CA – Sketch Fighter 2015

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Guest artists ANDREW ROBINSON (The Fifth Beatle), LIVIO RAMONDELLI (Transformers), RAFAEL NAVARRO, SCOTT LOBDELL, and RALPH MIRANDA appear at The Comic Bug on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM. All of the artists will create a drawing prior to the game and these drawings along with all art made during the game will be auctioned off and given to the HERO INITIATIVE.

These artists may be the best in their field when it comes to 30-day deadlines, but how will they do at sketching in 60 seconds or less? Likewise, their comedian tag-team partners may be quick on their feet on stage, but when their mic is traded for a marker, will they bomb? Only one team will emerge victorious and crowned Sketch Fighter Champions.

Following the game and the auction, the Comics and Comics stand-up show will take place, featuring the best all fanboy stand-up comedy in the Multiverse from JOE STARR, RON SWALLOW, ED GREER, TIM POWERS, SCOTT LOBDELL, and TOM FRANCK.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

SF – The Sculptor Signing

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Scott McCloud, Eisner and Harvey-award winner, the author of the essential guide Understanding Comics and the creator of the comic book series Zot!, appears at Books Inc. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM discusses his latest masterpiece The Sculptor. With a Starred Review from Booklist and rave reviews from the likes of Neil Gaiman, fans won’t be disappointed with this unforgettable new work of stunning fiction.

Scott will be in converstaion with Robin Sloan, bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

MD – The Craft and Business of Webcomics

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Danielle Corsetto, creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, appears on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

A story about twenty-something BFFs Jamie and Hazel, Girls With Slingshots has an expansive cast of their friends, including a talking cactus and a ghost cat (among other oddities). The slice-of-life dramedy revolves around topics of love, booze, sex, relationships, careers, living with your parents, and the worthlessness of an English degree. Corsetto also has written three Adventure Time OGNs published by BOOM! Studios, and created the strip “The New Adventures of Bat Boy” for the Weekly World News. She lives in the charming town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia with two cats and a rotating cast of vagrant friends in a big 18th century house filled with houseplants and containers of loose tea.

Rose O’Neill Literary House – Washington College
300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

AB – Captain Underpants Signing

captuBestselling author Dav Pilkey appears at Chapters on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at noon to sign his latest book in the Captain Underpants series!

Event Guidelines:
Space is limited. First-come, first-served.
No audio or video recording.
No flash photography.
Book signing only. No paraphernalia or memorabilia.
He will autograph up to THREE (3) books. Books will not be personalized.
Customers must purchase ONE (1) book at Chapters Southpoint on the day of the event to participate.

Chapters South Point
3227 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 5X8
(780) 431-9694

OR – #WaComics Release Party

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Press Release:

The Portland TFAW store hosts the #WaComics Release Party Friday January 23rd from 7-10pm. Pressure/Sensitivity, Wacom America’s comic anthology featuring original short stories, will debut in printed form. Local WaComic creator Ryan Hill (Dark Matter, Coffin Hill, House of Night) will be on hand for signing (plus other special guests).

We will have free pizza and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID). And wait, there’s more! Top-of-the-line Wacom drawing tablets and styli will be also be on hand for you to test drive. Be there or be square.

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

CA – Wytches #4 Signing

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Artist Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle, Batman: Black & White) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM to sign the exclusive variant cover to WYTCHES #4 from Image Comics.

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

NYC – DISEÑO Comics Panel & Workshop

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Press Release:

Join El Museo Del Barrio for a conversation with artists and designers about comic books and superheroes as vehicles for the exploration of identity on Wednesday January 21, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Panelists include Phil Jimenez (Marvel Comics), Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz (Wepa Woman) and Ivan Velez, Jr. (Tales of the Closet). The discussion will be moderated by Ilan Stavans, Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, and author of Latino U.S.A.: A Cartoon History. RSVP at the link…

Marvel Comics artist Phil Jimenez will also appear on Thursday January 22, 2015 for a FREE portfolio review and drawing tutorial. Gain insight into your work and practice your technique with the guidance of an expert. Participants should bring work for review, and any special materials they may wish to use. Paper, pencils, pens and charcoal will all be provided. Click here to RSVP…

DISEÑO is a partnership between Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and El Museo del Barrio.

This program received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

El Museo Del Barrio
1230 5th Ave New York, NY 10029

MA – New Zodiax Signing

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Joe St. Pierre appears at The Hall of Comics on Wednesday February 4th from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM to sign THE NEW ZODIAX #1.

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The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
(508) 485-1300

ON – Pitiful Human-Lizard Signing

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Jason Loo appears at The Silver Snail on Wednesday, February 4th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm to sign THE PITIFUL HUMAN-LIZARD!

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The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7
416-593-0889

ME – The Sculptor Signing

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Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Zot!) appears Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign his latest graphic novel The Sculptor

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

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