CA – Table Taffy Signing

Sean “Cheeks” Galloway and Ryan Benjamin sign at Stuart Ng Books on Saturday August 4, 2012 from 12 noon to 2pm where they will be signing their new Table Taffy books. They will add a sketch in this book and you may request a character of your choice! You can pre-order your copy to be shipped or picked up at the store.

Book 1 has Gumshoes issue 1 and Pancratia issue 1 along with sneak peaks to more Little Big Heads and much more!

Book 2 has behind-the-scenes stuff like process and a ton of backgrounds and character designs.

Ryan is “a professional comic book artist. Image, Wild Storm, Marvel and DC to name a few. I am always drawing something. I also do allot of 3d animation in Lightwave. I am also a conceptual artist for various companies. Right now I am with Sony.”

Sean works primarily in animation as a character designer. His work is evident on the Hellboy animated films and the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. He has also contributed to DC Comics (Teen Titans Go, Wednesday Comics).

Stuart Ng Books 
20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
(310) 909-1929

OR – Judgment at Proteus Signing

Author Timothy Zahn signs at Powell’s Books on Thursday, August 2nd at 7:00PM.

In Timothy Zahn‘s Judgment at Proteus (Tor), the Quadrail that connects the 12 civilizations of our galaxy has been the locus of a battle for dominance fought mostly unnoticed by humankind. But Frank Compton of Earth, who has fought on the front lines, discovers that the Shonkla’raa, an ancient enemy thought to be long dead, is rising again. If Compton can’t stop them, the Shonkla’raa will decimate all who oppose them, destroying the Quadrail and billions of lives.

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Portland, OR
(800) 878-7323

FL – Gambit Signing

Artist Clay Mann signs at Epic Comics on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

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Epic Comics
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828

RI/MA – Hic & Hoc Mini Tour

Lauren Barnett and Alabaster sign at Ada Books on Friday August 24th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and at Million Year Picnic on Saturday August 25th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Ada Books
717 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 432-6222

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


CA – Fallen Superheroes Signing

Eric Curtis, Scott Allen Perry, Adam Mock, and Doug Jones sign at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Special Event
Using superheroes as allegory, this colorful photo narrative explores the not-so-glamorous and dark realities of those who strive to live their dreams against all odds. Visit Barnes & Noble for a fascinating discussion of Fallen Superheroes.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Friday Night with Stan Lee at the Baltimore Comic-Con 2012

Press Release:

Comics industry legend Stan Lee is back at the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con! Taking place September 8-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore, Stan Lee will be appearing at the show on Saturday, September 8th. As an added bonus, VIP Gold Ticket holders are afforded a very unique opportunity to attend a special panel with Stan Lee and friends followed by a meet and greet with Stan Lee.

On Friday, September 8th, Stan Lee will participate in an off-site limited-access Q&A panel and meet-and-greet along with newly-expanded special guests Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Frank Cho, Barry Kitson, Mark Buckingham, Larry Hama, and Roger Stern. Only guests with a VIP Gold Ticket will have access to this very special event. As an added bonus, Stan plans to do a signing for VIP Gold Ticket holders so that they won’t have to wait in his line on Saturday!

In addition to General Admission tickets for Saturday, Sunday, and both days, Stan Lee VIP and VIP Gold Tickets are available at, and Stan Lee signature tickets from Desert Wind will be available via the same link shortly.

VIP Ticket holders receive:

30-minute early admission on both days of the show
One (1) item SIGNED by Stan Lee – Saturday only
One (1) PHOTOGRAPH with Stan Lee – Saturday only
Fast track access to for Stan’s signing line and his photo line – Saturday only
Priority Seating at Stan’s panel on Saturday
Stan Lee t-shirt courtesy of StylinOnline

VIP Ticket purchasers will receive details (times, places, etc.) approximately 1 week before the show.

VIP Gold Ticket holders receive:

EXCLUSIVE Friday-night Q&A panel at the hotel of Stan Lee and friends, including Walt Simonson, Louise Simonson, Herb Trimpe, Frank Cho, Barry Kitson, Mark Buckingham, Larry Hama, and Roger Stern.
EXCLUSIVE “meet and greet” with Stan and Guests following the panel.
EXCLUSIVE Signing time where Stan will sign the VIP Gold member’s ITEM at the Friday event! (Skip the Saturday line entirely!)
Plus all benefits of the VIP Ticket holder:
30-minute early admission on both days of the show
One (1) item SIGNED by Stan Lee – Saturday only
One (1) PHOTOGRAPH with Stan Lee – Saturday only
Fast track access to for Stan’s signing line and his photo line – Saturday only
Priority Seating at Stan’s panel on Saturday
Stan Lee t-shirt courtesy of StylinOnline

VIP Gold Ticket purchasers will receive details (times, places, etc.) approximately 1 week before the show.

