NYC – Nightworld/Fear My Dear Signing

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Press Release:

JHU Comic Books is proud to present a fantastic signing with two great talents, showcasing a great original debut in Nightworld #1 and a fantastic new release of Billy Dogma material in “Fear, My Dear.”

Adam McGovern (Dr. Id, Extinction Seed) starts off his insane new series, Nightworld, with us, which “offers haunted romance, hellish humor, metaphysical fisticuffs and B-movie psychodrama at its best!” This comic is gorgeous, hilarious and absolute madness. You’ll love it, we promise!

Dean Haspiel (The Fox, Fantastic Four, American Splendor) uses his near-mythological talents to bring some new Billy Dogma stories to us in the much-loved “Fear, My Dear.” His “The Fox: Freak Magnet” has also just recently been released by Archie Comics and is a treat to behold!

If you love independent comics, especially weird, crazy and fun ones, you REALLY don’t want to miss it!

*Purchase of Nightworld #1, “Fear, My Dear” or “The Fox: Freak Magnet” required to participate in signing.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

OR – Sex From Scratch Art Show

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Natalie Nourigat, Molly Schaeffer, and Kevin Sampsell appear at The Waypost on Tuesday, August 5th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

What a dream team! Portraits by Natalie Nourigat, text illustrations by Molly Schaeffer, and beautiful collages from Kevin Sampsell are hanging at the Waypost all during August.

The portraits and illustrations are from upcoming book Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules.

Come by tonight for an art opening! Say hi to the artists, grab a drink, and snag a copy of the new book before its official release party. It will be great.

The Waypost
3120 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 367-3182

Cartoon Stars Shine at ConnectiCon 2014

This past weekend was ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002 primarily as a gaming convention, it has come to encompass multiple genres and attracts attendees from all over the country.  It roots in gaming are still clearly apparent as they host a gaming room equal the size of the main vendor/artist area which hosted hundreds if not thousands of gamers playing Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, WarHammer, and many other table top games. Naturally there is also a large contingent of cosplayers dressed as their favorite characters from TV, moves, comic books and video games. The projected attendenace fo this year was 17,000 people and while there were certainly a lot of people in the Hartford Convention Center, it was laid out and organized so it never felt crowded. The autograph lines for guests moved surprisingly fast and, provided you showed up a little early, panels were easy to get into.

A big draw for this year’s ConnectiCon was the wealth of guests from the voice acting industry. A growing trend at conventions across the country, these talented performers need only a microphone to display their gift for breathing life into characters. Guests included Invader Zim’s Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons, Pinky and the Brain’s Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulsen, Batman: The Brave and the Bold’s Dietrich Bader, Mass Effect’s Jennifer Hale, and Legend of Korra’s Janet Varney. Speaking to the press, Horvitz and Simons said they love having meeting fans who grew up watching Zim and are now cosplaying as their characters. The also mentioned people sometime have full sleeve tattoos where they leave room to get autographed. Horvitz said, “We always ask them to please not get murdered because we’re afraid the police will think the killer signed their work.”

As an actor who had success in on-screen roles on The Drew Carey Show, Outsourced, and Office Space, Bader remarked that he is in awe at the talent of his cartoon co-stars and how unpretentious and friendly most are compared to the rest of Hollywood. When asked what his favorite character to play was, Bader immediately and unequivocally said “Batman.” Prior to being cast on Brave and the Bold Bader had not been terribly well-versed in Bat-lore but said that getting into character really moved him especially in the scene where Batman confronts his parents’ killer, during Bader said he had literal tears running down his face.

On panels with LaMarche and Paulsen it was readily evident that their their friendship and work relationship easily rolls into one another. Paulsen remarked several times that his co-stars are people with whom he would choose to be friends had they never met at work. They often finished one another’s jokes and would goad the other into saying a favorite line or catchphrase. They credited a mutual love of Monty Python and Beyond the Fringe as instantly cementing their bond when the first worked together.

LaMarche and Paulsen shared many stories from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, one being the famous “Yes, Always” sketch in which LaMarche faithfully recreates a famous outtake of Orson Welles recording a commercial for peas in which the famous director angrily tells off the staff. LaMarche had regaled his co-stars, directors, and engineers with his rendition so it was added to the script as a suprise for LaMarche. They also regaled the audience to a reading of “Green Eggs in Ham” with Paulsen reading Sam I Am (in the voice of Pinky) and LaMarche playing the main character as the Brain. The showstopper, however, was Paulsen singing “Yakko’s World” in which he rattles off every single country in the world to which the entire crowd clapped along.

