CA – Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus and SEGA have teamed up to celebrate the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. With handpicked tribute art, exclusive print releases, giveaways, and special art installations, our teams have collaborated to bring the world of Yakuza straight to the fans.

Join us Saturday March 17, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM as we celebrate the fans and the final entry of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima.

OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daisuke Sato the General Producer of the Yakuza series and HORITOMO the renowned tattoo artist behind the series will be signing limited copies of the art book for those who pre-purchase the game at the event
  • Game artwork from the Yakuza franchise on display
  • Debut of exclusive Yakuza themed prints for sale
  • HORITOMO will be doing a live art demonstration at the event
  • Lifesize Kamurocho Gate installation
  • Special announcement and Q&A during opening night
  • FREE exclusive Ono Michio-kun Pin to our first 200 attendees, refreshments, raffles, exclusive Yakuza 6 shirt for sale, and more!
  • Gallery Nucleus will have the premium and launch edition copies of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for pre-purchase. With the purchase, you will receive the collector art books to be signed at the event. Game will be shipped on April 17th 2018
  • Open to the public, FREE admission, no RSVP necessary

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

CA – An Art Tribute to Disney Television Animation

Press Release:

In collaboration with Disney Television Animation, Cyclops Print Works, Inc., and Oh My Disney!, Nucleus is thrilled to host a tribute to the many wonderful TV cartoons by Disney. From going on adventures with the Rescue Rangers to solving mysteries in Gravity Falls, join us as we look back with fond memories of some great Disney Television cartoons throughout the years. the opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The exhibition runs till March 11, 2018.

Opening Reception Highlights:

Featuring Disney cartoons such as:

  • Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Darkwing Duck
  • DuckTales
  • DuckTales (2017)
  • Gargoyles
  • Gummi Bears
  • Talespin
  • Gravity Falls
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series
  • Recess
  • Tangled: The Series
  • Timon and Pumba
  • Tron: Uprising
  • Big Hero 6: The Series
  • Star Vs. The Forces of Evil
  • Pickle and Peanut

FEATURED ARTISTS:

  • Alan Bodner
  • Alexandra Neonakis
  • Bannister
  • Becky Dreistadt
  • Brianne Drouhard
  • Celine Kim
  • Claire Hummel
  • Cuddly Rigor Mortis
  • Dan Matutina
  • Daron Nefcy
  • Eastwood Wong
  • Ellen Surrey
  • Fawn Veerasunthorn
  • Grace Kum
  • Hackto
  • Heather Franzen
  • James Silvani
  • Janice Chu
  • Jisoo Kim
  • Joe Dunn
  • Joey Chou
  • Julien Rossier
  • Keiko Murayama
  • Kevin Jay Stanton
  • Marie Thorhauge
  • Michael Bear
  • Nicholas Delort
  • Nicole Gustaffson
  • Pernille Orum
  • Phillip Light
  • Sara Kipin
  • Stephanie Ramirez
  • Teny Issakhanian
  • Tobias Kwan
  • Tom Whalen
  • Yewon Park
  • Zoe Persico

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

CA – Capture Creatures Vol. 1 Book Signing

Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson appear at  Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM to sign the first ever trade paperback collection of their playful and fully-painted comic, Capture Creatures Volume 1.

About the Book:
100 creatures appear on earth. You’re gonna wanna capture them all!

Tamzen isn’t happy: her dad is always busy in his lab, she doesn’t exactly have a lot of friends, and to top it off, she’s in trouble with the Rangers for going off into the wilderness without permission. But when a creature unlike anything she’s ever seen appears unexpectedly in the forest, Tamzen sets off on an adventure with lab intern Jory and Ranger Teddy in search of answers…and what they find may be more than they can handle alone. Join the unlikeliest team of heroes ever on this beautiful, mysterious journey through a very wild world.

From the blockbuster team of Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt (Tiny Kitten Teeth), and featuring brilliant color work from Katy Farina (Steven Universe, Rick & Morty) comes a fully-painted comic book that takes kids deep into the mysterious world of the Capture Creatures!

