SF – Night of A Thousand Sketches

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Press Release:

Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate our final days at our current location with a party, lots of artists, libations, giveaways, raffle prizes and other surprises. Live music, specialty cocktails, and original artwork will be on tap–stay tuned for updates.

Artists from all around the Bay (and a few from outside) join the museum to celebrate 14 years at the 655 Mission Street location and help raise funds for our move to a new location! Artists will be sketching all night; caricatures, superheroes, animated favorites, and more in exchange for donations of $10 and up, which will go to the museum’s storage and relocation costs.

Guest artists include a who’s who of great cartoonists:

Brent Anderson (Astro City)
Mark Badger (Batman)
Elizabeth Beier (We Belong, caricatures)
Mark Bode (TMNT, Cobalt-60)
Michael Capozzola (Surveillance Caricatures)
Peter Conrad (Cringe)
Steve Englehart (The Avengers, Detective Comics)
Greg Espinoza (Pug)
Andrew Farago (TMNT)
Shaenon K. Garrity (Skin Horse)
Mike Hales (wobblyart.com)
Gene Hamm (Hell Toupee)
Andy Hartzell (Fox Bunny Funny)
Mark Haven Britt (Monument)
Nathan Heigert (Shade)
Brian Kolm (Atomic Bear Press)
Vincent Kukua (Image Comics)
Karen Luk (Steampunk ABC)
Larry Luna (Lenerd)
Lee Marrs (Pudge, Girl Blimp)
Pete McDonnell (Marvel Comics, caricatures)
Roman Muradov ((In a Sense) Lost and Found)
Frederick Noland (SF Weekly)
Melissa Pagluica (Above the Clouds)
Jeff Plotkin (Happy Freak Show)
Zach Trenholm (LIFE, caricatures)
Chuck Whelon (Pewfell)

RSVP on Facebook!

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

CA – IDW Artists Signing

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Artists Sara Richard, cover artist of My Little Pony and Jem & the Holograms, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday August 4, 2015 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM!

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

CO – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Tattered Cover on Monday August 17th at 7:00 PM read from and sign his debut novel Still Life Las Vegas, in which the magical collides with the mundane, and memory, sexual awakening and familial ties all lead to a place where everything is illuminated, and nothing is real. Threading through this coming-of-age story are beautiful, heart-wrenching graphic illustrations by artist Sungyoon Choi.

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Tattered Cover
1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

NV – Still Life Las Vegas Signing

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James Sie appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday August 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM to sign Still Life Las Vegas!

About this author:
JAMES SIE was born and raised in Summit, NJ., the son of immigrant parents, a Chinese father and an Italian mother. After attending Northwestern University, he lived in Chicago for many years, working as an actor and an award-winning playwright of literary adaptations. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles with his husband and son, where he works as a voiceover artist in animation, most notably in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness; King of the Hill and Jackie Chan Adventures.

Barnes & Noble
567 North Stephanie Henderson, NV 89014
702-434-1533

CA – Hop-Con 3.0

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Our annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery is back for a third round. Join us for a release party large enough to match this year’s Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Hop-Con isn’t about awkward handshakes, high-fives, selfies and autographs – just general and rampant merriment and geeky celebration full of great food and awesome craft beer. As always, we have surprises planned. This year, we’ve added 45% more space to the festival. Whatever could we do with that? Hmmmm…you’ll have to wait and see.

