HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center for the 35th anniversary show!
2017 Guests include:
TAMRA BONVILLAIN | Doom Patrol, Wayward, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
NICK BRADSHAW | Spidey, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy
CHRIS BURNHAM | Nameless, Batman, Officer Downe
ERIC CANETE | New Avengers: Luke Cage, Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man
WES CRAIG | Deadly Class, Blackhand Comics, Guardians of the Galaxy
KELLY SUE DECONNICK | Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel
ULISES FARIÑAS | Judge Dredd, Motro, Star Wars: Where’s the Wookie
MATT FRACTION | Sex Criminals, Casanova, ODY-C, Hawkguy
JOSÉ LUÍS GARCIA-LÓPEZ | Wonder Woman, Batman, Deadman, Twilight, Atari Force
GERHARD | Cerebus, Little Nemo Dream Another Dream, Heavy Metal
MICHAEL GOLDEN | The Nam, Punisher, Micronauts
SANFORD GREENE | Power Man & Iron Fist, Runaways, Rotten Apple, Deadpool
CULLY HAMNER | The Question, Red, Batman
JAMES HARREN | Rumble, BPRD, Abe Sapien
CLAYTON HENRY | Incredible Hercules, Archer and Armstrong, Uncanny X-men, Suicide Squad
GREG HINKLE | Black Clouds, Airboy, The Rattler
KLAUS JANSON | Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Daredevil, Spider-Man
JOËLLE JONES | Lady Killer, Mockingbird, Hellheim
JASON LATOUR | Southern Bastards, Spider-Gwen, Loose Ends, Winter Soldier
MINDY LEE | Bounty
ANDREW MACLEAN | Head Lopper, Apocalyptigirl, Laser Wolf Attack
JIM MAHFOOD | Grrl Scouts, Tank Girl, Visual Funk: the Psychedelic Adult Coloring Book
PAUL MAYBURY | Valhalla Mad, Captain Victory, Dogs of Mars, Aqua Leung
BOB MCLEOD | New Mutants, Spider-Man, Kraven’s Last Hunt
CARY NORD | Conan, X-O Manowar, Eternal Warrior, Mutant X, Daredevil
RAMÓN PÉREZ | Hawkeye, Tale of Sand, Spider-Man
ANDREW ROBINSON | The Fifth Beatle, Dusty Star, Batman, Winter Soldier
RILEY ROSSMO | Hellblazer, Batman, Proof, Green Wake, Rasputin, Cowboy Ninja Viking
JIM RUGG |Street Angel, Supermag, Afrodisiac
TIM SALE | Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Catwoman
MATTEO SCALERA | Black Science, Dead Body Road, Ghosted, Hulk, Avengers
BRIAN STELFREEZE | Black Panther, Day Men, Wednesday Comics, The Ride
TY TEMPLETON | Batman, Bun Toons, American Splendor, Simpsons, MAD
CHRIS VISIONS | Dead Letters, Spider-Gwen, Scarlet Witch, Devils on the Levee
SKOTTIE YOUNG | I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Racoon, Fortunately the Milk, Oz
MIKE ZECK | Secret Wars, Punisher, Captain America
BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!
ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
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Mark Siegel, Jim Rugg, Gareth Hinds, and Farel Dalrymple appear at Politics & Prose on Sunday September 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM for a graphic novel panel!
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
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Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli, Chris Pitzer, and Andrew Neal appear at Chapel Hill Comics on Saturday, July 12, from 6pm until 9pm!
Chapel Hill Comics
316 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Via Toucan Blog:
First 20 Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!
