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  • CA – Vis-A-Vis Panel

    vis-a-vis1Trevor Alixopulos, Arthur De Pins, Edward Gauvin, Jul, Abel Lanzac, Dan Panosian, John Pham, and Fabien Vehlmann appear at Meltdown Comics on Sunday November 9th at 2:00 pm!

    Press Release:

    Come meet the creators of the best of today’s graphic novels in L.A. and France for discussions on their art and the vitality of the international comics scene.

    The authors’ books will be available for purchase from Stuart Ng Books, the largest importer of bande dessinée in the U.S.



    – Comics in Hollywood: French-American exchanges today
    – Looking for new contents: comics on the big and the small screens
    – Adaptation and translation: the challenges of transcultural adaptations
    – Books in motion: graphic novels in animation.

    Meltdown Comics
    7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 851-7223

    CA – Table Taffy Signing

    Sean “Cheeks” Galloway and Ryan Benjamin sign at Stuart Ng Books on Saturday August 4, 2012 from 12 noon to 2pm where they will be signing their new Table Taffy books. They will add a sketch in this book and you may request a character of your choice! You can pre-order your copy to be shipped or picked up at the store.

    Book 1 has Gumshoes issue 1 and Pancratia issue 1 along with sneak peaks to more Little Big Heads and much more!

    Book 2 has behind-the-scenes stuff like process and a ton of backgrounds and character designs.

    Ryan is “a professional comic book artist. Image, Wild Storm, Marvel and DC to name a few. I am always drawing something. I also do allot of 3d animation in Lightwave. I am also a conceptual artist for various companies. Right now I am with Sony.”

    Sean works primarily in animation as a character designer. His work is evident on the Hellboy animated films and the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. He has also contributed to DC Comics (Teen Titans Go, Wednesday Comics).

    Stuart Ng Books 
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – Massive Swerve 4 Signing

    Robert Valley signs at Stuart Ng Books on Saturday, July 28th, from 3 to 5 pm. Robert will sign or inscribe your book and add a unique original drawing. Copies will be available at the signing. You are welcome to bring your own copy to be signed. Contact the store if you would like to order a copy to be shipped immediately after the signing.

    Robert Valley is an animator, designer, storyboard artist, and director. He is one of the most unique and innovative designers working in animation today.

    Robert was born In Vancouver in 1969. After completing a four year animation course in Vancouver, Robert moved to San Francisco in 1992 and began directing animated commercials. In 1997 he opened up his own company called Maverix studios, also located in San Francisco. In 2000 he went back to being freelance and on the road, working in UK, France, Spain, New Zealand, Korea, etc. He now lives in the US. He is most famous for his work with the band Gorillaz, creating the promo spot for The Beatles: Rock Band, and most recently as lead character designer on the animated series Tron: Uprising currently airing on the Disney Channel and Disney XD. He has had solo shows in galleries in Los Angeles and Paris.

    His latest self-published art book, Massive Swerve 4, is a new full-length story “pear cider and cigarettes.” This is a story about a hard-living childhood friend of Robert’s, Techno, spans decades and continents, and it is amazing. Techno was the cool kid everyone was in awe of in high school. Robert tells the story of the rest of his life. This is Part One of Two. (Part Two will be published in 2013.)

    Robert will also have a selection of original art, boards, and designs, which will be for sale.

    Stuart Ng Books 
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – Shadowline Signing

    Artist Ian McCaig signs at Stuart Ng Books on Tuesday June 5th from 7:00 – 9:00pm!

    Press Release:

    Meet artist and concept designer Iain McCaig in our bookstore Tuesday, June 5th, from 7 to 9 pm.  If you cannot attend in person, you may order an autographed copy.   Iain will be happy to inscribe/personalize the books upon request.   We have a limited supply of hardcover first editions of Iain’s retrospective art book.

    “McCaig is best known for his work as a principal designer on the three Star Wars prequels, including the iconic characters Queen Amidala and Darth Maul, as well as his work on many major motion pictures, television, and video games. His work can be seen in such acclaimed films as Terminator 2, Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. “Shadowline presents a stunning portfolio of more than two decades of McCaig’s masterful concept designs and storyboards, cover art and illustrations, as well as his private sketchbooks and personal paintings.”

    Stuart Ng Books
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – Encore Signing

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    Eric Canete signs and sketches in his new long awaited hardcover art book Encore at Stuart Ng Books!

    Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 25th, 12 noon to 3pm, you will be able to meet this incredible artist and pick up your copy of his book. All while you watch him draw something special and unique just for you.

    Whether you are coming to the signing in person or placing an order online, when you order Encore from Stuart Ng Books, Eric has generously agreed to draw the character or subject of your choice in the book!

    Encore is very special, this oversized book is 300+ pages! It’s printed on full color, glossy stock inside a clamshell box with spot UV accents. It features work from the past seven years and the subject matter ranges from superheroes, to girls, to fantasy characters and back. (There is a great Iron Giant piece) Any collector will love it. With the added bonus of a signature and original drawing it is a must for any fan of Canete’s work.

    This book is the fruit of Canete’s Kickstarter fundrasier. Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Which means that the printing of this book was funded entirely by fans of Canete’s work. This is a new and very exciting way to publish books!

    Eric works in both the comic and animation industry.  He has drawn for all the major comic book publishers: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image.  In animation, he has worked on Aeon Flux, Men In Black, Dark Fury, The Batman, Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10, Tron, and the upcoming Batman CG.

