NYC – Sarah’s Scribbles Signing

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Cartoonist Sarah Andersen appears at Strand Book Store on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Sarah Andersen’s “Sarah’s Scribbles” webcomics have been beloved for their frank, honest depiction of body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing. Her first book, Adulthood is a Myth, chronicles the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and it’s totally not autobiographical. At all.

Sarah will be at the Strand to talk with her many fans all about the weird and wonderful world of not growing up. Commiserate and get your copy of Adulthood is a Myth signed by the author!

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Acme Comics hosts several comic creators on Saturday May 7, 2016 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Thomas Boatwright – Cemetery Blues, Zeke Deadwood
Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Plants vs. Zombies
Stephen Green – Cafe Racer, Rumble
Erica Henderson – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead
Cassie Hart Kelly – Invader Zim, Cluster
Andrew MacLean – Head Lopper, Apocalyptigirl
Tradd Moore – Strange Talent/ Legend/ Legacy of Luther Strode
Sara Richard – My Little Pony, Jem & the Holograms
Dave Roman – Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat
Chris Schweizer – The Creeps, Crogan Adventures
Brian “Smitty” Smith – Madballs, The Stuff of Legend

As always, sketches and signatures are FREE, just like the official FCBD titles, but we encourage you to check out the procedures listed at AcmeComics.com!

Other on-site events will include photo opportunities with costumed heroes, face-painting provided my Munchie & Me, exclusive apparel and much, much more!

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

CA – Invader Zim Signing

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Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart, and Aaron Alexovich, the creative minds behind Invader Zim, appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble to discuss and sign “INVADER ZIM: VOLUME ONE” on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM!

From the far reaches of weird space to the incomprehensible world of underground art, Zim is back! And his thirst for world domination has only grown. Zim and his filthy, evil ways have been gone for what feels like years. But Dib knows the alien menace will rear his head again, and he won’t leave the house, or his 900 security monitors, until it happens. And it will happen. Oh, it will.

A wristband will be issued to customers who purchase “INVADER ZIM: VOLUME ONE” at Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning January 27th at 9am

· Limit 1 wristband per book/ 3 books per customer
· Personalization will be available… sketches will not
· Photos from the line in front of the table
· They will only be signing “INVADER ZIM: VOLUME ONE”
· No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Legend of Korra Signing

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Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, return to Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign THE LEGEND OF KORRA : THE ART OF THE ANIMATED SERIES – BOOK FOUR: BALANCE. Fans of this beloved series will adore this behind the scenes look at this phenomenal art! For event particulars, please call the store at 323.525.0270. (This event is wristbanded.)

**JUST ADDED** Janet Varney, the voice of Korra, will be joining us for this event!

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Invader Zim #1 Signing

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Series creator Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron Alexovich appear at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign INVADER ZIM#1!

Press Release:

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a signing for their Invader Zim comic series at Meltdown Comics with original show and comic series creator Jhonen Vasquez and original show and comic series artist Aaron Alexovich on July 22nd. With issue #1 released on July 8th to a massively positive reception, this will be the first time Jhonen Vasquez and Aaron Alexovich sign the comic book adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon show outside of convention appearances. The signing will be hosted by Los Angeles’ mecca for all things comic book, comedy, podcasting and pop-culture related, Meltdown Comics.

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

CA – How We Hero Panel

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Bryan Konietzko Michael Dante DiMartino (creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra) and Gene Luen Yang (writer of the ATLA comics as well as Superman, American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and many more) speak on a panel moderated by novelist Leigh Bardugo where they will break down the components of mythic storytelling on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at noon. A book signing will follow at 1:00 PM. Present as part of the Yallwest book festival in Santa Monica, CA.

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Santa Monica High School – Barnum Hall
601 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

CA – Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra Retrospective Panel

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Creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino appear on a panel at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 2:00 PM for the closing of the Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra retrospective exhibit.

Press Release:

Back for the closing reception, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino will be in the gallery for a short moderated Q and A panel and talking a bit about their creative process. Bryan and Mike will be available for signing after the panel for guests only.

2 – 3 new tribute pieces will be on display in the main gallery. In our atrium gallery, will be original Avatar the Last Airbender development artwork by Bryan Konietzko, not previously exhibited.

