Writer/Artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Black Kiss, Satellite Sam) appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM to sign the STAR WARS ARTIFACT EDITION! The Gallery will also be exhibiting 30 pieces of original art from Star Wars’ first ever comics series released by Marvel in 1977. The exhibit will run from November 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016.
The San Diego Comic Art Gallery (SDCAG) is proud to announce the Comic Book Art of Star Wars exhibition, which will run from November 21st through January 31st, 2016. The exhibit will feature 30 pieces of rare Star Wars original art from the very first comic book series that was released by Marvel Comics in 1977.
The majority of these originals are from the first six issues, which adapted the blockbuster George Lucas film. Included in this landmark display are many key and historically significant pages.
Most art featured in this stunning exhibition are by renowned comic artist Howard Chaykin, who will be on hand at the SDCAG on Saturday, November 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, signing copies of the Star Wars Artifact Edition. This Artifact Edition is a 12″ x 17” oversized hardcover art book and features an incredible selection of Star Wars pages. Additionally, the book will include many other pieces of Star Wars art not in the exhibition
Each page of the Star Wars Artifact Edition is scanned from the actual original art and printed same size as the physical art boards. While appearing to be in black and white, an Artifact Edition features art scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of original art are clearly visible to the reader, including white out, blue pencil editorial notations, paste-over corrections and more.
The Star Wars Artifact Edition is the ultimate holiday gift for Jedi’s of all ages, and will be available at the SDCAG from November 21st, and in finer comic book shops on December 9th. You may also order it direct from the publisher at the link.
All artwork is courtesy of the David Mandel collection.
San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Join Hazel Newlevant, Kinoko Evans, Sera Stanton, Elizabeth Simins, and MK Reed at Floating World Comics for a release party and group art exhibit on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM.
Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.
Chainmail Bikini is edited by Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin), and features a cover illustration by Hellen Jo and comics by established talents and rising stars including Annie Mok, Jane Mai, Molly Ostertag, MK Reed, and Sophie Yanow.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Valley Cruise Press curate an art show at Secret Headquarters on Friday, December 4th at 7:00 PM featuring work by artists Alex Schubert, Tuesday Bassen, Paul Windle, Adam Villacin, Austin England, Matt Gondek, Luke Pelletier, and Hellen Jo!
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Artist John Cassaday appears at the Metropolis Gallery on Friday, November 13th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM to open an exhibition of his original art from Marvel’s Star Wars series.
While the much-anticipated Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, won’t arrive in theaters until December 18, The Force in all its legendary glory will descend on Manhattan on Friday, November 13. That’s the day Metropolis Gallery, the first New York gallery dedicated to comic art, opens its new Star Wars: The Art of John Cassaday exhibit.
“We couldn’t think of a better time to unleash this amazing art than just before the new highly anticipated movie premieres,” says curator Rob Pistella.
“This comic art makes one harken back to 1977 when the original movie first opened.”
The exhibit will feature the work of Cassaday, the acclaimed artist behind Marvel’s new hit Star Wars comic book series, plus other famed Star Wars illustrators as well as original vintage toys, comics and limited edition prints.
John Cassaday will attend the Friday night opening (6-10 pm), which is open to the public. Signed copies of Cassaday’s Star Wars #1 comic will be available for purchase.
A life size R2-D2 and Boba Fett will circulate among the opening night crowd along with possible guests from a galaxy far, far away.
“Come, and feel like a kid again!” invites COO and curator Vincent Zurzolo.
“We’re thrilled to contribute to the Star Wars film’s opening excitement by presenting this breathtaking array of Star Wars art for display and sale.”
Opening weekend continues on Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15 from noon-5pm. Thereafter, the exhibit is open Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm through December 23. The exhibit/sale is a joint venture between Metropolis Gallery and Albert Moy Original Art of New York. The art will go on sale simultaneously at Metropolis Gallery, on its website, Metropoliscomics.com, and on eBay, which is promoting the event. With prices ranging from $30-$10,000, collectors can expect to find treasures at every level.
