WA – Daydreamin’ Dave Signing

Press Release:

Join Fantagraphics on Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Daydreamin’ Dave by Ben Horak with a book signing, urban barbecue and complementary refreshments.

Dave is a mild-mannered, imaginative, anthropomorphic, joke-spewing day dreamer. Dave is constantly breaking the fourth wall to speak directly to the delighted audience, ending every quip with a friendly wink. This is Dave’s world, we just live in it. But what happens when Dave is suddenly gone? How can the story continue? Who will entertain the audience? As the comic itself begins to break down and revolt, a new Dave must be chosen…

Ben Horak is a Seattle-based cartoonist and graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Ben has had art appear in Arts In America, The Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, Intruder Comix Newspaper and Thick As Thieves. Ben also self publishes the short story anthology Grump Toast.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

CA – Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces Signing

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon appears at Skylight Books on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM to present and sign his new work of nonfiction, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized, and will be accommodating our youngest guests first:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces here at Skylight Books. Online presales will begin May 15, 2018, and books with tickets will be available for pickup also on beginning May 15, 2018.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field that you would like a ticket and plan to attend the event.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Mysteries of PittsburghA Model WorldWonder BoysWerewolves in their YouthThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClaySummerlandThe Final SolutionThe Yiddish Policemen’s UnionMaps & LegendsGentlemen of the RoadManhood for AmateursTelegraph AvenueMoonglow, and the picture book The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

 

NYC – Succession Cast Speaks

Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, and Jesse Armstrong appear at BUILD Studio on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM to speak about their new HBO series SUCCESSION!

It’s rebellion. It’s sabotage. It’s family. Premiering June 3 on HBO, “Succession” tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father (Brian Cox) begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate under his control.

Free tickets available at the link…

BUILD Studio
692 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

CO – Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Screening + Q&A

William Shatner appears at Paramount Denver on Thursday, June 21st at 7:30 PM.

Prepare to be beamed up for this spectacular screening of the space classic, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, followed by award-winning actor and sci-fi legend William Shatner live on stage! Following the Prudential Hall screening of the second big-screen Star Trek adventure, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, William Shatner – the original Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek television series and on the big screen – will take to the stage. Grab onto your seat for an unforgettable journey with this remarkable actor, producer, writer and director! Ticket prices subject to change. No photos or recording permitted.

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Paramount Denver
1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0106

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show with Rockabilly Uprising (June 2018)

Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show with Rockabilly Uprising
Convention Website Address
http://www.jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/02/2018
About This Convention
Two great shows in one!!! The folks at the Jersey Shore Comic Book Show have teamed up with Rockabilly Uprising this year. This show will take place in the Towne of Historic Smithville in Galloway, NJ. This will be an outdoor show and vendors, artists, cosplayers are to provide their own table(s) and chair(s). Space fees for both shows are $25 for 6ft space and $45 for 12 ft. space. Tent/Canopies are okay.
Rockabilly Uprising will take place on one side of the lake and the Comic Con on the other side. Both will feature Vendors, Artists, Guests, Contests, Bands and loads of great family fun. Vendors will have all kinds of unique items, comics, records, pop-culture, toys, clothing, jewelry, crafts, artwork and so much more!! Rockabilly will also be having a Pin-Up Contest with a $100 cash prize. Mark and Mark from Weird NJ will be there as well with a Q&A panel.
Venue Name and Address
Towne of Historic Smithville
Route 9 and Moss Mill Rd
Smithville, NJ 08205
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dr. Void & Death Machine, The Rectors, Mark & Mark of Weird, NJ, JoeDelBeato, Manda Cantillion, The Philadelphia Avengers, The 501st Legion, Genoveva Rossi

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show with Rockabilly Uprising

Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Adds Comic Luminaries Steranko, Joe Giella, Paul Levitz & Denny O’Neil

Press Release:

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor comes to life this September 28-30 as the Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Baltimore Convention Center. Tickets are now on sale. The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled announce the return of Jim Steranko to the Baltimore Comic-Con! Jim is joined by comic luminaries Joe Giella, Paul Levitz, and Hero Initiative guest Denny O’Neil.

Jim Steranko has cut a ferocious path through the entertainment arts, with a dozen successful careers to his credit: author, magician, illustrator, escape artist, historian. He is cited as one of the prime architects of Marvel Comics and the co-creator of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also wrote and drew Captain America, The Hulk, Superman, and The X-Men (for which he designed the classic title logo); generated more than 150 original storytelling devices and techniques that changed the direction of the comics medium; and evolved a devoted cult of followers who have nicknamed him The Innovator. Wizard magazine credits Steranko as the 5th Most Influential Artist in the history of the form. He has painted a multitude of movie posters, record albums, and book covers; and in 1975, created Red Tide, the First Modern Graphic Novel. As the editor-publisher of the international newsstand entertainment magazine Prevue, he conducted hundreds of superstar interviews and penned more than three million words. He numbers among his friends and associates writers Mickey Spillane, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury; the animation giants Ralph Bakshi and Shamus Culhane; and directors Federico Fellini, John Huston, and Orson Welles. As a musician, he gigged with Bill Haley in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; as a pop-culture icon, he has appeared at more than 350 international events and exhibited his work worldwide, including at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Louvre in Paris; his two volumes of The History of Comics have sold more than 100,000 copies each; as an escape artist, his death-defying performances inspired the character Mister Miracle and, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon, he was the man upon which the protagonist of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Klay was based; and more-photographer, ad agency art director, sideshow fire-eater, male model, typographer, designer…the list goes on. As a filmmaker, he collaborated with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas – for whom he created the look of Indiana Jones – and Francis Ford Coppola on some of their most popular films. He served as Creative Consultant for the History Channel’s two-hour documentary Comic-Book Superheroes-Unmasked; shook up Twitter with his innovative TNT technique (visit his live Sunday-night sessions by typing in iamsteranko); and is currently prepping An Evening with Steranko for theatrical venues across the country.

His recent Captain America covers topped Marvel sales charts; the IDW SHIELD Artist’s Edition sold out before publication (and won an Eisner Award); and the 2017 Overstreet Price Guide – with his Batman cover – had record-breaking sales. His covers on the record-setting Action 1000 and Captain America 700 have polled as fan favorites. Over the past several decades, he has amassed more than 100 highly-commercial Intellectual Properties, his Theatre of Concepts, which range from children’s interactive-learning entertainments to high-action adult digital gaming, from science fiction to superheroes. His vision is to shape, structure, and synthesize character-driven projects with state-of- the-art technology for the World of Tomorrow. And he’s still the best-dressed man in comics.

Joe Giella returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for a rare appearance. The oldest living artist to have worked on Batman, this Golden and Silver Age creator worked at Timely, Marvel, and DC Comics as a penciller and inker. In addition to working on the comic, Giella provided pencils and inks on the Batman syndicated strip, as well as the syndicated Flash Gordon, The Phamtom, Mary Worth, and Sherlock Holmes comic strips. The United States Postal Service honored Giella by using two of his pieces of art for their 2006 “DC Super Heroes” collection of postage stamps. He has been honored with an Ink Pot Award, as well as being presented with the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Harvey Awards ceremony.

Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DC Comics since 1972, serving as a writer, editor, and President (2002 – 2009) over the tenure of his career. His name is synonymous with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977-1979 and 1981-1989, and he created such notable characters as the Stalker, the Earth-2 Huntress, and Lucien the Librarian. Levitz has since returned to writing the Legion of Super-Heroes for the New 52, as well as the Earth-2 centric book, World’s Finest. After ending his career as DC Comics employee, Levitz moved onto the next phase of his career, accepting a Board of Directors position with BOOM! Studios. He has recently contributed Brooklyn Blood to Dark Horse Presents from Dark Horse Comics and guest edited and contributed an essay to DC’s Action Comics #1000.

A board member of Hero Initiative, retired writer and editor Denny O’Neil spent much of his career making an indelible mark at Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Initially brought on as a writer at Marvel, he had a hand in writing or scripting diverse titles including Strange Tales, X-Men, Millie the Model, and Rawhide Kid. After a year at Charlton Comics, he followed editor Dick Giordano to DC Comics, where he assumed writing duties for Beware the Creeper, Wonder Woman, Justice League of America, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and, perhaps most notably, Batman. On that title, he embraced the dark roots of the character, creating and defining the tone for numerous characters from the series. He returned to Marvel in the 1980s, assuming writing chores on Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, and Iron Man where he once again created numerous recurring characters in the respective titles’ mythos. He also served as an editor during his Marvel stint on numerous titles and runs before returning as Batman Group editor at DC, where he also wrote The Question, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman: Sword of Azrael.

“We’re still months away from the show, and our guest list is already incredible,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These four guys are amazing — we haven’t had Jim to the show since 2001, so we’re excited to have him rejoin us in 2018, and adding Joe, Paul, and Denny to the mix just knocks the ouevre of the room out of the park.”

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Legendary creator John Byrne in a RARE appearance at Fan Expo Boston

Legendary creator John Byrne (X-Men, Fantastic Four, Star Trek) is making his way to FAN EXPO Boston for a rare appearance. He’ll also be talking comics & Star Trek with the one and only William Shatner!

More details on this once in a lifetime moment coming soon, get your tickets today: bostoncomiccon.com/tickets

MA – Never Abandon Imagination Closing Party

Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for the closing party of the Never Abandon Imagination exhibition.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a bestselling and award-winning illustrator and author who has been creating illustrated books for nearly two decades. The artist will discuss his popular card illustrations for Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, as well as his work on the famed Spiderwick Chronicles, and as such picture books and chapter books as The Spider & The Fly, Kenny and the Dragon, the WondLa Trilogy, and The Story of Diva & Flea.

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Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100

CA – Nobrow 10: Studio Dreams Book Launch & Signing

Gallery Nucleus is collaborating with Nobrow for an exciting exclusive U.S. book release of Nobrow 10: Studio Dreams (Special Edition) on Saturday June 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The critically acclaimed series has long been seen in our shelves and we’re thrilled to celebrate Nobrow’s 10 years publishing beautiful books!

The 10th Nobrow magazine features 70 artists responding to our theme of ‘Studio Dreams’. This will be a number stamped limited edition hardback with a foiled four spot colour printed cover and a dust jacket poster.

World-renowned creators turn their hand to creating their dream studio spaces (whatever that might mean for each one) in this unique international showcase containing over 100 pages of illustration.

Some of those creators will be in attendance to sign copies of Nobrow 10!

Featured Signing Artists (will start at 7 PM):

– Joey Chou
– Loris Lora
– Sarah Soh
– Sally Deng
– Jarom Vogel
– Jun Cen
– Lisk Feng

Event Highlights:

– Nobrow 10 Artists in attendance & signing
– Exclusive book release of Nobrow10: Studio Dreams (Hardcover)

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

NYC – How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Director John Cameron Mitchell and actor Alex Sharp appear at BUILD Studio on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM to present their new film HOW TO TALK TO GIRL AT PARTIES.

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman and glamrock multihyphenate John Cameron Mitchell comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who are from another planet. That doesn’t stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan, a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.

Free tickets available at the link…

BUILD Studio
692 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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