UK – An Evening with Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher

Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher appear at the Cartoon Museum on Friday, November 24th from 6:30 PM till 8:00 PM to present HOW COMICS WORK. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Spend an evening learning the secrets of how to make comics by the hand of comics laureate, Dave Gibbons, and comic book expert, Tim Pilcher. Gibbons and Pilcher have collaborated in the creation of a new book called How Comics Work. This book is a comics masterclass packed full of rare and unpublished material from Dave’s personal archive and it reveals insider tips on how his work was created.

Surrounded with real-life examples of Gibbons’ original art at the Cartoon Museum, this evening’s event will provide a unique, behind-the-scenes-perspective on the creative process.

This event is free, but there are limited spaces. You must reserve your spot to attend.

A cash bar will be available throughout the event and copies of the book can be purchased at the museum shop.

**Disclaimer: We reserve the right to give the place to another person if they turn up on the night and you are not there by 6:35 pm.

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The Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HH London, United Kingdom
+44 20 7580 8155

SF – Superani Supersigning

Nicolas Nemiri, Dong Ho Kim, and Hans Olo appear at Sketchpad Gallery on Sunday, November 12th at 2:00 PM to meet fans and sign and sketch in their respective books.

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Sketchpad Gallery
505 Natoma St, San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 932-6208

OR – Art of Kill The Minotaur Signing + Art Show

Press Release: 

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is excited to have artist LUKAS KETNER return to exhibit his artwork from KILL THE MINOTAUR from Image Comics. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on Thursday, November 2nd, and will be available for viewing throughout November.

In KILL THE MINOTAUR, Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa (RED DEAD REDEMPTION) and Ketner (WITCH DOCTOR) reinvent the most fearsome beast of all with this horrific tale of heroism. Athens lost the war to Crete. Now, they pay tribute to King Minos by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth. Conspirators believe Theseus can be the hero they need to end the mad king’s bloody reign… but no one on this world has ever encountered anything like the savage minotaur.

Lukas Ketner grew up in Anchorage until moving to Portland, Oregon in 2000. He is the artist and co-creator of Witch Doctor, the launch title for Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics. Other work includes stories for Dark Horse Comics’ Creepy Comics and Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast-Food Culture, along with covers for IDW’s Hellraiser title. His illustration work varies from his work in comics to editorial illustrations for magazines and alt-weeklies to motorcycle helmet artwork for Icon Motosports. He was a 2009 nominee for the Russ Manning Award, and has twice won entry into the Communication Arts Illustration Annual for his album artwork for the band The Builders and the Butchers.

The KILL THE MINOTAUR exhibit will be on display the entire month of November. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, December 2nd, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – The Willows Release Party + Art Show

Nathan Carson and Sam Ford sign at Floating World Comics on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM.

Nathan Carson is a musician, writer, and Moth StorySlam champion from Portland, OR. He is widely known as co-founder and drummer of the internationally touring doom metal band Witch Mountain, host of the XRAY FM radio show The Heavy Metal Sewïng Cïrcle, and owner of the boutique music booking agency Nanotear. His byline can be found in the Willamette Week and the Oregonian. A regular on the weird fiction convention circuit, he has published many short stories and novelettes in critically acclaimed horror anthologies. His first standalone novella, Starr Creek, was recently released by Lazy Fascist Press and currently sits at #1 on the Goodreads list of “Books Like Stranger Things.”

Sam Ford is an acclaimed illustrator, and drummer of the lightning-in-a-bottle musical duo Wizard Rifle. Sam was apprenticed as a youth to award-winning comic book legend Paul Chadwick (Concrete) and has used the skills he learned to produce countless highly detailed posters, album covers, and t-shirts for bands as varied as Mountain Goats, Agalloch, Pentagram, Black Cobra, and Thrones. He has called Portland, Los Angeles, and New York City home, but is currently based in Washington state, living a hermetic life in a custom-built trailer, cranking out comic books and music at a fevered pace. The Willows is his comic debut.

