behind the scenes of hip hop, like Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin, and the other people they intersected with, like Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Not only that, but he’s drawing and coloring the book in a style contemporary to the events within. It looks just like a Marvel Comics treasury from the seventies, down to the size. It’s gonna be big! We will also have copies of Ed’s Hacker comic masterwork Wizzywig! Please check out some of the art and videos below, and then mark your calendar: November 16 is the date, and Chapel Hill Comics is the place.


Time Magazine Video Interview with Ed Piskor


Video Preview Flipthrough of Hip Hop Family Tree

Art from Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

Art from Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

Art from Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

Art from Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

Art from Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

Art from Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor

Self-Portrait by Ed Piskor

HIP HOP FAMILY TREE SIGNING Featuring Ed Piskor
Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Facebook Event: RIGHT HERE.

 

Earlier this summer we shocked and disappointed the world when we announced the delay of our signing with Lisa Hanawalt. Well, Not only have we rescheduled our signing with Lisa, in an attempt to make it up to our wonderful customers, we’re bringing in Brian Ralph as well for a full-fledged Drawn & Quarterly Throwdown!

Let’s re-announce this thing:

Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of our 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, we will host Lisa Hanawalt and Brian Ralph on Saturday, August 31, from 6pm until 9pm! Lisa will sign her newest book, My Dirty Dumb Eyes (out now),  and Brian will sign his newest book, Reggie-12 (Drawn & Quarterly is getting us copies early for the signing)!

My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt

Self-Portrait by Lisa Hanawalt

Self-Portrait by Lisa Hanawalt

Here’s an excerpt from a review at Slate which sums up the book nicely (full review here):

…Lisa Hanawalt’s first book is out this month. It’s called My Dirty Dumb Eyes and it is exactly as weird, obscene, hilarious, and gross as you might expect. It is awash in penises, butts, poop, and pudenda. It features talking anthropomorphic horses and birds that fart out of the tops of their heads.

And that’s why Lisa’s work is a favorite of the staff. We love it. Here’s her website (which is probably NSFW if you work at a place that doesn’t like you to look at superhero nudity at work).

Reggie-12 by Brian Ralph

Reggie-12 by Brian Ralph

Cave In & Daybreak by Brian Ralph

Self-Portrait by Brian Ralph

Self-Portrait by Brian Ralph

Brian Ralph’s Reggie-12 comics were originally serialized in the back of Giant Robot magazine. They are a lot of fun, just like his previous works like Cave In (about a caveman and an adorable possum) and Daybreak (about zombies!), both of which we will have available at the signing as well. Brian’s work is exciting and playful, and he’s a fantastic storyteller! We highly recommend his work!

I hope we don’t need to convince you to come to this event. It’s going to be great!

MY DUMB DIRTY EYES / REGGIE 12 SIGNING
With Lisa Hanawalt and BRIAN RALPH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 6PM-9PM
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Facebook event: RIGHT HERE

 

ALERT! ALERT! Join us for Chapel Hill Comics Comic Book Book Club, July 28th at 2pm, to discuss SAGA volume 1, Brian K. Vaughn’s triumphant return to comics!

When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

It’s an Outer Space action-packed Romeo and Juliet with an adorable ghost–there’s something for everyone, though with the sex, violence, and language, it’s solidly R-Rated!

Saga is our best-selling comic series right now, Saga volume one is our best-selling graphic novel of the year, and Saga volume two, which just came out a little over a month ago, is already our fifth best-selling graphic novel of the year! Wow! There are a lot of folks in the area who love this series, so come on out and talk about it!

CHAPEL HILL COMICS BOOK CLUB:
SAGA VOLUME ONE by BRIAN K VAUGHAN & FIONA STAPLES
SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2PM-3:30PM

 

 
Yay! This Sunday, May 19, from 2pm to 3:30pm, is our next Chapel Hill Comics Book Club Meeting!

We’ll be discussing Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, which is suitable for readers young and old! Here are some reviews, taken from Raina’s website:

Reviews

 The author follows up her award-winning graphic novel Smile with another dead-on look at the confusing world of middle school, sweetly capturing all the drama swirling around the school production. . . . Should be eagerly devoured by her many fans.
–Publishers Weekly, starred review

 With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!
–Kirkus, starred review

 In this realistic and sympathetic story, feelings and thoughts leap off the page, revealing Telgemeier’s keen eye for young teen life.
–Booklist, starred review

 An entertaining and enlightening read.
–School Library Journal, starred review

Telgemeier draws up-by-their-book-bags characters who value hard work and seize a chance that has nothing to do with looks or even with love. . . . The better Telgemeier’s books sell, the less hand-wringing to do over the next generation. If this is what the youth of America are into, the kids are all right.
New York Times Book Review

Hilarious. . . . Telgemeier’s graphic artist skills make this novel a pleasure to read and re-read.
–Horn Book

Raina Telgemeier delivers a star turn with her graphic novel follow-up to Smile, with this tale of Callie and her middle-grade drama (double entendre intended). Encore!
–Shelf Awareness

Please try to make it out for this edition of Chapel Hill Comics Book Club!
Book Club: Drama by Raina Telgemeier!
Sunday, May 19, 2pm.
Facebook event here! 

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