Michael Aushenker, Lucky Lehrer, Steve Kriozere, and Marty Davis sign at Meltdown Comics at Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
MICHAEL AUSHENKER is the cartoonist behind “Trolls,” a workplace comedy set at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (“Trolls” is lingo for “air traffic controllers”). He also edited/contributed to “The New Adventures of the Human Fly,” a recent revival of the ’70s Marvel Comics series, and has written “Bart Simpson” (Bongo), “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey” (Gumby Comics) and various Rock ‘N’ Roll Biographical Comics (“Slayer,” “Exodus,” “Judas Priest”).
LUCKY LEHRER is the founding drummer of seminal L.A. punk band The Circle Jerks (on their classic albums “Group Sex” and “Wild in the Streets”) and a pioneer of the hardcore drumming style. He also wrote the foreword for “Trolls.”
STEVE KRIOZERE is the L.A.-based writer behind the AiT/PlanetLar graphic novel “Elvis Van Helsing.” He also took part as a writer on “The New Adventures of the Human Fly.” He currently writes on the new TNT series “Agent X.”
MARTY DAVIS is an Irvine-based comic book creator and the Annie-winning video game animator behind THQ’s “Ratatouille” game for Disney/Pixar. He wrote and drew the chapter on punk band Black Flag appears in Bloomsbury Press’s “How to Write About Music: A Compilation of the Best Music Writing from the 33 & 1/3 Series.” He is currently prepping the graphic novel “FUME!”
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Billy Tucci, creator of SHI, appears at Mike’s Comics on Friday November 27, 2015 as part of their Black Friday festivities!
8110 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32809
Join us in welcoming the Lovely Ladies of Animation to the Disneyland® Resort! Lorelay Bové, Mingjue Helen Chen, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Brittney Lee and Victoria Ying will be on hand for a special book signing December 5, 2015 at WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney® District from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by to pick up a copy of the book and take a look at some of their latest artwork.
About The Artists:
Lorelay Bové: As part of a family of gifted artists (her father is renowned painter Quim Bové) art has always been a way of life for Lorelay Bové, who was raised in the Principality of Andorra, Spain. Educated at the prestigious California Institute for the Arts, a school founded by Walt Disney to foster young creative talent, this exciting young artist has made an impact on the art and animation world almost immediately upon her arrival. After making her entry into the animation industry as an art intern at Pixar Animation Studios, Lorelay quickly transitioned into her current role as a Visual Development Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. As a visual development artist for Disney, Lorelay’s conceptual artwork has been extremely influential in the visual direction of films such as: The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck-it Ralph, Big Hero 6, and the Frozen Fever short. Currently she is working on Disney’s upcoming film Gigantic as an art director.
Mingjue Helen Chen is an Art Director and Illustrator currently based in Los Angeles. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2010 and has since contributed to many notable film projects, which include: Frankenweenie, Paperman, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. In addition, she has also contributed to several comic book titles including DC Comics’s Gotham Academy, Batgirl, and Marvel’s Sinister Silk. You can find more of her work at mingjuechen.carbonmade.com
Claire Keane is known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Tangled and Frozen. She studied graphic design at the Ecole Superieure D’Arts Graphiques in Paris, France. Claire now lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids. She is the author of the picture book, Once Upon A Cloud.
Lisa Keene: Throughout the history of The Walt Disney Studios and its unparalleled role in shaping the course of animation in film, few artists have been able to contribute on the scale and scope that Lisa Keene has over the last 28 years. After studying art at USC and The Art Center College of Design, Lisa went on to become a major artistic influence in some of the most beloved Disney Classics of all time. Her first role with the studio was as a Background Artist for The Black Cauldron (1985) and her career as a Background Painter, Stylist, Character Designer, Visual Development Artist and Art Director has since spanned four decades. Her resume includes such films as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Princess and the Frog, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tangled and many more.
Brittney Lee is a visual-development artist at The Walt Disney Animation Studios. A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, she knew that she would pursue a career in animation from the moment she saw The Little Mermaid at age 6. Brittney currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their small orange cat. Her handiwork can be found in Frozen and Wreck-it Ralph as well as the Disney short films Paperman and Get A Horse! She is currently busy working on not –yet-announced projects.
Victoria Ying grew up in Southern California with the sun and surf. She started her career in the arts by falling in love with comic books, this eventually turned into a career working in Animation. She loves Japanese Curry, putting things in her shopping cart online and taking them out again and hanging out with her one eared cat. Her film credits include Tangled, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Paperman, Big Hero 6, and Moana.
Limit two (2) items signed per Artist, per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Appearances are subject to time and availability and are not guaranteed. Event and information are subject to cancellation or change without notice including but not limited to dates, times, release dates, appearances and retails. A valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Separate admission is required to enter the Disneyland® Resort theme parks.
Jeremy Sorese, writer of the Steven Universe comic, appears at The PowerHouse Arena on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for a signing of CURVEBALL!
The PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet, appears at Comics Dungeon on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to sign comics and celebrate 10 years of Graphix Comics!
319 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Comics pros Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) and Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man) appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM show you how a comic book or graphic novel—what Will Eisner called “sequential art”—proceeds from idea to script to finished art. They will then discuss how Martinbrough has approached storytelling challenges from his creative collaborators, top comics writers including Robert Kirkman, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka and others. Fingeroth will weigh in on Martinbrough’s storytelling choices, explaining how an editor impacts the content of a comics story. Shawn and Danny will then expand the discussion/demonstration to worlds beyond comics to discuss how Shawn applies his visual storytelling approach to projects beyond the comics industry.
ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, GOTHAM. Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include Luke Cage Noir, Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive, and a Captain America graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, Captain America: The First Avenger.
Shawn is currently illustrating Thief of Thieves, the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, The Walking Dead. Thief of Thieves is in development for a live action television series.
Martinbrough is also the author of How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.
A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com.
ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. Danny has spoken on comics at venues including The Smithsonian Institution, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University. His books includeSuperman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society, The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels and (with Mike Manley) How to Create Comics From Script to Print. Among other projects, Danny currently serves as a programming consultant to Wizard World Conventions, organizing and moderating panels with comics creators and pop culture experts at the company’s nationwide shows. Find out more about Danny at www.dannyfingeroth.com.
Tickets available at the link… $15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 seniors/students (Undergrad with valid ID)
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Cartoonists Laraine Mestman (Being Frank), Jeane Wong (Departure), Bill Neal (Teatro Pulpo), and Steve Wadinger (George W. Bush: Vampire Hunter) appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 7:00 till 10:00 PM to sign comics!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Molly Crabapple appears in conversation with Matt Taibbi at The PowerHouse Arena on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for the launch of DRAWING BLOOD!
“Occupy’s greatest artist” (Rolling Stone) presents illustrations that chronicle the first fifteen years of our fractious twenty-first century with a new form of witness journalism.
Drawing Blood will change the way you think about art, sex, politics and survival in our times. An acclaimed artist and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and The Paris Review, and in her regular column in Vice (among many other venues), Crabapple has swiftly become one of the most provocative—and most-watched—voices at work today. Now, in a book that weaves together fresh, deeply moving language and dazzling, irreverent illustrations, this singular artist traces how the power of art, which gripped her from childhood, has given her a vehicle for understanding—perhaps even for changing—the world. “Art is hope against cynicism, creation against entropy,” she writes. “To make art is an act of both love and defiance.”
The PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Comic artist Jon Mills appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday November 28, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM drawing one free sketch per a customer! He has worked for DC and Marvel comics on titles such as Superboy and Gen 13.
Also we will be having a free board game demo! Local game herald Joel Pettit will be here to demo New Dawn, the exciting new game from Stronghold games!
We will also have limited edition comics that will be available for purchase a short time Saturday only!
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Comic creators Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare (Rocket Girl) appear at Forbidden Planet on Friday November 27, 2015 at noon to sign the first issue of their new Marvel series MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR!
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003