MA – Hanna-Barbera Exhibition Opening


The Norman Rockwell Museum opens an exhibition of Hanna-Barbera animation art on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM with commentary by Jesse Kowalski, Exhibition Curator, and special guest Tony Benedict, Hanna-Barbera Writer.

Press Release:

Remember Saturday morning cartoons with cereal on a TV tray? From the late 50s through the 80s, animation powerhouse Hanna-Barbera created most of America’s favorites.

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Creating hit shows such as The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, and many others, Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse. Join us for the opening of this special exhibition, explores the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations. More than two hundred works are featured, including original animation art, sketches, model sheets, archival materials, toys, products, and interactive activities.  Read more…

Special Exhibition Preview Talk at 4 p.m. with Jerry Beck, animation historian and author of The Hanna-Barbera Treasury

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

000_mpeters_osuPress Release:

Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393

WA – Charles Burns Signings


Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes back Seattle native Charles Burns, one of the founders of the alternative comix movement, on Saturday October 8th at 6:00 PM to discuss his masterpiece Black Hole and other seminal works as part of Fantagraphics 40th anniversary festivities. A small selection of rare Burns prints and posters will be displayed. RSVP on Facebook!

The artist will also appear at Town Hall on Monday, October 10th at 7:30 PM to present his new collection Last Look.  RSVP on Facebook!

Seattle-raised cartoonist Charles Burns has been described as as “one of the most talented and compelling cartoonists of his generation.” During his 30-plus year career, he has published his distinctively dark idiosyncratic comics in a variety of magazines and graphic novels, including his Harvey Award-winning series “Black Hole.” He has also illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and is the cover artist for The Believer. Now he releases his award-winning epic trilogy—”X’ed Out,” “The Hive,” and “Sugar Skull”—all in one volume. Taking inspiration from the classic Franco-Belgian Tintin series, the trilogy tells the story of Doug, a troubled young man on a long, strange, mind-bending trip. A Publisher’s Weekly review of Hive praises “Burns’s power to shine a light on the darker side of human nature” and says, “the result will stick with readers long after being absorbed.”

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

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255

CA – LAIKA 10th Anniversary Art Show


Press Release:

One of the greatest animation studios celebrates its 10 year anniversary! This October, Gallery Nucleus is honored to present brand new and unique tribute artwork inspired by Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo & the Two Strings. With production puppets and art also on display, this will be a must see event for all fans of the craft of animation and LAIKA studios.

Panel / Signing (3:00 – 5:00pm)
Exhibition (6:00 – 10:00pm)

FREE ADMISSION, Open to the public, No RSVP, All ages welcome

  • First 100 attendees get a FREE door prize
  • Purchase any LAIKA related items from our shop and be entered in our hourly raffle giveaways
  • Travis Knight (LAIKA CEO and Director/Producer of Kubo and the Two Strings) plus other LAIKA creatives will be in attendance for signings
  • Signatures will be limited to the first 200 guests who purchase any LAIKA related items
  • Live Shamisen music by Tsugaru Terry inspired by “Kubo and the Two Strings”


Alan Cook
Andrew Kolb
April Liu
Brendan Merien
David Au
Drake Brodahl
Israel Sanchez
Jackie Huang
Joey Chou
Julia Sarda
Mael Gourmelen
Maxime Mary
Pete Oswald
Seb Mesnard
Stan Manoukian
Uli Meyer
Zaruhi Galstian

…and more to be announced!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

NYC – McCurry Sept. 11, 2001 Art Exhibition


Press Release:

The Scott Eder Gallery presents art and photographs from the book McCurry, September 11 2001, written by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by Kim Jung Gi recounting Steve McCurry’s experiences during 9/11 and beyond). Both Kim Jung Gi and Steve McCurry will be present and refreshments will be served at the opening on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

In addition, on Friday October 14th we will be hosting one of Kim Jung Gi’s famous live drawing exhibitions, an event not to be missed!

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Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Suite 2-i, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-1100

NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Retrospective Exhibition



Press Release:

Manhattan’s Metropolis Gallery will be opening its new show, “Greg Hildebrandt: A Retrospective,” on Friday, October 7, adding another item to every New York Comic Con attendees can’t-miss list.

This is the first retrospective for Hildebrandt, who with his late brother, Tim, is among the most revered fantasy and science fiction artists of the last fifty years. Not only will the show include some of their coveted Tolkien paintings that have never been shown before, the artist will attend the opening reception, to be held Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

“I did not choose art. Art chose me,” says Hildebrandt. “This retrospective is about my never-ending passion for creating art. Creating, for me, is the exploration of other worlds both in and out of my imagination.”

This exhibit will showcase upwards of 50 paintings for viewing and sale, including some never before available. Hildebrandt’s work continues to rise in value, with key pieces selling for as much as $150,000 each.

“We’re honored to represent the very talented Greg Hildebrandt,” says Metropolis COO and curator Vincent Zurzolo. “From Lord of the Rings to Star Wars to Marvel and DC, Greg has painted it all.”

“The Brothers Hildebrandt” shot to international fame in the mid-1970s, when they illustrated a series of Lord of the Rings calendars. In 1977, LucasFilm hired them to create the movie poster for first Star Wars film. They went on to illustrate Marvel Comics and DC Comics, among other high-profile projects. Sadly, Tim passed away in 2006.

“One thing that makes Greg such an icon is that he continues to create remarkable art,” says Zurzolo. “In addition to classic Brothers Hildebrandt pieces, we’ll be showcasing works from his “American Beauties” pin-up series and “The Dark Side” series, which explores the darker nature of comic book heroes and villains.”

The exhibit will also feature a very popular new work, “Captain America v. Hitler,” which Hildebrandt created this year in honor of Captain America’s 75th anniversary.

New York Comic Con attendees are invited to the Friday night opening. Metropolis is a 10-minute walk from the Javits Center.

Gallery Opening will be Friday, October 7th from 6pm-10pm ET, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

After the opening, the gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.

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Metropolis Gallery
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
(212) 260-4147

OK – Josie and the Pussycats #1 Signing


Artist Jessica Garvey will sign her exclusive cover for Josie and the Pussycats #1 at Speeding Bullet Comics on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM!

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

CA – Mike Mignola Signing


Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to celebrate their fourth anniversary!

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2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Spooky Empire has Strange Guests

David Harbour Spooky EmpireSpooky is getting Stranger every day!

DAVID HARBOUR joins the cast of “Stranger Things” at Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance for ONE DAY ONLY! Saturday, October 8th in Orlando, FL.

This is the largest gathering for Stranger Things in one convention, and you can meet them all here at Spooky Empire!

DAVID HARBOUR currently plays “Chief Jim Hopper” in the Netflix hit series, “Stranger Things”. This is not the only role for David. He can also currently be seen as “Dexter Tolliver” in the hit film “Suicide Squad”, plus his roles as “John Morris” in “Black Mass” (with Johnny Depp), and “Scanlon” in “The Green Hornet”. Other TV series include “State of Affairs”, “The News Room” and “Pan Am”.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet DAVID HARBOUR at Spooky Empire in Orlando, FL, October 8, 2016 (one Day Only) at the Orange County Convention Center.

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can.

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Paige comes to Spooky

Paige Spooky EmpireGET READY TO RUMBLE!! 

Wrestling Superstar Paige will be joining us at Spooky Empire on Saturday October 8, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center.

We will be having Pre-Sale Autographs and Photo Ops on sale soon!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can.

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