ON – The Walking Dead 100 Signings

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative celebrates the massive success of The Walking Dead 100 Project with two great book-signing events in the Greater Toronto Area.

On Saturday, November 23, Stadium Comics at 499 Main St. in Brampton, Ontario in the Shopper’s World Mall will host artists Leonard Kirk, Agnes Garbowska and Richard Zajac from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Just four days later on Wednesday, November 27, Paradise Comics at 3278 Yonge St. in Toronto will host Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, Ty Templeton and Jim Zub from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Fans will be able to get signatures in The Walking Dead 100 Project, Hero’s new 120-page art book featuring today’s top artists and their take on the zombie-filled world of The Walking Dead, the cultural-sensation hit comic from Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment. The book is available in softcover for $13, and limited edition hardcover for $25. Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need.

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

ON – Free Comic Book Day 2013

fcbd13Ken Lashley, Ty Templeton, Marcus To, and many more appear at Stadium Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY COMIC CREATORS:

KEN LASHLEY – Ken has worked on titles such as Flash, Black Panther, Deadpool, X-Men, Batwing, Red Hood and the Outlaws and more! He also has credits on several DC New52 covers such as Suicide Squad, Superboy, Ravagers, Team 7, Blackhawks, plus lots of Star Wars related work for Hasbro, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts!

MARCUS TO – Marcus has worked on a several series for companies like DC Comics, Archaia, and Aspen such as Red Robin, Batwing, The Huntress, and the upcoming Cyborg 009 based on the original Japanese manga and anime created by Shotaro Ishinomori. Cyborg 009 will see release in both North America and Japan.

TY TEMPLETON – Ty Has written, penciled, and inked countless titles for DC, Marvel, and many other publishers. Most recently Ty has been providing art for Ultimate Spider-Man based on the popular animated series. Ty also runs “Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp”, where he teaches up and coming creators the ins and outs of the comic industry!

ADAM GORHAM – Adam is the artist of the gritty medieval tale ‘Teuton’ published by Big Sexy Comics. Previously Adam made quite an impression with his graphic novel adaptation of Canadian indie film ‘The Vampire Conspiracy’, and has also contributed to the Western Horror anthology “Horror in the West”. “Undertow” is another title Adam has worked on which will be published in the near future.

VINCE SUNICO and Members of Spent Pencils – Vince Sunico has been appearing at Stadium Comics since 2008 and his recent work includes our store exclusive variant covers for Aspen Comics’ Shrugged and Jirni. Vince wlll also be releasing “Remnant” through IDW later this year. Spent Pencils is the Greater Toronto area’s largest collective of artists. The Spent Pencils crew is always a fan favourite at Stadium and conventions across North America!

DAVID BISHOP – David is the writer and illustrator of the Zombie Survival tale “Stranger”. He also famously worked with our own Ricky Lima on the haunting “Deep Sea”, of which we will see more of later this year. David is also working on art for “Of Stone”.

GEORGE TODOROVSKI – An independent artist from Toronto who is co-creator of the hilarious The Bear Stories graphic novels and webcomic. George is also the regular artist on the Dungeon Crawler Adventures web comic, and he has also had his work appear in Heavy Metal Magazine.

PARIS ALLEYNE – Up and coming young comic artist who has tons of potential, Paris is building quite the portfolio for himself while collaborating with other creators.

…and more to be announced!

MORE CONTESTS, PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS THAN EVER BEFORE! – Info coming soon

OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! – Info coming soon

SPECIAL “MAY THE FOURTH” ACTIVITIES CELEBRATING STAR WARS! – Info coming soon

What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday in May every year. Participating comic stores all across North America give away comics for FREE to anyone who enters their store on that day.

Free Comic Book Day is meant to promote and celebrate comic books as great literature and a true artform.

Stadium Comics runs one of the largest Free Comic Book Day events in Canada. In addition to the free comics, the Brampton, Ontario comic shop brings in several guest artists and creators to sign and sketch for fans. Combined with the raffles and contests, and their biggest sale of the year, Free Comic Book Day at Stadium is one event that you don’t want to miss!

Stadium Comics 
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7

ON – Comic Book Lounge Anniversary

cbl020913Jeff Lemire, Ty Templeton, Agnes Garbowska, and more appear at Comic Book Lounge on Saturday, February 9th!

