CA – Free Comic Book MAY

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So, Free Comic Book Day is over, but FREE COMIC BOOK MAY continues. Below you will find information on how to take advantage of the amazing FREE COMICS giveaways we are doing every Saturday in May, as well as our crazy Events for this week. Please make sure to participate in all of these events, you will be glad you did.

First, about the FREE COMIC BOOK MAY Promotion. If you stopped by on Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, you received a Stamp Card, with 4 places to get a stamp. The first week should have been pre-stamped. If you did not get a card, or could not stop by on Saturday, pick one up anytime this week. Deadline is Friday night. IF you do not get one, you can not participate in Free Comic Book May promotion and trust me, when that Free Graphic Novel Day comes around, you will want to be part of that. You need to have all 3 stamps stamped on your card in order to get a FREE GRAPHIC NOVEL on May 26th, the fourth Saturday of the month .

We also have two awesome Signing Events this week.

First event is our two signings for SAM HUMPHRIES DAY. Sam is an awesome dude and a great friend of the store, and on this Wednesday, his new creator-owned book, Higher Earth (which is fantastic, and the first issue is $1.00) comes out, as well as his first issue of The Ultimates, which he is co-writing with Jonathan Hickman. In addition to that, We have copies of this incredible John Carter : Gods of Mars #1 with Ramon Perez (the artist of Tales of Sand) as well as $1.00 copies of Fanboys vs. Zombies #1. We also will have in stock Our Love is Real, a super controversial one shot that started Sam’s career in a huge way, as well as first 3 issues of Sacrifice, his indie series that made him a star, including our EXCLUSIVE Variant. We’ll have signings in Pasadena from noon to 3pm, and in the Valley from 5-8pm.

The other event we have this week is going to be HUGE. Join us on Saturday, May 12th, from 6pm to 9pm, as we celebrate the release of a truly SPECIAL Graphic Novel / Art Project, DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE, with creator/writer Christopher Ryder, as well as all of the artists involved in this awesome project, including:

Marc Sandroni
Mike Vosburg
Tone Rodriguez
Andy Suriano
Tony Fleecs
Chris Moreno
Mark Dos Santos
Rahsan Ekedal

The event will be a 1940s noir/sci-fi Costume Party / Contest (with an amazing prize for the best costume, a jam piece by the artists involved), FREE BOOZE, Custom Label DAMES IN THE ATOMIC AGE Cigars, Music, Movies and a ton of Retro FUN.

RSVP For this event by clicking HERE.

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Canoga Park, CA 91306

Great Allentown Comic Con Announces Schedule for November 2011 Mega Show

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GACC ANNOUNCES PANEL AND EVENT SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 19-20TH MEGA SHOW!

Star Wars actors Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane, and Star Trek actor Robert Picardo are just some of the great panels attendees can see at The Great Allentown Comic Con’s MEGA SHOW event in November!

The Great Allentown Comic Con presents the 2011 MEGA SHOW Panel schedule, and a packed show room with 100 tables of artists and dealers this show is the largest “little con” in eastern PA. All panels will run approximately 1 hour, and many will include multimedia presentations and interactions with attendees as well as prizes! In addition to the panels below attendees can still expect Door Prizes at 11:30, 2:45 and 5pm both days.

Saturday

Main Show Room:

10:00 AM – Show Opens! – It’s time to “Get UR GEEK On!” as the first annual Great Allentown Comic Con MEGE SHOW officially Opens!

11:30 AM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the first group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

2:45 PM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the second group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

5:00 PM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the final group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

6:00 PM – That’s not All! -Sure the showroom is closed, but be sure to join the party at Lee Gribbens on Main in Emmaus at 9pm for the After Party sponsored by HIGH EVOLUTION STUDIOS!

Large Panel Room:

10:30 AM Crazy 8 Press – Join NY Times Best Selling Authors and Famed creators Michael Jan Friedman and Peter David as they discuss their new independent publishing venture Crazy 8 Press! With over 200 novels between them already printed, and dozens of universes and genre touched, listen to them discuss the new worlds they plan to visit now that they are independent.

