The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses returns in 2017 with an updated orchestral adventure! The show will feature an all new movement from Skyward Sword, a much-anticipated Breath of the Wild arrangement, and the return of a classic that might just make some wishes come true!
Celebrating 30 years of stirring virtual adventure and memorable soundtracks with live orchestral renditions directly approved by franchise producer Eiji Aonuma, The Symphony of the Goddesses is now in its fourth season. The two-hour concert comes to life with a 66-piece orchestra, 24-person choir, and a reimagined score that draws from recent and requested Zelda games, including A Link Between Worlds, Twilight Princess, and the remake of Majora’s Mask, while still paying homage to such classics as Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past.
The concert’s five-movement symphony regales ears with Nintendo composer Koji Kondo’s original music, recalling moments of Link conquering dungeons, running through forests, and struggling to decide what color tunic to wear.
Throughout the evening, a video collage syncs up with the adventurous tunes to spotlight exciting moments from the venerable franchise.
Tour schedule is below. Get your tickets today, available through the symphony’s website.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina — March 17, Theatre Coliseo
- Santiago, Chile — March 18, Cariola Theater
- Birmingham UK – April 16, The NEC
- Minneapolis, MN – May 20, Orpheum Theater
- Mexico City, Mexico – June 11, Auditorio Nacional
- Denver, CO – June 30 and July 1, Boettcher Concert Hall
- Austin, TX – July 7, Long Center
- San Diego, CA – July 21, San Diego Civic Theatre
- Vienna, VA – July 22, Wolf Trap
- San Francisco, CA – Aug. 4, Davies Symphony Hall
- Quebec City, Quebec – Sept. 9, Grand Théâtre de Québec
- Toronto, Ontario – Sept. 15, Sony Centre
- Seattle, WA – Sept. 22, Paramount Theatre
- Portland, OR – Sept. 23, Keller Auditorium
- Los Angeles, CA – Sept. 30, Dolby Theater
- Kansas City, MO – Oct. 6, Kansas City Music Hall
- Memphis, TN – Oct. 7, The Orpheum Theatre
- Des Moines, IA – Oct. 8, Des Moines Civic Center
- New York, NY – Oct. 20, United Palace Theatre
- Boston, MA – Oct. 21, Wang Theater
- San Antonio, TX – Oct. 27, Majestic Theatre
- Baltimore, MD – Nov. 3, Lyric Theatre
- Cleveland, OH – Nov. 4, State Theatre
- Columbus, OH – Nov. 5, Ohio Theater
- Phoenix, AZ – Nov. 6, Phoenix Symphony Hall
- Jacksonville, FL – Nov. 9, Times Union Center
- Durham, NC – Nov. 10, Durham PAC
- Norfolk, VA – Nov. 11, Chrysler Hall
- Atlanta, GA – Nov. 16, Cobb Energy PAC
- Knoxville, TN – Nov. 17, Knoxville Civic Auditorium
- Chicago, IL – Nov. 18, Chicago Auditorium Theatre
- London, England – Nov. 21, Eventim Apollo
- Dusseldorf, Germany – Nov. 24, Mitsubishi Electric Hall
- Barcelona, Spain – Nov. 25, Auditori Forum
- Florence, Italy – Nov. 26, Mandela Forum
- Vancouver, BC – Nov. 30, Queen Elizabeth Theater
- Edmonton, AB – Dec. 1, Northern Jubilee Auditorium
- Calgary, AB – Dec. 2, Southern Jubilee Auditorium
- Milwaukee, WI – Dec. 3, Riverside Theater
- Montreal, QB – Dec. 8, Place des Arts
- San Jose, CA – Dec. 9, City National Civic
- Pittsburgh, PA – Dec. 14, Heinz Hall
- New Orleans, LA – Dec. 15, Saenger Theater
- Miami, FL – Dec. 16, The Arsht Center
- Oklahoma City, OK – Dec. 29, Civic Center Music Hall
- Salt Lake City, UT – Dec. 30, Abravenal Hall
The Mike Wieringo TELLOS Tribute is a 500 page, original graphic novel presented in two oversized, hardcover volumes. It features the artwork of over 200 of the comics industry’s most popular and talented artists and is dedicated to the memory of late artist, Mike Wieringo, with all proceeds from this project being donated to the ASPCA in Mike’s name.
Three years in the making, the Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute continues the adventures of characters made popular in the original Tellos series created by Mike and writer Todd Dezago and published by Image Comics. They are; Jarek—a young hero with magical abilities he does not yet understand, Koj—a tiger-warrior who is both Jarek’s partner and protector, Serra—the young pirate queen who finds herself somehow linked to these two reluctant heroes and, Rikk—the fox-thief bent on finding his fortune but, more often than not, finds trouble instead.
In this tale, they are reunited to stop the dread Sur-Azal, the ruthless leader of the denizens of Nether, slithering, scuttling creatures that dwell far beneath the lands of Tellos. As Sur-Azal and his minions move to make Tellos habitable once more for his primordial brethren, other dark creatures called The Baden sweep across the many kingdoms, terrorizing and possessing the bodies of the population.
Produced by a dazzling array of Mike’s friends, fans, and colleagues, the Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute is dedicated to the memory of this kind, caring, and talented artist and friend.
PLEASE NOTE: In an attempt to insure that all monies go to the ASPCA, we have made this a very limited offer; The two volumes — shipping in June and September of this year — are unique in that they will only be offered in this format ONE TIME and ONE TIME ONLY. These exclusive books WILL NOT be available in any stores. The only way to order the Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute is here, on this website. Once initial ordering is done, it’s done. This means ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Purchase the book and get more details at the website: www.MikeWieringoTellosTribute.com
The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is pleased to announce that it has begun conducting its 2017 original art auction fundraiser using the Ebay platform.
There are over eighty items from the world of pop culture created by over seventy of the nation’s top cartoonists, illustrators, and animators past and present. While primarily featuring original hand-drawn artwork, also available will be limited edition prints, posters, sculptures, books, and other collectibles featuring your favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, and movies.
Some of the artists represented in the sale include Bruce Timm, Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, Jack Davis, Jerry Robinson, Hilary Barta, Drew Johnson, Charlie Adlard, J.G. Jones, Patrick McDonnell, Lynn Johnston, Kazu Kibuishi, C.F. Payne, Jan Eliot, Jim Borgman, Rick Kirkman, Nico Marlet, Mo Willems, Paul Coker, Jr., Bill Morrison, Dean Yeagle, Mort Walker, Dan DeCarlo, Dan Piraro, Stephen Silver, and Oscar-winning Pete Docter to name a few.
All the money raised will go to the NCSF, a fully licensed 501(c)(3) charity, to help them continue their work in assisting cartoonists in need, providing scholarships to students, and further promoting the cartoon arts which has been the hallmark of the National Cartoonists Society since its inception in 1946.
Listings began posting on Ebay.com under seller name NCSFoundation on February 2nd, and auctions will last for ten days, ending on Sunday, February 12.
All the art may be viewed immediately on a special website from the NCSF found at ncsfoundation.blogspot.com
In addition, the NCS Foundation is a member of PayPal Giving Works, which means that anyone who sells items on Ebay may select the NCSF as a recipient of a portion of their sales. Please consider donating to the NCSF when you list your items.
In an effort to find new and aspiring comic book talent, DC Entertainment’s Talent Development Team is kicking off the 2017 Artists Workshop today, with online applications being accepted now through March 1st at DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com. DC’s Writers Workshop will begin accepting online applications on March 1, through March 31, 2017.
DC’s Talent Development Workshops are led by an all-star talent line-up including Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, Klaus Janson and Andy Kubert. The series of workshops are designed to give access and a voice to new and prospective talent, providing an opportunity to showcase their work following intensive DC workshop sessions.
DC’s Talent Development website offers extensive tips, advice and recommended reading to help potential applicants navigate the submission process. Both workshops will take place in fall 2017.
