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  • FL – Elephantmen Signing

    August 2, 2013 by  
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    Richard Starkings, acclaimed comic strip letterer and writer/creator of Elephantmen (published by Image Comics), signs at Tate’s Comics on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. The purchase of any Elephantmen comic or trade, during the event on 8/7/13, guarantees you unlimited signatures by Richard Starkings on the items of your choosing.

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    Tate’s Comics
    4566 N. University Drive, Lauderhill, FL 33351

    CA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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    Layout 1Rick Remender, Richard Starkings, James Asmus, Phil Ortiz, Scott Koblish, Chuck BB, and more sign at The Comic Bug on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

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    Press Release:

    The Comic Bug is launching its most ambitious FREE COMIC BOOK DAY event to date. The store has doubled orders for FREE COMICS from previous years, stocking over 20,000 free comic books to give away to attendees.

    Over two dozen comic creators will be on-hand to meet comic fans, including UNCANNY AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA writer RICK REMENDER, SIMPSONS artist PHIL ORTIZ, DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH and ELEPHANTMEN creator RICHARD STARKINGS.

    In addition to comic book creator talent, some of Los Angeles most renowned COSPLAYERS will be available to take pictures with fans and family members. Attendees can expect to see the likes of WONDER WOMAN, BATMAN, SCARLETT WITCH and G.I. JOE’s THE BARONESS. The BEACH CITY ROLLER DERBY GIRLS will also be on-hand to help distribute free comics and perform stunts for onlookers.

    The Comic Bug is also publishing the first-ever comic book store EXCLUSIVE free comic, GUNS A’BLAZIN /MOUSTACHETRONAUTS TEASER PLEASER EDITION, limited to 500 copies. The creators will be attending to sign and draw sketches for attendees.

    The day will wrap up with an after-party for the creators featuring live music by The Do-Its and a DJ set by DJ C-DIDDY.

    The full list of creators scheduled to appear at The Comic Bug are:

    Rick (Uncanny Avengers) Remender 
    Richard (Elephantmen) Starkings 
    Phil (The Simpsons) Ortiz
    Scott (Deadpool) Koblish
    James (Gambit) Asmus
    Chuck (Black Metal) B.B.
    Jeff (The Truth About Dragons) Stokely
    Vince (Charismagic) Hernandez
    Rafael (Sonambulo) Navarro
    Neal (The Moustachetronauts) Von Flue
    Stevan (The Moustachetronauts) Casares
    Kevin (Batman Animated Series) Altieri
    Chris (Independents) Brandt
    JustJenn Designs (O.G. Original Grandma)
    Omar (Xenoglyphs) Spahi
    Michael (Cartoon Flophouse) Aushenker
    Ralph (Man Fighting Street) Miranda
    Chris (Sunless Circus) Kawagiwa
    Don (SteamFunk) Schmidt
    Lord Mesa (Chibi Heroes)

    Check www.thecomicbug.com for further announcements.
    In addition to free comics and special guests, The Comic Bug promises fun activities and giveaways for the whole family.
    The day’s festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. and will run to 4:00 p.m. or as long as supplies last.
    Email info@thecomicbug.com for more information or call (310) 372-6704

    FACEBOOK BONUS EXCLUSIVE! RSVP here AND SHARE this page with your friends to receive an EXTRA FREE COMIC BOOK in addition to your Free Comic Book Day haul!

    The Comic Bug 
    1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comicon 2013 with Dollar Days

    February 27, 2013 by  
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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comic Con

    Dollar Days all weekend!

    All to raise money for Hero Initiative!

    Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 1st through 3rd in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center.

    All through the weekend, participating artists throughout the floor will be donating a dollar for their signature. As win-win all the way around!  You can donate just a dollar and help Hero Initiative continue it’s important work for the industry.

