Joseph Remnant & Noah Van Sciver


Noah Van Sciver & Joseph Remnant
Book Release Party
Friday, October 13th
7-9pm

2 excellent cartoonists for the price of 1! Uh, the price is free, still. But yes, both Joseph Remnant and Noah Van Sciver will be joining us to celebrate the releases of their new books: Cartoon Clouds and Johnny Appleseed, respectively. Come by, have a drink, pick up a copy of each and get ’em signed!

On Johnny Appleseed:
The story of John Chapman operates as a counter-narrative to the glorification of violence, conquest, and prevailing notions of how the West was Won. It differentiates between the history and the half-myths of Johnny Appleseed’s life and work: His apples, for instance, were prized for many reasons, but none more so than for the making of hard cider. He was also a real estate speculator of sorts, purchasing potentially fertile but unproven acres and then planting saplings before flipping the land. Yet, he had less interest in financial gain―and yes, this is an accurate part of the mythology―than in spreading visions of peace and love. Johnny Appleseed brings this quintessentially American story to life in comics form.

On Cartoon Clouds:
Joseph Remnant’s first original graphic novel Cartoon Clouds follows the recent Art School graduate Seth Fallon and his three friends as they try to navigate that anxiety fueled time between finishing school and trying to figure out what the hell they’re going to do with the rest of their lives. With a mountain of debt and no clear path to financial or emotional stability, Seth struggles to find a creative direction that won’t leave him homeless. In this world of fashion conscious art snobs, talentless social media “gurus,” and drug addled, trust fund hipsters, he tries to hold on to the few meaningful relationships he has when the institution that held them together is no longer a part of their lives.

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Jon Vermilyea Art Show & Zine Release


I Will Pet You While You Sleep
Art Show & Zine Release
With Jon Vermilyea
Friday, October 6th
7-9pm

Adorable? Lovely? Nightmarish? Gnarly? So many adjectives for Jon Vermilyea‘s excellent work! Come peep (and buy?!) a new zine, pin, and original art by the dude!

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Anders Nilsen Book Release


Tongues Release Party
Friday, September 29th
7 – 9pm

The incomparable Anders Nilsen (Dogs & Water, Big Questions) will be stopping by SHQ on Friday, September 29th with his latest release, Tongues. He will be giving a talk about the book, doing a reading, and signing for all you lucky boys and girls. He will also be selling original art and rare books ONE NIGHT ONLY! Don’t miss out!

Grounded in myth, Tongues is a story of minor gods, murder, and revenge, examining human origins in our distant past and where we are headed in this fraught present moment.

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SHQ x Ornamental Conifer Hat

NEW! SHQ x Ornamental Conifer Hat. Available in store and

and (hopefully soon) on your head.

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Win Tickets To The Hollywood Bowl!

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Raiders Of The Lost Ark on Friday, August 4th!

E-mail shq@thesecretheadquarters.com and tell us your FAVORITE line in any Indiana Jones movie. Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, August 1st.

Don’t miss Raiders of the Lost Ark – in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on August 4 & 5! The film that gave the world one of its most iconic movie heroes, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford), is back and better than ever! Relive the magic of this swashbuckling adventure as one of John Williams’ best-loved film scores is performed live, while the thrilling film is shown in HD on the Bowl’s big screen. For tickets and info visit http://bit.ly/HB_Calendar_raiders

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