CO – Spawn Signing

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Todd McFarlane appears at Tradesmart on Saturday November 16th beginning at 2:00pm.

McFarlane gained his notoriety in the comic realm in the 1980s and 1990s with his work on Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise which quickly turned into one of the most successful comics of all time. After the success of Spider-Man, McFarlane created his own comic, Spawn, which became one of the best independent comics of all time. After comic success, Spawn was turned into an Emmy award-winning animated show on HBO.

McFarlane also founded the international award-winning McFarlane Toys which is a top manufacturer of action figures including AMC’s The Walking Dead, HALO 4, Assassin Creed as well as NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL action figures.

Many of McFarlane’s creations including McFarlane Toys figures, TMP graphic novels and comics, and both Spawn and Haunt merchandise, will be available for purchase during the event. In addition to the great selection of merchandise, a special limited edition Spawn Variant comic will be available for purchase at the store for this event.

Tradesmart will host McFarlane on November 16th starting at 2pm with a speaking engagement from Todd McFarlane followed by a signing at 3pm at 8500 West Crestline Avenue. There will be a limit of two items signed per person. For additional information on the Todd McFarlane in-store event contact the store at (303) 904-2672.

Tradesmart
8500 West Crestline Ave. Littleton, CO 80123

WA – Road Trip to Creative Autonomy

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Todd McFarlane speaks at his alma mater Eastern Washington University on June 14-15th!

Press Release:

Eastern Washington University is proud to welcome back to campus Todd McFarlane, an entertainment and business mogul and an international awarding-winning artist, during its Commencement weekend June 14-15.

Todd McFarlane ’84, who will be the keynote speaker at one of two graduation ceremonies that weekend, became a comic book sensation in the 1980s due to his work on Marvel Comics Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he launched his own comic title, Spawn, which became one of the 1990s’ most popular heroes and which launched a highly successful and diverse career that includes action figures, film, animation and video games. Spawn became an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a top grossing live-action feature film from New Line Cinema. McFarlane founded and controls the award-winning McFarlane Toys, a leader in the action figure industry, and produces products based on the some of the hottest entertainment and sports properties.

The night before commencement, Friday, June 14, EWU will present Road Trip to Creative Autonomy, an evening with Todd McFarlane from 7-8 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane, WA. An autograph session will follow. Admission to this special speaking engagement is $15, and will include a highly limited edition Spawn comic book with EWU Grad special cover. The event is free for EWU students with Eagle Card ID. Advanced registration is required and IDs will be scanned at the door. Space is limited, so please RSVP at the link.

McFarlane, who once worked as a janitor while studying and playing baseball at Eastern, will be the keynote speaker during the 2 p.m. Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, for students in the College of Science, Health and Engineering and the College of Arts, Letters and Education.

MORE ABOUT TODD MCFARLANE
About McFarlane Toys: Grammy-and Emmy-winning producer/director Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, is the force behind McFarlane Toys, one of America’s top action figure manufacturers. McFarlane Toys has become a leader and redefined the standards within the action figure industry. 2013 Marquee lines include The Walking Dead TV and Comics, Assassin Creed and HALO video franchises and officially licensed teams of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. McFarlane has won two Emmys, two MTV Video Music Awards, a Grammy and hundreds of international awards for his work in the arts and action figure industry. Todd McFarlane Entertainment continues to development projects in film, television and video games. For more information on this pop-culture powerhouse, visit www.McFarlane.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004

Peavey Todd McFarlane Spider-Man Guitar a SDCC 2013 Exclusive

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Via Convention Exclusive.com:

The closer it gets to the San Diego Comic Con the more you”ll start hearing and seeing about the exciting exclusives to come. One that stands out the most is the Exclusive Black Spiderman Guitar from Peavey. The guitar features the famous symbiote costumed Spider-Man drawn by Todd McFarlane! Available at this years SDCC from Crazy Cat Collectibles at their booth #429. The guitar is limited to only 100 pieces worldwide! Musicians of every skill level, from beginner to pro, can become a real guitar hero with these new musical instruments from Peavey. The Rockmaster Guitar is a full-size electric guitar with a high-gloss finish on a basswood body which provides excellent balance and tone. The maple neck and rosewood fretboard enable fast rhythm and lead playing.

