NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Signing

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Metropolis Gallery will be hosting a very special event for fans of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Comic Book art as world-renowned artist Greg Hildebrandt will be making a personal appearance at our Midtown Manhattan gallery, where he will be painting, chatting, signing comics, books, art, and more for his loyal fans. The lucky few who acquire our VIP package will have an opportunity to speak with Greg, and watch him work on a painting to be published, from 11am-12pm, an hour before general admission ticket holders will be admitted, at which time he will continue to paint, answer questions, and sign comics.

Greg Hildebrandt first achieved international acclaim along with his twin brother Tim when they published their series of Lord of the Rings calendars in the late 1970s. The duo went on to create a vast variety of paintings and illustrations for a veritable who’s who of pop cultural legends: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Magic the Gathering, and even the rock band Black Sabbath have commissioned works by the Brothers Hildebrandt, over seventy pieces from their body of work are currently on display for sale at Metropolis Gallery.

For fans looking to get their comic books signed and CGC Signature Series graded, VIP pass holders will be admitted early, from 11am-12pm, and general admission pass holders from 1-2pm. Greg will be on the premises painting and greeting his fans until 5pm.

The event will be taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 12-5 pm at Metropolis Gallery, located at 36 w. 37th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

We look forward to seeing you all as we welcome one of the true living legends of the Comic Book and Fantasy Art world to our gallery.

Tickets available at the link…

VIP Ticket: $25 11-12pm Early Admission
*Intimate Meeting with Greg Hildebrandt from 11am-12pm
*Comic Books Signed, Witnessed and Readied for CGC Submission
*Hildebrandt Show and Metropolis Permanent Art Gallery Access
*Painting Demonstration

General Admission Ticket: $10 12-5pm, Signing from 1pm-2pm
*Comic Books Signed, Witnessed and Readied for CGC Submission
*Hildebrandt Show and Metropolis Permanent Art Gallery Access
*Painting Demonstration

The gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.

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Metropolis Gallery
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
(212) 260-4147

CA – Spectrum 23 Launch Party

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Gallery Nucleus is proud to host Flesk Publications’ launch of their annual collective illustration book Spectrum 23. Come join us in the celebration for their 23rd year of releasing the finest collection of art in the illustration and entertainment art industry. Meet the exceptional and talented artists whose works are featured in the book. Event starts on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

Event Highlights:
Free refreshments
Artist Signing
more to be announced!

Featured Artists:
J.A.W. Cooper
William Stout
Alina Chau
Craig Elliott
Tooba Rezaei
Chuck Grieb
Waiji Choo
Julia Blattman
Tuna Bora
Chris Ayers
Bruce Mitchell
Vin Teng
Shane Stover
Richard Pini
Wendi Pini
more to be announced!

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

OR – The Order of Things Signing

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Reid Psaltis appears at Floating World Comics to present The Order of Things book release & art exhibit on Thursday November 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Order of Things, from rising star Reid Psaltis, is a subversive spin on the medieval bestiaries and animal encyclopedias that have fired the imaginations of children for centuries. Take a trip back in time through the natural world, but don’t let those breathtaking paintings distract you from the Order of Things. Psaltis’ humor is dry as those dinosaur bones.

A field guide to spotting and identifying mystery fauna, this fancifully illustrated work illuminates a menagerie of creatures, from the possibly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker to the impossibly ubiquitous Jackalope.

Reid Psaltis majored in oil painting at Western Washington University and completed the science illustration graduate program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He interned in the Exhibitions Department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, participating in the creation of the museum’s world famous dioramas.

His work as an illustrator has been featured online at the Rumpus, and in print in Science Notes, Scout Books’ Good Ink series, and in Dan Berne’s novel the Gods of Second Chances. His comics have appeared online and in eBooks from Top Shelf 2.0, Study Group Comics, Trip City and Alternative Comics. The Order of Things is Psaltis’ first book in print.

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

MA – Hanna-Barbera Exhibition Opening

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The Norman Rockwell Museum opens an exhibition of Hanna-Barbera animation art on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM with commentary by Jesse Kowalski, Exhibition Curator, and special guest Tony Benedict, Hanna-Barbera Writer.

Press Release:

Remember Saturday morning cartoons with cereal on a TV tray? From the late 50s through the 80s, animation powerhouse Hanna-Barbera created most of America’s favorites.

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Creating hit shows such as The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, and many others, Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse. Join us for the opening of this special exhibition, explores the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations. More than two hundred works are featured, including original animation art, sketches, model sheets, archival materials, toys, products, and interactive activities.  Read more…

Special Exhibition Preview Talk at 4 p.m. with Jerry Beck, animation historian and author of The Hanna-Barbera Treasury

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

OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

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Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

WA – Charles Burns Signings

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Fantagraphics Bookstore welcomes back Seattle native Charles Burns, one of the founders of the alternative comix movement, on Saturday October 8th at 6:00 PM to discuss his masterpiece Black Hole and other seminal works as part of Fantagraphics 40th anniversary festivities. A small selection of rare Burns prints and posters will be displayed. RSVP on Facebook!

