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  • OR – Convergence Signing

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    Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics, appears for a signing at Things From Another World. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issues of this exciting new series and get them signed by Jeff Parker.

    Copies of Convergence: Shazam! #1, Convergence: Hawkman #1 and the latest issue of Batman ’66 will be available for purchase at the event.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Things From Another World
    2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 284-4693

    OR – Linework NW Opening Party

    Daniel Clowes, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt, and Jay Howell appear at Hellion Gallery on Friday, April 17th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm! RSVP on Facebook!

    Press Release:

    Linework NW is back for round 2! Come celebrate the triumphant return of Portland’s premier comics and illustration festival at our opening reception on Friday, April 17th at Hellion Gallery from 6:00-10:00pm. Enjoy beer by the local brew heroes at Gigantic while perusing prints and original work from our esteemed special guests:

    DANIEL CLOWES
    one of the great voices of contemporary American literature and a legendary artist and draftsman. Clowes is the creator of Eightball, an anthology of personal work that consistently raised the bar of comics art and literature over its impressive 17–year run. It was in these pages that many of Clowes’ graphic novels were first serialized, including Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, David Boring, and Ghost World, which was adapted to film by Terry Zwigoff in 2001 with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Clowes. Linework NW is extraordinarily honored to be hosting the official world premiere of The Complete Eightball 1–18 (Fantagraphics Books) at our festival.

    LISA HANAWALT
    a prolific cartoonist and illustrator known for her colorful and hilarious work. A Co-Producer and Production Designer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, Hanawalt is also a frequent contributor to publications such as The Believer, Lucky Peach magazine, and The New York Times, and the author of the collection My Dirty Dumb Eyes (Drawn and Quarterly). A prolific and wide-ranging creator, Hanawalt also serves as co-host of the bi-weekly podcast Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller. Lisa Hanawalt will make you blush, through either the sheer beauty of her craft, or her deft ability to tell dirty jokes.

    JAY HOWELL
    an animator, illustrator, and character designer whose work can be seen everywhere from Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig (where Howell serves as Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Art Director) and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers to fine art galleries such as Slow Culture and FFDG. Well known for his distinctive drawings of spindly-legged punks, dogs, skateboards, and cool times, Howell is also the creator and animator of the Classic Tales series of interviews from Vans. With a body of work that evokes both simple beauty and thrashing chaos, Jay Howell is a champion to professional artists and those who doodle in the margins of notebooks alike.

    LISA CONGDON
    a fine artist, author, and illustrator who well-known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, and hand lettering. A self-described “late bloomer,” Congdon began her artistic career after working for years as an educator and has achieved extraordinary success, working with an array of high-profile clients including MoMA, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and the Obama campaign. Lisa is also the author of many books, including Art, Inc; Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip, and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, Fortune Favors the Brave (Chronicle) will be released later this year. Congdon’s background as an educator continues to influence her artistic practice. She has made a name for herself as a guide and inspiration to those following their passion and pursuing a career in art.

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    For more information about the festival, please visit www.lineworknw.com

    Hellion Gallery
    19 NW 5th Ave, Suite #208, Portland OR 97209

    MegaCon joins with Fan Expo

    MegaConBanner2MegaCon gets sold to Canada’s Fan Expo, becomes MegaCon Orlando!

    Article Via the Orlando Business Journal

    Read it all HERE!

    Boston Comic Con 2015 Adds Guests

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    Boston Comic Con has added several guest comic creators, both returning friends and brand new additions, for the 2015 convention! Come meet them at the Seaport World Trade Center on July 31 – August 2. Joining us are:

    • Nick Bradshaw: Guardians of the Galaxy, Wolverine and the X-Men
    • Eric Canete: Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin, Amazing Spider-Man, Tron: Legacy
    • Erica Henderson: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, The Best Thing
    • Phil Noto: Black Widow, Uncanny X-Force, Thunderbolts
    • Dan Panosian: Conan/Red Sonja, G.I. Combat, X-Factor Forever
    • Andrew C. Robinson: The Fifth Beatle, Justice League United, Hawkman
    • Tim Sale: Captain America: White, Daredevil: Yellow, Batman: The Long Halloween
    • Babs Tarr: Batgirl

    Previously announced guests include: Stan Lee, Hayley Atwell, Robin Lord Taylor, Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Stacey Lee, Laura Martin, Yanick Paquette, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, Joshua Williamson, Brian Azzarello, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, Dave Johnson, Joe Prado, Amy Reeder, Stephane Roux, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, and more!

    *Please note Sean G. Murphy will not be appearing as previously announced. Boston Comic Con apologizes for the error and any confusion.

    **Our condolences to the family and friends of Herb Trimpe on his untimely passing.

    Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

    About Boston Comic Con:
    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Hulk Hogan: Uncut at MegaCon 2015

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    MegaCon is pleased to announce that professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan will be taking part in a special event, Hulk Hogan: Uncut, moderated by the “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart. Get to hear behind the scenes stories from Hulk Hogan’s career and life on the road, with a special fan Q&A with Hulk Hogan.

    This special 90 minute event, will take place on Saturday, April 11th in the Valencia Ballroom A-C from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. This is a Special Event, and requires a separate admission ticket to attend. MegaCon wristband required. No autographs will be given out at this event.

    Don’t wait, tickets are limited and are on sale now. Visit MegaCon’s website to purchase.

    Hulkamaniacs Package: LIMITED
    Cost: $150.00
    Includes: (1) VIP Hulk Hogan Badge, Personal Meet and Greet with Hulk Hogan after the main event (Room Location TBD), (1) Personal Photo Op with Hulk Hogan with your own camera and VIP seating in the first (3) rows.

