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*Rescheduled* In-Store Event -- Jazmine Joyner discussing DEVOUR with Erika Turner

Event date: 
Sunday, August 18, 2024 - 12:00pm

This is an IN-STORE EVENT  with authors Jazmine Joyner and Erika Turner. The event will consist of a 30 minute discussion, followed by a Q&A with the audience, and finally a book signing. 

ATTENDING THE EVENT? We highly recommend ordering books in advance of the event, as there's always a chance we will sell out by the event day. Purchasing your books through Mysterious Galaxy allows us to continue to host author events, so we thank you in advance for your support!
 

How to Order a Signed/Personalized Book
  1. Add the author's book to your cart.
  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box write "attending event." In the event you don't make it, we recommend you also put in the comments whether or not you'd like your book "signed only," or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author's discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 10am pt on the day of the event (August 18th) if you want personalization. Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.
     
How to Order a Signed/Personalized Book
  1. Add the author's book to your cart.
  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box write "signed only" or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author's discretion and are not guaranteed. Orders must be placed by 10am pt on the day of the event (August 18th). Please call the store if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.
     
About the Authors
Jazmine Joyner is a Black disabled nonbinary femme who has been working in various parts of the comics industry for years. From being the first Black woman on the West Coast to own a comic shop to being an award-winning comics journalist, they have committed their life to their love of comics. They are based in Southern California and have written for WWACThe Comics MNT, and others. Devour is their debut graphic novel.
 
Erika Turner is a writer, a poet, and the daughter of storytellers. Sometimes, she writes songs she may one day share. Once, in a Brooklyn community center, she read James Baldwin's quote "You can't tell the children there's no hope," and she carries those words from the city to the desert and beyond. And Other Mistakes is her debut novel. She’s excited to write many, many more.

About DEVOUR

In this horror graphic novel from award-winning writer Jazmine Joyner and illustrator Anthony Pugh, American Gods meets Get Out in a dark retelling of the West African legend of Anansi the Spider.

In the Deep South, something evil waits in the darkness . . .

Devour tells the story of the Turner family, who move to Alabama to care for their ailing matriarch, Vassie, when she begins suffering from dementia. But Vassie isn’t just any old lady; she’s the last of a line of powerful root women who have been caring for the community since her ancestors were first captured and enslaved by white plantation owners. Patsy, the eldest daughter in the family, is immediately suspicious; the locals’ fear and superstition of her grandmother leads Patsy to take a closer look at the Turner family home, and what she finds is beyond her wildest nightmares.

In a magical room beneath the house, Patsy discovers the source of her family’s legendary skills: the Ghanaian spider god Anansi. Driven mad by the suffering of the enslaved Africans who worshipped him, Anansi was eventually captured and contained by Patsy’s ancestors. As Patsy learns about her family’s culture and dark past, she also realizes what’s really happening to Vassie; Anansi is eating Vassie’s memories. With their legacy and the god’s imprisonment in the balance, Patsy and her brother, Demetrius, will have to take up their grandmother’s mantle—while she can still remember who they are.

Devour is a terrifying new fable that delivers thrills and chills in equal measure.

Devour: A Graphic Novel By Jazmine Joyner, Anthony Pugh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jazmine Joyner, Anthony Pugh (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419763069
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams ComicArts - Megascope - May 7th, 2024

And Other Mistakes By Erika Turner Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250834843
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 14th, 2023