SF – FCBD 2017: Mouse Guard Signing

Press Release:

Isotope proudly presents David Petersen, author-artist the the insanely popular MOUSE GUARD series on Saturday May 6, 2017!

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event at comic shops the planet over. And here at the Isotope our FCBD celebrations are the stuff of legend. As is tradition, we will once again be serving up San Francisco’s most glorious and massive smorgasboard of absolutely free comic reads for comic lovin’ kids of all ages. And this year is sure to be our best yet!

Each year during this annual event Mister Petersen wows the masses with the very best book on offer and this year will follow that grand tradition! An all-new MOUSE GUARD story is the jewel in the 2017 FCBD crown, with an original coming-of-age story about a pair of young furs who learn a valuable lesson from a grizzled guardmouse on what it truly means to be a hunter, featured in the BOOM! STUDIOS FCBD SUMMER BLAST. We couldn’t be more honored to have him in!

This years’ festivities will include an all-ages day-long autographing session from 11am until 4pm and also a live slideshow presentation by Mister Petersen himself at 4pm. Afterwards there may be some additional signing and 1-on-1 time with fans. And for the over-21 set we will have a casual, short cocktail hour from 8pm until 10pm.

Mister Petersen will be signing all of his amazing MOUSE GUARD comics for you, his WIND IN THE WILLOWS hardcover, as well as other cool MOUSE GUARD things like the amazing MOUSE GUARD ROLE PLAYING GAME.

This day-long celebration also features San Francisco’s very own DJ BEARZBUB, spinning his favorite blend of exotic b-sides, booty shaking nöise, and rare beats to keep your Free Comic Day shopping grooving. We love the Bearzbub!

Also returning on staff for the day will be the amazing Katie Longua author/artist of MUNCHIES, KNOW YOURSELF ANATOMY ADVENTURE SERIES, and the chiptunes LP comic HER SPACE OPERA. Josh Richardson author of Scholastic Books’ RATCHET & CLANK: OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK. And also our latest beloved staff addition, Kate Mattingly of the Miradori Tumblr.

With such a great day lined up, and our commitment to the most generous, no-limit, can’t-find-anywhere-else explosion of free reads in SF, we do ask that you keep in mind that here at the Isotope we believe Free Comic Book Day is all about the kids, and even the mighty Isotope’s supplies are limited, so before you over-indulge yourselves, remember… every free comic you scoop up is one the kids can’t. So please be nice to the kiddos. Thanks in advance.

And… knowing the popularity of Mister Petersen and also our FCBD extravaganzas we know some folks will want to come in from out of town to attend this event. So the Isotope will be partnering with a couple of our favorite nearby San Francisco hotels to make your stay here in San Francisco a great one. We will be posting these accommodations information in the next couple weeks.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

CA – Star Wars Artist Edition Signing

Howard Chaykin appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, April 7th.

With a career that spans over 40 years, Chaykin has worked on some of the most beloved characters in comics, such as “Batman” and “The Avengers”, and has created some of the most well respected original material, like “American Flagg” and “Black Kiss”. However, nothing in pop culture will ever be as big as “Star Wars” and Chaykin was the first artist to work on the comics. We couldn’t be more excited to have him back here at the Gallery.

Howard will be signing from 6-8. We’ll have plenty of IDW Publishing’s “Star Wars” Artifact Editions on hand for sale as well as “Star Wars” Micro Fun-Packs for you to get signed. Outside items are allowed but please keep them limited to five.

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

CA – Pearls Hogs the Road Tour

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

SF – Self-Obsessed Screening

Join cartoonist/creator Sina Grace and director Kevin Sonnichsen at Mission Comics on Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 PM for a preview of Season 2 of Self-Obsessed, the acclaimed webseries based on Sina’s graphic novel from Image Comics! We’ll be screening scenes from the show, Sina will be signing comics, and we’ll host the first party leading up to the Queers & Comics conference!

