East Side Mags

7 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Past Events

May 5, 2018: FCBD 2018: Greg Hildebrandt Signing

Legendary painter / artist GREG HILDEBRANDT appears at East Side Mags on Saturday, May 5th for Free Comic Book Day! Greg will be joined by the amazing Angela Fernot and will be here from 12pm-5pm. He’ll be taking sketch requests, have prints for sale as well as copies of his Tolkien book!

Greg is happy to sign items that customers either buy from ESM or bring themselves – up to 3 FREE! After that, there is a $10 charge per additional signature.*** Military veterans (with Military ID required) get special pricing and up to 6 free signatures.

***Greg’s cover for Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 is the only exception. There is a charge to sign this of $50 as Greg will ONLY EVER sign 50 copies lifetime!

Greg will NOT be sketching in store but will take requests to be mailed to customers once completed at his studio. Customers who want a sketch must buy a sketch cover from East Side Mags and leave it with Greg in addition to payment BEFORE leaving the store including $10 for shipping. Pricing is as follows:

*Pencil sketch by Greg – Head Sketch ($50), Bust Sketch ($100), Full Figure ($150) with additional figures $100 each

*Inks available by Angela Fernot (over Greg’s pencils) – Inked Head ($30 additional), Inked Bust ($50 additional), Inked Full Figure ($100 additional) with additional inked figures $75 additional each

*Color sketches (pencils by Greg, inks by Angela Fernot, coloring and final art by Greg) start at $150+ with final price to be determined per individual request

Greg is also happy to take commission requests from interested buyers but will only be accepting painting and black board commissions. Sketch commissions will only be available via Sketch Covers purchased from East Side Mags.

March 3, 2018: Adventure Time Comics #19 Signing

Artist Alexandra Beguez appears at East Side Mags on Saturday March 3rd at 1:00 PM to sign Adventure Time Comics #19!

Alexandra is an illustrator, cartoonist, and giant Star Trek nerd based in New Jersey. Her comics and illustrations appear in The Nib, Adventure Time Comics/BOOM! Studios, Buzzfeed, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Ink Brick, Quarter Moon, and Carboncito, among others. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Latin American Ilustración, 3×3, and Creative Quarterly. She recently got the opportunity to draw a short story in the recently released Adventure Time Comics #19!

Feb. 11, 2018: Bingo Love Signing

Tee Franklin, the creator and writer of Bingo Love, appears at East Side Mags on Sunday, February 10th from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM for pre-release book signing! This is your chance to get the highly anticipated graphic novel BEFORE it’s official release on February 14th, not to mention getting to meet Tee in person!

ABOUT THE BOOK: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage.

From TEE FRANKLIN (NAILBITER’s “THE OUTFIT,” Love is Love) and JENN ST-ONGE (Jem & The Misfits), BINGO LOVE is a touching story of love, family, and resiliency that spans over 60 years.

Jan. 27, 2018: MINE! Signing

East Side Mags is a proud community sponsor and we’re super happy to support Planned Parenthood – a rad organization that provides much needed medical attention to the communities that they serve!

A ton of creators (some we know, some we hope to meet soon) have come together and put an anthology together called Mine! in support of Planned Parenthood with profits going to support the organization. We were quick to jump on the Kickstarter when we saw it and now we’re buying additional copies so we can bring you a handful of the amazing minds that contributed to this much-required reading material!

Hang out with Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchman, So What? Press), Matt Miner (Gwar Orgasmageddon, Toe Tag Riot), Liana Kangas (Independent comic artist), Fabian Lelay (Jade Street Protection Services), and Jude Vigants (Tales of the Night Watchman).

Join us from 1pm-6pm on Saturday, January 27th! Writers and artists will be signing copies of the book that we’ll have for sale and artists will be sketching for customers too! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, East Side Mags event!

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.