Mike Mignola appears at Meltdown Comics on Saturday March 22nd at 2:00 pm to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of HELLBOY!
March 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola’s career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character’s somewhat humble beginnings as an eight-page feature in Dark Horse’s San Diego Comic Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved “beast of the apocalypse.”
To celebrate, Dark Horse Comics is proclaiming March 22, 2014 as “Hellboy Day,” with events happening in comic shops around the country! Dark Horse is inviting our retail partners to celebrate with us, by offering up exclusive promotional materials, as well as ordering discounts on all Hellboy and BPRD backlist titles.
Additionally, Dark Horse will produce an all-new sampler comic featuring two classic Mignola tales: “The Ghoul” and “Another Day at The Office,” as well as two new stories by Mignola, Fabio Moon, and R. Sikoryak!
Dark Horse is also pleased to announce that Meltdown Comics and Collectibles in West Hollywood, CA will be hosting Mike Mignola on March 22! Look for more details to come on the event.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Jaimie Alexander and J. August Richards to be Featured at Los Angeles Comic Book and Sci-Fi Show in March 2014
LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION PRESENTS
JAIMIE ALEXANDER (THOR: THE DARK WORLD)
J. AUGUST RICHARDS (MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.)
MARCH 16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA-February 20, 2014-The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION presents JAIMIE ALEXANDER, the “Lady Sif” in MARVEL’S THOR and THOR: THE DARK WORLD Movies and J. AUGUST RICHARDS who stars as “Mike Peterson/Deathlok” on the ABC-TV Series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. among the Special Guests appearing at the show being held on SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014.
JAIMIE ALEXANDER stars as Lady Sif in MARVEL’S THOR and THOR: THE DARK WORLD Movies and reprises this role in a special episode of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. airing on ABC-TV during March. JAIMIE ALEXANDER also starred as Jessi in the ABC Science Fiction series Kyle XY and had a memorable arc on Nurse Jackie. She next stars for Ryan Murphy in his HBO drama series, OPEN. JAIMIE recently starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie The Last Stand, and next appears with Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton in LONDON FIELDS. JAIMIE ALEXANDER will be signing autographs in this one hour appearance from 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. There’s a charge for each autograph but it includes a photo of JAIMIE ALEXANDER as LADY SIF (any other items are subject to approval).
J. AUGUST RICHARDS is known for starring as Vampire Hunter Charles Gunn in Joss Whedon’s Angel TV Series for four seasons. J. AUGUST RICHARDS went on to guest star in several series such as The Mentalist, Warehouse 13, The 4400, CSI: Miami, Arrow and was a regular on Raising the Bar as Marcus McGrath. J. AUGUST RICHARDS is now a regular on MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and it’s recently been revealed that his character is DEATHLOK, which adds a superhero element to this series. J. AUGUST RICHARDS will appear from 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. to sign autographs (there is a charge but it includes choice of photo).
JOHN KRICFALUSI (also known as JOHN K) is the creator of REN AND STIMPY and THE RIPPING FRIENDS animated series, and the founder of Spumco Animation Studio. JOHN K is currently working with Miley Cyrus as artistic director for her Bangerz tour. JOHN K will be doing caricature and character sketches and signing his new Spumco Hardcover book from 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
LISA LORING is known for her role as Wednesday Addams in the Classic 1964-1966 ABC-TV Series THE ADDAMS FAMILY. 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of THE ADDAMS FAMILY so come visit LISA on this special Anniversary where she will be signing autographs from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. There’s a charge for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo. The Convention will be posting some rare behind the scenes photos from THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Convention facebook page at www.facebook.com/comicbookscifi leading up to the show date.
RUBEN PROCOPIO is one of the Artists for DC Comics BATMAN ’66 which continues the adventures of the Adam West and Burt Ward Batman TV series. BATMAN ’66 #8 (release date late February) is an all interior art by RUBEN PROCOPIO issue as he draws two stories for this issue featuring King Tut and Shane (20 pages each). RUBEN worked for Walt Disney’s Animation Department for 25 years on such features as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. RUBEN founded Masked Avenger Studios to expand his sculpting, design and comic book illustration services to a wider array of clients. RUBEN will take sketch commissions at the Convention from 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
ROGER CRAIG SMITH is the Voice Actor behind CAPTAIN AMERICA in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble animated series, BRUCE WAYNE/BATMAN in the Batman: Arkham Origins Video Game, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG in Sonic Boom TV Series and Video Games such as Sonic Lost World, Sonic Generations, Sonic Free Riders, Sonic Colors and many others. ROGER’S other voice roles include starring as Forge/Hellion/Kamal in Wolverine and the X-Men, Duke/Lift Ticket in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Video Game, Chris Redfield in Resident Evil Video Game, Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Assassin’s Creed Video Game and Thomas on the Cartoon Network’s Regular Show. ROGER has also done many anime related voices such as Keiichi Gotoh in Patlabor: The Movie, Raiga Kurosuki/Idate Morino/Kota in Naruto, Shinji Hirako/Ryusei Kenzaki/Noba in Bleach. ROGER signs autographs from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. There’s a charge for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo.
