Clayton Crain and many more sign at Comic Book Ink on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
Tacoma, Washington’s COMIC BOOK INK, is thrilled to announce the return of the nation’s BIGGEST “Comic Book Holiday”…FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!! (www.freecomicbookday.com)
Starting at 10:00am on SATURDAY, MAY 5th 2010, Comic Book Ink will host its 9th Annual Celebration for folks who love comics and everything about them! While supplies last, the shop will be giving away FREE SPECIALLY MARKED COMICS throughout the day.
“This year promises to be our biggest yet with over THIRTY-SEVEN (37) DIFFERENT TITLES to choose from…” said store owner, JOHN MUNN, “There is literally something for everyone young and old…whether its your first comic ever to you four thousanth!”
“We are having a GUEST OF HONOR at this year’s event! Marvel Superstar Artist CLAYTON CRAIN,” Munn reported happilu, “This is the first time we have had a Guest of Honor since our very first Free Comic Book Day in 2003 with ADAM KUBERT. Clayton will be producing a SPECIAL EDITION of his phenomenal SKETCHBOOK! We don’t know how many he is bringing, but folks will want to be there early to guarantee they get one!”
With companies ranging from the Big Two (DC COMICS and MARVEL), the largest of the Independent Companies (DARK HORSE, IDW and IMAGE) to the smallest (ASPEN, ARCHIA, ONI and TOP SHELF to name a few)…all of the industry is coming out to play!
A myriad of stories featuring a CAVALCADE of CHARACTERS will be available. Some of the names include: THE AVENGERS. THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, STAR WARS and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! PLUS such great titles as PEANUTS, THE SMURFS, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, TRANSFORMERS, Disney’s DONALD DUCK, THE SIMPSONS, VOLTRON, and, yes, even YO GABBA GABBA.
Don’t forget, we will also giving away a FREE MARVEL HEROCLIX of THOR, from this Summer’s GREEN LANTERN Movie Opening June 17th at the Lakewood Regal, while supplies last!
And, don’t worry, we’ll show you how to use him in a game with demonstrations of HEROCLIX (from WIZKIDS GAMES)!
“We are also lucky to have a huge number of phenomenal new, and returning, guests, joining World Famous Comic Book Artist, CLAYTON CRAIN, to this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” Munn continued, ” With members of the 501st LEGION of STAR WARS RECREATIONISTS,a chance to meet some of Tacoma’s Own Phenomenal Roller Girls, THE DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES, the phenomenal SKETCH ARTIST JESSE MUNOZ, JAMES STOWE, MARK BRILL and MARK MONLUX from the CARTOONIST LEAGUE OF ABSURD WASHINGTONIANS, Characters from the Dead Gentlemen/Zombie Orpheous Films including, JOURNEYQUEST and THE GAMERS, Members of the indie smash Web Series THE COLLECTIBLES, Plus the folks from our neighbor, the LAKEWOOD REGAL CINEMAS, will be on hand again to give out FREE POSTERS, comic book fans dressed up as a myriad of characte for our ANNUAL COSTUME CONTEST and MORE! But we also have a few more ‘special events’ up our sleeve.”
“This is an event that couples the fun and accessibility of comics with the promotion of literacy for all ages,” Munn finished, “While having the BIGGEST BACK ISSUE SALE IN THE COUNTY to cap it all off! There is literally NO BIGGER CELEBRATION of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY happening in the Tacoma / Lakewood / University Place Area! ”
COMIC BOOK INK (located at 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499) was established in 2002 as a community oriented store and with the hopes of establishing the shop as a public meeting place, as well as cultural center, for those who love, or want to learn more, about comic books. The shop is a SEVEN TIME NOMINEE for the WILL EISNER SPIRIT of RETAILING AWARD (2004-2010).
For more information about FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, on SATURDAY, MAY 5th from 10:00am until 10:00pm, please contact John Munn at (253) 761-4641 or at the shop located at 2510 S. 84th Street, Suites 15A-B, Lakewood, WA 98499.
The Portland Comic Book show will feature an inking demonstration by Gary Martin, author of The Art of Comic-Book Inking. Gary Martin’s two volumes of The Art of Comic-Book Inking have become the industry-standard manuals for aspiring inkers seeking to take their work to the next level or for working professionals looking to broaden their skills base. Dark Horse Comics recently published a new edition of the ground breaking book, combining the two textbooks into a single volume and with expanded new material, including three additional blue-lined art boards featuring pencil art by master comics illustrators Jack Kirby, John Buscema, and Gil Kane.
Anina Bennett, co-creator of Heartbreakers and Boilerplate, will moderate a panel discussion “How to Break Into Comics as a Writer” Writers on the panel discussion include Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Dan Berman (God Complex), Adam Gallardo (Gear School), Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica) and Jamie S. Rich (Spellcheckers).
Star Wars Imperial Costume Clubs will be out in full force at the Portland Comic Book Show on November 13th. Featuring movie accurate costumes, Cloud City Garrison “the Villians” will feature Stormtroopers & Darth Vader. Kashyyyk Base features “the Rebels” including Jedi Knights, Pilots, Princesses, and Wookies. Mandalorian Mercs are “the bounty hunters” from Star Wars. Star Wars fans should bring their cameras as all 3 Costuming clubs will be available for pictures!
The Portland Comic Book Show is featuring over 30 comic book writers and artists at this years’ annual show. A complete list can be found at www.portlandcomicbookshow.com
The Portland Comic Book Show is Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Rose Quarter at the Memorial Coliseum in the Exhibit Hall. The show runs from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8.00 for ages 8 & older. The show features 175 tables of merchandise displaying and selling thousands of collectibles including comic books dating back to the 1940’s, non-sport cards, magazines, original art, Movie and TV Memorabilia, Star Trek and Star Wars merchandise, action figures, Disney items, and a variety of toys. For more information contact Second Genesis at 503-788-1031, email at email@example.com or our website at www.portlandcomicbookshow.com
Clayton Crain, Jason Metcalf, and Randy Kintz sign at Comic Evolution on April 3rd from 4-7pm. Each artist will have his own selection of art for sale.
Clayton Crain is signing X-Force #25, the final chapter in the ‘Necrosha’ story arc which hits stores March 31st! NECROSHA ENDS HERE! Everything Destiny foretold has come true. The Black Queen has become the Dark Goddess, but X-Force’s mission stands…KILL HER. But how do you fight a god with claws, knives and guns? And how many members will X-Force lose before the fight is over?
Eternal Descent hits stores March 31st!
Welcome to a city where lost souls lurk in every shadow and darkness veils sinister designs, where heavy metal could be the key to salvation…or the gateway to destruction. A fallen hero, a twisted demon, one gorgeous succubus, and an army of chart-topping guitar heroes: the pieces are in place. The Descent begins. Written by Llexi Leon and illustrated by Jason Metcalf.
The final issue of Red 5′s amazing series hits stores March 31st! Randy will be here again to sign this amazing book.
Chinese assassins are closing in on the American hackers, so their across-the-globe rescue of Cat and the hostages goes mobile. Meanwhile, the rebels attack with a drone army of their own!
Comic Evolution, 206 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371-5916
Writer J. Michael Straczynski and Artist Clayton Crain are featured Guest Speakers at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention taking place Sunday, November 8, 2009. A 40th Anniversary Film Screening of the 1969 Science Fiction cult classic The Green Slime with stars Robert Horton and Luciana Paluzzi is another highlight of the show.
J. Michael Straczynski appears on stage at 2:00 P.M. to discuss his writing the Marvel Comic Book titles Thor, Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and The Twelve during the past few years, as well as his recent move to DC Comics to write The Brave and The Bold starting with issue#27. Joe is also a very busy screenwriter for Movies, writing last year’s The Changeling starring Angelina Jolie for which he received critical acclaim. Joe’s latest screenplay is for Ninja Assassin produced by the Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix, V for Vendetta) and opens in theaters in November. Joe is also known for creating the Babylon 5 TV Series. Find out what’s in development from one of Comic Books most popular Writers.
Clayton Crain is the Artist for the new Marvel Comic Book X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha which starts an important storyline. Clayton’s popular painted style of art has been featured in Sensational Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and X-Force (regular series). Clayton is flying into Los Angeles for this Special Exclusive West Coast appearance to sign autographs all day.
The 40th Anniversary Film Screening of The Green Slime with stars Robert Horton and Luciana Paluzzi appearing in person. A space station is invaded by tentacled green alien creatures, The Green Slime, that multiply when hit with laser guns. This all leads to the grand Outer Space battle as the crew suits up with flying jet packs to blow up the Space Station and The Green Slime. The Green Slime is considered a Science Fiction cult classic for it’s low budget Special Effects and wacky theme song, and it’s not to be confused with a Michael Bay production. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku who went on to critical acclaim for another cult Movie, Battle Royale. Luciana Paluzzi is also known for starring as Fiona Volpe, the henchwoman to Largo in the James Bond Movie Thunderball. The Green Slime screens on Film, not DVD, at 12:00 P.M. and Robert and Luciana will sign autographs from 11:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. (there is a charge for the autograph but it includes a photo). A stage interview takes place at 1:30 P.M. with the stars to discuss the making of The Green Slime. There’s no charge for The Green Slime screening, it’s part of the regular admission.
