Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day 2014 Event

Connecticut ComiCONN

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Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!

Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!

To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.

ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.

This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors

As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Connecticut ComiCONN. The latest developments can always be found on our website www.comiconn.com , Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Added to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Top Stories

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Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Banner List of All-Star Artists!

Capullo, Finch, Prado, and Reis Join the 3 Day Party!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 10, 2014 – Year after year, the staff at the Baltimore Comic-Con strives to make our show bigger and better, and our 15th annual event will be no different. The premiere 3-day gala occurs the weekend of September 5-7, 2014!

Our announced guests today are noteworthy for their artistic contributions to the industry, and specifically their recent work at DC Comics.

BatmanAfter some initial success at small-press publisher FantaCo, Greg Capullo landed work in the 1990s at Marvel Comics on titles such as Quasar, What If..?, and X-Force. Todd MacFarlane approached Capullo to do work for him at Image Comics on MacFarlane’s Spawn, which led to a run on the title, spin-offs, and other notable titles under the Image umbrella including Haunt and Capullo’s The Creech. DC Comics wooed Capullo to take over art duties on Batman during their New 52 relaunch, a run that went on to earn great accolades.

Dark KnightJoining us from Canada, David Finch received recognition for his early work at Top Cow Productions on titles such as Cyberforce, Ascension, and Aphrodite IX. He then went on to spend a number of years at Marvel Comics, working on blockbuster titles including Ultimate X-Men, Avengers (and the relaunched New Avengers), and Moon Knight before jumping into an exclusive contract with DC Comics in 2010 where he flexed his writing muscles as well as his drawing skills on Batman: The Dark Knight. He is currently working on DC’s Forever Evil.

Justice League of AmericaThe Brazilian team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will also return to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014! Reis began his career at Dark Horse with a long run on Ghost and follow-up work on The Mask, Time Cop, and Xena. He has worked on Marvel titles like Avengers, Iron Man, and Defenders, and at DC on Action Comics, Teen Titans, and Superman. Prado’s line work has graced the pages and covers of DC Comics’ Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, and Rann/Thanagar War. Together, they are currently working on Justice League and Aquaman and The Others, also from DC Comics.

“We love what these gentlemen have brought to the DC Comics Universe, and comics art in general,” commented Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome them back, and we know our fans will be thrilled to hear they’ll be joining us again!”

This year’s previously confirmed guests for the show include: Marty Baumann (Pixar artist); Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl); Dave Bullock (Batman Black and White); Bernard Chang (Green Lantern Corps); Sean Chen (Amazing Spider-Man); Jimmy Cheung (Infinity); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (X-Men: Battle of the Atom); Richard Clark (House of Gold & Bones); Steve Conley (Bloop); Alan Davis (Wolverine); Tommy Lee Edwards (Suicide Risk); Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys); Dave Gibbons (Watchmen); Bryan JL Glass (Mice Templar); Michael Golden (The Ravagers); Cully Hamner (Animal Man); Dean Haspiel (The Fox); Fred Hembeck (Garfield); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); JG Jones (Green Lantern Corps, Batman Black and White); Justin Jordan (Luther Strode, Green Lantern: New Guardians); Barry Kitson (Empire); Aaron Kuder (Action Comics); David Mack (Shadowman); Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy); Alex Maleev (Moon Knight); Ron Marz (Witchblade); Bob McLeod (X-Men: Gold); Tradd Moore (Deadpool Annual); Mark Morales (New Avengers); Dan Parent (Archie, Veronica, Kevin Keller); David Peterson (Mouse Guard); Eric Powell (The Goon); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Budd Root (Cavewoman); Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-Man); Andy Smith (Superman #23.1: Bizarro); John K. Snyder III (Zorro Rides Again); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Charles Soule (Thunderbolts); Ben Templesmith (The Memory Collectors); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Two-Face); John Totleben (Swamp Thing); Herb Trimpe (GI Joe: A Real American Hero); Billy Tucci (Shi); Rick Veitch (Saga of the Swamp Thing); Matt Wagner (Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil); Bill Willingham (Fables); Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom); and Thom Zahler (My Little Pony).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

ON – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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David Finch, Leonard Kirk, Jason Fabok, and more sign at Gotham Central Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

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David Finch – Making his second Free Comic Book Day appearance at Gotham Central! David is known for his work with Marvel titles such as ‘World War Hulk’, ‘X-men’, and ‘Captain America’. After winning The Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Artist in 2009, he moved to DC Comics to write and draw their New 52 title ‘Batman: The Dark Knight.” He now draws The New 52 title ‘Justice League of America’.

