Brian & Wendy Froud appear at the AFA to open an exhibition of artwork from their new book Faeries’ Tales on Thursday September 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM!
On exhibition, a collection of 30 paintings by Brian and 16 sculptures by Wendy created for and published by Abrams in their newest book, Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales. The exhibition will be on view at AFA of SoHo from September 12th through October 12th, 2014.
Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. Readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the true story is told by the faeries.
RSVPs are requested: RSVP@afanyc.com
54 Greene Street, New York City, NY 10013
Brian & Wendy Froud appear to sign copies of Faerie’s Tales at Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 1:00 PM on Saturday 6th September.
Humans have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores the complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. In Faeries Tales, readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the ‘true’ story is told by the faeries.
Brian Froud has created some of the most respected and highly acknowledged mythic artwork of our time. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. Wendy Froud is a doll artist, sculptor and puppet-maker, best known for her work creating creatures for the Jim Henson films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, as well as her work on the Star Wars series, for which she was the fabricator of Yoda.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
It’s Free Comic Book Day at Harrison’s Comics! We have lots of free comics to give away! Special Guests coming to each store!
Free Heroclixs (while they last)! 25 % off all Books and Trade paperbacks! 50% off all back issue comics!
Salem, MA: (252 Essex Street)
David Petersen, artist and creator of Mouse Guard comics and books. He will be signing from 11am to 5 pm. He also has a free comic book issue coming out for that day.
R2-D2 of Star Wars fame will be here from 10am till 12pm. And last but not least DEADPOOL will be here.
Woburn, MA: (134B New Boston Street)
Katie Cook of My Little Pony will be signing from 2pm till 5 pm.
From Hound Comics, Peanizles web comic creator Don Mathias and Salvagers comic creator Bob Salley. They will be signing from 10 am till 5 pm.
Also some wonderful cosplayers will appear throughout the day.
Nashua, NH: (293 Daniel Webster Hwy)
Katie Cook of My Little Pony fame will be signing here from 10am till 1pm. Various other surprises are in the works.
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Cullen Bunn, Joelle Jones, Brian Hurtt, Joshua Dysart, Justin Jordan, Duane Swierczynski, Bryan Turner, and more sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY x FIVE YEARS OF THIRD EYE
The Five Year Anniversary Celebration of THIRD EYE COMICS!
FIRST 50 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE T-SHIRT
FIRST 100 IN LINE GET A FREE THIRD EYE X FCBD WRIST BAND
WAITING IN LINE? BE ENTERED TO WIN PRINTS, TOYS & MORE
COME IN COSTUME & BE ENTERED TO WIN A $200 GIFT CARD
Buy the Third Eye x FCBD Commemorative “FIVE YEARS OF THIRD EYE” T-Shirt featuring art by STUFF OF LEGEND’s CHARLE PAUL WILSON III
Join us for the five year anniversary of THIRD EYE COMICS in ANNAPOLIS, MD on SATURDAY May 4th, which also just so happens to be FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
FREE COMIC BOOKS ALL DAY LONG!
CREATOR GUESTS GALORE, including:
Signings Take Place from 9AM – 4PM.
??? – SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST TBA!
CULLEN BUNN (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED, VENOM, SIXTH GUN, HELHEIM)
CHARLES SOULE (SWAMP THING, 27)
JERRY & PENELOPE GAYLORD (FANBOYS VS. ZOMBIES, ADVENTURE TIME, NFL RUSH ZONE)
DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI (BLOODSHOT, HARBINGER WARS, JUDGE DREDD, CABLE, DEADPOOL WADE WILSON’S WAR)
JOSHUA DYSART (HARBINGER, HARBINGER WARS, UNKNOWN SOLDIER, DARK CRYSTAL, VIOLENT MESSIAHS)
JOELLE JONES (HELHEIM, DR HORRIBLE, HOUSE OF NIGHT)
BRYAN TURNER (FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES, NFL RUSH ZONE)
JUSTIN JORDAN (LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE, GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS, DEATHSTROKE, SHADOWMAN)
BRIAN HURTT (THE SIXTH GUN, QUEEN & COUNTRY)
AWESOME ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING…
Get Your Picture Taken with Doctor Who and the TARDIS Photobooth! (9AM-2PM)
Get Your Picture Taken with the Imperial Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (9AM-1PM)
SPECIAL 1 DAY ONLY ANNIVERSARY SALE
20% OFF ALL Graphic Novels (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)
20% OFF ALL Statues & Toys (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)
20% OFF ALL Games (excluding new releases from 4/1-5/4)
50% OFF SELECT Trade Paperbacks & Hardcovers
50% OFF SELECT Toys & Statues
$1.00 Back Issue Bins or Fill A Short Box for $50.00
Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the return of David Petersen for our 14th annual show, taking place September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Petersen, who is best known for his work on Mouse Guard, an ongoing collection of mini-series published by Archaia Studios, is a cartoonist children’s book illustrator who began his career in 2004 with the release of Voices – a self-published anthology from ComiXpress. Possessing a distinctive art style reminiscent of A.A. Milne (creator of Winnie the Pooh), Petersen has worked on such comics as The Dark Crystal, Snowy Valentine, and Muppets & Fairytales from Archaia, as well as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Micro-Series from IDW. His artwork also graced the cover for the 2012 Baltimore Comic-Con program, as well as the show-exclusive t-shirt.
