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  • NYC – Dr. Fate #1 Signing

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    Paul Levitz appears at Midtown Comics Downtown to sign Dr. Fate #1 on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM!

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    Midtown Comics Downtown
    64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
    (212) 302-8192

    NYC – Comics at Columbia Exhibit

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    Al Jaffee, Wendy and Richard Pini, Chris Claremont, Paul Levitz, Alexander Rothman, Sophia Wiedeman, Peter Kuper, Gregory Benton, Forsyth Harmon, Tom Motley, and more appear at the Butler Library at Columbia University  on Tuesday October 7th at 6:00 PM for the grand opening reception of an exhibition, which features materials from Columbia’s comics archives. A brief discussion in 203 Butler will kick off the evening, then all may adjourn for a reception and exhibition viewing in our Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

    Butler Library | Columbia University 
    535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 854-7309

    NYC – Celebrating Al Jaffee

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    Columbia University celebrates the life and career of cartoonist AL JAFFEE, creator of the MAD Magazine Fold-in, with a panel discussion in honor his donation of his papers to their Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Former DC Comics president (and sometime Columbia lecturer) Paul Levitz will moderate, and joining him will be cartoonist Peter Kuper, Mad magazine art director Sam Viviano, and–of course!–Al himself at the Butler Library on Tuesday March 4 at 7:00 PM in room 523.

    A reception will follow the event.  As always, Comics@Columbia events are free and open to the public.

    Butler Library | Columbia University
    535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
    (212) 854-7309

    NYC – Champion of The Graphic Novel Reading

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    Writer Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes) reads from his upcoming book Will Eisner: Champion of The Graphic Novel as part of Will Eisner Week 2014!  The event will take place on Monday, March 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Parsons School of Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room.

    Comic-Con International Announces 20 More Guests for SDCC 2014

    Via the Toucan Blog:

    SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 2 IS HERE!

    20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!

    Comic-Con International introduces twenty more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This second wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, manga, and mystery/thriller books, plus a pair of comics historians. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!

    Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these additional special guests:

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    June Brigman, artist, co-creator, Power Pack

    Mark Brooks, cover artist, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers

    Colleen Coover, artist, co-creator, Bandette

    Chuck Dixon, writer, Batman, Airboy

    Francesco Francavilla, writer/artist, The Black Beetle, Afterlife with Archie

    Brian Haberlin, artist, Witchblade, Anomaly

    Gregg Hurwitz, author, Tell No Lies, Batman: The Dark Knight

    Batton Lash, writer/cartoonist, Supernatural Law, The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse

    Jim Lee, co-publisher, DC Entertainment; artist, Justice League, Superman Unchained

    Paul Levitz, editor, former publisher, DC Comics; writer, World’s Finest

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    Sara Mayhew, writer/artist, Legend of the Ztarr

    Michelle Nolan, comics/pop culture historian, Love on the Racks, Ball Tales

    Denny O’Neil, writer/editor, Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow

    John Picacio, artist, A Song of Ice and Fire, Elric of Melnibone

    Mimi Pond, cartoonist, Over Easy

    Stan Sakai, creator, writer, cartoonist, Usagi Yojimbo

    Jeff Smith, creator, writer/artist, Bone, RASL, Little Mouse Gets Ready

    J. Michael Straczynski, creator, writer, Ten Grand, Sidekick, The Adventures of Apocalypse Al

    Maggie Thompson, writer/editor/comics historian, Comics Buyer’s Guide

    Paul Tobin, writer, co-creator, Bandette, Colder

    Stay tuned for more special guest announcements for Comic-Con International 2014, coming soon!

    DC Entertainment Celebrates Superman’s 75th Anniversary and More at SDCC 2013

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    Press Release:

    DC ENTERTAINMENT UNLEASHES IMPRESSIVE SLATE OF STELLAR EVENTS AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2013

    Superman 75th Anniversary Celebration of World’s Greatest Super Hero Continues

    Neil Gaiman Awakens THE SANDMAN For All-New Series

    Journey To The Dark Side As Villains Take Over DC COMICS – THE NEW 52

    DC Entertainment, home to the World’s Greatest Super Heroes and the most talented writers and artists in the business, announced today it will storm Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 with an impressive line-up of events, announcements and giveaways that promise to amaze fans and continue to cement its position as a leader in the comic book industry.

