Artist Phil Jimenez appears at Society of Illustrators on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:30pm!
About Phil Jimenez:
At an early age, Phil Jimenez learned of the world of comics through his love of Star Wars, leading him into Marvel Comics series based on the film. In addition, he was a big fan of the Super Friends and Wonder Woman TV show (soon to become a big fan of her comic version, thanks to George Perez’s post-crisis re-launch).
Attending Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts, Phil developed the skills he needed to become a comic book artist, being picked by Neal Pozner to draw a two-part Cyborg story in Showcase Œ93. A few of Phil’s more well known works are Fairest, Team Titans, Tempest, Guy Gardner: Warrior, Robin, Invisibles, New X-Men, and is very well known for his work on Wonder Woman, JLA/Titans: Technis Imperative, and his many pin-ups (notably: numerous Secret Files and Origins) and group splashes including the Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, and DC One-Million. Jimenez is currently at work on a creator-owned DC title for their Vertigo line called “Otherworld.”
Phil would also act as the stand-in for Tobey Maguire during the costume-designing scene in the 2002 Spider-Man feature film. But, in addition to his excellent talent for visual art, Phil is an accomplished writer as well thanks in large part to the man who not only hired him, but also taught him to write, draw, and love passionately, Neal Pozner. Unfortunately, Neal passed away in 1994 after contracting the HIV virus.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
James Franco appears at The Strand for a very special evening with Frank Bidart on Friday August 9th from 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Academy Award Nominated Actor James Franco plays with the concept of memoir in his new book A California Childhood, through personal snapshots, sketches, paintings, poems, and stories.
An actor treads the line between reality and fiction every time he plays a part, and
for James Franco, that exploration isn’t limited to the screen—he’s also a visual artist with several exhibitions under his belt as well as the author of the widely praised story collection Palo Alto.
On the evening of August 9th, James will join us in the store for a special conversation and signing with legendary poet and academic Frank Bidart. Aside from the achievement of his many collections, Frank’s 2002 chapbook, Music Like Dirt, is the only chapbook to ever be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. James and Frank will be speaking on memoir, California, and their own approaches to their written and visual creative endeavors.
Buy a copy of California Childhood or a $25 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. This event will be located in our fifth floor loft space, accessible through the elevator bank at 826 Broadway. In order to come up to the event, customers must have already purchased tickets either through our website or at our main floor registers. Doors open at 6pm.
828 Broadway (at 12th St.), New York, NY 10003-4805
Marvel Entertainment has released their panel and booth signing schedule for Comic Con International in San Diego. Highlights include Stan Lee, director Joss Whedon, Hayley Atwell, the cast and crew of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg! Plus many writers and artists from the House of Ideas such as Brian Michael Bendis, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr, Sara Pichelli, Mark Brooks, Jeph Loeb, and more!
STAN LEE signs at Flying Colors Comics Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 12:30pm-3:00pm!! Excelsior!!
We’re thrilled to bring STAN LEE to Flying Colors as part of Flying Colors ongoing 25th Anniversary celebration.
We are working hard to make this an incredibly memorable and positive event for all who attend.
The Stan Lee Experience package includes:
• One autograph on a flat item (please be sure what you bring to be signed is an authorized item Stan was personally involved with), and…
• One photo (to be available for download on Aug. 8).
Autographs and photos will be strictly limited. Buy your autograph and photograph package at Flying Colors for $125.
Buy your Stan Lee package early and get priority line privileges, meaning we will be lining you up in order.
We ask that everyone purchasing autograph/photo packages get here by 11:30 prior to the 12:30 start of the event.
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
**UPDATE: UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNAVOIDABLE CIRCUMSTANCES, STAN LEE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE SHOW THIS YEAR. We have closed sales of the Stan Lee tickets and will be in touch in the coming weeks with refund options for existing buyers of Stan Lee tickets.**
The Baltimore Comic-Con is honored to announce that Stan “The Man” Lee will return to Baltimore for the third year in a row at this year’s convention. The 14th Annual show will be taking place at the Baltimore Convention Center the weekend of September 7-8, 2012.
