CA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

Ed Brubaker, Josh Fialkov, Kyle Higgins, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback sign in Canoga Park from noon to 3pm and Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Matt Whitlock, and Shane & Chris Houghton sign from 2:00 – 5:00pm in Pasadena on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

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

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

CA – FCBD: Reed Gunther Signing

Creators Shane & Chris Houghton sign at Collectors Paradise on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

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

CA – Last Mortal Signing

Filip Sablik signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.

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

CA – Exile on the Planet of the Apes Signing

 

Writers Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko sign at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday March 14, 2012 from 5-8pm!

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

CA – Hell Yeah Day

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on March 7, starting at 12pm and lasting until 10 pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Joe Keatinge / Hell Yeah Day at both store locations.

“I first left Los Angeles ten years ago, then only dreaming of someday creating comics.” said Joe Keatinge, adding: “Coming back after a decade with HELL YEAH, the one I’ve been conceiving since I was a kid, is beyond exciting. Collector’s Paradise is an ideal venue in making that happen.”

“Joe Keatinge grew up in Los Angeles, emmersed in the early Image Comics culture. He exemplifies the true spirit of Image Comics, the biggest and best of the Independent comic book publishers.” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding: “Joe has been a friend for a long time and it makes me very proud to be the one helping him release his first major creator-owned work in his birth town for all his fans and family.”

Collector’s Paradise is planning two events on March 7. First, from noon to 3pm, Mr. Keatinge will be signing at the San Fernando Valley branch in Canoga Park. Copies of both regular and Collector’s Paradise Exclusive covers of Hell Yeah #1 will be available at the signing. Joe will answer questions from his unique perspective as a writer, Eisner-Award winning editor, and former publisher representative.

After a small break, the Release Party will start at 7pm at the Pasadena branch of Collector’s Paradise. This will be an “18 and over” event where alcohol will be served for anyone over 21 years of age. Industry professionals and fans alike are invited to celebrate release of Hell Yeah #1.

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.
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Joe Keatinge is a writer of comics like HELL YEAH with illustrator Andre Szymanowicz, GLORY with illustrator Ross Campbell, BRUTAL with co-creator/co-writer/illustrator Frank Cho, Stardust the Super Wizard with illustrator Michael Allred and Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies with illustrators Erik Larsen/Dean Haspiel/Simon Fraser/Joe Infurnari/Michael Cavallaro/Tim Hamilton/George O’Connor. He was also the Executive Editor of the Eisner & Harvey award winning Image Comics anthology PopGun. He lives in Portland, OR and works out of Tranquility Base.

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.

CA – Elephantmen Day

Richard Starkings signs at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery on January 25, 2012 from 12pm until 7pm.

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on January 25th, starting at 12pm and lasting until 7pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Richard Starkings / Elephantmen Day, at the Canoga Park store location.

“Richard Starkings is a comic book industry legend and one of our stores’ biggest supporters.  We have had several events with Mr. Starkings in the past, and he makes dozens of new fans of his work every time, by being 100% engaging and charming with every single person,” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding:  “His enthusiasm for his own product, and for the industry as a whole is unparalleled. Richard is the ultimate creator of comics, someone who all the new creators should be looking up to.”

Richard Starkings and Collector’s Paradise will have FREE Copies of Elephantmen comics for anyone who has not tried the book yet, which Richard will sign, as well as a complete selection of ALL Elephantmen Graphic Novels (both hardcover and softcover editions), including the Brand New Elephantmen Vol. 0, Armed Forces, which reprints some of the earliest Elephantmen adventures, in color for the first time.

Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park.

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

Richard Starkings is a British font designer and comic book letterer, editor and writer. He was one of the early pioneers of computer based comic book lettering and as a result is one of the most prolific creators in the comic book industry.  In 1992 Starkings founded Comicraft, a studio which employs letterers and designers and provides “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” services for comic books from many different publishers. In 2006 Image Comics launched an ongoing series, Elephantmen, created and written by Starkings and illustrated by many fantastic artists, including Justin Norman, Boo Cook, Tom Scioli, Henry Flint, Chris Bachalo and Chris Burnham.

Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to  proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.

CA – Top Cow Signing

Filip Sablik and Troy Peteri sign at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 as part of Top Cow’s nationwide “Artifacts” event!

Top Cow Productions and ComicsPRO are teaming up to celebrate the end of the entire Top Cow Universe as we know it with a nationwide event! Many of Top Cow’s best creators and some of North America’s finest comic retailers will be bringing in the new year and new universe in style. In addition to hosting a variety of signings, all ComicsPRO member retailers will also have access to two limited edition variant covers for ARTIFACTS #13 and WITCHBLADE #151 to commemorate the event!

ARTIFACTS #13 concludes the Top Cow Universe’s biggest event to date with sweeping changes to the status quo of some of Top Cow’s biggest franchises including THE DARKNESS and WITCHBLADE. Written by Top Cow architect Ron Marz with art by legendary artist Dale Keown, ARTIFACTS #13 arrives in stores on January 4th, 2012, kicking off the new year in a big way! The very same week, fans will be introduced to the new direction and creative team in WITCHBLADE #151 by Tim Seeley and Diego Bernard.

“This is truly the most ambitious change to the Top Cow Universe we’ve ever attempted,” commented Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, “And a great opportunity for new readers to try out these titles. We’ve had a long, successful relationship with ComicsPRO and wanted to involve their forward-thinking retailers in some way. This nationwide event will allow us to interact with the biggest group of fans and we want to be there first hand to see their reactions!”

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

CA – Sacrifice Signing

Sam Humphries signs his new comic “Sacrifice” at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 in Winnetka from 12-3pm and in Pasadena from 7:00 - 10:00PM!

Free beer and snacks!

Location:

Collector’s Paradise

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Samurai’s Blood Signing

Owen Wiseman signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday November 30th December 14th at 5pm.

Press Release:

SAMURAI’S BLOOD, written by Owen Wiseman, illustrated by Nam Kim and featuring covers from Jo Chen, is an epic historical drama that’s been a hit with both fans and critics alike The miniseries comes to a close with issue #6 and Collector’s Paradise is proud to announce that writer Owen Wiseman will be on hand November 30th, starting at 5:00 P.M., to sign copies.  Produced by Benaroya Publishing and published by Image Comics, SAMURAI’S BLOOD deals with three teenagers who must make their way through the world hiding their identities in order to find their destinies. As their village burns behind them, they are headed for a city they’d heard about only in stories. The three young samurai must now struggle to stay alive and take vengeance on the evil usurper who has destroyed the rest of their clan and the only world they’d ever known. Will they rise on the tides of vengeance, or they will they fall on the swords of fate?

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

CA – Hawkman Signing

Philip Tan and Josh Fialkov sign at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 from 5:00PM-8:00PM!

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

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