Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015


New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

WA – Prison Island Signing


Cartoonist Colleen Frakes signs her new comic memoir, Prison Island, at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM for Small Business Saturday!

McNeil Island in Washington state was the home of the last prison island in the US, accessible only by air or sea. It was also home to about fifty families, including Colleen’s. Her parents—like nearly everyone else on the island—both worked in the prison, where her father was the prison’s captain and her mother worked in security. Xeric and Ignatz Award-winning comics artist, Colleen Frakes, tells the story of a typical girl growing up in atypical circumstances in this engaging graphic memoir.

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Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 658-0110

NY – Totally Awesome Hulk #1 Signing


Writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk, Storm, Skaar, Action Comics, Code Monkey Save World) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 PM!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

IL – Albert the Alien Vol. 2 Launch Party


Writer/creator Trevor Mueller, Artist/creator Gabriel “GABO” Bautista, and guest artists Ali Cantarella, Ashley Erickson, and Kevin Harrell appear at Defiant Comics on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM to sign volume 2 of their webcomic ALBERT THE ALIEN!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

UK – Blades & Lazers Creator Signing


Benjamin Marra, creator of Night Business, Gangsta Rap Posse, Terror Assaulter O.M.W.O.T, and Blades & Lazers, appears at Gosh! Comics on the 8th of December from 7:30-9:00 PM! 

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

ON – Dark Knight III Variant Signing


Francis Manapul (The Flash, Convergence: Justice League) appears at Silver Snail Comics on Saturday November 28, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 PM  and 5:00-7:00 PM to sign his variant cover of Dark Knight III!

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Silver Snail Comics
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7

PA – Darth Vader & Friends Signing

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Press Release:

The ToonSeum is proud to present VADER AND FRIENDS: A Presentation and Book signing with best-selling author and award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars™ moments a fresh twist, showing that the trials and joys of parenting are universal, even in a galaxy far, far away.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the pitching and creation of one of the best-selling STAR WARS book series.

The cost for this event is $25 per person. This fee includes your admission to Jeffrey’s presentation and a copy of Darth Vader and Friends (a $14.95 value) which can be signed by the author. Tickets available at the link…

Each Single Ticket purchase = 1 admission and 1 copy of Darth Vader and Friends
Each Family Four Pack purchase = 4 admissions and 2 copies of Darth Vader and Friends
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time constraints the author will only sign books or prints purchased as part of this event.

945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

OR – Curveball Signing


Jeremy Sorese, writer of Steven Universe, appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of NOBROW’s newest graphic novel, CURVEBALL.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

CA – Star Wars Artifact Edition Signing


Writer/Artist Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!, Black Kiss, Satellite Sam) appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Saturday November 21, 2015 from 5:00 till 8:00 PM to sign the STAR WARS ARTIFACT EDITION! The Gallery will also be exhibiting 30 pieces of original art from Star Wars’ first ever comics series released by Marvel in 1977. The exhibit will run from November 21, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

Press Release:

The San Diego Comic Art Gallery (SDCAG) is proud to announce the Comic Book Art of Star Wars exhibition, which will run from November 21st through January 31st, 2016. The exhibit will feature 30 pieces of rare Star Wars original art from the very first comic book series that was released by Marvel Comics in 1977.

The majority of these originals are from the first six issues, which adapted the blockbuster George Lucas film. Included in this landmark display are many key and historically significant pages.

Most art featured in this stunning exhibition are by renowned comic artist Howard Chaykin, who will be on hand at the SDCAG on Saturday, November 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, signing copies of the Star Wars Artifact Edition. This Artifact Edition is a 12″ x 17” oversized hardcover art book and features an incredible selection of Star Wars pages. Additionally, the book will include many other pieces of Star Wars art not in the exhibition

Each page of the Star Wars Artifact Edition is scanned from the actual original art and printed same size as the physical art boards. While appearing to be in black and white, an Artifact Edition features art scanned in color so all the subtle nuances of original art are clearly visible to the reader, including white out, blue pencil editorial notations, paste-over corrections and more.

The Star Wars Artifact Edition is the ultimate holiday gift for Jedi’s of all ages, and will be available at the SDCAG from November 21st, and in finer comic book shops on December 9th. You may also order it direct from the publisher at the link.

All artwork is courtesy of the David Mandel collection.

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

MA – Head Lopper Signing


Writer/artist Andrew MacLean, creator of Apocalyptigirl and Head Lopper, appears at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday December 12, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM!

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Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019

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