Oct. 1 – Book signing with Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga and Zak Sally

Join us Sunday, October 1st for a special book signing with Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga and Zak Sally! Each artist will be celebrating the release of their newest book –

Blood Of The Virgin by Sammy Harkham

Set primarily in Los Angeles in 1971, Blood of the Virgin is the story of twenty‑seven‑year‑old Seymour, an Iraqi Jewish immigrant film editor who works for an exploitation film production company. Sammy Harkham brings us into the underbelly of Los Angeles during a crucial evolutionary moment in the industry from the last wheeze of the studio system to the rise of independent filmmaking.

Fielder #2 by Kevin Huizenga

New short comics by Kevin Huizenga. “Fielder, Michiana” the sequel to The River at Night, as well as the fake autobio of “The Body of Work Keeps the Score” as well as Glenn Ganges in a World War I comic: “All the Hills and Vales Along.”

Sammy The Mouse Book 3 by Zak Sally

It’s been 10 years (!!!) since the last installment, but here we are. 56 pages on glorious, crappy old newsprint. IT’S A COMIC BOOK, DAMN IT. Cavort with the gang again as they yell, stare, fall on their faces in the dirt, and attempt to resolve long-simmering unknowable conundrums. JUST LIKE REAL LIFE. Will this thing get done by the 20 year mark? Who knows, and who cares; maybe this thing will make you laugh, or cry. You may not love it, but rest assured, it loves YOU.

WHO: Sammy Harkham, Kevin Huizenga, Zak Sally
WHAT: Book signing and release party
WHEN: Sunday October 1, 12-2pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 1223 Lloyd Center

SAMMY HARKHAM is an award-winning cartoonist and editor, born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts and the Mayanot Institute in Jerusalem, where he created the ongoing comics anthology Kramers Ergot, considered to be one of the most influential publications of its kind.

KEVIN HUIZENGA (HIGH zing guh) grew up in a suburb of Chicago, South Holland, which is a small town of Dutch immigrants. His graphic novels include The River at Night, CursesThe Wild Kingdom, and Gloriana. His work has been translated into six languages, including Dutch; he won five Ignatz awards and been nominated for Harvey and Eisner awards.

ZAK SALLY is an Eisner-nominated cartoonist whose work has appeared all over the place since he made his first comics 25 years ago. He owns and operates La Mano, an award-winning “micro-publishing” house who has published work by John Porcellino, William Schaff, Nate Denver, Jason Miles, and Kim Deitch. He spent 12 years in the band Low, was in that Shopgirl movie, and now teaches Comics to college kids. He lives and works in Minneapolis.