Finally, Janet Varney who voices the title character of The Legend of Korra spoke about the series to a full panel room of Avatar-fans. She noted that they all had very pointed questions regarding many of Korra’s decisions on the show. Varney said while she often disagrees with Korra’s actions that is part of what makes her a well-rounded character. Twice during the Q&A Varney had to apologize for “rudely” taking a phone call. The first was from Firelord Zuko (actor Dante Basco) who called in to look for his honor and the second was Bolin (voice actor PJ Byrne), both whom were kind enough to say hello to the fans and field a question or two.

Fans were very excited to meet the people who helped bring their animated favorites to life. LaMarche said it best, “Hearing I made your childhood better makes my middle age better.” Here’s looking forward to seeing what voice talents are scheduled for next year’s show!

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NC – She-Hulk Signing

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Charles Soule, writer of Letter 44, Superman Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns , She Hulk , Inhuman, 27, as well as the upcoming Death of Wolverine mini series will be in the store signing at Ultimate Comics on Saturday August 16th! Mark your calendar now! Don’t miss your chance to meet one of the newest superstars in comics!

Ultimate Comics
6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 806-8282

CA – Satellite Sam Signing

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Howard Chaykin appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Satellite Sam on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Ventura Gateway, 4820 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA 93003
805-339-0990

Lionsgate and Samsung to Debut The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer at SDCC 2014

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Press Release:

LIONSGATE AND SAMSUNG TO DEBUT OFFICIAL THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 TRAILER

First Official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer to Premiere Exclusively on the Galaxy Tab® S at San Diego Comic-Con® and in Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy Locations Nationwide

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and DALLASJuly 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC (Samsung), have teamed up on the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  The collaboration will launch with all fans getting a sneak peek of the film’s first official teaser trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, exclusively on Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab® S ahead of its online release.

In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25. For those outside San Diego, beginning Saturday, July 26, fans can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations nationwide throughout the weekend to preview the trailer. Samsung will also provide visitors that view the trailer at Samsung Experience Shops one complimentary ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters worldwide on November 21, while supplies last.

Additionally, owners of select Galaxy devices* will have the opportunity to download the all-new Hunger Games Movie Pack App, via Google Play™ for access to exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise.

“We’re giving our consumers the unique experience to premiere the official trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I on our new Galaxy Tab S,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer, Samsung Telecommunications America. “Together with Lionsgate, we will give Samsung Galaxy owners access to experience The Hunger Games franchise like never before.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering on Mockingjay 1 with a company that has the global stature of Samsung and whose innovative technologies touch every aspect of consumers’ lives around the world,” said Paula Kupfer, SVP of Consumer Products & Licensing at Lionsgate.  “They are a perfect fit with our franchise, and together we envision unlimited opportunities for expanding the world of The Hunger Games in exciting and visionary ways.”

During San Diego Comic-Con:

On Friday, July 25 at 12:00pm PT, cast members from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will introduce the trailer on the Galaxy Tab S in the Capitol Gallery located in the Samsung Galaxy Experience in San Diego (in the Hard Rock Hotel, corner of 5th and L Streets).

Nationwide at Best Buy:

Fans outside the San Diego area can also get an exclusive preview of the first official The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer beginning on Saturday, July 26 and extending through Sunday, July 27 by visiting Samsung Experience Shops inside select Best Buy locations. While supplies last, visitors will receive one complimentary pass to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters November 21.

The Hunger Games Movie Pack App:

As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices*beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.

Galaxy Tab S owners will have the opportunity to download the first two Hunger Games films for free, in addition to receiving all the exclusive content through the app. Samsung will continue to deliver exclusive Hunger Games content to Galaxy owners through the app leading up to the film’s premiere on November 21. *

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Tab are all registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

*The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 starting July 28.

*Limit to 200,000 downloads per movie.  Available through December 31, 2014.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has over 30 television shows on more than 20 networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first two installments of The Hunger Gamesfranchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the first installment of the Divergent franchise, Now You See MeKevin Hart: Let Me ExplainWarm BodiesThe Expendables 2The PossessionSinister, Roadside Attractions’ Mud and Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.