For this year’s show, Lee will be making appearances both days, signing autographs and posing for photographs with fans in attendance of the show.
He is known the world over as the architect of the Marvel Universe and the Father of Modern Comics. Along with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee co-created some of the most iconic characters of the Silver Age, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Iron Man, and Doctor Strange.
Lee began his career in comics in 1939 at the age of 16, working for Martin Goodman at Timely Comics. He made his writing debut in 1941 with a text filler story in Captain America Comics #3 and wrote his first back-up story for the title two issues later. Lee continued to write for the publisher and, at the age of 19, was installed as interim editor. With a head for business and an eye for comics, Lee graduated to become editor-in-chief and art director of the comics division.
Throughout his illustrious career, which has spanned more than 70 years, Lee has been a writer, editor, publisher, President, and Chairman at Marvel Comics. He’s made cameo appearances in 17 films based on his creations-including Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios’ follow-up to The Avengers.
“Having Stan back for a third year is just incredible for both the fans and the show as a whole,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “With him appearing both days again this year, we’re setting the stage for our biggest and best year yet!”
Details regarding ticket pricing for signings and VIP packages will be released over the next few weeks. To receive the latest information about Stan Lee and all of the Baltimore Comic-Con news, sign up for our mailing list at baltimorecomiccom.com!
Stan Lee joins our previously announced guests, including: Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk); and Bill Willingham (Fables).
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 7-8, 2013. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 7th.
Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company that brings the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to its global clientele, announced today that Nerd HQ will return to San Diego July 18th-21st in a new location, Petco Park (100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101), home of the San Diego Padres.
Over the last three years, Nerd HQ has continually expanded and given fans a unique experience while in San Diego for the international comic book and entertainment festival. This year Nerd HQ will again provide fans with a home base where they can experience cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exciting autograph signings, cornerstone events and exclusive parties, including Levi’s annual NERD Party.
“With the move to Petco Park, we can bring fans an even bigger, more dynamic experience during Nerd HQ 2013.” said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. “Moving to the ballpark is a major step in the growth of Nerd HQ and will allow us to expand our tradition of offering exclusive access to new games, technology, and the opportunity for intimate conversations with some of the Hollywood’s most influential celebrities and creatives.”
Returning this year is the very popular philanthropic panel series, “Conversations for a Cause” which will stream through The Nerd Machine YouTube page, NerdMachineTV. Last year’s panels raised $140,000 for Operation Smile and consisted of some of the most talked about films, television shows and video games, including: “Chuck,” “Doctor Who,” “Grimm,” “NTSF,” “Robot Chicken,” “The Man with the Iron Fists,” “Expendables 2,” “Tomb Raider” and “Twilight.” Panelists included many of today’s top actors, actresses and film and game makers including Ashley Greene, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Ritter, Jared Padalecki, Joss Whedon, Kellan Lutz, Lucy Liu, Nathan Fillion, RZA, Seth Green, Stan Lee, Terry Crews, and Zachary Levi, among many others. This year’s panels, which will be announced in the coming days, are sure to bring fun surprises and intriguing discussions. Individual tickets will sell for $22, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. For more information, schedule updates and tickets please visit www.thenerdmachine.com.
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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE – The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated in bringing its global clientele the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to nurture an environment where community interaction thrives, creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a “mission of redefinition” that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?
Todd McFarlane speaks at his alma mater Eastern Washington University on June 14-15th!
Eastern Washington University is proud to welcome back to campus Todd McFarlane, an entertainment and business mogul and an international awarding-winning artist, during its Commencement weekend June 14-15.