The artist will also appear at Town Hall on Monday, October 10th at 7:30 PM to present his new collection Last Look.  RSVP on Facebook!

Seattle-raised cartoonist Charles Burns has been described as as “one of the most talented and compelling cartoonists of his generation.” During his 30-plus year career, he has published his distinctively dark idiosyncratic comics in a variety of magazines and graphic novels, including his Harvey Award-winning series “Black Hole.” He has also illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and is the cover artist for The Believer. Now he releases his award-winning epic trilogy—”X’ed Out,” “The Hive,” and “Sugar Skull”—all in one volume. Taking inspiration from the classic Franco-Belgian Tintin series, the trilogy tells the story of Doug, a troubled young man on a long, strange, mind-bending trip. A Publisher’s Weekly review of Hive praises “Burns’s power to shine a light on the darker side of human nature” and says, “the result will stick with readers long after being absorbed.”

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 652-4255

CA – LAIKA 10th Anniversary Art Show

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Press Release:

One of the greatest animation studios celebrates its 10 year anniversary! This October, Gallery Nucleus is honored to present brand new and unique tribute artwork inspired by Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo & the Two Strings. With production puppets and art also on display, this will be a must see event for all fans of the craft of animation and LAIKA studios.

OPENING RECEPTION FEATURES (October 29th)
Panel / Signing (3:00 – 5:00pm)
Exhibition (6:00 – 10:00pm)

FREE ADMISSION, Open to the public, No RSVP, All ages welcome

  • First 100 attendees get a FREE door prize
  • Purchase any LAIKA related items from our shop and be entered in our hourly raffle giveaways
  • Travis Knight (LAIKA CEO and Director/Producer of Kubo and the Two Strings) plus other LAIKA creatives will be in attendance for signings
  • Signatures will be limited to the first 200 guests who purchase any LAIKA related items
  • Live Shamisen music by Tsugaru Terry inspired by “Kubo and the Two Strings”

FEATURED ARTISTS

Alan Cook
Andrew Kolb
April Liu
Brendan Merien
David Au
Drake Brodahl
Israel Sanchez
Jackie Huang
Joey Chou
Julia Sarda
Mael Gourmelen
Maxime Mary
Pete Oswald
Seb Mesnard
Stan Manoukian
Uli Meyer
Zaruhi Galstian

…and more to be announced!

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

NYC – McCurry Sept. 11, 2001 Art Exhibition

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The Scott Eder Gallery presents art and photographs from the book McCurry, September 11 2001, written by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by Kim Jung Gi recounting Steve McCurry’s experiences during 9/11 and beyond). Both Kim Jung Gi and Steve McCurry will be present and refreshments will be served at the opening on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

In addition, on Friday October 14th we will be hosting one of Kim Jung Gi’s famous live drawing exhibitions, an event not to be missed!

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

NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Retrospective Exhibition

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Press Release:

Manhattan’s Metropolis Gallery will be opening its new show, “Greg Hildebrandt: A Retrospective,” on Friday, October 7, adding another item to every New York Comic Con attendees can’t-miss list.

This is the first retrospective for Hildebrandt, who with his late brother, Tim, is among the most revered fantasy and science fiction artists of the last fifty years. Not only will the show include some of their coveted Tolkien paintings that have never been shown before, the artist will attend the opening reception, to be held Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

“I did not choose art. Art chose me,” says Hildebrandt. “This retrospective is about my never-ending passion for creating art. Creating, for me, is the exploration of other worlds both in and out of my imagination.”

This exhibit will showcase upwards of 50 paintings for viewing and sale, including some never before available. Hildebrandt’s work continues to rise in value, with key pieces selling for as much as $150,000 each.

“We’re honored to represent the very talented Greg Hildebrandt,” says Metropolis COO and curator Vincent Zurzolo. “From Lord of the Rings to Star Wars to Marvel and DC, Greg has painted it all.”

“The Brothers Hildebrandt” shot to international fame in the mid-1970s, when they illustrated a series of Lord of the Rings calendars. In 1977, LucasFilm hired them to create the movie poster for first Star Wars film. They went on to illustrate Marvel Comics and DC Comics, among other high-profile projects. Sadly, Tim passed away in 2006.

“One thing that makes Greg such an icon is that he continues to create remarkable art,” says Zurzolo. “In addition to classic Brothers Hildebrandt pieces, we’ll be showcasing works from his “American Beauties” pin-up series and “The Dark Side” series, which explores the darker nature of comic book heroes and villains.”

The exhibit will also feature a very popular new work, “Captain America v. Hitler,” which Hildebrandt created this year in honor of Captain America’s 75th anniversary.

New York Comic Con attendees are invited to the Friday night opening. Metropolis is a 10-minute walk from the Javits Center.

Gallery Opening will be Friday, October 7th from 6pm-10pm ET, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

After the opening, the gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.

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Metropolis Gallery
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
(212) 260-4147

OK – Josie and the Pussycats #1 Signing

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Artist Jessica Garvey will sign her exclusive cover for Josie and the Pussycats #1 at Speeding Bullet Comics on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM!

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

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