KISS LEGEND RETURNS after a 22 year hiatus from the public eye!

The one and only VINNIE VINCENT joins us at Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance.

VINNIE VINCENT is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS! VINNIE performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge”

Soon after, VINNIE went on to form the self-titled band “Vinnie Vincent Invasion” and released two albums. Horror fans may remember one of his hits “Love Kills” off the soundtrack for “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”. In the video for the song, Vinnie wears the trademark Freddy glove, sweater, and hat. He also performed with Freddy in an MTV special.

VINNIE VINCENT will be at Spooky Empire all weekend long at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, April 6-8. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your hands, this doesn’t happen every day!

PHOTO OPS are on sale NOW and they will sell out. Make sure to reserve your spot today at www.spookyempire.com/autograph-tickets/

Advance Tickets, VIP Packages and hotel reservations are available now at www.spookyempire.com

CA – Liz Climo Signing

Cartoonist Liz Climo appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign her latest book CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE SCRATCH MY BACK?

Persnickety Elephant has an itch–a big one–and he can’t reach it! While he isn’t above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task. Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator… well, Elephant isn’t sure he wants his assistance. Does Elephant have to do everything himself?

Jory John’s signature deadpan humor pairs perfectly with Liz Climo’s oh-so-innocent-looking animals to create a slyly ironic read-aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches.

Liz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She is the author of Rory the Dinosaur, The Little World of Liz Climo, and Lobster is the Best Medicine.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

NC Comicon: Oak City 2018 is Less Than One Month Away

Press Release:

NC COMICON OAK CITY is less than a month away at the Raleigh Convention Center on March 17th and 18th! Get Comic Con tickets at Ultimate Comics now or at nccomicon.com/oak-city/tickets

Need a little incentive to buy those Oak City tickets? How about a guest list that includes:

  • Art Baltazar
  • Ben Bishop
  • Cap Blackard
  • Erik Burnham
  • Greg Burnham
  • Richard Case
  • Jen Cohn
  • Jackie Craft
  • Shane Davis
  • James “Buster” Douglas
  • Kevin Eastman
  • Tommy Lee Edwards
  • Tom Fleming
  • Franco
  • Chris Giarrusso
  • Brandon Graham
  • Brenda Hickey
  • Tini Howard
  • Adam Hughes
  • Orlando Jones
  • RJ Marchese
  • Bill McKay
  • Scott Reintgen
  • Rico Renzi
  • Geoff Shaw
  • Louise Simonson
  • Walter Simonson
  • Chris Sims
  • Brian Smith
  • Allison Sohn
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Tom Waltz
  • Jeremy Whitley
  • Marcus Williams
  • Matt D. Wilson

Not enough for you? Good! We have a bunch more amazing guests lined up! We have writers, artists, handcrafters, publishers, and even clubs/organizations – in addition to an amazing array of vendors!

With a Focus on Comic Books, NC Comicon: Oak City keeps ticket prices as affordable as possible so everyone can attend. We are also a bit different as we are locally owned and operated by a comic book retailer, a comic book artist, a comic book writer ,and a comic book fan! This gives us a very unique perspective on how to run a comic book convention.

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IL – Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too Signing

Jonny Sun appears at Anderson’s Books on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm for a signing.

everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien–based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.

Here is the unforgettable story of Jomny, a lonely alien who, for the first time ever, finds a home on our planet after learning that earthlings can feel lonely too. Jomny finds friendship in a bear tired of other creatures running away in fear, an egg struggling to decide what to hatch into, an owl working its way to being wise, a tree feeling stuck in one place, a tadpole coming to terms with turning into a frog, a dying ghost, a puppy unable to express itself, and many more.

Through this story of a lost, lonely and confused alien finding friendship, acceptance, and love among the creatures of Earth, we will all learn how to be a little more human. And for all of us earth-bound creatures here on this planet, we can all be reminded that sometimes, it takes an outsider to help us see ourselves for who we truly are.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
26 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 582-6353

OR – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

From a young Brooklyn-based cartoonist/illustrator comes a comic strip about finding laughter in an introvert’s world that is quirky, odd, and sometimes embarrassing. Sarah Andersen valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Her new book, Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection (Andrews McMeel), is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

Sweet Christmas!

Marvel’s Luke Cage Is Coming To The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!

We are pleased to announce Mike Colter will be appearing Saturday and Sunday at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con 2018!

Show Information and Tickets – www.PhiladelphiaComicCon.com

MoCCA Arts Festival Announces the 2018 Awards of Excellence Jury

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce that Felipe Galindo, Ananth Hirsh, Anne Ishii, Kate Lacour, and Alitha Martinez will form the jury for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence. These awards will recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival. Categories include Short Form and Long Form books, Single Image cartoons and comics, and Special Format works. The 2018 Awards of Excellence is Chaired by Jason Little, and Co-Chaired by Maëlle Doliveux.

The competition is open to artists tabling at the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival. Judging of the Awards of Excellence will happen on Saturday, April 7th. Judges will convene and discuss each of their favorites based on submissions they will have received in February, ultimately deciding on a gold medal and two silver medals per category. Artists winning this award will be acknowledged with a special medal and financial award, The M. Prize, given in memory of Timothy Patrick Moynihan. This award has been made possible through the generosity of friends and family of Timothy Patrick Moynihan.

