Creators Jim Shooter and J.C. Vaughn will be at Best Comics Wednesday, February 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM to sign their latest book Bedtime Stories for Impressionable Children! Come in and get your copy signed and pick up the BEST COMICS exclusive cover! Representatives from CBCS will be on hand to authenticate signatures and accept books for submission!
Jim Shooter is a legendary creator who has been working in the comics field since he was 13 years old! His earliest professional works include Legion of Super-Heroes and Superboy for DC Comics! In the mid seventies Shooter began working for Marvel Comics and eventually became Marvel’s editor-in-chief, overseeing successful runs on Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Daredevil by Frank Miller, Thor by Walter Simonson and Amazing Spider-Man by Roger Stern! Later Shooter would go on to found Valiant Comics, Defiant and Broadway Comics where he was the principal creator of those companies’ characters and universes. He is currently the EIC of Illustrated Media.
J.C. Vaughn is the VP of publishing for Gemstone Publishing and is the creator of a plethora of excellent comics including Zombie-Proof, Vampire, PA, McCandless & Company, Twenty First Century Romances, Dead Inspector, Desperate Fences, the Bill Collector and the comic strip Antiques with many more to come!
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Comic book legend and Pittsburgh native Jim Shooter returns for a rare appearance at the ToonSeum!
The ToonSeum is proud to host “An Evening with Jim Shooter” from 6:00-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. The event with the outspoken and sometimes controversial writer and editor will begin with a 6 p.m. VIP reception at the ToonSeum, followed by an on-stage interview at 7:30 and a Q&A session conducted by Wayne Wise, the ToonSeum’s resident comics historian.
In 1965, at age 13, Shooter began writing “Superboy,” “The Legion of Super-Heroes,” “Superman” and other DC Comics. He holds the record as youngest-ever professional comics writer.
In 1976, he became editor of Marvel’s color comics and plotter/layout artist on the “Amazing Spider-Man” syndicated strip. In 1978, he accepted the position of editor in chief under the condition that he would be allowed to improve things for Marvel’s creators. He introduced royalties – as well as a spectrum of other incentives, such as rights and benefits – and attracted a who’s who of talent. As a result, sales boomed.
Later, Shooter founded VALIANT, DEFIANT and Broadway Comics. He served as editor in chief at each of these and was the principal creator of their characters and universes. He currently is the editor in chief of Illustrated Media, a custom comics company.
Tickets for “An Evening with Jim Shooter” are available at jimshooter.eventbrite.com. The cost is $25 for nonmembers and $20 for ToonSeum members. VIP tickets – which include a reception meet-and-greet, signed comic and admission to “An Evening with Jim Shooter” – are $50 for nonmembers and $40 for ToonSeum members.
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