Meet legendary Hip Hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels at Midtown Comics Downtown on Thursday, November 6th at 6:30 pm for a signing of DMC Vol 1, the first collection from Darryl Makes Comics.
It’s 1985 in New York City. Wildstyle graffiti covers subway cars as. B-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Koch is mayor. Drugs and crime rule the streets. A terrifying plague is brewing in the shadows.
However, in this 1985, Darryl McDaniels (Run DMC) never rocks the mic to become one of hip-hop’s most enduring icons. Instead, he dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike. DMC, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most.
Purchase of DMC Vol. 1 required to attend.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10038
Legendary hip-hop icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darryl DMC McDaniels (Run-DMC) along with Editor-in-Chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and artists the MadTwiinz, Mike & Mark Davis, appear at Boston Comic Con to talk about their forthcoming graphic novel DMC #1 scheduled for release on October 29, 2014. DMC, the inaugural title from Darryl Makes Comics, imagines an alternate history that blends traditional comic book storytelling with the pressures and anxieties of 1980s NYC, and explores how we got to where we are now. DMC is a superhero for those who need one most. Don’t miss their panel on Saturday August 9th at 4:00 PM!
Other guests include Sean Astin, John Barrowman, 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, Mark Waid, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitors, and panel/film fest schedule 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!
This special fundraiser will benefit Gene Colan directly and all proceeds will go towards his retirement fund. This is an exclusive event with admission only given to those that purchase a ticket.
$150 Ticket price includes:
Admission for two to Somos Arte presents A Conversation with Gene Colan moderated by curator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Marvelous Color, Santerians | The Art of Joe Quesada) .
One (1) Gene Colan sketch.
One (1) Autographed copy of The Invincible Gene Colan released by Marvel Entertainment (Hardcover, 128 pages). It is a stunning visual tribute and biography of one of the most brilliant, sublime and influential comic artists in the genre’s history. Including observations from Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Walter Simonson, Marv Wolfman, Tom Palmer and John Romita Sr., it also contains tons of Gene’s beautiful, eye-popping art.
Visit www.marvelouscolor.com/events.html to purchase your ticket
This special event is being produced with the support of Gene and Adrienne Colan.
Venue provided by POWERHOUSE ARENA. (www.powerhousearena.com)
Gene Colan’s official career in comics began in 1944 at Fiction House drawing Wings Comics. Once Gene began to solicit work with the major comic companies, Stan Lee at Timely Comics was impressed enough to hire Gene for around sixty odd dollars a week. Since that time, Gene has been associated with both National (DC) and Timely (Marvel) Comics from 1946 to the present day as well as numerous independent publishers over the years. Not only is he closely associated with popular characters like Daredevil, Batman, Captain America, Dracula, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Howard the Duck, Wonder Woman, Blade, Sub-Mariner and many others, he’s also worked just about every genre comics have ever touched on: Romance, War, Crime/Detective, Western, Sci-Fi, Horror, Humor, and of course Superheroes. His style is immediately recognizable for its dramatic & sweeping cinematic form, mastery of light and shadow, expression and characterization, and unusual eye-catching layouts. Gene is also responsible for the innovative use of “finished pencils” as artwork. He is the only artist today whose work is often published directly from his pencils.
Gene has taught at both the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Gene has enjoyed showings at the prestigious Bess Cutler Gallery in Soho, New York City and Manchester’s Elm Street Arts Gallery where he lectured on Comics, Cinema, and Continuity Art.
Learn more about Gene Colan by visiting www.GeneColan.com