Jason Fabok – Gotham Central is proud to present Jason Fabok as he is now working on his own title for DC Comics. Working with writer John Layman on The New 52’s ‘Detective Comics’, Fabok will be joining us for his second year for Free Comic Book Day.

Mike Del Mundo – Born in the Philippines and now local to Toronto, Ontario, Mike Del Mundo is known for his amazing cover work for Marvel. His art spans a large amount of Marvel titles including Marvel Now’s ‘Avengers Arena’, ‘X-Men Legacy’, and ‘Marvel Zombies’. This is the first time we will be hosting Mike and are pleased to add him to our roster.

Leonard Kirk – Leonard has worked on many titles spanning both Marvel and DC Comics. His work can be found on fan favorites like ‘Aquaman’, ‘Detective Comics’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Ultragirl’ and ‘Dark X-Men’. This is also the first time Leonard has appeared at Gotham Central.

Spent Pencils – Spent Pencils is a collective group of 20+ local artists with various talents. From painters, anime artists, digital artists and skilled pencil workers, the crew of Spent Pencils bring an amazing amount of talent to any event.

Mark Bertolini – A Local Comic writer with a few titles under his belt. Mark has just launched the first issue of this new title ‘Broken’ for Free!

Nicholas Lukic – Nicholas is a local independent filmmaker, artist and writer, currently working on his own comic book series and short films. He will also be at Niagara Falls comic con with local artist Andrew Armelim.

Andrew Armelim – Andrew is a Independent comic illustrator and graphic designer. His most recent work can be found in the promotional posters for ‘DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga’ and is working on a project to bring back a lovable 80’s character in a fresh new comic series drawn by himself.

Chris Burke – Also known as Toronto Joker or That Joker Guy, Chris’ photo-realistic renderings of beloved characters as well as his own comic ‘Comic Sins’ always garner attention of their own next to his painted face.

Character Attractions:

Toronto Deadpool – He is everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth and here’s hoping he brings a chimichanga cart with him.

Toronto X-Men – The Gang is all here to represent Mutant Kind and keep us all safe from Magneto and the Brotherhood’s elitist ways.

Toronto Ironman – It wouldn’t be a party without Marvel’s favorite billionaire, playboy, genius, philanthropist in attendance. Comes completely suited.

Ontario Ghostbusters – Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals…

Back to the Future DeLorean – If you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? Take a trip in the front seat of the famed DeLorean and have photographic proof of the trip. If you meet Darth Vader and he tells you he’s from planet Vulcan… something is a muck.

Arkham Batman and Robin – Sworn to protect the city of Gotham after the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne adopts the name of Batman… and a boy wonder to aid him. Towering at 6’10, you can’t miss this opportunity to meet the ultimate Batman and Robin combo.

That Joker Guy – And what would the Dynamic Duo do all day if we didn’t provide them with a villain? Why so serious?

Other Activities:

Hourly prizes and draws, raffles, contests and more!

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5170 Dixie Road Unit 102, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1E3
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Baltimore Comic-Con 2013 Welcomes David Finch

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes David Finch

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – February 25, 2013 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce the addition of superstar artist David Finch to the growing line-up of talent attending this year’s show. The 14th Annual show will be held September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

David Finch began his career in comics as the artist on the Top Cow Productions title, Cyberforce before co-creating the series Ascension. While at Top Cow, Finch also worked on such titles as Aphrodite IX, The Darkness, and Tales of the Witchblade.

In 2003, Finch began working with Brian Micheal Bendis on a year-long story arc for Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men before the duo moved on to Avengers and New Avengers. During his 8 years at Marvel Comics, he worked on such titles as Moon Knight, Ultimatum, Wolverine, and Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America – Spider-Man.