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2017

Christos Gage, Marguerite Bennett, Gustavo Vasquez, Karl Altstaetter, Joshua Henaman, Ambrose Quintanilla, George Ford, David Davis, Jamie Sullivan, Russell Nohelty, and Josh Siegel appear at Hi De Ho Comics on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2820

SF – Donny Cates Signing

Writer Donny Cates (God Country, Paybacks, Rednecks) signs at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Comic Creator Meeting

Karl Altstaetter and Michael O’Hare appear on Saturday, March 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug!

Karl has worked for Marvel, DC and Image Comics. He was also the lead designer on Teen Titans Go, Justice League Action and Batman Unlimited. He’s currently working on MIRROR, a weekly comic for the Webtoon App.

Michael O’Hare has served as a designer and illustrator for Mattel as well as the creator of Image Comics’ FLAK RIOT. Michael is a freelance artist currently working in the Animation, Toy and Comic industry for clients such as Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Hasbro.

Come learn firsthand how to make a LIVING with your art as well as pencilling and portfolio tips from Karl and Michael!

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

CA – Black Cloud #1 Launch Party

Writers Jason Latour (Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen), Ivan Brandon (Drifter, Viking), and artist Greg Hinkle (Airboy, Rattler) appear at Escapist Comics to celebrate the release of their new Image comic Black Cloud #1 on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Be a part of the BBQ & A session with the creators recorded for the Escapist Comics Podcast featuring BBQ’d treats.

Reception for the writers and artists, featuring art by Greg Hinkle to follow from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at TR!CKSTER.

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – Sarah Michelle Gellar Signing

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars Rebels) signs her new cookbook at Vroman’s Bookstore on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Event Guidelines:
Sarah Michelle Gellar will only sign copies of Stirring Up Fun with Food, NO MEMORABILIA.
Photos are okay.

Why stop with making basic brownies? Why not put them on a stick and decorate them? Why not take boring broccoli and turn it into a yummy cheese muffin instead? Sarah Michelle Gellar learned quickly that to get her kids to be adventurous with food, she had to involve them in preparing it. She wanted that process to be fun and help them develop self-confidence, creative thinking, and even math skills! So Sarah and co-author Gia Russo came up with more than 100 fun food-crafting ideas that take basic food preparation to a surprising new level. Organized by month, the book offers projects for every occasion and theme, including Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Shark Week, Halloween, and even a Star Wars Day with licensed Star Wars creations! The possibilities are endless! (Grand Central Life & Style)

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

WB Television Brings Stars to WonderCon 2017

Join the Cast and Creators of Riverdale, Time After Time, Gotham, Lucifer, Teen Titans Go! and Justice League Action in Anaheim the weekend of March 31 –April 2, 2017.

Press Release:

Warner Bros. Television brings its heroes, villains, time travelers and mysterious teens together under one roof during WonderCon 2017, with four series attending the fan fest in Anaheim March 31–April 2. Panels and Q&A sessions with Riverdale (Thursdays 9/8c The CW) and Time After Time (Sundays 9/8c ABC) take place on Friday, March 31. Fans will be treated to an exclusive screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale on Saturday, April 1. Closing out the weekend with Sunday, April 2, sessions will be Lucifer (new episodes return May 1, Mondays 9/8c FOX) and Gotham (new episodes return April 24, Mondays 8/7 FOX), along with Warner Bros. Animation’s hit DC Super Hero series Teen Titans Go! (Fridays 6/5c Cartoon Network) and Justice League Action (Saturdays 7:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. Cartoon Network).

Stars and producers scheduled to attend WonderCon 2017 include:

  • Riverdale stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, and Luke Perry, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.
  • Time After Time stars Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez and Nicole Ari Parker, along with executive producer Marcos Siega.
  • Lucifer stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German and DB Woodside, along with executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.
  • Teen Titans Go! producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail, along with voice actor Greg Cipes.
  • Justice League Action producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic, along with voice cast P.J. Byrne, Rachel Kimsey and Jason J. Lewis.
  • Gotham stars to be announced.