    Stuart Ng Books
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – The Art of Craig Elliott Signing

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    Visual development/concept artist Craig Elliott appears at Stuart Ng Books on Saturday, February 11, from 2:00 to 5:00pm. Come meet this very talented artist, ask him questions, watch him draw, and maybe even get a book signed.

    Craig has agreed to not only sign his new art book but also to create personalized drawings in copies purchased at the signing or ordered through our site. If you can’t wait to hold this book in your hands, he has given us signed & numbered bookplates each with a unique original 4 x 6 inch drawing of a lovely Hawaiian hula girl!

    Stuart Ng Books
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    Pierre Alary Returns to SDCC 2011

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    Stuart Ng Books hosts French artist Pierre Alary for a signing at Comic-Con International 2011! Plus commissions are currently available!

    Press Release:

    It has been four years since our friend Pierre Alary last came to Comic-Con. We are very excited to have him making a return appearance this year. We will have all three volumes of Belladone and all three volumes of Sinbad available. Pierre will sign on Thursday and Friday. John Fleskes has graciously offered Pierre signing space at the Flesk Publications booth (#5019) directly opposite ours (Booth #5012). 

    Pierre will be bringing some original art which he will have for sale.

    Pierre Alary Accepting Commissions for SDCC

    Pierre is also accepting orders for art commissions which he will complete at home and deliver at SDCC. Examples are available at the link. The rates for these SDCC commissions are as follows:

    $400 for a single character, full figure, inked, with a simple background and/or watercolor accents.

    $300 for a single character, full figure, inked, no background.

    $250 for a single character, full figure, in pencil.

    Paper size is approximately 11″x14″ or 11″x17″

    The images in this email are all examples of Pierre’s $400 commissions, prior to the addition of watercolor.

    If you want an Alary commission, email Stuart Ng directly with your request (info@stuartngbooks.com). Please put “Alary Commission Request” in the subject line.

    Because these pieces are made to order, payment is required in advance. Cash or check is preferred. We will accept Paypal or credit card payments for Pierre, however we will need to add 5% to Pierre’s prices to cover our processing fees.

    20655 Western Ave., Ste 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – Mandy Signing

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    Animator and Playboy cartoonist Dean Yeagle signs and sketches in his newly revised and expanded hardcover art book, Melange on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from  2:00 – 4:00 PM. 

    Stuart Ng Books
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – Animals Real & Imagined Signing


    Star Wars creature designer Terryl Whitlatch signs on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from  2:00 – 4:00 PM.

    Please join us for this rare opportunity to meet and talk to this amazing artist.  She will be signing her new art book Animals Real And Imagined published by Design Studio Press.  As time permits, Terryl may be able to render a small sketch as well as autographing her book.  Arrive early for your chance to get a sketch in your book!

    Stuart Ng Books
    20655 S Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance, CA 90501
    (310) 909-1929

    CA – Tikitis Signing

    Fabien M and Jerry Frissen and William Stout sign at Stuart Ng Books next Saturday, December 11th, from 1pm to 3pm.

    Both artists will be signing, inscribing and drawing in their books for our mail-order customers as well as those coming to the signing in person.
    Direct from his home in Paris, bande dessinée artist Fabien M is making a rare trip to Los Angeles and will be signing and drawing in copies of THE TIKITIS for our customers.  THE TIKITIS is a brand-new English language comic collection of the French series Les Tikitis (appearing in the Lucha Libre books as well as stand-alone Les Tikitis albums in France). 

    Jerry Frissen, writer of Les Tikitis, Lucha Libre, and other French comics, and the graphic designer of the Humanoids US line, will be joining Fabien to sign THE TIKITIS.

    Considering Fabien lives in France and Jerry in California, this is a rare opportunity to have a copy of this book signed by both creators!

    Fabien M and Jerry Frissen will also be debuting and signing the new designer vinyl KING KATCH from Muttpop.  This is the latest vinyl figure based upon the Lucha Libre characters (Tequila, El Panda, Dr. Destruction, Red Demon, Gobi) and the first based upon a Tikitis character.  All of the Muttpop Lucha Libre vinyl figures look great and this one is no exception.

    We will be taking orders for signed copies of THE TIKITIS and/or KING KATCH through December 10.  You can request your copy simply signed with a drawing or personalized (inscribed to yourself or a friend). 

    Learn about Fabien and see his work on his blog: http://fabien-m.blogspot.com/
    William Stout (illustrator, underground cartoonist, movie poster and album cover artist, visual development artist, production designer, muralist, paleo-artist, wildlife painter, and Antarctic explorer) will be signing and drawing in copies of his new full-color art book INSPIRATIONS.  This is a companion to his last collection of fantasy illustrations, Hallucinations.  The theme of INSPIRATIONS is women of the fantasy realm and it is one of Bill’s strongest books chock full of beautiful color pieces.  Flesk publications is already sold out of the hardcover edition (limited to 500 S&N copies): order your copy from us now and get an original drawing in the book at no extra cost!

    We will be taking orders through December 10 for signed copies of INSPIRATIONS, HALLUCINATIONS, or any other of Bill’s books we have in stock.  You can request your copy simply signed with a drawing or personalized (inscribed to yourself or a friend).  You can also request/suggest a particular subject for your drawing (subject to the artist’s approval, of course).

    If you can attend in person, you’ll be able to meet and talk to these creators, have them sign books you bring in, and hang out at the most dangerous book store in Southern California.

    Date:      Saturday, Dec. 11
    Time:     1:00pm-3:00pm
    Place:     Stuart Ng Books, 20655 Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance CA 90501

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