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  • The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

    Press Release:

    The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

    A FULL SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS CELEBRATING COMIC BOOKS & GRAPHIC NOVELS –
    AUTHORS, EVENTS, EDUCATION WORKSHOPS, INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS & MORE!

    MIAMI, September 14, 2010 –The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14-21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami and will again feature the popular Comix Galaxy.

    Art from the Vertigo title "Cuba My Revolution" will be on display

    The New York Times hailed the Miami Book Fair as the model for all book festivals. The Fair again broke new ground two years ago when it launched The Comix Galaxy, a program that celebrates the place of comics and graphic novels in American literature with panels, sessions for educators, workshops for kids and teens, and more.

    The Comix Galaxy invites teachers, librarians, parents, and comics and graphic novel creators to participate in the School of Comics, to be held on Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19.

    The first day of the School of Comics will be a Day of Education for teachers, librarians and parents on how to expand the academic curricula with graphic novels, and will be held on Thursday, November 18. Programming will be keynoted by Dr. William Ayers, education theorist, professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics. Also on this program will be James “Bucky” Carter, professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso and author of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels, Chris Schweizer, professor of Sequential Art and Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta and author of Crogan’s March, and Adam Johnson, professor of Creative Writing at Stanford University and co-editor of the Stanford University Graphic Novel Project. Practical examples of how comics and graphic novels have been integrated into curriculum will be part of this event as well as lists of titles that work in the classroom environment. The Day of Education will be moderated by Carol Fitzgerald, publisher of the popular website site GraphicNovelReporter.com.

    On Friday, November 19, a second day of School of Comics programming will address aspiring comics creators with an emphasis on established creators teaching their craft and talking about how to get published. Participating creators include Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers), Tracy White (How I Made It to Eighteen) and Raina Telgemeier (Smile).

    For the past two years, the weekend portion of The Comix Galaxy has presented panels by diverse and exciting creators from all facets of the comics and graphic novel industry. This year promises to be just as inspiring with David Axe (War Is Boring), Barry Deutsch (Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword), Sid Jacobson (Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography), Mat Johnson (Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story), Chip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal), Denis Kitchen (The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel (Cuba: My Revolution), Lars Martinson (Tonoharu), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Vanessa Davis (Make Me a Woman), Jaime Hernandez (The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death), Joan Hilty (Senior Editor, DC Comics/ Vertigo), Joe Sacco (Footnotes in Gaza), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor), Alex Simmons (Archie) and many others.

    Original drawings and final page blowups from the graphic novel Cuba: My Revolution (DC Comics/ Vertigo) by DeanHaspiel and Inverna Lockpez will be on display throughout the week of the Fair and beyond, part of an exhibition at Miami Dade College’s Center Gallery. Another exhibition will tie in with the Fair’s celebration of Mexican culture. It will consist of pages from a 12-issue comic book series about the Mexican Revolution by artist Jose Luis Pescador, written by some of the greats of contemporary Mexican literature.

    Another favorite, Kids’ Comic Con, returns from New York City with hands-on workshops and portfolio reviews! Last year’s crowd-pleasing activities got kids and teens drawing and writing alongside professional artists/teachers. Free and open to all over the three-day weekend Street Fair, November 19-21, Kids’ Comic Con is the place for every kid who dreams of creating the next Superman or Wimpy Kid.

    The return of School of Comics and Kids’ Comic Con to Comix Galaxy 2010 is part of the Miami Book Fair’s continued celebration of comics and graphic novels. We look forward to sharing more names of participating graphic novelists and comic book artists in the weeks to come.

    For updates on the Miami Book Fair, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528, or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

    MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL AND FLORIDA CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS

    Miami Book Fair International is the largest and is regarded as the finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading and writing throughout the year by consistently presenting quality literary activities open to all in South Florida. Literacy projects target children of all ages—from kindergarten to high school—as well as college students and adults. Established and emerging writers from South Florida and all over the U.S. read, lecture, and teach workshops. They work with K-12, MDC students, and diverse members of the community, helping to deepen their understanding of literature, and encouraging their work of writers at all stages of development. The Center envisions South Florida as a nexus of literary activity in the Americas and beyond, and will continue to champion its mission of promoting the advancement and appreciation of the literary arts in all forms.

    Miami Book Fair International is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners.

    ABOUT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

    Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings including The Miami Book Fair International, The Florida Center for the Literary Arts, The Miami International Film Festival, the Cultura del Lobo performance arts series, The Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 170,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. In 2006, MDC admitted its 1.5 millionth student.

    Dark Horse Schedule at NYCC 2010

    Frank Miller, David Lloyd, Jerry Robinson and more sign at the Dark Horse Booth #2023 at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, see you there!

    Friday, October 8th:
    2pm-3pm
    Jerry Robinson (Jet Scott)

    3pm-4pm
    Omar Francia, Mac Walters, Joe Quinones (Mass Effect: Redemption)

    4pm-5pm
    Frank Miller (Sin City, 300)

    5pm-6pm
    John Schnepp (Dethklok)

    Saturday, October 9th:

    11am-12pm
    Jim Shooter, Nate Piekos (Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom, Magnus, Robot Fighter)

    12pm-1pm
    Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden)
    1pm-2pm
    John Arcudi, Peter Snejbjerg (BPRD, Abe Sapien)

    2pm-3pm
    Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)

    3pm-4pm
    Morgan Spurlock (Supersized)

    4pm-5pm
    •Cast TBD, Andrew Dalhouse, Paul Tobin (Falling Skies)

    5pm-6pm
    Georges Jeanty (Buffy Season 8)

    6pm-7pm
    Jan Duursema, Dave Ross, Mark McKenna, Joe Quinones (Star Wars: Legacy, Star Wars: The Old Republic)

    Sunday, October 10th:

    10am-10:30am
    Jason Little (Motel Art Improvement Service)

    10:am-11am
    Mike Hawthorne (Conan)

    11am-11:30am
    Steve Morris (Serenity, The Occultist)

    11:30am-12pm
    Larry Marder (Bean World)

    12pm-12:30 pm
    Rick Leonardi (Aliens Vs. Predator)

    12:30pm-1pm
    Andy MacDonald (Terminator 1984)

    2pm-2:30pm
    Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja)

    2:30pm-3pm
    David Lloyd (Kickback)

    Excalibur Pocono Con 8 (September 2010)

    August 25, 2010 by  
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    Excalibur Pocono Con 8

    Saturday September 11, 2010

    VFW Post 161
    47 – 51 Owen Street
    Port Jervis, New York 12771

    10 am to 4 pm

    Easy loading and unloading – plenty of free parking

    Dealers only –
    Limited amount of 8 foot tables – 1st come 1st served.
    1/$50 2/$80 3/$100 – $10 per table thereafter

    No minimum bid auction around noon

    Door prizes

    Admission $2.00 per adult and teen. Children 12 and under FREE.

    FREE comic book with each paid admission.

    Guest – Mark McKenna – DC, Marvel & Archie
    More TBA

    Let’s make this a happy and profitable show.

    Contact information –
    Glenn Campbell
    570-588-3508 or glennandtammi@verizon.net

    Day of show phone # 570-309-7058

    Mark McKenna Guest at August 22 East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo

    August 11, 2010 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

    Press Release:

    Mark McKenna to Guest at Aug 22 East Hanover NJ Comic Book Expo

    The special guest at the August 22 East Hanover, NJ Comic Book Expo will be artist Mark McKenna. For over two decades Mark has laid pen to over 7,000 pages for Marvel and DC Comics. His work has graced top titles like Spider-Man, X-Men, Batman, Justice League and much more. His recent work also includes the wonderful children’s book “Bananatail”. He will be signing, sketching and selling original art all day long.

    For more info, check out www.markmckennaart.com and www.njcomicbookshows.com

    The Great Allentown Comic Con! Returns This Weekend

    Press Release:

    The Lehigh Valley’s Largest Comic and Pop Culture Con returns this weekend!

    Our 10,000 sq foot Show room – over 90 Tables loaded with Comics, Toys, Movies, Action Figures, Cards, Clothing and more!

    Lee Weeks

    Merchants Square Mall
    1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103

    Directions from the East taking route 78W
    -78W
    -Exit 57/Lehigh St
    -Keep Right toward Allentown City Center
    -Turn Right on Vultee St.
    -Arrive at Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103
    Directions from the West taking route 78E
    -78E
    -Exit 57/Lehigh St
    -Left at Lehigh St Exit -toward Allentown City Center
    -Turn Right on Vultee St.
    -Arrive at Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S. 12th St. Allentown, PA 18103

    Special Guests:
    Mark McKenna – Artist
    Lee Weeks – Artist
    Kenly Dillard – Artist
    Tedd Hazard – Creator/Artist
    Gus Fink – International Artist/toy designer
    Emi Boz – Artist
    Nick Mockoviak – Artist
    The Fraim Bros – Artists
    Steven Wilson – Author and Former DC Comic writer on Warlord and Star Trek!
    Ultimate Comics Group – Publisher
    Arch Nemesis – Publisher
    Seize Your Turn! â„¢ – Games and Gaming
    Comic Geek Speak – Comic and Industry News

    Deadpool art by Mark McKenna

    And Many More!

    Door Prizes!

    • First 50 Attendees receive a FREE comic!
    • Free World of Warcraft miniatures – While supplies last!

    Hourly Prizes include:

    • Limited Edition 13″ Green Lantern Figure
    • Limited Edition porcelain cast Batman busts
    • 9.6 CGC graded copy of Ultimate X-Men #1
    • Copies of Marvel Best of the Fantastic Four Edition and Marvel Visionaries – Stan Lee!
    • And Many More!

    Confirmed Dealers:

    Riverside Comics
    Zapp Comics
    Americas Most Wanted Collectibles
    The Encounter
    New World Manga
    Wrestling World
    Graphic Novel Discount
    Wild Pig Comics
    Comic Cubes
    Argo City Comics
    Mithrandir Comics
    Comic Warehouse
    Derek Woywood
    Joe Rogers
    Gary Platt
    Bob Fox
    Ryan Terlesky
    Mike Williams
    John Paul
    Steve Snyder
    Gene Carpenter
    Jason Shannon
    Dominic Abruzzese
    Tom Beverly

    And More!

    The Great Allentown Comic Con!

    2010 Baltimore Comic-Con Announces More Publishers and Guests

    Press Release:

    The 2010 Baltimore Comic-Con Announces More Publishers, Guests!

    Baltimore, Maryland – March 19, 2010 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is proud to announce the most recent set of publishers and guests for the 2010 convention. This August, we will welcome Dark Horse Comics, IDW, and Top Shelf Comix to Baltimore, joining already-announced publishers Image Comics, Boom! Studios, and Top Cow Productions.

    Additionally, come and meet new and returning guests Tom Brevoort (Executive Editor, Marvel Comics), Bernard Chang (Prince of Persia), Sean Chen (Nova), Mark Chiarello (Editor, DC Comics), Mike Choi (X-Force), Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One), Francesco Francavilla (The Green Hornet: Year One), Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics), Sterling Gates (Supergirl), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four), Greg Horn (Green Lantern), Adam Hughes (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (Supergirl), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Denis Kitchen (Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen), Barry Kitson (Iron Man 2 Prequel), Greg LaRocque (The Exiled), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Mike McKone (Avengers Academy), Bob McLeod (New Mutants Forever), Mark Morales (Siege), Chris Moreno (Toy Story), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Jeff Parker (Thunderbolts), Lauren Perry (Blank-ees), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Extinction), Chris Pitzer (Publisher, Adhouse Books), Paul Pope (Wednesday Comics), Jack Purcell (Gotham City Sirens), Mike Raicht (The Stuff of Legend), Tom Raney (Black Widow: Deadly Origin), Chris Roberson (I, Zombi), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Marvel Her-Oes), Jim Rugg (Afrodisiac), Tim Sale courtesy of Hero Initiative (Captain America White), Ian Sattler (Editor, DC Comics), Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship), Bob Schreck (Jurassic Park), Jim Shooter (Magnus, Robot Fighter), Andy Smith (WildC.A.T.S.), John K. Snyder III (The A-Team: Shotgun Wedding), Allison Sohn (Star Wars sketchcard artist), Billy Tan (Shadowland), Ben Templesmith sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics (Choker), Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Dexter Vines (Ultimate Avengers), Neil Vokes (Superman Adventures), Matt Wagner (The Green Hornet: Year One), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), and Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love).

