MA – ZombieBomb Signings

Adam Miller signs at Larry’s Comics on Wednesday October 27th from 6-9pm and be the special guest artist for their Zombie themed Drink and Draw! Meanwhile, as previously reported Rich Woodall signs at Double Midnight Comics from 6-8pm. They are debuting an all new exclusive variant cover, they’ll have the new issue of  ZombieBomb!

And last but not least, both appear at Comically Speaking on Saturday October 30th from noon till 4:00 sketching and signing!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

Wed, October 27th

Rich Woodall @ Double Midnight Comics
Rich debuts an exclusive cover to the newest “ZombieBomb!” tome, Highly Contagious! Stop by to pick up a copy and get it signed by the man himself!
6-8pm
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
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Adam Miller @ Larry’s Comics

Adam will appear as a special guest artist for a zombie-themed night of Drink and Draw! Come doodle, get trashed and pick up some signed copies of “ZombieBomb!” for the loved ones you’ve abandoned in your evening of comics recklessness!
6-9pm
66 Lakeview Ave. Lowell, MA 01850
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Sat, October 30th

Adam and Rich @ Comically Speaking
It’s an afternoon sketching-and-signing session with the men of “ZombieBomb!” just in time for Halloween! Mr. Miller (form of water zombie) and Mr. Woodall (shape of eagle zombie), powers activate! (Okay, that’s just silly.)
noon-4pm
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
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MA – An Actor and a Gentleman Signing

Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected African American stage and screen actors, who rose to fame with his Emmy-winning role in the television miniseries Roots and Oscar-winning performance in An Officer and a Gentleman. With writer Phyllis Karas, he relates his memoir on his fifty-plus years in the entertainment world, including his struggle to get fair pay as a black man in Hollywood, his addictions that took years to overcome, and his current work to eradicate racism and violence.

Louis Gossett, Jr. will be signing and selling copies of his memoir, “An Actor and a Gentleman,” at the end of the event.

MONDAY, November 8, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This is a free event, but please register.

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Hero Initiative to Haunt Long Beach Comic Con

Press Release:

Hero Initiative gets ready to Haunt Long Beach Comic Con

Booze and Banter party, Official LBCC Costume party

New BPAL Perfume Release and much more!

For Immediate Release: (October 25, 2010) Hero Initiative, the first federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, is planning to spend its Halloween weekend partying it up with special guests and artists at Long Beach Comic Con, October 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com for additional information or go to www.heroinitiative.org for tickets.

Friday evening, October 29 from 5 -7 p.m., we have few limited spaces left to join funny man, writer, and creator Jimmy Palmiotti along with Amanda Connor, Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet, and the Reverend Dave Johnson for Booze and Banter at Long Beach’s Gladstone’s Restaurant. Click here to reserve your spot. All proceeds will benefit Hero.

Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m., the Hero Initiative is hosting a The LBCC Official Costume Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. Prizes will be awarded in different categories: best superhero, best villain, best IDW character, best BOOM! Character, most creative, best Zombie and more! It’s going to be incredible fun, and your $10 admission benefits the Hero Initiative. Admission ticket also gets you one free beer and helps out our great cause. Tickets will be sold at the Hero Initiative booth, #300 and at Rock Bottom Saturday evening.

In addition, premiering this weekend is Heroine, a scent created specifically for The Hero Initiative by Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory with label art is by the fabulous Adam Hughes! Proceeds from every bottle sold go to The Hero Initiative. We will be selling Heroine, as well as the Dawn, Witchblade, Sachs and Violens, and Unknown scents at the booth as Wicked Goddess herself from BPAL will be at the Hero booth Saturday and Sunday to help you with your scent needs. Heroine will be available for $25 at the booth and will be $26 when it goes live on the Black site in late November.

Also available is a limited edition exclusive print for Long Beach Comic Con by legendary artist Arthur Suydam. Prints will be available at our booth for $15 and you can get it signed by the artist himself all weekend in Artist Alley! (see attached)

And you can save on a great Hero product: The Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project! It’s half off when you bring a coupon from our website at www. Heroinitiatve.org. Print it and bring it to our booth, #300. Limit two per person while supplies last!

