PA – Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration

Come on out to the ToonSeum to celebrate the 100th Birthday of The King — Jack Kirby! Join comics scholar Wayne Wise, artist Tom Scioli and long-time Kirby friend Barry Alfonso in a lovely talk about Jack Kirby’s legacy on Saturday, August 26th at 6:00 PM!

FUN FACT: Barry Alfonso was the model for Klarion the Witch Boy from Jack Kirby’s The Demon! Free admission!

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Toonseum
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 232-0199

IL – No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming Signing

John Siuntres (of the Word Balloon podcast) appears at Challengers Comics for a celebration of the new book, NO PLAN B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming.

Michael Avon Oeming never prepared for any way to make a living other than drawing. Now the co-creator of Powers, United States of Murder Inc., Takio, Mice Templar, and more offers an in-depth look into his artistic archives, the creative process, and a career that has touched every corner of the comics industry over the last thirty years, with an interview with John Siuntres of the Word Balloon podcast about long-term creative partnerships and explores the secrets of thriving through the ups and downs of the comics industry.

John will be on hand to sign copies of the book and to talk about Michael’s work, and, pretty much anything else, on Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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

UK – Now We Are 600 Signing

James Goss signs Now We Are 600 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 2nd September from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.

PART OF OUR DOCTOR WHO DAY CELEBRATIONS!

NOW WE ARE SIX HUNDRED is a gentle collection of charming, funny and whimsical poems that celebrate the joys, sorrows and wonders of Time Lord life. Written by James Goss, it features illustrations by former Doctor Who Executive Producer Russell T Davies – his first role as an illustrator using the comic artist skills he developed in his youth.

James Goss has adapted three Doctor Who stories by Douglas Adams for BBC Books (City of Death, The Pirate Planet and The Kirikketmen). He’s also written several original Doctor Who and Torchwood books. His novel Hatez is in development as a motion picture, and he’s written for the stage and the radio. This is his first (and probably only) volume of poetry.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

NYC – Headlocked Signing

Michael Kingston signs at Anyone Comics on Saturday August 19th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

MA – Tim Sale Signing

Artist Tim Sale appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, September 9th from noon till 5:00 PM!

Press Release:

That’s Entertainment of Worcester, MA continues to celebrate its 25th year of business on Park Avenue in a BIG way! Highly revered Batman artist Tim Sale will be appearing at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, September 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for an in-store signing. Also, all back-issue, trade paperback, and hardcover comic books will be 25% off all day long, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All “display” comic books retailing between $19.95 and $100 and under will also be 25% off.

Mr. Sale will be offering up to five signatures per person, free of charge. Fans are encouraged to bring comic books featuring Sale’s artwork and related memorabilia to be signed. He will also be drawing free mini head sketches, one per person, upon request. Sale will be offering to draw more elaborate sketches for $50 each. Depending on the volume of requests, some attendees may be asked to pick up their paid sketches at a later time. This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.

Tim Sale is the artist on the Eisner Award winning BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS, for which he won an Eisner for Artist of the Year. Along with writer Jeph Loeb, Sale also created DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE, HULK: GRAY and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WHITE for Marvel Comics. In 2018 he and writer Richard Starkings will debut the noir series, THE BROKEN MAN. Sale lives in Seattle with the beautiful and talented Susan Bailey, their two dogs and Bat-cat.

Manager Pete Beaudoin says, “I grew up a Marvel zombie, but Tim’s Batman and Superman books were so gorgeous I had to read them. This opened up the world of DC Comics to me.”

Supervisor Chad Julian states, “The Long Halloween by Tim Sale is my all-time favorite comic book.”

Located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, That’s Entertainment is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s “geek.” Check out their wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, roleplaying games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and so much more!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

CA – America Q&A + Signing

Writer Gabby Rivera appears at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, August 26th for a Q&A and to sign Marvel’s breakthrough hit AMERICA about the first gay Latina superhero, America Chavez.

Press Release:

Fantastic Comics is thrilled to welcome Gabby Rivera, writer of the new fan favorite Marvel series, AMERICA!

Gabby Rivera is the critically acclaimed author of the award-winning YA novel, JULIET TAKES A BREATH. Now she’s bursting onto the comics scene at the helm of America Chavez’s long-awaited solo series.

America has always been incontestably awesome, and as the newly appointed leader of the Ultimates, she’s now officially claimed her place as the preeminent butt-kicker of the Marvel Universe! But while leading a team of heroes and punching out big bads is great and all, it doesn’t really leave much time for self-discovery… So what’s a super-powered teenager do when she’s looking for a little fulfillment? She goes to college! She just has to stop an interdimensional monster or two first, plus shut down a pesky alien cult that’s begun worshipping her exploits!

Here at Fantastic Comics we LOVE America Chavez and we can’t wait to meet Gabby and talk to her about the book.

Join us for a Q&A at 5:00 PM, followed by a signing at 6:00 PM!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

MA – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett (Black-Eyed Kids) and Paul Jenkins (Alters, Replica) appear at New England Comics in Brockton on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM.

Joe Pruett, Aftershock Comics‘ Publisher/CCO, is an Eisner award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience. Joe was nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards as a writer, editor and publisher, including for his work on Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Joe founded Desperado Publishing in 2004, which had a publishing partnership with Image Comics and IDW.

Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing and building franchises for over twenty years in the graphic novel, film and videogame industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons.

From his employment with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the age of 22 to his preeminent status as an IP creator, Paul has provided entertainment to the world through hundreds of print publications, films, video games, film and new media. With six Platinum-selling video games, a Number One MTV Music Video, an Eisner Award, Five Wizard Fan Awards, and multiple Best Selling Graphic Novels, Paul Jenkins is synonymous with success. He has enjoyed recognition on the New York Times bestseller list, has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, and has been the recipient of a government-sponsored Prism Award for his contributions in storytelling and characterization.

Paul’s extensive list of comic book credits include Batman and Hellblazer for DC Comics; Inhumans, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine: Origin, Civil War: Frontlines, Captain America: Theater of War, and The Sentry for Marvel Comics; and Spawn for Image Comics.

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New England Comics
East Crossing Plaza, 716A Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302
508-559-5068

UK – Doctor Who Paper Dolls Signing

Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee will be signing DOCTOR WHO PAPER DOLLS at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 19th August from 1:00 – 2:00 PM!

Take a romp through time and space with this fantastic collection of Doctor Who paper dolls. Hours of crafting fun to be had with 26 dolls – including all 12 doctors and range of companions and characters, from Rose to Donna and Missy and new companion Bill. And there are 50 different outfits to change them into!

Learn the secrets behind the costumes, with insights from actors and producers, and find out how to take your own dress-up to the next level with cosplay tips from Doctor Who: The Fan Show’s Christel Dee.

Simon Guerrier is co-author of Whographica and The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who and has written countless Doctor Who books, comics, audio plays and documentaries.

Christel Dee is the presenter of Doctor Who: The Fan Show. A cosplayer, convention enthusiast and long-time Whovian, her popular YouTube channel features interviews with fans and cosplayers.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

GA – Spy Seal #1 Signing

Rich Tommaso appears at Oxford Comics in Atlanta on SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign the first issue of SPY SEAL from Image Comics.

Oxford Comics
2855 Piedmont Road, Atlanta GA 30305
(404) 233-8682

UK – Rick & Morty Signing

Artist Marc Ellerby signs at HMV on Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 PM. First 100 people in the queue get this RICK & MORTY exclusive art card.

HMV
363 Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom W1C 2LA
+44 843 221 0200

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