Special Guests Appear at NJCE 2015


New Jersey Comic Expo (#NJCE) makes its debut this weekend on November 21st and 22nd with several special guests!

Best-selling and fan favorite superstar comic book artist Jim Lee will be making a rare appearance at NJCE on Sunday, November 22nd. Jim’s appearance at NJCE is his final U.S. convention appearance of the year! Attendees will have the chance to line up for a special TWO HOUR hour signing with a two-item limit! The signing will begin at 10AM and will be first come, first served.

Writer Garth Ennis, best known as the co-creator of the Vertigo comic Preacher with Steve Dillon, which is coming soon to AMC, and his fan beloved nine-year run on Marvel’s Punisher. So if you have a stack of the plethora of comics authored by Mr. Ennis, you may want to bring them to the 2015 NJCE, because this will be his ONLY appearance in the great state of New Jersey.

Superstar Comic Book artist John Cassaday will be making a rare appearance this weekend at the New Jersey Comic Expo! Appearing both Saturday & Sunday, John who most recently handled the art on the first six issues of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars book, will be signing books for fans and will also be available for meet & greet session via our VIP packages.

Angel and Person of Interest’s Amy Acker will be joining us on Saturday and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy) and from Marvel’s Daredevil on NetFlix Peter Shinkoda and Tommy Walker will be there all weekend. In addition to signing autographs for fans (Additional fees apply) at their tables in our Celeb Signing Area we will also be offering the opportunity to have a professional photo with your favorite celeb taken by Epic Photo-Ops, the convention photo pros.

Other guests include: Mark Bagley, Frank J. Barbiere, Chris Batista, Ryan Bodenheim, Ivan Brandon, June Brigman, Jim Calafiore, Dennis Calero, Joe Caramagna, Paul Castiglia, Chris Claremont, Toby Cypress, Vito Delsante, Todd Dezago, Steve Ellis, The Fraim Bros, Bryan J.L. Glass, Justin Gray, Scott Hanna, Joe Harris, Edwin Huang, Jamal Igle, Jeff King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Shawn Martinbrough, Ben McCool, Mark Morales, Rags Morales, Rudy Nebres, Fabian Nicieza, Cary Nord, Carl Potts, Rodney Ramos, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Rod Reis, Dave Roman, Craig Rousseau, Fernando Ruiz, Buddy Scalera, Bob Schreck, Jeffery Shultz, Alex Simmons, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Frank Tieri, Peter J. Tomasi, Ethan Van Sciver, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more! For the full guest list, tickets, and further details please check the website: www.newjerseycomicexpo.com

UK – Section 8/Mythic Signing

section8Artist John McCrea signs at Forbidden Planet’s new Birmingham Megastore at 1:00pm on Saturday 13th June to launch the first issues of Section 8 and Mythic.

In Section 8, the greatest super heroes of all time, from the hit series Hitman, have returned for the greatest super hero story ever told! Befuddled hero Sixpack returns to Gotham City, desperate to rebuild the all-star team known as Section Eight in the face of a deadly threat. He gathers old friends Bueno Excellente, Baytor and the seemingly reborn Dogwelder, along with some new faces – but he still needs that elusive eighth member. That’s when the Dark Knight Detective gets an offer he can’t refuse in part one of this unforgettable six-issue miniseries.

Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ’round. And when magic breaks, Mythic fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are the crack field team assigned with keeping the gears of the mythicsupernatural world turning, and more importantly, keeping you from ever knowing about it.

John McCrea is a respected illustrator and comic book artist who has worked for many of the major publishers, including Marvel and DC. He has illustrated iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Hulk, Spider Man, Daredevil, Wolverine, Star Wars, Judge Dredd and The Simpsons amongst others. In addition, he works as an illustrator in book, record and magazine publishing and undertakes design and story boarding work for multimedia and the entertainment industry including being a Lucasfilm accredited artist. Recent projects include the new ongoing Mars Attacks! comic from IDW and Progenitor, a new series for the ipad only comic Aces Weekly.

Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore
74 Bull Street Birmingham B4 6AD
0121 236 3026

IE – Section 8 #1 Signing


Artist John McCrea (Hitman, Mythic) appears at The Big Bang on Wednesday, June 10th at 6:00 PM to sign the first issue of SECTION 8!

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The Big Bang.
Pembroke District, Dundrum, Dublin Dublin 16

Splash Page Comic Art Welcomes Joe Quinones

February 19, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

Splash Page Comic Art would like to welcome Joe Quinones to our family of talented artists!

Joe Quinones is a relative newcomer to the industry, having first been published by DC Comics for their now defunct Teen Titans GO series in 2007. He is probably best known for his collaboration with writer Kurt Busiek on the Green Lantern serial for Mark Chiarello’s Eisner Award-winning Wednesday Comics. Since then, Joe has illustrated a number of covers and short stories for DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse, with a current cover run on Captain Marvel. Joe also has some unannounced interior work on the horizon, as well as a Zatanna/Black Canary graphic novel, written by Paul Dini, due out at the end of 2013.


I just added new Walking Dead art by Charlie Adlard and Wonder Woman art by Cliff Chiang to the website.

John McCrea Gallery- Just added some great splashes and interior pages from Deadpool, vintage Hitman pages from Garth Ennis’ series, plus The Boys and related books.

Charlie Adlard Gallery – The interior pages of Walking Dead Issue 107 are up for sale in Charlie’s gallery.

