Baltimore Comic-Con 2016 Announces First 100+ Guests

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The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor in 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center on September 2-4, 2016, and we are proud to announce the first set of guest appearing at the show. We’re still almost six months out from the big event, but have already lined up over 100 guests from the comics industry to join us in 2016! They are a wide mix of new and returning guests, classic talent or modern-day star (or both!), mainstream and independent creators (or both!), with kids-oriented or mainstream focuses (or both!).

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: Neal Adams (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen); Scott Ethan Ambruson (Azteca: Ciudad Paradiso); Jeff Balke (Zombies vs Cheerleaders: St. Patty’s Day Special); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Carolyn Belefski (Curls); Christy Blanch (The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood); Danica Bradshaw (Wayward); Nick Bradshaw (Spidey); Reilly Brown (Deadpool); Harold Buchholz (Archie Comics); Ben Caldwell (Scooby Apocalypse); Chris Campana (The Accelerators); Christa Cassano (Ghetto Klown); Mike Cavallaro (The Fox); Howard Chaykin (Imperium); Lee Cherolis (Little Guardians); Frank Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk); Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death); Steve Conley (Bloop); Stephen Coughlin (Sanctuary); J. Robert Deans (Crass Fed); Jeff Dekal (New Avengers); Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts); Charles C. Dowd (Lilith Dark); Joe Eisma (Morning Glories); Tod Emko (A Piggy’s Tale); Joe Endres (Colossians); Steve Englehart, courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America); David Finch (Wonder Woman); Meredith Finch (Wonder Woman); Chris Flick (Capes & Babes); Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie); Franco (Aw Yeah Comics: Action Cat!); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman ’66: The Lost Episode); Jason Gounger (Legio Ex Mortis); Anna Gownley and Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever!); Stephen Green (The Legacy of Luther Strode); Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert & Fred); Rob Guillory (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Laura Lee Gulledge (Will & Whit); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Jason Horn (Ninjasaur); Ken Hunt (Talon); JG Jones (Strange Fruit); Dan Jurgens (Action Comics, Saturday & Sunday only); Tom King (Batman); Barry Kitson (Empire: Uprising); Samantha Kyle (Paul & Olly); John Layman (Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo); Paul Levitz (Doctor Fate); Mike Lilly (Red Agent); Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space); Mark Mariano (The Other Side of Hugless Hill); Ron Marz (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Ed McGuinness (Spider-Man/Deadpool); Mark Morales (Convergence); Joe Mulvey (SCAM); Jamar Nicholas (Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America); Chris Otto (A Dog’s Life); Greg Pak (Teen Titans); Tom Palmer (Doctor Strange); Yanick Paquette (Batman/Superman); Dan Parsons (Convergence: Nightwing/Oracle); Brent Peeples (Gold Key: Alliance); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Uncanny Inhumans); Mark Poulton (A Cat Named Haiku); Eric Powell (The Goon); Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats: Midnight Over Stellar City); Ron Randall (Convergence: Catwoman); Khary Randolph (Robin War); Tom Raney (Ninjak); Paul Renaud (Superman/Wonder Woman); Emily Romano (Comic Art House); Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Stephane Roux (Harley Quinn and Power Girl); Joe Rubinstein (Convergence: Batman and Robin); Alex Saviuk (Spider-Man newspaper strip); Stuart Sayger (Hellboy 100); Bart Sears (Bloodshot); Jeff Shultz (Betty and Veronica); Louise Simonson (Convergence: Superman – The Man of Steel); Walter Simonson (Ragnarok); Matt Slay (TMNT Micro-Series); Brian Smith (SpongeBob Comics); Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron); Babs Tarr (Batgirl); Ben Templesmith (Blackholers); Chad Thomas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures); Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn and her Gang of Harleys); Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle); David Trustman (The Rise); James Tynion (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles); Rick Veitch (Miracleman); Emilio Velez Jr. (The Dodgeball Teens); Mark Waid (All-New, All-Different Avengers); Michael Watkins (Pantha); Todd Webb (Mr. Toast Comics); Mark Wheatley (Doctor Who); Matt Wieringo (‘Ringo Scholarship Fund); Marcus Williams (Hero Cats); Rich Woodall (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl); Sasha Yosselani (Comic Art House); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony: Friends Forever).

“That’s a ton of grade-A comic talent,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re so excited to have old friends and new coming to the show this year, and we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface. We’ve already announced the return of CGC Grading to the 2016 show, and we’re working on many other aspects of the show already. It’s going to be a great year to come to the Baltimore Comic-Con!”

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

NE – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Join the UNO School of the Arts in welcoming graphic novel author and comic artist Gene Luen Yang to the UNO campus on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Yang has penned such beloved and critically acclaimed graphic novels as “American Born Chinese,” “Boxers & Saints,” and “Animal Crackers,” as well as working on popular comic series including “Superman” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Yang was also recently named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council.

Yang will be giving a lecture on his experiences, as well doing a Q & A session and book signing. Books and comics will be available for purchase, provided by Legend Comics and Coffee. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot T (lower level of East Parking Garage) beginning at 5:30 P.M.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jeremy Johnson.

This event is sponsored by the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media’s Cultural Enrichment Fund, which seeks to provide opportunities for UNO students to experience and engage with the arts. UNO is an AA/EEO /ADA institution. For questions, accommodations or assistance please call/contact Charlotte Russell, ADA/504 Coordinator (phone: 402.554.3490 or TTY 402.554.2978) or Anne Heimann, Director, Disability Services (phone: 402.554.2872).

University of Nebraska Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182

ON – Chester Brown Signing

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Cartoonist Chester Brown appears to discuss his new work on stage with Reverend Maggie Helwig and writer Alex Tigchelaar in what is sure to be a fascinating conversation at St. Stephen’s-In-The-Fields Church, at College and Bellvue Street. The event takes place Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm, and is free to the public to attend. Presented by The Beguiling.

The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A Comic­ Strip Memoir about being a John returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked ­about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work.

Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.

About Chester Brown:

Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award­-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at 23, and has been publishing with D+Q since 1991. He is the author of The Playboy, I Never Liked You, The Little Man, and Ed The Happy Clown. His latest publication is Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus. Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament twice as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.

St. Stephen-In-The-Fields Church
103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON, M5T 1P1
Canada

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment make their triumphant return to North Hollywood for the 2nd ANNUAL BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 7, 2016, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Boom! and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, lots of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!

Scheduled to appear:
JOELLE JONES (Lady Killer, Superman: American Alien)
NICHOLAS MEYER (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
STEVE NILES (The October Faction, Monster and Madman)
JAMIE S. RICH (Lady Killer, Ares & Aphrodite)
CHRIS RYALL (Rom: Spaceknight, String Divers, Onyx)

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The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2555

Inaugural Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair

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Boston Comics Roundtable and the Cambridge Public Library present THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY COMIC ARTS FAIR (CCCAF) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Cambridge Public Library (Main Branch: Teen Room).

Admission is FREE!

Come learn about the wide range of independent comics being produced in Cambridge and the Boston area. From action, adventure, and humor, to graphic novels dealing with personal and political themes, comics today are going places they’ve never gone before. Since 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable has been at the center of the local comics scene, providing a venue for creators to meet, collaborate, publish, and grow as artists.

At CCCAF, members of the BCR will exhibit and sell their books and offer demonstrations and hands-on workshops for aspiring cartoonists of all ages and skill levels. High school art students from the area will also be on hand to share their comics creations with the public. Come join us!

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

CA – Superman: Before Truth Signing

000000-SUPERMAN-BEFORE-TRUTHWriter Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Avatar: The Last Airbender) appears at The Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign SUPERMAN: BEFORE TRUTH!

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A new era for the Man of Steel begins here—crafted by National Book Award nominee Gene Luen Yang. Superman is going through some changes. First, there’s his new “solar flare” power, which releases tremendous amounts of energy but leaves him functionally human—fragile, vulnerable, prone to hangovers—for 24 hours.

But an even bigger change is coming. A new company called Hordr has sprung up, and its business is secrets.

Join us for an epic evening with Gene Luen Yang for this special discussion and signing of Superman Vol 1. Before Truth.

