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
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/