CA – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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Caldecott winner and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the Mission Viejo Library Friends Room on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to present his final book in the WondLa trilogy, The Battle for WondLa, written for middle-graders. The presentation includes drawing and discussing how the WondLa books came to be. Attendees will receive the third limited edition WondLa sketchbook for free. There will also be a Q&A plus book sales and signing.

Call the Youth Reference Desk at 949/830-7100, ext. 5107 to reserve your free seat

Mission Viejo Library
100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-7100

CA – Inkstuds LIVE

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A live panel of EPIC PROPORTIONS with Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham plus Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, and White Clay author (and Adventure Time contributor) Thomas Herpich at Meltdown Comics on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Signing after podcast.

Free admission but tickets are limited. Get them at the link!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

SF – Endless Night with Barron Storey

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The Cartoon Art Museum concludes the public programming for its historic exhibition Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman with critically acclaimed artist Barron Storey on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:00 till 9:00 pm.  An illustrator, graphic novelist, and noted educator, Storey has created award-winning artworks for the covers and pages of Time, National Geographic, and Saturday Review, among others. The artist’s paintings are held in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and the National Portrait Gallery. Storey’s  published journals include Life After Black and The Marat/Sade Journals.

Storey will discuss his legendary artistic career, including his uniquely ongoing relationship with Despair that spun from his collaboration with Neil Gaiman on the award-winning graphic novel Sandman: Endless Nights, featuring Storey’s stunning “Fifteen Portraits of Despair.”  Attendees will get an insider’s look at Storey’s Despair Journals on April 12.

Advance tickets can be purchased here:  Admission is $10 for the general public, and free for Cartoon Art Museum members plus one guest.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

CA – Shutter #1 Signing

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Joe Keatinge (GLORY) and newcomer artist Leila Del Duca appear at Beach Ball Comics on Friday, April 11th, starting at 5:00 pm to sign their new urban fantasy adventure series, SHUTTER #1. World famous explorer and photographer Kate Kristopher’s call to adventure launches when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she’s worked to protect and in a world filled with demons, gorgons, and phantom ninjas, her globetrotting adventure is only just beginning.’

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Deadpool #27 Signing

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Artist Scott Koblish signs at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, April 9th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to celebrate Deadpool’s nuptials!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

CA – Imaginary Friends Art Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Wrought from the depths of our creativity, imaginary friends have been steadfast companions through amazing journeys and have helped to overcome unbelievable hardships. Despite being figments of our imaginations, these fantastical comrades cultivate immense growth and represent very real bonds.

Inspired by these unreal friendships, award-winning children’s book illustrator Dan Santat‘s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend weaves a tale about companionship, courage, and finding one’s place in the world.  Beginning on an island far away where imaginary friends are born, one patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when Beekle is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match.

In conjunction with the release of Dan Santat’s book, Nucleus celebrates these not-so-real friendships with a roster of some of our favorite artists, including noteable children’s book illustrators, who would like to introduce all of us to their very own imaginary friends. Join us opening night as we pay tribute to friends both real and imagined.

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Adam Rex
Ako Castuera
Alina Chau

Anna Chambers
Anne Benjamin

Calef Brown
Camille Andre
Corinne Reid

Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Dan Santat

Daniel Brassette
Daniella Volpari
Dave Roman

Genevieve Godbout
Israel Sanchez

Jaime Zollars
Jake Parker

Joy Ang
Lorena Alvarez

Matthew Cordell
Maxime Mary

Nate Wragg
Nicole Gustafsson
Pascal Campion

Seb Mesnard
Tuna Bora
Yohan Sacre

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Art of Rio 2 Signing

Meet the artists of RIO 2 one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories and sign copies of the new Art of Rio 2 book at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 12th!

Rio 2 is an upcoming 3D computer-animated musical adventure from Blue Sky Studios, and the sequal to the acclaimed film, Rio. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they’re hurtled from a magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. When the family leaves their domesticated life in the city of Rio de Janeiro for a journey to the rainforest, they encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild! Upon arrival, the family comes across Jewel’s long-lost father, in hiding with a group of other Macaws. But things get worse when they realize that their Amazonian habitat is under threat and that Blu and Jewel’s old nemesis Nigel the Cockatoo is back for revenge!

Featured Artists:

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Natalie Wetzig: Story Artist
Maggie Kang: Story Artist
Mike Walling: Character Animator
Miurika Valery: Animator

more to be announced!

Event Schedule:

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Panel Presentation)
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Q&A)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Signing)

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Rio 2 book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – KISS Co-Founder Signs

ftm-sd-caCalling all rock n’ roll fans! Meet Paul Stanley, co-lead vocalist and frontman of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band KISS at Warwick’s on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00 pm as he signs his memoir Face the Music. Tickets are $31.31 and include admittance for 2 adults as well as a copy of Face the Music. Click here for tickets.

Only books purchased from Warwick’s will be signed.*
Tickets must be printed and brought to the event.
Will Call opens at 9:00am on April 17th. Books will not be available until that time.
Doors to the signing will open at 6:30pm
Due to the high volume of tickets sold, we recommend you pick up your book prior to 6:30pm.
Signing begins at 7:00pm.
Signing Line is on a first come, first served basis.
Photographs allowed from signing line only. No posed photographs allowed.
Only copies of Face the Music will be signed. No other titles or memorabilia will be signed.
Parking restrictions in La Jolla are strictly enforced, please plan accordingly.

*While supplies last

The music! The makeup! The hair! And now Paul Stanley, one of the lead voices in the storied band of rockers who make up the band KISS, takes readers backstage to reveal the true stories of his shocking, funny, inspirational, public life. Born with a condition that rendered him deaf in one ear, Stanley chose a life in an unlikely world — music — and became the onstage rocker “Starchild” of KISS. Never-before-seen photos and images add to the backstory of his life, and the famous anthems and turbulent dynamics of 40 years with the Hall of Fame band.

Warwick’s Books
7812 Girard Ave, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-0347

CA – Sparky! Signing

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Chris Appelhans appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 7:00PM till 10:00PM

Press Release:

Written by Jenny Offill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans, this is the first widely distributed children’s book that the artist has illustrated. The book stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn’t good at tricks or hide-and-seek…or much of anything. Still, there’s something about SPARKY! that is irresistible.

Original development paintings by Chris will be on display. Meet the artist opening night as he greets fans and signs copies of the new release.

WIN ORIGINAL ARTWORK! (shown below)

With each purchase of the new booknew print, or original Sparky! artwork, be entered to win this original Sparky! painting by Chris Appelhans. Winner will be announced on our Facebook on April 13, 2014.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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CA – Lumberjanes Signing

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Come meet co-writer NOELLE STEVENSON and co-creator SHANNON WATTERS, as The Comic Bug launches the latest title from the BOOM! Box imprint at Beach Ball Comics on Thursday, April 10 at 5:00 pm! It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five buttkicking, rad teenager girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

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