Monsters & Dames Returns for Emerald City Comicon 2011

December 20, 2010 by  
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ECCC PR: EMERALD CITY COMICONS’ MONSTERS & DAMES CHARITY ART BOOK RETURNS, BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER!

Seattle, WA – December 20, 2010 – Debuting again at the upcoming Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) will be the 2011 edition of the shows popular MONSTERS & DAMES art book. The 2011 book not only features an amazing cover by acclaimed illustrator Adam Hughes, but has expanded to a whopping SIXTY (60) pages of brand new illustrations by some of the top illustrators in comics and animation!

Since its inception in 2009, the MONSTERS & DAMES art books and auctions have raised over $10,000.00 for Seattle Children’s Hospital, a premier child health care & pediatric center, recognized as one of the leading hospitals for children. The art book has sold out each year at the convention.

“Helping bring this book to life each year is an incredible experience,” says ECCC Convention Director Jim Demonakos. “Being able to not only create a fun, collectible art book that fans love and at the same time raise a huge amount of money to benefit local children is very rewarding.”

The full-color, 9″x12″, 60-page MONSTERS & DAMES hardcover is limited to 1000 individually numbered copies. The 2011 book features contributions from some of the top creators in the industry, including JG Jones, Geof Darrow, Cully Hamner, Bruce Timm, Humberto Ramos, Guy Davis, Todd Nauck, Frank Cho, Yanick Paquette, Skottie Young, Aaron Lopresti, Cliff Chiang, Mike McKone, Cameron Stewart, Erik Larsen, Chris Giarrusso, Pete Woods, Jonathan Hickman, Sean “Cheeks” Galloway and dozens more! For the complete list of creators involved in this amazing art book, visit http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/monstersndames.php

The Ninth Annual EMERALD CITY COMICON, newly expanded to three days, will be taking place March 4th-6th, 2011 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in beautiful downtown Seattle, WA.

Detroit Fanfare (October 2010)

August 6, 2010 by  
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Convention Detroit Fan Fare
Convention Website http://detroitfanfare.com/
Start Date 10/30/2010
End Date 10/31/2010
About This Convention: Detroit has a very strong connection with comic conventions and fandom. Some of the earliest fandom magazines came out of the Detroit area in the late 1960′s and the Detroit Triple Fan Fair was the first convention of its kind. The “triple” stood for movies, comics, and science fiction. Detroit Fanfare is both proud and excited to bring back home some of the major participants that helped to grow the comic industry into the behemoth it is today. There will panels and discussions where the people who started so much will have a chance to discuss the early days, and reflect on their memories of the great stars that attended the convention. They will provide rare pictures and original drawings of some of the masters of the medium.
There will also be a Zombie Walk – “Pre-Show” the Morning of October 30th , and a Blood 4 Comics – October 30th & 31st for the American Red Cross Detroit Chapter plus many other exciting events for the Comic Book lover in you. Be sure to go to www.detroitfanfare.com for the most up to date information Regarding Detroit’s Hottest Comic Book show.
Convention Guests Guest of Honor Stan Lee, with Featured Special Guest Jim Starlin. We also have Comic Book Creators Greg Thekston, Carl Lungren, Guy Davis, Keith Pollard, Matt Busch, Gary Reed, Rich Buckler, Michael Netzer, Joe Pruitt, Vince Locke, Patrick Zircher, Bill Morrison, James O’Barr, Sean Mckeever, Tony Meillo, Mark Crilley, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Raphael Nieves, Dan Dougherty, Rob Worley, Mark Bloodworth, Paul Storrie and many more to come.
Venue Name Hyatt Reagency Dearborn
Venue Address 600 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 125
Projected Attendance 5000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? - Gaming



William Shatner Comes to Emerald City Comicon 2011

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To begin with, we have our first media guest, none other than the original Captain James T. Kirk – WILLIAM SHATNER! Mr. Shatner will be appearing Saturday only, with a possible Sunday appearance depending on his schedule. Our media announcements are just beginning, but what better way to kick it off than with a bang!

In terms of comic guests, we have a number of guests who are making their very first appearance at ECCC, including: GEOF DARROW (The Matrix), MIKE MCKONE (Avengers), JONATHAN HICKMAN (Fantastic Four), GUY DAVIS & JOHN ARCUDI (B.P.R.D.), DAN SLOTT (Amazing Spider-Man), YANICK PAQUETTE (Batman), CLIFF CHIANG (Detective Comics) and returning favorites like STEVE MCNIVEN (Old Man Logan), J.G. JONES (Wanted), JIM CHEUNG (Young Avengers), FRANK CHO (Ultimates), MIKE CHOI (X-Force), MARK BROOKS (X-Men), ERIK LARSEN (Savage Dragon) and many more. You can view the complete list here…

Lots more announcements coming soon, as always, stay tuned here and also check us out on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/emeraldcitycon and the ECCC website for the latest updates!

Dark Horse Anounces C2E2 Signing Schedule

April 14, 2010 by  
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Dark Horse C2E2 Signing Schedule Announced! 04/08/10

Dark Horse Comics — Booth #459 2010 Signing & Event Schedule!

FRIDAY, APRIL 16th:

12:00 – 1:00 Solomon Kane – Writer Scott Allie
2:00 – 3:00 Mass Effect / Star Wars – Writer John Jackson Miller
3:00 – 4:00 Beanworld – Writer/Artist/Creator Larry Marder

*Dark Horse Gold Key Comics Panel! 3:00 – 4:00 Room E353. Featuring Mike Richardson, Jim Shooter, Chris Warner, Dennis Calero & Bill Reinhold.

4:00 – 5:00 Beasts of Burden – Artist Jill Thompson
4:30 – 6:00 Gold Key Signing – Writer Jim Shooter (Doctor Solar / Magnus), Artist Bill Reinhold (Magnus), Artist Dennis Calero (Doctor Solar), Editor Chris Warner

SATURDAY, APRIL 17th:

*12:00 – 12:30 B.P.R.D. Members Only – B.P.R.D. Membership Kits! Come pick up your exclusive pack!

1:00 – 2:00 Shinjuku – Writer Mink
2:00 – 3:00 Finder – Writer/Artist/Creator Carla Speed McNeil
3:00 – 4:00 Mass Effect / Star Wars – Writer John Jackson Miller
4:00 – 4:30 B.P.R.D. Members Only – B.P.R.D. Meet and Greet with Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, and Scott Allie
4:30 – 5:30 B.P.R.D. – Writer/Artist/Creator Mike Mignola, Artist Guy Davis

*B.P.R.D. Panel! 5:45 – 6:45 Room E450. Featuring Mike Mignola, Guy Davis, and Scott Allie.

6:00 – 7:00 Kickback – Writer/Artist/Creator David Lloyd

SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH:

11:00 – 12:00 Shinjuku – Writer Mink
12:00 – 1:00 Wondermark – Writer/Artist/Creator David Malki
1:00 – 2:00 Serenity – Artist Chris Samnee

TO – Guy Davis Exhibition

February 17, 2010 by  
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Of Mystery and the Macabre: The Guy Davis Exhibition
2009 Eisner award winning artist makes rare Toronto appearance
 
artoriginals presents master of the macabre and B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis, who will be making a special Toronto appearance at the Gladstone Hotel on Saturday, February 27 for an interactive workshop and exhibition followed by an appearance at  Toronto ComiCON as a featured guest on Sunday, February 28.
 
Davis, recipient of the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Artist, is best known as the penciler and inker on Mike Mignola’s long running series B.P.R.D., chronicling the supernatural tales of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Mignola, best known as the creator of Hellboy (who was a former member of the B.P.R.D. team), is also the series writer. The Hellboy property has spawned two feature films and several animated versions. Fans and many industry insiders believe that B.P.R.D. is likely to be the next Mignola property that will be adapted for the big screen.
 
Selected works spanning Davis’ career, including Sandman Mystery Theatre, B.P.R.D. and The Marquis, will be featured in the exhibition along with an interactive and insightful workshop for registered patrons.
 
