CA – Chocolate Me Signing

Actor Taye Diggs reads and signs his new children’s book, Chocolate Me, on Saturday October 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble – Huntington Beach
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

NYC – Chocolate Me Signing

Taye Diggs signs at Books of Wonder on Saturday September 28th from 5-7pm!

Press Release:

Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome debut picture book author and star of stage, screen, and television, TAYE DIGGS for the launch party of his first picture book, Chocolate Me! This collaboration between the author and award-winning artist Shane Evans has been a dream project of theirs since they became friends in college. Now that the two are fathers, they’ve finally created Chocolate Me! Being different isn’t always easy. This little boy is teased for having darker skin and curlier hair. When he tells his mom he wishes he could be like everyone else, she shows him how beautiful he truly is. TAYE DIGGS will read from Chocolate Me!, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his book. Light refreshments will be served.

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Awesome Artists Added to Baltimore Comic-Con 2011

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of Adam Hughes, Tony Harris, Josh Middleton, and Francesco Francavilla to the line-up of creators appearing at this year’s show. The show will be taking place the weekend of August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

As far as cover artists working in comics today, Adam Hughes is among the very best. A 12-year veteran of Gaijin Studios, Hughes is most widely recognized for his pin-up style renditions of female characters, especially over the course of his long runs as cover artist on Wonder Woman and Catwoman. His most recent work includes a 2-page spread featuring Supergirl and Batgirl for Superman/Batman #75 in 2010 and covers for Zatanna (#13-16) in 2011, and he will be providing covers for DC’s relaunch of Batgirl which begins in September. Hughes won the Harvey Award for Best Cover Artist in 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Breaking into comics in 1989, Tony Harris made a name for himself as the artist and co-creator of DC Comics’ Starman. Also a member of Gaijin Studios, Harris left the Atlanta-based collective to form Jolly Roger Studios. His recent work includes wrapping up a 50-issue run on Vertigo’s Ex Machina in 2010 and he is currently working on a project called The Further Adventures of the Whistling Skull.

Josh Middleton broke into the comics industry in 2000 with his work on one of CrossGen’s original fours series, Meridian, where he penciled the first six-issue story arc. In 2003, after contributing to Marvel’s X-Men Unlimited series, Middleton signed an exclusive with the publisher and helped create the series NYX along with Joe Quesada. Moving on to DC Comics, he served as artist for the mini-series Superman/Shazam: First Thunder, and provided cover art for Vertigo’s American Virgin and DC’s Supergirl. Middleton’s most recent work includes art direction for Warner Brothers Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series.

Francesco Francavilla, who is currently wrapping up his run on Detective Comics, will be working alongside Scott Snyder on the upcoming Swamp Thing title (one of DC Comics’ “New 52″) starting this September. In additon, Francavilla is also the artist on Marvel’s Black Panther: The Man Without Fear and is working on several short stories/anthologies at Archaia Entertainment.

“We are all very excited to add these four artist to the growing list of creators attending this year’s Con,” said Marc Nathan, show promotor of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These guys helped to shape the look and feel of many modern comics and redefined those characters for a new audience.”

MA – Star Wars: Lost Suns Signing

Artist Mark McKenna signs on Friday June 10th at Rubber Chicken Comics from 6pm to 8pm!! Mark is currently working for Dark Horse Comics on Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns (ships June 8th). Recently his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback.

MARK MCKENNA: artist/inker/Creator of Banana Tail. His newest project is Star Wars: Lost Suns and his bio is huge with so many titles ranging for years of amazing work on Amazing Spider-Man, Aquaman, Archie and Friends, Avengers, Batman, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Betty and Veronica Double Digest, Big Town, Black Panther, Excalibur, Exiles, Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, JLA, Nightwing, Silver Surfer, Star Wars, Thor, Wolverine,  X-Men and many more.

Mark will be signing books, selling his work and talking to fans about the Comic Biz, So come on down and get some books signed!

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Rubber Chicken Comics
15 North Main Street, Bellingham, MA 02019

FL – IDW Day

Eric Powell, Chris Ryall, Matt Frank, and Dirk Wood appear on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1-5pm!

Have your Portfolio Reviewed by Chris Ryall, Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing

Schmooze with Eric Powell, Eisner Award-Winning Artist and Writer

Get your awesome TATE’S Godzilla Variant Cover signed by artist Matt Frank!

Pick the brain of Dirk Wood, IDW’s Director of Marketing, on the direction of IDW titles future, present and past.

RSVP on Facebook.

About IDW Publishing: Founded in 1999 and recognized as the #4 comic book publisher in the U.S. They currently publish a wide range of comic books and graphic novels.

Chris Ryall: Chief Creative Officer and Editor-in-Chief of IDW Publishing. Chris is also an Eagle & Eisner Award-nominated editor and comic book writer, having written over three dozen comics.

Eric Powell: Writer and artist creator of critically acclaimed dark comedy series The Goon. He has also contributed work to comic titles Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Hellboy: Weird Tales, Star Wars Tales, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, MAD Magazine, Swamp Thing, the Avengers, She-Hulk, the Simpsons, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell, Action Comics, and Creepy.

Matt Frank: Comic artist best known for his rampages through the worlds of giant monsters. Contributing work to IDW’s Transformers series and Wrath of the Titans: Cyclops. Matt was most recently the lead artist for IDW’s Godzilla Store-Crushing Cover project, as well as subsequent incentive covers for Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. Matt is also currently working on a web comic series titled Giant Monster Zak!

Dirk Wood: Director of Retailer Marketing at IDW, Dirk Wood has over 17 years of experience in the comic industry, including a long stint as Marketing Director for Dark Horse Comics, after starting his career in retail as Operations Manager for Things From Another World. Currently best known as the comic narrator of IDW’s section in Diamond Previews.

TATE’S Comics, Inc.
4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

CA – Reggiesworld.com Goes Live

Reggie Hudlin, Ziggy Marley, Rashida Jones, Eriq LaSalle, Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan and more appear on February 23, 2011 from 6-9pm.

Golden Apple & Hudlin Entertainment have partnered on a new website: www.Reggiesworld.com – Join us on Wednesday Night, February 23 from 6-9pm for the Launch Party. In person will be the famous faces behind the products for sale on the site!!!

Free Admission, Drinks & Autographs!

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Golden Apple Comics
7108 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

CA – Reggiesworld Launch Party

Reggie Hudlin and special guests sign on February 23, 2011 from 6-9pm to celebrate the launch of Reggiesworld.com.

Golden Apple Comics
7108 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

CA – Black Panther at the SModcastle

Special guest Reginald Hudlin – Comic Writer (Black Panther, Spider-Man) and Filmmaker (House Party, Boomerang)– appears on the Bagged & Boarded podcast on Wednesday January 28, 2011 at 8pm.

Buy tickets here!

SModcastle
6468 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90038

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