This is an All Ages Event that’ll be worth skipping soccer games, dance recitals, and Saturday morning cartoons. There’s a pretty good chance it will also go down in Greensboro history. For realsies!
We’re happy to have our buddy Chris Giarrusso (G-Man, Mini Marvels) return for a special release of the first ever Acme Comics exclusive variant, complete with 100% original cover art! Stay tuned for an advanced unveiling of the art over the next couple of weeks and months!
We’re also delighted to play host for the X-Babies #1 Release Party with writer Gregg Schigiel (Pix, SpongeBob Squarepants), who also serves as Stephen’s partner-in-crime on the RE: Comics! column here on Acme Comics.com, and Eisner award-nominated artist Jacob Chabot (The Mighty Skullboy Army, Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular)!
Rounding things out are Eisner award-winner Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Patrick the Wolf Boy) and writer of one of the hottest independent sensations on the shelves today Brian Smith (Stuff of Legend, the Basics)!
Think we’re done? Gregg, Jacob, Brian, and Art ALL have back-up stories in the G-Man Cape Crisis mini series!
Acme Comics, 2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
Jim Hanley’s Universe celebrates the return of the X-Babies, Wednesday, October 7!
Join Gregg Schigiel and our old friend Jacob Chabot as they sign copies of their new all ages book, X-Babies #1 on Wednesday, October 7! The X-Babies make their triumphant return in this book for all ages, so bring the kids to our Manhattan location beginning at 6:00pm!
Exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe – Where Art and Literature Meet!
Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Mid-Ohio-Con Announces Media Guests for October 3-4, 2009 Show
James Kyson Lee (Heroes) and Ray Park (Star Wars, G.I. Joe) will Headline Mid-0hio-Con 2009 as Special Media Guests
Lee and Park Join an Outstanding Roster of Comic Creators as Guests at the 29th Annual Mid-Ohio-Con
Registration is Now Open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths and Tables in Creators’ Common
July 29, 2009 – Columbus, Ohio
Mid-Ohio-Con today announced that Ray Park and James Kyson Lee will headline Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 as special media guests. Park is best known as Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and he will star in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra opening on August 7th. James Kyson Lee is best known for his starring role as Ando Masahashi in Heroes, which will return to NBC for its 4th season this fall.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have these two superstars on board for our 2009 show,” said James Henry, Managing Director of Mid-Ohio-Con. “Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 was acclaimed as one of the best events in Mid-Ohio-Con’s long history and we’re going to recreate last year’s magic with a who’s who of the leading names from the worlds of comic books, gaming, film, and television at this year’s show.”
The fast-growing guest list for 2009 also features guests of honor Bernie Wrightson and Michael Golden along with Art Baltazar, Jacob Chabot, Ron Frenz, Gary Friedrich, Bryan J.L. Glass, Fred Hembeck, Tony Isabella, Joe Jusko, Barry Kitson, Scott Kolins, David Mack, Sean McKeever, Todd Nauck, Josef Rubinstein, Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse, Mark Sumerak, Mark Texeira, Herb Trimpe, Renee Witterstaetter, Marv Wolfman and many more.
Registration is now open for Exhibitor Booths, Indie Publisher Booths, and Creators’ Common Tables. The show floor in Exhibition Hall E at the Greater Columbus Convention Center will accommodate nearly 200 Exhibitor Booths for retailers, publishers, manufacturers, and service providers, and 100 Creators’ Common tables for artists, writers, actors, and other guests.
Please visit the new Mid-Ohio-Con web site at midohiocon.com for further information and regular updates on Mid-Ohio-Con 2009. The new site is the primary source for all things related to this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con, including details on featured guests, registration forms, and information about show dates, venue, and other key areas of interest for attendees, exhibitors, and guests.
Now entering its 29th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America’s longest-running and most successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2009 will be held on October 3-4 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mid-Ohio-Con can be found online at midohiocon.com as well as on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
Name: Chris Giarrusso, Eric Wight, Jacob Chabot, Misako Rocks, Andres Vera Martinez
Date(s): May 20, 2009
Description: WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th, Jim Hanley’s welcome CHRIS GIARRUSSO for the new G-MAN collection from Image Comics. Joining him will be ERIC WIGHT (Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom), JACOB CHABOT (Mighty Skullboy Army), ANDRES VERA MARTINEZ (BTWF: Babe Ruth), and MISAKO ROCKS (Biker Girl)!
The time is 6:00 to 8:00, so keep the kids out on a school night! (They’ll think you’re cool!) This one is for the kids, so bring them in! Actually, this is an ALL-AGES signing!
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St., NYC
(Opposite the Empire State Building)
Location: Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd St, New York, NY