MD – Six of Crows Signing

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Author Leigh Bardugo appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book, Six of Crows.

About this author:
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist. She can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.

Barnes & Noble – Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-203-9001

MD – Illuminati #1 Signing

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Writer Joshua Williamson (Birthright, Nailbiter) and artist Shawn Crystal (Arkham Manor) appear at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 11:00am – 1:00pm to sign the all-new, all-different ILLUMINATI #1!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

MD – Howling Commandos #1 Signing

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Writer Frank J. Barbiere (BROKEN WORLD, FIVE GHOSTS) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new comic HOWLING COMMANDOS and celebrate their annual Halloween ComicFest event!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

MD – I Hate Fairyland #1 Signing

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Writer/artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new comic I HATE FAIRYLAND!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

MD – The Paybacks #1 Signing

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Writers Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal appear at Collectors Corner on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 2:00pm – 9:00pm to present THE PAYBACKS #1!

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Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Road, Parkville, MD 21234
(410) 668-3353

MD – Batman Day 2015 Signing

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TOM KING (writer of GRAYSON, OMEGA MEN, and more) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to celebrate BATMAN DAY!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

MD – Fantasy Killer #3 Release Signing

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Kevin Hock appears at Third Eye Comics on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM to sign Fantasy Killer #3!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

SPX 2015 Announces International Guests

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SPX is pleased to announce international creators, Frederik Peeters, Dylan Horrocks, and Brecht Vandenbroucke as guests at SPX 2015. This is in addition to the previously announced guests Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson, Noelle Stevenson, Michael DeForge, Gemma Correll, Noah Van Sciver, Matt Bors, Lilli Carré, Theo Ellsworth, C. Spike Trotman, Jennifer Hayden, Stuart Immonen, Scott McCloud, Bill Griffith, Kathryn Immonen, Derf, Jessica Abel (Sat. Only) and Ted Rall.

Additional international guests appearing at SPX 2015 will be announced next week.

SPX 2015 is honored to have the very first United States appearance of critically acclaimed, Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters. This year saw the release of the final volume of his well reviewed planet hopping space epic, Aama Vol. 4: You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter, published by SelfMadeHero. Peeters has been nominated five times in the Best Book category at Angoulême and has done a number of posters and other illustration work in Europe. Peeters lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dylan Horrocks is returning to Small Press Expo for the first time in over a decade. Horrocks began his diverse career with the publication of Pickle, which ran from 1993-97 published by Black Eye Press. Pickle included the serialization of Hicksville, a groundbreaking story that was collected into a graphic novel that won plaudits from reviewers around the globe. Horrocks has had international success in alternative and mainstream comics with books like Atlas from Drawn & Quarterly, and as writer for DC Comics and Vertigo. In 2014, Fantagraphics published Sam Zabel and his Magic Pen to wide critical and fan acclaim. Horrocks is an Eisner Award winner and in 2006 he was appointed University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Literary Fellow. Horrocks currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and sons.

Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator. His debut graphic novel,White Cube, took the Angouleme International Comics Festival by storm in 2013. Vandenbroucke’s distinctive painted panels and brightly colored spreads intermingle pop culture influences and commentary on the fine art world, offering an absurdist view of the institutions of that world. White Cube has been published in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, and in English by Drawn & Quarterly. Since graduating from art school a few years ago, he has worked for numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, and has participated in group shows all over the world. Vandenbroucke lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

SPX 2015 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to entertain, enlighten and introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website at www.cbldf.org. For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit www.spxpo.com.

VA/MD – Zodiac Starforce Signings

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Press Release:

Big Planet Comics is proud to welcome our hometown heroes, Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau, for two signings for their new Dark Horse Comics series, Zodiac Starforce! They will appear at the Vienna store on Saturday August  29th from 1:00-4:00 PM and at the College Park store from 4:00-6:00 PM!

We will have an EXCLUSIVE Big Planet Comics variant of issue #1 for sale, as well as a limited edition print of the cover!
Zodiac Starforce is an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures… as long as they can get out of class!

These high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters! But when an evil force infects leader Emma, she must work with her team to save herself—and the world—from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!
You can see a preview of Zodiac Starforce for free at Dark Horse’s website

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Big Planet Comics
426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180
703-242-9412

 

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Big Planet Comics
7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740
301-699-0498

MD – Head Lopper #1 Signing

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Andrew MacLean appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM to sign HEAD LOPPER#1 from Image Comics!

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Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

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