    Check out the list of participating artists:

    • Eric Canete
    • Mike Choi
    • Francesco Francavilla
    • Chris Gage
    • Paul Jenkins
    • Dave Johnson
    • Denny O’Neil
    • Dan Panosian
    • Brian Pulido
    • Darick Robertson
    • Tim Sale
    • Matteo Scalera
    • Fiona Staples
    • Richard Starkings
    • Mark Waid
    • Bill Willingham

    Make sure you seek them out and stop on by the booth, #2308 and see what else we have.

     

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

    Image Comics Announces Signings, Panels & Exclusives for Emerald City Comicon 2013 *UPDATED*

    February 26, 2013 by  
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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is set to make a strong showing at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, with exclusive convention editions, a full slate of signings by Image creators, and panels featuring some of comics’ top writers and artists! The convention takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center.

    Five Image Comics convention exclusives will be available to purchase at the Image Comics booth (#1110):

    FIVE GHOSTS #1 by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham

    LOST VEGAS #1 by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, convention exclusive cover by Dan McDaid

    SEX #1 by Joe Casey and Piotr Kowalksi

    THE WALKING DEAD: THE GOVERNOR SPECIAL by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard (available at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth)

    UNCANNY SKULLKICKERS #1 by Jim Zub and Edwin Huang

    All convention exclusives are available in limited quantity at the beginning of each convention day, during creator signings, and at creators’ Artist Alley tables (check Emerald City Comic Con’s website for names and locations).

    The Image Comics signing schedule will be released soon, so keep an on Image’s website. *UPDATED* SEE BELOW

    There will be three Image Comics panels in Emerald City Comicon’s programming, each promising to be a lively discussion.

    Putting the “Graphic” in Graphic Novels
    It’s time to talk about sex and violence! Black Kiss II, Butcher Baker, Sex, Saga, Happy!, Multiple Warheads, Sex Criminals: these comics are definitely not for kids. Image Comics creators who aren’t shying away from adult situations talk about creating comics for grown-ups. Is there really such a thing as “gratuitous”? What’s it like to be banned in the UK and Canada? Join some of comics most respected creators for an eye-opening conversation. Panelists: Joe Casey (Butcher Baker the Righteous Maker, Sex), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss II), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Fiona Staples (Saga) FRIDAY 5 PM Hall B

    Skybound: On the Rise
    There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Invincible just hit its historic 100th issue, and new series are on the horizon. Join Charlie Adlard, Ryan Ottley and more as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
    Panelists: Ryan Ottley, Charlie Adlard, Phil Hester, Josh Williamson SATURDAY 1 PM Hall B

    Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures: Speculative Fiction and Image Comics
    With the unlimited potential of comics, there is perhaps no better medium for speculative fiction than comics. Limited only by their imaginations, Image Comics creators have been creating far-flung universes and dystopian futures where science, fantasy, and technology explode in rich possibilities. Find out why they choose science fiction, how they build worlds, and what inspires them. Panelists: Duffy Boudreau (BlackAcre), Joe Harris (Great Pacific), Fiona Staples (Saga), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Kurtis J. Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust), and Riley Rossmo (Debris) SUNDAY 1 PM Hall B

    The full schedule of signings taking place at Image’s booth (#1100) is as follows:

    FRIDAY

    2:00 – 2:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
    Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
    3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
    Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
    3:30 – 4:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
    4:00 – 4:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
    Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
    5:00 – 5:45 Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES)
    Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
    6:00 – 6:45 Darick Robertson (HAPPY!)
    Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
    7:00 – 7:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
    Jean-Paul Bonjour (ALPHA GIRL)

