CA – Michael Imperioli Signing

Press Release:

Join Chaucer’s Books on Monday, May 21st at 7pm for a momentous evening with Emmy-winner Michael Imperioli as he signs his debut novel, The Perfume Burned His Eyes!

The Perfume Burned His Eyes is about Matthew, a sixteen-year-old boy living in Jackson Heights, Queens in 1976. After he loses his two most important male role models, his mother uproots Matthew and herself and moves to a posh apartment in Manhattan. It’s a new world for Matthew, who is enrolled in a private school where he meets and falls for the inscrutable Veronica, a loner who claims to be a witch. She is not the only one with whom he is smitten, however, for he soon meets the celebrated musician Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend Rachel in the same building. Matthew is soon a fixture in his apartment, running errands and accompanying Reed on adventures. It is Reed who commands center stage; drug-addled and solipsistic, he is a combination musical genius and offbeat father figure to Matt, who, now 18, tells his first-person story in retrospect.

Michael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award. He also wrote five episodes of the show and was co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, directed by Spike Lee. Imperioli has appeared in six of Lee’s films and has also acted in films by Martin Scorsese, Abel Ferrara, Walter Hill, Peter Jackson, and the Hughes Brothers.

Chaucer’s Books
3321 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-6787

CA – Black Panther #1 Variant Signing

Cover Artist Tom Beland (creator of True Story Swear to God and Chicacabra) appears at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign the variant cover to BLACK PANTHER #1!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

CA – Despicable Deadpool #300 Variant Signing

Writer Gerry Duggan (Guardians of the Galaxy, Uncanny Avengers, Analog) appears at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign his final issue on DEADPOOL! 

Despicable Deadpool #300 is the final issue that Gerry is writing and we are honoring him with a party. Come down and meet the writer of the “Merc with a mouth” and celebrate on the opening weekend of Deadpool 2.

**cosplay encouraged!!!!

Free admission, autographs and laughs! We will have an exclusive variant available only at the website that features Deadpool vs. Domino.

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Keith Knight Signing + Q&A

Cartoonist Keith Knight appears at the Berkeley Public Library on Wednesday, May 16th at 4:00 PM!

Keith Knight is many things to many people–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. He’s also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips:the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. Mr. Knight will provide a powerful anti-racism presentation followed by an audience Q and A.

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Berkeley Public Library
1125 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94702
(510) 981-6270

CA – Whimsical World MerMay Signing

Sheri Fink from Whimsical World appears at The Perky Nerd on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM for a special MerMay event, signing her awesome books and be our live mermaid for MerMay! Come meet her and award-winning author Derek Taylor Kent and add some fantastic books to your collection.

Here’s the list of books she’ll be bringing:

  • The Little Rose
  • The Little Gnome
  • The Little Firefly
  • The Little Seahorse
  • Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose
  • Counting Sea Life with the Little Seahorse
  • Simon and the Solar System

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The Perky Nerd
1606 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 823-7511

Comic Con Revolution Announces Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award

Press Release:

Iconic comic book artist Joe Kubert—and his commitment to teaching the next generation of comic book creators—will be honored with a major new award and two scholarship programs announced today. The first ever Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award will be awarded at the second annual Comic Con Revolution, to be held May 19 & 20 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, CA.

The Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award is designed to recognize outstanding comic book creators who exemplify both Joe Kubert’s artistic talent and his commitment to nurturing the comic book community. In addition, the Joe Kubert Future Storyteller Scholarship is being established by Atomic Crush Events for first and second year students of The Kubert School, while the Joe Kubert Jumpstart Project will help graduates begin their career. The Kubert School will determine the recipient of the scholarship and jumpstart project based on merit and honors. The recipient of the Joe Kubert Jumpstart Project will be named by the school at this year’s graduation and the Joe Kubert Future Storyteller Scholarship will go into effect next year, allowing students to apply for the scholarship. The award and scholarship program were announced by The Kubert School in tandem with Atomic Crush Events, which runs Comic Con Revolution and will host the annual Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award Ceremony.

“With the Joe Kubert Future Storyteller and Jumpstart Project, Atomic Crush Events has not only shown their commitment to building and investing in future creators for our industry but ultimately their love for the medium and their drive to have it not only succeed but thrive,” said Andy Kubert. “Thank you so much for this endeavor.”

“Joe Kubert was an incredible talent and his impact on the industry both on and off the page really can’t be overstated,” said Atomic Crush Events Partner and Co-Founder Mike Scigliano. “This annual award and scholarship program will honor Joe’s legacy and help nurture the next generation of comic book creators.” The award will be presented annually at Comic Con Revolution Ontario.

The recipient of the Joe Kubert Future Storyteller Scholarship will receive a one-time scholarship. Funding for the first annual Joe Kubert Future Storyteller Scholarship is provided by matching contributions from Atomic Crush Events, GeekChic Promotions, Storm King Comics and Superfan Promotions. Interested individuals and companies can also contribute to the scholarship program. The scholarship recipients will be announced later this year.