In 2010, Finch announced that he was leaving Marvel to become an exclusive artist with DC Comics and was one of several artist who worked on the bi-weekly title, Brightest Day. In January of 2011, Finch began writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight.

After DC’s launch of the New 52, he continued writing and drawing the second volume of the Batman: The Dark Knight, as well as providing cover art for Justice League, Justice League International, and Birds of Prey. He is currently the artist on the recently launched, Justice League of America.

“David is one of the most talented artists working in comics today and we couldn’t be happier to have him returning to Baltimore again this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “He’s a fan-favorite creator so this will be a real treat for everyone attending the show!”

Finch joins our other confirmed guests for the show including: Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 14th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 9 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Boston Comic Con 2013 Announces Guests

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New England’s biggest and best comic book convention returns on April 20-21, 2013 to the Hynes Convention Center! Joining us this year is a veritable who’s who of amazing comic creators. The growing list of special guests includes Sergio Aragones, Mark Bagley, Nick Bradshaw, Mark Brooks, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, David Finch, Joseph Michael Linsner, David Mack, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Dustin Nguyen, Jimmy Palmiotti, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Tim Seeley, William Stout, and more to be announced! Tell your friends!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

Artist alley and vendor table registration is also open. Forms can be found on 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 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. Next year’s convention will be held  Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day at the  Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information  please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow  us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon)  and Facebook!

DC Announces Booth Signing Schedule for SDCC 2012: Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder, David Finch, JMS, and Lots More

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As a special treat, Jim Lee and Chris Daughtry will be doing a signing together on Friday at 7:30 at the Michael J. Wolf Gallery! And what’s more, the first 50 people in line for this signing will get a free autographed lithograph, drawn by Daughtry and inked by Lee!

Please note that the Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Snyder and Anthony Bourdain signings will require wristbands. Wristbands will be available at the beginning of each day at the DCE booth for that day’s signing.

 

Wednesday, July 11

6-7pm

Scott Lobdell

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

 

7-8pm

Francis Manapul

Art and Franco

 

8-9pm

Geoff Johns

Jim Lee

Rafael Albuquerque

 

Thursday, July 12

10-11am

Marv Wolfman

Derek Fridolfs

Dustin Nguyen

Scott Snyder

Rafael Albuquerque

James Tynion IV

Francesco Francavilla

 

11am-12pm

J.T. Krul

Freddie Williams

Paul Cornell

Bernard Chang

Jamal Igle

 

12-1pm

Dan Jurgens

Greg Weisman

Sean Murphy

 

1-2pm

James Robinson

Philip Tan

Nicola Scott

Jeff Lemire

 

2-3pm

Francis Manapul

Brian Buccellato

Tony Bedard

Phil Jimenez

Andy Lanning

Dan Abnett

 

3-4pm

Gregg Hurwitz

David Finch

Paul Levitz (tentative)

Josh Williamson

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

 

4-5pm

Art Baltazar

Franco

Joshua Hale Fialkov

Tom Richmond

Peter Kuper

 

5-6pm

Geoff Johns

Jim Lee

Alex Sinclair

Rob Liefeld

Bryan Q. Miller

Cat Staggs

 

6-7pm

Shane Davis

Ryan Benjamin

Cliff Chiang

 

Friday, July 13

10-11am

Kyle Higgins

Trevor McCarthy

Adam Beechen

Tracy Hickman

 

11am-12pm

James Robinson

Philip Tan

Ed Boon

 

12-1pm

Francis Manapul

Brian Buccellato

Joe Harris

Sean Murphy

 

1-2pm

Ken Lashley

Adam Glass

Tony Daniel

Moritat

Jimmy Palmiotti

 

2-3pm

Scott Snyder

Rafael Albuequerque

Derek Fridolfs

Dustin Nguyen

Mike Carey

Dan Abnett (tentative)

 

3-4pm

David Finch

Gregg Hurwitz

Scott Lobdell

Jeff Lemire

David Lloyd

 

4-5pm

Darwyn Cooke

Amanda Conner

Len Wein

Anthony Bourdain

Langdon Foss

Joel Rose

Jose Villarubia

 

5-6pm

J. Michael Straczynski

Shane Davis

Nicola Scott (tentative)

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

Jill Thompson

 

6-7pm

Geoff Johns

Jim Lee

Alex Sinclair

Rob Liefeld

JH Williams

 

7:30-8:30pm*

Jim Lee

Chris Daughtry

*Please note this signing is taking place at the Michael J. Wolf gallery instead of at the DCE booth.

 

Saturday, July 14

10-11am

James Robinson

Philip Tan

Nicola Scott

Gail Simone

Sean Murphy

 

11am-12pm

David Finch

Gregg Hurwitz

Mike Carey

Len Wein

 

12-1pm

Tony Daniel

Art Baltazar

Franco

Rick Sanchez

Scott Snyder

 

1-2pm

Tony Bedard

Tyler Kirkham

Greg Weisman

Anthony Bourdain

Langdon Foss

Joel Rose

Jose Villarubia

 

2-3pm

Bryan Q. Miller

Cat Staggs

Duane Swiercynski

Cliff Chiang

Andy Lanning

Phil Jimenez

 

3-4pm

Moritat

Ken Lashley

Adam Glass

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

Dan Abnett (tentative)

 

4-5pm

Amanda Conner

Brent Anderson

Jill Thompson

JH Williams

 

5-6pm

Adam Beechen

Derek Fridolfs

Dustin Nguyen

Scott Snyder

Rafael Albuquerque

James Tynion IV

Francesco Francavilla

 

6-7pm

Francis Manapul

Brian Buccellato

Scott Lobdell

Jim Lee

 

Sunday, July 15

10-11am

Gail Simone

Bernard Chang

J.T. Krul

Freddie Williams

Brent Anderson

 

11am-12pm

Duane Swiercynski

Art Baltazar

Franco

Paul Cornell

 

12-1pm

Paul Levitz (tentative)

Shane Davis

Aaron Lopresti

Tom Richmond

 

1-2pm

Jimmy Palmiotti

Moritat

Tony Bedard

Bill Willingham

Mark Buckingham

Steve Leialoha

 

2-3pm

Kyle Higgins

Trevor McCarthy

Ryan Benjamin

Joshua Hale Fialkov (tentative)

Jamal Igle

 

3-4pm

Darwyn Cooke

Amanda Conner

Len Wein

David Lloyd

 

4-5pm

Jim Lee

Alex Sinclair

Jeff Lemire

Rafael Albuquerque

 

*Please note that signings are subject to change; please come by the DCE booth for any updates.

Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 Tickets Now On Sale

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The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce that all tickets are now on sale at baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for this year’s show, taking place September 8-9, 2012 at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore.

Tickets that are now on sale include: General Admission for Saturday and Sunday, as well as Single-Day admission for both days; Stan Lee VIP Experience Tickets for Saturday only; and tickets for photo and autograph sessions with Stan Lee for Saturday only.

“Last year was our biggest year ever in terms of attendance and guest appearances,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “This year, we want to offer the opportunity for those who missed out on Stan Lee last year their chance to get in on the action early.”

With Stan Lee returning as Guest of Honor this year, tickets are sure to sell fast, so please visit baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets for more information about our VIP packages and to purchase your tickets online!

