Connecticut ComiCONN adds more Comic Legends to 3 Day Event!
Connecticut ComiCONN celebrates its 5th annual event with a move to the Webster Bank Arena and expands to a 3-Day event!
To meet the demands of its’ ever-growing fan base, Connecticut ComiCONN (a.k.a. ComiCONN) has moved to a larger venue and added additional days to its con to be held August 15-17 at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, CT.
ComiCONN has been providing fans of comic books, collectibles and cosplay an event to come out and celebrate their passion for years and is the Nutmeg State’s largest event of its kind. “ComiCONN has always been called “a show for the fans by the fans”, said ComiCONN organizer, Mitch Hallock, “For that reason we are assembling three days saluting the glory of comics with some of their greatest creators”.
This year’s confirmed guests for the show include: George Perez, David Finch, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez, Klaus Janson, Neal Adams, Denny O’Neil, Keith Giffen, Bob Layton, Lee Weeks, Franco, Howard Porter, Jerry Ordway, J.M. DeMatteis, Chris Giarrusso, Ann Nocenti, Rich Buckler, Frank McLaughlin, Paul Kupperberg, Tom Raney, Scott Hanna, Arthur Suydam, Howard Mackie, Ryder Windham, Bob Wiacek, Mark McKenna, Jamal Igle, Billy Tucci, Adam Wallentta, Todd Dezago, Jack Purcell, Melissa Benson, Bob Camp, Jim Salicrup, Danny Fingeroth and more. In addition to comic writers and artists, pop culture fans will be able to meet actors
As usual ComiCONN offers fans a shopping mecca for modern and vintage comic books, toys, movie props and memorabilia, artwork and gaming supplies. ComiCONN will also host panels, live music, costume and trivia contests for kids and adults and a whole lot more. Interested exhibitors can visit the website and learn on how to obtain spaces for this year’s giant-sized ComiCONN!
Molly is the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl and protector of the city of Coopersville. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale for $19.99, with 25% of the proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative. The party, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, Strathmore and Artograph, runs from 9 p.m ’til midnight, and writer/artist Jamal Igle will be on hand to sign copies! Another great way to spend your con weekend and help raise money for Hero!
JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
Hero Initiative is traveling to the Big Apple to attend New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, October 10th-13th. Hero has a whole lot going on throughout the city to raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.
Anchoring our booth throughout the weekend is artist Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead). Charlie is journeying all the way from the UK to herald the release of The Walking Dead 100 Project. Make sure you get to the Hero Initiative booth, #1759, to get your copy and signature from Charlie!
In addition, Hero is the ONLY place to find the legendary Golden Age Superman artist Al Plastino. Make sure you come by from 1-7 p.m. on Friday ONLY to meet the man himself!
Hero Initiative is working after hours both Friday and Saturday nights so YOU can party! On Friday October 11th, Image Comics and Multiversity Comics team up to bring you THE BIG NYCC Party to help raise money for Hero Initiative. A $10 cover gets you in to The Houndstooth Pub located on 8th Ave. between 36th and 37th, just a three-block walk from the Javits Center. Be there starting at 8 p.m. to party with some great Image Comics talent! And everyone through the door is automatically entered into a raffle to win a copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2013!
On Saturday October 12th, get to JHU Comics at 32 East 32nd St. for the launch party for Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger, Book One! Molly is the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl and protector of the city of Coopersville. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale for $19.99, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Hero Initiative. The party, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, Strathmore and Artograph, runs from 9 p.m ’til midnight, and writer/artist Jamal Igle will be on hand to sign copies! Another great way to spend your con weekend and help raise money for Hero!
Back at the convention center, hit the Titan Books booth anytime after noon Saturday to get your “Frogs” print signed and numbered by legendary artist Jim Steranko! Jim will sign and number 100 prints for Hero, available at $20 each, only at the Titan booth, #2142.
All weekend long, make sure you swing by The Artist’s Choice, booth #N107 at the entrance to Artist’s Alley. A great variety of artists will be signing all weekend for donations to Hero Initiative. Artists include Chris Batista, Colleen Doran, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Ron Garney, Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Bob Layton, Steve McNiven, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, John Romita Jr., Josef Rubinstein, Tom Smith, John Stanisci, and Dan Green. Please see The Artist’s Choice for specific dates and times.
And ALSO make sure you hit Splash Page Comic Art, booth #2405. They’ll be hosting signings all weekend with donations going to Hero Initiative. Artists include: Charlie Adlard, Lee Bermejo, Ken Kristensen, Michael Lark, M.K. Perker, Goran Sudzuka, and Joe Quinones. Please swing by the Splash Page Comic Art booth for specific dates and times.
Hero Initiative’s talent schedule for booth #1759 is:
THURSDAY, OCT. 10 (3:00-9:00 PM)
3:30-4:30: Charlie Adlard
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)
11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard
11:00-12:30: Jerry Ordway
1:00-7:00: Al Plastino
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)
1:00-2:30: Charlie Adlard
3:00-4:00: John Arcudi + James Harren
SUNDAY, OCT. 13 (10:00AM-5:00 PM)
11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Join us this tuesday for another incredibly super night of COMIC BOOK CLUB LIVE at Fontana’s! First show of the month after an awesome weekend of Iron Man 3, Free Comic Book Day, and Cinco De Mayo! This week we will be joined by Molly Danger comic artist Jamal Igle… As well as free comics, prizes and the week in geek!
