NYC – Wytches #1 Release Party

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Writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday October 8th for a signing that will start at 12:01 a.m.. It’s a midnight release party for Wytches #1!!! Doors open at 11:30 PM.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Nerdist Writers Panel

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Danny Strong (The Butler; Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Ales Kot (Secret Avengers; Iron Patriot; Zero), and *JUST ADDED* Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) appear at the Housing Works Bookstore on Thursday October 9th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM for this special east coast edition of the Nerdist Writers Panel, benefiting Housing Works mission to fight homelessness and AIDS. For updates on additional panelists, go to www.facebook.com/NerdistWritersPanel

Buy tickets at the link!

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
(212) 334-3324

NYC – Nerdist Comics Panel

nerdist-comics-panelMega-star writer Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy; All-New X-Men; Powers; Scarlet; Ultimate Spider-Man and lots more!) joins hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts; Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) at Rock Bar on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a special New York Super Week edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books, his work in other media, the creation of Miles Morales the Ultimate Spider-Man, and his new book, Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics which discusses many of the interests of this very podcast!

Just announced! Artists Alex Maleev (Daredevil), Mike Oeming (Powers), and David Mack (Kabuki) will be live-sketching and the sketches will be auctioned off for the charity at the event.

For more info click the linkHear past episodes! Proceeds from this and all nerdist Comics Panels benefit 826, the national nonprofit program to encourage creative writing in students. This one in particular benefits local 826 NYC. www.nyc.org

Get tickets ($10) at the link!

Rock Bar
185 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
(212) 675-1864

NYC – Batman: Zero Year Panel

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Comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained, All-Star Batman & Robin) joins writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake) at the Apple SoHo store on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to speak about the last volume in Batman’s original story.

Press Release:

Commemorate Batman’s return to Gotham on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm, when critically-acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and artist Jim Lee visit the Apple Store, SoHo to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary, as well as the publication of the new graphic novel collection BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. Beginning at 7pm, the Meet the Authors event will include a must-see discussion on the lasting cultural influence of The Dark Knight moderated by Grantland writer David Shoemaker.

Taking place the evening before New York Comic-Con 2014, the event will not only mark the release of Snyder’s BATMAN #35, but also the highly anticipated BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. This graphic novel, the newest collection from the #1 New York Times best-selling creative team of Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, finishes the epic ZERO YEAR storyline, a bold new take on the Dark Knight’s origin. 

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

NYC – Fat-Man on Manhattan

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Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appears at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday October 11th from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

A 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 these films.

Jason Mewes will be on-hand to join the festivities

Note: Prior to September 15, 2014, this show was originally called An Evening with Kevin Smith. All tickets purchased for An Evening with Kevin Smith are valid for this event and will be accepted since it’s the same event, just with a different name.

Get tickets at the link!

Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

NYC – Nerdist Comics Panel

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Super-star writers Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine; She-Hulk; Letter 44; Superman & Wonder Woman; more!) and Gerry Duggan (Deadpool; Nova; Hulk) join hosts Ben Blacker (Thunderbolts; Thrilling Adventure Hour) and Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham) for a special NYCC edition of Nerdist Comics Panel in which will be discussed the process and business of writing comic books, writing for Marvel and DC, and ways to kill Wolverine.

For more info click the linkHear past episodes! Proceeds from this and all nerdist Comics Panels benefit 826, the national nonprofit program to encourage creative writing in students. This one in particular benefits local 826 NYC. www.nyc.org

Get tickets ($10) at the link!

Rock Bar
185 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
(212) 675-1864

Comic Art House Takes NYCC 2014 By Storm

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Comic Art House takes New York Comic Con by storm! All artists will have original art for sale and prints! Most artists will be accepting commissions on site! You can find our very talented artists all in one place!

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Agnes Garbowska C15
Autumn Frederickson P15
Ben Templesmith M1
Billy Fowler I15
Buzz E9
Cat Staggs I8
Chrissie Zullo I18
Christian DiBari J14
Christopher Uminga I17
Daniel Govar A3
Jim Calafiore V1
Jay P Fosgitt D12
Jeff Dekal A2
Jessica Cox (h-eri) V16
Joe Eisma W15
Edwin Huang W16
Katie Cook C10
Keron Grant BB11
Leo Leibelman S3
Mark Dos Santos B17
Mark Texeira F4
Matthew J Fletcher I16
Mike Lilly E18
Nen P10
Norman Lee O9
Pat Davidson B7A
Sara Richard A4
Scott Wegener I12
Stephane Roux E10

Secure your order!
In addition to these artists, Mike Henderson, Steve Scott, and Brent Peeples will be appearing at their publisher’s booths throughout the weekend!

Several artists, but not all, are accepting pre-orders for commissions, some for pick-up and some to be completed at the show. Commission slots are limited, so please contact me at bob@comicarthouse.com or text me at 603-657-0480.

We look forward to seeing you at NYCC and thank you for your patronage!

UK – 13 Coins #1 Signing

13coinsArtist Simon Bisley and writer Martin Brennan launch 13 Coins #1 – with a Forbidden Planet variant cover – at the London Megastore at 6:00 pm on Wednesday 8th October 19th November.

13 Coins is the story of John Pozner, a tormented ex-con on a quest for vengeance, when he discovers that he is descended from angels, and is the living key to Earth’s future, or Heaven’s fall.

Simon Bisley is hugely popular for his work on Lobo, Judge Dredd vs Batman and Hellblazer as well as ABC Warriors and Slaine for 2000AD.

Martin Brennan has written computer game scripts for Square Enix and IO Interactive and was the co-creator on Hitman: Absolution. 13 Coins is his first work in comics.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

TX – Neal Adams Signing

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Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams appears at Dragon’s Lair on Wednesday, September 24th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM!

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase!

Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern-Green Arrow and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman! His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in the film Batman Begins, which featured the character he created, Ras Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it!

He is also taking on commissions, so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams! Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com. Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it? You can also call Jason at # (212) 869-4170.

Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

Hero Initiative at Baltimore Comic Con 2014

September 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

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Press Release:

The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is hitting the Baltimore Comic Con in a massive way. Hero will be at booth #1601 September 5-7, 2014 with exclusive creators, signings, and more!

Hero will be the only place to find legendary writer Dennis O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) and longtime fabled Marvel artist and editor Al Milgrom (Avengers, Spectacular Spider-Man). Look for them all weekend long at booth #1601.

Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 will also be on sale at Baltimore, and ALL three artists who created the cover will be on hand for a special signing! Penciler Herb Trimpe, inker Tom Palmer, and colorist Laura Martin will be at the Hero booth Saturday from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. It’s your PERFECT chance to get this great limited edition signed by three comic greats!

Fans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 11 top creators. Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Cliff Chiang, Alan Davis, Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz, Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Mark Morales, Denny O’Neil, Tom Palmer, Brian Pulido, and Herb Trimpe! Bring your books to the CGC booth, #707, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, September 5. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!

And Marvel Comics SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is dropping the knowledge for Hero! Tom’s Marvel Boot Camp panel at the con will be a special, ticketed-only seminar in which Tom gives the same training lecture he gives the Marvel editorial staff. Find out the real Marvel method of storytelling and important tricks of the trade! Tickets are available ONLY at the Hero booth, and the seminar lasts a whopping two hours, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, September 7.

Finally, make sure your evening is covered with a trip to the Harvey Awards! Hero Initiative is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award as part of the festivities. Be on hand to see who’s earned the hardware!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic-book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has granted more than $700,000 to the comic-book veterans who have paved the way. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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