MA – Insect Man Signing

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Meet Chris Coleman, writer of the 50th anniversary issue of Insect Man created by owner and founder of the pop-culture store That’s Entertainment, at the Fitchburg store on Saturday March 5th from noon till 2:00 PM.

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That’s Entertainment
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

MA – Insect Man 50th Anniversary Signing

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Paul Howley, owner and founder of the pop-culture store, That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA announces the publication of a 50th anniversary edition of his comic book character “Insect Man.” The comic book features a dramatic cover drawn by famed comic artist Gene Colan and it is inked by Colan’s frequent collaborator Tom Palmer. The interior story and art is by local comic book creators Chris Coleman and Andy Fish.

The release of the issue will be celebrated with a signing event at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, February 13th from Noon till 2:00 PM. A signed, limited edition Insect Man print will be available for free on request, one per attendee while supply lasts. The event is free, appropriate for all ages and it is open to the public.

Howley created the Insect Man character during his youth in Bolton, MA, writing and drawing comic book issues that he would then photocopy for his friends beginning in 1966.

“Insect Man had a ring that allowed him to change instantly into any kind of bug. It was a good power for sneaking up on people, disappearing and for flying around,” Howley explains, “But if he needed to just clobber somebody, he’d stay in human form and do his best.”

“One unique aspect of Insect Man was that his base of operations was Worcester, rather than New York, Gotham or Metropolis,” Howley says. “We billed him as ‘Worcester’s Own Superhero.’ We sold copies in the store, and even mailed out copies to subscribers in other states.”

In 1997, comic artist Gene Colan, whom Howley calls “truly one of the greatest of all-time”, agreed to make a special appearance at That’s Entertainment to sketch and sign for awestruck fans. With decades of dynamic art for characters like Batman, Daredevil, The Avengers, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, and Dracula on his resume, Colan was Howley’s personal favorite artist.

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

MA – Head Lopper #2 Signing

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Creator Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl) appears at That’s Entertainment in Fitchburg on Wednesday December 9th from 3:00 to 6:30 PM for a comic book signing event of HEAD LOPPER #2.

MacLean will be drawing free, small sketches of his Head Lopper character on purchased copies of the comic book and will sign free Head Lopper prints, available upon request. Fans of his work can also purchase original artwork and prints available at the artist’s table. This event is intended for all members of the public thirteen and older.

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That’s Entertainment
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

MA – Local Comic Shop Day 2015

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Comic artist Jon Mills appears at That’s Entertainment on Saturday November 28, 2015 from noon till 4:00 PM drawing one free sketch per a customer! He has worked for DC and Marvel comics on titles such as Superboy and Gen 13.

Also we will be having a free board game demo! Local game herald Joel Pettit will be here to demo New Dawn, the exciting new game from Stronghold games!

We will also have limited edition comics that will be available for purchase a short time Saturday only!

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That’s Entertainment
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

MA – Head Lopper #1 Signing

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Comic creator Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl) appears at That’s Entertainment on Wednesday September 9, 2015 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of HEAD LOPPER!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

MA – New Zodiax #3 Signing

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Press Release:

Joe St. Pierre, veteran comic artist and writer, appears at That’s Entertainment from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m on Saturday, June 13th to celebrate the release of issue #3 of his comic book, The New Zodiax.

Mr. St. Pierre will be signing copies of the new book and offering free sketches upon request. He will discuss his current work as well as his long experience in the comic industry. He will have copies of his comic book and prints of his artwork available for purchase. This event will be free of charge and open to the public. All ages are welcome to attend.

Joe St. Pierre has worked in the comic and design industry for over twenty years, for major publishers such as Valiant, Image, Marvel, and DC Comics. He has contributed his creative talent to well-known titles such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Venom, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Superboy, as well as his own 1993 series, Secret Weapons. St. Pierre currently resides in Salem, MA, having moved there from New York three and a half years ago.

