CBLDF Announces Parties & Signings for NYCC 2015

cbldf_logoPress Release:

New York Comic-Con is just around the corner, and CBLDF is ready to welcome fans to NYC with the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and the CBLDF Liberty Annual Signing and Release Party!

First, join CBLDF at Forbidden Planet (832 Broadway, New York, New York) on Thursday, October 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., for the CBLDF Liberty Annual signing with Fred Van Lente, Sina Grace, Bob Fingerman, R Sikoryak, and other fantastic creators!

After the signing, we’ll wander mere blocks away to the Village Pourhouse (64 3rd Avenue, New York, New York) for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party and CBLDF Liberty Annual Release Party! Guaranteed to be one of the best parties at NYCC, the party begins at 8:00 p.m., and fans will have the chance to mingle with comics superstars!

The party is free to CBLDF members ($10 suggested donation for non-members) and features drink specials, door prizes, and gift bags for attendees. The first 30 people through the door after 8:00 p.m. with take home an exclusive t-shirt featuring artwork by Duncan Fegredo, courtesy of Threadless!

To RSVP for the CBLDF NYCC Welcome Party, visit the event page here.

On Friday, October 9, 8:00 p.m., don’t miss the Image Comics NYCC Afterparty at Bowlmor Times Square (222 West 44th St, New York, New York)! Mingle with special guests Adam McGovern, Alex de Campi, Amy Reeder, Antony Johnston, Ben Mackey, Bob Fingerman, Brandon Montclare, Brian Haberlin, Brian Joines, Brian Buccellato, Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Declan Shalvey, Ed Brisson, Edwin Huang, Frank Barbiere, Ilias Kyriazis, Ivan Brandon, Jason Shawn Alexander, Jay Faerber, Jim Mahfood, Joe Eisma, Joe Harris, Joseph Keatinge, Justin Jordan, Kieron Gillen, Kyle Higgins, Leila del Duca, Martin Morazzo, Matt Wilson, Michael Moreci, Nick Dragotta, Ryan Browne, Sean Lewis, Steve Orlando, Stuart Moore, Wes Craig, and more (list subject to change)! A portion of proceeds from this party benefits CBLDF. RSVP here.

While you’re at NYCC, don’t miss CBLDF at booth 1764, where we’ll have signed books, posters and prints, and apparel on hand for fans old and new! 

NYC – The Art of Peanuts Signing


Join The Strand on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM for a special evening celebrating the life and beloved work of Charles Schulz through Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, featuring author and all-star designer Chip Kidd and Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts daily comic strip.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NYC – Pre-NYCC 2015 Signing


Steve Orlando (Midnighter, VIRGIL, Batman & Robin Eternal), James Tynion IV (Hellblazer, Batman & Robin Eternal, The Woods), Tim Seeley (Grayson, Revival, Batman & Robin Eternal, Hack/Slash), Frank J. Barbiere (Howling Commandos of Shield, Five Ghosts, Broken World), Genevieve Valentine (Catwoman, Batman & Robin Eternal, AV Club, NY Times), and Matthew Rosenberg (Quake, We Can Never Go Home) appear at JHU Comic Books on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! Meet them before New York Comic Con and beat the crowds!

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Dark Horse Comics Announces Panel Schedule for NYCC 2015


Press Release:

Come and check out the Dark Horse booth, #1636, at NYCC 2015! Here’s the full list of amazing Dark Horse Panels!

Be sure to check out the full NYCC panel schedule here for a complete list of panels including other incredible Dark Horse Comics creators!


Title: Dark Horse Creators: Crafting The Original Story    

Description: Dark Horse’s creator-driven original series are full steam ahead with the industry’s top talent! Moderated by Dark Horse Comics publicist Steve Sunu, Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Donny Cates and Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks), Christopher Golden (Joe Golem), and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) discuss developing their original stories, and what’s coming next from Dark Horse’s prolific creators.  

Date:  October 8, 2015  

Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM            

Location: Room 1A18     


Title: Dark Horse: CLASSIFIED!   

Description: The can’t-miss Dark Horse Panel of NYCC 2015! Join Dark Horse creators Brian Wood, Matt Kindt and surprise guests along with Dark Horse Comics publicist Steve Sunu for the first word on new series and announcements, including creator-driven original series and all-new TOP SECRET projects!              

