NYC – Make Comics Like The Pros Signing

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Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, two of the biggest comic book writers, team up for a special signing of their new book Make Comics Like The Pros, at 6:30 PM on Friday, November 14th at Midtown Comics Downtown!

Make Comics Like The Pros
Writers: Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente

Fan-favorite comic book writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente reveal the secrets of comics’ top talents in Make Comics Like the Pros. The authors take readers step by step through the comics creation process from idea to finished work, and along the way offer examples and insights from their own careers as well as their collaborators’. Not only that, but Pak and Van Lente also join forces with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover to produce an original comic inside the book! Make Comics Like the Pros gives comic book hopefuls the tools they need to reach the next level of sequential arts stardom.

-Purchase appreciated by the creators.

Greg and Fred will also be hosting a small Q&A for some lucky attendees after the signing at 8PM. Those in attendance will also receive free signed comics and other prizes! Look for details on how to win a seat!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

CA – Hero Initiative Membership Drive 2014

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Press Release:

Artists Mike Kunkel (Herobear and the Kid), Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake), Noelle Stevenson (Adventure Time), and Hannah Nance Partlow (Adventure Time: Candy Capers) will be on hand at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday February 22nd from 1-4pm to provide FREE sketches on KaBOOM’s famous Get-a-Sketch covers to those who become new 2014 Hero Initiative Members! Hero Initiative is a non-profit organization that assists comics creators in medical and financial need. Prospective members of Hero Initiative can sign up with a minimum contribution of $29. Every new member will receive a FREE sketch from their artist of choice, but get there early!

**JUST ADDED: Artists Yehudi Mercado and Jacob Wyatt**

People can sign up for membership at the event, or in advance at the link…

If you’ve signed up in advance, BRING YOUR PAYPAL RECEIPT to get your free sketch cover! Don’t miss out!

For more information or directions, visit www.GoldenAppleComics.com

About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! Studios acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and other many great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

CA – Quick Sketching Signing

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Animator Ron Husband appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday November 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM to sign his new book, Quick Sketching! A veteran of Disney Studios Mr. Husband worked on many feature films including The Rescuers, Pete’s Dragon, The Small One, The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Co., The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Fantasia 2000, and Treasure Planet before moving on from the animation world into the publishing world and working as a  Character Artist for Disney Consumer Products.

Barnes & Noble
13400 Maxella, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
310-306-3213

NYC – Not At Comic Con Party 2013

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Brian Wood and Fred Van Lente sign at Midtown Comics Downtown to celebrate not being at Comic Con this Saturday July 20th! Plus Sales and Giveaways All Day Long! Details on their Facebook page!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

ND – True Strength Signing

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Kevin Sorbo signs his memoir at Barnes & Noble on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM!

About the book:

On television, Kevin Sorbo portrayed an invincible demigod; in his real life, a sudden health crisis left him partially blind and incapacitated at just thirty-eight years old. Yet since appearances are everything in Hollywood, he hid the full details about his condition from the press and continued to film Hercules, which was the number one TV series in the world. In this inspiring memoir, Sorbo shares the story of the crisis that ultimately redefined his measure of success.

True Strength is the story of transformation, persistence, and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Sorbo reflects on his childhood in Minnesota and his early acting days in Hollywood, to his charmed life as television’s beloved Hercules, and where he is today. He recounts the onset of his symptoms, his frightening hospitalization, and his arduous path to recovery. With this honest account of personal tragedy and triumph, Sorbo aims to blaze a trail for those who have ever suffered acute illness or a serious setback in life and are now struggling to find their way back.

Barnes & Noble
1201 42 St SW, Fargo, ND 58103
701-281-1002

Wizard Wizard Chicago Comic Con 2012 Adds Kevin Sorbo

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Press Release:

A ‘Herculean’ Addition:  Kevin Sorbo To Attend 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

Top TV Star For More Than Two Decades Joins 50+ Other Celebrities, Dozens of Top Creators At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, August 9-12

Hercules SorboNEW YORK and ROSEMONT, Ill., June 20, 2012 – Kevin Sorbo, known across the globe for his portrayal of the title character in the popular “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” series, will appear as a special guest at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, August 9-12 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  Sorbo, who has enjoyed continuous success on television for the past 20 years, will meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos at Wizard World’s longest running and highest-attended show.

The immense popularity of five initial two-hour “Hercules” telefilms in 1993 resulted in the launch of a weekly series by 1994 and helped launch Sorbo’s path to stardom. The series not only became a breakout hit by becoming the number one first-run program in syndication, it also passed “Baywatch” as the most watched TV show in the world.  The innovative action hour revitalized the entire action/adventure genre on television and fostered two spin-off series, “Xena, Warrior Princess”, and “Young Hercules”.  Sorbo also directed two episodes of the show, and co-wrote one installment.

Following the success of “Hercules,” Sorbo went on to star in the lead role of “Captain Dylan Hunt” in “Gene Roddenberry’s, Andromeda.” The series, based upon writings from the late “Star Trek” creator’s archives, debuted as the number one hour show in first run syndication and held that spot throughout it’s five year run from 2000-2005.

Sorbo will join other headliners like William Shatner, Stan Lee, Tom Felton, Scott Bakula, Jon Bernthal, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and WWE® Superstars CM Punk™ and John Cena®, notable artists Carlos Pacheco, George Pérez, Greg Capullo at the Midwest’s No. 1 Pop Culture Convention.

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con (August 9-12), produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2012 DATES *****
August 9-12, 2012 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
TBD, 2013 – Wizard World Toronto Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con

CA – Hercules Signs

Kevin Sorbo signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday October 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM!

Author Event
On television, Kevin Sorbo portrayed Hercules, an invincible demigod. True Strength is his story of transformation, persistence and hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Special Instructions
Note: This is a wristbanded event. Please check back for complete guidelines.

Barnes & Noble
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

 

NJ – Hercules Signs

Kevin Sorbo signs at Bookends on Wednesday October 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM!

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

NYC – Hercules Signs

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Actor Kevin Sorbo joins us to discuss his book True Strength: My Journey From Hercules to Mere Mortal — and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life on Monday October 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Priority seating for those who buy a book. Please call the store for details.

Barnes & Noble – Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007
212-587-5389

MA – Blue Sky Lecture

Animation Artist William H. Frake III appears on Thursday, July 21, 5:30

Join us for an engaging evening of conversation with William H. Frake III, an innovative artist who will create drawings on the spot as he shares stories of his extraordinary career in animation—from the art of the traditional cel to the digital world.

During his outstanding career, William H. Frake III has worked as a layout and story artist on many animation projects for television and feature length films. Alvin and the Chipmunks, Cabbage Patch Kids, Scooby Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, Pound Puppies, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Muppet Babies, Hercules, Pocahontas, the Ice Age series, Robots, Horton Hears a Who!, and Rio, are among his many credits.

The evening talk is presented as part of the Museum’s “Blue Sky & Beyond” summer program series, that celebrates the art of visual storytelling and the contributions of noted American illustrators and filmmakers. These visionaries combine artistry and technology to create compelling new realities.

A reception with the artist will follow the program. Free for members, or with Museum admission.

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262

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