NYC – CBLDF Book Expo Member Party

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Press Release:

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is having a membership party to kick off Book Expo America, and we want you to be a part of it! Sponsored by IDW, the CBLDF Book Expo Welcome Mixer happens this Tuesday, May 24!

The CBLDF is inviting the book industry out for a welcome mixer on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Publishing professionals, booksellers, librarians, and creators are all invited to kick off BEA. The party is free for all BEA attendees and NYC comics and book professionals and retailers!

CBLDF will be soliciting memberships and donations to support its current work protecting comics and graphic novels. Please join us, and invite your colleagues!

The attacks on books and comics are becoming more frequent and more insidious, so CBLDF needs your help to spread the word. Currently, comics and graphic novels are being targeted by customs agents in the US and Canada. Individuals are having their books and digital devices searched and seized. Meanwhile, CBLDF continues to fight laws that would affect the sale and display of comics in brick and mortar stores and online.

CBLDF is fighting to protect your content, creators, and readers in the face of these and other threats. We can’t do it without you! Come to the party and support the cause! Together, we can ensure that CBLDF protects the First Amendment rights we all depend upon to do business.

There will be a raffle over the course of the evening with great prizes, and many local comic artists and writers will be in attendance, including Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, Heavy Liquid), Jessica Abel (Writing Words and Drawing Pictures, La Perdida), Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Agnes Quill), Raina Telgemeier (Smile, The Babysitters Club), Paul Levitz (75 Years of DC Comics, Legion of Superheroes), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle, The Escapist), Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), and Michael Buckley (N.E.R.D.S., The Sisters Grimm)!

What: CBLDF’s Book Expo Member Party
Where: The Village Pourhouse, Restaurant Row, 366 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave), New York, NY
When: Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Why: To welcome BEA attendees to NYC and to help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important First Amendment work!

PA – Closet of Doom Signing

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Eric Wight signs Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom on November 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Lehigh Valley Mall, 801 Lehigh Lifestyle Center, Whitehall, PA 18052

610-264-0238

PA – Frankie Pickles Signing

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Eric Wight signs Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom on October 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Montgomeryville, Montgomery Square, 1271 Knapp Road, North Wales, PA 19454

215-699-3099

Oni Press at SDCC with Bryan Lee O’Malley and More

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Oni Press has released their panel and signings schedule for Comic-Con:

Oni Press on Panels!

THUR

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley- Comic-Con special guest Bryan Lee O’Malley (winner of the Doug Wright, Joe Shuster, and Harvey Awards) talks with legendary comics scholar Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Zot!) about Bryan’s groundbreaking slice-of-life graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim. From its genesis to the production of the upcoming film version, O’Malley speaks frankly about where Scott Pilgrim came from and where the series is going from here. With a fan Q&A to close the discussion, this is the must attend event of Comic-Con 2009! Room 5AB

3:00-4:00 Oni Press: Panelmonium 2009- Get up close and personal with trend setting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press. Join in the Q&A with your favorite Oni creators, including Ross Campbell (Wet Moon), Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim), and Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures). Get sneak peeks at upcoming Oni projects, news on Oni Press fan initiatives, free Oni comics, prizes, and more! Guaranteed by Oni Press’s totally biased employees to be “the most fun you’ll ever have at a panel.” Room 10

3:45-4:45 USA Network’s Psych- James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), Steve Franks (creator and executive producer), and the entire creative team give you an all-access behind-the-scenes pass to the USA Network hit original series Psych. Stars and producers will share personal stories and answer questions about the show’s genesis, episodic development, and production process. Video presentations created exclusively for Comic-Con will feature never-before-seen outtakes, a Season 4 exclusive preview, and a special video-diary segment that will take panel attendees inside the daily production process via the perspective of a staff writer, the Vancouver production team, and series star James Roday as he prepares to shoot a scene for the upcoming season. Plus, two lucky fans will find fame and fortune when they win the honor of having a guest character in a future episode named after them! You can also expect giveaways, exclusive merchandise, and a first-run preview copy of the upcoming Psych graphic novel from Oni Press! Ballroom 20

SUN

2:00-3:00 Kids Write!- Kids, join creators Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle), and Gene Yang (American Born Chinese) as they draw the story you tell! Moderated by Cory Casoni (Oni Press). Room 30CDE


Oni Press is pleased to announce the following signings at their booth #1833
Thurs

