CA – The Divided States of Hysteria Signing

Legendary Comic Creator Howard Chaykin appears at Hypno Comics on Wednesday June 7th from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of his newest project from Image ComicsThe Divided States of Hysteria.  Also known for his Marvel Star Wars Run, American Flagg, Black Kiss, Satellite Sam, Barnum!, Blackhawks, Hawkgirl, Avengers, X-Men, and more.

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Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

NYC – Boundless Signing

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki (SuperMutant Magic Academy, This One Summer) appears in conversation with Emily Gould on Tuesday, June 6th at 7:30 PM to present her new book: the inventive and incisive Boundless.

Jillian Tamaki, the award-winning, beloved cartoonist of This One Summer and Supermutant Magic Academy launches her newest title at Greenlight. Boundless, a collection of short stories, explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women with Tamaki’s signature surreal and wry lens. Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. Author Alexandra Kleeman says, “Jillian Tamaki’s finely hewn tales read like transmissions from a parallel universe just as lonely as our own, but in a more beautifully felt, hilariously ephemeral way.” Tamaki discusses Boundless with author and publisher Emily Gould, accompanied by a visual presentation of her work. A wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.

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Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-246-0200

IL – Rayven Choi Signing

Writer/director Shequeta Smith appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Friday May 26th from 3-6pm to sign RAYVEN CHOI from Shero Comics.

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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

CA – Deadpool: Bad Blood Signing

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld appears at Pop Comics on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 PM to sign DEADPOOL: BAD BLOOD!

Deadpool is back this May in Bad Blood, his very own Original Graphic Novel (OGN) from Deadpool’s creator Rob Liefeld! Your ticket to this event is your receipt from Pop Comics for Deadpool Bad Blood, which comes out Wednesday, May 17th! Stay tuned for information on how to maybe score yourself an original Deadpool head sketch from Rob, plus you’ll have one of the ONLY opportunities to get Rob’s own exclusive variant version of Bad Blood, not otherwise offered at retail outlets! Holy chimichangas!

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Pop Comics
203 W Center Street Prom, Anaheim, CA 92805
(657) 208-3835

NYC – I Am Groot #1 Signing

Writer Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja, Adventure Time, Gwenpool, Vote Loki) appears at Anyone Comics on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of I AM GROOT from Marvel Comics!

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Anyone Comics
1216 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11225
(347) 350-8422

SF – Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Signing

Ben Costa and James Parks, authors of Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: ROAD TO EPOLI, sign at Mission: Comics & Art on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 PM!

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Mission: Comics & Art
2250 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
(415) 695-1545

CA – BlackJacks Signing

Cartoonist Jaimel Hemphill appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 PM. Educated at The Academy of Art in San Francisco, Hemphill has applied his talent and unique style to his work writing and illustrating for the comics BlackJacks, Son-Lar, and Menhit the Mighty produced by NPC Comics.

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Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 579-4452

PA – GWAR Orgasmageddon #1 Signing

Artist Ally Cat appears at Brave New Worlds on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign the exclusive variant cover of GWAR Orgasmageddon #1!

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Brave New Worlds
55 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-6525

Hero Initiative hits Phoenix Comicon with Special Guest Rick Leonardi & Wonder Woman 100 Live Auction

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, will hit the Phoenix Comicon in a HUGE way at the Phoenix Convention Center May 25-May 28.

Special guest artist Rick Leonardi will be at the Hero booth, #396-398, Friday through Sunday. Rick has been entertaining comic fans for 30 years on titles ranging from Cloak and Dagger to Uncanny X-Men, so make sure you swing by the booth for sketches and autographs!

And Hero’s MASSIVE event will be the second stage of The Wonder Woman 100 Project auctions! You can swing by the booth to view 37 original Wonder Woman covers and bid on them in an exciting auction on Saturday, May 27th at 6:00 PM in Room 127C in the convention center. Bidders who cannot attend the convention can bid by proxy with a deadline of May 23rd. Full details are at the Wonder Woman 100 Project gallery.

In addition, artists across the floor will be raising money for Hero all weekend. Please donate when you get your books signed by our good friends Chris Bachalo, Jen Broomall, Scott Koblish, Jae Lee, Ron Marz, Brian & Kristy Miller, Marat Mychaels, Tony Parker, Brian Pulido, Tom Raney, and Arthur Suydam!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics’ veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Toyota Sponsors 25th Anniversary Motor City Comic Con

May 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Convention News, Michigan

Press Release:

Next weekend, Novi’s Suburban Collection Showplace will be filled with thousands of people dressed up as their favorite superheroes from the comic and cinematic universes, and Toyota wants to get in on the action.

To commemorate its fourth year as Motor City Comic Con’s official vehicle, Toyota will unveil a 2017 Highlander, wrapped in all the colors of a superhero outfit, while paying homage to the show’s roots, with logos and a silhouette of Detroit’s renowned skyline.

In its 28th year, Motor City Comic Con features numerous activities for fans of comic books, science fiction and movie and television entertainment. Daily activities include: costume contests, panel discussions, opportunities to meet an array of TV and movie actors and visit with some of the top comic book artists in the country. Motor City Comic Con also features several aisles of merchandise vendors, selling everything from rare comics to unique apparel. Motor City Comic Con runs May 19-21.

Last year’s convention attracted more than 62,000 attendees, breaking the previous record, set in 2015, by more than 10,000 show goers.

“We are excited to be returning to Motor City Comic Con this year,” said Curt McAllister, Midwest Public Relations Manager for Toyota Motor North America. “This convention has earned the reputation of being one of the best events of its kind in the United States. Metro Detroit has also become a destination for legions of comic and superhero fans.”

On Saturday, May 20, Toyota will make a charitable contribution to Hero Initiative, a non-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into the comic industry.

For more information about Motor City Comic Con, visit www.motorcitycomiccon.com.

About Toyota
Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 60 years, we’ve produced more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold almost 2.6 million cars and trucks (2.45 million in the U.S.) in 2016 – and about 85 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 15 years are still on the road today.

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