CA – Mad Scientist Tour

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Press Release:

For the first time in almost a decade, Top Cow’s sensational digital painting artist, Stjepan Sejic, will be in the U.S. on tour in Southern California! A smattering of signings and events are lined up July 12th – 14th for you to meet Stjepan in all his Croatian majesty.

Before you even ask, yes Stjepan will be sketching at each location. However, he will be limiting his sketches to only 20 per location, so be sure to get to the singing nearest you nice and early! Sketches are $20 each, and will be done on the backs of Top Cow comics with special sketch covers purchased at the signing. Signatures will be free however, so bring stuff you want signed, or pick up the books at each location that you want Stjepan to sign!

For those of you who don’t like in Southern California or the surrounding areas, but who will be at San Diego Comic Con, you’re in luck! Stjepan will be joining Top Cow at San Diego this July as well! Information about his signings and sketches in San Diego will come in the near future.

Check out the schedule below for all the latest information about where and when Stjepan will be signing during his Mad Scientist Tour.

Friday, July 12th:
Emerald Knights – with Matt Hawkins
Noon – 3pm
4116 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505

Golden Apple Comics
6pm-9pm
7018 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Saturday, July 13th:
Phat Collectables – with Matt Hawkins
11am-2pm
16532 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Beach Ball Comics – with Matt Hawkins
4pm-7pm
3024 W. Ball Rd. Anaheim, CA 92804

Sunday, July 14th:
4 Color Fantasies – with Matt Hawkins
Time TBD
7172 Archibald Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

Collector’s Paradise
Time TBD
319 S. Arroyo Pkwy. Unit 4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Free Comic Book May 2013

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that we will, once again, be bringing Free Comic Book MAY to Los Angeles area this year, in celebration of the National Free Comic Book Day!

“Last year’s Free Comic Book May was an exhilarating event.” said owner Edward Greenberg, adding: ” We learned so much about how to do this, and will use the lessons this year to provide an even better experience for our patrons.”

The concept of Free Comic Book MAY is simple. Come to one (or both) Collector’s Paradise stores on Free Comic Book Day, May 4th, get your free books, and receive a Free Stamp Card. Come back the following Saturday, and get a stamp, and get more free books (details below). As long as you continue to attend and receive stamps, you can keep coming back every Saturday in May and get more free books, including, during the last week of the month, FREE Graphic Novels. The four weeks are designed to spotlight different types of books:

– May 4th – Free Comic Book Day, books provided by many publishers, range of options. PLUS: BUY 3 GET 1 FREE on anything in the store.

– May 11th – Free Superhero Comic Day, free superhero comics by major publishers. PLUS: 50% OFF All single issue Comics on the Shelves.

– May 18th- Free Independent Comic Day, free indie books, chosen by us, and contributed by our good friends, creators and publishers. PLUS: Comics by the Pound.

– May 25th – Free Graphic Novel Day, free Graphic Novels, once again chosen by us and contributed by our friends. PLUS: BUY 1 GET 1 FREE on all Hardcover Graphic Novels.

Collector’s Paradise will be holding Creator Signing Events during the month of May, to promote some of the most interesting new creators and projects out there.

Saturday May 4th, Free Comic Book Day:
San Fernando Valley Store: 12-3 pm
J. Michael Strazcynski – Creator of Babylon 5 TV Show, creator/writer of the hot new series TEN GRAND, as well as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, writer on Superman Earth One HCs, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman.

Philip Tan – Artist on DC’s NEW 52 Savage Hawkman, and the new Masters of the Universe series, as well as Uncanny X-Men, Spawn, Batman & Robin, and many more.

Rahsan Ekedal – artist on the hot new series THINK TANK, as well as Top Cow’s ECHOES and Pilot Season, Solomon Kane, Creepy and DC’s The Unexpected.

Andy Suriano – artist on DC’s Batman Brave & The Bold, Image Comics’ Charlatan’s Ball and Doc Bizarre MD, as well as an amazing animator.

Rick Basaldua – a fantastic inker on many projects from Top Cow (Artifacts, Magdalena, Darkness), as well as Marc Silvestri’s run on HULK.

Troy Peteri – an accomplished leterrer, working with J. Michael Straczynski on TEN GRAND, as well as past projects, plus many titles in the Top Cow library of books.

Pasadena Store: 2-5 pm
Whilce Portacio – Legendary comic creator, co-founder of Image Comics, co-creator and artist on the hot new Image Comics series, Non-Humans, with Glen Brunswick, as well as creator of Wetworks, and artist on Uncanny X-Men, Hulk, Iron Men and much more.

Glen Brunswick – co-creator and writer of Non-Humans, as well as many other fantastic books for Image Comics, including Gray Area (with John Romita Jr), Jersey Gods, and Killing Girl.

Mike Kunkel – an incredible Animator, and creator/writer/artist on the Classic comic book series, Herobear & The Kid, which comes back on Free Comic Book Day via Boom! Studios, as well as the artist on DC’s Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam.

Chris Moreno – Creator / Artist on Zombie Dickheads, as well as the artist on Image Comics’ and more recently Kickstarter-resurrected Sidekick, as well as Disney’s Toy Story and more.

Saturday May 11th, Free Superhero Comic Book Day
San Fernando Valley Store

IMAGE COMICS SIGNING, 12-3 pm, featuring:
Jim McCann – Mind the Gap, Lost Vegas
Ken Kristensen – Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth
MK Perker – Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth
Kel Symons – I Love Trouble
Sina Grace – Lil Depressed Boy

A WAKE FOR I, VAMPIRE, 7-10 pm
Joshua Fialkov & Friends – we say goodbye to a critically acclaimed and loved by fans series with a party featuring thematically named alcohol drinks for anyone over 21, a Eulogy contest, as well as many other highly inappropriate hijinx, more details to be announced soon on our website and Facebook/Twitter feeds.

Pasadena Store, 12-3 pm:
Mark Sable – Creator/ writer of Graveyard of Empires, as well as Grounded, Hazed and many others.

Saturday May 18th, Free Independent Comic Book Day

San Fernando Valley Store, 12-3pm
Jason Brubaker – ReMIND
Mark Sable – Graveyard of Empires
James Ninness – In Sanity, AZ
Shannon Forrey – Dust GN

Pasadena Store, 12-3pm
Jim McCann – Mind the Gap, Lost Vegas
Ginger Rabbit Studio – Jared Sams, Giulie Speziani, Rob Harrington

Please visit Collector’s Paradise’ official site, ComicsAndCards.net for full details about our Free Comic Book Day and Free Comic Book MAY Events.

For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise @ 818-999-9455 (business) or by email, at store@comicsandcards.net

Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park. Collector’s Paradise Pasadena is located at 319 S. Arroyo Parkway Unit 4, at the corner of Del Mar in Pasadena.

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Whilce Portacio, Mike Kunkel, Glen Brunswick, and Chris Moreno sign at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Signing event is from 2pm to 5pm, while the sale and free comics are from 11am to 7pm, regular store hours. This year, in addition to the FREE Books, we’ll be hosting the following talented creators:

Whilce Portacio – Legendary comic creator, co-founder of Image Comics, co-creator and artist on the hot new Image Comics series, Non-Humans, with Glen Brunswick, as well as creator of Wetworks, and artist on Uncanny X-Men, Hulk, Iron Men and much more.

Glen Brunswick – co-creator and writer of Non-Humans, as well as many other fantastic books for Image Comics, including Gray Area (with John Romita Jr), Jersey Gods, and Killing Girl.

Mike Kunkel – an incredible Animator, and creator/writer/artist on the Classic comic book series, Herobear & The Kid, which comes back on Free Comic Book Day via Boom! Studios, as well as the artist on DC’s Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam.

Chris Moreno – Creator / Artist on Zombie Dickheads, as well as the artist on Image Comics’ and more recently Kickstarter-resurrected Sidekick, as well as Disney’s Toy Story and more.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Star Wars: Legacy Signing

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Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, and Dave Wilkins sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from noon until 3:00 pm!

Press Release:

Join us for an amazing Saturday Event at the Winnetka store, as we welcome the creative team on the brand new Star Wars LEGACY title from Dark Horse Comics, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (Hulk, Agents of Atlas, Planet of the Apes) and writer Corinna Bechko (Heathentown, Planet of the Apes), plus the amazing cover artist for the issue, Dave Wilkins, whose prints have been a mainstay of our Gallery for years.

MUCH MORE details to come but we will have an EXCLUSIVE Variant and an EXCLUSIVE Print plus Gabriel Hardman will draw sketches for the first 20 people in line, so come early, trust me, Gabriel’s sketches are RIDICULOUS!!!

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

CA – Lost Vegas Signing

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Writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee sign at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm! This is the official Phantom Variant (with cover art by Skottie Young!) release party and Collector’s Paradise is the only place in Los Angeles to get a copy! Plus Vegas card games, a costume contest, and alcohol for everyone 21 and over!

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Uncanny X-Force Signing

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UncannyXForce_1_CoverSam Humphries and Danny Miki sign at both Collector’s Paradise stores on Wednesday, January 23, 2013!

