WI – Think It Ink It: Comix 101

Carlos Nieto III appears at Kaukauna Public Library on Thursday, May 31st at 6:30 PM for a comics workshop.

Wanna create your very own comic book? Think It Ink It will teach you to do just that! From writing to designing to drawing, every major aspect of the comic book process will be explored. You will choose what panel layouts you want to work with and through some simple thought exercises, you will start to unleash your imagination and create a masterpiece! Bring bring along items to sketch with.

Carlos Nieto III is of Colombian roots born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up in the Hispanic area of Silverlake/Echo Park, he was influenced by the mish mash of Central American and South American cultures. His artistic talent led him to a job on the Emmy-winning show “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill” as a Layout Artist. Carlos also worked as a Visual Consultant for Disney and Universal, creating sketches and final art for set designs, as well as conducting Comic Book making, Anime and Animation drawing workshops at libraries across the country.

Carlos currently works with Children and families at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles as an Artist-in-Residence, providing youth with an artistic escape from the anxiety and stress of being in a hospital.

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Kaukauna Public Library
207 Thilmany RD., Suite 200, Kaukauna, WI 54130
(920) 766-6340

FL – Animaniacs LIVE

Animaniacs Live is a brand new LIVE show bringing original show performers Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, and Jess Harnell together with Emmy-winning songwriter Randy Rogel to perform on stage on Friday, May 18th at 8:00 PM!

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Mahaffey Center
400 1st St S, St Petersburg, FL 33701-4341,

CA – Derek Smalls Signing

Derek Smalls (aka Harry Shearer), bassist for Spinal Tap, appears at Amoeba Music on Saturday, April 21st at 3:00 PM to sign copies of his new album Smalls Change: Meditations Upon Aging for Record Store Day!

Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 245-6400

CO – Après Le Déluge: The Buddy Cole Monologues

Comedian Scott Thompson appears at the Oriental Theater on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

Lounge lizard Buddy Cole from Kids in the Hall makes a return to the limelight in an evening of humorous monologues from the period the show went off the air in 1995 to the present day.

SCOTT THOMPSON:
Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. After Lorne Michaels discovered them in the late eighties, The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in Canada and on HBO and CBS in the United States. After the Kids left television in 1995, Scott and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film, the cult favorite Brain Candy. Thompson appeared as a regular for three years on Garry Shandling’s revolutionary comedy series The Larry Sanders Show as Brian, the assistant to Hank Kingsley. In this period and afterwards, he made numerous guest appearances on various talk shows such as Politically Incorrect, The Late Show with David Letterman, and was a regular fixture on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Thompson along with Paul Bellini, is the author of Buddy Babylon: The Autobiography of Buddy Cole, a hilarious memoir of one of Thompson’s most famous characters, bon vivant Buddy Cole. He has appeared in such feature films as Ron Ronnie Run, The Pacifier, and Mickey Blue Eyes and such television series as Hannibal, Reno 911!, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Carpoolers, The Odd Squad, Man Seeking Woman, Touched by an Angel, and Degrassi High. He has also worked on various animation projects, as the titular character in the popular children’s television series Roboroach, and in Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Simpsons, and American Dad.

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The Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
(720) 420-0030

CA – Liz Climo Signing

Cartoonist Liz Climo appears at Vroman’s Bookstore on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign her latest book CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE SCRATCH MY BACK?

Persnickety Elephant has an itch–a big one–and he can’t reach it! While he isn’t above asking for a little help, no one is up to the task. Turtle is too lazy, Snail is too slimy, and Alligator… well, Elephant isn’t sure he wants his assistance. Does Elephant have to do everything himself?

Jory John’s signature deadpan humor pairs perfectly with Liz Climo’s oh-so-innocent-looking animals to create a slyly ironic read-aloud that will leave kids and parents in stitches.

Liz Climo grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Los Angeles after college to work as a character artist on The Simpsons. She is the author of Rory the Dinosaur, The Little World of Liz Climo, and Lobster is the Best Medicine.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

CA – The Artist Within Signing

Pop Secret Gallery welcomes Greg Preston and a huge cast of creatives showcased in both volumes of The Artist Within books on Friday, January 26th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM! Meet & greet and get your books signed by everyone in attendance!

