“These days, the potential comic audience has a nearly limitless array of diversions that vie for its attention and dollars, including movies, TV, video games, and the Internet. To grab the attention of a large audience today, whether in print or digital formats, comics creators need to have the skills to tell great stories in interesting, clear, and compelling ways.”
- Carl Potts, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics- Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling.
Join Carl Potts and Phil Jimenez for a special presentation and signing of his book The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling. Carl will begin the evening with a presentation on the basic principles and techniques of sequential visual storytelling. This will be followed by a conversation with Phil Jimenez on his approach on the three page Batman sequence in the book along with additional thoughts on the night’s topic.
Followed by a Q & A.
$15 Non-members | $10 Members | $7 Students/Seniors
purchase tickets here
About the Author
Carl Potts is a creative director, an editor, an artist, and a writer with years of experience in the comics industry. During his time at Marvel Comics, he discovered and mentored many top comics talents, including Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, and Mike Mignola. Currently, Potts consults for a variety of publishing, interactive, and entertainment companies, including HarperCollins, Ogilvy & Mather, and the Learning Company. In addition, he’s given seminars on visual storytelling techniques at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons, New York University, LucasArts, Academy of Art University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.
About the Artist
Phil Jimenez is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his work as writer/artist on Wonder Woman from 2000 to 2003. From 2005 to 2006 he worked as a penciler on the miniseries Infinite Crisis, and he is also known for his collaborations with writer Grant Morrison on New X-Men and The Invisibles. In 2007, Jimenez signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics, creating work for the Savage Wolverine series, Captain America Corps, The Amazing Spider-Man, and more. Recently it was announced that he will be the regular artist for Adventure Comics.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Writer Gail Simone (Tomb Raider, Red Sonja) signs at Third Coast Comics on Monday April 28th from 5:00 till 9:00 pm.
Third Coast Comics
6234 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660
10:00 pm – 1:00 pm Bob McLeod Marvel and DC artist will on hand to greet customers and sign comics. During his long career, Bob has drawn and inked many comic characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Incredible Hulk, Batman and Star Wars characters. McLeod currently teaches part-time at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and works on various commercial
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Ron Wybraniec of C and W Creations will signing comics and promoting their comic series. They just had a new # 1 published the beginning of April.
The Comic Store
28 McGovern Ave, Station Square, Lancaster, PA 17602
Special guest Gail Simone joins Marjorie Liu, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Blair Shedd, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more appear at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!
How do we top 2013′s Free Comic Book Day? BY DOUBLING IT! Our 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be DOUBLED, with our usual one in Manchester and one at our new location in Concord! We will be featuring special guests, events and of course, exclusive free comics at each, as well as special sales too! Additionally, we will have a number of local artists, fantastic cosplayers, contests and a wide variety of free comics!
Special Artist/Writer Guests include:
Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja, Birds of Prey)
Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, X-23)
Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)
Blair Shedd (Doctor Who)
Sara Richard (My Little Pony)
Alex de Campi (My Little Pony, Grindhouse) – Appearing in Manchester from 5-7!
Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
Ransom Getty (Guardians of the Globe)
Kendra Lee Saunders
Peter Vinton Jr
NOTE: free sketches are at the discretion of the artist and not guaranteed.
Cosplay Guests include:
Nicole Marie Jean (cosplayer extraordinaire)
Bellechere (world renown cosplayer)
501st New England Garrison
Ghostbusters of New Hampshire
New England Brethren of Pirates
Rhode Island Comic Con
Pop Culture Expo
Spectacular Batcycle (Concord)
Bumblebee 1977 Chevy Camaro from Transformers
BBQ? Of course! Our grill master and BBQ expert Jareb will be back, making some fantastic grub in Manchester!
We also want to have the biggest group of cosplayers we can amass, so we will have extra goodies to everyone that comes in costume, as well as the BIGGEST Free Comic Book Day costume contest in the US!
We will also be having a HUGE after party in Concord when all is said and done, with a few more surprises. What could we possibly have up our sleeves?
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
Brian Azzarello, the incredible scribe of such comics as 100 BULLETS, LOVELESS, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JOKER, and LUTHOR original graphic novels, as well as the current WONDER WOMAN and upcoming FUTURE’S END titles, appears at Aw Yeah Comics for a signing on Saturday, March 29th from noon till 2:00 pm!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Artist Cliff Chiang appears at Society of Illustrators on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm for Dare2Draw!
About Cliff Chiang:
Cliff Chiang’s artwork has been hailed for its “fluid and confident storytelling” and “sweeping linework and nuanced style.” Graduating from Harvard University with a joint degree in English Literature and Visual Arts, he worked in editorial at Disney Adventures Magazine and Vertigo/DC Comics before making the leap into freelance illustration.
Clients include DC Comics, GQ Magazine, Lucasfilm, Warner Animation, Dark Horse Comics, Dynamic Forces Entertainment, and the ACLU, on books such as Batman, Dr. Thirteen: Architecture & Mortality, Beware the Creeper, Human Target, Detective Comics: Josie Mac, Green Arrow & Black Canary, Grendel: Red, White, and Black, Red Sonja: Monster Isle, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman.
He is currently working on DC Comics’ Wonder Woman with writer Brian Azzarello. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Cover $15 Online ($20 at the door)
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Superstar comic artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope at Jake’s Memory Lane Comics on Saturday March 15th at 1:00 pm.
MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine 12 and 13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.
In addition to the signing, we’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!
Jake’s Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington, NC 28405
JELLABY creator KEAN SOO appears at Challengers signing copies of Capstone’s “Adventures of Jellaby” or Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3, 2014!
JUST ADDED! Writer Brian Azzarello (Futures End, 100 Bullets, Wonder Woman) will appear as well!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Todd Nauck, Bill Morrison, Brian Buccellato, Drew Johnson, Tone Rodriguez, and Tony Fleecs appear at Metropolis Comics on Wednesday February 26, 2014 from 5:00 till 8:00 pm to benefit the Michael Morones Foundation!
16509 Bellflower Blvd, Bellflower, CA 90706
Planet Comicon 2014 has released the initial schedule for panel events. This schedule focuses on event featuring media guests, including performers from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Wars, Firefly, and more.
We will be updating the schedule with additional panels and events as soon as details are confirmed.
Highlights of the schedule include:
FRIDAY, MARCH 14th:
- Margot Kidder (3:00 PM)
- Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis (4:00 PM)
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th:
- Wil Wheaton (11:00 AM)
- Jewel Staite (Noon)
- Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton (1:00 PM)
- Sylvester McCoy (2:00 PM)
- John Ratzenberger (3:00 PM)
- Zoie Palmer (4:00 PM)
- Kids’ Costume Contest (2:00 PM)
- Adults’ Costume Contest (5:00 PM)
SUNDAY MARCH 16th:
- Femi Taylor (11:00 AM)
- David Yost (Noon)
- Eddie McClintock (Noon)
- Lee Majors (1:00)
- TREKtacular Star Trek Cast Reunion (4:30) – NOTE: this is a separately ticketed event. This event is close to being sold out. Find out more about tickets here.
Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Now in its thirteenth year! The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on March 14-16th. Please visit their website for the full guestlist, ticket information, and more!