TX – Godzilla: Rage Across Time #1 Signing

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Artist Matt Frank will be bringing his Godzilla expertise back to Austin Books & Comics for the debut of the new IDW Publishing series, Godzilla: Rage Across Time on Wednesday, August 24th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

IL – Paul Allor Signing

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Writer Paul Allor appears at Defiant Comics on Saturday, August 27th from noon till 4:00 PM to sign IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Universe #1 and Marvel Comics: A Year of Marvels: The Unstoppable #1!

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

John Byrne Makes Rare Appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas 2016 Convention

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Creation Entertainment’s 15th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2016 kicks off this week and one of the special guests in attendance will be John Byrne, a titan in his field whose contributions to comic books cannot be overstated.

Not only will Byrne be making a rare appearance at this week’s Star Trek convention, he will be signing copies of his Star Trek books for IDW Publishing at the IDW booth throughout the weekend. Please note that, in keeping with the theme of the convention, Byrne will only be signing his Star Trek works, including the brand-new New Visions Special “The Cage” photo-story, which will be making its convention debut here.

Fans can meet Mr. Byrne at IDW booth #54 and get their Star Trek books signed in Las Vegas this weekend as well as pick up IDW’s Convention Variant of the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration. IDW has commissioned a special triptych drawing by Star Trek artist J.K. Woodward chronicling the 50 years of Star Trek cast members and produced three variant covers. Each connecting cover is limited to only 250 copies, and the first cover, of Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be available for sale at the IDW table during the convention at a cost of $10 per copy. The remaining two connecting variants are show exclusive variants for the Star Trek Mission show in New York City, and the 2016 New York Comic Con, respectively.

TX – ROM #1 Variant Signing

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Press Release:

Bedrock City Comic Co. is excited to welcome artist Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects) to our Westheimer location on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM! Get your exclusive Bedrock City Variant Cover of Rom #1 signed by artist Nick Pitarra for FREE. Plus, when you purchase our exclusive cover, Nick will autograph as many other things you have of his too.

BONUS: Add a blank variant ROM #1 to your purchase and get a free Rom sketch on it as well.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
6516 Westheimer, Suite D, Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-0675

My Little Pony Creators Hoof It to Baltimore Comic Con 2016

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Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on September 2-4, 2016 at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year, the show welcomes numerous guests who have worked on My Little Pony, including Katie Cook, Andy Price, Nei Ruffino, Chad Thomas, and Thom Zahler. Tickets to the show are now on sale!

Katie Cook is a comic artist and writer that hails from the mitten state (as in Michigan, not that she is in the state of being a mitten). She currently puts an inordinate amount of time in on her creator-owned book, Gronk: A Monster’s Story (www.gronkcomic.com, printed through Action Lab Entertainment), as well as writing and drawing for IDW’s smash-hit My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She has also worked as a writer and/or illustrator on Adventure Time Comics from BOOM! Studios, Haunted Mansion for Marvel, Munchkin for BOOM! Studios, Fraggle Rock for Archaia and Star Wars for Scholastic Books. Her mother thinks she is funny.

Andy Price, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, is the main artist on IDW’s incredibly popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. When he’s not drawing ponies, Andy also contributes to Littlest Pet Shop (IDW), Wordgirl (BOOM! Studios), Adventure Time: Candy Capers (BOOM! Studios), Samurai Jack (IDW), Quantum Leap (Innovation), Haunted Mansion (Marvel), and Betty and Veronica (Archie).

Nei Ruffino, who has done a variant cover for IDW’s My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, is the creator of her self-published fantasy comic The Secret Life of Crows. In addition to writing, drawing, and inking a number of titles in her career, she is renowned as a colorist, working on projects such as Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel), Green Lantern (DC), Batman (DC), Superman (DC), Tales of Wonderland (Zenescope Entertainment), Grimm Fairy Tales (Zenescope Entertainment), and too many more to mention! She is also partner to the Rothic brands, working on titles like REM 8 and Southern Nightgown.

Joining us in the Kids Love Comics Pavilion in 2016, Chad Thomas is a freelance cartoonist working out of the greater Dallas area. Chad began drawing at the early age of 3 by obsessively watching old Disney cartoons. He attended the Savannah College of Art and Design from 1999-2003, earning his degree in Sequential Art, and began his career shortly after. Chad has provided art for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW), My Little Pony: Friends Forever (IDW), Adventure Time with Fiona and Cake (BOOM! Studios), The Middleman (Viper Comics), Mega Man (Archie), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (Archie), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures (IDW), and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures (IDW),

Thom Zahler is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. His early professional credits included lettering gigs for Marvel’s Crimson Dynamo, Claypool’s Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and DC Comics’ Looney Tunes. His self-published comic, Love and Capes, was later released through IDW, Also for IDW, you can find his more recent work writing and penciling IDW’s Long Distance, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Friends Forever, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. “We’re hyping these guests as My Little Pony creators, but in fact they are so much more than that,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These folks are a multi-talented bunch of individuals, with a wide range of noteworthy title credits and publishers on their resumes. Whether you’re coming for the sake of Ponies or for their many other works, we know you’re going to love these guests!”

TICKETS
General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see: baltimorecomiccon.com/about/hotels

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

CA – About Last Night Podcast w/ Kevin Eastman

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Press Release:

Join the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a LIVE recording of the About Last Night Podcast with co-hosts/comedians Adam Ray & Brad Williams plus special guest Kevin B. Eastman (co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for a night of laughs, TMNT talk, and fun!

Seating will be first come, first serve so get there early!

$15 General Admission – Enjoy the show with refreshments served

$30 Premium Ticket (limit 15) – In addition to the show and refreshments, this gets you VIP seating in the front, first in line for the signing to follow, plus a San Diego Comic Art Gallery Exclusive TMNT print by Kevin Eastman

Limit to 5 items per guest for Kevin to sign.

Tickets available at the link!

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

TX – Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything! Signing

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Cover artist Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects, The Red Wing) appears at Austin Books & Comics on Saturday, July 2, 2016 to sign IDW Publishing’s TMNT: Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything!

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Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

NY – TMNT Color Artist Signing

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Colorist Mike Garland appears at Heroes Your Mom Threw Out on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2:00 – 7:00 PM! Recently his work has been seen in THE VIOLENT, the covers of 4001 AD and now BEBOP AND ROCKSTEADY DESTROY EVERYTHING! #4 hits shelves on Wednesday, June 22nd. Mike colored the cover and interior pages as well!

Mike will offer $10 head sketches all day long! Grab your favorite books, some slices of pizza, wash it down with some ice cream and let’s all have a great time in Mike’s honor!

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Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop
130 West 14th Street, Elmira Heights NY 14903
(607) 737 1347

CA – Fistful of Blood‬ Release Party

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Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday May 6, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM to sign the BRAND NEW ‪Fistful of Blood‬ TPB and all your favorite TMNT comics and trades!!

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

CA – My Little Pony Signing

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Writers Barbara Randall Kesel and Christina Rice plus artists Agnes Garbowska, Sara Richard, and Tony Fleecs appear at Big Red Comics on Saturday April 23rd from 2:00 – 6:00 PM!

Big Red Comics
162 N Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
(714) 650-0813

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