Raina Telgemeier, the best-selling author of Smile, Sisters, and Drama is coming to the San Diego Central Library, in downtown San Diego, on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM for “An Evening with Raina,” a free event to help you get ready for Comic-Con International! Raina Telgemeier’s all-ages graphic novels have delighted readers of all ages! Come hear her speak about her work, bring your questions, and find out what’s next at this free special event presented by Comic-Con International and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, in conjunction with the San Diego Public Library.
Raina is a global phenomenon! Her three books, Smile, Drama, and Sisters—along with her four books based on Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club—total a staggering 3 million copies in print, placing her at the forefront of the children’s graphic novel boom. Her efforts to champion kids’ right to read include speaking out for Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Banned Books Week 2015 celebrates Young Adult books, and the rights of young readers everywhere to read fearlessly!
This popular comics creator is a special guest at Comic-Con International this year, but you don’t have to have a badge to see her in this special early appearance at the San Diego Central Library! “An Evening with Raina,” co-sponsored by Comic-Con and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium, located at 330 Park Blvd., in downtown San Diego. Admission is free, but seating is limited for this special event. CBLDF will have books available for donations.
About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, & educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation & challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics & the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news & information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project & Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org (link is external)
About Comic-Con International
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
San Diego Public Library
330 Park Blvd. San Diego CA 92101
Nickelodeon heads to Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 to showcase its rich content through an innovative booth design, fan activations, talent-driven panels and more.
Nickelodeon’s 1800 sq. foot booth (#4113) is inspired by the excitement and imagination streaming out of its Burbank Animation Studio. Sky-rocketing from the floor to the ceiling of the convention center, the booth’s bold collage design showcases series like Pig Goat Banana Cricket, Harvey Beaks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sanjay and Craig, SpongeBob SquarePants and more.
The booth will feature activations that include: a voice record room where fans can lend their own voices to select scenes from their favorite Nick TV shows; a facial recognition booth where attendees can become their favorite characters; a “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) celebration; and autograph signings with Tom Kenny, Kel Mitchell, and more.
Nickelodeon will present three panels: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Power!; Are you ready, kids? Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants; and Nickelodeon Animation featuring Sanjay and Craig – Noiice!, which will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Sanjay and Craig, Harvey Beaks and the upcoming series Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House.
In addition, Nickelodeon Animation will take over the Horton Grand Theater to bring fans Nickelodeon’s Variety Show ft. Breadwinners Live!, a cartoon-copia of surprises including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles on Saturday, July 11.
The following is a full rundown of the panels and booth activity:
Friday, July 10
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Power! – Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon’s hit animated series. Moderated by the internet’s biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (aka “@BlackNerd”), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into season four and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of our TMNT world; Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw), Fred Tatasciore (Rocksteady) and more special guests! Booyakasha!
Saturday, July 11
Are you ready, kids? Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants – The cast of SpongeBob is back! We’ve assembled all your Bikini Bottom favorites to perform the episode “Idiot Box” at a live table read as chosen by fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Bikini Bottomites). Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a brand new episode and fan trivia with prizes! Hosted by Claudia Spinelli, VP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon. All landlubbers welcome!
Sunday, July 12
Nickelodeon Animation featuring Sanjay and Craig – Noiice! – Sanjay and Craig returns to Comic Con with a live table read followed by a Q&A with the cast and creators. Featuring creators and co-executive producers Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell, and voice talent Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) and other special guests. Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, VP of Current Series Animation for Nickelodeon. But that’s not all! After the Q&A we’re screening, sneak peeks from Sanjay and Craig and Harvey Beaks, plus, a special preview of Nick Animation’s upcoming brand new shows Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House.
Saturday, July 11, Location: The Horton Grand Theater
Nickelodeon’s Variety Show ft. Breadwinners Live! – Nickelodeon Animation takes over the Horton Grand Theater to bring you a cartoon-copia of surprises including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles! Hosted by DJ Boogie. Ticket Required: get free tickets in the Autograph Area of Comic Con’s Sails Pavilion. Come hang out, crush some snacks and enjoy the show! You can meet SpongeBob, Patrick and the Dino Charge Power Rangers, watch exclusive cartoons and the world premiere of two brand new shows, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House. See the stars of Henry Danger unmask a super-secret surprise and laugh with the voice cast of Breadwinners as they perform and sing at a live table read! Yip-Yip! Scheduled to appear are Robbie Daymond (SwaySway), Eric Bauza (Buhdeuce) and special guests. This is the one-night-only kids and family event full of amazement that you won’t want to miss.
ONGOING BOOTH ACTIVITY
- #TBT: Nickelodeon kicks-off SDCC with a “Throwback Thursday” day-long celebration featuring an appearance and autograph signing with Kenan & Kel star Kel Mitchell; a photo opportunity with the beloved ‘90s character Stick Stickly; appearances by the Rugrats costumed characters Tommy, Chucky and Angelica; and exclusive giveaways.
- VO Your Favorite Show: The center of the Nick booth will feature a voice record booth where fans can test their voiceover skills by recording their own scene from a popular Nick animated show. Participants will be video recorded and will receive an email of the video featuring a side-by-side of the booth with the animated scene to share with friends. Nickelodeon partnered with digital agency RED Interactive Agency to create the experience which will be open to fans each day of Comic-Con.
Nito–Get Animated App: Nickelodeon teams up with Nito (www.NitoApp.com) to allow kids (and big kids) to “become” their favorite Nick characters. Step into the booth and voila – your movements and expressions are mimicked perfectly by SpongeBob, Korra, Harvey Beaks, and more! You can take part in a real animated scene and will then be emailed a video to share (and show off with).
- Autograph Signings: During the convention, Nickelodeon talent will sign autographs for fans. Signing opportunities include: Kel Mitchell, SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles talent and executive producers, Sanjay and Craig creators and talent,Breadwinners creators, Pig Goat Banana Cricket creators, The Loud House creator, The Legend of Korra co-creators/executive producers, and the Power Rangers Dino Charge cast.
- Costumed Characters Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Rugrats and Power Rangers Dino Charge characters will make appearances during the convention.
- Giveaways: Fans have chances to win special products over the course of the convention.
Conan O’Brien Moderates Lionsgate Panel at SDCC 2015 featuring Mockingjay Part 2 and The Last Witch Hunter
LIONSGATE PRESENTS “THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2” AND “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER” DURING A PANEL IN HALL H WITH THE STARS AND FILMMAKERS, MODERATED BY CONAN O’BRIEN, AT COMIC-CON® 2015
Panel Features Never-Before-Seen Footage from “Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter”
SANTA MONICA, Calif, June 11, 2015 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, will give Comic-Con® 2015 attendees two exclusive looks at the studio’s most anticipated fall film releases, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “The Last Witch Hunter,” during a panel that will feature Q&As with the stars and filmmakers of both movies to be moderated by Emmy® Award-winning comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien. The star-studded Lionsgate panel and exclusive reveals will take place in Hall H on Thursday, July 9 from 12:00-1:15 p.m.
At the Lionsgate Booth (#4045), there will be talent and filmmaker signings, photo opportunities, promotional giveaways, AV and displays for an exciting slate of upcoming films. Among the numerous films being included are: “The Hunger Games” Mockingjay – Part 2” (November 20, 2015), “The Last Witch Hunter” (October 23, 2015), “Shaun the Sheep” (August 7, 2015), “American Ultra” (August 21, 2015), and “Sicario” (Limited – September 19, 2015).
Additional details regarding the panel:
Location and Time: Hall H (Thursday, July 9, 12-1:15pm)
Moderator: Conan O’Brien
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – a must-see for all, this panel will provide a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic “The Hunger Games” film franchise. Attendees will be shown never-before-seen footage from “Mockingjay – Part 2” and treated to a Q&A session with the cast and filmmakers, who will reveal details of the big screen finale.
The Last Witch Hunter – Vin Diesel is “The Last Witch Hunter” and he is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history. Join the cast as they preview exclusive footage from “The Last Witch Hunter” before its worldwide debut.
