NYC – The Glorkian Warrior Book Release Party

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Cartoonist James Kochalka (American Elf) appears at Bergen Street Comics to sign his new book The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Maine Comics Arts Festival 2014 Announces Guests

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics.

For our 2014 show MeCAF is moving to a new venue: The Portland Company Complex located at 58 Fore Street in downtown Portland, ME. This wonderful waterfront facility offers more exhibition space, free WiFi, as well as attached panel and workshop areas to accommodate our growing festival. The festival opens to the public at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. Admission is only $5.00. Children 12 and under get in free.

Guests include Kazu Kibushi (Amulet, Harry Potter), Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Colleen AF Venable (Guinea PIg: Pet Shop Private Eye), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning), Joe Quinones (Marvel and DC Comics artist), Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb (Adventure Time), Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks), Maris Wicks (Primates), and over 100 other comics creators! More to be announced soon!

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SF – Endless Night with Barron Storey

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The Cartoon Art Museum concludes the public programming for its historic exhibition Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman with critically acclaimed artist Barron Storey on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:00 till 9:00 pm.  An illustrator, graphic novelist, and noted educator, Storey has created award-winning artworks for the covers and pages of Time, National Geographic, and Saturday Review, among others. The artist’s paintings are held in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the National Portrait Gallery. Storey’s  published journals include Life After Black and The Marat/Sade Journals.

Storey will discuss his legendary artistic career, including his uniquely ongoing relationship with Despair that spun from his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on the award-winning graphic novel Sandman: Endless Nights, featuring Storey’s stunning “Fifteen Portraits of Despair.”  Attendees will get an insider’s look at Storey’s Despair Journals on April 12.

Advance tickets can be purchased here:  Admission is $10 for the general public, and free for Cartoon Art Museum members plus one guest.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

MD/VA – FCBD: Lumberjanes Signing

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Brooke Allen and Grace Ellis appear on Saturday May 3rd for a signing of the first issue of their new series, Lumberjanes, at Big Planet Comics in College Park, MD from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm and at the BPC store in Vienna, VA from 2:00 till 4:00 pm! Plus it’s Free Comic Book Day!

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

 

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

CA – Shutter #1 Signing

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Joe Keatinge (GLORY) and newcomer artist Leila Del Duca appear at Beach Ball Comics on Friday, April 11th, starting at 5:00 pm to sign their new urban fantasy adventure series, SHUTTER #1. World famous explorer and photographer Kate Kristopher’s call to adventure launches when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she’s worked to protect and in a world filled with demons, gorgons, and phantom ninjas, her globetrotting adventure is only just beginning.’

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

OH – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) signs at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm!

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West Shore UU Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116

CA – Deadpool #27 Signing

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Artist Scott Koblish signs at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, April 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate Deadpool’s nuptials!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

OH – The Brian Michael Bendis Experience

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bendis2Brian Michael Bendis appears at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Thursday April 3, 2014 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM!

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Brian Michael Bendis (CIA Class of 1991) is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He’ll share his wit and wisdom – and maybe even a little career advice – with aspiring graphic novelists and comics lovers in this visiting artist lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Bendis is most recently the writer of All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, bringing about a new Renaissance for the X-Men franchise. He also launched a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy series as Marvel Comics gears up for the Disney motion picture of the same name. All three books debuted at number one on national sales charts.

Bendis completed nine years at the helm of Marvel’s popular Avengers franchise by writing every issue of the New Avengers, plus debuting the hit books Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Dark Avengers, along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects Avengers vs X-Men, House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, Age of Ultron, and Siege.

Cinematheque presents Checefsky
Make an evening of it: stick around after Bendis’s talk for The Cinematheque’s presentation of The Films of Bruce Checefsky, starting at 6:45pm. Learn about the other side of CIA’s mild-mannered gallery director who, for the past 13 years has moonlighted as a maker of short, independent films that have shown widely around the world. For more information, including ticket prices, click here.

Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 421-7000

CA – Imaginary Friends Art Exhibition

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Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

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Wrought from the depths of our creativity, imaginary friends have been steadfast companions through amazing journeys and have helped to overcome unbelievable hardships. Despite being figments of our imaginations, these fantastical comrades cultivate immense growth and represent very real bonds.

Inspired by these unreal friendships, award-winning children’s book illustrator Dan Santat‘s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend weaves a tale about companionship, courage, and finding one’s place in the world.  Beginning on an island far away where imaginary friends are born, one patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when Beekle is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match.

In conjunction with the release of Dan Santat’s book, Nucleus celebrates these not-so-real friendships with a roster of some of our favorite artists, including noteable children’s book illustrators, who would like to introduce all of us to their very own imaginary friends. Join us opening night as we pay tribute to friends both real and imagined.

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Adam Rex
Ako Castuera
Alina Chau

Anna Chambers
Anne Benjamin

Calef Brown
Camille Andre
Corinne Reid

Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Dan Santat

Daniel Brassette
Daniella Volpari
Dave Roman

Genevieve Godbout
Israel Sanchez

Jaime Zollars
Jake Parker

Joy Ang
Lorena Alvarez

Matthew Cordell
Maxime Mary

Nate Wragg
Nicole Gustafsson
Pascal Campion

Seb Mesnard
Tuna Bora
Yohan Sacre

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

NH – Eplis #2 Signing

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Emily and Jeremy Drouin sign at Village Comics Saturday April 5th from 1:00 till 4:00 pm for the premiere of EPLIS 2!

Village Comics
196 Rt 101, Bedford, NH 03110

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