ON – Bera The One-Headed Troll Signing

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Press Release:

Little Island Comics is happy to welcome Eric Orchard to the shop for the launch of his new young-readers graphic novel Bera The One-Headed Troll on Saturday, August 13th at noon! Eric is one of our favourite Canadian comic creators, and one we were lucky enough to host for a celebration of his previous book, Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch, and at long last he’s got a new book for us to celebrate!

Fans old and new are welcome to come to the launch, which will feature a presentation by Eric as well as drawing activities for kids. We will also have some of Eric’s Maddy Kettle art on display, showing off just what his lush artwork looks like before it’s printed as a book!

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Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
416-901-7489

CA – Darwyn Cooke Tribute Art Show

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Press Release:

Londyn Jackson, host of Meltdown Comics’ podcast History of the Batman with Londyn!, is curating a show paying tribute to comic book writer and illustrator Darwyn Cooke, who passed away May 14, 2016 from lung cancer.

Artists in this intimate show include:

Kris Wimberly
Terry Alec
Marco D’Alfonso
Iris Lopez
Mark Klein
Mauricio Abril
Jemely & Jeremy Jayme
Lauren Moran
Bernardo Gonzalez
Albert Morales
Michael Troy
Mike Bre
Nathan Jeffers
Yosuf Gurung

A portion of the art sales made in this month long show will go to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hero Initiative.

Join us opening night on Saturday, July 30th to celebrate the brilliant work of Darwyn Cooke!

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

OR – Terra Flats Release Party

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Floating World Comics and Press Gang are excited to host a release party for our newest publication, Terra Flats, by Jason Fischer on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM. This new ongoing series follows two friends navigating the challenges of life and love in the big city. Broken Frontier praised the debut issue as a “manga-flavored fantasy-comedy (that sees Jason) growing into his own highly individualized voice.” Jason will exhibit original art from the book and also produce two exclusive prints just for this show.

“Hex In The City”
Introducing the captivating Vee and her best friend Pony, a sweet and powerful demon. When Drake the vampire and Komo the dragon compete for Vee’s affections, spells and sparks start to fly! Romance meets magic in this enchanting new series about living and working in the big city!

In 2013 Jason Fischer worked as an art assistant to Bryan Lee O’Malley on his newest graphic novel Seconds. His previous comic projects include Seconds Helping, Burgermancer, and Junqueland.

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

NYC – Carousel Meets the Comic and Cartoon Art Annual

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Comic readings and slideshows featuring artists represented in this year’s Comic and Cartoon Art Annual at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

With presentations by:

Sarah Andersen
Chris Cater
Leela Corman
Christopher Darling
Carolyn Figel
Julia Gfrörer
Ligang Luo
Nicholas Offerman
Feifei Ruan
Diana Schoenbrun
Adrian C. Sinnott
Jim Torok
Kriota Willberg
Yao Xiao
Lior Zaltzman

Hosted by R. Sikoryak
Part of the long running comics performance series, Carousel.

TICKETS
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 seniors/ students (with valid ID)

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

NM – At the Earth’s Core Signing

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Artist Jamie Chase appears at the Cocteau Cinema on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:00 PM to discuss his artistic process and illustrations for the new Dark Horse edition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ At the Earth’s Core. There will be a display and sale of his original works in the gallery!

The event takes place from 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM, and tickets are $5.00 for General Admission or $15.00 for admission and a copy of the graphic novel.

Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 992-8783

CA – Gravity Falls Exhibition

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In celebration of the release of Journal #3 and the closing of the Gravity Falls series, creator Alex Hirsch along with other production staff and professional illustrators will be contributing new and original artwork to this official Gravity Falls exhibition / book signing at Gallery Nucleus. Alex Hirsch will be in attendance on opening night on August 6, 2016 only. The art exhibition will be up from August 6 – August 21, 2016.

OPENING NIGHT
Cosplay is highly encouraged! Open to the Public, All Ages Welcome, No RSVP needed.

ADMISSION
$5 entrance fee at the door.
This is expected to be a HIGHLY attended event, so please plan accordingly!

OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS
-Exclusive door prizes and raffle giveaways will be available to attendees only.
-First 100 people in line will be able to get in early and get their book signed by Alex. NO SAVING SPACES FOR FRIENDS, NO EXCEPTIONS! IF you are not physically there at the time we start counting, you will NOT be included as part of the first 100. In order to receive a bracelet for the signing, the first 100 people must EITHER purchase their Gravity Falls merchandise in our store OR if you bring an outside book for signing, it will be subject to a $10 fee.
-Signing scheduled from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
-Media/VIP Preview Hour from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Doors open to the public at 6:00 PM.
-Complimentary refreshments available
-Hourly raffle giveaways (Winners do not need to be present to win. Winning numbers will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter)

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

MA – Chroma Art Show

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Andrew Houle, John Cardinal, and Michael Crockett open an art show at the Montserrat Gallery on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Press Release:

From the pages of “Chroma,” an art annual created by three Montserrat alum, a commitment was formed to showcase emerging and established artists in a vibrant and varied publication. With each volume filling a need to define the creative community in New England and giving a voice to the artists residing here.

