Hero Initiative Breezes into C2E2 2014 with Brian Azzarello, Israel Idonije…

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Hero Initiative breezes into the Windy city of Chicago for C2E2 With special Guest Brian Azzarello

Los Angeles (April 10, 2014) - Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, breezes into the windy of Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 25-27. Joining us is the well-known writer of 100 Bullets and Wonder Woman, Brian Azzarello! Hero’s booth, #836, will be the ONLY place Azzarello is doing signings. Brian will be at the Hero booth:

Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 27, 12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m. and again 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., make sure you head to the Sharp Comics booth, #1317. Artist Bob Layton will be signing Gold Key/Dynamite Comics variant covers for Hero at the booth!

And you can celebrate the return of defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Bears with signed Protectors prints for $25! The prints are signed by Idonije, plus Ron Marz and Bart Sears, the writer and artist of Protectors from Athleta Comics.

While at the booth, check out Hero’s AMAZING $1 specials—you can get the Marvel Apes #1 Hero Initiative variant or the 152-page ACTOR Comics Presents for just $1 each! Supplies are limited, and one of each per customer, please!

And check out the many Hero Initiative ambassadors throughout the floor who will be raising money for Hero at their own booths: Mark Bagley, Hillary Barta, Chris Burnham, Amanda Conner, Jenny Frison, Chris Giarrusso, Bryan JL Glass, Gene Ha, Phil Hester, Dan Jurgens, Scott Kolins, Paul Mounts, Mike Norton, Greg Pak, Ande Parks, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Perkins, Brian Pulido, Gordon Purcell, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Nicola Scott, Billy Tucci, Skottie Young, and Chrissie Zullo!

See you THERE!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

 

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Brian Azzarello, the incredible scribe of such comics as 100 BULLETS, LOVELESS, BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JOKER, and LUTHOR original graphic novels, as well as the current WONDER WOMAN and upcoming FUTURE’S END titles, appears at Aw Yeah Comics for a signing on Saturday, March 29th from noon till 2:00 pm!

RSVP on Facebook!

Aw Yeah Comics 
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: 847-423-2916

IL – FCBD: Jellaby/Futures End Signing

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JELLABY creator KEAN SOO appears at Challengers signing copies of Capstone’s “Adventures of Jellaby” or Free Comic Book Day on Saturday May 3, 2014!

JUST ADDED! Writer Brian Azzarello (Futures End, 100 Bullets, Wonder Woman) will appear as well!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Artist Alley Listings for Boston Comic Con 2013

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BOSTON COMIC CON returns on AUGUST 3-4 at new venue the SEAPORT TRADE CENTER. And here’s what is going on for all you fans…

Comic Creator Guests: George Perez, Mike Mignola, Neal Adams, Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Scott Snyder, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Brian Azzarello, Nate Bellegarde, Buzz, Tony Daniel, Jim Calafiore, Howard Chaykin, Mark Chiarello, Mike Choi, Dan Didio, Ming Doyle, Joe Eisma, Agnes Garbowska, Michael Golden, Keron Grant, Paul Gulacy, Cully Hamner, Phil Jimenez, Dave Johnson, Barry Kitson, Aaron Lopresti, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, James O’Barr, David Petersen, Brandon Peterson, Joe Quinones, Khary Randolph, Tom Raney, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Chris Ryall, Paul Ryan, Tim Sale, Alex Saviuk, Brian Stelfreeze, William Stout, Frank Tieri, Tim Townsend, Arthur Suydam, Dexter Vines, Lee Weeks, Maris Wicks, Charles Paul Wilson III, Dean Yeagle, Chrissie Zullo, and hundreds more in the BCC Artist’s Alley.

Celebrity Guests: The Walking Dead’s Laurie Holden, True Blood’s Kristin Bauer, The Hobbit’s Aidan Turner & Dean O’Gorman, and Futurama’s Billy West.

