CA – Vis-A-Vis Panel

vis-a-vis1Trevor Alixopulos, Arthur De Pins, Edward Gauvin, Jul, Abel Lanzac, Dan Panosian, John Pham, and Fabien Vehlmann appear at Meltdown Comics on Sunday November 9th at 2:00 pm!

Press Release:

Come meet the creators of the best of today’s graphic novels in L.A. and France for discussions on their art and the vitality of the international comics scene.

The authors’ books will be available for purchase from Stuart Ng Books, the largest importer of bande dessinée in the U.S.

FREE EVENT

TOPICS DISCUSSED WILL INCLUDE

- Comics in Hollywood: French-American exchanges today
- Looking for new contents: comics on the big and the small screens
- Adaptation and translation: the challenges of transcultural adaptations
- Books in motion: graphic novels in animation.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Drink & Draw Social Club at SDCC 2014

DnD_SDCC2014

Mark your calendars, Saturday July 26th is DRINK AND DRAW SKETCH NIGHT at COMIC-CON 2014!

There will be bar set up. Food provided by KIND and Harvey Milk’s American Dinner.

Music by DJ Jim Mahfood, world famous raconteur and amazing artist!

Hourly giveaways and demos from Wacom Tablets!

Come and meet/greet the Farrago Comics team.

Gallery Girls will Model

MORE DETAILS TBA

RSVP on Facebook!

Boom Shop of Comics
Hide Map 835 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 732-9154

Dark Horse Announces The Sakai Project

January 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Top Stories

spc

Press Release:

The most amazing artists in the world have come together to celebrate thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai rabbit saga, Usagi Yojimbo, in a new oversized hardcover benefit book: The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of “Usagi Yojimbo”!

“It has been an absolute pleasure publishing Stan’s work over the years, and recently collaborating with him directly on 47 Ronin,” said Dark Horse’s president and founder, Mike Richardson. “With the thirtieth anniversary of his most beloved creation, Usagi, and in a time of need for Stan and his family, we are honored to publish this tribute to Stan and his work. We are donating all of the proceeds to Stan and his wife, Sharon. We hope you will join us in honoring one of the comics industry’s shining lights.”

The participating artists bring their own interpretations and their own styles to the subject, making this book a one-of-a-kind treasure.

The Sakai Project is produced in association with the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS). All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai.

ADAM HUGHES | ALAIN MAURICET | ALEX MALEEV | ALLISON SOHN | ANDY GRENEN | ARTHUR ADAMS | BATTON LASH | BILL MORRISON | BRIAN CHING & MICHAEL ATIYEH | BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS | CARLOS D’ANDA & GABE ELTAEB | CHRIS SCALF | DAN PANOSIAN | DAVE GIBBONS | DAVID MACK | DOUG WHEATLEY | EDGAR DELGADO | ERIC POWELL | GABRIEL HARDMAN | GEOF DARROW | HOWARD CHAYKIN | JAN DUURSEMA | JEFF SMITH | JOYCE CHIN | MARK CRILLEY | MATT GROENING | MATT WAGNER | MICHAEL ALLRED | MICHAEL AVON OEMING | MICHAEL GOLDEN | MIKE KUNKEL | MIKE MIGNOLA | OSCAR MARTIN | PAUL GULACY | PAUL RENAUD | PHIL YEH | RICHARD CORBEN | SCOTT SHAW | SERGIO ARAGONÉS | STEPHANIE GLADDEN | TIM SALE | TOM MANDRAKE | TOM RICHMOND | WALTER SIMONSON | WILLIAM STOUT | & MORE!

Industry professionals, Dark Horse encourages your participation! The deadline for art submissions is February 20, 2014. For technical specifications and other information, e-mail Dark Horse at sakaiproject@darkhorse.com.

The Sakai Project will be released on July 23. Pre-order with your local comics retailer.

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

 

Boston Comic Con 2013 Rescheduled for August 3rd-4th

 

tsale_bcc13
Press Release:

Boston Comic Con thanks all our fans who supported us by demonstrating the highest degree of patience and  understanding imaginable during a very challenging time for all of us. And we want to reward you, our fans, by putting on an even bigger and better show than originally planned! The new, rescheduled date will be AUGUST 3-4, 2013!!

