CA – New Testament #1 Signing

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Clive Barker and Mark Miller appear at Meltdown Comics to sign their new comic New Testament #1 on Tuesday May 13, 2014!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

UK – O’Barr & Golden Signing

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Press Release:

Orbital Comics is very pleased to announce James O’Barr (creator of The Crow), legendary Marvel artist Michael Golden (Avengers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts) and writer/editor/colorist Renee Witterstaetter will be signing in-store on Wednesday May 14 from 5pm. This is a rare opportunity to meet these industry legends and pick up some signed books and prints, so don’t miss out on what is sure to be a great night!

Then, once the store closes at 7:30 pm, we’ll have Michael Golden hosting a very special Dynamic Figure Drawing Class for ticketed customers – so if you’d like to take part then secure your place NOW. You can purchase tickets online at the link or pay for them in-store. Places are extremely limited, so act now if you plan on attending this one-off event!

James O’Barr is the award-winning creator of The Crow, and the writer of two hit series from IDW Publishing, entitled Curare and Skinning The Wolves. He likes to lament that he was born in a trailer in Detroit just in time to see Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy die, but claims no responsibility for either. He spent his first seven years in an orphanage and foster care where he spent most of his time drawing. When he was adopted he brought along his crayons and has been using them ever since. While stationed in Berlin, in the late 70′s he created The Crow as an attempt to deal with the death of his fiance at the hands of a drunk driver. It took nearly ten years to finish and no publisher was interested in it (“too gloomy, too confusing”) until, on a whim, Caliber published the first issue in 1989. It is currently the best selling independent graphic novel of all time at over one million copies sold. In 1993 his book was adapted into the cult film of the same name starring Brandon Lee. He would like you to know that nearly all of the money made from the film was donated to children’s charities and he had nothing to do with the subsequent three sequels or TV show, but he will be a consultant on the new Crow movie that goes into production this year. He has worked for every major publisher. In Italy 1995, he won the Academy Award of comics, the Yellow Kid award for best storyteller.
Recently returned from a record breaking signing tour for the Italian Edition of The Crow, his most recent book is a new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing James O’Barr: Uncoffined.

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of The X-Men‘s Rogue, Spartan X, and Bucky O’Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his groundbreaking work on The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, and Dr. Strange, among MUCH more, and is counted as one of the best cover designers and illustrators in the business. Golden’s work can be seen on covers from Spawn, Nightwing, Iron Man, Heroes For Hire, Exiles, Demon’s Regret, Spider-man, Vampirella, Captain American, The Punisher to The Hulk, as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there. It’s no wonder that Golden has been one of the most influential creators around for the last several decades: “… unless you can actually draw yourself, it is very difficult to understand the exact mind-blowing impossibility of what he does,” said writer/artist Larry Hama, of Golden’s work. Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development. He has recently been awarded with Lifetime Achievement Awards from The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Lille Arts Festival.

Renee Witterstaetter is the author of Excess: The Art of Michael Golden, Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira, the critically acclaimed Nick Cardy: The Artist at War, Dying for Action: The Life & Films of Jackie Chan, Kerry & the Scary Things, Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash, and much more. Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then spearheading the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel. She then moved over to Topps Comics where she was the editor on The X-Files, Jurassic Park, Xena & Hercules and, co-creating with artist Michael Golden, the successful series, Spartan X. Her newest books include Santa Confidential, by Hagar the Horrible artist Chris Browne and the sketchbook James O’Barr: Uncoffined. In addition, Renee has also been the colorist on hundreds of comics from The Avengers to Spider-man to Captain America among many, many more. Film work was a natural progression for Renee after this storytelling immersion in comics, and she has since worked on dozens of music videos for Madonna, Seal, Ben Harper and Usher, as well as the feature movies Crime Story, Rush Hour 2, and Red Dragon, among others. She is the President of Little Eva Ink Publishing and is also currently working in artist management via Eva Ink Artist Group.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

SF – Inkstuds Tour

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Press Release:

Mission: Comics welcomes artists Brandon Graham and Simon Roy, partners in the relaunch of PROPHET on Saturday, April 19th at 7:00 pm! All part of the Inkstuds 500 Tour with Robin McConnell.

Brandon Graham well known for his puny books, KING CITY, MULTIPLE WARHEADS, and PROPHET will be on hand signing books and offering up his opinion on all things comic book.

“MULTIPLE WARHEADS features ghosts, magic, and monsters, which doesn’t make it sound much like slice-of-life comics. But the twist is that while Graham enjoys exploring the supernatural and sci-fi elements of the world, the focus is squarely on the characters and their relationships with each other. Wild things do happen, and absurd characters do appear, but if you’re reading MULTIPLE WARHEADS, you’re reading it to see what happens to the cast, in addition to exploring their vibrant world.”

Simon Roy is hot off the release of JAN’S ATOMIC HEART AND OTHER STORIES, a collection of previously hard to track down mini-comics focused on sci-fi and fantasy stories.

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110

TX – Wrestling Day

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Box Brown signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, May 7th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

We’re so thrilled about the upcoming First Second biography graphic novel Andre the Giant: Life and Legend that we invited creator Box Brown here for a release day signing! With a few more events, we decided to go ahead and call it Wrestling Day!

Meet Box Brown and get a copy of his graphic novel signed! Ask him about working in comics and his love of professional wrestling!

Special prints will be available at Guzu Gallery, and original artwork from the graphic novel will be on display, too!

Watch classic wrestling matches in our Back Issue Room!

Costume Contest – dress up as your favorite wrestler for a chance to win!

Celebrate the life of Andre in a way that one of the world’s most infamous drinkers would approve of – with a free beer!

This event isn’t going to be a blast for wrestling fans and the uninitiated alike, so don’t miss it!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

OH – Star Trek Cover Artist Signs

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Press Release:

The POP Shop is proud have Sandusky resident Joe Corroney as our special guest during our Grand Opening on Saturday, May 3rd. Joe is an accomplished artist who will be signing comics and other work from Noon to 6 PM.

Joe has been providing Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines since 1997.

Currently, he’s illustrating for IDW’s new Star Trek and X-Files comic books due for release in May, June and July. He’s also developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm. Other comic books he’s illustrated include True Blood, GI Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Doctor WHO, Angel and Spike Vs. Dracula for IDW Publishing, Farscape for BOOM! Studios, Buckaroo Banzai, Kolchak The Night Stalker and The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics.

Some of the other licenses and professional publishers he has illustrated for are Disney, DC Comics, Hasbro, Becker & Mayer! Books, The Lord of the Rings, Heroes, Wizards of the Coast, XBox, Dragon Magazine, Sony Picture’s Men In Black, Xena: Warrior Princess, ThunderBirds: The Movie, IDG Entertainment, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse Archives, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Cinemagraphix, Last Unicorn Games, West End Games, Image Comics, Blue Line Pro, and Microsoft’s Age of Empires collectible card game.

He was also the instructor for the Comic Book Illustration Course at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio for ten years and has taught the Ohio State University’s Summer Comic Book Workshop as well.

You can view Joe’s current and past work at his official website www.joecorroney.com

The POP! Shop will be celebrating it’s third year in a brand new location in the Verizon Plaza, directly in front of Meijers, on Milan Rd. (St Rt 250) on May 3rd.

POP! Shop
404 W Perkins Ave Sandusky, OH 44870
419-621-1127

ON – Sex Criminals Signing

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Artist Chip Zdarsky signs at The Beguiling on Wednesday April 16th from 6:00 till 9:00 pm! With a special guest appearance by Tiffy Thompson, the real life Suzie!

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
Phone:416-533-9168

PA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Press Release:
The Comic Store is hosting Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3, 2014! Each person receives one free comic of their choice from over 25 different ones. Additional copies may be obtained; we are asking for a donation of fifty cents each with proceeds benefiting the Library System of Lancaster County’s Bookmobile.
Book Signings:

10:00 pm – 1:00 pm
             Bob McLeod Marvel  and DC artist will on hand to greet customers and sign comics. During his long career, Bob has drawn and inked many comic characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Incredible Hulk, Batman and Star Wars characters. McLeod currently teaches part-time at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and works on various commercial
projects.

 10:00 am – 5:00 pm           Ron Wybraniec of C and W Creations will signing comics and promoting their comic series. They just had a new # 1 published the beginning of April.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm           Curt James a local HS school art teacher, will be on hand sketching caricatures.
 10:00 am – 5:00 pm            Matt Krotzer, local graphic artist for Clipper Magazine and artist for Gray Haven Comics, will be on hand to sketch customer requests.
Donations for these sketches will also benefit the Library System of Lancaster County’s Bookmobile.
There will be some Cosplay characters milling around during the day.  Rumor has it that some Star Wars characters, as well as an infamous DC villain and a female protagonist will be on hand.
 This is a family friendly event and open to the public.

The Comic Store
28 McGovern Ave, Station Square, Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 397-8737

NC – Serenity Signing

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Artist Dan Dos Santos appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday April 16th for a signing from 5:00-7:00 pm! Dan is the award winning cover artist on the standard edition Serenity Leaves on the Wind cover, the current Tomb Raider series, Fables #136, and even some Magic the Gathering cards!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NYC – JHU Anniversary Signing

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Amy Chu, James Tynion IV, Larry Hama, Robert Rodi, Tom Chu, and Alitha Martinez (Batgirl, WWE Superstars) appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 30th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm to celebrate the launches of both Vertigo Quarterly and Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes.

PURE INSANITY, MAYHEM AND ABSOLUTE FUN! Oh, and probably some cake, as it is also the first birthday of JHU Comic Books!

Purchase of Vertigo Quarterly: CYAN #1 required to participate in signing/event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

GA – FCBD: Hulk Signing

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Mark Bagley (the all-star artist of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Fantastic Four, Ultimate Spider-Man, Justice League, Trinity, and many other books) will be a part of Dr. No’s Free Comic Book Day Festivities on May 3rd from noon until 2:00 pm. Mark’s relaunch of The Hulk, produced with writer Mark Waid, will be in stores just before FCBD, so you can get him to sign your copy on that day!

Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
770-422-4642

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