Events: Free sketches by Arthur Suydam, Artist Portfolio Reviews by Mark Chiarello of DC Comics and Chris Ryall of IDW Publishing, Original Art Auction, Costume Contest, Magic The Gathering Tournament, Film Festival, Panels, Celebrity Photo Ops, and live entertainment.

Vendors: Vendors from all over the country selling new and old comic books, toys, posters, and all your favorite collectibles.

Plus this year’s limited edition Boston Comic Con 2013 T-Shirt designed exclusively for the show by Tim Sale, and the limited edition My Little Pony Variant Comic Book designed exclusively for the show by Agnes Garbowska and IDW Publishing. Tim, Agnes, and IDW will all be on hand at the show!

Tickets are available online at the Boston Comic Con website or at the door the both days of the show.

ARTIST ALLEY LISTING:

Table ARTIST
AA201 Adams, Neal
AA221 Adams, Neal
AA222 Adams, Neal
AA223 Adams, Neal
AA224 Adams, Neal
AA225 Adams, Neal
AA136 Ally-Seals, Ian
AAW43 Almond, Bob
AA434 Amaru, George
AAW18 Ambruson, S.E.
AA218 Andrew, Roger
AA155 Archer, Kent
AAW24 Aucoin, Matt
AA318 Azzarello, Brian
AA403 Bagley, Mark
AA841 Barnes, Brenton, Stemmier, Egnet
AA342 Barnes, EJ Slater, Mark Co-drowned Town Press
AAW28 Barrett, Noah
AA232 Barrows, Brandon
AA205 Baselice, Brandon
AA349 Battalene, Stefanie
AA630 Bellegarde, Nate
AA317 Bessette, Matt Matt Bessette Co-1725 Studios
AA313 Beaudoin, Janella Mele J Mele Art
AA348 Boehm, Ellen – Fanartica
AA737 Boucher, Amanda
AAW09 Boveri, John / Zack Rezendes
AA737 Bresnahan, Kate / Amanda Boucher
AA738 Browne, Ryan
AA734 Brunelle, Richard – The Fat Squad
AA852 Buchner, Chris – Comic Book Artist Guild
AAW17 Budd, Dennis
AAW05a Burns, Jeff Super Knocked Up
AA202 Buzz
AA443 CAH Nickelsen, Destiny
AA130 Cain, Anne Anne Cain Co-Anne Cain Studio Mia
AA137 Calderon, JD
AAW08 Calafiore, Jim
AA213 Capobianco, Chris
AA142 Cardnal, John / Andy Driscoll / Mike Doherty / Andrew Houle / Michael
AA520 Carlson, Erik
AA220 Casey, Jason
AA156 Cavalear, Lisa
AA647 Chamberlain, Tim – Our Valued Customers
AA844 Chaykin, Howard
AA215 Chiarello, Mark
AA303 Choi, Mike
AA204 Clabaugh, Rich
AA304 Cook, Ashley
AA305 Cormack, Alex
AA134 Costello, Sam
AA143 Crockett, Michael/ John Cardinal / Andy Driscoll / Mike Doherty /Andrew Houle
AA432 Cuonzo, Frank M.
AA308 Dahl, Josh – Rapid City
AAW27 Daley, Rich
AA139 D’Angelo, Gina
AA227 Daniel, Tony
AA257 Davidson, Pat
AA237 Daxberger, Joe
AA842 Daxiong
AA843 Daxiong
AA256 Deering, Rachel
AA252 Del Col, Anthony – Kill Shakespeare
AA239 Dellagatta, Joseph
AA643 Demarjin, Haig – ZombieBomb
AAW32 Dimasi
AAW33 Dunfield, Megan
AA132 Derocher, Brad
AA829 DeSantis, Jeffrey
AA147 Diaz-Dickson, Paloma
AA742 Didio, Dan
AAW10 Dinnall, Olivia
AA144 Doherty, Mike / John Cardinal / Andy Driscoll / Andrew Houle
AA203 Dooney, Michael
AA632 Doran, Collen
AA326 Doyle, Ming
AA143 Driscoll, Andy Crockett
AA147 Dubrevil, Ellen Beall
AA251 Duda, Joseph / Wil Woods – Musetap
AA514 Dumo, Rob – Musetap
AA404 Dycus, Josh
AA405 Dycus, Josh
AAW16 Eaton, Kevin
AAW16 Edge, Andrew
AA841 Egnet, Kyle
AA241 Ehnot, Chris
AAW12 Einhaus, Kurt
AA425 Eisma, Joe
AA236 Elliot, Dave
AA240 Ellis, Mike – Pieces of Eights
AA206 Endres, Joe
AA729 Enslin, R. Craig – Robert Quill, Artist for Hire
AA733 Everston, William – Kalicorp Art Mysteries
AAw30 Faerber, Logan
AA247 Falkenburg, Joshua – Severed Head Comics
AA249 Farrar, Crystal
AA306 Feliciano, Cesar
AA644 Ferreira, David – Montserrat
AA448 Fetcher, Mat
AA249 Fine, Rebecca – Bexx Fine
AA332 Finn, Tim
AA827 Fire Exit
AA828 Fire Exit
AAW42 Fish, Andy
AA235 Fisher, GE
AA731 Flint, Brian
AAW24 Foltz, Holly / Jose Luis Olivares / Mo Oh / Jesse Lonergan / Matt Aucoin
AAW39 Forbes, Jack
AA210 Ford, Tina / Jason Gerstein
AAW22 Frankel, Mark
AA335 Gerstein, Jason / Keith Gleason – Reckless Sidekick Productions
AA312 Giallonga, Zack
AA334 Gleason, Keith
AA444 Golden, Christopher
AA726 Golden, Michael
AA429 Gordon, Michael / Laurence Hastings – New Legend Productions
AA138 Gosselin, Karen
AA226 Govar, Daniel
AA310 Grabowska, Agnes Scott Greb Co-Super Granny
AA636 Grant, Keron
AA154 Greb, Scott
AAW34 Greene, Zak – ZG Creations
AA157 Grifkin, Tonya
AA209 Gubicza, Brian
AA209 Gubicza, Jen
AA208 Gugliotti, Chris
AA637 Gulacy, Paul
AA254 Guzzo, Laura
AA435 Hahner, Douglas / Karen Hallion – Gray Haven Comics
AA410 Haley, TJ / Joe Dort / Halsey Warren / Leon
AA337 Hallion, Karen
AA406 Halsey Warren, Paige
AA219 Hamilton, Scott
AA439 Hamner, Cully
AA244 Hampton, Bo / Kelsey Hartsell – The Rubonic Plague
AA233 Hansche, Nicole
AA741 Hartsell, Kelsey
AA429 Hastings, Laurence
AA644 Hazen, Blyth – Montserrat
AAW05b Healy, Phil
AAW05 Hebert, Alan / Chris Hebert – HB Comics
AA328 Henderson, Erica
AA420 Hill, Joe
AA421 Hill, Joe
AA248 Hodgdon, Corey
AA748 Holly-Rosing, Madeleine
AA212 Holt, Christopher
AA142 Houle, Andrew
AA745 Huddleston, Terry / Erin Humiston – Run the Risk Comics
AA746 Huddleston, Terry
AA315 Humiston, Erin
AA228 Hunt, Ken
AA739 Hutchinsin, Eric
AA415 IDW
AA416 IDW
AA417 IDW
AA418 IDW
AA832 Inezian, Armand
AA305 James, Tyler
AA442 Jean, Nicole Marie
AA428 Jimenez, Phil
AAW37 Jimenez, Sandy
AA319 Johnson, Dave
AAW22 Jones, Joshua LA.
AA411 Kaboom Fredrick, Vince
AA412 Kaboom
AA413 Kaboom
AA414 Kaboom
AAW30 Kelley, Patt / Logan Faerber
