OH – TEDxCLE Event

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Writer Brian Michael Bendis appears at The Cleveland Museum of Art to as part of  TEDxCLE on Friday, April 4, 2014!

Tickets On-sale: Mon., March 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Gartner Museum: $43
Simulcast Rooms: $33

Purchase Tickets:
Online: www.TEDxCLE.com/tickets SOLD OUT
Phone: 888-CMA-0033

Biography

Brian Michael Bendis is an American comic book writer and former artist. He has won critical acclaim, including five Eisner Awards for both his creator-owned work and his work on various Marvel Comics books.

Starting out with crime and noir comics, Bendis eventually moved to mainstream superhero work. With Bill Jemas and Mark Millar, Bendis was the primary architect of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, launching Ultimate Spider-Man in 2000, on which he continues as writer to the present day. He relaunched the Avengers franchise with New Avengers in 2004, and has also written the Marvel “event” storylines “House of M”, “Secret War”, 2008′s “Secret Invasion” and 2010′s “Siege”.

Though Bendis has cited comic book writers such as Frank Miller and Alan Moore, his own writing influences are less rooted in comics, drawing on the work of David Mamet, Richard Price, and Aaron Sorkin, whose dialogue Bendis feels are “the best in any medium.”

In addition to writing comics, he has also worked in television, video games and film, and taught writing at Portland State University. He will begin teaching at University of Oregon starting in Fall 2013, and his book Words for Pictures will be out in Spring 2014 from Random House.

The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44106

MO – Daredevil #1 Signing

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Illustrator Chris Samnee debuts the relaunch of his Daredevil series with Mark Waid at Star Clipper on Wednesday, March 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm!

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Join Marvel’s fearless hero as he begins his most awe-inspiring adventure yet in the sunny city of San Francisco! Gifted with an imperceptible radar sense and a passion for justice, blind lawyer Matt Murdock-a.k.a. DAREDEVIL-protects the Golden City’s streets from all manner of evil. But big changes are in store for Matt Murdock as old haunts and familiar faces rise to give the devil his due. Hold on tight, because here comes Daredevil…the Man Without Fear!

Don’t miss this chance to meet one of the most talented artist in the comic industry.

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Klaus Janson

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Special Guest Klaus Janson appears at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm for Dare2Draw! Featuring 90 minutes of dynamic figure drawing, with live-action models & props and our signature Dare2Draw “Quick Draw” Contests, with all art done on Blue Line Pro boards. The pro art is auctioned for artists-in-need.

Hosted By Simon Fraser

Cover $15 Online ($20 at the door)

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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

ME – Klaus Janson Signs

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Artist Klaus Janson, newly announced inker of Superman, signs at Casablanca Comics on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm!

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Press Release:

Klaus Janson has worked for Marvel and DC Comics since the 1970s, and has worked on numerous titles. He is well known for his work on Batman, Daredevil, Defenders, Howard the Duck, Amazing Spider-Man and many other titles. We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for his fans to meet him.

Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101

Lazarus Creators Appear at Big Wow 2014

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Press Release:

Big Wow! ComicFest is proud to announce two new guests to this year’s convention, writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark! Greg and Michael are co-creators on the popular new book LAZARUS from Image Comics.

Greg Rucka is the author of twenty novels, the latest of which, BRAVO, will be released in July, as well as more comic books than any sane person can count. In addition to critically acclaimed runs on such mainstream titles as Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, The Punisher, Adventures of Superman, and Wolverine, he’s the creator of several original series, including Queen & Country, Whiteout (with Steve Lieber), and Stumptown (with Matthew Southworth).

Michael Lark is the Eisner and Harvey Awards winning artist of LAZARUS from Image Comics, which he co-created with writer Greg Rucka. He is also known his for work on several other titles, including Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Stephen King’s Dark Tower at Marvel, and Gotham Central, Scene of the Crime, Batman: Nine Lives and Terminal City at DC.

Big Wow! ComicFest - The Original Artist Friendly Convention – returns to San Jose May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the only major comics event in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.

Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

CA – Shadow Walk Signing

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Max Brooks and Mark Waid appear at Dark Delicacies to sign their new graphic novel, Shadow Walk, on Thursday December 12th at 7 p.m. 

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

Boston Comic Con Returns in August 2014

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Boston Comic Con has announced its initial details for next year’s convention! Following the phenomenal success of the 2013 show, the 2014 convention will again be held in August at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston’s historic waterfront. The promoters have added an additional day to the convention which is scheduled to run Friday August 8th till Sunday August 10th. Joining the festivities this year is an all-star list of comic creators including: Rafael Albuquerque, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Mike Kunkel, Jorge Molina, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, Carlos Pacheco, Ramón Pérez, Esad Ribic, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and many more! Additionally, the first media guests have been announced: Torchwood’s Eve Myles and Spike himself, James Marsters! More will be added over the coming months so be sure to follow Boston Comic Con on Facebook and Twitter!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website! Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

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About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Marvel Brings Daredevil, Iron Fist & More to Netflix

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Press Release:

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”

“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.

About Netflix
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

CA – Harley Quinn Signing

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Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti appear at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00pm!

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Press Release:

The bombastically talented Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are bringing Harley Quinn back to monthly comics and they’re debuting it here at Phat Collectibles! This bombastic debut issue features art by award-winning illustrators including Darwyn Cooke, Sam Kieth, Tony S. Daniel, Paul Pope, Walter Simonson, Art Baltazar and others—but will any of them measure up to the exacting standards of the Clown Princess of Crime? Don’t miss the thrilling return of Harley Quinn in her own monthly series!

That’s just the begining! Jane Vasko, the nearly unbreakable vigilante best known as Painkiller Jane, stalks her prey to Marvel’s Icon imprint. Guided by writer and co-creator Jimmy Palmiotti and a team of talented artists, including Juan Santacruz, Asam Lofti, and Paul Mounts, the four issue PAINKILLER JANE limited series finds Vasko in New York defending the life of a Saudi Arabian princess against scores of lethal hired killer sand looking back on the times before she received her powers.

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Alex Maleev

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Artist Alex Maleev appears at Society of Illustrators on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:30pm!

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About Alex Maleev:
Eisner-Award-winning artist, Alex Maleev, is a comic book illustrator of Bulgarian descent best known for the Marvel Comics’ series Daredevil Vol. 2, collaborating with writer Brian Michael Bendis.

Maleev has a distinct drawing style of dark, grainy imagery, which gives his work the 16mm-camera look of old-fashioned documentary. Maleev studied under artist and teacher José Delbo.

In 2006, Maleev finished his run with Bendis in Daredevil and planned a collaboration with the writer on a new ongoing Spider-Woman series. Bendis and Maleev collaborated, once again, on the four-part “Halo: Uprising” miniseries from Marvel Comics. He first teamed with Bendis on Todd McFarlane’s “Sam and Twitch” series. In 2010, Alex returned to partner with Bendis, on “Scarlett” and The Spider-Woman Motion Comic.

Maleev also did art for the comic book The Crow: Dead Time, The Crow: Flesh & Blood, the New Avengers “Illuminati” special, the January 2007 issue of the New Avengers, issue #26 and the one shot, Civil War: The Confession.

In his comics, he sometimes references his Bulgarian origins. For example, in Aliens vs. Predator, alien eggs are stored in the cellar of a typical Bulgarian church. In Bulgaria, he is famous for Godan (Ãîäúí in Bulgarian) and Carthel of Dead, published in Riko magazine since 1991 and 1992, respectively. In 1994, he attended the Joe Kubert School.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

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