Boston Comic Con Moves to New Venue with an All-Star Guest List

Thanks to everyone who came out to our last show! It was a fantastic weekend for guests, attendees, and vendors alike. The Boston Comic Con continues to grow in 2010 with a move to a new venue, the Westin Waterfront in South Boston! It will be held on April 10-11, 2010 and the guest list includes some of the biggest names in comics:

JIM LEE is a huge superstar in the comic industry. He created a massive fan following in the 90s drawing X-Men before leaving Marvel to co-found Image Comics. His studio, Wildstorm, now falls under the DC Comics banner where he works on their flagship characters, Batman and Superman. He recently helped create the DC Universe Online MMORPG.

MIKE MIGNOLA is the creator of Hellboy, one of the most popular characters in comics. With two feature films to his name plus animated videos, toys, spinoff series, and more, Hellboy is an international sensation. Mike has also done feature film work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and is currently working with frequent collaborator Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit.

ERIC POWELL has worked on many titles including Action Comics, Star Wars Tales, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But he found success with his critically acclaimed series The Goon. Eric is currently adapting the Goon into an animated feature film with director David Fincher.

BILL SIENKIEWICZ is an Emmy-nominated and Eisner Award-winning artist, best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably on Elektra Assassin, Moon Knight, New Mutants and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters. A classically trained painter, Bill’s renderings incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and any combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media collage and mimeograph, previously unheard of in comics.

STEVE RUDE is best known for co-creating the groundbreaking series Nexus. He has worked for all the major comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, drawing all the major characters including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Captain America, and many more.

SKOTTIE YOUNG cut his teeth doing the art for New Warriors, Human Torch, and New X-Men. His current project, a faithful adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, has garnered him widespread critical acclaim.

JIM STARLIN created waves writing and drawing many of Marvel’s cosmic titles in the 70s and creating the villain Thanos. His work on Silver Surfer, Infinity Gauntlet, and The Death of Captain Marvel reverberate to this day.

JIM MAHFOOD (aka FOOD ONE) got his big break drawing the Clerks comics for Kevin Smith. He has published his creator-owned Grrl Scouts and worked for Marvel on Ultimate Team-Up, What The?, and Generation X Underground Special. Jim is also well known for his live art murals.

CRAIG ROUSSEAU began his career at DC Comics on such titles as Impulse, Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, and Gotham Adventures. He is currently working on Iron Man: Armor Wars following Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane written by Terry Moore. Craig is also the co-creator of the indie comic hit The Perhapanauts.

JOE QUINONES is a Boston local artist who is on the rise in comics. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in this past summer’s Wednesday Comics. Currently Joe is working on a run of covers for Amazing Spider-Man and an unannounced graphic novel for DC.

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is a horror writer who co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. His comics work includes BPRD, Talent, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel. Christopher was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family.

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.

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Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, and many more appear at Boston Comic Con on April 10-11, 2010

Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, and many more appear at Boston Comic Con on April 10-11, 2010

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