NY – Comics Etc. Signing

Press Release:

Comics Etc hosts a local comic artist show in their back room on Saturday, March 12, 2016  from noon until 5:00 pm. Local comic artists will be present to do sketches for a fee, take commissions, sign their work and sell their art and comics. The following local artists will be taking part.

Karl Slominski: Ashes: A Firefighter’s Tale

Jason Yungbluth: Weapon Brown, Deep Fried, Peek

Liz Pritchard: PaperBag

Nigel Carrington: Ant Hill, The Guardians

James Clukey: Armageddon Armadillo

Eugene Commodore: Sketch Card Artist for Marvel cards

Caitlin Yarsky:  Illustration, Concept Art, Comics, Nickelodeon, Disney, Game designer

Jake Adams & Steve Arenius: The Panoptic Press specializes in original and creator-owned comics as well as handmade, limited run print and toys, collecting our very best comics work in our flagship anthology series, Panoptic Presents.

Sal Otero: Until We Sleep, TMNT #34 Variant cover, Ant Hill #13 (cover variant)

Come and meet the artists without the huge FCBD crowds in the way. Support local art. Be here March 12!

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Comics Etc
1115 E Main St, Rochester, New York 14609
(585) 473-7150

NYC – The Rattler Launch Party

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JHU Comic Books is proud to welcome Jason McNamara (MARTIAN CONFEDERACY, FIRST MOON) to our NYC location on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of his and Greg Hinkle’s original graphic novel, The Rattler!

This awesome thriller/noir features a great story and premise with some killer and haunting art. You don’t want to miss this one of a kind story that found it’s way from a Kickstarter campaign all the way to being a graphic novel from Image Comics!

Come out and meet Jason and pick up this great book!

*purchase of The Rattler 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

NY – Image Creators Signing

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Artist Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls, Wonder Woman) and writer Ivan Brandon (Drifter, NYC Mech) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM to sign comics!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

NYC – Bill Griffith: A–Z

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Cartoonist Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead) appears with Art Spiegelman (MAUS) to speak at Columbia University on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:30 PM!

Columbia University – Butler Library
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7309

NYC – Doctor Fate/Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Signing

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Writer Paul Levitz and artist Sonny Liew will be signing Doctor Fate Vol 1 TP and The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, April 1st at 7:00 PM!

Dr. Fate Vol. 1 TP
Writer: Paul Levitz – Artist: Sonny Liew

You thought global warming was bad? Anubis, the Egyptian Lord of Dead, is preparing the flood to wash the world away. Standing in his way? An overwhelmed Brooklyn med student who’s been handed the helmet of Fate, without an instruction manual. This title collects the first seven issues of the acclaimed new series, plus the eight-page sneak peek story from CONVERGENCE: AQUAMAN #2!

Art Of Charlie Chan Hock Chye HC Regular Edition
Writer/Artist: Sonny Liew

Meet Charlie Chan Hock Chye, the greatest comic book artist you’ve probably never heard of. When he started making comics in Singapore as a boy of 16 in 1954, Chan expected fame and fortune to quickly follow. But just as Singapore’s road to independence would be full of twists and turns, so too would Chan’s own journey as an artist. Splicing together a dizzying array of art styles, genres and forms, Sonny Liew’s multilayered graphic novel is a celebration of life, comics and storytelling. The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is an innovative work that challenges the possibilities of the comics medium, creating a double-edged history.

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
(212) 302-8192

Big Apple Con Returns March 5th, Celebrating 20 Years

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NYC’s Big Apple Con Returns, Celebrating Over 20 Super Years!

Comic Books, Celebs, Cosplay & More!

