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  • NC – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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    Jill Thompson, Jason Howard, and many more appear at Acme Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!

    This year’s festivities will include:

    -Our first ever Free Comic Book Day exclusive variant for Marvel’s Secret Wars #0!

    -Visiting artists in the Sketch Pavilion!
    –Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues
    –Ryan Browne – God Hates Astronauts
    Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Voltron
    Dan dos Santos – Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
    –Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Mini Marvels
    –Stephen Green – Cafe Racer
    –Jason Howard – Trees, Super Dinosaur
    –Emi Lenox – Emitown, Plutona
    –Gregg Schigiel – Pix: One Weirdest Weekend
    –Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Voltron Force
    Jill Thompson – Beasts of Burden, Sandman

    -Facepainting by Munchie & Me!

    -T-shirts & limited edition prints from Death by Ink!

    -Fan Film Festival at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema!

    -Pub-style trivia after-hours!

    -Cosplay contest!

    -Door prizes!

    -Apparel sale at Acme Comics Presents!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Acme Comics
    2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    336-574-2263

    NC – G-Man Super Journal Signing

    gmanCartoonist Chris Giarrusso appears on Saturday February 28th for a signing at Ultimate Comics at and Oak City Comic Show on Sunday March 1, 2015.

    Chris Giarrusso is the Harvey award-nominated artist and writer best known for creating, writing, and drawing G-MAN, a series of graphic novels loved by all ages. His newest book, THE G-MAN SUPER JOURNAL, is an illustrated prose novel “written” and “illustrated” by G-Man himself! Other work includes the MINI MARVELS for Marvel Comics, various variant covers for Image Comics, and the TALES FROM THE CON webcomic for Emerald City Comicon.

    Chris will be accepting commissions at the store on the 28th that will be available for pick-up the next day at Oak City Comic Show.

    Ultimate Comics
    6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    (919) 806-8282

    NC – G-Man Super Journal Signings

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    Cartoonist Chris Giarrusso appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM and again on Saturday, February 21st from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm!

    Chris will be in the store signing copies of his new book G-Man’s Super Journal: Awesome Origins, the first in a series of illustrated prose novels, as well as his previous graphic novels (Coming Home, Cape Crisis and Learning to Fly)! Signing and sketching will be FREE!

    Acme Comics
    2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    336-574-2263

    Image Comics Schedule & Exclusives at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).

    *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only.  There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings. 

    Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.

    THURSDAY, 10/9
    1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov

    3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
    3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando

    4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
    4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    FRIDAY, 10/10
    10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh

    11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
    12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
    1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris

    2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
    2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
    2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
    5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour

    6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
    6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci

    SATURDAY, 10/11
    10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
    10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
    11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) 

    12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
    12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
    1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

    2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
    2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
    2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
    3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton

    3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
    4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
    5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore

    SUNDAY, 10/12
    10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
    10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)

    12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
    12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
    1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
    2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
    3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson

     

    PANELS

    Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!

    Thursday, 4 – 5PM
    Location: Empire Stage 1-E
    SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD

    Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.

    Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
    Location: 1A21
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE

    Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.

    Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
    Location: 1A14
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE

    Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.

    Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Location: 1A05
    MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!

    From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.

    Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
    Location: 1A06
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT

    No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

    Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
    Location: 1A14
    THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE

    For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.

    Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
    Location: 1A10
    ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS

    Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

    Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
    Location: 1A10
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE

    All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.

     

    EXCLUSIVES

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    A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con

    Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
    - ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
    - BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    - SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
    - WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    - PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
    - EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)  

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS: 
    - C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
    - NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)

    For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!

    NY – G-Man Signing

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    Cartoonist Chris Giarrusso appears at Barnes & Noble to sign G-Man, Volume 1: Learning to Fly on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM!

    Barnes & Noble
    Raymour & Flanigan Plaza, 3454 Erie Boulevard East, Dewitt, NY 13214
    315-449-2948

    Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

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    Press Release:

    Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

    Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

    To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

    ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

    This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

    As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

    NC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

    acme-fcbdJoe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Yale Stewart, Jacob Chabot, Erica Henderson, and many more sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Press Release:

    The countdown is on as Acme steps into the next age of the Triad’s oldest & largest comic book store, consolidating their creative power back into the Lawndale Shopping Center and strengthening it’s partnership with Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema to bring you the best Free Comic Book Day ever!

    2014 IMPROVEMENTS

    –57 different comic offerings, up from last year’s 52, PLUS whatever other promo books we find around the shop to add to the mix! The first 50 people in line are guaranteed a copy of each book, an offer so appealing it pushes the physical boundaries of the official Free Comic Book Day bags!

