Showing posts with label Brad Meltzer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brad Meltzer. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sept 1: Cartoons and comics at the National Book Festival UPDATED

The Library of Congress' National Book Festival is free and at the Convention Center.



2:40 pm-3:10 pmPatrick McDonnell5:30 pm-6:30 pm
3:10 pm-3:40 pmTillie Walden5:30 pm-6:30 pm
3:10 pm-3:40 pmPénélope Bagieu5:30 pm-6:30 pm
3:40 pm-4:10 pmEd Piskor5:30 pm-6:30 pm




It appears that the above is the biggest chunk of time to see cartoonists, all on the 'genre' stage. Corrections and additions are welcomed.



Pénélope Bagieu

At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Genre Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author, and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. In America, her graphic novels include "Exquisite Corpse," "California Dreamin'" and, most recently, "Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World" (First Second). She blogs, plays drums in a rock band and watches lots of nature shows. Bagieu is also the creator of the animated film "No More Laughter," and she has done work on many advertising campaigns.

At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Children's Green Stage
    Saturday, September 1
    10:40 am - 11:05 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    noon - 1:00 pm
Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker. He has illustrated many picture books, including the No. 1 New York Times best-selling series by Doreen Cronin that began with "Diary of a Worm," and he has both written and illustrated several picture books, including "Grace for Gus" and "Luke on the Loose." Harry Bliss lives in New Hampshire. His new book is "Good Rosie!" (Candlewick), written by Kate DiCamillo.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

 

Roxane Gay

http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/author/roxane_gay

At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Genre Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    4:10 pm - 4:40 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in “Best American Mystery Stories 20140,” “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and the magazines Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others. She is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. Gay is the author of the books “Ayiti,” “An Untamed State,” the New York Times best-selling “Bad Feminist,” the national best-selling “Difficult Women” and the New York Times best-selling “Hunger: A Memoir of My Body.” She is also the author of “Black Panther: World of Wakanda” (Marvel) and the editor of “Best American Short Stories 2018.” Gay is currently at work on film and television projects, a book of writing advice, an essay collection about television and culture and a young adult novel, “The Year I Learned Everything.”

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

 

Patrick McDonnell

At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Genre Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Genre Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of "The Inner Circle," "The Book of Fate" and nine other best-selling thrillers, including "The Tenth Justice," "The First Counsel," "The Millionaires" and "The President's Shadow." His newest book is "The Escape Artist" (Grand Central). In addition to his fiction, Meltzer has been on the best-seller lists with the nonfiction "History Decoded," children's books such as "Heroes for My Son" and "Heroes for My Daughter," and for comic books such as "Justice League of America."

Previous National Book Festival Appearances


At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Genre Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ed Piskor is the writer and artist behind "X-Men: Grand Design" (Marvel). This deeply personal and heavily researched reimagining of the origins of the world famous X-Men incorporates the past 40 years of the title's history and has been met with critical acclaim from all corners of the comics world. Piskor is also the creator behind "Hip Hop Family Tree," the New York Times best-selling series that won the 2015 Eisner Award for best reality-based work. Piskor's other published works include "Wizzywig" and, in collaboration with Harvey Pekar, "American Splendor" and "The Beats: A Graphic History." Ed teaches classes on comics and lives in Pennsylvania.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances


At the 2018 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Genre Fiction
    Saturday, September 1
    3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Ausin, Texas. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and is a two-time Eisner nominee and Ignatz Award winner. She is the author of the graphic novels "Spinning" (First Second) and "On a Sunbeam." "Spinning" is about Walden's years as a competitive figure skater. She lives in Los Angeles.


Monday, January 13, 2014

Jan 15: Brad Meltzer at Tyson's Corner

meltzer_abe.lincoln
Brad Meltzer appears at Barnes &Noble to sign his new children's books I Am Abraham Lincoln and I Am Amelia Earhart on Wednesday January 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM!
Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Mall
Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
703-506-2937

Courtesy of Convention Scene. Meltzer has a new Batman story in Detective Comics 27, and Eliopoulos is a comic book artist of course.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Brad Meltzer's book talk - guest blog post by Bruce Guthrie

I went to Brad Meltzer's talk at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library last night.  He's definitely a crowd pleaser!  He was promoting his new book "History Decoded" based on the History Channel show.  Wonderful speaker who even brought junk food for the signing line.  Scott Rolle from the show was also there.

