Legendary comic book creator and Hero Initiative spokesperson Denny O’Neil is coming to The Dragon on May 21st!
The purpose of this special event is to raise money for the Hero Initiative, which provides a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work.
Starting at 2:00 PM, Denny will participate in an in-store signing event, with special guest Ty Templeton. CGC signature series is an option for this event. Autograph fee of $20 for CGC purposes. $10 for all other signatures, and Ty will be sketching. We will have lots of stories that Denny worked on available, and anything bought from The Dragon that day we will provide 10% to Hero Initiative.
In the evening we really kick it up a notch! We will be hosting a party with Denny! Denny will be interviewed by Ty about his long history in comics, and afterwards we will have a meet & greet with the pros. Limited capacity for this event! Tickets will be available at The Dragon.
Seriously, you need to be here and help us raise money for a hugely important cause.
Denny O’Neil wrote or worked as editor on some of the most famous books in comic history!
Denny wrote the Green Lantern / Green Arrow ‘Hard Luck Heroes’ stories that pushed the boundaries of comics in the 70’s. He wrote some of the most famous Batman stories of the 70’s, including The Laughing Fish. He wrote Iron Man when Tony Stark gave up being Iron Man. He had Superman face the greatest of all time in ‘Superman vs Muhammad Ali’.
He created the characters Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, Azrael, Green Lantern John Stewart, The Iron Monger (the villain in the first Iron Man movie), and put James “Rhodey” Rhodes in the Iron Man armour.
As editor of the Batman universe he oversaw some of the most famous or important Batman stories of all time, such as: ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, ‘Batman Year 1’, ‘Batman Year 2’, ‘KnightFall’, ‘No Man’s Land’, ‘The Killing Joke’, ’10 Nights of the Beast’, ‘Batman/Grendel’, and he even edited Daredevil issues 163-200, the Frank Miller run which is basically Season 1 & 2 of the Netflix show.
Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario N1H7T8
Saturday, May 7th is the biggest comic book day of the year, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! Join The Comic Hunter all day long, starting at 8am, for tons of giveaways, big sales, BBQ, meet and greets with local artists, and just tons fun! The first 100 people through the door will also get a free prize pack!
Some of the fun stuff happening will be:
(possibly more to be annouced)
-BBQ starting at 10am hosted by Muddy River Rollers
-Costume Contest (8am-12pm)
Just show up in your best costume/cosplay! We’ll be taking pictures all day and announcing winners over the next few days after wards. Categories for kids and adults! See below for more information.
-Tons of giveaways!
-Free Comics For Everyone (10 per person)
-SALES ON EVERYTHING IN THE STORE, DETAILS COMING SOON!
(The Magic The Gathering counter will be closed for the day)
COSTUME CONTEST DETAILS (8am-12Pm)
The costume contest will just be a simple “show up and get your picture taken” thing.
We’ll be taking pictures of all the participants, ,and announcing the winners the next day.
Winners will be the following!
13 and up: Best Costume ($75 gift certificate) & Runner-Up ($25 gift certificate)
12 and under: Our 2 favourite and coolest costumes each will get a $50 gift certificate.
The Comic Hunter will be raising funds for the Moncton Public Library during FCBD. Any donations made will be matched 100% by us in the form of a donation to the library to their Graphic Novel section!
The Comic Hunter (Moncton)
467 Main St. Suite 300, Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 1C2
Kyle Charles and David Croteau appear at Happy Harbor Comics on Wednesday April 27, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM!
Join us at Happy Harbor Comics as we celebrate local creators making their debut in Heavy Metal Magazine! Issue #280 arrives on shelves April 27th, and we’re bringing the boys in for a little meet-n-greet. Kyle Charles is an accomplished Canadian comics creator and a past Artist-in-Residence at Happy Harbor, and we’re always happy to host him and his friends! David Croteau is the colorist for their new story, Time Served, which debuts in Heavy Metal #280!
Copies of the brand-new issue will be available for sale on April 27th, so you can get your copy signed by Kyle and/or David while you’re chatting with them about their experiences working for the long-running staple of underground comics!
Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
Cartoonist Chester Brown appears at McNally Robinson Booksellers on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Speaking & Signing Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and religious obedience in the Bible (Drawn & Quarterly). Co-presented by The Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Spring Literary Series.
Chester Brown (author of the bestselling Paying for It: A comic-strip memoir of being a john) continues his thoughts on sex work by retelling nine stories from Hebrew scriptures and the Christian New Testament. Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus forms a fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution.
McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 2A6
Cartoonist Yale Stewart (JL8) appears at The Comic Book Shoppe on Saturday, April 30th at noon for an in-store signing! He will be selling prints, original art, and taking commission requests at the shop. If you’d like to order a commission, please message Yale via the JL8 page on Facebook. Please note that commissions are for people who will be attending the appearance or can pick them up from the shop.