AA831 Kelly, Brett
AAW15 Kennedy, Jay
AA231 Khanna, Daniel
AAW11 Killen, Bill
AA749 King, Hannibal
AAW44 Kitson, Barry / Aaron Kovalcsik – Monkey Chow
AA649 Kompan, Onrie
AA757 Kovalcsik, Aaron
AA840 Lagos, Arlene
AA311 Lamb, Braden / Shelli Paroline
AAW10 Lane, Linda / Olivia Dinnall – Lazer Lady Publishing
AA853 Lanouette, Donald U – Create Comics
AA854 Lanouette, Donald U – Create Comics
AA149 Lanz, Sandra
AAW26 La Palombara III, Louie
AA343 Leamy, Cathy – Metrokitty
AA150 Leblanc, David
AA519 Lee, Norman
AAW06 Leibelman, Leo
AAW07 Leibelman, Leo
AA406 Leon, Pablo
AA214 Lilly, Mike
AA238 Lolar, Joel
AA747 Lomas, Max
AAW24 Lonergan, Jesse
AA642 Lopresti, Aaron
AA408 Lovulo, Andrew
AA835 Luciano, Paul – Lanthan Mice
AA629 Mack, David
AA230 Maclean, Andrew
AA245 Mahan, Dave
AA206 Marquez, Jesus
AA432 Martino, Joe / Frank M. Cuonzo / Rob X. Roman – JGM Comics
AA131 Mathias, Donald – Panizles
AAW14 Maurizo, Richard
AA208 May, Jason / Juli Mayers / Kendra Saunders
AA856 Maydak, Mike
AA333 Mayers, Juli
AA345 Mazur, Dan – Boston Comic rRoundtable
AA346 Mazur, Dan – Ninth Art
AA153 McCormack, Clay
AA234 McCulllogh, Rhinnon
AA633 McGuinness, Ed
AA634 McGuinness, Ed
AA213 McLaughlin, Sean
AA211 McMenemy, Michael
AA845 Metcaff, Jason
AA445 Mignola, Mike
AA446 Mignola, Mike
AA643 Miller, Adam – ZombieBomb
AA756 Miller, Gregory
AA238 Miller, Riam
AAW20 Minor, Melissa – Radiant Grey
AA855 Mockaviak, Nick
AA645 Monserrat College of Art
AA645 Monserrat College of Art
AA730 Montinero, Scott
AA217 Moore, Lindsay
AA339 Moore, Terry
AAW29 Moutafis, Greg
AA307 Mulvey, Joe
AA145 Musto, Jackie – Kay and P Comics
AAW17 Newbold, David
AA146 Newirth, Jack / Will Wiggins
AA255 Ng, Elisa – Espressions Design
AAW15 Nichols, Ian / Jay Kennedy – Fat Cat Funnies
AA443 Nickelsen, Destiny
AA338 Niles, Steve
AA409 Norden, Amanda
AA728 O’Barr, James
AA740 O’Callaghan,Art
AAW31 O’Connor, George – Homeless Comics
AAW25 Oh, Mo
AAW25 Oliveras, Jose / Luis Holly Foltz / Mo Oh / Jesse Lonergan / Matt Aucoin
AA736 Palach, Kristin
AA648 Palazzo, Nicholas
AA250 Paolucci, Rob
AA311 Paroline, Shelli
AA140 Pelligrino, Rich
AA347 Peloquin, Justin
AA133 Pereira, Theresa
AA639 Perez, George
AA640 Perez, George
AA627 Peterson, Brandon / Stacey Lee Philips / Richard Lopez Ortiz
AA423 Peterson, David
AA216 Philips, Stacey Lee
AA148 Post, Leslie
AA151 Pratt, Tina
AA628 Purcell, Jack Quinn/Elliot
AAW39 Purkiss, Devon / Jack Forbes
AA236 Quinn, David
AA441 Quinn, Tracey Lee / Wilson Ramos / Eric Rivera
AA329 Quinones, Joe
AA314 Ramos, Wilson
AA515 Randolph, Khary
AA744 Raney, Tom
AA129 Ratcliffe, Eric – New Comic Day
AA327 Reeder, Amy
AAW09 Rezendes, Zack
