John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope, consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will Eisner Week, this panel is a collaboration between the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International. The event starts on Wednesday March 7th at 7:00 PM at the Society of Illustrators, located at 128 East 63rd Street at Lexington Ave, in New York City. Admission is $10 for CBLDF, Comic-Con International 2014 attendees (bring your badge), and Society of Illustrators Members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for students and seniors with valid ID.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit
In 1940, Will Eisner wasn’t the only 23-year-old innovating the early comics medium, but he was arguably the most audacious. With war on the horizon, he left the security and success of his work as creative director of the Eisner & Iger packaging studio to create The Spirit, a newspaper comic book supplement that allowed him a wide berth of creative freedom, the ability to speak to an adult audience, and the opportunity to own his own work. 75 years later, The Spirit remains a vital, influential, and engaging work of comics. Join contemporary practitioners for a lively discussion of Will Eisner’s first masterwork and its effect on modern comics.
This panel is a new endeavor that continues the ongoing education collaboration between Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International, who are co-producing the program. “Events of this sort highlight comics’ vital contribution to culture,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Honoring the medium’s history while encouraging its future are central educational goals for both organizations. It’s an honor to launch this next phase in our partnership with an event that celebrates the vision and contributions of Will Eisner and those he inspired.”
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org
About Comic-Con International
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. www.comic-con.org
About Society of Illustrators
The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. Founded in 1901, the Society has had a distinguished yet lively history as an active participant in the ever-changing field of illustration. The vitality of the organization depends on attracting qualified artists and others to join us in this mission. For more information, please visit www.societyillustrators.org
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
UPDATE: Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.
Paul Pope appears at Secret Headquarters on Saturday October 4th at 7:00 PM to sign
Come join Secret Headquarters in celebrating the release of a great new book with one of our favorite creators!
The extraordinary world introduced in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy is rife with monsters and short on heroes… but in this action-driven extension of the Battling Boy universe, we see it through a new pair of eyes: Aurora West, daughter of Arcopolis’s last great hero, Haggard West.
A prequel to Battling Boy, The Rise of Aurora West follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother’s death, and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and JT Petty and gorgeous, kinetic art from David Rubin, The Rise of Aurora West (the first of two volumes) is a tour de force in comics storytelling.
Paul Pope is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. Known for his frenetic, high-energy artwork and action-packed, genre-bending storytelling, Pope has won three Eisner Awards. He lives and works in New York City. His first graphic novel for kids, Battling Boy, was a #1 New York Times Best-Seller.
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Paul Pope discusses and signs The Rise of Aurora West Start at Vroman’s Bookstore on Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm!
In this prequel to Battling Boy, Paul Pope introduces us to Aurora West, the daughter of Arcopolis’ only remaining hero, Haggard West. The Rise of Aurora West shares Aurora’s journey to discover the mystery behind her mother’s death, while figuring out her place in a strange world of the supernatural and serious corruption.
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.
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope appears at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm!
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
PAUL POPE, DEAN HASPIEL, NICK BERTOZZI, CHRIS MISKIEWICZ, and *just added* BOB FINGERMAN all four of whom will be celebrating the release of new comics, graphic novels, and/or editions of their iconic work, appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm!
Purchase of Escapo from Forbidden Planet NYC is mandatory to attend the Paul Pope side of our event. Your receipt, and a voucher we will attach to it at checkout, will be your ticket to Paul’s line. We anticipate a large turnout for him, and are limiting additional autographs ONE ITEM per attendee to keep things moving. Please do not bring more than that.
**If you will be here to see Dean, Nick and/or Chris we also encourage purchase of their books (and will have plenty of ‘em… they’re well worth it), but there will be no limit to additional autographs.
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Paul Pope (BATTLING BOY, BATMAN: YEAR 100, THB, 100%) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday June 28th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for the official launch party of ESCAPO!
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Comic creator Paul Pope appears at New England Comics’ Harvard Square store on Saturday June 21, 2014 from 2:00 till 6:00 pm! A limited number of certificates of authenticity are available to customers who pre-order Pope’s new book ESCAPO. Please contact the store for further details.
PAUL POPE is a prolific comic book artist and writer best known for his work on Batman: Year 100, Battling Boy, One Trick Rip Off, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. In addition he has done cover art and several short stories for both independent and mainstream publishers.
Please note times may be subject to change.
New England Comics – Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Paul Pope appears in conversation with Comica Co-Director Paul Gravett, an aficionado since Pope’s debut Sin Titulo. Tuesday February 4th 2014, doors open 6.15 for 6.30pm start, ends 8.30pm. Seating is limited so early online booking is advised!
A Comica Conversation in aid of Comica, a not-for-profit enterprise, with support from First Second/Macmillan, Melia Publishing Services & Foyles.
Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Come and meet the amazing Paul Pope – writer and artist of the outlandishly brilliant ‘Battling Boy’ – about a 12 yr old super hero, who possesses 12 t-shirts, each with the power of a different creature, but not lame creatures like a weasel or one of them annoying yapping dogs, no, it’s Lions, Bulls and a T-REX’s. A seriously dazzling book, full of kick-assery.
After the Leeds signing, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Paul will be doing a talk/workshop in the Leeds Travelling Man Lounge.
We would love to see you at any or all of these events.
Paul will be signing at three of our Travelling Man stores. Here are the details:
Manchester – Sunday 2nd February from 1pm to 3pm
York – Monday 3rd February from 1pm to 2pm
Leeds – Monday 3rd February from 4.30pm to 6pm
Comic creator Paul Pope appears at Tate’s Comics on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 5:00 until 7:00pm!
Meet Artist & Writer Paul Pope!
Paul Pope is an Eisner award winning artist and writer of THB, Heavy Liquid, 100%, Batman Year 100, and the brand new graphic novel Battling Boy, among other things.
The purchase of each Paul Pope comic or trade, during the event on 11/19/13, guarantees you a maximum of three signatures from him on the items of your choosing.
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351