CA – Bug Zoo Signing

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Press Release:

Disney artist Andy Harkness will be signing his new Disney Artist Series Showcase book Bug Zoo. It is a beautifully illustrated children’s book filled with mixed media utilized to create the world of bugs! Gallery Nucleus will also be featuring original artwork tied to the book by Andy! He will be there to sign and meet with fans, come join us at Saturday June 18th, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

Ben loves bugs: armored, teeny, leggy, greenie, floaty, wingy, jumpy, springy bugs! After a trip to the city zoo, Ben collects all of the bugs he can find and sets up a bug zoo. He couldn’t be happier–but what about his bugs?

About the artist:
Andy Harkness is an art director for the Walt Disney Animation Studios. He’s worked on such films as Pocahontas, Mulan, Lilo and Stitch, Brother Bear, Tangled, and Frozen. He’s art directed short films such as “The Ballad of Nessie” and “Mickey Mouse’s Get a Horse!” He’s been nominated for three Annie Awards and won both an Annie and an Emmy Award for art directing ABC’s “Prep and Landing.” He lives with his wife and two sons in Manhattan Beach, California, and still hunts bugs at least twice a week.

More activities to be announced soon! To learn more on Andy’s process on the book, check out this video “The Making of Bug Zoo”

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

CA – TMNT 100 Gallery Show

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Press Release:

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming out of their shells in a special art gallery opening hosted by Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and IDW Publishing! All 100 original covers from Hero Initiative’s The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project will make their public debut in a gala event at:  San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

IDW Publishing provided special, limited-edition blank covered copies of the landmark Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #50, and Hero Initiative commissioned 100 well known artists including Dale Keown, Whilce Portacio, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson and more to create original drawings right on the covers. All the amazing art will be on display, for one night ONLY, Friday June 3rd (the same night as the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows movie)!

And there’s MORE: Kevin Eastman did an additional 15 original covers which will be available for purchase the night of the event, and he’ll be live-sketching two additional covers. Other participating artists will be in attendance, too, with more live sketching from the artists.

All art on display and produced the night of June 3rd will be available this fall in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 100 Project, a book available in both hardcover and softcover from IDW. All the covers will go up for auction on eBay starting on Tuesday June 14, 2016.

“I can not think of a better way to honor and celebrate the ART of the medium we all work in,” said Kevin Eastman “A special event, in a gallery setting created for our ART, while raising money to help the ARTISTS in need who originally inspired us!”

Admission is FREE (entrance donations to the Hero Initiative will be appreciated) and light refreshements will be available.

A splendid time will be had by all in an awesome event to raise funds for Hero Initiative, a charity near and dear to us all!

About The San Diego Comic Art Gallery:

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is a unique and dynamic space, designed to educate, engage, and celebrate sequential comic book and graphic arts through an ongoing series of special events, author and artist appearances, and original art installations. Spelled

Owned and operated by IDW Publishing, a renowned International Publisher based in San Diego, the SDCAG has already become a destination to worldwide fans of the medium, cementing San Diego’s status as a Capital of the comic arts, while becoming an integral part of the immediate community.

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

NYC – Peter Kuper Solo Show

00pkuper-ruinsCartoonist Peter Kuper opens a solo exhibition at the Scott Eder Gallery on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

SCOTT EDER GALLERY is thrilled to announce a solo exhibition of work by Peter Kuper, spanning his prolific career as a cartoonist, author, and political illustrator.

Peter Kuper’s powerful illustrations and comics have appeared around the world in newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Liberation, The Nation, Vertigo (DC Comics), and MAD Magazine, where he has been writing and drawing “Spy vs. Spy,” the ironic – and iconic – wordless strip featuring dueling spies, since 1997. Noted for his politically and socially charged visual commentary, Kuper is also the co-founder of Dream of the Rarebit Fiend/ Blab!

Spy vs Spy / MAD Magazine World War 3 Illustrated, a political comix magazine, and has remained on its editorial board since 1979.

Peter Kuper has produced over two dozen books translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew and other languages. They include The System, Stop Forgetting To Remember, Sticks and Stones (which won The Society of Illustrators’ Gold Medal),

Newsweek cover and adaptations of many of Franz Kafka’s works including The Metamorphosis, which is used in high school and college curricula in the U.S. and abroad. He has also been teaching comics courses at The School of Visual Arts for over 25 years and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

An inveterate traveler, Kuper has journeyed around the world with sketchbook in hand and the results include Comics Trips, a chronicle of his eight-month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia and Diario de Oaxaca, based on a two-year sabbatical Kuper spent with his wife and daughter living in Oaxaca, Mexico from 2006-2008. His most recent graphic novel, Ruins, is the culmination of his travel experiences, chronicling the migration of the Monarch butterfly interwoven with a couple’s journey to Mexico.

Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Suite 2-i, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 797-1100

MA – Boom! Comic Art Exhibition

 

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Local cartoonist Greg Moutafis has a reception for the Haverhill Library’s exhibition of his comic art this Sunday May 22nd at 2:00 PM!

RSVP on Facebook!

Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-1586

CA – Violent Pink Signing

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Perry Dixon Maple, Eastwood Wong, and Richard Chang appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 PM to sign their collaborative book Violent Pink!

The book is a collection of the wonderfully illustrated adventures of three magical girls, one designed by each of the artists, as they fight off villains with their powerful weapons of choice to win back the object of their desire. In addition to celebrating the anticipated release of the book with a signing and exhibition of the three artist’s work, we are inviting a select group of artists to create their own pieces inspired by Violent Pink.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Elsa Chang
Heejin Park
Jisoo Kim
Junyi Wu
Keiko Murayama
Phillip Light
Priscilla Wong
Soey Milk
Sylvia Liu
W. Scott Forbes
Jon Lau
Leslie Hung
Ping Zhu
Domee Shi
Darcey Ripley
Grace Young
Tony Unser
Jane Liu

RSVP on Facebook!

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

Gods & Monsters Celebrate 1 year!

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All ages are welcome and FREE admission for all!

We’ll have artists, authors, publishers and vendors set up all day signing and selling their books, art, and prints and doing commissioned sketch art… Workshops, tutorials & panels relating to all things nerd culture… A special art exhibition in the Transmetropolitan Gallery… Gaming demos & tournaments… Costumed character appearances for photo ops… Costume contest with prizes… Balloon artists, face-painters & magic shows… And free coffee tasting by Coffee Shop of Horrors! www.facebook.com/CoffeeShopofHorrors

And our popular D20 sale back again… Roll the die upon checkout to see what prizes you will win or how big of a discount you can get off all your items! Will you roll a 20 to get 40% OFF your purchase?

We’ll also be launching some new drink specials at our extensive craft beer/cider/mead/wine & soda bar in the Offworld L.O.U.N.G.E. And everyone in costume gets 20% OFF at the bar all day and night!

Raffle tickets being sold, with hourly prizes awarded, to raise money for Hero Initiative, a charity helping comic creators in need. www.heroinitiative.org

Interested in learning to play a new RPG? Pathfinder Society will be running demos throughout the day. https://warhorn.net/events/orc-gaming

Participating Artists:

Tim Proctor, local Artist and Actor will be on hand signing autographs and selling prints. Tim can be seen portraying Walkers in seasons 5 and 6 of the hit show The Walking Dead. Tim is also known for his sketch card work on such properties as Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Walking Dead, Mars Attacks, X-files and many more. He has also produced limited edition prints for both Disney and Lucasfilm.

