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
Golden and Texeira Offer Low Numbers of New Books– C2E2 Exclusives!
Chicago– It’s the first C2E2, in case you have been off the planet or something, and didn’t know! And to commemorate the occassion, Eva Ink Artists Group is bringing in the low numbers– and when we are talking sketchbooks, that’s a very GOOD thing!
Michael Golden “More Heroes & Villains Sketchbook” Numbers 1-50 for the C2E2 ONLY!
Renowned artist/storyteller Michael Golden will have the first 50 signed and numbered copies of his new hardcover, full color sketchbook, 48 pages, available for attendees of C2E2 in Chicago this next weekend. This much awaited book is limited to ONLY 600 copies worldwide, but you have a chance to own of the first 50! Golden is known the world over for his signature storytelling style, as well as for being the co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O’Hare, Spartan X, former Senior Art Director of Marvel Comics, and much more! Don’t miss your chance to pick up your own copy of “More Heroes & Villains” in artist alley while supplies last! Sketch Editions also available!
Mark Texeira’s “Babes & Brawn Sketchbook” Numbers 1-50 for the C2E2 ONLY!
Painter/illustrator, Mark Texeira will have the first 50 signed and numbered copies of his new sketchbook available for attendees of C2E2 in Chicago this next weekend. This collectable book, showcasing sketches from Mark’s 2009 season as well as a other few surprises, is limited to ONLY 1000 copies worldwide, but you have a chance to own one of the first 50! Mark is known for his amazing story work on “Ghost Rider,” “MoonKnight,” “Black Panther,” and much, much more! Don’t miss your chance to pick up your own copy in artist alley while supplies last! Sketch Editions also available!
In addition, writer Renee Witterstaetter will be signing copies of her new books “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira–The Artist’s Great Escape,” and “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden.” Both published by Vanguard Productions.
Other guests joining the crew at C2E2 include: Alex Ross, Mark Bagley, J. Scott Campbell, Talent Caldwell, Jimmy Cheung, Amanda Conner, Peter David, Garth Ennis, David Finch, Gene Ha, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Jones, Buzz, Chipp Kidd, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Eva Hopkins, Gary Friedrich, Jim Lee, Bob Layton, Frank Cho, Paul Levitz, Joseph Linsner, Angel Medina, Brian Pulido, David Lloyd, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, Ethan Van Scriver, Gail Simone, Jill Thompson, Mark Waid, Carrie Fischer, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Jim Valentino, Bill Willingham, and many more!
For more information on this convention, taking place April 16-18, go to:http://www.c2e2.com/en/Overview/FAQ/
For more information on Michael Golden and Mark Texeira, their commissions, story work and appearances contact: email@example.com
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ECCC “Monsters & Dames is Golden from Cover to Cover
Seattle– That’s right! One page of DOES feature a fantastic monster piece by artist Michael Golden, while the other pages are illustrated by some of the other greatest names in the sequential arts business, including painter supreme, Mark Texeira.
This year, the annual charity art book “Monsters and Dames,” measures 9×12, 48 pages, full color, hardcover, and limited to only 850 copies, individually numbered copies and features contributions from guests appearing at the 2010 show. This great book is available at the ECCC show booth, #604.
Part of the proceeds from “Monsters and Dames,” benefits the Seattle Children’s Hospital, a premier child health care and pediatric center and recognized as one of the leading US hospitals for children. What a great idea to buy on of these volumes and get it signed by all the creators involved!
In addition, Michael Golden will be in Artists Alley both days of the show to debut his own new sketchbook, “Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains,” limited to 580 copies!
While Mark Texeira and Renee Witterstaetter will be signing the new book from Vanguard Productions, “Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira.” Renee is the writer as well as the designer of this great new edition, available in hardcover, softcover and deluxe editions.
Other folks joining Golden, Texeira and Witterstaetter at the Emerald City Comic Con include: Leonard Nimoy, Stan Lee, Thomas Jane, Whil Wheaton, Lou Ferrigno, Matt Allred, Brian Michael Bendis, Tim Bradstreet, Kurt Busiek, Matt Fraction. Francesco Francavilla, Barry Kitson, David Mack, Kevin Maguire, Alex Maleev, Ron Marz, Terry Moore, Chris Moreno, Mike Oeming, Jason Pearson, Whilce Portacio, Joe Quesada, Rick Remember, Tone Rodriguez, Tim Sale, Stuart Sayger, Taki Soma, Richard Starkings, Philip Tan, Jill Thompson, Jim Valentino, Mark Waid, Len Wein, Dan Wickline, J.H. Williams III, and many more!
The ECCC will be held March 13th and 14th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Go to: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com for more details.
For information on Michael Golden and Mark Texeira, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATED 2/17/10 with New Location:
Michael Carbonaro presents:
The New York Comic Book Marketplace
Special one-day event!