Get tickets at the link…
YOUR $75 TICKET INCLUDES:

* Ten 4oz beer samples

* A commemorative Hop-Con 3.0 glass

* Gourmet food stations

* Lots of geeky good times!
DONATE $25 TO THE HERO INITIATIVE,
AND IDW PUBLISHING WILL GIVE YOU:

* A litho of the 2015 w00tstout label art cover signed by Dave Johnson
(cover artist for the noir Vertigo series and 100 Bullets)

* A signed litho from Kevin Eastman, creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

* Pride that 100% of your donation is helping comic illustrators of yesteryear
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* YOUR BREWERS & HOSTS *
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GREG KOCH our CEO and fearless leader

WIL WHEATON thespian and renaissance man

DREW CURTIS online news guru

AISHA TYLER actress, comedian and w00tstout alum

KEVIN EASTMAN illustrator and creator of Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles

DAVE JOHNSON “the Reverend” and illustrator of this year’s w00tstout label

KRIS KETCHAM Stone Liberty Station Brewing Manager

RICHARD ROSSI Stone Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con

ALEXIS LIGHT Stone Assistant Brewer and cask creator for Hop-Con
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* THE 35+ BEERS *
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W00TSTOUT AND HOP-CON EXCLUSIVES:

Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2013)

Stone w00tstout 2.0 (2014)

Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout (2015)

Kevin Eastman / Kris Ketcham “IT’S PIZZA TIME!” A Pizza-Inspired Saison

Aisha Tyler / Kris Ketcham Stone Cold Fox Chocolate Orange Black IPA

Special cask creation by Richard Rossi

Special cask creation by Alexis Light
THE IPAs:

Stone RuinTen Triple IPA

Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0

Ecliptic/Wicked Weed/Stone Points Unknown IPA

Stone Delicious IPA

Stone Go To IPA

Stone Cali-Belgique IPA

Stone IPA

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Klaatu Barada Nikto

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Wheat Surrender

BARREL-AGED & SPECIAL CREATIONS:

Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels

Stone Passion Project

Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels

Stone Spotlight: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale w/Balaton Sour Cherries

Stone Imperial Irish Stout

Stone Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale aged in Red Wine Barrels

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Gose Gose Gadget

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Murder She Rotte

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Great Bowman’s Beard aged in Bourbon Barrels
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* THE HOP-CADE *
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We’re taking the giant plot behind building 12 (aka the garden bar) and turning it into the HOP-CADE! Our dream of creating an outdoor arcade and beer garden from last year has been realized.

We’ll have:
* Only IPAs on tap
* Our oversized lawn games (Jenga, Connect Four, etc)
* Two pinball machines (The Twilight Zone and Theatre of Magic)
* Donkey Kong
* Ms. Pac-Man
* A Skee-ball machine

Not enough? How about an arcade game with a 25-foot screen driven from a used beer barrel converted into a vintage arcade console? This last feat will be created by our friend Hunter Bond, Troll Slayer and resident Pinball Mechanic at J!NX, with custom metal routing by San Diego’s reproHAUS.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
2816 Historic Decatur Rd #116, San Diego, CA 92106

CA – Talkin’ Toons w/ Anime Stars

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Rob Paulsen welcomes anime voice actors Steve Blum, Kari Wahlgren, Sean Schemmel, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Todd Haberkorn to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv! A signing will follow the show.

Get tickets at the link!

Press Release:

The world-famous Hollywood Improv is proud to invite you to join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting!

About Rob Paulsen:
Born in Detroit, Rob Paulsen spent his childhood in Livonia and Rochester, attending Junior and Senior high school in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Rob loved cartoons like most kids but aspired to be a professional hockey player. “Fortunately, thanks to some big, strong, kid from Winnipeg who drilled me so hard my ears are still ringing, I learned around age 18 I had neither the talent nor the temperament to make a living playing hockey. So, I turned to my other passions: singing and acting.”

The goal of bringing absolute believability to a fictional character, live-action or animated, is what every actor strives for. Those who are committed to their career and who combine experience, passion and skill are likely to succeed.

Those gifted with exceptional talent who focus on maximizing their potential by finding their own niche, quickly break away from the pack. After years of honing their craft and consistently delivering memorable performances in which the character impacts an indelible image on the viewer, the public and the industry take notice, singling out the best.

