Hero Initiative Heads to San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest in May 2014

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street.

Make sure you grab the amazing Walking Dead 100 book at out booth, #915-#917 and be sure to get it signed by the many contributors in attendance! Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project. Proceeds of your purchase will help someone in need!

And you can put your Walking Dead book in your NEW Hero tote bag! Hero’s new totes make their debut at BIG WOW! and are available at a mere $5!

In addition, check out the ambassadors for Hero who will be raising money for our charity at their own booths: Arthur Adams, Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Joyce Chin, Mick Gray, Drew Johnson, Rich Koslowski, Michael Lark, John Livesay, Laura Martin, Terry Moore, Norm Rapmund, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, and David Williams will all have donation jars for Hero!

Hero Initiative at Long Beach Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in need, will attend Long Beach Comic and Horror Con November 23rd and 24th at the Long Beach Convention Center in an entirely new way—with foosball!

That’s right! Hero will have a foosball table at its booth, #406, all weekend. The table comes courtesy of Foosball Master Tour, and you can test your skills in special challenge matches against well-known artists Jon Bogdanove, Jimmy Palmiotti, Darick Robertson, and Alex Sinclair to raise money for Hero Initiative. Get practicing now!

The convention continues its dual traditions of Helping Hero and producing AMAZING limited edition prints with its They Live, Halloween, The Birds and The Hunger prints! Each print is limited to only 100 copies each, and available at $30 each at the Long Beach Con store in the main lobby. In addition, 30 copies each of They Live and Halloween will be available autographed by legendary director John Carpenter for $50 each at the Storm King Productions booth, #913 on the floor. All proceeds from They Live and Halloween benefit Hero, along with partial proceeds from The Birds and The Hunger!

And Hero is having a special $1 sale all weekend! You can pick up great product such as the Salimba graphic novel, Vision Machine graphic novel, and even Hero T-shirts at a mere $1 each! There’s a limit of one per item per customer, and supplies are limited, so get to booth #406 FAST!

And make sure to visit the outstanding Long Beach Artists Alley, where creators are collecting money for Hero Initiative. Please visit Jon Bogdanove (booth #1009), Amanda Conner (#1300), Gene Ha (#1412), Jimmy Palmiotti (#1301), Whilce Portacio (#1200), Brian Pulido (#508), Norm Rapmund (#1901), Darick Robertson (#1709) and Alex Sinclair (#1410). Check them out, and kick in a buck when you ask them to sign your books. It’s a win/win for everyone!

CA – Death of the Family Signing

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Scott Snyder, Kyle Higgins, Scott Lobdell, Norm Rapmund, and Adam Glass sign at Phat Collectibles on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 4:00 till 8:00 pm.

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Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

CA – Death of the Family Signing

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Writer Scott Lobdell and inker Norm Rapmund sign Teen Titans #15 at The Comic Bug on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 5:00 pm. Stick around for an exclusive Q&A with Mr. Lobdell and Mr. Rapmund, where we dig deep and leave no secrets uncovered!

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The Comic Bug 
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

LBCHC 2012 Con Report!

On November 3-4, 2012, the 4th annual Long Beach Comic and Horror Con took place at the Long Beach Convention Center. In the 3 shows prior to this one, fans usually had a star studded line up or Halloween to coincide with the show. However, with the show taking place the weekend after Halloween, and with the guest list nearly identical to last year sans two of its biggest stars in David Finch and Brandon Peterson, this year’s show lacked the flair of the previous 3. In spite of this, the attendees of the show did have a good time, with a lot of families showing up to partake in the festivities, as well a lot of cosplayers recycling their Halloween costumes. While it may not have been as strong as in years past, I’m confident the show will rebound next year, and will finish the comic convention season strong. But for now, here was my view of this year’s show.

An awesome TMNT battle van outside the convention (complete with a Michaelangelo!).

Darth Vader and the Evil Empire bids you to join the Dark Side.

The view inside the show floor.

He gives FREE HEAD sketches.

Essential Sequential had some great art for sale in Artist Alley.

Mike Mignola raises proceeds for Hurricane Sandy victims at the show.

Todd Nauck drawing one of his many commissions at the show.

Inker Norm Rapmund showing off some amazing Teen Titan covers at his artist alley booth.

Artist Ebas interacts with fans as he draws a commission.

Members of The Guild had a booth to greet fans.

Jon Bogdanove starts on a Supergirl commission in Artist Alley.

Amanda Conner talks to one of her many fans at the show.

The best booth prop of the show.

And now, onto the cosplayers:

Wookies getting some love from LBTV.

Chewbacca roaming the show floor.

A Bane I could actually understand.

New Spidey also has shoes.

Silent Bob ditched Jay.

Stewie getting his drink on.

Awesome young Hope and Kid Deadpool costumes.

Popeye and family wants you to eat your spinach!

For some reason, Joel Schulmacher comes to mind.

A fantastic Link and Shiek.

Team Rocket!

May the Schwartz be with you.

Freddy Kreuger claims his latest victim.

