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  • Image Expo 2015 Announces Schedule

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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to reveal the schedule of events for Image Expo. Attendees will enjoy a day of panels, signings, and the opportunity to learn more of what’s to come from Image on Thursday, July 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

    PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
    10:00 a.m. — Theater Doors Open for Seating

    10:30 – 12:00 p.m. — Keynote Address
    Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson’s keynote address will debut several new projects and initiatives for Image Comics and our incredible roster of creators, providing a sneak peek into what’s hot and new from creator-owned comics and where the comics industry goes from here.

    12:00 – 1:30 p.m. — Intermission
    12:00 p.m. — Retail Counter Opens
    Image Comics Presents: The Sessions
    Our afternoon programming will go into even greater detail on the projects announced during the keynote address, giving you a chance to pick the brains of the creators in attendance, gain insight into what’s coming, and unveil a bit of the magic that makes an “Image comic” the hottest book on the shelves.

    1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, and special surprise guests

    2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: A Conversation with Robert Kirkman 

    3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests

    4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron and special surprise guests

    5:15 – 5:50 p.m.: Tula Lotay, Steve SkroceBrian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests

    Signings:
    Alongside each panel will be signings for our attending creators. Some signings will have an item limit, require a wristband, or be closed after a certain number of guests have been admitted. Signings with an item limit and wristband requirement have been marked with an asterisk.

    1:30 – 2:10 p.m.: Premium Exclusive Variant Signing*: Jason Aaron, Nick Dragotta, Robert Kirkman, Tula Lotay, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, Steve Skroce, Brian K. Vaughan, and special surprise guests

    2:15 – 3:00 p.m.: Surprise Guests Signing

    3:10 – 4:00 p.m.: Jason Aaron, Kyle Higgins & Alec Siegel, Tula Lotay, and special surprise guests

    4:10 – 5:00 p.m.: Brian K. Vaughan & Steve Skroce*, Greg Rucka & Nicola Scott, and special surprise guests

    5:10 – 5:55 p.m.: Robert Kirkman* 

    After Hours:
    Join Image Comics creators and staff at the Image Expo After Party, once again held at the Cartoon Art Museum on 655 Mission Street.

    7:30 – 8:00 p.m. — Press and Retailer Mixer
    Open to members of the media and comic book retailers only, this pre-party mixer will be an opportunity for industry professionals and Image Comics creators and staff to discuss the day’s events before the party gets underway.

    8:00 p.m. — Image Expo After Party
    Open to press, retailers, premium ticket holders, and general ticket holders, the Image Expo After Party will wrap up Image Expo with drinks, snacks, and a chance to mingle with Image Comics creators and staff.

    YBCA:
    Admission to Image Expo includes free entry to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, our hosts for Image Expo and a treasured museum in the Bay Area. With fascinating exhibits located just next door to Image Expo, take advantage of the opportunity to enhance your Image Expo experience.

    Previously announced Image Expo variants and merchandise that will be available at the show include:

    AIRBOY #2 by James Robinson & Greg Hinkle
    THE EMPTY ZONE #1 by Jason Shawn Alexander
    THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 by Eric Stephenson & Simon Gane
    A new NOWHERE MEN t-shirt
    SONS OF THE DEVIL #2 by Brian Buccellato & Toni Infante
    SOUTHERN BASTARDS #9 by Jason Aaron & Jason Latour

    Tickets to the event are now available for sale. General Admission is $25 and Premium Admission is $65. Seating is limited. Admission for retailers and members of the media is complimentary.

    A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, and admittance to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow-fans.

    A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to Image Expo and includes a program guide book, access to all programming and events, as well as guaranteed premium seating during programming, a pack of Image Expo exclusive variants, one (1) pass to an exclusive signing with creators behind the Image Expo variants, a T-shirt, an Image Comics branded cloth tote bag, and access to the official Image Expo after party for a chance to mingle with creators, press, retailers, and fellow fans.

    Don’t miss your chance to meet creators, attend panels and signings, receive exclusive swag, and get the scoop on all that Image Comics has in store.

    Image Comics fans can follow the latest Image Expo updates at imagecomics.com/expo. We hope to see you there!

    SF – Cartoonist in Residence: Dustin Garcia

    cam-062015Press Release:

    The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Dustin Garcia on Saturday, June, 6th, 2015 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Dustin, and to view and discuss his work. This event is free and open to the public.

    Dustin Garcia is an Oakland based cartoonist, illustrator, animator, and art educator. Dustin draws inspiration from the early era of animation, giant robots, and underground comix. He has done graphic design, videography, and illustration for clients as diverse as recording studios, zine fests, nonprofits, and restaurants. You can find more of his work at www.dustooned.com

    About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:

    The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonists in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists – but were afraid to ask. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Roman Muradov (The New Yorker) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.

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    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – Darth Vader & Friends Art Exhibit

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    Join celebrated author and artist Jeffrey Brown on Thursday, June 25, 2015 for a personal tour of his current exhibition “Darth Vader and Friends” in the Cartoon Art Museum! Tour 6-7pm ($10), free reception follows 7-9pm. Tickets available soon.

    The Cartoon Art Museum presents original artwork from award-winning cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s latest Star Wars book, Darth Vader and Friends, and his 2014 bestseller Goodnight, Darth Vader. This beloved series of books asks the question “What if Darth Vader actively raised his son and daughter?” In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith.

    About the Author: Jeffrey Brown is the author of numerous autobiographical comics, humorous graphic novels, and bestselling Star Wars books. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.

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    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – Jiraiya Signs

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    Press Release:

    Jiraiya appears to sign books at San Francisco’s fantastic Cartoon Art Museum at 2:00pm on March 21st! Come meet one of the world’s greatest gay cartoonists in person.

    Making his first ever public appearance, the artist known as JIRAIYA is coming to America in a series of signings and speaking events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. The legendary Japanese artist will be signing limited edition giclee prints, Japanese-language editions of his collected comics and illustration work, as well as English translations and apparel for MASSIVE, at a variety of bookstores, galleries and academic institutions.

    Most recently featured on the cover of Fantagraphics’ critically acclaimed gay manga anthology, Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, Jiraiya’s artwork has entertained audiences around the world since 1998, when his musclebound pinups debuted in G-men magazine. Guy Trebay at The New York Times has described Jiraiya’s figures as “jolly, hairy Asian men of refrigerator scale.”

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    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – Will Eisner Week 2015

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    Press Release:

    The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates Will Eisner Week with a spirited discussion of the legendary creator’s life and artwork on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 4:00-5:00pm. San Francisco-based comic creators Mario Hernandez (Love and Rockets), Steve Leialoha (Fables), and Trina Robbins (Pretty in Ink) will discuss Eisner’s career and the impact that his work had on their own artistic endeavors.

    About WILL EISNER WEEK:
    WILL EISNER WEEK is an annual series of celebrations that takes place in multiple cities, timed around Will Eisner’s March 6th birthday. Started in 2009, Will Eisner Week is dedicated to promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner. This year Will Eisner Week is once again a truly international celebration including England, Scotland and Italy. More details about Will Eisner Week can be found at www.WillEisner.com

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – Songs & Secrets Exhibition

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    Tomm Moore, director of the Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells, appears at the Cartoon Art Museum on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the opening of an exhibition featuring original pre-production artwork (approximately 80 pieces in total) from the films! The exhibit runs until June 21st.

    The artbook “Designing the Secret of Kells” will be available for sale and personalization from Tomm Moore for attendees!

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    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – Savage Dragon Retrospective

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    The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present SAVAGE DRAGON: A Look Back with Erik Larsen, featuring a guided tour of the museum’s latest exhibition on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 pm, with a public reception from 7:00-9:00 pm. The exhibition features more than 40 pieces of original artwork personally selected by Larsen from his archives, highlighting major events in the life of his title character over the past two decades, as well as formal experiments and some of Larsen’s favorite pieces from the series.

    Tickets for this event are $10, or free for members of the Cartoon Art Museum, and can be purchased through GuestList.

    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – Katsuya Terada Signing

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    The Cartoon Art Museum hosts legendary manga artist Katsuya Terada on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This special event takes place in the Cartoon Art Museum’s galleries and is included with general museum admission. Terada will be demonstrating his drawing technique, sketching for fans, signing books, and discussing his art with museum patrons.

    In addition to his manga and illustration artwork, Terada is a prolific character designer, and his art has appeared in American publications ranging from Iron Man and Hellboy to Nintendo Power and the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire.

    About Katsuya Terada

    Katsuya Terada is probably best known in the US as the character-designer for the animated film Blood: The Last Vampire. He has also done work related to American comics, such as Iron Man and Hellboy. He also made contributed to several issues of Nintendo Power, including a special edition Strategy Guide for Dragon Warrior. In Japan, he has done the promotional illustrations for Detective Saburo Jinguji mystery-adventure video game series.

    Terada was in charge of the book cover and illustrations for the Kimaira series written by Baku Yumemakura, and was in charge of cover design and illustrations for Garouden, Shin Majugari, and Yamigarishi as well.

    Terada has defined himself as a “rakugaki” artist, more of a philosophy than a style of drawing, in which one draws a little everywhere, all the time, without thinking too much, on notebooks etc. He is a very prolific artist; one of his collections of sketches numbers more than 1000 pages, appropriately called Rakuga King.

    He has done very little group-drawn work (an exception being the manga Saiyukiden Daienou (Monkey King), his principal activities being illustration and character design. His use of CG tools is integrated very well in his illustrations, giving his work a vivid and rich appearance. He has admitted various influences on his work, particularly European ones, like Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and the magazine Métal Hurlant. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – An Evening with The Boxtrolls

    boxtrollsPress Release:

    The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm in a special event presented by Focus Features. Annable and Stacchi will share art and stories behind the making of The Boxtrolls, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and was released nationwide by Focus Features on September 26, 2014. The exhibition features concept art and puppets from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s third stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D.

    About The Boxtrolls:

    The Boxtrolls is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

    About LAIKA:

    Fueled by the vision of its owner, Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and its President & CEO Travis Knight, LAIKA is a feature film animation company located in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA’s first two films, Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) were nominated for Academy Awards® and BAFTA® Awards.

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    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

    SF – July 2014 Cartoonist-in-Residence

    Press Release:

    camThe Cartoon Art Museum hosts artist Sara Lautman on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its on going Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Sara, view and discuss her work. This event is free and open to the public.

    Sara Lautman is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her essay comics have been featured in Bitch Magazine, The Hairpin, The Rumpus, The L Magazine, Heeb, The Stranger, and Comics Workbook. Since 2008, she’s been publishing cartoons and image/text art in the booklet series MACROGROAN and on her blog, also named MACROGROAN. Issues of MACROGROAN and her other books are available in independent bookstores across the country.

    Her cartoon illustration has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators and will appear in the first Comic and Cartoon Art Annual for 2014. Recently, her column for The Hairpin was featured on Huffington Post Arts. She is currently an MFA candidate in Illustration Practice at MICA in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Learn more about Sara and her work by visiting her website: www.saralautman.com

    About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:
    The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonists in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists – but were afraid to ask. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Roman Muradov (The New Yorker) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.

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    Cartoon Art Museum
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 227-8666

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