CA – Human Fly Signing

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Join cartoonists Michael Aushenker (Cartoon Flophouse, El Gato, Crime Mangler) and Rafael Navarro (Xeric Award-winning series Sonambulo) at the Schulz Museum on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm, as they sign comics, discuss working on such books as Bart Simpson and Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey, and talk about their latest collaborations, The New Adventures of the Human Fly, based on the real-life Canadian daredevil who was the subject of a late-70s Marvel comic book.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

New Human Fly Graphic Novel to Debut at SDCC 2013

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NEW “HUMAN FLY” GRAPHIC NOVEL, INSPIRED BY THE UPCOMING MOVIE, TO DEBUT AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013

Masked daredevil The Human Fly has just pulled off the ultimate stunt – he’s come back from the dead. 

The Human FlyPopularized by a 1970s Marvel Comic, the stuntman superhero will return to comic books in July 2013, with a worldwide debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

The comic book is part of a multi-media revival of the real-life costumed daredevil which will include animated cartoons, apparel, and a motion picture to be directed by by Steven Goldmann (Trailer Park of Terror) and produced by Alan Brewer (Playing For Keeps) and Blaine McManus (Sailboat) with co-Executive Producer Joel Eisenberg (April Showers) from a screenplay by Tony Babinski. The film is currently in pre-production.

Inspired by a true story, The Human Fly tells the tale of Joe, a young sausage maker who bets it all on an alleged Hollywood stuntman who claims that 60% of his body has been remade of steel after a near fatal car crash. With their first stunt – riding the back of DC-8 jet while in flight – the Human Fly quickly becomes one of the fastest-rising celebrities of the late 70‘s, taking Joe, his buddies, and all his money along for the ride of their lives!

The new graphic novel-format comic book will feature the talents of a who’s who of L.A.’s comic book scene as well as a gallery of pin-ups by veteran artists who worked on the original 1977-78 Marvel series.

Cartoonist Michael Aushenker (“El Gato, Crime Mangler,” “Bart Simpson”) will edit the trade paperback anthology, which will include collaborations by Aushenker and his “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey” artist, Rafael Navarro (“Sonambulo”); “The Human Fly” screenwriter Babinski and Javier Hernandez (“El Muerto, Aztec Zombie”); and writer/producer Steve Kriozere (creator of Cinemax’s TV series “Femme Fatale”) with artist Jason Baroody (“Combat Jacks”); and “Trailer Park of Terror” creators Christopher March and James Dracoules.

Original “Human Fly” cover artists and inkers contributing pinups will include Bob Layton, Al Milgrom, Don Perlin and Steve Leialoha, as will longtime “Unknown Soldier” and “Incredible Hulk” artist Gerry Talaoc, Steve Butler (“Web of Spider-Man”), John Heebink (“Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), current Marvel alum Nelson Faro DeCastro (“Iron Man,” “X-Men,” “The Thing”), and alternative comics star Jim Rugg (“Afrodisiac”). Layton will provide the cover art.

While the original Marvel series only ran for 19 issues, the Human Fly has grown a cult following over the decades.Babinski, Goldmann, and Brewer plan to sequel-ize the new graphic novel, as well as post original web comics on their official website, http://www.thehumanflymovie.com.

CA – From Screen to Page and Back

Cartoonists Michael Aushenker (Bart SimpsonGumby’s Gang Starring Pokey), Rhode Montijo (Pablo’s InfernoHappy Tree Friends), Rafael Navarro (Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey), and Gumby comics editor Mel Smith will talk about their work and sign comics at the Schulz Museum on Sunday September 2, 2012 at 1:00pm.

Free with museum admission.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

CAM Sketch-a-thon Artists at SDCC 2012 to Include Adlard, Janson, and Many More

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Sixth Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con International

Cartoon Art Museum Event:  Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, 2012

$10 Suggested donation per sketch

Cartoon Art MuseumSan Francisco, CA:  The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 12-15, 2012.  This year marks the sixth annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts.  This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth with one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con.  The National Cartoonist Society’s 2012 Reuben Award Winner Tom Richmond and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard are among the artists supporting the Cartoon Art Museum at this year’s event.

Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor.  In exchange for a donation of $10 or more to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist.  Featured artists include  Charlie Adlard, Michael Aushenker, Elijah Brubaker, Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Mike Dubisch, Phil Foglio, Shaenon K. Garrity, Zack Giallongo, Sina Grace, Mike Gray, Klaus Janson, Keith Knight, Jon Macy, Larry Marder, Kraig Rasmussen, Denny Riccelli, Tom Richmond, Dave Roman, Scott Shaw!, Seamus Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Jen Vaughn, Kimo Yancey and Ron Yavnieli, with many more to be announced as the convention approaches.  Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm.

Artists who are interested in participating in the CAM Sketch-a-thon should contact Andrew Farago at gallery@cartoonart.org for more information.

CA – Fantastic 4th Blast Off

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Fun for the whole family as Gumby and Captain America appear in person to meet and greet the kiddies while local cartoonists sign their family-friendly comics on Sunday July 3rd from 10am to 6pm! Cartoonists will include Michael Aushenker (“Cartoon Flophouse”) and Rafael Navarro (“Sonambulo”), the co-creators of “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey”, Carlos Saldana (“Burrito”), Will Caulfield (“Bat-Bat”), Jose Cabrera (“Crying Macho Man”), “Ghettomation” animator Jim Lujan, Grasiela Rodriguez (“Lunatic Fringe”), and the Agimat team (the comic strip “Shadow Candy,” the video game “Sugar Rush”).

For the more mature and twisted crowd, Richard Carradine and Lisa Strouss, co-founders of GHOULA (Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles), will sign copies of GHOULA Comix #1, which features work by many of the cartoonists in attendance.

Hi De Ho Comics
350 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4336