OH – FCBD: Abe Sapien Signs

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Doug Jones, Mike Pollock, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Special Guests!

Doug Jones – Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)! In the film he wants to be remembered for Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film Pan’s Labyrinth (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English! Aside from these very POPULAR films you can also find Doug’s work as the voice of Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY cartoon series, as Bette Midler’s boyfriend BILLY in HOCUS POCUS, he was side by side with Danny De Vito in BATMAN RETURNS, PLUS he was one of the “Gentlemen” in the fan favorite TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! Plus if you just can’t get enough of Doug do check out his starring role on NBC’s “FEAR ITSELF” and look for him in a new film NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD called “MY NAME IS JERRY”!

Mike Pollock – Mike Pollock is a voice actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. He has appeared as the narrator for 4Kids shows like Pokémon and some promos on the original Fox Box and 4Kids TV. He is also well-known as the current voice actor for Dr. Eggman and Professor Gerald Robotnik in Sonic X and in all Sonic games from Shadow the Hedgehog.

Artist Alley!
Matthew Swift 
Dirk Manning
Heather Breckel
JD Larabee
Matthew Swift
Jamie Snell
Scott Simmons
Bryan Borgman
Mark Lemieux
Sean Forney
Molly Durst
Josh Peters
Michael Anthony Carroll
Joel Jackson
Tom Williams
Travis Perkins
CCAD Explorer Post Program

Extras!

In addition to the free comics and dozens of guests, we’ve got plenty of other activities planned! Sketch cover silent auction, game demos, costume contest, games & prizes for kids, charity comic book poker game and more!

TEA TIME WITH DEADPOOL is back for their second Free Comic Book Day! This is not recommended for children under 18.

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Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 527-8450

OH – Return of Adam WarRock

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Nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock performs at Packrat Comics on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm!

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3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

OH – FCBD Clerks Style

dante_clerks2Brian O’Halloran, Rodney Ramos, Ryan Francis, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day is again once upon us and as we plan and scheme the things to come, we will share them with you here. That means you’ll want to bookmark this page and check it often!

Our fantaboulus guest list will grow and expand a number of ways. We’ll have artists and writers and possibly an actor or two.
Featured Guests:

We are thrilled to include Brian O’Halloran as our guest of honor for our annual Free Comic Book Day celebration! Brian had the staring as Dante in Kevin Smith’s breakout movie Clerks. After the success of the first film, Brian repraised his role in many of Smith’s other movies, including Clerks II, Dogma, Mallrats, and Clerks the Animiated Series. Brian has returned to his theatrical roots and working with the Boomerang Theater Company, New Jersey Repertory Company and the Tri-State Actors Theater and in New Jersey.

Ryan Francis is joining the guest list as well! Ryan is known for playing Darren the Nerd in the cult B-Horror classic Thankskilling. He also has produced and starred in a new film titled The Biker Warrior Babe vs The Zombie Babies From Hell!

Rodney Ramos has been a professional penciler/inker in the comics industry for over 20 years. He has worked for many companies including DC and Marvel Comics, Marvel Comics U.K., Valiant, Acclaim Comics, Malibu and Continuity with Neal Adams. His work can be seen in such titles as Green Lantern, Batman, Deadpool, X-Force, Spider-Man, Gambit, Captain America, Booster Gold, and much more! And your opportunity to meet the inker for Sinestro Corps War is May 4, 2013!

Artists Alley!!!

Dirk Manning
Matthew Swift
Dawn Best
Jamie Snell
Molly Durst
Joshua Peters
Seth Lyons
JD Larabee
Mike Eshelman
Todd Beistel
Michael Anthony Carroll

All the details on our great lineup of artists can be found at our website!

And making their second trip to Packrat for FCBD is Mikey’s Late Night Slice pizza truck! Yeppers! They’re coming back and bringing more saucey goodness to our superhero fun filled afternoon!

During our annual nerd night party we’ll have some comic book poker and the following bands lined up so far:

The Fritz
Nerd Table

Join Packrat Comics for our annual FCBD bash and Nerd Night celebration! You know you’ll have fun! Invite a guest or two and plan on spending the day! Because you can’t make it through in just a few minutes!

Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

OH – FCBD: Ghostbusters Star Signing

Ernie Hudson and many more sign at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 5, 2012!

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Press Release:

We are pleased to include in our 2012 FCBD Celebration the great Mr. Ernie Hudson. Ernie is best known as one of the stars of our childhood favorite movie series Ghostbusters and teen angst movie The Crow! He’ll be at Packrat from 11am-5pm signing autographs and taking pictures. We will be hosting an exclusive meet and greet with a limited number of fans being able to spend some quality one on on time with Ernie!

Meet & Greet details here…

Our artist alley will be overflowing, oozing with talent from:

Dawn Best – Dawn Best was discovered by comic book artist/writer Ken Penders when he requested she submit artwork for an original script.[1] Her premier issue of Sonic was issue #101 (2001), and her last to date was issue #145 (2004). After leaving Archie, Best remained active in the comic book community by appearing as both guest and attendee of conventions and holding annual charity auctions of original artwork. She has since been credited with contributing to several other graphic novels as both artist and writer, including original web serials Sylvanna and Heißdampfreaktor. In 2010, she began production on her independently published graphic novel series, VARULV, which became the premier comic book released by her own Gloryhound Network in February 2011.

Dirk Manning – Dirk Manning is the writer/creator of NIGHTMARE WORLD and TALES OF MR. RHEE for Image/Shadowline Comics, the author of the “WRITE OR WRONG” column at Newsarama, and the co-creator of FARSEEKER at ACT-I-VATE with Len O’Grady.He loves life but hates ninjas. Cthulhu is his homeboy.

Matthew Swift – Matthew Swift is an illustrator, with a background in graphic design and painting. He works with the top companies in the entertainment and comic book industries. Matthew’s work has been seen by millions worldwide on Forbes TV, G4TV, TechTV, and other networks. His work can also be found in games available for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Sony Playstation 3, and Microsoft Xbox 360 video game systems.

Scott D. Simmons – Scott D Simmons is a comic book and sketch card artist and his work includes Star Wars, Voltron (Moonstone), Hack/Slash (Image), The Dead Cell (Arcana), Wannabez, Halloween Man and Mr. Jigsaw. Scott D. Simmons is the creator of Angelwolf Comics and Knights of P.O.W.E.R. In addition to his comic work, Scott works as a news and convention photo contributor for Comic Related.

Jamie Snell – Jamie Snell studied illustration and graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design. Jamie has been working on and off as a freelance illustrator for over 10 + years. Some of his credits include various sketch card sets from Topps (Star Wars: CW Movie and Seasons 1&2, Galaxy 4&5, ESB Widescreen, Terminator Salvation, Heroes Season 2, Indiana Jones Masterpieces & Crystal Skull, Lord of the Rings Masterpieces 2), 5finity: Voltron sketch cards, IDW Publishing: Beastwars Source book, Image Comics: Popgun Anthology Vol.1 , and various other inking projects. Last year Jamie had the privilege of producing two exclusive Star Wars posters for Lucas Films, Ltd, and Acme Archives: Celebrations V (Official Star Wars Convention) official print and the 30th Anniversary of Empire Strikes Back.

Todd Beistel & Doug Hufford – While still in high school, Todd self published Eye of the Probe, a comic anthology. He then went on to study illustration and graduate from CCAD. While in college, Todd wrote and illustrated Lost Souls, a graphic short story. Lost Souls was published by Hunter Productions.As years passed, Todd’s interests evolved into fine art and graphic design. As a dedicated artist, he has been featured in venues throughout Ohio. On several occasions, he has contributed illustrations to accompany columnists such as Dave Barry and Click and Clack. Doug also studied at CCAD, but strangely evolved into a writer as time passed. He became known for his outlandish movie reviews during the late 90’s. He made his home at Bumscorner.com, and often got picked up nationally by IMdB and Ain’t It Cool News. Currently they are collaborating on the webcomic sensation, Yuri the Gypsy Hunter. Yuri the Gypsy Hunter is a decades spanning epic concerning an orphan, a rock band, and lots of teenage angst.

JD Larabee – JD Larabee is an Ohio native who has been drawing freelance cartoons, comic strips and comic books for over 20 years. J.D. is most know for his gag strips and art in the indie comic book ‘Johnnie Zombie’. JD has provided the artwork for many children’s books, and done animation work on several web series. Most recently his work was part of the hilariously infamous and politically incorrect ‘Uncle Pete’s Play time’, as well as numerous shorts and character designs for Mr. Frights.

Molly Durst – Molly Durst is a professional, award winning graphic and web designer. She is a lifetime learner who is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in web development, and has earned a scholarship from the Print Industry of Northern Kentucky and Ohio to pursue this goal. Molly’s love of books began early (both of her parents are teachers). This passion for book arts drives her to self-publish her own stories. Her love of indie media and subculture attracts her to the bizarre world of small press comic books. Molly’s work can be found here.

