Category Archives: Appearances

Monstress [media + signings]

Monstress comes out TOMORROW, and I totally feel those butterflies, that nervous flightiness that I haven’t felt in some time.  I care about this book — a lot — and it represents the collective hard work of a small, dedicated team of writer, artist, editor, letter, translator (and, fairly new to us, intern).  Your support of Monstress — you readers, retailers, peers, friends, family — means the world to us.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I’ve been doing a ton of interviews, and some reviews are finally popping up.  This, from Vox.com is probably one of the nicest I’ve ever received, and hits home what Monstress is about (“The dazzling new comic Monstress explores why we fear powerful women…”).

Another recent interview is with The Beat — I discuss Monstress, diversity, and what it means to be an Asian American writer.  In that same vein is this two-part interview with Nerds of Color.  You can read Parts One and Two, respectively (“You know how kids get obsessed with different things? Some kids get obsessed with vampires, some get obsessed with zombies. I was really obsessed with the apocalypse. I always thought it was just around the corner. Part of that is from my grandparents, growing up in the ‘80s, listening to the news about the Cold War and all of that. The apocalypse was on my mind.”).

Finally, I’ve got two back-to-back signings this weekend:

  • On November 7th I’ll be signing at Comicopia @ 464 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston from 1-3 pm.
  • On November 8th I’ll be signing at Midtown Comics @ 64 Fulton Street from 1:30 – 2:30 pm.

I’ll have buttons to give away!  And in a week or so I’ll announce two more signings — one in Austin, Texas — and the other in Muncie, Indiana.

Thanks again, everyone!  We love you all!

I hung out with my other boyfriend today. Shhh!

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NYCC Schedule

Well, NYCC is literally around the corner.  I’ll be on panels for almost all of Friday, so the best time to catch me if you want something signed is at the Image booth at 11 am that day.  I will, however, be at my table (K2) in Artists Alley for almost all of Saturday.  Sunday, I have to head back to Boston that morning.   It’s a short trip, but packed to the gills.  I’ll be signing posters at my table (and I might have a few other goodies), so stop by and say hi on Saturday!

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Friday: 11 am signing @ the Image Booth #1544

Title: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Worlds
Day:
Friday Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Location: Room 1A21
Speakers: Declan Shalvey   Jim Zub   John Arcudi   Marjorie Liu
Description: The beauty of comics is that they can transport you to another place, if you’ll let them. The comics of John Arcudi (Rumble), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Declan Shalvey (Injection) and Jim Zub (Wayward) show us worlds as fantastic as any summer blockbuster, but executed so well that they burn themselves into your memory.

Title: Asian American Comics and Creators
Day:
Friday Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Room 1A05
Speakers: Amy Chu   Ethan Young   Greg Pak   Janice Chiang   Larry Hama   Marjorie Liu   Wendy Xu
Description: A superstar Panel discusses the past, present and wildly exciting future of Asian American comics and creators! Featuring Greg Pak (co-creator of Amadeus Cho and writer of KINGSWAY WEST), Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Ethan Young (NANJING: THE BURNING CITY), the legendary Larry Hama (G.I. JOE), letterer Janice Chiang and Wendy Xu (SPELLS FOR SPIRITS, LLP). Also, exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming books and tons of free comics!

Title: Push Boundaries Forward: Gender, Diversity and Representation in Comic Books
Day:
Friday Time: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Location: Room 1A24
Speakers: Amber Garza   Darryl Ayo   David Brothers   Jeremy Whitley   Joey Stern   Marjorie Liu   Shannon Watters
Description: The face of comics is changing. Join a diverse Panel examining what indie/web publishing have been doing right, how mainstream comics can catch up and what Creators and Fans can do to be heard. Join Moderator David Brothers and Panelists Marjorie Liu, Shannon Watters, Jeremy Whitley, Amber Garza, Joey Stern and Darryl Ayo in a sincere, thoughtful discussion on the topic of gender, diversity and representation in mainstream comics.