Date:  October 9, 2015  

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         

Location: Room 1A21     


Title: Spotlight on Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá: Different is Cool 

Description: Eisner Award winners, Brazilian Wonder Twins Gabriel Bá (Daytripper, Umbrella Academy) and Fábio Moon (Daytripper, Casanova) have returned for a new collaborative original graphic novel with Two Brothers from Dark Horse Comics. Join them as they share their experiences, both inside and outside the US comics market, and invite young creators and readers to a discussion about career choices, foreign languages, exotic places and how the best way to make it big might not be by doing what everyone wants, but by doing what only you can do.   

Date:  October 10, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM         

Location: Room 1A18     


Title: Dark Horse All-Ages: Comics Are For Everyone!

Description:  Celebrate all-ages comics with Dark Horse creators Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy, Aw Yeah! Comics), Kevin Panetta, (Zodiac Starforce), and Matt Kindt (Poppy and the Lost Lagoon) as they discuss the glory of all-ages comics, and what readers of any age will be talking about going into 2016.

Date: 10/10/2015

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: 1C02

Splash Page Comic Art Brings Artists to NYCC 2015


Press Release:

Splash Page Comic Art will be setup at New York Comic Con on October 8th – 11th in our regular spot at booths 2405.

This year we will have artists Goran Sudzuka, Dalibor Talajic, Sebastian Fiumara, and Max Fiumara at the booth signing books and selling original art.  Goran & Dalibor will each be offering a FREE sketched on blank comic for a $400+ original art purchase of their work.  Sebastian & Max will also each offer either a 9 X 12″ sketch or blank comic for any $400+ original art purchase of each of their work.  Buy $400 of art from Goran & get one of his sketches for free, $400 of Dalibor’s and get one of his for free etc.

Goran and Dalibor will be sketching throughout the show.  Max & Sebastian will NOT be doing any sketching other than the Art Promotion pieces.

GORAN is taking pre-signups for NYCC NOW.  Here is Goran’s price list:

Blank covers and A4 drawings
Bust  $50
Full figure $80
Each additional character  $40
Simple background  $20
More elaborate background (e.g. city panorama, etc.)  $40

A3 drawings
Preliminary sketch  $30
Full figure  $120
Each additional character  $80
Simple background   $30
More elaborate background (e.g. city panorama, etc.)  $80

Here is a link to examples of some of the commissions that Goran has been turning out recently:

Feel free to email Mark Hay to setup a commission for Goran or Dalibor or to arrange for me to bring specific art you would like to purchase at NY.

McFarlane Toys Brings Brick Toys & more to NYCC 2015

00mcfarlane-NYCC15Press Release:

Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys are planning their trip to the Big Apple for New York Comic Con 2015! Last year, McFarlane Toys debuted their AMC’s The Walking Dead construction sets and this year, for the first time, McFarlane Toys is showing off their HBO’s Game of Thrones Construction Sets slated to hit stores this November!

Visit the McFarlane Toys booth #1526 for a chance to meet Todd McFarlane and see the latest construction sets, action figures and statues from brands including: AMC’s The Walking Dead, HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead Comic, Halo, Assassin’s Creed and more.

Here’s an overview of McFarlane’s schedule at NYCC:

PANEL: Toddfather Talks Toys, Comics, Spawn and Insight to Being an Independent Creator

  • Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
    Time: 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Location: Room 1A06

This is a can’t-miss panel featuring the man, Todd McFarlane! The toy company giant gives a sneak peek at McFarlane Toys’ upcoming AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s Game of Thrones construction sets. Todd also talks exciting Spawn and Savior news that will make any comic fan eager for new issues! A Todd McFarlane panel wouldn’t be complete without words of wisdom on persevering and obtaining your dream job.

SIGNING: Todd McFarlane VIP Signing

  • Date: Friday, October 9, 2015
    Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
    Location: VIP Lounge in the 4th floor Galleria

If you’re a VIP ticket holder, this is for you… Bring your two favorite Todd McFarlane items for a free autograph!

