NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Retrospective Exhibition

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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

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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

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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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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

Spooky Empire has Strange Guests

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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.

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

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.

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

NYC – An Evening w/ Roz Chast

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Press Release:

Join New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast at MCNY on Tuesday September 27th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for a discussion of her ground-breaking 2014 visual memoir, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence. Using handwritten text, drawings, and photographs, Chast applies her characteristic wit and candor to address both the realities of growing old and the challenges of caring for aging parents in America today. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was a New York Times 2014 Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014.  On July 25th, 2016, Chast published this epilogue to her memoir in The New Yorker.

This is the launch event for the memoir’s paperback release. Reception and book signing to follow.

This program accompanies our exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.

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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029
(212) 534-1672

CA – Art of The Iron Giant Signing

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Gallery Nucleus is honored to present Insight Editions’ publication of the most beloved animation film, The Art of the Iron Giant on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Finally we have a rare collection of concepts and artwork behind the scenes in this very book.

Come join us in this most special occasion as our veteran artists & animators share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the art book!

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Teddy Newton – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Michel Gagne – Special Effects Animator/Supervisor
Dominique Louis – Character Design/Visual Development Artist
Alan Bodner – Art Direction
Dennis Venizelos – Background Supervisor
Chris Sauve – Supervising Animator

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

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

ON – Bera The One-Headed Troll Signing

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Press Release:

Little Island Comics is happy to welcome Eric Orchard to the shop for the launch of his new young-readers graphic novel Bera The One-Headed Troll on Saturday, August 13th at noon! Eric is one of our favourite Canadian comic creators, and one we were lucky enough to host for a celebration of his previous book, Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch, and at long last he’s got a new book for us to celebrate!

Fans old and new are welcome to come to the launch, which will feature a presentation by Eric as well as drawing activities for kids. We will also have some of Eric’s Maddy Kettle art on display, showing off just what his lush artwork looks like before it’s printed as a book!

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Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
416-901-7489

CA – Darwyn Cooke Tribute Art Show

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Londyn Jackson, host of Meltdown Comics’ podcast History of the Batman with Londyn!, is curating a show paying tribute to comic book writer and illustrator Darwyn Cooke, who passed away May 14, 2016 from lung cancer.

Artists in this intimate show include:

Kris Wimberly
Terry Alec
Marco D’Alfonso
Iris Lopez
Mark Klein
Mauricio Abril
Jemely & Jeremy Jayme
Lauren Moran
Bernardo Gonzalez
Albert Morales
Michael Troy
Mike Bre
Nathan Jeffers
Yosuf Gurung

A portion of the art sales made in this month long show will go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hero Initiative.

Join us opening night on Saturday, July 30th to celebrate the brilliant work of Darwyn Cooke!

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

OR – Terra Flats Release Party

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Floating World Comics and Press Gang are excited to host a release party for our newest publication, Terra Flats, by Jason Fischer on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM. This new ongoing series follows two friends navigating the challenges of life and love in the big city. Broken Frontier praised the debut issue as a “manga-flavored fantasy-comedy (that sees Jason) growing into his own highly individualized voice.” Jason will exhibit original art from the book and also produce two exclusive prints just for this show.

“Hex In The City”
Introducing the captivating Vee and her best friend Pony, a sweet and powerful demon. When Drake the vampire and Komo the dragon compete for Vee’s affections, spells and sparks start to fly! Romance meets magic in this enchanting new series about living and working in the big city!

In 2013 Jason Fischer worked as an art assistant to Bryan Lee O’Malley on his newest graphic novel Seconds. His previous comic projects include Seconds Helping, Burgermancer, and Junqueland.

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

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