Marc Silvestri appears at Collector’s Paradise on Saturday, September 6th from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm!
Collector’s Paradise 20th Anniversary Celebration starts in style as we welcome a very long time friend of the store, artist extraordinaire and founder of Top Cow Productions, Inc., Marc Silvestri. Collector’s Paradise has always had a fantastic relationship with Marc and the rest of Top Cow. Dozens of Signings over the last 20 years, including two previous signings with Marc.
Mr. Silvestri has agreed to raffle off two sketches. For every $20 spent on Top Cow Productions or Image Comics comics or Graphic Novels, you will get a Raffle Ticket.
In addition to the signing, that day is the first day of the Weekly Sale, with ANYTHING in the store, besides Comics & Graphic Novels being 25% OFF.
For more information on our 20th Anniversary MONTH LONG Celebration please click here…
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306
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Join us for our favorite day of the year! We are in the planning stages of this annual event and will post updates as they happen.
Each person gets 3 FREE comic books from a large selection! We will have something for everyone whether they are starting on their first comic or more mature readers! If you come in a costume, you can select 5 comics! Full list of comics that will be available at www.freecomicbookday.com
Very excited to announce our guests:
TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and EX SANGUINE. His writing work includes NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH, WITCHBLADE, BATMAN ETERNAL and the critically acclaimed REVIVAL. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Gina. He works at FOUR STAR STUDIOS where he is never far from his 80s action figure collection.
Derrick Fish – We are thrilled to welcome local artist Derrick Fish again for Free Comic Book Day. Derrick will be selling copies of his original comic –The Wellkeeper! He will also have original art and sketches for sale.
Jon Pinto – Jon is a local artist and will be selling his original pop culture pieces from Doctor Who, Star Trek, and more!
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711
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Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher (Yui), season one and two ofNegima!? (Lingshen Chao and Motsu),Sasami: Magical Girl Club (Ayane), Baldr Force Exe (Tsukina Sasagiri), School Rumble and Yurippe School Rumble: 2nd Semester (Akira Takano), Baccano! (Rachel), Sgt Frog (Ghost Girl), Case Closed: The Last Magician of the Century the Movie (Natasha Kosaka), Nabari no O (Juji Minami), and the ever popular Witchblade (Shiore Tsuzuki).
Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and life-long hardcore gaming helped prepare him for such projects and characters as Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Kiritsugu Emiya in Fate/Zero, Gundahar in KNACK, Anarky in Batman: Arkham Origins, Alvin in Tales of Xillia, Sinbad in Magi, Kuroh Yatogami in K, Rexxar in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore, Walter in Shin Megami Tensei IV, Rihan Nura in Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Tygra in Cartoon Network’s Thundercats, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Reapmon/Beelzemon in Digimon Fusion, and many other projects you are welcome to look-up online.
A native Texan and avid anime fan, Josh Grelle has been working in voice work for almost 10 years now. After starting with ADV Films in January 2004, Josh was quickly bombarded with tons of in-booth experience on a wide range of shows, including: Wedding Peach, Steam Detectives, 009-1, and the legendary Gatchaman. He began working for FUNimation entertainment in 2006. Since then, he has starred in numerous titles; his most famous being Kenichi in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Other roles include Kyohei in the Wallflower, Kouichi in Linebarrles of Iron, Yuki in Future Diary, Itsuki in Initial D, and Kuranosuke in Princess Jellyfish. More recent roles include Chow from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Nicky in Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, Kazuya Aoi in Freezing, Yuji Sakai in Shakugan no Shana, Akihisa Yoshii in Baka and Test, and Komatsu in Toriko.
Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With over 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami re-launch last summer, in the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and even more thrill to follow that up the following summer’s thriller Another as Kouichi Sakakibara. His most recent roles include Satoru Asahina in From the New World, Kenji Nakanishi in Say I Love You, Sion in No. 6, Heisuke Toudou in Hakuoki, Tommyrod in Toriko, Arikawa in This Boy Can Fight Aliens, Tomoki Sakurai, in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Volken, in the Book of Bantorra. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Negi Springfield in Negima. He can also be heard as Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, Hiro Hirono in ef: A Tale of Memories, Abe in Big Windup, Jr. in Xenosaga: The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention.
About Anime Boston:
Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2014 is scheduled for Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at www.animeboston.com.
About New England Anime Society:
The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is an organization dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at www.neanime.org.
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Granitecon 2013 is just over five weeks away! Join us September 28th and 29th at the Radisson Center of New Hampshire! To celebrate ten years of Granitecon we’re expanding to two days, moving to the larger Expo Center and assembling our largest guest list ever! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!