12:30 PM Hound Comics – Join the Hound Comics team (Brimstone, Sajad Shah, Mina Sanwald, and Lucious) as they discuss upcoming project, current releases, and just how much goes into creating comics, books, cartoons and video games!

1:30 PM Joint 501st Legion and Rebel Legion Star Wars Trivia Contest! – Do you know how many parsecs it took the Millennium Falcon to finish the Kessel Run? How many meters long is a womp rat?….What is a womp rat anyway? If you can answer these questions than be sure to come to this Trivia contest…and Win some great prizes!

3:00 PM Costume Contest! – This one is easy…show up in a costume! Just think…Halloween could come twice this year! Cosplay expert Amber Love Delaney will be on hand to help judge the best outfits and hand out prizes!

4:00 PM Underbelly Media – YouTube sensation and all around geektastic sketch show Underbelly will be presenting a special multimedia show. Sketches, bits, and all around geek cultural explosions can be expected!

Small Panel Room:

10:30 AM Smurftology 101 – Join “Smurfologist” Matt Murray as he puts on his professor smurf hat and presents a history of The Smurfs! Is Papa Smurf actually Carl Marx? Do the Smurfs plan to take over the world? These myths (or truths?) and more will be covered…so be sure to “Smurf” yourself a chair and “Smurf” in!

12:30 PM Comic Greats and Legends Panel – Join Tom Smith, Neil Vokes, and Bob Hall as they discuss working in comics in the modern age…and just what it feels like to have been in the “funny books” for so long. Learn the untold stories about the creation and influences these artists have had on titles from The Avengers to Doctor Strange!

1:30 PM Toteman Panel – November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and the GACC is proud to be supporting the Toteman Epilepsy Awareness/PSA comic book. But who is Toteman anyway…and why should people support this great book? Join Toteman creator John McLaren and artist RickMan to learn just why you should be helping this great cause!

4:00 PM Horror/Zombie Panel – Join Neil Vokes, Tom Schloendorn, Tommy Castillo and Chris Moreno as they discuss the Horror of the past and future, and our current love of all things Zombie.

Sunday

Main Show Room:
10:00 AM – Show Opens! – It’s time to “Get UR GEEK On!” as the first annual Great Allentown Comic Con MEGE SHOW officially Opens for a second day!

11:30 AM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the first group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

2:45 PM – Door Prizes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the second group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

5:00 PM – Door Prizes & Show Closes! – Be sure to make it back into the main showroom where the final group of door prizes for the day will be given out…Busts, Trades, Comics and Toys…what will you win?

Large Panel Room:

10:30 AM JK Woodward & Peter David – Join the creative team behind Fallen Angel as they discuss working together on one of today’s top independent titles. Learn just what goes into the creative process for JK Woodward one of the comic industries most talented up and coming artists, and Peter David, one of its most prolific author/creators.

12:00 PM Star Wars Panel! – Join Peter Mayhew and Tom Kane as they discuss working in one of the most iconic and celebrated franchises in history. With some great stories, and possible spoilers? On upcoming events…this is a can’t miss panel for true fans of Star Wars!

1:30 PM Star Trek Panel -Join us as we let Robert Picardo have his way with us in this rare solo panel appearance. If prior experiences are any indication expect to catch at least one song and dance number, and quite a few entertaining stories and jokes. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat!

3:00 PM Pretending to be on TV with Glen Tickle – Comedian Glen Tickle hosts a “late night” style show with attitude. Joined by artists and guests Glen will interview and get to the bottom of this whole “Comic Con” thing.

4:00 PM Toteman Epilepsy Auction – We are proud to be supporting the Toteman Epilepsy comic book and Epilepsy Awareness in general. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and what could be better than supporting a great cause and an up and coming comic book creator. While online bidding has begun prior to the show, this will be the final live auction, and once the gavel lands some great art and items will find new homes…and with your support we will have raised enough to send the Toteman book to print. So…come and Bid High and Bid Often!

