NC – Womanthology Launch Party

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Ming Doyle, Janet Lee, and Chrissie Zullo sign at Acme Comics on Saturday February 18, 2012 from 11am – 5pm!

Press Release:

To get behind the release of the grassroots Womanthology original graphic novel from IDW Publishing, we’ve invited out a few of our favorite creators from the over 150 female editors, artists, writers, inkers, colorists and letterers whose commitment made this project possible! So be sure to come by and meet Ming Doyle (Fantastic Four #600), Janet Lee (Return of the Dapper Men), and Chrissie Zullo (Fables: Cinderella)!

The signing will start at 11 AM. Then we’ll break for lunch and head over to Bennett College near downtown Greensboro for a very special event (more details to come soon). Then it will be back to Acme for more signing, sketching and joy until 5 PM!

Find more about the Womanthology graphic novel and our talented visitors below!

From Womanthology’s BlogSpot:

Womanthology is an anthology graphic novel created entirely by women for Charity. The purpose of the book is to showcase the works of female creators of every age and experience levels.

The Graphic Novel will majorly consist of many short stories interpreting our theme for this volume; “Heroic”. We’ll also have interviews and how-to’s with some of the industry’s top female pros, as well as talks with young girls who someday want a career in comics.

Our charity is the Global Giving Foundation. They are a website dedicated to helping small charities from all over the world find funding. Once the book is finished, our profits will go to as many of these charities as we can help, focusing on one at a time until their funding goal is met.

Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In 2007 she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing and has been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist ever since. In the past few years she’s depicted the sequential exploits of vengeful cowboys and ghostly schoolgirls for Image, zombie superheroes and demonic cheerleaders for BOOM!, and Inhuman royalty and dapper blue-furred mutants for Marvel. Her first full-length graphic novel, TANTALIZE: KIEREN’S STORY, written by Cynthia Leitich Smith and published by Candlewick Press, is out now.

Nashville-based illustrator Janet Lee has been working as a commercial artist for the past six years.  Self-taught, Janet made her first foray into illustration with the Twitter serial, “Diary of a Mad Scientist Garden Gnome” by New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis.  She followed that by co-creating Return of the Dapper Men with writer Jim McCann which won the 2011 Eisner Award for Best New Graphic Album, received glowing reviews in USA Today, MTVGeek Guide, and was featured in the 2010 Holiday Gift Guides for Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and the New York Times. Janet and Jim are working on the sequel, Time of the Dapper Men which will be published Fall, 2012.  Most recently Janet has worked for Marvel Entertainment, illustrating serialized adaptations of Jane Austen’s classic novels. Emma and Northanger Abbey.

Janet lives in East Nashville with her husband, novelist Mike Lee, her son Ethan, one very sweet pitt bull named Odie, and one very bad cat named Pye.

Chrissie Zullo was born in Montreal, Canada. In 2008 she graduated with a BFA in Illustration from UNC Charlotte, and got her first job working for Vertigo/DC not long after. She has done the covers for the comics “Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love”, and “Cinderella: Fables are Forever”, as well as interior work for “Madame Xanadu”, and “Fables”. She has also worked outside of comics, illustrating a piece for a “John Carter of Mars” book as well as Star Wars sketch cards. She has been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantasy Art for the past two years. She currently resides in New York City.

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

CA – Return of the Dapper Men Signing

January 11, 2012 by  
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Writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee sign at Emerald Knights Comics on Wednesday February 15th at 7PM Sunday February 12th at 1PM.

Also appearing from Archaia:
Brian Holguin (writer) – The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1
Dan Fogler (writer) – Moon Lake (creator)
Heather Nuhfer (writer) – Fraggle Rock Vol. 1
Mike Kennedy (writer) – Bleedout
Paul Morrissey (writer) – Fraggle Rock Vol. 2
Tim Beedle (writer) – Fraggle Rock Vol. 2 (editor)
Tom Pinchuk (writer) – Hybrid Bastards!
John Chandler (writer/artist) – The Skrumps

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

Top Comic Book Creators Headed to NC Comicon November 5 and 6

November 2, 2011 by  
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Howard Chaykin Avengers

Press Release:

Top Comic Book Creators Headed to Morrisville’s NC Comicon Nov.5 and 6

Morrisville, NC — A host of legendary comic book creators, including Howard Chaykin, “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam and Ultimate Spider-Man artist David Lafuente in his only US appearance, will converge on Morrisville on Nov.5 and 6 for the second annual NC Comicon at the Morrisville Outlet Mall.

