Judah Friedlander appears at Politics & Prose on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book of cartoons!
A stand-up comic and actor, Friedlander appeared in American Splendor and is best known for his work in 30 Rock. But he’s not just a multi-talented performer—Friedlander has written the karate primer, How to Beat Up Anybody, and he’s been drawing since he was a child. This collection of artwork and cartoons showcases the visual side of Friedlander’s wit and humor as he takes subjects both serious and silly to new heights of absurdity.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
As one of the most preeminent Asian-American writers in the US, Gene Luen Yang has revitalized the conversation about diversity in the comics medium through his innovative, challenging comics writing and art. Focusing on themes of identity, coming of age, perspective shifts, and race, Yang has created stories that expand the traditional scope of comics storytelling, bring graphic novels to new audiences all over the United States. In this talk at the Society of Illustrators, Yang will discuss his comics career, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Tickets available at the link… $15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 seniors/students (Undergrad with valid ID)
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
October 27, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Clermont Comic Con, Sunday November 22nd, adds new guests!
WWE Hall Of Famer – Afa the Wild Samoan
WWE Legend – Fred Ottman AKA Tugboat/Typhoon and The Shockmaster
Justin Ponsor – Illustator/Colorist for Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy, Invincible Iron Man, Star Wars, and Ultimate Spider-man, Uncanny Inhumans
for more info on Clermont Comic Con check out their website!
Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan appear at GladRags on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the grand debut of OH JOY, SEX TOY vol. 2 AND help raise money for reproductive health at the same time. A third of all book sales at this party will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
215 SE Morrison St, #2000E, Portland, OR 97214
Longtime comics industry insider Jackie Estrada appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign her two hardcover books of photographs she took at Comic-Cons in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Join Jackie and dozens of other Comic Book People for a celebration of comics’ “olden day,” and get your books autographed by everyone!
Special Guests include:
Scott & Ivy McCloud, Wendy Pini, Mimi Pond, Batton Lash, Tony Millionaire, Lea Seidman Hernandez, David Seidman, Dawn Brown, Bill Morrison, Craig Miller, Michal Davis, Randy Reynaldo, Paul Power, Ruth Clampett, William O’Neill, Charles Hatfield, Brinke Stevens and many more!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Ellis Kim appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM. He creates the webcomic Time Fiddler, which he has been self-publishing since 2013. Kim also teaches comics and illustration workshops at the Alameda Main Library and San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Cartoonists Roberta Gregory and Donna Barr appear at Isotope on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 from 3pm – 6pm!
Isotope proudly presents a special in-store event with legendary comic creators Roberta Gregory and Donna Barr!
The comics industry in 2015 is going through some amazingly positive mutations and here at the Isotope we can think of no better time to celebrate two legends of independent comics who altered the landscape of free expression in comics and paved the way for the world of comics as we know it today. As far back as the mid 70s Gregory and Barr lit that all-important spark at the forefront of today’s revolution in feminist, LGBT*, autobio, gender politics, anthrofluidity, and genre mashup fiction comics. We followers of the artform’s evolution are forever in debt to these true comix legends!
Roberta Gregory is the multiple award winning writer/artist best known for NAUGHTY BITS STARRING BITCHY BITCH, as well as DYNAMITE DAMSELS, WINGING IT, SHEILA AND THE UNICORN, ARTISTIC LICENTIOUSNESS, the popular LIFE’S A BITCH collection and also BITCHY BUTCH: WORLD’S ANGRIEST DYKE.
Donna Barr is a fellow multiple award winning writer/artist behind THE DESERT PEACH, and also the gorgeous STINZ series, HADER AND THE COLONEL, BOSOM ENEMIES, ZELL, SWORDDANCER, THE BARR GIRLS, the AFTERDEAD collections and also BOSOM ENEMIES.
Roberta and Donna are going to be shipping us a number of their rare books that are of the long-lost variety, as well as their print-on-demand books, and comics that we haven’t seen at a distributor in far too long. We invite you to come meet them, get some signatures and sketches, and be as inspired by them as we are!
Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Gene Luen Yang appears at Barnes & Noble for the 1:00PM session of Meet the Maker on Saturday, November 7th. Come hear all about his new book Secret Coders! This is a free event; please join us.
About this author:
Gene Yang began drawing comic books in the fifth grade. He was an established figure in the indie comics scene when he published his first book with First Second, American Born Chinese, which is now in print in over ten languages. ABC’s instant critical and commercial success, along with its status as a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Printz Prize, catapulted Yang into stardom as a brilliant writer for teens and young adults. Boxers & Saints is his most recent graphic novel.
Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97086
October 14, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Manga, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase *Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning November 7th at 9am.
Stan Lee will not be signing any Memorabilia
About the book:
In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.
Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century.
In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Award-winning cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Tulsa Library on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. to speak about her graphic memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which depicts her difficult journey in providing care for her elderly parents. Books will be available for purchasing and a book signing will follow the event.