OR – The Wrenchies Signing

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Farel Dalrymple appears at Powell’s Books on Thursday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!

Press Release:

Comics legend Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in The Wrenchies (First Second), a sprawling science-fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up. Dalrymple’s artwork will be featured in our Basil Hallward Gallery throughout October.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

CA – Summer Series: 90s Nostalgia Event

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Artist Nate Kelly appears at A Little Known Shop on Saturday, September 13th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm! They are also holding an Iron Giant tribute art show, POG Tournament, and KROQ Locals only band, Watch for Horses will be performing live, along with Deco Hectics and Hollow FortyFives in the back lot.

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A Little Known Shop
423 S Brookhurst Street Suite M, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 982-8584

OR – Judge Dredd: Mega-City 2 Signing

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Join creators Douglas Wolk, Ulises Farinas, and Ryan Hill on Wednesday, September 3rd at 6:00 PM for a book release and signing of the graphic novel collection of this awesome new miniseries. Ulises will also exhibit a selection of original pages from this incredible series.

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

NYC – Art Out Loud 2014

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Julie Bell, Dave Palumbo, Dan dos Santos, and Charles Vess appear at Society of Illustrators on Saturday September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Top fantastic illustrators will demonstrate their skills and techniques in an open forum.

TICKETS
$40 Members, $50 Non-Members, $20 Students
Purchase tickets here

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

NYC – Faeries Tales Art Exhibition

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Brian & Wendy Froud appear at the AFA to open an exhibition of artwork from their new book Faeries’ Tales on Thursday September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

On exhibition, a collection of 30 paintings by Brian and 16 sculptures by Wendy created for and published by Abrams in their newest book, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales. The exhibition will be on view at AFA of SoHo from September 12th through October 12th, 2014.

Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. Readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the true story is told by the faeries.

RSVPs are requested: RSVP@afanyc.com

AFA
54 Greene Street, New York City, NY 10013
212.226.7374

CA – Hug Machine Signing

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Cartoonist Scott C. appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday September 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

IL – Dick Locher: Hometown Artist

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Meet Pulitzer Prize writer and artist Dick Locher at the Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 6th. Long time Graham Crackers Comics Manager Jim Brozman will be there to draw and sign DICK TRACY sketches for donations to the event. Jim assisted Dick Locher in the drawing of the nationally syndicated DICK TRACY comic strip for two years from 2009 to 2011. There will be a Dinner on the Town to follow with all proceeds benefitting the Naperville Heritage Society, administrators of Naper Settlement.

Wentz Concert Hall - North Central College
171 E Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 60540

MD – Thief of Thieves Signing

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Artist Shawn Martinbrough, known for his acclaimed two-year run illustrating Batman in Detective Comics with writer Greg Rucka and his current best selling work on Thief of Thieves with writer Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in two sessions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., he will give a talk about how he developed his craft and discuss his career in the comics industry. That session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Then from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. he will be signing in the museum’s gift shop, Geppi’s Comic World. Admission for the talk is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Admission for the signing in the store is free to all.

Martinbrough’s work, as well as that of many other creators, is currently on display at GEM as part of the widely lauded exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, which runs through December 31, 2014. Among numerous projects, he has garnered praise for his Detective Comics work with Rucka, during which he co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights animated DVD as a companion to director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Shawn Martinbrough back to GEM and to offer our community the chance to get to know this exciting creator in such an intimate setting,” said Melissa Bowersox, President of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

Martinbrough’s other recent comic book work includes Luke Cage Noir and Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive for Marvel Comics. He also illustrated Captain America: The First Avenger, a promotional comic book created exclusively for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which runs the on-base stores on military posts. It had a million copy print run and was released in conjunction with the feature film of the same name.

For more than the last two years, Martinbrough has served as artist on the Image Comics series Thief of Thieves. Produced by Robert Kirkman, the creator of both the comic book and the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves is in development as a television series as well. Martinbrough is also the co-creator and co-author of The REN, an upcoming 200-page graphic novel set during the Harlem Renaissance. It will be published by First Second Books. His art instruction book, How To Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, is published by Random House and has been reprinted in several languages.

His work has been covered by The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, AOL, AintItCoolNews.com, Architecture Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Times, National Public Radio, SIRIUS/XM Radio, Ebony, Essence, Vibe, The Source and others, and he has lectured at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, The University of Michigan, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Prince George’s Community College, BEA/Book Expo of America and The 100 Black Men of America Conference.

There are 80 seats available for the talk. As noted, admission is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, contact Andy Hershberger at handy@geppismuseum.com or call (410) 625-7066.

GEM is located at 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, in the historic Camden Yards sports complex. It is situated immediately next door to Oriole Park and just across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center. For general museum information, call (410) 625-7060 or visit www.geppismuseum.com. Admission: Adults are admitted for $10, Seniors (55 and older) for $9, Students (5-18) for $7, and children under 4 are free.

About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city’s famed Inner Harbor, immediately across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center, and right next door to Oriole Park. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is the home of “pop culture with character!” and it is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM, closed Mondays except for major holidays, and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
(410) 625-7060

 

OR – Sex From Scratch Art Show

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Natalie Nourigat, Molly Schaeffer, and Kevin Sampsell appear at The Waypost on Tuesday, August 5th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

What a dream team! Portraits by Natalie Nourigat, text illustrations by Molly Schaeffer, and beautiful collages from Kevin Sampsell are hanging at the Waypost all during August.

The portraits and illustrations are from upcoming book Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules.

Come by tonight for an art opening! Say hi to the artists, grab a drink, and snag a copy of the new book before its official release party. It will be great.

The Waypost
3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 367-3182

OR – Forming II Art Exhibition

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Press Release:

The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos.

Civilization, but not quite as we know it, has started to take shape. And now, in the continuing chaos, the world and most of its inhabitants have brandished their swords and, in various fashions, have charged onto the battlefield.

If Forming I hailed the birth of civilization and mapped out the genesis of life, mass, time and space, then Forming II is the raging war that ensues in the Universe’s years of adolescence.

Epic confrontations between gods and mutants, philosophical reflections, hilarious dialogue and powerful artwork make for an impressive sequel of galactic proportions. Forming II is as funny, sophisticated and mind-blowingly beautiful as the first part of Moynihan’s unique trilogy.

Join us and Jesse Moynihan on July 3rd for an art exhibit and release party for this eagerly anticipated new volume. Jesse will also present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING.

Jesse Moynihan grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, and various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me through Bodega. His current mystical, sci-fi epic, Forming is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.

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

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