Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) appears on Saturday August 16th at 1:00 pm at the unveiling of the new FYE Woodbridge, a pop culture destination for fans across the Tri-State area! Join Ashley for an in-store Cosplay Contest judged with Miggy Jagger (Heroes of Cosplay).
1st Place Winner will receive a Her Universe tote bag with a copy of Entertainment Weekly signed by the Doctor Who cast, signed autographs from the judges and a $100 FYE Gift Certificate.
Woodbridge Center Mall
250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti appear at the Dunedin Museum to give a family friendly talk on their work in the comics industry from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Saturday August 16, 2014!
349 Main Street, Dunedin, FL 34697-2393
Phone: (727) 736-1176
Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonès, Mark Evanier, William Stout, Tone Rodriguez, Bill Morrison, and many more appear at Meltdown Comics on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign THE SAKAI PROJECT!
On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.
Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.
Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.
Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.
Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.
Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.
In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.
The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Writer James Tynion IV appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign The Woods and Batman Eternal!
*Purchase of The Woods Vol. 1 TPB or Batman Eternal #22 required to participate in signing.
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Writer Jay Faerber appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, September 10th from 5:00 PM till 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of COPPERHEAD!
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Meet author Kazu Kibuishi at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM! He is the Eisner-nominated creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series and a collection of his popular webcomic, Copper. Kazu also illustrated the covers of the latest edition of the Harry Potter series.
Barnes & Noble
3981 US Hwy 9, Freehold, NJ 07728
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Artist Mathew Reynolds appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, September 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign The Mercenary Sea!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Writer Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Superman: Unchained) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Forever Evil on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bob Fingerman, Joe Harris, Joe Kelly, Brandon Montclare, and Amy Reeder sign at Barnes & Noble on Thursday August 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024