Small Panel Room:

10:30 AM How to Draw Smurfs – This one is for the kids! Smurfologist Matt Murray will teach you how to draw your favorite Smurf!

1:00 PM Disney World! – Former Disney Animator Terry Naughton has influenced and worked on many of the classic Disney films of the last 3 decades. Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast are just a few of the things he has done. Currently he has done the artwork for Peter and Angie Mayhew’s children’s novels and has his own book out “The Art of Terry Naughton”

*All times are approximate, and may change at last minute.

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Only Comic, Sci-Fi and Pop-Culture Convention in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry. Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and our commitment to providing events where they can come express themselves freely.

Great Allentown Comic Con! Announces Initial Lineup for November 2011 Mega Show

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THE GREAT ALLENTOWN COMIC CON! ANNOUNCES INITIAL NOVEMBER 19th & 20th MEGA SHOW GUEST LINEUP!

NY Times bestseller Michael Jan Friedman, Bob Greenberger, Publisher Steven H. Wilson, and Artists – Neil Vokes, Chris Moreno, and Tom Smith – Join The Great Allentown Comic Con’s November 19th – 20th Inaugural Mega Show Lineup.

Allentown PA, August 31s t – NY Times Bestselling authors and award winning artists have announced plans to attend the Inaugural 2011 Mega Show edition of the Lehigh Valley’s largest pop culture extravaganza – The Great Allentown Comic Con! to be held November 19th and 20th at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA.

“With the success of our 1-day shows, we are thrilled to offer our fans a chance to see even more guests over the course of a weekend long event.” – Christopher D. Wertz, Show Founder and Promoter. “We are also pleased to be able to provide our fans a chance to meet such amazingly talented creators such as NY Times Best Seller Michael Jan Friedman and his business partner and fellow author Bob Greenberger (they recently founded Crazy 8 Press along with friend and colleague Peter David).”

The November show will have a strong Sci-fi theme, the guests announced today provide a Star Trek presence with additional Sci-fi and Comic Book related guests also being planned (To be announced in coming weeks). For more information visit us online at www.allentowncomiccon.com and remember to come to the show in November and “Get Ur Geek On!”

For a Full list of Guests attending the November 19-20th 2011 Mega Show, please visit: http://www.allentowncomiccon.com/artists-and-guests.html

Those interested in Dealers and items of interested can visit: http://www.allentowncomiccon.com/dealers.html

The following is a partial list of initial guest announcement details:

Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, about half of them set somewhere in the wilds of the Star Trek universe.
Friedman has also written for the Aliens, Predator, Wolf Man, Lois and Clark, DC Super Hero, Marvel Super Hero, and Wishbone licensed book universes. Eleven of his book titles, including the autobiography Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Ghost Hunting (written with SciFi’s Ghost Hunters), have appeared on the prestigious New York Times primary bestseller list, and his novel adaptation of the Batman & Robin movie was for a time the #1 bestselling book in Poland (really).

Bob Greenberger began his professional career began at Starlog Press where he created Comics Scene then joined DC Comics as assistant editor, working on the seminal before switching to the administrative side of the company, rising to the role of Manager-Editorial Operations.
In 2000, Bob left DC for a job as Producer at Gist Communications and then returned to comics in 2001, as Marvel Comics’ Director-Publishing Operations. In 2002, he went back to DC Comics as a Senior Editor in its collected editions department. Bob joined Weekly World News as Managing Editor until its demise in 2007. Since then he has been a fulltime freelance writer and editor including numerous Star Trek novels and short fiction in addition to short works of science fiction and fantasy. His adult nonfiction includes the Scribe award-winning novelization of Hellboy II: The Golden Army. He is a founding member of the writers’ cooperative, Crazy 8 Press, which launched this past summer.

Crazy 8 Press Founded by Michael Jan Friedman, the website (www.crazy8press.com) allows Peter David, Bob Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Aaron Rosenberg and Howard Weinstein to make their old and new original fiction available directly to the fans. The offerings are formatted for use by all eReaders or Print on Demand with new titles released every 6-8 weeks.

