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  • CA – An Evening with Brad Meltzer

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    Author Brad Meltzer appears with writer Brian K. Vaughan to discuss the writing life and his new novel, The President’s Shadow, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 on 8:00 PM!

    Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Lies, and The Fifth Assassin. His newest novel is The President’s Shadow.

    In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart, I Am Abraham Lincoln, I Am Albert Einstein, and I Am Rosa Parks) and even comic books (Justice League of America, Green Arrow, Identity Crisis), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.

    He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2 and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.

    His other non-fiction books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, are collections of heroes – from Jim Henson to Sally Ride — that he’s been working on since the day his kids were born. His most recent work of nonfiction is History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time.

    He’s also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby.

    Presented by Live Talks LA.

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    Anne and Jerry Moss Theatre
    Herb Alpert Educational Village
    New Roads School
    3131 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

    IN – Saga Signing

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    Superstar writer Brian K. Vaughan, co-creator of Saga, Ex Machina, Runaways, and Y: The Last Man, appears at Aw Yeah Comics for a signing on Saturday April 11, 2015 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM! In addition to his work in comics Vaughan has written for television programs including Lost and Under the Dome.

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    Aw Yeah Comics
    111 E. Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305
    765-282-5297

    NYC – Saga Signing

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    Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, December 18th at 6:30 PM for a signing of Saga Vol 4 TP and Saga Deluxe Vol 1 HC. 

    At long last, a deluxe hardcover of the Eisner and Hugo Award-winning SAGA is finally here! Collecting the first 18 issues of the smash-hit series, this massive edition features a striking new cover, as well as special extras, including never-before-seen sketches, script pages, and a roundtable discussion with the creators about how SAGA is really made. Altogether, this hardcover contains over 500 pages for less than fifty bucks!

    -In-store purchase of either Saga Vol 4 TP or Saga Deluxe Vol 1 HC required to attend event. You will receive a proof of purchase ticket that will admit one to the signing.

    -Note, purchase ticket will not guarantee a signed item, but will work as a claim ticket showing proof of purchase. You will receive a separate ticket once you are in line at the event. 

    -Limit of two items signed per person.

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

    SF – Saga Signing

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    Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y the Last Man, Ex Machina) appears at Comix Experience on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 3:00-8:00 pm to celebrate the release of the first SAGA hardcover collection! There will be a THREE ITEM LIMIT on items signed.

    While all are welcome, priority line access will be given to those who purchase a hardcover from Comix Experience or Comix Experience Outpost. See link for details; or call 415-863-9258 or email brian@comixexperience.com with any questions.

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    Comix Experience
    305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
    (415) 863-9258

    Image Comics Schedule & Exclusives at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Image Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, October 9 through Sunday, October 12 at the Image Comics booth (#1544).

    *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the convention floor opens. Tickets will be available for attendee badges only.  There will be a maximum of 5 items per person allowed for ticketed signings. 

    Grading services will not be permitted during any Image Comics signings. Only non-CGC graded books will be permitted during all Skybound signings. All CGC graded books must be taken to the CGC booth.

    THURSDAY, 10/9
    1-1:45 PM: Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm
    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov

    3-3:45 PM: Kyle Higgins
    3-3:45 PM: Steve Orlando

    4-4:45 PM: Daniel Corey
    4-4:45 PM: Joshua Williamson

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    5-5:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5:30-6:30 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    FRIDAY, 10/10
    10:30-11 AM: Abhishek Singh

    11-11:45 AM: Kyle Higgins
    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Robert Kirkman (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    12-12:45 PM: Michael Moreci
    12-12:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan *TICKETED*

    12:30-1:30 PM: Thrilling Adventure Hour group signing, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Craig Cackowski, Hal Lublin & Autumn Reeser *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Matt Hawkins
    1-1:45 PM: Joe Harris

    2-2:45 PM: Antony Johnston
    2-3:30 PM: Todd McFarlane/New Spawn Creative Team *TICKETED*
    2-3 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    4-4:45 PM: Nick Pitarra
    4-5 PM: Stefano Gaudiano (SKYBOUND)

    5-5:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*
    5-5:45 PM: Jason Latour

    6-6:45 PM: Roc Upchurch
    6-6:45 PM: Michael Moreci

    SATURDAY, 10/11
    10-10:45 AM: Megan Levens
    10-10:45 AM: Sina Grace

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction & Howard Chaykin *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Jason Latour
    11-12 PM: Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) 

    12-12:45 PM: Joshua Williamson
    12-12:45 PM: Frank Quitely *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Brian K. Vaughan
    1-1:45 PM: Brandon Montclare & Amy Reeder

    2-2:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*
    2-2:45 PM: Jim Zub
    2-3 PM: Khary Randolph (SKYBOUND)

    3-3:45 PM: Bob Fingerman
    3-3:45 PM: Otis Frampton

    3:30-4:30 PM: Joshua Williamson & Andrei Bressan (SKYBOUND)

    4-4:45 PM: Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine De Landro *TICKETED*
    4-4:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*

    5-5:45 PM: Wes Craig
    5-5:45 PM: Gus Storms & Stuart Moore

    SUNDAY, 10/12
    10-10:45 AM: Ken Kristensen
    10-10:45 AM: Ales Kot

    11-11:45 AM: Matt Fraction *TICKETED*
    11-11:45 AM: Kelly Sue DeConnick *TICKETED*
    11-12 PM: Shawn Martinbrough (SKYBOUND)

    12-12:45 PM: Frank J. Barbiere & Chris Mooneyham
    12-12:45 PM: Nick Dragotta *TICKETED*

    1-1:45 PM: Scott Snyder *TICKETED*
    1-1:45 PM: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie & Matthew Wilson *TICKETED*

    2-2:45 PM: Josh Fialkov
    2-2:45 PM: Tim Seeley

    2:30-3:30 PM: Robert Kirkman & Paul Azaceta (SKYBOUND) *TICKETED*

    3-3:45 PM: Adam McGovern
    3-3:45 PM: Ed Brisson

     

    PANELS

    Image Comics is pleased to announce a number of thrilling panels at New York Comic Con in October. The panels will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 at 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m., and on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Come join us as bestselling and award-winning writers and artists talk about their influences, creative processes, forthcoming work, and everything you’ve always wanted to know about the best creator-owned comics the industry has to offer. We hope to see you there!

    Thursday, 4 – 5PM
    Location: Empire Stage 1-E
    SKYBOUND’S THE WALKING DEAD

    Dive into the world of the Eisner award-winning graphic novel THE WALKING DEAD with creator Robert Kirkman and Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz. Panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross.

    Thursday, 5 – 5:45PM
    Location: 1A21
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMMERSIVE

    Comics can contain entire universes between their covers, and panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY), Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Brandon Montclare (ROCKET GIRL), Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L.), Tim Seeley (REVIVAL), and Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… SPARKS NEVADA: MARSHAL ON MARS, THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR PRESENTS… BEYOND BELIEF) excel at creating worlds that you can simply fall into from page one. Anything goes in comics, and now’s your chance to pick the brains of some of the most creative minds around.

    Friday, 12:15 – 1PM
    Location: 1A14
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INFINITE

    Comics are much bigger than superheroes. Kieron Gillen (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE), Antony Johnston (THE FUSE), Megan Levens (MADAME FRANKENSTEIN), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), Scott Snyder (WYTCHES), and Joshua Williamson (NAILBITER) create comics that range from sci-fi/crime to historical romance to horror and far, far beyond. Whether you’re here to broaden your horizons or check out a new work by your favorite author, these creators demonstrate the potential of comics.

    Saturday, 1:15PM – 2:00PM
    Location: 1A05
    MORNING GLORIES STUDY HALL LIVE!

    From the hit annotation column on Multiversity Comics, MGA Study Hall Live returns to NYCC! Continuing from last year’s panel, join creators Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma once again as they discuss their hit Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling Image Comics series MORNING GLORIES with MGA Study Hall host Matthew Meylikhov, including another in-depth fan favorite live Q&A segment. Questions will be asked, answers will be avoided and all will be well—for a better future.

    Saturday, 2:15 – 3PM
    Location: 1A06
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR IMPACT

    No matter how weird of an idea you may have, if you can hook someone, they’ll be a reader for life. Wes Craig (DEADLY CLASS), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS), Steve Orlando (UNDERTOW), James Robinson (THE SAVIORS), Roc Upchurch (RAT QUEENS), Frank Quitely (JUPITER’S LEGACY), and Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA) take strange ideas and turn them into intensely relatable and entertaining comics. Now, they’re going to share their secrets and talk about how fun it is to make the unreal real.