Mark LeMieux – Mark LeMieux is an artist with the innate ability for creative problem solving and the artistic skills of illustration, sculpture and acting. Mark has an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Design Technology from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where he was an Honors Graduate while being employed full time. He is also the owner, director and lead artist of the freelance art company Platypus Productions, that specializes in sculpture, design work, pop culture art, comic illustration, film making, script writing and special effects make-up. Check out more at the website.

Joshua Peters – Joshua Peters returned to CCAD in 2005 and began his studies under the tutelage of many talented instructors including C.F. Payne, Andy Bawidamann and Dave Groff. While he was there, Josh was showcased in the 9th, 10th, and 11th Art of Illustration shows presented by CCAD. His incredibly cool “Over the Line” piece even brought home the C.F. Payne Judge’s Pick award at the 11th. Not only that, but Josh’s “Foo Fighters Poster” was exhibited in New York City at the annual Society of Illustrators Student Exhibition in the spring of 2008. His most recent release is the new child’s book Matilda Turnips Endless Belly Button. See more of Josh’s work at Lunchbox Unlimited.

Seth LyonsSeth Lyons is a professional graphic artist Absolute Impressions Inc., a Lewis Center based print shop. He’s also illustrated comics for a local publishing company, working on Stiletto Heights and Johnnie Zombie. After sitting in front of computers all day, designing for companies like Verizon, WCOL, and others, he decided it was time to return to basics. Painting the characters he loved in his youth and still today; Seth creates and sells highly detailed paintings of beloved comic, movie, and television characters. Also known for his love of insane collage pieces featuring hundreds of characters, Seth enjoys the time spent with his now growing family.

Max Ink – Max Ink is the creator of “Blink”, a comic book series about three friends– Blink, Sam and Hank–living, working and enjoying life in Columbus, Ohio. “Blink” has been published as a graphic novel, in mini comics, in comic book anthologies (including Ken Eppstein’s NIX Comics Quarterly) and from 2008-2010, it ran as a comic strip in the Short North Gazette. In 2009, Blink was nominated for the S.P.A.C.E.Prize See more of Max’s work at his website.

Mike Eshelman – Mike Eshelman has created his own unique art form bringing his love of the past with his creative and relaxing hobby of art. From music to video games, DEVO to Commodore 64, he’s a man of the 80’s. With hundreds of hours and thousands of beads, Mike creates 8-bit fused beads art masterpieces. Samples of his work can be found on his website.

During our annual nerd night party we’ve got the following bands lined up:
The Fritz
Seven Book Trilogy
Tank Destroyer
Nerd Table
Mojomatic

Join Packrat Comics for our annual FCBD bash and Nerd Night celebration! You know you’ll have fun! Invite a guest or two and plan on spending the day! Because you can’t make it through in just a few minutes!

This is going to be one big twinkie!

Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

OH – Green Lantern Signing

August 2, 2011 by  
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Darryl Banks signs at Packrat Comics on Wednesday, August 24 from 11:30am – 1:30pm!

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3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

Stan Lee-Signed Prints to Benefit Josh Medors During Free Comic Book Day

April 22, 2011 by  
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Josh Medors Spider-Man print

Press Release:

STAN LEE TEAMS UP WITH HERO INITIATIVE ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Free Comic Book Day, May 7, is just around the corner and as many are rushing to the stores to get the latest freebies, some are just excited to celebrate another day. Comic artist Josh Medors has been struggling with a rare form of spinal cancer for many years now, and what was once in remission has recently returned. As tragic as this news is, one thing is certain in the comic industry—there is no shortage of superheroes, on paper and in real life.

Josh MedorsStan Lee has become an international icon for creating the beloved comic hero Spider-Man, and now he’s the one who’s a superhero. Stan Lee is doing his own Marvel-Team Up courtesy of the Hero Initiative. Hero and Marvel Comics are issuing a print of an original Josh Medors Spider-Man piece. Only 250 of these prints will be made available, and only 50 of these will be signed by Stan Lee himself. Copies of this exclusive print will be made available first at Packrat Comics in Columbus, Ohio during their free comic book day celebration and will be available online at www.packratcomics.blogspot.com.

“We are thrilled to make the Hero Initiative our 2011 charity for Free Comic Book Day as this year, helping a local artist brings it too close to home” said Jamie Colegrove, owner of Packrat Comics. Colegrove continued “Over the past year we have helped raise over $2500 to help Josh with his medical bills and with Stan Lee’s help we hope to raise even more, allowing Josh to heal and focus on his family instead of worrying about the costly medications and therapies associated with his cancer.”

