Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet & More

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced several new additions to their 2018 guest list including Peter Mayhew, Charles Martinet, Stephane Roux, John Beatty, Joe Benitez, K Lynn Smith, Joe Corroney, Josh Blaylock and more for their convention on September 14-16th!

Peter Mayhew, who played the iconic Chewbacca, is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Peter Mayhew has donned the Wookie role over the span of five decades covering five Star Wars films, numerous specials, cameo appearances, games, and projects. Most recently for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mayhew had the job title of Chewbacca Consultant. Outside of Star Wars, Peter’s credits include portraying The Tall Knight in Dark Towers, the voice of Susha in Dragon Ball GT: A Hero’s Legacy, Uncle Clyde in Killer Ink, and more!

 

“Ohhh. Momma Mia!” Actor Charles Martinet will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Since 1990, Charles has been the voice of Mario in the Nintendo video game franchise, plus the voices of Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Toadsworth, and others. In addition to the Mario games, Charles has voiced many other games including Super Punch Out!!, Skies of Arcadia, Shadow of Destiny, and dozens more. Charles has appeared on camera with roles in numerous films and television shows.

 

Artist Stephane Roux is making his first visit to the area for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Stephane is a freelance artist with publications with DC, Marvel, and France’s Semic Comics. His artwork has appeared on covers or the interior of numerous and notable comics including Witchblade: Blood Oath, Birds of Prey, Star Wars: Agents of the Empire, Countdown to Final Crisis, Savage She-Hulk, and so much more

 

Artist Gavin Smith is returning to be a guest for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Gavin is the creator and publisher of the Human City comic book series. Gavin has also completed work in The Accelerators, and All Superheroes Must Die. His credits also include artwork for AT&T, INTERSIL, and many others. Meet Gavin Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist and creator K Lynn Smith will be in the Duke Energy Convention Center for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! K Lynn is the creator and artist for the webcomic series Plume. She has also done work and projects on Garfield, Cards Against Humanity, and the video game Tuebor. Currently, she is planning her next project which is the Afterglow graphic novel. Meet K Lynn Smith by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Cincinnati native Josh Blaylock is returning home for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Founder of Devil’s Due Comics, Josh is an artist, writer, and publisher for numerous titles. His notable works are Mercy Sparx, Operation Nemesis, Igloo BBQ, The Circuit, and more. Meet Josh Blaylock by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist Joe Corroney is returning for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe’s work is most recognized in his Star Wars and Star Trek illustrations for comics, posters, trading cards, and more. His other projects and titles include X-Files, True Blood, and GI Joe for IDW, as well as Doctor Who, Farscape, The Phantom, and Crimson Dynamo for other publishers and numerous more publications. Meet Joe Corroney by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Artist John Beatty will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Working along with Cincinnati Comic Expo guest Mike Zeck, John did ink and cover art for Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars. He has also had numerous projects with Marvel and DC over the years including Captain America, The Punisher, The Nam, The Adventures of Superman, Batman, G.I. Joe, and more! Meet John Beatty by getting your tickets to the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo.

 

Comic artist and creator Joe Benitez is returning to the Queen City for the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Joe is widely recognized as the creator of Wraithborn, Lady Mechanika, and the co-creator on Weapon Zero. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications, such as Titans and Superman/Batman with DC, Magdalena and The Darkness with Image Comics, and Aspen Comics’ Soulfire.

Previously announced guests include: Karl UrbanLevar Burton, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Summer Glau, Cobie Smulders, Tom Grummett, Art Baltazar, David Michael Beck, John Bolton, Amy Chu, Jose Delbo, Rick Leonardi, Alejandro Rosado, Alex Saviuk, Michael Zeck, and more

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

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For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

UT – Black Cat Comics Signing

Black Cat Comics hosts these amazing comic creators on this very special signing on Wednesday April 25th @ 11am-2pm Come meet :

Morgan Beem – Family Trade
Jorge Corona – No.1 with a Bullet, Goners, Feathers, We Are Robin, Old Man Jack, Adventure Time, Flash, Nightwing
Ryan Cady – Warhammer, Magdalena, Adventure Time, Big Moose
Phillip Sevy– The House, Tomb Raider, Paradox
David Stoll – Danger This Way, Spread

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Black Cat Comics
2261 S Highland Dr, Ste A, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 461-4228

Image Announces Panel & Signing Schedule for SDCC 2017

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to return to San Diego this year for San Diego Comic-Con on Wednesday, July 19th through Sunday, July 23rd. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#2729):
* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability.

  • CROSSWIND #1 by Gail Simone & Cat Staggs, cover by Staggs, $10 (+tax)
  • MOONSTRUCK #1 by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle, cover by Kate Leth, $10 (+tax)

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • AD: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire, $40 (+tax)
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, cover by Shaw, $35 (+tax)
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, cover by Phillips, $35 (+tax)
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, cover by Takeda, $35 (+tax)
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña, cover by Opeña, $35 (+tax)

LIMITED* MERCHANDISE:
* Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 (+tax)
  • IMAGE ICON t-shirt, $25 (+tax)
  • IMAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY tote, $12 (+tax)
  • IMAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY t-shirt, $25 (+tax)
  • IMAGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY lapel pin, $10 (+tax)

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics: Creating The Future of Comics
Thursday, July 20 @ 2-3 p.m.
Location: 23ABC

How do you make comics the Image Comics way? Doug Wagner (PLASTIC), Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND), Cat Staggs (CROSSWIND), and Gail Simone (CROSSWIND) are going to discuss collaboration, planning, drawing, and how to make sure that what you’re creating is something you can believe in.

Image Comics: Excellence in Storytelling
Friday, July 21 @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: 23ABC

Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Marjorie Liu (MONSTRESS), Dustin Nguyen (DESCENDER), Marc Bernardin (GENIUS), Amy Reeder (ROCKET GIRL), and Greg Hinkle (BLACK CLOUD) are some of the best storytellers around. Their stories are hilarious, wrenching, exciting, and heart-breaking in equal measure. These creators make the kinds of comics you love to read, and they’ll share their tips and techniques in this can’t-miss panel.

The Official Image Comics Panel
Saturday, July 22 @ 1-2 p.m.
Location: 7AB

What’s new at Image Comics? What’s going on in the comics industry? How do you break into comics? Come listen to Ed Brubaker (KILL OR BE KILLED), Tini Howard (MAGDALENA), Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY), Sina Grace (NOTHING LASTS FOREVER), and Nicola Scott (BLACK MAGICK) discuss their work, the industry, and even more in this packed panel.

Robert Kirkman & Todd McFarlane in Conversation
Saturday, July 22 @ 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: 6DE

Todd McFarlane, the creator of SPAWN, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of THE WALKING DEAD, sit down for a one-on-one chat that absolutely cannot be missed! These two titans have forever changed the comics industry, in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? This intimate panel has all the answers and more.

Image Comics: Your New Favorite Series
Sunday, July 23 @ 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Location: 5AB

What’s your favorite book from Image Comics? Are you ready to meet your next favorite series? Drop in on this panel and listen to Cullen Bunn (REGRESSION), Jim Mahfood (GRRL SCOUTS), Grace Ellis (MOONSTRUCK), and Shae Beagle (MOONSTRUCK) tell you about their new projects, discuss creating, and recommend favorite comics of their own.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#2729):
*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing. No CGC, CBCS or other witnessing/grading services in line.

THURSDAY, JULY 20

11 – 11:45 AM, Joshua Williamson (wristband req.)
11 – 11:45 AM, Jason Edmiston

12 – 1 PM, Robert Kirkman (wristband req., 3-item limit.)

2-2:45 PM, Sina Grace

3-3:45 PM, Nick Dragotta

4-4:45 PM, Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (wristband req.)
4-4:45 PM, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr

FRIDAY, JULY 21

10-10:45 AM, Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

11-11:45 AM, Skottie Young (wristband req.)

