Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment team up to present the first-ever BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 2, 2015, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, plenty of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!
SPECIAL GUESTS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
Joe Casey (MIAMI VICE: REMIX, SEX, THE BOUNCE)
Frank Gibson (CAPTURE CREATURES, ADVENTURE TIME, BEE AND PUPPYCAT)
Dana Gould (STAR TREK/PLANET OF THE APES, THE DANA GOULD HOUR)
Jim Krueger (JUSTICE, THE HIGH COST OF HAPPILY EVER AFTER)
Steve Niles (THE OCTOBER FACTION, MONSTER AND MADMAN, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT)
Valerie Perez (THE NERDIST, THE ADVENTURES OF PAULA PERIL)
Thomas Perkins (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, BEN 10)
Kit Quinn (SWEETHEARTS OF THE GALAXY)
Mairghred Scott (TRANSFORMERS, WINDBLADE, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY)
Todd Stashwick (12 MONKEYS, THE ORIGINALS, GOTHAM)
J.K. Woodward (CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER, STAR TREK/DOCTOR WHO)
More guests to be announced in the days to come!
The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Steve Niles, Marc Andreyko, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Karl Altstaetter, Lak Lim, Jordan Gorence, and Courtney Camacho appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Saturday May 10th at 1:00 pm as part of the Shriners Children’s Hospital Charity Event!
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Artist Fiona Staples appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Saturday, March 22nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will be doing a limited number of sketches (first come, first served). Join us as one of the comics’ industry’s biggest stars returns to the Harbor to sign copies of the latest collection of her ongoing series, SAGA!
Happy Harbor Comics
12226 Jasper Ave Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
Phone Number: 780-452-8211
Welcome SAGA artist Fiona Staples at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, April 4th at 6:30 pm for a special signing presented by the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival.
The MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 will be held April 5th & 6th in Manhattan at: The 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue between E. 25th & E. 26th Street
Admission to the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival is $5 per day. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson sign at Gosh! Comics on Friday, the 22nd of November from 5pm till 7pm! They will also appear at the Thought Bubble Festival.
Brandon Graham started out as a graffiti artist and was one of the co-founders of the indie comics collective Meathaus, and to this day draws some of the most vivid and offbeat comics on our shelves – if you haven’t read the Eisner-award-nominated King City or his series Multiple Warheads yet, then you have surely heard of the amazing work he’s done on the Prophet relaunch.
Fiona Staples, having worked on Mystery Society with Steve Niles in the past, has recently risen to comics super stardom with her work on the immensely popular Saga (written by Brian K. Vaughan). She’s designed all the costumes, creatures, settings, and space ships in the epic space opera, as well as doing all the heavily computer game and anime-influenced colouring herself, topping each issue of with beautiful painted covers. If you’re not reading Saga yet, you’ve got to sort that out ASAP – it’s one of the best series on the shelves at the moment.
Eric Stephenson is the Publisher at Image comics, where he has been a mainstay since the early days, and is currently writing the science fiction series Nowhere Men (tagline: “Science is the new Rock and Roll”) with Nate Bellegarde on art duties and Jordie Bellaire as colourist. iFanboy had this to say about issue one: “Through the stellar design and art, Nowhere Men #1 becomes a complete experience that’s unlike anything else on the stands and it off to a great start.” The first collection of Nowhere Men should be out in time for the signing, so we highly recommend picking it up and getting it scribbled in by Stephenson.
Thought Bubble runs from the 17th to the 24th of November in Leeds, with the comic convention itself taking place on the 23rd and the 24th.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Writer Steve Niles appears at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm!
For one night, Austin Books & Comics becomes S-Mart when we host writer Steve Niles for the debut of Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 from Dynamite!
As fans of both the Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror and the blood-curdling comic book tales of Mr. Niles, we’ve been excited about this new series since before it was announced. And now it’s finally here, and we’re going to have a party worthy of the King on October 30th from 4 to 7pm. Here’s what we have going!
• Meet Steve Niles and get Ash and the Army of Darkness #1 signed!
• Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness playing in the Back Issue Room!
• Spooky snacks and tunes!
• Prize for the best Army of Darkness costume!
• Enjoy the artwork from the Bernie Wrightson and Steve Niles present “Something Spooky” at Guzu Gallery art show!
Outlaw Moon Games & Toys
• Prize awarded to the winner of a special MidEvil competition!
• Play MidEvil with/against Steve Niles!
So strap on your chainsaw, memorize those three important words, and get some sugar, baby.
Writer/creator Kurtis J. Wiebe appears at Alpha Comics Saturday October 26th between 3:00 and 8:00 pm. This is the Saturday following the release of Rat Queens #2. Alpha Comics will have plenty of copies of Rat Queens #1 & 2 on hand for you to have signed. Fiona Staples, who did the variant cover for issue #1, will also be there between 6:00-8:00pm.
Don’t miss your chance to meet the writer of great books like Peter Panzerfaust, Green Wake, Debris, Intrepids, and Grim Leaper.
Lynnwood Shopping Centre #9, 7005
18th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1, Canada
Writers Steve Niles and Ken Kristensen sign at Hypno Comics on Wednesday, January 23rd!
Join us on new comic book day as we interview your favorite creators for Slice of Sci-Fi!
This week horror master Steve Niles will join us for a live interview and to sign your favorite titles-30 Days of Night, Transfusion, Criminal Macabre, Legends of the Dark Knight and more!
Also joining us at noon is Ken Kristensen Writer/Creator of the hot new Image book Todd the Ugliest Kid on Earth on the racks now at the shop!
Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce a series of high-profile exclusive items and creator signings and events at the largest pop-culture event on the east coast: New York Comic-Con! Join the staff of Midtown Comics for the party of the year!
Uncanny Avengers #1: Midtown-exclusive cover from Marvel Comics, by J. Scott Campbell:
Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! and witness the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike! It all happens in Uncanny Avengers #1, by the superstar dream team of Rick Remender and John Cassaday and Midtown Comics presents an exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell, available at NYCC and in-store.
Visit Midtown Comics’ booth #1638 at NYCC and catch up with all of the exclusive items, creator signings and more. Coupons will be given out for big discounts valid at Midtown Comics NYC stores and online.
Midtown exclusive items:
Along with our exclusive Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by J. Scott Campbell, we’ll be offering two exclusive covers for Walking Dead: The Official Magazine #1 from Titan Magazines, exclusive Black Panther, Scarlet Spider, andAvengers tees, a brand-new Avengers vs. X-Men ® 9FIFTY SNAPBACK cap from New Era, the limited edition Khem figure from Captain Action, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s new book Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism, a Jim Steranko & Stanley Artgerm Lau variant cover for Heavy Metal magazine #3, and Brian Haberlin’s new hardcover graphic novel Anomaly.
Midtown Comics Booth Signings:
Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways)
and Fiona Staples (Saga, Mystery Society, Northlanders, Jonah Hex)
Matt Wagner (Sandman Mystery Theatre, Grendel, Mage, Madame Xanadu)
Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Baltimore, Amazing Screw-On Head)
and Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Baltimore, Joe Golem)
Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire)
Andy Diggle (Doctor Who, The Losers, Daredevil, Thunderbolts, Swamp Thing)
Madame Tussauds New York presents: THOR!
A life-sized wax figure of THOR as portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth from Madame Tussauds New York will be at our booth from Friday-Sunday for free photo ops with fans. Unveiled for the first time in April, THOR is part of Madame Tussauds New York’s new interactive Marvel experience which also features wax likenesses of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, a 15-foot-tall Hulk as well as an exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience – a new, short film with thrilling special effects. Madame Tussauds New York is located at 234 W. 42nd Street, between Seventh & Eighth Avenues. For more information visit www.nycwax.com or call (866) 841-3505
All NYCC Midtown exclusives and event info can be found on our blog: www.blog.midtowncomics.com
MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown and a mini-boutique in the historic FAO Schwarz toy store on Fifth Ave., in NYC. Follow us on Facebook,Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at: http://www.midtowncomics.com
Artist Fiona Staples (North 40, Mystery Society, Saga) and Writer Andrew Foley (Cowboys & Aliens) sign at Amazing Stories on September 28th!
270 – 2600 8th Street E., Saskatoon, SK S7H 0V7