CA – Holly’s Day at the Pool Signing & Art Show

Artist Benson Shum appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, July 15th at 2:00 PM to sign his latest book “Holly’s Day at the Pool” published by Disney-Hyperion as part of their Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.

New original paintings from the book will be on display and available for purchase. Don’t miss out on these traditional illustrations full of summer fun that even families can enjoy.

About the book:
Based on his niece’s experience, Benson created a story about how Holly the Hippo overcame her fear of swimming. Holly is full of questions when it comes to swimming! “What if..” she always wonders, every time she almost dips her toe in the water. Read on how she overcomes her fear of stepping into the pool.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

OR – Cold Cube Press Launch Party

Press Release:

Join Floating World Comics on Sunday July 2nd at 6:00 PM for a release party with Cold Cube Press and their two newest publications by local artists, Lindsay Anne Watson and Ross Jackson!

Ross Jackson’s “Sticky Sweets” is a wistful look at three kids in their early teens pulling pranks and making short movies to kill time in the height of a humid Florida summer. Equally humorous and heartfelt, Jackson employs his classic cartooning style to weave a non-linear story that examines the awkward phase between youth and adolescence. Part of a larger narrative, “Sticky Sweets” revolves around a young boy, Ari, who finds out his neighborhood friend has gone missing. To avoid confronting his emotions of loss or confusion, Ari travels with a neighbor to make short movies in the cool oasis of an air-conditioned mall. Past and present weave together through their movies and memories, as Ari and his friends establish their footing in the face of oncoming reality.

Lindsay Watson’s “Well at the Very Least” is a collection of work made over the past year. Split into three main sections, the book centers around what is lost in language between selves, be them distinct people or two (or more) parts of the same self. to quote Rich Smith in The Stranger : “Judging by all the dream logic, the doubling of selves, and the moon-eyed, moon-faced characters that dominate Watson’s collection, she seems mostly concerned with the cyclical nature of time and the multitudes we all contain.” Watson does not usually employ the typical panel diagram format of comics, and instead invites us to delve into each poem-drawing as the inhabit the whole page. Because there is no definite resolution to each of the sections, we are left to parse the dialogue and body language of these myriad selves that Watson has shown us.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

CA – Nights of the Living Dead Signing

Editor Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp and more appear at Dark Delicacies on Saturday, July 15th at 4:00 PM to sign Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

NYC – A Narcissist Travels Signing

Cartoonist Patrick J. Reilly appears at Carmine Street Comics on Wednesday June 28th at 5:00 PM to sign his new comic A Narcissist Travels.

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Carmine Street Comics
34 Carmine Street, New York, New York 10014
(646) 656-1022

OR – Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 Signing

Artist/comedian Carolyn Main appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the cover of Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 from Oni Press!

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

SF – Daydream on the Shore Release Party

Artist Christine Villanueva appears at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, July 7th at 6:00 PM.

Cartoonist and illustrator Christine Villanueva debuts her personal zine that dives into the mechanics of her own reality and the personas of her psyche: a penguin named Socrates, her provocative inner-monologue C. and a talking rabbit. A confessional. A dull memory. A worthless dream. A game of chess with Death. Non-linear and not sure about the ending, it’s an autobiography of artist. Special variant covers will be available for the opening along with showcasing selected comic pages and available prints.

About the Artist:
Christine Villanueva is an American illustrator and visual artist living in Berkeley, CA. She studied Art History at University of California, Berkeley while cartooning for The Daily Californian Newspaper. After beginning her career as a gallery worker, she moved her interests towards illustration and comics.

Driven by the whims of her charming characters and visual language, Christine Villanueva’s work shows ambiguous narratives that grasp at familiar sensations taken from personal anecdotes and universal themes. Immersive, fantastical and at many times intangible, Christine creates surreal landscapes that allure a curiosity and beauty that brings a lightheartedness to her storytelling with a subtle depth that is not completely caught at first glance. Influenced both by the depth of Japanese manga and the crispness of European comics Christine strives to find truth among the chaos and confusion of human emotions while honing a playful approach.

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – Walkaway Signing

Author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, For The Win, In Real Life) appears at Comickaze on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:00 PM to sign his latest book WALKAWAY!

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

CA – Wizards Soundtrack Signing

Composer Andrew Belling and cover artist William Stout appear at Dark Delicacies on Sunday, July 9th at 4:00 PM to sign the vinyl soundtrack to the classic Ralph Bakshi animated film WIZARDS!

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

FL – Rick & Morty #26 Signing

Kyle Starks, writer/artist for Rick and Morty from Oni Press appears at Highlander Novelties Comics and Games in on Saturday June 24th from 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM.

Kyle is also the writer/artist for Rock Candy Mountain from Image Comics as well as an Eisner Award Nominated writer/artist for his past work on Sexcastle. He will be signing and doing sketches during his appearance. Free signature with purchase at Highlander Novelties Comics and Games.

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Highlander Novelties Comics and Games
364 Story Road, Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 347-5436

IL – Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg, the creator of STREET ANGEL, is signing at Challengers! Jim will be at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 23rd. He’ll be signing copies of his work, and everyone who buys one of his books during the event will get a free STREET ANGEL GANG print! Don’t miss out!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

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