Kate Carleton & Josh Dykstra www.facebook.com/katecarletonillustration
http://artofjoshd.com/ & http://ellastrange.com/

Jenni Gregory, creator of comics DreamWalker, Summoner, Abby’s Menagerie and Byrd, as well as sketch card artist for ChadPops and A1 Art Cards. www.jennigregory.com

Barry Gregory, creator of the John Aman series from Gallant Comics. www.gallantcomics.com

Mitch Hyman – Bubba The Redneck Werewolf

The Mohawk Crew www.mohawkcrew.com

DJ Clulow www.crabbysquiid.com

Ashley Lanni www.ashleylanni.com

Edmond Dansart Edbot5000.com

Chris Butler – Big Chris’ Gallery
www.facebook.com/thebigchrisgallery

Dennis Hansbury & Bonnie Wong: facebook.com/dennishansburyart & facebook.com/bonniewongart

Morgan Wilson, facebook.com/LuxNovaStudio

Warren Hart, aka famousafterdeath: Facebook.com/famousafterdeath

Stephen Wittmaak, MegaCon and Tampa Bay Comic Con regular, as well as a t-shirt artist. http://theSwitt.com/

Bianca Roman-Stumpff: http://biancaart.storenvy.com/

Sid Graves, Cemetery Prints: www.cemeteryprints.com

Josh Tyson, Mammoth Syndicate: www.mammothsyndicate.com

Ransom Designs, www.ransomdesigns.com

Gray Hollow, www.facebook.com/Grayswork

Thom Solo, facebook.com/Thomsoloart

Melissa’s Candle Bakery, facebook.com/MelissasCandleBakery

Nerd Improv by The Improvengers! facebook.com/TheImprovengers
“The Improvengers are an improvised comedy troupe that infuse all things geeky into their scenes. Everything is made up on the spot so no two shows are ever the same! Be sure to catch this hilarious show!”

Cosplay panel by Ðementia vön Grimm at 8pm: www.facebook.com/theconmother
“Join the CON-gregation at the holy church of Gods & Monsters for blessings, enlightenment, and cosplay commandments.

The ConMother Superior Ðementia vön Grimm, along with Father Inferior, will offer teachings from the CON-Bible, hear confessions, and provide penance with the Golden Rule(r), along with some surprises.

Come for the absolution. Stay for the cookies.”

Interested in volunteering at the event? Please contact info@godmonsters.com to find out how you can help.

CA – Fistful of Blood‬ Release Party

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Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday May 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM to sign the BRAND NEW ‪Fistful of Blood‬ TPB and all your favorite TMNT comics and trades!!

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

MA – North Shore Comics Mayhem

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Press Release:

Porter Mill Gallery is proud to present “North Shore Comics Mayhem!”, on display in our gallery from May 6th-May 28th!

North Shore Comics Mayhem features original comics and cartoon artwork from local independent comic artists ERIC BOEKER, BRADEN LAMB, SHELLI PAROLINE and DIRK I. TIEDE. Be prepared for zombies, werewolves, giant monsters & robots, sci-fi action, and sweeping fantasy adventures!

This show will highlight a comic book artist’s process, displaying inked works, pencilled layouts, color prints, and more!

Come visit the opening reception, held on Saturday May 7th, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM!!

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

Submissions Wanted for Wonder Woman Art Show

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Hub Comics in Somerville’s Union Square is hosting a Wonder Woman-themed art show this June and is currently soliciting submissions from artists! See below for further details.

Press Release:

With the strength of Demeter, the wisdom of Athena, and the beauty of Aphrodite, she is WONDER WOMAN–and HUB COMICS wants YOU to help celebrate her past, present, and future by contributing to PRINCESS, AMAZON, ICON: A WONDER WOMAN Art Show! We want local artists’ interpretations of DC Comics’ fiercest fighting female: 2-D and 3-D art is eligible; as are all the mash-ups, variations, and reinterpretations you can think of.

The opening reception will be on SATURDAY, JUNE 25th, with the show running through July. If you’re an interested local artist, please send us an email at hubcomics [at] gmail [dot] com with “Wonder Woman art” in the subject line. Please attach a jpeg of your submission, required no later than WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th. (You will be notified if your piece has been accepted by MONDAY, JUNE 20th. Because of space limitations, we may not be able to accept all submissions.) In your submission email please include your name, title, medium, and size of the piece, as well as pricing information if applicable. All accepted pieces must be ready for hanging/installation and must have that same information (name, title, medium, size, price) on the back.

As we near Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, help us promote peace, truth, and sisterhood throughout Man’s World with your best homages to comics’ most timeless heroine!