“I’m getting paid to do what I got in trouble for in the 7th grade,” jests Rob, who won a Daytime Emmy in 1999 as “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” for Pinky and The Brain (Warner Bros.) Though nominated twice previously, the victory was especially sweet due to some formidable competition – fellow nominees Louie Anderson, Ernest Borgnine, Dennis Franz and Jeffery Tambor. In addition to his Emmy, Rob won back-to-back Annie Awards in 1997 and 1998. “I absolutely love what I do and thank my lucky stars for twenty-five years of full-time employment in this business,” he says.

“It’s a treat to portray a complex character,” Rob explains about Pinky, a goof-ball mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. “Besides … where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like ‘Egad!,’ ‘Narf!,’ ‘Poit!,’ ‘Splonk!,’ and ‘Zort!’ are allowed and in fact, encouraged?” With over 2,000 half-hours of animation to his credit, Rob’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 Rob’s other well-known animated characters include Raphael of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Arthur in “The Tick,” the title role in “The Mask” (for a WHOLE lot less dough than Mr. Carrey, thank you), the title role in “Mighty Max,” Carl Wheezer in “Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius,” Jack Fenton in “Danny Phantom,” Bobble in the “Tinkerbell” series of DVDs and hopefully more to come.

Paulsen’s extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match, and Warlocked. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St. Elsewhere. Additionally, he is one of the most sought-after voice actors in the commercial arena, performing in over 1000 commercial spots.

As passionate about “paying it forward” as he is about his lucrative career, Rob supports various charitable organizations, particularly those benefiting children and military veterans. Rob’s volunteer work with GOALmodels has been particularly rewarding. GOALmodels, a high school program in Reseda, California, is designed to inspire 9th graders to set goals and overcome obstacles in life. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. In his leisure time, Rob enjoys golf, riding his motorcycle and occasionally lacing up his skates for another chance to relive his past glory on the rink. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife, Parrish, and their two Yorkshire terriers, Pooshie and Tala.

Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048

CA – An Evening with Kevin Eastman

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Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday July 3, 2015 for an exciting exhibit of his prolific work. Featuring numerous highlights from the very first Turtle sketch to the most recent comic book cover, fans get a first-hand look into the creation of a pop culture sensation. A signing will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 PM!

San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

WA – The Spirit/High Crimes Signing

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Join I Like Comics on Saturday, July 18th, to celebrate the release of Will Eisner’s The Spirit #1 by Matt Wagner, Dan Schkade and Brennan Wagner from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM. And later in the day, come meet Christopher Sebela and Ibrahim Moustafa for the Hardcover release of their Eisner nominated thriller, High Crimes from 2:00-5:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663
(360) 852-8890

Nickelodeon Announces Panels for SDCC 2015

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Press Release:

Nickelodeon heads to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 to showcase its rich content through an innovative booth design, fan activations, talent-driven panels and more.

Nickelodeon’s 1800 sq. foot booth (#4113) is inspired by the excitement and imagination streaming out of its Burbank Animation Studio.  Sky-rocketing from the floor to the ceiling of the convention center, the booth’s bold collage design showcases series like Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Harvey Beaks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sanjay and Craig, SpongeBob SquarePants and more.

The booth will feature activations that include: a voice record room where fans can lend their own voices to select scenes from their favorite Nick TV shows; a facial recognition booth where attendees can become their favorite characters; a “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) celebration; and autograph signings with Tom Kenny, Kel Mitchell, and more.

Nickelodeon will present three panels: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Power!; Are you ready, kids? Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants; and Nickelodeon Animation featuring Sanjay and Craig – Noiice!, which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Sanjay and Craig, Harvey Beaks and the upcoming series Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House.

In addition, Nickelodeon Animation will take over the Horton Grand Theater to bring fans Nickelodeon’s Variety Show ft. Breadwinners Live!, a cartoon-copia of surprises including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles on Saturday, July 11.

The following is a full rundown of the panels and booth activity:

 

PANELS

 

Friday, July 10

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Power! – Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon’s hit animated series. Moderated by the internet’s biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (aka “@BlackNerd”), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into season four and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles.  Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of our TMNT world; Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), Fred Tatasciore (Rocksteady) and more special guests!  Booyakasha!

