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August 2011 - Immedium

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A. Jeff Miracola is Gen Con's 2011 Artist of the Year
Gen Con is the #1 gaming convention in the world.

This week it honors Jeff Miracola as its 2011 Artist Guest of Honor, August 4-7th at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Jeff drew our recent adventure Welcome to Monster Isle, and is veteran conjurer of creatures from Dungeons & Dragons to the World of Warcraft.
- www.monsterisle.net
- www.jeffmiracola.com

See Jeff and get a special sheet of Monster Isle character cards!

Congratulations Mr. Miracola! But that's not all - Jeff shares his art at the upcoming Chicago Comic Con, August 11-14th at the Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.

B. Attaboy's monsters at the SF MOMA and more
After a boffo San Diego Comic-con, Attaboy is every which way but loose, sharing his funny book:
You Might be a Monster: and other Stories I Made Up

Catch him this weekend at Dragatomi (8/5, Sacramento, CA) and The Escapist (8/6, Berkeley).

Then on August 7th, Atta hits the SF MOMA for Family Sundays, 11 am - 3 pm with the theme "What's the STORY":
- 11:30 am: author readings on the 2nd floor in the Koret Education Center
- 12:30 pm: signing in the Museum store.
Plus Atta will award a lucky fan an ultra-rare, glow-in-the-dark, "heat-seeking" Astrx vinyl toy!

The following week, Atta visits LA's Meltdown Comics (August 11), and returns to the Bay Area at Sweet Breams (8/12, San Mateo) and Books Inc. (8/13, Alameda).

Atta is the co-publisher of Hi Fructose magazine (www.hifructose.com), whose latest issue volume #20 is already sold out.

C. Burning Man: ignition!
Burners are preparing for their annual Labor Day pilgrimage to the Black Rock Desert.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Burning Man with our new and improved chronicle:
Desert to Dream: A Dozen Years of Burning Man Photography

Author Barbara Traub presents this month at the JCCSF with alternative weekly San Francisco Bay Guardian's editor Steven Jones, the Walnut Creek Public Library, and Sports Basement.

Then on August 19th, she signs at The Crucible in Oakland - "Fireside Lounge: Playa Bound" - where revelers prep their costumes, vehicles, and fire-flinging skills:

Enjoy this collectible keepsake that has 16 more fire-filled pages and 24 new photos.


Billie the Unicorn
978-1-59702-024-4, $15.95

"I am madly in love with Brianne Drouhard's art right now. She is an illustrator and character designer, most notably she worked on Teen Titans and The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. If you enjoy her art you should check out her new book 'Billie the Unicorn' which looks hella cute…Her style is really flexible, and reminds me of what might happen if adorable manga styled art and the art of Ren & Stimpy's John K. had a magical baby."
- The Uniblog

See Brianne at Kidspace Children's Museum (8/7, Pasadena, CA) and her new animated trailer:


The Octonauts & the Only Lonely Monster
978-1-59702-005-3, $15.95

"Are you ready for THE OCTONAUTS?...Because once you introduce this book to your child, you are going to be reading this book A LOT. Unlike some books which shall remain nameless, reading this one twenty gazillion times....or for the rest of your life, potentially, won't make you loopy or feel like hurling the book across the room screaming, 'NO MORE!' THIS one, I promise you, you will ENJOY reading over and over. And I promise you your kids are going to lose their minds over it! I think without a shadow of a doubt that these little aquatic cuties are the most fun under-the-sea creatures I've ever come across."
- Julia's Bookbag



  • 8/4-7: Jeff Miracola: Gen Con 2011 - Artist Guest of Honor: Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
  • 8/5: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: Dragatomi, Sacramento, CA
  • 8/6: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: The Escapist, 3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705, 510-65COMICS
  • 8/7: Brianne Drouhard: Billie the Unicorn: Kidspace Children's Museum, Pasadena, CA, 1 pm.
  • 8/7: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA
  • 8/10: Barbara Traub: Desert to Dream: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California, San Francisco, CA, 7 pm.
  • 8/11-14: Jeff Miracola: Chicago Comic Con - Wizard World, Rosemont, IL
  • 8/11: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/12: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: Sweet Breams, San Mateo, CA
  • 8/13: Attaboy: You Might be a Monster: Books, Inc., 1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA, 510-522-2226
  • 8/16: Barbara Traub: Desert to Dream: Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 6:30 pm
  • 8/18: Barbara Traub: Desert to Dream: Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA, pm
  • 8/19: Barbara Traub: Desert to Dream: The Crucible "Playa Bound", Oakland, CA, 6:30 pm.
  • 8/31: Oliver Chin: Storytime & Comics workshop: Pacific Grove Public Library, 550 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA, 831-648-5762


  • 9/14: Oliver Chin: Rotary Club, San Francisco Chinatown, CA, 12 pm.
  • 9/17-18: San Francisco Dragon Boat Festival: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA.
  • 9/25: San Francisco Babes & Babies event, Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA, 9 am.

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    Enjoy the end of summer!

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