NC – Batgirl Signing

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gs020912Writer Gail Simone appears at Acme Comics this Saturday February 9th from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm to sign your comics, paperbacks, and hardcovers!

Press Release:

This has been a long time coming, as she’s one of THE most requested creators that you fans have consistently asked to see at Acme, and we’re very pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 9th from 11 AM – 3 PM, we’ll be hosting a signing with comics writer Gail Simone!

Gail will be happy to sign your copies of Birds of Prey, Welcome to Tranquility, the All-New Atom, New 52 Batgirl, or anything else she’s written! However, due to other commitments, the signing will begin at 11 AM and Gail will be on the road promptly at 3 PM! Show up early and have your comics ready to be signed!

Today Gail Simone is easily the most prolific female writer in comics, as well as one of the most respected opinions in the industry! She broke through in the early aughts with her blog Women in Refrigerators, commenting on the treatment of women via comic content, and she continued to opine on the world of comics up through 2003 via her Comic Book Resources column You’ll Be Sorry.

Though she’s most well-known for her work at DC, Simone actually started creating comic content for The Simpsons from Bongo and Deadpool and Agent X from Marvel! Then, in August 2003, she crossed the street and began making her mark on the DCU, taking over Birds of Prey with issue #56, beginning a stewardship of Barbara Gordan that has now spanned a decade!

Other runs and series for DC have included Acme favorite Secret Six (with Earth 2’s Nicola Scott), Wonder Woman (with Terry Dodson, Aaron Lopresti and Scott), Action Comics (with John Byrne), and Rose & Thorn!

Since September 2011 and the New 52, she’s been running Barbara Gordon, once again with the use of her legs, through a gauntlet of new villains in Batgirl, while launching the Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Men with co-writer Ethan Van Sciver!

We have to stress what a truly rare event this is, so plan accordingly so that you can be here to join us in thanking Gail for all the great stories she has given us!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Womanthology Launch Party

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Ming Doyle, Janet Lee, and Chrissie Zullo sign at Acme Comics on Saturday February 18, 2012 from 11am – 5pm!

Press Release:

To get behind the release of the grassroots Womanthology original graphic novel from IDW Publishing, we’ve invited out a few of our favorite creators from the over 150 female editors, artists, writers, inkers, colorists and letterers whose commitment made this project possible! So be sure to come by and meet Ming Doyle (Fantastic Four #600), Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Chrissie Zullo (Fables: Cinderella)!

The signing will start at 11 AM. Then we’ll break for lunch and head over to Bennett College near downtown Greensboro for a very special event (more details to come soon). Then it will be back to Acme for more signing, sketching and joy until 5 PM!

Find more about the Womanthology graphic novel and our talented visitors below!

From Womanthology’s BlogSpot:

Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for Charity. The purpose of the book is to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels.

The Graphic Novel will majorly consist of many short stories interpreting our theme for this volume; “Heroic”. We’ll also have interviews and how-to’s with some of the industry’s top female pros, as well as talks with young girls who someday want a career in comics.

Our charity is the Global Giving Foundation. They are a website dedicated to helping small charities from all over the world find funding. Once the book is finished, our profits will go to as many of these charities as we can help, focusing on one at a time until their funding goal is met.

Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In 2007 she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing and has been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist ever since. In the past few years she’s depicted the sequential exploits of vengeful cowboys and ghostly schoolgirls for Image, zombie superheroes and demonic cheerleaders for BOOM!, and Inhuman royalty and dapper blue-furred mutants for Marvel. Her first full-length graphic novel, TANTALIZE: KIEREN’S STORY, written by Cynthia Leitich Smith and published by Candlewick Press, is out now.

Nashville-based illustrator Janet Lee has been working as a commercial artist for the past six years.  Self-taught, Janet made her first foray into illustration with the Twitter serial, “Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome” by New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis.  She followed that by co-creating Return of the Dapper Men with writer Jim McCann which won the 2011 Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Album, received glowing reviews in USA Today, MTVGeek Guide, and was featured in the 2010 Holiday Gift Guides for Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and the New York Times. Janet and Jim are working on the sequel, Time of the Dapper Men which will be published Fall, 2012.  Most recently Janet has worked for Marvel Entertainment, illustrating serialized adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels. Emma and Northanger Abbey.

Janet lives in East Nashville with her husband, novelist Mike Lee, her son Ethan, one very sweet pitt bull named Odie, and one very bad cat named Pye.

