NE – The Language of Thorns Signing

Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy, Wonder Woman: Warbringer) appears in conversation with Rainbow Rowell (Runaways) at the Omaha Public Library on Monday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM to discuss her newest book, The Language of Thorns. Please join us – dressing in costume as your favorite character is highly encouraged! A door prize will be given to the fan with the best costume.

Leigh will also be signing copies of her books. Signing line preference is given to attendees with a copy of The Language of Thorns, which will be available for purchase on-site while supplies last, or in advance at The Bookworm. Other titles will be signed only if time permits, at the discretion of the author and the tour director.

Admission is free, not ticketed, on a first-come/first-seated basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the event.

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Omaha Public Library
13214 Westwood Lane, Omaha, NE 68144
(402) 444-4848

NE – Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration

Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, Ande Parks, Bruce McCorkindale, and Fredd Gorham appear at Krypton Comics to celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday!

Press Release:

Come out to witness Phil Hester and friends complete 100 original illustrations commemorating Jack Kirby on what would be his 100th birthday.

Each year Phil Hester holds a marathon to raise money for the Hero Initiative, a nonprofit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for life essentials and an avenue back into paying work.

This year OmahaBound and Krypton Comics team-up to host Phil Hester and friends in Omaha for the final Kirby marathon.

Phil Hester will begin drawing Saturday, August 26th at Krypton Comics and will finish on Monday, August 28th. Come out to visit Krypton, support Phil on his marathon, and enter a raffle for a bonus illustration.

Phil Hester will also complete an OmahaBound Exclusive Kirby Illustration while in Omaha. Starting August 21st, purchase $1 raffle tickets at Krypton Comics for the FINAL Kirby Fundraiser Illustration by Phil Hester. Drawing to be held Monday August 28th at Krypton Comics. And there’s no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase!

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Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
(402) 391-4131

NE – Runaways #1 Launch Party

Writer Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Carry On, Eleanor & Park) appears at Legend Comics on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of the new RUNAWAYS series from Marvel. 

GET READY TO RUN! The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!

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Legend Comics & Coffee
5207 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 391-2377

NE – The Stone Heart Signing

Writer/artist Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Super-hero Girl, Friends with Boys, The War at Ellsmere, The Last of Us, The Nameless City) appears in conversation with author Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Carry On, Eleanor & Park) at Legend Comics on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM with a signing to follow.

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Legend Comics & Coffee
5207 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 391-2377

NE – Mark Waid Signings

Eisner Award winning comic book writer Mark Waid will be in town for a lecture, Q & A and short signing session at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Milo Bail Ballroom Monday, March 27th at 6:30 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

While in town, he has kindly agreed to make an appearance at Legend Comics & Coffee on Tuesday, March 28th for a free book signing from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM! We’ll have plenty of his work on hand at the UNO event and at the shop so stop in and pick up something to have signed. We hope to see all of the Legend Legion out for these special events!

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Legend Comics & Coffee
5207 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 391-2377

NE – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Join the UNO School of the Arts in welcoming graphic novel author and comic artist Gene Luen Yang to the UNO campus on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Yang has penned such beloved and critically acclaimed graphic novels as “American Born Chinese,” “Boxers & Saints,” and “Animal Crackers,” as well as working on popular comic series including “Superman” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Yang was also recently named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council.

Yang will be giving a lecture on his experiences, as well doing a Q & A session and book signing. Books and comics will be available for purchase, provided by Legend Comics and Coffee. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot T (lower level of East Parking Garage) beginning at 5:30 P.M.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jeremy Johnson.

This event is sponsored by the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media’s Cultural Enrichment Fund, which seeks to provide opportunities for UNO students to experience and engage with the arts. UNO is an AA/EEO /ADA institution. For questions, accommodations or assistance please call/contact Charlotte Russell, ADA/504 Coordinator (phone: 402.554.3490 or TTY 402.554.2978) or Anne Heimann, Director, Disability Services (phone: 402.554.2872).

University of Nebraska Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182

NE – FCBD: Moon Knight Signing

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Artist Greg Smallwood (Flash Gordon, Dream Thief) appears at Krypton Comics on Saturday, May 7, 2016 to promote his brand new Moon Knight series and to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Also appearing is actress Nell Campbell (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Killing Fields, Great Expectations)! Ms. Campbell’s appearance is co-sponsored by Dr. San Guinary’s Creature Feature.

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Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
(402) 391-4131

NE – Batman’s Arsenal Signing

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Press Release:

Matt McNabb, author of “Batman’s Arsenal, An Encyclopedic Chronicle”, will be gracing Krypton Comics with his presence March 26th, from Noon to approximately 4 PM. McNabb’s book provides an in-depth look at every gadget, weapon, vehicle and crime-fighting tool that Batman has used in his 75 years of adventuring. We hope to have copies of the book available for purchase, and Matt himself should also have some copies available as well. Come meet a super cool guy and find out more about his fascinating insight into the world of comic’s greatest detective!

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Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
(402) 391-4131

NE – Deadpool Writer Signing

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Comedian Brian Posehn appears at Trade A Tape Comic Center on Friday February 19, 2016 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM to sign DEADPOOL comics of which he is the co-writer. He will also perform stand up at the Bourbon Theatre that evening starting at 7:00 PM. Get free admission to the signing with the purchase of one of Brian’s comics or a ticket to his show at the Bourbon.

Trade A Tape Comic Center
145 S 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 435-6063

NE – Brian Posehn Performs

00000000-brian-posehn-neComedian Brian Posehn performs at the Bourbon Theatre on Friday, February 19th at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link.

Press Release:

Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn always has a full plate in front of him. He is constantly touring as a stand-up comedian in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country. 2013 marked the release of his first hour long special, The Fartist, through Netflix. Brian is currently co-writing Deadpool for Marvel Comics. He has a popular podcast, Nerd Poker, on the Earwolf Network.

Brian co-starred in Universal’s feature, The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nick Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow and in the popular Canadian indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror. In the last year he has done guest spots on the sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory, Guys With Kids and Anger Management. He also starred for three seasons in Comedy Central’s popular show, The Sarah Silverman Program, and toured as one of the original members of the Comedians of Comedy.

Besides writing and performing on HBO’s acclaimed Mr. Show, he has appeared in sitcoms such as Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld, NewsRadio, Californication, Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends. He also has an extensive resume in voice-acting including Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Adventure Time, Metalocalypse, Bob’s Burgers, Mission Hill, and American Dad.
Brian has also appeared in several movies, including Judd Apatow’s Funny People, Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sex Drive, and Surf’s Up.

He has written episodes of The Sarah Silverman Program and Metalocalypse (Adult Swim). He’s written for the popular sketch show, Human Giant and various specials and roasts including recent stints on the Oscars and The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr. In 2009 and 2010, Brian directed a video and a Comedy Central pilot for the hilarious hair metal band, Steel Panther.

In 2006 he released his first graphic novel, The Last Christmas, and his debut comedy album: Live in Nerd Rage. In 2009, Brian released his album, Fart and Weiner Jokes.

2013 also marked the release of a book co-written by Brian with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross called Hollywood Said No. He is also currently producing a Comedy Metal album with Scott Ian of Anthrax.

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The Bourbon
1415 O St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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