CA – Port of Earth Signing

Writer Zack Kaplan appears at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign the collected trade of PORT OF EARTH from Image Comics/Top Cow Productions. 

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 577-6694

CA – We Own the 8th: Jessica Gao

Jessica Gao, from the writing team of Rick and Morty and Silicon Valley, appears in conversation Dinh Thai, creator of Monday – Short Film – Winner HBO Visionaries, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM and will be speaking on her experience in the writing room and how to #ActRight for We Own the 8th!

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The Great Company
1917 Bay St, Fl 2nd, Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 250-2434

CA – Covered in Punk Signing

Dr. Demento (legendary radio personality) and John Cafiero (Osaka Popstar/album producer) appear at Amoeba Music on Wednesday, February 28th at 5:00 PM to sign Covered in Punk!

They’ll be joined by JUST ADDED SPECIAL GUESTS:
L.A. artist Colleen Green, Dale Bozzio of Missing Persons, and Andy Merrill (voice of Brak from Cartoon Network’s “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” & “The Brak Show”).

To attend: Purchase your copy of “Covered in Punk” at Amoeba Hollywood to receive a ticket for admission to this awesome, demented event. Space is limited! (In-store purchases only, limit 2 copies per person, while tickets last.)

“Covered in Punk” (double CD and vinyl box set) is an extra-special two-hour demented punk extravaganza – an audio oddity unlike anything else! An eclectic mix of artists from the world of classic and contemporary punk/indie/alt-rock have assembled, along with special guest stars from film, TV and more, to pay homage to radio icon Dr. Demento (a world renowned institution who has championed novelty music and its creators since the 1970s), for this mind-blowing compilation. Over thirty different, never before released, all-new ‘punk’ cover versions of ‘mad music and crazy comedy’ songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary “Dr Demento Show”—have been intermixed with ‘wild card’ tracks showcasing some incredible, newly ‘demented’ versions of punk-rock classics!

The result is a uniquely original, highly entertaining, modern day homage to Dr. Demento’s classic radio show, and its undeniable impact on popular culture. This bizarro broadcast from beyond the fringe is hosted by Dr. Demento himself, offering up interesting factoids and anecdotes between songs, with celebrity guest ID spots, creatively crafted bumper segments, and more ‘demented’ surprises tying it all together into an unconventional take on the traditional radio show format. Over two-full hours, a total of 64 tracks—all created specifically for Dr. Demento Covered in Punk!

Both the two-disc CD, or three-disc vinyl LP come with an equally entertaining full-color booklet jam-packed with extensive liner notes and quotes personally written by the artists, a foreword by producer John Cafiero (Misfits, Ramones, Osaka Popstar), an Afterword by Dr. Demento, as well as facts, photos, and an array of dynamic paintings and illustrations created specifically for the project by a team of visual artists spanning the world of comic books, classic punk-rock album covers, Topps Trading card series, Mad Magazine and more.

Joined by everyone from the Misfits, Joan Jett, Fred Schneider of the B52s, to “Weird Al” Yankovic, the late Adam “Batman” West (in one of his final performances), and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner—(to name just a few), the Doctor is in…and he’s ‘Covered in Punk’!!

About Dr. Demento: The Dr. Demento Show has been celebrating ‘mad music and crazy comedy’ on the airwaves playing everything from Spike Jones to Frank Zappa for nearly five decades. Responsible for introducing the world to its #1 most requested song of all time, “Fish Heads”, and launching the career of the most successful artist in the entire history of funny music—“Weird Al” Yankovic; the world-famous Doctor’s influence on pop culture has earned him induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, a documentary feature film on his life and career currently in production, and even an appearance on The Simpsons.

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

SF – Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier Art Exhibition

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Raina Telgemeier for a special meet and greet event with her fans on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Advance tickets are available at the link…

Raina will discuss the Cartoon Art Museum’s retrospective exhibition Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier at 4:00pm, and following her presentation, she will conduct a Q&A session with attendees. An informal meet and greet session will follow, and Raina will be available to chat with fans, pose for photographs, and answer questions about her exhibition and her comics.

Pre-signed copies of Raina’s books, including Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts, and The Baby-sitters Club will be available for purchase in advance at the Cartoon Art Museum on March 10. Please note that Raina will not be signing or personalizing books during this event.

Raina’s visit is part of the Cartoon Art Museum’s celebration of Will Eisner Week, an annual series of events dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of the late cartoonist and graphic novelist Will Eisner. Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art.

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, and Ghosts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin’s Baby-sitters Club series, and has contributed short stories to many anthologies. Raina’s accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best-of and Notables lists. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

SF – My Summer with the Hawaiian Fire Goddess Signing

Kent Silveira appears at Comix Experience on Sunday, March 18, 2018 to sign his first all-ages graphic novel MY SUMMER WITH THE HAWAIIAN FIRE GODDESS (Alternative Comics)! The signing, which will be open to the public, will take place at 11am, following the Graphic Novel of the Month Kids Club meeting, which is open only to Kids Club members.

About MY SUMMER WITH THE HAWAIIAN FIRE GODDESS: On the island of Oahu two estranged step-siblings find a mysterious white dog who belongs to Pele, the Hawaiian Fire Goddess. Ancient rivalries are re-kindled, throwing Tamino and Timera into a race to save all of Honolulu from the elemental furies of wave, lava and frost. It’s a good thing they have kui kui nuts, a dog, and a Thesaurus.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

CA – Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus and SEGA have teamed up to celebrate the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. With handpicked tribute art, exclusive print releases, giveaways, and special art installations, our teams have collaborated to bring the world of Yakuza straight to the fans.