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That’s Entertainment
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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Jeff Shultz, Richard Maurizio, and Bob Noberini appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 2nd to celebrate Free Comic Book Day from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

As is tradition, the store will be giving away five free comics from a wide array of special releases made specifically to help celebrate the day. Over the years companies like Marvel and DC have used this event to launch their next big so be sure to check out this years selections! Customers are encouraged to come in early as some quantities of free comics are limited.

Special Guest Artists

Jeff Shultz – Artist of Archie, Betty and Veronica, and Jughead

Richard Maurizio – Artist of Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, Thunder Agents, and more.

Bob Noberini – well known for his dynamic superhero style

Artists will be showing their work offering signatures and drawing one free sketch for our customers.

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That’s Entertainment 
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

MA – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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Shelli ParolineBraden Lamb (Artist team on Adventure Time the comic book), Rob Stull (Comic book inker known for his work with Marvel, DC, Image, Aspen, Top Cow, etc.), Zack Giallongo (Known for his work in the Adventure Time comic book, Star Wars: Ewoks – Shadows of Endor, Broxo, and others), and Eric Merced (Has worked for major comic and gaming companies, such as Marvel, DC, IDW, Archie, Fantome, and more) appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!

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That’s Entertainment
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4207

MA – The Hobbit Graphic Novel Signing

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Fantasy artist David T. Wenzel and local cartoonist Bob Noberini appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday December 6th from noon till 5:00 PM!

David will be selling original art and prints, signing autographs and doing one free sketch per customer. Highlights of David’s work includes The Korvac Saga featured in Avengers comics and the highly acclaimed illustrated adaptation of The Hobbit!

Also appearing will be Bob Noberini from 12-5. Bob is well known for his dynamic superhero style and will be drawing one free sketch for our customers.

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That’s Entertainment
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-342-8607

MA – How i Made the World Signings

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Press Release:

That’s Entertainment presents comic book signing events at their locations in Worcester and in Fitchburg on July 2 and 9, respectively. Creators of a newly-released Xeric Grant winning comic book called “How i Made the World” will be on hand on those two Wednesday evenings to sign copies of their work, and to chat with fans and aspiring comic book creators. The event is free and open to the public.

Artist Randy Michaels is set to be at Thats Entertainment, 244 Park Avenue in Worcester on July 2 (4:00 to 7:00 p.m.); both Michaels and writer Liz Plourde will be at the 56 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg signing on July 9 (4:00 to 6:45 p.m.). Michaels will also be adding free sketches of a character from “How i Made the World” to the covers of the comics purchased by fans.

“How i Made the World” is a semi-autobiographical story about a college student and writer who is assigned a challenging art project; the work begins to consume her thoughts and restless nights until an epiphany brings all the details of the story together. The central character, in the words of Plourde, translates her everyday experiences into epic adventures. Advance reviews from industry websites and publications have praised the synergy between writer and artist, as well as the strong prose, memorable supporting characters and lovely, clean artwork. These are some of the characteristics that propelled this engaging slice-of-life comic to victory in the competition for the coveted Xeric Grant.

Ken Carson, manager of Thats Entertainment, says the comic belongs with other great, non-superhero or alternative comics like Love & Rockets and Optic Nerve. There is a very persistent, devoted market for this type of clever and literary comic. To me, its very character-driven. I really enjoyed spending time in the setting Liz and Randy created.

The Xeric Foundation is a private, nonprofit corporation based in Northampton, Massachusetts, which for twenty years awarded self-publishing grants to comic book creators. The Xeric Foundation was established by Peter Laird, co-creator of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. A few years ago, the Foundation announced it would award publishing grants for only a short time longer, changing their focus to charitable work, including fostering environmentalism, literacy, and the arts. Fortunately for Plourde and Michaels, How i Made the World was submitted just in time and awarded one of the final grants. The sole major wholesaler to comic book shops, Diamond Distributors, then accepted the comic for solicitation to retailers, which also gave How i Made the World an important edge over most self-published comics.

Michaels and Plourde, who both currently live in southern New Hampshire, have strong ties to the Central New England area. Michaels works in illustration and TV production, and Plourde currently teaches at Mt. Washington College.

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