Easy Street Signing Tour

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Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy, goes on tour to sign his new memoir:  Easy Street!

Tuesday, September 30th at 6:00 PM

Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-445-0726

Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm

Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm

Book Revue
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-1442

Tuesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

 
Wednesday October 8th at 7:00 PM
 
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

Comic Art House Takes NYCC 2014 By Storm

Press Release:

Comic Art House takes New York Comic Con by storm! All artists will have original art for sale and prints! Most artists will be accepting commissions on site! You can find our very talented artists all in one place!

NYCC 2014 Artist Locations:comic-art-house

Agnes Garbowska C15
Autumn Frederickson P15
Ben Templesmith M1
Billy Fowler I15
Buzz E9
Cat Staggs I8
Chrissie Zullo I18
Christian DiBari J14
Christopher Uminga I17
Daniel Govar A3
Jim Calafiore V1
Jay P Fosgitt D12
Jeff Dekal A2
Jessica Cox (h-eri) V16
Joe Eisma W15
Edwin Huang W16
Katie Cook C10
Keron Grant BB11
Leo Leibelman S3
Mark Dos Santos B17
Mark Texeira F4
Matthew J Fletcher I16
Mike Lilly E18
Nen P10
Norman Lee O9
Pat Davidson B7A
Sara Richard A4
Scott Wegener I12
Stephane Roux E10

Secure your order!
In addition to these artists, Mike Henderson, Steve Scott, and Brent Peeples will be appearing at their publisher’s booths throughout the weekend!

Several artists, but not all, are accepting pre-orders for commissions, some for pick-up and some to be completed at the show. Commission slots are limited, so please contact me at bob@comicarthouse.com or text me at 603-657-0480.

We look forward to seeing you at NYCC and thank you for your patronage!

Wizard World Chicago Comic Con 2014 Report! (Including an Interview with Lou Ferrigno)

It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . No. Let me rephrase. Waiting sucks.

I was in line at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Shoulders smarting, back stiff as a statute, legs wobbly like a wooden easel, I was waiting for Josh Peck, a guest at this year’s (August 21-24) Chicago Wizard World Con. Josh is best known for starring opposite Drake Bell in the Nicklodeon show Drake & Josh. My daughter loved that show, and I was standing in line for her.

Josh finally arrived, and a great cheer went up–until he realized neither he nor his handler had any photos for him to sign. So we waited another 20 minutes. Chatted him up (his take on appearing in the remake of Red Dawn: “Awesome.”). Someone asked if he would yell “Megan!”, his signature line from Drake & Josh; he politely declined. Oh, and I got a selfie.

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(OK, it wasn’t a selfie; I asked someone to take the pic. Shows you how superannuated I am.)

Josh was friendly but ill-at-ease. You could tell he was a convention novice, as opposed to, say, Lou Ferrigno. A regular at Wizard World cons, Lou is best known for his role as the Hulk in the 1978 CBS television series. I got a chance to talk to him for a few minutes.

Me: How did you get started doing conventions?

Lou: I was out with a friend of mine one time, and I went to a place in Hollywood where they had a convention. I walked around, and they kept telling me I ought to do a convention because the fans really want my autograph. I’m so used to giving autographs, and I thought, why not have a table? That’s how it started. It’s a good living.

Me: How long have you been doing conventions?

Lou: About 15 years.

Me: What are some crazy fan stories you can share?

Lou: I had a woman one time who came to me about a year ago, and she had a Hulk tattoo on her leg, and she had my signature tattooed on her leg. She had both legs done, and she wanted to take a picture, and her husband is standing there looking like, every morning I have to get up and look at my wife’s legs with your signature and the Hulk’s picture.

Me: I guess we saw where her loyalties lie. How did you get into character to play the Hulk?

Lou: It came naturally to me. I use pantomiming, acting without speaking, and they just loved it. I used the sensitive part of me to become the character.

Me: You have talked a lot about an actual actor playing the Hulk versus CGI. You’ve said people have told you they preferred your version.

Lou: Over 90% of the people have said that.

Me: Why do you think that is?

Lou: CGI cannot compete with a human Hulk. There is no sensitivity. The Hulk, the character I created, with his vulnerability and sensitivity—it can never be replaced.