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has more than 30 television shows on over 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show, the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black and the breakout series The Royals.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ A Most Wanted Man, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.
Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com
The Vault of Midnight is proud to host some amazing artists as part of the Kids Read Comics festival!
SATURDAY JUNE 20th
12-1pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)
1-2pm: Signing with Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware! Dragons Beware!)
2-3pm: Signing with Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle Diaries)
3-4pm: Signing with Zack Giallongo (Star Wars Doodles, Broxo, Stratford Zoo series)
4-5pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)
5-6pm: Signing with Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), and Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics, Spongebob Comics)
SUNDAY JUNE 21st
12-1pm: Signing with Zac Gorman (Costume Quest, Rick and Morty)
1-2pm: Signing with Faith Erin Hicks (Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys), and Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters, Drama)
3:30-4:30pm: Signing with Kean Soo (Jellaby, March Grand Prix) and Tory Woollcott (Mirror Mind)
4:30-5:30pm: Signing with Chris Giarruso (G-Man, G-Man Super Journal)
For more information, please visit the link…
The Kids Read Comics Celebration is a totally free event that unites kids, teens, parents, teachers and librarians with professional artists and writers from the comics and animation fields. Our goal is to introduce kids to worlds of imagination while unlocking their creative impulses, and to serve that goal, the convention features:
– hands-on workshops
– panels and presentations for kids, families, and educators
– a chance for kids to meet and chat with comics and animation professionals
– the opportunity for kids to have their own art portfolios reviewed
Our celebration will be held at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor, which will host an artist alley and tons of hands-on workshops!
We hope to see you there!
Vault of Midnight
219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS AND MORE COMING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015
THE FORCE IS STRONG THIS SUMMER IN DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO.
The power of the Force is coming to San Diego Comic-Con, and StarWars.com has your opening crawl for the megaevent’s Star Wars programming. Check out our guide below for information on panels that cover Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hasbro’s latest action figures, new novels based on the original films, and much, much more. (If you can’t make it, don’t worry; visit StarWars.com for exclusive real-time liveblogs!)
The event takes place July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center, with Star Wars panels scheduled for Friday, July 10; look for some exclusive Star Wars: The Force Awakens products at SDCC, and be sure to check out EW.com tomorrow for details.
Friday, July 10, Star Wars Schedule
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Hall H
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a dynamic, all-star, New York Times-bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark andGrim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles) in conversation with Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became legends for legions of fans.
Star Wars Publishing 2015, Part 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Room: 7AB
Join a variety of authors as they talk about their upcoming projects from that galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.
Hasbro Star Wars, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings, and word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. In attendance will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardline categories at Lucasfilm such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotives, and more.
ILM 40th Anniversary, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room: 7AB
For 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures — to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition at San Diego Comic Con 2015
Writer/producer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Chrononauts, Kick-Ass, Starlight) appears at Graham Crackers Comics this Saturday June 13, 2015. He will sign at the Chicago Loop store from noon till 2:00 PM and the Naperville store from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!
Carving time out of his busy schedule juggling multiple comics titles and overseeing numerous movies, and hopping on a trans-Atlantic flight from Scotland to the fly-over zone, is none other than comic book industry titan Mark Millar.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet the man behind Marvel’s Civil War, DC’s Superman: Red Son, Kick-Ass, Wanted, and countless other comic and movie gems. Get your books signed, buy a few of the books you haven’t read and get those signed, and talk comics with Mark, at least until the other people in line push you aside!
Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
1271 Rickert Dr #135, Naperville, IL 60540
Comics legend Bryan Hitch (Age of Ultron, The Authority, The Ultimates) appears at Gosh! Comics on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to launch the new JUSTICE LEAGUE!
The relaunch of everyone’s favorite superhero team the Justice League is finally here! This first oversize issue serves as a perfect jump on point for new readers As you probably know Bryan Hitch has drawn the Justice League before back in 2000, but this time around Bryan will not only be drawing all the action but but will also be the writer for the series.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm!
Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. March: Book Two (Top Shelf), co-written by Andrew Aydin (with artist Nate Powell), brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world. After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence — but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the Deep South, they will be tested like never before.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651
Stan Lee is returning to HeroesCon! He’s coming to sign autographs and take photos with fans on Saturday, June 20th. For the serious Stan ‘The Man” Fan you can join Stan Lee and a very limited number of other TRUE BELIEVERS for a meet and greet on Friday evening. Check the HeroesCon ticket page to find the package that is right for you!
HeroesCon 2015 takes place June 19-21, 2015!
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
2015 Guests include:
STAN “THE MAN” LEE! | Avengers, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, X-Men
JASON AARON | Star Wars, Southern Bastards, Scalped, Wolverine & the X-Men, Thor
ARTHUR ADAMS | Longshot, X-Men, Monkeyman & O’Brien
MATTHEW ALLISON | Cankor
KRIS ANKA | X-Men, X-Force, Wolverine
JASON SHAWN ALEXANDER | Empty Zone, Abe Sapien, Batman: Arkham City
FRANK BARBIERE | Five Ghosts, Solar: Man of the Atom, The White Suits
JEREMY BASTIAN | Cursed Pirate Girl, The Guild: Tink, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
JOHN BEATTY | Secret Wars, Punisher, Batman, Thanos Quest
ANDY BELANGER | Southern Cross, Black Church
IVAN BRANDON | Drifter, Wolverine, Viking, NYC Mech, Offset Comics
JUNE BRIGMAN | Power Pack, Supergirl, Star Wars, Brenda Starr
PAT BRODERICK | Green Lantern, Micronauts, Nibiru and the Legend of the Anunnaki
MARK BROOKS | Star Wars, X-Men Legacy, Deadpool
DAVE BULLOCK | Director of Justice League:The New Frontier, Batman,Wednesday Comics
CULLEN BUNN | The Sixth Gun, Moon Knight, Hellbreak
REILLY BROWN | Lobo, Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet, Incredible Hercules
RYAN BROWNE | God Hates Astronauts, Manhattan Projects, Bedlam
CHRIS BRUNNER | Loose Ends, Sundowners, Batman: LOTDK
ERIK BURNHAM | New Warriors, TMNT/Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest
BEN CALDWELL | Prez, Wonder Woman, Dare Detectives
TALENT CALDWELL | Superman, Fathom, Wildcats
ERIC CANETE | RUNLOVEKILL, TRON: Uprising, Beware The Batman
RICHARD CASE | Spider-Man, Doom Patrol, Hunter: The Age of Magic, Annie Ammo
MATT CHAPMAN | Homestar Runner, Gravity Falls, The AquaBats! Super Show!
AMY CHU | Wonder Woman, Vertigo Quarterly, Girls Night Out
MATTHEW CLARK | Legend of the Dark Knight, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman
BRIAN CLEVINGER | Atomic Robo, 8-Bit Theater
AARON CONLEY | Sabertooth Swordsman
JASON COPLAND | Pop, Daredevil, Kill All Monsters
CREATUREBOX | Ratchet & Clank, 9 lives (Spider Kitty), The MONSTER VOLUME
C MARTIN CROKER | Space Ghost, Scooby Doo, Aqua Teen Hunger Force
TYLER CROOK | Harrow County, B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth, Petrograd
SHAWN CRYSTAL | Arkham Manor
TOBY CYPRESS | Punkrock*Jazz, The White Suits, Rodd Racer
GEOF DARROW | The Shaolin Cowboy, Hard Boiled, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot
KELLY SUE DECONNICK | Captain Marvel, Pretty Deadly, Bitch Planet
JEFF DEKAL | Journey Into Mystery, Avengers World, Shadowman
JOHN DELL | Harley VS Captain Carrot, Spider-Man, Guardians of The Galaxy
VANESA DEL REY | Hit 1955/1957, Zero, Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past
TODD DEZAGO | Tellos, Perhapanauts, Spider-Man
EVAN DORKIN | Beasts of Burden, Milk & Cheese, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Comic Book, Dork!
