Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention Returns in 2014 with Tribute to Joe Kubert

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Press Release:

The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. The auction will be happening at 2:30PM in the cafeteria.

We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.

This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Here is our guest list with many more comic creators to join the list:
Walt Simonson
Joe Staton
Herb Trimpe
Tom Palmer
Jack C. Harris
Bob Wiacek
Trevor Von Eeden
Steve Mannion
John Workman
Doug Baron
Mike Lilly
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Pinaha
Paul Bonono
Rick Man
Glen Whitmore
Janet Hamlin
Rudy Nebres
James Sherman
Dave Bullock
Eric Battle
Joe Giella (tent.)
Dennis Colero (tent.)
Elaine Lee

And many more to come…

Many of our guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and most exciting comic-con around. You will have unheard of access to comic creators with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator is at The Hawthorne Convention you can be sure they love comics and they love meeting fans!
Here is all the important information you need:

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
10AM-4PM
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

Google or Mapquest the directions, we are easy to get to by car or train. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station.

Wonderful food is available within walking distance in downtown Hawthorne, just three blocks away so you can stay the whole day.

For more info contact Allan Rosenberg at: arosenberg@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

Jersey Shore Comic Book Show (November 2013)

Jersey Shore

Convention Name
Jersey Shore Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://jerseyshorecomicbookshow.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/03/2013
About This Convention
We are proud to present another show at the Jersey Shore on Sunday, November 3,2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Forked River, NJ. from 10 am to 4pm. We promise you that this show will be a most “Spooktacular” event! We decided to make Halloween last just a little bit longer and will be holding a Costume Contest with some great prizes at our show! We also have some really GREAT guests lined up as well.
Admission is FREE and there will be some great door prizes and show ca$h for lucky winners thru-out the day.
We have tables available for dealers and artists who wish to do the show. Tables are 6ft and going for $55. SAVE $$ by reserving early and paying before October 10, 2013..call 609 242-7756 for information regarding how you can SAVE $$ reserving and paying early.
Venue Name and Address
Knights of Columbus Hall
15 East Lacey Road
Forked River, New Jersey 08731
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
40
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jack C. Harris, Neil Vokes, James Fry III, Howard Bender, David Hardy, “The Janimal” Jan Marc Quisumbing, writer/editor Paul Castiglia