CA – PVP Signing

Cartoonist Scott Kurtz appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM. In addition to creating the popular webcomic, PVP, Kurtz has co-authored a book on making webcomics, co-created and produced several animated web series and launched a second ongoing webcomic, Table Titans.

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

CA – Martin Klebba Signing

Actor Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean, Scrubs, Ted) appears at Meltdown Comics for a signing on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Prices: $20 Autographs; $10 Selfies

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

SF – SF Sketchfest: The Bat

Recorded live for Audible, join hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney alongside guest improvisers Scott Adsit, John Ross Bowie, Lucy Davis, and Gary Anthony Williams on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM as they create a world before your very ears where they’ll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

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Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-255-8207

CA – Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase Signing

Join award-winning Walt Disney Studios Animation talent Paul Briggs and Benson Shum at Skylight Books on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM as they read from their picture books Catch My Breath and Holly’s Day at the Pool. Readers will also get treated to drawing activities by the two talents.

Paul Briggs has worked in the animation industry for twenty years and was fortunate to be the head of story on Disney’s Frozen and Big Hero 6, both of which received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. However, he’s most proud of his family: his wife, Christin, and their two sons, Luke and Leo. When he’s not working, Paul and his family can be found wandering the woods of California, looking for forest zombies to defeat, or engaging in epic dance battles– where they have to stop and catch their breaths. In the latest edition of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase series Catch My Breath, acclaimed animation talent Paul Briggs (Big Hero 6, Frozen, Zootopia) delivers a heartwarming and clever story about a boy who’s lost his breath: Losing it, trying to find it, even trying to buy it. But how he comes to get it back is sure to bring a smile to readers of all ages faces.

Benson Shum is an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and has worked on films such as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. He was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, where he studied the art of animation at Capilano University and Sheridan College. He now lives in Burbank, CA. Based on his niece’s experience, Benson created a story about how Holly the Hippo overcame her fear of swimming. Holly is full of questions when it comes to swimming! “What if..” she always wonders, every time she almost dips her toe in the water. Read on how she overcomes her fear of stepping into the pool.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

SF – Cartoon Art Museum Grand Opening Celebration

Press Release:

Join the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday, January 20, 2018 as we celebrate our new location at 781 Beach Street, near Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park and the Cable Car Terminus.

Special guests Gary Amaro, Mark Badger, Lee Ballard, Nick Dragotta, Steve Purcell, Ben Seto, and Jon Way$hak appear for a signing from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to close the Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy exhibition, which concludes Monday, January 29th.

After a two-year hiatus, the museum is thrilled to be open to the public again with our first round of exhibitions:

A Tribute to Mike Mignola’s Hellboy (October 28, 2107 – January 29, 2018)

The Cartoon Art Museum pays tribute to creator Mike Mignola with an exhibition featuring original artwork from today’s top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have drawn inspiration from the master storyteller’s signature creation. Featured artists include Harry Bliss (The New Yorker), Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Cliff Chiang (Paper Girls), Sam Kieth (The Maxx), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Steve Purcell (Sam & Max), and Kent Williams (The Fountain), among others.

Smile! The Comics of Raina Telgemeier (October 28, 2107 – March 19, 2018)

Celebrate the comics of San Francisco native Raina Telgemeier including her highly popular autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, her award-winning graphic novels Drama and Ghosts, and her acclaimed adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitter’s Club series.

Emerging Artist Showcase: Nidhi Chanani’s Pashmina (October 28, 2017– February 12, 2018)

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

CA – Super Happy Party Bears Signing

Author Marcie Colleen appears at Comickaze on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM to sign Super Happy Party Bears.

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

CA – Nathaniel Osollo Signing

Local comic creator Nathaniel Osollo appears at Hi De Ho Comics on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign The Shadow People Are Here and Point of You.

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Hi De Ho Comics
1431 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-2820

SF – Stinker Lets Loose! LIVE

Press Release:

Audible and bestselling author Mike Sacks appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM present “Stinker Lets Loose! Live!” – a no-holds-barred, living, breathing version of the audiobook adaptation of the forgotten novelization of the long-lost classic 1970s trucker movie, Stinker Lets Loose!

Our legendary hero Stinker (Jon Hamm) teams up with old pals Boner and Jumbo, plus new friends Buck and Rascal the Chimp, for a crazy ride across the highways and byways of Bicentennial America – and meets scores of beautiful Southern gals, reams of treacherous villains, and even… the Big Man!

Join Mike, director Eric Martin, and an epic all-star cast including Jon HammBusy PhilippsPaul F. Tompkins, Janet Varney, Andy Richter, John DiMaggio, Steve Agee, Kevin Pollak, and more for the stage reading that introduces Stinker to a whole new generation of fans!

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link…

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

CA – Rose McGowan Signing

Rose McGowan appears at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM to celebrate her memoir Brave – a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up.

Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.

Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase BRAVE from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 7th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book

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

CA – Bootsy Collins Signing

Press Release:

Otherworldly bassist and iconic funk prophet Bootsy Collins visits Amoeba Hollywood to sign copies of his new album, “World Wide Funk,” on Wednesday, January 31st at 6pm!

To attend this event and meet Bootsy, purchase “World Wide Funk” on CD or vinyl in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on January 31st. Space is limited! He will sign copies of “World Wide Funk” purchased at Amoeba only.

“World Wide Funk” is the latest chapter in Bootsy’s lifelong dedication to “the One.” The ineffable thing that makes the funk funky emerged from the primordial ooze during teenaged William “Bootsy” Collins’ watershed year (1970-71) with James Brown. Bootsy subsequently took the One to George Clinton’s P-Funk crew – in what Brown biographer RJ Smith has called “one of history’s biggest cases of industrial espionage” – where he adapted Brown’s precision and rigor to ringleader Clinton’s ecstatic, chaotic, and prolific musical playpen. Bootsy went on to establish himself as a premier bassist, a leader of the soul-expanding mind-bending funk movement, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Collaborations on this project run the gamut from Victor Wooten and Stanley Clarke to Nashville slide-guitarist Justin Johnson to Buckethead to the late, great Bernie Worrell. Bootsy and Kali Uchis join their soulful forces on the sultry “Worth My While” and will again later this year on “When the Flowers Bloom” from Kali Uchis’ upcoming debut LP. Don’t skip the intro to the title track by Iggy Pop!

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the songs on this album are danceable but the title track “World Wide Funk” is the ultimate party-starter. “Ladies’ Night” and “Hot Saucer” keep the party going while “Come Back Bootsy” provides an outlet when you inevitably need to play some air guitar. As we probably don’t need to remind you, Boosty’s aim is to provide you with a funky space to enjoy life! He says it best, “…as long as it made you feel good & sexy, like them old house parties, sharing a coke and a smile while doing a bump and grind.”

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Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

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