Fans Gather at 12th Annual ConnectiCon This Weekend

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Fans of pop culture from across the Northeast and around the world will gather at the Connecticut Convention Center July 10th-13th, for the twelfth annual ConnectiCon in Hartford, CT. Founded in 2002, ConnectiCon is the largest massively multi-genre convention in New England.

This year’s event showcases over 7,000 hours of programming spread out over four days including; informative panels and hands-on workshops, special guest and celebrity appearances, trading card games, board games, and roleplaying games, including dozens of scheduled tournaments, console gaming and arcade machines. ConnectiCon is proud to introduce the Northeast League of Legends Tournament with over $6,000 in prizes!

ConnectiCon features main events such as, “Nerd Prom,” which is held Thursday evening at 8:30pm, tickets are available online. “ConnectiCon’s Singled Out!” Contestants, who pre-register online, will have a chance to win a date sponsored by ConnectiCon at a local participating restaurant. There’s also a ConnectiCon Masquerade Event held on Saturday, and the ConnectiCon “Cosplay Death match!” Plus many other fantastic events!

ConnectiCon will host nearly 90 special guests and celebrities including stars of stage and screen such as Noah Hathaway (The Neverending Story), Walter Jones (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers), Alan Oppenheimer (Masters of the Universe), Janet Varney (Legend of Korra), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama) and Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons of the cartoon Invader Zim and Internet celebrity, Doug Walker, AKA That Guy With The Glasses. Joining them are voice actors Chris Cason, Danielle McRae, Ellen McLain, and Lauren Landa, comic creator Farel Dalrymple, and dozens of other talented guests.

Annual memberships to ConnectiCon are available online or at the door, and include access to all four days of the convention, as well as quarterly member appreciation days and other events year-round. It’s fun for the entire family! For more information please go to their website www.connecticon.org or Facebook page.

OR – Delusional Signing

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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Delusional is a 232 page book of comics and drawings by cartoonist Farel Dalrymple. You might have seen them in various anthologies, or posted on the internets, but now they are collected into one beautiful tome published by Adhouse Books. Farel’s previous work includes Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown, and the occasional Prophet.

Join Farel December 5th for an art exhibit and book release party at Floating World. Farel will also read a chapter from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming graphic novel, The Wrenchies.

Farel Dalrymple’s newest book is Delusional, a collection of comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches out now from from adhouse books. Farel is the artist that drew Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) was a Xeric grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects for book publishers, magazines, studios, ad agencies, and comic book publishers such as Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Farel just completed an original 300-page watercolored comic book story, The Wrenchies, out in 2014 from First Second Books. He is currently residing in Oregon where he working on his long neglected Pop Gun War follow up (pop gun war : chain letter) and drawing his Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT for studygroupcomics.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

NYC – Pre-NYCC 2013 Party

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Zack Soto, Farel Dalrymple, Jon Dermot Woods, and Nathan Fox appear at Bergen Street Comics on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8:00pm!

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Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

OR – Press Gang Release Party

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Farel Dalrymple, Zack Soto, and Francois Vigneault sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday July 3, 2013 from 6-10pm

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*First Thursday has been moved to Wednesday this month due to the Independence Day holiday.

Established in early 2012, three friends joined forces to expedite the success of their publishing goals. Jason Leivian from Floating World, Zack Soto from Study Group, and Francois Vigneault from Family Style shared their knowledge, pooled their resources, travelled far and wide to form a collective as dangerous as their reputations would suggest – a Press Gang!

One year later we are proud to present four monumental new releases -

Object 10 Works by Kilian Eng. Floating World Comics presents Kilian Eng’s second monograph of retro futuristic illustration and graphic design in a gorgeous hardcover edition. Limited edition archival prints will be on display and for sale.

It Will All Hurt by Farel Dalrymple. As regular studygroupcomics.com readers already know, this is one of the coolest science-fantasy adventure comics you will ever read. Printed on bright Golden Age newsprint with risograph covers, IWAH is a weird, sad, silly, and sketchy, fantasy adventure strip with magic and science-fiction and some fighting action. Original art by Farel Dalrymple will be on display and for sale.

Study Group Magazine #2. The second issue of this award winning comics anthology/journal is the perfect accompaniment to Zack Soto’s acclaimed comics website.

Titan #1 by Francois Vigneault. 32 pages of duotone Sci-Fi comics glory. When Mngr João da Silva is sent to Homestead Station on the moon of Titan he finds himself caught in the simmering tensions between the geneticly-engineered Titan workers and the Terran management.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – Prophet Release Party and Art Exhibit

Farel Dalrymple and Joseph Bergin III sign at Floating World Comics on Thursday, October 4th, from 6:00-10:00pm for a Prophet #29 release party and art exhibit!

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The new Prophet series by Brandon Graham has been one of the most exciting comics in the past year. The epic sci-fi series highlights Brandon’s cosmos-building concepts as well as artwork from a team of awesome artists including Simon Roy, Giannis Milonogiannis, Farel Dalrymple, and Brandon Graham himself. October 4th, we will display original artwork from the latest issue, Prophet #29 and celebrate the book release with artist, Farel Dalrymple and colorist, Joseph Bergin III.

BIO INFORMATION:

Farel Dalrymple – Originally from Oklahoma “by way of California”, Dalrymple is one of the founders of the New York City based Meathaus Colllective.  He attended New York’s School of Visual Arts as an Illustration major and was awarded the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal in 2002.

