The Maine Comics Arts Festival has announced Kate Beaton and Kazu Kibuishi as their first featured guests! MeCAF will be held on Sunday, May 20th in Portland, Maine. Follow their blog for the latest details.
Kate Beaton, creator of “Hark, A Vagrant” !
Hark! A Vagrant takes readers on a romp through history and literature—with dignity for few and cookies for all—with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton’s pared-down, excitable style. This collection features favorite stories as well as new, previously unpublished content. Whether she’s writing about Nikola Tesla, Napoleon, or Nancy Drew, Beaton brings a refined sense of the absurd to every situation.
In just four years, Beaton has taken the comics world by storm with her non sequiturs, cheeky comebacks, and irreverent punch lines. With 1.2 million monthly hits on her site—500,000 of them unique—and comics appearing in Harper’s Magazine, the National Post, and The New Yorker, her caricatures of historical and fictional figures filtered through a contemporary lens display a sharp, quick wit that knows no bounds.
Kazu Kibuishi is the author and illustrator of the popular Amulet graphic novel series for young readers, including Amulet 1: The Stonekeeper, which was honored with the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award in 2010 and the Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award in 2011; Amulet 2: The Stonekeeper’s Curse; Amulet 3: The Cloud Searchers; and Amulet 4: The Last Council.
Copper, his popular web comic, was published in January 2010. Kazu is also founder and editor of the Flight Anthologies, a critically acclaimed comics series, as well as the creator of Daisy Kutter: The Last Train, a winner of the YALSA Best Books for Young Adults Award in 2006. Born in Tokyo, Kazu moved to the U.S. with his mother and brother when he was a child. He graduated with a degree in Film Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He currently lives with his wife and son in Alhambra, and works full-time as a comic book artist.
Kazu Kibuishi signs on Saturday September 3rd at 1pm!
Kazu Kibuishi, author and illustrator of the popular Amulet graphic novel series for young readers, will meet visitors and talk about his work. Kibuishi’s work has been honored with the 2010 Rhode Island Children’s Book Award and the 2011 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Gallery Nucleus is proud to present the ‘Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition’, an exhibition that features extraordinary art from over 50 talented artists/fans from around the world. In celebration of the final film and all things Harry Potter, this exhibit is carefully curated through open submissions and private invitations, the Harry Potter Tribute blog has been active for the past year and amongst the artists featured include Kazu Kibuishi, Amy Kim Kibuishi, Brittney Lee, Jake Parker, Johane Matte, William Stout, Mindy Lee, Israel Sanchez, Cory Godbey, and Mary Grandpre, cover Illustrator of the American editions of the Harry Potter books series. Opening night is July 9, 2011 from 7-11pm.
Admission is $2 per person at the door, but FREE admission to those who come in Harry Potter-inspired attire or when when you Facebook, Twitter, or Blog about the event before July 2, 2011.
Guests will also be invited to participate in a plethora of activities including:
FREE entrance gift of exclusive exhibition buttons that will divide attendees into individual Hogwarts houses (available while supplies last).
Snitch-Seeking machine booth and contest.
Harry Potter photo area.
Mystery flavored Jelly Belly tasting station.
FREE Butterbeer and snacks served.
Prizes for contest and raffle winners will include Harry Potter merchandise, a Warner Brothers Studios Tour ticket, and an exclusive print from Mary Grandpre!
This event is not to be missed for Harry Potter fans, and those who can’t fly all the way to Universal Studios, Orlando.
For the complete roster of participating artists, including further details about opening reception highlights, please visit our homepage.
Plus, follow our ongoing tribute blog for any news and updates on the exhibit, the featured artists, or anything Harry Potter!
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Kazu Kibuishi, Chris Schweizer, and Chad Thomas sign at Rogues Gallery on Saturday, June 25th!
Join us for our all-ages awesomeness event, featuring guests Chad Thomas (Mega Man, Young Salem), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Copper, Flight) and Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Adventures)!
