CA – Molly and the Bear Signing

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Cartoonist Bob Scott appears at Trickster on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM to sign the brand new bound version of his popular webcomic, Molly and the Bear!

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Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

CA – The Coming of the Supermen Signing

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Meet comics legend Neal Adams, creator of Batman villain RA’S AL GHUL, X-Man HAVOK, Arrow villain Merlyn, Green Lantern JOHN STEWART, Batman character MAN-BAT, and countless others, at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, March 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! Neal is also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com And Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal recently drew an eight page story in Batman: Black & White #1.

Neal is currently working on a Superman series for DC Comics.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

NYC – Bill Griffith: A–Z

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Cartoonist Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead) appears with Art Spiegelman (MAUS) to speak at Columbia University on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:30 PM!

Columbia University – Butler Library
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7309

FL – ‘Tooning into Election 2016

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Jim Morin, Joel Pett, Steve Benson, Ann Telnaes, and Paul Szep appear at Books & Books on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Press Release:

In celebration of the Pulitzer Prize centennial year, and in the lead-up to election 2016, five Prize-winning editorial cartoonists will be in Miami on March 11 and 12 to discuss and illustrate the provocative art of editorial cartooning. Political cartoons serve to catalyze debate and examine issues through critical commentary; it has been said that editorial cartoonists throw the first punch in the barroom of democracy and then stand back and watch everyone else join in.

Jim Morin of the Miami Herald will join Joel Pett of the Lexington Herald Leader, Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic, Ann Telnaes of The Washington Post and Paul Szep, formerly of the Boston Globe, in a panel discussion followed by live ‘tooning on the upcoming election, inspired by the “passions and interest of the masses” – in this case, the audience.

Sponsored by McClatchy Foundation, the Miami Herald, WLRN, Miami Dade College, Books & Books, and encouraged by the Pulitzer Prizes.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.442.4408

Artists Rudy Nebres & Reilly Brown Appear at Comic Art Con

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The next Comic Art Con is just one month away and will be held on Sunday, April 3, at the Clarion Empire Meadowlands Hotel in Secaucus, NJ. Admission is only $10 and children under 12 are free! Show hours are 10:00 – 4:00 so be sure to arrive early and plan on spending the day. Parking is free and yes, the parking structure has been repaired so there will be plenty of on site parking and no need for the shuttle!

Now in its eighth year, Comic Art Con will once again be in the hotel’s massive 5000 square foot main ballroom. As usual, the sold out room will have 45 tables jammed packed with original comic book art from the biggest names in the hobby!

Vendors: Anthony Snyder, Bechara Maalouf, Will Gabri-EL, Frank Giella, Hans Kosenkranius, Jim Warden, Rich Donnelly, Albert Moy, Brad the Savage, Scott Eder, Mike Burkey, Dan Jerome, Zaddick Longenbach, ComicLink, ComicConnect, Tedd Kessler, Gene Park, Hake’s Americana

Guest Artist: Rudy Nebres is a Filipino comics artist who has worked mostly as an inker in the American comic book industry. Known for his lush, detailed inklines, Nebres’ most prolific period was in the late 1970s and the 1980s on titles including Doctor Strange, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, and Savage Sword of Conan.

Also appearing will be Deadpool artist Reilly Brown! Mr. Brown will be appearing courtesy of his representative Anthony Snyder so be sure to stop by and see him at Anthony’s booth. For any questions regarding Mr. Brown, including purchasing published works and commissions, please contact Anthony Snyder through his website www.anthonyscomicbookart.com

Robert Wayne Dennis of Comic Art Restoration Services will also be setting up. Mr. Dennis is an expert in the area of comic art restoration, and text & logo stat reproduction and has years of experience in stat reproduction, cleaning, tape removal, tear seals, glue residue removal, and image reconstruction. If you have any questions in advance of the show, you can call him at (903)513-1326 or email him at agraphicstateofmind@gmail.com . Robert can quote you a price on the spot and he will be accepting comic art in person at the show.

A few tables are available! We get contacted in the days and weeks before every event requesting tables but unfortunately we rarely have them as there is never any turnover from our existing vendors. For the first time we are offering a handful of tables in the lobby / staging area. These tables are outside the main ballroomand adjacent to where you check in. Cost is $150 and will be sold on a first come first serve basis with immediate payment required.

For more information please go to www.comicartshowcase.com or email us directly at dgallo1291@aol.com

Click the link to view photos from a previous show!

PA – Zippy the Pinhead Signing

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Cartoonist Bill Griffith appears at the Toonseum on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM!

