OH – Asian Americans and Comics

geneYang350Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Wexner Center for the Arts for a free lecture on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM!

Press Release:

Asian Americans represent one of the largest demographics working in today’s US comic book world. How did they come to be so involved in this medium, and what does their work as writers, artists, editors, and publishers mean for the industry? At this free lecture, award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will explore these issues by discussing prominent Asian American cartoonists, the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics, commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art, and how being an Asian American has shaped his own work in comics.

The creator of American Born Chinese (2006), Boxers and Saints (2013), Secret Coders (2015), Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, and DC’s Superman among many other acclaimed comics, Yang was recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. Teens interested in comics are invited to register for a free workshop with Yang; space is limited, so register now at the link. A book signing will follow the event.

Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Good Grief!: Children and Comics (opening June 10) and the Children’s Literature Association’s national conference (at Ohio State June 9–11; visit childlitassn.org/2016 for details).

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Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 292-3535

Dallas Comic Show Returns Aug. 6-7

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Press Release:

The DALLAS COMIC SHOW returns to the Richardson Civic Center on August 6-7, 2016. We continue bringing the DFW area an affordable and family-friendly event featuring comic book creators, celebrity guests, anime, cosplayers and more. John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in the STAR WARS films) kick off the guest list with many more to come. Information will be updated on www.dallascomicshow.com as details are confirmed.

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NV – Beatles Poster Signing

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Artist Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come, Astro City) appears at Mirage Hotel & Casino’s Beatles Shop on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 3:30 PM to sign a brand-new set of posters of Beatles portraits.

Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
702.792.7729

SF – Children’s Book Week

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Press Release:

Children’s Book Council presents their West Coast keynote event celebrating Children’s Book Week with Gene Luen Yang (Secret Coders, American Born Chinese) in conversation with Raina Telgemeier (Sisters, Smile) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM. A fun, engaging opportunity for young people to meet and learn from their favorite graphic novelists.

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4400

OR – An Evening w/ Gene Luen Yang

geneYang350Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Alberta Rose Theatre on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Gene Luen Yang, recently appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, began making comics and graphic novels over 15 years ago. In 2006, his book American Born Chinese became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. Boxers & Saints, his two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion, was published in 2013. It was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. Yang has done a number of other comics, including Dark Horse Comics’ continuation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender and DC Comics’ Superman. And his newest book, Secret Coders, has been described in Wired Magazine as “like Harry Potter, but with computers instead of wands.”

Gene Luen Yang’s visit is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

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Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 719-6055

NY – Free Comic Book Day 2016 Signing

FCBD-logoThe Comic Book Depot celebrates on Saturday May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!

Come down for your FREE Comic Books (limit to 5 free comics per person)

Special Appearances by:
Joe Kelly from noon – 2:00 PM
Zeea Adams from noon – 2:00 PM
Sean Chen from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Greg Pak from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
J.C. Vaughn from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Vincent Spencer from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Free balloon animals or superheroes by our very own Mr. PoppinTwist.

Sales:
15% off all new comics
25% of all back issues
upto 75% off all graphic novels and hardcovers
20% off all board games
boxes of 25 cent comics

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The Comic Book Depot
2847 Jerusalem Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793
516-221-9337

NE – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Join the UNO School of the Arts in welcoming graphic novel author and comic artist Gene Luen Yang to the UNO campus on Thursday April 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Yang has penned such beloved and critically acclaimed graphic novels as “American Born Chinese,” “Boxers & Saints,” and “Animal Crackers,” as well as working on popular comic series including “Superman” and “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Yang was also recently named the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council.

Yang will be giving a lecture on his experiences, as well doing a Q & A session and book signing. Books and comics will be available for purchase, provided by Legend Comics and Coffee. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in Lot T (lower level of East Parking Garage) beginning at 5:30 P.M.

Questions? Contact Dr. Jeremy Johnson.

This event is sponsored by the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media’s Cultural Enrichment Fund, which seeks to provide opportunities for UNO students to experience and engage with the arts. UNO is an AA/EEO /ADA institution. For questions, accommodations or assistance please call/contact Charlotte Russell, ADA/504 Coordinator (phone: 402.554.3490 or TTY 402.554.2978) or Anne Heimann, Director, Disability Services (phone: 402.554.2872).

University of Nebraska Omaha
6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Press Release:

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with music, food, beer and comic-book creators

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY will be bigger than ever this year in North Hollywood, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment make their triumphant return to North Hollywood for the 2nd ANNUAL BLASTOFF COMICSFEST! Taking place on May 7, 2016, at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood from 10 am to 4 pm, BLASTOFF COMICSFEST will be the place to be in Los Angeles for Free Comic Book Day, with comics creators from Marvel, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Boom! and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches and meet with comic-book fans young and old outdoors in the beautiful Southern California sun! With a beer garden, food stations, a live DJ, costumed hero photo ops, and of course, lots of free comics! Plenty more details and announcements to come, so mark your calendars now!

Scheduled to appear:
JOELLE JONES (Lady Killer, Superman: American Alien)
NICHOLAS MEYER (The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
STEVE NILES (The October Faction, Monster and Madman)
JAMIE S. RICH (Lady Killer, Ares & Aphrodite)
CHRIS RYALL (Rom: Spaceknight, String Divers, Onyx)

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The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2555

TX – Gene Luen Yang Signing

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Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang appears at the Bedrock City Comic Co. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM! Gene has written acclaimed graphic novels such as American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, The Shadow Hero, Secret Coders, Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender comics series, DC’s Superman, and more. Gene is also the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature as appointed by the Library of Congress.

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Bedrock City Comic Co.
4602 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007
(713) 862-0100

NYC – House of Penance #1 Signing

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Peter J. Tomasi (Batman & Robin, Detective Comics, Superman) and Ian Bertram (Zero, Batman Eternal, Secret Wars: E is for Extinction) appear at JHU Comic Books on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM to meet fans and sign their new series, House of Penance for Dark Horse Comics! This gorgeous book is filled with horror, suspense, mystery and eye-popping visuals!

Join us as we celebrate the launch with these to incredible talents on a special Friday Night signing!

*Purchase of House of Penance #1 required to participate in signing event.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

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