SF – Graphix Signing

    

Doug TenNapel, James Burks, and Raina Telgemeier sign at Green Apple Books on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm.

Press Release:

Green Apple is thrilled to welcome back graphic novelist Raina Telegemier and to host for the first time Doug Tennapel and James Burks in a kid-friendly artistic extravaganzza taking place on our mezzanine on Saturday, September 8th. These three talented artists and writers (authors of such popular graphic novels as Smile, Ghostpololis and Bird and Squirrel) will talk about their books, give some demonstrations, sign their books and take questions from fans. This event is sure to be a fun Saturday afternoon destination (hint: steer the kids toward the mezzanine and browse nearby). Call or place an order online today to reserve copies of any of these books in advance — we’ll see you there!

Green Apple Books
506 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-2324

Dragon*Con 2012 Art Show

Press Release:

The Atlanta area art collectors are once again thrilled to bring a stellar display of comic and fantasy art your way at Dragon*Con 2012. This year our theme is the art of science fiction in books, magazines, comic strips, and comic books and we have a vast array of work from across all four mediums from the likes of Jeffrey Jones, Roy Krenkel, John Berkey, Gil Kane, Kelly Freas, Tim Truman, Frank Frazetta, Al McWilliams, Al Williamson, and many many more.  The gallery will be set up in artists alley all day in Grand Hall East of the Hyatt Regency on Saturday September 1, 2012 and it’s a great opportunity for original art collectors to meet, greet, and see some great art!

CA – Forest Carousel Art Show

Becky Dreistadt and May Ann Licudine appear at an opening at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

 Press Release:

Nucleus is delighted to present Forest Carousel – a stunning duo exhibition featuring two of our favorite artists. Becky Dreistadt and May Ann Licudine (a.k.a. Mall) take us on a colorful journey into an enchanted forest that is bursting with fascinating creatures and surprises. The artists have brought life to an imaginative cast of characters that find themselves in the center of a magical and mysterious carnival deep within the woods.

About the Artists:

Primarily a comic artist, Becky Dreistadt’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to New York to New Zealand and Japan. She is mostly known for her online hand-painted comic Tiny Kitten Teeth and its cute companion piece Tigerbuttah. Her work has appeared on comic and poster projects with Adventure Time, animation with Yo Gabba Gabba and the fantasy comic Lookouts with Penny Arcade.

Mall is a freelance illustrator based in La Union, Philippines. In 2001, she graduated from the University of the Philippines College in Baguio, where she earned her degree in Fine Arts. Since graduating, her whimsical pieces, which often depict her charming characters Babu and Abu on a fanciful adventure, have been showcased worldwide. The artist says she is heavily inspired by her own dreams, nightmares, nature and folk music.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

ON – Tomi Ungerer Signing

Illustrator Tomi Ungerer signs at Little Island Comics on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00pm.

Press Release:

Tomi Ungerer is perhaps the most famous children’s book author you have never heard of. Just over 50 years ago, Ungerer landed in New York City with only $60 in his pocket and a suitcase full of drawings. A brilliant illustrator, he became an overnight sensation. Ungerer went on to publish an astonishing 80 books in ten years, including beloved classics Moon Man, Otto, and The Three Robbers.

The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are honoured to host Tomi Ungerer for a special signing event at Little Island Comics on Saturday, September 8th, at 2pm in Little Island Comics’ event space. Ungerer will be signing copies of all of his work, including his work for adults, and a wide selection of books will be available for sale at the event.

The Three Robbers in particular remains one of our favourite children’s books carried at the store, and its darkly humourous message and brilliant and evocative illustrations have made it a classic for generations of parents and children since its original publication in 1962.

Tomi Ungerer is in Toronto as part of the promotional tour for the new film Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story, a documentary about his life and work screening as part of TIFF. While this film is definitely intended for an adult audience, Ungerer’s work has a broad appeal and this signing is intended for readers of all ages.

ABOUT TOMI UNGERER
Tomi Ungerer (b.1931) was born in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France. He moved to New York City in 1956 and instantly found success as a caricaturist, illustrator, and children’s book author. As graphic artist he created advertising campaigns for Willy Brandt and The New York Times. In 1998 he was awarded the Hans Christian Anderson Award for Illustration, which is the Nobel Prize of the world of children’s literature. He now divides his time between Strasbourg and Ireland.

ABOUT FAR OUT ISN’T FAR ENOUGH: THE TOMI UNGERER STORY
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story” is a brilliant, original and highly engrossing feature-length documentary depicting the life and times of the best-selling children’s author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer. This French artist’s wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art and biting social satire is fully explored in this entertaining, 98-minute film which will have its North American premiere at TIFF 2012. While you may not be familiar with Ungerer or his work, you will quickly be entranced by the force of nature that is Tomi Ungerer.

