Guest: Craig Yoe
Author Craig Yoe signs at Bedrock City Comic Co. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM.
Yoe is a comics historian whose books include The Art of Ditko, Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenagers, and Jack Cole’s Deadly Horror: The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics.
Vice magazine has called Yoe the “Indiana Jones of comics historians.” Publisher Weekly says he’s the “archivist of the ridiculous and the sublime” and calls his work “brilliant.” The Onion calls him “the celebrated designer,”The Library Journal,”a comics guru. BoingBoing hails him “a fine cartoonist and a comic book historian of the first water.” Yoe was Creative Director/Vice President/ General Manager of Jim Henson’s Muppets, and a Creative Director at Nickelodeon and Disney. Craig has won an Eisner Award and the Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.
Guest: Michael Kupperman
Michael Kupperman appears at Escape Pod Comics on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM to sign All the Answers.
Guest: Megan Rose Gedris
It’s time for a party, and this one is going to be a SPECTACLE! Join is in celebrating the release of the brand new Oni Press graphic novel “Spectacle” by MEGAN ROSE GEDRIS. Circus-themed attire is encouraged, and Megan is donating original art for the best look!
Fan-favorite webcomic creator Megan Rose Gedris (Yu+Me Dream) crafts a compelling tale of magic, deception, and wonder in this stunningly illustrated Oni Press graphic novel about the bond between sisters.
Pragmatic engineer Anna works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but she doesn't believe in anything supernatural -- until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but not they're sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. With few leads, a troupe full of secretive folk, and strange paranormal occurrences popping up around the circus, solving the case seems near impossible. But the murderer in their midst may be the least of their problems.
“Spectacle” is suitable for a YA audience, but is also a great read for adults, too.
This event starts at 7pm on Friday, May 25th, 2018.
Adam Wallenta appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, May 26th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign copies of his brand new graphic novel PUNK TACO!
Tacoma’s mini-horror con is back for a fourth strike! Avoid admission fees and show off your cosplay abilities at Stadium District’s spookiest post-Crypticon event.
Featuring the return of special guests, actress Jackie Neyman Jones, director Tonja Atomic, and production crew Skullface Astronaut, followed by a special screening of Manos Returns at Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema.
Guest: Ed Brisson
Writer Ed Brisson (Iron Fist, Old Man Logan, Bullseye, Sheltered) appears at Strange Adventures on Saturday, May 26th at 3:00 PM.
Join Fantagraphics on Saturday, May 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM as we celebrate the publication of Daydreamin’ Dave by Ben Horak with a book signing, urban barbecue and complementary refreshments.
Dave is a mild-mannered, imaginative, anthropomorphic, joke-spewing day dreamer. Dave is constantly breaking the fourth wall to speak directly to the delighted audience, ending every quip with a friendly wink. This is Dave’s world, we just live in it. But what happens when Dave is suddenly gone? How can the story continue? Who will entertain the audience? As the comic itself begins to break down and revolt, a new Dave must be chosen…
Ben Horak is a Seattle-based cartoonist and graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Ben has had art appear in Arts In America, The Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, Intruder Comix Newspaper and Thick As Thieves. Ben also self publishes the short story anthology Grump Toast.
Guest: Joe St. Pierre
Cartoonist Joe St. Pierre, creator of the new Zodiax, appears at Nick’s Comic Strip on Saturday, May 26th from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for a signing.
Guest: Jen Vaughn
Comic creator Jen Vaughn appears at Arcane Comics on Saturday, May 26th from noon till 3:00 PM! She’ll be here to celebrate her recently released comic books, Goosebumps: Download & Die! as well as Betty & Veronica: Vixens – Hunted.
Chris Stevens, Andrea Tsurumi, Michael Swanwick, Mike Sgier and Rob Woods appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of Once Upon A Time Machine.
Andrea Tsurumi is an author, illustrator and cartoonist who lives and draws in Philadelphia. Her first picture book, Accident! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was a Junior Library Guild selection and an NPR Best of 2017 pick. Her comics include Why Would You Do That? (Hic & Hoc), How to Pool, and Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch. Her work has been published by Penguin Random House, SpongeBob Comics, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Nib, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can see more of her work at andreatsurumi.com or follow her on instagram (@atsurumi).
Michael Swanwick has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other writer. He has written ten novels, over a hundred and fifty short stories, and countless works of flash fiction. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE marks his debut in the world of comics. His latest novel The Iron Dragon’s Mother, will be published in 2019.
Mike Sgier is a cartoonist and printmaker based in Philadelphia. Born and raised outside of Denver, Colorado, Mike received a BFA from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN. He has
been making comics since 2006, exploring a wide range of genres in the medium, including autobio, indie romance, and humorous sci-fi. He is currently making comics based in the fantasy world of Vespers, which include ‘Solstice’ ‘Tales from Vespers,’ and ‘Edie Copperpot.'”
Rob Woods is a cartoonist born and raised in Philadelphia. His debut book 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION was featured in the Village Voice and the Philadelphia Inquirer among others, and roundly praised by critics and fellow creators, including Paul Pope and JG Jones. He is currently at work on a collection of new material. You can find his books for sale at apluscomix.storenvy.com.
Chris Stevens is the co-founder of Locust Moon and multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of the ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE series.
