SF – Pareidolia Signing


Artist James Jean (Fables, Umbrella Academy) appears at Kinokuniya Bookstore for a talk and signing on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 pM. There will be a short introduction on his latest release, PAREIDOLIA, followed by a Q&A session.

Kinokuniya Bookstore
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-7625

CA – Pareidolia Signing


Artist James Jean appears at Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Due to time constraints… YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO ONLY ONE OUTSIDE PIECE TO BE SIGNED (besides his books).

Pareidolia is a long-awaited collection of the art of James Jean, featuring works that span the majority of his career. As much of his art has previously only been available for consideration formatted as album covers or other specialized commercial art, this book holds many visual treats for fans across the globe. Bilingual introductions by contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and film director Guillermo del Toro! Includes supplementary poster.

James Jean is an award-winning artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He was born in Taiwan in 1979 and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduating in 2001, he quickly became an acclaimed cover artist for DC Comics, garnering five consecutive Eisner Awards, three consecutive Harvey Awards, two gold and one silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. James has contributed to many national and international publications, and his clients include Time Magazine,The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, and Knopf.

Hennessey + Ingalls Bookstore
214 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9074

IL – Mae Signing


Writer/artist Gene Ha appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, October 17th from noon till 3:00 PM to sign his newly-released graphic novel MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

CA – Steve Leialoha Signing


Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Leialoha appears at the Millbrae Library on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm for an intimate gathering to share his techniques, skills, and stories from a forty-year career in comics. Leialoha is best known for his inking and penciling on Fables from the first issue to the last. Some drawing credits include Iron Man, X-Men, New Mutants, Spider-Man, Star Trek, and he inked Howard the Duck, Daredevil, Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Secret Wars II, the original Star Wars movie adaptation, and much more.

Millbrae Library
1 Library Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030

IL – Mae Release Party


Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Fables) appears at Challengers Comics from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, October 2, 2015 to celebrate the release of MAE!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

UK – Gene Ha Signing


Artist Gene Ha (Mae, Top Ten, JLA) appears at Gosh! Comics for a signing on the 23rd of September from 6:00-7:00pm.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UK – Miracleman Signing


Artist Mark Buckingham and special guest D’Israeli appear at Gosh Comics on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 from 6:00 till 7:00 PM to sign MIRACLEMAN!

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

The Great Fables Wake

Fables_150Press Release:

After 150 issues, Fables, an iconic and beloved Vertigo comic series, has drawn to a close. To properly celebrate and mourn the end of such a beloved story, Austin Books & Comics has teamed up with Bill Willingham to throw a three-day party-vigil. On Friday, August 14th and drawing to a close on Sunday, August 16th, guests including Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Adam Harrington, Jess Nevins, and Fables editor Shelly Bond, will take up residence at Austin Books & Comics to bring you panels, contests and signings.

Looking back on his time spent with Fables, Bill Willingham remarks, “Fables comprised the thirteen most rewarding years of my life – not in a financial sense, although it did that just fine, but in the more vital sense of a professional spinner of tall tales doing the work he knows he should be doing. My gratitude to my fellow creators, those who published, distributed and sold Fables, and finally to those who read Fables for all of those years is undiminished.”

About Austin Books & Comics: Austin Books & Comics is the premiere place in Austin, TX for all of your nerd wants and needs. Spanning four specialty stores, Austin Books & Comics has been covering all corners of the comic and pop culture worlds since 1977. Over the past 25 years, the Austin Chronicle has consistently rated Austin Books & Comics the best comic book store in Austin, naming it “the Library of Alexandria of comics.”

Planned activities include: signings, keg party, costume contest, and more:


AN ORIGINAL FABLES “RADIO” PLAY, written by Bill and performed live for you by the Not Ready for Storytime Players. Adam Harrington will of course be voicing Bigby, but other parts will be played by: Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges, Dave Justus, Mark Finn, and so on. It’ll be a hoot, and is being written exclusively for the Great Fables Wake.

THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT. This was a hit at Fablescon, so we’re doing it again. And the prize packages will be bigger, better and simply more Fab this time around.

And there will be panels and presentations to boot:
A FABLES POST MORTEM, in which Mark Finn leads a discussion, now that it’s all over, about what storylines never made it into Fables, but should have, and what stuff ended up on the cutting room floor. After all, you can’t have a wake without the autopsy.

THE PAPER WOLF AMONG US, in which Bigby (Adam Harrington) interviews Matt and Dave about the glories and difficulties in adapting the video game back into funnybook form.

CULTURAL APPROPRIATION, in which our panelists get serious, and maybe even a bit contentious, about what is right and what isn’t when adapting and adopting folklore from around the globe.

For further details and any updated information, please visit greatfableswake.tumblr.com.

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

UK – Fables #150 Signing


Mark Buckingham appears at Orbital Comics on Saturday 1 August 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

To celebrate the end of Fables with issue #150 (or Volume 22 depending on how you collect it), Orbital is pleased to welcome back Mark Buckingham for what is sure to be a very special night of fun & revelry. Mark will be signing copies of the book (and his other work) for fans, and may just have an extra surprise or two up his sleeve.

Plus, you can check out our retrospective exhibition of Bucky’s work which is now on display in the Orbital Gallery. The exhibition runs until late August, so this is the perfect opportunity to check it out and meet the man himself. Face it, tiger – you just hit the jackpot!

Want to own a page of original art from the long-awaited Fables #150 a.k.a. Volume 22?
Well, now you can!

Just purchase a copy of the book from Orbital Comics – or a page of art from Mark Buckingham’s exhibition in the Orbital Gallery – to get your ticket. One ticket will be given per copy of Fables #150/Volume 22 bought or per page of original art bought, so the more you get the better your chances.
Terms & Conditions:

1. Tickets must be issued at the time of purchase and cannot be retroactively issued after the fact.

2. It is your responsibility to ensure you get a ticket, so please remind staff at the time if they forget to give you one.

3. The draw will take place at the Matt Stevens in-store gig on August 1, 2015 – immediately following the Mark Buckingham signing which runs from 5-7pm. Winners MUST be present with their ticket/s or a re-draw will occur.

4. Due to the exclusive nature of this competition, these rules will be strictly adhered to and no deviations will be allowed.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

UK – Mark Buckingham Retrospective


Orbital Comics is pleased to present a retrospective of artist Mark Buckingham‘s work, featuring a variety of different pieces from throughout the years. Not only will Mark be there for a drinks reception on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM, but he’ll also be giving a guided tour of the exhibition followed by a brief Q&A.

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Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

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