Midtown Comics Signings & Exclusives at NYCC 2012

Press Release:

Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce a series of high-profile exclusive items and creator signings and events at the largest pop-culture event on the east coast: New York Comic-Con! Join the staff of Midtown Comics for the party of the year!

Uncanny Avengers #1: Midtown-exclusive cover from Marvel Comics, by J. Scott Campbell:
Dive headfirst into Marvel NOW! and witness the blockbuster debut of an all-new Avengers team featuring members from all across the Marvel Universe…a team uniting Avenger and X-Man alike!  It all happens in Uncanny Avengers #1, by the superstar dream team of Rick Remender and John Cassaday and Midtown Comics presents an exclusive cover by J. Scott Campbell, available at NYCC and in-store. 

Visit Midtown Comics’ booth #1638 at NYCC and catch up with all of the exclusive items, creator signings and more. Coupons will be given out for big discounts valid at Midtown Comics NYC stores and online.

Midtown exclusive items:
Along with our exclusive Uncanny Avengers #1 variant cover by J. Scott Campbell, we’ll be offering two exclusive covers for Walking Dead: The Official Magazine #1 from Titan Magazines, exclusive Black PantherScarlet Spider, andAvengers tees, a brand-new Avengers vs. X-Men ® 9FIFTY SNAPBACK cap from New Era, the limited edition Khem figure from Captain Action, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden’s new book Father Gaetano’s Puppet Catechism, a Jim Steranko & Stanley Artgerm Lau variant cover for Heavy Metal magazine #3and Brian Haberlin’s new hardcover graphic novel Anomaly.

 

Midtown Comics Booth Signings:

FRIDAY

2:00-4:00

Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, Runaways)

and Fiona Staples  (Saga, Mystery Society, Northlanders, Jonah Hex)

 

SATURDAY

12:30-1:30

Matt Wagner (Sandman Mystery Theatre, Grendel, Mage, Madame Xanadu)

 

3:00-4:00

Mike Mignola (Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Baltimore, Amazing Screw-On Head)

and Christopher Golden (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Baltimore, Joe Golem)

 

5:00-6:00

Scott Snyder (Batman, Swamp Thing, American Vampire)

 

SUNDAY

12:00-1:00

Andy Diggle (Doctor Who, The Losers, Daredevil, Thunderbolts, Swamp Thing)

 

Madame Tussauds New York presents: THOR!

A life-sized wax figure of THOR as portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth from Madame Tussauds New York will be at our booth from Friday-Sunday for free photo ops with fans.  Unveiled for the first time in April, THOR is part of Madame Tussauds New York’s new interactive Marvel experience which also features wax likenesses of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, a 15-foot-tall Hulk as well as an exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience – a new, short film with thrilling special effects.  Madame Tussauds New York is located at 234 W. 42nd Street, between Seventh & Eighth Avenues.  For more information visit www.nycwax.com or call (866) 841-3505 

All NYCC Midtown exclusives and event info can be found on our blog: www.blog.midtowncomics.com 

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown and a mini-boutique in the historic FAO Schwarz toy store on Fifth Ave., in NYC.  Follow us on Facebook,TwitterTumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:  http://www.midtowncomics.com

OR – Grendel 30th Anniversary Signing

Matt Wagner signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Press Release:

Matt Wagner’s masterpiece celebrates its thirtieth anniversary with the first-ever comprehensive collection of the complete Grendel saga! Grendel Omnibus Vol. 1: Hunter Rose is the first of four volumes presenting the entire series and following the chronology of the stories. This August, Floating World is proud to host an art exhibit and book release signing with Portland artist, Matt Wagner.

Volume 1 reprints Grendel: Devil by the Deed; the short story collections Grendel: Black, White & Red and Grendel: Red, White & Black, featuring a host of legendary guest artists; and the epic Grendel: Behold the Devil. This edition introduces millionaire Hunter Rose and his alter ego, the criminal mastermind Grendel!

Bio info:

Matt Wagner has enjoyed a career in comics for almost thirty years. Born and educated in Pennsylvania, his first published work was a short story that would introduce one of comicdom’s most respected creator-owned characters–the mastermind assassin, GRENDEL. Best known for this epic, Eisner Award-winning creation and his other, more personal, allegory, MAGE, Matt has also worked on a variety of established characters. These include his ground-breaking work on the character of Batman villain, Two-Face, in the graphic novel, FACES, a five-year stint authoring the fan-favorite Vertigo title, SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, as well as the DR. MID-NITE mini-series for DC Comics and serving as the regular cover artist on the Kevin Smith-penned relaunch of GREEN ARROW.

Known for his character-driven stories and his obvious love of world history and mythologies, Matt has also enjoyed the distinction of being one of the only writer/artists allowed to team his own creation with one of DC’s flagship characters in two successive BATMAN/GRENDEL cross-overs.

In the past few years, Matt has also written and drawn several high profile projects for DC; a highly successful, three-issue, prestige series starring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman; titled TRINITY and a well received, year-long, project which comprised two mini-series that chronicled some of the earliest aspects of Batman’s career, collectively titled DARK MOON RISING.

His latest efforts have focused mainly on writing; MADAME XANADU for Vertigo and the all-new re-launch of the ZORRO franchise for Dynamite Entertainmen, both of which earned him an Eisner Award nomination as Best Writer in 2009. He also penned the origin arc for Dynamite’s GREEN HORNET; YEAR ONE.

He is currently developing and writing an original epic storyline, THE TOWER CHRONICLES for the newly formed Legendary Comics, a division of Hollywood powerhouse, Legendary Pictures.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

TO – Guy Davis Exhibition

February 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Canada, Comic Books, Horror, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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Of Mystery and the Macabre: The Guy Davis Exhibition
2009 Eisner award winning artist makes rare Toronto appearance
 
artoriginals presents master of the macabre and B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis, who will be making a special Toronto appearance at the Gladstone Hotel on Saturday, February 27 for an interactive workshop and exhibition followed by an appearance at  Toronto ComiCON as a featured guest on Sunday, February 28.
 
Davis, recipient of the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Artist, is best known as the penciler and inker on Mike Mignola’s long running series B.P.R.D., chronicling the supernatural tales of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Mignola, best known as the creator of Hellboy (who was a former member of the B.P.R.D. team), is also the series writer. The Hellboy property has spawned two feature films and several animated versions. Fans and many industry insiders believe that B.P.R.D. is likely to be the next Mignola property that will be adapted for the big screen.
 
Selected works spanning Davis’ career, including Sandman Mystery Theatre, B.P.R.D. and The Marquis, will be featured in the exhibition along with an interactive and insightful workshop for registered patrons.
 
Schedule of events
               
Saturday, February 27
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
 
Constructive Storytelling: The 180 Minute Master Class, 1 – 4 pm: Master artist Guy Davis is set to provide patrons with the key components of his vast storytelling bible. The lecture, demonstration and Q&A elements are a unique opportunity to get inside the head of one of the industry’s most renowned visionaries.
$105 per person – limited spots available (15 participants). Email info@artoriginals.ca to register.
 
Of Mystery and the Macabre, 7:30 – 11:30 pm: featuring selected works from Davis’ award-winning projects including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. and The Marquis. A brief question and answer period hosted by Mark Askwith of SPACE will precede the exhibit.
Free admission
               
Sunday, February 28
Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
 
Toronto ComiCON, 11 am – 5 pm: Guy Davis will be a featured guest at Toronto ComiCON.
 
Please direct all inquiries to:
 
Sean Menard
Director, Marketing and Publicity
artoriginals
647.328.1656
info@artoriginals.ca           
www.artoriginals.ca
 
About artoriginals
 
artoriginals offers comic book and illustration enthusiasts a unique opportunity to interact in an intimate setting with their favorite creators over a weekend in Canada’s largest city. Contemporary cartoonists and illustrators will take part in workshops, exhibitions, lectures and artists’ talks revolving around themes central to their work. 
 
All activities for artoriginals will be held at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto, a favourite with the local arts scene. Voted one of the top 10 Art Hotels in the world by Lux Magazine, the Gladstone has been in operation since 1889 and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto.
 
For more information, see www.artoriginals.ca