Todd McFarlane ’84, who will be the keynote speaker at one of two graduation ceremonies that weekend, became a comic book sensation in the 1980s due to his work on Marvel Comics Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he launched his own comic title, Spawn, which became one of the 1990s’ most popular heroes and which launched a highly successful and diverse career that includes action figures, film, animation and video games. Spawn became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a top grossing live-action feature film from New Line Cinema. McFarlane founded and controls the award-winning McFarlane Toys, a leader in the action figure industry, and produces products based on the some of the hottest entertainment and sports properties.
The night before commencement, Friday, June 14, EWU will present Road Trip to Creative Autonomy, an evening with Todd McFarlane from 7-8 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, WA. An autograph session will follow. Admission to this special speaking engagement is $15, and will include a highly limited edition Spawn comic book with EWU Grad special cover. The event is free for EWU students with Eagle Card ID. Advanced registration is required and IDs will be scanned at the door. Space is limited, so please RSVP at the link.
McFarlane, who once worked as a janitor while studying and playing baseball at Eastern, will be the keynote speaker during the 2 p.m. Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, for students in the College of Science, Health and Engineering and the College of Arts, Letters and Education.
MORE ABOUT TODD MCFARLANE
About McFarlane Toys: Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become a leader and redefined the standards within the action figure industry. 2013 Marquee lines include The Walking Dead TV and Comics, Assassin Creed and HALO video franchises and officially licensed teams of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. McFarlane has won two Emmys, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Grammy and hundreds of international awards for his work in the arts and action figure industry. Todd McFarlane Entertainment continues to development projects in film, television and video games. For more information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit www.McFarlane.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
PETER DAVID, acclaimed “writer of stuff,” including HULK, X-FACTOR, and STAR TREK, goes one-on-one with comics writer, editor, and critic DANNY FINGEROTH (author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH) for a freewheeling discussion.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2013
Event will be held at:
The Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Prince), New York, NY 10014
Purchase ticket in advance: $10
Pay at the door: $15
ABOUT Peter David
PETER DAVID is a prolific, award-winning author whose career, and continued popularity, spans more than two decades. He has worked in every conceivable media: Television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories, and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them. In the literary field, Peter has had over fifty novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Peter’s comic book resume includes an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such varied and popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens, and many others. His website is www.peterdavid.net.
DANNY FINGEROTH was a longtime writer and editor for Marvel Comics and was Senior VP of Education at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA). He is the author of Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent; and co-editor (with Roy Thomas) of The Stan Lee Universe, a treasury of interviews, articles, and mementos relating to the co-creator of the Marvel Universe. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.
Soho Gallery For Digital Art is a multi-purpose event space, art gallery and theater.
We are located at 138 Sullivan Street btwn Houston and Prince. The gallery is 2000 sq. feet on 2 floors with 16 40″ digital canvases that can be customized for any event as well as projector and screen in our 75-seat theater downstairs.
Centrally located in an iconic NYC neighborhood, SGDA has hosted all types of events; company parties, corporate meetings, product launches, film screenings, film shoots, art shows, fashion shows, theatrical performances and special occasions.
If you can dream it, we can do it.
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
Andy Kuhn, John Dell, Derec Donovan, Mark Probst, and many more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Andy Kuhn - Fire Breather, TMNT, Spider-Man, Batgirl
John Dell - Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers vs X-Men, JLA
Mark Probst - Action Comics New 52, Aquaman, JLA
Steven Butler - Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men
Mitch Byrd - Green Lantern, Lady Death, Generation X
Steve Scott - Batman, JLA, She-Hulk
Derec Donovan - Youngblood, Green Lantern, R.E.B.E.L.S.
Barry Gregory - Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Thomas Florimonte - Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Wade Acuff - Lord Of the Rings Movies, Nickelodeon’s Lazy Town
Bryan King - Neo-Earth
Andy Childress - Bubbaworld Comix
PLUS a Cosplay Contest with a $100 prize
AND Raffles and Auctions held with all proceeds going to local libraries.
3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532