CA – Warrior Genius Launch Party

Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of the hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, appears at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM to present and sign his new novel WARRIOR GENIUS, the second installment of his Geniuses series!

The event will consist of a short presentation by Michael with a Q&A followed by a book signing. Michael DiMartino fans are welcome to bring their copies of his books from home. However, you can only get this live and in-person experience from Once Upon A Time and so priority will be given to those who purchase a book from our store. 

About the book: In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure!

It has been years since Geniuses–creatures that channel their owners’ creative energy–were banished from Zizzola. But a new generation of artists and their bird-Geniuses has been training in secret. Led by Giacomo, a young orphan with promising talent, they set out to track down the Sacred Tools that could hold the power to overthrow the ruthless emperor, Nerezza.

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Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

SC – Captain Canuck Signing

Richard Comely, creator of Captain Canuck, appears in-store from 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM on Saturday December 9, 2017 for a rare signing.

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Captain’s Comics and Toys
1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-6611

CA – Sketch Benefit Fundraiser

Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise Winnetka Invites you to join us on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a SKETCH BENEFIT with special guest Ian McGinty, the artist on Welcome to Showside and new Rocko (Rocko’s Modern Life) series by BOOM! Studios, plus local artists, sketching to benefit Hero Initiative Comic Book Charity! Plus special guests Shannon Eric Denton, Chris Johnson, Tony Fleecs, Chris Burnham, and Rick Basaldua.

Sponsored by MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.

All art on Rocko’s Modern Life sketch cover variants will be sold on ebay with 100% of the net proceeds going to Hero Initiative

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-945

SF – PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems Screening

Press Release:

Join SFFILM Education and Academy Award nominated animation studio Tonko House on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM for a special Bay Area premiere screening of their newest work PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems, and a book signing of their debut graphic novel The Dam Keeper. Since 2014, SFFILM Education has been proud to support and showcase the beautiful filmmaking and storytelling from this local treasure of the independent animation community, founded by former Pixar art directors Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. This event, perfect for educators, families (with children ages 5 and up), and fans of independent animation will feature a screening of the new work, a Q & A and behind the scenes peek into the making of the series with a live drawing demo, and a meet & greet session where attendees will have an opportunity to get autographs and photos with our guests. Just in time for the holidays and last minute present buying, Tonko House will also have a number of unique items for sale, including their brand new graphic novel, written and illustrated by Robert and Dice. All children in attendance will also be eligible for a free raffle of a few special items, including a signed drawing from Erick Oh.

About the series:

In Tonko House’s first short-form series, written and directed by Erick Oh, we see how Pig remembers becoming the Dam Keeper. Seen through Pig’s youthful perspective, the visuals are abstract and surreal, but the source of his pain and his joy are clear. Produced in both Berkeley and Tokyo by a variety of international and domestic artists, the series showcases Tonko House’s global community through a story featuring universal themes, such as family, grief, responsibility, and growing up. The series is made up of over 31,000 frames, all individually hand drawn and painted.

Space is limited, so click here to reserve your FREE ticket today…

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Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

CA – Black Eyed Kids Signing

Joe Pruett, creator/writer of B.E.K. (Black Eyed Kids), appears from 5:00 till 7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 6th at Illusive Comics and Games.

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock Comics. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

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Illusive Comics and Games
1270 Franklin Mall, Santa Clara, CA, 95050
408-985-7481

OR – The Art of Colorists Group Exhibit

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present a collaborative group show featuring the work of comic book color artists known as colorists. The exhibit consists of original artwork and examples of the colorists’ industry work. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, December 7, 2017, and will be available for viewing throughout December.

In the simplest of descriptions, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white comic book art. Over the years the medium of comics has evolved, and so have the skills of color artists. As the work of colorists has become an increasingly dynamic component, their recognition by the industry and their peers has increased. It’s our hope to further that recognition by working with several colorists for this installation.

Among the color artists participating in the show are Lesley Atlansky (Short Order Crooks, Kid Sherlock), Jeremy Colwell (Batman/TMNT, Wonder Woman Rebirth), Jeromy Cox (DMZ, Promethea), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Archie, Bitch Planet, DC Bombshells), Adam Guzowski (Nailbiter, TMNT), Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Change), Steve Oliff (Akira), and Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen). The exhibit is organized by Fitzpatrick, Atlansky, and Marissa Louise.

The colorists’ group exhibit will be on display the entire month of December. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, December 30th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

CA – Jupiter Jet Launch Party

Ashley Victoria Robinson and Jason Inman appear at Earth-2 Comics on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM to celebrate the release of Jupiter Jet #1 from Action Lab!

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Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 386-9590

OK – Okie Comics Magazine Signing

Editor/publisher Jeff Provine will be signing copies of Okie Comics Magazine from 1:00 to 3:00 PM on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Speeding Bullet Comics!

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Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N Porter Ave, Norman, OK 73071
(405) 360-6866

CA – Universe Protectors #1 Launch Party

Writer/Artist Jose E. Cardenas appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM for a signing of the first issue of UNIVERSE PROTECTORS!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

Comic-Con International 2018 Open Registration Begins Dec. 9th

Press Release:

Comic-Con 2018 Open Registration will begin shortly after 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The Expo Logic waiting room will open at 8:00 AM (PST) for registration code authorization.

To participate in Open Registration, you must have a valid and confirmed Comic-Con Member ID. Only Comic-Con Member ID accounts created and confirmed prior to November 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) are eligible to participate.

If you are eligible to participate, you will need the Expo Logic waiting room link and your personal registration code. These will be sent to you via email at least 48 hours in advance of Open Registration. Your registration code and waiting room link will also be available in your Comic-Con Member ID account at least 48 hours in advance of Open Registration. This information is located under the “Registration Info” tab.

For important information on registration codes, the Expo Logic waiting room, purchasing badges for others, and browser requirements, we encourage you to read all of the Comic-Con 2018 Open Registration instructions at www.comic-con.org/cci/2018/open-registration 

There are more eligible attendees than available badges and not everyone will be able to purchase a badge during Open Registration. Entry into the waiting room does not guarantee a badge or registration session. 

Please follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Toucan – the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim – for important registration announcements. We will post helpful tips and hints in the week leading up to Open Registration.

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