National Cartoonists Society Foundation Charity Auctions Live on Ebay

Press Release:

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) is pleased to announce that it has begun conducting its 2017 original art auction fundraiser using the Ebay platform.

There are over eighty items from the world of pop culture created by over seventy of the nation’s top cartoonists, illustrators, and animators past and present. While primarily featuring original hand-drawn artwork, also available will be limited edition prints, posters, sculptures, books, and other collectibles featuring your favorite characters from comic books, comic strips, and movies.

Some of the artists represented in the sale include Bruce Timm, Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, Jack Davis, Jerry Robinson, Hilary Barta, Drew Johnson, Charlie Adlard, J.G. Jones, Patrick McDonnell, Lynn Johnston, Kazu Kibuishi, C.F. Payne, Jan Eliot, Jim Borgman, Rick Kirkman, Nico Marlet, Mo Willems, Paul Coker, Jr., Bill Morrison, Dean Yeagle, Mort Walker, Dan DeCarlo, Dan Piraro, Stephen Silver, and Oscar-winning Pete Docter to name a few.

All the money raised will go to the NCSF, a fully licensed 501(c)(3) charity, to help them continue their work in assisting cartoonists in need, providing scholarships to students, and further promoting the cartoon arts which has been the hallmark of the National Cartoonists Society since its inception in 1946.

Listings began posting on under seller name NCSFoundation on February 2nd, and auctions will last for ten days, ending on Sunday, February 12.

All the art may be viewed immediately on a special website from the NCSF found at

In addition, the NCS Foundation is a member of PayPal Giving Works, which means that anyone who sells items on Ebay may select the NCSF as a recipient of a portion of their sales. Please consider donating to the NCSF when you list your items.

PA – Golden Age Legend Signing

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Jerry Robinson signs at Phantom of the Attic Comics on Saturday, August 20 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm!

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Phantom of the Attic Comics
411 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA

PA – An Evening with Jerry Robinson

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Jerry Robinson, Batman Artist and Comics Ambassador, appears at the ToonSeum on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tickets $50, members $35

Cap got his wake-up call, the X-Men have had their first class. Thor and Hal have found their way back home and The Gotham Rogues are gearing up for a new season. The summer of Superheroes is winding down.

But don’t pack up your capes and cowls just yet! The ToonSeum is proud to present the exciting conclusion of Superheroes: Icons and Origins with an exclusive appearance by comics legend Jerry Robinson.

Bid farewell to the Batman crew with Robinson, one of the legendary artists who helped shape The Dark Knight canon. As a teenager, Robinson worked alongside the crème de la crème of comics pioneers like Seigel and Shuster, Kirby, and Mort Meskin before teaming up with Batman creators Bill Finger and Bob Kane. The trio’s collaboration spawned two of the most important additions to the world of Batman: acrobatic sidekick Robin and the arch-nemesis, The Joker.

Mr. Robinson’s career in comics has spanned more than 70 years and countless genres, from superheroes to the long-running syndicated political satires Still Life and Life With Robinson. He has authored and edited several books and collections, curated numerous comics exhibitions, and has been a long time activist for human rights and for the copyright, trademark, and free speech rights of artists around the world.

Mr. Robinson will be at the ToonSeum on Friday August 19th  at 6:30pm for a special reception, book signing, and intimate conversation about Batman and his career in comics. Tickets are $50 ($35 for members) and seating is strictly limited to 40 guests.

Tickets are available at the link.

945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

NYC – Ambassador of Comics Signing

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Jerry Robinson, legendary cartoonist and creator of the Joker for the Batman series, appears on Wednesday, June 29th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm to talk about his 70-year career and sign copies of his new books: the revised classic The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art, 1895-2010; the biography Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by Christopher Couch; and a two volume collection of Robinson’s 1950s sci-fi feature Jet Scott.

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Barnes & Noble Booksellers
2289 Broadway at 82nd Street, New York, NY

Marsters, Felton, Baccarin, and Loken Headline Big Apple Comic Con 2011

James Marsters

Press Release:

James Marsters, Tom Felton, Morena Baccarin, Kristanna Loken Among Headliners At Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con ‘Spring Edition,’ May 21-22 At Manhattan’s Penn Plaza Pavilion

Mike Grell, Arthur Suydam, Jerry Robinson, Greg Horn, Jim Cheung, Kaare Andrews, Christos Gage, Phil Ortiz, Ryan Ottley Among Leading Comics Creators To Attend

NEW YORK, April 2011 – Wizard World Big Apple Comic Con ‘Spring Edition,’ part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, is set for Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, at the Penn Plaza Pavilion in Manhattan. The event, the largest and longest-running Comic Con in New York, will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and plenty of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

James Marsters, who played “Spike” on “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” Tom Felton, best known for playing the role of “Draco Malfoy” in the HARRY POTTER film series, Morena Baccarin, who starred as “Inara Serra” in the sci-fi television series “Firefly,” “Adria” in “Stargate SG-1,” and as “Anna” in “V,” and Kristanna Loken, whose credits include TERMINATOR 3, “Painkiller Jane,” and “The L Word,” are the headline celebrities scheduled to attend. “Response to the Big Apple Comic Con shows the past two years was so strong that we had to add the Spring event,” said Gareb Shamus, CEO, Wizard World. “Everyone – the celebrities, the fans, the dealers, manufacturers, artists, and the entire community we deal with was begging us to bring a huge Spring Comic Con to New York.”

Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”), Greg Horn (“Blackest Night,” “Elektra,” “Ms. Marvel”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Jerry Robinson (“The Joker,” “Robin”), Matt Kindt (“Revolver,” “Pistolwhip”), Jim Cheung (“Avengers,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Kaare Andrews (Astonishing XMen,” “Iron Man”), Christos Gage (“X-Men,” “Spider-Man”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”), Ryan Ottley (“Invincible,” “The Walking Dead”) and many other national and local creators. There will also be a special appearance all the way from Brazil, making a rare U.S. appearance, by Luke Ross (“Captain America,” “Amazing Spider-Man”).

Other celebrities set to be on hand include Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“Balls of Fury,” “Good Luck Chuck”), Bonnie Piesse (STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH, STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES) and Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead”).

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 200 dealer booths.

Special events at Big Apple Comic Con include the TCG Gaming tournament, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops) with celebrities and others to be announced.

The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania. Big Apple Comic Con Spring Edition is the fifth stop on Wizard World’s 13-city 2011 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door; two-day weekend tickets are $35, $45 at the door. Tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.

About Wizard World: Wizard World is a producer of pop culture and multimedia conventions across North America that markets movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming platforms, comic books and graphic novels. It has the rights to the names, marks, domains, customer lists and production rights for a portfolio of pop culture and multimedia conventions.
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April 29 – May 1 – Anaheim Comic Con
May 21-22 – Big Apple Comic Con ‘Spring Edition’
June 17-19 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 11-14 – Chicago Comic Con
September 17-18 – New England Comic Con
September 24-25 – Big Apple Comic Con
October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 28-30 – Central Canada Comic Con (C4)
November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con
December 3-4 – Atlanta Comic Con
January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con
March 23-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con
December 8-9, 2012 – Miami Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con

NYC – Jet Scott Signing

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Meet legendary Batman artist Jerry Robinson, creator of Robin and the Joker signs his Jet Scott collections from Dark Horse Comics on Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, New York

MA – Golden Age Legend Signing

Jerry Robinson signs on Sunday, May 29th from 5:00-6:00pm! Mr Robinson is promoting Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics & The Comics: An Illustrated History of Comic Strip Art.

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464 Commonwealth Ave #13, Boston, MA 02215-2734

SDCC 2011 Adds 8 More Special Guests

SDCC 2011 Special Guests

Comic-Con International has announced the addition of 8 more guests to their Special Guest List for the 2011 convention:

  • Joyce Brabner
  • Peter Kuper
  • Paul Levitz
  • Jerry Robinson
  • Jeff Smith
  • J. Michael Straczynski
  • Peter J. Tomasi
  • Ashley Wood.

For more information, visit their site.

Dark Horse Schedule at NYCC 2010

Frank Miller, David Lloyd, Jerry Robinson and more sign at the Dark Horse Booth #2023 at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, see you there!

Friday, October 8th:
Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott)

Omar Francia, Mac Walters, Joe Quinones (Mass Effect: Redemption)

Frank Miller (Sin City, 300)

John Schnepp (Dethklok)

Saturday, October 9th:

Jim Shooter, Nate Piekos (Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom, Magnus, Robot Fighter)

Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)
John Arcudi, Peter Snejbjerg (BPRD, Abe Sapien)

Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)

Morgan Spurlock (Supersized)

•Cast TBD, Andrew Dalhouse, Paul Tobin (Falling Skies)

Georges Jeanty (Buffy Season 8)

Jan Duursema, Dave Ross, Mark McKenna, Joe Quinones (Star Wars: Legacy, Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Sunday, October 10th:

Jason Little (Motel Art Improvement Service)

Mike Hawthorne (Conan)

Steve Morris (Serenity, The Occultist)

Larry Marder (Bean World)

12pm-12:30 pm
Rick Leonardi (Aliens Vs. Predator)

Andy MacDonald (Terminator 1984)

Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja)

David Lloyd (Kickback)

Abrams ComicArts Booth Schedule at NYCC 2010

Press Release:

Abrams ComicArts, an imprint of ABRAMS, returns to New York Comic Con to showcase the 2010 line up of high-quality comics related titles.

Some highlights from this year’s list that will be featured at New York Comic Con include Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics by N. C. Christopher Couch; Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear; Archie Marries. . . by Michael Uslan, illustrated by Stan Goldberg and Bob Smith; The Night Bookmobile by Audrey Niffenegger; The Art of Jaime Hernandez by Todd Hignite; The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis by Matt Groening; Art in Time by Dan Nadel; Wacky Packages New New New; and The Horror! The Horror! by Jim Trombetta.

Authors and artists who will be present at New York Comic Con this year include: Jerry Robinson (participating in a panel and signing at the Abrams ComicArts booth), Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, John Goldwater and Victor Gorelick (participating in panels and signings), Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear (signing at the ABRAMS booth), Rick Meyerowitz (author of Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great, signing at the Abrams ComicArts booth. Authors and artists can be made available for interviews in advance or at designated times at the show.

“We are thrilled to return to the New York Comic Con for the fifth year in a row,” says Charles Kochman, editorial director of Abrams ComicArts. “Our eagerly anticipated fall titles will make their debut alongside our award-winning list of backlist titles, and many of our authors will be joining us to celebrate. I can’t imagine a better publication party than to share our new art books and graphic novels with over 75,000 potential fans.”

Friday, October 8

3:00 – 4:00      Signing – Jerry Robinson signing Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

3:15 – 4:15      Panel – Archie Means Business (room 1A14)
Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Victor Gorelick, and John Goldwater

4:30 – 5:30      Signing – Archie Group signing Archie Marries. . . at Autograph Alley
Michael Uslan, Stan Goldberg, Jack Morelli, Bob Smith, Glenn Whitmore, Victor Gorelick, and John Goldwater

8:15 – 9:15      Panel – A Conversation with Chip Kidd and Dash Shaw (room 1A14)

Saturday, October 9

11:00 – 12:00  Signing – Rick Meyerowitz – signing Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made the National Lampoon Insanely Great
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

1:00 – 2:00      Signing – Chip Kidd w/Geoff Spear signing Shazam! at
Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

1:15 – 2:15      Panel – Jerry Robinson and Al Jaffee Gold & Silver Age of Comics Living Legends (room 1A14)

2:30 – 3:30      Signing – Jerry Robinson signing Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

Sunday, October 10

10:30 – 11:30  Signing – Michael Uslan and Stan Goldberg signing Archie Marries. . .
at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

12:00 – 1:00    Panel – Archie Creators Tell All (room 1A14)
Stan Goldberg and others

1:00 – 2:00      Signing – Laura Lee Gulledge signing galleys of her upcoming young-adult book Page by Paige at Abrams ComicArts booth #2327

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