IL – Imaginary Fiends Signing

Chimera’s Comics welcomes legendary comic writer and artist Tim Seeley to our LaGrange store for a special signing and meet-n-greet on Saturday, May 19th at 1:00 PM!

Tim’s work has spanned across multiple labels, from Marvel to DC Comics to Image Comics and more, with hit titles like Nightwing, Green Lanterns, Hack/Slash, Revival, Guardians of the Galaxy: Team-Up and tons beyond that! We’ll have a selection of his works available for purchase, including his latest big book, Imaginary Fiends from Vertigo Comics.

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Chimera’s Comics
19 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1230

Power-Con 2018 Welcomes Tim Seeley

Press Release:

Power-Con is proud to announce Tim Seeley will be attending Power-Con this August 25 & 26 in Torrance, CA! Seeley was the writer for the mini-comics from Dark Horse Comics for the Masters of the Universe Classics toy line. He also worked on Dark Horse’s The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe hardcover book. And he is the writer on the upcoming Injustice vs. He-Man and The Master of The Universe miniseries from DC Comics.

He-Man & the Masters of the Universe, and She-Ra: Princess of Power: the two powerful toy and comic book properties focused on by Power-Con! Toys, cartoons, comics, collectibles, voice actors, artists, cosplay, panels, contests and more, this is one incredible weekend you don’t want to miss! For tickets and further information please go to the website: www.thepower-con.com

Image Announces C2E2 2018 Exclusives & Schedule

Press Release:

Image Comics will return to Chicago this year for C2E2 on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* C2E2 VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#513):

* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • ANALOG #1 by Gerry Duggan & David O’Sullivan, art by O’Sullivan, $10 (+tax)
  • ISOLA #1 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl, art by Kerschl, $10 (+tax)

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder, $40 (+tax)
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, $35 (+tax)
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35 (+tax)
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, $35 (+tax)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena, $35 (+tax)

MERCHANDISE:

* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
  • “I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $25.00 (+tax)
  • “I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
  • Image Comics RCCC lapel pins, $10 (+tax)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Room S403                       

Image Comics: We Believe In Character

Comic artists don’t just translate scripts: they build characters. From choreographing the most subtle facial tics and body language to designing entire wardrobes, illustrators are master actors of ink on page. Giving shape to entire casts, they carve new souls on a monthly basis. The creators on this panel specialize in character design, from Leila del Duca’s medieval romanticism on SLEEPLESS to Jeremy Haun’s rugged post-apocalyptic fantasy chic in THE REALM, and Tula Lotay’s fashion-forward covers. Come see these shapers discuss their process, including Annie Wu and Jen Bartel as they preview their upcoming Image projects, DEAD GUY FAN CLUB and BLACKBIRD.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 10:45 – 11:45 AM in Room S403

Image Comics: We Believe In Drama

Writers channel the crises we face everyday through layers of fiction, allowing readers to dissect universal struggles through a vibrant, askew lens. Though comics may catalyze new worlds overflowing with imagination, creators ground that surrealism in drama and catharsis. Join a panel of stellar scribes including Kyle Higgins (THE DEAD HAND), Gerry Duggan (ANALOG), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), Tini Howard (HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION) and some very special guests as they discuss the friction that gave way to their latest works.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#513):

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

12:00 – 12:45 PM Daniel Warren Johnson (Skybound)
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tee Franklin
2:00 – 2:45 PM John Layman & Nick Pitarra
3:00 – 3:45 PM Rob Guillory

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

12:00 – 12:45 PM Caitlin Yarsky & Tee Franklin
1:00 – 1:45 PM Andrew MacLean & Kyle Starks
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jeremy Haun
3:00 – 3:45 PM Gerry Duggan, Justin Jordan & Nikki Ryan

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

1:00 – 1:45 PM Tim Seeley & Tini Howard
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jason Aaron

*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Aaron, Jason H17
Bivens, John U15
Browne, Ryan U4
Bunn, Cullen M12
del Duca, Leila M14
Duggan, Gerry M17
Franklin, Tee V1
Greenwood, Justin G6
Gunter, Miles
Haun, Jeremy J10
Higgins, Kyle A15
Howard, Tini R12
Janson, Klaus B16
Jordan, Justin U16
Kaplan, Zack O9
Lotay, Tula T8
MacLean, Andrew G8
Mahfood, Jim N14
Norton, Mike U2
Seeley, Tim U1
Starks, Kyle S11
Towe, Jim A5
Wilson, Matt R14
Wu, Annie B10
Young, Skottie X17
Zub, Jim N17

Arizona Comic Mini Expo 2018 Charity Drink & Draw

January 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Arizona, Comic Books, Convention News

 

Comic Creators Mike Norton, Tim Seeley, Mitch Gerads, Scott Godlewski, Ryan Cody, Ryan Quackenbush, J. Gonzo, and more appear at the Bonus Round in Phoenix, AZ on Friday, May 5th for the 2018 Arizona Comic Mini Expo’s Drink and Draw launch party from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Professional artists will be doing sketches for fans and collecting money for the Hero Initiative and the Arizona ACLU.

