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  • MD – Wild Ocean Signing


    Matt Dembicki appears at Beyond Comics to sign his new graphic novel Wild Ocean on  Wednesday, June 4th at 4:00 pm!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Beyond Comics
    5632 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland 2170
    (301) 216-0007

    SF – Xoc Signing


    Matt Dembicki, writer and artist of the nature graphic novel Xoc: The Journey of a Great White (Oni Press), will sign and talk about his book Thursday April 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.  This event is free and open to the public.

    Xoc explores the Pacific Ocean through the eyes of one of the animal kingdom’s top predators, the Great White shark.  The adventure starts in our backyard and the predators’ stomping ground, the Farallon Islands, located roughly 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco.  The story embarks on a cross-ocean journey, following the encounters of a 17-foot shark—from preying to being preyed on.

    Cartoon Art Museum 
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    DC – District Comics Signing

    Press Release:

    The gang behind the smash hit anthology Trickster is back with another great anthology all about the history of Washington, D.C.! Many of the writers and artists of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington D.C. will be appearing at both our Washington DC store on Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

    The Washington City Paper is running a preview of the book along with two stories in their September 6 issue. Pick one up for free or read the article on their webpage!

    (We will update our list of artists as we confirm more of them.)

    District Comics creators appearing include:

    Jeffrey-Troy Allen
    Michael Brace
    Andrew Cohen
    Michael Cowgill
    Matt Dembicki
    Dale Rawlings
    Kevin Rawlings
    Mike Rhode
    Jason Rodriguez
    Jacob Warrenfeltz

    Big Planet Comics
    1520 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

    VA – District Comics Launch Party

    Editor Matt Dembicki and several local contributors sign at One More Page Books on Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for the launch of District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC.

    There will be more than 20 contributors on hand to sign (this will certainly be our biggest signing), including:

    Rebecca Goldfield
    Jacob Warrenfeltz
    Tabitha Whissemore
    Art Haupt
    Jason Rodriguez
    Andrew Cohen
    Rand Arrington
    Mal Jones
    Mike Rhode
    Rafer Roberts
    Gregory Robison
    Joe Carabeo
    Carolyn Belefski
    Jeff Barrus
    Michael Cowgill
    Dale Rawlings
    Michael Brace
    Steve Loya
    Kevin Rechin
    Paul Zdepski
    Matt Dembicki
    Carol Dembicki
    Also the Small Press Expo has generously donated FREE day passes to SPX to the first 25 people who buy a copy of the book at the signing!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    One More Page Books & More
    2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213

    MD/VA – Xoc Signings

    Matt Dembicki, creator of The Brewmaster’s Castle and editor of Trickster,  appears on Saturday, July 28 at Big Planet Comics’ College Park (11am-1pm) and Vienna (3pm-5pm) stores for his new book Xoc.

    Big Planet Comics
    7315 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

    426 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA 22180

    VA – Team Cul de Sac Launch Party

    Press Release:

    One More Page is proud to host a launch party on Sunday June 10, 2012 from 5-7pm for “Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s.” Join us to celebrate the publication of this fine collection of work from cartoonists around the country in tribute to their colleague, our neighbor Richard Thompson, author of the beloved strip Cul de Sac. A portion of the day’s sales will go to Team Cul de Sac,which is part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We’ll feature wine, light snacks, and the opportunity to rub elbows with some mighty fine cartoonists. Bring the whole family!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    The following cartoonists that have RSVP’d for Sunday’s event – hope to see YOU there!

    We hope that Richard Thompson will be able to join us. Chris Sparks is coming, and Mike Cavna of Comic Riffs will there also.

    Steven Artley
    Shannon Gallant
    Carolyn Belefski
    David Hagen
    Daniel Boris 
    Kerry G. Johnson
    Michael Cavna 

    Donna A. Lewis
    John Conroy
    Annie Lunsford
    Barbara Dale
    Bono Mitchell
    Matt Dembicki
    Joe Sutliff
    Nick Galifianakis

    About the book:
    Chris Sparks, a professional web designer, is leading the Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) fundraising effort in honor of his friend Richard Thompson, who has Parkinson’s disease. With Richard’s support, TCDS asked cartoonists across the country to draw his characters so the artwork could be compiled into a fundraising book and the artwork auctioned to raise additional money.
    Hundreds of cartoonists responded and sent artwork for Team Cul de Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s, including Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury), Nick Galifianakis, Mo Willems (The Pigeon books), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Pat Oliphant (Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist), Gene Weingarten and David Clark (Barney & Clyde), Mason Mastroianni (B.C.), Roger Langridge (Muppet Show comic book, Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Fred the Clown), Shannon Gallant (G.I.Joe), Michael Cavna (Washington Post) and more.

    One More Page Books & More
    2200 N. Westmoreland St. # 101, Arlington, VA 22213

    DC – In Between Panels

    Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Busboys & Poets, 5th & K Streets, Washington, DC
    Cost: FREE and open to the public!

    The Women’s National Book Association, DC Chapter will sponsor a panel discussion on the DC graphic novel scene. The panel for the event, to be held at Busboys & Poets in Mt. Vernon, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., will include Carolyn Belefski, Molly Lawless, Matt Dembicki, and Mike Rhode. The event is free and open to the public.

    Carolyn Belefski is the mastermind behind the Web comic Curls. She is also one of the creators of several other comic books: Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales and The Legettes. She posts nightly to her blog, Sketch Before Sleep. Her work has been published in USA WEEKEND Magazine, The Commonwealth Times, Virginia Living Magazine, Magic Bullet, CROQ Zine and The Pulse on COMICON.com. She was a nominee for the Kim Yale Award for Most Talented Newcomer for 2010.

    Matt Dembicki is a D. C. based cartoonist. His works include the award-winning nature parable Mr. Big, the great white shark story Xoc and Brewmaster’s Castle, a story about legendary D.C. brewer Christian Heurich. His latest anthology, Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection, has received rave reviews from Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly and the School Library Journal. Trickster has been nominated for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Dembicki also hosts comic book-making workshops for kids in and outside the D.C. area.

    Molly Lawless is a Boston native who moved to the DC area in 2005. She has self published mini comics as well as a compilation, Infandum!…ad Infinitum. She is currently working on a full-length graphic novel for McFarland Publishing titled, Hit By Pitch. She is an avid blogger and includes her family in what she posts daily.

    Mike Rhode, panel moderator, is co-author of the Comics Research Bibliography, Editor of Exhibition and Media Reviews of the International Journal of Comic Art, and a contributing writer for Hogan’s Alley. Rhodes was named Best (Comics) Art Blogger by the City Paper for his ComicsDC blog in 2008. He edited Harvey Pekar: Conversations, a book of interviews for the University Press of Mississippi. He has written for the Comics Journal and was selected as a RFK Journalism Awards judge for the editorial cartoon division in 2009 and 2010. Rhodes currently writes about comics for the City Paper.

    This event is FREE and open to the public!

    Capicons Comic and Pop Culture Con (October 2010)

    Convention Capicons Comic & Pop Culture Con
    Convention Website http://capicons.com
    Start Date 10/03/2010
    About This Convention: Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
    Sun, Oct. 3, 2010
    10 am – 3 pm

    Admission $3 – Kids FREE!
    FREE Admission for those in Costume (Costume Contest at 1 PM)

    Open to the public from 10 am – 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.

    Directions to DLVFRD: ?Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt. 7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

    Convention Guests Carolyn Belefski, Curls Studio?? Artist/Publisher and 2010 Lulu Award Nominee,

    Matt Dembicki, Artist/Publisher, Editor of Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection

    D.C. Conspiracy–a collective of DC comic creators, writers, publishers & artists

    Venue Name Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall
    Venue Address 2148 Gallows Rd,
    Dunn Loring, Virginia
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 50
    Projected Attendance 300
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? – Collectibles
    – Gaming
    – Horror
    – Science Fiction and Fantasy

    SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) (April 2010)

    December 4, 2009 by  
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    Convention SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo)
    Convention Website http://www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm
    Start Date 04/24/2010
    End Date 04/25/2010
    About This Convention: SPACE will convene at its new venue the Ramada Plaza Hotel And Conference Center in Columbus April 24 and 25, 2010.
    4900 Sinclair Road Columbus, OH 43229
    Off I71 at the Morse / Sinclair exit.
    10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday & 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday
    SPACE continues to be the Mid-West’s largest exhibition of small press, alternative, and creator-owned comics with
    over 150 exhibitors, panels, workshops, and presentations.
    Admission is $5.00 for one day and $8.00 for both. Special Rates will be available On-line.
    The new venue offers a restaurant, bar, free parking, a special hotel rate and air port shuttle service.
    More info at www.backporchcomics.com
    Convention Guests Exhibitors as of 11/30/09:

    Eric Adams (Lackluster World, Reflection, Stuart)
    Stacie Arellano ( Tribute Waters)
    Clint Basinger (Cosmic Moustache Comics)
    Suzanne Baumann (Fridge Magnet Concoctions)
    Josh Blair (Candy or Medicine)
    Larry Blake (Psychozort, Kevin Cool)
    Mark Bloodworth (Midnight Mortuary. The Boxcar Children)
    David Branstetter (Straw Man)
    CCAD Explorer Post 407 (Post Impressions, Untitled)
    Mike Carroll (Accidentals, AsthmaAttack!)
    Dustin Carson (No Gods, Trio, Cliffhangers)
    Karen Chen (The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast)
    Ryan Claytor (Elephant Eater Comics, And Then One Day)
    Danny Cooper (Mutant Cactus custom buttons)
    Megan Corby (Paper Flowers)
    Matt Corrigan (White Stallion Comix)
    Tim Corrigan (Tim Corrigan’s Comics & Stories,Mighty Guy, Fred ‘N’ Marvin)
    Crossover Comics (Nisha)
    Kel Crum (Cornelia Cartoonz, Ed Thud Comix)
    Shy Custis (Publication: 13crowns studio, Artbook Junk-o, Little White and Little Dark, 13crowns Collected Artists)
    Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up)
    Tom Dellaringa (Wishtales Publishing Studio / Marooned)
    Matt Dembicki (Three Crows Press, Xoc)
    Ryan Dow (Introspective Comics)
    Rhea Ewing (Urban Fey)
    Matt Feazell (The Death Of Antisocialman, The Amazing Cynical Man)
    Alex Ferree
    Tim Fischer (Space Pilot Girl)
    Joe Foo (Desmond’s Comic)
    Allen Freeman (Fan-Atic Press, Slam Bang)
    Melissa Spence Gardner (XO, Plink Comics)
    William Grapes (Infernal Fyre-Dragon )
    Ralph Griffith (The Realm, Dark Oz)
    Tim Hall (Blood and Justice)
    Michael Harris (Gorilla the Chinchilla, Cardinal)
    Nik Havert (Scared Ya!, Big Breasted Vampire Death, The 3 Keys)
    Alex Heberling (Garanos)
    Kevin Hicks (Trio)
    Stephen Hines (Hocus Focus, Valedictorian USA)
    Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther)
    Josh Johnson (The Spindletons)
    Larned Justin (Candid Cartoons)
    Max Ink (BLINK)
    Blair Kitchen (THE POSSUM)
    Mike Kitchen (SPY GUY)
    Stu Kerr (Deadworld,Oz)
    Richard Ketterjohn (UVN: Behind the Counter)
    Coey Kuhn (13crowns studio — CoeyBook, LavaPunch 1 & 2, 13crowns Collected Artists Vol. 1)
    Joe Kuth (Red Panda Comics)
    Kris Lachowski (Mean Goat Comics)
    Kimberley Long-Ewing (Mystic Sheep Studios)
    Nick Marino (Audio Shocker)
    William Messner-Loebs (Wanderland, Journey)
    Jim Main (Chase!, Comic Fan!, Satyr, Boot Hill)
    Brian John Mitchell (Lost Kisses, XO, Worms, Just a Man)
    Joseph Morris (SDF)
    Dara Naraghi (PANEL, Brainbot Jr.)
    Michael R. Neno ( Reactionary Tales, The Signifiers)
    Steve Ogden (Wishtales Publishing Studio / Moon Town)
    Randy Pare (Speakeasy Primates)
    Steve Peters (Awakening Comics)
    Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, Sounds of your Name, Please Release, Walkie Talkie)
    Chris Pritchard (Subterfuge)
    Mike Roll ( Apooka, The World’s Most Adorable Zombie)
    Tom Scioli (Godland, Myth of 8-opus)
    Ian Shires (Mysterious Visions, Dungar)
    Rick Silva (Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire)
    Vernon Smith (The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast)
    Gynn Stella Silva (Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire)
    Studio Akumakaze (Scrap)
    Ray Tomczak (Wasted Potential)
    Carol Tyler (You’ll Never Know Book One: A Good and Decent Man, Late Bloomer)
    University of Cincinnati DAAP Comics Studio Class
    Derek Watson (Mutant Cactus custom buttons)
    Thomas Williams (Comic Book Tattoo, Hide, Lifelike, SPB:Rise!, No Dead Time)
    Don Wood (Obsessive Heart)
    Matt Young (Rose-Coloured Cubicles, T.G.C.)
    Jason Young (Veggie Dog Saturn)
    Bob Corby (Bunny Blues, Vugz, Oh,Comics!)

    Venue Name Ramada Plaza Hotel And Conference Center
    Venue Address 4900 Sinclair Road
    Columbus, OH 43229
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 150
    Projected Attendance 500
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? – Book Festivals