MD – World War II Comics Lecture

Mark Fertig discusses WWII, comics, and Nazis during a lecture on his latest book “Take That, Adolf” at Stevenson University on Wednesday July 12th at 7:00 PM.

Stevenson University
School of Design Sound Stage
Owings Mills North Campus
11200 Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117

NYC – Jacked Kirby Art Show

Press Release:

CCD.NYC & Artist Plexus Present: JACKED KIRBY: An Art Show Inspired by The King’s Works For His 100th Birthday!!!

Come on down Saturday July 15th and let’s celebrate Jack “The King” Kirby for his 100th Birthday with a group art show featuring works inspired by Jack Kirby’s greatness! Over 20 pieces of original art will be on display, each of them influenced by The King!

We’ll also be recording a LIVE edition of the Jacked Kirby Podcast during the event. Hosts Mike D & Tommy Lombardozzi will be leading a panel discussion featuring comic industry all-stars:

Nelson DeCastro – artist, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse Comics

Frank Tieri – writer, Marvel, DC, Top Cow, Archie Comics, Dynamite Entertainment

Vincent Ferrante – creator & publisher of Monarch Comics and Witch Hunter

Plus, members of the CCD family guesting as well, all celebrating the greatness of Jack Kirby on his 100th Birthday!

There will be over 25 pieces of artwork displayed by these talented artists:
Tommy Lombardozzi
Alfred Accettura
Mike DeVito
Joey Armao
Chris Clarke
Danielle Barbaro
Lokey Man Lee
Arlen Schumer
Adam Lordi
Aaron Wade
Kieran X Quinn
Erle Tompkins
Hunter McFalls
Mike Bailey
Matthew T. Perry
Mike Monge
Donny David
and more…

Doors open for the reception at 5:00 PM.
Podcast will record around 7:00 – 7:30 PM

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St. Francis College
180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 489-5200

CA – WildStorm 25th Anniversary Reunion

Press Release:

Join legendary artist and current DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee & other WildStormers for an event you won’t forget!

Saturday July 22nd, from 7:30PM – 9:00PM, San Diego Comic Art Gallery is excited to be hosting the 25th Anniversary WildStorm Reunion!

Joining Jim will be his former WildStorm teammates and today’s hottest artists including:

Whilce Portacio
J. Scott Campbell
Scott Williams
Carlos D’Anda
Lee Bermejo
Alex Garner
David Baron
Eddie Nunez
Jason Johnson
Jeff Mariotte
Livio Ramondelli
Mark Irwin
Mat Broome
Richard Friend
Ryan Benjamin
Ryan Odagawa
Sandra Hope
Shannon Eric Denton
Trevor Scott
…and MORE!

**JUST ADDED** Francisco Herrera and Humberto Ramos!

This is the LARGEST assemblage of WildStorm artists EVER, so join them for this once in a lifetime 25 Years of WildStorm event!

This will be Jim Lee’s LAST scheduled event of Comic-Con and there will be an exclusive item to commemorate the event!

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

CA – Holly’s Day at the Pool Signing & Art Show

Artist Benson Shum appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 PM to sign his latest book “Holly’s Day at the Pool” published by Disney-Hyperion as part of their Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.

New original paintings from the book will be on display and available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these traditional illustrations full of summer fun that even families can enjoy.

About the book:
Based on his niece’s experience, Benson created a story about how Holly the Hippo overcame her fear of swimming. Holly is full of questions when it comes to swimming! “What if..” she always wonders, every time she almost dips her toe in the water. Read on how she overcomes her fear of stepping into the pool.

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

SF – Daydream on the Shore Release Party

Artist Christine Villanueva appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, July 7th at 6:00 PM.

Cartoonist and illustrator Christine Villanueva debuts her personal zine that dives into the mechanics of her own reality and the personas of her psyche: a penguin named Socrates, her provocative inner-monologue C. and a talking rabbit. A confessional. A dull memory. A worthless dream. A game of chess with Death. Non-linear and not sure about the ending, it’s an autobiography of artist. Special variant covers will be available for the opening along with showcasing selected comic pages and available prints.

About the Artist:
Christine Villanueva is an American illustrator and visual artist living in Berkeley, CA. She studied Art History at University of California, Berkeley while cartooning for The Daily Californian Newspaper. After beginning her career as a gallery worker, she moved her interests towards illustration and comics.

Driven by the whims of her charming characters and visual language, Christine Villanueva’s work shows ambiguous narratives that grasp at familiar sensations taken from personal anecdotes and universal themes. Immersive, fantastical and at many times intangible, Christine creates surreal landscapes that allure a curiosity and beauty that brings a lightheartedness to her storytelling with a subtle depth that is not completely caught at first glance. Influenced both by the depth of Japanese manga and the crispness of European comics Christine strives to find truth among the chaos and confusion of human emotions while honing a playful approach.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 695-1545

MA – The Art of Wordless Storytelling Exhibition

Join artist David Wiesner (Fish Girl, Mr. Wuffles!, Flotsam, The Three Pigs) for a gallery talk on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM on the special exhibition David Wiesner & The Art of Wordless Storytelling. A book signing will take place in the Great Hall following the program.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 559-6300

OR – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Release Party

Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics for a book release party and art exhibit for POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER on Thursday July 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

Stuck in a small town with a broken-down van, Emily goes on a walk. After following some shady characters through subterranean tunnels, she discovers three video monitors showing stories from a magical present, dreamy past, and strange future.

In this long-awaited sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed graphic novel POP GUN WAR: GIFT, author and creator of The Wrenchies, FAREL DALRYMPLE, revisits his world of surreal urban fantasy.

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

NYC – La Borinqueña Mural Exhibition

Press Release: 

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education presents the unveiling of their newest mural dedicated to La Borinqueña on Wednesday June 7th at 5:30 PM! This mural will be painted by Tats Cru and will feature cover artwork for the 2nd issue of La Borinqueña by legendary artist George Pérez! Also featuring the art of Will Rosado, Emilio Lopez, Juan Fernandez and Sabrina Cintron! Creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez will be present and signing copies of his first comic book!

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Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
Y(718) 589-2230

CA – Flora & Fauna Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus’s Flora & Fauna exhibition returns with four favorites; F&F veterans Nicole Gustafsson and MALL alongside newcomers Becky Dreistadt and Wendy Hearts. Focusing on plants & animals, this exhibition brings our space back to the elements! Each artist will be bringing a collection of beautiful new original works inspired by nature.

Join us Saturday June 24th from 6:00 – 9:00PM as we celebrate the verdant world outside the bustle of our day-to-day & away from our technological obsessions. Also sign up for the preview to the right of this page to be among the first to view and purchase pieces from the collection.*

Opening Reception Highlights:
Debut of brand new traditional pieces inspired by nature
New exclusive print releases from each artist
New Nucleus artist series enamel pin by Nicole Gustafsson
Special Gallery Nucleus bird-watching session
FREE themed refreshments
FREE Admissions
No RSVP necessary

Exhibiting Artists:
Becky Dreistadt
MALL
Nicole Gustafsson
Wendy Hearts

*Previews generally go live the Friday evening before an exhibition from 7-10PM PST. Some delays may occur.

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

MI – Ben Hatke: Art & Adventure Exhibition

Artist/Author Ben Hatke appears at the Ann Arbor District Library at a special reception for an exhibition of original art on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Ben will also lead a gallery talk with Q&A Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF), the art will be on display until August 31, 2017.

Artist Bio:
Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the Eisner award winning Little Robot, and the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin. Both Zita the Spacegirl and his graphic novel series Mighty Jack are being developed for film by 20th Century Fox. Ben lives and works out of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He enjoys archery and fire breathing.

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Ann Arbor District Library
343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 327-4200

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