MI – Lumberjanes Signing

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Artist Carolyn Nowak appears at Vault of Midnight on  Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm to sign LUMBERJANES!

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Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

TN – Snuffy Smith Signings

Press Release:

snuffyBarney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, is a special guest at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s 25th Annual WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK™.

Wilderness Wildlife Week is the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience! This series of free activities over eight days is designed to connect Pigeon Forge visitors with the great outdoors.

Throughout the week, visitors learn from experts who share their knowledge of the outdoors during more than dozens of seminars, lectures and hands-on workshops. Wilderness Wildlife Week offers activities for all ages and brings thousands of nature lovers to Pigeon Forge each year.

King Features cartoonist John Rose will be at this year’s event Saturday, January 24th through Monday, January 26th conducting a Snuffy Smith Cartooning Chalk Talk and a Children’s Cartooning Workshop. He will also be signing copies of his book, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith, all three days. His schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

4:30 – 5:30 PM: A Bodacious Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk: John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Cartoonist

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1:00-2:00 PM: Bodacious Cartooning for Kids Workshop: John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
*Must pre-register at Information Desk, Limit 100. Remember to bring paper and pencils!

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

MD – The Craft and Business of Webcomics

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Danielle Corsetto, creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, appears on Tuesday February 17, 2015 **Monday February 23, 2015** at 4:30 PM.

A story about twenty-something BFFs Jamie and Hazel, Girls With Slingshots has an expansive cast of their friends, including a talking cactus and a ghost cat (among other oddities). The slice-of-life dramedy revolves around topics of love, booze, sex, relationships, careers, living with your parents, and the worthlessness of an English degree. Corsetto also has written three Adventure Time OGNs published by BOOM! Studios, and created the strip “The New Adventures of Bat Boy” for the Weekly World News. She lives in the charming town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia with two cats and a rotating cast of vagrant friends in a big 18th century house filled with houseplants and containers of loose tea.

Rose O’Neill Literary House – Washington College
300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

WI – Neal Adams Signing

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Comics Legend Neal Adams appears on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Powers Comics. First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are 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 just did an 8-page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

Neal is currently working on a Superman Series for DC Comics

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Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

UT – Neal Adams Signing

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Press Release:

Dr. Volt’s is proud to announce that legendary artist Neal Adams will be signing in store Wednesday, January 28 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The first autograph is free, (Additional autographs are $10each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! He is also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams.

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Dr. Volt’s Comics
2043 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 485-6114

UK – Liz Prince Signing

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Cartoonist Liz Prince appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday, February 7th, at 5:30 PM to sign her two autobiographical comics released in 2014, Alone Forever and Tomboy, and a talk with the artist will follow at 7:30 PM. This is Liz’s first and only UK appearance, don’t miss it!

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

Shock Pop Comiccon introduces HUGE Cosplay contest

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Get ready for a new era in cosplay South Florida!

Shock Pop Comiccon presents to you the most prestigious, competitive, and professional cosplay event to ever take place in South Florida. Shock Pop Comiccon proudly presents, the South Florida Cosplay Championships. Featuring the largest payout for a cosplay event EVER in the history of South Florida conventions. With up to over $4,000 more in payout than any other event in South Florida. Honoring our tradition to do everything bigger and better than you have ever seen before in South Florida, let’s go ahead and tell you what this event is all about.

First off, the unique part about this event is, the prizing is tiered. Meaning, the more people who participate, the more we pay out. We start at a base payout for the first 100 participants, and raise the payout for every 99 people who join the event. Capping the increase at 600 participants. So tell all your friends about this, because the more people who show, the more money you make!

The cosplay event will take place on Saturday February 14th, and will consist of a pre judging estimated to take 3 hours, and main competitions which we are slating for 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be two separate sets of judges, one for the pre judging, and one for the main competition. We will be listing the judges shortly, as well as the times, we strongly suggest you register and get your admission now, we don’t expect spots for this to last very long.
In order to register for this event, you must
1) Purchase a Weekend pass or Saturday Admission
2) Fill out pre registration form, and send it to shockpopcosplay@gmail.com . The Form is available on our website.
3) Select free cosplay ticket on Eventbrite ticket registration page.

Also we can now announce that immediately following the cosplay event will be a live performance from V Is For Villains.

