Writer/artist Phil Hester appears at Kowabunga Comics on Saturday, July 2nd at 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of Deathstroke Annual #2!
Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. After a toiling in the world of black and white indie comics, he broke into the mainstream with a long run as artist of DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. At nearly the same time he wrote and drew the Eisner Award nominated series The Wretch. In 2001 Phil drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks, also for DC. He wrote the original graphic novel The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, which was optioned for a feature film by James Cameron. At Image Comics he created Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning animated television feature for Cartoon Network.
His work, as both artist and writer, has been featured in hundreds of comics from nearly every major American publisher and includes runs on such titles as The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, Batman Beyond, The Flash: Season Zero, The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Beyond Belief, Deathstroke, and his current Image project Mythic with artist John McCrea. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his family.
102 N Main St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Visit Destiny City Comics on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM to meet graphic artist Jeffrey Veregge whose work combines commercial art with local Native American design influences. Comics with Veregge’s covers like Red Wolf #1 and the controversial Captain America Steve Rogers #1 Hip Hop variant will be available.
Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Fight Club II Screening and Signing with Chuck Palahniuk on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Hollywood Theatre! A screening of the 1999 film Fight Club will begin at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a Q&A session with Chuck, moderated by New York Times best-selling author Chelsea Cain.
Copies of the newly-released Fight Club II hardcover ($30) will be available in the lobby before and after the screening. All copies come already autographed by Chuck.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $12 ($10 for students/seniors, $9 for members and free admission for high level members) at the Hollywood Theatre and through their website. Copies of the Fight Club II HC are sold separately, and not included in the admission price.
About Fight Club II HC:
Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won’t last long—the wife has seen to that. He’s back where he started, but this go-round he’s got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Collects issues #1–#10 of the series.
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Roger Black and Waco O’Guin sign Brickleberry issue #1 comic book on Wednesday July 13th at 6:00pm at Golden Apple Comics!
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Join Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy) as he records SModcast live at 92Y on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm!
Learn about the history of Comic Book Men and get a sneak peak at Kevin Smith’s new late-night talk show Geeking Out on AMC.
About Geeking Out:
Geeking Out, a new late-night talk show hosted by Kevin Smith (Comic Book Men, Clerks) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Heroes Reborn Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens), will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments. The series will premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July followed with eight more 30-minute episodes to run weekly starting in late summer.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Artist Shawn Martinbrough (Detective Comics, Black Panther) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign THIEF OF THIEVES from Image Comics!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Daria Tessler and Dylan Jones appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 7, 2016 from 6-9pm for the I Can’t Guess art show and release party!
In addition to their recently published books, Daria Tessler & Dylan Jones are making a collaborative art zine out of a vast assortment of bits and pieces.
Dylan also will have a new zine called I Can’t Guess made for the show, in addition to his new book The Longer You Stare the Fatter I’m Guilty, published last month by Gridlords. Dylan Jones has led a shoe mouth face floppy dagger dinger across an array of pages with his dextrous limbs’ pinwheel pineal dialogue. His new book will no doubt leave a zipper-length void in midmouth just as you grew wanting.
Daria Tessler’s most recent book, Three Magical Recipes from the Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, was published by Perfectly Acceptable Press. Dig out your parents’ glassen vessel and catch thyself a rearmouse – Daria Tessler illuminates three recipes from Alchemist-in-Chief Albertus Magnus’s Book of Secrets… One spell-binding four-color Risograph booklet.
Dylan Jones is an artist originally hailing from New Hampshire. Jones probably draws for more hours, makes more art and animates more objects than anyone alive or dead. It’s hard to imagine Jones sleeping ever, and his work makes one believe that he likely only loosely does something resembling sleeping, with eyes agape at all times. A meditative existence, so to speak. His work is methodical, pulling at all of the items in view, all of our mundane surroundings, and showing us how people can inhabit these the way Jones will inhabit your psyche. Jones’s work is the field of fantasies for persons who have seen too much, and it is the nightmares of the blissfully ignorant.
Born in Finland, Daria Tessler has been popping out of a jack-in-the-box at the cranking of dawn’s sunburned hand to the music of unknown worlds. A master silkscreener and master artist, Tessler has pulled as many visions she has screens. Her expert use of color will make you believe you are seeing hues that your eyes couldn’t previously register. Her linework and patterning is the most pleasant waft of wispy air, filled with pollen and pines, brushing over you. Each inhabitant of Tessler’s work wears on them a blissful quality of anxiety, a state of mind. You are doing yourself the greatest favor by stepping out of your body and into her body of work. Her book Music of Changes will be out soon from Latvian publisher kus! as part of their mini kus! line.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Julie Klausner & Billy Eichner appear with moderator Caryn James at the 92nd Street Y on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm for a Difficult People talk and advance screening.
Two aspiring NYC comedians who aren’t living up to their potential, hate just about everything and everyone — except for each other.
That’s the hilarious journey of creator, writer, Executive Producer and star Julie Klausner (How Was Your Week?) and co-star Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street) on Hulu’s hit comedy series Difficult People. Laugh your way through an advance screening of an episode from Season 2, then hear from these two funny people about playing wayward versions of themselves on their painfully comic, Amy Poehler-produced show.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
Daniel Lisi discusses his new book World of Warcraft, with Jarett Kobek, Gabe Durham, Ashly + Anthony Burch and Brock Wilbur at Skylight Books on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
At more than 100 million user accounts created and over $10 billion made, it is not only the most-subscribed MMORPG in the world, but the highest-grossing video game of all time. Ten years after its launch, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft is less a game and more a world unto itself, and it’s a world Daniel Lisi knows well. More time in his high school years was spent in Azeroth than in his hometown of Irvine, CA—a home he happened to share with Blizzard itself.
Now that Lisi has founded his own game development studio, WoW remains his most powerful example of just how immersive and consuming a game can be. Based on research, interviews, and the author’s own experience in a hardcore raiding guild, Lisi’s book examines WoW’s origins, the addictive power of its gameplay loop, the romances WoW has both cemented and shattered, the enabling power of anonymity, and the thrill of conquering BlizzCon with guildmates you’ve known for years and just met for the first time.
Daniel Lisi is the CEO and co-founder of Game Over, a video game development studio based in Los Angeles, CA. He’s a member of Art Share LA’s board of directors and facilitates an incubator for individual artists and their projects.
Jarett Kobek is a Turkish-American writer living in California. His novella ATTA was called “highly interesting,” by the Times Literary Supplement, has appeared in Spanish translation, been the subject of much academic writing, and was a recent and unexplained bestseller in parts of Canada. His most recent book is I Hate the Internet. Presently, he’s working on a book about Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s first album for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series.
Gabe Durham is the founder, editor, and publisher of Boss Fight Books. His novel FUN CAMP was one of BuzzFeed’s 17 Books We Loved in 2013. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Ashly Burch is a voice actor and writer, and she speaks about representation and issues of gender and identity in the games industry. Anthony Burch was lead writer of Borderlands 2 for Gearbox Software and is currently a writer for Rocket Jump.
Brock Wilbur is a nightmare man with a heart of solid gold. Born in Salina, Kansas and booklearn’d at the Northwestern University in Chicago, Brock is a 6’7″ writer slash comedian now living in Los Angeles. He has some books and standup albums and films that you might enjoy, and you can track them all down on the internetwebs. He accepts tributes in the form of video games and gin — like an adult.
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Meet and greet book signing with horror author Loren Molloy at Time Warp Comic Books & Collectibles on Sunday July 17th from 1-2pm to sign THE VERY DEVIL HERSELF. $25 per person. Buy tix on theverydevilherself.eventbrite.com
“Beginning in the late 1600s we follow Alexandra on a journey through history which is filled with blood, fear, and terror. Alexandra is a supernatural creature who must feast on human flesh and blood to survive. For over 200 years this immortal woman has to prowl the dirty streets of London in search of her next victim until the King of England decides to employ her special skills to hunt real life serial killers for his needs instead. “Horrifying, Terrifying, & Captivating from cover to cover.”
Time Warp Comic Books & Collectibles
1164 Broadway, Hewlett, New York 11557