Artist Shawn Martinbrough, known for his acclaimed two-year run illustrating Batman in Detective Comics with writer Greg Rucka and his current best selling work on Thief of Thieves with writer Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in two sessions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., he will give a talk about how he developed his craft and discuss his career in the comics industry. That session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Then from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. he will be signing in the museum’s gift shop, Geppi’s Comic World. Admission for the talk is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Admission for the signing in the store is free to all.
Martinbrough’s work, as well as that of many other creators, is currently on display at GEM as part of the widely lauded exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, which runs through December 31, 2014. Among numerous projects, he has garnered praise for his Detective Comics work with Rucka, during which he co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights animated DVD as a companion to director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Shawn Martinbrough back to GEM and to offer our community the chance to get to know this exciting creator in such an intimate setting,” said Melissa Bowersox, President of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.
Martinbrough’s other recent comic book work includes Luke Cage Noir and Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive for Marvel Comics. He also illustrated Captain America: The First Avenger, a promotional comic book created exclusively for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which runs the on-base stores on military posts. It had a million copy print run and was released in conjunction with the feature film of the same name.
For more than the last two years, Martinbrough has served as artist on the Image Comics series Thief of Thieves. Produced by Robert Kirkman, the creator of both the comic book and the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves is in development as a television series as well. Martinbrough is also the co-creator and co-author of The REN, an upcoming 200-page graphic novel set during the Harlem Renaissance. It will be published by First Second Books. His art instruction book, How To Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, is published by Random House and has been reprinted in several languages.
His work has been covered by The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, AOL, AintItCoolNews.com, Architecture Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Times, National Public Radio, SIRIUS/XM Radio, Ebony, Essence, Vibe, The Source and others, and he has lectured at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, The University of Michigan, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Prince George’s Community College, BEA/Book Expo of America and The 100 Black Men of America Conference.
There are 80 seats available for the talk. As noted, admission is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, contact Andy Hershberger at email@example.com or call (410) 625-7066.
GEM is located at 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, in the historic Camden Yards sports complex. It is situated immediately next door to Oriole Park and just across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center. For general museum information, call (410) 625-7060 or visit www.geppismuseum.com. Admission: Adults are admitted for $10, Seniors (55 and older) for $9, Students (5-18) for $7, and children under 4 are free.
About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city’s famed Inner Harbor, immediately across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center, and right next door to Oriole Park. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is the home of “pop culture with character!” and it is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM, closed Mondays except for major holidays, and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
J.H. Williams III appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM for Batman Day! The plan is to have some time for a Q and A along with the signing meet and greet.
Banres & Noble – Merced Marketplace
1720 West Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348
Tony Gray and Jason Fabok appear at Paper Heroes on Saturday June 28th from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm for a special in-store signing!
Paper Heroes Comic Book Lounge & Collectibles
2857 Howard Avenue, Windsor, ON N8X3Y4, Canada
Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Meltdown Comics on Saturday June 28th!
Come join Neal for a Spectacular showing of what his studio does in New York as well as hearing Great stories of Comics History told to you buy the legendary man himself Neal Adams!
Neal will be showing a Motion Comic in it’s early stages, of the graphic novel “Blood “that Neal did for “Dark Horse Presents “ “Blood” will be coming out in February 2015 as Book one of the Graphic Novel from Dark Horse. Neal will be showing different pieces of the Blood Motion Comic which is Directed by Neal and animated by his Production Studio who worked on the “Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic for Marvel. Neal will be doing “Blood” as a Motion Comic and then as a fully animated movie. What we’re showing is parts of the motion comic.
Neal will then be giving a talk on “How Comics Happened and the Dirty Silver Age” and then Q&A as well.
2pm – 4pm: Neal presents Blood followed by Q&A (ticketed event, $5 tickets available this weekend!)
5pm: In-store signing
First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email email@example.com
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Neal Adams signs at Dr. No’s! The legendary artist of Batman, Deadman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, X-Men, and more will be signing at Dr. No’s Comics on Wednesday, May 28th, from 4:30 until 7:30! He has graciously agreed to sign the first item for every customer at no charge whatsoever; additional items will cost $10 per item, which is half of his convention rate.
Dr. No’s Comics & Games SuperStore
Blackwell Square Shopping Center
3428 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Batman writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and Daredevil team Mark Waid and Chris Samnee appear at Alter Ego Comics on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd, to sign all your favorite comic books!! Cosplay, games and COMICS will also be on hand.
Alter Ego Comics
111 E. Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305
Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Illusive Comics & Games on Thursday May 15th from 5:00-8:00pm!
The first autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each) Portfolios, Art Prints, Comics, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase!
He is also taking on commissions, so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. Jason Adams will also work out characters and prices with you. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Who is Neal Adams? He is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Returns” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman: Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.
Illusive Comics and Games
2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Come see comic legend Neal Adams at The Nerd Store in Valley Fair Mall in West Valley City on Wednesday April 14th from 4:00 till 7:00 pm!
Neal is well known for his creating some of the most iconic moments in Batman and Green Lantern as well as his work in Deadman, Superman, Justice League, X-Men, and The Avengers!
This is a FREE event! First autograph is free and only $10 for each additional. There will be tons of great merchandise available to get signed as well. Come in on Wednesday 4/16 from 4-7pm. Located in Valley Fair Mall just off of I-215.
The Nerd Store
3601 South 2700 West, West Valley City, UT 84119
Writers Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV appear at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday April 11th at 6:00 pm for a special signing of Batman Eternal #1!
Purchase of Batman Eternal #1 is required. Limit of two items signed per customer.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Writer/artist Francis Manapul (The Flash, Legion of Super-Heroes) appears at The Silver Snail on Wednesday April 2nd from noon till 2:00 pm to sign DETECTIVE COMICS #30!
The Silver Snail
329 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1R7