Things To Do In New York, Philadelphia, And Pittsburgh This Week If You Like Comics

Tuesday, March 18th
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The seventy-ninth meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Parsons The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). The event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will be by Patricia Mainardi on Picture Stories/Stories with Pictures. At the same time that Rodolfe Topffer was creating his first comic books (1830s), book illustration was undergoing a parallel transformation. New printing techniques encouraged hundreds of illustrations instead of the few characteristic of earlier publications. Artists were now faced with new questions: What to draw? How to draw? How to integrate text and image? Patricia Mainardi will survey the parallel history of illustrated books and comic books, mirror images of each other in their first flower of development.

Wednesday, March 19th

1779073_10152030606308207_631690801_nJHU Comic Books, at 32 East 32nd Street in New York, presents a signing event with two talented creators: Brandon Montclare (Fear Itself: Fearsome Four, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight) and Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu), the duo that have brought you their original characters in Halloween Eve and Rocket Girl.

They will be celebrating the release of Rocket Girl #4. They are also bringing art prints to give away for free to those who attend! (while supplies last, of course!) Purchase of Rocket Girl #4 is required to participate in signing. There is a limit of 5 items to be signed, per customer. The event will run from 6-8PM.

Thursday, March 20th

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Locust Moon Comics will be hosting a Drink and Draw event from 7PM onwards at 34 South 40th Street in Philadelphia. They say: “Come one, come all!”.

Saturday, March 22nd

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Hellboy Day is being celebrated all over the world on March 22nd, but at Midtown Comics Downtown at 64 Fulton Street in New York you can celebrate Hellboy Day with a special signing with Itty Bitty Hellboy artist, Franco.

Midtown Comics are also offering 25% off all Hellboy and BPRD trades in all of our stores on 3/22, and online customers can get 25% off all Hellboy and BPRD trades 3/19-3/25. The signing will commence at 2PM.

Saturday, March 22nd

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The Pittsburgh Indy Comix Expo will be held from 10AM to 11PM at 10 South 19th Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Admission and Parking are FREE and open to the public. Guests include Farel Dalrymple, Craig Yoe, Tom Scioli, Ed Piskor, Gary Groth, Danny Hellman, Trina Robbins, and Jim Rugg.

They say: “PIX  is devoted solely to creator-owned, self-published, small-press, and handmade comics, artists books and other visual works. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  The event will give Pittsburghers the opportunity to survey and sample a wide variety of works produced by the far ranging talents of the comics artists and cartoonists currently flourishing in the Pittsburgh region as well as meet and interact with the creators themselves. In addition, PIX attendees can expect to experience examples of independently produced and published, creator-owned work from the rest of North America and around the world”.

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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