Celebrate the art of comics during this exciting afternoon of artist talks and demonstrations, workshops, signings, comic book appraisals, and tours of “Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross” on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby) and Jack Purcell (DC, Marvel, “Heavy Metal”). Come dressed as you favorite superhero and receive half-off admission. Free with Museum admission, members free.
Newly Announced Guests
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Ben Edlund, Jane Espenson, Sean Becker, and Greg Aronowitz appear at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027) on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
Whedonopolis presents the “Weekend Before Halloween” charity screening of Dr. Horrible and The Guild season 5 and Husbands season 2.
The beneficiary this year will be Best Friends Animal Society, a grassroots organization working toward making Los Angeles a “no-kill” city by placing dogs & cats considered “unadoptable” into good homes, and reducing the number of unwanted and homeless pets through effective spay and neuter programs.
We will also have a canned food drive for SOVA, a Community Food & Resource Program which responds to hunger in our community by providing individuals and families with the resources they need to regain self-sufficiency and independence, including free groceries, case management, counseling, and other supportive services, including legal counseling and job search assistance. We encourage attendees to bring non-perishable foods to donate. Canned meats and fish are especially requested, click here to see SOVA’s list of needed items!
Micky Dolenz signs at J&R Music on Wednesday, October 17th at 12:30PM.
Micky Dolenz, lead singer and drummer of The Monkees just released his new album, Remember (Waterfront Ent. Group/RoboRecords and Universal Music Distribution), which features many songs that mark great milestones in his life, as well as some new songs.
Produced and largely arranged by David Harris, Remember promises classic tunes that will evoke some cherished memories from listeners of all ages. Dolenz opens up a time capsule of pop hits from decades ago, updating them with a tone that is reminiscent of his younger days as a Monkee and appreciative of the music that continues to inspire him.
23 Park Row, New York, NY 10038
After a sold-out, three-week run this summer, Rhinestone Gorilla revives its Animaniacs burlesque musical for a one-night-only encore event on Friday October 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM, with a special guest performance by Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko and Pinky.
Tickets available online only. Please note that drinks will not be sold. Pack accordingly.
Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque presents GOOD IDEA/BAD IDEA: A Fully-Scripted Burlesque Tribute to Animaniacs
–with special guest ROB PAULSEN—-and all live music by THE RHINESTONE GORILLA BAND–
JO “BOOBS” WELDON
MISS CHERRY DELIGHT (Miss Coney Island 2013)
with live foley sound fx by PHIL WISOCKI
Rob Paulsen won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain. With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Paulsen’s versatility shines in his starring roles as the voices of Yakko, Pinky, and Dr. Scratch ‘n’ Sniff in the Peabody and two-time Emmy Award-winning series “Animaniacs”. Some of Paulsen’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask,” and the title role in “Mighty Max.”
Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque is New York’s ragtag army of art school delinquents. The troupe–which specializes in narrative burlesque, pop culture and literary adaptations, lowbrow comedy, audience competitions, cheesy disco covers, and self-indulgent ’90s nostalgia–are not your average showgirls; they’re rhinestones in the rough, anti-glamour guerilla grrrls prone to attack and entice.
Formerly known as Alpha Psi Ecdysia, Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque was founded in 2008 as the nation’s premier undergraduate burlesque troupe. While based on the campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz, Rhinestone Gorilla lived a double life as an educational institution and a professional producing entity. On the New Paltz campus, Rhinestone Gorilla dedicated itself to teaching burlesque history, the politics of neo-burlesque and the practice of burlesque performance; off-campus, Rhinestone Gorilla was the underage darling of the New York stripperformance art scene, getting naked on school nights at The Slipper Room, Rififi, Public Assembly, and Sugarland and in venues in LA, SF, Boston, and beyond. Though frequent subjects of controversy and police activity, Rhinestone Gorilla’s students on the SUNY campus–who have inherited the name Alpha Psi Ecdysia–remain the only state-sponsored strippers in the nation.
Helen Mills Theater
137 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001
Rob Paulsen, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, and Maurice Lamarche appear on a live edition of the Pop My Culture podcast with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland on Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00p.m. at Five Stars Bar in Los Angeles.
Prepare to have your culture popped! Named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone and to Top 10 lists by IFC.com and Mashable.com, Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok? Oh, and check out their past episodes on iTunes, popmyculturepodcast.com and on nerdist.com.
For this special live edition at RIOT, Cole and Vanessa are thrilled to welcome some legendary guests that have voiced tons of your favorite cartoon characters, including Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Teen Titans, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents), Cree Summer (Inspector Gadget, Tiny Toons, Batman Beyond), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Pinky & The Brain) and more to be announced soon!
Five Stars Bar
267 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
The cast of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon reunite on the Talkin Toons live podcast at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club on Friday August 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
For the first time EVER the four original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reunite on stage for one night only! Rob Paulsen (Raphael), Barry Gordon (Donatello), Townsend Coleman (Michelangelo), Cam Clarke (Leonardo) and, to make it complete, Peter Renaday, the original Splinter! A must see show for any TMNT fan!! JUST ADDED: Renae Jacobs (April O’Neil) and director Sue Blu!
18 & over
Two items minimum per person
Seating First Come First Serve
All Shows Have Adult Content
Door Time: 07:15 PM
Jon Lovitz Comedy Club
1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222, Universal City, CA 91608
Liz Robbins, artist on The Mangalicious Tick, will be on hand to sign and sketch for fans on Saturday May 7, 2011 for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!
New England Comics
95 Pleasant St, Malden, MA 02148
New England Comics
NEW BEDFORD STORE
We begin our celebration of the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the newest NEC store!
Come on by Saturday Sept 12th Noon-2PM and meet Liz & Benn Robbins, artist/writer of The Mangalicious Tick! (free sketches, as time permits!)
Also meet these nefarious villains: The Joker (of Batman fame) and Jason of Friday the 13th!
(Bring a camera and get your picture taken with these bad guys!)
2184 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745