Writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films,
including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at Smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.
An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world
31 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith, (the co-hosts of the wildly-popular podcast, HOLLYWOOD BABBLE-ON), present a LIVE performance of their best-selling comic book, BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET at the Hollywood Improv on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM!
The comic book comes to life as Ralph and Kevin provide the voices, music, and sound effects, while the audience gets to follow along as each page is projected up on the big screen. The result is a funny and entertaining take on the classic 60′s Batman series, as TV’s Batman and Robin cross paths with the TV’s Green Hornet and Kato!
Audience members are often recruited to come up on stage and add their own voice talents to the show, and everyone who attends gets a special collectible edition of the comic book, signed by Ralph and Kevin!
Stick around for Hollywood Babble On at 10:00 PM! Tickets here…
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Comic writer extraordinaire Grant Morrison (JLA, Batman and Robin, New X-Men) appears at Meltdown Comics this Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Grant Morrison is highly regarded as one of the most original and inventive writers to work in the comic book industry. He is recognised as being one of the best-selling writers in the medium in the last 20 years.
His revisionist Batman book ARKHAM ASYLUM (with artist Dave McKean) has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and won numerous awards, making it the most successful original graphic novel to be published in America. In 2009, Eidos released the best-selling video game BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM inspired by the book.
Morrison is renowned for his ability to revive and re-imagine established characters, and has been orchestral behind runs of popular stories for the major companies including DC Comics characters; BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, DOOM PATROL, ANIMAL MAN and for Marvel Comics the best-selling monthly, NEW X-MEN, MARVEL BOY and FANTASTIC FOUR.
In addition to his work with established brands he has created a number of revolutionary original series including We3, THE INVISIBLES, THE FILTH, FLEX MENTALLO, ZENITH, SEBASTIAN O, MARVEL BOY, and the cult classics KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, THE MYSTERY PLAY, SEAGUY and JOE THE BARBARIAN.
His Graphic Novels and Comic Book collections have been translated into twenty languages and are sold worldwide to international acclaim.
In the last 5 years, his books have won multiple major industry awards, including The Eisner Award for best series three times for ALL STAR SUPERMAN and best limited series SEVEN SOLDIERS. Morrison has also won several Harvey Awards including Best Writer in 2009, a Scream Award, and attained Lifetime Achievement status at the British Eagle Awards. In 2011, he received five awards from Kapow! Stan Lee to Eagle’s including Best Writer at each, and Best Comic for Batman and Robin.
In 2008, Grant wrote the two top selling DC Comics titles FINAL CRISIS, and BATMAN. The controversial BATMAN R.I.P. storyline which has revolutionised the character was caught in a worldwide press storm with reports of Grant ‘killing Batman’ in every major newspaper and on TV. In 2013, he completed a seven year run on the BATMAN franchise having created the best-selling BATMAN & ROBIN. In 2009, he brought Bruce Wayne back into comic continuity in the series, BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, and wrapped up the saga in BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN.
In September 2011 as part of the new 52 re-launch at DC Comics, Grant began writing Superman again in the best-selling ACTION COMICS franchise, as the cornerstone book of the line.
In 2014, work at DC Comics includes a revisionist take on Wonder Woman for the Earth One Graphic Novel, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRIAL OF DIANA PRINCE. The epic, long-awaited maxi series, MULTIVERSITY, is due for release in June 2014.
There are also a number of new creator works in production, from the psychedelic Hollywood noir of ANNIHILATOR at Legendary, to the ultimate horror of NAMELESS at Image, via the last chapter of the Seaguy trilogy, SEAGUY: ETERNAL at DC/Vertigo.
As part of his remit at DC Comics, Morrison has also acted as a Consultant, developing updated approaches on minor characters and recreating them as springboards for other writers. He has also had award winning and critical success using this revival method for his own maxi-series, SEVEN SOLDIERS in 2006. His take on Superman for ALL-STAR SUPERMAN cements his ability to breathe life into old franchises and his four year story run on Batman has woven a complex and intriguing best-selling tale the likes of which has not been seen in decades.
Never shy of courting controversy, many of Morrison’s titles other than BATMAN, have made headlines. ST.SWITHIN’S DAY – a story about a young man from the North attempting to assassinate Margaret Thatcher – had questions raised in the House of Commons, as did THE INVISIBLES, Morrison’s highly-influential six-year long series about a group of occult terrorists (which has been said to have partly inspired the film THE MATRIX). Seen as cutting-edge and subversive, THE INVISIBLES and other series, such as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HITLER, BIG DAVE and DOOM PATROL, have been the subjects of both academic discussion and popular media interest.
