Things To Do On The West Coast In December If You Like Comics

By Michele Brittany, Bleeding Cool’s West Coast Correspondent

December is the month of special signing events along the Pacific Coast, with most occurring in California. The year is definitely winding down as 2014 wraps up, however as I look ahead to 2015, there are some major events already looming on the horizon. See you on the flip side and have a wonderful December!

California

Erik LarsenComic book creator and Image Comics co-founder Erik Larsen will be at Isotope Comics in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 10 from 4 to 7 PM to celebrate the 200th issue of Savage Dragon.

Mike MignolaCulver City’s The Comic Bug will host writer Mike Mignola, who will be on hand to sign Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. #1 on Wednesday, December 10 from 5 to 8 PM. RSVP on The Comic Bug’s Facebook Page.

Farel Dalrymple will be signing The Wrenchies at Mission: Comics & Art in San Francisco on Friday, December 12, beginning at 5 PM. RSVP on Facebook.

Capture CreaturesBoom! Studios, along with Alhambra’s Gallery Nucleus, is proud to present Capture Creatures, a brand new comic book series by Beck Dreistadt and Frank Gibson. Both will be on hand for this art exhibition where they will be signing and sketching from 7 to 10 PM on Saturday, December 13.

Oregon

Shaft_David Walker“Who’s the cat that won’t cop out / When there’s danger all about? / Shaft, right on!” Portland’s Bridge City Comics will have a Shaft #1 Screening and Signing with writer David Walker and cover artists Mike Oeming and Matt Haley at the Hollywood Theater on Tuesday, December 16 starting at 7:30 PM. The event cost $8 ($6 for students and seniors). RSVP on Facebook.

And, plan ahead for a couple of upcoming events in January:

Image Expo will be held Thursday, January 8 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Buy your tickets now for only $20 for the day!

Albuquerque Comic Con running January 9 – 11, 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Special guests include William Shatner, Michael Biehn, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Claudia Christian. More guests being added. Several passes available, from one day, multi-day, and VIP passes. Reduced rates for children 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free.

The fourth annual HRM Steampunk Symposium will be held on the Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach, California, January 16 – 19, 2015. Single day pass is $35 or three-day pass for $95.

While I try to cover all the major event happenings as well as some of the signing events along the Pacific Coast and generally the western region of the US, if I missed your event, please post the details in the article’s comment section. And for those with events coming up in future months, please feel free to reach out to me via Twitter @mcbrittany2014.

Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar and semi-professional photographer and editor of James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (McFarland & Company). She regularly posts reviews and analysis on the spy/espionage genre on her blog, Spyfi & Superspies and can be followed at Twitter @mcbrittany2014.

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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