A2CAF 2018 Announces Guests

The 2018 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival has announced three of this year’s headline guests, each making their very first appearance at the show on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th.

Maris Wicks, author of Science Comics: Coral Reefs and Human Body Theater, and artist of Primates and SpongeBob Comics!

Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series, Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned, and writer of DC Comics superheroes!

Mark Siegel, author of Sailor Twain, or the Mermaid in the Hudson, artist of various children’s books including Long Night Moon and Oskar and the Eight Blessings, and creative and editorial director of First Second Books.

Maris, Mark, and Judd will be joined by over 50 additional guests–some of them old friends, some new to A2CAF; longtime comics creators and kids just starting to get their nibs wet; and all of them eager to greet you in our bustling, bubbly and bursting Artists Alley on the first floor of the Ann Arbor District Library!

So whatever kinds of comics you’re in the mood for: heroic adventure or slice of life, fantasy or funny animals, scary stories or science fiction, history or humor–and yes, once again, four different varieties of Shakespeare comics!–you’ll find them in Artists Alley at this year’s Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival!

Check out our amazing guest list right here!

Zac Gorman, author of Thisby Thestoop and the Black MountainRick and Morty (comic series), Over the Garden Wall (Emmy award winning animated series, Magical Game Time(webcomic), Costume Quest (writer and artist Costume Quest: Invasion of the Candy Snatchers, as well as writer for new Costume Quest animated series on Amazon Prime in 2018).

Rafael Rosado, Artist of Giants Beware!, Dragons Beware! and Monsters Beware!

Zack Giallongo, Author of BroxoEwoks: Shadows of Endor, artist of the Stratford Zooseries, and author of Star Wars Doodles. Co-host of the Galaxy of Super Adventure show.

Hannah O’Neal, Animator at FableVision Studios in Boston, MA.

Joamette Gil, creator and editor of the award-winning POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Series.

Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles: a Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea100 Demon Dialogues.

Meggie Ramm, creator of Stick WorldI Have No Idea What I’m Doing, and Olympic Adventures.

Steve Hamaker (SATURDAY ONLY), Eisner-winning colorist of BoneRASL, and Table Titans. Author of PLOX.

Kean Soo, Creator of the Jellaby and March Grand Prix series of graphic novels.

Pranas T. Naujokaitis, writer of the Adventure Time: Ice King miniseries, writer/illustrator of Uncle Grandpa in Uncle Grandpaland, and creator of many mini-comics including the Monster Town series and the Ignatz Award nominated Laffy Meal.

Gregg Schigiel, author/illustrator of the Pix graphic novels, regular contributor to SpongeBob Comics, and host of the “Stuff Said” podcast.

Kiel Phegley, Author of Gumball’s Guide to ScienceSonic The Hedgehog, and Halo: Spartan-IV Field Manual.

Scoot McMahon, cartoonist of Sami the Samurai SquirrelWrapped UpSpot on AdventureThe Mighty Super KingzTales from the Con, and Aw Yeah Comics!

John Martin, illustrator and co-creator of Sci-Fi Junior High and Vordak book series.

Himashi Hewagama, author of the webcomic Celestial Princess Sierra.

Jonathan Griffith, author and illustrator of 19643031: An Ongoing Exploration of the Familiarly Unknown webcomic, and August & Patterson.

Sarah Bollinger, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beard webcomic.

Tara Kurtzhals, Co-creator of featured WEBTOON Girls Have A Blogand the Knight & Beardwebcomic.

Chad Sell, creator of The Cardboard Kingdom from Knopf and Random House.

Dani Jones,  creator of children’s book Monsters vs Kittens and webcomic My Sister the Freak, and illustrator of the graphic novel PopularMMOs Presents a Hole New World.

Rob Stenzinger, co-host of the Lean Into Art Podcast, Creator of the video game This Panda Needs You, and a new comic called Two Pizza Team.

SRSLY Coalition, creators of the CPTN SRSLY Comic Anthology Volumes 1-4.

