CA – Holly’s Day at the Pool Signing & Art Show

Artist Benson Shum appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 PM to sign his latest book “Holly’s Day at the Pool” published by Disney-Hyperion as part of their Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.

New original paintings from the book will be on display and available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these traditional illustrations full of summer fun that even families can enjoy.

About the book:
Based on his niece’s experience, Benson created a story about how Holly the Hippo overcame her fear of swimming. Holly is full of questions when it comes to swimming! “What if..” she always wonders, every time she almost dips her toe in the water. Read on how she overcomes her fear of stepping into the pool.

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

SF – Daydream on the Shore Release Party

Artist Christine Villanueva appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, July 7th at 6:00 PM.

Cartoonist and illustrator Christine Villanueva debuts her personal zine that dives into the mechanics of her own reality and the personas of her psyche: a penguin named Socrates, her provocative inner-monologue C. and a talking rabbit. A confessional. A dull memory. A worthless dream. A game of chess with Death. Non-linear and not sure about the ending, it’s an autobiography of artist. Special variant covers will be available for the opening along with showcasing selected comic pages and available prints.

About the Artist:
Christine Villanueva is an American illustrator and visual artist living in Berkeley, CA. She studied Art History at University of California, Berkeley while cartooning for The Daily Californian Newspaper. After beginning her career as a gallery worker, she moved her interests towards illustration and comics.

Driven by the whims of her charming characters and visual language, Christine Villanueva’s work shows ambiguous narratives that grasp at familiar sensations taken from personal anecdotes and universal themes. Immersive, fantastical and at many times intangible, Christine creates surreal landscapes that allure a curiosity and beauty that brings a lightheartedness to her storytelling with a subtle depth that is not completely caught at first glance. Influenced both by the depth of Japanese manga and the crispness of European comics Christine strives to find truth among the chaos and confusion of human emotions while honing a playful approach.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 695-1545

MA – The Art of Wordless Storytelling Exhibition

Join artist David Wiesner (Fish Girl, Mr. Wuffles!, Flotsam, The Three Pigs) for a gallery talk on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM on the special exhibition David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. A book signing will take place in the Great Hall following the program.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-6300

OR – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Release Party

Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics for a book release party and art exhibit for POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER on Thursday July 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

Stuck in a small town with a broken-down van, Emily goes on a walk. After following some shady characters through subterranean tunnels, she discovers three video monitors showing stories from a magical present, dreamy past, and strange future.

In this long-awaited sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed graphic novel POP GUN WAR: GIFT, author and creator of The Wrenchies, FAREL DALRYMPLE, revisits his world of surreal urban fantasy.

Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist. His book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Farel’s Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT is completed and out in three comics book issues from Studygroup comics. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics 2010), with writer Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a several Illustration and cartooning projects.

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

NYC – La Borinqueña Mural Exhibition

Press Release: 

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education presents the unveiling of their newest mural dedicated to La Borinqueña on Wednesday June 7th at 5:30 PM! This mural will be painted by Tats Cru and will feature cover artwork for the 2nd issue of La Borinqueña by legendary artist George Pérez! Also featuring the art of Will Rosado, Emilio Lopez, Juan Fernandez and Sabrina Cintron! Creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez will be present and signing copies of his first comic book!

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Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
Y(718) 589-2230

CA – Flora & Fauna Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus’s Flora & Fauna exhibition returns with four favorites; F&F veterans Nicole Gustafsson and MALL alongside newcomers Becky Dreistadt and Wendy Hearts. Focusing on plants & animals, this exhibition brings our space back to the elements! Each artist will be bringing a collection of beautiful new original works inspired by nature.

Join us Saturday June 24th from 6:00 – 9:00PM as we celebrate the verdant world outside the bustle of our day-to-day & away from our technological obsessions. Also sign up for the preview to the right of this page to be among the first to view and purchase pieces from the collection.*

Opening Reception Highlights:
Debut of brand new traditional pieces inspired by nature
New exclusive print releases from each artist
New Nucleus artist series enamel pin by Nicole Gustafsson
Special Gallery Nucleus bird-watching session
FREE themed refreshments
FREE Admissions
No RSVP necessary

Exhibiting Artists:
Becky Dreistadt
MALL
Nicole Gustafsson
Wendy Hearts

*Previews generally go live the Friday evening before an exhibition from 7-10PM PST. Some delays may occur.

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

MI – Ben Hatke: Art & Adventure Exhibition

Artist/Author Ben Hatke appears at the Ann Arbor District Library at a special reception for an exhibition of original art on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Ben will also lead a gallery talk with Q&A Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF), the art will be on display until August 31, 2017.

Artist Bio:
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the Eisner award winning Little Robot, and the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin. Both Zita the Spacegirl and his graphic novel series Mighty Jack are being developed for film by 20th Century Fox. Ben lives and works out of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He enjoys archery and fire breathing.

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Ann Arbor District Library
343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-4200

CA – Corgi Art Show

Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show celebrating corgis opening on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Artists participating:
Alexandria Neonakis
Benson Shum
Betsy Bauer
Brigette Barrager
Drake Brodahl
Ellen Surrey
Gabby Zapata
Grace Kum
Heather Franzen
Janice Chu
Junyi Wu
Loris Lora
Naomi Romero
Ryan Berkley
Zoe Persico

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

NYC – The Lost Work of Will Eisner Revisited

Press Release:

Join Locust Moon co-publisher Josh O’Neill at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday June 1st at 6:30 PM to close the exhibition where Eisner’s work began — with a journey back to his days as an ambitious, talented teenager, hungry to make a name for himself in the fledgling world of comic books.

The importance of Will Eisner in the history of comics and sequential art cannot be overestimated. The restless innovator, pioneer of the graphic novel, and creator of THE SPIRIT spent the bulk of the 20th Century pushing the comics medium relentlessly forward. Here in his centennial year, he is the subject of the largest-ever American exhibition of his work at the Society of Illustrators. But despite vast scholarship and writing on Eisner and his many achievements, little had been known about his earliest work. Until now.

Locust Moon Press has recently published an edition of remarkable and revelatory comics from the dawn of Eisner’s career. These never-before-seen weekly strips were re-discovered, hidden among an enormous lot of printing plates in the possession of a New Jersey antique collector named Joe Getsinger.

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

CA – Motor Crush Art Show & Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is excited to welcome back the fabulous Babs Tarr for a signing and exhibition to celebrate the release of Motor Crush Volume #1 on Saturday, June 10th at 6:00 PM!

Reuniting the critically acclaimed team behind the Batgirl revamp (Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr), Motor Crush follows Domino Swift as she races in the World Grand Prix by day & cracks skulls for the performance enhancing “Crush” by night.

Featuring original new pieces inspired by the comic & tribute artwork from artists handpicked by Babs herself, this is a must-see event for any comic fans!

Exhibition Highlights

– Babs Tarr in attendance & signing copies
– New original artworks by Babs Tarr on display & for sale
– Tribute artwork from select artists handpicked by Babs
– New Nucleus exclusive prints
– FREE themed refreshments & FREE admission
– No RSVP necessary
– More to be announced..!

Exhibiting Artists

Babs Tarr
Cameron Stewart
Kevin Wada
…and more to be announced!

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

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