CA – Holly’s Day at the Pool Signing

Animator/illustrator Benson Shum appears at Hicklebee’s Books on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 AM! Holly’s Day at the Pool is Benson’s first picture book and was selected to be part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Benson Shum enjoys creating and telling stories through animation and illustration. He has worked in the animation industry for seventeen years and is currently at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. His inspiration comes from his love of children’s book illustrations, and observation of the little things in life.

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Hicklebee’s Bookstore
1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 292-8880

IL – FCBD: Gene Ha Signings

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Mae, Justice League of America, Top 10) appears at the La Grange Public Library from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and Chimera’s Comics from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

La Grange Public Library
10 W Cossitt Ave, La Grange, Illinois 60525
(708) 215-3200

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Chimera’s Comics
19 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1230

MI – Black Bolt #1 Signing

Saladin Ahmed, award winning writer of the new Black Bolt series from Marvel Comics, appears at Green Brain Comics on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.

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Green Brain Comics
13936 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
313-582-9444

CA – FCBD: Carlos D’Anda Signing

Artist Carlos D’Anda (Cyborg, Deathblow, Star Wars) signs and sketches at Comickaze on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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

Hero Initiative Hosts Greg Land at Planet Comicon 2017

April 26, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Missouri

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Kansas City, MO for Planet Comicon, April 28th-30th at the Bartle Hall Convention Center.

Artist Greg Land, best known his work on The Uncanny X-Men, Birds of Prey, and Ultimate Fantastic Four will be at the Hero booth #1030 all weekend! Make sure you stop by and get a sketch or your books signed!

Plus Hero Initiative Ambassadors across the con floor will be collecting for our cause when you get your books signed, so make sure ay them a visit. Howard Chaykin, Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti, Shannon Denton, Colleen Doran, Phil Hester, Jai Nitz, and Frank Tieri are all on the job so do right thing!

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 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 $950,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

CA – FBCD: Youngblood #1 Signing

Rob Liefeld (co-creator of Deadpool, Cable, X-Force, and Youngblood) will be at Phat Collectibles’ Anaheim Store from 10 AM – 12 PM signing copies of the New Youngblood #1 for FREE on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! There will be a Phat Collectibles Store Exclusive cover for Youngblood #1 available for only $10 alongside the regular cover and Blank cover.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 808-9355

GA – Mermin: Making Waves Signing

Press Release:

Avid Bookshop is hosting a book launch for local author and illustrator Joey Weiser‘s final volume in his superb all-ages graphic novel series, MERMIN. The celebration for MAKING WAVES will be Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at the Prince Avenue bookshop. There is no admission charge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joey Weiser is the author of the Eisner Award-nominated MERMIN graphic novel series from Oni Press. His comics have appeared in several anthologies including SPONGEBOB COMICS, and the award-winning FLIGHT series. His first graphic novel, THE RIDE HOME, was published in 2007 by AdHouse Books. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and currently lives in Athens, Georgia.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The battle between Mer and Atlantis begins! And while Mermin is at his father’s side, the rest of his friends and family are scattered around the battlefield, trying to help in any way they can. Except for Pete, who’s about to stage a jailbreak out of Atlantis with a team of Mer-prisoners! Will they make it to Mer in time to stop the war?

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Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 352-2060

CA – FCBD 2017: Blastoff Comics

Mark Waid, Cecil Castellucci, Jody Houser, JK Woodward, David & Scott Tipton, and more appear at Blastoff Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2665

PA – Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca appear at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Wednesday April 26th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM to sign STREET ANGEL: AFTER SCHOOL KUNG FU SPECIAL from Image Comics.

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Phantom of the Attic Comics
411 S Craig Street Ste 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-1210

NY – La Borinqueña Lecture

Join Colgate University for a discussion with the creator of the Afro-Puerto Rican superhero La Borinqueña and Colgate alum, Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez (class of ’93) on Thursday April 27th at 6:00 PM. If you missed his visit last fall, you can check out a review of his talk and work in the Colgate Scene. This time he’ll be here to discuss the first issue of his comic with readers and fans.

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo’s debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino non-profits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. Edgardo was the Artistic Director of Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante, part of the acclaimed PBS POV Documentary Series which received the Silver Apple Award from the National Media Alliance. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.

Co-Sponsored by LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, CORE C&I, Romance Languages, Africana & Latin American Studies, Shaw Wellness, and Institutional Advancement & Alumni Relations.

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Colgate University
13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY, 13346
(315) 228-7000

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