Saturday, February 27th, 10:30AM – 7:00 PM
Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
COMIC BOOKS RETURN TO PENN PLAZA
THE NY COMIC BOOK MARKETPLACE UNITES FANS, ARTISTS, DEALERS
On Saturday, February 27th, Michael Carbonaro’s New York Comic Book Marketplace comes to the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, bringing scores of famous comic books, publishers, and dealers to the thousands of fans who will be attending.
PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City
With its low cost (only $10 admission at the door) and intimate atmosphere, this convention will be a great opportunity for fans to meet favorite hot contemporary artists and comic book legends like Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more. All of the artists are happy to meet and greet comic book lovers, sign autographs, and many will even draw sketches of their favorite characters.
Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”
New York City has always been at the forefront of cutting edge and experimental comic and cartoon art, and the New York Comic Book Marketplace will be a great opportunity to meet with and see the work of exciting local independent artists and publishers.
Over 100 dealer tables will be filled with comics old and new, toys, posters, trading cards, videos, and related pop-culture collectibles. This is an opportunity no true fan should miss!
Michael Carbonaro has produced the longest-running comic book convention in New York City for the past 13 years. That convention has grown by leaps and bounds to being one of the largest public events in the city. This show will be a return to his roots: an exciting, affordable show at the Penn Plaza Pavilion with famous artists, wonderful dealers, and devoted fans all in the same building, and the love for a true American art form, the comic book.
For more information and updates, and to sign up for the mailing list, go to the website at:
You can also RSVP at the following sites:
Dallas ComiCon Kicks Up Great Guest List–Michael Golden Added!
First Appearance in Texas in over 20 years!
Dallas, Tx– Everything IS bigger in Texas!…Or so they say, and considering the line-up at this month’s Dallas ComiCon, we sure can’t deny that old adage–especially since artist/creator Michael Golden is heading to the Lone Star state for his first appearance there in OVER 20 years.
Scheduled for January 30-31 at the Richardson Civic Center, The Dallas ComiCon is fast becoming a true destination for fans of comics, movies, media and more!
“I am also very happy to be returning to my home state and bringing Michael with me,” says Renee Witterstaetter of Eva Ink Publishing. “We’re looking forward to showing some new items at the event and meeting some new fans and friends. I should even have a preview copy of Michael’s new sketchbook, ‘MORE Heroes and Villains.’ ”
With recent work on “Spiderman,” “Hulk,” and new pieces coming for “Planet of the Apes,” “Mouse Templar,” and much more, Michael has long been known for his storytelling work on “Spartan X,” “Bucky O’Hare,” “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe,” “Doctor Strange,” “Star Wars,”….the list goes on and on! In fact, be looking for announcements about his upcoming storytelling class in the near future–in a city near you.
“I’m designing this course to be relevant for writers, artists or anyone interested in crafting an effective tale,” says Golden about the upcoming workshop.
To mark his return to Texas in the meantime, Golden will be available both days of the show to sign, and do limited sketching during convention hours. He’ll also be debuting three new art prints added to his portfolio just in time for DCC, as well as showcasing two art books “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” from Vanguard Productions and “Michael Goldens: Heroes and Villains” sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing.
Joining Golden at the Dallas ComiCon are talented artists and media guests including: Tim Sale, Adam Hughes, Mark Brooks, Peter Mayhew, Sean Patrick Flanery, Daniel Cudmore, Adam West, Todd Nauck, Pat Broderick, Terry Moore, Jim Mahfood, Mike Huddleston, Tom Feister, Matt Sturges, Brian Denham, John Lucas, Bill Williams, Jaime Mendoza, Tone Rodriquez, Josh Howard, James O’Barr, Cat Staggs, Kerry Gammill, Kez Wilson, Joe Eisma, Brent Peeples, Renee Witterstaetter, Brad W. Foster, Allison Sohn, Dirk Strangely, and many more!
So, be sure to check out Artist Alley, then buy and sell your collectibles in the show’s huge exhibitor room loaded with more than 100 tables of comics, posters, cards, movies, t-shirts, and more!
The Richardson Civic Center is located at 411 W. Arapaho Rd. Show hours are Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-4.
For more information on the Dallas ComiCon, go to: http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/Home.html
For more information on Michael Golden and his work, contact: email@example.com
|Convention||Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace|
|About This Convention:||NYC’s Longest-Running and Greatest One-Day Show Returns Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 11am to 7pm, at Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
Please call 1-800-723-5572 for more details and visit www.nycbm.com
Sponsored in Part By Forbidden Planet New York
Comments from our June 2009 Show:
“Fantastic new room! Beautiful set-up. Wonder Woman #1 Sale! San Diego-like buys! New York needs more shows like this!
“Was mobbed all day! Great space! Thumbs UP!!”
“I always enjoy the Big Apple shows – the fans are great and the guests are fantastic!”
“It was a great show! Barely had time to sit it was so busy!”
“It was extremely well organized, crowd was enthusiastic! Can’t wait for the next one!”
“All capital letters… PHENOMENAL!”
“Great fun seeing the fans! What a turnout! We’re coming back!”
