CA – DC Comics New 52 Signing

Writers Brian Buccellato, Eric Wallace, and Joshua Fialkov sign on Sunday December 18th at 1PM!

This September, DC Entertainment made history by launching 52 #1 DC Comics issues starring the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes. To commemorate this milestone occasion, DC Entertainment will release DC COMICS: THE NEW 52, a massive hardcover (1,216 pages) collection that collects every single one of these debut issues. Hitting stores just in time for the holiday season.

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

UK – Judge Dredd Signing

Dan Abnett signs at Waterstone’s on Saturday, 26 November 2011 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM.

The legend of Dan Abnett, will be gracing our store with his magnificent presence. Dan will be signing copies of the new addition to 2000AD’s Judge Dredd universe. Dan will also be signing copies of the lastest Gaunt’s Ghosts series, book 13 ‘Salvations Reach’

Waterstone’s
Plymouth Drake Circus, Plymouth PL1 1EA, United Kingdom

CA – Lost Angeles Art Show

Kevin Eastman hosts a month’s worth of art exhibitions with special guests Simon Bisley and Mark Martin!

DECEMBER 7th THE “UNDERWHERE” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature at least 50 original paintings for Underwhere adventure by Mark Martin and Kevin Eastman in the exhibit and available for purchase—alongside tons of the original concept drawings from 1989.

An exclusive stickered 1500 copy edition of the Underwhere Graphic Novel will be sold at the show for $5 each, with a dollar from each copy being donated to the Hero’s Initiative Organization.

For more information about the Hero Initiative, go to www.herointiative.org!
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM!

DECEMBER  14th THE “BIZ AND BUZZ” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature all 24 original black and white pages for complete issue #1! The art, by Simon Bisley and Kevin Eastman, will be on exhibit and available for purchase, as well as all of Kevin Eastman’s original development artwork for a future TV series.

Copies of the full color comic book and exclusive collectable toys will be for sale as well, including a limited edition show print.
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM!

DECEMBER  21st THE “LOST ANGELES” EXHIBIT OPENS!
The event will feature original concept drawings and development paintings by Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley for an upcoming film option, as well as a series of show exclusive prints created just for the exhibit, and all will be available for purchase.

A special 100 page collector’s edition book will make its premiere at the show.
The Gallery Night Event/Party/Signing is from 6 PM TO 10 PM! 

DECEMBER 28TH THROUGH JANUARY 4TH THE HEAVY METAL 35th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT OPENS
As this is the event 35 years in the making, and the fact that it is growing larger and more insane day to day, we will need to hold off on releasing the final details until mid December—but can assure all Heavy Metal fans it will be worth the wait! 

**STAY TUNED TO WWW.HEAVYMETAL.COM FOR ALL THE LATEST DETAILS!

ADDITIONAL SHOW HIGHLIGHTS/EVENTS
RE-CREATING KEVIN EASTMAN’S STUDIO AND SELLING IT!

Inside the Galley space is a 15 x 15 foot square room, with a wall sized glass window looking into IT–where Kevin Eastman will move into and recreate his entire ART STUDIO and SELL IT TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!

All items in the exhibit space will be taken directly from HIS Los Angeles based Art Studio—and set up as a working exhibit! Everything including desk, chairs, tables, original artwork, books, files, projects, comics, DVD’s, CD’s, things you (and even he) can’t even imaging. It will be a wall to wall, floor to ceiling once in a lifetime event, that will have to be seen in person to be truly believed! 

 Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

UK – Comica Conversation

Press Release:

This Saturday, November 26th, Orbital Comics will be hosting a Comica Conversation between graphic novelists Nicola Streeten and Sarah Leavitt.

Nicola and Sarah have each used comics to address traumatic, higly personal experiences in their lives – Sarah Leavitt’s moving graphic memoir Tangles, now out on Jonathan Cape, chronicles how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, and those around her, forever. Nicola Streeten’s Billy, Me and You, just released by Myriad, is a retrospective reflection of the experiences of losing her two year old child thirteen years ago.

Comica has brought them together to discuss their experiences, and the use of comics to address such emotional subjects.

Both authors will also be signing their books afterwards. The talk starts at 7:30pm, so arrive early to make sure you get a seat!

Orbital Comics
8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

CA – Samurai’s Blood Signing

Owen Wiseman signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday November 30th December 14th at 5pm.

Press Release:

SAMURAI’S BLOOD, written by Owen Wiseman, illustrated by Nam Kim and featuring covers from Jo Chen, is an epic historical drama that’s been a hit with both fans and critics alike The miniseries comes to a close with issue #6 and Collector’s Paradise is proud to announce that writer Owen Wiseman will be on hand November 30th, starting at 5:00 P.M., to sign copies.  Produced by Benaroya Publishing and published by Image Comics, SAMURAI’S BLOOD deals with three teenagers who must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies. As their village burns behind them, they are headed for a city they’d heard about only in stories. The three young samurai must now struggle to stay alive and take vengeance on the evil usurper who has destroyed the rest of their clan and the only world they’d ever known. Will they rise on the tides of vengeance, or they will they fall on the swords of fate?

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

Image Launching Own 3-Day Expo in 2012 with Kirkman, Larsen, McFarlane, Silvestri, and Valentino

November 22, 2011 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories

Image Expo logo

Press Release:

EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY AT IMAGE EXPO: A 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF CREATOR OWNED COMICS!

Berkeley, CA – 21 November 2011 — IMAGE EXPO is coming! Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of today’s best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.

IMAGE EXPO is Northern California’s premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.

IMAGE EXPO isn’t just about Image Comics, it’s a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. We’re also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. We’ll be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction.

Get in on the ground floor and sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about the show and how to sign up to exhibit.

