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Multiple Berkeley Events: Monstress co-creator Marjorie Liu at Fantastic, Trickster, and Berkeley Library

Monstress_01-1Marjorie Liu is returning to the Bay Area next weekend for a series of events related to the return of Monstress to comic shelves. Liu was last in the Bay Area in July as part of Comix Experience’s Graphic Novel Book Club. This time, she’ll be in the East Bay with stops at Fantastic Comics, Tr!ckster, and the Berkeley Public Library – North Branch.  In addition to her work in comics, Liu has published 19 novels of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Her itinerary is below:

When: October 14 at 5 p.m.
Where: Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley
What: Fantastic will host a Q&A starting at 5 p.m. Liu will sign copies of her work from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1786264408277668/

When: October 15 at 3 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Public Library – North Branch
1170 The Alameda in Berkeley
What: The library will host a discussion with the author
More Info: https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/monstress-author-marjorie-liu-north

When: October 15 at 6 p.m.
Where: Trickster
2631 Ashby Avenue in Berkeley
What: Reception and signing. Trickster will have an exclusive print from Liu’s Monstress co-creator Sana Tekada
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/651516955012133/

Relevant Links:
Marjorie Liu’s website
Majorie Liu on Twitter

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Signing: Marjorie Liu with Sana Takeda at Comix Experience (July 27)

One of the most anticipated announcements to come out of Image Expo 2015 was Marjorie Liu teaming up with Sana Takeda on a new creator-owned series called Monstress. Monstress_01-1When Monstress hit shelves later that year the comic more than met expectations. It received high praise and sold out going straight to a second printing (and quickly to a third).  The extensive world-building and breath-taking illustrations establish Monstress as a rare beast in modern comics.  Not only is it well-written and visually-striking but it deftly tackles complex issues like struggles with inner demons, social stratification, and gender inequality, and racial discrimination. At first glance, it might look like a pretty fairytale but the story is dark and brutal at the core.

It should win all of the awards.

Bay Area fans of Liu and Takeda are in for a rare treat thanks to Comix Experience at 305 Divisadero in San Francisco. The comic book store is hosting a joint signing with the Monstress team on July 27 starting at 5 p.m. The signing will run until 7:30 p.m. when it will become an exclusive meet-and-greet with members of the Comix Experience Graphic Novel Club. Members of the club will additionally receive a signed bookplate (see below). If you’re not familiar with the club you can read about it and the numerous benefits here.



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