South Shore Art Center presents the first South Shore Comic Con on Saturday December 3rd from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with over twenty comic artists who will be at tables, signing and selling their zines, original art, and talking about the craft of comic book storytelling. Panels and workshops will be in the art Studios throughout the day. The event was initiated by the Art Center’s cartoon instructor Tak Toyoshima, who discovered many of his students had never set foot in a comic book store. Tak is the artist behind the syndicated daily cartoon Secret Asian Man, and is a Hanover resident and his day job is the Creative Director for Rustic Marlin.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. The first 20 kids get a free South Shore Comic Con tee shirt thanks to Goodwin Graphics, the perfect item to get autographed by artists at the show.
Confirmed artists are:
- Barrington Edwards and Cagan Luse
- Jesse Lonergan
- Dan Mazur, The Boston Comics Roundtable
- John Carvajal and Brittney Sargent
- Tony Sedani
- Jimmy Curtis and Joe Daxberger
- Brian Connolly
- Mike Doherty
- Kat Klockow
- Brendan Tobin
- Patt Kelley
- Joey Peters
- Jerel Dye and Jesse Lonergan
- Jon Dorn
- E. J. Barnes
- Kyri Lorenz and Daniel Welch
- Frankie B Washington
- Jessica L Metcalf and Joshua Falkenburg, Books By Bella
Workshops & Panels In the Studios
11am to noon (Workshop)
Drawing from Reality for Fantasy
Studio tips and techniques as well as hands on workshop drawing models, sculptures, and objects and how to use them to shape a more fantastical comics world.
noon to 12:30pm (Panel)
The Boston Comics Roundtable
Dan Mazur, E.J. Barnes, John Carvajal, Jesse Lonergan, Jerel Dye
Discussion on the importance of community and collaboration.
2pm to 3pm (Workshop)
Intro to Manga Drawing!
Fun hands on drawing lesson on the basics of one of the most popular comic styles in the world: Japanese manga.
3pm to 3:30pm (Demo)
How to Make Comics … Not Just Draw Them
Kyri Lorenz and Mike Doherty. Demo on how to expand your comics beyond the traditional stapled together booklet.
South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 15, 2016 at 7:30pm to host a 40th anniversary screening of The Kentucky Fried Movie!
SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun!” and Landis went on to direct “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers,” “Clue,” “Three Amigos!” and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see.
Presented by SF Sketchfest
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
November 30, 2016 by Joe Fauvel
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Poster art by an amazing artist and Spooky friend Andrew Cremeans Poster is 18×24
Not a VIP, but need to get your hands on one? You’re in luck..a limited run of these lithograph art prints will be available for sale at our Spooky Empire merch booth all weekend for $20 (or until they sell out!)
For more info on Spooky Empire visit HERE!
Author Anne Rice appears at the Aquarium of the Bay to introduce and sign her new book – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30PM.
Tickets available from Book Passage: $20 (includes entry to aquarium and a $5 voucher towards book purchase)
At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.
It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent—and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.
And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.
Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis deepens Rice’s vampire mythology as it brings together the ancient worlds and beings of the Vampire Chronicles and opens up to us a whole new universe of characters, history, storytelling, and legend. Anne Rice is the author of thirty-five books.
Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00 PM for an afternoon full of delightfully frightful tales with the master of goosebumps himself, the inimitable R.L. STINE! Your young readers will enjoy every thrilling moment, as R.L. STINE presents his newest book, Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story.
Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas. He can’t stand the carols and the pageants. He can’t stand the lights and the mistletoe. But what he hates the most is having to watch the old movie A Christmas Carol every year at school. Since his name is Scroogeman, all of his classmates start calling him Scrooge. And he hates being called Scrooge.
But everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him. At first, he thinks it’s a dream. But then he realizes that it might be a nightmare. A nightmare that could become real.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
November 29, 2016 by Colin Solan
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Author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) appears on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Long Center in Austin, TX. Gaiman will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.”
Details and tickets are available at the link…
The Long Center
701 W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Author Anne Rice, conjurer of the beloved best sellers Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign her latest novel Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis with guest moderator Christopher Rice.
This is a wristbanded event.
Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, December 5th at 9am to customers who purchase “ Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check back for more details as they become available.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
November 27, 2016 by Colin Solan
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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…
Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Cassandra Peterson, better known as ELVIRA: Mistress of the Dark, hostess and queen of Halloween, appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday December 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM! Celebrating 35 years of a cultural icon, this large format photo retrospective contains 240 pages filled with hundreds of photos of Elvira from the very beginning of her career through present day – some never before seen. This is the ultimate collector’s book for fans of the ‘Mistress of the Dark.’
This event features priority seating with book purchase. Copies of ELVIRA, Mistress of the Dark will be available at registers. Keep your receipts! The event space opens at 5pm to guests who purchased the book. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
Anne Rice, beloved author of thirty-five books including the classic Interview with the Vampire and Prince Lestat, celebrates the release of her latest work of fiction with a public signing. She’ll be at the Strand on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis on the book’s release date!
Please Note: Anne will sign ONLY copies of Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis that have been purchased at Strand. Photos will not be permitted. The line for this signing will begin forming at 12:30 PM on the day of the event in front of the Strand on Broadway at 12th Street.
Customers may also bring (or buy) one additional Anne Rice book for her to sign.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805