Things To Do In New York This Week If You Like Comics

Wednesday, March 26th


Forbidden Planet NYC will be hosting writer Dan Slott (Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man) on the day his much anticipated new comic Silver Surfer #1 debuts, at 7pm. Forbidden Planet NYC is located at 832 Broadway in Manhattan.

Thursday, March 27th


Dare2Draw  returns with special Guest Artist Cliff Chiang, and will be hosted by Michelle Mozes and Simon Fraser.

They say: "Bring your sketchbooks for an evening of live drawing with Dynamic Action Models,  contests & give-aways, demonstrations, Q&A and mingling with other cartoonists, including our signature "Quick Draw" contest and "The Re-Load" at the beautiful Society of Illustrators, NYC. The pro art will be auctioned for artists-in-need.

The event runs from 6:00 to 9:30 PM, with a cover fee of $15 Online ($20 at the door)
Tickets are available at:

Characters for The "Quick Draw" Contest will be revealed 24 hrs. before the D2D event on
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The Society of Illustrators is located at 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues) in New York.

Friday, March 28th


Pete's Mini 'Zine Fest: Storytelling will be meeting at 7:30 PM at Pete's Candy Store at 709 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn.

They say: Come one, come all, and hear the lovely/sordid/cray-cray tales spun by our talented storytellers! Hosted by the same folks who give you Pete's Mini Zine Fest, the very place where you can kick back a beer and read zines!

Our lineup will be:
Anoush Froundjian
Andria Alefhi
Lynn Bixenspan
Mary Regan
And our emcee, Morgan Pielli

Sunday, March 30th


Escape Pod Comics, at 302 Main Street in Huntington, Long Island, will be hosting their first Cosplay Sunday of Spring from 11AM to 9PM As always, everyone who comes in costume will get two free comics and there will be lectures and demos TBD.

Sunday, March 30th

1965075_10152094663809005_2144668590_nKurt Christenson,  a founding member of Ten Ton Studios has announced the launch of a new comic book company. Based off the success of Power Play, the original NYC digital comic book series, he is creating Kings County Comics. Their "Creator Launch Meet-up" will be happening at 2PM at Action Burger & BIO-Sapien Comics at 292 Graham Avenue in Brooklyn.

He says: Join myself and other creators as Brooklyn's comic community comes together to launch a new comic company about NYC by local artists & writers. Even if you're just a fan, an actor, an activist, a comedian, a musician, etc. with an interest in comic books then please come on down as Kings County will represent all of us and we need more diverse voices in our pages.


You might want to sign up NOW to attend a special event with Brian Michael Bendis at Midtown Comics in Manhattan on April 8th for The United States of Murder, INC. You can sign up here, and applicants will be selected for tickets randomly.


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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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