We’re moving! The Seaport World Trade Center is the new home of Boston Comic Con! It features more parking as well as access to the Silver Line on Boston’s historic waterfront.

We have reconfirmed our major comic book creator guests (who have all been wonderfully supportive of us).  Let’s welcome back… George Perez, Mike Mignola, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Tony Daniel, Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Steve Niles, Colleen Doran, Aaron Lopresti, Don Rosa, William Stout, Amy Reeder, David Mack, Mike Choi, and Joe Eisma!  And we’re still re-confirming!

And guess what… we are adding even more guests as the support for Boston Comic Con keeps pouring in from comic book creators all over the country. Let’s give a Boston welcome to… Dan Didio, Phil Jimenez, Brian Azzarello, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Cully Hamner, Barry Kitson, Paul Gulacy, James O’Barr, Howard Chaykin, and Michael Golden! That’s just the beginning. Keep an eye open as more guests join us leading up to the show.

We are also in the process of re-confirming our media guests and adding new ones as well.  Be patient, as it takes a little bit more time to re-book celebrities (welcome to Hollywood).  We’ll keep you posted.

We will of course continue with our great programming events like the Boston Comic Con costume contest, film festival, gaming, and charity art auction.

As a reminder, advance tickets purchased online for the original show date will be GOOD for the rescheduled show.  And if for any reason you can’t make it to the show in August, please submit a refund request through Eventbrite and you will be refunded. You will have until August 1, 2013 to do so. Keep watching our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more info as we grow the guest list between now and then. More details on the website: bostoncomiccon.com

Essential Sequential at Emerald City Comicon 2013

The Essential Sequential crew of artists including Fiona Staples, Matteo Scalera, Dan Panosian, Dave Johnson, Eric Canete, Tim Sale, and Mike Choi appear at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA on March 1-3, 2013! They will be found at tables U1- U7 and have a few new pieces art, books, and prints for sale as well as taking on a few commissions.

Plus Fiona Staples’s new art book debuts that weekend. Orders will be accepted online on the site shortly after the show. They will also have signed TPBs and Saga prints.

ES_ECCC2013Map

OK – New World Comics Signing

DJDP

Dave Johnson and Dan Panosian sign at New World Comics on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 12:00pm until 3:00pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

New World Comics
6219 N Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Hero Initiative Attending Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2012

The Thing

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE Attends Long Beach Comic and Horror con!

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 1, 2012) –Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in need, will be attending Long Beach Comic and Horror Con this weekend, November 3rd and 4th at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard.

 Calling all Fantastic Four lovers! Hero will be showing off selected Fantastic Four #600 original covers at Long Beach Comic Con at booth number #213. Check them out up close and personal, and look for the auctions starting on eBay.com on Nov. 6, under seller: HeroInitiative. Don’t miss it!

In honor of the 30th anniversary of John Carpenter’s The Thing, Storm King Productions has commissioned a limited edition print for the movie featuring NEW art by local artist Dan Panosian! This limited edition print is available for $20, autographed by Dan Panosian! Only 50 copies of the print are also available autographed by JOHN CARPENTER as well at $30! Go to the Storm King booth, #913, before they run out! ALL proceeds benefit Hero Initiative!

We are having $1 sale all weekend! Yes you heard that right—ALL WEEKEND! The Ultimate Spider-Man 100 Project softcover,
 The New Avengers 100 Project softcover,
 Archie: 50 Times an American Icon softcover, Salimba, and
Vision Machine

 are all just $1 each, limit one per item per customer while supplies last at the Hero booth!

 

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 $500,000 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.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Las Vegas Comic Expo Relocates to the Riviera

Las Vegas Comic Expo, previously announced to be held at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort, will be relocating to a new venue, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, directly located on the Las Vegas Strip!!!

Due to the flash floods from the recent rain storms, the original hotel and halls located at the Alexis Park Resort were damaged beyond immediate repair to house Las Vegas Comic Expo. Drywall, carpet and a lack of power proved too much to repair in such a short window, thus making the shift to the Riviera necessary.

