Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, July 9, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives. RSVP here.
Meet great creators: Every year the greatest creators in comics drop in at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Confirmed attendees so far this year include Scott Snyder, Jock, Jeff Lemire, Kieron Gillen, Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, Tim Seeley, Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Jonathan Hickman, Joshua Williamson, and more are expected to drop in over the course of the night.
Get the exclusive goods: The first 200 attendees will receive a free gift bag, with exclusive items from Image Comics, McFarlane Toys, comiXology, and CBLDF. RSVP here.
Smell awesome at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab/Trading Post: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be debuting their Profanities series, with a selection of limited edition Expletives that will only be available at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Proceeds from every sale at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF.
Get first dibs on CBLDF exclusives: CBLDF has been working hard to put together an exclusive assortment for Comic-Con attendees. We have an all-new tote bag featuring art by the terrific Vanesa R. Del Rey (Hit); an embroidered Comic-Con souvenir patch and new CBLDF t-shirt, both designed by Brian Wood (Starve); and the CBLDF-exclusive variant of Star Trek/Green Lantern from IDW Publishing and DC Comics.
Preview the incredible items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con auction: Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, including pieces by Jim Lee, Kelley Jones, Jeff Smith, Matt Kindt, Gilbert Hernandez, J. Scott Campbell, Herb Trimpe, Jeffrey Brown, Greg Ruth, Ray Fawkes, Tyler Crook, and many more.
Get new Neil Gaiman art from Neverwear: Neverwear has an ever-growing line of items based on the works of author Neil Gaiman and is an ardent supporter of CBLDF. Neverwear will support the Fund at the SDCC Welcome Party by premiering “Hope,” a new print by Chris Ridell, along with classic designs by David Mack, Jim Lee, Olivia, and Jouni Koponen. Proceeds from sales at the CBLDF Welcome Party benefit CBLDF.
Come support free speech and experience the best of Comic-Con at the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, Thursday, July 9, at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), from 8:00 – 11:00 PM! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. You can RSVP here.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers—and independent creators as well—comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Los Angeles and Paris.
ABOUT BLACK PHOENIX ALCHEMY LAB
We specialize in formulating body and household blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of magickal, pagan and mythological blends, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, and horror/Gothic-themed scents. By utilizing our knowledge of homeopathy and aromatherapy, the conceptual theories of hermetic alchemy, and the aesthetic artistry of perfumery, we have mastered the art of encapsulating allegorical ideas into singular olfactory experiences. We are the first of our kind, and have over fifteen years of practical experience in the field. Our expertise shows. We pride ourselves on the artistry of our products, and our skill in their creation. All of our products are hand-blended here in our laboratory. Integrity and dedication is vitally important to us, and we do our best to provide the best possible product and slavishly good service to all our clients.
ABOUT COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit www.cbldf.org
The Westgate Hotel
1055 Second Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
Splash Page Comic Art will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International in San Diego coming up in less than a month on July 8-12 at our normal booth #4400. Thus far artists Edgar Salazar and Sina Grace will be setup to sign and to do sketches. We will also have Sina’s writing partner Shaun Steven Struble scheduled for some The L’il Depressed Boy signings! Jock will also be doing a limited signing at the booth at some point during the show. We hope to have schedules as it gets closer to the show.
We are still taking a pre-list signup for Edgar Salazar for SDCC commissions.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE SPECIFIC ART BROUGHT TO THE CON TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’D LIKE TO PURCHASE IT, OR TO BUY IT IN ADVANCE AND HAVE IT DELIVERED, NOW IS THE TIME TO CONTACT US!
Brad Walker – Friday, July 10th: 2 to 6 PM
Jock – Friday, July 10th: Noon to 3PM
Sina Grace & Shaun Steven Struble – Thursday, July 9th: 4 to 6PM and Sunday, July 12th 2 to 4PM
Edgar Salazar will be at the booth most of the show. Check on Thursday to get signed up for a commission. We are also still taking a pre-list signup for him now.
Splash Page Comic Art will take 5 pre-signups for Brad Walker as soon as I have details (hopefully on 6-30-15). Sina will not be sketching. Jock TBD.
Splash Page Comic Art
Artist Jock (The Losers, Scalped, Green Arrow: Year One) appears at Gosh Comics for a signing of the first volume of WYTCHES from Image Comics on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! The will also be an exhibition of original art from the comic.
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Meet artists Jock and Dom Reardon Saturday 13 December 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Gnash Comics, hear them talk about their work from 3:30pm, followed by a Q&A session. There will also be an exhibition of their original comic art!