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Press Release:

Hard to believe it has almost been a year since we opened our doors on February 8th, 2012 and we would like to celebrate by holding some special events on the weekend of February 9-10. We’re planning a three stage celebration – an in-store minicon on Saturday afternoon, followed by an On the Couch with Ty Templeton and an Industry Night Party after that. On Sunday it’s Sketchbook Pro Day with drawing demonstrations and related talks taking place over the afternoon.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9

12-7 In-Store Mini-Con — special appearances and signings all day.

Guests include:

Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Green Arrow, Justice League Dark)
Celebrate the release of Green Arrow 17 and the conclusion of Sweet Tooth with Jeff Lemire

Ty Templeton (Marvel Ultimate Spider-Man)

Scott Chantler (Two Generals, Three Thieves)

Mike Del Mundo (Marvel Cover Artist Extraordinaire)

Agnes Garbowska (MyMisiu, You Me & Zombie)

Christopher Yao (Artist in Residence)

MORE GUESTS TBA
Signing times TBA

The February gallery show will be a multi-creator installation of artwork from Kevin’s personal collection.

7-11pm ON THE COUCH RETURNS! with Ty Templeton followed by an Industry Night Party

Also take note:
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10
Exploring Digital Comics – Sketchbook Pro Day!
Come in and see how Sketchbook Pro can work for you – we’re planning a day of drawing demonstrations and talks between Noon and Five to show you what the software is capable of doing for you.

The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery
587A College Street, Toronto, Ontario M6G1B2

ON – Halloween ComicFest 2012

Ty Templeton, Agnes Garbowska, Alex Milne, and many more sign at Stadium Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012!

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Stadium Comics
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7

TX – All-Ages Awesomeness II

On Saturday, June 30th, Rogues Gallery hosts their second annual all-ages events, featuring a whole bunch of creators who will sketch, sign and talk with kids about making comics! And, for the first time this year, kids will participate in making a comic in the store!

Our guests this year are:

Ty TempletonUltimate Spider-Man, Batman Adventures, Superman Adventures, lots more!

Shane & Chris Houghton – Creators of Reed Gunther, Bear-Riding Cowboy, have also worked on Boom! Studios’ Peanuts and Adventure Time books!

Chad Thomas – Worked on Archie’s Young Salem and Megaman, plus lots more!

Evan Bryce – Wide variety of comics work, art teacher and some of the wildest, coolest color prints in the universe!

Mike Bullock – Writer of hit indy all-ages book Lions, Tigers & Bears!

Yehudi Mercado – Creator of Buffalo Speedway, promoting next year’s all-ages Archaia graphic novel Pantalones, TX!

The event will run from 10 AM – 6 PM! Kids will help creators create a comic in store starting at 1 PM! Tell your friends!

Rogues Gallery
1601 S IH-35 #360, Round Rock, TX 78664

TO – FCBD in Paradise

Paradise Comics is happy to participate in the 8th annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY with a special gathering of creators.In attendance.

LEONARD KIRK who joins New Mutants in July, coming off his work on Dark X-Men to draw the team of young X-graduates with writer Zeb Wells.

TY TEMPLETON
Currently, Ty is writing IDW’s Star Trek comic book, working for Bongo, DC, Marvel and others, as well as teaching at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop

RICHARD ISANOVE
His distinctive coloring on the Wolverine: Origin series marked a new direction in coloring in the comics medium.It was soon followed by the Blockbuster Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series of comics

HILARY LEUNG
Hilary Leung is a designer by day, illustrator by night and ultimate player on weekends. Having spent the last five years pursuing other dreams, he is happy to return to his first true love – drawing

The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear is an illustrated children’s story about three friends who discover an important truth about equality and how to appreciate one another.

AND AS A SPECIAL TREAT WE WILL ALSO HAVE LIANA K ,
LlANA has been called “Canada’s Ultimate Fangirl” by the Edmonton Journal, is a prominent voice in the world of all things geeky. She was the “Red” half of Ed & Red’s Night Party!, Canada’s longest running comedy series, she co-hosts a talk radio show on Toronto’s CFRB, and writes feature articles for www.gamingexcellence.com. She is also an avid cosplayer. Get a special insider look at upcoming Ed and Red TV shows!

We will be giving out over 20 different individual comics from a variety of publishers including Marvel,D.C, Dark Horse and many others

Paradise Comics, 3278 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada