MI – Webcartoonists Signing

Cartoonists Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Shen (Owlturd), and Nick Seluk (The Awkward Yeti) appear at Conor O’Neills on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:00 till 11:00 PM. They will be selling and signing books and merchandise.

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Conor O’Neills
318 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-2968

NYC – Cartoon County Signing

Cullen Murphy appears at the New York Public Library on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM to present CARTOON COUNTY.

The Vanity Fair editor-at-large reconstructs the poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School. For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits.

Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, and was at the heart of this artistic milieu. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group―Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns, among others. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember. Anarchic and deeply creative, they were independent spirits whose artistic talents had mainly been forged during service in World War II. Cartoon County brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father.

Murphy will lecture on this untold story, presenting a curated selection of his book’s never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
(917) 275-6975

MA – Cartoon County: John Cullen Murphy + His Friends Signing

Cullen Murphy appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Join Cullen Murphy for this fascinating look back at the art of his father, John Cullen Murphy, and the many illustrators and cartoonists who resided in southwestern Connecticut, “a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits.” Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt—at the heart of this artistic milieu, he even received training from Norman Rockwell. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group—Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns. Illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings, Cartoon County is sure to delight. A book signing will follow the program. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18.

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100

CA – Excelsior! Art Show

Marvel legend STAN LEE appears at the Hero Complex Gallery on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM for the EXCELSIOR! art show celebrating over 75 years in the comics industry.

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
323-334-0035

MD – Frank Cho Signing

Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Skybourne, Harley Quinn, Totally Awesome Hulk) appears at Cards Comics and Collectibles for a signing on Saturday November 25th from 2pm-5pm.

Cards Comics and Collectibles
51 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

SD – Hagar the Horrible Signing

Chris Browne appears at Zandbroz Variety on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM to sign The Best of Hagar the Horrible.

Zandbroz Variety
209 S Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 331-5137

2nd Annual South Shore Comic Con

Press Release:

South Shore Art Center presents its second South Shore Comic Con! Featuring over 25 comic artists, signing and selling their zines, original art, and talking about the craft of comic book storytelling. Panels and workshops will be in the art studios throughout the day. Costumes encouraged!

Artists include: E. J. Barnes, Beth Barnett, LB Cassell, Jimmy Curtis, Griffin Ess, Mike Doherty, Krystal Dube, Jerel Dye, Barrington Edwards/Studio Vexer, Raul Gonzalez, Brian Hall, Ludgy Jean-Baptiste, Richard Keenan, Daniel Kern, Cathy Leamy, Jesse Lonergan, Kyri Lorenz, Cagen Luse, Donna Martinez, Tony McMillen, James Mobius, Dave Ortega, Joey Peters, Ryan Sullivan, Crispin Wood

Open to the public, suggested donation of $5.

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South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
(781) 383-2787

DC – Cartoon County Signing

Cullen Murphy appears at Politics & Prose on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign CARTOON COUNTY.

Cullen Murphy, editor at large at Vanity Fair and the author of books including God’s Jury, grew up in the middle of a thriving community of illustrators and cartoonists in southwestern Connecticut. His father, John Cullen Murphy (1919-2004), who had been a student of Norman Rockwell, drew the popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt. Their neighbors were the artists responsible for classic comics ranging from Beetle Bailey to Hi and Lois to Family Circus. Murphy’s memoir pays tribute to these many creative individuals and warmly evokes the spirit of a bygone era.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

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

WA – Kids Love Comics 2017

Press Release:

Join the Olympia Timberland Library and Danger Room Comics on Saturday, December 2nd at this special event celebrating comics for kids! Kids, teens, and families will have the opportunity to meet cartoonists Faith Erin Hicks (creator of The Nameless City), and Kazu Kibuishi (creator of Amulet). Hear them talk about their creative process and get books signed. Frank Hussey of Danger Room Comics will present comics in Reader’s Theater format, and an activity for kids and families will be provided in the meeting room. Kids: feel free to come dressed up as your favorite comic book character! Books will be on sale courtesy Danger Room Comics. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

Schedule of events:

1:00-1:20 p.m. — Comic Book Reader’s Theater
1:20-2:35 p.m. — Faith Erin Hicks and Kazu Kibuishi presentation
2:35-4:30 p.m. — Book signing and meet-and-greet

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Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 352-0595

CA – Brian Kesinger Signing

Cartoonist Brian Kesinger (Read to Your Octopus, Travelling with Your Octopus) appears at the San Clemente Library on Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 PM to discuss his art and career including his upcoming books Penned Dragons and Inked Tails.

San Clemente Library
242 Avenida del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-3493

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