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

CA – Ratchet & Clank 15th Anniversary Art Exhibition

In celebration of Ratchet & Clank’s 15th Anniversary, Gallery Nucleus, Cyclops, and Insomniac Games have come together to create a unique fan event and tribute exhibition on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Open to the public, all ages welcomed. FREE Admission.


  • 6pm – 7pm VIP/media hour
  • 7pm gallery opens to the public
  • Photo ops
  • Meet the creatives behind the game (see list below)
  • Free door prizes to the first 150 people in line
  • New exclusive Ratchet and Clank merchandise to be released
  • Tribute art created by actual Ratchet and Clank production artists
  • On display and available for purchase will be select pieces of Ratchet and Clank concept art
  • Free themed refreshments

Ted Price – Founder and CEO
John Fiorito – Chief Operating Officer (was an artist and art director on Ratchet & Clank)
Brian Allgeier – Usability Director (Creative Director on the Ratchet & Clank Future games)

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

UK – Grandville Force Majeure Signing + Art Show

Comic creator Bryan Talbot will be coming to Orbital Comics on 15 November 2017 from 5:30 till 7:30 PM for an extraordinary exhibition of his incredible artwork.

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

MA – Kirk Hammett Signing

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett returns to the Peabody Essex Museum on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a signing! Tickets available on Wednesday October 18th at noon. **SOLD OUT***

Only 150 tickets are available for this book signing! Ticket includes museum admission voucher, professional photo with Kirk Hammett and an autographed copy of the exhibition catalog for It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.

Kirk Hammett will only be signing copies of the exhibition catalog; one catalog per person. CDs, posters, instruments, other memorabilia, or additional exhibition catalogs will not be permitted inside the building. 

All bags will be subject to inspection upon arrival. Bags larger than 11″ x 15″ fully extended are not permitted. Large bags and other items can be checked at the Coat Room inside the museum (complimentary).

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Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-9500

MA – An Afternoon with Tony DiTerlizzi

Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi (The Battle for WondLa) appears at the Rockwell Museum on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM to discuss the facets of his career and the power of the imagination with exhibition curator Jesse Kowalski.

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CA – Blizzard Entertainment Art Show + Signing

Gallery Nucleus will transform into a one-stop shop for Blizzard Entertainment on Saturday October 14th as we feature incredible new titles published by Insight Editions and Dark Horse Comics.

The Nucleus store front will showcase the newest Blizzard Entertainment titles, officially licensed Blizzard merchandise, and official limited edition exclusive prints featuring art from Overwatch and LEGENDARY Blizzard Entertainment artist Samwise Didier.

Gallery Nucleus is also proud to be the FIRST retail location to purchase your copy of The Art of Overwatch and Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook!

Opening Reception Highlights: FREE ADMISSION!

  • 3PM–5PM Signing with artist Samwise Didier & select artists and authors from Overwatch
  • Limited to first 100 attendees to purchase The Art of Overwatch, The Last Winter, or Gallery Nucleus exclusive Overwatch/Samwise Didier print
  • 2 signed items per person
  • Merchandise available for purchase @ 12PM when Gallery Nucleus opens
  • 5PM–6PM VIPs/Staff/Press hour
  • 6PM Exhibition opens to the public
  • Framed artwork from Overwatch & Samwise Didier on display & for sale!
  • NEW Nucleus Exclusive print releases!
  • The FIRST 100 (of 200) Limited Edition Overwatch print will be released for sale in-store! 
  • Blizzard Entertainment themed pop-up shop featuring The Art of Overwatch, The Last Winter, Overwatch Anthology, & Pre-Orders for Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook!
  • FREE admission, FREE themed refreshments, giveaways and more…!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Pashmina Launch Party

Press Release:

Join Nidhi Chanani and Trickster on Saturday, October 14th at 6:00 PM for the official launch party for her debut graphic novel PASHMINA. Expect original art (not available elsewhere), samosas and tea. This will be a truly special event and we hope to see you there!

Nidhi will do a short presentation about her process, path to comics and sign copies of PASHMINA.

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

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