Cliff Chiang Gallery – I added interior pages to Wonder Woman Issue 16 and the cover to Issue 18.

Splash Page Comic Art Convention Schedule:

San Jose: May 18 & 19 We will be setting up at the Big Wow Comic Fest. We will be hosting the amazing talents of Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello at our booths at the show.

San Diego Comic Con July 17 – 21 we will be at our usual row of booths at 4400-4406.

New York Comic Con October 10-13 we will be setup and make artist announcements closer to the show.

Thanks, and stay tuned to the website for upcoming artist announcements.

Mark Hay

Splash Page Comic Art


Square Enix Reveals NYCC 2012 Plans Include Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider, and Sleeping Dogs

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Hitman Absolution

Press Release:

Square Enix Unveils Plans for New York Comic Con 2012

Playable Demos of HITMAN: ABSOLUTION, TOMB RAIDER and New Sleeping Dogs DLC to Be Revealed

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 4, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced details of its presence at New York Comic Con (NYCC), taking place at booth 1802 at the Javits Center Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14.

NYCC attendees will be able to go hands-on with the award-winning Square Enix lineup, including upcoming titles HITMAN®: ABSOLUTION™ and TOMB RAIDER®, as well as a first look at DLC for the recently released open-world cop drama Sleeping Dogs™:

• HITMAN: ABSOLUTION – In the last public showing before the game’s November 20 release, NYCC attendees will be able to play the demo at the Square Enix booth and meet the IO Interactive development team at a special panel featuring a live playthrough and Q&A:

  • When: Saturday, October 13: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Where: Room 1A10, Javits Center
  • Who: Christian Elverdam (gameplay director, IO Interactive), Hakan Abrak (lead producer, IO Interactive)

• Sleeping Dogs – Fresh off its triumphant launch, the critically acclaimed open-world undercover cop drama will be playable on the show floor. The main attraction comes on Sunday when members of the United Front Games development team will reveal a brand-new content expansion for the game:

  • When: Sunday, October 14: 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
  • Where: Room 1A23, Javits Center
  • Who: Mike Skupa (lead designer, UFG), Dan Sochan (producer, UFG), Justin Bullard (cinematics producer, UFG), Lee Singleton (GM, Square Enix London Studios)

• TOMB RAIDER – In addition to being able to get hands-on time with the game, New York Comic Con attendees will have the opportunity to test their archery skills at the TOMB RAIDER Archery Experience. Each participant will let three arrows fly at their own individual TOMB RAIDER themed shooting target which they can then take as a memory of the event. Those lucky archers who hit a bull-eye will receive a limited edition TOMB RAIDER lithograph. The Archery Experience is being supervised by the New Jersey School of Archery.

  • When: Thursday, October 11: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Friday, October 12: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday, October 13: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM*
    *first hour on Saturday reserved for TOMB RAIDER community and media guests
    Sunday, October 14: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Where: North Pavilion Walkway NC 106, Javits Center

Also taking place during the convention will be a series of charity auctions, the proceeds of which will go to Child’s Play (www.childsplaycharity.org). Fan works, signed lithographs and original hand-drawn art by project leads have been gathered from Square Enix properties including Sleeping DogsDEUS EX®: Human Revolution™HITMAN: ABSOLUTION and TOMB RAIDER to contribute to the cause. The auctions will run through Sunday, October 12. Visit the Child’s Play eBay store (supported through eBay Giving Works) to bid.

Along with the panels, Square Enix fans will have several opportunities to take home fun and unique items during the show. With contests, interactive activities and more, NYCC attendees will have multiple chances to win amazing prizes.

Upload your best photo sniping image to be entered for a chance to win a customHITMAN: ABSOLUTION console. Runners up will receive miniature figures of Agent 47, and HITMAN-themed ties and tie clips. Participants can upload their photo entries athitman.com/photosnipe or by the photo-sniping app on the HITMAN Facebook page.

Attendees can sign up to become a Square Enix Member for a chance to win prizes.

Square Enix Community Manager Robert Peeler will be live on location streaming directly from the Square Enix Booth at www.ustream.tv/squareenix.

UK – Marksmen Signing

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Garry Leach (Miracleman, Hitman, Dan Dare) and David Elliott (and editor-in-chief of Benaroya) sign Benaroya Publishing’s upcoming comic, MARKSMEN on 27th July at 5pm at Orbital.

Orbital is also hosting an exhibition of work by the great Garry Leach, including pages of Marksmen as well as Judge Dredd, Warrior, The Twelve, Transmetropolitan and more.

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Orbital Comics
8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

UK – The Boys Signing

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Garth Ennis signs at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Sunday 21st August 1 – 2pm for HIGHLAND LADDIE, THE BOYS VOL. 8.

Mind reeling from recent events in The Boys, Wee Hughie heads home to Auchterladle – the semi-idyllic Scottish seaside town where he grew up. All Hughie wants is some time to himself, to return to the bosom of family and friends, and get his head together after two years of unimaginable chaos. But our hero’s luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and the familiar surroundings he craves are not all they might be. You can go home again – but with old pals warped beyond recognition and strangers in town up to no good, whether or not you should is another matter entirely…

Collecting the origin story of everyone’s favourite pint-sized Scotsman, this edition features art by Herogasm artist John McCrea and a special cover gallery from artist Darick Robertson.

GARTH ENNIS is the award-winning writer of Hellblazer, Hitman, Punisher, Preacher, Pride and Joy, and War Stories. He is much in demand for his hard-edged, wickedly humorous style.