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.
Zine Release Party
With Travis Millard
Thursday, August 9th
Excellent dude Travis Millard is coming to SHQ with his new zine!
Prints? MORE zine? Other fun stuff? Well. You’re just going to have to come by and find out*.
*yes probably to all of that.
Another chance at free tickets from our friends at the Hollywood Bowl!
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at the Hollywood Bowl on August 9th! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your best re-write of “Luke, I am ______.” Winner will be chosen on August 7th!
Star Wars and the Los Angeles Philharmonic join forces for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert on August 9 and 11, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen while the orchestra performs John Williams’ legendary score live. And on August 7 and 10- Star Wars: A New Hope! Use code BOWLC3PO to get 30% off tickets in sections M/N and L/P for the 8/7, 8/9, and 8/10 Star Wars concerts!
We have one pair of tickets to give away to Jaws at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, July 20th! The movie will be shown accompanied by the LA Phil playing John William’s legendary score live!
E-mail us at email@example.com with your favorite Jaws quote or moment to win. A winner will be chosen on Tuesday, July 17th.