IL – Mister Miracle #1: Director’s Cut Signing

Artist Mike Norton (Revival, BattlePug, Lil Donnie, Young Justice) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign the MISTER MIRACLE #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

NJ – Bingo Love Presentation

Tee Franklin, the creator and writer of Bingo Love, appears at the Summit Free Public Library on Tuesday, February 13th at 12:30 PM to speak with teens about her new book. Click here to register…

ABOUT THE BOOK: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.

Summit Free Public Library
75 Maple St, Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-0350

MA – Is This Guy For Real? Signing

Cartoonist Box Brown appears on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Porter Square Books to present and sign IS THIS GUY FOR REAL?

About the book:
Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive – a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in. Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

UT – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett, creator/writer of B.E.K. (Black Eyed Kids), appears from 4:00 till 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 27th at The Nerd Store.

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock Comics. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

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The Nerd Store
3601 South 2700 West, West Valley City, UT 84119
(801) 964-4776

TN – Elephantmen #80 Signing

Richard Starkings, the writer/creator of Elephantmen, appears at B & M Amusement on Wednesday, January 31st for the release of Elephantmen #80! Be sure to swing by on between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM!

Not only is Richard the writer/creator of Elephantmen, but he is also a critically acclaimed lettering artist and founder of Comicraft! He has worked on many classics like Batman: The Killing Joke, Long Halloween, and many more!

B & M Amusement
5036 Highway 58, Ste B, Chattanooga, TN 37416-1843
(423) 490-1162

NYC – Why Comics? Signing

Hillary Chute and New Yorker writer Sarah Larson appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM to discuss Chute’s new book, Why Comics? and the answers to other key questions it raises: What is the essence of comics’ appeal? What does this art form do that others can’t?

Why Comics? explores how comics represents ten major themes—disaster, superheroes, sex, the suburbs, cities, punk, illness and disability, girls, war, and queerness—unpacking the unique storytelling capacity of the form. Chute delves into the fascinating careers of famous comic artists, featuring over 100 full-color reproductions of essential pages and panels, including some never-before- reprinted images from comics legends.

A book signing and reception will follow the presentation.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

MA – Maynard Library Comics Workshop

Cartoonists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb appear at the Maynard Public Library on Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 PM as part of their 2nd annual comic convention.

Shelli Paroline escaped early on into the world of cartoons and science fiction, and from there launched into creating comics. She and her husband Braden Lamb form an Eisner Award-winning art team, collaborating on such series as the Adventure Time comics and The Midas Flesh. Their most recent work is Making Scents, a graphic novel for kids.

Maynard Public Library
77 Nason Street, Maynard, MA 01754

NYC – Tempests and Slaughter Signing

Author Tamora Pierce appears at Barnes & Noble for a signing of her new novel Tempests and Slaughter on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM.

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting trouble. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram realizes that one day –soon–he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

In the Numair Chronicles, readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalin came to Tortall. Newcomers will discover an unforgettable fantasy adventure where a kingdom’s future rests on the shoulders of a talented young man with a knack for making vicious enemies.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

Hideyuki Tomioka & Katsuyuki Sumizawa Appear at Anime Boston 2018

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced its third round of Japanese guests of honor today.  Senior Managing Director of SUNRISE Inc. Hideyuki Tomioka and Screenwriter Katsuyuki Sumizawa will be appearing at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 30 through April 1, 2018.

Hideyuki Tomioka joined SUNRISE to help with the production of Fang of the Sun Dougram as a part-timer.

He was the producer for many popular shows, including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, After War Gundam X, INUYASHA, and STEAMBOY.

“We are extremely pleased to host Hideyuki Tomioka at Anime Boston. His credits include some of my personal favorites, such as Inuyasha, Turn A Gundam, and Steamboy,” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman.  “However, for Anime Boston, his most important credit may be Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, since our first convention, in 2003, featured the English voice actors of all five Gundam pilots!”

Katsuyuki Sumizawa is an anime screenwriter and novelist. He has worked on various shows, including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, Yu Yu Hakusho, Macross 7, Inuyasha, and Naruto.  He also penned the novel Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Frozen Teardrop.

Victor Lee added, “Katsuyuki Sumizawa has written scripts for some of the top titles over the last 20 years, including Dragonball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Inuyasha, Macross 7, Naruto and, of course, Sailor Moon. His writing has influenced how we see anime in the West. Getting the opportunity to ask about the creative process is always a treat!”

Previously announced guests include FLOW, Asaka, Greg Ayres, and Monica Rial.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 26,000 attendees in 2017, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2018 is scheduled for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Cleveland in 2018

 

 

Press Release:

Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Cleveland

Iconic Creator To Make Special Appearances At America’s Center Feb. 3-4, Huntington Convention Center Of Cleveland March 3-4

Stan_Lee-333.jpgST. LOUIS and CLEVELAND, January 18, 2018 – Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, and Cleveland, March 3-4. The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday appearances in both cities.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, X-Men™, The Fantastic Four™, Iron Man,™ and hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man™ as a newspaper strip which became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips having appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics.

“There is no bigger name in the comics world than Stan Lee, and we couldn’t be happier to have him back at two of our upcoming shows,” said John D. Maatta,
Wizard World CEO. “It is truly an experience for fans to meet this legend who has made everything in the industry possible.”

Lee was a big hit at the most recent Wizard World event, January 5-7 in New Orleans.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is set for February 2-4 at America’s Center, and Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland is scheduled for March 2-4 at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World St. Louis, visit http://wizd.me/StLouisPR ; for Cleveland visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

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