12-12:45 PM, Eduardo Risso
12-12:45 PM, Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner

1-1:45 PM, Tony Parker
1-1:45 PM, Ed Brubaker (wristband req.)

2-2:45 PM, Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw & John J. Hill (wristband req.)
2-2:45 PM, Brenden Fletcher & Babs Tarr
2-2:45 PM, Brandon Thomas & Juan Gedeon

3-3:45 PM, Gail Simone & Cat Staggs (wristband req.)
3-3:45 PM, Tim Seeley
3-3:45 PM, Joshua Williamson

4-4:45 PM, Scott Snyder & Jock (wristband req., 3-item limit.)
4-4:45 PM, Jeff Lemire (wristband req.)
4-4:45 PM, Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung (wristband req.)

5-7 PM, Todd McFarlane, Greg Capullo & Jason Shawn Alexander (wristband req., limited 1 item per person & must be over 13 years. Free Limited Edition Poster for all wristband holders. No sketches.)

SATURDAY, JULY 22

10-10:45 AM, Matt Wagner (wristband req.)

11-11:45 AM, Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire (wristband req., 3-item limit.)

12-2 PM, Todd McFarlane (wristband req., limited 1 item per person & must be over 13 years. No sketches.)

2-3 PM, Robert Kirkman (wristbands req., 3-item limit)

3-3:45 PM, Ed Brubaker (wristbands req.)
3-3:45 PM, Jason Latour (wristbands req., 3-item limit)
3-3:45 PM, Chris Pasetto, Christian Cantamessa, Lukas Ketner

4-4:45 PM, Joe Harris, Megan Hutchinson, Kelly Fitzpatrick
4-4:45 PM, Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda (wristbands req.)

5-5:45 PM, Chynna Clugston-Flores

SUNDAY, JULY 23

10-10:45 AM, Chris Dingess

11-11:45 AM, Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

12-12:45 PM, Skottie Young (wristbands req.)

1-1:45 PM, Meredith Gran
1-1:45 PM, Ivan Brandon

2-2:45 PM, Bryan Lee O’Malley & Leslie Hung
2-2:45 PM, Donny Cates (wristbands req.)

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Buccellato, Brian: BB-20
Burnham, Chris: HH-18
Davis, Shane: EE-17
Dos Santos, Mark: GG-21
Greenwood, Justin: BB-21
Harris, Joe: EE-20
Howard, Tini: AA-06
Lee, Janet: EE-05
Neely, Tom: FF-05
Nguyen, Dustin: CC-01
Portacio, Whilce: HH-01

THE CBLDF WELCOME PARTY:

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. on Thursday, July 20, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives! RSVP now: https://cbldf-sdcc2017.eventbrite.com

NC – Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 Signing

Writer Tini Howard (The Skeptics, Power Rangers: Pink), appears at Memory Lane Comics on Saturday, July 8th at 1:00 PM to sign copies of her hilarious new comic, RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT from Oni Press!

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Memory Lane Comics
5214 Market St, Ste 105, Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 392-6647

UT – Black Cat Comics 13th Anniversary

Matt Miner (Liberator, Toe Tag Riot, GWAR: Orgasmageddon), Katy Rex (Jade Street Protection Services, She Changed Comics), Tini Howard (Skeptics, Magdalena, Rick & Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It!), Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Quantum Teens Are Go!), Eric Palicki (No Angel, Orphans), and Sleazy P. Martini (Member of GWAR) appear at Black Cat Comics for the shop thirteenth anniversary on Saturday, June 10, 2017! The limited exclusive variant cover to GWAR: Orgasmageddon #1 will be available for sale.

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Black Cat Comics
2261 S Highland Dr, Ste A, Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 461-4228

UK – Lady Mechanika Signing

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JOE BENITEZ will be signing LADY MECHANIKA comics at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Friday November 6th from 6 – 7pm.

