OR – Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Signing

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

OR – First Second Signing

Graham Annable, Mike Lawrence, Robin Robinson, and Charise Mericle Harper appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad.

Four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators join us to present their new books: Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Mike Lawrence with Star Scouts: The League of Lasers (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First Second), and Charise Mericle Harper with Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle (First Second).

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Peter & Ernesto Launch Party

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Green Bean Books on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

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Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

CA – Art of Kubo & the Two Strings Signing

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Gallery Nucleus hosts an artist panel and signing on Saturday November 5, 2016 featuring the artists who have worked on Kubo and the Two Strings continuing their celebration with Laika’s 10 year anniversary!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • Saturday, November 5th – Event Schedule:
2:00 – 3:00 Artist Discussion Panel
3:00 – 3:30 Q & A (moderated by Ben)
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Book Signing


FEATURED ARTISTS / PANELISTS:

  • Georgina Hayns, Head of Puppet Fabrication
  • Deborah Cook, Costume Designer
  • Trevor Dalmer, Concept Artist
  • Alice Bird, Art Director

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

CA – LAIKA 10th Anniversary Art Show

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Press Release:

One of the greatest animation studios celebrates its 10 year anniversary! This October, Gallery Nucleus is honored to present brand new and unique tribute artwork inspired by Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo & the Two Strings. With production puppets and art also on display, this will be a must see event for all fans of the craft of animation and LAIKA studios.

OPENING RECEPTION FEATURES (October 29th)
Panel / Signing (3:00 – 5:00pm)
Exhibition (6:00 – 10:00pm)

FREE ADMISSION, Open to the public, No RSVP, All ages welcome

  • First 100 attendees get a FREE door prize
  • Purchase any LAIKA related items from our shop and be entered in our hourly raffle giveaways
  • Travis Knight (LAIKA CEO and Director/Producer of Kubo and the Two Strings) plus other LAIKA creatives will be in attendance for signings
  • Signatures will be limited to the first 200 guests who purchase any LAIKA related items
  • Live Shamisen music by Tsugaru Terry inspired by “Kubo and the Two Strings”

FEATURED ARTISTS

Alan Cook
Andrew Kolb
April Liu
Brendan Merien
David Au
Drake Brodahl
Israel Sanchez
Jackie Huang
Joey Chou
Julia Sarda
Mael Gourmelen
Maxime Mary
Pete Oswald
Seb Mesnard
Stan Manoukian
Uli Meyer
Zaruhi Galstian

…and more to be announced!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

SF – An Evening with The Boxtrolls

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The Cartoon Art Museum goes behind the scenes of The Boxtrolls with co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:00 pm in a special event presented by Focus Features. Annable and Stacchi will share art and stories behind the making of The Boxtrolls, produced by LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio owned by Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and was released nationwide by Focus Features on September 26, 2014. The exhibition features concept art and puppets from the upcoming film, LAIKA’s third stop-motion animated film to be shot in 3D.

About The Boxtrolls:

The Boxtrolls is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

About LAIKA:

Fueled by the vision of its owner, Nike co-founder and Chairman Philip H. Knight, and its President & CEO Travis Knight, LAIKA is a feature film animation company located in Portland, Oregon. LAIKA’s first two films, Coraline (2009) and ParaNorman (2012) were nominated for Academy Awards® and BAFTA® Awards.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

NYC – Nick Abadzis Signs

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Press Release:

Nick Abadzis is an acclaimed comics artist and writer (Laika, Hugo Tate). His latest work is a collaboration with French novelist and translator David Camus (author of Knights of the Kingdom). The Cigar That Fell in Love with The Pipe tells the story of a box of cigars Orson Welles receives as a gift on the eve the release of a new film. Weaving together the story of Welles, his wife, the glamorous actress Rita Hayworth, and Conchita Marquez–the greatest cigar maker in world–The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe is a gently humorous and magical story.

Nick will speak with comics journalist Tucker Stone, writer for The Factual Opinion, Comics Alliance, The Comics Journal and sales and marketing representative for Nobrow in the US.

Buy a copy of The Cigar That Fell in Love with A Pipe 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.

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

MICE 2013 Returns With 2-Day Show

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Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo hosts its first two-day show on September 28-29, 2013 at in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA! The event is a joint project between the Boston Comics Roundtable, an independent arts collective, and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; MICE puts a focus on the art of making comics and connects local creators with local audience. They will also run a number of workshops for children and adults, as well as panel discussions on the craft and relevance of the comics form. MICE is for anyone of any age who wants to discover new comics, learn more about the medium of comics, or is interested in making their own. Sunday is Kids Day, featuring workshops for the young cartoonist.

MICE 2013 is pleased to welcome eight comic creators to our show as our special guests: Chris Duffy, George O’Connor, Josh Neufeld, Lucy Knisley, Maris Wicks, Mike Cavallaro, Nick Abadzis, and R. Sikoryak. They will appear at their tables in the exhibition area, as well as at various panels and workshops over the weekend.

Plus MICE features 150 exhibitors including Alison Wilgus, Bob Flynn, Braden Lamb, Cathy Leamy, Colleen AF Venable, David Marshall, E. J. Barnes, Ellen Crenshaw, Emmy Cicierega, Jennie Wood, Ming Doyle, Nate Bellegarde, Renee Kurilla, Sean Wang, Shelli Paroline, Stephanie Yue, Tim Finn, Zack Giallongo, and many more!

View the exhibitor list and full schedule (TBA) at the website: www.micexpo.org

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