The Comic Book Shoppe
1400 Clyde Ave, Ottawa, ON K2G 3J2
Cartoonist Chester Brown appears to discuss his new work on stage with Reverend Maggie Helwig and writer Alex Tigchelaar in what is sure to be a fascinating conversation at St. Stephen’s-In-The-Fields Church, at College and Bellvue Street. The event takes place Wednesday, April 20th at 7pm, and is free to the public to attend. Presented by The Beguiling.
The iconoclastic and bestselling cartoonist of Paying for It: A Comic Strip Memoir about being a John returns with a polemical interpretation of the Bible that will be one of the most controversial and talked about graphic novels of 2016. Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is the retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work.
Mary Wept over the Feet of Jesus is a fitting follow-up to Brown’s sui generis graphic memoir Paying for It, which was reviewed twice in the New York Times and hailed by sex workers for Brown’s advocacy for the decriminalization and normalization of prostitution. Brown approaches the Bible as he did the life of Louis Riel, making these stories compellingly readable and utterly pertinent to a modern audience. In classic Chester Brown fashion, he provides extensive handwritten endnotes that delve into the biblical lore that informs Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus.
About Chester Brown:
Chester Brown was born in Montreal in 1960 and is best known for his two recent nonfiction graphic novels: the meticulously researched and Harvey Award-winning Louis Riel and the controversial, critically acclaimed Paying for It. Brown began self publishing his comic book series Yummy Fur at 23, and has been publishing with D+Q since 1991. He is the author of The Playboy, I Never Liked You, The Little Man, and Ed The Happy Clown. His latest publication is Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus. Brown lives in Toronto, where he ran for Parliament twice as a member of the Libertarian Party of Canada.
Cartoonist FAITH ERIN HICKS appears at Happy Harbor Comics in-store signing on Wednesday April 20, 2016 from 11:30 AM till 2:00 PM!
Faith Erin Hicks is an acclaimed Canadian comics creator best known for her young adult webcomics and graphic novels, Demonology 101, Friends with Boys, and The Adventures of Superhero Girl, for which she won the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Kids Publication.
Faith will be at Happy Harbor Wednesday, April 20 to show off her latest graphic novel, The Nameless City: Book 1. Don’t miss your chance to meet the creator and get a signed copy!
About The Nameless City vol. 1:
An unlikely friendship forms between Nameless City native Rat, and Kai, whose country has recently conquered her city. The two of them must find common ground between their cultures and foil a sinister conspiracy. The Nameless City captures an intricate world inspired by Central Asia and the Silk Road in which the besieged inhabitants of an ancient city are desperate to learn the secrets of the perished civilization which carved the city out of living rock.
Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
Bolen Books is very excited to be hosting a keynote discussion panel with four fantastic graphic fiction illustrators, hosted and moderated by Camosun College’s own Ken Steacy. This panel is being held in conjunction with this year’s Camosun Comic Arts Festival, marking its 4th year in 2016. The festival, put on at Camosun College, is a gathering and celebration of the graphic arts, featuring workshops, guest appearances, an art sale showcasing some bright new talents in the field, and much, much more. This event is open to the public, and will take place Saturday, April 16th, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Visit the CCAF official Facebook page for more details.
Then, stop by Bolen Books on the evening of Sunday, April 17th at 6:00 PM, where CCAF organizer Ken Steacy will be joined by guest authors Faith Erin Hicks, Tony Cliff, Renée Nault, and Sam Logan for a panel discussion of the graphic arts. We’ll have books available for purchase from Faith Erin Hicks and Tony Cliff.
If you’re an aspiring graphic artist, or maybe just someone who really loves graphic fiction, you definitely don’t want to miss this unique and exciting event!
111-1644 Hillside Ave. Victoria, B.C. V8T 2C5
Writer Chase Kantor and artist Dan Schneider appear at Happy Harbor Comics Thursday, March, 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM to sign The Saga of the Jack of Spades.
Happy Harbor Comics
10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
Little Island Comics and Page & Panel are proud to welcome author Svetlana Chmakova as she signs her new graphic novel Awkward! Perfect for fans of the work of Raina Telgemeier, like Smile, Sisters, or Drama, Awkward is a great middle grade graphic novel about the difficulty making friends outside of your social circle. It’s been one of Little Island Comics’ bestsellers since its release late last year, and we’re so thrilled that Svetlana will be back in Toronto so we can have an official signing with her!
Svetlana will be signing at Page & Panel, located in Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, on Saturday, March 19th, from 1pm-3pm. Please stop by to get your copy of Awkward signed!
Svetlana Chmakova broke onto the scene with the release of the popular graphic novel series DramaCon, published by Tokyopop. Since then she has created another original series, Nightschool, and adapted James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard series into a manga format, both for Yen Press/Hachette.
Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8