A2CAF 2018 Announces Guests

The 2018 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival has announced three of this year’s headline guests, each making their very first appearance at the show on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.

Maris Wicks, author of Science Comics: Coral Reefs and Human Body Theater, and artist of Primates and SpongeBob Comics!

Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned, and writer of DC Comics superheroes!

Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson, artist of various children’s books including Long Night Moon and Oskar and the Eight Blessings, and creative and editorial director of First Second Books.

Maris, Mark, and Judd will be joined by over 50 additional guests–some of them old friends, some new to A2CAF; longtime comics creators and kids just starting to get their nibs wet; and all of them eager to greet you in our bustling, bubbly and bursting Artists Alley on the first floor of the Ann Arbor District Library!

So whatever kinds of comics you’re in the mood for: heroic adventure or slice of life, fantasy or funny animals, scary stories or science fiction, history or humor–and yes, once again, four different varieties of Shakespeare comics!–you’ll find them in Artists Alley at this year’s Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

Check out our amazing guest list right here!

Zac Gorman, author of Thisby Thestoop and the Black MountainRick and Morty (comic series), Over the Garden Wall (Emmy award winning animated series, Magical Game Time(webcomic), Costume Quest (writer and artist Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, as well as writer for new Costume Quest animated series on Amazon Prime in 2018).

Rafael Rosado, Artist of Giants Beware!, Dragons Beware! and Monsters Beware!

Zack Giallongo, Author of BroxoEwoks: Shadows of Endor, artist of the Stratford Zooseries, and author of Star Wars Doodles. Co-host of the Galaxy of Super Adventure show.

Hannah O’Neal, Animator at FableVision Studios in Boston, MA.

Joamette Gil, creator and editor of the award-winning POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Series.

Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea100 Demon Dialogues.

Meggie Ramm, creator of Stick WorldI Have No Idea What I’m Doing, and Olympic Adventures.

Steve Hamaker (SATURDAY ONLY), Eisner-winning colorist of BoneRASL, and Table Titans. Author of PLOX.

Kean Soo, Creator of the Jellaby and March Grand Prix series of graphic novels.

Pranas T. Naujokaitis, writer of the Adventure Time: Ice King miniseries, writer/illustrator of Uncle Grandpa in Uncle Grandpaland, and creator of many mini-comics including the Monster Town series and the Ignatz Award nominated Laffy Meal.

Gregg Schigiel, author/illustrator of the Pix graphic novels, regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics, and host of the “Stuff Said” podcast.

Kiel Phegley, Author of Gumball’s Guide to ScienceSonic The Hedgehog, and Halo: Spartan-IV Field Manual.

Scoot McMahon, cartoonist of Sami the Samurai SquirrelWrapped UpSpot on AdventureThe Mighty Super KingzTales from the Con, and Aw Yeah Comics!

John Martin, illustrator and co-creator of Sci-Fi Junior High and Vordak book series.

Himashi Hewagama, author of the webcomic Celestial Princess Sierra.

Jonathan Griffith, author and illustrator of 19643031: An Ongoing Exploration of the Familiarly Unknown webcomic, and August & Patterson.

Sarah Bollinger, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beard webcomic.

Tara Kurtzhals, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beardwebcomic.

Chad Sell, creator of The Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf and Random House.

Dani Jones,  creator of children’s book Monsters vs Kittens and webcomic My Sister the Freak, and illustrator of the graphic novel PopularMMOs Presents a Hole New World.

Rob Stenzinger, co-host of the Lean Into Art Podcast, Creator of the video game This Panda Needs You, and a new comic called Two Pizza Team.

SRSLY Coalition, creators of the CPTN SRSLY Comic Anthology Volumes 1-4.

Emily Zelasko, writer and Illustrator of SnowOld Man, Dog, and the OceanPhantom in the SnowSomething Something Adam, and the Piece of Cake webcomic. Illustrator for Rainbow Sprinkle Slime, Vostokapolis. Colorist for Corpse Corp.

Mya Gosling, artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic..

Conor McCreery, author of Kill ShakespeareAssassin’s CreedRegular Show/Adventure Time, and Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini.

Matt Feazell, author of ZOT! in Dimension 10-½Understanding MinicomicsDizzy AdventuresStick Figure Presidents and The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.

Andrea Bell, creator of Fair VoyageStill Waiting, and Tracks.

Dave Scheidt, writer of rad comics like Adventure TimeAw Yeah ComicsDreamworks’ TrollsMunchkin, Nickelodeon’s Harvey BeaksWrapped Up and more!

Shaun Manning, Writer and co-creator of Macbeth: The Red KingInteresting Drug, and Hell, Nebraska, as well as short stories for Dark Horse Presents, Thought Bubble, and more.

Brian E. Lau, creator of Staunch Ambition.

Joe Foo, creator of Camp Pencilpoint.

Joshua Buchanan, illustrator of The RocketScratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds, and Factor Five.

Chris & Gin (Chris Ludden and Ginger Dee), creators of Dexter’s DigsPresidents of the United Space, and The Brothers Grant.

Merrill Rainey, illustrator for Highlights Magazine, artist in Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty Magazine, illustrator of Frog. Frog? Frog! for Capstone Publishing, illustrator in Cricket and Spider Magazine, and artist for educational publishers including McGraw Hill, Scholastic Education, and RAZ Kids (Learning A-Z).

Sean Dove, co-creator of BroBots at Oni Press, Colorist on Wrapped Up, and Madballs.

Zachary Lehner, artist of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, contributing author and artist to the anthology I Want to Pet Your Werewolf.

Madeline Zuluaga, one of the Illustrators on When the Rules Aren’t Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism Graphic Novel; contributor to Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood anthology and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei anthology; creator of a capybara-focused illustration book called Capybara Parade.

Bruce Worden, author/illustrator of Goodnight Keith MoonWoodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies; and the weekly pictoblog Shoppers Unknown where he finds discarded shopping lists and draw the people he imagines wrote them.

Peter Sickman-Garner, creator of the Harvey- and Eisner-nominated comic series Hey, Mister, published by Top Shelf Productions.

Jessi Zabarsky, creator of Witchlight, an all-ages shojo adventure comic.

Terry Eisele, author of the three-volume graphic novel With Only Five Plums and the forthcoming Far Tune.

Courtney M Hahn, artist of Podunk, Space for Everyone, and Uni-Puppy.

James Anderson, creator of Ellie on Planet X.

Ellie Moody, creator of The MeltingHow to Make ToastBad Guys, and more.

Bruno Hohn, creator of the comics series The Misadventures of Spenser the Ghost & Larry the Muffin.

Rocket Neiburger, creator of Happy Monster, original mini comic series!

Dana Atnip, Creator, artist, and writer for the webcomic Galactic Dragons.

Giselle Sarmiento, creator of short form comics Limon, delay and creator of fanart illustrations..

Theresa Dunn, author/illustrator of The Tale of Sir Stinky and Not All Pirates Have Hook Hands.

Jay Fosgitt, artist for IDW (My Little PonyAw Yeah Revolution), Marvel (Rocket Raccoon and GrootDeadpoolGwenpoolJessica JonesAvengersWeb Warriors), and Source Point Press (Dead Duck and Zombie Chick).

Matthew New, writer/artist for Billy Johnson and his Duck are Explorers.

Ali Cantarella, creator of The Hasty Pastry graphic novel, illustrator on Monkey and Dragon in the Golden Hour children’s book.

Charles Brubaker, creator of Ask a Cat and The Fuzzy Princess.

Brett R. Pinson, creator of Boomtown ScabsThe Adventures of Carl, The Expendables.

 

 

NYC – Jessica Jones Signing

Artist Michael Gaydos appears at Royal Collectibles on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM to sign Jessica Jones!

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Royal Collectibles
96-01 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-793-0542

NYC – Jessica Jones Season 2 Panel

Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, ​Janet McTeer, Eka Darville, J.R. Ramirez, Melissa Rosenberg (Showrunner & Executive Producer), Allie Goss (Vice President, Original Series, Netflix), and Jeph Loeb (Executive Producer; Head of Marvel Television) appear at the Paley Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018 7:00 PM to discuss the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.

The Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Jessica Jones’s highly anticipated sophomore season arrives on March 8, but why sit home and watch it alone when you can view the first episode on the Paley Center’s giant screen in the company of fellow fans, followed by a conversation with the cast and creative team? Join us for the second-season launch of a show critics have praised as stylish, sublimely neo-noirish, and an evolutionary leap forward in the live-action superhero television genre.

Get tickets at the link…

Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street, New York, NY 10019

ECCC 2018 Welcomes Brian Michael Bendis

Emerald City Comic Con is so excited to announce that Eisner Award winning comic writer Brian Michael Bendis will be joining us at ECCC 2018 on Friday March 2nd & Saturday March 3rd! See his spotlight panel on Friday afternoon at 2:45 PM in Room WSCC 611.

Brian Michael Bendis has put his mark on comics as one the most prolific writers of the 21st century. From Powers to the Avengers and Spider-Man, he has had an undeniable impact on the landscape of the 4-color world. Now as he prepares to begin his tenure at DC on Action Comics, join the creator of Jessica Jones, Miles Morales, and many more great characters as we spotlight this mega talented creator’s past, present and future.

He will appear in the Autographing Area for signing on Friday from 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM and 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM and on Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Emerald City Comic Con encourages fans to arrive at signing sessions on time. All guests reserve the right to refuse to sign an item that they deem inappropriate. No candid photography or video recording is permitted in the Autographing Area.

Doctor Who Reunion at Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Press Release:

Emerald City Comic Con is excited to welcome Doctor Who’s companion, Rose Tyler AKA Billie Piper to Seattle on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd! She will be joining the Doctor Who Main Stage panel on Thursday. She will have solo photo ops available, and she also has autographs for pre-sale available at noon (PST) on Thursday, January 25th.

More good news! Dual photo ops with Billie & David Tennant on Thursday & Friday of the show. All these photo ops will be available on Thursday, January 25th at 12:00 PM PST. Get Thursday & Friday tickets at the link…

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OR – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at the Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 PM to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, BonfirePlease note: A purchase of Bonfire is required to join the signing line.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

MA – 2017 Julius Schwartz Lecture

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED**

Writer Brian Michael Bendis appears at MIT to present the 2017 Julius Schwartz Lecture on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM. Admission is Free and open to the public.

Press Release:

MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing is thrilled to welcome award-winning comics creator Brian Michael Bendis, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics, for the 2017 Julius Schwartz lecture.

For the last eighteen years, Brian’s books have consistently sat on the top of the nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. He is the co-creator and consulting producer of the Peabody Award-winning Jessica Jones on Netflix from Marvel TV. For Marvel entertainment, Bendis is currently the monthly writer of the bestselling Defenders, Jessica Jones, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy series.

The introduction of the multiracial Spider-Man, Miles Morales, made the front page of USA Today and went on to become an international hotbed political topic featured on Fox News, CNN, The Daily Show, Conan O’Brien, Howard Stern and many others.

The news of a new ‘Iron Man’ character in the form of 15-year-old Riri Williams made massive international headlines when the story broke in Time magazine. Her solo debut as Invincible Iron Man debuted in the top five nationwide.

Before that, Brian completed a 100 issue run on the X-Men franchise with the debut of ALL-NEW X-MEN and UNCANNY X-MEN and 9 years helming Marvel’s popular AVENGERS franchise by writing every issue of the NEW AVENGERS plus debuting the hit books AVENGERS, MIGHTY AVENGERS and DARK AVENGERS along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN, HOUSE OF M, SECRET WAR, SPIDER-MEN, SECRET INVASION, AGE OF ULTRON, SIEGE and CIVIL WAR 2.

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CA – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Friday, November 17th at 7pm to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, Bonfire.

Wristbands for event access will be distributed with purchase of Bonfire from this Barnes & Noble location beginning at 9am the day of the event. Following a brief discussion, Ms. Ritter will sign copies of Bonfire as well as pose for photos. In the interest of time she will not be personalizing or signing any additional items.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at the Warwick’s Books on Thursday, November 16th at 6:00 PM to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, Bonfire. Tickets available at the link…

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Warwick’s Books
7812 Girard Ave, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-0347

WA – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at the University Book Store on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 PM to present and sign copies of her debut thriller, Bonfire.

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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University Book Store
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 634-3400

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