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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DC – Black History in Its Own Words Signing

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Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, Prophet) appears at Fantom Comics on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present the hardcover edition of the “Black History in Its Own Words” series! He will speak on a Q&A moderated by Julian Lytle with a signing to follow.

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

NYC – Prince of Cats Signing

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Ronald Wimberly appears at Kinokuniya on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 6:30 PM to sign the new deluxe edition of Prince of Cats from Image Comics! As a bonus to his fans, Ronald Wimberly & The 8 App will giveaway to two lucky winners of the cosplay contest a signed copy of the Artist Edition!

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

NYC – Prince of Cats Signing

Artist/illustrator Ronald Wimberly (Sentences: The Life of MF GrimmBlack DynamiteSomething Wicked This Way Comes) signs copies of his work at Forbidden Planet NYC from 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 14th  in celebration of his new graphic novel, Prince of Cats, a retro-futurist hip-hop retelling of Romeo and Juliet from the perspective of Tybalt. Drop by and check it out!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

NYC – Jim Hanley’s Universe Events

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Jim Hanley’s Universe hosts two huge events next Wednesday, October 10, 2012!

Press Release:

Signing at our Manhattan Location on October 10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm are a half dozen of the coolest creators in comics right now, including the the team behind DC’s Nightwing, writer Kyle Higgins, artist Eddy Barrows, and colorist Rod Reis; PLUS special guests Amy Reeder (Batwoman, the new Halloween Eve from Image), Trevor McCarthy (Batman: Gates of Gotham), and Brandon Montclare (Halloween Eve).

Then at 7:00pm, Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City is proud to present the Pop Music In Comics Panel Discussion and Signing at the JHU Underground in Manhattan, Wednesday, October 10!

Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate this exclusive panel discussion featuring some of the hottest creators in comics today, discussing their work and the intersection of comics and popular music. Joining us for this lively and unique panel:

Elizabeth Keenan (ethnomusicologist, pop culture writer and instructor at Fordham University)
Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, and the upcoming Iron Man)
David Gallaher (High Moon, Box 13, The Only Living Boy)
Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy, Not My Bag)
Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, IDW’s KISS)
Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star and The Space Junkies)
Charles Soule (27, Strange Attractors)
Avi Spivak (Human Being Lawnmower, Kicksville Confidential)
Ronald Wimberly (Prince Of Cats, Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm)

The event will feature complimentary refreshments from Tompkins Square Bagels, Angry Orchard Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Southampton Brewery. Free food and drink, talking about comics and music, and meeting a ton of great creators – this is pretty awesome. RSVP on Facebook!

Some come on over to JHU Underground at our Manhattan store in the heart of the City for this amazing panel and signing event, Wednesday, October 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! Exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City, For 27 Years and Counting Where Fans and Creators Meet!

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001