Cutest kid costume award. I dare you not to smile when you look at Robin.

The best couple of cosplaying award: Casey and April O’Neil!

Best cosplaying ensemble (and a Bane photobomb): The Avengers with Agent Coulson!

Same place, same time. Join me at LBCC next year!

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DC Provides Some Details About Their WonderCon 2012 Plans

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DC Entertainment will be attending WonderCon this weekend, at Booth #501, and has provided a short list of attending guests:

Sergio Aragones, Brian Buccellato, Mike Choi, Shane Davis, Alex Garner, Mick Gray, Viktor Kalvachev, Jim Lee, Dustin Nguyen, Norm Rapmund, Scott Snyder, Ryan Snook (Friday and Saturday only), J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein, Scott Williams, Marv Wolfman and many more.

They also promise details on BEFORE WATCHMEN, DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, the DC Nation animation block and Vertigo.

 

 

CA – ?Teen Titans? Signing

Scott Lobdell, Brian Buccellato, and Norm Rapmund sign at the Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm!

The Comic Bug brings you the superstars of DC’s New 52 with a special signing appearances by writer Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Superboy, Red Hood & the Outlaws), inker Norm Rapmund (Teen Titans), and writer Brian Buccellato (The Flash).

Swing by the Comic Bug on Wednesday, September 28th to have your brand spankin’ new DC universe comics signed by the men who made them!

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The Comic Bug
1807 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Brian Buccellato, Norm Rapmund, Joshua Hale Fialkov, and Mike Costa appear at Emerald Knights Comics on Sunday October 2nd with a Q&A at noon and a signing at 1PM.

Brian Buccellato -  Writer (The Flash)
Norm Rapmund – Artist (Teen Titans, Aquaman, Superman, Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men )
Joshua Hale Fialkov – Writer (I, Vampire, upcoming Cast of the Greats)
Mike Costa – Writer (Blackhawks, Cobra, Transformers ongoing)

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA

CA – Free Comic Book Day 2011

Gail Simone, Mike Mayhew,  Mark Andreyko, Adam Beechen & more sign at 4 Color Fantasies on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

Gail Simone - DC exclusive writer. Works include Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman and Welcome to Tranquility. Gail will be on hand to sign for fans.

JT Krul - DC writer currently working on Green Arrow, Teen Titans and, for Aspen Studios, Fathom and Soulfire. JT will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mike Mayhew - Artist who works with both DC and Marvel. Works include Spawn, X-Men Origins: Jean Grey (first fully painted issue) and Fear Itself Homefront. Mike will be on hand to sign for fans.

Adam Beechen - Writer on DC and other animated shows, including The Batman, X-Men: Evolutions, and Static Shock. His comic credits include Batman Beyond, Batgirl and Teen Titans Go! Adam will be on hand to sign for fans.

Mark Andreyko - Writer on Let Me In and Manhunter Co-Features and will soon be working on an upcoming Birds of Prey and the new Captain and Bucky series. Mark will be on hand to sign for fans.

Norm Rapmund - DC exclusive inker best know for his work on Supergirl. Currently working on Booster Gold and Justice League of America. Norm will be on hand to sign for fans.

Danny Miki - Inker whose current works include Incredible Hulk, Hulk, Silver Surfer (covers) and Fear Itself (covers). The exclusive inker for all of Joe Quesada’s art work and the creator of Eduskaters. Danny will be on hand to sign for fans.

Allen Martinez - Artist/inker whose works include Secret Invasion: Requiem, Uncanny X-Men and most recently New Mutants and Iron Man Legacy. Allen will be on hand to sign for fans.

Amy Wolfram - TV and comic writer whose works include 15 episodes of Teen Titans, and some episodes of Legion of Superheros and Ben 10. Her comics foray includes Teen Titans: Year One and several issues of Cartoon Network’s Ben 10. Amy will be on hand to sign for fans.

John C. Narkomey, Jr. - Head of Draw Hard Studios. Currently providing art for Semantink Publishing’s summer release of Dust, a 6-part mini-series written and created by James Ninness.  He is also working on creator owned projects Die Demon Die and Cholo Libre: Rise of the Luchador. John will be on hand to sign for fans.

AJ Herrera - Founder of Forbidden Panel website. Creator of ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad) published under Forbidden Panel. AJ will be on hand to sign for fans.

Justin White - Artist on ZKS (Zombie Kill Squad). Co-creator and artist on an upcoming comic called The Graves. Justin will be on hand to sign for fans.

Dani Dixon - Comic book creator/writer and publisher Dani Dixon speaks at events throughout the year on a number of topics related to writing, publishing and art. Her newest book 13 has been published by Tumblecreek Press. Dani will be on hand to sign for fans.

Julian Aguilera - Julian has worked on Zenoscope’s Grimm Fairy Tales and, with Joe Quesada and Danny Miki, on Wolverine and with Jim Lee for DC Comics. Julian will be on hand to sign for fans.

And more to be announced!

4 Color Fantasies
7172 Archibald Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

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