NYC – The Art of March: A NYCLU Flights & Rights Program

Press Release:

Join the Associate Council of the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Society of Illustrators (SOI) for a unique event celebrating the SOI’s exhibit The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece. Enjoy drinks, a private viewing of the exhibition and hear from our engaging panelists of artists and organizers on voting rights. We are honored to have joining us Andrew Aydin, award-winning creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, and current Digital Director & Policy Advisor to the congressman.

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.

Purchase tickets through the NYCLU website here…

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

SF – Toon Talk: Infinity War and Beyond

Brent Anderson, Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich, Al Gordon, and Steve Leialoha appear at the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Press Release:

Before Thanos battled Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War, he was known to Marvel fans as one of the most dangerous villains in comic book history. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the Cartoon Art Museum welcomes a star-studded pantheon of comic book creators to discuss these game-changing cosmic Marvel Comics of the seventies and eighties, with an insider’s look at the comics of Jim Starlin, the subject of the Cartoon Art Museum’s current retrospective exhibition.

Special guests include Brent Anderson (Astro City), Steve Englehart (The Avengers), Mike Friedrich (Captain Marvel), Al Gordon (Fantastic Four), and Steve Leialoha (Warlock).

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

CA – Moonlit Vale Launch + Art Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus hosts an exhibition of Annie Stegg’s first coloring book MOONLIT VALE on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6 PM – 9 PM. Featured will be some of her original ink drawings from the book as well as brand new paintings!

They will be available for the first time on opening night as we will be the first physical location to offer the Moonlit Vale.

*Books purchased on opening night will include a special book plate.

We will also feature a giant coloring page for attendees to enjoy. 

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

CA – Motor Crush Signing + Art Exhibition

Babs Tarr appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, June 9th at 6:00 PM to sign the newly released volume 2 of her popular series Motor Crush. Nucleus will be selling volumes 1 & 2 in the shop, enamel pins, and an exclusive art print release by Babs. Some original art will be available for sale.

The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series MOTOR CRUSH is back for another heat. Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush?

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

OR – Gumballs Release Party + Art Exhibit

Cartoonist Erin Nations appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 PM for a release party and art exhibit to celebrate the release of his new book Gumballs.

Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin’s gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept love-struck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories from customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity. This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content! Gumballs tips its hat to the classic alt-comic tradition of Eightball, Optic Nerve, and Box Office Poison, but speaks with a delightfully fresh voice for the modern age.

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

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is going to the Windy City!

As announced on The Star Wars Show, next year’s 2019 Star Wars Celebration will launch into hyperdrive from April 11-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. And the Celebration will continue the tradition with a little boost from Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi!

Tickets go on sale June 5th!

Watch the announcement below! For more info on Star Wars Celebration 2019 visit HERE!

MA – Never Abandon Imagination Closing Party

Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for the closing party of the Never Abandon Imagination exhibition.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a bestselling and award-winning illustrator and author who has been creating illustrated books for nearly two decades. The artist will discuss his popular card illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, as well as his work on the famed Spiderwick Chronicles, and as such picture books and chapter books as The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa Trilogy, and The Story of Diva & Flea.

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100

WA – Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds Closing Party

Celebrate Gene Roddenberry’s enduring classic as “Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds” embarks on its next adventure. The Museum of Pop Culture bids farewell to the exhibition on Friday, May 11th at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

Hear special guest Chase Masterson, in conversation with MoPOP Curator Brooks Peck, as she discusses her time on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” as well as her nonprofit Pop Culture Hero Coalition.

Also Enjoy:
Star Trek Trivia with Geeks Who Drink
Shake & Groove with DJ Sir Juan
Food and Drink Specials
Star Trek Gaming Café
Awesome Photo Ops!
MAKE It So – Trekkie textile construction
Experience #Holodome

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Museum of Pop Culture
325 5th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 770-2700

NYC – An Evening with Shawn Martinbrough

Press Release:

In celebration of the exhibit, Shawn Martinbrough: Storyteller, join Shawn Martinbrough, critically acclaimed creator/artist whose Skybound/ Image, DC, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include Thief of ThievesBatman, Detective Comics, Luke Cage Noir, Captain America, Black Panther, and Hellboy: Secret Nature, for an evening conversation on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Martinbrough will discuss his career and work with The Blerdgurl founder, Karama Horne.

A reception will follow.

Tickets
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Students/Seniors (Undergrad with valid ID)

About the Speakers:

Karama Horne is a Contributing Editor, producer, writer and host for SYFY Wire’s Blast series. She’s also a regular on the SYFY Wire podcast Who Won the Week and a self-proclaimed “Black Nerd Gurl”. Whether it’s comics, anime, movies or tech, Karama is on a mission to shine a light on both characters and creators of color. She provides commentary, reviews and interviews on her popular website theblerdgurl.com.

She also has been featured on panels at New York Comic Con, Awesome Con, Emerald City Comic Con and The Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival. Karama also actively gives presentations on diversity and inclusion of people of color and women within the comics and pop culture genre.  

Shawn Martinbrough is the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling”, published by Random House and reprinted in several languages. He is a critically acclaimed creator/artist whose Skybound/ Image, DC, Marvel and Dark Horse Comics projects include Thief of ThievesBatman, Detective Comics, Luke Cage Noir, Captain America, Black Panther, and Hellboy: Secret Nature.

Shawn has co-created characters featured in the blockbuster 20th Century Fox feature film, “Deadpool”, the animated “Batman: Gotham Knights”, the FOX television series “GOTHAM”, “The GIFTED” and the “JUSTICE LEAGUE”feature film.

Shawn is the artist of “Thief of Thieves”, published by Skybound/Image Comics. The acclaimed graphic novel crime series is written by Robert Kirkman, creator of the AMC television series, “The Walking Dead” and award winning author Andy Diggle.

Shawn’s work has been covered by BBC World America, ABC, NBC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, BET, Essence, Ebony, The New York Daily News, USA Today, AOL, Publisher’s Weekly, SIRIUS/XM Radio and others.

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

 

NYC – Brothers of the Gun Signing + Art Exhibition

Brooklyn Public Library presents an evening with Molly Crabapple, illustrator and co-author with Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham, of Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War on Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 PM. Attendees are invited to explore the accompanying exhibition Molly Crabapple & Marwan Hisham: Syria in Ink, followed by an talk with Crabapple and a reception. Books will be available for purchase.

Brothers of the Gun is a bracingly immediate memoir of the Syrian war from its inception to the present by a young man coming of age and finding his voice as a journalist, whose friends traveled divergent paths through the carnage. An intimate lens into the century’s bloodiest conflict, and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom. Illustrated with over 80 ink drawings by Molly Crabapple.

In 2011, Marwan Hisham and his two friends–fellow working-class college students–Nael and Tareq, joined the first protests of the Arab Spring in Syria, in response to a recent massacre. Arm-in-arm they marched, poured Coke into each other’s eyes to blunt the effects of tear gas, ran from the security forces, and cursed the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad. It was ecstasy. A long-bottled revolution was finally erupting, and freedom from a brutal dictator seemed, at last, imminent. Five years later, the three young friends were scattered: one now an Islamist revolutionary; another dead at the hands of government soldiers; and the last, Marwan, now a journalist in Turkish exile, trying to find a way back to a homeland reduced to rubble.

Molly Crabapple, an artist and writer based in New York, has drawn in Guantanamo Bay, in Abu Dhabi’s migrant labor camps, and with rebels in Syria, and received widespread praise for her illustrated memoir Drawing Blood. Crabapple is a contributing editor for Vice and has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, and Vanity Fair. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

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Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100

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