CA – Holly’s Day at the Pool Signing & Art Show

Artist Benson Shum appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 PM to sign his latest book “Holly’s Day at the Pool” published by Disney-Hyperion as part of their Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.

New original paintings from the book will be on display and available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these traditional illustrations full of summer fun that even families can enjoy.

About the book:
Based on his niece’s experience, Benson created a story about how Holly the Hippo overcame her fear of swimming. Holly is full of questions when it comes to swimming! “What if..” she always wonders, every time she almost dips her toe in the water. Read on how she overcomes her fear of stepping into the pool.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Nights of the Living Dead Signing

Editor Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp and more appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, July 15th at 4:00 PM to sign Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

CA – Baby Driver Soundtrack Signing

Director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs The World) signs at Amoeba Music on Friday June 30th at 5:00 PM. Tickets are available starting Friday June 23rd with purchase of the Baby Driver soundtrack CD or vinyl in-store only.To attend signing/meet Edgar: Purchase your copy of Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver on CD or double vinyl LP in-store at Amoeba Hollywood beginning Friday, June 23rd. You’ll receive a ticket to attend the 6/30 signing. 1 ticket per album, max 2 per person.

– Due to limited time there will be no photos with Edgar and ONLY Baby Driver soundtrack can be signed.

Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film, titled Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is “Chase Me” by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. (Single is included on the track list of the 2 CD package but on download card for the vinyl format).

The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced and wrote/directed Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

SF – Daydream on the Shore Release Party

Artist Christine Villanueva appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, July 7th at 6:00 PM.

Cartoonist and illustrator Christine Villanueva debuts her personal zine that dives into the mechanics of her own reality and the personas of her psyche: a penguin named Socrates, her provocative inner-monologue C. and a talking rabbit. A confessional. A dull memory. A worthless dream. A game of chess with Death. Non-linear and not sure about the ending, it’s an autobiography of artist. Special variant covers will be available for the opening along with showcasing selected comic pages and available prints.

About the Artist:
Christine Villanueva is an American illustrator and visual artist living in Berkeley, CA. She studied Art History at University of California, Berkeley while cartooning for The Daily Californian Newspaper. After beginning her career as a gallery worker, she moved her interests towards illustration and comics.

Driven by the whims of her charming characters and visual language, Christine Villanueva’s work shows ambiguous narratives that grasp at familiar sensations taken from personal anecdotes and universal themes. Immersive, fantastical and at many times intangible, Christine creates surreal landscapes that allure a curiosity and beauty that brings a lightheartedness to her storytelling with a subtle depth that is not completely caught at first glance. Influenced both by the depth of Japanese manga and the crispness of European comics Christine strives to find truth among the chaos and confusion of human emotions while honing a playful approach.

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Walkaway Signing

Author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, For The Win, In Real Life) appears at Comickaze on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PM to sign his latest book WALKAWAY!

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

CA – Wizards Soundtrack Signing

Composer Andrew Belling and cover artist William Stout appear at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, July 9th at 4:00 PM to sign the vinyl soundtrack to the classic Ralph Bakshi animated film WIZARDS!

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

Gabe Eltaeb’s 4th Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser

Head to Gabe Eltaeb’s Fourth Annual Comic Kickoff Fundraiser and Party at Basic Bar and Pizza located in downtown San Diego on Wednesday July 19, 2017 from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM! Entry is free, but a donation is suggested.

Celebrate the beginning of Comic Con on Preview Night just a few blocks from the San Diego Convention Center. Enjoy Pizza, drinks, music, and a chance to meet comic book professionals including Todd Nauck, Carlos D’Anda, Eddie Nunez, and Jim Calafiore plus other passionate pop culture fans.

This this event features the opportunity to meet and greet some great comic book artists and buy one of a kind sketches. Additionally we will have unique items from Blizzard, Funko, and Dark Horse Comics that you can enter to win.

All proceeds go to the Hero Initiative, the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates 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. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Basic Bar/Pizza
410 10th Ave San Diego, CA 92101
619-531-8869

CA – Art of Wonder Woman Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus welcomes select artists from the film Wonder Woman. Join us on July 8th from 2:00 – 5:00 pm as the artists give us a behind the scenes look at the development of this exciting new film.

Featured Panelists / Artists:
Benton Jew – Illustrator
Anson Jew – Storyboard Artist
Court Chu – Concept Artist
Houston Sharp – Illustrator & Concept Artist
Craig Elliott – Illustrator & Concept Artist
Kelton Cram – Concept Illustrator
Jay Oliva – Storyboard Artist

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A
3:40 – 4:00 Intermission
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

Admission:
FREE with the purchase of an Art of Wonder Woman book or $5 without purchase.

Event Guidelines:
Tickets can be purchased at the link.
– General Admission Pre-sale ticket holders are guaranteed entrance.
– Non-ticket holders ARE NOT guaranteed entrance if the event is sold out. We have a limited capacity in the gallery and cannot guarantee entrance for non-ticket holders.
– Due to time constraints, each attendee is allowed only 2 signing items per person. Artists will not be doing sketches.
– If you do not purchase a book from us for signing, and you bring your own book, then an outside signing fee of $10 will be charged at the door.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds will be given if you cannot make the event.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Invader Zim #21 Signing

Dave Crosland, writer of Invader Zim #21, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Accidental Aliens Signing

Press Release:

Meet the San Diego based art group Accidental Aliens at Comickaze on Friday, July 7th at 6:30 PM to discuss their self-titled anthology, Accidental Aliens! Their first volume has seven stories by eight San Diego creators.

Enjoy a brief Q&A about their respective story contributions and the process of producing this collaborative effort. Then meet the creators one on one for an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of their book.

The creators will have copies of their work available and will keep 100% of all proceeds from their sales on this evening!

Currently expected ed to appear:
Scott Lost – Wanderers of Melisanda
Chris Terry – Detective Cobra Cop
Drah Hard – BoomBap
Andi Dukleth – Fed Up
Aricson Tarasova – Only In Dreams
Travis Rivas – There’s Something In The Green Flash
Rodney Anderson Jr – Sword Saga

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

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