MA – The Kitchen Signing


Local creator Ming Doyle appears at Hub Comics in Union Square on Wednesday December 9, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to sign the collected edition of THE KITCHEN!

New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.

The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.

THE KITCHEN takes one of the most popular genres in entertainment and, like The Sopranos, reimagines it for a new generation to present a classic gangster story told from a fresh point of view.

Written by talented newcomer Ollie Masters with stunning art by Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER, Quantum & Woody, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mara) and killer covers by Becky Cloonan (GOTHAM ACADEMY, Killjoys, DEMO), THE KITCHEN is not to be missed.

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

MD/DC – No Mercy Signings


Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome Alex de Campi and Carla Speed McNeil, for two signings for their new Image Comics series, No Mercy! They will sign at the Bethesda store from noon – 2:00 PM and at the DC store from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 654-6856

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Big Planet Comics of Washington DC
1520 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009

IL – Alabaster Signing


Daniel Warren Johnson, artist of “Ghost Fleet” and “S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary: Quake,” appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at noon to sign the first issue of his newest artistic endeavor, ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BIRD from Dark Horse Comics and novelist Caitlin R. Kiernan!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

FL – Ukiyo Signings


Local artist and author Cary Polkovitz presents his new Graphic Novel UKIYO on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at TATE’S Lauderhill from 1:00 – 3:00 PM and TATE’S Boynton Beach: 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

The word UKIYO conjures images of the lives of Japanese courtesans and the nobility, a life of excess and luxury. Or it can mean “sorrowful world.” A “transitory world.” An implication of a separate, illusory reality. A staging place for the afterlife. Author and illustrator Cary Polkovitz’s UKIYO centers on an existence based on varying perceptions. Hallucinatory visuals tell a tale inspired by the rapidly advancing technologies of today’s social media and global economic interconnectivity. UKIYO is a study in non-linear storytelling, drugs, online personas, and obsession.

About the Author
Creator Cary Polkovitz cut his teeth as writer and penciler for NeoTek Iconography’s NAU Headhunter during his college years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He then went on to illustrate “Miss Adventure” and “Kodiak” for Men’s Adventure and Penthouse Comix through the mid 90s. Taking a break to teach art and become a well-known painter in South Florida’s “low-brow” art scene, and to have two volumes of his short stories published, Cary has since come back to his roots in the comic book industry.

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Tate’s Comics
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

801 North Congress Ave., Ste 604, Boynton Beach, FL 33426

UK – The Troop #1 Signing


NOEL CLARKE signs THE TROOP #1 (Forbidden Planet Jetpack Variant) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore from 6:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday 10th December!

Across the planet and unknown to each other, a group of troubled teenagers lead lives of quiet desperation. But hell is about to be unleashed, and they find their lives destroyed when dark forces target them. On the run, they discover they have unbelievable powers and must come together – as The Troop!

Noel Clarke is an actor and producer, best known for Doctor Who, Star Trek Into Darkness, Adulthood and Kidulthood. He’s one of only 25 actors to have appeared in both the Star Trek and Doctor Who franchises.

Readers of Doctor Who Magazine voted Noel Best Male Guest Actor in the 2006 Season. He’s also been awarded the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer, and, in 2009, BAFTA’s Orange Rising Star Award.

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

WA – Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Signing


Greg Smith, co-author of the new series “Junior Braves of the Apocalypse,” appears at Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics on Saturday, December 12, 2015 for a signing from noon to 3:00 PM!

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Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics
4230 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 459-7721

OK – Moon Knight Signing


Artist Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight, Dream Thief, S.H.I.E.L.D., A+X) appears at New World Comics on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.

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New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 721-7634

WA – Prison Island Signing


Cartoonist Colleen Frakes signs her new comic memoir, Prison Island, at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM for Small Business Saturday!

McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the US, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen’s. Her parents—like nearly everyone else on the island—both worked in the prison, where her father was the prison’s captain and her mother worked in security. Xeric and Ignatz Award-winning comics artist, Colleen Frakes, tells the story of a typical girl growing up in atypical circumstances in this engaging graphic memoir.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

NY – Totally Awesome Hulk #1 Signing


Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Storm, Skaar, Action Comics, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 PM!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

IL – Albert the Alien Vol. 2 Launch Party


Writer/creator Trevor Mueller, Artist/creator Gabriel “GABO” Bautista, and guest artists Ali Cantarella, Ashley Erickson, and Kevin Harrell appear at Defiant Comics on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM to sign volume 2 of their webcomic ALBERT THE ALIEN!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

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