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NEW TOONSEUM EXHIBIT "DRAWN IN PITTSBURGH" SHOWCASES CARTOONISTS FROM PITTSBURGH REGION

Pittsburgh is a comics town and has produced some legendary creators. Every year our city sees the debut of more and more creators who self-publish books, create online content, and produce work for major publishers. With dozens of writers and artists producing a wide variety of comics arts, the current scene in Pittsburgh is as vibrant as ever, perhaps even more so.

“I started self-publishing comics in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s. At that time I felt as though I could count on one hand the number of artists producing comics here. I couldn’t imagine a scene as rich and vibrant, and varied, as what is happening now” says Wayne Wise one of three curators for this exhibit.

The DRAWN IN PITTSBURGH exhibit is an effort to showcase the breadth of styles and ideas being produced in our region at this moment. Included are works from professional artists who have had long careers in the comics industry, as well as newer artists just beginning to find bigger audiences. The ToonSeum is proud of our local creators and considers them all deserving of wider appreciation.

“This exhibit displays the range of exceptional talent Pittsburgh has to offer, from established pros like Mark Zingarelli, Dave Wachter and Jim Rugg to rising stars like Jeremy Baum, Sophie Goldstein and Rachel Masilamani” says Wise.
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The DRAWN IN PITTSBURGH exhibit was curated by Bill Boichel, Joyana McDiarmid, and Wayne Wise, and will feature artwork by:


Shawn Atkins • Nils Balls • Jeremy Baum • Caitlin Rose Boyle •
George Broderick, Jr. • Jared Catherine • D.J.Coffman • Vince Dorse • Juan Fernandez • Chris Glover • Scott Hedlund• Jim & Ruth Keegan • Barry Linck • Daniel Patrick McCloskey • Rachel Masilamani • Nate McDonough • Christopher Moeller • Geoff Munn • Chloe Newman • Jayla Patton • Rob Rogers • Jim Rugg • Loran Skinkis • Dave Wachter • M.L. Walker • Wayno • Joe Wos • Mark Zingarelli

The goal of the ToonSeum in presenting this exhibit is to draw attention to the amazing wealth of talent in our hometown. We are proud of our local creators and they deserve wider appreciation and a wider audience. Our hope is that you will join us in discovering the quality, variety and expressivity of what is being Drawn in Pittsburgh.

Exhibit Opens Friday, September 11th and runs through October 18th.





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HOLY COW COMICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
ON COMIXOLOGY
The first four issues of George's eclectic comics anthologies, Holy Cow Comics are now up on the Comixolgy digital download platform, with issues five and six pending approval.

Issues one through three are on sale for $1.99 and issue four is at a special low introductory price of 99 cents. Compatible with iphone/ipad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8 apps.

Holy Cow Comics #1 features one of the oddest super heroes and media darlings of all time, The Mighty Wotizzit?! in a full-length 20 page slugfest with his newest arch foe, The Red Rhino... origins, interviews and laughs a-plenty. Also featured in this "oddball super hero" themed issue is The Ribbon: Nemesis Of Crime, Runs-With-Scissors Boy and The Termite.

Holy Cow Comics #2
the world's greatest crimefighter, Mighty Man of Justice, in a series of short adventures able to be easily read by younger and beginning readers and enjoyed by fans of all ages.

Holy Cow Comics #3
features the swamp's mightiest protector, Fearless Frog, in a special four-part "secret origin" adventure that pits our cold-blooded crusader against the evil machinations of Doc Crock and the terrible Gator Gang! Can the Amphibian Avenger corral the cadre of crocodile-like creeps or will they learn his secret weakness from Haggy Sue, the Swamp Witch and put the kibosh on the plucky hero? TOAD-ally rad!

Holy Cow Comics #4 features
the super team who never met a problem they couldn't fix... or make worse... with their FISTS! It's super heroics you deserve as the Mayhem, Inc. crew takes on the Masters Of Carnage and the cosmic, interdimensional menace of Rae'Que'Em! Also featured in this slam bang issue are the Toothsome Twosome, Cap'n Hoagie and Mozzarella The Boy Garlic! YUM!

You can also purchase hard copies of these books here.

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GEORGEBRODERICK.com SISTER SITE, COOL YULE COMICS CREATES A FESTIVE HOLIDAY VIDEO WITH THE HIPWADERS


Just in time for the holidays! Kid's music giants, The Hipwaders, have released a fresh yuletide CD, A KINDIE CHRISTMAS, and they pegged George and his colorful cast of Cool Yule characters to provide the visuals for their hip, happening harmonious Southern California sounds. For more details on how this fantastic melding of sights and sounds came about, read all about it on this blog by The Hipwader's frontman, Tito Uquillas. Like we always say over at Cool Yule Comics... Yes! It's Christmas!


