David Finch, Leonard Kirk, Jason Fabok, and more sign at Gotham Central Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
David Finch – Making his second Free Comic Book Day appearance at Gotham Central! David is known for his work with Marvel titles such as ‘World War Hulk’, ‘X-men’, and ‘Captain America’. After winning The Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist in 2009, he moved to DC Comics to write and draw their New 52 title ‘Batman: The Dark Knight.” He now draws The New 52 title ‘Justice League of America’.
Jason Fabok – Gotham Central is proud to present Jason Fabok as he is now working on his own title for DC Comics. Working with writer John Layman on The New 52’s ‘Detective Comics’, Fabok will be joining us for his second year for Free Comic Book Day.
Mike Del Mundo – Born in the Philippines and now local to Toronto, Ontario, Mike Del Mundo is known for his amazing cover work for Marvel. His art spans a large amount of Marvel titles including Marvel Now’s ‘Avengers Arena’, ‘X-Men Legacy’, and ‘Marvel Zombies’. This is the first time we will be hosting Mike and are pleased to add him to our roster.
Leonard Kirk – Leonard has worked on many titles spanning both Marvel and DC Comics. His work can be found on fan favorites like ‘Aquaman’, ‘Detective Comics’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Ultragirl’ and ‘Dark X-Men’. This is also the first time Leonard has appeared at Gotham Central.
Spent Pencils – Spent Pencils is a collective group of 20+ local artists with various talents. From painters, anime artists, digital artists and skilled pencil workers, the crew of Spent Pencils bring an amazing amount of talent to any event.
Mark Bertolini – A Local Comic writer with a few titles under his belt. Mark has just launched the first issue of this new title ‘Broken’ for Free!
Nicholas Lukic – Nicholas is a local independent filmmaker, artist and writer, currently working on his own comic book series and short films. He will also be at Niagara Falls comic con with local artist Andrew Armelim.
Andrew Armelim – Andrew is a Independent comic illustrator and graphic designer. His most recent work can be found in the promotional posters for ‘DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga’ and is working on a project to bring back a lovable 80’s character in a fresh new comic series drawn by himself.
Chris Burke – Also known as Toronto Joker or That Joker Guy, Chris’ photo-realistic renderings of beloved characters as well as his own comic ‘Comic Sins’ always garner attention of their own next to his painted face.
Toronto Deadpool – He is everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth and here’s hoping he brings a chimichanga cart with him.
Toronto X-Men – The Gang is all here to represent Mutant Kind and keep us all safe from Magneto and the Brotherhood’s elitist ways.
Toronto Ironman – It wouldn’t be a party without Marvel’s favorite billionaire, playboy, genius, philanthropist in attendance. Comes completely suited.
Ontario Ghostbusters – Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals…
Back to the Future DeLorean – If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? Take a trip in the front seat of the famed DeLorean and have photographic proof of the trip. If you meet Darth Vader and he tells you he’s from planet Vulcan… something is a muck.
Arkham Batman and Robin – Sworn to protect the city of Gotham after the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne adopts the name of Batman… and a boy wonder to aid him. Towering at 6’10, you can’t miss this opportunity to meet the ultimate Batman and Robin combo.
That Joker Guy – And what would the Dynamic Duo do all day if we didn’t provide them with a villain? Why so serious?
Hourly prizes and draws, raffles, contests and more!
Gotham Central Comics
5170 Dixie Road Unit 102, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1E3
Neal Adams and his son Josh Adams appear at Golden Age Collectables for a signing Wednesday, April 24th at 1:00pm!
Golden Age Collectables
852 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
Gilbert Hernandez goes on tour for Marble Season in April & May 2013! Gilbert will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today. Seriously folks, don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.
Here are his dates written out nice ‘n’ neat! It’s going to be a GOOD spring.
BALTIMORE: Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm
101 Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University
NEW YORK CITY: Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Ave.
MONTREAL: Wednesday April 17th, 7 pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.
CHICAGO: Thursday April 18th, 7 pm
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave.
PORTLAND, OR: Sunday April 21st, 7:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside
LOS ANGELES: Wednesday April 24th, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
FORT WORTH, TX: Friday April 26th
Texas Library Association, Forth Worth Convention Center
TORONTO: Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th
TCAF, Toronto Reference Library
Alison Bechdel appears at the Ukrainian Federation on Friday, April 12th at 7:00 PM!
Join us at the Ukrainian Federation as Alison Bechdel discusses her creative process and her latest graphic memoir, Are You My Mother? , in a visual presentation. A Q&A and book signing will follow.
Tickets available for $10 at the link.
$5 off all books at the event.
Vendredi 12 avril à la Fédération Ukrainienne, 5213 Hutchison
Soyez des nôtres à la Fédération Ukrainienne pour une présentation donnée par Alison Bechdel à propos de son processus créatif et de Are You My Mother?, son mémoire graphique le plus récent. Une période de questions-réponse suivra, ainsi qu’une séance de dédicace.
Les billets (10$) seront en vente à la librairie dès ce samedi 2 mars à 10h. Un rabais de 5$ sera en vigueur sur les livres de Bechdel en vente le soir de l’événement.
5213 Rue Hutchison, Montreal, Quebec H2V 4B4
Gilbert Hernandez signs at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM!
Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez as he launches MARBLE SEASON, the first semi-autobiographical story about his childhood in suburban California.
Hernandez will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.
The presentation will be followed by a Q+A and signing, so don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.
Mercredi 17 avril à 19h
Venez rencontrer le grand bédéiste Gilbert Hernandez pour le lancement de MARBLE SEASON, la première histoire semi-autobiographique de son enfance dans la banlieue californienne.
Hernandez présentera « From Funny Books to Graphic Novels, » un diaporama qui rend hommage aux bandes dessinées qu’il a lu étant enfant. Il parlera des BD classiques que l’on retrouve dans MARBLE SEASON et qui ont influencé Gilbert ainsi que ses frères Jaime et Mario dès leur jeunesse, tous les trois devenus depuis des créateurs véritablement légendaires.
Une période de questions/réponses, ainsi qu’une séance de dédicace suivra la présentation. Ne manquez pas cette occasion de mieux connaître l’homme derrière trente ans de carrière qui ont marqué l’histoire de la bande dessinée.
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
Writer Brian Wood signs at The Beguiling on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM!
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6G 2L7
MegaCon preparations are underway, Stephen Wacker talks about nipples, and reports come in for the Toronto Comicon and more.
Ken Lashley, Ty Templeton, Marcus To, and many more appear at Stadium Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY COMIC CREATORS:
KEN LASHLEY – Ken has worked on titles such as Flash, Black Panther, Deadpool, X-Men, Batwing, Red Hood and the Outlaws and more! He also has credits on several DC New52 covers such as Suicide Squad, Superboy, Ravagers, Team 7, Blackhawks, plus lots of Star Wars related work for Hasbro, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts!
MARCUS TO – Marcus has worked on a several series for companies like DC Comics, Archaia, and Aspen such as Red Robin, Batwing, The Huntress, and the upcoming Cyborg 009 based on the original Japanese manga and anime created by Shotaro Ishinomori. Cyborg 009 will see release in both North America and Japan.
TY TEMPLETON – Ty Has written, penciled, and inked countless titles for DC, Marvel, and many other publishers. Most recently Ty has been providing art for Ultimate Spider-Man based on the popular animated series. Ty also runs “Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp”, where he teaches up and coming creators the ins and outs of the comic industry!
ADAM GORHAM – Adam is the artist of the gritty medieval tale ‘Teuton’ published by Big Sexy Comics. Previously Adam made quite an impression with his graphic novel adaptation of Canadian indie film ‘The Vampire Conspiracy’, and has also contributed to the Western Horror anthology “Horror in the West”. “Undertow” is another title Adam has worked on which will be published in the near future.
VINCE SUNICO and Members of Spent Pencils – Vince Sunico has been appearing at Stadium Comics since 2008 and his recent work includes our store exclusive variant covers for Aspen Comics’ Shrugged and Jirni. Vince wlll also be releasing “Remnant” through IDW later this year. Spent Pencils is the Greater Toronto area’s largest collective of artists. The Spent Pencils crew is always a fan favourite at Stadium and conventions across North America!
DAVID BISHOP – David is the writer and illustrator of the Zombie Survival tale “Stranger”. He also famously worked with our own Ricky Lima on the haunting “Deep Sea”, of which we will see more of later this year. David is also working on art for “Of Stone”.
GEORGE TODOROVSKI – An independent artist from Toronto who is co-creator of the hilarious The Bear Stories graphic novels and webcomic. George is also the regular artist on the Dungeon Crawler Adventures web comic, and he has also had his work appear in Heavy Metal Magazine.
PARIS ALLEYNE – Up and coming young comic artist who has tons of potential, Paris is building quite the portfolio for himself while collaborating with other creators.
