Tampa Bay Comic Con Starts 2013 by Announcing a “Walking Dead” Star!
January 2nd, 2013 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con has confirmed actress Lauren Cohan as a headlining guest for the April 6-7, 2013 convention. Lauren Cohan is famed for her role as Maggie Greene in AMC’s massively popular series, The Walking Dead and as Bela Talbot in CW’s series Supernatural. Tampa Bay Comic Con attendees will be able to meet and greet Lauren Cohan as well as get autographs and photo-ops at the convention.
In addition, the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s guest list is set to include a talented array of professional comic book creators. Among them are: Jenny Frison (Hack & Slash artist), Michael Golden (Punisher, Transfomers artist), Bob Layton (Iron Man artist), Luke McDonnell (Iron Man artist), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider, Punisher artist) and Renee Witterstaetter (writer, editor).
The Tampa Bay Comic Con will feature over 100 exhibitor/vendor tables where convention attendees can browse through a large selection of inventory including: comic books, cards, toys, t-shirts, magazines, artwork, Star Wars merchandise, jewelry and much more. All attendees are also welcome to attend all convention panels (which will include Lauren Cohan’s panel) as well as participate in the “Costume Contest” and the “Artist Throwdown”.
The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and FREE for children (12 and under). Parking is FREE. Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s online “Travel/Hotel” section for special discounted room rates. The address is:
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
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Wonders at WonderCon– Golden “Special Guest”; Calero Added to line-up!
Anaheim, CA– WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and pop culture conventions, moves to Anaheim, CA and the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center for 2012 with Special Guest– Michael Golden in attendance for the first time. Also from Eva Ink Artist Group, we are please to announce that artist Dennis Calero and writer Renee Witterstaetter will also be attending this West Coast mainstay event.
Taking place the weekend of March 16-18 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), WonderCon is coming off its best year ever, with over 49,000 attendees in its 25th annual event.
This year proves to be equally exciting. Here’s a little about one of this year’s invited guests, Michael Golden:
Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, Micronauts, Bucky O’Hare
Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-Men’s Rogue character, Spartan X, and Bucky O’Hare, is known for his groundbreaking work on The ‘Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe, Dr. Strange, and numerous other characters and titles. He is counted as one of the best cover designers and storytellers in the business. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen as the regular cover artist for Spawn, while future work includes a few secret projects for IDW and DC and the Spartan X trade paperback.
Michael will be located at table AA 060, along with writer, Renee Witterstaetter
X-Men Noir, Legion of Superheroes, Cowboys and Aliens
Dennis Calero is the award winning and internationally recognized artist of X-Men: Noir and Legion of Superheroes. His work includes 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Cowboys and Aliens, Dark Tower, Fallen Angel, Hawkgirl, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Magic The Gathering, Countdown to Final Crisis, Wolverine: First Class and JSA Classified. During his tenure on X-Factor the title was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Series (2006). Calero also co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, one of the first computer-coloring companies working in the comic-book field.
Dennis will be located at table AA 020
WonderCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center this year, which is within easy walking distance of Disneyland’s free Downtown Disney district, featuring shopping and fine dining.
WonderCon itself offers attendees, professionals, and exhibitors the complete convention experience. In addition to the Exhibit Hall featuring comics and items from the many worlds of the popular arts, fans can expect exclusive programming from the top comics publishers in the country, movie and television panels, anime, autographs, games, the Masquerade, and portfolio review, providing one of the best conventions out there. With the change of venue to Anaheim in 2012, WonderCon is more than ever a “must-attend” event on the convention calendar, especially with the addition of the beautiful Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding area as a bonus to both long-time and new attendees. Make it a long late-winter weekend in Anaheim and visit WonderCon, then take in Disneyland right next door after the convention!
But for that first bit of “wonder,” stop and visit Golden and Calero at the show!
