1st Annual Acme Comic-Con focuses on Indy Creators

acmeIt’s time to celebrate comic creators and we’re hosting the first annual Acme Comic-Con to show our love and apprecaition for the comic community. This is a FREE event open to all!

We’re honered to have artist Alex Saviuk as our featured guest. Alex has an impressive line of work and has been working in comics since 1977. His work includes Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, Action Comics, Green Lantern, House of Mystery and Detective Comics to name a few.

Our special guests include:
– Aaron Conley (Artist to Sabertooth Swordsman, Dark Horse Presents, Secret Wars: Battleworld, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Howard the Human)
– Fabian Rangel Jr. (Writer of Space Riders, Doc Unkonwn, Dark Horse Presents, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Amazing Adventures).
– Mike Spicer (Colorist on Mythic, Black Science, Head Lopper, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dead Drop, Sons of Anarchy, Charmed)
– Christen Slade (Creator of Korgi)

Check out our current list of creators to be present at the con-

– Joel Carrol
– Richard Rivera
– Dwayne Biddix
– Enzo Garza
– Walter Ostlie

More to be added soon!

We’re also giving away special incentives to the first 20 people in line. More details to follow soon. As well, raffles will be going on throughout the comic-con with original art, comics and collectibles to be won. We’ll also have exclusives sales running that day on comics!

The annoucements and special incentives are just beggining, be sure to watch this space as we announce more guests, creators and giveaways!

for more info on Acme Superstore check out their website!

NC – Oyster War Release Signing

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Ben Towle appears at Acme Comics to promote the new Oni Press graphic novel OYSTER WAR on Saturday October 24th from noon until 4:00 PM!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Manifest Destiny Signing

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Artist Matthew Roberts appears at Acme Comics on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at noon to sign MANIFEST DESTINY!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2015

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Jill Thompson, Jason Howard, and many more appear at Acme Comics on Saturday May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!

This year’s festivities will include:

-Our first ever Free Comic Book Day exclusive variant for Marvel’s Secret Wars #0!

-Visiting artists in the Sketch Pavilion!
–Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues
–Ryan Browne – God Hates Astronauts
Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Voltron
Dan dos Santos – Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
–Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Mini Marvels
–Stephen Green – Cafe Racer
–Jason Howard – Trees, Super Dinosaur
–Emi Lenox – Emitown, Plutona
–Gregg Schigiel – Pix: One Weirdest Weekend
–Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Voltron Force
Jill Thompson – Beasts of Burden, Sandman

-Facepainting by Munchie & Me!

-T-shirts & limited edition prints from Death by Ink!

-Fan Film Festival at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema!

-Pub-style trivia after-hours!

-Cosplay contest!

-Door prizes!

-Apparel sale at Acme Comics Presents!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Convergence: Shazam #1 Signing

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Writer Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, Aquaman) and illustrator Evan Shaner (Flash Gordon, Buddy Cops) appear at Acme Comics on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – G-Man Super Journal Signings

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Cartoonist Chris Giarrusso appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM and again on Saturday, February 21st from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm!

Chris will be in the store signing copies of his new book G-Man’s Super Journal: Awesome Origins, the first in a series of illustrated prose novels, as well as his previous graphic novels (Coming Home, Cape Crisis and Learning to Fly)! Signing and sketching will be FREE!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Launch Party

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Artist Erica Henderson and colorist Rico Renzi appear at Acme Comics on Saturday January 10, 2015 for the launch party of UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL from Marvel Comics!

The festivities will kick off with an early afternoon signing at Acme from noon until 2:00 PM, then Erica & Rico will break for lunch before hosting the very first meeting of the Squirrel Scouts down at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema (contact Joe Scott for details on how to participate)! At 4:00 PM it’s back up to Acme for the evening shift until 6:00 PM, then a dinner break before a live recording of Acmecast back down at Geeksboro at 8:30 PM!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Serenity Signing

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Artist Dan Dos Santos appears at Acme Comics on Wednesday April 16th for a signing from 5:00-7:00 pm! Dan is the award winning cover artist on the standard edition Serenity Leaves on the Wind cover, the current Tomb Raider series, Fables #136, and even some Magic the Gathering cards!

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Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

acme-fcbdJoe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Yale Stewart, Jacob Chabot, Erica Henderson, and many more sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release:

The countdown is on as Acme steps into the next age of the Triad’s oldest & largest comic book store, consolidating their creative power back into the Lawndale Shopping Center and strengthening it’s partnership with Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema to bring you the best Free Comic Book Day ever!

