CA – The Sakai Project Signing

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 Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonès, Mark Evanier, William Stout, Tone Rodriguez, Bill Morrison, and many more appear at Meltdown Comics on  Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign THE SAKAI PROJECT!

Press Release:

On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.

Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.

Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.

Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.

Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.

Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.

In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.

The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Hero Initiative Heads to San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest in May 2014

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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street.

Make sure you grab the amazing Walking Dead 100 book at out booth, #915-#917 and be sure to get it signed by the many contributors in attendance! Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project. Proceeds of your purchase will help someone in need!

And you can put your Walking Dead book in your NEW Hero tote bag! Hero’s new totes make their debut at BIG WOW! and are available at a mere $5!

In addition, check out the ambassadors for Hero who will be raising money for our charity at their own booths: Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Joyce Chin, Mick Gray, Drew Johnson, Rich Koslowski, Michael Lark, John Livesay, Laura Martin, Terry Moore, Norm Rapmund, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, and David Williams will all have donation jars for Hero!

CAPS Launches Stan & Sharon Sakai Benefit Auction on March 6th

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**UPDATE** Auctions begin TODAY on eBay starting at 5PM PST/8PM EST at the link!!

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CAPS TO LAUNCH ART AUCTION FEATURING ORIGINAL WORKS BY MATT GROENING, JACK DAVIS, MIKE MIGNOLA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, ADAM HUGHES AND HUNDREDS MORE TO BENEFIT FELLOW CARTOONIST STAN SAKAI AND FAMILY

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care for Sharon Sakai, the wife of respected cartoonist and longtime CAPS member Stan Sakai, creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO. Sharon has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is currently at home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicine that costs more than the Sakai’s insurance covers. 100% of the proceeds of these auctions will go directly to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help pay their ongoing medical expenses.

Known for his exquisite work with female characters, J. Scott Campbell created this wonderful ink drawing to benefit Sharon & Stan Sakai in the CAPS auction.

Known for his exquisite work with female characters, J. Scott Campbell created this wonderful ink drawing to benefit Sharon & Stan Sakai in the CAPS auction.

The CAPS auctions will be conducted through eBay.com beginning on Thursday, March 6, with a new set of auctions every following Thursday. Each auction, sold under the seller name of “CAPSauction”, will be ten days in length with twenty to forty items in each set of auctions. The donations of original artwork and collectibles (including newly created art unique to this event, vintage comic book pages, comic strips, illustrations, animation art, limited edition statues, and IDW Artist’s editions books) number over three hundred with new items arriving every day.

Contributors include: Adam Hughes, Alex Maleev, Arthur Adams, Batton Lash, Eric Powell, Jan Duursema, Jerry Ordway, Jordi Bernet, Matt Groening, Michael Allred, Mike Mignola, Paul Gulacy, Sanjuliàn, Scott Shaw!, Jim Steranko, Tim Sale, William Stout, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cameron Stewart, Dan Brereton, Daniel Parsons, Dave Gibbons, Dean Yeagle, Doug Sneyd, Dustin Nguyen, Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez, Sergio Aragonés, Fabio Moon, Francisco Francavilla, Gene Ha, Geof Darrow, Gilbert Hernandez, Jack Davis, James O’Barr, Kevin Eastman, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Smith, Kazu Kibuishi, Liam Sharp, Tom Richmond, Michael Jantze, Olivia, Oscar Martin, Paul Chadwick, Richard Corben, Tom Mandrake, Walter Simonson, Charles Vess, Dan Spiegle, J. Scott Campbell and many more.

Many of the pieces featuring Usagi Yojimbo will appear in a new oversized hardcover book from Dark Horse, THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO, which will be released on July 23, 2014. All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai. Much of the custom Usagi Yojimbo art created for this book will also be sold as a part of CAPS’ online auctions.

These fund-raising auctions will be promoted through ComicArtFans.com, and the CAPS – COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY Facebook page where you will be able to see updated information such as when certain pieces will be auctioned.

CA – Share the Love of Comics Party

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Todd Nauck, Bill Morrison, Brian Buccellato, Drew Johnson, Tone Rodriguez, and Tony Fleecs appear at Metropolis Comics on Wednesday February 26, 2014 from 5:00 till 8:00 pm to benefit the Michael Morones Foundation!

Metropolis Comics
16509 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
562-263-0277

So Cal Comic Con (October 2013)

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Convention Name
So Cal Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.socalcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/20/2013
About This Convention
Come out to the 4th annual So Cal Comic Con on Sunday, October 20th, from 10am-5pm, at the QLN Conference Center in Oceanside! Kids 13 and under, and any member of the military, get in for FREE! We’ve got 2 Guests of Honor for this year’s show:

* Artist Clayton Crain is known for his gorgeous painted work on titles like Carnage, Ghost Rider, X-Force, and Valiant’s upcoming Unity and X-O Manowar titles.

* Artist John Kricfalusi is best known as the creator of Ren & Stimpy through his company Spumco. Today, John works on various projects including a new George Liquor cartoon called Cans without Labels, and a new John K Presents: Spumco Comic Book Hardcover published by IDW Publishing, on sale at this show!

The 1st 100 people in line get a FREE gift bag STUFFED with cool comics. There are raffles throughout the day where you can win prizes like Iron Man #1 from 1968 SIGNED by Stan Lee and artist Gene Colan! Dozens of comic and toy vendors are on hand to sell your favorite Golden, Silver, Bronze, or Modern Age comics and toys. IDW Publishing and Aspen Comics will be in attendance, along with numerous comic creators, including:

Eric “eBas” Basaldua (Grimm Fairy Tales, Witchblade)
Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)
Tony Fleecs (My Little Pony)
Richard Friend (Forever Evil, Batman Dark Knight)
Joel Gomez (Batman, Lost Boys: The Thirst)
Drew Johnson (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, The Authority)
Chris Moreno (Toy Story, Sidekick)
Marat Mychaels (Blindside, Notti & Nyce)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’Blazin, Sonambulo)
Tone Rodriguez (Violent Messiahs, Simpsons, Mayhem)
Mike Wellman (Guns A’Blazin, Mac Afro)

Admission is only $7 for adults, or $6 with a flyer which can be found at many Southern California comic book stores. Parking is free. Bring the family!

Venue Name and Address
QLN Conference Center
1938 Avenida del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
80
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Clayton Crain, John Kricfalusi, Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Tony Fleecs, Richard Friend, Joel Gomez, Drew Edward Johnson, Chris Moreno, Marat Mychaels, Rafael Navarro, Tone Rodriguez, Mike Wellman

So Cal flyer

Power-Con (September 2013)

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Convention Name
Power-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.thepower-con.com/
About This Convention
Power-Con is the fan convention dedicated to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and ThunderCats.

Entertaining panels, loads of collectibles and toys and much much more! Experience these fan-favorite brands in a whole new way.

Venue Name and Address
Torrance Marriott South Bay
3635 Fashion Way
Torrance, CA 90503
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
76
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
Guests
Derek Gable, Mel Gilden, Stuart Gillard, Rowby Goren, Barbara Hambly, Phil Harnage, Gavin Hignight, Four Horsemen, Larry Houston, Michele Ivey, Larry Kenney, Robert Lamb, Corey Landis, Christian Lanz, Roger Lay, Jr., Lynne Lipton, Matthew Malach, Steven Melching, Eddy Mosqueda, Francis Moss, Bob Nall, Scott Neitlich, Peter Newman, Ciro Nieli, Dan Norton, Rudy Obrero, Alan Oppenheimer, Rob Paulsen, Christina Pickles, Gerrianne Raphael, Michael Reaves, Tone Rodriguez, Lee Schneider, Connie Schurr, Felipe Smith, Dean Stefan, Tom Tataranowicz, Tanya Tate, Matt Tyree, Steve Varner, Jack and Leslie Wadsworth, Tom Waltz, Anthony Washington, Chris Weber, Karen Willson, Dave Wilkins, David Wise, Bill Wolf, David Wolfram, Jason Ybarra

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So Cal Comic Con (November 2012)

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Convention Name
So Cal Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.socalcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2012
About This Convention
Come buy Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern comic books, as well as toys and merchandise, at the 3rd annual So Cal Comic Con! Meet Guest of Honor Marc Silvestri and over a dozen artists and writers, including Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Ale Garza, Mike McKone, Marat Mychaels, Tone Rodriguez and Joe Weems! Free gift bags for the 1st 100 people in line, along with raffles all day for prizes like Avengers #1 from 1963 SIGNED by Stan Lee, and a Jim Lee sketched Icons Previews Exclusive Hardcover! Meet publishers like Top Cow, IDW, and Aspen Comics and buy convention exclusive products.
Venue Name and Address
QLN Conference Center
1938 Avenida del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Marc Silvestri, Eric Basaldua, Joe Benitez, Keu Cha, Richard Friend, Ale Garza, Joel Gomez, Sina Grace, Mike McKone, Chris Moreno, Marat Mychaels, Tone Rodriguez, Joe Weems

Save $1 off admission by printing this flyer and bringing it to the show!

