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  • 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

    Press Release:

    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!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    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!

    RSVP on Facebook!

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

    NYC – Cafe Racer Signing

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    Sean Murphy, Katana Collins, and Klaus Janson appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign CAFE RACER!

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

    CA – Tim Seeley Signing

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    Writer/artist Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Grayson, Revival, Batman Eternal) appears at Earth-2 Comics’ Sherman Oaks store this Wednesday February 11th at 6:30 PM for a signing!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Earth-2 Comics
    15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
    (818) 386-9590

    UK – Marv Wolfman Signing

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    Legendary comic writer Marv Wolfman will be signing at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on Sunday 8th February at 4:00 PM as part of a rare visit to the UK.

    Marv Wolfman has created more characters that have gone on to television, animation, movies and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee. Marv is the writer-creator of Blade, the Vampire Hunter, Bullseye, the prime villain in the 2003 movie, Daredevil, Deathstroke, the main villain in the first two seasons of the hit Arrow TV show, which he created for DC’s best-selling comic, New Teen Titans which was also adapted into two runaway hit shows on the Cartoon Network and is now being done as a live-action pilot for Fox. Some of his other characters have been seen in Man of Steel as well as The Guardians of The Galaxy. His Titan character Cyborg will be seen in four upcoming DC movies, starting with 2015’s Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice.

    Marv writes video games. His script for his most recent published game: Epic Mickey 2, was nominated for a WGA writing award for Outstanding Video-game Script. He has also written the video games for Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Superman Returns, DCU-MMO, Flash and Dark Knight among others. He also writes animation and has story-edited many shows including Transformers, Adventures of Superman, Monster Force and more.

    Marv also writes novels; his adaptation of Superman Returns won the industry’s “Scribe” award. He is currently writing a novelization for Titan Books in London. His first non-fiction book, Homeland, The Illustrated History of The State of Israel won the National Jewish Book Award among others. Marv is also a recipient of the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.

    Marv was Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics, senior editor at DC Comics and founding editor of Disney Adventures magazine and created many characters for these companies and others. Marv was also Editorial Director for 15 graphic albums for the educational market, targeting high school students who read with a 3rd -5th grade level. He was given a special commendation by the White House for his work on three anti-drug comics for the “Just Say No” program.

    Marv is married to his lovely wife, Noel, a Director of Production at Blizzard Entertainment, and has a wonderful daughter, Jessica, from his first marriage. Marv & Noel also have an obstreperous Keeshond dog named Elle Dee Deux (L.D.) who is currently chewing on everything that is and isn’t nailed down.

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

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