Todd McFarlane speaks at his alma mater Eastern Washington University on June 14-15th!
Eastern Washington University is proud to welcome back to campus Todd McFarlane, an entertainment and business mogul and an international awarding-winning artist, during its Commencement weekend June 14-15.
Todd McFarlane ’84, who will be the keynote speaker at one of two graduation ceremonies that weekend, became a comic book sensation in the 1980s due to his work on Marvel Comics Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he launched his own comic title, Spawn, which became one of the 1990s’ most popular heroes and which launched a highly successful and diverse career that includes action figures, film, animation and video games. Spawn became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a top grossing live-action feature film from New Line Cinema. McFarlane founded and controls the award-winning McFarlane Toys, a leader in the action figure industry, and produces products based on the some of the hottest entertainment and sports properties.
The night before commencement, Friday, June 14, EWU will present Road Trip to Creative Autonomy, an evening with Todd McFarlane from 7-8 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, WA. An autograph session will follow. Admission to this special speaking engagement is $15, and will include a highly limited edition Spawn comic book with EWU Grad special cover. The event is free for EWU students with Eagle Card ID. Advanced registration is required and IDs will be scanned at the door. Space is limited, so please RSVP at the link.
McFarlane, who once worked as a janitor while studying and playing baseball at Eastern, will be the keynote speaker during the 2 p.m. Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, for students in the College of Science, Health and Engineering and the College of Arts, Letters and Education.
MORE ABOUT TODD MCFARLANE
About McFarlane Toys: Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become a leader and redefined the standards within the action figure industry. 2013 Marquee lines include The Walking Dead TV and Comics, Assassin Creed and HALO video franchises and officially licensed teams of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. McFarlane has won two Emmys, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Grammy and hundreds of international awards for his work in the arts and action figure industry. Todd McFarlane Entertainment continues to development projects in film, television and video games. For more information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit www.McFarlane.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
Herb Trimpe, Joe Harris, and Tyler James sign at Larry’s Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Meet the legendary artist Herb Trimpe, co-creator of Wolverine, from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. Plus Joe Harris, creator of Image Comics’ Great Pacific and writer of IDW’s X-Files Season 10, and Tyler James, publisher of ComixTribe, will be on hand to sign some comics. Get FREE hot dogs with Larry’s world famous secret sauce all day. And there will be a costume contest, a coloring contest, face painting, and more!
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
Paul Pelletier, Mike Perkins, Scott Blair, and more sign at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
Image co-founder and artist Whilce Portacio and writer Glen Brunswick sign at Hypno Comics on Saturday January 12th at 2:00 pm.
Los Angeles, 2041 – it’s twenty-six years after a NASA probe brought back a strange disease causing many of our familiar toy-like objects to come to life. This is a new world order where cute and fearsome creatures fight for their right to exist in a world that fears them – Blade Runner meets Toy Story.
Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins, and Rahsan Ekedal sign at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm! The first ten people in line plus five lucky raffle winners will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri!
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Marc Silvestri signs at Collectors Corner on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from noon until 9:00pm!
Superstar Artist, Creator of The Darkness and Cyber Force, Image Comics Co-Founder, Top Cow Production Inc. Founder & CEO, MARC SILVESTRI is Signing here at Collectors Corner!
Saturday, November 24th -
The First 25 People in Line Get a Head Sketch on 1 of the Limit of 3 Items Signed + 1 FREE Collectors Corner Logo Bag.
12 Noon til Last Person’s Items are Signed.
Signing Starts at 12:00 Noon.
Line will be Capped at 500.
Marc will Sign until the Last Person in Line with the 500 Person Capped Line.
Limit 3 Items Per Person Signed.
CGC Signature Series Will Available for 1 Item Per Person, counting toward the Limit of 3.
The NEW Cyber Force #1 Will be Given Out for FREE Pre-Signed by Marc to the First 200 In Line.
Plus The Walking Dead #100 Marc Silvestri Cover will be Available for a Minimum of $5 Per Person with the Full Amount going toward Hurricane Sandy Relief. This Cover May be Purchased to get Signed In Addition to the 3 Item Limit Per Person.
(We have a Limited Quantity of 200 Copies, First Come First Served)
Line will be permitted to form as early as 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. Camping out is encouraged but hold your place in line if you decide to camp out the night before.
A CGC Witness will be on Hand for Signature Series Service.
7911 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234
Rob Paulsen, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, and Maurice Lamarche appear on a live edition of the Pop My Culture podcast with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland on Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00p.m. at Five Stars Bar in Los Angeles.
Prepare to have your culture popped! Named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone and to Top 10 lists by IFC.com and Mashable.com, Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok? Oh, and check out their past episodes on iTunes, popmyculturepodcast.com and on nerdist.com.
For this special live edition at RIOT, Cole and Vanessa are thrilled to welcome some legendary guests that have voiced tons of your favorite cartoon characters, including Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Teen Titans, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents), Cree Summer (Inspector Gadget, Tiny Toons, Batman Beyond), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Pinky & The Brain) and more to be announced soon!
Five Stars Bar
267 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Walt Simonson and Louise “Weezie” Simonson are coming back to HeroesCon!! Walt exploded on to the comics scene with Manhunter in the 70s and when on to influence generations with his incredible work on The Mighty Thor, X-Men/Teen Titans crossover, and X-Factor! Louise is a writer known for great runs on Power Pack, X-Factor, New Mutants, and Superman: The Man of Steel! We are honored these great creators and great people are taking the time to join us to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!
Herb Trimpe has worked on dozens of titles for Marvel Comics including The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Shogun Warriors, Godzilla and more. Of course he also illustrated that awesome 1st appearance of Wolverine in Hulk #181!
Georges Jeanty is like family at HeroesCon–the longtime penciller of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer comic series has also drawn Green Lantern, Superboy, Superman, and tons more! We’re happy he’s making the trek from his new home on the West Coast to see us!
Also added to the guest list today: Andy Belanger, Paty Cockrum, Rick Davis, Scott Hanna, Micah Harris, Eric Henson, Dan Parsons, Loston Wallace
For the full guest list please click here!
Unfortunately we’ve also had a few cancellations, most recently Sergio Aragonés. The rest are listed on the guest list page in the right sidebar, in red, beneath the updates.
Shelton Drum is honored and excited to welcome comics legend Stan Lee back to Charlotte as a featured guest of Heroes Convention’s 30th anniversary. Stan last attended HeroesCon in 1984 and his return this summer will be the crown jewel in the show’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.
Stan will be on hand signing autographs and posing for photographs during HeroesCon. He will also be featured on a panel discussion. All attendees of the convention will be welcomed to Stan’s panel, photo opportunities and autograph sessions. Details of our VIP ticket packages will be announced next Friday, May 10th! Sign up for our mailing list to get the news first!
Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide.Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member ofthe Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. Stan is currently the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of POW!
“Stan Lee has been the face and the voice of Marvel Comics since the debut of The Fantastic Four in 1961 and has in recent years become the same for comics and superheroes in general to most fans. I’m very excited and proud that Stan will be helping Heroes celebrate HeroesCon’s 30th anniversary!” said convention organizer and comics retailer Shelton Drum.
This year’s Heroes Convention takes place June 22-24, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Artist Mark McKenna signs on Friday June 10th at Rubber Chicken Comics from 6pm to 8pm!! Mark is currently working for Dark Horse Comics on Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns (ships June 8th). Recently his work on the online web comic titled “Star Wars: Blood of the Empire“ was collected into an 84 page trade paperback.
MARK MCKENNA: artist/inker/Creator of Banana Tail. His newest project is Star Wars: Lost Suns and his bio is huge with so many titles ranging for years of amazing work on Amazing Spider-Man, Aquaman, Archie and Friends, Avengers, Batman, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Betty and Veronica Double Digest, Big Town, Black Panther, Excalibur, Exiles, Fantastic Four, Green Lantern, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, JLA, Nightwing, Silver Surfer, Star Wars, Thor, Wolverine, X-Men and many more.
Mark will be signing books, selling his work and talking to fans about the Comic Biz, So come on down and get some books signed!
Rubber Chicken Comics
15 North Main Street, Bellingham, MA 02019