Milk & Cookies w/ Box Brown on 2.17.18 from 12p-4p!

Box Brown!

The Philadelphia cartoonist is coming to TCBS for the release of his newest book,
Andy Kaufman: Is This Guy For Real?

Join us Saturday February 17th 12p-4p

 

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning American cartoonist whose first work was the online comic Bellen!. He was the winner of a 2011 Xeric Grant for the comic
Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing.
In 2011, Brown started a Kickstarter fundraiser to create a new publisher
called Retrofit Comics, with the goal of publishing 16 alternative comic books
over 16 months. Since completing this goal, Retrofit Comics has continued to publish new comic books every month or two.

@boxbrown              boxbrown.com

ANDY KAUFMANN: IS THIS GUY FOR REAL? GN

Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive –
a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling.
Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person,
he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were
so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends
were completely taken in.
Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

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ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE & LEGEND GN

Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant Fezzik in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half feet tall.
Box Brown brings his great talents as a cartoonist and biographer to this phenomenal new graphic novel. Drawing from historical records about Andre’s life as well as a wealth of anecdotes from his colleagues in the wrestling world, including Hulk Hogan,
and his film co-stars, Brown has created the first substantive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most recognizable figures.

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TETRIS: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY GN 

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere.
Alexey Pajitnov had big ideas about games. In 1984, he created Tetris in his spare time while developing software for the Soviet government. Once Tetris emerged from behind the Iron Curtain, it was an instant hit.
New York Times-bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.