Cecil’s Upcoming Events! (for Soupy/etc)

Soupy Leaves Home comes out 4/19 in comic book stores and 5/2 in bookstores.  here are some events planned!

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April 19  Alakazam Comics, Irvine, CA  SOUPY LEAVES HOME comic book day release 

6-8PM with Jose Pimienta

April 22, 23  LA Times Festival of Books

Saturday 4/22

12:00PM  Young Adult Graphic Novels: Drawing You In – Young Adult Stage

3:00PM Teens Go Rogue: A Star Wars Panel – Young Adult Stage

5 PM signing at Mysterious Galaxy Booth

Sunday 4/23 

TBD signing at Mrs. Nelson’s Books

April 27 Skylight Books SOUPY LEAVES HOME book launch! with Jose Pimienta 7:30 PM

April 29 Y’all West Fest 

April 30  RuPaul’s Drag Con reading Odd Duck

May 5  Blast Off Comics, North Hollywood, CA Free Comic Book Day

Debuting SOUPY LEAVES HOME and tabling with Jose Pimienta
May 27 Rancho Cucamongo Library for Star Wars Fan Day
September 23-24 Thought bubble UK
DC’s Young Animal spotlighted.
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The Only One (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I have a new kissingle comic out today on Emet Comics as part of their Fresh Romance series.  It is written by me and illustrated by Irene Koh and Sarah Searle.  You can download it at Comixology or Emet Comics for $1.99

It’s a love story that spans decades!  And it has outer space in it!

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Shade, the Changing Girl

Shade, the Changing Girl is now out on DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL imprint

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You can order it at your local comic book shop.

We’re three issues in and it’s exciting how people are connecting with it.   I’m loving all the fan art!  I’m collecting what I see over at pinterest.

Here’s some nice things.  VOX named it one of the best new comics of the year.

Multiversity named me and my Shade co-conspirator Marley Zarcone as Breakout writer and artist of the year.   They also named it a best new series of the year.

Geek named it a comic you should buy.

And I love this review of issue three by Graphic Policy 

Two New Stories out in July! The Wrong Doll and World Junior Mustache.

It’s July!  I’ve got two new stories out this week.

The Wrong Doll over at The Rainbow Rumpus.  This is a story to read to littles. It’s even got a coloring page.  The art is by Daniella Bathsheva

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And then World Junior Mustache in the new Vertigo Quarterly SFX #2  SLAM! Anthology.  It’s got hockey in it!  Check out the issue preview here.  The very fine art is by Andi Watson!

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San Diego Comic Con Schedule

I will be at San Diego Comic Con July 8 – 12!  Here are the panels that I’m on so far.  I hope you will come to one of them, or to one of my booth signings!  Please say hello if you do.

Friday, July 10th

Panel

Comics and the Real World: Using Graphic Novels as Tools of Tolerance

Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Room: 30 CDE

Description: Comics are typically perceived as means of entertainment.  Panelists will demonstrate how they can be used to teach greater tolerance and understanding of the real world.  We’ll demonstrate how comics empower students to feel, access and comprehend historical and cultural events, more fully understand diverse figures in history and fiction, and even grasp concepts in science and math. Then we’ll suggest sample templates for having kids create their own comics as a means of teaching them how to diffuse personal issues and master alternate means of communication. There will be lesson and reading suggestion handouts and time for Q&A.

Signing

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Cecil Castellucci Signing in the MacTeen Booth

Panel

Building the Modern (Super)Heroine

6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

Room: 26AB

More and more, heroines are being positioned front and center on the page and screen. Katniss, Agent Carter, Tris, Furiosa, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel – to name a few. What do creators and fans want out of a powerful female protagonist? How do we pay tribute to the heroines of the past while still looking toward the future? What’s the difference between writing established heroines and creating your own? And how can we best position and support these characters to usher in a whole new era of totally bad ass (super)heroines across all platforms? Join this dynamic group of creators and expert commentators as they discuss the challenges of building modern heroines in a variety of mediums. With Cecil Castellucci (Stone in the Sky), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Andrea Letamendi (psychologist Arkham Sessions ) Jose Molina (Agent Carter) and Babs Tarr (Batgirl), moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (StarWars.com) Room: 26AB

Saturday, July 11th

Panel

CBLDF: Comics in the Classroom:  Real-World Ideas for Engaging Your Students with Comics.

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Room 30CDE

Description: Comics are more than just great entertainment — they’re an incredible tool for learning! Join creators Cecil Castellucci (Odd DuckThe Plain Janes), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Matthew Holm (BabymouseSquish), Matt Phelan (The Storm in the Barn, Bluffton),Dave Roman (Astronaut AcademyJax Epoch and the Quicken Forbidden) and educators Rose Brock and Dr. Meryl Jaffe for a lively workshop discussing how comics can be used to engage students in the classroom. Get real-world suggestions for ways to integrate comics in the classroom, to expand on lessons with comic-based activities, and to encourage student participation. We’ll also have lesson and reading suggestion handouts and time for Q&A. Moderated by CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez.

Panel

Kill Your Idols: The Anxiety of Influence

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.,

Room: 23ABC

Kill Your Idols: The Anxiety of Influence—How do you draw on the work that inspired you without simply imitating it? How do you transform your influences into something fresh? Lev Grossman (The Magicians), Cecil Castellucci (Tin Star) and Marc Bernardin (Genius) will discuss the alchemy of transmuting admiration into originality with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Room 32AB

Sunday, July 12th

Panel

The Girls Are Alright!

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Room 30CDE

Description: Female comic creators for kids and young adults are burning up the bestseller lists and winning awards. Listen in on this dynamic group of award-winning creators as they discuss the challenges and thrills of creating diverse heroines that appeal to a new generation of readers and hook them for a lifelong love of comics. Q&A and drawing to follow. Panelists including Jennifer Holm(Babymouse, Sunny Side Up), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Cece Bell (El Deafo), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Jillian Tamaki(This One Summer), Cecil Castellucci (Odd Duck).  Moderated by Eva Volin (Good Comics for Kids at School Library Journal).

 

Signing

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Cecil Castellucci Signing in the :01 Booth

Panel

Push Fun Forward: All-Ages Comics Have Arrived

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 24ABC

All-ages comics are important now more than ever in helping to bring in new and lapsed readers, from practically every demographic. BOOM! Studios associate editor Whitney Leopard leads a discussion on the significance of all-ages comics, from what they have achieved thus far to what lies ahead, with creators Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade), Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Aron Steinke (The Zoo Box), Ian McGinty (Munchkin), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy).