TX – Amory Wars Signing

Claudio Sanchez, creator of Amory Wars and lead singer of Coheed & Cambria, appears at Watchtower Comics on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM!

Claudio has a firm time limit for signings, so to ensure that everyone gets to meet Claudio and gets their comics signed here are the rules we have been given for the signing:

  • 2 item limit–comics only
  • Items are limited to Claudio’s comic work
  • No photos

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Watchtower Comics & Cards
12303 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077
(832) 617-8846

TX – FCBD: Batman #1 Variant Signing

Artist Scott Williams appears at The Bearded Monk at 8:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Presented by Nerd Nite Denton and More Fun Comics and Games.

Scott Williams has been working with the top talents in the comics world for over 20 years, and is most famous for being the artist/inker who helped give Image Comics their distinctive style when the upstart imprint launched in the ’90s. Besides his bold inkwork, Williams gained recognition helping with the coloring duties on the popular Joe Madureira series Battle Chasers. He’s also worked on books for every major publisher during his distinguished career, with notable runs for both DC and Marvel.

Williams has previously worked on X-Men, WildCATs, Gen¹³, Batman, Superman, and the crossover WildC.A.T.s/X-Men as well as Justice League, but more recently has inked All-Star Batman and Robin, penciled by Jim Lee and written by Frank Miller.

In 1993, he was nominated as a finalist for an Eisner Award as Best Inker, and in 2012 Scott was the Co-Recipient of the The Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame Award from the Inkwell Award committee.

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The Bearded Monk
122 E McKinney St, Denton, TX 76201

TX – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available at the link…

In this live event, “An Evening with Neil Gaiman” he will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and odd and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman.

“I make things up and write them down” is the way Neil Gaiman describes his varied art.

Today, as one of the most celebrated writers of our time, his popular and critically acclaimed works bend genres while reaching audiences of all ages. Gaiman’s bestselling contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story, Coraline. Another children’s novel, The Graveyard Book, is the only work to win both the Newbery (US) and Carnegie (UK) Medals – awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature.

Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which has garnered a large number of accolades including nine Eisner Awards, was described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into “art.” Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the greatest epic in the history of the form, an issue of Sandman was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Two of Gaiman’s speeches have gone viral. One of them, “Make Good Art,” an inspiring commencement address from 2012, received 1.5 million views (Vimeo and YouTube), and proved so popular it was released as a book illustrated and designed by Chip Kidd.

A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman credits librarians with fostering a life-long love of reading. He is a passionate advocate for books and libraries, and a supporter and former board member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. His blog has more than a million regular readers, and more than two million people follow him on Twitter. Born in England, Gaiman lives in the United States and teaches at Bard College. He is married to artist/musician Amanda Palmer, with whom he sometimes
performs.

Neil Gaiman has been honored with numerous awards around the world. Altogether, he has received 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award, 2 Mythopoeic Awards, and 15 Eisner Awards. Other honors include the Shirley Jackson Award, Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Prize (for his body of work), Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Defender of Liberty award, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Arts, one of the oldest American universities dedicated to the visual and performing arts and design.

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AT&T Performing Arts Center
2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 880-0202

TX – FCBD: Night Owl Society Signing

James Venhaus, creator of the IDW comic Night Owl Society, signs at Bankston’s Comics on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Bankston’s Comics
1321 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, Texas 76711
(254) 755-0070

TX – FCBD: Chew Signing

Artist Rob Guillory, co-creator of CHEW, signs at Bedrock City Comic Co. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Artist Rob Guillory is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning artist best known for his work on the New York Times bestselling series CHEW for Image Comics. Born, raised and currently living in the fine city of Lafayette, LA with his wife, their three kids and assorted alligator-fighting cats.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

TX – Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia Signing

ADAM BRAY and TRICIA BARR sign Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia at BookPeople on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00 PM.

ABOUT STAR WARS THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA
The saga in more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects.

With a galaxy of information on every page, Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect illustrated guide to everything Star Wars.

This beautiful visual tour of the Star Wars universe includes gallery upon gallery of stunning images and fascinating facts. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe.

A virtual museum in a book, DK’s Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia is the perfect pictorial companion to that galaxy far, far away….

ABOUT ADAM BRAY
Adam Bray is the author of DK’s Star Wars™ Rebels: The Visual Guide (seasons one and two), and a co-author for Ultimate Star Wars™, Star Wars™: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, and LEGO® Star Wars™: Chronicles of the Force. Adam is a contributor to the official blog at StarWars.com, and a guest commentator on many popular Star Wars fan podcasts.

ABOUT TRICIA BARR
Tricia Barr is a prominent blogger and podcaster who has been sharing her passion for Star Wars since cosplaying Princess Leia in 1977. She regularly contributes feature articles for Star Wars Insider and authored the award-winning space opera novel Wynde.

BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5050

 

TX – Pearls Hogs the Road Tour

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.

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Dallas Morning News
508 Young St, Dallas, TX 75202-4808

TX – Redneck #1 Signing

Writer Donny Cates (God Country, Paybacks) returns to Austin Books & Comics to sign the first issue of his new Image Comics title, Redneck #1 on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:00 AM!

About Redneck:
The Bowmans are VAMPIRES who have quietly run the local barbecue joint in their small town for years, living off cow’s blood. Their peaceful coexistence ends as generations of hate, fear, and bad blood bubble to the surface–making it impossible to separate man from monster!

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

TX – Paper Girls Signing

Artist Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls, Wonder Woman) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Friday, April 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

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

TX – ‘Namwolf #1 Signing

Fabian Rangel Jr. signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, April 19th at 4:00 PM.

About the creator:
Fabian Rangel Jr is a coffee addicted comic book writer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s the writer/co-creator of Doc Unknown (Dark Horse Comics), Space Riders (Black Mask Studios), Helena Crash (IDW), ‘Namwolf (Albatross), and Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre. He’s also worked on such properties as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, and Lucha Underground.

About ‘Namwolf:
When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you’re a werewolf.

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

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