This is a wristbanded event.

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase Superman Vol 1. Before Truth at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning April 16th at 9am

· Seating in the event space will be limited to the first 100 fanswho purchase Superman Vol 1. Before Truth
· Limit 1 wristband per book
· Check back for more details as they become available

For more information contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove at (323) 525-0270

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Molly and the Bear Signing

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Cartoonist Bob Scott appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM to sign his new book, Molly and the Bear. This is the first book of the popular syndicated comic strip created by Disney Animation artist Bob Scott, whose illustrious career has spanned over three decades and has included projects ranging from Warner Brother’s Bugs Bunny cartoons to Pixar’s The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

Daytona Beach Comic Convention washes in this Sunday!

daytonabeachccThis Sunday, March 20, 2016 will be the Daytona Beach Comic Convention. It will be held at the ICI Center Embry-Riddle, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114.
Admission is $5.00 (pay at the door).
Convention starts at 10 AM and runs till 4 PM.

 

Over 120 tables with vendors from all parts of Florida, SC., NC., and GA.
Vintage comics from the golden age to the present will be for sale. Toys, action figures, records, trade paperbacks, magazines and other collectibles will be available for purchase.
Random door prizes all day long. There will be a costume contest for all ages with $300.00 in prizes.

 

Have comics you want to get graded? CBCS will be set up at to take submissions.

 

Pod cast by Riley and Kimmy Show also The Super Radio Bros will be there.

 

Meet actor Joel Wynkoop(King of the B movies), actress Cathy Wynkoop, actor Tom Antalek , also Eric and Patty Woller of Vicious Collectibles.

 

Meet artist and writers. Marvel/DC artist Jim Fern, Captain Cartoon Dick Kulpa, artist Tim Tyler, artist Jeff Whiting, writer Roland Mann, writer/creator Barry Gregory, author Joe Lovece, artist/designer George Moss, Illustrator Humphrey Ching, writer John Crowther, artist Josh Rudloff, creator/artist Martin Dunn and the guys from Monster Kid Studios.

 

More info at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daytona-Beach-Comic-Book-Convention/109085789161874
Web site is http://daytonabeachcomicconvention.com

FL – Rosalie Lightning Signing

00000000-Rosalie-LightningTOM HART, graphic novelist and author of the gorgeous memoir ROSALIE LIGHTNING, signs at Inkwood Books on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

About Rosalie Lightning:
ROSALIE LIGHTNING is Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart’s #1 New York Times bestselling touching and beautiful graphic memoir about the untimely death of his young daughter, Rosalie. His heart-breaking and emotional illustrations strike readers to the core, and take them along his family’s journey through loss. Hart uses the graphic form to articulate his and his wife’s on-going search for meaning in the aftermath of Rosalie’s death, exploring themes of grief, hopelessness, rebirth, and eventually finding hope again. Hart creatively portrays the solace he discovers in nature, philosophy, great works of literature, and art across all mediums in this expressively honest and loving tribute to his baby girl. Rosalie Lighting is a graphic masterpiece chronicling a father’s undying love.

About Tom Hart:
Tom Hart is a cartoonist and the Executive Director of The Sequential Artists Workshop, a school and arts organization in Gainesville, Florida. He is the creator of the Hutch Owen series of graphic novels and books, and has been nominated for all the major industry awards. He has been called “One of my favorite cartoonists of the decade” by Scott McCloud. His daily Hutch Owen comic strip ran for 2 years in newspapers in New York and Boston. He was a core instructor at New York City’s School of Visual Arts for 10 years, teaching cartooning to undergraduates, and has conducted week-long workshops from Maine to Hawaii. His Daddy Lightning was published in March 2012 from Retrofit, and Let’s Get Furious, a 380-page new Hutch Owen digital collection for tablets, is available from Top Shelf. He also teaches sequential art in the School of Art and Art History at UF.

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Inkwood Books
216 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, Florida 33609
(813) 253-2638

Walking Dead roams into MegaCon!

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Look who just wandered into camp!

Meet The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Lennie James, & Tom Payne at MegaCon!

For more information on MegaCon visit http://megaconvention.com

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