Emily Zelasko, writer and Illustrator of SnowOld Man, Dog, and the OceanPhantom in the SnowSomething Something Adam, and the Piece of Cake webcomic. Illustrator for Rainbow Sprinkle Slime, Vostokapolis. Colorist for Corpse Corp.

Mya Gosling, artist and author of Good Tickle Brain, the world’s foremost (and possibly only) Shakespeare stick figure webcomic..

Conor McCreery, author of Kill ShakespeareAssassin’s CreedRegular Show/Adventure Time, and Sherlock Holmes vs Harry Houdini.

Matt Feazell, author of ZOT! in Dimension 10-½Understanding MinicomicsDizzy AdventuresStick Figure Presidents and The Amazing Cynicalman comic strip.

Andrea Bell, creator of Fair VoyageStill Waiting, and Tracks.

Dave Scheidt, writer of rad comics like Adventure TimeAw Yeah ComicsDreamworks’ TrollsMunchkin, Nickelodeon’s Harvey BeaksWrapped Up and more!

Shaun Manning, Writer and co-creator of Macbeth: The Red KingInteresting Drug, and Hell, Nebraska, as well as short stories for Dark Horse Presents, Thought Bubble, and more.

Brian E. Lau, creator of Staunch Ambition.

Joe Foo, creator of Camp Pencilpoint.

Joshua Buchanan, illustrator of The RocketScratch9: Cat of Nine Worlds, and Factor Five.

Chris & Gin (Chris Ludden and Ginger Dee), creators of Dexter’s DigsPresidents of the United Space, and The Brothers Grant.

Merrill Rainey, illustrator for Highlights Magazine, artist in Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty Magazine, illustrator of Frog. Frog? Frog! for Capstone Publishing, illustrator in Cricket and Spider Magazine, and artist for educational publishers including McGraw Hill, Scholastic Education, and RAZ Kids (Learning A-Z).

Sean Dove, co-creator of BroBots at Oni Press, Colorist on Wrapped Up, and Madballs.

Zachary Lehner, artist of Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, contributing author and artist to the anthology I Want to Pet Your Werewolf.

Madeline Zuluaga, one of the Illustrators on When the Rules Aren’t Right: 7 Time Travel Tales of Activism Graphic Novel; contributor to Mine!: A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood anthology and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei anthology; creator of a capybara-focused illustration book called Capybara Parade.

Bruce Worden, author/illustrator of Goodnight Keith MoonWoodstalk: 3 Days of Peace, Music, and Zombies; and the weekly pictoblog Shoppers Unknown where he finds discarded shopping lists and draw the people he imagines wrote them.

Peter Sickman-Garner, creator of the Harvey- and Eisner-nominated comic series Hey, Mister, published by Top Shelf Productions.

Jessi Zabarsky, creator of Witchlight, an all-ages shojo adventure comic.

Terry Eisele, author of the three-volume graphic novel With Only Five Plums and the forthcoming Far Tune.

Courtney M Hahn, artist of Podunk, Space for Everyone, and Uni-Puppy.

James Anderson, creator of Ellie on Planet X.

Ellie Moody, creator of The MeltingHow to Make ToastBad Guys, and more.

Bruno Hohn, creator of the comics series The Misadventures of Spenser the Ghost & Larry the Muffin.

Rocket Neiburger, creator of Happy Monster, original mini comic series!

Dana Atnip, Creator, artist, and writer for the webcomic Galactic Dragons.

Giselle Sarmiento, creator of short form comics Limon, delay and creator of fanart illustrations..

Theresa Dunn, author/illustrator of The Tale of Sir Stinky and Not All Pirates Have Hook Hands.

Jay Fosgitt, artist for IDW (My Little PonyAw Yeah Revolution), Marvel (Rocket Raccoon and GrootDeadpoolGwenpoolJessica JonesAvengersWeb Warriors), and Source Point Press (Dead Duck and Zombie Chick).

Matthew New, writer/artist for Billy Johnson and his Duck are Explorers.

Ali Cantarella, creator of The Hasty Pastry graphic novel, illustrator on Monkey and Dragon in the Golden Hour children’s book.

Charles Brubaker, creator of Ask a Cat and The Fuzzy Princess.

Brett R. Pinson, creator of Boomtown ScabsThe Adventures of Carl, The Expendables.

 

 

CA – The Comic Bug Post-FCBD Signing

The Comic Bug CULVER CITY hosts a signing on SUNDAY, May 6th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with special guests:

James O’Barr (The Crow)
Chiara Bautista (www.chiarabautista.com)
Scott Koblish (Deadpool)
James Jameson (American Gods)
Barbara Kesel (My Little Pony)
Stephan Franck (Silver)
Ben Russel (www.benrussel.com)
Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Brandon McKinney (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Nicole Dubic (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Renae Geerlings (Bruce Lee: The Walk of the Dragon)
Kevin Altieri (Batman: The Animated Series)
Brad Rader (Batman: The Animated Series)
Rafael Navarro (Guns A’ Blazin’!)
Mike Wellman (Guns A’ Blazin’!)
David Blake Lucarelli (Tinseltown)
Zack Kaplan (Port of Earth)
Don Walker (Reaper Corps)
Joe Burns (Danica Shade)
Terry Mayo (The Wicked Righteous)
DJ Kirkbride (Amelia Cole)
Dan Wickline (Lucius Fogg: Deadly Creatures)
Melina Chavarria (The Magic Glasses)
Amy Hay (Tea!)
Saddler Ward (Kids Entertainment)
Lord Mesa (www.lordmesa.com)
David Pepose (Spencer & Locke)
Yuan Twins (Inspector Oh)
Pornsak Picheshote (Infidel)
Marcus Newsome (Lightning Strikes)
Andres Salazar (Pariah, Missouri)
Allen Carter (Damn Tourists)
Christie Shin (Hora Tora Studios)
Don Schmidt (Steamfunk)
Mike Ahn (Out of Order)
BadApple (Repo: Thief for Hire)
Terrance Grace (The Locksmith)
Brandon Perlow (Watson & Holmes)
Michael Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
Roland de Aragon (Illegal Aliens)
Ivan Ruiz (Luchador Monster Artist)
The Sketchy Bugs (Comic Bug’s creator collective)
Tee No Evil (T-shirts for fans!)

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The Comic Bug
4267 Overland Ave. Culver City, CA 90230

Heroes Con 2018 Adds Further Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Roy Thomas, Matthew Clark, Clayton Crain, Ben Fisher, Jared K Fletcher, Chris Giarrusso, Greg Land, Chris Pitzer, Khary Randolph, Christopher Sebela, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

LAUREN AFFE | Windhaven, Rebels: These Free Independent States, Ghostfleet, Buzzkill
MATTHEW CLARK | Legend of the Dark Knight, Ghost Rider, Wonder Woman
CLAYTON CRAIN | Punisher, Spider-Man, Carnage, X-Force
BEN FISHER Grumpy Cat, Smuggling Spirits, Hexen Hammers
JARED K FLETCHER | Paper Girls, Black Cloud, Southern Bastards
TOM FLEMING | KULL, Elektra, Vampirella, Heavy Metal, Magic The Gathering
CHRIS GIARRUSSO | Encounter, G-Man, Mini Marvels
SL GALLANT | GI Joe, Torchwood, Shrek, Monsters vs Aliens
GREG LAND | Uncanny X-Men, Weapons X, The Incredible Hulk
JAMES LYLE Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Horror, Abraham’s Journey
CHRIS PITZER | Adhouse Books
KHARY RANDOLPH Black, Scarlet Spider, Mosaic, Tech Jacket, Deadpool
JONATHAN BRANDON SAWYER | GWAR: Orgasmageddon, Running Blood, WE(L)COME BACK
CHRISTOPHER SEBELA | Shanghai Red, Crowded, Heartthrob, High Crimes, Injustice, Suicide Squad
BRIAN “SMITTY” SMITH | Tree Mail, The Castoffs, The Stuff of Legend
ADAM BRYCE THOMAS | Sonic Universe
ROY THOMAS | SATURDAY ONLY Conan the Barbarian, The Mighty Thor, Uncanny X-Men
DOUG WAGNER | Plastic, The Hard Place, Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
MARCUS WILLIAMS | Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny
NOLAN WOODARD | Darth Maul, Thrawn, Totally Awesome Hulk, All-New Wolverine

