MA – Boom! Comic Art Exhibition

 

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Local cartoonist Greg Moutafis has a reception for the Haverhill Library’s exhibition of his comic art this Sunday May 22nd at 2:00 PM!

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Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-1586

CA – Detective Comics #934 Signing

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Writer James Tynion IV signs at Collector’s Paradise on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!

James is a really well known name in the comic book industry in the last few years, with DC books like Batman/TMNT, Hellblazer, Detective Comics, Batman Eternal, as well as his own, critically acclaimed series from Boom Studios!, THE WOODS, which is AMAZING!!! And now he’s re-launching Detective Comics with it’s original numbering intact and a really clever new premise for the series.

DETECTiVE COMICS #934
“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. It’s up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!

WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-9455

WI – Turning Japanese Signing

00000000_MariNaomi-TurningJapaneseCartoonist MariNaomi appears at A Room of One’s Own Bookstore to sign Turning Japanese on
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

About Turning Japanese:
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and her self-published Estrus Comics. Her work has appeared in over sixty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed, Bitch Media, and more. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.

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A Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-7888

CA – Deadpool Signing

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Artist Scott Koblish appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM!

Scott Koblish is an accomplished comic book artist, having worked for both Marvel & DC on titles such as Deadpool, X-Men, Elektra, Punisher, Final Crisis, Huntress / Power Girl, Forever People, Omac, and MANY MANY more, over 500 issues of comics so far. In the last few years, his name has been associated with everything Deadpool, both on the regular series and several mini-series. Just this month, Scott has three issues of Deadpool coming out: Deadpool: Masacre, Deadpool: The Last Days of Magic and Deadpool #12 of the regular series. Scott Koblish IS DEADpool.

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-9455

NYC – DC Rebirth Launch Party

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Geoff Johns appears at Midtown Comics in Times Sq. on Tuesday May 24th at midnight to celebrate the launch of DC REBIRTH!

Press Release:

DC Rebirth is almost here! The mega-sized DC Universe: Rebirth Special #1, which is written by Geoff Johns, is going to mark the beginning of the publisher’s enormous event. Well, how would you like to have your copy of the hugely anticipated issue signed by Geoff? Yeah, we’re guessing a lot of you would love that, so we’re having him over to celebrate DC Rebirth and sign some copies of the issue! This is going to be a limited signing, so you’ll have to win tickets. Test your luck below!

The signing will take place Tuesday (5/24) at midnight at Midtown Comics Times Square. Even if you don’t win a ticket, you can still pick up the can’t-miss DC issue because the store will be open at midnight! Details at the link.

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Midtown Comics – Times Square
200 W. 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
(212) 302-8192

ON – Terra Quill Signings

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Shawn Daley appears at Big B Comics locations in Niagara Falls on Saturday May 21st from 1:00-4:00 PM and Hamilton on Saturday May 28th from 1:00-4:00 PM for two separate signings of TERRA QUILL.

Big B Comics
6465 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1V4
289-296-2968

1045 Upper James Street, Hamilton, ON L9C 3A6
905-318-9636

OR – Fantagraphics Panel

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Press Release:

Fantagraphics — one of the most respected comics publishers in the world — is reprinting EC in hardcover formats, in archival collections organized by artist. We’ll learn more about the reprint project and why EC is still relevant when Ben Saunders interviews the publisher Gary Groth on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5:30 PM!

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art – University of Oregon
1430 Johnson Lane Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-3027

IN – Turning Japanese Signing

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Cartoonist MariNaomi appears at Indy Reads Books to sign Turning Japanese on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 5:30 PM!

About Turning Japanese:
In 1995, 22-year-old Mari has just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California. Soon enough she falls in love, then finds employment at an illegal hostess bar for Japanese expats, where she is determined to learn the Japanese language and culture. She hopes to finally connect with her Japanese relatives without her mother as a translator and filter. Turning Japanese is a story about otherness, culture clashes, generation gaps and youthful impetuosity.

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, the Eisner-nominated Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories, and her self-published Estrus Comics. Her work has appeared in over sixty print anthologies, and has been featured on such websites as The Rumpus, The Weeklings, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, Truth-out, XOJane, Buzzfeed, Bitch Media, and more. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.

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Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 384-1496

NYC – Julia Wertz’s Goodbye NYC

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Comic Julia Wertz celebrates a decade in with her last live show as a resident on Wednesday May 25th! She will entertain with comics slideshows and some unprofessional standup, along with comics by cartoonist Sarah C. Andersen, videos and jokes by the Onion’s Joe Garden and a special guest TBA! Doors open at 8:00 PM, show at 8:30 PM prompt. Tickets are $8 and seating is limited so buy ahead of time at Juliawertz.com

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61 Local
61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 875-1150

CA – Molly and the Bear Signing

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Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday May 28th, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm with Disney Animation artist Bob Scott for his signing of his published popular comic book strip Molly and the Bear. If you always wanted to introduce your little ones to comics, now is the chance!

FREE Admission
Books will be available for purchase at the signing

About the book:
It can be tough on a family when someone new has moved in, especially if it’s a 900-pound scaredy-bear so terrified of wilderness life that he’s fled to the burbs. Fortunately Bear was found by Molly, a fearlessly optimistic 11-year-old can-doer who has taken him firmly in hand, devoted to seeing her hirsute BFF cope with modern life. Molly’s Mom is happy with the new sibling — Bear’s an excellent conversationalist and loves her homemade cookies. But Dad is having a harder time, his role as center of the universe now shared with an ursine behemoth who, unfortunately, adores him.

About the Artist:
Bob Scott lives in both the world of comic strips and animation. Born in Detroit, he taught himself cartooning, emulating the masters in the funny pages. Acceptance and graduation from California Institute of the Arts opened the world of character animation for Bob. He has worked over 30 years in the industry as an animator, character designer, storyboard artist and voice talent. His credits can be found on projects from Marvel’s Muppet Babies, Turner Animation’s Cats Don’t Dance and Pixar’s The Incredibles. He has worked for Jim Davis, co-penciling U.S. Acres and co-directing Garfield: His 9 Lives. His heart has always wanted a comic strip of his own, and so Molly and the Bear was born in 1997 and became a syndicated webcomic in 2010. Scott lives in Burbank, CA.

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

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