July 25, 2012 by Brian Pate
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|The 5th annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, held in Las Vegas, is part of the annual Vegas Valley Book Festival – the largest literary event in Southern Nevada. This year we’re so chock full of geeky goodness that we decided to expand our programming by another hour to showcase panel discussions and signings, artist alley, portfolio reviews, film screenings, an artist jam, food trucks, music and the ever popular mini-market.
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|Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
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|Gene Ha, Aaron Alexovich, Drew Rausch, Spencer Brinkerhoff III, Tommy Kovac, Deryl Skelton, Dan Parsons, Chris Staros|
MorrisonCon takes place on September 28-30, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. MorrisonCon Packages go on sale to the public on May 9, 2012 at 3 PM ET / 12 Noon PT. The full details can be found on MorrisonCon.com. Follow MorrisonCon on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.
Special guests include:
Gerard Way began his artistic career after graduating from New York’s School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999. He is the front man and a founding member of the heralded rock band MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. Way is also the creator and author of the 2008 Eisner Award Winning graphic novel series, THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, published by Dark Horse and recently optioned by Universal Pictures.
Comics futurist, author, artist and designer Jonathan Hickman detonated on the comics scene with THE NIGHTLY NEWS in 2006. Quickly becoming one of the most celebrated science fiction authors in the medium, Hickman followed with SECRET WARRIORS, TRANSHUMAN, PAX ROMANA and made history as an architect of the Marvel Universe on FANTASTIC FOUR and AVENGERS VS. X-MEN. Recently Hickman launched two new ongoing creator owned series, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS and SECRET at Image Comics.
Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely have been called the Lennon and McCartney of comics and have metamorphized the modern comics era with their award-winning collaborations on ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, WE3, NEW X-MEN, the recently released lost classic FLEX MENTALLO, and the re-envisioning of two of America’s greatest pop culture icons with BATMAN & ROBIN. Quitely’s stunning visual overload has also graced album covers for indie rockers THE PHANTOM BAND and a promotional tarot card deck for singer/songwriter ROBBIE WILLIAMS. His future projects include the comic series MULTIVERSITY and JUPITER’S CHILDREN.
J.H. Williams III
Multi-award winning artist whose hypnotically gorgeous artwork graces the pages of BATWOMAN, DESOLATION JONES, SEVEN SOLDIERS, CHASE, one of the most celebrated runs on DETECTIVE COMICS in the last two decades, and the stunning comics tour-de-force PROMETHEA. Williams is also the future cover artist of the forthcoming album by new wave pop supergroup BLONDIE. The only thing more gorgeous than Williams’ printed work is witnessing his original art pages with your own eyes.
Up and coming superstar artist, Chris Burnham rose to popularity through his work on THE AMORY WARS with Claudio Sanchez of COHEED AND CAMBRIA. Partnering with Joe Casey, Burnham tore up the comic world with the graphic novels NIXON’S PALS and OFFICER DOWNE. Collaborating with Grant Morrison on the New York Times Bestselling BATMAN, INCORPORATED, Burnham returns to the Batcave with the launch of BATMAN INCORPORATED VOLUME 2.
MorrisonCon is a comic convention curated by Grant Morrison and Ignition Sequence, an intimate gathering featuring a hand-picked selection of some of the industry’s most exciting comic creators. Join us during this weekend long celebration of comics and their inspirational creators, get involved in a way unlike any other comic event, and shape treasured memories with us. MorrisonCon aims to change the way comics conventions are experienced.
Take part in innovative conversations with some of the most brilliant minds in sequential arts, informative comic workshops, personalized signing sessions, original art gallery showings, intimate mixers for fans and special guests alike, after hours parties with DJ Grant Morrison and featured guests in the Hard Rock Nightclub, and surprises around every corner.
Full mad details to be revealed.
“Expect maximum rock ‘n’ roll, chaos magic, mind-bending esoterica, sharp suits, surprise guests, and once-in-a-lifetime performances, all wrapped up in the glory that is comics, comics, and more comics.” – Grant Morrison
About Grant Morrison:
Rockstar author and cosmic visionary behind some of comics’ greatest works, including ALL- STAR SUPERMAN, THE INVISIBLES, SEVEN SOLDIERS, NEW X-MEN, ARKHAM ASLYLUM, FLEX MENTALLO, and BATMAN & ROBIN as well as the national bestseller SUPERGODS, a philosophical analysis of superhero comics and personal memoir. Grant’s up-coming works include his psychedelic revenge film SINATORO, the blockbuster DOMINION with Barry Sonnenfeld, and the forthcoming comic series BATMAN INCORPORATED, MULTIVERSITY and HAPPY!
John Romita Jr. appears at the Hard Rock Cafe on Las Vegas Blvd on May 4th and 5th to try and break his world record for consecutive sketching and raise money for the Heroes For Jordan Foundation. If you ever wanted to get a sketch from JRJR that will be your weekend. A limited edition Kick-Ass II #7 blank cover was made for the event.
Comic Oasis has joined with the Romita Foundation and the Candle Lighters of Nevada for the Heroes For Jordan Sketch-a-thon. Contact them if you are interested in volunteering.
Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas
3771 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Mark Kidwell & Jay Fotos, the creative team behind Image Comics’ killer zombie book ’68, sign at Comic Oasis on Saturday, December 3rd from 7pm-9pm.
3121 N. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
Ryan Ottley, Jason Howard, and Ryan Stegman sign at MaximuM Comics on Saturday November 12, 2011 at their Las Vegas location from 11am – 2pm and their Henderson location from 3:30pm – 7pm. They will be signing ONLY, no sketches.
Ryan Ottley amazes us every month with his art on Invincible. This is a great book from Image Comics that you should be reading. We have tons of the Trades and Hardcover editions available at both stores!
Jason Howard who co-created Super Dinosaur with Robert Kirkman and was previously the artist for the Astounding Wolf-Man! We have the books in stock now at both stores!
Ryan Stegman who just finished up Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula and one of the covers for The Fearless #1 as well as the upcoming Scarlet Spider! Ryan has also worked on a ton of other books at Marvel. We have a lot of stuff at both stores!
5130 South Fort Apache, Las Vegas, NV 89148
520 S Marks Street, Suite 130, Henderson, NV 89014
Writer Nathan Edmondson (New 52 Grifter, Who is Jake Ellis?, The Light, Olympus) signs on Saturday November 19th from 2pm – 4pm!
3121 N. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
Artist and writer J.H. Williams III (Chase, Detective Comics, Promethea) appears on Saturday, October 1 from 11:00am – 2:00pm for a afternoon of comics and Bloody Marys. Discuss all things Kate Kane, Bette Kane, Cameron Chase, Bones, and the Batman. Mr. Williams will not be doing any sketches but will have original art for sale.
3121 N. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
Jonathan Maberry signs on Tuesday September 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
Barnes & Noble – Northwest
Rainbow Promenade, 2191 N Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108
Kevin Smith brings his SMod-tour to Las Vegas with partners Jason Mewes and Ralph Garman!
Jay and Silent Bob Get Old featuring Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes plus Hollywood Babble-On featuring Ralph Garman & Kevin Smith appear at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th at 8:00 PM PDT!
Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip
3771 Las Vegas Blvd South (Across from Monte Carlo), Las Vegas, NV