UK – Lucio Parrillo Art Demo + Q&A

Artist Lucio Parrillo appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday 14th April for a live painting demo, signing, and Q&A.

Press Release:

Lucio Parrillo is an illustrator and painter who for the past 15 years has worked for the most reputable companies in the comics and games industry. He has painted many covers for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dynamite Entertainment. He has worked on trading cards and other game productions, including Magic the Gathering and Warcraft.

During the day on Saturday 14th April, Lucio will be painting on canvas in the shop from 12-6pm – a perfect opportunity to observe a professional at work! You’ll also be able to get your comics and books signed by him as he works.

Sketches will also be available to commission, but orders MUST be placed through Scott’s Collectables beforehand to be collected in store at Orbital. A full list of pricing is available HERE but places will be limited, so act fast!

After hours from 7pm, we’ll be hosting a free Q&A session with Lucio, where we’ll delve into his creative process, his experiences in the industry, and answer some of your questions!

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

CA – The Art of Google Spotlight Stories

Press Release:

Nucleus and Google are proud to present an art exhibition / book launch on Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 PM spotlighting the creative forces behind Google Spotlight Stories.

Free admission, all ages welcomed.

*First 100 attendees with receive a FREE copy of The Art of Google Spotlight Stories book.

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS / OPENING RECEPTION (Saturday, April 7)

  • 6pm – 7pm (VIP / Press Hour)
  • 7pm – 10pm (open to the public)
  • 7pm – 8pm (Artists signing)
  • Art of Google Spotlight Stories book launch / signing party
  • Meet the creators behind the Google Spotlight Stories
  • Never before seen concept art and development materials on display
  • Learn about how the films were made and the inspiration behind them
  • Free refreshments served

ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Jan Pinkava
  • Shannon Tindle
  • Kevin Dart
  • Scot Stafford
  • Jorge Gutierrez
  • John Kahrs
  • and more to be announced!

FEATURED FILMS

  • Windy Day
  • Buggy Night
  • Duet
  • Special Delivery
  • On Ice
  • Pearl
  • Rain or Shine
  • Sonaria
  • Son of Jaguar
  • Back to the Moon
  • Piggy
  • Age of Sail

ABOUT GOOGLE SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Google Spotlight Stories is the Oscar nominated, Emmy award-winning platform for immersive stories. The technology behind the platform can be used for all forms of content from short films to music videos, advertisements to complex game-like interactive stories using 3D and 2D animation, 360° spherical, cinema-quality video, full-sphere surround sound, and advanced sensor fusion techniques. Spotlight expands on existing 360° platforms by allowing creators to include interactive components and camera techniques and was conceived for mobile because of mobile’s native technical abilities and broad distribution.

We’ve created original pieces with some of the world’s best storytellers to develop the tech, optimize our Story Development Kit (SDK), and define a format to capture immersive, interactive, 360° stories, and VR content.

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

MA – Jules Feiffer: A Dance to Spring, Astaire, and Getting Old

Legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears at the R. Michelson Galleries for the opening reception of his art exhibition on Friday, April 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Further details here…

This event is free and open to the public (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).

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R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-3964

OR – My Boyfriend is a Bear Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Oni Press creator and artist Cat Farris are teaming up with Sequential Art Gallery + Studio to celebrate the release of the original graphic novel, My Boyfriend is a Bear, beginning with an artist reception, Thursday April 5th, from 6pm-10pm, with the exhibition lasting throughout the month. The showing will include Farris’s original process watercolor art used in the graphic novel, limited edition prints of the cover, and more! Limited copies of My Boyfriend is a Bear will also be available for purchase.

About My Boyfriend is a Bear: Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Cat Farris is the creator of the webcomic The Last Diplomat and the minicomic series Flaccid Badger, has worked for companies such as Amazon and Rovio Entertainment, and illustrated Dark Horse Comics’ Emily and the Strangers. Pamela Ribon is a best-selling novelist, and has written comics such as Rick and Morty™ for Oni Press and her original series Slam! for Boom! Studios. After over a decade working in television, she became a member of Disney Animation’s StoryTrust, where she has co-written Moana and the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

“When I created the art for Bear’s hibernation sequence, I wanted to do it in a way that clearly set his time apart from Nora’s,” said artist Cat Farris. “Using actual watercolor seemed like a natural choice to me to create soft, almost dream-like images. Thanks to the Sequential Art Gallery, folks have a chance to see these pieces in all their original glory!”

“We have been watching Cat for years, seeing her hone both her art style and professionalism,” said Sequential Gallery curator, Kaebel JK Hashitani. “She started talking about My Boyfriend is a Bear last summer, sharing samples of the watercolor work for the book—that’s when we knew it was time to showcase her artwork!”

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-7pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close Monday April 30th.

