VA – Neal Adams Signing

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Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Velocity Comics on Wednesday September 10th from 5:00 to 8:00pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each)

Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Begins” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

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Velocity Comics
904 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-3809

MD – SPX Kick-Off Party

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome 4 amazing artists to kickoff their brand new comics: MariNaomi, Yumi Sakugawa, James Kochalka, and Box Brown on Friday, September 12th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm!

Come for readings from their new works debuting at the Small Press Expo

MariNaomi’s new graphic novel: Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories

Yumi Sakugawa’s new graphic novel: Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With the Universe

James Kochalka’s new graphic novel: FUNGUS: The Unbearable Rot of Being

Box Brown’s new anthology volume: Number 2

They will also be signing and perhaps creating some art for the audience? Snacks and drinks will be served.

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

NYC – Ted Rall Signing

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Press Release:

On Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm, Ted Rall comes to Strand Book Store to discuss his latest work After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. This mix of non-fiction and cartoons that explores present-day Afghanistan has been hailed by The Nation as “some of the best reporting from Afghanistan by an American journalist.”

What happens when a reporter visits war-torn Afghanistan unaided by army protection? In 2010, American cartoonist Ted Rall succeeded in funding a Kickstarter campaign to perform an on-the-ground American civilian report on life in the far-reaching provinces of Afghanistan.

The result, a mix of cartoons and nonfiction Ted calls After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests, provides an unprecedented account of present-day Afghanistan. Don’t miss this exclusive chat and Q&A with Ted.

Buy a copy of After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

DC – Kill My Mother Signing

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Cartoonist Jules Feiffer signs at Politics & Prose his new graphic novel Kill My Mother on Saturday September 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

IL – Dick Locher: Hometown Artist

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Meet Pulitzer Prize writer and artist Dick Locher at the Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 6th. Long time Graham Crackers Comics Manager Jim Brozman will be there to draw and sign DICK TRACY sketches for donations to the event. Jim assisted Dick Locher in the drawing of the nationally syndicated DICK TRACY comic strip for two years from 2009 to 2011. There will be a Dinner on the Town to follow with all proceeds benefitting the Naperville Heritage Society, administrators of Naper Settlement.

Wentz Concert Hall - North Central College
171 E Chicago Ave Naperville, IL 60540

CA – The Shadow Hero Signing

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Gene Luen Yang (Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese) appears at Eastwind Books on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm to present his latest graphic novel The Shadow Hero!

In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero.

The original Green Turtle comic only had a short run, but now Gene Luen Yang has revived the character, creating an origin story for a forgotten hero.

Hank just wants to enjoy his quiet life running the family grocery store with his father, but his mother wants him to become a superhero, and to clean up their Chinatown neighborhood! Can he find a way to live the life he wants and not disappoint his mother?

With artwork by Sonny Lieu, this dazzling, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

Eastwind Books
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 548-2350

IL – Neal Adams Signing

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Comic Legend Neal Adams appears for a signing at Graham Crackers Comics’ CHICAGO LOOP location on Wednesday August 20th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm (hopefully hours that will allow everyone a chance to meet him!)

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each (costs $20 at WW Chicago!) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase!

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary runs on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an Avenger of the Night. When people say “modern Batman” they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in the Batman Returns movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul.

Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

CA – The Sakai Project Signing

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 Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonès, Mark Evanier, William Stout, Tone Rodriguez, Bill Morrison, and many more appear at Meltdown Comics on  Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign THE SAKAI PROJECT!

Press Release:

On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.

Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.

Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.

In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.

The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

TX – Girls with Slingshots Signing

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Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Dragon’s Lair on Monday August 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to sign Girls With Slingshots! She’s on a coast-to-coast signing tour to celebrate the strip’s 10th anniversary.

Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

CA – The Simpsons Take the Bowl

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Press Release:

The Simpsons is widely considered to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time – 28 Primetime Emmys®! The longest running American sitcom ever continues to thrive with its dead-on satire and razor-sharp wit. Journey from the Springfield Bowl to the Hollywood Bowl for this unprecedented event, as the orchestra accompanies your favorite scenes on the big screen. Join the celebration of a quarter century of groundbreaking creativity, with plenty of special guests and a fireworks finale.

ARTISTS

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Hank Azaria, host
Nancy Cartwright
Beverly D’Angelo
Jon Lovitz
Yeardley Smith
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
and
Matt Groening

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

SHOWTIMES:

Friday Sept. 12 – 8:00 PM

Saturday Sept. 13 – 8:00 PM

Sunday Sept. 14 – 7:30 PM

Get tickets at the link!

Hollywood Bowl
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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