Comic-Con International features one of the most diverse guest lists of any convention. The first wave of guests for 2014 includes creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, comic strips, animation, and science fiction and fantasy books. Confirmed for Comic-Con International 2014 are these special guests:
Brian Crane, cartoonist, Pickles
Eleanor Davis, cartoonist/illustrator, Stinky, How to Be Happy
Jane Espenson, writer/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Husbands
Raymond E. Feist, author, Riftwar Saga
Drew Friedman, illustrator, RAW, Old Jewish Comedians, Heroes of the Comic Books
Michael T. Gilbert, writer/artist, Mr. Monster
Willie Ito, animator/cartoonist, Disney, WB, Hanna-Barbera
Caitlin R. Kiernan, author, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, Alabaster: Wolves
Lucy Knisley, writer/artist, Relish, French Milk
Graham Nolan, artist, Detective Comics, The Phantom, Joe Frankenstein
Jimmy Palmiotti, writer, All-Star Western, Painkiller Jane
Benoît Peeters, writer, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl
Don Rosa, cartoonist, Uncle $crooge, Donald Duck
Jim Rugg, artist/illustrator, Supermag, Afrodisiac
François Schuiten, artist, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl
Scott Snyder, writer, Batman, Superman Unchained
Fiona Staples, artist, Saga
Gene Luen Yang, writer/artist, Boxers & Saints, American Born Chinese
For more info on these special guests for Comic-Con International 2014, please click here.
More guests will be announced soon … check back for details!
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Jim Rugg signs at Beach Ball Comics from 5:00 till 7:00 pm on Wednesday May 29, 2013!! The artist responsible for AFRODISIAC and the incredible Michonne Ghost Variant cover on The Walking Dead #101 will be making his way out here from Pittsburgh to launch his very own SUPERMAG at Beach Ball Comics!
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
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This event includes three panels and three presentations by local, national and international comics artists. Topics include self-publishing versus small press and large publishers, gender roles and comics, graphic novels versus panel comics, and more.
Saturday, April 20, 2013 – 10:00am until 5:00pm
Program participants are Andy Scott, Nate McDonough, Lizzee Solomon, Paulette Poullet, Ramsey Beyer, John Porcellino, Bill Boichel from Copacetic Comics, Rachel Masilamani, Jim Rugg, Ed Piskor, Frank Santoro, Dash Shaw, French comics artist Boulet, Joan Reilly from The Big Feminist But, and Caitlin McGurk from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Event fee: Free
Sponsor: The event is sponsored by the Sprout Fund.
Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Jim Rugg opens an exhibit of artwork at the Toonseum on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:00pm.
Order tickets via Eventbrite.
This #*?! Isn’t Very Funny: Recent comics and drawings by Jim Rugg
The ToonSeum is delighted to present This #*?! Isn’t Very Funny an exhibition of art by comic book artist Jim Rugg.
Self-taught as a cartoonist, the comic and cartoon arts were instrumental in his development. Jims early influences are as wide and varied as his style. Ranging from R. Crumb to Looney Tunes!
His own work reflects that diversity in his ability to transition between a variety of styles and techniques with creative and inspired results.
Jim considers comics a vital artform and has been a proponent of introducing the comic medium to new audiences. His contributions to the vitality of the comic scene has included mini-comics, self-publishing, as well as creator-owned work with independent publishers such as SLG, Image Comics, and Adhouse Books. He has also created work for corporate comic book publishers such as Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. He has created comics-influenced illustrations for a wide variety of clients including Vh1, Circus, New York magazine, Converse, McSweeneys, Capcom, and Smirnoff.
His comics have been translated into four different languages worldwide.
This #*?! Isn’t Very Funny features Jims well-known work on Street Angel and Afrodisiac as well new and seldom seen pieces. This is Jims first solo exhibition and a first for the ToonSeum as well, as the exhibition reflects the more adult sensibilities of the comic world and parental discretion is advised.
“Jim is a remarkable artist and his work possesses a quality of loving satire that seems to pay tribute and poke fun at the same time. He is one of the most creative artists I know. We didnt want to limit that creativity in any way’, said ToonSeum, Executive Director Joe Wos. So what you see on the walls is uncensored unfiltered artistic brilliance at its best.
This #*?! Isn’t Very Funny will run at the ToonSeum from March 29th-May 6th.
An Opening reception with the artist will take place on March 29th from 7pm-9:30pm.
945 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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TR!CKSTER and The Criterion Collection have joined forces to curate a one-night-only celebration of the works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa on Friday, July 22, 2011. Cited as an inspiration to generations of storytellers, Kurosawa’s films resonate with a singular clarity of vision, and his images last in our minds long after the last frame has played.
This intimate show will feature original pieces by artists from the worlds of comics, animation, and illustration, including: Mike Allred, Scott C., Josh Cochran, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Goodin, Victor Kerlow, Ted Mathot, Scott Morse, Sho Murase, Bill Presing, Jim Rugg, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Connor Willumsen. Though the gallery show will be free to enter and enjoy for the general public, all proceeds from sales of these works will be donated to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.
