Our 2/18/2013 calendar of upcoming comics events.
Atomic Books in Baltimore will be holding a group signing and discussion evening with indie comics creators Sally Madden, Monical Gallagher and Nicole Georges as well as essayist Cassie Sneider on February 21. Each creator will be showcasing her latest book: Nicole Georges's graphic memoir Dear Dr. Laura, Sally Madden's Gray is Not a Color – a collection of stories in comic form about Philadelphia's Mutter Museum and Monica Gallagher's Glitter Kiss about a literally magical search for true love. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Atomic Books at 3620 Fells Road, Hampden, Baltimore, MD. The events is free to the public and complementary adult beverages will be provided to those over 21.
Comics impersario Scott McCloud, comics creator and writer of the classic Understanding Comics, will be offering a two-day master class in creating comics at the Los Angeles Academy of Figural Art. This will be the third year he has offered the class – a previous session was featured in Fast Company. The class will take place over 14 hours on February 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is open to teen and adult students. No drawing experience required. Tuition is $595 ahead of time and students can register here.
The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will host veteran indie comics creator Mario Hernandez, the eldest of the three legendary Hernandez brothers of Love and Rockets fame on March 7. Mario has been a contributor to the Love and Rockets saga from the very beginning, albeit more infrequently than his brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking indie comic, Mario will talk about the history and early days of Los Bros Hernandez and Love and Rockets. A special 30th anniversary commemorative print will be available with a $10 contribution to the museum. This special event is presented by the Will and Ann Eisner Foundation and is free to the general public. "An Evening with Mario Hernandez" will take place at the on March 7 from 7-9 p.m at the Cartoon Art Museum, located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.