Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s pop culture and technology expo, today revealed its initial list of more than 25 iconic comic book authors and artist who will be in attendance for photo opportunities and special signings during the 2017 show. The second annual SVCC will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of April 21-23.
Among the comic book talent highlights at this year’s event include:
- Art Adams – Legendary Marvel comic book artist behind such comics as Longshot and X-Men
- Michael Golden – Former editor for Marvel and one of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s and 1990s
- Russ Heath – Legendary DC Comics War artist
- Bill Morrison – Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator best known for his work on Simpsons, Futurama and as a Disney illustrator
- Tony Parker – Eisner nominated comic book artist and illustrator
- Brian Pulido – Creator of cult comics “Lady Death” and “Evil Ernie”
- Scott Shaw! – Hanna Barbera cartoonist and Convention Legend
- Ryan Sook – Best known for his work on “Seven Soldiers: Zatanna,” “X-Factor” and “The Spectre”
- Joe Weems – Illustrator and Harvey Award nominated inker
- Mike Zeck – One of the most prolific comic book artists of the 1980s and creator of the famous black Spider-Man costume
Additional confirmed comic book talent include: Eric “Ebas” Basaldua, Ethan Castillo, Joyce Chin, Parnaz Gharah, Scott Koblish, Casey Leonard, Dawn McTeigue, James C. Mulligan, Mike Pascale, JP Roth, Tim Vigil, Bob Wiacek, Ron Wilson, Renee Witterstaetter, Thomas Yeates.
Additionally, Vincent Van Dahl, Tom Wyrsch and John Stanley (the team behind the Bay Area favorite, KTVU Fox Show “Creature Features”) will appear at SVCC.
A full list of SVCC guests can be found at www.svcomiccon.com/guests. To purchase tickets, visit www.svcomiccon.com/tickets and to become an exhibitor or for sponsorship opportunities, visit http://svcomiccon.com/sponsors/want-to-exhibit.
For the latest news and updates on additional celebrity guests, exhibitors, panels and events, follow @SVComicCon on Twitter.
ABOUT SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON
Silicon Valley Comic Con celebrates the Age of the Geek by bringing together America’s two greatest superheroes: pop culture and technology. Featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video game creators, consumer electronics, music and apps, Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. The inaugural Silicon Valley Comic Con will be hosted at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA the weekend of April 21-23, 2017.
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Andy Kuhn, John Dell, Derec Donovan, Mark Probst, and many more sign at 3 Alarm Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Andy Kuhn – Fire Breather, TMNT, Spider-Man, Batgirl
John Dell – Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers vs X-Men, JLA
Mark Probst – Action Comics New 52, Aquaman, JLA
Steven Butler – Spider-Man, Sonic, X-Men
Mitch Byrd – Green Lantern, Lady Death, Generation X
Steve Scott – Batman, JLA, She-Hulk
Derec Donovan – Youngblood, Green Lantern, R.E.B.E.L.S.
Barry Gregory – Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Thomas Florimonte – Ka-Blam Digital Printing
Wade Acuff – Lord Of the Rings Movies, Nickelodeon’s Lazy Town
Bryan King – Neo-Earth
Andy Childress – Bubbaworld Comix
PLUS a Cosplay Contest with a $100 prize
AND Raffles and Auctions held with all proceeds going to local libraries.
3 Alarm Comics
15210 Lemoyne Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39532
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The Baltimore Comic-Con is thrilled to announce the addition of artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado to the growing line-up of talent attending this year’s show. The show will take place the weekend of September 7-8, 2013 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Brazilian artist Ivan Reis began his career in American comics in 1996 working on the Dark Horse series, Ghost, beginning with issue 17. After stints on The Mask, Time Cop, and Xena: Warrior Princess, he left Dark Horse to work on several Lady Death mini-series at Chaos! and several fill-in issues at Marvel and DC Comics. While having worked on several books for both Marvel and DC, including Captain Marvel, Avengers, Rann/Thanagar War, and Infinite Crisis, he s most widely-known for this work with Geoff Johns on Green Lantern and Blackest Night. After the launch of DC’s New 52, he worked with Johns again on the relaunch of Aquaman and has since taken over art duties on Justice League.
Joe Prado, who also hails from Brazil, broke into the American comic scene in 2004 while sharing art duties with Reis on DC Comics’ Action Comics. Since then, Prado has worked on such DC titles as Superman, Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, and Rann/Thanagar War (again working with Reis). His work has also been featured on the covers of such Dynamite Entertainment books as Red Sonja and Battlestar Galactica. His most recent work includes covers for DC Comics’ Resurrection Man, Aquaman, and Earth 2.