We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused any of our guests, vendors and attendees. But oddly enough this unfortunate circumstance actually has led to an expansion for the show with a larger convention hall and plenty of space for attendees to browse and shop. The new location at the Riviera will be able to showcase and accommodate the entire guest list of over 50 of the top names in comics and entertainment all united with the exhibitors and artist alley in one grand exhibit hall. The gaming, panels and programs will be conveniently located adjacent to the main hall as well.

The dates of the convention hours remain the same for Las Vegas Comic Expo: Saturday, September 29 (10AM to 7PM) and Sunday, September 30 (10AM to 5PM).

All tickets previously issued will be honored and redirected to Las Vegas Comic Expo at the Riviera. Tickets are still available for sale in advance as well as at the door on the days of the event.

Located on the Las Vegas Strip, The Riviera Hotel and Casino is just a quick cab or shuttle ride from McCarran International Airport (LAS) and only minutes away from downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.

The hotel offers guests amenities of many dining options including a buffet, food court and steakhouse as well as the Oasis Pool, a barber shop, beauty salon, tattoo parlor (What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas), gaming casino and other forms of entertainment and conveniences. The hotel has ample free public parking, and is also a short walk to the public monorail system.

The Riviera is located at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

For more information about Las Vegas Comic Expo, including latest updates, please visit us at:

Website: http://www.LasVegasComicExpo.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/LasVegasComicExpo
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lvcomicexpo

HOTEL INFORMATION
RIVIERA HOTEL AND CASINO INFORMATION:

We are making arrangements with the Riviera Casino and Hotel to offer our guests of Las Vegas Comic Expo similar room rates as we had offered to our guests at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

We will have updated information to reserve hotel rooms within the next day.

Once we have that information, we will send it out to everyone.
FOR THOSE BOOKED THROUGH THE ALEXIS PARK ALL SUITE RESORT:

If you used the “Las Vegas Comic Expo” promotional rate, you have two options.

OPTION 1:

You can maintain your reservation at the Alexis Park Resort.

The Alexis Park All Suite Resort will run a 14 seat shuttle service, complimentary to and from the Riviera Casino and Hotel, taking our guests door to door. The shuttle service will run on Saturday and Sunday from the Alexis Park every 2 hours at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm.

They will also continue to have complimentary shuttle service for their guests between the airport and the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.
OPTION 2:

You can cancel your room at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort and opt to make a reservation at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. The deadline to cancel at The Alexis Park Resorts without penalty is 48 hours prior to the date of your reservation.
For those who made reservations at Alexis Park outside of the Las Vegas Comic Expo promotions, you will need to discuss with Alexis Park about your options.

THE CONFIRMED 100 OFFER:

If you took advantage of the “Confirmed 100 Offer”, your free admission to Las Vegas Comic Expo, as part of our free pass promotion will still of course be honored as long as the following applies:

If you keep your Alexis Park reservation, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

If you transfer your reservation to the Riviera Hotel and Casino, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

We will cross check all reservations made with Alexis Park and the Riviera.

With the current situation, the easiest way to claim your free admission is to bring a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc…) to the Will Call area during the pre-registration or show times.

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

Philip Tan, Sterling Gates, Bernard Chang, Dan Panosian, and many more sign on Saturday May 5, 2012 or Free Comic Book Day!

List of Talents and Events:

- PHILIP TAN (DC Comics: Savage Hawkman, He-Man & Masters of Universe)

- STERLING GATES (DC Comics: Hawk & Dove, Flashpoint Kid Flash)

- DAN PANOSIAN (DC Comics/Image: GI Combat, Conan)

- BERNARD CHANG (DC Comics: Demon Knights)

- VINCE HERNANDEZ (Aspen Comics: Fathom Kiani)

- DANNY MIKI (Marvel/Crimelab Syndicate: Avengers Assemble, Fearless, Incredible Hulk)

- ALLEN MARTINEZ (Marvel/Crimelab Syndicate: Hulk, X-Men Legacy, Iron Man Legacy)

- DEAN WHITE (Marvel: Kick Ass, Uncanny X-Force)

- RICHARD ISANOVE (Marvel: Dark Tower)

- MARCO GALLI (Marvel/Crimelab Syndicate: Venom, Artifacts, Forgotten Realms)

- MICHAEL ALAN NELSON (Boom Studios: Valen Outcast, 28 Days Later)

- CHRIS “DOC” WYATT (Arcana: Creepsville -coming soon)

- SHAWN DePASQUALE (Arcana: Space, MN graphic novel)

- ERIK HENDRIX (Arcana: SideShows Graphic Novel)

- JOHN NARCOMEY (Draw Hard Comics: Dust, Smart Bullets)

- JAMES NINNESS (Semantink: Dust, Mythoi, The Undergrounds)

- JOE PEZZULA (Semantink: Sim-I, The Undergrounds)

- MICHAEL FOUNTAIN (Semantink: Drace Grey, The Undergrounds)

- DANIEL TOUCHET (Semantink: Sim-I, The Undergrounds)

- MARCEL LOSADA (Semantink: The Undergrounds)

- JULIAN AGUILERA (Coat of Arms Comics: Blackbeard, Jurassic Strike Force)

- KI KIM (Crimelab Syndicate)

- AJ HERRERA (Forbidden Panel: ZKS)

- JUSTIN WHITE (Forbidden Panel: ZKS)

- DANIEL WHITFIELD (Forbidden Panel: The Plagued)

- CAMILLE ALARAS (Forbidden Panel: The Plagued)

- JR LOPEZ (Forbidden Panel: El Super Maximo)

- LOU GUEVARA (Forbidden Panel: Blackjack Slappers)

- APOSCAR CRUZ (W3RKSHOP) www.w3rkshop.com

- JIMMY PURCELL (Been Better Comic) www.beenbettercomic.com

- KIRK KUSHIN (Forcewerks: OZopolis)

- DAN MENDOZA (Toxiccandie) www.zombiegirl

- ZEN (HCMP) www.hiconmedia.com

- DANI DIXON (Tumbleweed Press: M.I.S.//ing)

- STEPHANIE LESNIAK (Scraps Pictures: Blazin Brandy)

- ROBERT ZAILO (Local Artist)

- ART LOPEZ (Arte Cabalturo: Mexican American Tribal Pop Art)

- GRIM KING (Local Artist: Fantasy and SciFi Art)

- AUBREY MIRANDA (Local Artist)

- GEO BRAWN (Brawn Graphix Designs: Everdance)

 

Charitable Event   FANBOYS vs ZOMBIES Dunk Booth benefitting CBLDF   Come fight back the zombie horde while donating to a worthy cause.. but wait you don’t throw softballs at zombies.. WE HAVE THE POWER OF THOR to conquer them!   Blood Drive for Lifestream (All donors get EVERY free comic available)       Main Event – Wrestling!!!   Join 4 Color Fantasies and NWA Wrestling for the fun and chaos of professional wrestling!!   Demos to be held all day       Costume characters from:

- Star Wars 501st Legion “Vader’s Fist”   – Cobra Nightwatch (GI Joe)   – Inland Empire Fan Force Star Wars fan club   – DC, Marvel Characters including Batman, Flash, Green Lantern

 

Community Partners   – Rancho Cucamonga Library   – Library cards and kids programs   – Mobeck Farmers Insurance   – M.I.L.K. Child Loss Prevention kits   – Edwards Ontario 22 Palace   – Raffle movie passes and posters       Activities   – FACE PAINTING   – SUPERHERO BOUNCER   – COLORING CONTEST   – RAFFLES   – FREE HOT DOGS   – FREE NACHOS   – FREE BALLONS   – FREE FUN FOR ALL!!!   – AND OF COURSE…. FREE COMICS!!!!!

4 Color Fantasies 7
172 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

CA – Heavy Metal Drink n’ Draw

December 20, 2011 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Signing and Appearance Profiles

Comments Off

Kevin Eastman, Dan Panosian, Jeff Johnson, Digger T. Mesch, Snakebite, Tone Rodriquez, and many more appear on Wednesday December 21, 2011 at 7pm for a Drink & Draw!

$10 and a six pack gets you an entry ticket, a Kevin Eastman hard cover book, be enrolled in a raffle to receive over $900 in HEAVY METAL hardcovers and an amazing gift bag from our sponsors. Join us at Meltdown to create, network or observe masters at work.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Next Page »