In 2008, David won the Eisners for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard Fall 1152 Hardcover). In 2010, he was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Artist (Mouse Guard: Winter 1152).
“David is one of the most talented cartoonists working in comic today and we couldn’t be happier to have him returning to Baltimore again this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “His beautifully rendered artwork truly brings a fine art element to the world of sequential storytelling and to Baltimore!”
Petersen joins already announced guests: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
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Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment (Booth #1520) is excited to announce its plans for New York Comic Con, taking place October 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City!
• Archaia will present three panels at New York Comic Con:
How to Prepare an Effective Submission
Friday, 10/12 5:15-6:15pm, Room 1A06
Want to pitch your idea as a graphic novel? Archaia editors and a pair of Archaia creators—Feeding Ground’s Swifty Lang and Pantalones, TX’s Yehudi Mercado—show what should go into an effective submission.
Transmedia in Graphic Novel Publishing
Saturday, 10/13 6:30-7:30pm, Room 1A06
In this information-filled panel, fans will be treated to exclusive announcements, images, and videos on three properties poised for a transmedia explosion—Cyborg 009, Hawken: Genesis, and Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe—with Archaia’s upcoming graphic novels providing a cornerstone in each campaign.
How to Tell a Better Story Through World-Building
Sunday, 10/14 1:15-2:15pm, Room 1A08
Listen is as Archaia master storytellers David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), and Sean Rubin (Redwall, the upcoming Bolivar) share how to create a better story through world-building, from characters and costumes, to settings and environment, to culture and history.
• Former Jim Henson collaborator and fantasy superstar Brian Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) and his wife, Wendy Froud, will be on hand to autograph copies of the hardcover graphic novel, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1. Check the signing schedule for times.
• Limited to 100 pieces each, exclusive tip-ins for upcoming Archaia graphic novel hardcovers Cursed Pirate Girl by Jeremy Bastian and Iron: Or, the War After by Shane-Michael Vidaurri. Bastian and Vidaurri will be on hand to autograph the tip-ins. Check the signing schedule for times.
• Over 100 autograph sessions are scheduled at the Archaia booth throughout the weekend, featuring over 40 creators. Check the Archaia booth, the Archaia website (www.archaia.com), or your favorite comics news website for the full schedule.
• Free, convention-exclusive autograph cards for upcoming Archaia titles will be available while supplies last, with their creators on hand to sign them. These titles include: Bolivar; Cyborg 009; The Joyners in 3D; Mumbai Confidential; Pantalones, TX; The Reason for Dragons; Space: 1999: Aftershock and Awe; Spera Vol. 2; and Strange Attractors.
• Archaia partner Meteor Entertainment will set up four gaming stations at the Archaia booth to demo their upcoming, free-to-play, online mech game, Hawken. The open beta launches 12/12/12, followed in March 2013 by an Archaia prequel graphic novel tied into the game. Hawken creator and designer Khang Le will be on hand to sign exclusive autograph cards. Check signing schedule for times.
• Three new hardcovers will debut at the Archaia booth: Last Days of an Immortal by Fabien Vehlmann and Gwen de Bonneval (translated from the French edition), The Grand Duke by Yann and Romain Hugault (translated from the French edition), and Mouse Guard Winter 1152 Black and White by David Petersen.
• Archaia will give away copies of its highly sought-after Free Comic Book Day hardcover from earlier this year to kids for the length of the show, while supplies last.
• Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set designer Luke Crane will be on hand on Friday and Sunday to demo the game for curious players. Check the signing schedule for times.
• Creator Charles Soule will have limited copies available of a 26-page preview of his upcoming Archaia hardcover graphic novel, Strange Attractors.
• Each day of the con, Archaia CCO Mark Smylie will conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews at the booth. Slots are limited, so sign up at the booth for that day’s session while space lasts.
