Hero Initiative celebrates the massive success of The Walking Dead 100 Project with two great book-signing events in the Greater Toronto Area.
On Saturday, November 23, Stadium Comics at 499 Main St. in Brampton, Ontario in the Shopper’s World Mall will host artists Leonard Kirk, Agnes Garbowska and Richard Zajac from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Just four days later on Wednesday, November 27, Paradise Comics at 3278 Yonge St. in Toronto will host Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, Ty Templeton and Jim Zub from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Fans will be able to get signatures in The Walking Dead 100 Project, Hero’s new 120-page art book featuring today’s top artists and their take on the zombie-filled world of The Walking Dead, the cultural-sensation hit comic from Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment. The book is available in softcover for $13, and limited edition hardcover for $25. Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need.
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Tim Sale, Agnes Garbowska, Tim Seeley, David Mack, Don Rosa, and any other artists we can rope in are doing a signing at Comicazi in Davis Square Saturday April 20th from 11am till 4pm!! With the catastrophic cancellation of Boston Comic Con several artists wanted to reach out to area fans and give them a piece of what was taken away! We’ll have the My Little Pony Boston Comic Con variant cover on sale as well as Tim Sale’s epic Captain America con exclusive t-shirt!! Please come check it out!!
**JUST ADDED** Ming Doyle and Erica Henderson!!
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Artists Jim Cheung, Agnes Garbowska, and Peter Nguyen sign at Epic Comics on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm!
570 N Alafaya Trl, Building C, suite 106, Orlando, FL 32828
Attention all Bronies and Pegasisters! Boston Comic Con has dipped its toes into the variant comic marketplace and its first ever exclusive offering is from IDW’s My Little Pony #6. Featuring a stellar cover from Agnes Garbowska, this comic is limited to 1,000 copies and can be purchased only at the convention! No pre-orders available on this exclusive! You have to be at Boston Comic Con to get these! Come get them signed by Agnes at the show! These comics will be $15 each or 2 for $20. First come, first serve!
Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Mark Bagley, Eric Basaldua, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Braden Lamb, Norman Lee, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Tim Sale, Tim Seeley, Jeff Shultz, William Stout, Marcio Takara, Lee Weeks, Bill Willingham, Charles Paul Wilson III, JK Woodward, and Chrissie Zullo! Tell your friends!!
Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!
Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on the Boston Comic Con website.
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Jeff Lemire, Ty Templeton, Agnes Garbowska, and more appear at Comic Book Lounge on Saturday, February 9th!
Hard to believe it has almost been a year since we opened our doors on February 8th, 2012 and we would like to celebrate by holding some special events on the weekend of February 9-10. We’re planning a three stage celebration – an in-store minicon on Saturday afternoon, followed by an On the Couch with Ty Templeton and an Industry Night Party after that. On Sunday it’s Sketchbook Pro Day with drawing demonstrations and related talks taking place over the afternoon.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9
12-7 In-Store Mini-Con — special appearances and signings all day.
Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Green Arrow, Justice League Dark)
Celebrate the release of Green Arrow 17 and the conclusion of Sweet Tooth with Jeff Lemire
Ty Templeton (Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man)
Scott Chantler (Two Generals, Three Thieves)
Mike Del Mundo (Marvel Cover Artist Extraordinaire)
Agnes Garbowska (MyMisiu, You Me & Zombie)
Christopher Yao (Artist in Residence)
MORE GUESTS TBA
Signing times TBA
The February gallery show will be a multi-creator installation of artwork from Kevin’s personal collection.
7-11pm ON THE COUCH RETURNS! with Ty Templeton followed by an Industry Night Party
Also take note:
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10
Exploring Digital Comics – Sketchbook Pro Day!
Come in and see how Sketchbook Pro can work for you – we’re planning a day of drawing demonstrations and talks between Noon and Five to show you what the software is capable of doing for you.
The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery
587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G1B2
Ty Templeton, Agnes Garbowska, Alex Milne, and many more sign at Stadium Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012!
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Richard Zajac, and Agnes Garbowska sign at Stadium Comics on Saturday, June 23rd 2012
Stadium Comics is pleased to announce our next event and signing which will happen on Saturday, June 23rd 2012. This signing will be a fundraiser for the HERO Initiative, and we are super excited about the lineup of artists that will be joining us:
Ken Lashley – Comic book artist on numerous titles such as Blackhawks, Flash, Black Panther, Deadpool, X-Men, Batwing, and more! Plus lots of Star Wars related work for Hasbro, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts!
Leonard Kirk – Comic book artist on numerous titles such as X-Factor, X-Men, Supergirl, Superman, Sigil, Star Trek, New Mutants, Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, JSA, and more!
Richard Zajac – Inker on a number of projects including The Huntress, G.I. Joe, Soulfire and more! Richard also has contributed pencils to Hero Initiative books, and Thoughtless!
Agnes Garbowska – a fan favourtie at Stadium, Agnes has worked on several projects for Marvel Comics including Girl Comics and Spider-Ham. She also is the creator of several titles such as Waking Up Abbey, Imagination Station, and You, Me, and Zombie! Agnes contributes regularly to Saturday Morning Webtoons as the artist on Boo Bear and Flo.
Each artist will be sketching to raise money for Hero. There will be blank covers available for people to have sketched on, and there will be some really cool Hero Initiative merchandise, such as the Ultimate Spider-Man 100 project, the Hulk 100 project, and the Wolverine 100 project comics – which some of the artists that are attending have worked on!
We’ll also hold some raffles, and a big sale on merchandise inside the store!
About the Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Francis Manapul, Becky Cloonan, Ross Campbell, Agnes Garbowska, Marcus To, and Marco Rudy sign at The Dragon on Sunday, March 4 from 1 – 5 pm.
Old Quebec St. Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, ON
Stadium Comics will once again be the place to celebrate Free Comic Book Day this year. This event has evolved over the last few years to be perhaps the biggest event of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area! More details are being released every day, so be sure to keep checking this space for up-to-date info! Here is a sample of what we will have to offer on May 1st:
ARTIST GUEST APPEARANCES
The highlight of any Free Comic Book Day at Stadium Comics is the amazing lineup of artists on hand to sign and sketch for those in attendance! This year we have the following people scheduled to appear:
Ken Lashley (JUST ANNOUNCED) – Artist on Black Panther, X-Men, The Flash, and much more! Ken will be appearing from 11am-6pm
Alex Milne – Artist on several ‘Transformers’ comics for IDW. Alex draws everyone’s favorite Robots like no one else can!
Agnes Garbowska – Artist on Marvel’s ‘Girl Comics’, and creator of ‘You, Me, and Zombie’. Agnes is renowned for her style of drawing, and is always very much in demand at conventions.
Marcio Takara – artist on Disney’s ‘The Incredibles’ by Boom Studios. Marcio’s amazing artistic style wowed attendees at our last Free Comic Book Day. Check out some of his work here.
George Todorovski – co-creator of The Bear Stories, also appeared in Heavy Metal magazine.
Chris Hatzopoulos – co-creator of ‘The Bear Stories’. Chris is also a well-respected chiptunes music composer!
Vince Sunico – artist with Spent Pencils Studio. Vince is a personal favorite of many convention-goers and customers here at Stadium Comics!
Arnold Trinidad – artist with Spent Pencils Studio. Talented penciler Arnold is the “founding father” of Spent Pencils Studio.
Norman Antonio – Custom costume designer with Heroes In Tights. Norman’s work was recently featured by several Toronto news outlets covering the Wizard World Toronto convention!
Wednesday December 2nd – 3-7 pm
Paradise Comics hosts a special charity event to benefit the Hero Initiative. We are happy to announce that Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, and Ken Lashley (art pictured above) will be signing copies of the Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project Collection.
*JUST ADDED* Agnes Garbowska, Francis Manapul, Marcus To
In the tradition of the Ã¼ber-successful Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project, the Hero Initiative pops its claws! All of Hero’s 100+ original covers to Marvel Comics’ Wolverine: Weapon X #1 are on display in this great book, with art by J. Scott Campbell, John Cassaday, Ken Lashley, Ron Garney, Dale Keown, John Romita Sr. and more!
Through special arrangement with Marvel Comics, there will be only one printing of this book; get it now so you don’t blow your chance!
Paradise Comics, 3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada