May 31 is a great day to visit your local comic shop and pick up the new issue of Saga, starting a new storyline! What’s a quarter these days? Don’t miss any monthly cliffhangers with a subscription at your Stadium District comic shop!
We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.
Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.
- Wizard Caricatures by James Stowe, local cartoonist and creator of Sidekick Quests. Get drawn as a member of your favorite house!
- Take and/or Make Harry Potter Bead Sprites by @the_nerdy_girl_crafter. This local maker will have handcrafted items available as well as a make-your-own bead sprite station.
- Homemade Harry Potter-inspired goods by Atomic Soap Works. This local soap maker is cooking up unique Harry-Potter themed soap ideas just for this special event.
- Vending table and Quidditch Race hosted by Crescent Moon Gifts. Enter a special Quidditch race hosted by the unique local 6th Ave gift shop at 8:30. Harry Potter items like the famous Jelly Belly Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans will also be available at their vending table.
Finally, after decades Star Wars returns to Marvel!
Get the NEW Star Wars #1 at Stadium District’s new comic shop. Come in on release day and get FREE buttons and prints!
Thanks to Disney acquiring both Marvel and Star Wars, readers get a clean slate on a whole new era of Star Wars extended universe stories, with possible hints and tie-ins with new movies like Episode VII.
If you sign up for a subscription to this monthly title at Destiny City Comics, you get a chance to get the extremely rare Premiere Retailer variant–of which there are only two in existence! Winner will be announced January 31.
See you tomorrow comics fans, and may the force live long and prosper with you (j/k)!!
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