South Shore Comic Con Debuts This Weekend

Press Release:

South Shore Art Center presents the first South Shore Comic Con on Saturday December 3rd from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with over twenty comic artists who will be at tables, signing and selling their zines, original art, and talking about the craft of comic book storytelling. Panels and workshops will be in the art Studios throughout the day. The event was initiated by the Art Center’s cartoon instructor Tak Toyoshima, who discovered many of his students had never set foot in a comic book store. Tak is the artist behind the syndicated daily cartoon Secret Asian Man, and is a Hanover resident and his day job is the Creative Director for Rustic Marlin.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. The first 20 kids get a free South Shore Comic Con tee shirt thanks to Goodwin Graphics, the perfect item to get autographed by artists at the show.

000-sshorecc-2016Confirmed artists are:

  • Barrington Edwards and Cagan Luse
  • Jesse Lonergan
  • Dan Mazur, The Boston Comics Roundtable
  • John Carvajal and Brittney Sargent
  • Tony Sedani
  • Jimmy Curtis and Joe Daxberger
  • Brian Connolly
  • Mike Doherty
  • Kat Klockow
  • Brendan Tobin
  • Patt Kelley
  • Joey Peters
  • Jerel Dye and Jesse Lonergan
  • Jon Dorn
  • E. J. Barnes
  • Kyri Lorenz and Daniel Welch
  • Frankie B Washington
  • Jessica L Metcalf and Joshua Falkenburg, Books By Bella

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Workshops & Panels In the Studios

11am to noon (Workshop)

Drawing from Reality for Fantasy

Barrington Edwards

Studio tips and techniques as well as hands on workshop drawing models, sculptures, and objects and how to use them to shape a more fantastical comics world.

 

noon to 12:30pm (Panel)

The Boston Comics Roundtable

Dan Mazur, E.J. Barnes, John Carvajal, Jesse Lonergan, Jerel Dye

Discussion on the importance of community and collaboration.

 

2pm to 3pm (Workshop)

Intro to Manga Drawing!

Kat Klockaw

Fun hands on drawing lesson on the basics of one of the most popular comic styles in the world: Japanese manga.

 

3pm to 3:30pm (Demo)

How to Make Comics … Not Just Draw Them

Kyri Lorenz and Mike Doherty. Demo on how to expand your comics beyond the traditional stapled together booklet.

 

South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
(781) 383-2787

TX – Hook 25th Anniversary Screenings

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Dante Basco (Rufio) and James Madio (Don’t Ask) appear at Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday, December 3, 2016 to host screenings of HOOK in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary. Tickets available at the link…

Alamo Drafthouse (Dallas / Fort Worth)
100 S. Central Expressway Suite 14, Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 534-2120

CA – TMNT: Shadows of the Past Launch Party

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Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, and editor Bobby Curnow appear on Friday December 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00 PM to debut the all new game, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows Of The Past” from IDW Games!

Note: Kevin will NOT be signing any OUTSIDE material at this event. Only items purchased in the SDCAG Gift Shop the night of this event will be signed.

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San Diego Comic Art Gallery – Barracks 3 First Floor
2765 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106
(858) 270-1315

Exclusive Spooky Empire poster revealed

se_vip_exclusiveVIP Attendees, here’s a sneak peek at the exclusive Spooky Empire poster that you will be receiving this weekend when you check in! 

Poster art by an amazing artist and Spooky friend Andrew Cremeans Poster is 18×24

Not a VIP, but need to get your hands on one? You’re in luck..a limited run of these lithograph art prints will be available for sale at our Spooky Empire merch booth all weekend for $20 (or until they sell out!)

For more info on Spooky Empire visit HERE!

 

TX – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, American Gods, Coraline) appears on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Long Center in Austin, TX. Gaiman will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and in his own words “amaze, befuddle and generally delight.”

Details and tickets are available at the link…

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The Long Center
701 W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 474-5664

AZ – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

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Author Neil Gaiman, whose popular and acclaimed works, including Coraline, The Sandman, American Gods, and The Graveyard Book have reached audiences of all ages and made Gaiman one of the most celebrated writers of our time, appears at the Mesa Arts Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

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Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 644-6500

George Perez visits Clermont Comic Con this Sunday!

clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit their website HERE!