    The largest English-language publisher and the leader in digital comics innovation, DC Entertainment will conquer Comic-Con with a selection of can’t-miss events. Fans can look forward to an unprecedented celebration of the greatest and most iconic hero in history, Superman – including a look at the best-selling new series SUPERMAN UNCHAINED and the return of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed Vertigo series with THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE, featuring the breathtaking artwork of J.H. Williams III. But the San Diego fireworks don’t end there, as DC Entertainment will be giving fans a sneak peek at the dark future within DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 and unveiling the JUSTICE LEAGUE KIA car featuring custom artwork from DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee to benefit the WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign, and more.

    DC Entertainment’s interactive 4,500 square foot booth (#1915) will take flight this year with a staggering collection of Superman costumes highlighting the Super Hero’s various eras and donned by actors including Henry Cavill, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain and Tom Welling.  The costume gallery anchors a booth that also boasts video game demos, creator signings, a special fan green-screen photo area, giveaways and exclusive video footage.

    Plus, with a schedule packed with over 15 panels, DC Entertainment is set to deliver to fans a stellar collection of appearances, announcements and events.

    • All hail the world’s first Super Hero as Superman celebrates 75 years! DC Entertainment will join its partners across Warner Bros. Entertainment to salute the most revered and influential comic book character of all time with a slew of must-see events in celebration of both the Man of Steel’s history – including a special Superman 75 panel featuring an all-star roster of guests, including Jack Larson (the original Jimmy Olsen from Adventures of Superman), first-time Comic-Con panelist Tim Daly (Superman: The Animated Series) and reigning animated Supergirl Molly Quinn (Castle) to comics luminaries Paul Levitz, Grant Morrison and Dan Jurgens plus talent from the current blockbuster, “Man of Steel,” and a first look at the animated short chronicling the character’s rich history, produced by “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder – plus more information on the powerhouse comic book series SUPERMAN UNCHAINED from acclaimed artist Jim Lee and writer Scott Snyder.
    • Be there as the legendary Neil Gaiman offers fans a first look at his return to the comic book series that launched his career with Vertigo’s THE SANDMAN: OVERTURE. Brought to life by renowned artist J.H. Williams III, the new 6-issue miniseries set for release on October 30, will also be the subject of an all-star panel featuring Gaiman, Williams and artists Dave McKean and Sam Kieth.
    • Dive into Vertigo’s upcoming slate of genre-defying titles – including the dark fantasy COFFIN HILL, the epic adventure HINTERKIND, the post-apocalyptic SUICIDERS, THE SANDMAN spin-off THE DEAD BOY DETECTIVES, and the erotic thriller THE DISCIPLINE, along with the return of the fan-favorite series from Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque, AMERICAN VAMPIRE.
    • Terror takes over when Villains Month hits in September. Get an inside look at the shocking events facing our heroes as the first DC COMICS – THE NEW 52 universe-wide event is unleashed. The event, spearheaded by the 7-issue FOREVER EVIL series by superstar writer Geoff Johns with art by the incredibly talented David Finch will also feature 52 jaw-dropping villain-centric titles boasting 3-D Motion covers. Fans will also be able to delve into the structure of this summer’s Justice League event Trinity War with a whiteboard animation video narrated by Johns, which will be showcased at the DC Entertainment booth. Plus, fans can get an early look at “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics,” an all-new documentary to be teased along with a panel headed by Johns, Kevin Shinick (Robot Chicken), Andrea Romano (Batman: The Animated Series) and Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights).
    • Don’t miss DC Entertainment’s display of seven Justice League-inspired KIA cars (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg) featuring custom automobile detailing and artwork by legendary artist Jim Lee at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, Official Comic-Con Partner.  Comic-Con will mark the unveiling of the centerpiece to the collection – the JUSTICE LEAGUE KIA – to be auctioned off to benefit the WE CAN BE HEROES giving campaign to help fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
    • DC Entertainment, firmly established as the industry leader in digital comics, will debut its first-ever panel dedicated to the space – slated to reveal new art, innovations and an all-star cast behind some of DC Comics Digital’s most popular releases including BATMAN ’66, INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, BATMAN: LI’L GOTHAM, and BATMAN BEYOND!
    • Fans will be able to pick up a wide offering of exclusive items only available at this year’s Comic-Con – including variant cover editions of some of DC Comics’ most popular series JUSTICE LEAGUE, BATMAN, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED, and BATMAN ’66, along with five new DC Collectibles items like the Aardman: Superman Action Figure, a three-pack of Super Best Friends Forever Action Figures, Batman Arkham City: Hugo Strange, a “Man of Steel” 1:6 scale Icon Statue black costume variant and DC Comics’ Super Heroes of Green Lantern four-pack.
    • Superman gets an altogether different take in the fractured alternate universe of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the highly anticipated DC Universe Animated Original Movie to premiere Friday at Comic-Con.
    • Get an inside look at INSIDE MAD, the hugely anticipated forthcoming collection from “The Usual Gang Of Idiots” at MAD Magazine and get a dose of the magazine’s wit and snark at the annual MAD panel – orchestrated by Editor John Ficarra and a side-splitting cast of characters.

