July 1, 2015 by Joe Fauvel
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Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday July 3, 2015 for an exciting exhibit of his prolific work. Featuring numerous highlights from the very first Turtle sketch to the most recent comic book cover, fans get a first-hand look into the creation of a pop culture sensation. A signing will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!
San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
June 30, 2015 by Colin Solan
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While The Legend of Korra has come to an end, fans can still look forward to panels, signings, and exclusive merchandise at Comic-Con International 2015! IGN has announced that Nickelodeon will have an exclusive limited print drawn by co-creator Bryan Konietzko plus an figurine statue of Chief Beifong available at their booth. Co-creator Mike DiMartino has confirmed on his tumblr page that there will be signings at the Dark Horse Comics booth (#2615) on Friday July 10th from noon till 2:00 PM and at the Nickelodeon booth (#4113) on Saturday, July 11th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (fans should note that both signings will be ticketed; please check with each booth for details).
Additionally there will be two Avatar/Korra related panels:
Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra panel
Friday, July 10
10am – 11am (PT)
Come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.
Avatar Legacy Fan Panel
Saturday, July 11
10am – 11am (PT)
The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form, but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over 6 years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fan’s love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year we welcome the talented Magda Escobedo Bazaldúa (Fan Artist), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders), Giancarlo Volpe (Director ATLA – Producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (Head Writer: ATLA),Dante Basco (Voice Actor: Zuko), Jack DeSena (Voice Actor: Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice Actor: Ikki). We may even have surprise guests! The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered by our scouts. Follow Avatar Mom’s Tumblr page for further details on contests and more…
Claire Keane, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (where she made significant contributions to both Frozen and Tangled), appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 AM to read from her highly anticipated debut picture book, Once Upon a Cloud (Dial Books).
Celeste wants to give her mother something special — but what? As she drifts off to sleep, Celeste is swept away. Up, up, into the sky, where the sun, the moon, and the stars are eagerly awaiting her arrival. How grand! They receive her with such kindness that Celeste positively sparkles with delight. And on her way home, it comes to her: the perfect gift. Chosen with care and wrapped with love, it’s just what Celeste was hoping to find.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
THE X-FILES MEETS THE DA VINCI CODE!
This is London, 1991. Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate English history that’s all religious mania, secret societies and the plague. Imagine an England under religious rule – a rule so iron-fisted that science and technology has been set back decades…
Das has worked in both film and advertising as a conceptual artist and writer for clients as varied as Walt Disney, Saatchi & Saatchi, Universal Pictures, BBH, and the BBC. He also worked at Neal Adams’ Continuity Associates in New York, and wrote a JAMES BOND series for Dark Horse, as well as being an art director at Cartoon Network. When writing RING OF ROSES he was working on a feature for Steven Spielberg, and developing the TV series, TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER. He is currently completing his first novel, a supernatural thriller called WINTER OF THE SUCCUBUS.
John is a respected fine art painter, comic book artist, and visual development artist in film. After working on Ring of Roses, he moved to LA to develop TARZAN and ATLANTIS for Walt Disney. He has also worked for world-famous companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ridley Scott Associates, Francis Ford Coppola, Dreamworks, Twentieth Century Fox and Disney. John drew SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, BATMAN, and DEADMAN for Vertigo. He is now living in the UK, and working on SURGEON X, a project he is developing as both a comic book and TV series for Sony Pictures.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, signs his new book at Powell’s City of Books on both Burnside and Cedar Hills on Wednesday, July 15, 2015!
Armada (Crown) is an inventive, heartwarming, and completely nerdtastic adventure from Ernest Cline, bestselling author of Ready Player One. It’s just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He’s daydreaming through his boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom. Then he glances out his classroom window and spots the flying saucer. At first, Zack thinks he’s going crazy. A minute later, he’s sure of it. Because the UFO he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a popular online flight simulator called Armada — in which gamers protect the earth from alien invaders. But what Zack’s seeing is all too real. And his skills — as well as those of millions of gamers across the world — are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.
Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime book signing at our downtown store at 12:30 PM and an evening event (reading and book signing) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location at 7:00 PM.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
Author and Golden Globe-Winning actor Chris Colfer presents the fourth installment in his #1 New York Times bestselling series for young readers on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
The program will include a brief Q&A (15-20 minutes) and a book signing.
Tickets go on sale June 10 and can be purchased through www.slcl.org or at Library Headquarters. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.
GENERAL TICKET $18 – Admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom”
KID’S TICKET $18 – 12 AND UNDER ONLY
Admits ONE child and ONE adult and includes ONE copy of “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom.” (Both adult and child must be present at time of admission. An adult may accompany more than one child but each child will need his or her own KID’S TICKET.)
St. Louis County Library
1640 S Lindbergh, St. Louis 63131
Superstar writer Greg Pak drops by Zeus Comics on Sunday July 5th from 1:00-4:00 PM!
Pak will have copies of his new children’s book “The Princess Who Saved Herself” (based on the beloved song by Jonathan Coulton).
His comics work span both Marvel and DC Comics including the “Truth” storyline on shelves now in both Action Comics and Batman/Superman plus World War Hulk, Incredible Hercules, Storm, and many others.
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
Chris Colfer, star of Glee, returns to Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, July 18 at 2:00 pm, to sign his new book! Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in Chris Colfer’s bestselling series, THE LAND OF STORIES, as the twins travel BEYOND THE KINGDOMS! (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Image Comics is pleased to reveal the schedule of events for Image Expo. Attendees will enjoy a day of panels, signings, and the opportunity to learn more of what’s to come from Image on Thursday, July 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
10:00 a.m. — Theater Doors Open for Seating
10:30 – 12:00 p.m. — Keynote Address
Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson’s keynote address will debut several new projects and initiatives for Image Comics and our incredible roster of creators, providing a sneak peek into what’s hot and new from creator-owned comics and where the comics industry goes from here.
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Intermission
12:00 p.m. — Retail Counter Opens
Image Comics Presents: The Sessions
Our afternoon programming will go into even greater detail on the projects announced during the keynote address, giving you a chance to pick the brains of the creators in attendance, gain insight into what’s coming, and unveil a bit of the magic that makes an “Image comic” the hottest book on the shelves.
1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, and special surprise guests
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron and special surprise guests
5:15 – 5:50 p.m.: Tula Lotay, Steve Skroce, Brian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests
Alongside each panel will be signings for our attending creators. Some signings will have an item limit, require a wristband, or be closed after a certain number of guests have been admitted. Signings with an item limit and wristband requirement have been marked with an asterisk.
1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Premium Exclusive Variant Signing*: Jason Aaron, Nick Dragotta, Robert Kirkman, Tula Lotay, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, Steve Skroce, Brian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Surprise Guests Signing
3:10 – 4:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron, Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, Tula Lotay, and special surprise guests
4:10 – 5:00 p.m.: Brian K. Vaughan & Steve Skroce*, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests
5:10 – 5:55 p.m.: Robert Kirkman*
Join Image Comics creators and staff at the Image Expo After Party, once again held at the Cartoon Art Museum on 655 Mission Street.
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Press and Retailer Mixer
Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.
8:00 p.m. — Image Expo After Party
Open to press, retailers, premium ticket holders, and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.
Admission to Image Expo includes free entry to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, our hosts for Image Expo and a treasured museum in the Bay Area. With fascinating exhibits located just next door to Image Expo, take advantage of the opportunity to enhance your Image Expo experience.
Previously announced Image Expo variants and merchandise that will be available at the show include:
AIRBOY #2 by James Robinson & Greg Hinkle
THE EMPTY ZONE #1 by Jason Shawn Alexander
THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane
A new NOWHERE MEN t-shirt
SONS OF THE DEVIL #2 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #9 by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour
Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General Admission is $25 and Premium Admission is $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary.
A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, and admittance to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow-fans.
A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, as well as guaranteed premium seating during programming, a pack of Image Expo exclusive variants, one (1) pass to an exclusive signing with creators behind the Image Expo variants, a T-shirt, an Image Comics branded cloth tote bag, and access to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans.
Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store.
Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!