Kids can talk to comic book artists about comics and drawing, and everyone can get autographs! Free sketches will be available for as many folks as time allows for, and we’ll have a small selection of free comics early on in the day!
We’ll have items for sale from all of the guests, including Chad’s Mega Man #1 variant cover, volumes of Amulet, Copper, and Crogan’s Adventures, plus Chris Schweizer’s new sketchbook!
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX
Eighteen Eisner Award Winners, Nominees To Attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, April 29-May 1
Jim Krueger, Kevin Maguire, Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout Among Top Creators At Anaheim Comic Con
NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 18, 2011 – Eighteen Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners or nominees are among the more than 200 comic creators already scheduled to attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, April 29-May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Seven superstar artists and writers who have won the prestigious Eisner Award who will be on site include Jim Krueger (“Earth X,” “Project Superpowers”), Steve Lieber (“Detective Comics,” “Hawkman”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential,” Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra”), and William Stout (paleontological reconstruction artist), Derek Kirk Kim (“Same Difference and Other Stories,” “Lowbright”) and D.J. Kirkbride (“PopGun,” “Do You Believe in Ninjas?”).
Eisner nominees scheduled to appear include James Andrew Clark (“The Guns of Shadow Valley: Scar Tissue”), Chyna Clugston Flores (“Blue Monday,” “Brave & The Bold”), Nat Gertler (“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a GN”, “The Factor”), Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”), Paul Gulacy (“Valkyrie,” “Batman”), James Hudnall (“Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography,” “Harsh Realm”), Barbara Kesel (“Star Wars,” “Action Comics”), Kazu Kibuishi (“Flight,” “Copper”), Ethan Nicolle (“Chumble Spuzz,” “Axe Cop”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”) and Judd Winick (“Batman and Robin,” “Power Girl”).
The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch. Many California-based artists will be in attendance as well.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Established in 1987, they are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels).
Anaheim Comic Con will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens 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. Among the celebrities scheduled to attend are Tricia Helfer, Alaina Huffman, Harry Hamlin, Michael McMillian, John Schneider, Adam West, Burt Ward and Chase Masterson.
Anaheim Comic Con is the fourth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Friday, April 29, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Tickets are available in advance online at www.wizardworld.com/anaheim.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and 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.
For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become an Anaheim Comic Con Fan on Facebook.
Lift Off: The Art of Airships
January 9, 2010 – February 1, 2010
Opening Reception / Jan 9, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Take flight with an imaginative roster of artists presenting their vision of lighter-than-air aircrafts through concept work, original paintings, and sculpture.
Andrew R. Wright, Bill Carman, Christian Lorenz Scheurer, Daniel Dociu, Jake Parker, Jason Caffoe, Kazu Kibuishi, Khang Le , Myke Amend, Rick O’Brien, Robh Ruppel, Sarah Caterisano, Stephan Martiniere, Sterling Hundley, Trey Bryan
Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Quinquennium Exhibitum: Nucleus 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition
November 7, 2009 – November 30, 2009
Nov 7, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
Gallery Nucleus invites you to join us as writer, artist, and Eisner Award Nominee Kazu Kibuishi discusses the process behind the latest release in the Amulet series as well as other current projects. Hear the artist read from the latest book as well as answer questions from fans and other aspiring artists. A signing of the new book will follow; Jason Caffoe, Anthony Wu, and Amy Kim Kibuishi will also be signing copies, as they were instrumental in producing the vibrant colors within the book.
Reading & Panel: 1 – 2pm
Q & A: 2 – 2:30pm
Book Signing: 2:30 – 4pm
Also, register now for the much anticipated workshop “Storytelling for Comics & Film” instructed by artist Kazu Kibuishi. Through this seven week course beginning on Sept 15, Kibuishi will share his wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience. Learn more about taking your ideas and turning them into comics ready for publication. Each student will complete one 10-page comic by the end of the course.
