FR – Sketchtravel Signing

Juanjo Guarnido, Rebecca Dautremer, Francois Roca, Gerald Guerlais, Eric Gosselet, Dominique Bertail, and Mailys Vallade sign on Saturday January 14, 2012!

Le Café du Commerce
51, rue du commerce, 75015 Paris, France

The Walking Dead Strike Tomorrow

Press Release:

AMC’s DRAMA SERIES “THE WALKING DEAD” STRIKES  MAJOR CITIES WORLDWIDE WITH ZOMBIE INVASION
 
26 Cities “Infected,” Including New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Madrid, Rome, Athens, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires

AMC and Fox International Channels (FIC) Unveil Plan to Stage Global Invasions on Tuesday, October 26
                             
October 25, 2010 –   In anticipation of the premiere of AMC’s new drama series, “The Walking Dead,” on Sunday October 31 at 10 p.m., AMC and FOX international networks plan to stage a worldwide zombie invasion stunt.  “The Walking Dead’s” international broadcaster, Fox International Channels (FIC), will kick-off the stunts with overseas invasions beginning at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26, and moving across the globe where the stunt culminates at the show’s Los Angeles premiere.
 
A week prior to the unprecedented global premiere of the show, AMC and FIC have planned to target one day multi-city events that will occur during morning commute peak hours.  Taking direction from “The Walking Dead’s” legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period.  The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world’s major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more.  They will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong, followed by Istanbul, Madrid, Munich, London, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, New York City and Los Angeles, among others. Attacking a total of 26 cities, each outbreak will be documented and shared with fans the world over as it happens. 
 
 “The Walking Dead” Global Zombie Invasion Attacks
New York City, USA
Washington DC, USA
Boston, USA
Chicago, USA
San Francisco, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria
Estonia, Tallinn
Belgrade, Serbia
Munich, Germany
Madrid, Spain
Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK – Westminster
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Video and photo assets documenting the stunt will be delivered as released on the day of the stunt, and will also be available for download here… 

“The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m.  For the first time ever, the series will begin to premiere globally a few hours after AMC’s U.S. launch.  Similar to a theatrical film release, all FIC markets will launch the first episode during the same week, before the release of the second episode in the US. “The Walking Dead” will debut in 120 countries, air in 33 languages and be viewed in 250 million households when it premieres.

“The Walking Dead”, AMC’s original series, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.

Michael Golden and Joe Jusko Embark on Spring 2010 European Tour

Press Release:

Michael Golden and Joe Jusko Headline “LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour”!

Paris, The Netherlands, Brussels — The Eva Ink Artist Tour for May 2010 is underway! And this year sees the bi-annual event reprising the successes of two years ago by bringing back two illustration heavy hitters for the adventure– creator Michael Golden and illustrator Joe Jusko!

“I admire the work of both of these talents immensely,” says Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Artist Group, “And I’m very happy to welcome them both back on the tour. It’s seldom that we invite the same creators back so soon, but the demand for Joe and Michael was high, both from the fans of their work in Europe, and from the store owners themselves!”

And it’s certainly no wonder!

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, is known for his detailed pencil work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among much more!

Milestones in Golden’s career include the co-creation of “Bucky O’Hare,” which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, “The Mirconauts,” as well as “Spartan X” with editor Renee Witterstaetter. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen with new covers on “Spiderman 1602,” “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “X-Men,” “Demon’s Regret, ” “Mice Templar,” and many more. In addition, Vanguard Production’s extensive art book, “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” is on a second printing, while Creator Chronicles has also recently released a two part candid DVD on Michael and his career.

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon and Barcelona, Spain, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to Canada to The United States and most recently in China. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Lille, France.

Following the successful “Heroes and Villains” sketchbook” released last year, Michael’s new hardcover art book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains,” has just hit the stands, and his work on the Eva Ink project “Kerry and the Scary Things,” is due out in October.

Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Fantasy, Pin-Up and Comic Artists in the world today. His career has spanned almost 30 years, starting with the sale of his first cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since , Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors.

In addition to his work at Marvel over the years, Joe has produced art for many other companies and characters, including DC Comics, Crusade Comics, Innovation Comics, Harris Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visuals, to name just a few. His recent work includes miscellaneous cover paintings for ‘The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles’, ‘Vampirella’ , and Sheena, among others. The next project due out on to highlight Joe’s amazing work is “Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty,” a hardcover art book from Eva Ink Publishing.

Jusko’s work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two “Favorite Painter” Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles (previous recipients include Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo) and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover .

The LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour includes stops at:

Paris– Diablo Blanc Comics– May 21st and May 22nd
The Netherlands, Breda– Der Stripspecialist– May 27th
Brussels– Utopia Comics– May 28th and May 29th
Brussels– Ganshoren Comics Festival– May 30th

“We look forward to seeing all of our friends at all these stops,” continued Renee, “And, hey, if you are a store in Europe and would like to be on future tour itineraries, drop me an e-mail. We love to work with new people as well, and meet fans we haven’t met yet!

“Stories from the last two years of tours are legend, ” laughs Renee. “It will be exciting to see what this year holds.”

Golden and Jusko will be signing and sketching at all stops, as well as offering 4 prints each exclusive to the tour, while supplies last. For more information on the stores, locations, and any commission rates, contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Kindling World Tour

From James Jean’s newsletter:

Here is my schedule next month as I travel abroad to sign copies of Kindling, PR3, parchment, and flesh. I will also be speaking in Dublin, London, and Manila.
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DUBLIN, IRELAND

November 6-8th, 2009

OFFSET 2009 is a week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. Bringing together the world’s leading creatives we are producing an event that will both showcase the best work being done today as well as engaging with the creative community at large for a week of celebration, debate and inspiration.

LONDON, ENGLAND

COMICA London: Join North American guests James Jean and Tara McPherson for an evening discussion and illustrated presentation, followed by signings.

November 12, 2009 from 4-6pm.
Orbital Comics
Signing with James Jean & Tara McPherson

November 13, 2009 from 7pm.
£8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
Panel Discussion, Nash Room, ICA, The Mall

PARIS, FRANCE

November 14th, 2009 from 16:00 – 19:45
Librairie Album
67 boulevard Saint Germain
75005 PARIS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Please join James Jean for an exhibition of drawings and a signing of his latest works at Librairie Brüsel.

November 18th, 2009 from 15:00 – 18:00
Librairie Brüsel
Boulevard Anspach 100
1000 Brussels

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Details at www.fullybookedonline.com

November 22th, 2009 from 14:00
Fully Booked
Bonifacio High Street
858-7000, 7036-38

Hope to see you soon!
Details at ProcessRecess.com

Lille Comics Festival (October 2009)

October 29, 2009 by  
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Golden and Texeira Head to France for Lille Comics Festival

October 29, 2009 by  
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Golden and Texeira Join Forces in Lille
France–The Lille Comics Festival doesn’t start until Saturday, but Michael Golden, Mark Texeira and Renee Witterstaetter are in the city early to jump start the event with art classes and store signings each day before the show.

The Nam art by Michael Golden

The Nam art by Michael Golden

Guest of Honor, Michael Golden, known for his groundbreaking work on titles such as The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, The Avengers,Batman, and Dr. Strange has dazzled generations of fans and establisheing him as one of the most influential creators in comics, with a body of work that inspired countless artists over the years.

During his career, Golden has been an editor at DC Comics as well as senior art director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on numerous movie production projects, including some currently in development.

His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as New York, Gijon and Barcelona, Antwerp and Brussels, and his class on storytelling has been conducted in Spain, Brussels, Canada, the United States and China. Golden’s recent work can be seen on the covers of Heroes for Hire, Exiles,Demon’s Regret, Uncanny X-Men, and Spiderman, among others. Vanguard Production’s recently released top-selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” written by Renee Witterstaetter, which has gone into a second printing. This year will also see the release of Golden’s new sketchbook, “More Heroes and Villains,” from Eva Ink Publishing-a perfect match for last year’s “Heroes and Villains” sketchbook.

