CAPS Launches Stan & Sharon Sakai Benefit Auction on March 6th

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**UPDATE** Auctions begin TODAY on eBay starting at 5PM PST/8PM EST at the link!!

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CAPS TO LAUNCH ART AUCTION FEATURING ORIGINAL WORKS BY MATT GROENING, JACK DAVIS, MIKE MIGNOLA, J. SCOTT CAMPBELL, ADAM HUGHES AND HUNDREDS MORE TO BENEFIT FELLOW CARTOONIST STAN SAKAI AND FAMILY

On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Southern California’s CAPS, the Comic Art Professional Society, will launch an ongoing series of eBay auctions of original comic art. Its goal is to raise funds for medical care for Sharon Sakai, the wife of respected cartoonist and longtime CAPS member Stan Sakai, creator of the samurai rabbit USAGI YOJIMBO. Sharon has been battling a debilitating brain tumor for some time; after an extended hospital stay and convalescence, she is currently at home, but her condition requires 24-hour care and medicine that costs more than the Sakai’s insurance covers. 100% of the proceeds of these auctions will go directly to Stan and Sharon Sakai to help pay their ongoing medical expenses.

Known for his exquisite work with female characters, J. Scott Campbell created this wonderful ink drawing to benefit Sharon & Stan Sakai in the CAPS auction.

Known for his exquisite work with female characters, J. Scott Campbell created this wonderful ink drawing to benefit Sharon & Stan Sakai in the CAPS auction.

The CAPS auctions will be conducted through eBay.com beginning on Thursday, March 6, with a new set of auctions every following Thursday. Each auction, sold under the seller name of “CAPSauction”, will be ten days in length with twenty to forty items in each set of auctions. The donations of original artwork and collectibles (including newly created art unique to this event, vintage comic book pages, comic strips, illustrations, animation art, limited edition statues, and IDW Artist’s editions books) number over three hundred with new items arriving every day.

Contributors include: Adam Hughes, Alex Maleev, Arthur Adams, Batton Lash, Eric Powell, Jan Duursema, Jerry Ordway, Jordi Bernet, Matt Groening, Michael Allred, Mike Mignola, Paul Gulacy, Sanjuliàn, Scott Shaw!, Jim Steranko, Tim Sale, William Stout, Bill Sienkiewicz, Cameron Stewart, Dan Brereton, Daniel Parsons, Dave Gibbons, Dean Yeagle, Doug Sneyd, Dustin Nguyen, Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez, Sergio Aragonés, Fabio Moon, Francisco Francavilla, Gene Ha, Geof Darrow, Gilbert Hernandez, Jack Davis, James O’Barr, Kevin Eastman, Jeff Lemire, Jeff Smith, Kazu Kibuishi, Liam Sharp, Tom Richmond, Michael Jantze, Olivia, Oscar Martin, Paul Chadwick, Richard Corben, Tom Mandrake, Walter Simonson, Charles Vess, Dan Spiegle, J. Scott Campbell and many more.

Many of the pieces featuring Usagi Yojimbo will appear in a new oversized hardcover book from Dark Horse, THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO, which will be released on July 23, 2014. All proceeds from this book will go to Stan and Sharon Sakai. Much of the custom Usagi Yojimbo art created for this book will also be sold as a part of CAPS’ online auctions.

These fund-raising auctions will be promoted through ComicArtFans.com, and the CAPS – COMIC ART PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY Facebook page where you will be able to see updated information such as when certain pieces will be auctioned.

Comic-Con International Announces 3rd Wave of Special Guests for SDCC 2014

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SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 3 IS HERE!

20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!

Comic-Con International introduces 20 more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This brings our 2014 list to 60 amazing guests! This third wave of guests for 2014 includes a pair of bona fide comics legends, creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, and comic strips, plus one of the most popular Young Adult series authors. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!

SDCC guests

Neal Adams, artist, Batman, X-Men, Ms Mystic

Sergio Aragonés, cartoonist, Groo, MAD, Sergio Aragonés Funnies

Ray Billingsley, cartoonist, Curtis

Greg Capullo, artist, Batman, Spawn

Mark Evanier, writer/producer, Garfield; Kirby: King of Comics

Athena Finger, granddaughter of Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman

Kelley Jones, artist, Batman, Deadman

Michael Lark, artist, Daredevil, Gotham Central, Lazarus

Jae Lee, artist, Batman/Superman, The Inhumans

Mike Mignola, creator/writer/artist, Hellboy

SDCC Guests

Bryan Lee O’Malley, writer/artist, Scott Pilgrim series, Seconds

Rina Piccolo, cartoonist, Tina’s Groove, Six Chix

Joe Quesada, chief creative officer, Marvel Entertainment

Veronica Roth, author, Divergent series

Scott Shaw!, artist, Captain Carrot; comics historian, Oddball Comics

Dan Slott, writer, Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man

Brian Stelfreeze, artist, Shadow of the Bat, Daymen

Jim Steranko, writer/artist, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America

Brian K. Vaughan, writer, Y, The Last Man, Saga; executive producer, Under the Dome

G. Willow Wilson, writer, Ms. Marvel, Air, Alif the Unseen

- See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/toucan/20-more-guests-announced-comic-con-international-2014-0#sthash.N30SGPp9.dpuf

Hero Initiative Schedule for NYCC 2013

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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.