AA449 Richard, Sara
AA141 Richmond, Landon – Know No Truth
AAW38 Rinaldi, Joel
AA314 Rivera, Eric
AA344 Roberge, Michelle – Saucy Miscreants
AA836 Roche, Darren
AA419 Rodriguez, Gabriel
AA436 Roll, Brian – Odyssey Art
AA433 Roman, Rob / Joe Martino / Frank M. Cuonzo / Rob X. Roman – JGM Comics
AA243 Rosa, Don
AA516 Rousseau, Craig
AA510 Ruttan, Andrew
AA510 Ruttan, Kevin
AA743 Ryall, Chris
AA641 Ryan, Paul
AA301 Sale, Tim
AA302 Sale, Tim
AAW36 Salvucci, Richard
AA846 Sanchez, Alex
AAW21 Sapountzis, Alex – Wayward Raven
AA732 Sardinha, Rick
AA333 Saunders, Kendra
AA242 Saviuk, Alex
AA431 Savory, Zeke
AA430 Schmalke, Josepg
AA830 Schultz, Erica – M3 The Comic
AA638 Schultz, Jeff
AA750 Schulz IV, Carl A
AA237 Sedani, Tony / Joe Daxberger
AA213 Seminara, Chris
AA341 Sharkey, Ryan – The New England Institute of Art
AA401 Shedd, Blair
AAW13 Silver, Tamsin
AA422 Skelton, Israel
AA342 Slater, Mark
AA437 Smith, Edward
AA847 Smith, Emily
AA309 Snider, David – Method Comix
AA447 Sniegoski, Thomas
AAW40 Snyder, Scott
AAW41 Snyder, Scott
AA839 Soares, Everett
AA839 Soares, Susan
AA438 Spay, Anthony
AA831 Squires, Alex / Brett Kelly – Opinions May Vary
AA851 St. Pierre, Joe
AA838 Steffan, Melinda
AA626 Stelfreeze, Brian
AA841 Stemmier, Ryan
AA152 Stevenson, Kristin
AA850 Stewart. Yale
AA126 Stout, William / Joshua Stulman – Israel Defense Comics
AA127 Stout, William
AA755 Stulman, Joshua
AAW01 Suydam, Arthur
AAW02 Suydam, Arthur
AAW02 Suydam, Arthur
AAW03 Suydam, Arthur
AAW04 Suydam, Arthur
AA246 Sylar, Matthew – Soda Poodle
AA833 Syphax, Jonathon – Masmedia Studios
AA751 Talbot, Eric – Requiem Designs
AA735 Taylor, Andrew – Potential
AA848 Theriault, Ron
AA440 Tieri, Frank
AA340 Townsend, Tim
AA331 Trang , Randall
AA754 Turnbull, Jack – Jack Turnbull Studios
AA450 Uminga, Chris
AA207 Vega, Estevan
AA635 Vines, Dexter
AAW23 Vinton Jr., Peter
AA837 Walko, Bill
AA350 Watson, Chris
AA229 Wauchope Scott
AA834 Weeks, Danelle – D.Bishop Hashtag the Planet
AA631 Weeks, Lee
AA336 West, Liss
AA330 Wicks, Maris
AA316 Wiggins, Will
AA407 Wilde, Scott
AA427 Willingham, Bill
AA424 Wilson, CP III
AA253 Wilson, Will – Ordinary Bill
AA135 Winnik, Javier Cruz
AA727 Witterstater, Renee
AA752 Wong, David
AA753 Wong, David
AA646 Wood, Aaron – Aaron Wood Design
AAW35 Wood, Jennie Johns
AA437 Woodall, Rich / Edward Smith
AA849 Woods, Ted
AA402 Woodward, JK
AA518 Wieringo, Matt
AA517 Yates, Kelly
AA826 YAYA Han
AA827 YAYA Han
AA128 Yeagle, Dean
AA747 Yi, Earl
AAW35 Yuskatis, John / Jennie Wood Johns – Boots and Pups
AAW19 Zaremba, Meghan
AA511 Zenescope
AA512 Zenescope
AA513 Zenescope
AA509 Zotos, Tom
AA426 Zullo, Chrissie