OR – Excalibur Comics 40th Anniversary Signing

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Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt FractionMichael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma, and David Marquez sign at Excalibur Comics on Wednesday August 6th at 6:00 p.m. for the store 40th anniversary!

Excalibur Books & Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

CA – Nobody’s Smiling Signing

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Meet Common and get his new album signed at Amoeba Hollywood on Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm! Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper and actor Common releases his tenth studio album, “Nobody’s Smiling,” on July 22nd. The concept-driven project was executive-produced by No I.D.

** Signing is limited to one CD per person for the first 200 purchasers of the album.
** Fans may purchase “Nobody’s Smiling” beginning July 22nd.
** The album is available as regular and deluxe edition CD.
** Signing line will form on Ivar side of Amoeba starting at 6pm Wednesday.

RSVP on Facebook!

Amoeba Music 
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Drawn & Quarterly Announce SDCC 2014 Plans

Press Release:

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON IS ALMOST HERE!

You know what time of year it is – you’re a savvy bunch. We don’t need to tell you more about Comic-Con International in San Diego, taking place next week at the San Diego Convention Center.

BUT WE WILL!

We are delighted to have D+Q well represented at this year’s Comic-Con International (running Wednesday July 23rd through Sunday July 27th). Come out for talks and signings with Comic-Con Special Guest Mimi Pond (Over Easy), Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes), Matt Forsythe(Jinchalo, Adventure Time), Gilbert Hernandez (Bumperhead), and D+Q staffers Tracy and Julia! Full details below.

D+Q AUTHORS AT COMIC-CON:

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CCI Special Guest Mimi Pond

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Gilbert Hernandez

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Lisa Hanawalt

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Matthew Forsythe

D+Q’S PANELS AND SIGNINGS

All our signings take place at booth 1629! Come say hi on preview night or check out our full slate of fun and interesting events throughout the show. And make sure to come to the D+Q Jeopardy panelon Saturday morning – we’ll be making some big announcements and hosting a few giveaways!

THURSDAY JULY 24TH

1 pm Mimi Pond signing (until 3 pm)
4 pm Gilbert Hernandez signing (until 5 pm)

FRIDAY JULY 25TH

12 pm Gilbert Hernandez signing (until 1 pm)
12 pm Mimi Pond panel: FOR LOVE OR MONEY: CREATING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ART in Room 28DE
1 pm Mimi Pond signing (until 2 pm)
2 pm Lisa Hanawalt signing (until 3 pm)
3 pm Matt Forsythe signing (until 4 pm)
4:30 pm HUMOR IN GRAPHIC NOVELS AND ILLUSTRATION panel with Drew Friedman, Lisa Hanawalt, and Mimi Pond, hosted by Tom Spurgeon in Room 26AB
5:30 pm Lisa Hanawalt and Mimi Pond signing (until 6:30 pm)

Full panel descriptions available here.

SATURDAY JULY 26TH

10 am DRAWN AND QUARTERLY JEOPARDY panel in Room 4 with D+Q’s Managing Editor Tracy Hurren and Editorial and Marketing Manager Julia Pohl-Miranda
12 pm Mimi Pond signing (until 1 pm)
1 pm Lisa Hanawalt signing (until 3 pm)
2 pm Matt Forsythe signing (until 3 pm)
5 pm Gilbert Hernandez signing (until 6 pm)
5 pm MIMI POND SPOTLIGHT panel in Room 9

Full panel descriptions available here.

SUNDAY JULY 27TH

11 am Lisa Hanawalt signing (until 12 pm)
12 pm Mimi Pond signing (until 1 pm)
1 pm Gilbert Hernandez signing (until 2 pm)
3 pm FICTIONALIZED NONFICTION panel in Room 32AB with Gilbert Hernandez, David Lasky, andMimi Pond, hosted by Heidi Macdonald

Full panel descriptions available here.

DEBUT TITLES AT COMIC CON ’14!

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Gilbert Hernandez’s Bumperhead

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Guy Delisle’s Even More Bad Parenting Advice

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John Porcellino’s The Hospital Suite

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Special S&N edition!

MI – Superior Spider-Man Signing

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Artist Ryan Stegman (Wolverine) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Superior Spider-Man: Necessary Evil!

Author Event
Please join us for a Q&A and signing with Marvel artist Ryan Stegman on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. He will be hosting some fun contests and activities as well! Don’t miss out.

Barnes & Noble
2800 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
248-853-9855

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