CA – Difficult Women Signing

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Award-winning author Roxane Gay appears at Bookshop Santa Cruz on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign her new collection of short stories, Difficult Women. 

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-423-0900

CA – Difficult Women Signing

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Award-winning author Roxane Gay appears at Skylight Books on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign her new collection of short stories, Difficult Women. 

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

Harley Quinn Co-Writers Announced as Guests for Planet Comicon 2017

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Harley Quinn co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (who is also the cover artist) are the first guests announced for Planet Comicon on April 28-30, 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

JIMMY PALMIOTTI:

Jimmy Palmiotti has a wide range of experience and background in advertising, production, editorial, film writing and production, media presentation and video game development. His clients include Nike, Disney, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Fox, and New Line, 2KGames and THQ games.

000_jimmy_palmiotti_planet-comiconJimmy Palmiotti is co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights and the current Paperfilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, Frank Tieri and Paul Mounts.

Has created and co-created numerous series and characters including: The New West, The Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Thrill Seeker, Queen Crab, Weapon of God, Sex and Violence, Denver, Creator Owned Heroes and Painkiller Jane, which was turned into a SyFy original TV series starring Kristanna Loken and recently optioned for the movie screen.

With PaperFilms co-founder Amanda Conner, they are currently working on the highly received Harley Quinn and Starfire series for DC Comics. Garnering national attention and sales results, the team continues to receive accolades for their work on these titles.

He has co-written, with Justin Gray, the DC comic book series Jonah Hex, All-Star Western, GI Combat, Star Spangled War Stories, Power Girl and the digital release Ame-Comi Girls, available digitally at Comixology.com. The pair have worked on the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us for NeatherRealm Studios and DCU vs. Mortal Kombat. At Marvel, Jimmy teamed with Joe Quesada to create the Marvel Knights imprint and usher in a radical change at Marvel Comics still felt to this day. He and Justin Gray were tapped to adapt the award winning novel Wool for an Amazon exclusive digital graphic novel series.

Currently in film development are a number of projects created by Jimmy, which include Just A Pilgrim, The New West, Random Acts of Violence, Monolith and Tempest; as well as well as Painkiller Jane being adapted for film.

AMANDA CONNER:

000_amanda_conner_planet-comiconAmanda Conner started out in comics working on small projects for Marvel and Archie. She had been working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies Kornhauser and Calene and Kidvertisers. She worked on a number of launches and campaigns such as Arm & Hammer, PlaySchool and Nickelodeon, to name a few.

However, loving comic books and cartooning the most, Amanda found herself working for Marvel on their Barbie line (many of Amanda’s covers were made into designs for the line of Barbie toys), Disney line which included the Gargoyles books. At the same time she was illustrating Soul Searchers & Co. for Claypool Comics and worked on other Marvel projects, such as Excalibur for the X-Men line and Suburban Jersey Ninja She-Devils.

During an assignment for Crusade (Tomoe) she and Jimmy Palmiotti became a real team as penciller/inker.

Amanda then moved on to do what is probably one of her best known works. She did several years as penciller on the hit series Vampirella for Harris Comics drafting 24 issues. While illustrating Vampirella, Amanda worked with the top writers in the field including Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Warren Ellis.

Continuing to expand her horizons, Amanda illustrated the best-selling crossover Painkiller Jane vs. the Darkness, and went on to work on Painkiller Jane #0 (the origin book). She also wrote and illustrated a story for Kid Death and Fluffy.

Since then, Amanda has moved on and has worked on many of the top titles in comics such as Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout, and Birds of Prey for D.C. Comics Vertigo line, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel, co-created Gatecrasher for Blackbull Comics, and The Pro, an Eisner nominated creator owned book for Image Comics with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis.

Amanda, together with artist/inker/writer Jimmy Palmiotti and writer Justin Gray work together via Paperfilms; a multimedia entertainment studio, engaged in screenwriting, art production and multimedia development.

She continuously produces cover work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and an assortment of independent titles.

