CA – Second Saturday Cartoonist

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Pixar animator Sequoia Blankenship appears at the Schulz Museum on Saturday 10, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Blankenship started working as a fix animator on Ratatouille in 2007 and more recently worked as an animator on BraveCars 2, and Mater’s Tall Tales.

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

CA – Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth Signing

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Artist Sanjay Patel and writer Emily Haynes sign at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday September 22, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is pleased to announce artist Sanjay Patel and writer Emily Haynes will be visiting us from San Francisco in celebration of the release of their latest children’s book, “Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth.” There will be a handful of new original drawings on display and plenty of books available! Sanjay and Emily will only be here for one night so be sure to visit us on opening night September 22 to meet these two creative folks and get your book signed. With Mall, Becky Driestadt, and Chris Appelhans exhibit opening the same night, there will be plenty of art to see and good company to enjoy.

Sanjay Patel Bio:
Sanjay Patel is a supervising animator and storyboard artist at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. He work has been shown in the Asian Art Museum, Brooklyn Art Museum, and here at Nucleus.

 

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

Pixar’s Marty Baumann Appears at Baltimore Comic Con 2012

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce the addition of Pixar’s Marty Baumann as a guest at this year’s show, taking place September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore.

Marty Baumann is an artist at Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures, an illustrator, graphic artist and production designer on such films as Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Mater’s Tall Tales, Planes, and many others. He also helped develop theme park installations, toy packaging, and Pixar corporate branding.

Beyond Pixar, Marty has rendered illustrations and developed characters for toy manufacturers, magazines and newspapers, illustrated children’s books, created logos, info-graphics, Web sites, broadcast promotions, and presentation art for Hasbro, McDonald’s, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, National Geographic, Scholastic Books, Universal Studios, Weekly Reader, Nickelodeon, and many others.

Recent Marty has worked on projects including the Carsland pavilion at Disneyland, a redesign of the classic game Monopoly, and a redesign of the Cheetos mascot, Chester the Cheetah.

Marty has created “Robot Rodeo,” a portfolio of recent work, especially for the Baltimore Comic-Con.

“Marty is such a great guest, and brings a great pedigree to the show,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “I’m so pleased to be able to provide access to such a talent to our guests. Marty was also a guest at the first Baltimore Comic-Con so it’s great to have him back!”

This year’s confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee (Saturday only!); Laura & Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman: The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com); David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).

Tickets
Tickets are now on sale at baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets. Please see the website for information about General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday, as well as Single-Day admission for both days; Stan Lee VIP Experience Tickets for Saturday only; and tickets for photo and autograph sessions with Stan Lee for Saturday only.

With Stan Lee returning as Guest of Honor this year, tickets are sure to sell fast, so please visit baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for more information about our VIP packages and to purchase your tickets online!

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 website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

CA – Art of Brave Signing

Emma Coats, Paul Abadilla, and Jenny Lerew appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday June 23, 2012 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM noon to 3:00pm.

Press Release: 

In celebration of Brave, Pixar’s first fairytale film and first film with a main female lead, we have invited some of the artists who worked on the film to participate in an Artists’ Panel/Q and A.

*Share this event on Facebook or Twitter before June 22 and get 15% off the art of book when you purchase in-store

Admission is FREE

12 pm – 1 pm (Panel)
1 pm – 1:30 pm (Q and A)
1:30 pm – 3 pm (book signing)
Featured Artists:

Emma Coats (storyboard artist)
Paul Abadilla (visual development)
Jenny Lerew (author of “The Art of Brave”)

More to be announced…

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Hero Complex Film Festival 2012

Hero Complex Film Festival tickets go on sale today, Thursday April 26, 2012.

Friday May 18, 2012

Dawn of the Dead 7:00 pm
Special guests: Zack Snyder and Robert Kirkman

Shaun of the Dead 10:00 pm
Special guest: Edgar Wright

Saturday May 19, 2012

RoboCop 12:00 pm
Special guest: Peter Weller

A Clockwork Orange 4:00 pm
Special guest: Malcolm McDowell


SUPER 8:30 pm
Special guest: Rainn Wilson


Sunday May 20, 2012

WALL-E 2:00 pm
Special guest: Andrew Stanton Includes a special preview of Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’

Serenity 6:00 pm Special guest: Nathan Fillion

Monday May 21, 2012

An Evening with Stan Lee Screening TBA

2012 event poster designed by DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee.

CA – Up Screening

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Actor Ed Asner hosts a screening at the Aero Theatre on Sunday December 18th at 2:00pm!

