The Walking Dead Gets the Spotlight at F.A.C.T.S. 2012 with Charlie Adlard, Norman Reedus, and Lauren Cohan

FACTS Walking Dead

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Never before has an American series been that much in the spotlight @ FACTS as The Walking Dead.

Zombies galore! Conquer your fear and meet :

Charlie Adlard, renowned The Walking Dead comics artist
Norman Reedus, fan favorite Daryl in the award-winning The Walking Dead tv series
Lauren Cohan, charming Maggie in the award-winning The Walking Dead tv series.

Other zombie artists will also be present such as Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies) and Sophian Cholet & Lucio Leoni from the succesful french Zombies series.

Many The Walking Dead titles (the comics, the new compendium edition, novels, the survivors guide) will be available at cheap prices. Publisher Silvester will bring cool Walking Dead banners and thus it will be easy to spot Charlie Adlard. And they made a exclusive Walking Dead card-set which will only be available at FACTS.

FACTS Walking Dead

With our E-bay auction, you can become a zombie in a future Walking Dead issue. All profits go to Charity. You can bid here :
http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221140838472

Suffer more living dead action:

Dead Cold: Get hold of your own limited edition FA.C.T.S 2012 collectible on which all artists have participated. The price is a mere 10€.

On saturday at 17h30, in the Black Box the painting by Charlie Adlard which was used for Dead Cold, the FACTS 2012 collectible, will be auctioned.
More info here : http://www.facts.be/2012/auction-dead-cold-cover-by-charlie-adlard/

The Walking Dead Competition: win the autograph of Norman Reedus, the last Early-Bird tickets, comics and dvd’s

The zombie manga Competition : win the first five issues of the cult series ‘I am a hero’

Zombie makeover: get zombified by professional make-up artists

European première!!!!!
watch Episode 1 of Season 3 of The Walking Dead at F.A.C.T.S. 2012.
Attention : seating places will be limited.

Charlie Adlard, Sean Philips, Tyler Kirkham, and Lots More Contribute to “Dead Cold” for F.A.C.T.S. 2012

October 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Belgium, Comic Books, Convention News

Dead Cold

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Gent, Belgium, Oktober 01, 2012

Zombie-guests galore at F.A.C.T.S. 2012 and now also a Zombie-Comic!

While the Mayan civilization has proclaimed 2012 to be the end of the world, F.A.C.T.S. found it appropriate to invite “zombie-guests” for October 20-21, 2012 and to celebrate the event even more F.A.C.T.S. has developed a ZOMBIE-COMIC with the help of the artists invited to the show!

http://www.facts.be/dead-cold-exclusive-facts-2012-collector/

“I really do not care much about this heralded END OF THE WORLD so inviting Zombies – or rather guests in movie and comics, who have something to do with the zombie-phenomena – is entirely making sense to me, in a ‘living life on the edge’ kinda way”, said Emmanuel van Melkebeke, F.A.C.T.S. Convention Director. “and this year we have something amazing as many artists have supported the idea to publish a Zombie Comic with all profit going to charity!”

Artists included are Sean Philips, Paul Duffield, Dean Yeagle, Colin Wilson, Tyler Kirkham, Lectrr, Romano Molenaar, Louis & Lamirand, XA, Emmanuel Nhieu, Popescu, Kristof Spaey & Sophian Cholet.

The cover will be provided by Guest Of Honor Charlie Adlard, who also provided an introduction as well as picked Greenpeace as beneficiary to the proceedings of this special edition, called “Dead Cold… zombie art”.

F.A.C.T.S Convention is thé signature pop culture event of the Benelux, presenting guests and programming to cater for the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.

Entering its 22th edition, F.A.C.T.S. is expected to draw over 21,000+ attendees to its October 21-22, 2012 convention held at the Gent Flanders Expo Convention Center located in Gent, Belgium.

The show will sport 3,000 extra meters compared to its last edition and will now have 15,000 square meters. FACTS will host over a mile of dealers of toys, comics, movie merchandise, fantasy merchandise, manga and will see 2,500+ cosplayers and a cosplay competition, life size props, model kit exhibitions, an entire fan-village, a Japanese Village, a huge game zone with dozens of consoles, as well as loads of surprises, to brighten up the already amazing venue!

For more information, please go to http://www.facts.be

FACTS Welcomes Lou Ferrigno, Adi Granov & More

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F.A.C.T.S is proud to announce its full line-up, with most recent the addition of “The Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno as well as Adi Granov, comic-artist famous for his involvement in the Iron Man movies!

“We have been trying to get THE HULK to FACTS for years now and finally the stars and planets are perfectly aligned. Lou Ferrigno is a personal hero and whenever I put on a jeans jacket, I think of that amazing TV-series”, said Emmanuel van Melkebeke, F.A.C.T.S. Convention Director, with a disheartening honesty…

Also to have Adi Granov join the guest line-up is a thrill in itself. Adi has played a fundamental role in designing the Iron Man outfit as well as his allies and adversaries in the Iron Man movies. A Marvel exclusive artist with a major impact in both the comic as well as the movie business!

“I adore his covers to Iron Man as much as any normal FACTS-visitor would, but do not forget his Captain America and Thor coverwork as well”, commented to Emmanuel van Melkebeke.

These latest additions might not be the last even, but for now F.A.C.T.S. has a strong line-up!

