THE WRENCHIES Tour continues: CALA and more West Coast action

guess who made the NPR list of best books of 2014?

i regret having to cancel my colorado dates, but i made this little graphic for Time Warp Comics in Boulder, and hopefully i can re-schedule in 2015. i also made this phoenix image while i was in tulsa for the book end at the phoenix.


get in on the last leg of the Wrenchies tour 2014.

12/4-SAN DIEGO Mysterious Galaxy
Thursday, December 4th-2014, at 7:30 pm.
  • Mysterious Galaxy Facebook Event page.
  • Mysterious Galaxy~7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111
12/6-LOS ANGELES –Comic Arts Los Angeles (CALA) 2014
Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 6pm (FREE to all!)

Official CALA Poster art by Sophia Foster-Dimino

12/10-BERKELY, CA  Fantastic Comics
Wednesday, December 10, 11am to 2pm, Fantastic Comics- 2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-(510) 848-2988


12/12-SAN FRANCISCO, CAMission Comics
Friday, December 12 at 5:00pm at Mission comics-3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110-Ph. # 415-695-1545,
back up to Portland for a day or so then i’ll be hanging out at these things:
12/17-PORTLAND, ORTiger Lung release party with Simon Roy at Floating World Comics
12/18-PORTLAND, ORTsepesch and Young Hunter at the world famous Kenton Club
12/19- SEATTLE, WA– ARCANE COMICS (with the lovable and brilliant PROPHET artist, simon roy.)
and then merry christmas. see you in 2015
for anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the New York Times Bestselling comic book, The Wrenchies:
The Wrenchies and all First Second  :01 books are available directly through Macmillan and any book market distributor like Baker And Taylor.
The Wrenchies is available on amazon and amazon UK
The Wrenchies is available in Canada through Raincoast, and in the UK through Melia.
The Wrenchies is available on itunes and google ebook as well.
Read Remainder, a short story from the world of  The Wrenchies on
for all original wrenchies art inquiries please go to the beguiling or contact them directly 
i currently have three serialized projects in the works:
1. the earfarmer (with chris stevens) in DHP in 2015
2.pop gun war: chain letter in Brandon Graham‘s ISLAND anthology in 2015
3. IT WILL ALL HURT-my nearly completed and often befuddling webcomic. order copies of the book at studygroup comics.
(retailers please use tony shenton).
i need to focus on getting pages finished so i am not taking on any new jobs or commissions for the foreseeable future.
for materials used and other faq please got to the bio and  info page.

The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple [9781596434219] $19.99, September 2014


  • “Incredible. A deeply personal epic…a book that calls for rereadings.” — Craig Thompson
  • “AMAZING. Beautiful drawing and painting, great characters–it’s pretty much everything I could want a graphic novel to be.” –Mike Mignola, author of Hellboy
  • “I’ve been a very enthusiastic admirer of Farel Dalrymple from the first moment I was introduced to his wonderful work.  Now here comes his most epic work with The Wrenchies!  This book is a stunning and original piece of work.  The characters are richly authentic and their world is simultaneously exciting and horrific, filled with hauntingly beautiful detail.  The Wrenchies is a masterpiece that will knock your socks off!” –Michael Allred, Madman
  • “Tremendously masterful, as to be expected of Farel Dalrymple. A work of art with fevered imagination and lush nightmares that should haunt every reader.” — JH Williams III (Sandman, Batwoman, Promethea)
  • “In Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies, the most beautifully strange voice in comics sings its greatest song.” – Nick Bertozzi
  • “The years of love dumped into The Wrenchies is apparent on every page, every panel a work of high art. Lush worlds and fascinating characters drenched in originality and childhood nostalgia. The story is heartfelt, wildly imaginative and engrossing as Farel achieves something all too often lost in comics — pure fun. The Wrenchies is a game changer. I couldn’t love anything more.” –Rick Remender, Black Science


  • NPR best books of 2014
  • Inkstuds Interview, 10/30 [listen]
  • The London Free Press Review, 10/20 [read it]
  • Dominic Umile Review, 10/20 [read it]
  • The Miami Herald Review, 10/19 [read it]
  • The Snipe News Review, 10/16 [read it]
  • An Open Book Society Review, 10/15 [read it]
  • The Portland Mercury Interview, 10/13 [read it]
  • Vice Review, 10/3 [read it]
  • Good Books and Good Wine Review, 10/3 [read it]
  • Coverless Reviews Review, 9/26 [read it]
  • Nothing But Comics Review, 9/23 [read it]
  • Fanboy Comics Review, 9/17 [read it]
  • Newsarama Interview, 9/17 [read it]
  • AM NY Q&A, 9/16
  • Paste Review, 9/16 [read it]
  • Illustration Friday Feature, 9/11 [read it]
  • Comics Grinder Interview, 9/10 [read it]
  • Visions of the Future Guest Post, 9/10 [read it]
  • Comic Book Resources Interview, 9/8 [read it]
  • The Onion AV Club Review, 9/5 [read it]
  • Comics Alternative Interview, 9/5 [read it]
  • Finding Wonderland Review, 9/5 [read it]
  • Mental Floss Review, 9/3 [read it]
  • Fangirl Nation Review, 9/2 [read it]
  • BCCB Review, 9/1
  • ICv2 Five-Star Review, 9/1
  • Kindle Post Interview, 8/27 [read it]
  • Comicosity Review, 8/25 [read it]
  • Comics Bulletin Review, 8/20 [read it]
  • The Beat Interview, 8/19 [read it]
  • Broken Frontier Review, 8/15 [read it]
  • Broken Frontier Interview, 8/14 [read it]
  • Review, 8/13 [read it]
  • Multiversity Comics Review, 8/25 [read it]
  • Comics Therapy, 8/25 [listen]
  • Panel Patter Review, 8/21 [read it]
  • The Portland Mercury Review, 8/7 [read it]
  • Geek Rex Review, 8/6 [read it]
  • The Wrenchies short story Remainder [on], 8/6–Recommended by CBR, 8/11 [read it]
  • SLJ Review, 8/1
  • VOYA Review, 8/1
  • Graphic Novel Reporter Review, 7/31 [read it]
  • Sequential State Review, 7/15 [read it]
  • PW Review, 7/14
  • Mom Read It Review, 7/1 [read it]
  • PW BEA Show Daily Feature, 5/27
  • Kirkus Review, 5/1
  • An IGN Top Ten Most Anticipated Graphic Novel of 2014 [read it]
  • LA Times Hero Complex, 1/23 [read it]
    • Picked up by Multiversity [read it]
    • Picked up by The Beat [read it]

