Hero Initiative Travels to NYCC 2012 with Al Plastino Plus 16 Creators Doing Exclusive CGC Signings
HERO INITIATIVE Travels to New York City Comic Con with Al Plastino, The BIG Party and exclusive CGC signings
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2012) – Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered non-profit that helps comic creators in financial and medical need, is pleased to announce its attendance at New York Comic Con, October 11 thru 14 at the Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in New York. Hero is travelling with an amazing all-star cast of some of the industry’s top comic creators, The Big Multiversity Comics Party, and much more!
A whopping 16 creators will sign books for CGC Signature Series certification for Hero! Creators include:
• Andy Lanning
• Todd Nauck
• George Pérez
• Joe Quesada
• Rick Remender
• Paolo Rivera
• Dan Slott
• Tom Smith
• Fiona Staples
• Ryan Stegman
• Billy Tan
• Herb Trimpe
• Fred van Lente
• Mark Waid
• Bob Wiacek
• Bill Willingham
Books to be signed must arrive at:
3278 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario M4N 2L6
By no later than Tuesday, October 9.
On-site books can be dropped at the Hero Initiative booth, #1575-#1577, on Friday, October 12 ONLY between the hours of 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM only. Price is $38 per modern book, which includes return shipping. Multiple signatures must add $15, and for pre-1980 books, please contact: info@ParadiseComics.com for pricing.
On Friday October 12 at 11 AM on the Variant Stage, Dare2Draw: Quick Draw will feature both professionals artists and fans drawing together using dynamic action models with prizes and samples provided by our awesome sponsors. All drawings by the professionals will be donated to raise money to Hero Initiative in honor of the late Joe Kubert. Drawing supplies will be provided for all contestants and pro artist Simon Fraser will headline! Look for the winner to be announced on Twitter, @BigCityDnD
Multiversity Comics will host The Big NYCC Party with a bevy of Image Comics creators! Swing by the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center) on Friday from 8 PM to midnight. A $10 donation to the Hero Initiative will get you in. It’s a 21+ event, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle. Attendees will include Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode), and Sina Grace, whose new graphic novel Not My Bag will be debuting at NYCC! Stick around, and a few unexpected additional guests might pop in!
On Saturday, Hero is the ONLY place to meet legendary artist Al Plastino. Al started working on Superman in 1948, and is also the co-creator of Superboy, Supergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. So swing by booth #1575-#1577 and don’t miss out!
Hero Initiative’s talent schedule at booth #1575-1577 is as follows:
Thursday, Oct. 11 (hours 3-9)
400-500: Fernando Dagnino and Pere Perez
Friday, Oct. 12 (hours 10-7)
230-330: Reilly Brown
430-630: Michael Avon Oeming
Saturday, Oct. 13 (hours 10-7)
1100-400: Al Plastino
1230-200: Manuel Garcia and Andres Guinaldo
230-400: Bob Wiacek
430-630: Michael Avon Oeming
Sunday, Oct. 14 (hours 10-5)
200-300: Greg Pak
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly 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 $500,000 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.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.