San Francisco’s Wonder Con is the big event this weekend, along with Florida’s MegaCon, but there’s plenty of other comic events across the country all week long. Take a look!

Monday, February 23

Columbus, OH, 11 AM – 12:30 PMTara McPherson at CCAD


Illustrator Tara McPherson (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL) will present at Columbus College of Art & Design’s Canzani Center Auditorium.

Tuesday, February 24

New York, NY, 8 PMComic Book Club featuring C.B. Cebulski and Porter Mason

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This week’s installment of the live comic book talk show at the Peoples’ Improv Theatre features writer C.B. Cebulski (EX INFERNUS) and Porter Mason (BASSIST WANTED). Admission is $5.

Wednesday, February 25

Mesa, AZ, 1 PM – 4 PMErik Larsen and Rob Liefeld at Atomic Comics


Image Comics co-founders Erik Larsen (SAVAGE DRAGON) and Rob Liefeld (YOUNGBLOOD) make a joint signing appearance at the Mesa branch of Atomic Comics to promote new issues of their comics featuring funny book sales juggernaut Barack Obama.

Wednesday, February 25

Berkeley, CA, 6 PM – 8 PMChris Giarrusso at Comic Relief


Cartoonist Chris Giarrusso will be signing at Berkeley retailer Comic Relief to celebrate the release of MINI MARVELS: SECRET INVASION, the newest digest featuring his cuddly send-ups of Marvel’s superheroes.

Friday, February 27

San Francisco, CA, 8 PM – 11 PMCartoon Art Museum’s WonderCon Weekend Party


The Cartoon Art Museum‘s WonderCon party is also the opening reception for their exhibition featuring The Art of Stan Sakai: Celebrating 25 Years of USAGI YOJIMBO, which runs through July 5. Sakai will be a special guest at the party, along with WATCHMEN artist Dave Gibbons and other WonderCon featured artists. Admission is on a sliding scale from $10 to $35 dollars, with guests encouraged to contribute whatever they can to support the museum.

Saturday, February 28

New York, NY, 4:30 PMMarjane Satrapi and Chris Ware at the Festival of New French Writing

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Comics vanguards Marjane Satrapi (PERSEPOLIS) and Chris Ware (JIMMY CORRIGAN) will appear in conversation at New York’s Festival of New French Writing, which pairs French-speaking writers with relevant American authors for a series of moderated discussions. The festival is free and open to the public, and simultaneous translation in both languages will be available.

Posted by Aaron Humphrey


  1. My 7-year-old son just loves Mini-Marvels. I really wish they’d make it a monthly, combine it with Franklin Richards if that’s what it takes to get it out every 30 days. I like the digests because they’re affordable but they reduce the lettering too much (can’t they go just a tad bigger- it seems small even for a digest).

  2. Ohio Ohio Ohio, everyone goes to Ohio to speak, Paul Pope, Tara Mcpherson, etc…everyone skips over Michigan-Detroit (same with lots of bands, skipping from Ohio to Canada). Its not like cars ALWAYS get stolen when people come visit.

  3. Yeah – everyone jump on the ‘put Obama on the cover’ bandwagon.

    And let’s see how quickly it gets old.

    Jeez, give Liefeld a inch of tracing paper and a news photo of Obama and he’ll walk a mile.