OR – Made Men Launch Party

Writer Paul Tobin (Bandette, Plants vs Zombies) appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, July 14th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign MADE MEN from Oni Press!

When Jutte Shelley and her squad are gunned down in an ambush, it looks like the end for the Detroit police officers, but Jutte comes from a very storied family… named Frankenstein. Using the secrets of her ancestors, Jutte enters the family business of resurrection, bringing her squad back from the dead. Sort of. As long as you don’t look too close. Eager for revenge, they’ve no choice but to team with the Detroit mob, using them for the resources to find the lowlifes who did them in, now that Jutte has quite literally gotten the gang back together.

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

ON – The Complete Girls with Slingshots Signing

Press Release:

The Beguiling is happy to announce that Danielle Corsetto, creator of the legendary comic GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS, will be joining us in our events space for a signing to celebrate the release of THE COMPLETE GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS from Iron Circus Comics!

Danielle will be on hand Thursday, July 5th from 5PM until 8PM signing books for fans, and The Beguiling will have copies of the brand-new collection available for purchase!

About Girls With Slingshots:
Danielle Corsetto’s Girls with Slingshots debuted in September of 2004, and ran for over 10 years, winning a Reuben Award, publishing thousands of strips, and gaining thousands upon thousands of loyal readers. By the time of the comic’s grand finale in March of 2015, GwS was one of the biggest names in online comics, with countless fans visiting daily to read about the lives, loves and adventures of Hazel, Jamie, and their friends.

As the strip’s popularity grew, TEN softcover collections were compiled. But after ten years of printing and reprinting, half of the volumes are sold out or hard to find. So, now that GwS has seen its last update, it’s time to send this legend of a comic strip off in the collection it deserves.

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

QC – Girls with Slingshots/Boumeries Signing

Cartoonists Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots) and Boum (Boumeries) appear at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Saturday, June 30th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM!

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Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

CA – Dodge City Signing

Writer Josh Trujillo appears at Zeppelin Comics on Sunday, July 1st from noon till 3:00 PM to sign DODGE CITY from Boom Studios!

He has written for numerous comics, including Adventure Time and Rick & Morty. He also wrote “Tonight”, part of the Eisner Award winning anthology Love is Love. On top of all that, he has also worked on Telltale Games such as Batman: The Enemy Within and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Zeppelin Comics
191 E H Street, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 297-6126

ME – Girls With Slingshots Heavy Book Tour

Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto brings the “Girls With Slingshots Heavy Book Tour” on Saturday, June 23 from 5-7 at Casablanca Comics’ Portland store!

Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and in stapled-paper form at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it became a self-sustaining color webcomic that updated five times a week, Monday through Friday.

The strip’s two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts around 1996, an unintended prequel to GWS. The GWS title was based on a recurring request Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw a girl with a gun (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots instead).

GWS has been collected into ten books containing 200 strips each, which are available through TopatoCo. A hardcover collection of all of the strips (plus some bonus material) in color will be available in June 27th!

Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and by 2007, with the first print collection of GWS and other merchandise & art sales, she was doing the strip full-time. From then on it updated 5 times a week, always at some god-awful hour.

In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Peter Bagge. She’s also written thre Adventure Time graphic novels for BOOM!

Danielle hails from Ijamsville, MD and now lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles). She loves drinking tea, hiking, traveling, cooking, gardening and eating local foods, because she is a filthy hippie. Danielle has taught illustration at her alma mater Shepherd University, and has been a guest teacher for the Graphic Storytelling students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. She is a lifetime Girl Scout.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

MA – The Complete Girls with Slingshots Signing

Danielle Corsetto, creator of webcomic Girls With Slingshots, will be appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an in-store signing.

Corsetto will be signing copies of her new book The Complete Girls with Slingshots, which will be available to purchase directly at her table for $74.99 each (suggested for a mature audience). She will also be offering to draw a free mini sketch upon request to anyone purchasing a copy of her book, or to anyone making a store purchase in any amount. Please present your store receipt at her table.

Danielle Corsetto is the creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, which ran from 2004-2015. She also penned three Adventure Time Original Graphic Novels for BOOM! Studios, and wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News. She posts silly autobio strips about her cats and yoga at Stuckat32.com, and is writing a sex ed comic with Monica Gallaher called BOO! It’s Sex, debuting on Webtoons this summer.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

MA – Graphic Novels for Young Readers

Graphic novel creators Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (One Day a Dot) and Robert Christie &

Deborah Lang (Quirk’s Quest: The Lost and the Found) share their books and discuss art and creating graphic novels for young readers on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

One Day a Dot explores the age-old question: Where did we come from? Where did everything come from?

Starting with one tiny dot and continuing through the Big Bang to the rise of human societies, the story of our universe is told in simple and vivid terms. But the biggest question of all cannot be answered: Where did that one dot come from?

One Day a Dot is a beautiful and vibrant picture book that uses the visual motif of circles as to guide young readers through the stages of life on Earth.

Braden Lamb grew up in Seattle, studied film in upstate New York, learned about Vikings in Iceland and Norway, and began an art career in Massachusetts. Now he draws and colors comics, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Shelli Paroline escaped early on into the world of comics, cartoons, and science fiction. She has returned to the Boston area, where she is an illustrator and co-director of the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo.

Marooned in unknown and exceedingly hostile territory, Captain Quenterindy Quirk and his furry entourage continue their royal quest to explore the uncharted lands of Crutonia. And now they’ve made a most remarkable discovery: Amysterious and highly advanced civilization lies beneath the surface of the island. But the rulers of this new world have little patience for inept explorers or their royal quests.

Vividly illustrated and starring a cunningly designed cast of characters, Quirk’s Quest is a tale of adventure in a fully imagined world ripe for exploration. Included in this volume is an illustrated roster of the important characters and a map of the world of Crutonia.

Robert Christie grew up on Long Island and spent most of his waking hours obsessively drawing. While taking cover from a lunchroom food fight, he met Deborah Lang and shortly thereafter they conspired to create Crutonia. He makes his living as an illustrator, painter, and prop maker for major motion pictures, Broadway, and fashion photo shoots.

Deborah Lang is a cartoonist, scientific illustrator, and molecular biologist. She was born in New York City, but eventually moved to Long Island purely to meet up with Robert Christie and create Crutonia with him.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
617-491-2220

MD – FCBD 2018: Cards Comics & Collectibles

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day 2018 is this Saturday, May 5th, at Cards, Comics & Collectibles – Baltimore County’s Premiere Comic Book Store and the Official News Source of the Baltimore Comic-Con! You don’t want to miss our amazing guests, events, food and drink, and FREE COMICS!

BOOM! Studios kicks off their “Discover Your Comic Store” tour at CC&C, featuring FCBD creators Christine Larsen (Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special, By Night), Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special, Go Go Power Rangers), Filip Sablik (BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing), and Morgan Perry (BOOM! Studios Direct Market Representative). Christine will be signing books from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

“BOOM! Studios is thrilled to kick off our nationwide Discover Your Comic Store Tour on Free Comic Book Day in Baltimore County!” said Sablik. “The amazing folks at Cards, Comics & Collectibles have been longtime supporters of BOOM! Studios and we knew it’d be the perfect place for our launch event. On a personal note, CC&C was also my local comic shop for over a decade and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate FCBD in their spacious new location!”

American Mythology Productions will be at the store when doors open, featuring S.A. Check (Pink Panther, Casper), S.L. Gallant (Underdog, GI Joe), and James Kuhoric (Hatchet, Six Million Dollar Man).

Frank Cho (Harley Quinn), Steve Conley (The Middle Age), and John Gallagher (Buzzboy, Ranger Rick) will all be signing autographs at the store throughout the day as well.

In addition to free comics and an amazing line-up of comic book creators in the store, we will also have food and drink (while supplies last!).

“This feels kind of big!” said Marc Nathan, owner of Cards, Comics & Collectibles. “We will have a ton of creators and publishers in the store, we will be giving away tons of comics, we’ll be feeding folks — it’s going to be a great day, and all happening for the first time in our new larger space!”

Besides giving away free comic books, the store will offer 50% off modern back issues, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers*.

Cards Comics and Collectibles
51 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

A2CAF 2018 Announces Guests

The 2018 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival has announced three of this year’s headline guests, each making their very first appearance at the show on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.

Maris Wicks, author of Science Comics: Coral Reefs and Human Body Theater, and artist of Primates and SpongeBob Comics!

Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned, and writer of DC Comics superheroes!

Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson, artist of various children’s books including Long Night Moon and Oskar and the Eight Blessings, and creative and editorial director of First Second Books.

Maris, Mark, and Judd will be joined by over 50 additional guests–some of them old friends, some new to A2CAF; longtime comics creators and kids just starting to get their nibs wet; and all of them eager to greet you in our bustling, bubbly and bursting Artists Alley on the first floor of the Ann Arbor District Library!

So whatever kinds of comics you’re in the mood for: heroic adventure or slice of life, fantasy or funny animals, scary stories or science fiction, history or humor–and yes, once again, four different varieties of Shakespeare comics!–you’ll find them in Artists Alley at this year’s Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

Check out our amazing guest list right here!

Zac Gorman, author of Thisby Thestoop and the Black MountainRick and Morty (comic series), Over the Garden Wall (Emmy award winning animated series, Magical Game Time(webcomic), Costume Quest (writer and artist Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, as well as writer for new Costume Quest animated series on Amazon Prime in 2018).

Rafael Rosado, Artist of Giants Beware!, Dragons Beware! and Monsters Beware!

Zack Giallongo, Author of BroxoEwoks: Shadows of Endor, artist of the Stratford Zooseries, and author of Star Wars Doodles. Co-host of the Galaxy of Super Adventure show.

Hannah O’Neal, Animator at FableVision Studios in Boston, MA.

Joamette Gil, creator and editor of the award-winning POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Series.

Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea100 Demon Dialogues.

Meggie Ramm, creator of Stick WorldI Have No Idea What I’m Doing, and Olympic Adventures.

Steve Hamaker (SATURDAY ONLY), Eisner-winning colorist of BoneRASL, and Table Titans. Author of PLOX.

Kean Soo, Creator of the Jellaby and March Grand Prix series of graphic novels.

Pranas T. Naujokaitis, writer of the Adventure Time: Ice King miniseries, writer/illustrator of Uncle Grandpa in Uncle Grandpaland, and creator of many mini-comics including the Monster Town series and the Ignatz Award nominated Laffy Meal.

Gregg Schigiel, author/illustrator of the Pix graphic novels, regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics, and host of the “Stuff Said” podcast.

Kiel Phegley, Author of Gumball’s Guide to ScienceSonic The Hedgehog, and Halo: Spartan-IV Field Manual.

Scoot McMahon, cartoonist of Sami the Samurai SquirrelWrapped UpSpot on AdventureThe Mighty Super KingzTales from the Con, and Aw Yeah Comics!

John Martin, illustrator and co-creator of Sci-Fi Junior High and Vordak book series.

Himashi Hewagama, author of the webcomic Celestial Princess Sierra.

Jonathan Griffith, author and illustrator of 19643031: An Ongoing Exploration of the Familiarly Unknown webcomic, and August & Patterson.

Sarah Bollinger, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beard webcomic.

Tara Kurtzhals, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beardwebcomic.

Chad Sell, creator of The Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf and Random House.

Dani Jones,  creator of children’s book Monsters vs Kittens and webcomic My Sister the Freak, and illustrator of the graphic novel PopularMMOs Presents a Hole New World.

Rob Stenzinger, co-host of the Lean Into Art Podcast, Creator of the video game This Panda Needs You, and a new comic called Two Pizza Team.

SRSLY Coalition, creators of the CPTN SRSLY Comic Anthology Volumes 1-4.

Emily Zelasko, writer and Illustrator of SnowOld Man, Dog, and the OceanPhantom in the SnowSomething Something Adam, and the Piece of Cake webcomic. Illustrator for Rainbow Sprinkle Slime, Vostokapolis. Colorist for Corpse Corp.

Mya Gosling, artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic..

Conor McCreery, author of Kill ShakespeareAssassin’s CreedRegular Show/Adventure Time, and Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini.

Matt Feazell, author of ZOT! in Dimension 10-½Understanding MinicomicsDizzy AdventuresStick Figure Presidents and The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.

Andrea Bell, creator of Fair VoyageStill Waiting, and Tracks.

