MI – Legends of the Guard Signing

David Petersen posts: Jeremy Bastian (who has a 7 page story in Legends of the Guard #1) and I will be signing at Detroit Comics in Ferndale on Wed. the 26th from 5-8pm.* So if you are in the area, stop by and see us, and pick up the first issue in the Mouse Guard anthology series. 

(* LotG Will be delayed by a week due to an issue at the printer. However we do plan on having advance copies at the Detroit Comics signing)

Detroit Comics, 23333 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220-1362

Heroes Con Welcomes New Guests & Old Friends

Press Release: Heroes Convention is preparing for one of the LARGEST Guest Lists in it’s 28 year history this June 4-6!  Pack your bags and gas up the car, because this will be one of our greatest shows of all time!  Making their First Appearance at Heroes Con this year are J. Scott Campbell, Brian Bolland, Humberto Ramos, Jimmy Cheung, and Rob Liefeld!  They’ll be joining the Heroes Con Family of regular All-Stars like Adam Hughes, Tony Harris, Frank Cho, Brandon Peterson, Mark Brooks, Tommy Lee Edwards, Phil Noto, Cully Hamner, and tons more!!

Long-time favorites like Ron Garney, Rick Leonardi, and Michael Golden are returning, as well as West Coast heavy-hitters like Mike Mignola, Tim Sale, Dustin Nguyen, Eric Canete, and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway.  It’s insane!!  Now we just have to figure out where to put everybody!  One thing is for sure, this all points to a stellar Art Auction on Saturday night!!

Also in 2010, Indie Island is stronger than ever with Jill Thompson, Evan Dorkin, Scott Morse, Jim Mahfood, and Kate Beaton onboard!  Like in previous years, there will be lots of exclusive artwork for Indie Island and always the coolest t-shirts!  In addition to the new wave of Indie folks, we’ll also host some of the all-time greats of the Independent Creators like James O’Barr, David Mack, Brian Pulido, and Joseph Michael Linsner!  It’s a powerhouse lineup this year!!
And, yes, even with EVERY artist in the comics industry in attendance (nearly!), we also get to have some of the most awesome writers in the world at Heroes Con, like Bill Willingham, Mark Waid, Christos Gage, Steve Niles, Jeff Parker, and the legendary Roy Thomas!
One thing we always try to do is to bring in the Artists and Writers that we get the most requests for, and this year we’re REALLY excited to have lined up several of the MOST requested of all time!  In addition to Campbell, Bolland, and Willingham, we can also confirm Kevin Maguire is finally making his first appearance at Heroes Con!  Joining Kevin in making their much-desired first appearance is Ben Templesmith, Todd Nauck, and Talent Caldwell!  It’s great to have these guys at Heroes Con!
As always, we could stage a major Battle Royal between all the Heavy Hitters from DC and Marvel at the show!  This year, from Marvel Comics we have Steve Epting, Mike McKone, Tom Raney, Mike Choi, and Skrappy Skottie Young!  From DC Comics, we have the Ever-Lovin’ Ethan Van Sciver, Mark Bagley, Billy Tucci, and Stephane Roux!  Lucky for us, if a Pier-Six Brawl should break out, we’ll have grappler Mick Foley in the house to keep things under control!  Mick (better known to some as Cactus Jack or Mankind) will be here on Saturday to make a big announcement at the 12 Gauge Comics booth!
For the full run down on the Guest List, just visit us here…
And, always keep up to date with the Heroes Convention news here…
There’ll be information and previews of exclusive art by J. Scott Campbell, Mike Mignola, and Skottie Young coming within the next few days!  There’s also 2-3 surprise guests in the works that we can’t announce just yet, so keep checking in!
See you at HEROES CONVENTION 2010, June 4-6!!!

NYC – City of Spies Signing

Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan and Pascal Dizin sign on Thursday, June 3 at 7 PM.

Admission is Free for this event

Join MoCCA for this reception and signing for City of Spies, the new graphic novel from First Second Books!

1942. The height of World War Two. New York City is crawling with Nazi spies. Over one incredible summer, ten-year-old Evelyn Weiss will grow up, find a new family, and, in the process, save the world.

The creators of City of Spies, writers Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan and illustrator Pascal Dizin, will sign copies of the graphic novel critics are calling “Tintin directed by Hitchcock” (Kirkus Reviews) and “rip-roaring fun” (Publishers Weekly).

Refreshments will be available. Spies and heroes welcome. No Nazis, please.

about the creators
SUSAN KIM has written for more than three dozen children’s TV series, including “Wonder Pets!”, “Arthur,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” and “Speed Racer,” and has been nominated for both the Emmy and Writers Guild award four times. She has also written and produced documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, HBO and AMC. Her stage plays have been produced in LA and NYC and are published by Dramatists Play Service and Smith & Krauss. She co-wrote the non-fiction book, “Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation” (St. Martins Griffin) with Elissa Stein. “City of Spies” is her first graphic novel.

LAURENCE KLAVAN wrote the novels “The Cutting Room” and “The Shooting Script,” both published by Ballantine Books. He won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the novel, “Mrs. White,” co-written under a pseudonym. He received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics of the musical, “Bed and Sofa,” which was produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York. His short work has been published in The Alaska Quarterly, Conjunctions, The Literary Review, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and elsewhere. This is his first graphic novel, as well. His website is LaurenceKlavan.com.

PASCAL DIZIN studied cartooning at the School of Visual Arts, where on graduating he received the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cartooning. He continues to draw comics and you can find him on the web at dizin-art.com. “City of Spies” is his first book.

 Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

MA – Keef Returns to the Bean

KEITH KNIGHT, Cartoonist of THE KNIGHT LIFE and THE K CHRONICLES posted on his blog:

With suggestions from some of my Boston area homies, I have set up a series of signings  coinciding with the release of  the first Knight Life collection: the Knight Life, Chivalry Ain’t Dead, for my trip back east in early June.  Here they be:

Thursday, June 3rd 7pm: FRANK E. CONVERSE LIBRARY-Malden, MA (36 Salem St.)

I will begin my Boston area book tour with a signing directly across the street from myold high school!  I am psyched to be signing for my first collection of dailies at the place where I spent hours perusing Doonesbury and Peanuts collections as a kid.  Not only that, but I was presented my first (and only) arts scholarship at the historic landmark, which was designed by architect H. H. Richardson. There’ll be a slideshow, Q & A, book  signing,  and then beers at the Dockside!  Read more details here.

Saturday, June 5th 6pm: GULU-GULU CAFE- Salem, MA (247 Essex St.)

Next, I’ll be signing in the lovely town of Salem, Mass, home of my alma mater, Salem State College.  It’ll  be alumni weekend,  AND the Salem Arts Festival that weekend, so there’ll be plenty of mischief going on.  The Gulu-Gulu cafe looks like a place I would’ve spent most of my time in, had it been around back in the day.  Joining me in this slideshow/book signing will be fellow SSC alum and award-winning cartoonist Mark Parisi!! Beers at Dodge Street following event.

Wednesday, June 9, 6-8pm MILLION YEAR PICNIC, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

I can’t make a trip to Boston without a signing at the finest comics emporium in the area, Million Year Picnic. At one signing, Cornel West was walking by outside the shop and my aunt stopped him and took his pic alongside my cousin.  She never invited him in  and I’m still bitter about it.  At the last signing, a guy asked me how much my Knight Life originals were.  I said “One twenty five.”  He proceeded to take one dollar and a quarter out of his pocket to pay me.

What I’m saying is anything can happen at MYP, and it usually does.  Beers at Shay’s after the event.

Saturday, June 12, 4pm NE Chapter of NCS Cartoonist Dinner, Johnny D’s Somerville, MA

I’m the guest of honor at this annual shin-dig put on by the New England Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.  It’s pretty elaborate with a great dinner, drinks and a presentation by yers truly.  The event is  open to cartoonists and aspiring cartoonists only.  You don’t have to be a member of the NCS (you just pay a little more).

You gotta RSVP by May 28th, so send an email to lynn@offthemark.com asking for info.

UK – Pride & Prejudice & Zombies Signing

TONY LEE signs the graphic novel adaptation of the New York Times bestseller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies at the Forbidden Planet Superstore, 38 Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LA on Saturday 19th June from 1 – 2pm.

It’s a fiendishly clever mash-up of Jane Austen’s beloved classic – and it’s one of the most buzz-worthy pop culture sensations of the year. It’s sold 700,000 copies worldwide and has created a whole sub-genre of its own. Now, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes to graphic novel format. Adapted by Tony Lee, it features all-new scenes of zombie mayhem, and brings this gloriously remixed masterpiece to true zombie-loving pop-culture fans.

All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britain’s best families must devote their lives to mastering the deadly arts. Elizabeth Bennet is a fearsome warrior whose ability with a sword is matched only by her quick wit and even sharper tongue. But she faces her most formidable foe yet in the haughty, conceited, and somehow strangely attractive Mr. Darcy. As the two lovers meet in the ballroom and on the battlefield, they’ll soon learn that nothing – not even the bands of ninjas, hordes of flesh-eating zombies, or disapproving aunts – can stop true love!

FL – Mystery Society Signing

Steve Niles signs at Coliseum of Comics’s stores in Kissimmee and at the Fashion Square Mall on June 19th.

Coliseum of Comics, 3159 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741

UK – Elephantmen Signings

Richard Starkings signs at Travelling Man in Manchester on Tues. May 25th and in Leeds on Thurs. May 27th. Both signings start at 1pm.

Travelling Man, 32 Central Road, Leeds, UK

Travelling Man,4 Dale Street, Manchester, UK

MA – Knight Life Signing

Keith Knight signs on Thursday June 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Come meet Malden born cartoonist, musician and author Keith Knight at the Malden Public Library.

His K Chronicles, (TH)ink and The Knight Life comics are syndicated nationwide in numerous print and online publications.

Mr. Knight will present a slide show of his work, take questions, and sell and sign copies of his forthcoming book, The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain’t Dead.

Malden Public Library, 36 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

Greenville Comic Book and Sports Card Show (May 2010)

Convention Greenville Comic Book and Sports Card Show
Convention Website http://www.greenvillecomicandcardshow.webs.com/
Start Date 05/22/2010
Venue Name Clarion Inn and Suites
Venue Address 50 Orchard Park Drive
Greenville, South Carolina 29615-3565
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 30
Projected Attendance 200
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Collectibles
- Sports

The Great Allentown Comic Con! (July 2010)

Convention The Great Allentown Comic Con!
Convention Website http://www.AllentownComicCon.com
Start Date 07/17/2010
About This Convention: Hours: 10am-5pm

Admission: $2; all children 12 and under FREE! with adult.

Over 600 free spaces for parking, Easy exit from Route 78.

We have over 80 Dealer tables, with comics from the Golden Age to New releases, Graphic novels, Action Figures, Toys, Clothing, CCG and Non-sport Cards, and Much More!

A fun-filled day for everyone, with hourly Door Prizes, A No-Minimum Bid Charity Auction at 1pm!

Convention Guests Gus Fink!
Emi Boz!
Tedd Hazard!
Steven H. Wilson!
The Ultimate Comics Group!And Many More!

Please visit our website for detailed Bio’s and updates/additions as new guests are added!

www.AllentownComicCon.com

Venue Name Merchants Square Mall
Venue Address 1901 S. 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 80
Projected Attendance 500
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Anime
- Collectibles
- Gaming
- Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Other

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