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Walking Dead Artist Charlie Adlard signs on Thursday, June 30 from 2:00pm – 10:00pm.

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114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

Hero Initiative at WonderCon 2011

WonderCon Archie

Press Release:

Hero Initiative Celebrates WonderCon’s 25th Anniversary With A Fundraiser Sponsored by IDW for The Cartoon Art Museum and the Hero Initiative with Special Guest Berkeley Breathed

Sketch of your choice by Arthur Adams at Auction and Special Guests singings!

LOS ANGELES, CA: WonderCon celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011 as one of the country’s best comics and popular arts events on the West Coast! Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that supports comic creators in financial need, will be there celebrating with the crowd at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco, Friday April 1 through Sunday April 3.

To help celebrate, The Hero Initiative and the Cartoon Art Museum proudly present the Annual WonderCon Weekend Party and Silent Auction, generously sponsored by IDW Publishing. The party will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 8pm to 11pm at the museum located at 665 Mission Street in San Francisco, right around the corner for the convention. Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale from $10 to $100. Special incentives will be given for higher-level donations including membership, signed catalogs, and special limited edition prints. Advance tickets may be purchased through this link: http://guestli.st/48612. Capacity for this special event is limited, and advance reservations are recommended otherwise tickets can be purchased at the door. Don’t miss out on the fun; you never know who will show up!

In addition, we are giving you a chance to get a convention sketch from master artist Arthur Adams! Go to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290548732226 for details, and you could win a single-character inked drawing of a character of your choosing. The winning bidder MUST be paid in full by April 1st and bring their PayPal receipt with photo ID to the Hero Initiative booth, #702.

At our booth we will have newly released Archie: 50 Times and American Icon book for sale! All 50 amazing covers have been donated from artists around the world to comprise this fantastic collection! Get it while supplies last! Don’t forget to check out our line up for sketches and signatures. Proceeds all go to Hero Initiative’s great cause. Check it out!

Booth schedule as follows:

Friday April 1, 12-7
Marv Wolfman 330-430
Jason Aaron 4-5
Francis Manapul 430-600

Saturday April 2, 10-7
Francis Manapul 1-3
Marv Wolfman 430-530

Sunday April 3, 11-5
Terry Moore 1-2

CAM
The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms.

About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Developing Cartoon and Comic Book with Stan Lee

March 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Everything Else

Governator

Press Release:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:30 PM EST

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as ‘The Governator’ — EXCLUSIVE

He’s been a famous body builder. He’s been a killer cyborg from the future. He’s been Governor of California. And now, in this week’s exclusive cover scoop, Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his plans for the next phase of his extraordinary career: He’s going be a cartoon superhero, known as The Governator. “When I ran for governor back in 2003 and I started hearing people talking about ‘the Governator,’ I thought the word was so cool,” Schwarzenegger, 63, tells EW in his first press interview since leaving office last January. “The word Governator combined two worlds: the world of politics and the movie world. And [this cartoon] brings everything together. It combines the governor, the Terminator, the bodybuilding world, the True Lies…”

The animated TV show and comic book, being co-developed by no less a superhero authority than Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, won’t be out until next year, but this week EW offers an exclusive early look at Arnold’s cartoon alter-ego. “The Governator is going to be a great superhero, but he’ll also be Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Lee says of the semi-fictional character. “We’re using all the personal elements of Arnold’s life. We’re using his wife [Maria Shriver]. We’re using his kids. We’re using the fact that he used to be governor. Only after he leaves the governor’s office, Arnold decides to become a crime fighter and builds a secret high-tech crime-fighting center under his house in Brentwood.”

Along with the Arnold Cave, the Governator will have a fleet of super vehicles at his disposal, a closet full of “Super Suits” that allow him to fly and perform other super stunts, and a team of colorful sidekicks, such as Zeke Muckerberg, the precocious 13-year-old computer whiz who acts as the Governator’s cybersecurity expert. Naturally, there will also be recurring supervillains — including an evil organization called Gangsters Imposters Racketeers Liars & Irredeemable Ex-cons (or G.I.R.L.I.E. Men, for short). For Schwarzenegger, the cartoon is obviously the next best thing to being President. “I love the idea of a control center below my house with a path so that boats and submarines can go right into the ocean,” he tells EW. “In the cartoon, my house is much closer to the beach than where we live, but, you know, it’s a cartoon.”

Link to full story and exclusive photos on EW.com.

Florida SuperCon adds details to CosPlay contest!

THE FSC COSTUME COMPETITION
SATURDAY JULY 2, 2011 @ 8:00P

OVER $3,000 IN CASH & PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE SHOW!
$1,000 CASH PRIZE FOR BEST IN SHOW!

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:

Best in Show: $1,000 cash prize. $100 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award trophy.

Con Chair Spotlight: $250 cash prize, $75 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

Masters Award. $250 cash prize. $50 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award trophy.

Costumer’s Award: $100 cash prize. $50 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award trophy.

Craftsmanship Award: $75 cash prize. $50 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

Best Individual, Journeyman: $50 cash prize. $25 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

Best Individual, Novice: $50 cash prize. $25 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

Best Individual, Junior/Youth: $50 cash prize. $25 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

Best Prop: $50 cash prize. $25 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award trophy.

Best Group, Journeyman / Masters: $100 cash prize. $50 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

Best Group, Novice: $50 cash prize. $50 Florida Super Comics gift certificate. Award Trophy.

for more information on the contest and the show in general check out the website.

SF – Walking Dead Pub Crawl

Robert Kirkman leads zombie fans on a post-WonderCon pub crawl.

Press Release:

Isotope Comics, iFanboy and Image Comics Team Up For A Once In A Lifetime Zombie Apocalypse Bar Crawl With Fans

Berkeley, CA — March 25, 2011 – The dead will rise and take over San Francisco this April 1. Robert Kirkman of THE WALKING DEAD fame and hoards of his zombified fans will invade the apocalypse-worthy drinking establishments of the city by the bay, seeking the flesh of the living, and quite possibly some adult beverages as well. Isotope Comics, iFanboy, and Image Comics are teaming up for a night the city will never forget.

Walking Dead and Robert Kirkman fans of legal drinking age are welcome to join the tour as we explore the saloon strongholds throughout San Francisco. Those who fear to walk among the dead or long to trade survivor stories with Mr. Kirkman himself can buy a ticket to ride in style aboard a San Francisco tour bus with Robert Kirkman, James Sime and Conor Kilpatrick and Ron Richards of iFanboy.

James Sime, proprietor of Isotope Comics, shares tips for surviving the night, “It’s time to get zombified San Francisco!” said Sime, “Grabbing a seat on this insanely cool bus will score you VIP transport to our every stop, an exclusive WALKING DEAD SF BAR CRAWL SURVIVAL GUIDE to get autographed, and will have you rubbing shoulders with the always awesome Robert Kirkman for what will no doubt be one of the most fun nights of your life! Wear your best zombie gear, indulge in one of the many of THE WALKING DEAD drink specials the bars will be serving all night, and get a personal introduction to Robert Kirkman from yours truly! What could be better!?”

There will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase to ride along on this apocalyptic zombie bar crawl aboard the world famous MAGIC BUS (www.magicbussf.com). Tickets cost $50 and go on sale at 3 PM Eastern / Noon Pacific on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

For those who miss out on this limited ticket sale, there will be another chance to win a ticket for themselves and a friend by visiting the Image Comics booth #401 at WonderCon in San Francisco. All purchases made there on Friday April 1st will enter fans in a ticket raffle. Robert Kirkman will draw the winning raffle number there at the Image Comics booth #401 at 4:30 pm.

“This stands to be one of the most unforgettable nights ever,” said iFanboy’s Ron Richards, “We’ve had some fun times with iFanboy and Isotope and all the great comic fans of San Francisco, but adding Robert Kirkman and Image Comics to our bar crawl will be epic! But we also want as many WALKING DEAD fans as possible to get to join in on the madness!”

Next week, THE WALKING DEAD zombie bar crawl route and the estimated times of arrival for the bus with Robert Kirkman will be posted on www.isotopecomics.com and www.ifanboy.com, as well as be available at Isotope Comics at 326 Fell St, San Francisco and the Image Comics booth #401 at Wonder Con.

The Walking Dead Zombie Bar Crawl
Friday, April 1, 2011 – 7 PM to 2 AM
First Stop: Shine – 1337 Mission St @ 9th

Boston Comic Con 2011 – 30 Days and Counting!

Press Release:

J SCOTT CAMPBELL Added to BCC Guest List!

March 1, 2011 (Boston, MA) – J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to Boston Comic Con 2011! One of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his New England fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his first book, Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued wth his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Spider-Man, Wolverine, GI Joe, and many more! Be sure to catch his panel with fellow cover artists JG Jones, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson!

Also joining Campbell at Boston Comic Con as recently announced guests are local writers Christos Gage, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski, The Walking Dead’s Cliff Rathburn, pencillers Sanford Greene, Keu Cha, Leo Leibelman, Mike Lilly, and a legion of inkers including Dexter Vines, Jack Purcell, and Mark Morales. Finally we are happy to welcome back stalwart supporters Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Norman Lee, and Sara Richard.

Previously announced guests include Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

Finally, don’t forget to pick up your tickets in advance on our website.

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe.

The convention will be held Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 7pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Only 30 Days Left Until Boston Comic Con 2011!

Get your advanced tickets now on line at www.bostoncomiccon.com. $20 for a one day pass and $35 for a two day pass. Kids 10 and under are free.

The guest list is mind blowing and includes some of the biggest names in the comic book industry…Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, and many many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Also this year we have an amazing panel program for the fans. This year’s featured speakers include Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Frank Quitely, J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Matt Wagner, JG Jones, Frank Cho, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Dave Johnson, and Howard Chaykin!

Scene on Video: Wonder Woman Pilot Filming (Costume Changed!)

Wonder Woman Pilot

There was much gnashing of teeth when the costume design for the new Wonder Woman TV show was revealed, but as this photo and footage below, the producers apparently listened. The red boots are now there, along with dark blue, star-studded pants. For lots more photos, visit The Daily Blam!

NYC – Frank Quitely: Coast to Coast

Don’t miss Frank Quitely in conversation with Jose Villarrubia during Frank Quitely: Coast to Coast, taking place in New York City on April 5, 2011. Get your tickets online now!

Press Release:
In early April, Frank Quitely is showing his support for the CBLDF from coast to coast! April 1-3 finds him on the West Coast for WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco, California. Come April 5, fans will have a chance to see him in New York City!

In collaboration with WonderCon, CBLDF is proud to present Frank Quitely: Coast to Coast! Quitely will be joined by esteemed artist and professor José Villarrubia for an intimate conversation about his career, his influences, his collaborations, and his future projects. This unique event happens one night only, on April 5, 2011, at Cinema Village in New York City!

For a $15 donation, you can get a ticket to attend this exclusive event. At this time, tickets are ONLY available in advance and will not be offered at the door. You can get them online through the CBLDF website, here. You can also purchase tickets at Forbidden Planet (840 Broadway, New York, 212-473-1576).

If you would like to join Quitely for drinks before the event, CBLDF is auctioning the opportunity to do so! One lucky fan will get the chance to meet Quitely one-on-one! Bid here.

Please note: Unfortunately, Quitely will not be able to sign any items at the theater.

Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns for April 2011 Show

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Pennsylvania

Press Release:

Louis Small Jr Black CatIt is the return of the Philadelphia Comic-Con on Sunday, April 3rd. The comic book convention is held at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport located at 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029. The hotel is conveniently located between exits 8 and 9A off of I-95. It is also close to I-76, I-476 and most bridges from New Jersey. Show hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is only $3 per person. Students of any age are admitted free with a current id. Also admitted free are active military personnel and their families. Parking is also free on premises. For those of you that do not drive Septa Bus Route 37 stops directly in front of the hotel.

It is quite a site to behold with 60 tables at the show in the 4,500 square foot ballroom of the hotel. Dealers from 6 states setup there selling, buying and even trading with collectors. Thousands and thousands of comic books from the 1940′s to present day will be for sale at the show. Also available will be collecting supplies, graphic novels, action figures, statues, non-sportcards, dvd’s and original artwork. The show has become a fan favorite for years with people travelling up to 3 hours just to shop at the show.

Special guests this show are Louis Small, Jr., Dawn Griffin and publisher Ultimate Comics Group.
Louis is a New Jersey native now located in North Carolina. He is taking the drive all the way from there just to meet with his local fans. Louis is known for his work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and Harris Comics. Louis will be siging both his comics he has worked on along with doing sketches for the fans. Dawn is a Havertown, PA resident who is doing her own webcomic nowadays along with still writing her celebrated childrens book series. Dawn will be selling her books and also taking commissions for sketches. Ultimate Comics Group is taking the ride from their Jersey Shore base and will be selling their own books “Stormblazer”, “MetaPatriot”, and “Stiletto.” Publisher John B. Lai will be inhouse and promises to bring along a creator or two from his company.

Any questions about the convention can be sent to dwoywood@yahoo.com or we can be reached by phone at 856-217-5737. Fans can also check us out on the web at http://www.philadelphiacomic-con.com

MA – EveryGirl Signing

Maria Menounos signs on April 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

The former Miss Teen Massachusetts turned actress, producer, and anchor (Access Hollywood, The Today Show, Dateline) is a hands-on renaissance woman, and she’s coming back to Boston to share her new book of advice on style, health, relationships, and success: The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life.

Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908

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