Splash page from TEEN-AGE ROMANCES #84 by Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta
Here’s a list of even MORE comic stores that are donating a percentage of their sales on August 28, for Jack “King” Kirby's birthday event, Kirby4Herores, for the Hero Initiative, auctioning off original artwork, or as a collection point for donations.
To participate, please visit the following awesome comics retailers:
- Alakazam Comics (alakazamcomics.com), Irvine, CA
- Alternate Reality Comics (alternaterealitycomics.net/new), Las Vegas, NV
- Arcadian Comics and Games (arcadiancomics.com), Newport, KY
- Aw Yeah Comics (awyeahcomics.com), Skokie, IL
- Beyond Comics (beyondcomics.com) , Frederick, MD (also hosting artist Dave Waugh for day-long live drawing)
- Borderlands Comics and Games (borderlands.us) , Greenville, SC
- Carol and John’s Comic Book Shop (cnjcomics.com/site) , Cleveland, OH
- Earth-2 Comics (facebook.com/Earth2Comics), Los Angeles, CA
- The Fallout Shelter: Comics, Games & Collectibles (falloutsheltercomics.com), Highland Park, NJ
- Flying Colors Comics (flyingcolorscomics.com), Concord, CA
- Hero Complex Games and Entertainment (facebook.com/pages/Hero-Complex-Games-and-Entertainment/147406635324060), Wichita, KS
- Jesse James Comics (jessejamescomics.com/home.html), Glendale, AZ
- Lee’s Comics (lcomics.com), Mountain View, CA
- Mission: Comics and Art (missioncomicsandart.com) , San Francisco, CA
- Nix Comics (nixcomics.com) , an online store donating a percentage of sales to Hero
- The Piranha Shop (thepiranhashop.com) , South Seattle, WA (with over 40 local artists creating original Kirby-themed art)
Fans can also visit the official Kirby4Heroes campaign Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kirby4heroes and donate via the PayPal link at HeroInitiative.org. Please type in “Kirby4Heroes” in the special instructions box.
Check out the official Kirby4Heroes website (kirby4heroes.com) for information.
The Cartoon Art Museum and SF Zinefest are proud to present Thinking Captions 2014: Cartoonists Reading Their Cartoons, at the Cartoon Art Museum on Thursday, August 28th from 7pm to 9pm. A diverse lineup of small-press cartoonists and zine makers exhibiting at this years’s SF Zinefest—Nomi Kane (brewforbreakfast.com), Amy Burek (awkwardladiesclub.com ), Rick Kitagawa (rickkitagawa.com ), Tomas Moniz and Ryan Sands (youthindecline.com)—will read from their respective works, accompanied by a special presentation. The suggested donation for this event is $5, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The official English trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya.
This is Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s first feature-length movie since 1999’s My Neighbors the Yamadas.
The North American release will be handled by GKids, who previously brought over Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill. The movie will feature the voice talents of Chloë Grace Moretz, who will be voice acting the main character, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain.
Gkids is planning a limited theatrical run for the movie in North America starting on October 17th.
My Little Pony #12 1 Million Cover by Sara Richard
Special thanks to Sara for donating this artwork to be auctioned off for charity!
STRANGER THAN LIFE:
THE CARTOONS AND COMICS OF M.K. BROWN
August 30, 2014 – February 15, 2015
The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to present Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown, a retrospective featuring one of the funniest cartoonists of the last four decades. This historic exhibition includes the artist’s own personal favorites from all points in her career, and is on display from August 30, 2014 through February 15, 2015.
Stranger Than Life, published by Fantagraphics Books, is also the title of the definitive M.K. Brown collection, a body of work long savored by aficionados but never comprehensively presented—until now. Many of these cartoons and comics first appeared in The National Lampoon, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Playboy, as well as underground publications such as Arcade, Wimmen’s Comics, and Twisted Sisters.
The opening reception, featuring M.K. Brown’s guided tour of the exhibition, will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00pm, and is free and open to the public.
Happy Birthday to Marie Severin!
From “Judgment Day,” which appeared in Weird Fantasy #18 in 1953written by EC (Entertaining Comics) editor Al Feldstein and drawn by Joe Orlando. Read more about what happened when this story was reprinted in 1955 at Comic Book Resources: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/07/02/comic-book-legends-revealed-214/