Chrissie Zullo was born in Montreal, Canada. In 2008 she graduated with a BFA in Illustration from UNC Charlotte, and got her first job working for Vertigo/DC not long after. She has done the covers for the comics “Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love”, and “Cinderella: Fables are Forever”, as well as interior work for “Madame Xanadu”, and “Fables”. She has also worked outside of comics, illustrating a piece for a “John Carter of Mars” book as well as Star Wars sketch cards. She has been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art for the past two years. She currently resides in New York City.

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

FL – Hero Initiative Signing

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The inimitable George Pérez appears at Acme Comics in Longwood, FL on Saturday, July 2 from 11 AM ’til 2 PM signing autographs and doing quick sketches for benefit of the Hero Initiative.

Acme Comics
905 E State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Acme Comics welcomes Chris Samnee (FCBD Captain America/Thor, Reilly Brown (Incredible Hercules), Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army), Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe), Ryan Dunlavey (Comic Book Comics), Matt Frank (Godzilla), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Lyle Pollard (The Dead Don’t Sleep), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Brian Smith (Intrepid Escapegoat), Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog) on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day.

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – A Very Dapper Signing

Jim McCann and Janet Lee sign on Saturday November 20th from 11am – 5pm at Acme Comics in Greensboro NC  for the release of Return of the Dapper Men! Also appearing are Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army), Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend), and Chris Giarrusso (G Man). 

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

NC – Owly Signing

Andy Runton, beloved creator of the Owly series from Top Shelf Productions, signs at Acme from 5:30 – 7:00 on Tuesday, September 21st complements of our friends at Greensboro Day School!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

FL – Acme 30th Anniversary Party

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Chuck Dixon (writer on GI Joe) and Sergio Cariello (artist on The Lone Ranger) sign from 12PM – 4PMon July 3rd at ACME SUPERSTORE in Longwood, Florida! Face painting for the kids from 11AM – 3PM, Giveaways and more all day!!!

Acme Comics Toys & Collectibles Superstore
905 E State Road 434 #100, Longwood, FL 32750-5344

NC – Toy Story Signing

Writer/artist Chris Moreno signs at Acme Comics on Wednesday, June 9th from 2 PM to 8 PM! This signing with Chris has been a long time coming, so come on out, pick up your new books, and stop by to say “hey!”

Acme Comics, 2150 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27408

Chris Moreno is a comics artist and creator whose work has appeared in Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image.  His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales. Chris’s work has appeared on sketch cards for Inkworks for The Spirit, Shrek the Third, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem, Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Robots, and Family Guy.  His art has also been seen in role-playing games for companies like Kenzer & Co. , on their HackmasterKnights of the Dinner Table Magazine, and Tony DiGerolamo’s Complete Mafia for d20 from Living Room Games.  More of his art can be seen at Chris Moreno.org, his DeviantArt page, and his webcomic, Dysfunctianimals, can be seen here.

NC – March Madness Redux

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Chris Schweizer, Sean McKeever, and Len Wallace ~ SATURDAY, MARCH 13th  10 AM – 7 PM!
 
Acme Comics is proud to present our 2nd Annual MARCH MADNESS EVENT spotlighting INDEPENDENT CREATORS 
    
Keeping our Independent March Madness rolling straight on into the next week is a second, equally talented bunch of guys! Chris Schweizer joins us for his first North Carolina signing promoting his new book Crogan’s March, Sean McKeever makes his third trip to the store hot on the heels of the release of his critically-acclaimed and long-anticipated definitive edition of The Waiting Place, and Love Buzz writer Len Wallace gets the red carpet treatment to put a face to the name that’s had Acme chattering since before Christmas!
 
Acme Comics, 2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

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NC – March Madness Signing

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MATT KINDT, BEN TOWLE, MICHAEL WATKINS, and LYLE POLLARD

SATURDAY, MARCH 6th  10 AM – 7 PM

Acme Comics is proud to present our 2nd Annual MARCH MADNESS EVENT spotlighting INDEPENDENT CREATORS    

Kicking off our March Madness event is a group coming to us from near and far! Matt Kindt will be winging his way in from Missouri to promote the Super Spy companion The Lost Dossier, Ben Towle will be shooting over from Winston-Salem with his new book Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, and hero of many an Acme event Michael Watkins will be heading down from the Martinsville area with Carly’s HeroesCon 2009 table neighbor Lyle Pollard!

More details at the link!

Acme Comics, 2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

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