Press Release:

Underground comics legend Bill Griffith is the creator of the counterculture icon Zippy the Pinhead, who has appeared in print for more than four decades. During this visit to the ToonSeum, Griffith discusses all things Zippy!

From the creation of the character to how Zippy has become a pop culture fixture “Are we having fun yet?” This non sequitur utterance by the clown-suited philosopher/media star Zippy the has become so oft-quoted that it is now in Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. Zippy has in fact become an international icon, even appearing on the (former) Berlin Wall.

Griffith began his comics career in New York City in 1969. His first strips were published in the East Village Other and Screw Magazine and featured an angry amphibian named Mr. The Toad.

He ventured to San Francisco in 1970 to join the burgeoning underground comics movement and made his home there until 1998. His first major comic book titles included Tales of Toad and Young Lust, a best-selling series parodying romance comics of the time. The first Zippy strip appeared in Real Pulp #1 (Print Mint) in 1970. The strip went weekly in 1976, first in the Berkeley Barb and then syndicated nationally through Rip Off Press. In 1980 weekly syndication was taken over by Zipsynd (later Pinhead Productions), owned and operated by the artist.

Zippy also appeared in the pages of the National Lampoon and High Times from 1977 to 1984. In 1985 the San Francisco Examiner asked Griffith to do Zippy six days a week, and in 1986 he was approached by King Features Syndicate to take the daily strip to a national audience.Sunday color strips began running in 1990.

Today Zippy appears in over 200 newspapers worldwide. There have been over a dozen paperback collections of Griffith’s work and numerous comic book and magazine appearances, both here and abroad. Griffith’s Zippy strip is the only Alt Weekly comic to have migrated to daily newspaper syndication and has been running in papers for more than 30 years.

Meet & Greet / Signing
Mr. Griffith will have books to sell and sign after his presentation. To allow everyone get some time with Bill, we need to limit the number of signed items to two (2) items per person. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

Toonseum
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-232-0199

CA – Usagi Yojimbo Signing

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Award-winning cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of the Eisner-winning graphic novel series Usagi Yojimbo, appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM to speak about his work and sign books.

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.

Sakai will appear alongside Julie Fujii with whom he recently collaborated on a piece about Charlie Brown in Japan for the new Peanuts Tribute book.

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

VT – The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny Signing

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Cartoonist James Kochalka appears at Phoenix Books on Saturday, March 19th at 3:00 PM to celebrate the launch of The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Kochalka is the author and illustrator of several beloved children’s book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher, the second installment of which won an Eisner Award in 2012. His comics for adults have won four Ignatz Awards and a Harvey Award. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. In addition to drawing comics he designs video games (Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork).

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Glorkian Warrior is back, and we are sincerely sorry.
In volume 3 of James Kochalka’s off-kilter science fiction series for young readers, the eponymous hapless space adventurer is joined by three horribly annoying little kids. Everything is terrible, and nothing is okay.

Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s a really great mustache. And a valiant cup of coffee. And a truly dastardly villain. And the Glorkian SuperGrandma even makes an appearance!

With gorgeous, lively illustrations and super silly humor, this third volume in the Glorkian Warrior series is jam-packed with extra-gross gross-out humor and ludicrously bad decisions. Obviously, it’s the best yet.

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Phoenix Books
191 Bank St, Burlington, VT 05401
802.448.3350

MegaCon celebrates 50 years of Star Trek

Star Trek 50_MegaconJoin us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with a Captain & his crew!

William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, & George Takei join the MegaCon lineup!

For more information on MegaCon site the website!

Spooky Empire Retro gets Weird!

Spooky empire Hall and SmithMichael Anthony Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith Reunite for Weird Science!

Iconic actor ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL may best be remembered for some of the our favorite John Hughes films including “Sixteen Candles”, “Breakfast Club” and “Weird Science”, but his career continued on with unending list of memorable roles and films including “National Lampoons Vacation”, Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands”, “The Dark Knight”, “Johnny Be Good” with Robert Downey Jr, who also joined him in the cast of “Saturday Night Live”. More recently he starred in the Stephen King reboot series “The Dead Zone”, “Warehouse 13” and “Z Nation”.
He has starred in the film “Foxcatcher” with Steve Carell and is currently working on the film “War Machine” with costar Brad Pitt.

ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH co-starred alongside Hall “Gary” in the hit 80’s John Hughes film “Weird Science” as “Wyatt”. He also appeared in the Cameron Crowe film “The Wild Life”, “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “The Chocolate War” and the TV series “Superboy”.

Don’t miss out on your chance to meet ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH and ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL together!! at Spooky Empire this April 1-3rd at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can. Rooms are almost sold out, and our special rate ends March 8th, so book now, no deposit necessary!

For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

 

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