CA – Harry Potter Tribute Show

Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus is proud to present the ‘Harry Potter Tribute Art Exhibition’, an exhibition that features extraordinary art from over 50 talented artists/fans from around the world. In celebration of the final film and all things Harry Potter, this exhibit is carefully curated through open submissions and private invitations, the Harry Potter Tribute blog has been active for the past year and amongst the artists featured include Kazu Kibuishi, Amy Kim Kibuishi, Brittney Lee, Jake Parker, Johane Matte, William Stout, Mindy Lee, Israel Sanchez, Cory Godbey, and Mary Grandpre, cover Illustrator of the American editions of the Harry Potter books series. Opening night is July 9, 2011 from 7-11pm.

Admission is $2 per person at the door, but FREE admission to those who come in Harry Potter-inspired attire or when when you Facebook, Twitter, or Blog about the event before July 2, 2011.

Guests will also be invited to participate in a plethora of activities including:
FREE entrance gift of exclusive exhibition buttons that will divide attendees into individual Hogwarts houses (available while supplies last).
Snitch-Seeking machine booth and contest.
Harry Potter photo area.
Costume Competition.
Trivia Competition.
Mystery flavored Jelly Belly tasting station.
Raffle giveaways.
FREE Butterbeer and snacks served.

Prizes for contest and raffle winners will include Harry Potter merchandise, a Warner Brothers Studios Tour ticket, and an exclusive print from Mary Grandpre!

This event is not to be missed for Harry Potter fans, and those who can’t fly all the way to Universal Studios, Orlando.

For the complete roster of participating artists, including further details about opening reception highlights, please visit our homepage.

Plus, follow our ongoing tribute blog for any news and updates on the exhibit, the featured artists, or anything Harry Potter!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Eighteen Eisner Award Winners, Nominees To Attend Anaheim Comic Con 2011

April 22, 2011 by  
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Formerly Known as the Justice League #1

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Eighteen Eisner Award Winners, Nominees To Attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, April 29-May 1

Jim Krueger, Kevin Maguire, Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout Among Top Creators At Anaheim Comic Con

NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 18, 2011 – Eighteen Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards winners or nominees are among the more than 200 comic creators already scheduled to attend Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, part of North America’s largest pop-culture tour, April 29-May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Seven superstar artists and writers who have won the prestigious Eisner Award who will be on site include Jim Krueger (“Earth X,” “Project Superpowers”), Steve Lieber (“Detective Comics,” “Hawkman”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential,” Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra”), and William Stout (paleontological reconstruction artist), Derek Kirk Kim (“Same Difference and Other Stories,” “Lowbright”) and D.J. Kirkbride (“PopGun,” “Do You Believe in Ninjas?”).

Eisner nominees scheduled to appear include James Andrew Clark (“The Guns of Shadow Valley: Scar Tissue”), Chyna Clugston Flores (“Blue Monday,” “Brave & The Bold”), Nat Gertler (“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a GN”, “The Factor”), Eliza Frye (“The Lady’s Murder,” “Lucky House”), Paul Gulacy (“Valkyrie,” “Batman”), James Hudnall (“Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography,” “Harsh Realm”), Barbara Kesel (“Star Wars,” “Action Comics”), Kazu Kibuishi (“Flight,” “Copper”), Ethan Nicolle (“Chumble Spuzz,” “Axe Cop”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”) and Judd Winick (“Batman and Robin,” “Power Girl”).

The creators will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and sketch. Many California-based artists will be in attendance as well.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Established in 1987, they are named for renowned cartoonist Will Eisner (creator of “The Spirit” and several award-winning graphic novels).

Anaheim Comic Con will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Among the celebrities scheduled to attend are Tricia Helfer, Alaina Huffman, Harry Hamlin, Michael McMillian, John Schneider, Adam West, Burt Ward and Chase Masterson.

Anaheim Comic Con is the fourth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Friday, April 29, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Tickets are available in advance online at www.wizardworld.com/anaheim.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($35 on site); three-day weekend tickets are $45 ($55 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World is a producer of pop culture and multimedia conventions across North America that markets movies, TV shows, video games, technology, toys, social networking/gaming platforms, comic books and graphic novels. It has the rights to the names, marks, domains, customer lists and production rights for a portfolio of pop culture and multimedia conventions.

