NM – Hap & Leonard Screening

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Author Joe Lansdale appears on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM, as the Jean Cocteau Cinema screens an episode of the Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard,” based on the novels of Joe Lansdale. Lansdale will host a Q&A following the screening. Copies of Lansdale’s books will be available for purchase. This entire event is free! Tickets at the link…

ABOUT THE SHOW:

“Hap and Leonard,” featuring James Purefoy (“Rome,” “The Following”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“The Wire,” “Boardwalk Empire”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), will premiere Wednesday, March 2nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Set in the late 1980s, “Hap and Leonard” is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins (Purefoy), an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine (Williams), a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap’s seductive ex-wife Trudy (Hendricks) resurfaces with a deal they can’t refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, “Hap and Leonard” provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.

Produced by AMC Studios, the six-episode event series was developed by director/writer Jim Mickle (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland) and writer Nick Damici (Cold in July, We Are What We Are and Stakeland). The project is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Nick Damici, Jeremy Platt and Nick Shumaker, along with co-executive producers Joe Lansdale, Linda Moran and Lowell Northrop. This project marks Mickle’s and Damici’s second major collaboration with Lansdale, as the pair previously collaborated on the film adaptation of Lansdale’s novel Cold in July, which was selected to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Additional “Hap and Leonard” cast members include Jimmi Simpson (“House of Cards”), Bill Sage (American Psycho), Pollyanna McIntosh, Neil Sandilands and Jeff Pope.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

MO – Steele Vs #1 Signing

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Writer Scott Schmidt and illustrator Brian Atkins appear at Distant Planet Comics and Collectibles Wednesday, March 9th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM to sign action/horror comic Steele Vs #1, the legendary adventures of Sam Steele, North-west Mounted Police!

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Distant Planet Comics and Collectibles
601 Business Loop 70 W, Ste 263, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 228-6537

CA – Art of Zootopia Signing

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Come hear the artists share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie ZOOTOPIA at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, March 12th. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the Art of Zootopia!

Featured Artists:
Normand Lemay – Story Artist
Benson Shum – Animator
Trent Correy – Animator
Mathias Lechner – Art Director
Shiyoon Kim – Character Designer
…more to be announced

Event Schedule:

2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A moderated by Ben Zhu
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing

Front Row VIP Reserved Seats available for $20 (does not guarantee availabilty of book for “seats only” option).

  • Waives admission fee.
  • Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
  • No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
  • Comes with a free bottle of water.
  • Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

FREE ADMISSION w/ purchase of The Art of Zootopia book (100 seats only, standing room also available).
$10 Admission at the door w/o book purchase. Details at the link.

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

NYC – Epilogue Signing

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Press Release:

Forbidden Planet NYC welcomes Mario Candelaria, Dave Ganjamie, Nathan Schreiber, and Ashley St. Lawrence, the writer and artists of Dude, WHAT? Comics’ critically acclaimed romantic drama ÉPILOGUE on Wednesday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM!

This is the first time ÉPILOGUE is being offered in print form and we’d love for you to come celebrate the release with the entire creative team including letterer Zakk Saam and editor Heather Antos.

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Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NM – Colony Screening

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Ryan Condal, show creator of COLONY, hosts a screening of two episodes at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Thursday February 18th, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Free tickets are available at the link!

SPECIAL SERIES PREMIERE OF ‘COLONY’ AT THE JEAN COCTEAU! See two free episodes of ‘Colony’ on Thursday, February 18th at 7:00 PM. Immediately following the TV show screenings, we will host a Q&A with Ryan J. Condal, the show’s creator!

ABOUT THE SHOW:

From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Ryan Condal (“Hercules”) comes USA’s highly-anticipated drama “Colony.” Set in the very near future, “Colony” centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles.

SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, in the series which takes place in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. After being separated from their son during the invasion, Will and Katie are willing to do whatever is necessary to be reunited with him. Thus, when the powerful Proxy Snyder (Peter Jacobson, “House”) offers Will a chance to get his son back if he will collaborate with the occupational government, Will and Katie find themselves faced with the toughest decision of their lives. They will have to go beyond whatever they thought possible to protect their family.

