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  • Haverhill Library Hosts Its 1st Comic Con

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    Haverhill Public Library host their very first comic con on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm! Special guests include Charlotte Fullerton, Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Marjorie Liu, Felipe Jorge, Andy Arnott, and more. All library programs are free and open to the public.

    Comic Book Palace Documentary Screening (10:00 AM – 11:30 AM)
    Join us for a free screening of the Comic Book Palace documentary all about Haverhill’s own comic shop! Stay afterwards for a Q&A with the filmmaker Felipe Jorge!

    Warning: There is some strong language in the film.

    Location: Auditorium

    Andy Arnott (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
    Come hear from local author Andy Arnott on how he got his comic I Play the Bad Guy published and learn some tips on how to get yours published!

    Location: Milhendler Room

    Draw Your Own Superhero (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
    Learn how to draw your own superhero with the help of artist Christian Whitton from Shoe Town Art!

    Ages 5+, please register at the link.

    Location: Cavallaro Room

    Cosplay Fashion Show (12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)
    Come show off your awesome costume!

    Location: Auditorium

    Charlotte Fullerton (12:45 PM – 1:30 PM)
    Come hear two-time Daytime Emmy Nominee Charlotte Fullerton discuss her career writing for the hit cartoons The Fairly Oddparents, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Ben 10, Super Hero Squad, Kim Possible, and more!

    Location: Auditorium

    Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Marjorie Liu (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
    Join us for a fan Q&A and book signing with comic book writers Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and Marjorie Liu!

    *we will not be providing books to purchase, it is recommended to purchase and bring your own copies ahead of time. Support your local comic shops!

    Location: Auditorium

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Haverhill Public Library
    99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
    (978) 373-1586

    NYC – The Spirit of Innovation Panel

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    John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope, consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will Eisner Week, this panel is a collaboration between the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International. The event starts on Wednesday March 7th at 7:00 PM at the Society of Illustrators, located at 128 East 63rd Street at Lexington Ave, in New York City. Admission is $10 for CBLDF, Comic-Con International 2014 attendees (bring your badge), and Society of Illustrators Members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for students and seniors with valid ID.

    Will Eisner’s The Spirit
    In 1940, Will Eisner wasn’t the only 23-year-old innovating the early comics medium, but he was arguably the most audacious. With war on the horizon, he left the security and success of his work as creative director of the Eisner & Iger packaging studio to create The Spirit, a newspaper comic book supplement that allowed him a wide berth of creative freedom, the ability to speak to an adult audience, and the opportunity to own his own work. 75 years later, The Spirit remains a vital, influential, and engaging work of comics. Join contemporary practitioners for a lively discussion of Will Eisner’s first masterwork and its effect on modern comics.

    This panel is a new endeavor that continues the ongoing education collaboration between Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International, who are co-producing the program. “Events of this sort highlight comics’ vital contribution to culture,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Honoring the medium’s history while encouraging its future are central educational goals for both organizations. It’s an honor to launch this next phase in our partnership with an event that celebrates the vision and contributions of Will Eisner and those he inspired.”

    Tickets for this event are available now from the Society of Illustrators online at here…

    About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
    Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org

    About Comic-Con International
    Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. www.comic-con.org

    About Society of Illustrators
    The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. Founded in 1901, the Society has had a distinguished yet lively history as an active participant in the ever-changing field of illustration. The vitality of the organization depends on attracting qualified artists and others to join us in this mission. For more information, please visit www.societyillustrators.org

    Society of Illustrators
    128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

    Boston Comic Con 2015 Guests Announced

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    Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!

    Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!

    And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! *UPDATE* Photo ops are available now at the link!

    Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

    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 120,000 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. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

     

     

    NYC – DISEÑO Comics Panel & Workshop

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    Press Release:

    Join El Museo Del Barrio for a conversation with artists and designers about comic books and superheroes as vehicles for the exploration of identity on Wednesday January 21, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

    Panelists include Phil Jimenez (Marvel Comics), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Wepa Woman) and Ivan Velez, Jr. (Tales of the Closet). The discussion will be moderated by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and author of Latino U.S.A.: A Cartoon History. RSVP at the link…

    Marvel Comics artist Phil Jimenez will also appear on Thursday January 22, 2015 for a FREE portfolio review and drawing tutorial. Gain insight into your work and practice your technique with the guidance of an expert. Participants should bring work for review, and any special materials they may wish to use. Paper, pencils, pens and charcoal will all be provided. Click here to RSVP…

    DISEÑO is a partnership between Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and El Museo del Barrio.

    This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

    El Museo Del Barrio
    1230 5th Ave New York, NY 10029

    NYC – Star Wars #1 Signing

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    Writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign Star Wars #1, one of the most anticipated books of 2015!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Star Wars #1 – 01/14/14
    Writer: Jason Aaron • Artist: John Cassaday
    Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2, and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

    -Purchase of Star Wars #1 required to attend event.

    -Limit of two items signed per person.

    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

    NYC – Dare2Draw End of Year Party

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    Dare2Draw closes their 2014 season with special Guest Mentor Artist Phil Jimenez (Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman) the Brooklyn Brewery on Tuesday, December 30th from 7:30pm – 11:30pm!

    Get tickets are the link!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Brooklyn Brewery
    79 N 11th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11249

    NB – Guardians of the Galaxy Signing

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    Marvel Comics artist Nick Bradshaw appears at Strange Adventures’ Fredericton Shop to sign comics and stuff from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 28th!! Nick has illustrated the adventures of Wolverine and the X-Men, Ash and the Army of Darkness, and is currently working on the Guardians of the Galaxy!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Strange Adventures
    68 York Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3N4, Canada
    (506) 450-3759

    NB – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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    Nick Bradshaw, Danica “Karibu” Brine, Kraig Nicol, and Allan Spinney appear at The Comic Hunter on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

    Press Release:

    Saturday, May 3rd is the biggest comic book day of the year, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

    Join us all day long, starting at 8am, for tons of giveaways, big sales, BBQ, meet and greats with local artists, and just tons fun!

    Some of the fun stuff happening will be…

    -Meet and Great with local artists: Nick Bradshaw, Danica “Karibu” Brine, Kraig Nicol, and Allan Spinney!

    -First 100 people get an exclusive Nick Bradshaw Print for Free to get signed! We’ll be giving away the original to a lucky customer at the end of the day!

    -Tons of giveaways!

    -Free Comics For Everyone (10 per person)

    -All Back Issues 15-75% off!*

    -All Graphic Novels 15-90% off!*

    -All Toys, Statues, and Tshirts on sale!*

    *Full details to be revealed on FCBD

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The Comic Hunter (Moncton)
    465 Main Street, Moncton, NB E1C 1C2, Canada
    506-855-4950

    NH – FCBD: Gail Simone Signs

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    Special guest Gail Simone joins Marjorie Liu, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Blair Shedd, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more appear at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

    Press Release:

    How do we top 2013’s Free Comic Book Day? BY DOUBLING IT! Our 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be DOUBLED, with our usual one in Manchester and one at our new location in Concord! We will be featuring special guests, events and of course, exclusive free comics at each, as well as special sales too! Additionally, we will have a number of local artists, fantastic cosplayers, contests and a wide variety of free comics!

    Special Artist/Writer Guests include:
    Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja, Birds of Prey)
    Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, X-23)
    Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
    Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)
    Blair Shedd (Doctor Who)
    Sara Richard (My Little Pony)
    Alex de Campi (My Little Pony, Grindhouse) – Appearing in Manchester from 5-7!
    Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
    Ransom Getty (Guardians of the Globe)

    Artists include:
    Scott Hamilton
    Dan Larson
    Amanda Dufresne
    Nicole Hansche
    David Leblanc
    Jerry Fleming
    Don Higgins
    Juli O’Malley
    Kendra Lee Saunders
    Jason Casey
    Matt Bessette
    Bexx Fine
    Jeremy Mchugh
    Janella Mele
    Angela Costello
    Dennis Burke
    Clark Drew
    Peter Vinton Jr
    Ben Gibson
    Michelle Pinard

    NOTE: free sketches are at the discretion of the artist and not guaranteed.

    Cosplay Guests include:
    Nicole Marie Jean (cosplayer extraordinaire)
    Bellechere (world renown cosplayer)
    501st New England Garrison
    Ghostbusters of New Hampshire
    New England Brethren of Pirates

    Special Guests:
    Rhode Island Comic Con
    Terror Con
    Pop Culture Expo
    Spectacular Batcycle (Concord)
    Bumblebee 1977 Chevy Camaro from Transformers

    BBQ? Of course! Our grill master and BBQ expert Jareb will be back, making some fantastic grub in Manchester!

    We also want to have the biggest group of cosplayers we can amass, so we will have extra goodies to everyone that comes in costume, as well as the BIGGEST Free Comic Book Day costume contest in the US!

    We will also be having a HUGE after party in Concord when all is said and done, with a few more surprises. What could we possibly have up our sleeves?

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Double Midnight Comics
    245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

    NC – Savage Wolverine Signing

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    Superstar comic artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope at Jake’s Memory Lane Comics on Saturday March 15th at 1:00 pm.

    MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine 12 and 13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.

    In addition to the signing, we’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Jake’s Memory Lane Comics
    5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington, NC 28405

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