Kurtis J. Wiebe and Ed Brisson sign at Arcane Comics on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm! There will also be having an art raffle for all attendees, and refreshments deliciously donated by Hilliard’s Brewery. This will be a comic book bash not to be missed. Be here or be square.
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Nathan Edmondson and Matt Southworth sign at Arcane Comics on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
5809 15th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Greg Rucka, Jennifer Van Meter, Brandon Jerwa, and Eric Trautmann sign on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Doors open at 10am-Midnight!
SALE: 10%-90% off storewide
$1.00 comics, games, rpg and toys!
Events for the kids all day!
Brandon Jerwa 1pm-6pm
Greg Rucka 3pm-6pm
Jennifer Van Meter 3pm-6pm
Eric Trautmann- ALL DAY! :)
1st 100 people for each signer will receive a
free limited edition print! :)
Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics
4230 Pacific Ave, Lacey, WA 98503
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Third Place Books on Saturday, April 20th at 6:30 pm!
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Dav Pilkey signs on Sunday April 21st at 1:00 PM!
In Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, the tenth adventure of our brief-bedecked champion of justice, Captain Underpants, our heroes George and Harold have been zombified. Why didn’t the Captain save them? The terrible Tippy Tinkletrousers went back in time to keep the boys from creating him in the first place! Can a changed history be re-changed back? Find out in this new adventure from Dav Pilkey.
Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.
4326 University Way, N.E., Seattle, WA 98105
Jane Espenson and Brad Bell, creators of Husbands, sign the new graphic novel at the University Bookstore on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00 p.m!
Written by Husbands creators Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, this is the comic-book continuation of the sitcom phenom. Husbands tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a drunken Vegas weekend. Now, a mystical wedding gift launches the couple on a series of adventures-a tongue-in-cheek journey through iconic genre realms-filled with obstacles that threaten to tear them apart. Follow Brady and Cheeks into a superhero showdown, a fairytale fantasy, a Holmesian mystery, an epic galactic battle, a madcap high school romp, and a saucy secret-spy thrill ride. Includes bonus “making of” material and a special introduction.
Jane Espenson grew up in Ames, Iowa where she watched too much television. At age 13 she attempted to write an episode of M*A*S*H. It didn’t work out. She attended college at UC Berkeley, studying linguistics as an undergrad and graduate student. While in grad school she submitted spec episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and got her tiny foot wedged in the last open door of show business. After winning a spot in the Walt Disney writers’ fellowship, she worked in sitcoms for a number years. Her first staff job at a drama was her job at Buffy the Vampire Slayer, followed by a year as Co-Executive Producer at Gilmore Girls, and brief stints as Co-Executive Producer of the cancelled FOX dramas Tru Calling and The Inside. She is currently Co-Executive Producer of the sitcom Jake in Progress, now airing on ABC on Monday nights. You can follow Jane on Twitter @JaneEspenson.
Brad Bell is showrunner and star of Husbands, the newlywed sitcom which made history as the first show online to be honored by prestigious television institute The Paley Center. Husbands remains the only new media series featured by The New Yorker, in a rave review that hailed Bell as “the standout.” Bell has worked as a satirist and recording artist since 2008, performing on YouTube and iTunes as the online persona Cheeks, and building a dedicated fan base. In 2012, Bell became Consulting Producer for VH1′s Pop Up Video. You can follow Cheeks on Twitter @gocheeksgo.
University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA 98105
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 pm.
Knisley weaves a lifelong love of food, a childhood raised by chefs, sparkling wit, delicious recipes and fresh, fun art in this graphic memoir depicting pivotal moments in her life in relation to the foods on her plate. A tasty treat for all the senses, foodies and artists alike will Relish Knisley’s story and style.
Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108
MegaCon preparations are underway, Stephen Wacker talks about nipples, and reports come in for the Toronto Comicon and more.
On March 1-3, 2013, the Washington State Convention Center was home to the 10th annual Emerald City Comic Con! While I’ve attended the show 2 years prior, the show had undergone a massive change, particularly opening up a whole new hallway, adding to the depth of the show, as well as the serious amount of star power in their guests both in media as well as the comic world.
In terms of size alone, ECCC now seems to belong in the upper echelon of top comic conventions, trailing only SDCC, NYCC, and being on par with heavy hitter shows such as C2E2, and WonderCon. Jim Demonakos has put together a consistently solid show, and judging from the positive comments from the artists and writers that I spoke to at the show, ECCC will continue to be a great presence in the comic con circuit.
Heading into the show, I seriously underestimated the intense love of comics the fans up in the northwest have, experiencing long lines from show exclusives such as Sex # 1 and the Walking Dead Governor Special, to artist commission lines for Bruce Timm, Adi Granov, Skottie Young, Charlie Adlard, and Humberto Ramos. Going upstairs to the celebrity room, I was able to witness extremely long lines for stars such as Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, and Gillian Anderson. Overall, this show was the perfect mix of celebrities and comics one would expect from a comic convention. While SDCC is focused more on the entertainment side of it all, the love of comics was still heavily prevalent at this show, which made me happy to see so many fans line up to meet their favorite creators. I can’t wait to see this show continue to grow and foster the next generation of comic fans!
And now, onto the pictures:
Welcome to ECCC!
Volunteers directing the flow of traffic.
The line anxious to get in inside the show.
Brian Posehn signing for Deadpool fans!
Mark Brooks drawing a beautiful Wonder Woman!
Mark Brooks Wonder Woman!
Mark Brooks brings his original art, including his Deadpool Gangnam Style!
Speaking of Gangnam Style, here’s some horseheads!
A beautiful Castle print done by Jason Palmer!
Adi Granov drawing an amazing Iron Man at his table!
Adi Granov Iron Man!
Chris Claremont talking to fans about his time with the X-Men!
Fiona Staples sketching for Hero Initiative!
Skottie Young drawing for fans at the show!
Scott Snyder signing for eager Batman fans!
Dan Didio hanging around the DC booth!
The line to buy a copy of the Governor’s Special at the start of the show!
Nothing funnier than telling people you were lining up to buy Sex in the morning.
Charlie Adlard sketching for fans!
Old school Nintendo games for sale!
Arcades out for people to play with! Nostalgia to the extreme!
Fans standing in line for Felicia Day and other celebrities!
An awesome lego display for fans to see up close and personal!
ECCC gets thumbs up!
COSPLAYERS! Cosplay was everywhere at the show, and here’s some of the best ones I saw.
The lovely Jessica Nigri!
2 Avengers with 2 Lokis.
What did you say about my mom???
Gambit and Rogue!
He-Man looking bored with Skeletor.
Superman and Lex Luthor!
Boba Fett and alien warrior!
Go go Power Rangers!
Cyclops and Jean Grey!
Black Mask vs. Batman!
The girls of Gotham being interviewed at the show!
Darth Vader showing aliens who’s boss.
Cable with baby Hope!
Spideys shooting webs!
Darth Maul on stilts playing the bagpipes. I couldn’t even make that up if I tried.
Captain Picard and crew grabbing lunch.
Cap before the Super Soldier Serum.
Walking Dead cosplay!
The best costume of the show!
See you next year!
Iron Man 3 gets a final trailer, Skottie Young and Ryan Ottley collaborate on a Superman sketch, and people report in from Emerald City Comicon, STAPLE!, and more.