    SATURDAY

    10:00 – 10:45 Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)
    Ed Brisson and Michael Walsh (COMEBACK)
    11:00 – 11:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
    Michel Gagné (THE SAGA OF REX, ZED: A COSMIC TALE)
    12:00 – 12:45 Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER THE RIGHTEOUS  MAKER, SEX)
    Jay Faerber (NEAR DEATH, POINT OF IMPACT)
    1:00 – 1:45 Blair Butler (HEART)
    Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
    Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
    1:00 – 2:00 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
    2:00 – 2:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA) — ticketed signing
    Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
    2:30 – 3:30 Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) — Skybound booth
    3:00 – 3:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
    Joe Harris (GREAT PACIFIC)
    4:00 – 4:45 Brian Wood (MARA) — ticketed signing
    Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
    5:00 – 5:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
    Howard Chaykin (BLACK KISS II)
    6:00 – 6:45 Brandon Graham (MULTIPLE WARHEADS, PROPHET) and Simon Roy (PROPHET)
    Joe Keatinge (GLORY, HELL YEAH)

    SUNDAY

    10:00 – 10:45 Frank Barbiere (FIVE GHOSTS: THE HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY)
    Jeremy Haun (THE DARKNESS)
    11:00 – 11:45 Darick Robertson — ticketed signing
    Nathan Edmondson (THE ACTIVITY, DANCER, WHERE IS JAKE ELLIS?) and Mitch Gerads (THE ACTIVITY)
    12:00 – 12:45 Jim McCann and Janet Lee (LOST VEGAS)
    Sina Grace (NOT MY BAG)
    1:00 – 1:45 Gerry Duggan (THE INFINITE HORIZON)
    Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS)
    2:00 – 2:45 Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft (SEVERED) — ticketed signing
    Duffy Boudreau (BLACKACRE)
    3:00 – 3:45 Fiona Staples (SAGA)  — ticketed signing
    Jamie S. Rich (IT GIRL AND THE ATOMICS)
    4:00 – 4:45 Ken Kristensen (TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH)
    Kurtis Wiebe (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, DEBRIS, BEDLAM, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)

    Tickets for each day’s ticketed signings will be available at the Image Comics booth, beginning at the start of the convention day. Tickets are limited and are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The signing schedule is subject to change. Ryan Ottley will be signing at the Skybound booth, just opposite of the Image booth.

    Emerald City Comicon takes place on March 1-3 in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

    IL – Elephantmen Signing

    Creator Richard Starkings appears at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, April 11th to meet fans and sign books alongside series colorist Gabe Bautista. Single issues and graphic novels will be available for purchase the day of the event.

    Challengers Comics
    1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

    Image Comics Announces Signings and Programming Schedules for ECCC 2012

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    Image Comics is showing up in a big way at Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) in Seattle, Washington this March 30 through April 1, with a slew of convention exclusives (announced here) and an extensive signing and programming schedule. Many Image creators will be at the Image, Skybound, and Top Cow booths, as well as manning their own tables in the Washington State Convention center.

    A panel schedule, signing schedule, and full list of Image creators attending ECCC follow. If you are interested in scheduling an interview with any of the Image creators regarding their Image titles, please contact Jennifer de Guzman at jenniferdeguzman@imagecomics.com.

    PROGRAMMING

    Creator Spotlight: Marc Silvestri
    Join Top Cow founder, Image partner, movie producer and top industry artist Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS) as he takes a retrospective look at his legendary career spanning three decades. Moderated by Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik, Silvestri will look back at everything from his early years on such top titles as X-Men and Wolverine to the founding of Image Comics and Cyberforce to the redefining of his company and the creation of mini-icons like Witchblade and The Darkness. Friday, 4pm, Room 211

    Robert Kirkman Q&A
    Kirkman, one of the most successful writers in comics today, best known for his work on The Walking Dead, Invincible, and Super Dinosaur, will offer fans some insight into the genius behind their favorite hit comics. After becoming an Image Comics partner in 2009, introducing the internationally renowned hit TV show based on the comic, “The Walking Dead” on AMC, and recently announcing an upcoming video game adaptation of the same series from TellTale Games, he has proven to be an unstoppable creative force. Friday, 7pm, Room 4C1-2

