NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

chrononautsMeet artist/writer Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) at the Kinokuniya Bookstore on Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 pm for an event to commemorate the launch of his new series written by superstar writer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Kick-Ass), Chrononauts! Sean will also talk about his awesome apprenticeship project launched on Kickstarter in which he enlisted six art students to apprentice their work and help create Cafe Racer! As a bonus, a FREE GIVEAWAY will be included at the event where you can also purchase prints of Sean’s original artwork and get them signed during the event!

Chrononauts #1: From MARK MILLAR and SEAN GORDON MURPHY comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process.

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Kinokuniya
1073 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
212-869-1700

NYC – Chrononauts #1 Signing

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Artist Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake) appears at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm for a signing of Chrononauts #1!

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Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038

NYC – Cafe Racer Signing

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Sean Murphy, Katana Collins, and Klaus Janson appear at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign CAFE RACER!

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

MD – Wytches Signing

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Superstar writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, The Wake) appears at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to sign WYTCHES!

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Press Release:

The one and only Scott Snyder, the uber-talented superstar writer behind Batman: Court of Owls, Batman the Black Mirror, American Vampire, and most recently, the red-hot new IMAGE series WYTCHES, will be making a very special visit to Third Eye!

We are beyond stoked to be hosting Scott at the shop, and we know when many of you guys heard our first announcement of this, you echoed the same excitement in a major way!

And, you guys know why this signing is happening? It’s because of YOU and your enthusiasm for these awesome events we have. Third Eye has a reputation far and wide for providing some of the most fun in-store events in the country, and we could not do it without you guys and the genuine love of the medium each and everyone of you brings with you.

So, we’re going to be pulling out all the stops to make this one extra-special, as we celebrate the SEASON OF THE WYTCH at Third Eye with Scott Snyder.

WHAT’S WYTCHES ABOUT?
This incredible new IMAGE COMICS series is one of the coolest things we’ve seen to come down the pike in quite sometime. Not since the release of SAGA #1 have we had this kind of anticipation and excitement for a new ongoing series, and folks, while we’re only one issue in at this point, I have to tell you: that one issue totally delivered on all the high hopes we had for it!

In WYTCHES, we’re shown how across hte globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for the crime of witchcraft.

Guess what? None of them were witches. In fact, they died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, DO exist.

They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.

And, in Snyder & Jock’s WYTCHES, we’re taking a very dark trip into their world.

We can practically hear Dario Argento’s Suspiria theme playing in the background as we type this, Third Eye Faithful, that’s how darn creepy and awesome WYTCHES is.

Winter is the Season of the Wytch!
Subscribe to WYTCHES at Third Eye & Be Entered to Win an ultra-rare CBLDF Variant of WYTCHES #1!
In celebration of Wytches, and the huge, historic signing event that we’ll be having with Scott in January, we’re proclaiming this Winter the Season of the Wytch!

What does this mean? If you’ve already subscribed to WYTCHES, or if you subscribe to WYTCHES between 10/27 – 1/1/15, you’ll be entered into a special prize drawing to win one of the ULTRA-RARE WYTCHES #1 Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Variants.

These are super difficult to come by, and this is your chance to win one of these high dollar books for free!

And, it’ll be in time to get it signed by Scott at our signing on 1/17!

How to Enter? New Subscribers, go here and fill out the subscription form with WYTCHES in the add titles field. Existing Subscribers, go here, and put WYTCHES in the add titles field.

How to Win? On New Year’s Eve 12/31, we’ll be running all of the names subscribed at all Third Eye locations through a randomizer, and we’ll announce the winning name via our website, Facebook, Twitter, and more at 12:01AM New Year’s Day.

The winner will then have up to 72 hours to follow-up with us via e-mail, phone or store visit to claim their item!

GET THE THIRD EYE WYTCHES VARIANTS!
We’re so excited about WYTCHES that we did not just one, but two awesome Third Eye variants, one for issue #2, and one for issue #3!

These are both by the incredibly talented DECLAN SHALVEY, and the two covers when placed side by side make one, awesome large connecting image.

These are being printed in very limited quantities, and are exclusively available via Third Eye Comics.

Issue #2 (pictured right), will go on sale on Wednesday 11/12/14, and issue #3 will be on sale 12/3/14.

Make sure you snag one of each, so you can get them signed by Scott on Saturday 1/17/15!

GET THE WYTCHES PHANTOM VARIANTS!
In addition to the totally rad Third Eye variants, we’ll also have the totally awesome, totally rare PHANTOM edition of WYTCHES #2 available, featuring cover art by the very talented RILEY ROSSMO.

PHANTOM VARIANTS are available in less than 30 comic book stores worldwide, and are the ultimate way to celebrate your favorite series, as they wed high concept cover art to cutting edge new titles.

OTHER PROJECTS BY SCOTT SNYDER
We’re super big fans of Snyder’s other projects, and past works as well as his new series WYTCHES, so we wanted to take a moment to spotlight some of the other great stuff he’s done that you can get signed on 1/17/15!

First off, in the series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, Scott Snyder totally reimagined the mythology of vampires in a way that was so fresh, and so exciting, that it still has us hooked to this day with the most recent incarnation: AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SECOND CYCLE.

In AMERICAN VAMPIRE, we begin by following Pearl, a young woman living in 1920s Los Angeles, who is brutally turned into a vampire and sets out on a path of righteous revenge against the European monsters who tortured and abused her.

Meanwhile, the background to American Vampire is laid in the Old West, as the origin of Skinner Sweet, the original American vampire, shows us a stronger, faster creature than any vampire ever seen before.

Imagine Sergio Leone’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA by way of FROM DUSK TIL DAWN or NEAR DARK, as Snyder follows his cast through the various generations and decades, and delivers one of the best takes on horror comics we’ve seen in quite some time.

We’ve got all the graphic novels of AMERICAN VAMPIRE in stock, as well as all of the issues of the new series, SECOND CYCLE, to get you on board.

And, of course, many of you may already know Scott Snyder from his incredible work on BATMAN, but just in case you don’t, we’ve got to take a second to spotlight his work on BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN: CITY OF OWLS, BATMAN: DEATH OF THE FAMILY, and most recently BATMAN: ZERO YEAR.

As the man who brought BATMAN back to prominence with the launch of the NEW 52 Batman run, starting with COURT OF OWLS, then continuing into the later stories, Snyder has redefined BATMAN more than any other creator in recent memory.

Along with GREG CAPULLO, he has done an incredible job of giving us exactly what we want out of Gotham City, and then some.

Folks, if you’ve never read BATMAN, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve read BATMAN, we highly recommend picking up BATMAN: COURT OF OWLS, and finding out why Snyder’s run is spoken of so highly.

And, don’t forget, BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR, which features Snyder’s WYTCHES collaborator, JOCK, and delivers one of the most interesting Batman stories we’ve ever read.

In BATMAN, the BLACK MIRROR, Snyder & Jock, showcase the dark origins of Jim Gordon’s long-lost son… James Gordon Jr. And, it’s a truly harrowing read, from start to finish. By far, one of the darkest, and most compelling BATMAN stories we’ve read since ARKHAM ASYLUM, Batman: the BLACK MIRROR is an incredible read, and a must-have to get signed by Scott on Saturday 1/17/15.

Finally, a must-read for you WYTCHES fans, as it really captures the same kind of sheer creepiness, and dread that WYTCHES does, is SEVERED. In this IMAGE COMICS sleeper hit, we’re introduced to 12-year old Jack Garron, who’s ran away from home to find his biological father, a wayward musician.

Along the way he meets up with a traveling salesman whose winning smile is fake, beneath which hide his real teeth — jagged spikes that he uses to eat his prey.

This was an incredible read, and if you dig the cerebral, eerie horror of WYTCHES, then you’ll love SEVERED. Make sure you scoop a copy to get signed by Scott on 1/17!

Cosplay & Be Entered to Win a WYTCHES #1
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Scott Snyder has written some great stories with some fantastic characters for Cosplay material; be it the mysterious Wytches you could put your own interpretation on, a member of the Court of Owls, ol’ Skinner Sweet, or the Clown Prince of Crime.

So, we figured: hey, we’re Third Eye, we have a TON of uber-talented Cosplayers who are a part of the Third Eye fam, and shop at our stores — why not make this even more fun?

So, here it is, Third Eye Faithful: you come in Cosplay as any character from ANY project Snyder has worked on (from Batman to Wytches to American Vampire and beyond) — and you’ll be entered to win a WYTCHES #1 Phantom Black & White Sketch variant before the doors open for the signing!

BE ONE OF THE FIRST 50 IN LINE & RECEIVE A FREE GIFT!

You guys know us by now, right? You know we love it when you make these events into a real experience, and with how big of a signing this is — we know you guys are going to be down to make it a true Third Eye extravaganza.

It’s seeing you guys building a community while having fun, and waiting in line for these events that really motivates us to keep making stuff like this happen. We love it, and as such, we’ve decided to put together a very cool surprise gift for the first 50 of you who are lined up for the big signing!

Third Eye Comics
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 897-0322

ME – Cafe Racer Signing

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Artist Sean Murphy (The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus, Interstellar) appears with writer Katana Collins and artist Clay McCormack at Casablanca Comics on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm for a special signing of CAFE RACER!

About the book:

As a toddler, Orchid and her father barely escaped Japan during the Doolittle Raid of WWII. Years later, Orchid is still an outcast as she speeds her way into London’s Cafe Racer motorcycle society. Defying both racial and sexist stereotypes, the half-Japanese teenager is unbeatable in a race–much to the disappointment of her father, who forbids her from riding his mysterious motorcycle. After discovering friendship in the most unexpected places, she soon uncovers the truth of the bike, along with its connection to the disappearance of her mother in pre-war Japan.