John Bailey appears at Vault of Midnight on Saturday, May 26th from noon till 3:00 PM to celebrate the release of Wage Slaves: Breakzone Brawl and sign copies of the book.
Guest: Tom Beland
Cover Artist Tom Beland (creator of True Story Swear to God and Chicacabra) appears at Flying Colors Comics on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM to sign the variant cover to BLACK PANTHER #1!
One of Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Novels, Watchmen changed superhero stories forever in this mind-bending murder mystery that will have you questioning authority forever. Pick up the book at the shop today and we’ll discuss it 7pm at the shop on the fourth Sunday of May.
The Beguiling is thrilled to announce a spectacular, sensational, frankly amazing signing as we welcome powerhouse comics couple STUART & KATHRYN IMMONEN to the store on Wednesday, May 30 starting at 5:00 PM! Their first public appearance/signing in three years is to celebrate the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 from Marvel Comics!
Stuart & Kathryn’s credits almost don’t need to be listed—besides THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, Stuart has been the artist on such books as STAR WARS, NEXTWAVE, EMPRESS, and FEAR ITSELF; Kathryn has been the writer on such great titles as RUNAWAYS, SIF: JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, AGENT CARTER and PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT. If that weren’t enough, together the Immonens have also created the books RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, MOVING PICTURES and NEVER AS BAD AS YOU THINK. Their work crosses genres and styles and demonstrates that regardless of the format, they are masterful creators in any form of comics.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 is not only a milestone comics event but also marks the end of Stuart’s run on the title, so it’s the perfect occasion to welcome the Immonens at our new location. For this event The Beguiling will also be donating $5 from the sale of each copy of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 to the Immonens’ chosen charity, Trails Youth Initiative! Now THAT is Amazing!
This comic has a cover price of $9.99 US, or roughly $13 CDN, but pre-ordered copies will be sold at $10 CDN. On the day-of, copies of the regular ASM #800 cover will be priced at CAD$12.
Due to the fact that the current run of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN has been selling out on day of release, and the sheer number of special variant covers for this issue, we will be taking pre-orders to help make sure you get the covers you want. While we will be taking pre-orders right up to the event, if you are looking for one of the variant covers please visit our website/see below for details on how to order.
Additional issues of Amazing Spider-Man will be available the day of release, but cannot be pre-ordered.
Stuart and Kathryn will both be on hand to sign copies of their work, with in-store purchase. Head sketches will be available with the day-of purchase of TPB and HC books as well as on sketch covers of Amazing Spider-Man #800. Please note: Stuart will not be doing convention or commission-level sketches, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Guest: Erica Schultz
Erica Schultz and Liana Kangas appear at Fallout Shelter Comics on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM to sign the WHERE WE LIVE anthology to benefit the survivors in Las Vegas.
Guest: J.K. Woodward
Artist JK Woodward appears on Wednesday, May 30th from noon till 8:00 PM at Brave New World for a Star Trek: The Next Generation signing!
JK Woodward’s watercolor art is featured in the new Star Trek TNG: Through The Mirror five issue miniseries from IDW Publishing! Woodward is the “A” cover artist AND interior artist for all five issues!
We will have available for sale at the signing all five issues of Star Trek TNG: Through The Mirror, plus all 1:10, 1:20 and 1:100 variants while supplies last. Additionally, we will have copies available of Woodward’s Star Trek graphic novels, including Star Trek TNG: Broken Mirror and his adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay, Star Trek TOS: The City on the Edge of Forever!
Karl Altstaetter (Emerald City Blues), Mike O’Hare (Flak Riot) and Ray Anthony-Height (Midnight Tiger) appear at the Comic Bug to celebrate AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 and provide commissioned art on blank covers on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 p.m.
Artist Justin Greenwood and writer Landry Walker appear at Flying Colors Comics on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of their new Image Comics series, The Last Siege!
Guest: Ryan O'Sullivan
Ryan O’Sullivan signs copies of Forbidden Planet’s exclusive Mini-Print edition of Void Trip at the London Megastore at 6:00 PM on 30th May.
Collecting issues 1 to 5, Void Trip is the story of Ana and Gabe, the last two humans left alive in the galaxy.
They’re low on fuel, they’re low on food, and they’re low on psychedelic space froot, but they’re still determined to make it to the promised land: hippy-paradise super-planet Euphoria.
This is the story of their journey, the friends and enemies they made along the way, and how the universe responded to those who dared to live freely within it.
Other work by Ryan O’Sullivan includes Turncoat as well as Warhammer and Dark Souls for Titan Comics.
The Mini-Print edition of Void Trip comes with an exclusive art print signed by Ryan O’Sullivan and artist Plaid Klaus.
Sina M Grace, Brian Haberlin, Matt Hawkins, Ray-Anthony Height, Mariah Huehner, Lucia Fasano, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Tess Fowler, Christina Rice, Rob Rose, Chris Ryall, Malachi Ward, and Henry Barajas appear at Golden Apple Comics on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign WHERE WE LIVE!
Image Comics Presents: Where We Live charity mixer to support the victims and survivors of the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017. Many contributors of the Image Comics charity anthology will be at Golden Apple to sign autographs, do sketches and raise money for this important cause.
100% of the proceeds of this event will go to the cause and charity organization: www.Route91Strong.Org
Book Contributors in Attendance posted in flyer above. More creators may show up.