    Image Comics – 20 Years of Creator-Owned Independence
    Some of the most exciting rising stars in comics today and established creators alike will be coming together to talk about the past, present, and future of Image Comics. Join Ed Brubaker (Fatale), Joe Casey (Butcher Baker, Officer Downe, Haunt), Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet), Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah), Emi Lenox (Emitown), Nathan Edmondson (Who Is Jake Ellis?, The Activity, Dancer), and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) to experience this lively conversation and be among the first to hear some big announcements! Saturday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

    Top Cow’s REBIRTH: The Beginning
    Join Top Cow Publisher Filip Sablik as he leads an informative and lively discussion about the 20th Anniversary of Top Cow and the REBIRTH of the Top Cow Universe in 2012 with creators including Marc Silvestri and Jeremy Haun. Be the first to hear exciting new announcements, get added insight into the state of the Top Cow Universe, and get your questions answered! Saturday, 1pm, Room 4C1-2

    Talkin’ Dead with Jon Bernthal & Laurie Holden
    A “lively” discussion with The Walking Dead stars Jon Bernthal and Laurie Holden. Join them as they talk about the show’s record breaking viewing numbers, what it’s like to film in an apocalyptic, zombie filled world and what the future holds for Shane and Andrea. Hosted by David Boze (KTTH 770 AM). Saturday, 1 pm., Room 4A

    Take to the Sky: Skybound and the Next Generation of Independence
    Things continue to look up for Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The premiere original Witch Doctor has sold out nationwide, the all-ages hit Super Dinosaur  continues to soar, and And Kirkman’s first-ever writers’-room-driven crime drama, Thief of Thieves, is a critical success… what’s next? Join Robert Kirkman as he discusses the future of the imprint with his stable of creators, including the creative teams behind Witch Doctor, Thief of Thieves, and more! Expect only AWESOMENESS. Sunday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4

    SIGNINGS

    At the Image Booth – #310

    Friday
    2:00-3:00
    Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy)

    3:00-4:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    4:00-5:00
    Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

    5:00-6:00
    Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

    6:00-7:00
    Landry Walker (Danger Club)

    7:00-8:00
    Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

    Saturday
    10:00-11:00
    Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

    11:00-12:00
    Gerry Duggan & Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon)

    12:00-1:00
    Landry Walker (Danger Club)

    1:00-2:00
    Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads (The Activity)

    2:00-3:00
    Kurtis Wiebe & Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Debris)

    3:00-4:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

    4:00-5:00
    Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

    5:00-6:00
    John Layman (Chew)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    6:00-7:00
    Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    Sunday
    10:00-11:00
    Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther)

    11:00-12:00
    Jean-Paul Bonjour, Robert Love & Dana Shukarsi (Alpha Girl)

    12:00-1:00
    Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma (Morning Glories)

    1:00-2:00
    Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)

    1:00-2:00
    Lisa Wood (Thought Bubble Anthology)

    2:00-3:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade, Bloodstrike)

    3:00-4:00
    John Layman (Chew)

    4:00-5:00
    Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics)

    At the Skybound Booth – #310

    Friday
    4:00-5:00
    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    Saturday
    5:00-7:00
    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    Sunday
    3:00-4:00
    Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    At the Top Cow Booth – #414

    Friday
    1:00-2:00
    Dennis Calero (Netherworld, City of Refuge)

    5:00-6:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    6:00-7:00
    Marc Silvestri (Witchblade, The Darkness)

    All Day
    Phil Hester (The Darkness)
    Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
    Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

    Saturday
    11:00-12:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    3:00-5:00
    Marc Silvestri, Phil Hester & Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

    All Day
    Phil Hester (The Darkness)
    Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)
    Matt Hawkins (Think Tank)

    Sunday
    12:00-1:00
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Witchblade)
    This is a ticketed signing, limited to one ticket per person. Tickets will be available at Image Booth #310 the day of the signing.

