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Get Dave Kiersh’s Afterschool Special Signed!

Dave Kiersh is releasing his new graphic novel and signing them Sunday July 8th at Giant Robot 2. Get your personalized copy signed by the artist himself!! Make your requests in the comments section during the ordering process.

Find excerpts from his new comic at Kiersh’s blog here!



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GR2 Signing Event July 8th 3pm – Dave Kiersh – Afterschool Special

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Signing, Dave Kiersh – Afterschool Special Graphic Novel

July 8th Sunday 3-5pm

GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025

http://giantrobot.com

(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.

 

Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas.  This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks.  Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh.  First offset printing and limited to 700 copies.

Dave Kiersh was born in 1979.  He is also the creator of Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes, his first full color book, which was published in 2009 with the assistance of a Xeric Grant.  Afterschool Special went to print as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.  He has been self-publishing his own comics since 1999.

Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with a shop and gallery in Los Angeles, as well as an online equivalent.

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Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
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at Giant Robot – Mr Dave Kiersh

Mr Dave Kiersh, a man I’ve been calling “Indie Comics Hero” who’s a huge Afterschool Special fan made a quick stop at Giant Robot on sunday to talk a bit about his book and actually have folks live through what he’s into. Aside from reading a story, he showed an episode of an Afterschool Special episode starring Chad Lowe! It turns out the nostalgia of the shows is something that inspires his stories. Hope he stops through again. It’s one thing to just work on a publication and be into it, but this man lives through it all. If you ever meet him, ask him for his Afterschool Special collection! Or… ask him about indie publishing. He still does it all himself.

 

We have the new book at GR.

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Giant Robot Time: 7.6.12 – Yukinori Dehara’s figure exhibition now available online

 

 

DAVE KIERSH

AFTERNOON SPECIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL + FREE PRINT

SUNDAY, JULY 9, 3-5PM

Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.

Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas.  This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks.  Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh.  First offset printing and limited to 700 copies.

Dave Kiersh was born in 1979.  He is also the creator of Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes, his first full color book, which was published in 2009 with the assistance of a Xeric Grant.  Afterschool Special went to print as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.  He has been self-publishing his own comics since 1999. >>

 

 

 

LEGO

MINIFIGURES SERIES 7


Awesome array of everyone’s favorite mini figures, Lego people! In this blind bag you may get a Nerd, Punk Girl, Bride, Warrior, Viking Woman, Space Pirate, Bagpipes Man, Aztec Warrior, Ape Man, Hippie, Bunny Suit Man, Swimmer, Black Knight, Red Riding Hood, Tennis Player, Sea King.

MEAT BUN

DAYTONABOT T-SHIRT


From Meat Bun: “HORNET lives for speed, finding true happiness while trading paint in a crowded stock car race. Considers himself a “high-class” racer, but has no problem getting his tires dirty.”

MEAT BUN

PASSING BREEZE T-SHIRT


From Meatbun: “Grab your girl, put the top down and crank up your favorite “Splash Wave” radio station and let the magical sound shower wash over you like a passing breeze…”

TOTORO 150 PIECE

MINI JIGSAW PUZZLE (SIT)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 150 piece mini jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

TOTORO 300 PIECE

JIGSAW PUZZLE (GRASS)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 300 piece jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

TOTORO 300 PIECE

JIGSAW PUZZLE (MOON)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 300 piece jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

TOTORO 150 PIECE

MINI JIGSAW PUZZLE (FLY)


Make Totoro appear piece by piece in this 150 piece mini jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful enough to display!

 

 

 

JUN KUNG, DANIEL WU, AND PRODIP LEUNG ON PLAYBACK IS A BITCH

By MARTIN WONG

Upon returning home from the Drummer’s Collective in New York City, ace musician Jun Kung began his career as a rock musician. Despite winning the 2000 Hong Kong Commercial Radio Music Award for New Artist, Jun was quickly disillusioned by Hong Kong’s music industry. Instead, he became the most demanded drummer in Canto-pop and went on to collaborate with the likes of Jacky Cheung, Eason Chan, and Faye Wong. It wasn’t until 2010 that he returned to making his own music with Jun K, released on his friend Daniel Wu’s Revolution label. Upon the release of its hard-rocking follow-up, Playback Is A Bitch, I got in touch with the Hong Kong-born and Macau-raised artist and asked him some questions about his new EP, his dabbling in acting, and working with Dan. >>

ANIME EXPO COSPLAY PHOTO SETS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Dean Gojobori and Oscar Rios have contributed several photo sets from this year’s Anime Expo held in Los Angeles. >>

YUKINORI DEHARA “TALK SHOW” AND WORKSHOP

By ERIC NAKAMURA

The opening was awesome, but the workshop and talk was amazing too. Not only did you get to see the story of his life, you got to actually make a figure. He even did it in Japanese. No translation was necessary at all. It was hilarious. His opening yell, LET’S MAKE was followed by the passing out of Japanese paper clay. Step by step, you learned to make one of his characters. The best part was at the end, this little bit of clay that was left behind? You make an intestine with it! >>

YUKINORI DEHARA SATOSHI OPENING RECEPTION PHOTOS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Thank you to all the attendees of last weekend’s reception. Check out the photos of Satoshi and Morlin with friends! >>

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: YUKINORI DEHARA PAINTS THE GR2 GALLERY

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Yukinori Dehara paints the GR2 gallery in preparation for last weekend’s reception. >>

TIME LAPSE VIDEO: YUKINORI DEHARA PAINTS THE GR2 STOREFRONT

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Watch Yukinori Dehara paint through the window in preparation for last weekend’s reception. >>

