Stan Sakai, Sergio Aragonès, Mark Evanier, William Stout, Tone Rodriguez, Bill Morrison, and many more appear at Meltdown Comics on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM to sign THE SAKAI PROJECT!
On Saturday, August 16, twenty-two members of the cartooning community will descend upon Meltdown Comics on Sunset Boulevard to sign copies of Dark Horse Comics’ recently released book “The Sakai Project” to help raise money for the medical bills of fellow cartoonist Stan Sakai, creator of Dark Horse’s “Usagi Yojimbo” comic book, now in its thirtieth year.
Fundraising efforts were initially spearheaded by the Comic Art Professional Society (CAPS), an organization of professional comic book artists and writers of which Stan Sakai is a member. Organized by artist Tone Rodriguez, CAPS began collecting original art last December for an online auction to lend a helping hand to Sakai, whose wife Sharon has been suffering from an inoperable brain tumor. As art poured in from the cartooning community, many pieces were custom drawings of Stan’s samurai rabbit creation Usagi Yojimbo.
Bill Morrison, a member of CAPS and an art director at Bongo Comics (publisher of “The Simpsons”), approached Sakai’s publisher, Dark Horse, about collecting these wonderful images into a book to also benefit the Sakais. Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson was enthusiastic about the idea, and offered to pay for the book’s publication so that all sales could go to the Sakais. Bill Morrison proceeded to volunteer his time to edit the book in tandem with Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley which was designed voluntarily by noted book designer Serban Cristescu. The result is a beautiful 160-paged hardcover art book featuring interpretations of Usagi Yojimbo by some of the top cartoonists in comics today.
Between the online auction and the book, the cartooning community came together in a unique way to help one of their own. Now twenty-one artists local to Los Angeles will gather one more time to help their friend with a fundraising book signing event.
Attending the signing event will be “The Sakai Project” contributors Sergio Aragonès (“Groo the Wanderer”, “MAD Magazine”), Mark Evanier (“Groo” writer), Tom Luth (“Groo” and “Usagi” colorist), William Stout (noted illustrator), Ricardo Delgado (“Age of Reptiles”), Jeff Keane (“Family Circus”), Rubèn Procopio (“Batman 66”), Dean Yeagle (“Playboy”), Bill Morrison (editor of “The Sakai Project”), Tone Rodriguez (“The Simpsons” comics), Steven E. Gordon, Anson Jew, Benton Jew, Aidan Casserly, Chad Frye, Brad Rader, Patrick Scullin, Robert Stanley, Mark Dos Santos and Mike Kazaleh all joining with Stan Sakai (“Usagi Yojimbo”) himself.
Books will be sold for $45 each, or if fans already have the book, they will be charged a nominal $15 to have their books signed by the artists in attendance.
In addition to “The Sakai Project” book, there will be limited edition prints available exclusively at the event of four images from the book by artists attending the signing: Sergio Aragonès, Stan Sakai, William Stout, and Bill Morrison.
The event will take place on August 16 from 4-6pm at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles, 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Thanks to Meltdown, all proceeds go to Sharon & Stan Sakai to help with their medical bills.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
May 14, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, California, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Big Wow! Comic Fest Returns to San Jose on May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Art, Anime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Nerds, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere!
Founded in 1979 as “Super-Con”, Big Wow! Comic Fest is not only Northern California’s Longest-Running Comic-Con, but is this year’s Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area!
As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we have Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to welcome as our Featured Guests: Charlie Adlard (Artist for the popular “Walking Dead” series), Legendary Illustrator Neal Adams (Batman, X-Men, Avengers), Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola, Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Art Adams (X-Men, Godzilla), and more Special Guests including: Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Mike Zeck (Punisher, Spider-Man, Secret Wars), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama, Disney Poster Artist), Alex Nino (Dead Ahead), Sergio Aragones (Mad Magazine, Groo the Wanderer), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), and many more confirmed and added to our website! Over 200 Comic Creators!
Meet, get autographs, and learn the secrets of Show Biz from our spectacular CELEBRITY GUESTS:
GODZILLA is in the House…Meet Kenpachiro Satsuma, in 1984’s RETURN OF GODZILLA, he would land the title role of Godzilla and continue as the King of Monsters for the next 11 years. This is first time to America in over 20 years.
Also from Japan, meet Satoshi Furuya he enthralled generations of children with his portrayal of the original Ultraman.
Jane Wiedlin is the sexy and charismatic guitar player for The GoGos! One of the best known Rock/Pop groups to emerge from the 1980′s, Jane is back at work, creating a stage production for her self published comic series “Lady Robotica”.
Also Appearing will be: Kevin Bernard Grevioux (Co-Writer, Producer and actor in “Underworld”, “I, Frankenstein” and comic book writer), Damion Poitier (Avengers (in the last 2 minutes, he was the surprise Villian), Star Trek, Hunter Prey…and the son of Sidney Poitier). Also, C. Andrew Nelson (Darth Vader), Parker Stevenson (Hardy Boys), Richard Kiel (007 “Jaws”), William Katt (Greatest American Hero, House)…and more
COSPLAY Guests Jessica Nigri, Riddle (star of “Heroes of Cosplay”), Ivy Doomkitty, Anthony Misano… and many more will all be on site. Along with hundreds and hundreds of amazing fans all in costume.
Super-Star Cartoonist and Big Wow! Bigwig Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, 50 Girls 50), will teach a 90-minute Figure Drawing Workshop with a live model, demonstrating fundamentals of technique and style. Any aspiring artist is welcome to sit in the audience and work along with Frank, who will provide priceless tips and critiques! And Inker Extraordinaire Mick Gray (Starman, Promethea) will once again provide a weekend-long inking demonstration as he works on his current comic book assignment at his booth! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see professional comic artists at work!
In conjunction with San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, Big Wow! Comic Fest proudly presents “BATMAN!, 75 years a Hero” Featuring Seven Decades of Original Art and Memorabilia from the DC Comics world-famous Super Hero. Also, there will be 2 additional shows, “The Art of MIKE ZECK!” And “The ART of FAMOUS MONSTERS”.
And Speaking of Famous Monsters… We are hosting the 1st Annual “Horror/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film Festival” with the legendary Famous Monsters Magazine… who are also hosting our Japanese guest, and presenting the “Famous Monsters of Filmland” Pavilion with guests, props, make-up and costume designers and more.
And no Big Wow! ComicFest is complete without our:
Live Art Auction, Costume/Cosplay Contest (Saturday night directly after the show), Gaming, Card & Role-Playing Games, “Creature Features Live” with host: John Stanley, showing the original “Night of the Living Dead.”
Panel Discussions, including: Creating Comics, The Art of Self-Publishing, and how to Design and Create Your Own Costumes! There will be 5 rooms of programming going on, throughout the show.
Tickets are available on the website. And we have tickets available at over 30 participating comic book stores around Northern California.
Admission is only:
1 Day Adult $25.00 (at the door)
2 Day Adult $35.00 (at the door)
1 Day Child (8-14) $10.00 (at the door)
2 Day Child $15.00 (at the door)
CHILDREN UNDER 8 ARE FREE!
*Save $5.00 Off Admission! Buy tickets online, or at many local Comic Book Stores!
FOR MORE INFORMATION we will always have guest and programming updates for the show at: www.bigwowcomicfest.com. Also, most of our Guests will be available before the show for online, phone and in some cases, personal appearance Interviews.
Columbia University celebrates the life and career of cartoonist AL JAFFEE, creator of the MAD Magazine Fold-in, with a panel discussion in honor his donation of his papers to their Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Former DC Comics president (and sometime Columbia lecturer) Paul Levitz will moderate, and joining him will be cartoonist Peter Kuper, Mad magazine art director Sam Viviano, and–of course!–Al himself at the Butler Library on Tuesday March 4 at 7:00 PM in room 523.
A reception will follow the event. As always, Comics@Columbia events are free and open to the public.
Butler Library | Columbia University
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
Legendary artists Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth will discuss the life and works of Harvey Kurtzman with a panel moderated by Peter Kuper on March 19, 2013 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Society of Illustrators.
$15 non-members, $10 members, $7 students/seniors
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Drew Friedman is an award-winning illustrator whose work regularly appears in dozens of major publications. For years he was renowned for his “stippling” style of caricature, employing thousands of pen-marks to achieve photographic verisimilitude, but in recent years Friedman has switched to painting. His painstaking attention to detail and parodies of Hollywood icons is widely admired. Friedman’s work has appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Observer, Esquire, RAW, Rolling Stone, and MAD Magazine. He is a graduate of SVA and studied under such legendary masters as Will Eisner, Ed Sorel, Stan Mack, Arnold Roth, and Harvey Kurtzman.
