The Cultyard and NYCC Join for Art and Design Pavilion for 2010

Press Release:

THE CULTYARDâ„¢ COMES TO NEW YORK CITY

The Cultyard, Inc. Joins Forces with Reed Exhibitions to Create a Premier Art and Design Pavilion at the 2010 New York Comic Con

Norwalk, CT, July 13, 2010: ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) and The Cultyard, Inc. have today announced a partnership which will bring a new and focused pavilion for Art, Design, Collectible Toys, Pop-Tech, and Fashion to the New York Comic Con, October 8-10th, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. Working as consultant and ambassadors, the Cultyard will work to assist ReedPOP in expanding their hugely popular show, already the second largest event in NYC — enlisting the tastemakers, virtuosos, trendsetters, artists, thinkers, movers-doers and shakers of this potent design community and the potent brands they create. ReedPOP’s NYCC draws nearly 80,000 passionate fans, followers, exhibitors, and press. The Cultyard is excited to bring a unique brand of art, art-related ideas, and products into this dynamic event.

The Cultyard and NYCC are pleased to reveal that the following well-known names from the collectibles space have already pledged to exhibit within The Cultyard pavilion at the show: Tokidoki, Toy Tokyo, DKE, StrangeCo, Tenacious Toys, myplasticheart, Toyqube, and Mimoco. Additionally, artists appearing inside The Cultyard at NYCC will already include Simone Legno, Tara McPherson, and pushead.

Initially launched at the Comic Con International in 2004, The Cultyard has become a premier show-within-a-show for the art and design subculture genres. The Cultyard was conceived and is curated to showcase a premium list of creative lifestyle companies whose products include collectible designer toys, urban apparel, art and illustration, independent magazine publications, animation, tech and entertainment. Since its founding, The Cultyard has evolved into an influential shapeshifting community of apparel brands, art and design merchandisers, galleries, licensing organizations, independent entertainment juggernauts, and other creative businesses.

“ReedPOP’s NYCC is a perfect fit for the Cultyard,” states Jonathan Cathey, co-founder of The Cultyard, Inc. “It already exerts a great pop culture influence in one of the most design savvy cities in the world, and we are happy to take our circus on the road with them for a weekend of art and design proliferation.”

“The New York Comic Con is a showcase for the worlds of popular culture, and we’re proud now to expand our scope into the realms of indie and underground toys and art,” notes Larry Settembrini, Sales Manager for NYCC and other ReedPOP events. “We put emphases on comic books, movies, television, anime, manga, and video games, and now — through this partnership with The Cultyard — we anticipate strong success and participation by a variety of forward-thinking brands in one of the most artistic, edgy, influential areas of the popular arts.”

Tickets for NYCC are available now at www.nycomiccon.com. Other information about the show, which is co-located with the New York Anime Festival, as well as general news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Star Wars Celebration, is available via the Show Director Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.

ABOUT REEDPOP:

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.

ABOUT NEW YORK COMIC CON:

New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City. (www.newyorkcomiccon.com)

Kindling World Tour

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From James Jean’s newsletter:

Here is my schedule next month as I travel abroad to sign copies of Kindling, PR3, parchment, and flesh. I will also be speaking in Dublin, London, and Manila.
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DUBLIN, IRELAND

November 6-8th, 2009

OFFSET 2009 is a week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. Bringing together the world’s leading creatives we are producing an event that will both showcase the best work being done today as well as engaging with the creative community at large for a week of celebration, debate and inspiration.

LONDON, ENGLAND

COMICA London: Join North American guests James Jean and Tara McPherson for an evening discussion and illustrated presentation, followed by signings.

November 12, 2009 from 4-6pm.
Orbital Comics
Signing with James Jean & Tara McPherson

November 13, 2009 from 7pm.
£8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
Panel Discussion, Nash Room, ICA, The Mall

PARIS, FRANCE

November 14th, 2009 from 16:00 – 19:45
Librairie Album
67 boulevard Saint Germain
75005 PARIS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Please join James Jean for an exhibition of drawings and a signing of his latest works at Librairie Brüsel.

November 18th, 2009 from 15:00 – 18:00
Librairie Brüsel
Boulevard Anspach 100
1000 Brussels

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Details at www.fullybookedonline.com

November 22th, 2009 from 14:00
Fully Booked
Bonifacio High Street
858-7000, 7036-38

Hope to see you soon!
Details at ProcessRecess.com

NYC – Dr. Sketchy’s Artstar Tribute

October 22, 2009 by  
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Tara McPherson at Dr. Sketchy’s Artstar Tribute

This Saturday night in NYC! October 24th, 4-7 pm

Dr. Sketchy’s with the beautiful Stormy Leather in a special ArtStars Series Tribute to the talented Tara McPherson! Dr. Sketchy’s set wizards will be making an entire scene for you to draw to out of one of my paintings! So cool, I cant wait to see it!

