February 21, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Australia, California, Canada, Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Horror, Indiana, Michigan, Movies, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Texas, Video Games
KEVIN EASTMAN, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and longtime publisher of Heavy Metal, kicks off a year of touring across the United States and abroad this weekend with an appearance at Jared’s Epic Party in Dallas, TX! Visit Kevin’s website for full details of all his original art available for sale and regular updates about his schedule. And stay in touch with Kevin on Facebook and Twitter!
|Upcoming 2014 appearances and signings …..
March 2 - Sac Con – Sacramento, CA
March 28 and 29 – DLUX Expo – Detroit, MI
April 5 and 6 – Gem City Comic Con – Dayton, OH
April 25 & 26 - Calgary Comic Con, Canada
May 9 & 10 - WAP! Comic Con, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 31 & June 1 - Indy Pop Con, Indianapolis, IN
June 6 & 7 - Niagara Falls CC, Niagara Falls, Canada
June 21 - Heroes Con, Charlotte, NC
July 12 & 13 - Capitol City Comic Con – Austin, TX
July 24-27 - San Diego Comicon – San Diego, CA
Sept 12 & 13 - Wizard World – Richmond, VA
Sept 26-27 - Alamo City – San Antonio, TX
October – Australia and New Zealand TBA
Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, and Brian Ash sign on Saturday, March 1st from 5:00 till 8:00 pm at Meltdown Comics for the release of BLACK DYNAMITE #1!
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Writer Joe Hill appears at Stairway to Heaven to sign his latest graphic novel Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega on Saturday, February 8th from 4:30 to 5:30! Joe says on his blog, “You can find Stairway down the steps, beneath Water Street Books. I might do some bad doodles, you never know. And even if I don’t doodle, I’m confident I will be able to correctly spell my name. Come see me!”
Stairway to Heaven Comics
121 Water Street 2W Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
Stephen Mooney will be signing our EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATED hardcover edition of HALF PAST DANGER at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 5th February from 6 – 7pm!
History meets Prehistory in this two-fisted race against time!
Summer, 1943, and in the midst of a war waged by monsters, Staff Sergeant Tommy ‘Irish’ Flynn never expected to encounter a real one. But on a remote island in the South Pacific theatre, Flynn and his squad come face-to-fanged-face with creatures long thought dead!
Stephen Mooney is an Irish illustrator working in the fields of Comic Books, Animation and Video Games. His credits include the New York Times best-selling Joss Whedon’s Angel and his current hit creator owned series, Half Past Danger, both for IDW Publishing. Stephen resides and works in Monaghan, Ireland with his wife.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
San Diego based artist and all-around great guy, Joe Phillips (Silver Surfer, Wonder Woman, Star Trek) received the shocking and very unfortunate news last November that due to complications from undiagnosed diabetes he would have to undergo surgery to amputate his right foot.
Many freelance artists struggle with the high costs of health insurance and sadly Phillips is no different. Therefore, IDW Publishing and Comickaze Comics, Books and More are joining forces to raise funds to help Phillips with the financial burden resulting from this unexpected and tragic event. We invite you to join Joe’s friends, family, and fans for an evening of art, local craft beer, and loving support.
Attendees will have an opportunity to get sketches and signatures from local artists, including Joe, and mingle with IDW staff, including Ted Adams, CEO & Publisher, who will be available for portfolio reviews and conversation about the comic business.
Our goal is to raise a total of $15,000 (or more) and there will be many different options available so attendees can contribute to this very worthy cause and get some truly unique items in return. 100% of all proceeds will go to Joe Phillips and IDW Publishing will match total donations up to $5,000.
Raffle ($5.00 each)
Enter for a chance to win one (1) of five (5) copies of Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before – Red Label from IDW Limited. $125 retail value, limited to 175 hand-numbered copies, mounted signature page signed by Mike Johnson, Joe Phillips & Tim Bradstreet, with a set of EIGHT exclusive lithographs in a hardcover portfolio (http://idwlimited.com/series/startrek/star-trek-where-no-man-has-gone-before-red-label.html)
Enter for a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE (1) copy of Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before – Black Label from IDW Limited. $300 retail value, limited to 50 hand-numbered copies, features original artwork from Joe Phillips secured in a hardcover portfolio, mounted signature page signed by Mike Johnson, Joe Phillips & Tim Bradstreet, with a set of EIGHT exclusive lithographs. (http://idwlimited.com/star-trek-where-no-man-has-gone-before-black-label.html)
Comic Sketches ($10.00 – $55.00)
Your choice of sketch cards or IDW blank cover comics (minimum 1, maximum 11). These will be the only items eligible to receive sketches/signatures at this event.
If pre-ordered at www.comickaze.com you will receive one (1) extra card for free. Pre-order sketch cards available for pick up at the event with a copy of your PayPal receipt. Limit one (1) free sketch card per person.
Artists scheduled to appear: Carlos D’Anda, Jeromy Cox, Lance Hutto, Batton Lash, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Sinclair (Alex has also donated a limited edition print to raffle at the event) and more to come!
$10.00: For every $10 donated, receive one (1) IDW graphic novel.
$25.00: For every $25 donated, receive three (3) IDW graphic novels.
$100.00: Get Your Book Lettered by Robbie Robbins (Locke & Key). Maximum 3, up to 32 pages each.
Bidding will start at $50.00 for a chance to have a tour of IDW Publishing headquarters guided by Ted Adams, which will culminate in a trip to the IDW warehouse where he’ll give you the chance to stock up your IDW library.
