TCAF Celebrates 25 Years of Image Comics

Press Release:

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival returns for it’s 9th year to Toronto Reference Library, with a star-studded kick-off event! Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of premiere U.S. comic book publisher Image Comics, the event will see an amazing panel discussion about the history, impact, and future of Image by some of their most famous cartoonists. Featuring:

  • Governor General’s Award nominee Jeff Lemire (Secret Path, Royal City)
  • Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead)
  • Sana Takeda (Monstress)
  • Emma Rios (Island)
  • Brandon Graham (Island, King City)
  • Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara)

A rollicking discussion of where Image Comics has come from and where it’s going in the future! A signing will follow.

Tickets are required to attend. Tickets will be made available for FREE on Eventbrite starting Monday, April 17th, at 11:00am. Ticket link: tcaf2017.eventbrite.com. Limit 2 per person.

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2017, Saturday May 13, 9am-5pm, and Sunday May 14, 10am-5pm, @ Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street. Attendance is FREE to the public. Full details on the TCAF website: www.torontocomics.com

IN – Free Comic Book Day 2017 Signing

Chip Zdarsky (Star Lord, Sex Criminals), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes), Scott Bachmann (27 Anthology, Super Mom), and Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty) appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Aw Yeah Comics
107 N High St, Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 282-5297

HeroesCon 2017 Welcomes New Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Chip Zdarsky, Caleb Goellner, Rob Guillory, Jody LeHeup, Jason Moore, Gregg Schigiel, Chris Sims, Tim Vigil, Thom Zahler, and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

CHAD BOWERS | Youngblood, X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight!
CASEY COLLER | Transformers
SEAN DOVE | Brobots and the Kaiju Kerfuffle!, The Last Days of Danger, Madballs
SCOTT FOGG | Phileas Reid Knows We Are Not Alone, Action Lab: Dog of Wonder
CALEB GOELLNER | Task Force Rad Squad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mermaid: Evolution
ROB GUILLORY Chew, Thor
JODY LEHEUP | Shirtless Bear-Fighter
JASON MOORE | Spook House, Batman Haunted Gotham, The Crusades, Evil Ernie Destroyer
GREGG SCHIGIEL | Pix, SpongeBob Comics, Stuff Said Podcast
CHRIS SIMS | X-Men ’92, Down Set Fight!, Swordquest
TIM VIGIL | Faust, EO, Webwitch, Frank Frazetta’s Dark Kingdom
DOUG WAGNER | Plastic, The Hard Place, Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
MICHAEL WATKINS | Villains Supreme, Femme Noir, Transformers, Sonic The Hedgehog
THOM ZAHLER | Love and Capes, My Little Pony
CHIP ZDARSKY | Sex Criminals, Star Lord, Howard The Duck, Jughead, Spider-Man

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

ON – Hairy Tarantula 25th Anniversary Signing

Hairy Tarantula celebrates their 25th anniversary by hosting comic creators Chip Zdarsky (Star-Lord, Howard the Duck, Sex Criminals) on Saturday April 8th and J. Torres (The Mighty Zodiac, Teen Titans Go!) on Sunday April 9th for live podcast recordings and signings.

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Hairy Tarantula
6979 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M2M 3X9
+1 647-430-1263

CA – Sex Criminals Signing

Chip Zdarsky signs at Fantastic Comics on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

*UPDATE! – Unfortunately Matt can no longer make it to the event, but Chip Zdarsky is still going to be right here with us at Fantastic Comics!

Press Release:

Come meet Matt Fraction (ODY-C, CASANOVA, HAWKEYE) and Chip Zdarsky (STAR-LORD, HOWARD THE DUCK, KAPTARA, MONSTER COPS)!

Ask them about their sexy criminals book at the Q&A. Get them to deface your belongings. Purchase more belongings for them to deface, including the new issues of the continuing SEX CRIMINALS, returning in February. It will be fun!

SEX CRIMINALS is the award-winning series published by Image Comics. It tells the story of Suzie and Jon, a couple who use their orgasmic time freezing powers to rob banks and save Suzie’s library.

Matt and Chip rarely do shop signings together, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity! We do not recommend this event for children, but grown ups are very welcome!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

Emerald City Comicon 2017 Welcomes Favorite Comic Creators

February 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

Press Release:

The biggest names in comics join ECCC’s Autographing Area. Meet your favorite comic artists and authors including Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Brian Stelfreeze, Scott Snyder, and Gail Simone. Also check out Artist Alley, where you can peruse original art based on your favorite comic book, television and movie characters. Grab a commission or shop prints all four days of Emerald City Comicon!

Kelly Sue DeConnick (writer): BITCH PLANET (Image), PRETTY DEADLY (Image), CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel), OSBORN (Marvel) got her start in the comic industry adapting Japanese and Korean comics into English. Five years and more than ten thousand pages of adaptation later, she transitioned to American comics with 30 DAYS OF NIGHT: EBEN AND STELLA, for Steve Niles and IDW. Work for Image, Boom, Oni, Humanoids, Dark Horse, DC, Vertigo and Marvel soon followed. Today, DeConnick is best known for surprise hits like Carol Danvers’ rebranding as Captain Marvel and the Eisner-nominated mythological western, PRETTY DEADLY; the latter was co-created with artist Emma Ríos. DeConnick’s most recent venture, the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET, co-created with Valentine De Landro, launched to rave reviews in December 2014. DeConnick lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Matt Fraction, and their two children.

Matt Fraction (writer): SEX CRIMINALS (Image), ODY-C (Image), CASANOVA (Image), SATELLITE SAM (Image), HAWKEYE (Marvel) writes comic books out in the woods and lives with his wife, the writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, his two children, two dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon, and a yard full of coyotes and stags. Surely there is a metaphor there. He won the first-ever PEN USA Literary Award for Graphic Novels; he, or comics he’s a part of, have won Eisners, Harveys, and Eagles, which are like the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes of comic books and all seem about as likely. He’s a New York Times best-selling donkus of comics like SEX CRIMINALS (winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best New Series, the 2014 Harvey Award for Best New Series, and named TIME Magazine’s Best Comic of 2013), SATELLITE SAM, ODY-C, HAWKEYE (winner of the 2014 Will Eisner Award for Best Single Issue), and, oh, lordy, so many more.

Brian Stelfreeze is an American comic book artist. Stelfreeze is a painter, penciller, inker and colorist and has worked for nearly every major American comic book publisher. He is one of the original members of Atlanta’s Gaijin Studios. Stelfreeze began his career as the artist of the sci-fi miniseries CyCops in the mid-1980s. While Stelfreeze has been known throughout his career primarily as a cover artist, painting more than fifty cover illustrations for DC Comics’ Shadow of the Bat, he’s also produced a significant amount of sequential work, most notably of late with the miniseries Domino for Marvel Comics and Matador for DC Comics’ Wildstorm imprint. Currently, Stelfreeze acts as art director for 12 Gauge Comics and occasionally has provided artwork for their series The Ride, and its prequel, Gun Candy. His latest work can be seen on the Walt Simonson-written Demon/Catwoman feature in DC Comics’ Wednesday Comics. Stelfreeze is the artist on the 2016 revival of Marvel’s Black Panther with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Scott Snyder has written comics for both DC and Marvel, including the bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN and SWAMP THING, and is the author of the story collection Voodoo Heart (The Dial Press). He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett. He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

Gail Simone first caught the attention of the comics world on the world wide web, where her popular humor column “You’ll All Be Sorry!” was featured on Comic Book Resources. It wasn’t long before she was tapped to write The Simpsons for Bongo Comics, which led to working in the mainstream for Marvel Comics as the writer on Deadpool. Following her Marvel work, Simone began working for DC, where she is most known for her much-beloved run on BIRDS OF PREY. She has continued to write for DC and its many imprints on titles that include ROSE AND THORN, ACTION COMICS, TEEN TITANS, THE LEGION, VILLAINS UNITED, JLA CLASSIFIED, THE ALL-NEW ATOM, GEN13 and WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY. Her most recent projects include BATGIRL and THE MOVEMENT.

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us March 2-5, 2017. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

ON – Image Day 2017 Signing

Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Kaptara) and J. Bone (The Saviors) sign at The Beguiling on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

OR – Image Day 2017 Signing

Writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet) and Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, ODY-C) sign at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 498-8499

ON – Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party 2016

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Press Release:

The Beguiling is proud to once again welcome one and all to our annual Dinosaur Comics Holiday Party! Things might be tough right now, but that makes getting together with friends, comics, and some secret Santa-ing. This year Ryan North, creator of Dinosaur Comics and writer of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl will be joined by Chip Zdarsky, writer of the to-be-released-that-day Star Lord from Marvel Comics. We’re also lining up a few other very special guests, but we wanted to let you know to Save The Date first and we’ll update this post with info as it comes in!

If you’ve never been before, Ryan, Chip, and pals will be getting together and signing/mingling with folks, we’ll ask them some fun questions in front of an audience, and there’ll be books there for you to buy and get signed too (courtesy of The Beguiling). Plus, returning for another year is the popular SECRET SANTA trade at the event! Read on for details!

All of this is happening Thursday, December 17th, at Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor St. W., near Bathurst TTC), on the second floor. We hope we’ll see you there!

We’re holding a SECRET SANTA at this event! Everyone is welcome to participate, but no one has to if they don’t want to because choice is important!

If you would like to participate:
– Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of about $5-$10. Don’t go nuts, but find something cool.
– Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
– At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
– Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.

OR – Cloud 9 Comics Signing

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Writers Kelly Sue Deconnick (Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet) and Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals, ODY-C) sign at Cloud 9 Comics on Saturday September 24th from Noon to 2:00 pm.

Cloud 9 Comics
2621 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 236-8113

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