David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (High Moon, Box 13) tour New England to debut their new comic, Deadlands! There will be a limited edition Deadlands #1 available with a cover you can only get on this tour! Brought to you by the New England Comic Retailer Alliance (NECRA).
Please note that the times may be changed prior to the event due to travel requirements of the creators.
Saturday June 25th
3pm – 4pm
68 Lakeview Avenue Lowell, MA 01850
5pm – 6pm
Chris’s Cards & Comics
341 S. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
Sunday June 26th
10am – 12pm
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH
Double Midnight Comics hosted their annual Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH this past Sunday. Despite the wet weather, it was a packed house with several cosplayers showing up in character. Guests included local writers of The Cape Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella plus artist Zach Howard, who received many well-wishes on their recent Eisner Award nomination. Artist Sean Gordon Murphy talked about his upcoming storyarc on American Vampire and what it was like working with Grant Morrison on Joe the Barbarian. And several contributors, including co-creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller, from the ZombieBomb Comic Anthology were on hand to meet fans. It may only be a one-day show but supporting local homegrown conventions like this is the best way to encourage them to grow and for retailers to bring in more comic creators for signings. Thanks, Double Midnight!
Neil Gaiman speaks at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday June 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
The Music Hall and New Hampshire Public Radio present: “One of the top ten living post-modern writers” (Dictionary of Literary Biography) takes the stage to discuss the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods, his classic work which was a New York Times bestseller in 2001 and awarded the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, SFX, and Locus awards.
Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. His children’s novel Coraline, published in 2002, was also a New York Times and international bestseller and an enormous critical success; it won the Elizabeth Burr/ Worzalla, the BSFA, the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Bram Stoker awards. Director Henry Selick made the film “Coraline,” with music provided by the band They Might Be Giants.
The literary evening features an author presentation followed by an onstage interview with Virginia Prescott, host of New Hampshire Public Radio’s “Word of Mouth.” Live music performed by the award-winning house band Dreadnaught. Rebroadcast on NHPR.
A signed book is a great gift and a wonderful addition to any personal library. A book voucher is necessary for a signed copy. Purchase your book voucher ahead of time and save 10% off the retail price. Available at RiverRun Bookstore and The Music Hall box office. Want to read the book before you hear the author speak and still get a discount? You can buy an unsigned copy as soon as RiverRun has them available for a 10% discount when you show your ticket to the show at the bookstore counter.
American Gods: $26.99 ($24.30 in advance) Buy a voucher.
Getting your Book:
Vouchers may be redeemed for books immediately following the event at The Music Hall. Vouchers may also be redeemed at RiverRun Bookstore after the evening of the event. No books will be mailed.
Prices: $13; $11 (members)
Members: noon Thu May 19
Public: noon Wed Jun 1
Buy tickets online, over the phone or in person. Members get the best seats.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Ed McGuinness, Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, Rich Woodall & more sign on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Ed McGuinness – ED MCGUINNESS IS BACK AND HE WANTS TO CLICK! Ed McGuinness is returning to Rochester’s Free Comic Book Day Festival! This year he’s bringing his HeroClix and enjoying a Saturday Afternoon Game. Come and be a part of the HeroClix / FCBD fun! Artist on Deadpool, Vampirella, Superman/Batman and many more. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans and for the Friday Night Heroclix Tourney.
Thomas Sniegoski – Author Tom Sniegoski returns to Jetpack Comics FCBD festival this year! Tom’s body of work is incredible. Don’t forget to pick up his most recent work on BONE, The Quest for the Spark. Writer on Batman, The Punisher, Hellboy, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the prequel to Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, which was called Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone. His most recent comic book work, written with frequent partner Christopher Golden, is The Sisterhood, published by Archaia Studios Press. Chris and Tom have also worked on the mini-series Talent from Boom! Studios, optioned by Universal Pictures. Tom will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Hill – Celebrating his first FCBD festival, the award winning writer of national best sellers 20th Century Ghost Stories, Heart Shaped Box, and Horns joins Jetpack with a special all ages Free Comic Book Day issue of his award winning comic series Locke & Key, currently in the works to be a Fox TV show! Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jason Ciaramella – Joining Joe will be scripter Jason Ciaramella, who scripted Joe’s The Cape (not the TV show) and Joe’s Kodiak. Both Jason and Joe are Eisner Award nominees this year. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.
