MA – Free Comic Book Day 2012

David Petersen, Tradd Moore, and Justin Jordan sign at Larry’s Comics on Saturday May 5th from 9:30am – 12:30pm for Free Comic Book Day! Larry is hosting a coloring contest for kids to win a set of Mouse Guard HCs and one aspiring artist will be picked to have their Luther Strode pinup appear in an upcoming issue! Plus facepainting, free hotdogs with Larry’s secret sauce, and of course FREE COMICS!

Larry’s Comics
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850

UK – Mouse Guard Signing

David Petersen signs on Thursday 01 March 2012 from 18:00 – 19:00.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

Press Release:

DAVID PETERSEN will be signing his stunning graphic novel, MOUSE GUARD: LEGENDS OF THE GUARD VOL 1 (Titan Edition) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 1st March from 6 – 7pm.

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. With the winner getting his bar tab cleared, fantastic stories are spun throughout the evening.

David Petersen won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He is the creator of the Mouse Guard series and is excited to be working on projects he dearly loves doing. David and his wife Julia reside in Michigan with their dog Autumn.

CA – Dark Crystal/Mouse Guard Signing

Brian Holguin and David Petersen Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM.

 Press Release:
Archaia Entertainment, The Jim Henson Company and Meltdown Comics Present:

Come get your FREE copies of Archaia and Henson’s MOUSE GUARD / THE DARK CRYSTAL FLIP BOOK autographed by:
• Brian Holguin, writer of THE DARK CRYSTAL story
• David Petersen, writer and artist of the MOUSE GUARD story

Plus, marvel at the life-sized statues of the SKEKSIS from THE DARK CRYSTAL movie!
The Jim Henson Company has graciously agreed to lend two, original Skeksis from the classic 1982 film to be put on display inside Meltdown for Free Comic Book Day! Come grab a look at these marvelous creations up close! (But not too close! Because the statues are so delicate, no touching will be allowed. Sorry!) Great for photo ops!
Also:
• Watch THE DARK CRYSTAL film as it plays on a video monitor in the store!
• Get free posters, awesome prizes and other cool giveaways!
• Dine on gourmet grilled cheese at The Grilled Cheese Truck!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

CA – West Hollywood Book Fair

Bernie Wrightson, Richard Starkings, David Petersen, Hope Larson and many more comic creators and sci-fi icons sign at the 9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair on Sept. 26th. See below for more featured guest or the website for more details.

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Adrienne Barbeau

Love Bites
WHEN: 12:00PM-12:45PM
PANEL: “Love Bites” with Adrienne Barbeau–In Conversation with Del Howison
STAGE: SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Pavilion

Movie fans know Adrienne Barbeau best for her performances in “The Fog”, “Escape From New York”, “Creepshow”, “Swamp Thing”, “Back to School”, and “Cannonball Run”. She has a Golden Globe nomination and over 450 screen performances to her credit. Drew Carey fans know her as Oswald’s mom and she starred as Ruthie, the Snake Dancer, on HBO’s fascinating series, “Carnivale”. Adrienne began her writing career with the best-selling memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”. She followed that with “Vampyres of Hollywood” and, now, “Love Bites.”
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Amber Benson

Among the Ghosts
WHEN: 2:00PM-2:55PM
PANEL: Food For Thought: Vampires, Werewolves & Why We Love to Be Bitten!
STAGE: SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Pavilion

Amber Benson co-wrote and directed the animated web-series Ghosts of Albion with Christopher Golden for the BBC. The duo then novelized the series in two books for Random House. Her first solo novel, “Death’s Daughter,” was published by Penguin in 2009, with a children’s book for Simon and Schuster called “The New Newbridge Academy” to follow in the fall of 2010. As an actress, Benson spent three seasons as Tara Maclay on the cult show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has also written, produced, and directed three feature films.
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Joshua Dysart

The Unknown Soldier
WHEN: 11:00AM-12:00PM (Panel), 1:40PM-2:00PM (Story Telling), 2:45PM-3:30PM (In Conversation)
PANEL: The Future of Web Comics (Panel), “The Stain” by Joshua Dysart (Story Telling), “Mouse Guard” Creator David Petersen (In Conversation)
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion (Panel / In Conversation) & The Ghost Story Telling Tent (Story Telling)