    Can’t make the Con? DC Entertainment’s website is the go-to place for behind the scenes coverage and in-depth interviews. Visit the “Con Away From Con” page at http:// www.conawayfromcon.com.

    – See more at: http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2013/07/02/dc-entertainment-unleashes-impressive-slate-of-stellar-events-at-comic-con#sthash.WzD2hyiR.dpuf

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Adds More Guests

    November 20, 2012 by  
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    **UPDATE: Dave Gibbons will not be able to take part in this year’s event.**

    Press Release:

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the next group of confirmed guest for the 2013 show, taking place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013. Mark Buckingham, Dave Gibbons, Adam Hughes, Paul Levitz, George Perez, Walter Simonson, Louise Simonson, and Allison Sohn will all be attending our 14th Annual show !

    Mark Buckingham, who is best-known and most-celebrated for his work on the long-running Vertigo title Fables, began his career in 1990 working with Neil Gaiman on Miracleman from Eclipse Comics. Working on such titles as 2000 ADHellblazer, and Shade, the Changing Man, he became a mainstay at DC Comics after taking over art duties on Fables with issue #6. His run on the popular imprint title has earned him four Eisner Awards, including Best New Series in 2003, Best Serialized Story in 2005 and 2006, and Best Artist/Penciler/Inker in 2007.Gibbons Watchmen 1

     

    Legendary artist Dave Gibbons is best known for his collaboration with Alan Moore on the seminal mini-series,Watchmen. With a career that spans more than four decades, Gibbons has provided artowrk for 2000 AD, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, and has worked with such characters as Judge Dredd, Captain America, Superman and Batman. He is currently working on The Secret Service with Mark Millar though Marvel’s Icon imprint.Hughes Fairest

     

    As far as cover artists working in comics today, Adam Hughes is among the very best. A 12-year veteran of Gaijin Studios, Hughes is most widely recognized for his pin-up style renditions of female characters, especially over the course of his long runs as cover artist on Wonder Woman and Catwoman. His most recent work includes the Before Watchmen mini-series, Dr. Manhattan. Hughes won the Harvey Award for Best Cover Artist in 2001, 2002, and 2003.

     

    Paul Levitz has been a mainstay at DCPerez Levitz World's FinestComics since 1972, serving as a writer, editor, and President (2002 – 2009) over the tenure of his career. His name is synonymous with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he wrote from 1977-1979 and 1981-1989, and he created such notable characters as the Stalker, the Earth-2 Huntress, and Lucien the Librarian. Levitz has since returned to writing the Legion of Super-Heroes for the New 52, as well as the Earth-2 centric book, World’s Finest.