Christopher Golden – Comic book writer, author with an impressive bibliography (including books like Strangewood and The Ferryman), co-writer of the online animated series Ghosts of Albion, who also wrote the introduction for Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost Stories. Christopher will be on hand with his special FCBD offering of Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to sign for fans.
Bob Raymond – An artist/comic creator who recently got some publicity when he did a comic for an unknown Senate candidate, Alvin Green of North Carolina, and had his comic shown on the Daliy Show with Jon Stewart and some small press publications to the Washington Post. Next up is a one shot through Jetpack Comics! Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.
Bill Mitchell and Kimball Thorpe – Co-creators of the web comic character Beanman. Bill and Kimball will be on hand to sign and draw for fans.
Heidi Brunelle – Creator of Amputee Bunny and Narcoleptic Owl at Jetpack Comics. Heidi will be on hand to sign for fans.
Greg Moutafis – Entering the industry in 1994 with a Xeric Foundation Award for Indie Comic Artists, Greg has illustrated a variety of stories and projects for publishers including Caliber, Jetpack Press and Lollipop music magazine. His latest full length projects are the 2005 superhero graphic novel The Rookie, with Killing Pickman writer Jason Becker, and the satirical graphic novel Boom!Squad with award winning prose writer David Crouse. Greg recently launched PREEMO STUDIO for his graphic design work and creator owned comic projects. Greg will be selling original art, as well as new, limited-edition prints and books at the show.
Rick Silva – Small press publisher and comic book writer. Rick published and edited Kinships magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios, a small press comic book company. Rick co-writes the Dandelion Studios comics Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Kaeli and Rebecca and Perils of Picorna. He publishes his own zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick will be on hand to sign for fans.
Shaun O’Neil – A friend of the store who recently had a short story published in the Image Comics Anthology. The story he penciled was written by Robert Kirkman (writer on The Walking Dead)! Shaun will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Dellagatta – Artist on “Spared” in Egg: Hard Boiled Stories #1, “Fisherman’s Wife” in Mysterious Adventure Magazine, the online “Mr. Legacy” origin story, writer/artist on “Nick” in Zombies Anthology and currently working on his creator owned project, The Holy Diver. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Rich Woodall – Local creator, writer and artist of the all ages comic, Johnny Raygun, produced by Jetpack Press. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Rich’s other works include thousands of sketch cards for Topps card company including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Comic Cards. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jennifer Omand – Creator ofthe web comic Squarecat Comics. Jennifer will be on hand to sign for fans.
Matt Talbot – Co-Writer and inker of Johnny Raygun and a highly accomplished graphic designer. Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.
Sara Richard – Artist currently working on solidifying a signature illustration style and freelancing with Hasbro. Sara will be on hand to sign for fans.
Other Events and Guests fro Free Comic Day:
The Star Wars 501st /NH Mandalorians – Star Wars characters on the stage at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Accepting donations and holding a silent auction for the Make A Wish foundation.
The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club – The BMS Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of “Multi-Age Media Presents” a year. All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book sells in the cafeteria during lunch or through subscriptions delivered to home room. The profits from the comic go toward purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read. This is the club’s fourth year (and second appearance at FCBD).
The Fatsquad - Jetpack Press’ own Fatsquad, with the success of their first nationally distributed publication, will be at FCBD selling all their fat goods.
Severed Head Comics – Once again, New Hampshire proves it’s the place that up and coming comic creators get their start. Severed Head Comics Presents is a horror anthology by a group of New Hampshire comic creators.
JETPACK COMICS LLC
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
Sanford Greene signs on Friday, April 29 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Join us on April 29th as we welcome artist Sanford Greene to the store! Sanford has worked for Marvel, DC and Archie on titles such as Marvel Adventures Spider-man, Batman Strikes, Wonder Girl, and Sonic the Hedgehog. He is currently working on the upcoming Dark Horse Presents and a graphic novel 1,000 for MTV Comics! Sanford will also have an exclusive print available at the store!
Sanford is making a pit stop at the store on his way to the Boston Comic Con which is being held April 30th and May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center. Get all the details on the con at www.bostoncomiccon.com! We’ll be at the show so make sure to stop by and say hi!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH
Joe Sacco speaks on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 5pm
Where: Kemeny 008, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Sacco traveled to the Middle East for the first time in 1992 and came away from Israel and the occupied territories with the material that would make up his groundbreaking two-part comic book series Palestine. An accessible, thoughtful, and moving book of Middle East political journalism achieved through the innovative use of comics, Palestine won an American Book Award. Sacco’s first major follow-up to the book was titled Safe Area Gorazde and based upon Sacco’s recent travels to the war-torn region. It received major attention from the mainstream press, such as TIME magazine, The New York Times, and NPR.
Presented in collaboration with The Center for Cartoon Studies and the Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth College. Sponsored by the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation.
Granite State Comicon returns to the Radisson Center of New Hampshire on May 15th! Special guests include Tony Moore, Sean Murphy, and Zach Howard with many more to come! Be sure to come out to the most exciting one-day comic show in the northeast!
Special Guest: Tony Moore!
Tony Moore is a cosmic cowboy and comic creator from a small Kentucky town, where he was raised on a steady diet of fried game, cathode rays, and funnybooks. Moore’s notable illustration work launching The Walking Dead was nominated for two Eisner Awards (2004: Best New Series, and 2005: Best Cover Artist), and The Walking Dead has since become cable’s highest-rated drama, airing on AMC.
Moore went on to co-create the booze-fueled space western Fear Agent with Rick Remender at Dark Horse, and the creepy gonzo thriller The Exterminators with Simon Oliver at DC/Vertigo. His recent work includes wild runs on Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider and Punisher.
He spends his days shooting at things in the woods, and helping his wife chase their squealing baby daughter.
Special Guest: Sean Murphy!
Sean Murphy was born in Nashua, NH in the fall of 1980. He got interested in comics in grade school and spent many afternoons of his childhood drawing instead of making friends.
His formal education started in Salem, NH as an apprentice to Leslie Swank, local painter, cartoonist and WWII vet. After graduating Pinkerton Academy high school in 1999 he attended Massachusetts College of Art (Boston) and then the Savannah College of Art and Design. He started working professionally before graduating with titles like Star Wars and Noble Causes, then moved to Hollywood while working on various other projects for Dark Horse Comics. His career started gaining more steam when DC Comics offered him titles like Hellblazer, Batman/Scarecrow: Year One and Teen Titans. In 2005 he published his first original graphic novel called Off Road, which went on to win an American Library Association award for young adults. In 2009 he teamed with writer Grant Morrison for the critically acclaimed Joe the Barbarian for Vertigo Comics. In 2010 he will be teaming with writer Scott Snyder for an American Vampire mini-series.
Special Guest: Zach Howard!
Zach Howard may not look like anyone likes him, but the truth is: almost four people like Zach. First there’s his mom – she definitely likes him.
Then there’s Zach’s mailman – he always smiles when he sees Zach. (What more proof does one need?) The third person is Brett Butler, the comedienne. Zach is a big fan of hers and once at one of her shows Zach wouldn’t stop laughing. “I like this guy,” she said as she pointed generally in Zach’s direction. The whole crowd heard her. And last but not least is Zach’s dog, Zach Junior.
If you think there’s a chance you’d like Zach, please, please, please become a member of the Zach Howard Appreciation Society. Registration has been open since 1980, and if you’re the first to sign up you’ll receive a signed picture of Zach, delivered by Zach himself. Please be sure to have a meal waiting for him when he arrives. (He loves Dinty Moore!)
Currently you can find Zach living in Colorado, where he draws pictures of men in tights for Warner Brothers and Disney. Zach insists the woman living in his house is his wife, but no documentation has been provided to substantiate this claim.
More Announcements Coming Soon!
Adam Miller, Josh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!
The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.
As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.
The full details:
ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Special guests Charles Paul Wilson III and Mike DeVito from Th3rd World Studio’s Stuff of Legend help Double Midnight Comics celebrate their grand re-opening on Nov. 20th! Other confirmed artists joining them include: Jeremy McHugh, Joe Haley & TJ Dort, Mike Doherty, Scott Ambruson, Nicole Hansche, Don Higgins, and Blair Shedd!
Meet costumed characters from the Avengers of New Hampshire, Arkham’s Finest, and more!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
Alexis Frederick-Frost from the Center For Cartoon Studies hosts a FREE workshop based on the book Adventures in Cartooning! Alexis will also be signing copies of this book and the Adventures in Cartooning Activity book! This all goes dwn on Saturday November 13th.
Representatives from Anime Boston will be on hand for pre-registration!
The ladies from Human Sushi Cosplay will be hosting a Cosplay 101 session! Learn tips and tricks on how to make your own killer costumes!
You can also get some costuming tips from The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire. They have made a short film called Spilled Milk! The guys will be on hand as we screen the film along with our film Dark Journey and other short films!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103