South Shore Comic Con Debuts This Weekend

Press Release:

South Shore Art Center presents the first South Shore Comic Con on Saturday December 3rd from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with over twenty comic artists who will be at tables, signing and selling their zines, original art, and talking about the craft of comic book storytelling. Panels and workshops will be in the art Studios throughout the day. The event was initiated by the Art Center’s cartoon instructor Tak Toyoshima, who discovered many of his students had never set foot in a comic book store. Tak is the artist behind the syndicated daily cartoon Secret Asian Man, and is a Hanover resident and his day job is the Creative Director for Rustic Marlin.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. The first 20 kids get a free South Shore Comic Con tee shirt thanks to Goodwin Graphics, the perfect item to get autographed by artists at the show.

000-sshorecc-2016Confirmed artists are:

  • Barrington Edwards and Cagan Luse
  • Jesse Lonergan
  • Dan Mazur, The Boston Comics Roundtable
  • John Carvajal and Brittney Sargent
  • Tony Sedani
  • Jimmy Curtis and Joe Daxberger
  • Brian Connolly
  • Mike Doherty
  • Kat Klockow
  • Brendan Tobin
  • Patt Kelley
  • Joey Peters
  • Jerel Dye and Jesse Lonergan
  • Jon Dorn
  • E. J. Barnes
  • Kyri Lorenz and Daniel Welch
  • Frankie B Washington
  • Jessica L Metcalf and Joshua Falkenburg, Books By Bella

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Workshops & Panels In the Studios

11am to noon (Workshop)

Drawing from Reality for Fantasy

Barrington Edwards

Studio tips and techniques as well as hands on workshop drawing models, sculptures, and objects and how to use them to shape a more fantastical comics world.

 

noon to 12:30pm (Panel)

The Boston Comics Roundtable

Dan Mazur, E.J. Barnes, John Carvajal, Jesse Lonergan, Jerel Dye

Discussion on the importance of community and collaboration.

 

2pm to 3pm (Workshop)

Intro to Manga Drawing!

Kat Klockaw

Fun hands on drawing lesson on the basics of one of the most popular comic styles in the world: Japanese manga.

 

3pm to 3:30pm (Demo)

How to Make Comics … Not Just Draw Them

Kyri Lorenz and Mike Doherty. Demo on how to expand your comics beyond the traditional stapled together booklet.

 

South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
(781) 383-2787

SF – King of the Hill 20th Anniversary Reunion

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Mike Judge, Pamela Adlon, David Herman, Toby Huss, Kathy Najimy, and Stephen Root. appear on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM for a “King of the Hill” 20th Anniversary Reunion and Live Read.

That boy ain’t right! Hard to believe it’s been twenty years and 258 episodes since Hank Hill and his family hit the airwaves! To celebrate the milestone, SF Sketchfest is proud to welcome creator Mike Judge (who also voiced Hank) and original voice actors Kathy Najimy (Peggy Hill), Pamela Adlon (Bobby Hill), Stephen Root (Bill Dauterive), Toby Huss (Khan Souphanousinphone, Sr.) and David Herman (Buckley) for an evening of conversation, Q&A and a live read of a classic “King of The Hill” episode!

This show is part of the 16th Annual SF Sketchfest. It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person! SFSketchfest.com.

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

OR – Wonder Woman ’77/Bionic Woman #1 Signing

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Writer Andy Mangels appears at Excalibur Books & Comics on Wednesday, December 7th from 5-8pm to sign Wonder Woman ’77 and The Bionic Woman from Dynamite Comics!

Excalibur Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

SF – Kentucky Fried Movie Screening

000-ky-fried-movieJohn Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm to host a 40th anniversary screening of The Kentucky Fried Movie!

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun!” and Landis went on to direct “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Clue,” “Three Amigos!” and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see.

Click the link for tickets ($25)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

TX – Hook 25th Anniversary Screenings

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Dante Basco (Rufio) and James Madio (Don’t Ask) appear at Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday, December 3, 2016 to host screenings of HOOK in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary. Tickets available at the link…

Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas / Fort Worth)
100 S. Central Expressway Suite 14, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 534-2120

SF – SF Sketchfest Tribute: Aisha Tyler

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SF Sketchfest is delighted to host a tribute to American talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, director and Bay Area native Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk, Friends) on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

CA – TMNT: Shadows of the Past Launch Party

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Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and editor Bobby Curnow appear on Friday December 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to debut the all new game, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past” from IDW Games!

Note: Kevin will NOT be signing any OUTSIDE material at this event. Only items purchased in the SDCAG Gift Shop the night of this event will be signed.

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

SF – Jeff Goldblum Performs

0000-Jeff-GoldblumJeff Goldblum appears with his jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra at the Swedish American Hall on Saturday, January 14, 2016 from 7:30pm – 9:00pm!

Press Release:

With film credits including “Jurassic Park,” “Independence Day,” “The Fly,” “The Big Chill,” “Igby Goes Down,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Le Weekend;” theatre performances including “The Pillowman,” “Speed the Plow” and “Domesticated;” and television appearances including “Portlandia” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Will & Grace,” Jeff Goldblum now brings his jazz band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, with whom he performs regularly at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table and Stage, to SF Sketchfest for two shows at the Swedish American Hall. Goldblum will take your questions, ask you trivia questions, and play classic jazz.

The evening will feature Goldblum on piano, John Storie on guitar, James King on tenor saxophone, Tim Emmons on bass and Kenny Elliott on drums.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest!

Get tickets at the link!

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

OR – Laid Waste Launch Party

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Julia Gfrörer appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday December 3rd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of her new book Laid Waste from Fantagraphics!

In a plague-ravaged medieval city, survival is a harsher fate than death. As corpses accumulate around her, Agnès, a young widow possessed of supernatural strength, must weigh her obligations to the dead and dying against her desire to protect what little remains. Laid Waste is a graphic novella about love and kindness among vermin in the putrid miasma at the end of the world. As with her evocative debut book, Black is the Color, Julia Gfrörer’s delicate, gothic drawing style perfectly complements the period era of the book’s setting, bringing the lyricism and romanticism of her prose to the fore.

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

SF – Anne Rice Signing

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Author Anne Rice appears at the Aquarium of the Bay to introduce and sign her new book – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30PM.

Tickets available from Book Passage: $20 (includes entry to aquarium and a $5 voucher towards book purchase)

At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent—and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis deepens Rice’s vampire mythology as it brings together the ancient worlds and beings of the Vampire Chronicles and opens up to us a whole new universe of characters, history, storytelling, and legend. Anne Rice is the author of thirty-five books.

Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 623-5300

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