Our 1/07/2013 calendar of upcoming comics events.

1/9 Brian Wood "Star Wars #1" Release Party and Trivia Game in New York, NY

Acclaimed comics writer and creator Brian Wood will be celebrating the release of the first issues of his new comic, the relauched Star Wars, with a party and trivia contest at Midtown Comics Downtown. The signing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the trivia contest begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1/9. Co-created artist Carlos D'Anda, the new Dark Horse comic is returns to the era directly after the destruction of the Death Star. The downtown Midtown Comics is located at 64 Fulton Street, New York, NY.

1/12 Center for Cartoon Studies Portfolio Day at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont is holding a portfolio review day and information session at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco from 11a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 12. Faculty and alumni in attendence will include Alec Longstreth, Jenny Hansen, Andy Warner and Jon Fine among others. There will be an overview of the school and its curriculum prospective student admissions portfolio reviews, art demonstrations, and a screening of the 75 minute documentary Cartoon College about the school. Lunch will be served. The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.

1/18 Ryan Stegman Signs "Superior Spider-Man #1" in Orlando, FL

Comics artist Ryan Stegman will appear at Epic Comics in Orlando to sign and celebrate his new comic The Superior Spider-Man #1. From 4 - 7 p.m. on Friday, 1/18, he will be signing comics and offering complementary sketches to lucky free raffle winners. This event is all-ages and free to the publict. Epic Comics is located at 570 North Alafaya Trail, Building C, Suite 106, Orlando, FL.