SHOW REVIEWS: THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN, DYS, IT’S CASUAL, NEGATIVE APPROACH, JIMMY CLIFF

By MARTIN WONG

The first time I saw The Jesus & Mary Chain was a religious experience. I was still in high school when Rodney on the ROQ first played “Never Understand” and then announced that the JAMC were going to play their first gig in the U.S. at the Roxy in 1985. The show, which was a couple of nights before Christmas, didn’t last more than 20 minutes with Jim and William Reid mostly facing away audience and Bobby Gillespie banging on a single tom. >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Dave Kiersh, Signed Book Comes with Print

Afterschool Special by Dave Kiersh comes with a print. We’ll also get it signed for you!  The event is this sunday at Giant Robot. Yes, as we’ve said, indie comics hero. Come see him, he’ll show some videos and he’ll even read. It’s a presentation and signing. (GR - Kiersh Book)



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Giant Robot Time: 6.29.12 – Yukinori Dehara’s figure exhibition opens Saturday at GR

 

YUKINORI DEHARA FIGURE EXHIBITION

JUNE 30 – JULY 25, 2012

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 6:30-10PM

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ARTIST TALK & CLAY MODELING WORKSHOP

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 3-5PM

The Salaryman in Japan, is an underpaid and understated workforce who work long hours and have forged a lifestyle that is strongly responsible for the economic miracle of post World War 2 Japan. Today they wander the streets after their long day, drinking and frolicking until they head home to their family, only to face the same thing the following day. Satoshi is this person but has a friend, a beast named Morlin.

We’ll be sure to feature clay sculptures and more from Yukinori Dehara. We’ve featured Japanese artist, Yukinori Dehara annually and his exhibitions range from being touching to grotesque. Yet like most artists, he has a deep ideology behind his pieces although to the casual observer, they look like fun. >>

 

TREESON

PLUSH KEYCHAIN


Treeson maybe the sweetest looking forest fellow in the world. Now he can clip to all bags and keychains to bring his charm.

NIKKI MCCLURE

BLANK GREETING CARD


Nikki McClure creates complex, yet natural designs by cutting away from a single piece of black construction paper with an x-acto knife.

MARSHALL

ZIPPER CHARM


Marshall the marshmallow boy in zipper form! Collect all 16 styles. Clasp on anything that needs a cute charm.

TRAVIS LAMPE

TEAR DRIPS VINYL FIGURE


Make your life sadder with artist and illustrator Travis Lampe’s Teardrip vinly figures. These are blind boxed.

SHIGERU MIZUKI

NONNONBA


NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters).

VICE

DO’S AND DON’TS: BOOK 2


With pictures sent in from thousands of contributors around the world and captions written by opinionated cranks around Vice’s offices.

COLOR INK BOOK

TO DIE FOR SPECIAL ED.


Tattoo inspired artwork by To Die For artists: Deph, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Adam Hathorn AKA Honkey Kong, Steven Daily, Dan smith, Annie Frenzel and many more!

COLOR INK BOOK

VOLUME 15


Features a cover by Amy Sol. This volume features works by Adam Isaac Jackson, Anjo Bolarda, Amy Sol, Brian Colin, Dabs Myla, David Lozeau, Jed Thomas, and more!

 

DAVE KIERSH

AFTERNOON SPECIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 3-5PM

Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.

Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas.  This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks.  Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh.  First offset printing and limited to 700 copies.

Dave Kiersh was born in 1979.  He is also the creator of Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes, his first full color book, which was published in 2009 with the assistance of a Xeric Grant.  Afterschool Special went to print as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.  He has been self-publishing his own comics since 1999. >>

 

 

 

 

LISA LING – OUR AMERICA

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Lisa Ling began her career at Channel One News, a news program broadcast to junior high and high school students across America. She then changed careers and joined the cast of daytime TV talk show, The View. Soon after, she went back into hard journalism and hosted National Geographic Explorer and now, on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) she hosts an hour long news show, Our America. Ling resides in Santa Monica, California, and I visited her new eco-home shared with her husband, Paul Song. The podcast began and stopped a couple of times from a visit from Ling’s mother, sister Laura and her new baby. >>

VIDEO: MEET SATOSHI – THE LAST SALARYMAN

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Yukinori Dehara’s figure exhibition opens this Saturday evening at GR2. Don’t miss out! >>

LUKE CHUEH SIGNING + TALK

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Artist Luke Chueh was on hand to speak about and sign his latest book, Bearing the Unbearable on Sunday, June 24th at GR2. Check out the photos.  >>

VIDEO: LUKE CHUEH SIGNING + TALK

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Luke Chueh speaks, shows slides, and answers questions for nearly an hour at GR2 on Sunday, June 24th. You might have to turn the volume up to hear. The live stream was set up last minute! >>

YOSHITOMO NARA – NO NUKES – FREE PRINTABLE IMAGE

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Yoshitomo Nara supposedly released this image for people to print out in protest of the reactor restart. Nara posted on his Twitter account that basically says the image appeared in his Slash with a Knife book. OK to scan it and print it, just don’t sell it.  >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

 



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Phoenix New Times – About Dave Kiersh

Phoenix New Times covers the new graphic novel publication by Dave Kiersh who we’re hosting this Sunday at GR.

“Growing up on Long Island, Kiersh found the topic-driven shows on subjects such as safe sex, abstinence and date rape – common denominator: sex? — pretty darn riveting.”

(New Times – Kiersh)



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