SF – Hilo: The Great Big Boom Launch Party

Cartoonist Judd Winick (Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Exiles) appears at Books Inc. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the launch of HILO: THE GREAT BIG BOOM!

Hilo may look like an ordinary kid, but he’s DEFINITELY not! When we last saw Hilo, DJ, and Gina, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who knows where! But friends don’t let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It s up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her. Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY! With the help of Polly, the magical warrior cat, the friends will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive . . . and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?! Find out in the third Hilo adventure!

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Books Inc.
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-776-1111

UK – Sherlock: A Study In Pink Signing

Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue sign copies of Sherlock: A Study In Pink at Forbidden Planet’s London Megastore on Tuesday 28th February at 6:00pm.

Holmes and Watson tackle brain-teasing crimes in modern-day London in this stunning Manga, presented in its original right-to-left reading order, and in the full chapters as originally serialized! Meet Holmes and Watson for the first time… all over again!

Steven Moffat is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and producer of the television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Sue Vertue is a television producer. Her credits include Mr. Bean, The Vicar of Dibley, Coupling, Gimme Gimme Gimme as well as Sherlock.

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

CA – The Official Making of Big Trouble In Little China Signing

Horror legend John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York, The Thing) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble with co-authors Tara Bennett and Paul Terry on Saturday February 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign THE OFFICIAL MAKING OF BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.

This is a wristbanded event.
A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase
The Art Of Big Trouble in Little China or The Official Making Of Big Trouble In Little China from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 25th at 9am

• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – Cheech Marin Signing

Actor/comedian Cheech Marin appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir Cheech Is Not My Real Name: …But Don’t Call Me Chong.

In addition to the reams of Cheech and Chong comedy albums and films he and his partner wrote and starred in, Cheech Marin, half of the eponymous Grammy-winning stoner comedy duo, has dozens of other film and television roles under his belt, including a starring role on the show Nash Bridges and voice credits in a slew of Disney animated films. His long-awaited memoir delves not only into his legendary entertainment career, but also how he dodged the draft, acquired an expansive collection of Chicano art, and became a self-made icon.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

What would Barb do you ask?? She would come to Spooky Empire of course!

What would Barb do you ask?? She would come to Spooky Empire of course!
Do the right thing, meet SHANNON PURSER at Spooky Empire April 21-23 at The Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL.
SHANNON PURSER is “Barbara Holland” in the Netflix hit series “Stranger Things”. More recently SHANNON stars in the new CW hit series “Riverdale” as “Ethel Muggs”.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet SHANNON PURSER at Spooky Empire April 21-23, 2017.
Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available but moving fast! Get ’em while you can.
For more info visit us at www.spookyempire.com

Knoxville Comic Con gets the Karate Kid

Fanboy Expo is thrilled to announce that Ralph Macchio will be joining us all weekend for Knoxville Comic Con. Ralph is best known for his iconic role as Danny LaRusso in the Karate Kid franchise. He can also be seen in The Outsiders, My Cousin Vinny and more. Get Your Tickets! Knoxville Comic Con is bigger than ever. www.fanboyexpo.com

Boston Comic Con Announces Creative Heavyweights

Boston Comic ConBoston Comic Con Announces Creative Heavyweights

John Romita JR., David Finch, Humberto Ramos, Mike Zeck are only a few comic legends announced for the Boston Comic Con running August 11-13, 2017 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

For more information on the convention visit HERE!

Anime Boston 2017 Announces Further Guests

Press Release:

Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced further guests today.  Japanese animation director Naokatsu Tsuda and voice actor Brina Palencia will appear at Anime Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on March 31 through April 2, 2017.

Naokatsu Tsuda is a Japanese animation director at David Production Inc. After making his debut as a chief director for “Inu x Boku Secret Service” (2012), Tsuda is now best known as the director of the TV animation “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” series (2012-2016).

Jojo series has been popular for over 30 years, ever since its original manga by Hirohiko Araki was first issued in Shueisha’s Shukan Shonen Jump comic magazine.  Tsuda succeeded creating the perfect visualization of the unique “Jojo World” that even the critical core fans admire.

“We’re honored to have Tsuda-san as a guest of Anime Boston.  JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of our favorites, and we very are excited about this rare chance to talk to the director!” said Victor Lee, Convention Chairman.

Without limiting his specialized genre, Tsuda’s animation making covers various types of titles such as “B Gata H Kei” (2010), “LEVEL E” (2011), “Ben-to” (2011), “Chojigen Game Neptune” (2013) and the latest “Jojo” series made a record-breaking hit to be called as his new masterpiece.

Brina Palencia is an actress working in Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. She’s voiced… a lot of stuff. Some of her anime highlights include: Shirayuki in Snow White With the Red Hair, Minoru Mineta in My Hero Academia, Touka in Tokyo Ghoul, Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Holo in Spice and Wolf, Chopper in One Piece, Varona in Durarara!! x2, Juvia in Fairy Tale, Yuno in Future Diary, Natsuki in Summer Wars, Chibitalia in Hetalia, Rei in Evangelion 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, Tamama in Sgt. Frog, Hideyoshi in Baka and Test; the list goes on for a very long time…

In the land of gaming, she can be heard as Mad Moxxi in Borderlands and Tales From the Borderlands, Paige in Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Michonne, Elle in Tales of Xillia, Mellka in Battleborn, Rayfa in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Cupid in SMITE, Gerda in Comic Jumper, Moogle in Final Fantasy Fables, and various characters in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Duke Nukem Forever, Guitar Hero III and IV, Stunt Driver 2, and Street Fighter 4.

She also served as the Music Director for Space Dandy, Show By Rock, Negima!?, My Bride is a Mermaid, Rosario+Vampire, and Dragon Ball Kai.

Brina can also be seen in several indie films and writing music on Instagram @brinakins.

Previously announced guests include Puffy AmiYumi, Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, OKAMOTO’S, Michelle Ruff, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Naokatsu Tsuda.

About Anime Boston: With nearly 27,000 attendees in 2016, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2017 is scheduled for Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.

SF – Cartoon Art Museum Celebrates Eisner & Kirby

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week and Jack Kirby: A Centennial Celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00pm at Mission: Comics and Art. Join us as we discuss the life and artwork of the legendary comic creators Will Eisner (born March 6, 1917) and Jack Kirby (born August 28, 1917). Bay Area comic creators Mark Badger (Batman, Julius Caesar), Al Gordon (Legion of Super-Heroes, Justice League), Justin Hall (No Straight Lines), Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (X-Men, Fables), Trina Robbins (Wimmen’s Comix) and Judd Winick (Hilo) will discuss Eisner’s career and the impact that his work had on their own artistic endeavors. A book signing will immediately follow the panel discussion.

About WILL EISNER WEEK:
WILL EISNER WEEK is an annual series of celebrations that takes place in multiple cities, timed around Will Eisner’s March 6th birthday. Started in 2009, Will Eisner Week is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year Will Eisner Week is once again a truly international celebration including England, Scotland and Italy. More details about Will Eisner Week can be found at www.WillEisner.com

About WILL EISNER:

WILL EISNER was born William Erwin Eisner on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined.

In a career that spanned nearly eight decades—from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics—he truly was the “Orson Welles of comics” and the “Champion of the Graphic Novel.” He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr. Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena and countless others. One of the comic industry’s most prestigious awards, The Eisner Award, is named after him. Recognized as the “Oscars” of the American comic book business, the Eisners are presented annually before a packed ballroom at Comic-Con International in San Diego, America’s largest comics convention.

About JACK KIRBY:

2017 marks the centenary of the birth of JACK KIRBY, one of Comics’ greatest creators and visionaries and a man whose work, perhaps even more than he was alive, continues to inspire and amaze a worldwide audience, who may not know his name, but who love and are excited by his creations.

Jack Kirby was born as Jacob Kurtzburg on August 28, 1917 in New York City’s Lower East Side, a first-generation son of immigrants, who came of age in the melting pot of tenement life. He began his professional cartooning career simultaneously with the birth of the use of original material in the newest of popular media; the comic book.

Over Kirby’s 50-plus year career, working at all the major and many of the minor comics publishers, he created many of the comic book icons that continue to compel in print and on the screen; Captain America, the Newsboy Legion, the Fantastic Four, the Mighty Thor, The X-Men , The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Silver Surfer, Nick Fury and the Agents of SHIELD, The New Gods, Kamandi, Mister Miracle, Captain Victory and legions more.

Jack Kirby, even after his death on February 6, 1994, continues to thrill, entertain and inspire readers, audiences and his fellow professionals and is, if possible, beloved more as an individual, than as the creative force singular in comics history.

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

Monica RavenWolf added to Daytona Comic Con

GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT!

Monica RavenWolf!

“Journey into a creative world where portrait & fantasy art collide! Come meet Monica RavenWolf as she showcases her unique artistic styling. Utilizing only color pencil to bring her hyper realistic portrait and fantasy work to life. Finding her love of bringing art from the shadows, she works on black matte board to allow her style to come into the light. While she loves working in this medium, she also works on all types of canvas from digital to traditional.

Her artwork has been showcased on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network, along with appearing on the widely popular T-shirt Company TeeFury, introducing her BITTENS series! She is also a published artist having her art in the graphic novel tribute art book entitled Voltron: United & Drawn. As always her one of a kind art will surely intrigue you to come back for more… One color pencil to rule them all!”

Website: http://www.artofravenwolf.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/artofravenwolf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtofRavenwolf

Facebook: https://facebook.com/theartofravenwolf

— with Monica RavenWolf and Graven RavenWolf.

For more info on Daytona Comic Con visit HERE!

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