OH – Asian Americans and Comics

geneYang350Cartoonist 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!

Press Release:

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).

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Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3535

Guests Announced for A2CAF 2016

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Press Release:

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

 

IL – Mae #1 Signing

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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!

About 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…

Alleycat Comics
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-3404

IA – The Fireman Signing

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Press Release:

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
(319) 248-1850

CA – Fistful of Blood‬ Release Party

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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
(858) 270-1315

MA – Moby Signing

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Musician Moby appears at Brookline Booksmith on Friday May 20th at 7:00 pm to sign his new memoir PORCELAIN.

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late ’80s and ’90s. Moby’s voice resonates with honesty, wit, and, above all, an unshakable passion for his music that steered him through some very rough seas.

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Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

CA – FCBD: Stan Lee & More Signing

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This year, THE COMIC BUG isn’t “doubling down” on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, it’s TRIPLING DOWN with free comics, artists and activities happening on THREE stages to scratch your geek itch throughout the day!

STAN LEE is coming to The Comic Bug courtesy of his convention Stan Lee’s Comikaze for Free Comic Book Day! Comikaze has arranged with Stan to give 100 lucky Comic Bug fans a FREE autograph!! Raffles to be held on Free Comic Book Day! To enter to win, you must come to Free Comic Book Day at either our Culver City shop, Culver City Teen Center or our Manhattan Beach location. Winners announced at 2:00! Stan Lee will be signing at our Culver City shop at 4:00 PM.

At the CULVER CITY TEEN CENTER just a few doors down from The Comic Bug’s Culver City location, The Con Man creator/star ALAN TUDYK, PJ HAARSMA and SHANNON ERIC DENTON will be signing FREE copies of SPECTRUM #0 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. SPECTRUM is a Free Comic Book release based on the fictional TV show that actors Tudyk and Nathan Fillion starred on prior to their stint on the con circuit on CON MAN.

SHANNON LEE, daughter of Bruce Lee, will be signing copies of BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES FCBD EDITION along with writer JEFF KLINE later in the afternoon (exact time TBD) at the Culver City event.

Back by popular demand, LOLA XOXO creator SIYA OUM will be on hand to sign copies of THE COMIC BUG’s EXCLUSIVE SIYA OUM EDITION of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1.

Also appearing at the Culver City Teen Center are BRANDON EASTON, JOSHUA FIALKOV, DAN WICKLINE, MEGAN HUTCHISON, J.T. KRUL, BARBARA KESEL and many, many others. There will also be a cosplay/fantasy backdrop photo booth courtesy of PIXELBOOTH, geek speed dating games and opportunities by CUDDLI, Power Ranger photo ops courtesy of POWER MORPHICON and a chance to meet and join the two creator groups currently running at The Comic Bug, THE SKETCHY BUGS and the female-run LADYBUGS.

Meanwhile, at The Manhattan Beach locations (The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and The Game Hub), DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH headlines, drawing free sketches of everyone’s favorite Merc with Mouth. Koblish will be joined by ELEPHANTMEN creator and Comic Bug store logo designer RICHARD STARKINGS, D.J. KIRKBRIDE, BRIAN HABERLIN, Eisner-Award winner ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIKA ALEXANDER, TONY PURYEAR and many others. There will also be an exciting game of SKETCH FIGHTER with professional comic artists and stand-up comedians. Pictures will be auctioned off and all proceeds benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE.

KOTOBUKIYA will be on-hand at both locations with a slew of raffles and fun giveaways.

Live coverage of all three events will be handled by THAT HASHTAG SHOW. The Comic Bug is also promising food trucks, cosplayers and fun games for the entire family. In addition to the exclusive MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK RANGER exclusive by Siya Oum, The Comic Bug is releasing an exclusive BLACK PANTHER #1 with a cover by Mike McKone.

Here’s an alphabetical listing of many of the creators who will be attending our Free Comic Book Day events on May 7th! See you there!

Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony)
Alan Tudyk (Con Man)
Alicia Hollinger (Heavy Metal Magazine)
Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle)
Barbara Kesel (My Little Pony, Wonder Woman)
Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers)
Brandon Easton (Transformers Deviations, Agent Carter)
Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light)
Chris Brandt (Bainst)
Chris Kawagiwa (TeeFury)
Christine Hipp (LadyBugs)
Dan Wickline (Tales of Honor)
Daniel Ramirez (Repo Thief for Hire)
Dave Baker (Suicide Forest)
Dave Crosland (Invader Zim)
David Blake Lucarelli (Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, The Bigger Bang)
Don Walker (Agent Wild)
Ethan Castillo (11 year old artist supreme!)
Erika Alexander (Concrete Park)
Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek)
Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken, Shrugged)
Hannibal Tabu (Fathom Sourcebook)
Jodi Tong (Chubbah Bunneh and the Bunny Man)
John Ercek (Justice League)
Joshua Fialkov (The Life After)
JT Krul (Green Arrow, Fathom)
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
Lak Lim (Superhero artist)
Lord Mesa (Chibi artist)
Matt Jacobs (The Arcs, Faith No More)
Michael O’Hare (Flak Riot)
Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
MOM (The LadyBugs Anthology)
Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans)
Peter Steigerwald (Zoo Hunters)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’ Blazin’!, Sonambulo)
Ralph Miranda (Man Fighting Street)
Ray Anthony-Height (Midnight Tiger)
Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)
Ruben Gerard (Penny Strikes!)
Shannon Eric Denton (Con Man, The Revenant)
Siya Oum (Lola XOXO)
TJ Troy (Run Downhill)
Tony Puryear (Concrete Park)
Vince Hernandez (Lola XOXO, Fathom)

Coolhaus, Dogtown dogs & Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse food trucks will also be joining us to keep bellies fed! Tee No Evil – Zany Zombie Shirts, The Hero Initiative, Defective Geeks, That Hashtag Show, Cuddli, The Official Power Morphicon Convention, Sketch Fighter and many more vendors will be joining us to bring exclusive products and activities to every location! Fun for the entire family, indeed!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – Flemington Comic Fest (May 2016)

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Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show – Flemington Comic Fest
Convention Website Address
http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/15/2016
About This Convention
It’s all happening on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Flemington Elks Lodge, Route 31 S. in Flemington, New Jersey. Join us from 10am to 4pm for the Best Little Comic Con on the East Coast, sponsored by the folks of the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show.
Our guest line – up includes Tony DiGerolamo screenwriter and writer of the comic book, Bart Simpson. Also on hand will be child star and actress, Sharon Smyth Lentz better known as “Little Sarah” (Barnaby Collins Sister) from the Dark Shadows T.V. soap oprea. Appearing as well will be Christopher Weite from the hit series, “The Walking Dead,” “Gotham,” and oscar nominated film, “Creed,” as well as many horror films. Joining him will be the Zombie Queen herself, Carolyn Seibert star of many horror films such as, “6 Degrees of Hell,” “Forever Yours,” “Zombie Killers Elephants Graveyard, ” and many more.
We will be featuring over 10+ guest Artists, Writers and Creators of your favorite comics and graphic novels. Also on hand will be more than 20+ vendors with everything from golden age comics to present day comics, non-sport cards, toys, collectibles and so much more!! We will also have cosplayers on hand as well.
Admission to the show is $3.00 and kids under 12 are Free. For more information please call: (609) 242-7756 or visit our website: http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
Venue Name and Address
Flemington Elks Lodge
165 Route 31 South
Flemington, New Jersey 08824
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
46
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Collectibles

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Clarksville Comic, Anime and Toy Con (April 2016)

Convention Name
Clarksville Comic, Anime & Toy Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.comiccitytn.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/30/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/01/2016
About This Convention
CLARKSVILLE/FT CAMPBELL ANIME , COMIC, & TOY CON
APRIL 30 & MAY 1st, 2016
ALL MILITARY FREE WITH ID ON SUN …ALL FAMILY MEMBERS INCLUDED ! Police , Fire, and Rescue Personal FREE as well on Sunday with ID!
This show is created to give our Thanks to YOU , AND your Family , for your Service and Sacrifice for our Country!
Riverview Inn, 50 College St. , Clarksville , TN 37040 (931) 552-3331
SAT 10-5/ SUN 11-4.. FREE PARKING..ALL GUESTS SIGN FOR FREE! (Guests will sign any item brought to them for FREE…They will charge for the items at THEIR table..But the Autograph is FREE!
ADMISSION FOR NON MILITARY $10 A DAY, VIP PACKAGE 35.00 (Details Below)VIP PACKAGE THERE ARE ONLY 50 VIP’S AVAILABLE !!
The Package is 35.00 and Includes the following:
1. Guaranteed FREE Convention Nylon Totebag
2. Admission for BOTH Saturday and Sunday
3. Early Entrance BOTH days 30 Minutes before the rest of the Attendees (9:30 Sat, 10:30 Sun)
4. Goodie Bag at least 30.00 worth of Comics, Books, DVDs, CDs, Posters, Cards, etc.
5. 1/2 Price Passes to our Conventions in Nashville, Paducah, and Jackson (TN)
6. A SIGNED Comic Book . There will also be ONE signed comic book inside each package signed by , Mark Silvestri, Eric Powell, Mike Zeck, Joe Quesada, etc.
7.You will receive 10 “Raffle” Tickets for entry to the Sunday Win-An-Entire-Booth of Merchandise drawing (3000.00 worth of Merchandise) instead of ONE ticket that the regular admission gets you. (SEE DETAILS BELOW)
8.Free Passes to Atlanta Comic Convention
9. Free Black Widow Print made JUST for the show that you can have ALL the guests sign for FREE!
10. Gravity Falls or Family Guy Print to get signed by Roberto Rodriguez for FREE!
11.Spawn Comic to get signed by Mike Nicolosi for FREE!
12. Walking Dead Print to get signed by Santiago Cirillo for FREE!
…..ALL FOR JUST 35.00 ….You can Paypal the funds to wtillander@charter.net or send a check or MO to Wes Tillander, PO Box 1251 , Hogansville ,Ga 30230
You can also use your credit card …email me the number, expiration date , 3 digit number on the back of the card and your zip code..and we will process your order and email you your receipt…your charge will read “Wesley Tillander’s Books”… Anymore questions, let us know…Thanks Wes

