CAPS Launches Stan & Sharon Sakai Benefit Auction on March 6th

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**UPDATE** Auctions begin TODAY on eBay starting at 5PM PST/8PM EST at the link!!

Press Release:

CAPS TO LAUNCH ART AUCTION FEATURING ORIGINAL WORKS BY MATT GROENING, JACK DAVIS, MIKE MIGNOLA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, ADAM HUGHES AND HUNDREDS MORE TO BENEFIT FELLOW CARTOONIST STAN SAKAI AND FAMILY

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care for Sharon Sakai, the wife of respected cartoonist and longtime CAPS member Stan Sakai, creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO. Sharon has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is currently at home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicine that costs more than the Sakai’s insurance covers. 100% of the proceeds of these auctions will go directly to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help pay their ongoing medical expenses.

Known for his exquisite work with female characters, J. Scott Campbell created this wonderful ink drawing to benefit Sharon & Stan Sakai in the CAPS auction.

Known for his exquisite work with female characters, J. Scott Campbell created this wonderful ink drawing to benefit Sharon & Stan Sakai in the CAPS auction.

The CAPS auctions will be conducted through eBay.com beginning on Thursday, March 6, with a new set of auctions every following Thursday. Each auction, sold under the seller name of “CAPSauction”, will be ten days in length with twenty to forty items in each set of auctions. The donations of original artwork and collectibles (including newly created art unique to this event, vintage comic book pages, comic strips, illustrations, animation art, limited edition statues, and IDW Artist’s editions books) number over three hundred with new items arriving every day.

Contributors include: Adam Hughes, Alex Maleev, Arthur Adams, Batton Lash, Eric Powell, Jan Duursema, Jerry Ordway, Jordi Bernet, Matt Groening, Michael Allred, Mike Mignola, Paul Gulacy, Sanjuliàn, Scott Shaw!, Jim Steranko, Tim Sale, William Stout, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cameron Stewart, Dan Brereton, Daniel Parsons, Dave Gibbons, Dean Yeagle, Doug Sneyd, Dustin Nguyen, Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez, Sergio Aragonés, Fabio Moon, Francisco Francavilla, Gene Ha, Geof Darrow, Gilbert Hernandez, Jack Davis, James O’Barr, Kevin Eastman, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Smith, Kazu Kibuishi, Liam Sharp, Tom Richmond, Michael Jantze, Olivia, Oscar Martin, Paul Chadwick, Richard Corben, Tom Mandrake, Walter Simonson, Charles Vess, Dan Spiegle, J. Scott Campbell and many more.

Many of the pieces featuring Usagi Yojimbo will appear in a new oversized hardcover book from Dark Horse, THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO, which will be released on July 23, 2014. All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai. Much of the custom Usagi Yojimbo art created for this book will also be sold as a part of CAPS’ online auctions.

These fund-raising auctions will be promoted through ComicArtFans.com, and the CAPS – COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY Facebook page where you will be able to see updated information such as when certain pieces will be auctioned.

Marble Season Signing Tour

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Gilbert Hernandez goes on tour for Marble Season in April & May 2013! Gilbert will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today. Seriously folks, don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.

Here are his dates written out nice ‘n’ neat! It’s going to be a GOOD spring.

BALTIMORE: Monday April 15th, 5:30 pm
101 Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University

NEW YORK CITY: Tuesday April 16th, 7 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Ave.

MONTREAL: Wednesday April 17th, 7 pm
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Bernard O.

CHICAGO: Thursday April 18th, 7 pm
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave.

PORTLAND, OR: Sunday April 21st, 7:30 pm
Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside

LOS ANGELES: Wednesday April 24th, 7:30 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.

FORT WORTH, TX: Friday April 26th
Texas Library Association, Forth Worth Convention Center

TORONTO: Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th
TCAF, Toronto Reference Library

CA – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Skylight Books on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm!

Press Release: 

Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (LOVE & ROCKETS) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel MARBLE SEASON, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing.  These silver age comics not only influenced MARBLE SEASON, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creator they are today.

MARBLE SEASON is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by  acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, MARBLE SEASON is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and worldbuilding in childhood.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: 323.660.1175

OR – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Powell’s Books on Sunday, April 21st at 7:30 pm!

Press Release:

Marble Season (Drawn & Quarterly) is the semiautobiographical novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, author of the epic masterpiece Palomar and co-creator, with his brothers, Jaime and Mario, of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series. Marble Season tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comic legends but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in 1960s suburban California. Pop-culture references — TV shows, comic books, and music — saturate this evocative story of a young family navigating cultural and neighborhood norms set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics. An all-ages story, Marble Season masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood, making it a coming-of-age story that is as resonant with the children of today as with the children of the ’60s.

Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

IL – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday April 18th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Join beloved cartoonist  (LOVE & ROCKETS) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel MARBLE SEASON, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funny books to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing.  These silver age comics not only influenced MARBLE SEASON, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creator they are today.

MARBLE SEASON is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by  acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, MARBLE SEASON is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and world-building in childhood.

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

QC – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Wednesday, April 17th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez as he launches MARBLE SEASON, the first semi-autobiographical story about his childhood in suburban California.

Hernandez will present “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels”, a fascinating slide show tribute to the legacy of the comics he read as a kid. He’ll talk about the silver age comics featured in MARBLE SEASON, which helped set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.

The presentation will be followed by a Q+A and signing, so don’t miss your chance to get to know the man behind thirty years of alternative comics history.

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Mercredi 17 avril à 19h

Venez rencontrer le grand bédéiste Gilbert Hernandez pour le lancement de MARBLE SEASON, la première histoire semi-autobiographique de son enfance dans la banlieue californienne.

Hernandez présentera « From Funny Books to Graphic Novels, » un diaporama qui rend hommage aux bandes dessinées qu’il a lu étant enfant. Il parlera des BD classiques que l’on retrouve dans MARBLE SEASON et qui ont influencé Gilbert ainsi que ses frères Jaime et Mario dès leur jeunesse, tous les trois devenus depuis des créateurs véritablement légendaires.

Une période de questions/réponses, ainsi qu’une séance de dédicace suivra la présentation. Ne manquez pas cette occasion de mieux connaître l’homme derrière trente ans de carrière qui ont marqué l’histoire de la bande dessinée.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

NYC – Marble Season Signing

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Gilbert Hernandez signs at the Housing Works Bookstore on Tuesday, April 16th AT 7:00PM.

Press Release:

Join beloved cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets) as he launches his new D+Q graphic novel Marble Season, his first semiautobiographical story of his childhood. Hernandez will present a fascinating slide show “From Funnybooks to Graphic Novels” featuring the comics of his childhood, in addition to a Q+A and signing. These silver age comics not only influenced Marble Season, but also set the course for Gilbert, as well as his brothers Jaime and Mario, to become the legendary comics creators they are today.

Marble Season is the first ever semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez of Love & Rockets, and is also his first graphic novel for Drawn & Quarterly. Meet Huey. He’s the middle child of a big family, growing up in a California suburb in the 1960s. He stages Captain America plays in the backyard and treasures his older brother’s comic-book collection almost as much as his approval. Set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics, Marble Season is a subtle and deft rumination on the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and worldbuilding in childhood.

Housing Works
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

MD – Marble Season Lecture

marble_seasonGilbert Hernandez appears at Johns Hopkins University for a lecture and signing on Monday April 15th at 5:30 pm!

Press Release:

Join the Homewood Art Workshops in welcoming Spring ’13 Visiting Artist Gilbert Hernandez! An acclaimed cartoonist/graphic novelist who, with brother Jaime, created the brilliant series Love & Rockets, Hernandez makes his first visit to Johns Hopkins on Monday, April 15. He will present a fascinating slide show on the evolution of his work, “From Funny Books to Graphic Novels,” at 5:30 p.m. in Mattin 101,F. Ross Jones Bldg.

Immediately following his talk, Hernandez will sign copies of his new semi-autobiographical novel, Marble Season.

Johns Hopkins University
101 Mattin Center, Baltimore, MD

WA – Love & Rockets 30th Anniversary

Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez celebrate 30 years of Love & Rockets at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm! Special musical guest Geneviève Castrée performs.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA 98108

Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is honored to host Love and Rockets: A 30th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00-11:00pm. This will be the opening reception for a career-spanning retrospective exhibition including more than 50 pieces of original artwork from the groundbreaking Fantagraphics comic. This event coincides with the annual Alternative Press Expo (APE), which takes place at San Francisco’s Concourse on October 13 and 14. Special guests for this party include Love and Rockets creators Jaime, Gilbert, and Mario Hernandez, with additional guests to be announced.

Visitors will enjoy food and drink from local vendors, live drawing events, and the company of dozens of talented cartoonists. Admission for the event is on a sliding scale, from $5 to $50, with guests encouraged to donate whatever they can to support the Cartoon Art Museum. Guests who donate $20 or more will receive an exclusive 30th anniversary print courtesy of Fantagraphics Books.

All proceeds from this reception will benefit The Cartoon Art Museum, a non-profit educational museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and display of original cartoon art in all its forms.

Tickets can be purchased at the museum on October 13, but they may also be pre-purchased through Guestist Ticketing.

For more information about the Alternative Press Expo, please visit their website.

Also on display in October 2012:

Sketchtravel: Acclaimed artists Dice Tsutsumi of Japan and Gerald Guerlais of France originated Sketchtravel as an international charity art project. A simple red sketchbook was passed from one artist to another, not unlike an Olympic torch, in an artistic relay through 12 countries over the course of four years. The end result was a beautiful sketchbook containing the personal visions of 71 exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists including Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Studio Ghibli founder and animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. This sketchbook was sold at auction in 2011, raising funds for Room to Read, an international literacy non-profit, and helping to build five libraries in five third-world nations so far.

The Art of ParaNorman: The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents original works of art from the feature film ParaNorman, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and released nationwide by Focus Features on August 17, 2012. The exhibition features concept art, puppets, costumes and more from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s second stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D. In stop-motion animation, everything seen on screen actually exists in the real world, as opposed to computer-generated animation.

Small Press Spotlight on Jonas Madden-Connor: The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the art of self-publisher Jonas Madden-Connor in the latest installment of its ongoing Small Press Spotlight.

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