True Blood Star Bites Into Boston Comic Con 2013

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Boston Comic Con is excited to welcome Kristin Bauer of the hit HBO TV series True Blood to the rescheduled show on August 3-4, 2013 at the Seaport World Trade Center! Kristin, a main cast member of the show, plays the part of the vampire Pam. Kristin is also known for her role as Maleficent in the hit ABC TV series Once Upon a Time. She will be on hand both days of the convention to sign autographs and meet her fans! Details on signing schedule, prices, etc to be announced.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

RSVP on Facebook!

Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

Boston Comic Con 2013 Rescheduled for August 3rd-4th

 

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Boston Comic Con thanks all our fans who supported us by demonstrating the highest degree of patience and  understanding imaginable during a very challenging time for all of us. And we want to reward you, our fans, by putting on an even bigger and better show than originally planned! The new, rescheduled date will be AUGUST 3-4, 2013!!

We’re moving! The Seaport World Trade Center is the new home of Boston Comic Con! It features more parking as well as access to the Silver Line on Boston’s historic waterfront.

We have reconfirmed our major comic book creator guests (who have all been wonderfully supportive of us).  Let’s welcome back… George Perez, Mike Mignola, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Tony Daniel, Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Steve Niles, Colleen Doran, Aaron Lopresti, Don Rosa, William Stout, Amy Reeder, David Mack, Mike Choi, and Joe Eisma!  And we’re still re-confirming!

And guess what… we are adding even more guests as the support for Boston Comic Con keeps pouring in from comic book creators all over the country. Let’s give a Boston welcome to… Dan Didio, Phil Jimenez, Brian Azzarello, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Cully Hamner, Barry Kitson, Paul Gulacy, James O’Barr, Howard Chaykin, and Michael Golden! That’s just the beginning. Keep an eye open as more guests join us leading up to the show.

We are also in the process of re-confirming our media guests and adding new ones as well.  Be patient, as it takes a little bit more time to re-book celebrities (welcome to Hollywood).  We’ll keep you posted.

We will of course continue with our great programming events like the Boston Comic Con costume contest, film festival, gaming, and charity art auction.

As a reminder, advance tickets purchased online for the original show date will be GOOD for the rescheduled show.  And if for any reason you can’t make it to the show in August, please submit a refund request through Eventbrite and you will be refunded. You will have until August 1, 2013 to do so. Keep watching our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more info as we grow the guest list between now and then. More details on the website: bostoncomiccon.com

Excelsior! Stan Lee Attends Big WOW! ComicFest 2013

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Big WOW! ComicFest is extremely excited and proud to welcome comic book legend STAN LEE for his first ever appearance at the Bay Area’s Premier Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention!

The legendary architect of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee will spend the entire day on Sunday May 19, 2013, meeting with fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures, and answering questions in an exclusive panel presentation. Stan “The Man” Lee, whose legendary comic book career has spanned over 60 years, is the creative mind behind many of the biggest names in the comic book universe, including co-creating Iron Man, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Thor and numerous others, and his body of work is far and away the most extensive in the history of comic books.

“It’s a dream to have Stan attend our show” said Big WOW! co-organizer Steven Morger. “There is no one who exemplifies the creative spirit that Big WOW! brings to the fans more than Stan Lee. He truly is a legend in the comic book industry.”

Advance Autograph, Photograph, or Combo Packages with Stan Lee can be Purchased Here.

Stan Lee headlines an impressive guest list at this years Big WOW! ComicFest. Joining Stan are some of today’s top comic industry professionals including Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fairest, Wonder Woman), Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), and Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).

Fan-Favorites: Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O’Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The ‘Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos(Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!

Advance Ticket Sales and Hotel Information

Advance Attendee Ticket sales are now available both online and at many local comic shops in the Bay area. Tickets will also be sold from the box office at the convention hall both days of the show.Advance ticket sales are discounted!

