Jason Shiga Book Launch for Graphic Novel "Samurai Vs. Ninja"


Join us on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:00 pm when award winning Oakland illustrator and author JASON SHIGA comes to the store to launch his new book Adventuregame Comics: Samurai vs. Ninja (Book 3). Jason will discuss his book and creative process with bestselling author GENE LUEN YANG and will sign copies of his book after the presentation. Samurai vs. Ninja and the event are perfect for everyone ages 8+.

This is a free event, but you need to pre-register on Eventbrite or in the store to ensure seating.  Click Here to preorder a copy of Samurai vs. Ninja

In the third installment of award-winning cartoonist Jason Shiga’s interactive graphic novel series, Adventuregame Comics: Samurai vs. Ninja guides you to choose your warrior fate. Your choice will set you on a path, solving puzzles and learning special skills, all in preparation for your ultimate quest.

There is a bracelet that gives the wearer immense power, but it has fallen into the clutches of the evil Lord Touma. You must break into his house and steal it! But when Lord Touma’s guards apprehend you, it’ll be down to your smarts and your special skills to beat his rigged games and break free. Will you make the right choices or have to start a new path?Adventuregame Comics is a series of interactive graphic novels in the vein of Jason Shiga’s hit graphic novel Meanwhile. Readers follow the story from panel to panel, using tubes that connect them, and sometimes the path will split, giving readers the chance to choose how the story unfolds.

JASON SHIGA is a cartoonist from Oakland, California. His comics have a geeky side, and often feature exciting uses of math, mazes, puzzles, and unconventional narrative techniques. In his 25-year career, Shiga has created eight graphic novels, 20 comic books, over a dozen magazine and newspaper strips, and the world’s second-largest interactive comic. He has won two Eisner awards, two Ignatz awards, and his work has been featured as an official selection for the Comics Festival in Angouleme.

GENE LUEN YANG writes, and sometimes draws, comic books and graphic novels. He was named a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress in 2016, and advocates for the importance of reading, especially reading diversely. His graphic novel American Born Chinese, a National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner, has been adapted into an original series on Disney+. His two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints won the LA Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award Finalist. His nonfiction graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, received an Eisner award and a Printz honor. His other comics work includes Secret Coders (with Mike Holmes), The Shadow Hero (with Sonny Liew), and Superman Smashes the Klan and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series (both with Gurihiru). In 2016, he was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is requested. Registration ends at 5:00 pm on August 27th.

BECAUSE SEATING is limited, please register only if you plan to attend.

DUE TO SPACE limitations, we may not be able to accommodate every person at an event, so early registration is encouraged.

WALK-INS will be accommodated only if space allows.

WE ASK that attendees arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 PM for the event.

PLEASE leave your non-support companion animals at home.

OUR shared restrooms are not accessible after 6:30 PM, please plan accordingly.

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
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ISBN: 9781419757839
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Published: Abrams Fanfare - August 27th, 2024