Big Planet Comics is excited to welcome National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature and bestselling comic book creator Gene Luen Yang for a signing on Monday, April 10th at 6:00 PM!
Gene Yang is the creator of American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and the writer of Avatar: The Last Airbender, New Super-Man, Secret Coders, The Shadow Hero, and many more. Gene Yang was recently appointed the fifth National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader.
As the National Ambassador, he has also started the Reading Without Walls challenge for all readers.
More information about Gene Yang’s books, his ambassadorship, and the Reading Without Walls challenge can be found on his website.
Readers are encouraged to bring their copies of Gene’s books to be signed, but copies will also be available for purchase at the event.
Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009
Join Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Super-hero Girl, Friends with Boys) and Shannon Hale (Princess Academy, Books of Bayern) on Friday, April 7th at 7:00 PM for a discussion about Faith’s new graphic novel, The Stone Heart, book two in her Nameless City series.
Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself.
To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he’s stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City. . . . But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war?
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Stone Heart from The King’s English.
The King’s English
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
March 29, 2017 by Joe Fauvel
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Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys) appears on Thursday, April 6th at 4:00 PM in conversation with Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl) to celebrate the publication of The Stone Heart, the second installment in the Nameless City trilogy from First Second Books.
A Children’s Place Bookstore
1423 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97212
Initiated as a pilot program at the time Gene Luen Yang was appointed National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, “Reading Without Walls,” a program to expand the range of books that children read, will launch and become an annual event beginning in April. The program will promote diversity and open readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. In this divided time in our nation’s history, “Reading Without Walls” is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things. In addition to speaking about this terrific new program, Mr. Yang will sign copies of his latest book in the “Secret Coders series,” SECRETS AND SEQUENCES!
About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
IDW and WonderCon head to Anaheim, CA this weekend for the fan-favorite 3-day convention! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st to April 2nd IDW will be set up all weekend long at booth #1109. In addition to big signings and essential panels throughout the weekend, IDW will also be hosting Traveling Stories at their booth, a San Diego-based nonprofit committed to spreading literacy through community engagement.
Be sure to stop by the IDW booth for all of your Convention Exclusive needs, as we’ll be stocked up on all of the must-have variant editions only available at the booth:
- Batman/TMNT Adventures #5 Kevin Eastman B&W Variant – $10 each
- Ghostbusters 101 #1 Con Exclusive Photo Variant – $10 each
- Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Movie Adaptation Tom Scioli Variant – $10 each
- Wynonna Earp “Deluxe Pack” of comics – $25 each
- Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition Variant cover edition, signed & numbered by Joe Sinnott – $150 each
- Ditko Unleashed special edition with slipcase and additional book (Ditko Index) – $120 each
Throughout the weekend come by for incredible signings featuring amazing talent including cast members from the smash-hit show Wynonna Earp, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator and guest of the show, Kevin Eastman!
Friday March 31st
1:00 – 2:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Chris Ryall, Nyambi Nyambi
2:00 – 3:00 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Arvind Ethan David, Chris Ryall
3:00 – 4:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe – Chris Mowry
3:30 – 4:30 Insufferable – Mark Waid
4:00 – 5:00 The Biggest Bang – D.J. Kirkbride
5:00 – 6:00 Transformers – John Barber, Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
5:00 – 6:00 M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
6:00 – 7:00 G.I. Joe – Aubrey Sitterson
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek – Scott Tipton
Saturday April 1st
10:00 – 11:00 Back To The Future – John Barber
10:00 – 11:00 Edward Scissorhands – Drew Rausch
11:00 – 12:00 Love is Love HOUR ONE – Daniel Beals, Elsa Charretier, Christos Gage, Sterling Gates, Marc Guggenheim
12: 00 – 1:00 Love is Love HOUR TWO – Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, James Tynion IV, Joshua Yehl
1:00 – 3:00 Wynonna Earp – Kate Drummond, Tim Rozon, Alexandra Zarowny
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott
3:00 – 4:00 ROM – Christos Gage, Chris Ryall
4:00 – 5:00 The X-Files: Deviations – Amy Chu, Cat Staggs
5:00 – 7:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
Sunday April 2nd
10:00 – 11:00 God Is Disappointed In You – Mark Russell
11:00 – 12:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe – Chris Mowry
12:00 – 2:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Bobby Curnow (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
2:00 – 3:00 Powerpuff Girls – Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman
3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Cecil Castellucci, Sina Grace, Nyambi Nyambi
And join us throughout the weekend at these panels!
FIND YOUR HERO with IDW PUBLISHING’s WonderCon panel!
Friday, 3/31/17, 4:30p.m. – 5:30p.m., Room: 213
On the lookout for your new favorite comic? Want to hear what’s next from the company that publishes everything from Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Trek to Back to the Future? Then don’t miss this panel, where Chris Ryall, David Hedgecock, Sarah Gaydos, Aubrey Sitterson, Scott Tipton and some VERY special guests make you an insider.
IDW Entertainment Presents: Spotlight On Wynonna Earp
Saturday, 4/1/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 208
The breakout hit of 2016 returns to WonderCon! Join the cast and crew of the show that Variety named one of 2016’s Best New Shows as they reveal what’s in store for season two!
IDW Portfolio Review
Saturday, 4/1/17, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 206
An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A Shell of a Good Time Panel Bonanza
Saturday, 4/1/17, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 213
The current TMNT brain trust of Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz and Bobby Curnow discuss the Turtles’ past, present and the threat from Dimension X looming in their future! Also announcing new creators and TMNT projects for 2017 and beyond!
