The Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic creators in medical and financial need, has drawn great acclaim for its “100 Projects” in recent years, in which 100 artists draw an original cover on a special anniversary issue.
Now, after running projects with Marvel Comics, DC and Archie, Hero Initiative proudly announces that its latest and greatest “100 Project” will feature the best-selling comic of 2012—The Walking Dead #100. This marks the first time Hero has partnered in such a way with Image Comics and Skybound.
Artists including The Walking Dead illustrator, Charlie Adlard, will contribute original covers, as will other top talents such as Dan Brereton, Ian Churchill, Kevin Eastman, Joe Jusko, Dale Keown, and Whilce Portacio. And yes, even The Walking Dead creator/writer and Image Comics partner Robert Kirkman will contribute. (He can draw a little!)
“The Walking Dead would have never become the success it’s become without the trailblazers who put in the hard work to make this industry live on into the future,” said Kirkman. “Doing things like this for The Hero Initiative, which helps creators who have fallen on hard times, is a way for Charlie Adlard and I to give back to the community that has provided us with countless hours of entertainment and also a pretty cushy living. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do.”
“They say charity begins at home. Well, I can’t think of one closer to that than the Hero Initiative,” said Adlard. “It’s great to be able to give back to the creators who inspired me.”
A public viewing of all 100 covers will be scheduled for winter of 2012-13, along with auctions of all the original covers. A book collecting all the art will be available in 2013.
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 had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman’s success and passionate advocacy for creator-owned comics led him to become the first person invited to become a partner at Image Comics since the company’s inception twenty years ago and he formed his own imprint there, Skybound, in 2010. Kirkman is the creator/writer of the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-runningInvincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, The Astounding Wolf-Man, and new title Thief of Thieves, among many others. Kirkman has earned the respect of the comic, writing and television communities and topped the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels in 2011 and in April 2012, he took the top five spots on both the hardcover and paperback lists. He’s the creator/executive producer and writer of the hit television show, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time in the U.S, also an international success in 120 countries and 250 million households. AMC is developing Thief of Thieves as a potential series with Kirkman serving as creator/executive producer and writer. www.Skybound.com is your destination for all news and merchandise for Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead and all Skybound titles.
About Image Comics
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
Splash Page Comic Art will be setup at the San Diego Comic Con in our row of booths at #4400 on the left hand side of the hall at the entrance between Hall Lobby E and F in the illustrators area from July 11 to 15, 2012 (in two weeks).
Charlie Adlard Walking Dead 100 Release Signing at SDCC
On Preview Night, Wednesday July 11th, Splash Page Comic Art will host a Walking Dead Issue 100 release signing with artist Charlie Adlard from 6pm to 8pm. Charlie will sign the Walking Dead 100 books that we’ll have for sale at the booth, including the SDCC Exclusive Variant book. For this particular signing, no outside material will be signed (other than the required SDCC program) and Charlie will not be sketching.
The original art to Walking Dead Issue 99 & 100 will be available for sale on Thursday, July 12 at booth 4400 when the San Diego Comic Con opens at 9:00 AM. The first six collectors to purchase a minimum of $1,000 worth of any of Charlie Adlard’s originals will receive a pre-drawn bonus sketch for free. The sketches are bust shots of various Walking Dead characters/zombies on 9 X 11.5 pieces of bristol board. The sketches may be chosen on a first come first serve basis.
Edgar Salazar SDCC Commission List
Edgar Salazar, artist of Dynamite’s Red Sonja and John Carter: Warlord of Mars, will take on a select number of commisions for delivery at San Diego Comic Con. He will not be sketching at the convention, but will take them on now for delivery at our booth 4400. Requests may be made at the link:
Prices & mediums:
9X 12 PENCIL AND INK
9X 12 COPICS
If you are attending the SDCC and want to buy or seriously consider a particular piece of art, PLEASE contact us now to bring select items with us. We will be unable to bring our entire inventory to the show. Make sure we have what you want by telling us now. The cutoff to let us know what to bring is Wednesday, July 4th.
Come by my row of booths #4400 and see all of the great art that we’ll have for sale. Thanks
Mark Hay, Owner Splash Page Comic Art
Sixth Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con International
Cartoon Art Museum Event: Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15, 2012
$10 Suggested donation per sketch
San Francisco, CA: The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 12-15, 2012. This year marks the sixth annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts. This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth with one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con. The National Cartoonist Society’s 2012 Reuben Award Winner Tom Richmond and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard are among the artists supporting the Cartoon Art Museum at this year’s event.
Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist. Featured artists include Charlie Adlard, Michael Aushenker, Elijah Brubaker, Carolyn Watson Dubisch, Mike Dubisch, Phil Foglio, Shaenon K. Garrity, Zack Giallongo, Sina Grace, Mike Gray, Klaus Janson, Keith Knight, Jon Macy, Larry Marder, Kraig Rasmussen, Denny Riccelli, Tom Richmond, Dave Roman, Scott Shaw!, Seamus Smith, Raina Telgemeier, Jen Vaughn, Kimo Yancey and Ron Yavnieli, with many more to be announced as the convention approaches. Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm.
Artists who are interested in participating in the CAM Sketch-a-thon should contact Andrew Farago at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Via their Facebook page, Image has provided an early look at the creators set to appear at their booth (#2729) during Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego.
As you can see above, featured guests would appear to include:
- Ryan Ottley
- Nick Spencer
- Robert Kirkman
- John Layman
- Charlie Adlard
- Ed Brubaker
Comic-Con International has added six more guests for the 2012 convention in San Diego:
artist, The Walking Dead
cartoonist, Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft
writer/artist, Fun Home, Are You My Mother
artist/colorist, Archie Comics, Marvel Comics
writer/co-creator, The Walking Dead, Invincible
writer, American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing
For more information, visit:
Artist Charlie Adlard signs at Forbidden Planet on Thursday 23rd of February from 5 to 6pm! Adlard writes on his website, “I’ve been invited to the film festival up there which takes place the week of 16-26 of February. My appearance – which takes the form of a Q&A, will be on the Wednesday [22 Feb 16:15 to 17:45] – see their website for more details. Then I go across town to Forbidden Planet the day after [23rd] and do a signing from 17:00 to 18:00. Hope to see anyone that can make it either of those.”
Forbidden Planet International
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW, UK
With September’s relaunch of 52 titles from DC Comics, the Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of three creators heading up those titles – Scott Snyder, Paul Levitz, and Ron Marz - to the line-up for this year’s show.
Scott Snyder, who will be writing DC’s Batman and Swamp Thing, made a huge impact on the comic industry of the last year with his work on the New York Times bestselling series, American Vampire and his critically-acclaimed run on Detective Comics. Snyder is currently writing the Flashpoint tie-in miniseries, Project Superman. Snyder has been nominated for two Harvey Award this year in the categories of Best New Series and Most Promising New Talent for his work on American Vampire.
Paul Levitz, who will continue his run as writer on Legion of Super-Heroes in September, is a mainstay in the comic industry. For over 35 years, Levitz has served as a writer, editor, and executive at DC Comics. His work on the Legion throughout the late-’70s and ’80s is widely-regarded as some of the most quintessential stories in the DCU. In addition to writing Legion, it has just been announced that Levitz will be writing the 6-issue mini-series, The Huntress, beginning in October. This year, he received a Harvey Award nomination in the category of Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation for his work on 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Myth-Making.
Ron Marz, who will usher Wildstorm’s Voodoo into the DCU in September, has been writing comics professionally since the early-’90s, having worked for such companies as Marvel, Dark Horse, CrossGen, Devil’s Due, Valiant, and DC. Well-known as one the creators who helped to revitalize both the Green Lantern franchise in the late-’90s and Top Cow’s Witchblade in 2004, Marz is currently working on the Top Cow series, Artifacts.
“DC’s announcement about the relaunch of their entire super-hero line rocked the comic industry and will redefined their characters for years to come,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re so excited to have some of the A-crop creators behind this momentous move join us for this year’s show!”
Confirmed guests for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con include: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee; Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Greg Capullo (Spawn, Batman); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); Todd Dezago (Super Hero Squad, The Perhapanauts); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O’Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Brad Guigar (Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Cully Hamner (Red, Red: Eyes Only); Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic, Act-i-Vate); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0); Brian Stelfreeze (Wednesday Comics); Karl Story (DC Universe Legacies); Tim Truman (Conan the Cimmerian); Neil Vokes (Flesh & Blood, Eagle: The Original Adventures); and Thom Zahler (Love and Capes).
Splash Page will host the following artists at our booth: Edgar Salazar, artist of Red Sonja, John Higgins, colorist of The Watchmen, and Brad Walker, artist of Guardians of the Galaxy and Heroes for Hire. Edgar Salazar and Brad Walker will also be taking on a limited number of convention commissions.
To celebrate 25 years of Watchmen – the only graphic novel included in Time Magazine’s “All-TIME 100 Greatest Novels” list – original Watchmen team member John Higgins has created a brand-new limited-edition Watchmen portfolio exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
The new portfolio comes in two flavors, each containing a set of three individual prints of fan-favorite characters Sally Jupiter, Rorschach, and The Comedian, each richly-detailed image penciled, inked and colored by John Higgins.
Set A: Limited to 80 copies.
The A3-sized prints (11.7″ x 16.5″) are colored in Turmoil Colour Studios’ modern color style and printed on Tintoretto Gesso 250gsm paper using the latest computer-controlled technology for a high-quality print run. All prints signed and numbered by John Higgins.
