SF – Legend of Korra Panel & Signing


Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco, and Dan Parsons appear on a panel moderated by Andrew Farago at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 PM! Tickets available at the link… *Premium tickets include a private post-event signing with the panelists.

Press Release:

Calling all benders! Go behind the scenes of The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender with special guests voice actors Janet Varney, John Michael Higgins, Mindy Sterling, Dante Basco and Avatar: Legacy illustrator Dan Parsons. Cosplay highly encouraged! All ages welcome.

Janet Varney (voice of Korra) is a comedian, actor, writer and producer known for her roles as Becca on FX’s You’re the Worst and as the host of TBS’s Dinner and a Movie. She is also known in San Francisco as the founder of the annual comedy festival San Francisco Sketchfest.

John Michael Higgins (voice of Varrick) is an actor and voice actor whose credits include Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries, Pitch Perfect, Yes Man, Bad Teacher, and many other films and television shows.

Mindy Sterling (voice of Lin Beifong) is known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers films as well as roles in Con Man, LegitChowder, iCarly and Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm.

Dante Basco (voice of Zuko and General Iroh) is known for his role as Rufio in the 1991 film Hook. He was also the voice of Jake Long in the Disney series American Dragon: Jake Long.

Dan Parsons (illustrator of Avatar: Legacy) is an illustrator and comic book artist who is best known for his work on Star Wars comics and Game of Thrones.

Andrew Farago (moderator) is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum and the author of many books on cartooning including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History.

Presented by Friends for Benefits and the Cartoon Art Museum

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Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 292-1233

CA – Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie Signing


Join authors Brandon Alinger, Wade Lageose, and David Mandel as they discuss and sign Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie at the Grove on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 PM!

This event is open to all but priority seating and access to the signing line will be granted to customers who purchase Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning Wednesday, November 9th at 9am.

Ralph McQuarrie is the most iconic artist in the history of Star Wars. He worked hand-in-hand with George Lucas to help establish the saga’s visual aesthetic, its inimitable look and feel. Beyond designing Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, McQuarrie produced hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork, including conceptual paintings, costume designs, storyboards, and matte paintings, as well as posters, book covers, and album covers—even Lucasfilm’s annual holiday cards—all rescanned and rephotographed for this book.

About the Authors:
Brandon Alinger is the chief operations officer of the Los Angeles branch of Prop Store and the author of Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy.

Wade Lageose is a graphic designer/artist who specializes in the entertainment field.

David Mandel is an Emmy– and Writers Guild Award–winning writer for Saturday Night Live (1992–95), Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He currently serves as executive producer and showrunner of HBO’s Veep.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

SF – Ancestor + Habitat Signing


Matt Sheean, Malachi Ward, and Simon Roy appear at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, November 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign their newly released books, ANCESTOR and HABITAT!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Art of Kubo & the Two Strings Signing


Gallery Nucleus hosts an artist panel and signing on Saturday November 5, 2016 featuring the artists who have worked on Kubo and the Two Strings continuing their celebration with Laika’s 10 year anniversary!


  • Saturday, November 5th – Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing


  • Georgina Hayns, Head of Puppet Fabrication
  • Deborah Cook, Costume Designer
  • Trevor Dalmer, Concept Artist
  • Alice Bird, Art Director

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11 Signing


Bestselling author Jeff Kinney appears at the Sinai Temple on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign his latest book!

Press Release:

Celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down with author Jeff Kinney! The pressure’s really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his “creative side.” As if that’s not scary enough, Halloween’s just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie…and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg’s troubles?

*Tickets available in-store at Children’s Book World (sorry no phone orders), online at the link, and at the event (subject to availability). Each ticket includes a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down, with a signing after the presentation. Additional Wimpy Kid titles will be available for purchase and signing at the event. If you are unable to attend the event, you can order signed copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11 on our website or in-store at Children’s Book World.

Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1518

SF – iZombie Co-Creator Signing


Chris Roberson (co-creator of the WB’s iZOMBIE, writer of Fables, Masks, and of BPRD and Witchfinder) will be doing a free public signing at Comix Experience on Sunday November 13th, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

CA – Little Big Girl Signing


Artist Claire Keane, who worked at Disney Feature Animation for 10 years designing for Frozen, Tangled, Enchanted, and other films, appears at Children’s Book World on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10:30 AM to present her new children’s book LITTLE BIG GIRL!

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Children’s Book World
10580 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 559-2665

CA – The Wicked + The Divine #23 Signing


Kevin Wada and Ezekiel Kweku appear at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM for a Q&A, followed by a signing between about 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.

KEVIN WADA is a fan favorite artist known for his fashion inspired re-imaginings of characters. His work has graced the covers of titles from every major comics publisher. We will ask him about how THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #23 became his first issue as the lead interior artist and his process designing for the gods.

EZEKIEL KWEKU is a journalist who has written for MTV News, Vice Sports, The Toast, and other publications. His subjects include politics, economics, race, culture, and sports in his ongoing column about the Golden State Warriors, DUBBED. We will find out his approach to interviewing a fictional character and what was like becoming a journalist in the world of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

CA – To Pixar and Beyond Signing


Lawrence Levy appears in conversation with Fortune Magazine technology correspondent Michael Lev-Ram at Kepler’s Books on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Tickets available at the link…

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Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

LINK: WonderCon Anaheim Announces First Wave of 2017 Special Guests

October 17, 2016 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News


WonderCon Anaheim has announced their first wave for 2017 including Mark Waid and Hope Larson.

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