CA – Catalyst Prime: Superb Signing

Ray-Anthony Height, artist of Catalyst Prime Superb, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM!

About Catalyst Prime Superb:
Teenager Kayla Tate is forced to move back to her hometown Youngstown, Ohio, an “Event” designated Level 5 impact zone. Compared to her new life, returning to Youngstown is a step backwards. She has a strained relationship with her childhood friend, Jonah Watkins, school is a nightmare, and everyone is talking about the mysterious superhero and Internet sensation, “Cosmosis”, and his nighttime battles against the supposedly.

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

CA – Spencer and Locke Signing

David Pepose, writer and co-creator of Spencer & Locke, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Wednesday July 26th from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM!

About Spencer & Locke:
When his grade-school sweetheart is found dead, there’s only one friend Detective Locke can trust to help solve her murder—his childhood imaginary panther, Spencer. But when they face a vicious crime syndicate and memories from Locke’s traumatic youth, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to find the truth?

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

CA – Amelia Cole Omnibus Signing

DJ Kirkbride will be signing Amelia Cole Omnibus at The Comic Bug’s Manhattan Beach store on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

Amelia Cole travels between a world of science and a world of magic–until she’s trapped in a blended world where the mages reign over non-mages. She’ll take on social injustice as well as the occasional giant corgi and demon mugger, while an ancient darkness encroaches–one that threatens all three worlds! It’ll be up to Amelia, her magic pipe wrench, eight foot techno-golem Lemmy, and their strange and wonderful friends to protect everyone, save everything, and give hope to mage and non-mage alike! For the first time, every single issue of the critically acclaimed Amelia Cole series in one volume!

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

CA – Invader Zim #21 Signing

Dave Crosland, writer of Invader Zim #21, will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM!

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

CA – Spencer & Locke Creator Speaks

The Comic Bug’s Comic Creator meeting on Saturday, June 17th features special guest David Pepose, writer and creator of Spencer & Locke! He will be discussing approaches in writing and pitching ideas to publishers and the press.

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

CA – Animal Jam #1 Signing

Eric M. Esquivel appears at The Comic Bug on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of the brand new ANIMAL JAM #1 from Dynamite Entertainment!

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4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – FCBD: Fresh Off the Boat Signing

Press Release:

To celebrate the release of the FRESH OFF THE BOAT FREE COMIC BOOK DAY special from Boom! Studios, FRESH OFF THE BOAT cast members Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen will be appearing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, May 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  On Sunday, May 7th, Hudson and Forrest will also be appearing at The Comic Bug in Culver City from noon to 2:00 p.m. The three young actors portray Eddie, Emery and Evan Huang on the hit ABC show and will be signing copies of the comic book tie-in at both store events.

Debuting with 10 million viewers, the critically acclaimed family comedy series Fresh Off the Boat (Tuesdays at 9pm on ABC) comes to the world of comics for Free Comic Book Day 2017! Fresh Off the Boat is the story of a Taiwanese-American family living in Orlando in the 1990s and comically explores themes of immigration, assimilation, and identity. BOOM! Studios teams with producers 20th Century Fox Television and the creative team of Fresh Off the Boat to capture the show’s authentic spirit and humor in comic form.

Introducing the the Legion of Dopeitude! Tying into the episode, “Pie vs. Cake” airing on May 2 at 9:00 p.m., this Free Comic Book Day special reveals the characters created by Eddie and Emery for a comic book contest on the television show! Pick up a copy of this book on Free Comic Book Day and see what they created!

“Fresh Off the Boat” Set in the mid-‘90s, 12-year-old hip-hop loving Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) and his family are adjusting to their new lives in suburban Orlando. New schools, new friends, new neighbors, new traditions – yet still holding true to their family values and their continual pursuit of the American Dream.  Inspired by a true story, “Fresh Off the Boat” stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery, Ian Chen as Evan, Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Chelsey Crisp as Honey and Ray Wise as Marvin.  “Fresh Off the Boat” was written by Nahnatchka Khan, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar are executive producers. The series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television for ABC.

Both days will feature thousands of free comics, dozens of creators and cosplayers and lots of fun for the whole family!

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

4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1 Signing

Writer GERRY DUGGAN and artist AARON KUDER appear at The Comic Bug in Culver City on Sunday May 7, 2017 from noon to 5:00 PM to sign copies of the exclusive variant to All New Guardians of the Galaxy #1!

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4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

CA – Comic Creator Meeting

Karl Altstaetter and Michael O’Hare appear on Saturday, March 25th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at The Comic Bug!

Karl has worked for Marvel, DC and Image Comics. He was also the lead designer on Teen Titans Go, Justice League Action and Batman Unlimited. He’s currently working on MIRROR, a weekly comic for the Webtoon App.

Michael O’Hare has served as a designer and illustrator for Mattel as well as the creator of Image Comics’ FLAK RIOT. Michael is a freelance artist currently working in the Animation, Toy and Comic industry for clients such as Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Hasbro.

Come learn firsthand how to make a LIVING with your art as well as pencilling and portfolio tips from Karl and Michael!

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

CA – The Once and Future Queen Signings

D.J. Kirkbride appears at The Comic Bug’s Culver City location from noon till 3:00 PM and in Manhattan Beach, CA from 5:00 till 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to sign The Once and Future Queen!

About The Once and Future Queen:
The Once And Future Queen is the story of Rani Arturus, a teenage girl who goes to England to compete at chess, and ends up in a much bigger game than she anticipated when she stumbles upon the sword Excalibur. After pulling the sword from the stone — which is how these things work, FYI — she finds herself positioned as a prophesied ruler, which means everyone, including Merlin, suddenly wants something from her.

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4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

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

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