 

NYC – The Art of Todd McFarlane Signing

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Todd McFarlane signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday December 6th starting at 6:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Join us as we welcome Todd McFarlane to Midtown Comics Downtown for a celebration of the release of The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details! Meet Todd McFarlane and get your copy of The Devil’s in the Details signed at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday December 6th starting at 6pm!

*Purchase of The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details is required to attend the signing event. *One additional item may be signed at the event.   The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details On sale Wednesday 11/21 Showcasing Todd McFarlane’s unique art style, hich burst onto the comic book scene in the late 1980s and forever changed the landscape of comic book art. Features art from original comic art boards, rare, never-before-seen sketches, as well as art from McFarlane’s work on Batman, Spider-Man, and the Hulk (amongst many others), and his own top-selling creation, Spawn. Also features selected commentary by the artist himself.

Midtown Comics
64 Fulton Street, New  York, NY 10038

CA – The Art of Todd McFarlane Signing

November 15, 2012 by  
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Todd McFarlane signs at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday December 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM for the release of The Art of Todd McFarlane: The Devil’s in the Details. 

The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

Hero Initiative at Phoenix Comic Con 2012

May 22, 2012 by  
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Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.

Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!

In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.

And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!

And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez

Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez

Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker

Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna

Kingdoms of Amalur Release Parties

Todd McFarlane, Curt Schilling, R. A. Salvatore, Ken Rolston, and more celebrate the release of 38 Studios new game at GameStops across the country on February 6, 2012.

Press Release:

The lore of Kingdoms of Amalur spans an epic course of over 10,000 years, with Reckoning capturing a moment in this history and the tale of a singular hero capable of reshaping the fate of the world of Amalur. Every building, tree, and creature has a clear and defined history within this immersive world filled with extraordinary landscapes, mysterious cities, colorful characters, and fantastic creatures.

This mysterious and magical new fantasy world is created by New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore brought to life visually through the trademark style of renowned artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane and developed under the leadership of Ken Rolston, lead designer of the critically acclaimed RPGs Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Beginning at 11:30 p.m. on February 6, three GameStop stores will open their doors for eager fans who will among the first to get their copies of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning upon its release at midnight on February 7. To mark this occasion the game’s creators will make special appearances and mingle with fans as they count down to the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning at the following GameStop locations:

1.Bellingham, MA: Curt Schilling, Founder and Chairman of 38 Studios, three-time World Series champion and life-long videogame fanatic and R.A. Salvatore, Executive Creator of Worlds and 24-time New York Times best-selling author, who crafted the rich lore and stories of the world of Amalur. Curt and R.A. will join fans at the GameStop located in the Stallbrook Marketplace, 258 Hartford Ave, Bellingham, MA 02019

2.Tempe, AZ: Todd McFarlane, Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys founder, who has driven the artistic vision of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Todd will meet fans at the GameStop at the Tempe Marketplace located at 2040 E. Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 110, Tempe, AZ 85281

3.Cockeysville, MD: Ken Rolston, Internationally Celebrated Game Designer at Big Huge Games will be joined by members of the Big Huge Games development team including Lead Designer Ian Frazier, Art Director Tim Coman, Lead Combat Designer Joe Quadara, and Audio Director Grant Kirkhope. The team from Big Huge Games will join fans at the GameStop located at 10015 York Road, Suite A7, Cockeysville, MD 21030

AZ – Spawn on Campus

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Todd McFarlane speaks at Arizona State University in a roundtable discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility on Sunday, December 11 from 3-6pm! The event is free and open to the public.

Details at the link.

Arizona State University – West Campus
4701 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ

AZ – Spawn Signing

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Todd McFarlane appears at his McFarlane store for an exclusive signing on Saturday, December 17th from 1 – 3 PM.

