HeroesCon hosts their first annual fun run to fight hairy cell leukemia with t-shirts designed by Eric Canete!
Thanks to the great response we received from you guys, we are going to have our first HeroesCon Fun Run this year! Join us Saturday morning on June 23rd for exercise, friends, and fun! We’ll be meeting outside The Westin, Stonewall St side at 7:00 AM. We’ll be accepting donations (after we cover printing costs) on behalf of the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation to fund research into the causes, diagnoses, and treatment of hairy cell leukemia, the disease that took the life of the great Dave Stevens. For your donation you will receive a HeroesCon Fun Run shirt with art by Eric Canete! Eric has even offered to do portfolio reviews for any aspiring artists willing to run, details here!
You don’t need to make a donation to run, but we sure would appreciate it and so would the foundation. Shirts will be available for pre-order for a VERY limited time (we need to get them to press!) So get your orders now! We will do a very small overprint of a few sizes to have the day of the run. We will not be shipping shirts, they will only be available the morning of the run! Thank you! Your generosity is appreciated!
ORDER YOUR HEROESCON FUN RUN SHIRT AT THE LINK!
HeroesCon is exactly one month away and guests are still being announced. This isn’t even the last guest list update before the show! We’re bursting at the seams! Get your tickets today! See the full guest list on the website!
We are happy to welcome Neal Adams back to HeroesCon this June 22-24! Thanks to everyone who attended last year and met Neal on his first visit to HeroesCon; you must have made a great impression! Neal is a legend in the comic book industry as much for his artwork as he is for crusading for the rights of fellow creators and striking out on his own when such a thing was unheard of. Neal’s career spans decades, from classic runs on characters like X-Men, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, and Batman to his current Batman: Odyssey. Be on the lookout for The First X-Men coming soon from Neal and writer (and fellow HeroesCon 2012 guest) Christos Gage! One of Jared Moraitis’ BeastWreck Shirts & Stuff was recently featured on an episode of NBC’s Community. Jared makes great shirts and if you buy two shirts at HeroesCon this year one of them should say BeastWreck on it! The other one will of course say HeroesCon or Indie Island.
Michel Fiffe is the creator of the comic series, Zegas, which he began publishing in 2011 as Copra Press. On top of writing and drawing Zegas, Fiffe has immersed himself in various comics projects such as editing the indie anthology Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies and conducting in-depth creator interviews for several institutions including The Comics Journal.
When he’s not working in animation, Dan Duncan is making comics. You’ve seen his art on the latest incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and on the beautifully painted covers of Xenoholics. Catch this guy before he and his crew are super famous and don’t have time for you. Ah, he’d make time anyway, Dan is a super nice guy.
Artist Tom Lyle is also returning to HeroesCon next month. Tom’s illustrated numerous books like Spider-man, Robin, Punisher and Batman. He’s also an instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), who he’ll be setting up with again this year.
Jeffrey Brown had a recent hit with Darth Vader and Son, and is well known for other comics like The Incredible Change-Bots, Little Things, Clumsy, Unlikely and many more.
Tom Bancroft is a veteran artist in animation, storyboards and comics. He’s done design work for lots of big Disney films like Aladdin, Lion King and Mulan, and illustrated books like Opposite Forces and the art instruction book Creating Characters With Personality.
June Brigman and Roy Richardson are the married creators behind the past fifteen years of Brenda Starr. June is also known for her work on titles like Power Pack, Supergirl and an adaptation of the novel Black Beauty with Roy. Dennis Calero has been a go-to artist for many companies over the years. In addition to work on popular properties like 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Calero’s also illustrated books like X-men: Noir, X-factor and Cowboys & Aliens. Michael Dolce is a comics writer who has worked on books like Grimm Fairy Tales, Descendant and Sire.
Zealand “Steve” Jones has been a character designer on animated shows such as Batman: Brave and The Bold, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, Superman, and the New Adventures of Batman. He also worked on Teen Titans, Legion of Superheroes, JL: The New Frontier DTV, JL: Crisis on 2 Earths DTV, Men In Black and G I Joe: Renegades. Currently , he is working on the new CG TMNT cartoon at Nickelodeon Studios. His pals Dan Panosianand Tim Townsend told him HeroesCon was a great show so he decided to make his first trip to the Queen City to check it out!
Drew Moss is currently drawing a story for Outlaw Territory Volume 3. He has also worked on Zombies VS Robots and The Baku.
Ethan Van Sciver has been a mainstay at DC for years now. He’s illustrated titles like Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Rebirth, Flash: Rebirth and most recently the new 52 title Fury of Firestorm.
David Antoine Williams made quite an impression last year at his first ever appearance at HeroesCon! See the image below for one of the reasons why! David has been keeping busy with covers for G.I. Joe, Cobra and tons of other stuff since we saw him last. Don’t miss this chance to meet and chat with the one and only “Brohawk”!
John Hairston Jr. celebrates the art of 1962 era Marvel Comics with ten life size canvases on display at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. John will paint an 11th canvas LIVE on opening night! Please join us for opening night on June 1st at 7PM and the show runs through June 30th.
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Jeremy Whitley signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 1:00 – 3:00pm!