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

OR – FCBD 2018: Wonder Woman/Conan Signing

Writer Gail Simone and artist Aaron Lopresti appear at TFAW from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

TX – FCBD 2018: Deadpool Texas Signing

Artist Justin Harder signs at Space Cadets Collection to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018! Justin is a creator at CLAUS, a concept/design/production studio. End titles: DEADPOOL, My Little Pony Movie, THOR: The Dark World, The Book of Life, SNL: Weekend Update. He will be bringing Deadpool Texas prints to sell.

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Space Cadets Collection
27326 Robinson Rd, Ste 117, Oak Ridge North, TX 77385
(281) 298-1111

CA – Despicable Deadpool #300 Signing

Artist Scott Koblish appears at 4 Color Fantasies on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM from 2:00 PM to sign his cover of Despicable Deadpool #300 and his new book The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish!

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4 Color Fantasies
8045 Archibald Ave Suite 120, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 563-8751

CA – Deadpool Day

Rob Liefeld has announced he will celebrate the release of Deadpool 2 at the Frank and Son Collectables Show on Saturday, May 19, 2018 alongside special guests including Colossus actor Stefan Kapicic, artist Art Thibert, artist Marat Mychaels, and more! Anyone who purchases the VIP package will also receive a ticket to accompany Rob Liefeld to a screening of the film on Thursday, May 17th at a theater and showing in Orange, CA. Times TBA.

Click here for tickets and further details…

Frank & Son Collectible Show
19649 E. San Jose Ave. City of Industry, CA. 91748
(909) 444-7955

Comic Con Revolution Hosts Deadpool 2 Screening with Co-Creator Fabian Nicieza

Press Release:

Comic Con Revolution, the Inland Empire’s only comic book convention is hosting a screening of DEADPOOL 2 and Q&A with the character co-creator, writer Fabian Nicieza prior to the movie. The screening will take place on the day the film opens across the country, Friday May 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM at a local Ontario Theater.

Ticket packages for this one time only event are tiered, but if you want more info on packages and prices, you’ll have to check the link! All packages include a ticket to the screening, an autograph card and Comic Con Revolution Enamel Pin. Tickets are limited first come first serve. Get tickets at the link…

“The only thing better than spending the day that DEADPOOL 2 opens with a theater full of DEADPOOL fans is eating chimichangas for lunch with some of those fans after the film,” said Nicieza. “And I’m excited to spend the film’s entire opening weekend at Comic Con Revolution, meeting fans and checking out all the Deadpool cosplay.”

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For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to www.ComicConRevolution.com

NV – Tim Sale & Dave Johnson Signing

Artists Tim Sale and Dave Johnson appear at Torpedo Comics on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Get details at the link…

Torpedo Comics
8775 S. Lindell Road #150, Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 444-4432

NJ – FCBD 2018: Dewey’s Comic City

Comic creators Jan Duursema, Tom Mandrake, Sian Mandrake, Giovanni Valletta, Charles Paul Wilson III, Fabio Redivo, Mark McKenna, Buddy Scalera, Andre Szymanowicz, Nick Justus, Josh James, Alexia Veldhuisen, Damien Torres, Justin Prokowich, and JP Buzio appear at Dewey’s Comic City on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Dewey’s Comic City
13 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-0042

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