    “Our guest list is really picking up momentum now,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We’re happy to be adding guests from past years and welcoming new ones this year too. We are especially proud to welcome new guests Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Jonathan Hickman this year, since we know that they will fit in with our great group of returning guests. If you are a comic book fan, you will want to be in Baltimore in August! Needless to say, we’re thrilled to welcome the Adhouse, Dark Horse, IDW, and Top Shelf crews back, and look forward to hearing what all of their latest and greatest projects will be.”

    Guests previously announced include: Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Sergio Aragones (Groo), Ivan Brandon (Nemesis: The Imposters), Jim Calafiore (Secret Six), Eric Canete (New Avengers: Luke Cage), Howard Chaykin (Black Kiss), Cliff Chiang (Greendale), Frank Cho (Ultimate Comics New Ultimates), Steve Conley (Star Trek Omnibus: The Original Series), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Dan DiDio (The Outsiders, Co-Publisher, DC Comics), Al Feldstein (MAD Magazine), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Michael Golden (Marvel 1602: Spider-Man), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Dean Haspiel (ACT-I-VATE), Geoff Johns (Blackest Night, Chief Creative Officer, DC Comics), J.G. Jones (DC Universe Legacies), Rich Koslowski (BB Wolf and the 3 LPs), Laura Martin (Girl Comics), Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Mark McKenna (Banana Tail), Terry Moore (Echo, SiP), Phil Noto (Avengers: The Origin), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Eric Powell (The Goon), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Stephane Roux (Zatanna), Louise Simonson (X-Factor Forever), Walter Simonson (Thor), Jim Starlin (Dreadstar), Brian Stelfreeze (The Authority: The Lost Year), Karl Story (Zatanna), Mark Texeira (X-Men: Origins), Billy Tucci (Shi), Doug Wagner (World of Warcraft: Horde), Mark Waid (Irredeemable, Editor-in-Chief, Boom! Studios), Marv Wolfman (New Teen Titans), and John Workman (Heavy Metal).

    In 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 at our website (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/baltimorecomics), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/baltimorecomiccon), MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/baltimorecomics), and ComicSpace (http://www.comicspace.com/baltimorecomicon) pages.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 28th.

    Contact Information
    Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

    press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution
    promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications
    registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations
    harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet
    general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con
    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 11th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 28-29, 2010. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 5 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

    MA – That’s FCBD

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    Mark McKenna, Bob Almond, and more sign on Saturday, May 1st. That’s Entertainment in Worcester, MA joins with thousands of comic book shops around the world to celebrate the unique American art form that is comic books. The day has been dubbed “Free Comic Book Day,” and its goal is to introduce as many people to the wonders of comic books as possible.

    When you visit That’s Entertainment on May 1st, you will find a great variety of free comics. There are comics for children, for families to enjoy together, for adults, and especially for people who think they would never read a comic book.

    Unlike video stores, bookstores, and movie theaters, comic book stores are usually independently owned and operated, with no national chains dominating the market. As a result, each store is as individual as its owner, a celebration of the incredible diversity in the comic book field. Those who think comic books are “just for kids” or “old-fashioned” will be pleasantly surprised by the broad range of reading material available at their local comic book store.

    Regular updates, information about comic books, and lists of participating publishers (and their comics) are all online at the FCBD website.

    Plus: Special Comic Book Creator Guests Appearing at That’s Entertainment in Worcester:

    Comic Book Inker: Mark McKenna.

    Comic Book Inker: Bob Almond

    Illustrator: Eric Merced

    Artist: Mark Marderosian

    Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10:00 am and runs until 8:00 pm at That’s Entertainment in Worcester. Call (508) 755-4207 for more information.

