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  • NYC – Cool Japan Guide Signing

    densonCartoonist Abby Denson appears at the Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Traveling to Japan has never been so much fun – visit the land of anime, manga, cosplay, hot springs and sushi!

    This full-color graphic novel guidebook is the first of it’s kind exploring Japanese culture from a cartoonist’s perspective. Cool Japan Guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy/urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto and introduces you to: the exciting world of Japanese food – from bento to sushi and everything in between. Whether you’re ready to hop a plane and travel to Japan tomorrow, or interested in Japanese pop culture, this fun and colorful travelogue by noted comic book artist and food blogger Abby Denson, husband Matt, friend Yuuko, and sidekick, Kitty Sweet Tooth, will present Japan in a unique and fascinating way.

    Lulu Award-winner Abby Denson has scripted for The Amazing Sprider-man, The Powerpuff Girls and other comics. Her graphic novel Dolltopia won a Bronze International Manga Award and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. Her popular blog The City Sweet Tooh is an online tour of New York’s best bakeries, pastry shops, and cafes. You can view her work at abbycomix.com and citysweettooth.com.

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    Kinokuniya
    1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
    212-869-1700

    NYC – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Signing

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    Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat sign at Books of Wonder on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm!

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

    NYC – Revenger/The Weight Launch Party

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    Chuck Forsman and Melissa Mendes appears at Bergen Street Comics on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm to sign their new graphic novels REVENGER and THE WEIGHT!

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    Bergen Street Comics
    470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 230-5600

    NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

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    Artist Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm for a signing of Chrononauts #1!

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    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

    NYC – Thief of Thieves Artist Speaks

    thievesPress Release:

    The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce that acclaimed comics and graphic novel artist SHAWN MARTINBROUGH will speak on Thursday, February 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM about his career, his influences, and his noir-influenced approach to storytelling as part of SI’s celebration of Black History Month. Martinbrough will be joined in conversation by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, longtime editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics line. Learn more…

    Admission:
    $15 Non-members
    $10 Members
    $7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)

    Get tickets at the link!

    ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
    For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights” animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, “GOTHAM.” Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include “Luke Cage Noir,” “Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive,” and a “Captain America” graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

    Shawn is currently illustrating “Thief of Thieves,” the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, “The Walking Dead.” “Thief of Thieves” is in development for a live action television series.

    Martinbrough is also the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,” published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.

    A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com

    ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
    A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. His books include Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.

    Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

    NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Carl Potts

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    Artist Carl Potts appears at the Art Students League on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm for Dare2Draw! Hosted By Simon Fraser and Mina Sanwald. Get tickets at the link!

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

    Albany Comic Con (June 2015)

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    Convention Name
    Albany Comic Con
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.albanycomicbookshow.com
    This convention will take place:
    • for one day only.
    Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    06/07/2015
    About This Convention
    The Albany Comic Con is the premiere comic book, and collectibles show in the Capital district of upstate New York. Now in it’s 7th year, and growing every year. The show features comic books for collectors of all ages.The areas best dealers, and professionals all come together to make the show a full blown convention, but with the intimacy you can’t find at the larger national conventions. We promote two shows a year, one in the Spring, close to FCBD. the other in the fall, close to Halloween. It’s the shows mission to continue to grow the comics medium. Expand audience awareness of comic books, and the fun and excitement they provide.
    Venue Name and Address
    Holiday Inn
    205 Wolf Rd.
    Albany, New York 12205
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    150
    Projected Attendance
    1200
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories
    • Anime
    • Gaming
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    • Collectibles
    Guests
    Joe Sinnott, Joe Staton, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Fred Hembeck, Mike Raicht, Mark McKenna, Matthew Dow Smith, and many more.

    Albany

    NYC – Massive Signing

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    Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd appear at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    Spreading the message of big, burly, and cuddly gay erotic manga isn’t an easy job, but someone has to do it. Continuing their holy pilgrimage to bring Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It to the world is editor Anne Ishii, known for her previous work on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga, and designer extraordinaire, Chip Kidd. For this stretch of their gospel, they’re heading to one of the most wonderful bookstores in the world, Kinokuniya.

    If you’ve never been to one of their US or international locations, get ready to find everything from magazines, to art supplies, manga, stuffed animals, imported books, and dreams coming true. Such an iconic place is the perfect location for a night of massive fun on February 25th, at 6 PM. Bring your money to buy a fresh new copy, or haul in your already well worn and broken in one for a signing by the amazing team.

    This book has proven to be a critical and fan favorite, as you intimately get to know some of the most iconic creators of the transformative gay erotic manga genre. Candid interviews, photographs, and of course their comics, make this anthology a must have for any fans of art, art history, or if you’re just curious about what this world is all about.

    Kinokuniya
    1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
    212-869-1700

    NYC – Judas: The Last Days Signing

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    W. Maxwell Prince appears at Bergen Street Comics on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm to sign Judas: The Last Days!

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    Bergen Street Comics
    470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
    (718) 230-5600

    NYC – Cafe Racer Signing

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    Sean Murphy, Katana Collins, and Klaus Janson appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign CAFE RACER!

    Forbidden Planet
    832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
    212-473-1576

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