Paracosmos: Volume 1
For the past two months, artists from around the world have been invited to join in on Paracosmos, an open creative community focused around some fun and collective world building.
We've been playing within the themes of "Secondary Characters" and "Secret Spaces," so there'll be a ton of fun, weird and exciting art to get inspired by. We'll be selling everything from buttons to prints to books!
Further, all of the proceeds from our show will be going towards the Red Hook Art Project, a mentoring program that provides gifted and under-served kids with free education in the arts.
Swing on by, grab a drink and come support artists of all ages this upcoming Saturday Aug. 19, 6-9 PM!
Red Hook Art Project
Free Comic Book Day 2017!!
It's finally that time of the year....Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 7th - hundreds of free comics across dozens of series and we couldn't be more excited about it!
Also, we're thrilled to be hosting George O'Connor (The Olympians Series, Journey Into Mohawk County) from 11AM-1PM that morning. George will be signing copies of his amazing graphic novels, hanging out, and contributing to the overall merriment of FCBD!
Store hours for FCBD will be 10 AM - 8 PM. Hope to see you there!
Robert Pollak Signing!
Join us this Saturday, April 15th from 12-3 PM as Robert Pollak will be at Mama Says!
Inspired by newspaper strips such as Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, and Brenda Starr, Robert has honed his own pen-and-ink style illustrations over several decades to produce some of the most awesome contemporary newspaper-style comics available today.
Robert will be hanging out, signing copies of his graphic novels/original art, and helping us enjoy what should hopefully be a continuation of this amazing Spring weather, so please come by and hang out!
For more information on Robert Pollok, please click here.
Mama Says Anniversary Party!
We're thrilled to announce that March 17th will be the one year anniversary of Mama Says Comics Rock!
To celebrate, we'll be having a little shindig in the store Friday, March 17th from 8:00 - 11:30 PM. A bit of food, drink, and merriment to help you kick off St. Patrick's Day weekend! To RSVP on Facebook/for more info, please click here.
Sincere thanks to everybody for helping us reach this point!
Neal Adams Signing!!
The legendary Neal Adams will be at Mama Says Comics Rock on February 4th!!
He will be signing prints, books and Original Art. The first signature is free and he will do commissions if contacted at [email protected]
Neal will be in the store from 2pm to 5pm signing and hanging out - for more info on the event please click here. We're super excited and hope you are too!!
Local Comic Shop Day!
Come join us this Saturday, November 19th (Store Hours 10AM-8PM) to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day!
In celebration of LCSD, local/independent comic shops receive specialty items (incl. exclusive cover variants, toys, and more), so don't miss out on a bunch of unique/limited items on sale. Hope to see you there!
Comic Book Creator Symposium!
Ever wondered what it might take to bust into (and stay in) the comic book game? Any questions you might have for some already seasoned professionals such as Greg Pak, Kristen Gudsnuck, Fabian Lelay, and more?
Then come join us Saturday, November 12th from 3 - 4:30 PM for Creator After Con Network's first ever Comic Book Creator Symposium!
Moderated by Dennis Knight, this panel/symposium will serve as the perfect forum for any/all questions you may have about the comic book industry from some truly awesome creators!
First Second Books 10th Anniversary Party at Mama Says!
Come join us Thursday, September 15th at 7 PM to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of First Second Publishing at Mama Says Comics Rock!
This bookend event for the Brooklyn Book Festival will feature Faith Erin Hicks (Demonology 101, Zombies Calling, The Nameless City), George O' Connor (The Olympians Series), Sara Varon (Bake Sale, Robot Dreams), along with many more so you're not going to want to miss this.
Grab a bite, grab a book, or just swing by to say hello!
Secret Acres Pre-SPX Launch Party & Book Signing!
Next Wednesday, September 14th from 6 - 9 PM, come join us and Secret Acres Comics for a pre-SPX launch party & book signing!
Secret Acres is debuting Reid Psaltis’s The Order of Things and reprinting Brendan Leach’s Pterodactyl Hunters in the Gilded City just in time for Small Press Expo that upcoming weekend.
Reid and Brendan will be in attendance, signing books and glad-handing. and there will be plenty of refreshments and comics so don't miss out!
Cook Korean & Tales of the Night Watchman Release Party!
Food. Beverage. Comics. Launch party. Need we say more?
This Thursday, July 28th from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, we're absolutely thrilled to be hosting the release party for the next installment of Dave Kelly & Lara Antal's Tales of the Night Watchman (a one-shot entitled "The Mad Mind of Anton Sebaum", written by Kelly, drawn by J. Vigants) and Robin Ha's new graphic cookbook, Cook Korean! (an NY Times Bestseller!).
Dave & Robin will be hanging in the shop, signing copies of their book/single issues, enjoying some of the food/beverage they've generously provided, and contributing to the overall summer merriment, so don't miss out! For more info, check out the Facebook event here.
Hope you can make it!
Summer Comics Kick Off!!
This Saturday, June 25 from 5:00-7:30 PM, we're thrilled to be hosting three amazing writers/artists - Melissa Mendes (Lou) & Jon Allen (Ohio is for Sale) from Alternative Comics & Chuck Forsman (Revenger) from Bergen Street Comics Press.
Melissa, Jon, and Chuck will be hanging out, signing copies of their books/single issues, and helping us enjoy some of the FREE BEER generously sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery for the event, so please come by to say hello!
We hope you can make it!
Judge Dredd/Amazing Forest Signing!!
Come join us on Friday, June 17th from 4-7 PM as we're honored to be hosting Ulises Fariñas (Judge Dredd, Amazing Forest, Regular Show), Erick Freitas (Judge Dredd, Amazing Forest, Regular Show) & Melody Often (Amazing Forest).
Ulises, Erick, & Melody will be signing copies of the new Judge Dredd trade paperback volume and Amazing Forest Single Issues. Additionally, if you have any of their other work you're interested in getting signed or just chatting with them about please, please stop by!
For more info on these amazing talents, feel free to visit Ulises', Erick's, or Melody's sites. We hope you can make it!
Free Comic Book Day & Book Signing!!
It's finally here....Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 7th - hundreds of free comics across dozens of series and we couldn't be more excited about it!
Also, we're thrilled to announce that Jeffrey Burandt will be signing copies of his awesome graphic novel Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad during FCBD. Hilarious, touching, and tons of fun, this graphic novel has something for everybody so don't miss out!!
Store hours for FCBD will be 10 AM - 8 PM. Hope to see you there!
Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl
Mama Says Comics Rock is proud to be a participant in the 1st Annual Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl!
This Saturday, April 30th, over 20+ independent BK-based bookstores will each have a fun task/competition to complete in their stores. Not only is it free to participate, but there are awesome prizes (free MSCR tote/t-shirt, anybody?) from each store involved in the crawl and it's a great way to get out and support independent bookstores!
Our task here at MSCR will be the most creative selfie with our infamous Stormtrooper cutout (or any other cutouts visible in the store), so get creative/cooky/crazy!
For a list of participating retailers and more info on the crawl, please check out www.bkbookstorecrawl.org. We hope you can make it!
Tom Eaton Book Signing!
Come celebrate the launch of Tom Eaton's first print comic The Bug Zapper!
On Saturday, April 23rd from 12-2 PM, Tom will be in the store signing copies of his new book as well as displaying some of the animation that accompanies this awesome comic.
Tom has previously worked on animation for the Cartoon Network hits Codename: Kids Next Door and Sheep in The Big City. Additionally, Tom has created award-winning short films as well as music videos for the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Danielson Famile, so don't miss out on meeting this incredible talent.
For more info on Tom Eaton, please check out www.goodeaton.com and we hope you can make it!
Inaugural Art Opening
Saturday April 9th, 6-9 PM!
We'll be kicking off our series of local artist showcasing with the work of the incredible Justin Aversano.
In the new but exciting tradition of MSCR events, there will of course be some light refreshments (bubbly, anyone?)
To learn more about Justin Aversano's work, please visit www.justinaversano.com. To join the event on Facebook, click here.
Poe Dameron #1 Launch Party
Swing by the store today (Wednesday, April 6th) to celebrate the launch of Marvel's Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1. We'll be marathoning the original trilogy as well as The Force Awakens! Additionally, we've got some exclusive Poe-related merchandise to accompany the series.
Also, plenty of other new/ongoing series arriving today (Black Panther #1, anybody?) so come on down!