Dave Scheidt, writer of rad comics like Adventure TimeAw Yeah ComicsDreamworks’ TrollsMunchkin, Nickelodeon’s Harvey BeaksWrapped Up and more!

Shaun Manning, Writer and co-creator of Macbeth: The Red KingInteresting Drug, and Hell, Nebraska, as well as short stories for Dark Horse Presents, Thought Bubble, and more.

Brian E. Lau, creator of Staunch Ambition.

Joe Foo, creator of Camp Pencilpoint.

Joshua Buchanan, illustrator of The RocketScratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds, and Factor Five.

Chris & Gin (Chris Ludden and Ginger Dee), creators of Dexter’s DigsPresidents of the United Space, and The Brothers Grant.

Merrill Rainey, illustrator for Highlights Magazine, artist in Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty Magazine, illustrator of Frog. Frog? Frog! for Capstone Publishing, illustrator in Cricket and Spider Magazine, and artist for educational publishers including McGraw Hill, Scholastic Education, and RAZ Kids (Learning A-Z).

Sean Dove, co-creator of BroBots at Oni Press, Colorist on Wrapped Up, and Madballs.

Zachary Lehner, artist of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, contributing author and artist to the anthology I Want to Pet Your Werewolf.

Madeline Zuluaga, one of the Illustrators on When the Rules Aren’t Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism Graphic Novel; contributor to Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood anthology and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei anthology; creator of a capybara-focused illustration book called Capybara Parade.

Bruce Worden, author/illustrator of Goodnight Keith MoonWoodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies; and the weekly pictoblog Shoppers Unknown where he finds discarded shopping lists and draw the people he imagines wrote them.

Peter Sickman-Garner, creator of the Harvey- and Eisner-nominated comic series Hey, Mister, published by Top Shelf Productions.

Jessi Zabarsky, creator of Witchlight, an all-ages shojo adventure comic.

Terry Eisele, author of the three-volume graphic novel With Only Five Plums and the forthcoming Far Tune.

Courtney M Hahn, artist of Podunk, Space for Everyone, and Uni-Puppy.

James Anderson, creator of Ellie on Planet X.

Ellie Moody, creator of The MeltingHow to Make ToastBad Guys, and more.

Bruno Hohn, creator of the comics series The Misadventures of Spenser the Ghost & Larry the Muffin.

Rocket Neiburger, creator of Happy Monster, original mini comic series!

Dana Atnip, Creator, artist, and writer for the webcomic Galactic Dragons.

Giselle Sarmiento, creator of short form comics Limon, delay and creator of fanart illustrations..

Theresa Dunn, author/illustrator of The Tale of Sir Stinky and Not All Pirates Have Hook Hands.

Jay Fosgitt, artist for IDW (My Little PonyAw Yeah Revolution), Marvel (Rocket Raccoon and GrootDeadpoolGwenpoolJessica JonesAvengersWeb Warriors), and Source Point Press (Dead Duck and Zombie Chick).

Matthew New, writer/artist for Billy Johnson and his Duck are Explorers.

Ali Cantarella, creator of The Hasty Pastry graphic novel, illustrator on Monkey and Dragon in the Golden Hour children’s book.

Charles Brubaker, creator of Ask a Cat and The Fuzzy Princess.

Brett R. Pinson, creator of Boomtown ScabsThe Adventures of Carl, The Expendables.

 

 

TX – FCBD 2018: Zeus Comics

Zeus Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 5, 2018 with special guests:

Michael Lark – Lazarus, Daredevil, Gotham Central
Joe Eisma – Riverdale, Flash, Archies, Faith
Kat Leyh – Lumberjanes, SuperCakes, Adventure Time
Lilah Sturges – House of Mystery, Thor: Worthy Origins
Chad Thomas – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Adventures
Ken Lowery – The Night Driver, When the Devil Drives, Like A Virus
Andy Hirsch – Science Comics, Varmints, Garfield
Gavin Guidry – The Night Driver, The Death Defying
Shonuff Studio – Aerobicide, Zombie Kitty
Emily Rose – Emily Rose Art & Illustration
Dan Peeler/Charlie Rose – Young Dragons of Romania

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Zeus Comics
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 219-8697

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