Packrat Comics hosts a Halloween Comicfest on October 31 with our annual comics for canned goods food drive (free comics for non-perishable food items), comic creators, Mikey’s Late Night Slice pizza truck, a costume contest along with a special guest appearance by Deep Roy.
Mr. Roy played the physical Yoda in Return of the Jedi along with a Cantina band member and THE Oompa Lumpa in the 2005 remake of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. He is in the current Star Trek movies as Keenser and was Teeny Weeny in the Neverending Story. His list of credits is impressive including a recurring role on Doctor Who and you will get a chance to meet him during our annual ComicFest!
WIN A BATMAN ADVENTURES #12, FIRST HARLEY QUINN – Bring the most non-perishable food items and it’s yours!
Artists & Writers
Writer: TALES OF MR. RHEE; NIGHTMARE WORLD; WRITE OR WRONG, etc. (Devil’s Due/Image Comics)
Writer: CRITTER; THE LEGEND OF OZ: THE WICKED WEST; etc. (Big Dog Ink)
SCOTT “SCOOT!” McMAHON
Writer/Artist AW YEAH COMICS; SAMI THE SAMURAI SQUIRREL, etc (Aw Yeah Comics)
Artist EL MARIACHI, etc. (El Arto Studios)
Writer/Artist: OLD MAN, DOG, AND THE OCEAN; RAINBOW SPRINKLE-SLIME; etc
Pin-Up and Sketch Cover Artist; Graphic Designer
Writer: ORPHANS, RED ANGEL DRAGNET, etc.
Free Comics and food drive
Writer: CRIME CATS
Costume Contest & More!
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
Celebrate 65 years of Peanuts at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM with cartoonists Paige Braddock of Jane’s World, Frank Cammuso, creator of Knights of the Lunch Table, Terry Moore, of Strangers in Paradise, Paul Pope of Battling Boy, and Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile, as they discuss the enduring influence of Peanuts, their own work, and the new Peanuts tribute book released by BOOM! comics. Followed by a Sketch-a-thon featuring a variety of today’s cartoonists including Lucas Turnbloom, Brian Fies, Jonathan Lemon, Shaenon Garrity, Derek Charm, and many more.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Local author R.A. Salvatore appears at the Fitchburg Public Library on Thursday October 22, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Archmage.
About this author
R.A. Salvatore is the New York Times best-selling author of more than forty novels, including the popular Forgotten Realms series The Legend of Drizzt. He’s an avid gamer, father of three, and loyal citizen of Red Sox Nation.
Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Celebrate STAR WARS Reads Day on Saturday, October 10 and help us call attention to the joy of reading — and the excitement of new Star Wars book and movie releases! Author Cole Horton joins us at Bank Street Bookstore on Saturday October 10, 2015 for a fun trivia game based on his book “Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.” Cole has an endless amount of knowledge to share with Star Wars fans of all ages so match wits with our expert and learn all kinds of interesting factoids from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bank Street Bookstore
2780 Broadway, New York, New York 10025
Horror master John Carpenter appears alongside Sandy King-Carpenter, Tim Bradstreet, Trent Olson, Steve Niles, and Tone Rodriguez at Golden Apple Comics on Sunday October 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM! They will be signing John Carpenter’s’ Tales of Halloween, a brand new graphic novel anthology of six short stories guaranteed to scare the pants off of you.
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Actress Drew Barrymore appears on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign her new memoir WILDFLOWER.
Award-winning actress Drew Barrymore shares funny, insightful, and profound stories from her past and present told from the place of happiness she’s achieved today.
“Wildflower”is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.
This is an off site event. Tickets must be purchased from Anderson’s Bookshop and are required to attend this event. A ticket includes admission and one book. One attendee per ticket. See you there!
Community Christian Church
1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
David Spade (Saturday Night Live, Joe Dirt, Tommy Boy) appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday November 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM! The stand-up comedian, actor, writer, musician and television personality will sign his book: David Spade is Almost Interesting: The Memoir.
Proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble retail location or BN.com must be provided for event attendance and priority seating.
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Actor/director Kevin Costner appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala!
About this author:
Kevin Costner, co-creator of The Explorers Guild, is an internationally recognized director, producer, and actor. His career has taken him around the world and enabled him to become a passionate historian and explorer, spurring a partnership with Arqueonatas Worldwide, a company dedicated to treasure diving and excavation.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is a whole weekend of books, fun, and events for every age, with free admission to all, located at University Hall in Porter Square. Sunday, October 18th is Kids Comics Day, featuring our best kid-oriented activities and comics! Meet the authors of some of the best kids comic books, including Ryan North (Adventure Time), Gene Luen Yang (Avatar: The Last Airbender, American Born Chinese), George O’Connor (The Olympians) and Bob Flynn (Spongebob Comics). Discover your new favorite comics and cartoonists in our exhibit hall. Just keep an eye out for balloons attached to tables: that’s how find kid-friendly comics!
