OR – My Boyfriend is a Bear Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Oni Press creator and artist Cat Farris are teaming up with Sequential Art Gallery + Studio to celebrate the release of the original graphic novel, My Boyfriend is a Bear, beginning with an artist reception, Thursday April 5th, from 6pm-10pm, with the exhibition lasting throughout the month. The showing will include Farris’s original process watercolor art used in the graphic novel, limited edition prints of the cover, and more! Limited copies of My Boyfriend is a Bear will also be available for purchase.

About My Boyfriend is a Bear: Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Cat Farris is the creator of the webcomic The Last Diplomat and the minicomic series Flaccid Badger, has worked for companies such as Amazon and Rovio Entertainment, and illustrated Dark Horse Comics’ Emily and the Strangers. Pamela Ribon is a best-selling novelist, and has written comics such as Rick and Morty™ for Oni Press and her original series Slam! for Boom! Studios. After over a decade working in television, she became a member of Disney Animation’s StoryTrust, where she has co-written Moana and the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

“When I created the art for Bear’s hibernation sequence, I wanted to do it in a way that clearly set his time apart from Nora’s,” said artist Cat Farris. “Using actual watercolor seemed like a natural choice to me to create soft, almost dream-like images. Thanks to the Sequential Art Gallery, folks have a chance to see these pieces in all their original glory!”

“We have been watching Cat for years, seeing her hone both her art style and professionalism,” said Sequential Gallery curator, Kaebel JK Hashitani. “She started talking about My Boyfriend is a Bear last summer, sharing samples of the watercolor work for the book—that’s when we knew it was time to showcase her artwork!”

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-7pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close Monday April 30th.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 916-9293

NYC – Comic Book Club w/ Anthony Marques

Anthony Marques appears on the Comic Book Club for a live podcast on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

Anthony Marques is a freelance comic book artist. A 2011 graduate of The Kubert School in Dover, NJ, freelance assignments include work for Dynamite Entertainment, IDW and Dark Horse on titles such as Red Sonja, Doc Savage, Green Hornet, Back to the Future, and Vampirella. He is the owner of Dewey’s Comic City in Madison, NJ and also works for Dynamite Entertainment as an editor on multiple titles.

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The PIT Loft
154 W 29th St, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10001
(212) 244-1722

TX – Alien Hunter/Badass Signing

Comic creators Rod Thornton (Alien Hunter) and Adrian Nelson (Badass) will be Bedrock City Comic Co’s Clearlake store for a signing on Wednesday March 28th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
102 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
(281) 557-2748

CA – Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11 Signing

Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt, Hampton Yount, Rebecca Hanson, and Elliot Kalan appear at Dark Delicacies on Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM to sign the Blu-Ray/DVD of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 11.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

MD – FCBD: Infinity Countdown Prime Signing

Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Mike Hawthorne appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM!

Press Release:

With the 10 year anniversary of Third Eye making this our biggest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY of all-time, we knew we had to do something extra special, and as such, we brought out two of comics biggest superstars (as well as two long-time friends of Third Eye!), Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne!

Gerry & Mike have wowed you with their work on DEADPOOL for the last few years, and we’re flattered to have them joining us to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the shop.

And, even cooler, Gerry and Mike are the driving creative forces behind the upcoming INFINITY COUNTDOWN mini-series, which is going to be leading us into some MAJOR stuff for the Marvel Universe in 2018!

On top of all that, we’ll have a very special THIRD EYE COMICS variant of Gerry Duggan’s incredible new IMAGE COMICS series ANALOG #1, limited to just 500 copies, and available for purchase only at our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 10th anniversary celebration, featuring art by Mike Hawthorne.

You can get it signed by both creators, and hold a little slice of Third Eye history in your hands!

When we saw that we were having two of the best guests ever for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with Mike Hawthorne & Gerry Duggan joining us, and with Gerry’s brand new IMAGE COMICS ongoing series, ANALOG, releasing shortly before FCBD — we knew we had to do something special to celebrate!

So, we were lucky enough to have Mike put together one of the best darn Third Eye variants we’ve ever done!

We’ll be making this exclusive cover of Gerry’s ANALOG #1 available exclusively at Third Eye for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 to commemorate our 10 year anniversary, and you can snag yours for just $3.99.

And of course, Mike & Gerry will both be on hand to sign copies of your ANALOG #1 Third Eye 10th Anniversary variant!

Get your photo taken with the Imperial 501st Legion Stormtroopers! So, we LOVE Star Wars here at Third Eye, and well, any chance we get to hang out with a bunch of Stormtroopers, well, hot diggity, we’re going to take it! So, joining us from 9AM-1PM at Third Eye, we’ll have the Old Line Garrison 501st Legion Stormtroopers taking photos and hanging out!

Face-painting & more at our super-fun Free Comic Book Day kids tent! (Face-Painting 10AM-2PM) One of our favorite parts of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is seeing kids getting into comics, and having a blast, and just like we’ve done before, we’ll be hosting a super fun dedicated FCBD Kids Tent loaded with kids FREE COMIC BOOK DAY books, and featuring our special guest: face-painting artist extraordinaire Mr. Corey! Get your face painted, grab some free comics, and have some fun with us!

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Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

VA – Being Asian in America

Award-winning poet award-winning poet Bao Phi and renowned cartoonist Thi Bui appear at the University of Virginia on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM featuring an opening act by Katie Zhang from UVA Flux.

Bao Phi’s “Thousand Star Hotel”
Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor.”

Thi Bui’s “The Best We Could Do”
“Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves… In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.”


This event is part of ASU Presents: Asian American Literature and Art Series. RSVP on Facebook!

UK – Kingsman/Suicide Squad Signing

Rob Williams signs KINGSMAN 2: RED DIAMOND and SUICIDE SQUAD REBIRTH VOL. 5: KILL YOUR DARLINGS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 11th April from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Kingsman: The Red Diamond is a brand-new Eggsy adventure as he follows in his mentor’s footsteps, but is still rough around the edges for a Kingsman agent. In this awesome six-issue volume, Eggsy embarks on a rescue mission to save Prince Philip and unravel an international terror plot, in a story that starts where James Bond draws the line.

In Suicide Squad: Kill Your Darlings, the international conspiracy known as the People reveal themselves to Amanda Waller in a desperate move to secure their mysterious endgame for planet Earth!

Meanwhile, the walls tighten for Boomerang as Harley Quinn gets closer to discovering the traitorous murderer within Task Force X!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Curse of Brimstone #1 Signing

Collector’s Paradise PASADENA welcomes fans to a Release Party for CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #1 with artist Philip Tan (Suicide Squad, Batman and Robin, Green Lantern, Phantom Stranger) on Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00 PM. Philip is the artist on the original NEW AGE OF HEROES Poster, and we’ll have a limited amount of posters available during the event, first come first served basis with purchase of CURSE OF BRIMSTONE #1.

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

CO – Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

Comedian Scott Thompson appears at the Oriental Theater on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the present day.

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in Canada and on HBO and CBS in the United States. After the Kids left television in 1995, Scott and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film, the cult favorite Brain Candy. Thompson appeared as a regular for three years on Garry Shandling’s revolutionary comedy series The Larry Sanders Show as Brian, the assistant to Hank Kingsley. In this period and afterwards, he made numerous guest appearances on various talk shows such as Politically Incorrect, The Late Show with David Letterman, and was a regular fixture on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Thompson along with Paul Bellini, is the author of Buddy Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole, a hilarious memoir of one of Thompson’s most famous characters, bon vivant Buddy Cole. He has appeared in such feature films as Ron Ronnie Run, The Pacifier, and Mickey Blue Eyes and such television series as Hannibal, Reno 911!, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Carpoolers, The Odd Squad, Man Seeking Woman, Touched by an Angel, and Degrassi High. He has also worked on various animation projects, as the titular character in the popular children’s television series Roboroach, and in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Simpsons, and American Dad.

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The Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
(720) 420-0030

IL – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Press Release:

The Orpheum Theatre is thrilled to announce that it will be presenting An Evening with Kevin Smith on its stage on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $37.00 and go on sale at 10am on Friday, February 9.

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State & Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

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The Orpheum Theatre
57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 342-2299

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