SF – Sandman Overture Celebration


Artist JH Williams III appears at Isotope: The Comics Lounge on Saturday November 14, 2015 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM to sign SANDMAN OVERTURE!

Press Release:

Celebrating the greatest living comic artist working today – JH Williams III (SANDMAN OVERTURE, BATWOMAN, PROMETHEA) and the release of the biggest book of the decade, the SANDMAN OVERTURE DELUXE EDITION hardcover!

There are few people on planet Earth we love more than JH Williams III (if you like beautiful memories people share with their friends this will bring tears to your eyes) and together we’ve been quietly planning our event to celebrate the amazing SANDMAN OVERTURE for a long, long time. As Jim doesn’t make very many public appearances we know his visit is going to be *very* popular. The Isotope staff wants you all to have a wonderful experience meeting him and for everyone to get to create amazing memories of JH Williams III’s visit together. So we’re doing a duo of events as only the Isotope can to make sure everyone has a chance to meet one of the nicest and most talented people in all of comics! First up is a casual, daytime signing event for the under 21 crowd, and then an epic celebration later that evening for the folks who like our mix and mingle, bring-your-ID, after-dark events.

2pm – 6pm, Saturday November 14th

This intimate all-ages autographing session is completely free of charge and open to all. We want to ensure you have a completely unique and personal experience with Jim so we’re specifically tailoring this event to let you have a real moment to sit down with him. Jim will sign your SANDMAN OVERTURE hardcovers, PROMETHEA omnibii, BATWOMAN paperbacks, vintage CHASE comics, BLONDIE and THE SWORD albums, and anything else he’s ever worked on. We don’t even mind if you’ve bought them elsewhere, this isn’t about us, it’s about you and Jim getting to say “hi.” As this is sure to be a popular signing and we definitely want everyone to get time to actually talk with Jim so we kindly ask that you bring no more than 5 items for him to sign. On behalf of every one of us, thanks in advance!

8pm – Midnight, Saturday November 14th

Full details of this event will be announced on November 1st.

A 21+ event as only the Isotope can do! If you’ve been to an after-hours party at the Isotope before you know the great atmosphere and amazing crowd that will be turning out for this. This event has a casual backstage-after-the-show vibe and gives you all an opportunity to actually hang out and get to know Jim… the way we think an in-store appearance should truly be!

Attendees of this event get a free, Isotope exclusive, ultra-limited edition JH Williams III fine art print on acid-free/pH neutral 100% cotton rag Fabriano Watercolor Paper, lovingly printed using Epson’s archival UltraChrome inks with a lightfastness rating of over 200 years. Created specifically for this event by Williams and the Isotope, and available nowhere else on the planet, this hand-numbered print is suitable for framing… and… something even cooler!

We can’t wait to show you more!

Full details on SANDMAN OVERTURE AFTER PARTY w/ JH WILLIAMS III will be announced on November 1st.

Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 621-6543

CA – Hijinx Comics Signing

Hijinx Comics

Gene Luen Yang, Mick Gray, Frank Cirocco, and Lela Dowling sign at Hijinx Comics on Saturday August 8, 2015 as part of their summer sale!

Gene Luen Yang – the wonderful creator of many independent GN’s (notably AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, SHADOW HERO, BOXERS & SAINTS) plus the outstanding writer of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and now SUPERMAN.

Mick Gray – the King of the Rock-a-Billy cartoonists. Known most recently for his powerful inking on ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN and historically for PROMETHEA and JOKER.

Frank Cirocco – Creator/entrepreneur extraordinaire – POP DADDY collectibles, SKYLAND GALLERIES, ALIEN LEGION, SUBURBAN HI-LIFE.


Hijinx Comics
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 266-1103

CA – Robin: Son of Batman #1 Signing


Artist Mick Gray appears at Flying Color Comics on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm to sign Robin: Son of Batman #1!

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Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
(925) 825-5410

Hero Initiative Heads to Big WOW! ComicFest 2015

Hero InitiativePress Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s Big WOW! ComicFest on April 18-19th at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St. in San Jose.

Hero will be at booth #300 on the convention floor, and Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor will collecting for Hero include: Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Dave Gibbons, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Joseph Michael Linsner, John Livesay, Bill Morrison, Marat Mychaels, Paolo Rivera, and Chrissie Zullo. Make sure you stop by and do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

CA – Batman Day Signing


J.H. Williams III appears at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM for Batman Day! The plan is to have some time for a Q and A along with the signing meet and greet.

Banres & Noble – Merced Marketplace
1720 West Olive Ave, Merced, CA 95348

BIG WOW! ComicFest Returns this Weekend…May 17-18, 2014


Press Release:

Big Wow! Comic Fest Returns to San Jose on May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Art, Anime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Nerds, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere!

Founded in 1979 as “Super-Con”, Big Wow! Comic Fest is not only Northern California’s Longest-Running Comic-Con, but is this year’s Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area!

As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests: Charlie Adlard (Artist for the popular “Walking Dead” series), Legendary Illustrator Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Avengers), Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mike Zeck (Punisher, Spider-Man, Secret Wars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Dead Ahead), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! Over 200 Comic Creators!

Meet, get autographs, and learn the secrets of Show Biz from our spectacular CELEBRITY GUESTS:

GODZILLA is in the House…Meet Kenpachiro Satsuma, in 1984’s RETURN OF GODZILLA, he would land the title role of Godzilla and continue as the King of Monsters for the next 11 years. This is first time to America in over 20 years.

Also from Japan, meet Satoshi Furuya he enthralled generations of children with his portrayal of the original Ultraman.

Jane Wiedlin is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! One of the best known Rock/Pop groups to emerge from the 1980’s, Jane is back at work, creating a stage production for her self published comic series “Lady Robotica”.