Robert Grossman is a New York artist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The New Yorker, The New York Observer, Rolling Stone and many other publications. Grossman also works as a sculptor, filmmaker, and author and has published numerous titles including ZooNooz and O-MANLAND, an online compilation of strips focusing on the 2008 presidential race.
Al Jaffee is best known for his satirical work in MAD Magazine, and today remains a regular contributor having only ever missed one issue of MAD in the last 57 years. Jaffee’s trademark feature, the Mad Fold-in, was created in 1964 and a four-volume boxed set of hardcovers,The Mad Fold-In Collection: 1964-2010, was published by Chronicle Books in September 2011. In 2008 Jaffee was honored by the Reuben Awards as Cartoonist of the Year. He has also received the National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award in 1972, its Special Features Award in 1971 and 1975, and its Humor Comic Book Award in 1979.
Arnold Roth has been a humorous illustrator and cartoonist all his life and, for most of that time, has freelanced, snatching a living by hustling one assignment after another in a highly competitive market. Roth’s big breakthrough came in 1957 when he started working on Trump, Playboy’s satiric magazine, and on Humbug, a more penurious production, both the inventions of Harvey Kurtzman. His work has appeared regularly in major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Holiday, Time, The New York Times, The New Yorker and countless others. In 1983, Roth was elected president of the National Cartoonists Society and the next year received the NCS Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year.
Peter Kuper’s illustrations and comics appear regularly in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and MAD, where he illustrates SPY vs. SPY every month. He has written and illustrated many books including Comics Trips, a journal of an eight-month trip through Africa and Southeast Asia. In 1979 he co-founded the political comix magazine World War 3 Illustrated.
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes celebrated MAD artist and 2012 Reuben Award Winner Tom Richmond for a special look at his latest book, The MAD Art of Caricature on Friday, August 3, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. In this behind-the-scenes look at his long awaited how-to-draw-caricatures book, Richmond shares his secrets to drawing great caricatures for live events, published illustrations, and MAD! Copies of Richmond’s book will be available for purchase the night of the event.
$5 general public, two-for-one admission for Cartoon Art Museum members. Click here for tickets.
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
April 20, 2012 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Anime, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
Below is a listing of all the table assignments for both guests and artist alley at Boston Comic Con 2012! List is alphabetical by last name. Please note that the list is subject to change without notice:
AGOSTI, ANDREA AA705
AMARU, GEORGE AA507
AMBRUSON, SCOTT AAW37
ANDREWS, ROGER AA308 END CAP
ARCHER, KENT AA412
AUCOIN, MATT AA313 W/ FOLTZ, HOLLY
BAGGE, PETER DD1201 END
BARNES, E J AA213 DROWNED TOWN PRESS
BARRETT, NOAH AAH14
BARROWS, BRANDON AA304
BASTARD, KEN AAW35
BASTIEN, JEREMY AAW04
BELIARD, GEORGE AAH13 MARVEL COMICS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