GUESTS…
ARTISTS
Roberto Yun Rodriguez …Animator for Family Guy, Gravity Falls, Ultimate Spiderman, Archer, Cleveland Show, Venture Brothers, Scooby Doo Mysteries, More!

Jacob Roguemont Artist of Deadpool, Wolverine, Avengers , Iron Man, Thor , X-Men, Index to the Marvel Universe Series, More!

Sherard Jackson..Comic Artist of Voltron , Various Antarctic Press & Image Comic Titles and Animator on A Scanner Darkly , Unconditional, More!

ACTORS & MEDIA
Mike Nicolosi …Voice of Spawn’s arch enemy The Violator/The Clown, Things to do in Denver When you are Dead, More!

Santiago Cirrillo … The Walking Dead’s Julio

David Fultz..Credits include The Dark Knight, Santa Claus Vs The Zombies, RED, More! Plus He is a Musician and Hall of Fame Martial Artist

Bill Byrge…Ernest Saves Christmas, Ernest Scared Straight

James Neathery…Contestant on Game Show Network’s Steampunked, and Cosplay Expert

AUTHORS
D. Alan Lewis…2010 Claymore Award nominated writer of The Blood in the Garden Snowflake, and Steampunk Expert

Dr. Jeff Thompson…Horror Writer and Dark Shadows Expert

WIN-AN-ENTIRE-BOOTH PRIZE RAFFLE ! (3000.00 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE!)
Have you said “How can I spend just 10.00 and win 3000.00 worth of STUFF?” The answer to that question is…Come to the show!….We are creating an entire BOOTH of Merchandise (DVDs, CDs, Toys, Comics, Books, Posters, Prints, Statues, Cards, Gaming, T-Shirts, MORE! Entry to the Contest is FREE WITH PAID Admission!
ON SUNDAY each Attendee will get ONE Raffle Ticket when they pay for their admission…. This automatically enters you in the Contest..…After the winner on the Kid’s Costume Contest is announced, One of our celebrities will draw a ticket from the sealed box…We will call out your number , and , if your number matches up….you will win an entire BOOTH OF MERCHANDISE …..worth 3000.00!!!!! YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!! VIP Members will receive TEN Tickets to enter the Raffle!….BRING A TRUCK TO GET IT ALL HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We really aren’t kidding…..

COSTUME CONTEST
EVERYONE WHO ENTERS THE COSTUME CONTEST WILL RECEIVE 50.00 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE ….. JUST FOR ENTERING!!!!
Saturday…No catagories…Come as your Favorite Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Movie /TV Character, Steampunk, etc. The OVERALL Winner will receive a 1000.00 PRIZE! ( 900.00 Marchandise Prize PLUS 100.00 in “Dealer’s Bucks “to spend on anything you want in the Dealers Room! PLUS..The 50.00 worth of Merchandise for entering the Contest!!!
Sunday…We are doing KIDS DAY …Children Costumers/Cosplayers (10 AND UNDER) . The Costume Contest will be held in the meeting area on Saturday beginning at 3:00 …Sunday’s KIDS COSTUME Contest will be at 3:00 PM! Winner will receive a 200.00 Prize Package! ALL KIDS ,who participate in the contest , will receive FREE GIFTS just for entering!

PANEL SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
SATURDAY
1:00 -2:00…Steampunk Panel
2:00 – 3:00…Cosplay 101
3:00 – 4:00 ..Costume Contest
5:00…David Fultz will give an Acting in film / Stunt Man Q&A Demonstration
SUNDAY
12:00 -1:00..Ghostbusters Panel
1:00-2:00 ..LARP (Live Action Role Playing ) Panel
2:00-3:00..Kids Costume Contest
3:00…WIN A 3000.00 BOOTH PRIZE DRAWING
DON’T MISS THIS!!

Venue Name and Address
Riverview Inn
50 College St
Clarksville, TN 37040
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
1,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Roberto Rodriguez, Mike Nicolosi, 20 Guests in All

Clarksville

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas appear at East Side Mags to celebrate Free Comic Book Day sign copies of Judge Dredd #1 and Amazing Forest #1 from noon till 5:00 pm!

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East Side Mags
7 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
(862) 333-4961

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