MA – FCBD 2018: New England Comics Signings

Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores.

All seven New England Comics locations will be participating in Free Comic Book Day. Look here for more news on this big one time a year event! RSVP on Facebook!

Appearing NEC Malden: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Blair Shedd: Artist Doctor Who
Joe Dellagatta: artist Head Lopper
Clay McCormack: artist Redline

Appearing NEC Norwood: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Jack Purcell: artist/inker DC Comics

Appearing NEC Brockton 10:30 AM to 8:00 FCBD
Rich Woodall: Artist/Inker best known for Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Johnny Raygun
Craig Rousseau: Artist DC/ Marvel/Image/Dark Horse: Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl, Perhapanauts

Appearing NEC New Bedford 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Mike Lilly: DC/Marvel Artist
Bob Almond: Veteran Industry Inker

Appearing NEC Harvard Sq: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Bob Salley: Writer for Salvagers
Jeff McClelland: The Tick writer

Appearing NEC Brookline: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Ian Chase Nichols: 2018 Tick Artist

Appearing NEC Quincy: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Jeff McCelland: The Tick writer
Alex Harris: The Tick artist

Image Announces C2E2 2018 Exclusives & Schedule

Press Release:

Image Comics will return to Chicago this year for C2E2 on Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* C2E2 VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#513):

* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • ANALOG #1 by Gerry Duggan & David O’Sullivan, art by O’Sullivan, $10 (+tax)
  • ISOLA #1 by Brenden Fletcher & Karl Kerschl, art by Kerschl, $10 (+tax)

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Jeff Lemire & Scott Snyder, $40 (+tax)
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, $35 (+tax)
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35 (+tax)
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, $35 (+tax)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opena, $35 (+tax)

MERCHANDISE:

* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)*
  • “I Believe in Comics” T-shirt, sm-xxxl, $25.00 (+tax)
  • “I Believe in Comics” tote bag, $12.00 (+tax)
  • Image Comics RCCC lapel pins, $10 (+tax)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Room S403                       

Image Comics: We Believe In Character

Comic artists don’t just translate scripts: they build characters. From choreographing the most subtle facial tics and body language to designing entire wardrobes, illustrators are master actors of ink on page. Giving shape to entire casts, they carve new souls on a monthly basis. The creators on this panel specialize in character design, from Leila del Duca’s medieval romanticism on SLEEPLESS to Jeremy Haun’s rugged post-apocalyptic fantasy chic in THE REALM, and Tula Lotay’s fashion-forward covers. Come see these shapers discuss their process, including Annie Wu and Jen Bartel as they preview their upcoming Image projects, DEAD GUY FAN CLUB and BLACKBIRD.

Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 10:45 – 11:45 AM in Room S403

Image Comics: We Believe In Drama

Writers channel the crises we face everyday through layers of fiction, allowing readers to dissect universal struggles through a vibrant, askew lens. Though comics may catalyze new worlds overflowing with imagination, creators ground that surrealism in drama and catharsis. Join a panel of stellar scribes including Kyle Higgins (THE DEAD HAND), Gerry Duggan (ANALOG), Tee Franklin (BINGO LOVE), Tini Howard (HACK/SLASH: RESURRECTION) and some very special guests as they discuss the friction that gave way to their latest works.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#513):

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

12:00 – 12:45 PM Daniel Warren Johnson (Skybound)
1:00 – 1:45 PM Tee Franklin
2:00 – 2:45 PM John Layman & Nick Pitarra
3:00 – 3:45 PM Rob Guillory

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

12:00 – 12:45 PM Caitlin Yarsky & Tee Franklin
1:00 – 1:45 PM Andrew MacLean & Kyle Starks
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jeremy Haun
3:00 – 3:45 PM Gerry Duggan, Justin Jordan & Nikki Ryan

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

1:00 – 1:45 PM Tim Seeley & Tini Howard
2:00 – 2:45 PM Jason Aaron

*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Aaron, Jason H17
Bivens, John U15
Browne, Ryan U4
Bunn, Cullen M12
del Duca, Leila M14
Duggan, Gerry M17
Franklin, Tee V1
Greenwood, Justin G6
Gunter, Miles
Haun, Jeremy J10
Higgins, Kyle A15
Howard, Tini R12
Janson, Klaus B16
Jordan, Justin U16
Kaplan, Zack O9
Lotay, Tula T8
MacLean, Andrew G8
Mahfood, Jim N14
Norton, Mike U2
Seeley, Tim U1
Starks, Kyle S11
Towe, Jim A5
Wilson, Matt R14
Wu, Annie B10
Young, Skottie X17
Zub, Jim N17

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 14th

Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, April 14th for the fifth annual Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mill Studios! Free to the public, family friendly and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.  RSVP on Facebook!