Joshua Dysart is an Eisner Award nominated, New York Times Best Selling American comic book writer known for dark themes, humanist horror and a fascination with the roots of violence. He has done work for DC Comics, Vertigo Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Penny-Farthing Press, Virgin Comics and Random House Books.
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Tim Kring

Shift: A Novel
WHEN: 2:15PM-3:15PM
PANEL: Drug Trade Stories: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
STAGE: Fiction Pavilion

Tim Kring is the creator, an executive producer, and a writer for Heroes. Kring has worked as an executive producer for all four seasons of the show. He began his writing career for the hit TV show Knight Rider in the early 1980s. In 1987 Kring penned Teen Wolf Too alongside Jeph Loeb. He created the hit television shows Crossing Jordan, and Strange World.

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Hope Larson

Mercury
WHEN: 1:30PM-2:30PM
PANEL: Femme Fantastic: Cutting Edge Women Writing the YA Graphic Novel
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

Hope Larson is the Eisner and Ignatz award-winning author of several graphic novels for young adults. Her most recent book, Mercury, was published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in April 2010. Upcoming projects include a graphic novel adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time (FSG), and Whois AC (Atheneum), an original graphic novel to be illustrated by cartoonist Tintin Pantoja.

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Steve Niles

The Ghoul
WHEN: 3:45PM-4:45PM
WHERE: H.P. Lovecraft & the Horror of Comics
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

Steve Niles is a writer. He writes comics, novels and films. He is one of the writers responsible for bringing horror comics back to prominence. Niles is currently working for the four top American comic publishers – Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. Currently ongoing at Image is the creator-owned series BAD PLANET with co-writer Thomas Jane and THE CRYPTICS with artist Ben Roman. Everyone’s favorite monster hunter Cal McDonald returns in the monthly CRIMINAL MACABRE series from Dark Horse. And later this year, continuing 30 DAYS OF NIGHT spin-offs and AMERICAN FREAKSHOW return to IDW Publishing.

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David Petersen

Mouse Guard
WHEN: 2:45PM-3:30PM
PANEL: “Mouse Guard” Creator David Petersen In Conversation with Joshua Dysart
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics, and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David won the 2007 Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). He is the creator of the Mouse Guard series and is excited to be working on projects he dearly loves doing.

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Richard Starkings

Elephantmen Volume 2: Fatal Diseases
WHEN: 12:15PM-1:15PM
PANEL: Down & Dirty Comics: Comics Outside of “The Big Three”
STAGE: Comics & Graphic Novels Pavilion

In 1992 Starkings founded Comicraft, a studio which trains and employs letterers and designers and provides “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” services for comic books from many different publishers. Originally Starkings had intended that the advertisements for these fonts would feature Marvel and DC Comics’ characters, however when he failed to receive the authorisation to do that, Starkings created his own character to illustrate the ads – Hip Flask an anthropomorphic hippopotamus “Information Agent”. Hip Flask has since graduated to his own series of one-shot comic books, published by Active Images. In 2006 Image Comics launched an ongoing prequel series to Hip Flask, Elephantmen, written by Starkings.

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Bernie Wrightson

The Ghoul
WHEN: TBD
WHERE: TBD

Bernie Wrightson is an American artist known for his horror illustrations and comic books. He co-created (with writer Len Wein) the comic character Swamp Thing, and definitively illustrated Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Bernie has also collaborated regularly with author Stephen King, having illustrated The Stand, Cycle of the Werewolf, and Dark Tower V. He’s worked on Spiderman, Batman, and the Punisher, and provided countless covers for all of the major comics publishers. He wrote and drew his own scifi miniseries: Captain Sternn. Recent works include City of Others (Dark Horse), and Dead She Said and The Ghoul (IDW), both co-created with author Steve Niles. As a conceptual artist, Bernie has worked on several well-known films, including Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, Spider-Man, Land of the Dead, and Frank Darabont’s latest Stephen King film The Mist.

CA – Legends of the Mouse Guard Signing

Press Release:

DAVID PETERSEN, CREATOR OF ‘MOUSE GUARD,’ TO APPEAR AT THE COMIC BUG IN MANHATTAN BEACH, CA ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 25th

Los Angeles, CA (September 20, 2010) – For one day only, Eisner and Origins Award-winning writer/artist David Petersen will be appearing at The Comic Bug, Manhattan Beach’s only comic book and pop culture store., providing South Bay comic book fans a chance to meet the creator behind the brave and noble band of sword-wielding mice.

The two-hour signing will run from 3 to 5 p.m. on September 25th, 2010 at The Comic Bug, located at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. The Mouse Guard series is an all-ages publication that any reader would enjoy.

“I’m really excited!” exclaimed Petersen. “I can’t wait to see all the West Coast Mouse Guard fans at The Comic Bug on the 25th!”

Amongst various accolades and awards, Mouse Guard has received an avalanche of positive reviews. Tom McLean of Variety said, “This is a fun book about warrior mice in a fantasy vein that reads like a mix of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Stuart Little.’ Petersen’s art is wonderfully textured and the story is a good one, suitable for kids.”

Newsarama’s J. Caleb Mozzocco said Mouse Guard “is great stuff—an all-ages adventure with a little something for everyone” and Ed Sizemore of Comics Worth Reading raved, “Mouse Guard is perfect. There are no flaws in plot, character, design, color, narration or world building. This is a must-read for any fan of high fantasy. It’s also a must-read for lovers of great comics in general.”

The first two volumes of Mouse Guard are available as hardcovers. Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard is a brand new anthology series currently up to its third issue. All will be available at Saturday’s event.

Follow David Petersen on Twitter:http://twitter.com/mouseguard
David Petersen’s website:
http://www.davidpetersen.net/
Mouse Guard website:
http://www.mouseguard.net/
The Comic Bug website:
www.thecomicbug.com

For more information, contact The Comic Bug at (310) 372-6704 or info@thecomicbug.com

The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

MI – Mouse Guard Reading

David Petersen (Mouse Guard) does a reading at Harper Woods Library on June 28 at 6pm.

Harper Woods Library
19601 Harper Avenue, Harper Woods, MI 4822

MI – Legends of the Guard Signing

David Petersen posts: Jeremy Bastian (who has a 7 page story in Legends of the Guard #1) and I will be signing at Detroit Comics in Ferndale on Wed. the 26th from 5-8pm.* So if you are in the area, stop by and see us, and pick up the first issue in the Mouse Guard anthology series. 

(* LotG Will be delayed by a week due to an issue at the printer. However we do plan on having advance copies at the Detroit Comics signing)

Detroit Comics, 23333 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220-1362

IL – FCBD Guard

Graham Crackers Comics is proud to host David Petersen creator/artist of Mouse Guard . David will be signing the brand new Mouse Guard FCBD book. The ideal title for fans of books like Bone, Mouse Guard is an all ages adventure comic starting it’s third storyline, taking place in spring (previous adventures were Fall & Winter).

Located in the heart of the Chicago Loop, Graham Crackers Comics is Illinois’ largest & greatest comic chain with it’s Loop location directly across from Millennium Park on Michigan & Madison.

Mouse Guard creator David Peterson
Saturday, May 1
11 am – 3 pm

Graham Crackers Comics (Loop), 77 E. Madison, Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 629-1810

www.grahamcrackers.com

MI – Mouse Guard Reading

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David Petersen reads at the Flint Public Library’s Holiday Walk on Dec. 8th at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint, Michigan 48502

http://www.flint.lib.mi.us/

UK – Mouse Guard Signing

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David Petersen – Mouse Guard Winter 1152

Saturday 07 November 13:00 – 14:00

Forbidden Planet, London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK, WC2H 8JR

DAVID PETERSEN signs the gorgeous Mouse Guard Winter 1152 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 7th November 1 – 2pm

In the Winter of 1152, the Mouse Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many a mouse through the cold and icy season.

Some of the Guard’s finest – Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, and Sadie, led by Celanawe, the legendary Black Axe – traverse the snow-blanketed territories acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard. They find themselves on a race against time to deliver crucial medicines. This is a winter not every Guard may survive…

David Petersen is the award-winning writer and artist of Mouse Guard. He enjoys fantasy, folklore, myth, and legend – and loves even to draw and write about them even more. Winter 1152 collects the second Mouse Guard series, complete with epilogue and bonus content.

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