John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope, consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will Eisner Week, this panel is a collaboration between the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International. The event starts on Wednesday March 7th at 7:00 PM at the Society of Illustrators, located at 128 East 63rd Street at Lexington Ave, in New York City. Admission is $10 for CBLDF, Comic-Con International 2014 attendees (bring your badge), and Society of Illustrators Members, $15 for non-members, and $7 for students and seniors with valid ID.
Will Eisner’s The Spirit
In 1940, Will Eisner wasn’t the only 23-year-old innovating the early comics medium, but he was arguably the most audacious. With war on the horizon, he left the security and success of his work as creative director of the Eisner & Iger packaging studio to create The Spirit, a newspaper comic book supplement that allowed him a wide berth of creative freedom, the ability to speak to an adult audience, and the opportunity to own his own work. 75 years later, The Spirit remains a vital, influential, and engaging work of comics. Join contemporary practitioners for a lively discussion of Will Eisner’s first masterwork and its effect on modern comics.
This panel is a new endeavor that continues the ongoing education collaboration between Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Comic-Con International, who are co-producing the program. “Events of this sort highlight comics’ vital contribution to culture,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Honoring the medium’s history while encouraging its future are central educational goals for both organizations. It’s an honor to launch this next phase in our partnership with an event that celebrates the vision and contributions of Will Eisner and those he inspired.”
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org
About Comic-Con International
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. www.comic-con.org
About Society of Illustrators
The Society’s mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large. Founded in 1901, the Society has had a distinguished yet lively history as an active participant in the ever-changing field of illustration. The vitality of the organization depends on attracting qualified artists and others to join us in this mission. For more information, please visit www.societyillustrators.org
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities, The Friends of the Ector County Library, The Education Foundation of Odessa, and the Odessa College Foundation are pleased to announce that author Neil Gaiman has been selected as the author for One Book Odessa 2015. Mr. Gaiman will appear at the Wagner Noël on May 20th, 2015 at 7pm. This event is free, but tickets are required (convenience charge may apply).
One Book Odessa 2015 book selection and schedule will be announced April 20th, 2015.
About Neil Gaiman:
Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books. His works for adults include Neverwhere (broadcast as a BBC radio adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch); Anansi Boys; Good Omens (with Terry Pratchett); and the short story collections Trigger Warning, Smoke and Mirrors, and Fragile Things.
His most recent novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane , was described by The Guardian as “a book that summons both the powerlessness and wonder of childhood, and the complicated landscape of memory and for getting.” It too was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. Coraline was adapted as a musical by Stephin Merritt in 2009. Other works for younger readers include The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldﬁsh (illustrated by longtime collaborator Dave McKean); The Wolves in the Walls (made into an opera by the Scottish National Theatre); Odd and the Frost Giants (written for 2009’s World Book Day, illustrated by Brett Helquist); and The Dangerous Alphabet (illustrated by Gris Grimly).
His most recent children’s book is Fortunately the Milk, another bestseller.
Gaiman has appeared as himself on The Simpsons and an episode of Arthur, and has written for the hit television series Babylon 5.
He has also penned screenplays for the original BBC TV series of Neverwhere; Dave McKean’s ﬁrst feature ﬁlm, Mirrormask, for the Jim Henson Company; and co-wrote (with Roger Avary) the script to Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf. Other of Gaiman’s work has been adapted for ﬁlm, television, and radio, including Stardust (starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer); Coraline (an Academy Award nominee and the BAFTA winner for Best Animated Film); Sandman (currently in development as a major motion picture); and American Gods (aforthcoming television series).
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
1310 N. FM 1788 Midland, TX
Sean “Cheeks” Galloway (Wednesday Comics, Spectacular Spider-Man) appears at 4 Color Fantasies on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from noon till 3:00 pm to sign his Teen Titans #7 Harley Quinn variant.
4 Color Fantasies
8045 Archibald Ave Suite 120, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
February 1, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Boston Comic Con has announced their initial guestlist for the 2015 convention. As always, the best and brightest stars of the comic industry. Some of the comic creators making their first Boston Con appearance are: Eduardo Risso, Humberto Ramos, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Tony Moore, Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Annie Wu, Franco Aureliani, J. Bone, Frank Brunner, Michael Cho, Jeff Dekal, Evan Dorkin, Sara Dyer, Gerry Duggan, Mike Henderson, Mike Kunkel, John Layman, Laura Martin, Jeff Parker, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Joshua Williamson!
Plus many guests are coming back for a return appearance like Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Stephane Roux, Frank Cho, Brian Azzarello, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Frank Tieri, Andy Belanger, Stephanie Buscema, CB Cebulski, Joe Prado, and Dave Johnson!
And the first media guest is Robin Lord Taylor, best known for his breakout role as The Penguin on Gotham! *UPDATE* Photo ops are available now at the link!
Tickets are now available for purchase. Please note that this year tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY, there will not be any on-site ticket sales.
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Friday July 31st, Saturday August 1st, and Sunday August 2nd at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
January 7, 2015 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Horror, Movies, Oklahoma, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Video Games
Neil Gaiman (American Gods, Coraline, Sandman) appears at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman is listed in the “Dictionary of Literary Biography” as one of the top ten living post-modern writers. A prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama, Gaiman’s latest book is “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains.”
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
110 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103
Dave Bullock appears at The Comic Book Shop on Saturday January 3rd, 2015 to sign Batman ’66 #18 at 11:30 AM and lead a special art class at 1:30 PM!
The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
An unlimited number of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of The Art of Neil Gaiman beginning at 9:00 am on December 15. One wristband per person. Hayley Campbell will discuss The Art of Neil Gaiman.
Space is limited. The first 250 people with wristbands will attend the program. Remaining guests will be asked to form a line on third floor and outside for book signing with Neil Gaiman and Hayley Campbell. Neil Gaiman will sign one additional book or piece of memorabilia per guest.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
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Thursday October 2nd at 7:00 PM
Bar Le Ritz PDB
179 Rue Jean-Talon-Ouest Montréal, QC H2R 2Y9, Canada
Friday October 3rd from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Comic Book Shoppe
1400 Clyde Ave Ottawa, ON K2G3J2
Phone +1 613-228-8386
Saturday October 4th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2R6
Monday October 6th at 6:00 PM
Cloud City Comics – Shoppingtown Mall
Syracuse, New York 13214
Tuesday October 7th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Escape Pod Comics
302 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743
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Ask Me Another is the rambunctious new live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an evening of hilarity.
Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners, alike, to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and be serenaded by house musician Jonathan Coulton. This show’s very New York Super Week-friendly special guest is Neil Gaiman.
If you would like to receive more information, please visit: www.newyorksuperweek.com.
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
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UPDATE: Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.
Paul Pope appears at Secret Headquarters on Saturday October 4th at 7:00 PM to sign
Come join Secret Headquarters in celebrating the release of a great new book with one of our favorite creators!
The extraordinary world introduced in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy is rife with monsters and short on heroes… but in this action-driven extension of the Battling Boy universe, we see it through a new pair of eyes: Aurora West, daughter of Arcopolis’s last great hero, Haggard West.
A prequel to Battling Boy, The Rise of Aurora West follows the young hero as she seeks to uncover the mystery of her mother’s death, and to find her place in a world overrun with supernatural monsters and all-too-human corruption. With a taut, fast-paced script from Paul Pope and JT Petty and gorgeous, kinetic art from David Rubin, The Rise of Aurora West (the first of two volumes) is a tour de force in comics storytelling.
Paul Pope is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Batman: Year 100, Heavy Liquid, and 100%. Known for his frenetic, high-energy artwork and action-packed, genre-bending storytelling, Pope has won three Eisner Awards. He lives and works in New York City. His first graphic novel for kids, Battling Boy, was a #1 New York Times Best-Seller.
3817 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026