The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is hitting the Baltimore Comic Con in a massive way. Hero will be at booth #1601 September 5-7, 2014 with exclusive creators, signings, and more!
Hero will be the only place to find legendary writer Dennis O’Neil (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow) and longtime fabled Marvel artist and editor Al Milgrom (Avengers, Spectacular Spider-Man). Look for them all weekend long at booth #1601.
Hero’s exclusive Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 will also be on sale at Baltimore, and ALL three artists who created the cover will be on hand for a special signing! Penciler Herb Trimpe, inker Tom Palmer, and colorist Laura Martin will be at the Hero booth Saturday from 10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. It’s your PERFECT chance to get this great limited edition signed by three comic greats!
Fans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 11 top creators. Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Cliff Chiang, Alan Davis, Dan Jurgens, Ron Marz, Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Mark Morales, Denny O’Neil, Tom Palmer, Brian Pulido, and Herb Trimpe! Bring your books to the CGC booth, #707, no later than 5 p.m. Friday, September 5. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!
And Marvel Comics SVP-Executive Editor Tom Brevoort is dropping the knowledge for Hero! Tom’s Marvel Boot Camp panel at the con will be a special, ticketed-only seminar in which Tom gives the same training lecture he gives the Marvel editorial staff. Find out the real Marvel method of storytelling and important tricks of the trade! Tickets are available ONLY at the Hero booth, and the seminar lasts a whopping two hours, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, September 7.
Finally, make sure your evening is covered with a trip to the Harvey Awards! Hero Initiative is awarding its Lifetime Achievement Award and Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award as part of the festivities. Be on hand to see who’s earned the hardware!
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic-book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has granted more than $700,000 to the comic-book veterans who have paved the way. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Illustrator and cartoonist Michael Cho, whose work has graced covers for Marvel and DC Comics, tackles the search for self-fulfillment in the big city in his brilliant debut graphic novel Shoplifter. His style evokes in equal measure the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and aesthetics of Silver- and Bronze-Age superhero comics. Cho’s previously published work includes Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes, a collection of sketches depicting Toronto’s cityscape. He created the illustrations for Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy and is well known for his offbeat illustrations of superheroes. One of his stories was included in The Best American Comics 2010.
He is joined in conversation by Chip Kidd, four-time Eisner Award-winning designer and author of Batman: Animated, Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schultz, and Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross. As an editor of graphic novels for Pantheon Books, he has worked with some of the very best talents in the medium, including Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Charles Burns, and David Mazzucchelli. Kidd is also the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, the Design industry’s highest honor.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Eisner award-winning author and cartoonist Paul Pope appears at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in conversation with art critic and editor Jillian Steinhauer of Hyperallergic on Tuesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm!
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012
Meet Comics Legend Neal Adams at Velocity Comics on Wednesday September 10th from 5:00 to 8:00pm! First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each)
Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase! We are also taking on commissions so now is the time to get a piece of art drawn up by Neal Adams. Email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org Jason will work out characters and prices with you. Maybe get a Batman: Black & White Variant blank with a Batman head sketch drawn on it. You can also call Jason at 212-869-4170.
Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary ‘runs’ on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an “Avenger of the Night.” When people say ‘modern Batman,’ they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in “Batman Begins” movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul. Neal just did an 8 page story in Batman Black & White #1. Don’t miss out on picking one up at the store and having Neal sign it.
904 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220-3809
Hot writer and comedic genius, Gerry Duggan, appears at Orbital Comics on Wednesday, September 24 to meet fans of the Merc With A Mouth and sign copies of his work in a rare London appearance.
Duggan has quickly become a fan-favourite thanks to a strong showing on Deadpool (with Brian Posehn) as part of the Marvel Now! relaunch – and he’s recently taken over as writer on Nova and Hulk, plus the upcoming Batman-spinoff Arkham Manor for DC Comics.
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591
Artist Andrew Robinson appears at Crescent City Comics on Saturday, September 20th at 6:00 pm to celebrate the shop’s fifth birthday! Andrew will be there signing prints and books.
Crescent City Comics
4916 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Tim Seeley signs at Graham Cracker Comics in honor of Jack Kirby’s birthday on Thursday August 28th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM! Tim is the writer of the hit GRAYSON series for DC Comics and creator/writer on the Image series REVIVAL as well as the writer/artist/creator of the cult favorite HACK/SLASH comic series!
Graham Cracker Comics – Edgewater
5443 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60647
Comic Legend Neal Adams appears for a signing at Graham Crackers Comics’ CHICAGO LOOP location on Wednesday August 20th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm (hopefully hours that will allow everyone a chance to meet him!)
First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each (costs $20 at WW Chicago!) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase!
Who is Neal Adams? Neal Adams is a towering figure in the world of comic book creation and art. Neal has had legendary runs on Batman, X-Men, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and Deadman. Adams rescued Batman from the campy nostalgia of the television show, and re-fitted him in his present incarnation as an Avenger of the Night. When people say “modern Batman” they mean Neal Adams’ Batman. His run on Batman led directly to the new, more realistic incarnation in the Batman Returns movie, which featured the character he created, Ra’s Al Ghul.
Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Writer James Tynion IV appears at JHU Comic Books on Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign The Woods and Batman Eternal!
*Purchase of The Woods Vol. 1 TPB or Batman Eternal #22 required to participate in signing.
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Writer Geoff Johns (Green Lantern, Superman: Unchained) appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Forever Evil on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036