RI – RISD Animation Lecture

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Animation artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda speak at the Rhode Island School of Design on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30pm!

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The Illustration Department is very pleased to announce a joint talk by award-winning artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda. The lecture is free and open to the general public, though seating is limited, so please arrive early!

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Bryan Konietzko will give a slide lecture at RISD’s Main Auditorium on Wednesday, February 4th, at 7:30pm. He will discuss the artwork and development that went into the five-year production of Legend of Korra, as well as provide advice for getting into and thriving within the animation industry.

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Phil Rynda will talk about his career in animation as well as his character design process. Specifically Phil will talk about how and why he puts “character” and personality before design. He will show examples from his own work as well as other examples. All to be followed by an open Q+A.

Rhode Island School of Design
17 Canal Walk Providence, RI 02903

 

 

Bob’s Burgers LIVE on Tour

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Press Release:

Bob’s Burgers, the smash-hit animated fan favorite with a devoted cult following, will be bringing their brand of humor to the stage with an all new completely LIVE show. Bob’s Burgers LIVE features individual stand-up performances from the cast, exclusive clips from the TV show, audience Q&As, a table read from the show scripts with each cast member in character, as well as a very special video treat you can only see in person.

By purchasing a Bob’s Burgers Live VIP package you get to meet the cast members of Bob’s Burgers and receive exclusive VIP merchandise, such as a Bob’s Burgers t-shirt, water bottle, custom poster and more!

Join this hilarious cast for an experience you won’t forget.

VIP pre-sales begin on 1/20 at 10am local venue time. Get tickets at the link!

*VIP upgrades do not include a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live. If you do not purchase a ticket to Bob’s Burgers live, you will not be admitted into the VIP event.

The current cities on the tour are:
March 19: Minneapolis, MN
March 20: Chicago, IL
March 21: Milwaukee, WI
March 22: Detroit, MI
March 25: Washington, D.C.
March 26: Upper Darby, PA
March 27: New York, NY
March 28: Boston, MA

SF – Venture Bros. Panel

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Steven Rattazzi, Michael Sinterniklass, Dana Snyder and James Urbaniak appear on Sunday January 26, 2014 at 1pm at Cobb’s Comedy Club! This event is part of SF Sketchfest.

Want action? Adventure? Comedy? Then look no further than “The Venture Bros.”! A staple of Adult Swim’s animated late-night shows, “The Venture Bros.” follows the unpredictable adventures of twin thrillseekers Hank and Dean Venture. Join Steven Rattazzi (Dr. Orpheus), Michael Sinterniklass (Dean Venture), Dana Snyder (The Alchemist) and James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture) for an afternoon of all-things Venture Bros.

Tickets at the link!

Cobb’s Comedy Club
915 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 928-4320

SF – Talkin Toons LIVE

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Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen and his special guests James Urbaniak (“The Venture Bros.”), Phil LaMarr (“Futurama”), and IGN’s Gregg Miller as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! The event is resented as part of SF Sketchfest on Sunday, January 26th, 2014 at 4:00pm at The Eureka Theatre.

Buy tickets ($20) at the link!

Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 788-7469

 

WI – Archer LIVE!

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H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Lucky Yates, Amber Nash, and Casey Willis appear on Saturday April 6th at 7:00 pm at The Riverside Theater. Get tickets at the link!

About the show:
Archer Live!, featuring the all-star cast and producers of FX’s hit original animated comedy series, is coming to The Chicago Theatre on Friday April 5. Archer Live! is a must-see for every fan of Archer which premiered its fourth season in January on FX.

Archer Live! features a moderated discussion, a live reading of classic scenes from the Emmy® Award-nominated series, and an audience Q&A with the all-star cast where fans will have a chance to get the inside scoop on their favorite show. Talent appearances include H. Jon Benjamin as Agent Sterling Archer, Aisha Tyler as Agent Lana Kane, Amber Nash as Pam Poovey, and Lucky Yates as Krieger. Schedule and talent participation is subject to change on a market-by-market basis.

Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous, every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.

Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203

IL – Archer LIVE!

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H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Lucky Yates, Amber Nash, and Casey Willis appear on Friday April 5th at 8:00 pm at The Chicago Theatre. Get tickets at the link!

About the show:
Archer Live!, featuring the all-star cast and producers of FX’s hit original animated comedy series, is coming to The Chicago Theatre on Friday April 5. Archer Live! is a must-see for every fan of Archer which premiered its fourth season in January on FX.

Archer Live! features a moderated discussion, a live reading of classic scenes from the Emmy® Award-nominated series, and an audience Q&A with the all-star cast where fans will have a chance to get the inside scoop on their favorite show. Talent appearances include H. Jon Benjamin as Agent Sterling Archer, Aisha Tyler as Agent Lana Kane, Amber Nash as Pam Poovey, and Lucky Yates as Krieger. Schedule and talent participation is subject to change on a market-by-market basis.

Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillance is daunting and dangerous, every covert operation and global crisis is actually just another excuse for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain.

The Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

NYC – Second Sunday Drink & Draw

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Lauren Monardo and John Ratel host the monthly drink and draw at Comic Book Jones on Sunday February 24. 2013 at 5:00 pm!

Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700

Adult Swim Panels & Signings at NYCC 2012

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Press Release:

Adult Swim will host panels and talent signings for fan-favorite series Robot Chicken, China, IL, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, and Superjail! at New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Center, Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13. See the full lineup below and please note all times, dates and locations are subject to change.

PANELS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012

The Venture Bros.  Location: IGN Theater  Time: 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.  Talent: Jackson Publick (co-creator) and Doc Hammer (co-creator)   Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, perennial Comic-Con favorites, will discuss their original series, upcoming Halloween Special and answer fan questions. Launched on Adult Swim in August 2004, The Venture Bros. is an inspired spoof of 1960s action cartoon shows such as “Johnny Quest.” The animated series follows the bizarre misadventures of the Venture family, which includes world-renowned Dr. Venture, his dimwitted sons Hank and Dean as well as Brock Samson, their bodyguard assigned by the government to keep an eye on the family who is then promptly forgotten by the Feds.

ADULT SWIM: Robot Chicken  Location: IGN Theater  Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Talent: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator), Kevin Shinick (writer and voice talent), and Clare Grant (voice talent)   Seth Green (co-creator) and Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Kevin Shinick (MAD), and Clare Grant (voice talent) discuss season six of their popular Adult Swim series Robot Chicken. Created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the Emmy Award-winning Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

ADULT SWIM: China, IL  Location: Room 1A10  Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Talent: Brad Neely (creator), Daniel Weidenfeld (executive producer) and Hannibal Buress (voice talent)   Join show creator Brad Neely, executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld and comedian Hannibal Buress (The Eric Andre Show, SNL) as they discuss their new Adult Swim animated hit China, IL and preview what’s to come in season two. In the animated series China, IL, Frank and Steve Smith are brothers who teach in the history department of a state university. They also happen to be legends in their own minds who will often sacrifice facts, lessons and syllabi for the sake of being awesome. Created by Brad Neely and produced by Titmouse, Inc., China, IL is a reverse Animal House where the teachers are crazy and the students just want to learn.

ADULT SWIM: Superjail!  Location: Room 1A10  Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Talent: Christy Karacas (creator and executive producer), Stephen Warbrick (creator and executive producer), Mike Carlo (animation director), Janine DiTullio (story editor), Richard Mather (layout artist and voice talent) and David Wain (voice talent)   Join show creators and executive producers Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick with voice talent David Wain (Wanderlust, Childrens Hospital) and layout artist and voice talent Richard Mather, animation director Mike Carlo, and story editor Janine Ditullio, as they discuss their Adult Swim series Superjail! and show never-before-seen footage! Fast-paced animation, flying guts, creepy underlings, and plenty of prison fights dominate the Warden’s chaotic prison in Superjail!. The blood flows like wine and the line between criminal and keeper gets blurrier by the minute. Picture a kaleidoscope of entrails meets Jon Waters meets Shawshank damnation plus a sweaty muscle woman minus primetime sensibility. You are hereby guilty of being given what you asked for.

ADULT SWIM: Childrens Hospital/NTSF:SD:SUV::  Location: Room 1A10  Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.  Talent: Rob Corddry (creator and star), Paul Scheer (creator and star), Jonathan Stern (executive producer), David Wain (director and star), Curtis Gwinn (co-executive producer).   Join the stars and producers behind Adult Swim’s live-action comedies Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV::. Childrens Hospital creator and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), executive producer Jonathan Stern (Newsreaders), director and star David Wain (Wanderlust), are joined by NTSF:SD:SUV:: creator and star Paul Scheer (The League), and co-executive producer Curtis Gwinn (Fat Guy Stuck in Internet) to discuss both series.

 

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

Saturday, October 13

Robot Chicken Signing  Location: Room 1E17  Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Talent: Seth Green (co-creator), Matt Senreich (co-creator)

Venture Bros Signing  Location: Room 1E17  Time: 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Talent: Jackson Publick (co-creator), Doc Hammer (co-creator)

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 99 million U.S. homes.   Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

NYC – Oni Press Signing

Brahm Revel, Philip Gelatt, and Tyler Crook sign at Bergen Street Comics on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm.

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Join Oni Press and Bergen Street Comics as we kickoff New York Comic Con 2012 with the most radical of all signings known to man on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, from 6pm-9pm or later.

Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook, creators of Petrograd, will be in attendance, along with Guerillas creator Brahm Revel.

Petrograd debuted last year and is a historical fiction graphic novel about the attempted assassination of Rasputin. Since then the book has received rave reviews and shout outs from many industry professionals as being a “must have” for any graphic novel collection.

Tyler Crook, artist of Petrograd was awarded the 2012 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Will Eisner Awards this past summer at San Diego Comic-Con for his work in Petrograd and was also a guest artist on the Oni Press title The Sixth Gun V3. He is currently drawing B.P.R.D. (Dark Horse).

Phillip, writer of Petrograd, lives in Providence, R.I. and has worked in the film industry along with writing the Oni Press titles Labor Days and Dark Horse’s Indiana Jones Adventures V1.

Brahm Revel, former New Yorker, was a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network™ show Venture Bros. and has since released the Vietnam War-based, M16-wielding, smoking chimpanzees filled graphic novels Guerillas V1 & V2 with Oni Press. You heard us right… smoking chimpanzees!

This is going to the be the best way to start your 2012 NYCC, so come hang out and have a drink with some of the best creators in the industry at one of the best shops in the universe!

Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

NJ – Kirby Enthusiasm

A Tribute to the King of Comics opens at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM
ADMISSION: $10.00

*Musical guests featuring three bands:
WEEP featuring Doc Hammer of The Venture Bros!
WJ and The Sweet Sacrifice featuring the Invincible Billy Alpha
and, created especially for this show,
The Boom Tubes a space-rock supergroup featuring members of The Neutron Drivers and Starbolt 9!

The Art Opening is at 5pm, with doors for the music show at 6:30.
Tickets for the rock show are $10, available now at Ticketfly.com

Merchandise will be available for sale, some of the proceeds going to benefit the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center

Contributing Artists:
Adam Meyers
Andrei Molotiu
Arlen Schumer
Brian Musikoff
Cheese Hasselberger
Cliff Galbraith
Dave McKenna
Dennisaur Franklinstein
Edwin Vazquez
Evan Dahm
Frank Espinosa
Gothic Hangman
James Romberger
Jason Atomic
Jay Piscopo
John Hanlon
Karl Heitmueller
Ken Wong
Kevin Colden
Lamour Supreme
Mark Badger
Mark Frauenfelder
Miss Lasko-Gross
Norris Burroughs
R. Sikoryak
Randolph Hoppe
Roda
Steven Brower
Tom Kraft
Tom Morehouse
Tom Scioli
Vlad Quigley

…and more to be announced!

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