Me: When I was growing up, my mother didn’t let me watch the Hulk because she said he was “vulgar.” Did you ever get negative comments from people who didn’t like the character?

Lou: The only negative was a lot of mothers hated me because their sons ripped their shirts and walked around the house that way.

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Another headliner was Stan Lee, whose first autograph session was scheduled for 5:00pm on Friday. I had paid online for an autograph ($80!), and though the ticket was good all weekend, I thought going the first day would help me eschew half-day lines. At 4:00, I strolled to his booth, saw about 20 people standing there, and got in line. Wonderful! I thought. Then: this doesn’t seem right. Next, I noticed three things in the span of 10 seconds:

  1. The Stan Lee VIP badges around the necks of the people in front of me;
  2. To my left, a separate line of proletariat-looking people, where I clearly belonged; and
  3. A con staffer walking toward me.

Once I was moved to the correct line, I waited about an hour, which isn’t bad. At one point, someone said Stan Lee was somewhere in the exhibit hall posing for pictures FREE. I found him, took this picture, and noticed something strange. Do you see it too?

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Five points to Gryffindor if you recognize that this person isn’t Stan Lee. I don’t know whether he was a cosplayer, a doppleganger, or something else, but I later got a candid (read: surreptitious) pic of the real deal.

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Stan was terrific, charming and humble, and his line managers took a bend-but-don’t-break approach that I appreciated. In fact, all the crowds were well managed. One helpful feature was a signing schedule at every celebrity’s booth, like this one at Josh Peck’s.

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Despite being the biggest event in the Wizard World portfolio, Chicago was a delight. I did a lot of waiting, but that is unavoidable, and I passed the time gawking at some world-class cosplayers. The rooms were laid out well, prices were clearly advertised, most things happened on time, and I saw little tension among staff or attendees. CGC was doing comic book grading on site, and that also went well, probably because Stan Lee had his own booth.

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If you go to only one Wizard World con ever, make it Chicago. You’ll have a ball. Here are a few more pics to show you why.

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No, this isn’t security removing an unruly attendee; it’s just a cadre of cosplayers.

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The long and short of it.

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Doin’ the Cybertron shuffle.

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Looking forward to the Ant Man movie in 2015.

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Even the queen had a good time hanging with a few (dis)loyal subjects.

CHANDLER RIGGS at Ultimate Horror Weekend!

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“Where’s Carl?” He’ll be at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, Saturday, Oct 25th (ONE DAY ONLY) in Orlando, FL.

CHANDLER RIGGS has just been added to our guest list along with cast members of The Walking Dead.

Visit our website www.spookyempire.com for advance discount tickets and VIP Packages!

MICE Returns for 2014

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Press Release:

MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.

MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.

This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.

MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org

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MELISSA McBRIDE is making her very first Spooky Empire Appearance

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The Walking Dead’s MELISSA McBRIDE is making her very first Spooky Empire appearance

Saturday and Sunday ONLY!

Get your advance tickets and VIP packages today and meet “Carol” from The Walking Dead at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, October 25-26 in Orlando, FL!

Visit our site www.spookyempire.com for tickets and more details!

Marvel and Netflix to Debut Daredevil Cast at NYCC 2015

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Press Release:

MARVEL TELEVISION AND NETFLIX DEBUT THE CAST OF MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL, AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Animation Come to NYCC

NORWALK, CT – September 11, 2014 – Marvel Television and New York Comic Con (NYCC) announced today that fans at this year’s NYCC will get to experience the first cast appearance of the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s Daredevil. In addition, fans will get an inside look at Marvel’sAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what’s next for Marvel Animation, with a spotlight on Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Set and filmed in New York City, it is only fitting that Marvel’s Daredevil, which debuts exclusively on Netflix in 2015, be unveiled at NYCC. Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, will lead a panel at NYCC on Saturday, October 11 with Marvel’s Daredevil show-runner Steve S. DeKnight and the series’ star-studded cast, including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock / Daredevil). This will be the first time Marvel’s Daredevil cast will be assembled publicly to answer your burning questions about the series!