Q&A focused mostly on Kennedy's assassination and I was relieved to hear him dismissing the conspiracy theorists so quickly.  He said we don't want to accept that a lone crazy could have killed a popular US president.  Makes you wonder about why we don't have that problem with John Hinkley.  Is it just because both Reagan and Hinkley survived?  When the story's cut short, I guess there's more room to make up conspiracy stuff to fill in gaps.

Several questions dealt with his comic book work.  He said he was very excited to be working on the Batman 75th anniversary retelling of the Batman origin story due out in January.  As http://bigstory.ap.org/article/batman-turns-75-dc-plans-weekly-title-events says,

The Bob Kane and Bill Finger-created character's origin will get a "modern-day retelling" in the 104-page issue by Brad Meltzer and Bryan Hitch, along with new stories and art from Snyder, Frank Miller, Sean Murphy, Peter J. Tomasi and Guillem March, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Gregg Hurwitz and Neal Adams.

The issue, out Jan. 8, will also lay the framework for new creative team Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato, who take over the book in the spring.

"We want to bring him closer to his roots and be more of a street-level type of hero," Manapul said about their plans. "His super heroics will still be present, but the investigative part of Batman will be at the forefront."

He also showed some pages from his upcoming "I Am Amelia Earheart" kids graphic book and he showed covers for "I Am Abraham Lincoln" and "I Am Rosa Parks".  Apparently there will be at least six book in the "I Am..." treatment.

The signing event was fun as he appeared to recognize a bunch of his fans.  He's great at establishing personal connections with his fans through social media and in person.  He's got a lot of fan loyalty.  I talked with three people about many times they had seen him before and two of them said five or more times.

There were about 250 people in the audience.  The signing lasted over 90 minutes.  Pictures are up on http://www.bguthriephotos.com/graphlib.nsf/keys/2013_10_23B_Meltzer

--
Bruce Guthrie
Photo obsessive
http://www.bguthriephotos.com
__._,_.___

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Brad Meltzer signing in McLean, VA and Bethesda, MD

(The Brad Meltzer social outreach continues with this mailer we received.)

"Where the heck's my book?!"
- Lila Meltzer, age 6, every single day
since Heroes For My Son was released


HarperCollins
cordially invites you to a
READING & BOOK SIGNING
with
Brad Meltzer
reading from his new book




McLean, Virginia
Wednesday, April 11 - 7:00 pm
Books-A-Million
1451 Chain Bridge Road

Bethesda, Maryland
Thursday, April 12 - 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
4801 Bethesda Avenue

Feel free to bring your own hero
(kids, parents and grandparents welcome!)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Brad Meltzer, Heroes For My Daughter signing



Brad Meltzer signs at Barnes & Noble on Thursday April 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

About this Author
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, and The Book of Lies.


He is also one of the co-creators of the TV Show, “Jack & Bobby” and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.


His first non-fiction book, Heroes for My Son, is a collection of heroes from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks that he’d been working on since the day his son was born. This December, he’ll be launching “Brad Meltzer’s Decoded” on the History Channel.


Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all six of his novels. The First Counsel came next, which is about a White House lawyer dating the President’s daughter; then The Millionaires, which is about two brothers who steal money and go on the run. The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress. The Book of Fate is about a young Presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the 200-year-old code created by Thomas Jefferson that times them together. For authenticity, The Book of Fate was researched with the help of two former Presidents, Clinton and Bush. His last book, The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel’s father. Brad is one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel’s family about the murder and, with his charitable site, OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was created.


His books have spent over ten months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian. In The Tenth Justice, the opening lines are: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a pig.” In the Hebrew translation, it became: “Ben Addison was sweating. Like a horse.” We’re not sure if it’s a Kosher thing or what!


Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen’s “Celebrity,” co-wrote the swearing-in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko’s.

Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney.


Barnes & Noble

4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

301-986-1761

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tonight, tomorrow: Brad Meltzer in town

I'm going to the one at Borders which is close to my house if anyone wants to meet up. For the record, many years ago I worked at the National Archives. Mike

Brad Meltzer
The Inner Circle


January 12, 2011 7:30 PM

Baileys Crossroads - Borders
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living. So says Beecher White, a young archivist who spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government.

January 13 at 7 pm, at Politics and Prose.

Brad's site

Monday, January 10, 2011

Jan 12, 13: Brad Meltzer at Borders, Politics and Prose

Brad Meltzer
The Inner Circle


January 12, 2011 7:30 PM

Baileys Crossroads - Borders
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living. So says Beecher White, a young archivist who spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government.

