NJ – Bingo Love Signing

Tee Franklin, the creator and writer of Bingo Love, appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 PM for a book signing!

ABOUT THE BOOK: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

Barnes & Noble – Towne Place at Garden State Park
911 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
856-486-1492

NY – FCBD 2018: Aw Yeah Comics

Tee Franklin (Bingo Love, Love is Love), Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground), Sara Richard (The Ghost: The Owl, My Little Pony), Franco (Tiny Titans, The Ghost: The Owl), David Gallaher & Steve Ellis (Only Living Boy, High Moon) appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528
(914) 732-3600

OR – Star Scouts/The 27 Run Signing

Mike Lawrence and Justin Zimmerman sign at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from noon till 2:00 PM.

Justin Zimmerman has two major releases. THE 27 RUN oversized hardcover & the anniversary printing of THE KILLING JAR will be on hand! Justin will also have a free Love is Love print for any one who picks up a copy of Love is Love. See more of Justin’s work at www.brickerdown.com

THE LEAGUE OF LASERS by artist and author Mike Lawrence! It’s the second installment in his suspenseful STAR SCOUTS middle grade graphic novel series! See more of Mike’s work at: mlawrenceillustration.com

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

IDW Brings Big Exclusives & Debuts To WonderCon 2018

Press Release:

IDW Publishing is returning to one of Southern California’s favorite comic convention– the one and only WonderCon! Held at the Anaheim Convention Center from March 23rd to March 25th, attendees can stop by and see the IDW crew at booth #1109 all weekend. Kick off your convention season with a show full of creator signings, announcements, panels, giveaways, and so much more!

Join IDW in welcoming the long anticipated arrival of the blue blur, Sonic The Hedgehog, at the show! Be one of the first to pick up a world premiere convention exclusive copy of Sonic #1 and get it signed by writer Ian Flynn who will have signing times all weekend long! Also available at the booth is a free limited edition preview of the highly anticipated fourth volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest. Get your first look inside the exciting final volume by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

In addition to Sonic, IDW will be unveiling brand new convention variant covers to some of the most anticipated titles of the spring.

  • Sonic #1 – Cover by Tracy Yardley – $10
  • Ghostbusters: Crossing Over #1 – Photo cover – $10
  • G.I. Joe A Real American Hero #250 – Cover by Netho Diaz – $10
  • Star Wars Forces of Destiny Virgin Cover Set – Covers by Elsa Charretier – $25
  • Clue TPB – Variant cover by Gabriel Rodriguez – $20
  • Star Trek: Mirror Broken TPB – Variant cover by J.K. Woodward – $25
  • Two New My Little Pony Pin Packs – $30 each – *Free print included with purchase of both

Also this year, for the first time ever, IDW will be revealing an on-site order system to fulfill all of your comic needs! Can’t find what you’re looking for at the booth? IDW is implementing a new process where you will have the option to order anything from the IDW warehouse then and there, with free domestic shipping straight to your door included. Ask an IDW staff member for more details.

If that wasn’t enough, IDW will be debuting Mystery Packs containing rare variants, signed and sketched merchandise, and more unique items! These packs will be available as a FREE BONUS to all customers who spend over $100 at the IDW booth. These special packs will be given away on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Friday March 23rd

  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM G.I. Joe: A Real American HeroLarry Hama (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-WarsJonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM My Little PonyTony Fleecs
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM GoosebumpsJeremy Lambert
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM The Wind In The WillowsDavid Petersen
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM TransformersJohn Barber, Mairghread Scott
  • 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sonic The HedgehogIan Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)

Saturday March 24th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 10:00 – 11:00 PM My Little Pony – Christina Rice
  • 11:00 – 12:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Star Trek: Mirror Broken – David Tipton, Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward (*Check out the show exclusive variant trade paperback!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM The X-Files, V-Wars – Jonathan Maberry (*A New York Times Bestselling Author!)
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM M.A.S.K. – Brandon Easton
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM Transformers – John Barber, Mairghread Scott, Livio Ramondelli
  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM Star Trek: Discovery – Kirsten Beyer, Mike Johnson (*Writers for the hit T.V. show!)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Jem and the Holograms – Sina Grace, Nicole Goux

Sunday March 25th

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars Adventures – Shannon Eric Denton
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Powerpuff Girls – Jake Goldman, Haley Mancini (*Writers and voice actors for the cartoon show!)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Goosebumps – Jeremy Lambert
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Stretch Armstrong – Kevin Burke, Chris “Doc” Wyatt” (*Executive producers and writers for the new show!)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Frankenstein Alive, Alive! – Steve Niles, Kelley Jones, Liz Wrightson
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Surfside Girls – Kim Dwinell
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Sonic The Hedgehog – Ian Flynn, Tyson Hesse (*Check out the show exclusive variant!)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Love is Love – Marc Andreyko, Nyambi Nymabi, Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs

Throughout the weekend, don’t forget to join IDW creators and editors alike in a series of enlightening and entertaining panels! Plus, don’t miss your chance to have your work looked at by an IDW editor!

FRIDAY

Jack Kirby’s Centennial Artwork ExtravaganzaFriday, 3/23/18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 209

The Jack Kirby Centennial celebration continues with this incredible presentation of the King’s original comic artwork.  The standing-room-only panel had to turn away fans at both San Diego and New York — and is now in Anaheim for one final encore! Hosted by IDW President and Publisher Greg Goldstein, this special tribute will feature a multi-media display of more than 1,300 pages of Kirby’s original artwork—the largest showing ever—selected from the eight Jack Kirby Artist’s Edition books IDW has published, as well as additional not-yet-published pages that will be new to fans of the books. Everyone who attends will walk away with a special gift!

IDW Portfolio ReviewFriday, 3/23/18, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

Black Crown: The Ruling ClassFriday, 3/23/18, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Room: 213

Last October, IDW kicked off a new comics revolution with BLACK CROWN, editor Shelly Bond’s audacious creator-owned imprint. Join Bond and her coterie of star talent including Philip Bond (CUD: RICH AND STRANGE) and a special guest as they spill secrets and share amazing art at a panel that can only be called BLACK CROWN: THE RULING CLASS!

SATURDAY

IDW Publishing and Star Trek Comics: Keep on Trekkin’Saturday, 3/24/18, 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m., Room: 211

A panel focusing on all the great Star Trek comics coming out from IDW in 2018 and beyond! Special guests including Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, plus writers Mike Johnson, Kirsten Beyer (also a staff writer on the Star Trek Discovery show!), Scott Tipton, David Tipton, and Trek fan-favorite artist J.K. Woodward!

IDW: Transforming and Rolling OutSaturday, 3/24/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 208

It’s a year for big changes and even better comics at IDW Publishing! Come hear all about it from Senior Editor Sarah Gaydos, Editor Joe Hughes and a cavalcade of creators to be named later. Expect the usual scintillating chat, major announcements and even some fun giveaways, too.

IDW BookBuzz Live: A Spotlight on New and Upcoming TitlesSaturday, 3/24/18, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Editors Justin Eisinger and Alonzo Simon bring their online BookBuzz show to WonderCon with a comprehensive look at standout titles from the IDW 2018 schedule.

IDW’s World Famous Artist’s Edition and Artist’s Select Panel – New and Improved, Saturday, 3/24/18, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Room: 208

Join Director of Special Projects Scott Dunbier as he takes you upon a Magical Mystery Tour of all things related to great original art and classic comics. Come with questions, and he’ll have some great images to show you… and one or two nifty surprises to announce… and a very special guest star appearance!

SUNDAY

IDW’s Hey, Kids! (of All Ages) Comics PanelSunday, 3/25/18, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room: 213AB

Join your friends at IDW Publishing for the IDW KID’S PANEL 2018! Join editors and talent to discuss all your favorite family-friendly comics, from Star Wars Adventures to My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and beyond. Plus: KIDS! Learn from the experts on how you can become the next generation of comic book creators!

IDW Portfolio ReviewSunday, 3/25/18, 1:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 206B

An IDW editor will review your artwork and offer advice on your portfolio.

The Official Sonic the Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall!Sunday, 3/25/18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Room 300B

A townhall style panel focusing on the four Sonic The Hedgehog books IDW is publishing in April 2018. Special guests include Editor Joe Hughes, Associate Editor David Mariotte, writer Ian Flynn, and artist Tyson Hesse!

