Manhattan’s Metropolis Gallery will be opening its new show, “Greg Hildebrandt: A Retrospective,” on Friday, October 7, adding another item to every New York Comic Con attendees can’t-miss list.
This is the first retrospective for Hildebrandt, who with his late brother, Tim, is among the most revered fantasy and science fiction artists of the last fifty years. Not only will the show include some of their coveted Tolkien paintings that have never been shown before, the artist will attend the opening reception, to be held Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.
“I did not choose art. Art chose me,” says Hildebrandt. “This retrospective is about my never-ending passion for creating art. Creating, for me, is the exploration of other worlds both in and out of my imagination.”
This exhibit will showcase upwards of 50 paintings for viewing and sale, including some never before available. Hildebrandt’s work continues to rise in value, with key pieces selling for as much as $150,000 each.
“We’re honored to represent the very talented Greg Hildebrandt,” says Metropolis COO and curator Vincent Zurzolo. “From Lord of the Rings to Star Wars to Marvel and DC, Greg has painted it all.”
“The Brothers Hildebrandt” shot to international fame in the mid-1970s, when they illustrated a series of Lord of the Rings calendars. In 1977, LucasFilm hired them to create the movie poster for first Star Wars film. They went on to illustrate Marvel Comics and DC Comics, among other high-profile projects. Sadly, Tim passed away in 2006.
“One thing that makes Greg such an icon is that he continues to create remarkable art,” says Zurzolo. “In addition to classic Brothers Hildebrandt pieces, we’ll be showcasing works from his “American Beauties” pin-up series and “The Dark Side” series, which explores the darker nature of comic book heroes and villains.”
The exhibit will also feature a very popular new work, “Captain America v. Hitler,” which Hildebrandt created this year in honor of Captain America’s 75th anniversary.
New York Comic Con attendees are invited to the Friday night opening. Metropolis is a 10-minute walk from the Javits Center.
Gallery Opening will be Friday, October 7th from 6pm-10pm ET, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
After the opening, the gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
Khary Randolph and Emilio Lopez appear at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign MOSAIC #1 from Marvel Comics!
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Margaret Atwood appears at Barnes & Noble to sign her first comic book Angel Catbird, Volume 1 and her new novel Hag-Seed on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM.
Books will be available at the cash registers starting at 9am. This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be provided with the purchase of Hag-Seed. Wristband holders will be given priority for the signing. The line will being outside of the front entrance. Margaret will sign up to two books, including prior titles. Personalization is permitted, but no dedications. Memorabilia and posed photography are prohibited. Photographs will be allowed from the line.
About this author:
As one of the masters of speculative fiction, Margaret Atwood challenged prevailing narratives and imagined different worlds in her books. An author whose work is both critically and commercially popular, Attwood is perhaps best known for The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the MaddAddam trilogy, as well as other novels, short stories, poetry, and literary criticism.
Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Celebrate the launch of the upcoming graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play, by New York Times bestselling author Box Brown at Resobox on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 PM!
Widely recognized as one of the most popular video games ever made, Tetris has been played by a countless number of individuals. Yet far less are fully aware of its complex and fascinating backstory, the events that took place plus the people behind them, which would ultimately provide for everyone “the perfect video game.”
Tetris: The Games People Play, published by First Second Books, which previously released Box Brown’s critically acclaimed André the Giant: Life and Legend, will make its official debut at the New York Comic Con (October 6-9). Though RESOBOX is proud to present for those who cannot attend NYCC an opportunity to pick up a copy, courtesy of The Astoria Bookshop.
Box will also be our special guest, to discuss his new book, answer questions, and even sign copies. As for those who are attending NYCC, we are equally excited to provide a chance to unwind after a long day at the big show; RESOBOX will have a wide variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. Though what’s a party for a book on video games without video games themselves?
We will have Tetris of course, several different varieties, courtesy of Attract Mode. One will find the games people played back in the day, circa the golden age of the 8/16-bit home console era, presented in a manner that should hit close to home for those raised in Japan. And for if your childhood did not include the Famicom or Super Famicom, we’ll nevertheless take you back in time also.
ABOUT BOX BROWN:
Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning American cartoonist whose first work was the online comic Bellen!. He was the winner of a 2011 Xeric Grant for the comic Love is a Peculiar Type of Thing. In 2011, Brown started a Kickstarter fundraiser to create a new publisher called Retrofit Comics, with the goal of publishing 16 alternative comic books over 16 months. Since completing this goal, Retrofit Comics has continued to publish new comic books every month or two.
Brown created a full-length graphic novel about the professional wrestler André the Giant called André the Giant: Life and Legend, for First Second Books, published in May 2014. It debuted as ninth bestseller on the New York Times Bestseller List for Paperback Graphic Books and remained on the list for three weeks.
41-26 27th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) present:
Adult Comics Panel Friday October 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Jefferson Market Library.
FREE ticketed event – please register HERE
Author Panel from 7:00 – 8:00 PM; signing to follow.
Box Brown (Andre the Giant, Tetris)
Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Batman)
Marjorie Liu (Montress, Avengers: Confidential, Astonishing X-Men)
Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
Moderator: Joshua Rivera, NY Magazine
Jefferson Market Library
425 Ave of the Americas (at 10th Street), New York, New York 10011
Cartoonist Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) appears at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM to sign his new book Tek: The Modern Cave Boy!
From a beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient comes a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward … all the way to the times of prehistoric man!
Tek is a cave boy in love with tech. His tablet, video games, phone, and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family, and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world?
In addition to an imaginative and totally relatable story, ‘Tek’ also offers a distinctive design — including a tablet-shaped cover and a password “screen” — that’s sure to pique the interest of even the wariest young readers.
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St, New York, New York 10023
Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, Inside Out, The Office) appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday October 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM for a signing of the Why Not Me? paperback release! This will be a signing only. You must purchase Why Not Me? At B&N Tribeca the day of the event. You will receive a wristband upon receipt which will give you admittance to the signing. There will be no photo opportunity with the author or book personalization. Please call with any questions or concerns.
Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
DARK HORSE COMICS | NEW YORK COMIC CON 2016 | BOOTH #1636
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for most of our signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed; however, we may restrict the type or number of items to be signed as necessary.
Some signings require a wristband for entry, as noted on the schedule. Drawings for wristbands for these events will begin at show opening the day before and day of each signing. Come to the Dark Horse booth early for the best chance to join these events.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
We have two signing stages. One features art by Mike Mignola for Hellboy; the other showcases The Legend of Zelda with art from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. The location of each signing is indicated by the following abbreviations:
HB = Hellboy Signing Stage LZ = The Legend of Zelda Signing Stage
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please see Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ CREEPY: Dan Braun
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB HALO: TALES FROM SLIPSPACE: Frank O’Connor, Tyler Jeffers, Jon Goff, Marco Rudy, John Jackson Miller
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB TREE MAIL: Brian Smith
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ SEMIAUTOMAGIC, ARCHIE VS. PREDATOR, GRINDHOUSE, SMOKE/ASHES: Alex de Campi
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB MASS EFFECT: Mac Walters
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Hope Nicholson, Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: Megan Lavey-Heaton, Kristen Gudsnuk, Tini Howard
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Rebekah Isaacs
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ CRYPTOCRACY: Van Jensen
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ ALABASTER: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BIRD, SPACE-MULLET!, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB HELLBOY: INTO THE SILENT SEA: Gary Gianni
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ ABE SAPIEN: Max Fiumara
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB ALEISTER & ADOLF: Douglas Rushkoff
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. LZ THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB THE BATTLES OF BRIDGET LEE, NANJING: THE BURNING CITY: Ethan Young
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES: David Walker
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ APOCALYPTIGIRL: Andrew MacLean
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB FIGHT CLUB 2, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH, SIN TITULO: Cameron Stewart
FIGHT CLUB 2, KABUKI: David Mack
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB THE MASSIVE, THE MASSIVE: NINTH WAVE: Brian Wood, Garry Brown
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH, REBELS: Andrea Mutti
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB ASTRID, ALENA, THE COMPLETE LOVE HURTS: Kim W. Andersson
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ NEIL GAIMAN’S TROLL BRIDGE: Colleen Doran
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ HOUSE OF PENANCE, LIGHT BRIGADE, THE MIGHTY: Peter Tomasi
1:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE CURATOR’S COLLECTION: Frank Miller
*LIMIT ONE PRINT PER PERSON
*OTHER RESTRICTIONS APPLY—SEE STAFF FOR INFO
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. HB CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III: Larry Hama
3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m. LZ BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. HB THE FIFTH BEATLE: THE BRIAN EPSTEIN STORY: Vivek J. Tiwary
4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. LZ PROJECT TBA, LARA CROFT AND THE FROZEN OMEN, DEEP GRAVITY: Corinna Bechko
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. HB BRIGGS LAND, REBELS: Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti
ALIENS: DEFIANCE: Brian Wood, Tristan Jones
PROMETHEUS: LIFE AND DEATH: Andrea Mutti
5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. LZ PROJECT TBA: Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. HB SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Jose Pimienta
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. LZ CHIMICHANGA #1 NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Stephanie Buscema
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. HB HENCHGIRL: Kristen Gudsnuk
12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m. LZ TOMB RAIDER: Phillip Sevy
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. HB ITTY BITTY HELLBOY, AW YEAH COMICS!, GRIMMISS ISLAND: Art Baltazar, Franco
1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. LZ MYSTERY GIRL: Alberto J. Alburquerque
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. HB KINGSWAY WEST: Greg Pak
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. LZ TREE MAIL: Brian Smith
DARK HORSE PANEL SCHEDULE
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/View-All/# for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators and guidelines for attending panels.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DARK HORSE COMICS AND WARGAMING PRESENT: THE TRADITION OF MILITARY COMIC BOOKS PAST AND PRESENT (Room 1A21)
War stories have long been a tradition in comic books. From their birth during WWII to the late 1980s with military stories like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, they have continually evolved. War comics switched perspective to the men deep in the conflict in War Stories and the new series World of Tanks: Roll Out. Join the expert panel of war comic scribes Garth Ennis (World of Tanks: Roll Out), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), and Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City) to explore the war comics tradition.
4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m. ASIAN AMERICAN COMICS AND CULTURE (Room 1A05)
For years, Asian comics creators have been doing incredible work furthering the medium of sequential art. With Eisner Award–winning storytelling and phenomenal artistic expression, Asian-Pacific Americans have begun a movement within the comic business. Join Greg Pak (Kingsway West), Ethan Young (Nanjing: The Burning City), and Vivek Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story) for a fascinating conversation on embracing Asian culture in comics, moderated by YouTube personality Shyaporn Theerakulstit.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. DARK HORSE CLASSIFIED FEATURING AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (Room 1A18)
The can’t-miss Dark Horse panel of NYCC 2016! Join Dark Horse for the first word on Avatar news and announcements—and even a surprise or two!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS: LIVE (Room 1A24)
Join editor Hope Nicholson and an all-star lineup of female writers and illustrators, including Adrienne Kress, Fionna Adams, Kristen Gudsnuk, Meaghan Carter, Megan Lavey-Heaton, and Tini Howard, to discuss their Kickstarter sensation! The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a nonfiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by some of the most prominent women in the industry, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes as creators and industry insiders.
New York Public Library in partnership with First Second and New York Comic Con (NYCC) presents:
All-Ages Comic All-Stars
Parents and Kids join us on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM for comics activities in the library
Author Panel begins at 3pm, signing at 4pm
+ don’t miss our Kids cosplay parade from 4:00 – 5:00 PM!
John Patrick Green (Hippopotamister)
Nathan Hale (Alamo All-Stars, The Underground Abductor, The Donner Dinner Party)
Rebecca Mock (Compass South)
Carey Pietsch (Bee and Puppycat, Marceline Gone Adrift)
Moderator: Sean Carroll, Paste
53rd Street Library NYPL
18 W 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
The Best American Comics series launches its latest collection with this year’s guest editor: Roz Chast, beloved New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 PM. She’ll be joined by the series editor, comics sage and evangelist Bill Kartalopoulos, along with a panel of the artists behind her picks for the year’s best comics:
Liana Finck, author of “All the Paintings Here Agree”
Char Esme, author of “Blinky-Jinks Playhouse” and “Big Rudy’s Cowgirls Club” (with Lauren Poor)
Anne Emond, author of “The Swim” and “Today”
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805