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Worcester, MA 01609
Current & Upcoming EventsJan. 19, 2019: TMNT Artist Signing
Cowabunga, folks! That’s Entertainment invites everyone to meet and greet with veteran Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic Book artist and writer Steve Lavigne on Saturday, January 19th, from noon till 5:00 PM.
Attendees are encouraged to bring in items Steve Lavigne has worked on in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, such as comic books and prints. Lavigne will be offering to sign up to ten items for FREE. He will be signing up to five items at a time, and there will be a $5.00 charge for each signature after the first ten.
Lavigne will also have 8” x 11” and 11” x 17” prints available for purchase at his table for $10 and $20 each. Furthermore, he will be offering to draw a free mini head-sketch with the request of a signature.
Steve Lavigne was the very first artist employee hired by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird (co-creators of TMNT/Mirage Studios) back in 1985. He and Kevin Eastman attended high school together, and it has been revealed in various interviews with Eastman, that Michelangelo’s personality is based on Lavigne himself.
Lavigne’s career with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles team began with lettering for TMNT comics and coloring graphic novels and covers. He later became Licensing Artist and Licensing Art Director.
Lavigne was the artist responsible for creating most of the officially licensed TMNT artwork seen on merchandise, toys, video games, and product packaging back in the late 80’s & early 90’s. He has produced art for Playmates, Burger King, Konami, Redbook Magazine, Yes Entertainment, and more. He also created TMNT characters Sergeant Bananas, Screwloose, Cuddly Cowlick, Code Name Chameleon among others.
Lavigne continues to do covers for IDW TMNT books, tours via comic conventions, and takes commissions regularly. He also owns Shellback Artworks, which is a Facebook page whereby fans can view current art projects and con schedules. Fans can also purchase vintage & new comics, art, memorabilia and/or request commission work through the page. Contact info: email@example.com or facebook page: Shellback Artworks
Toy purchaser and longtime Ninja Turtles fan Jeff Englund says, “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a huge part of my childhood. I’m excited to meet one of the talented creators behind the franchise.”
Past EventsOct. 13, 2018: Blackwood Signing
Veronica Fish & Andy Fish (Blackwood) sign at That’s Entertainment on Saturday, October 13, 2018 as part of their WALKING DEAD DAY celebration.Sept. 15, 2018: Batman Day 2018 Signing
Batman Day returns to That’s Entertainment in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, Sept. 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guest artists Derek Rook, Bob Noberini, and Alex Barbosa will be offering free sketches and taking small commissions from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Each artist will be giving away a Batman Day commemorative print which will feature his artwork. Requests for commissions and free sketches are limited to one per person from each artist.
Customers are strongly encouraged to cosplay. Everyone who arrives in full costume will receive an instant $5 in store credit. Cosplayers are then welcome to enter in the store’s costume contest for a chance to win first, second, or third prizes of $15, $25, or $50 in store credit. Cashiers will be handing out free Batman comic books and masks to everyone upon request, while supplies last (limit one mask and one comic book per person).
Marketing coordinator Sorana Gatej says, “Last year on Batman Day, dozens of fans came into the store in costume,” she adds. “It’s a wonderful sight, with people of all ages dressed as Batman or his friends and foes milling around and posing for photos.”
According to DC Comics, The annual fan-favorite event, now in its fifth year, was first introduced to honor the iconic character’s 75th anniversary. Continuing the BATMAN DAY tradition, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the country to bring fans exciting festivities in honor of Gotham’s protector.
Comic artists and cartoonists Derek Rook and Bob Noberini are both locally renowned for their artistic contributions to the Worcester art scene. This will be a first appearance at That’s Entertainment for artist Alex Barbosa.
Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” and “Zombie”, “The Dead”, “Deadworld”, and “Gore Shriek”. According to Rook, He was “born and raised on comic books, 70’s exploitation films and rock n’ roll.” Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Rook plans to release his creator-owned titles, “Beautiful Worcester” and “Angelduster”. He continues to distribute vigilante justice in Worcester, Massachusetts.July 7, 2018: Bat-Wedding Celebration
Artists Mike Lilly and Derek Rook appear at That’s Entertainment on Saturday July 7th at 11:00 AM as part of their Bat-Wedding festivities.
Mike Lilly has worked on comic book titles such as Batman, Catwoman, Nightwing, Detective Comics, Annihilation Conquest, Punisher, Marvel Knights, The Tick, Grimm Fairy Tales, Vampirella, Black Terror, and more.
Derek Rook has provided artwork for such notable works as Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” and “Zombie”, “The Dead”, “Deadworld”, and “Gore Shriek”. According to Rook, He was “born and raised on comic books, 70’s exploitation films and rock n’ roll.” Under his comic book company label, Rough House Publishing, Rook plans to release his creator-owned titles, “Beautiful Worcester” and “Angelduster”. He continues to distribute vigilante justice in Worcester, Massachusetts.June 20, 2018: The Complete Girls with Slingshots Signing
Danielle Corsetto, creator of webcomic Girls With Slingshots, will be appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA on Wednesday, June 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an in-store signing.
Corsetto will be signing copies of her new book The Complete Girls with Slingshots, which will be available to purchase directly at her table for $74.99 each (suggested for a mature audience). She will also be offering to draw a free mini sketch upon request to anyone purchasing a copy of her book, or to anyone making a store purchase in any amount. Please present your store receipt at her table.
Danielle Corsetto is the creator of the webcomic Girls With Slingshots, which ran from 2004-2015. She also penned three Adventure Time Original Graphic Novels for BOOM! Studios, and wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News. She posts silly autobio strips about her cats and yoga at Stuckat32.com, and is writing a sex ed comic with Monica Gallaher called BOO! It’s Sex, debuting on Webtoons this summer.