MING DOYLE | The Kitchen, Constantine, Dark Universe
NICK DRAGOTTA | East of West, Howtoons
TOMMY LEE EDWARDS | Turf, Brandon Generator, Vandroid, The Question
JOE EISMA | Morning Glories, Notorious, Existence 3.0
JOEY ELLIS | Leaky Timbers
MATT FEAZELL | The Amazing Cynicalman, ZOT!, Disney Adventures Magazine
MICHEL FIFFE | Copra, Zegas, Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies
IAN FLYNN | Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, New Crusaders
CHARLES FORSMAN | TEOTFW, Celebrated Summer, Revenger
NATHAN FOX | Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers, FBP, SFX Anthology
MATT FRACTION | ODY-C, Sex Criminals, Casanova, Hawkguy
FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA | Afterlife with Archie, The Black Beetle, Detective Comics
JUAN GEDEON | Ghost Racers
MITCH GERADS | The Punisher, The ACTIVITY, Doctor WHO, Planet of the Apes
MICHAEL GOLDEN | The Nam, Micronoauts, Dr. Strange, She-Hulk, Howard the Duck
SANFORD GREENE | Runaways, Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Methodman GN
JUANJO GUARNIDO | Blacksad, Sorcelleries
DUSTIN HARBIN | BEHOLD! The Dinosaurs, DIARY COMICS, Nutted!, DHARBIN!
JAMES HARREN | Rumble, BPRD, Abe Sapien
TONY HARRIS | Ex Machina, Starman, War Heroes, Spider-Man, Batman
JEREMY HAUN | Batwoman, Bad Karma, The Darkness
ERICA HENDERSON | Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Subatomic Party Girls
JONATHAN HICKMAN | East of West, The Manhattan Projects, Avengers
JAMAL IGLE | Molly Danger, Terminator, G.I.Joe
KATHRYN IMMONEN | Operation S.I.N., RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, Moving Pictures
STUART IMMONEN | RUSSIAN OLIVE TO RED KING, Captain America, X-Men
KLAUS JANSON | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Daredevil, Spider-Man
SANDY JARRELL | Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Unfair
GEORGES JEANTY | Serenity, Buffy, Green Lantern, Superboy
DAVE JOHNSON | Superman: Red Son, Silk, Batman
JUSTIN JORDAN | Luther Strode, Spread, Dead Body Road
KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER | The Humans, Galactic Breakdown, Force Majeure
RYAN KELLY | The New York Four, Star Wars, Funrama, Local, Saucer Country
MATT KINDT | Mind MGMT, Star Wars, RAI
TOM KING | Grayson, Omega Men, Teen Titans
BARRY KITSON | Empire: Uprising, Spider-Man, Legion of Super Heroes
SCOTT KOLINS | Flash, Avengers, Justice League, Spider-man, Larfleeze
JASON LATOUR | Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen, Loose Ends, Winter Soldier
ROYDEN LEPP | RUST
TULA LOTAY | SAT-SUN ONLY Supreme: Blue Rose, Bodies
ANDREW MACLEAN | Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper, Colonial Souls
MIKE MAIHACK | Cleopatra in Space
FRANCIS MANAPUL | Detective Comics, The Flash, Adventure Comics, Superman Batman
STEVE MANNION | Fearless Dawn, The Bomb
BENJAMIN MARRA | Night Business, OMWOT, Captain Victory
LAURA MARTIN | Avengers, Wolverine and the X-Men
PAUL MAYBURY | Valhalla Mad, Dogs of Mars, Aqua Leung
DAVE MCCAIG | American Vampire, Arkham Knight: Genesis, Dark Universe
MIKE MCKONE | Justice League United, Avengers: Endless Wartime
BOB MCLEOD | New Mutants, Spider-Man, Kraven’s Last Hunt
KAGAN MCLEOD | Kaptara, Infinite Kung Fu
KEVIN MELLON | Archer, Suicide Sisters, Heart, Lovestruck
CHRISTOPHER MITTEN | Umbral, Wasteland, 30 Days of Night
TRADD MOORE | Luther Strode, Ghost Rider
TOM NEELY | The Humans, Henry & Glenn Forever, The Blot
MIKE NORTON | Battle Pug, Revival
PHIL NOTO | Black Widow, Ghost, X-Force, Birds of Prey
JAMES O’BARR | The Crow
RYAN OTTLEY | Invincible, Haunt
DAN PANOSIAN | John Tiffany, Batwing, All Star Western
RAMÓN PÉREZ | Hawkeye, Tale of Sand, Spider-Man
DAVID PETERSEN | Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