BENITEZ, JOE AAW11
BERRY, MATTHEW AA511 MATTMAN: DINOSUAR HUNTER
BESSETTE, MATTHEW AAH03 1725 STUDIOS
BISLEY, SIMON* DD1127
BLUMENTHAL, ZIGGY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD
BRENNAN, MEGAN AA706 BEST PEST STUDIO
BROOKS, MARK AAW12
BRUNO, FRANCES AA713 GRAVEYARD SHIFT PRESS
BUCHNER, CHRIS AA608 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP
BUCHNER, CHRIS AA609 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP
BURNS, JEFF AAH10
BUSCEMA, STEPHANIE AA102 FRONT CAP
CAIN, ANNE AAH15
CALDWELL, TALENT AAW25
CALIFIORE, JIM AAW24
CANETE, ERIC AAW08 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
CAPITUMINI, DAN AA611
CARDINAL, JOHN AA510 W/ CROCKETT, MICHAEL, HOULE, ANDREW END CAP
CASEY, JASON AA107
CHA. KEU AAW16 MORE GREAT ART
CHEN, JO AA101 FRONT CAP
CHEUNG, JIM* AAW14
CHIANG, CLIFF DD1202 END
CHURCH, KEVIN AA103 AGREEABLE COMICS
CLOONAN, BECKY VENDOR
COKER, JR, PAUL DD1125 MAD MAGAZINE
CONNOLLY, BRIAN AA715 KELLEY, PATT
COOK, ASHLEY AA108 W/ CORMACK, ALEX
COOKE, KATIE AAW03
CORMACK, ALEX AA108 W/ COOK, ASHLEY
COSTELLO, SAM AA109
COWAN, DOUG AA512 W/ MCCORMACK, CLAY
CRAIN, CLAYTON DD1203 END
CROCKETT, MICHAEL AA509 W. HOULE, ANDREW, CARDINAL, JOHN END CAP
DAHL, JOSHUA AA614 MONOLITH
DARROW, GEOFF AAW28
DAXBERGER, JOE AA806 W/ SEDANI, T THE DRAW BOX
DE LIZ, RENAE DD1132 END VENDOR
DELLAGATTA, JOE AA603
DELQUADRO, ANDREW AA807 215 INK
DEZAGO, TODD AA801 W/ RICH WOODALL FRONT CAP
DINNALL, OLIVIA AA506 W. LANE,LINDA
DOHERTY, MIKE AAH11 DRISCOLL, ANDY
DOONEY, MICHAEL DD1121
DORT, TJ AA516 W/ HALEY, JOE UNDERBURBS
DOS SANTOS, MARC AA903
DOYLE, MING AA104
DRISCOLL, ANDY AAH11 DOHERTY, MIKE
EASTMAN, KEVIN * DD1126
EATON, KEVIN AA814 W/ EDGE, ANDREW, COOL MONKEY PRESS
EDGE, ANDREW AA814 W/ EATON, KEVIN COOL MONKEY PRESS
EINHAUS, KURT AA610
ELLIOT, DAVE AAH04
EPTING, STEVE * AA201 FRONT CAP
FAERBER, LOGAN AA203 MACLEAN, ANDREW
FALK, ELIZABETH Vendor
FALKENBERG, JOSHUA AA406 SEVERED HEAD COMICS
FELICIANO, CEASAR AA314 W/ MULVEY, JOE
FELDSTEIN, AL DD1122 MAD MAGAZINE
FELDSTEIN, AL DD1123 MAD MAGAZINE
FINN, TIM AA404
FISHER GW AA908
FLETCHER, MATTHEW DD1402 END VENDOR
FOLTZ, HOLLY AA313 W/AUCOIN, MATT
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA709 END CAP
FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA710 END CAP
GARBOWSKA, AGNES AA301 FRONT CAP
GIUFFRIDA, ALICIA AA212
GLEASON, KEITH AA204 RECKLESS SIDEKICK PRODUCTIONS
GOLDEN, MICHAEL DD1103 END
GORDON, MICHAEL AA505 NEW LEGEND PRODUCTIONS
GOVAR, DANIEL AAW13
HALEY, JOE AA516 W/ DORT, TJ, UNDERBURBS
HALL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS
HAMILTON, SCOTT AAH01 HAMILTOONS
HANSCHE, NICOLE AA605
HARRIS, CORY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD
HEBERT, ALAN AA714 HB COMICS
HENDERSON, ERICA AA105
HiLL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS
HORN, GREG AAW21
HORN, GREG AAW22
HOULE, ANDREW AA509 W/ CARDINAL, JOHN, CROCKETT, MICHAEL END CAP
HRANEK, MICHAEL AA809 AELHRA, aelhra END CAP
HUGHES, JOHN AA907
IGLE, JAMAL DD1303 END
JAFFE , AL DD1124 MAD MAGAZINE
JAMES, TYLER AA115
JEANNOTTE, ROB AA812 FIVE AND DIME PRODUCTIONS
JIMENEZ, SANDY AAH08
KASPER, SEAN AA408
KELLEY, PATT AA715 W/ CONNOLLY, BRIAN
KENNEDY, JAY AA712 W/ NICOLS, IAN FAT CAT FUNNIES
KHANNA, DAN AA513
KONG, BRIAN AA909 END CAP
KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA206 THE FICTORY
KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA207 THE FICTORY
