Old School comes back to New Hampshire

FINALLY, A TRUE OLD SCHOOL COMIC BOOK SHOW

I wanted to make the kind of show I would want to be part of both as a guest and as a vendor, I was tired of seeing everything BUT comics and I hated seeing talented artists play second fiddle to movie stars and wrestlers…. so here’s what we’re did……….

– COMICS, ART & ARTISTS will be the STARS OF THE SHOW
– A 20,000 sq.ft.venue will be PACKED WITH COMICS & ART
– EVERY booth for vendors & ARTISTS will be giant 10×10!
– It will be be right off the highway and easy to get to!
– There will be plenty of FREE PARKING on-site!
– You will see vendors from as far as CA w/ CRAZYSTUFF
– The first 100 people in line get a Franck Uzan signed print!
– You will see AWESOME original art! ~ KIRBY covers & pages!
– You will see over 40 booths of Silver & Golden age COMICS!
– You will see GREAT ARTISTS and some INCREDIBLE ART!
– THIS IS OLD SCHOOL COMIC GREATNESS!
– COMICS, ORIGINAL ART & AWESOME ARTISTS.
– You will NOT see mugs of root beer on your long boxes or art
– You will NOT see a band of Pirates when you enter
– You will NOT see photo shoots or contests….COMICS & ART
– You will NOT see movie stars or wrestlers, no puppet show…
– You will NOT see fortune tellers or knick knack pattywhacks…
– You will NOT see jugglers or magicians running around…

COMIC BOOKS ~ ORIGINAL ART ~ AWESEOME ARTISTS

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good pop culture con like the rest of us but this ain’t that, this show is about COMIC BOOKS & ART.

If you’re like me and want COMIC BOOKS, ORIGINAL ART & the ARTISTS who make it all happen to be the MAIN FOCUS of the show and not second fiddle……….. then this is the place for you! COME BE PART OF THE MAGIC!

One day only! Saturday April 28th, 10a-5p at the 20,000 sq.ft. EVERETT ARENA, exit 14 off I93 in CONCORD, NH

GUEST LIST:
http://littlegiantcomics.com/old-school-comic-show.html

(still a lot more to add I’m trying to keep up!!)

There is some INCREDIBLE TALENT COMING SO FAR!!

OH – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at House of Blues Cleveland on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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House of Blues Cleveland
308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 523-2583

CA – Mike Mignola Appearance

Mike Mignola, veteran and critically acclaimed comic book artist/writer and creator of Hellboy, will be visiting LMU in room 310 of the Com Arts building on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM. So in case you want to learn more about character design/world building/etc from a veteran of the industry, feel free to check it out!

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Loyola Marymount University
1 Lmu Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 338-2700

 

OR – Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne Launch Party

Press Release:

Acclaimed cartoonist Brandon Graham (Island, Prophet, King City) will release MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE, a one-shot to complete the series, this February from Image Comics. We welcome him to Floating World on Thursday, March 1st, from 6-9pm for a book signing and art exhibit to celebrate this landmark comic.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE is the culmination of the MULTIPLE WARHEADS chapters serialized in ISLAND, in which our heroes finally make good on their wizard heist plans.

“I started drawing these characters and the world they live in 2001, letting the story go wherever felt like the most fun,” said Graham. “It’s been interesting to try to pull the threads of it into an ending, getting this meandering vacation of a comic to a fantasy heist culmination—while still letting myself get sidetracked by fun new ideas that I stumble into along the way.”

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

CA – Animation Workshop w/ Steven Ahn

Director/storyboard artist Steve Ahn, whose credits include Voltron: Legendary Defender, Legend of Korra, The Cleveland Show, Ben 10, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, and more appears for a FREE workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Most recently, Steve created and directed the animated mini series, Blossom Detective HolmesFurther details and FREE tickets are available on the Facebook page…

California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W 4th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-5152

MA – World Book Club feat. Junot Díaz

Press Release: 

The BBC World Service’s World Book Club will be featuring Junot Díaz and his Pulitzer-winning novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in an upcoming program, and they’ll be recording the segment at Porter Square Books on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Junot will be signing books afterward.

