AZ – Fifth Assassin Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer signs at The Poisoned Pen on Monday, January 21st at 6:30 pm!

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The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd STE 101, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

NYC – Art of Betty and Veronica Signing

 

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Dan Parent, Fernando Ruiz, Victor Gorelick, and Craig Yoe appear at the Strand on January 10th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM.

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Press Release:

If you were a fan of Archie Comics as a kid, are a fan now, or are just a general comic book lover, you’ll enjoy this evening in the Rare Book Room. Victor Gorelick, the Editor-in-Chief of Archie Comics, along with Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz, writers/cartoonists of the strip, and Craig Yoe, a comic book historian and archivist, will talk in depth about the popularity, longevity and influence that the Archie Comic strip has had on popular culture.

Buy a copy of The Art of Betty and Veronica or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

NM – The Art of Narrative Exhibit

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Guest curator Jimmy Palmiotti and special guest Amanda Conner open an exhibition of comic art at Stranger Factory on Friday January 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Press Release:

Calling all comic book nerds, Stranger Factory is kicking off 2013 with a bif! whap! pow! and BANG with The Art of Narrative, a comic arts exhibition curated by industry giant Jimmy Palmiotti (Deadpool, Ghost Rider, Jonah Hex, Punisher, Painkiller Jane). Showcasing narrative-based art and illustration from an amazing group of critically-acclaimed comic book and fine artists, The Art of Narrative celebrates a cross-section of artists and illustrators in the industry who are not only masters of storytelling, but elevate comic art beyond its commercial graphics roots and into a higher form of artistry.

The exhibition will present original works by Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Geoff Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy), Dave Taylor (Judge Dredd), Bill Ward (Torchy), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Brad Walker (Guardians of the Galaxy), John Buscema (Conan The Barbarian), Klaus Janson (Batman), Sanjulian (Devlin’s Luck), Raffa Garres (Wolverine), J.G. Jones (Wanted), Chris Sprouse (Tom Strong) and Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), among others.

The Art of Narrative opens Friday, Jan. 4th with a reception from 6pm to 9pm. Jimmy Palmiotti and his partner in crime, Amanda Conner, will be in attendance.And it doesn’t stop there: in conjunction with this exhibit, Stranger Factory will host a special 2-hour writing workshop with Jimmy Palmiotti on Sunday, Jan. 6th. The workshop will discuss creating your own characters and intellectual property and how to sell it beyond the printed page. With Palmiotti’s wide range of experience in writing and creating for comics, video games, television and films, attendees will have a chance to gain first-hand industry knowledge to help with their own careers. Palmiotti has worked with a number of the top publishers and intellectual property holders in the world, and during this workshop will offer artists valuable information and coaching on creating, protecting, and monetizing their work.

Tickets are $50 per person, and space is very limited. To reserve your tickets, please contact the gallery at strangerfactorysales@gmail.com or (505) 508-3049 as soon as possible!

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

TX – Superior Spider-Man Signing

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Ryan Stegman the artist behind Marvel’s upcoming smash hit Superior Spider-Man signs and sketches at Legacy Comics on January 9th!

Legacy Comics
5901 McPherson Road, Suite #2B, Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 723-4420

MA – Hoax Hunters Signing

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Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley continue the Hoax Hunters signing tour at Larry’s Comics on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11:00am – 3:00pm!

Larry’s Comics
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850

WA – Problematic Signing

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Jim Woodring signs at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, January 12th from 6-9pm!

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

NYC – Star Wars Launch Party

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Writer Brian Wood celebrates the release of Dark Horse Comics’ ALL-NEW Star Wars #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm!

Get 15% off ALL Star Wars products! Get 25% off ALL Star Wars products for anyone in costume!

Test your Star Wars Trivia knowledge in the Midtown Comics Star Wars Trivia Contest starting at 7:30!
You could win cool Star Wars prizes from Midtown Comics and Dark Horse!

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

WA – Eat More Bikes Signing

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Press Release:

The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is proud to present a homecoming event with artist Nathan Bulmer, former-Seattleite now-Brooklynite, on Sunday, December 30th, signing from 2:00 to 4:00 PM!

Bulmer has had work published in MAD Magazine, Time Out New York, Seattle Magazine, and The Comics Journal, and has a brand-new collection out now titled Eat More Bikes, from our dear friends at Koyama Press! Much like his web-comic of the same name, the all-new cartoons contained inside traffic in the same absurdist humour.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

CA – Scoundrels Signing

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Timothy Zahn signs at Books Inc on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7pm!

Hugo award winning author Timothy Zahn takes us back to a galaxy far, far away for an adventure with Han Solo, Chewy, and Lando Calrissian in his latest book, Star Wars: Scoundrels. Plus, we are very excited to be welcoming the Golden Gate Garrison of the 501st Legion. Tim Zahn + Stormtroopers = Awesome!

For more information on the 501st legion visit: www.501st.com

Books Inc.
301 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA

Bill Willingham, Steve Niles & More Guests Join Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that Bill Willingham, Mike Choi, Steve Niles, Eric Basaldua, and Joe Quinones are the latest additions for the 2013 show which will be held on April 20-21! Previously announced guests include George Pérez, Mike Mignola, Sergio Aragones, Amanda Conner, Mark Bagley, Don Rosa, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amy Reeder, and many more!

Eric Basaldua broke into comics in 2000 working for Top Cow Productions with founder Marc Silvestri. He has drawn many fan favorite titles including Hunter-Killer, Tomb Raider, The Darkness, Witchblade, and Grimm Fairy Tales. Most recently his sexy women have graced covers for Image, Marvel, Zenescope, and more.

Mike Choi is a comic book artist known for his work on books such as Witchblade, X-23, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Force. He has worked for Top Cow, Marvel, and DC Comics producing covers for many top selling titles, including Dark Avengers, Cloak and Dagger, Dark Wolverine, Green Lantern, Vampirella, Cyberforce / Hunter-Killer, and War of Kings.

Joe Quinones is a Boston local artist who is on the rise in comics. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in Wednesday Comics. Recently his covers have graced titles for all the major companies including Hack/Slash, Star Wars: Knight Errant, and Amazing Spider-Man.

Steve Niles is a writer of comics, novels and films. Best known for works such as 30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Simon Dark, Mystery Society, and Batman: Gotham County Line, he is credited among other contemporary writers as bringing horror comics back to prominence. His currently working on Frankenstein: Alive! Alive! with Bernie Wrightson.

Bill Willingham is the creator of the immensely popular title Fables, a re-imagining of fairy tales characters in the modern world, as well as its spin-offs Jack of Fables and Fairest. His career began in the 80s writing and drawing Elementals for Comico. He has also written for several other titles including Robin, Shadowpact, Angel, Proposition Player, and Justice Society of America.

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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