Confirmed Guests include: Dave Willardson, Jeff Keane, Bill Sienkiewicz, Bill Morrison, Bobby London, Sharon Sampsel, Michael Dooley, Scott Gandell, Stan Sakai, Scott Shaw, Stephen Silver, Craig Elliott, Claire Keane, Dean Yeagle, Chris Bailey, Chad Frye, Jake Rowell, Chris Sanders, Kyle Lambert.

Also, The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles’ Illustration West 56 Show is up for Preview Night – check out all the best of the best work in 10 categories from around the globe – without the opening night crowds!

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Pop Secret Gallery
5119 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
(626) 262-3909

SF – The Boy in the Plastic Bubble: A Very Special Staged Reading

Scott Adsit, Maria Bamford, Dana Gould, Deborah Baker Jr., Ron Lynch, Nate Mooney, Steven Ogg, and SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney appear at the Marines Memorial Theatre on Friday January 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM

From the same group that gave us last year’s hit rendition of “Plan 9 From Outer Space” comes a live staged reading of the John Travolta 1970’s what-were-they-thinking, made-for-tv trainwreck “The Boy In The Plastic Bubble.” Was the bubble protecting him from germs… or love? SPOILER ALERT – it was germs.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Tickets available at the link… (Use code: TWELVE for a discount till Dec. 23rd)

Marines Memorial Theatre (MMT)
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

ME – An Evening with Mimi Pond

Cartoonist Mimi Pond appears on Thursday August 31st at 7:00 PM to present her latest graphic novel The Customer Is Always Wrong.

Mimi Pond is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. She has created comics for the Los Angeles Times, Seventeen magazine, National Lampoon, and many other publications. She has also written for television: her credits include the first full-length episode of The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, and episodes for the television shows Designing Women and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.

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Osher Hall, Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

CA – Love, Hate & Comics–The Friendship That Would Not Die

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry appear on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 PM to reminisce about 40 years of friendship and creativity, aided by a homey and hilarious slideshow of photos and comics. An audience Q&A follows their talk. Tickets available at the link…

Matt Groening and Lynda Barry met at The Evergreen State College when he was editing the school paper and she was an aspiring comic artist. A lifetime later, the creator of The Simpsons, the animated sitcom that is now the longest-running scripted show in TV history, is still best buds with his “biggest inspiration,” the respected cartoonist and author of Ernie Pook’s Comeek fame.

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Cal Performances
101 Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-9988

Comic Book Icons Join Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017

Press Release:

Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, today revealed its initial list of more than 25 iconic comic book authors and artist who will be in attendance for photo opportunities and special signings during the 2017 show. The second annual SVCC will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of April 21-23.

Among the comic book talent highlights at this year’s event include:

  •  Art Adams – Legendary Marvel comic book artist behind such comics as Longshot and X-Men
  •  Michael Golden – Former editor for Marvel and one of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s and 1990s
  •  Russ Heath – Legendary DC Comics War artist
  •  Bill Morrison – Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator best known for his work on Simpsons, Futurama and as a Disney illustrator
  •  Tony Parker – Eisner nominated comic book artist and illustrator
  •  Brian Pulido – Creator of cult comics “Lady Death” and “Evil Ernie”
  •  Scott Shaw! – Hanna Barbera cartoonist and Convention Legend
  •  Ryan Sook – Best known for his work on “Seven Soldiers: Zatanna,” “X-Factor” and “The Spectre”
  •  Joe Weems – Illustrator and Harvey Award nominated inker
  •  Mike Zeck – One of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s and creator of the famous black Spider-Man costume

Additional confirmed comic book talent include: Eric “Ebas” Basaldua, Ethan Castillo, Joyce Chin, Parnaz Gharah, Scott Koblish, Casey Leonard, Dawn McTeigue, James C. Mulligan, Mike Pascale, JP Roth, Tim Vigil, Bob Wiacek, Ron Wilson, Renee Witterstaetter, Thomas Yeates.

Additionally, Vincent Van Dahl, Tom Wyrsch and John Stanley (the team behind the Bay Area favorite, KTVU Fox Show “Creature Features”) will appear at SVCC.

A full list of SVCC guests can be found at www.svcomiccon.com/guests. To purchase tickets, visit www.svcomiccon.com/tickets and to become an exhibitor or for sponsorship opportunities, visit http://svcomiccon.com/sponsors/want-to-exhibit.

For the latest news and updates on additional celebrity guests, exhibitors, panels and events, follow @SVComicCon on Twitter.

ABOUT SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON

Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates the Age of the Geek by bringing together America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video game creators, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of April 21-23, 2017.

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