DE – Free Comic Book Day 2013

fcbd13Neil Vokes, Dan Parent, Thom Zahler, Jamar Nicholas, and many more sign at Captain Blue Hen Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

Neil Vokes Winner of the “Iron Man” Award for appearing all day at all of our Free Comic Book Day celebrations

Neil King of Smarty Pants Comics

Buz and Ken of Living Corpse

Ben Harvey comics artist

Kevin Bolk and Sarah Martinez Interrobang webcomics

FUBAR: Jeff McComsey and others

Dan Parent Archie Comics

Scott Roberts Patty Cake and Spongebob Squarepants Comics

Zenescope Entertainment Ralph Tedesco, Joe Brusha, Anthony Spay

Jamar Nicholas Fist Stick Knife Gun

AJ Janavel web strip Must Be This Tall

Thom Zahler Love and Capes and My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle

Appearances:

BATMOBILE from 1966 TV show

Members of the 501st Legion

Spidey

Bats

Captain Blue Hen Comics
280 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
302-737-3434

NV – Grimm Fairy Tales Signing

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Artist Ale Garza signs at Velvet Underground Comics on Saturday February 9, 2013 from 1-5 pm!

Velvet Underground Comics
4241 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 258-2689

FL – A Comic Shop Birthday Bash

Press Release:

On September 12th, starting at 3:00 P.M., A Comic Shop will double the fun with a special birthday party for store owner, Aaron Haaland, and an autograph signing with Jeffrey Kaufman for the release of WHORE, produced by Big City Comics Studio and published by Zenescope Entertainment.

To celebrate Aaron’s birthday, as well as the release of WHORE, A Comic Shop is holding a special party and contest where guys can unleash their inner whore and do outrageous acts for prizes. There will be plenty of FREE posters, beanie bags, and hand held fans to go around for both the men and women on this special occasion.

WHORE, is a graphic novel regarding ex-CIA agent Jacob Mars. Mars would probably put a bullet in your head if you called him a “whore,” but in simple terms, that’s what he is. After getting downsized from the CIA, he takes any job he can to pay his debts and alimony. He isn’t a bad guy by nature, but out of necessity, he has to live a life where things don’t matter, as long as he gets paid. His motto, simply stated: “Every man has his price.”

The WHORE autograph event will take place in Orlando at A Comic Shop on September 12th, 2012 from 3-5 P.M. at 114 South Semoran Blvd. Winter Park, FL. For more information, please call (407) 332-9636.

About A Comic Shop
We first opened ourdoors in December 2005 and have been voted as the best comic shop in  every single year for the last SIX years by the inhabitants of the city.

We don’t fill ourshelves with toys, “collectibles,” or even back issues. What we do is focus on current comic releases, trade paperbacks, and graphic novels, including books you won’t find anywhere else. For us, it’s about the culture, the community and celebrating the hard work of both the writers and artists who deliver the amazing tales we read within the pages.

About Jeffrey Kaufman
Jeffrey Kaufman is a writer and founder of Big City Comics and Resurrection Studios. Inaddition, Kaufman is a nationally recognized legal expert and defense attorney, currently licensed in 18 states, and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News and truTV’s Disorder in the Court: The 20 Most Outrageous Courtroom Moments. As a writer, Kaufman’s credits include Terminal Alice (published through Zenescope Entertainment) as well as Tainted (featuring Batwing artist ChrisCross).

Currently, Kaufman is actively filming and producing the documentary How to Fail in Comic Books (www.facebook.com/howtofailincomicbooks),set for release in 2013. His upcoming projects include the graphic novels Angel Falling and Whore, on sale September 2012, from Zenescope Entertainment. Formore information, please visit www.bigcitycomics.comand www.facebook.com/bigcitycomics.

The Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway

June 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Other

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Press Release:

New York, NY — Author and illustrator Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) has teamed up with Brodart, Diamond Book Distributors, and GraphicNovelReporter.com to donate his talent and his time to create the promotional artwork for The $20,000+ Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans taking place June 24 to June 27.

The Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway awards one library a collection of over 700 hand-selected graphic novels for adults, teens, and children as well as fixtures and furniture. The entire prize will be displayed in Booth #1760 at ALA in a library setting with shelving, spinner racks, lounge seating, reading tables and chairs, accent tables and more. The contest is open to public, school and academic librarians in the continental United States. Eligible librarians can enter to win during ALA Exhibit Hours on Friday June 24 through Sunday June 26, with the Grand Prize Drawing on Monday, June 27.

“Libraries were among the first and biggest supporters of me and Amelia Rules! It was an honor for me to provide the artwork for this incredible giveaway,” said Jimmy Gownley.

“The sponsors appreciate Jimmy contributing these eye-catching graphics, which will give us the opportunity to draw attention to this prize that celebrates graphic novels and their popularity in libraries,” said Carol Fitzgerald from GraphicNovelReporter.com on behalf of all the sponsors.

Participating publisher sponsors, beyond the title sponsors include:
Abrams, Ape Entertainment, Candlewick Press, Capstone, Creative Arts Unlimited Inc., Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Fanfare/Ponent Mon, First Second Books, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Lerner Publishing Group, Marvel, Oni Press, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, Rosen Publishing, Round Table Comics, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Toon Books, Top Cow Productions, Top Shelf Productions, Unshelved, Viper Comics, VIZ Media, W.W. Norton, and Zenescope Entertainment.

The first $20,000 Great Graphic Novel Library Giveaway (at Texas Library Association’s Annual Conference in April) was a huge success, with libraries from all over the state of Texas entering to win hundreds of graphic novels as well as library shelving and furniture. The winner was Weslaco Public Library, represented by Eduardo Zepeda.

For more information please visit: http://www.shopbrodart.com/ala#giveaway

About Brodart Co.
Since 1939 libraries have been able to turn to Brodart for everything from shelf-ready books to electronic ordering systems, high quality furniture, and supplies. Brodart serves libraries from the Northwest Territories to the Pacific Rim, with facilities in the United States and Canada.

About Diamond Book Distributors
Diamond Book Distributors is a division of Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books and related merchandise. Diamond Book Distributors is dedicated to making a wide selection of graphic novels and other pop culture collectibles available to the book market.

About GraphicNovelReporter.com
GraphicNovelReporter.com is the newest website from TheBookReportNetwork.com (TBRN), which includes a group of six Internet sites featuring original content about books and authors. Since 1996, these sites — led by flagship site Bookreporter.com — have become the gathering places for a large and devoted audience of readers and book buyers. Monthly more than 1.6 million unique visitors come to the sites in the Network, making it the largest non-commercial group of book websites on the Internet. In addition, the company offers Internet design/development, marketing/publicity and resource services.