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Past EventsAug. 26, 2018: Star Wars Ship Designer Signing
Excalibur Comics is proud to welcome sci-fi legend Colin Cantwell to Portland on Sunday, August 26th! From noon till 1:00 PM, Colin will be meeting with fans and signing, and from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, he’ll be presenting clips from a variety of his favorite movie moments!
Colin Cantwell was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others. Developing the process of “Kitbashing” to build the ships, he revolutionized the modeling industry by tearing apart model kits of cars, boats and planes and re-constructing the pieces into objects such as the Star Wars ship models. In addition to his contribution to Star Wars, Colin has been involved in several other iconic projects. His credits include:
• Working closely with Stanley Kubrick to design the space scenes and suggest the memorable music for “2001, A Space Odyssey”;
• Being the “Hal 9000 Computer” that conveyed the flight progress of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Walter Cronkite while Cronkite was broadcasting live on national TV;
• Designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego which later became Imax;
• Developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP;
• Working on several other movies including, War Games, Close Encounters of the Third Kind;
• And more!
Writer Chris Sebela (SHANGHAI RED, HEARTTHROB, HARLEY QUINN, INJUSTICE: GROUND ZERO, WE(L)COME BACK, CAPTAIN MARVEL, and more) appears at Excalibur Comics on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 4:00 till 7:00 PM to sign CROWDED #1 from Image Comics!March 21, 2018: Spider-Gwen/The 27 Run Signing
Excalibur Comics welcomes Robbi Rodriguez and Justin Zimmerman on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM for three major March releases. Robbi’s SPIDER-GWEN #30 and Justin’s THE 27 RUN oversized hardcover & the anniversary printing of THE KILLING JAR will be on hand! And don’t forget to bring Rodriguez / Zimmerman collabs LOVE IS LOVE and BROKEN FRONTIER to get signed to boot!May 6, 2017: Excalibur Comics Signing
Celina Hernandez, Michael Murphy, and Justin Zimmerman sign at Excalibur Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!