UK – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Signing

Artist Erica Henderson appears at Gosh Comics to sign copies of her Eisner Award-winning work (with writer Ryan North) The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl from Marvel Comics on Friday, April 20th from 6:00 till 7:00 PM!

Erica Henderson is a New York Times bestselling comic book artist born in Brooklyn and currently living in Boston, MA. She is best known for her work relaunching and redesigning Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Archie’s Jughead. Erica’s projects have garnered many accolades in recent years including Eisner Award nominations for Best New Series and Best Penciler/Inker, a Harvey Award nomination for Best Continuing or Limited Series, and a Silver Reuben nomination in the Comic Book category. Perhaps most prestigious of all, the Squirrel Girl creative team was the inaugural recipient of Comics Alliance’s “Nuts About That Booty” award.

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Gosh Comics
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
United Kingdom

UT – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy 2 Furious Signing

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at the Provo City Library on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy 2 Furious, the newest novel in their Squirrel Girl series.

Doreen Green, age fourteen, is a little too busy wiping out crime in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood to focus on her overdue homework. That’s because she also happens to be Squirrel Girl, a bushy-tailed, squirrel-powered Super Hero! After foiling the nefarious plot of an amateur Super Villain, Squirrel Girl is finally finding her groove–and group texting with the Avengers, like, all the time. Doreen, on the other hand, is still trying to navigate friendships, evil teachers, and all the pitfalls that come with middle school. (Seriously, it’s complicated.)

An announcement goes out that sends waves of excitement through the community: There’s a new mall opening on the border of Shady Oaks and neighboring town Listless Pines, and they all get to vote on the mall’s mascot! Everyone goes wild over the election . . . a little too wild, if you ask Squirrel Girl and her BHFF (Best Human Friend Forever), Ana Sofia. Soon the two towns are at war–even the trusty Squirrel Scouts are going berserk. Is there something sinister at work in Shady Oaks? Something that has less to do with quality shopping choices and more to do with world domination? And will Squirrel Girl be able to unleash the furry paws of justice in time to save the day?

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Provo City Library
550 N University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 852-6650

UT – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy 2 Furious Signing

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale appear at The King’s English on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy 2 Furious, the newest novel in their Squirrel Girl series.

Doreen Green, age fourteen, is a little too busy wiping out crime in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood to focus on her overdue homework. That’s because she also happens to be Squirrel Girl, a bushy-tailed, squirrel-powered Super Hero! After foiling the nefarious plot of an amateur Super Villain, Squirrel Girl is finally finding her groove–and group texting with the Avengers, like, all the time. Doreen, on the other hand, is still trying to navigate friendships, evil teachers, and all the pitfalls that come with middle school. (Seriously, it’s complicated.)

An announcement goes out that sends waves of excitement through the community: There’s a new mall opening on the border of Shady Oaks and neighboring town Listless Pines, and they all get to vote on the mall’s mascot! Everyone goes wild over the election . . . a little too wild, if you ask Squirrel Girl and her BHFF (Best Human Friend Forever), Ana Sofia. Soon the two towns are at war–even the trusty Squirrel Scouts are going berserk. Is there something sinister at work in Shady Oaks? Something that has less to do with quality shopping choices and more to do with world domination? And will Squirrel Girl be able to unleash the furry paws of justice in time to save the day?

Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy 2 Furious from The King’s English.

Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High.

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The King’s English
1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 484-9100

ON – Little Island Comics Grand Re-Opening

Press Release:

Little Island Comics is BACK!!! Offering the widest possible array of graphic novels, manga, and comics for people 12 years old and younger, Little Island celebrates its Grand Re-Opening during March Break 2018 with a slate of creator appearances, refreshments and activities– with a sale to jumpstart your library of great comics for kids!

When it opened in 2011, Little Island served thousands of young readers, grateful parents, enthusiastic educators, and cool aunts and uncles for five years until the original Mirvish Village location closed due to redevelopment. During that time Little Island was more than a retail destination — it was a local hub: a venue for comics-making classes and teacher/librarian sessions, and hosted many book launches and events with kid-lit luminaries like Tomi Ungerer (The Three Robbers), Kate Beaton (The Princess and the Pony), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet) and Jon Klassen (We Found a Hat).

“Little Island has proven to be a key part of The Beguiling’s business overall,” says proprietor Peter Birkemoe. “I’m thrilled to once again devote space where kids and parents can learn, read and start loving comics. And we really missed giving our youngest customers the specific attention they deserve.”

“Little Island Comics responded to the public’s continuing need for specialized books shops as points of discovery, interaction, and creative community,” Little Island Comics manager Andrew Woodrow-Butcher adds. “It’s a bricks-and-mortar success story!”

A year after closing its previous Mirvish Village location, Little Island Comics re-opens in March next door to its parent shop The Beguiling’s newly expanded location at the top of Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market neighbourhood. As The Beguiling enters its fourth decade as North America’s premier comic book retailer, the move to College Street has allowed it to add a gallery and events space, which Little Island will share.

Little Island Comics will be staffed by the same team that worked at the previous location, who also work for The Beguiling’s Library Services business, which has been helping school and  public libraries curate their comics collections for more than 15 years. Comics as a medium has become a mainstay of educational library collections in the last decade, and parents and educators will appreciate the expert help in selecting titles that address curriculum objectives, learning challenges, and a wide variety of reading levels. Kids will appreciate the engaging visual storytelling in some of today’s most popular books for young people!

Little Island will offer a 20% discount on all in-print kids comics, picture books, and graphic novels throughout March Break (March 10-18, 2018) to encourage families to dig into graphic novels! The week will culminate in a Grand Re-Opening Party on Saturday, March 17th, with refreshments, drop-in activities, story time, and appearances by such creators as:

  • Scott Chantler (The Three Thieves series)
  • Naseem Hrab (Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend)
  • Brian McLachlan (Draw Out the Story)
  • Ryan North (Adventure Time, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl)
  • Kean Soo (March: Grand Prix, Jellaby)
  • Britt Wilson (Cat Dad, King of the Goblins)
  • Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind, Science Comics: The Brain)

…and more! For details on the line-up for the Grand Re-Opening, please follow Little Island Comics on Facebook and Twitter (@littleislandcmx), or check back here on the Little Island blog regularly!

Little Island Comics
323 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2 Canada
416 533 9168

Jason Latour Added to Charlotte MiniCon 2018

Press Release:

Writer/Artist JASON LATOUR, co-creator of Spider-Gwen and Southern Bastards, has been added to the guest list for this weekend’s Charlotte MiniCon. He and colorist Rico Renzi will be signing at the Out of Step Arts booth from 2:30 – 3:30 PM to benefit artist Chris Visions’ recovery from eye surgery (details on how to contribute at the Out of Step website).

Tickets are available at the link…

Previously announced guests include:

  • Al Milgrom
  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Chad Bowers
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Buno Books
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Eryk Donovan
  • Bo Fader
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Brockton McKinney
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Chris Sims
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • Matt Wilson (colorist)
  • Matt D Wilson (writer)
  • & Many More!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Exhibitor List

2018 ARTISTS ANNEX

  • Chad Blevins
  • Josh Bowron
  • Bernie Cooke
  • Max Currie
  • Garrett Faith
  • Luke Foster
  • FRANK Comics
  • John Hartness
  • Marshall Hinson
  • Aristides Iliopoulos
  • Erik Klaus
  • James Maxey
  • Jonathan Reyes
  • Joshua & Diana Robertson
  • Popcycled
  • Rumble & Roar Wands
  • Carolina Caricatures
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Wolly Vinyl
  • Chris Williams
  • Colby Ziglar

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Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and we stay true to our roots! A high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators! It’s all brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family!

Grady Cole Center
310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 336-2884

Charlotte MiniCon Returns on January 27th

Charlotte MiniCon returns on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM!

Admission is $5, KIDS 12 and under are FREE!

Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and we stay true to our roots! A high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators! It’s all brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family! Check out the comic creators who are coming!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List:
Comics Legend and Firestorm co-creator: AL MILGROM!
Duane Ballenger
Thomas Boatwright
Chad Bowers
Wes Brooks
Chuck Brown
Bridgit Connell
Mason Dickerson
Eryk Donovan
Bo Fader
Stephen Green
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr
Dustin Harbin
Brockton McKinney
Drew Moss
Eraklis Petmezas
Pat Quinn
Rico Renzi
Budd Root
Hoyt Silva
Chris Sims
Andy Smith
Storme Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Matt Wilson (colorist)
Matt D Wilson (writer)
& Many More!

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Grady Cole Center
310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 336-2884

OR – The Art of Colorists Group Exhibit

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present a collaborative group show featuring the work of comic book color artists known as colorists. The exhibit consists of original artwork and examples of the colorists’ industry work. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, December 7, 2017, and will be available for viewing throughout December.

In the simplest of descriptions, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white comic book art. Over the years the medium of comics has evolved, and so have the skills of color artists. As the work of colorists has become an increasingly dynamic component, their recognition by the industry and their peers has increased. It’s our hope to further that recognition by working with several colorists for this installation.

Among the color artists participating in the show are Lesley Atlansky (Short Order Crooks, Kid Sherlock), Jeremy Colwell (Batman/TMNT, Wonder Woman Rebirth), Jeromy Cox (DMZ, Promethea), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Archie, Bitch Planet, DC Bombshells), Adam Guzowski (Nailbiter, TMNT), Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Change), Steve Oliff (Akira), and Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen). The exhibit is organized by Fitzpatrick, Atlansky, and Marissa Louise.

The colorists’ group exhibit will be on display the entire month of December. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, December 30th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

ON – Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017

Ryan North, Erica Henderson, and Nicholas Gurewitch appear at No One Writes to the Colonel for the Dinosaur Comics/The Beguiling Holiday Party 2017 on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM.

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No One Writes to the Colonel
460 College St., Toronto, Ontario M6G 1A1
416-551-7647

 

ON – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl & Pals Signing

Ryan North, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, and more appear at The Beguiling on Wednesday, November 8th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM to sign Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’s SPECIAL ZINE ISSUE! This issue brings together an amazing amount of talent in one book including series creators Ryan North & Erica Henderson, Chip Zdarsky, Michael Cho, Carla Speed McNeil, GARFIELD creator Jim Davis (WHAT) and many many more!

The Beguiling
319 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1S2
416-533-9168

10th Annual Captain’s Comic Expo Scheduled for February 24-25th

Press Release:

The 10th Annual Captain’s Comic Expo returns to Charleston, SC on Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Patriot’s Point!

Captain’s Comic Expo is one part comic book convention, one part pop culture art show, and two full days of fun!

Featuring:
Comic Book and Toy vendors from across the southeast
Artists and Artisans with their amazing creations
Star Wars 501st characters on stage – Saturday
Charleston’s biggest Cosplay Contest – Sunday
Babs Tarr – Artist of Motor Crush, Batgirl
Rico Renzi – Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl
Shawn Crystal – Deadpool, Mother Panic
Tini Howard – MMPR Pink, Hack/Slash, Rick & Morty
Jump castle & food trucks
130+ total tables of fun!

Tickets start at $10 for adults with kids 10 & under FREE!
Presale tickets will be available at Captain’s Comics and Toys and Online in November and also available at the door. Parking for the event is FREE!

Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm

For more information check out www.captainscomicexpo.com

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