WI – Garth Ennis Signing

Writer Garth Ennis (Jimmy’s Bastards, Preacher, Punisher MAX, The Boys, War Stories) will be signing at Kowabunga Comics on Saturday, October 28th! In addition to Garth will be Black Eyed Kids creator and Aftershock Comics Chief Creative Officer Joe Pruett and writer/artist Phil Hester.

Garth Ennis is a multi-award winning comic book writer  known for his love of graphic violence and black comedy. After taking over the reins of Judge Dredd, British Comics’ most recognizable character, from legendary Judge Dredd creator John Wagner, he exploded upon the American comic book market with credits that include HellblazerHitmanPunisherFuryCrossedBattlefieldsWar Stories, and The Boys. His legendary and hugely-influential DC Comics’ series PREACHER, which he co-created with artist Steve Dillon, has recently been given a pilot treatment by AMC. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he now lives in New York City with his wife, Ruth.

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

Phillip Hester has been writing and drawing comics for nearly three decades, beginning while still a student at the University of Iowa. After a period of toiling in the burgeoning world of black and white indie comics, he broke into the mainstream with a long run as artist of DC’s Swamp Thing with writer Mark Millar. At nearly the same time, he wrote and drew the Eisner Award nominated series The Wretch. In 2001, Phil drew Kevin Smith’s revival of DC’s Green Arrow. He wrote the original graphic novel The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, which was optioned for a feature film by James Cameron. At Image Comics, he created Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, which became an Emmy-winning television feature for Cartoon Network. His work, as both artist and writer, has been featured in hundreds of comics from nearly every major American publisher, and includes runs on such titles as The DarknessWonder WomanAnt-ManUltimate Marvel Team-UpNightwingInvincible UniverseBatman BeyondThe Flash: Season Zero, and his current Image project Mythic with artist John McCrea. Phil lives in rural Iowa with his family.

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Kowabunga Comics
102 N Main St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-9999

PA – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett and Phil Hester sign at Fourcorners Comics on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Aftershock Comics launched in 2015 and since then has introduced acclaimed comics like Animosity, Rough Riders, Shipwreck, Unholy Grail and Black Eyed Kids. Aftershock Comics is “a comic book company that combines the creative edge of an independent comic book publisher with the strengths and experience of a traditional powerhouse.”

Joe Pruett is the COO and Publisher at Aftershock. Joe is an Eisner and Harvey nominated writer and editor for his work on Negative Burn. He is known for his turn at Marvel on X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Currently, Joe writes Black Eyed Kids at Aftershock.

Phil Hester started working on indie comics. Phil is best known as the artist for DC’s Swamp Thing and Kevin Smith’s Green Arrow. Over his long career, he has worked as both writer and artist on The Darkness, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ultimate Marvel Team-Up, Nightwing, Invincible Universe, Batman Beyond, and The Flash: Season Zero. At Aftershock, Phil writes Blood Blister and is the artist for Shipwreck. A Phil Hester variant of Dark Ark #1 debuts on September 20th and will be available for the signing.

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Fourcorners Comics
42 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-2336

AfterShock Comics Exhibits at Baltimore Comic-Con 2017

August 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland

Press Release:

Headed to Baltimore Comic-Con this year? AfterShock Comics will be there in full force to celebrate the annual convention which hosts a variety of comic creator guests, retailers, exhibitors, panels, and special events! Visit them at Booth #2004 to pick up Baltimore Comic-Con exclusive covers of Dark Ark #1 and Fu Jitsu #1.

AfterShock Creators & Staff that will be in attendance at the Baltimore Comic-Con include*:

  • Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti (SuperZero)
  • Phil Hester (Shipwreck, Blood Blister)
  • Justin Jordan (Strayer)
  • Brian Stelfreeze (Alters)
  • Mark Waid (Captain Kid)
  • Mike Marts (AfterShock Editor-In-Chief)
  • Stephan Nilson (AfterShock Publishing Operations Manager)
  • Joe Pruett (AfterShock Publisher/CCO & Black-Eyed Kids)
  • Lisa Wu (AfterShock Retailers/Fan Relations Manager)
  • Ashley Wyatt (AfterShock Publishing Assistant)

*Note: Guests are subject to change

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center on September 22-24, 2017. In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook pages.

NE – Jack Kirby Centennial Celebration

Phil Hester, Eric Gapstur, Ande Parks, Bruce McCorkindale, and Fredd Gorham appear at Krypton Comics to celebrate Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday!

Press Release:

Come out to witness Phil Hester and friends complete 100 original illustrations commemorating Jack Kirby on what would be his 100th birthday.

Each year Phil Hester holds a marathon to raise money for the Hero Initiative, a nonprofit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for life essentials and an avenue back into paying work.

This year OmahaBound and Krypton Comics team-up to host Phil Hester and friends in Omaha for the final Kirby marathon.

Phil Hester will begin drawing Saturday, August 26th at Krypton Comics and will finish on Monday, August 28th. Come out to visit Krypton, support Phil on his marathon, and enter a raffle for a bonus illustration.

Phil Hester will also complete an OmahaBound Exclusive Kirby Illustration while in Omaha. Starting August 21st, purchase $1 raffle tickets at Krypton Comics for the FINAL Kirby Fundraiser Illustration by Phil Hester. Drawing to be held Monday August 28th at Krypton Comics. And there’s no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase!