    That’s Entertainment, 244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609

    Albany Comic Con (April 2010)

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    Convention Albany Comic Con
    Convention Website http://www.myspace.com/comicbookshow
    Start Date 04/25/2010
    About This Convention: 10am to 4pm

    $3.00 admission

    Magic: The Gathering Tournament

    Convention Guests Confirmed Guest list.. Matthew Dow Smith, Terry Austin, Ron Marz, Todd Dezago, Keith Dallas, Joe St. Pierre, Bill Anderson, Joe Staton, Fred Hembeck, John Hebert, Lee Moder, Mark McKenna, Paul Harding, Saurav Mohapatra, Paul Abrams, Mike Borkowski, Nick Tapalanski, Jackie Santiago, Christian St. Pierre, Greg Blazer, Jim Whiting, Eric Kimble, Mark Holmes, David Rodriguez,Ken Branch,Bobby Timony,Peter Timony,Declan Shalvey..
    Venue Name Holiday Inn Wolf Road
    Venue Address 205 Wolf Road
    Albany, NY 12205
    United States
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 65
    Projected Attendance 300
    What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
    What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? – Anime
    – Collectibles
    – Gaming
    – Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Boston Comic Con Returns

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    dig-ad-oct091The Boston Comic Con is excited to announce its biggest guest list ever for its upcoming show on October 24-25, 2009. These comic book star creators are coming to New England’s largest comic convention to meet their fans and sign autographs.

    The Boston Comic Con is very happy to welcome TIM SALE – an Eisner award winning comic book artist well known for his “storytelling” collaboration with writer Jeph Loeb on numerous single issue comics and longer graphic novels featuring BATMAN, SUPERMAN, GRENDEL, DAREDEVIL, CATWOMAN and HULK. His work features dramatic use of light and shadow and he challenged the traditional conceptions of BATMAN and SUPERMAN – and their villainous adversaries – in the groundbreaking works BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN and SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS. His art has also been featured on the hit NBC Heroes. Tim has earned a wide following for his sometime unique take on superheroes. Tim will be appearing both days, so come on down and say hi!

    Living legend HERB TRIMPE comes to Boston Comic Con – In the 1960s, during the period known as the Silver Age of Comics, Trimpe was assigned to what became his signature character, the INCREDIBLE HULK – he went on to draw the character for a virtually unbroken run of over eight years. As a MARVEL COMICS mainstay, Herb drew nearly every starring character along with THE TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and SHOGUN WARRIORS. He’s most famously credited with the co-creation of the Marvel comic character “WOLVERINE” who later became a breakout star of the X-MEN. Stop by and meet this comic legend appearing both days at the show.

    DAVID MACK is a creative dynamo in the comics industry, unleashing ground breaking work on books such as DAREDEVIL and his creator owned KABUKI -With over 12 years spent professionally in the comics industry and more graphic novels than you can count, Mack has grown a large fan base and gained acclaim from all over the world. In addition to his comic work David Mack has also written the treatment for a “KABUKI” film – BCC welcomes this innovative talent.

    KHOI PHAM, one of MARVEL COMICS’ finest artists; a superstar who is considered to be one of Marvel’s “YOUNG GUNS” From X-FACTOR to the INCREDIBLE HERCULES to his whirlwind run on the Secret Invasion flashback chapters of MIGHTY AVENGERS – it is hard to believe that Khoi has had no formal training. Come meet this artist whose career in the comic field may have come quick, but by no means will be a short one. Welcome to Boston, Khoi!

    Boston Comic Con welcomes CLIFF CHIANG to our growing list of talented artists. A Harvard graduate, Cliff was formerly an assistant editor at DC COMICS before he made the leap to freelance illustrator. In his time as an artist, he has drawn such diverse characters as BATMAN, THE SPECTRE, RED SONJA, GRENDEL, SWAMP THING and WONDER WOMAN. Cliff most recently illustrated the GREEN ARROW / BLACK CANARY series for DC COMICS and is currently working on a graphic adaptation of Neil Young’s GREENDALE. A fan favorite, he will be appearing both days!

    BCC welcomes comic artist and designer GEOF DARROW! Winner of three EISNER awards, his first which he shared with Frank Miller for HARD BOILED, his second in 1996 for BIG GUY & RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT and his most recent (2006) for his self – penned series SHAOLIN COWBOY, featuring Geof’s trademark ultra-violence, irony and meticulous level of detail. Darrow was also credited as ‘Conceptual Designer’ on all three MATRIX movies showcasing his visual style. A true talent not to be missed.

    STEPHANE ROUX is a French comic book artist who is known mostly for his cover work for MARVEL, DC and SEMIC comics. He has worked on such titles as WITCHBLADE: BLOODOATH as well as SIBILA and STRANGERS in the SEMIC pocket publications-His most recent works have included cover artist on BIRDS OF PREY, and COUNTDOWN TO FINAL CRISIS for DC comics. Let’s show this continent hopper what a real AMERICAN comic show is like!

    MIKE McKONE has penciled many titles including JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL for DC COMICS and PUNISHER WAR ZONE for MARVEL COMICS. However it was his work of Marvel’s EXILES which brought him instant attention, and led him to work on DC’s TEEN TITANS and Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR. His most recent credits include AMAZING SPIDER-MAN and covers for DEADPOOL: SUICIDE KINGS and PUNISHER.

    JIM CALAFIORE gained notoriety with Valiant’s X-O: MAN-O-WAR and ARMORIES. Following his time with Valiant, Calafiore moved over to MARVEL taking his “metallic” style to IRON MAN. After a long stint on DC’s AQUAMAN with writer Peter David, he returned to the “House of Ideas” as the co-penciller on the reality hopping series EXILES. This DC exclusive artist is currently illustrating the darker side of Gotham City and BATMAN’S rouges in the GOTHAM UNDERGROUND mini series.

    ERIC CANETE got his professional start working in animation when he was just a 17-year old kid – not even out of high school yet! Eric has done storyboards, backgrounds and designs for shows like JUSTICE LEAGUE, TEEN TITANS, THE BATMAN, and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES. His full time job is with CARTOON NETWORK on the re-launched BEN 10. Along with his animation work he continues with his first love – COMICS! Check out his IRON MAN: ENTER THE MANDARIN series for Marvel with those funky art deco covers and his run on the END LEAGUE from Dark Horse comics. View his ultra cool web site for more on Eric Canete.

    CRAIG ROUSSEAU began his career at DC Comics on such titles as IMPULSE, HARLEY QUINN, BATMAN BEYOND, and GOTHAM ADVENTURES. He is currently working on IRON MAN: ARMOR WARS after a successful run on SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE written by Terry Moore. Craig is also the co-creator of the indy comic hit THE PERHAPANAUTS.

    SCOTT WEGENER is the co-creator of KILLER OF DEMONS and the Eisner Awards-nominated ATOMIC ROBO. He recently worked on PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL and the 70th anniversary issue of HUMAN TORCH for Marvel Comics.

    ROB STULL is a fourteen year comic book industry veteran, who has worked for every major publisher. As an inker Rob’s comic book projects include: SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN, IRON MAN, UNCANNY X-MEN, and WOLVERINE all for Marvel Comics. Other projects include: 52, SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, NIGHTWING, and FIRESTORM for DC Comics and TELLOS for Image Comics.

    MARK MCKENNA is the creator of the children’s book character Banana-Tail. Mark has been a professional in the comics industry for close to 25 years and has worked on over 8,000 pages. He is currently working on SECRET SIX for DC Comics and for Archie Comics.

    NORMAN LEE has been a professional comics creator for close to 15 years. He has worked on every major character in the Marvel Universe. He is currently working on EXILES for Marvel Comics.

    BOB ALMOND is the founding father of the Inkwell Awards. He has also been a professional inker for the past 15 years. He has worked most recently for IDW on STAR TREK and on THE PHANTOM.

    The Boston Comic Con is in its third year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 13,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday October 24th and Sunday October 25th at the Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $10 each day. Children 10 and under are free. For more information please go to www.bostoncomiccon.com.

    Baltimore Comic-Con Announces Guests for 2009

    August 17, 2009 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Maryland, Top Stories

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    Baltimore, Maryland – August 12, 2009 – The Baltimore Comic-Con staff have been busily working on arranging the Harvey Awards, accommodations, promotions, partnerships, exhibitors, and guests, and we’re behind announcing much of it! While there are a number of things still in the development stages, here’s some information we can share now.

    Hotel Accommodations
    A new feature of our on-line presence this year, the Baltimore Comic-Con is now providing a gateway to hotel accommodations around the Baltimore Convention Center! From our main webpage, click on the “Hotels” link (http://www.baltimorecomiccon.com/hotels.htm). This helpful tool enables you to request rooms on-line, compare prices, and review descriptions, amenities, and locations. We encourage those of you traveling from outside of the region to take advantage of this added convenience.