    1:00-2:00
    Jeremy Haun (The Darkness)

    All Day
    Phil Hester (The Darkness)
    Filip Sablik (Last Mortal)

    Special Guests of ECCC
    Mike Allred (Madman) – C-08
    Ed Brubaker (Fatale) – M-05
    Chris Burnham (Hack/Slash) – F-18
    Greg Capullo (Spawn) – N-06
    Joe Casey (Butcher Baker) – K-02
    Keu Cha (The Darkness, The Magdalena, Witchblade) – B-02
    Marian Churchland (Elephantmen) – C-05
    Camilla d’Errico (Sky Pirates of Neo Terra) – A-01/02
    Gerry Duggan (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
    Nathan Edmondson (The Activity, Dancer) – C-09
    Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) – C-07
    Jay Faerber (Near Death) – 310
    Mitch Gerads (The Activity) – F-17
    Chris Giarrusso (G-Man) – C-04
    Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar) – O-04
    Brandon Graham (King City, Prophet) – C-05
    Brian Haberlin (Witchblade) – K-06
    Tony Harris (War Heroes, Chin Music) – 310
    Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Darkness) – 414
    Phil Hester (The Darkness) – 414
    Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) – 402
    Jason Howard (Super Dinosaur) – I-12
    Joe Keatinge (Hell Yeah, Glory) – C-06
    Robert Kirkman (Image Partner – The Walking Dead, Invincible, Thief of Thieves) – 310
    Erik Larsen (Image Partner – Savage Dragon) – C-03
    Emi Lenox (EmiTown) – C-06
    Steve Lieber (Underground) – M-03
    Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) – P-01
    Steve Niles (Crime and Terror, Chin Music) – G-01
    Justin Norman (Elephantmen) – C-05
    Phil Noto (The Infinite Horizon) – P-03
    Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears) – 222
    Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar) – O-03
    Ryan Ottley (Invincible) – I-12
    Jeff Parker (Underground) – F-21
    Riley Rossmo (Green Wake, Rebel Blood) – C-07
    Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Bloodstrike) – 310/414
    Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) – C-09
    Marc Silvestri (Image Partner – Witchblade, The Darkness) – 414
    Charles Soule (Twenty-Seven) – C-10
    Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Infinite Vacation) – 310
    David Hahn (All Nighter) – 222
    Ben Templesmith (Pigs) – D-15
    Jim Valentino (Image Partner – Shadowhawk) – 310
    Matt Wagner (Mage) – H-05
    Shane White (Hack/Slash) – F-08
    Kurtis Wiebe (Green Wake, Peter Panzerfaust) – C-10
    Joshua Williamson (Xenoholics) – 802
    Brian Wood (Mara) – K-01
    Jim Zub (Skullkickers) – C11

    CA – Elephantmen Day

    January 19, 2012 by  
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    Richard Starkings signs at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery on January 25, 2012 from 12pm until 7pm.

    Press Release:

    Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, is proud to announce that the on January 25th, starting at 12pm and lasting until 7pm on Wednesday, they are celebrating Richard Starkings / Elephantmen Day, at the Canoga Park store location.

    “Richard Starkings is a comic book industry legend and one of our stores’ biggest supporters.  We have had several events with Mr. Starkings in the past, and he makes dozens of new fans of his work every time, by being 100% engaging and charming with every single person,” said Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise, adding:  “His enthusiasm for his own product, and for the industry as a whole is unparalleled. Richard is the ultimate creator of comics, someone who all the new creators should be looking up to.”

    Richard Starkings and Collector’s Paradise will have FREE Copies of Elephantmen comics for anyone who has not tried the book yet, which Richard will sign, as well as a complete selection of ALL Elephantmen Graphic Novels (both hardcover and softcover editions), including the Brand New Elephantmen Vol. 0, Armed Forces, which reprints some of the earliest Elephantmen adventures, in color for the first time.

    Collector’s Paradise Canoga Park is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, at Sherman Way in Canoga Park.