About the Artists:
Becky Dreistadt grew up wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was. Driven by her love of cartoons and animals, she has set out on a quest taking her from her home in Virginia, to school in Georgia, to life in New Zealand and now to ply her craft in Los Angeles.

Primarily a comic artist, Dreistadt’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to New York to New Zealand and Japan. She is mostly known for her online hand-painted comic Tiny Kitten Teeth and its cute companion piece Tigerbuttah. Her work has appeared on comic and poster projects with Adventure Time, animation with Yo Gabba Gabba and the fantasy comic Lookouts with Penny Arcade.

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

NYC – Darryl McDaniels Signing

Darryl McDaniels of RUN-DMC appears at the RallyWIN Gallery on Wednesday, February 28th at 5:00 PM for a book signing as part of the the 103 Precinct Community Council’s 1st Annual Black History Memorabilia Art Gallery “A Celebration of Superheroes and Black Excellence.”

RallyWIN Gallery
89-02 165th Street, Jamaica, NY 11432
212.725.5994

 

NYC – The Art of Mike Mignola: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects

Press Release:

The Museum of Illustration at The Society of Illustrators presents THE ART OF MIKE MIGNOLA: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects, a selection of works from Mike Mignola, comic artist and writer behind the award-winning Dark Horse Comics series Hellboy, on display March 6 – April 21.

In this specialized exhibit, Mignola reveals some of his best pieces, providing viewer a look into his dark, spectral perspective. With his easily recognizable style of thin lines, unwieldy shapes, and heavy use of black forms, Mignola has amassed a large following of avid readers of his best-selling graphic novels.

In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics. During the 1990’s, after developing his iconic technique, Mignola moved to Dark Horse Comics, where he created his signature Hellboy series, a collection of comic books and graphic novels that chronicles the fate of a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse.

In this exhibit, the Society will feature highlights from his fan-favorite Hellboy series, as well as other spin-off titles including work from B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and Witchfinder. The Society is also pleased to feature samples from his award-winning comic books including the Eisner Award winner The Amazing Screw-On Head
(Dark Horse Comics) as well as Baltimore, or,The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Bantam Spectra), co-written by best-selling author Christopher Golden. This special exhibit will include an array of comic pages, covers, and rarely seen original paintings by Mignola.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Tuesday, March 6th, beginning at 6:30 PM.

In addition, Mike Mignola will be a Guest of Honor at this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival. This 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, draws over 8,000 attendees each year. Held on April 7 and 8, the Fest will include speaking engagements, book signings, and parties. Further scheduling for Mignola’s appearances including a panel talk and book signings will be available in future announcements.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

OR – Mappin the Floor Signing

Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles and Mappin’ the Floor, appears at the Oregon Convention Center on Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 PM as part of the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

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Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne Launch Party

Press Release:

Acclaimed cartoonist Brandon Graham (Island, Prophet, King City) will release MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE, a one-shot to complete the series, this February from Image Comics. We welcome him to Floating World on Thursday, March 1st, from 6-9pm for a book signing and art exhibit to celebrate this landmark comic.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE is the culmination of the MULTIPLE WARHEADS chapters serialized in ISLAND, in which our heroes finally make good on their wizard heist plans.

“I started drawing these characters and the world they live in 2001, letting the story go wherever felt like the most fun,” said Graham. “It’s been interesting to try to pull the threads of it into an ending, getting this meandering vacation of a comic to a fantasy heist culmination—while still letting myself get sidetracked by fun new ideas that I stumble into along the way.”

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

CA – Yohichi Nishikawa Art Demo + Exhibition

Artist Yohichi Nishikawa , who’s worked on films including Tales from Earthsea, Ponyo, From Up on Poppy Hill, The Wind Rises, When Marnie Was There, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast, Mary and the Witches Flower, and Summer Wars, appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in a rare US appearance for this special, one-day only, 5 hour painting workshop / art exhibition.

Original paintings will be on display and available for purchase. Yohichi’s demo will be done using paints, brushes, and paper, specially shipped from Japan.

Attendees are welcome to ask questions throughout the painting demo. Workshop attendees are automatically entered into a raffle to win the demo painting (additional raffle tickets will be available for sale to attendees)
$120 per person.Seats are limited.