The tabloids dubbed her “Lady Mechanika“, the sole survivor of a mad scientist’s horrific experiments that left her with mechanical limbs. Having no memory of her captivity or her former life, Mechanika eventually built a new life for herself as a private detective, using her unique abilities to solve cases the police couldn’t or wouldn’t handle. But she never stopped searching for the answers to her own past.

Set in turn of the century England, a time when magic and superstition clashed with new scientific discoveries and inventions, Lady Mechanika is about a young woman’s search for her own identity as she solves other mysteries involving science and the supernatural.

Joe Benitez is an American comic book artist who has worked on such titles as Titans (DC Comics), Magdalena (Image Comics), and Soulfire (Aspen Comics). He is also the creator of the modern fantasy Wraithborn and the steampunk series Lady Mechanika.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – Free Comic Book May 2014

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Collector’s Paradise celebrates Free Comic Book MAY once again this year. Big sales and comic creator signings every Saturday during the month of May.

Saturday May 3rd FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

Artist sketching from 12-3pm. Sketches are FREE, one per child, on  backing board. Blank cover comics available at the register for $8 each or 3 for $20.

Valley Store: Mike Kunkel, Aaron Sowd, Scott Koblish

Pasadena Store: Sina Grace, Chris Moreno, Meg Hutchison

Saturday May 1oth FREE SUPERHERO COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Chris Burnham (Batman & Robin, Batman Inc. Elephantmen, Officer Downe, Hack/Slash)

Pasadena Store: Joe Benitez (JLA, Titans, Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)

Saturday May 17th FREE ALL-AGES COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Adventure Time Art Day

Pasadena Store: Ray Frisen (Fairy Tales I Just Made Up, Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chickens, Cupcakes of Doom)

Saturday May 24th FREE INDIE COMIC DAY:

Valley Store: Joe Pezzula, James Ninness, Mike Fountain, Marcel Losada (In Sanity, AZ GN Crew)

Rob Harrington & Giulie Speziani (Ginger Rabbit Studio)

Pasadena Store: Chris Moreno & Aubrey Sitterson (Worth Original GN)

Collector’s Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105

7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

CA – FCBD: Ten Grand Signing

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J. Michael Strazcynski, Philip Tan, Rahsan Ekedal, and more sign at Collector’s Paradise on on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!

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Press Release:

Collector’s Paradise FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Signing event is from 12pm to 3pm, while the sale and free comics are from 11am to 7pm, regular store hours. This year, in addition to the FREE Books, we’ll be hosting the following talented creators:

J. Michael Strazcynski – Creator of Babylon 5 TV Show, creator/writer of the hot new series TEN GRAND, as well as Rising Stars, Midnight Nation, writer on Superman Earth One HCs, Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Superman.

Philip Tan – Artist on DC’s NEW 52 Savage Hawkman, and the new Masters of the Universe series, as well as Uncanny X-Men, Spawn, Batman & Robin, and many more.

Rahsan Ekedal – artist on the hot new series THINK TANK, as well as Top Cow’s ECHOES and Pilot Season, Solomon Kane, Creepy and DC’s The Unexpected.

Andy Suriano – artist on DC’s Batman Brave & The Bold, Image Comics’ Charlatan’s Ball and Doc Bizarre MD, as well as an amazing animator.

Rick Basaldua – a fantastic inker on many projects from Top Cow (Artifacts, Magdalena, Darkness), as well as Marc Silvestri’s run on HULK.

Troy Peteri – an accomplished letterer, working with J. Michael Straczynski on TEN GRAND, as well as past projects, plus many titles in the Top Cow library of books.

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306

NYC – Magdalena Signing

December 14, 2011 by  
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Nelson Blake II signs at Manhattan Comics on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012!

Manhattan Comics and More!
10-12 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-460-5322

TX – Magdalena Signing

December 14, 2011 by  
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David Marquez signs at Austin Books & Comics on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012!
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78751

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