Cartoonist Stephan Pastis speaks at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:30 PM!
Stephan Pastis is a hilarious American cartoonist. He began his career as an attorney, but decided to try his hand at cartooning. The result was Pearls Before Swine, which at its heart is about two friends: an arrogant Rat who thinks he knows it all and a slow-witted Pig who doesn’t know any better. In 2013, inspired to break out of the box of a daily comic strip, Pastis took on the new challenge of becoming a children’s author, penning the first book in a middle grade series called Timmy Failure, about an inept kid detective and his sidekick polar bear.
Stick around after the lecture for a lemonade reception and book signing in the Library. Stephan’s books will be available for sale before and after the lecture from Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Bestselling author Sarah Vowell appears at Lafayette College on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM to discuss her latest book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, described as an unconventional account of the Marquis de Lafayette’s service in Washington’s army, as part of the Jones Visiting Lecture series.
Her work explores how the young French aristocrat expected to discover an America united by the ideals of the Enlightenment but instead found divided allegiances — revolutionaries and loyalists — and a Congress often at odds with the Continental Army.
Vowell has written seven nonfiction books on American History, including Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot. Described as the “Queen of the literary hipster nerds” by Vanity Fair, Vowell is an American author, journalist, essayist, social commentator, and actress. She was a contributing editor for “This American Life” from 1996-2008, producing numerous commentaries and documentaries for the weekly public radio show broadcast and touring the country for many of its live shows. She has made several appearances on the “Late Show” with David Letterman, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” and “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.
Vowell is known for examining the connections between the American past and present. he offers personal, often humorous, accounts of everything from presidents and their assassins to colonial religious fanatics, as well as thoughts on American Indians, utopian dreamers, pop music, and the odd cranky cartographer.
You may recognize Vowell’s voice from the Pixar animated film “The Incredibles,” for which where she provided the voice for Violet Parr, the shy teenager. Born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Vowell earned a B.A. from Montana State University in 1993 in modern languages and literatures and a M.A. in art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996.
The Thomas Roy and Lura Forrest Jones Visiting Lecture Series was founded by Trustee Emeritus Thomas Roy Jones in 1973 to provide Lafayette College students with the opportunity to hear presentations by and interact with individuals of exemplary accomplishment in the academic world or in public life.
Lafayette College – Colton Chapel
730 High St, Easton, PA 18042
Tony Moore, artist and co-creator of The Walking Dead, appears at New Dimension Comics on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM to sign the 150th issue of Walking Dead! Moore has also worked on creator-owned titles including Fear Agent, Battle Pope, Brit, and The Exterminators as well as drawing runs on Ghost Rider, Punisher, Deadpool, and Venom for Marvel Comics.
As part of his Midwest Tour, Tony will have a variety of merchandise and art prints, including a signed and numbered limited edition silkscreen tour poster (only 10 available per shop!), Walking Dead #150 cover prints, and a raffle to win a super-rare painted Sketch Variant Walking Dead #1 Artist Proof Edition (only 1 per shop!). Tony will also be sketching, signing books, kissing hands, and shaking babies.
New Dimension Comics
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills
590 Pittsburgh Mill Circle, Tarentum, PA 15084
It is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Saturday January 9th. This comic book convention is held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located off of exit 9A from I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age (including college) are admitted free with a current id. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.
It is quite a site to behold with 60+ tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 5 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940’s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours one way just to shop at the show.
Special guest artists this show are graphic novelist Tony Bourne and local indy creator Steven Williams.
Any questions about the convention can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at www.philadelphiacomic-con.com. Or on facebook.com/PhiladelphiaComicCon.
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|PartyCon is half convention, half social meetup, and 100% rockin’ New Years celebration! In addition to the New Years party essentials like live music, tasty food, drinks, and dancing, we’ve added tabletop gaming, video game tournaments, anime screenings, and of course, lots of cosplay. You’ll also be able to meet comic artists, sci-fi authors, and buy awesome merchandise from dozens of vendors.
More than most geek gatherings, PartyCon emphasizes the social aspect of fandom. Maybe there’s a new board game you’re interested in, but you don’t have anyone to play it with. Play a demo match in our game room! Maybe your RPG group has broken up and moved away. Make some new friends and plot a new campaign as the balloons drop! Maybe you’re new to the area or it’s been tough to find that special someone that gets you. Kindle a new romance at one of our speed dating sessions and dance the night away!
And PartyCon is family friendly, too. Mom and dad can’t find a babysitter for the holiday? Bring the kids along and let their imaginations run wild! Whether it’s Breakfast with the Superheroes or our Giant Nerf Battle, there will be plenty for them to do!
So if you’re looking for a new and exciting way to kick off 2016…
…then join us at PartyCon!
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Artist Todd Nauck appears at Comix Connection for a signing on Saturday, December 19th, from noon until 2:00 PM! Todd is a native son of the Mechanicsburg area and spent some time with us last year during his time in town for the holidays, and we’re very excited he’ll be here again! Last trip, Todd had prints, sketchbooks, original art on hand and didn’t mind doing commission sketches during the signing. So mark this on your calendar, go through your back issues, get a sketchbook, and come see Todd on December 19th!
Todd Nauck is a well known artist of the comic book industry and has worked regularly for Marvel, DC, and Image Comics, with credits including Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Spider-Man: The Real Clone Saga, Nightcrawler, Teen Titans, Young Justice, Invincible Universe, as well as countless others. Nauck is also the artist of the best selling comic book of the 2000’s: Amazing Spider-Man #583: the Spider-Man/Barack Obama Team-Up. Todd Nauck was recently the artist of two exclusive prints for Disneyland: Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, that coincided with the two movie releases. Nauck is the artist of children’s books The Amazing Spider-Man Storybook Collection, This is Spider-Man, Spider-Man vs. The Lizard, and Spider-Man vs. Mysterio, by Disney Publishing. Nauck’s art has also been prominently featured on the season 8 finale of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as episodes of ESPN’s Super Bowl Sunday edition of NFL Sunday Countdown and SportsCenter. For updates on Nauck’s upcoming projects, appearances, and more, visit toddnauck.com.
Mechanicsburg Artworks Building
Carlisle Pike 6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Writer Vito Delsante, co-creator of STRAY, appears at Pittsburgh Comics on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to sign copies of ACTIONVERSE #0!
113 East McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA 15317
Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center on December 4-6, 2015 with guests including Sean Astin, Tommy Flanagan, Jason Mewes, Ric Flair, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt, Adrian Paul, Corbin Bernsen, William Katt, Walter Koenig, Amy Allen, Nalini Krishan, Naomi Grossman, Larry Thomas, Ken Kelly, Ani-Mia, and many more!
The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center. It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables, artist alley, and celebrity guests. At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q&As, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!
The ToonSeum is proud to present VADER AND FRIENDS: A Presentation and Book signing with best-selling author and award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” What if “I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars™ moments a fresh twist, showing that the trials and joys of parenting are universal, even in a galaxy far, far away.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the pitching and creation of one of the best-selling STAR WARS book series.
The cost for this event is $25 per person. This fee includes your admission to Jeffrey’s presentation and a copy of Darth Vader and Friends (a $14.95 value) which can be signed by the author. Tickets available at the link…
Each Single Ticket purchase = 1 admission and 1 copy of Darth Vader and Friends
Each Family Four Pack purchase = 4 admissions and 2 copies of Darth Vader and Friends
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to time constraints the author will only sign books or prints purchased as part of this event.
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222