Steven H. Wilson has interviewed Jonathan Frakes and William Campbell for Starlog, written for DC Comics Star Trek classic and Warlord series, and, most recently, served as principal writer and director for Prometheus Radio Theatre and publisher of Firebringer Press. His original science fiction series, The Arbiter Chronicles, currently boasting nineteen full-cast audio dramas and the novel Taken Liberty, has won the Mark Time Silver Award and the Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama (long form). A new series of episodes is currently in development. His third novel, Unfriendly Persuasion, is due out in 2012. As a podcaster, besides hosting the Prometheus Radio Theatre podcast, Steve has recorded Lester Del Rey’s Badge of Infamy for podiobooks.com, multiple roles in J. Daniel Sawyer’s production of Antithesis, and Nobilis’s upcoming presentation of Scouts.

Neil Vokes has been Illustrating stories in comic books professionally for over 28 years working on titles and projects involving Superman, Iron Man, Tarzan, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more, currently working on FLESH & BLOOD with Bob Tinnell, the first issue of which is due out in October in time for Halloween.

Chris Moreno is the creator of Zombie Dickheads, now appearing in Zombie Bomb: Dark Daze from Terminal Press. His work has appeared in Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics. His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image. His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat (http://www.superfrat.com), and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
Chris’s work has appeared on sketch cards for Inkworks for The Spirit, Shrek the Third, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem, Hellboy: Sword of Storms, Robots and Family Guy. His art has also been seen in role-playing games for companies like Kenzer & Co. , on their Hackmaster game and Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine, and Tony DiGerolamo’s Complete Mafia for d20 from Living Room Games.

Tom Smith has been one of the top comic book color artists for the last 25 years and has colored some of Comic’s best-selling titles and has done work for all the top comic companies. Including Marvel ,DC, Image ,Top Cow, IDW, Chaos , First, Malibu, Platinum, Gorilla, Topps, IDW and many others on the Comics like Avengers ,X-Men 2099, Hulk “Future Imperfect,” Avengers /JLA, Spiderman, The Brave and the Bold, Dr Who, Astro-boy, The Ghoul, Jurassic Park, and also has been the Sunday color artist of The Phantom newspaper strip for the last 2 years. He owns and operates his own color and pre-press house “Scorpion Studios” in the great state of New Jersey.

About The Great Allentown Comic Con! – The Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley. Founded in 2010, by Riverside Comics; The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC) is already one of the fastest growing Fan-focused events in the comics industry. Currently located in the 10,000 sq ft Showroom of the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown PA, the GACC is dedicated to producing celebrations of comics and popular culture by providing unique access to talented artists and a family-friendly experience for fans. The show motto “Get UR Geek On!” represents in part the recognition of the diverse and unique nature of our fans, and events where they can come express themselves.

The Great Allentown Comic Con – Mega Show (November 2011)

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Convention Name
The Great Allentown Comic Con – Mega Show!
Convention Website Address
http://www.allentowncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date
11/19/2011
End Date
11/20/2011
About This Convention
The GACC – Largest Pop-Culture Comic Convention in the Lehigh Valley – Inaugural 2 Day Mega Show Event!

Over 10,000 SqFt of Dealers – Golden age-Current, Collectible Toys, Cards, Pulp, and Vintage Memorabilia!

Special Prizes, Door Prizes and Artists/Media Guests all weekend, Special original art fundraising auction Sunday!

Come Get UR Geek On! At The Great Allentown Comic Con!

Guests Include:

Writers:
NY Times Best Selling Author – Michael Jan Friedman
Former DC/Marvel editor and author – Bob Greenberger
Steven H. Wilson
Phil Giunta
John Mclaren

Artists:
Neil Vokes
Tom Smith
Chris Moreno
RickMan
Nick Mockoviak
Mina Sanwald
Gwen Patton (Sunday Only)
Media/Pop Culture Guests:
BrimStone (Hound Comics)
Garrison Carida – 501st Legion (Saturday Only)
Smurfologist Matt Murray

Publishers:
Hound Comics
Ultimate Comics Group (Sunday Only)
And Many More!

