IL – Failure Is an Option Signing

H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of “Sterling Archer” in FXX’s Archer himself, appears at Everybody’s Coffee on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM in conversation with Danette Chavez of The A.V. Club to discuss his new memoir Failure Is an OptionGet tickets at the link…

Signing Information:

  • H. Jon Benjamin will personalize copies of books!
  • He will only sign copies of FAILURE IS AN OPTION. He will NOT sign any memorabilia from Archer, Bob’s Burgers, or headshots.
  • He will only take photos from the signing line.  No posed photos or selfies.

About Failure Is an Option:
You may not recognize his face, but you’ve almost certainly heard his voice. H. Jon Benjamin, the voice behind some of today’s most popular and iconic animated characters, including the titular characters in hit TV series Archer and Bob’s Burgers , has found a level of success that many would envy. But Jon isn’t interested in telling the world about his successes. Instead, he would like to remind us all that failure is also an option. In FAILURE IS AN OPTION: An Attempted Memoir (on sale May 1, 2018), Jon invites readers to embrace their own missteps and the freedom that comes along with letting go of the constant grind towards success. With stories, examples of artistic and literary failings , and a powerful “can’t-do” attitude, this is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

About H. Jon Benjamin:
H. Jon Benjamin is an actor, voice actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for voicing characters, including Sterling Archer in Archer, Bob Belcher in Bob’s Burgers, Ben Katz in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Coach McGuirk and Jason in Home Movies, and a can of mixed vegetable in the film Wet Hot American Summer. He lives in New York.

Everybody’s Coffee
935 W Wilson Ave, ChicagoIL 60640

IL – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Steve Lieber and Ryan Browne appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – Wasted Space Signing

Michael Moreci appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, April 28th to present Wasted Space, a new series from Vault Comics.

A mix of Philip K. Dick and Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher, WASTED SPACE is the story of Billy Bane, a prophet who got it all wrong, and the galaxy has been burning ever since. All he wants is to waste away in the darkest corner of space with his best pal Dust, a supercharged Fuq bot. But when a new prophet comes calling, Billy is summoned to save the galaxy he’s at least partially responsible for destroying. Too bad he couldn’t care less.

Michael will be on-hand to sign copies of issue #1 as well as any other of his comics (Superman, The Flash, Roche Limit, Hoax Hunters, Curse, Indoctrination, Suicide Squad Secret Files, Heavy Metal Magazine, Adventure Time Comics, Burning Fields, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and so much more) or his prose work (Black Star Renegades) on Saturday, April 28th starting at Noon.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

Marvel Returns To C2E2 with Signings, Panels & More

April 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

MARVEL RETURNS TO C2E2 WITH SIGNINGS, PANELS AND MORE!

“This weekend, Marvel is taking Chicago by storm! And you won’t want to miss what we’ve got in-store for fans as we’re packing this year’s convention with wall-to-wall fan service including signings, panels, stage events and more! Heading to the show? Make sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) to get in on the action and excitement all weekend long.

Want to get the inside scoop on all of the can’t-miss Marvel news? What about the lowdown on some of the summer’s most anticipated upcoming books like INFINITY WARS and EXTERMINATION? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup, chock full of breaking news and unforgettable moments! Bring a camera, you never know who might show up! Plus, don’t miss all the exciting events happening at the Marvel Booth all weekend long including signings, giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests and more!

That’s not all! This year’s show features appearances from the celebrated artists of Marvel’s 2018 Young Guns program, including Aaron Kuder, Javier Garron, Marco Checchetto, Mike Del Mundo and Pepe Larraz. Learn more about what it takes to be a Young Gun at the Marvel: Young Guns panel, and don’t miss their Marvel booth signing where attendees will be able to snag an exclusive litho!

Plus, don’t miss an all-star line-up of some your favorite Marvel creators! Swing by the Marvel booth for scheduled appearances by Jay Anacleto, Rachelle Rosenberg, Christina Strain, Tana Ford, Stacey Lee, Joe Quinones, Robbie Thompson, Marc Laming, Alitha E. Martinez, Humberto Ramos, Brian Level, Mark Waid, Ashley Witter, Khary Randolph, Ryan Stegman, Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, Marcus To, Mark Brooks, Annie Wu, Christopher Priest and Jim Zub! Check Marvel’s signing schedule for details on their signing times.”

SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 1pm – 2pm: JAY ANACLETO / RACHELLE ROSENBERG / CHRISTINA STRAIN
  • 2pm – 3pm: TANA FORD / STACEY LEE / JOE QUINONES / ROBBIE THOMPSON
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL YOUNG GUNS 2018 SIGNING (MARCO CHECCHETTO / MIKE DEL MUNDO / JAVIER GARRÓN / AARON KUDER / PEPE LARRAZ)

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARC LAMING / ALITHA E. MARTINEZ / HUMBERTO RAMOS
  • 1pm – 2pm: MARCO CHECCHETTO / BRIAN LEVEL / MARK WAID / ASHLEY WITTER
  • 2pm – 3pm: MIKE DEL MUNDO / KHARY RANDOLPH / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 4pm– 5pm: JASON AARON / AARON KUDER / JORGE MOLINA / MARCUS TO

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARK BROOKS / ANNIE WU
  • 1pm – 2pm: JASON AARON / JAVIER GARRÓN / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 2pm – 3pm: PEPE LARRAZ / CHRISTOPHER PRIEST / JIM ZUB

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

BOOTH SCHEDULE: BOOTH #327

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 11am – 11:30am: “HUNT FOR WOLVERINE” COSPLAY MEET-UP AND CONTEST WITH CHARLES SOULE
  • 1pm – 3pm: MARVEL COSPLAY PHOTO OP
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 3pm – 4pm: MARVEL COSTUME CONTEST – See Marvel.com/C2E2costumecontest for full terms and conditions
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 10am – 11am: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 11:30am – 11:45am: NEW BEGINNINGS with E.I.C. C.B. CEBULSKI
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice. Giveaways available while supplies last.

PANEL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 6TH

  • MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S401)

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH

  • MARVEL: HOUSE OF IDEAS (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: MEET THE NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF with C.B. CEBULSKI (2:45pm– 3:45pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: YOUNG GUNS PANEL (4pm – 5pm, Room S401)

SUNDAY APRIL 8TH

  • MARVEL: TRUE BELIEVERS PANEL** (12:15pm – 1:15pm, Room S401)

NOTE: This panel requires Marvel Mastercard or Marvel Mastercard invitation, current Marvel Unlimited Plus membership or emailed RSVP confirmation for entry.

  • MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S404)

IL – Wasted Space Signing + Workshop

Chimera’s Comics welcomes hit-comic author Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters, Roche Limit, ReincarNATE) to our LaGrange store for a very special signing and writer’s workshop on Wednesday, April 25th at 6:00 PM! We’ll be showcasing his new comic ‘Wasted Space’ and Michael will lead an in-store discussion on getting your comic project off the ground!

‘Wasted Space’ is a story about botched prophecies and intergalactic adventure, a new series published by Vault Comics with amazing art by Hayden Sherman.

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Chimera’s Comics
19 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1230

IL – Our Own Gods Signing

Stacey Robinson, Stanford Carpenter, Damian Duffy, and John Jennings sign at First Aid Comics on Thursday, April 5th at 5:30 PM

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First Aid Comics
1617 East 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615
773.752.6642

Viz Media Presents Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure at C2E2 2018

Press Release:

VIZ Media heads to the midwest to participate in Chicago’s premier pop culture and comics convention, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). C2E2 takes place April 6 th to April 8 th in the South Building at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago. This year, VIZ Media will host several panels and welcomes English voice actors from the hit anime series JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS as special guests. Catch Matthew Mercer (Jotaro Kujo) and Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) for an exciting JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE panel discussion and an in-person autograph session during the convention.

VIZ Media C2E2 Panels & Special Events Include:

Saturday, April 7th

1:30 – 2:30 PM
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Panel (Room S401)

Join VIZ Media and cast members Matthew Mercer and Richard Epcar to celebrate JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS! We’ll have news, updates, all your best questions and more. All attendees will receive a special premium art card while supplies last.

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE – STARDUST CRUSADERS Voice Cast Autograph Sessions at 2:45pm

Catch Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) for a special meet & greet and autograph session.

4:15 – 5:00 PM

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Live Stage (Booth #2033)

Catch an interview with JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE cast member Richard Epcar (Joseph Joestar) and hear all about the fan-favorite anime series!

Sunday, April 8th

12:15 – 1:15 PM

VIZ Media Official Panel (Room S404)

Join us as we celebrate a wide range of fan favorite titles such as NARUTO, ONE-PUNCH MAN, TOKYO GHOUL and SAILOR MOON. Be among the first to hear about Publishing and Animation acquisition news and stick around for prizes!

2:1005 – 2:30 PM

Live Stage Interview with Charlene Ingram (Booth #2033)

Catch an interview with VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing and learn the latest on the company’s anime news and forthcoming new titles!

 

IL – Archival Quality Signing

Steenz, artist on the new original graphic novel Archival Quality from Oni Press, signs at Fantasy Books & Games on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM!

