SF – Art of Rogue One Signing

Press Release:

Join Sketchpad Gallery for a Star Wars Rogue One signing celebration on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM!

Come see art from The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, and get the books signed by the author and artists!

Joining us to meet fans and sign books will be Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars authority and author Pablo Hidalgo, and some of the amazing artists who have contributed to the Star Wars universe — Christian Alzmann, Aaron McBride, Karla Ortiz, Kemp Remillard, Tyler Scarlet, and Erik Tiemens.

We will have both books available to purchase, and on hand to sign them will be:

The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Concept Artist Christian Alzmann
Concept Artist Erik Tiemens
Concept Artist Tyler Scarlet
Concept Artist Karla Ortiz
Concept Artist Aaron McBride

Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
Author Pablo Hidalgo
Artist Kemp Remillard

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Sketchpad Gallery
66 6th Street, San Francisco, California 94103
(415) 756-8522

CA – Hug It Out Signing

Animation/illustration artist Louis Thomas appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, February 18th at 6:00 PM. Louis will be signing his latest book Hug It Out, and talk to fans.

About the book:
Mom has had enough of Woody and Annie’s incessant fighting. When her pleas for sharing and apologizing are ignored, she demands they “hug it out.” At first, the warring siblings are confused. Hugging? But after a long afternoon of forced embraces, the brother and sister decide to call a truce to avoid yet another icky hug. However it doesn’t take long for them to miss that newfound closeness. And soon they’re looking for something to fight about so they can hug it out once more!

Adults will delight in a new solution to conflict, while kids will enjoy yelling “HUG IT OUT!” at each familiar situation. With subversive humor and smart, eye-catching illustrations, Louis Thomas’s debut is a cheeky tribute to sibling rivalry and (cuddly) compromise.

About the artist:
Louis Thomas is based in Paris, France. He graduated from CalArts and Gobelins then worked full-time in California for several animation studios such as Pixar and Cartoon Network. He then returned to France and started showing work in galleries and illustrating children’s books.

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

CA – Nico Delort / Teagan White Solo Exhibitions

Artist Nico Delort and Teagan White appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM for exhibition openings.

Nico Delort is a French Canadian illustrator working in Paris, France. His original scratchboard work has won him several accolades and he had created work for Blizzard, Lucasfilm, Penguin Books and many more high profile clients. This will be Nico’s first solo exhibition with us. More details and surprises to be announced.

Teagan White specializes in intricate paintings of flora and fauna, playful animals and illustrated typography. She has been creating nature based artwork before it was considered “hip.” Her amazing work can be seen in children’s books as well as advertising and editorials for many clients.

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

MA – Chroma Art Show

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Boston Arts Academy and Tryptic Press present a new Group Show featuring artists from the pages of CHROMA including Adam Miller, Andrew Houle, Chris E. O’Neill,David Leblanc, Deanna Burke, Eyeformation, Doug Poole, Fred Lynch, Haig Demarjian, John Cardinal, Markus Sebastiano, Mary Curtin, Michael Crockett, Mike Doherty, Rich Pellegrino, Sarah Gay O’Neill, Tom Torrey, Nick Nazzaro, Dan Blakeslee & more!

Opening reception at the Sandra and Philip Gordon Gallery on Saturday January 28th from 10am-2pm.

DJ and live music. Artists wil be in attendance with merch and live art in a con-like setting.

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Boston Arts Academy
174 Ipswich St, Boston, MA 02215
(617) 635-6470

CA – Beyond Science Fiction Exhibition

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Artist Michael Whelan opens a retrospective exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Beyond Science Fiction is the world premiere exhibition of major works by artist Michael Whelan. This interactive show will transport you to distant worlds and alternate realities, both familiar and fantastic.

Whelan is one of the world’s premier painters of imaginative realism. For 40 years, he has created book and album covers for authors and musicians like Isaac Asimov, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Anne MacCaffrey, Robert Heinlein, Melanie Rawn, Michael Moorcock, the Jacksons, and Meatloaf. His clients have included every major U.S. book publisher, CBS Records, the Franklin Mint, and many more.

As the most honored artist in Science Fiction, Whelan has won an unprecedented 15 Hugo Awards, three World Fantasy Awards, and 13 Chesleys from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. The readers of Locus Magazine have named him Best Professional Artist 30 times in their annual poll and the Spectrum Annual of the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art named him a Grand Master in 2004. Other noteworthy awards include a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, a Grumbacher Gold Medal, and the Solstice Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America.

In 2009, he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, which includes such luminaries as H.G. Wells, Philip K. Dick, Gene Roddenberry, H.R. Giger, Octavia E. Butler, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Exhibition: February 11 – May 25, 2017

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 684-7111

UK – Scotland Yardie Signing

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Press Release:

Orbital Comics is very excited to have an exclusive exhibition featuring original artwork by Joseph Samuels and Daniel Francis from the pages of the new graphic novel by Skank and Black Eye creator Bobby Joseph.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, January 7th, when we’ll have all three creators signing copies of the book here at Orbital from 3pm.

