The Hero Initiative is auctioning the chance to get a convention sketch from master artist Arthur Adams at San Francisco’s WonderCon, April 1-3! The winning bidder will get a single-character drawing of their choosing done in ink. Any background elements will be at the artist’s discretion. The drawing will be full-body, with a maximum size of 11-by-17 inches. The winning bidder MUST be paid in full by April 1st and bring their PayPal receipt with photo ID to the Hero Initiative booth, #702.
(note: artwork attached is for example purposes only)
Charles Wilson III, Michael Devito, and Nick Mockoviak sign on Sunday October 24, 2010 from noon to 5pm in honor of Wonder Woman Day.
Matt Wagner, Ron Randall, Anne Timmons, and many more sign and sketch at Excalibur Comics on Sunday October 24, 2010 in honor of Wonder Woman Day and to raise money for domestic violence shelters.
Matt Wagner (1-6, signing and sketching)
Ron Randall (12-5, signing and sketching)
Anne Timmons (12-6, signing and sketching)
Rich Ellis (12-6, signing and sketching)
Natalie Nourigat (12-6, signing and sketching)
Dane Ault (12-6, signing and sketching)
Emi Lenox (12-6, signing and sketching)
Steve Dorris (12-6, onsite caricatures of YOU as a super-hero)!
JON J MUTH signs on Wednesday, October 20th at 5-7pm.
Books of Wonder is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, October 20th, we will host award-winning author/artist JON J MUTH for a reception to celebrate the publication of Zen Ghosts and the opening of an exhibit and sale of the book’s art. The reception will begin at 5pm with light refreshments and time to view JON J MUTH’s magnificent artwork.
At 6pm, JON J MUTH will present his newest picture book, Zen Ghosts, the third book in the Zen series which begins with his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and continues with Zen Ties. In Zen Ghosts, Addy, Karl, and Michael are planning their Halloween costumes, when their panda friend, Stillwater, stops by in his ghost costume – a spirit mask and flowing blue kimono. Stillwater promises that he will tell a frightening ghost story to the children if they meet him after they finish the night’s trick-or-treating. But when the children arrive at Stillwater’s house for the ghost story, they are treated to a strange and beautiful tale about a young woman who splits her spirit in two. Following his presentation, the author/artist will take questions from the audience, then sign copies of all of his enchanting books. The artwork will remain on display through the end of the month.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Fashion’s Night Out is this September 10th at 7pm, and Phillip Lim has invited me to create portraits of L.A.-based actors, musicians, and tastemakers that will be on display at their beautiful flagship store in West Hollywood. Proceeds from the sale of the portraits will benefit the LACMA Costume Council. Please contact Jaime Carcia, VP West Coast of 3.1 Phillip Lim, at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the list for the artwork. All pieces will be available for preview about a week before the show opens. The show will only be up for a few days, so I hope you can attend the opening! Be ready for music, food trucks, and an open bar sponsored by PatrÃ³n.
3.1 Phillip Lim
631 N. Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA
Currently up for auction is the opportunity to get an original, one of a kind convention sketch from comic artist Adam Hughes at Baltimore Comic Con!
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Ends Aug 24, 2010 at 20:00:03 PDT
From forty-five talented and prolific DreamWorks Studio art directors, production and character designers, and visual development artists, Moonshine features personal artwork that is made during the precious little times of day when the contributors are not working on stunning upcoming movies such as Puss in Boots, Shrek Forever After, The Croods, Kung Fu Panda 2, MegaMind, The Guardians of Childhood, Scared Shrekless, and Kung Fu Panda Holiday.
Opening Reception - Aug 14, 7:00PM – 11:00PM
*Closing Reception/Book Signing will take place on Friday, September 3rd (7pm – 10pm).
-Complimentary refreshments and moonshine!
-$2 admission ticket = one raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets $1 each)
-Prizes include a private tour of Dreamworks Animation Studio (1 winner + 3 guests), a 3-day pass for the CTN Animation Expo, original sketches, and DreamWorks merchandise!
-Pre-order the MOONSHINE book on opening night, and get 10% off.
210 East Main St Alhambra, CA 91801
Some of the fantastic talent from Disney’s visual development team has joined together to release an independent art book. This collection of personal work features the unique illustrated visions of over 20 artists.
Meet the artists and get your book signed. Original art from the book and other new work will be on display and available for sale at extremely affordable prices. Free admission, come meet the artists!
Peck n’ Paw Raffle Contest:
During the event, enter our raffle contest to win this original artwork by Scott Watanabe valued at $100. Each raffle ticket is $5 and you can purchase as many as you’d like to increase your odds of winning. Prizes also include a signed book or exclusive art print.
Learn more about the project on the official blog here
Opening on August 7th from 7-10pm
Artists expected to attend:
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801
art by Britney Lee
In honor of Stan Lee’s appearance at this year’s convention, Dragon*Con is hosting an art show dedicated to the Art of Marvel Comics. Noted comic art collector Benno Rothschild is organizing the event and looking for pieces to be put on display. “We LOVE to show off the great art that people are willing to bring to the show and are especially looking for ANY Golden age and good Silver and Bronze Age Marvel stuff by the usual suspects,” said Rothschild, “but have room for plenty of newer stuff too.” Anyone going to the convention and interested in loaning art to the exhibition should contact him via email: email@example.com.
This is the blurb from the Dragon*Con website.
Marvel Comics Original Art Gallery! True believers can come by all day on Saturday in Artists’ Alley as your hosts will be displaying original Marvel comic book art both new and old for your favorite characters and artists. Face front and come see classic art by “Nefarious” Neal Adams, “Big” John Buscema, Gene “The Dean” Colan, “Shy” Steve Ditko, “Dazzling” Don Heck, Jack “King” Kirby, “Jazzy” Johnny Romita, “Wondrous” Werner Roth, “Darlin” Dick Ayers, and “Gorgeous” George Tuska to name a few. Do you like “The New Breed?” we’ll have them covered too! Frank Cho, Mark Brooks, Todd McFarlane, Ed McGuinnness, Dexter Vines, Charles Vess and many more. There will be Silver, Bronze, and Modern Age Marvel covers, classic origin pages, Spider-Man swinging and Thor throwing Mjolnir. If you look closely, maybe you will see a shrinking Ant-Man, too. Excelsior and Nuff Said! Hosted for the 11th year by Richard Garrison, Dave Newton, Troy Pierce & Benno Rothschild.
Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Jeff Johnson & Brad Vancata celebrate the release of Drink and Draw Social Club®, vol. 2
Following up on the popularity of the ever-growing phenomenon known as Drink and Draw Social Club, volume 2 contains even more scribblings and scratchings from a large and diverse group of talented artists. Featuring illustrations done strictly in bars and restaurants, the pints and pencil shavings make for good times and great art.
Books and original art will be available from all the Drink & Draw members. COME ONE, COME ALL!
Established in Los Angeles in 2005, the core members of DDSC (Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Jeff Johnson, & Brad Vancata) have now multiplied to over 1600 participants, with splinter groups popping up everywhere from LA to New York, and beyond.
A gallery show featuring artwork from the book and other Drink and Draw nights will also be on display and for sale.
Food will be available from The Grilled Cheese Truck.
July 31, 2010
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046