Best known for his work on Pop Gun War, Prophet, and Omega the Unknown, Farel also contributed to DC’s alt-anthology Bizarro World, Strange Tales, Marvel Comics’ new alt comics anthology, and Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman.

Farel’s new comic It Will All Hurt is updated regularly on the Study Group Comics website. He is currently working on a new original graphic novel called The Wrenchies, which will be published by First Second books.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – Free Comic Book Day 2012

Joelle Jones, Steve Lieber, Farel Dalrymple, Joshua Williamson, and more sign at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012 fo Free Comic Book Day!

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This year on May 5th for Free Comic Book Day we will be open 10-7 and are having all the different free comic book titles offered this year ( limit 3 per person).

We have an exciting, eclectic group of comic creators who will be doing signings with us. Most of them will be here 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but a few will be arriving later.

Joelle Jones ( You Have Killed Me, Madame Xanadu)

Joshua Williamson ( Voodoo, Sketch Monsters)

Heather Finley ( Zombies VS Cheerleaders)

Zack Soto ( Secret Voice, Study Group)

Jason “JFish” Fisher ( Junque Land, studiojfish)

Celina Hernandez ( Chibi Comics)

Michael Murphy ( Chibi Comics)

Shawn Aldridge ( Vic Boone)

Steve Lieber ( White Out, Shooter)

Tony Morgan ( Chronicles of Van Helsing, Chicken Leg Bone Boy)

Tim Root (Crappy Comics, Study Group)

Farel Dalrymple ( Omega The Unknown, Prophet)

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

 

Portland Comic Book Show to Feature Over 30 Creators at the November 13, 2011 Show

November 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

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The Portland Comic Book show will feature an inking demonstration by Gary Martin, author of The Art of Comic-Book Inking. Gary Martin’s two volumes of The Art of Comic-Book Inking have become the industry-standard manuals for aspiring inkers seeking to take their work to the next level or for working professionals looking to broaden their skills base. Dark Horse Comics recently published a new edition of the ground breaking book, combining the two textbooks into a single volume and with expanded new material, including three additional blue-lined art boards featuring pencil art by master comics illustrators Jack Kirby, John Buscema, and Gil Kane.

Anina Bennett, co-creator of Heartbreakers and Boilerplate, will moderate a panel discussion “How to Break Into Comics as a Writer” Writers on the panel discussion include Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Dan Berman (God Complex), Adam Gallardo (Gear School), Brandon Jerwa (Battlestar Galactica) and Jamie S. Rich (Spellcheckers).

Star Wars Imperial Costume Clubs will be out in full force at the Portland Comic Book Show on November 13th. Featuring movie accurate costumes, Cloud City Garrison “the Villians” will feature Stormtroopers & Darth Vader. Kashyyyk Base features “the Rebels” including Jedi Knights, Pilots, Princesses, and Wookies. Mandalorian Mercs are “the bounty hunters” from Star Wars. Star Wars fans should bring their cameras as all 3 Costuming clubs will be available for pictures!

The Portland Comic Book Show is featuring over 30 comic book writers and artists at this years’ annual show. A complete list can be found at www.portlandcomicbookshow.com

The Portland Comic Book Show is Sunday, November 13, 2011 at the Rose Quarter at the Memorial Coliseum in the Exhibit Hall. The show runs from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8.00 for ages 8 & older. The show features 175 tables of merchandise displaying and selling thousands of collectibles including comic books dating back to the 1940’s, non-sport cards, magazines, original art, Movie and TV Memorabilia, Star Trek and Star Wars merchandise, action figures, Disney items, and a variety of toys. For more information contact Second Genesis at 503-788-1031, email at portlandcomicbookshow@comcast.net or our website at www.portlandcomicbookshow.com

Massive Guest Update for HeroesCon 2011

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Here it is the week before HeroesCon 2011 and we still have lots of guests to announce! Let’s not waste any more time and get right to it!

Farel Dalrymple: creator of Pop Gun War,  Meathaus & Strange Tales II contributor, artist on Omega the Unknown.

Kelly Sue DeConnick: writer of Osborn, Supergirl, CBGB, and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Paul Azaceta: artist of Amazing Spider-man, B.P.R.D.: 1946, and Daredevil.

Derec Donovan: artist of Youngblood, Robin, Connor Hawke.

Will Sliney: Farscape artist.

Georges Jeanty: artist of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deadpool, Gambit, Weapon X.

Marsha Cooke: co-writer of Teenage Satan.

John Workman: legendary letterer of titles for just about every major publisher, including DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse.

John Francis Moore: writer of X-Factor, Superboy, and X-Men: 2099.

Rebekah Isaacs: artist of DV8: Gods and Monsters, DMZ, Drafted.

Danny Donovan: writer for Alternative Comics and Platinum Studios.

Ryan Bodenheim: artist of Halcyon, Red Mass for Mars.

Clay and Susan Griffith: co-writers of Allan Quatermain and the Lord of Locusts, Political Power.

Charles Paul Wilson III: artist of Stuff of Legend.

Jackie Lewis: Upcoming Play Ball from Oni

Bob Schreck and Greg Tumbarello: Schreck is the editor-in-chief of Legendary Pictures new line of comics aptly titled Legendary Comics. Tumbarello is the assistant editor for this new comic venture.  Both will be on hand to talk about their new company as well as offering portfolio reviews.

HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full guest list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!