GraniteCon Celebrates 10th Anniversary

graniteconSave the date!  Granitecon 2013 is September 28th and 29th! To celebrate 10 years of Granitecon we’re expanding to 2 days and moving to the larger Expo Center!  Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more!  Check out the recently relaunched granitecon.com for some of the early details including our first round of guests!!!

So far our guests include:

  • Katie Cook – My Little Pony
  • Chris Giarrusso – Mighty Marvels, G-Man
  • JK Woodward – Star Trek/Doctor Who
  • Ale Garza - Deadpool, Teen Titans
  • Craig Rousseau – Marvel Adventures, Perhapanauts
  • Chrissie Zullo – Fables
  • Amy Mebberson – My Little Pony, Sesame Street
  • Edwin Huang – Skullkickers
  • Mike Raicht – Stuff of Legend Writer
  • Erik Burnham – Ghostbusters, TMNT Writer
  • Blair Shedd – Doctor Who, Dorothy of Oz
With more to be announced soon!

Make sure to follow Granitecon on Twitter @granitecon and Like us on Facebook!

MA – Hero Envy Signing

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Press Release:

Join “Hero Envy” and the following creators at Comicazi on Saturday, February 2nd from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm!

Special Guest Star – Chris Giarusso From Mini Marvels and G-Man

ALSO FEATURING…

*Alan and Chris Hebert from HB Comics

*Jason May creator of Robot Dreams

*Matt Herring author of “Pow Bam Sell – The Guide to Comic Book Marketing” and co-host of the Secret Identity Podcast

*Brian LeTendre (tentative) from the Secret Identity as well as author and webcomic creator 

*With other tentative guests to appear

This is an amazing group of creators as well as some of our best friends so this event is guaranteed to be a literal ton of fun!

The signing will take place from 11 AM to 2 PM and we hope to see some old friends there as well as meet some new ones. Come and celebrate comics with us!!

RSVP on Facebook!

Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Summer Splash Mega Show (August 2012)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con! – Summer Splash Mega Show!
Convention Website Address
http://www.AllentownComicCon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/04/2012
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/05/2012
About This Convention

The Great Allentown Comic Con! Summer Splash Mega 2-day Show!
Saturday August 4th 2011 10am-6pm
Sunday August 5th 2011 10am-4pm
Admission only $10/Day or $15/Weekend
kids 12 and under FREE!Merchants Square Mall – 1901 S. 12th St Allentown, PA 18103

10,000+ sqft of Vintage – Current Comic books, Toys, Guests, Memorabilia and more! Door Prizes Both Days!

Guests Include:
MEDIA GUESTS:

From Star Wars:
Boba Fett and Luke Sywalker Stuntman – Dicky Beer!

Tron and Caddyshack Actress – Cindy Morgan!

Enter the Dragon star – Jim Kelly

Writer and Kung Fu expert – Ric Meyers

Disney Studios Animator – Terry Naughton!

ARTISTS:
Chris Giarrusso!
Rob Hunter!
Tom Smith!
JK Woodward!
Charles Dowd!
And Many More to be announced!

PUBLISHERS:
Hound Comics!
Ultimate Comics Group!

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Sq Mall
1901 S. 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
2500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
JK Woodward, Tom Smith, Chris Giarrusso, Rob Hunter, Scott Barnett, Terry Naughton, Brimstone, Hound Comics, Cindy Morgan, Jim Kelly, Ric Meyers, Dickey Beer

Emerald City Comicon Debuts “Tales from the Con” Webcomic

November 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

Tales from the Con

Seattle, WA – November 17, 2011 – The Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is proud to announce TALES FROM THE CON, an all-new original webcomic created exclusively for the show’s website by cartoonists BRAD GUIGAR (Evil, Inc, webcomics.com) and CHRIS GIARRUSSO (G-Man, Mini Marvels).

TALES FROM THE CON is a humorous look at life in and around a comic convention, not specific to any one show, but celebrating the culture surrounding these meccas of pop culture.

“Anyone who has exhibited at a comic convention has a great story about the experience — some funny, some frustrating, some bizarre — and that makes for great comics,” said Brad Guigar. “Combined, Chris and I probably have 20 years of conventions under our belts. Not only is this a terrific chance to share some of that, but it’s a unique way to connect it to one of the premiere comic conventions in America, the Emerald City Comicon”

“I’m really excited to be working on TALES FROM THE CON,” said Chris Giarrusso. “I got my start in comics doing short strips, and it’s fun to work in that format once again. Plus, the opportunity to collaborate with Brad is icing on the cake!”

Creating unique and original content for its attendees has been always been one of ECCC’s hallmarks, like their acclaimed Monsters & Dames charity book, which has raised over $20,000.00 for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Guigar explains:

“This summer, I gave an interview with GammaSquad in which I proposed exactly this sort of project — using a webcomic as an anchor to a publisher’s website. Although Jim (Demonakos, Convention Director) had never read that article when he approached me to be involved in this, it’s not going to stop me from claiming full credit when everybody starts copying what ECCC is launching with their new site.”

You can read an all-new TALES FROM THE CON every Thursday at the ECCC’s website (http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com) and both creators will be appearing at the 2012 Emerald City Comicon, taking place March 30, 31 and April 1 in beautiful downtown Seattle, WA.

