CA – Hotel Transylvania 2 Panel & Book Signing


Press Release:

Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, October 3rd for a behind the scenes look into Sony Animation Studios’ Hotel Transylvania 2! The sequel to Hotel Transylvania follows the changes that have happened after the first film. Count Dracula is determined to see if his grandson Dennis has any vampire potential while his daughter Mavis and Jonathan consider making a change for their young family.

Featured Artists:
Michael Kurinsky – production designer
Chin Ko – visual development
Aurora Jimenez – visual development
Seonna Hong – visual development
Kristy Kay – visual development
Lizzie Nichols – visual development
Andre Medina – character design
Michael Spooner – visual development
Joey Chou – visual development

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing

$10 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Hotel Transylvania 2 book (100 seats only, standing room also available for late comers). Free admission for kids 12 and under.

General Admission and Signing Instructions:
1. Please purchase your general admission tickets / books at the register before being seated.
2. Seats for general admission are first come first serve. Signing queue will start from the front row and conclude with the last row.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

NYC – Batman: Black & White Exhibition

00alexrossDesigner/Writer Chip Kidd (Batman: Death by Design) opens a gallery exhibition featuring an extraordinary selection of original Batman drawings assembled from his collection on Wednesday October 7, 2015.

In 2013, DC Comics released a brand-new six-issue revival of the legendary Batman: Black and White series. Based on the hugely-popular 1996 publication, each issue of Batman: Black and White features several short-stories written and drawn by top comic writers and artists. In the first Issue, released on September 4th of 2013, Chip Kidd’s short-story titled “Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When” (co-written by Michael Cho) was featured, and the issue also included a blank variant cover. This blank cover overlap allowed fans to seek out original sketches by their favorite artists, and became a popular collectable.

Since the release of this Issue, Chip Kidd has amassed a diverse collection of covers. For the first time ever, the Society, in support of The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is proud to display this collection in our MoCCA Gallery.

Chip Kidd is a Designer/Writer. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have won numerous awards and have revolutionized American book packaging. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, as well as the Use of Photography in Design award from the International Center of Photography. He is the author of multiple books including The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as the graphic novel Batman: Death By Design (illustrated by Dave Taylor, published by DC Comics). Kidd is a distinguished and prolific lecturer and has spoken at such notable institutions as Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and RISD.

A lecture featuring Chip Kidd and special guests will take place on Tuesday, September 29th. More details at the link.

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

MA – Artist Talk: Victo Ngai


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

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


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


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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2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Comic Book Apocalypse Art Show


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


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


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


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 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…

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