Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Attendees to Receive ‘The Walking Dead #1’ Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Cover By Eisner Award Winner Paolo Rivera, June 19-21
‘Mythos’ Painter, ‘Daredevil’ Penciler Has Drawn 12th Cover In 2015 Series Available At Sacramento Convention Center For Full-Price Attendees; VIP Fans Get Additional B&W Sketch Cover At Registration
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 4, 2015 — Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and Skybound, Robert Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, today announced that Mythos painter and Daredevil penciler and Eisner Award winnerPaolo Rivera has drawn the 12th in a yearlong series of Limited Edition Exclusive Variant Covers of The Walking Dead #1 comic, to be provided free to all full-price attendees at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, June 19-21. Skybound’sThe Walking Deadcreated by Kirkman, the groundbreaking, Eisner Award winning comic book series, continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
The exclusive The Walking Dead #1 edition will be produced in extremely limited quantities and is available at registration to fans at the Sacramento Convention Center only while supplies last. VIP attendees will receive an additional black & white sketch version of the comic.
Rivera started working for Marvel Comics in 2002. Although he began his career painting in oil, he has since moved on to penciling, inking, and coloring (with some occasional sculpting). He was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Fla., and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003, where he studied under David Mazzucchelli. He broke into the comics industry thanks to writer Jim Krueger, whom he met at Megacon in Orlando, Fla. (while still in high school).
Rivera’s best-known painted work is Mythos , a series of six richly-painted origin stories written by Paul Jenkins. Originally published as one-shots, it was collected into a hardcover edition in 2008. He now limits his painted work to covers including The Twelve, The Iliad, The Amazing Spider-Man and Wolverine, among many others. More recently, he penciled six issues of Mark Waid’s Daredevil run. His father, Joe Rivera, inked the issues, for which they received two Eisners.
The artists for future books will be announced as they are selected. A similar series in 2013 featuring exclusives of The Walking Dead #1 proved to be wildly popular with fans. The full schedule of 2015-16 Wizard World shows is available at http://www.wizardworld.com/
“The Walking Dead” stars attending the second annual Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento include Norman Reedus (“Daryl Dixon”), Christian Serratos (“Rosita Espinosa”) and Scott Wilson (“Hershel Greene”). The celebrity roster also includes Danny Trejo (Machete , From Dusk Till Dawn), Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”), Kelly Frye (“The Flash”), WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™ and Eva Marie™, Charlie Carver (“Teen Wolf,” Malcolm McDowell ( A Clockwork Orange), Alfonso Ribeiro (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) and many others.
In addition to Rivera, Artist Alley in Sacramento will feature Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), Humberto Ramos (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Spectacular Spider-Man”), Mel Rubi (“Red Sonja,” “Doctor Strange”), Phil Ortiz (“The Simpsons,” “Muppet Babies”), Peter Bagge (“Hate,” “Mad”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Ethan Van Sciver (“Justice League,” “Batman”) and more.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 13th of 26 events currently scheduled on the 2015 Wizard World calendar, Sacramento show hours are Friday, June 19, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more on the 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/
About Robert Kirkman
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur , and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with Fox International.
Since entering the comics scene with his self-published cult-hit Battle Pope in 2000, the Kentucky native has risen to fame as one of the most successful names in comics and entertainment. In 2008, Kirkman became a partner at Image Comics, and in 2010, he opened Skybound, his own imprint at Image, which publishes his titles as well as other original work.
That same year, Kirkman continued to expand his presence in the entertainment industry, becoming a creator, executive producer and writer on The Walking Dead television show.
The show is in production on its fifth season and has become the highest-rated basic cable drama of all time. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Kirkman is also slated to executive produce AMC’s upcoming The Walking Dead companion series.
Under the Skybound Entertainment umbrella Kirkman wrapped production on his first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead ’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.
About Skybound Entertainment
Since opening its doors in 2010, Skybound Entertainment has grown into a multiplatform entertainment company. Skybound CEO Robert Kirkman is creator of the award-winning The Walking Dead comic book series, the inspiration for the hit TV show of the same name where he serves as creator and executive producer. To date The Walking Dead is the #1 on television among the coveted 18-49 demo.
Skybound Entertainment and Kirkman just wrapped production on their first feature film, Air, starring The Walking Dead ’s Norman Reedus and Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The film is slated to be released in the spring of 2015.
Skybound released Kirkman’s new exorcism comic, Outcast , in June 2014 which recently got the green light for a television pilot with CINEMAX and Fox International. Kirkman will serve as creator and executive producer of the series.
Skybound Entertainment and digital entertainment company Maker Studios recently announced a deal for the studio to produce and air four digital series based off Skybound IPs.
Comic book titles published by Skybound include The Walking Dead, the superhero-comic Invincible, all-ages comic Super Dinosaur, the revenge drama Dead Body Road, and heist comic Thief of Thieves .
Skybound also creates a wide range of merchandise, including video games, apparel, board games, and action figures.
About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. (http://www.wizardworld.com ) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2015 Wizard World Comic Con schedule is available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s Big WOW! ComicFest on April 18-19th at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos St. in San Jose.
Hero will be at booth #300 on the convention floor, and Hero Initiative Ambassadors on the con floor will collecting for Hero include: Brent Anderson, Dan Brereton, Dave Gibbons, Mick Gray, Rich Koslowski, Joseph Michael Linsner, John Livesay, Bill Morrison, Marat Mychaels, Paolo Rivera, and Chrissie Zullo. Make sure you stop by and do the right thing!
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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 $700,000 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.
Eisner-winning penciller/inker team Paolo Rivera and his father Joe Rivera (who have collaborated on titles including Daredevil, Superior Spider-Man Team Up, Action Comics, Batman: Black & White) appear at Isotope on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM to sign the conclusion of THE VALIANT! Original artwork by the Riveras is available via Splash Page Comic Art.
Isotope – The Comic Book Lounge
326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
This week, Valiant Entertainment is taking center stage at New York Comic Con 2014 – the biggest pop culture convention on the East Coast – for a weekend packed to the brim with surprise announcements, convention-only exclusives, creator signings, and more!
From Thursday, October 9th through Sunday, October 12th, join Valiant at Booth #2028 inside the Javits Center in midtown Manhattan to shop a brand new selection of NYCC-exclusive offerings – including the limited edition X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl Figure by CKRTLAB Toys! The first in a new line of Valiant Urban Vinyl figures set to debut in 2015, the first-ever X-O Manowar stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.
Plus: pick up the X-O MANOWAR #0 NYCC Exclusive Variant, featuring an all-new cover by rising star Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, Secret Avengers)! Jump on board here and discover the untold origins of Valiant’s armored Visigoth hero with Valiant’s latest essential zero issue by acclaimed creators Robert Venditti and Clay Mann!
And that’s not all – look for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of Valiant’s biggest talents, including Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER), Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Michael Walsh (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS), and many more!
Then, on Friday, October 10th at 12:15 PM, join an all-star panel of guests for the VALIANT COMICS: THE VALIANT, RAI, X-O MANOWAR AND BEYOND panel presentation! This winter, superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera launch the year’s most anticipated new series with THE VALIANT… but what happens next? Find out here as Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI, UNITY), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), Fred Van Lente (THE DELINQUENTS, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani lead off an exclusive round of news and announcements, right here at New York Comic-Con! Plus: RAI, X-O MANOWAR, UNITY, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG, QUANTUM AND WOODY, and much, much more!
And the action continues on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 PM as Valiant brings the superstar creative team behind THE VALIANT – Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera – to New York’s famous St. Marks Comics for an exclusive post-show signing, featuring free THE VALIANT: FIRST LOOK preview editions, and more!
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Valiant Entertainment Heads to Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 with Show Exclusives, Giveaways, Signings, Panels, and Much More
Hot off of 16 nominations at this year’s Harvey Awards – including six for the industry’s most nominated series, Quantum and Woody – Valiant Entertainment is proud to join Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 for a weekend jam-packed with show exclusives, signings, and panel appearances from the most talked-about comic book publisher of the year!
From Friday, September 5th through Sunday, September 7th, join Valiant at Booth #2008/2009 to pick up your The Delinquents #1 Baltimore Comic-Con 2014 Exclusive Variant by fan favorite artist Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers, Comeback)! Witness the beginning of summer’s most disastrous super-hero joyride right here as Harvey Award-nominated writers James Asmus (Quantum and Woody) and Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and red-hot artist Kano (Quantum and Woody) collide Quantum and Woody and Archer & Armstrong for the crudest, lewdest, and most unsportsmanlike team-up in comics history!
And that’s not all! Debuting at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014, discover the battle ten millennia in the making with The Valiant: First Look preview edition, featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look inside the all-new, prestige format mini-series event from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera. Packed with never-before-seen artwork, preview pages, and interviews, and featuring nearly every Valiant hero, do not miss your chance to find out why The Valiant is the astonishing new adventure that will be taking comics by storm this December.
Plus: join Valiant for signings and appearances all weekend long from some of the top talents in comics today, including The Delinquents’ own James Asmus, alongside colorist Laura Martin (Armor Hunters), artist Rafer Roberts (X-O Manowar #25, Harbinger #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel), writer Vivek J. Tiwary (Harbinger #25), and more surprise guests!
Then, join an all-star panel of Valiant creators and staff on Saturday, September 6th at 1 PM ET for an in-depth discussion about the future of X-O Manowar, Unity, Rai, Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong, and more with writer James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents), writer Ray Fawkes (Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent), writer Vivek J. Tiwary (Harbinger #25), colorist Brian Reber (Unity, Eternal Warrior: Days of Steel), colorist Laura Martin (Armor Hunters), Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani, only at Baltimore Comic-Con!
We’ll see you in Charm City!
For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, on Tumblr, and at ValiantUniverse.com.
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.
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Hero Initiative makes first-ever trip to Wizard World Sacramento!
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 27, 2014) Hero Initiative will be heading to Wizard World Sacramento March 7-9 at the Sacramento Convention center located at 1400 J Street to raise money for comic creators in need.
Artists around the floor have volunteered to be goodwill ambassadors, asking for donations to help Hero throughout the weekend. Make sure to drop by Paolo Rivera (Booth #A17), Jimmie Robinson (B14), and Arthur Suydam (A41) to help out!
In addition, Hero will be raffling off a Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again statue based on the art of Frank Miller, courtesy of Sacramento’s own Empires Comic Vault! You could be the lucky winner, so stop by booth 600A! See you there!
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.
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Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
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HeroesCon 2013 tickets and artist alley tables are now available for the 2013 show which takes place on June 7-9th!
$30 Discount Passes available until January 1, 2013 / 3 Day Passes will be $40 after the 1st of the year. You can save $25 by ordering now! Click here for tickets!
Heroes Convention is not only one of the most recognizable names on the comics convention circuit, but has a well-deserved reputation as a convention that puts comics first, meaning aisles packed with fans looking for new comics and comic-related merchandise to check out. Our 2013 HeroesCon will be one of our biggest yet, and booth space is fully expected to sell out well in advance of the show. No space is reserved without payment in full: act now to reserve your space!
ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE: $300 Includes 6′ table, 2 chairs, and 2 passes. Great for a solo venture or a two-man team. Or a two-woman team. Man/Woman teams are fine, too.
FOR ADDITIONAL SEATS above the allotment you receive with your purchased space(s), the cost is $50 per additional seat, up to a maximum of 1 additional person per Artists Alley Table, no exceptions–we want everyone to have the most pleasant and comfortable show they can, and overcrowded tables are the opposite of pleasant and comfortable show they can, and overcrowded tables are the opposite of pleasant and comfortable.
NOTE that paid spaces in Artists Alley are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless you have other specific preferences, we will place tables beginning in the center of the area, moving outward. There is a space on the Artists Alley registration page where you can put seating preferences if you have them. We try as hard as we can to honor these, but obviously we cannot honor all of them, so thanks for your understanding!
HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
2013 Guests include:
& MANY MORE!
BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER FREE! NUMBERED INCENTIVES, INCLUDING PRINTS, ETC., WILL BE AWARDED IN THE ORDER THE PASSES ARE PURCHASED, SO THE EARLIER YOU BUY, THE BETTER!
ENTRY WILL BE $20:FRI $20:SAT $15: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $25 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY!
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Paolo Rivera (artist on Amazing Spider-Man and Daredevil) signs at Forbidden Planet on Sunday, November 11th from 2pm till 4pm.
Forbidden Planet Dublin
5/6 Crampton Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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NYCC 2012: Signing & Booth Schedule
Find out about the awesome events at the Marvel booth and who will be there!
Get excited, True Believers! Marvel returns to New York Comic Con, along with the hottest creators in the industry! For four days at the Marvel Booth (#1838), fans will be able to enjoy tons of events, signings, and awesome on-stage events that will make New York Comic Con 2012 truly memorable! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#1838) for your chance to get in on the exclusive Marvel fun!
The Marvel Booth (#1838) is your one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways, costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you!
And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, and many, many more!
Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!