    Sunday, 12:15 – 12:45 PM
    Location: 1A14
    THE WALKING DEAD: THE INSIDE SCOOP ON TELLTALE’S VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE

    For two seasons, fans have delighted in the horrible choices surrounding a girl named Clementine. Join IGN’s Greg Miller as he sits down with the people who make this game to talk about where Clem’s been and where she’s going in a walker-infested world.

    Sunday, 1 – 1:45 PM
    Location: 1A10
    ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND COMICS

    Join Skybound’s Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OUTCAST) and other Skybound writers and artists including Paul Azaceta (OUTCAST) Joshua Williamson (BIRTHRIGHT, GHOSTED), and Andrei Bressan (BIRTHRIGHT) as they discuss not only their own works, but the ever-changing landscape of the modern comic book industry. Panel will be moderated by Skybound Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz.

    Sunday, 2 – 2:45PM
    Location: 1A10
    IMAGE COMICS: I IS FOR INVENTIVE

    All-ages comics are crucial to the longevity of the comics industry, and can be an incredible tool in entertaining and education children. Bring your family and come listen to panelists Nick Dragotta (HOWTOONS), Otis Frampton (ODDLY NORMAL), Chris Giarrusso (G-MAN), Sina Grace (PENNY DORA), and Fred Van Lente (HOWTOONS) speak on creating kids’ comics and the importance of libraries in spreading awareness.

     

    EXCLUSIVES

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    A limited number of exclusives to be available at New York Comic Con

    Image Comics is pleased to announce that a limited number of exclusive releases will be available to purchase over the course of New York Comic Con, Thursday, Oct.9 – Friday, Oct. 12.

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC ISSUES:
    – ROCHE LIMIT #1, Michael Moreci & Vic Malhotra, $10 (Artist Alley table #W15)
    – BIRTHRIGHT #1, Joshua Williamson, Andrei Bressan, and Adriano Lucas, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    – SPREAD #1, Justin Jordan & Kyle Strahm, cover by Tradd Moore & Felipe Sobreiro (the Luther Strode art team), $20 (Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5), (limited to 250 copies)
    – WYTCHES #1, Scott Snyder & Jock, $10 (Image Comics booth #1544)
    – PUNKS: THE COMIC #1, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain, $10 (Dimension X booth #1774)
    – EGOs #4.5 minicomic, Stuart Moore & Gus Storms, $1 (Artists Alley table #B3)  

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC HARDCOVERS: 
    – C.O.W.L., VOL. 1, Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, & Rod Reis, $35 (Image Comics booth #1544)

    EXCLUSIVE NYCC PRINTS:
    – NYCC SPREAD #1 cover, $10 (limited to 75 copies, available at Artist Alley tables #R4 & R5)

    For more announcements and updates on Image Comics’ presence at New York Comic Con, visit us at imagecomics.com. We hope to see you in New York, and make sure to stop by the Image Comics booth (#1544)!

    Hero Initiative at NYCC 2014

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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is heading to New York Comic Con at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th St. on October 9-12.

    Legendary writer and editor Denny O’Neil will be at the con on FRIDAY only and will be doing his ONLY signing appearance at the Hero booth from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This the ONLY place you can get Denny’s signature, so don’t miss out. Get to booth number N104-106 EARLY!

    Hero is honored to be part of the Image Comics/Multiversity Comics NYCC party as well! Fans 21 and older are invited to show up at Stitch at 247 W. 37th St (at 8th Ave.) and hang out and have a cocktail with Scott Snyder, Brian K. Vaughan, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Tim Seeley and MANY more top creators! The $10 cover at the door benefits Hero. BE THERE with your photo ID, please!

    And Hero’s Uncanny X-Men Project 100 is at the con! Pick up your copy at the Hero Initiative booth and get it signed by artists at the con including Rafael Albuquerque, David Bullock, Jim Calafiore, Victor Castro, Mike Choi, Mark dos Santos, Tony Fleecs, Derek Fridolfs, Agnes Garbowska, Chris Giarrusso, Gabriel Hardman, Phil Jimenez, Bob Larkin, Pamela Lovas, David Mack, Mike McKone, Al Milgrom, Todd Nauck, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, Tom Raney, Alex Saviuk, Valerio Schiti, Tim Seeley, and Bill Sienkiewicz! Copies are available in hardcover at $25 and softcover at $13 while supplies last.

    Check out our Hero Initiative ambassadors all over the con floor who will be collection donations for our worthy cause! Jay Anacleto, Reilly Brown, Jim Calafiore, Amanda Conner, Scott Kolins, Mike McKone, Bob McLeod,Carlo Pagulayan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Norm Rapmund, Valerio Schiti, Steven Segovia, Gail Simone, Alex Sinclair, Joe Staton, Arthur Suydam, Phillip Tan, Fred van Lente, Jim Zub, and Chrissie Zullo will be flying the Hero flag. Stop by their booths and do the right thing!

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    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 $700,000 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.

    AB – Alpha Comics 3rd Anniversary Signing

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    Fiona Staples (Saga) and Riley Rossmo (Drumhellar) appear on Saturday, August 2nd from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm to celebrate Alpha Comics’ third year of business.

    Alpha Comics 
    Lynnwood Shopping Centre #9
    7005 18th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1, Canada

    2014 MoCCA Arts Festival Schedule Announced

    staples-moccaPress Release:

    The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a robust and distinguished programming schedule for the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival, taking place April 5-6 at the 69th Regiment Armory and featuring more than 50 artists, designers, critics and scholars. Highlights of the program will include individual Q+A sessions with honored guests Robert Williams and Fiona Staples, honored guests Howard Cruse and Alison Bechdel in conversation, Art Spiegelman and Joost Swarte in conversation, a presentation by Drew Friedman, and a discussion about comics and design with Chip Kidd and Françoise Mouly.

    In a special site-appropriate presentation, scholar Tad Suiter will trace the participation of cartoonists in the 1913 Armory Show that established Modernism in America at the very site of the MoCCA Arts Festival just over a century ago.

    Performative reading of comics for children and a panel on comics and education will address the growing significance of children’s comics. International participants in this year’s programming include Marion Fayolle (France), Brecht Vandenbroucke (Belgium), Frederic Coché (Belgium), Nimrod Reshef (Israel), Ville Ranta (Finland) and more. North American artists including Sam Alden, Mike Dawson, Michael DeForge, Edie Fake, Drew Friedman, Sabrina Jones, Peter Kuper, Sophie Yanow, and many more will all discuss their work.

    Admission to all programming events is included with MoCCA Arts Festival admission. To manage anticipated demand, first priority seating for the Bechdel/Cruse and Spiegelman/Swarte events will be given to registrants who have reserved free tickets for these events via the Society of Illustrators’ website, with any remaining seating to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for these two events can be reserved at the Society of Illustrators website.

    This year’s programming schedule was curated and organized by MoCCA Arts Festival Programming Director Bill Kartalopoulos. The full programming schedule can be accessed online here.

    The 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival will be held on the weekend of April 5 – 6, 2014 at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan, running from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Tickets for the Festival will be available to purchase at the door for a flat fee of $5 per day.

    About the Society of Illustrators

    The Society of Illustrators, founded in 1901, is the oldest nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the art and appreciation of illustration in America. Prominent Society members have been Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth and Norman Rockwell, among others. The Museum of American Illustration was established by the Society in 1981 and is located in the Society’s vintage 1875 carriage house building in mid-town Manhattan.  In 2012 the Society acquired the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. It’s mission is to promote the understanding and appreciation of comic and cartoon art along with the artistic, cultural, and historical impact of what is the world’s most popular art form. The MoCCA Arts Festival, begun in 2002 and continued by the Society, features a selection of independent comic and cartoon artists and includes programming, gallery space, and an Exhibition Hall.  The Society is open to the public Tuesday, 10 am-8 pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm; and Saturday, 12-4pm.  To learn more about visiting the Museum, Admission and the Society go to www.societyillustrators.org. 

    AB – Saga Vol. 3 Signing

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    Artist Fiona Staples appears at Happy Harbor Comics on Saturday, March 22nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will be doing a limited number of sketches (first come, first served). Join us as one of the comics’ industry’s biggest stars returns to the Harbor to sign copies of the latest collection of her ongoing series, SAGA!

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    Happy Harbor Comics
    12226 Jasper Ave Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5J 3K1
    Phone Number: 780-452-8211

    NYC – Saga Signing

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    Welcome SAGA artist Fiona Staples at Midtown Comics Downtown on Friday, April 4th at 6:30 pm for a special signing presented by the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival.

    The MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 will be held April 5th & 6th in Manhattan at: The 69th Regiment Armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue between E. 25th & E. 26th Street

    Admission to the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival is $5 per day. Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted.

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

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