IL – Little Moments of Love Signing

The poignant and funny cartoonist Catana Chetwynd, creator of Catana Comics, will be at Everybody’s Coffee on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM celebrating her new book Little Moments of Love. Catana will give a short talk, followed by a chance to meet the author and get your book signed. Everyone must have a ticket to attend, available at the link…

About Catana Chetwynd:
Catana Chetwynd is a self-taught traditional artist and the author of Catana Comics. She grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she spent her time creating art and pursing an education in psychology until her boyfriend John suggested that they should make a comic about their relationship, and Catana Comics took off! She currently lives in New York with John, and their tiny, angry dog Murph.

About Little Moments of Love:
Little Moments of Love is a collection of comics about the simple, precious moments of being in a relationship. What began as stray doodles on scraps of paper became an internet sensation when Catana Chetwynd’s boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers with its sweet, relate-able humor. Little Moments of Love collects just that – the little moments that are the best parts of being with the person you love.

935 W Wilson Ave, ChicagoIL 60640
(773) 303-6220

NYC – Modern Fantasy #1 Signing

Artist Kristen Gudsnuk and writer Rafer Roberts appear at Comic Book Jones on Saturday July 14, 2018 to sign MODERN FANTASY #1 from Dark Horse Comics! And it’s Kristen’s birthday to boot!

Kristen is also the creator of Henchgirl, Rafer is the creator of Plastic Farm and has written several titles for Valiant Comics including Archer & Armstrong and X-O Manowar.

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

CA – Catana Comics: Little Moments of Love Signing

Press Release:

The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Catana Comics creator Catana Chetwynd and her new book, Little Moments of Love, a sweet collection of comics about the simple, precious, silly, everyday moments that make up a relationship. She will be joined by artist and author Liz Climo on Friday, July 13th at 7:30 PM!

Note: We’ve sold all our seats for this event BUT we’ve got plenty of standing room! Pre-buy your book now, and come get it signed!

What began as stray doodles on scraps of paper became an internet sensation when Catana Chetwynd’s boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers with its sweet, relatable humor. Little Moments of Love collects just that – the little moments that are the best parts of being with the person you love.

Catana Chetwynd is a self-taught traditional artist and the enthusiastic author of Catana Comics. She grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York, where she spent her time creating art and pursing an education in psychology until accidentally stumbling into the world of comics. Not only is her boyfriend John the daily inspiration for her drawings, but he was also the one who suggested a comic series about their relationship in the first place. Thanks to his idea and his inspiring daily antics, Catana was able to pursue her childhood dream of being a cartoonist. She currently lives in New York with John, and their tiny, angry dog Murph.

Liz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She started a comic blog, LizClimo.tumblr.com, and is the author and illustrator of the books Rory the Dinosaur, The Little World of Liz Climo, and Lobster is the Best Medicine. Liz currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, and their daughter.

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
(213) 488-0599

NM – 100 Demon Dialogues Signing

Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood appears at Big Adventure Comics on Wednesday, July 18th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of her new book, 100 Demon Dialogues!

100 Demon Dialogues is a collection of comics for anyone who wants to talk back to the little voice in their head that says “You’re no good.” In each panel, Lucy is beset by a tiny, petulant demon who embodies workaholism, imposter syndrome, and fear of missing out. From overcoming self-doubt to prioritizing self-care, Bellwood and her demon embody a hilarious and relatable partnership that will resonate with people from all walks of life.

Lucy Bellwood is a professional cartoonist and illustrator based in Portland, OR. As an outspoken advocate for transparency in creative careers, Lucy has presented on subjects like following an independent path, the finances of freelancing, and working with imposter syndrome at events and institutions around the globe. Her latest collection takes a hilarious, humanizing look at what it’s really like to persevere when our Inner Critics are trying to take the wheel. She is a member of Helioscope, the largest collective of freelance comics professionals in North America, where she spearheads the studio’s Mentorship Program.

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Big Adventure Comics
801 Cerrillos Road, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 992-8783

The Master of Disaster visits Spooky Empire this October!

And in this corner it’s…the dancing destroyer, the king of sting, the Count of Monte Cristo, the master of disaster, the one, the only, Apollo Creed!

Spooky Empire welcomes The One and Only CARL WEATHERS to Orlando, FL this October!

