CA – Over the Garden Wall Signing + Concert

Press Release:

Nucleus and Cartoon Network are proud to present a book signing / concert event in celebration of the Art of Over the Garden Wall, a new art book based on the mini-series. Be the first to get the book as we debut this on the night of the event!

Join creator Patrick McHale and various musical talents for this special one day event on Saturday, September 16th.

BOOK SIGNING (2:00 – 4:00 PM)

  • Book signing with creator Patrick McHale (Up to MAX 200 people, no ticket required, first come first serve!)
  • Limited to 2 signing items per person. At least ONE item must be purchased from our store.
  • FREE admission, open to the public

LIVE CONCERT (7:00 – 9:00 PM)

EXCLUSIVE RELEASES

  • OTGW Concert Poster signed limited edition of 100
  • OTGW Alternate Concert Poster signed limited edition of 50
  • OTGW enamel pins
  • 2 original art pieces by creator Patrick McHale

ART AUCTION

  • 2 original pieces by creator Patrick McHale will be on display in the gallery (one shown below)
  • This will be a silent auction. Bids can be placed in person or by phone.
  • Bids must be made in increments of $25
  • Auction begins Saturday September 16th at 1:00 pm PST and ends Tuesday September 19th at 2pm PST

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

MA – Becky Cloonan Signing

Press Release:

Acclaimed comic book creator Becky Cloonan will appear for a reception and signing event at That’s Entertainment in Worcester on Saturday, September 2nd from 1:00 till 4:00 PM. Cloonan will be signing comics and other memorabilia. She will be selling prints and pins at her table. The event is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome.

The reception celebrates the installation of an original 16-foot x 24-foot mural which Cloonan will paint on the Lois Lane side of That’s Entertainment’s building throughout the week prior to the signing event. Cloonan’s mural is part of the Pow! Wow! Worcester art event, and That’s Entertainment is one of the sponsors. Visitors will be able to see the mural taking shape beginning August 25th.

Becky Cloonan is a versatile and well-known comic book artist and writer, whose output has ranged from self-published mini-comics to work for the major publishers over the past fifteen years. In naming her one of the top female comic creators of all time, Comic Book Resources called Cloonan “a fast rising star [who] as a result… has a shocking list of credits for one so young” and added that “she has especially become known for her ability with horror, subtle or unsubtle. The ability to create real mood and atmosphere and emotional resonance through her imagery.”

For Vertigo, she worked with writer Brian Wood on Demo and Northlanders, and drew the American Virgin series. For DC Comics, Cloonan’s most notable work was as writer and artist on Gotham Academy, and she also drew issues of Swamp Thing and Harley Quinn. She became the first female artist in history to draw the main Batman title. Cloonan also wrote Southern Cross for Image Comics, and has also collaborated with Wood on Conan the Barbarian for Dark Horse Comics.

That’s Entertainment Manager Ken Carson says, “Cloonan’s Conan the Barbarian art was especially impressive and memorable for me. Conan has appeared in comics for almost 50 years, and actually goes back to the 1930s in pulp magazine stories. But Becky somehow gives the character a completely fresh take, so it all seems brand new again.”

By Chance or Providence: Stories by Becky Cloonan, just released in a trade paperback edition by Image Comics, collects in one volume her trilogy of award-winning short stories: “Wolves”, “The Mire” and “Demeter”.

“This volume is a showcase for Becky’s storytelling talent,” says That’s Entertainment’s Marketer Sorana Gatej.

“The best comic books blend words and pictures seamlessly, and her stories of sword and sorcery are haunting and lovely.”

“Anytime would be a fine time to host Becky Cloonan, and to have her create a giant, wonderful mural on our building,” adds Carson. “But since we are in the midst of celebrating our 25th year on Park Avenue, this all seems especially well-timed.”

Located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s “geek.” Checkout their wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, roleplaying games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and so much more!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

MA – It’s Alive! Exhibition with Kirk Hammett

Press Release:

One night only! Experience an exclusive evening with Kirk Hammett as he talks about his lifelong passion for classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and their influence on his musical creativity at the Peabody Essex Museum on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM. He’ll discuss the genesis of the exhibition ‘It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection‘ with curator Daniel Finamore. Tickets available at the link…

Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 90 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures. The exhibition will be on view August 12, 2017 to November 26, 2017.

VIP Meet & Greet: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm (**SOLD OUT**)

Only 100 tickets available for this book signing! Ticket includes museum admission voucher, professional photo with Kirk Hammett and an autographed copy of the exhibition catalog for It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.

A limited number of tickets have been set aside for active members in advance of the public sale; limit of 2 tickets per membership. Join today to be able to take advantage of this member benefit at the link…

Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-9500

CA – Comics: Antimatter and the Space Between

Authors Charles Glaubitz and Pepe Rojo (Nos Toy) appear at the Athenaeum Art Center on  Saturday August 12th at 6:30 PM.

Comics occupy a fringe space or edge-land, existing between high and low brow, image and text, and the individually or collectively created. This (in) between space affords comics the possibility of experimentation while simultaneously allowing the art form to consolidate itself as the seed bank of corporate entertainment.

