NM – Full Disclosure/Perfect Machine

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Press Release:

Stranger Factory is thrilled to present two new exhibits for February from artists Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood.

Phil Noto’s “Full Disclosure” finds Noto’s signature style in top form, as the artist deftly brings beautiful new characters to life. Few artists are able to capture the subtleties of Full Disclosureuman expressions like Noto, and it’s impossible to look at his works without being drawn in immediately. Beautiful understatement is the name of the game with Noto’s work, from a slightly raised eyebrow to the tiniest of smirks. We are huge fans of Noto’s paintings, and thrilled to be able to present another solo show by this modern master.

In the Project Room we have the frenetic illustration style of Jim Mahfood. His new exhibit, “Perfect Machine”, brings to Stranger Factory an exploration of sense and sensuality couched in his trademark chaotic style…heaps of black ink seem to explode within and around his subjects as they struggle for a handhold in an unsure world. Mahfood’s illustration style is dense and rich, and carries an intense load of sex, comedy, and violence.

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Please contact our Press Manager with any additional requests for artist information or show images.

Both exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

CA – Deadly Class Launch Party

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Writer Rick Remender, artist Wesley Craig (all the way in from Montreal!) and legendary colorist Lee Loughridge (everything from Amazing Spider-Man to Y The Last man — over 1200 issues!) appear at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Black Christmas Signing

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Rick Remender, Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish, and Dean White sign at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

CA – Black Science Signing

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Writer Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers, Captain America) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00pm to celebrate the release of BLACK SCIENCE! Writer Gerry Duggan signs the same day!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Nova Signing

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Writer GERRY DUGGAN (Deadpool, Last Christmas) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00pm to celebrate the release of NOVA #10 which  actually marks the 100th issue of the interstellar superstar! UPDATE Rick Remender signs the same day!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

NYC – The Art of Horror Panel

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Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, and more speak at the School of Visual Arts on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM!

Press Release:

A panel discussion featuring comics all-stars Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake, Batman), Sean Murphy (American Vampire, The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Uncanny X-Force), MFA Visual Narrative Chair Nathan Fox (Dogs of War, DMZ) and Mark Doyle, editor at DC Comics/Vertigo. The panelists talk about their careers, creative process and collaborations, as well as what inspires and informs their approach to telling tales of horror in the realm of graphic novels and sequential art. Presented by the Office of Career Development and the MFA Visual Narrative Department.

Admission is free but please RSVP here

School of Visual Arts
209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

CA – Comics, DIY and the L.A. Effect

UncannyXForce_1_CoverSam Humphries, Hope Larson, Jim Higgins, and moderator Mike Roe appear at Meltdown Comics on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm.

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Press Release:

L.A.’s reputation for attracting “self-makers” isn’t always complimentary. However, in the comics and graphic novels world positives definitely apply.  And taking a look at the current Angelenos behind Meltdown University, Uncanny X-Force, and A Wrinkle in Time illustrates who’s coming to L.A. and what they’re making here.

On Tuesday, April 2nd, join The Crawford Family Forum at Hollywood’s NerdMelt Showroom for “Comics, DIY, and the L.A. Effect.” KPCC’s Mike Roe and guest panelists will discuss what place DIY has taken in the comics industry and their own careers, how living in a city with such social, cultural, and even geographical quirks has affected their work; and where they see the L.A. comics/graphic novels scene going in the future.

Guests:
Sam Humphries is a comic book writer living in Los Angeles. His work includes Uncanny X-Force and The Ultimates (Marvel Comics), and the self-published Sacrifice and Our Love Is Real.

Hope Larson is a cartoonist and comics writer who got her start making mini-comics and selling them at conventions, and posting comics online. Her first graphic novels include Salamander DreamA Wrinkle in Time, and Who Is AC? (forthcoming).

Jim Higgins is Meltdown University’s founding director/principal instructor, a CalArts and Otis College of Art and Design instructor, and editor/publisher of New Thing (an international short comic stories anthology). He was a DC Comics editor, and worked on the graphic novels A History of ViolenceRoad to Perdition, and Stuck Rubber Baby.

Moderator:
Mike Roe, KPCC’s pop culture blogger for “Without A Net,” is our resident comics (and comedy) aficionado. He also hosts the Geek Pilgrims podcast and spends most of his free time either performing improv or tweeting.

7:30pm – Doors Open
8:00pm – Program

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

CA – Uncanny X-Force Signing

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Writer Sam Humphries returns to Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm to meet fans and sign copies of his new Marvel NOW title UNCANNY X-FORCE and the new issues of his self-published SACRIFICE.

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Uncanny X-Force Signing

UncannyXForce_1_CoverSam Humphries and Danny Miki sign at both Collector’s Paradise stores on Wednesday, January 23, 2013!

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise invites you to the official Los Angeles DOUBLE RELAUNCH PARTY for two of the hottest comic books of 2013: UNCANNY X-FORCE and SACRIFICE! Come celebrate with rising sensation Sam Humphries (writer, ULTIMATES, OUR LOVE IS REAL) and superstar Danny Miki (inker, AVENGERS, UNCANNY X-MEN) as two of Los Angeles’ top talents break open the world of MUTANT NINJA NOIR!

January 23rd is the date for UNCANNY X-FORCE, by Sam Humphries, Ron Garney, and Danny Miki — the new mutant ninja noir X-Men comic book, part of the blockbuster MARVEL NOW! initiative. It’s also the date for SACRIFICE issue 4 by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, the return of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit indie comic about Aztecs, time travel, and Joy Division. To celebrate, will be hosting events at BOTH Collector’s Paradise stores!

In the Valley location, Sam Humphries will be signing from noon till 3:00 pm at 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.

At the Pasadena store, hang out with Sam Humphries and Danny Miki at the launch party from 7p-9p! Join us for snacks and adult beverages (IDs permitting) from 7p-9p 319 South Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105.

Come join us as Collector’s Paradise brings you the first big launch of 2013! MUTANT NINJA NOIR IS HERE!

 

CA – Uncanny Avengers Signing

rr012613Writer Rick Remender signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.

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Press Release:

Come down to our Huntington Beach location to get all you new Marvel now UNCANNY AVENGERS & CAPTAIN AMERICA titles signed by the man himself RICK REMENDER! those are RICK REMENDER current titles but he has worked also worked on many other titles such as the insanely popular UNCANNY X-FORCE series & SECRET AVENGERS series and also wrote the first 25 issues of the amazing new VENOM series! RAFFLES/PRIZES and we got a whole lot more info we will be throwing at you little by little so stay tuned! and hope to see you there!

Phat Collectibles
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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