MO – Multiple Warheads Signing

Brandon Graham signs at Star Clipper Comics on Friday October 26, 2012 as part of the Multiple Warheads launch tour.

Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314)725-9110

PA – The Power of Procrastination Signing

Cartoonist Jorge Cham speaks and signs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stemmler-Dunlop Auditorium on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Press Release:

Come enjoy a night of laughter as Jorge Cham, creator of the immensely popular PhD Comics (Piled Higher and Deeper), satirizes graduate school life.

In this talk, he recounts his experiences bringing humor into the lives of stressed out academics, examines the source of their anxieties and explores the guilt, the myth, and the power of procrastination.

Along with his online comics, he is a high demand speaker who has spoken at over 70 campuses worldwide. The talk will be followed by book signing, free food and drinks and opportunities to interact with the man himself.

Preregistration required. Click here to register and print your ticket.

 

OR – Prophet Release Party and Art Exhibit

Farel Dalrymple and Joseph Bergin III sign at Floating World Comics on Thursday, October 4th, from 6:00-10:00pm for a Prophet #29 release party and art exhibit!

Press Release:

The new Prophet series by Brandon Graham has been one of the most exciting comics in the past year. The epic sci-fi series highlights Brandon’s cosmos-building concepts as well as artwork from a team of awesome artists including Simon Roy, Giannis Milonogiannis, Farel Dalrymple, and Brandon Graham himself. October 4th, we will display original artwork from the latest issue, Prophet #29 and celebrate the book release with artist, Farel Dalrymple and colorist, Joseph Bergin III.

BIO INFORMATION:

Farel Dalrymple – Originally from Oklahoma “by way of California”, Dalrymple is one of the founders of the New York City based Meathaus Colllective.  He attended New York’s School of Visual Arts as an Illustration major and was awarded the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal in 2002.

Best known for his work on Pop Gun War, Prophet, and Omega the Unknown, Farel also contributed to DC’s alt-anthology Bizarro World, Strange Tales, Marvel Comics’ new alt comics anthology, and Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman.

Farel’s new comic It Will All Hurt is updated regularly on the Study Group Comics website. He is currently working on a new original graphic novel called The Wrenchies, which will be published by First Second books.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

MA – Graphic Novels: Drawing the Story Panel

Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Chip Kidd, and Gabrielle Bell appear at the Old South Church Sanctuary in Copley Square on October 27, 2012 at 2:30pm as part of Boston Book Festival.

Press Release:

The brilliant Chris Ware will present Building Stories, described by Publishers Weekly as “the graphic novel of the season or perhaps the year…Ware takes visual storytelling to a new level of both beauty and despair. Charles Burns will show The Hive, volume two of the highly acclaimed X’d Out comic book. Legendary designer and writer Chip Kidd will present Batman: Death by Design, his architecture-themed Batman comic. And one of the brightest young stars of the genre, Gabrielle Bell, will show The Voyeurs as an opening act for the session. Hosted writer and critic Eugenia Williamson. Sponsored by the Boston Phoenix.

Old South Church Sanctuary
645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Boston Comics Roundtable Unleashes Hellbound III at MICE 2012

September 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Massachusetts

Press Release:

The Boston Comics Roundtable, in partnership with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of Hellbound III: Darkness, an anthology of all-new horror comics by artists and writers from greater Boston.

The Art Edition of Hellbound III: Darkness will debut on Saturday September 29 at the third annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), and be available at selected comics shops in the region and online. The Art Edition, at 8.5 x 11 inches, features black and white art with a  wraparound full color cover nearly a yard long, designed by Roho and featuring art by Jerel Dye. Following this initial printing, a regular edition will be available at local comic stores, shows, and online.

The Boston Comics Roundtable’s annual Hellbound collections have won the praise of many comics critics. Roz Young at Sequential Tart called last year’s edition “a wonderful set of frighteningly fiendish stories.” Brigid Alverson at Robot 6 wrote, “The craftsmanship in this volume is impressive.” Jen Vaughn of the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont called the collection “perfect for the horror fan.” That edition, Hellbound II, was nominated for a New England Art Award in the category of best book.

Hellbound III: Darkness continues in the same horrifying tradition with eleven chilling tales that examine the darkness that lies within all of us. These gruesome narratives feature some of New England’s best artists and writers. Tak Toyoshima, creative director at Dig Publishing, offers a quick taste of zombies. Poet and “horror burlesque” impresario Janaka Stucky teams with tattoo artist Josh Wallis for a story set in a mortuary. Lindsay Moore, Donna Martinez, and Joey Peters explore the dark side of high-school overachievers. Even baseball gets the horror treatment in “America’s Pastime” by Stephen Cartisano and Ellen T. Crenshaw.

The creators work in a variety of styles. Kimball Anderson’s “No, He Can Come” uses totally black backgrounds while James the Vampire’s art may look light and airy but hides terror underneath. Jacob Oley and Gregery Miller collaborate on a nightmarish character sketch named “Vimshaw.” Alison Burke and Tara Harris of Arrocomic.com explore the woods at night. Joshua D. Hoaglund’s “Vengeance” and Adrian Rodriguez’s “Pedestrian” are both nearly wordless, with one story taking place on a whaling ship and the other in a modern city. Jon Clark’s “Void” closes out the volume with the chilling words of a love too far.

The editorial team for Hellbound III included Jerel Dye as story editor and Kyle Anderson as art editor with supplied additional illustrations by Gregery Miller and Roho. This volume was designed and produced by Uruguay born Roho, owner/publisher of River Bird Comics and creator of Hellbound.

The Art Edition of Hellbound III: Darkness costs $25.00 and it’s available for preorder here.

CA – Jonny Negron Art Show

Press Release:

Secret Headquarters is extremely excited to announce an art show and book release party with the one and only Jonny Negron on Friday October 5th at 7:00pm! SHQ will be his only stop in Los Angeles, so this is your chance to meet the man. Come grab a drink, a copy of his killer new book and, if you’re lucky, one of the gorgeous pieces of art that will be for sale.
From PictureBox: An acclaimed “master of voluptuousness” in the tradition of Robert Crumb and Tom of Finland, his highly erotic drawings occupy a space that draws from fashion drawings, video games, manga, and street art. Negron is his first book and explores the ample proportions of his vision. It features all-new drawings and comics. This is a guide to his brave new world, produced in as lush a package as the women in his work: printed on high-gloss paper, this dust-jacketed paperback is an art object unto itself.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

NYC – Thrilling Adventure Hour in the Club

Ben Blacker & Ben Acker (Thrilling Adventure Hour) appear on the Comic Book Club podcast with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!

Fontana’s
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Valiant Heads to NYCC 2012 with Signings, Exclusives, and More

Summer of Valiant
Press Release:
VALIANT Heads Into NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2012 With Signings, Exclusives, and More!
Get ready because the entire Valiant Universe is heading to New York Comic-Con (NYCC), the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting pop culture event! Join Valiant’s creators and staff from Thursday, October 11th through Sunday, October 14th for a weekend packed with exclusive merch, signings, and news direct from the heart of the Big Apple.
Kick off the show with a bang and join Valiant on Friday, October 12th at 2:45 pm at “The Future of Valiant” panel to hear all of the exclusive news and announcements behind the next great happenings in the Valiant Universe! Featuring Joshua Dysart (Harbinger), Justin Jordan (Shadowman), Duane Swierczynski (Bloodshot), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong), Executive Editor Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, this is the one-and-only place to discover what 2013 holds for Valiant’s greatest heroes.
All weekend long, stop by the Valiant booth (#1220) to catch up with the creators and characters behind the Valiant Universe with non-stop signings and con-exclusive offerings, including blank cover double-sided flipbooks, Valiant t-shirts, and “The Summer of Valiant” Collected Edition  – a limited edition, square-bound collection of Valiant’s first four #1 issues. And check out Valiant’s hottest new releases with a FREE Valiant Preview Edition, starring X-O Manowar and Shadowman!
Be sure to swing by any of Midtown Comics’ three Manhattan locations to pick up a FREE copy of Bloodshot #1 with purchase of any NYCC ticket (while supplies last). Tickets are going quickly, but Midtown still has four-day passes available at all locations! VisitMidtownComics.comNewYorkComicCon.com and ValiantUniverse.com for more information.
We’ll see you at NYCC!

Wil Wheaton 8th Cast Member to Join Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunion at Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2012

Press Release:

‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ ‘Stand By Me’ Star Wil Wheaton Added To Wizard World Austin Comic Con Lineup

Eighth Cast Member To Join 25-Year ‘TNG’ Reunion At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28

Wil WheatonNEW YORK and AUSTIN, September 26, 2012 – Wil Wheaton, who starred as a teenager in the classic coming-of-age film Stand By Me in 1986 and a year later earned an important role in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will appear at next month’s Wizard World Austin Comic Con.  Wheaton joins seven other “TNG” cast members in a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the start of the landmark series, Oct. 26-28 at the Austin Convention Center.

Wheaton portrayed Wesley Crusher, son of Dr. Beverly Crusher (played by Gates McFadden) in the show.  Other fellow “TNG” cast members scheduled for Austin include Patrick Stewart (Capt. Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Marina Sirtis(Counselor Deanna Troi) and Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data).

Wheaton is also known for popular roles as Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers (1991) and portraying himself on the series “The Big Bang Theory.”  He is an avid blogger, with frequent postings at Wil Wheaton Dot Net and WWdN: In Exile.

In addition to Wheaton and the rest of the “TNG” crew, top celebrities scheduled to attend include Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” True Lies), WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science), Michael Rooker (“The Walking Dead,” Cliffhanger) and the Boondock Saints trio of Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, among others.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, Oct. 28, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

MA – Sailor Twain Signing

Mark Siegel signs at Brookline Booksmith on Monday October 15th at 7:00pm for the release of the new graphic novel, Sailor Twain or The Mermaid in the Hudson.

In this haunting, beautiful graphic novel, which Rachel Maddow calls “addictive” and John Irving calls “gripping,” Siegel (Moving House) tells the tale of a steamboat sailor on the Hudson river a hundred years ago, and the mermaid he found there.

Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908

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