    Guests
    Last month, we announced a number of today’s top Marvel creators attending the show, including Jason Aaron (Wolverine), Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers), Frank Cho (Ultimates 4), David Finch (Ultimatum), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), and Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man). We’re bringing in an amazing slate of first-time guests this year for you to meet, including Mike and Laura Allred (Madman), Doug Braithwaite (Wolverine: Origins), Pat Broderick (Vincent Price Presents), Jo Chen (New Avengers: The Reunion), Jimmy Cheung (New Avengers: Illuminati), J.M. DeMatteis (Daredevil), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Jan Duursema (Star Wars: Legacy), Sarah Dyer (Superman Adventures), Steve Englehart (Avengers), Bob Fingerman (Recess Pieces), Kathryn Immonen (Runaways), Scott Koblish (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds), Tom Mandrake (The Outsiders), Larry Marder (Beanworld), Laura Martin (Thor), Kevin Nowlan (The Spirit), Whilce Portacio (Spawn), Buddy Prince (Night), Brian Pulido (Lady Death), Ian Sattler (Final Crisis: Aftermath), Marc Silvestri (Witchblade), Peter Tomasi (Blackest Night: Batman), Jim Valentino (Shadowline Comics), Rob Venditti (The Surrogates), Len Wein (Justice League of America), and Brian Wood (sponsored by Laughing Ogre Comics, Northlanders).

    You’ll also see many returning guests, such as Dick Ayers (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos), Jim Calafiore (Batgirl), Nick Cardy (Aquaman), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), Sean Chen (Dark Reign: Fantastic Four), Cliff Chiang (Green Arrow & Black Canary), Chris Claremont (X-Men Forever), Steve Conley (Star Trek: Year Four), Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Todd Dezago (Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man), Al Feldstein (Mad), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Ron Garney (Wolverine: Weapon X), Bryan J.L. Glass (Mice Templar), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Cully Hamner (Detective Comics), Tony Harris (Ex Machina), Dean Haspiel (The Alcoholic), Adam Hughes (Power Girl), Stuart Immonen (New Avengers), Georges Jeanty (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Joe Jusko (Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), Scott Kurtz (PvP), Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), Greg LaRocque (Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man), Steve Lieber (Underground), Luna Brothers (The Sword), David Mack (Kabuki), Ron Marz (Witchblade), Sean McKeever (Teen Titans), Mark McKenna (BananaTail), Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man), Bob McLeod (New Mutants), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Mark Morales (Secret Invasion), Doug Murray (Jungle Girl Season 2), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Phil Noto (Batgirl), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex), Jeff Parker (Agents of ATLAS), Dan Parsons (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Comics Armor Wars), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tom Raney (Dark Reign: Hawkeye), Alex Robinson (Too Cool to be Forgotten), James Robinson (Superman), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), Craig Rousseau (Iron Man & The Armor Wars), Stephane Roux (Amazing Spider-Man), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Tim Sale (Heroes), Scott Christian Sava (Dreamland Chronicles), Walt Simonson (Thor), Andy Smith (Dean Koontz’s Nevermore), Jim Starlin (Strange Adventures), Brian Stelfreeze (Final Crisis Aftermath: Ink), Karl Story (Batman: Streets of Gotham), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Billy Tucci (Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion), Dexter Vines (Wolverine), Neil Vokes (The Black Forest), Doug Wagner (The Ride), Matt Wagner (Grendel), Mark Waid (The Incredibles), and Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing).

    Guest of Honor
    We’re proud and ecstatic to announce that our tenth anniversary headliner is George Perez (Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds)! George was one of our guests in our first year, and has returned numerous times over the past 10 years. In addition to headlining the show, George will be providing the artwork for our program in 2009!

    “What an incredible line-up we’ve arranged for our 10th anniversary show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We have been chugging along, building the guest list, working with the city of Baltimore on the hotel program, coordinating the Harvey Awards, and a million other little things involved with getting things ready for October.”

    In coming weeks, look for ongoing announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting added guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.

    This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held October 10-11, 2009. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, October 10th.

    As we continue to get ready for this year’s show, we would like to remind you to mark your calendar for next year’s Baltimore Comic-Con dates: August 28-29, 2010.

    About The Baltimore Comic-Con

    The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 10th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held Oct 10-11, 2009. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

    About The Harvey Awards
    The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 4 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

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