10:00 – 11:20 Hope Larson, Brian Hurtt, Cullen Bunn
11:30 – 12:50 Chuck BB, Rick Spears, Phil Gelatt, Rick Lacy, Chris Schweizer
1:00 – 2:20 Robbi Rodriguez, John Layman, Cameron Stewart, Ray Fawkes
3:00 – 4:00 ONI PRESS PANELMONIUM 2009
4:00 – 5:20 Ross Campbell, Renee Lott, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir
5:30 – 6:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Antony Johnston, Chris Mitten

Fri
10:00 – 11:20 Justin Greenwood, Marc Guggenheim, Ray Fawkes

11:30 – 12:50 Antony Johnston, Chris Mitten, Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Brian Hurtt, Cullen Bunn, Ande Parks, Chris Samnee
1:00 – 2:20 Robbi Rodriguez, John Layman, Phil Gelatt, Rick Lacy, Vasilis Lolos
2:30 – 3:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Judd Winick, Chris Schweizer, Ted Naifeh, Renee Lott
4:00 – 5:20 Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Hope Larson, Greg Rucka, Matt Southworth
5:30 – 6:50 Lars Brown, Chuck BB, Rick Spears, Ross Campbell

Sat
10:00 – 11:20 Phil Gelatt, Rick Lacy, Brian Hurtt, Cullen Bunn, Ande Parks, Chris Samnee
11:30 – 12:50 Antony Johnston, Chris Mitten, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Renee Lott
1:00 – 2:20 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Chris Schweizer, Lars Brown
2:30 – 3:50 Justin Greenwood, Marc Guggenheim, Greg Rucka, Matt Southworth
4:00 – 5:20 Robbi Rodriguez, John Layman, Judd Winick, Chuck BB, Rick Spears, Ross Campbell
5:30 – 6:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley, Cameron Stewart, Ray Fawkes, Ted Naifeh

Sun
10:00 – 11:20 Robbi Rodriguez, John Layman, Renee Lott, Cameron Stewart, Ray Fawkes
11:30 – 12:50 Antony Johnston, Chris Mitten, Lars Brown, Chuck BB, Rick Spears
1:00 – 2:20 Chris Schweizer, Ted Naifeh, Phil Gelatt, Rick Lacy, Vasilis Lolos
2:30 – 3:50 Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Brian Hurtt, Cullen Bunn, Ross Campbell
And of course the Oni Press Staff will be on hand at the Oni Booth #1833: Joe Nozemack, James Lucas Jones, Randal C. Jarrell, Jill Beaton, Keith Wood, Douglas E. Sherwood, & Cory Casoni.

For more on Oni merchandise and premieres at SDCC, follow the link.

NYC – All-Ages Signing

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Name: Chris Giarrusso, Eric Wight, Jacob Chabot, Misako Rocks, Andres Vera Martinez

Date(s): May 20, 2009

Description: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th, Jim Hanley’s welcome CHRIS GIARRUSSO for the new G-MAN collection from Image Comics. Joining him will be ERIC WIGHT (Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom), JACOB CHABOT (Mighty Skullboy Army), ANDRES VERA MARTINEZ (BTWF: Babe Ruth), and MISAKO ROCKS (Biker Girl)!

The time is 6:00 to 8:00, so keep the kids out on a school night! (They’ll think you’re cool!) This one is for the kids, so bring them in! Actually, this is an ALL-AGES signing!

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St., NYC
(Opposite the Empire State Building)
(212) 268-7088

Location: Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY

Website: http://www.JHUniverse.com

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MA – Eric Wight @ The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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Name: Eric Wight

Frankie Pickle

Frankie Pickle

Date(s): May 16, 2009

Description: In The Reading Library
Special Storytime Guest
May 16, 2009
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Join Eric Wight as he tells about his journey to becoming an author and illustrator and shares tales and tidbits from his newest book for children, Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom. In this graphic novel meets comic book, Eric’s great mix of art and text result in a romping good read filled with visual enticement. Book signing to follow

Eric Wight

Eric Wight

In The Art Studio
Create Your Own Comic
May 16, 2009
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Workshop with Artist and Author Eric Wight
Space is limited so sign-up in the Art Studio when you arrive. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art | 125 West Bay Road | Amherst | MA | 01002 | www.picturebookart.org

Location: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Website: http://www.picturebookart.org

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