Scan to Black is an exhibition of original published comic book art by illustrator, V. Ken Marion.
Marion is one of the hottest rising stars of the comic book industry. He has worked on a number of titles as monthly penciller on Extermination (Boom! Studios) and Fathom: The Elite mini-series (Aspen Comics). Marion is the current monthly artist for Soulfire (Aspen Comics).
Marion’s artwork is influenced by the school of Jim Lee and closely reminiscent of Michael Turner’s style. Marion is known for beautiful portraits of women and his tightly penciled pages.
The term “scan to black” in the comic industry describes the process of scanning finished pencils and then converting them digitally to black without the use of an inker. This process usually requires finished pencils to be tight, clean, and clear. The result are beautiful renditions that bring an elegance to the comic-illustration genre and reflect a recent trend in the industry.
The opening and Comic Signing event are FREE and open to the public on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 4:00 till 6:00 pm.
Pushkin Creperie Bakery is located at 541 Myrtle Avenue near the campus of Pratt Institute (between Steuben and Emerson Sts., across from the Pratt Store).
This event is sponsored by the Brooklyn Art Review.
Pushkin Creperie Bakery
541 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205
Award winning author/cartoonist of the hit graphic novel series “Amelia Rules!”, Jimmy Gownley, will be making a special appearance at the ToonSeum on March 8th, 2014.
In his latest book, “THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER!”, published by Scholastic, Gownley reflects about his experiences as a teenage cartoonist. Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, Gownley began publishing his own comics “Shades of Gray” while he was still in high school.
On March 8th, 2014 as part of Will Eisner Week, the ToonSeum invites parents and children for a special presentation with Jimmy Gownley. Gownley will explain the creative process through drawing and personal anecdotes, and how simple events from everyday life can lead to exciting and creative ideas for stories and art.
In addition, students will learn the five simple places they can look to unlock their own creativity and even create their own comic book character out of their shared experiences.
Gownley has been a guest lecturer at The School at Columbia University, Fordham University, The Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, The Novello Conference and many others. He has been Artist in Residence at The Charles M. Shulz Museum and Research Center, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, and his work is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art in New York City.
Gownely has also received several major awards including the 2007 Cybil award for best graphic novel, Junior Library Guild selection four times and nominated for 13 Eisner Awards and 6 Harvey Nominations. Copies of “THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER!” will be available for purchase.
The presentation begins on March 8th at 1pm.
945 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Writer Brian Michael Bendis appears at The Cleveland Museum of Art to as part of TEDxCLE on Friday, April 4, 2014!
Tickets On-sale: Mon., March 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Gartner Museum: $43
Simulcast Rooms: $33
www.TEDxCLE.com/tickets SOLD OUT
Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and former artist. He has won critical acclaim, including five Eisner Awards for both his creator-owned work and his work on various Marvel Comics books.
Starting out with crime and noir comics, Bendis eventually moved to mainstream superhero work. With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000, on which he continues as writer to the present day. He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel “event” storylines “House of M”, “Secret War”, 2008′s “Secret Invasion” and 2010′s “Siege”.
Though Bendis has cited comic book writers such as Frank Miller and Alan Moore, his own writing influences are less rooted in comics, drawing on the work of David Mamet, Richard Price, and Aaron Sorkin, whose dialogue Bendis feels are “the best in any medium.”
In addition to writing comics, he has also worked in television, video games and film, and taught writing at Portland State University. He will begin teaching at University of Oregon starting in Fall 2013, and his book Words for Pictures will be out in Spring 2014 from Random House.
The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106
3943 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
The Cambridge Public Library will host a comic book workshop for kids with comics creators on Saturday, March 8th from 12:30-2:30pm! Guests include Jef Czekaj (author of HIP AND HOP, DON’T STOP!; CAT SECRETS; THE CIRCULATORY STORY; and YES, YES, YAUL!), Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Dan Mazur (independent cartoonist, journalist, teacher, screenwriter and editor; co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and MICE: the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), Bob Flynn (SPONGEBOB COMICS; GULP! a Monster Comics Anthology for Kids), Josh Dahl (RAPID CITY), and Dan Moynihan (whose work can be found in NICKELODEON Magazine and HEEBY JEEBY Comix).
All seven creators will be signing at the Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square from 3-5pm. At 4pm, they will be joined by Gregory Benton (HUMMINGBIRD, B+F), who will be signing from 4pm-6pm.
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Actress Jewel Staite (Firefly’s Kaylee Frye) appears for a live Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday March 15th at 9:00 pm! She is in town all weekend for Planet Comicon 2014!
1400 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Superstar writer DAN SLOTT (Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) signs at Forbidden Planet NYC the day his much anticipated new comic SILVER SURFER #1 debuts, Wednesday March 26th at 7:00 pm.
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Writer Simon Furman, artists Andrew Wildman and Geoff Senior, inker Stephen Baskerville, colourist John-Paul Bove and cover colourist Jason Cardy will be at Orbital Comics on Saturday 29th March from 2-4pm, where you can pick up a copy of The Transformers Regeneration One #100, get it signed and have a chat with the team behind the book!
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 22nd for a very special presentation of the making of the film by the talents behind it as they share rarely seen images and reveal interesting details about the creative process.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a highly anticipated upcoming 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The film features Mr. Peabody, a talking dog who is the smartest being in the world, and his adopted boy Sherman. When Sherman’s misuse of their time traveling WABAC machine results in disastrous and comical events, it is up to them to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.
Meet the artists one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories and artwork as well as sign copies of the new Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman book!
Jason Schleifer: Head of Character Animation
Tim Heitz: Story Artist
Carlos Zaragoza: Visual Development Artist
Michael Amos: Animator
Shane Prigmore: Visual Development Artist
Only available at Nucleus for a limited time and released exclusively for event: “Adventure Awaits!” by Shane Prigmore. Shane will also be a guest panelist and will be available to sign books and prints. Signed copies are limited so be sure to pre-order yours today.
3:00pm – 4:00pm (Panel Presentation)
4:30pm – 5:00pm (Q&A)
5:00pm – 6:00pm (Signing)
$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman book (seats are limited, standing room available).
Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Superstar comic artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope.
MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine 12 and 13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.
In addition to the signing, we’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!
Jake’s Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington, NC 28405