Iconic actor WILLIAM SHATNER beams down to Boston Comic Con to celebrate the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK, the most beloved sci-fi franchise in history! As Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Shatner led the intrepid crew of the starship Enterprise through the eponymous television series, an animated show, and seven feature films as well as participating in the creation of comic books, video games, novels, and more. This is the exclusive New England convention appearance by Starfleet’s most venerated hero in 2016!
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, and recording artist. In addition to Star Trek he has played the title character in the cop drama TJ Hooker, hosted the reality show Rescue 911, and memorably starred as attorney Denny Crane in both The Practice and its spinoff Boston Legal, a role which earned him two Emmys and a Golden Globe award. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures with many other notable appearances including The Twilight Zone, The Man from UNCLE, Mission: Impossible, Miss Congeniality, and numerous commercials as a celebrity pitchman. He has also written the TekWar series of science fiction novels which was adapted for television.
William Shatner will appear at Boston Comic Con on Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13th ONLY. Further details including signing times, photo ops, and VIP packages will be forthcoming as the show draws closer. Please follow our social media for updates and more guest announcements.
Tickets for Boston Comic Con will go on-sale on Friday February 12th.
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th, and Sunday August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED STORM.
Meet cartoonist Jim Lawson, writer, illustrator and comic book artist for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for over 20 years. Jim will talk about his work and demonstrate his art in the Children’s Room on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. His latest book is Paleo: The Complete Collection.
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482-5714
Harvard Book Store welcomes illustrator and co-author of Women in Clothes LEANNE SHAPTON and Optic Nerve cartoonist ADRIAN TOMINE for a discussion of their graphic novels Was She Pretty? and Killing and Dying on Thursday February 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
About Was She Pretty?
What’s left when a relationship ends? Where does jealousy come from? Delicately and sensitively, Leanne Shapton (Swimming Studies) ruminates on ex-lovers, and our lovers’ ex-lovers. A few expressive pencil lines outline a long-abandoned winter coat here, an ineffably alluring Mona Lisa smile there. Each double page describes the way all exes are captured: as impossible to live up to as a Polaroid taken at a flattering angle.
This new paperback edition of Was She Pretty? brings the reader deep into a circle of phantoms: its intimate liaisons, embarrassing secrets, and sardonic anecdotes. Shapton introduces the obsessives and the dilettantes, the poets and the actresses, the people with great hair and the people with idiosyncratic clothes. As funny as it is insightful, Was She Pretty? speaks to a central human concern: How do we compare? Elegantly drawn and perfectly narrated, the pages of Was She Pretty? are a testimonial to the power of observation and misapprehension.
About Killing and Dying:
Killing and Dying is a stunning showcase of the possibilities of the graphic novel medium and a wry exploration of loss, creative ambition, identity, and family dynamics. With this work, Adrian Tomine (Shortcomings, Scenes from an Impending Marriage) reaffirms his place not only as one of the most significant creators of contemporary comics but as one of the great voices of modern American literature. His gift for capturing emotion and intellect resonates here: the weight of love and its absence, the pride and disappointment of family, the anxiety and hopefulness of being alive in the twenty-first century.
“Amber Sweet” shows the disastrous impact of mistaken identity in a hyper-connected world; “A Brief History of the Art Form Known as Hortisculpture” details the invention and destruction of a vital new art form in short comic strips; “Translated, from the Japanese” is a lush, full-color display of storytelling through still images; the title story, “Killing and Dying,” centers on parenthood, mortality, and stand-up comedy. In six interconnected, darkly funny stories, Tomine forms a quietly moving portrait of contemporary life.
Tomine is a master of the small gesture, equally deft at signaling emotion via a subtle change of expression or writ large across landscapes illustrated in full color. Killing and Dying is a fraught, realist masterpiece.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short (Father of the Bride, Three Amigos!) appear at the Citi Wang Theatre for one night only for “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM!
Citi Wang Theatre
270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Creator Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl) appears at That’s Entertainment in Fitchburg on Wednesday December 9th from 3:00 to 6:30 PM for a comic book signing event of HEAD LOPPER #2.
MacLean will be drawing free, small sketches of his Head Lopper character on purchased copies of the comic book and will sign free Head Lopper prints, available upon request. Fans of his work can also purchase original artwork and prints available at the artist’s table. This event is intended for all members of the public thirteen and older.
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Writer/Artist Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One) appears at Newbury Comics on Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM to sign AXCEND #3!
332 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115
Comic artist Jon Mills appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday November 28, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM drawing one free sketch per a customer! He has worked for DC and Marvel comics on titles such as Superboy and Gen 13.
Also we will be having a free board game demo! Local game herald Joel Pettit will be here to demo New Dawn, the exciting new game from Stronghold games!
We will also have limited edition comics that will be available for purchase a short time Saturday only!
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Artist Craig Rousseau (Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, The Perhapanauts, Batman Beyond) appears at The Hall of Comics on Saturday December 12, 2014 from noon till 4:00 PM! Craig will generously be doing sketches on request in exchange for charitable donations. Fans are asked to bring $20+ worth of NEW warm socks, hats, and/or gloves to donate to the homeless. (Sketches will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.)
The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
Molly Crabapple appears at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00 PM to sign her memoir Drawing Blood.
In language that is fresh, visceral, and deeply moving—and illustrations that are irreverent and gorgeous—artist and writer Molly Crabapple has written a memoir that will change the way you think about art, sex, politics, and survival in our times. From burlesque dancing to reporting on Guantanamo Bay and Syrian Rebels, Molly has used her words and artwork to shed light on the darker corners of American empire. Now, with the same blend of honesty, fierce insight, and indelible imagery that is her signature, Molly offers her own story: an unforgettable memoir of artistic exploration, political awakening, and personal transformation.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Local creator Ming Doyle appears at Hub Comics in Union Square on Wednesday December 9, 2015 from 6:00 till 8:00 PM to sign the collected edition of THE KITCHEN!
About THE KITCHEN:
New York City, late 1970s. Times Square is a haven for sex and drugs. The city teeters on the verge of bankruptcy, while blackouts can strike at any moment. This is the world of THE KITCHEN.
The Irish gangs of Hell’s Kitchen rule the neighborhood, bringing terror to the streets and doing the dirty work for the Italian Mafia. Jimmy Brennan and his crew were the hardest bastards in the Kitchen, but after they’re all put in prison, their wives – Kath, Raven and Angie – decide to keep running their rackets. And once they get a taste of the fast life and easy money, it won’t be easy to stop.
THE KITCHEN takes one of the most popular genres in entertainment and, like The Sopranos, reimagines it for a new generation to present a classic gangster story told from a fresh point of view.
Written by talented newcomer Ollie Masters with stunning art by Ming Doyle (CONSTANTINE: THE HELLBLAZER, Quantum & Woody, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mara) and killer covers by Becky Cloonan (GOTHAM ACADEMY, Killjoys, DEMO), THE KITCHEN is not to be missed.
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143