MA – Shattered & Secret Identities Creators Signing

secxretID Comic creators Amy Chu, Jeff Yang, Georgia Lee, and Tak Toyoshima appear at Million Year Picnic to sign the anthologies Secret Identities and Shattered on Saturday October 25th at 6:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook! Million Year Picnic 99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 492-6763

WA – Amulet: Escape from Lucien Signing

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Kazu Kibuishi, author of Escape from Lucien (Amulet Series #6), signs at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Author Event
Kazu Kibuishi’s #1 New York Times bestselling series continues! Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King.

Barnes & Noble
Northgate Mall, 401 NE Northgate Way #1100, Seattle, WA 98125
206-417-2967

UT – Boxers & Saints Signing

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Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of Boxers & Saints, appears at the Main Library to speak and sign books on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

ABOUT GENE LUEN YANG Yang began publishing comic books under the name Humble Comics in 1996. In 1997, he published the comic Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks and won the Xeric Grant, a self-publishing grant for comic book creators. Since then, Yang has created and collaborated on a number of works, including American Born Chinese, The Eternal Smile, and the two-volume Boxers & Saints.

Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-524-8200

CA – One Book for Teens Panel

1bookGene Luen Yang, Eric Shanower, and Alonso Nuñez appear at Villainous Lair Comics on October 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Join KPBS at Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming for a special panel discussion about comics and graphic novels moderated by KPBS Education Reporter, Matt Bowler. Panelists will include:

Gene Luen Yang, author of “American Born Chinese,” the 2014 One Book for Teens selection
• Alonso Nuñez, Executive Director of Little Fish Comic Book Studio
Eric Shanower, Freelance Creator

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Join us after the event for refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and the author will be available for signings. Find more information about the One Book, One San Diego program at KPBS.org/onebook.

One Book is sponsored by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation and Jerome’s Furniture. Additional support comes from Lloyd Pest Control and SDG&E.

Villainous Lair Comics & Gaming
3220 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
619-281-1600

OR – Meteor Men Signing

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Jeff Parker signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Meteor Men available for purchase at this event! Meteor Men writer Jeff Parker is a local Portlander and will be in attendance to sign your copies! We will also have a limited number of copies signed by artist Sandy Jarrell available!

Refreshments will be served free of charge.

About Meteor Men:
On a summer night, Alden Baylor sits in a field watching the largest meteor shower in human history. What begins as teenage adventure becomes something more–the celestial event brings travelers who will change the world completely, and Alden discovers a connection to one of them. How does a young man who had to grow up fast handle the invasion of his planet? Can Alden keep humanity from oblivion? From writer Jeff Parker (AQUAMAN, HULK) and artist Sandy Jarrell (BATMAN 66) comes this story of adolescence, friendship, and hard decisions.

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

MA – Tomboy Signing

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Cartoonist Liz Prince appears at Trident Booksellers on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm for a reading and signing of her graphic memoir TOMBOY!

RSVP on Facebook!

Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-8688

Summer Glau goes Mega!

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MegaCon is pleased to announce that Summer Glau (Firefly / Arrow) will be in attendance for MegaCon 2015.

Saturday and Sunday appearance only

MegaCon 2015 will be held April 10th-12th, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building Halls A4-B4. Tickets for MegaCon 2015 will be going on sale Monday, October 13th, 2014. Three Day and Saturday only passes for MegaCon 2015 will be available on a limited basis.

For more info on MegaCon check out the website.

MA – Odyssey Kids Comic Con 2014

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Zack Giallongo and Ben Hatke appear at Odyssey Bookshop on Saturday October 11th at 2:00 pm!

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo, is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. He presents his new book: Stratford Zoo Presents Macbeth.

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo… until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.

Ian Lendler’s hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.

Ben Hatke has published comic stories in the Flight series as well as Flight Explorer. In addition to writing and drawing comics, he also paints in the naturalist tradition and, occasionally, performs one-man fire shows. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and a boisterous pack of daughters. He is thr author of the Zita The Spacegirl Series.

Zita The Spacegirl
Zita’s life took a cosmic left turn in the blink of an eye.
When her best friend is abducted by an alien doomsday cult, Zita leaps to the rescue and finds herself a stranger on a strange planet. Humanoid chickens and neurotic robots are shocking enough as new experiences go, but Zita is even more surprised to find herself taking on the role of intergalactic hero. Before long, aliens in all shapes and sizes don’t even phase her. Neither do ancient prophecies, doomed planets, or even a friendly con man who takes a mysterious interest in Zita’s quest.

Zita the Spacegirl is a fun, captivating tale of friendship and redemption from Flight veteran Ben Hatke. It also has more whimsical, eye-catching, Miyazaki-esque monsters than you can shake a stick at.

RSVP on Facebook!

Odyssey Bookshop
9 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 534-7307

Image Comics Schedule & Exclusives at NYCC 2014

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Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).

*TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only.  There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings. 

Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.

THURSDAY, 10/9
1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov

3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando

4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson

5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

FRIDAY, 10/10
10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh

11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*

1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris

2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley

4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)

5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour

6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci

SATURDAY, 10/11
10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace

11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) 

12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*

1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)

3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton

3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore

SUNDAY, 10/12
10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot

11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)

12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*

1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*

2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley

2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson

 

PANELS

Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 4 – 5PM
Location: Empire Stage 1-E
SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD

Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.

Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
Location: 1A21
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE

Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.

Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
Location: 1A14
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE

Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.

Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
Location: 1A05
MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!

From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.

Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
Location: 1A06
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT

No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
Location: 1A14
THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE

For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.

Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
Location: 1A10
ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS

Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
Location: 1A10
IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE

All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.

 

EXCLUSIVES

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A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con

Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.

EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
- ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
- BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
- SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
- WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
- PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
- EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)  

EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS: 
- C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)

EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
- NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)

For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!

Hero Initiative at NYCC 2014

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th St. on October 9-12.

Legendary writer and editor Denny O’Neil will be at the con on FRIDAY only and will be doing his ONLY signing appearance at the Hero booth from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This the ONLY place you can get Denny’s signature, so don’t miss out. Get to booth number N104-106 EARLY!

Hero is honored to be part of the Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC party as well! Fans 21 and older are invited to show up at Stitch at 247 W. 37th St (at 8th Ave.) and hang out and have a cocktail with Scott Snyder, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Tim Seeley and MANY more top creators! The $10 cover at the door benefits Hero. BE THERE with your photo ID, please!

And Hero’s Uncanny X-Men Project 100 is at the con! Pick up your copy at the Hero Initiative booth and get it signed by artists at the con including Rafael Albuquerque, David Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Mike Choi, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Derek Fridolfs, Agnes Garbowska, Chris Giarrusso, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Jimenez, Bob Larkin, Pamela Lovas, David Mack, Mike McKone, Al Milgrom, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, and Bill Sienkiewicz! Copies are available in hardcover at $25 and softcover at $13 while supplies last.

Check out our Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor who will be collection donations for our worthy cause! Jay Anacleto, Reilly Brown, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Scott Kolins, Mike McKone, Bob McLeod,Carlo Pagulayan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Valerio Schiti, Steven Segovia, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam, Phillip Tan, Fred van Lente, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will be flying the Hero flag. Stop by their booths and do the right thing!

Art attached: Multiversity Comics party flier

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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