“Rivals April 5th 1987, Fred Greenberg’s 1-day! This brought back that fantastic memory!”
“This is the best Big Apple Con ever! The location, the people, the celebrity guests, the bargains… it couldn’t be any better!!!”
|Convention Guests||Gene Colan, Billy Tucci, Mike Golden, Irwin Hasen, Jim Starlin, J H Williams III, Mark Texiera, Herb Trimpe, Bill Sienkiewicz, Chris Claremont, Sean Chen, Larry Hama, Rudy Nebres, Dick Ayers, Rodney Ramos, Steve Manion, Dan Slott, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Scott Roberts, Renee Witterstaetter, Janet Jackson, Stu Suchet, John Cebollaro, Jorge Gonzalez, Cliff Chiang, and many more.
Also on hand will be actor David Roya, famous for his role as Bernard Posner in the cult classic film “Billy Jack.”
|Venue Name||Penn Plaza Pavilion|
|Venue Address||401 7th Ave at 33rd St, New York City
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||100|
|What category best describes your convention?||Comic Books|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||- Collectibles
– Comic Books
– Science Fiction and Fantasy
|Convention||Puerto Rico Comic Con|
|About This Convention:||The Puerto Rico Comic Con is the premier entertainment event in Puerto Rico. A two day show with exhibitors and dealers of what we geeks love: Comics, Toys, Anime, Manga, Video games, Strategic and Card games, Movies, etc. This is the biggest comic convention in Puerto Rico, hands down!
Also, the event is a huge Cosplay gathering with hundreds of true fans dressed as their favorite characters. It is an event for the whole family!
|Convention Guests||- Chaske Spencer (Twilight)
– Michael Golden
– Spike Spencer
– Tokyopop artist, Kamui
– Renee Witterstaetter
|Venue Name||Puerto Rico Convention Center|
|Venue Address||100 Convention Boulevard
San Juan, PR 00907
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||60|
|What category best describes your convention?||Collectibles|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||- Anime
– Comic Books
– Science Fiction and Fantasy
Golden Surprise Addition to Virginia Comic-Con Line-up!
Richmond– Virginia IS for lovers…of G.I. Joe and Michael Golden artwork that is– as Golden signs on as a surprise last-minute guest for next weekend’s Virginia Comic-Con, slated for November 21-22, 2009!
Michael Golden, a fan favorite for his work on “Micronauts,” “G.I.Joe,” Batman, Dr. Strange, X-Men, Avengers, and “The ‘Nam,” among many other projects, has just been added to the line-up just this week, and is a natural for the event’s G.I. Joe theme, considering his groundbreaking work on that series.
This will also mark the artist’s first appearance in Virginia, in fact. And, to celebrate the fact, Golden will have some special prints and books for the occasion.
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, Barcelona, Antwerp and Brussels, and his class on storytelling has been conducted in countries including Spain, Brussels, Canada, the United States and China. Golden’s recent work can be seen on the covers of “Heroes for Hire,” “Exiles,” “Demon’s Regret,” “Uncanny X-Men,” and Spiderman, among many others. Vanguard Production’s recently released top-selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” written by Renee Witterstaetter, has sold out and has gone into a second printing. This year will also see the release of Golden’s new sketchbook, “MORE Heroes and Villains,” from Eva Ink Publishing-a perfect match for last year’s “Heroes and Villains” sketchbook. (Soon to followed by the sketchbooks, “Dangerous Curves,” and “Bad Dog.” )
Joining Michael in Virginia will be Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Alex Saviuk (Spiderman), Chris Claremont (X-Men), Bill Tucci (Sgt. Rock), Chuck Dixon (Birds of Prey), Kelly Yates (Doctor Who), Jim Califiore (Exiles), John Gallagher (Buzzboy), Steve Conley (Astounding Space Thrills), Mike McKone (Fantastic Four), Eric Wolfe-Hanson (G.I. Joe), Rick Ketchum (Runaways), James Kuhoric (Army of Darkness), our own J.C. Vaughn (24), Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man), Reilly Brown (Cable), Dan Parent (Archie), Randy Green (Witchbalde), Andy Smith (Red Sonja), Steve Bird (Blue Beetle), Rick Spears (Teenagers from Mars), Renee Witterstaetter (writer for numerous books from Vanguard Productions, Spartan X), James Callahan (Strange Detective Tales), Louis Small, Jr. (Vampirella), Brian Shearer (Gravyboy), Kevin Sharpe (G.I. Joe), Budd Root (Cavewoman), and Zuda Comics winner Adam Lucas (Goldilock).
Admission is $10 for adults to the November 21-22, 2009 show at the Crowne Plaza West, 6532 W Broad Street in Richmond, VA, but it will be free to anyone in full costume, children, folks with student ID and people with military ID. It will also be free to members of the press.
For more information on Michael Golden, his commission and appearances, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out his facebook listing at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Golden/44937601170
For more information on the Virginia Comic-Con go to: http://www.vacomicon.com
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