CA – Image Writers Sign

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J. Michael Straczynski and Kurtis Wiebe, in town for Image Expo on July 2nd at the Yerba Buena Center, are signing at the Escapist Comic Bookstore on Wednesday, July 3rd.

Straczynski is a comics icon. His 7 year run on Spider-Man was hailed for being both great and controversial, His other comics work includes Thor, Wonder Woman, Superman, Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold, Before Watchmen (Night Owl and Dr. Manhattan) and Superman Earth One. His own line of Joe’s Comics published by Top Cow and now Image include Rising Stars, Midnight Nation and his current title Ten Grand (with artist Ben Templesmith). There is more to come from Joe’s Comics in the coming months. In his TV career he was executive producer and writer for Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, and Jeremiah.

Kurtis Wiebe has written many comics for Image. His credits include the Intrepids, Green Wake (for which he won a Shuster award), and Debris. His current comic, Peter Panzerfaust is also printed by Image. It is being made into a motion comic with voices supplied by Elijah Wood and Ron Perlman. There is also a TV show in the works. His new comic, Rat Queens has been announced.

signing schedule:
  • Wiebe – 3:30 pm to (aprox.) 5 pm
  • Straczynski – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Don’t come late. Mr. Straczynski has to be whisked off to catch a plane after the event. If traffic is bad, he could be a whirlwind.

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

CA – Level Up Signing

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Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham appear at Escapist Comic Bookstore on Saturday September 10, 2011 at 2pm!

Yang posts on his blog:

Thien Pham and I are going to present all the different ways to get your comic book out into the world: mini-comics, webcomics, self-publishing, working with a traditional comics publisher, working with a graphic novel imprint.  There will probably be a lot of Chinese vs. Vietnamese jokes and general verbal abuse along the way.  We’ll also do readings from some of our recent and upcoming books.  Come spend an afternoon with us at Escapist Comics in Berkeley, California!

RSVP on Facebook!

Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705
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CA – Miss Fury Lecture

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Trina Robbins appears on Friday, August 26th at 7pm

Please join us for an evening with Trina Robbins and the FIRST female drawn and written comics superheroine, Miss Fury! Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and herstorian Trina Robbins will sign copies of Miss Fury and present a slideshow on the life and history of Tarpé Mills, the lady writer and artist.

Robbins is a long time writer and artist in the comics world, contributing as a cartoonist to 70s San Francisco undergrounds like Wimmen’s Comix, and as a writer, where her work stretches from mainstream titles like Xena and Wonder Woman, to all-ages collections like Chicagoland Detective Agency, and editorial work which includes Fantagraphics‘ beautiful Brinkley Girls collection.

Escapist Comic Bookstore
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705