For more information on WonderCon go to: http://www.comic-con.org/wc/
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James Marsters, Julie Benz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ray Park, Adam West, Burt Ward, Billy Dee Williams, Peter Tork Among Headliners At Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, January 29-30 At New Orleans Morial Convention Center
Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Kelly Donovon Add to “Buffyfest New Orleans”; Ernie Hudson, Robyn Griggs, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among 150+ Celebrity Guests, Leading Comics Artists, Creative Directors
NEW YORK and NEW ORLEANS, December 2010 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con opens the 2011 season for North America’s largest pop-culture tour, January 29-30 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in grand style, with superstar guests James Marsters, Julie Benz, Louis Gossett Jr., Ray Park, Adam West, Burt Ward, Billy Dee Williams and Peter Tork headlining the stellar list. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop culture, movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Benz, who has also starred in “Dexter,” “No Ordinary Family,” and “Desperate Housewives,” and Marsters will be part of a “Buffyfest,” which has proven popular at other Wizard World shows and will include other “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer” stars Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, James Leary and Kelly Donovan in New Orleans.
“We are excited to be bringing all these stars and the best comic creators to New Orleans,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO. “We feel like fans there have been waiting for an event like New Orleans Comic Con to come to their backyard, and we are ready for a big first year.”
Other popular New Orleans Comic Con celebrity guests include Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS), Walter Koenig (“Star Trek”), Robyn Griggs (“Another World,” “One Life to Live”), Claudia Christian (“Look”; “Babylon 5”), Mark Ryan ( TRANSFORMERS 1 and 2) and Cynthia Scott (ALIENS).
Fans can also meet their favorite comic creators and artists, including Kaare Andrews (“Astonishing X-Men”, “Iron Man”), Kody Chamberlain (“Sweets,” “Punks”), John Dell (“JLA,” “Adventure Comics”), Michael Golden (“Wolverine: First Class,” “New Exiles”), Mike Grell (“Green Lantern,” “Green Arrow”), Rob Guillory (“Chew”), Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), John Layman (“Chew,” “Puffed”), Rob Liefeld (“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), David Mack (“Kabuki,” “Daredevil”), Joe Madureira (“Darksiders,” “Uncanny X-Men”), Kevin Maguire (“Justice League,” “Batman Confidential”), Terry Moore (“Strangers in Paradise,” “Echo”), Yanick Paquette (“Batman,” “Superman”), Steve Scott (“X-Men Forever,” “Wolverine”) Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra,” “Assassin”), Cameron Stewart (“Batman & Robin,” “Catwoman”), Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Batman”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”), Renee Witterstaetter (“She Hulk,” “Avengers”) and Ethan Van Sciver (“Green Lantern,” “Superman/Batman”).
The New Orleans Comic Con Wrestling section includes the popular Kevin Nash and Booker T.
Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at more than 100 dealer booths.
Special events at New Orleans Comic Con include the “Magic: The Gathering” and Yu-Gi-Oh card game tournaments, professional photo opportunities (Photo Ops), movie screenings with celebrities and others.
The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. in New Orleans. New Orleans Comic Con is the first stop on Wizard’s 2011 North American tour, which to date has 13 events scheduled. Hours are Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Tickets are available in advance or by calling 1-866-882-5860 and online at www.wizardworld.com/neworleans.html at up to a 15% savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are $25 ($30 on site); two-day weekend tickets are $40 ($45 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available.
The freshly renovated New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is an essential component of what makes the city’s major business events so successful. With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, the Convention Center is the sixth largest convention facility in the nation, and it consistently ranks in the country’s top ten of facilities that hold the most conventions and trade shows annually.
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 a North American Comic Con tour. Wizard World Comic Con – The Pop-Culture Capital of the World!
Michael Golden and Eva Ink Artist Group “Im-print” at Virginia ComiCon!
Golden, Scott, Jusko and Ramos round out the roaster!
Richmond, VA– The Biggest Comic Convention in Virginia, the Virginia ComiCon is coming up this weekend! And an exclusive Michael Golden print is marking the occasion– available at registration!
Eva Ink Artist Group will be at the show en force with legendary artist and creator Michael Golden. Michael is known for his groundbreaking work on such books as “The’Nam,” “G.I. Joe,” “Doctor Strange,” “The Micronuats,” and much more. And currently Golden is working on “Spawn 200” with Todd McFarlane, as well as a few other special books in the works with IDW and more. Michael will have copies of his new book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains” at the show, in addition to other books , DVD’s and prints. Golden will be signing and sketching both days of the show.