The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St @ the corner of Stanton
F to Delancy in Manhattan

$10 in advance. $12 at the door
Bring your own art supplies.
Reserve tickets here.

The Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St, New York, NY

MA – Women of Comics

Tara McPherson, Becky Cloonan and more sign at That’s Entertainment on September 12th.

This Year’s guests include:

Tara Mcpherson

Becky Cloonan

Hwan Cho and Melissa Dejesus.

Hilary Price

Artists will be Sketching, Signing and Demonstrating!
NOON – 6pm!

That’s Entertainment, 244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609

www.thatse.com

Dark Horse Schedule at SDCC 2009

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DARK HORSE COMICS (BOOTH #2615)
2009 SIGNING SCHEDULE!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 (Preview Night):
Domo raffle! Come to our booth to win one of our San Diego Exclusive Domo Figures!
6:00 – 7:00 Charles Vess: Drawing Down The Moon
7:00 – 8:00 Bryan Talbot: Grandville

THURSDAY, JULY 23:
*11:00 – 12:00 Sergio Aragones: Groo
12:00 – 1:00 Dean Motter: Mister X, Electropolis
1:00 – 2:00 Steven Daily: It Ate Billy On Christmas
1:00 – 2:00 Scott Allie: Solomon Kane, Exurbia
2:00 – 3:00 Eric Powell: The Goon
2:00 – 3:00 Jill Thompson: Beasts of Burden
3:00 – 4:00 The Cleaners: Mark Wheaton & Rahsan Ekedal
3:00 – 4:00 Aliens & Predator: Raymond Swanland, Mark Irwin & Chris Warner
4:00 – 5:00 Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon: Umbrella Academy, Pixu, MySpace Dark Horse Presents, B.P.R.D.
4:00 – 5:00 Joshua Dysart: B.P.R.D., Conan
5:00 – 6:00 Dave Gibbons: Martha Washington
5:00 – 6:00 Rick Remender: Fear Agent, End League, Gigantic
6:00 – 7:00 David Lloyd: Kickback

dark-horse-comicsFRIDAY, JULY 24:
10:00 – 1:00 Stan Sakai: Usagi Yojimbo
11:00 – 12:00 Applegeeks: Ananth Panagariya & Mohammad F. Haque
11:00 – 12:00 Ricardo Delgado: Age of Reptiles
12:00 – 1:00 Adam Warren: Empowered
1:00 – 2:00 Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Jane Espenson & Georges Jeanty
1:00 – 2:00 Thomas E. Sniegoski: Lobster Johnson – The Satan Factory
2:00 – 3:00 Steve Niles: Criminal Macabre
2:00 – 3:00 Matt Wagner: Grendel
3:00 – 4:00 Yasuhiro Nightow: Trigun (*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Mass Effect: Omar Francia & Mac Walters
5:00 – 6:00 Creepy: Mike Woods, Joe Harris, Neil Kleid, Jason Shawn Alexander,
Eric Powell, Dan Braun & Hilary Barta
5:00 – 6:00 Unbound Saga: Joe Linsner, Leinil Yu & Mike Kennedy
6:00 – 7:00 Umbrella Academy: Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba
(*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
ALSO, FRIDAY, JULY 24TH IS STAR WARS DAY! STAR WARS CREATOR SIGNINGS ALL DAY:
11:00 – 12:00 Jeremy Barlow, Rick Lacy & Michael Atiyeh: Star Wars Adventures
12:00 – 1:00 Rob Chestney & Alex Sanchez: Star Wars – Old Republic
3:00 – 4:00 Colin Wilson & Tom Taylor: Star Wars – Invasion
4:00 – 5:00 Matt & Shawn Fillbach: Star Wars – Clone Wars Adventures

SATURDAY, JULY 25:
10:00 – 11:00 John Landis: Ground breaking filmmaker
11:00 – 12:00 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Jane Espenson & Georges Jeanty
11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Dave Filoni, Henry Gilroy & Steven Melching
12:00 – 1:00 Bryan Talbot: Grandville
12:00 – 1:00 Star Wars: Old Republic – Rob Chestney & Alex Sanchez
1:00 – 2:00 Ricardo Delgado: Age of Reptiles
2:00 – 3:00 Dethklok Vs. The Goon: Eric Powell & Metalocaplypse Director
Jon Schnepp
Saturday afternoon celebrates Dark Horse Originals!
2:00 – 3:00 Citzen Rex: Mario & Gilbert Hernandez
3:00 Р4:00 Insomnia Caf̩: M.K. Perker
3:00 – 4:00 3 Story: Matt Kindt
3:00 – 4:00 Rick Geary: The Adventures of Blanche

3:00 – 4:00 Mike Mignola: Hellboy
(*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 SUPER SECRET ANNOUNCEMENT PANEL (see Dark Horse Panel for details!) Gerard Way, Shaun Simon & Becky Cloonan
(*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
4:00 – 5:00 Larry Marder: Beanworld
5:00 – 6:00 365 Samurai: J.P. Kalonji
5:30 – 7:00 Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Joelle Jones
(*ticketed event: See Dark Horse employee for details)
6:00 – 7:00 Matt & Shawn Fillbach: Werewolves on the Moon: Versus Vampires