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Jamal Igle and Elio sign at Challengers Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Artist Jamal Igle appears for a Dare2Draw lecture and Q & A at the Society of Illustrators on Wednesday, March 21, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm! Jamal will share his thoughts about his successful Kickstarter campaign and all the work involved in making it happen. Special guest Steven Zelin will discuss Kickstarter through the eyes of a CPA. He’ll also share some tips about artists filing taxes, a very popular topic this time of year!
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
Last month writer Peter David suffered a debilitating stroke while vactioning with his family. His friend and Fallen Angel artist J.K. Woodward has started up a benefit art auction featuring characters that David has created or worked on such as the Hulk, X-Factor, Supergirl, Young Justice, and more. Artists including Pablo Raimondi, Jamal Igle, Joe Corroney, Valentine De Landro, Steve Bryant, Emanuela Lupacchino, Paul Davidson, and more have contributed pieces already. The auction is set to run mid-February. If you would like to contribute art or make a direct donation, more information can be found at the link.
Illustration by JK Woodward.
Comic Fusion hosts Jim Calafiore, Jamal Igle, Charles Paul Wilson III, and more this weekend!
Welcome to SuperHero Weekend! Join us October 6th-7th, 2012!! We are having a charity auction and other fun activities to benefit SAFE in Hunterdon! The event will take place between 11am – 5pm each day, with various events happening throughout the day! Planned events include:
Super Hero Dog Costume Contest at Barkley’s Gourmet Marketplace! Sunday 1PM $5 Entry Donation!
(Dress your dog as your favorite Super Hero or any costume and enter!)
Jewelry Making for Kids at Sage!
Super Hero Candy from The Candy Bar!
Grab Gelato at Cocco’s and hang with some of our Artists!
Cupcakes by The Mixing Bowl!
See the kids art contest at Cocco’s and the winner will be announced at 3PM Sunday!
Face Painting by Rebecca!
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and come on out to join the FUN! And help raise money for SAFE in Hunterdon at the same time!
Reasons to attend Super Hero Weekend:
Bid on AWESOME Super Hero drawings by some of the best comic artists out there!
Participate in our SUPERHERO Raffle and WIN great prizes!
Come in COSTUME or as yourself and take pictures with Super Heroes!
Meet many of our WONDERFUL artists, maybe even a few LEGENDS! At COCCO’S GELATO and at COMIC FUSION!
Enter your DOG in a SUPERHERO Dog Contest at BARKLEY’S GOURMET MARKETPLACE!
Learn to CREATE Jewelry with our neighbors at SAGE!
Super Hero Candy from THE CANDY BAR on Main St!
Have FUN and help out a WORTHY CHARITY at the same time!
Artists for Saturday October 6th 11AM-5PM!
- Jamal Igle
- Jim Calafiore
- Tom Schloendorn
- Chris Flick
- Dave Ryan
- Joe Martino
Artists for Sunday October 7thth 11AM-5PM!
- Charles Wilson III
- Ken Haeser
- Buz Hasson
- Chris Flick
- Erica Hesse
- Bill Ellis
Comic Fusion is also raising money for a local domestic violence shelter with an art auction! Details at the link!
42 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Jim Hanley’s Universe hosts two huge events next Wednesday, October 10, 2012!
Signing at our Manhattan Location on October 10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm are a half dozen of the coolest creators in comics right now, including the the team behind DC’s Nightwing, writer Kyle Higgins, artist Eddy Barrows, and colorist Rod Reis; PLUS special guests Amy Reeder (Batwoman, the new Halloween Eve from Image), Trevor McCarthy (Batman: Gates of Gotham), and Brandon Montclare (Halloween Eve).
Then at 7:00pm, Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City is proud to present the Pop Music In Comics Panel Discussion and Signing at the JHU Underground in Manhattan, Wednesday, October 10!
Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate this exclusive panel discussion featuring some of the hottest creators in comics today, discussing their work and the intersection of comics and popular music. Joining us for this lively and unique panel:
-Kieron Gillen (Phonogram, Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, and the upcoming Iron Man)
-Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, IDW’s KISS)
-Avi Spivak (Human Being Lawnmower, Kicksville Confidential)
The event will feature complimentary refreshments from Tompkins Square Bagels, Angry Orchard Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Southampton Brewery. Free food and drink, talking about comics and music, and meeting a ton of great creators – this is pretty awesome. RSVP on Facebook!
Some come on over to JHU Underground at our Manhattan store in the heart of the City for this amazing panel and signing event, Wednesday, October 10 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm! Exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City, For 27 Years and Counting Where Fans and Creators Meet!
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Artist Jamal Igle signs at Manhattan Comics on Wednesday June 13, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm for the debut of the new KISS comic from IDW Publishing! Only 100 copies will be autographed and those purchased that day receive an extra KISS-related goody! Rock ‘N Roll!
10 East 23rd Street, Manhattan, NY 10010