Pleasanton Weekly

- September 23, 2011

Bay Area comic group plans Pleasanton show

'Toy Story' animation designer, others part of day-long events

by Jeb Bing

The third annual Tri-Valley Comic Book Show will be Oct. 8 in the Hall of Commerce at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

It is the only show in the East Bay promoting comics and related pop-culture items.

The one-day show will feature Bay Area comic artist James (Hawk5) Bryson, Mike Hampton of FAM Books, Captain A-hole, Gunja Rabit and the Hot Zombie Chicks..

Also at the show will be Nate Watson, who made his mark on the industry with his work on "Toy Story" for Boom Studio. He has also worked on Star Trek, Grimm's Fairy Tales and Tomb Raider, and is currently working as an animation designer for Lucas Animation.

The show will offer comic books, including golden age and modern, toys, manga, anime, sports and non-sports cards, original comic art, T-shirts, Disneyana and other related collectible items.

The show will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission for adults at $5 and for children under 12, $2. Parking at the fairgrounds costs $8.

For more information, go to www.toyhavoc.com.

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