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  • IL – The Curse Signing

    December 28, 2009 by  
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    Mike Norton signs on Dec. 30 11:00 am – 07:00 pm

    Well, I think we had a good run.

    Unfortunately, Mike Norton has decided otherwise.  As a result of behind-the-scenes chicanery (I’m pretty sure there aren’t five aces in a standard poker deck) MIKE NORTON has usurped control of Challengers.  As of December 30th, you’ll be able to buy whatever comics Mike feels like selling you at NORTONGERS.

    Patrick and Dal will still be around on the 30th in a reduced capacity, at least until Mike fires them both.  Which he will probably do several times throughout the day.  What WON’T be here are most new comics, owing to a nationwide skip week from comic distributor Diamond. Well, okay, Blackest Night #6 will be here, but only because Mike demanded it.

    Also demanded by Mike: the print debut of his 24-hour comic THE CURSE!  You’ve heard the internet buzzing about since October, but once NORTONGERS opens its doors, you can pick up a copy of your very own!

    I’m certain Mike’s got a ton more planned, but he won’t tell me because “only the owner needs to know.”  Then he laughed.  He laughed SO hard.

    Challengers Comics + Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave. 2R , Chicago, IL 60647

    CA – Lift Off: The Art of Airships

    Kazu Kibuishi, Jake Parker, and more exhibit at Gallery Nucleus

    Kazu Kibuishi, Jake Parker, and more exhibit at Gallery Nucleus

    Lift Off: The Art of Airships
    January 9, 2010 – February 1, 2010
    Opening Reception / Jan 9, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

    Take flight with an imaginative roster of artists presenting their vision of lighter-than-air aircrafts through concept work, original paintings, and sculpture.

    Featuring:

    Andrew R. Wright, Bill Carman, Christian Lorenz Scheurer, Daniel Dociu, Jake Parker, Jason Caffoe, Kazu Kibuishi, Khang Le , Myke Amend, Rick O’Brien, Robh Ruppel, Sarah Caterisano, Stephan Martiniere, Sterling Hundley, Trey Bryan

    Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

    http://www.gallerynucleus.com

    The Prince of Darkness on Tour

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    Ozzy Osbourne goes on tour to sign his autobiography I Am Ozzy

    1/25/10 12:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Fifth Avenue. New York, NY.

    1/25/10 7:00 PM at Bookends – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.

    1/26/10 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Columbus Circle. New York, NY.

    1/27/10 6:00 PM at Borders Books – South Broad. Philadelphia, PA.

    1/30/10 1:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Old Orchard Center. Skokie, IL.

    2/2/10 7:00 PM at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.

    2/3/10 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Edinger Avenue. Huntington Beach, CA.

    AZ – YAllapalooza

    December 23, 2009 by  
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    James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sing on Jan. 9th

    James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sign on Jan. 9th

    January 9, 2010 ~ 4-7pm

    YAllapalooza 2010, a literary musical extravaganza featuring live bands, pizza, games, prizes, and a chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors and get books signed! We’ll have a live game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of young adult and middle grade literature with games GUARANTEED to amaze and amuse. Los Angeles authors include Cecil Castellucci, Carol Snow, Blake Nelson, Andrew Smith, Mark London Williams, and Amy Goldman Koss. Arizona authors include Janette Rallison, James A. Owen, Angela Morrison, Janni Lee Simner, Tom Leveen, Tony Carrillo, Aprilynne Pike, and Jon Lewis. Bands to be announced.

    Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

    (480) 730-0205

    www.changinghands.com

    CA – Saturday Cartoonists

    December 22, 2009 by  
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    Brian Fies signs on Jan. 9th

    Brian Fies signs on Jan. 9th

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 ● 1–3pm

    Second Saturday Cartoonist

    Every second Saturday the Schulz Museum hosts a new Cartoonist-in-Residence! Meet, watch, and talk to graphic novelist Brian Fies. Fies’ first graphic novel, Mom’s Cancer, won the comic industry’s 2005 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic, a new category that year. His second book, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, was released in 2009.
    [image © Brian Fies]

    Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

    IL – The Horsemen Signing

    December 21, 2009 by  
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    Jiba Molei Anderson signs on Dec 30th

    Jiba Molei Anderson signs on Dec 30th

    Celebrate INDY COMIC BOOK WEEK with GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS and the triumphant return of the HORSEMEN!
    Dec. 30th NOON – 2pm

    Indy creators have joined forces for ICBW (more details at www.indycomicbookweek.com)

    One of those creators is Chicago’s own Jiba Molei Anderson, and he will be signing at our Downtown Loop store Wednesday,
    December 30th. Come visit, get some comics, and maybe some tips on publishing your own comic.

