Exhibitor Registration Open for MoCCA Festival 2011

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is pleased to announce that Exhibitor Tables are now available for the MoCCA Festival 2011!

The 2011 Festival will take place over April 9 and 10. The annual two-day event attracts thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate one of the world’s most popular art forms in the heart of New York City. MoCCA Fest 2011 will again take place at the historic 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.

Since 2002 the MoCCA Festival offers a unique venue to experience comics, minicomics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork, and more. Each year, the Festival invites dozens of established and emerging creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in two days of lecture/discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics. Past exhibitors include Abrams ComicArts, ACT-I-VATE, Ad House, Bill Plympton, Bries, Candle Light Press, Center for Cartoon Studies, Comics Bakery, Drawn & Quarterly, Evil Twin Comics, Fantagraphics, Hope Larson, Liz Baille, Pantheon, Rick Parker, School for Visual Arts, TopatoCo, Top Shelf, Tug Boat Press, World War III, and many, many more.

For the 2011 Festival MoCCA is offering special prices for student exhibitors: $295 for a full table, and just $177 for a half table. Students must include a copy of their valid student ID to be eligible for the special price. There are only a limited number of these student spaces available, so act fast!

Exhibitor Tables are now available for the MoCCA Festival 2011!
Now through December 31st exhibitor table prices are:
MoCCA Member Full Table: $360
General Full Table: $399
MoCCA Member 1/2 Table: $210
General 1/2 Table: $250
Student Full Table: $295
Student 1/2 Table: $177
(students must submit valid student ID with application)

Reserve your space now, as prices are guaranteed to go up after December 31st, 2010!

Registration forms are available on the MoCCA website at here!

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning August 10th by fax (212-254-3590), mail (594 Broadway, ste. 401, New York, NY 10012), email (exhibitors@moccany.org), and in person only.

Kubert Family Joins NYCC Guest List

Comic book legend Joe Kubert and sons Adam and Andy Kubert will be guests of the New York Comic Con, which is set for the weekend of October 8-10, 2010 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

“These three fellas make for an incredibly comic family! Patriarch, Joe, has worked in comics since the industry began! He’s produced stories for countless characters, notably DC’s Hawkman and Sgt. Rock and his own Tor and Abraham Stone. He also made an unmatchable incredible contribution to comics – The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art,” said NYCC’s Lance Fensterman.

“Adam has worked all over in the comic world, contributing to Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, and Superman. He helped launch Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men and Ultimate Fantastic Four titles as well,” he said.

“Andy has illustrated for an extensive list of comics that ranges from X-Men to Captain America to Thor. He was co-winner of the 2005 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel in collaboration with Neil Gaiman for Marvel 1602,” he said.

All three Kuberts will be hanging out at the Kubert School booth during the convention weekend.

For more details and the current guest roster, check the NYCC Guest Page.

NYCC 2010 Unveils Artist Alley

Press Release:

NEW YORK COMIC CON ANNOUNCES 300 GUESTS IN ARTIST ALLEY AND THE LIST IS GROWING!

New York Comic Con’s Newly Added Artists Include J. Scott Campbell, Tom DeFalco, Steve Scott, Mark Morales, among many others …

Norwalk, CT, July 29, 2010:  New York Comic Con (NYCC) has announced the preliminary line up of artists who will be appearing in Artist Alley this year.  More than 300 guests have already signed up and show officials note that the list will continue to grow as the annual pop culture convention gets closer.  This compares with 250 artists who appeared in Artist Alley last year.   NYCC, which will be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) in 2010, will take place October 8 – 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.  Among the artists who have joined the top headliners in Artist Alley include:  J. Scott Campbell, Jimmy Cheung, Chris Claremont, Geof Darrow, Tom DeFalco, Leo Leibelman, Mark Morales, Steve Scott, and Leinil Francis Yu.

“This is an awesome Artist Alley and it’s only going to get better,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for both NYCC and NYAF.  “It certainly underscores how popular the venue is, and how much the fans want to see and talk to these incredible artists.  Artist Alley is an unparalleled opportunity since it offers a unique chance to get up close to some of the best artists working today.  We are incredibly pleased to be able to facilitate this kind of ‘up close’ communication and interaction.  Across the board, this is going to be New York Comic Con’s best year ever!”

For more information about the complete line up of artists participating in Artist Alley please go to their website.   As noted, the 2010 New York Comic Con be co-located with the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) and will occupy the entire Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.  Tickets for NYCC and NYAF may be purchased at www.nycomiccon.com.  Other information about the shows, as well as news about ReedPOP, which also organizes Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), is available at Lance Fensterman’s blog, www.mediumatlarge.net.

J. SCOTT CAMPBELL: J. Scott Campbell is a renowned illustrator and a world famous comic book artist with over a decade and a half in the business. Best known for his landmark series Danger Girl, where he served as both creator and artist, Scott has also created a huge fan-base over the years from his work on such titles as Gen 13, Spider-Man, Wildsiderz and most recently his very first pin-up calendar FairyTale Fantasies, featuring his very recognizable, sexy and playful girly art. An all around talent, Campbell has also dabbled in the fields of film design, video games, toys, animation, commercial art, and self publishing. His current projects include upcoming interiors on Spider-Man in addition to many high profile covers for Marvel Comics.

JIM CHEUNG: Originally hailing from the UK, Jim now resides in Florida, pencilling exclusively for Marvel Comics. He is currently working on a new Young Avengers project with Allan Heinberg as well as providing covers for the Secret Warriors series. His past projects for Marvel have included Iron Man, X-Force, Uncanny X-Men, Illuminati and New Avengers, and he is responsible for co-creating the Young Avengers and Scion for Crossgen Comics.

CHRIS CLAREMONT:  Writer Chris Claremont’s stories have achieved best-seller status, won numerous awards, and are trend-setters for the industry. Although best known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series, he has written other seminal characters such as Batman and Superman; originated several creator-owned series; is published throughout the world in many different languages; authored nine novels; and has had his first video game premier in Spring 2006.  In total, Chris has sold approximately 500,000,000 comics, world wide.  Chris is also known for his progressive treatment of women in a genre that oftentimes relies on stereotype. Active, intelligent, courageous women characters such as Jean Grey, Kitty Pryde, and Storm have made Chris’s X-Men as popular with women readers as men. The Summer of 2000 saw the release of the feature film, X-Men, based largely on material created by Chris. The sequel, X-2, contains characters and key story elements from Chris’s best-selling graphic novel, God Loves, Man Kills. X-Men: The Last Stand, released in May 2006, is grounded in the Dark Phoenix saga. The forthcoming second Wolverine movie is based largely on the graphic novel, Wolverine, by Chris and Frank Miller.  Current projects include the on-going Marvel series X-Men Forever, the one-shot X-Women, drawn by renowned Italian artist Milo Manara, and several exciting, soon-to-be announced prose projects.

GEOF DARROW: Geof Darrow was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and studied drawing at the Chicago Acadamy of Fine Arts and Hanna-Barbera School of Frustration. He has lived and worked in four countries: U.S.A., France, Japan, and California. His credits include the comics work HardBpiled, Big Guy (with Frank Miller) and Shaolin Cowboy (with his split personality The  Chubby Johnson). He has done concept work with film directors Wachoswki Brothers, Ridley Scott, and JJ Abrams amongst others. He has met President Frederick Mitterand of France and has never met either Bush Presidents. He continues to work in comics, film, animal husbandry, and never intends to meet either Bush’ or maverick media vampire Sarah Palin.

TOM DEFALCO: A former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics with over thirty books currently in print, Tom DeFalco has written comic books, graphic novels, short stories, prose novels and books like Spider-Man: The Ultimate Guide and Comic Creators on Fantastic Four.  He was also a major contributor to The Marvel Encyclopedia and The Marvel Chronology. DeFalco has recently worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars for Titan Comics, The Man From RIVERDALE for Archie Comics, Flash Gordon for Ardden Entertainment, The Flying Fool for Moonstone Books and, of course, The Spectacular Spider-Girl for Marvel Comics.  He is currently writing a new Thunderstrike limited series with co-creator Ron Frenz.

LEO LEIBELMAN: Leo Leibelman went to the HS of Music and Art and took a How to Draw Comic Books class under Carlos Infantino. Those classes paid off because a few years later in 1994 he began working for Marvel Comics on Savage Sword of Conan. From there, Leo worked for Acclaim Comics on Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Majick: the Gathering and Topps on Hercules.  Leo eventually moved to the Great White North and found himself in the film industry while still keeping his hand in the comics business. Besides comics and film, Leo has painted covers for romance novels and has illustrated for educational CD roms. Currently, Leo is working on films and TV shows full time and has produced some covers for magazines like Heavy Metal.

MARK MORALES: A graduate of New York’s famed School of Visual Arts, Mark Morales is a longtime comics veteran.  Over the course of his 15 year career, he has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and various others, mostly as an inker.  Through the years, Mark has worked on such titles as Uncanny X-men, Secret Invasion, Justice League, New Avengers, Thor, Daredevil and many others.  Currently he is hard at work on ‘Siege’ from Marvel Comics.

STEVE SCOTT: Comic artist Steve Scott’s work recently graced the  X-Men Forever series with writer Chris Claremont as well as a current Green Lantern special project at DC Comics.  He is also the only artist tapped by DC Comics to do any work relating to Batman Forever, depicting the now legendary turn of Heath Ledger as The Joker.  Steve’s work has also often been seen on the television show Smallville and in other special projects for DC Comics.  He began his comics career at Malibu Comics and enjoyed immediate success but continued to lead a dual life as firefighter by day and artist by night– for more than sixteen years, in fact! After 9/11, Steve was selected among the few to contribute to DC Comics’ The Worlds Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember.  Recent and current projects at Marvel Comics, and DC Comics include working with industry legends Louise Simonson and Chris Claremont on the titles Magik and Exiles, the Marvel Adventures line featuring Fantastic Four, Avengers, and the Hulk, work on She-Hulk, and a Kyle XY one shot for Disney/ABC with writer Jeff Parker.

LENIEL FRANCIS YU: Leinil Yu’s first interest in Comics was sparked by a copy of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way when he was 11.     It was later reinforced by positive responses from talent scouts from Wildstorn/Homage and Darkhorse, published fan art in Wizard Magazine and first professional work on Entity Comics’ Aster.  The major break was Whilce Portacio’s tutelage where the training landed him his first mainstream comics gig: Wolverine in 1997.   After a lengthy run, he later took on the Uncanny X-men, X-men, Highroads, Superman: Birthright, Silent Dragon, Ult, Hulk/Wolverine, New Avengers, Marvel’s 2008 Epic: Secret Invasion,  and a series of projects with writer Mark Millar, Ultimate Avengers and their creator-owned project:  Superior.  He lives in Manila, Philippines.

ABOUT REEDPOP: ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena.  ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans.  The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East & West, Star Wars Celebration V, New York Anime Festival (NYAF), and UFC Fan Expo.  The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Wizard World Announces Comic Con NYC for May 2011

Press Release:

Twice As Nice: Wizard World Announces New Spring Comic Con In New York City, May 6-7-8, 2011

Wizard World Comic Con NYC will be New York’s Premiere Spring Event!

NEW YORK, July 15, 2010 – Gareb Shamus, CEO of Wizard Entertainment, today announced the addition of a Spring event, Comic Con NYC, set for May 6-8, 2011, at the newly renovated Penn Plaza Pavilion in New York.

This fall, the site will host its first Big Apple Comic Con, October 1-3, with Adam West, Mickey Rooney, Julia Jones and Mark Millar among the highlighted attendees, with many more to be announced.

“Response to last year’s Big Apple Comic Con and advance interest in the show this October has been so strong that we had to add the Spring event,” said Shamus. “Everyone – the celebrities, the fans, the dealers, manufacturers, artists, and the entire community we deal with was begging us to bring a huge Spring event to New York. And now we have Wizard World Comic Con NYC.”

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces the largest North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:
August 19-22 – Chicago Comic Con – Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center
October 1-3 – Big Apple Comic Con (New York) – Penn Plaza Pavilion
October 15-17 – New England Comic Con (Boston) – John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
November 12-14 – Austin Comic Con – Austin Convention Center
December 3-5 – Atlanta Comic Con – Cobb Galleria Centre
March 18-20, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con – Direct Energy Centre
April TBD, 2011 – Anaheim Comic Con – Anaheim Convention Center
May 6-8, 2011 – Wizard World Comic Con NYC – Penn Plaza Pavilion
June 10-12, 2011 – Philadelphia Comic Con – Pennsylvania Convention Center
TBA – Cincinnati Comic Con
TBA – Cleveland Comic Con
TBA – Nashville Comic Con
TBA – Connecticut Comic Con
TBA – New Jersey Comic Con

For information on Connecticut Comic Con and other Wizard events, visit www.wizardworld.com.

NYC – Joe the Barbarian Signing

Sean Murphy appears at a launch party for Joe the Barbarian at Bergen Street Comics (between Flatbush & 5th Avenues) Brooklyn on Saturday, January 30th 7pm-close. Original pages will be on display. Refreshments will be served and Sean will be signing.

Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

www.bergenstreetcomics.com

Horns Tour

Joe Hill, co-creator of Locke & Key, goes on tour for his new novel Horns and writes on his blog:

(Photo Credit: Shane Leonard 2009)

HORNS is out in just over a month, which means I’m on tour, which means your chance to see my adorable smiling face (pictured above) is right around the corner. My current tour schedule is below, but keep in mind that it is subject to change, and that dates may be added, removed, or shifted around. You can trust me to update this post as more information comes in. I don’t, for example, have any UK dates, but I know a brief UK tour is under discussion. So stay tuned.

On a related HORNS note, before the week is out, I’m going to put up another post, fielding some of the more common questions I’ve had about the book. If you’ve got a question for me about HORNS, ask it in the comments thread, and maybe I’ll get to it (I’m collecting questions on Twitter as well).

Now I won’t be saying too much about the plot – this will be a spoiler free Q&A – but I’m glad to address stuff about release dates, or how the book got written, or why it took so long, or whatever you might have for me. You can also ask about L&K, H-SB or 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, as long as you can tie it into HORNS in some way. If you did have a good question, you’d actually be doing me a favor by asking it. I have to do a mini-web-video-thing about the book and I don’t have a lot of practice talking about it yet, and so this will help me get my thoughts in order.

2010 TOUR SCHEDULE:

February 16th (Tues) – PORTSMOUTH, NH • River Run Books. 7:00 PM.

February 17th (Wed)  - MANCHESTER, NH • Barnes & Noble. 7:00 PM

February 18th (Thurs) – CONCORD, NH • Gibson’s Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

February 19th (Fri) – MILFORD, NH • Toadstool Bookshop. 6:30 PM.

February 21st (Sun) – SALEM, MA • Cornerstone Books. 3:00 PM.

February 22nd (Mon) – CAMBRIDGE, MA • Porter Square Books. 7:00 PM.

February 23rd (Tues) – SOUTH HADLEY, MA • Odyssey Bookshop. 7:00 PM.

February 24th (Wed) – NEW CANAAN, CT • New Canaan Library. 7:30 PM.

February 25th (Thurs) – NYC, NY • Barnes & Noble (82nd & Broadway). 7:00 PM.

February 26th (Fri) – HUNTINGTON, NY • Book Revue. 7:00 PM.

March 1st (Mon) – PITTSBURGH, PA • Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 7:00 PM. (with an inevitable unscheduled side trip to my personal mecca, the Monroeville Mall, where I’ll probably just wander around, you know, like all the other zombies)

March 2nd (Tues) – SEATTLE, WA • University Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

March 3rd (Wed) – PORTLAND, OR • Powell’s Books. 7:30 PM.

March 4th (Thurs) – SAN FRANCISCO, CA • Booksmith. 7:30 PM.

March 5th (Fri) – CORTE MADERA, CA • Book Passage. 7:00 PM.

March 8 (Mon) – EXETER, NH • Water Street Books. 7:00 PM.

March 9 (Tues) – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME • Borders. 7:00 PM.

March 10 (Wed) – BANGOR, ME • Borders. 6:00 PM.

NYC – An Evening with Archie

Victor Gorelick and Arie Kaplan speak on January 21st at MoCCA

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA is pleased to present an evening of Archie Comics with Archie Co-President/Editor-in-Chief Victor Gorelick and Archie writer Arie Kaplan!

Thursday January 21st, 7 PM
Admission: $5 | Free for MoCCA Members

Victor Gorelick (born in Brooklyn) is an American comic book editor and executive. Currently the Editor-in-Chief and Co-President of Archie Comics, the oldest humor comics company in the United States, he has worked for the company for over fifty years in a wide variety of roles.

Victor Gorelick joined Archie Comics as an art assistant, and has served as production coordinator, art director and now as Archie Comic’s Editor-in-Chief and Co-President. Mr. Gorelick has unique knowledge of every facet of the editorial process required to create and publish successful comics. He has done it all from writing to coloring, and everything in between. He has highly regarded artistic skills and an eye for meticulous detail. He also has a well honed sense of the wholesome content of Archie Comics that has been the basis for the bond of trust built with readers by Archie Comics down through the years. He has worked closely with numerous companies designing various custom comic books. For example, he has overseen collaborations between Archie Comics and Kraft General Foods, Radio Shack and even the F.B.I.! He is a moving force on the Comic Magazine Association of America’s Code Authority Guidelines Committee, a  member of the Board of Advisors of the Joe Kubert School where many of today’s comic artists first learned their craft, and he has taught
cartooning as an instructor at the Kingsborough Community College in New York City.

Arie Kaplan is a comedian, MAD Magazine writer, and author of the book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books (JPS). He also wrote the comic book miniseries Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer (IDW Publishing), and he’s written for MTV, Cartoon Network, and PBS Kids. Other comic book credits include the DC title Cartoon Network Action Pack, the Bongo Comics anthology Simpsons Winter Wingding, the Archie Comics title Archie & Friends, and the Papercutz series Tales From the Crypt. Arie will discuss his work as a comic book writer, nonfiction author, and animation scribe.

Arie Kaplan will be signing copies of his award-winning book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books after the talk.

MoCCA Thursdays are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

On view at MoCCA THE ART OF ARCHIE COMICS

now through Februrary 28, 2009

SPIDER-MAN #50, volume 2 by John Romita, Jr., Scott Hanna and J. Michael Straczynski

now through Februrary 28, 2009

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, 594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

www.moccany.org

212-254-3511

NYC – Smile Release Party

RAINA TELGEMEIER signs copies of her new graphic novel, SMILE on Saturday, February 13th.
 
*Live visual reading! Perhaps with an embarrassing Valentine’s theme!
*Braces-friendly food!
*90s tunes!

Rocketship, 208 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201-6437

1-718-797-1348

http://rocketshipstore.blogspot.com/

NYC/CA – Additions to Planet Hulk Events

Blair Butler, Joe Quesada & more added to Planet Hulk events

JOE QUESADA ADDED TO NY PLANET HULK EVENT MODERATED BY WWE’s MATT STRIKER; G4′s BLAIR BUTLER TO MODERATE L.A. EVENT

Earlier Tuesday Newsarama and New York Comic-Con invited websites from around the world to share in the world premiere of the first extended clip from the upcoming Planet Hulk animated feature along with exclusive live coverage of the bi-coastal Planet Hulk events on Thursday evening Jan. 14. Now we have further details on the talent and creators featured at each event, co-sponsored by Newsarama and New York Comic Con.

Following the East Coast exclusive first screening of Lionsgate and Marvel Animation’s Planet Hulk, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada will join Greg Pak – the award-winning film director, screenwriter, and fan favorite comic book writer of the original “Planet Hulk” story, along with Marvel Publishing’s Hulk editor Mark Paniccia and President of Marvel Animation’s Eric Rollman in an interactive panel discussion about the original “Planet Hulk” comic book storyline, its transition to an animated feature, as well as the current Hulk comic book storyline “Fall of the Hulks” and this summer’s Hulk event “World War Hulks”.
 

The panel will be moderated by WWE wrestler and Friday Night Smackdown color commentator Matt Striker.
 
Later Thursday evening, following the West Coast exclusive first screening of Planet Hulk, Emmy Award-nominated and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeph Loeb (current writer of Marvel’s Hulk series), Planet Hulk screenwriter Greg Johnson, actor Rick D. Wasserman (voice of the “Hulk”), Planet Hulk Supervising Director Frank Paur and Supervising Producer Josh Fine will participate in an interactive discussion focusing on the production of the highly-anticipated animated film, scheduled for DVD and Blu-Ray Disc release on February 2, 2010.
 

The panel will be moderated by Blair Butler, host of the “Fresh Ink” comic book segment on G4′s Attack of the Show and writer/producer of the show’s “Slasher School” series of animated shorts.
 
Click here for more details about the Planet Hulk event. Website editors, webmasters, and owners click here to learn how your site can participate in the premiere of the first extended clip from Planet Hulk, and live coverage of both panels.

The world premiere of the Planet Hulk clip premieres at Newsarama and NYComicCom.com (or your favorite genre website) at 8pm EST/5pm PST Thursday, Jan. 14, followed by live Planet Hulk NYC event coverage. Live coverage of Planet Hulk L.A. begins at 11pm EST/8pm PST that same night.

NYC – Iron Man Signing

Peter David & Sean Chen sign on Jan. 27th

Legendary writer Peter David (Fallen Angel, Dark Tower, X-Factor, a ton more) and artist Sean Chen (Mighty Avengers, Dark Reign: Fantastic Four) will be signing copies of their new book I Am Iron Man #1 EXCLUSIVELY at our Manhattan location on Wednesday, January 27 starting at 5:00pm!

This is your chance to meet industry legend Peter David and the great artist Sean Chen at our first signing of 2010, exclusively at Jim Hanley’s Universe, Where Fans and Creators Meet!

Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001

(off 5th Ave. – opposite the Empire State Building)

http://jhuniverse.blogspot.com/

Tel: (212) 268-7088

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