CA – Motor Crush Art Show & Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is excited to welcome back the fabulous Babs Tarr for a signing and exhibition to celebrate the release of Motor Crush Volume #1 on Saturday, June 10th at 6:00 PM!

Reuniting the critically acclaimed team behind the Batgirl revamp (Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr), Motor Crush follows Domino Swift as she races in the World Grand Prix by day & cracks skulls for the performance enhancing “Crush” by night.

Featuring original new pieces inspired by the comic & tribute artwork from artists handpicked by Babs herself, this is a must-see event for any comic fans!

Exhibition Highlights

– Babs Tarr in attendance & signing copies
– New original artworks by Babs Tarr on display & for sale
– Tribute artwork from select artists handpicked by Babs
– New Nucleus exclusive prints
– FREE themed refreshments & FREE admission
– No RSVP necessary
– More to be announced..!

Exhibiting Artists

Babs Tarr
Cameron Stewart
Kevin Wada
…and more to be announced!

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

CA – Splish Splash Art Show

Press Release:

Kick off the summer with Gallery Nucleus with our water themed show as curated by Liana Hee on Saturday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM! Featuring new and original work on all things underwater among our roster of lovely artists.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Andrea Fernandez
Ann Shen
Brittney Lee
Elsa Chang
Griselda Sastrawinata
Liana Hee
Lorelay Bove
Neysa Bove
Pernille Ørum
Rocio Cintron
Victoria Ying
Whitney Pollett

OPENING RECEPTION HIGHLIGHTS
New original hand-drawn artworks from artists handpicked by Liana Hee
Nucleus exclusive print releases
Free admission, Free refreshments

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

Hasbro to host its first convention…HASCON!

First ever Hasbro lead HASCON hits September 8-10, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — May 22, 2017 – Today Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, officially opened ticket sales for the first-ever HASCON FANmily™ event, which will take place in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center from September 8-10, 2017. Hasbro fans and families from around the globe can purchase single day tickets or three-day tickets for the convention, with VIP packages available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors.

Today Hasbro also revealed the first round of talent appearances, panels and brand experiences set to take place during HASCON 2017. Appearances and meet & greets will be available with some of the biggest names from Hasbro, including DUDE PERFECT, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura (Producer of all the TRANSFORMERS films, as well as G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. JOE: Retaliation); Stan Lee (Marvel Comics Legend); Peter Cullen and Frank Welker (original TRANSFORMERS voice talent); Andrea Libman and Cathy Weseluck (voice talent of MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC and MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE), “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne and more.

This unique event will bring Hasbro’s most iconic brands to life like never before, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and G.I. JOE, and exceptional partner brands such as BEYBLADE, DREAMWORKS TROLLS and SESAME STREET. Fans will get a peek behind the Hasbro curtain during the three days filled with exciting first-look previews and panels from Hasbro’s biggest television and movie series.

Attendees will be immersed in hands-on, interactive experiences with oversized games such as PIE FACE and TOILET TROUBLE from HASBRO GAMING, photo opportunities with SESAME STREET and TROLLS costumed characters, epic BEYBLADE battles, a PLAY-DOH creation zone and the MY LITTLE PONY magical world of Equestria. FANmilies will be able to take photos with props from Hasbro’s movies and step into a custom-built NERF battle arena, maybe even with the guys from DUDE PERFECT. HASCON will also host MAGIC: THE GATHERING gameplay featuring an exclusive preview of the upcoming Iconic Masters card set. Youth fans, ages 3-15, have the opportunity to audition for Hasbro commercials and voice talent on our animated series. Fans also can purchase exclusive* Hasbro toys and merchandise including new TRANSFORMERS products.

In addition, there will be activities inspired by several iconic Disney properties, including Disney Princess, Frozen, Elena of Avalor, Moana and Descendants 2, as well as Star Wars and Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy. From movie props and costumes on display, to hands-on fun through art tutorials and more, these areas will be can’t-miss destinations during the show.

“Hasbro constantly strives for new ways to bring our storytelling to life and offer fans greater access to our brands, and HASCON is designed to bring attendees closer to Hasbro’s biggest properties than ever before,” said John Frascotti, President of Hasbro. “We are assembling the ultimate fan celebration, with three days of marquee talent, interactive activities, immersive experiences, game events, panel discussions, VIP events and much more. We’re set to deliver an unforgettable experience for fans and families alike.”

HASCON tickets are on-sale now. Single day tickets are available for $30 for youth (ages 3-15) and $60 for adults (ages 16+). Three-Day tickets range from $75 for youth (ages 3-15) to $165 for adults (ages 16+). VIP packages are also available for super-fans and the most enthusiastic collectors starting at $200 for youth (ages 3 – 15) and $600 for adults (ages 16+), plus taxes. To purchase tickets and stay up to date on all the latest information on HASCON 2017, please visit hascon.hasbro.com

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. © Hiro Morita, BBBProject, TV TOKYO. © 2017 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved.

About Hasbro
Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, Allspark Pictures, are building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Through its commitment to corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).
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Hero Initiative hits Phoenix Comicon with Special Guest Rick Leonardi & Wonder Woman 100 Live Auction

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, will hit the Phoenix Comicon in a HUGE way at the Phoenix Convention Center May 25-May 28.

Special guest artist Rick Leonardi will be at the Hero booth, #396-398, Friday through Sunday. Rick has been entertaining comic fans for 30 years on titles ranging from Cloak and Dagger to Uncanny X-Men, so make sure you swing by the booth for sketches and autographs!

And Hero’s MASSIVE event will be the second stage of The Wonder Woman 100 Project auctions! You can swing by the booth to view 37 original Wonder Woman covers and bid on them in an exciting auction on Saturday, May 27th at 6:00 PM in Room 127C in the convention center. Bidders who cannot attend the convention can bid by proxy with a deadline of May 23rd. Full details are at the Wonder Woman 100 Project gallery.

In addition, artists across the floor will be raising money for Hero all weekend. Please donate when you get your books signed by our good friends Chris Bachalo, Jen Broomall, Scott Koblish, Jae Lee, Ron Marz, Brian & Kristy Miller, Marat Mychaels, Tony Parker, Brian Pulido, Tom Raney, and Arthur Suydam!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

OR – Visual Abuse Release Party

Jim Blanchard appears at Floating World Comics for the Visual Abuse release party and exhibit on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Visual Abuse is an outrageous and optically rich collection of the halcyon days of illustrator and cartoonist Jim Blanchard, whose work from 1982–2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, “zine” culture, portraiture, and “girlie” art.

The book gathers Blanchard’s different eras and disparate art styles into a cohesive whole. After self-publishing the punk rock/art fanzine Blatch in Oklahoma, Jim brought his act to Seattle, Washington in 1987, where the nascent “grunge” rock scene was poised to erupt. Visual Abuse assembles the best of Blanchard’s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters. Augmenting the posters are exclusive photographs from the shows, including shots by famed photographer Charles Peterson.

Also chronicled are page after page of Blanchard’s obsessive psychedelic art, bizarre sociopathic comics, exquisitely detailed pop culture portraits, twisted “glamour girl” art, and some tongue-waggin’ eyeball-poppin’ freaks, making this an overwhelming and long-overdue compendium by an elusive, dedicated, and complex artist.

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

CA – Usagi Yojimbo Exhibition

Press Release:

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery is excited to announce Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will appear on Friday, June 2nd at 6:30 PM! We’ll have original Usagi Yojimbo art spanning the last three decades on display including some pages from the upcoming Usagi Yojimbo/TMNT mini-series from IDW Publishing!

Feel free to bring in your books and collectibles from home to get signed, but please keep it to five outside items. We will have a bunch of stuff for sale in the Gallery store for Stan & Kevin to sign as well.

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

CA – Star vs. the Forces of Evil Signing

Series creator Daron Nefcy appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 22nd from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to close out the tribute art exhibition. Nefcy will be joined by Adam McArthur (voice of Marco Diaz), composer Brian Kim, supervising producers Dominic Bisignano and Aaron Hammersley, character Becky Dreistadt, and background artist Drake Brodahl for a panel with a signing to follow.  Tickets available at the link…

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

OR – Telescope Release Party

Press Release:

Punk musician and underground Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya is coming to the West Coast this May! His tour will bring him to Floating World on Tuesday May 2nd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of his new Colour Code publication, TELESCOPE. We will have an exhibit of original artwork and other eclectic items from his tour.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego in 1999. TAWARAYA’s prolific output of gig posters, comics, music started in San Diego simultaneously in 2001.

He formed 3-piece punk band Dmonstrations with the members of Dosage and Usage in 2003. They released EP, LP on SAF Records, GSL(Gold Standard Laboratories), then toured west coast with legendary punk band The Slits. He also writes and performs in Japanese punk duo 2up (pronounced up up) (2002-present), released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records.

He was always having handmade comics at punk shows that was crafted with painted card board box as the hard cover, occasionally fur and photo collage were attached. Those independent comics were compiled and released in 400 page book Tetsupendium Tawarapedia in 2015.

His recent works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (Marseille, France), and Colour Code (Toronto, Canada).

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

OR – Small Favors Release Party

Colleen Coover appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00 PM for the SMALL FAVORS release party and art exhibit

Press Release:

Eisner Award-winning co-creator of BANDETTE collects her landmark female-friendly erotica in its entirety for the first time ever. We are excited to host a book signing and art exhibit with Colleen Coover to celebrate the release of this collection.

Limerence Press, the world’s premier publisher of female & LGBTQ friendly, sex-positive erotica comics announced that they will publish Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover.

Small Favors is the critically-acclaimed, girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover. Often taught in college courses, Small Favors is a landmark work of comic book porno that completely re-defined the genre by portraying sexuality in a friendly, silly, and approachable light.

This deluxe hardcover edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction from Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Colleen Coover is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her comics include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Oni Press, Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others. She works with her husband, writer Paul Tobin, on the Eisner Award-winning series Bandette.

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

CA – Triangle Art Show & Signing

Jon Klassen appears at Gallery Nucleus to celebrate his latest book release, Triangle, with a signing / exhibition event on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM.

Jon will do a book reading and there will be other fun activities. Signed and framed high quality reproductions from the book will be on display and available for the first time.

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

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