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SPECIAL GUESTS WAVE 3 IS HERE!
20 More Guests Announced for Comic-Con International 2014!
Comic-Con International introduces 20 more guests for the 2014 event, to be held July 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. This brings our 2014 list to 60 amazing guests! This third wave of guests for 2014 includes a pair of bona fide comics legends, creators from mainstream and alternative comics, graphic novels, and comic strips, plus one of the most popular Young Adult series authors. For complete bios and larger photos of these guests, please click here to visit our CCI 2014 Special Guests page!
Neal Adams, artist, Batman, X-Men, Ms Mystic
Sergio Aragonés, cartoonist, Groo, MAD, Sergio Aragonés Funnies
Ray Billingsley, cartoonist, Curtis
Greg Capullo, artist, Batman, Spawn
Mark Evanier, writer/producer, Garfield; Kirby: King of Comics
Athena Finger, granddaughter of Bill Finger, co-creator of Batman
Kelley Jones, artist, Batman, Deadman
Michael Lark, artist, Daredevil, Gotham Central, Lazarus
Jae Lee, artist, Batman/Superman, The Inhumans
Mike Mignola, creator/writer/artist, Hellboy
Bryan Lee O’Malley, writer/artist, Scott Pilgrim series, Seconds
Rina Piccolo, cartoonist, Tina’s Groove, Six Chix
Joe Quesada, chief creative officer, Marvel Entertainment
Veronica Roth, author, Divergent series
Scott Shaw!, artist, Captain Carrot; comics historian, Oddball Comics
Dan Slott, writer, Superior Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man
Brian Stelfreeze, artist, Shadow of the Bat, Daymen
Jim Steranko, writer/artist, S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America
Brian K. Vaughan, writer, Y, The Last Man, Saga; executive producer, Under the Dome
G. Willow Wilson, writer, Ms. Marvel, Air, Alif the Unseen
- See more at: http://www.comic-con.org/toucan/20-more-guests-announced-comic-con-international-2014-0#sthash.N30SGPp9.dpuf
Big Wow! ComicFest is proud to announce two new guests to this year’s convention, writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark! Greg and Michael are co-creators on the popular new book LAZARUS from Image Comics.
Greg Rucka is the author of twenty novels, the latest of which, BRAVO, will be released in July, as well as more comic books than any sane person can count. In addition to critically acclaimed runs on such mainstream titles as Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, The Punisher, Adventures of Superman, and Wolverine, he’s the creator of several original series, including Queen & Country, Whiteout (with Steve Lieber), and Stumptown (with Matthew Southworth).
Michael Lark is the Eisner and Harvey Awards winning artist of LAZARUS from Image Comics, which he co-created with writer Greg Rucka. He is also known his for work on several other titles, including Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Stephen King’s Dark Tower at Marvel, and Gotham Central, Scene of the Crime, Batman: Nine Lives and Terminal City at DC.
Big Wow! ComicFest - The Original Artist Friendly Convention – returns to San Jose May 17th & 18th, 2014, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, 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, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the only major comics event in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.
Splash Page Comic Art will have three booths assigned to number 2405 on the right side of the hall near entrance 3A.
Charlie Adlard will be sketching exclusively at our booth during the show. Lee Bermejo, Ken Kristensen, Michael Lark, M.K. Perker, Greg Rucka, Goran Sudzuka, and Joe Quinones will all be signing at our booths during the convention. Joe will only be appearing and sketching on Thursday and Friday.
NYCC Sketch Details & Signing Schedules (This is the updated & complete schedule & sketch information as of 10-2-13)
ALL COMMISSIONS FOR ALL ARTISTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT NYCC. WE WILL NOT SHIP ANY PIECES.
Artist of Batman 66, FF, Captain Marvel, Star Wars & much more.
Will only be signing & drawing Thurs & Fri.
Joe’s commission list We have a couple openings left for commissions, on a first come basis. Email here if interested
Head Sketch — Black & White (pen & ink on paper) – $50
Toned (rendered in Copic marker and/or watercolor, inks laid over top) – $100
Half Figure/Torso – B&W $125 –Toned $225
Full Figure – B&W $225 –Toned $375
Joe’s signing schedule:
7:00pm – 9pm Thursday night
10am – 12:30pm Friday
Artist of Ghosted by Image, Y the Last Man, Hellblazer, A.D.D & Wolverine.
Goran’s commission list He has 8 spots left in total for the rest of the show Email here to signup
All commission choices must be drawn on blank comic book sketch covers. The options are:
$50 for headshot, $75 for bust, $125 for full figure, $50 for additional character or background. Previous commission samples can be seen here
Goran’s signing schedule:
Thursday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Sunday 10:30am – 12:30pm
Artist of Lazarus, Daredevil, Gotham Central, and much more. Signing schedule below.
