April 9, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Free Comic Book Day, Horror, Movies, Ohio, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Video Games
Doug Jones, Mike Pollock, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!
Doug Jones – Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)! In the film he wants to be remembered for Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film Pan’s Labyrinth (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English! Aside from these very POPULAR films you can also find Doug’s work as the voice of Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY cartoon series, as Bette Midler’s boyfriend BILLY in HOCUS POCUS, he was side by side with Danny De Vito in BATMAN RETURNS, PLUS he was one of the “Gentlemen” in the fan favorite TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! Plus if you just can’t get enough of Doug do check out his starring role on NBC’s “FEAR ITSELF” and look for him in a new film NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD called “MY NAME IS JERRY”!
Mike Pollock – Mike Pollock is a voice actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. He has appeared as the narrator for 4Kids shows like Pokémon and some promos on the original Fox Box and 4Kids TV. He is also well-known as the current voice actor for Dr. Eggman and Professor Gerald Robotnik in Sonic X and in all Sonic games from Shadow the Hedgehog.
Michael Anthony Carroll
CCAD Explorer Post Program
In addition to the free comics and dozens of guests, we’ve got plenty of other activities planned! Sketch cover silent auction, game demos, costume contest, games & prizes for kids, charity comic book poker game and more!
TEA TIME WITH DEADPOOL is back for their second Free Comic Book Day! This is not recommended for children under 18.
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
Ted Naifeh and Evan Stanley sign at Flying Color Comics on Saturday May 3rd from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!
“Courtney Crumrin” artist/writer/creator Ted Naifeh and his publisher, Oni Press, have a arranged something VERY SPECIAL for our Free Comic Book Day event.
“Princess Ugg” is Ted’s amazing new series debuting in early June. On FCBD, we will have some copies of the extremely limited Princess Ugg #1 Herzerker Edition… a full month before the regular edition is published.
To get one of these limited Herzerker Editions for FREE, all you need to do is pay in advance for the first three issues ($3.99 each) of Princess Ugg.
And to make sure this is fair for everyone, this special offer will ONLY be available on Saturday May 3rd during our Free Comic Book Day signing with Ted Naifeh.
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Yale Stewart, Jacob Chabot, Erica Henderson, and many more sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!
The countdown is on as Acme steps into the next age of the Triad’s oldest & largest comic book store, consolidating their creative power back into the Lawndale Shopping Center and strengthening it’s partnership with Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema to bring you the best Free Comic Book Day ever!
–57 different comic offerings, up from last year’s 52, PLUS whatever other promo books we find around the shop to add to the mix! The first 50 people in line are guaranteed a copy of each book, an offer so appealing it pushes the physical boundaries of the official Free Comic Book Day bags!
–The air-conditioned and waterproofed Sketch Pavilion in Acme Comics Presents will be streamlined to get you through the line faster than ever before while ensuring all attendees that would like to have the opportunity to get their books signed and get a one of kind commission can do so for FREE!
–Geeksboro’s main floor will also play host to even more artists with which to visit!
–Discover more about one of our favorite publishers as we screen Sequart’s Image Revolution featuring length documentary in the 48 seat theatre downstairs in Geeksboro!
–Get to know renowned local cosplayers like Ed “Static Shock” Newsome, Caitlin “Robin” Rhyne, Ian “War Machine” Raulston, and many, MANY more on the sidewalks of the Lawndale Shopping Center!
–FREE face-painting by Munchie & Me!
–Once again, hang out all night and all day and all night again at Geeksboro as our pals down the sidewalk will be open straight through on Friday for the food, beverages, and facility conveniences for anyone camping out over night, all day Saturday to provide refreshments and entertainment to event-goers, and until 2 AM Saturday night for the after-party to beat all after-parties!
–Pub-style Superhero Trivia on Saturday night complete with cash & comic prizes!
–Have small children and want to avoid some of the crowds? Stop by to pick up a bag of books and visit with creators at the Greensboro Children’s Museum (6 books, 3 artists) and the Windsor Recreation Center (4 books, 4 artists) from 10 AM – 1 PM!
Creators Appearing at Acme Comics & Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema:
–Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues, Halloween Legion, Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo
–Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Hello Kitty, Voltron Force, SpongeBob
–Casey Coller – Transformers Robots in Disguise, Transformers More than Meets the Eye
–Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Aw Yeah Comics, Mini Marvels, Bullpen Bits
–Erica Henderson – Subatomic Party Girls, Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures
–Sandy Jarrell - Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Wasteland
–Tracy Lee Quinn – freelance illustrator, Free Comic Book Day poster
–Joe Quinones – Ultimate Comics Survive, FF, Batman Black & White, Batman ’66
–Amanda Rachels – Flesh of White, Arcana’s the Book, Clown Town
–Gregg Schigiel – Pix Teenage American Fairy, SpongeBob Comics, X-Babies
–Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Intrepid EscapeGoat, Uncle Ant
–Yale Stewart – JL8 (Little League), Nova
–Randall Trang – Roller Girl & the Flying Sidekick
–Michael Watkins – Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers
–Maris Wicks – Primates, Yes, Let’s, Batman Black & White
–Kelly Yates – MonstHer, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Doctor Who: Fairytale
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes composer Randy Rogel to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!
The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!
About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”
The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.
Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.
“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.
“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning series “Animaniacs.”
Some of Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.
Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.
As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Jim Fern, Karl Moline, Jeff Christiansen, and Nelson Ortega sign at Famous Faces & Funnies on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 4th at 11am!
Help us spread the word and make this the biggest Free Comic Book Day ever.
We will have 10 FREE COMICS PER PERSON every Saturday in May!
We will have several great local artists drawing FREE sketches of your favorite characters!
Jim Fern – Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland, Green Lantern, Avengers Academy
Nelson Ortega – Sonic The Hedgehog, Silver Sable, Spider-Man
Karl Moline – Buffy, Avengers Academy, Fray
Jeff Christiansen – Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe writer, answer Marvel trivia to win more free comics and other prizes
We have 501st Legion Star Wars characters, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Lady Deadpool, Wolverine and several more characters here taking pics for the first few hours. We’ll have magician David Kelly from 11 AM to 3 PM, music by Brevard Busking Coalition at 5 PM and more to make this our craziest FREE COMIC BOOK DAY EVER!
Play our Thor Hammer Toss or Walking Dead Twitter Zombie Hunt.
Join us Saturday May 4th and every Saturday in May to get some amazing FREE COMICS!
Spend $3 every Saturday in May and you get a free graphic novel! Pick from our favorite first volumes like Y: The Last Man, Walking Dead, The Boys, Irredeemable, Scott Pilgrim, Serenity, Morning Glories,Chew, Fables, Preacher, Transmet, and much more!
Spend $5 each week at GYFO and get a $10 GYFO gift card. You can’t use the gift card towards the price of Magic booster boxes, but can use it on anything else on their side.
If you’ve got a super-hero costume you’d like to show up in on May 4 or an artist interested in drawing on one of the other Saturdays, May 11, 18 or 25, please comment here or contact us at FFFComics@aol.com. Thanks!
Famous Faces and Funnies
3000 W New Haven Avenue, West Melbourne, FL 32904
Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Tony Harris, Jason Latour, Cully Hamner, Francesco Francavilla, and many more sign at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Free Comic Book Day 2013 @ Heroes is going to be our biggest and best yet! Come out on May 4th to meet more great comic creators than we have ever had at this fun annual event! Also, it says it right there in the name but in case you missed it, there will be lots of FREE COMICS to choose from too! Check out our awesome guest list and save the date!
- CHRIS BRUNNER – Artist: Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
- IAN FLYNN – Writer: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man
- FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA – Writer/Artist: Black Beetle Artist: Captain America & Black Widow, Detective Comics
- SANFORD GREENE – Artist: Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Method Man GN
- CULLY HAMNER – Artist: Red, The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning
- JOHN HAIRSTON JR. – Painter
- DUSTIN HARBIN – Writer/Artist: DIARY COMICS, Nutted!, DHARBIN!
- TONY HARRIS – Artist: JSA: Whistling Skull, Ex Machina, Starman, War Heroes
- ADAM HUGHES – Artist: Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Catwoman
- JUSTIN JORDAN – Writer: Legend of Luther Strode, Superboy, Deathstroke, Green Lantern: New Guardians
- JASON LATOUR – Writer: Winter Soldier, Loose Ends,Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Artist: B.P.R.D., Django Unchained
- JACKIE LEWIS – Artist: Play Ball
- TRADD MOORE – Artist: Legend of Luther Strode, Legends of the Dark Knight
- ERAKLIS PETMEZAS – Writer/Artist: Last Cigarette
- JAY POTTS – Writer/Artist: World of Hurt
- RIDDLE – Cosplayer
- BUDD ROOT – Writer/Artist: Cavewoman
- ANDY SMITH – Artist: The First, Weapon X, Green Lantern, WWE Heroes, Flex and Tone
- BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist: Domino, Matador, Batman: Shadow of the Bat
NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed. So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Get here early on Saturday, May 4th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a great time and you won’t want to miss it!
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Archie Comics isn’t just about the FREE SWAG at New York Comic Con! Okay, so you’ve been to one of our awesome panels and you got your FREE gift bag filled with Archie goodies, but what’s the next step? Get those comics signed by your favorite Archie creators, of course! This year’s signing schedule is packed with so much talent that we can barely believe it ourselves, so be sure to work some Archie signings into your busy NYCC schedule. Stop by the Archie Booth, BOOTH #1720, and meet the talented individuals who make Archie Comics possible. We’ll see you at the show!
ARCHIE COMICS SIGNING SCHEDULE – NYCC 2012
All signings will take place at the Archie Comics Booth #1720 unless otherwise noted
Thursday, October 11th
5:00 – 6:00: Fiona Staples (Life with Archie)
6:00 – 7:00: Mike Norton (Life with Archie, New Crusaders)
Friday, October 12th
1:00 – 2:00: Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)
2:00 – 3:00: Fernando Ruiz, Andrew Pepoy, Janice Chiang (Life with Archie)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Mike Norton, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)
4:00 – 5:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
5:00 – 6:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man)
Saturday, October 13th
10:00 – 11:00: Paul Kupperberg, Pat & Tim Kennedy (Life with Archie)
11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Janice Chiang, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12:00 – 1:00: Tom DeFalco, Fernando Ruiz, Tom Chu, Jack Morelli (Man from R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.)
12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120
1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Spaz, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)
2:00 – 3:00: Craig Yoe, Victor Gorelick (Art of Betty & Veronica)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, Alitha Martinez, Ryan Jampole (New Crusaders)
4:00 – 5:00: Batton Lash, Paul Castiglia (Best of Archie 1 & 2)
5:00 – 6:00: Dan Parent, Alex Simmons (Archie: Clash of the New Kids)
Sunday, October 14th
11:00 – 12:00: Michael Uslan, Fernando Ruiz, Jack Morelli (Life with Archie)
12:00 – 1:00: Dan Parent (Kevin Keller/Archie Meets KISS)
12:00 – 1:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man) – CAPCOM Booth #2120
1:00 – 2:00: Ian Flynn, Jamal Peppers (Sonic the Hedgehog /Mega Man)
3:00 – 4:00: Ian Flynn, John Workman (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), the annual event in which participating comic shops give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores, returns Saturday, May 5, and Things From Another World is where you’ll find all of the action! Doors open at 9 am at TFAW’s Portland, Milwaukie, and Beaverton stores. Make sure to stop by for special free comics–while supplies last–as well as amazing signings, big savings, and more. The comics retailer will also offer free comics online at TFAW.com.
“Free Comic Book Day is an opportunity for us to reach out to the community and offer entertainment the entire family can enjoy–and afford,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “This is a great event that we look forward to every year.”
TFAW has an incredible slate of comic book creators signing at their Portland and Beaverton locations, including several artists from this year’s official FCBD comics, like Ben Bates (Sonic the Hedgehog), Jonathan Case (The Guild), and Steve Lieber (Alabaster). Plus, meet Terry and Rachel Dodson (Uncanny X-Men), Emi Lenox (EmiTown), Amy Mebberson (Strawberry Shortcake), Jeff Parker (Hulk), Chris Samnee (Captain America & Bucky), and the Witch Doctor team, Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner!
May 5 also kicks off TFAW’s astonishing Mega Sale, both in stores and online. Customers will save 50-70% on comics, graphic novels, toys, statues, and more. In stores, customers will also enjoy incredible savings on all back issues, including hundreds of issues new to each location.
As a special bonus, Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion will “patrol” at the Beaverton TFAW, while the pirates from PDX YAR will invade the Portland and Milwaukie locations–and demonstrate their sword-fighting skills. Get the complete schedule below, and see you May 5!
About Things From Another World:
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comics, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at http://www.TFAW.com.
TFAW’S FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SCHEDULE
ONLINE AT TFAW.COM:
Starting at 12:01 am PST: Customers will have at least two FCBD comics placed in their in-stock purchases, while supplies last.
PORTLAND TFAW, 4133 NE SANDY BLVD. PORTLAND, OR 97214:
9:00 am: Doors open!
12:00-2:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
Jonathan Case – Artist for Dark Horse Comics’ The Guild FCBD book
Terry and Rachel Dodson – Artists for Uncanny X-Men and Defenders
Emi Lenox – Creator of EmiTown
Steve Lieber – Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
Jeff Parker – Writer for Hulk and Thunderbolts
Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR.
BEAVERTON TFAW, 4390 SW LLOYD AVE. BEAVERTON, OR 97005:
9:00 am: Doors open!
2:00-4:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
Ben Bates – Artist for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog FCBD book
Amy Mebberson – Artist for Strawberry Shortcake and Muppets
Chris Samnee – Artist for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Serenity
Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner – Writer and artist for Witch Doctor
All day (while supplies last):
Free Starbucks coffee for customers starting at 9:30 am!
Demos and giveaways from Game Trader.
Free cookies from Subway.
Plus: Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion.
MILWAUKIE TFAW, 10977 SE MAIN ST. MILWAUKIE, OR 97222:
9:00 am: Doors open–enjoy free coffee from Spring Creek Coffee House, while supplies last!
10:00 am: Trackers Earth will demonstrate how to shoot a bow and arrow like Hawkeye! (Note: foam arrows only.)
12:00-4:00 pm: Live-action Heroclix.
All day: Kids’ art table.
Plus: The pirates of PDX YAR.
Mark Texeira, Steven Butler and more sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Mark Texeira - Artist on Moon Knight, Punisher, Ghost Rider, Conan, Birds Of Prey, Darkness, Vampirella, Wolverine, Hercules, Hulk, Thor, Tomb Raider, X-Men and more. Mark will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Steven Butler - Artist on Sonic The Hedgehog (and the penciller on the FCBD Sonic The Hedgehog book), Spider-Man, Silver Sable, Superman, Punisher, X-Men, and Betty and Veronica. Steven will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Mitch Byrd - Artist on Starman, Generation X, Predator, Green Lantern, Shi, and Guy Gardner. Mitch will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Bryan King - Creator of The Kingly Cookbook. Bryan will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
T.D. Roebuck - Artist. T.D. will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Andy Childress - Creator of Bubbaworld Comics. Andy will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
Jesse Labbe - Creator of Berona’s Hundred Year War. Jesse will be on hand from to sign autographs for fans.
3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
Sanford Greene signs on Friday, April 29 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Join us on April 29th as we welcome artist Sanford Greene to the store! Sanford has worked for Marvel, DC and Archie on titles such as Marvel Adventures Spider-man, Batman Strikes, Wonder Girl, and Sonic the Hedgehog. He is currently working on the upcoming Dark Horse Presents and a graphic novel 1,000 for MTV Comics! Sanford will also have an exclusive print available at the store!
Sanford is making a pit stop at the store on his way to the Boston Comic Con which is being held April 30th and May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center. Get all the details on the con at www.bostoncomiccon.com! We’ll be at the show so make sure to stop by and say hi!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH