FL – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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Aaron Lopresti, Andy Smith, Chad Hardin, Chuck Dixon, Dave Myers, Graham Nolan, Greg Land, James Bukauskas, Kate Carleton, Morry J. Hollowell, Ron Garney, Sergio Cariello, Tim Townsend, Tommy Castillo, Wil Quintana, Fierce Comics, and more appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day 2015!

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Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

CA – Lazarus Signing & Art Show

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Writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark appear at Fantastic Comics for a Q&A and signing on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 3:30 – 6:00 PM! RSVP on Facebook!

After the signing, fans are invited to head on over to TR!CKSTER for an art show of Michael’s work and a reception with both creators from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. RSVP on Facebook!

Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

Tr!ckster
2631 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
510-665-8900

OR – Will Eisner Week 2015

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Matt Wagner (writer of the upcoming Spirit comics series), comics critic Douglas Wolk, and Dr. Susan Kirtley, director of PSU’s Comics Studies program, appear on Friday, March 6, 2015 for discussion moderated by best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis. The event will also include a screening of the documentary  Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist preceding the panel at noon.

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Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-3000

NYC – Thief of Thieves Artist Speaks

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The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce that acclaimed comics and graphic novel artist SHAWN MARTINBROUGH will speak on Thursday, February 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM about his career, his influences, and his noir-influenced approach to storytelling as part of SI’s celebration of Black History Month. Martinbrough will be joined in conversation by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, longtime editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics line. Learn more…

Admission:
$15 Non-members
$10 Members
$7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)

Get tickets at the link!

ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights” animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, “GOTHAM.” Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include “Luke Cage Noir,” “Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive,” and a “Captain America” graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

Shawn is currently illustrating “Thief of Thieves,” the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, “The Walking Dead.” “Thief of Thieves” is in development for a live action television series.

Martinbrough is also the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,” published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.

A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com

ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. His books include Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.

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

UT – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

gaimanNeil Gaiman appears on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eccles Center Main Stage!

Press Release:

Bestselling and award-winning author Neil Gaiman comes to the stage with decidedly more than an ability to spin a good yarn. He creates and he inspires. His work extends from fiction and comics to screenplays, song lyrics, poetry, journalism and multimedia works. A self-described “feral child who was raised in libraries,” Gaiman’s bestselling fantasy novel, American Gods, took the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards—as did his bestselling young adult story, Coraline.

Tickets available at the link…

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Eccles Center
1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, Utah 84060

 

NorthEast Comic Con will feature Adam West and Jim Steranko in June 2015

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NorthEast Comic Con Brings The Original Batman to Shriners Auditorium

Northeast Comic Con brings comic book collectors, cosplay fans and families to Wilmington, Mass. on June 20

WILMINGTON,Mass. (February 17, 2015) – Back by popular demand, fans will meet up at one oft he largest celebrations of popular culture in New England, the Northeast Comic Con and Collectibles Extravaganza. This Father’s Day weekend event takes place Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21, 2015 at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Mass. (99 Fordham Road). Show hours are 10a-6p on Saturday and 10AM – 5PM until Sunday.Adam West

This year’s event features a 40,000 sq. ft. entertainment experience for all nerds and the people who love them. Highlights include cosplay for all ages with “Create-A-Hero/Villain/Character” contests and a Cosplay Death Match and Cosplay Dating Game, free-play video game arcade and tournaments, workshops for K!DZ, and celebrity autograph signings and panel sessions. Guests can shop at 150 vendors of vintage and modern toys, comic books, collectibles, art, jewelry, fashion and pop cultural artifacts. In between Father’s Day shopping, guests of all ages will enjoy music, contests and entertainment to marvel at between sessions and booths.

This summer show’s Guest of Honor is Adam West, best known as TV’s original Batman (1966-1968) on the 50th Bat-niversary of the filming of the first episodes, and he is now on Family Guy.

The summer show’s Artist Guest of Honor is Jim Steranko, best known for co-creating the 1960s superspy comic book Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Comics’ Strange Tales, Captain America, Daredevil, The Avengers and others. Steranko is currently consulting on the current TV series, “Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” More celebrities, artists, authors, illustrators and panelists will be announced shortly.

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Kids are invited to the NECC K!DZ area, with creative events and attractions just for young fans. Learn how to craft stories and sketch with Eplis Comics author and artist Emily Drouin, among other kids’ activities.

The Shriner’s Auditorium Fez Room restaurant/bar will come alive with delicious and affordable food and beverages, live entertainment, and pop culture trivia contests.

According to seasoned show producer Gary Sohmers, “Northeast Comic Con offers the best of all worlds to fans of contemporary and retro pop culture. Whether you bring your dad (or son) for Father’s Day, feel like spending the Summer Solstice with friends and other fans, or are pop culture collector, this Comic Con has something for everyone: the new or avid collector, the video game junkie, the cosplayer,budding illustrators and writers, anime and manga followers, or geeks of all ages.”

Sohmers is CEO of Image Meet and Greet, a Boston area pop culture expert serving the industry with fan events and convention for 30 years. Also known for his role as an appraiser of toys, collectibles and pop culture for 13 seasons on the PBS TV program “Antiques Roadshow,” Sohmers and business partner/techexpert Deric Shea are dedicated to providing the public with an affordable, safe, family-friendly and well-organized two-day convention experience. This event features expedited entry for pre-sale ticket purchases.

Northeast Comic Con invites all new and veteran cosplayers to enjoy the art of cosplay in a safe, harassment-free environment. Enjoy contests and games or simply enjoy people watching. A complete list of safety guidelines and rules for cosplay and prop weapons may be found at NortheastComicCon.net.

With free parking, Northeast Comic Con admission ticket prices are among the lowest in the industry. Advanced tickets are now available for purchase online; ticket prices will be higher at the door. Children under 7 are free when accompanied by an adult.

Note: From Friday Feb. 13th through “Pi Day” (3.14.15 at 9:26pm), Northeast Comic Con will be offering additional ticket discounts. See website for details.

Vendor and artists spaces are still available for dealers who sell pop-culture items, antique and collectible toys, authentic memorabilia, accoutrements of the nerd or geek lifestyle, anime and animation artwork and toys, comic books and art.

For schedules, VIP packages and advance tickets, visit NortheastComicCon.net. For show inquiries, email garysohmers@gmail.com. For media and sponsorship inquiries only, contact Julie Dennehy, Dennehy PR, Julie@dennehypr.com.

WA – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Coraline, Trigger Warning) appears at the University of Washington on Friday April 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join the HUB CaPP and ASUW Arts & Entertainment in welcoming bestselling and award-winning author, Neil Gaiman, to UW. Having written Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, The Graveyard Book, and more, Gaiman is acclaimed around the world for his vivid writing and graphic novels. Hear him speak, tremble beneath his gaze, and be ready for one of the best literary minds of the 21st century to be on campus. Find all the info on poster below!

TICKETS: $18 – University, $35 – General Admission

HUB Ballroom
The University of Washington
Seattle, WA

CA – Descender #1 Signing

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Artist/co-creator Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Li’l Gotham) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Friday, March 6, 2015 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign the first issue of Descender!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

NYC – Massive Signing

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Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd appear at Kinokuniya Bookstore on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

Spreading the message of big, burly, and cuddly gay erotic manga isn’t an easy job, but someone has to do it. Continuing their holy pilgrimage to bring Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It to the world is editor Anne Ishii, known for her previous work on The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga, and designer extraordinaire, Chip Kidd. For this stretch of their gospel, they’re heading to one of the most wonderful bookstores in the world, Kinokuniya.

If you’ve never been to one of their US or international locations, get ready to find everything from magazines, to art supplies, manga, stuffed animals, imported books, and dreams coming true. Such an iconic place is the perfect location for a night of massive fun on February 25th, at 6 PM. Bring your money to buy a fresh new copy, or haul in your already well worn and broken in one for a signing by the amazing team.

This book has proven to be a critical and fan favorite, as you intimately get to know some of the most iconic creators of the transformative gay erotic manga genre. Candid interviews, photographs, and of course their comics, make this anthology a must have for any fans of art, art history, or if you’re just curious about what this world is all about.

Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
212-869-1700

CA – Teen Titans Signing

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Artist Kenneth Rocafort appears at Illusive Comics on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign TEEN TITANS!

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Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
408-985-7481

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