Mark your calendars, comic collectors and art aficionados; two of the most celebrated British illustrators in the business will be making a personal appearance at GNASH Comics and Graphic Novels on Saturday December 13th.
Dom Reardon is a household name for British industry devotees thanks to a lengthy and renowned run with 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Few things inspire more fear than the rule of Tharg, but Reardon has been responsible for countless sleepless nights for comic book consumers; in addition to a number of renowned Terror Tales, Reardon pencilled and inked the spine-chilling Caballistics, Inc. for over half a decade. Most recently Reardon has worked alongside fellow Brit Rob Williams in The Ten-Seconders and The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael, in addition to providing illustrations for the feature-length graphic adaptation of Anthony Horowitz’s Raven’s Gate.
Jock, meanwhile, has worked within the mythical metropolises of Mega City One, Gotham and Hollywood since making his breakthrough at the turn of the millennium. In addition to eminent work on classic 2000 AD strips, Jock’s distinctive drawings have graced countless covers and interiors for industry titans DC, Vertigo and Marvel – Hellblazer, The Losers, Batman, Swamp Thing, Wolverine and Daredevil are just a handful of the marquee characters pencilled by the illustrious illustrator. Currently scaring up a storm alongside celebrated Bat-scribe Scott Snyder with the spellbinding Wytches for Image Comics, an audience with Jock is not to be missed.
In addition to hosting an open Q&A for the fortunate attendees of the appearance alongside Reardon, Jock will also be signing copies of Dredd: The Illustrated Script and Visuals. A gorgeous tome that peeks behind the scenes of 2012’s fantastic cinematic chronicle of everyone’s favourite funnybook fascist, for which the Scottish sketcher provided the concept art, the book also provides a unique comic strip adaptation of Alex Garland’s screenplay.
9A West Street, TQ13 7DT Ashburton, Devon UK
Image Comics is pleased to announce the official Image booth signing schedule, panels, and exclusives that will be available at Emerald City Comic Con 2014 on March 28, 29, and 30. Several exciting Image creators including Kelly Sue DeConnick, Chip Zdarsky, Matt Fraction, Scott Snyder, Jason Aaron, and Greg Rucka will be signing at the Image booth (see full schedule below). Convention attendees interested in the indicated ticketed signings can come to the Image booth, #212, to collect their ticket, but arrive early as tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis!
For sale at the booth, in addition to award winning creator-owned Image titles, will be exclusive, numbered, art prints of WYTCHES, SOUTHERN BASTARDS, C.O.W.L., and SHUTTER for signings with Scott Snyder and Jock, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, Kyle Higgins, and Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca. Each convention attendee will receive an exclusive THE WALKING DEAD #1 ECCC color variant—additional copies, as well as the B&W version, will be available to purchase at the Image booth.
Also exclusively for sale at the ECCC will be the hardcover edition of SEX CRIMINALS, VOL. 1—the critically-acclaimed series that has taken the comics world by storm and named best new series of the year by TIME magazine—available for $40 and an exclusive 18″ x 24″ print available for $25, at Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s tables, C-10 and C-11. Purchased together, hardcover and art print will be available for $60. The FIVE GHOSTS #10 ECCC variant will also be for sale at Ed Brisson’s table at X-04, and a THE FIELD #1 ECCC variant can be purchased at Frank Barbiere’s table, X-03.
Image Comics is also proud to host several panels this year at ECCC that you won’t want to miss. On Friday check out “Robert Kirkman’s Skybound: On the Rise” and “Image Comics Presents Comedy in Comics.” On Saturday join us for “Image Comics Presents Sex Criminals” and “Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy!” On Sunday we’ll explore a popular speculative fiction genre in “Image Comics Presents Building a Better Dystopia.”
