MN – Get Pop-Cultured: Cartoon Spectacular

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Cartoons aren’t just for Saturday mornings anymore! Meet successful local cartoonists including Andy Singer, Tom Kaczynski, Zander Cannon, and Bob Lipski and learn about how they work on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
HarMar Mall, 2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113
651-639-9256

WA – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley appears at the Town Hall on Saturday July 19th at 6:30 pm for a signing of his new graphic novel Seconds.

Press Release:

This edition of Verse Chapter Verse features an author Q&A with Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, sandwiched between the musical stylings of Seattle-based Tacocat. Magic mushrooms, second chances, and best intentions all surface in O’Malley’s newest work. Seconds: A Graphic Novel follows the journey of chef Katie, her restaurant-related business exploits, ex-boyfriend, and what it means to start over. The event is presented as part of Verse Chapter Verse, The Stranger’s readings-and-music series, with books editor Paul Constant. The Q&A will take place between brief Tacocat sets — a palindrome, a foursome, and a “pop-punk-pop” band. O’Malley is the author of New York Times bestselling Scott Pilgrim series.

Presented by: Town Hall and The Stranger, in partnership with University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Tickets: $5.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 pm

Signing note: Signings will be limited so that any attendees can get 1 copy of Seconds signed plus 1 other item (including books/comics by the author, and the Scott Pilgrim DVD. No toys, shirts, bags, body parts, or other memorabilia). If a fan doesn’t have a copy of Seconds, then they only get 1 item signed. One item per person will be personalized — the second item will get a signature only. Pictures in line are okay, but no posed photos.

Town Hall
1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

CA – Comics Sketch Fighter

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Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, Jon Bogdanove and more appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, August 2nd at 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

Top comic book professionals are paired with stand up comedians from Comics And Comics in a tournament-style drawing game. Chris Burnham, Scott Lobdell, Ray A. Height, and Jon Bogdanove may be stellar at cranking out stunning work every month, but how will they do at drawing their clue in 60 seconds or less? And how on Earth will they be able to guess what their comedian partners are drawing? Which team will be the Sketch Fighter champion? The only way to find out is to be there!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

UK – Fiefdom Signing

fpuk080614DAN ABNETT and NIK VINCENT at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 6th August from 6 – 7pm where they will be signing copies of FIEFDOM.

“Gene the Hackman, top dog, him done the great Walk Around. Not for him the darkness, nor for him the Time of Ice that we know today.”

Evelyn War is a Believer. She knows that in the Old Time, long before the Time of Ice that Masters Fought a war with Them, great chitinous beasts that stalked the world and rended and killed. She knows the Masters set fierce, doglike Aux like her to watch over their sleep and keep Them off their Lawn. She knows that the stories are not just lessons in the ways of the war. Them were real.

But in the frozen ruins of Berlin, Them have not been seen for many years. Now the Aux fight among themselves and say all that was just stories. They scorn Evelyn and mock her warnings.

But as the ice is melting, and the whistling calls of Them can be heard in the tunnels of the U-Bahn once more. Abnett co-created Kingdom with artist Richard Elson and the comics have been collected into two graphic novel collections, Kingdom: The Promised Land and Kingdom: Call of the Wild. FIEFDOM is the first release into the brand new fiction series on Abaddon Books.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179  Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

CA – Spirits of Ash and Foam Signing

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Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice, Spectacular Spider-Man) signs his new book at Vroman’s Bookstore on Sunday July 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm!

About Spirits of Ash and Foam:
In this sequel to Rain of the Ghosts, Rain Cacique must now unearth a whole new series of mysterious events, all while juggling the struggles of homework, babysitting duties, and new friends.  Now that she is equipped with her heirloom talisman her grandfather left her, she seeks the next mystical relic that will allow her to uncover her home’s secrets and launch her and her ghost grandfather into a whole new adventure..

