Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is excited to announce it will be exhibiting at the 2014 New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, during the weekend of October 9-12.
BOOM! and its imprints KaBOOM!, Archaia, and BOOM! Box can be found at booth number 1344 and will host the following creators at varying times all weekend (please check at the booth for signing times):
Bryce Carlson (Hit)
Chris Miskiewicz (Thomas Alsop)
Collin Kelly (Hacktivist)
David Petersen (Mouse Guard)
Dan Fogler (Moon Lake)
Jackson Lanzing (Hacktivist)
Jake Lawrence (Teen Dog)
James Tynion IV (The Woods, Memetic)
Jason Starr (The Returning)
Josh Hechinger (The Grave Doug Freshley)
Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors, Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring)
Matt Gagnon (Day Men)
Marguerite Bennett (Butterfly, Sleepy Hollow)
Natasha Allegri (Bee and PuppyCat, Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake)
Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Sleepy Hollow)
Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest, Fiction Squad)
Shane-Michael Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches, Iron: Or, the War After)
Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)
Additionally, throughout the weekend, fans can buy original customized sketches on BOOM!’s “Get-A-Sketch” covers from several different artists, including:
Allison Strejlau (Regular Show)
Ian McGinty (Bravest Warriors)
Kate Leth (Bravest Warriors)
Travis Hill (Adventure Time)
Other BOOM! Studios creators also appearing at New York Comic Con include Humberto Ramos (Fairy Quest), Charles Soule (Strange Attractors), Chris Eliopoulos (Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse), Ed Brisson (Sons of Anarchy), Frank J. Barbiere (Black Market), Michael Moreci (Curse), Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk), Josh Williamson (RoboCop), Michael Dialynas (The Woods), Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (Translucid), Brent Schoonover (Mr. Murder Is Dead), Camilla d’Errico (Tanpopo), Chandra Free (The God Machine), Andrew E.C. Gaska (Space: 1999), Durwin Talon and Guin Thompson (Beautiful Scars), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Planet of the Apes), Garry Brown (Sons of Anarchy), Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Justin Jordan (Deep State), Rafael Albuquerque (Savage Brothers), Marcus To (Cyborg 009, Hacktivist), Deron Bennett (Hacktivist), Missy Pena (The Amazing World of Gumball), Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit), Stephanie Hans (Suicide Risk), and Tessa Stone (Regular Show: Hydration).
BOOM! Studios will also host a number of panels and debut numerous exclusive convention variant covers and limited edition items during the convention. Further details will be released next week. For tickets and more information on New York Comic Con, visit their site at www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy, goes on tour to sign his new memoir: Easy Street!
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Mission: Comics welcomes Michael DeForge, Simon Hanselmann, Patrick Kyle and a special addition of local favorite Ed Luce on Tuesday, October 7th at 5:00 pm!
+ MICHAEL DEFORGE currently lives and works in Toronto as a cartoonist, commercial illustrator, and as a designer for the hit Cartoon Network program Adventure Time. His one-person anthology series Lose has received great critical and commercial success, having been nominated for every major comics award including the Ignatz and Eisner Awards.
+ PATRICK KYLE lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He is the co-founder and editor of Wowee Zonk, a contemporary comic book anthology featuring up-and-coming international artists. He has been previously nominated for Doug Wright and Ignatz awards for his self-published comic book series Black Mass and Distance Mover.
+ SIMON HANSELMANN was born in Tasmania in 1981 and lives in Australia and on girlmountain.tumblr.com
+ Ed Luce (pronounced “loose,” like the opposite of tight) has made a huge splash in the comics scene with his self-published comic book series. Since 2008 he’s been traveling to conventions and comics festivals all over the U.S. Wuvable Oaf has garnered a huge following of fans both in the comics world and in the queer art world. Luce lives in San Francisco with his partner and collaborator, Mark, and their kitty, Luna. He can regularly be found either under a pile of drawing paper or at a local comics festival. His WUVABLE OAF will be published by Fantagraphics in March 2015
Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110
Award-winning comic book publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce it will be attending Rose City Comic Con for the first time, which will take place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, during the weekend of September 20-21.
BOOM! can be found at booth number 1201 and will host the following creators all weekend:
- Aubrey Aiese (Lumberjanes, Adventure Time: Pixel Princesses, Adventure Time: Seeing Red)
- Wook-Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flip Side)
- Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time: Playing with Fire, Adventure Time: Seeing Red)
For $30, fans can purchase a customized illustration of their choice on a blank sketch cover of a variety of comics.
The following creators will be signing at the booth on Saturday:
- Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, Escape from New York), 12pm-1pm
- Marc Andreyko (Clive Barker’s Nightbreed) and Ben Meares (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary), 2pm-3pm
- Joshua Williamson (RoboCop), 3pm-4pm
BOOM! will have a Rose City Comic Con exclusive variant for Lumberjanes #6 illustrated by Aubrey Aiese (who also happens to be the book’s letterer) available for purchase through the convention for $10.00 while supplies last.
For tickets and more information on Rose City Comic Con, visit rosecitycomiccon.com.
Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy and Hellboy, signs his new memoir at the Strand Book Store on Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 pm!
Ron Perlman’s fascinating life and career, from his childhood in Washington Heights to his early years in East Village off-Broadway theater, ultimately led to memorable roles in the cult classic Beauty and the Beast and the gritty television drama Sons of Anarchy, as well as action films like Hellboy. Ron will join us at Strand to sign books and answer YOUR questions! A must-attend evening for graphic novel buffs and fans of the FX network series alike.
Buy a copy of Easy Street (The Hard Way) or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)
Ron Perlman, star of Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim, and Hellboy, appears at Bookends on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:00 PM to sign his new book: Easy Street!
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
July 28, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.
“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”
The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.
Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.
Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.
Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.
“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”
New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.
Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.
“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”
More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.
For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.
Popular cartoonist, Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots) makes a rare Dallas appearance this Saturday August 2nd from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Zeus Comics! Joining Danielle is Dallas’ favorite Randy Milholland (Something Positive). It’s a web comics party IRL this Saturday at Zeus!
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247
Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Maximum Comics on Monday July 28th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm! She is signing across the country in celebration of the 10th anniversary of her webcomic Girls with Slingshots!
520 S. Marks Street #130, Henderson, NV 89014
Cards, Comics & Collectibles, the official retailer and news source for the Baltimore Comic-Con, is happy to announce that accomplished artist Andy Smith, who is inking over Jim Starlin on Marvel’s Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, penciling DC’s Future’s End, and who has provided art on many titles in the past, including DC Comics’ Batman and Marvel Comics’ X-Men Forever, will be signing in-store on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm.
In addition to Smith’s signing, Cards, Comics & Collectibles is also proud to present a store variant Andy Smith cover to Adventure Time from BOOM! Studios, which will be available at the store on Saturday.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to his Saturday signing in-store at Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reisterstown, MD, we’re bringing Andy with us to Leesburg, VA on Sunday, July 20th for the SuperNoVa Comicon at the Leesburg Volunteer Firehouse (215 Loudoun Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175), where he will be joined by fellow Adventure Time exclusive artists Carolyn Belefski (Curls) and Steve Conley (Bloop). Pick up your copies of all variant covers at the Cards, Comics & Collectibles booth!
Stop by to meet Andy at the store, and all three creators at the show, and check the show’s website for details on other guests too!
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136