POPEYE CELEBRATES 80 YEARS WITH NEW
PREMIUM POP COMIC

Popeye has been fighting to the finish and eating his spinach in newspapers, on television, on the silver screen, in comic books and on just about anything you can think of licensing since he first appeared in Elzie Segar’s THIMBLE THEATER comic strip in 1929. Although Popeye originally appeared as a rough-and-tumble secondary sailor character, ten years into the strip’s run he became its favorite son with readers of all ages. Since that time, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Wimpy, and Swee’ Pea have become international sensations and symbols of two-fisted fun and adventure.

This year everyone in Chester, Illinois, rolled out the spinach-green carpet on September 11-13 with its 30th annual Popeye Picnic celebration. It was here that EC Segar grew up and created the strip which was based on some of the city’s more colorful citizens. In addition to parades, games, historic lectures, costume contests, radio plays and the unveiling of the latest life-size granite character statue, the city offered visitors an all-new POPEYE PICNIC comic book premium, the first such comic produced featuring Popeye and his pals in over 30 years.

The new POPEYE PICNIC comic premium was the brainchild of Chris Yambar and his company, PREMIUM POP, a division of CLI 2.0 (formerly known as Comic Library International). The premium features 32 pages of original material found nowhere else. Yambar, who wrote the issue, was joined by fellow artists George Broderick, Jr., and Ken Wheaton. Popeye newspaper strip creator Hy Eisman and comic book artist George Wildman contributed pin-ups for the project. The book not only allows the Popeye cast to attend the actual picnic celebration in Chester, it allows Popeye to travel back in history to meet his creator, the citizens who inspired Olive and Wimpy, and Rocky Feigle, the man who was the inspiration for Popeye himself.“

Popeye is a true American icon,” Yambar stated from his studio in Youngstown, Ohio. “Joining forces with the people of Chester to create a premium comic honoring the character and his birthplace was a natural. Coming up with a story line that allowed Popeye to celebrate his 80th birthday face-to-face with himself…that was supernatural!”

Finding the right talent to birth the project was no problem for the award-winning Yambar, who is recognized for his work on mainline titles such as Bart Simpson Comics, Radioactive Man, Mister Magoo and his own creation, Mr.Beat. He quickly enlisted the help of Pittsburgh, PA’s  George Broderick, Jr.,  (Lost In Space, I Dream of Jeannie, Speed Racer, The Munsters) and Rochester, NY’s Ken Wheaton (Futurama, Kolchak, Buckaroo Banzai), who are lifelong Popeye fans.

“George and Ken would have killed me if I had asked anyone else to draw this comic,” Yambar laughed. “Working on Popeye was their dream project. Thanks to the city of Chester, Illinois, and the kind people over at King Features Syndicate, that dream became a reality. It was an honor for all of us at Premium Pop to work on such a time-honored property as Popeye. What a benchmark way to begin our new premium comics division.”

On Friday, September 11, Eisman and Wildman joined Yambar, Broderick, Jr., and Wheaton (TEAM POPEYE) for a historic five-man POPEYE PICNIC comic signing from 4 to 6 PM at the Chester Library. The event duplicated on Saturday, September 12, from 3 to 4:30 PM.

“There are not enough words in the English language to describe how thrilled we are with the new Popeye comic premium produced by Chris Yambar, George Broderick, Jr., and Ken Wheaton,” exclaimed Michael McClure, Chester’s Popeye Picnic Chairman since 2004. “After an over-30-year hiatus, this is the first authentic and original use of the traditional Popeye character in printed comic form. The world of Popeye fans owes undying gratitude to Premium Pop for the opportunity to add this tremendously fun premium to their collections. Every comic enthusiast, whether a Popeye devotee or not, will want to own a copy.”

"Chester is a wonderful town," gushed Broderick, Jr., "everyone there is warm and friendly and they treated us like ROCK STARS!"

For more information about the Popeye Picnic celebration, visit www.popeyepicnic.com.

Popeye the Sailor and all related characters are TM & copyright King Features Syndicate. All Rights Reserved. Popeye is the Registered Trademark of King Features Inc. and TM Hearst Holdings Inc.

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POPEYE PICNIC #1 COVER

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POPEYE PICNIC #1 BACK COVER
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HISTORIC MEETING OF POPEYE, EC SEGAR AND FRANK "ROCKY" FEIGLE (POPEYE'S REAL LIFE INSPIRATION) -- Art by GEORGE BRODERICK, JR.

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THE MANY FACES OF POPEYE --
Art by GEORGE BRODERICK, JR.


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The Artist Comes To Town --
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George, Chris Yambar, Olive Oyl and Ken Wheaton ride in the Popeye Picnic Parade


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George, Ken Wheaton and Chris Yambar
sign close to 2000 comics in two days at
the Chester Library

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The artist immortalized in marble --
A surprise Christmas gift for George from Chris Yambar, engraved into the Castor Oyl statue



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