Artist Steve Scott, fresh off his successful “Batman Confidential” gig for DC Comics, will have copies of his sketchbook “Steve Scott Sketches” as well as some new prints he’ll be debuting in Virginia for the occasion. Steve’s work has recently graced issues of “X-Men Forever,” “Green Lantern”– special projects, and also includes amazing work on Hulk, Indiana Jones, and production work for “Smallville” as well. Steve will be signing and sketching both days of the show.
Writer and color artist Renee Witterstaetter will also be on hand to sign copies of her books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” “Dying for Action—The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” “Spartan X,” and her new book “Kerry and the Scary Things.”
Also joining the convention is fine art painter supreme, Joe Jusko, who is also the subject of two new Eva Ink Publishing sketchbook, the first one hitting stands now–“Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty.” Copies of the book will be available at the show while supplies last. Joe is know for his beautiful cover work featuruing Marvel, DC and Edgar Rice Burroughs characters, and much more, including beautifully painted Lara Croft sequential pages, and creation of the comic book series “Cops: The Job.” With a legacy too lengthy to even mention here, Joe will be signing and sketching at the show both days.
Renowned inker and illustrator Rodney Ramos, will be joining the group as well in his first ever appearance in Virginia! Rodney will have a plethora of pages and prints available for the Virginia ComiCon. And will be sketching and signing as well. Rodney has worked for every major comic book company out there, on their most prominent characters. If you collect comics, you have a hundred of his works in your collection, no doubt. Don’t miss his first appearance at the VA ComiCon!
In addition to Golden, Jusko, Scott, Ramos and Witterstaetter, the amazing guest list for this weekend includes Ethan Van Sciver, Arthur Suydam, Larry Hama, Mike McKone, Billy Tucci, Tim Seeley, Jim Calafiore, Budd Root, Brian Pulido, and many more!
For more information or to book a sketch with the featured artists above, contact Renee Witterstaetter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the VA ComiCon, go to: vacomicon.com
Mid-Ohio Con Right in the Middle of Things (In a good way of course)!
Golden, Texeira and Scott Round Out Guest List!
Columbus, OH– Mid-Ohio Con not only lives up to it’s geographical name, but this is one convention that also has it’s thumb right in the middle of pop culture and comics, and this fave Fall convention is BACK, November 6th and 7th! Joining the artistic line-up for the show will be comics creators Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, and Steve Scott!
Michael Golden is known for many titles in his artistic legacy, notably as being co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare, Spartan X, Marionette, Bug, and more beloved characters. His storytelling work is touted in such books as “The ‘Nam,” “Doctor Strange,” “Avengers,” “G.I. Joe,” and much more. You can see his recent work on covers for Marvel Comics, and more storytelling is in the works as well, currently collaborating with Todd McFarlane!
Michael has recently been honored with “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the Lille Comics Festival as well as the University of Maryland Eastern Show. Gallery shows on Mr. Golden have been mounted in places as diverse as Antwerp, Gijon and Barcelona. A 45 piece gallery show is currently installed at UMES until December 2nd, while an another gallery show is slated to begin in Madrid in December.
Fine art painter and storyteller Mark Texeira is known for his stunning covers on so many Marvel comics, it would be hard to name them all. Titles routinely associated with his name include “Ghost Rider,” “Black Panther,” “Moonknight,” and much more. Recently, Mark just completed a Punisher mini-series that will hit stands soon, as well as a few other projects for the Big M. His covers have also recently appeared as frontage for Vampirella and numerous other titles.
Marks work has been featured in gallery shows in Charlotte, as well as Illustration House and The Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.
Artist Steve Scott has just finished penciling an exciting Batman project that is on stands NOW, and his issue of “Batman Confidential” hit to rave reviews! Known for his work on “Indiana Jones,” “She-Hulk,” “Hulk,” “JLA,” “X-Men,” and much more, you can see a preview of Steve’s Batman project on newsarama at:
Podcasts with many of the creators can be found at http://wheremonstersdwell.ca, while Steve’s work has also been featured in gallery shows in Charlotte, Illustration House and The Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.
Recently returned from an appearance in Malta, writer, editor and publisher Renee Witterstaetter will be joining the crew as well as a guest at Mid-Ohio Con, to sign copies of her new books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” and “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” both published by Vanguard Productions. She will also have copies of her film book “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” as well as copies of her numerous comic book work to choose from, including “Spartan X.”
Coming up for Renee is the impending publication of her new books “Kerry and the Scary Things,” and “Mark Texeira: Nightmares and Daydreams Sketchbook.” Stop by Renee’s table as well, to inquire about commissions from any of the fellas above.
Mid-Ohio Con is taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and also features guests: David Finch, Adam Hughes, Brian Pulido, Matt Wagner, Billy Tucci, Bryan J.L. Glass, Chris Sprouse, David Mack, Ethan Van Scriver, Frank Cho, Herb Trimpe, Sergio Aragones, Todd Dezago,Todd Nauck, and many more. For more information go to:
For more information on the artists and commissions/sketch lists contact Renee at: email@example.com
NYCC is Back! Golden, Texeira and Scott Headline for Eva Ink Artist Group
Lead up to show with ongoing Illustration House Exhibition and Sale
New York, NY–New York ComiCon is back! This next weekend, Oct. 8-10th, and the Javits Center once again fills up with everything comics and anime! Joining the artistic line-up for the show will be comics creators Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, and Steve Scott, leading up to the big event with podcasts, gallery openings and more!
Michael Golden is known for many titles in his artistic legacy, notably as being co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare, Spartan X, Marionette, Bug, and more beloved characters. His storytelling work is touted in such books as “The ‘Nam,” “Doctor Strange,” “Avengers,” “G.I. Joe,” and much more. You can see his recent work on covers for Marvel Comics, and more storytelling is in the works, starting off with pages inked over the legandary Neal Adams in their recent Batman collaboration. Michael will be located at table G-1 in Artist Alley.
Fine art painter and storyteller Mark Texeira is known for his stunning covers on so many Marvel comics, it would be hard to name them all. Titles routinely associated with his name include “Ghost Rider,” “Black Panther,” “Moonknight,” and much more. Recently, Mark has just completed a Punisher mini-series that will hit stands soon, as well as a few other projects for the Big M. His covers have also recently appeared as frontage for Vampirella and numerous other titles. Mark will be located at table G-3 in Artist Alley.
Artist Steve Scott also just took part in a special podcast the Wednesday before the NYCC, Oct. 6th, on “Where Monsters Dwell.” Go to wheremonstersdwell.ca to find out more(The interview is available there for listening any time), as Steve talked about his exciting new Batman project that should be hitting the stands just before the convention as well. Steve will be located at table G-4 in Artist Alley. Known for his work on “Indiana Jones,” “She-Hulk,” “Hulk,” “JLA,” and much more, you can see a preview of Steve’s Batman project on newsarama at:
Writer, editor and publisher Renee Witterstaetter will be joining the guys to sign copies of her new books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” and “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” both published by Vanguard Productions. She will also have copies of “Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan,” as well as copies of her numerous comic book work to choose from. Stop by Renee’s table as well to inquire about commissions from any of the fellas above. Renee will be located at table G-2 in Artist Alley.
All three artists are being honored at a gallery exhibition and sale in Manhattan, and YOU are invited. Eva Ink Artist Group and Illustration House hosted the opening for Golden, Texeira and Scott at Illustration House on Thursday night, Oct. 7th, but the pieces for sale are available for viewing on the Illustration House website for the next month!
With podcasts and gallery shows galore, what a great way to lead up to the NYCC. See you there!
For more information on the artist’s contact Renee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exclusives Abound at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con! And for the first time EVER, Michael Golden’s artwork will be featured as part of the VIP Package for the premiere upcoming pop-culture event!
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is the place to be to collect exclusive prints, books, die cast cars, toys and other items, as more than 30 different pieces will be available only at the event, August 19-22 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
But this eye-catching Power Girl piece by the co-creator of X-Men’s Rogue, is available ONLY as part of the VIP exclusives. And it’s certainly no mystery why Mr. G. was picked as part of this special promotion for the show.
