April 30, 2009

Free Comic Book Day this Saturday!

This coming Saturday is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!! Don't miss out - run to your local comic book store early to pick up your free copy before they're all gone!

What is "Free Comic Book Day?"
As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world are giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores.

When is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day will take place on May 2nd, 2009.

Are they really free?

I haven't verified which stores in Pittsburgh are partaking in this awesome event, but here's a list of the top local Comic Book stores that most likely will hook you up:

Eide's Entertainment (1121 Penn Ave)
Phantom of the Attic (411 S. Craig St)
Duncan Comics (1047 Perry Hwy)
New Dimension Comics (several locations in Cranberry, McMurray, Butler, Century III and Ellwood City)
Copacetic Comics(1505 Asbury Pl)
Arkham Gift Shoppe Comics & Collectibles(3973 Rte 8, Allison Park, PA)
The Comic Book Ink/Steel City Comics(116 Smithfield St)
Tunnel Comics(300 Mount Lebanon Blvd)

If you know of others, please post them in the comments section!


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Italian artist Maria Grazia Rosin at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Forum 62: Maria Grazia Rosin
Through June 28
Forum Gallery

For Forum 62, Italian artist Maria Grazia Rosin has created “a seductive sensory machine”—an immersive installation of 20 illuminated glass chandeliers suspended within a total environment including sound and video components. The chandeliers, inspired by the forms of marine and microscopic creatures, allow Rosin to explore her multifaceted interest in science, from biology to physics. The exhibition is one of a series of Rosin’s installations titled Gelatine Lux (literally, “gelatinous light”), in which the artist creates ambiguous worlds, part cosmic, part aquatic, that envelop and disorient the viewer and raise questions about the beginning of creation.

Major support for Forum 62: Maria Grazia Rosin is provided by The Fellows and The Associates of Carnegie Museum of Art. General support for the museum’s exhibition program is provided by The Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Allegheny Regional Asset District.


Animation BC (Before Computers) at the Art Institute

An awesome show is opening on May 13th at 5pm at the Art Institute that includes some very cool animation-related pieces. This looks like a fantastic opportunity to learn and view some historic artifacts from animation history!

From the promotion card:

A collection of a century of animation art and artifacts including original works such as Gertie the Dinosaur (the first animated character circa 1909), original notes to Walt Disney and an original animation desk from Disney's Hyperion Studio, story baords, movie posters, pan paintings and a collection of production cels and sketches from the most popular 2D animated characters from film, television, literature and commercials and products.
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The Vader Project


"100 Reimagined Darth Vader helmets complete
Premiering at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Show runs February 13 – May 3, 2009

The Vader Project - a reimagining of the iconic Darth Vader helmet by some of today’s hottest underground and pop surrealist painters, artists and designers - makes its museum premiere and will be on display February 13 – May 3, 2009 at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

The Vader Project is curated by Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks of DKE Toys. Kelemer and Marks gathered 100 contemporary artists. Each artist was given a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the actual Darth Vader helmet used in the STAR WARS™ films. Each helmet served as a blank slate for each artist to paint, design, mash up and customize.

Featuring work by Shag, Peter Kuper, Attaboy, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Jeff Soto, Michelle Valigura, Frank Kozik, Wade Lageose, Joe Ledbetter, Alex Pardee, Suckadelic, Cameron Tiede, Mister Cartoon, Marc Ecko, Amanda Visell and many more, The Vader Project provided an opportunity for artists to use one of the most iconic pop culture characters in film history as their canvas."


Kill Taupe's Imaginary Friends Club

Zombo Gallery has been putting on some great shows since it's beginning not long ago and the shows just keep getting better. I never heard of Kill Taupe before seeing this flyer, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing his work at the show!