OR – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears in conversation with Daniel H. Wilson at Powell’s Books on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 PM!

David Smith is giving his life for his art — literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding “what” to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier! Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor (First Second) is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and of the world’s greatest city gorgeously depicted at street level. It’s about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life… and the great, surging forces that lie just under the surface. McCloud wrote the book on how comics work (Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art); now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work. McCloud will be joined in conversation by Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robogenesis and How to Survive a Robot Uprising.

Powell’s City of Bookssuperm
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

NC – Durham Comics Project Signing

Press Release:

DCPJoin Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday January 31st from 4:00-7:00 PM when they host 11+ of the artists from the Durham Comics Project for a signing event. The book will be available to purchase, but in limited quantities. You can buy the book, get it signed, talk to the artists, enjoy some refreshments, and connect with other local fans. Here is a list of the artists who will attend so far:

Amy Godfrey
Patrick Holt
Jennifer Lohmann
Hope Wilder
Jesse Crossen
Beth Clarke
Eric Knisley
Will Hanley
Swifty Miss
Amy Johnson
Ian Johnson
Victoria Pittman

Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 967-4439

MA – Compelling Conversations w/ Ice-T

icetRapper/actor Ice-T speaks at Bunker Hill Community College on Thursday, February 26, 2015!

A300 Auditorium
Program begins at 1:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public – Online registration is required.

Ice-T, who received a Grammy Award in 1991, launched his rap music career in the 1984 film Breakin’. He went on to become the genre’s original gangster, forming Rhyme Syndicate Records in 1989 and releasing a string of groundbreaking West Coast rap records. Ice-T subsequently formed the thrash metal band Body Count.

The film and television actor secured roles in New Jack City, Ricochet, Trespass and Johnny Mnemonic. He stars in NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Detective Finn. In his 1994 book, The Ice Opinion, the artist airs his views on free speech and education, among other topics. Ice-T will speak about race in America and overcoming obstacles to success.

RSVP at the link…

Bunker Hill Community College
250 New Rutherford Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02129
(617) 228-2000

Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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Press Release:

Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

Dark Horse Announces Wizard World Portland 2015 Schedule

Press Release:

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES WIZARD WORLD PORTLAND 2015 SCHEDULE!

WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON 2015
DARK HORSE COMICS * BOOTH 109

Join Dark Horse Comics at Wizard World Comic Con! We’ll be at the booth handing out giveaways and offering free signings with comics creators! Come check out our comics, books, and products for sale!

Special appearance in the Dark Horse booth from our friends at Happymatic Photo Booth! Come by with your friends or in cosplay and get your picture taken as a souvenir – for FREE!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Certain restrictions may apply. All events are subject to change.

SIGNINGS

Below are featured comics and the writers and artists who will be signing them. Free comics, prints, or posters will be available at each signing while supplies last. Comics will also be available for sale (availability pending).

Buffy 11FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

6:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. MASS EFFECT Jeremy Barlow

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. LADY KILLER Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m. MISFITS OF AVALON Kel McDonald

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

12:00 p.m.–12:50 p.m. PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Jeremy Vanhoozer (franchise creative director at PopCap Games), Paul Tobin, Ron Chan

1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ANGEL & FAITH Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. BANDETTE, COLDER, PROMETHEUS, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover (Bandette)

PANELS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

Getting Respect: Comics Go to College with Dark Horse’s Diana Schutz, Too Much Coffee Man’s Shannon Wheeler, PSU’s Susan Kirtley, and PSU’s Jon Holt

Room: C120
Time: 6:30 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Comics and graphic novels have come into their own as subjects worthy of—indeed, demanding—attention from academia. Historians and cultural theorists teach courses, hold conferences, and publish books on various aspects of sequential art, and colleges and universities teach courses in comics as literature and social history as well as how to make them. Here to give an overview of various ideas about and approaches to comics studies are a cross section of comics scholars and teachers, including Diana Schutz (longtime Dark Horse executive editor and instructor at Portland Community College), Shannon Wheeler (creator of Too Much Coffee Man and instructor at Portland State College of the Arts), Susan Kirtley (director of rhetoric and composition at Portland State University; author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass), and Jon Holt (assistant professor of Japanese literature and manga at Portland State University). The panel is moderated by Danny Fingeroth (Superman on the Couch, Disguised as Clark Kent).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Buffy Birthday Party!

Room: C120
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Dark Horse Comics is hosting a party celebrating Buffy Summers’s birthday (just a bit belatedly—her birthday is January 19)! At this special panel, there will be Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” Pictionary, and more—fun times with PRIZES! Plus, find out what it’s like to continue the Whedonverse in comics with Dark Horse editor Sierra Hahn, writer Christos Gage, and artist Rebekah Isaacs! Happy birthday, Buffy!

Dark Horse Manga: An Afternoon with Carl Horn
Room: C123
Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Dark Horse’s history with Japanese comics can be traced back to the company’s earliest years, with a legacy that includes such legendary series as Oh My Goddess!, Lone Wolf and Cub, Berserk, and many more! Today the publisher continues to print some of the industry’s best-selling titles, including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Oreimo: Kuroneko, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Satoshi Kon’s Opus, Unofficial Hatsune Mix (as seen on David Letterman), and the works of the creative powerhouse CLAMP. Join Dark Horse’s resident manga guru and editor extraordinaire, Carl Horn, for a look at the past, present, and future of manga at Dark Horse!

