What better way to welcome a new graphic novel about a band touring after the end of the world than to throw a party featuring bands, the creators and prizes? The Beguiling in Toronto is putting together a gig featuring the creators of Apocalipstix, Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart, along with local bands Terror Lake and DAME.
Full press release after the jump …
THE APOCALIPSTIX: RAGNAROCK PARTY
The Official Launch for the new Graphic Novel
Wednesday, August 6th, 8PM
REVIVAL BAR, 738 College St. , Toronto
ALL AGES + NO COVER
TORONTO, Ontario –THE APOCALIPSTIX is the new graphic novel by Toronto authors Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart, and fresh from their sold out pre-release at the San Diego Comic Convention these two top graphic novelists return to “play” their hometown with a book launch party featuring bands, prizes, and more, Wednesday, August 6th, at Revival Bar, 783 College St.
“It’s like Josie and the Pussycats meets Mad Max!” enthused Christopher Butcher, manager of The Beguiling, Canada ’s premier retailer of comics and graphic novels. “Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart are top comics talents and The Apocalipstix is their best work yet… We’re anticipating the folks who loved the indy graphic novel SCOTT PILGRIM really getting into this one. I mean, three girls in a band after the end of the world, what’s not to like?”
THE APOCALIPSTIX: RAGNAROCK PARTY will feature musical performances by Toronto surf-punk band Terror Lake and all girl teen punk band DAME, and there’ll be door prizes and giveaways! Creators Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart will be signing and sketching for all comers! The event is all ages and features no cover charge! Revival Bar is located at 783 College St. at Shaw. Doors for the event open at 8PM, with the bands going on starting at 9:30pm.
Book: THE APOCALIPSTIX is a brand new 200 page graphic novel published by Oni Press. You can find out more about the graphic novel online at http://apocalipstix.com. The Apocalipstix is currently in stock at The Beguiling ( 601 Markham Street , near Bathurst St. & Bloor St. W), and will be available at the event.
Authors: Ray Fawkes is the Shuster Award Nominated author of Mnemovore and numerous graphic novellas and short stories, and can be found online at http://rayfawkes.com. Cameron Stewart the award-winning artist of Seaguy and The Invisibles, and the author of the serialized graphic novel Sin Titulo, and can be found online at http://cameron-stewart.com and http://transmission-x.com/.
MEDIA QUERIES: Christopher Butcher, Manager of The Beguiling, 416-533-9168, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other upcoming Beguiling-related Events:
August 8th – Doug Wright Awards
August 29th – All-Ages Comix Event featuring Russell Lissau, J. Torres, and more
September 28th – Graphic Novels @ The Word on the Street
September 28th – STREET FIGHTER Tribute Launch
For more information on these or other events, please contact Christopher Butcher at The Beguiling.