Indie creators Bob Fingerman and Dean Haspiel will be signing copies of their new books on Wednesday, January 8th at 7 p.m. at Forbidden Planet in New York City, New York. Join Fingerman in celebrating the a brand new #1 issue of his influential and beloved series Minimum Wage. Haspiel will also be on site signing copies of his new series The Fox #3 from Red Circle Comics. These events are free to the public. Forbidden Planet NYC is located at 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003.
Image Expo kicks off on Thursday, January 9th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Now in its third year, Image Expo gives fans and the media the chance to meet some of the publisher's top creators and get all the latest news and announcements. Programming includes Image Publisher Eric Stephenson's keynote address, retailer discussions, a conversation with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, writer and artist spotlights, signings, an after party and more. Guests include Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Brandon Graham (Multiple Warheads), Nick Dragotta (East of West), Rick Remender (Black Science), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Nick Spencer (Bedlam), James Robinson (The Saviors), and more. General admission is $20 and $50 for a premium ticket. The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located at 700 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
1/11: Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Wook Jin Clark in Portland, OR
Join creators Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover and Wook Jin Clark for the release of Adventure Time: The Flip Side #1 (Boom!) on Saturday, January 11th at 12 p.m. at Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland, Oregon. The new all-ages series, based off of the hugely popular TV series, follows Finn and Jake on a new impromptu, "mathematical" adventure they embark on after answering an "Adventurer's Posting Board." This event is free to the public. Cosmic Monkey Comics is located at 5335 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97213.
1/11: The Cartoon Utopia exhibition in Seattle, WA
An exhibition featuring artwork from cartoonist Ron Regé, Jr.'s mind-bending The Cartoon Utopia opens on Saturday, January 11th with an opening reception and book signings from 6-9 p.m. at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Rendered in the artist's signature bright and psychedelic style, the book, centering on a race of "Utopians" who strive to advance their collective conscious beyond the material world of information and entertainment consumption, explores Regé's views on philosophy, religion, magic and the imagination. The exhibition will run to February 5th. This event is free to the public. Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle, WA 98108.