About the Judges:

Felipe Galindo
Galindo (aka Feggo) creates humorous art in a variety of media, including cartoons, illustrations, animations, fine art and public art. Galindo has received awards for his cartoons in Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Mexico and the United Nations. He designed four public artworks fabricated in glass at the 231 St. subway station for the Metropolitan Transit Authority. His the creator of the celebrated project Manhatitlan (Pinto Books, 2010), a story about the intertwining of Mexican and American cultures in New York, and he is the author of the cartoon collection No Man Is a Desert Island (Pinto Books, 2012). His client list includes The New Yorker, Nickelodeon,The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Mad, Manhattan Times, among others.

Ananth Hirsh
Writer Hirsh is best known for his collaboration with illustrator Yuko Ota on the webcomic Johnny Wander, a sometimes autobiographical series detailing the lives of the creators and friends. Johnny Wander Vol. 1: Don’t Burn the House Down was published in 2010, with follow-up titles Johnny Wander Vol. 2: Escape to New York and Johnny Wander Vol. 3: Ballad of Laundry Cat published shortly thereafter. A collection of the webcomics titled Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us was released by Oni Press in April, 2017. The duo’s other titles include Lucky Penny, another Oni Press publication. Hirsh’s client list includes work for BOOM!, Dark Horse, Lerner Publishing, Red5, and more. The duo’s latest project, Barbarous, can be viewed on their website.

Anne Ishii
Ishii is a writer, translator, editor, and founder of Massive Goods (purveyors of gay manga and apparel). She produced the book The Passion of Gengorah Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Fiction (Picturebox Inc.), as well as Massive: Gay Japanese Manga and the Men Who Make It (Fantagraphics), edited alongside Graham Kolbeins and Chip Kidd. She is also the editor of various web projects. She has worked on over fifty books and writes regularly for major publications including The Comics Journal, Racked, The Japan Times, Publishers Weekly, Village Voice, among others

Kate Lacour
Lacour is a comic artist and art therapist based in New Orleans. Her comics and art focus on anatomy, science and transcendence. Her work Vivisectionary won a MoCCA Arts Festival Award of Excellence in 2016. Vivisectionary and her other work, The Disciple, are published by Study Group, a publisher of mini-comics and periodicals as well as host to a selection of webcomics. Lacour is the co-founder of NOLArts Learning Center, a not-for-profit organization helping to create a space for young people with autism and other special needs within the community through creative projects.

Alitha Martinez
Comic book artist Martinez has created art for industry companies like Marvel, DC, Archie and Papercutz. She created the art for the comic series World of Wakanda, a spin-off from Marvel’s Black Panther. She is also widely known for her work drawing Marvel’s Iron Man, NBC’s Heroes, and DC’s Batgirl. In addition, Martinez has created the art for younger reader and teens for Graphic Universe including Kung Fu Masters, The Quest for Dragon Mountain, and My Boyfriend is a Monster #3:My Boyfriend Bites. In 2007, Martinez established Ariotstorm Productions and began producing her own titles including Yume and Ever, and Foreign.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

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 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7-8th, 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

 

Pee Wee at MegaCon!

Get Set for a Big Adventure!

Paul Reubens created the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre in 1981. It moved to the Roxy on Sunset Strip, and HBO’s production of the show introduced Pee-wee Herman to a national audience.

Pee-wee was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which Paul Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton’s directorial debut. Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning twice.

Paul Reubens has also starred in many diverse, non-Pee-wee film and television roles. He recently appeared as Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin’s father on Gotham. Other TV credits include: The Blacklist, Portlandia, 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, Reno 911 and Everybody Loves Raymond.

For more information on MegaCon visit HERE!

TERRIFICON welcomes artist RYAN STEGMAN!

TERRIFICON welcomes artist RYAN STEGMAN to its Terrific Comic Con at Mohegan Sun in the all-new, giant-sized EXPO CENTER on August 17-19, 2018!

Ryan’s credits include The Amazing Spider-Man (comic book), The Superior Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Avengers and Inhumans. He is providing art for Marvel Comics’s Venom Inc! And beginning in May, Ryan and writer Donny Cates will be taking on Venom.

Tickets and Exhibitor Spaces on sale NOW: http://www.terrificon.com/comic-con-tickets.html

ZOINKS!! You’re going to “Scream” for this next guest announcement from Spooky Empire!

MATTHEW LILLARD will appear at Spooky Empire this April 6-8, 2018 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort!

MATTHEW LILLARD has an amazing lineup of films including of course “Scream”, “Serial Mom”, “Thir13en Ghosts”, “Hackers”, “SLC Punk!”, “Wicker Park”, “Without a Paddle”, “She’s All That” and of course as the iconic character and voice of SHAGGY in the the “Scooby Doo” movies. He has continued on as the voice of Shaggy in “Scooby Doo Mystery Inc” series and all movies and videos, including “Scooby Doo Meets Kiss” and “Lego Scooby Doo”.

This is one event you don’t want to miss! Reserve your rooms, VIP Packages, and advance tickets today at www.spookyempire.com!

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