OR – Spider-Gwen/The 27 Run Signing

Excalibur Comics welcomes Robbi Rodriguez and Justin Zimmerman on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM for three major March releases. Robbi’s SPIDER-GWEN #30 and Justin’s THE 27 RUN oversized hardcover & the anniversary printing of THE KILLING JAR will be on hand! And don’t forget to bring Rodriguez / Zimmerman collabs LOVE IS LOVE and BROKEN FRONTIER to get signed to boot!

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Excalibur Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

DE – Bingo Love Signing

Tee Franklin, the creator and writer of Bingo Love, appears at the Comic Book Shop on Saturday, March 11th from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM for a book club and signing!

ABOUT THE BOOK: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 477-1119

NYC – Bingo Love Bingo

Press Release:

Join  Geeks OUT presents comic creator Tee Franklin at Rocco’s Tacos on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of her new book from Image Comics BINGO LOVE. We will be enjoying tacos and cocktails while Tee answers all our BINGO LOVE questions.

Following the Q&A we will be playing BINGO for some great prizes, we have signed copies of Bingo Love, Gift Certificates from local businesses, Comic books and trades and more! Hosted by Lynaé DePriest this is sure to be a fun night.

Tickets are $10 in advance $20 at the door and will get you two bingo cards to play with purchase!

Tickets available on Eventbrite at the link…

About Bingo Love:
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. From Tee Franklin (Nailbiter’s The Outfit, Love is Love) and Jenn St-Onge (Jem & The Misfits), Bingo Love is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.

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Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
339 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 246-8226

Flame Con 2018 Announces Special Guests

February 9, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New York

Press Release:

Just two weeks ago Flame Con HQ was overwhelmed the amazing love and support after announcing our return for the fourth year in Times Square! Since then we’ve been busy making this year the best year ever, starting with some special guests.

Flame Con is excited to host Jen Bartel, best known for her ongoing cover work for Marvel, DC/Vertigo, Dark House and IDW, LA-based artist Kris Anka (Captain Marvel, Uncanny X-Men, Star-Lord), and comic writer Tee Franklin (Bingo Love, The Outfit, A Blazin’) at this year’s expo.

Flame Con will be held on August 18 – 19, 2018 at The Sheraton in Times Square. Tickets to Flame Con are available through Eventbrite and will feature Daily, Weekend and Weekend VIP passes which includes access to the official 2018 Flame Con party. Tickets can be purchased at www.flamecon.eventbrite.com.

Registration for vendors and exhibitors is also open and can register at www.flamecontables.eventbrite.com.

For more information on Flame Con, please visit www.flamecon.org and for more information on Geeks OUT, please visit www.geeksout.org.

Image Expo 2018 Adds Nick Pitarra & Tee Franklin 

Press Release:

Nick Pitarra and Tee Franklin will both be attending IMAGE EXPO in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st. Expo attendees will be the first to learn of Pitarra’s, Franklin’s, and the rest of the industry-shaking line-up of new projects from Image Comics.

Best-selling artist Nick Pitarra is known for his hyper-detailed artwork and collaboration with Jonathan Hickman on previous critically-acclaimed series THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS and the miniseries THE RED WING. Pitarra will be making a new series announcement at Image Expo.

Franklin is a Black, Queer, disabled woman, known in the comics industry as a vocal person of color and advocate for the LGBTQ and disabled community. She is credited for starting the popular hashtag: #BlackComicsMonth which aims to make comic book fans more aware of talented Black comic creators, and their diverse comic book characters and superheroes that already exist in the industry. Hot off the break-out success of BINGO LOVE, Franklin will be making an announcement about another forthcoming series in the works for 2018.

Previously announced creators confirmed to IMAGE EXPO 2018 include Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI) and Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY).

Image Expo is an exclusive opportunity for fans to get early exposure to the Image Comics’ most jaw-dropping announcements, a first look at creative process, and learn insider details about this top talent. IMAGE EXPO 2018 is a unique all-day experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party which will be held from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, location and further details to be announced. No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

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Image Comics fans can follow the latest IMAGE EXPO updates at imagecomics.com/expo.

 

KS – New Super-Man #20 Signing

Artist Brent Peeples appears at Elite Comics on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM to sign NEW SUPER-MAN AND THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF CHINA #20 prior to his appearance at Planet Comicon.

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Elite Comics
11842 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 345-9910

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