The cast and producers of all series will be signing autographs, and tickets will be distributed in Exhibit Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center on the morning of each session.

For more information about the Studio’s plans at WonderCon, please follow us on Twitter at @warnerbrostv.

Following are the WBTV panel dates and times for WonderCon 2017 (panelists and panel times may be subject to change).

Friday, March 31

2:45–3:45 p.m. Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Unlock the mystery of Riverdale and leave your innocence behind. Join stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick and Marisol Nichols, along with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what may look like a quiet, sleepy town. While new details of Jason Blossom’s death emerge, tension grows between the Riverdale High students, as Jughead’s connection to the Southside Serpents is revealed. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Riverdale airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. Arena

3:30-4:30 p.m. Time After Time Special Video Presentation and Q&A Time After Time makes its WonderCon debut to give fans the scoop on the suspenseful new drama and a sneak peek at what lies ahead in the first season. Who will gain control of the Time Machine? Will H.G.’s and John’s goals become aligned? What is Project Utopia? Will Vanessa discover Griffin’s betrayal? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with executive producer Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following) and series stars Josh Bowman (Revenge, Make It or Break It, Holby City, Level Up, So Undercover), Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6) and Nicole Ari Parker (Soul Food, Rosewood, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, Almost Christmas). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC. Arena

Saturday, April 1

3:15–4:15 p.m. Riverdale Exclusive Screening of Brand New Episode — A WonderCon exclusive! Don’t miss a special advance screening of a brand new episode of Riverdale, airing Thursday, April 6 (9/8c The CW). Entitled “La Grande Illusion,” the episode will feature a special appearance by Shannon Purser (“Barb” from Stranger Things) as Ethel Muggs, and we uncover more secrets about the long-standing family feud between the Blossoms and the Coopers. Plus, Betty’s relationship with Polly faces additional challenges and Archie finds himself oddly entangled with Cheryl Blossom. Arena

Sunday, April 2

12:00–1:00 p.m. Teen Titans Go! All-New Episode and Q&A — WonderCon attendees GO! to this panel and be ready for a fun afternoon with your favorite teen DC Super Heroes. Producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath and Peter Michail will join voice actor Greg Cipes to screen an all-new episode and answer your questions about all things Titans. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Friday evenings at 6/5c on Cartoon Network. Room 300AB

1:00–2:00 p.m. Justice League Action All-New Episode and Q&A — Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Comics Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action. No need to wait for the good stuff to start, as each 11-minute episode has lightning-fast action and heroics. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes is up to any challenge. Voice cast members P.J. Byrne (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rachel Kimsey (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare) and Jason J. Lewis (Halo 5: Guardians), along with producers Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and Butch Lukic (Justice League), will be on hand to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League Action airs Saturdays mornings at 7:30/6:30c on Cartoon Network.  Room 300AB

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A — If you thought all hell broke loose when Lucifer arrived in the City of Angels, just imagine how things will heat up in his absence. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to see what’s in store for Chloe Decker and the Devil himself after his mysterious departure in the midseason finale. Join us for a sizzling sneak peek at the second half of season two, followed by a Q&A with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, DB Woodside and executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns with all-episodes on May 1, airing Mondays at 9/8c on FOX. Arena

1:45–2:45 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A — As Gotham City descends into anarchy, join the hit show as it returns to WonderCon to give fans the scoop on all the shocking moments in store for the remainder of season three. With Penguin out of the picture, and a power grab taking place, who will become the new leader of the Gotham underworld? How will Nygma’s embrace of his Riddler persona alter the balance of power, and will any of it matter when the Court of Owls reveals its plans for the city? All will be judged! Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns April 24 with all-new episodes airing Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.  Arena

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