Comics Life – A Special Event

If you’re reading this now, chances are you’re living the Comics Life. You appreciate visual storytelling through art, you have an eye for the creative. Living the Comics Life is more than t-shirts and long boxes. That is absolutely a part of it, but here in 2019 there is something more. Something that people who don’t own a single comic book shirt or enough comics to fill a shoe box are indeed a part of now. We’re all in it together!

With that in mind, Comics Life is a one day event in the WAMRev Gallery at 1250 Revolution Mill Dr Suite 123, Greensboro, NC 27405 and it is specifically designed to be a skill share focusing on the creative process behind graphic novels, comics books, mini comics, and more. Sure you can meet creators, get signatures, buy prints, original artwork, comics and graphic novels directly from them. But Comics Life is NOT modeled after a standard comic book convention, it is intended to be a new experience. Ask questions about process and materials. Take notes. Plan the next step in your Comics Life!

Comics Life will debut with the goal of offering an annual experience that excites, inspires, and connects the Greensboro Community which already has a very strong relationship with graphic storytelling as an entertainment medium. If you want to utilize the experience in a way that you can learn new skills to put you on the road to becoming a creator yourself, your opportunity will be at this event.

Kids and teenagers interested in interacting with professional storytellers and illustrators are welcome and specially encouraged to attend so educators take note.

Comics Life is sponsored by Acme Comics so be sure to see what is available at our booth!

We’re excited about it so we think you will be too!

 

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YES! WEEKLY ON COMICS LIFE

 

COMICS LIFE 2019 SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Michael Moreci 


Best-selling Chicago Illinois based writer of Image Comics Roche Limit, Vault Comics Wasted Space, Marvel/IDW Star Wars Adventures, Archie Comics Archie Meets Batman
Author Blackstar Renegades

 

Jeremy Whitley


Durham North Carolina’s writer/creator of the award winning Princeless series from Action Lab & writer of Marvel Comics’ Unstoppable Wasp. Jeremy is also writer of Thor Vs Hulk: Champions of the Universe, Rainbow Brite, Vampirella, Sea of Thieves, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and more.

 

Rob Clough


Durham NC based comics columnist for The Comics Journal & Publisher’s Weekly

 

Emmett Helen


A comics cartoonist from Atlanta GA, Emmett Helen produces personal work dealing with intersectional queer issues, mental health, and supernatural hijinks. Their work has appeared in Rick & Morty, Sweaty Palms Anthology About Anxiety, and more! Look for the My Riot graphic novel from Oni Press next Spring.

 

PATRICK HOLT

Patrick is a graduate of the UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, is the Adult Services Librarian for Durham County Libraries, and is the co-organizer of Durham Comics Fest. 

 

Andrew Neal


Andrew is a North Carolina resident and is the creator of Meeting Comics the workplace comedy minicomics & former owner of Chapel Hill Comics

 

Barrett Stanley


Greensboro’s writer, artist, creator, promoter of the Heartbreak Quadrant graphic novels and the illustrator for the Rangers of Shadow Deep role playing game.
Also the designer and artist of the wonderful Comics Life promotional art.

 

Todd Webb


Cartoonist creator of Mr Toast from Virginia, Todd lives a creative life daily by making comics, pictures, and music. He will also draw you in crayon.

 

COMICS LIFE 2019 ATTENDING GUESTS

Emily Clancy
Orvokki Crosby
Giancarlo D’Alessandro
Kevin Hardin
Krys Kinsel
Stephen Kissel
Eric Knisley
Ryan Oakley
Robert Price
Ben Roberts
Alyssa M. Torres
Sara Winans

 

COMICS LIFE WORKSHOPS / TALKS / PANELS SCHEDULE:

10:45AM: Doors Open at Revolution Mill WAMRev Gallery

11:00-11:45AM: Inking Workshop – Emmett Helen

12:00-12:20PM: You Don’t Have to Starve to be an Artist – Todd Webb

12:30-1:15PM: Writing Your Own Story – Michael Moreci

1:30- 2:15PM: Crowdfunding Workshop – Barrett Stanley

2:30-3:00PM: Underestimating Comics – Patrick Holt

3:15-3:50PM: Panel Discussion #1 with Rob Clough

4:00-4:50PM: Panel Discussion #2 with Rob Clough

5:00PM: Celebrating Comics Life! CAKE!

Comics Life is a Find & Trust Event taking place in the WAMRev Gallery inside the Revolution Mill facility on Sunday March 31st from 11:00am until 5:00pm.

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Acme Comics “All In” Weekend

The tagline of the new Justice League movie is “All In.” We’ve taken that to heart here because next weekend here at Acme Comics we are ALL IN!

ALL IN – Next Friday through Sunday (that’s right SUNDAY) we will host an incredible sale on SELECTED Marvel Comics softcover paperbacks which will be priced at just $9.99! Perfect for early holiday shopping!

ALL IN – Next Saturday is Local Comic Shop Day! Get access to special LCSD exclusive variant editions and hardcover collections such as the Rick & Morty Treasury Edition, Planet Hulk HC, Star Wars Adventures Variants, Batman Hush 15th Anniversary HC sketch edition, and MUCH MUCH MORE! All are limited in supply, none can be reserved or held, so be sure to get here early!

ALL IN – Next Saturday is DC Comics: Justice League Day to commemorate the release of the Justice League movie! We will have limited supplies of a free special edition copy of Justice League #1 by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee available here and also at the first showing of Justice League at the Four Seasons Station Move Tavern Thursday November 16th @ 6pm!

ALL IN – Next Saturday (9am-5pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm) is the Greensboro Toy & Hobby Show at the Greensboro Coliseum! Acme Comics will Present deals on action figures and collectibles so unbeatable that you’ll kick yourself if you don’t see for yourself!

 

Cursin’ USA!

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As you may have heard, Team Curse Words will be traveling across the country this Summer in a decked out Wizard Van, and hitting (hopefully not literally) comics shops all across the land. The masters of mayhem are throwing 14 different wizard parties (that’s right WIZARD PARTIES) at 14 stores in 14 cities, and who will be hosting the ONLY stop in North Carolina…that’s right, you guessed it, Acme Comics! 


(Tour exclusive hardcover of Curse Words Vol 1!)

Mark your calendars, use a sick day, or just tell the boss you’ve got a Wizard Party to attend because on Friday, August 4th from 4PM – 7PM you’ll be

able to meet the dark Wizords themselves…

Charles Soule and Ryan Browne!

Be sure to check out our Facebook event page and RSVP for all the latest updates and news about the wizard party of the century!