Tom Batiuk signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm!
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of our 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, we will host Tom Batiuk on Saturday, June 8, from 2pm until 4pm, when he will sign The Complete Funky Winkerbean books one and two!
From Comic Book Resources:
For more than four decades, Tom Batiuk’s “Funky Winkerbean” has been a fixture in the comics page of newspapers nationwide. Initially set in high school centered around a group of students and a handful of teachers and employees — including the secretary who actually ran the school and Harry L. Dinkle, the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest band director.” In 1992, Batiuk relaunched the strip, jumping forward in time, something he did again in 2007.
During this time Batiuk has received both praise and criticism for combining dramatic and comedic elements and tackling issues ranging from bullying to teen pregnancy to cancer and death. In 2007, Batiuk was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for “Lisa’s Story,” a story arc in which the character succumbed to cancer. In addition to his work on “Funky,” from 1979-1990 Batiuk wrote the strip “John Darling” and since 1987 has been writing “Crankshaft” for his former classmate Chuck Ayers to draw.
Come meet the creator of one of the nation’s most recognizable comic strips!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Nucleus is very pleased to present a prolific project by one of our favorite artists, Becky Dreistadt. Capture Creatures is a year-long showcase of 151 creatures hand-painted by the artist, accompanied with imaginative stories by her partner Frank Gibson. Raised on a steady diet of cartoons and comics, Japanese and otherwise, Dreistadt has always dreamt of creating her own band of unique animals.
This ambitious project will culminate with an exhibition of all 151 available original 5″ x 7″ works presented in conjunction with the release of a hardcover book compiling the creatures.
Come meet Becky and Frank on opening night as they greets fans and signs copies of her new Capture Creatures book.
Also being released at the opening will be an exclusive Capture Creatures T-shirt, poster, pins/badges, and a new Squrious vinyl toy!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet Becky & Frank and see all 151 creatures in person! Free drinks, snacks, games, and prizes!
Capture the creatures along with the rest of us on the official website: www.capturecreatures.com
More About the Artist:
Becky Dreistadt grew up wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was. Driven by her love of cartoons and animals, she has set out on a quest taking her from her home in Virginia, to school in Georgia, to life in New Zealand and now to ply her craft in Los Angeles.
Primarily a comic artist, Dreistadt’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to New York to New Zealand and Japan. She is mostly known for her online hand-painted comic Tiny Kitten Teeth and its cute companion piece Tigerbuttah. Her work has appeared on comic and poster projects with Adventure Time, animation with Yo Gabba Gabba and the fantasy comic Lookouts with Penny Arcade.
Learn more about Becky Dreistadt’s artwork and products featured at Nucleus here
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Cartoonist Dave Roman signs his new book at The Voracious Reader on May 21st at 4:00pm!
About Dave Roman:
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009. He lives in NYC with his wife, and fellow comic artist, Raina Telgemeier.
The Voracious Reader
1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538
Phone: (914) 630-4581
Author Joe Hill signs at Copperfield’s Books on Thursday May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm!
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952-2994
Kelly Sue DeConnick appears at Ultimate Comics on Friday May 10th for a signing and writing workshop!
Come in this Friday, May 10 for a special event with the writer of Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble & Ghost, Kelly Sue DeConnick!
Kelly Sue will be in the store signing Friday from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm and hosting a Writing Workshop & Discussion Session starting at 6:00 pm! Now is your chance to sit down with one of the industries most innovative creators! Don’t miss out!
6120-A Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Writer Rob Venditti signs at A Comic Shop on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm!
New Green Lantern writer, Rob Venditti, will be at A Comic Shop Wednesday June 5th to sign the first issue of his Green Lantern run!
He’s taking over for Geoff Johns with issue #21, and the ring chose him mainly because of his work on Valiant’s X-O Manowar.
You should also check out his Surrogates (which was made into a Bruce Willis movie) and Homeland Directive.
This will be a FREE signing and meet-up in the Geek Easy during the day with (green) food and beer specials and then a Green Lantern themed after party.
The party isn’t going on too late because it’s a Wednesday and Rob and I are going to Heroes Con the next day!
Come by and have a great time with a great guy. You can also warn him not to screw up Green Lantern, he can take it, he can overcome great fear!
A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
Artist Matt Bryan and writer Mike McCubbins sign at Star Clipper on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm!
After a very successful kickstarter campaign, Book of Da will see its official release at Star Clipper on Saturday, May 18 from 5 to 9 pm.
A mysterious being is controlling the emotions of the sea. One courageous diver goes in search of the truth. But the deeper he gets, the more troubled the waters become.
Meet the local creators, illustrator Matt Bryan & writer Mike McCubbins, and get your copy of Book of Da autographed.