    –The air-conditioned and waterproofed Sketch Pavilion in Acme Comics Presents will be streamlined to get you through the line faster than ever before while ensuring all attendees that would like to have the opportunity to get their books signed and get a one of kind commission can do so for FREE!

    –Geeksboro’s main floor will also play host to even more artists with which to visit!

    –Discover more about one of our favorite publishers as we screen Sequart’s Image Revolution featuring length documentary in the 48 seat theatre downstairs in Geeksboro!

    –Get to know renowned local cosplayers like Ed “Static Shock” Newsome, Caitlin “Robin” Rhyne, Ian “War Machine” Raulston, and many, MANY more on the sidewalks of the Lawndale Shopping Center!

    –FREE face-painting by Munchie & Me!

    –Once again, hang out all night and all day and all night again at Geeksboro as our pals down the sidewalk will be open straight through on Friday for the food, beverages, and facility conveniences for anyone camping out over night, all day Saturday to provide refreshments and entertainment to event-goers, and until 2 AM Saturday night for the after-party to beat all after-parties!

    –Pub-style Superhero Trivia on Saturday night complete with cash & comic prizes!

    –Have small children and want to avoid some of the crowds? Stop by to pick up a bag of books and visit with creators at the Greensboro Children’s Museum (6 books, 3 artists) and the Windsor Recreation Center (4 books, 4 artists) from 10 AM – 1 PM!

    Creators Appearing at Acme Comics & Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema:

    Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues, Halloween Legion, Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo

    Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Hello Kitty, Voltron Force, SpongeBob

    Casey Coller – Transformers Robots in Disguise, Transformers More than Meets the Eye

    Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Aw Yeah Comics, Mini Marvels, Bullpen Bits

    Erica Henderson – Subatomic Party Girls, Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures

    Sandy Jarrell - Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Wasteland

    Tracy Lee Quinn – freelance illustrator, Free Comic Book Day poster

    Joe Quinones – Ultimate Comics Survive, FF, Batman Black & White, Batman ’66

    Amanda Rachels – Flesh of White, Arcana’s the Book, Clown Town

    Gregg Schigiel – Pix Teenage American Fairy, SpongeBob Comics, X-Babies

    Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Intrepid EscapeGoat, Uncle Ant

    Yale Stewart – JL8 (Little League), Nova

    Randall Trang – Roller Girl & the Flying Sidekick

    Michael Watkins – Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers

    Maris Wicks – Primates, Yes, Let’s, Batman Black & White

    Kelly Yates – MonstHer, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Doctor Who: Fairytale

    Acme Comics
    2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
    336-574-2263

    NC – Chris Giarrusso Signs

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    Chris Giarrusso signs at Ultimate Comics on Saturday April 12th from 10:30 am till 4:00 pm!!

    Ultimate Comics
    6120 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
    (919) 806-8282

    WA – B&N Bookfair Signing

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    Kazu Kibuishi, Jake Parker, and Chris Giarrusso visit Barnes & Noble on Thursday March 27, 2014 at 6:30 PM!

    Author Event/Bookfair
    Come down to your Woodinville Barnes & Noble for a fun-filled evening featuring three fantastic authors! We are hosting author/illustrators Kazu Kibuishi, Jake Parker and Chris Giarrusso! Don’t forget to stop by and support Wellington Elementary!

    Barnes & Noble
    Block C of Downtown Woodinville, 18025 Garden Way N.E., Woodinville, WA 98072
    425-398-1990

    Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse at Seattle Emerald City Comic Con 2014

    The Big ECC Party

    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse At Seattle Emerald City Comic Con

    Hero is celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo

    LOS ANGELES, CA (March 14, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, hits the Emerald City Comic con in Seattle, Wa. March 28-30 at the Washington State Convention center.

    And we’re bringing our party hats! Hero is celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo at a party sponsored by Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse Comics! The party takes place at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1333 5th Avenue in Seattle, just four blocks from the convention center! Be there Friday March 28 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door for this 21-and-over event. You can take party pics there at Seattle’s Facebooth (a photobooth worthy of your face!) and enter a raffle with great prizes to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai!

    Make sure you hit the Hero booth at the con, #t’k, and visit these Hero Ambassadors on the con floor who will be collecting donations throughout the weekend for our cause at their own tables: Arthur Adams, Chris Burnham, Kurt Busiek, Jonathan Case, Amanda Conner, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Giarrusso, Brian Haberlin, Karl Kesel, Jai Nitz, Michael Oeming, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Ben Templesmith, and Fred van Lente.

    See you there!

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

    Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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