Artist and co-creator SEAN DOVE appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of BROBOTS!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Writers Elyssa East, Erica Wright, and Alex Segura discuss the rewards and challenges of writing in multiple genres at Word Bookstore on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Moderated by Ricardo Maldonado. Sponsored by Guernica Magazine.
Erica Wright’s latest crime novel is The Granite Moth (Pegasus Books). Her debut, The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books), was one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Books of Summer 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press). She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books.
Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Miami crime novel Silent City, the first in a series featuring Pete Fernandez. Silent City and its sequel, Down the Darkest Street, are out this year via Polis Books. He has also written a number of comic books, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed Archie Meets Kiss storyline, the “Occupy Riverdale” story and the upcoming Archie Meets Ramones. He lives in New York with his wife. He is a Miami native.
Elyssa East received her B.A. in art history from Reed College and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has received awards and fellowships from The Corporation of Yaddo; the Ragdale, Jerome, and Ludwig Vogelstein Foundations; Columbia University; the University of Connecticut; and the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. Elyssa’s book, Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, interlaces murder, legend, and history in a Massachusetts ghost town. It was recently awarded the 2010 L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for the best work of non-fiction about New England. Dogtown was also named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards and an Editors’ Choice selection from the New York Times Book Review.
Ricardo Alberto Maldonado was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He is the translator of Dinapiera Di Donato’s Collateral (Akashic Books/National Poetry Series) and the recipient of fellowships in poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Queer Arts Mentorship. He is managing director at the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center.
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
Writer Mario Candelaria and artist Karl Slominski appear at East Side Mags for a signing of ASHES on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 1:00 till 5:00 PM!
Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were more like family, and being a firefighter came naturally. Then the accident happened. Now, after the loss of his leg, Matt struggles to cope with his new handicap as he attempts to rebuild his shattered family and once budding career.
Mario Candelaria (Unlawful Good, Epilogue) is a writer and stand-up comedian who is constantly on the lookout for new and imaginative ways to bring an authentic perspective into his work. Originally hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Mario currently resides in suburban Philadelphia where he spends his days honing his craft and trying to figure out what exactly a “Wawa” is.
Karl Slominski (Golgotha, Run Like Hell) is a fringe comics creator whose work has illuminated everything from the depths of underground illustration to the technicolor sidewalks of your favorite neighborhoods. His relentless punk work ethic & ink-slinging have left experts stunned and theorize that he’s not of this earth. He currently resides in Upstate New York where he continues to lose sleep to his lifelong endeavor of forwarding the medium of comics.
Karl will be sketching for free but if you want to go “all in” for an AMAZING full watercolor commission ON THE SPOT, you’re looking at a bargain of $40!
East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Boston Comic Con is thrilled to announce the appearance of stars from each of the CW’s highly successful DC Universe television shows. These additions expand our already stellar Celebrity Guest line-up.
Caity Lotz is an American actress, dancer, martial artist, singer, and model. She is known for her roles in AMC’s Mad Men and as Officer Kirsten Landry in MTV’s mockumentary series Death Valley, as well as roles in movies including The Pact, The Machine, Battle of the Year, and the sci-fi thriller 400 Days. Caity currently stars as Sara Lance (a.k.a. The White Canary) in CW’s hot new TV show, Legends of Tomorrow, a character she began playing as a recurring role on Arrow.
Robbie Amell is a Canadian actor and model best known to fans for his recurring role as Ronnie Raymond (a.k.a. Firestorm) on CW’s The Flash. His previous TV appearance include The X-Files, True Jackson VP, 1600 Penn, Revenge, and the lead role on The Tomorrow People. His film roles include Left for Dead, Max, The Duff, and Freddie in Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster.
Ciara Renée is an American actress, singer and musician. With Broadway roles as The Witch in Big Fish and the Leading Player in Pippin to her credit, as well as her portrayal of Esmeralda in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ciara is best known to comic book fans for her role as Kendra Saunders – aka Hawkgirl in CW’s show Legends of Tomorrow. She has played Hawkgirl in three different series – appearing in both Arrow and The Flash before starring in Legends of Tomorrow.
All three will appear on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th to meet fans, sign autographs, and pose for photos. Prices and schedules will be announced closer to the convention. Full media guest list at the link…
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 120,000 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. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Golden Apple Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 7, 2016 with several creator signings.
SHANNON LEE (Series Creator & Writer)
BERNARD CHANG (Cover Artist, Wonder Woman, etc.)
Signing copies of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises
CHRISTOS GAGE (Daredevil TV, Buffy, Avengers, etc.)
Signing copies of ROM: Space Knight #0
2PM: Wonder Woman 77′ Crew:
*Free Batman/Superman Comic
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Wexner Center for the Arts for a free lecture on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM!
Asian Americans represent one of the largest demographics working in today’s US comic book world. How did they come to be so involved in this medium, and what does their work as writers, artists, editors, and publishers mean for the industry? At this free lecture, award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will explore these issues by discussing prominent Asian American cartoonists, the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics, commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art, and how being an Asian American has shaped his own work in comics.
The creator of American Born Chinese (2006), Boxers and Saints (2013), Secret Coders (2015), Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, and DC’s Superman among many other acclaimed comics, Yang was recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. Teens interested in comics are invited to register for a free workshop with Yang; space is limited, so register now at the link. A book signing will follow the event.
Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Good Grief!: Children and Comics (opening June 10) and the Children’s Literature Association’s national conference (at Ohio State June 9–11; visit childlitassn.org/2016 for details).
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Beginning in 2016, Kids Read Comics’ annual two-day comics celebration, hosted by the wonderful Ann Arbor District Library, will have a new name: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).
The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.
What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).
So join us as Kids Read Comics celebrates eight years of bringing comics excitement to Michigan libraries, when we inaugurate the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18 & 19, 2016 at the Ann Arbor District Library.
Keynote speakers at A2CAF 2016 will be Cece Bell, whose comics memoir El Deafo was named a Newbery Honor Book, and the children’s author Tom Angleberger, writer and illustrator of the bestselling Origami Yoda series.
Other guests include Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet), Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware), Ruth McNally Barshaw (The Ellie McDoodle Diaries), Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales), Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), J. Torres (Alison Dare), Katie Shanahan (Silly Kingdom), Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes), Kean Soo (March Grand Prix), Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles), and many more!
Please go to the website for full details: a2caf.com
Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Alleycat Comics on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to sign the first issue his new Dark Horse series MAE!
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will talk about and sign copies of his new book, The Fireman, at the Coralville Public Library on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
The Fireman is a novel about a terrifying worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes. The pandemic is caused by Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that tattoos its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Joe Hill is the author of NOS4A2, Horns, and Heart-Shaped Box. He is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He lives in New England.
A reception will follow the reading and signing. Books available from Prairie Lights Bookstore.
Coralville Public Library
1401 5th St, Coralville, Iowa 52241
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday May 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM to sign the BRAND NEW Fistful of Blood TPB and all your favorite TMNT comics and trades!!
San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106