Chapel Hill Comics is proud to announce our next signing event:
On Saturday, May 26, from 1pm until 3pm, Writer Jeremy Whitley will be signing the new collection of his comic Princeless! We will also give a FREE poster of the Princeless banner to the first 25 people who buy a copy of the book!
Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, one princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued. Join Adrienne and her guardian dragon, Sparky, as they begin their own quest in an all-ages action adventure designed specifically for those who are tired of waiting to be rescued… and who are ready to save themselves.
Princeless has been nominated for two 2012 Eisner Awards:
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) for Princeless #3, by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin (Action Lab)
Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12) for Princeless, by Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin (Action Lab)
Princeless has also been nominated for five 2012 Glyph Awards, which honor the best in comics’ portrayal of African-Americans:
Story of the Year for Princeless, Jeremy Whitley, writer, M. Goodwin, artist
Best Writer for Jeremy Whitley, Princeless
Best Artist for M. Goodwin, Princeless
Best Female Character for Adrienne, Princeless; created by Jeremy Whitley, writer, and M. Goodwin, artist
Best Cover for Princeless #1, M. Goodwin, illustrator
Please come on out and bring your kids! You can pick up a copy of the Princeless paperback, get it signed, and ask Jeremy about making comics! It should be a lot of fun!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Shelton Drum is honored and excited to welcome comics legend Stan Lee back to Charlotte as a featured guest of Heroes Convention’s 30th anniversary. Stan last attended HeroesCon in 1984 and his return this summer will be the crown jewel in the show’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.
Stan will be on hand signing autographs and posing for photographs during HeroesCon. He will also be featured on a panel discussion. All attendees of the convention will be welcomed to Stan’s panel, photo opportunities and autograph sessions. Details of our VIP ticket packages will be announced next Friday, May 10th! Sign up for our mailing list to get the news first!
Stan Lee is known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, as well as hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man as a syndicated newspaper strip that became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips and has appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide.Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member ofthe Editorial Board of Marvel Comics. Stan is currently the Chairman & Chief Creative Officer of POW!
“Stan Lee has been the face and the voice of Marvel Comics since the debut of The Fantastic Four in 1961 and has in recent years become the same for comics and superheroes in general to most fans. I’m very excited and proud that Stan will be helping Heroes celebrate HeroesCon’s 30th anniversary!” said convention organizer and comics retailer Shelton Drum.
This year’s Heroes Convention takes place June 22-24, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
- CHRIS BRUNNER – Co-creator and artist on Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Covers for Static Shock, Boondock Saints, & NOLA
- SHAWN CRYSTAL – Artist on Deadpool, Deadpool Max, & Deadpool Team-Up
- FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA – Creator of The Black Beetle, Artist on Captain America & Bucky, Detective Comics, Black Panther, & cover artist for pretty much every other comic book
- SANFORD GREENE – Creator of Rotten Apple, Artist on Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Methodman GN
- CULLY HAMNER – Co-creator of Red, Artist on The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning, Blue Beetle
- JASON LATOUR – Co-creator of Loose Ends, Artist on BPRD: Pickens County Horror, Noche Roja, Scalped, Daredevil: Black & White
- JACKIE LEWIS – Artist on Play Ball
- KEVIN MELLON – Artist on Heart, Lovestruck, S.H.I.E.L.D.
- JAY POTTS – Creator of World of Hurt
- BUDD ROOT – Creator of Cavewoman
- BRIDGIT SCHEIDE – Creator of Brother Nash
- BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist on Wednesday Comics, The Ride, Gun Candy, & a ton of Batman: Shadow of the Bat covers
- SKETCH CHARLOTTE – Several artists from this local sketch group will be on hand! Sketch Charlotte meets every Thursday at 6:30pm at Showmars on 7th and Pecan.
Wow! NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed.
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Cullen Bunn, Jacob Chabot, Jeremy Dale, Chris Giarusso, Brian Hurtt, Dan Khanna, Amanda Rachels, Craig Rousseau, Gregg Schigiel, Brian Smith, Yale Stewart, and Kelly Yates sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
Writer Jeremy Whitley signs at Ultimate Comics on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11:00am until 4:00pm!
Come meet Eisner Award nominee Jeremy Whitley and check out his fantastic comic Princeless. Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, one princess who’s tired of waiting to be rescued. Join Adrienne and her guardian dragon, Sparky, as they begin their own quest in an all-ages action adventure designed specifically for those who are tired of waiting to be rescued… and who are ready to save themselves.
6120-A Farrington Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rich Molinelli and Tony Scott (both featured artists for the Marvel 2012 Greatest Heroes trading cards) appear at Spandex City Comics to do signings and free sketches on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day from 11 a.m. to 4 pm!
Spandex City Comics
3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. #202, Charlotte, NC 28216
John Porcellino signs at Chapel Hill Comics on Wednesday, March 14, from 5pm until 7pm! John will sign his zines and books, and will do a slideshow and question and answer session, so bring all your questions about self-publishing!
JOHN PORCELLINO was born in Chicago, in 1968, and has been writing, drawing, and publishing minicomics, comics, and graphic novels for over twenty-five years. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Click here to read more!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516