MI – The Sculptor Signing

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Scott McCloud appears at Schuler Books on Monday Febrary 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Scott McCloud is the award-winning author of Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Zot!, and many other fiction and non-fiction comics spanning 30 years. An internationally-recognized authority on comics and visual communication, technology, and the power of storytelling, McCloud has lectured at Google, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution. Now he’s visiting Schuler Books to talk about his newest release, the graphic novel The Sculptor.

David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier!

This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world’s greatest city. It’s about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life…and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.

Schuler Books
2820 Towne Center Blvd. Lansing, MI 48912
517.316.7495

NYC – Valiant Day

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Press Release:

Join Comic Book Jones on Wednesday February 4th at 5:00 PM when representatives from Valiant will be at the shop giving away posters and other prizes. They will also have the Valiant Car here for our customers to see. Feel free to take pictures.

In honor of this event, comic writer Fred Van Lente will be returning signing Ivar, Timewalker #1 and issues of Archer & Armstrong as well as Delinquents from Valiant. Definitely books we all recommend. Hope to see you at the shop to show your support for Valiant!

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Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

IL – Thor Annual #1 Signing

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Jason Aaron and CM Punk appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from noon till 3:00 PM!

Press Release: 

A signing more explosive than Ragnarok! A guest list more accomplished and acclaimed than Fandral the Dashing! A line sure to be longer than the Midgard Serpent! On February 28th, from noon ’til 3pm, get your copy of THOR ANNUAL #1 signed by two of the comic’s writers, JASON AARON (Thor, Southern Bastards) and CM PUNK (AvX introduction, Superior Foes of Spider-Man outro)!

This ticket is only for the CM Punk autograph line (tickets are currently sold out). The Jason Aaron autograph line will not require a ticket, and is first come first served.

This is a comic book signing. Both Jason Aaron and CM Punk are coming to Challengers to meet fans and sign comics. To allow them to meet the most fans and sign the most books in three hours, we will be enforcing the following guidelines:

To enter the CM Punk autograph line, you must purchase a ticket. Your ticket includes, for free, 1 (one) copy of the CM Punk co-written Thor Annual #1 (a $4.99 cover price comic book). With your ticket purchase, you may have up to FIVE items signed by CM Punk. You may choose not to have your Thor Annual signed if you’d like to get five other items signed.

At checkout through Eventbrite, you will have the option of purchasing up to 4 (four) additional copies of Thor Annual #1 for pick up at the event. Additional copies purchased will not increase the number of items you can get signed.

Other than the ticket purchase, no further payment is required for any autographs.

CM Punk will be signing wrestling items, if you have any you’d like to bring.

When you are meeting CM Punk, we ask that you leave your phone in your pocket. No photos, no selfies, no audio recordings, no podcast recordings. If you have your phone out before you get your items signed, we will ask you to put it away.

You may have items personalized (To Patrick), but no messages (To My Favoritest Widdle Fan In The Whole Wide World).

There is no public restroom on the premises.

Tickets to this event will be limited to one per person. Only the person named on the ticket will be eligible to stand in line for an autograph. Please bring a photo ID with you to the event, as we may need to verify that you are eligible to be in line for an autograph.

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

CA – Doodle Quest Signing

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Gallery Nucleus is proud to host esteemed artist Anthony Holden as we celebrate the launch of his new book, Doodle Quest! If you missed the chance to fund his Kickstarter campaign, Nucleus will be the first retailer to carry this stellar collection of black and white drawings spanning several years of the talented artist’s career. Come by February 28th from 7-10PM to meet Anthony as he signs copies of this fantastic new publication!

Event Details
Meet artist Anthony Holden as he signs copies of his new book
Nucleus exclusive bookplate included with every purchase of Doodle Quest
New work from Anthony on display and on sale
Free refreshments
And more to be announced…!

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

AB – Curb Stomp #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Alpha Comics is pleased to announce that Ryan Ferrier will be returning to the shop to launch his new comic Curb Stomp! Visit Alpha Comics on Wednesday, February 25th between 2 and 8pm to meet Ryan Ferrier. Don’t miss his other new release, D4VE!

Alpha Comics
Lynnwood Shopping Centre #9
7005 18th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1, Canada

NE – Halloween Star Signs

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Press Release:

Krypton Comics welcomes actress Tamara Glynn into our store for a signing on Saturday February 13, 2015! Miss Glynn is well known from her role in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

She’s in town to help out with our good friend Dr. SanGuinary’s Creature Feature Live presentation of Halloween 5, and we’re happy she’s going to stop by the store the next day!

Signing will be from 10 AM – 5 PM. Autographs are $20, on your item or one of her photos. Candid photograph on your camera is included in autograph price, no photo without autograph.

Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
(402) 391-4131

IN – Neal Adams Signing

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Meet comics legend Neal Adams on Wednesday February 11, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm  at Downtown Comics’ Castleton location. Your first autograph is free and includes certificates of authenticity- with additional autographs costing $10. Neal will also have portfolios, art prints, books and sketches available for purchase. Neal is now taking on commissions, so if you would like to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at adams@nealadams.com. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.

Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art.  Neal had legendary runs on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman’ they mean Neal Adams. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured his creation, Ra’s Al Ghul.

Downtown Comics
5767 East 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 845-9991

WA – The Sculptor Signing

scm-sculptorScott McCloud appears at the University Bookstore on Thursday February 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

One of the foremost authorities in the world of comics, acclaimed author, artist, and speaker Scott McCloud has created his first full-length, original work since the 1990s. A breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable modern fable, his new graphic novel Sculptor tells the story of an artist who makes a deal with Death to trade his life for 200 days of being able to sculpt anything, only to meet the love of his life at the 11th hour. As the highly anticipated book finally arrives, we can’t wait to welcome McCloud for a discussion and signing of his spellbinding story about the price of art, the value of life, and the desperation of love.

Scott McCloud is the award-winning author of Understanding Comics, Making Comics, Zot!, and many other fiction and non-fiction comics spanning 30 years. An internationally-recognized authority on comics and visual communication, technology, and the power of storytelling, McCloud has lectured at Google, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution. His online thoughts, stories, and inventions can be found at scottmccloud.com. First Second’s The Sculptor is his most recent book.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

OR – Spider-Gwen #1 Signing

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Robbi Rodriguez, series artist behind Marvel’s forthcoming Spider-Gwen comic book series, appears at the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, February 25 from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

The breakout hit of the most ambitious Spider-Man event of the century is starring in her own new ongoing comic book series. Follow Gwen Stacy as she comes to terms with the great powers (and responsibility) that come after a radioactive spider bite.

Copies of Spider-Gwen #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the artist behind this exciting new book and get the first issue signed February 25 at the Portland TFAW!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

FL – Amazing Spider-Man Artist Signs

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Superstar artist Humberto Ramos appears at Heroes Haven on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from noon till 6:00 pm in his first Florida appearance in eight years! Ramos is known for his work on Impulse, Spider-Man, Avengers: Initiative, and the X-Men. He has created many of his own series including Crimson, Out There and the French publication Fairy Quest.

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Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

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