CA – Transformers G1 Reunion

talkin_toons1Voice actor Rob Paulsen welcomes fellow Transformers G1 alums Charlie Adler (Silverbolt), Gregg Berger (Grimlock), Hal Rayle (Snarl), and Neil Ross (Bonecrusher) to Talkin’ Toons LIVE on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Hollywood Improv!

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

IDW Sets Up Down Under

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Over two weekends this June, IDW CEO & Publisher Ted Adams and Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall will be on hand at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney and Perth, Australia, giving international fans an inside look at the workings and future of IDW Publishing! Together, they’ll be hosting panels, signing books, and celebrating IDW’s 15th Anniversary with fans from across the globe.

From June 13-15, Adams and Ryall can be found at the Sydney Showground, when Supanova kicks off in the metropolitan hub. At the IDW booth, you can stock up on IDW books as well as pick up an exclusive Supanova convention cover to Mars Attacks: First Born #2, written by Ryall and illustrated by Sam Kieth. The exclusive image adorning the cover is the first-ever “photo-selfie” with Adams and Ryall. This unique convention exclusive is limited to 250 copies for each of the Supanova conventions they will be attending this summer.

Also signing at the IDW booth will be artist/designer Ashley Wood, who will be showcasing an exclusive action figure through his 3A Toys line, as well as an array of his many IDW art books and comics, such as Zombies vs Robots, co-created with Ryall. TMNT cover/trading-card artist, Jon Sommariva, will also be signing and sketching at the IDW booth during the conventions.

At each of the two conventions, Adams and Ryall will be hosting two IDW-focused panels; one of which details the history of the company, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014; the other panel will be an open forum to discuss new and upcoming projects and field questions from fans, too. In Sydney, the first panel will take place on Saturday at 10:30, with the second following on Sunday at 11:00. Please refer to the Supanova website for additional information and panel times in Perth.

IDW will be conducting Cover Talent Search sessions and General Portfolio Reviews at both shows. In Sydney, cover artists can bring their portfolios by the booth on Friday, from 15:00 – 16:00, and 14:30 – 15:30 on Saturday and Sunday. General portfolio reviews will be conducted from 16:30 – 17:30 on Friday, and 16:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

The following weekend, June 20th – 22nd Supanova and IDW head to the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, where panels, portfolio reviews, and access to the exclusive Mars Attacks cover will again be taking place throughout the weekend. Aspiring artists in Perth can bring their cover work for review from 14:30 – 15:30 on Saturday and Sunday, and general portfolios by between16:00 – 17:00.

Follow IDW on Facebook at facebook.com/idwpublishing and on Twitter @IDWPublishing for updates during the show, and to find out where we’ll be next!

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Boston Comic Con 2014 Celebrity Photo Op Tickets Now On Sale

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con is happy to announce that Celebrity Photo Op Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 convention!

 Get your photo professionally taken with:

1. Jason Momoa of Game of Thrones

2. John Barrowman of Arrow and Torchwood

3. Sean Astin of The Lord of The Rings

4. James Marsters of Buffy The Vampire Slayer

5. Jewel Staite of Firefly

6. Sam Witwer of Being Human

7. Eve Myles of Torchwood

8. Katie Cassidy of Arrow

All professional photo ops cost $60.  It includes one 8 x 10 color photo of the fan and the celebrity. Advanced tickets for celebrity photo ops can be only purchased on line by clicking here. Celebrity photo ops are scheduled at specific times on specific days. The schedule is subject to change. Celebrity photo op tickets do not include admission to the Boston Comic Con or a celebrity autograph. Celebrity autographs are on a first come first serve basis and can only be purchased at the celebrity’s table on site at the show by waiting in line.  All celebrity autographs cost $40.  The number of professional celebrity photo op tickets is limited. A maximum of two (2) adults and four (4) children under 12 may appear in the same photo. Below is the celebrity photo op schedule.

Friday August 8th:
3PM –  Eve Myles/ James Marsters
4PM –  Sean Astin/ Jewel Staite
5PM –  John Barrowman/ Sam Witwer
6PM –   Katie Cassidy/ Jason Momoa
Saturday August 9th & Sunday August 10th:
12PM –  Eve Myles/ James Marsters
1PM –  Sean Astin/ Jewel Staite
2PM –  John Barrowman/ Sam Witwer
3PM –   Katie Cassidy/ Jason Momoa

To purchase admission tickets  to The Boston Comic Con and celebrity photo op tickets click on this link:  Boston Comic Con Tickets

About Boston Comic Con:
Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th, and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210.
For more information please go to our website: Boston Comic Con

Follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

SF – TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History Launch

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Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Saturday, June 14, 2014!

Join us with special guests from Nickelodeon’s hit TMNT animated series for our opening reception! Meet Turtles artists Mark Bode, Ken Mitchroney, longtime Mirage Studios staffer Molly Bode, and current TMNT animators as you enjoy refreshments from event sponsor Extreme Pizza at this free event!

This reception also marks the world premiere of the long-awaited Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, written by Cartoon Art Museum Curator Andrew Farago and published by Insight Editions. (The book is available everywhere on June 24, 2014.)

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About the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibition:

The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates the iconic hit franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This retrospective will be on display at the museum from May 3 through Sept. 14, 2014.

The Cartoon Art Museum’s exhibition will include all of the original artwork from the historic first issue from 1984, other early covers and interior artwork from series creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird and their associates from Mirage Studios, storyboards and animation cells from the original 1980s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and material from the popular TMNT Adventures comic book originally published by Archie Comics.

RSVP on Facebook!

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

IN – TMNT: Turtles in Time #1 Signing

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Writer Paul Allor appears at Alter Ego Comics on Wednesday, June 18th at 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm to sign the first issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time from IDW Publishing!

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Alter Ego Comics
111 E. Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305
765-282-5297

CA – Storyboarding Panel

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Justin Ridge, Le Tang, Anson Jew, and Steve Ahn appear on Saturday May 31st at the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. They will discuss their experience in live action and animation projects, and their perspective on the future of storyboarding.

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SILA – The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles
3326 W Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
800-799-6368

FL – TMNT 30th Anniversary Signing

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Ozzy Fernandez appears at Heroes Haven on Saturday May 31st from noon till 3:00 pm to sign IDW’s special TMNT 30th Anniversary issue with an exclusive wrap around cover!

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Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

Sean Astin Appears at Boston Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:

Boston Comic Con’s new guest is a Goonie, a Hobbit, and a Ninja Turtle: SEAN ASTIN makes his first appearance at Boston Comic Con this year! An accomplished actor,  Sean made his film debut at 13 playing Mikey Walsh in the classic adventure movie The Goonies. Sean scored another career defining, triumphant success playing the title character in the inspirational and universally applauded college football biopic Rudy. But Sean probably best known in his role as Samwise Gamgee the stalwart Hobbit from Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy for which he received several awards.

Sean has appeared on television as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24, and currently voices Raphael in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated TV series. Sean is also slated to co-star in the much anticipated series The Strain for FX, based on Guillermo del Toro’s trilogy of vampire novels.

Previously announced guests include Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

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About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

IDW Signing Schedule for WonderCon 2014

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Press Release:

Comics publisher IDW is returning to WonderCon this weekend in a big way. In addition to panels and exclusives, IDW will be holding several signings with many of their best artists and writers.

Talent from IDW comics series Mars AttacksGodzilla, G.I. JOETransformersMy Little PonyJudge Dredd, Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStar TrekThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, and many others will be on hand at the IDW Booth #309. Attendees can swing by the booth to meet talent like Gabriel Rodriguez, Mark Evanier, Mike Costa, Scott Tipton, Chris Mowry, and others.

During selected signings, IDW will also be giving away free exclusive variants, preview comics, and posters to attendees, including:

  • Exclusive Winterworld Preview Ashcan!
  • Exclusive Little Nemo in Slumberland Preview Ashcan!
  • America’s Army Show Exclusive #0 issue variant edition
  • America’s Army Show Exclusive Poster

From the press release, here’s the complete signing schedule, including what times you can stop by to pick up your free IDW exclusives:

idw-tfWONDER CON 2014 IDW EVENT SCHEDULE! 
SIGNING AT THE IDW BOOTH, #309!

Friday April 18th
12:00 – 1:00  Love and Capes – Thom Zahler

1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
*Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio!

2:00 – 3:00  Mars Attacks, The Hollows, The Colonized – Chris Ryall

3:00 – 4:00  America’s Army  M. Zachary Sherman
*Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

3:00 – 4:00  Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

4:00 – 5:00  G.I. JOE: Special Missions – Paul Gulacy

5:00 – 6:00  Transformers – John Barber, Flint Dille, Mairghread Scott

6:00 – 7:00  My Little Pony – Tony Fleecs

6:00 – 7:00  Mean Streets: Baja – Ben Wagner

Saturday April 19th

11:00 – 12:00  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Tom Waltz

11:00 – 12:00 America’s Army  M. Zachary Sherman
*Check out the exclusive free comics & posters!

12:00 – 1:00  Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two – Douglas Wolk

12:00 – 1:00  The Illegitimates – Marc Andreyko

1:00 – 2:00  Amelia Cole – D.J. Kirkbride

2:00 – 3:00  Darby Pop Bonanza! 
Eric Garcia – City: The Mind in the Machine
John Raffo – 7th Sword
Andrew Robinson – 7th Sword
Bernard Chang – City: The Mind in the Machine, Indestructible

3:00 – 4:00  LITTLE NEMO LAUNCH PARTY – IDW Guest of Honor Gabriel Rodriguez, Eric Shanower
* Check out the free advance ashcan!

4:00 – 5:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

4:00 – 5:00  The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle – Mark Evanier

5:00 – 6:00  T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents – Roger Robinson

5:00 – 6:00  G.I. JOE: The Cobra Files – Mike Costa

6:00 – 7:00  Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton

Sunday April 20th

12:00 – 1:00  Kill Shakespeare – Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col

1:00 – 3:00  IDW MVP & Guest of Honor – Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key)
*Check out the Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega HC show exclusive, and Gabriel Rodriguez Locke & Key Artist’s Edition Portfolio!

3:00 – 4:00 Godzilla: Rulers of Earth – Chris Mowry

TX – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Free Comic Book Day 2014 is upon us! Mike Norton, Joelle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Randy Milholland, Chad Thomas, Robert Wilson, and Ken Lowery appear at Zeus Comics on Saturday May 3rd from 10am until 5pm!

7,000 Free Comics!

Guests!

Mike Norton (Battlepug, Queen and Country, Revival, All New Atom, Green Arrow/Black Canary)
Joelle Jones (Helhiem, Dr. Horrible, 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, Adventures of Superman, Fables)
Jamie S. Rich (It Girl and the Atomics, 12 Reasons Why I Love her, Spellcheckers, Madame Frankenstein)
Randy Milholland (somethingpositive.net)
Chad Thomas (TMNT New Animated Adventures, Mega Man)
Robert Wilson (Knuckheads, Live a Virus)
Ken Lowery (Like a Virus, The Variants)

Plus a special appearance by Frozen’s Anna and Elsa from 10am-Noon!

Zeus Comics
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 219-8697

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