Jetpack Comics LLC & The Rochester Main Street Program are proud to announce the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival guest of honor: David Petersen! David, of Mouse Guard fame, will be on hand throughout Free Comic Book Day (Saturday May 2nd) at the event hall, signing copies of his works and hanging out with fans. To celebrate we have all kinds of works from David in-store ready for you to pick up now so you can get a head start on your FCBD planS! PLUS they are on sale (for a limited time)!
- Purchase ANY Mouse Guard Hard Cover book and get 2 Free Mouse Guard Comic Books
- Purchase ANY 3 Mouse Guard Hard Covers & get a TMNT Micro Series trade (TMNT covers by David Petersen)
- Purchase all 5 Mouse Guard Hard Covers & get both TMNT Micro Series trades
While supplies last! Don’t miss your chance to get these beautful books signed by David at FCBD.
Hosted by Jetpack Comics.
Knights of Columbus
40 Columbus Ave, Rochester, NH 03867
Duncan Fegredo (MPH), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), and Christian Ward (ODY-C) appear at Gosh Comics on Saturday May 2nd from 3-6pm for Free Comic Book Day!
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Daniel Clowes, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt, and Jay Howell appear at Hellion Gallery on Friday, April 17th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm! RSVP on Facebook!
Linework NW is back for round 2! Come celebrate the triumphant return of Portland’s premier comics and illustration festival at our opening reception on Friday, April 17th at Hellion Gallery from 6:00-10:00pm. Enjoy beer by the local brew heroes at Gigantic while perusing prints and original work from our esteemed special guests:
one of the great voices of contemporary American literature and a legendary artist and draftsman. Clowes is the creator of Eightball, an anthology of personal work that consistently raised the bar of comics art and literature over its impressive 17–year run. It was in these pages that many of Clowes’ graphic novels were first serialized, including Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, David Boring, and Ghost World, which was adapted to film by Terry Zwigoff in 2001 with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Clowes. Linework NW is extraordinarily honored to be hosting the official world premiere of The Complete Eightball 1–18 (Fantagraphics Books) at our festival.
a prolific cartoonist and illustrator known for her colorful and hilarious work. A Co-Producer and Production Designer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, Hanawalt is also a frequent contributor to publications such as The Believer, Lucky Peach magazine, and The New York Times, and the author of the collection My Dirty Dumb Eyes (Drawn and Quarterly). A prolific and wide-ranging creator, Hanawalt also serves as co-host of the bi-weekly podcast Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller. Lisa Hanawalt will make you blush, through either the sheer beauty of her craft, or her deft ability to tell dirty jokes.
an animator, illustrator, and character designer whose work can be seen everywhere from Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig (where Howell serves as Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Art Director) and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers to fine art galleries such as Slow Culture and FFDG. Well known for his distinctive drawings of spindly-legged punks, dogs, skateboards, and cool times, Howell is also the creator and animator of the Classic Tales series of interviews from Vans. With a body of work that evokes both simple beauty and thrashing chaos, Jay Howell is a champion to professional artists and those who doodle in the margins of notebooks alike.
a fine artist, author, and illustrator who well-known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, and hand lettering. A self-described “late bloomer,” Congdon began her artistic career after working for years as an educator and has achieved extraordinary success, working with an array of high-profile clients including MoMA, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and the Obama campaign. Lisa is also the author of many books, including Art, Inc; Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip, and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, Fortune Favors the Brave (Chronicle) will be released later this year. Congdon’s background as an educator continues to influence her artistic practice. She has made a name for herself as a guide and inspiration to those following their passion and pursuing a career in art.
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information about the festival, please visit www.lineworknw.com
19 NW 5th Ave, Suite #208, Portland OR 97209
Artist Cully Hamner appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, April 11th from noon till 4:00 pm to sign Convergence: The Question #1!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Writer Scott Snyder (Wytches, The Wake) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm for a signing of Batman #40!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Bryan Konietzko & Michael Dante DiMartino (creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra) and Gene Luen Yang (writer of the ATLA comics as well as Superman, American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and many more) speak on a panel moderated by novelist Leigh Bardugo where they will break down the components of mythic storytelling on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at noon. A book signing will follow at 1:00 PM. Present as part of the Yallwest book festival in Santa Monica, CA.
Santa Monica High School – Barnum Hall
601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods, The Sixth Sense) appears on Saturday April 11th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM!
A one-day, rain-or-shine, spectacular event at the new Boston Verizon Destination Store, with chances to win VIP access to meet Donnie Wahlberg and chances to win two tickets to a VIP Meet and Greet Cocktail Reception with Donnie (if you are 21 or over)! Donnie Wahlberg is making special appearances at the store between 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Arrive at the store by 3:30 if you want a chance to win a meet and greet.)
Many Verizon prizes and giveaways on hand, too!
Tickets and prizes are only distributed after attendees have completed a guided tour of the exciting new Boston Verizon Destination Store on April 11, 2015. Contest Winners VIP Meet and Greet Cocktail Reception with Donnie Wahlberg: approximately 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Attendees must indicate show ID for 21 years of age.)
745 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment team up to present the first-ever BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 2, 2015, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, plenty of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!
SPECIAL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Joe Casey (MIAMI VICE: REMIX, SEX, THE BOUNCE)
Frank Gibson (CAPTURE CREATURES, ADVENTURE TIME, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
Dana Gould (STAR TREK/PLANET OF THE APES, THE DANA GOULD HOUR)
Jim Krueger (JUSTICE, THE HIGH COST OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER)
Steve Niles (THE OCTOBER FACTION, MONSTER AND MADMAN, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT)
Valerie Perez (THE NERDIST, THE ADVENTURES OF PAULA PERIL)
Thomas Perkins (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, BEN 10)
Kit Quinn (SWEETHEARTS OF THE GALAXY)
Mairghred Scott (TRANSFORMERS, WINDBLADE, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
Todd Stashwick (12 MONKEYS, THE ORIGINALS, GOTHAM)
J.K. Woodward (CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER, STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO)
More guests to be announced in the days to come!
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Artist Blair Shedd appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from noon till 6:00 pm to sign the first issue of DOCTOR WHO featuring the Ninth Doctor!
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is pleased to host the return engagement of one of America’s most influential artists, Daniel Clowes. His cynical satires of popular culture in the pages of the wildly popular Eightball comic book series helped define the attitudes and aesthetics of an entire generation. His appearance in Seattle on Saturday, April 18 marks the global debut of The Complete Eightball 1 – 18. Clowes will be available to sign a limited number of advance copies of this collection as well as other publications from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale Street, just minutes south of downtown Seattle. Open daily 11:30 to 8:00 PM, Sundays until 5:00 PM. Phone 206.658.0110.