CORY DOCTOROW and JEN WANG present their graphic novel IN REAL LIFE

In Real Life (First Second)

Skylight Books is thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer and activist Cory Doctorow and illustrator Jen Wang to present their new graphic novel, In Real Life.

NOTE: This reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But, because we're expecting a large crowd at this event, we'll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized.  To get a ticket, you must purchase a copy of In Real Life here at Skylight Books.  The tickets will be available starting Tuesday, October 14, when the book goes on sale.  They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the "Order Comments" field.  We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. 

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer - a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake.

From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash. 

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web’s twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Jen Wang is an cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. Her graphic novel Koko Be Good was published by First Second. In Real Life is her second book.




Event date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
In Real Life Cover Image
By Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436589
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - October 14th, 2014

Koko Be Good Cover Image
ISBN: 9781596435551
Availability: Backordered
Published: First Second - September 14th, 2010

Little Brother Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765323118
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Tor Teen - April 13th, 2010

The Rapture of the Nerds: A tale of the singularity, posthumanity, and awkward social situations Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9780765329110
Published: Tor Books - November 19th, 2013

Homeland Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9780765333698
Published: Tor Teen - February 5th, 2013

Pirate Cinema Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9780765329097
Published: Tor Teen - August 27th, 2013

Makers Cover Image
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9780765312815
Published: Tor Books - October 12th, 2010