MA – Jump! Signing

Scott Fischer reads from his new book Jump! on July 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm.

Free with Museum Admission

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

IL – Yi Soon Shin Signing

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Onrie Kompan signs on July 14th from 12:00 – 02:00 pm.

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

MA – An Exquisite Vision

Illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger opens an exhibtion of her work at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art with a members only reception on July 10th and a public lecture and book signing on July 11th.

Exhibition Opening Reception
July 10, 2010
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an intimate Members’ evening to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition! The event includes complimentary appetizers and drink ticket, a conversation with Lisbeth Zwerger, and the chance to win exhibition-related items in our free drawing. Members RSVP to Jennifer Darling at (413) 658-1104 or membership@ carlemuseum.org.

This exhibition made possible with the generous support of Helen and Peter Bing.

Lisbeth Zwerger: The Art and Evolution of her Illustrations
July 11, 2010
1:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Using examples from her illustrations for The Nutcracker, Zwerger will talk about the evolution of art.

Book signing to follow.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

CA – Ella the Elephant Signing

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Steven and Carmela D’Amico, illustrator and author of the Ella the Elephant children’s books, will demonstrate and share their work with visitors on SATURDAY, JULY 17 from 1–3pm.

[© Steven and Carmela D'Amico]

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

IL – Beasts of Burden Signing

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Jill Thompson signs at Challengers Comics on July 10th from 1-4pm.

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

CA – Bionic Butterfly Signing

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Matt Whitlock appears on SATURDAY, JULY 10 from 1–3pm.

Every second Saturday the Schulz Museum hosts a new Cartoonist-in-Residence! This month meet, watch, and talk to Matt Whitlock, who currently draws cartoons for The Fairly Odd Parents TV show, which airs daily on Nickelodeon. Whitlock has also drawn for Disney’s Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and Tarzan and has written and illustrated several of his own children’s books including Bionic Butterfly.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

NYC – The Laziest Gal in Town Signing

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Jane Krakowski performs on Tuesday July 13, 2010 at 5:00 PM from The Laziest Gal in Town.

The dazzling Broadway (Grand Hotel, Nine) and television (30 Rock) star celebrates the release of her first solo album recorded live at the fabled Feinstein’s at the Regency with a live performance and CD signing. Priority seating with purchase.

Barnes & Noble – Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
212-595-6859

MA – Secret Selves Exhibition

Artist/actor Leonard Nimoy will exhibit his recent photographic series that explores the lost or hidden self.

Inspired by Aristophanes’ theory that humans were once double-sided creatures with two heads and multiple limbs before Zeus cleaved man in two and left him forever struggling to be whole again, Nimoy’s photographs reveal his subjects’ other half. Shooting in nearby Northampton, Massachusetts, Nimoy recruited volunteers from the local community with an open call for portrait models willing to be photographed posed and dressed as their true or imagined “secret selves.” From the popular rock star and superman to the more unexpected dog lover and Pan, these various secret identities (off-line avatars as they might be described) offer an intimate, sometimes humorous, and often profound new look at the residents of Northampton and the inner yearnings and fantasies that we all share.

Accompanying the large, life-size photographs is a video documenting the artist’s conversations with his subjects and the poignant, personal moments he masterfully elicits from his unlikely muses.

You can sponsor this show for just $100 — your name on the wall and an invite to the opening! More info here. You must be a member of MASS MoCA or an exhibition sponsor to come to the opening reception. Not a member? Join today and be the first to see the exhibition and meet the artist.

Mr. Nimoy is signing 100 copies of the catalog Secret Selves, which will be available for purchase at Hardware: The MASS MoCA Store beginning at 4 p.m. on July 31. (Please note that he will not be signing books or autographs during the opening reception of the show.) Please also note that Mr. Nimoy will not sign any merchandise or Star Trek memorabilia at the museum; any such merchandise brought to the museum on July 31 will be checked at the door for the duration of the event.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247

(photo credit: Leonard Nimoy © Seth Kaye 2008)

Century Guild Announces SDCC 2010 Schedule

San Diego Comic Con 2010 SCHEDULE

I feel like I should begin as if I were in a confessional: “Forgive me, it’s been sixty-eight days since my last blog post…”

Lots of great things happening.  Which I DO want to talk about.  I mean, like YOU-WOULD-NOT-BELIEVE-IT level coolness.  And when I say that, I mean, like, you can’t even imagine.  But I must get this post out before the event has come and gone!

