Phil Jimenez speaks at the California College of the Arts on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00pm!
Join us for an evening with Eisner-nominated comics superstar, Phil Jimenez! This is a presentation and discussion about art and comics, moderated by CCA faculty Justin Hall, that you don’t want to miss!
Meet us on CCA’s SF campus in TIMKEN HALL for this super exciting event! The event is free and open to the public.
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Born and raised in southern California, and trained at NYC’s School of Visual Arts, Phil Jimenez has worked in comics since 1991. He first gained recognition for his work on Tempest. His later works including pencilling stints on The Invisibles, JLA/Titans, and Planetary/Authority. Phil finished a two year run on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman, worked with Grant Morrison on New X-Men, and co-authored The DC Comics Encyclopedia. He is also the penciller on DC’s Infinite Crisis.
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
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Wizard World Relaunches Mobile App In Time For Ohio Comic Con!
The Official “Wizard Cons” mobile app has relaunched,with schedules, profiles, news, photos, maps, notifications and more in time for this weekend’s Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, Friday through Sunday in Columbus.
A must-have for attendees to get the most out of events before, during and after each show, the first version of the free app was a big hit in Chicago, and the relaunch has even more useful features, like “Find Me,” highlighting your chosen celebrities, artists, fan communities and exhibitors on the floor map. Priceless!
GET YOUR OHIO COMIC CON TICKETS HERE!
On this afternoon, the Force will be with you! It’s Star Wars Reads Day, and we’re offering all things Star Wars. Meet costumed characters. Try your luck at Star Wars origami (paper-folding projects from a galaxy far, far away…). And help us greet author Jeffrey Brown, celebrating his book, Darth Vader and Son.
123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540
Mark Siegel signs at Books & Books on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 4:00pm!
Mark Siegel’s web comic Sailor Twain: Or the Mermaid in the Hudson is being published in hardcover print this October and Siegel will be appearing in WHB for a discussion and signing of the anticipated graphic novel. The story takes place one hundred years ago when, on the foggy Hudson River, a riverboat captain rescues an injured mermaid from the waters, a notoriously reclusive author makes a public debut, and a French nobleman seeks a remedy for a curse. Their lives entwine and race to an unexpected collision, with elements of Poe, Twain, Hemingway, and Greek mythology. Siegel is also the editorial director of First Second and illustrator of To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel.
Books & Books Westhampton Beach
130 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo has released their Panel and Workshop Schedule for 2012
12:00PM – 12:50PM
2:30PM – 3:20PM
3:30PM – 4:20PM
11:00AM – 11:50AM
Health, illness, and the physical body are major themes in many graphic novels (such as Cancer Vixen, Epileptic, and Stitches). Doctors, patients, and health educators are getting involved with comics as teaching tools and as a method of self-expression and exploring physical and mental conditions.
Moderator: Cathy Leamy Panelists: Kriota Willberg, LB Lee, Paige Warren.
12:00PM – 12:50PM
You have your first paid drawing gig … now what? A panel of working cartoonists discuss the challenges and rewards of drawing for a living in the fields of comics, illustration and animation. Topics will include how to balance creativity and professionalism, what to expect in various fields of employment, and some helpful anecdotes from the artists’ careers.
Moderator: Zack Giallongo Panelists: Shelli Paroline (artist, Kaboom! Studios), Keith Zulawnik (artist, Fablevision), Renee Kurilla (artist, Fablevision, Simon & Schuster), Ming Doyle (artist, Marvel, IDW)
1:00PM – 2:15PM
For twenty years, stylistic chameleon R. Sikoryak has been producing literary adaptations in comics form that parody the tics and tropes of classic cartoons; these are collected in Masterpiece Comics (Drawn and Quarterly). He will discuss his work and process, as well as his varied freelance career for Nickelodeon, The New Yorker, The Daily Show, and much more, in a special slideshow presentation.
2:30PM – 3:20PM
3:30PM – 4:20PM
Religion intersects comics and comics intersect religion in a multitude of ways. Enter into a discussion with regional comics creators and scholars on the promise and the peril of these engagements. Moderator A. David Lewis asks the panel whether comics is just another medium and religion just another topic — or whether the two are innately bound to each other.