Amanda’s work can also be seen outside the comic book community in such places as ABC’S Nightline, the New York Times, Mad Magazine, the syfy series Stan Lee’s So You Want to be a Superhero. For the upcoming Disney Underdog movie doing character designs for film and television. Amanda did character designs for the Los Angeles Avengers stadium football team and is featured in a Biography magazine commercial on A&E. Amanda does spot illustrations in Revolver magazine each month and has had a huge success with the JSA Power Girl miniseries in previous years. Each issue went into 3rd printings.

For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

GA – World of Wakanda #2 Signing

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Artist Afua Richardson appears at My Parents’ Basement to sign Black Panther: World of Wakanda #2 on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM!

Afua Richardson is best known for her work in the award winning , and politically potent Top Cow mini series entitled Genius. She has recently been noted as a “Woman of Marvel” with Covers for Captain Marvel and Captain America. But her long client list includes DC, Vertigo, and Image Comics and most recently All-Star Batman with Scott Snyder and a new series Blade the Hunter for Marvel Comics. In addition to being a visual artist, she is a writer, mentor, graphic designer, activist, singer, songwriter, voice actor, musician. As recipient for the Nina Simone award , she has been called a “Modern-day renaissance woman” and a “Jane of All trades”.

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My Parents’ Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 292-4607

NYC – Difficult Women Signing

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The Astoria Bookshop is thrilled to announce a reading and signing with award-winning author Roxane Gay for her new collection of short stories, Difficult Women. This will be a ticketed event on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM, and only those who have purchased a copy of Difficult Women will be allowed to enter the event.

You may pre-order your copy online or in store. Once capacity has been reached we will start a waitlist. The store will notify those on the waitlist as space opens up and we hope to accommodate as many people as possible, space permitting. There will be limited seating, and a ticket does not guarantee you a seat so please plan for standing-room-only. Customers who require seating for health reasons will be accommodated.

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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The Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street (between Broadway and 31st Avenue)
Astoria, NY 11106
(718) 278-2665

CA – X-Files Origins Signing

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Kami Garcia and Jonathan Maberry appear at Mysterious Galaxy Books on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign their new books “The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos” and “The X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate”

Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
858-268-4747

NY – World of Wakanda #1 Signing

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Alitha E. Martinez, the artist for the new Black Panther spin-off comic World of Wakanda, signs at Squiggy’s Dugout from 2:30 to 4:00 PM on Saturday November 12th.

Squiggy’s Dugout
237a East Main St, New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 636-7585

PA – World of Wakanda #1 Signing

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Poet Yona Harvey, one of the new writers for the new World of Wakanda series, appears at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign copies of the comic and talk about her experiences working with Marvel Comics.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

NC – Rough Riders #5 Signing

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Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther, Batman: Shadow of the Bat) and Hoyt Silva (Drink Champs, Adventures in Crime) appear at Big Object Comics on Saturday October 29th at 7:00 PM to sign the store exclusive variant cover of Rough Riders #5!

Big Objects Comics
24 East 1st St., Suite B Newton, NC 28658
(828) 773-5307

Massive Comic Con Announces 2017 Dates & First Guests

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Press Release:

The MASSive Comic Con returns to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA on Saturday June 24th & Sunday 25th in 2017 for more comic book and pop culture fun! The first featured guests to be announced are Harley Quinn co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti!

Amanda Conner’s body of work as both an artist and writer includes Power Girl, The Pro, Red Sonja, Starfire, and Painkiller Jane to name just a few!

Jimmy Palmiotti is a writer, penciler, inker, and editor. Pretty much an all around guy! Notable works include Jonah Hex, Harley Quinn, Star Spangled War Stories, Daredevil, and Power Girl.

Attendees can expect a wide assortment of comic book and collectible vendors and artists, special guest artists and celebrities, interactive panels, kids con, after hours events, cosplay groups, movie cars and much more!

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Watch our Facebook Page and www.massivecomiccon.com for updates!

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