ON – Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party 2016

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Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! Things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing. This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by Chip Zdarsky, writer of the to-be-released-that-day Star Lord from Marvel Comics. We’re also lining up a few other very special guests, but we wanted to let you know to Save The Date first and we’ll update this post with info as it comes in!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan, Chip, and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

All of this is happening Thursday, December 17th, at Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor St. W., near Bathurst TTC), on the second floor. We hope we’ll see you there!

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.

ON – Picture Book Event

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Jon Klassen, Matt Forsythe, John Martz, and Kyo Maclear appear at Toronto Library on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Do you like amazing picture books or know someone who does? Or have you ever wanted to MAKE kids picture books but never knew how or where to start? Well then, have we got an event for you!

On Wednesday, December 14th join the staff of Page & Panel as they celebrate the release of We Found A Hat, with author Jon Klassen! To truly celebrate this release, we’ve invited some of Jon’s friends and fellow picturebook creators to join him, and Matt Forsythe (My Name is Elizabeth), John Martz (Burt’s Way Home), and Kyo Maclear (The Wish Tree) will join Jon at the event!

At 6pm, Jon, Kyo, John, and Matt will take turns presenting from their newest books in a reading/presentation for all ages of attendees. Kids and families welcome.

At 7pm, we’ll take a short break to reset our stage, and then at approximately 7:10pm all four authors will take the stage to discuss how they create their works, and answer audience questions about picture books in a discussion moderated by Kyo Maclear.

Then at 8pm, all four authors will sign copies of their work! The signing may be moved downstairs to page & Panel: The TCAF Shop, just in case we run a little long.

Our thanks to all of the authors for participating, and Penguin Random House and Toronto Public Library, for their help in putting together this event.

Matt Forsythe: Born in Toronto, Matthew Forsythe grew up in London. After publishing his first books, he moved to LA, where he worked on Adventure Time. He now lives in Montreal, working on animations, picture books, and comics. His works include the comics Comics Class, Ojingogo, and Jinchalo, and illustrations for the picture books Warning: Do Not Open This Book, Please! Open This Book, My Name Is Elizabeth, and the forthcoming Spring 2017 title The Gold Leaf.

Jon Klassen: Jon Klassen is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, which was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, and a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year. He returned with another hat and another thief in This Is Not My Hat, which won the Caldecott Medal became a New York Times bestseller. His most recent work is the conclusion of the hat trilogy, I Found My Hat.

He is also the illustrator of House Held Up By Trees, a picture book written by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Ted Kooser, as well as Cats’ Night Out by Caroline Stutson, which won the Governor General’s Award; Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; and the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series by Maryrose Wood.

Jon Klassen has worked as an illustrator for feature animated films, music videos, and editorial pieces. His animation projects include design work for DreamWorks Feature Animation as well as LAIKA Studios on their feature film Coraline. Other work includes designs for a BBC spot used in the coverage of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, which won a 2010 BAFTA award. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.

John Martz: John Martz is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer living in Toronto, Ontario. He is the author of Burt’s Way Home (Koyama Press, 2016), A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories (Koyama Press, 2014), Destination X (Nobrow, 2013), and the online comic strip Machine Gum. I am the illustrator of Dear Flyary by Dianne Young (Kids Can Press, 2011), Who’s on First? by Abbott & Costello (Quirk Books, 2013), and Black and Bittern Was Night by Robert Heidbreder (Kids Can Press, 2013

Kyo Maclear: Kyo Maclear is a self-professed spork—her father is British and her mother is Japanese. She was born in England, but moved to Canada at a young age. Spork, the story of a mixed kitchen utensil and Kyo’s debut book for children, was originally conceived with her husband to celebrate the birth of their first child. Kyo now resides in Toronto where she shares a home with two sons, two cats, a musician and a truckload of books. In addition to writing for children, Kyo is also a novelist and widely published essayist.

Presented by Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop and Candlewick Press / Penguin Random House Canada, with thanks to Toronto Public Library

Toronto Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8
416-395-5577

Stan Lee & Joe Sinnott Receive Military Honors at RICC 2016

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Press Release:

United States Military Honors Comic Book Legends Stan Lee And Joe Sinnott At Rhode Island Comic Con

Providence, Rhode Island – On Veterans Day, representatives of the United States Army and Navy, along with chapters of the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, and Texas State Guard, surprised comic book icons Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott with military accolades.

Awards of appreciation and recognition were presented to Mr. Lee, 93, who served as a Sergeant in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II, at his VIP panel Friday night. Army Captain James R. Whitney, Navy Chief Petty Officer Kurt Anderson, their respective staffs and several former US Service members, imparted the honors.

Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Mitchell tendered an American flag to Mr. Lee at the request of Major General Anthony C. Funkhouser. The flag was flown in his honor on the occasion of Veterans Day “for his faithful service to our Nation as a United States Soldier during World War II.” MG Funkhouser is the Commanding General, Center for Initial Military Training, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA.

“Next to my marriage and the birth of my daughter. This is the most sensational moment in my life. I will never forget this…” Stated a very emotional Mr. Lee, “It is such an honor which I’m sure I don’t deserve.”

000_ricc-sinnott-tucciMr. Sinnott’s awards were handed out at a dinner attended by his family, friends and fans later on that evening. His flag was presented on behalf of MG Funkhouser who bestowed the title of “SEABEE For Life” to the sailor, 90.

After his older brother Sgt. Jack Sinnott, was tragically killed in action in France, Mr. Sinnott joined the US Navy Seabees shortly after his 18th birthday. He served in the bloody World War II Battle of Okinawa rising to the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class.

As restaurant patrons applauded with a standing ovation, the legendary artist who created thousands of comics for over sixty years, humbly confessed, “I’m speechless, I really am. This is just unbelievable. One of the greatest honors I’ve ever had. Thank You!”

In addition to the flags, certificates, challenge coins, plaques and “swagger sticks” of appreciation were also awarded to both veterans. “They got me mixed up with someone else” Mr. Lee said in disbelief. “But I can’t thank you enough and I will never forget this moment… We have the greatest military in the whole world.”

As uniformed service members past and present presented arms to a saluting Mr. Lee, he exclaimed to the teary-eyed audience, “If someone isn’t filming this, I’ll never talk to you again!”

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CA – Peow! Studio Signing

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Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to welcome Peow! Studio’s artists Patrick Crotty and Valentin Seiche (a.k.a. airfortress). Peow! Studio is an independent Swedish publishing company renowned in the zine and comic art world for their unique artists’ vision. Peow is also known for their risograph prints and comic book shop in Hägersten, Sweden.

Please join us December 2nd from 6-9 pm to check out their latest prints and publications Internal Affairs (Patrick Crotty) and Pocket Knight (Valentin Seiche) as they sign and meet-n-greet!

RSVP on Facebook!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

George Perez visits Clermont Comic Con this Sunday!

clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit their website HERE!

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

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George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit HERE!

Christmas is coming early, we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

Munster MuseumChristmas is coming early and we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

BUTCH PATRICK will be appearing along with his amazing MUNSTER MUSEUM! Iconic vehicles, props and memorabilia from “The Munsters” will be on display for us all to enjoy.

Meet BUTCH PATRICK and check out his monsterous museum all weekend long, December 2-4, 2016 at Spooky Empire. Spooky Empire takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Many guests have been rescheduled for December, be sure to check out our website for more announcements and our most recent guest list.

Tickets are available now, as well as hotel rooms! Reservations are limited but still available at the Rosen Centre for just $129/night when you mention “Spooky Empire”. Get ’em while you can, this rate ends Thurs. Nov 17th!

Clermont Comic Con hits this weekend!

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Clermont Comic Con has a HUGE guest list!

Clermont Comic Con

Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S. Hwy 27

Clermont FL 34711

Entry: $15.00
Parking: FREE
clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.
clermont-gabbannerGary Allen Barker is a freelanced comic book art, primarily as a penciler for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Innovation, and Image. Mr. Barker has been the artist for Garfield for over two decades and has also drawn The Incredible Hulk and Morbius the Living Vampire and more for Marvel Comics.
clermont-chuckdixonbannerChuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, best known for his work on the Marvel character the Punisher and on the DC characters Batman, Nightwing and Robin in the 1990s and early 2000s.

clermont-mikespicerbannerMike Spicer is a south Florida based artist, and has been coloring comics since 2007. . Husband to an amazing wife, Father to a beautiful son, Daddy to an stubborn dog. He likes pizza, burgers, beer, and wine… AND COLORING FRIGGIN COMICS!! seriously, its the best!

Mike has worked for several publishers including DC, Vertigo, Valiant, Image, IDW, BOOM!. On titles like Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot, Mad Max Fury Road, Mythic, Head Lopper, Dead Drop, Silent Hill, and Sons of Anarchy.

clermont-patbroderickbannerPat Broderick is an American comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also penciled the four-part “Batman: Year Three” storyline, written by Marv Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake. Mr. Broderick is currently working on his new series Nibiru And The Legend Of Annunaki.

clermont-tkbannerTony Kordos is an inker/illustrator for DC Comics who has worked on titles such as Aquaman, The Flash, and currently Batman & Robin Eternal and Cyborg: REBIRTH.

clermont-georgelowebannerGeorge Lowe is an American voice actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/GameTap animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast; he also played the part for its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series. He has also made recurring voice appearances on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

clermont-gcfbannerfgstextGeorge “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

clermont-laughtonparchmentbanner1Laughton Parchment was born in Morant Bay, Saint Thomas in eastern Jamaica and moved to England when he was 18 years old. At age 25 he started a company in furniture design and manufacture that he has grown over 40 years.

In addition to knowing his way around tools, he was busy doing voice over work for BBC Radio WM in Birmingham, spent time developing his craft as a professional singer while simultaneously dabbling in writing fiction. After he and his wife moved to Florida in 2006, he published his first book, “The Mulberry Bush” in 2008, his second novel, “The Night Hawker” in 2013, and the third “Margaret”…released in August 2014.

As he was finishing his fourth book, in September, 2014 (My Father’s Woman), he was diagnosed with stage two Prostate cancer. He decided to put that book on hold and began a new project to document his journey with cancer. This project explores his experiences with diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and the exceptional help he received from the Florida Hospital, Waterman, in spite of having no medical Insurance.

This latest book will be titled…”Prostate Cancer Picked On The Wrong Guy” and is scheduled to be released in December 2015.

He is presently beating the hell out of prostate cancer because it has no idea what it was taking on when it crawled into his space.

clermont-dimitribannerDimitri Diatchenko is a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother is of Greek and Swedish descent. Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts. Furthermore he released four solo guitar CD’s.

Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program. In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his Masters degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott’s 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.

Dimitri Diatchenko’s acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good critics from some film reviewers.

In addition to acting, Diatchenko works as voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault. Currently Diatchenko is in Evolve, and Fallout 4 and can be seen in the 2016 horror film They’re Watching.

A student of the Dick Smith’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course, Scott Fensterer’s passion for special effects makeup has morphed into a lifelong career in art. He has continued to evolve as an artist, sculpting maquettes, toy and hobby prototypes, life-sized museum figures and private commissions for collectors the world over. Following a personal “reboot,” Scott has turned his attention back to his first love of special effects makeup.

clermont-cwbannerChris Whaley is an American author, Southern Baptist pastor and former professional wrestler who competed in Florida using the ring name The Saint. His novel The Masked Saint was turned into a movie in 2016.

The Masked Saint won Best Picture at the 2015 International Christian Film Festival.

clermont-kmbannerKarl Moline is a long time comic book artist who is most know for his work on Dark Horse Comics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Fray. Karl has also worked on Avengers Academy, Avengers Arena and Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird for Marvel Comics and DC Comics Convergence Superboy.

clermont-rmbannerRoland Mann is a writer, editor, speaker, and professor. As writer, he is best known for his work on the comic series Cat & Mouse. Other titles written by Roland include Krey, Demon’s Tails, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Miss Fury and more. As editor, Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited the Protectors and many Ultraverse titles. Roland is a frequent speaker at writing workshops/conferences. He teaches writing for comics and animation at Full Sail University.

Spooky Empire Releases Flyer for Upcoming Rescheduled Show

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For more information site the website HERE!

HI – Usagi Yojimbo Signing

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Award-winning cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of the Eisner-winning graphic novel series Usagi Yojimbo, appears at Other Realms Ltd. on Saturday December 10, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM!

Sakai has received five Eisner awards for Usagi Yojimbo, first published in 1984 and still continuing today. In addition, Sakai has received the 2014 Inkwell Award, 2007 Harvey Award, 2002 National Cartoonists Society Comic Book Division Awards, and the Cultural Ambassador Award from the Japanese American Museum, among many others. Sakai has also worked on projects including Bart Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror #7, Star Wars, and Marvel’s Strange Tales. He is also an award-winning letterer for his work on the Spider-Man comic strip and Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer.

Other Realms Ltd.
1130 N Nimitz Hwy, Ste C-140, Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 596-8236

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