CA – Star vs. the Forces of Evil Signing

Series creator Daron Nefcy appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 22nd from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to close out the tribute art exhibition. Nefcy will be joined by Adam McArthur (voice of Marco Diaz), composer Brian Kim, supervising producers Dominic Bisignano and Aaron Hammersley, character Becky Dreistadt, and background artist Drake Brodahl for a panel with a signing to follow.  Tickets available at the link…

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

OR – Telescope Release Party

Press Release:

Punk musician and underground Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya is coming to the West Coast this May! His tour will bring him to Floating World on Tuesday May 2nd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of his new Colour Code publication, TELESCOPE. We will have an exhibit of original artwork and other eclectic items from his tour.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego in 1999. TAWARAYA’s prolific output of gig posters, comics, music started in San Diego simultaneously in 2001.

He formed 3-piece punk band Dmonstrations with the members of Dosage and Usage in 2003. They released EP, LP on SAF Records, GSL(Gold Standard Laboratories), then toured west coast with legendary punk band The Slits. He also writes and performs in Japanese punk duo 2up (pronounced up up) (2002-present), released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records.

He was always having handmade comics at punk shows that was crafted with painted card board box as the hard cover, occasionally fur and photo collage were attached. Those independent comics were compiled and released in 400 page book Tetsupendium Tawarapedia in 2015.

His recent works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (Marseille, France), and Colour Code (Toronto, Canada).

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

OR – Small Favors Release Party

Colleen Coover appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00 PM for the SMALL FAVORS release party and art exhibit

Press Release:

Eisner Award-winning co-creator of BANDETTE collects her landmark female-friendly erotica in its entirety for the first time ever. We are excited to host a book signing and art exhibit with Colleen Coover to celebrate the release of this collection.

Limerence Press, the world’s premier publisher of female & LGBTQ friendly, sex-positive erotica comics announced that they will publish Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover.

Small Favors is the critically-acclaimed, girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover. Often taught in college courses, Small Favors is a landmark work of comic book porno that completely re-defined the genre by portraying sexuality in a friendly, silly, and approachable light.

This deluxe hardcover edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction from Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Colleen Coover is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her comics include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Oni Press, Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others. She works with her husband, writer Paul Tobin, on the Eisner Award-winning series Bandette.

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

CA – Triangle Art Show & Signing

Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus to celebrate his latest book release, Triangle, with a signing / exhibition event on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM.

Jon will do a book reading and there will be other fun activities. Signed and framed high quality reproductions from the book will be on display and available for the first time.

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

CA – Star vs. the Forces of Evil Art Show

Press Release:

In collaboration with Cyclops Print Works, Oh My Disney! and Disney Television Animation, Gallery Nucleus is excited to host a tribute exhibition on Saturday, April 8th for the hit Disney TV series Star vs. the Forces of Evil with a full artist roster curated by creator Daron Nefcy!

OPENING RECEPTION SCHEDULE

  • Depending on the line, wristsbands for signing will be handed out no later than NOON — limited to first 150 people in line. 

    •  Please NO camping out overnight. You can start lining up as early as 5am on the morning of.  Security will be on-site.
    •  Please NO holding spaces for friends/family.
  • 2:00-5:00PM: Buying window for first 150 people w/ wristbands to purchase their items to be signed.
    • Only exhibition related prints/merchandise available for sale. No original artwork will be available until the evening.
  • 6:00-7:00PM: VIP Hour
  • 7:00-10:00PM: Gallery doors open to public
    • Signing for 150 wristbanded attendees (Limited to 2 signed items per person)

*As a special Disney event, an early collector’s preview will not be available. However, the collection will be online on our website as early as Sunday 4/9 at 12:00AM.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brand new tribute artwork celebrating Star vs. the Forces of Evil
  • Participating artists curated by series creator Daron Nefcy
  • Daron Nefcy in attendance & signing for the first 150 attendees w/ wristbands
  • Cosplay highly encouraged.
  • Screen printed limited-edition collectible fanbill freebies by Star vs. the Forces of Evil designer Maryam Sefati
    • while supplies last!
  • New Gallery Nucleus exclusive Star vs. the Forces of Evil print releases
  • Production art on display
  • Free themed refreshments

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Alex Duckworth
Alina Chau
Alison Donato
Amelia Lorenz
Ann Shen
Ariel Vracin-Harrell
Brigette Barrager
Becky Dreistadt
Carrie Liao
Casey Crowe
Cassie Zwart
Charlotte Jackson
Cheyenne Curtis
Daron Nefcy
Devin Taylor
Dominic Bisignano
Drake Brodahl
Eric Gonzalez
Evon Freeman
Gina Gress
Israel Sanchez
Jorge Gutierrez
Kari Casady
Kassandra Heller
Kayla Jones
Kristen Gish
Lorraine Grate
Lynn Wang
Madeleine Flores
Maryam Sefati
Matthias Bauer
Matt Doering
Michelle Park
Molly Ostertag
Nancy Lorenz
Neysa Bové
Nicolette Wood
Peter Emmerich
Philip Vose
Rachelle Reyes
Sabrina Cotugno
Sarah Oleksyk
Stephanie Ramirez
Sun Jae Lee
Zach Marcus

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

NYC – Will Eisner: Centennial Celebration Exhibition

Press Release:

Join the Society of Illustrators on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a special gallery talk by the curators of the exhibit WILL EISNER: The Centennial Celebration.

