CA – The Dam Keeper Presentation

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus welcomes Tonko House founder Robert Kondo for a presentation of his work on the Oscar-nominated animated short film & comic The Dam Keeper.

Join us on Wednesday July 18th, 2018 at 7:00 pm to learn about the evolution of Tonko House, the process behind Dam Keeper and development on the graphic novel. Animation fans and aspiring artists should not miss out!

A small pop-up shop of Tonko House goodies will also be hosted by Nucleus. Copies of The Dam Keeper vol. 1 and the brand-new The Dam Keeper volume 2 World Without Darkness will also be available in-store!

About Robert Kondo:
Originally from Southern California, Robert Kondo graduated with a degree in illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Robert landed his dream job as a sketch artist at Pixar on their 2006 release Ratatouille. While at Pixar, his film credits included Sets Art Director for Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and most recently Monsters University and Production Designer on two shorts. In July, 2014, Robert left Pixar to start Tonko House, where everyday is a challenge and an adventure.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Signing

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is excited to invite the artists and creators behind The Legend of Korra comic book for a book signing on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM! We are joined by Bryan Konietzko (creator), Michael DiMartino (writer/creator), and Irene Koh (comic artist) to meet fans and sign the third and latest volume of The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, as well as new event-exclusive prints and other Korra related items. Fans are not going to want to miss this rare opportunity!

Tickets will be available on Eventbrite on Saturday July 28th at 9:00 am PST, please check back in for a link.

Ticket prices are $10 + service fee. Ticket holders will receive a $5 credit to their in-store purchase of event related item.

Event Guidelines:

  • Due to limited quantity of copies, we will not take book orders over the phone prior to the panel & signing. Please plan to arrive early to purchase. Books are available at first come first served basis.
  • Due to time constraints, each attendee is allowed only 2 signing items per person. Artists will not be doing sketches.
  • Signatures available only for items related to Legend of Korra and Avatar the Last Airbender.
  • All sales are final.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Hiraeth Art Exhibition + Signing

Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 6 PM for a solo exhibition of new and original work by artist / illustrator Lisa Wood (a.k.a. Tula Lotay)! Tula will be in attendance on opening night, visiting us all the way from the UK. An experienced comic artist and illustrator, Tula’s work is dynamic, romantic, and utterly stunning. Let her bold lines and bursting colors sweep you away and ignite your inspiration. In celebration of her new self-published sketchbook, Hiraeth, Nucleus is proud to present select originals from her film and poster works, as well as brand new artwork!

ABOUT TULA LOTAY:
Lisa Wood, known by her pen name Tula Lotay, is an English comic book artist. Tula’s previous work includes SUPREME: BLUE ROSE by Image Comics and Bodies by Vertigo Comics. She also runs & organizes the renowned Thought Bubble Festival, the United Kingdom’s largest comic art festival, which runs annually every November.

A new self published sketchbook “Hiraeth” will debut on opening night along with new limited edition prints. Free admission; refreshments served!

*Be sure to also check out Tula’s illustration workshop on the following day Sunday July 15th. (1pm – 5pm)

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is pleased to welcome special guests to talk about their work on Solo: A Star Wars Story. Join us Sunday June 3, 2018 as these talented artists share stories behind-the-scenes and sign the official art book, The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Bring your questions for the Q&A.

Featured Artists:
Phil Szostak – Author
Patrick Faulwetter – Visual Development

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Phil)
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing

$5 ADMISSION or FREE ADMISSION with a purchase of The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Please note seats are first come first serve. Standing room will also be available.

Due to the high attendance expectations, attendees will NOT be admitted after we have reached capacity, please plan to arrive early.

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row VIP Reserved Seats available for $20 (does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option).
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – The Art of The Incredibles 2 Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

The highly anticipated Pixar film is finally here! The Incredibles 2 hits theaters June 15 and will be bringing back your favorite super hero family for more adventures as Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet — taking care of the problems of his three children!

On Saturday June 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM, make your way to Gallery Nucleus for a special panel presentation & art book signing with artists from The Incredibles 2. We are joined by Teddy Newton and Deanna Marsigliese, they will share stories from behind the scenes of their development work on the movie. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of The Incredibles 2.

Featured Artists:
Deanna Marsigliese – Character Art Director
Teddy Newton – Creative Consultant & Character Designer on Incredibles

Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 pm Panel Presentation
3:00 – 3:30 pm Q&A
3:30 – 4:00 pm Intermission
4:00 – 5:00 pm Signing

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the The Art of The Incredibles 2 (100 seats only, standing room also available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Front Row Reserved Seats available $20. (does not guarantee availability of book for “seats only” option)
Waives admission fee.
Guaranteed seat in the first 2 rows, only 20 seats available.
No need to wait in line or get to the event early just to get a good seat.
Guaranteed first in line during the artist signing time.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Moonlit Vale Launch + Art Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus hosts an exhibition of Annie Stegg’s first coloring book MOONLIT VALE on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6 PM – 9 PM. Featured will be some of her original ink drawings from the book as well as brand new paintings!