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Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

CA – The Homeless Channel Signing

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Matt Silady, an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and Chair of California College of the Arts MFA in Comics program, appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 PM. In June of 2007, Silady published his first graphic novel, The Homeless Channel, which was nominated for an Eisner award. Recent projects include serving as Guest Editor of the SF Weekly Comics Issue and the launch of the inaugural San Francisco Comics Festival.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

WA – Patience Signing

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Join cartoonist DANIEL CLOWES (Ghost World, Art School Confidential) at the Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, March 12th at 6:00 PM for a signing of his latest book, PATIENCE, a 180-page, full-color original graphic novel. PATIENCE is an indescribable psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian,” and utterly unique in the author’s body of work.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

NY – The Stash Plan Signing

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Laura Prepon, star of Orange Is the New Black, and integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy will be speaking and signing their new book, The Stash Plan: Your 21-Day Guide to Shred Weight, Feel Great, and Take Charge of Your Health at Book Revue on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Despite her glowing on-screen presence as the star of That 70’s Show and Orange Is the New Black, Laura Prepon has always struggled with weight issues, digestive issues, bloating, and low energy. After years of starving herself with crazy diets and punishing herself with tortuous workouts, Prepon met integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy, who combines Eastern holistic medicine and food science in her practice. Troy “unstuck” Prepon’s malfunctioning organs and metabolism through targeted eating and stretching that finally allowed her to lose those stubborn pounds and thrive.

Wanting to share this life-changing success, Prepon joined with Troy to create The Stash Plan, a 21-day plan and lifestyle guide that combines modern nutritional science with Chinese Meridian Theory (CMT) to detoxify the body and burn fat. In The Stash Plan, you’ll learn what to cook and how to create a combinable “stash” of meals—proteins, carbs, and vegetables—and nutritional bone broths to eat throughout the week. With twice-weekly cooking sessions as the basis of the plan, Prepon and Troy will show you how to make healthy, budget-friendly meals that are easy and ideal for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. The Stash Plan gives you the key to heal yourself from the inside out and start living the life you’ve always wanted.

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IMPORTANT!
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

Long Beach Comic Expo Reveals Kids Programming Slate for 2016

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The Long Beach Comic Expo has shared with us their kids programming slate for their upcoming convention. The full programming announcement is expected later today.

LBCE Kids DeadpoolBeth Sotelo’s GRUMP
Who is that weird kid lurking out the window of his dilapidated house? It’s Grump! Join Beth Sotelo as she talks about the inspiration behind her wonderful creation, and shows you step by step how to draw Grump as well as other figures from your imagination!

Creating Your Own Super-Hero
Have you always wanted to create your own Super-Hero, but didn’t know how? Now you can learn! In this interactive session for kids, Ray-Anthony Height teaches how to create the Hero of your dreams.

Draw Off with Trav & Friends
Come join Travis Hanson, Eisner nominated fantasy illustrator, in an epic draw off for the ages! Test your imagination and artistic skills with special surprise guests Stephan Franck (iron giant, smurfs, silver), Ray a.height (midnight tiger), Ben Risbeck (fantasy and game illustrator), Joel Gomez (Wildstorm, gears of war) and more!

How to Draw Comics For Kids
Create your own comic book page with Felipe Smith and Juan Gedeon, two professional comic artists who will teach you the basics of how to draw and actual comic book page. See how the Pro’s do it, and then do it yourself!

How Your Kids Can Enjoy Cosplaying
Panelists: Minibobafett, Chihiro & Cheiko, ESJ Cosplay, Ainsley Parks
Educating on how to have the best experience with your kids in cosplay. Helpful hints and tips with some do’s, dont’s and bewares.

Kids Create Characters
Kids of all ages, come to this fun and informative session with artist and instructor Patrick Scullin. Learn how to draw and create your own characters and tell stories with pictures. Patrick is the creator of Super Siblings, the all ages comic series and Pandamonium, the Pirate Panda Adventure book.

My Little Pony
Join My Little Pony writer Christina Rice and My Little Pony artist Tony Fleecs as they guide you through their fun world and teach you how to create your own My Little Pony comic book story!

Sparking Creativity with The Art of the Squiggle
Join Mike Kunkel as he teaches kids how to spark their creativity by starting out with a simple squiggle. Adults might find this technique super helpful as well!

Norman Reedus & More Announced for ECCC 2016

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Emerald City Comicon has announced NORMAN REEDUS, star of THE WALKING DEAD, will appear at the convention on Friday April 8th and Saturday April 9th! Additionally they have announced another round of comic creator guests including Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND), Taki Soma (BITCH PLANET), Michael Avon Oeming (POWERS), Gail Simone (SECRET SIX), Ed McGuinness (SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL), and C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s international talent scout! Limited tickets are still available, get them before they’re gone!

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Previously announced celebrity guests include:
Christy Carlson Romano (KIM POSSIBLE, EVEN STEVENS), Chyler Leigh (SUPERGIRL), Dameon Clarke (DRAGON BALL Z, BORDERLANDS 2), Danielle Panabaker (THE FLASH, JUSTIFIED), Dante Basco (HOOK, AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER), David Anders (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Jenna Coleman (DOCTOR WHO, LEGO DIMENSIONS), Keiynan Lonsdale (THE FLASH), Ksenia Solo (LOST GIRL), Lana Parrilla (ONCE UPON A TIME, 24), Linda Ballantyne (SAILOR MOON), Melissa Benoist (SUPERGIRL), Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY, CASTLE), Nolan North (UNCHARTED), Robbie Amell (THE FLASH, X-FILES), Rose McIver (IZOMBIE, ONCE UPON A TIME), Sean Astin (GOONIES, LORD OF THE RINGS), Sean Maguire (ONCE UPON A TIME, SCOTT & BAILEY), Susan Roman (SAILOR MOON), Will Friedle (BATMAN BEYOND, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, BOY MEETS WORLD)

Comic guests include:
Aaron Conley (SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN), Aaron Kuder (ACTION COMICS), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Alé Garza (GET JIRO: BLOOD & SUSHI), Alex de Campi (NO MERCY), Amy Chu (POISON IVY), Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY), Babs Tarr (BATGIRL), Brittney Williams (PATSY WALKER aka HELLCAT), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Chad Hardin (HARLEY QUINN), Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), Chris Mooneyham (FIVE GHOSTS), Chris Moreno (ZOMBIE DICKHEADS ), Chris Roberson (iZOMBIE), Clay Mann (POISON IVY), Cully Hamner (RED), Dan Parent (KEVIN KELLER), Daniel Warren Johnson (THE GHOST FLEET), Dice Tsutsumi (ICE AGE), Don Rosa (UNCLE SCROOGE), Drew Johnson (WONDER WOMAN), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Ed Brisson (SHELTERED), Ed Luce (WUVABLE OAF), Elsa Charretier (C.O.W.L.), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA), Emanuela Lupacchino (SUPERGIRL), Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner (GREEN LANTERN), Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY), Fiona Staples (SAGA), Francis Manapul (JUSTICE LEAGUE), Hope Larson (A WRINKLE IN TIME), Jake Wyatt (MS. MARVEL), James Harren (RUMBLE), Jason Howard (TREES), Jim Mahfood (EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL), Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS), Jody Houser (FAITH), Joe Keatinge (SHUTTER), Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT), Kei Acedera (ALICE IN WONDERLAND), Kevin Wada (CATWOMAN), Klaus Janson (DARK KNIGHT III), Kris Anka (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Lee Weeks (DAREDEVIL), Leila del Duca (SHUTTER), Liz Prince (WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?), Marcus To (RED ROBIN), Mairghread Scott (POWER RANGERS), Marguerite Bennett (A-FORCE), Matthew Southworth (STUMPTOWN), Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE), Mitch Gerads (THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS), Noelle Stevenson (NIMONA), Pierrick Colinet (INFINITE LOOP), Philip Tan (GREEN LANTERN), Raina Telgemeier (SISTERS), Sean Gordon Murphy (TOKYO GHOST), Shannon Watters (LUMBERJANES), Shawn Crystal (ARKHAM MANOR), Terry Moore (RACHEL RISING), Tim Sale (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE), Todd Nauck (NIGHTCRAWLER), and many more!

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us April 7-10, 2016. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

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