Available only at SDCC 2011 at the special price of $90 per set.
Set B: Limited to 20 copies.
Containing three A3 (11.7″ x 16.5″)silk-screened prints on perfect Velin Arches Blanc 250gsm paper, with hand-separated color by John in the style of the classic Watchmen coloring. These hand-finished prints are all numbered, signed and embossed with the Turmoil Colour Studios symbol by John Higgins.
Available only at SDCC 2011 at the special price of $300 per set.
Both sets will be contained in a special sturdy Watchmen portfolio.
Portfolios will only be available at the Splash Page Art booth at SDCC 2011
Splash Page has a wide variety of art by represented artists such as Charlie Adlard Walking Dead art, Duncan Fegredo Hellboy art, and by other artists such as Jae Lee’s classic Namor, X-Men, and Dark Tower art.
Check out Florida SuperCon’s Full Panel Schedule! Easy to use interactive schedule for the 4 day show is up and running. Panels range from Comics, to Anime to Video Games. Naming just a small few.
Check out such panels as Charlie Adlard’s Q & A, Geek Dating Game, Jeopardy, Walking Dead TV Q&A, Ghost Hunting and so many more.
Convention Scene News Editor Joe Fauvel, who self publishes his own creator owned series, CRY, will be attending the convention as well as participating in the two panels.
Friday July 1, 6:00PM-7:00PM INDEPENDENT COMICS: OUTSIDE OF THE MAINSTREAM -ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)
Saturday July 2, 11:00AM-12PM MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK-ROOM 200 (PANEL ROOM B)
See videos of last year’s panels Joe was participating in HERE!
For all information on Florida SuperCon check out their website!
Via Florida Supercon:
Florida Supercon is just 2 weeks away. Get ready for FSC 2011 this July 1-4, 2011 in Miami, FL.
All the info you need can be found at our website www.floridasupercon.com, including guests, events, ticket info and more! CLICK HERE to get your tickets online now or go directly to http://fsc2011.eventbrite.com. You can also pick up tickets at several retail locations including: Florida Super Comics, Games, Anime + More (Davie, FL), Past Present Future Comics (West Palm, FL), Crossroad Comics (Lauderhill, FL), Docking Bay 94 (Coconut Creek, FL), Mac’s Comics (Miami, FL) and Phil’s Comic Shoppe (Margate, FL).
SUPERCON HOTLINE: 954.399.1330
HOTEL PHONE NUMBER: 800-695-9294
FRI: 12:00PM -3:00AM
(Exhibition room: 2:00PM – 9:00PM)
SAT: 10:00AM -3:00AM
(Exhibition room: 10:00AM – 8:00PM)
SUN: 10:00AM – 3:00AM
(Exhibition room: 10AM – 8:00PM)
MON: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
(Exhibition room: 11:00AM – 6:00PM)
FOR COMPLETE EVENT INFORMATION GO TO www.floridasupercon.com
FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention will return on July 1-4, 2011. That’s right, FSC is now a 4 day event! Since it’s a holiday weekend, and Monday is the holiday, we’re expanding the fun for an extra day. It’s now a Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday event! FSC will be returning for year six to the NEWLY RENOVATED and NEWLY RENAMED “MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER” (MACC), formally known as the Miami Mart Airport Hotel and Convention Center located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami FL. 33126.
FLORIDA SUPERCON’S BIGGEST GUEST LIST EVER!
We’ve added some big names to the line up for this years show and will have over 150 guests in attendance! For the complete guest line up, visit www.floridasupercon.com
Highlight Media Guests include:
Cary Elwes: star of The Princess Bride and Saw
Bruce Boxleitner: star of Tron and Babylon 5
Emma Caulfield: star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Katelyn Tarver: star of No Ordinary Family and Big Time Rush
Highlight Anime Guests include:
Brittney Karbowski: star of Soul Eater
David Vincent: star of Code Geass
Melissa Fahn: star of Cowboy Bebop
Bill Rogers: star of Pokemon
Highlight Animation Guests include:
Gregg Berger: star of Transformers
Dana Snyder: star of Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Richard Horvitz: star of Invader Zim
Highlight Comic Book Guests include:
Charlie Adlard: artist of The Walking Dead
Duncan Fegredo: artist of Hellboy
Sheldon Moldoff: golden age Batman artist
Lauren Sankovitch: Marvel Comics editor
Highlight Cosplay and Entertainment Guests include:
Pikmin Link: Cosplay Guest
Meeka Kitty: You Tube star
Outland Armour: Cosplay Guests
Highlight Musical Guests include:
Motion City Soundtrack
Lemon Drop Kick
CLICK HERE to get your tickets online now