KROSOCKZA, JARRETT VENDOR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMICS
LAMB, BRADEN AA309 W/ PAROLINE, SHELLI END CAP
LANE, LINDA AA506 W. DINNALL , OLIVIA
LAYTON, BOB AA902 FRONT CAP
LEBLANC, DAVID J AA604 ACTION ABSTRACTION STUDIOS
LEE, NORMAN AA901 FRONT CAP
LEMAY, CATHERINE AA305
LILLY, MIKE AA908 END CAP
LIRAKIS, LIZ AA803 TRACIMOC
LIRAKIS, LIZ AA804 TRACIMOC
LOLAR, JOEL AA813 STOCK PILE COMICS
LOVETT, NATE AA711
LOVUOLO, ANDREW AA810 END CAP
MACLEAN, ANDREW AA203 FAERBER, LOGAN
MAGUIRE, KEVIN AA910
MALEEV, ALEX AA202 FRONT CAP
MANAPUL, FRANCIS * AA302 FRONT CAP
MANN, CLAY AAW18 MORE GREAT ART
MARI, DANI AA315 W/ VITALI, JESSICA
MARTINO, JOE AA514
MASSA, BRIAN AA607
MAYDAK, MIKE AA415 MAYDAK
MAYER, JULI AAH02 W/ WOODS, TED
MAZUR, DAN AA409 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP
MAZUR, DAN AA410 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP
MCCOMSEY, JEFF AA205 FUBAR
MCCORMACK, CLAY AA512 W/ COWAN, DOUG
MCCULLOUGH, RHIANNON AA306 MCCULLOUGH EFFECT
MCGINNITY, SHAYNA AA606
MCGUNIESS, ED AA502 FRONT CAP
MCKENNA, MARK AAW23
METCALF, JASON AA615
MIKE WIERINGO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AA816 By request
MILLER, ADAM AA915 ZOMBIE BOMB! PRESENTS
MOCKOVIAK, NICK AA413
MOLEA, ROB AAH17 GEEKY PINUPS
MOORE, LINDSAY AA303
MORALES, MARK AAW17 MORE GREAT ART
MORNI, ANTHONY AA112 THE SEVEN TRIAL SOF KIERA SNOW
MULVEY, JOE AA314 W/ FELICIANO, CEASAR
MURPHY, SEAN GORDON AAW09 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
MUSTO, JACKIE AA209 KAY AND P COMICS END CAP
NEWIRTH, ZACK AAW36 W/WIGGINS, WILL
NICHOLS, IAN AA712 W/ KENNEDY, JAY FAT CAT FUNNIES
NORDEN, AMANDA AA515
NOTO, PHIL AA912
O’CONNOR, GEORGE AA114 HOMELESS COMICS
OLIVARES, JOSE LUIS AA313 W/ AUCOIN, MATT & FOLTZ, HOLLY
ORTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815
OSTRANDER, GLEN AA404
PAROLINE, SHELLI AA309 W/ LAMB, BRADEN END CAP
PEARSON, JASON AAW15 MORE GREAT ART
PECCI, MIKE AAH06 MIKE PECCI’S GRINDHOUSE
PELLIGRINO, RICHARD AAH18
PETERSON, DAVID AAW01
PINARD, MICHELLE AA208 MKT PRODUCTIONS
PRADO, JOE AA601 FRONT CAP
PRATT, TINA AA708
PURCELL, JACK AAW27
QUILL, ROBERT AA215 ARTIST FOR HIRE
QUINN, TRACEY LEE AA703
QUINONES, JOE AA402 FRONT CAP
RAMOS JR, WILSON AAH07 RIVERA, ERIC
RANDOLPH, KHARY DD1403 END VENDOR
RANEY, TOM DD1301 END
RATCLIFFE, ERIC AA411
REINCKE, JONATHON VENDOR JAWART ILLUSTRATION
REIS, IVAN AA602 FRONT CAP
RICHARD, SARA AA702 FRONT CAP
RICHMOND, LANDON AAH19 KNOW NO TRUTH
RIOT, ASHLEY AA904
RIVERA, ERIC AAH07 RAMOS JR, WILSON
RIVERA, PAOLO AA914
ROMAN, STEVEN AA106
ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA110 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP
ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA111 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP
ROUSEAU, CRAIG AA802 FRONT CAP
ROUX, STEPHANE AA401 FRONT CAP
RYAN, MATT AA312 FREE LUNCH COMICS
SAGER, CHRISTIAN AA307
SALE, TIM * AAW07 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
SANDS, JOHN AA216
SCALERA, MATTEO AAW10 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL
SCOTT, STEVE AA913
SEDANI, T AA806 W/DAXBERGER, JOE THE DRAW BOX
SIEGEL, ELIZABETH AA211 TOFUSQUIRREL
SIENKIEWICZ, BILL DD1128
SILVA, RICK AA405
SIMETI, PETER AA704
SINNOT, JOE DD1129
SIROIS, DOUGLAS AA414 DOUGLAS A. SIROIS ILLUSTRATION
SMOLEY, BRAD AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD
SNIEGOSKI, THOMAS E. AA911
SNYDER, BRITT AA508
SOARES, EVERETT AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, SUSAN
SOARES, SUSAN AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, EVERETT
STEVENS, KARL AA905
STEVENSON, KRISTILYN AA210 ZOMBIE ROMANCE END CAP
STRUCKOFF, IAN AAH05 BLACK LABEL COMICS
STRUTZ, JASON AA612 FIRETOWER STUDIOS
SUN,YIN WEN AA808 MR RAIN
TAKARA, MARCIO DD1302 END
TAM, TINA AA113
TEMPLESMITH, BEN AAW05
TEXEIRA, MARK DD1102 END
THOMPSON, JILL * DD1130 END VENDOR
TODD, JONATHON AA504 PBJ COMICS
TORO, VICTOR AA613
TRIMPE, HERB AAW29
TUCCI, BILLY AAW06
UMINGA, CHRISTOPHER DD1401 END VENDOR
URTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815
VEGA, ESTABAN AAH09
VINES, DEXTER AA501 FRONT CAP
VITALI, JESSICA AA315 W/ MARI, DANI
WALKO, BILL AA407
WAUCHOPE, SCOTT AA811 RANDOLPH HOUSE PRODUCTIONS
WICKS, MARIS AA403 PRINCE, LIZ
WIGGINS, WILL AAW36 W/NEWIRTH, ZACK
WILSON, CHARLESPAUL AAW02
WITTERSTAETTER, RENEE DD1101 END
WOMANTHOLOGY DD1131 END VENDOR
WOOD, AARON AA707
WOOD, JENNIE AA805 W/ YUSLATIS, JOHN
WOODALL, RICH AA802 FRONT CAP
WOODS, TED AAH02 W/ MAYERS, JULI
WRIGHTSON, BERNIE AAW30
YOUNG, SKOTTIE * AAW26
YUSKATIS, JOHN AA805 W/ WOOD, JENNIE
ZULLO, CHRISSIE AA701 FRONT CAP
About Boston Comic Con: The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
The 2012 BOSTON COMIC CON is THIS WEEKEND!
Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!
Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.
Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!
We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!
Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!
Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
The Boston Comic Con announces its panel schedule for the 2012 convention! Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the brightest stars in comic book history between the rare reunion of MAD artists to the youngest new talents from the pages of Womanthology. This year’s line up of talent is certainly one that is not to be missed! In addition Boston Comic Con hosts several Geek Week Events including stand up comedians, a film festival, a costume contest, and much, much more! See below for the schedule and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!
Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with paid adult admission!
Saturday April 21, 2012
Panel Room 102
Drawing for Kids: 11am-12pm
Katie Cook (Gronk) leads a “Drawing For Kids” workshop. Kids and their parents are invited to learn to fine art of cartooning!
All Ages Comics Panel: 12pm-1pm
Skottie Young (Marvel’s Oz books), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts) talk about how to appeal to both the incoming crowd of young readers and longtime, stalwart fans of comic books.
Founder Renae de Liz and contributors Cat Staggs, Ming Doyle, Ellen Crenshaw, Stacie Ponder, Megan Brennan, and Ceili Conway discuss their work on one of Kickstarter’s most successful projects and the state of female creators in the industry.
Spotlight on Jill Thompson: 2pm-3pm
The creator of Scary Godmother and Beasts of Burden speaks about her art and career. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with one of the best in the biz!
Legendary talents Joe Sinnott (inker Fantastic Four), Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein), Herb Trimpe (co-creator of Wolverine), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin) talk about their long careers and how they’ve changed the industry.
