FL – Amazing Spider-Man Artist Signs

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Superstar artist Humberto Ramos appears at Heroes Haven on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from noon till 6:00 pm in his first Florida appearance in eight years! Ramos is known for his work on Impulse, Spider-Man, Avengers: Initiative, and the X-Men. He has created many of his own series including Crimson, Out There and the French publication Fairy Quest.

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Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

CA – BJ Novak Signing

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B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm, for a fascinating discussion followed by a booksigning. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded event.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

UK – Kingsman: The Secret Service Signing

kingsmanWriter Mark Millar and artist Dave Gibbons will be celebrating the cinema release of Kingsman: The Secret Service with signing of the original Graphic Novel at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 31st January at 1:00pm.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Mark Millar is the award-winning writer/ creator of Wanted and Kick-Ass and worked as an executive producer on their subsequent movie adaptations. He is also the Creative Consultant for Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles, overseeing their upcoming Marvel movies. His ten years at Marvel produced Civil War, the biggest-selling series of the decade, and The Ultimates, credited by screen-writer Zak Penn as his inspiration for The Avengers movie. His Millarworld company has expanded in the last few years to include Kick-Ass 2, Hit-Girl, The Secret Service, Nemesis, War Heroes, American Jesus, Supercrooks and Superior. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonia University for his services to film and literature.

Dave Gibbons is one of Britain’s finest comic artists, whose most famous work is the multi-award- winning Watchmen. Since then he has drawn series including Batman, Doctor Who and Give Me Liberty, and has written Batman vs. Predator, Green Lantern and World’s Finest, as well as his own graphic novel The Originals.

Due to time restraints, Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons will only be signing copies of Kingsman: The Secret Service graphic novels.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

IL – Displacement Signing

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Lucy Knisley (Relish, French Milk) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to sign her brand new graphic novel memoir, DISPLACEMENT!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

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

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