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.

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

CA – Burn the Orphanage Signing

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Sina Grace appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Burn the Orphanage, Volume 1: Born to Lose on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

CA – Sisters/Amulet Signing

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Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier appear at Alameda Free Library to sign their comics on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Books available for sale courtesy of Books Inc.

Press Release:

Kazu Kibuishi celebrates the latest in his bestselling Amulet series, Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien–Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. And Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier celebrates the follow-up to the wildly popular Smile, Sisters–Raina can’t wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realises things won’t be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara’s cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years but when their family starts to change, they realise they must figure out how to get along like real sisters.

Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street, Alameda CA 94501
(510) 747-7777

CA – Hidden People Exhibition

ga-nucleusGraham Annable (Grickle creator & co-director of The Boxtrolls) showcases new work based on the eerie narratives of “The Hidden People” at Gallery Nucleus with an eexhibitionopening on Saturday, October 18th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM!

Opening Reception Highlights
50+ new works by Graham based on the stories of “The Hidden People”
Exclusive publication/US release of the comic short “Hidden” (signed & limited to 100 copies)
Exclusive new print releases by the artist
Free refreshments
…and more to be announced!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Little World of Liz Climo Signing

lclimoCartoonist Liz Climo appears at Diesel Bookstore on Thursday October 2nd at 7pm along with a panel of of artists!

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Press Release:

Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Liz Climo to the store to participate in a panel discussion and sign her new book, The Little World of Liz Climo, on Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm.

Joining Liz will be a panel of illustrators and animators: Madeleine Flores, webcomic creator of Help Us Great Warrior!; Monica Ray, author of Phuzzy Comics and storyboard artist for Nickelodeon’s upcoming show, Bad Seeds; and Annie award winner, Giancarlo Volpe who has worked on various TV shows including, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This panel will be moderated by director, editor and comic aficionado, Kurt Mattila.

Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent … and a rhino can squeeze orange juice! This new collection features more than 100 of her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends.

Liz Climo is a character artist for The Simpsons and has worked on The Lebrons and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. She also the author of Le Petit Monde de Liz, a comic collection published in France as well as a forthcoming children’s book. She lives in Los Angeles.

Diesel Bookstore – Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
310-576-9960

CA – LeVar Burton Signing

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LeVar Burton appears at the Santa Monica Public Library on Saturday, October 18th from 3:00pm – 5:00pm!

Press Release:

Santa Monica Public Library is honored to welcome acclaimed actor and children’s literacy advocate LeVar Burton for the launch of his first-ever picture book, published by Reading Rainbow. The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is a story designed for parents and kids to read together when facing stressful or difficult situations. The book emphasizes the helpers and positives in a child’s world and the value in having friends and family work together to get through tough times. A book sale and signing follows Mr. Burton’s talk.

This program is free and open to all ages, but is a ticketed event. Free tickets for auditorium seating will be released one hour prior to the program. No reservations available. Book sales provided at the library during the program thanks to our pals at Barnes & Noble Santa Monica. Mr. Burton will only sign copies of THE RHINO WHO SWALLOWED A STORM. No memorabilia please.

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Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600

CA – Green Arrow #35 Signing

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Writers Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski appear along with colorist Gabe Eltaeb at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, October 1st starting at 7:00 PM for a signing of their debut issue of GREEN ARROW.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

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