Archaia is located on the New York Comic Con show floor at Booth #1520. For more information about New York Comic Con, visit www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
About Archaia Entertainment, LLC
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Bolivar, Rust, Gunnerkrigg Court, Old City Blues, Awakening, The Killer, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year by Ain’t it Cool News, Comic Related, and Graphic Policy, which honored the publisher two years in a row. Archaia was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations and two Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. So far in 2012, Archaia has been further honored with six Harvey Award nominations, two Harvey Awards, six Eisner nominations and three Eisner Awards, and both Gold and Silver awards from ForeWord Reviews. In addition to publications, Archaia has successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media. For more information, visit the Archaia website at www.archaia.com.
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Brian & Wendy Froud appear at the Society of Illustrators on Friday October 12, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Trolls opens a new realm in the celebrated faerie worlds of famed artists Brian and Wendy Froud, renowned for their vast and personal knowledge of faeries, goblins, and other folk. Featuring new and classic works by both Brian and his wife, Wendy, woven together along with artifacts and symbols of the natural world, the book creates a fascinating revelation about the world of trolls.
Not since Brian Froud’s conceptual design work with Jim Henson on the classic films The Dark Crystal and Labryinth has he created a faerie world with such imagination, dimension, depth, and detail. The texture of the world in Trolls and the deeply immersive, cinematic images will appeal to the legions of fantasy– and Froud – fans.
Join Brian and Wendy Froud at the Society as they discuss their collaboration on the new book. Book signing and reception to follow.
$20 Non-members, $15 members, $10 students
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Brian Froud is the most acclaimed faerie artist of our time. He is the international bestselling coauthor and coartist, with Alan Lee, of Faeries and the author of many other books, including The Heart of Faerie Oracle, Lady Cottington’s Pressed Faerie Book, Good Faeries/Bad Faeries, and The Faeries’ Oracle. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Original Artwork. He is the conceptual designer of Jim Henson’s classic films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth.
Wendy Froud is a storyteller, doll artist, sculptor, and puppet maker. She worked as a sculptor and puppet builder for Jim Henson for many years. Among her accomplishments, she sculpted Jen and Kira for The Dark Crystal and fabricated Yoda for The Empire Strikes Back. Her dolls and figures are highly sought after and are in many prestigious collections around the world. The Frouds live in Devon, England.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
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Brian and Wendy Froud sign at AFA on Saturday October 6th from 6:00-8:00PM.
AFA is located at 54 Greene Street (at Broome) in SoHo. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday 10AM-7PM and Sunday from 11AM-6PM.
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BRIAN FROUD signs at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 13th September from 6 – 7pm.
Brian Froud’s TROLLS reveals the past, present and future of these magical creatures through images, tales, mythology and archaeology. It presents strong, individual, heroic characters and reveals troll philosophy and wisdom with contemporary relevance. Most important, Trolls is bound together with a compelling narrative: a central story that affirms that trolls are real; have lived and are living now. Trolls features new and classic 2D and 3D work by both Brian and Wendy that are woven together with troll “artifacts” and symbols and the natural world to create a fascinating revelation of the world of trolls. Brian’s images are deeply immersive, even cinematic at times; Trolls draws the viewer in the texture of the world and its stories characters born of lichened rocks, twisted trees, rainbowed waterfalls and shadowy thickets.
For over thirty years, Brian Froud has been regarded as the pre-eminent faerie artist in the world. His numerous international best-selling books are considered modern classics. He has worked with Jim Henson as conceptual designer on the feature films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth as well as other Henson projects.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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Brian, Wendy & Toby Froud to speak with Heidi Leigh at Society of Illustrators on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 from 6:30-9:30PM.
The Society of Illustrators, in conjunction with the Animazing Gallery exhibit World of Froud: Visions for Film & Faerie, is hosting an evening of Q & A with the Froud family, the pre-eminent Faerie artists of our time.
Brian Froud is the premier fairy painter and illustrator, with over 30 books in publication and over 8 million books sold to date including Good Faeries/Bad Faeries (Hugo and Chesley Award), Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy Book (Hugo Award), Faeries’ Oracle and Lady Cottington’s Fairy Album. He is widely known for his conceptual design work on feature films including Jim Henson’s Labyrinth (1987) and The Dark Crystal (1982), where he met his wife, Wendy Froud. Wendy has also worked as a sculptor and puppet maker for The Muppet Show, Muppet Movie and The Empire Strikes Back (as fabricator of Yoda). Their son Toby Froud started his career as baby “Toby” in Labyrinth. To date, Toby works as a stilt-walker and dancing bear with a troupe that performs throughout England in a costume designed by his mother. He is currently working on a film project featuring his own puppets.
The discussion will be moderated by Heidi Leigh, owner of Animazing Gallery, and will be followed by a book signing and cocktail reception. Please note, only books purchased at the Society of Illustrators will be signed.
$20 Non-members, $15 members, $10 students