IMAGE COMICS, BOOTH #212 SIGNING SCHEDULE:
Friday March 28
12 – 1 p.m. Eric Stephenson & Nate Bellegarde
1 – 2 p.m. Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
2 – 3 p.m. Brandon Graham & Simon Roy [TICKETED]
2 – 3 p.m. Joshua Williamson
3 – 4 p.m. Justin Greenwood & Antony Johnston
3 – 4 p.m. Jason Aaron & Jason Latour [TICKETED]
4 – 5 p.m. Kurtis Wiebe & Roc Upchurch
4 – 5 p.m. Kyle Higgins
5 – 6 p.m. Ken Kristensen
5 – 6 p.m. Joe Keatinge & Leila Del Duca
Saturday March 29
11 – 12 p.m. Jason Aaron & Jason Latour [TICKETED]
11 – 12 p.m. Joshua Williamson
12 – 1 p.m. Sina Grace
12 – 1 p.m. Greg Rucka
1 – 2 p.m. Stuart Moore & Gus Storms
1 – 2 p.m. Michel Gagne
2 – 3 p.m. Dave Stewart & Stefano Gaudiano
2 – 3 p.m. Brian Joines
3 – 4 p.m. Matteo Scalera
3 – 4 p.m. Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky [TICKETED]
4 – 5 p.m. Tim Seeley & Mike Norton
4 – 5 p.m. Frank Barbiere
5 – 6 p.m. Joe Harris
Sunday March 30
11 – 12 p.m. Ed Brisson & Johnnie Christmas
11 – 12 p.m. Greg Rucka
12 – 1 p.m. Joe Harris
12 – 1 p.m. Brandon Graham & Simon Roy [TICKETED]
1 – 2 p.m. Nick Pitarra
1 – 2 p.m. Kelly Sue DeConnick & Jordie Bellaire
2 – 3 p.m. Joshua Williamson
2 – 3 p.m. Scott Snyder & Jock
3 – 4 p.m. Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky [TICKETED]
IMAGE COMICS PANEL SCHEDULE:
Robert Kirkman’s Skybound: On the Rise
There’s no limit on what to expect from Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics. The Walking Dead continues to dominate comics and television, Manifest Destiny is one of 2013’s breakout hits, and new series—like OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA—are on the horizon. Join Skybound’s best writers and artists as they discuss what’s in Skybound’s future.
Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 12:40 p.m. in Hall D (Room 602-603)
Panelists: Joshua Williamson (Ghosted), Paul Azaceta (Outcast), Joe Keatinge (Shutter) & special guests
Image Comics Presents Comedy in Comics
Sometimes the best comics are the funny ones, but getting jokes across in print while simultaneously telling an engaging story can be tough. Luckily, we have a panel of experts who can tell you their secrets, tips, and a few really good jokes.
Program date and time: Friday, March 28, 3:00 p.m. in Room TCC 301
Panelists: Rob Guillory (Chew), Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens), Roc Upchurch (Rat Queens), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), Jim Zub (Skullkickers), Brandon Graham (Prophet)
Image Comics Presents Sex Criminals
Sex Criminals debuted in 2013 and quickly became the book of the year. Now, a few months into 2014, the same looks to be true! Sit down with creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky and bare your soul, fetishes, and anecdotes with the Sex Criminals.
Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. in Room 3AB
Panelists: Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals)
Image Comics Presents Crime, Adventure, & Fantasy!
Gunfights, heists, cowboys, hoodlums, magicians, adventurers, aliens, and more: are you not entertained? Image Comics’ varied publishing line has something for everybody. Settle in and listen to the experts discuss creating entertaining stories.
Program date and time: Saturday, March 29, 5:00 p.m. in TCC 301
Panelists: Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Jason Latour (Southern Bastards), Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards), Joe Keatinge (Shutter), Leila Del Duca (Shutter), Frank Barbiere (Five Ghosts), Joshua Williamson (Ghosted)
Image Comics Presents Building A Better Dystopia
No matter how good we have it, a future where we have nothing has its own thrill. These creators know their way around a dystopia, whether it’s due to mad science, economic factors, or nightmarish alternate dimensions.
Program date and time: Sunday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. in Room TCC 301
Panelists: Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects), Greg Rucka (Lazarus), Richard Starkings (Elephantmen), Simon Roy (Prophet), Ed Brisson (Sheltered), Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered), Joe Harris (Great Pacific)
Four nights! Four movies! 4 actors! Emerald City Comicon is proud to partner with the Seattle Cinerama for our 2014 ECCC Cinema Series: a showing of each film and a Q&A with one of our celebrity guests. Admission for each film is $25/person (an ECCC badge does not provide entry to this event.)
Thursday March 27 brings you a screening of the fan-favorite The Princess Bride movie with the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, Cary Elwes!
On the following evening, Friday March 28, it’s a showing of Serenity with Alan Tudyk (Wash)!
On Saturday March 29, Dredd comes to town with star Karl Urban, production designer Jock, and the writer of the official comic sequel, Arthur Wyatt!
And finally, The Terminator is back with star Michael Biehn (Kyle Reese)!
Doors open at 7:45PM, and the Q&As start at 8:30PM. Buy tickets at the link!
