CA – Art of Zootopia Signing

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Come hear the artists share stories from behind the scenes and see their development work for the movie ZOOTOPIA at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, March 12th. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the Art of Zootopia!

Featured Artists:
Normand Lemay – Story Artist
Benson Shum – Animator
Trent Correy – Animator
Mathias Lechner – Art Director
Shiyoon Kim – Character Designer
…more to be announced

Event Schedule:

2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A moderated by Ben Zhu
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing

Front Row VIP Reserved Seats available for $20 (does not guarantee availabilty of book for “seats only” option).

  • Waives admission fee.
  • Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
  • No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
  • Comes with a free bottle of water.
  • Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

FREE ADMISSION w/ purchase of The Art of Zootopia book (100 seats only, standing room also available).
$10 Admission at the door w/o book purchase. Details at the link.

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – The Homeless Channel Signing

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Matt Silady, an Eisner-nominated cartoonist and Chair of California College of the Arts MFA in Comics program, appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 PM. In June of 2007, Silady published his first graphic novel, The Homeless Channel, which was nominated for an Eisner award. Recent projects include serving as Guest Editor of the SF Weekly Comics Issue and the launch of the inaugural San Francisco Comics Festival.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

Long Beach Comic Expo Reveals Kids Programming Slate for 2016

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The Long Beach Comic Expo has shared with us their kids programming slate for their upcoming convention. The full programming announcement is expected later today.

LBCE Kids DeadpoolBeth Sotelo’s GRUMP
Who is that weird kid lurking out the window of his dilapidated house? It’s Grump! Join Beth Sotelo as she talks about the inspiration behind her wonderful creation, and shows you step by step how to draw Grump as well as other figures from your imagination!

Creating Your Own Super-Hero
Have you always wanted to create your own Super-Hero, but didn’t know how? Now you can learn! In this interactive session for kids, Ray-Anthony Height teaches how to create the Hero of your dreams.

Draw Off with Trav & Friends
Come join Travis Hanson, Eisner nominated fantasy illustrator, in an epic draw off for the ages! Test your imagination and artistic skills with special surprise guests Stephan Franck (iron giant, smurfs, silver), Ray a.height (midnight tiger), Ben Risbeck (fantasy and game illustrator), Joel Gomez (Wildstorm, gears of war) and more!

How to Draw Comics For Kids
Create your own comic book page with Felipe Smith and Juan Gedeon, two professional comic artists who will teach you the basics of how to draw and actual comic book page. See how the Pro’s do it, and then do it yourself!

How Your Kids Can Enjoy Cosplaying
Panelists: Minibobafett, Chihiro & Cheiko, ESJ Cosplay, Ainsley Parks
Educating on how to have the best experience with your kids in cosplay. Helpful hints and tips with some do’s, dont’s and bewares.

Kids Create Characters
Kids of all ages, come to this fun and informative session with artist and instructor Patrick Scullin. Learn how to draw and create your own characters and tell stories with pictures. Patrick is the creator of Super Siblings, the all ages comic series and Pandamonium, the Pirate Panda Adventure book.

My Little Pony
Join My Little Pony writer Christina Rice and My Little Pony artist Tony Fleecs as they guide you through their fun world and teach you how to create your own My Little Pony comic book story!

Sparking Creativity with The Art of the Squiggle
Join Mike Kunkel as he teaches kids how to spark their creativity by starting out with a simple squiggle. Adults might find this technique super helpful as well!

CA – We(l)come Back #1 Signing

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Writer Chris Sebela (High Crimes, Ghost, Escape from New York, Captain Marvel, Heartthrob) appears at Fantastic Comics on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of WE(L)COME BACK!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

CA – Hypno Comics 4th Anniversary

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Andrew C. Robinson (Grayson, Fifth Beatle, The Wake), Bob Layton (Iron Man, Secret Wars, Valiant Comics), Darrell May (The Untamed, Niobe), and Sebastian Jones (Dusu, Erathune, I am Awesome) appear at Hypno Comics on Saturday, February 13, 2015 for the store’s fourth anniversary celebration!

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

CA – Spectrum Signing

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Actor Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Frozen, Firefly, Star Wars: Rogue One) appears with co-creators Shannon Denton and PJ Haarsma to sign SPECTRUM at Illusive Comics and Games on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM! Free tickets are available at the link!

Press Release:

Come meet the creative team behind Spectrum, the comic within the Kickstarted show Con Man at Illusive Comics & Games!

The first issue of Spectrum releases on Free Comic Book Day, May 7th. We have 300 copies of the comic for this signing.

The tickets are free, but we hope you’ll donate to Parents Helping Parents. And, if you live too far to drive, we are offering a limited amount of tickets to have a signed comic mailed to you.

FAQ:
1. How many items can I get signed? One per person.

2. Will there be a fee? No, but we will be collecting donations for Parents Helping Parents.

3. What can I get signed? Just the comic Spectrum.

4. Can I get a photo? Only a very brief one, if your camera is ready, with Alan sitting at the table.

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Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481

CA – Dark Knight Returns Signing

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Writer/Artist Frank Miller appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove to discuss and sign “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition” on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 30th Anniversary Edition” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 20th at 9:00 AM.

· Limit 1 wristband per book
· Seating for discussion will be limited
· Wristbands and books will be limited
· Check back for more details when they become available

Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man.

The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin—a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Gathering of Young Adult Authors 2016

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Press Release:

A magical evening is in store for attendees of Mysterious Galaxy Books’s Gathering of Young Adult Authors at with V. E. Schwab, Kiersten White, Cecil Castellucci and Caragh M. O’Brien on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

David’s review of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, a Fantastic Firsts Pick, noted, “Featuring appealing main characters, splendidly wicked villains, and a horrifying conception of magic, Schwab’s fantasy will shock you and thrill you. Highly recommended!“ In A Gathering of Shadows, as Red London prepares for a magical competition, pirates and the shadows of other Londons loom on the horizon. Cecil Castellucci’s original SF adventure, Stone in the Sky, is new in paperback – or explore the pre-Force Awakens Lucasverse with her Princess Leia novel, Moving Target. High school English teacher turned novelist Caragh O’Brien is the author of the dystopian science fantasy Birthmark series, and psychological SF thrillers The Vault of Dreamers and The Rule of Mirrors, which take reality television to a terrifying new level. And San Diego’s own Kiersten White will discuss Illusions of Fate, her standalone fantasy, and tease readers with news of this summer’s brutally romantic novel, And I Darken, and maybe even her upcoming middle grade work!

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

CA – Cyrus Perkins Signing

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Dave Dwonch, writer of Double Jumpers, Ghost Town, Vamplets and also President of Action Lab Comics, appears at Zeppelin Comics on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM to sign Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab!

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Zeppelin Comics
191 E H Street, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-6126

CA – Pretty Happy Signing

0000000-kate-hudsonActress Kate Hudson (Almost Famous, Kung Fu Panda 3) appears at Barnes & Noble on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book PRETTY HAPPY: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body.

In almost every interview she gives, Kate Hudson is asked the same questions: What do you eat? How do you stay so fit? What workout do you do? What’s your secret? Well, the secret is that the sound bites the media loves so much don’t tell the story, and the steps you need to take to have a healthy, vibrant and happy life can’t be captured in a short interview. The key to living well, and healthy, is to plug into what your body needs, understanding that one size does not fit all, all the time, and being truly honest with yourself about your goals and desires.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase “Pretty Happy” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 22nd at 9am

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

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