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2017 Photo Retrospective Summer Part 3

Here are some photos of my journey through 2017. These photos resonated with me for various reasons.  This album features pics from GR8bit Live V, the Motor City Steam Con, Capital City Comic Con, and my first visit to the BlackRock Medieval Fest. Enjoy.

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2017 Photo Retrospective Fall Part 3

Here are some photos of my journey through 2017. These photos resonated with me for various reasons.  This album features pics from the Grand Rapids Comic Con, How-To Halloween, and Youmacon. Enjoy.

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2017 Photo Retrospective Fall Part 4

Here are some photos of my journey through 2017. These photos resonated with me for various reasons.  This album features pics from Youmacon, the Youmacon Dance, and the Fall Kalamazoo Toy Show. Enjoy.

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Michigan State University Comics Forum 2018

Held every year on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an an event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.

The Michigan State University Comics Forum is proud to announce another set of dual keynote speakers for our 11th Anniversary event to be held on the final weekend of February 2018.

Our Creator Keynote Speaker, Lucy Knisley, is a critically acclaimed, award-winning comic creator who specializes in personal, confessional comics and travelogues. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Merit Scholar, BFA 2007), followed by The Center for Cartoon Studies (Diamond in the Rough Scholar, MFA 2009).  To date her work has been published by several major publishers, including French Milk (2008, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), Relish (2013, First Second [MacMillan Comics Imprint]), An Age of License (2014, Fantagraphics), Displacement (2015, Fantagraphics), and Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride (2016, First Second [MacMillan Comics Imprint]).

2018’s Scholar Keynote Speaker, Diana Schutz, is an award-winning editor who has been working in comics for almost forty years. She was senior executive editor at Dark Horse Comics, where she was on staff from 1990 to 2015. She was Frank Miller’s editor on Sin City and 300, Matt Wagner’s editor on Grendel, Stan Sakai’s editor on Usagi Yojimbo, Paul Chadwick’s editor on Concrete, and Larry Marder’s editor on Beanworld. She applied her knowledge of romance languages to edit international material in translation such as Blacksad and The Manara Library. She has worked with authors Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Harvey Pekar, and Harlan Ellison, among others. She was fortunate to have been Will Eisner’s Dark Horse editor until his death in 2005. She is also an adjunct instructor of Comics Studies at Portland State University, a published author of both comics and prose, and the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame. Semi-retired, she now works as a literary translator of European comics, including work by Moebius, Manara, Muñoz & Sampayo, and more.

Our Creator Keynote Address will take place on the evening of Friday, February 23rd.  Our Scholar Keynote Address will be delivered midday on Saturday, February 24th.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MSU-Comics-Forum/337707622458

Events for the Week Jan 1st-7th

Two events to kick off the new year. Happy New Year, Everybody.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Plymouth Comic Con 2018

PLYMOUTH FROZEN COMIC CON
This is usually our coldest show of the year but with Over 40 tables of comic books, Funco Pops, action figures, original art, local publishers, WHO CARES! Come on in and get warm, go see the ice show then come on back to warm up again
ONLY $3.00 PER PERSON OR A $10.00 FAMILY 5 PACK.
COSPLAY CONTEST AT 3PM PRIZES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
DOOR PRIZES GAMING DEMOS

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/883490371802925/
http://www.yourcomiccon.com/

Events for the Week Jan 8th-14th

2 events for the week.

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The Comic Signal 2-Year Anniversary Celebration

Over the past 2 years, The Comic Signal has grown to become a home in West Michigan for comic book lovers and enthusiasts of all ages. You’re invited to help Don, The Comic Signal’s owner and founder, and his family celebrate the store’s 2-year anniversary with a daylong event filled with discounted products; more comics from Don’s basement (literally, he has an impressive collection of 29,000+ books at home); a meet-and-greet with multiple local artists, authors, and publishers, including some of our friends at Source Point Press; a game night featuring popular board games taught by The Comic Signal family; and plenty of photo opportunities with Supergirl, Batman, Batgirl, Thor and other members of the local charity group, The Cosplay Crusaders.

Schedule of events:
11 a.m.-3 p.m. – Artist Alley, featuring Peter Welmerink, Jon Alderink, Roger Scholz, Russ Slater, Ryan Cummins, and reps from Source Point Press
11 a.m. – Cosplay Crusaders assemble!
7-10 p.m. – Game Night
All day – discounted products

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https://www.facebook.com/events/192126191527499/

Events for the Week Jan 29th-Feb 4th

February is starting off with a bang. 8 different events to choose from.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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