This is a special engagement gallery event, existing for one night only, with all proceeds to benefit the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.
(art by Scott Morse. This piece will not be featured in the exhibition)
On March 4th, Jim Rugg talks about his experience in comics at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit as part of their annual Comic Jam (presented by MOCAD and Green Brain Comics)!
The Comic Jam begins at 4:00, and my talk begins at 7:00. Both the talk and jam are FREE and ALL AGES.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
The 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con Announces More Publishers, Guests!
Baltimore, Maryland – March 19, 2010 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce the most recent set of publishers and guests for the 2010 convention. This August, we will welcome Dark Horse Comics, IDW, and Top Shelf Comix to Baltimore, joining already-announced publishers Image Comics, Boom! Studios, and Top Cow Productions.
Additionally, come and meet new and returning guests Tom Brevoort (Executive Editor, Marvel Comics), Bernard Chang (Prince of Persia), Sean Chen (Nova), Mark Chiarello (Editor, DC Comics), Mike Choi (X-Force), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Francesco Francavilla (The Green Hornet: Year One), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), Greg Horn (Green Lantern), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Denis Kitchen (Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Barry Kitson (Iron Man 2 Prequel), Greg LaRocque (The Exiled), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Mike McKone (Avengers Academy), Bob McLeod (New Mutants Forever), Mark Morales (Siege), Chris Moreno (Toy Story), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Lauren Perry (Blank-ees), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Extinction), Chris Pitzer (Publisher, Adhouse Books), Paul Pope (Wednesday Comics), Jack Purcell (Gotham City Sirens), Mike Raicht (The Stuff of Legend), Tom Raney (Black Widow: Deadly Origin), Chris Roberson (I, Zombi), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes), Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac), Tim Sale courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America White), Ian Sattler (Editor, DC Comics), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship), Bob Schreck (Jurassic Park), Jim Shooter (Magnus, Robot Fighter), Andy Smith (WildC.A.T.S.), John K. Snyder III (The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding), Allison Sohn (Star Wars sketchcard artist), Billy Tan (Shadowland), Ben Templesmith sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics (Choker), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Dexter Vines (Ultimate Avengers), Neil Vokes (Superman Adventures), Matt Wagner (The Green Hornet: Year One), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), and Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love).
“Our guest list is really picking up momentum now,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re happy to be adding guests from past years and welcoming new ones this year too. We are especially proud to welcome new guests Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Jonathan Hickman this year, since we know that they will fit in with our great group of returning guests. If you are a comic book fan, you will want to be in Baltimore in August! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to welcome the Adhouse, Dark Horse, IDW, and Top Shelf crews back, and look forward to hearing what all of their latest and greatest projects will be.”
Guests previously announced include: Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragones (Groo), Ivan Brandon (Nemesis: The Imposters), Jim Calafiore (Secret Six), Eric Canete (New Avengers: Luke Cage), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss), Cliff Chiang (Greendale), Frank Cho (Ultimate Comics New Ultimates), Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Dan DiDio (The Outsiders, Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Al Feldstein (MAD Magazine), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Michael Golden (Marvel 1602: Spider-Man), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Dean Haspiel (ACT-I-VATE), Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics), J.G. Jones (DC Universe Legacies), Rich Koslowski (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs), Laura Martin (Girl Comics), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Terry Moore (Echo, SiP), Phil Noto (Avengers: The Origin), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Eric Powell (The Goon), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Stephane Roux (Zatanna), Louise Simonson (X-Factor Forever), Walter Simonson (Thor), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (The Authority: The Lost Year), Karl Story (Zatanna), Mark Texeira (X-Men: Origins), Billy Tucci (Shi), Doug Wagner (World of Warcraft: Horde), Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Editor-in-Chief, Boom! Studios), Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans), and John Workman (Heavy Metal).
In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/baltimorecomics), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/baltimorecomiccon), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/baltimorecomics), and ComicSpace (http://www.comicspace.com/baltimorecomicon) pages.
This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28th.
Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:
email@example.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
firstname.lastname@example.org – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
email@example.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
firstname.lastname@example.org – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
email@example.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 11th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.
About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 5 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.