CA – Stinky Cecil Signing

Meet Stinky Cecil author and cartoonist Paige Braddock for a special event and book signing on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM! Hear Braddock talk about and read from her newest book, Stinky Cecil in Mudslide Mayhem, and get your favorite Stinky Cecil books signed. Kids get free admission!

Also, have fun with hands-on activities to learn more about our environment with LandPaths. Explore some live pond creatures with the City of Santa Rosa Water Department, meet real worms, make frog and toad crafts, and enjoy free giveaways for all kids along with a chance to win prizes!

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

Indy PopCon presents WIL WHEATON!

Indy PopCon presents WIL WHEATON!

From Stand By Me to Star Trek: The Next Generation to Geek & Sundry to The Big Bang Theory and so much more, Wil represents the best of what it means to be a geek. Come meet Wil June 9th and 10th ONLY at Indy PopCon: https://goo.gl/DMDsG5

Ben Affleck will visit Fan Expo Dallas!

Batman’s Ben Affleck will be joining FAN EXPO Dallas on Saturday April 7th! Special tickets and Photo ops will be on sale tomorrow at 10 AM – quantities are limited and will sell out!

Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He began his career as a child and starred in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi in 1984, before a second run in 1988. He later appeared in the independent coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993) and various Kevin Smith films, including Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). Affleck gained wider recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Good Will Hunting (1997), which they also starred in. He then established himself as a leading man in studio films, including the disaster drama Armageddon (1998), the romantic comedy Forces of Nature (1999), the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), and the thriller Changing Lanes (2002).

Get your FAN EXPO Dallas tickets today: https://www.fanexpodallas.com/en/buy-tickets/admission.html

MICE 2018 Opens Exhibitor Applications

Exhibitor Applications for the 2018 Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) are now open! They will close Monday April 23rd (in 3 weeks). Please be sure to read the guidelines and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions!

Apply at the link…

 

IL – Archival Quality Signing

Steenz, artist on the new original graphic novel Archival Quality from Oni Press, signs at Fantasy Books & Games on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM!

After losing her job at the library, Celeste Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she’s never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for help– As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out-the job is becoming dangerous, but she can’t let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she’s still trying to save herself? Written by Ivy Noelle Weir and art by Steenz.

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Fantasy Books and Games
1977 W US Highway 50, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
(618) 624-0920

FL – Katie Cook Signing

Disney Artist Katie Cook appears at WonderGround Gallery on Saturday, March 31st from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Several pieces of Katie’s work will be on display and available for purchase.

Katie Cook is a comic artist and writer that hails from the mitten state (as is Michigan, not that she is in the state of being a mitten). She is the creator of the comic Gronk: A Monster’s Story as well as working on IDW’s smash-hit My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She has also done work for Marvel, DC, Disney, LucasFilm, Fraggle Rock, and many other companies. She also wrote some books about mean cats that people seem to like.

Disney Springs Marketplace
Buena Vista Dr., Orlando, FL 32830

Dark Horse Announces C2E2 2018 Exclusives & Schedule

Press Release: 

Dark Horse is proud to announce its selection of exclusive merchandise available at C2E2! We have two new gorgeous convention exclusive variant covers set to debut: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 and Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1.

All exclusive merchandise will be available at the Dark Horse booth (#619) for all of C2E2 2018. Please note, there will be a fixed number of exclusives set aside for each day of the convention.

Check out the full roster of Dark Horse’s convention exclusives, along with quantity and price, below!

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive (Frank Miller) Gold Foil 

The Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 Convention Exclusive’s cover is made of thick cover stock with metallic gold foil stamping highlights.

$15.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 Convention Exclusive (James Stokoe)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1 Convention Exclusive (Rafael Albuquerque)

$5.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000

Limit of 5 per person per day

  

American Gods: Shadows #1 C2E2 Exclusive (Scott Hampton)

$5.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

American Gods: My Ainsel #1 Convention Exclusive (Christian Ward)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,000
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

American Gods: Shadows #1 Convention Exclusive (Skottie Young)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,400
Limit of 5 per person per day 

Black Hammer #1 Convention Exclusive (Fábio Moon)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 1,400
Limit of 5 per person per day

  

Henchgirl Convention Exclusive Hardcover (Kristen Gudsnuk)

$25.00
Limited Print Run of 250
Limit of 1 per person per day

Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Convention Exclusive (Daniel Warren Johnson)

$10.00
Limited Print Run of 750
Limit of 5 per person per day

SIGNING SCHEDULE

All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for 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. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.

Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.

All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

1:00 – 1:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

2:00 – 2:45 PM: HENCHGIRL, MODERN FANTASY: Kristen Gudsnuk

3:00 – 3:45 PM: ETHER, DEPT. H, MIND MGMT, PAST AWAYS, PISTOLWHIP: Matt Kindt
DEPT. H: Sharlene Kindt

4:00 – 4:45 PM: THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS: Amy Chu, Tini Howard

5:00 – 5:45 PM: AMERICAN GODS, KABUKI, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack

6:00 – 6:45 PM: LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

11:00 – 11:45 AM: SPACE MULLET!: Daniel Warren Johnson

12:00 – 12:45 PM: LIFE BETWEEN PANELS, BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE: Ethan Young

1:00 – 1:45 PM: HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

2:00 – 2:45 PM: APOCALYPTIGIRL: AN ARIA FOR THE END TIMES: Andrew MacLean

3:00 – 3:45 PM: THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, HARD BOILED: Geof Darrow

4:00 – 4:45 PM: BATTLEPUG: Mike Norton

5:00 – 5:45 PM: MISFITS OF AVALON, BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS: Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

11:00 – 11:45 AM: SCARY GODMOTHER, BEASTS OF BURDEN: Jill Thompson

12:00 – 12:45 PM: CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell

1:00 – 1:45 PM: ELFQUEST: Richard Pini, Wendy Pini

2:00 – 2:45 PM: HARROW COUNTY: Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook

PANEL SCHEDULE

Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels/# for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

4:15-5:15 PM: When the Haints Speak: A Conversation with Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook
(Location: Room S405a)

Harrow County has captivated fans and critics alike since 2015. Created by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D.), Harrow County follows the story of 18-year-old Emmy as she realizes that the ghosts, ghouls and goblins that surround Harrow County are all too real. After the townsfolk realize that Emmy has a connection with the creatures that lurk in the shadows, they put her on the run for her life. Join Bunn and Crook to reflect on this haunting southern gothic fairy tale before this award-winning series’ epic conclusion in 2018.

