The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has fought for the First Amendment Rights of the comics community since 1986. Now here’s your chance to join the fight for free speech at our CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 signing and membership drive October 9 at the Portland TFAW.
Meet CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 contributors Jeremy Atkins (Charles de Ghoul), Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Michelle Madsen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Dave Stewart (Hellboy), and Paul Tobin (Bandette), and learn how you can join the CBLDF for as little as $25! Complimentary food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID) provided.
Everyone has a story to tell, but what happens when a story gets taken away from its creator? The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 looks at the creative costs of censorship, either through outside interference, or through more private forms. All proceeds from this book benefit the important First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who’ve been fighting censorship in comics for over 25 years!
Special bonus: Courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, attendees at this event only who sign up for CBLDF membership at the $50-$249 level will receive a Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 1 Limited Edition hardcover, while supplies last. Attendees who sign up for CBLDF membership at the $250 or greater level will receive a Give Me Liberty hardcover, signed by Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons, also while supplies last. These bonuses are in addition to the CBLDF’s generous incentive rewards for membership.
“It is easy to take our First Amendment Rights for granted. Yet, historic and present day events alike underscore how important it is that everyone does their part to protect the First Amendment Rights of the comics community, and of Americans as a whole,” said TFAW Vice President and CBLDF Board Member Andrew McIntire. “This is why we have supported the CBLDF for years, furthered our commitment as a corporate member, and why we are asking our friends in Portland to come out and join us in supporting the important work of the CBLDF by becoming members.”
Published by Image Comics and edited by Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2013 contains 48 pages of all-new stories and also features the talents of Richard Corben (Creepy), Tim Seeley (Revival), Art Baltazar and Franco (Itty Bitty Hellboy), and more. Pick up your copy at the Portland TFAW October 9 for just $4.99, get it signed by some of Portland’s hottest creators, and learn about the benefits of membership in the CBLDF.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart sign on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 from 6:00-8:00PM.
Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Mike Mignola Signing Event on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public.
In his first Oregon signing appearance in over a decade, comics legend Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy, BRPD and The Amazing Screw-On Head) will be on hand to sign copies of his comics and talk shop with fans. In addition to having copies of his books and merchandise for sale, Bridge City Comics will also have special limited edition Hellboy art print (featuring never-before-seen Hellboy artwork by Mike) available for purchase during the signing.
In addition, Mike’s long-time collaborator, Dave Stewart, will be signing as well! Dave is a multiple-Eisner Award-winner and a highly-sought after colorist in comics.
Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
More Special Guests Announced for Comic-Con 2011
Jones, Kenyon, Morrison, and Steranko added to San Diego Event
San Diego – Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, has announced two dozen additional special guests for this year’s convention. Artist Joëlle Jones, author Sherrilyn Kenyon, writer Grant Morrison, and writer/artist/publisher Jim Steranko join 20 fellow comics creators who have recently committed for Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego.
The first wave of 20 special guests was announced by Comic-Con in October of last year.
“We received great feedback from comics fans with our initial announcement,” said David Glanzer, Comic-Con’s director of marketing and public relations. “The addition of more special guests to an already stellar roster showcasing the best in the comics community is something our attendees have come to expect.”
Comic-Con 2011 will be held July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. Passes to the show’s Preview Night on July 20 were sold out during this summer’s 2010 convention, although more four-day passes with Preview Night may be released closer to the show, depending on returns or cancellations. While there is still no specific date for the opening of general registration, Comic-Con expects it to occur before the end of January.
For the running list of 2011 special guests visit http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_guests.php.
Following are the 24 new guests confirmed with today’s announcement:
Sergio Aragonés (cartoonist, Groo, MAD magazine)
Ed Benes (artist, Justice League of America, Birds of Prey)
Anina Bennett (writer/editor, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Yves “Balak” Bigerel (French writer/artist, Lord of Burger)
Chester Brown (writer/artist, Yummy Fur, Louis Riel, Paying for It)
Ernie Chan (artist, Conan, Batman, Jonah Hex)
Jo Chen (artist, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Runaways, Xbox Fable)
Seymour Chwast (illustrator, graphic designer)
Dick DeBartolo (writer, MAD magazine)
Tony DeZuniga (artist, Jonah Hex, Conan the Barbarian)
Eric Drooker (painter, graphic novelist, Flood, Blood Song, Howl)
Mark Evanier (writer, comics historian, Kirby: King of Comics)
Joyce Farmer (cartoonist, Wimmen’s Comix, Special Exits)
Paul Guinan (artist, Heartbreakers, Boilerplate)
Joëlle Jones (artist, You Have Killed Me, Troublemaker)
Sherrilyn Kenyon (author, Dark-Hunter series, Lords of Avalon series)
Richard A. and Patricia Lupoff (writers, fanzine pioneers)
Patrick McDonnell (cartoonist, Mutts)
Grant Morrison (writer, All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated)
Alex Niño (artist, Conan, Heavy Metal, God the Dyslexic Dog)
Steranko (writer/artist/publisher, Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Prevue)
Cameron Stewart (artist, Seaguy, Seven Soldiers; writer/artist, Sin Titulo)
Dave Stewart (award-winning colorist)
About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer, Comic-Con organizes the San Francisco-based WonderCon each spring and the Alternative Press Expo each fall. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.
