WI – Johnny Appleseed Signing

Paul Buhle appears at A Room of One’s Own on Friday September 22nd at 6:00 PM. He will be discussing his newest book, Johnny Appleseed, illustrated by Noah Van Sciver.

John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, made himself the stuff of legend by spreading the seeds of apple trees from Wisconsin to Indiana. Along with that, he offered the seeds of nonviolence and vegetarianism, good relationships with Native Americans, and peace among the settlers. This is a graphic biography of the green dreamer of the American Frontier, the legendary John Chapman, from Brown University scholar Paul Buhle (Red Rosa) and award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln).

Paul Buhle, a 1960s Madisonian and publisher here of the SDS magazine RADICAL AMERICA, has written and edited several histories of the Madison Left including HISTORY AND THE NEW LEFT, a biography of William Appleman Williams and IT STARTED IN WISCONSIN, a documentary of the Uprising, co-edited with Mari Jo Buhle.

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A Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W Gorham Street, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-7888

2017 Ringo Awards Final Ballot Announced

Press Release:

The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support, both in talking about us on their websites, blogs, and social media feeds, and by submitting their nominations.

With the nomination deadline looming, we continued to see significant volume each day, and determined we needed to extend our original voting deadline to accommodate as many interested participants as we reasonably could without adversely impacting our ability to release and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.

Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. We now present the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Daniel Clowes
  • Steve Conley
  • Hernandez Brothers
  • Aydin Anh Huynh (Snailords)
  • Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)
  • Skottie Young

* Best Writer

  • PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk
  • Jody Houser
  • Tom King
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Alan Moore
  • Mark Waid
  • David Walker
  • Gerard Way

* Best Artist or Penciller

  • Kaare Andrews
  • Cliff Chiang
  • Rafael de Latorre
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Jason Johnson
  • Jason Latour
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Fiona Staples

* Best Inker

  • Mark Brooks
  • Jeremy Freeman
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Jason Latour
  • Jae Lee
  • Danny Miki
  • Sean Murphy
  • Victor Olazaba

* Best Letterer

  • Clayton Cowles
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Todd Klein
  • Troy Peteri
  • John Workman

* Best Colorist

  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Laura Martin
  • Rico Renzi
  • Sarah Stone
  • Matt Wilson

* Best Cover Artist

  • Frank Cho
  • Mike Del Mundo
  • JG Jones
  • Phil Noto
  • Ryan Sook
  • Fiona Staples
  • Sana Takeda

* Best Series

  • Faith, Valiant Entertainment
  • Paper Girls, Image Comics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures
  • Vision, Marvel Comics

* Best Single Issue or Story

  • Deadly Hands of Criminal, Image Comics
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1, DC Comics
  • Emancipation Day, Redistrictedcomics.com
  • Faith #1, Valiant Entertainment
  • Locke & Key: Small World, IDW Publishing

* Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ghosts, Scholastic/Graphix
  • March: Book III, Top Shelf Productions
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, DC Comics

* Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
  • Island, Image Comics
  • Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

* Best Humor Comic

  • Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
  • Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
  • Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
  • I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Jughead, Archie Comics
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics

* Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Dick Tracy, Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • Foxtrot, Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick

* Best Webcomic

* Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Cooking Comically
  • Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
  • March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

* Best Presentation in Design

  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series, Dark Horse Comics
  • Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Britannia, Valiant Entertainment
  • Legacy of Luther Strode, Image Comics
  • Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
  • The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

Comic pros can navigate to the website to submit their vote.

In addition to Final Ballot categories, both Fan-Only Favorites from the nomination ballot and Hero Initiative Awards (The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award) will be presented at the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards ceremony the evening of September 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SF – My Pretty Vampire Signing

Cartoonist Katie Skelly appears at Comix Experience on Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM to sign MY PRETTY VAMPIRE from Fantagraphics.

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Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 863-9258

MA – TEOTFW Signing

Creator Charles Forsman (Revenger, Slasher) appears at Comics N’ More on Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM!

His graphic novel “The End of the Fucking World” is being re-released in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix/BBC series that is being made, based on the book!! We’ll have copies of his ongoing comics, graphic novels, and prints. Check out Slasher, Revenger, and Celebrated Summer! Get your copies signed!

“TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.

Forsman’s story highlights the disdain, fear and existential search that many teenagers fear, but through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye. Forsman’s inviting, Charles Schulz-influenced style lends a deadpan quality that underscores the narrative’s tension. The End of the Fucking World was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. Now that the world is ending, it’s sure to become the most talked-about graphic novel of 2017.

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Comics N’ More
31 Union Street, Easthampton, Massachusetts 01027
(413) 529-0800

NYC – Songy of Paradise Signing

Gary Panter signs copies of Songy of Paradise at Desert Island on Thursday July 13th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm!

Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

CA – Vague Tales Signing

Eric Haven appears in conversation with cartoonist Rina Ayuyang at Pegasus Bookstore on Wednesday, July 12th at 7:30 PM to present his debut graphic novel Vague Tales.

ABOUT
While experiencing a succession of bewildering parallel universes, a solitary figure has telepathic encounters with a demonic aviatrix, a wandering crystalline being, a flaming sword-wielding warrior, and a mysterious sorceress, all within the confines of his own apartment. Vague Tales is the debut graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Eric Haven (UR), who moonlighted as a three-time Emmy-nominated producer on the TV show MythBusters and has contributed short comic stories for years to esteemed publications such as The Believer and Kramers Ergot. Haven’s work is dark, absurdist, and deadpan, reflecting the apocalyptic undercurrent of modern times. His inky, rubbery drawings buttress his black, absurdist humor.

Eric Haven was born in Syracuse, NY but has lived most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s worked as a security guard; in a Japanese sake factory; at Industrial Light + Magic; and on the TV show MythBusters, where he was a three-time Emmy Award nominated producer. His book UR (AdHouse) was nominated for an Eisner Award, humor category.

Rina Ayuyang is an Eisner and Ignatz-nominated cartoonist based in Oakland, California. She has exhibited at the Arlington Art Center, the Cartoon Art Museum, and been a cartoonist-in-residence at the Charles Schulz Museum. She also runs the comics imprint Yam Books, and plays the “nice” co-host on the comics podcast, The Comix Claptrap.

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 649-1320

MD – World War II Comics Lecture

Mark Fertig discusses WWII, comics, and Nazis during a lecture on his latest book “Take That, Adolf” at Stevenson University on Wednesday July 12th at 7:00 PM.

Stevenson University
School of Design Sound Stage
Owings Mills North Campus
11200 Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117

NYC – All Time Comics Signing

Josh Bayer appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, April 12th at 6:00 PM.

*Purchase of Crime Destroyer #1 or Bullwhip #1 required to participate in signing event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

CA – Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal Signing

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Cartoonist Ed Luce appears at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM to sign his newest Wuvable Oaf collection BLOOD & METAL.

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Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 601-7800

CA – Wuvable Oaf: Blood & Metal Signing

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Cartoonist Ed Luce appears at A Shop Called Quest on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign his newest Wuvable Oaf collection BLOOD & METAL.

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A Shop Called Quest
300 S. Santa Fe Ave Unit B. Los Angeles, CA. 90013
(909) 798-1262

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