MI – Dave Acosta Signing

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Artist Dave Acosta signs at Dire Comics on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM.

Dave Acosta is an illustrator and comic artist. His recent projects include, “Love is Love”, “Vampirella”, “Red Sonja”, “Twilight Zone/The Shadow”, “Doc Savage: Altered States” and “Chastity” for Dynamite Comics.

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Dire Comics
213 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, Michigan 48843
(517) 618-7808

Harley Quinn Co-Writers Announced as Guests for Planet Comicon 2017

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Harley Quinn co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (who is also the cover artist) are the first guests announced for Planet Comicon on April 28-30, 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

JIMMY PALMIOTTI:

Jimmy Palmiotti has a wide range of experience and background in advertising, production, editorial, film writing and production, media presentation and video game development. His clients include Nike, Disney, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Fox, and New Line, 2KGames and THQ games.

000_jimmy_palmiotti_planet-comiconJimmy Palmiotti is co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights and the current Paperfilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, Frank Tieri and Paul Mounts.

Has created and co-created numerous series and characters including: The New West, The Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Thrill Seeker, Queen Crab, Weapon of God, Sex and Violence, Denver, Creator Owned Heroes and Painkiller Jane, which was turned into a SyFy original TV series starring Kristanna Loken and recently optioned for the movie screen.

With PaperFilms co-founder Amanda Conner, they are currently working on the highly received Harley Quinn and Starfire series for DC Comics. Garnering national attention and sales results, the team continues to receive accolades for their work on these titles.

He has co-written, with Justin Gray, the DC comic book series Jonah Hex, All-Star Western, GI Combat, Star Spangled War Stories, Power Girl and the digital release Ame-Comi Girls, available digitally at Comixology.com. The pair have worked on the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us for NeatherRealm Studios and DCU vs. Mortal Kombat. At Marvel, Jimmy teamed with Joe Quesada to create the Marvel Knights imprint and usher in a radical change at Marvel Comics still felt to this day. He and Justin Gray were tapped to adapt the award winning novel Wool for an Amazon exclusive digital graphic novel series.

Currently in film development are a number of projects created by Jimmy, which include Just A Pilgrim, The New West, Random Acts of Violence, Monolith and Tempest; as well as well as Painkiller Jane being adapted for film.

AMANDA CONNER:

000_amanda_conner_planet-comiconAmanda Conner started out in comics working on small projects for Marvel and Archie. She had been working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies Kornhauser and Calene and Kidvertisers. She worked on a number of launches and campaigns such as Arm & Hammer, PlaySchool and Nickelodeon, to name a few.

However, loving comic books and cartooning the most, Amanda found herself working for Marvel on their Barbie line (many of Amanda’s covers were made into designs for the line of Barbie toys), Disney line which included the Gargoyles books. At the same time she was illustrating Soul Searchers & Co. for Claypool Comics and worked on other Marvel projects, such as Excalibur for the X-Men line and Suburban Jersey Ninja She-Devils.

During an assignment for Crusade (Tomoe) she and Jimmy Palmiotti became a real team as penciller/inker.

Amanda then moved on to do what is probably one of her best known works. She did several years as penciller on the hit series Vampirella for Harris Comics drafting 24 issues. While illustrating Vampirella, Amanda worked with the top writers in the field including Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Warren Ellis.

Continuing to expand her horizons, Amanda illustrated the best-selling crossover Painkiller Jane vs. the Darkness, and went on to work on Painkiller Jane #0 (the origin book). She also wrote and illustrated a story for Kid Death and Fluffy.

Since then, Amanda has moved on and has worked on many of the top titles in comics such as Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout, and Birds of Prey for D.C. Comics Vertigo line, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel, co-created Gatecrasher for Blackbull Comics, and The Pro, an Eisner nominated creator owned book for Image Comics with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis.

Amanda, together with artist/inker/writer Jimmy Palmiotti and writer Justin Gray work together via Paperfilms; a multimedia entertainment studio, engaged in screenwriting, art production and multimedia development.

She continuously produces cover work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and an assortment of independent titles.

Amanda’s work can also be seen outside the comic book community in such places as ABC’S Nightline, the New York Times, Mad Magazine, the syfy series Stan Lee’s So You Want to be a Superhero. For the upcoming Disney Underdog movie doing character designs for film and television. Amanda did character designs for the Los Angeles Avengers stadium football team and is featured in a Biography magazine commercial on A&E. Amanda does spot illustrations in Revolver magazine each month and has had a huge success with the JSA Power Girl miniseries in previous years. Each issue went into 3rd printings.