If you’re in need of a place to stay during the show our Hotels page is up-to-date with hotels that have special rates for Big WOW! ComicFest Attendees.

Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

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CreaturesCon, the official Creature Features Convention dedicated to the classic San Francisco Bay Area TV Show, will join forces with Big Wow Comicfest this May 2013 in San Jose. John Stanley, Ernie Fosselius, Lord Blood-Rah, Strephon Taylor, Tom Wyrsch and a gang of special guests will be on hand.

Creature Features Props & Memorabilia
Creature Features Panel dedicated to Bob Wilkins
Creature Features items for sale
Creature Features shows on giant monitor ran continuously

And for the first time ever, Creature Features Live. A complete Creature Features show done live on stage with John Stanley as host, guests, and feature length movie with breaks. Guaranteed to be the largest Creature Features event ever. All part of CreaturesCon 2 at Big WOW! ComicFest.

And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:

Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games with Sanctioned Tournaments and Live Demonstrations of Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Hero Clix, and more!

Tickets are available on the website. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.

Admission is only:
1 Day Adult $20.00
2 Day Adult $30.00
1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00
2 Day Child  $15.00
CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!

FOR MORE INFORMATION we will always have guest and programming updates for the show at:   www.bigwowcomicfest.com . Also, most of our Guests will be available before the show for online, phone and in some cases, personal appearance Interviews.

Splash Page Comic Art Welcomes Joe Quinones

February 19, 2013 by  
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Splash Page Comic Art would like to welcome Joe Quinones to our family of talented artists!

Joe Quinones is a relative newcomer to the industry, having first been published by DC Comics for their now defunct Teen Titans GO series in 2007. He is probably best known for his collaboration with writer Kurt Busiek on the Green Lantern serial for Mark Chiarello’s Eisner Award-winning Wednesday Comics. Since then, Joe has illustrated a number of covers and short stories for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, with a current cover run on Captain Marvel. Joe also has some unannounced interior work on the horizon, as well as a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel, written by Paul Dini, due out at the end of 2013.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW JOE’S GALLERY

I just added new Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard and Wonder Woman art by Cliff Chiang to the website.

John McCrea Gallery- Just added some great splashes and interior pages from Deadpool, vintage Hitman pages from Garth Ennis’ series, plus The Boys and related books.

Charlie Adlard Gallery - The interior pages of Walking Dead Issue 107 are up for sale in Charlie’s gallery.

Cliff Chiang Gallery - I added interior pages to Wonder Woman Issue 16 and the cover to Issue 18.

Splash Page Comic Art Convention Schedule:

San Jose: May 18 & 19 We will be setting up at the Big Wow Comic Fest. We will be hosting the amazing talents of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello at our booths at the show.

San Diego Comic Con July 17 – 21 we will be at our usual row of booths at 4400-4406.

New York Comic Con October 10-13 we will be setup and make artist announcements closer to the show.

Thanks, and stay tuned to the website for upcoming artist announcements.

Mark Hay

Splash Page Comic Art

www.splashpageart.com

Early Bird Exhibitor Discount for Big Wow 2013 Ends Soon

January 29, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Big Wow! ComicFest Returns to San Jose May 18th & 19th, 2013, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.

SPECIAL NOTICE: The early bird $75 Discount for Exhibitor Booths, Small Press and Artist Alley Tables ends Thursday, January 31st at midnight PST. Click Here to Register Today before you miss this opportunity!

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

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Amazing Creators!

As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we are bringing in a lineup of Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to have as guests at the show Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), and Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).

Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O’Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The ‘Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos (Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!

Boston Comic Con 2012 Announces More Guests

Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce several new additions to the guest list for the 2012 convention! Joining an already stellar line up are Joe Sinnott, Kevin Eastman, Eric Canete, Keu Cha, Todd Dezago, Ian Glaubinger, Daniel Govar, Mark Morales, Sara Richard, Stephane Roux, Matteo Scalera, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Charles P. Wilson III, and Dexter Vines. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest in our five year history!

