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13 November 2006 @ 03:20 pm
Makeshift Launch Party!  
Info on the Makeshift Launch Party is up! I would be ecstatic if you (yes you) and many, many others could make it out for the party. Come to buy a book, or hear me blather or share a drink. Friends, family, students, strangers, Karaoke Kings... everyone is welcome.

If you're an artist of any stripe, come down for the book launch and then stay for the Industry Night to do some schmoozing and hanging out.

Featuring Jim Zubkavich and Rob Walton

When: Thursday, November 30th, 7:00 PM
Where: The Victory Café, 595 Markham Street (Just down the street from The Beguiling)
Admission: FREE

We’re giving you LOTS of advance-notice on this one (Christmas-party season is just around the corner), but we’re doing a combined launch for two new books from Toronto authors and we want you there!

After many many years, Rob Walton’s cartoon/comedy/conspiracy series RAGMOP comes to its startling conclusion, in graphic novel form! Whether you’re a RAGMOP reader from a long time ago who’s been patiently waiting for the series end, or someone who wonders what a Hanna Barbara version of The Invisibles would be like (trust me: awesome), THE COMPLETE RAGMOP graphic novel is for you. “…sly, snide, perceptive, exciting, gut-bustingly funny, and utterly indescribable… RAGMOP is a work of frenetic brilliance.” – Slings & Arrows Comic Guide.

Also launching THE SAME DAY is the collection of Jim Zubkavich’s MAKESHIFT MIRACLE, a graphic novel originally serialized online and now available in an incredibly inexpensive print edition. MAKESHIFT combines fantasy and adventure into a pretty remarkable coming-of-age story for all ages. “A melancholy, enchantingly drawn meditation on imagination and yearning.” – Scott McCloud, author of MAKING COMICS

The creators of both graphic novels will be doing short presentations from their books, followed by signings. This also ties in to the final Industry Night of the year, which will be held at more-or-less the same time so it should be a whole lot of fun.
GrinningSkullgrinningskull on November 13th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
I hopefully will be able to make it. But I'm not sure. There's a good chace I will be back on the crappy 4-midnight shift then. :(
Jenjlunar on November 13th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
booked! see you there.
Anastasia Nortoncharmingmonstrs on November 13th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
Fantastic! Count me in.
Catalyticcatalytic on November 13th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC)
Man, now I really wish I lived in Toronto. I'd so be there.
Redknotredknot on November 14th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
i'll be there with geeky friends in tow :)
jenngojenngo on November 14th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
i've written it in the calendar.
_ndunderbug on November 14th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Yay! Booked!
hopping_vhopping_v on November 14th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Makeshift Miracle and the Ragmop graphic novel? I'm there!
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zubkavichzubkavich on November 15th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
We'll call you as the night degenerates to see if karaoke is poised to break out or not after the main party. I'm hoping the answer to that will be a "yes".
jrloafyjrloafy on November 14th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I'll be there hanging with the Beguiling crew and heaping congratulations upon you.
senordd on November 14th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'll also be there, but will have to duck out early cuz of work the next day.
malfaillancemalfaillance on November 21st, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Neither Joel nor I can make it out, but we would love to get a copy off you at some point, keep us updated on availability.

Superawesomeness for you :D