The Hidden Witch Halloween Party
With Molly Knox Ostertag
Saturday, October 27th
Get into the Halloween spirit at our all ages release party for Molly Knox Ostertag‘s The Hidden Witch, the follow up to the wonderful book The Witch Boy. Join Molly and the SHQ crew for spooky drawing, candy, and costumes! Come dressed up in your Halloween best for a special treat.
Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn’t a shapeshifter. He’s taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic wreaked havoc on the family. Meanwhile, Aster’s friend from the non-magical part of town, Charlie, is having problems of her own – a curse has tried to attach itself to her. She runs to Aster and escapes it, but now the friends must find the source of the curse before more people – normal and magical alike – get hurt.
Infidel & Skyward
Joint Book Release Party
Friday, September 28th
7 – 9pm
We are very happy to be hosting the writers of two of our favorite new Image Comics books: Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel) and Joe Henderson (Skyward). Come chat with the fellas, have a drink, and get your copies of these awesome comics signed. Double comics, double happiness!
With Nick Thorburn
Friday, October 5th
SHQ’s favorite bard, Nick Thorburn, is coming to sign copies of his new Fantagraphics book Penguins and play us some tunes! Pop by and party with us.
The Alcoholic 10th Anniversary Signing & Reading
With Dean Haspiel & Jonathan Ames
Thursday, September 12th
Join the SHQ crew, Dean Haspiel, and Jonathan Ames to celebrate the release of The Alcoholic 10th Anniversary Edition!
Dark Horse continues to expand its Berger Books imprint with legendary Vertigo founding editor Karen Berger with a tenth anniversary edition of Jonathan Ames’ The Alcoholic. Jonathan Ames is the creator of HBO’s Bored to Death, Starz’s Blunt Talk, and the critically acclaimed writer of Wake Up, Sir!, The Extra Man, What’s Not to Love?, and You Were Never Really Here, now a film starring Joaquin Phoenix. The Alcoholic marks Jonathan Ames’ first foray into comics and is illustrated by Emmy Award winner and Eisner Award nominated artist, Dean Haspiel (The Quitter, Billy Dogma, The Red Hook).
The Alcoholic: Tenth Anniversary Expanded Edition tells the awkward and agonizing tale of a boozed-up, coked-out, sexually confused, and hopelessly romantic author Jonathan A. Marked with humor and heartbreak, this poignant and moving tale explores the life of a failing writer who’s coming off a doomed romance and searching for hope. Unfortunately, the first place his search takes him is the bottom of a bottle as he careens from one off-kilter encounter to another in search of himself. From a touching relationship with his aging great aunt, to an inebriated evening with an amorous octogenarian dwarf, The Alcoholic tells a story at once hilarious, excruciating, bizarre, and universal about how our lives fall to pieces and the enduring human struggle to put things back together again.
The new edition also features a new prose piece by Jonathan Ames expanding on the story material, as well as a special behind-the-scenes artist section!
Battle At The Comic Expo Signing
Friday, August 17th
Join Richard Andreoli (author), Michele Miller Svengsouk (cover artist), and Frank Svengsouk (interior artist) to celebrate the release of their new book, Battle At The Comic Expo! We’ll have adult beverages AND the best dark comedy novel about comic conversions to come out in our lifetime!
An obsessed fan with a twisted sense of reality abducts the most arrogant man working in comics today along with his arch-rival — the head of comic con security. Now these two unlikely allies must find a way to save themselves and stop her before she inadvertently kills them and destroys the largest comic book convention in the United States.