OR – Mage: The Hero Denied #0 Signing

Press Release:

Cosmic Monkey Comics is excited to have Matt Wagner signing copies of Mage: The Hero Denied #0 on Saturday July 15th at noon. This is the final chapter of a story 33 years in the making! A new printing of Mage: The Hero Discovered vol. 1 will also be arriving the same week.

MATT WAGNER returns with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy-MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur. The story picks up several years after the fateful climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds Kevin beginning to once again doubt the virtue of his actions and the course of his destiny.

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

MA – Billy Tucci Signing

Writer/artist Billy Tucci (SHI, Sgt. Rock, Heroes for Hire) appears at That’s Entertainment on Friday June 23rd from 4:30 – 7:30 PM to sign comics and prints as well as drawing sketches.

Billy will also appear that weekend at Massive Comic Con at the DCU Center. Discounted tickets are available at the link.

Press Release:

That’s Entertainment of 244 Park Ave., Worcester, MA invites comic books fans to meet widely revered comic book artist and creator Billy Tucci on Friday, June 23rd, 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Best known for his creator-owned comic book Shi, Tucci will be welcoming fans to his table for friendly chat as he signs purchased copies of comics and prints. Attendees may bring items to be signed by the artist, or purchase prints directly from his table. He will also be drawing free head-sketches for kids twelve and under, and taking commissions from adults. This is a free all-ages event; however, some art prints and books may be for mature audiences only.

Working from a one-bedroom apartment in 1994, Billy Tucci self-published the comic property Shi. Shi is a female Japanese warrior character, who also made several crossover appearances in Daredevil, Wolverine, Witchblade, and other popular comic titles. According to Tucci, over 4 million Shi comics have been sold worldwide, along with a vast array of related merchandise, resulting in gross revenues of over 25 million dollars to date. Some may have seen Tucci’s artwork in notable comic book titles such as Marvel’s Heroes for Hire and DC’s Sgt. Rock.

Tucci will be selling prints for $20.00 each (buy two get one free), and Suicide Squad #1 with limited edition variant Tucci covers ($20.00 each). Head shot sketches will be drawn upon request. Head shots are in full color, and can be drawn on sketch covers or art board ($60.00 each).

Marketer Sorana Gatej says, “I remember Tucci’s Shi comic book from when I was just getting into comics back in the 90s. The artwork was beautiful and the character was intriguing. It’s no wonder why the comic is still talked about to this day.”

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

CA – Motor Crush Signing

Artist BABS TARR (Batgirl) and writer BRENDEN FLETCHER (Gotham Academy) appear at Golden Apple Comics on Monday, June 19 2017 from 5:00 PM7:00 PM to sign the first volume of MOTOR CRUSH from Image Comics.

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

NC – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith appears at the Goodnights Comedy Club on Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, Tusk, and Yoga Hosers; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and most recently Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat,Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at smodcast.com, a vast network of podcasts.

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Goodnights Comedy Club
861 W Morgan St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
(919) 828-5233

CT – Spectacular Spider-Man #1 Signing

Artist Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men, Wolverine, Incredible Hulk) appears at A Timeless Journey on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2:00 till 4:00 PM for a rare in-store appearance signing copies of the brand-new Spectacular Spider-Man #1!

Adam earned his degree in Medical Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a graduate of The Kubert School, having attended with his brother Andy. He, too, has been selected as one of the ten best artists in the field (WIZARD Magazine). After a short stint at DC, Adam has recently returned to his roots at Marvel and is currently drawing Spectacular Spider-Man. Adam is next to the youngest son of Muriel and Joe Kubert.

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A Timeless Journey
2 8th Street, Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 353-1720

SF – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Release Party

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at Mission: Comics & Art for a book release party of POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

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

IL – The Baker Street Four Signing

David Etien appears at Third Coast Comics on Thursday June 22nd from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. David will be here signing his all ages graphic novel The Baker Street Four.

About the artist: David was born in the suburbs of Paris, where he still lives. After studying in Parisian art schools, he returned to Les Gobelins in 2002, where his training allowed him to work on animated feature films such as Persepolis and Lucky Luke. It is with The Baker Street Four, written by Olivier Legrand and Djian, that David has had the opportunity to share his passion and talent for comics with the world!

Third Coast Comics
6443 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60626
(847) 863-7450

CA – Bubble Gun #2 Signing

Writer Mark Roslan appears at Knowhere Games and Comics on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from noon till 4:00 PM to sign Bubble Gun #2 from Aspen Comics.

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Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, California 92078
(760) 891-8333

MeCAF 2017 Programming Schedule Announced

The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) will be held in Portland on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at the Main Branch of the Portland Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. RSVP on Facebook!

Cartooning workshop with Jay Piscopo: 10:30-11:30
Meeting Room 4
Using simple geometric shapes , we will create cartoon personalities as well as answer the question, “Where do ideas come from?” For kids 8 and up and parents can join in too. Paper and pencils provided And free Capt’n Eli coloring books!

Mask making with Emily Drouin 11:30-12:30
Children’s Area
Create a fun comic book character mask using stencils or create your own unique character using your imagination! Makes a fun addition to your cosplay costume!

Risograph Comics Panel 11:30-12:30
Meeting Room 5
An open discussion about producing comics for print on Risograph. Covering format basics advantages and shortcomings. And exploring advanced projects and notable comics book work.
With local comic creator and printers including Andrew Scripter (Wing Club Press, Preachers Fire), Shawn Brewer, Zach Cunningham, Zoe Maebe (One Page Stinkers) and Roho (Hellbound, River Bird Comics).
Includes Q&A.

“Let’s Draw Spider-Man with Joe St. Pierre” 12:30-1:30
Meeting Room 4
Who has a better costume design than Spidey? Nobody, that’s who! Let’s all sit down and learn how to draw him, from Joe St. Pierre, the artist who has drawn more Spidey #1 issues than any other artist.

Liz Prince 1:30-2:30
Teen Library Area
Most great comic artists have gotten their start self-publishing, and Liz Prince is here to give you some helpful tips & tricks on how to publish your very own comics. This workshop will be perfect for people who have never made a zine or mini comic before, and informative for those who want to learn new ways to think about the medium. Structured in a show and tell format, you will get to see many of Liz’s long out of print books, as well as items from her personal collection for inspiration. No drawing skills required!

Anthology Comics 2:30-3:30
Meeting Room 5
Editors of various anthology comic collections discuss how to participate in an anthology, contribute and get work published.

Creature Workshop 3:30-4:00
Meeting Room 4
Join cartoonists Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline in inventing your own weird and unique monster design – then bring it to life in a comic!

CA – KISS/Vampirella #1 Signing

Cosplayer Ireland Reid is now on the cover to Dynamite’s Kiss/Vampirella #1 which she will sign at Knowhere Games and Comics on Saturday, June 24th at 4:00 PM.

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Knowhere Games and Comics
744 Grand Ave. suite 102, San Marcos, California 92078
(760) 891-8333

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