Cartoonist Box Brown’s latest book, Tetris, is out today through First Second Books, and if you haven’t read it yet, walk away from your phone or computer right now, go pick up a copy, read it cover to cover, and then rejoin us. We’ll wait.
Okay. Brown’s currently traveling the country on a Tetris book tour, hitting fine book shops throughout America, signing copies for his fans, and having conversations with local artists and writers from each town. Here in Atlanta, Paste’s hometown, Brown will be talking with our own games, comedy and wrestling editor, Garrett Martin. It’s happening at the Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur this Friday, October 14. Brown will do a reading from Tetris, then they’ll have a short chat about the new book and comics and videogames (Garrett promises to keep the wrestling talk to an absolute minimum), take a few questions from the audience, and then Brown will sign copies and greet his fans. It all starts at 7 PM on Friday.
If you aren’t in Atlanta, Brown’s tour still has dates in Philadelphia, Boston, California and more, with appearances from awesome cartoonists like Liz Prince, Ed Luce and MariNaomi. Check out the tour dates below, along with the official poster, and if you’re anywhere near any of these cities, maybe consider showing up for the thing.
11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brave New Worlds
12 – Boston, MA @ Brookline Booksmith (w/ Liz Prince)
13 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Comics (w/ Rob Clough)
14 – Decatur, GA @ Eagle Eye Book Shop (w/ Garrett Martin)
15 – Austin, TX @ Book People (w/ Austin Kleon)
16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Earth2Comics (w/ MariNaomi)
17 – San Francisco, CA @ The Booksmith (w/ Ed Luce)
18 – Mountain View, CA @ Books, Inc. (w/ Travis Nichols)
19 – Berkeley, CA @ Berkeley Public Library (w/ The Escapist Comics)
21-22 – Madison, WI @ Wisconsin Book Festival – Madison