Aang statues and new exclusive prints of select works in the exhibition will be released for the first time to attendees of the panel.

Signing / Ticket Details
*1 item person. No outside items.
*Tickets will go on sale on this page starting March 18th. $10 a seat, limit 2 seats per person. Orders of more than 2 will be voided and refunded.
*Print or show us from your smart phone, your order confirmation to the event.
*Limited to 100 seats and standing room for 50 people, 150 attendees total. Seats are first come first serve

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

RI – RISD Animation Lecture

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Animation artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda speak at the Rhode Island School of Design on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30pm!

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The Illustration Department is very pleased to announce a joint talk by award-winning artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda. The lecture is free and open to the general public, though seating is limited, so please arrive early!

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Bryan Konietzko will give a slide lecture at RISD’s Main Auditorium on Wednesday, February 4th, at 7:30pm. He will discuss the artwork and development that went into the five-year production of Legend of Korra, as well as provide advice for getting into and thriving within the animation industry.

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Phil Rynda will talk about his career in animation as well as his character design process. Specifically Phil will talk about how and why he puts “character” and personality before design. He will show examples from his own work as well as other examples. All to be followed by an open Q+A.

Rhode Island School of Design
17 Canal Walk Providence, RI 02903

 

 

Fans Gather at 12th Annual ConnectiCon This Weekend

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Press Release:

Fans of pop culture from across the Northeast and around the world will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center July 10th-13th, for the twelfth annual ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002, ConnectiCon is the largest massively multi-genre convention in New England.

This year’s event showcases over 7,000 hours of programming spread out over four days including; informative panels and hands-on workshops, special guest and celebrity appearances, trading card games, board games, and roleplaying games, including dozens of scheduled tournaments, console gaming and arcade machines. ConnectiCon is proud to introduce the Northeast League of Legends Tournament with over $6,000 in prizes!

ConnectiCon features main events such as, “Nerd Prom,” which is held Thursday evening at 8:30pm, tickets are available online. “ConnectiCon’s Singled Out!” Contestants, who pre-register online, will have a chance to win a date sponsored by ConnectiCon at a local participating restaurant. There’s also a ConnectiCon Masquerade Event held on Saturday, and the ConnectiCon “Cosplay Death match!” Plus many other fantastic events!

ConnectiCon will host nearly 90 special guests and celebrities including stars of stage and screen such as Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers), Alan Oppenheimer (Masters of the Universe), Janet Varney (Legend of Korra), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) and Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons of the cartoon Invader Zim and Internet celebrity, Doug Walker, AKA That Guy With The Glasses. Joining them are voice actors Chris Cason, Danielle McRae, Ellen McLain, and Lauren Landa, comic creator Farel Dalrymple, and dozens of other talented guests.

Annual memberships to ConnectiCon are available online or at the door, and include access to all four days of the convention, as well as quarterly member appreciation days and other events year-round. It’s fun for the entire family! For more information please go to their website www.connecticon.org or Facebook page.

MA – Bryan Konietzko: Commencement Show

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Animator Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, appears for a signing at Montserrat College of Art’s Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery on Saturday May 17th from 11:00 – 12:30 pm! The exhibition will be on view and open to the public from April 29 – May 17, 2014.

Press Release:

atlaS3Montserrat College of Art announces internationally known Animator Bryan Konietzko as the 2014 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Mr. Konietzko will address the Montserrat community on May 16, 2014 at 10 am at the Dane Street Church, 10 Dane Street, Beverly.

Konietzko is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated animation director, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He has also worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as Assistant Director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a Storyboard Artist and Art Director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. Konietzko earned a BFA degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.

“We are extremely honored to have an artist of Mr. Konietzko’s caliber speaking to our graduates,” said Stephen D. Immerman, president of the college. “His successful career both in the US and abroad will be inspirational to our community. We are excited to welcome him to the campus and to the North Shore.”

Immediately following commencement, students and guests are invited to the Beverly Common, next to the Hardie Building, for an outdoor reception hosted by the Montserrat community. The Montserrat Gallery will be open for viewing of the 2014 All Senior Show at the college’s main campus building at 23 Essex Street.

Please note: a Silent Auction corresponds with the exhibition and all works are for sale! All proceeds will be donated to The One Fund.

Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex Street Beverly, MA 01915

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