 

SDCC: Panel + Signing Schedule

It’s that time of year again, when the happy horde descends upon San Diego.  It’s happening earlier than in the past — about two weeks earlier — which threw some of us for a loop.  I’m a slacker, man — not the best planner in the world — so if it hadn’t been for my booth-mate, Anne Elizabeth, I would totally have let SDCC arrive without doing a single thing to prepare for it.  Fortunately, that didn’t happen, and for those of you who drop by Booth #2201 you’ll find a ton of fun things: stickers, buttons, posters, and pre-order cards for Monstress, which is coming out in November.  I’ll be signing every day at Booth #2201, probably around 11 am, but I’ll post daily updates on Twitter.

Image Comics – Where Creators Own The Mainstream:

Thursday – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 23ABC
The mainstream is whatever you want it to be. Killer robots, ghosts, absurdist comedy, and space adventures aren’t niche, but in comics, they sometimes are treated like they are. In reality, they’re as mainstream as anything else, thanks to their wide-ranging appeal and the astonishing execution from Kody Chamberlain (Punks), Keenan Marshall Keller (The Humans), Chip Zdarsky (Kaptara), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Alex Grecian (Rasputin), and Michael Moreci (Roche Limit). Come find your new favorite comic.

Image Booth Signing:
Saturday: 12-12:45 (bring anything you like for me to sign, and as much as you like)

The Secret Origin of Good Readers
Sunday – 11:00am – 12:30pm
Room 23ABC
Would you like to help your students discover how to read for fun? Panelists will demonstrate how students can create their own comics in a classroom and the benefits of utilizing graphic novels in an academic setting. They include New York Times bestselling author Frank Beddor (The Looking Glass Wars, Hatter M), writer Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Heartbreakers), writer/editor Dave Elliot (Weirding Willows), librarian Karen Green (Columbia University), New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, Dirk & Steele), Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics co-founder and illustrator, The Simpsons, Futurama), Peter J. Wacks (Invasion Oz, Steampunk Journey coloring book, Cyberpunk CCG), and comics retailer Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).

Appearances: Boskone & MIT

I’ve lived in Boston for four years, and have never attended Boskone.  The timing was always off — either I’d be out of town, or…well, out of town.

But this year it’s different!  I’ll be signing and reading from one of my novels, and participating in two panels — one on superheroes, and the other on women in comics.  Also, I have another event this week on February 12th — over at MIT I’ll be in conversation with Bobbie Chase, Editorial Director of DC Comics.  The public is welcome to attend.  Here are the details:

Join Bobbie Chase, Editorial Director of DC Comics, and comic book writer, Marjorie Liu (Monstress, Astonishing X-Men, Black Widow), as they discuss the current and future state of the comic book medium, including DC and Marvel’s place in the industry, and how creator owned projects are helping to evolve the face of publishing.

MIT Building 4, Room 231
February 12 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

And here’s my schedule for Boskone!

Are We Living in the Superhero Renaissance?
Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Harbor III (Westin)
Marvel and DC heroes and heroines keep ka-powing at us from every screen and page, reviving the comics industry along the way. Why is the superhero biz suddenly so mega-ultra super? Why is this kind of storytelling so compelling? Is it just the special effects — or do we yearn for superheroes to save us from ourselves? Or from something else?
(Carrie Vaughn, Jack M. Haringa, Daniel M. Kimmel, Marjorie Liu, Marshall Ryan Maresca)

Autographing: Jeffrey Carver, John Langan, Marjorie Liu, Michael Swanwick
Saturday 13:00 – 13:50, Galleria-Autographing (Westin)

Reading: Marjorie Liu
Saturday 17:30 – 17:55, Independence (Westin)

Women in Comics
Sunday 12:00 – 12:50, Marina 2 (Westin)
Do women get the same opportunities as men in comics? Do female superheroes receive fair representation? Are female superheroes ‘over-sexualized’? Let’s examine trends in the comic book industry over the last decade regarding the ‘fairer sex’ in comics. (Carrie Cuinn, D. Lynn Smith, Marjorie Liu, Jane Yolen, Brenda Noiseux)