VIZ Media the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, and ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world, are proud to welcome one of Japan’s preeminent manga artists – Takeshi Obata – for his first-ever U.S. personal appearance. His visit is co-presented by The Japan Foundation.
The acclaimed artist of smash hit manga (graphic novel) series such as DEATH NOTE, BAKUMAN。, HIKARU NO GO, RALΩGRAD and ALL YOU NEED IS KILL will appear at several events during the 2014 New York Comic Con. Taking place October 9th- 12th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest pop culture convention. Full details on the show are available.
During the convention, Takeshi Obata will appear in person on two panels, on Thursday October 9th as part of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP panel and on Friday October 10th with an overview of his incredible catalog of works. He will make an exclusive signing appearance at the Javits Convention Center on Thursday Takeshi Obata will also make a pair of additional appearances around New York as part of ReedPOP’s New York Super Week on Friday October 10th at Kinokuniya Book Store and Saturday October 11th at Barnes & Noble.
Fans are invited to stop by the VIZ Media Booth (#1944) on Thursday October 9th for details and to secure advance tickets for the exclusive New York Comic Con Takeshi Obata signing, taking place the same day at 7:30pm at the Javits Center. Signing tickets will be distributed on a first come/first served basis promptly at 1:00 pm and again at 4:30pm. (There will be no advance line-up until 15 minutes before ticket time). Each attendee that secures a ticket will receive an exclusive shikishi signing board that Obata will autograph.
Fans may also select from a wide array of Obata manga titles available for purchase at the VIZ Media booth, including special advance copies of his newest work, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, a deluxe omnibus manga treatment of the Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s hit sci-fi novel that inspired the action blockbuster Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise. It will debut under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump Advanced imprint on November 4th. Other acclaimed Obata manga titles including DEATH NOTE, BAKUMAN。, HIKARU NO GO and RALΩGRAD will also be available for purchase.
THE FUTURE OF WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Panel Featuring Takeshi Obata
Thursday, October 9th; 6:00pm – 6:45 pm; Javits Center – Room 1A10
Join the staff of VIZ Media’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP as well as editors from Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine to welcome Takeshi Obata for an enlightening personal discussion on what’s new and what’s next for the long-running manga anthology which launched best-selling titles such as NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL as well as Obata’s BAKUMAN。and DEATH NOTE series.
WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP PRESENTS: Manga Artist Takeshi Obata
Friday, October 10th; 5:00pm – 5:45pm; Javits Center – Room 1A10
Join special guest Takeshi Obata along with his editor, Koji Yoshida, for an insightful conversation about Obata’s beginnings as an artist, his extensive history working in the manga industry, and the creative process behind his works. Don’t miss this!
Takeshi Obata also will participate in a pair of special off-site signings as part of New York Super Week takes place October 3rd – 12th immediately preceding New York Comic Con and is a unique immersive pop culture event where the entire island of Manhattan becomes a playground for a colorful array of superheroes, villains, cosplayers, artists, celebrities and passionate fans of from all over the world that gather to take part in a variety of themed events all over the City including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, Information & tickets to New York Super Week events are available now at:
Kinokuniya Book Store, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
Attend a special free evening event with Takeshi Obata, a pivotal figure from Japan’s vibrant manga industry, on Friday October 10th from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Kinokuniya. All participants must secure a Super Week event ticket and will receive a free autographed Shikishi signboard with the on-site purchase of one of Obata’s works. (*Note: Obata will only sign the provided shikishi
Free tickets for this event can be secured at the link….
Takeshi Obata Barnes & Noble Signing Event
Barnes & Noble – Tribeca, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
Barnes & Noble and VIZ Media welcome Takeshi Obata for another free exclusive appearance as part of New York Super Week on Saturday October 11th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. All participants must secure a free Super Week event ticket in advance and will receive an autographed Shikishi signboard with the on-site purchase of one of Obata’s works. (*Note: Obata will only sign the provided shikishi and on-site purchased book)
“We’re very honored to welcome Takeshi Obata, creator of some of the most popular and beloved manga worldwide, for these very special live events as part of the 2014 New York Comic Con,” says Leyla Aker, Vice President, Publishing, VIZ Media. “From the paranormal suspense of DEATH NOTE, to an insider’s story of the manga industry in BAKUMAN。, to the sci-fi thriller ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, Obata’s work has consistently drawn wide acclaim and captivated millions of readers around the world. Please join us to celebrate his first-ever U.S. appearance!”
Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP manga series DEATH NOTE, BAKUMAN。 and HIKARU NO
GO (all published by VIZ Media). He is the winner of the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize’s Shinsei “New Hope” Award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga Award.
Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and his newest manga work, the sci-fi action series ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, which is based on Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s best-selling novel.
For more information on Takeshi Obata’s manga titles or other manga titles published by VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
Long Beach Comic Con Announces Full Slate of Programming
LBCC14_FullProgram Long Beach, CA (September 25, 2014) – Long Beach Comic Con will present more than 80 panels over two days this weekend, September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The panels run the gamut of a wide array of pop culture topics, including:
Celebrations of comic book icons Archie, Batman, The Crow and Hellboy.
Conversations about pop culture phenomenon The Katniss Chronicles: Hear the Girl on Fire; Honest Trailers; Robot Chicken.
Topical and timely discussions about diversity in the comic book industry: Prism Comics panel, It’s a Queer, Queer World!; Race & Comics; She Makes Comics: A Documentary Celebration of Women in Comics; and more. And the details for the Dwayne McDuffie Award will be formally announced Saturday, September 27 at 10:30 AM.
Animation panels dedicated to popular cartoons and appearances by Greg Weisman and Man of Action’s Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle.
Kids programming including interactive panels where kids can learn how to draw the Simpsons and Futurama characters and “how to draw your dragon.”
Horror programming, with a panel moderated by Horror Writers Associated and a panel sponsored by the films VHS Viral and ABCs of Death 2 with new trailers for both films.
A Young Adult panel featuring best-selling novelists Leigh Bardugo, Robin Benway, Cecil Castellucci, Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston, and Margaret Stohl
A Banned Books Week discussion led by the Newport Beach Branch Library with bestselling writer Joshua Hale Fialkov and SALON contributor Samuel Sattin
#MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists can learn from comic book professionals. Over two days, workshops will walk through the entire #makecomics process: from writing and drawing to running a Kickstarter and publicizing your work.
“We’re so excited for fans to experience the robust programming slate for Long Beach Comic Con,” said Phil Lawrence, Co-founder and Sales Director of Long Beach Comic Con. “It’s our most ambitious year to date for programing and we’re thrilled to offer panels that speak to the diverse interests and passions of comic book fans.”
Earlier this month, Long Beach Comic Con announced the Guests of Honor for show:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Archie Comics’ AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE)
Mike Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER)
Laura Allred (Marvel Comics’ SILVER SURFER
Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Production’s ASYLUM)
Joe Casey (Man of Action, BEN 10)
Amanda Conner (DC Entertainment’s HARLEY QUINN)
Chris Dingess (Skybound Entertainment’s MANIFEST DESTINY)
David Gallaher (Bottled Lightning’s THE ONLY LIVING BOY)
Joe Kelly (Man of Action, BEN 10)
JT Krul (Aspen’s JIRNI)
Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics’ HELLBOY)
James O’Barr (THE CROW)
Jimmy Palmiotti (PaperFilms’ SEX & VIOLENCE)
Jamie S. Rich (Oni Press’ Archer Coe and the Thousand Natural Shocks)
Duncan Rouleau (Man of Action, BIG HERO 6)
Steven T. Seagle (Man of Action, BIG HERO 6)
Marc Silvestri (Top Cow)
Richard Starking (Image Comic’s ELEPHANTMEN)
Babs Tarr (DC Entertainment’s BATGIRL)
“In addition to the panels, fans will be able to talk to exhibiting publishers including Archie Comics, Aspen Comics, Bottled Lightning, Man of Action/Image Comics, PaperFilms, Skybound Entertainment, Storm King Productions, Top Cow, and Valiant Entertainment,” said Martha Donato, Long Beach Comic Con Executive Director and Co-Founder. “Early online buzz, social media chatter and advance ticket sales all point to this being a terrific weekend. I strongly urge fans to buy their tickets in advance and arrive early both days before the show opens.”
Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests and exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Con, Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 28 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now through the website: www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
You can download the LBCC programming schedule as a PDF.
About Long Beach Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Con is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2014 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, during the weekend of October 9-12.
BOOM! and its imprints KaBOOM!, Archaia, and BOOM! Box can be found at booth number 1344 and will host the following creators at varying times all weekend (please check at the booth for signing times):
Bryce Carlson (Hit)
Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop)
Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)
David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
Dan Fogler (Moon Lake)
Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)
Jake Lawrence (Teen Dog)
James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic)
Jason Starr (The Returning)
Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshley)
Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring)
Matt Gagnon (Day Men)
Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow)
Natasha Allegri (Bee and PuppyCat, Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake)
Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Sleepy Hollow)
Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest, Fiction Squad)
Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, the War After)
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
Additionally, throughout the weekend, fans can buy original customized sketches on BOOM!’s “Get-A-Sketch” covers from several different artists, including:
Allison Strejlau (Regular Show)
Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors)
Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors)
Travis Hill (Adventure Time)
Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at New York Comic Con include Humberto Ramos (Fairy Quest), Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Chris Eliopoulos (Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse), Ed Brisson (Sons of Anarchy), Frank J. Barbiere (Black Market), Michael Moreci (Curse), Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), Josh Williamson (RoboCop), Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (Translucid), Brent Schoonover (Mr. Murder Is Dead), Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo), Chandra Free (The God Machine), Andrew E.C. Gaska (Space: 1999), Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson (Beautiful Scars), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Planet of the Apes), Garry Brown (Sons of Anarchy), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Justin Jordan (Deep State), Rafael Albuquerque (Savage Brothers), Marcus To (Cyborg 009, Hacktivist), Deron Bennett (Hacktivist), Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball), Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit), Stephanie Hans (Suicide Risk), and Tessa Stone (Regular Show: Hydration).
BOOM! Studios will also host a number of panels and debut numerous exclusive convention variant covers and limited edition items during the convention. Further details will be released next week. For tickets and more information on New York Comic Con, visit their site at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
The Boston Comics Roundtable, in conjunction with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of Hellbound V: End of Comics. Aptly themed, this will be the final installment in a series of original horror comics anthologies from some of Boston’s most celebrated creators. No fear or phobia will be left unprovoked.
Debuting on October 4th at the fifth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), Hellbound V will also be available at select local comics shops and conventions. This limited edition, 9 by 5 inch, two-tone Risograph printed run, geared toward “Mature Readers”, will feature seven stories and two fold-out pages, boasting a roster of familiar names and new contributors, alike.
Hellbound series creator Roho will resume his role as designer and publisher. Stephen Cartisano, who has had a hand in every Hellbound release since the New England Art Award nominated Volume II: Box of Evil, returns as Editor. Returning contributors include Dan Mazur (Comics: A Global History), Ellen T. Crenshaw (Nobodies Volume II, Womanthology), Alison Burke and Tara Harris (A.R.R.O.), Patrick Flaherty, E.J. Barnes (Tales of the Ling, An Invitation to the World of Luisa Felix), and Clayton McCormack (Dead Meat, Heavy Metal Magazine). Joining them for the first time on this volume are Gary Bonesteel (Killer Ink Comics), Ben Doane (Subcultures), and Brenton Barnes (Bartkira, Mister Reusch’s Black and White Illustration Book).
The Hellbound series has received much critical acclaim, having grown “increasingly stylish in presentation,” according to Rob Clough of High-Low. Katy England, of The Maine Edge, deemed Volume IV: GULP! to be “well worth adding to any collection,” while Brigid Alverson of Robot 6 marveled at the “impressive craftsmanship” contained within its pages.
Featuring illustrations by Dan Moynihan (Nickelodeon Magazine, Heeby Jeeby Comix), and up and comer Jerel Dye (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Pigs Might Fly), Hellbound V: End of Comics promises to end the series with a bang… and perhaps some whimpering, too.
Comic Art House takes New York Comic Con by storm! All artists will have original art for sale and prints! Most artists will be accepting commissions on site! You can find our very talented artists all in one place!