Little Island Comics 
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

CA – Ukiyo-e Heroes Art Show

Jed Henry opens a solo exhibition at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

Press Release:

Japanese wood block prints are a historical art form, combine it subtly with some of the most iconic Nintendo characters and you have a poetic and beautiful amalgamation of visual and pop cultures.

Meet the artist Jed Henry as he will be visiting the gallery from Utah to exhibit some of his latest Ukiyo-e illustrations!

* All Ukiyo-e Hero artwork exhibited will be available as prints for sale.

* Only available to attendees, encounter the real thing – actual woodblock prints of the ‘Rickshaw Cart’ design will be on sale. (shown above) Very limited stock will be available so be among the first to purchase and take home this signed and sealed work of art hand carved and printed in Japan, by master craftsman David Bull.

* See how woodblock printmaking was done hundreds of years ago. Shot on site in Tokyo, our video documentary will show you the step-by-step process.

* Hear special soundtrack of Nintendo music themes played in traditional Japanese style instruments and styles.

* Refreshments and snacks served.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Atomicon XXVIII Comics Expo (October 2012)

Atomicon

Dear Comics Fans: The Jersey Shore’s LONGEST-RUNNING Comic Book Show RETURNS to the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, N.J. (Exit 63 on the GSP) when Atomicon XXVIII Comics Expo takes place on SATURDAY, OCT.6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

   *Low LOW Admission Price!: Admission is STILL Just $2 for Adults and Teens, leaving YOU with MORE to SPEND in our comfortable Dealers Room on TENS of THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), DVDs, Toys, Action Figures, and all manner of Comics Collectibles!

*Free, Free, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids 12-and-Under! FREE Parking at the Con hotel! FREE Gifts at the door for the first 100 patrons!

   *Dandy DOOR PRIZES: (a) Our “infamous” Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $125 in cover-price Comics inside!),(b) Bat-Bux $howca$h (Gotham City banknotes, good like REAL cash anywhere in the Dealers Room!), (c) Gas Card GiveAway: for ONE Lucky Winner, Free GAS for the return trip home! (d) Indian Summer Door Prize: a special “pre-Silver Age” Comic Give-away (wait ’til you see what it is)!

   *Great GUEST CREATORS: Meet-and-greet Fandom’s Elite! See Creatrive Folk in person and in action: signing autographs, sketching for fans, selling original art and special publications! Confirmed Guests: DC Inker BOB PETRECCA (Batman, Green Lantern, Justice League)…Artist SCOTT BARNETT (Dead Man’s Party)…

   *Easy ACCESS: Use Rt. 72 (east-west) and either the Garden State Parkway or Route 9 (north-south) to get to the show. No car? No problem! Use the Atlantic City/Lakewood Rt. 9 Bus and ask the driver to stop at Rt. 72! The Con hotel is about 1 long block away on the SW corner!

   *Our HOST HOTEL: The Holiday Inn of Manahawkin is a FIRST-CLASS facility, with indoor pool and spa, sports-bar and lounge, and indoor, full-service restaurant! Make a “Comic-Book-Safari” weekend out of it and plan your end-of-summer getaway NOW!

   *For over a DOZEN years (and over TWO DOZEN shows), Atomicon has been your GUARANTEE for Always-Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! It’s our Last Blast of the Season…and an Indian Summer event you WON’T want to miss! So be there, Kemo Sabe…or Be SQUARE!!  -  S.P.P. Promotion Team

Atomicon flyer

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (February 2013)

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Maryland

Convention Name
Comic book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/03/2013
About This Convention
Come join us before the big game! Dealers will be selling Golden Age to current books along with non-sports cards, supplies, art and much more.
Dealers from around the region will be setting up, this is your chance to find those back issues you have been looking for. Admission is still only $3

Hope to see you there!

Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
15101 Sweitzer lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
20
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (January 2013)

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Gaming, Maryland

Convention Name
Comic book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
01/06/2013
About This Convention
Join us for our first show of 2013. Delaers will be selling Golden Age to current books, along with non-sports cards, supplies and much more. Admission is still only $3 and discount fliers can be picked up at most local comic book stores.
Bring your lists this is the best place to find those back issues you are missing. Hope to see you here!
Venue Name and Address
Crown Plaza Timonium
2004 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Maryland 21230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming

NJ – WildPig Comics Grand Re-Opening

Fred Hembeck, J.K. Woodward, and Bill Ellis sign at WildPig Comics on Saturday September 15, 2012.

WildPig Comics
14 South Michigan Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (November 2012)

Convention Name
Comic book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
http://www.clandestinecomics.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/11/2012
About This Convention
This is Maryland’s longest running one day show and will feature dealers from around the area selling-trading and buying comics. Comics from our era’s Golden to last weeks books will be available. Along with non-sports cards and other related material. Need supplies stop by and see what is available.We hope to see you at our last show of the year!
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn
15101 Sweitzer lane
Laurel, Maryland 20707
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
20
Projected Attendance
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles

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