Michael Golden Making 1st Appearance at WonderCon in 2012

March 14, 2012 by  
Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News

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Wonders at WonderCon– Golden “Special Guest”; Calero Added to line-up!

Anaheim, CA– WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and pop culture conventions, moves to Anaheim, CA and the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center for 2012 with Special Guest– Michael Golden in attendance for the first time. Also from Eva Ink Artist Group, we are please to announce that artist Dennis Calero and writer Renee Witterstaetter will also be attending this West Coast mainstay event.

Taking place the weekend of March 16-18 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), WonderCon is coming off its best year ever, with over 49,000 attendees in its 25th annual event.

This year proves to be equally exciting. Here’s a little about one of this year’s invited guests, Michael Golden:

MICHAEL GOLDEN
Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, Micronauts, Bucky O’Hare

Michael Golden

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-Men’s Rogue character, Spartan X, and Bucky O’Hare, is known for his groundbreaking work on The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, Dr. Strange, and numerous other characters and titles. He is counted as one of the best cover designers and storytellers in the business. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen as the regular cover artist for Spawn, while future work includes a few secret projects for IDW and DC and the Spartan X trade paperback.

Michael will be located at table AA 060, along with writer, Renee Witterstaetter

DENNIS CALERO
X-Men Noir, Legion of Superheroes, Cowboys and Aliens

Dennis Calero

Dennis Calero is the award winning and internationally recognized artist of X-Men: Noir and Legion of Superheroes. His work includes 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Cowboys and Aliens, Dark Tower, Fallen Angel, Hawkgirl, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Magic The Gathering, Countdown to Final Crisis, Wolverine: First Class and JSA Classified. During his tenure on X-Factor the title was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Series (2006). Calero also co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, one of the first computer-coloring companies working in the comic-book field.

Dennis will be located at table AA 020

WonderCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center this year, which is within easy walking distance of Disneyland’s free Downtown Disney district, featuring shopping and fine dining.

WonderCon itself offers attendees, professionals, and exhibitors the complete convention experience. In addition to the Exhibit Hall featuring comics and items from the many worlds of the popular arts, fans can expect exclusive programming from the top comics publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime, autographs, games, the Masquerade, and portfolio review, providing one of the best conventions out there. With the change of venue to Anaheim in 2012, WonderCon is more than ever a “must-attend” event on the convention calendar, especially with the addition of the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding area as a bonus to both long-time and new attendees. Make it a long late-winter weekend in Anaheim and visit WonderCon, then take in Disneyland right next door after the convention!

But for that first bit of “wonder,” stop and visit Golden and Calero at the show!

For information on getting on the sketch list for this show contact Eva Ink Artist Group at: evaink@aol.com, or go to:www.evainkartistgroup.com

For more information on WonderCon go to: http://www.comic-con.org/wc/

To follow all Eva Ink news, follow our blog at: http://witterstaetterwrites.blogspot.com/2012/03/wonders-at-wondercon-golden-special.html

Michael Golden and Eva Ink Artist Group “Im-print” at Virginia Comicon

November 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Virginia

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Michael Golden and Eva Ink Artist Group “Im-print” at Virginia ComiCon!

Golden, Scott, Jusko and Ramos round out the roaster!

Richmond, VA– The Biggest Comic Convention in Virginia, the Virginia ComiCon is coming up this weekend! And an exclusive Michael Golden print is marking the occasion– available at registration!

Michael Golden's More Heroes and Villains Sketchbook 2Eva Ink Artist Group will be at the show en force with legendary artist and creator Michael Golden. Michael is known for his groundbreaking work on such books as “The’Nam,” “G.I. Joe,” “Doctor Strange,” “The Micronuats,” and much more. And currently Golden is working on “Spawn 200” with Todd McFarlane, as well as a few other special books in the works with IDW and more. Michael will have copies of his new book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains” at the show, in addition to other books , DVD’s and prints. Golden will be signing and sketching both days of the show.

Artist Steve Scott, fresh off his successful “Batman Confidential” gig for DC Comics, will have copies of his sketchbook “Steve Scott Sketches” as well as some new prints he’ll be debuting in Virginia for the occasion. Steve’s work has recently graced issues of “X-Men Forever,” “Green Lantern”– special projects, and also includes amazing work on Hulk, Indiana Jones, and production work for “Smallville” as well. Steve will be signing and sketching both days of the show.

Writer and color artist Renee Witterstaetter will also be on hand to sign copies of her books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” “Dying for Action—The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” “Spartan X,” and her new book “Kerry and the Scary Things.”

