CA – An Evening with Adam West

Adam West speaks with Ralph Garman at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on Saturday January 28, 2012!

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“Holy Lifetime Achievement, Batman!” Adam West (TV’s Batman) is finally getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012!  To celebrate, KROQ’s Ralph Garman is hosting an “Evening With ADAM WEST”, a retrospective of Adam’s 50 years in show business with Adam West, live on stage! From the beginning, all the way to FAMILY GUY, Ralph will interview Adam about his long, successful career, including, of course, his iconic role as TV’s Caped Crusader.

Tickets are $40 each, and proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the purchase and upkeep of Adam’s star on the Walk of Fame. Click here to purchase!

When: Saturday 01/28/12 8:00 PM (Doors open at 07:00 PM)
Ticket Price: $40.00
Show Type: General Performer
18 & over
Two items minimum
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content

Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608

SF – Lily Renée Signing

December 27, 2011 by  
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The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes writer and herstorian Trina Robbins as she discusses her latest graphic novel, Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm. This historic volume, illustrated by Trina’s frequent collaborator Anne Timmons and mo oh, is published by Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. Robbins’s lecture and booksigning are free and open to the public.

About Lily Renée:
In 1938, Lily Renée Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily’s life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily’s journey. She must escape many more times—from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis?

In Lily Renée, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer, written by Trina Robbins, illustrated by Anne Timmons and mo oh, and published by Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, readers can follow the story of a brave girl who grows up to become an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books who still serves as an inspiration for women in the comic book industry today.

About the Author:
Trina Robbins is the author of numerous nonfiction and fiction books and comics for children and adults, including several histories of women cartoonists. A pioneer in comics herself, she took part in the underground comix movement of the 1960s and illustrated the Woman Woman comic book. Most recently, she authored the Chicagoland Detective Agency graphic novel series. She lives in San Francisco with her partner, comics artist Steve Leialoha.

About the Artists:
Anne Timmons was born in Portland, Oregon, and received her BFA from Oregon State University. In addition to her collaboration with Trina Robbins on the Lulu Award-winning GoGirl!, Anne’s work includes the Eisner-nominated Dignifying Science, as well as Pigling: A Cinderella Story.

mo oh likes to draw. She also likes to read, bake, eat (mostly eat), make plants grow (mainly for eating), and sit in the sun. She recently graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont with an MFA in cartooning and works occasionally as a sketch/concept artist for a small game company. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

About the Publisher:
Graphic Universe™, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, creates high-interest fiction and nonfiction titles through supreme graphic novel artwork and story lines created by experienced artists of this genre. Founded in 1959, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with thirteen imprints and divisions. For more information, visit www.lernerbooks.com or call 800-328-4929

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

CA – Image Comics Signing

December 23, 2011 by  
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Several Image Comics creators including Richard Starkings, Gerry Duggan, Andy Suriano, Blair Butler, and Chris & Shane Houghton sign on Saturday January 21, 2012 at 1pm!

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

NYC – Estonia Signing

December 23, 2011 by  
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Alexander Theroux signs at The Strand on January 19 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

Possessed of a razor-sharp and hyper-literate mind, Alexander Theroux stands beside Thomas Pynchon as one of the sharpest cultural commentators of our time. When Theroux decided to accompany his wife, artist Sarah Son-Theroux, on her Fulbright Scholarship to Estonia, it occasioned this penetrating examination of a country that, for many, seems alien and distanced from the modern world. Estonia: A Ramble Through the Periphery is a travelogue of Theroux’s nine months abroad that brims with anecdotes of his encounters with Estonian people and— in some of its most bitterly comedic episodes— his fellow Americans whom he, at times, feels more alienated from than the frosty, humorless Europeans. Estonia is as biting and satirical as it is witty and urbane; as curious and lyrical as it is brash and irreverent.

Alexander Theroux is an award-winning novelist, poet and teacher whose prose work includes Laura Warholic, or The Sexual Intellectual and the two artist monographs The Strange Case of Edward Gorey and The Enigma of Al Capp. His novel Draconville’s Cap was chosen by Anthony Burgess as one of the 99 greatest post-war novels. He lives in Massachusetts.

Buy Estonia or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. Both options admit one person. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable) will be available for purchase at the event.
The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

CA – Super 8 Screening

Writer-director J.J. Abrams and some of the stars of the film Super 8 speak on Saturday, January 7th 2012 with Hero Complex’s Geoff Boucher in an on-stage interview at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The Q&A session will follow a  7:30 p.m. screening of the retro-spirited sci-fi film by American Cinematheque, the nonprofit, viewer-supported cultural organization  that celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. More details to come at the American Cinematheque website.

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

UK – Habibi Signing

December 23, 2011 by  
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Craig Thompson signs at Gosh Comics from 5pm until 7pm on Monday the 16th Saturday the 21st of January!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

CA – Celebrity Signings

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Tom Morello and Blair Butler both have signings at Golden Apple in January! G4′s Fresh Ink host Blair Butler signs her new comic Heart on Wednesday, January 11th at 6pm. Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and The Nightwatchman) signs his comic Orchid on Saturday, January 14th at 1pm.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

PA – FUBAR Signing

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Jeff McComsey and Steve Becker sign at The Comic Store on Monday December 26, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m!

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The Comic Store hosts a signing of FUBAR-2. This is a collection of zombie stories in a graphic novel format done by numerous artists and writers.

Two of the creators, Jeff McComsey and Steve Becker, will be on hand to sell and personalize a sketch into your own very copy.

The Comic Store
28 McGovern Ave, Station Square, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-8737

Barry Kitson Added to Guest List for Pittsburgh Comicon 2012

December 20, 2011 by  
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Barry Kitson Spider-Man

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We are proud to announce that Barry Kitson is winging his way from the UK to appear in Pittsburgh for the very first time!!  This talented artist of Amazing Spider-man, FF and more adds his name to an ever expanding list of star-studded guests for the 2012 Pittsburgh Comicon, including Stan Lee, J. Scott Campbell, George Perez, Peter Mayhew and others!!  For a full guest list visit www.pittsburghcomicon.com and stay tuned for more exciting announcements for 2012.

Pittsburgh Comicon
April 20, 21, 22, 2012
Monroeville Convention Center

Visit http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com for more!

MN – Sisterhood of Dune Signing

Kevin J. Anderson signs at Uncle Hugo’s on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 5:30-6:30pm!

Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Bookstore
2864 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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