IDW’s Archival Artbooks Panel
Saturday, 4/1/17, 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m., Room: 208
IDW has been blazing the way in Archival collections, from Artist’s Editions to the Marvel Artist’s Select books and beyond! Join IDW’s Greg Goldstein, Chris Ryall, and Scott Dunbier, and more special guests to discuss what’s come so far and, most importantly, what’s coming next!
IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics Panel
Sunday, 4/2/17, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 213
IDW is the home for the best comics for fans of all ages, from My Little Pony to Skylanders to Disney and the Ninja Turtles. Not only will there be free comics for kids but also fun, and insightful details on all of the many kids comics, courtesy of editors extraordinaire Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow! And don’t forget kids, come with questions for the panel on how to make your VERY OWN COMICS!
The MASSive Comic Con returns to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on Saturday June 24th & Sunday 25th for more comic book and pop culture fun!
Artist Alley is packed with the some of the best talent in the comics industry, including Writers, Artists and Publishers. Our guests will be available for sketches, commissions and autographs, as well as participating on panel discussions and workshops! Guests include:
- Amanda Conner; artist/writer Harley Quinn, SuperZero
- Jimmy Palmiotti: writer Harley Quinn, SuperZero
- Stephane Roux; artist Zatanna
- Megan Hutchison; artist Rockstars
- Tim Townsend; artist/inker Doctor Strange
- Dave Johnson; artist DC, Marvel
- Paul Mounts; artist/colorist DC, Marvel, Image
- Cully Hamner; artist Blue Beetle, Red
- Billy Tucci; artist/writer Crusade Fine Arts, Shi
- Nelson Faro DeCastro; artist DC, Marvel
- Frank Tieri; writer DC, Marvel
- Ming Doyle; artist DC, Marvel
- Jonathan Glapion; artist/inker Reborn
- John Gallagher; artist The Flash
- Robert Pope; artist Peanuts
- Robert Atkins; artist GI Joe
- Alex Saviuk; artist Spider-Man
- Agnes Garbowska; artist DC Super Hero Girls
- Amanda Deibert; writer Wonder Woman ’77
- Cat Staggs; artist Adventures of Supergirl, Crosswind
- John Timms; artist Harley Quinn
- Kenneth Rocafort; artist Superman
- Mark McKenna; artist Combat Jacks
- Christy Blanch; writer Aw Yeah Comics
- Franco; artist Tiny Titans
- Scoot; artist Aw Yeah Comics
- Brian Atkins; artist Family Graves
- Ed Smith; artist Tellos tribute book
- Ben Bishop; artist The Aggregate
- Sal Otero; artist TMNT, Until We Sleep
- Ron Leary; artist Heavy Metal
- Hyunsung “Creees” Lee; artist Freelance art & Design
- Scott Hamilton; artist Custom Caricatures
- Chris Campana; writer/artist First World
- Bill Walko; artist The Hero Business
- Bob Salley; writer/creator Salvagers
- Jeff Kline; writer/producer/publisher Darby Pop Publishing
For this year’s Star Wars Celebration, which comes to the Orange County Convention Center on April 13-16, more talented Star Wars artists than ever before were considered for inclusion in the Celebration Art Show, one of the event’s most popular features. To qualify, artists must have previously created Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm or for a Lucasfilm licensee. Though each was well-established and highly-regarded in the Star Wars community, a select number had to be chosen to keep the Art Show at Celebration a reasonable size.
To answer the challenge of selecting a limited number of artists from such a large, capable field, Lucasfilm’s Celebration team brought together an A-list of Lucasfilm talent, including experts in Star Wars characters and continuity, to do the judging. While the competition was fierce, a final set of artists were selected to participate in the 2017 Celebration Art Show – a big congratulations to the following artists:
- Adrianna Vanderstelt
- Alex Buechel
- Brad Hudson
- Brent Woodside
- Brent Woodside
- Brian DeGuire
- Brian Miller
- Brian Rood
- Chris Dee
- Chris Reiff
- Chris Trevas
- Cryssy Cheung
- Danny Haas
- Drew Baker
- Erik Maell
- Jake Murray
- Jason Palmer
- Jason W. Christman
- Jeff Carlisle
- Jerry Vanderstelt
- Joe Corroney
- Joe Hogan
- Joshua Smith
- Katie Cook
- Lee Kohse
- Lin Zy Busch
- Malcolm Tween
- Matt Busch
- Randy Martinez
- Russell Walks
- Scott Harben
- Stephen Hayford
- William O’Neill
For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.starwarscelebration.com
Pictured art: I Am No Jedi by Danny Haas
Cartoonist and game designer Jen Vaughn appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday April 1st from 4-8PM to celebrate the release of her new comic, AVERY FATBOTTOM 2: Renaissance Fair Detective.
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Vancouver artist and Eisner Award winning graphic novelist Faith Erin Hicks appears on Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 PM in conversation with Seattle’s Ms. Marvel creator G. Willow Wilson to celebrate the publication of The Stone Heart, the second installment in the Nameless City trilogy from First Second Books.
Faith Erin Hicks, who started out in webcomics, has pushed many graphic novels, including Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), and the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl.
Stranger Genius Award winning writer G. Willow Wilson writes the Hugo Award-winning Ms. Marvel and other comics. She is also a journalist and a prose writer whose books include The Butterfly Mosque and Alif the Unseen.
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122