Comics pros Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves) and Danny Fingeroth (Spider-Man) appear at the Society of Illustrators on Thursday December 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM show you how a comic book or graphic novel—what Will Eisner called “sequential art”—proceeds from idea to script to finished art. They will then discuss how Martinbrough has approached storytelling challenges from his creative collaborators, top comics writers including Robert Kirkman, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka and others. Fingeroth will weigh in on Martinbrough’s storytelling choices, explaining how an editor impacts the content of a comics story. Shawn and Danny will then expand the discussion/demonstration to worlds beyond comics to discuss how Shawn applies his visual storytelling approach to projects beyond the comics industry.
ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, GOTHAM. Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include Luke Cage Noir, Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive, and a Captain America graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, Captain America: The First Avenger.
Shawn is currently illustrating Thief of Thieves, the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, The Walking Dead. Thief of Thieves is in development for a live action television series.
Martinbrough is also the author of How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.
A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com.
ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. Danny has spoken on comics at venues including The Smithsonian Institution, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University. His books includeSuperman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society, The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels and (with Mike Manley) How to Create Comics From Script to Print. Among other projects, Danny currently serves as a programming consultant to Wizard World Conventions, organizing and moderating panels with comics creators and pop culture experts at the company’s nationwide shows. Find out more about Danny at www.dannyfingeroth.com.
Tickets available at the link… $15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 seniors/students (Undergrad with valid ID)
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce that acclaimed comics and graphic novel artist SHAWN MARTINBROUGH will speak on Thursday, February 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM about his career, his influences, and his noir-influenced approach to storytelling as part of SI’s celebration of Black History Month. Martinbrough will be joined in conversation by comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, longtime editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man comics line. Learn more…
$7 Seniors/students (with valid ID)
ABOUT SHAWN MARTINBROUGH:
For two decades, Martinbrough has worked for the top publishers in the comic book industry. His DC Comics work includes a two year collaboration with novelist Greg Rucka on Batman: Detective Comics. In it, Shawn co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights” animated DVD and currently appear on the FOX television series, “GOTHAM.” Shawn’s graphic novel projects for Marvel Entertainment include “Luke Cage Noir,” “Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive,” and a “Captain America” graphic novel for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service that had a million copy print run. It was distributed exclusively on military bases across the country in connection with the release of the feature film, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”
Shawn is currently illustrating “Thief of Thieves,” the bestselling Image Comics graphic novel series written by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit AMC television series, “The Walking Dead.” “Thief of Thieves” is in development for a live action television series.
Martinbrough is also the author of “How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling,” published by Random House and reprinted in several languages.
A native of the Bronx, Martinbrough majored in art at New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and obtained his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts. His website is: www.shawnmartinbrough.com
ABOUT DANNY FINGEROTH:
A longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his work on Spider-Man, Danny Fingeroth is an historian, writer and teacher of comics and graphic novels. His books include Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society and The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels. Find out more at: www.dannyfingeroth.com.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Artist Shawn Martinbrough, known for his acclaimed two-year run illustrating Batman in Detective Comics with writer Greg Rucka and his current best selling work on Thief of Thieves with writer Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, will appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in two sessions from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., he will give a talk about how he developed his craft and discuss his career in the comics industry. That session will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Then from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. he will be signing in the museum’s gift shop, Geppi’s Comic World. Admission for the talk is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Admission for the signing in the store is free to all.
Martinbrough’s work, as well as that of many other creators, is currently on display at GEM as part of the widely lauded exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, which runs through December 31, 2014. Among numerous projects, he has garnered praise for his Detective Comics work with Rucka, during which he co-created characters that were featured in the Batman: Gotham Knights animated DVD as a companion to director Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Shawn Martinbrough back to GEM and to offer our community the chance to get to know this exciting creator in such an intimate setting,” said Melissa Bowersox, President of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.
Martinbrough’s other recent comic book work includes Luke Cage Noir and Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive for Marvel Comics. He also illustrated Captain America: The First Avenger, a promotional comic book created exclusively for the U.S. Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which runs the on-base stores on military posts. It had a million copy print run and was released in conjunction with the feature film of the same name.
For more than the last two years, Martinbrough has served as artist on the Image Comics series Thief of Thieves. Produced by Robert Kirkman, the creator of both the comic book and the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, Thief of Thieves is in development as a television series as well. Martinbrough is also the co-creator and co-author of The REN, an upcoming 200-page graphic novel set during the Harlem Renaissance. It will be published by First Second Books. His art instruction book, How To Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling, is published by Random House and has been reprinted in several languages.
His work has been covered by The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, AOL, AintItCoolNews.com, Architecture Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Times, National Public Radio, SIRIUS/XM Radio, Ebony, Essence, Vibe, The Source and others, and he has lectured at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, The University of Michigan, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Prince George’s Community College, BEA/Book Expo of America and The 100 Black Men of America Conference.
There are 80 seats available for the talk. As noted, admission is free with paid admission for non-museum members and free for museum members, however, reservations are recommended. To reserve your spot, contact Andy Hershberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 625-7066.
