CA – Hilo #4: Waking the Monsters Signing

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Hicklebee’s Bookstore on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM to sign HILO: Waking the Monsters!

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Hicklebee’s Bookstore
1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 292-8880

MA – Cartoon County Signing

Cullen Murphy appears at Annie’s Book Stop on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM to present and sign CARTOON COUNTY.

Cullen’s latest book is a historical look at the Golden Age of comic strips, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators told through the iconic art and the relationship between a father and son.

Cullen Murphy is the editor at large at Vanity Fair and the former managing editor of The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of The Word According to Eve, Just Curious, and God’s Jury. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

In the southwestern corner of Connecticut, there was a bit of bohemia where many of the nation’s top cartoonists and illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another. Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt in the heart of this artistic milieu, which included the creators of 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 brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father, an extraordinarily talented and generous man who had been trained by Norman Rockwell. The book gives a glimpse into a very special community—and of an America that used to be.

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Annie’s Book Stop
65 James St, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 796-5613

FL – Franco Signing

FRANCO appears at Gods & Monsters on Thursday, December 28th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM for a comic book signing!

Franco Aureliani is an American comic book writer/artist, best known for writing the multi-award-winning, DC Comics series, Tiny Titans. He and longtime writing partner and friend, Art Baltazar, also work together on DC Comics, Superman Family Adventures, Dark Horse Comics children’s series Itty Bitty Hellboy, Action Cat, and his Patrick The Wolf Boy series. They also own Aw Yeah Comics! Stores and Publishing together, producing their own line of popular children’s comics.

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Gods & Monsters
5421 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 270-6273

MA – FNC Holiday Signing

Peter Simeti, Cody SousaBen Goldsmith, Mike Doherty, and Don Mathias sign at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, December 16th from 1-5pm!

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

MoCCA Arts Festival 2018 Now Accepting Applications To Table

Table applications are now open for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival! Exhibitors are restricted to comic and cartoon artists and their representatives. This includes: Artists of creator-owned comics, publishers, and writers, selling only comic/cartoon art, comics and graphic novels. Exhibitors must display published material (self-published accepted) to be eligible.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education.

The 2018 Fest will take place on April 7th and 8th, 2018. Applications to table at the Fest are now open through December 31st. Click here to apply!

Stan Lee Returns to Silicon Valley Comic Con 2018

The man, the myth, the legend. Making his grand return to Silicon Valley Comic Con we are very excited to announce our first guest… STAN LEE!

Stan Lee is an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was formerly executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Avengers, Black Panther,  the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Thor, the X-Men, and many other fictional characters, introducing a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he challenged the comics’ industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to it updating its policies. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

He has had cameo appearances in many Marvel film and television projects. A few of these appearances are self-aware and sometimes reference Lee’s involvement in the creation of certain characters.

On 16 July 2017, Lee was named a Disney Legend, a hall of fame program that recognizes individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

Other guests for the 2018 convention include: Sean Astin, Jewel Staite, Matthew Lewis, Jim Shooter, Simon Bisley, Coop, Glenn Fabry, Andy Weir

For tickets and information go to SVComicCon.com

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CA – Avatar: The Last Airbender Signing

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM for a signing!

About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-985-7481

ON – Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017

Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Nicholas Gurewitch appear at No One Writes to the Colonel for the Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017 on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM.

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No One Writes to the Colonel
460 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A1
416-551-7647

 

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

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