Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
On April 28-30 at Bartle Hall, fans can find 31 of their favorite GoComics creators and friends in one convenient continent of tables. There’ll be signings, a special panel, and more fun than you’re normally able to process without the aid of special fun-processing technology.
So who’s coming, exactly? You may want to sit down before you read this list
Sarah Andersen – Sarah’s Scribbles
Bill Amend – FoxTrot
Stephan Pastis – Pearls Before Swine
Nick Seluk – The Awkward Yeti
Alex Norris – Dorris McComics
Chris Harding – We The Robots
Dave Mercier – MercWorks
Megan McKay – Doodle For Food
Chris Grady – Lunarbaboon
Shen T – Owlturd
Julia Kaye – Up and Out
Todd Clark – Lola
Brian Gordon – Fowl Language
Sara Zimmerman – Unearthed Comics
Maria Scrivan – Half Full
John McPherson – Close to Home
Olivia Walch – Imogen Quest
Enzo Comics – Cheer Up Emo Kid
Hanna Pirita Lehkonen – Immortal Nerd
Dan Martin – Deathbulge
Jason Anarchy – Drinking Quest
Ben Zaehringer – Berkeley Mews
J.L. Westover –Mr. Lovenstein
Kevin Kuramura – Pear-Shaped Comics
Laura Romagnoli – Average Adventures of an Average Girl
Patabot – BFGF Syndrome
Jane Zei – The Pigeon Gazette
Deya Muniz – Brutally Honest
David Daneman – The DaneMen
Aaron Lenk – Big Simple Comics
Jose Rojas – Button Mash Productions
If you can’t make it to Planet Comicon Kansas City, we’ve got you covered. We’re collecting a heaping helping of signed comics and other merch from each of the attending creators for a special giveaway for eligable GC fans in the U.S. We’ll have more details in April, so watch this space to learn how you can win the biggest swag bag this side of, uh… Swag Bag City? Yeah. Swag Bag City.
Neal Adams signs at Powers Comics on Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 PM.
Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Join the Society of Illustrators on Saturday April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM for a special gallery talk by the curators of the exhibit WILL EISNER: The Centennial Celebration.
Kitchen Sink Press’ Denis Kitchen and John Lind will take guests through the exhibit and discuss the life and work of groundbreaking comics creator Will Eisner. Eisner was a pioneer in the creation of comics during the “Golden Age” of comics during the 1930s and ‘40s, achieving fame with his iconic crime-fighting hero The Spirit. Many comic greats worked with Eisner, including Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, and Al Jaffee. After the Spirit ceased publication, Eisner devoted himself to creating educational and instructional sequential art, a term he coined. In 1978, Eisner once again reinvented himself- and the comic art medium-with his graphic novel, A CONTRACT WITH GOD.Will Eisner’s 19 graphic novels and 3 textbooks are still in print in 15 worldwide languages. The prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are presented annually at San Diego Comic-Con.
About the Curators
Denis Kitchen is one of the pioneering publishers in underground comix and alternative press in the United States. His Kitchen Sink Press, which operated from 1970 until 1999, published seminal graphic novels by Will Eisner, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, Mark Schultz, Scott McCloud, James O’Barr, and Charles Burns. In 2015, Kitchen was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame at Comic Con International: San Diego.
John Lind is an award-winning book designer and editor and creative director/co-founder of the Kitchen Sink Books imprint (co-founded by Denis Kitchen) at Dark Horse Comics. In 2016, he edited and designed Frank Miller’s Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Curator’s Collection and the Will Eisner The Centennial Celebration catalogue. Outside Kitchen Sink Books, Lind’s select client list includes Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Egmont Group, Bloomsbury Publishing, and Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Join us on Saturday, April 8th for the fourth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios!
Free to the public, family friendly and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.
Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage.
Doors open to the public at 10am.
Robert Gill – DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Braden Lamb – Boom Studios, First Second Books
Shelli Paroline – Boom Studios, First Second Books
Live music –
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
Live art –
Magic Show –
The Impossible Ivan Demarjian
Artists and vendors –
David J. Leblanc
Flying Saucer Pizza Company
House of Roulx
Joe Haley & TJ Dort
Montserrat College of Art
Paper Asylum Comics and Collectibles
Whalom Painting & Woodcraft
Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Amy Chu, David Petersen, Tom Raney, John Totleben, Billy Tucci, Dean Trippe, and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
JEREMY BASTIAN | Cursed Pirate Girl, The Guild: Tink, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
SHANE BERRYHILL | Sherwood, Texas, Adventures In Crime
AMY CHU | Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman, KISS, Deadpool
MATTHEW CLARK | Legend of the Dark Knight, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman
CREATUREBOX | Ratchet & Clank, 9 lives (Spider Kitty), The MONSTER VOLUME
STEPHANIE GLADDEN | Peanuts, Jingle Belle, Simpsons, Powerpuff Girls
ADAM GUZOWSKI | Nailbiter, TMNT Color Classics, Great Divide
MIKE HENDERSON | Nailbiter, Illuminati, Secret Wars
NEAL HOLMAN | Archer, Frisky Dingo, Science!, Redline, Sealab2021
ZACK KAPLAN | Eclipse
CHRIS KEMPLE | Red Vengeance, Fallout, Negative Burn, Fantastic Worlds
MEGAN LEVENS | Angel City, Spell on Wheels, Star Trek
JASON LEWIS | Star Trek: Deviations, Mars Attacks: Occupation and Drive
STEVE MANNION | Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Tales from the Crypt, Spook House
CARA MCGEE | Over The Garden Wall
BILL MCKAY | Zombie Tramp, Dollface, Vampblade
B. CLAY MOORE | Hawaiian Dick, The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull, Bad Karma
| Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
ROBERT POPE | Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Batman, Peanuts
BUDDY PRINCE | Marvel Sketch Cards, Voltron: United and Drawn
TOM RANEY | Infinite Crisis, Batman-Superman, Phantom Limb Ghost Puncher
FABIAN RANGEL JR | Space Riders, Namwolf, Helena Crash
ROD REIS | C.O.W.L., Hadrian’s Wall, Civil War II: The Oath
RAFER ROBERTS | Archer and Armstrong, Plastic Farm Press, Carpool Buddies of Doom
CHRISTIAN SAGER | The Cabinet, Canaan Cult Revival, Think of the Children
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA | Heartthrob, High Crimes, Injustice, Dead Letters, Suicide Squad
ANDY SMITH | Thanos, X-Men, Stormwatch, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
KYLE STARKS | Rock Candy Mountain, Rick and Morty, Sexcastle, Legend of Ricky Thunder
MARCIO TAKARA | All-New Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Armor Wars, Batman
JOHN TOTLEBEN | Swamp Thing, Miracleman
DEAN TRIPPE | Something Terrible, Power Lunch, Butterfly, Project: Rooftop
BILLY TUCCI | Shi, Sgt.Rock: The Lost Batallion, A Child Is Born
TRACY YARDLEY | Sonic the Hedgehog, The Adventures of Galaxy Man and Cosmic Girl
BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!
ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
March 16, 2017 by Joe Fauvel
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1301 Buck Jones Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Gene Luen Yang appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM!
Celebrated graphic novelist and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang discusses Reading Without Walls, a new reading initiative for kids that encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world through books.
About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Tickets are $5
- Tickets may be purchased online, in-store, or over the phone
- The line at the theatre will form promptly at 5:30pm
- Gene’s presentation at the theatre will last an hour
- He will follow with a signing, to take place at Brookline Booksmith
- Several of Gene’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the Booksmith
- You are not required to purchase a book in order to join the signing line
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908