Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con Lines Up Headliners for 2011

Batman Inc. cover by Yanick Paquette

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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

November 17, 2010 by  
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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!

Michael Golden's More Heroes and Villains Sketchbook 2Eva 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: evaink@aol.com

For more information on the VA ComiCon, go to: vacomicon.com

Golden, Texeira, and Scott Round Out Mid-Ohio-Con 2010 Guest List

November 2, 2010 by  
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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!

Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira

Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira

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:

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?gid=2549

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:
http://midohiocon.blogspot.com/p/guest-list.html

For more information on the artists and commissions/sketch lists contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Eva Ink Artist Group at NYCC 2010

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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:

http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?gid=2549

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: evaink@aol.com

Michael Golden Print Exclusive at Wizard World Chicago

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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: evaink@aol.com

New York Comic Con Announces First Round of Guests for 2010

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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 Embark on Spring 2010 European Tour

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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: evaink@aol.com

Michael Golden and Mark Texeira at C2E2 2010

April 15, 2010 by  
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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's More Heroes & Villains Sketchbook 2

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: evaink@aol.com

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Golden and Texeira Featured in ECCC’s “Monsters & Dames”

March 10, 2010 by  
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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.

Art by Michael Golden

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.

Art by Mark Texeira

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!

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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: evaink@aol.com

UPDATED: New York Comic Book Marketplace to Take Place February 27th

February 11, 2010 by  
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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.

DATE: Saturday February 27th, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

PLACE: Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 35th Street, New York City

TICKETS: $10

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:

http:www.nycbm.com

You can also RSVP at the following sites:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=ny+comic+book+marketplace&init=quick#!/event.php?eid=315039380448&ref=ts

Myspace: http://tinyurl.com/y8exhx9

Going: http://newyork.going.com/event-715787;New_York_Comic_Book_Marketplace

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/events/manhattan-new-york-comic-book-marketplace

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