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

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George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher makes con debut at Clermont Comic Con

George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

For more information on Clermont Comic Con visit HERE!

Christmas is coming early, we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

Munster MuseumChristmas is coming early and we have a special addition for all of you Munsters fans at Spooky Empire!

BUTCH PATRICK will be appearing along with his amazing MUNSTER MUSEUM! Iconic vehicles, props and memorabilia from “The Munsters” will be on display for us all to enjoy.

Meet BUTCH PATRICK and check out his monsterous museum all weekend long, December 2-4, 2016 at Spooky Empire. Spooky Empire takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Many guests have been rescheduled for December, be sure to check out our website for more announcements and our most recent guest list.

Tickets are available now, as well as hotel rooms! Reservations are limited but still available at the Rosen Centre for just $129/night when you mention “Spooky Empire”. Get ’em while you can, this rate ends Thurs. Nov 17th!

Clermont Comic Con hits this weekend!

Clermont Comic Con

Clermont Comic Con has a HUGE guest list!

Clermont Comic Con

Clermont Performing Arts Center
3700 S. Hwy 27

Clermont FL 34711

Entry: $15.00
Parking: FREE
clermont-gpbannerGeorge Pérez is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, whose titles include The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. Writer Peter David has named Pérez his favorite artistic collaborator.
clermont-gabbannerGary Allen Barker is a freelanced comic book art, primarily as a penciler for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, Innovation, and Image. Mr. Barker has been the artist for Garfield for over two decades and has also drawn The Incredible Hulk and Morbius the Living Vampire and more for Marvel Comics.
clermont-chuckdixonbannerChuck Dixon is an American comic book writer, best known for his work on the Marvel character the Punisher and on the DC characters Batman, Nightwing and Robin in the 1990s and early 2000s.

clermont-mikespicerbannerMike Spicer is a south Florida based artist, and has been coloring comics since 2007. . Husband to an amazing wife, Father to a beautiful son, Daddy to an stubborn dog. He likes pizza, burgers, beer, and wine… AND COLORING FRIGGIN COMICS!! seriously, its the best!

Mike has worked for several publishers including DC, Vertigo, Valiant, Image, IDW, BOOM!. On titles like Suicide Squad Most Wanted Deadshot, Mad Max Fury Road, Mythic, Head Lopper, Dead Drop, Silent Hill, and Sons of Anarchy.

clermont-patbroderickbannerPat Broderick is an American comic book artist known for his work on the Micronauts. Broderick also penciled the four-part “Batman: Year Three” storyline, written by Marv Wolfman, which detailed the first meeting of Batman and Tim Drake. Mr. Broderick is currently working on his new series Nibiru And The Legend Of Annunaki.

clermont-tkbannerTony Kordos is an inker/illustrator for DC Comics who has worked on titles such as Aquaman, The Flash, and currently Batman & Robin Eternal and Cyborg: REBIRTH.

clermont-georgelowebannerGeorge Lowe is an American voice actor and comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim/GameTap animated series Space Ghost Coast to Coast; he also played the part for its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series. He has also made recurring voice appearances on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken.

clermont-gcfbannerfgstextGeorge “Corpsegrinder” Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession. He previously recorded two albums with Florida’s Monstrosity before leaving and joining Cannibal Corpse in late 1995, replacing former vocalist, Chris Barnes, who is now the vocalist for Six Feet Under. He also provided guest vocals for New York technical death metal band Suffocation on the songs “Reincremation” and “Mass Obliteration” from their debut album, Effigy of the Forgotten, as well as guest vocals for California deathcore band Suicide Silence, on the song “Control” from their fourth album, You Can’t Stop Me. Fisher also performed guest vocals on Job for a Cowboy’s 2014 album Sun Eater, on the song “The Synthetic Sea”. As a death metal vocalist, Fisher employs the “death growl” extended vocal technique.

Fisher voices the Metal Masked Assassin in the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse which airs at midnight on the Cartoon Network. He was also the inspiration for the character Nathan Explosion, the lead vocalist for Dethklok. Nathan shares a similar physical appearance to George, headbangs in a windmill fashion, and also lived in Florida, although Fisher was born in Baltimore and moved to Florida later in life.