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2011

Acme Comics welcomes Chris Samnee (FCBD Captain America/Thor, Reilly Brown (Incredible Hercules), Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army), Jeremy Dale (G.I. Joe), Ryan Dunlavey (Comic Book Comics), Matt Frank (Godzilla), Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Lyle Pollard (The Dead Don’t Sleep), Gregg Schigiel (SpongeBob Comics), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Brian Smith (Intrepid Escapegoat), Fred Van Lente (Incredible Hercules) and Michael Watkins (Sonic the Hedgehog) on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day.

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

Paint & Pixel Festival 2011

Press Release:

A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.

With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.

Featured Guests

Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo

Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth

Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics

Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content

Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange

Ruth Sanderson
, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum

Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.

Programming

The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!

Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)

Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)

Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.

Sponsors
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!

Official Website
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.

Monsters & Dames Returns for Emerald City Comicon 2011

Press Release:

ECCC PR: EMERALD CITY COMICONS’ MONSTERS & DAMES CHARITY ART BOOK RETURNS, BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER!

Seattle, WA – December 20, 2010 – Debuting again at the upcoming Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) will be the 2011 edition of the shows popular MONSTERS & DAMES art book. The 2011 book not only features an amazing cover by acclaimed illustrator Adam Hughes, but has expanded to a whopping SIXTY (60) pages of brand new illustrations by some of the top illustrators in comics and animation!

Since its inception in 2009, the MONSTERS & DAMES art books and auctions have raised over $10,000.00 for Seattle Children’s Hospital, a premier child health care & pediatric center, recognized as one of the leading hospitals for children. The art book has sold out each year at the convention.

“Helping bring this book to life each year is an incredible experience,” says ECCC Convention Director Jim Demonakos. “Being able to not only create a fun, collectible art book that fans love and at the same time raise a huge amount of money to benefit local children is very rewarding.”

The full-color, 9″x12″, 60-page MONSTERS & DAMES hardcover is limited to 1000 individually numbered copies. The 2011 book features contributions from some of the top creators in the industry, including JG Jones, Geof Darrow, Cully Hamner, Bruce Timm, Humberto Ramos, Guy Davis, Todd Nauck, Frank Cho, Yanick Paquette, Skottie Young, Aaron Lopresti, Cliff Chiang, Mike McKone, Cameron Stewart, Erik Larsen, Chris Giarrusso, Pete Woods, Jonathan Hickman, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway and dozens more! For the complete list of creators involved in this amazing art book, visit http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/monstersndames.php

The Ninth Annual EMERALD CITY COMICON, newly expanded to three days, will be taking place March 4th-6th, 2011 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in beautiful downtown Seattle, WA.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con Launches 2010 Charity Auction on eBay

December 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio

Press Release:

Mid-Ohio Comic Con Launches 2010 Charity Auction on eBay

Columbus, OH – December 2, 2010 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con is pleased to announce the launch of its 2010 charity auction on eBay. The auction features original art and other creative work from the guests at this year’s 30th anniversary show, many of whom made incredibly generous contributions. Of particular note, the auction includes all the giant sketches (19″ x 24″) done by artists on the Main Stage easel during the show as well as other contributed work, including sketchbooks, posters, and comics.

Batman by Matt WagnerProceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators who need emergency medical aid, financial support for the essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. “We are big believers in the Hero Initiative and are very pleased to see such strong support of its cause from the comic creators who donated their work to this year’s auction,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio Comic Con.

Creators whose work is featured in the auction include Sergio Aragonés (Groo), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Andy Bennett (Phantom), Pat Block (Scrooge), George Broderick (Christmas Eve), David Finch (Green Lantern), Chris Giarrusso (Mini Marvels), Michael Golden (Sketchbook), Lora Innes (Harley Quinn), Arvell Jones (Iron Fist), Todd Nauck (Impulse), Doug Paszkiewicz (Arsenic Lullaby), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Steve Scott (Hulk), Arthur Suydam (Zombie King Kong), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider), Billy Tucci (Wonder Woman), and Matt Wagner (Batman).

Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 was held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH on the weekend of November 6-7, 2010 and featured a who’s who of creators from the worlds of comics, film, literature, and television, including featured comic guests David Finch, Adam Hughes, Frank Cho and Barry Kitson as well as featured media guests Michael Berryman Lou Ferrigno and many more. Visit Mid-Ohio-Con on Blogger for a recap of the incredible 30th anniversary show and for further information on the 2010 charity auction.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011 will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH on the weekend of October 22-23, 2011. The event will showcase headline media guests Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman, natch!) along with featured comic guests Rob Liefeld (Deadpool, Youngblood, X-Force), Mike Grell (Warlord, Green Arrow), Greg Horn (Green Lantern, Emma Frost) and many more. Visit Wizard World’s Mid-Ohio Comic Con web site for more information on the 2011 show and stay tuned for regular announcements and updates.

NC – A Very Dapper Signing

Jim McCann and Janet Lee sign on Saturday November 20th from 11am – 5pm at Acme Comics in Greensboro NC  for the release of Return of the Dapper Men! Also appearing are Jacob Chabot (Mighty Skullboy Army), Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend), and Chris Giarrusso (G Man). 

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408

NH – Mini Marvels Signing

G-Man creator Chris Giarrusso signs on Sunday October 24th.

Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103

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