OR – Will Eisner Week 2015

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Matt Wagner (writer of the upcoming Spirit comics series), comics critic Douglas Wolk, and Dr. Susan Kirtley, director of PSU’s Comics Studies program, appear on Friday, March 6, 2015 for discussion moderated by best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis. The event will also include a screening of the documentary  Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist preceding the panel at noon.

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Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-3000

NYC – Thief of Thieves Artist Speaks

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The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce that acclaimed comics and graphic novel artist SHAWN MARTINBROUGH will speak on Thursday, February 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM about his career, his influences, and his noir-influenced approach to storytelling as part of SI’s celebration of Black History Month. Martinbrough will be joined in conversation by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, longtime editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics line. Learn more…

Admission:
$15 Non-members
$10 Members
$7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)

Get tickets at the link!

ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights” animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, “GOTHAM.” Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include “Luke Cage Noir,” “Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive,” and a “Captain America” graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

Shawn is currently illustrating “Thief of Thieves,” the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, “The Walking Dead.” “Thief of Thieves” is in development for a live action television series.

Martinbrough is also the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,” published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.

A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com

ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. His books include Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

2015 Emerald City Comicon Cinema Series

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Press Release:

Cinerama and Emerald City Comicon are once again partnering to bring you the Second Annual ECCC Cinema Series! This unique event runs three nights at Seattle’s famous Cinerama and brings together movie stars talking about their films in an intimate Q&A before a screening of those same movies in glorious high definition!

On Thursday March 26, come watch one of the best pulp action films of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark! *Unfortunately Karen Allen has had to cancel her appearance at this event.*

On Friday March 27, it’s Excelsior time with Stan “The Man” Lee as he introduces you to the film that brought together the best of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and made them a team, The Avengers! *SOLD OUT.*

On Saturday March 28, don’t miss a Q&A with Brandon Routh that you’ll tell the cleaning lady about on Monday, before watching the cult hit Scott Pilgrim vs. The World! *Unfortunately Brandon Routh has had to cancel his appearance at this event.*

All Q&A’s will begin at 8:30 pm, with the screenings at 9:00 pm. The Q&As will be hosted by Mike Robles. Tickets are $25 each, and available directly from Cinerama.

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Poster art by Chrissie Zullo

Cinerama
2100 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121

OR – Red One Launch Party

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Press Release:

Things From Another World excited to announce a signing with Terry and Rachel Dodson, the series artists of the forthcoming Red One comic book series published by Image Comics. Be sure to visit us on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00 to 9:00pm to purchase the debut issue of this exciting series and get it signed by the artists.

What happens when America’s greatest hero . . . is a Russian Spy? Soviet Agent Vera Yelnikov is sent to 1977 Los Angeles by the Kremlin to become an American Superhero and spread communist values in the land of Uncle Sam in a funky superhero romp like something straight out of a Tarantino film.

Copies of Red One #1 will be available for purchase at the event. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet the artists behind this exciting new book and get the first issue signed March 18 at the Beaverton TFAW!

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Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 643-4222

CA – Bruce Campbell Signing

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Actor/writer Bruce Campbell appears at Things From Another World’s Universal CityWalk store on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

This will be a Valentine’s Day to remember when you visit TFAW to meet Bruce and get your favorite piece of memorabilia signed. This is a ticketed event–to get your free tickets, visit our Eventbrite page listed here. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Bruce Campbell has over 100 acting credits to his name, from starring roles and guest appearances in film and TV to voice acting in video games and cartoons. He is best known for his role as Ash in the Army of Darkness franchise, which has lived on over the years in a fan-favorite comic book series. Campbell is also an accomplished writer, having written several books, comic book series, and films.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bruce Campbell this Valentine’s Day at TFAW’s Universal CityWalk store.

** Limit of two items signed per person **

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Things From Another World
1000 Universal Center Drive, Suite 101, Universal City, California 91608

Boston Comic Con 2015 Guests Announced

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Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!

Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!

And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! *UPDATE* Photo ops are available now at the link!

Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.

About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

 

 

NYC – Dare2Draw w/ Reilly Brown

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Press Release:

The Art Students League of NY will be hosting their first Dare2Draw, on Thursday, January 29th, at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery!

The Art Students League has a deep and rich history of providing a place for some of America’s top comic book artists, to develop their skills. The Dare2Draw Program will be part of the long tradition of the League, of providing an oasis for all artists to follow and develop their passion.

Here are some of the comic book greats that have attended the Art Students League of NY, to name just a few… Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Jack Davis, Irwin Hasen, Gene Colan, Roy G. Krenkel, Al Feldstein, Bob Kane, Lou Fine, Carmine Infantino, Joe Orlando, Jack Kamen, Tom Palmer, Arthur Suydam, Mark Texeira and Josef Rubinstein.

Come Dare2Draw with Special Mentoring Guest Artist: Reilly Brown! (The new DC “Lobo”, “Deadpool” and his groundbreaking, creator-owned “Power Play”)
Hosted by our good friend and mentor: Simon Fraser! (The new “Dr. Who”, “Judge Dredd” and “Nikolai Dante”)

Reilly Brown will be talking to us about his trailblazing into the new frontier of creator-owned digital comics, and sharing about his experiences working for Marvel and DC Comics, as well as sharing some art tips with us.

Also, joining us to celebrate this first Dare2Draw at ASL will be journalist, writer, editor and filmmaker Annie Nocenti and comic book artist and illustrator, Josh Adams!​

Tickets available at the link.

​The ​Art Students League of NY
215 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019

MD – Star Wars #1 Launch Party

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Artist Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows) appears at Cards Comics and Collectibles to sign the store’s exclusive variant cover of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 on Wednesday January 14, 2015 from 5:00-7:30 PM! Plus fans can get a free Skottie Young lithograph with purchase!

Other variants and party exclusive covers will be available for sale! 50% off all Star Wars back issues, TPBs, and hardcovers all day!

Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

CA – Stan Lee Launches The Zodiac Legacy

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Legendary comic creator Stan Lee appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm, to discuss CONVERGENCE. In his first prose novel, factions, each comprised of people who harness animal power from the Chinese zodiac, fight to control the fate of the world.

(This is a wristbanded event. Please note that B&N will have pre-signed copies of CONVERGENCE for sale on the day of the event. Stan Lee will not be signing book on-site.)

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

CA – Star Wars #1 Signing

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Comics legend Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, appears at Beach Ball Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM! Stan drew the Beach Ball Comics EXCLUSIVE variant cover the first issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars series.

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

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