Archie Comics’ Dan Parent Comes to Boston Comic Con 2014

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Archie Comics writer and artist DAN PARENT makes his first appearance at Boston Comic Con for this year’s show!  A graduate of the Kubert School, Dan began working for Archie immediately after graduation. One of the most popular and prolific creators on the Archie roster, Dan is best known for creating the Riverdale gang’s first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. He has also worked on notable storylines including Archie’s first interracial romance with Valerie (of the Pussycats), and guest appearances by Barack Obama, KISS, George Takei, and the cast of Glee.

Previously announced guests include Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, James Marsters, Eve Myles, Simon Bisley, Amanda Conner, Adam Kubert, Jeff Smith, Danielle Corsetto, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and many more!

For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link! Tell your friends!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. Next year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

NYC – Art of Archie Signing

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Victor Gorelick, Craig Yoe, Dan Parent, and Fernando Ruiz appear at Strand Book Store on Thursday November 7 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM!

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From the same folks who brought you The Art of Betty and Veronica last year, comes another fascinating look at the world of Archie Comics! The characters of Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends have been icons of the American cultural world for more than half a century. Now, The Art of Archie: The Covers presents an overview of the full history of Archie with gorgeous illustrations of full-color artwork by fan-favorite artists Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Bob Montana, Dan Parent and many more. To celebrate the release of this retrospective, a special panel of artists and experts will be joining us here at the Strand!

Victor Gorelick is the co-president of Archie Comics, and a fifty-five year veteran of the comics industry. He’ll be joined by Eisner-award winning editor and comic book historian Craig Yoe, and artists Dan Parent and Fernando Ruiz. Dan Parent mentored under the legendary Dan DeCarlo and has a long list of Archie credits from Archie Meets KISS to the creation of Kevin Keller, Riverdale’s first gay teen. Fernando Ruiz’s work is featured in the critically hailed Life with Archie series, and is an instructor at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art.

Visit us in the rare book room to hear what these experts have to say about over seven decades of the world of Archie! Dan and Fernando will sign books—and do exclusive, personal sketches!

Buy a copy of The Art of Archie: The Covers or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the timeof checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

ON – Kevin Keller Signing

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Dan Parent signs at Little Island Comics tomorrow Friday 23 August 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:00 pm!

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We’re proud and delighted to announce that Dan Parent will be meeting fans and signing books at Little Island Comics on Friday, August 23rd from 7:30pm until 9pm!

Known for bringing more diversity and inclusion to Riverdale than ever before, Dan Parent has been making Archie comics since 1987. When he introduced Archie Comics’ first out gay character Kevin Keller in 2010, that issue became the first in the 70-year history of Archie to completely sell through. And here at Little Island we know first-hand how much Archie fans young and old love Kevin Keller!

Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada
Phone: 416-901-7489

NYC – Kevin Signing

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Paul Kupperberg and Dan Parent appear at The Strand on Thursday April 18th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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Come and join us for a fascinating discussion from the creator and writer of Archie’s first gay character Kevin Keller. The creator, Dan Parent will discuss with Kevin’s writer Paul Kupperberg’s the impetus for creating Kevin to his controversial sold out wedding to the adversity the character has drummed up among anti-gay groups and to the embrace he has received from GLAAD and other organizations.

Buy a copy of Kevin or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street

The Strand
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805

NY – Art of Betty & Veronica Signing

Co-editors Victor Gorelick (Archie Comics Editor-in-Chief/Co-President) and Craig Yoe (Eisner award-winning comic book historian) appear with Archie fan-favorite artists Dan Parent (Kevin Keller) and Fernando Ruiz (Life with Archie) at Barnes & Noble in White Plains, NY on Friday, December 14th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm as part of a book fair to help raise funds for the local White Plains Performing Arts Center. Archie Comics is happy to be a part of such a great event to support the local arts community and spread holiday cheer Archie-style with FREE sketches for all who purchase a copy. A gift wrapping table will be available to assist with your holiday shopping.

Barnes & Noble
230 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
914-397-2420

NYC – Sulu Signs

George Takei signs at Midtown Comics on Wednesday December 5th from 9:00 – 11:00 pm!

JUST ADDED: Kevin Keller’s creator, writer and artist Dan Parent will also be in attendance.

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Midtown Comics is honored to welcome legendary actor, Star Trek helmsman and internet sensation, George Takei! Join us as we celebrate the release of the all new Kevin Keller #6 from Archie Comics and get your copy signed by George at our Times Square store on Wednesday December 5th starting at 9pm.

*Purchase of Kevin Keller #6 is required to attend the signing.
*Tickets to this event will be limited! PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

Midtown Comics
200 W 40th St Fl 2, New  York, NY 10018-1709

Archie Comics Signing Schedule at NYCC 2012

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Archie Comics isn’t just about the FREE SWAG at New York Comic Con! Okay, so you’ve been to one of our awesome panels and you got your FREE gift bag filled with Archie goodies, but what’s the next step? Get those comics signed by your favorite Archie creators, of course! This year’s signing schedule is packed with so much talent that we can barely believe it ourselves, so be sure to work some Archie signings into your busy NYCC schedule. Stop by the Archie Booth, BOOTH #1720, and meet the talented individuals who make Archie Comics possible. We’ll see you at the show!
ARCHIE COMICS SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012

All signings will take place at the Archie Comics Booth #1720 unless otherwise noted
Thursday, October 11th

5:00 – 6:00: Fiona Staples (Life with Archie)

6:00 – 7:00: Mike Norton (Life with Archie, New Crusaders)
Friday, October 12th

1:00 – 2:00: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)

2:00 – 3:00: Fernando Ruiz, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang (Life with Archie)

3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Mike Norton, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)

4:00 – 5:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)

5:00 – 6:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)

 

Saturday, October 13th

10:00 – 11:00: Paul Kupperberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)

11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)

12:00 – 1:00: Tom DeFalco, Fernando Ruiz, Tom Chu, Jack Morelli (Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.)

12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120

1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)

2:00 – 3:00: Craig Yoe, Victor Gorelick (Art of Betty & Veronica)

3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)

4:00 – 5:00: Batton Lash, Paul Castiglia (Best of Archie 1 & 2)

5:00 – 6:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
Sunday, October 14th

11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)

12:00 – 1:00: Dan Parent (Kevin Keller/Archie Meets KISS)

12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120

1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)

3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, John Workman (Sonic the Hedgehog)

ON – Kevin Keller Signing

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Dan Parent signs at Glad Day Bookshop on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 7:00pm until 8:30pm.

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The world cheered as Archie Comics introduced their first gay character to Archie’s Riverdale – KEVIN KELLER!

Glad Day Bookshop is excited to host an evening with DAN PARENT, the creator of Kevin Keller.

Please join us for this short onstage interview, an opportunity to ask Dan burning questions about Kevin and what it’s like to work for Archie Comics and get your copy of KEVIN KELLER signed by Dan himself!

For this special event, Glad Day Bookshop will be offering a special 10% off all other graphic novels in store.

Please note: this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Glad Day Bookshop
598 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y1Z3

NH – Archie Comics Signing

Artist Dan Parent appears at Double Midnight Comics to sign copies of Archie Meets Kiss, Kevin Keller, and your favorite Archie Comics on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from noon to 3pm!

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103