Cartoonist Allie Brosh built a huge and loyal following for her blog, Hyperbole and a Half, and is now bringing her humor to the masses with graphic memoir Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. The stories and drawings range from dogs to “The God of Cake” to getting lost in the woods to her experiences with depression. How can you not adore an artist who attempts to dig her way out of mental illness with “Write on face, wait for someone to notice”? Her only New York appearance is sure to be well attended, so take note that, while it’s free, reserved seating is available for the first 50 people to preorder the book from Greenpoint’s WORD.
WORD, 126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, 718-383-0096, 7 p.m. free