“Following a highly successful inaugural year that saw DC Workshop alum receiving numerous assignments on our books, we’re excited to embark upon a new search for up and coming talent with the 2017 Workshops,” stated DC Entertainment Vice President of Talent Development, Bobbie Chase.
About the Artists Workshop
The 2017 Artists Workshop was developed by DC with world-renowned artists Jim Lee, Klaus Janson, and Andy Kubert. Visit DCComicsTalentWorkshop.com/artists-workshop for more information on the program and to see our newest DC Artist Workshop alums.
Competitive candidates will have an established portfolio of sequential art. For the artists selected via the online submission process, the Workshop will provide the knowledge and exposure required to cross the threshold into the competitive world of comic book publishing. Chosen artists will be asked to complete art assignments that will be critiqued by several top DC Artists. If the artists achieve the level of work required for the course they will then be invited to a two-week, intensive workshop at DCE’s Burbank offices.
About the Writers Workshop
The 2017 Writers Workshop was developed by DC with bestselling writer Scott Snyder. For selected candidates, the 2017 DC Writers Workshop will run in the summer/fall as an online real-time, weekly interactive seminar, for thirteen consecutive weeks. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in this highly competitive field.
Upon completion of the program, DCE’s Talent Development group will ensure successful participants are considered for positions on current DC titles.
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts contains over four-hundred pages of fully-realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda.
But enough about that, we want to see your artistic take on the world of Hyrule!
You have until Feb. 21 to submit your artwork. To enter, simply upload your Legend of Zelda inspired artwork to Instagram, tag @darkhorsecomics and use the hashtag #ZeldaArtContest in your caption.
One grand prize winner will receive The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts Limited Edition, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia!
Four runners up will receive The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and ALL entries will be considered to be featured on the official Dark Horse social media channels.
Winners will be selected by The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts editor Patrick Thorpe and will contacted by Feb. 24, 2017.
Rules and Regulations: DISCLAIMER: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Nintendo of America Inc. You are providing your information to Dark Horse Comics, Inc. and not to Instagram or Nintendo of America Inc. The information you provide will only be used for administering this contest and contacting the winner. © 2017 Nintendo. Games are property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. No purchase necessary. One online entry per person (per Instagram account). Contest entries only accepted if submitted by midnight (PST), February 21, 2017. Winner will be selected based upon the quality of submitted art (as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion) from all applicable entries and will be notified by February 24, 2017. Entry becomes the property of Dark Horse upon receipt. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Contest without further compensation. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants. Rules and Regulations:
DISCLAIMER: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Nintendo of America Inc. You are providing your information to Dark Horse Comics, Inc. and not to Instagram or Nintendo of America Inc. The information you provide will only be used for administering this contest and contacting the winner.
© 2017 Nintendo. Games are property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.
No purchase necessary. One online entry per person (per Instagram account). Contest entries only accepted if submitted by midnight (PST), February 21, 2017. Winner will be selected based upon the quality of submitted art (as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion) from all applicable entries and will be notified by February 24, 2017. Entry becomes the property of Dark Horse upon receipt. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Contest without further compensation. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants.
The bestselling March graphic novel trilogy broke new records yesterday by winning four major awards in the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards, more than any book in the awards’ history. March: Book Three, the concluding volume by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, was announced as the winner of:
- the Coretta Scott King Book Award (for outstanding African-American books for youth),
- the Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in young adult literature),
- the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (for most distinguished informational book for children),
- and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.
These honors for March: Book Three follow closely on the heels of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category, making it the first book to win both the Printz and the National Book Award.
“I’m delighted and honored that America’s librarians are supporting March with these awards,” said Congressman Lewis. “I love books and I love librarians. When I was growing up I tried to read every single thing I could. I hope these awards will help inspire all of our young people — and some of us not so young — to read, to learn, and to act. March is a guidebook reminding us that we all must speak up and stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just.”