Awards & Honors:

  • An Best Comic/Graphic Novel of the Year [list]
  • PW Best Book of 2014 [read it]

Best-Seller Lists:

  • New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 10/5, #6
  • New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 9/28, #5
  • New York Times PB GN Best-Seller, 9/21, #8

The Wrenchies in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and the Miami Book Fest

The Wrenchies was on the New York Times Bestseller list for a few weeks and sold out.  It was also just got on the Publishers Weekly best books of 2014. yay.

It is being reprinted now but there are still  some copies that can be purchased.

Retailers please see Baker And Taylor which still have some in stock.

And for those who like to get stuff  by mail there is always amazon.


This month my National Wrenchies tour will take me to these places:

***November 8th- Tulsa, Oklahoma***–two events!

2:00 pm at the Barnes & Noble Southroads Shopping Center, 5231 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135,  918-665-4580
facebook event page and B and N event page
and in the evening
7:00 pm at the Phoenix-1302 E 6th St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120 facebook event page

***November 10th- Austin, TX***

4:00 to 7:00 pm at Austin Books & Comics, 5002 N Lamar Blvd- 512-454-4197 , facebook event page

***November 11th- -Houston, TX***

5:00 pm at Bedrock City Comics, 6516 Westheimer Suite D, Houston, TX 77057 -Westheimer Store (713) 780-0675, facebook event page

***November 12th-Oklahoma City***

3 pm until close at Atomik Pop, OKC, 7884 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139- facebook event page

***November  14 Denver, Colorado***

7:00 pm at -Tattered Cover Bookstore—Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Tattered Cover event page and facebook event page
Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:

***November  15, Boulder, Colorado***

 4 to 6pm at time warp comics, 3105 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-4500 or 1-800-552-9108
Time Warp event page and facebook event page

***November 21st – 23rd-Miami Florida***

from 3 – 4pm, Sunday, Nov 23 at The Miami Book street Fair. i am doing a panel with one of the best cartoonists in the world, Charles Burns 
Room 1365- Breaking Strange: Farel Dalrymple on The Wrenchies and Charles Burns on Sugar Skull


in other news i started updating my webcomic again. please go to studygroup comics to see updates of it will all hurt and lots of other cool comics. placeholder



this very next weekend i will be at the 2014 LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL drawing in copies of the wrenchies, delusional, it will all hurt #1 and #2, Prophet, Meathaus, and whatever else y’all got. please come on by :

10 am – 6 pm

@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

The Locust Moon Comics Festival is Philadelphia’s premiere celebration of comics, illustration, and the graphic arts.

This year’s guests include Bill SienkiewiczPaul PopeMark SchultzBox BrownRebecca MockFarel DalrympleDean HaspielJ.G. JonesDenis KitchenTom ScioliJose VillarrubiaDave BullockRonald WimberlyYao Xiao, and Nathan Fox.
Click here for the full, up-to-date guest list.

Follow the fest on Twitter and Facebook ,and check out some press of the first and second Festivals here.

Pay at the door! No advance purchase required. We are a donation-based event.

 contact or visit the Locust Moon store:
34 S 40th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 403-2856

the venue: The Rotunda:
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


poster by Ronald Wimberly

The Wrenchies at Powell’s books, Elliott Bay Book Company, and Lucky’s

The east coast tour was a crazy tornado and just this weekend I have three more things back on this side of the states. Please come to one or all three if you happen to be in the areas.

On Thursday Alison Hallett from the Portland Mercury is doing a Q&A with me at Powell’s Books about this new graphic novel comic book I made called The Wrenchies.

there is also going to be an art show of the Wrenchies in the Basil Hallward Gallery (all the way upstairs) throughout October. Please come and get your book signed or look at original art or other books. I’ll be there drawing in books anyway.  here’s the facebook event page.

October 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
First Thursday Powell’s Event
: Farel Dalrymple
The Wrenchies book signing and Q and A with Alison Hallett
Powell’s City of Books 
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Portland, OR


Saturday, October the 4th at 7:00pm
i will be at The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122


Sunday, October 5th at 5:00pm
i will be at Lucky’s Comics and Books
3972 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 875-9858.

then a couple weeks later
Saturday, October 25,
Locust Moon Comics Fest
Philadelphia, PA

I will post more dates soon including

Tulsa/Texas/Colorado/ Miami in November

California in December

Here’s the AV Club‘s review with some images from the book:

here are some screen savers someone posted on tumblr: High Res