Silver Age legend Joe Sinnott’s inks have embellished the pages of innumerable titles including Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and The Avengers. His favorite character to draw is The Thing of the Fantastic Four, the comic for which he is best known. Don’t miss this opportunity to shake hands with an industry giant!

Kevin Eastman is best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a comic book phenomenon which was founded in Northampton, MA! For the past twenty years Eastman has owned, edited, and published the magazine Heavy Metal. Boston Comic Con is thrilled to bring this comic book icon back to the Bay State!

Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. As an animator he has worked on shows including Aeon Flux, Exo Squad, and X-Men. He has drawn many titles for Marvel and DC Comics such as Amazing Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Man. Currently he is working on a creator-owned project for Image Comics.

Keu Cha is an artist who has worked extensively with Top Cow Productions on titles including The Darkness, Fathom, Rising Stars, and Witchblade.

Todd Dezago is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his collaborations with penciller Mike Wieringo on Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos. Dezago is also know for co-creating Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. His other Young Justice work includes the miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups.

Ian Glaubinger is an illustrator inspired by all things in pop culture: the cartoons of the 1950′s, Walt Disney, movies, comics, typography, vintage advertising, all things retro, his wife Kim, and his cat to name a few. He is a featured artist at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, a very popular pop-culture based art gallery.

Daniel Govar is the co-founder of ThereAndBackAgain.net, a Tolkien and Lord of the Rings website dedicated to illustrating all facets of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. In 2010, Daniel’s sci-fi epic comic Azure was published by DC Comics, now available via DC and ComiXology’s digital apps.

Mark Morales is an inker best known for his works at Marvel Comics such as Secret Invasion, Siege, and Thor. Most recently he embellished the pages of Young Avengers over the pencils of fellow Boston Comic Con guest Jim Cheung.

Sara Richard’s work has appeared in Atomic Robo, Pre-Historic Times Magazine, several Marvel trading card sets, Zombie Bomb, and in her new children’s book Kitty and Dino. She has also worked as a toy designer for Hasbro.

Stephane Roux comes all the way from France as an illustrator of great renown. His sexy pinup-style art has graced the covers of Birds of Prey, Savage She-Hulk, and Countdown to Crisis. He has also illustrated Zatanna for DC Comics and is currently working on Star Wars: Agent of the Empire for Dark Horse.

Matteo Scalera is an Italian artist who was one of twelve discovered in Marvel’s worldwide talent search in 2005. He is best known for his work with the character Deadpool and has drawn the titles Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool Corps, and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Additionally he has worked on Hyperkinetic, Dynamo 5, and PopGun for Image Comics.

Thomas E. Sniegoski is the writer of the New York Times best-selling The Fallen: Vol. 1 & 2, as well as Remy Chandler. He is also the only writer ever invited to work on Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, working with Smith on Bone: Tall Tales. Sniegoski has just finished writing Bone: Quest for the Spark, and a new additions to The Fallen series, The Fallen: End of Days and The Fallen: Forsaken.

Charles Paul Wilson III is the acclaimed illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. His work has also graced the covers and pages of the comic industry’s top publishers such as IDW, DC, and Marvel Comics.

Dexter Vines is a comic book artist and inker best known for being one half of the “eDex” team, along with fellow Boston Comic Con guest Ed McGuiness. Dex has worked on titles for Marvel and DC including Civil War, Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

Previously announced guests include Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr., Al Jaffee, Brian Azzarello, Jeremy Bastian, Joe Benitez, Simon Bisley, Mark Brooks, Stephanie Buscema, Jim Cheung, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Geof Darrow, Renae De Liz, Steve Epting, Jamal Igle, Phil Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Petersen, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Paolo Rivera, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Ben Templesmith, Joe Quinones, Bernie Wrightson, Skottie Young, Chrissie Zullo, and more!

Boston Comic Con is also happy to announce that we have SOLD OUT all artist alley tables. Anyone who submits a registration form from this point on will be added to a waiting list.

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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