ON – Ken Lashley Signing

Ken Lashley, superstar Marvel and DC artist, will be at The Dragon on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 – 5:00 PM to help celebrate the shop’s 19th anniversary! Ken will be signing and sketching (sketch prices TBD).

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The Dragon
Old Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N., Guelph, Ontario N1H7T8
519-763-5544

CA – WildStorm 25th Anniversary Reunion

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Join legendary artist and current DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee & other WildStormers for an event you won’t forget!

Saturday July 22nd, from 7:30PM – 9:00PM, San Diego Comic Art Gallery is excited to be hosting the 25th Anniversary WildStorm Reunion!

Joining Jim will be his former WildStorm teammates and today’s hottest artists including:

Whilce Portacio
J. Scott Campbell
Scott Williams
Carlos D’Anda
Lee Bermejo
Alex Garner
David Baron
Eddie Nunez
Jason Johnson
Jeff Mariotte
Livio Ramondelli
Mark Irwin
Mat Broome
Richard Friend
Ryan Benjamin
Ryan Odagawa
Sandra Hope
Shannon Eric Denton
Trevor Scott
…and MORE!

**JUST ADDED** Francisco Herrera and Humberto Ramos!

This is the LARGEST assemblage of WildStorm artists EVER, so join them for this once in a lifetime 25 Years of WildStorm event!

This will be Jim Lee’s LAST scheduled event of Comic-Con and there will be an exclusive item to commemorate the event!

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

ECCC 2017: Image 25th Anniversary Panel

Emerald City Comicon hosts a reunion of the Image Comics founders for their 25th anniversary on FRIDAY MARCH 3rd at 1:00 PM with an exclusive signing to follow (details at the link)!

Twenty-five years ago, a group of comics artists looked at the difference between what they were capable of and what they were being given, and left the promise of steady work for new pastures. The result was Image Comics, which has grown from an upstart group to a comics publisher that has changed the course of the industry. Image’s 25th anniversary year begins with this special event, a very rare gathering of original founders Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, and Whilce Portacio, moderated by Robert Kirkman.

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Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is the premier comic book & pop culture convention in the Pacific Northwest. Join us March 2-5, 2017. For tickets and more information please go to the website: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

Image Comics Celebrates 25 Years on February 1st

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On February 1, 1992 seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would ultimately change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry change and, after 25 years of amazing storytelling freedom, Image is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversary with Image Day—Feb. 1, 2017.

Image Comics wouldn’t have succeeded without the tremendous creativity and passion of its creators, the unwavering support of retailers, bookstores, and libraries, or the unbridled and unrelenting enthusiasm of the fans who show up each and every Wednesday to purchase Image titles. On Image Comics Day we celebrate together, nationwide, the exciting legacy that Image’s creator-owned publishing model has cultivated as we prepare for the next 25 years of amazing creator-owned comics to come.

There will be Image Comics promotions, giveaways, creator signings, social media events, and more—don’t miss out on all the festivities and check back to the events pages on imagecomics.com for more information and announcements about Image Comics Day celebrations near you.

Comics retailers are encouraged to jump on board this Image Day, February 1 and will be contacted by Jeff Stang, Director of Specialty Sales, with more information on how to participate.

Join us for the single most anticipated day of the year, as we come together and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics—but more importantly, the 25 years of true creative freedom and history-making storytelling from the best writers and artists in the world.

PH – Whilce Portacio Signs

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Comic Odyssey proudly welcomes legendary X-Men artist/Bishop creator and Image Comics Founder WHILCE PORTACIO!

JOIN US at our brand new GREENHILLS Branch on Saturday, JANUARY 4, 2014 from 1-4PM and meet one of the all time greats! Get your comics signed, take a selfie with Whilce, or simply stop by, shake his hand and say hello.

Whilce is a true comics legend and proudly Filipino. His body of work is just amazing. He has worked on a countless number of titles including The Punisher, X-Men, Iron Man, Hulk, Batman, X-Factor, and more! And, let’s not forget two of his most famous creations… Wetworks and Stone!

We’ll have for sale on the day of the event, a few limited edition convention prints by Whilce. Keep an eye on this event’s page for images and details.

Plus, let’s start off the new year with our first Signing Event Sale of the year!
Variants and Comic Sets – 20% OFF.
Vintage Comics – 10% off.
Posters / Action Figures / Statues / T-shirts – 10% off.
and ALL BACK ISSUES IN OUR BINS – only P100 each!

WHILCE PORTACIO LIMITED EDITION PRINTS are now avalable! These prints were previously only available at SDCC and other conventions in the U.S. Whilce has made a very limited quantity available for the event.

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Fully Booked Promenade Greenhills
Quezon City, Philippines

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Whilce Portacio, Mike Kunkel, Glen Brunswick, and Chris Moreno sign at Collector’s Paradise in Pasadena on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Collector’s Paradise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Signing event is from 2pm to 5pm, while the sale and free comics are from 11am to 7pm, regular store hours. This year, in addition to the FREE Books, we’ll be hosting the following talented creators:

Whilce Portacio – Legendary comic creator, co-founder of Image Comics, co-creator and artist on the hot new Image Comics series, Non-Humans, with Glen Brunswick, as well as creator of Wetworks, and artist on Uncanny X-Men, Hulk, Iron Men and much more.

Glen Brunswick – co-creator and writer of Non-Humans, as well as many other fantastic books for Image Comics, including Gray Area (with John Romita Jr), Jersey Gods, and Killing Girl.

Mike Kunkel – an incredible Animator, and creator/writer/artist on the Classic comic book series, Herobear & The Kid, which comes back on Free Comic Book Day via Boom! Studios, as well as the artist on DC’s Billy Batson & The Magic of Shazam.

Chris Moreno – Creator / Artist on Zombie Dickheads, as well as the artist on Image Comics’ and more recently Kickstarter-resurrected Sidekick, as well as Disney’s Toy Story and more.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

CA – Non-Humans Signing

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Image co-founder and artist Whilce Portacio and writer Glen Brunswick sign at Hypno Comics on Saturday January 12th at 2:00 pm.

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About Non-Humans:
Los Angeles, 2041 – it’s twenty-six years after a NASA probe brought back a strange disease causing many of our familiar toy-like objects to come to life. This is a new world order where cute and fearsome creatures fight for their right to exist in a world that fears them – Blade Runner meets Toy Story.

Hypno Comics & Games
1803 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 651-9767

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Whilce Portacio, Tomm Coker, Joshua Fialkov, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Tone Rodriguez, and Ray Friesen sign on May 7th.

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CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 11, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce this year’s big Celebration for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring some of the best talent in comics, charity fundraiser event, and many great giveaways for all attendees.
 
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book industry creators. The store holds monthly events with artists and writers from all corners of the industry, and the full time gallery hosts art events and gallery shows.  “Our goal is to be more than just a comic book store. There are many comic book stores in our city. We want to stand out, to become a Destination where one can interact with the people that produce the books.”, says Edward Greenberg, the owner of Collector’s Paradise.  Comic book industry has been very supportive of Collector’s Paradise’ efforts in this endeavor, working with them to organize numerous events to promote their new releases and special projects.
 
This year Collector’s Paradise is presenting one of their best line-ups of comic book creators to date, including:
 
Whilce Portacio – Co-founder, Image Comics, Creator and Artist – Wetworks, Uncanny X-Men, Artifacts…

Joshua Fialkov – creator – Eisner-award nominated TUMOR graphic novel, Echoes, Elk’s Run

Tomm Coker – creator – Undying Love, artist on many Marvel titles including Daredevil NOIR, 5 Ronin

Tone Rodriguez – artist – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem!, Snake Plissken Chronicles, Radioactive Man

Tony Fleecs – creator/writer/artist – In My Lifetime, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical comic book

Chris Moreno – artist – Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  

Ray Friesen – kids graphic novel author – Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken, Cupcakes of Doom… 

In addition to the great creator line up, the event will feature the annual “Sketches for HERO Initiative” fundraiser, where all of the artists featured will do $10 sketches for the fans, with 100% of the proceeds directly going to HERO Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps comic book creators in need.  Collector’s Paradise has been working with HERO for the last five years to make sure that those creators who need financial and medical help are taken care of.
 
Kids are a big focus of Collector’s Paradise’ effort on FCBD.  The event will feature costumed characters for the kids to take photographs with, as well as several thousand kid-friendly comic books given away to all fans in attendance. 
 
For the first time at our FCBD Event, a famous Korean / Latin fusion Food Truck, CALBI, will be parked at our event from 11am to 3pm, selling their delicious fusion tacos and burritos to event attendees.
 
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards from Noon to 7:00pm, with creator signings and character appearances from noon to 3:00pm.
 
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park.  For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at store@comicsandcards.net