MD – Goosebumps #1 Signing

Jeremy Lambert appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday December 23rd from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to sign Goosebumps #1 from IDW Publishing.

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Third Eye Comics
209 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

CA – 30 Days of Night #1 Signing

30 Days of Night co-creator Steve Niles signs at Brave New World Comics this Wednesday, December 20th from 2:30pm-4:30pm!

A selection of Niles’ highlight reel is also available for purchase, including the graphic novels Winnebago Graveyard v1, Breath of Bones A Tale of the Golem, Freaks of the Heartland, Mystery Society (featuring Saga’s Fiona Staples), early volumes of 30 Days of Night and more!

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Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue #6, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-4745

Free Comic Book Day 2018 Announces Gold Sponsor Comic Titles

Press Release:

The Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD happens each year on the first Saturday in May at participating comic book shops worldwide, with next year’s event taking place on May 5th, 2018.

The titles were curated by over twenty comic shop retailers who make up the FCBD Selection Committee and the comics feature something for everyone: from superheroes, to popular films and television shows, to beloved video game franchises, and all-ages favorites. The Gold Sponsor titles come from the industry’s top publishers, including:

  • DC Entertainment (TBA)
  • Marvel Comics (MARVEL AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)
  • Dark Horse Comics (OVERWATCH/BLACK HAMMER)
  • IDW Publishing (TRANSFORMERS: UNICRON: THE DARKEST HOUR #0)
  • Image Comics (BARRIER #1)
  • Archie Comics (RIVERDALE)
  • BOOM! Studios (MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS SPECIAL)
  • First Second Books (COMICS FRIENDS FOREVER)
  • Joe Books (DISNEY PRINCESS: ARIEL SPOTLIGHT)
  • Oni Press (INVADER ZIM: FLOOPSY BLOOPS SHMOOPSY)
  • Titan Comics (DOCTOR WHO #0)
  • VIZ Media (POKÉMON: SUN AND MOON / POKÉMON: HORIZON).

“With 91 titles submitted from over 70 publishers, the FCBD Retailer Committee had to make some tough choices for this year’s Free Comic Book Day,” said FCBD spokesperson Dan Manser, “but we think retailers and fans alike will be thrilled with the sponsor titles chosen for 2018. Free Comic Book Day is the comics industry’s most important event—a day to celebrate comic books and comic shops, and to introduce family and friends to the comics medium we all know and love. It’s important that the titles reflect the varied interests of people coming into stores these days—and we believe there’s a comic book for everyone this Free Comic Book Day!”

The full line-up of this year’s comic books will be announced next week, when thirty-eight additional FCBD Silver titles will be announced on Tuesday, December 19th. A complete listing of all fifty FCBD titles, as well as two education titles about the industry, will also be found in the January issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’ PREVIEWS catalog, on sale at all comic book shops December 27th, 2017.

MA – ROM/Micronauts #1 Signing

Cover artist Rich Wentworth appears at Larry’s Comics on Saturday, December 23rd from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign the first issue of ROM/Micronauts from IDW Publishing!

Rich will also be signing copies of ROM #13, and doing sketches and selling original art and prints. Come on down and grab that last minute Christmas present!

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Larry’s Comics
124 Tyngsboro Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
(978) 459-5323

CA – Kid Lobotomy #1 Signing

Artist Tess Fowler appears at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day! Tess will be meeting fans and signing her comics, including the new IDW/Black Crown series, Kid Lobotomy! 

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Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804

NJ – José Muñoz Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Scott Eder Gallery is very excited to present <<historietas>> a constellation of meanings, the first-ever U.S. show of Argentine illustrator José Muñoz, featuring artwork from the many issues of Alack Sinner, his seminal long-time collaboration with writer Carlos Sampayo. The gallery will also be offering art from Billie Holiday, the Muñoz-Sampayo graphic novel biography, as well as other select illustrations.

The gallery show follows the 2017 release of Alack Sinner: The Age of Innocence [IDW], the first of two volumes that present, for the first time in English, the complete Alack Sinner comics by the Muñoz-Sampayo team, as well as the recent release of Billie Holiday [NBM], also in hardcover in English for the first time.

Featuring nearly 60 pages of original pen and ink illustrations and sketches from Alack Sinner as well as original pages of art from Billie Holiday, the show opens on Dec. 1st, 2017.

Known for his heavily stylized, shadow-filled black and white imagery, José Muñoz has influenced generations of comic book artists. Many fans and critics consider Muñoz and Sampayo’s work to be a direct inspiration for Frank Miller’s Sin City. Muñoz himself has said, “I like the nerves, the gesture, the energy of the manual blurring that we can make appear between light and shadow, on the border between them, where they are always collaborating and discussing the limits. Both the shadow and the light excite me, differently.” [1]

The Alack Sinner stories, international bestsellers and Muñoz’s most famous work, feature Sinner, a hard-boiled private detective in a noirish, cinematic New York City of the past decades. Muñoz and Sampayo also weave a passion for jazz throughout the stories. This love of quintessentially American music more fully expresses itself in Billie Holiday, a poignant portrait of the singer’s tragic life.

This year’s prestigious “Yellow Kid: Maestro of Comics Award” winner at the international Lucca Comics Festival (as well as a 1983 winner), Muñoz’s work has also won a Harvey Award and the Max & Moritz “Outstanding Life’s Work” Special Prize, as well as three prizes at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, including the top Grand Prix.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1942, and a student of Alberto Breccia, Pablo Pereyra and Hugo Pratt, Muñoz moved to London in the early 1970s and there began his collaboration with Carlos Sampayo. He currently resides in Milan and Paris, but has a deep and passionate love for New York City.

The show opens on Friday, Dec. 1st, with an artist reception from 5-9 PM.

Special limited-edition prints [silkscreen and letterpress] created for the show, along with books, will also be available.

Scott Eder Gallery
888 Newark Ave, Suite 525, Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 630-4931

CA – My Little Pony Signing

Artist Andy Price signs and sketches at Comickaze on Monday, November 13th at 6:00 PM! Acclaimed for his work on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Andy has also done illustration work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Innovation Comics, and the Rittenhouse Archives. His other comics work includes licensed titles based on the television series Quantum Leap and WordGirl.

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Comickaze
2750 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 363-0004

UK – Transformers: Lost Light Signing

Writer James Roberts and artist Jack Lawrence appear at Orbital Comics on Friday 10 November from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the trade of TRANSFORMERS: LOST LIGHT from IDW Publishing!

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

NC – Transformers Celebration Signing

Meet Transformers artist and inker Brian Shearer at Acme Comics for a signing on Saturday November 4th!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NH – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day 2017 Signing

Artist Ben Bishop signs at Double Midnight Comics on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to celebrate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Day 2017!

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
603-669-9636

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