Tom Batiuk signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm!
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce that as part of our 10th/35th Anniversary Festivities, we will host Tom Batiuk on Saturday, June 8, from 2pm until 4pm, when he will sign The Complete Funky Winkerbean books one and two!
From Comic Book Resources:
For more than four decades, Tom Batiuk’s “Funky Winkerbean” has been a fixture in the comics page of newspapers nationwide. Initially set in high school centered around a group of students and a handful of teachers and employees — including the secretary who actually ran the school and Harry L. Dinkle, the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest band director.” In 1992, Batiuk relaunched the strip, jumping forward in time, something he did again in 2007.
During this time Batiuk has received both praise and criticism for combining dramatic and comedic elements and tackling issues ranging from bullying to teen pregnancy to cancer and death. In 2007, Batiuk was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for “Lisa’s Story,” a story arc in which the character succumbed to cancer. In addition to his work on “Funky,” from 1979-1990 Batiuk wrote the strip “John Darling” and since 1987 has been writing “Crankshaft” for his former classmate Chuck Ayers to draw.
Come meet the creator of one of the nation’s most recognizable comic strips!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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|Akron Comicon is an event established to help promote newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family.Akron Comicon is a one day event scheduled to take place at the University of Akron Quaker Station on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm.
Presale tickets to the event are $8 and are available at www.akroncomicon.com until Wednesday, November 6th. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. General admission tickets cost $10 at the door. Admission for Senior Citizens is $5. University Student tickets are $5 with a student I.D. All children age 10 and under are free.
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|Dave Aikins, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Adam Beechen, Craig Boldman, Tony Isabella, Dirk Manning, Al Plastino, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, Thom Zahler|
Comic-Con International has added six more guests for the 2012 convention in San Diego:
artist, The Walking Dead
cartoonist, Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft
writer/artist, Fun Home, Are You My Mother
artist/colorist, Archie Comics, Marvel Comics
writer/co-creator, The Walking Dead, Invincible
writer, American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing
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