Kids can learn how to make their own cartoons and comics in three workshops and activity sessions…
Fable Comics Workshop
Oct 18th, 11:30 AM – 12:30PM
Looking for your next great comic idea? You can start with one of the oldest stories you know – fables! Chris Duffy, editor of Fable Comics Anthology, and artists George O’Connor (The Olympians) and Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time) will give you some pointers in drawing your own comic from well-known fables.
Oct 18th, 1:00 PM – 2:00PM
Cartoonist Cara Bean leads a playful workshop for kids and all ages. Participants are led into various drawing exercises that would encourage improvisation and strengthen creative ability. We will approach drawing from new angles and discover unexpected results. All you need is a sheet of paper, pencil, eraser, and an open mind.
Oct 18th, 2:30 PM – 3:30PM
Sometimes the best ideas come out of play, improvisation, and collaboration. In this workshop, you’ll participate in a few fun, collaborative, drawing games and create some wildly unexpected characters and stories with your fellow attendees.
Join us at MICE on Sunday, October 18th to explore the best in kids comics, and check out our full schedule for even more events offered all weekend.
Kids Comics Day at MICE is sponsored by The Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, MA which offers comics classes year-round to all ages. Sign up for the Fall session today at www.eliotschool.org
MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 17th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday, October 18th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission is FREE. Special Guests include: Gene Luen Yang, Lucy Knisley, Dustin Harbin, Ryan North, and Jennifer Hayden! Click their website for more information: www.micexpo.org
October 2, 2015 by Colin Solan
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It’s here! New York Comic Con 2015 is upon us, and Dark Horse Comics is delivering a full slate of signings from your favorite creators!
DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2015 | BOOTH #1636
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for all of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.
Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for your best chance to join these events.
Lines may also be closed for other signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
We have two signing stages, denoted by the art on each stage. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:
HB = Hellboy Signing Stage
FC = Fight Club 2 Signing Stage
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. HB EI8HT NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER: Mike Johnson, Rafael Albuquerque
FIGHT CLUB 2 #1 NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER: Rafael Albuquerque
12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. FC THE FIFTH BEATLE: Vivek J. Tiwary
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. HB REALMS: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME ART OF TONY DITERLIZZI: Tony DiTerlizzi
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. FC KINGSWAY WEST: Mirko Colak
2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m. HB JOE GOLEM, BALTIMORE: Christopher Golden
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. FC ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR: Alex de Campi
3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m. HB THE NEW DEAL: Jonathan Case
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m. FC NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m. HB THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m. FC FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse Creators: Crafting the Original Story” Panel
(Thursday, October 8, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., Room 1A18)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. HB BARB WIRE: Adam Hughes
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM FC LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS, SURVIVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. HB DRAGON AGE: Greg Rucka
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. FC LARP!: Marlin Shoop
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. HB HALO: Sparth
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. FC THE MASSIVE, THE MASSIVE: NINTH WAVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III: Larry Hama
1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m. FC DEPT. H, PAST AWAYS, NEW MGMT #1 (MIND MGMT #36) #1 EXCLUSIVE NYCC 2015 VARIANT COVER: Matt Kindt
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse: Classified” Panel
(Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 1A21)
4:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Scott Fischer
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m FC POWER CUBED: Aaron Lopresti
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. FC NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara, Sebastián Fiumara
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. FC GRINDHOUSE, CREEPY: Alex de Campi
FINDER, BAD HOUSES: Carla Speed McNeil
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. FC EI8HT NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE HARDCOVER: Mike Johnson, Rafael Albuquerque
FIGHT CLUB 2 NYCC 2015 EXCLUSIVE VARIANT COVER: Rafael Albuquerque
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, THE SHAOLIN COWBOY: Geof Darrow
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB DRAGON AGE: Mike Laidlaw, Daniel Kading, Jacques Lebrun
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. FC THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB: Evan Dorkin
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB TWO BROTHERS: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. FC REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. FC BOWERY BOYS: Cory Levine
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB COLDER, THE ORDER OF THE FORGE, PROMETHEUS: FIRE AND STONE
CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE SLIPCASE: Juan Ferreyra
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mike Gamble, Chris Wynn
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. FC EVE: VALKYRIE: Brian Wood
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB SIN CITY: Frank Miller *Wristband-only event (Wristbands distributed from the Dark Horse Comics booth by drawing at show opening on Friday and Saturday. Signing limited to a free poster that will be provided and one other comic, book, or piece of memorabilia. Some restrictions may apply.)
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS: Art Baltazar, Franco
THE GOONIES NYCC LIMITED EDITION PRINT: Art Baltazar
5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. FC ZODIAC STARFORCE: Kevin Panetta
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH: Rebekah Isaacs, Will Conrad, Scott Fischer
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB THE PAYBACKS: Donny Cates, Eliot Rahal
11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. FC MIRROR’S EDGE: Robert Sammelin
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. HB PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse: Classified” Panel
(Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Room 1A21)
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. FC PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED at the “Dark Horse All-Ages: Comics Are for Everyone!” Panel
(Saturday, October 10, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Room 1C02)