Press Release:

What could be better than a stocking full of Spawn and Haunt comics or Walking Dead, sports, and Halo figures? How about one with legendary Todd McFarlane’s signature on it? Stop by and meet the Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys CEO, Todd McFarlane, at his McFarlane store for an exclusive signing on Saturday, December 17th from 1 – 3 PM.

And if getting to meet McFarlane wasn’t awesome enough, the first 100 fans lined up at the door will receive a FREE Halo action figure! So be sure to arrive early for all the fun! Signing will be limited to two items per person.

While you are at the store, don’t forget to take a look around. You’ll find all the latest products from McFarlane Toys, from league-licensed NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL sports figures to the latest Halo series. You can also pick up the new Walking Dead TV Series 1 action figures inspired by the highly-acclaimed AMC television show, The Walking Dead!

The store also carries the season’s most recent collectible toys including Star Wars, Marvel, DC Universe, Justice League, Kill Bill, Dexter, Gears of War, Predator, Nintendo characters, Gremlins, Nightmare before Christmas, Pac Man, Bruce Lee, Lego Mini’s, urban vinyl and blind box figures, bobbleheads, and assorted plush from mainstream to urban.

There are plenty of items for ladies as well, including Rainbow Brite glasses, Wonder Woman Pop! Vinyl, My Little Pony collector edition ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Hello Kitty and collector Barbies.

You’ll also find a variety comic books such as Spawn and Haunt, along with novelties items such as retro lunch boxes, mugs, shirts, totes, t-shirts and coffee mugs featuring The Beatles, Elvis, Betty Page, Marilyn Monroe and Wizard of Oz.

The McFarlane toy store is located within the Westgate City Center adjacent to Jobing.com arena. For more information on the signing, or any of the products available, call the McFarlane toy store at (623) 670-5601.

McFarlane Store
9410 W Hanna Dr # A109, Glendale, AZ 85305-3149

Image Launching Own 3-Day Expo in 2012 with Kirkman, Larsen, McFarlane, Silvestri, and Valentino

November 22, 2011 by  
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Press Release:

EXPERIENCE CREATIVITY AT IMAGE EXPO: A 3-DAY CELEBRATION OF CREATOR OWNED COMICS!

Berkeley, CA – 21 November 2011 — IMAGE EXPO is coming! Experience the creativity of the men and women making the best creator owned comics in America at this one-of-a-kind celebration commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Image Comics!

IMAGE EXPO is a three-day celebration of creator-owned comics happening at the Oakland Convention Center. Image partners Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino, will be the guests of honor, appearing throughout the weekend for signings, panels, and special events. Other special guests include Image founders Rob Liefeld, and Whilce Portacio, plus the creators of today’s best creator-owned comics, including: Joe Casey, Jay Faerber, Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Ottley, Richard Starkings, Fiona Staples, and Brian K. Vaughan.

IMAGE EXPO is Northern California’s premiere comic con experience in 2012. The three-day event takes place at the Oakland Convention Center in the heart of the bustling nightlife and restaurant center of downtown Oakland, CA on February 24-25-26.

IMAGE EXPO isn’t just about Image Comics, it’s a celebration of independent creativity in comics. The exhibit floor is open to anyone who makes creator-owned comics. We’re also going to be hosting unique programming for fans, aspiring creators, and library professionals. We’ll be continuing our tradition of supporting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important work to protect creators and retailers by hosting special events including a massive benefit auction.

Get in on the ground floor and sign up for your exhibitor or artist alley space today! Contact info@ImageComicExpo.com for more information about the show and how to sign up to exhibit.

ABOUT AMAZING COMIC CONVENTIONS
Amazing Comic Conventions is a leading promotional company operated by Jimmy S. Jay and Jay Company Comics. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is their signature event, kicking off the Comic Con Season each January. The Amazing Arizona Comic Con is the premiere destination for graphic novel pop culture in the Southwest. The 2012 Amazing Arizona Comic Con takes place January 6-7-8 at the Mesa Convention Center, in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Guests for the upcoming event include Walking Dead creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, legendary creator Rob Liefeld, Batman artist Greg Capullo, and many more. For more information, visit www.AmazingArizonaComicCon.com.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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