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  • OH – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Cartoonist Tom Batiuk (Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft), artist Jeremy Freeman (Cable and Deadpool), author Chris Lambert appear at Comics and Friends on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

    Comics and Friends
    7850 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060
    (440) 255-4242

    OH – FCBD: Franklin Richards Signing

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    Guest of Honor MARC SUMERAK will be autographing 200 FREE copies of his Eisner and Harvey Award Nominated Book Franklin Richards: Son Of A Genius Volumes One and Two at Carol & John’s Comic Shop on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! They are hosting many more events as well, visit their website for full details.

    Carol & John’s Comic Shop
    17462 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111
    (216) 252-0606

    OH – Star Trek Cover Artist Signs

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    Press Release:

    The POP Shop is proud have Sandusky resident Joe Corroney as our special guest during our Grand Opening on Saturday, May 3rd. Joe is an accomplished artist who will be signing comics and other work from Noon to 6 PM.

    Joe has been providing Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines since 1997.

    Currently, he’s illustrating for IDW’s new Star Trek and X-Files comic books due for release in May, June and July. He’s also developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm. Other comic books he’s illustrated include True Blood, GI Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Doctor WHO, Angel and Spike Vs. Dracula for IDW Publishing, Farscape for BOOM! Studios, Buckaroo Banzai, Kolchak The Night Stalker and The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics.

    Some of the other licenses and professional publishers he has illustrated for are Disney, DC Comics, Hasbro, Becker & Mayer! Books, The Lord of the Rings, Heroes, Wizards of the Coast, XBox, Dragon Magazine, Sony Picture’s Men In Black, Xena: Warrior Princess, ThunderBirds: The Movie, IDG Entertainment, Upper Deck, Rittenhouse Archives, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Cinemagraphix, Last Unicorn Games, West End Games, Image Comics, Blue Line Pro, and Microsoft’s Age of Empires collectible card game.

    He was also the instructor for the Comic Book Illustration Course at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio for ten years and has taught the Ohio State University’s Summer Comic Book Workshop as well.

    You can view Joe’s current and past work at his official website www.joecorroney.com

    The POP! Shop will be celebrating it’s third year in a brand new location in the Verizon Plaza, directly in front of Meijers, on Milan Rd. (St Rt 250) on May 3rd.

    POP! Shop
    404 W Perkins Ave Sandusky, OH 44870
    419-621-1127

    OH – Adam WarRock Performance

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    Adam WarRock performs at Cleveland Comics on Thursday, April 17th at 6:00 pm!

    Call it nerdcore. Geek music. Whatever. Adam WarRock raps about the comics, TV, movies, video games, and culture that he loves and makes it personal.

    He’s coming to Cleveland Comics for one night for only $5.
    20% off New Comics & Trades.
    Snacks & Refreshments Available.

    His story is one of do-it-yourself, independent determination, having gone from a humble website to a full-time music career. Having tapped into the current culture, he’s caught attention from the biggest figures and sites on the web. Whether being personally cited by Nathan Fillion for his Firefly-inspired Browncoats Mixtape, praised by TV critics and cast members for his Parks & Rec EP, or made fans out of artists and writers for his comic book-influenced music, he’s gained the respect of the most fickle audiences and harshest critics around.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Cleveland Comics
    5379 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
    (440) 442-1986

    OH – FCBD: Abe Sapien Signs

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    Doug Jones, Mike Pollock, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

    Special Guests!

    Doug Jones – Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)! In the film he wants to be remembered for Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film Pan’s Labyrinth (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English! Aside from these very POPULAR films you can also find Doug’s work as the voice of Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY cartoon series, as Bette Midler’s boyfriend BILLY in HOCUS POCUS, he was side by side with Danny De Vito in BATMAN RETURNS, PLUS he was one of the “Gentlemen” in the fan favorite TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! Plus if you just can’t get enough of Doug do check out his starring role on NBC’s “FEAR ITSELF” and look for him in a new film NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD called “MY NAME IS JERRY”!

    Mike Pollock – Mike Pollock is a voice actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. He has appeared as the narrator for 4Kids shows like Pokémon and some promos on the original Fox Box and 4Kids TV. He is also well-known as the current voice actor for Dr. Eggman and Professor Gerald Robotnik in Sonic X and in all Sonic games from Shadow the Hedgehog.

    Artist Alley!
    Matthew Swift 
    Dirk Manning
    Heather Breckel
    JD Larabee
    Matthew Swift
    Jamie Snell
    Scott Simmons
    Bryan Borgman
    Mark Lemieux
    Sean Forney
    Molly Durst
    Josh Peters
    Michael Anthony Carroll
    Joel Jackson
    Tom Williams
    Travis Perkins
    CCAD Explorer Post Program

    Extras!

    In addition to the free comics and dozens of guests, we’ve got plenty of other activities planned! Sketch cover silent auction, game demos, costume contest, games & prizes for kids, charity comic book poker game and more!

    TEA TIME WITH DEADPOOL is back for their second Free Comic Book Day! This is not recommended for children under 18.