During his career, Golden has been an editor at DC Comics as well as senior art director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on numerous movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as New York, Gijon and Barcelona, Antwerp and Brussels, and his class on storytelling has been conducted in Spain, Brussels, Canada, and the United States.
In addition to his groundbreaking art on titles such as “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” “The Avengers,” “Batman,” and “Dr. Strange,” Golden’s recent work can be seen on the covers of “Heroes for Hire,” “Exiles,” “Nightwing,” “Uncanny X-Men,” “Hulk Team-Up,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Spiderman 1602,” among much more! Books on his work include the recent publications “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” “Modern Masters: Michael Golden,” “Heroes and Villains,” and “MORE Heroes and Villains,” most of which will be available from Michael in artist’s alley while supplies last.
Chicago Comic Con will easily be one of the top conventions of the year. And joining Golden at the event will be Eva Ink Artist Group contemporaries Mark Texeira and Steve Scott.
Currently Texeira is finishing up a Punisher limited series for Marvel Comics, and you no doubt know him from his stunning work on Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Black Panther, Conan, and much more. Mark will have copies of his books “Babes and Brawn,” and “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira,” at the show.
Artist Steve Scott recently completed stints X-Men Forever, a Green Lantern special project and is currently working on a Batman story at DC Comics as well. At Wizard Chicago, Steve will be offering copies of his new sketchbook, “Steve Scott Sketches,” while supplies last, as well as some exclusive prints!
This year’s WWC also includes an impressive line-up from Hollywood including William Shatner, Linda Hamilton, James Marsters, Adam West, the Final Five Cylons from Battlestar Galactica, Linda Blair, Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer, Claudia Christian, Richard Roundtree, Julia Jones and many many more!
The line-up from the world of illustration and comics is also pretty amazing, and includes, along with Golden, Texeira, and Scott: Joe Madureira, Arthur Suydam, Brian Pulido, J. Scott Campbell, Jim Calafiore, William Christensen, Bill Sienkiewicz, Greg Horn, Stuart Sayger, Jill Thompson, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Leo Leibelman, James O’Barr, Mike McKone, Geof Darrow, Gary Friedrich, David Mack, Renee Witterstaetter, Mike Grell, and tons more! It can certainly be said that Chicago Comic Con boasts one of the largest Artist Alley in the country!
In fact, this amazing event features over 500 special guests and celebrities from the world of comic books, film & television, wrestling, pop culture and more will be in attendance, and you will not want to miss out! And don’t forget to sign up for the VIP package featuring that fantastic Michael Golden Power Girl print as well!
Chicago Comic Con runs from August 19-22, 2010 at the Rosemont Convention Center. For more information, go to: http://www.wizardworld.com
For more information on commissions, and appearances of artists Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, Steve Scott and Eva Ink Artist Group, contact Renee at: email@example.com
NEW YORK COMIC CON ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF GUESTS!
Comics Are “Heart and Soul” of Convention!
Norwalk, CT, July 9, 2010: New York Comic Con (NYCC) has today announced its first major round of comic guest appearances at this year’s show which will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, October 8 – 10, 2010. Convention officials note that while the final NYCC guest list will span the pop culture universe, including authors, writers, film actors and directors, by far the largest contingent of guest appearances will be from the world of comics. A few of the many guests who have been revealed in today’s announcement include: Adam Hughes, Steve McNiven, Steve Epting, Bob Layton and Greg Pak. Organizers note that Adam Hughes was also a guest at NYCC in 2008. Hughes has drawn for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and many other companies, and he has also done work for Lucasfilm and Warner Bros. He is currently working on many projects, including a hardcover collection of his work for DC Comics.
In separate announcements, NYCC organizers have revealed that Stan Lee will be this year’s “Spotlight” Guest of Honor at New York Comic Con and John Romita and John Romita, Jr. will be appearing together as Keystone Guests of Honor at the show.
“While New York Comic Con has certainly grown and evolved in new directions over the past five years, we remain a show which is dedicated to providing a home for the absolute best and most respected comic book talent,” notes Lance Fensterman, Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. “Comics are the heart and soul of NYCC and we are enormously grateful to all the leading comic book celebrities who make themselves available to the thousands of fans who attend our show.”