Marvel’s Daredevil is part of a partnership between Marvel Television, Netflix and the State of New York with all of the new television series being filmed in the streets of New York City. Filming kicked off with Marvel’s Daredevil and will continue to include series featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, andMarvel’s The Defenders. The alliance marks the largest film or television production project commitment in the history of New York State and will create 3,000 jobs and produce nearly 60 hours of television.

On Friday, October 10, Marvel Television will present a first look at the second season of its popular animated series Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. before its exciting season premiere onSunday, October 12 (9:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Then, fans will experience the world premiere of an all-new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,before it debuts on ABC on Tuesday, October 14th, in a panel moderated by Loeb.

“New York City is home to Marvel and some of the greatest fans in the world, so we ensured that Marvel Television brought its biggest panels ever to this NYCC!,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “Not only will fans get to experience our incredible partnership with Netflix as we introduce the cast ofMarvel’s Daredevil for the first time, but they’ll get to see the world premiere of a new Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode and their first look at the future of all their favorite super heroes courtesy of Marvel Animation.”

“New York Comic Con shines a spotlight across pop culture and we’re excited this year for a great many things, but there’s a special place in the show for pop culture made right here in New York City,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “We’re honored by Marvel Television’s overall commitment and humbled to play host to the cast of Marvel”s Daredevil. This is an important day for New York Comic Con and New York City.”

Specific details on Marvel Television’s New York Comic Con events…

Marvel Animation Presents
(Friday, October 10 – 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)
Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Friday, October 10 – 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM)
Jeph Loeb returns with exciting news and the world premiere of all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!

Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix
(Saturday, October 11 – 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM)
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

New York Comic Con, taking place on October 9-12 at the Javits Center in New York City, is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention with the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. New York Comic Con’s panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators, while screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world. Marvel’s Daredevil,Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. join additional film and television projects coming to New York Comic Con including The Walking DeadElementaryBIG HERO 6, and TOMORROWLAND.

More exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.NewYorkComicCon.comor and New York Comic Con’s social media pages (FacebookTwitter and Instagram).

ABOUT MARVEL:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL

About ReedPOP
ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime, East and South, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013, ReedPOP added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Asia/Pacific. (www.reedpop.com)

Sergio Cariello to attend Winter Garden Wonderfest

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Sergio Cariello to attend Winter Garden Wonderfest

Cariello has been illustrating comics since 1992. At DC he worked on Superman, Wonder woman,Batman, Green Arrow, Azrael and others. Also drew for Marvel on iconic characters such as Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Hulk, Avengers and Conan. Taught several courses at the Joe Kubert School over 7 years. Penciled and inked Eisner nominated The Lone Ranger series, also Awarded Best Western Comic Book of the Year by True West Magazine’s Best of the West 2009 Source Book. Recently worked from Larry Hama’s script of GI Joe for IDW and collaborated with Lee Week’s Daredevil “Dark Nights” for Marvel. He’s also illustrated “Son of Samson Manga series for Zondervan Publishers and the Award winner, Best Selling juvenile book” Action Bible” for David C. Cook. Currently illustrating new stories for “The Christ” for Kingstone Media and Biblical Curriculum for Calvary and New Series for David C Cook Publisher , among other gigs here and there.

For mor information on Wonderfest check out the website HERE!

FL – Sirens Signing

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George Pérez appears at Coliseum of Comics on Wednesday, October 1st from 4:00 – 6:00 pm for the final signing on his national tour to promote his new series from Boom! Studios, SIRENS! Joining him will be Phoenicia Flynn (Fanisha) and April Hunter (Agony)! The exclusive cover for the Coliseum of Comics stop on the tour will feature the Sirens mystic Fanisha, modeled after George’s lovely wife Phoenicia!

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Coliseum of Comics
Seminole Towne Center
177 Towne Center Circle, Sanford, FL 32771
407-324-1800

Halloween Reunion at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend

Halloween reunionSCOUT TAYLOR-COMPTON and KRISTINA KLEBE

are joining Tyler Mane, Dee Wallace and Lew Temple at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend to represent Rob Zombie’s Halloween! 

Meet all 5 Halloween guests all weekend, October 24-26, 2014 at the DoubleTree at Universal in Orlando, FL. 

Get your discounted advance tickets and VIP packages today at www.spookyempire.com!

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