Bonus Round
24 W Camelback Rd, Ste DE, Phoenix, AZ 85013
(602) 374-6936

IL – Mister Miracle #1: Director’s Cut Signing

Artist Mike Norton (Revival, BattlePug, Lil Donnie, Young Justice) appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM to sign the MISTER MIRACLE #1 DIRECTOR’S CUT!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – Authors on Tap: Black Star Renegades

Michael Moreci appears in conversation with Tim Seeley at BeerShop on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Moreci will discuss his debut non-graphic novel, Black Star Renegades, a classic space opera and galaxy-hopping adventure. And no doubt, these two won’t resist talking about comics, comics, and more comics, with their major geek-cred. Both Moreci and Seeley have an impressive back catalog of work with both DC and Image Comics. You won’t want to miss this awesome evening!

Michael Moreci is a bestselling author who has written Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and other DC super-heroes. His Image Comics series, Roche Limit, was called the “sci-fi comic you need to read” by Nerdist and io9, and Paste Magazine named it one of the “50 best sci-fi comics” of all time. Black Star Renegades, his debut novel, was recently released from St. Martin’s Press. A sequel is to follow in 2019. He lives in Oak Park with his wife and two sons. 

Tim Seeley is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including GI Joe, Halloween, Wildcats, and Exsanguine. His writing work includes New York Times bestselling Hack/Slash, Nightwing, Green Lanterns, Grayson, and the critically acclaimed Revival. He resides in Chicago, Illinois and works at Four Star Studios where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.

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BeerShop
1026 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60301
(847) 946-4164

CGC Returns to Baltimore Comic-Con in 2018 for On-Site Grading

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con will return to the Baltimore Convention Center on September 28-30, 2018. We are thrilled to announce that one of our most asked-about and requested exhibitors, Certified Guaranty Company, LLC (CGC), will return again to the show to conduct on-site grading. As they did last year, CGC will be accepting submission for all tiers of service (with the exception of magazines) on a first-come, first-serve basis for the entire weekend.

“Marc Nathan and his crew at Baltimore Comic-Con create an absolutely amazing show for comic book collectors and fans,” said Paul Litch, Primary Grader for CGC. “It is an absolute pleasure and honor to continue to bring onsite grading from the leading comic book certification service, CGC, to the great patrons of Baltimore Comic-Con.”

“We field so many requests over the course of the year as to whether or not CGC will be back,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “The collectible community has come to expect their unique skill set to be present and available throughout the weekend, and we’re very happy to announce their return in 2018.”

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include:

  • Joel Adams (Bucky O’Hare Graphic Novel Coloring Book)
  • Neal Adams (Deadman)
  • Zeea Adams (Neal Adams Monsters)
  • Mark Buckingham (Scooby Apocalypse)
  • Buzz (Superman: The Coming of the Supermen)
  • Frank Cho (Harley Quinn)
  • Steve Conley (The Middle Age)
  • David Finch (Trinity)
  • Meredith Finch (Rose)
  • Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman)
  • Barry Kitson (The Flash)
  • Hope Larson (Batgirl)
  • Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise)
  • David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
  • Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge)
  • Thom Zahler (Time & Vine)

About CGC
Founded in 2000, CGC is the first independent, impartial, third-party comic book grading service. A proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality has made CGC the leader in its field. In fact, in 2007, CGC crossed the million-book mark and has now graded over 2 million comic books.

Because we value our relationship with collectors who share our passion for comics, the hobby’s vibrant history and its exciting future, we offer membership in the CGC Collectors Society. Paid membership starts at $39 per year, and includes direct submission privileges, access to expert tools and resources like the Comics Registry, and dynamic interaction with fellow collectors.

To learn more about Certified Guaranty Company and its many offerings, including magazines, lobby cards, and photos, visit www.certifiedguaranty.com.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con celebrates its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit the websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

2017 ALA Conference Announces Graphic Novel & Comics Programming

Learn about the art of graphic novels, comics, illustration and how games and gaming inspire creativity and social interaction at the American Library Association’s annual conference on June 23-26, 2017! RSVP on Facebook!

Friday, June 23

5:45pm-6:35pm

DC’s Young Animal

DC’s Young Animal is a new publishing imprint spearheaded by Gerard Way, the acclaimed author of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY and best-selling musician. This new line of graphic novels is something different, inspired by the visionary work of DC’s experimental past, but shaped and focused by the absurdity of today. Join Way and some of today’s most innovative creators including Cecil Castellucci, Jody Houser, Jon Rivera, and Nick Derington, as they discuss their works DOOM PATROL VOL. 1: BRICK BY BRICK, SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL VOL. 1: EARTH GIRL MADE EASY, CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE VOL. 1: GOING UNDER and MOTHER PANIC VOL. 1: WORK IN PROGRESS. This panel will discuss how the themes, characters and plot devices in these graphic novels from DC’s Young Animal will engage with readers and patrons like few other works in the industry can today.

Saturday, June 24

9:30am-10:20am

The Rise of Graphic Novels for Kids in Europe and the USA

European and American publishers and authors discuss the emergence of the format and its phenomenal rise internationally in the past decade. They will also look at the differences and similarities of working in comics in Europe and the USA.

10:30am-11:20am

Hazardous Tales and Science Fiction with Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale’s New York Times bestselling graphic novel series NATHAN HALE’S HAZARDOUS TALES have exploded in classrooms and libraries around the country. With a seventh book on the way for Fall 2017, the craze that gets kids excited about history shows no signs of slowing. In this presentation, Nathan Hale will give the audience a sneak peek of the next Hazardous Tales book as well as discuss his recent science fiction graphic novel, ONE TRICK PONY.

11:30am-12:20pm

Spotlight on Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation with adapter Damian Duffy and illustrator John Jennings

More than 35 years after its release, Octavia Butler’s celebrated science fiction masterpiece, Kindred, continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings have adapted this iconic work into the graphic novel format, which instantly became a #1 New York Times bestseller. They will discuss the process of working with this mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century.
12:30pm-1:20pm

What Does An Idea Look Like? A Conversation About Creativity with Grant Snider, author of The Shape of Ideas

What does an idea look like? And where do they come from? An orthodontist by day and artist by night, Grant Snider, author of ’The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity’, had had comics featured in the Kansas City Star, the New York Times Book Review, as well as The Best American Comics in 2013. On this panel, he will share the secrets to his own creative process and share tips on how to keep ideas flowing. ’The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Creativity’, is a collection of one- and two-page comics that provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process—no matter your age or creative background.

1:30pm-2:20pm

VIZ Media Presents – Manga!!

VIZ Media, the premier publisher of manga in the English speaking world, has released several hit series such as Naruto, Pokemon, and Ouran High School Host Club. Join us as we talk about which manga are currently the most popular on the scene as well as exciting new series coming soon!

2:30pm-3:20pm

Creator Spotlight: Jessica Abel

Writer/artist Jessica Abel has always been known for work outside the graphic novel mainstream. From her breakout work LA PERDIDA to her comics textbooks, Abel has displayed not only the ability to craft compelling stories but also a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the medium. Her latest series, TRISH TRASH: ROLLERGIRL OF MARS is the story of a mixed race teenager on Mars, struggling to escape economic oppression through a futuristic version of roller derby. Super Genius publisher Terry Nantier speaks with Abel about her long career and why TRISH TRASH is the heroine America needs right now.

3:30pm-4:20pm

Category or Genre: What’s Next for Graphic Novels?

With books aimed at everyone from young children to the most mature adults, there literally is a graphic novel for every reader. But does all this diversity mean we should rethink graphic novel sections in libraries? Should they take their place alongside more traditional books in sections ranging from biography to science fiction. Or does the unique nature of the medium (and its readers) drive a need for graphic novels to always have their own special place on the shelves?

4:30pm-5:00pm

DC Super Hero Girls Original Graphic Novels

Join DC Comics and writer Shea Fontana for a discussion on the DC SUPER HERO GIRLS original graphic novel line! With books such as FINALS CRISIS, HITS AND MYTHS and the new SUMMER OLYMPUS, these graphic novels developed for girls 6-12 have been a smash-hit success across libraries and bookstores alike. Shea will discuss how these new works from DC are relating to young girls everywhere, with themes of empowerment, friendship and teamwork prevalent throughout. Q&A to follow!

Sunday, June 25

9:30am-10:20am

How to write for children

An overview of graphic novels for kids, from classics (like “Tintin”, “Boule & Bill”, etc), right up to the present day. How do you think up a story for a three-year-old, an eight-year-old or a young-adult?