F.A.C.T.S. actors:
- Charisma Carpenter: Buffy, Angel, Charmed.
- Torri Higginsoon: Tekwar, Stargate Atlantis
- Sherilynn Fenn: Twin Peaks
- Dirk Benedict: Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team
- Julian Glover: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Game Of Thrones

F.A.C.T.S. artists:
- Keu Cha: Witchblade, Rising Stars, HEX
- Barry Kitson: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Legion of Super-Heroes
- Aleksi Briclot: Merlin, Spawn, Wizard of the Coast
- Aleksa Gajic: “Technotise – Edit and I” animation, Scourge Of The Gods
- Clint Langley: Slaine, 2000AD
- Minck Oosterveer: Nicky Saxx, Ruse, The Unknown
- Romano Molenaar: The Darkness, Storm, Lady Death,
- Adrien Floch: Lanfeust of Troy, Ythaq
- Adam Devreux: Game Over
- Lectrr: Belgian cartoonist

F.A.C.T.S Comicon is the signature pop culture event of the Benelux, presenting guests and programming to cater for the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, TV, and gaming industries.

Entering its 21th edition, F.A.C.T.S. is expected to draw over 16,000+ attendees to its October 22-23, 2011 convention held at the Gent Flanders Expo Convention Center located in Gent, Belgium.

The show will sport 12,000 square metres and will host dealers of toys, comics, movie merchandise, fantasy merchandise, manga and will see 400+ cosplayers and an entire fanvillage, as well as loads of surprises, brighten up the already amazing venue!

For more information, please go to http://www.facts.be

Michael Golden and Joe Jusko Embark on Spring 2010 European Tour

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Michael Golden and Joe Jusko Headline “LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour”!

Paris, The Netherlands, Brussels — The Eva Ink Artist Tour for May 2010 is underway! And this year sees the bi-annual event reprising the successes of two years ago by bringing back two illustration heavy hitters for the adventure– creator Michael Golden and illustrator Joe Jusko!

“I admire the work of both of these talents immensely,” says Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Artist Group, “And I’m very happy to welcome them both back on the tour. It’s seldom that we invite the same creators back so soon, but the demand for Joe and Michael was high, both from the fans of their work in Europe, and from the store owners themselves!”

And it’s certainly no wonder!

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, is known for his detailed pencil work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among much more!

Milestones in Golden’s career include the co-creation of “Bucky O’Hare,” which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, “The Mirconauts,” as well as “Spartan X” with editor Renee Witterstaetter. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen with new covers on “Spiderman 1602,” “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “X-Men,” “Demon’s Regret, ” “Mice Templar,” and many more. In addition, Vanguard Production’s extensive art book, “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” is on a second printing, while Creator Chronicles has also recently released a two part candid DVD on Michael and his career.

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon and Barcelona, Spain, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to Canada to The United States and most recently in China. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Lille, France.

Following the successful “Heroes and Villains” sketchbook” released last year, Michael’s new hardcover art book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains,” has just hit the stands, and his work on the Eva Ink project “Kerry and the Scary Things,” is due out in October.

Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Fantasy, Pin-Up and Comic Artists in the world today. His career has spanned almost 30 years, starting with the sale of his first cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since , Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors.

In addition to his work at Marvel over the years, Joe has produced art for many other companies and characters, including DC Comics, Crusade Comics, Innovation Comics, Harris Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visuals, to name just a few. His recent work includes miscellaneous cover paintings for ‘The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles’, ‘Vampirella’ , and Sheena, among others. The next project due out on to highlight Joe’s amazing work is “Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty,” a hardcover art book from Eva Ink Publishing.

Jusko’s work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two “Favorite Painter” Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles (previous recipients include Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo) and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover .

The LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour includes stops at:

Paris– Diablo Blanc Comics– May 21st and May 22nd
The Netherlands, Breda– Der Stripspecialist– May 27th
Brussels– Utopia Comics– May 28th and May 29th
Brussels– Ganshoren Comics Festival– May 30th

“We look forward to seeing all of our friends at all these stops,” continued Renee, “And, hey, if you are a store in Europe and would like to be on future tour itineraries, drop me an e-mail. We love to work with new people as well, and meet fans we haven’t met yet!

“Stories from the last two years of tours are legend, ” laughs Renee. “It will be exciting to see what this year holds.”

Golden and Jusko will be signing and sketching at all stops, as well as offering 4 prints each exclusive to the tour, while supplies last. For more information on the stores, locations, and any commission rates, contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Kindling World Tour

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From James Jean’s newsletter:

Here is my schedule next month as I travel abroad to sign copies of Kindling, PR3, parchment, and flesh. I will also be speaking in Dublin, London, and Manila.
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DUBLIN, IRELAND

November 6-8th, 2009

OFFSET 2009 is a week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. Bringing together the world’s leading creatives we are producing an event that will both showcase the best work being done today as well as engaging with the creative community at large for a week of celebration, debate and inspiration.

LONDON, ENGLAND

COMICA London: Join North American guests James Jean and Tara McPherson for an evening discussion and illustrated presentation, followed by signings.

November 12, 2009 from 4-6pm.
Orbital Comics
Signing with James Jean & Tara McPherson

November 13, 2009 from 7pm.
£8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members
Panel Discussion, Nash Room, ICA, The Mall

PARIS, FRANCE

November 14th, 2009 from 16:00 – 19:45
Librairie Album
67 boulevard Saint Germain
75005 PARIS

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Please join James Jean for an exhibition of drawings and a signing of his latest works at Librairie Brüsel.

November 18th, 2009 from 15:00 – 18:00
Librairie Brüsel
Boulevard Anspach 100
1000 Brussels

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Details at www.fullybookedonline.com

November 22th, 2009 from 14:00
Fully Booked
Bonifacio High Street
858-7000, 7036-38

Hope to see you soon!
Details at ProcessRecess.com