NYC – JL8 Signing

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Cartoonist Yale Stewartwriter and illustrator of the webcomic JL8, appears at Vinyl Fantasy on Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm!

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Vinyl Fantasy
194 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

NYC – Forbidden Planet Mega-Signing

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PAUL POPE, DEAN HASPIEL, NICK BERTOZZI, CHRIS MISKIEWICZ, and *just added* BOB FINGERMAN all four of whom will be celebrating the release of new comics, graphic novels, and/or editions of their iconic work, appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm!

Purchase of Escapo from Forbidden Planet NYC is mandatory to attend the Paul Pope side of our event. Your receipt, and a voucher we will attach to it at checkout, will be your ticket to Paul’s line. We anticipate a large turnout for him, and are limiting additional autographs ONE ITEM per attendee to keep things moving. Please do not bring more than that.

**If you will be here to see Dean, Nick and/or Chris we also encourage purchase of their books (and will have plenty of ‘em… they’re well worth it), but there will be no limit to additional autographs.

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

NYC – Get Over It Signing

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Corinne Mucha signs at Bergen Street Comics on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm! They’ll be celebrating the release of the latest graphic novel from local Brooklyn publisher Secret Acres! Get Over It! is Corinne Mucha’s first new book for adults in six years. It’s a hilarious tale about a subject every decent person can relate to: getting BURNED BY LOVE. Corinne will be in attendance, signing books and giving high fives!

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

NYC – Outcast #1 Signing

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Artist Paul Azaceta appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, June 26th for a signing of Outcast #1, the highly anticipated new series from Robert Kirkman!

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

NYC – Icons of Animation Exhibit

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Press Release:

The Society of Illustrators celebrates the work of four iconic illustrators- Peter de Sève, William Joyce, Carlos Nine, and Bill Plympton – with an exhibit featuring the original illustrations from numerous movies and shorts.

film screening and panel will take place on Thursday, June 5th at the Academy Theater at Lighthouse Guild, and an Opening Reception will take place on Friday, June 6th at. 6:30 pm

 

About the Artists

Peter de Sève:
Peter de Sève’s illustration and character designs are known throughout the world. His work spans three decades and various media, including magazines, books, print and televised advertising, animated feature films and magazines. Best recognized for his many New Yorker covers and his character designs for the three blockbuster Ice Age movies (“Scrat” is now an international icon), de Sève has also contributed to such films as Mulan, A Bug’s Life, Tarzan, and Finding Nemo.

His many distinctions include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, a Clio Award for a Nike television commercial, a Spectrum Annual of Fantastic Art gold medal, a Soleil d’Or award from the Festival BD Sollies-Ville in France, and a Visual Effects Society Award nomination for outstanding animated character design for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.

Peter was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Design for his work on Sesame Street’s Abby Cadabby’s Flying Fairy School. He has received three Annie Award nominations for Character Design in a Feature Production, the most recent for his work on Arthur Christmas.

Peter lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Randall (with whom he recently collaborated on his first children’s book, The Duchess of Whimsy) and their two daughters, Paulina and Fia.

William Joyce:
William Joyce has achieved world-wide recognition as an author, illustrator and pioneer in the digital and animation industry.

In February 2012, he won an Academy Award for The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, an animated short film about the curative powers of story. In the past two years, he has also written seven hard copy Simon & Schuster children’s books including The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Guardians of Childhood book series: The Man in the Moon, The Sandman: Story of Sanderson Mansnoozie, Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core! And Toothania: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies.

Named by Newsweek magazine as “One of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium”, William has been heavily involved in the world of digital animation from its full-scale inception at Pixar Animation. His projects have been produced by nearly every major film studio including Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation. His feature films include Rise of the Guardians, Robots and Meet the Robinsons and his television series George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie for which he won three Emmy Awards.

Additionally, he is the writer, producer, and production designer on the Blue Sky Studios feature film, Epic, inspired by his book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs.

Carlos Nine:
Carlos Nine is a renowned illustrator, comics author, painter, sculptor, animation film writer, and author of several books. His works have been published in Argentina, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, U.S.A., Brazil, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

He was awarded awarded on several occasions the Silver Clio in Illustration (Clio Awards, New York, 1993), the Caran D’Ache award for best illustrator (Rome, Italy, 1995), the Prix de l’Ecole Supérieure de l’image (France, 2001) and the First Prize at the Angoulême Festival (France, 2001). He has published books and held exhibitions in numerous countries. He has been invited to give seminars, workshops, and courses in his country and in France.

He has also worked for several magazines and journals, including Le Monde (Paris), The New Yorker (USA), Noticas, Humor, and the newspapers La Nación and Clarín.

Bill Plympton
Mr. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.

In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d’Or; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics’ Week.

After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike’s, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he’s made 10 feature films. 7 of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, and Cheatin’, are all animated features.

Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

ChaseCon Expo (April 2015)

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Convention Name
ChaseCon Expo
Convention Website Address
http://chasecon.org
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/25/2015
About This Convention
ChaseCon Expo was founded in 2014 by Samuel J. Chase. It’ll be known as an Upstate, NY Comic Con, featuring not just comic book dealers, but artists, vendors of all kinds and guest stars! Instead of having to go all over the United States to find a good convention, just come to ChaseCon Expo, it’s all you need. Also we keep the admission low so people can enjoy and spend their money more on what they want, instead of letting the Con decide where it goes. The goal is to have fun and enjoy life. It’s first event will be held on 4/25/15 at the Saratoga City Center in Saratoga, NY.
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga City Center
522 Broadway
saratoga Springs, New York 12828
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
111
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Erica Schroeder, Mark McKenna, Victor L. Castro, Michael Oppenheimer

Midtown Comics Hosts Special Edition: NYC Kick-Off Event

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Press Release:

Midtown Comics is proud to host a Cosplay kickoff event for Special Edition: NYC tickets this Wednesday, May 28th at our Midtown Comics Times Square Location! Read on for more details below:

  • Our Special Edition: NYC Event will take place Wednesday, May 28th.
  • 11:30 to 2:00PM outside the Midtown Comics Times Square store
  • There will be a raffle for a pair of NYCC 4 Day tickets and a pair of VIP Special Edition tickets. Every person that is present will be entered.
  • Cosplay Contest for 2 VIP tickets to Special Edition: NYC
  • Giveaways – comics, NYCC merch, SENYC Posters!
  • Raindate: Thursday, May 29th.

We hope you can make it out to this fun event. Cosplayers, come dressed as your favorite superhero for even more prizes and photo opportunities!

special-edition-nycSpecial Edition: NYC:

Special Edition: NYC is presented by ReedPop, the folks behind New York Comic Con! Special Edition is a pure celebration of comic book culture created specifically for die-hard comic book fans, creators and publishers! It’s a smaller, comics-only convention that will take place at the Javits Center in NYC on Saturday June 15, and Sunday June 16. Tickets are available at Midtown Comics right now, in-store only at our three NYC locations.  Tickets are available for single days only, Saturday and Sunday, $30.00 each, $5.00 for kids 6-12.

NYC – Seth Kushner Benefit Signing

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Dean Haspiel, Christa Cassano, Josh Neufeld and Hang Dai Studios appear at JHU Comic Books on  Wednesday, May 28th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Our great friends over at Hang Dai Studios will be joining us for a fantastic signing event with Dean Haspiel (The Fox, American Splendor), Christa Cassano (The Giant Effect) and Josh Neufeld (The Vagabonds).

Along with celebrating Dean Haspiel’s art in FF #5, which hits the same day, it is also World Blood Cancer Day. Seth Kushner (SCHMUCK, Leaping Tall Buildings), a great comic writer, photographer and artist, and friend of Dean and us at JHU, has been diagnosed with Leukemia. As he awaits a marrow donor, we thought it would be a perfect time to host a bone marrow drive.

Delete Blood Cancer is going to be here, swabbing and informing folks on how being a donor works. (More on that below!) Even if we don’t find a match for Seth at our event, there are millions of others that could use your help and you as their match!

Come out, get some comics, meet some great people and help out in the name of one of our great, talented friends!
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
We want to make sure that helping a patient get healthy won’t impact your health. Please review the following list of conditions. If you’re not sure about a condition, feel free to call us: 212-209-6700.

You are eligible to register if you are:
between the ages of 18 and 55
in general good health
at least 4’10” and 110 lbs
below the max weight listed for your height on the chart at the link…

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You are not eligible if you have:
HIV
Hepatitis B or C
Kidney or liver disease
Chronic or severe neck or back problems
Epileptic or other seizure within past year
Diabetes that requires medication
Sleep apnea, breathing problems or severe asthma (daily inhalers are acceptable)
Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia

Or a history of:
heart disease/surgery
strokes, including TIA
blood clotting or bleeding disorders
cancer, with the exclusion of melanoma, breast, bladder, cervical (stage O, in situ) and cured localized skin cancers such as basal cell or squamous cell

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

NYC – Scam Signing

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Joe Mulvey, Amy Chu, Ben McCool, Rich Douek, and Deron Bennett sign at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday May 28th at 6:00 pm!

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

NYC – Hi Koo Launch Party

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Caldecott Honor author/artist JON J. MUTH appears at Books of Wonder on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM to share his latest masterpiece Hi, Koo!

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

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