Note: Local kickstarter backers will be able to pick up their pre-bundled Book of Da packages at the signing with no additional fees.
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110
Mur Lafferty signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 7:00 until 9:00 pm!
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of our 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, we will host a release party for Mur Lafferty’s new book, The Shambling Guide to New York City! The event will be from 7pm until 9pm on Saturday, June 1. What’s the book about? Here you go:
A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city – for the undead!
Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can’t take off her resume — human.
Not to be put off by anything — especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker — Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble — with Zoe right in the middle.
We’ll have copies of the book on hand, and we’d love you to come down and meet the author! This is a prose novel, not a comic, though it does sport a fantastic cover by noted comic artist Jamie McKelvie!
Plus, check it out: the book is already getting good reviews! Publisher’s Weekly listed The Shambling Guide as one of the best summer books of 2013!
Mur Lafferty is an author and podcaster based in Durham, NC. She is the host of the I Should Be Writing podcast and a two time John W. Campbell Award nominee.
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Third Eye Comics of Annapolis, MD, Cards, Comics & Collectibles of Reisterstown, MD, Laughing Ogre Comics of Lansdowne, VA, and Comics & Gaming of Gainesville, VA, have all come together to support a charity convention being held this Saturday in La Plata, MD.
The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con, which will be held on May 11, 2013, was founded in 2012 to benefit the Archbishop Neale School (ANS) in La Plata. The mission of the show is to create a fun and memorable event for fans and collectors of all ages that supports the educational and spiritual goals of ANS.
In its second year, the show will be expanding to feature more than 80 tables with more than 30 different vendors, as well as 13 artists from as far away as New York City, including Frank Cho, the creator, artist and writer of Liberty Meadows and the artist and writer of Marvel Comics’ new Savage Wolverine comic, who is being sponsored by Cards, Comics & Collectibles. In addition, Jerry & Penelope Gaylord and Brian Turner, artists on Boom! Studios’ Fanboys vs. Zombies, NFL Rush Zone, and Adventure Time, will be appearing courtesy of Third Eye Comics.
“We love seeing new conventions pop up, and the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic-Con in La Plata, MD is one of the most promising new shows we’re doing in 2013,” said Steve Anderson, owner of Third Eye Comics. “With superstar Frank Cho, and a retailer’s room of the best vendors the area has to offer, we know this is going to be the first of many awesome shows we do with ANS.”
“I knew of this show last year but was unable to go,” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles and show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Lots of my closest dealer friends had great things to say about the show and the cause. This year, we are coming full force with lots of product and we are all really excited.”
In addition to the vendors and artists, the show will also feature screenings of some rare and unusual films and a sneak-peak of the new documentary Plastic Galaxy – The Story of Star Wars Toys, with a special Q&A session with director Brian Stillman, as well as a game demo of the Conquest Tactics CCG by developer Andy Niggles. Additional programming includes: panels and presentations, silent auctions, door prizes, great food, and the 501st Legion!
“I am really looking forward to this event,” said Gary Dills, Owner of Laughing Ogre Comics. “Any time you can put great people together with a great cause, everyone wins. I am happy to be involved with such an endeavor!”
“We’re looking forward to a great show with an even better cause,” said Tim Chillemi of Comics & Gaming.
The Archbishop Neale School is located at 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata MD, 20646. Convention hours are from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and admission is $5 for adults and children over 10 (children 10 and under are free). All proceeds from admissions, vendors fees, and silent auctions directly benefit Archbishop Neale School.
Andy Park, Bryan Andrews, Federico d’ Alessandro, Josh Herman, Phil Saunders, Rodney Fuentebella, and Ryan Meinerding appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday May 18th for a panel and signing from 6:00PM – 9:00PM!
IRON MAN 3 is a highly anticipated film set after the events that occurred in The Avengers, Tony Stark faces a powerful enemy, the Mandarin. Left only to rely on his instincts, he must embark on a harrowing quest to find those responsible for destroying his personal life and is confronted with the question does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit?
Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboards, and visual development team.
Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Iron Man 3 book.
Some production art by the featured panelists will be on display.
$5 Admission at the door includes 1 raffle ticket for the chance to win an exclusive limited Iron Man print signed by the Visual Development artists.
Additional raffle tickets available for $2
Seats are limited, standing room available.
Andy Park (Concept Illustrators)
Bryan Andrews (Storyboard)
Federico d’ Alessandro (Marvel Head of Visual Development)
Federico d’ Alessandro (Storyboard)
Josh Herman (3-D Modeler)
Phil Saunders (Concept Illustrators)
Rodney Fuentebella (Concept Illustrators)
Ryan Meinerding (Marvel Head of Visual Development)
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801