At our booth, J. Scott Campbell will be sketching Saturday from 2-3 p.m. But be advised! He’ll only be doing three sketches! In order to get one of his coveted creations, raffle tickets will be sold all day Friday and Saturday until 1 p.m. at $1 each. Three winners will then be selected who will then be able to purchase a Campbell sketch for $250. There is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase, but purchasers must be present at the Hero booth Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to redeem sketch. All proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative. Booth Schedule is as follows:

Friday Oct. 28 (Show hours 1-8pm)

3-4pm Joe Benitez

530-630 Whilce Portacio

Saturday Oct. 29 (Show hours: 10am-7pm)

10-11:30 Tim Sale

12-2 Danny Miki

2-3 J. Scott Campbell

Sunday Oct. 31 (Show Hours 10-4)

1030-1130 Howard Chaykin

1130-1230 Trent Kanigua

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

NV – Batman Beyond Signing

Writer Adam Beechen, artist Ryan Benjamin, and special guest artist Sean Galloway sign on Friday November 5th starting at 5pm.

Comic Oasis
3121 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108

CT – Doonesbury Signing

Join Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau and author Brian Walker in celebrating 40 years of the award winning cartoon in the new Yale Press book Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 at 12:30PM.

The Yale Bookstore
77 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511

CA – Free Comic Book Day II

Superstar writer Mark Waid signs comics on Saturday, November 20th from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite B, Gardena, CA 90250

The Walking Dead Strike Tomorrow

Press Release:

AMC’s DRAMA SERIES “THE WALKING DEAD” STRIKES  MAJOR CITIES WORLDWIDE WITH ZOMBIE INVASION
 
26 Cities “Infected,” Including New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Madrid, Rome, Athens, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires

AMC and Fox International Channels (FIC) Unveil Plan to Stage Global Invasions on Tuesday, October 26
                             
October 25, 2010 –   In anticipation of the premiere of AMC’s new drama series, “The Walking Dead,” on Sunday October 31 at 10 p.m., AMC and FOX international networks plan to stage a worldwide zombie invasion stunt.  “The Walking Dead’s” international broadcaster, Fox International Channels (FIC), will kick-off the stunts with overseas invasions beginning at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26, and moving across the globe where the stunt culminates at the show’s Los Angeles premiere.
 
A week prior to the unprecedented global premiere of the show, AMC and FIC have planned to target one day multi-city events that will occur during morning commute peak hours.  Taking direction from “The Walking Dead’s” legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period.  The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world’s major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more.  They will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong, followed by Istanbul, Madrid, Munich, London, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, New York City and Los Angeles, among others. Attacking a total of 26 cities, each outbreak will be documented and shared with fans the world over as it happens. 
 
 “The Walking Dead” Global Zombie Invasion Attacks
New York City, USA
Washington DC, USA
Boston, USA
Chicago, USA
San Francisco, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria
Estonia, Tallinn
Belgrade, Serbia
Munich, Germany
Madrid, Spain
Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK – Westminster
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Video and photo assets documenting the stunt will be delivered as released on the day of the stunt, and will also be available for download here… 

“The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m.  For the first time ever, the series will begin to premiere globally a few hours after AMC’s U.S. launch.  Similar to a theatrical film release, all FIC markets will launch the first episode during the same week, before the release of the second episode in the US. “The Walking Dead” will debut in 120 countries, air in 33 languages and be viewed in 250 million households when it premieres.

“The Walking Dead”, AMC’s original series, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

Hero Initiative Halloween Party at Long Beach Comic Con

October 25, 2010 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Other

The Hero Initiative hosts a Costume Party in conjunction with the Long Beach Comic Con! Look for it at…

• Rock Bottom Brewery, corner of Pine and Ocean, ONE block from the con!
• Saturday, October 30, at 8:00 PM!

Prizes will be awarded in different categories – Best superhero, Best villain, Best IDW character, Best BOOM! character, Most creative, Best Zombie and more! Start planning your costume now for this awesome event.

It’s going to be incredible fun, and your $10 admission benefits the Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps creators in the comic book industry in medical or financial need. It also gets you a beer. Seriously—your admission ticket also gets you one free drink!

Tickets will be sold at the Hero Initiative booth, #300, at the Long Beach Comic Con.

IL – Hero Initiative Membership Drive

Angel Medina signs and sketches at Graham Crackers Comics on November 13th at 7pm on behalf of the Hero Initiative.

Graham Crackers Comics
16030 S. Lincoln Highway, Plainfield, IL 60586

NYC – The Jerk Signs

Comedy legend Steve Martin signs his new novel An Object of Beauty on Tuesday November 23, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

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