Tickets for photo and autograph sessions with Stan Lee for Saturday only will be available at the show while supplies last!

“We’re so excited to provide this limited opportunity to Stan’s super-fans,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’ve found a great way to provide much-requested Friday programming and provide special value in doing so. It’s the chance of a lifetime.”

With Stan Lee returning as Guest of Honor this year, tickets are sure to sell fast, so please visit for more information about our VIP packages and to purchase your tickets online!

This year’s confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee (Saturday only!); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel Artist); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Mark Buckingham (Fables, Doctor Who); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic; Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (; David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

The Orlando Comic Expo to Debut in September 2012 with Bob Camp, Ben Templesmith, Ron Wilson, and More

Orlando Comic Expo

Press Release:

The Orlando Comic Expo is Coming Soon
July 23rd, 2012 – The Orlando Comic Expo will debut on September 23rd, 2012!

With a large selection of vendors selling comic books, action figures, cards, games, manga and Star Wars items there will be something for everyone. A fine foray of local writers and artists will be exhibiting their works, selling original artwork and commissions. In addition, an art contest and costume contest will be held for any attendee to participate in and have the chance to win convention cash! Whether you are a collector, aspiring artist, or just want to enjoy the sights that are included in a convention filled with a hodgepodge of costumed heroes (and villains) walking around—chances are that the Orlando Comic Expo will make for a fun-filled day with family and friends!

Be sure to arrive early to pick-up a FREE Orlando Comic Expo exclusive poster featuring the Fantastic Four’s mighty clobberin’ hero, “The Thing”! The poster was created by Marvel Comics artist, Ron Wilson (who will be in attendance).

In addition, the Orlando Comic Expo has teamed up with Orlando-area comic book store, “A Comic Shop” to host a “Pre-Show Party” on Saturday, September 22nd from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening surrounded by other like-minded pop culture fanatics, guests of the show and other cool characters. The beer is FREE, courtesy of the Orlando Comic Expo (IDs will be checked at the door).

The Orlando Comic Expo will feature the following industry professionals that attendees are invited to meet, greet, and commission artwork from at the convention:

  • – Bob Camp: Artist, cartoonist, writer, director, and famed co-creator of “Ren and Stimpy”
  • – Richard LeParmentier: Actor who portrayed Darth Vader’s dissenting “Admiral Motti” in Star Wars: A New Hope. Recipient of Darth Vader’s force-grip and the infamous, “I find your lack of faith disturbing”.
  • – Ron Wilson: Legendary Marvel Comics artist.
  • – Ben Templesmith: Co-creator of “30 Days of Night” and nominee for the highly esteemed “Eisner Award”.
  • – Nalini Krishan: Actress who portrayed Jedi, “Barriss Offee” in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
  • – Christian Slade: Former Disney animator and artist known for his popular all-ages graphic novel, “Korgi”.
  • – Richard Livingston: Concept artist and former Disney layout artist (credits include: Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch and Brother Bear).

The Orlando Comic Expo will be on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Doubletree Hotel (formerly the Crowne Plaza) near the Orlando International Airport. Admission is $10 for adults and admission is FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE.

DoubleTree Hotel (near Orlando airport)
5555 Hazeltine National Drive
Orlando, FL 32812

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IN – Little Guardians Signing

Writer Ed Cho and artist Lee Cherolis sign on Wednesday August 29th at Downtown Comics in Indianapolis (11 East Market Street) from 10am to 2pm and then at the Downtown Comics in Castleton (5767 East 86th Street) from 4pm to 8pm. They will have the book and buttons and maybe even some Little Guardians prints not yet available in their store.

Downtown Comics
11 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204


MD – Fever Dreams of Organic Machines Art Show

Rafer Roberts opens a solo art show at the Common Grounds Gallery inside VisArts at Rockville with a reception on Friday August 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00pm.

A fervent reader of comics since an early age, Rafer has been creating comics for most of his life. Mostly known as the creator, writer and artist of the underground comic PLASTIC FARM, Rafer is also the man behind NIGHTMARE THE RAT as well as the former editor of Washington DC’s MAGIC BULLET comic newspaper. He currently lives in western Maryland with his wife and muse and their several cats.

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VisArts Center
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

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