Also joining the convention is fine art painter supreme, Joe Jusko, who is also the subject of two new Eva Ink Publishing sketchbook, the first one hitting stands now–“Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty.” Copies of the book will be available at the show while supplies last. Joe is know for his beautiful cover work featuruing Marvel, DC and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters, and much more, including beautifully painted Lara Croft sequential pages, and creation of the comic book series “Cops: The Job.” With a legacy too lengthy to even mention here, Joe will be signing and sketching at the show both days.

Renowned inker and illustrator Rodney Ramos, will be joining the group as well in his first ever appearance in Virginia! Rodney will have a plethora of pages and prints available for the Virginia ComiCon. And will be sketching and signing as well. Rodney has worked for every major comic book company out there, on their most prominent characters. If you collect comics, you have a hundred of his works in your collection, no doubt. Don’t miss his first appearance at the VA ComiCon!

In addition to Golden, Jusko, Scott, Ramos and Witterstaetter, the amazing guest list for this weekend includes Ethan Van Sciver, Arthur Suydam, Larry Hama, Mike McKone, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Jim Calafiore, Budd Root, Brian Pulido, and many more!

For more information or to book a sketch with the featured artists above, contact Renee Witterstaetter at: evaink@aol.com

For more information on the VA ComiCon, go to: vacomicon.com

VA Comicon Offers Discount Code to Convention Scene Fans

November 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Top Stories, Virginia

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Conventionscene.com Discount Code for HORROR-themed VA Comicon on November 20-21!
The VA Comicon will offer a 1 for 1 exchange for any valid Motor City Con Tickets onsite at our show for zero charge!

Come to Richmond, VA on November 20-21 (The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving) for a HORROR themed Comic book show! We have assembled the best talent in the world to showcase the finest in Horror Comic books! And YOU can get into the ENTIRE fully-carpeted and chandeliered show (including the AMA Manga and Anime Show) for only $14.99!

VA Comicon logoHeadlined by Ethan Van Sciver (Blackest Night), The VA Comicon brings horror publishers Top Cow, Zenescope, Fangoria and more to Richmond! With Mutiple Show Exclusives including interlocking Witchblade and Darkness monster-themed covers by Billy Tucci! A Lady Death Exclusive Comic by Ivan Reis and Brian Pulido! A VA Comicon Grimm Fairy Tales exclusive with an Ebas Cover! An Arthur Suydam Exclusive Zombie Print, and a Bucky O’Hare print by Michael Golden. Finally a Limited edition Moonstone anthology by Con guests James Kuhoric (Scream Award winning writer of Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash), and JC Vaughn (Vampire Hunter Dean)!

Guests include: Ethan Van Sciver, Billy Tucci, Arthur Suydam,Michael Golden, Mike McKone, Brian Pulido, Ebas, Herb Trimpe, Alex Saviuk, Dan Parent, Tim Seeley, Larry Hama, Jim Calafiore, Rick Spears, Robert Atkins, Joe Jusko, Randy Green, The Fillbach Brothers,Tsunami Studios, Eva Ink, Adhouse Books and DOZENS more!

Exhibitors include: CGC, The Hero Initiative, ComicCollectorLive.com, Regal Cinemas, Fetch-a-Cure, The Wieringo Scholarship, Mile High Comics, Neat Stuff Collectibles, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, and Dozens more! In fact, more than HALF of our vendors will be selling Horror Comics from the Golden Age of Funny Books (1938-1955)!

Events include: An entire separate event hall filled with Manga and Anime vendors and creators! Lectures and panels including “Investing in Comics”, opportunities to sell your books on-site to the two top buyers of comic books in the world, Neat Stuff Collectibles and Mile High Comics, a FREE restoration check by top expert Steve Borock of Heritage Auctions at the Hero Initiative booth, exclusive horror movie screenings by Fangoria Saturday night, the first ever LIVE ComicCollectorLive.com Town Hall Meeting and SO MUCH MORE! (Once again, more info is at www.VAcomicon.com!) We will also have an auction for original comic art on Saturday night immediately following the show, to help cover artist travel expenses. 30% of auction sales will also go to charity!

The show has PLENTY of FREE parking, and is located less than 5 minutes off of I-64 and I-95 at the Ramada Plaza West in Richmond, VA (http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=10). With a FREE shuttle to the train station, and hotel rooms for only $65 a night, you should check it out!

As a special bonus, ConventionScene.com users can get into the show 30 minutes early AND get all ticket fees waived by going to http://vacomicon.com/?page_id=569 and entering the code CONVENTIONSCENE. As another bonus, attached to this message is the world premiere of Billy Tucci’s “Universal” inspired double-cover! All information regarding EVERYTHING is located at our newly re-designed website http://www.vacomicon.com. Be sure to stick around after for the HUGE original comic art auction Saturday night! With direct flights to Richmond for less than $59 from Philadelphia, New York and Florida, We KNOW will see you there!