SUNDAY, JULY 26:
11:00 – 12:00 Bryan Talbot: Grandville
11:00 – 12:00 Star Wars: Invasion: Colin Wilson & Tom Taylor
12:00 – 1:00 Pixu: Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Becky Cloonan & Vasilis Lolos
12:00 – 1:00 Furry Water: Rafael Grampa & Daniel Pellizzari
1:00 – 2:00 Emily the Strange: Creator Rob Reger and Jessica Gruner
1:00 – 2:00 David Lloyd: Kickback
2:00 – 3:00 Tara McPherson: Lost Constellations
2:00 – 3:00 Nathan Fox: Pigeons From Hell
3:00 – 4:00 Dean Motter: Mister X, Electropolis
3:00 – 4:00 Unbound Saga: Joe Linsner, Leinil Yu, Mike Kennedy

And Check out these Dark Horse Related Panels and Events!

THURSDAY JULY 23

Action Figure Times present the Toy Maker Q&A
(featuring Dark Horse’s David Scroggy)
11:00 – 12:00 Room 32B

Free Screening: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with Musical Commentary!
8:00pm – 10:00pm Room 6A

FRIDAY JULY 24

Comic-Con in the 80’s (featuring Dark Horse’s David Scroggy)
12:00 – 1:00 Room 2

Creepy Panel
3:30 – 4:30 Room 3

Joss Whedon Panel
4:00 – 6:00 Ballroom 20

Eric Powell’s Goon Panel
6:00 – 7:00 Room 8

SATURDAY JULY 25

Dark Horse Panel!
Dark Horse: We Love Comics, Too! Join Publisher Mike Richardson, Director of Public Relations Jeremy Atkins and Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie, along with a cast of top creators, for an exclusive preview of all that Dark Horse has to offer in the coming year. THIS IS THE BIG ONE. Dark Horse breaks the mold with a format you’ve never seen. Make sure you’re able to say you were there when a new era in panels was ushered in. With breaking news on all of your favorite Dark Horse titles, major announcements and surprise guests, be the first to know about heroes, horror and more!
11:00 – 12:00 Room 2

Gerard Way Panel
2:15 – 3:15 Room 6DE

Hellboy Panel
4:30 – 5:30 Room 4

El Cortez Memories (Featuring Moderator David Scroggy, of Dark Horse)
5:00 – 6:00 Room 2

SUNDAY JULY 26

Emily the Strange Panel
11:00 – 12:00 Room 2

Usagi Yojimbo 25th Anniversary Panel
1:30 – 2:30 Room 8

“Grandville and the Art of Anthropomorphic Comic Tradition”
A presentation by Bryan Talbot
3:30 – 4:30 Room 3

http://www.darkhorse.com/

Lost Constellations European Tour

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Tara McPherson's European Tour

Tara McPherson's European Tour

From the newsletter of Tara McPherson (Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall)

European Lost Constellations & Gamma Mutant Space Friends Signing Tour!

One night signings and exhibitions for the new Lost Constellations Book by Dark Horse and Gamma Mutant Space Friends Mini-Figure Set by Kidrobot!! I’ll be bringing some small prints with me and tour posters that will be for sale at each event.

Be sure to check with each gallery/store the day of the event for the exact signing times.  

London
Forbidden Planet, Signing. 6-7pm
June 11

Manchester
Richard Goodall Gallery, Signing 1-5pm
June 13

Paris
ArtToyz, Signing
June 17

Dusseldorf
Slowboy Gallery, Signing and poster exhibition.
June 18

Münster
FB69 Gallery, Signing and small poster and drawings exhibition.
June 19

Hamburg
Feinkunst Krüger Gallery, Signing.
June 20

Berlin

Modern Graphics, Signing.
June 25

 Vienna
Inoperable Gallery, Signing and poster exhibition.
June 27

Zürich
Perla Mode, Signing and poster exhibition.
July 2

Rome
Dorothy Circus Gallery
, Signing.
July 4

Barcelona
Iguapop Gallery

July 9, Signing and Art Exhibition with new paintings and drawings.

Lisbon
Kingpin Books
, Signing.
July 18

UK – ‘Lost Constellations’ Signing

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Name: Tara McPherson

Date(s): June 11, 2009

Description: Tara McPherson – Lost Constellations
Thursday 11, June, 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Forbidden Planet is pleased to announce a signing by Tara McPherson. She will be signing Lost Constellations at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Thursday 11th June 6 – 7pm

Tara is based in New York City and creates art about people and their odd ways. Recalling many issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work. Lost Constellations is the second book of her astounding artwork, following the success of Lonely Heart.

Location: Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, United Kingdom

Website: http://forbiddenplanet.com/

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