Hero Initiative at Phoenix Comic Con 2012

May 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Arizona, Comic Books, Convention News

 

Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.

Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!

In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.

And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!

And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez

Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez

Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker

Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna

CA – Fear Itself Signing

Wade Von Grawbadger signs at Secret City Comics Society on Friday April 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Press Release:

Secret City Comics Society is pleased to host Eisner-award winning artist and Marvel Comics Inker, Wade Von Grawbadger, as its featured artist in April. Wade is best known for this work on 2011′s Marvel Comic Event, Fear Itself, as well as inking other titles, including X-Factor, New Avengers, and Ultimate Spider-Man.

Wade will be in the lobby of Secret City to sign comics and art for his fans on Friday, April 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. If you have any of his comics or artwork, please feel free to bring them for signing. Zero to Hero Comics have graciously provide copies of Marvel Comics Fear Itself, New Avengers and Ultimate Spider-Man and copies of DC Comics Starman for this special event.

There will also be an improv comedy performance by the cast of Secret City Comics Society at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are normally $12.00 but if you purchase a comic book for signing, tickets are $5.00 for that night. In 2011, Secret City Comics Society has named “Best Improv Group” by the OCWeekly.

Secret City Comics Society
141 West Wilshire Avenue  Fullerton, CA 92832

IL – Fear Itself Art Show

Stuart Immonen opens an art exhibit on July 8th at 7:00 pm.

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

WI – Batman Inc. Signing

Mike Norton and Chris Burnham sign at Neptune Comics on June 29, 2011 from 3:00 PM- 6PM.

Two of comics biggest artists are coming to Neptune Comics for a afternoon of fun, debauchery, and of course to meet all the fans.  Be sure to mark your calendars now you will not want to miss these guys.

Chris just became an exclusive artist for DC Comics, and Mike was a exclusive artist for DC for the past few years.  Besides the latest Batman books Chris has done you might know his work from Image Comics Nixon’s Pals, and Boom!’s Amory’s Wars.  Mike had done work for DC of course, such as Young Justice and Blue Beetle, and Marvel as recently as Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt.

You can follow Chris on Twitter, and Mike has a website,  also check out Mike’s independent weekly comic Battlepug.

Neptune Comics
2120 E. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53186

NYC – Fear Itself Signing

Michael Kaluta, Brandon Montclare, and Ryan Bodenheim sign on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Celebrate the release of the new FEAR ITSELF tie-in FEAR ITSELF: FEARSOME FOUR #1 with writer Brandon Montclare, and artists Michael Kaluta & Ryan Bodenheim at Midtown Comics Downtown!

RSVP on Facebook!

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, NY

OR – Fear Itself Launch Party

Press Release:

Writer Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men, Casanova) Wednesday, April 6 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the TFAW Hollywood location at 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR. This event is free and features complimentary food and beer (with valid I.D.).

Marvel’s next milestone event launches April 6 with Fear Itself #1, the first of a seven-part miniseries by Marvel Architect Matt Fraction and artist Stuart Immonen (New Avengers). An ancient deity that thrives on terror is unleashed by Captain America’s oldest foe, and now the Marvel Universe must stand together or be torn apart by . . . fear itself. An earth-shaking, world-changing, mega-event that will rock the Marvel Universe to its core for years to come starts here!

“We’ve enjoyed Matt Fraction’s incredible stories for years, and we’re thrilled to have him in our store for such a landmark storyline,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe. “Plus, we’re excited that Marvel fans will be able to ask all of their burning questions.”

The Q&A with Fraction kicks off at 7:00 p.m., followed by the signing. Copies of Fear Itself #1, including the special blank variant edition, will be available for purchase, as will related titles Fear Itself: Home Front #1 and Fear Itself Spotlight. Guests will enjoy complimentary food from Clean Plate Catering and free beer with valid I.D. (21 and older).