July 28, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.
“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”
The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.
Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.
Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.
Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.
“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”
New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.
Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.
“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”
More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.
For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.
Hip Hop Icon, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels signs issue #0 of new comic book at Desert Island in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday June 21st from 8:00 – 9:00 pm!!!
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will be autographing the first copies of his amazing prologue issue; DMC #0 this Saturday, June 21, 2014 8:00 P.M. at Williamsburg Brooklyn’s very own Desert Island . The book is written by Ron Wimberly (Vertigo’s Prince of Cats, Black Dynamite, Prophet) and penciled by Damion Scott (Batgirl, Superman ICONS). The cover is penciled by Damion Scott, inked by Dexter Vines, colored by Christopher Sotomayor with graffiti by Carlos Mare. A special limited edition art print will also be available for sale illustrated by ChrisCross (Action Comics, Batwing, Superman/Batman) and colored by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.
The graphic novel is an independent comic book published by DMC, Darryl Makes Comics with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels as publisher,Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is Editor In Chief and Riggs Morales is the Senior Editor. DMC #1 is the graphic novel debut from Darryl Makes Comics, a joint venture between Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Run DMC founding member Darryl McDaniels. The comic explores an alternate history 1980′s NYC, where superpowered “heroes” serve the already powerful, unrest simmers in the streets, and a mysterious vigilante named DMC saves those without a voice.
540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
DMC #1 is the graphic novel debut from Darryl Makes Comics, a joint venture between Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and Run DMC founding member Darryl McDaniels. The comic explores an alternate history 1980′s NYC, where superpowered “heroes” serve the already powerful, unrest simmers in the streets, and a mysterious vigilante named DMC saves those without a voice.
Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC)
Reiko Aylesworth (24, Hawaii Five-O)
Craig mUms Grant (Oz, Side Effect)
Featuring: Karina Ortiz, Darlenis Duran, and Blaze Mancilla
The Brick Theater
579 Metropolitan Ave New York, NY 11211
May 12, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
A bonafide legend in the music industry appears this year at Boston Comic Con: DARRYL “DMC” McDANIELS of the iconic hip-hop group Run DMC will appear to debut his new project Darryl Makes Comics, LLC! A musical and cultural innovator, his was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, and the first to appear on MTV. The Grammy-nominated artist has changed music, culture, fashion and language.
DMC now embarks on his next project that aims to change the face of pop culture forever! Combining two of his first loves, hip hop culture and comic books, DMC is ready to throw his hat into the ring as an independent publisher with an original comic series to be released this summer!
A devoted comic book aficionado who sold his childhood collection to purchase his first set of turntables, DMC is teaming up with prominent artists and writers of the comic book and music world to craft the first 100% authentic, unapologetic, indie, hip hop comic book. Read more about his comics at the link!
Previously announced guests include Sean Astin, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!
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 convention will be held Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th 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!
Elite Comics is bringing in a special guest for Planet Comicon: Darryl McDaniels of RUN DMC!
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a founding member of iconic rap group, RUN DMC is embarking on his next project that is aiming to change the face of pop culture forever! Combining two of his first loves, hip hop culture and comic books, DMC is ready to throw his hat into the ring as an independent publisher with an original comic DMC.
Elite Comics will have an Elite Comics Exclusive cover of the #0 issue of DMC for sale at Planet Comcon 2014! Check out the awesome work they are doing over at www.dmc-comics.com!
Planet Comicon is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention. Now in its thirteenth year! The convention will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center on March 14-16th. Please visit their website for the full guestlist, ticket information, and more!