ED PISKOR | Hip Hop Family Tree, Wizzywig, American Splendor: Our Movie Year
NICK PITARRA | The Manhattan Projects, The Red Wing
JUSTIN PONSOR | Death of Wolverine, Spider-Verse, Ultimate Spider-Man
JOE PRUETT | CCO/Publisher of AfterShock Comics, X-Men, Cable
PAT QUINN | The Phantom, GI Joe: Declassified, Necrotic
JOE QUINONES | Howard The Duck, Wednesday Comics, Amazing Spider-Man
KHARY RANDOLPH | Techjacket, Deadpool, Justice League Beyond
ANDREW ROBINSON | The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star, Batman, Winter Soldier
ROBBI RODRIGUEZ | Spider-Gwen, Frankie Get Your Gun, FBP, Uncanny X-Force
CRAIG ROUSSEAU | Avengers, Perhapanauts, Batman Beyond, Impulse
STEPHANE ROUX | Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Zatanna, Birds of Prey, Action Comics, Batman
JIM RUGG | Street Angel, Supermag, Afrodisiac
ANDY RUNTON | Owly
TIM SALE | Captain America White, Batman, Spider-Man, Catwoman
STUART SAYGER | Machete, Bram Stokers Death Ship, Bionicle
MATTEO SCALERA | Black Science, Dead Body Road, Indestructible Hulk, Secret Avengers
BOB SCHRECK | EIC Legendary Comics
TOM SCIOLI | Transformers vs. G.I.Joe, Godland, American Barbarian
BEN SEARS | Double+, Pressure/Sensitivity, As You Were
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA | High Crimes, Ghost, Dead Letters, Alien Vs. Predator
EVAN SHANER | Shazam, Flash Gordon, Adventures of Superman
TONY SHASTEEN | Star Trek, Vampire Diaries, Batman: Arkham Unhinged
BILL SIENKIEWICZ | Elektra: Assassin, Stary Toasters, New Mutants
HOYT SILVA | Operation: Nemesis, Quatermain: Ghosts of the Nzadi
NATE SIMPSON | Nonplayer
ANDY SMITH | Thanos, X-Men, Stormwatch, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
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“The Amazing Spider-Man” Artist Ryan Stegman To Appear at Grand Rapids Comic-Con
The Amazing Spider-Man artist Ryan Stegman will be at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con on October 16-18 at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Ryan’s first art job was to do covers for Markosia including Starship Troopers and Midnight Kiss. He then found himself at Marvel working as the penciller and inker for the series Magician Apprentice in which he contributed from 2006-2009.
Ryan signed an exclusivity agreement with Marvel in 2010. Ryan did various work for Marvel for titles such as Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Sif, and X-23 before his memorable work on the “Man Hunt” series for She-Hulks.
In 2011, Ryan did work on the Fear Itself: Deadpool series before becoming an artist for The Amazing Spider-Man series as well as assorted off-shoots. Ryan also drew for Superior Spider-Man and Scarlet Spider series during that time, both of which having direct ties to the death of Peter Parker.
Ryan has also contributed to numerous other Marvel series, including Fantastic Four, Avengers Vs. X-Men, and Moon Knight. His most recent work is included in the “Rogue Logan” series for Wolverine.
Ryan is also regular cover artist for both Zenescope Entertainment and BOOM Studios.
“Ryan Stegman is one of the best known artists in the field today,” said event director Mark Hodges. “Ryan unfortunately had to cancel on us last year due to the weather, and we are more than happy to have him back.”
The third Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 16-18, 2015, at the DeVios Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other artist guests include Green Lantern scribe Ethan Van Sciver, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic writer Katie Cook, and Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters artist Mike Grell. For more information go to www.grcomiccon.com.