The recipient of the Joe Kubert Jumpstart Project will receive an artist alley table at any of the Comic Con Revolution events for one year and credit with SGX Print to create a pop-up banner and a limited print run of comic or art books. Storm King Comics’ Sandy King Carpenter will review the winning graduates’ portfolio, and Superfan Promotions will consult the winner of the award on how to best promote their work.

“Mike Scigliano and Atomic Crush Events have come up with an amazing opportunity for our grads,” said Adam Kubert. “They really care about our industry and helping out young creators. I couldn’t think of a better or more creative way to jumpstart a young artist’s career than the Joe Kubert Jumpstart Project. My Dad was the ultimate storyteller and I know the student that receives this award will work to be one as well.”

Widely beloved and acknowledged as one of the greatest comic book artists, Joe Kubert is most frequently associated with his work on Hawkman and Sgt Rock for DC Comics, his illustrations of Tarzan, and his gripping war stories. As The New York Times wrote after his death in 2012, “Mr. Kubert was often described as a war artist, but as he made clear in interviews and in his work, it was far more accurate to call him an antiwar artist. His distinctive visual style—raw, powerful and unstinting in emotional immediacy—was ideally suited to capturing the brutality of battle, and capture it he did, over more than a half-century.”

In 1976, Kubert and his wife Muriel established The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, NJ. Today, The Kubert School is the country’s only accredited trade school for comic-book artists, offering students a comprehensive three-year program. The first graduating class of 1978 included bestselling Swamp Thing artist Stephen R. Bissette, Tarzan artist Thomas Yeates, and Rick Vetch, creator of The One. Alumni include artists Kevin Colden, Amanda Conner, Shane Davis, Jan Duursema, Scott Kolins, Steve Lieber, Alex Maleev, Tom Mandrake, Rags Morales, Tom Raney, Bart Sears, Eric Shanower, and Timothy Truman; writer and inker Karl Kesel, Eisner award-nominated Jared K. Fletcher; acclaimed colorist Matt Hollingsworth; DC Comics VP of Manufacturing Administration Nick Napolitano, and Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito. Current faculty include his sons, the bestselling artists Adam and Andy Kubert, Mike Chen, Jan Duursema, and others.

The Joe Kubert Distinguished Storyteller Award event will be held at Comic Con Revolution on Saturday May 19 at 5:30 in Ballroom B in the Ontario Convention Center. More information about the award and the convention, visit  comicconrevolution.com/ontario and follow the convention on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

CA – The Resistants Signing

KJ Kaminski of Big Blue Comics signs at Knowhere Games and Comics on Saturday, May 12th at 3:00 PM.

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Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 891-8333

CA – More Than Money Signing

Little Fish Comic Book Studio proudly welcomes cartoonist Claudia Dominguez to the studio on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM for a signing of her debut graphic novel, More Than Money. A moving memoir beautifully rendered and written by one of San Diego’s newest talents, this graphic novel is also the debut from Amatl Comix, an imprint of San Diego State University Press.

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Little Fish Comic Book Studio
6822 El Cajon Boulevard Suite B, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 356-1103

CA – Road To Avengers: Infinity War Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

Get a look at the behind-the-scenes of Marvel’s films leading up to Infinity War on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Select artists will be here to talk about their work on film. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new “Road To Avengers: Infinity War Vol.2” book.

*Special Marvel Cinematic Universe items will be available in store only! Don’t miss out!
*The artists will not be discussing or showing anything from Infinity War.

Admission:
$5 general admission
VIP tickets also available online

Featured Guests:
Ryan Meinerding – head of visual development
Jackson Sze – senior concept illustrator
Anthony Francisco – concept artist
Phil Saunders – concept artist
Jerad Marantz – concept artist
Bryan Andrews – storyboard artist

Event Schedule:
1:00 – 2:00 Artist Discussion Panel
2:00 – 2:30 Q & A
2:40 – 3:00 Intermission/Break
3:00 – 4:00 Book Signing

Ticket Types:
VIP Admission – Guaranteed entrance and seating in the first 2 rows. No waiting in line for entrance. Will be first to line up to get items signed. Limited to 2 tickets per person per purchase

General Admission – Guaranteed entrance. First come first serve seating, standing room available. Limited to 4 tickets per person per purchase.

Event Guidelines:
Due to limited quantity of copies, we will not take book orders over the phone prior to the panel & signing. Please plan to arrive early to purchase. Books are available at first come first served basis.
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.

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

SF – Toon Talk: Keith Knight

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes back San Francisco favorite Keith Knight for a spirited Toon Talk on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Knight will discuss his comics career from his long-running alt-weekly comic the K Chronicles to his nationally-syndicated strip The Knight Life, as well as the latest book in his popular children’s book series Jake the Fake. Knight also promises a surprise announcement about his next project that’s sure to please his longtime fans.

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About the Cartoon Art Museum
The Cartoon Art Museum’s mission is to ignite imaginations and foster the next generation of visual storytellers by celebrating the history of cartoon art, its role in society, and its universal appeal. The museum’s vision is to be the premier destination to experience cartoon art in all its many forms from around the world, and a leader in providing insight into the process of creating it. The Cartoon Art museum can be visited online at cartoonart.org and at its new location, 781 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109.

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