CA – IDW Writers Signing

John Barber, Mike Johnson, David Mariotte, and Tom Waltz, writers of the popular comics such as Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and Hanazuki, appear at the San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Friday, April 6th. They will be signing comics and answering questions about your favorite characters and what it’s like to be a comic book writer, between 6:00 and 7:00 PM.

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

Celebrate 80 Years of Superman at Awesome Con 2018

Press Release:

Top illustrators, writers, and celebrities in the comics world will unite at Mid-Atlantic pop culture convention Awesome Con presented by LeftField Media, taking over Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center from March 30-April 1, 2018. Comics powerhouse DC Entertainment and other renowned publishers will present special programming like industry insider and celebrity-driven panels, share exclusive announcements, debut designs, and more at the show. Awesome Con is proud to mark its sixth year by working with comic book artist Patrick Zircher on the official show poster and original art in the con’s program guide, distributed to all show attendees.

Show attendees can look forward to programming celebrating eight decades of Superman, marking the icon’s 80th anniversary since debuting in April 1938 from DC. Fans will be able to attend events and interact with special guests Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum, who played Clark Kent and Lex Luthor in beloved television series “Smallville,” during the weekend. Kids attending Awesome Con will also receive special keepsake badges featuring official Superman artwork from acclaimed artist and DC Publisher Jim Lee specially commemorating the weekend. Creators from renowned publishers like DC will meet-and-greet with fans throughout the weekend at booths on the Awesome Con show floor, making it easier than ever to meet the makers behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture.

Comic fans will love events like Past, Present & Future: The 80th Anniversary of Superman, a panel bringing together DC artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder and comic book artist and writer Dan Jurgens, alongside Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum to retrace the iconic character’s history and discuss what’s next for the Man of Steel.

The creative minds behind Batman comic miniseries “Dark Nights: Metal” come together at Awesome Con for a Batman Metal Q&A and Meet & Greet on Saturday, March 31. Artist Greg Capullo, writer Scott Snyder, and inker Jonathan Glapion host a private one-hour Q&A with attendees, who will each receive a color Greg Capullo Batman print, a black-and-white Greg Capullo Batman print, and an inked Batman variant comic book cover by Jonathan Glapion. The iconic trio of guests will sign the prints and comic cover along with up to five items per attendee. Tickets are available for $100 at www.awesomecon.com/tickets; attendees must also have a Saturday day pass or Awesome Con Weekend pass.

COMIC GUESTS

  • Scott Snyder (Superman Unchained, Batman, American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Greg Capullo (Dark Nights: Metal, Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Punk Rock Jesus, The Wake, Tokyo GhostHellblazer: City of Demons, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans)
  • Tom King (Mister Miracle, Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision, A Once Crowded Sky)
  • Clay Mann (Batman, Batman Eternal, Gambit, X-Men)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective ComicsBatman, Teenage Mutant Turtles, The Backstagers, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Constantine: The Hellblazer)
  • Josh Williamson (The Flash, Birthright)
  • Frank Tieri (Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Wolverine, Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3)
  • Sam Humphries (Nightwing)
  • Matthew Rosenberg (4 Kids Walk Into a BarWe Can Never Go Home, The Archies)
  • Jonathan Glapion (Superman, Batman, Curse of the Spawn, Elektra: The Hand)

ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS

  • Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning)
  • Will Friedle (Batman Beyond)
  • Phil LaMarr (Justice League Unlimited)

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Awesome Con runs from Friday, March 30 until Sunday, April 1 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. More information about Awesome Con and tickets are available at www.awesomecon.com.

NH – FCBD 2018: Double Midnight Comics

Press Release:

Get ready to Assemble on Saturday, May 5th for Free Comic Book Day! We are uniting on two fronts for the event as our Concord store celebrates five years! Stay tuned for guest announcements, special events, contests, raffles, door prizes, tons of free comics and how you can be involved in our biggest event of the year! Trust us when we say you won’t want to miss out on this year’s event!

Special Guests:
Ben Bishop (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Aggregate)
Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush)

Guests:
Scott Ambruson
Hamiltoons
Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art
Shugar Drop Studios
Max Gagnon

Costume Contest:
Each year for our Free Comic Book Day event we host the LARGEST FCBD Costume Contest in the US! We love seeing all the creative costumes and cosplays that visit the store each year and keep making our contest bigger for everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the prizing for the winners for this year’s Costume Contest:

Best Costume: $250 CASH, $150 store gift certificate, and prize containing tons of goodies!

Best Male Costume: $100 store certificate and more!
Male Runner-Up: $75 store gift certificate and more!
Male Second Runner-Up: $50 store certificate and more!

Best Female Costume: $100 store gift certificate and more!
Female Runner-Up: $75 store gift certificate and more!
Female Second Runner-Up: $50 store certificate and more!

In addition, we will have our annual kids costume contest (prizes TBA!).

This year, we will be mixing it up a little bit! We will have an onstage contest taking place, so everyone interested in entering will need to register at the event (and make sure to have their photos taken with our friends at Nerd Caliber!)! Contest will take place at 5pm! Judges and hosts to be announced!