Venue Name and Address
Merchants Square Mall
1901 S. 12th St.
Allentown, PA 18103
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
95
Projected Attendance
1500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
Michael Jan Friedman, Neil Vokes, Bob Greenberger, Tom Smith, Chris Moreno, Brimstone, Mina Sanwald, Crazy 8 Press, Steven Wilson, 501st Legion

So Cal Comic Con (August 2011)

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Convention Name
So Cal Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.socalcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
08/27/2011
About This Convention
The So Cal Comic Con is proud to announce that the Guest of Honor for the 2nd show will be none other than fan-favorite artist and creator J. Scott Campbell! A previous resident of San Diego while working at Wildstorm Productions, Campbell is known throughout the world for his artistic rendering of attractive women and dynamic pencilling on titles such as Gen 13, his creator owned titles Danger Girl and Wildsiderz, and his stunning covers for Amazing Spider-Man and other popular Marvel Comics titles.In addition to Mr. Campbell, the So Cal Comic Con is also hosting comic creators such as Keu Cha (Hex), the Garage Art Studios team (Tony Fleecs, Chris Moreno, Tone Rodriguez, and Mark dos Santos), penciller Joel Gomez (Flashpoint: Reverse Flash), local artist David Miller, and inker Joe Weems. Blogger Michael Hamersky (ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com) will be broadcasting LIVE from the event! Comic books can be autographed and receive the prestigious CGC Signature Series label designation for any guest at our show.

Admission to the show is only $5, or $4 with a flyer from your local Southern California comic book shop. Kids 13 and under get in free with a paid adult admission. Buy your tickets at the door. Free gift bags will be provided to the 1st 100 fans in attendance, filled with donated comics and posters from our sponsors (IDW, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Top Cow/Image, and more)

The 2nd annual So Cal Comic Con will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Oceanside Boys and Girls Club, located at 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, CA 92054. Raffles will be held throughout the day for amazing prizes like a copy of X-Men #1 from 1963 signed by Stan Lee! We are hosting over a dozen vendors, including Southern California Comics, Super-Con/Steve Wyatt, Terry’s Comics, Comic Madness, The Comic Cellar, Echo Base Toys, Comic Gallery, GoDaddyO’s Comic Book Hideout, Mike’s Collectibles N’ Stuff, Angelo’s Comics, Desert Wind Comics, FVF Comics, and more!

ABOUT THE SO CAL COMIC CON
The So Cal Comic Con is a locally run comic book convention aimed at providing a friendly and exciting atmosphere for buying comic books, graphic novels, toys, and original comic artwork for all ages and eras. We are not affiliated with any other convention or non-profit organization in San Diego. For more information, please check our website athttp://www.socalcomiccon.com or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SoCalComicCon.

Venue Name and Address
Oceanside Boys and Girls Club
401 Country Club Lane
Oceanside, CA 92054
United States
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Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Guests
J. Scott Campbell, Keu Cha, Tone Rodriguez, Chris Moreno, Joe Weems, Tony Fleecs, Mark dos Santos, Joel Gomez, David Miller

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HeroesCon 2011 Continues to Expand Guest List

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HeroesCon announced over 20 new guest additions this week to an already enormous guest list! Included are superstars like Neal Adams, Jim Starlin, Tim Sale, and many more! HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!

Press Release:

HeroesCon is very happy to announce that Neal Adams will be attending HeroesCon 2011! Neal is a living legend known for bringing a realism to superhero comics that didn’t exist before his arrival. Illustrating classic comics like Green Lantern #76 (pictured), Strange Adventures (creating the definitive look for Deadman), and many more, Neal went on to be DC’s primary cover artist during the 70?s. He later went on to found Continuity Comics and most recently he is writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey at DC Comics.

Scott Hampton’s gorgeous work was recently seen in the pages of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Try to catch Scott painting on our art stage for the Annual Art Auction.  He always creates something spectacular!