More about the artist:
Born in Tokyo, Kazu Kibuishi is an American graphic novel author and illustrator. He is best known for his critically acclaimed Amulet series as well as being the creator and editor of the comic anthology Flight as well as creating the web comic Copper. The web comic artist and noted critic Scott McCloud has said that some of Kazu Kibuishi’s work is so beautifully drawn that “it hurts my hands when I look at it.”
Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801
SECRET IDENTITIES: THE ASIAN AMERICAN SUPERHERO ANTHOLOGY COMES TO SAN DIEGO WITH AN ALL-STAR LINEUP AT BOOTH #1735
Scheduled Appearances by Kelly Hu, Keiko Agena, Sonny Liew, Ming Doyle, Bernard Chang, Dustin Nguyen, and More; also Offering an Exclusive, Limited Edition Litho by Cliff Chiang; and Jeff Yang Moderates a Panel featuring Dwayne McDuffie, Gail Simone, Jai Nitz, Stuart Moore, and Gene Yang.
July 15, 2009—With Comic-Con International: San Diego just around the corner, the editors of Secret Identities, the groundbreaking Asian American superhero anthology, have announced a full schedule of signings at Epic Proportions’ Booth #1735.
Featuring some of the creative talent behind the stories in Secret Identities, these appearances give fans the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in comics, television and film!
Leading off the signing schedule at 12:30pm on Thursday, July 23 is the team behind “The Blue Scorpion & Chung,” Gene Yang (The Eternal Smile) and Sonny Liew (Liquid City). On Friday, July 24, the “Learn to Share” creative team of actress Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls) and artist Ming Doyle (Comic Book Tattoo) will be signing from 2pm to 4pm. Superstar actress Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United) and superstar artist Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary) are scheduled for Saturday, July 25 at 2pm. In addition, SIUniverse Media will be offering a convention exclusive lithograph of the Kelly Hu-created character JIA, featuring art by Cliff Chiang. Finally, “The Citizen” artist extraordinaire Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman: Streets of Gotham) wrap up the show on Sunday, July 26 at 2pm.
The editors of Secret Identities—Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma will also be available at Booth #1735 for the duration of the convention. However, the Secret Identities presence at Comic-Con extends well beyond a single booth. The following SI-affiliated artists and creators will be at their own booths throughout the convention center:
Bernard Chang (#1823)
Cliff Chiang (#1322)
Martin Hsu (#G-02)
Benton Jew (#EE-02)
Kazu Kibuishi (#2329)
Sonny Liew (#2329)
Jerry Ma (#1735)
Dustin Nguyen (#FF-04)
Anthony Wu (#2329)
Gene Yang (#AA-4)
To celebrate the gathering of so many contributors in one place, fans can participate in a special Secret Identities Scavenger Hunt! Anyone who has purchased a copy of Secret Identities and is able to collect verifiable signatures/sketches from each of the listed contributors will be entitled to a special prize at the Secret Identities booth!
In addition to celebrity signings and scavenger hunts, Secret Identities Editor-in-Chief Jeff Yang will be moderating a unique panel titled Four Color Reality: Making Comics Relevant to Readers Across Cultures in Room 3 on Friday, July 24 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Panelists include Dwayne McDuffie (Milestone Comics, Justice League), Gail Simone (Wonder Woman), Gene Yang (American Born Chinese), Stuart Moore (Wolverine: Noir, The 99) and Jai Nitz (Blue Beetle, El Diablo).
Four Color Reality: Making Comics Relevant to Readers Across Cultures. Comic book stories have become the core of American pop culture—is there a big-budget spectacular that doesn’t in some fashion owe its existence to comic book roots these days? But sales of traditional-format comic books themselves have been in decline for years. This panel explores one reason for this shrinking market: the divergence between the identities of mainstream comic icons—who are typically straight, white, male and American—and the demographic makeup of a new generation of readers. How can the comic book industry connect with changing audiences—not just of diverse races and backgrounds, but of different cultural and national origins as well?