Also Appearing will be: Kevin Bernard Grevioux (Co-Writer, Producer and actor in “Underworld”, “I, Frankenstein” and comic book writer), Damion Poitier (Avengers (in the last 2 minutes, he was the surprise Villian), Star Trek, Hunter Prey…and the son of Sidney Poitier). Also, C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader), Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys), Richard Kiel (007 “Jaws”), William Katt (Greatest American Hero, House)…and more

COSPLAY Guests Jessica Nigri, Riddle (star of “Heroes of Cosplay”), Ivy Doomkitty, Anthony Misano… and many more will all be on site. Along with hundreds and hundreds of amazing fans all in costume.

Super-Star Cartoonist and Big Wow! Bigwig Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, 50 Girls 50), will teach a 90-minute Figure Drawing Workshop with a live model, demonstrating fundamentals of technique and style. Any aspiring artist is welcome to sit in the audience and work along with Frank, who will provide priceless tips and critiques! And Inker Extraordinaire Mick Gray (Starman, Promethea) will once again provide a weekend-long inking demonstration as he works on his current comic book assignment at his booth! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see professional comic artists at work!

In conjunction with San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, Big Wow! Comic Fest proudly presents “BATMAN!, 75 years a Hero” Featuring Seven Decades of Original Art and Memorabilia from the DC Comics world-famous Super Hero. Also, there will be 2 additional shows, “The Art of MIKE ZECK!” And “The ART of FAMOUS MONSTERS”.

And Speaking of Famous Monsters… We are hosting the 1st Annual “Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film Festival” with the legendary Famous Monsters Magazine… who are also hosting our Japanese guest, and presenting the “Famous Monsters of Filmland” Pavilion with guests, props, make-up and costume designers and more.

And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:

Live Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games, “Creature Features Live” with host: John Stanley, showing the original “Night of the Living Dead.”

Panel Discussions, including: Creating Comics, The Art of Self-Publishing, and how to Design and Create Your Own Costumes! There will be 5 rooms of programming going on, throughout the show.

Tickets are available on the website. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.

Admission is only:

1 Day Adult $25.00 (at the door)

2 Day Adult $35.00 (at the door)

1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door)

2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door)


*Save $5.00 Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!

FOR MORE INFORMATION we will always have guest and programming updates for the show at: www.bigwowcomicfest.com. Also, most of our Guests will be available before the show for online, phone and in some cases, personal appearance Interviews.

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UK – Unearthing Signing

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Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins appear at Gosh for a signing of Unearthing on Tuesday the 26th of February at 7:30 pm. They’ll also be screening their short film, Jimmy’s End and its prequel, Act of Faith. Details on those at their website.

Tickets are £5 and will go on sale at wegottickets.com on Friday the 1st of February at 9:30 am.

Gosh Comics 
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

NV – Alternate Reality Comics Signing

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JH Willliams III, James Robinson, Chris Wisnia, and Pere Perez sign at Alternate Reality Comics on Sunday, October 21st from 2:00pm-5:00pm.

Artist / writer JH Willliams III (Batwoman, Promethea, Batman: Black Glove, Desolation Jones)

Writer James Robinson (of legendary Starman fame, also Shade, Earth 2, Golden Age, Justice Society)

Artist/writer (debuting a new hardcover graphic novel called Monstrosis, featuring Kirby-esque monster action!)

and Artist Pere Perez (Smallville Season 11, Batgirl, Detective Comics Annual, and many other DC comics)

Alternate Reality Comics
4800 S. Maryland Pkwy ste. D, Las Vegas, NV 89119

CA – Batwoman Signing

JH Williams III signs at Red Sky Comics on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 3:00 – 6:00pm.

RSVP on Facebook!

Press Release:

Come celebrate the release of “Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology” with award winning local author and artist, J.H. Williams III (Chase, Promethea, Desolation Jones, Detective Comics). Williams will be available for signing, previewing material, and selling original artwork from 3 pm. till 6 pm. Keep watching here for further details of this event!

To celebrate we are having a sale on all J.H. Williams III titles: Hardcover copies of “Batwoman Vol. 1: Hydrology” on sale for $19.99. This deluxe volume includes Batwoman issues #0-#5 and chimes in at a 160 beautifully illustrated and written pages.
20% off all J.H. Williams III trade paperbacks. Finally your choice of three J.H. Williams III comics for $10.

Attendees showing up in full costumes will receive a special item!

The store will be open from noon till 6 pm that day, so come in early and get your copies of J.H. Williams III works. Williams will be signing from 3 pm till 6 pm (limit 5 items per person per place in line).

Red Sky Comics
617 W Main Street, Merced, CA 95340

CA – Batwoman Signing

J.H. Williams III & Haden Blackman sign at Blue Moon Comics on Saturday December 11 from 1-4 pm.

J.H. Williams has been one of the foremost comics illustrators of the last 20 years. Whether its reinventing how we see the universe with Alan Moore in the instant classic Promethea, or redefining our visuals about the Batman Family in Dectective Comics: Batwoman, here is your chance to meet the man in person!

Haden Blackman, Writer, has written great stories in many mediums! Working at LucasArts he wrote/produced Star Wars Galaxies & Force Unleashed among others. He’s also written multiple Star Wars comics and Grapic Novels and is Co-President/Founder of Fearless Studios. Haden turns his considerable skills now to Batwoman with Williams to rock Gotham in amazing new ways!

New copies of Batwoman #0 will be available to sign, a limited number of sketches can be bought, and of course there will be original art for sale! Don’t miss your chance to meet two guys making what are sure to be legendary comics!

Blue Moon Comics
1555 South Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947