Got a Downton fan in your life, but they already have the DVDS? Agent Gates, a new, hilarious graphic novel parodying the hit British drama, comes out January 1, 2013 from Andrews McMeel.
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The Dowager has spoken.
My favorite paper doll artist has a book for you. Pre-order now, gift the certificate. You win Christmas!
Introducing Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey, a graphic novel parody of Downton Abbey, coming out January 1, 2013 from Andrews McMeel Publishing!
“While the Granville family dutifully entertain their guests at Devonton Abbey, an ace team of Secret Service agents camp out as unsuspecting household staff, protecting the Royal Crown and her citizens from impending world war.
Who is aware of the international intrigue concealed below stairs? Will Agent Gates save Britain from her enemies while ensuring Devonton Abbey’s reputation is upheld? Will Lady Margaret secure a proposal from Martin Crawhill, the heir to the estate? Will Thompson and O’Malley ever get lung cancer?”
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MARVEL COMICS BOOK RELEASE PARTY IN NEW YORK CITY, WITH SPECIAL GUEST CHUCK KLOSTERMAN: OCTOBER 9!
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story is finally hitting shelves on Tuesday, October 9. It’s the result of years of hard work, and I’m proud to say that the early reception has been very encouraging. (See below!)
I’m confident that the behind-the-scenes story of Marvel Comics is one of great relevance to anyone—comics reader or not—who’s interested in the ways that art and commerce interact. To prove it, I’ll be celebrating the book’s release with an onstage conversation with the stubbornly casual comics reader Chuck Klosterman, at the PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, October 9, at 7 p.m.
I’d love to see you there.
(And please help me get the word out! Here’s the Facebook event page!)
“Sean Howe’s history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdos changed the world. That it’s all true is just frosting on the cake.”
— Jonathan Lethem
“A warts-and-all, nail-biting mini-epic about the low-paid, unsung ‘funnybook men’ who were unwittingly creating twenty-first century pop culture. If you thought the fisticuffs were bare and bloody on the four-color page, wait ‘til you hear about what went down in the Marvel bullpen.”
— Patton Oswalt
Another amazing NYC book event I am totally bummed out to be missing. Please go on my behalf, and spread the word!
Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00pm at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. See you there!
(via Events — Housing Works)
Presenting the beautiful poster for the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends events taking place at powerHouse September 19-21. While we’re beyond thrilled to have such a packed three days, we really hope the coffee purveyors of Dumbo can keep up with all the caffeine we’re going to need over the 72 hour period.
September’s gonna be so killer, you guys!
“Howe paints an indelible portrait of the crass, juvenile, soulful business that captured the world’s imagination.”
(via Nonfiction Review)
PW likes comics!