Kitchen Sink Press’ Denis Kitchen and John Lind will take guests through the exhibit and discuss the life and work of groundbreaking comics creator Will Eisner. Eisner was a pioneer in the creation of comics during the “Golden Age” of comics during the 1930s and ‘40s, achieving fame with his iconic crime-fighting hero The Spirit. Many comic greats worked with Eisner, including Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, and Al Jaffee. After the Spirit ceased publication, Eisner devoted himself to creating educational and instructional sequential art, a term he coined. In 1978, Eisner once again reinvented himself- and the comic art medium-with his graphic novel, A CONTRACT WITH GOD.Will Eisner’s 19 graphic novels and 3 textbooks are still in print in 15 worldwide languages. The prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented annually at San Diego Comic-Con.

About the Curators
Denis Kitchen is one of the pioneering publishers in underground comix and alternative press in the United States. His Kitchen Sink Press, which operated from 1970 until 1999, published seminal graphic novels by Will Eisner, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, Mark Schultz, Scott McCloud, James O’Barr, and Charles Burns. In 2015, Kitchen was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame at Comic Con International: San Diego.

John Lind is an award-winning book designer and editor and creative director/co-founder of the Kitchen Sink Books imprint (co-founded by Denis Kitchen) at Dark Horse Comics. In 2016, he edited and designed Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection and the Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration catalogue. Outside Kitchen Sink Books, Lind’s select client list includes Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Egmont Group, Bloomsbury Publishing, and Disney Publishing Worldwide.

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

Beverly Comic Con Hosts Fourth Annual Show on April 8th

Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, April 8th for the fourth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios!

Free to the public, family friendly and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.

Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage.
Doors open to the public at 10am.

Special Guests-
Robert Gill – DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Braden Lamb – Boom Studios, First Second Books
Shelli Paroline – Boom Studios, First Second Books

Live music –
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
Qwill

Live art –
Michael Crockett

Magic Show –
The Impossible Ivan Demarjian

Artists and vendors –
Adam Miller
Andrew Houle
Anthony Sedani
Bareknuckle Burly
Chris Denmead
Crystal Naylor
Dana Robinson
Daniel Kern
Dave Ferreira
David J. Leblanc
Desmond Reed
Dirk Tiede
Don Mathias
Eric Boeker
Finar Comics
Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Greg Moutafis
House of Roulx
Jason Casey
Joe Haley & TJ Dort
Josh Morrissette
Mary Curtin
Montserrat College of Art
Paper Asylum Comics and Collectibles
Renee Mallett
Robbie Short
Ryan Santos
Ryan Valentine
Ryn Grant
Scarlett Shiloh
Standup Comix
Tom Torrey
Whalom Painting & Woodcraft

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MA – Roger Andrews Art Show

Artist Roger Andrews opens an exhibition of art at the Colo Colo Gallery on Thursday March 30th at 6:00 PM.

Colo Colo Gallery
101 W Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA 02744
(508) 642-6026

MoCCA Arts Festival Kicks Off with Opening Reception for Fit to Print

Artists
Baptiste Alchourroun

Alexis Beauclair
Fanny Blanc
Guillaume Chauchat
Quentin Duckit
Juliette Etrivert
Marion Fayolle
Caroline Gamon
Lucie Larousse
Antoine Maillard
Bénédicte Muller
Mayumi Otero
Margaux Othats
Eugène Riousse
Marine Rivoal
Simon Roussin
Raphael Urwiller

Visit the artists at booth # F213 and F214 MoCCA Arts Festival, held on April 1 and 2at Metropolitan West.

Select artists will also be featured in a panel discussion on April 1st at Ink48.
3:30PM / in the Garamond Room
Fit to Print: French Artists in The New York Times
Art director Alexandra Zsigmond searches widely for artists to commission as illustrators for The New York Times. Over the past several years, she has worked with many artists who graduated from the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), an art school in Strasbourg, France. She will speak with artists including Lucie Larousse, Mayumi Otero, Eugène Riousse, Simon Roussin, and Raphael Urwiller to discuss their unique work, the influence of Strasbourg, and how they collaborate to produce work for The New York TimesLearn more…

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

OR – What Parsifal Saw Signing

Ron Regé Jr. appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM for the What Parsifal Saw book signing and art exhibit.

What Parsifal Saw collects work produced by artist Ron Regé, Jr. following the release of 2012’s acclaimed opus, The Cartoon Utopia (which is being re-released in paperback this season). Regé’s interest in esoteric ideas and spirituality has permeated into all aspects of his work, as highlighted by “Cosmogenesis,” his adaptation of selections from the writings of 19th century occultist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. “Cosmogenesis” concerns the magical, alchemical, ancient, and mysterious ideas that strongly influenced The Cartoon Utopia as well. Regé’s work continues to a cosmic consciousness, psychedelia, outsider rawness, and pure cartoonish joy.

Ron Regé, Jr. is a cartoonist and musician from Plymouth, Massachusetts. He currently plays drums in the Los Angeles-based band Lavender Diamond. Regé began publishing his own minicomics while attending Massachusetts College of Art in 1988. He has since been published by Highwater Books, Fantagraphics, Buenaventura Press, McSweeney’s, and Drawn & Quarterly.

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

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