…and more to be announced!
MORE CONTESTS, PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS THAN EVER BEFORE! – Info coming soon
OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! – Info coming soon
SPECIAL “MAY THE FOURTH” ACTIVITIES CELEBRATING STAR WARS! – Info coming soon
What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday in May every year. Participating comic stores all across North America give away comics for FREE to anyone who enters their store on that day.
Free Comic Book Day is meant to promote and celebrate comic books as great literature and a true artform.
Stadium Comics runs one of the largest Free Comic Book Day events in Canada. In addition to the free comics, the Brampton, Ontario comic shop brings in several guest artists and creators to sign and sketch for fans. Combined with the raffles and contests, and their biggest sale of the year, Free Comic Book Day at Stadium is one event that you don’t want to miss!
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
FAN EXPO LAUNCHES FAN EXPO SPORTS, THE ULTIMATE SPORTS CELEBRITY EXPERIENCE
NEW ADDITION INCLUDES CELEBRITY GUESTS BOBBY ORR, JOE MONTANA, HULK HOGAN AND MANY MORE!
TORONTO, ON (March 6, 2013) - Canada’s favourite and largest fan convention,Fan Expo Canada™, is expanding by adding a new genre to the show: Fan Expo Sports™ - The Ultimate Sports Celebrity Experience. The only convention of its kind to marry the worlds of pop culture with sports, the 2013 return of Fan Expo will see over 100,000 entertainment and sports fans unite at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to get a glimpse of their favourite celebrities.
“Sports are as much a part of pop culture as comics or science fiction,” says Steve Menzie, President of Hobby Star Marketing Inc. ”There are many similarities in the celebrity experience, with everything from sports collectibles to equally devoted fans. We are creating an event that unites fans of entertainment – whether sporting or cultural. It’s a natural fit and will offer a winning combination for all Fan Expo fans.”
With a mission to provide the “ultimate sports celebrity experience,” Fan Expo Sports™ goes above and beyond traditional sports shows that focus solely on signings and memorabilia. Attendees will have a chance to meet their favourite sports celebrities, including Canadian hockey legends Martin Brodeur, Joe Sakic, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr (in a rare public appearance); Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana; wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in his first Canadian appearance; Canadian horse racing champion, Ron Turcotte (Secretariat’s jockey) and many more!
Experience once-in-a-lifetime attractions including:
- CELEBRITY PHOTO SESSIONS: A chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favourite sports celebrity! This is the only way to get a beautiful 8×10 glossy photo of you with one of our special guests in an intimate setting.
- AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS: A perfect opportunity to get that unique item signed by your favourite sports celebrity! Be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out!
- PANELS/Q&A’s: Our special guests will all be speaking and taking questions from the fans, live on stage! Like your very own press conference, the Pros will be here to answer your questions about their careers or issues in the world sports. You never know what they might say! Celebrity sports journalists will moderate many of these panels!
- SEMINARS: Interested in hearing North America’s top sports agents tell you what it takes to earn scholarships or play professional sports? Then listen to and participate in our numerous free seminars! Soak it all in through many specialized sessions presented by the professional sports personalities!
- OVER 70,000 SQ FT OF SHOPPING MADNESS!: Hundreds of retailers from all over the continent join FAN EXPO SPORTS™ to make your experience an unforgettable one! Specializing in sports cards, licensed merchandise, sports memorabilia, equipment, jerseys, hats, and other collectables; these retailers have what you need. It is THE area to find just what you’re looking for – whether it’s items from another era, posters, artwork, books, DVD’s, videos, toys or Tshirts – you will find it all here.
Fan Expo Canada™ will return to Toronto from August 22nd to 25th, taking over the entire North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 750,000 square feet, 100,000 fans and 900 retailers, artists and exhibitors.
For more information on Fan Expo Canada™, visit http://www.fanexpocanada.com
About Fan Expo Canada™:
Founded by Hobby Star Marketing Inc. as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995, FanExpo Canada™ is an annual four-day multi-genre fan convention featuring comic, anime, science, fiction, horror and gaming. The convention is the largest of its kind in Canada and among the largest in the world, filling the entire South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 90,000 attendees every August. Other shows produced by Hobby Star Marketing Inc. include Toronto ComiCon™ and FanExpo Vancouver™.
Anthony Del Col, Andy Belanger, and Becky Cloonan appear at the Comic Book Lounge on Friday March 1, 2013 from 8:00 – 11:00 pm!
The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery
587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G1B2