August 31, 2015 by Colin Solan
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Hartford Comic Con returns this September 19-20, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT! In the very first year, over 11,000 fans attended and this year they are looking for even more fans to join in the fun!
The staff has been hard at work putting together a great guest line up for this year’s convention and will continue to do so up to the opening of the show! Currently the following comic creators are scheduled to appear: Ray Fawkes, Chad Hardin, John Tyler Christopher, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bastian, Craig Rousseau, Mark McKenna (special host for this year’s Kids Conn!), Jack Purcell, Bob Almond, Khary Randolph, Paul Ryan, Sara Richard, Darby Pop!, Jeff Schultz, Ransom Getty, Nate Bellegarde, Mike Lilly, Matt Fletcher, Braden Lamb, Alex Sanchez, Eric Talbot, Alex Sanchez and Ale Garza!
Additionally several media guests from movies and television will also appear: Kelly Hu, Michael Jai White, Joey Lauren Adams, Christy Romano, BJ Britt, Ernie Hudson, Samantha Newark, Nicki Clyne, Robert Axelrod, Jeff Kline, Taimak, Tito Santana and Trina Nishimura!
For those interested in either Artist Alley tables or Vendor space, please visit our website www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow the link under the registration tab.
Artists Paul Ryan and Norman Lee sign at Rubber Chicken Comics on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from noon until 4:00 pm!
Paul has worked on countless comics including The Avengers, Superman: The Man of Tomorrow, The Amazing Spider-Man, and more! He currently pencils and inks the daily comic strip The Phantom for King Features Syndicate!!
Norman has also worked on a ton of books Including Dark Horse’s Spyboy, Astonishing X-Men, Spider-Man Adventures, and more! He is currently inking Wolverine and the X-Men for Marvel Comics!!
Rubber Chicken Comics will also be having store specials all day long from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Buy any Comic, TPB, HC, Magazine or Graphic Novel get a second 1/2 price!!! (of equal or lesser value).
Rubber Chicken Comics
15 N. Main Street (Rt 126), Bellingham, MA 02019
Artist Paul Ryan appears at That’s Entertainment of Worcester on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 3-6pm!
On Sunday, December 30, 2012, That’s Entertainment of Worcester will celebrate the recent installation of the street sign for the newly renamed private road, Lois Lane. Superman artist Paul Ryan will be at the store at 244 Park Avenue from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ryan will draw an original sketch of Lois Lane on a special commemorative print, at no charge for each attendee while time permits and the supply of prints lasts.
The street name Lois Lane instantly evokes the image of the famous fictional character who has been Superman’s love interest— probably the archetypal superhero love interest– in various media for seven decades. She is the plucky journalist who always seems on the verge of proving that Superman is actually Clark Kent.
That’s Entertainment had petitioned the City in March of 2011 to change the name of Marmon Place, a short private road that runs alongside and behind the store, to Lois Lane. In August of this year, the Worcester City Council unanimously approved the request. “The new name is a perfect match for That’s Entertainment, because we’re in the comic book and pop culture business,” said That’s Entertainment owner Paul Howley, “and just about everyone says it’s a super idea.”
Manager Ken Carson expressed appreciation for the City officials who moved the proposal forward step by step, and for the DPW’s attention to detail in the sign and installation. “It’s a very eye-catching sign, with the Worcester heart symbol on it, and ‘Lois Lane’ spelled out fully,” Carson said. “I’m sure it will become a popular spot for photos.”
“We’ve been in Worcester for thirty-two years and right at this address for the past twenty,” Carson added. “Now we can say that we’re located at the corner of Park Ave. and Lois Lane.”
Artist Paul Ryan, who currently draws the daily comic strip The Phantom for King Features Syndicate, has worked extensively in the comic industry on major characters such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Avengers, Batman and Superman. Ryan is the only artist to have contributed to the wedding issues of both Spider-Man (Peter Parker marrying Mary Jane Watson in Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, 1987), and Superman (Clark Kent marrying– of course– Lois Lane in Superman: The Wedding Album, 1996).
“We’re excited that Paul Ryan was available for the event because he’s a classic superhero artist, and he has a strong history of drawing Lois,” said Evan Scola, Marketing Manager for the store.
We will also simultaneously hold a “Lois Lane Look-Alike” contest. Because “Superman’s Girlfriend” has been featured in so many different comics, TV shows and movies over the course of 75 years, there is a lot of room for interpretation.
“We’ll be taking photos of anyone who wants to enter. We’re looking for someone who personifies the tough and determined Daily Planet reporter. But Lois is really timeless, so a contestant might dress as a lady reporter from any era between the 1930s and the present,” said Scola. “After the event, we’ll choose the winner of a $50 store gift certificate.”
In addition, the store will also raffle a hand-signed photo of the first Lois Lane actress, Noel Neill, at the event. Neill appeared in 1940s Superman film serials, and later starred alongside George Reeves in the classic 1950s TV show, The Adventures of Superman.
That’s Entertainment is a pop culture emporium established in 1980. In 1997, That’s Entertainment received the “Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award” from Comic-Con International: San Diego. The award, named for comic book creator Will Eisner, recognizes “an individual retailer who has done an outstanding job of supporting the comics art medium both in the community and within the industry at large.” In addition to comic books, the store carries video games, baseball cards, records, toys, DVDs and other collectible and entertainment items.
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
Artist Paul Ryan signs at That’s Entertainment on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day! Paul will be drawing free sketches of Avengers characters!
56 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Artist Paul Ryan appears at TJ Collectibles on March 18th from noon to 5pm to sign autographs and do some sketching. Paul Ryan is currently the daily artist of THE PHANTOM, as well as many different comic book titles including Iron Man, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Superman, Flash, and many more! Come on down and meet him!
160 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757
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Paul Ryan, artist on titles such as Avengers, Iron Man, Flash, Superman, an acclaimed Fantastic Four run involving the death of Reed Richards, The Phantom, and many more signs and sketches (limit 1 sketch per fan) from 11:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day.
160 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757
SPACE 242, Boston’s Low Brow Destination, proudly announces its May/June exhibition, SMUDGE! SMEAR! SPLATTER!, Celebrating Comic Art, features work by Jamie Buckmaster, Craig Bostick, Alison Cowell, Andy Fish, Veronica Hebard, Bret Herholz, Mike Leslie, Derek Ring, Paul Ryan, and Tak Toyoshima.
The exhibition, on view May 28 through June 18 includes vaired works by the above artists including comic pages, original pieces, and prints. The opening reception is Friday, May 28, from 6-8pm. The event is free and open to the public with RSVP at the website. An artist talk will be held Friday, June 18 from 7-8pm. Gallery hours are Friday evenings 6:30-8pm, no RSVP necessary.
SPACE 242’s May/June exhibition is sponsored in part by The Weekly Dig, ArtScope Magazine, Jakprints, DrinkMasters, and Harpoon.
The above images, from left to right:
Batman by Paul Ryan c DC Comics
ANHV by Derek Ring
Dracula by Andy Fish
SPACE 242, 242 E. Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118
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Paul Ryan will be at That’s Entertainment from 5pm – 7pm doing free head sketches on May 19th for the inaugural, first-annual, Avengers Day! This historic event marks an all new era for Marvel’s greatest heroes as the Avengers come together to usher in The Heroic Age. Mark your calendars and be the first person on your block to score great Avengers Day commemorative items like:
-Exclusive limited edition print featuring John Romita Jr.’s “I Am An Avenger” images,
Plus, fans can’t miss the chance to add their own heroes to the Avengers roster by sketching on the Avengers #1 I Am An Avenger Blank Variant and purchase the stunning Avengers Poster by John Romita Jr!
Plus a special advance screening edition of Avengers #1! This limited edition comic, featuring a letter from Brian Michael Bendis, won’t be made available to the general public or retailers not participating in May 19th’s historic events.