For more information about the 2017 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

NH – Halloween ComicFest 2016

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Artist Craig Rousseau, Chrissie Zullo, Christopher Uminga, Ransom Getty, Amanda Dufresne, and Scott C. Hamilton appear at Merrymac Games and Comics on Saturday October 29th from 11:00 AM till 5:00 PM to celebrate Halloween ComicFest 2016!

Merrymac Games and Comics
550 DW Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 420-8161

CA – FCBD: Hellcat Signing

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Writer Kate Leth (Patsy Walker aka Hellcat, Vampirella, Power Up, Edward Scissorhands, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors) appears at Fantastic Comics on Saturday, May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
510-848-2988

FL – Harley’s Little Black Book #3 Signings

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Joseph M. Linsner and Kristina Deak will be at Yancy Street Comics’ Port Richey location on Saturday, April 23rd at 5:00 PM and the Tampa location on Sunday, April 24th at 8:00 PM!

Joseph Michael Linsner is best known for his character Dawn but as of April 20th you’ll get to check out his art in Harley’s Little Black Book #3 where Harley Quinn & Zatanna team up to chase off some restless spirits!

Kristina Deak will bring joy to all the Dawn fans! She is the creative editor on the Dawn/Vampirella series, as well as Sinful Suzi and other Dawn titles!

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Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

13944 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33635
813-336-4974

FL – Chew Signing

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Two time Eisner award-winning artist Rob Guillory here for a signing at Famous Faces on Friday March 4th from noon to 3:00 PM. Rob is best known for his work on the Image title CHEW.

**JUST ADDED** Billy Tucci has been writing and drawing comics for over 20 years. Some of the books he’s best recognized for are his work on Shi, Sgt. Rock, Heroes for Hire, Red Hood: Lost Days, Harley Quinn, Vampirella and many more!

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Famous Faces and Funnies
3020 New Haven Avenue W, West Melbourne, FL 32904
(321) 259-3575

WA – Sunglasses After Dark Signing

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Meet the authors of Sunglasses After Dark starring Sonja Blue, Nancy A. Collins (Vampirella, Swords of Sorrow) and Stan Shaw (Tacoma Playing Cards Red Deck) at Destiny City Comics on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM. A special pre-Jet City Comic Show appearance one night before the main festivities and Halloween ComicFest, a free comic book day event here at the shop.

If you’re 21+, be sure to check out the Drink ‘N Draw event two doors down at the Harmon Tap Room starting at 7:00 pm on Oct. 30. More details at the link…

Advance tickets to the Jet City Comic Show available at Destiny City Comics. $10 for one day $18 for both.

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Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 234-7112

CA – King of the Hill Signing

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Meet Denis St. John, staff artist at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, at the Schulz Museum on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00 PM. St. John has also created art for Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages from Topps, and written for Vampirella. His own comics include the graphic novel, Amelia, and the monster fan zine, Monster Pie, that he created with Stephen R Bissette. St. John will share copies of his new dinosaur comic, King of the Hill, and draw monster sketches for visitors.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

WA – Swords of Sorrow #1 Signing

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Writer Gail Simone and artist Pete Woods sign at I Like Comics on Saturday, May 9th from noon till 3:00 pm for to celebrate the launch of Swords of Sorrow from Dynamite. Pete has created an exclusive cover that will be available ONLY through I Like Comics! The cover will be limited to only 500 copies at $5 a copy. Considering we now have over 700 box customers, you might want to reserve yours now. A CBCS Comics authorized rep will be on hand to witness for Signature Series grading.

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I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663
(360) 852-8890

WI – FCBD: Revival Signing

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Writer/creator Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Batman: Eternal) and cover artist Jenny Frison (Red Sonja, Vampirella) appear at Johnny Cee Cards on Saturday, May 2, 2015 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Sales on Comics, Trade Paper-Backs, Statues and Toys All Day Long! Each Customer is allowed up to three (3) Free Comics from the FCBD Selection! (while supplies last)

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Johnny Cee Cards
536 Grand Ave, Schofield, WI 54476
(715) 843-9632

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