For those of you who cannot make this event and would still like to contribute, there is a “Donate” button at www.comickaze.com.
About Comickaze Comics, Books and More
Comickaze is San Diego’s multi award winning retailer of comics, books and pop culture items. Widely recognized for offering one of the largest and most diverse selections of comics and graphic novels in the state, Comickaze is celebrating its 21st year of serving San Diego readers in it’s Clairemont location.
Join writer Douglas Wolk for a Brief History of Judge Dredd and discussion of his new IDW series JUDGE DREDD MEGA CITY 2 at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday January 18th from 6-8pm.
The author will also sign copies of the first issue.
THE STORY: As part of a judicial exchange program, Dredd is sent packing to Mega-City Two, a sprawling city covering 5,000 square miles of the Californian West Coast and centered in what was once known as Los Angeles, where he soon discovers that they do things differently there. We could have told him that!
Douglas Wolk is one of our favorite people and honorary citizen of Earth-2. Journalist and scholar, he is known for READING COMICS: HOW GRAPHIC NOVELS WORK AND WHAT THEY MEAN.
He writes the DREDD RECKONING blog and also did 52 PICK-UP, a weekly analysis/annotation of DC’s 52 series. He writes about music and comics for a variety of publications including the Los Angeles Time, New York Times, Rolling Stone and others.
Refreshments will be served.
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
SNL’s Taran Killam and co-writer Marc Andreyko appear at Midtown Comics Grand Central on Monday, December 16, 2013 from noon till 2:00 pm for a special signing of their new comic from IDW Publishing The Illegitimates #1.
Purchase of The Illegitimates #1 is required to attend the event.
459 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10017
Come meet Gordon Purcell, artist of the new Ben10 comic book series from IDW comics and Protectors Inc from Image Comics, this Saturday, November 23rd from 1 to 4PM at Comic Book College. Gordon will be available to sign your copies of the comic books and available for doing commission sketches!
COMIC BOOK COLLEGE
3145 Hennepin Ave. So. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Over the weekend of November 1st – 3rd downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by one of the fastest growing conventions: Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo. For IDW’s first appearance at the show, the publisher is bringing along some very special guests and exclusives.
On Saturday November 2nd at 10:30 AM in room 308AB join Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall, Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier, and IDW President Greg Goldstein as they set the stage for IDW’s upcoming 15th year anniversary. Bring some questions, and come prepared for a lively discussion in a unique town hall format. You just might walk away with a free book! With sneak peeks, and a few tricks up their sleeves, this will not be a panel to miss!
Be sure to stop by the IDW booth (712) to pick up the Comikaze exclusive variant of Mars Attacks/Judge Dredd #3 by John McCrea featuring Stan (The Man) Lee! Along with this special $10 variant, IDW will have a library’s worth of your favorite books to stock up on! And watch the IDW Facebook and Twitter feeds for special deals on books throughout the show!
Throughout the convention the IDW booth will also host a number of great signings:
Friday November 1st
3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
5:00 – 6:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
Saturday November 2nd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:30 The Other Dead – Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch, and Special Guest Kevin Eastman (of TMNT fame!)
3:00 – 4:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
4:00 – 5:00 Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery
5:00 – 6:00 Amelia Cole & The Unknown World – D.J. Kirkbride
Sunday November 3rd
12:00 – 1:00 Transformers – Livio Ramondelli, Mairghread Scott
1:00 – 2:00 My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs
5:00 – 6:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry
Stan Lee’s Comikaze is set to have its biggest year yet, and IDW is excited to be a part of it!
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; and Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
IDW Limited has launched an art competition on the website Infected By Art. The Grand Prize Winner will not only receive exclusive Locke & Key merchandise but also the opportunity to be a paid participant in an upcoming IDW Limited original art project!
Draw or paint your personal (or imagined!) fears into the bottle so you can conquer them once and for all!
Submission Period: October 17 – November 17, 2013
Fan Voting Period: November 12 – November 18, 2013
Fears… We’ve all got them to one degree or another. Your challenge is to create a work of art that shows off your real or imagined fears using the image below as a template to follow. There is no fee to enter this contest, and we’re providing some great prizes as well, including the opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner to be a paid participant in an upcoming IDW Limited original art project!
Once the November 17th deadline at midnight is hit, Locke & Key creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will each select one Runner Up and together they will also select the Grand Prize Winner. Fan voting will help select the 3rd Runner Up.
Remember, you have to use this image as the basis for what you create, but let your imaginations run wild! We allow each artist to submit up to 3 images towards the competition. Fan Voters will be allowed to vote for a maximum of 2 pieces of artwork they feel are most worthy. If you have any questions please contact Infected by Art.
The set up – as it appeared in LOCKE & KEY - is Kinsey (the female character) has removed aspects from her head she doesn’t like, inside the bottle is the physical manifestation of her fear & sadness. Details on How To Enter.
THE IMAGE FILE YOU NEED TO WORK FROM
In order to submit your artwork to this contest, you must first save this image to your computer. To create a piece of traditional artwork you will need to transfer it to whatever surface you wish to work on (bluelined, etc), or use this file as the basis for of your digital artwork. Your entry must contain all elements from this image in order to qualify for entry.
ABOUT LOCKE & KEY
Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns, Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them… and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all… Visit the LOCKE & KEY website for more information about the series!
ORIGINAL IMAGE AS IT APPEARED IN THE COMIC