They will be available for the first time on opening night as we will be the first physical location to offer the Moonlit Vale.

*Books purchased on opening night will include a special book plate.

We will also feature a giant coloring page for attendees to enjoy. 

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Motor Crush Signing + Art Exhibition

Babs Tarr appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday, June 9th at 6:00 PM to sign the newly released volume 2 of her popular series Motor Crush. Nucleus will be selling volumes 1 & 2 in the shop, enamel pins, and an exclusive art print release by Babs. Some original art will be available for sale.

The acclaimed sci-fi action-adventure series MOTOR CRUSH is back for another heat. Two years have passed in Nova Honda, the racing capital of the world, and for Domino Swift everything has turned upside down. How does she fit in a world without Crush?

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Nobrow 10: Studio Dreams Book Launch & Signing

Gallery Nucleus is collaborating with Nobrow for an exciting exclusive U.S. book release of Nobrow 10: Studio Dreams (Special Edition) on Saturday June 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The critically acclaimed series has long been seen in our shelves and we’re thrilled to celebrate Nobrow’s 10 years publishing beautiful books!

The 10th Nobrow magazine features 70 artists responding to our theme of ‘Studio Dreams’. This will be a number stamped limited edition hardback with a foiled four spot colour printed cover and a dust jacket poster.

World-renowned creators turn their hand to creating their dream studio spaces (whatever that might mean for each one) in this unique international showcase containing over 100 pages of illustration.

Some of those creators will be in attendance to sign copies of Nobrow 10!

Featured Signing Artists (will start at 7 PM):

– Joey Chou
– Loris Lora
– Sarah Soh
– Sally Deng
– Jarom Vogel
– Jun Cen
– Lisk Feng

Event Highlights:

– Nobrow 10 Artists in attendance & signing
– Exclusive book release of Nobrow10: Studio Dreams (Hardcover)

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – Road To Avengers: Infinity War Signing + Q&A

Press Release:

Get a look at the behind-the-scenes of Marvel’s films leading up to Infinity War on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Select artists will be here to talk about their work on film. Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new “Road To Avengers: Infinity War Vol.2” book.

*Special Marvel Cinematic Universe items will be available in store only! Don’t miss out!
*The artists will not be discussing or showing anything from Infinity War.

Admission:
$5 general admission
VIP tickets also available online

Featured Guests:
Ryan Meinerding – head of visual development
Jackson Sze – senior concept illustrator
Anthony Francisco – concept artist
Phil Saunders – concept artist
Jerad Marantz – concept artist
Bryan Andrews – storyboard artist

Event Schedule:
1:00 – 2:00 Artist Discussion Panel
2:00 – 2:30 Q & A
2:40 – 3:00 Intermission/Break
3:00 – 4:00 Book Signing

Ticket Types:
VIP Admission – Guaranteed entrance and seating in the first 2 rows. No waiting in line for entrance. Will be first to line up to get items signed. Limited to 2 tickets per person per purchase

General Admission – Guaranteed entrance. First come first serve seating, standing room available. Limited to 4 tickets per person per purchase.

Event Guidelines:
Due to limited quantity of copies, we will not take book orders over the phone prior to the panel & signing. Please plan to arrive early to purchase. Books are available at first come first served basis.
Due to time constraints, each attendee is allowed only 2 signing items per person. Artists will not be doing sketches.

If you do not purchase a book from us for signing, and you bring your own book, then an outside signing fee of $10 will be charged at the door.

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – One Small Step Screening + Panel

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present a special screening & panel of Taiko Studios’ first short film One Small Step. An original short film that follows the story of Luna, a Chinese-American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Join us at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday May 12th, 2018 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM and bring your questions for the Taiko team as they present their work process and discuss their experiences working as an independent animation studio.

TAIKO Studios was founded in 2017 by CEO Shaofu Zhang in both Los Angeles and Wuhan, China. As a truly international company, the studio endeavors to bridge eastern and western cultures together to create memorable stories with universal appeal.

ADMISSION
FREE (first come first serve)
Limited to 100 seats. Standing room also available.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
– One Small Step art book exclusive release.
– Art works of the team’s designs will be on display.
– More TBA.

FEATURING
Shaofu Zhang – Producer
Andrew Chesworth – Director
Bobby Pontillas – Director
Joy Johnson – CG Supervisor
Andrew Jennings – Head of Pipeline
Steve Horner – Music Composer

EVENT SCHEDULE
7:00 – 7:15 Film Screening
7:15 – 8:00 Artist Discussion Panel
8:00 – 8:30 Q & A (moderated by TBD)
8:40 – 9:00 Intermission/Break
9:00 – 10:00 Book Signing

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

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