“We are so pleased to have both Ivan and Joe joining us here in Baltimore this year,” said Marc Nathan, Show Promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Their art has graced the pages of some of the best comics published in the last decade, and their art styles have helped shape the look and feel of the modern DC Universe.”
In addition to Reis and Prado, other confirmed guests for the show include: Mark Buckingham (Fables); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); Dave Gibbons (The Secret Service); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); and Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk).
In the 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 on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.
Lady Death INVADES Wizard World Chicago 2012
Show Exclusives and Appearance by Lady Death herself!
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (August 2, 2012) – Coffin Comics announced today that Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will appear at the upcoming Wizard World Chicago 2012 convention, taking place August 9-12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Several new, con-exclusive Lady Death editions and prints will be available.
The highlight for the show is Lady Death #0: Stormbringer Edition, with model Freddie Nova posing as Lady Death on the front cover. This special edition has a limited print run of just 99 serially numbered copies worldwide. “Wizard World Chicago will be ground zero for Lady Death fans,” said Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. “I’m so stoked to return! It’s like a homecoming!”
Other exclusives include Lady Death: Judgment War #1 Crystal Edition (enhanced with actual Swarovski crystals, limited to 77 serially numbered copies), and Lady Death: Icon #1 Censored Edition (printed on heavy-duty Strathmore cover stock, limited to 69 serially numbered copies). Two full-color, 11×17” Lady Death prints will also be available – Lady Death: Gargoyle and Lady Death: Sacred Heart (limited to 200 prints each).
Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will be at Wizard World Chicago 2012 (Booth #4126 in Artist Alley) the entire show and will be available for signing. Stormbringer model Freddie Nova will also be making an appearance as Lady Death on Saturday from 2:00-4:00 PM and will be available for pictures. In addition, an all-new, SECRET convention-only exclusive will be unveiled at the con!
Pricing and Availability
In addition to con availability, preorders on all exclusives are currently being accepted on a first come, first serve basis at www.CoffinComicsShop.com. Pricing is $15.00 for Stormbringer, $40.00 for Crystal and $40.00 for Censored. Gargoyle and Sacred Heart 11×17” prints are $15.00 each. All exclusives ship starting August 15, 2012.
About Coffin Comics
Coffin Comics is a boutique publishing company, founded in September 2007, owned and operated by Chaos! Comics founder and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. Coffin is dedicated to creating authentically rare, hand crafted limited edition comic books and assorted items for the discerning collector. For more info, please visitwww.CoffinComicsShop.com.
Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.
Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.
Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!
In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.
And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!
And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez
Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker
Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna
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Mark Wolfer signs at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm!
Be sure to pick up the Midtown Comics exclusive cover to War Goddess #0!
Mark Wolfer is currently the writer of War Goddess, Lady Death, and Night of the Living Dead: Death Valley. His past work includes Gravel, Wolfskin: Hundredth Dream, and Streets of Glory. Mark will also be working on the upcoming title Garth Ennis’ Stitched!
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St, New York, New York
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5FINITY PRODUCTIONS AUCTIONS LADY DEATH SKETCH CARDS FOR HERO INITIATIVE
80 New Originals featuring Brian Pulido’s Lady Death
Benefit Comic Book Charity
LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb. 16, 2011) 5FINITY Productions, in association with LadyDeathUniverse.com, is pleased to offer 80 all new officially licensed Lady Death sketch cards in a fundraising event to benefit Hero Initiative! The 80 cards will be available for auction on eBay.com starting Sunday, February 20 under eBay user: 5finity. All proceeds will benefit the Hero Initiative, which provides emergency medical and financial relief to veteran comic book creators.
The 80 new sketch cards produced for this fundraiser come hot on the heels of the January release of 5FINITY’s sold out Lady Death Sketch Card Series, a limited edition run of 1,200 premium packs, which sold out in under one hour. The series featured at least one original, hand-drawn sketch card from acclaimed artists such as Al Rio, Joseph Linsner, Benjamin Glendenning, Fred Hembeck, Budd Root, Axebone, Jim Valentino, and many others.
The 80 new sketch cards produced for this fundraiser include the following artists (with quantity of cards produced):
Daniel HDR: 33
Chris Moreno: 16
Brian Kong: 10
Jackie Santiago: 6
Al Rio: 4
Tony Parker: 2
Marat Mychaels: 2
ULTRA RARE ARTISTS:
Joseph Linsner: 1
Herb Trimpe: 1
Jim Valentino: 1
Fred Hembeck: 1
For more info and updates, contact Steven Frank at: email@example.com
About 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 $400,000 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.
Brian Pulido signs on December 8th at the Atomic Comics location in Paradise Valley (12621 N. Tatum, Phoenix, AZ 85032) from 10am – noon and their Mesa Superstore (1120 South Country Club #105, Mesa, AZ 85210) from 5-7pm.