Categories we will be paying out for are

South Florida Cosplay Champion (Our Best in Show)
Comic Book Cosplay
Movie and T.V. Cosplay (Includes Horror)
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay
Video Games Cosplay
Group (Max 8 People)
Juniors (8-14 years old)
Rising Star

A couple quick notes!
We do not distinguish competitors based on skill level.
Newer cosplayers are welcome and encouraged. We have a Rising Star category which recognizes skilled cosplayers who are just beginning, and have the makings of becoming future Cosplay Champions.

So now, let’s get to the fun part!

Payout for 0-199 participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $800
Comic Book Cosplay $100
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $100
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $100
Video Games Cosplay $100
Group $100
Juniors (8-14 years old) $100
Rising Star $100

Payout for 200-299 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1300
Comic Book Cosplay $170
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $170
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $170
Video Games Cosplay $170
Group $170
Juniors (8-14 years old) $170
Rising Star $170

Payout for 300-399 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $1800
Comic Book Cosplay $240
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $240
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $240
Video Games Cosplay $240
Group $240
Juniors (8-14 years old) $240
Rising Star $240

Payout for 400-499 Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2300
Comic Book Cosplay $310
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $310
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $310
Video Games Cosplay $310
Group $310
Juniors (8-14 years old) $310
Rising Star $310

Payout for 500 to 599

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $2800
Comic Book Cosplay $385
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $385
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $385
Video Games Cosplay $385
Group $385
Juniors (8-14 years old) $385
Rising Star $385

Payout for 600 or More Participants

South Florida Cosplay Champion- $3300
Comic Book Cosplay $460
Movie and T.V. Cosplay $460
Anime & Fantasy Cosplay $460
Video Games Cosplay $460
Group $460
Juniors (8-14 years old) $460
Rising Star $460

WI – Munchkin #1 Signing

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Illustrator John Kovalic appears at Westfield Comics East on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign MUNCHKIN #1!

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Westfield Comics East
944 Williamson St Suite 3, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 663-5555

FL – Girls with Slingshots Signing

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Danielle Corsetto, creator of Girls with Slingshots, appears at Heroes Haven for a signing on Sunday January 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

ON – Art Spiegelman Lecture

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The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus, at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets for this event, which are $39 General Admission, $29 for Students, are now on sale at The Beguiling (in-store only). All tickets purchased at The Beguiling will entitle the purchaser to $10 off the regular price of Spiegelman’s newest book, CO-MIX, an important and gorgeous career retrospective. Valid only at time of ticket purchase. Valid student I.D. required for Student Ticket pricing.

About This Event:

Art Spiegelman’s comics are best known for their shifting cartoon styles and sometimes controversial contents. In his talk What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?, Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. In our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for “comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.” Presented by The Koffler Centre kofflerarts.org.

About Art Spiegelman in Toronto:
This December, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will pay homage to Art Spiegelman with an exhibition highlighting the breadth of his career. Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective opens at the AGO on December 20, 2014, and runs to March 14, 2015. Embracing the belief that comics are a medium for personal expression, Spiegelman once noted, “Spiegel means mirror in German, so what sounds like one more Jewish name co-mixes languages to form a sentence: Art mirrors man.” Spiegelman has drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources in his work including politics, the Holocaust, Cubism and hard-boiled detective fiction. Maus, a two-volume graphic novel that recounts his parents’ life in Nazi-occupied Poland and later at Auschwitz, was the first and only work of its genre to win the Pulitzer Prize, in 1992. The AGO’s presentation of Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective will display original manuscripts of Maus, rarely seen due to their fragility. The exhibition also features 300 works on paper ranging from trading cards to magazine covers. For more information, please visit ago.net.

About Art Spiegelman:
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the bookshelves. As part of the underground comix subculture of the 60s and 70s, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids; in 1980 he foundedRAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine; and in 1992 won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus – which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America. In 2004, Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers was selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People; and in 2006 was named to the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2007, and in 2008 played himself on an episode of The Simpsons.

Spiegelman won the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2011, marking only the third time an American has received the honor. The honor also included a retrospective exhibition of his artwork, shown in the Pompidou Center and traveled to the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum in NYC, and the last stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3

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