Raina Telgemeier signs at Left Bank Books on Monday October 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Raina Telgemeier, the New York Times best-selling author of the Eisner Award winner Smile, presents her next full-color graphic novel set in the world of a middle school theater production of “Moon Over Mississippi.” Drama features a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama. The author will discuss her stories and artwork in this multi-media presentation.
Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch sign at Star Clipper Comics on Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.!
St. Louis-based creators Kevin Huizenga and Dan Zettwoch will both introduce new collections of their work published by Drawn & Quarterly Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m.!
In GLORIANA, Kevin Huizenga exposes the mechanics that underpin everyday life. Huizenga has an understated, quiet approach to story writing that allows his characters (and his readers) the self-awareness to recognize the humor and tragedy of the quotidian.
In Dan Zettwoch’s BIRDSEYE BRISTOE, a mysterious stranger comes to town… only the town is not really a town and the stranger is a gigantic cell-phone tower! The town of Birdseye Bristoe (a portmanteau created from an interstate sign that points to two real towns) has only one real permanent resident, an old-timer known only as Uncle. Birdseye Bristoe begins with the destruction of the cell tower and works backward to unravel the story of its fall.
Meet the artists at an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and get your picture taken with the characters of GLORIANA and BIRDSEYE BRISTOE!
Exclusive prints by the artists will be offered with any purchase of a Kevin Huizenga or Dan Zettwoch book by Drawn & Quarterly.
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Brom, Mike Mignola, Phil Hale, Ian McCaig, Andrew Jones, and more appear at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live next weekend!
The list of artists selected to appear in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Volume 19 has been released. Visit www.spectrumfantasticart.com to see the full list of selected artists. The winners for each art category will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO on May 19th, 2012 as part of the inaugural Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! show.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! will showcase 200 exhibitor booths featuring the world’s most celebrated painters, sculptors, and digital illustrators, ongoing live art demonstrations, educational panels, guest interviews, a documentary film program, and portfolio reviews by the art directors for Tor Books, DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment and many more who will be scouting for new talent. Special guests include Brom (World of Warcraft, Van Helsing, Galaxy Quest), Phil Hale (world-renowned fine artist), Andrew “Android” Jones (Industrial Light and Magic, Nintendo), Ian McCaig (designer of Star Wars: Episode 1, Terminator 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy).
This one-of-a-kind, international convention is a rare opportunity to mingle with some of the most talented artists, illustrators and creators in the world. Meet the people who brought Batman, Harry Potter, Darth Maul, Conan the Barbarian, Alien, John Carter of Mars and every other imaginable character to vivid life on book covers, in comics, for video games, and on the screen. For three days in May, Kansas City’s Bartle Hall will be transformed into an international museum of the imagination to host this fantastic art convergence. If you love fantasy, science fiction, horror, comics, movies and especially fantastic-themed art, then Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is the event you’ve been waiting for. Memberships are $20 for one day and $40 for all three days.
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! is the natural outgrowth of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the award-winning and internationally renowned art book series established by Cathy and Arnie Fenner in 1993. The prestigious Museum of American Illustration in New York City has hosted two exhibitions
April 30, 2012 by Colin Solan
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Acclaimed cartoonist Alison Bechdel goes on a book tour of North America to promote her new graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?
Tuesday May 1, 2012
Barnes & Noble, 7pm
2289 Broadway @ 82nd Street, New York City, NY
Wednesday May 2, 2012
The Brattle Theatre, 6pm
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA
Sponsored by the Harvard Bookstore
Thursday May 3, 2012
Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Friday May 4, 2012
Politics & Prose, 7pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Saturday May 5, 2012 Toronto
Toronto Comic Arts Festival
Sunday May 6, 2012
Left Bank Books, 4pm
321 N. 10th Street, St Louis, MO
Monday May 7, 2012
Boswell Book Co., 7pm
2559 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Tuesday May 8, 2012
Books Inc, 7pm
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Wednesday May 9, 2012
The Booksmith, 7:30
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA
Thursday May 10, 2012
Los Angeles Public Library, 7pm
Format: On-stage interview with Deborah Vankin
Mark Taper Auditorium—Central Library
630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA
Friday May 11, 2012
University Bookstore, 7pm
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA
Saturday May 12, 2012
The Bagdad Theater, 5pm
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Sponsored by Powell’s
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Swedish American Museum, 7:30pm
5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Sponsored by Women and Children First Bookstore
Writer Jason Aaron signs at Star Clipper Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 from 10:00am till 3:00pm!
Free Comic Book Day is a single day (the first Saturday in May each year) when participating comic book shops all across the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to all comers! Star Clipper in the Delmar Loop always participates in this hugely popular event, to be held Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We will feature comics from Ape Entertainment, Archie, Archaia, Boom!, Dark Horse, DC, Drawn & Quarterly, IDW, Image, Top Shelf, Disney and Marvel!
This year we will celebrate with comic-themed live entertainment by area bands, superheroes in costume and host our special guest or honor writer Jason Aaron (SCALPED, WOLVERINE, and the current smash hit series WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN)!
The schedule of events is as follows:
Jason Aaron Meet & Greet: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Voltron Live: 10 a.m to 12 p.m
“Supergrunt” (band Bunnygrunt performing a set of superhero covers): 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Losing Controllers (Live video game music): 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The return of Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MoYo (Missouri State Yoyo Freestylers) with DJ: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -
Local Lo-Fi electronic act 3 of 5 will be playing a short set of Nintendo3DS music between each musical act.
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
After selling out all previous tables, more tables were added and also sold! This is the new layout for the show.
This looks like to be shaping up to be a good show as in we just got the report that all tables have been sold.
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Check out the floor layout!
for all info on DoDeca-Con visit their website HERE!
Jeremy Haun signs at both Fantasy Shop locations on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012!
Fantasy Shop Florissant
8232 N Lindbergh Blvd, Florissant, MO 63031
Fantasy Shop South County
10560 Baptist Church Road, St. Louis, MO 63128
Kevin Mellon signs at Pulp Fiction Comics & Games on Wednesday, December 7th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Pulp Fiction Comics & Games
1100 SE Blue Parkway, Lees Summit, MO
ICCW Network, LLC presents the first annual DoDeca-Con. You may be asking yourself, “What is DoDeca-Con?” Well, that is an excellent question. It is a comic book/pop culture convention held in Columbia, MO at Kemper Arena (1270 E Boone Industrial Blvd Columbia, MO 65202) on May 4th thru 6th 2012. It will feature independent comic book creators, retailers of comic books, anime/manga, costumes and many others, as well as, a number of informational and educational (though entertaining) workshops on comic creation, cosplay and gaming. Check our schedule for event times.
That may not have been the only question you had. Maybe you are asking yourself, “What’s a DoDeca?” Simple answer, a 12 sided polygon. A dodecagon or a dodecahedron.
Now you’re asking, “What does this had to do with comic books and pop culture?” Also a simple question to answer. DoDeca-Con represents the best of the midwest. The best independent comic creators, the best gaming stores and players, and the best costumes (cosplay).
And being that there are officially 12 states that make up the midwest (The Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio) you get a 12 sided polygon or a dodecagon. It is also a 12 sided die used in Role-Playing games and the first year the con is being held is 2012, so it only seems right.
So welcome to the official DoDeca-Con 2012 website. You can reserve your artist table or your vender booth, buy tickets to the show and other events that will take place that weekend.
Keep checking back for updates on guests and events and I look forward to seeing you at the show.