Sac-Con This Weekend with Billy West & More

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Sac-Con is this Sunday June 3rd at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento (6151 H Street).  10am – 5pm.  Admission is $6 at the door.  Meet great guests like:

Billy West The voice Futurama’s “FRY”, “REN AND STIMPY” and More!  

Vince Locke Artist & Co-Writer of “DEADWORLD”    

Dan BreretonThe Nocturnals, Red Sonja   

Tone Rodriguez Simpsons Comic Book Artist

Mark Bode - Miami Mice, Heavy Metal, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  

and more!  

Pre-Register for Sac-Con for only $4.00  

Check out some of our great events at the show:

Cosplay Costume Contest

Classic Video Game Tournament

Huge Vendors Room

12pm Charity Auction

Panels/Q & A’s with our guests as well as the  Sac Geeks 

Free Yugioh & Magic Tournaments

Console Game Room

and more!

CA – Free Comic Book MAY

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Press Release:

So, Free Comic Book Day is over, but FREE COMIC BOOK MAY continues. Below you will find information on how to take advantage of the amazing FREE COMICS giveaways we are doing every Saturday in May, as well as our crazy Events for this week. Please make sure to participate in all of these events, you will be glad you did.

First, about the FREE COMIC BOOK MAY Promotion. If you stopped by on Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, you received a Stamp Card, with 4 places to get a stamp. The first week should have been pre-stamped. If you did not get a card, or could not stop by on Saturday, pick one up anytime this week. Deadline is Friday night. IF you do not get one, you can not participate in Free Comic Book May promotion and trust me, when that Free Graphic Novel Day comes around, you will want to be part of that. You need to have all 3 stamps stamped on your card in order to get a FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL on May 26th, the fourth Saturday of the month .

We also have two awesome Signing Events this week.

First event is our two signings for SAM HUMPHRIES DAY. Sam is an awesome dude and a great friend of the store, and on this Wednesday, his new creator-owned book, Higher Earth (which is fantastic, and the first issue is $1.00) comes out, as well as his first issue of The Ultimates, which he is co-writing with Jonathan Hickman. In addition to that, We have copies of this incredible John Carter : Gods of Mars #1 with Ramon Perez (the artist of Tales of Sand) as well as $1.00 copies of Fanboys vs. Zombies #1. We also will have in stock Our Love is Real, a super controversial one shot that started Sam’s career in a huge way, as well as first 3 issues of Sacrifice, his indie series that made him a star, including our EXCLUSIVE Variant. We’ll have signings in Pasadena from noon to 3pm, and in the Valley from 5-8pm.

The other event we have this week is going to be HUGE. Join us on Saturday, May 12th, from 6pm to 9pm, as we celebrate the release of a truly SPECIAL Graphic Novel / Art Project, DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE, with creator/writer Christopher Ryder, as well as all of the artists involved in this awesome project, including:

Marc Sandroni
Mike Vosburg
Tone Rodriguez
Andy Suriano
Tony Fleecs
Chris Moreno
Mark Dos Santos
Rahsan Ekedal

The event will be a 1940s noir/sci-fi Costume Party / Contest (with an amazing prize for the best costume, a jam piece by the artists involved), FREE BOOZE, Custom Label DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE Cigars, Music, Movies and a ton of Retro FUN.

RSVP For this event by clicking HERE.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

Sac-Con (June 2012)

Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show

Convention Name
Sac-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.sac-con.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/03/2012
About This Convention
The Sacramento Comic, Toy and Anime Show (Sac-Con) is a celebration of Pop Culture Entertainment specializing in Comic Books, Toys, Video Games, Japanese Animation, Costuming and much more! The show features over 100 vendors tables as well as a small press/artists alley highlighting local amateur artists and self published comic book creators. Events include a 1pm Charity Auction benefitting local charities, 4pm Cosplay Costume Contest, Video Game Tournaments, Art Contest and Panels/Workshops. Special Guests include voice actor Billy West (the voice of Ren and Stimpy, Doug, Futurama’s Fry, Bugs Bunny and more), zombie artist Vince Locke and many more. 
Venue Name and Address
Scottish Rite Center
6151 H Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
120
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Billy West, Vince Locke, Mark Bode, Tone Rodriguez

Sac-Con June 3, 2012 Flier

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