MICE Returns for 2014

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MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.

MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.

This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.

MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org

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CA – Yumi Sakugawa Signing

ys-txYumi Sakugawa signs at Skylight Books on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

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Please join us as one of Skylight Books’ favorite (and best-selling) artists celebrates the launch of her newest book.

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe erases the boundaries of the standard self-help book and sets you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Inside you will find nine metaphysical lessons set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations and dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.

Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. She is a regular comic contributor to The Rumpus and Wonderhowto.com, and her short comic stories “Mundane Fortunes for the Next Ten Billion Years” and “Seed Bomb” were selected as Notable Comics of 2012 and 2013 respectively by the Best American Comics series editors (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Her comics have also appeared in Bitch, the Best American Non­Required Reading 2014, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in southern California. Visit her on the web at www.yumisakugawa.com.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

MELISSA McBRIDE is making her very first Spooky Empire Appearance

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The Walking Dead’s MELISSA McBRIDE is making her very first Spooky Empire appearance

Saturday and Sunday ONLY!

Get your advance tickets and VIP packages today and meet “Carol” from The Walking Dead at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, October 25-26 in Orlando, FL!

Visit our site www.spookyempire.com for tickets and more details!

MA – Banned Books Week Event

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BBWRainaLargeJoin the Brookline Public Library on Thursday September 25th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM for a panel discussion with comics creators, critics, librarians and journalists Brigid Alverson (Comic Book Resources, Good Comics for Kids), Katherine Dacey (The Manga Critic), Zack Giallongo (Broxo), and Jennie Wood (Flutter).  We’ll talk about how creators consider intended audience, the state of challenges to comics today, and how libraries build and maintain comics collections that support everyone’s freedom to read. Bring your questions and we’ll answer everything we can!

Brigid Alverson has been reading comics for as long as she can remember, and she has been writing about them since 2005. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of a small city by the day and pursues comics journalism in her off hours. She writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, Publishers Weekly, Comic Book Resources, and Good E-Reader.com and is a daily blogger at Robot 6. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

Katherine Dacey has been writing about comics since 2006, first as the Senior Manga Editor at PopCultureShock, then at Good Comics for Kids and her own site, The Manga Critic. Ms. Dacey lives and works in Boston, MA.

Zack Giallongo is a professional cartoonist, cheese enthusiast, and amateur banjo-ist. Raised in the Northeast, he has a deep and instinctual love of apples, Fall, ancient gravestones, and old, crooked buildings. Although he loves all creatures great and small, his stint as an Illustration major at the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth sent him down the path of comic craftsmanship rather than being a ranger or a zookeeper. His first solo graphic novel, Broxo is about teenage barbarians and was published in 2012. It hit #4 on the NYT Bestsellers list.

Jennie Wood is the creator and writer of Flutter, a comic series. Flutter, Volume One: Hell Can Wait, the first graphic novel in the series, is available on 215 Ink. The Advocate calls Flutter one of the best LGBT graphic novels of 2013. She is also a contributor to the award-winning, New York Times best-selling comic anthology, FUBAR, Singularity, and Vic Boone: Bourbon and Buckshot anthologies. She is a graphic novel instructor for Grub Street and writes non-fiction features for the educational website, infoplease.com. On September 4, 2014, 215 Ink published her YA novel, A Boy Like Me, a story of a boy trapped in the body of a girl who falls in love and learns what it means to be a man. She recently recorded original songs to go with it. An excerpt of the novel has been published in the December 2013 issue of Provocateur Literary Magazine. Jennie worked on A Boy Like Me while participating in Grub Street’s year-long Novel Incubator program and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Jennie is one of Go Magazine’s Women We Love for 2013.

Robin Brenner (our very own Teen Librarian) is our moderator for this panel. When not presenting programs and reading guidance, she writes features for publications including VOYA, The Horn Book, Library Journal, and Knowledge Quest. She is an active member of YALSA and has served on awards committees including the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award and the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards in 2007. She is the editor-in-chief of the graphic novel review website No Flying No Tights.

Check out Banned Books Week for more information about the whole week nationwide, and check out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund for more information on comics, censorship, and how to join the fight!

The Public Library of Brookline
361 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 730-2370

Sergio Cariello to attend Winter Garden Wonderfest

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Sergio Cariello to attend Winter Garden Wonderfest

Cariello has been illustrating comics since 1992. At DC he worked on Superman, Wonder woman,Batman, Green Arrow, Azrael and others. Also drew for Marvel on iconic characters such as Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Hulk, Avengers and Conan. Taught several courses at the Joe Kubert School over 7 years. Penciled and inked Eisner nominated The Lone Ranger series, also Awarded Best Western Comic Book of the Year by True West Magazine’s Best of the West 2009 Source Book. Recently worked from Larry Hama’s script of GI Joe for IDW and collaborated with Lee Week’s Daredevil “Dark Nights” for Marvel. He’s also illustrated “Son of Samson Manga series for Zondervan Publishers and the Award winner, Best Selling juvenile book” Action Bible” for David C. Cook. Currently illustrating new stories for “The Christ” for Kingstone Media and Biblical Curriculum for Calvary and New Series for David C Cook Publisher , among other gigs here and there.