Poster art by Justin “Moritat” Norman.
2100 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98121
January 10, 2014 by Colin Solan
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Emerald City Comicon has added Jock, Brom, CB Cebulski, Kurt Busiek, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Sina Grace, and many more more comic creators to their special guests roster in the new year! This year’s ECCC will be held on March 28-30, 2014 Check out their website to find the latest on everything ECCC, including lists of guests, exhibitors, artists, schedules, gaming and events! www.emeraldcitycomicon.com
Gothic fantasy artist Brom is most well-known for his work on role-playing games. His recent works are Krampus: the Yule Lord, The Child Thief, The Plucker, The Devil’s Rose.
Writer of such books as Wolverine: In The Flesh, Strange Tales, X-Infernus, Runaways, War of Kings: Darkhawk, Astonishing Tales, various What If? titles and Avengers Fairy Tales for Marvel Comics, for whom he is also a talent scout and editor.
Writer of Tales from the Con, creator/writer/artist of Evil Inc., Courting Disaster, and How to Make Webcomics.
A video game and game promotional artist, who has worked on League of Legends, Masters of the Universe, Marvel vs. Capcom.
Cover artist for comics such as Ben 10, Ame-Comi Girls, Jinnrise, Fanboys vs. Zombies, Valen the Outcast.
Character designer for Disney TV Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters for shows such as Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, Kevin Smith’s Clerks The Animated Series and many more.
Artist of Bedlam and The Manhattan Projects, co-creator of Smoke and Mirrors, creator of God Hates Astronauts and Blast Furnace.
Eisner Award-winning writer/creator of Astro City, writer of Marvels, Superman, Conan, Trinity, JLA/Avengers, Marvels: Eye Of The Camera, Spider-Man/Mary Jane, Wednesday Comics, The Brave and the Bold, Iron Man, I Am An Avenger, Age Of Heroes, Kirby: Genesis and many more.
Writer of Pilot Season: Fleshdigger, Graveslinger, and Outlaw Territory, artist on Deadpool, Fantastic Four and Star Wars, character designer on X-Men:TAS and Spider-Man Unlimited, storyboard artist on TMNT & Avengers: EMH.
Artist and writer for Regular Show, Adventure Time, The Walking Dead, The Li’l Depressed Boy comics, as well as Burn the Orphanage, Not My Bag.
B. Clay Moore
Writer of The Vampire Diaries, A+X, Ben 10, JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull, Legends of the Dark Knight.
Recent recipient of the Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comic Arts, Delbo has been an artist in the comics industry for over fifty years, including runs on The Transformers, Thundercats, Detective Comics, and The Superman Family.
Writer of Cable And X-Force, Avengers Arena, The Answer!, Legion Of Monsters and X-Men: Season One.
Artist of Invincible Universe, DC Nation Super Spectacular, Spider-Man, and Teen Titans. Cover artist for FF, Guarding the Globe, and more.
Artist on Batman Beyond, Batman Beyond: Unlimited, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged.
Artist on the upcoming Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell graphic novel, as well as issues of FF, Batman ’66, Batman Black and White. Cover artist for Captain Marvel, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, Robocop: Last Stand, The Amazing Spider-Man.
New York Times bestselling illustrator of Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas. Writer on Batman Black and White, colorist on Batman ’66, and cover artist for Adventure Time.
Co-writer on an upcoming run on Detective Comics, writer of Forever Evil: Rogues Rebellion, All New Executive Assistant: Iris, The Black Bat, and previously a co-writer and colorist on The Flash.
Artist of Leaving Megalopolis, Red Lanterns, Green Lantern, Green Lantern: New Guardians, Secret Six, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Exiles, New Excalibur and Aquaman.
Writer for Spawn, Jack Rabbit, and Bungie’s new video game Destiny.
Cover artist for Grimm Fairy Tales, Joe Palooka, Army of Darkness, and penciller for Grifter.
Writer for numerous titles, including Codename: Action, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Edison Rex, The Mysterious Strangers, Masks.
Writer of Batman Beyond 2.0, Nightwing, Masters of the Universe, Deathstroke, Supreme Power, Batman, Detective Comics and Captain America.
Writer of Wolverine and the X-Men, Winter Soldier, Infinity: Against the Tide and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, artist of Sledgehammer 44, Django Unchained and the upcoming Southern Bastards with fellow ECCC guest Jason Aaron.
Artist of Iron Man, Red She-Hulk and Hulk, as well as cover artist of Alpha Flight, Uncanny X-Force, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hulks, Herc and Silver Surfer.
Artist of Adventures of Superman, Superior Carnage, X-Treme X-Men and Silver Surfer. Cover artist of Red Hood and The Outlaws, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Red Lanterns.
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Writer Andy Diggle and artist Jock sign copies of the Forbidden Planet variant edition of their new comic, Snapshot, at 4:00pm on Saturday 9th February at our London Megastore.
Jake Dobson is your typical nerd; works at the Near-Mint Rhino comic-book store in San Francisco. But when he finds a lost cell phone, he’s horrified to discover it’s full of snapshots of a murder victim.
Suddenly he finds himself hunted by a vengeful hitman who wants his phone back. and Jake in a body bag! And then things start to get really complicated…
Andy Diggle and Jock have both worked separately for 2000AD, Marvel and DC but are best known for their collaborations – including Green Arrow: Year One and The Losers.
Please note that, due to time constraints, we may have to limit the number of items signed – and there may not be time for artist sketches.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
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Jock, Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan, Trevor McCarthy, Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col, and Scott Snyder sign on Friday 18 May 2012 from 18:00 – 19:00.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
FORBIDDEN PLANET is delighted to announce a fantastic line-up of artists and writers for a fabulous Friday Night Mega-Signing at Forbidden Planet London!
Don’t miss this one – on Friday 18th May, from 6 – 7pm, at the London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, we’ll have a huge and one-off event, taking place with an amazing line-up of guests: –
Jock • Andy Belanger • Becky Cloonan • Trevor McCarthy • Conor McCreery • Anthony Del Col • Scott Snyder
We’ll have all the hottest titles including Batman: Gates of Gotham, Batman: The Black Mirror, Batman: The Court of Owls, Demo and the wonderfully off-the-wall Kill Shakespeare graphic novels.
Make sure you get there – it’s the perfect way to warm up for the weekend!
More Than 100 Top Creators Already Scheduled To Attend 2012 Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 At Metro Toronto Convention Centre
World-Class Lineup Includes Mike Deodato Jr., “Jock,” John McCrea, Dale Keown, Tyler Kirkham, Greg Horn, Arthur Suydam, Emmy Award Winner Phil Ortiz of “The Simpsons”
NEW YORK and TORONTO, March 7, 2012 – Artist Alley will be abuzz as more than 100 talented creators, known for their work on virtually every blockbuster comics franchise, are scheduled attendance at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, April 14-15 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). The collection of superstars features international guests as well as top GTA talent, and more are expected to join in the coming weeks.
The world-class lineup includes such notables as Mike Deodato Jr. (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wonder Woman”), “Jock” (“Detective Comics,” “Batman”), John McCrea (“Hitman,” “Transmetropolitan”), Javi Fernandez (“Flashpoint: The Outsider,” “Captain America: First Vengeance”), Dale Keown (“Hulk,” “The Pitt”), Tyler Kirkham (“Green Lantern Corps,” “Blackest Night”), Emmy Award Winner Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “X-Force”), Francis Manapul (“The Flash,” “Adventure Comics”) and Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”).
The third annual Toronto Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Marcus To (“The Huntress,” “The Authority”), Ken Lashley (“Batwing,” “Avengers”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”), Greg Tocchini (“Batman and Robin,” “Hulk”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Mike del Mundo (“Venom,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) and Leonard Kirk (“X-Factor,” “Wonder Woman”) are among the other top artists scheduled to attend.
Top celebrities such as Scott Bakula (“Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Quantum Leap”), Amy Acker (“Angel,” THE CABIN IN THE WOODS), Paul Wesley (“The Vampire Diaries,” “24”), Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “Boston Public”), WWE® Hall of Famer Edge® and Dean Stockwell (MARRIED TO THE MOB, “Battlestar Galactica”) are also scheduled to appear at Toronto Comic Con, which has moved to the more prominent downtown venue for 2012.
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand at interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.
Toronto Comic Con is scheduled as the second stop on Wizard World’s 2012 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (http://www.mtccc.com) is Canada’s #1 convention and trade show facility. It is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distance of almost 13,000 hotel rooms, shopping, restaurants and Toronto sites.
About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.
The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworldcomiccon.com.
***** SAVE THE 2012 DATES *****
April 14-15 – Toronto Comic Con
June 1-3 – Philadelphia Comic Con
August 9-12 – Chicago Comic Con
September 29-30 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28 – Austin Comic Con
TBD 2013 – New Orleans Comic Con