April 10, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Free Comic Book Day, Horror, Movies, New Hampshire, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Webcomics
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear together for the first time in 20 years at the Knights of Columbus in Rochester, NH on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Joining them is Steve Lavigne and more artists from Mirage Studios plus new Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Rebekah Isaacs! Special Local Guests include writers Christopher Golden ad Tom Sniegoski, The Fatsquad, lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more. Full details at the link…
Hosted by Jetpack Comics.
Knights of Columbus
40 Columbus Ave, Rochester, NH 03867
Comic artist Rich Woodall (Johnny Raygun, Kyrra the Jungle Girl) draws free sketches on Saturday March 22, 2014 to raise money for the Somersworth Middle School.
Somersworth Middle School is holding a spring bookfair to raise money for Operation Field Day. There will be plenty of crafts, drama performances, artwork, music and a lot more. Come see these talented kids perform and help them reach their goals!
Barnes & Noble – Fox Run Crossings
45 Gosling Road, Newington, NH 03801
Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot sign at Jetpack Comics on Saturday June 15th!
The book is in stock NOW but on 6/15 you can meet Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot at Jetpack! Not only will they be signing their 3 awesome covers but they will also have a FREE signed & numbered limited edition print available with any purchase of Matt Talbot or Rich Woodall’s work.
This includes Matt’s awesome covers to Adventure Time, Rich & Matt’s work on Johnny Raygun, Rich and Matt’s 3 AWESOME TMNT #22 covers or anything else they bring along to sell. Purchase any item and get your limited edition, Jetpack Comics exclusive signed & numbered print. Get another print for every three additional items you purchase. Can you buy all the prints? Sure, just buy all their stuff….and I mean all of it! Time to be announced!
Will they be doing sketches that day? Of course they will. A simple Turtle head poking out of your comic will be a mere $10. The more elaborate the image, the more money it will cost. Be sure to discuss it with them that day!
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot sign at Rubber Chicken Comics on
Friday, May 31, 2013 Saturday June 1st!
Rubber Chicken Comics
15 N. Main Street (Rt 126), Bellingham, MA 02019
RICH WOODALL, the artist for the Phantom Variant cover of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22, appears at Coast City Comics on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1:00 until 6:00 pm for an exclusive signing event!
We are the only store in Maine that carries these extremely limited covers, so this is a unique opportunity to have one of these special covers signed by the artist!
Rich modeled the TMNT #22 Phantom Variant off of Todd McFarlane’s cover art for Hulk #340! It’s a great cover, and we’re really excited to host Rich for this event!
Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Kevin Eastman, Rich Woodall, Tyler James, Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and more appear at Jetpack Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Kevin Eastman – Co Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Writer / Artist IDW TMNT. Owner Heavy Metal
and so much more awesome stuff.
Tyler James – Comix Tribes Red Ten FCBD
Matt Talbot – Cover Artist KABOOM SUMMER BLAST Phantom Variant Edition & Cover Artist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 Phantom Variant Edition
Rich Woodall – Cover Artist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 Phantom Variant
Christopher Golden – Writer the Baltimore series from Dark Horse Comics.
Thomas Sniegoski – Writer Vampirella Strikes from Dynamite Entertainment.
Rich Brunelle & Josh Belanger – Creators & Artists Red Claw & The Fat Squad
The Poison Pixies Roller Derby Team – Come and meet NH’s premiere roller derby team in the convention hall!
The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club
Bill Mitchell & Kimball Thorpe – Beanman.
Heidi Brunelle – Debuting a new hand crafted sensation this year at FCBD!
Jennifer Omand – Creator & artist Square Cat Comics!
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
Craig Rousseau and Rich Woodall sign at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from noon till 2:00pm! They’re debuting their new comic Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl from Artist Alley Comics!
Kyrra’s about to turn 16, and her life is about to change forever! Her peaceful afternoon turns deadly as she’s stalked through the jungle by someone, or SOMETHING! This issue is by Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond, Captain America, The Perhapanauts) and Rich Woodall (Johnny Raygun, ZombieBomb!, The Savage Dragon).
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Ed McGuinness, Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, Rich Woodall & more sign on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Ed McGuinness – ED MCGUINNESS IS BACK AND HE WANTS TO CLICK! Ed McGuinness is returning to Rochester’s Free Comic Book Day Festival! This year he’s bringing his HeroClix and enjoying a Saturday Afternoon Game. Come and be a part of the HeroClix / FCBD fun! Artist on Deadpool, Vampirella, Superman/Batman and many more. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans and for the Friday Night Heroclix Tourney.
Thomas Sniegoski – Author Tom Sniegoski returns to Jetpack Comics FCBD festival this year! Tom’s body of work is incredible. Don’t forget to pick up his most recent work on BONE, The Quest for the Spark. Writer on Batman, The Punisher, Hellboy, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the prequel to Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, which was called Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone. His most recent comic book work, written with frequent partner Christopher Golden, is The Sisterhood, published by Archaia Studios Press. Chris and Tom have also worked on the mini-series Talent from Boom! Studios, optioned by Universal Pictures. Tom will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Hill – Celebrating his first FCBD festival, the award winning writer of national best sellers 20th Century Ghost Stories, Heart Shaped Box, and Horns joins Jetpack with a special all ages Free Comic Book Day issue of his award winning comic series Locke & Key, currently in the works to be a Fox TV show! Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jason Ciaramella – Joining Joe will be scripter Jason Ciaramella, who scripted Joe’s The Cape (not the TV show) and Joe’s Kodiak. Both Jason and Joe are Eisner Award nominees this year. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.
Christopher Golden – Comic book writer, author with an impressive bibliography (including books like Strangewood and The Ferryman), co-writer of the online animated series Ghosts of Albion, who also wrote the introduction for Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost Stories. Christopher will be on hand with his special FCBD offering of Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to sign for fans.
Bob Raymond – An artist/comic creator who recently got some publicity when he did a comic for an unknown Senate candidate, Alvin Green of North Carolina, and had his comic shown on the Daliy Show with Jon Stewart and some small press publications to the Washington Post. Next up is a one shot through Jetpack Comics! Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.
Bill Mitchell and Kimball Thorpe – Co-creators of the web comic character Beanman. Bill and Kimball will be on hand to sign and draw for fans.
Heidi Brunelle – Creator of Amputee Bunny and Narcoleptic Owl at Jetpack Comics. Heidi will be on hand to sign for fans.
Greg Moutafis – Entering the industry in 1994 with a Xeric Foundation Award for Indie Comic Artists, Greg has illustrated a variety of stories and projects for publishers including Caliber, Jetpack Press and Lollipop music magazine. His latest full length projects are the 2005 superhero graphic novel The Rookie, with Killing Pickman writer Jason Becker, and the satirical graphic novel Boom!Squad with award winning prose writer David Crouse. Greg recently launched PREEMO STUDIO for his graphic design work and creator owned comic projects. Greg will be selling original art, as well as new, limited-edition prints and books at the show.
Rick Silva – Small press publisher and comic book writer. Rick published and edited Kinships magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios, a small press comic book company. Rick co-writes the Dandelion Studios comics Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Kaeli and Rebecca and Perils of Picorna. He publishes his own zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick will be on hand to sign for fans.
Shaun O’Neil – A friend of the store who recently had a short story published in the Image Comics Anthology. The story he penciled was written by Robert Kirkman (writer on The Walking Dead)! Shaun will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Dellagatta – Artist on “Spared” in Egg: Hard Boiled Stories #1, “Fisherman’s Wife” in Mysterious Adventure Magazine, the online “Mr. Legacy” origin story, writer/artist on “Nick” in Zombies Anthology and currently working on his creator owned project, The Holy Diver. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Rich Woodall – Local creator, writer and artist of the all ages comic, Johnny Raygun, produced by Jetpack Press. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Rich’s other works include thousands of sketch cards for Topps card company including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Comic Cards. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jennifer Omand – Creator ofthe web comic Squarecat Comics. Jennifer will be on hand to sign for fans.
Matt Talbot – Co-Writer and inker of Johnny Raygun and a highly accomplished graphic designer. Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.
Sara Richard – Artist currently working on solidifying a signature illustration style and freelancing with Hasbro. Sara will be on hand to sign for fans.
Other Events and Guests fro Free Comic Day:
The Star Wars 501st /NH Mandalorians – Star Wars characters on the stage at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Accepting donations and holding a silent auction for the Make A Wish foundation.
The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club – The BMS Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of “Multi-Age Media Presents” a year. All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book sells in the cafeteria during lunch or through subscriptions delivered to home room. The profits from the comic go toward purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read. This is the club’s fourth year (and second appearance at FCBD).
The Fatsquad - Jetpack Press’ own Fatsquad, with the success of their first nationally distributed publication, will be at FCBD selling all their fat goods.
Severed Head Comics – Once again, New Hampshire proves it’s the place that up and coming comic creators get their start. Severed Head Comics Presents is a horror anthology by a group of New Hampshire comic creators.
JETPACK COMICS LLC
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.
With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.
Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo
Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth
Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics
Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content
Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange
Ruth Sanderson, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum
Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.
The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!
Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)
Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)
Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.