While the co-founders (Andrew Houle ’00, John Cardinal ’99, and Michael Crockett ’97) shared overlapping years attending Montserrat, a passion for illustration, comic book culture and painting formed a bond that would later bring them to form Tryptic Press and later publish “Chroma” vol. 1.

Now together releasing “Chroma” vol. 3 & vol. 4 a thriving and supportive collective of artists has formed. Creating an uncommon home within the “Chroma Family”, bridging abstract painters, fashion photography, comic book illustrators, community based art programs, printmakers, sound-makers and even robot-makers.

With this 50 person group exhibition all points come together in some cases meeting for the very first time in person and on the walls, combining all four current volumes of artists. Creating new collaborations, new relationships, new directions for what has always been right in our own backyard; a New England Art Awakening.

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Montserrat Galleries
23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 867-9624

Toonseum Looking for Star Trek Original Art

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Press Release:

The Toonseum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, is currently in the process of organizing an exhibit of Star Trek original comic art. Art collectors have been instrumental in the success of prior exhibits at the ToonSeum, including last year’s Avengers: 50 Years of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the current Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty exhibits, and the hope is that this will again prove true with Star Trek.

The Toonseum is thus reaching out to any collectors who might be willing and kind of enough to loan the Pittsburgh-based museum some amazing Star Trek pages to be placed on display to the public. The exhibit will run from October 28, 2016, until January 15, 2017.

If you think that you would like to loan some Star Trek art and/or have questions about the process, you can e-mail Board Member, Treasurer and Exhibit Curator Anthony Letizia (anthonyletizia@geekpittsburgh.com). Anthony would be happy to answer any questions you might have about transport, insurance, museum security and can provide references from collectors who have loaned the Toonseum art for previous exhibits. You can also check out the museum at the website.

Thank you for your consideration.

 

PalmCon Attended Artists are Invited to Exhibit their Work at a Local Gallery!

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PalmCon Attended Artists are Invited to Exhibit their Work at a Local Gallery!

In an attempt to bring more attention to the talents of the Artists of the Comic Book Industry PalmCon has acquired the cooperation of a Premiere Art Gallery in Lake Worth.  With their help, we are putting together an exhibit/sale of the works of the PalmCon family.  This will highlight the talents of this industry, and give credence to the work that goes into the medium that we all love.

For more information on how to join or all other thing PalmCon please their website!

PalmCon 2016

OR – I Can’t Guess Release Party

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Daria Tessler and Dylan Jones appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 7, 2016 from 6-9pm for the I Can’t Guess art show and release party!

Press Release:

In addition to their recently published books, Daria Tessler & Dylan Jones are making a collaborative art zine out of a vast assortment of bits and pieces.

Dylan also will have a new zine called I Can’t Guess made for the show, in addition to his new book The Longer You Stare the Fatter I’m Guilty, published last month by Gridlords. Dylan Jones has led a shoe mouth face floppy dagger dinger across an array of pages with his dextrous limbs’ pinwheel pineal dialogue. His new book will no doubt leave a zipper-length void in midmouth just as you grew wanting.

Daria Tessler’s most recent book, Three Magical Recipes from the Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, was published by Perfectly Acceptable Press. Dig out your parents’ glassen vessel and catch thyself a rearmouse – Daria Tessler illuminates three recipes from Alchemist-in-Chief Albertus Magnus’s Book of Secrets… One spell-binding four-color Risograph booklet.

Dylan Jones is an artist originally hailing from New Hampshire. Jones probably draws for more hours, makes more art and animates more objects than anyone alive or dead. It’s hard to imagine Jones sleeping ever, and his work makes one believe that he likely only loosely does something resembling sleeping, with eyes agape at all times. A meditative existence, so to speak. His work is methodical, pulling at all of the items in view, all of our mundane surroundings, and showing us how people can inhabit these the way Jones will inhabit your psyche. Jones’s work is the field of fantasies for persons who have seen too much, and it is the nightmares of the blissfully ignorant.

Born in Finland, Daria Tessler has been popping out of a jack-in-the-box at the cranking of dawn’s sunburned hand to the music of unknown worlds. A master silkscreener and master artist, Tessler has pulled as many visions she has screens. Her expert use of color will make you believe you are seeing hues that your eyes couldn’t previously register. Her linework and patterning is the most pleasant waft of wispy air, filled with pollen and pines, brushing over you. Each inhabitant of Tessler’s work wears on them a blissful quality of anxiety, a state of mind. You are doing yourself the greatest favor by stepping out of your body and into her body of work. Her book Music of Changes will be out soon from Latvian publisher kus! as part of their mini kus! line.

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

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