Free admission with plenty of parking across the street at the garage. Doors open to the public at 10am.

Special Guests:
Robert Gill – DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Valiant Comics
Andrew MacLean – Head Lopper, Image Comics
MC Esoteric & 7L – Czarface

Live music:
DJ Noel Snow
DJ Radio Scotvoid
SERIES

Artists and vendors:
Adam Miller
Ali Barker Arts
Amos Madruga Art
Andrew Houle
AshBeadle Illustration
Crave Bakery & Cafe
DanamalArt
Daniel Kern
David J. Leblanc – Action Abstraction
Designs by Dennis Art
Do or Diecast
Don Mathias – Peanizles
Eric Boeker
Eric Boireau
Finar Comics
Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Inebri-Art Podcast
Jacob & Zoey Cardinal
Jason Casey
Joe Haley & TJ Dort – The UnderBurbs
Josh Morrissette
Kay’s Stained Glass
LSuperSonicQ – Robbie Short
Maura O’Connor Illustration
Mike Doherty
Montserrat College of Art
Paper Asylum Comics & Collectibles
Patt Kelley
Poetry Comix
Pretty Power Princess
Reckless Sidekick Productions
Renee Mallett
Richard Wentworth & Hadron Gospel Hour!
Sean Kiernan
SpeakEasy Donuts
Standup Comix
Suburban Bohemia
Taylor Popek – The Jellyfish Lady
The Book and Board – Comics and Gaming
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe
The Corey Press
The Painted Pastry – Aime Pope
Tom Torrey
XoWritingCo – Angela DiCicco
…and possibly a few more!

The Larcom Theatre will host the Official After-Party and Cosplay Contest of Beverly Comic Con from 8 PM – 10 PM! After enjoying a fun-filled day at Porter Mill, come over to the after-party at the theatre for a one of a kind Vaudeville show. You will see your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before!

Cosplay Burlesque | Contortion | Aerials | Cyr Wheel | Live Art and More

Come in costume! Prizes awarded to the best cosplay costume! Full bar and concession stand. 18+ Details and tickets at the link…

Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 921-1117

HeroesCon 2018 Updates Guest List

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Jae Lee, Darryl Banks, Chris Brunner, Francesco Francavilla,  Michel Fiffe, Andrew MacLean, Dan Parent, Dexter Vines, Chris Visions and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

BOB ALMOND | Stan Lee’s Guardian Project, Black Panther, Heroes For Hire, Warlock
ROGÊ ANTONIO Batman & Robin Eternal, Grayson
DARRYL BANKS Green Lantern, Legion of Super Heroes, JLA
THOMAS BOATWRIGHT | Zeke Deadwood, The Halloween Legion, Cemetery Blues
CHRIS BRUNNER Loose Ends, Southern Bastards, Batman: LOTD
JOEY ELLIS Leaky Timbers
MARIE ENGER Fhtagn and Loathing, Regression
MICHEL FIFFE Copra, Zegas, Bloodstrike
CHARLES FORSMAN Slasher, Revenger, TEOTFW, Celebrated Summer
FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA | Afterlife with Archie, The Black Beetle, Detective Comics
CASEY JONES | Nightwing, Fantastic Four, Exiles, Excalibur, New Warriors
JAE LEE | Batman/Superman, Inhumans, Dark Tower, Fantastic Four
NATE LOVETT | Champions of Odd Lake, Kyraa: Alien Jungle Girl, Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets
ANDREW MACLEAN | Head Lopper, Apocalyptigirl, Laser Wolf Attack
DREW MOSS Copperhead, Terrible Lizard, The Colonized, The Crow: Pestilence, In the Dark
DAN PARENT | Archie, Die Kitty Die, Betty & Veronica, Kevin Keller, Life with Kevin
BENJAMIN SCHIPPER Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Fairies, Joe Death and the Graven Image
KYLE STARKS | Rock Candy Mountain, Rick and Morty, Sexcastle, Legend of Ricky Thunder
BRENO TAMURA | Pigs, 12 reasons to die, Cupid, Doctor Fate
JEREMY TREECE | Fearsome as the Night, the Misadventures of Clawberry & Friends, I’m So Goth!
DEXTER VINES | X-Men, Nova, Avengers: X- Sanction, Buffy, Hulk
CHRIS VISIONS | Dead Letters, Spider-Gwen, Scarlet Witch, Devils on the Levee
ALEXIS ZIRITT | Space Riders, Tarantula, The Package

RSVP on Facebook!

