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Eisner Award-nominated author Derek McCulloch will be embarking on a mini signing tour in Bay Area bookstores to celebrate the San Francisco setting of his new graphic novel, DISPLACED PERSONS, a family saga with a touch of time travel.

The tour will start at Pegasus Books in Berkeley on September 24, then continue at Green Apple Books in San Francisco on September 30 and at San Francisco’s Books, Inc. in The Castro on October 2. The tour will culminate in an educator’s night at Barnes and Noble in Emeryville, where the graphic novel’s artist, Anthony Peruzzo, will join McCulloch for a question and answer session with teachers. McCulloch will give readings and a slideshow presentation at each signing to take advantage of Peruzzo’s beautiful visuals.

DISPLACED PERSONS follows a family history in San Francisco throughout the twentieth century: In 1939, a private detective searches for a missing heiress. In 1969, twin brothers approach a drug heist from opposite sides of the law. And in 1999, a woman slowly comes to realize the terrible danger she faces in her own home.

DISPLACED PERSONS is available in stores now. It received a starred review from Shelf Awareness, which wrote, “The brilliance of McCulloch’s story is that readers are kept wondering exactly when these displaced people originated, and the story does not reveal the fullness of itself until the very last page.”


September 24, 7:30 pm
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

September 30, 7 pm
Green Apple Books
506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

October 2, 7:30 pm
Books Inc. in The Castro
2275 Market St, San Francisco, CA

October 11, 3 pm
Barnes and Noble Emeryville
5604 Bay St, Emeryville, CA


DISPLACED PERSONS by Derek McCulloch and Anthony Peruzzo

ISBN 978-1-63215-121-6
168 pages, full color, paperback

“This is a complex, richly realized work that highlights McCulloch’s mastery of the craft in a variety of different ways. His command of plot, pacing, and characterization at times achieve true genius in this textured masterpiece. Fusing elements of detective fiction, true crime thrillers, and a wonderful bit of magic realism in the unobtrusive yet somehow anchoring form of unexplained time travel, McCulloch straddles the lines between genres with grace and confidence.” –Jason Wilkins, Broken Frontier

“[Displaced Persons is] the kind of book that makes you think, and once you start thinking about it, you realize how much deeper it is than you even thought it was. McCulloch doesn’t give us any easy answers, and he shows a wide range of human experience in these pages. The science fiction aspect of the book is handled well, and the down-to-earth sections are absolutely wonderful. I’m pretty sure it will be on my list when I start thinking about the best graphic novels of the year.” –Greg Burgas, Comics Should Be Good

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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