Dave Stewart, Pander Brothers, Darren Davis and more sign at TFAW.
12 PM – 3 PM:
Legendary Eisner-winning colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy, Umbrella Academy, Detective Comics, and more) will be signing at our store in Milwaukie!
2 PM – 5 PM:
We are pleased to announce that the Pander Brothers (Tasty Bullet, Invisibles, Grendel) will also appear at our Milwaukie store.
4 PM – 7 PM:
In addition, we are welcoming Darren Davis and Bluewater Productions (Female Force: Sarah Palin, Fame: Lady Gaga, Logan’s Run: Last Day) the afternoon of FCBD!
Things From Another World, 10977 SE Main Street, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Tacoma, Washington’s COMIC BOOK INK, celebrates the release of the SECOND VOLUME of the ongoing Saga of SOLOMON KANE with its Writer, and Dark Horse Comics Editor, SCOTT ALLIE, and Multiple Eisner Award Winning Colorist, DAVE STEWART on SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at COMIC BOOK INK (1625 East 72nd, Suite 800, Tacoma, Washington 98404).
“To have an event like this, during the month of January, is rare,” said store owner JOHN MUNN, “The fact that these two gentlemen would come up to our shop in the middle of winter… just to meet comic book fans and to talk about creating comics… Well, it really speaks to their character, how wonderful they are and how much they love being in comics. We can’t wait for them to meet our community of comic book lovers!”
Started his comics career as a self-publisher and is best know as the editor of some of the most notable comics in recent years, including CONAN, The UMBRELLA ACADEMY, The GOON BUFFY the VAMPIRE SLAYER and HELLBOY, all from DARK HORSE COMICS. His writing includes contributions to licensed properties including STAR WARS at Dark Horse Comics and BUFFY at POCKET BOOKS, but his focus has always been horror comics, most notably his creator-owned series, The DEVIL’S FOOTPRINTS, a sequel to which is underway. Dark Horse debuted the SOLOMON KANE series in 2008, written by Allie and based on the character created by ROBERT E. HOWARD. His newest work, EXURBIA, has been described as “A complex juggling act of dystopic science fiction, romance gone awry, and murder-mystery chase scene, Exurbia keeps a lot of balls in the air at all times, but brings them together in an effective, dramatic, and satisfying climax.” — Kurt Busiek
Is best known as an artist who has worked as a colorist in the comics book industry for a number of years and is a Three Time recipient of the Eisner Award. He is known for his work at Dark Horse Comics (Hellboy, The Umbrella Academy and The Goon), DC COMICS and MARVEL COMICS as well as coloring TIM SALE’s art in HEROES. He is currently working on SOLOMON KANE, with Scott Allie, and BPRD: KING of FEAR at Dark Horse Comics, MARVELS PROJECT at Marvel Comics as well as DAYTRIPPER and JOE THE BARBARIAN at DC Comics/Vertigo.
About Comic Book Ink:
COMIC BOOK INK (located at 1625 East 72nd and Portland Avenue, Suite 800, Tacoma, WA 98404) was established in 2002 as a store that was community oriented with the hopes of establishing the shop as a public meeting place, as well as cultural center, for those who love, or want to learn more, about comic books. The shop is a FIVE TIME NOMINEE for the WILL EISNER SPIRIT of RETAILING AWARD (2004-2009).
For more information about SCOTT ALLIE / DAVE STEWART SIGNING, on Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00pm, please contact John Munn at (253) 761-4641 or at the shop located at 1625 East 72nd and Portland Avenue, Suite 800, Tacoma, Washington 98404.