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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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BOOKWORMS CLUB at Folio Books, San Francisco

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This Friday, OUATM editor & writer Andrew Carl will join Folio Books’ Bookworms Middle Reader Book Club in eating pizza, reading comics, and talking about crafting exciting new stories from the ones we all know and love. Andrew will discuss some of those unique blends of old and new found in Once Upon a Time Machine: Greek Gods & Legends, and maybe put together a few more remixes with the help of the Bookworms.

RSVP required here!

The Bookworms club (and pizza party!) for readers 8-12 gathers the third Friday of every month. There’s a $5 deposit to RSVP. If the child attends, the $5 will come back to them in the form of a store gift certificate. If they’re not able to attend or RSVP in advance, the money will be donated to Children’s Book Project, a foundation that builds literacy by providing free books to children.

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Friday, August 17
6 pm – 7 pm
FOLIO BOOKS
3957 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 821-3477
Please RSVP here!

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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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May’s Events: VanCAF & Amalgam

This May, we’re continuing to celebrate and spread word of Vol. 2’s release across North America.

The weekend of May 19-20, Andrew Carl (editor; writer of “Icarus”, “Daphne”, & “Heracles”) will be travelling up to Canada for VanCAF: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. A couple other OUATM creators will be there, too: the incredible Ronald Wimberly (writer/artist, “Theseus and Metrotaurus”) and Farel Dalrymple (cover artist)! Find them all in VanCAF’s “Gym” room (tables M3, H1, & H12).

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A week later, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia will host Chris Stevens (editor; writer of “A Heavy Stone for All the Peoples”), Andrea Tsurumi (writer/artist, “Away Mission”), Mike Sgier (writer/artist, “Andromeda”), and renowned science fiction author Michael Swanwick (writer, “The Long Bow”). Rob Woods (writer/artist of Vol. 1’s “The Boy Who Cried Space Wolf”) will also be there to debut a killer new print to go with Vol. 2’s theme: Trojan War 3025. Given that Philly’s the birthplace of the OUATM series and family, expect to see a few more surprise guests show up, as well!

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VanCAF
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
10am – 5pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
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Once Upon A Time Machine: Greek Gods & Legends Signing/Discussion
Saturday, May 26
1pm – 4pm
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Volume 2 Comic Shop Release in San Francisco

missioncomicsrelease-pandoraOnce Upon a Time Machine Volume 2 comes to comic shops next Wednesday, April 11!

To celebrate the occasion, writer/editor Andrew Carl and god-tier painter Dean Stuart (of volume 2’s Pandora pinup) will be at San Francisco’s Mission: Comics & Art from 3pm-7pm to sign books, compare favorite myths, and sketch some groovy gods.

If you haven’t deleted Facebook already, you can RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/576364102761992/

See you in the future!

Wednesday, April 11, 3pm-7pm
@ MISSION: COMICS & ART
2250 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
call: 415-695-1545
e-mail: MissionComicsAndArt@gmail.com

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NYCC: Post-Con Report!

Once Upon a Time Machine finally debuted in stores last week, with a killer release party at Locust Moon Comics in West Philadelphia. You can still visit the store and see original art from the book adorning their art gallery!

The day after the book’s release party, we made our convention debut at NEW YORK COMIC CON.

It was amazing.

(from left to right) Jim Giar, Lance Erlick, Charles Fetherolf, Rafer Roberts, Andrew Carl, David Tanh, and our favorite helper, Sophia Lee

Over 20 Time Machine creators were in town for the convention. It was the first time many of us had met in person, some of us having known each other for years and years online. The picture above shows just a few of us at our table in Artist Alley, where we spent the weekend selling books and prints, signing everything, and giving away way too much cool free stuff.

We brought a ton of books to the convention, and we sold…all of them. When people heard what our little (big) book was about and had a chance to flip through it and take in the breadth of vision that comes from packing 90+ creators between two covers, they got really excited. In fact, we spent more than half of Sunday (in addition to the last few hours of Saturday, before we restocked) having to turn excited folks away — we had nothing to sell them!

So by the end of the weekend we were sending interested potential readers upstairs, to Dark Horse’s main booth on the show floor. Because at least they had books to sell ’em…

Our trailer playing on the Dark Horse booth’s monitors.

…until they didn’t.

Even Dark Horse themselves sold out of Once Upon a Time Machine!

Hopefully everyone interested remembered and was able to grab a cheap copy off Amazon or something when they got home. Sorry we couldn’t sign those copies, too!

But let’s get back to Friday night for a second — and our signing at the Dark Horse booth!

(from left to right) Josh O’Neill, James Comey, Andrew Carl, Charles Fetherolf, Jim Giar, Marcus Muller, and Tara Alexander

We met a lot of great people at the signing — many of whom, honestly, were just hearing about the book for the first time. But after chatting with us and seeing what Time Machine had to offer, lots of those folks bought a copy right there on the spot!

We’ve got to thank Dark Horse’s amazing Kari Yadro, who ran the signing, helped get the word out, and just generally made the DH booth a great place to be for us first-timers and our (figuratively) little book that could.

Getting to know our fellow creators better, talking about the book to hundreds of excited & new fans, signing lots and lots (and lots) of books, and working with the great people at Dark Horse…honestly, the NYCC experience could not have been more fulfilling.

Can’t wait for the next one!

[Come see more photos from the convention at our Facebook page.]

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