Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015


New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

PA – Darth Vader & Friends Signing

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Press Release:

The ToonSeum is proud to present VADER AND FRIENDS: A Presentation and Book signing with best-selling author and award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars™ moments a fresh twist, showing that the trials and joys of parenting are universal, even in a galaxy far, far away.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the pitching and creation of one of the best-selling STAR WARS book series.

The cost for this event is $25 per person. This fee includes your admission to Jeffrey’s presentation and a copy of Darth Vader and Friends (a $14.95 value) which can be signed by the author. Tickets available at the link…

Each Single Ticket purchase = 1 admission and 1 copy of Darth Vader and Friends
Each Family Four Pack purchase = 4 admissions and 2 copies of Darth Vader and Friends
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time constraints the author will only sign books or prints purchased as part of this event.

945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CA – Star Wars Artifact Edition Signing


Writer/Artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Black Kiss, Satellite Sam) appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM to sign the STAR WARS ARTIFACT EDITION! The Gallery will also be exhibiting 30 pieces of original art from Star Wars’ first ever comics series released by Marvel in 1977. The exhibit will run from November 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

Press Release:

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery (SDCAG) is proud to announce the Comic Book Art of Star Wars exhibition, which will run from November 21st through January 31st, 2016. The exhibit will feature 30 pieces of rare Star Wars original art from the very first comic book series that was released by Marvel Comics in 1977.

The majority of these originals are from the first six issues, which adapted the blockbuster George Lucas film. Included in this landmark display are many key and historically significant pages.

Most art featured in this stunning exhibition are by renowned comic artist Howard Chaykin, who will be on hand at the SDCAG on Saturday, November 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, signing copies of the Star Wars Artifact Edition. This Artifact Edition is a 12″ x 17” oversized hardcover art book and features an incredible selection of Star Wars pages. Additionally, the book will include many other pieces of Star Wars art not in the exhibition

Each page of the Star Wars Artifact Edition is scanned from the actual original art and printed same size as the physical art boards. While appearing to be in black and white, an Artifact Edition features art scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of original art are clearly visible to the reader, including white out, blue pencil editorial notations, paste-over corrections and more.

The Star Wars Artifact Edition is the ultimate holiday gift for Jedi’s of all ages, and will be available at the SDCAG from November 21st, and in finer comic book shops on December 9th. You may also order it direct from the publisher at the link.

All artwork is courtesy of the David Mandel collection.

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

OR – Chainmail Bikini Signing


Join Hazel Newlevant, Kinoko Evans, Sera Stanton, Elizabeth Simins, and MK Reed at Floating World Comics for a release party and group art exhibit on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.

Chainmail Bikini is edited by Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin), and features a cover illustration by Hellen Jo and comics by established talents and rising stars including Annie Mok, Jane Mai, Molly Ostertag, MK Reed, and Sophie Yanow.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

CA – Valley Cruise Press Art Show


Valley Cruise Press curate an art show at Secret Headquarters on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 PM featuring work by artists Alex Schubert, Tuesday Bassen, Paul Windle, Adam Villacin, Austin England, Matt Gondek, Luke Pelletier, and Hellen Jo!

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

NYC – The Art of Star Wars Exhibition


Artist John Cassaday appears at the Metropolis Gallery on Friday, November 13th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM to open an exhibition of his original art from Marvel’s Star Wars series.

Press Release:

While the much-anticipated Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, won’t arrive in theaters until December 18, The Force in all its legendary glory will descend on Manhattan on Friday, November 13. That’s the day Metropolis Gallery, the first New York gallery dedicated to comic art, opens its new Star Wars: The Art of John Cassaday exhibit.

“We couldn’t think of a better time to unleash this amazing art than just before the new highly anticipated movie premieres,” says curator Rob Pistella.

“This comic art makes one harken back to 1977 when the original movie first opened.”

The exhibit will feature the work of Cassaday, the acclaimed artist behind Marvel’s new hit Star Wars comic book series, plus other famed Star Wars illustrators as well as original vintage toys, comics and limited edition prints.

John Cassaday will attend the Friday night opening (6-10 pm), which is open to the public. Signed copies of Cassaday’s Star Wars #1 comic will be available for purchase.

A life size R2-D2 and Boba Fett will circulate among the opening night crowd along with possible guests from a galaxy far, far away.

“Come, and feel like a kid again!” invites COO and curator Vincent Zurzolo.

“We’re thrilled to contribute to the Star Wars film’s opening excitement by presenting this breathtaking array of Star Wars art for display and sale.”

Opening weekend continues on Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15 from noon-5pm. Thereafter, the exhibit is open Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm through December 23. The exhibit/sale is a joint venture between Metropolis Gallery and Albert Moy Original Art of New York. The art will go on sale simultaneously at Metropolis Gallery, on its website, Metropoliscomics.com, and on eBay, which is promoting the event. With prices ranging from $30-$10,000, collectors can expect to find treasures at every level.

Metropolis Gallery is the creation of Metropolis Collectibles, the world’s largest vintage comic collectibles dealer. Together with its online auction house, www.ComicConnect.com,  it has an evolving inventory of more than 150,000 collectibles and holds five Guinness World Records.

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

CA – Nelbert the Introvert Signing

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Gallery Nucleus is honored to host the launch for Disney lead character designer and visual development artist Shiyoon Kim’s premier children’s book Nelbert The Introvert!

Join us November 7, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00PM as we debut this wonderful and quirky new title for all ages. On display will be original art and preliminaries from the book. Shiyoon will also be leading a demonstration sharing his artistic process during the opening event.

Event Highlights
*First retail location of Nelbert The Introvert
*Artist in attendance and signing
*Original art on display and for sale
*Exclusive new print release
*Process demo lead by Shiyoon Kim
*more details to be announced…!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Angie Wang Signing


Angie Wang appears at Secret Headquarters on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an art exhibition and signing!

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

SF – Pareidolia Signing


Artist James Jean (Fables, Umbrella Academy) appears at Kinokuniya Bookstore for a talk and signing on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 pM. There will be a short introduction on his latest release, PAREIDOLIA, followed by a Q&A session.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

CA – Pareidolia Signing


Artist James Jean appears at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Due to time constraints… YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY ONE OUTSIDE PIECE TO BE SIGNED (besides his books).

Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the art of James Jean, featuring works that span the majority of his career. As much of his art has previously only been available for consideration formatted as album covers or other specialized commercial art, this book holds many visual treats for fans across the globe. Bilingual introductions by contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and film director Guillermo del Toro! Includes supplementary poster.

James Jean is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He was born in Taiwan in 1979 and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering five consecutive Eisner Awards, three consecutive Harvey Awards, two gold and one silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. James has contributed to many national and international publications, and his clients include Time Magazine,The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, and Knopf.

Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore
214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9074

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