January 13 at 7 pm, at Politics and Prose.

Brad's site

Thursday, December 23, 2010

John Wilkes Booth's contested identity?

Brad Meltzer's Decoded, with my friend Jan Herman being interviewed, is on this topic tonight - 10 pm on the History Channel:

Booth descendants agree to brother's body ID tests

By Edward Colimore

Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 23, 2010


Thursday, December 02, 2010

Brad Meltzer, former local comics writer, interviewed on his new tv show Decoded


Brad Meltzer, a former local comics writer, answered some of my questions on his new tv show Decoded. First, here's some information about him from the press release for the show.
 
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and six other novels. His first non-fiction work Heroes For My Son, a collection of historical heroes, recently hit the New York Times bestseller list. Meltzer is also author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the first author to ever reach the #1 spot on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book bestseller lists simultaneously. Meltzer's books have spent over eleven months on bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages.
  
Best-selling author Brad Meltzer loves a good mystery. A history enthusiast known for his immaculate research, he has studied and written about some of America's most revered institutions and documents. But sometimes he uncovers unverifiable stories that keep him awake at night. Is there another hidden message buried in the Statue of Liberty? What happened to the White House cornerstone that's been missing for two centuries?  Could it be true that John Wilkes Booth lived for 40 years after his presumed death under an assumed identity? 

In the new 10-part series BRAD MELTZER'S DECODED, premiering on Thursday, December 2 at 10 p.m. on HISTORY®, Meltzer scours secret clues, symbols and conspiracy theories to unravel some of society's most provocative enigmas. And the deeper he digs into the past, the more we learn about our future. 
 
Together with a team of experts – Buddy Levy, a professor and journalist who assumes there is always more than meets the eye; Christine McKinley, a mechanical engineer who believes only what she can prove; and Scott Rolle, a trial lawyer who is skeptical by nature – Meltzer hunts for answers to questions that have perplexed us for centuries yet have never been fully investigated.
 
The premiere episode rolls out with "The White House" as the team gets to the bottom – literally – of a mystery concerning the cornerstones of our democracy.  Laid by the ultra secretive Freemasons, this landmark piece of stone vanished. The search for the cornerstone has been on for over 200 years, everyone from Harry Truman to Barbara Bush have looked for it. Is it a coincidence…or is there a secret conspiracy tied to these stones and the buildings they were meant to support?
 
ComicsDC: Brad, to provide a figleaf of cover for this appearing on ComicsDC - you used to live in suburban Maryland, and you still write comics, correct?
 
Brad Meltzer: Of course.
 
 ComicsDC: How did the idea for the tv show come about?
 
Brad Meltzer: One of the heads of HISTORY read my novel The Book of Fate, which dealt with Freemasons and the secret codes that Thomas Jefferson used when he was President -- and then said, "We should do a show like this."  And y'know what that is?  That's dumb luck by me.
 
 ComicsDC: How did the topics get picked?
 
Brad Meltzer: I keep a book (now books) of every idea I've had over the years -- some stupid and dumb and not fleshed out -- and some that'll feed characters and comic books and anything else.  And there were just tons of historical details that I'd love to know the answers to, but just couldn't use in the books.  So really, I'm stealing from my future novels.
 
ComicsDC: How much research do you personally do or supervise?
 
Brad Meltzer: For the novels, I do all the research myself.  But for the show, HISTORY said, you give us the mysteries and we'll give you the research team to solve it.  The problem is, I still couldn't help myself and sometimes found myself digging as well.
 
ComicsDC: Which is your favorite show?
 
Brad Meltzer: Of Decoded?  I love this first one airing tonight -- about the first piece of the White House.  That was the very first idea I suggested, and it really set up a good model for the show.  Sure, we're not digging it up from below the White House -- but we do answer questions like, is it hollow?  And what's inside?  As for surprises, the John Wilkes Booth one is the one that kept me awake.
 
ComicsDC: Navy medical historian Jan Herman is a friend of mine - I've known him for 20 years - and he hasn't convinced me yet that Lincoln's murderer John Wilkes Booth may have escaped, as one of your shows examines. Did any of the shows change your mind about an historical 'truth'?
 
Brad Meltzer: I hear you.  And I started the Booth show thinking the exact same thing.  But wait till you see Booth's family telling their side of the story.  It's like "Who is Donna Troy?"  Will mess you up good.
 
ComicsDC: Is the show going to continue? If so, do you know what other topics you'd like to look into?
 
