OH – Long Lost Signing

Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle appear at Secret Identity Comics on Saturday, May 19th at 2:00 PM to sign LONG LOST from Scout Comics.

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Secret Identity Comics
34 N. Franklin St., Delaware, OH 43015
(740) 957-8101

OH – Secret Coders Signing

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with a special visit from Gene Luen Yang, author of the Secret Coders graphic novel series for children, at the Public Library of Cincinnati on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 PM. The series introduces children to coding through logic puzzles and basic programming instruction. Yang is also the author and illustrator of American Born Chinese. The book was a National Book Award Finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. While serving as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature from 2016-2017, Yang created the Reading Without Walls Challenge, which promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences.

Mr. Yang will discuss the Secret Coders series and the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 369-6900

OH – FCBD 2018: Relay #0 Signing

Writer Zac Thompson appears at Comic Town to celebrate Free Comic Book Day and the debut of RELAY #0 from Aftershock Comics on Saturday, May 5, 2018! Also appearing are Todd Beistel: Artist for The Horror Show and Frank, Joe Pruitt: Artist for Brit & Ivey, Mike Eshelman: 6th Street 1st 8, and Steve Steiner.

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Comic Town
94 Dillmont, Columbus, OH 43235
(614) 262-5006

OH – Monsters Beware Reading + Art Demo

Cartoonist and animator Rafael Rosado appears at the Wexner Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM for a comics reading and art demonstration!

Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3535

OH – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author Ashley Eckstein appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday May 23, 2018 7:00 PM for a book signing.

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

Barnes & Noble – Easton Town Center
4005 Townsfair Way Columbus, OH 43219
614-476-8480

Agent Phil Coulson Infiltrates Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018

Clark Gregg, who currently portrays S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phillip J “Phil” Coulson, is the newest addition to the lineup of guests for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Clark will be appearing SATURDAY ONLY at the Expo! In the Marvel franchise alone, Clark has appeared in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, as well as Thor, The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel Heroes, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, and more. He can be currently seen on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson is expected to be shown in next year’s Captain Marvel. Clark is also recognized as FBI Special Agent Casper from The West Wing drama series and starring in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. In film, Clark’s credits also include The Usual Suspects, 500 Days of Summer, The To Do List, and numerous other features and programs.

Get your admission tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo for an opportunity to get an autograph and photo with Clark Gregg: goo.gl/R4ZeWa. Watch for details coming about Cobie Smulders and Clark Gregg duo photo ops!

Previously announced guests include: Levar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Cobie Smulders, Karl Urban, Summer Glau, Tom Grummett, Amy Chu, John Bolton, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Established in 2010, the Cincinnati Comic Expo is an annual event celebrating the best in comic books, fantasy, gaming, collectibles, cosplay, steampunk and pop culture in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Now in it’s 9th year, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, has grown to become the Queen City’s premier comic convention, bringing together great artists, publishers, actors, writers, cosplayers, and fans from across the world.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

OH – Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire Exhibition

Join the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 4:00 PM for the opening reception and celebration of our new exhibit, Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire! Featuring presentations by legendary MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragones, collectors Glenn Bray and Grant Geissman, exhibit curator Brian Walker, and MAD editor Bill Morrison.  FREE  and open to the public.

ARTISTICALLY MAD: SEVEN DECADES OF SATIRE
Harvey Kurtzman’s brainchild made its debut as a comic book in 1952 before switching to a magazine format in 1955. Over the ensuing years, MAD has featured artwork by many of the most talented cartoonists in the industry. This comprehensive exhibition will showcase original drawings and paintings by all of the top MAD contributors, including Bill Elder, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Norman Mingo, Al Jaffee, Serio Aragonés, Don Martin, Mort Drucker and Tom Richmond. There will also be displays of vintage MAD magazines and memorabilia branded with the gap-toothed mug of its iconic mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Curated by Brian Walker. On display May 5, 2018 – October 21, 2018

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

OH – Time & Vine Signings

Thom Zahler will be signing copies of his latest graphic novel, Time & Vine, at Alter Ego Comics from 1:00 – 3:00 PM AND at Vino Bellissimo from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on Saturday, April 14th.

About Time & Vine: The story of a magical winery where every glass takes you back in time to the year the wine was bottled. From the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties to yesterday… it’s all available with just one sip.

Megan is looking for a break from taking care of her Alzheimer’s afflicted mother and finds the ultimate escape when Jack, the owner of the Aeternum Winery, reveals its time-traveling secret to her. Together, they drink their way through history, both the winery’s and their own. In time, Megan learns a family secret that her mother may not even remember and discovers that Jack is keeping one of his own about his late wife.

About Thom Zahler: Thom Zahler is the codename for America’s daring, highly trained special cartooning force. Its purpose: to bring awesome artwork to the world… and also to defend human freedom against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the world. But mostly the cartooning thing.

Thom Zahler is a northeast Ohio-based comic book artist and writer. He’s particularly known for his romantic comedy comics. In 2006, he debuted Love and Capes, the superhero romantic comedy about the adventures in love of an ordinary bookstore owner and her accountant boyfriend… who also happens to be the superhero The Crusader. And then in 2014 he introduced readers to Long Distance, a story about two young professionals who meet while stranded at an airport during a snowstorm and decide to date even though they both live in different states.

Currently, he is the writer and artist of the hit Warning Label comic on Line Webtoons, featuring a girl curse by her ex-boyfriend that every guy who asks her out gets the list of what they need to watch out for. And he just completed Time and Vine for IDW, about a magical time-traveling winery.

He is also a frequent writer and artist for IDW’s successful My Little Pony comics.

Zahler has written for the Disney XD cartoon, Spider-Man Web Warriors, where he wrote the first part of the season finale “Contest of Champions.” He is also a frequent contributor to the Topps’ Star Wars card sets. He recently wrote the pilot episode of the “Knights of the Zodiac” Netflix series, set to debut in 2018.

He continues to work as a cartoonist, illustrator and letterer for many companies across the country.

He is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art and of Lake Catholic High School.

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Alter Ego Comics
230 N. Main Street, Lima, OH 45801
(419) 224-6700

OH – Brazilian Comics Presentation

Luli Penna appears at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on Thursday, April 19th at 4:00 PM to speak about Brazilian comics.

Luli Penna is a Brazilian illustrator and cartoonist. She publishes political charges and weekly cartoons in women’s magazines, Piauí magazine, and in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. She is the author of the graphic novel Sem dó (No Pity), which is set in São Paulo in the 1920s. Following the time period of the story, Penna abandons speech balloons as an homage to silent films.

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

OH – An Evening with Joyce Farmer

Press Release:

Join the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00pm for an evening with renowned cartoonist Joyce Farmer.

Farmer has been creating comics since 1972. The series Tits and Clits (1972-1987) explored women’s adventures regarding sex and cultural expectations. Abortion Eve, edited by Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli, was published shortly after the Supreme Court’s January 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and informed women about the realities of abortion. Controversial at the time, Farmer is now recognized as a pioneer in underground comix.

Her graphic memoir Special Exits (2010) depicts the universal problems of the elderly and treatment of the extremely vulnerable by the medical community. She won a Reuben award and was nominated for an Eisner the same year. The book has been translated into five languages.

Farmer will be in conversation with comics journalist and CXC Executive Director, Thomas Spurgeon.

This event is co-sponsored by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus – CXC.

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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

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