Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention Returns in 2014 with Tribute to Joe Kubert

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Press Release:

The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. The auction will be happening at 2:30PM in the cafeteria.

We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.

This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Here is our guest list with many more comic creators to join the list:
Walt Simonson
Joe Staton
Herb Trimpe
Tom Palmer
Jack C. Harris
Bob Wiacek
Trevor Von Eeden
Steve Mannion
John Workman
Doug Baron
Mike Lilly
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Pinaha
Paul Bonono
Rick Man
Glen Whitmore
Janet Hamlin
Rudy Nebres
James Sherman
Dave Bullock
Eric Battle
Joe Giella (tent.)
Dennis Colero (tent.)
Elaine Lee

And many more to come…

Many of our guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and most exciting comic-con around. You will have unheard of access to comic creators with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator is at The Hawthorne Convention you can be sure they love comics and they love meeting fans!
Here is all the important information you need:

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
10AM-4PM
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

Google or Mapquest the directions, we are easy to get to by car or train. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station.

Wonderful food is available within walking distance in downtown Hawthorne, just three blocks away so you can stay the whole day.

For more info contact Allan Rosenberg at: arosenberg@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

HeroesCon 2011 Continues to Expand Guest List

HeroesCon announced over 20 new guest additions this week to an already enormous guest list! Included are superstars like Neal Adams, Jim Starlin, Tim Sale, and many more! HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!

Press Release:

HeroesCon is very happy to announce that Neal Adams will be attending HeroesCon 2011! Neal is a living legend known for bringing a realism to superhero comics that didn’t exist before his arrival. Illustrating classic comics like Green Lantern #76 (pictured), Strange Adventures (creating the definitive look for Deadman), and many more, Neal went on to be DC’s primary cover artist during the 70?s. He later went on to found Continuity Comics and most recently he is writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey at DC Comics.

Scott Hampton’s gorgeous work was recently seen in the pages of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Try to catch Scott painting on our art stage for the Annual Art Auction.  He always creates something spectacular!

Painter Erik Jones has quickly made a name for himself in comics with his gorgeous covers for books like Hack/Slash, Witchblade, and Unkown and is currently doing covers for the new Elric series.

Heidi MacDonald is the brains behind the fantastic comics news site The Beat. Always insightful and informative, she has guided the site through it’s many incarnations while remaining a great resource to the comics industry and it’s fans.

David Mack is an Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling painter, writer, and cartoonist behind Kabuki, The Shy Creatures, numerous Daredevil arcs, and much more.

Writer Ben McCool has been doing tons of work lately, namely Memoir, Captain America: The Korvac Saga, and Choker.

Chris Moreno’s work has appeared in ZombieBomb 4: Dark Daze, Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image.  His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.

Jeff Parker is no stranger to regular HeroesCon attendees or anyone that’s read a Marvel comic in the last few years for that matter! Since the success of his creator-owned The Interman, Jeff has gone on to write Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas and many other titles. One of my personal favorites is Mysterius the Unfathomable, with artist Tom Fowler.

We’re excited to welcome Tim Sale back to HeroesCon this summer. Besides extraordinarily popular books like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, Tim also did the paintings (with Dave Stewart) for the Isaac character on the television series Heroes.

Also added this week:

Jason “Spyda” Adams- sculptor

Josh Adams- creator of In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve, artist on House of Mystery #13.

Scott Hanna - inker of titles such as Detective Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Nova and many other Marvel and DC comics.

Norman Lee – inker of titles such as X-Men, Namor, New Mutants, DCU Online Legends and many more.

Mike Lilly – artist on books like Black Terror, Annihilation Conquest: Quasar, Vampirella, Punisher, and Batman.

David Malki! is the author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips. In 2008, the Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award — the highest honor in comics — for “Best Humorous Publication.” He’s also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010 thanks to an innovative grassroots marketing campaign.

J.D. Mettler- colorist on Ex Machina, The Talisman, JSA, War Heroes, Down, and many more.

Bill Neville- artist and co-creator of the Explorers

Joe Pruett – Desperado Publishing

Jim Starlin – writer/ artist on titles like Dreadstar, Breed, Batman, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel and many more.

Gary Reed- is the author of many titles with the most notable being Saint Germaine, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, and Baker Street.

Sara Richard- artist on Zombie Bomb and sketch cards for Marvel’s Dangerous Divas and Betty Page.

Art Thibert- inker on titles such as Ulitmate Spider-Man, X-Factor, X-Men and many more.

Wayne Vansant- artist on The ‘Nam

Alexis Ziritt- creator of Rudo and Mekano Turbo. Founder of Fistful Apparel.

Boston Comic Con 2011 – 30 Days and Counting!

Press Release:

J SCOTT CAMPBELL Added to BCC Guest List!

March 1, 2011 (Boston, MA) – J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to Boston Comic Con 2011! One of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his New England fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his first book, Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued wth his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Spider-Man, Wolverine, GI Joe, and many more! Be sure to catch his panel with fellow cover artists JG Jones, Adam Hughes and Dave Johnson!

Also joining Campbell at Boston Comic Con as recently announced guests are local writers Christos Gage, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski, The Walking Dead’s Cliff Rathburn, pencillers Sanford Greene, Keu Cha, Leo Leibelman, Mike Lilly, and a legion of inkers including Dexter Vines, Jack Purcell, and Mark Morales. Finally we are happy to welcome back stalwart supporters Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Norman Lee, and Sara Richard.

Previously announced guests include Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. 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!

Finally, don’t forget to pick up your tickets in advance on our website.

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 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 7pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Only 30 Days Left Until Boston Comic Con 2011!

Get your advanced tickets now on line at www.bostoncomiccon.com. $20 for a one day pass and $35 for a two day pass. Kids 10 and under are free.

The guest list is mind blowing and includes some of the biggest names in the comic book industry…Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, and many many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

Also this year we have an amazing panel program for the fans. This year’s featured speakers include Neal Adams, Joe Kubert, Frank Quitely, J Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Matt Wagner, JG Jones, Frank Cho, Stan Sakai, Terry Moore, Dave Johnson, and Howard Chaykin!

Danger Girl Creator Comes to Boston Comic Con 2011

Press Release:

J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to Boston Comic Con 2011! One of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his New England fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his first book, Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued with his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Spider-Man, Wolverine, GI Joe, and many more! Be sure to catch his panel with fellow cover artists JG Jones, Adam Hughes, and Dave Johnson!

Joining Campbell at Boston Comic Con are local writers Christos Gage, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski, The Walking Dead’s Cliff Rathburn, pencillers Sanford Greene, Keu Cha, Leo Leibelman, Mike Lilly, and a legion of inkers including Dexter Vines, Jack Purcell, and Mark Morales. Finally we are happy to welcome back stalwart supporters Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Norman Lee, and Sara Richard. Check the website for full bios!

Previously announced guests include Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson,  J.G. Jones, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!

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!

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 from 10am to 7pm on Saturday April 30th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday May 1st 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!

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NYCBM Marches On Despite Snow

The snow has NOT stopped the show! NYCBM will go on this Saturday, February 27, 2010!!! The Guests, Artists, and Dealers are confirmed and on their way to bring you a GREAT show! So don’t be afraid of the snow and come out and enjoy the show!!! On hand will be over 50 famous comics creators, as well as many local independent artists and small-press publishers.

Famed movie producer Ilya Salkind (Superman 1, 2, & 3) will be giving a talk and signing autographs. The NY Jedi will be holding a “lightsaber arena” with demonstrations, exhibitions, and lessons all day. There will be an open game room of vintage, classic, and hot new video games free to play all day long! Over 150 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss! First 300 customers get free passes to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE! More movie passes given out through the day!

Michael Carbonaro has produced the longest-running comic book convention in New York City for the past 13 years. That convention has grown by leaps and bounds to being one of the largest public events in the city. This show will be a return to his roots: an exciting, affordable show at the Penn Plaza Pavilion with famous artists, wonderful dealers, and devoted fans all in the same building, and the love for a true American art form, the comic book. For more information and updates, and to sign up for the mailing list, go to the website.

NEW YORK COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE DATE: Saturday February 27th, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City

TICKETS: $10