Chris Giarrusso – Mini Marvels
Ben Templesmith – Ten Grand, 30 Days of Night
Ethan Van Sciver – Green Lantern, Batman
Arthur Suydam – Marvel Zombies
Katie Cook – My Little Pony
Art Baltazar – Tiny Titans
Ron Marz – Witchblade, Green Lantern
Mark Texiera – Ghost Rider
David Petersen – Mouse Guard
Dan Parent – Archie Comics
Craig Rousseau – The Perhapanauts
Plus Voice Actors Including:
Jess Harnell – Animaniacs, The Cleveland Show
Rob Paulsen – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs
Jim Cummings – Winnie the Pooh, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Grey Delisle – Avatar: The Last Airbender, Scooby-Doo, Fairly OddParents
See the full guest list and buy tickets at www.granitecon.com!
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For the first time in almost a decade, Top Cow’s sensational digital painting artist, Stjepan Sejic, will be in the U.S. on tour in Southern California! A smattering of signings and events are lined up July 12th – 14th for you to meet Stjepan in all his Croatian majesty.
Before you even ask, yes Stjepan will be sketching at each location. However, he will be limiting his sketches to only 20 per location, so be sure to get to the singing nearest you nice and early! Sketches are $20 each, and will be done on the backs of Top Cow comics with special sketch covers purchased at the signing. Signatures will be free however, so bring stuff you want signed, or pick up the books at each location that you want Stjepan to sign!
For those of you who don’t like in Southern California or the surrounding areas, but who will be at San Diego Comic Con, you’re in luck! Stjepan will be joining Top Cow at San Diego this July as well! Information about his signings and sketches in San Diego will come in the near future.
Check out the schedule below for all the latest information about where and when Stjepan will be signing during his Mad Scientist Tour.
Friday, July 12th:
Emerald Knights – with Matt Hawkins
Noon – 3pm
4116 W. Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038
Saturday, July 13th:
Phat Collectables – with Matt Hawkins
16532 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Beach Ball Comics – with Matt Hawkins
3024 W. Ball Rd. Anaheim, CA 92804
Sunday, July 14th:
4 Color Fantasies – with Matt Hawkins
7172 Archibald Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
319 S. Arroyo Pkwy. Unit 4, Pasadena, CA 91105
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Tim Seeley, Chuck Messinger, Marie Frances, Steve Frank, and Nathan “Rock” Quarry sign at Nerdy Stuffs on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
Tim Seeley is the creator of Image Comics hit, HACK/SLASH and writes for REVIVAL and WITCHBLADE!
Tim has also worked on GI Joe: A Real American Hero, Loaded Bible, Antman and Wasp, Ex-Sanguine, Love Bunny and Mr. Hell, Colt Noble and The Mega Lords, Dark Horse’s The Occultist and so much more!
PLUS WE HAVE MORE SPECIAL GUESTS JOINING OUR SIGNING!
CHUCK MESSINGER- The man the myth the legend! One of the founding members of Creators Edge, and writer of the comic book “STINK” will be signing as well!
MARIE FRANCES- Local writer of the hit book “Night Hawk” and founder of the cosplay charity group “Super Sirens.”
STEVE FRANK- Writer and Creator of horror cult comic “ZOMBIES VS CHEERLEADERS.”
and last but not least…
NATHAN “ROCK” QUARRY- Famed UFC and MMA fighter, and creator/writer of the “ZOMBIE CAGE FIGHTER” comic!
Signing starts at 1PM, with a Q&A for all you fans!
115 176th Street S, Spanaway, WA 98387
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Marc Silvestri, Matt Hawkins, and Rahsan Ekedal sign at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm! The first ten people in line plus five lucky raffle winners will receive a free head sketch from Silvestri!
16532 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Ed Brubaker, Josh Fialkov, Kyle Higgins, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback sign in Canoga Park from noon to 3pm and Steve Niles, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Matt Whitlock, and Shane & Chris Houghton sign from 2:00 – 5:00pm in Pasadena on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306
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Ron Marz signs on Saturday, January 28th, at Cards Comics & Collectibles (100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136) from 11am-2pm (which will feature 50% off trade paperbacks and hardcovers during Ron’s visit!) and Laughing Ogre Comics (10647 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-2202) from 4pm-7pm.
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Tim Seeley signs at DCBS on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012!
10202 Coldwater Road Suite C, Ft. Wayne, IN 46825