     

    Writer/artist George Perez established himself as a fan-favorite creator during his lengthy runs on Marvel Comics’ Avengers, and DC Comics’ Teen Titans and Wonder Woman. Over the course of his 40-year career, Perez has drawn nearly every character in both the Marvel and DC Universes, and has worked on such ground breaking events as the Infinity GauntletJLA/Avengers, and Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds. In 2011, he reunited with long-time collaborator Marv Wolfman to publish the long-awaited New Teen Titans: Games graphic novel. Currently, he is working as the artist for DC’s World’s Finest with Paul Levitz. Walt Simonson swsor_cv4_r1

     

    Walter Simonson is best known for his run on The Mighty Thor throughout the 1980s. His classic run was recently collected by Marvel in The Mighty Thor Omnibus by Walter Simonson, a massive tome which featured issues #337-355, #357-369, and #371-382, as well as the mini-series, Balder the Brave #1-4. In addition to his work on Thor, Simonson has worked on such titles as Detective ComicsAvengers, and Marvel’s Star Wars comics. In 2010, Simonson received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented at the Harvey Awards.

    Louise Simonson began her career in as an editor in 1974 before moving on to writing for Marvel Comics in 1984. She is best known for her work on Power PackX-FactorNSohn sketch cardew Mutants, and Superman: The Man of Steel. In addition to comics, Simonson is an accomplished novelist, having published 14 books between 1993 and 2009.

     

    Sketch card artist Allison Sohn’s work has been showcased in several trading card sets, including: Star Wars Galaxy Series 4 and 5 and the Star Wars 30th Anniversary CollectionWomen of MarvelIndiana Jones HeritageLord of the Rings Masterpieces, Series 1 and 2; and the Red Sonja 35th Anniversary. In addition, she provided the exclusive artwork for both Star Wars Celebration IV and V. In 2011, Sohn was the feature of a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International called Comic-Con How-To: Sketching with Allison Sohn, in which she demonstrated her craft using Copic markers.

    “We are so excited to able to announce these great guests for next year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It’s not even 2013 yet, and with Mark, Dave, Adam, Paul, George, Walter, Louise, and Allison joining the list of guests, the level of top-tier talent for the show is just getting better and better!”

    Buckingham, Gibbons, Hughes, Levitz, Perez, the Simonsons and Sohn join already announced guests: Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Barry Kitson (Empire); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).

    In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitter, and Facebook pages.

    NYC – Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist Screening

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    Andrew D. Cooke, Paul Levitz, Dennis O’Neil, and Danny Fingeroth appear on November 7, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Tickets: $40.00 at the link.

    Press Release:

    The Museum of Comic and Cartoon art- MoCCA- at the Society of Illustrators is proud to announce the first offering in its new “Dinner and a Movie” series.  The series, programmed by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, will feature a comics or animation themed film, preceded by a buffet dinner in the Society’s famed dining room, and followed by a panel discussion about the film.   The series will premiere with a screening of the award-winning documentary “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist“, followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Andrew D. Cooke, as well as comics legends Paul Levitz (Legion of Super Heroes) and Dennis O’Neil (Batman).  Fingeroth will moderate.

    ABOUT THE FILM:
    “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” is a full-length feature film documentary about the pioneering comics and graphic novel creator that includes interviews with Eisner and many of the foremost creative talents in the U.S., including Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Jules Feiffer, Jack Kirby, Art Spiegelman (who also narrates the film), Frank Miller, Stan Lee, and Gil Kane.

    Legendary entertainment industry figure Jeffrey Katzenberg has said of the documentary that it is “entertaining and insightful.  A great film about a visionary artist!”

    ABOUT DINNER AND A MOVIE:
    Dinner will start at 6:30pm.

    Screening will begin at 7:30pm

    Panel discussion will begin at approximately 9pm

    A signing will follow the panel.  DVDs of the film and selected works by Will Eisner, as well as by the panelists, will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

    This event is part of Illustration Week.

    Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

    DC Announces Their Saturday Signing Schedule for NYCC 2012

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    Here is what is going on at the DC booth today including a cast signing for Person of Interest:

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    DC Comics Announces Their Friday Signing Schedule for NYCC 2012

    October 12, 2012 by  
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    Via DC Comics:

    Wristbands will be distributed at the following times:
    Grant Morrison – 10:00
    Jim Lee – 1:00
    Geoff Johns – 2:00
    Scott Snyder – 3:00

    DC NYCC Friday

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