Join cartoonist Bob Fingerman for the opening of his first gallery show, Fingus Apocalypticon, on Thursday, June 12 from 8-10pm at Art on A Gallery in New York City, New York. The show contains original post-apocalyptic art from Fingerman's Fingus Apocalypticon web series and his graphic novel From the Ashes. The show will run from June 12 through July 24th. This event is free to the public. Art on A Gallery is located at 24 Ave. A, New York, NY 10009.
Canadian cartoonists Sam Alden and Ohara Hale will be signing their new books, It Never Happened (Uncivilized Books) and Moderne Luv (Rayray Books), at Drawn & QUarterly Bookstore in Montreal, Quebec. It Never Happened contains two stories, "Hawaii" and "Anime," told in Alden's loose and affecting style. Moderne Luv plays with themes like intimacy and personal experience with a minimalist and whimsical flair. This event is free to the public. The Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore is located at 211 Rue Bernard Quest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5, Canada.
It's an entire weekend dedicated to comics at the Oslo Comic Expo, taking place June 12-14 at the Deichmanske Bibliotek on Schous Plass 10 in Oslo, Norway. Since 2007, OCX has focused on bringing professionals and fans together, as well as showcasing international and local talents. Programming includes artist spotlights, workshops, presentations, Q&As, discussions, exhibitions, and marketplace, as well as a number of events at satellite locations. Guests include Peter Bagge, Pat Mills, Brecht Evens, and Brecht Vandenbroucke. This event is free to the public. The Deichmanske Bibliotek is located at Schous Plass 10, 0552 Oslo, Norway.
Denver Comic Con, one of the country's fastest growing conventions is taking place from June 13-15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The show brings together comics, gaming, pop culture and more, and puts a particular emphasis on education, with proceeds benefitting the Comic Book Classroom non-profit. Programming includes panels and workshops such as "All Hail the Villains," "Concept to Character," "The Role of Religion in Comics," "Self-Publishing 101," "Racial Diversity in Comics," and more (click here for a complete listing). Comics guests include Greg Horn, Tim Sale, Matthew Inman, Max Brooks, Neal Adams, James O'Barr, Steve Lieber, Colleen Doran, Ron Randall, Ted Naifeh, Ryan Ottley, Eric Shanower, Humberto Ramos, and Fiona Staples. Single day tickets are $30-40; 3-day tickets are $60; Special Speed Passes are $150. The Colorado Convention Center is located at 700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202.
New York Comic Fest, a one-day convention from the organizers of Asbury Park Comicon, is being held on Saturday, June 14 from 10am-6pm at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. Described as a "throwback" convention, NYCF is a smaller-scale show that focuses solely on comic books, creators, vendors and fans. Panels include "Batman at 75: Then and Now," "Social Issues Through Comic Books," "Marvel Days," and "A Tribute to Wally Wood." Guests include Bob Camp, Paul Levitz, Ann Nocenti, Denny O'Neil, Evan Dorkin, Jim Steranko, Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, Nick Bertozzi, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dean Haspiel, Paul Kupperberg and Jay Lynch. Tickets are $20 ($25 at the door), children under 12 get in free. The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Cental Ave., White Plains, NY 10607.
The first ever Special Edition NYC is taking place on June 14 and 15 at the Javits Center North in New York City, New York. The new annual event will is about just comics, from mainstream to alternative to international and web, and their creators. Programming includes panels such as "Secret Identities: Transgender Themes in Comic Books," "Sexy, Strange and Silly: Lost Superheroes of the Golden Age," and "Creator-owned Comics (vs. Corporate-owned Comics)," workshops, artist and publisher spotlights, and more. Guests include Chris Claremont, Gail Simone, Howard Chaykin, Mike and Laura Allred, Ed McGuinness, Francesco Francavilla, Kurt Busiek, Jerry Ordway, Tony Daniel, Peter David, Darwyn Cooke, Brian Wood, David Petersen, Rags Morales, Sara Pichelli, and Trevor McCarthy. Pre-show tickets are $30 and onsite tickets are $35 ($5 for kids 6-12). VIP tickets are sold out. The Javits Center is located at 655 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001.