GEM is located at 301 W. Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, in the historic Camden Yards sports complex. It is situated immediately next door to Oriole Park and just across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center. For general museum information, call (410) 625-7060 or visit www.geppismuseum.com. Admission: Adults are admitted for $10, Seniors (55 and older) for $9, Students (5-18) for $7, and children under 4 are free.
About Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is a journey through 250 years of American pop culture, located in historic Camden Station at Camden Yards in Baltimore Maryland, just a few blocks from the city’s famed Inner Harbor, immediately across the street from the Baltimore Convention Center, and right next door to Oriole Park. Where else can you revisit your childhood and get back in touch with old friends that entertained you in the past through comic strips and books, radio and television shows, films, cartoons, and so much more? The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia of every conceivable category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and revisit favorite characters like Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Mickey Mouse, Barbie, G.I. Joe, and many more. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is the home of “pop culture with character!” and it is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM, closed Mondays except for major holidays, and closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434
Shawn Martinbrough appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Thief of Thieves on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – Tysons Corner Mall
Tysons Corner Center, 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102
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Writer James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves, End Times of Bram & Ben) and other Valiant folks, plus MONA THE GOAT (yes, a real life goat) appear at Collectors Paradise on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
Valiant Comics will have a ton of cool promotional stuff to give away, specially if you know your Valiant stuff (and if you don’t you SHOULD) Plus they will have an EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition PRINT available with purchase of Quantum & Woody first issue and a bunch of other surprises.
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
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Writer Nick Spencer and artist Christian Ward sign at Gosh! Comics on Saturday June 29th from 2:00pm until 4:00pm!
Here’s a little something we’ve got going on to coincide with the publication of the long-awaited Infinite Vacation hardcover: a signing with writer Nick Spencer and artist Christian Ward!
From the Image website:
“WELCOME TO THE INFINITE VACATION, WHERE CHANGING YOUR LIFE IS ALWAYS JUST A CLICK AWAY! Mark lives in a world where alternate realities are up for sale, and buying and trading your way through unlimited variations of yourself is as commonplace as checking your email or updating your status. But when other ‘hims’ start dying suddenly and he meets a mysterious girl who wants nothing to do with ‘life-changing,’ he’ll learn the truth about the universe he stumbles through, and what happens when your vacation turns on you.”
It’s happening here at Gosh! on the 29th of June, from 2 to 4 pm. Plus, we’ve got a lovely shop-exclusive bookplate to go with it, limited to 200 copies and at no extra cost.
The hardcover has a tentative release date of the 19th of June.
1 Berwick Street, SoHo, London W1F0DR
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We’re proud to announce a signing with writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) February 27 at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 p.m. Writer/performer Asmus will be signing copies of Gambit from Marvel Comics, as well as his new creator-owned series from Image Comics, The End Times of Bram & Ben. Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) will be provided.
The X-Men’s Ragin’ Cajun returns to a life of crime in Gambit, an action-packed solo series with art by Clay Mann (X-Men Legacy). The End Times of Bram & Ben, Asmus’s hilarious collaboration with Jim Festante and Rem Broo, presents a totally different story: when the Rapture happens, Bram is taken to heaven due to a clerical mistake–only to be immediately returned. Now he and his more level-headed friend Ben must contend with the upcoming Armageddon–not to mention a world full of “sinners.”
James Asmus is a long-time writer, performer, and theater playwright, with works produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, and Portland, Oregon. In addition to Gambit and The End Times of Bram & Ben, he is currently co-writing Thief of Thieves for Image Comics with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead). TFAW will have a wide range of Asmus’s comics available for purchase–don’t miss out on this fantastic signing February 27!
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
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Writer Robert Kirkman and artist Ryan Ottley sign at Earth-2 Comics in Sherman Oaks on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from noon until 3:00 pm. They are appearing to both celebrate the 100th issue of their comic Invincible and commemorate Earth-2’s 10th anniversary. Kirkman is also the co-creator of the zombie comic The Walking Dead and executive producer of the AMC show.
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Writer James Asmus and artist Jim Festante sign at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm.
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804
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Sina Grace, Blair Butler, Gerry Duggan, and James Asmus appear at Meltdown Comics on Thursday October 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
From Sina Grace, former editor of The Walking Dead, the artist of The Li’l Depressed Boy and Amber Benson’s Among the Ghosts, comes a haunting retail hell story like you’ve never encountered! A young artist takes a job at a department store in order to make ends meet… little does he know that he may meet his end! In this gothic story for fans of Black Swan, Blankets, and The Devil Wears Prada. Join Sina and his friends Blair Butler, Gerry Duggan, and James Asmus, and Nerdist Writers Panelist moderator Ben Blacker, for the LA release of Not My Bag!
Blair Butler is an American stand-up comic and television host, known for her work on the “Fresh Ink” segment on the G4 program, Attack of the Show! Her first graphic novel, HEART, is out through Image Comics.
Gerry Duggan is a writer for Attack of the Show!, as well as such comic books as Marvel’s Deadpool (with Brian Posehn) and the Infinite Horizon with Phil Noto from Image Comics.
James Asmus is a writer of comic books, theater, comedy, and scripts of all kind. Plus an extensive resume of improv, comedy, and acting. He currently writes Gambit for Marvel and Thief of Thieves for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046