This year’s confirmed guests for the show including: Guest of Honor, Stan “The Man” Lee (Saturday only!); Laura & Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie); Ken Bald (Golden Age Timely/Marvel artist); Brian Bolland (Dial H, Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland); Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn); Tommy Castillo (Grimm Fairy Tales); Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman); Frank Cho (Avengers vs. X-Men, Liberty Meadows); Steve Conley (Bloop webcomic www.bloopstree.com); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen:  Silk Spectre); Lar deSouza (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Dan Didio (O.M.A.C.); Garth Ennis (The Shadow, Hellblazer, Preacher, The Boys); Rich Faber (Roboy Red); David Finch (Batman:  The Dark Knight); John Gallagher (Buzzboy); Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman); Keith Giffen (Superman, O.M.A.C., Green Arrow); Gene Ha (Justice League); Larry Hama (G.I. Joe, Wolverine, The ‘Nam); Cully Hamner (Action Comics); Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, ACT-I-VATE, Trip City); Jamal Igle (KISS, Supergirl, The Ray); J.G. Jones (Wanted, Doc Savage); Barry Kitson (Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four); Joe Kubert (Before Watchmen: Nightowl); Scott Kurtz (PvPonline.com); David Mack (Kabuki); Ron Marz (Artifacts, Voodoo); Bob McLeod (DC Comics Presents: Wonder Woman); Mark Morales (Avengers vs. X-Men); Jimmy Palmiotti (All-Star Western); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brian Pulido (Lady Death); Frank Quitely (All Star Superman, Batman & Robin); John Romita, Jr. (Avengers Vs. X-Men); Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge); Stuart Sayger (Infestation 2: 30 Days of Night One-Shot); Walter Simonson (Thor, Legion of Super-Heroes, Avengers); Ryan Sohmer (Looking For Group, Least I Could Do); Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed, Swamp Thing); Brian Stelfreeze (ICE); Karl Story (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9); Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin); Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born, Shi); Matt Wagner (Tower Chronicles, Mage, Grendel); Mark Waid (Daredevil, Incorruptible, Irredeemable); Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein).

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 8-9, 2012. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, September 8th.

DC Taking Top Talent To C2E2 2012

March 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois, Top Stories

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DC ENTERTAINMENT TO BRING TOP TALENT TO CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2) 

Renowned Comic Book Publisher will Participate in Nine Panels at Convention; Executives and Creators to Meet with Fans

Norwalk, CT, March 23, 2012:  DC Entertainment has revealed that it will bring an extensive line up of top talent and creators to Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2).  The renowned comic book publisher is slated to participate in nine panels providing thousands of fans the opportunity to hear from some of the most famous artists and creators in the DC universe.  Many of these creators, as well as executives from the company, will also be on hand to meet with fans in the DC Entertainment booth, which will occupy 2500 square feet in a central location on the convention floor. The talent that is (so far) scheduled to appear at C2E2 includes: Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, Chris Burnham, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Kevin Maguire, Sean Murphy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone and Scott Snyder.  This does not include a number of top creators that DC will be bringing to the convention for BEFORE WATCHMEN, which has been announced in a separate release.

This year’s C2E2, which is produced by the organizers of New York Comic Con (NYCC), is expected to attract thousands of loyal fans making this convention the largest pop culture extravaganza in the Midwest.  It will take place April 13 – 15, 2012 in the North Building at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

“DC Entertainment has been a tremendous supporter of C2E2 ever since we launched the show in 2010,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for C2E2.  “We are honored that they bring such high caliber talent to our convention and this year is no exception.  I think their participation is a strong statement about how much they believe in our event, and how much they believe in Chicago and the Midwest as a center for pop culture activity and commerce.  DC is a pre-eminent publisher and they elevate dialogue and entertainment simply by being present and being involved.  We are pleased that they have elected to be so present and involved in C2E2.”

FRANCO AURELIANI has been drawing comics since he could hold a crayon in his little fingers. His credits for DC Comics include the Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS, YOUNG JUSTICE and the upcoming SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. In 1995, he founded Blindwolf Studios, an independent art studio where he and fellow creators like his superstar cartoonist buddy Art Baltazar create wonderful comics for all the kids. Franco is also the creator, artist and writer of WEIRDSVILLE, LIL CREEPS and EAGLE ALL STAR and the co-creator and writer of PATRICK THE WOLF BOY. Franco is also very tall.

ART BALTAZAR is a super-cartoonist from Chicago! His credits for DC Comics include the Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS, YOUNG JUSTICE and the upcoming SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES. Additional credits include GORILLA GORILLA comics for Disney Adventures and PATRICK THE WOLF BOY comics from BlindWolf Studios. Aw Yeah Man!