In addition to hosting Josh Medors and the Hero Initiative, a rare appearance by voice actor Billy West of Futurama fame, Nick Jones real life US Marine turned superhero Marine Green Lantern Corps member John Stewart in the upcoming live action Green Lantern movie, and Nicholas Brendon, Xander Harris of Buffy the Vampire fame will on be on hand for autographs and photos.

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 40 creators and their families with over $400,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by contributions! It’s a chance for everyone to become the hero and give back something to the people who have given so much enjoyment.

In addition to the many celebrity guests, Packrat will host an array of comic creators, including Steve Scott, Chris Sprouse and Jamie Snell, a carnival of activities for kids with a bounce house and face painting, a free concert with several local bands and stand up comedians and a live wrestling event.

So on Saturday, May 7th, stop by your local comic shop, get a free comic, have some fun and be the superhero to someone else by giving a bit back.
For additional information contact Jamie Colegrove at (614) 527-8450 or via email at packratcomics@sbcglobal.net.

Established in 1993, Packrat Comics is a premier full service comic book store family owned and operated by Jamie & Teresa Colegrove serving all of central Ohio.

OH – Free Comic Book Day 2011

Nicholas Brendon, Billy West, Chris Sprouse, Steve Scott, and many more sign on May 7th, 2011.

Press Release:

Join us for 10th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, loaded with actors, writers, artists, wrestlers, superheroes and of course free comic books! A festival of activities and games along with face painting and fun in the bounce house. Of course Nerd Night will be following FCBD in the evening!

Details, tickets for meet & greet and bio’s can be found on our blog!

Actors:

Nicholas Brendon (Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Billy West (Futurama, Ren & Stimpy, Howard Stern Show)
Nick Jones (John Stewart in Green Lantern live action movie)

Hang with The Dudes during an exclusive bowling meet & greet. Details can be found on our blog.

There is a small fee for autographs. You are welcome to bring your own item to have them sign it, but you will also be able to select from their photos. We will also have photo opportunities available with both Billy & Nicky. For $35 you can get your photo taken with them and get a personal autograph.

Artists:
Steve Scott
Chris Sprouse
Josh Medors
JD Larabee
Uko Smith
Scott D. Simmons
Victor Dandridge
Sean Forney
Joshua Peters
Lora Innes
Joel Jackon
James Moore
Jamie Snell
Dirk Manning
Molly Durst
Todd Beistel
Doug Hufford
Eric Adams
Max Ink
Seth Lyons
Matthew Swift
Bob Corby
Stephanie Forney

Nerd Night:

Live Wrestling

Charity Comic Book Poker Tournament (Billy & Nicky may be playing a few hands)

Open gaming

Bands Include:
Nerd Table
Seven Book Trilogy
The Out
Hubris
The Fritz

Packrat Comics
3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 527-8450

OH – FCBD: Xander Signing

Nicholas Brendon of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer makes a special guest appearance at Packrat Comics for Free Comic Book Day. An Exclusive Xander Action Figure is available in limited supply and a free Buffy comic for the first 100 people in line. Free Concert with stand up comedians to follow during annual Nerd Night. Check out the website to stay informed of all the upcoming events at Packrat Comics!

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday May 1, 2010 beginning at 10am

Industry Professionals – Chris Sprouse, Darryl Banks, Josh Medors, Uko Smith and more!

Bouncy Castle for the kiddies!

Video Game Tournament

Costume Contest

Nerd Night begins at 5pm

Free Concert

Stand Up Comics

Comic Book Trivia Contest

Charity Comic Book Poker

And Much More!

Join us for an afternoon of Free Fun for All Ages!

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Packrat Comics, 3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

www.packratcomics.com

OH – Superhero Saturday

October 22, 2009 by  
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Marc Sumerak signs at Packrat Comics on Oct. 24th.

Packrat Comics, 3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

http://packratcomics.blogspot.com/

OH – Blackest Night Party

July 16, 2009 by  
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Blackest Night Party at Packrat Comics

July 18, 2009 5-10pm

Special Guest former Green Lantern Artist Darryl Banks, Teen Titans writer, Sean McKeever, Sean Forney, Uko Smith, and more!
5-10pm – Live Bands starting at 6PM

First Annual Comic Book Poker Tournament Buy In 35 dollar back issues for only $25.00
And maybe a comedian that doesn’t suck this time!

And don’t forget the Annex with over 125,000 comic books for only a dollar each!

3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
www.packratcomics.com
(614) 527-8450

http://packratcomics.blogspot.com/

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