Agnes Garbowska C15
Autumn Frederickson P15
Ben Templesmith M1
Billy Fowler I15
Cat Staggs I8
Chrissie Zullo I18
Christian DiBari J14
Christopher Uminga I17
Daniel Govar A3
Jim Calafiore V1
Jay P Fosgitt D12
Jeff Dekal A2
Jessica Cox (h-eri) V16
Joe Eisma W15
Edwin Huang W16
Katie Cook C10
Keron Grant BB11
Leo Leibelman S3
Mark Dos Santos B17
Mark Texeira F4
Matthew J Fletcher I16
Mike Lilly E18
Norman Lee O9
Pat Davidson B7A
Sara Richard A4
Scott Wegener I12
Stephane Roux E10
Secure your order!
In addition to these artists, Mike Henderson, Steve Scott, and Brent Peeples will be appearing at their publisher’s booths throughout the weekend!
Several artists, but not all, are accepting pre-orders for commissions, some for pick-up and some to be completed at the show. Commission slots are limited, so please contact me at email@example.com or text me at 603-657-0480.
We look forward to seeing you at NYCC and thank you for your patronage!
“Where’s Carl?” He’ll be at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, Saturday, Oct 25th (ONE DAY ONLY) in Orlando, FL.
CHANDLER RIGGS has just been added to our guest list along with cast members of The Walking Dead.
Visit our website www.spookyempire.com for advance discount tickets and VIP Packages!
MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.
MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.
This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.
MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org
The Walking Dead’s MELISSA McBRIDE is making her very first Spooky Empire appearance
Saturday and Sunday ONLY!
Get your advance tickets and VIP packages today and meet “Carol” from The Walking Dead at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, October 25-26 in Orlando, FL!
Visit our site www.spookyempire.com for tickets and more details!
MARVEL TELEVISION AND NETFLIX DEBUT THE CAST OF MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL, AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation Come to NYCC
NORWALK, CT – September 11, 2014 – Marvel Television and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced today that fans at this year’s NYCC will get to experience the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s Daredevil. In addition, fans will get an inside look at Marvel’sAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what’s next for Marvel Animation, with a spotlight on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Set and filmed in New York City, it is only fitting that Marvel’s Daredevil, which debuts exclusively on Netflix in 2015, be unveiled at NYCC. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, will lead a panel at NYCC on Saturday, October 11 with Marvel’s Daredevil show-runner Steve S. DeKnight and the series’ star-studded cast, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock / Daredevil). This will be the first time Marvel’s Daredevil cast will be assembled publicly to answer your burning questions about the series!
Marvel’s Daredevil is part of a partnership between Marvel Television, Netflix and the State of New York with all of the new television series being filmed in the streets of New York City. Filming kicked off with Marvel’s Daredevil and will continue to include series featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, andMarvel’s The Defenders. The alliance marks the largest film or television production project commitment in the history of New York State and will create 3,000 jobs and produce nearly 60 hours of television.
On Friday, October 10, Marvel Television will present a first look at the second season of its popular animated series Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. before its exciting season premiere onSunday, October 12 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.
Then, fans will experience the world premiere of an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,before it debuts on ABC on Tuesday, October 14th, in a panel moderated by Loeb.
“New York City is home to Marvel and some of the greatest fans in the world, so we ensured that Marvel Television brought its biggest panels ever to this NYCC!,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Not only will fans get to experience our incredible partnership with Netflix as we introduce the cast ofMarvel’s Daredevil for the first time, but they’ll get to see the world premiere of a new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and their first look at the future of all their favorite super heroes courtesy of Marvel Animation.”
“New York Comic Con shines a spotlight across pop culture and we’re excited this year for a great many things, but there’s a special place in the show for pop culture made right here in New York City,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We’re honored by Marvel Television’s overall commitment and humbled to play host to the cast of Marvel”s Daredevil. This is an important day for New York Comic Con and New York City.”
Specific details on Marvel Television’s New York Comic Con events…
Marvel Animation Presents
(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season two and the future of Marvel Animation.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)
Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!
Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
(Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM)
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.
New York Comic Con, taking place on October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City, is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. New York Comic Con’s panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world. Marvel’s Daredevil,Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. join additional film and television projects coming to New York Comic Con including The Walking Dead, Elementary, BIG HERO 6, and TOMORROWLAND.
More exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.comor and New York Comic Con’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
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