“Last year’s inaugural NC Comicon drew more than 2,500 attendees, and this one is poised to be even bigger,” says Alan Gill, owner of Durham’s Ultimate Comics, which is putting on the show. “Our goal is to create a fun, family-friendly two-day event that new and veteran comic fans can both enjoy as they meet pros, attend panels, and check out our art, gaming and costume contests!”

Along with the guests mentioned above, new attendees include Steve Niles (creator of the hit vampire comic and film 30 Days of Night) Mike Perkins (artist on Marvel Comics’ best-selling adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand), Janet Lee (artist of the award-winning graphic novel Return of the Dapper Men), Atomic Robo creators Scott Wegener and Brian Clevenger.
Other creators include Tommy Lee Edwards, artist of Image Comics’ Turf with talk show host Jonathan Ross and designer of the Denzel Washington film The Book of Eli; Jeremy Bastian, whose comic Cursed Pirate Girl has been featured on BoingBoing.net and raised more than $36,000 for a collected edition on Kickstarter.com; Skottie Young, artist of Marvel Comics’ award-winning adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s original Oz novels, and many more.

Admission to the show, which is conveniently located off exit 284 on I-40, is just $8.00 for both days.

www.nccomicon.com

Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con (January 2012)

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Convention Name
MURFREESBORO ANIME & COMIC CON
Convention Website Address
http://WWW.COMICCITYTN.COM
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
01/21/2012
End Date
01/22/2012
About This Convention
Murfreesboro Anime & Comic Con on Jan 21-22, DEALERS ROOM WITH A HUGE SELECTION OF MANGA, DVDS, COMICS, TSHIRTS, SWORDS AND KNIVES, POSTERS, STAR WARS , DR WHO..MORE!FREE PARKING!!…5.00 ADMISSION!! Also Games, A Pizza Party, Art Lessons, Panels, Costume Contest, Free gifts for ALL attendees,see the website for details
www.comiccitytn.com
CHECK OUT OUR 30.00 ALL ACCESS PASS
..INCLUDES ADMISSION FOR BOTH DAYS, FREE PIZZA PARTY, ACCESS TO CON SUITE, BAG OF FREEBIES WORTH 100.00, AFTER HOURS PROGRAMMING JUST FOR ALL ACCESS MEMBERS…ONLY 50 MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE SOLD!
Venue Name and Address
CLARION HOTEL 227 OLD FORT PARKWAY
( 1-24 EXIT #78)
MURFREESBORO, TN 37129
United States
Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
ERIC STUART, ERIC POWELL, C. MARTIN CROAKER, STEPHANIE GLADDEN, WALKING DEAD GUESTS..MORE!

Marvel Signing Schedule for C2E2 2011 Revealed

March 17, 2011 by  
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Joe Quesada Venom Cover

On Medium at Large, the official blog for C2E2 promoters ReedPop, the Marvel signing schedule has been revealed:

FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH

2 to 3 PM
REILLY BROWN
TIM SEELEY
FRANK TIERI
FRED VAN LENTE

3 to 4 PM
BRYAN J.L. GLASS
JIM MCCANN
CHRIS SAMNEE
NICK SPENCER

4 to 5 PM
MATT FRACTION
DAVID LISS
STUART MOORE

5 to 6 PM
JEPH LOEB

5 to 6 PM
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

6 to 7 PM
JOE QUESADA

SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH

11 AM to 12 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
TONY MOORE
NICK SPENCER
ALESSANDRO VITTI

12 to 1 PM
JOE QUESADA

1 to 2 PM
STUART MOORE
RYAN STEGMAN
FRANK TIERI
DEXTER VINES

2 to 3 PM
JEPH LOEB

3 to 4 PM
REILLY BROWN
FRED VAN LENTE
DAVID LISS
CLAY MANN

4 to 5 PM
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
MATT FRACTION

5 to 6 PM
ERIC CANETE
JANET LEE
JIM MCCANN
CHRIS SAMNEE

SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH

11 AM to 12 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
CLAY MANN
SKOTTIE YOUNG

12 PM to 1 PM
MATT FRACTION
RYAN STEGMAN
FRED VAN LENTE
ALESSANDRO VITTI

1 PM to 2 PM
JEPH LOEB

NC – A Very Dapper Signing

Jim McCann and Janet Lee sign on Saturday November 20th from 11am – 5pm at Acme Comics in Greensboro NC  for the release of Return of the Dapper Men! Also appearing are Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army), Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend), and Chris Giarrusso (G Man). 

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

Archaia Hosting Over 30 Creators at NYCC 2010

Press Release:

ARCHAIA ENDING THE 2010 CONVENTION SEASON IN STYLE AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

PUBLISHER WILL HOST OVER 30 CREATORS, DEBUT FIVE HARDCOVER BOOKS, ANNOUNCE TWO NEW PROJECTS AND PUT ON THREE PANELS

Los Angeles, CA (October 7, 2010) – Capping off a successful 2010 convention season and eager to win over more fans to its brand of high-quality comics and graphic novels, Archaia Entertainment announced it will have a huge presence at New York Comic Con, taking place Oct. 8-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

In addition to setting up an oversized 20’ x 30’ booth on the show floor, Archaia will host over 30 creators for autograph signings; debut six new titles for the first time anywhere, including five graphic novel hardcover books; present three entertaining panels throughout the weekend and announce two, new projects; and co-sponsor several off-site events to celebrate the releases of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN and MOON LAKE.

“We are thrilled to appear at New York Comic Con, the second largest comic book and pop culture convention in the country, to reward our East Coast-based fans with some cool products and giveaways, and to attract new readers with our line of high-quality titles,” said Archaia Marketing Manager, Mel Caylo. “We’re hoping to end this year’s convention season with a great showing to generate buzz and excitement in the comics industry!”

The six titles debuting at New York Comic Con are:

· AWAKENING VOL. 2 – The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Awakening Vol. 1 concludes the gripping storyline of what may or may not be a zombie outbreak in a small town.

· FEEDING GROUND #1 – The debut of the first issue of this brand-new miniseries about werewolves terrorizing the Devil’s Highway, a corridor along the Mexico-Arizona border used by illegal immigrants. Presented both in English and Spanish!

· THE GOD MACHINE – A stylistic Gothic adventure about a young man’s journey to save his girlfriend’s soul.

· MOON LAKE – This eclectic collection of horror stories mixes elements from Tales from the Crypt and “Twilight Zone” and includes contributions from some of the best creators in horror comics like Brian Holguin, Stef Hutchinson and Jeffrey Zornow.

· MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL. 1 – Collects the critically acclaimed miniseries in which Mouse Guard creator David Petersen handpicks other creators to write and draw Mouse Guard stories.

· RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN – A visual tour de force that presents a modern twist on classic fairy tales, utilizing an incredible decoupage art style that combines steampunk fantasy and science fiction with Art Nouveau for a truly unique and groundbreaking book.

The following Archaia creators will be on hand at various times at the Archaia booth (#2031) to sign autographs, sell exclusive items and hand out cool giveaways:

· Awakening – Alex Eckman-Lawn (artist)

· Bleedout – Nathan Fox (artist), Sanford Greene (artist), Zach Howard (artist), Michael Kennedy (writer), Ben Templesmith (artist)

· Critical Millennium – Daniel Dussault (artist), Andrew E. C. Gaska (creator/writer)

· Days Missing – Phil Hester (writer), David Marquez (artist), Trevor Roth (creator)

· Feeding Ground – Swifty Lang (co-creator/co-writer), Michael Lapinski (co-creator/artist), Christopher Mangun (co-creator/co-writer)

· Fraggle Rock – Nichol Ashworth (writer), Tim Beedle (editor), Michael DiMotta (artist), Sam Humphries (writer), Neil Kleid (writer), Dave Lanphear (letterer), Grace Randolph (writer)

· The God Machine – Chandra Free (creator/writer/artist)

· Gunnerkrigg Court – Tom Siddell (creator/writer/artist)

· Hybrid Bastards! – Kate Glasheen (artist), Tom Pinchuk (creator/writer)

· Lucid – Michael McMillian (creator/writer)

· Moon Lake – Dan Fogler (creator), Robbi Rodriguez (artist), Jeffrey Zornow (artist)

· Mouse Guard – David Petersen (creator/writer/artist)

· Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard – Katie Cook (writer/artist), David Petersen (creator/writer/artist), Sean Rubin (writer/artist)

· Return of the Dapper Men – Janet Lee (co-creator/artist), Jim McCann (co-creator/writer)

· Starkweather: Immortal – Dave Rodriguez (creator/writer)

· Syndrome – David Marquez (artist)

· Tumor – Joshua Hale Fialkov (co-creator/writer)

Listed below are the three panels Archaia will present at New York Comic Con:

Friday, 3:30-4:30pm
ARCHAIA BLACK LABEL
The new Archaia Black Label specializes in co-developing intellectual properties with prestigious partners who are seeking to realize their ideas through the use of Archaia’s resources. Join Archaia as they show exclusive preview images and discuss current and upcoming Archaia Black Label titles, including: DAYS MISSING: KESTUS with Roddenberry Productions’ Trevor Roth, writer Phil Hester and artist David Marquez; LUCID with creator/writer and “True Blood” actor Michael McMillian; MOON LAKE with creator/co-writer Dan Fogler; and MR. MURDER IS DEAD with creator/writer Victor Quinaz. Plus, two exclusive announcements, including one in association with video game publisher Vogster Entertainment. There will be surprise guests! You don’t want to miss this! Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. Panel Room 8 (1A23)

