CA – She Makes Comics Screening & Release Party

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Press Release:

Join The Comic Bug on Saturday, December 13th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for a special evening screening that celebrates WOMEN and COMICS! SHE MAKES COMICS is a fascinating documentary that investigates the history of the comic book medium and the women who have been making and reading them.

From writers to artists, editors to cosplayers, SHE MAKES COMICS covers every aspect in an entertaining and informative fashion!

Joining us for this event will be director/producer Marisa Stotter and producer Patrick Meaney. Stay tuned for future announcements on other guests that might be taking part in the night’s festivities. The screening is FREE and DVDs will be available for sale after the movie!

Check out the trailer HERE!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Batgirl Signing

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Artist Babs Tarr appears at Escapist Comics to sign BATGIRL on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00PM!

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Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-652-6642

CA – The Wrenchies Signing

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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple (Popgun War, Omega the Unknown) appears at Fantastic Comics on Wednesday, December 1oth from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm to sign THE WRENCHIES!

Bio:
Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist and his brand new book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a several Illustration and cartooning projects. He is currently residing in Oregon where he’s working on a Pop Gun War sequel (pop gun war : chain letter), drawing his Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT for studygroup comics, and illustrating the Earfarmer, a science fiction love story for Dark Horse Presents with writer Chris Stevens.

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

SF – Savage Dragon #200 Signing

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Erik Larsen, legendary comic creator and Image Comics co-founder, appears at Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge on Wednesday December 10, 2014 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 200th issue of SAVAGE DRAGON!

ABOUT ERIK LARSEN:
Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen has been in the comics business for over 25 years and shows no signs of slowing down. He has worked for most of the major publishers on titles including Amazing Spider-Man, Aquaman, The Punisher, Wolverine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. He is the creator/writer/artist of Savage Dragon and former Publisher of Image Comics, the company he helped found in 1992 alongside notorious creators Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

CA – Big Eyes Screening

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AMY ADAMS, artist/film subject MARGARET KEANE and writers/producers SCOTT ALEXANDER and LARRY KARASZEWSKI host a Q&A following a very special screening of the latest TIM BURTON film BIG EYES on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:30pm.

Limited tickets available at the link… **SOLD OUT**

The Theater at Ace Hotel
929 South Breadway Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-623-3233

CA – Hollywood Babble-On LIVE

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Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM for live recording of their podcast HOLLYWOOD BABBLE ON!

Get tickets here…

Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman take a twisted look at showbiz news and bite the Hollywood hand that feeds them. Sometimes, they feel bad and give Hollywood a tetanus shot and some Neosporin, but, even then, they usually just turn around and bite Hollywood’s other hand. They can’t help it. It’s their nature. It’s like that “scorpion and frog” story. But, deep down, they’re just two nice East Coast boys… who happen to have a heavy dependence on drugs and alcohol, respectively.

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Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – Star Wars Costumes Signing

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Brandon Alinger appears at Dark Delicacies on Sunday December 14th at 2:00 p.m. to sign STAR WARS COSTUMES.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

SF – Katsuya Terada Signing

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The Cartoon Art Museum hosts legendary manga artist Katsuya Terada on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This special event takes place in the Cartoon Art Museum’s galleries and is included with general museum admission. Terada will be demonstrating his drawing technique, sketching for fans, signing books, and discussing his art with museum patrons.

In addition to his manga and illustration artwork, Terada is a prolific character designer, and his art has appeared in American publications ranging from Iron Man and Hellboy to Nintendo Power and the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire.

About Katsuya Terada

Katsuya Terada is probably best known in the US as the character-designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also done work related to American comics, such as Iron Man and Hellboy. He also made contributed to several issues of Nintendo Power, including a special edition Strategy Guide for Dragon Warrior. In Japan, he has done the promotional illustrations for Detective Saburo Jinguji mystery-adventure video game series.

Terada was in charge of the book cover and illustrations for the Kimaira series written by Baku Yumemakura, and was in charge of cover design and illustrations for Garouden, Shin Majugari, and Yamigarishi as well.

Terada has defined himself as a “rakugaki” artist, more of a philosophy than a style of drawing, in which one draws a little everywhere, all the time, without thinking too much, on notebooks etc. He is a very prolific artist; one of his collections of sketches numbers more than 1000 pages, appropriately called Rakuga King.

He has done very little group-drawn work (an exception being the manga Saiyukiden Daienou (Monkey King), his principal activities being illustration and character design. His use of CG tools is integrated very well in his illustrations, giving his work a vivid and rich appearance. He has admitted various influences on his work, particularly European ones, like Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and the magazine Métal Hurlant. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

SF – An Evening with The Boxtrolls

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The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm in a special event presented by Focus Features. Annable and Stacchi will share art and stories behind the making of The Boxtrolls, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and was released nationwide by Focus Features on September 26, 2014. The exhibition features concept art and puppets from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s third stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D.

About The Boxtrolls:

The Boxtrolls is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

About LAIKA:

Fueled by the vision of its owner, Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and its President & CEO Travis Knight, LAIKA is a feature film animation company located in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA’s first two films, Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) were nominated for Academy Awards® and BAFTA® Awards.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

CA – 75 Years of Marvel Comics Signing

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Stan Lee and Roy Thomas will sign copies of 75 Years of Marvel at Taschen Books in Beverly Hills on December 5, 2014 from 6:00 till 7:00 PM. Pre-order is encouraged to guarantee your signed copy. First-come, first served, with limited availability.

Then on Saturday December 6th at 2:00 PM, Stan and Roy will be at the Hammer Museum for a Q&A with writer/filmmaker Kevin Smith! Details at the link…

A Hulk-sized tome spanning eight decades of the heroic rise of Marvel as it magically mutated from 1939’s four-color upstart to a 1960s pop-culture dynamo to current Hollywood heavy hitter. With essays by comics historian Roy Thomas and a huge fold-out timeline that chronicles the entire Marvel history.

The XL-format book includes:

- More than 700 pages of near 2,000 images including vintage comic books, one-of-a-kind original art, behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, as well as rare toys and collectibles

- A four-foot accordion-fold timeline

- Biographies of more than 300 artists, writers, editors, and famous fans who helped shape Marvel’s history

RSVP to (310) 274-4300 or store-beverly@taschen.com to reserve.

Taschen Books
354 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 274-4300

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