Big news for schlock-lov­ing bib­lio­philes: Mike White is not only releas­ing Impossibly Funky, his updated/expanded best of Cashiers Du Cinemart com­pi­la­tion, this fall — he’s tak­ing it on the road!  White has assem­bled an impres­sive itin­er­ary of pro­mo­tion­al appear­ances that extends from mid-September to the begin­ning of December to spread the good word about his book (which will be reviewed at Schlockmania very soon).  The fol­low­ing is a break­down of White’s itin­er­ary, lift­ed from the Impossibly Funky blog.  Read on for all the schlock-tour­ing details…

Impossibly Funky Comes from Detroit to Conquer the World! 

For four­teen years Detroit author/editor Mike White toiled nights and week­ends on his movie zine Cashiers du Cinemart. Starting as a scrap­py xerox and sta­pled pub­li­ca­tion, the zine mutat­ed over time to a mag­a­zine with inter­na­tion­al dis­tri­b­u­tion, long after the siren song of the inter­net wooed most small pub­lish­ers to its cheap epub­lish­ing. Now, the best of Cashiers du Cinemart has been col­lect­ed into one vol­ume, 2010’s Impossibly Funky, a trea­sure tro­ve of arti­cles about film and pop­u­lar cul­ture.

White will be appear­ing with var­i­ous guest stars in a Midwest tour in Autumn 2010, read­ing, sign­ing copies of his first book, and doing occa­sion­al movie/shorts screen­ings.

September 19 — The Book Beat — 26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237 US

September 24–26 — B-Movie Celebration — Franklin, IN

October 2 — Visible Voice Books — 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113

October 24 — Burton Theater — 3420 Cass Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 (w/Screening of Black Shampoo)

November 3 — Brickbat Books — 709 South Fourth St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (WSG author Chris Cummins)

November 4–7 — Noircon — Society Hill Playhouse, 507 South 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

November 7 — Brave New Worlds — 45 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA

November 12 — Vault of Midnight — 219 S. Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (w/Shorts & Trailers Screening)

November 17 — Copacetic Comics — RSVP on FB — 3138 Dobson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219 (WSG Cover illus­tra­tor Jim Rugg)

November 18 — Raconteur Books — 431 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ 08840

November 19 — Atomic Books — 3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21211 (WSG author Mike Faloon)

November 21 — Chop Suey Books — 2913 West Cary St, Richmond VA 23221

November 23 — Washington Psychotronic Film Society — RSVP on FB — The Passenger, 1021 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 (w/Screening of Phantom of the Paradise)

December 4 — Quimby’s Bookstore — 1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

I’m also work­ing on a gig in Toronto. I’ll announce more details about that and the above dates as they get closer!