    Champions Seating: Reserved Seating in Rows 4-6
    Cost: $60.00

    General Admission:
    Cost: $40.00

    Family Four-Pack: General Admission Seating
    Cost: $125.00

    OR – Bandette: Stealers Keepers Signing

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    Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover appear at Powell’s Books on Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 pm to sign BANDETTE vol. 2!

    Bandette returns to steal readers’ hearts once again! The teenaged master burglar has thrown down the gauntlet with the Great Thieving Race, and friendly rival Monsieur has stepped in to take the challenge. Bandette, Volume 2: Stealers, Keepers! (Dark Horse) is the second charming collection of the award-winning digital series from author Paul Tobin and illustrator Colleen Coover.

    Powell’s City of Books
    3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
    503-228-4651

    NC – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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    Jill Thompson, Jason Howard, and many more appear at Acme Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!

    This year’s festivities will include:

    -Our first ever Free Comic Book Day exclusive variant for Marvel’s Secret Wars #0!

    -Visiting artists in the Sketch Pavilion!
    –Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues
    –Ryan Browne – God Hates Astronauts
    Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Voltron
    Dan dos Santos – Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
    –Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Mini Marvels
    –Stephen Green – Cafe Racer
    –Jason Howard – Trees, Super Dinosaur
    –Emi Lenox – Emitown, Plutona
    –Gregg Schigiel – Pix: One Weirdest Weekend
    –Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Voltron Force
    Jill Thompson – Beasts of Burden, Sandman

    -Facepainting by Munchie & Me!

    -T-shirts & limited edition prints from Death by Ink!

    -Fan Film Festival at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema!

    -Pub-style trivia after-hours!

    -Cosplay contest!

    -Door prizes!

    -Apparel sale at Acme Comics Presents!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Acme Comics
    2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    336-574-2263

    NC – Convergence: Shazam #1 Signing

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    Writer Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, Aquaman) and illustrator Evan Shaner (Flash Gordon, Buddy Cops) appear at Acme Comics on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Acme Comics
    2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    336-574-2263

    OH – FCBD: Donatello Signs

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    Press Release:

    It’s Free Comic Book Day! Get ready for free comics! We’ll have thousands to give away this year and as always we’ll have a van load of fun!

    Guest of Honor:
    Jeremy Howard is joining us for our 2015 FCBD celebration! He appeared in the films Sydney White, Galaxy Quest, Accepted, and most recently Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where he performed the motion capture and voice for Donatello! Cowabunga!

    Special Guest Artist:
    Val Staples

    Featured Publisher:
    Josh Blaylock – Devils Due Publishing
    Stephen Snyder-Hill
    Dirk Manning
    Matthew Swift
    Eric Palicki
    Daniel Boyd
    William Bitner
    Sean & Steph Forney
    Molly Durst
    JD Larabee
    Molly Durst
    Michael Neno
    Jamie Snell
    Michael Anthony Carroll
    Seth Lyons

    Art Explorer Post Program

    Live Podcasters:
    Packrat Podcast
    Basement Fodder

    Food:
    Mikey’s Late Night Slice

    Activities:
    Free Packrat Comics FCBD screen printing on your own shirt – or buy one of ours for a small fee!

    Costume Contest

    Whose Line Is It Anyway featuring Tea Time with Deadpool

    Pizza Eating Contest

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Packrat Comics
    3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 527-8450

    TCAF Kids Day 2015 Guests & Schedule Announced

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    Press Release:

    The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to announce TCAF KIDS DAY 2015, which will see the addition of TCAF Featured Guests Matt Holm & Jenni Holm, and an exclusive promotional poster by Gurihiru!

    Featuring some of the best and brightest kids-comic creators in the industry, TCAF KIDS DAY is a stand-alone event that takes place on Saturday, May 9th, from 10am to 4:30pm. It takes place just down the street from TCAF, about 10 minutes walk, at St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor Street East. TCAF Kids Day is a great place to view large-format presentations by favourite TCAF Guests, and take part in crafts, activities, and storytimes, and purchase books from your favourite authors! Owlkids, Toronto Public Library, and Little Island Comics will be on hand all day to take part in the fun!

    Welcoming Jenni Hom & Matt Holm!
    We’re thrilled to announce that Jenni Holm & Matt Holm, the amazing sister & brother team behind the bestselling Babymouse and Squish book series’ will be returning to TCAF to kick off our day with their popular presentation! Jenni and Matt last visited TCAF in 2012, and they were just so awesome we had to have them back! Our thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for supporting their trip!

    Their presentation will be followed throughout the day by a who’s who of great kid, tween, and teen creators, including Kean Soo (Jellaby), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama, Sisters) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), George O’Connor (Zeus: King of the Gods), and all the way from Japan, Gurihiru (Avatar: The Last Airbender comics).

    TCAF Kids Day Schedule:
    10am-4:30pm: Event opens! Drop-in crafts, projects, and presentations all day!
    10:30am-11:30am: Jenni Holm & Matt Holm present: Get Graphic with Babymouse & Squish!
    11:45am-12:45pm: Kean Soo presents: Making Comics with Kean!
    1pm-2:15pm: Raina Telgemeier & Dave Roman present: Comics Dance Party!
    2:30pm-3:15pm: George O’Connor presents: Getting Mythological!
    3:30pm-4:15pm: Gurihiru will be drawing and chatting, live!

    TCAF Kids Day Poster by Gurihiru!
    We have a special treat for everyone too! The amazing creative team Gurihiru (two awesome ladies from Japan, working under one name) have produced a special poster celebrating TCAF Kids Day programming, and really everything that’s fantastic about comic books! We are seriously blown away by this image, and we thank Gurihiru for doing such an amazing job on it! This image will be printed as a poster and made available for purchase at TCAF and TCAF Kids Day.

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