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

HOTPOT1.qxd:Layout 1Welcome to ComicsLive, a guide to upcoming signings, conventions and more. This type of information can sometimes get lost in the archives when it’s posted a few weeks or months ahead of time, so we’ll be consolidating them into one weekly calendar-esque post every Friday and running reminders at the bottom of Kevin’s Comics A.M. posts on the day of the event. Hopefully this will ensure the information is easier to find when you need it.

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.

Today, June 26

Toronto | Pulp Fiction, an art exhibit featuring the works of Marc Bell, Amy Lockhart, Peter Thompson, Seth Scriver and many more Canadian cartoonists, opens at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art. The exhibit kicks off with an opening party tonight at 7 p.m. and runs through Aug. 23. More details can be found here.

Saturday, June 27

Brooklyn, NY | The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund kicks off their “Conversational Comics” series with David Heatley, Lauren Weinstein and Julia Wertz talking about autobiography in comics. Details here.

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Chicago | Challengers Comics will host Kathryn Immonen, writer of Hellcat and Runaways, for a signing, cookout and fund-raiser. All proceeds raised at the cookout will benefit the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago. Details can be found here.

Dallas | Detective Comics writer Greg Rucka will sign at Zeus Comics from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Details available here.

London | Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen and many more will attend LUC@176, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. at Project Space 176. Details here.

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Los Angeles | Golden Apple on Melrose hosts the Berserker release party with Heroes actor Milo Ventimiglia, co-producer Russ Cundiff and artist Jeremy Haun. Details here.

Wenham, Mass. | Superhero Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. as part of the Wenham Museum’s summer exhibit, “Colorful Characters: Storytelling Through Comics.” Details here.

Sunday, June 28

Dundee, Scotland | Warren Ellis, Alan Grant and many more will attend the Literary Dundee, a day of comics programming at the University of Dundee. Details here.

Wednesday, July 1

Bellflower, Calif. | Metropolis Comics hosts Bongo Comics’ Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez and Batton Lash for Free Donut Day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Details here.

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Los Angeles | Batman & Robin writer Grant Morrison will sign from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd. Before the signing, horror writer Clive Barker will host a conversation with Morrison. Details here.

Santa Monica, Calif. | Bad Kids Go to Hell writers Matthew Spradlin and Barry “Bazza” Wernick will sign at Hi De Ho Comics from noon to 8 p.m. More details here.

More in July

July 8 | Christian Alamy in Chicago

July 10-12 | Screaming TikiCon in Cleveland

July 11 | The Asian American ComiCon in New York

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July 11 | 100 Bullets event benefiting the Hero Initiative in Los Angeles

July 16 | Dave McKean in Chicago

July 17-23 | Watchmen director’s cut screenings in L.A., NYC, Dallas and Minneapolis

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

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

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

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