After losing her job at the library, Celeste Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she’s never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for help– As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out-the job is becoming dangerous, but she can’t let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she’s still trying to save herself? Written by Ivy Noelle Weir and art by Steenz.

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Fantasy Books and Games
1977 W US Highway 50, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
(618) 624-0920

Valiant Heads To C2E2 2018 with Panels, Exclusives & More Surprises

March 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

Chicago’s biggest pop culture convention of the year is right around the corner, and Valiant will be there with a spectacular slate of panels, signings, exclusives, apparel, merchandise, graphic novels, and even a HARBINGER WARS 2-themed beer!

From Friday, April 6th through Sunday, April 8th, join Valiant inside Chicago’s McCormick Place at Booth #317 for a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers from the largest independent superhero universe in comics today, with critically acclaimed and award-winning titles including X-O MANOWAR, SECRET WEAPONS, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and many more!

Also, be sure not to miss the SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 C2E2 Exclusive Variant, featuring a stunning limited-edition cover by high-octane artist Stephen Segovia (Action Comics)! In the epic tradition of X-O MANOWAR and BLOODSHOT REBORN, a staggering new beginning for Valiant’s supernatural icon starts here with PART ONE of “FEAR OF THE DARK” – a tense and gripping three-issue introduction pushing Jack Boniface to the farthest edge of fear itself…and into a startling, adrenaline-fueled fight for survival as Shadowman takes command of the birthright he was born to uphold!

Plus: Get ready for the all-star talent charging into the Valiant booth for signings and free sketches, including Stephen Segovia (SHADOWMAN) and New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT)!

Next: Valiant has partnered once again with Pipeworks Brewing Co. for the LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME, a new limited-edition brew created to celebrate the upcoming HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic six-part crossover event combining the talents of X-O MANOWAR creative team Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello with SECRET WEAPONS creative team Eric Heisserer, Raúl Allén, and Patricia Martín! A portion of the proceeds from all sales of the LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME will benefit Hope for the Day (HFTD.ORG), a Chicago-based proactive suicide prevention and mental health education non-profit.

Pipeworks Brewing Co.’s LIVEWIRE RASPBERRY IPA WITH LIME is a limited release and will be available in select Illinois and New York bottle shops. Find participating retailers and distributors via Pipeworks’ location page, or visit them directly Thursday through Saturday at the Pipeworks Brewing Co. Bottle Shop (3912 W Mclean Ave., Chicago, IL 60647).

Then, head to Room S405a on Friday, April 6th at 5:30 pm for the Valiant Presents: Harbinger Wars 2 and Beyond panel presentation! This summer, HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s biggest, most ambitious and most impactful comic book event of all time – is about to erupt in full force! The Valiant Universe will never be the same as X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, Secret Weapons, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2! Valiant’s next major leap forward starts here with exclusive announcements and artwork, first at C2E2 2018! Plus: SHADOWMAN, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K, QUANTUM AND WOODY!, and much, much more!

The excitement continues on Saturday, April 7th at 5:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant Presents: Shadowman Spotlight! This March, Shadowman – more powerful, more terrifying, and more relentless than ever before – storms to the forefront of the Valiant Universe in an adrenaline-fueled ongoing series from superstar writer Andy Diggle and high-octane artist Stephen Segovia! Now, with a staggering new beginning for New Orleans’ supernatural guardian just around the corner, find out what the future holds for one of 2018’s most anticipated new series as Valiant assembles an all-star panel of staff and creators to reveal never-before-seen news and artwork, first at C2E2!

Finally, join us on Sunday, April 8th at 12:15 pm in Room S405b for Valiant: The Craft of Comics! Join some of the talented creators and staff behind Valiant’s slate of critically acclaimed comic series for a candid, behind-the-scenes panel discussion! Find out just what it takes to put together a compelling story from start to finish, how to make your series stand apart, and how the editorial process functions at the highest levels – from the award-winning industry veterans behind the Valiant Universe’s greatest hits and a host of fan-favorite titles, including X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, DIVINITY, and more!

IL – Archival Quality Signing

Steenz, artist on the new original graphic novel Archival Quality from Oni Press, signs at Fantasy Books on Saturday March 31st at 3:00 PM!

After losing her job at the library, Celeste Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she’s never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for help– As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out-the job is becoming dangerous, but she can’t let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she’s still trying to save herself? Written by Ivy Noelle Weir and art by Steenz.

Archival Quality hits the shelves on March 7th, 2018. Ask an associate and we can hold a copy for you. Steenz will be here for signing on March 31st at 3pm. We’ll see you there!

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Fantasy Books
1113 E Main St, Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 235-0844

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