MA – The Last Signing

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Connecticut based indie comic artist Matt R. Ryan with writer Kris Fazekas will be at That’s Entertainment, located at 244 Park Ave in Worcester, MA, on Sunday, June 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to sign purchased copies of comics they have created. Matt Ryan will be drawing free mini sketches for folks of all ages upon request. Aspiring artists and comic enthusiasts will have the opportunity to interview the guests on their work and experience as independent creators.

Matt R. Ryan is the owner of Free Lunch Comics and Free Lunch Studios. He has created and published a variety of comics for all audiences. Food Fight is one of his most popular all-ages title that features kooky characters that bring us back to the zany cartoons of yesteryear. Bigger was Ryan’s first published work which is a romantic comedy for mature readers. All these books and many more will be available to purchase from the artist.

Sitting beside Matt Ryan will be writer and comic creator Kris Fazekas, Ryan’s creative sidekick, who will be signing copies of his recent publication The Last. The science fiction adventure illustrated by Matt R. Ryan and written by Fazekas himself, made its debut on Free Comic Book Day. It is the first publication to be released under Symple Comics, Fazeka’s own publishing company. He will have the first issue and the variant issues available for purchase at the table.

That’s Entertainment, located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, is a pop culture emporium which specializes in everyone’s “geek.” Checkout their wide variety of comics, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, role-playing games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and so much more! Come and celebrate their 36th year of business by visiting with friends and family. For more information, contact Sorana at sorana@thatse.com or call 508-755-4207. That’s Entertainment. 244 Park Ave. Worcester, MA 01609 |www.thatse.com. For more information about Free Lunch Comics, visit www.freelunchcomics.com.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

CT – Rusty Haller Benefit Auction and Gallery Event

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Free Lunch Studios announced today that they will serve as host for the Rusty Haller Benefit Auction and Gallery event. On Sunday, July 19, 2009, the CT-based creative studio will open its doors to the public for the purposes of celebrating the life and career of cartoonist, Rusty Haller, and raising funds to help their fellow artist through a challenging time in his life.

In January of this year, Rusty lost his mother. She was his number one fan and support. They helped each other in many different ways. Since her passing, Rusty has fallen on tough times. Rusty Haller has been a professional Cartoonist and Illustrator since 1987. During his career, he has worked for major comics publishers Marvel, DC, Disney and Archie comics illustrating comic book series such as THE FLINTSTONES, LOONEY TUNES, ALF, TINY TOON ADVENTURES, COUNT DUCKULA and many others. He has also worked for numerous independent and small press publishers.

Mr. Haller is a member of the Comicbook Artists Guild, an organization of independent comic creators with chapters nationwide. He is also a regular guest at the annual multi-genre convention Connecticon. In 2009, Mr. Haller became an Associate Artist with the new independent comics publishing venture Atlas Unleashed!

Owners of Free Lunch Studios, Matt C. Ryan, Steve Kanaras and Steve Kuster are proud to have the support of local and nationwide members of the comic book industry, as well as various vendors of pop culture collectibles. The fundraising event will feature a silent auction and various raffles, while displaying a collection of Haller’s artwork. The studio will be open from 2pm to 6pm.

Sponsors of the event who have also donated items for the auction include:

• Buried Under Comics
• Frank Policastro
• Mike Rinaldi
• Jim Parente
• Tom Fiore
• Cybertronian Artifacts/Mike Hodgkins
• Flying Monkeys/Ed Bradley
• Atlas Unleashed
• SJS Promotions
• Freelance Ink/Robert J. Sodaro
• Jolly Rogue Studios
• MediaConnectionOnline/Modern Observer Group/Eric Lopkin
• Immortal Gothic Angel/Shawnti Therrien
• Novastar Studios/James Rodriguez
• Guild Works Publications/Keith Murphey
• Comicbook Artists Guild
• Brianna Benn
• POW Entertainment
• Connecticon
• Hector Rodriguez
• Free Lunch Comics

Free Lunch Studios is located at 518 Salmon Brook Street (rear entrance) in Granby, CT. For more information on the Rusty Haller Benefit Auction and Gallery, please contact Steve Kanaras at skanaras@freelunchcomics.com.