CA – Eclipse Vol. 2 Signing

Writer Zack Kaplan signs Eclipse from Image Comics at Comickaze on Saturday, August 12th at 4:00 PM.

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

CA – Elephantmen 10th Anniversary Signing

Richard Starkings, acclaimed comic strip letterer and writer/creator of Elephantmen (published by Image Comics), appears at Collector’s Paradise from NOON to Closing on Wednesday, August 23rd to celebrate the series’ 10th Anniversary.

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Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
818-999-9455

OH – Moonstruck #1 Variant Signing

Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, and Lauren McCubbin appear at 2nd & Charles on Saturday, August 12th at 5:00 PM to sign the Fried Pie variant cover of MOONSTRUCK #1 from Image Comics.

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2nd & Charles
350 E Stroop Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45429
(937) 298-6540

OR – Lazarus X+66 #2 Signing

Writer Aaron Duran appears at Bridge City Comics on Saturday, August 26th at 6:00 PM.

Duran will be signing copies of Lazarus X+66 #2 (his debut comic with Image Comics) as well as copies of The Forgotten Tyrs Volume 2: Rise of the First City, the second volume in his Grizzlydale young adult novel series. Copies of both will be available for purchase (as well as copies of his first Forgotten Tyrs novel). This signing is all ages and refreshments will be provided for free!

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227
(503) 282-5484

2017 Ringo Awards Final Ballot Announced

Press Release:

The 2017 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, the Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support, both in talking about us on their websites, blogs, and social media feeds, and by submitting their nominations.

With the nomination deadline looming, we continued to see significant volume each day, and determined we needed to extend our original voting deadline to accommodate as many interested participants as we reasonably could without adversely impacting our ability to release and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.

Voting on the 2017 Final Ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited with creating comics professionally. We now present the inaugural Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Final Ballot.

Fan and Pro Nomination Categories

* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)

  • Daniel Clowes
  • Steve Conley
  • Hernandez Brothers
  • Aydin Anh Huynh (Snailords)
  • Kaitlyn Narvaza (instantmiso)
  • Skottie Young

* Best Writer

  • PJ Haarsma & Alan Tudyk
  • Jody Houser
  • Tom King
  • Robert Kirkman
  • Jeff Lemire
  • Alan Moore
  • Mark Waid
  • David Walker
  • Gerard Way

* Best Artist or Penciller

  • Kaare Andrews
  • Cliff Chiang
  • Rafael de Latorre
  • Mitch Gerards
  • Jason Johnson
  • Jason Latour
  • Dustin Nguyen
  • Fiona Staples

* Best Inker

  • Mark Brooks
  • Jeremy Freeman
  • Jonathan Glapion
  • Jason Latour
  • Jae Lee
  • Danny Miki
  • Sean Murphy
  • Victor Olazaba

* Best Letterer

  • Clayton Cowles
  • Taylor Esposito
  • Todd Klein
  • Troy Peteri
  • John Workman

* Best Colorist

  • Jordie Bellaire
  • Tamra Bonvillain
  • Elizabeth Breitweiser
  • Laura Martin
  • Rico Renzi
  • Sarah Stone
  • Matt Wilson

* Best Cover Artist

  • Frank Cho
  • Mike Del Mundo
  • JG Jones
  • Phil Noto
  • Ryan Sook
  • Fiona Staples
  • Sana Takeda

* Best Series

  • Faith, Valiant Entertainment
  • Paper Girls, Image Comics
  • Saga, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures
  • Vision, Marvel Comics

* Best Single Issue or Story

  • Deadly Hands of Criminal, Image Comics
  • DC Universe Rebirth #1, DC Comics
  • Emancipation Day, Redistrictedcomics.com
  • Faith #1, Valiant Entertainment
  • Locke & Key: Small World, IDW Publishing

* Best Original Graphic Novel

  • Ghosts, Scholastic/Graphix
  • March: Book III, Top Shelf Productions
  • Patience, Daniel Clowes, Fantagraphics
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second
  • Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, DC Comics

* Best Anthology

  • Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics
  • Island, Image Comics
  • Love is Love, DC Comics/IDW Publishing
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, DC Comics

* Best Humor Comic

  • Adventures of God, Line Webtoons
  • Blue Chair, Line Webtoons
  • Giant Days, BOOM! Studios
  • I Hate Fairyland, Image Comics
  • Jughead, Archie Comics
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Marvel Comics

* Best Comic Strip or Panel

  • Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Universal Uclick
  • Dick Tracy, Joe Staton & Mike Curtis, Tribune Media Services
  • Foxtrot, Bill Amend, Universal Press Syndicate
  • Mutts, Patrick McDonnell, King Features Syndicate
  • Pearls Before Swine, Stephan Pastis, Universal Uclick

* Best Webcomic

* Best Non-fiction Comic Work

  • Cooking Comically
  • Dark Night, A True Batman Story, DC Comics
  • March: Book Three, Top Shelf Productions
  • ReDistrictedComics.com
  • Rolling Blackouts, Drawn and Quarterly
  • Tetris: The Games People Play, First Second

* Best Presentation in Design

  • Aliens 30th Anniversary: The Original Comic Series, Dark Horse Comics
  • Al Williamson’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Artist Edition, IDW Publishing
  • Britannia, Valiant Entertainment
  • Legacy of Luther Strode, Image Comics
  • Mike Mignola’s Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects: Artist’s Edition Hardcover, IDW Publishing
  • Moebius Library: The World of Edena, Dark Horse Books
  • The ODY-C: Cycle One Hardcover, Image Comics
  • Spectrum, Automatic Pictures

Comic pros can navigate to the website to submit their vote.

In addition to Final Ballot categories, both Fan-Only Favorites from the nomination ballot and Hero Initiative Awards (The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award and The Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award) will be presented at the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards ceremony the evening of September 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC – Rocket Girl #8 Signing

 

Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday August 2nd at 6:00 PM to sign Rocket Girl #8!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

TX – Rockstars Signings

Writer Joe Harris and artist Megan Hutchison, creators of ROCKSTARS, appear at all three Bedrock City Comics Co. locations on Saturday August 19th to sign, sketch, sell prints, and share with you some of the great ROCK CONSPIRACY THEORY stories every told!

ROCKSTARS TOUR DATES (RSVP at the links)
FM1960 location: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Washington location 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Sugar Land location 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Get your copy of ROCKSTARS Vol. 1 for only $9.99 from your local Bedrock City Comic Co. location and receive a FREE temporary tattoo AND a coupon good for 20% off a regular priced product from Cactus Music‘s ROCKSTARS display!!!

What does the sigil represent? Find out this summer!! You’re gonna want to pick these comics up! Trust me!

…and may we suggest that you check out the playlist that accompanies the book on Spotify!

Pre-Order
ROCKSTARS #6
out 8/16/17

NEW STORY ARC
“CHILDREN OF THE BEAST,” Part One
Devilishly deviant ROCKSTARS returns with a heavy metal mystery to sell your soul to! Self-proclaimed “rock ‘n’ roll investigators” Jackie Mayer and Dorothy Buell uncover a sinister connection between an ’80s metal legend and the hot, new shredding sensation Dani Dangerous. Smart and darkly fun, ROCKSTARS is a head-banging, demonic descent behind the music.

Megan Hutchison will do quick sharpie sketches of Jackie, Dorothy or Skydog for free during our ROCKSTARS signings on August 19th. Megan is also available for commissions ahead of time! Prices are as follows:
4″x 6″ $30
5″x 7″ $45
6″x 6″ $60
6″x 8″ $75
8″x 8″ $90
8″ x 10″ $120
9″ x 12″ $150
Commissions are color done with brush pen and gouache. Please email Megan directly for commissions: blackem.art@gmail.com

Joe and Megan will also have prints available for purchase: 11×17 prints of ROCKSTARS cover 2 and 3 on nice watercolor paper. They’re $15 each or both for $25. You can check these prints out at each of our locations’ ROCKSTARS display.

Bedrock City Comic Co.
4683 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, Texas 77069

4602 Washington Ave Ste A, Houston, Texas 77007

4831 Highway 6, Missouri City, Texas 77459

 

MI – Curse Words Van Tour Signing

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44, Poe Dameron) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) appear at Vault of Midnight on Sunday, August 13th from 2:00 till 5:00 PM signing and selling the Curse Words Van Tour EXCLUSIVE hardcover from Image Comics! 

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Vault of Midnight
95 Monroe Center Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-776-9013

OH – Curse Words Van Tour Signing

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44, Poe Dameron) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) appear at Laughing Ogre Comics on Saturday, August 12th from noon till 3:00 PM signing and selling the Curse Words Van Tour EXCLUSIVE hardcover from Image Comics! 

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Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 267-6473

WA – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Signing + Art Show

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at the Push/Pull on Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM for an exhibition opening of original from his latest comic POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER.

Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist. His book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Farel’s Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT is completed and out in three comics book issues from Studygroup comics. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics 2010), with writer Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a several Illustration and cartooning projects.

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Push/Pull
5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 789-1710

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