In 1997, Grant was the first comic book writer to be included as one of Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 creative people in America.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Jason Mewes & Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) appear at the Ontario Improv on Friday November 21st at 10:00 PM for a live recording of their podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old!
4555 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764
NO BADGER DOES IT BETTER!
With his trusty adjunct, Detective Sergeant Ratzi, away for Christmas, there’s no holiday for Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard as he embarks on an investigation into the disappearance of his housekeeper’s niece, Bunty Spall. The trail leads to a growing religious cult, where a charismatic unicorn messiah and his con men cronies, already responsible for mass murder in the United States, are about to lead a crusade for the ethnic cleansing of the French Empire’s doughfaces – the derogatory nickname for humans used by the majority, animal-headed population. Teaming up with Chance Lucas, a gun-slinging operative of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and reigniting his steamy love affair with the voluptuous Parisian badger prostitute Billie, LeBrock clashes with both cult fanatics and doughface terrorists, uncovering in the process a centuries-old religious conspiracy that threatens to plunge the world into bloody civil war.
With Paris in the grip of the mysterious crime lord, Tiberius Koenig, and an increasingly violent backlash by human extremists, can LeBrock stop the seemingly inevitable slide into fascism? What is the secret of the legendary True Gospels? Can he rescue Bunty Spall from the clutches of the strangely hypnotic unicorn named Apollo? But does Bunty want to be saved? And will LeBrock be back in time for Christmas dinner?
Bryan Talbot has worked on such underground comics, science fiction and superhero stories as Judge Dredd and Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Vertigo titles including Sandman, Hellblazer, and Fables and has written and drawn several Eisner Award-winning graphic novels.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
Artist Ethan Van Sciver, known for his work on titles including Green Lantern, Superman/Batman, New X-Men, and The Flash: Rebirth, appears at Heroes Haven on Saturday November 15th from noon till 6:00 PM.
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Writer James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, Talon, The Woods, Memetic) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, November 29th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm for an in store signing and… POT LUCK DINNER!!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Writer Kyle Higgins (Deathstroke, Nightwing) appears at Barnes & Noble on Sunday November 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM to sign C.O.W.L., Volume 1: Principles of Power.
Barnes & Noble
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Gabriel Hardman, Danny Miki, Joshua Dysart, Rafael Navarro, and D.J. Kirkbride appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, November 8th from 1:00-4:00 PM for the grand opening of their Culver City shop!
*DEALS! Buy 2 get 1 free DC, MARVEL & IMAGE TPs. An ENTIRE ROOM filled with 50% OFF graphic novels and TPBs, and much, much more!
*COSPLAYERS! Witness some of Los Angeles’ greatest cosplayers bring the characters you know and love to life right before your naked, steaming eyes! Meet and take photos with WONDER WOMAN, SUPERGIRL, SPIDER-MAN, CASEY JONES and the crew of STAR WARS: REBELS!
*Culver City’s very own ANGEL CITY DERBY GIRLS will be rocking and rolling around the parking lot to deliver even more fun and GOODIES throughout the day!
The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230
Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire appear at Gosh Comics for a signing on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with Thought Bubble.
Since bursting onto the comic scene in 2009 Eisner and Harvey award winning Scott Snyder has written for both Marvel and DC; working on well-loved titles including Iron Man, and The Human Torch. Scott’s current work on Batman Eternal is particularly good but it’s his creator-owned work with Vertigo (American Vampire and The Wake) comics that’s really caught our attention.
Eisner and Harvey award nominations have also made their way over to the second creator of the evening, Jeff Lemire. If the name seems familiar it shouldn’t be a surprise. He wrote that comic. You know the one? Children born with horns and snouts and hooves and stuff. Not content with creating his own immersive and believable worlds (Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Trillium) Lemire has also written for DC comics with impressive runs on Animal Man, Justice League Dark, and Green Arrow to name a few.
Both creators will be with us signing copies of their books between 5-7pm on Friday the 14th of November. There’s going to be a 3 item limit on the night so choose carefully! If you don’t already have the book you’re after don’t worry; we’ll have a selection of their work available on the day. If you’re unable to make it to the event and there’s a specific book you’d like us to have signed for you then get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org and we can make those arrangements.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR