1/20: Douglas Wolk in San Francisco, CA
Writer and journalist Douglas Wolk will be giving a brief talk on the history of Judge Dredd to mark the release of his new miniseries, Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two on Monday, January 20th at 7 p.m. at Mission: Comics & Art in San Francisco, California. The new miniseries, illustrated in jaw-dropping detail by Ulises Farinas, finds Dredd in the West Coast megalopolis, where crime is just as rampant, but the law works a little differently than it does in Mega-City One. This event is free to the public. Mission: Comics & Art is at 3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110.
1/23: Dave McKean Retrospective in Royal Turnbridge Wells, Kent, U.K.
An exhibition featuring the work of fantasy artist Dave McKean will begin on Wednesday, January 23rd and run through March 30 at the Turnbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery in Royal Turnbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom. McKean has worked in graphic arts for nearly 30 years, creating comics, book and album covers, posters, films, and is best known for his innovative and surreal covers for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman. This event is free to the public. The Turnbridge Wells Museum & Gallery is located at Civic Centre, Mount Pleasant, Royal Turnbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1JN.
Celebrate your love for comics, pop culture, toys and collectibles and of course zombies at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con, taking over the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona from Friday January 24th to Sunday, January 26th. The three day event is packed with loads of great programming including professional panels and workshops, artist spotlights, Q&As, a "zombie beauty pagent," the world premiere of the new documentary, The Image Revolution, and more. Comics guests include The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, writer and DC Comics chief creative officer Geoff Johns, artists and Image co-founders Rob Liefeld and Marc Silvestri, Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Brandon Peterson (All New X-Men), Brian Buccellato (The Flash) and more. Single-day tickets range from $25-$35, weekend passes are $60, and special premium packages are available as well. The Phoenix Convention Center is located 100 N. Third 1/24St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.