Join us Saturday March 17, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM as we celebrate the fans and the final entry of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima.


  • Daisuke Sato the General Producer of the Yakuza series and HORITOMO the renowned tattoo artist behind the series will be signing limited copies of the art book for those who pre-purchase the game at the event
  • Game artwork from the Yakuza franchise on display
  • Debut of exclusive Yakuza themed prints for sale
  • HORITOMO will be doing a live art demonstration at the event
  • Lifesize Kamurocho Gate installation
  • Special announcement and Q&A during opening night
  • FREE exclusive Ono Michio-kun Pin to our first 200 attendees, refreshments, raffles, exclusive Yakuza 6 shirt for sale, and more!
  • Gallery Nucleus will have the premium and launch edition copies of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life for pre-purchase. With the purchase, you will receive the collector art books to be signed at the event. Game will be shipped on April 17th 2018
  • Open to the public, FREE admission, no RSVP necessary

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Islandborn Signing

Author Junot Díaz appears at Skylight Books on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM to present and sign his new children’s book ISLANDBORN!

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. “Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places.” So when Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can’t remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola’s imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family’s story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela’s words: “Just because you don’t remember a place doesn’t mean it’s not in you.” Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

NOTE: As with all Skylight Books in-store events, this reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But because we’re expecting a large crowd at this event, we’ll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized, and will be accommodating our youngest guests first:

  • To get a ticket to the signing line, you must purchase a copy of Islandborn here at Skylight Books. Online presales will begin January 8, 2018, and books with tickets will be available for pickup beginning March 13, 2018.
  • Junot will personalize copies of Islandborn with first names.
  • For all website orders for this event, be sure to leave a note in the Order Comments field that you would like a ticket and plan to attend the event.
  • Can’t attend? If you would like a signed book but will not be able to attend, click Signed Copy after adding the book to your cart and we’ll do our best to get it signed for you. You  may pick up this book in the store after the event, or have it shipped to you.
  • Skylight’s Friends with Benefits members get priority signing line tickets (and 20% off this and all other event books each month), so be sure to mention your membership (or join) when you order the book.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

SF – Hanukkomics Presentation

Cartoonist Hilary Price appears at the Jewish Community Library on Wednesday, March 14th at 7:00 PM, co-presented by the Cartoon Art Museum.

Press Release:

In this funny and light-hearted presentation, cartoonist Hilary Price will explain the process through which her ideas become cartoons, share secular and Jewish-themed strips, and draw cartoon snippets on the spot. All of Price’s cartooning secrets will be revealed, including the story of how she became a cartoonist, and how her Jewish identity contributed to her artistic development.

Hilary Price has been writing and drawing Rhymes with Orange, her daily newspaper comic strip, since 1995. At the age of 25, she was the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated strip; the strip now appears in 375 papers internationally. Hilary has taught cartooning workshops at the Cartoon Art Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum. She now splits her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and Brattleboro, Vermont. When not cartooning, Price plays ice hockey and spoils her overly large cat.

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Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-3327

CA – Rusty Revolver Launch Party

Anton Troy, Vernon Wells, Anthony De Longis, Paul Morrell, Alejo Ramirez, and colorist JR Gervais appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, March 17th at 4:00 PM to sign RUSTY REVOLVER!

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

CA – An Art Tribute to Disney Television Animation

Press Release:

In collaboration with Disney Television Animation, Cyclops Print Works, Inc., and Oh My Disney!, Nucleus is thrilled to host a tribute to the many wonderful TV cartoons by Disney. From going on adventures with the Rescue Rangers to solving mysteries in Gravity Falls, join us as we look back with fond memories of some great Disney Television cartoons throughout the years. the opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The exhibition runs till March 11, 2018.

Opening Reception Highlights:

Featuring Disney cartoons such as:

  • Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Darkwing Duck
  • DuckTales
  • DuckTales (2017)
  • Gargoyles
  • Gummi Bears
  • Talespin
  • Gravity Falls
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series
  • Recess
  • Tangled: The Series
  • Timon and Pumba
  • Tron: Uprising
  • Big Hero 6: The Series
  • Star Vs. The Forces of Evil
  • Pickle and Peanut


  • Alan Bodner
  • Alexandra Neonakis
  • Bannister
  • Becky Dreistadt
  • Brianne Drouhard
  • Celine Kim
  • Claire Hummel
  • Cuddly Rigor Mortis
  • Dan Matutina
  • Daron Nefcy
  • Eastwood Wong
  • Ellen Surrey
  • Fawn Veerasunthorn
  • Grace Kum
  • Hackto
  • Heather Franzen
  • James Silvani
  • Janice Chu
  • Jisoo Kim
  • Joe Dunn
  • Joey Chou
  • Julien Rossier
  • Keiko Murayama
  • Kevin Jay Stanton
  • Marie Thorhauge
  • Michael Bear
  • Nicholas Delort
  • Nicole Gustaffson
  • Pernille Orum
  • Phillip Light
  • Sara Kipin
  • Stephanie Ramirez
  • Teny Issakhanian
  • Tobias Kwan
  • Tom Whalen
  • Yewon Park
  • Zoe Persico

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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