Blizzard Entertainment implemented a non-player character named “Gorge the Corpsegrinder” into World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King after his interest in the game was revealed in interviews. George was invited on stage and performed at Blizzcon 2011 with Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. He was also seen attending the Convention as a participant.

clermont-laughtonparchmentbanner1Laughton Parchment was born in Morant Bay, Saint Thomas in eastern Jamaica and moved to England when he was 18 years old. At age 25 he started a company in furniture design and manufacture that he has grown over 40 years.

In addition to knowing his way around tools, he was busy doing voice over work for BBC Radio WM in Birmingham, spent time developing his craft as a professional singer while simultaneously dabbling in writing fiction. After he and his wife moved to Florida in 2006, he published his first book, “The Mulberry Bush” in 2008, his second novel, “The Night Hawker” in 2013, and the third “Margaret”…released in August 2014.

As he was finishing his fourth book, in September, 2014 (My Father’s Woman), he was diagnosed with stage two Prostate cancer. He decided to put that book on hold and began a new project to document his journey with cancer. This project explores his experiences with diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and the exceptional help he received from the Florida Hospital, Waterman, in spite of having no medical Insurance.

This latest book will be titled…”Prostate Cancer Picked On The Wrong Guy” and is scheduled to be released in December 2015.

He is presently beating the hell out of prostate cancer because it has no idea what it was taking on when it crawled into his space.

clermont-dimitribannerDimitri Diatchenko is a native of San Francisco and a first-generation American; his father is Ukrainian and his mother is of Greek and Swedish descent. Diatchenko began classical guitar lessons at the age of seven. Two years later he gave his first solo classical guitar recital. During and after his studies, Dimitri Diatchenko has won several medals in guitar competitions like the Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition or the World Championships of Performing Arts. Furthermore he released four solo guitar CD’s.

Dimitri Diatchenko attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts and later Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. There he was a scholarship music student, majored in classical guitar and received the Bachelor of Music. After transferring to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Dimitri Diatchenko continued with his acting and music studies in the Masters program. In April 1996, as Dimitri Diatchenko was graduating with his Masters degree from Florida State University -he received the Master of Music from the university-, he was cast in Ridley Scott’s 1997 action film G.I. Jane and landed a small role as trainee; following this, Dimitri Diatchenko relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career further. In Los Angeles, he also teaches guitar privately and performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player.

Dimitri Diatchenko’s acting career began in the late 1990s, as he made appearances on several television series during this time. After appearing on the action television series Alias, some of his most well-known roles to date came in 2008, as he appeared in the motion pictures Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Get Smart. For his performance as Ukrainian tour guide Yuri in the actual film Chernobyl Diaries, Diatchenko received good critics from some film reviewers.

In addition to acting, Diatchenko works as voice actor. He lent his voice to a lot of video and computer games. His first work in a video game came in 2005, as he provided additional voices for Medal of Honor: European Assault. Currently Diatchenko is in Evolve, and Fallout 4 and can be seen in the 2016 horror film They’re Watching.

A student of the Dick Smith’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course, Scott Fensterer’s passion for special effects makeup has morphed into a lifelong career in art. He has continued to evolve as an artist, sculpting maquettes, toy and hobby prototypes, life-sized museum figures and private commissions for collectors the world over. Following a personal “reboot,” Scott has turned his attention back to his first love of special effects makeup.

clermont-cwbannerChris Whaley is an American author, Southern Baptist pastor and former professional wrestler who competed in Florida using the ring name The Saint. His novel The Masked Saint was turned into a movie in 2016.

The Masked Saint won Best Picture at the 2015 International Christian Film Festival.

clermont-kmbannerKarl Moline is a long time comic book artist who is most know for his work on Dark Horse Comics Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Fray. Karl has also worked on Avengers Academy, Avengers Arena and Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird for Marvel Comics and DC Comics Convergence Superboy.

clermont-rmbannerRoland Mann is a writer, editor, speaker, and professor. As writer, he is best known for his work on the comic series Cat & Mouse. Other titles written by Roland include Krey, Demon’s Tails, Planet of the Apes: Blood of the Apes, Miss Fury and more. As editor, Roland is best known for his work at Malibu/Marvel Comics where he edited the Protectors and many Ultraverse titles. Roland is a frequent speaker at writing workshops/conferences. He teaches writing for comics and animation at Full Sail University.

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