The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention also features a Dealers Room that puts to shame some shows that charge three times the admission, and it’s full of Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, Trading Cards, DVD’s, Movie Memorabilia, and much more. Located at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, across from USC College. Admission is only $8.00, five years and under are free. A full size Ninja Assassin Movie Poster will be given away free, check www.comicbookscifi.com for more information.
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Clayton Crain (X-Force) signs at Comic Oasis on August 19th from 1-3pm.
Comic Oasis, 3121 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
On August 11, 2009, comic fans all over will celebrate Marvel’s 70th Anniversary at their local comic shops and we’ve got the complete list of participating retailers.
Click here to download a full list of retailers participating in Marvel 70th Anniversary parties, offering exclusive limited edition variants, early on sale release of THE MARVELS PROJECT #1, special sales, and more!
All retailer parties begin at 9 p.m. local time. As a special thank you to retailers, Marvel is sending a limited edition CAPTAIN AMERICA: REBORN #2 70TH ANNIVERSARY FRAME VARIANT to all participating stores!
Plus, at select Barnes & Noble STORES across the country, you can meet Marvel’s most popular creators, sit in on Q&A sessions and get your favorite comics autographed. All events begin at 7 p.m. local time. As a special added bonus, all participating Barnes and Noble locations will feature guest appearances by major Marvel Characters!
New York City
SPECIAL GUESTS IRON MAN AND SPIDER-MAN
150 E 86TH Street
New York, NY
Fred Van Lente
SPECIAL GUEST WOLVERINE
2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
SPECIAL GUEST HULK
The Grove at Farmer’s Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
SPECIAL GUEST ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN
Clackamas Towne Center
12000 SE 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266
Brian Michael Bendis
SPECIAL GUEST CAPTAIN AMERICA
2675 NE University Village Street
Seattle, WA 98105
For more information on Marvel’s 70th Anniversary, head over to marvel.com/70. And remember-Make Mine ’39!
BE A SUPER HERO FOR BABIES! BENEFIT
SATURDAY JULY 18TH 11AM TO 7PM
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MARCH OF DIMES
ORIGINAL ART DONATED FROM MORE THAN 75 ARTISTS AND WRITERS IN THE COMIC INDUSTRY SILENT AUCTION WITH LOW MINIMUM BID, GREAT WAY TO ADD ORIGINAL ART TO YOUR COLLECTION!
ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE DOING SKETCHES FOR DONATIONS:
Eisner Award Winner PAUL GULACY (Shang-Chi, Catwoman, Shanna the She-Devil, Star Wars: Crimson Empire) www.gulacy.com
CLAYTON CRAIN (X-Force, Ghost Rider, Spectacular Spider-Man) www.claytoncrain.com
LAURIE B! http://artoflaurieb.blogspot.com/
JASON METCALF (Wrath of the Titans, upcoming Eternal Descent) http://jman-3h.deviantart.com/
KATHLEEN WEBB (Archie, Betty & Veronica) www.meezerkat.deviantart.com
RANDY KINTZ (Jason and the Argonauts, Legend of Isis, Wrath of the Titans) http://rantz.deviantart.com/
BEN HANSEN (The Dependents, Emerald City Comicon Sketch Crew) http://1314.deviantart.com
LEVI SKEEN (The Dependents, Emerald City Comicon Sketch Crew) http://leviske.deviantart.com
GREG SCOTT BAILEY (Mocktales) www.mocktales.com
ALAN BENNETT( Johnny Vega, Pandora’s Garage) http://blackboxcomix.vpweb.com/
JASON ZACHARY POTT ( The Toxic Confessions of Johnny Morbid) www.myspace.com/neotrashcomix
ADAM WATSON (The Pauper, Ghost Assassin) http://seppukucomics.com/darkcom.html
TROY PARKE (Graphic Design Artist) www.tparke.com
KEITH CURTIS (Crater on the Moon) http://crateronthemoon.com/
TRAVIS BUNDY (Gods of the New Empire) www.thoughtboxcomics.com
TONY DELA CRUZ (Emerald City Sketch Crew)
AND MANY MORE!
Comic Evolution, 206 South Meridian, Puyallup, WA, 98371