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Forbidden Planet NYC

Wednesday, August 29 at 7 PM, a whole host of Once Upon a Time Machine Volume 2: Greek Gods & Legends creators will descend upon New York City’s Forbidden Planet for a talk and signing! Look out for Ronald Wimberly, Alice Meichi Li, Gregory Benton, Bodie Chewning, Ben Kahn, Adam McGovern, and editor Chris Stevens.

Also signing! Kristen Gudsnuk, writer/artist of books like Dark Horse Comics’ Henchgirl and Scholastic’s Making Friends, and artist of the new Dark Horse series, Modern Fantasy!

See the event and who’s coming on Facebook.

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Ronald Wimberly is an Ignatz and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist/designer. He’s worked with The New Yorker, Dargaud, DC Comics/Vertigo, Marvel, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and many others. His work has been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, and Paris. Ronald was the 2016 Columbus Comics resident and two-time resident cartoonist at Angoulême Maison des Auteurs.

Alice Meichi Li is an illustrator who grew up in Yes-Actually-Detroit and currently lives in Jamaica, Queens. Her art has appeared on the pages of books by Oni Press, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art – MoCCA, Museum of Chinese in America, Gallery Nucleus, Gallery 1988: LA and others.

Gregory Benton has written & drawn comix for AdHouse Books, DC Comics, Disney, Éditions çà et là, First Second Books, Nickelodeon, SpongeBob Comics, Vertigo and more. His book Smoke received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was selected for the Society Of Illustrators Comics and Cartoon Art Annual in 2016.

Bodie Chewning is a self-taught Illustration & story artist born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and currently residing in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He produces t-shirt graphics, accessory illustration and design for major (& minor) apparel companies as well as comics, storyboards & animation. His work has been published in Locust Moon Comics’ multiple Eisner & Harvey Award-winning anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream as well as The Bartkira Project (an internationally crowd sourced redux of Katsuhiro Otomo’s manga classic Akira recast with the characters of The Simpsons).

Ben Kahn is a writer working in New York City. Ben has been writing for over a decade, with experience in webcomics and video games before beginning their published comic career in 2015. Ben divides their time between working on their latest comic book projects, and playing with a kitty who would really rather be left alone. Ben’s most recent work includes Heavenly Blues from Scout Comics and Once Upon a Time Machine vol. 2 from Dark Horse Comics, with more to be annnounced soon.

Adam McGovern grew up reading Larousse’s and the D’aulaires’ mythology books, listening to an album of orchestral muzak about the Greco-Roman gods he got from his mom, watching stop-motion Homeric epics by Ray Harryhausen, and running like a total goofus. He’s written Nightworld and Aquaria for Image Comics, each with the Hermes/Footsteps creative team.

Chris Stevens is the co-founder of Locust Moon Comics and multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of the Once Upon a Time Machine series.

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Kristen Gudsnuk lives in New York City. She is comics/ anime/ tv/ movie/ book/ music/ language enthusiast, and has a dog. Her work can be seen in Henchgirl (as writer/artist) and Modern Fantasy (artist) from Dark Horse Comics, as well as Making Friends (writer/artist) from Scholastic.

forbidden planet logoWednesday, August 29
7pm+
FORBIDDEN PLANET NYC
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
212-473-1576
RSVP and find out more on the Facebook event page.

 

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Signing & Talk: August 4 in Washington, DC

On August 4, a sure-to-be-balmy Saturday afternoon in Washington, DC, a few Once Upon a Time Machine creators will be making an appearance at Fantom Comics.

Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/602577953445209/

Andrew Carl, DC native and Eisner & Harvey Award-winning editor/writer, is heading home to celebrate the creation and release of Once Upon a Time Machine Volume 2: Greek Gods & Legends. Artists Bizhan Khodabandeh & Alice Meichi Li will join Andrew for a signing and spirited discussion on creating the new book, adapting mythology in fresh ways, and making comics that stand out.

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Once Upon a Time Machine is a Harvey-nominated anthology series (from the editors of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream) that sees myths and fables re-imagined as science fiction comics. The newly released 2nd volume sets its sights on the Greek pantheon: Heracles, Zeus, Icarus, Athena…the gang’s all there. Creators like Ron Wimberly, Paul Pope, Andrea Tsurumi, and Toby Cypress mold new, thoughtful, and fun stories exploring the future, using some of the oldest storytelling clay we have. You can preview the book here.

Alice Meichi Li provided beautiful illustrations of Aphrodite (above) to OUATM Vol. 2 and Chang’e to Vol. 1. She is an illustrator who grew up in Yes-Actually-Detroit and currently lives in Jamaica, Queens. Her art has appeared on the pages of books by Oni Press, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Image Comics; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Museum of Chinese in America, Gallery Nucleus, Gallery 1988 and others.

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Bizhan Khodabandeh crafted Pygmalion for OUATM Vol. 2 with writer Jason Rodriguez (of District Comics fame). He moves freely across the professional boundaries as designer, illustrator, artist, and activist. He has received numerous international and national awards for his work, including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators for his comic work. Currently Khodabandeh teaches full-time at VCU’s Robertson School of Media & Culture and freelances under the name Mended Arrow.

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Andrew Carl edited both volumes of OUATM, and wrote some stories, too: IcarusDaphne, and Heracles for Vol. 2, and John Henry for Vol. 1. As a kid he learned what comics were and could be in DC’s Georgetown. Andrew co-founded Locust Moon Press, where he worked with many of his heroes as editor of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, an audacious anthology that earned multiple Eisners and a Harvey and an invitation to speak at the Library of Congress. He now lives in San Francisco and is developing a fantasy series about anxiety, depression, dictators, and cats.

Fantom logo.pngSaturday, August 4
3pm – 5pm
FANTOM COMICS
2010 P St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
RSVP and find out more on the Facebook event page.

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