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who–from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister–dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fuku–a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American history, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao opens our eyes to an astonishing vision of the contemporary American experience and explores the endless human capacity to persevere–and risk it all–in the name of love.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed DrownThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers College, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

NE – Gene Coon: From Beatrice, NE to Star Trek and Beyond

Press Release:

Join the Gage County Museum and the Gage County Classic Film Institute in honoring the career and life of Beatrice native Gene Coon on Saturday, March 3, 2018. “Gene Coon: From Beatrice Nebraska to Star Trek and Beyond” will feature speakers on Gene Coon and his career and his life growing up, being a WWII and Korean War Veteran and his career in writing and producing such shows as Star Trek, Bonanza, Wagon Train and many other hit shows of the late 50s, 60s and early 70s. Tickets available at the link…

We will be showing two episodes from the many Westerns Gene wrote: Bonanza- “The Ape” (1960) and Wagon Train “The Emmett Lawton Story” (1963) in the morning. In the afternoon we will be showing two Star Trek episodes Gene wrote: “The Devil in the Dark” (1967) and “A Taste of Armageddon” (1967).

We will have two morning speakers- Film historian Jeanelle Kleveland will discuss Coon’s western TV shows and Beatrice librarian Laureen Riedesel will discuss Coon’s Beatrice roots.

We are happy to announce our featured speaker, David Gerrold. David is a TV Writer and Science Fiction author. He worked with Gene on “Star Trek” and was the writer of “The Trouble with Tribbles”. David is the author of many Science Fiction books, actor and writer of many television shows and movies. David will be speaking in the afternoon before we show the Star Trek episodes. He will speak and sign at the Beatrice Public Library on Friday March 2nd at 7pm.

Special event T-Shirts $15, limited quantities at the door.

See flyer for complete details

Beatrice Community Players Theatre
412 Ella St. Beatrice, NE 68310

Image Expo 2018 Rounds Out Guest List

Press Release:

Todd McFarlane, Gerry Duggan, John McCrea, Farel Dalrymple, Chris Sebela, Jody LeHeup, Brian Haberlin, and Rob Guillory will be making appearances at IMAGE EXPO in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st. Expo ticket holders will be the first to learn of their exciting new projects, plus even more special surprise guests yet to be announced. IMAGE EXPO 2018 Premium ticket sales will close Wednesday, February 14th.

McFarlane is the creator of SPAWN, co-founder, partner, and President of Image Comics as well as the founder of McFarlane Toys. Film director, artist, writer, and producer McFarlane is widely recognized as one of the most influential comic book creators of the last two decades. SPAWN’s hugely popular May 1992 debut sold 1.7 million copies—a still unsurpassed feat for an “independent” comic book series. A whirlwind of growth and expansion followed: more comics, action figures, film, and award-winning animation.

Duggan is a writer and producer whose recent comics include Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy, Uncanny Avengers, and Chewbacca. After writing for G4’s gaming and pop culture show Attack of the Show, Duggan and comedian Brian Posehn wrote the black comedy THE LAST CHRISTMAS, illustrated by Rick Remender and published by Image Comics. His following Image project, INFINITE HORIZON with artist Phil Noto, was nominated for an Eisner in 2008. ANALOG #1 co-created with David O’Sullivan from Image Comics hits stores on Wednesday, April 4th.

McCrea is an Irish comics creator whose previous work with Image Comics included his supernatural science series MYTHIC, co-created with Phil Hester.

Dalrymple is the creator of POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER (2017, Image Comics) and POP GUN WAR: GIFT (2016, Image), The Wrenchies (First Second Books, 2014), It Will All Hurt (Study Group Comic Books, 2015), and Delusional (AdHouse Books, 2013). Farel was a co-founder and contributor to the comic anthology, Meathaus, and the artist on Palefire (Secret Acres, 2015) written by Mk Reed, PROPHET (Image Comics, 2012) by Brandon Graham, and Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics, 2010) by Jonathan Lethem.

Sebela is a two-time Eisner-nominated writer living and working in Portland, Oregon. He’s the co-creator of books such as Heartthrob, High Crimes, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters, and Short Order Crooks, as well as having written books including Blue Beetle, Kiss/Vampirella, Detective Comics, Escape From New York, Captain Marvel, Injustice: Ground Zero, and DEMONIC.

LeHeup is the co-writer and co-creator of SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER! with Sebastian Girner and Nil Vendrell Pallach. A former editor, Jody worked on series including Uncanny X-Force, Deadpool, and Strange Tales for Marvel Comics as well as Quantum and Woody for Valiant Comics.

Haberlin is a comic book creator, artist, writer, editor, and educator. He is the creator or co-creator of titles including WITCHBLADE, Aria, Stone, Area 52, Hellcop, Anomaly, Shifter, and many more. He teaches art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and through his Digital Art Tutorials, which are available through Image Comics.

Guillory is known for his distinct, animated art style that has graced the pages of Image Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, and Valiant Comics. He’s won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards and is co-creator with John Layman on the New York Times bestseller CHEW from Image Comics.

Previously announced creators confirmed to take the stage at IMAGE EXPO 2018 include Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI), Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), and Nick Pitarra (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS). IMAGE EXPO is an exclusive opportunity for fans to get early exposure to the Image Comics’ most industry-shaking announcements, a first look at creative process, and learn insider details about this top talent.

IMAGE EXPO 2018 is a unique all-day experience for fans to have unheard of access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100. A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party, which will be held from 7-10 p.m at Jackknife (614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205). No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

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In 1992, Image Comics changed the face of the comic book industry and now–more than 25 years later–Image Comics continues to inspire creativity and foster innovation. In 2013, that tradition continued with the launch of IMAGE EXPO, an all-day event for fans, the retailer community, and the press to experience a showcase of exciting Image Comics announcements. Since then IMAGE EXPO has garnered mainstream news coverage and an industry reputation as one of the most newsworthy events of the year. IMAGE EXPO continues to grow in reach and influence.

IMAGE EXPO will be held at Leftbank Annex. The Leftbank Annex brings a sleek and well-coordinated event infrastructure to the raw, industrial ethic of a pre-war building. Through a skeleton of timber, concrete, brick, and steel, you’ll find large projectable surfaces, controlled lighting, superb access, and outstanding electrical infrastructure. You have the flexibility to transform the space into anything you can imagine, or to leave its authentic raw backdrop. The possibilities are endless.

Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com/expo.

MoCCA Arts Festival 2018 Unveils Badge Art

Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators is excited to share the badge art for the 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival created by illustrator, comic book artist and animator Rebecca Mock. These beautiful images will appear on badges worn by Exhibitors, VIP, Press, Staff, and Volunteers at the MoCCA Arts Festival, to be held on April 7th and 8th, 2018 at the spacious and modern Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street in Manhattan.

Mock’s colorful, detailed badge art imagery describes “festival life”, with characters busily preparing for the Fest: Printing on a risograph, working at an artist’s desk, instagramming “haul”, transporting merchandise to the Fest, and setting up a festival booth. Follow the Society’s instagram (@soi128) to see the complete set, plus a special animated illustration create by Mock!

Rebecca Mock specializes in atmospheric, cinematic art. Her first graphic novels Compass South and the sequel Knife’s Edge (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), both written by Hope Larson, follow the story of young twin explorers, whose adventures introduce them to new lands and stories while uncovering important life lessons including gender roles and identity. Mock’s next project, Salt Witch, will be released in 2020.

Mocks’ diverse body of work also includes gif illustrations as well as environmental concept art, background painting, and classic illustration. Her work has been featured  in The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME, Politico, BBC, HBO, Nautilus, Medium.com, Riot Games, Fullbright, and JetBlue.

Mock will be attending the Fest as a Featured Artist. Further scheduling information about her attendance will be available in future announcements. To learn more about this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival click here.

About the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators
Founded in 1901, the Society of Illustrators and its Museum of Illustration together comprise America’s longest-standing nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration. The mission of SI/MI is to promote the art and appreciation of illustration and its history and evolving nature through exhibitions and educational programs.

The MoCCA Arts Festival is a 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, drawing over 7,000 attendees each year. With 400 exhibiting artists displaying their work, award-winning honorees speaking about their careers and artistic processes and other featured artists conducting workshops, lectures and film screenings, our Festival mission accelerates the advancement of the Society’s broader mission to serve as Manhattan’s singular cultural institution promoting all genres of illustration through exhibitions, programs and art education. The 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival will take place April 7-8th, 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York City with programming mere steps away at Ink48 (653 11th Ave).

Legendary X-Men Writer visits ComicCon Revolution

The Revolution is almost here! Legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont will be at Comic Con Revolution – West Palm Beach – Saturday, February 24th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center! Don’t miss it!

Buy your tickets today & save as prices increase at the door!
Get more info at bit.ly/CCRWPB
Get tix at bit.ly/CCRWPBtix

Kids 12 & under get in FREE with a paid adult. (Limit 2 kids per paid adult.) — in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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