In addition, while in Lille, Golden is teaching a 2 hour course at the local art school as part of this important cultural exchange, adding this beautiful and historic city to the list of venues where he is previewing this truncated version of his longer 2 day art class to debut next year.

Conan art by Mark Texeira

Conan art by Mark Texeira

Mark Texeira is best known for his work on Marvel titles such as Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Black Panther, and more, showcasing a knack of bringing striking reality, powerful mood, and visceral feeling to any story he tackles.

His fine-art style has also graced numerous album covers, magazine covers, paperback books, movie tie-ins, and gaming merchandise. His clients include Def Jam Records, Marvel Entertainment, Dynamite, Harris, DC Comics, and pretty much every publisher we could name. His brush has brought to life characters such as Vampirella, Conan, and Batman, as well as Tex’s creator-owned character Pscythe.

Mark is currently working on a new Punisher mini-series for Marvel among much more.

Writer, editor, color artist, and publisher, Renee Witterstaetter began her career working for DC, Marvel, and Topps. After a storytelling immersion in comics, film work was a natural progression for her, and she worked on dozens of commercials and music videos for the likes of Madonna, Seal, and Usher, as well as the feature films Rush Hour Two, and Red Dragon, among others. She is the author of numerous books, including “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” “The Fantastic Art of Arthur Suydam,” and “The Art of the Barbarian, vols. 1 and 2, the top-selling “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden” and “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” and her upcoming mystery novel. She has just recently returned from presenting a new paper at an animation forum in China, as well.

Michael, Mark and Renee will be appearing at comic shops in Lille the two days leading up to the show, signing and taking commission requests. All three will also be on hand both days of the festival. Other guests joining the trio will be: Niko Henrichon, Barry Kitson, Phil Winslade, Mitch Breitweiser, Gary Erskine, Stepahnie Hans, Gerald Parel, Ramon Perez, Karl Kershl,Cameron Stewart, Dave Taylor and Michael Lark.

For more information contact: www.lillecomicsfestival.com

For more information on Golden and Texeira, their commissions, work and appearances, contact: evaink@aol.com

Texeira, Golden and Witterstaetter on recent appearance in  China

Texeira, Golden and Witterstaetter on recent appearance in China

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FR – A Sketchy Past Launch

Peter de Seve opens an exhibit in Paris

Peter de Seve opens an exhibit in Paris

This Thursday, October 15, Galerie Arludik (12-14 rue Saint-Louis en l’ÃŽle, 75004 Paris) presents a one-man show of the work of illustrator and character designer Peter de Sève. The opening, from 6:30 to 9:30pm, will feature published and upublished pieces by de Sève, some of which will be available for sale. A preview of the show’s artwork can be found at Peter’s blog here, here, and here.

(from Cartoon Brew)

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Lost Constellations European Tour

Tara McPherson's European Tour

Tara McPherson's European Tour

From the newsletter of Tara McPherson (Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)

European Lost Constellations & Gamma Mutant Space Friends Signing Tour!

One night signings and exhibitions for the new Lost Constellations Book by Dark Horse and Gamma Mutant Space Friends Mini-Figure Set by Kidrobot!! I’ll be bringing some small prints with me and tour posters that will be for sale at each event.

Be sure to check with each gallery/store the day of the event for the exact signing times.  

London
Forbidden Planet, Signing. 6-7pm
June 11

Manchester
Richard Goodall Gallery, Signing 1-5pm
June 13

Paris
ArtToyz, Signing
June 17

Dusseldorf
Slowboy Gallery, Signing and poster exhibition.
June 18

Münster
FB69 Gallery, Signing and small poster and drawings exhibition.
June 19

Hamburg
Feinkunst Krüger Gallery, Signing.
June 20

Berlin

Modern Graphics, Signing.
June 25

 Vienna
Inoperable Gallery, Signing and poster exhibition.
June 27

Zürich
Perla Mode, Signing and poster exhibition.
July 2

Rome
Dorothy Circus Gallery
, Signing.
July 4

Barcelona
Iguapop Gallery

July 9, Signing and Art Exhibition with new paintings and drawings.

Lisbon
Kingpin Books
, Signing.
July 18