SCHEDULE
1:00 – 1:30 PM presentation
1:30 – 3:00 PM painting demo
3:00 – 3:15 PM break
3:15 – 6:00 PM painting demo
6:00 – 6:30 PM book signing

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

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece Exhibition

Press Release:

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece walks visitors through the story of Congressman John Lewis’s experience in the civil rights movement as depicted by the pen of MARCH trilogy illustrator Nate Powell. This landmark exhibition of Congressman Lewis’s celebrated graphic novel memoir, co-written with Andrew Aydin, takes visitors on a visceral tour of the movement, illuminating pivotal moments, people, and philosophies through the display of over 150 pieces of original art, interactive materials, and new exhibition essays by Jonathan W. Gray, Associate Professor of English at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and author of Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association (The University Press of Mississippi. 2013). The exhibition gives a glimpse into how this graphic novel was created, with behind-the-scenes process art and artifacts from Powell’s illustration process. A portion of the exhibition also shows how Eisner Award–winning Powell evolved from an SVA student steeped in the punk zine culture into the illustrator of MARCH.

The Society of Illustrators will be organizing events open to the public in conjunction with the exhibition. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 1st, beginning at 6:30 PM. A schedule of lectures, panels, tours and workshops geared toward students, teachers, as well as the general public will be announced in the coming weeks. More information on the exhibit and related events can be found here.

In addition, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin will be Guests of Honor at MoCCA Arts Festival. This 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, draws over 8,000 attendees each year. Held on April 7 and 8th, the Fest will include speaking engagements, book signings, and parties. Further scheduling information for MoCCA Arts Festival will be available in future announcements.

The MARCH trilogy has been recognized for its groundbreaking storytelling with numerous accolades. MARCH: Book One became the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, MARCH: Book Two won the Eisner Award, MARCH: Book Three is the first graphic novel to receive a National Book Award, and the trilogy has spent a combined 99 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. MARCH is published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing.

The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece exhibition is co-curated by John Lind (Creative Director, Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics) and Charles Brownstein (Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund).

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

SF – The Prince and the Dressmaker Art Exhibition & Signing

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum’s ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase will feature Jen Wang’s latest graphic novel The Prince and the Dressmaker, published by First Second Books. A selection of Wang’s original artwork will be on display from February 15 through June 24, 2018.

An opening reception and book signing will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This reception will feature a conversation with Jen as she looks back on her career in comics and animation and looks ahead to upcoming projects. The reception is co-sponsored by the Cartoon Art Museum, First Second Books, Geeks OUT, and Prism Comics. All attendees will receive an exclusive The Prince and the Dressmaker print courtesy of First Second Books. The suggested admission for this reception is $5 for the general public. Advance tickets are available through Guestlist.com

About Jen Wang:
Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles. Her works have appeared in the Adventure Time comics and LA Magazine. She recently illustrated Tom Angleberger’s Fake Mustache. Her graphic novels Koko Be Good and In Real Life (with author Cory Doctorow) were published by First Second.

About The Prince and the Dressmaker:
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion!

Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend? Jen Wang weaves an exuberantly romantic tale of identity, young love, art, and family. A fairy tale for any age, The Prince and the Dressmaker will steal your heart.

About The Emerging Artist Showcase:
The Cartoon Art Museum’s Emerging Artist Showcase is dedicated to the presentation of new and emerging voices in comics, from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. This ongoing series of exhibitions is curated by the Cartoon Art Museum and supported in part by the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

About Prism Comics and the Queer Press Grant:
Founded in 2003, Prism Comics is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that supports LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly comics, comics professionals and readers. Prism fosters diversity in comics and popular geek culture and is one of the only comics organizations that provide an annual financial grant to emerging comics creators – The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. Learn more at prismcomics.org.

About Geeks OUT:
Geeks OUT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rallying, empowering and promoting the queer geek community. Formed in 2010, Geeks OUT has brought a positive queer presence to several large comic conventions and hosted a wide variety of community events in the NYC area and across the USA. Geeks OUT events have included art shows, geeky self-defense classes, movie screenings, and bar crawls, among others.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

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