For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

Portland Comic Expo Returns on October 29th

Press Release:

The Portland Comic Expo, presented by Casablanca Comics, returns on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. PCE is a one day comic convention with comic writers and artists, dealers, cosplayers, programming and more!

Currently announced guests include:

  • Erica Henderson (Eisner-winning artist: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Jughead)
  • Andrew MacLean (Head Lopper, Apocalyptigirl)
  • Paul Pelletier (Aquaman, Fantastic Four, She-Hulk)
  • Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks)
  • Alterna Comics (Publisher)
  • Skelton Crew Studios
  • 25th Anniversary Alpha Productions Reunion
  • Bill Brock (Host, Rogue Mysteries)

Lots of dealers! Lots of artists in Artist Alley! Cosplayers!

Admission is only $5.00, tickets available at the link…

RSVP on Facebook!

Portland Exposition Building
239 Park Avenue Portland, ME 04102

MA – Head Lopper Signing

Andrew Maclean, creator of Head Lopper and ApocalyptiGirl, will be doing an in-store signing and a pop-up store, selling pins, patches, shirts, and comics at Paper Asylum on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Paper Asylum
166 Cabot St, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915
(978) 998-4692

Five Points Festival 2017: Designer Toys, Comics & NYC

Press Release:

The Five Points Festival is a collision of toys, comics, and counterculture curated by Clutter Magazine and sponsored by Midtown Comics and Playcrafting NYC. A designer toy and comic convention coming May 20-21, 2017 to Pier 36 on New York’s Lower East Side, Five Points is two days and nights of comic artists and writers, vinyl and plastic toys, original art, food trucks, and craft breweries – bringing together 15,000 tastemakers, misfits, and rebels in a one-of-a-kind marketplace! Get your tickets now at the link…

  • The Midtown Comics booth will present mega signings with comic royalty including Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Nick Spencer, Dan Slott, and Bryan Lee O’Malley! And be on the look out for Five Points exclusives, too, with details coming soon to our Facebook, Twitter, and blog!
  • Meet amazing Designer Toy Artists including Ron English, Amanda Louise Spayd, Chris Ryniak, Gary Ham, Huck Gee, James Groman, Jason Freeny, Jeff Lamm, Peter Kato, Simone Legno, Tara McPherson, and many more!
  • Rub elbows with 150 amazing creators in our Artist Alley including Amy Reeder, Andrew MacLean, Annie Wu, Ben Templesmith, Christopher Hastings, Cliff Chiang, Jamal Igle, Mags Visaggio, Ronald Wimberly, Sean Gordon Murphy, Tini Howard, and more!
  • All of our vendors can be found here and the list keeps growing every day.
  • Outside Pier 36, you’ll find all delicious food trucks including Korilla, Nuchas Empanadas, and Big D’s Grub – and a craft beer garden!
  • Grab an exclusive Dunny designed by Gary Ham! Available in three colors, 3″ tall, and limited to 1000 pieces total (across the three versions), this is the first production Dunny created by Gary Ham in the world!
  • Want the yellow and black Gary Ham Dunny? You’ll want to be a VIP, as it is included with the VIP ticket! Our yellow and black Dunny is limited to only 250 pieces, and being a VIP is the only way to guarantee this colorway! You’ll also get a ticket into the Designer Toy Awards on Friday night, early access into Five Points, and access to the Saturday night party by Sonicboombox!
  • All the awesomeness kicks off at the Designer Toy Awards presented by Lagunitas! The entire art toy world comes together on Friday, May 19 at Webster Hall, and a a VIP ticket is the ONLY way for you to join ’em!

RSVP on Facebook!

NH – FCBD: Merrymac Games & Comics Signing

Sean Gordon Murphy, Corin Howell, Andrew MacLean, Elias Chatzoudis, Chris Campana, Chris Uminga, and Chrissie Zullo sign at Merrymac Games & Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Merrymac Games and Comics
550 DW Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 420-8161

CA – Head Lopper Signing

Writer/artist Andrew MacLean, creator of Apocalyptigirl and Head Lopper, appears at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 601-7800

MA – Head Lopper #4 Signing

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Writer/artist Andrew MacLean, creator of Apocalyptigirl and Head Lopper, appears at New England Comics on Saturday June 11, 2016 from 1:00 till 4:00 PM!

New England Comics – Coolidge Corner
316 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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