    Graham Crackers, 77 E. Madison St., Chicago, IL  60602

    http://www.grahamcrackers.com

    AZ – Indy Comic Book Week Signing

    December 21, 2009 by  
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    SpazDog Comics Hosts 27 Comic Creators For Indy Comic Book Week Signing

    Every year comic book fans have the holiday blues. Due to the UPS holiday shipping schedule, comics get delayed. For the first time in recent history, new comic books won’t ship on the last week of the year. While some comic book shops threw their hands up in outrage, local comic book shop, SpazDog Comics, saw it as an opportunity to spotlight all of the local comic book creators who get lost in the shuffle the other 51 weeks of the year.

    On December 30th from 11am to 5pm, they will be hosting an Indy Comic Book Week signing (www.indycomicbookweek.com). 27 comic book creators from all over Arizona will be signing and selling their latest comic book creations.

    For Eric Esquivel and Dave Baker, it’s the first signing that they are doing for their new graphic novel, Horrible Little People outside their homebase of Tucson. They aren’t the only Tucson residents who are making the trip to participate in our Indy Comic Book Week Signing. Jonnie Allen, Ken Wright, Maggie Wright, Eric Schock and Taylor Garrity are all making the trip. Other Arizona out of town guests includes DC freelance artist Dave Beaty and Micah Stewart from Prescott. They are joined by 20 other Phoenix area comic book creators who want readers to set down Superman and Spider-man for a day and read one of their comics.

    SpazDog Comics owner, Shawn Demumbrum, even got into the spirit of Indy Comic Book Week. One of my customer’s who is an artist asked me to take his idea and write a story said Shawn. The 8 page mini comic that he and artists, Ernie Najera and Derrick West, created will be available on December 30th. In addition to the local artist’s comic books, SpazDog Comics will have a huge assortment of independent comic books for sale from across the country and Canada created by participants in Indy Comic Book Week.

    SpazDog Comics located at 21610 N. 35th Avenue on the southwest corner of 35th Avenue and Deer Valley Road near the junction of I-17 and Loop 101. SpazDog Comics will be open from 11am until 8pm! With creators appearing until 5pm.

    For information about SpazDog Comics, go to http://www.spazdogcomics.com, email shawn@spazdogcomics.com or phone 623-582-3240.

    Current Confirmed Creator Line-up:
    Jonnie Allan
    Dave Baker
    Dave Beaty
    Daniel Bradford
    Daniel Davis
    Eric M. Esquivel
    Jay Fotos
    Evil Robo Productions
    Taylor Garrity
    Ben Glendenning
    Scott Godlewski
    Jolene Houser
    Eric Mengel
    Christy Moeller
    Albert Morales
    Ernie Najera
    Tony Parker
    Denny Riccelli
    Eric Schock
    Micah Stewart
    Christian Vilaire
    Rianna Vilaire
    Derrick West
    World Wide Villains
    Ken Wright
    Maggie Wright

    UT – Year End Signing

    December 20, 2009 by  
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    Ryan Ottley, Derek Hunter, and Jake Black sign at Dr. Volts on Wednesday Dec. 30th from 2-6pm.

    Dr Volts Comic Connection, 2043 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
    http://www.drvolts.com

    TX – Pictures for Sad Children Signing

    December 19, 2009 by  
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    Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
    Start Time: 3:00PM    End Time: 7:00PM
     
    John Campbell, Dallas native and creator of the acclaimed web comic Pictures for Sad Children, will be signing copies of his book “Pictures for Sad Children Vol. 1″ in our store on Wednesday, December 23rd. Come by, pick up your comics, enjoy some holiday treats, and meet John and pick up a copy of his book! Check out his website and hopefully we’ll see you there! For more information call (214) 553-2555.

    Lone Star Comics Dallas, 6780 Abrams Rd. Suite #109, Dallas, TX 75231
    More Info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189551539182&ref=mf

    MI – The New Class

    December 18, 2009 by  
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    Saturday, December 19th from 4pm to 6pm! (This is tomorrow, don’t miss it!!)
     
    Support the local, up and coming comic artists!
     
    University of Michigan Flint’s First Comic Studio Class Signs at Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor!
     
    What: In-Store Book Signing featuring University of Michigan Flint’s first Comic Studio Class
    Where: Vault of Midnight / 219 S. Main St / Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    When: Saturday, Dec. 19th, 2009 from 4-6pm
     
    Under the instruction of Ryan Claytor, each of the dozen students in University of Michigan Flint’s first Comics Studio course have compiled their own comic books featuring their projects from this past semester.  On Dec. 19th they will be selling their work at Ann Arbor’s premiere comic book store, Vault of Midnight.  Come out to support Michigan’s upcoming artists and maybe find a holiday gift or two.

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