Plastic City Comic Con Holds Inaugural Show on July 30th

Plastic City July 2016 Flyer

Plastic City Comic Con holds their inaugural event for comics, toys and pop culture fans in North Central Massachusetts on Saturday July 30, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Leominster Veterans Memorial Center. Jam packed with comic artists, writers, creators, and vendors! FREE ADMISSION! Guests include:

  • Paul Kupperberg: Former editor of DC Comics and Weekly World News. Writer of Supergirl, Green Lantern, and Archie.
  • Joe Caramagna: Writer of Ultimate Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers Assemble. Creator of Further Adventures of Wyatt Earp.
  • Veronica Fish: Artist for the New Archie Series, Pirates of Mars, and The Wendy Project.
  • Andy Fish: Artist and Writer for several books including How to Draw Graphic Novels, Dracula’s Army, and Geeks and Greeks.
  • Joe St. Pierre: Artist for Spider-Man, Venom, Batman, Deadpool, and Transformers. He is also the creator of the New Zodiax.
  • Sean Wang: Artist for the Tick and Meltdown for Image Comics. He is also the creator of his hit Sci-Fi series Runners.
  • Rich Woodall: Writer of Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl for Dark Horse. Artist for the Zombie Bomb! Comic Anthology and creator of Johnny Raygun.

Further details and the full guest list may be found on the website at the link

MI – A2CAF Signings

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Vault of Midnight is very pleased to host the following creators for signings throughout the A2CAF weekend:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

12:00-1:00 Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper)

1:00-2:00 Cece Bell (El Deafo, Sock Monkey) & Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, Rocket & Groot)

2:00-3:00 Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales)

3:00-4:00 Ben Hatke (Nobody Likes a Goblin, Zita the Spacegirl) & Zack Giallongo (Star Wars: Ewoks, Broxo)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1:30-2:30 Nathan Hale

4:00-5:00 Kazu Kibuishi

Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-998-1413

WA – Future Quest/Cryptocracy Signing

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Comic creators Jeff Parker and Pete Woods appear at I Like Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM!

Jeff will be in promoting his new series from DC Comics, Future Quest!

Written by Jeff Parker. Art by Evan Shaner and Steve Rude.
When the adventurous and inquisitive Jonny Quest and his adoptive brother Hadji make a startling discovery in the swamplands of Florida, they are pulled into an epic struggle between the Space Rangers and a dangerous villain who threatens the galaxy. Now it’s up to the combined forces of Team Quest, Inter-Nation Security, Space Ghost, and a host of Hanna-Barbera’s greatest action heroes to stop him and save their universe!

Pete will be in promoting his new creator-owned book from Dark Horse, Cryptocracy.

Written by Van Jensen. Art and Cover by Pete Woods. For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

As a bonus, everyone who gets Cryptocracy #1 and signs up for the series will be entered to win a 9×12 Commission of Gary, the leader of the Grays!

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I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 852-8890

NYC – Baggywrinkles Signing

00000000-baggywrinklesJoin tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood for a reading and signing event at the South Street Seaport Museum on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM celebrating her new book Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea!

Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].

Learn more about the South Street Seaport Museum on their website.

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South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 748-8600

5th Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)

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Press Release:

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, returns to Chicago for its fifth year on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 11am to 6pm, with over 200 local, national, and international exhibitors at the Center on Halsted, located at 3656 North Halsted Avenue. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue among independent artists, small presses, publishers, and readers.

Free and open to the public, CAKE celebrates the diverse community of underground and alternative comics artists, publishers, and fans, both in Chicago and the United States, as well as the rest of the world. Comics, prints, and other artwork will be available for purchase, and in addition to the expo itself, several off-site events will occur throughout the weekend.

In addition to art for sale, the expo also features workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions with special guests Chester Brown, Tyrell Cannon, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Sammy Harkham, Cathy G. Johnson, Laura Park, Patrick Kyle, Trina Robbins, and Leslie Stein. Independent publishers appearing at CAKE include 2D Cloud, Alternative Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics Books, Koyama Press, Retrofit Comics, Secret Acres, and a number of Chicago-based publishers. For a full list of this year’s exhibitors, visit the website.

CAKE is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization and would not be possible without the help of generous donations from supporters and sponsors, including Blick Art Materials, Busy Beaver Button Company, the Center on Halsted, Graham Crackers Comics, Challengers Comics, Halfwit Coffee, Print Ninja, Quimby’s Books, and Spudnik Press Cooperative.

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For more information about the expo, please visit www.cakechicago.com.

CA – Rory Wants A Pet Signing

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Cartoonist Liz Climo signs at Vroman’s Bookstore on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at noon to sign her latest book RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET!

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

DC – Baggywrinkles Signing

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Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood signs at Fantom Comics on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

Welcome to the world of Baggywrinkles—a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore, built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier]. Bellwood sailed aboard square-rigged vessels for months to collect the experiences found in these pages. Readers will learn about the secret language of sailors’ tattoos, why it’s a terrible idea to make someone walk the plank, and how scurvy went from a misunderstood scourge to a curable disease.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

CA – Antiis Comics Launch Party

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Cartoonist Tom Hodges and co-creator Terri Hodges appear at Phat Collectibles at noon on Saturday, June 11th at the Anaheim Mega Store and on Sunday June 12th at the La Habra store for the Antiis Universe two day launch party event!

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

301 E. Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631

 

MA – Baggywrinkles Signing

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Join tall ship sailor-turned-cartoonist Lucy Bellwood on Wednesday June 8, 2016 for a reading and signing event at the USS Constitution Museum celebrating her new book Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea!

Reading: “Scurvy Dogs, the Cartoon History of Scurvy” at 1:30pm in the Discovery Center

Signing: 2:30pm-4:30pm in the Gift Shop

Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure with “a sheer and unremitting sense of joy” [Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier].

More details on the USS Constitution Museum website

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USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129
(617) 426-1812

MA – Welcome to the Rat Race Launch Party

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Paul Montani, creator of Welcome to the Rat Race, signs at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Wednesday June 1st from 4:00 – 7:00 PM!

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
508-966-2275

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