Brad Meltzer: It depends if we get more viewers than my last try at television -- Jack & Bobby.  There, our ratings were 14.  Not a 14 share.  Fourteen people.  Total.
 
ComicsDC: Is it really possible to solve a mystery for a tv show?
 
Brad Meltzer: Especially with historical shows, the biggest barrier is simply that so much of the physical evidence is gone or unavailable.  When Lee Harvey Oswald was dead, theories started that it wasn't him in the grave.  So they dug him up and proved it was.  If you want to solve the Booth mystery, dig up the grave.  For now, the government still won't allow it.  But when you watch our Lewis episode, the ballistic evidence and the other details we find definitely add a huge piece to the puzzle.  
 
ComicsDC: Your next book is about secrets in a museum or archives - can you tell us anything about that?
 
Brad Meltzer: The Inner Circle comes out 1/11/11 and for that one, I got help with the research from a former President of the United States.  So I'm now gearing up that release.
 
ComicsDC: What is your favorite museum or archives? 
 
Brad Meltzer: The National Archives.  No question.  It's the attic of the US Government.  Library of Congress is a close second.
 
ComicsDC: And bringing it all back home, do you have any plans to write another comic book? How about adapting your existing works to graphic novels?
  
Brad Meltzer: Love to write more comics.  Without question, comics still have had the biggest influence on my writing.  More than film.  More than novels.  More than anything.  They're still the best.
 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Comic book writers at Borders

Orson Scott Card
Pathfinder


November 23, 2010 7:30 PM

Baileys Crossroads - Borders
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

A powerful secret. A dangerous path. Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg's strange talent for seeing the paths of people's pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him--secrets about Rigg's own past, his identity, and his destiny. And when Rigg discovers that he has the power not only to see the past, but also to change it, his future suddenly becomes anything but certain.

Brad Meltzer
The Inner Circle


January 12, 2011 7:30 PM

Baileys Crossroads - Borders
5871 Crossroads Center Way
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living. So says Beecher White, a young archivist who spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brad Meltzer speaks with Brian Vaughn

Brad's left our fair city for Florida's charms, but he's still into comics:

DEUS EX MACHINA: Meltzer Interviews BKV Part 1
by Jeffrey Renaud
Comic Book Resources, August 9th, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Brad Meltzer pictures

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Brad Meltzer and the infamous Buffy #34 sex issue.

I got a few shots of Brad Meltzer's booksigning a few days ago. He's a darn amusing speaker and you can hear most of what he said at this signing on his appearance earlier that day at Elliot in the Morning.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brad Meltzer on Comic Book Resources

Meltzer Shares "Heroes for My Son"
by Jeffrey Renaud
Comic Book Resources May 13 2010

and NPR

In 'Heroes' From The Past, Lessons For A Son
NPR Book Notes May 11, 2010

Brad Meltzer on DC 101

I missed the radio show Elliot in the Morning on DC101 today, but many in the crowd at Borders had heard it. Thanks to the miracle of technology, you can too -

EITMonline (Elliot In The Morning)'s Photos #90, May 13 2010.

There's 3 links to mp3 files in the description... Awww, heck, here it is, but go friend Elliot on Facebook anyway:


"... I still love that moment. That pure, beautiful moment where you get to think about your newborn child and every door and every possibility is just waiting there, perfectly open... It’s a moment where there are no limits or detours or any of the restrictions that reality eventually brings. And it was in that moment of unbridled love and pure naïveté that this book was born." "Humble novelist" and "bestselling Little League coach" BRAD MELTZER joined us in the studio this morning to talk about his first non-fiction book, 'Heroes For My Son,' as well as his upcoming TV show, his next novel ('The Inner Circle'), and his sex-fueled run on Dark Horse Comics' Season Eight of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." Listen here: http://bit.ly/bib7rI (Part 1), http://bit.ly/bSrE9p (Part 2), http://bit.ly/bXLYaP (Part 3) BTW: If you would like to meet Brad, he will be appearing tonight at Borders - Bailey's Crossroads (Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia) at 7:30 p.m. For more details, click here: http://bit.ly/arqyDF

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Brad Meltzer in town this week

The comic book writer is signing his new book, Heroes for My Son. I'll be going to the Bailey's Crossroad's one.

Bethesda, MD
Wednesday, May 12 — 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
4801 Bethesda Avenue

Fairfax, VA
Thursday, May 13 — 7:30 pm
Borders – Bailey’s Crossing
5871 Crossroads Center Way