CA – Goners #1 Signing

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Jacob Semah appears at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 pm to sign Goners #1!

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Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

CA – The Book of Life Exhibit

Gallery Nucleus presented panels and an exhibition with the artists behind the animated feature The Book of Life on Saturday October 25, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM!

Press Release:

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboard, and visual development teams. Also, on display will be tribute art pieces. 

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Book of Life book.

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Book of Life book (about 50 seats available, standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

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

  • Waives admission fee.bol
  • 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.
  • Get 10% off your book purchase.


Featured Artists:

Jorge R. Gutierrez - Director
Paul Sullivan - Art Director
Steve Cunningham - Sr. Animator
David Apgar - Sr. Animator
Travis Koller - Lead Visual Development
Frederick Gardner - Visual Development
Sarah Marino - Visual Development
Shane Richardson - Visual Developoment
Colin Jack - Story Artist
Myke Bakich - Story Artist
Sandra Equihua - Character Design

More to be announced!

Event Schedule:

2:00pm – 3:00pm (Panel Presentation)
3:00pm – 3:30pm (Q&A)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (Signing)

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Tony Hale Signs

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Actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) appears at Skylight Books on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm to present his new children’s book Archibald’s Next Big Thing.

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

CA – In Real Life Signing

cd-jw-irlCory Doctorow and Jen Wang present In Real Life on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm!

Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing.

But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer –a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person’s real livelihood is at stake.

From acclaimed teen author Cory Doctorow and rising star cartoonist Jen Wang, In Real Life is a sensitive, thoughtful look at adolescence, gaming, poverty, and culture-clash.

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller, and his most recent novel is Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free. He lives in London.

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
2904 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone 510.704.822

CA – Neal Adams Signs

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Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams signs at Southern California Comics on Wednesday October 15th!

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase by Neal Adams which he will be bringing to the STORE signing to sell. He will also have Blank comic covers that he has done as original art of a bunch of different characters which he also has for sale at the table. We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams.

Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com

Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email adams@nealadams.com

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern-Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.”

When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ras Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.

Southern California Comics
8280 Clairemont Mesa Bl #124 San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 715-8669

CA – Hip Check Art Show

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Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present Hip Check!: Fantasy Roller Derby by Vera Brosgol & Helen Chen, an exhibition highlighting the exciting, death-defying, and bone-crushing world of Roller Derby! Featuring the talents of Eisner award-winner Vera Brosgol and art director/visual developer Helen Chen, join us opening night Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 PM as each artist unveils their own fantasy roller derby dream team!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Boxtrolls Art Exhibition

boxtroll_web1Press Release:

Nucleus is proud to present a production art exhibition of the film Boxtrolls, on display from October 18 – November 2, 2014. Come see concept artwork, storyboards and other development work.

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION / ARTISTS PANEL (October 18)

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the directors and other artists of Boxtrolls as they sign copies of the new Art of Boxtrolls book. They will also be sharing rare behind the scenes artwork as well as an actual puppet used in the Boxtrolls film.

FREE Admission (seats are first come first serve, plenty of standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20. (see link, does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option)
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.
Get 10% off your book purchase.

Featured Panelists:
Graham Annable – Director
Anthony Stacchi – Director
Vera Brosgol – Story
Alan Cook – Characters / Props

More to be announced!

Event Schedule:
2:00pm – 3:00pm (Panel Presentation)
3:30pm – 4:00pm (Q&A)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (Signing)

ABOUT BOX TROLLS
A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children’s novel ‘Here Be Monsters’ by Alan Snow.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Talkin’ Toons w/ Adventure Time

talking_toonsVoice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes the cast of Adventure Time including Jeremy Shada, Jessica Di Cicco, John DiMaggio, and Tom Kenny to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!

Get tickets at the link!

Press Release:

The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”

Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – As You Wish Signing

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Cary Elwes appears in conversation with Jon Lovitz on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Grove!

Author Event
In As You Wish, Cary Elwes, the actor who played Westley in The Princess Bride, shares his behind-the-scenes stories of the making of this classic film. Meet him tonight at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in conversation with Jon Lovitz.

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded signing. Please check with the store soon for guidelines.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

CA – Neil Patrick Harris Signing

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Neil Patrick Harris appears at Barnes & Noble on Friday, October 24th at 7:00 PM to sign his new memoir Choose Your Own Autobiography!

Author Event
In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light, celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based-life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets the reader live his life. Join us for a very special evening when Neil Patrick Harris visits to sign his memoir.

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded signing. Please check with the store soon for guidelines.

RSVP on Facebook!

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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