OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

000_mpeters_osuPress Release:

Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393

Spooky Empire Reschedules convention for December!

spooky_decemberAfter many conversations with the convention center, hotels, agents and staff it looks like we have secured dates to reschedule Spooky Empire!

So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.

Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.

If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)

Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.

EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.

For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!

Stay tuned for updates!


Thanks so much!

MA – MICE 2016 Kick-Off Party


Hub Comics hosts the MICE kick-off party on Friday October 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM featuring artists Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Wren McDonald (SP4RX), Jeremy Sorese (Curveball),  Sara Varon (Sweaterweather), Drew Weing (The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo), Greg Cook (Friends Is Friends), Joel Gill (Bessie Stringfield) and Jason Rodriguez (Colonial Comics)! They will also appear that weekend at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).

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Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

UK – Hellboy Signing


Travelling Man Manchester & Thought Bubble present a signing with the Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy, on the 29th of October from 2:00 PM to celebrate all things Mignola.

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Travelling Man
4 Dale Street, M1 1JW Manchester, United Kingdom
+44 161 237 3422

OR – Awkward Yeti Signing


Nick Seluk, the creator of Awkward Yeti, signs his new collection at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM!

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005

NYC – Awkward Yeti Signing


Nick Seluk, the creator of Awkward Yeti, signs his new collections at Strand Book Store on Saturday October 8th at 7:00PM!

Vigorously demanded and highly anticipated, Heart and Brain: Gut Instincts is the follow-up to the tremendously popular New York Times bestseller, Heart and Brain: An Awkward Yeti Collection. Gut Instincts features the same lovable characters from Awkward Yeti and introduces a host of other vital organs like insatiable Tongue, irritable Bowels, and abused Stomach–all of whom we know so well despite having never met them.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

LA – Gene Yang: Comics & Me


Press Release:

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to present author Gene Luen Yang as the featured speaker for the 39th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. As a very highly anticipated fall event, this year the Program is scheduled to be held Thursday and Friday, October 13 and 14, at the new Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Adults, teens and children are invited to meet Yang at the FREE Thursday evening program on October 13th.

Then on Friday, October 14, Yang will present a workshop for comic book and anime fans, teachers, librarians, writers and parents. The registration fee for this event is $25 for adults and $10 for students, details at the link. BOTH OF THESE EVENTS will include a book sale / autograph session.

This informative Author-Illustrator Program allows teachers, librarians, parents and others a unique opportunity to hear “the story behind the story”directly from writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults. It is a fascinating look at how an idea becomes a book.

Some notable names in the field of literature who have been featured during these annual programs have included: Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park, Avi, E.L. Konigsburg, Stephen Kellogg, Lois Lowry, Paula Danziger, Richard Peck and Patricia and Fred McKissack.

Sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library & the Patrons of the Public Library

A selection of Gene Yang’s books will be available for purchase during the program. Mr. Yang has agreed to sign these books. We regret books from libraries or personal collections cannot be autographed.

Gene Luen Yang is this year’s current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. Yang’s first graphic novel from First Second, American Born Chinese, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. Yang also won an Eisner for The Eternal Smile, a collaboration with Derek Kirk Kim. He is the author of the Secret Coders series (with artist Mike Holmes) and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and also Superman. Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

East Baton Rouge Parish Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
(225) 231-3750

Spooky Empire Program Cover Released!

Spooky Empire Program Cover 2016Spooky Empire program cover is now unveiled for the 2016 show!

With only 8 days left until the show, we figured we would do a an unveiling for our fans! The program cover was designed by Morgan Wilson from Lux Nova Studio! She will be at the show all weekend if you’d like to get your copy signed. Let us know what you think of the cover!

Get your advance tickets for Spooky Empire. http://www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets

NM – Gene Luen Yang Signing


Bookworks and Albuquerque Academy co-host Gene Luen Yang on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM!

Gene Luen Yang is the Children’s Book Council’s & Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He was recently awarded a MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Yang began making comics and graphic novels over fifteen years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese was published by First Second Books. It became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. In 2013, First Second Books released Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize.

His other works include the comics continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Currently, he writes New Super-Man for DC Comics.

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Simms Auditorium
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111

NYC – Tek: The Modern Cave Boy Signing


Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!

From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!

Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?

In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.

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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, New York 10023
(212) 875-5350

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