RI – RISD Animation Lecture

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Animation artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda speak at the Rhode Island School of Design on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30pm!

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The Illustration Department is very pleased to announce a joint talk by award-winning artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda. The lecture is free and open to the general public, though seating is limited, so please arrive early!

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Bryan Konietzko will give a slide lecture at RISD’s Main Auditorium on Wednesday, February 4th, at 7:30pm. He will discuss the artwork and development that went into the five-year production of Legend of Korra, as well as provide advice for getting into and thriving within the animation industry.

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Phil Rynda will talk about his career in animation as well as his character design process. Specifically Phil will talk about how and why he puts “character” and personality before design. He will show examples from his own work as well as other examples. All to be followed by an open Q+A.

Rhode Island School of Design
17 Canal Walk Providence, RI 02903

 

 

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Actors Appear at Anime Boston 2015

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Voice actors Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Koki Uchiyama have been announced as Anime Boston 2015 as Guests of Honor.

Born in 1960 at Shizuoka Prefecture, Hamamatsu City, Kazuhiro Furuhashi began his career as an animator on Ranma ½, before moving onto production. His directorial debut was in 1990 with the Ranma ½ Hot Song Contest OVA.  Since then he has directed numerous works, including Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

His most notable directorial work includes the entire run of the popular Rurouni Kenshin, Hunter x Hunter, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Real Drive and Amatsuki.

Koki Uchiyama is a Japanese voice actor whose voice can be recognized in many popular anime characters today, including Banagher Links from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

His voice can also be heard in the Kingdom Hearts Series as Roxas and Ventus, Soul Eater Evans in Soul Eater, Makoto “Smile” Tsukimoto in Ping Pong: The Animation, Kaito Tenj? in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal and Kei Tsukishima in Haikyu!! among many others.

About Anime Boston:
With nearly 25,500 attendees in 2013, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2015 is scheduled for Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

MI – Lumberjanes Signing

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Artist Carolyn Nowak appears at Vault of Midnight on  Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm to sign LUMBERJANES!

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Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

IL – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears in conversation with Lynne Thomas at The Art Institute of Chicago on Friday, February 13th at 6:00 PM! Tickets available at the link.

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In Understanding Comics Scott McCloud made it cool to take comics seriously. Now the man hailed by graphic icons from Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore is back with a brand new graphic novel, five years in the making! The Sculptor reworks the classic tale of an artist willing to do anything to succeed, including making a deal with Death. Lynne Thomas, author of Chicks Dig Comics, joins McCloud on the CHF stage to discuss life in and outside of comics.

This program will have an opening act by cartoonist, filmmaker, and performer Lyra Hill. A book signing will follow the program.

Current Charter Humanists receive Red Badge access.

The Art Institute of Chicago – Rubloff Auditorium
230 S. Columbus Dr. Chicago, IL 60603

WA – Deadpool Signing

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Actor/comedian Brian Posehn appears at I Like Comics for a signing on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm! Mr. Posehn is known in the comics world for writing both The Last Christmas from Image and Deadpool (3rd series) from Marvel. He has also appeared as a recurring character on New Girl, The Sarah Silverman Program, Just Shoot Me, and Mission Hill. In addition to countless other TV appearances, he is a highly sought after stand-up comedian and voice actor.

This event is FREE however, if you’d like a chance to catch one of his amazing stand-up acts from at Helium from Feb 5th – Feb 7th, click the link for tickets.

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I Like Comics
2101 E 4th Plain, Vancouver, Washington 98661
(360) 852-8890

CA – Rick Remender Book Club

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Writer Rick Remender appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss two of his series from Image Comics, BLACK SCIENCE and DEADLY CLASS!

PLEASE NOTE! This is an RSVP-required event. If you don’t already have a spot reserved for this one, please stop in at Beach Ball Comics, call the store at 714-826-6127, or drop an email at bbc@cornerstorecomics.com to get on the list. RSVP’ing on the Facebook event page does NOT secure you a spot.

Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

TN – Watchmen Colorist Signs

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Colorist John Higgins appears at Rick’s Comic City on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM. He has worked on Watchmen, The Killing Joke, Before Watchmen, Hellblazer, The Boys, War Stories, Jonah Hex, and Judge Dredd and is the creator of Razorjack just to name few projects. He will have prints and artwork for sale.

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Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Rd Suite 3, Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-7890

CO – Themis Comix Signing

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Jason Montoya and Christopher M. Salas sign at Muse Comics + Games on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM!

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Muse Comics
1350 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 573-7096

DC – March: Book 2 Signing

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Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin appear to speak about March: Book Two on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

This event has reached capacity in the Pearl Bailey Room. There will be additional seating available in the restaurant, where you will be able to listen and watch via video stream. Space in the restaurant will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All attendees will be able to be part of the book signing – all welcome! Books avialable via Politics & Prose.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 636-7230

IL – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Meet Gene Luen Yang, award–winning author and nominee for the National Book Award, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. He will discuss Boxers and Saints and describe the genesis of the two-volume graphic novel project about the Boxer Rebellion. He’ll talk about why historical events intrigue him and what he learned while researching. Lang’s talk will be followed by questions from the audience and a book signing. Open to all ages.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-5910
847-392-0100

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