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Packrat Comics
    3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
    (614) 527-8450

    OH – Return of Adam WarRock

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    Nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock performs at Packrat Comics on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Packrat Comics
    3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

    Doctor Who’s Paul McGann Coming to Cincinnati Comic Expo 2014

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    Press Release:

    DOCTOR WHO’S PAUL MCGANN COMING TO CINCINNATI: TIME LORD ATTENDING 2014 CINCINNATI COMIC EXPO

    “Doctor Who” fans of all ages are getting excited with the announcement that veteran English actor Paul McGann will be in attendance for the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo being held this September at the Duke Energy Convention Center. There, the star will be interacting with local fans, taking photos, signing autographs and answering questions as part of a panel discussion.

    Paul McGann is best known for playing the eighth incarnation of the beloved time traveling alien adventurer, the Doctor, in the 1996 television film “Doctor Who,”a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the recent 2013 mini-episode “The Night of the Doctor”. McGann is still a regular face on British television where he has appeared in major roles on the programs “Luther,” “Jonathan Creek,” and “Waking The Dead.” The actor has also appeared in a variety of films over his lengthy career including parts in “My Kingdom,” “Alien 3,”and “Queen of the Damned.”

    First airing in 1963, the BBC series “Doctor Who” is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s longest-running science fiction television show. Since its relaunch in 2005 the series has brought in an entire new generation of devout young fans and is still recognized as a world-wide cult television phenomenon. The announcement of Paul’s participation has met with an enthusiastic response from not only local fans but also other guests coming to Cincinnati as part of the Expo. This includes artist Patrick Baumgardner who has done promotional work for the Dr Who Fan Club of America. Patrick, who has already met several of the other actors who played the seminal time traveler, explains why he is so eager to meet Paul McGann, “For me he is one of the elite actors who was able to capture the soul of the Doctor and make it his own…..on a fan note, I’m soooooo excited.”

    Mr. McGann is just the latest celebrity confirmed to be attending this year’s convention. He is joining a roster of special guests that already includes beloved actor and television personality Lou Ferrigno, Dave Prowse and Peter Mayhew from the “Star Wars” film series, John Rhys Davies who is best known for his roles in the “Indiana Jones” and “Lord of the Rings”franchises, and Jewel Staite from the cult hit television program “Firefly.” Many more guest announcements are expected in advance of the 2014 Cincinnati Comic Book Expo.

    About Cincinnati Comic Expo

    The Cincinnati Comic Expo has been entertaining thousands of fans since 2010 with an annual show celebrating all periods and genres of pop culture with an emphasis on comics. The 2014 Cincinnati Comic Expo will be held from Friday, September 19, through Sunday, September 21, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tickets vary in price and are available to purchase online. More information on events and exhibitors attending the show can be found at www.cincinnaticomicexpo.com

    OH – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

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    Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) signs at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church on Wednesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    West Shore UU Church
    20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116

    OH – The Brian Michael Bendis Experience

    bendis2Brian Michael Bendis appears at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Thursday April 3, 2014 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM!

    Press Release:

    Brian Michael Bendis (CIA Class of 1991) is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He’ll share his wit and wisdom – and maybe even a little career advice – with aspiring graphic novelists and comics lovers in this visiting artist lecture, which is free and open to the public.

    Bendis is most recently the writer of All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, bringing about a new Renaissance for the X-Men franchise. He also launched a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy series as Marvel Comics gears up for the Disney motion picture of the same name. All three books debuted at number one on national sales charts.

    Bendis completed nine years at the helm of Marvel’s popular Avengers franchise by writing every issue of the New Avengers, plus debuting the hit books Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Dark Avengers, along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects Avengers vs X-Men, House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, Age of Ultron, and Siege.

    Cinematheque presents Checefsky
    Make an evening of it: stick around after Bendis’s talk for The Cinematheque’s presentation of The Films of Bruce Checefsky, starting at 6:45pm. Learn about the other side of CIA’s mild-mannered gallery director who, for the past 13 years has moonlighted as a maker of short, independent films that have shown widely around the world. For more information, including ticket prices, click here.

    Cleveland Institute of Art
    11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
    (216) 421-7000

    Pearls Before Swine Signing Tour

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    Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of Pearls Before Swine, goes on a signing tour across the United States!

    Monday, 3/24           Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA – 7:00pm

    Tuesday, 3/25          Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM – 7:00pm

    Thursday, 3/27       Swift Creek Middle School, 3700 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian, VA – 7:00 pm  RSVP on Facebook!

    Friday, 3/28              Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd, Charlotte NC – 6:00pm RSVP on Facebook!

    Saturday, 3/29         WORD Bookstore, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ – 4:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

    Monday, 3/31           A Room of One’s Own, 315 W Gorham St, Madison, WI –  6:00 pm – RSVP on Facebook!

    Tuesday, 4/1             Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY – 7:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

    Wednesday, 4/2       West Shore UU Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd, Rocky River, OH  – 7:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

    Thursday, 4/3          BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX – 7:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

    Saturday, 4/5            Watermark Books, 4701 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS – 5:00pm – RSVP on Facebook!

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