Our 5/30/2011 calendar of upcoming comics events.

Just Opened “Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images In Comics” Exhibit in New York

A special exhibition of historic comics art depicting Asians and Asian-Americans will be on display at New York University’s Fales Library and Special Collections from May 26-August 19. Gathered from the personal collection of Hugo and Nebula nominated science fiction author William F. Wu and curated by Jeff Yang, editor of Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, the exhibit examines the evolving racial attitudes and stereotypes facing Asian Americans through the lens of comics. The exhibit is located in the Tracy/Barry gallery on the third floor of the Fales Library located at 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is free to the public with photo ID.

6/1 Georges Jeanty & Jane Espenson at Buffy Comic Wrap Party in LA

Acclaimed comics artist Georges Jeanty and comics and television writer Jane Espenson will be celebrating the successful run of their Dark Horse comic Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 8 and the publication of its final graphic novel volume with a party and book signing at Golden Apple in Los Angeles. The event takes place from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the Melrose Avenue Golden Apple comics store located at 7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA and is free to the general public. Drinks will be served.

6/2 Monte Schulz On Peanuts & His Father

Monte Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz will give a talk at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on June 2, about his father, Peanuts and Monte's own new book The Last Rose of Summer. The event takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Cartoon Art Museum located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Admission is free to the general public.

6/4 Brian Azzarello Signing in Chicago

Eisner-winning comics creator Brian Azzarello will sign his new comic Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #1 at Comic Vault in Chicago. The event takes place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the uptown Comic Vault store, located at 1530 West Montrose, Chicago, IL and is free to the general public.

6/3-6/5 Heroes Con

On June 3-5, Heroes Con 2011 will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina and feature such guests as Becky Cloonan, Frank Cho, Darwyn Cook and Terry Moore as well as PW Comics World's own Heidi MacDonald. Heroes Con 2011 will be located at the Charlotte Convention Center at 501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC. Hours are 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for a one day pass and $30 for a weekend pass, children 12 and under may enter free of charge.

6/11 Green Lantern Event with GL Comics Creators at Cartoon Art Museum

Timed to coordinate with the premiere of the upcoming Green Lantern movie, the Cartoon Art Museum will be launching “Green Lantern: The Exhibition” with a special Green Tie gala featuring Green Lantern comics creators as Judd Winick, Gerard Jones, Michael Friedrich and Steve Englehart as guests of honor. The Gala will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, a private viewing of the exhibit, and a chance to win preview passes to the upcoming movie. “Green Lantern: The Exhibition”, which opens to the general public on Saturday, June 11, includes original production artwork from 70 years of the popular DC comic. The event takes place at at the Cartoon Art Museum located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. Tickets are $15 for two tickets for members, $30 for two for non-members. All proceeds will benefit the museum.

6/11 Astronaut Academy Launch Party & Kids Workshop in New York

Comics creator Dave Roman will premiere his new all-ages graphic novel Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity with a free comics workshop for kids and launch party at Bergen Street Comics. The children’s workshop takes place from 3 – 4 p.m., the children’s party takes place from 4- 6 p.m. and the adult launch party takes place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY and is free to the general public.