Moderator: A. David Lewis Panelists: Charles Schneeflock Snow, Box Brown, David Wolkin
4:30PM – 5:20PM
Artists who use “fine arts” techniques to make comics… artists who use comics techniques to make “fine art” …an art gallery director who hangs comic art on her gallery’s walls… What are the boundaries between fine arts and comics? Are there any? Should there be any? Whatever the answers may be, we’ll look at and discuss some fine comics art and some comical fine art.
Moderator: Tim Finn Panelists: Doug De Rocher, EJ Barnes, Adrienne Nunez, Ansis Purins, Raul Gonzalez, Cathi Chang
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Sunset Branch of San Francisco Public Library on Monday October 1, 2012 at 7:00pm. Yang says on his website, “Specifically, I will address approaching comics as a writer. Drop by and say hi, especially if you’re interested in writing for comics!”
How do graphic novels get made? Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of the Printz Award-winning graphic novel American Born Chinese and recently Level Up, will demystify the inner workings behind this increasingly popular narrative art form.
Renowned for his sensitive depictions of adolescence and mixing of magical realist elements with the everyday to demonstrate the difficulties of growing up as an Asian American, Yang will discuss his own work and the emerging graphic novel medium.
Gene Luen Yang’s works include The Eternal Smile (winner of the Eisner Award), Prime Baby (serialized in The New York Times), Level Up (now in stores), and Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise (from Dark Horse Comics). When he’s not making comics, he teaches at Bishop O’Dowd High School. Visit his site at geneyang.com.
A book sale and signing follows the program.
Sunset Branch of San Francisco Public Library
1305 18th Ave, San Francisco, CA
ORLANDO MEGACON ADDS WIL WHEATON TO ITS ALREADY SPECTACULAR LINEUP!!
MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event make new additions to its already spectacular lineup. MegaCon will take place March 15th – 17th, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Megacon is happy to add to its comic guest list: Ed McGuinness, Mark Bagley, Frank Cho, Bob Layton, Mike Perkins and Michael Lark
Other comic book guests include:
Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Chris Claremont, Mike Choi, Andrew Robinson, Steve Epting, Andy Price, Doug Sneyd, Jose Delbo, Matteo Scalera, Steve McNiven, Michael Atiyeh, Jimmy Cheung, George Pérez, Gail Simone, Mike McKone, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Brian Pulido, Brandon Peterson, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Billy Tucci, Georges Jeanty, Tim Townsend and Craig Boldman
MegaCon is happy to include:
Star Trek:TNG’s “Wesley Crusher” Wil Wheaton
Lexx’s “Giggerota” Ellen Dubin
Farscape’s “Chiana” Gig Edgley
Tara Strong – My Little Pony
John DiMaggio – Futurama
DC Douglas – Mass Effect 2-3
Joel McDonald – Panty & Stocking
Cristina Vee – Modoka Magica
Other Media guests include:
Harry Potter’s “Fred & George Weasley”: James and Oliver Phelps
Star Trek:TNG cast members; Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and John DeLancie, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Dean Cain, Battle Star Galactica’s “Saul Tigh”: Michael Hogan, Star Wars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, Incredible Hulk: Lou Ferrigno, Teen Wolf, Slingblade, F Troop: James Hampton, Ghost Hunters’ International: Paul Bradford, Scott Tepperman
Back by popular demand Frenchy and the Punk plus new to MegaCon The Ken Spivey Band
Other events include: MegaCon video gaming and the Supercon 2K series provided by National Video Gaming Association and Vibras Five.One, RPG, LARP, card and miniature gaming events, children events provided by the Skiffytown Heroes, Speed Dating, anime events, belly dancing, Indy Film Festival, movie trailers screening room, Saturday evening dance, late night adult only dance, and professional panel room.
The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.
Orange County Convention Center
March 15th – 17th, 2013
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Creator/Artist Marc Silvestri and writer Matt Hawkins sign at Phat Collectibles on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 2:00pm until 5:00pm. They will give away FREE copies of the new Cyberforce #1! Also the first 25 people in line will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri and the first 100 people will receive a free exclusive print with a Minimum purchase of $10.00.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
Wizard World’s Programming for the Ohio Comic Con 2012 Includes Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, and CM Punk
Press Release: (Editor’s Note: This information has been updated and edited to reflect Stan Lee’s cancellation.)
Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® Q&A’s, Costume Contests Top Wizard World Ohio Comic Con Programming Schedule
Interactive Celebrity Panels, Sessions Led By Superstar Artists, Kids and Adult Costume Contests, Kids Day Sunday Highlight Special Programming, Sept. 28-30
NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 21, 2012 – Interactive Q&A discussions with all the event’s top celebrities, superstar artist sessions and costume contests for adults and children are among the highlights on the special programming schedule at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, set for Sept. 28-30, 2012, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Patrick Stewart, Eliza Dushku, Val Kilmer, WWE® Superstar CM Punk® and others will answer fans’ questions in panels that are often surprising and always entertaining.
Some of the most interesting scheduled sessions include:
- Celebrity Q&A’s featuring Stewart, Dushku, Lee, Val Kilmer, Punk, Dean Cain, and Boondock Saints actors Norman Reedus,Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco
- Artist sessions focusing on various facets of the industry: breaking into the industry by Neal Adams; pitching publishers by Tyler Kirkham; crafting stories by Michael Golden; reflecting on Spider-Man with Humberto Ramos and Paul Jenkins
- Kids Day on Sunday, with a full slate of activities specially designed for the youngsters
- “Drink and Draw” event featuring many of the top artists in a more casual setting
- Music, prizes and fun at the always unpredictable Wizard World Masquerade Party
- It wouldn’t be Wizard World Comic Con without cosplay and costume contests – adults on Saturday night, kids on Sunday
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated Programming Room (Room E172) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Many are included as part of standard Wizard World Ohio Comic Con admission; VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities. Seating for panels is strictly limited and available on a first come first serve basis and each room will be cleared between panels. Programming subject to change; attendees should check the schedule board on site for updates.
Programming at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con is available in detail at http://www.wizardworld.com/
Friday, September 28
9-11:00 p.m., Wizard World Drink & Draw (Ballroom Foyer, 2nd level)
Saturday, September 29
11 – 11:45 a.m., Storytelling With Michael Golden: Taking It To The Next Level (Room E172)
12 – 12:45 p.m., Eliza Dushku Q&A (Room E172)
1:00 – 1:30 p.m., WWE® SUPERSTAR CM PUNK® Q&A (Room E172)
2 – 2:45 p.m., Humberto Ramos & Paul Jenkins (Room E172)
3 – 3:45 p.m., Star Trek Panel W/ Patrick Stewart & John De Lancie (Room E172)
4 – 4:45 p.m., Alan Davis Q&A (Room E172)
5 – 5:45 p.m., Val Kilmer Q&A (Room E172)
6 – 6:45 p.m., The Boondock Saints Q&A (Room E172)
7 – 9 p.m., Wizard World Adult Costume Contest (Room E172)
9 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Wizard World Masquerade Party (Tavern on Front)
Sunday, September 30
10 – 10:45 a.m., VAMPIRE LORE AND OTHER URBAN MYTHS AND LEGENDS W/DR. REBECCA HOUSEL (Room E172)
12 – 12:45 p.m., Neal Adams Q&A (Room E172)
1 – 1:45 p.m., Dean Cain Q&A (Room E172)
2 – 2:45 p.m., Wizard World Kids Costume Contest (Room E172)
3 – 3:45 p.m., Crazy Coasters with COSI (Room E172)
Stewart, Punk®, Dushku and Cain headline the Wizard World Ohio Comic Con celebrity roster. They will be joined by many of the world’s greatest comics creators, exhibitors and thousands of fans in a celebration of all things pop culture in an expanded format, which now includes a preview on Friday evening and two full weekend days.
Top creators include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Alan Davis (“Captain America,” “Thor”), Eisner Award nominee Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Impulse”), Eisner Award winner Jenkins (“Spider-Man,” “Hulk”) and many others.
Wizard World Ohio 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. Show hours are Friday, Sept. 28, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more on the 2012 Wizard World Ohio Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/
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.
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