Painter Erik Jones has quickly made a name for himself in comics with his gorgeous covers for books like Hack/Slash, Witchblade, and Unkown and is currently doing covers for the new Elric series.

Heidi MacDonald is the brains behind the fantastic comics news site The Beat. Always insightful and informative, she has guided the site through it’s many incarnations while remaining a great resource to the comics industry and it’s fans.

David Mack is an Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling painter, writer, and cartoonist behind Kabuki, The Shy Creatures, numerous Daredevil arcs, and much more.

Writer Ben McCool has been doing tons of work lately, namely Memoir, Captain America: The Korvac Saga, and Choker.

Chris Moreno’s work has appeared in ZombieBomb 4: Dark Daze, Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image.  His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.

Jeff Parker is no stranger to regular HeroesCon attendees or anyone that’s read a Marvel comic in the last few years for that matter! Since the success of his creator-owned The Interman, Jeff has gone on to write Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas and many other titles. One of my personal favorites is Mysterius the Unfathomable, with artist Tom Fowler.

We’re excited to welcome Tim Sale back to HeroesCon this summer. Besides extraordinarily popular books like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, Tim also did the paintings (with Dave Stewart) for the Isaac character on the television series Heroes.

Also added this week:

Jason “Spyda” Adams– sculptor

Josh Adams– creator of In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve, artist on House of Mystery #13.

Scott Hanna – inker of titles such as Detective Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Nova and many other Marvel and DC comics.

Norman Lee – inker of titles such as X-Men, Namor, New Mutants, DCU Online Legends and many more.

Mike Lilly – artist on books like Black Terror, Annihilation Conquest: Quasar, Vampirella, Punisher, and Batman.

David Malki! is the author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips. In 2008, the Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award — the highest honor in comics — for “Best Humorous Publication.” He’s also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010 thanks to an innovative grassroots marketing campaign.

J.D. Mettler– colorist on Ex Machina, The Talisman, JSA, War Heroes, Down, and many more.

Bill Neville– artist and co-creator of the Explorers

Joe Pruett – Desperado Publishing

Jim Starlin – writer/ artist on titles like Dreadstar, Breed, Batman, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel and many more.

Gary Reed– is the author of many titles with the most notable being Saint Germaine, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, and Baker Street.

Sara Richard– artist on Zombie Bomb and sketch cards for Marvel’s Dangerous Divas and Betty Page.

Art Thibert– inker on titles such as Ulitmate Spider-Man, X-Factor, X-Men and many more.

Wayne Vansant– artist on The ‘Nam

Alexis Ziritt– creator of Rudo and Mekano Turbo. Founder of Fistful Apparel.

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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Whilce Portacio, Tomm Coker, Joshua Fialkov, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Tone Rodriguez, and Ray Friesen sign on May 7th.

Press Release:

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 11, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce this year’s big Celebration for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring some of the best talent in comics, charity fundraiser event, and many great giveaways for all attendees.
 
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book industry creators. The store holds monthly events with artists and writers from all corners of the industry, and the full time gallery hosts art events and gallery shows.  “Our goal is to be more than just a comic book store. There are many comic book stores in our city. We want to stand out, to become a Destination where one can interact with the people that produce the books.”, says Edward Greenberg, the owner of Collector’s Paradise.  Comic book industry has been very supportive of Collector’s Paradise’ efforts in this endeavor, working with them to organize numerous events to promote their new releases and special projects.
 
This year Collector’s Paradise is presenting one of their best line-ups of comic book creators to date, including:
 
Whilce Portacio – Co-founder, Image Comics, Creator and Artist – Wetworks, Uncanny X-Men, Artifacts…

Joshua Fialkov – creator – Eisner-award nominated TUMOR graphic novel, Echoes, Elk’s Run

Tomm Coker – creator – Undying Love, artist on many Marvel titles including Daredevil NOIR, 5 Ronin

Tone Rodriguez – artist – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem!, Snake Plissken Chronicles, Radioactive Man

Tony Fleecs – creator/writer/artist – In My Lifetime, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical comic book

Chris Moreno – artist – Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  

Ray Friesen – kids graphic novel author – Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken, Cupcakes of Doom… 

In addition to the great creator line up, the event will feature the annual “Sketches for HERO Initiative” fundraiser, where all of the artists featured will do $10 sketches for the fans, with 100% of the proceeds directly going to HERO Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps comic book creators in need.  Collector’s Paradise has been working with HERO for the last five years to make sure that those creators who need financial and medical help are taken care of.
 
