Speedy Ortiz Giveaway

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We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Speedy Ortiz at The Echo on Thursday, May 21st! You’ll also score a signed copy of their new album, Foil Deer. Good deal!

As you know, Speedy Ortiz shares a name with Isabel’s tragic brother from Love & Rockets. To win the tickets and LP, e-mail SHQ@THESECRETHEADQUARTERS.COM and let us know what comic book character you would want to see front a band. Bonus if you choose characters for each instrument! Use subject line “La Llorona”.

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Free Comic Book Day 2015

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 2nd

FCBD is almost upon us! Here’s a list of just some of the titles we’ll have available on Saturday, May 2nd:

BOBS BURGERS
BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL!
DARK HORSE FIGHT CLUB THE GOON THE STRAIN
DC COMICS DIVERGENCE
AVENGERS #1
SECRET WARS
HIP HOP FAMILY TREE 3-IN-1 FEATURING COSPLAYERS
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY

Bring the entire family for the free-est comic book day of the year!

We’ll also be having a contest to name our new mascot. If you think of the best name for this little guy, you’ll win a $25 gift certificate!
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Wuvable Oaf Release Party

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The extremely wuvable Ed Luce will be at SHQ on Friday, May 22nd to celebrate the release of his big, beautiful Wuvable Oaf collection! We will have posters to give away, signed SHQ exclusive bookplates, and more. Will there be kitties? Maybe. Probably not, but maybe.

“Like Sex and the City but with adorable, ex-wrestler hairy gay men (or bears), Wuvable Oaf is Luce’s debut graphic novel. This book fills a romance comics hole by portraying a likeable gay male character that is both fully realized and relatable. Mostly playful, but sometimes serious, Wuvable Oaf captures the levity of loneliness. Luce delivers a rom-com that would leave Zack Galifianakis and Zooey Deschanel feuding over who got to play Oaf in a hypothetical movie adaptation.
Ed Luce (pronounced “loose,” like the opposite of tight) has made a huge splash in the comics scene with his self-published comic book series. Since 2008 he’s been traveling to conventions and comics festivals all over the U.S. Wuvable Oaf has garnered a huge following of fans both in the comics world and in the queer art world. Luce lives in San Francisco with his partner and collaborator, Mark, and their kitty, Luna. He can regularly be found either under a pile of drawing paper or at a local comics festival.”

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