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Bay Area Comic Events Update October 31, 2016

Every so often there’s a significant amount of Bay Area specific comic related news. When the pile of news is high enough I turn it into an article of blurbs called “The Bay Area Bugle.” The news can essentially be anything as long as it’s comic related and somehow based in the Bay Area. For example, Dynamite will soon publish a comic based on the tv series Charmed. Charmed takes place in San Francisco so it justifies a mention. I wrote one last week and you can read it here. Find out about a Bay Area artist who was indirectly featured on Black Mirror, a haute couture kickstarter project featuring a couple of local artists, big VR related news for Berkeley’s MadeFire, and more.

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I’ve started adding a “what” to the listings in an effort to make this list more useful. Next issue will have a “what” with every event.

Slight change from last week. Fantastic Comic’s Kevin Wada event has moved from November 12 to November 13. More details below.

October 31 – November 6, 2016

The 2nd Annual SF Comics Fest
When: Nov. 2 – Nov. 5
Where: San Francisco
What: A now annual event similar to San Francisco’s LitQuake but with a focus on comics. Numerous events are scheduled around the city. See below for a listing.
More info: http://bit.ly/sfcfpost1

Mangaka Launch Party & Demo
When: Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.
Where: Dr. Comics and Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland
What: Jason Thompson will run demos of his new game “Mangaka.” The game is a “creative card game where you & your friends play comic artists competing for fame over 4 rounds of frantic drawing.”
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/101393010338694/

UC Professor Chip Sullivan Signing Cartooning the Landscape
When: Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.
Where: Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Avenue
What: Book signing and video screening of the newly released graphic novel Cartooning the Landscape by Chip Sullivan, UC Berkeley Professor. Chip will present a short talk on The Metaphysics of Drawing: Mentors, Magic, & Comics.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/373021733088465/

November 7 – 13, 2016

Kevin Wada & Ezekiel Kweku The Wicked + The Divine Discussion
When: November 13 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley
What: The Wicked + The Divine issue 23 will break from the traditional comic mold of being a sequential medium by turning into an in-world pop culture magazine focused on the Gods. It provides an opportunity to showcase the fashion illustration talents of Kevin Wada. Wic/Div co-creator Kieron Gillen populated the content by hosting roleplay conversations with legit culture journalists who in turn generated the articles. Bay Area culture journalist Ezekiel Kewku was one of those to lend his skills to this issue.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1179933605363416/

Chris Roberson Signing
When: November 13 at 1 p.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
What: Singing by Chris Roberson co-creator of the WB’s iZOMBIE, writer of Fables, Masks, and of BPRD and Witchfinder
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027881997329898/

November 14 – 21, 2016

Local Comic Shops Day
When: November 19
Where: Everywhere
More info: http://localcomicshopday.com/

Cape and Cowl One-Year Anniversary Party featuring
Dave Dwonch, Justin Greenwood, Ramon Villalobos, Logan Faerber, and more

When: November 19
Where: Cape and Cowl Comics
1601 Clay Street in Oakland
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/204869236591381/

Darick Robertson Signing
When: November 19
Where: Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152517491843185/

Matt Sheean, Simon Roy, and Malachi Ward Signing
When: November 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Mission: Comics and Art
2250 Mission Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/995163667261783/

Bay Area Comic Events Update October 17, 2016

This is a listing of Bay Area comic related events happening in the future. The biggest change for the list this week is I’ve expanded the scope of comic shops I’m covering from a 15-mile radius of where I live to a 25-mile radius from Cape and Cowl Comics (my closest LCS). This expansion and slight shift of the central point of the radius allows the addition of events at Concord’s Flying Color Comics and Benicia’s Zeppelin Comics. The distance restriction has always been for my personal sanity. When I started this website I was creating individual posts for events and that required a great deal more writing than this simple listing. By boiling it down to this weekly list (with occasional posts calling out specific events) I can capture a larger footprint of comic goodness. If you want to receive this list in your email box every Monday please join the rest of the cool kids and put your address in the box below. If you see an event you think should be on this list drop me an email: theshareduniverse@gmail.com

 

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This past weekend  saw Monstress co-creator Marjorie Liu in Berkeley with official visits to Fantastic Comics and Trickster plus a surprise visit to Escapist. You can see some photos of her visits at those links. If you haven’t checked out Monstress the first volume is now available. Those stores above likely have signed copies if you’re into that sort of thing. Even with three years left to go I can confidently say this title will be on my end-of-decade top 10.

The big Bay Area visit this week will be when Box Brown comes to town. Box Brown is an Ignatz award winner for his 2011 anthology Ben Died of a Train and in 2014 his biography of Andre the Giant landed on the New York Times bestseller list. He’s in the Bay Area this week for the launch of his new graphic novel Tetris: The Games People Play.

In a bit of tangentially comic related event news, the Bay Area Opera Collaborative is presenting a production of Pagliacci. They’re taking this classic opera and infusing it with 1980s superhero flair. You can likely guess how they’ll portray the clown. Fun trivia: In the fifth episode of 1966’s Batman, the dynamic duo track the Joker to the opera house where the Gotham City Opera Company is performing Pagliacci. You have three more chances to catch this production: October 21-23. Tickets here.

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Box Brown in Conversation with Ed Luce
When: October 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Booksmith
1644 Haight Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1441486402534710/

Box Brown Signing
When: October 19 at 12 p.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/159603427818451/

Box Brown Signing and Reading
When: October 19 at 4 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Public Library Main Branch
2090 Kitteredge on Berkeley
More info: http://www.escapistcomics.com/

7th Annual Superhero Street Fair
When: October 22 at 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: 250 Napoleon Street in San Francisco
More info: http://superherosf.com/

Hope Larson Signing
When October 23 at 11 a.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1785716035024702/

Ed Brubaker Release Event for The Fade Out
When: October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Booksmith
1644 Haight Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730846033831406/

Raina Telgemeier Signing
When: October 29 at 11 a.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069281953125724/

Halloween Comic-Fest
When: October 29
Where: Everywhere
More info: http://www.halloweencomicfest.com/Home/1/1/78/1138

Jonathan Case Signing
When: October 29 at 4 p.m.
Where: Escapist Comics
3090 Claremont Ave. in Berkeley
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1595313970771055/ 

Nicholas Doan Signing
When: October 29 (time TBD)
Where: Flying Colors Comics and other Cool Stuff
2980 Treat Blvd. in Concord
More info: http://flyingcolorscomics.blogspot.com/2016/10/halloween-comic-fest-saturday-october.html

The 2nd Annual SF Comics Fest
When: Nov. 2 – Nov. 5
Where: San Francisco
More info: http://bit.ly/sfcfpost1

Kevin Wada The Wicked + The Divine Discussion
When: November 12 (time TBD)
Where: Fantastic Comics
2026 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley
More info: http://fantasticcomics.net/

Chris Roberson Signing
When: November 13 at 1 p.m.
Where: Comix Experience
305 Divisadero in San Francisco
More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1027881997329898/

Local Comic Shops Day
When: November 19
Where: Everywhere
More info: http://localcomicshopday.com/

Darick Robertson Signing
When: November 19
Where” Flying Colors Comics and Other Cool Stuff
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/152517491843185/

Matt Sheean, Simon Roy, and Malachi Ward Signing
When: November 19 at 6 p.m.
Where: Mission: Comics and Art
2250 Mission Street in San Francisco
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/995163667261783/

Signing: East of West’s Nick Dragotta at Escapist on April 12

The always affable Nick Dragotta, who’s currently blowing minds dragottaillustrating East of West, will be signing at Escapist Comics on Saturday. Dragotta will be making his in-store appearance on April 12 at 3 p.m. Escapist, located at 3090 Claremont Street in Berkeley, will have a copies of East of West issues with blank covers on hand for those who desire  illustrations.

Wednesday saw the second East of West trade drop in comic shops across these United States.

While we’re talking about signings it’s worth reminding readers that Darick Robertson will be scrawling his name and pictures on funny books at Two Cats, 320 Portal Avenue in San Francisco, on April 13 at 3 p.m.

Signing: Darick Robertson at Two Cats on April 13

Ballistic: Suck Holocaust

Ballistic: Suck Holocaust

Two Cats Comic Shop, 320 Portal Avenue in San Francisco, will be hosting a signing by Darick Robertson on April 13 at 3 p.m. The Two Cats appearance is one of two in-person opportunities to catch the illustrator behind The Boys and Transmetropolitan in the Bay Area. Robertson will also be in San Jose at Big Wow! ComicFest May 17 and 18.

Robertson has most recently been involved with Adam Egypt Mortimer on Ballistic. The title, published by Black Mask Studios, was named Bloody Disgusting‘s best debut comic of the year for 2013. According to the BMS website Ballistic is a “madcap, psychedelic, transreal, utterly-wacko buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, post-eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built entirely from DNA-based, living technology with bad attitudes.”

Below is a photo of an illustration Robertson drew for my wife of Grant Morrison at MorrisonCon.

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