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  • NYC – Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Signing

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    Dav Pilkey and Dan Santat appear at the Staten Island Barnes & Noble on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM to sign copies of their newest book. Colored wristbands will be given with the purchase of each copy of Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn. Please bring your wristband and Barnes & Noble receipt with you to the signing.

    Barnes & Noble
    2245 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
    718-982-6983

    Big Apple Con Celebrates 20th Anniversary with March 2015 Show

    Press Release:

    COME CELEBRATE THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF…MIKE CARBO’S BIG APPLE CON

    Comic Books, Celebs, Cosplay & more…

    Saturday, March 7th 10am~6pm Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC

    Big Apple Con logoIn celebration of its 20th ANNIVERSARY, MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running comic book/sci-fi/fantasy/horror/Cosplay convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 from 10am to 6pmThis amazing explosion of pop-culture will bring together top comics creators, celebrities, pro wrestlers, dealers, panel discussions, a costume contest & more in one incredible day! There will be hundreds of tables of comics, toys, posters, videos, original art, t-shirts & other collectibles, with everything from the world’s rarest comics as well as the newest and coolest books for sale!

    BIG APPLE CON proudly hosts a full “Artists Alley” of comic book, animation, and trading card creators, illustrators & writers, including: Rich Buckler (Deathlok, Fantastic Four), James O’Barr (The Crow), Mark Bode (Cobalt 60, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk, Wolverine), Ramona Fradon (Super Friends, Aquaman), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Bucky O’Hare), Basil Gogos (Famous Monsters of Filmland), Bill Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock), Bob Rozakis (‘Mazing Man, Joker’s Daughter), Bill Plympton (the “King of Indie Animation”), Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy, ThunderCats), Tom DeFalco (Thor, Spider-Girl),  Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man, Daredevil),  Jim Salicrup (Avengers, Papercutz), Sean Chen (Iron Man, Valiant Comics), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Green Lantern), Rodney Ramos (Punisher War Journal, Transmetropolitan), and Brian Kong (Upper Deck, MLB, NBA, NFL).

    The headlining media celebrity guests include: Pro Wrestlers “Rowdy” Roddy PiperJake “The Snake” Roberts, and Brimstone, Power Rangers Jason David Frank and Steve Cardenas, The Walking Dead’s Chris Harrelson, Moses Moseley and Theshay WestParis Themmen (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Star Trek: Voyager), GinaMarie Zimmerman (Big Brother), Johnny Brennan (Jerky Boys, Family Guy), John Altamura (Toxic Avenger 2 & 3), and Mike Zapic, Ming Chen Robert Bruce from AMC’s Comic Book Men.

     Captain Zorikh’s Costume Contest will once again bring the most amazing costumers and Cosplayers together for a fast-paced, exciting show of creative excellence!

    DATE: Saturday, March 7th ~ 10am -6pm

    PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St.

    TICKETS: $20 (adult) $10 (child) At the Door: $20/$10

    TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.nycbm.com

    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/bigappleconvention

    NYC – Abby Denson/Tim Fish Signing

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    Abby Denson and Tim Fish appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday March 18, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! *Just added: Amy Chu and Ben McCool*

    Press Release:

    JHU is proud to present a great signing event with the awesome talents that are Abby Denson and Tim Fish!

    Lulu Award-winner Abby Denson has scripted for The Amazing Spider-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 Tooth is an online tour of New York’s best bakeries, pastry shops, and cafes, and now she has set her sights on Japan with “Cool Japan Guide!”

    Tim Fish (X-Men: Nation X, Cavalcade of Boys, Something Fishy This Way Comes) brings his talents to the Vertigo anthology that resurrects the classic DC Comics tales of weird, horrific, funny and sexy sports stories for the modern age! He has produced material for Poison Press, Edge Boston, Popimage, H&O Éditions, and Marvel Comics. Tim’s work includes the critically acclaimed romance series Cavalcade of Boys, the graphic novel Strugglers, and the mini-comics anthology Something Fishy This Way Comes.

    You don’t want to miss meeting these great creators at our fantastic signing!

    *Purchase of Strange Sports Stories #1 or Cool Japan Guide required to participate in signing event.

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    JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
    32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
    (212) 268-7088

    NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

    chrononautsMeet artist/writer Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) at the Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm for an event to commemorate the launch of his new series written by superstar writer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Kick-Ass), Chrononauts! Sean will also talk about his awesome apprenticeship project launched on Kickstarter in which he enlisted six art students to apprentice their work and help create Cafe Racer! As a bonus, a FREE GIVEAWAY will be included at the event where you can also purchase prints of Sean’s original artwork and get them signed during the event!

    Chrononauts #1: From MARK MILLAR and SEAN GORDON MURPHY comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

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

    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

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    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

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