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Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
603-669-9636

NC Comicon: Oak City 2018 is Less Than One Month Away

Press Release:

NC COMICON OAK CITY is less than a month away at the Raleigh Convention Center on March 17th and 18th! Get Comic Con tickets at Ultimate Comics now or at nccomicon.com/oak-city/tickets

Need a little incentive to buy those Oak City tickets? How about a guest list that includes:

  • Art Baltazar
  • Ben Bishop
  • Cap Blackard
  • Erik Burnham
  • Greg Burnham
  • Richard Case
  • Jen Cohn
  • Jackie Craft
  • Shane Davis
  • James “Buster” Douglas
  • Kevin Eastman
  • Tommy Lee Edwards
  • Tom Fleming
  • Franco
  • Chris Giarrusso
  • Brandon Graham
  • Brenda Hickey
  • Tini Howard
  • Adam Hughes
  • Orlando Jones
  • RJ Marchese
  • Bill McKay
  • Scott Reintgen
  • Rico Renzi
  • Geoff Shaw
  • Louise Simonson
  • Walter Simonson
  • Chris Sims
  • Brian Smith
  • Allison Sohn
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Tom Waltz
  • Jeremy Whitley
  • Marcus Williams
  • Matt D. Wilson

Not enough for you? Good! We have a bunch more amazing guests lined up! We have writers, artists, handcrafters, publishers, and even clubs/organizations – in addition to an amazing array of vendors!

With a Focus on Comic Books, NC Comicon: Oak City keeps ticket prices as affordable as possible so everyone can attend. We are also a bit different as we are locally owned and operated by a comic book retailer, a comic book artist, a comic book writer ,and a comic book fan! This gives us a very unique perspective on how to run a comic book convention.

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CA – Animation Workshop w/ Steven Ahn

Director/storyboard artist Steve Ahn, whose credits include Voltron: Legendary Defender, Legend of Korra, The Cleveland Show, Ben 10, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, TMNT, and more appears for a FREE workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Most recently, Steve created and directed the animated mini series, Blossom Detective HolmesFurther details and FREE tickets are available on the Facebook page…

California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W 4th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-5152

Granite State Comic Fest Announces Two Guests

Press Release:

Granite State Comic Fest is happy to announce that superstar artist Ed McGuinness (artist Deadpool, Superman/Batman, Hulk, Amazing X-Men, Nova, and many, many more) will be joining us on Sunday April 22nd!

Also, white hot creator Sean Gordon Murphy (writer & artist Batman White Knight and Punk Rock Jesus, artist Chrononauts, Joe the Barbarian, Tokyo Ghost, and more!) will be joining us as well!

The Granite State Comic Fest is a one day comic book show produced by Double Midnight Comics, organizers of the Granite State Comicon, and Comic Art House, who represents some of the finest comic book artists in the industry! The Granite State Comic Fest is an old school comic book show focusing on comic books and the people that make them!
The inaugural Granite State Comic Fest is being held Sunday April 22nd at the Holiday Inn in Nashua! Admission will be just $5 for adults, kids 10 and under FREE!
To date we have announced creators Chris Uminga, Chrissie Zullo, Craig Rousseau, Elias Chatzoudis, Sara Richard, Rich Woodall, and Ben Bishop as guests!
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IL – Animaniacs LIVE

Actor Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner, Pinky) and composer Randy Rogel bring ANIMANIACS LIVE to the College of Lake County on Sunday, March 4th at 4:00 PM.  Get tickets at the link….

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain pan.

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College of Lake County Theatre Department
19351 W Washington St, Grayslake, IL 60030

NY – Animaniacs LIVE

Actor Rob Paulsen (Yakko Warner, Pinky) and composer Randy Rogel bring ANIMANIACS LIVE to the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30 PM.  Get tickets at the link….

Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs you STILL can’t remove from your brain pan.

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Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY 11548
(516) 299-3100

CA – Animaniacs in Concert

It’s time for Animaniacs! Voice actors Rob Paulsen and Jess Harnell reunite with original songwriter Randy Rogel on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM for a mix of old-fashioned wit, slapstick, pop culture and music in an unforgettable evening. A delightful show for all ages. Tickets available at the link…

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Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 362-5304

OR – The Art of Colorists Group Exhibit

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present a collaborative group show featuring the work of comic book color artists known as colorists. The exhibit consists of original artwork and examples of the colorists’ industry work. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, December 7, 2017, and will be available for viewing throughout December.

In the simplest of descriptions, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white comic book art. Over the years the medium of comics has evolved, and so have the skills of color artists. As the work of colorists has become an increasingly dynamic component, their recognition by the industry and their peers has increased. It’s our hope to further that recognition by working with several colorists for this installation.

Among the color artists participating in the show are Lesley Atlansky (Short Order Crooks, Kid Sherlock), Jeremy Colwell (Batman/TMNT, Wonder Woman Rebirth), Jeromy Cox (DMZ, Promethea), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Archie, Bitch Planet, DC Bombshells), Adam Guzowski (Nailbiter, TMNT), Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Change), Steve Oliff (Akira), and Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen). The exhibit is organized by Fitzpatrick, Atlansky, and Marissa Louise.

The colorists’ group exhibit will be on display the entire month of December. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, December 30th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

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