Five Points Festival 2017: Designer Toys, Comics & NYC

Press Release:

The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by Midtown Comics and Playcrafting NYC. A designer toy and comic convention coming May 20-21, 2017 to Pier 36 on New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, food trucks, and craft breweries – bringing together 15,000 tastemakers, misfits, and rebels in a one-of-a-kind marketplace! Get your tickets now at the link…

  • The Midtown Comics booth will present mega signings with comic royalty including Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Nick Spencer, Dan Slott, and Bryan Lee O’Malley! And be on the look out for Five Points exclusives, too, with details coming soon to our Facebook, Twitter, and blog!
  • Meet amazing Designer Toy Artists including Ron English, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Gary Ham, Huck Gee, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Jeff Lamm, Peter Kato, Simone Legno, Tara McPherson, and many more!
  • Rub elbows with 150 amazing creators in our Artist Alley including Amy Reeder, Andrew MacLean, Annie Wu, Ben Templesmith, Christopher Hastings, Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, Mags Visaggio, Ronald Wimberly, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tini Howard, and more!
  • All of our vendors can be found here and the list keeps growing every day.
  • Outside Pier 36, you’ll find all delicious food trucks including Korilla, Nuchas Empanadas, and Big D’s Grub – and a craft beer garden!
  • Grab an exclusive Dunny designed by Gary Ham! Available in three colors, 3″ tall, and limited to 1000 pieces total (across the three versions), this is the first production Dunny created by Gary Ham in the world!
  • Want the yellow and black Gary Ham Dunny? You’ll want to be a VIP, as it is included with the VIP ticket! Our yellow and black Dunny is limited to only 250 pieces, and being a VIP is the only way to guarantee this colorway! You’ll also get a ticket into the Designer Toy Awards on Friday night, early access into Five Points, and access to the Saturday night party by Sonicboombox!
  • All the awesomeness kicks off at the Designer Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas! The entire art toy world comes together on Friday, May 19 at Webster Hall, and a a VIP ticket is the ONLY way for you to join ’em!

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UK – Sean Murphy Signing

**PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Writer/artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe the Barbarian, The Wake) will be stopping by Orbital Comics in a rare UK appearance for a signing on SATURDAY 29TH APRIL from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, followed by an after-hours Director’s Commentary for his creator-owned title, Tokyo Ghost.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

NH – Batman/Superman #50 Signing

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Writer/artist Sean G. Murphy (Chrononauts, The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus) appears at Jetpack Comics on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to sign his Batman/Superman #50 exclusive connecting covers!

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Jetpack Comics
37 N Main St, Rochester, New Hampshire 03867
(603) 330-9636

NYC – Batman Day 2015 Signing

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Writer/artist Sean G. Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus, Chrononauts) appears at Barnes & Noble in Park Slope on Saturday September 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate BATMAN DAY as well as for a special Q&A about comic book illustration and the must-have Batman: Black And White Volume 4. The Q&A will be followed by a signing (only one personal item please). Everyone in attendance will receive a FREE copy of Batman: Endgame Special Edition #1.

Barnes & Noble – Park Slope
267 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-832-9066

NYC – Tokyo Ghost #1 Signing

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Press Release: 

Join Midtown Comics Downtown for a special event as we welcome friend of the store and artist Sean Gordon Murphy for a signing of Chrononauts Vol 1 TP and Tokyo Ghost #1 at Friday, September 18th at 6:30pm!

Chrononauts Vol 1 TP
By Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99!
Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are time travelers whose plans go off-course, leading to wild adventures in the time-stream. Collects CHRONONAUTS #1-4.

Tokyo Ghost #1
By Rick Remender, Sean Gordon Murphy, and Matt Hollingsworth

The Isles of Los Angeles 2089: Humanity is addicted to technology, a population of unemployed leisure seekers blissfully distracted from toxic contamination, who borrow, steal, and kill to buy their next digital fix. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for. It’s the biggest industry, the only industry, the drug everyone needs, and gangsters run it all.

Purchase of either Chrononauts Vol 1 TP or Tokyo Ghost #1 required, limit of two items per person.

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

NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

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chrononautsMeet artist/writer Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) at the Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm for an event to commemorate the launch of his new series written by superstar writer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Kick-Ass), Chrononauts! Sean will also talk about his awesome apprenticeship project launched on Kickstarter in which he enlisted six art students to apprentice their work and help create Cafe Racer! As a bonus, a FREE GIVEAWAY will be included at the event where you can also purchase prints of Sean’s original artwork and get them signed during the event!

Chrononauts #1: From MARK MILLAR and SEAN GORDON MURPHY comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

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Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
212-869-1700

NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

February 21, 2015 by  
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Artist Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm for a signing of Chrononauts #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

NYC – Cafe Racer Signing

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Sean Murphy, Katana Collins, and Klaus Janson appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign CAFE RACER!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

ME – Cafe Racer Signing

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Artist Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus, Interstellar) appears with writer Katana Collins and artist Clay McCormack at Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm for a special signing of CAFE RACER!

About the book:

As a toddler, Orchid and her father barely escaped Japan during the Doolittle Raid of WWII. Years later, Orchid is still an outcast as she speeds her way into London’s Cafe Racer motorcycle society. Defying both racial and sexist stereotypes, the half-Japanese teenager is unbeatable in a race–much to the disappointment of her father, who forbids her from riding his mysterious motorcycle. After discovering friendship in the most unexpected places, she soon uncovers the truth of the bike, along with its connection to the disappearance of her mother in pre-war Japan.

Cafe Racer is a story told through seven vignettes, also including extra features such as pencils, concept art, and other behind the scenes artwork.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

MeCAF 2014 Announces Programming Schedule

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) has released their programming schedule for the 2014 show to be held on Sunday May 18th:

10:00 – 1:00: Book signing with Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce (in the main hall)

10:30 – Unusual comics! Choose your own adventure! with Jon Chad
How does your comic become a book? If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! Explore a variety of folding and book construction techniques and make your own unfolding, choose-your-own-adventure minicomic!

11:30 – DRAW ON YOUR CREATIVITY:
Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Using simple geometric shapes, Jay teaches kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop! Watch a short video clip at the link…

12:30 – Ben Hatke: The Three Secrets of Comics:
Discussing images in a narrative, gesture, and drawing from life, Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) talks about three secrets behind making amazing comics.

1:30 – Iron Cartoonist:
This competition will determine the MeCAF Iron Cartoonist Champion! Watch as three talented cartoonists draw against the clock, with suggestions from the audience. Special guest judges will determine the winner.

2:30 – A conversation with Jimmy Gownley and Kazu Kibuishi:
Join us as we discuss comics with Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever, Amelia Rules) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight).

3:30 – Panel discussion about gender and race issues in current comics, with artists Melanie Gillman, Kori Handwerker and others.

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. This year’s show will be at the Portland Company Complex (58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101)! There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics. Featured guests include: Kazu Kibuishi, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, James Sturm, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Zack Giallongo, Maris Wicks, and many more!

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