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Thursday, September 24th, Bergen Street is thrilled to host Josh Neufeld in honor of his latest work, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.
The event will start at 7pm and – of course – refreshments will be served!
Josh will be signing books and limited-edition giclée prints will be for sale – all proceeds from the sale of the prints will go to Common Ground Relief.
BSC will also be collecting donations to benefit Common Ground Relief. If you don’t know about Common Ground Relief, please take a few minutes to check them out:
If you can’t make it, we hope you will find a way to pick up this important book and also spread the word (a donation would be even better!) about Common Ground Relief.
COPE2 and CHOR BOOGIE are: Beauty & The Beast
Mid-City Arts, September 26th, 7pm – 11:30pm
Video trailer for the show:
COPE 2 is a Graffiti legend from the Bronx whose reputation for bombing has earned him the title “God of Destruction”. He was recently tapped to customize a vinyl toy for the Bic Buddy Artist Series 1, and was hired by TIME magazine to create a unique billboard for them (see below). CHOR BOOG IE hails from San Diego, CA and his work is purely legal, spiritual and therapeutic. A deep spiritual healing and recovery from addiction nearly a decade ago transformed his life and has had a major impact in his style of color therapy and techniques of creative innovation.
These two diverse artists come together for the “Beauty & The Beast” exhibit at Mid-City Arts, curated by POSE 2 to challenge and expand our notions of art.
Both artists have been featured in the media several times, here’s a few highlights:
* COPE 2 has been featured in a Converse/MTV Artist spotlight:
* COPE 2 was hired by TIME magazine to create a billboard for them:
* Chor Boobgie and Pose 2 created an MTV ad:
* Chor Boogie explains his theory of art, color theory and healing:
Long Beach, CA:
Long Beach Comic Con programming is official. With no shortage of premieres, comic panels, guests and exhibitors, the inaugural convention kicks off Friday, October 2 with a Stan Lee hosted ribbon cutting ceremony, which is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Long Beach Comic Con is October 2-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Scheduled throughout the weekend are four movie screening events: Trick R’ Treat, a Warner Brothers celebration of Halloween starring Anna Paquin and Brian Cox, screens Saturday, October 3rd at 3:00pm. Writer/Director Michael Dougherty will host the screening and host a Q&A session. Sony Pictures Dark Country in 3-D, which marks Thomas Jane’s directorial debut, and stars Jane and Ron Perlman, screens Friday, the 2nd at 7:00pm. The 3-D projection is being provided by Stereoscopic Projection courtesy of the 3D Movie Division of the Stereo Club of Southern California (la3dclub.com). Raw Entertainment’s, Give ’Em Hell Malone, an action flick starring Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible, Surrogates, Pulp Fiction) is Saturday, October 3rd at 6:00pm. On Sunday, October 4th at 1:00pm Anime fans will have a chance to check out Dixie Dynamite, a classic kung fu myth with redneck style!
Saturday night at 8:00pm Kirby Krackle, the comic book rock band from Seattle will perform their brand new song, “Going Home” for the first time ever live at a concert, with proceeds going to the Hero Initiative.
For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.
Tickets will also be available at select comic book and hobby shops in the area, including Golden Apple, Crazy Cat, Pulp Fiction, Amazing Comics and Cards, Comic Bug, Southern California Comics, Comics Unlimited, San Diego Comics, House of Secrets, Amazing Comics, Metropolis Comics, Meltdown Comics, DJ’s Universal, Geoffrey’s Comics, and Atomic Comics in the Phoenix area. Also, visit Frank & Son Collectible Show and buy your tickets there.
Manhattan Beach, CA:
CREATORS FROM ICONIC APPEAR AT LOCAL CA STORE
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA: Creators from the recently released Iconic will
be appearing at the popular Manhattan Beach comic store, The Comic Bug
on Wednesday September 30 from 6 to 8pm. Published by the Comicbook
Artists Guild, Iconic is a collection of short stories based on old
tales that are taught in schools all over the world, but each one has
a twist to it.
Included in Iconic are stories based on mythological characters such
as Prometheus, Talos and Cuchulainn. Legendary literary characters
such as Ebeneezer Scrooge and Sherlock Holmes appear in slightly
varied narrations from their original. The creators of the Guild
explore the trials and triumphs of folklore heroes Robin Hood and John
Henry. Lastly, the creators share stories based on historical figures
Mark Twain, St. George and Gustave Whitehead. All of the stories are
tied together by a fictional grandfather as he shares the stories with
The following creators are scheduled to appear at The Comic Bug:
David Gutierrez & Adam Von Arx: David and Adam co-authored Prometheus
and the Fire of Tomorrow.
Scott Ludwig: Scott created and wrote George and the Monster.
Philip Clark & Rafael Gonzalez: Phil and Raf are the creative team
behind The Life and Death of Talos the Bronze.
Gerimi Burleigh: Germini lent his artistic talent to John Henry:
America’s First Superhero.
The Comic Bug is located at 1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan
Beach, CA 90266. For more information on The Comic Bug or this
particular event, visit http://thecomicbug.com