Dark Horse Builds Characters
Room: C120
Time: 4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Dark Horse Comics kicks off 2015 at Wizard World, right here in Portland! Join Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson, editor in chief Scott Allie, publicist Aub Driver, and special guests for a sneak peek at some of the year’s most newsworthy comics and programs, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Archie vs. Predator, The Strain, and more!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Plants vs. Zombies!
Room: C120
Time: 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Ready your PEASHOOTERS! Dark Horse Comics brought you the official Plants vs. Zombies comic series as well as The Art of Plants vs. Zombies, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash-hit video game. Now meet some of the people behind these hilarious, all-ages, action-filled zombie romps—Jeremy Vanhoozer, creative director of Plants vs. Zombies at PopCap; Paul Tobin, PVZ writer; PVZ artist Ron Chan; and Dark Horse PVZ editor Philip Simon!

Meet Michael Golden, Some Portland Trail Blazers, and More at Wizard World Portland 2015

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Press Release:

MICHAEL GOLDEN MEETS THE TRAIL BLAZERS!

(A Comic Con Night to Remember)

PORTLAND, OR – Call it a little “February” Madness, but with the Wizard Portland Comic Con approaching like a full court press, the area’s leading pop culture show isn’t letting any lead up time idle, tapping slam dunk artist Michael Golden (“Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool”) as the shooter creating an amazing art piece featuring five of the Portland Trail Blazers most recognizable players.  

This combination of the all star talent turned into a great promotion for both Wizard and the Trail Blazers, with 20,000 copies of the Golden poster printed and  given to all attendees of the Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers game Thursday 1/8/15!

The five players dominating the Portland skyline are: holding the W, Nicolas Batum; holding the moon, Wesley Matthews; holding Rip City, Robin Lopez; holding the Earth, LaMarcus Aldridge; holding Trail Blazers, Damian Lillard.

It was all part of Comic Con Night at the Trail Blazers game, as professional cosplayers were roaming the stands and cheering the Trail Blazers on with the fans, as they went on to beat the Heat 99-83. 

But the shot clock hasn’t timed out on the fun!

Along with the artist of this exclusive piece, Michael Golden—who will be at the Wizard Portland show to sign the poster for those 20K fans who received one—all those attending Wizard Portland Comic Con can meet a variety of amazing talent, including Punisher artist Mike Zeck, writer/editor Renee Witterstaetter (of “She-Hulk” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” comics), actors such as Stephen Amell from “Arrow,” Bruce Campbell from “Evil Dead,” and a number of “The Walking Dead” cast members including  Michael Rooker (also in the film, “Guardians of the Galaxy”).

In addition, fans can also meet some of the Trail Blazers at Wizard World Comic Con Portland. And again, get those posters signed! 

Now that’s a scoring opportunity!

The show takes place January 23-25. For more details visit:   http://www.wizardworld.com/portland.html

TN – Snuffy Smith Signings

Press Release:

snuffyBarney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, is a special guest at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s 25th Annual WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK™.

Wilderness Wildlife Week is the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience! This series of free activities over eight days is designed to connect Pigeon Forge visitors with the great outdoors.

Throughout the week, visitors learn from experts who share their knowledge of the outdoors during more than dozens of seminars, lectures and hands-on workshops. Wilderness Wildlife Week offers activities for all ages and brings thousands of nature lovers to Pigeon Forge each year.

King Features cartoonist John Rose will be at this year’s event Saturday, January 24th through Monday, January 26th conducting a Snuffy Smith Cartooning Chalk Talk and a Children’s Cartooning Workshop. He will also be signing copies of his book, The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith, all three days. His schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

4:30 – 5:30 PM: A Bodacious Snuffy Smith Chalk Talk: John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith Cartoonist

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1:00-2:00 PM: Bodacious Cartooning for Kids Workshop: John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
*Must pre-register at Information Desk, Limit 100. Remember to bring paper and pencils!

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Book signing for The Bodacious Best Of Snuffy Smith all day in the vendor area.

MI – Nain Rouge Signing

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Josef Bastian and Patrick McEvey, the writer and artist of Nain Rouge, appear at Comic City’s Pontiac Location on January 28th from 3:00-5:00 PM to sign NAIN ROUGE!

Comic City
36931 Schoolcraft Road Livonia, MI 48150

NY – The Dying and the Dead #1 Signing

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Penciler Ryan Bodenheim and colorist Mike Garland will sign copies of the first issue of “The Dying and the Dead” from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Heroes Comic Shop on Saturday January 31, 2015!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

TX – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorPress Release:

Austin Books is excited to welcome back Scott McCloud, creator of the new First Second graphic novel, The Sculptor. Join us for a special Q&A on Sunday, February 8th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. This is a not-to-be missed discussion with the man that showed us exactly why we love comics so much in Understanding Comics!

About Scott McCloud:
Scott McCloud has been making comics professionally since 1984. But even more than his series Zot! or his Superman stories, McCloud is best known as the comic industry’s theorist with his books Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics. He also created the concept of 24 Hour Comics Day and has talked about the medium around the world.

About The Sculptor:
David Smith is giving his life for his art – literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the eleventh hour isn’t making it any easier. This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous portrait of the world’s greatest city. It’s also about the small, warm, human moment of everyday life. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work, now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking new work.

RSVP on Facebook!

Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

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