George Takei’s “They Called Us Enemy” book launch at Barnes & Noble at The Grove

Come out for an evening at the Grove and check out George Takei’s book launch of “They Called Us Enemy.” Meet actor, activist & The New York Times bestselling author George Takei when he joins us to celebrate the release of”They Called Us Enemy.” This stunning graphic memoir revisits his haunting childhood in American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II.

CANCELED | Graphic Novel Book Club reads “Kindred”

Note: This event has been canceled.

From the caves at Lascaux to the VR booths at Comic Con, we have always told stories with pictures. Graphic novels continue that human tradition in a surprising variety of styles and in every genre imaginable. This book club will read the latest books, though maybe not too many featuring crime fighters or mutants. We’re led by Jake Mumm, one of the founders of Comic Arts Los Angeles.
At this meeting, the club will read an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s “Kindred.”

Chris Jaymes discusses and signs “Sons of Chaos”

If you enjoy graphic novels, check out Chris Jaymes and “Sons of Chaos” at Book Soup. This epic graphic novel of the Greek people fighting for their independence brings into focus a widely unknown portion of world history for modern readers.

Ed Brubaker discusses and signs “Bad Weekend”

Come see Ed Brubaker in conversation with Paul Scheer and Nicolas Winding Refn about “Bad Weekend” at the Last Bookstore. This graphic novel is a comic-con crime story. Hal Crane should know, he’s been around since practically the beginning. Stuck at an out-of-town convention, waiting to receive a lifetime achievement award, Hal’s weekend takes us on a dark ride through the secret history of a medium that’s always been haunted by crooks, swindlers, and desperate dreamers.

Horror and Graphic Novel book clubs read Renée Nault’s art & adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Horror and the graphic arts combine in Renée Nault’s art & adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” So, we’re doing the same with our Graphic Novel Book Club and our horror book club, The Thing in the Labyrinth. Both book clubs are meeting together: same price, same amenities, two moderators, two clubs — all for a delightful evening of stark, @#$%ing terror, as we contemplate an all-too-possible future, in words and illustrations.

LaToya Council, Chelsea Johnson, and Carolyn Choi discuss and sign “Intersectionallies”

Come out to Skylight Books for an evening with LaToya Council, Chelsea Johnson, Carolyn Choi and “IntersectionAllies.” In poetic stanzas, IntersectionAllies introduces the stories of nine kids from diverse backgrounds. Authors Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, and Chelsea Johnson use each character’s story to explain how children’s safety concerns are shaped by their intersecting identities, such as class, sexuality, dis/ability, race, religion, and citizenship—what is known in academic and activist circles as “intersectionality.”

Maia Kobabe, Sam Sattin and Ian McGinty discuss and sign “Gender Queer” and “Glint”

Book Soup presents Maia Kobabe, Sam Sattin & Ian McGinty to discuss and sign “Gender Queer: A Memoir” and “Glint Book One: The Cloud Raiders.” “Gender Queer” is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity–what it means and how to think about it–for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere. In “Glint,” we are introduced to tiny Mora–hurtling through space trying to find a star bright enough to sustain its fading life–everyone must do their part to keep the planet alive. The story explores what happens when one person dreams of a different life.

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo present “Teen Titans: Raven”

New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and illustrator Gabriel Picolo celebrate the first graphic novel in the Teen Titans series, “Teen Titans: Raven.” Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo will be in conversation with bestselling author Marie Lu. When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.

Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo present “Teen Titans: Raven”

New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia and illustrator Gabriel Picolo celebrate the first graphic novel in the Teen Titans series, “Teen Titans: Raven.” Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo will be in conversation with bestselling author Marie Lu. When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom—and Raven’s memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.

Viken Berberian discusses and signs “The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade”

Join Viken Berberian at Skylight Books for a discussion and signing of “The Structure Is Rotten, Comrade.” A young man’s arrogance and ambition collide with revolutionary politics in a visually groundbreaking graphic novel.

More about the book: Enter Yerevan, the capital of Armenia — a city in ruins. Wrecking balls swing wildly and cement trucks race through congested streets. Aspiring architect Frunz and his father, the renowned builder known as Mr. Cement, plan to level Yerevan’s historic landmarks and flood the city with Trumpian high-rises. But this plan outrages the citizens of Yerevan, who rise up in Revolution. Amid the ensuing chaos, only one thing is certain: Frunz must brave the streets swarming with rebels in search of the Golden Mean.