THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR celebrates at two California events

by Jeff

jun130742 THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR celebrates at two California eventsMedia Release — Archaia Entertainment, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce two upcoming events centered on its recent anthology graphic novel release, The Thrilling Adventure Hour. Fans will be given the opportunity to get their books signed by the writers and some of the performers from the show on which the graphic novel is based.

On Monday, Sept. 16, starting at 7 p.m., the Barnes and Noble location at The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles, California will host The Thrilling Adventure Hour author/creators Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, along with performers Paul F. Tompkins, Joshua Malina, James Urbaniak, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, and more to be announced for a fun-filled, interactive panel and signing of the graphic novel. The event is free but a purchase of the book is required for autographs. Although The Thrilling Adventure Hour is sold out at the distribution level, this event will feature First Printing copies, while supplies last!

Barnes and Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive, Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, California will hold “The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel Reception,” featuring Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, and more additional cast members as they confirm. General Admission tickets are priced at $75 each, and include entry into the event. VIP Admission is $150 and includes entry to the event plus a copy of a limited-edition The Thrilling Adventure Hour Graphic Novel Exhibition commemorative poster. Since June, the Cartoon Art Museum has been hosting an exhibit of some of the art featured in the graphic novel. This event starts at 7 p.m. to allow guests plenty of time to enjoy the museum, see the exhibit, and to meet the creators and members of the cast. Light food and drink will be provided. The Museum would like the event to be a celebration of the creativity of the creators, artists, and cast of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, as well as the success of the graphic novel.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 91405

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The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) ( is a live-staged show in the style of old-time radio performed monthly at the famous Largo of the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles. Running since 2005, each show features three stories brought to life by a talented troupe of actors and comedians such as Paul F. Tompkins (Best Week Ever), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Busy Philipps (Cougar Town), James Urbaniak (The Venture Bros), John DiMaggio (Futurama), as well as a parade of guest stars like Nathan Fillion, Patton Oswalt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jason Ritter, Alison Brie, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Helms, Zachary Levi, Chris Hardwick, Colin Hanks, Andy Richter, and many more! This multi-faceted cast portrays all manner of characters from an ever-evolving array of recurring worlds and genre backdrops including space westerns, goofy super-heroics, fast-talking mediums and a British time-traveler…just to name a few.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour anthology graphic novel ($19.95, hardcover, 136 pages, full color, 7.25″ x 11.25″) is a collection of original genre tales taken straight from the show. Written by TAH co-creators Ben Acker and Ben Acker, this book features new stories from the most fan-favored worlds of the TAH universe. Brought to life by top artists from the comics community, each stand-alone tale celebrates and reinvigorates a new genre from the radio comedies of yesteryear, including science fiction, fantasy, westerns, superheroes, horror, war dramas, and many more.

About Archaia Entertainment
Archaia ( is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 75 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Rust, Cow Boy, Cursed Pirate Girl, Gunnerkrigg Court, and Artesia. Archaia has also published an entire line of graphic novels in partnership with The Jim Henson Company, including the multiple award-winning Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand and such beloved tales as The Dark Crystal, The Storyteller, and Fraggle Rock. In addition to its partnership with Henson, Archaia has forged creative partnerships with storytellers in all facets of the entertainment industry, resulting in print and digital expansions of such noted properties as Bleedout and HAWKEN (video games), Immortals and Planet of the Apes (film), and Space: 1999 (television). Alongside these celebrated titles, Archaia has released English translations of numerous renowned foreign titles to much fanfare, including The Killer, Sergio Toppi’s Sharaz-De: Tales from Arabian Nights, and The Secret History. In June 2013, Archaia was acquired by BOOM! Studios ( Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent.

About the Cartoon Art Museum

Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics. The museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors, and the general public.

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