TN – Black-Eyed Kids Signings

Joe Pruett, Publisher of Aftershock Comics and writer of Black Eyed Kids, appears at both Rick’s Comic City locations on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. He’ll be at the Clarksville store from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM and the Nashville store from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

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RSVP for Nashville here…

Rick’s Comic City
1923 Madison Street, Ste H, Clarksville, TN 37043
(931) 919-2885

2710 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN 37214
615-883-7890

NE – Runaways #1 Launch Party

Writer Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl, Carry On, Eleanor & Park) appears at Legend Comics on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of the new RUNAWAYS series from Marvel. 

GET READY TO RUN! The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!

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Legend Comics & Coffee
5207 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 391-2377

CA – Legend of Korra Signing

Artist Irene Koh returns to Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, September 13th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the second printing of the LEGEND OF KORRA comic from Dark Horse! She will also will be signing and selling exclusive 5×7 Korrasami prints.

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Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
408-985-7481

WI – Mike Grell Signing

MIKE GRELL, comic book writer and artist best known for his outstanding work on DC Comics Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Superboy and the Legion of Superheroes, and Warlord, appears at Powers Comics all day on Saturday, September 9, 2017!

Mr. Grell will be selling art prints, signing comics and doing commissioned art sketches! Pre-orders will be encouraged, check with the store for details!

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Powers Comics & Collectibles
2180 S Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 884-8483

CA – Pocket Full of Colors Signing

Gallery Nucleus welcomes the wonderfully talented Brigette Barrager for a book signing on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM for her newest illustrated book Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire written by Jacqueline Tourville & Amy Guglielmo.

Signing Highlights:
– Brigette in attendance & signing
– Presentation on research and behind-the-scenes in creating the beautiful illustrations featured in the book
– Live process demo showcasing Brigette’s gorgeous techniques and creative process
– Nucleus exclusive print releases
– Free refreshments

Brigette Barrager is an artist, designer, writer, and the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She attended the California Institute of the Arts for Character Animation, where she earned herself a degree. Brigette spent some time working in animation before taking the plunge into book illustration, where she’s lived happily ever after. She resides in Los Angeles with her handsome husband, cute doggy, and terrible cat. She loves color relationships best, but if she had to pick a favorite, she’d choose pink. Visit Brigette online at BrigetteB.com.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

AZ – Hail to the Chin Signing

Bruce Campbell, star of Ash vs Evil Dead, will sign copies of his latest book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor at Barnes & Noble on Monday September 25th at 7:00 PM.

ABOUT HAIL TO THE CHIN:
It’s been 15 years since his first memoir but Bruce is still living the dream as a “B” movie king in an “A” movie world.

Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from where he left off in If Chins Could Kill with further hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions.

Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead.

Over the last 15 years, Bruce has become a regular on the Wizard World convention circuit, has created his @GroovyBruce twitter account with over 400,000 followers and a Facebook page with almost 250,000 likes. His profile and reach is lightyears beyond where it was for Chins.

Hail to the Chin will be bursting with pictures and the signature humor that Bruce brought to If Chins Could Kill and will be devoured by his legions of fans across the country.

Barnes & Noble
5130 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85711
520-512-1166

CA – Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Signing

Michael Ausiello appears in-conversation with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 PM.

Michael Ausiello—a respected TV columnist and founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com—remembers his late husband, and the lessons, love, and laughter that they shared throughout their fourteen years together. For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello’s insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor-in-chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment.

What many of his fans don’t know, however, is that while his professional life was in full swing, Michael had to endure the greatest of personal tragedies: his husband, Kit Cowan, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer.

In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, Michael tells the story of his harrowing and challenging last year with Kit while revisiting the thirteen years that preceded it, and how the undeniably powerful bond between him and Kit carried them through all manner of difficulty—always with laughter front and center in their relationship. Instead of a tale of sadness and loss, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies is an unforgettable, inspiring, and beautiful testament to the resilience and strength of true love.

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 16th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – Hollywood Babble On LIVE

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman appear at Carolines on November 6th and November 7th at 9:30 PM both for a live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

*Pre-sale starts August 9th and ends August 13th at 10:00PM ET

* Use promo code FNYCF

*Tickets go on sale to the public August 14th at 10 AM ET

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway, New York, New York 10019
(212) 757-4100

CA – Open House Signing

Corbin Bernsen, best known for his roles in Psych, LA Law, and the Major League film franchise, and his wife Amanda Pays appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM for an exclusive event.

Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living.

Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes perspective on home transformations, written in a personal, intimate style, with humor and honesty.

Open House needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Open House from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 31st at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

Baltimore Comic-Con Brings Veteran Creators, New Projects

August 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Making it 18 appearances out of 18 editions of the Baltimore Comic- Con, Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel, the masterminds behind Blood of the InnocentMars, and numerous other creations, will lead their loose-knit, hard-hitting band of creators under the Insight Studios banner into the Baltimore Convention Center for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con, FridaySunday, September 22-24. At the show, they’ll be joined by acclaimed ComicMix, DC, and First Comics editor Mike Gold, as well as studio mates, G. D. FalksenMark Redfield, and Evelyn KrietePurchase your tickets in advance to avoid waiting in extra lines at the show.

While frequently noted for their award-winning solo careers, both Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel are frequently reminded by fans of their success as collaborators. TarzanJonny QuestTitanic Tales, and Doctor Cyborg are just a few of their other projects together. Most recently, over the past two years, they have fully restored their acclaimed Vertigo graphic novel Breathtaker for Titan Comics. Additionally, they’ve developed a companion touring show of the original art for the project organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum. Long out of print, it was originally serialized and then collected into a best-selling trade paperback by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint 20 years ago, where it was a best-seller. Their work, both together and separately was extensively profiled in IS Art: The Art of Insight Studios.

“We tell anyone who asks that the Baltimore Comic-Con remains one of the most staunchly comic-centric conventions on the circuit. Yes, we’re biased toward our hometown show, but that doesn’t explain the staying power, the guest-to-fan ratio, and the amazing atmosphere of this convention. The guest list just can’t be beat by any other show of this size or even many that are quite a bit bigger,” said Mark Wheatley. “We’re extremely happy our big, annual gathering of the tribe happens right here in Baltimore, and we’re looking forward to making some great announcements.”

Inducted in July into The Overstreet Hall of Fame, Mark Wheatley most recently has continued his string of popular Doctor Who covers for Titan, completed a set of Stargate Atlantis cover for American Mythology, and provided the cover and interior illustrations for the new novel Man Of War by Heidi Ruby Miller from Meteor House, which continues the Two Hawks series from Philip Jose Farmer. Prior to that, his work for CBS Television was featured on The Millers2 Broke Girls, and Super Clyde, and the Square Roots pilot for ABC. In print, he was featured in the acclaimed Jungle Tales Of Tarzan from Dark Horse Comics, on the cover of the Meteor House release of Exiles of Kho by Christopher Paul Carey, and his own well-received art book, Stars, which presents elaborate line art portraits of actors, musicians, and authors. With a track record that includes Frankenstein MobsterRadical DreamerReturn of the HumanHammer of the GodsEZ StreetSkultar, and Lone Justice, Wheatley is an Inkpot, Mucker, Gem, Speakeasy, and Eisner award-winning creator. He has lectured at the Library of Congress, exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, created set pieces for The Black Eyed Peas, designed for Lady Gaga, and contributed designs to ABC’s Beauty and the Beast. He will be displaying art from Doctor Cthulittle, his innovative new project in collaboration with studio members G. D. Falksen and Evelyn Kriete. See more of Mark’s work at markwheatleygallery.com.

Marc Hempel grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Baltimore, Maryland, where he plies his craft on such diverse projects ranging from his own GregoryTug & Buster, and Naked Brain to Disney Adventures, and from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser to “The Kindly Ones” in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman. Hempel’s art has also appeared in MADMarvel FanfareEpic IllustratedHeavy MetalFlinchMy Faith in FrankieThe DreamingLuciferMunden’s BarNickelodeon Magazine, and a 21-page Escapist story for Dark Horse Comics. His series The Love Brothers has appeared in Aces Weekly.

ComicMix.com editor-in-chief Mike Gold is a 40-year veteran of the comic book field, having co-founded the Chicago Comicon as well as First Comics with Rick Obadiah, later serving as group editor/director of editorial development of DC Comics, and as a packager of comics with arrogant MGMS. Among the many projects he edited and helped develop are American Flagg!Jon Sable FreelanceGrimJackThe Flash,Green ArrowThe QuestionLegendsBreathtaker, and Mars. Gold is also a long-time political activist and broadcaster, presently doing the show Weird Sounds Inside the Gold Mind on getthepointradio.com. He was the recipient of the Hero Initiative Humanitarian of the Year Award, given at the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2011.

Mark Redfield is an American actor, author, artist, and filmmaker whose films include Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2002) and The Death of Poe (2006) and whose award-winning audio dramas includes Sinbad and the Pirate Princess also starring Caroline Munro and Martine Beswicke. Voice work includes audio books A Christmas Carol that features cover art by Mark Wheatley and Hunted by Mark Hewitt, an in-depth look at the unsolved Zodiac Killer case. His art and cartoons are collected all over the world and his vampire novel Cult of the Nosferatu is available from Amazon. His novella The Chaney Murder Case with another cover by Mark Wheatley is now available. A Poe Scholar, his 20-hour audio dramatization of Edgar Allan Poe’s life will debut in 2018.

G. D. Falksen is an author, lecturer, public speaker, and actor. He also studies history and has consulted for Disney. He is the author of The Ouroboros Cycle series, The Transatlantic Conspiracy, and several other works of fiction. He is a voice actor for and co-writer of the animated film Hullabaloo and an accompanying educational series titled Ask The Professor.

Evelyn Kriete is an editor, producer, artist, stylist, marketing adviser, social media strategist, and new media coordinator. She is also a crowdfunding consultant for Indiegogo and ComicMix. Through crowdfunding she has raised over $1 million for various projects, including the animated film Hullabaloo, which she is producing alongside film creator James Lopez. She has previously worked on the staff of literary publications such as Weird Tales and Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine.

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

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