Artist John Higgins launches his new book – and art exhibition – Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd, at Forbidden Planet’s Liverpool store at 1:00pm on Saturday 11th March. John Higgins has been the artist or colourist on some of the most iconic comic books of recent years. Here, collected together for the first time, is the best of Higgins breathtaking work. Alongside never before seen preliminary drawings of now iconic characters, the book includes insights into the career of the comic book artist.
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd is not just a comprehensive overview of Higgin’s work – it is also an indispensable instruction manual on drawing and colouring technique.
John Higgins is an acclaimed graphic artist, writer and publisher. A frequent collaborator with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, his work includes Batman: The Killing Joke, Watchmen, Judge Dredd, Before Watchmen, and Razorjack.
This signing is part of the launch of first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, running at Victoria Gallery & Museum within Liverpool University.
The exhibition will feature his original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him.
Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins opens on Friday, 10 March 2017 and runs until October 2017.
92 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4HY
0151 707 1491
Writer/Artist Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman, Dr. Manhattan) and variant cover artist Andy Price (My Little Pony) appear at My Parents’ Basement on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to sign BETTY & VERONICA #1 from Archie Comics!
The first hour Adam will be signing copies of Betty and Veronica (and if you have any other books, but we are limiting them to no more than five with one being purchased in shop day of) and during the second hour, you can grab a blank sketch cover for Adam or Andy to do a quick personalized sketch. The sketches will be $40.
My Parents’ Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Best known as a cover artist with long runs on titles including Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Batgirl, Tomb Raider, Star Wars Legacy, and many more, Adam Hughes is a thirty year veteran of the comic book industry and widely regarded for his stylized renderings of women; super heroines, damsels in distress, figures in fantasy. Just recently Archie Comics announced Hughes will be the writer and artist of the re-launched Betty & Veronica ongoing series!
Sketch card artist Allison Sohn’s work has been showcased in several trading card sets, including: Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 and 5 and the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Collection; Women of Marvel; Indiana Jones Heritage; Lord of the Rings Masterpieces, Series 1 and 2; and the Red Sonja 35th Anniversary. In addition, she provided exclusive artwork for both Star Wars Celebration IV and V.
Here are the details of the signing event with Adam Hughes/Allison Sohn on May 13, 2016:
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Mr. Hughes will be doing pre-ordered sketch covers. There will be 20 spots and they will be Sharpie head sketches. These will be $79.99 each if you supply your own cover. If you choose one of the covers we have in stock, it will be plus the cover price of the comic. These items will be available for CBCS grading for an additional $10 NOT including the grading from CBCS.
3:00 – 4:00 PM
CBCS Signing period. ALL books will be going through one representative by request of Mr. Hughes. Mr Hughes will be charging $10 per signature for a maximum of 10 books presented at one time. You are welcome to go to the back of the line to obtain more signatures.
**CBCS witnesses, please note, you MUST go through our representative on site. There is only one witness authorized for this event by request of Mr. Hughes.
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Mr. Hughes will be doing sketch covers for the entire hour. These books will NOT be available for CBCS witnessing. CBCS witnesses that attempt to go around the systems set in place will be reported to CBCS.
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Mr. Hughes will be signing comics during this time. There is a maximum of 5 free signatures per person. Each additional book will be $10 per signature. These books will NOT be available for CBCS witnessing. CBCS witnesses that attempt to go around the systems set in place will be reported to CBCS.
CBCS witnessing provided by Michael Alexandropoulos of www.moregreatart.com. If you are interested in having your books signed and submitted for grading at the event, please contact him at email@example.com.
Other CBCS witnesses must contact Michael Alexandropoulos of www.moregreatart.com at firstname.lastname@example.org for event details.