CARL WEATHERS is best known for his roles as “Apollo Creed” in ROCKY films 1-4, “Dillon” in PREDATOR, star of ACTION JACKSON, and who can forget the one handed “Chubbs” in HAPPY GILMORE. He’s also starred in ASSAULT ON DEVIL’S ISLAND, LITTLE NICKY, THE COMEBACKS, SHERIFF TOM vs THE ZOMBIES, voiced “Combat Carl” in TOY STORY OF TERROR, plus TV shows like COLONY, BROTHERS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, CHICAGO JUSTICE, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, TOUR OF DUTY, STREET JUSTICE, STAR vs THE FORCES OF EVIL and so many more! Even a small part in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND!

Don’t miss out on this amazing, rare opportunity to meet CARL WEATHERS at Spooky Empire, all weekend long!

Tickets, VIP packages and hotel rooms are available now, but moving quickly, at spookyempire.com

Dark Horse Comics Announces SDCC 2018 Signing & Panel Schedule

Press Release: 

Visit Dark Horse Comics at San Diego Comic-Con to meet some of your favorite creators and get your hands on some free swag, such as comics, pins, posters, and more! Get colorin’ on our communal coloring wall and purchase your favorite coloring book! The wall will feature pages from the #DHColors Coloring Book line. Canvases will vary throughout the weekend, but will include pages from The Legend of Korra Coloring Book, Avatar: The Last Airbender Coloring Book, The Witcher Adult Coloring Book, Steven Universe Adult Coloring Book, Adventure Time Coloring Book, HALO Adult Coloring Book, and others. Check out our signings and panels, too!

We’ll also have a variety of Dark Horse comics, graphic novels, art books, and collectibles for sale in our booth. See all of our convention exclusives here.

DARK HORSE SDCC SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREEFREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.

  • Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing, unless otherwise noted. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.
  • Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
  • We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases art from Stranger Things by Aleksi Briclot, Kyle Lambert and Rafael Albuquerque. The following abbreviations indicate the location of each signing:
    HB = Hellboy Signing Stage ST = Stranger Things Signing Stage
  • All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  FEMINA AND FAUNA, HELMETGIRLS: Camilla d’Errico

12:00-12:45 PM:  HB  FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano***

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  ROME WEST: Justin Giampaoli, Matthew Taylor

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  BLACKWOOD: Veronica Fish, Andy Fish

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

3:00-3:45 PM:  HB  THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, LEAD POISONING, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  CALL OF DUTY: Jason Blundell, Craig Houston, E.M. Gist

4:00-4:45 PM:  HB  LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

5:00-5:45 PM:  HB  ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

5:00-5:45 PM:  ST  SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Cecil Castellucci

6:00-6:45 PM:  HB  MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: Todd Nauck, Felicia Day, Michael Heisler***

6:00-6:45 PM:  ST  EMILY AND THE STRANGERS: Rob Reger, Buzz Parker

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00-10:45 AM:  HB  USAGI YOJIMBO: Stan Sakai

11:00-11:45 AM:  ST  BANDETTE, COLDER, THE WITCHER, PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: Paul Tobin
BANDETTE: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover

12:00-1:30 PM:  HB  DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG REUNION: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day***

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS: Jim Sullos

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  DISNEY / PIXAR THE INCREDIBLES 2 #1: CRISIS IN MID-LIFE! & OTHER STORIES: Landry Q. Walker

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  HALO: Alex Irvine, Tyler Jeffers, Jody Houser, Jonathan Wayshak

3:30-4:30 PM:  HB  BERGER BOOKS: Karen Berger, Richard Bruning, Ann Nocenti, Christopher Cantwell, Dave Gibbons, Dean Haspiel, G. Willow Wilson

4:00-4:45 PM:  ST  AMERICAN GODS: MY AINSEL: Scott Hampton, David Mack, Jennifer T. Lange

4:30-5:15 PM:  HB  HELLBOY: Mike Mignola

5:00-5:45 PM:  ST  BIOWARE: Matthew Goldman (Creative Director, Dragon Age), Mike Gamble (Lead Producer, Anthem)

6:00-6:45 PM:  HB  GOD OF WAR: Tony Parker, E.M. Gist, Corey Barlog

SATURDAY, JULY 21

10:00-10:45 AM:  HB  PROJECT TBA: G. Willow Wilson

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  THE SEEDS: Ann Nocenti

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  STRANGER THINGS, STARCRAFT: SCAVENGERS: Jody Houser

