March 29, 2017 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Stan Lee and Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada will have a special chat to benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need! This event will take place at the Paley Center on Friday, April 14th at 11:00 AM. Tickets are on sale NOW at EventBrite.
A mere 125 tickets for this limited and prestigious event are available at $125 each. All ticket holders will ALSO get a commemorative print created specifically for the event TRIPLE-signed by Stan, Joe, and artist Mike Mayhew! And there’s even MORE:
One winner of a special eBay auction will get to be Stan’s “Sidekick” for the event! Meet Stan before the show, get a picture, walk over to the venue, AND get front-and-center seating for the event!
And you’ve worked up an appetite, right? The winner of a second auction will be Joe’s lunch date after the event! You’ll get guaranteed front-and-center seating for Cup o’ Joe, and a private lunch with Joe Quesada after!
Tickets are extremely limited, so hop on this NOW! You’ll hear fascinating tales of Stan’s life and times and the current Marvel Universe in a small, intimate gathering at “Cup o’ Joe with Stan ‘The Man’ Lee”!
The Paley Center for Media
465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Comics legend STAN LEE , co-creator of Marvel’s pantheon of characters including Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, and more, appears at the grand opening of Excelsior Collectibles for a FREE LIMITED signing on Saturday April 15th and Sunday April 16th from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM. Stan will sign 1 item for free, you may purchase extra signatures on-site.
Please contact the store for further details.
797 W. Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821
Writer Fred Van Lente appears at Midtown Comics to sign copies of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Getting a copy of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 signed is mandatory and you may get up to two other items signed.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Writer Fred Van Lente appears at Comic Book Jones to sign copies of Deadpool vs Punisher #1 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM.
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
Artist Ryan Stegman appears at The Hall of Comics on Saturday, April 8th at noon! Mr. Stegman has worked on Superior Spider-Man, Uncanny Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows, and other titles. He’ll be signing copies of our exclusive store variant he did for Iron Fist #1.
The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
Rob Liefeld (Youngblood, Deadpool, X-Force) celebrates the 25th anniversary of Extreme Studios at Big Red Comics on Thursday March 30, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM! Details at the link…
Artists Scheduled to Appear include:
- Jeff Matsuda – Extreme’s New Men/Kaboom – Producer and director of The Batman animated series, Jackie Chan Adventures and Wolverine for Marvel animation.
Dan Fraga – Extreme’s Brigade, Bloodstrike – Senior Producer/Director for Mattel’s Max Steele, Monster High, Ricky Gervais Show
- Andy Park – Extreme’s Avengelyne – Marvel Studios Visual Development Supervisor Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, Ant–Man, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- Shannon Denton – Extreme’s Youngblood, Brigade – Producer of Con Man, writer on Justice League Action, Ben 10, Avengers animated series.
- Chap Yaep – Extreme’s Youngblood, Warchild – Producer/director on Ben 10
- Todd Nauck – Extreme’s New Men– Marvel’s X-Men, Deadpool, DC’s Young Justice
- Marat Mychaels – Extreme’s Brigade– Marvel’s Deadpool Corps.
- Norm Rapmund – Extreme’s Brigade – DC Comics Teen Titans, Flash
- Art Thibert – Extreme’s Brigade – DC Comics Superman, Batman
- Danny Miki – Extreme’s Youngblood, Bloodstrike, – DC Comics Batman.
- Matt Hawkins – Extreme’s Avengelyne – Top Cow’s Think Tank, Postal
- Dan Panosian – Extreme’s Prophet – Marvel’s X-Men, Logan
- Karl Altstaetter – Extreme’s Bloodstrike, – Senior Designer Mattel Toys, Mirror
Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
Superheroes and Superstars: The Works of Alex Ross—a new exhibition featuring the work of one of the world’s greatest comic book artists—will be on view in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) from February 11 through May 14, 2017.
The MSV is the first venue to host this traveling exhibition, which has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The exhibition’s MSV display is sponsored by Shenandoah Country Q102.
According to Superheroes and Superstars curator Jesse Kowalski, Alex Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his unique, painted photo-realistic style.
“The MSV is thrilled to be the first venue to present Superheroes and Superstars,” notes MSV Executive Director Dana Hand Evans, who adds that the Museum jumped at the chance to bring the exhibition to the region. “Alex Ross is one of the premier illustrators of our time,” says Evans. Along with offering comic book fans a rare opportunity to see Ross’s original artwork of classic superheroes, such as Wonder Woman, Superman, and Spider-Man, Evans says the exhibition illustrates the Museum’s commitment to present contemporary art in the Shenandoah Valley.
Superheroes and Superstars includes more than 100 original works created by Alex Ross, all on public display for the first time. Most of the works in the exhibition are on loan from Ross’s personal collection.
The new exhibition features Alex Ross’s well-known images of superheroes, villains, and his recent paintings of popular culture icons, such as The Beatles and Monty Python. Paintings, sketches, and models from his childhood and college years will also be on view, including “Spidey” booklets that Ross created at the age of four, action figures he made when he was 11 years old, and a self-portrait for a high school art class. Some of Ross’s more recent works in Superheroes and Superstars include A Tale of Two Reeves, a 2016 painting illustrating the two actors audiences most identify with Superman; the 2016 Hulk Marvelmania poster painting; Flash Gordon, a 2015 painting marking the 35th anniversary of the Flash Gordon film; and Ross’s variant cover for Star Wars #1, an homage to the original 1977 issue for Marvel’s relaunch of the classic Star Wars comic book series.
The MSV will host an opening reception for the exhibition from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 11. Those interested in attending should register in advance at www.theMSV.org/AlexRoss or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240. The fee to attend the reception—which is sponsored by the Bank of Clarke County and includes admission to the exhibition and coffee and pastries—is free to MSV Members and $20 for all others.
From 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, the MSV will host Alex Ross for a rare signing event. Prints and Alex Ross merchandise will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Those interested in attending the signing may bring up to three items per person (no sketches and/or portfolio reviews). While a fee is not required to attend the signing event, MSV admission will apply to view Superheroes and Superstars.
A regional cultural center, the MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, Virginia. The MSV includes galleries, the Glen Burnie House, and seven acres of gardens. The galleries and exhibitions are open year-round; the house and gardens are open April through December. The site is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. January through March and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through December. Admission is $10 or $8 for seniors and youth ages 13 to 18. General admission is always free to youth ages 12 and under and to MSV Members. Thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc., admission is free to all every Wednesday. Additional details about the exhibition and a variety of complementary programs are available at www.theMSV.org or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 235.
About Alex Ross:
Alex Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1970 and raised in Lubbock, Texas. At just three years of age, he was drawing television commercials from memory. By the time Alex Ross was 13, he was drawing and scripting comic books. At the age of 17, Ross enrolled in the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
Alex Ross began his professional career as a storyboard artist for an advertising agency. When he was 19, Alex Ross received his first comic book assignment from NOW Comics – to illustrate the comic book series, Terminator: The Burning Earth. Five years later, Ross created the illustrations and cover art for Marvels (1994), a comic book series co-written by Kurt Busiek which featured Marvel’s central characters, such as Spider-Man, the Human Torch, Captain America, and Galactus. His sophomore project, Kingdom Come (1996), was a comic book series in which an alternate DC Universe is filled with aging superheroes, including Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern, who come out of retirement to fight a new generation of superhuman beings.
Alex Ross won the Comic Buyer’s Guide Award for Favorite Painter seven times in a row, resulting in the retirement of the category.
In recent years, Ross has applied his artistic skills to outside projects with comic book roots, including a limited-edition promotional poster for the Academy Awards. In 2015, Alex was chosen by Apple Corps LTD to be commissioned as the first artist in more than 30 years to paint the Fab Four. Driven by the legendary music of The Beatles and inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, Yellow Submarine is a classic of animated cinema. Alex has often been referred to as “the Norman Rockwell of comics.” Even so, his Yellow Submarine artwork reveals the similarly powerful influence of master surrealist Salvador Dali, whom Alex has also recognized as a guiding influence on his style. To learn more, visit www.alexrossart.com.
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst St, Winchester, Virginia 22601
Guests Frank Cho, Steve Conley, John Gallagher, Mark Morales, Brandon Peterson, and more appear at Baltimore Comic-Con’s first ever Spring Fling on Sunday April 9, 2017!
The Baltimore Comic-Con will be back again this year in the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017, but as a special thank you to our fans, we’re throwing a Spring Fling.
What is a Spring Fling? If you were with us for our first show back in 2000, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. This will be a good old fashioned comic book show: rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!
Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics‘ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics‘ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.
Long-time friend of the show, Harvey and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and online. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.
John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.
Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.
Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics‘ Trinity.
Free?!? Yes, free! The Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a thank-you to our fans for helping us grow and making our show into the institution it has become. This one’s just for the fun of it, and we hope we’ll see you there! RSVP on Facebook!
Artist Todd Nauck signs at Alakazam Comics and Games on Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 PM to promote his most recent variant release – Spider-Man/Deadpool #14 c2c Nauck Variant. This rare variant will only be available at 300 stores nationwide on March 4th – during the Coast to Coast Comic-Con Event.
Todd will sign up to 2 Coast to Coast Variants for free; anything above 2 autographs will be charged $5 per signature.
Todd will also draw a limited number of in-store head-shot commissions. (First Come/First Serve)
Head shot black and white on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, on person’s sketch cover comic, or personal sketchbook: $50
Head shot color Copic markers on 7″x10″ (roughly) art board, on person’s sketch cover comic, or personal sketchbook: $80
Todd Nauck works regularly for Marvel and DC Comics, with credits including Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go, and Young Justice, Nightcrawler, Deadpool: Too Soon? as well as countless others.
Coast to Coast Comic-Con is being held on March 4th, 2017 simultaenously at 300 different comic book stores. Interviews with comic professionals will be streamed live in each of the stores. Special commerative/variant comics will be available for sale.
Alakazam Comics and Games
17777 Main St., Ste E, Irvine, CA 92612
Writer DAN SLOTT (Silver Surfer, Superior Spider-Man) signs on Wednesday March 15th at 6:00 PM! Come celebrate the release of Amazing Spider-Man #25 at Forbidden Planet NYC.
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003