Michael Golden, Storytelling: 4pm-5pm
Artist Michael Golden discusses his method of telling a story visually as one of the most influential artists in the business with credits on titles like Dr. Strange, Star Wars, X-Men and more.
Creator Owned Comics: 5pm-6pm
Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), Becky Cloonan (Wolves), Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentlemen Corpse), and Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy) speak about indie comics and their growing influence in the comic market.
Geek Week Events
Panel Room 108
11am-12pm: Convention Survival
12pm-1:30pm: Nerds of Prey
1:30pm-2:00pm: P. Sawyer & Hurley’s “The Complete Works of Batman Abridged”
2pm-2:30pm: Magic the Gathering: The Show
3pm-4pm: Star Wars “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”
4pm-5pm: Comics on Comics
5pm-6pm: Superhero Wedding
6pm-6:30pm: Anime Trivia
Sunday April 22, 2012
Panel Room 102
Legends of Mad Magazine: 11am-12pm
The “Usual Gang of Idiots” reunite to reminisce about the creation of MAD, the most influential humor magazine of the 20th century. Join Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr, and Al Jaffee for a rare event with the artists of Mad Magazine.
Eastman & Bisley: 12pm-1pm
Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Simon Bisley (Hellblazer) speak about their comic projects both independently and collaboratively in the pages of Heavy Metal.
DC Comics Panel: 1pm-2pm
The New 52 revitalized the DC Universe for a new generation of readers. Meet the creators who have revolutionized the comic industry includng Francis Manapul (The Flash), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (The Ray), Ivan Reis & Joe Prado (Aquaman).
Marvel Comics Panel: 2pm-3pm
Face front, True Believers! Artists Tim Sale (Captain America: White), Steve Epting (Captain America), Alex Maleev (Daredevil), and Mark Brooks (X-Men) speak about their projects at the House of Ideas. Make Mine, Marvel!
Costume Contest: 3pm-4pm
Geek Week Events
Panel Room 108
11am-12pm: The Pop Culture Professor: Dr. Rebecca Housel
12pm-12:30pm: Run Button Podcast
12:30pm-1:00pm: The Arsenal
1pm-1:30pm: Magic the Gathering: The Show
1:30pm-2pm: Achievement Unlocked
3pm-4pm: Geek Week Comedy Collider
About Boston Comic Con:
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website atwww.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Al Jaffee, Sam Viviano, Arie Kaplan, Arnold Roth, Danny Fingeroth speak at MoCCA on Thursday, February 23rd from 7-9pm!
Admission $7 (cheap!), and FREE (even cheaper!) for MoCCA Members
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – is proud to present a special MoCCA Thursday honoring Al Jaffee and the release of his recent 4-volume set of THE MAD FOLD-IN COLLECTION from Chronicle Books, featuring all of Jaffee’s fold-ins from 1964-2010!
Joining Jaffee himself on a panel to talk about the origins and development of this unique artform will be MAD Art Director SAM VIVIANO, who has been personally involved with many of Al’s Fold-Ins; MAD writers ARIE KAPLAN and MAD artist ARNOLD ROTH, moderator DANNY FINGEROTH, as well as some super-special surprise guests!
The MAD Fold-In Collection will be on sale at the event, courtesy of publisher Chronicle Books, including a few rare sets of The MAD Fold-In Collection: Gift Pack, featuring a special limited edition bookplate signed by Al Jaffee, retailing for the same price as the regular version of the Collection.
About THE MAD FOLD-IN COLLECTION GIFT PACK:
Al Jaffee’s fold-ins, on the inside back cover of virtually every issue of MAD Magazine since 1964, have become an icon of American humor. Generations have grown up with Jaffee’s inspired skewerings of our foibles and cultural conundrums. Issue after issue, each Fold-in requires the reader to simply fold the page so that arrow A meets arrow B to reveal the hidden gag image, a simple idea that masks both undeniable artistic ingenuity and comic timing. In this deluxe four-volume set, each of the 410 fold-ins is reproduced at its original size, with a digital representation of the corresponding “folded” image on the following page (so collectors won’t have to “fold” their book to get the jokes). Featuring insightful essays by such luminaries as Pixar’s Pete Docter and humorist Jules Feiffer, The MAD Fold-In Collection i s the definitive gift for the millions of fans who’ve grown up with MAD for nearly 60 years.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
AL JAFFEE is the creator of some of MAD’s most popular features, most notably the Fold-In and “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.” His work first appeared in the magazine in 1955, and he has since won a Reuben Award, a National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award, and a Humor Comic Book Award. A biography, Al Jaffee’s Mad Life, was published in 2010. Written by Mary-Lou Weisman, it includes more than 70 new illustrations by Al. Despite repeated requests, Jaffee refuses to retire, and is frighteningly active, including still doing the Fold-Ins for MAD.
SAM VIVIANO began illustrating for MAD in 1980. Over the following two decades, he became one of the “Usual Gang of Idiots,” doing everything from movie parodies and comic strip rip-offs to digitally-created cover illustrations. In a desperate attempt to get his artwork out of the pages of the magazine, in 1998 the editors suggested that Viviano get a Real Job. He is currently Art Director of MAD.
ARIE KAPLAN is a MAD Magazine writer, and author of From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, for which he interviewed Al Jaffee, among many others. As a comic book writer, Arie has written for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, IDW Publishing, and Papercutz. He has written video games, including one based on the hit TV series, House. His website is www.ariekaplan.com.
ARNOLD ROTH has done cover art for albums by Dave Brubeck, Louis Prima, and Pete Seeger. Arnold’s work has appeared in and on TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and The New Yorker. Arnold was introduced to Kurtzman’s MAD by Brubeck’s Paul Desmond and was part of Kurtzman’s Trump, Humbug and Help. He was a regular contributor to the National Lampoon, and, for twenty years, to Punch. His books include Arnold Roth: Free Lance; Poor Arnold’s Almanac, and The Collected Humbug (all from Fantagraphics Books).
DANNY FINGEROTH is MoCCA’s Sr. VP for Education. He was a longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics. He’s written books about comics including Superman on the Couch, and is the co-editor (with Roy Thomas) of the recent The Stan Lee Universe, which features, among many other nifty items, an interview with Jaffee, and correspondence from Stan Lee about Al. Danny’s educational course at MoCCA, “How to Write Comics and Graphic Novels,” starts February 28th. You can contact him at: email@example.com.
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Boston Comic Con celebrates its fifth anniversary with its largest guest list ever! Once again at the Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay the con will be held on April 21-22, 2012! One of most highly anticipated events for this year is the MAD-Men Reunion! Legendary creators of MAD Magazine Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr., Al Jaffee, and Sergio Aragones will appear together to talk about their long and storied history on the iconic humor mag. This is a rare opportunity for MAD fans to meet them and laugh at their outrageous stories.
At EC Comics, Al Feldstein created, wrote, illustrated and edited a popular line of titles which are now collectors’ items. These included horror, such as Tales from the Crypt (which was adapted for TV by HBO), sci-fi, and suspense.
In 1955, he became editor of MAD Magazine, one of EC’s titles. He took the magazine’s circulation from 375,000 to a high of almost 3 million by gathering a staff of talented artist and writers: supervising every phase of operation, editing and re-writing every word, designing layouts, and creating the format that led to MAD’s success, including christening its trademark Alfred E. Neuman.
Paul Coker Jr.
After a successful stint as an illustrator for Hallmark, Paul Coker Jr. moved to New York City and began contributing to MAD, Esquire, Playboy, and other magazines.
Coker’s first appearance in MAD was 1961. He has since gone on to illustrate over 400 articles for the magazine. His drawings encompass a wide range of characters, expression, and forms. And although they may appear simple, they reflect considerable sophistication and talent. Coker’s proudest accomplishments for MAD have been “Horrifying Cliches” and the MAD Pet Book.
In 1955, Al Jaffee received his first assignment for MAD. Since then Jaffee has become MAD’s reseident artist for elaborate gimmicks and gadgets, including the popular MAD inside back cover fold-ins and the feature “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.” Jaffee is a true artist who’s led an amazing life. He remains a regular in the magazine after 55 years and is its longest running contributor.
Soon after he moved from Mexico to the United States in 1962, the “World’s Fastest Cartoonist” started contributing to MAD with his special brand of non-verbal gags, which often appeared in the margins of the magazine. He quickly became one of MAD’s featured artists. He also created several books and co-created the humorous magazine Plop for DC comics. During the early 1980′s he created Groo the Wanderer with Mark Evanier.
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!