IL – Mae Signing

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at One Stop Comics on Saturday, October 14th at 3:30 PM to sign MAE from Dark Horse Comics.

NY Times best selling comic book artist Gene Ha is best known for his work with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. He has won 4 Eisner awards, the highest honor in American comics. He writes and draws the comic book Mae. It’s the story of Mae Fortell, a girl who follows her long missing sister Abbie to a world of mad science and mystery.

One Stop Comics
111 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2919
(708) 524-2287

IL – How to Draw Anything with Gene Ha

Comic creator Gene Ha (Mae, Justice League of America, Top Ten) appears at Harold Washington Library Center on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM. He will take questions from the audience and demonstrate how to draw anything. He’ll stick around the Children’s Library after his talk to make free drawings.  This program is best suited for children ages 5 to 13.  No registration is required, however space may be limited and spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note pre-registration is required for groups of 6 or more.

Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60605
(312) 747-4300

RETCon Hosts Inaugural Convention This Weekend

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

The inaugural RetCon will be held this weekend on August 12 and 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Bailey Auditorium in Chicago.

RetCon is a new Chicago comic book convention devoted to fantastic comics. While other comic conventions have shifted to focus on pop culture, RetCon brings the comic book back to the forefront. The comic book community is filled with diverse, up-and- coming writers and artists who are not currently featured in the mainstream comic industry. RetCon is committed to representing diverse creators.

This convention is perfect for comic book lovers who are interested in having meaningful conversations about the classics and want to learn more about the diverse voices entering the comic book space. The event will feature insightful panels, live entertainment, and a plethora of talented creators showcasing their latest work.

Guests include: Ashley A Woods, Daniel Warren Johnson, Reginald Gale, Ali Cantarella, David Knight, Megan Hutchinson, Gene Ha, Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris, Jessica Lynn, Victoria Perez-Segovia, Jonathan La Mantia, Menton3, Mark L Miller, Leo Perez, Geannina C. Gutierrez, Dale Lazarov, Dimitri Fisher, Rebecca Rothschild, Jim McClain, Serena Guerra, Marcus Muller, Alejandro Rosado, Kevin Sheller, Angel Medina, Keith Carmack, Rafael Nieves, Jessi Adrignola, Chris Prunckle, Max Bare, Don Cardenas, Metal Hand, Scott J Larson, Rachel Young, Seraph Manifesto, Tom Stillwell, Sun Bros Studios, Justin Castaneda, Tyrell Cannon, Tony Moy, Paul Axel, Joel Siegel, George Gant, Jamie Primack, Caleb Thusat, Markisan Naso, Gavin Smith, Eric Basir, Andrew Taam, Brian Wyrick, Ben Miller, Kimberly Moseberry, and many more.

SCHEDULE

Saturday August 12th

New To Comics?
12:00PM – 1:30PM: Join us for a panel discussion on which comics are great reads for those new to comics and finding the best ways to dive in.

The State of Things
1:30PM – 3:00PM: Join DOOMROCKET founder Jarrod Jones, Molly Jane Kremer along with guests Gene Ha, Megan Hutchinson, Ashley A. Woods, and Oliver Sava as they discuss the current state of comics.

Acrobatica Infiniti
4:00PM – 4:30PM: Imagine if you will, a world where circus meets fandom; Cosplay meets acrobatics; and world-class performing artists bring to life your wildest fantasies. At AI Circus, entertainment and fantasy collide in mid-air.

Comic Book Trivia
4:30PM – 5:30PM: Are you ready to test your knowledge of comic books? We’ll see about that.

Sunday August 13th

Telling History Through Sequential Art
12:00PM – 1:15PM: Telling history through sequential requires multiple skillsets—all of which can be easily expressed in a fun environment.

Telling History Through Sequential Art 
1:15PM – 2:30pm: An epic journey through the history of comic book movies with your hosts James Thompson and Ruben Rosario, as they discuss Superman II.

Comic Book Trivia
2:30PM – 3:30PM: Are you ready to test your knowledge of comic books? We’ll see about that.

Acrobatica Infiniti
4:00PM – 4:30PM: Imagine if you will, a world where circus meets fandom; Cosplay meets acrobatics; and world-class performing artists bring to life your wildest fantasies. At AI Circus, entertainment and fantasy collide in mid-air.

RETCon is a Chicago-based comic book convention dedicated to bringing comics back to comic con. RETCon aims to bring diverse voices within the comic book industry to the forefront and encourage thoughtful consideration of work within the comic book community. For more information and tickets please go to the website: www.chicagoretcon.com

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IN – Get Pop Cultured Signing

Gene Ha (Mae, Top Ten) and Jim McClain (Solution Squad) appear at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, July 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

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Barnes & Noble
6501 North Grape Road Mishawaka, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545
(574) 247-0864

IL – Mae Signing

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Comix Revolution on Wednesday, May 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM to sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

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Comix Revolution
606 Davis Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 866-8659

IL – AYC Approved: Mae

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM to join the first meeting of Aw Yeah Comics Approved, a monthly graphic novel discussion group, to discuss his comic series MAE. Gene will be on hand to talk about what went into creating the story and art, as well as other details. He will then be happy to sign your copy.

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

WA – Mae Vol. 1 Signing

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Phoenix Comics on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM to sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

Magic Mirror Comics
1402 SE Everett Mall Way, # 210, Everett, WA 98208
(425) 438-9718

WA – Post-Emerald City Comicon Signing

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners), artist Babs Tarr (Batgirl, Motor Crush), and writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Air) appear at Phoenix Comics on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 7-9 pm!

About Babs Tarr:
Barbara (aka Babs) grew up in the sunny and beautiful Charleston, SC. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD where she received her BFA in Illustration. She currently is settled west in San Francisco, CA where she is living the dream working as a full time freelance illustrator! Babs has worked on Batgirl and her current project is the crazy good comic Motor Crush!

About G Willow Wilson:
G Willow Wilson is perhaps most well known around these parts for being a great public speaker (seriously if you haven’t seen her Ted talk regarding Ms Marvel, go to her blog and take a look) and writer of the best selling Marvel series Ms Marvel. She’s also written the Eisner award winning series Air and Cairo, and her first book Alif the Unseen was a New York Times notable book and winner of the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

About Gene Ha:
Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on books like Fables, Justice League, Cyclops & Phoenix, and Oktane. He won three Eisner awards for his collaboration with Alan Moore on Top 10 and one Eisner with Brad Meltzer for JLA #11. Recently, Gene has been writing his own book, Mae! The first collection is out in stores now, with the next arc set to start soon!

Phoenix Comics and Games
113 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-4554

IL – Mae TP Discussion

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:00 PM to discuss and sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE! This will be the first meeting of Aw Yeah Comics Approved, a monthly graphic novel discussion group hosted here at Aw Yeah Comics.

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

IL – Mae Signing & Workshop

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Alleycat Comics on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to sign the first collection of his Dark Horse series MAE and lead a drawing workshop for kids!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

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Alleycat Comics
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-3404

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