MI – Webcartoonists Signing

Cartoonists Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Shen (Owlturd), and Nick Seluk (The Awkward Yeti) appear at Conor O’Neills on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:00 till 11:00 PM. They will be selling and signing books and merchandise.

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Conor O’Neills
318 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 665-2968

SF – Animaniacs 25th Anniversary Celebration

It’s time for Animaniacs! The beloved show turns 25, and SF Sketchfest is proud to celebrate it with an evening of stories, songs and general tomfoolery with three of the massive talents behind the show: Rob Paulsen (Yakko, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff), Maurice LaMarche (The Brain), and Randy Rogel, the man responsible for the amazing wordplay and music in the show, appear at the Brava Theater Center on Friday January 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets available now…

Maurice LaMarche:
Maurice LaMarche is an Emmy Award winning Canadian voice actor and former stand up comedian. He is best known for his voicework in Futurama as Kif Kroker, as Egon Spengler in The Real Ghostbusters, Verminous Skumm and Duke Nukem in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Big Bob Pataki in Hey Arnold!, Dizzy Devil in Tiny Toons, The Brain in Animaniacs and Pinky and The Brain, and his portrayal of Mr. Freeze in Batman: Arkham City. His extensive resumes also includes voice work on The Critic, GI Joe, Freakazoid!, The Tick, Taz-Mania, Talespin, The Littler Mermaid, King of the Hill, Sonic Underground, Disney’s House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Works, and Inspector Gadget. He also dubbed the voice of Orson Welles over Vincent D’Onofrio’s on-camera performance in Ed Wood. Follow him on twitter: @mauricelamarche.

Rob Paulsen
One of the most acclaimed and in-demand voice actors out there, with over 2,000 animated half-hours to his credit and 1000 commercial spots, Rob Paulsen is familiar to many as the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain (for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, and back to back Annie awards in 1997 and 1998); Yakko and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff from Animaniacs; Arthur from The Tick; Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Jack Fenton in Danny Phantom; Carl Wheezer in Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; the title role in Mighty Max; Bobble in the Tinkerbell series; and the title role in The Mask. On camera, he’s appeared in the films Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match and Warlocked. TV work includes MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Rob’s new weekly podcast, Talkin’ Toons with Rob Paulsen, is available on iTunes. Check out his website at www.robpaulsenlive.com

Randy Rogel
Randy has won three Emmy Awards (nominated for ten), a Peabody Award, two Annie Awards, three Leo Awards, and the Ovation Award. He recently co-wrote the hit song “Poisonous Love” for Kristen Chenoweth with John Powell for the major motion picture “Rio 2.” He was show-runner for the animated series “1001 Nights” and won Leo awards for Writing and Best Animated Series. At Disney, Randy wrote songs and scripts for the animated movies “Peter Pan — Return to Neverland,” “Cinderella II,” “Cinderella III,” “Winnie The Pooh,” “Around the World in Eighty Days,” “The Three Musketeers,” and “101 Dalmations II.” Randy spent nine years on staff at Warner Bros. Animation where he began as an original writer on the “Batman” series and then joined the staff of Steven Spielberg’s “Animaniacs,” for which wrote most of the songs and many of the scripts. Randy is a West Point graduate with ten years service as an officer in the combat arms. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the academy and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Boston University.

Presented by SF Sketchfest.

Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

NYC – Rocket Girl vol. 2 Signing

Amy Reeder (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur, Madame Xanadu) appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday December 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign ROCKET GIRL VOL. 2 from Image Comics.

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

CA – Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Art Exhibition

Legendary artist Toshiyuki Itahana appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of FINAL FANTASY!

OPENING NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS (Sat, Dec 2)

  • FREE General Admission (12pm – 5pm)
  • Artist Toshiyuki Itahana will be available for 3 signing sessions. RSVP HERE
  • Live Drawing Demo with artist Toshiyuki Itahana (6pm – 7pm) RSVP HERE
  • All attendees will receive a raffle ticket for hourly prizes. Winners will be announced on the Nucleus FB page.
  • Free refreshements served.
  • Come in Cosplay or purchase any item from our FF30th pop up shop and get a free spin to win Free prizes!

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Original art from 30 years of the franchise on display and for auction. (more details below)
  • Tribute art by 5 special guest artists will be on display.
  • See a visualized time line of all Final Fantasy games.
  • Select reproductions of concept art will be available for auction.
  • A special Final Fantasy 30th pop up shop will be available till Jan 7 only! (see some of the exclusives below!)

ART AUCTION FEATURES 

  • Artwork will be on display until January 7. Select pieces from the exhibit will be available for auction online.
  • Online bidding begins December 2 at 12pm pst and ends January 9 at 5pm PST
  • Majority of proceeds will go to the charity Global Living
  • Artwork can be picked up or shipped. Shipped items will require an additional shipping fee.
  • More details to come…

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

NC – Babyteeth Variant Signing

Writer Donny Cates will visit Ssalefish Comics on Saturday December 9th. He will be at Ssalefish Greensboro from noon to 2:00 PM and at Ssalefish Winston Salem from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.

Donny has written Ssalefish favorites God Country (our exclusive paperback is on sale now), Redneck (Charity variants available at the signing), Babyteeth (Ssalefish exclusive will available early), Atomahawk and others. If that wasn’t enough, Donny is also the writer of the megabooks Thanos and Doctor Strange for Marvel.

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Ssalefish Comics
3242 Silas Creek Parkway STE 20, Winston Salem, NC 27103
(336) 760-9851

NYC – Comic Book Club w/ BLACK

Khary Randolph, Kwanza Osajyefo, and Tim Smith III (Black Mask Studios‘ BLACK) appears on the Comic Book Club for a live podcast on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM!

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The PIT Loft
154 W 29th St, Fl 2nd, New York, New York 10001
(212) 244-1722

 

CA – Ron Lim Signing

Artist Ron Lim (Silver Surfer, Infinity Gauntlet, Sonic the Hedgehog) signs at A-1 Comics on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from noon till 4:00 PM.

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A-1 Comics, Inc
5361 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 331-9203

UK – Empire Day Signing

David Prowse, Darth Vader from the original Star Wars trilogy, appears at the Feltham Assembly Hall to celebrate EMPIRE DAY on  Saturday, 16 December 2017 from 10:00 to 18:00.

  • Bill Westley: Asst. Director of The Empire Strikes Back
  • Colin Skeaping: stunt double for Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi; also Death Star trooper Devin Cant in A New Hope
  • Christopher Muncke: Captain Khurgee, the scanning crew leader and pilot, in A New Hope
  • Anthony Smee: Imperial Major Hewex in Return of the Jedi
  • Malcolm Weaver: stunt performer

Tickets available at the link…

Feltham Assembly Hall
Feltham Parks, Hounslow Road TW14 9DN Feltham
United Kingdom

CA – The Shape of Water Signing

Actor Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery, Hellboy) and sculptor/creature designer Mike Hill appear at Dark Delicacies on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 PM to sign Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

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Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

NYC – Cartoon County Signing

Cullen Murphy appears at the New York Public Library on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM to present CARTOON COUNTY.

The Vanity Fair editor-at-large reconstructs the poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School. For a period of about fifty years, right in the middle of the American Century, many of the the nation’s top comic-strip cartoonists, gag cartoonists, and magazine illustrators lived within a stone’s throw of one another in the southwestern corner of Connecticut—a bit of bohemia in the middle of those men in their gray flannel suits.

Cullen Murphy’s father, John Cullen Murphy, drew the wildly popular comic strips Prince Valiant and Big Ben Bolt, and was at the heart of this artistic milieu. Comic strips and gag cartoons read by hundreds of millions were created in this tight-knit group―Superman, Beetle Bailey, Snuffy Smith, Rip Kirby, Hagar the Horrible, Hi and Lois, Nancy, Sam & Silo, Amy, The Wizard of Id, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Family Circus, Joe Palooka, and The Lockhorns, among others. Cartoonists and their art were a pop-cultural force in a way that few today remember. Anarchic and deeply creative, they were independent spirits whose artistic talents had mainly been forged during service in World War II. Cartoon County brings the postwar American era alive, told through the relationship of a son to his father.

Murphy will lecture on this untold story, presenting a curated selection of his book’s never-before-seen photographs, cartoons, and drawings.

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.

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New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
(917) 275-6975

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