We’ve put together the best exhibition yet for this year’s San Diego Comic Con.  Haute Campe, our division of drive-in movie posters, has made some fantastic poster recreations featuring top models, and they’ll be appearing in our booth to sign them!  Plus, we’re happy to add some new artists to the Century Guild stable… PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

Century Guild – Special Guests

Melissa Auf der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur

Melissa Auf der Maur

Signing   Thursday 22 July 2010   2-3 pm

Musician Melissa Auf der Maur has served as bassist for the bands Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, and contributed to albums by artists including Rufus Wainwright and Ryan Adams.  While Blender magazine lists her as “one of the hottest women in rock”, I assure you that Melissa is much more than just a pretty (ok, gorgeous) face:

Last Fall, Melissa Auf der Maur’s film Out Of Our Minds (with collaborator Tony Stone) was featured as an installation piece in the J. W. Waterhouse exhibition at the Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts.  First shown at Sundance in 2009, her film is noteworthy as the sole contemporary interpretation of the Pre-Raphaelite vision to be included in this landmark exhibition.

Out Of Our Minds is part of a larger vision, including a record and other soon-to-be-revealed aspects.  Melissa is a true conjurer and fine artist, and you MUST come and meet her!  Please note: Due to concert obligations, Melissa will be at Comic Con Thursday only!

Lee MoyerLee Moyer

Lee Moyer

Signing   Thursday 22 July 2010   2-3 pm

Continuing the Melissa Auf der Maur festivities, Lee Moyer will be signing alongside Melissa copies of his not-yet-revealed Art Nouveau-inspired MAdM poster!!!  Lee has been in the public eye this past year as the artist bringing Michael Kaluta’s vision for an expanded Starstruck to completion, inking the expanded images and meticulously recoloring the entire book.  We love Lee and are happy to have him behind the table this year!  Please note: Due to prior commitments, Lee will only be at Comic Con on Thursday as well.

Michael Zulli knows cats...Michael Zulli

Michael Zulli

Signing Thursday 22 July 2010 2-3 pm

Signing Friday 23 July 2010 1-2 pm

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 1-2 pm

Signing Sunday 25 July 2010 1-2 pm

IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN OVER DECADE. One of Neil Gaiman’s “go-to” illustrators, Zulli created the popular “man who could not die” Hob Gadling for The Sandman comic, and illustrated the epic final story arc, The Wake.  Gaiman was so moved by Zulli’s sensitive linework, that this story arc were the first books to be published directly from an artist’s pencils. Following his work on The Sandman, Zulli retreated from the public eye and spent years sculpting his deeply personal graphic novel The Fracture of the Universal Boy, coming in Fall 2010 from Olympian Publishing. We are proud to announce that Michael Zulli is a Featured Guest of the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.


Annaliese NielsenAnnaliese Nielsen

Annaliese Nielsen and God’s Girls

Signing   Thursday 22 July 2010 4-5 pm

Signing Friday 23 July 2010   2-3 pm

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010   2-3 pm

Signing   Sunday 25 July 2010   2-3 pm

God’s Girls has become synonymous with tattoed-and-alternative-model culture, and they are featured models on the Haute Campe drive-in poster recreations!  Founder Annaliese Nielsen will be on hand, along with popular models Jenna Valentine, Tyler Christ, London and Toryn to sign copies of the posters… and surprise guests!

Jim Rose and Bébé Aschard-RoseJim Rose and Bébé Aschard-Rose

Jim Rose and Bébé Aschard-Rose

Signing   Thursday 22 July 2010   3-4 pm

Signing Friday 23 July 2010  3-4 pm

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010   3-4 pm

Signing   Sunday 25 July 2010   3-4 pm

Homer Simpson might have called him “boss” on The Simpsons, Mulder and Scully might have called him “Dr. Blockhead” on The X-Files, but we call Jim Rose “legend”.  With his Jim Rose Circus, Rose revitalized the entire sideshow culture, and became a worldwide sensation from the moment they were invited by Jane’s Addition founder Perry Farrell to shock the crowds on the first Lollapallooza tour back in 1991 and paved the way for an entire generation of tattooed and pierced performers. “Today you see acts on prime time television that I was being thrown in jail for in ’91 and ’92,” marvels Rose.

Jim and his wife, Bébé the Circus Queen, have collated the notes taken over a lifetime’s worth of circus travels around the world on the luck rituals they encountered in different cultures into an encyclopedia of all things lucky titled- appropriately enough- Your Lucky Book.  Illustrated in a nineteenth-century style by Jeremy Bastian, both authors will be on hand to sign limited edition copies of the book with a special cover, hand-stamped in metallic inks.

Steve Diet GoeddeSteve Diet Goedde

Steve Diet Goedde

Signing   Thursday 22 July 2010   3-4 pm

Signing Friday 23 July 2010   2-3 pm

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010   2-3 pm

Signing   Sunday 25 July 2010   3-4 pm

Century Guild is proud to announce representation of Steve Diet Goedde- a world-recognized photographer and one of the leading names in contemporary fetish photography.

Models Goedde “discovered” include such icons as Dita Von Teese, Masuimi Max, Aria Giovanni, Justine Joli, and Emily Marilyn. His work was compiled in two hardcover monographs, The Beauty of Fetish: Volumes I & II, by renowned photography publisher Edition Stemmle.

Steve will be signing DVDs of his interactive film Living Through Steve Diet Goedde: Photographic Anthology 1990-2004, with over 700 images digitally rescanned from the original negatives by Steve Diet Goedde himself, including hundreds of never-before-seen images.

Jeremy Bastian's Cursed Pirate GirlJeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl

Jeremy Bastian

Signing   Thursday 22 July 2010   10 am- 7 pm (all day!)

Signing Friday 23 July 2010 10 am- 7 pm (all day!)

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 10 am- 7 pm (all day!)

Signing   Sunday 25 July 2010 10 am- 5 pm (all day!)

The success of Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl has reached levels of appeal that very few contemporary comics can claim.  In the year since its first issue was published, Jeremy Bastian’s creation has amassed a cult-like following, its followers ranging from comic book fans, children, industry legends and celebrities.  The first issue has already reached a 4th printing!  Jeremy will also be signing the above mentioned limited edition copies of Your Lucky Book by Jim and Bébé Rose.  This weekend will also mark the announcement of Cursed Pirate Girl moving to a major publisher. “Jeremy Bastian is a genius” -Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

Thomas Jane

Signing Friday 23 July 2010 1pm-2pm

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 2pm-3pm

Hung.  The Punisher.  The Mist.  As if that wasn’t enough, add that the man was the director of the brilliantly creepy The Dark Country and the mastermind behind some of the hottest comic books to hit the shelves in the last couple of years, and you have more reasons than you need to come and see the take Sioux Sinner has conjured up of a certain 1970s Italian movie poster— recreated with Tom in the lead role!  Thomas Jane will be signing his Haute Campe recreation and will be more than happy to sign any copies of his comics Bad Planet or Alien Pig Farm 3000 you might happen to have bought before those things were sold out everywhere!

Gail PotockiGail Potocki

Gail Potocki

Signing Friday 23 July 2010 4-5pm

Signing Saturday 24 July 2010 4-5pm

Symbolist painter Gail Potocki is an anachronism: an artist who studied in the manner of the Old Masters… but grew up listening to Punk Rock.  Gail is currently working on a series based on the Freaks of the 1920s sideshows, and her environmental paintings have become hauntingly relevant again this season.  Stay tuned for details on a special charity supporting animal rescue efforts in the Gulf.  “More than just paintings, Gail Potocki conducts seances on canvas.” -Grant Morrison

SIoux Sinner, Andi Lyn, Linda LeSioux Sinner, Andi Lyn, Linda Le

Sioux Sinner, Linda Le, Andi Lyn

Signing   Sunday 25 July 2010 2-3pm

Signing Haute Campe poster recreations: three of the most popular Alt Models!  Doctor Who, Tattoo, and Anime Nerds everywhere will rejoice now that they know where to stalk these ladies.


EXHIBITING

Dave McKeanDave McKean

Dave McKean (appearing by chance)

Nitrate artworks and edition prints, including the above painting of Metropolis.

Dave McKean has illustrated and designed covers for the most respected comics of the late 20th century (including Arkham Asylum and Sandman), has worked on film and book projects with John Cale, The Rolling Stones, Jonathan Carroll and Stephen King and has seen his work brought to life by The National Theater of Scotland (The Wolves in the Walls).   McKean was also a conceptual artist on the Harry Potter films and created and directed the movie MirrorMask for the Jim Henson Company.   A longtime aficionado of silent film, McKean’s current body of work is inspired by the era and is titled Nitrate.  His second film, Luna, is currently in post-production.

Lisa BlackLisa Black

Lisa Black (artworks only)

Last year, Lisa Black’s taxidermy artworks were a runaway hit of the show, and were featured on Wired and Boing Boing, and were the subject of more blog posts than anything we’ve ever seen.  This year will certainly have the crowds equally enthralled!

MalleusMalleus

Malleus (artworks only)

Italian artists Malleus are a “three-headed hydra” of creativity, and they make some of the BEST silkscreened concert posters in the world.  Described as “Dark Nouveau”, we are fans- and you should be too…!

Comic-Con International Releasing More Ticket and Hotel Packages for 2010

If you still need tickets to Comic-Con International: San Diego, here’s your chance!

Via: Comic-Con:

You can still go to Comic-Con next month! A limited number of 4-Day Membership passes have just become available as part of a hotel stay package. Simply book 3 or more nights at a participating hotel to be eligible. These membership packages will go fast, so get yours fast. They can be purchased starting at 10:00am Pacific Time on Monday morning, July 28th. Get complete details and limitations on our site.

Via Comic-Con’s Twitter account:

ANNOUNCEMENT #2: MON. 6/28, 12pm PDT Additional badges will go on sale! More info on Monday.

The Hotels in the Hotel/Badge packages are in Mission Valley on the shuttle route.

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