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FINALLY. A GRAPHIC NOVEL ABOUT BEER.

There is a lot of history in that beer you’re drinking (or thinking about drinking) right now. Some might dismiss your can of Pilsner or bottle of IPA as nothing more than a throwaway consumer item. But make no mistake. Beer is not only ubiquitous. It is ancient — the product of the mother of […]

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Page space comes at a premium in a graphic novel. But here on the web? Not so much. As a valuable and evolving companion to the book itself, thecomicbookstoryofbeer.com gives us the chance to give you some things that the physical book cannot. Like citations and annotations. Although The Comic Book Story of Beer is not some […]

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Are you champing at the bit to understand why the ancient Roman physician Dioscorides claimed beer caused elephantitis? Will you be able to sleep tonight without knowing the name of the Irish saint whose pious breath could splinter casks of pagan brew into smithereens? Or which handy-dandy medieval medical reference prescribed a mix of beer […]

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BOOK SIGNING ON LONG ISLAND!

homebrews_and_hand_grenades_eventC'mon out to Long Island, New York this weekend (Sunday, November 20, 2016) to the great Homebrews & Handgrenades Supply Shop in the town of Baldwin.

Author MIKE SMITH will be selling and signing copies of the book that all the beer lovers in your life have on their holiday gift lists, the New York Times bestselling The Comic Book Story of Beer!

In a business widely reputed for being a**hole-free, Mike is an especially friendly and approachable veteran brewer (and homebrewer) and you'll be glad you plied him with questions.

We'll see you in Nassau County!


NEW YORK COMIC CON

nycc_new_york_comic_con_2016We had one hell of a time at New York Comic Con last year. And now in 2016 we're going to do it all over again!

Author and brewer Mike Smith and Aaron McConnell will be on hand at the Javit's Center (655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001) in the course of their undiminished quest to invite the vast Northeast Corridor to #KnowBeerBetter.

Besides Aaron's redoubt in Artist's Alley at Booth a-4 — where you can also check out his many other projects — Mike and Aaron are honored to be included in the "Comics in Real Life" Panel on Sunday as well as a special signing at the Penguin Random House/Crown booth on Saturday.

See the accompanying graphic for specific dates and times.
 

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AND WHAT'S MORE! SEE BELOW!

Aaron has contributed a smashing original piece of art — a one-of-a-kind comics and homebrewing mashup — to the 6th Annual NYCC Charity Art Auction to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Be sure to check out the auction and bid on Aaron's piece via this link!

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ARTIST AARON MCCONNELL SIGNING IN PORTLAND, OR

AARON_organic_beer_fest_2016It's going to be one heck of a beautiful Saturday in Portland. And what could improve on that better than enjoying the fruits of sustainable brewing practices?

No, that's not a rhetorical question.

Comic Book Story of Beer signing with artist Aaron McConnell can improve on that.

And that's just what will happen from 2-4 pm on Saturday, August 27, at the Organic Beer Fest in Overlook Park. Come say hello and pick up your copy of the most engaging crash course in beer history ever to hit bookshelves.


APPEARANCE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2016

comic_con_2016The Comic Book Story of Beer coauthor Jonathan Hennessey is at Comic-Con 2016!

San Diego is one heluva beer town, so c'mon out for the TEACHING HISTORY WITH GRAPHIC NOVELS panel on Saturday, July 23, at 11 am at the San Diego Public Library.

And—get this!—you don't even need an SDCC badge to attend the event.

More information here.

And just a few hours later, at 2pm, the San Diego Beer Fest is on at Liberty Station in the Point Loma neighborhood. With all the military personnel around Point Loma is like a sun-drenched Washington, D.C.