Metropolis Gallery is the creation of Metropolis Collectibles, the world’s largest vintage comic collectibles dealer. Together with its online auction house, www.ComicConnect.com, it has an evolving inventory of more than 150,000 collectibles and holds five Guinness World Records.
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
Gallery Nucleus is honored to host the launch for Disney lead character designer and visual development artist Shiyoon Kim’s premier children’s book Nelbert The Introvert!
Join us November 7, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00PM as we debut this wonderful and quirky new title for all ages. On display will be original art and preliminaries from the book. Shiyoon will also be leading a demonstration sharing his artistic process during the opening event.
*First retail location of Nelbert The Introvert
*Artist in attendance and signing
*Original art on display and for sale
*Exclusive new print release
*Process demo lead by Shiyoon Kim
*more details to be announced…!
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Angie Wang appears at Secret Headquarters on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an art exhibition and signing!
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Artist James Jean (Fables, Umbrella Academy) appears at Kinokuniya Bookstore for a talk and signing on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 pM. There will be a short introduction on his latest release, PAREIDOLIA, followed by a Q&A session.
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Artist James Jean appears at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Due to time constraints… YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY ONE OUTSIDE PIECE TO BE SIGNED (besides his books).
Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the art of James Jean, featuring works that span the majority of his career. As much of his art has previously only been available for consideration formatted as album covers or other specialized commercial art, this book holds many visual treats for fans across the globe. Bilingual introductions by contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and film director Guillermo del Toro! Includes supplementary poster.
ABOUT JAMES JEAN:
James Jean is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He was born in Taiwan in 1979 and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering five consecutive Eisner Awards, three consecutive Harvey Awards, two gold and one silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. James has contributed to many national and international publications, and his clients include Time Magazine,The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, and Knopf.
Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore
214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, October 3rd for a behind the scenes look into Sony Animation Studios’ Hotel Transylvania 2! The sequel to Hotel Transylvania follows the changes that have happened after the first film. Count Dracula is determined to see if his grandson Dennis has any vampire potential while his daughter Mavis and Jonathan consider making a change for their young family.
Michael Kurinsky – production designer
Chin Ko – visual development
Aurora Jimenez – visual development
Seonna Hong – visual development
Kristy Kay – visual development
Lizzie Nichols – visual development
Andre Medina – character design
Michael Spooner – visual development
Joey Chou – visual development
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing
$10 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Hotel Transylvania 2 book (100 seats only, standing room also available for late comers). Free admission for kids 12 and under.
General Admission and Signing Instructions:
1. Please purchase your general admission tickets / books at the register before being seated.
2. Seats for general admission are first come first serve. Signing queue will start from the front row and conclude with the last row.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Designer/Writer Chip Kidd (Batman: Death by Design) opens a gallery exhibition featuring an extraordinary selection of original Batman drawings assembled from his collection on Wednesday October 7, 2015.
In 2013, DC Comics released a brand-new six-issue revival of the legendary Batman: Black and White series. Based on the hugely-popular 1996 publication, each issue of Batman: Black and White features several short-stories written and drawn by top comic writers and artists. In the first Issue, released on September 4th of 2013, Chip Kidd’s short-story titled “Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When” (co-written by Michael Cho) was featured, and the issue also included a blank variant cover. This blank cover overlap allowed fans to seek out original sketches by their favorite artists, and became a popular collectable.
Since the release of this Issue, Chip Kidd has amassed a diverse collection of covers. For the first time ever, the Society, in support of The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, is proud to display this collection in our MoCCA Gallery.
Chip Kidd is a Designer/Writer. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have won numerous awards and have revolutionized American book packaging. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, as well as the Use of Photography in Design award from the International Center of Photography. He is the author of multiple books including The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as the graphic novel Batman: Death By Design (illustrated by Dave Taylor, published by DC Comics). Kidd is a distinguished and prolific lecturer and has spoken at such notable institutions as Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and RISD.
A lecture featuring Chip Kidd and special guests will take place on Tuesday, September 29th. More details at the link.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065