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Athenaeum Art Center
1955 Julian Ave, San Diego, California 92113
(619) 269-1981

OR – Arm Eyes Art Show

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present local artist RON CHAN, and his exhibit “ARM EYES”, a collection of his original art, prints, and a new series of watercolors focused on Yang Ren, an obscure character from Chinese folklore . The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 3rd from 6pm-10pm on opening night, and will be available for viewing throughout August.

Ron Chan was born and raised in Portland, OR and works as a freelance cartoonist, storyboard artist, and illustrator. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and his comics work has been published by Dark Horse, Marvel, and Image Comics. He is best known for drawing Plants vs Zombies comics for Dark Horse.

CHAN: “While I was on a trip to Chicago, I stopped in to the famous Field Museum of Natural History, known best for Sue, the most complete and best preserved T-Rex skeleton yet discovered. While Sue was surely a sight to be seen, what truly caught my eye was much smaller: It was a mask of a Chinese man, with arms sprouting from his eye sockets, and then eyes on the palms of those arms. His name was Yang Ren. He came from the Chinese story Investiture of the Gods, and I knew from the moment I saw him, that I couldn’t allow myself to not draw him. Without any real direction, or guidelines, I drew nine drawings of Yang Ren. Needless to say, things got weird.”

“ARM EYES” will be on display the entire month of August. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, September 2nd, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

TX – Shin Beasts Art Show

Press Release:

The Big G is coming back to Austin…and this time it’s personal.

In celebration of the home video release of SHIN GODZILLA, Guzu Gallery has teamed up with anime hotshots, Funimation, and the Kaiju King himself, Matt Frank, to bring you the latest installment of their annual Strange Beasts art exhibition!

Guzu and Matt Frank have enlisted the combined talents of thirteen heroic artists and one fearless tag team to challenge the King of the Monsters to a face-off of gargantuan proportions. Leading the charge will be legendary sci-fi and fantasy artist, Bob Eggleton, who will be signing in person at the gallery on opening night. Additionally, Matt Frank will be signing limited edition prints provided by Funimation. There will also be a Tamashii Nations collectible toy display on view, courtesy of the fine folks at BlueFin.

The opening reception will be on Friday, July 28th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM and the artwork will remain up through August 21st. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Tuesday, August 1st around 2pm CST.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s and Funimation’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to showtime!

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Featured Artists:
Preston Asevedo
Dan Brereton
Kevin T. Chin
Tim Doyle
Bob Eggleton
Matt Frank
Half-Human
Josh Hoskins
Alexander Iaccarino
Hiroshi Kanatani
Timothy Lim
New Flesh
Nick Pitarra
Jeff Zornow

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Guzu Gallery
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

WA – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Signing + Art Show

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at the Push/Pull on Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM for an exhibition opening of original from his latest comic POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER.

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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Push/Pull
5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 789-1710

WA – Into the Cult Realms Art Show

Artist Michael Koehler opens an exhibition of art at the Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop on Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM.

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Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop
5445 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 268-0371

CA – Ravina The Witch? Signing + OVUM Art Show

Press Release:

In celebration of the english release of Junko Mizuno’s graphic novel: Ravina The Witch?, Gallery Nucleus is proud to host an exhibition of original paintings from the pages of this beautiful and austere fantasy comic on Saturday, August 5th at 6:00 PM.

Junko will be in attendance to use her wand to bewitch guests and sign books. There will also be fun treats, activities and new exclusive releases on opening night.

ABOUT RAVINA THE WITCH?:
Ravina The Witch was originally published in French by Soleil, and tells the story of a little orphan girl who is turned into a witch after receiving a magic wand from a strange old woman. Ravina is granted great power that she can use to make the world bend to her will — if it doesn’t corrupt her first.

Mizuno is a highly sought after visual artist, and it’s always exciting to see more of her work made available in English. The presentation of Ravina The Witch brings to mind the worlds of Cinderella or Labyrinth, but Mizuno’s work is decidedly more mature than those, so readers should not expect something suitable for an all-ages audience

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OVUM EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: Aug. 5, 6 – 9 PM
Art on Display Aug. 5 – 20

Join us for our opening reception of our latest exhibition curated by Junko Mizuno.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Bedelgeuse
David Jien
Elizabeth Mcgrath
Heather O’Shaughnessy
Hellen Jo
JoKa
Junko Mizuno
Miso
Motohiro Hayakawa
Thu Tran
Yellena James

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

CA – Mike Mitchell Art Show

Film Director Mike Mitchell appears at Gallery Nucleus for a Closing Reception on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Film Director Mike Mitchell will be exhibiting his personal illustrations of various people from found photos. Not quite caricature, not quite slice of life drawings; these images exist in a grey area between parodied character studies and endearing portraiture.

About Mike Mitchell:
Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. During his time in college, animators were in high demand. This led him into television, working for distinguished filmmakers such as Tim Burton and Spike Jonze.

Some films Mike has directed:

  • The Lego Movie Sequel
  • Trolls
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (live-action sequences)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Sky High
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

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

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