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise invites you to the official Los Angeles DOUBLE RELAUNCH PARTY for two of the hottest comic books of 2013: UNCANNY X-FORCE and SACRIFICE! Come celebrate with rising sensation Sam Humphries (writer, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) and superstar Danny Miki (inker, AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) as two of Los Angeles’ top talents break open the world of MUTANT NINJA NOIR!

January 23rd is the date for UNCANNY X-FORCE, by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, and Danny Miki — the new mutant ninja noir X-Men comic book, part of the blockbuster MARVEL NOW! initiative. It’s also the date for SACRIFICE issue 4 by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, the return of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit indie comic about Aztecs, time travel, and Joy Division. To celebrate, will be hosting events at BOTH Collector’s Paradise stores!

In the Valley location, Sam Humphries will be signing from noon till 3:00 pm at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.

At the Pasadena store, hang out with Sam Humphries and Danny Miki at the launch party from 7p-9p! Join us for snacks and adult beverages (IDs permitting) from 7p-9p 319 South Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Come join us as Collector’s Paradise brings you the first big launch of 2013! MUTANT NINJA NOIR IS HERE!

 

CA – Cyberforce Signing

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Creator/Artist Marc Silvestri and writer Matt Hawkins sign at Collector’s Paradise on Sunday October 21, 2012 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. They will give away FREE copies of the new Cyberforce #1! Also the first 25 people in line will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri and the first 100 people will receive a free exclusive print with a Minimum purchase of $10.00.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Bad Medicine Signing

Writers Nunzio DeFilippis and Christina Weir appear at both Collector’s Paradise locations on Wednesday June 13th to sign Issue #2 of the new comic series Bad Medicine, which will be released that very day. Collector’s Paradise will offer (for as long as supplies last) Issue 1 of Bad Medicinefor free for anyone who buys Issue #2.

The signing starts at the Collector’s Paradise Pasadena store, from 12pm to 3pm, and continues at the San Fernando Valley store, from 5pm to 8pm, where they will be joined by Ian Brill to promote his new self-published Dracula World Order!

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Harbinger Signing

Joshua Dysart, Dinesh Shamdasani, and friends sign at both Collector’s Paradise locations on Wednesday June 6th!

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise would love to invite you to the LA Release Signings for HARBINGER #1, a hot new release from Valiant Entertainment, with writer Joshua Dysart and special guests, including (confirmed) Valiant Founder Dinesh Shamdasani and more!

Valiant, once the third biggest publisher in comics (after Marvel & DC) is back, with a huge hit, X-O Manowar, which sold more copies this year than any independent comic book. Now Valiant is following XO with a fantastic first issue of Harbinger, a fresh new take on discovery of powers and the powers that compete for the newly “discovered” talent.

We will hold two signing events, both on Wednesday June 6th.   First, in our Valley store, from 12pm to 3pm, Joshua Dysart will sign copies of Harbinger #1. Each copy will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, signifying that it was signed during our Release Signings.

Then, from 5pm to 8pm, Joshua will sign at our Pasadena location. At both signings, we plan to have special guests, to be announced closer to the time of the signing.

 

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – Hand of Fire Signing

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Author Charles Hatfield signs at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday May 26, 2012 from noon to 3:00pm.

About the book:

Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is one of the premier storytellers and visual stylists, for some readers the premier artist, in American comic book history.

For more than forty years, Kirby worked steadily at comics, in particular the comic book—that roughly half-tabloid-sized, newsstand-ready magazine which for many readers still represents the kernel identity of American comic art. Kirby entered the comic book field when it was newborn, and excelled in it. With his dynamic, eccentric style, he left a deep and unmistakable handprint on both the medium and the industry that grew up around it.

Over those forty-plus years of almost uninterrupted artistic output, Kirby—his work, his style, his name—became part of the very atmosphere breathed by comic book creators and fans. That’s why “Kirbyesque” has become a familiar adjective, and why so many artists continue to work in his shadow.

Charles Hatfield’s Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby is a book about what Kirby did and why it matters. In particular, it focuses on Kirby’s artistic peak in the 1960s and ’70s. A critical exploration of cartooning, of superheroes, science fiction, and the technological sublime, Hand of Fire is the first academic monograph in English about Kirby’s work. In essence, it’s a book about why Kirby blew off the top of so many readers’ heads, and why he still does. Scholar Ian Gordon calls it “the single most important scholarly book on superhero comics hands down.”

Hand of Fire is part of the University Press of Mississippi’s “Great Comics Artists” series. It’s available now in softcover, hardcover, and Ebook formats, including Kindle and Nook.

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

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