Cafe Racer is a story told through seven vignettes, also including extra features such as pencils, concept art, and other behind the scenes artwork.

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Casablanca Comics
151 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 780-1676

UK – Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder Signing

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Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire appear at Gosh Comics for a signing on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Presented in conjunction with Thought Bubble.

Since bursting onto the comic scene in 2009 Eisner and Harvey award winning Scott Snyder has written for both Marvel and DC; working on well-loved titles including Iron Man, and The Human Torch. Scott’s current work on Batman Eternal is particularly good but it’s his creator-owned work with Vertigo (American Vampire and The Wake) comics that’s really caught our attention.

Eisner and Harvey award nominations have also made their way over to the second creator of the evening, Jeff Lemire. If the name seems familiar it shouldn’t be a surprise. He wrote that comic. You know the one? Children born with horns and snouts and hooves and stuff. Not content with creating his own immersive and believable worlds (Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Trillium) Lemire has also written for DC comics with impressive runs on Animal Man, Justice League Dark, and Green Arrow to name a few.

Both creators will be with us signing copies of their books between 5-7pm on Friday the 14th of November. There’s going to be a 3 item limit on the night so choose carefully! If you don’t already have the book you’re after don’t worry; we’ll have a selection of their work available on the day. If you’re unable to make it to the event and there’s a specific book you’d like us to have signed for you then get in touch via info@goshlondon.com and we can make those arrangements.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

NYC – Wytches #1 Release Party

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Writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire) appears at Forbidden Planet on Wednesday October 8th for a signing that will start at 12:01 a.m.. It’s a midnight release party for Wytches #1!!! Doors open at 11:30 PM.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576

NYC – Batman: Zero Year Panel

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Comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment Jim Lee (Superman: Unchained, All-Star Batman & Robin) joins writer Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake) at the Apple SoHo store on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to speak about the last volume in Batman’s original story.

Press Release:

Commemorate Batman’s return to Gotham on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm, when critically-acclaimed writer Scott Snyder and DC Entertainment Co-Publisher and artist Jim Lee visit the Apple Store, SoHo to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary, as well as the publication of the new graphic novel collection BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. Beginning at 7pm, the Meet the Authors event will include a must-see discussion on the lasting cultural influence of The Dark Knight moderated by Grantland writer David Shoemaker.

Taking place the evening before New York Comic-Con 2014, the event will not only mark the release of Snyder’s BATMAN #35, but also the highly anticipated BATMAN VOL. 5: ZERO YEAR – DARK CITY. This graphic novel, the newest collection from the #1 New York Times best-selling creative team of Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, finishes the epic ZERO YEAR storyline, a bold new take on the Dark Knight’s origin. 

Apple Store
103 Prince Street, New York City, NY 10012
(212) 226-3126

Boston Comic Con 2014 is Next Week

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Press Release:

Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.

“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”

The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.

Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.

Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.

Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.

“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”

New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.

Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.

“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”

More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.

For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.

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MeCAF 2014 Announces Programming Schedule

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival (MeCAF) has released their programming schedule for the 2014 show to be held on Sunday May 18th:

10:00 – 1:00: Book signing with Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce (in the main hall)

10:30 – Unusual comics! Choose your own adventure! with Jon Chad
How does your comic become a book? If you thought that a book is just made up of a cover, back cover, and all the business in-between, think again! Explore a variety of folding and book construction techniques and make your own unfolding, choose-your-own-adventure minicomic!

11:30 – DRAW ON YOUR CREATIVITY:
Comic book artist Jay Piscopo invites students to try their hand at cartoon art and demonstrates how anyone can learn to draw and create comics. Using simple geometric shapes, Jay teaches kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. Stand by for adventure with this interactive workshop! Watch a short video clip at the link…

12:30 – Ben Hatke: The Three Secrets of Comics:
Discussing images in a narrative, gesture, and drawing from life, Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl) talks about three secrets behind making amazing comics.

1:30 – Iron Cartoonist:
This competition will determine the MeCAF Iron Cartoonist Champion! Watch as three talented cartoonists draw against the clock, with suggestions from the audience. Special guest judges will determine the winner.

2:30 – A conversation with Jimmy Gownley and Kazu Kibuishi:
Join us as we discuss comics with Jimmy Gownley (The Dumbest Idea Ever, Amelia Rules) and Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet, Flight).

3:30 – Panel discussion about gender and race issues in current comics, with artists Melanie Gillman, Kori Handwerker and others.

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland, ME on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form. This year’s show will be at the Portland Company Complex (58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101)! There will be everyone from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals. There will be comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics. Featured guests include: Kazu Kibuishi, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Gownley, Ben Hatke, James Sturm, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Zack Giallongo, Maris Wicks, and many more!

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