To date, the comic creators who will be participating in NYCC include: Amanda Conner * Ryan Dunlavey * Steve Epting * Michael Golden * Adam Hughes * Bob Layton * Steve McNiven * Greg Pak * Jimmy Palmiotti * Khoi Pham * Whilce Portacio * Ivan Reis * Allison Sohn * Ben Templesmith * Mark Texeira * Peter Tomasi * Jim Valentino * Fred Van Lente * Renee Witterstaetter *
For more information about each of the guests including bios and photos please go to: www.newyorkcomiccon.com/en/NYCC/Guests/. As previously announced, the 2010 New York Comic Con will now 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.
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.
Michael Golden and Joe Jusko Headline “LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour”!
Paris, The Netherlands, Brussels — The Eva Ink Artist Tour for May 2010 is underway! And this year sees the bi-annual event reprising the successes of two years ago by bringing back two illustration heavy hitters for the adventure– creator Michael Golden and illustrator Joe Jusko!
“I admire the work of both of these talents immensely,” says Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Artist Group, “And I’m very happy to welcome them both back on the tour. It’s seldom that we invite the same creators back so soon, but the demand for Joe and Michael was high, both from the fans of their work in Europe, and from the store owners themselves!”
And it’s certainly no wonder!
Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, is known for his detailed pencil work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, ” among much more!
Milestones in Golden’s career include the co-creation of “Bucky O’Hare,” which led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, “The Mirconauts,” as well as “Spartan X” with editor Renee Witterstaetter. Currently, Golden’s work can be seen with new covers on “Spiderman 1602,” “Iron Man”, “Heroes for Hire”, “X-Men,” “Demon’s Regret, ” “Mice Templar,” and many more. In addition, Vanguard Production’s extensive art book, “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” is on a second printing, while Creator Chronicles has also recently released a two part candid DVD on Michael and his career.
Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, including some currently in development. His art has been the focus of gallery shows in places as diverse as Gijon and Barcelona, Spain, New York, Antwerp and Brussels, while his class on storytelling has been conducted from Spain to Brussels to Canada to The United States and most recently in China. He was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Lille, France.
Following the successful “Heroes and Villains” sketchbook” released last year, Michael’s new hardcover art book “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains,” has just hit the stands, and his work on the Eva Ink project “Kerry and the Scary Things,” is due out in October.
Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Fantasy, Pin-Up and Comic Artists in the world today. His career has spanned almost 30 years, starting with the sale of his first cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since , Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors.
In addition to his work at Marvel over the years, Joe has produced art for many other companies and characters, including DC Comics, Crusade Comics, Innovation Comics, Harris Comics, Wildstorm Comics, Top Cow Productions and Byron Preiss Visuals, to name just a few. His recent work includes miscellaneous cover paintings for ‘The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles’, ‘Vampirella’ , and Sheena, among others. The next project due out on to highlight Joe’s amazing work is “Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty,” a hardcover art book from Eva Ink Publishing.
Jusko’s work has earned him myriad awards and honors, including two “Favorite Painter” Wizard Fan Awards, multiple trading card awards, a Golden Lion Award from the Burroughs Bibliophiles (previous recipients include Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo) and a Chesley Award nomination for best cover .
The LEI 2010 Euro Spring Tour includes stops at:
Paris– Diablo Blanc Comics– May 21st and May 22nd
The Netherlands, Breda– Der Stripspecialist– May 27th
Brussels– Utopia Comics– May 28th and May 29th
Brussels– Ganshoren Comics Festival– May 30th
“We look forward to seeing all of our friends at all these stops,” continued Renee, “And, hey, if you are a store in Europe and would like to be on future tour itineraries, drop me an e-mail. We love to work with new people as well, and meet fans we haven’t met yet!
“Stories from the last two years of tours are legend, ” laughs Renee. “It will be exciting to see what this year holds.”
Golden and Jusko will be signing and sketching at all stops, as well as offering 4 prints each exclusive to the tour, while supplies last. For more information on the stores, locations, and any commission rates, contact Renee at: firstname.lastname@example.org