PA – Steven Universe: Art & Origins Signing

Chris McDonnell appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM to discuss and sign his new book, Steven Universe: Art & Origins!

This is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe.

Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous written and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. Steven Universe: Art & Origins reveals how creator Rebecca Sugar, the writers, the animators, and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.

About the Author: Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi, Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman, and many more. He is a contributor to the Cartoon Brew animation blog. He creates animation for television programs that have included Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (Adult Swim), Portlandia (IFC), Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC), and Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon). McDonnell is also the author and designer of Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo. He lives in Philadelphia.

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Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.
2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Encyclopedia of Black Comics Signing

Press Release:

Sheena C. Howard will kick-off her book signing tour and debut the Encyclopedia of Black Comics with fans, artists, writers and other comic enthusiasts at Amalgam Comics and Coffee House in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 PM.

Be the first to grab an autographed copy of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics and celebrate the release of this seminal book!

The book features over 100 entries and exclusive artwork and footage in full color from the likes of: Brandon Easton, Aaron McGruder, Brumsic Brandon, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Joel Christian Gill, Dwayne McDuffie, Juliana Smith, Reginald Hudlin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Morrie Turner, Ollie Harrington, George Herriman, Denys Cowan, Eric Battle, Jerry Craft, Jason Richardson AND MORE!

The book features a foreword written by Henry Louis Gates, world renowned literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual. It also features an afterword written by Chris Priest, legendary comic book writer, singer, songwriter, and musician.

Be prepared to get signatures of those featured in the book as the event is sure to bring out some of the subjects covered in the book as well.

A free raffle will be held and one lucky winner will receive a free copy of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics and a photo-op with the author.

Join, Sheena Howard, author of the Encyclopedia of Black Comics at Writers Block Rehab for the After Party. Network with other comic heads/writers/artists, meet the author and mingle with the best of the best!

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Intertwined Signing

Writer Fabrice Sapolsky and artist Will Torres appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, July 22nd from noon till 4:00 PM for a signing.

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Carefree, Like Me! Signing

Illustrator Rashad Malik Davis celebrates the release of his new children’s picture book, Carefree, Like Me! – Chapter 1: Root the Brave at Amalgam Comics in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday June 24th from 2:00 till 5:00 PM!

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Black Heroes in Comics Discussion

Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM to welcome William Jones to discuss his book, The Ex-Con, Voodoo Priest, Goddess, and the African King.

In this book, Jones breaks down the origins of four black comic book characters – Luke Cage, Papa Midnite, Storm, and Black Panther – and analyzes their representation throughout comic book history.

Whether you’re a long-time lover of comics, an established or aspiring creator or a new and casual fan you’ll find something new as you read about the untold stories of these heroes and get a feel for the future of diversity and representation in the comic book medium.

William Jones is the founder of Afrofuturism Network, is a historian, “comic book geek”, writer, and educator. He is a sought-after public speaker on the subjects of the history of black people in America, the image of black people in various forms of media, pop culture and hip-hop music, to name just a few. He has spoken on various college campuses and at conferences both nationally and abroad.

***Books will be available for purchase at Amalgam!

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – La Borinqueña Signing

Press Release:

Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 27th from 2:00 – 6:00 PM for a discussion & book signing with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of La Borinqueña! Books and other merchandise will be available for purchase.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo’s debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino nonprofits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels.

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – FCBD: Amalgam Comics Signing

Joshua Toritto, Auriel Glanville, and William Jones appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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PA – The Amory Wars Signing

Press Release:

Amalgam Comics is excited to welcome Coheed and Cambria lead singer & guitarist, not to mention comic book creator, Claudio Sanchez!

Join us on May 10th from 2:00 – 3:00 PM to meet Claudio in person and get your copy of The Amory Wars from BOOM! Studios signed!

Please Note:
-To ensure that everyone is able to meet Claudio and get their books signed, we will not be able to allow photos.
-There is a 2 item signing limit.

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – Messengers of the Hidden Truth Signing

James Honesty and Fernando Lyons, the creators of the Messengers of the Hidden Truth series, appear on Saturday, April 1st from 1:00 – 5:00 PM for a book signing at Amalgam Comics!

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

PA – A Cat Named Haiku Signing

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Mark Poulton appears on Saturday, December 3rd for a reading & signing of his children’s book “A Cat Named Haiku”. There will also be an activities table where your little ones can color their own Haiku paper mask to take with them!

Mark is a comic book writer/children’s book author who has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics and Arcana Studio. He most recently scripted SAVAGE HAWKMAN for DC Comics, as part of the New 52. After his Image Comics’ series, AVENGELYNE, finished publication, it ran as a webcomic at Keenspot.com where it has amassed a readership over 500,000.

His children’s book series, A CAT NAMED HAIKU, was nominated for Best Single Issue Story in the 2011 Eagle Awards, and is currently in production as a series of animated shorts for Hooplakidz TV. The latest installment of A CAT NAMED HAIKU is entitled CTHULHU LOVES KITTENS and is part of the new A CAT NAMED HAIKU hardcover collection. Some of Mark’s other credits include Image Comics’ BRIGADE and Arcana Studio’s KONI KONFIDENTIAL.

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2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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