The March trilogy, which depicts Lewis’s firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement, has previously won such honors as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. It is rapidly being adopted by universities and public school systems from New York to San Francisco, and recently spent six continuous weeks holding the top 3 spots on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Congressman Lewis accepted the YALSA Nonfiction Award on behalf of the three creators yesterday at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta. The King, Printz, and Sibert Awards will be handed out in ceremonies at the ALA Annual Conference in June.
On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would ultimately change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.
Image Comics wouldn’t have succeeded without the tremendous creativity and passion of its creators, the unwavering support of retailers, bookstores, and libraries, or the unbridled and unrelenting enthusiasm of the fans who show up each and every Wednesday to purchase Image titles. On Image Comics Day we celebrate together, nationwide, the exciting legacy that Image’s creator-owned publishing model has cultivated as we prepare for the next 25 years of amazing creator-owned comics to come.
There will be Image Comics promotions, giveaways, creator signings, social media events, and more—don’t miss out on all the festivities and check back to the events pages on imagecomics.com for more information and announcements about Image Comics Day celebrations near you.
Comics retailers are encouraged to jump on board this Image Day, February 1 and will be contacted by Jeff Stang, Director of Specialty Sales, with more information on how to participate.
Join us for the single most anticipated day of the year, as we come together and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics—but more importantly, the 25 years of true creative freedom and history-making storytelling from the best writers and artists in the world.
Some lucky fans got a big surprise when actor Chris Evans unexpectedly showed up at Comicazi, a comic shop in Somerville, MA, for a series of pranks which were captured on video (see below). The event was organized to advertise a contest Evans is currently running with Omaze in which participants contribute to charity for a chance to meet and participate in an escape room with him. Proceeds from the contest benefit Christopher’s Haven, a local nonprofit that provides support to kids fighting cancer.
Comicazi co-owner Mike Burke said they were contacted out of the blue by Omaze, whose team had previously scouted the store and found it ideal for their purposes. “Once everything was finalized, they had a crew set the cameras up the day before,” said Burke. “The next day Chris Evans came in to participate and get the whole thing going. He was a very nice guy.”
A Boston native, Evans has appeared in several comic book based movies most notably as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has previously benefited Christopher’s Haven at their fundraiser and two years ago famously visited their patients alongside actor Chris Pratt after winning a bet with the star of Guardians of the Galaxy that the New England Patriots would defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
photo courtesy of Comicazi
This year, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) features a whole new selection of 38 Silver Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event taking place Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at participating comic book shops worldwide.
Retailers on the FCBD Selection Committee chose 50 titles overall–12 Gold Sponsor comics and 38 Silver Sponsor comics–to provide fans a wide range of stories from which to choose and discover new genres and publishers. This year’s Silver Sponsor comics include Fresh off the Boat, Buffy: The High School Years, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob, Barbie, and more.
“We’re thrilled to see the range of titles with this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson Michael Moccio. “Free Comic Book Day is one of the most celebrated days in the industry. When so many people introduce family and friends to comics and their local comic shop for the first time, it’s important the titles reflect that varied interests of people coming to stores. We believe this is going to be one of the best Free Comic Book Days yet and we’re excited for everyone to experience it!”
A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, including the 12 Gold Sponsor comic books and 38 Sponsor comic books, can be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 28th, 2016. They can also be viewed online at www.freecomicbookday.com.