Saturday, March 5th 10am~6pm Penn Plaza Pavilion, NYC

MIKE CARBONARO’s BIG APPLE CON, New York City’s longest-running Pop Culture convention, returns to PENN PLAZA PAVILION (401 7th Ave @ 33rd Street -opposite Madison Square Garden) on SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016 from 10am to 6pm. This amazing explosion of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, & Cosplay will bring together top comic book creators, media celebrities, 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! Advance tickets are now available at www.nycbm.com

BIG APPLE CON proudly hosts a full “Artists Alley” of comic book and trading card creators, illustrators & writers, including: Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Jim Steranko (Captain America, Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Ramona Fradon (Super FriendsAquaman), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Wolverine), Rich Buckler (DeathlokFantastic Four), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Spider-Man), David Lloyd (V For Vendetta, Aces Weekly), Tom Palmer (Star Wars, Avengers),Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Daredevil), Joseph Michael Linsner (Cry For Dawn, Vampirella), Sean Chen (Iron ManValiant Comics), Mike Lilly (PunisherNightwing), John Cebollero (BatmanCaptain America), and Brian Kong (Cryptozoic Entertainment, Leaf Trading Cards).

The headlining media celebrity guests include: Lori Petty (Orange is the New Black, Tank Girl), Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Sweet Valley High), Kathy Garver (Family Affair, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends), Laurence Mason (The Crow, Gotham), Karyn Parsons (Static ShockThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Johnny Brennan (Jerky BoysFamily Guy), Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet, Santa Claws), and (from 3pm on) Pro Wrestlers The Nasty Boys, Scott Steiner, & Ryan Shamrock of the WWE and WCW.

BIG APPLE CON always provides a jam-packed programming schedule, and this year is no exception! Our over 7 hours of scholarly and fun discussions cover everything from Star Wars, Batman, the Black Panther, Charlton Comics, and Power Rangers, with a special presentation of animated shorts and the return of the NY Jedi!

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! Come as any character in comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, cartoons, anime/manga, video games, or make up your own! You can also participate in special themed group Cosplay photoshoots! Valuable prizes to be awarded by audience applause!

DC Cosplayers East

DATE: Saturday, March 5th ~ 10am -6pm PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion ~ 401 7th Ave. @ 33rd St. NYC

TICKETS: $20 (adult) $10 (children 5-12, 4 and under free!) VIP Package/Early Admission: $50

TICKET PURCHASE & INFORMATION: www.nycbm.com

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

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ConBigApple

NYC – The Caped Crusade Signing

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Join NPR contributor and POP CULTURE HAPPY HOUR panelist Glen Weldon at WORD Bookstore on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM for the launch of his new book, which explores the intersection of Batman and nerd culture.

At once a deep dive into the character’s history and an analysis of how and why Batman has become the focus of a passionate and occasionally toxic breed of nerdery, THE CAPED CRUSADE offers Batman as a lens through which to examine The Way We Nerd Now.

Glen Weldon has been a theater critic, a science writer, an oral historian, a writing teacher, a bookstore clerk, a movie usher, a PR flack, a spectacularly inept marine biologist, and a slightly-better-than-ept competitive swimmer. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Slate, The Atlantic, The Village Voice, and many other places. He is a panelist on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour and reviews books and comic books for NPR.org. The author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography and The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture, he lives in Washington, DC.

Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, NPR and Out, among others. He is winner of a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose and a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He has taught writing at Wesleyan University, Amherst College, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Texas – Austin. He lives in New York City, where he curates the Dear Reader series at Ace Hotel New York.

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Word Bookstore
126 Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222-2002
(718) 383-0096

NYC – The Only Living Boy Signing

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Writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis appear at Comic Book Jones on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to present a workshop on making comics and sign The Only Living Boy!

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

NY – Action Cat #1 Signing

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Artist FRANCO (Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy) signs and sketches at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM to celebrate ACTION CAT #1!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

NY – In-Store Convention Signing

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Adam Gorham and Mike Garland (THE VIOLENT), Paul D. Smith (JASON AND THE DRACONAUTS), Doug Laura (GARF) sign at Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop on Saturday, March 5, 2016!

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Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop
130 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 737 1347

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