Click here for tickets ($11)

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

TX – The World of Cars Signing

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Alan Porter signs on Saturday, July 2nd from 4 – 6 pm.
 
Bring out the kids for this fun family event and author signing, with CARS giveaways and enough vroom vroom for everyone!  In celebration of the upcoming film release of CARS 2, we’re hosting a special event with Alan Porter, writer for Disney*Pixar’s The World of CARS series for BOOM! Studios. 

Alan’s CARS story “Rally Race” has been chosen as the first story to be featured in the just announced Disney*Pixar Presents magazine line from Disney Worldwide and Marvel Comics.

Also well-known as a pop culture writer, Alan is the author of BATMAN: The Unofficial Collectors Guide, JAMES BOND: The History of the Illustrated 007, and STAR TREK: A Comics History.

Austin Books & Comics
5002 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

CA – Hero Complex Film Festival

Warren Beatty, Richard Donner, Jon Favreau, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Damon Lindelof and more appear at the Hero Complex Film Festival running June 9 – 12, 2011.

Press Release:

The Los Angeles Times welcomes you to the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival, hosted by Geoff Boucher.

Each event features legendary films in a rare full-length theatrical showing, plus a live discussion with the key creative talent for each film.

Special Sunday June 12 matinee showing of The Incredibles is free via non-guaranteed RSVP. Admission will be first-come, first served. Admission will be guaranteed to this event for Festival Pass holders.

Individual day ticket prices vary, based on number of films shown.  Tickets available at the link.

Festival Pass holders will enjoy admission to all events within the Hero Complex Film Festival (including any additions to the current schedule) plus will receive a free copy of the official Festival poster featuring original artwork by Mike Mignola. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9 – 7 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

DICK TRACY, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND STAR, WARREN BEATTY

$29.75

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – 6 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE)

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN, PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR NICHOLAS MEYER

STAR TREK (2009), PLUS DISCUSSION WITH CREATIVE TEAM OF ALEX KURTZMAN & ROBERTO ORCI AND DAMON LINDELOF

$45.00 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – 4 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE) SUPERMAN AND SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR RICHARD DONNER, and DC COMICS’ JIM LEE & GEOFF JOHNS

$45.00 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – NOON

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

THE INCREDIBLES, INCLUDING PREVIEW OF SELECT FOOTAGE FROM CARS 2,  PLUS DISCUSSION WITH DISNEY-PIXAR SUPERVISING ANIMATOR DAVE MULLINS.  FREE WITH NON-GUARANTEED RSVP (ADMISSION GUARANTEED FOR FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS) 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 – 4 PM

The Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

(DOUBLE FEATURE) IRON MAN AND IRON MAN 2, PLUS INTERMISSION DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR JON FAVREAU

$45.00 

FESTIVAL PASSES

$125.00 

(Programming subject to change.  Ticket purchasers to be notified via e-mail in the event of any programming changes).

CA – Oscar-Nominated Animated Features

Tom Sito moderates the Animated Feature Symposium celebrates the work of the 2010 Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) discuss their films’ development and their creative processes as well as present clips illustrating their techniques.

THE 2010 NOMINEES ARE:
How to Train Your DragonChris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
The IllusionistSylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3Lee Unkrich

Tickets will be available starting February 1.

Tickets
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2) – $3

On sale starting Tuesday, February 1 at 9 a.m.

When
Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All seating is unreserved.

CA – Shorts! Panel

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Kenneth Branagh hosts a panel with this year’s nominees for Best Animated and Live Action Short Film. Branagh earned a nomination in the Live Action Short Film category for “Swan Song” (1992).

Nominated for BEST ANIMATED SHORT are:
Day & Night Director: Teddy Newton.
Let’s Pollute Director: Geefwee Boedoe.
Madagascar, A Journey Diary Director: Bastien Dubois.
The Gruffalo Directors: Jakob Schuh, Max Lang.
The Lost Thing Directors: Andrew Ruhemann, Shaun Tan.

Nominated for BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT are:
The Confession, Director: Tanel Toom
The Crush, Director: Michael Creagh
God of Love, Director: Luke Matheny
Na Wewe, Director: Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Directors: Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Oscar Week kicks off with “Shorts!,” featuring screenings of all the Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).  This popular event began in 1997 and has sold out every year since then. 

Tickets will be available starting February 1.

Tickets
General Admission – $5
Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2) – $3

On sale starting Tuesday, February 1 at 9 a.m.

When
Tuesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

All seating is unreserved.

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