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  • IL – B+F Signing

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    Gregory Benton signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Gregory Benton’s book  was awarded the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s inaugural Award of Excellence at MoCCAFest 2013. An expanded version of  was published in the autumn of 2013 through AdHouse Books (USA) and Editions ça et la (France).

    B+F is a wordless meditation on goodwill, hostility, and isolation. It’s a fable, a meandering tale of two friends that explores an otherworldly forest with a naked woman “F” and a large yellow dog “B” as they encounter its denizens, both benevolent and malicious. The characters are pulled apart by circumstance and the obstacles that they must overcome to find each other again.

    Gregory has embarked on a nation-wide tour in support of B+F. He is excited to add Quimby’s of Chicago to the list of stores he is visiting. He’ll be “dedicating” books to customers, meaning that he’ll spend time with each customer drawing in their books, more common in the European comics festival tradition.

    Gregory Benton has been making comix since 1993. He cut his teeth on the political anthology World War 3, moving on to writing and drawing stories for Nickelodoeon, Vertigo, DC Comics, Disney Adventures, Watson-Guptil, Entertainment Weekly, as well as contributing to numerous alternate-press comix anthologies. A graphic novel, Hummingbird, was published by Slave Labor Graphics in 1996. Gregory has also produced numerous limited-edition mini-comix. Hopefully you have some. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice and Fortune, among others.

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    Quimby’s Bookstore
    1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
    773-342-0910

    MA – B +F Signing

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    Gregory Benton signs at Million Year Picnic on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!

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    Million Year Picnic
    99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    ME – B + F Signing

    BF_2014

    Gregory Benton signs at Casablanca Comics on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm!

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    Casablanca Comics
    151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

    NS – B + F Signing

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    Gregory Benton signs at Strange Adventures on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

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    Strange Adventures
    5110 Prince Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1L3
    (902) 425-2140

    PA – B + F Signing

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    Gregory Benton signs at Locust Moon Comics on Monday, February 17, 2014 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm!

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    Locust Moon Comics and Movies
    34 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    BC – B + F Signing

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    Gregory Benton signs at Lucky’s Comics on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00pm!

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    Lucky’s Comics
    3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P2
    +1 604-875-9858

    WA – B + F Signing

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    Gregory Benton signs at Fantagraphics Bookstore on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm!

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    Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery 
    1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

    VA Comicon Offers Discount Code to Convention Scene Fans

    November 16, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Top Stories, Virginia

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    Press Release:

    Conventionscene.com Discount Code for HORROR-themed VA Comicon on November 20-21!
    The VA Comicon will offer a 1 for 1 exchange for any valid Motor City Con Tickets onsite at our show for zero charge!

    Come to Richmond, VA on November 20-21 (The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving) for a HORROR themed Comic book show! We have assembled the best talent in the world to showcase the finest in Horror Comic books! And YOU can get into the ENTIRE fully-carpeted and chandeliered show (including the AMA Manga and Anime Show) for only $14.99!

    VA Comicon logoHeadlined by Ethan Van Sciver (Blackest Night), The VA Comicon brings horror publishers Top Cow, Zenescope, Fangoria and more to Richmond! With Mutiple Show Exclusives including interlocking Witchblade and Darkness monster-themed covers by Billy Tucci! A Lady Death Exclusive Comic by Ivan Reis and Brian Pulido! A VA Comicon Grimm Fairy Tales exclusive with an Ebas Cover! An Arthur Suydam Exclusive Zombie Print, and a Bucky O’Hare print by Michael Golden. Finally a Limited edition Moonstone anthology by Con guests James Kuhoric (Scream Award winning writer of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash), and JC Vaughn (Vampire Hunter Dean)!

    Guests include: Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Arthur Suydam,Michael Golden, Mike McKone, Brian Pulido, Ebas, Herb Trimpe, Alex Saviuk, Dan Parent, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Jim Calafiore, Rick Spears, Robert Atkins, Joe Jusko, Randy Green, The Fillbach Brothers,Tsunami Studios, Eva Ink, Adhouse Books and DOZENS more!

    Exhibitors include: CGC, The Hero Initiative, ComicCollectorLive.com, Regal Cinemas, Fetch-a-Cure, The Wieringo Scholarship, Mile High Comics, Neat Stuff Collectibles, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, and Dozens more! In fact, more than HALF of our vendors will be selling Horror Comics from the Golden Age of Funny Books (1938-1955)!

    Events include: An entire separate event hall filled with Manga and Anime vendors and creators! Lectures and panels including “Investing in Comics”, opportunities to sell your books on-site to the two top buyers of comic books in the world, Neat Stuff Collectibles and Mile High Comics, a FREE restoration check by top expert Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions at the Hero Initiative booth, exclusive horror movie screenings by Fangoria Saturday night, the first ever LIVE ComicCollectorLive.com Town Hall Meeting and SO MUCH MORE! (Once again, more info is at www.VAcomicon.com!) We will also have an auction for original comic art on Saturday night immediately following the show, to help cover artist travel expenses. 30% of auction sales will also go to charity!

    The show has PLENTY of FREE parking, and is located less than 5 minutes off of I-64 and I-95 at the Ramada Plaza West in Richmond, VA (http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=10). With a FREE shuttle to the train station, and hotel rooms for only $65 a night, you should check it out!

    As a special bonus, ConventionScene.com users can get into the show 30 minutes early AND get all ticket fees waived by going to http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=569 and entering the code CONVENTIONSCENE. As another bonus, attached to this message is the world premiere of Billy Tucci’s “Universal” inspired double-cover! All information regarding EVERYTHING is located at our newly re-designed website http://www.vacomicon.com. Be sure to stick around after for the HUGE original comic art auction Saturday night! With direct flights to Richmond for less than $59 from Philadelphia, New York and Florida, We KNOW will see you there!

    Sincerely, Brett Carreras
    Owner: www.BrettsComicPile.com
    Promoter: www.VAcomicon.com

    VA/NC – Afrodisiac Tour

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    Jim Rugg and Chris Pitzer hit the road to talk about their latest creation: AFRODISIAC. Each stop will include a signing, talking and LOVE! Plan your Valentine gift giving and pick up an autographed copy of the book!

    Jim Rugg, with Brian Maruca, is the artist and co-creator of Afrodisiac. They also worked together on Street Angel, the saga of a thirteen year-old skateboarding homeless ninja girl.  He also provided the art for PLAIN Janes and Janes in Love, which were written by YA Novelist Cecil Castellucci, as well as the brand new One Model Nation, which was written by Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor.

    Chris Pitzer is the man in charge at Adhouse Books.  He’s responsible for putting out a wide range of accessible yet unique books, many of which have been best sellers here.  Some of the finest Adhouse books include: Pulphope by Paul Pope, Process Recess I, II, and III by James Jean, Mesmo Delivery by Raphael Grampa, and many more.

    Feb. 5th
    6pm – 9pm
    Velocity Comics, 904 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-3809
    www.velocitycomics.com

    Feb. 6th
    6pm – 9pm
    Chapel Hill Comics, 316 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    www.chapelhillcomics.com

    Feb. 7th
    3pm – 6pm
    Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, 1957 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
    www.heroesonline.com

    Con Report Round-Up: HeroesCon 2009

    UPDATED – June 26, 2009

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