Saturday, 10:45-11:45am
ARCHAIA ALL ACCESS
Get updates, previews and new information on current and upcoming core Archaia titles as the publisher spotlights: AWAKENING VOL. 2 with artist Alex Eckman-Lawn; CRITICAL MILLENNIUM with writer Andrew E. C. Gaska and artist Daniel Dussault; FEEDING GROUND with creators Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski and Christopher Mangun; and THE GOD MACHINE with creator Chandra Free! Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. Panel Room 7 (1A22)

Sunday, 12-1pm
ARCHAIA ALL AGES
All ages books are not necessarily children’s books—they’re books that readers of all ages can enjoy! Join Archaia for updates, previews and exciting new information on several of its All Ages titles, including: FRAGGLE ROCK VOL. 2 with editor Tim Beedle; MOUSE GUARD with creator/writer/artist David Petersen; MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME BOX SET with Petersen and game designer Luke Crane; and RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN with writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee. Moderated by Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy. Panel Room 5 (1A17-18)

During New York Comic Con, Archaia will also co-sponsor several off-site events that are open to the public to mark the release of two of its books:

RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Book Release and Art Show
Thursday, Oct. 7, 7-10 p.m.
Alice’s Tea Cup, 102 West 73rd St., New York, NY 10023
To recognize the release of Archaia’s new hardcover fairy tale, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, writer Jim McCann and artist Janet Lee will display and offer for sale several of the decoupage art pieces that were created for the book. Join us for scones, cake, tea and, after 8 p.m., wine (courtesy of Bluebird Wines), as we celebrate this event on the eve of New York Comic Con! Admission is free!

The MOON LAKE Gallery at BAR 13
Saturday, Oct. 9 and Sunday Oct. 10, 12-5 p.m. each day
Bar 13, 35 east 13th St. Union Square, New York, NY 10003
Illustrations and images from the MOON LAKE graphic novel are on display, all day Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 pm. Admission is free! Complimentary beverages!

MOON LAKE Live Radio Play Performance and HYSTERICAL PSYCHO Screening
Saturday, Oct. 9. 11 p.m.-12 a.m.
Cinema Village Theater, 22 East 12th St., New York, NY 10003
Here’s your chance to watch a graphic novel performed before your very eyes! Before television, audiences were entertained by radio actors as they performed their favorite stories over the airwaves. Harkening back to that era, actor Dan Fogler and members of the Studio13 acting group will perform stories from Fogler’s MOON LAKE graphic novel LIVE! You have to see this! Admission is free! The performance will be followed by a midnight screening of Fogler’s film “Hysterical Psycho,” on which the MOON LAKE graphic novel is based. There will be a $10 charge for the movie.

As you can see, Archaia is looking to end the 2010 convention season with a bang, and we hope you’ll be there to experience it with us!

About Archaia

Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds. Archaia is: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, Artesia, Awakening, Beautiful Scars, Berona’s War, The Black Knight, Critical Millennium, Cyclops, The Dark Crystal, Dark Fall, Days Missing, The Devil’s Handshake, The Engineer, Everlast, Feeding Ground, Fraggle Rock, God Machine, The Grave Doug Freshley, Gunnerkrigg Court, Hybrid Bastards!, Inanna’s Tears, The Killer, Killing Pickman, Labyrinth, The Lone and Level Sands, Lucid, Miranda Mercury, Moon Lake, Mouse Guard, Mr. Murder Is Dead, Okko, One in a Million, Primordia, The Return of the Dapper Men, Robotika, Saga, The Secret History, Some New Kind of Slaughter, Starkweather: Immortal, Syndrome, Titanium Rain, Trial By Fire, Tumor and 10 more new titles in 2010.

For more information on Archaia or any Archaia titles please visit www.Archaia.com. Archaia can also be found on Facebook (facebook.com/archaiacomics) and Twitter (twitter.com/archaiacomics).

NYC – Return of the Dapper Men Launch Party

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Jim McCann & Janet Lee sign on Thurs, Oct 7th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Come celebrate the launch of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN by Jim McCann & Janet Lee, published by Archaia. The original artwork will be on display and available for purchase as will advance copies of the book.

Alice’s Tea Cup
102 West 73rd St (73rd & Columbus), New York, NY, 10023
(212) 799-3006

Food: scones, cake & tea (wine after 8:00 pm courtesy of Bluebird Wines: http://www.drinkbluebird.com)

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