PANEL: Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel

  • Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Time: 4 PM – 5 PM
    Location: 1B03

Already a legend for his creation of The Spirit in 1940, Will Eisner – with the 1978 publication of his A Contract With God – would be instrumental in popularizing the graphic novel format, changing the world of comics forever. Join us and find out how and why Eisner did it, with moderator Paul Levitz (author of the upcoming Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel) and Panelists Todd McFarlane (Spawn Creator & Image Comics President), Raina Telgemeier (Smile), Dennis O’Neil (Batman) and Denis Kitchen (The Best of Comix Book).

NYCC BUILD OFF: In-Booth Construction Set Challenge

McFarlane Toys is challenging New York Comic Con fans to a construction challenge featuring our McFarlane Construction Sets.  Fans can test their construction skills as we pit them against one another in a no-holds barred construction throw-down! The contest is free and open to all NYCC attendee badge holders and will be held in McFarlane Toys booth (1526) Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10th.

Can’t make it to NYCC? Upload a photo of your McFarlane Construction Sets to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #McFarlaneBuilds for a chance to win a McFarlane Construction Set prize package!


Stop by the McFarlane Toys booth #1526 for several different chances to win some awesome prizes!

  • Win McFarlane Toys for a Year: Sign up for the McFarlane Toys newsletter on an iPad in our booth to be entered in our ‘Win McFarlane Toys for a Year’ sweepstakes. Not going to NYCC? Don’t worry… You can enter the contest by clicking here.
  • Daily Lanyard Pin Giveaways: Each day of NYCC, we’ll be giving away NYCC EXCLUSIVE lanyard pins. Limited quantities available.
  • Daily Blind Bag Giveaways: Be one of the first to our booth (#1526) to grab a blind bag from AMC’s The Walking Dead. Check the front and back of your blind bag for a neon sticker, because you could be an INSTANT winner winning comics, action figures or construction sets. Limited quantities available.


More Todd McFarlane autograph sessions times to be announced! Check back here and on Todd’s Twitter for more details!


Stop by the McFarlane Toys booth for life-size photo opportunities from AMC’s The Walking Dead hit TV series.  Upload a photo of you in our booth to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #McFarlaneBuilds for a chance to win a McFarlane Construction Set prize package!

NYC – Assassin’s Creed #1 Signing


Writer Anthony Del Col (Kill Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini) appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign Assassin’s Creed #1!

*Purchase of Assassin’s Creed #1 required to participate in signing event.

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – Gotham Star Signs


Actor David Mazouz, Bruce Wayne on GOTHAM, appears at Royal Collectibles for a signing on Sunday September 27, 2015 from noon till 2:00 PM! Please contact the store for further details.

Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

NYC – Axcend/BOY-1 Launch Signings


Shane Davis, H.S. Tak, and Amancay Nahuelpan sign at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:00pm!

Press Release:

JHU Comic Books is proud to present a signing of EPIC proportions!

On the eve of NYCC 2015 comes a fantastic showing of pure comic book talent, featuring fan-favorite veterans and bright, young new stars, alike!

Superstar Writer/Artist, Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One, Superman/Batman) debuts his creator owned Image Comics series with Axcend #1! A sci-fi/thriller, with no filler, this first issue will be packed to the gills with content and NO ads! Video games come to life and you get to witness it unfold!

Joining Shane will be the writer and artist of IDW’s BOY-1! Talented newcomer, H.S. Tak gets his comic book debut rolling, with art duties by Amancay Nahuelpan (Young Terrorists), coming in all the way from Chile! This trippy tale of sci-fi espionage is off to a great start and the first 2 issues will be available at the signing!

You don’t want to miss these three fantastic creators as we celebrate the launch of these two beautiful new titles!

*Purchase of Axcend #1 or BOY-1 #1 or #2 required to participate in signing event.

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32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

NYC – Emily Kinney Signing


Emily Kinney (Beth Greene on The Walking Dead) signs her new CD, This Is War, at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Friday October 2, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Special Instructions
Must provide proof of purchase from a Barnes & Noble location or BN.com to receive a wristband. Emily will personalize with a name only, she will pose for photos, and she will sign one additional piece of memorabilia with purchase of the new CD.

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

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