For the most recent event information please visit www.wizardworld.com and become an Anaheim Comic Con Fan on Facebook.

CA – Tikitis Signing

Fabien M and Jerry Frissen and William Stout sign at Stuart Ng Books next Saturday, December 11th, from 1pm to 3pm.

Both artists will be signing, inscribing and drawing in their books for our mail-order customers as well as those coming to the signing in person.
Direct from his home in Paris, bande dessinée artist Fabien M is making a rare trip to Los Angeles and will be signing and drawing in copies of THE TIKITIS for our customers.  THE TIKITIS is a brand-new English language comic collection of the French series Les Tikitis (appearing in the Lucha Libre books as well as stand-alone Les Tikitis albums in France). 

Jerry Frissen, writer of Les Tikitis, Lucha Libre, and other French comics, and the graphic designer of the Humanoids US line, will be joining Fabien to sign THE TIKITIS.

Considering Fabien lives in France and Jerry in California, this is a rare opportunity to have a copy of this book signed by both creators!
 

Fabien M and Jerry Frissen will also be debuting and signing the new designer vinyl KING KATCH from Muttpop.  This is the latest vinyl figure based upon the Lucha Libre characters (Tequila, El Panda, Dr. Destruction, Red Demon, Gobi) and the first based upon a Tikitis character.  All of the Muttpop Lucha Libre vinyl figures look great and this one is no exception.

We will be taking orders for signed copies of THE TIKITIS and/or KING KATCH through December 10.  You can request your copy simply signed with a drawing or personalized (inscribed to yourself or a friend). 

Learn about Fabien and see his work on his blog: http://fabien-m.blogspot.com/
William Stout (illustrator, underground cartoonist, movie poster and album cover artist, visual development artist, production designer, muralist, paleo-artist, wildlife painter, and Antarctic explorer) will be signing and drawing in copies of his new full-color art book INSPIRATIONS.  This is a companion to his last collection of fantasy illustrations, Hallucinations.  The theme of INSPIRATIONS is women of the fantasy realm and it is one of Bill’s strongest books chock full of beautiful color pieces.  Flesk publications is already sold out of the hardcover edition (limited to 500 S&N copies): order your copy from us now and get an original drawing in the book at no extra cost!

We will be taking orders through December 10 for signed copies of INSPIRATIONS, HALLUCINATIONS, or any other of Bill’s books we have in stock.  You can request your copy simply signed with a drawing or personalized (inscribed to yourself or a friend).  You can also request/suggest a particular subject for your drawing (subject to the artist’s approval, of course).

If you can attend in person, you’ll be able to meet and talk to these creators, have them sign books you bring in, and hang out at the most dangerous book store in Southern California.

Date:      Saturday, Dec. 11
Time:     1:00pm-3:00pm
Place:     Stuart Ng Books, 20655 Western Ave, Suite 104, Torrance CA 90501

CA – Icons of Illustration Signing

The Art of Drew Struzan

William Stout, Drew Struzan, David J. Schow, and Bob Burns on Sat, Nov 20th at 2pm.

Artist William Stout will be signing the second book in his art series, Inspirations. “Inspirations focuses on Stout’s loving portraits of the women of the fantastic realms. Be they winged and magical fairy folk, half-fish and sweetly salted mermaids, or even exotic denizens of that distant world called Barsoom, they are here. They and dozens more await the intrepid reader in these pages, each of them as fair, fierce and fascinating-and as terribly dangerous and impossible to hold-as her companions.”

Bob Burns signing Filmfax #125. “Cover story on the super fan/collector and his Halloween Show”

Artist Drew Struzan and David J. Schow signing The Art of Drew Struzan. “The first ever book to cover Struzan’s iconic poster artwork in depth, with the final artwork for each piece accompanied by background and anecdotes from an exclusive interview with the artist. With an introduction to Struzan’s philosophies and techniques, this stunning hardcover will include photos, sketches and reference material, plus closeups and a brief history of each poster featured, from Star Wars to The Goonies.”

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA  91505

Lee, Bradbury, and Aldrin Headline Hollywood Xpo 2010

Press Release:

Hollywood Xpo, October 15 – 17 at the Hilton Universal City, Features Appearances by Over 100 Stars, Reunions, Screenings & More!

(Hollywood, CA – September 29, 2010) Over 100 stars – including two American legends – iconic comics super hero creator Stan Lee and foremost science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury — plus 50 luminaries from various incarnations of Star Trek and other top TV series and films — will all appear at Hollywood Xpo, the first-annual multimedia, popular culture convention for fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror, film, TV, comics, online entertainment, literature and music. Hollywood Xpo will take place October 15 – 17, 2010 at the Hilton Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Event hours are Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The convention kicks off Thursday night, October 14 at 8:00 p.m. with a free pre-opening day screening of Star Trek: Of Gods & Men.

Friday’s highlights will include a Star Trek: Of Gods & Men on-stage reunion, featuring 15 actors from the film and most of the crew, including Star Trek original cast members Walter Koenig (Chekov), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and Grace Lee Whitney (Rand), as well as Alan Ruck (Captain John Harriman) on Generations, Tim Russ (Tuvok) on Voyager and more.

On Friday evening, The Hollywood Legacy Awards banquet (separate ticket required) will honor icons who have positively contributed to the richness and betterment of humanity through the popular arts, film, TV, music and literature.

Stan Lee, known to millions as the man whose super heroes propelled Marvel Comics to a preeminent position in the comic book industry and co-creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and The Fantastic Four, will make a rare on-stage appearance on Saturday. Ray Bradbury – whose best-known books, masterworks “The Martian Chronicles,” “The Illustrated Man,” “Fahrenheit 451” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes” — were all made into classic films — will also take center stage Saturday along with the cast and crew of Ray’s latest movie adaptation, “Crysalis”. Star Trek celebrity highlights will include Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. Riker) and Michael Dorn (Worf) on Next Generation.

Celebrities scheduled to appear on Sunday include Kevin Sorbo (Hercules) and Star Trek stars Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Paris) on Voyager and John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox), Connor Trinneer (Cmdr. “Trip” Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Lt. Reed) on Enterprise.

Other celebrity appearances will include Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), John Savage (The Deer Hunter) Catherine Hicks (7th Heaven), Erin Moran (Happy Days) and many more.

Film and TV show reunions throughout the weekend will include Lost in Space with Bill Mumy (Will Robinson) June Lockhart (Mrs. Robinson) and Mark Goddard (Major West); Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with Alan Ruck (Cameron), Cindy Pickett (Mrs. Bueller) and Edie McClurg (Grace) and InAlienable with Richard Hatch (Dr. Eric Norris), Walter Koenig (Dr. Schilling) and Erick Avari (Howard Ellis).

Production talent set to appear includes Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry, television producer and only son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and actress Majel Barrett; The Chiodo Brothers (Stephen, Charles & Edward Chiodo), sibling special effects artists, best known for their classic cult film Killer Klowns from Outer Space; Star Trek illustrator Rick Sternbach and many more.

In addition to celebrity on-stage appearances, Hollywood Xpo will feature photo opportunities with celebrity guests, autographs at the Walk of Fame, an Artist’s Alley of comic book artists offering demonstrations of their work, and much more. The exhibit hall will be filled with companies and distributors selling and displaying collectibles from the worlds of sci-fi, Star Trek, comics, fantasy and horror.

A unique grid of filmmaking workshops will also be offered, where up-and-coming filmmakers can learn from award-winning directors, cameramen, makeup artists, screenwriters, actors and more about how to make your own film in the 21st century.

Hollywood Xpo tickets are available in advance (www.hollywoodxpo.com) or at the door. Three-day general admission tickets are $75, and single day general admission tickets are $25 Friday, $30 Saturday and $25 Sunday. Children and youths 17 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Special premium reserved seating packages as well as special event tickets are available in advance through the Hollywood Xpo website. When the exhibit hall closes on Friday and Saturday night, all Hollywood Xpo ticketholders are invited to stay and enjoy a variety of special film screenings hosted by celebrities and production talent. For complete event information, visit www.hollywoodxpo.com or call 323.774.1458.

About Hollywood Xpo: Hollywood Xpo producer Planet Xpo Productions has been presenting “out of this world” events since 2003, including the Beam Me Up, Scotty…One Last Time Tribute to James Doohan, Star Trek: The Show That Changed The World Gala 40th Anniversary Celebration and The Great Bird of the Galaxy Tribute to Gene Roddenberry. Sister company, independent film production group Renegade Studios, produced webisodic Star Trek: Of Gods & Men and feature films InAlienable and Roddenberry on Patrol.

LA Rock’n Comic Con 2010 Starts Today

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The Amazing STAN LEE! To Launch the Inaugural Los Angeles Rock’n Comic Con

Pasadena Convention Center
May 28-30, Fri. Sat. & Sun.

FAME LA and Animation Ink announce the Los Angeles Rock’n Comic-Con 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center which supports the Arts, in Animation, Music & the Film Industries and their creative talents.

Animation Ink, in cooperation with Vanguard Productions and Desert Wind Comics, announces featured Guest of Honor, legendary Marvel Comics Creator Stan “The Man” Lee. Stan is the creator and/or co-creator of many of the greatest comic book characters ever including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Avengers, X-Men, Thor, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and many more.

Stan will launch our new convention with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, VIP Gold Room Meet and Greet, walk through, autograph signings, photos, and much more are scheduled for a total of eight hours on Friday and Saturday. Stan Lee, Jim Steranko and moderator J. David Spurlock, Vanguard Press, will host a special guest panel for the 70th Anniversary of Captain America and Marvel Comics.

An ever-growing list of talents from the worlds of animation, film, comics, and music will be in attendence. Such favorites as J. Scott Campbell, Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated Bill Sienkiewicz, Bernie Wrightson, Dean Yeagle, Jim Smith co-creator of Ren & Stimpy theme song will be performed live.

The world’s leading late night talk show host and UFO expert George Noory from Coast to Coast radio, Rodd Roddenberry and Marc and Elaine Zicree for Sci-Fi panels. Animation panels, Musicians panel, Voice-Over Artists, Writers, FX and many more.

International television personality Sabrina A. Parisi, best selling author, columnist, fashion model will sign autographs, Meet-and-Greet and photo ops.

Fans can listen to DJ Shy, the first and only female mixer at the No. 1 top 40 radio station in America, 102.7 KIIS-FM. will spin albums, sign autographs, Meet-and-Greet.

The Main Exhibit and Artists Exhibit Halls will be filled with comics, art, books, merchandise, collectibles, artists and celebrities for autograph signings, photo ops, event exclusive Variant Comic Book, etc.

In the Conference Center, Industry Professionals will have lectures, panel discussions, demos by Animators, film screenings, portfolio reviews by Disney and others.

Horror Movie Panels, some moderated by Don Glut will include many special guests such as William Stout, “The Alien” Bill Blair, horror band Williow Wisp will make a special appearance and perform. Top Special FX Artists will display their Monsters original FX Props and Reproductions, and Famous Monsters of Filmland will also be exhibitors.

A Special Femme Fatales panel and celeb autograph signings, Cosmic Play Girls in Superheroine costumes and Star Wars re-enactment Saber Guild members will be judges int our Masquerade Costume Contest.
Our Entertainment Pavilion will feature Pirates of the Caribbean Cast Members from the Black Pearl, FX artists and merchandise, swords, amor, costumes, The Hollywood Film & Acting Academy and One-on-One Music Mentoring Sessions with Rock Stars.

Live music all day long from LA local bands in the Plaza Stage Area, while enjoying the Memorial Day BBQ with tri-tip steak and shaved ice.

In the evening, our Entertainment Pavilion will rock with such headliners as A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome, Dramarama and The Motels, Waddy Wachtel (guitarist for Stevie Nicks), former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, The Hollywood Allstarz with Vinny Appice from Black Sabbath, Mitch Perry (Edgar Winter) host Dave Schulz, (keyboardist for Berlin, Goo Goo Dolls, English Beat) and many more.

A special performance by LA Music Awards nominee Lisa Lewolt features the IDWT Dancers. Fire and Dance Performances led by Red Swan.

Concert and After Hours Party tickets are available online only through our website.

An After Hours Party from 10pm to 1am, gives fans, Attendees and Exhibitors an opportunity to network while relaxing and enjoying a continuation of great entertainment! Live Radio broadcasts from the event by 100.3 The Sound and 93.1 Jack FM.

General Admission, All-Star Concert, VIP Press & Celebrity Reception Package and After Hours Party tickets will be offered exclusively through LA Rock’n Comic Con website.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY -
NO on-site registration.
Tickets now on sale!

Visit www.PasadenaComicCon.com or www.rockncomiccon.com for complete details on registering, exhibiting or purchasing your tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets are sure to go fast! Contact: cyn@animation-ink.com

CA – Dinosaur Discoveries Signing

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William Stout signs on Sunday, December 20th at 2pm:

Noted Dinosaur illustrator William Stout signing his books: Dinosaur Discoveries. “Sixty-one new dinosaurs, found or described during the past twenty years, are covered in this fun and intriguing new collection” Hardback edition is limited to 500 copies and is signed & numbered.

His children’s book New Dinosaur Discoveries A-Z captures the spirit of twenty-six new dinosaur discoveries in this highly visual kid-friendly edition with cool dino facts. A wonderful holiday gift.

Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA  91505
818-556-6660 / 888-darkdel

www.darkdel.com

CA – October Shadows Exihibit

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Rick Baker, Dan Brereton, William Stout & many more exhibit at Gallery Nucleus

Rick Baker, Dan Brereton, William Stout & many more exhibit at Gallery Nucleus

October Shadows (presented by Nucleus and Creature Features)

October 10, 2009 – November 2, 2009
Opening Reception / Oct 10, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Gallery Nucleus and Creature Features presents: October Shadows. For the past two years, October Shadows has been known as Creature Features’ annual homage to the Halloween spirit. The exhibit and book by the same name will feature a prestigious group of artists from all facets of fine art, illustration, comics, film, TV, and animation, conjuring a wealth of imagery that explore the grotesque and the occult.

The exhibition will also give one the opportunity to pre-order the Creature Features book which features many of the artwork shown.

Gallery Girls will be here opening night for a very special costumed figure drawing workshop! Bring drawing materials and join us from 7-10PM in the Atrium upstairs gallery.

Opening night features include:

  • Free refreshments provided & spooky snacks served.
  • This is an all ages event.
  • Admission is free.
  • Music spun by Special Agent Lotus & DJ Cyrano.
  • Free costumed figure drawing workshop with Gallery Girls 7-10PM ( Materials not included).

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Adam Rex
Bruce Spaulding Fuller
Bob Lizarraga
Cam De Leon
Carlos Huante
Chet Zar
Chiodo Brothers
Dan Brereton
Gris Grimly
Jordu Schell
Martin Astles
Miles Teves
Mizna Wada
Rick Baker
Robh Ruppel
Travis Louie
William Basso
William Stout
Tony Lombardo

Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801    

www.gallerynucleus.com

CA – Pre-Historic Murals Exhibit

June 20, 2009 by  
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William Stout opens an exhibit at Gallery Nucleus on June 27th.

William Stout opens an exhibit at Gallery Nucleus on June 27th.

June 27 2009, 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Exhibit runs June 27 – June 30, 2009

On Saturday afternoon, William Stout will visit the gallery and give a lecture on his work and sign copies of his book Prehistoric Life Murals. Original artwork will be on display from June 27 – June 30.

William Stout is a renowned artist in many fields including; comic book, concept design, poster design, murals, and film projects specializing in science fiction, horror and fantasy. William Stout’s work in film range from storyboard art to production design on over 30 features including Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. His paintings have been shown in over seventy exhibitions, including twelve one-man shows.

Mr. Stout has created beautifully rendered murals of prehistoric life for The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, and the San Diego Natural History Museum.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
www.gallerynucleus.com

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