Sincerely, Brett Carreras
Owner: www.BrettsComicPile.com
Promoter: www.VAcomicon.com

Golden, Texeira, and Scott Round Out Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 Guest List

November 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Ohio

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Mid-Ohio Con Right in the Middle of Things (In a good way of course)!
Golden, Texeira and Scott Round Out Guest List!

Columbus, OH– Mid-Ohio Con not only lives up to it’s geographical name, but this is one convention that also has it’s thumb right in the middle of pop culture and comics, and this fave Fall convention is BACK, November 6th and 7th! Joining the artistic line-up for the show will be comics creators Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, and Steve Scott!

Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira

Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira

Michael Golden is known for many titles in his artistic legacy, notably as being co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare, Spartan X, Marionette, Bug, and more beloved characters. His storytelling work is touted in such books as “The ‘Nam,” “Doctor Strange,” “Avengers,” “G.I. Joe,” and much more. You can see his recent work on covers for Marvel Comics, and more storytelling is in the works as well, currently collaborating with Todd McFarlane!

Michael has recently been honored with “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the Lille Comics Festival as well as the University of Maryland Eastern Show. Gallery shows on Mr. Golden have been mounted in places as diverse as Antwerp, Gijon and Barcelona. A 45 piece gallery show is currently installed at UMES until December 2nd, while an another gallery show is slated to begin in Madrid in December.

Fine art painter and storyteller Mark Texeira is known for his stunning covers on so many Marvel comics, it would be hard to name them all. Titles routinely associated with his name include “Ghost Rider,” “Black Panther,” “Moonknight,” and much more. Recently, Mark just completed a Punisher mini-series that will hit stands soon, as well as a few other projects for the Big M. His covers have also recently appeared as frontage for Vampirella and numerous other titles.

Marks work has been featured in gallery shows in Charlotte, as well as Illustration House and The Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.

Artist Steve Scott has just finished penciling an exciting Batman project that is on stands NOW, and his issue of “Batman Confidential” hit to rave reviews! Known for his work on “Indiana Jones,” “She-Hulk,” “Hulk,” “JLA,” “X-Men,” and much more, you can see a preview of Steve’s Batman project on newsarama at:

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?gid=2549

Podcasts with many of the creators can be found at http://wheremonstersdwell.ca, while Steve’s work has also been featured in gallery shows in Charlotte, Illustration House and The Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.

Recently returned from an appearance in Malta, writer, editor and publisher Renee Witterstaetter will be joining the crew as well as a guest at Mid-Ohio Con, to sign copies of her new books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” and “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” both published by Vanguard Productions. She will also have copies of her film book “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” as well as copies of her numerous comic book work to choose from, including “Spartan X.”

Coming up for Renee is the impending publication of her new books “Kerry and the Scary Things,” and “Mark Texeira: Nightmares and Daydreams Sketchbook.” Stop by Renee’s table as well, to inquire about commissions from any of the fellas above.

Mid-Ohio Con is taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and also features guests: David Finch, Adam Hughes, Brian Pulido, Matt Wagner, Billy Tucci, Bryan J.L. Glass, Chris Sprouse, David Mack, Ethan Van Scriver, Frank Cho, Herb Trimpe, Sergio Aragones, Todd Dezago,Todd Nauck, and many more. For more information go to:

http://midohiocon.blogspot.com/p/guest-list.html

For more information on the artists and commissions/sketch lists contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Eva Ink Artist Group at NYCC 2010

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NYCC is Back! Golden, Texeira and Scott Headline for Eva Ink Artist Group
Lead up to show with ongoing Illustration House Exhibition and Sale

New York, NY–New York ComiCon is back! This next weekend, Oct. 8-10th, and the Javits Center once again fills up with everything comics and anime! Joining the artistic line-up for the show will be comics creators Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, and Steve Scott, leading up to the big event with podcasts, gallery openings and more!

Michael Golden is known for many titles in his artistic legacy, notably as being co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare, Spartan X, Marionette, Bug, and more beloved characters. His storytelling work is touted in such books as “The ‘Nam,” “Doctor Strange,” “Avengers,” “G.I. Joe,” and much more. You can see his recent work on covers for Marvel Comics, and more storytelling is in the works, starting off with pages inked over the legandary Neal Adams in their recent Batman collaboration. Michael will be located at table G-1 in Artist Alley.