11 x 14″ or smaller 1 character 3/4 or full figure – no background $150
11 x 17″ 1 character 3/4 or full figure no background $300
Due to Michael’s full signing schedule for the convention and Image, he will not be able to take on many convention commissions at the show. The best chance to get a commission would be to pre-pay & signup in advance so he can start on them now.
Michael Lark’s Signing Schedule:
Friday 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Artist of Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth by Image, The Unwritten, Air and Cairo, all by Vertigo.
M.K.’s commission list Email here to signup
Commissions will be
1 character 8 1/2 X 11 art board (or blank sketch comic) with basic background in pencils & inks/markers for $200 + $100 for extra characters or detailed backgrounds.
Email me for larger requests.
Ken Kristensen & M.K. Perker Signing Schedule
Thursday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday 4:30 - 6:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Sunday 10:30am – 12:30pm
Artist of The Walking Dead
Charlie’s sketch information: We will hand out tickets to those interested in getting a sketch starting 15 minutes prior to each sketch session. One ticket per person will be given. We will draw the numbers of ticket randomly that Charlie feels he’ll be able to finish in the time frame that we have for that session. If you are chosen, you will be asked to pay for your sketch, and will then need to wait while Charlie draws it for you.
Charlie will be drawing sketches of 1 character with no/limited backgrounds on 11 x 14″ or smaller for $300. Please do not ask for additional characters or specific backgrounds.
Signing time: Thursday 10/10/13: 7:30pm-9:00pm (no sketches)
Friday 10/11/2013: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Saturday 10/12/2013: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Sunday may be signing only & will determined after Sat’s sketching opportunity.
Sunday 10/13/2013: 12:30am-1:30pm
Artist of Batman: Noel, The Joker HC, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, and much more.
Lee’s signing schedule:
Sketching- A full commission opportunity was offered through ebay and has been filled.
If you are wanting to be the first to find out when new art arrives, or about convention information, you can find us on Facebook as Splash Page Comic Art and follow us on Twitter as @splashpageart
Hero Initiative is traveling to the Big Apple to attend New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, October 10th-13th. Hero has a whole lot going on throughout the city to raise money for comic creators in medical and financial need.
Anchoring our booth throughout the weekend is artist Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead). Charlie is journeying all the way from the UK to herald the release of The Walking Dead 100 Project. Make sure you get to the Hero Initiative booth, #1759, to get your copy and signature from Charlie!
In addition, Hero is the ONLY place to find the legendary Golden Age Superman artist Al Plastino. Make sure you come by from 1-7 p.m. on Friday ONLY to meet the man himself!
Hero Initiative is working after hours both Friday and Saturday nights so YOU can party! On Friday October 11th, Image Comics and Multiversity Comics team up to bring you THE BIG NYCC Party to help raise money for Hero Initiative. A $10 cover gets you in to The Houndstooth Pub located on 8th Ave. between 36th and 37th, just a three-block walk from the Javits Center. Be there starting at 8 p.m. to party with some great Image Comics talent! And everyone through the door is automatically entered into a raffle to win a copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2013!
On Saturday October 12th, get to JHU Comics at 32 East 32nd St. for the launch party for Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger, Book One! Molly is the world’s most powerful 10-year-old girl and protector of the city of Coopersville. Copies of the graphic novel will be on sale for $19.99, with 25% of the proceeds benefitting Hero Initiative. The party, sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, Strathmore and Artograph, runs from 9 p.m ’til midnight, and writer/artist Jamal Igle will be on hand to sign copies! Another great way to spend your con weekend and help raise money for Hero!
Back at the convention center, hit the Titan Books booth anytime after noon Saturday to get your “Frogs” print signed and numbered by legendary artist Jim Steranko! Jim will sign and number 100 prints for Hero, available at $20 each, only at the Titan booth, #2142.
All weekend long, make sure you swing by The Artist’s Choice, booth #N107 at the entrance to Artist’s Alley. A great variety of artists will be signing all weekend for donations to Hero Initiative. Artists include Chris Batista, Colleen Doran, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Ron Garney, Keith Giffen, Klaus Janson, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Bob Layton, Steve McNiven, Jerry Ordway, George Pérez, John Romita Jr., Josef Rubinstein, Tom Smith, John Stanisci, and Dan Green. Please see The Artist’s Choice for specific dates and times.
And ALSO make sure you hit Splash Page Comic Art, booth #2405. They’ll be hosting signings all weekend with donations going to Hero Initiative. Artists include: Charlie Adlard, Lee Bermejo, Ken Kristensen, Michael Lark, M.K. Perker, Goran Sudzuka, and Joe Quinones. Please swing by the Splash Page Comic Art booth for specific dates and times.
Hero Initiative’s talent schedule for booth #1759 is:
THURSDAY, OCT. 10 (3:00-9:00 PM)
3:30-4:30: Charlie Adlard
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)
11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard
11:00-12:30: Jerry Ordway
1:00-7:00: Al Plastino
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 (10:00AM-7:00 PM)
1:00-2:30: Charlie Adlard
3:00-4:00: John Arcudi + James Harren
SUNDAY, OCT. 13 (10:00AM-5:00 PM)
11:00-12:00: Charlie Adlard
About The 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 $500,000 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.
Writer Greg Rucka appears at Beach Ball Comics on
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 beginning at 5:00pm to sign LAZARUS, the new creator-owned series from Image Comics!
Please note: artist Michael Lark will not appear as previously announced.
Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
Writer Greg Rucka and artist Michael Lark appear at Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 3:00 till 8:00 pm to celebrate the release of their new creator owned series Lazarus published by Image Comics! There will be a signing, a Q and A panel, and free prints to give away.
Gabi’s Olympic Cards & Comics
4230 Pacific Ave, Lacey, WA 98503
MICHAEL LARK and GORAN SUDZUKA will be guests of Splash Page Comic Art during New York Comic Con on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (October 12-14, 2012) at booth #1888. A NYCC convention map to our booth can be seen here:
Both will be sketching at the show, but we’ll be taking an advanced list.
Goran Sudzuka’s sketch and commission information is as follows:
Small head sketch in books – $10
Pencil drawing on 6×8 inches paper -$40
Commission, inked, on 10×15 inches drawing board -$100 for one character,
$50 for background or additional character
Goran’s list is open now. If you would like to pay in advance and provide us with the appropriate information via email here: we’ll get you signed up.
Pickup MUST be at the NYCC.
Michael Lark sketch and commission information is as follows:
9X12″ 1 character no background $75
11 x 14 1 character no background $125
11 x 17″ 1 character no background $150
Michael is starting a new list for each day of the show beginning Friday morning.
For the first time in eight years, we are partnering together again for a brand new Michael Lark sketchbook. They will be $10, and are signed & numbered, limited to 500 copies. Click on the link for more information.
Eisner Award nominated comic artist Michael Lark will be attending this year’s Big WOW! ComicFest in San Jose, California May 19-20, 2012. Michael will be set up at the Splash Page Comic Art booth.
Michael Lark adds to a growing list of recent artists who will be attending Big WOW! ComicFest. In the past few weeks Tim Sale, Joe Benitez, Dean Yeagle, Mike McKone, Dan Parsons, and John Livesay have also been added. They join a growing list of some of the most popular artist/creators in comics today, including Jim Lee (Sunday only), Juanjo Guarnido, Toshio Maeda, Bernie Wrightson, Frank Cho, Travis Charest, Kevin Nowlan, Tim Bradstreet, Thomas Jane, Steve Niles, Dan Brereton, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko, Joe Linsner, Aaron Lopresti, James O’Barr, Ryan Sook, Buzz, and many more. Click here for a full Guest List.
Advance tickets are available at a discount via BigWowComicfest.com or through many comic shops in the San Jose area. Click here for more information.
ABOUT Big WOW! ComicFest
“Big Wow! ComicFest” is by all accounts, an “old fashioned” comic book convention, with a special emphasis on the love for comic books, art and, most importantly, the creators. With a focus on creators, art and art related events and, this year, in association with the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, an “Avengers” Museum show on the Big Wow! convention floor, Big Wow! will be a comic book lover’s dream scenario.
Big Wow! ComicFest will occur on May 19th & 20th, 2012, at the San Jose Convention Center. This year’s stunning guest list sets a new standard for talent at a single convention and includes Jim Lee, Kevin Nowlan, Juanjo Guarnido, Bernie Wrightson, Steve Niles, Tim Bradstreet, Bob Layton, Joe Jusko, Joe Linsner, Ryan Sook, Frank Cho, Aaron Lopresti, Toshio Maeda, Liam Sharp, Sergio Aragones and many, many more. Check out the CAF created website at www.bigwowcomicfest.com for all the fun facts and information.
ABOUT Michael Lark
Please mark your calendars now to join us in 2010 on August 28th and 29th for the Baltimore Comic-Con’s 11th year. Confirmed guests include Michael and Laura Allred, Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho, Amanda Conner, Dan DiDio, Al Feldstein, Ron Garney, Michael Golden, Geoff Johns, Michael Lark, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, James Robinson, Jim Starlin, Mark Texeira, and Marv Wolfman.
Details on guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming leading up to the show can always be found at our website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and ComicSpace pages.