CA – Deadpool-ooza 2013

September 9, 2013 by  
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Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish sign at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday September 25th from 6-9pm for the annual Hero Initiative membership drive! Get a free Deadpool sketch when you present your Ralph’s club card or sign up for one at the event!

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Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

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Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm!

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

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

CA – Deadpool Signing

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Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Scott Koblish sign at The Comic Bug from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Wednesday April 3rd.

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

Hero Initiative at Phoenix Comic Con 2012

May 22, 2012 by  
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Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.

Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!

In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.

And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!

And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez

Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez

Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker

Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna

Hero Initiative Schedule for WonderCon 2012

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, attends WonderCon on March 16-18, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention center located at 800 West Katella in Anaheim, California. Joining us will be Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner. Joe will be at the Hero Initiative booth, #204, all weekend.

Joe will have books and original art on hand and will be doing sketches, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! “Hero is a fantastic organization that does so much good for the comics community that I feel honored to be able to help out in any way I can,” said Linsner. “The heroic folks at Hero really live up to their name. All they need are capes—they already have super-powers.”

Marv Wolfman, Christian Gossett, Mark Waid, Mike McKone, and Scott Koblish will also be stopping by for signings and sketches throughout the weekend. Check details below:

Additional schedule:

Friday, March 16 (con hours 12-7)

3:00-4:00: Marv Wolfman

 

Saturday, March 17 (con hours 10-7)

10:30-12:30: Christian Gossett

2:30-3:30: Mark Waid

4:30-5:30: Mike McKone

 

Sunday, March 18 (con hours 11-5)

1:00-2:30: Scott Koblish

 

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.

CA – OMAC Signing

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Scott Koblish signs at the Comic Bug on September 7th, from 5pm until 8pm!

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

Hero Initiative Schedule for SDCC 2010

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Hero Initiative, the nonprofit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators in need, will be heading to THE biggest event in the entertainment industry, San Diego Comic-Con International, July 21-25 at the San Diego Convention Center. This will be your FIRST chance to get Hero’s VERY limited edition Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40, plus you can attend exclusive cocktail parties with Joe Quesada, Dan DiDio, Robert Overstreet, David Lloyd and Tom DeSanto. And don’t forget our great lineup of special guests at the booth!

GET YOUR OVERSTREET! Hero Initiative is proud to announce the release of its exclusive “Conan” Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40. Only 500 Hero-exclusive hardcover copies will go on sale on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Comic-Con International, the same day the regular editions of the Guide go on sale nationwide. The book features John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, and Dean White’s recreation of the cover for Conan The Barbarian #1, also celebrating its 40th year. Price is $35, and books are available only at the Hero Initiative booth, #5003. Get yours while supplies last!Who would want to pass up the opportunity to have cocktails with Dan DiDio, Joe Quesada, Robert Overstreet, David Lloyd or Tom DeSanto in an amazing luxury hotel suite across the street from the Con? You can bid on a spot by clicking this link. Nothing would make your con experience complete quite like attending one of these special events!

And our amazing line up of special guests at booth #5003 is:

Wednesday July 21 (Con Hours 5:30-9:00)

6:00-9:00: Scott Koblish

Thursday July 22 (Con hours 9:00-7:00):

12:30-1:30: Dan Jurgens
1:30-2:30: Josh Dysart
2:30-3:30: Kurt Busiek
3:30-4:30: Ken Lashley
4:30-5:30: Dave Gibbons

Friday July 23 (Con hours 9:00-7:00):

10:00-11:30: Cully Hamner
11:30-1:00: Ron Marz + Michael Broussard
1:30-2:30: Denny O’Neil
3:30-4:30: Darick Robertson

Saturday July 24 (Con hours 9:00-7:00):

12:00-1:30: Dan Jurgens
1:30-3:30: David Lloyd
4:00-5:30: Phil Hester

Sunday July 25 (Con hours 9:00-5:00):

10:30-11:30: Tony Parker
3:30-4:30: Darick Robertson

CA – FCBD: The Comic Bug

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THE COMIC BUG AND LOS ANGELES’ BIGGEST COMIC COMPANIES TEAM UP FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 13, 2010 – The Comic Bug is participating in FREE COMIC BOOK DAY on Saturday, May 1st.  In addition to handing out thousands of comic books, this year, the Manhattan Beach store is hosting creators from every major L.A. based publisher.
 
“We’re fortunate to be based in a city that’s overflowing with talented comic book writers and artists,” said store owner Jun Goeku.  “What better time for the creators to introduce potential new readers to the fantastic tales they weave than Free Comic Book Day?”
 
Among the participating creators and publishers are:  BOOM! STUDIOS’ Michael Alan Nelson (Dingo, Hexed, 28 Days Later), ARCHAIA’S Jeff Stokely (Fraggle Rock), TOP COW’S Rob Levin (Broken Trinity, Witchblade, Darkness) and Rahsan Ekedal (The Crazies, The Cleaners, Warhammer 40,000), Ninth Circle’s Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo, The Batman, Marvel Super Hero Squad), Marvel and DC’s Scott Koblish (Marvel Adventures: Iron Man, Final Crisis Legion of Super-Heroes), Bongo’s Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons), and Aspen Comics Vince Hernandez (Dellec, Soulfire, Fathom), David Wohl (Executive Assistant Iris, Witchblade and many more) and Peter Steigerwald (Soulfire, NBC’s Heroes and many more).
 
“Judging by the line-up, we’re looking at a team of individuals who have cut quite a swath through the comics industry,” co-owner/promotions director Mike Wellman stated.  “A world without Witchblade, Fraggle Rock comics and Batman cartoons would be a very sad place indeed.  That said, I’d like to thank them all not only for taking time out of their schedules to meet with fans, but for doing what they do in the first place!  They are today’s myth-makers.” 
 
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be held at The Comic Bug on Saturday, May 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  However, many of the artists and writers will be taking shifts throughout the day.  Check The Comic Bug’s website for a particular creator’s schedule. The Comic Bug is located at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
 
For more information about The Comic Bug, go to www.thecomicbug.com.  For more information on Free Comic Book Day, visit www.freecomicbookday.com .

CA – Hero Initiative Fundraiser

November 18, 2009 by  
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Len Wein, Chris Moreno (art pictured), Joe Benitez and more sign on Dec 5th

Len Wein, Chris Moreno (art pictured), Joe Benitez and more sign on Dec 5th

Hero Initiative’s  Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project hits stores December 2nd!

Celebrate with Multi-creator Signing events all over the continent!

(Los Angeles, CA): If you can’t cough up tens of thousands for the Hero Initiative’s Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project original covers, don’t fret! You can own the whole collection! On December 2nd, the massive 152-page collected book will be released, including artwork from legends such as Neal Adams, J. Scott Campbell, David Finch, Arthur Adams and Tim Sale. The Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project is available in Limited edition hardcover for $25 and soft cover for $12.99.

And to kick things off, we’re celebrating with multi-creator signing events in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Phoenix! Check out a store and date near you, and visit the wonderful talent we have lined up! As a special bonus, limited edition hardcover copies of The Wolverine: Weapon X 100 Project will be available ONLY at the following stores or online at http://www.atomiccomicsstore.com/wolv100hcpp.html .  

December 5, 7:00pm-10:00pm

*Special guest Wolverine Creator Len Wein
*Joe Benitez,
*David Bullock
*Christian Gossett
*Danny Miki
*Bill Morrison
*Scott Koblish
*Chris Moreno
*Aaron Sowd

Collectors Paradise Comics and Gallery, 7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

818.999.9455

http://www.comicsandcards.net

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