Schedule of events
               
Saturday, February 27
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
 
Constructive Storytelling: The 180 Minute Master Class, 1 – 4 pm: Master artist Guy Davis is set to provide patrons with the key components of his vast storytelling bible. The lecture, demonstration and Q&A elements are a unique opportunity to get inside the head of one of the industry’s most renowned visionaries.
$105 per person – limited spots available (15 participants). Email info@artoriginals.ca to register.
 
Of Mystery and the Macabre, 7:30 – 11:30 pm: featuring selected works from Davis’ award-winning projects including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. and The Marquis. A brief question and answer period hosted by Mark Askwith of SPACE will precede the exhibit.
Free admission
               
Sunday, February 28
Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West
 
Toronto ComiCON, 11 am – 5 pm: Guy Davis will be a featured guest at Toronto ComiCON.
 
Please direct all inquiries to:
 
Sean Menard
Director, Marketing and Publicity
artoriginals
647.328.1656
info@artoriginals.ca           
www.artoriginals.ca
 
About artoriginals
 
artoriginals offers comic book and illustration enthusiasts a unique opportunity to interact in an intimate setting with their favorite creators over a weekend in Canada’s largest city. Contemporary cartoonists and illustrators will take part in workshops, exhibitions, lectures and artists’ talks revolving around themes central to their work. 
 
All activities for artoriginals will be held at the historic Gladstone Hotel in downtown Toronto, a favourite with the local arts scene. Voted one of the top 10 Art Hotels in the world by Lux Magazine, the Gladstone has been in operation since 1889 and is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Toronto.
 
For more information, see www.artoriginals.ca

Guy Davis to Appear at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo

November 9, 2009 by  
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Hey everybody!

We here at STAPLE! HQ are very pleased to announce that Guy Davis will be appearing at STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo!

Michigan artist Guy Davis has been working away in comics since 1985 on a variety of titles from his creator owned books Baker Street and The Marquis; to company series including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules, The Nevermen and The Zombies That Ate the World. Other works have included conceptual design for role-playing games and multimedia projects, including designs for the animated television pilot for The Amazing Screw-On Head and animated comics for both the Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy 2 DVDs.

Guy Davis Appearing at STAPLE!

Guy Davis Appearing at STAPLE!

Currently Guy is the artist on Mike Mignola’s ongoing B.P.R.D. series (work which won him a 2009 Eisner Award for Best Penciller/Inker), along with continuing his creator owned series The Marquis for Dark Horse Comics.

Guy is a great artist and a personal favorite of mine, and we’re all very excited to have him as our guest. For more on his work visit www.guydavisartworks.com

We’ve got more big announcements coming soon, so be sure to keep checking www.staple-austin.org for all the exciting news!

STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo is the Southwest’s premier event for independently produced comics, zines, art, animation, games, crafts and more! The SIXTH annual show will be held on Saturday March 6th, 11am-7pm, at the Monarch Event Center, 6406 North IH-35 Suite 3100, in Austin, Texas. Admission is still only $5.00!

Chris “Uncle Staple” Nicholas
www.staple-austin.org

http://www.myspace.com/staple_austin

MI – The Black Goddess Launch

November 6, 2009 by  
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Guy Davis signs on Nov. 28th

Saturday, November 28th from 6pm to 8pm, Guy Davis!  You’re not gonna wanna miss this one, look at that poster!  Guy will be here to celebrate the release of his new Marquis graphic novel and the newest BPRD collection, The Black Goddess!  Prints will be available with the purchase of one of these books!  Get it signed!  Meet the man, the legend!

Vault of Midnight, 219 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-998-1413

www.vaultofmidnight.com

IL – Solomon Kane Signing

October 15, 2009 by  
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GUY DAVIS (BPRD, Nevermen, Sandman Mystery Theatre) signs at GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS of CHICAGO LOOP this FRIDAY, Otober 16th, from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.

We’re staying open late that day to give as many fans a chance to meet Guy.  He’ll be available to sign autographs (free) and will also have some Original Art on hand for sale (not free)!!

GUY has worked on many many comic projects since his start on Caliber’s Baker Street – including more recently Solomon Kane for Dark Horse & the Marquis, IDW’s Doctor Who series and much more! 

Graham Crackers, 77 E. Madison (between Wabash & Michigan), Chicago, IL.
(312) 629-1810

www.GrahamCrackers.com