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
617-718-0987

DC Universe: Rebirth Debuts at WonderCon 2016

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The All-Star Talent For The Line-Wide Relaunch – DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH – Will Be Revealed At An Unprecedented Saturday Morning Press Conference Open To All And Streamed Live! Plus there will be awesome fan activities, informative publishing panels, and special surprise announcements.

Marking WonderCon’s debut in its own backyard, DC Entertainment (DCE) will dominate the event with a stellar lineup of panels and fan activities beginning Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27 at The Los Angeles Convention Center.

DCE’s WonderCon 2016 programming will be highlighted by a must-attend event touting the upcoming colossal DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH line-wide comic book title relaunch. Open to media and fans and taking place Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m. PDT in Petree Hall C in the West Hall, the press conference will be moderated by DC All Access co-host Tiffany Smith and include appearances by DCE Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and DCE Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who will reveal for the first time the lineup of writers and artists creating this incredible new universe of storytelling. This press conference will also be streamed live on DC Entertainment’s YouTube channel, and viewers can follow this interactive fan experience with #REBIRTH.

During the three-day convention, DCE’s expansive booth (#1602) will serve as the go-to location for fans to mingle with some of the best comic writers and artists in the business with a robust schedule of talent signings, in addition to swag giveaways celebrating DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH and the upcoming feature film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Plus, the booth will feature an impressive collection of items from DC Collectibles and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and a towering, working Bat Signal made entirely of LEGO bricks in an homage to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie from acclaimed exhibition, THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS. Fans will also be tempted to shout, “Look! Up in the sky!” when they see the Superman LEGO sculpture soaring above the booth.

DCE will also delight fans with a robust schedule of fan-favorite panel programming spanning every day of the Con.

  • Go behind the scenes of DCE at DC ENTERTAINMENT – ALL ACCESS. Offering an in-depth look at some of the most exciting stories ever told across DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD, join Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond, Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER), Jason Fabok (JUSTICE LEAGUE), JT Krul (BLOODLINES), Mitch Gerads (SHERIFF OF BABYLON), Annie Wu (BLACK CANARY) plus get the latest from acclaimed contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya (THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC COMICS). New and veteran fans alike are welcome for a tutorial on the essential stories, videos and products that make up DCE in a 101 guide to the DC Universe! Friday 1:30 p.m., Room 403AB
  • It’ll be a yabba dabba doo time during DC COMICS – HANNA BARBERA. DCE Co-Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee will join artists Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti to give fans an exclusive taste of what’s in store as their favorite cartoons get a new twist with SCOOBY APOCALYPSE, THE FLINTSTONES, FUTURE QUEST and WACKY RACELAND. Friday 2:30 p.m., Room: 403AB
  • From action figures to statues, busts to PVC figures, the DC Collectibles panel is the place to be for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most spectacular products. Plus, hear from the team about how they come up with so many must-own products, and get an early look at what’s about to hit shelves. Saturday 1 p.m., Room: 151
  • Artists and fans have the chance to learn from the best during ART MASTERS: DRAWING DC. Featuring a collection of talented DCE artists including Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER), Bernard Chang (BATMAN BEYOND), Amanda Conner (HARLEY QUINN, STARFIRE) and John Romita, Jr (SUPERMAN) take a unique look into their visual approach in shaping some of the best comics in the industry. Saturday 4 p.m., Room: 151
  • Sit down with Jim Lee and Dan DiDio during their traditional SUNDAY CONVERSATION WITH THE CO-PUBLISHERS panel to get an up-close look at the driving forces behind DC Comics, Vertigo, MAD, and much more. Sunday 12 p.m., Room: 151
  • The Graphitti Designs booth (South Hall, Booth #1403) will also feature WonderCon exclusive variant editions of THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE with cover art from Howard Porter, Jill Thompson, and Paul Pope. Plus #50 issues of SUPERMAN, BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN will also be available with exclusive variant covers featuring Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And make sure to stop by the booth Saturday when a new mystery variant cover is revealed!

For all of your WonderCon event coverage, special announcements and exclusives for attendees, download the new DC All Access app, available at the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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