CHRIS BURNHAM derives from Chicago. His credits include BATMAN INCORPORATED and BATMAN AND ROBIN for DC Comics, X-MEN: DIVIDED WE STAND and X-MEN: MANIFEST DESTINY for Marvel Comics, FEAR AGENT for Dark Horse, THE ELEPHANTMENT, NIXON’S PALS and OFFICER DOWNE for Image Comics, and much more.

DAVID FINCH launched his comics career on Top Cow Productions’ Cyberforce, where he started out assisting creator Marc Silvestri before graduating to full-time penciller in 1996. After co-creating the title Ascension and pencilling the first four issues of Aphrodite IX for Image, Finch went on to illustrate acclaimed runs on Ultimate X-MenThe New AvengersMoon Knight and Ultimatum for Marvel before being lured to DC by its siren Bat-song. A contributor to BATMAN #700 and penciller for the one-shot BATMAN: THE RETURN, Finch is currently writing and drawing the ongoing series BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT as well as crafting exquisite cover art for a host of DC titles. A proud Canadian, he makes his home on the snowy steppes of Ontario.

PATRICK GLEASON loves to create fantastic characters and the worlds they inhabit. His focus on character development and powerful storytelling can be found within the stories of many iconic characters including DC’s Batman and Robin, Green Lantern Corps, Aquaman, The Jusctie League, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, and The JSA. His ground-laying work, alongside Geoff Johns, and Dave Gibbons on Green Lantern Corps mini-series RECHARGE made way for the acclaimed ongoing series. The Sinestro Corps War followed, and then culminated in the explosive Blackest Night with Peter J Tomasi. Along with DC Comics’ wildly successful New 52, Patrick continues to lend his artistic vision and work to the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin.

KEVIN MAGUIRE resents being known as the guy who draws “funny faces.” He draws expressive faces (thank you very much) on titles such as the various Justice League books of the 1980s, The Adventures of Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, TEAM TITANS, Strike Back!, JLA: CREATED EQUAL, X-Men Forever, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE JUSTICE LEAGUE, and The Defenders. OK… he draws funny faces too.

After breaking into the industry at a young age, SEAN MURPHY made a name for himself in the world of indie comics before joining up with DC for such titles as BATMAN/SCARECROW: YEAR ONE, TEEN TITANS, HELLBLAZER and the miniseries AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. He also wrote and illustrated the original graphic novel Off Road.

JIMMY PALMIOTTI is a multi-award-winning creator and co-founder of Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights, and Paperfilms, where he currently partners with Amanda Conner and Justin Gray. Together they have created and co-created: The New West, MONOLITH, 21 DOWN, THE RESISTANCE, The ProGatecrasherBeautiful KillerAshCloudburstTrigger Girl 6SplattermanThrill SeekerTrailblazer,Ballerina, THE TWILIGHT EXPERIMENT and the TV series, Painkiller Jane.

He has worked on POWERGIRL and JONAH HEX for DC COMICS, The Last Resort for IDW, Back to Brooklyn for Image Comics, Spartacusfor Devils Due, and Time Bomb for Radical Comics. He is currently writing ALL-STAR WESTERN and THE RAY for DC COMICS the New 52.

GAIL SIMONE first caught the attention of the comics world on the world wide web, where her popular humor column “You’ll All Be Sorry!” was featured on Comic Book Resources.  It wasn’t long before she was tapped to write The Simpsons for Bongo Comics, which led to working in the mainstream for Marvel Comics as the writer on Deadpool.

Following her Marvel work, Simone began working for DC, where she is most known for her much-beloved run on BIRDS OF PREY.  She has continued to write for DC and its many imprints on titles that include ROSE AND THORN, ACTION COMICS, TEEN TITANS, SECRET SIX, THE LEGION, VILLAINS UNITED, JLA CLASSIFIED, THE ALL-NEW ATOM, GEN13, and her creator-owned title WELCOME TO TRANQUILITY. Simone is currently writing BATGIRL in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.

SCOTT SNYDER has written comics for both DC and Marvel, including the bestselling series AMERICAN VAMPIRE, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS and SWAMP THING, and is the author of the story collection Voodoo Heart (The Dial Press). He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYC and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett. He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

For further information about guests and activities at C2E2 as well as purchasing tickets, please visit www.C2E2.com.  For more information about DC Entertainment and their guests please contact ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­David Hyde at david.hyde@dccomics.com.

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MegaCon 2012 Adds Stan Lee, Greg Capullo, David Finch, Etc.

MegaCon 2012 Stan Lee, David Finch, Greg Capullo

Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL GUESTS & EVENTS

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of guests and events to its February 17th – 19th, 2012 show. MegaCon will take place at the Orange County Convention Center at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, FL.

We are pleased to announce that Stan Lee will be returning for the 2012 show. We are also pleased to announce that Greg Capullo the popular Spawn artist will be joining MegaCon for the first time.

Other new comic book guests include: David Finch, Tim Sale, Karl Moline and Nathan Edmondson

New Media guests include: Charisma Carpenter from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Mark Meers the voice of Commander Shepard on Mass Effect 1-3

For the first time ever Megacon will host a Zombie Walk. Arthur Suydam the Zombie King will also be attending.

Friday night DJ reception at the Doubletree International open for MegaCon hotel guests at all of our participating hotels

Lightning Fast Speed Dating will return with more seats available.

Live Music on all three days by popular Celtic Band: Emerald Rose, Frenchy and the Punk, and a Friday night performance by anime favorite Vic Mignogna

MegaCon sponsors: I AM 3D, Funimation, Comics Guaranty Corporation and Students of the Unusual

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2012
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
February 17th – 19th, 2012
Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

Long Beach Comic Con 2011 Con Report!

On Halloween weekend, 2011, Long Beach Comic Con held it’s 3rd annual show. With the first year being a rousing success, and the 2nd year drawing in weaker crowds, I didn’t know what to expect. Would the drop in attendance continue, or would the show find its niche and thrive once more?

When I first arrived to the show, I noticed the sparse crowds and feared the worst. Luckily, my fears were assuaged, as the once small line suddenly grew massive closer to the opening of the show. Saturday was packed, with the show floor showcasing lots of merchandise, great artists ready to draw for fans at Artist Alley, and some celebrities scattered throughout the show floor.

With the show embracing the Halloween spirit, LBCC encouraged fans to dress up as their favorite comic heroes, and I saw a lot of people in costume. It was great to see young children coming with their parents and picking up some books.  Sunday wasn’t as bad of a decrease as I expected either, and my hopes for the show grew exponentially especially given the lack of people from last year’s show.

LBCC has found a niche targeting fans and families and encouraging some great cosplay during the Halloween weekend.
Martha, Phil, and Mike have put together a great show, and I look forward to seeing this show grow even more in the following years to come. And now, onto the photos!

 

Welcome to LBCC 2011!

 

Amanda Conner going right to work, drawing the new WW!

 

Jon Bogdanove, Gerry Conway, and Darwyn Cooke all signing and sketching for eager fans at the Hero Initiative!

 

David Finch drawing the Dark Knight!

Brandon Peterson drawing a gorgeous Gambit for a lucky fan.

Whilce Portacio drawing in Artist Alley!

J. Scott Campbell inking Mohawk Storm.

Mike McKone drawing Starfire at the Hero Initiative.

Phillip Tan inkwashing a beautiful Wonder Woman.

Deadpool artist and Blindside creator Marat Mychaels sketching commissions.

 

Long lines abound at Artist Alley!

Fans walking about the show floor buying new comics!

Kids playing in the back of the LBCC show floor. Perfect for families!

Team Unicorn strickes a pose!

And now, onto some of the awesome costumes I saw at LBCC!

Darth Maul and Darth Vader!

Wonder Twin powers activate!

Ghostbusters and Bob's Big Boy.

Wolvie and Wonder Woman.

Henchman 21

Female Loki.

Hot zombie chicks.

Female Punisher. Hot.

Awesome Nightmare in Christmas costumes.

Superman meets the Batman family.

Best costume of the show: Krypto.

Hope to see you at the 4th annual Long Beach Comic Con!

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