Kids are a big focus of Collector’s Paradise’ effort on FCBD.  The event will feature costumed characters for the kids to take photographs with, as well as several thousand kid-friendly comic books given away to all fans in attendance. 
 
For the first time at our FCBD Event, a famous Korean / Latin fusion Food Truck, CALBI, will be parked at our event from 11am to 3pm, selling their delicious fusion tacos and burritos to event attendees.
 
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards from Noon to 7:00pm, with creator signings and character appearances from noon to 3:00pm.
 
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park.  For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at store@comicsandcards.net

Hero Initiative at WonderCon 2011

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative Celebrates WonderCon’s 25th Anniversary With A Fundraiser Sponsored by IDW for The Cartoon Art Museum and the Hero Initiative with Special Guest Berkeley Breathed

Sketch of your choice by Arthur Adams at Auction and Special Guests singings!

LOS ANGELES, CA: WonderCon celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2011 as one of the country’s best comics and popular arts events on the West Coast! Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that supports comic creators in financial need, will be there celebrating with the crowd at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco, Friday April 1 through Sunday April 3.

To help celebrate, The Hero Initiative and the Cartoon Art Museum proudly present the Annual WonderCon Weekend Party and Silent Auction, generously sponsored by IDW Publishing. The party will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 8pm to 11pm at the museum located at 665 Mission Street in San Francisco, right around the corner for the convention. Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale from $10 to $100. Special incentives will be given for higher-level donations including membership, signed catalogs, and special limited edition prints. Advance tickets may be purchased through this link: http://guestli.st/48612. Capacity for this special event is limited, and advance reservations are recommended otherwise tickets can be purchased at the door. Don’t miss out on the fun; you never know who will show up!

In addition, we are giving you a chance to get a convention sketch from master artist Arthur Adams! Go to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290548732226 for details, and you could win a single-character inked drawing of a character of your choosing. The winning bidder MUST be paid in full by April 1st and bring their PayPal receipt with photo ID to the Hero Initiative booth, #702.

At our booth we will have newly released Archie: 50 Times and American Icon book for sale! All 50 amazing covers have been donated from artists around the world to comprise this fantastic collection! Get it while supplies last! Don’t forget to check out our line up for sketches and signatures. Proceeds all go to Hero Initiative’s great cause. Check it out!

Booth schedule as follows:

Friday April 1, 12-7
Marv Wolfman 330-430
Jason Aaron 4-5
Francis Manapul 430-600

Saturday April 2, 10-7
Francis Manapul 1-3
Marv Wolfman 430-530

Sunday April 3, 11-5
Terry Moore 1-2

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The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms.

About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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 $400,000 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.

CA – Monsterverse Signing

Kerry Gammill, Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro, Charlie Largent and more sign on October 29th at 7pm.

Meltdown Comics kicks off celebrating Halloween early with Monsterverse Entertainment and the pre-release of its first issue of its “BELA LUGOSI’S TALES FROM THE GRAVE” horror comic book series! Special contributor guests: Publisher/artist Kerry Gammill! West Coast Editor/writer Sam F. Park. Artists Chris Moreno, Rafael Navarro and Charlie Largent!

Friday, October 29, 2010 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm

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Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

CA – Bela Lugosi’s Tales From the Grave Launch Party

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John Cassaday, Bruce Timm, Chris Moreno, Sam Park, Kerry Gammill, Bela Lugosi, Jr.,  Derke McCaw and more to be announced sign on October 26th at 7 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
4213 West Burbank Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91505-2124

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