CA – A Fairy Friend Launch Party

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Artist Claire Keane signs her new book A Fairy Friend at Gallery Nucleus. It is an enchanting illustrated children’s book about the world of fairies! We will also be featuring original artwork tied to the book by Claire, in the gallery! She will be there to sign and meet with fans on Saturday May 28th, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

FREE Admission
Books will be available at the signing

About the book:
“Soar into an enchanting, miniature world full of fairies. These playful creatures are all around us, if you know just where to look. And if you want to have one come to you, build a fairy house of twigs and blooms and wait patiently for a fairy to take up residence. Children are fascinated with miniature worlds and love to imagine the fairies which inhabit them. A forever friend awaits each reader in the pages of this lovely picture book.”

Other activities will include a crafting table to build your own fairy home and a DIY photobooth that will spark your imagination!

About the artist:
Claire Keane is known for her work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Tangled and Frozen. She studied graphic design at the Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques in Paris, France. Claire now lives in Venice Beach, California, with her husband and kids. She is the author of the picture book Once Upon A Cloud.

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

CA – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Copperfield’s Books on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel THE FIREMAN!

Copperfield’s Books
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-0563

CA – Molly and the Bear Signing

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Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday May 28th, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm with Disney Animation artist Bob Scott for his signing of his published popular comic book strip Molly and the Bear. If you always wanted to introduce your little ones to comics, now is the chance!

FREE Admission
Books will be available for purchase at the signing

About the book:
It can be tough on a family when someone new has moved in, especially if it’s a 900-pound scaredy-bear so terrified of wilderness life that he’s fled to the burbs. Fortunately Bear was found by Molly, a fearlessly optimistic 11-year-old can-doer who has taken him firmly in hand, devoted to seeing her hirsute BFF cope with modern life. Molly’s Mom is happy with the new sibling — Bear’s an excellent conversationalist and loves her homemade cookies. But Dad is having a harder time, his role as center of the universe now shared with an ursine behemoth who, unfortunately, adores him.

About the Artist:
Bob Scott lives in both the world of comic strips and animation. Born in Detroit, he taught himself cartooning, emulating the masters in the funny pages. Acceptance and graduation from California Institute of the Arts opened the world of character animation for Bob. He has worked over 30 years in the industry as an animator, character designer, storyboard artist and voice talent. His credits can be found on projects from Marvel’s Muppet Babies, Turner Animation’s Cats Don’t Dance and Pixar’s The Incredibles. He has worked for Jim Davis, co-penciling U.S. Acres and co-directing Garfield: His 9 Lives. His heart has always wanted a comic strip of his own, and so Molly and the Bear was born in 1997 and became a syndicated webcomic in 2010. Scott lives in Burbank, CA.

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

CA – Violent Pink Signing

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Perry Dixon Maple, Eastwood Wong, and Richard Chang appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 PM to sign their collaborative book Violent Pink!

The book is a collection of the wonderfully illustrated adventures of three magical girls, one designed by each of the artists, as they fight off villains with their powerful weapons of choice to win back the object of their desire. In addition to celebrating the anticipated release of the book with a signing and exhibition of the three artist’s work, we are inviting a select group of artists to create their own pieces inspired by Violent Pink.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Elsa Chang
Heejin Park
Jisoo Kim
Junyi Wu
Keiko Murayama
Phillip Light
Priscilla Wong
Soey Milk
Sylvia Liu
W. Scott Forbes
Jon Lau
Leslie Hung
Ping Zhu
Domee Shi
Darcey Ripley
Grace Young
Tony Unser
Jane Liu

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

CA – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe. Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child. Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged. In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life and that of her unborn child goes up in smoke. (William Morrow & Co)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

SF – The Dam Keeper Signing

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Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo appear at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM. They are the two masterminds behind the intricate hand-painted short story.

At the height of their career at Pixar, the two left to create their own visionary company, Tonko House. Join us to hear their journey to where they are today.

This event is free and open to the public. For a limited time, there will be a small exhibition space at our second floor window with Tonko House props and many more starting May 14! Tonko House merchandise will also be available for purchase!

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Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

CA – Freddie Prinze Jr. Signing

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Freddie Prinze Jr. signs his new cookbook Back to the Kitchen at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Most people know Freddie Prinze, Jr. from movies (She’s All That, Scooby-Doo, Star Wars Rebels) and as one half of beloved Hollywood power couple with Sarah Michelle Gellar. But to family, friends, and co-stars he’s always been a terrific father and skilled home cook who prepares delicious meals for his family every night

With personal family photos from Freddie and Sarah’s beautiful LA home and Freddie’s hilarious stories about the life of an actor, husband, and father in Hollywood, Back to the Kitchen shares more than just recipes. It’s an inside look at a beloved movie and TV personality who has acted, cooked, and eaten his way around the world. Join Freddie Prinze, Jr. for this Special Event and book signing.

This is a wristbanded event.

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase
BACK TO THE KITCHEN from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning June 9th at 9am

• Limit 1 wristband per book

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

CA – Are We There Yet? Signing

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Author & Illustrator Dan Santat appears at Gallery  Nucleus to sign his latest children’s book Are We There Yet? on Saturday May 7th, 2016 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride–and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you’ll never look at being bored the same way again.

Let’s face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward–into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother’s birthday party, but instead he’s traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where–or when–he’ll end up.

About the Artist
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.

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

Power-Con (June 2016)

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Convention Name
Power-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.thepower-con.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/04/2016
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/05/2016
About This Convention
He-Man & the Masters of the Universe, and She-Ra: Princess of Power: the two powerful toy and comic book properties focused on by Power-Con! Toys, cartoons, comics, collectibles, voice actors, artists, cosplay, panels, contests and more, this is one incredible weekend you don’t want to miss!
Venue Name and Address
Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach
3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90503
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
Guests
Alan Oppenheimer, Melendy Britt, Brian Dobson, Gabe Khouth, Mattel, Four Horsemen, Axel Gimenez, Pop Mhan, Erika Scheimer, Dave Wilkins, Evilyn13, Freddie Nova, Johnny Bilson, Spence Valliant, Martin Arriola, Nate Baertsch, Rob David, Djordje Djokovic, James Eatock, Jeff Etter, Eddy Mosqueda, Scott Neitlich, Rudy Obrero, Mark Roberts, Gunnar Sadlowski, Val Staples, Dean Stefan, Michael Swanigan, Tony Washington

Power-Con 2016 flyer

CA – FCBD: Golden Apple Comics

FCBD-logoGolden Apple Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 7, 2016 with several creator signings.

9AM Signing
SHANNON LEE (Series Creator & Writer)
BERNARD CHANG (Cover Artist, Wonder Woman, etc.)
Signing copies of Bruce Lee: The Dragon Rises

10AM Signing
CHRISTOS GAGE (Daredevil TV, Buffy, Avengers, etc.)
Signing copies of ROM: Space Knight #0

2PM: Wonder Woman 77′ Crew:
MARC ANDREYKO
CAT STAGGS
JASON BADOWER
DAVID WOHL
*Free Batman/Superman Comic

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

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