About the Author:
GREG WEISMAN is an American comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Weisman just completed work as writer and producer on the Young Justice animated series. The television series he’s produced have been nominated for a number of Emmy Awards. Currently he is working the new Star Wars cartoon REBELS.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101

UK – The Bulletproof Coffin Signing

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Comic creators Shaky Kane and David Hine appear at Gnash Comics on Saturday 26th July from 3:00 – 5:00 pm!

Press Release:

Come and join comic creators Shaky Kane and David Hine at Gnash as they sign their work, chat and answer your questions!

Get a free ticket from our Eventbrite listing and get 10% discount on purchases on the day!

The pair work together on ‘The Bulletproof Coffin’ and ‘The Bulletproof Coffin: Disinterred‘ series from Image Comics and ‘Cowboys and Insects’ from Aces Weekly, but both have a long history in comics, stretching back to the British underground zines in the 1980′s, moving through to 2000AD, Escape, Deadline, Crisis, Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics and beyond.

While not collaborating, David Hine has worked on the Image series ‘Storm Dogs’,‘The Man Who Laughs’ graphic novel, ‘Spider-Man Noir’, the ‘Poison Candy’ manga series and has written numerous for numerous storylines and characters from Marvel and DC Comics.

Shaky Kane has drawn ‘That’s Because You’re a Robot’ with writer David Quantick, worked on ‘Elephantmen’ and ‘Cap’n Dinosaur’ from Image Comics, and written and drawn his own graphic novel: ‘Monster Truck’.

We’re putting a listing up for this event on Eventbrite – you can see it by clicking here – claim your free event ticket from the Eventbrite listing and you’ll get 10% discount off anything in Gnash for the event!

See you on Saturday the 23rd of July at 3pm!

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Gnash Comics
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon, UK

CA – Comic Creator Meeting

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Writer Adam Beechen (Teen Titans, Hench, Killapalooza) appears with editor David Ace Gutiérrez at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, July 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

GA – Slingshot Across America Signing

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Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Criminal Records selling and signing her Girls With Slingshots books!!! (And also signing the two volumes of the Adventure Time original graphic novels that she wrote!) On Tuesday, August 12th from 6-9pm!!

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Criminal Records
1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 215-9511

CA – Black Dynamite Season One Signing

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Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Carl Jones, and Byron Mimms sign at Amoeba Music on Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm!

Press Release: 

Celebrate the release of “Black Dynamite Season One” on Blu-ray with the creators and cast members of the Adult Swim Animated series (and movie).

Purchase your copy at Amoeba Hollywood to meet and get it signed by Carl Jones, Byron Mimms, Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson! (More guests may be joining the party – stay tuned).

Bust out your best polyester pants suit because Black Dynamite and his crew are about to explode onto the scene in all-new Blu-ray and DVD release, “Black Dynamite Season One.” The Adult Swim release is out July 15th and features all ten 30-minute episodes from the series’ first season, along with a host of bonus content including the original pilot, a behind-the-scenes featurette and video commentaries with series creator Carl Jones (The Boondocks) and cast members.

The series’ titular character Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. He is a lover and a fighter who is not afraid to leap before he looks. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite’s hard-hittin’, bone-crushin’ style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson) and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee (Kym Whitley).

Based on 2009’s critically-acclaimed feature film, the “Black Dynamite” animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character and his crew. Under the direction of Carl Jones, the series features the voice talent of Michael Jai White (For Better or Worse, The Dark Knight, Why Did I Get Married?), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, Bamboozled), Kym Whitley (The Cleveland Show, Brian McKnight Show), and Byron Minns (Mongo Wrestling Alliance), all of whom starred in the feature film. The animated series is produced by Ars Nova, with Jon Steingart, Carl Jones, and Jillian Apfelbaum as executive producers. Brian Ash is co-executive producer. Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White and Byron Minns are producers. Monica Jones is associate producer. Lesean Thomas is creative producer/supervising director. Original music is provided by Adrian Younge. “Black Dynamite” is being animated by Titmouse, Inc.

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Amoeba Music 
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

MD – Letter 44 #1 Signing

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Writer Charles Soule appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, August 2nd from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to celebrate the launch of Letter 44!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

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