ABOUT AMAZING COMIC CONVENTIONS
Amazing Comic Conventions is a leading promotional company operated by Jimmy S. Jay and Jay Company Comics. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is their signature event, kicking off the Comic Con Season each January. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is the premiere destination for graphic novel pop culture in the Southwest. The 2012 Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place January 6-7-8 at the Mesa Convention Center, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Guests for the upcoming event include Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, legendary creator Rob Liefeld, Batman artist Greg Capullo, and many more. For more information, visit www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

NY – Pacifists in Bomber Jackets Signing

Isabella Bannerman, cartoonist of the SIX CHIX panel on Mondays, will be signing and selling copies of her cartoon book, “Pacifists in Bomber Jackets,” at the Galapagos Books’ Holiday Book Signing event in Hastings on Hudson in Westchester, NY.

The event will take place starting at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the James Harmon Community Center, located at 44 Main Street in Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706.

CA – Transformers Signing

Emerald Knights Comics and Games hosts a meet & greet with the cast and crew of Transformers Prime on Saturday December 10th at 1PM!

Transformers Prime: Dark Rising DVD

David Hartman – Supervising Director / Art Director
Jose Lopez – Character Designer / Supervisor
Vince Toyama – BG Designer/ Supervisor
Christophe Vacher – Color Design Supervisor
Shaunt Nigoghossian – Director /SB Artist
Todd Waterman – Director / SB Artist
Walter Gatus – Character Designer
Andy Pessoa – Voice Actor (Raf)
Tania Gunadi – Voice Actor (Miko)
Sumalee Montano – Voice Actor (Arcee)
Josh Keaton – Voice Actor (Jack)

Transformers Timelines #6
Allspark Almanac Addendum

Jim Sorenson – Writer
Bill Forster – Writer
Marty Isenberg – Writer

Transformers #30

Mike Costa – Writer
Livio Ramondelli – Artist

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

SF – Batwoman Signing

JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman sign at Isotope on Saturday, December 3rd 2011!

Press Release:

December brings an entire month-long celebration of the most gorgeous comic being produced today, BATWOMAN, at the Isotope! With a gallery of JH Williams III’s original artwork from issue #3 on display, and two amazing creator in-store events that will rock your world!

DC Comics – The New 52 Art Tour
Featuring BATWOMAN @ Isotope
w/ JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Saturday, December 3rd 2011

DC Comics celebrates the incredible creativity behind The New 52 with superstars, artwork and events at a store near you with The New 52 Art Tour!

In honor of this historical event the Isotope and DC Comics proudly present JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman for a BATWOMAN signing, celebration, and original art installation.  Meet the creators behind this gorgeous and critically acclaimed new series for a duo of once-in-a-lifetime events. Take an uncommon look at The New 52 Art Tour Portfolio, including six 11×17 sets of artwork (from script to inks to the final full-color production pages), including a three piece BATWOMAN collection. And on display for the entire month of December in the Isotope’s legendary original art gallery will be every page of JH Williams III’s hand-drawn artwork for BATWOMAN issue #3. These pages will only be displayed together for the public this one time, and nowhere else on the planet.

And for those of you who want to add some original BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA, DESOLATION JONES, SEVEN SOLDIERS or BATMAN artwork to your collections, JH Williams III will have portfolios available all day long, jam packed with some of the most gorgeous original art pages you will ever see. As always, we’re happy to do our part to help you skip scummy art dealers and overpriced galleries and to buy directly from the industry’s best artists. All proceeds go to Mister Williams.

All-Ages Autographing Session
w/ JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Saturday, December 3rd 2011
3pm – 6pm

An all-ages autographing session with the creative team behind BATWOMAN! Isotope’s personal, intimate signings provide a unique fan experience by eliminating the uncomfortableness of long lines and the awkward moments of meeting your favorite creators. While you wait for your signing reservation, hang out with fellow fans in the Isotope’s posh lounge and indulge your eyes in gorgeous BATWOMAN original artwork hanging in the gallery. For those who want to peek even further behind the wizard’s curtain at the process that goes into actually creating this comic, guests will also get a rare glimpse at Williams and Blackman’s original scriptwork.

In an effort to make this as personal of an experience for everybody (and also we’ve promised Jim and Haden we wouldn’t kill them!) we do ask that you bring no more than 5 items to get signed, please. But don’t forget your camera – the Isotope staff will be on hand to help ensure you get great documentation of your meeting!

Batwoman Afterparty
w/ JH Williams III & W. Haden Blackman
Saturday, December 3rd 2011
8pm – Midnight

An after-hours 21+ celebration of BATWOMAN with JH Williams III and W. Haden Blackman… Isotope’s parties are the stuff of legend and this is one of our most anticipated in a year of amazing events! Come hang out, get personal introductions to the creators in a stylishly casual afterparty atmosphere, celebrate comics with people who love them as much as you do, and enjoy Kirsten’s array of custom designed BATWOMAN cocktails.

This event also features the Isotope’s exclusive, original JH Williams III Pirate Girl Pin-Up Highball glass made just for attendees of this event… free with every pass! See it here.

Get your afterparty tickets here. Your ticket will include a copy of the ultra-limited edition JH Williams III’s Pirate Girl Pin-Up Highball glass absolutely free of charge.

Don’t delay… we want to keep our events as intimate and personal as we can and can only accommodate so many folks. With the popularity of these two amazing creators, the awesomeness that is BATWOMAN, and the legendary reputation of Isotope’s afterparties, this event is sure to fill up quickly.

Isotope Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

TN – Feeding Ground Signing

Michael Lapinski signs at Rick’s Comic City on Wednesday Nov 30th.

Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Rd Suite 3, Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883 – 7890

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