As you probably know by now, Oyster War is coming out this fall from Oni Press. In support of the book, I’ll be doing a series of convention appearances and signings around its release. Here’re the dates that are currently lined up. I’ll be signing/sketching in copies of Oyster War and will have some of my older material available for sale at the conventions. I hope to see you at one (or more) of the following events!
Unfortunately, there was a printing problem with some of the Oyster War covers and the in-store date of the book is going to be pushed back by a few weeks. I don’t have a definite date at the moment, but I’ll update my in-store signing dates once they’ve been rescheduled. I am still expecting to debut the book at SPX and should have reinforcement books shipped in time for CXC.
Update (8/16): Books are printed and ready to go–and I’ve got new signing dates for my in-store appearances! I’ve updated all the info below, including my table location at SPX.
September 18-19 – Small Press Expo (SPX), Bethesda MD. Oyster War debuts at this year’s Small Press Expo! This is a two day show, so I’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday. I’ve been to pretty much every SPX since 2000 or so (one was canceled, I missed one for a wedding) but this is the first time I’ll be debuting a book at the show. I’ve got a full six foot table, so I’ll have plenty of stuff with me other than Oyster War: older books, minicomics, original art, my Wrath of Khan screen-print poster, etc. I’ll be seated at: E 4B-5A (see floor chart below).
October 3 – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), Columbus, OH. I’ve been accepted as an exhibitor at the inaugural Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. Columbus is a great cartooning/comics town and the lineup for this event is already flat-out amazing. It’s a one day show as far as tabling goes, but I’m hoping I can show up a day early to catch some of the Friday programming as well. I’ll update this page with my table information when I receive it.
October 7 – Oyster War in Stores! October 8-9 – New York Comic Con, New York City. I’ll be at the Oni Press booth signing copies of Oyster War during the first two days (Thursday and Friday) of the NYCC. This is yet another con I’ve never attended before! Once I know my signing schedule and the location of the Oni booth on the show floor, I’ll post that information here. NYCC Signing Info: I’ll be signing at the Oni Press booth (1282): Thursday: 2:00-3:15 Friday: 5:00-6:15
October 24 – ACME Comics, Greensboro, NC, 12-4 pm. I’ll be signing copies nearby ACME comics in Greensboro. I haven’t done an event here in a loooonnngg time and I’m looking forward to returning!
October 28 – Ssalefish Comics & Toys, Winston-Salem NC, 5-7 pm. I’ll be signing Oyster War as well as the issue of Creepy I’ve got a story in at my hometown comics shop, Ssalefish Comics and Toys from five until seven.
November 22 – Miami Book Fair. I’ll be giving a presentation on Sunday along with fellow cartoonist Scott Chantler.
In Children’s Alley:
2 p.m. / Wembly Wordsmith’s Storytorium!
Take an adventure on the high seas and encounter oyster pirates, mysterious lands, magical artifacts and legendary treasures, in Ben Towle’s Oyster War and Scott Chantler’s Pirates of the Silver Coast.