I’m really excited to announce that the first event in my 3-week-long Tomboy book tour will be at the historic Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, on August 27th at 6pm! This event is being put on by Hub Comics in Union Square, Somerville.
Some people have asked why we are having this at the Brattle Theatre, instead of just doing an in-store signing at Hub Comics itself, and the answer is two-fold:
The Brattle has been a long-time collaborator with the Harvard Bookstore, hosting author events with comic artists the likes of Charles Burns, Chris Ware, Craig Thompson, and Daniel Clowes. While I am not a monolithic male comic artist, my Alone Forever book release at Brookline Booksmith had an audience of close to 80 people, with standing room only available to a sizable portion of the crowd, so when planning an event with Hub, we wanted to make sure we could accommodate a crowd of that size. I am also putting together an A/V presentation about the making of Tomboy, which I hope will be both educational and entertaining: showing this at the Brattle will ensure that not only will everyone have a seat, but everyone will be able to see what is happening on stage as well. Unfortunately this means we have to charge admission to the event and were really torn about having to do so, but we settled on the cheap price of $5 per ticket. Your $5 admission is also a coupon to get $5 off the cover price of Tomboy, so if you come to event and buy a copy of the book, you are getting into the event for FREE. And not only that, but the Brattle Theatre on August 27th will be the first place on the planet that Tomboy will be sold, a whole week before it is available in bookstores!
Please come to the Brattle Theatre on August 27th to support a local comic artist, a local comic shop, and a local theatre, all of which enrich your community. Tickets are available online on the Brattle’s website, or in person at both the Brattle Theatre and Hub Comics.
See you there!