**Cash only please.
***please note, schedule is subject to change to accommodate breaks for Mr. Hughes and Ms. Sohn.
Merrymac Games and Comics
550 DW Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054
Locust Moon publisher Josh O’Neill will discuss THE ORIGINS OF STRANGE FRUIT with superstar cartoonist and illustrator J.G. Jones at the Van Pelt Library on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM. This is the first in a series of of talks on comics and sequential art hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
Well known for illustrating prestigious comic series like FINAL CRISIS, BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN, and WANTED, as well as painting countless covers for Marvel and DC, J.G. Jones has created some of the most iconic and memorable images of the modern comics age. Last year he partnered with Mark Waid to debut the gorgeous and controversial STRANGE FRUIT, a fully painted science fiction comic confronting bigotry in the Jim Crow south. Join us for a talk with J.G. about art, race, and the difficulty of telling challenging stories in the comics industry.
Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
The Art Students League of New York
215 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
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Colorist John Higgins appears at Rick’s Comic City on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM. He has worked on Watchmen, The Killing Joke, Before Watchmen, Hellblazer, The Boys, War Stories, Jonah Hex, and Judge Dredd and is the creator of Razorjack just to name few projects. He will have prints and artwork for sale.
Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Rd Suite 3, Nashville, TN 37214
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Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti appear at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00pm!
The bombastically talented Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are bringing Harley Quinn back to monthly comics and they’re debuting it here at Phat Collectibles! This bombastic debut issue features art by award-winning illustrators including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson, Art Baltazar and others—but will any of them measure up to the exacting standards of the Clown Princess of Crime? Don’t miss the thrilling return of Harley Quinn in her own monthly series!
That’s just the begining! Jane Vasko, the nearly unbreakable vigilante best known as Painkiller Jane, stalks her prey to Marvel’s Icon imprint. Guided by writer and co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti and a team of talented artists, including Juan Santacruz, Asam Lofti, and Paul Mounts, the four issue PAINKILLER JANE limited series finds Vasko in New York defending the life of a Saudi Arabian princess against scores of lethal hired killer sand looking back on the times before she received her powers.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
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J. Michael Straczynski and Kurtis Wiebe, in town for Image Expo on July 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center, are signing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Wednesday, July 3rd.
Straczynski is a comics icon. His 7 year run on Spider-Man was hailed for being both great and controversial, His other comics work includes Thor, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold, Before Watchmen (Night Owl and Dr. Manhattan) and Superman Earth One. His own line of Joe’s Comics published by Top Cow and now Image include Rising Stars, Midnight Nation and his current title Ten Grand (with artist Ben Templesmith). There is more to come from Joe’s Comics in the coming months. In his TV career he was executive producer and writer for Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, and Jeremiah.
Kurtis Wiebe has written many comics for Image. His credits include the Intrepids, Green Wake (for which he won a Shuster award), and Debris. His current comic, Peter Panzerfaust is also printed by Image. It is being made into a motion comic with voices supplied by Elijah Wood and Ron Perlman. There is also a TV show in the works. His new comic, Rat Queens has been announced.
- Wiebe – 3:30 pm to (aprox.) 5 pm
- Straczynski – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Don’t come late. Mr. Straczynski has to be whisked off to catch a plane after the event. If traffic is bad, he could be a whirlwind.
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
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Writer J. Michael Straczynski (Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, Babylon 5) signs at Yesteryear Comics on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 3:00 until 6:00pm!
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd D-2, San Diego, CA 92123
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GraniteCon is pleased to announce legendary writer and co-creator of dozens of major characters including the Canucklehead himself, Wolverine, Len Wein!
Attending his first Granitecon this September (which will be the 50th anniversary of X-Men), Len has co-created a variety of big comic characters, including Swamp Thing, Nightcrawler, Storm, Colossus, Thunderbird, and Lucius Fox (amongst tons upon tons of other characters), as well as having written several episodes of hit TV shows like X-Men, Batman: TAS, Spider-Man, Ben 10, and Super Hero Squad! Len has also worked on virtually every major title for DC and Marvel in his career, with the latest having written the “Before Watchman: Ozymandias” mini series for DC!
We’re pleased to have Len added to our growing list of guests for this year’s show! To celebrate their 10 year anniversary Granitecon expands to a two day show next September 28-29th and moving into the much larger Expo Hall of the Manchester Radisson! Rest assured more announcements will be coming as we prepare for this epic show! Check out our Facebook page and website for more updates.