10:30am-11:20am

Comics at the frontier of a new literary movement

Comics are at a new height of popularity and cultural acceptance, but can artists and publishers ensure that this isn’t just a passing trend? Does the popularity of superhero comics help or hinder the consideration of the art form as a whole? Artists like Sam Bosma, Jen Lee & Elise Gravel are at the vanguard of taking comics beyond the public’s popular preconceptions, and they’ll discuss the shape of comics as a genre, a medium, and an art form. Learn how artists can use genre conventions to ease readers into a completely different side of the comics scene, and see what’s possible when artists are able to take you beyond your assumptions. The popularity of genre has given fans an introduction to the art of comics, and these panelists are using that to show the world that the future of the medium goes beyond any one category!

11:30am-12:20pm

Image Comics 25th Anniversary Celebration

Comic creators Ryan Browne, Marjorie Liu, Jim Rugg, Gregg Schigiel, Tim Seeley, and Skottie Young speak about their experience of Image Comics throughout the years & reflect on how the company’s history has impacted their own career trajectory. Discussion will touch on both specifics about Image and also how comics as a whole have evolved. Creators will talk about their inspirations, tell stories about times they were directly or indirectly affected by their industry role models, talk about upcoming titles, and discuss how they are carrying the torch forward! A raffle and short signing will take place at the close of the event.

12:30pm-1:20pm

Comics for Teens: Discovery in the Library

Librarians, authors and publishers discussing and sharing thoughts about aiding teens and YA readers in discovering comics/ YA Graphic novels. A look at what has worked in the past as well as what tools can be used to grow readership in this category.

1:30pm-2:20pm

A Monstress Discussion with Author Marjorie Liu

Marjorie Liu discusses the upcoming new volume in her critically acclaimed series, Monstress. The author will describe her creative process, including inspirations and research methods, and will take questions from the audience. A raffle and short signing will take place at the close of the event.

2:30pm-3:20pm

Check out Dynamite in 2017

A discussion of Dynamite’s exciting current and future releases.

3:30pm-4:20pm

Liberties at work and Creator’s ownership

Artists come together to discuss the different creative methods in France and the USA: liberty of choices, schedules, production, printing, etc. What does it means to be a French Artist?

Authors will also discuss the concept of ownership in France and in the USA : To whom does the work belong? What are the rights of an artist over their work?

Monday, June 26

9:30am-10:20am

Champion of the Graphic Novel: Will Eisner at 100 Years

Will Eisner was, and still is, one of the most influential forces in the comics and graphic novels publishing industry. This year we celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday with a conversation about his contribution and commitment to the idea of graphic novels as a true form of literature. The discussion will also cover the relationship between the library world and the growth of the comics industry and more specifically how librarians helped to define and grow the graphic novel category.

10:30am-11:20am

Tabletop Games 101

Playing Tabletop games in libraries is growing. As libraries expand their breadth, more and more library members are enjoying table-top games, played with real people, face-to-face, in libraries. But, what exactly are tabletop games? How do I tell board games from role-playing games, from card games? Which games are suitable for young people, and which will be enjoyed by an older crowd? This panel of gaming veterans including game publishers and distributors will cut the red tape so each library knows which games to bring in. At ALA Annual, Friday Games Night will give everyone an opportunity to play a variety of games and talk to publishers and distributors. Open gaming on the floor, during the day offers more opportunities to learn and have fun doing it.

11:30am-12:20pm

Disney Manga: family friendly fun!

With the explosion in popularity of manga, parents and librarians have rightfully been concerned about child-friendly titles. With TOKYOPOP’s Disney Manga line, we bring the magic of Disney to this popular form of graphic novels, providing families with a way to enjoy their favorite Disney characters and stories in manga style! With titles brought directly from Japan and our own original titles made in collaboration with Disney’s team, we want to break down the misconception that all manga is inappropriate for little ones and encourage young readers with this fun line of graphic novels.

IL – Wonder Woman Day Signing

Jenny FrisonStephanie Mided, and Ali Cantarella appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to celebrate WONDER WOMAN DAY 2017!

Wonder Woman turns 75 this year so it’s more than time to give the Amazing Amazon her due! Wonder Woman Day will feature a host of fun stuff for Wonder Woman fans of all ages! We’ll have a costume contest! We’ll have Wonder Woman themed treats! We’ll have a coloring contest with artwork provided by Wonder Woman cover artist Jenny Frison!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

TX – FCBD: Zeus Comics

Jenny Frison, Jen Van Meter, Michael Lark, Robert Wilson IV, Jordan Boyd, Ken Lowery, Chad Thomas, and more sign at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Zeus Comics
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 219-8697

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