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

CA – Art of Gabriel Rodriguez Exhibition

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The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is proud to host Gabriel Rodriguez, artist and co-creator of IDW Publishing’s Locke & Key, with a brand new exhibit showcasing celebrating nearly 15 years of making comics with IDW. Multiple examples of his work will be on display including Locke & Key and Little Nemo: Return To Slumberland. Gabe himself will be here in the Gallery in a RARE appearance on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM to sign all of your favorite comics!

Joining Gabe will be several IDW creators including Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Sara Richard (My Little Pony), Tony Fleecs (MLP), Agnes Garbowska (MLP), Jay Fotos (Locke & Key), Chris Ryall (Onyx, Zombies vs. Robots), Kahlil Schweitzer (Godzilla), Chris Mowry (Godzilla), Tom Waltz (TMNT) and more!

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

OR – Wuvable Oaf Signing

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Cartoonist Ed Luce appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM for an art exhibit and book signing to celebrate the release of the new volume of WUVABLE OAF. Guests will also receive a free Goteblüd enamel pin with the purchase of a book!

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

CA – Pixar Art Collection Opening

Press Release:

PIXAR and Disney Fine Art are proud to announce the release of a signature series. Seventeen images hand picked by John Lasseter, one image to represent each Pixar film. Each print will be signed and numbered on archival paper and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nucleus is honored to exhibit and have this collection available for the first time anywhere on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

000_finding-doryARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE
Steve Pilcher
Dominique Louis
…more to be announced.
PIXAR COLLECTION ARTISTS
Bob Pauley
Tia Kratter
Randy Berrett
Pete Docter
Ralph Eggleston
Teddy Newton
Bill Cone
Dominique R. Louis
Lou Romano
Robert Kondo
Harley Jessup
Steve Pilcher
Ricky Nierva
Sharon Calahan
Daniel López MuñozABOUT THE COLLECTION
Computers don’t make movies. People do: the artists, editors, animators, and technical directors. People are the life behind everything that gets created at Pixar. While animated films are technically complex to make, they each begin with the simplicity of putting pencil to paper.Many people don’t realize that Pixar has almost as many artists working in traditional media-hand drawing, painting, pastels, sculpture-as they do in digital media. Most of their work takes place during the development of a project, when they are working out the story and the look of the film. The wealth of beautiful art created for each movie is rarely seen outside the studio, and the finished film sent around the world would never be possible without it.Pixar believes that a film is a contract between the filmmaker and the audience. The filmmaker offers an imagined world; the public interprets the creation. With just the right amount of realism, a film becomes perfectly believable. This belief hinges on the consistent application of the rules of the filmic world. These rules are explored and defined through concept art formats, including character studies, background paintings and color scripts just to name a few. The result is a world both new and recognizable; fictitious yet intuitively real.The Pixar Art Collection is the first time a coordinated assortment of Pixar concept art has been released, celebrating each milestone film release in Pixar’s history. The pieces were hand-picked by a select team at Pixar and represent a wide range of media, from marker to pastels to digital creation.

The Collection is a love letter to Pixar and to Pixar’s fans – to each of us who found adventure, soared through space, changed our fate and renounced capes forever. To infinity and beyond!

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

 

event image “Losing Dory” by Daniel López Muñoz ©Disney/Pixar

OR – Urotsukidoji Release Party

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Toshio Maeda appears at Floating World Comics for the Urotsukidoji release party and exhibit on Thursday December 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

FAKKU is pleased to announce our release of the classic erotic manga Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend by Toshio Maeda. Like all FAKKU releases, Urotsukidoji is made with the original, untouched art. For the worldwide release of this book, we created a re-mastered edition alongside Toshio Maeda. The first of four volumes is available for the first time at the Floating World opening where you can meet Maeda himself! The event is co-sponsored by the CBLDF and Tim Goodyear will host a Q&A with the legendary artist, Toshio Maeda.

Urotsukidoji follows the story of Nagumo, a boy who unknowingly contains the god of the demon realm, Urotsukidoji within him. His power is sought after by demons both good and nefarious, but Nagumo is clueless as he deals with puberty. Both the anime and manga have a cult following internationally, known for their dark humor and beautiful, lewd ink illustrations.

Toshio Maeda is the proclaimed “tentacle master” of erotic manga. Aside from Urotsukidoji, Maeda is known for several series, most notably La Blue Girl, and Adventure Kid. Recognized internationally, Maeda has made a significant mark on expanding the erotic genre.

FAKKU is the largest hentai website in the United States began publishing hentai manga two years ago under its manga imprint FAKKU Books. To date FAKKU has released 29 books and continues to release three monthly magazines digitally.

**Exhibit will contain mature content.**

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

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