Mike Mignola makes his debut appearance at THE COMIC BUG CULVER CITY on Wednesday, December 10th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm to sign copies of HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. #1!
Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi, gorgeously illustrated by Alex Maleev with lush colors by Dave Stewart, HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D. follows Hellboy’s early adventures with the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense in the 50′s.
A bizarre series of murders and rumors of something worse lead Professor Bruttenholm to send a young Hellboy to a Brazilian village on his first mission. Hellboy and a small group of agents uncover something terrible in the shadows of a sixteenth-century Portuguese fortress . . .
Swing by and meet the creator of all that is HELLBOY and celebrate this exciting new chapter in Hellboy History!
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (Popgun War, Omega the Unknown) appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, December 12th at 5:00 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson appear at Gallery Nucleus for an art exhibition and signing of CAPTURE CREATURES on Saturday, December 13th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM!
Becky Dreistadt and Frank Gibson are bringing their 151 custom monsters to the comic medium to take us further into the mysterious realm of Capture Creatures! Now an upcoming series published by Boom! Studios, follow the adventures of two teens as they uncover the secret of why these strange creatures appeared in their world.
To kick-off this exciting comic, Gallery Nucleus and Boom! Studios are proud to present A Capture Creatures Celebration! With original paintings by Becky, art by the members of the Capture Creatures comic team, and tribute pieces by a roster of other amazing artists, join us Saturday December 13 at 7:00pm as we celebrate the debut of this new series with a gallery filled wall-to-wall with art influenced by this creative duo’s unique creations.
OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS
-Capture Creatures creators Becky and Frank in attendance and signing
-Nucleus Exclusive Capture Creatures #1 variant debut
-Boom! Studios sketch artists (to be announced…!) signing and sketching
-Hourly raffle prizes held at 8, 9, and 10! (winning raffle #’s will be announced on Facebook)
-Free refreshment and themed drinks
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Writer Kate Leth and artist Drew Rausch appear at Meltdown Comics on Saturday November 29, 2014 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the new Edward Scissorhands comic from IDW.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM for live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!
Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a fun, dramatic evening at the Manhattan Beach location for a table read of Frank Darabont’s unfilmed classic INDIANA JONES and the CITY OF THE GODS!
When the script leaked a year or so after INDIANA JONES and the CRYSTAL SKULL was released, hard-core Indy fans were in an uproar that this, in many ways, superior, script wasn’t the one chosen by the powers that be when it came time to roll cameras on the new Indy film.
Witness as some of comic-dom’s greatest talents sit down to chew up the scenery on what might be the most unique event The Comic Bug has ever offered!
and introducing F.C. Brandt as INDIANA JONES!
The man in the hat is back!
The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Actor Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo in the original series and Tom Zarek in the remake) appears at The Comic Bug in Culver City, CA on Wednesday, December 3rd from 5:00-8:00 PM to celebrate the release of Dynamite Entertainment’s new Battlestar Galactica comic DEATH OF APOLLO!
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
Dan Brereton appears at Treasure Island Comics on Saturday, December 6th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nocturnals with a new volume entitled LEGEND!
Treasure Island Comics
5018 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538
Ed Piskor appears at City Lights Bookstore on Thursday November 20th at 7 to sign Hip Hop Family Tree!
To celebrate the resounding critical and commercial success of the first two volumes of Ed Piskor’s unprecedented history of Hip Hop, the fabulous folks at Fantagraphics are offering the two books in a mind-blowingly colorful slipcase, drawn and designed by the artist, featuring exclusive all-new cover art on each volume. As if that’s not enough, in addition to the two books and the slipcase itself, Piskor has drawn a 24-page comic book — Hip Hop Family Tree #300 — specifically for this boxed set that elegantly reflects the confluence of hip hop and comics, which was never more apparent in the early 1990s than with the famous Spike Lee-directed Levi Jeans commercial starring Rob Liefeld, who went on to create Youngblood and co-found Image Comics, not to mention ending up on the radar of gangster rapper Eazy E. Piskor tells this story as a perfect parody/pastiche/homage to ’90s Image comics.
about the Hip Hop Family Tree:
The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium — the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture.
Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, Hip Hop Family Tree is now collected in a single volume cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era. Piskor’s exuberant yet controlled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late-1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging Ken Burns-meets-Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted.
Piskor captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the Funky 4 + 1, Afrika Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang, and three kids who would later become RUN-DMC, plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and then-punker Rick Rubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world, and Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large.
Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and Scratch, Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day.
Ed Piskor is an alternative cartoonist living and drawing out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a former student of The Kubert School and is best known for his artistic collaboration with underground comics pioneers Harvey Pekar, his graphic novel Wizzywig, and his blockbuster series Hip Hop Family Tree. Piskor is revered for his combination of golden age drawing style and smart storytelling. The Washington Post once said that “Piskor is able to render a world that resonates as truth.” Currently, he is knee deep in drawing the next book in the Hip Hop Family Tree five-volume series.
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue (at Broadway) San Francisco, CA 94133
Writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films,
including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.
An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world
31 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618