MA – Artist Talk: Victo Ngai

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Illustrator Victo Ngai speaks at Montserrat on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM in room 201 of the Hardie Building!

Victo Ngai is a leading editorial illustrator working for clients such as the New York Times, IMAX and the New Yorker. She entices audiences by challenging realistic depictions in her work and telling vivid stories through drawing.

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Montserrat Galleries
23 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 867-9624

MA – Chroma Art Show

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Press Release:

Come celebrate the emerging work of this dynamic and diverse group of New England artists, each representing unique perspectives in their selected artistic disciplines.

Featuring the creative talents of:
Amanda Beard
Andrew MacLean
Bob Packert
Jim Forrest
Eyeformation Ef
Tom Torrey
Haig Demarjian
Elizabeth Siegel
David J. Leblanc
Tryptic Press

Artist reception Saturday September 12th from 6pm-9pm

Cash bar
Beats by DJ Noel Snow
Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Sam Adams

This program is supported by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Visionspace Gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
(339) 883-1375

CA – IDW Artists Signing

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Artists Sara Richard, cover artist of My Little Pony and Jem & the Holograms, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday August 4, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM!

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

CA – Running With Scissors Art Show

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Join Tr!ckster for the debut of a group art show featuring the slick cuts of Brittany Lee, Jackie Huang, Julia Cone, and more, entitled Running With Scissors, Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm!

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

CA – Comic Book Apocalypse Art Show

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California State University in Northridge opens an exhibition of artwork by Jack Kirby! This show will consist of roughly a hundred original artworks by the King, with a focus on his comics from the late 1960s and 1970s (but also including works from the 1940s-50s and the 80s). From The Fantastic Four and Thor to The Fourth World, Kamandi, 2001, and Silver Star, this show will capture some of Jack’s grandest themes and images. The exhibition will include two complete comic book stories, a great many more comic book pages and spreads, a handful of Jack’s signature collages, and a couple of images never published in his lifetime.

To celebrate the exhibition, CSUN will hold three special events within the Gallery. First will be an opening reception on Saturday evening, August 29—a chance to see and chat about the show in the company of other fans! Then curator Charles Hatfield, founder of CSUN’s popular “Comics and Graphic Novels” course and the author of Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby, will host a gallery talk on Monday August 31st at 10am. Finally, there will be a panel discussion with artists and scholars on Saturday September 26 at 1pm. All these events are free and open to the public! More details are available at the link…

CSUN Art Galleries
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA, 91330-8299
818-677- 2226

OR – Winners Launch Party

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Swedish artist Anna Ehrlemark appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday September 16th from 5:00 till 7:00 PM for a Winners release party and art exhibit.

This release party and original art exhibit at Floating World is the beginning of a short tour Anna will be taking to celebrate her new book. She will also be a special guest at SPX (Sept. 18-19) and Nova Doba Festival in Belgrade (Sept. 21-24).

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

OR – Being Being Release Party

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Jason Overby appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday September 3rd from 6:00 till 10:00 PM for a Being Being release party and art exhibit.

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

Star Wars: Art Awakens Contest Announced

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Press Release:

In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.”

“Art Awakens” is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.

“Art Awakens” kicks off August 11th with the launch of a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit theirStar Wars: The Force Awakens inspired art on ArtAwakens.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.

Additionally, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.

Five lucky winners of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic, will have their art featured in the professional gallery exhibit. The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.

Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules” Award will be granted to one of the five grand prize winners upon completion of a questionnaire with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” Award winner will receive an HP Notebook Computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity. Get more details at the link…

CA – Acquerello III Signing

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Alina Chau appears at Tr!ckster on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of her THIRD sketchbook (and first hardcover collection), Acquerello III! Original art from the collection, as well as books and prints, will all available for purchase.

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

UK – Fables #150 Signing

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Mark Buckingham appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday 1 August 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

To celebrate the end of Fables with issue #150 (or Volume 22 depending on how you collect it), Orbital is pleased to welcome back Mark Buckingham for what is sure to be a very special night of fun & revelry. Mark will be signing copies of the book (and his other work) for fans, and may just have an extra surprise or two up his sleeve.

Plus, you can check out our retrospective exhibition of Bucky’s work which is now on display in the Orbital Gallery. The exhibition runs until late August, so this is the perfect opportunity to check it out and meet the man himself. Face it, tiger – you just hit the jackpot!

Want to own a page of original art from the long-awaited Fables #150 a.k.a. Volume 22?
Well, now you can!

Just purchase a copy of the book from Orbital Comics – or a page of art from Mark Buckingham’s exhibition in the Orbital Gallery – to get your ticket. One ticket will be given per copy of Fables #150/Volume 22 bought or per page of original art bought, so the more you get the better your chances.
Terms & Conditions:

1. Tickets must be issued at the time of purchase and cannot be retroactively issued after the fact.

2. It is your responsibility to ensure you get a ticket, so please remind staff at the time if they forget to give you one.

3. The draw will take place at the Matt Stevens in-store gig on August 1, 2015 – immediately following the Mark Buckingham signing which runs from 5-7pm. Winners MUST be present with their ticket/s or a re-draw will occur.

4. Due to the exclusive nature of this competition, these rules will be strictly adhered to and no deviations will be allowed.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

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