Brian Michael Bendis (CIA Class of 1991) is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. He’ll share his wit and wisdom – and maybe even a little career advice – with aspiring graphic novelists and comics lovers in this visiting artist lecture, which is free and open to the public.
Bendis is most recently the writer of All New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, bringing about a new Renaissance for the X-Men franchise. He also launched a brand-new Guardians Of The Galaxy series as Marvel Comics gears up for the Disney motion picture of the same name. All three books debuted at number one on national sales charts.
Bendis completed nine years at the helm of Marvel’s popular Avengers franchise by writing every issue of the New Avengers, plus debuting the hit books Avengers, Mighty Avengers and Dark Avengers, along with the wildly successful ‘event’ projects Avengers vs X-Men, House of M, Secret War, Secret Invasion, Age of Ultron, and Siege.
Cinematheque presents Checefsky
Make an evening of it: stick around after Bendis’s talk for The Cinematheque’s presentation of The Films of Bruce Checefsky, starting at 6:45pm. Learn about the other side of CIA’s mild-mannered gallery director who, for the past 13 years has moonlighted as a maker of short, independent films that have shown widely around the world. For more information, including ticket prices, click here.
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Superstar writer (and native Clevelandite) Brian Michael Bendis appears at Comic Heaven on Saturday April 5th!! Mr. Bendis will sign from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm! He is a prolific writer with credits including Powers, Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, All-New X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy, soon to be a major motion picture. As one of Marvel Comics’ architects Bendis has worked on company-wide crossovers such as Age of Ultron, Avengers vs X-Men, Siege, Civil War, House of M, and more.
4847 Robinhood Drive, Willoughby, OH 44094
Jonathan Hickman and friends appear at Atomic Comics locations to celebrate the launch of FF #1 on Wed. Mach 23rd!
Artists scheduled to appear:
Benjamin Glendenning 9a-2p
Brandon James 2p-9p
Sam Laggren 10a-3p
Justin Miller 1p-5p
Frank Jordan 3p-7p
April Reyna 10a-2p
Cierra Wiley 2p-9p
Patrick Scherberger 10a-2p
JP Manz 3:30p-7:30p
Sketches from these local artists with a purchase of the blank cover variant AND a $5.00 donation to the Hero Initiative.
Jonathan Hickman is coming to town for Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 7th! He promised not to kill any characters while he is here. Jonathan is best known for his work on SHIELD, Secret Warriors and of course Fantastic Four. Jonathan’s next series is FF and his early work at Image is amazing.
Jonathan Hickman Signing:
Jonathan signs at the store from 12pm – 4pm on May 7th.
Please limit 2 items so that everyone has a chance to meet him.
Jonathan Hickman Q&A hosted by Geek To Me’s Elliot Serrano
Jonathan will come back to the Comic Vault for a 2 hour Q&A and meet and greet. This event is limited to 50 people and you can get a ticket to the event if you PRE-ORDER SHIELD: Architects of Forever HC at the link. This event will sell out fast so don’t delay. SHIELD HC is expected to be delivered April 20, two weeks before FCBD.
1530 West Montrose, Chicago, IL 60613
David Marquez appears from 5 to 7 pm on Wednesday February 9th to sign Secret Warriors #24!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Jonathan Hickman and more sign at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Wednesday, August 25th at 6:00pm! Jonathan has been setting the comics world on fire with his creator-owned projects such as and Nightly News, Pax Romana and the upcoming Plus, and as writer of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, and the new hit S.H.I.E.L.D.! He’s been called the next Alan Moore by Blair Butler and “the future of comics” by our man Paul, and now is your chance to meet the hottest creator working in mainstream comics today, exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City – Where Fans and Creators Meet!
P.S. Joining Jonathan are superstar creators Dan Slott (the new solo writer of Amazing Spider-Man), Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente (Hercules, Chaos War) and up-and-coming writer Nick Spencer (Shuddertown, Morning Glories)!
Just announced 8/24! Stuart Moore, the writer of the new ongoing Namor series will be joining this signing!
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY