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ComicsLive | A guide to next week’s comic-related events

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ComicsLive | A guide to next week’s comic-related events

Welcome to ComicsLive, a guide to upcoming signings, conventions and other comic-related events.

If you’d like to submit an event for inclusion, please email them directly to me. Please include the venue, city and state, start time, event details and any related websites where we can send folks for more information. Virtual events, like online creator chats, are also welcome.

July 10

Brooklyn, N.Y. | Michael Kupperman will be signing at Desert Island from 7 to 9 p.m. Details can be found here.

Cleveland | The Screaming TikiCon begins today and runs through July 12. Guests include Todd Dezago, Thom Zahler, Mike Gustovich, Edward James Olmos and more.

North Hollywood | Mastermind, a play written by CBR contributor Michael Patrick Sullivan, kicks off at the Eclectic Company Theatre. More details here.

San Francisco | Electric Works Gallery kicks off a six-weeks display of artwork from several Bay Area cartoonists, including Mark and Vaughn Bode, Robert, Maxon and Ailine Kominsky-Crumb, Dan O’Neill, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez and S. Clay Wilson. Details here.

Seattle | Dark Horse Comics writer and editor Scott Allie will be at DreamStrands Comics, Inc. from 4 to 6 p.m. Details here.

July 11

Brooklyn, N.Y. | The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues the Conversational Comics speaker panel with Jessica Abel, Jason Little, Matthew Thurber and Bill Kartalopoulos at Union Pool. The group will talk about the nature of narrative and fiction in comics.

“We’ll consider forms of storytelling that comics can adapt, and others that comics can generate,” Kartalopoulos said. “Then stick around to get a book signed, hit the taco truck and sip a summer drink with our featured cartoonists.”

$5 suggested donation. More details can be found here.

Las Vegas | Greg Rucka and J.H. Williams III will sign at Alternate Reality Comics from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Comic Oasis from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Details here.

Los Angeles | A wake, of sorts, for the Vertigo series 100 Bullets at Meltdown Comics. The event features Brian Azzarello and Dave Johnson, live music, shot glasses, T-shirts, food and more. Tickets are required and benefit the Hero Initiative. More details here.

New York City | The Asian American ComiCon runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Museum of Chinese in America. Guests include Larry Hama, Cliff Chiang, Derek Kirk Kim, Greg Pak, Fred Chao, Sean Chen and many more. Details here.

Seattle | An evening of art, music and social commentary with Peter Bagge at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery. Details here.

July 12

Brooklyn, N.Y. | Grab a mimosa and have brunch with Mike Dawson, Alex Robinson and John Kerschbaum at Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m.

San Francisco | Daniel Clowes and Terry Zwigoff will sign at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. More details here.

July 13

Chicago | Neil Gaiman, Terry Moore and Craig Thompson will appear on a panel about censorship at the American Library Association’s annual conference.

July 14

Los Angeles | Midnight release party for Blackest Night at Meltdown Comics, featuring writer Geoff Johns. More details here.

July 15

Anaheim, Calif. | Geoff Johns will sign at Beach Ball Comics from 4 to 7 p.m. More details.

Chicago | Barry “Bazza” Wernick and Anthony Vargas, writer and artist of Bad Kids Go to Hell, will sign at Graham Cracker Comics from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

July 16

Chicago | Artist Dave McKean will sign at Challengers Comics to kick off a weekend full of activities. Details can be found here.

Portland | Arnold Pander will sign his new Image graphic novel Tasty Bullet at Floating World from 4 to 6 p.m. Details here.

July 17

Multiple cities | Watchmen returns to theaters with additional footage for a limited run in Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas and Minneapolis. Details can be found here.

More in July

July 18 | March of Dimes Sketch Benefit in Puyallup, Wash.

July 18 | Keith Chow, Alex Tarampi, Jerry Ma and Larry Hama in Baltimore

July 18 | Geoff Johns in San Francisco

July 18 | 24-hour zine challenge in Portland

July 18-19 | Frank Santoro teaches a class on line drawing and composition in New York

July 19 | Neil Gaiman appearance in San Francisco. This is a ticketed event.

July 22 | Spider-Man #600 exhibit in San Francisco

July 23-26 | Comic-Con International in San Diego

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