    For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, managing partner of Collector’s Paradise @ 818-999-9455 (business) or by email, at store@comicsandcards.net

    Richard Starkings is a British font designer and comic book letterer, editor and writer. He was one of the early pioneers of computer based comic book lettering and as a result is one of the most prolific creators in the comic book industry.  In 1992 Starkings founded Comicraft, a studio which employs letterers and designers and provides “Unique Design and Fine Lettering” services for comic books from many different publishers. In 2006 Image Comics launched an ongoing series, Elephantmen, created and written by Starkings and illustrated by many fantastic artists, including Justin Norman, Boo Cook, Tom Scioli, Henry Flint, Chris Bachalo and Chris Burnham.

    Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery has been a mainstay in the Southern California Comic Book scene since 1994. In recent years, the store has focused on offering their customers an exceptional experience that goes beyond collecting comic books, from creator appearances, to  proprietary online subscription manager software, and an Art Gallery. The store recently opened its second branch, on the corner of Arroyo Parkway and Del Mar in Old Town Pasadena. The store’s future plans include many new and very different ways to experience the comic book culture.

    CA – Image Comics Signing

    December 23, 2011 by  
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    Several Image Comics creators including Richard Starkings, Gerry Duggan, Andy Suriano, Blair Butler, and Chris & Shane Houghton sign on Saturday January 21, 2012 at 1pm!

    Emerald Knights Comics and Games
    4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

    CA – Creator Spotlight Day

    December 9, 2011 by  
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    Georges Jeanty, Christos Gage, Richard Starkings, Tony Fleecs, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Daniel Corey sign at Pulp Fiction on Saturday December 10th from 1pm-4pm.

    Pulp Fiction
    1742 Clark Ave Long Beach, CA 90815

    WonderCon 2012 Guest List Adds Jim Lee, Mark Waid, Art Adams, Etc.

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    Press Release:

    WonderCon Guest List Continues to Grow

    Southern California comics convention attracts wide array of talented guests

    Anaheim, CA – WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International’s (CCI) family of nonprofit comics conventions, today announced another talented group of special guests, adding to its already impressive line-up. The newly announced guests include award-winning writers and artists from the world of comics as well as screenwriters and novelists. Fan favorite and DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee appears on the list of additions, as well as award-winning comics scribes Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Irredeemable, Daredevil) and Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans, Tomb of Dracula).

    Attracting 49,000 people in 2011, WonderCon has been an annual event in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. Because of renovations at its usual venue, WonderCon will relocate to Southern California for 2012. The three-day celebration of comics and popular art forms will be held in the spacious Anaheim Convention Center March 16-18, 2012, allowing many Southern California fans who might otherwise not make the trip to San Francisco to experience the wildly popular show.

    Among the other recently added special guests are Arthur Adams (artist, Monkeyman and O’Brian, Ultimate Comics: X), Ernest Cline (author/screenwriter, Fanboys, Ready Player One), Joe Hill (author, Locke and Key, Heart-Shaped Box), Richard Kadrey (author, Sandman Slim, Kill the Dead), and Richard Starkings (writer/letterer/designer, Elephantmen). For a complete list of special guests and bios, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_guests.php.

    Because WonderCon is produced by the same organization that hold the annual Comic-Con in San Diego and because of its similar format—sprawling exhibit floor, numerous educational panels, exciting Hollywood appearances, and an extraordinary slate of special guests—some fans are calling the new version of WonderCon “Anaheim Comic-Con.”

    “We are hoping Southern California fans will embrace WonderCon for 2012,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for parent company Comic-Con International. “And by all indications that may be the case, as online registration opened only a few days ago to an unprecedented start!” Badges for the popular convention went on sale last week and are available for purchase at http://www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_reg.shtml.

    About WonderCon:

    WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to WonderCon in Anaheim this spring, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) each fall. On the web: WonderCon.orgFacebook.com/comiccon,Twitter.com/wondercon

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