1:00-1:45 PM:  HB  THE ALCOHOLIC: Dean Haspiel

1:00-1:45 PM:  ST  NEIL GAIMAN’S A STUDY IN EMERALD: Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone

2:00-2:45 PM:  HB  SHE COULD FLY: Christopher Cantwell

3:00-3:45 PM:  ST  GO TEAM VENTURE! THE ART AND MAKING OF THE VENTURE BROS.: Doc Hammer, Jackson Publick, Ken Plume***

4:00-4:45 PM:  ST  HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE SERPENT’S HEIR: Richard Hamilton

4:30-6:00 PM:  HB  XERXES: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF DARIUS AND THE RISE OF ALEXANDER, SIN CITY, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MARTHA WASHINGTON IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: Frank Miller, Alex Sinclair***

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00-11:45 AM:  HB  ELFQUEST: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini

11:00-11:45 AM:  ST  EMPOWERED: Adam Warren

12:00-12:45 PM:  ST  TOO MUCH COFFEE MAN: Shannon Wheeler

12:30-1:15 PM:  HB  THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Hope Nicholson, Maia Kobabe, Dylan Edwards, Megan Kearney

2:00-2:45 PM:  ST  BIOWARE: Matthew Goldman (Creative Director, Dragon Age), Mike Gamble (Lead Producer, Anthem)

2:00-3:30 PM:  HB  FINAL FANTASY, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, THE SKY: Yoshitaka Amano***

DARK HORSE SDCC PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/programming-schedule for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

THURSDAY, JULY 19

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  Growing Up with Comics: Introducing Younger Readers to Graphic Storytelling (Room: 23ABC)

Comics are a great way to get kids interested in art, reading, and storytelling—and, well, they’re fun! Join Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Cecil Castellucci (Soupy Leaves Home), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), and Landry Q. Walker (Disney / Pixar The Incredibles 2: Crisis in Mid-Life! & Other Stories) to discover and discuss the ever-growing library of incredible all-ages comics!

3:00-4:00 PM:  Spotlight on Jeff Lemire (Room: 25ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer, Descender, Gideon Falls) and veteran comic book editor Will Dennis discuss Lemire’s various creator-owned projects and for the first time preview both the upcoming Family Tree and Ascender! Panel will feature Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Descender) and a Q&A session.

5:00-6:00 PM:  Across the Editor’s Desk: A Day in the Life of Comics Unsung Heroes (Room: 23ABC)

Have you always wondered what a comic book editor does? Do you think you have what it takes to become a comics industry professional? Dark Horse wants to give you insight on breaking into the industry and working with a powerhouse publisher! Join Dark Horse editors for a rare behind the panels look at the secrets to breaking into the industry and building successful comic and graphic novel programs.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

10:00-11:00 AM:  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion (Room: Hall H)

In 2008, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a beloved web-series. The show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring supervillain; Moist (Simon Helberg), Dr. Horrible’s minion; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular show by joining creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Maurissa Tancharoen for a lively discussion and celebration!

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  Thirty Years of Dark Horse Manga (Room: 23ABC)

Come celebrate Dark Horse’s 30 years of manga with special panel guest Yoshitaka Amano! One of the most honored Japanese fantasy, science fiction, and video game illustrators, Dark Horse has released more works in English by Amano than any other publisher. We’ll have previews of our forthcoming illustrated biography of Yoshitaka Amano—and of course, a discussion of his life and career with the book’s subject, the artist himself!

2:30-3:30 PM:  Spotlight on Mike Mignola (Room: 24ABC)

Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola discusses Hellboy and anything else the audience wants to talk about regarding his career.

5:00-6:00 PM:  Berger Books: The Second Wave (Room: 25ABC)

Berger Books keeps great comics coming in its second wave of new and unusual genre-bending series! Editor Karen Berger (Vertigo founder) is joined by Christopher Cantwell, co-creator of AMC’s acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire (She Could Fly), Dean Haspiel, Emmy Award-winning artist of HBO’s Bored to Death (The Alcoholic), legendary comics writer Ann Nocenti (The Seeds), art director Richard Bruning, and the one and only Dave Gibbons (The Originals) plus a special surprise guest and announcement!

SATURDAY, JULY 21

2:30-3:30 PM:  Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano (Room 24ABC)

Join Comic-Con International in honoring one of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano. Amano’s storied career spans decades with thousands of works including Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano will delight fans by live drawing some of his original characters and will participate in a brief Q&A.

3:00-4:00 PM:  Artists Who Write: The Craft and Creation of Comics (Room: 7AB)

Whether it’s a superhero adventure, a colorful fantasy world, an ultra-violent crime noir, or a new take on an old classic, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join an all-star lineup of Dark Horse creators including Frank Miller (Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, Sin City), Dave Gibbons (The Originals, The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the Twenty-First Century), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Wendy Pini (ElfQuest), and Rafael Albuquerque (EI8HT) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

6:00-7:00 PM:  ElfQuest – 40 Years of Pointed Ears (Room 23ABC)

2018 wraps up 40 years of ElfQuest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy Pini (ElfQuest, Masque of the Red Death), and Richard Pini (ElfQuest, Line of Beauty), co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978 and see the clues that were placed decades ago. Take an emotional journey down memory lane. The conclusion of the Final Quest series has taken fandom by storm, and you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years!

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00 AM-12:00 PM:  The Secret Loves of Geeks (Room: 32AB)

Vita Ayala (comics writer, The Wilds), Ivan Salazar (PR, comiXology), Maia Kobabe (cartoonist, Genderqueer), Hope Nicholson (editor, The Secret Loves of Geeks) and Dylan Edwards (cartoonist, Transposes) discuss the genesis behind The Secret Loves of Geeks anthology, how vulnerable writing and comics are needed, and the new projects they are working on next. Moderated by Dustin Nelson.

10:00-11:00 AM:  Spotlight on Rafael Albuquerque (Room: 24 ABC)

3:00-4:00 PM:  Spotlight on Ann Nocenti (Room: 4) 

NY – Archie Meets Batman ’66 #1 Signing

Dan Parent appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the first issue of ARCHIE MEETS BATMAN ’66!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

OR – Made Men Launch Party

Writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, Plants vs Zombies) appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, July 14th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign MADE MEN from Oni Press!

When Jutte Shelley and her squad are gunned down in an ambush, it looks like the end for the Detroit police officers, but Jutte comes from a very storied family… named Frankenstein. Using the secrets of her ancestors, Jutte enters the family business of resurrection, bringing her squad back from the dead. Sort of. As long as you don’t look too close. Eager for revenge, they’ve no choice but to team with the Detroit mob, using them for the resources to find the lowlifes who did them in, now that Jutte has quite literally gotten the gang back together.

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

Spooky Empire gives you a KISS with Peter Criss!

You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest drummer in the world, PETER CRISS!

PETER CRISS is the original drummer and founding member of the greatest rock band in the land, KISS. PETER wrote and performed one of the highest-charting KISS singles, “BETH”.

The original “Cat Man” will be at Spooky Empire all three days, October 26-28 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, FL!

If you’re ready to rock n roll all night and party every day, get your VIP Packages, discount General Admission tickets, and hotel rooms TODAY! They are all on sale now, but moving quickly, at spookyempire.com!

PA – The Complete Girls with Slingshots Signing

Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots) appears at New Dimension Comics – Pittsburgh Mills on Saturday, July 7th from 5:00 till 8:00 PM for a signing!

Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and in stapled-paper form at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it became a self-sustaining color webcomic that updated five times a week, Monday through Friday.

The strip’s two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts around 1996, an unintended prequel to GWS. The GWS title was based on a recurring request Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw a girl with a gun (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots instead).

GWS has been collected into ten books containing 200 strips each, which are available through TopatoCo. A hardcover collection of all of the strips (plus some bonus material) in color will be available in June 27th!

Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and by 2007, with the first print collection of GWS and other merchandise & art sales, she was doing the strip full-time. From then on it updated 5 times a week, always at some god-awful hour.

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Peter Bagge. She’s also written thre Adventure Time graphic novels for BOOM!

Danielle hails from Ijamsville, MD and now lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles). She loves drinking tea, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening and eating local foods, because she is a filthy hippie. Danielle has taught illustration at her alma mater Shepherd University, and has been a guest teacher for the Graphic Storytelling students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. She is a lifetime Girl Scout.

New Dimension Comics
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mill Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 758-1560

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