OLIVIA HACK starred as CINDY BRADY in the 1995 Movie A Very Brady Sequel, as PICARD’S DAUGHTER in Star Trek: Generations, and as TANA SCHRICK in the Gilmore Girls TV Series. OLIVIA has also done Voice Acting portraying KATOONI in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, MAO/IRENE in Blood+, TY LEE in Avatar: The Last Airbender, CHLOE in Bratz: Go To Paris The Movie, and the voice of CINDY BRADY in Family Guy. OLIVIA signs autographs from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. There’s a charge for each autograph but it includes a choice of photo.
The LOS ANGELES COMIC BOOK AND SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION will take place SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, across the street from USC College. Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Regular Admission is only $10.00, five years and under are free. Early Admission is $12.00. The Dealers Room features over one hundred tables full of Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, Trading Cards, Trade Paperbacks, Graphic Novels, DVDs, Movie Memorabilia and many other collectibles! Check www.comicbookscifi.com and www.facebook.com/comicbookscifi for more information!
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes acclaimed artist J.H. Williams III for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. This special presentation will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Williams will talk about his process on Sandman: Overture and will discuss his experiences working on this historic book, as well as giving us a glimpse into the future. Original artwork from the first two issues of Sandman: Overture will be on display as the Cartoon Art Museum approaches the finale of its Sandman retrospective Grains of Sand, which will be held over through April 27, 2014.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for a pre-event dinner with JH Williams III. VIPs will get priority seating at the Cartoon Art Museum presentation, front-of-line privileges at the post-presentation booksigning, and a Sandman sketch from JH on the book or item of their choosing. This option is limited to six guests and is available for $200. (Time and location to be determined; guests will pay for their own meals.)
Ticket details to be announced very soon!
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Meet Nathan Edmondson, writer of The Punisher and Black Widow, at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, March 12th from 5:30 – 8:30PM!
FREE POSTERS & DOOR PRIZES
About Nathan Edmondson:
Comic book and screenwriter Nathan Edmondson is a native of Augusta, GA. He created the hit comics OLYMPUS, THE LIGHT, WHO IS JAKE ELLIS?, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?, THE ACTIVITY, DANCER and THE DREAM MERCHANT. He wrote GRIFTER for DC Comics and ULTIMATE IRON MAN for Marvel Comics and he is currently the writer behind BLACK WIDOW and THE PUNISHER. He is also the author of SPLINTER CELL: ECHOES for Ubisoft. His Eisner-nominated book WHO IS JAKE ELLIS? is soon to be a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox. NPR has listed his work among the “Top 6 Comics to Draw You In” and USA Today and CNN are among those who have listed him in their Top 10 lists.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes back Tom Tomorrow, award winning creator of This Modern World, for his first Bay Area appearance in eight years as he discusses 25 years of alt-weekly cartooning, adventures in animation and collaborations with rock stars. This presentation takes place on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. General admission for this event is $5, and free for Cartoon Art Museum members.
A special guest appearance by one of San Francisco’s legendary Doggie Diner heads is also in the works for this unforgettable evening. Stay tuned to our website for details.
ABOUT TOM TOMORROW:
Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins) lives outside of New Haven, Connecticut with his wife and son. His weekly cartoon, This Modern World, appears in approximately 80 papers across the country, including the Village Voice, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and online at sites such as TheNation.com and DailyKos.com. His cartoons have also been featured in New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, U.S. News & World Report, Esquire, The Economist, and numerous other publications.
In April 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Herblock Prize.
He is also a recipient of the first place Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Cartooning in 1998 and again in 2003. He has also been awarded the first place Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism, the first place Society of Professional Journalists’ James Madison Freedom of Information Award, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and the Association for Education in Journalism Professional Freedom and Responsiblity Award.
He is the author of ten cartoon anthologies and one children’s book, and in 2009 collaborated with the band Pearl Jam to create the artwork for their album, Backspacer. Most recently, he contributed an introduction to the 21st volume of Fantagraphics’ Complete Peanuts series.
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Hear from three of the top web comic creators and how they make money from their own creations. Jason Brubaker, Jorge Cham, and Ethan Nicolle appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 1st for an afternoon workshop which will then be followed by a Q&A and signing.
Register early to receive a discount! Register online
The event is FREE from 4 -5 pm during the signing period
1:00 – 3:30 Workshop Seminar
3:30 – 4:00 Q & A
4:00 – 5:00 Signing
About the artists:
Jason Brubaker works at Dreamworks Animation in Visual Development. At night, he puts on his cape and doubles as an independent graphic novelist and self-publisher. Jason has worked on Kung-Fu Panda 2, Ghost Rider, Van Helsing, Blade II, Leap of Faith, Roswell, Pitch Black, Blade and more as a visual development and storyboard artist. Jason has self-published two of his own graphic novels based on his story Remind. He’s raised over $125,000 through Kickstarter to self-publish Remind in two volumes. Jason continues to create new stories and just put out a book called Unnatural Talents which is about self publishing your own graphic novel.
Jorge Cham is the creator of “Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD),” the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. Often called “the Dilbert of Academia,” PHD has appeared in the Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon newspapers, among others, and is published online where it receives over nine million page views a month from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide. He obtained his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. He was sub-sequently,an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005, where his work focused on developing “Smart” Neural Implants. He travels and presents all over the world to thousands of graduate students, faculty and administrators on the graduate student experience. Four PHD book collections have been published with over 55,000 copies sold. He has over 200,000 fans on Facebook!
Ethan Nicolle is an American comic book creator, artist, and writer. He created the Slave Labor Graphics comic Chumble Spuzz which has been released as two graphic novels. He also worked with his younger brother, Malachai, to create Axe Cop, the web comic phenomena that has nearly 35,000 fans on Facebook and an animated show on Fox’s Television’s ADHD. Ethan has also created another popular webcomic called Bearmageddon that is about an end of the world apocalypse story with mutant bears, He also have had various pitches optioned by Cartoon Network, and works on the Axe Cop TV show at FOX and is currently writing for DreamWorks Animation on the new Veggie Tales series.
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
February 21, 2014 by Colin Solan
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KEVIN EASTMAN, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and longtime publisher of Heavy Metal, kicks off a year of touring across the United States and abroad this weekend with an appearance at Jared’s Epic Party in Dallas, TX! Visit Kevin’s website for full details of all his original art available for sale and regular updates about his schedule. And stay in touch with Kevin on Facebook and Twitter!
|Upcoming 2014 appearances and signings …..
March 2 - Sac Con – Sacramento, CA
March 28 and 29 – DLUX Expo – Detroit, MI
April 5 and 6 – Gem City Comic Con – Dayton, OH
April 25 & 26 - Calgary Comic Con, Canada
May 9 & 10 - WAP! Comic Con, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 31 & June 1 - Indy Pop Con, Indianapolis, IN
June 6 & 7 - Niagara Falls CC, Niagara Falls, Canada
June 21 - Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC
July 12 & 13 - Capitol City Comic Con – Austin, TX
July 24-27 - San Diego Comicon – San Diego, CA
Sept 12 & 13 - Wizard World – Richmond, VA
Sept 26-27 - Alamo City – San Antonio, TX
October – Australia and New Zealand TBA
Sir Ben Kingsley and director Drew Pearce appear at the Arclight Hollywood on Monday February 24th for a special screening of ALL HAIL THE KING with a Q&A to follow! Read on to find out how to win tickets!
This Saturday February 22nd Golden Apple Comics will give away passes to an exclusive Marvel Fan Event with special screening of the MARVEL ONE SHOT: ALL HAIL THE KING!
The film stars Sir Ben Kingsley as “Trevor Slattery, who after the events in Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is locked up in a high security prison. Slattery is now an infamous celebrity who is about to be given an in-depth profile with a documentary filmmaker.”
After the screening of “ALL HAIL THE KING,” Director Drew Pearce and Sir Ben Kingsley will be present for a live Q&A session with the audience. This one hour event takes place Monday, February 24th at 7pm at the ArcLight in Hollywood
Looking for another way to win tickets in?
Before the February 24th screening, there will be a Life-Size THOR HAMMER set up outside the ArcLight Hollywood theater. You and friends can take a stab at pulling it out of the rocks for a chance to win last-minute entry into the “ALL HAIL THE KING” Q&A and screening, as well as additional prizes!
“MARVEL ONE-SHOT: ALL HAIL THE KING” is available to download on MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD Digital HD and on Blu-Ray™ and DVD Feb 25!
Arclight Hollywood Cinema
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt winner Hannibal Tabu appears at Santa Monica’s favorite comics shop on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm to sign copies of his debut comic book, Artifacts #35, as well as promoting his new fantasy novella Waso: Will to Power.
Hi De Ho Comics
350 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4336