 

Saturday, July 11

Are you ready, kids? Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants – The cast of SpongeBob is back!  We’ve assembled all your Bikini Bottom favorites to perform the episode “Idiot Box” at a live table read as chosen by fans online.  Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Bikini Bottomites).  Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller.  Plus, a sneak peek at a brand new episode and fan trivia with prizes!  Hosted by Claudia Spinelli, VP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon. All landlubbers welcome!

 

Sunday, July 12

Nickelodeon Animation featuring Sanjay and CraigNoiice!Sanjay and Craig returns to Comic Con with a live table read followed by a Q&A with the cast and creators.  Featuring creators and co-executive producers Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell, and voice talent Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) and other special guests.  Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, VP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon.  But that’s not all!  After the Q&A we’re screening, sneak peeks from Sanjay and Craig and Harvey Beaks, plus, a special preview of Nick Animation’s upcoming brand new shows Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House.

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Saturday, July 11, Location: The Horton Grand Theater

Nickelodeon’s Variety Show ft. Breadwinners Live! – Nickelodeon Animation takes over the Horton Grand Theater to bring you a cartoon-copia of surprises including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles!  Hosted by DJ BoogieTicket Required: get free tickets in the Autograph Area of Comic Con’s Sails Pavilion.  Come hang out, crush some snacks and enjoy the show!  You can meet SpongeBob, Patrick and the Dino Charge Power Rangers, watch exclusive cartoons and the world premiere of two brand new shows, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House. See the stars of Henry Danger unmask a super-secret surprise and laugh with the voice cast of Breadwinners as they perform and sing at a live table read!  Yip-Yip!  Scheduled to appear are Robbie Daymond (SwaySway), Eric Bauza (Buhdeuce) and special guests.  This is the one-night-only kids and family event full of amazement that you won’t want to miss.

 

ONGOING BOOTH ACTIVITY

  • #TBT: Nickelodeon kicks-off SDCC with a “Throwback Thursday” day-long celebration featuring an appearance and autograph signing with Kenan & Kel star Kel Mitchell; a photo opportunity with the beloved ‘90s character Stick Stickly; appearances by the Rugrats costumed characters Tommy, Chucky and Angelica; and exclusive giveaways.
  • VO Your Favorite Show: The center of the Nick booth will feature a voice record booth where fans can test their voiceover skills by recording their own scene from a popular Nick animated show.  Participants will be video recorded and will receive an email of the video featuring a side-by-side of the booth with the animated scene to share with friends. Nickelodeon partnered with digital agency RED Interactive Agency to create the experience which will be open to fans each day of Comic-Con.

Nito–Get Animated App: Nickelodeon teams up with Nito (www.NitoApp.com) to allow kids (and big kids) to “become” their favorite Nick characters. Step into the booth and voila – your movements and expressions are mimicked perfectly by SpongeBob, Korra, Harvey Beaks, and more!  You can take part in a real animated scene and will then be emailed a video to share (and show off with).

  • Autograph Signings:  During the convention, Nickelodeon talent will sign autographs for fans.  Signing opportunities include: Kel Mitchell, SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles talent and executive producers, Sanjay and Craig creators and talent,Breadwinners creators, Pig Goat Banana Cricket creators, The Loud House creator, The Legend of Korra co-creators/executive producers, and the Power Rangers Dino Charge cast.
  • Costumed Characters Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Rugrats and Power Rangers Dino Charge characters will make appearances during the convention.
  • Giveaways:  Fans have chances to win special products over the course of the convention.

ME – TMNT Artist Signs

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Artist Steve Lavigne, one of the original Mirage team that created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appears at Coast City Comics on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 6:30pm to sign comics and do sketches. He will also be selling prints and original artwork! There will be an exclusive silkscreened patch given out. Limited to 50 pieces!

RSVP on Facebook!

Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 899-1505

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