5:15-6:15 PM: Artists Who Write: The Creation of Comics
(Location: Room S503)

Whether it’s the adventures of a villain with a heart of gold, an underwater murder mystery, the life of a cartoonist, or anything in between, creators put a lot of thought into the sequential art that drives stories told in comics. Join Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), Ethan Young (Life Between Panels), and Matt Kindt (Dept. H) as they discuss turning an idea into a full-fledged story and how they continue to keep their writing fresh.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

12:00-1:00 PM: ElfQuest: 40 Years of Pointed Ears
(Location: Room S403)

February 2018 wraps up 40 years of ElfQuest with the biggest bang ever. Celebrate the longest-running indie fantasy comic with Wendy and Richard Pini, co-creators, writers and artist. Learn behind-the-scenes secrets that have been hidden since 1978. The newest – and final – issue of the Final Quest series is out now, before C2E2 opens, so you’ll be able to bombard Wendy and Richard with all the questions you’ve been saving up for years!

NYC – Isola #1 Signing

Writer Brenden Fletcher and artist Karl Kerschl join us from Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the launch of their brand new Image Comics series Isola #1! This is an open signing and we recommend showing up early, just to be safe. Purchase of Isola #1 is mandatory, you may get up to 3 items signed.

About Isola #1:

Childhood friends Brenden Fletcher and Eisner Award-winning storyteller Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy) reunite on the comics page with a breathtaking fantasy adventure two decades in the making! The captain of the Royal Guard has fled the capital city with the Queen of Maar, suffering under the effects of an evil spell. Captain Rook’s only hope of returning Queen Olwyn to her throne and saving the kingdom from impending war lies on an island half a world away-a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead. Recommended for fans of Studio Ghibli and the work of Hayao Miyazaki.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

DC – Am I There Yet? Signing

Cartoonist Mari Andrew appears at Sixth & I on Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 PM to present Am I There Yet?

From writer, illustrator, and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew comes Am I There Yet: The Loop-de-Loop, Zig-Zagging Journey to Adulthood. With her signature illustrations and essays, Andrew captures the feelings and comical complexities of millennials in her on-point guide to navigating adulthood.

From creating a home in a new city, to understanding the link between a good hair dryer and good self-esteem, to dealing with the depths of heartache and loss, these tales of the twentysomething document a road less traveled—a road that sometimes is just the way you’re meant to go. Organized by universal themes of becoming an adult—including loss, adventure, and ambition—each chapter shares Andrew’s personal experiences in never-before-seen essays, accompanied by illustrations.

Andrew discovered a love of doodling while working in a bakery where she took some creative license with the display case labels. When she realized she could use her hobby to connect with people, she began to chronicle her work on Instagram and quickly became a success, with over 725,000 followers to date. Book signing to follow. 

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Sixth & I
600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 408-3100

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 14th

Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, April 14th for the fifth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios! Free to the public, family friendly and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.  RSVP on Facebook!

Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage. Doors open to the public at 10am.

Special Guests:
Robert Gill – DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Andrew MacLean – Head Lopper, Image Comics
MC Esoteric & 7L – Czarface

Live music:
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
SERIES

Artists and vendors:
Adam Miller
Ali Barker Arts
Amos Madruga Art
Andrew Houle
AshBeadle Illustration
Crave Bakery & Cafe
DanamalArt
Daniel Kern
David J. Leblanc – Action Abstraction
Designs by Dennis Art
Do or Diecast
Don Mathias – Peanizles
Eric Boeker
Eric Boireau
Finar Comics
Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Inebri-Art Podcast
Jacob & Zoey Cardinal
Jason Casey
Joe Haley & TJ Dort – The UnderBurbs
Josh Morrissette
Kay’s Stained Glass
LSuperSonicQ – Robbie Short
Maura O’Connor Illustration
Mike Doherty
Montserrat College of Art
Paper Asylum Comics & Collectibles
Patt Kelley
Poetry Comix
Pretty Power Princess
Reckless Sidekick Productions
Renee Mallett
Richard Wentworth & Hadron Gospel Hour!
Sean Kiernan
SpeakEasy Donuts
Standup Comix
Suburban Bohemia
Taylor Popek – The Jellyfish Lady
The Book and Board – Comics and Gaming
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe
The Corey Press
The Painted Pastry – Aime Pope
Tom Torrey
XoWritingCo – Angela DiCicco
…and possibly a few more!

The Larcom Theatre will host the Official After-Party and Cosplay Contest of Beverly Comic Con from 8 PM – 10 PM! After enjoying a fun-filled day at Porter Mill, come over to the after-party at the theatre for a one of a kind Vaudeville show. You will see your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before!

Cosplay Burlesque | Contortion | Aerials | Cyr Wheel | Live Art and More

Come in costume! Prizes awarded to the best cosplay costume! Full bar and concession stand. 18+ Details and tickets at the link…

Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-1117

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