Lexington Comic and Toy Convention (March 2014)

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Convention Name
Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.lexingtoncomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/14/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
03/16/2014
About This Convention
Geekin’ it up in Lexington again on March 14th – 16th, 2014!

Nearly 10,000 completely awesome attendees partied with us in 2013 – We hope you will join the crowd in 2014!
Comics – Toys – Magazines – Gaming – Horror – Anime – Movies – Art – Music – and More!!

Tickets go on sale October 15th! Booth space is on sale now!!

Venue Name and Address
Lexington Convention Center – Heritage Hall
430 West Vine ST
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
15000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols, Jim Steranko, Bob McLeod, Allen Bellman, Marina Sirtis, Melissa McBride, Doug Sneyd, Jason David Frank, Lindsay Wagner, David Yost, MANY MORE

The Dallas Comic Con Returns in May 2013 with Guests from Comics and Film

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The Dallas Comic Con adds exciting guests from comics & film for their May 17-19 show!

This May 17-19, the Dallas Comic Con returns to the Irving Convention Center with an already-impressive lineup of guests from the world of comic books and pop culture film & television. Several announcements have been made on almost a daily basis via the show’s official Facebook page, and (as of this writing) tickets are about to go on sale for online customers through the show’s official website. The 2011 edition of the DCC was the first to be held in the Irving Convention Center, which at the time was just completed. The 12,000 fans that showed up made the event a success, but in May of 2012 that attendance number nearly doubled, making Dallas Comic Con a convention to take note of in the Southwest.

Event Manager Mark Walters stated, “The growth of our event was incredible, and we’re thinking the 2012 show, which incidentally fell on our 10th Anniversary, was a major stepping stone for us. This year we’re limiting tickets to deal with potential crowd issues, so we’re encouraging fans to buy their passes early and not miss out on the fun. Also new for 2013 is the 3-day aspect, something that should become the norm going forward. We’re giving the fans and extra day to do all the shopping they want and meet their industry heroes. We pride ourselves on being an accessible event for all ages, and this year’s show is already shaping up nicely.”

The guest list started off with some cool names from both the media and comic book industry. Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, will be appearing on Saturday at the event, and Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti make a welcome return to the Dallas area signing all three days. Other recent comic book guest additions include the legendary Jim Steranko (who designed Indiana Jones), Len Wein (co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing), Dave Johnson (cover artist of Punisher and Deadpool), Andrew Robinson (cover artist of Detective Comics and Starman), Eric Canete (artist of Superboy and New Avengers: Luke Cage), Doug Sneyd (legendary Playboy artist), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Mark Brooks (Uncanny Avengers), Phil Noto (Batgirl and Buffy), and John Lucas (Exterminators and Uncanny X-Force). Recent media guest additions include Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Natasha Henstridge (Species), Brent Spiner (Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation), LeVar Burton (Geordi on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters and The Crow), John Noble (Fringe), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), and Jason David Frank and Catherine Sutherland (both from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)… but the guest list is by no means done. The event runs three days and features a fun, family atmosphere. There will be multiple floors filled with activities and Q&A panels all weekend.

You can find more information at the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/DallasComicCon or the official show website http://dallascomiccon.com

Stan Lee Guest of Honor for Mike Carbo’s March 2012 New York Comic Book Marketplace

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Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10AM – 7PM

Early VIP Admission 9AM-10AM

Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, NYC

www.NYCBM.com

Just in time to thaw out New York City and welcome Spring, Mike Carbo will be having his Annual One Day Comic Book Show to warm the hearts of all comic loving fans!

The Legendary Stan Lee will be our Guest of Honor! He is the man that helped define and revolutionize the comic book industry. Stan Lee is known for co-creating Spiderman, Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Thor and many other iconic characters in the comic book world.

Come and meet some of your favorite artists and comic book legends such as Joe Sinnott, Dick Ayers, Jim Steranko, Irwin Hasen, Mark Royer, Arthur Suydam, Bob McLeod, Rich Buckler and many more. Discover up and coming new artists and independent publishers. All of the artists are happy to meet and greet comic book lovers, sign autographs, and many will even draw sketches of their favorite characters. Ethan Philips who portrayed Neelix on Star Trek Voyager will also be in attendance signing autographs and greeting fans.

Over 100 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss!  The Penn Plaza Pavilion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., in the historic Hotel Pennsylvania.

Bring your children and help introduce a whole new generation to the fun filled, awe inspiring world of comics.

INFORMATION: Contact Mike Carbonaro 201-892-1212mikecarbo@gmail.com

Jim Steranko Headlines 2-Day Tampa Bay Comic Con in March 2012

January 25, 2012 by  
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Tampa Bay Comic Con Gets Better Than Ever

January 25th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return in March with greater grandeur than ever before with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience a Tampa Bay Comic Con that offers more activities and special events than ever before, such as artist panels and after-hours events with convention guest creators and celebrities.

At the forefront of the convention additions will be an all-new, full-scale, video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series! For the first time, attendees will be able to go head-to-head with other attendees in games such as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Halo Reach”, “Soul Calibur 5” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”.

The buzz and palpable excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s success and expansion is perhaps only matched with their announced “guest of honor”: Jim Steranko. As an artist for many Stan Lee written comic book stories during the “Silver Age” of comic books (primarily Captain America, Nick Fury and X-Men), Steranko played an integral role in “modernizing” the genre to meet the changing and maturing tastes of readers during the turbulent late 1960s. Steranko single-handedly revolutionized the comic book industry when he employed artistic techniques never seen before in comics such as “op-art” (optical effects), “pop art” and surrealism.

As another event open to attendees, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make available a small amount of tickets to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the posh and quintessential Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, world-class meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or through its eBay partner, “AstonishingComicsFL” ( http://stores.ebay.com/Astonishing-Comics-of-Florida)This event is by early reservation or invitation only.

Other Tampa Bay Comic Con guests will include: Mike Grell who is a legendary artist widely known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Warlord” and “Green Arrow”. Mark Ryan, an actor and writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” and writer of “The Pilgrim”. Mike Mayhew, a highly acclaimed artist known for his extremely precise and photo-realistic art style. Pablo Marcos, a Peruvian-born comic book artist admired for his widespread work for Marvel Comics, perhaps best known for his work in titles such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Vampirella”. Mike Perkins, who’s more recent work, includes “Captain America” and Stephen Kings, “The Stand”. J. David Spurlock, artist, author and founder of Vanguard Productions.

Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and free for children (12 and under). Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:

4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
http://www.TampaBayComicCon.com

Steranko, Linsner, and Horn Added to Fan Days October 2011 Event

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Jim Steranko, Joe Linsner, Greg Horn and more added to FAN DAYS
October 8-9, 2011

Hot off the heels of the highly successful Dallas Comic Con this past May, the same promoters have assembled another impressive guest list for the October 8-9 event called FAN DAYS.

Comic book legend Jim Steranko will make a rare appearance at the event, his first visit to the Dallas area in almost two decades.  Steranko is praised by comic book fans and creators for his surrealistic style incorporated in the Silver and Bronze Age with Marvel flagship characters like Nick Fury and Captain America.  He would later enter the publishing field with movie magazines like Prevue, and even designed characters and concepts for major films like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (yes, Jim designed Indiana Jones) and Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA.  This is a rare opportunity for fans to meet the groundbreaking creator in person.  He’s been added along with recent comic book creators Joe Linsner (creator and artist of DAWN) and Greg Horn (Marvel cover artist).

Other guests for the multi-faceted event already include media names like Billy Dee Williams (STAR WARS), George Takei (STAR TREK), Julie Benz (DEXTER), and Jaime King (SIN CITY), along with comic creators like Herb Trimpe, Michael Golden, Dave Dorman, Terry Moore, James O’Barr, Kerry Gammill and more.

FAN DAYS Event Manager Mark Walters was quoted to say “The Dallas Comic Con earlier this year was a way of getting our feet wet with the brand new Irving Convention Center, but Fan Days is going to be a somewhat definitively diverse event for the fan community – offering a wider selection of guests and events during and after the show, this will be one of the most incredible fan functions the DFW area has ever seen.”

All guests are attending both days (unless otherwise noted on the website), and some guests do charge fees for autographs. General Admission, Priority and VIP admission passes will be available.  For all the latest info check out http://fandays.com

Dark Horse Says This is the Only Panel You Need to See at SDCC 2011

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS: THE SDCC 2011 PANEL

THE ONLY PANEL YOU NEED TO SEE!

July 13, MILWAUKIE, OR—At 2 p.m., Friday, July 22, stop by room 25ABC for a powerhouse panel featuring the creative minds behind Dark Horse Presents!

As Dark Horse celebrates its twenty-fifth year of publishing, we are proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthology Dark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry’s top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more!

Join us for a look at what makes this book so important to the comics medium with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, as well as a cast of top talent past and present, including . . .

Jim Steranko (Red Tide)

Eric Powell (The Goon)

Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)

Sanford Greene (Deadpool)

And more!

Attendees can expect a fun and interactive experience, as well as live drawing, Q&A teasers, and more! Also, panel attendees will receive a Dave Gibbons minicomic exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con!

Friday, July 22, at 2 p.m. Room 25ABC. Be there.

 

About Dark Horse Comics

Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star WarsIndiana Jones, Buffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConanEmily the Strange, Tim Burton, TrigunSerenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics material.

 

NYC – Drawing the Line

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Joe Quesada, Walt Simonson, Jim Steranko, and Dennis Caleroappear on May 11, 2011 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  

Join Joe Quesada (Daredevil, Ash), Walt Simonson (Thor, Starslammers) and Jim Steranko (Nick Fury, Chandler) as they discuss the art of drawing as it pertains to sequential storytelling.  Moderated by artist Dennis Calero.
 
TICKETS $15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065

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