NYC – Mythic Adventures Event

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Join GEORGE O’CONNOR and MICHAEL NORTHROP as they return to Books of Wonder on Saturday, February 28th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM for their latest works of fiction! New York Times Bestselling Author GEORGE O’CONNOR presents Ares, the seventh book in the Olympians graphic novels series; and MICHAEL NORTHROP shares his latest novel, Book of the Dead (TombQuest #1), based on Egyptian Mythology. You won’t want to miss these marvelously mysterious mythological reads!

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
(212) 989-3270

NYC – The Duet of Animation and Technology: An Evening with Glen Keane

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Animator Glen Keane screens his latest short animated film at the Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

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The stunning new short film Duet is the latest work by legendary animator Glen Keane. In his 38 years at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Keane created and animated such legendary characters as Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, the Beast from Beauty and the Beast and Tarzan. Keane left Disney in 2012 to start his own production company and glen_keane_image_01pursue projects that use new technology to expand the art form. Duet tells the story of Mia and Tosh, and how their lives weave together. The unique, interactive nature of the story allows the viewer to seamlessly follow the journey of Mia and Tosh from birth to adulthood. Based on the movement of their devices, users can choose to follow one of three characters, uncovering new environments and exploring alternative storylines. In a unique and illuminating presentation, Keane will show Duet and then do a live demonstration of his creative process, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the technology used to create this unprecedented work. This is a rare chance for aspiring animators and fans to see and learn from a true legend in the field. Recommended for ages 12+

Tickets: $15 ($9 members at Film Lover, Dual, and Family levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Order tickets online.

Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue Astoria, NY 11106
718-784-0077

NYC – Valiant Day

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Join Comic Book Jones on Wednesday February 4th at 5:00 PM when representatives from Valiant will be at the shop giving away posters and other prizes. They will also have the Valiant Car here for our customers to see. Feel free to take pictures.

In honor of this event, comic writer Fred Van Lente will be returning signing Ivar, Timewalker #1 and issues of Archer & Armstrong as well as Delinquents from Valiant. Definitely books we all recommend. Hope to see you at the shop to show your support for Valiant!

RSVP on Facebook!

Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

NY – The Dying and the Dead #1 Signing

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Penciler Ryan Bodenheim and colorist Mike Garland will sign copies of the first issue of “The Dying and the Dead” from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Heroes Comic Shop on Saturday January 31, 2015!

RSVP on Facebook!

Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop
130 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 737 1347

NYC – Here’s Hank Signing

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Legendary actor and director Henry Winkler is joined by partner Lin Oliver to present Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards, the very funny fourth installment of the ‘Here’s Hank’ series on Sunday February 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM. This event will be wristbanded; please call the store for more details.

Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
212-369-2180

NYC – Agent Mulder Signs

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David Duchovny (Californication, X-Files) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Holy Cow on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

NYC – DISEÑO Comics Panel & Workshop

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Join El Museo Del Barrio for a conversation with artists and designers about comic books and superheroes as vehicles for the exploration of identity on Wednesday January 21, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Panelists include Phil Jimenez (Marvel Comics), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Wepa Woman) and Ivan Velez, Jr. (Tales of the Closet). The discussion will be moderated by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and author of Latino U.S.A.: A Cartoon History. RSVP at the link…

Marvel Comics artist Phil Jimenez will also appear on Thursday January 22, 2015 for a FREE portfolio review and drawing tutorial. Gain insight into your work and practice your technique with the guidance of an expert. Participants should bring work for review, and any special materials they may wish to use. Paper, pencils, pens and charcoal will all be provided. Click here to RSVP…

DISEÑO is a partnership between Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and El Museo del Barrio.

This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave New York, NY 10029

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Reilly Brown

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The Art Students League of NY will be hosting their first Dare2Draw, on Thursday, January 29th, at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery!

The Art Students League has a deep and rich history of providing a place for some of America’s top comic book artists, to develop their skills. The Dare2Draw Program will be part of the long tradition of the League, of providing an oasis for all artists to follow and develop their passion.

Here are some of the comic book greats that have attended the Art Students League of NY, to name just a few… Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Jack Davis, Irwin Hasen, Gene Colan, Roy G. Krenkel, Al Feldstein, Bob Kane, Lou Fine, Carmine Infantino, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Tom Palmer, Arthur Suydam, Mark Texeira and Josef Rubinstein.

Come Dare2Draw with Special Mentoring Guest Artist: Reilly Brown! (The new DC “Lobo”, “Deadpool” and his groundbreaking, creator-owned “Power Play”)
Hosted by our good friend and mentor: Simon Fraser! (The new “Dr. Who”, “Judge Dredd” and “Nikolai Dante”)

Reilly Brown will be talking to us about his trailblazing into the new frontier of creator-owned digital comics, and sharing about his experiences working for Marvel and DC Comics, as well as sharing some art tips with us.

Also, joining us to celebrate this first Dare2Draw at ASL will be journalist, writer, editor and filmmaker Annie Nocenti and comic book artist and illustrator, Josh Adams!​

Tickets available at the link.

​The ​Art Students League of NY
215 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019

NYC – All About Comics with Scott McCloud

scottmcclodScott McCloud appears at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm!

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Universally acclaimed by everyone from Garry Trudeau to Matt Groening as completely brilliant, Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, a comic book about comics, makes the case for comics as a valid literary form (as more than pulp and kids’ stuff).

Join him for an exhilarating trip through the inner workings of comics—what they are, how they work and what they could be—and hear about his newest book, The Sculptor, a graphic novel.

There will be a selling of Scott McCloud’s new book, The Sculptor, following the event.

Get tickets at the link!

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

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