For more FCBD news and updates, visit www.freecomicbookday.com and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/freecomicbook, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/freecomicbook, or Instagram at freecomicbookday.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017: SILVER COMICS
ACTION LAB | MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADY BUG AND CAT NOIR FCBD 2017 EDITION
AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY | UNDERDOG FCBD 2017 EDITION
ANTARCTIC PRESS | STEAM WARS: STRIKE LEADER FCBD 2017 EDITION
ARCHIE COMICS | SONIC: GENSIS OF A HERO FCBD 2017 EDITION
AUTOMATIC PUBLISHING | LOOKING GLASS WARS: CROSSFIRE FCBD 2017 EDITION
BENITEZ PRODUCTIONS | LADY MECHANIKA FCBD 2017 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS | FRESH OFF THE BOAT FCBD 2017 EDITION
CHAPTERHOUSE | CAPTAIN CANUCK YEAR ONE FCBD 2017 EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS | BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS/PLANTS VS ZOMBIES FCBD 2017 EDITION
DC COMICS | DC COMICS SILVER BOOK FCBD 2017 EDITION
DRAWN & QUARTERLY | GUY DESLISLE & FINDAKLY/TRONDHEIM PREVIEWS FCBD 2017 EDITION
DRAWN & QUARTERLY | COLORFUL MONSTERS FCBD 2017 EDITION
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT | ANIMAL JAM FCBD 2017 EDITION
EPICENTER COMICS | TEX: PATAGONIA FCBD 2017 EDITION
FANTAGRAPHIC BOOKS | WORLD’S GREATEST FCBD 2017 EDITION
HUMANOIDS | THE INCAL FCBD 2017 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING | TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES FCBD 2017 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS | KID SAVAGE, CHAPTER ONE FCBD 2017 EDITION
KODANSHA | ATTACK ON TITAN FCBD 2017 EDITION
LION FORGE COMICS | CATALYST PRIME: THE EVENT FCBD 2017 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS | FCBD CLASSIFIED 2017 EDITION
NEW ENGLAND COMICS PRESS | THE TICK FCBD 2017 EDITION
NOBROW | HILDA’S BACK! FCBD 2017 EDITION
ONI PRESS | BAD MACHINERY FCBD 2017 EDITION
PAPERCUTZ | BARBIE FCBD 2017 EDITION
PAPERCUTZ | THE LOUD HOUSE FCBD 2017 EDITION
REBELLION | 2000 AD 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FCBD 2017 EDITION
RED 5 COMICS | KEYZER SOZE/THE RIFT FCBD 2017 EDITION
SCHOLASTIC | GRAPHIX SPOTLIGHT: TIME SHIFTERS FCBD 2017 EDITION
TITAN COMICS | MONSTER HIGH FCBD 2017 EDITION
TOKYOPOP | DISNEY DESCENDENTS FCBD 2017 EDITION
UDON ENTERTAINMENT | STREET FIGHTERS V: WRESTLERS SPECIAL #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
UNITED PLANKTON PICTURES | SPONGEBOB FREESTYLE FUNNIES FCBD 2017 EDITION
VIZ MEDIA | DRAGON BALL SUPER/BORUTO FCBD 2017 EDITION
YOUNEEK STUDIOS | MALIKA: WARRIOR QUEEN CHAPTER ONE FCBD 2017 EDITION
Z2 COMICS | THE BALLAD OF FRANKLIN BONNIESTEEL FCBD 2017 EDITION
ZENESCOPE ENTERTAINMENT | GRIMM FAIRY TALES FCBD 2017 EDITION
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017: GOLD COMICS
ARCHIE COMICS | BETTY & VERONICA #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
BONGO COMICS | BONGO COMICS FREE-FOR-ALL FCBD 2017 EDITION
BOOM! STUDIOS | BOOM! STUDIOS SUMMER BLAST FCBD 2017 EDITION
DARK HORSE COMICS | JAMES CAMERON’S AVATAR/BRIGGSLAND FCBD 2017 EDITION
DC COMICS | DC COMICS GOLD BOOK FCBD 2017 EDITION
IDW PUBLISHING | STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: MIRROR BROKEN FCBD 2017 EDITION
IMAGE COMICS | I HATE IMAGE COMICS FCBD 2017 EDITION
MARVEL COMICS | FCBD SECRET 2017 EDITION
ONI PRESS | RICK AND MORTY #1 FCBD 2017 EDITION
TITAN COMICS | DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS SPECIAL FCBD 2017 EDITION
VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT | X-O MANOWAR FCBD 2017 EDITION
VIZ MEDIA | THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS & OCARINA OF TIME FCBD 2017 EDITION
Uncanny Megan and the Costume SuperCenter bring you a step-by-step tutorial for creating a Raven (Teen Titans) cosplay.