2014 IMPROVEMENTS

–57 different comic offerings, up from last year’s 52, PLUS whatever other promo books we find around the shop to add to the mix! The first 50 people in line are guaranteed a copy of each book, an offer so appealing it pushes the physical boundaries of the official Free Comic Book Day bags!

–The air-conditioned and waterproofed Sketch Pavilion in Acme Comics Presents will be streamlined to get you through the line faster than ever before while ensuring all attendees that would like to have the opportunity to get their books signed and get a one of kind commission can do so for FREE!

–Geeksboro’s main floor will also play host to even more artists with which to visit!

–Discover more about one of our favorite publishers as we screen Sequart’s Image Revolution featuring length documentary in the 48 seat theatre downstairs in Geeksboro!

–Get to know renowned local cosplayers like Ed “Static Shock” Newsome, Caitlin “Robin” Rhyne, Ian “War Machine” Raulston, and many, MANY more on the sidewalks of the Lawndale Shopping Center!

–FREE face-painting by Munchie & Me!

–Once again, hang out all night and all day and all night again at Geeksboro as our pals down the sidewalk will be open straight through on Friday for the food, beverages, and facility conveniences for anyone camping out over night, all day Saturday to provide refreshments and entertainment to event-goers, and until 2 AM Saturday night for the after-party to beat all after-parties!

–Pub-style Superhero Trivia on Saturday night complete with cash & comic prizes!

–Have small children and want to avoid some of the crowds? Stop by to pick up a bag of books and visit with creators at the Greensboro Children’s Museum (6 books, 3 artists) and the Windsor Recreation Center (4 books, 4 artists) from 10 AM – 1 PM!

Creators Appearing at Acme Comics & Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema:

Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues, Halloween Legion, Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo

Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Hello Kitty, Voltron Force, SpongeBob

Casey Coller – Transformers Robots in Disguise, Transformers More than Meets the Eye

Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Aw Yeah Comics, Mini Marvels, Bullpen Bits

Erica Henderson – Subatomic Party Girls, Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures

Sandy Jarrell – Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Wasteland

Tracy Lee Quinn – freelance illustrator, Free Comic Book Day poster

Joe Quinones – Ultimate Comics Survive, FF, Batman Black & White, Batman ’66

Amanda Rachels – Flesh of White, Arcana’s the Book, Clown Town

Gregg Schigiel – Pix Teenage American Fairy, SpongeBob Comics, X-Babies

Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Intrepid EscapeGoat, Uncle Ant

Yale Stewart – JL8 (Little League), Nova

Randall Trang – Roller Girl & the Flying Sidekick

Michael Watkins – Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers

Maris Wicks – Primates, Yes, Let’s, Batman Black & White

Kelly Yates – MonstHer, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Doctor Who: Fairytale

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

NC – Action Lab Day

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Acme is very proud to have partnered with Action Lab Comics to bring you a unique and in-depth entertaining learning experience on Saturday March 29th for FREE!

Come out and join Skyward creator Jeremy Dale, Skyward editor and Action Lab marketing director Kelly Dale, Ehmm Theory co-creator and artist Larkin Ford, Action Lab president Kevin Freeman and Ehmm Theory co-creator and writer Brockton McKinney for a day of SEMINARS, SIGNING and SKETCHING, all FREE to the public!*

SEMINARS
at ACME COMICS PRESENTS
    1. WRITERS FORUM with Jeremy Dale & Brockton McKinney, 11:00 AM
      • How to create story outlines, judge pacing and craft a script for an artist!
      • How to connect with an artist or vice versa and how you know you have a good fit!
      • Learn collaborative “Do’s” and “Don’t’s”!

 

    1. ARTISTS FORUM with Jeremy Dale & Larkin Ford, 1:00 PM
      • How to turn a written script into finished art!
      • How to decide between working with full color and black & white!
      • How to layout a cover to standout on the store shelves!

 

  1. BUSINESS FORUM with Kelly Dale & Kevin Freeman, 3:00 PM
    • Once you have an idea or finished product, how to market it via social media or conventions to stores and the public!
    • How to present your portfolio or story to a publisher!
    • What constitutes intellectual property and how to protect it!

 

SIGNING & SKETCHING
at ACME COMICS
  • Kelly Dale & Brockton McKinney – 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Jeremy Dale & Larkin Ford – 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

*Each of the three sessions is limited to 10 attendees, so please reserve your spot via FacebookTwitter ore-mail in advance! Only those seriously interested, please! Just a few spots left so reach us today!

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

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