CA – FCBD: Stan Lee & More Signing

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This year, THE COMIC BUG isn’t “doubling down” on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, it’s TRIPLING DOWN with free comics, artists and activities happening on THREE stages to scratch your geek itch throughout the day!

STAN LEE is coming to The Comic Bug courtesy of his convention Stan Lee’s Comikaze for Free Comic Book Day! Comikaze has arranged with Stan to give 100 lucky Comic Bug fans a FREE autograph!! Raffles to be held on Free Comic Book Day! To enter to win, you must come to Free Comic Book Day at either our Culver City shop, Culver City Teen Center or our Manhattan Beach location. Winners announced at 2:00! Stan Lee will be signing at our Culver City shop at 4:00 PM.

At the CULVER CITY TEEN CENTER just a few doors down from The Comic Bug’s Culver City location, The Con Man creator/star ALAN TUDYK, PJ HAARSMA and SHANNON ERIC DENTON will be signing FREE copies of SPECTRUM #0 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. SPECTRUM is a Free Comic Book release based on the fictional TV show that actors Tudyk and Nathan Fillion starred on prior to their stint on the con circuit on CON MAN.

SHANNON LEE, daughter of Bruce Lee, will be signing copies of BRUCE LEE: THE DRAGON RISES FCBD EDITION along with writer JEFF KLINE later in the afternoon (exact time TBD) at the Culver City event.

Back by popular demand, LOLA XOXO creator SIYA OUM will be on hand to sign copies of THE COMIC BUG’s EXCLUSIVE SIYA OUM EDITION of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1.

Also appearing at the Culver City Teen Center are BRANDON EASTON, JOSHUA FIALKOV, DAN WICKLINE, MEGAN HUTCHISON, J.T. KRUL, BARBARA KESEL and many, many others. There will also be a cosplay/fantasy backdrop photo booth courtesy of PIXELBOOTH, geek speed dating games and opportunities by CUDDLI, Power Ranger photo ops courtesy of POWER MORPHICON and a chance to meet and join the two creator groups currently running at The Comic Bug, THE SKETCHY BUGS and the female-run LADYBUGS.

Meanwhile, at The Manhattan Beach locations (The Comic Bug Manhattan Beach and The Game Hub), DEADPOOL artist SCOTT KOBLISH headlines, drawing free sketches of everyone’s favorite Merc with Mouth. Koblish will be joined by ELEPHANTMEN creator and Comic Bug store logo designer RICHARD STARKINGS, D.J. KIRKBRIDE, BRIAN HABERLIN, Eisner-Award winner ANDREW ROBINSON, ERIKA ALEXANDER, TONY PURYEAR and many others. There will also be an exciting game of SKETCH FIGHTER with professional comic artists and stand-up comedians. Pictures will be auctioned off and all proceeds benefit THE HERO INITIATIVE.

KOTOBUKIYA will be on-hand at both locations with a slew of raffles and fun giveaways.

Live coverage of all three events will be handled by THAT HASHTAG SHOW. The Comic Bug is also promising food trucks, cosplayers and fun games for the entire family. In addition to the exclusive MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK RANGER exclusive by Siya Oum, The Comic Bug is releasing an exclusive BLACK PANTHER #1 with a cover by Mike McKone.

Here’s an alphabetical listing of many of the creators who will be attending our Free Comic Book Day events on May 7th! See you there!

Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony)
Alan Tudyk (Con Man)
Alicia Hollinger (Heavy Metal Magazine)
Andrew Robinson (The Fifth Beatle)
Barbara Kesel (My Little Pony, Wonder Woman)
Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers)
Brandon Easton (Transformers Deviations, Agent Carter)
Brian Haberlin (Faster Than Light)
Chris Brandt (Bainst)
Chris Kawagiwa (TeeFury)
Christine Hipp (LadyBugs)
Dan Wickline (Tales of Honor)
Daniel Ramirez (Repo Thief for Hire)
Dave Baker (Suicide Forest)
Dave Crosland (Invader Zim)
David Blake Lucarelli (Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole, The Bigger Bang)
Don Walker (Agent Wild)
Ethan Castillo (11 year old artist supreme!)
Erika Alexander (Concrete Park)
Flobo Boyce (Silver Streek)
Frank Mastromauro (Overtaken, Shrugged)
Hannibal Tabu (Fathom Sourcebook)
Jodi Tong (Chubbah Bunneh and the Bunny Man)
John Ercek (Justice League)
Joshua Fialkov (The Life After)
JT Krul (Green Arrow, Fathom)
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues)
Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
Lak Lim (Superhero artist)
Lord Mesa (Chibi artist)
Matt Jacobs (The Arcs, Faith No More)
Michael O’Hare (Flak Riot)
Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
MOM (The LadyBugs Anthology)
Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans)
Peter Steigerwald (Zoo Hunters)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’ Blazin’!, Sonambulo)
Ralph Miranda (Man Fighting Street)
Ray Anthony-Height (Midnight Tiger)
Richard Starkings (Elephantmen)
Ruben Gerard (Penny Strikes!)
Shannon Eric Denton (Con Man, The Revenant)
Siya Oum (Lola XOXO)
TJ Troy (Run Downhill)
Tony Puryear (Concrete Park)
Vince Hernandez (Lola XOXO, Fathom)

Coolhaus, Dogtown dogs & Burnt To A Crisp Texas Smokehouse food trucks will also be joining us to keep bellies fed! Tee No Evil – Zany Zombie Shirts, The Hero Initiative, Defective Geeks, That Hashtag Show, Cuddli, The Official Power Morphicon Convention, Sketch Fighter and many more vendors will be joining us to bring exclusive products and activities to every location! Fun for the entire family, indeed!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – FCBD: Spectrum #0 Signing

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Alan Tudyk, PJ Haarsma, and Shannon Eric Denton sign the comic Spectrum #0 from the web-series Con Man on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 11:00 AM till noon for Free Comic Book Day! Presented by The Comic Bug.

Note: Alan, PJ, and Shannon will only be signing the Free Comic Book Day Spectrum Issue #0. So please refrain from bringing other items to sign to make sure there is time to sign everyone’s Spectrum Comic! Thanks!

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Culver City Teen Center
4153 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 253-6674

CA – Power Man/Iron Fist Signing

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Writer David Walker (Cyborg, Shaft) appears at The Comic Bug on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM to sign POWER MAN & IRON FIST!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Transformers: Deviations Signing

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Writer Brandon Easton appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign TRANSFORMERS: DEVIATIONS! Brandon is also responsible for the critically acclaimed ANDRE THE GIANT graphic novel from IDW/LION FORGE and a writer on Marvel’s AGENT CARTER!

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – Denys Cowan Appearance

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Press Release:

Legendary artist DENYS COWAN lectures at The Comic Bug’s Monthly Comic Creator Group this Saturday February 27th. Please note, this event is at the Manhattan Beach location from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mr. Cowan has worked on some amazing books from BATMAN: BLIND JUSTICE, to his critically acclaimed run on THE QUESTION to several issues of the original POWER MAN & IRON FIST and we are honored to have him! Denys is also one of the founders of Milestone Media and has served as a producer on the animated BOONDOCKS and STATIC SHOCK. Thanks to Don Walker for setting it all up.

Denys will be offering insight, advice and sharing some fun stories from his illustrious career! Don’t miss it!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Deadpool Sketch Fighter

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Press Release:

The quick-draw game that pairs professional comic book artists with stand-up comedians returns to the COMIC BUG on February 3rd, for a special DEADPOOL edition, in anticipation of the film’s upcoming release.

Hosts TOM FRANCK and TIM POWERS will try and keep order as Deadpool illustrator SCOTT KOBLISH and artists PINGUINO, CARL PETERSON and DEADPOOL himself team up with comedians ASTERIOS KOKKINOS, VANESSA GRITTON, ROBERT RAYMOND and MATT CHAMPAGNE to determine which duo will be crowned Sketch Fighter champion. The event will be live-streamed by THAT HASHTAG SHOW and the stream will be available at the link.

Viewers in both the live audience and the livestream can Tweet clues during the game for the players to use at @sketch_fighter.

All of the art created from the game – as well as one drawing done by each artist beforehand – will be auctioned off at the night’s end, with the money going to THE HERO INITIATIVE.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Venus #1 Launch Party

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Rick Loverd and Filip Sablik sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM to celebrate the launch of VENUS!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Agent Carter Writer Signing

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BRANDON EASTON, writer of television’s AGENT CARTER and Lion Forge’s ANDRE THE GIANT graphic novel, appears at The Comic Bug’s Manhattan Beach shop for a special signing!

Mr. Easton will be signing on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 and then sitting down with Mike for a bonus COMIC CREATOR MEETING from 3:00 to 4:30. The Q&A is open to the public.

Brandon has also written such greats as BAD MOON RISING, TRANSFORMERS and WATSON AND HOLMES. Come check out his fantastic books and meet the man behind the magic!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Bizarro Writer Q&A

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Heath Corson appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 PM for a special Q&A session! Mr. Corson has written several animated movies including Justice League: War and Batman: Assault on Arkham and television episodes and has recently transitioned into comic book writing with DC’s critically-acclaimed BIZARRO, our favorite backwards and often misunderstood super-villain.

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

CA – Zombie Tramp Signing

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Dan Mendoza appears at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM till 9:00 PM to sign ZOMBIE TRAMP!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6704

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