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Krypton Comics
2819 South 125th Avenue #261, Omaha, NE 68144-3873
(402) 391-4131

AfterShock Comics Schedule for C2E2 2017

April 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

Headed to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this year? AfterShock Comics will be there in full force to celebrate the comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and videogames.

Convention Days/Hours:
• Friday, April 21: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Saturday, April 22: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
• Sunday, April 23: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Our Booth: 417

Our C2E2 Exclusives (available at our booth):
Eleanor & Egret #1 (C2E2 exclusive cover)
World Reader #1 (C2E2 exclusive cover)
Jimmy’s Bastards poster – Dave Johnson art (Series written by Garth Ennis with interiors by Russ Braun)
Babyteeth poster – Garry Brown art (Signed by creator + writer Donny Cates)

Signings (at our booth):
• Marguerite Bennett – Friday, April 21: 2:30-3:30 PM
• Donny Cates – Sunday, April 23: 1:00-2:00 PM

Our Panel:
• Sunday, April 23: 10:45am
• Room: S403
• Description: Join Donny Cates (BABYTEETH), Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS), Brian Azzarello (AMERICAN MONSTER), Phil Hester (SHIPWRECK, BLOOD BLISTER), Justin Jordan (STRAYER), Joe Pruett (AfterShock Publisher/CCO & BLACK-EYED KIDS), Mike Zagari (Aftershock SVP Digital/Creative) and more of the AfterShock Comics creative team as they discuss their current titles and future plans! (NOTE: Guests are subject to change)

Our Creators & Staff at the Show:
• Brian Azzarello (AMERICAN MONSTER)
• Marguerite Bennett (ANIMOSITY, INSEXTS)
• Donny Cates (BABYTEETH)
• Adam Glass (ROUGH RIDERS, THE NORMALS)
• Phil Hester (SHIPWRECK, BLOOD BLISTER)
• Justin Jordan (STRAYER)
• Lee Kramer (AfterShock President)
• Stephan Nilson (AfterShock Publishing Operations Manager)
• Joe Pruett (AfterShock Publisher/CCO & BLACK-EYED KIDS)
• Lisa Wu (AfterShock Retailers/Fan Relations Manager)
• Mike Zagari (Aftershock SVP Digital/Creative)
• + more!
*Note: Guests are subject to change

CA – Normal: A Novel Signing

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Author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) appears at Kepler’s Books on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30 PM in conversation with Robin Sloan and to present and sign his latest novel NORMAL! Tickets available at the link.

Press Release:

Come join us for a drink with the award-winning writer Warren Ellis to celebrate the publication of his thrilling new book, Normal. After futurist Adam Dearden has a nervous breakdown in Rotterdam, hes brought to a secluded recovery center in rural Oregon. As someone who stares into the abyss for a living, Adam sees things that other cannot. As he finds himself caught between factions at Normal Head Research Station, strange events start to overtake even the people who job is to predict the future. This crackling horror story was originally published as four digital originals and is collected in print here for the first time. Come join us for a very rare, very limited event with one of the genres rarest talents.

Each ticket includes one seat at the event, one copy of Normal, one beverage, and a place in the signing line. The author will sign his prose novels, but no graphic novels or memorabilia.

Robin Sloan is the author of the best-selling novel “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.” He splits his time between San Francisco and the internet.

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of the new novella Normal, as well as the bestselling novels “Gun Machine” and “Crooked Little Vein” and the short story Dead Pig Collector, which was read by Wil Wheaton for the audiobook. He publishes two very weird newsletters, Morning Computer and Orbital Operations, which give fans insight into his working process. Readers also know him from  graphic novels like “Transmetropolitan,” “Fell,” “Global Frequency” and “Planetary,” as well as the movies Red and Iron Man 3, which were adapted from his works. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of cities. A documentary about his work, “Captured Ghosts,” was released in 2012. He lives on the southeast coast of England, way out on the Thames Delta.

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Kepler’s Books and Magazines
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 324-4321

GA – Normal: A Novel Signing

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Author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) appears at Eagle Eye Book Shop on Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 PM to sign his latest novel NORMAL! Tickets available at the link.

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name.

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Eagle Eye Book Shop
2076 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 486-0307

CA – Normal: A Novel Signing

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Skylight Books presents author  Warren Ellis (Planetary, Gun Machine) as he reads from his new novel Normal with Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, In Real Life) at the Pieter Performance Space on Monday December 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

For members of our Friends with Benefits program, tickets are only $15. Tickets on sale beginning now via Brown Paper Tickets.

Pieter Space
420 West Avenue 33 Los Angeles, CA 90031

MA – Normal: A Novel Signing

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Author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Moon Knight) appears in conversation with Joe Hill (NOS4A2, The Fireman) at the Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday November 30th at 7:00 pm.

Some people call it “abyss gaze.” Gaze into the abyss all day and the abyss will gaze into you. There are two types of people who think professionally about the future: Foresight strategists who think about ways to evade Our Coming Doom; and strategic forecasters, who think about ways to prepare for Our Coming Doom. It’s something you can’t do for long. The abyss gaze takes hold. A smart, tight, provocative techno-thriller straight out of the very near future Normal calls into question the core principles of how and why we think about the future–and the past, and the now.

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

NYC – Normal: A Novel Launch Party

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Author Warren Ellis (Planetary, Transmetropolitan) appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign his latest novel NORMAL!

Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the “underground classic” novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

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