Fine art painter and storyteller Mark Texeira is known for his stunning covers on so many Marvel comics, it would be hard to name them all. Titles routinely associated with his name include “Ghost Rider,” “Black Panther,” “Moonknight,” and much more. Recently, Mark has just completed a Punisher mini-series that will hit stands soon, as well as a few other projects for the Big M. His covers have also recently appeared as frontage for Vampirella and numerous other titles. Mark will be located at table G-3 in Artist Alley.

Artist Steve Scott also just took part in a special podcast the Wednesday before the NYCC, Oct. 6th, on “Where Monsters Dwell.” Go to wheremonstersdwell.ca to find out more(The interview is available there for listening any time), as Steve talked about his exciting new Batman project that should be hitting the stands just before the convention as well. Steve will be located at table G-4 in Artist Alley. Known for his work on “Indiana Jones,” “She-Hulk,” “Hulk,” “JLA,” and much more, you can see a preview of Steve’s Batman project on newsarama at:

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?gid=2549

Writer, editor and publisher Renee Witterstaetter will be joining the guys to sign copies of her new books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” and “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” both published by Vanguard Productions. She will also have copies of “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” as well as copies of her numerous comic book work to choose from. Stop by Renee’s table as well to inquire about commissions from any of the fellas above. Renee will be located at table G-2 in Artist Alley.

All three artists are being honored at a gallery exhibition and sale in Manhattan, and YOU are invited. Eva Ink Artist Group and Illustration House hosted the opening for Golden, Texeira and Scott at Illustration House on Thursday night, Oct. 7th, but the pieces for sale are available for viewing on the Illustration House website for the next month!

With podcasts and gallery shows galore, what a great way to lead up to the NYCC. See you there!

For more information on the artist’s contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Golden and Texeira Have Got You Covered in May

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Golden and Texeira have got you covered!
Eva Ink Artists Makes the Cons from San Jose to Motor City

San Jose to Motor City– Michael Golden and Mark Texeira are spreading the love May 15-17 as the Eva Ink artist Group guys hit two major shows in two cities mid May.

Michael Golden will be on location at the San Jose Supercon. Long known as one of the best storytellers in comics,Uncanny X-Men 507 Golden Cover Golden has influenced countless artists via his work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” “Batman,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among much more!

His recent work can be seen with covers on “Heroes for Hire,” “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret” and just this month on “Uncanny X-Men #507.” In addition, Vanguard Production’s recently released top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden” written by Renee Witterstaetter, has sold out and gone into a second printing!

Golden has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon and Barcelona, Spain, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to Canada and the United States.

This year will also see the release of Michael’s new sketchbook, “Dangerous Curves,” from Eva Ink Publishing. A perfect match for last years sketchbook, “Heroes and Villains.”

Ghost Rider #1Artist Mark Texeira will be making his way to Motor City. Known worldwide for his illustrative interiors and fine art painting, think of “Ghost Rider,” “Moonknight,” “Black Panther,” “Conan,” “Vampirella,” and you think of Mark Texeira and his body of amazing work!

In fact, some of his continuing clients include: New York Magazine; Scholastic Books; MCI Records; Def Jam Records; Marvel Entertainment; D.C. Publications; Harris Publications; Wizards Of The Coast; Wizard Magazine; Image Publications; Black Bull Entertainment; Continuity Associates; and Fleer/Skybox International.

Be looking for Mark’s newest work in the upcoming “Wolverine Special” for Marvel Comics, debuting with the new “Wolverine Origins” movie; fantastic painted interiors for Wizards of the Coast; and a new Punisher limited series currently on the table!

Perhaps most exciting, a full artbook retrospective of Mark’s career has just been completed and should be on the stands by midyear. Written by Renee Witterstaetter and published by Vanguard Productions, the 128 page volume entitled: “Tex–The Art of Mark Texeira…The Artist’s Great Escape,” is available in softcover, hardcover and a slipcase deluxe edition, which boasts 16 bonus plates!

Both Tex and Golden are also the subjects of DVD’s from Woodcrest Productions and Eva Ink in the “Creator Chronicles” series, featuring extensive interviews with the creators and in-depth tutorials! A must have for fans of both artists! Golden’s is currently available, while Texeira’s DVD will be out later this year.

Golden and Tex will be available all days of their conventions for signing and sketching while at the show. Coordinate with Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink in San Jose and Robin Dale of Eva Ink/Woodcrest in Motor City for details and pricing.

And whatever you do, git yourself to a con mid May, somewhere, somehow…and have an awesome time!

For more information go to: www.super-con.com and www.motorcityconventions.com
For more information on Michael Golden and Mark Texeira contact: www.evaink.com