For mor information on Wonderfest check out the website HERE!

TX – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of her new book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

IL – An Age of License Launch Party

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Lucy Knisley (Relish) appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 pm to sign her new book from Fantagraphics, AN AGE OF LICENSE!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IN – THOR #1 Signing

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Writer Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Amazing X-Men, Scalped) appears to sign THOR #1 and local writer Christina Blanch signs the first issue of The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood at Alter Ego Comics on Saturday, October 4th from noon till 4:00 pm!

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Alter Ego Comics
111 E. Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305
765-282-5297

PalmCon adds the Floor Layout

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The Palm Beach County Comic Book & Collectibles Show

PalmCon is Palm Beach County’s Largest Comic Event! Now in its fourth year PalmCon is expanding from a one day event to a TWO DAY celebration!

PalmCon 2014 is taking place on September 27th and 28th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401

http://www.palmcon.net

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Artist Alley/Fan Tables
1 PBC Library System
2 Erick Marquez
3 Keke Illustrations
4 Joe Fauvel
5 George Moss

6 Art by Sabina
7 Rolf Dorisca Art Studio
8 KJC Images
9 Usri’s art
10 LocoDuck Studios

11 Danielle Gransaull
12 Hot Damn Arts
13 Erika Taguchi-Newton
14 Ginger Anne London
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16 South Florida Brown Coats
17 1701st Fleet
18 Mandel Public Library
19 On A planet Named Up in the Sky
20 Time and Tide Publishing

Vendor Tables
21 Doctor Rob
22 Doctor Rob
23 Doctor Rob
24 Doctor Rob
25 Doctor Rob
26 Doctor Rob
27 Doctor Rob

28 Hanami Sakura
29 Mark Who 42
30 Klassic Komix
31 Sean’s Comics

32 Glen Cohen Books
33 Glen Cohen Books

34 CJs Comics
35 CJs Comics
36 CJs Comics

37 Irving Santiago
38 Irving Santiago
39 Irving Santiago

100 Block
101 NEHS
102 NEHS
103 NEHS
104 NEHS
105 Ella Kate Boutique
106 A Friend Shawls
107 A Design Geek
108 Share Local Art

200 Block
201 Past Present Future Comics
202 Past Present Future Comics
203 Past Present Future Comics
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206 Past Present Future Comics
207 Past Present Future Comics
208 Past Present Future Comics

300 Block
301 Charm Creativity
302 Toy Guyz
303 Pixel Armor
304 Like A Cat
305 Past & Present Comics
306 Past & Present Comics
307 Funky Dead Trees
308 Wicked Toys & Collectibles

400 Block
401 Cosplay for Jedi
402 Nathan Szerdy
403 Jennifer Crumpler
404 Rob Reep Art
405 Inverse Press
406 The Art of Abbazia
407 Think Alike
408 Oops Comic Adventure
409 Hooligans
410 The Pocket Shop

500 Block
501 DMAC Digital Media Arts College
502 JD Netto
503 JD Netto
504 Fuenmayor Art
505 KP Sparkle Boutique
506 Dno’s Collectibles
507 Humphrey Ching
508 Zipper Tan
509 Mervyn McKoy
510 LASIK Vision Institute

600 Block
601 Ransom Designs
602 Idea Storm
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604 One-Stop-Comic-Shop
605 The Dragon’s Treasure Chest
606 Mike’s Comics
607 Video Game Planet
608 Steve-O’s Collectibles
609 J & Mel’s Comics and
Action Figures
610 Pop Culture Playground

700 Quad
701 Kechal Comics (Kevin Joseph)
702 Creature Entertainment
703 Resistance Entertainment
704 Super Conventions

800 Quad
801 Heroes & Villains
802 Sign Zeppelin
803 Minimeki
804 Heroes & Villains

900 Block
901 Mario’s Comics
902 Rebel Imprint
903 Klassic Komix
904 Rat’s Toys
905 Lisa’s Mom
906 Personally Yours
907 Plastic U Like
908 Zoltan’s Comics

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1008
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1100 Block
1101 3D Me
1102 Theresa Dawn
1003 JDT Productions
1004 JDT Productions
1105 A Flawless Image
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1007 Tusk
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Other Locations

Georgette Pressler – Face Painter

The 501st

The Mandalorian Mercs

The TARDIS

The Batmobile

Setallth Mobile Gaming

The Time & Tide Car

Pow Wow Radio (in Loby)

CA – Big Red Comics Grand Opening Party

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Todd Nauck, Mike Kunkel, Drew Johnson, Tony Brescini, Lori Hanson, Brett Nance and Debbie Hogan appears at Big Red Comics’ new store on Saturday September 13th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM!

Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
(714) 650-0813

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