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

GA – Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

Artist Tara McPherson appears at Criminal Records on Thursday, March 22nd at 6:00 PM for her Pop up shop tour!

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Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 215-9511

LA – Tara McPherson Pop-Up Shop

Artist Tara McPherson appears at the Red Truck Gallery on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 PM for her Pop up shop tour!

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Red Truck Gallery
940 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 522-3630

DC – Drawn to Purpose Panel

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden speaks with a panel of women illustrators and cartoonists, including Whitney Sherman, Barbara Brandon-Croft, and Jillian Tamaki, highlighted in the current exhibition and book Drawn to Purpose on Thursday, March 15th at noon.

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The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-5000

NJ – Mudbite Exhibition + Book Release

Press Release:

Scott Eder Gallery is proud to present a show featuring drawings by Dave Cooper, from his brand-new book, Mudbite; plus a few other surprises, including vintage Ripple pages. The exhibition will open on Friday, March 16th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM and continues through April 21st, 2018.

Mudbite, Dave’s first new graphic novel in over 15 years, features two stories starring Eddy Table, a character he first introduced in Weasel and who later appeared in his own animated short.

Known for his depictions of pillowy, Rubenesque women and oddly smiling, disturbed little creatures, Canadian artist Dave Cooper’s many talents include making incredible oil paintings, creating animated films for adults and kids, and designing toys and action figures. Here he returns to his first love, drawing…and the result is spectacular. Gorgeous pencil originals from his brand new book will be shown for the very first time at the Scott Eder Gallery.

Dave’s “bizarre publications,” as he calls them, have won Harvey, Eisner and Ignatz Awards and are published in many languages. His art has been exhibited worldwide for decades.

Scott Eder Gallery
888 Newark Ave, Suite 525, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 630-4931

CA – Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus and SEGA have teamed up to celebrate the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. With handpicked tribute art, exclusive print releases, giveaways, and special art installations, our teams have collaborated to bring the world of Yakuza straight to the fans.

Join us Saturday March 17, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM as we celebrate the fans and the final entry of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima.

OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daisuke Sato the General Producer of the Yakuza series and HORITOMO the renowned tattoo artist behind the series will be signing limited copies of the art book for those who pre-purchase the game at the event
  • Game artwork from the Yakuza franchise on display
  • Debut of exclusive Yakuza themed prints for sale
  • HORITOMO will be doing a live art demonstration at the event
  • Lifesize Kamurocho Gate installation
  • Special announcement and Q&A during opening night
  • FREE exclusive Ono Michio-kun Pin to our first 200 attendees, refreshments, raffles, exclusive Yakuza 6 shirt for sale, and more!
  • Gallery Nucleus will have the premium and launch edition copies of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for pre-purchase. With the purchase, you will receive the collector art books to be signed at the event. Game will be shipped on April 17th 2018
  • Open to the public, FREE admission, no RSVP necessary

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

CA – An Art Tribute to Disney Television Animation

Press Release:

In collaboration with Disney Television Animation, Cyclops Print Works, Inc., and Oh My Disney!, Nucleus is thrilled to host a tribute to the many wonderful TV cartoons by Disney. From going on adventures with the Rescue Rangers to solving mysteries in Gravity Falls, join us as we look back with fond memories of some great Disney Television cartoons throughout the years. the opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The exhibition runs till March 11, 2018.

Opening Reception Highlights:

Featuring Disney cartoons such as:

  • Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Darkwing Duck
  • DuckTales
  • DuckTales (2017)
  • Gargoyles
  • Gummi Bears
  • Talespin
  • Gravity Falls
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series
  • Recess
  • Tangled: The Series
  • Timon and Pumba
  • Tron: Uprising
  • Big Hero 6: The Series
  • Star Vs. The Forces of Evil
  • Pickle and Peanut

FEATURED ARTISTS:

  • Alan Bodner
  • Alexandra Neonakis
  • Bannister
  • Becky Dreistadt
  • Brianne Drouhard
  • Celine Kim
  • Claire Hummel
  • Cuddly Rigor Mortis
  • Dan Matutina
  • Daron Nefcy
  • Eastwood Wong
  • Ellen Surrey
  • Fawn Veerasunthorn
  • Grace Kum
  • Hackto
  • Heather Franzen
  • James Silvani
  • Janice Chu
  • Jisoo Kim
  • Joe Dunn
  • Joey Chou
  • Julien Rossier
  • Keiko Murayama
  • Kevin Jay Stanton
  • Marie Thorhauge
  • Michael Bear
  • Nicholas Delort
  • Nicole Gustaffson
  • Pernille Orum
  • Phillip Light
  • Sara Kipin
  • Stephanie Ramirez
  • Teny Issakhanian
  • Tobias Kwan
  • Tom Whalen
  • Yewon Park
  • Zoe Persico

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

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