July 28, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Video Games, Webcomics
Celebrity appearances, artist meet-and-greets, a film festival, a Cosplay costume contest, the first official after party and Cosplay Harbor Cruise are among many activities lined up for this year’s Boston Comic Con. Boston Comic Con will bring its first three-day convention to the Seaport World Trade Center Friday August 8 through Sunday August 10, 2014. In the seven years since its founding, Boston Comic Con has grown from a one-day show that attracted an estimated 900 comic book enthusiasts to last year’s record turnout of more than 23,000, which organizers expect to top this year.
“The community in Greater Boston that loves comic books and related television and film is tremendous and growing,” said Nick Kanieff, a founder of Boston Comic Con. “We are home to some of the industry’s most talented artists and devoted fans, all of which will join us in great numbers this August. Boston Comic Con has just enough of a celebrity touch to bring in ardent fans while still honoring the artists and writers who are the backbone of the industry.”
The 2014 Boston Comic Con will feature celebrity appearances by Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones”; John Barrowman of “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood” and “Arrow”; Sean Astin of “The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy; James Marsters of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel”; Katie Cassidy of “Arrow”; Eve Myles of “Torchwood”; Jewel Staite of “Firefly”; Sam Witwer of “Being Human”; and Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC, of Run-DMC, one of the founding fathers of the hip hop and rap movement, who is producing his own comic about a rap superhero. Celebrities will also participate in panel discussions, Q&As, photo ops, and signing autographs throughout the three-day convention.
Among the 200+ comic book creators taking part in the convention are well known artists such as artist Greg Capullo and writer Scott Snyder, who together produced legendary Batman story arcs as The Court of Owls, Death of the Family and Zero Year for DC Comics. Indie sensation Jeff Smith, creator of the fantasy epic Bone, makes rare appearance at this year’s convention. Also featured is artist Adam Kubert, best known for his work with Marvel Comics on Wolverine, Incredible Hulk, Ultimate Fantastic Four, and X-Men. He is both a graduate of and an instructor at the famed Kubert School, founded by his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert. Other creators include Skottie Young, whose current project, Rocket Raccoon ties in with Marvel’s summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, fan-favorite Gail Simone, writer of Batgirl, Birds of Prey, and Wonder Woman, and Mark Waid who is the most prolific writer of popular characters such as Superman, Spider-Man, and Daredevil.
Participating Boston-area artists include husband and wife team Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Ming Doyle, Norman Lee, Sara Richard, and several others.
Boston Comic Con is especially proud of its showcase of 14 top women creators including: Christy Blanch, Danica Brine, Katie Cook, Danielle Corsetto, Ming Doyle, Dawn Griffin, Rebekah Isaacs, Shelli Paroline, Sara Richard, Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, Babs Tarr, Maris Wicks, and Chrissie Zullo.
“Boston Comic Con is at the forefront of supporting local artists, especially women creators. It is truly an organic, home-grown event that has gained popularity over the past few years,” said Kanieff, a Framingham resident who is also an avid collector. “We welcome everyone, from families with young children, to college students, to older comic book fans. There is something for everyone at Boston Comic Con.”
New This Year
The first Boston Comic Con Cosplay Harbor Cruise will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cruise will be hosted by Ivy Doomkitty, international costume designer and cosplayer, and features noted cosplayers including Nicole Marie Jean, Destiny Nickelsen, and Bethany Maddock. After the harbor cruise, Boston Comic Con will host the official “after party” at Laugh Boston, at the Westin Waterfront Hotel. Also new this year, a limited number of tickets will be sold to allow early entry on the first day of Boston Comic Con, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m., one hour before the general admission at 2 p.m.
Additionally, Marvel editor C.B. Cebulski will be on hand to provide portfolio reviews for aspiring comic artists. And this year’s exclusive t-shirt features Rocket Raccoon drawn by Guardians of the Galaxy artist Nick Bradshaw with colors by Rich Woodall.
“Not only is Boston Comic Con drawing interest from the area’s extensive comic book community, but it’s becoming a destination event that brings tourists to Boston,” said Kanieff. “The growing excitement around this convention demonstrates the strength and vibrancy of the creative community we have here in Boston and in the surrounding region.”
More information about events, artists and celebrity guests can be found on www.bostoncomiccon.com. General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now, as are tickets for celebrity photo ops. Boston Comic Con is also accepting entries for this year’s film festival.
For information on ticket sales please visit: www.bostoncomiccon.com.
April 10, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Free Comic Book Day, Horror, Movies, New Hampshire, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Webcomics
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear together for the first time in 20 years at the Knights of Columbus in Rochester, NH on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Joining them is Steve Lavigne and more artists from Mirage Studios plus new Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Rebekah Isaacs! Special Local Guests include writers Christopher Golden ad Tom Sniegoski, The Fatsquad, lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more. Full details at the link…
Hosted by Jetpack Comics.
Knights of Columbus
40 Columbus Ave, Rochester, NH 03867
Comic artist Rich Woodall (Johnny Raygun, Kyrra the Jungle Girl) draws free sketches on Saturday March 22, 2014 to raise money for the Somersworth Middle School.
Somersworth Middle School is holding a spring bookfair to raise money for Operation Field Day. There will be plenty of crafts, drama performances, artwork, music and a lot more. Come see these talented kids perform and help them reach their goals!
Barnes & Noble – Fox Run Crossings
45 Gosling Road, Newington, NH 03801
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|Coast City Comicon 2013 will feature both an MST3K reunion featuring Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl, and Kevin Murphy, and a Savage Streets reunion featuring Linnea Quigley, Kristi Somers, Brian Frishman, Scott Mayer and Robert Dryer! This will be the very first East Coast reunion for the Savage Streets cast, as well as the first ever convention appearances by Kristi Somers and Brian Frishman!
So far, we’ve booked:
Bill Corbett (Voice of MST3K’s Crow T Robot)
Kevin Murphy (Voice of MST3K’s Tom Servo)
Mary Jo Pehl (MST3K’s Pearl Forrester)
Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Creepozoids, Nightmare on Elm Street 4, Savage Streets)
Brian Frishman (Savage Streets, Midnight Madness, School Spirit, Starforce)
Scott Mayer (Savage Streets)
Robert Dryer (Savage Streets, The Borrower, Behind Enemy Lines, Street Knight)
Kristi Somers (Savage Streets, Hardbodies, Tomboy, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Return to Horror High)
Ethan Nicolle (Co-creator of Axe Cop)
Tim Seeley (GI Joe, Hack/Slash, Ex Sanguine, co-creator of Revival)
Mike Norton (Creator of Battlepug, co-creator of Revival)
Larry Hama (GI Joe, creator of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes)
Erik Burnham (Ghostbusters, TMNT: Secret History of the Foot Clan)
Chris Burnham (Batman Inc. Vol 1 and 2, co-creator of Bat-Cow)
Yanick Paquette (Batman Inc., Civil War: X-Men, Swamp Thing, Wonder Woman: Earth One)
Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline Lamb (Adventure Time)
Ben Templesmith (Co-creator of 30 Days of Night, Fell, Ten Grand, creator of Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse)
Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond, Impulse, Harley Quinn, The Perhapanauts)
Rich Woodall (Creator of Johnny Raygun)
Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy, Thundercats, Silver Hawks)
Doug Paskiewicz (Arsenic Lullaby)
Rachel Deering (Creepy, Anathema, Womanthology, Womanthology: Space, Diablo III)
Christian DiBari (The Warriors, Pale Horse, Anathema, Ghost Cop, Sebastian Hawks)
Mort Todd (Cracked Magazine, Marvel Comics)
Rick Parker (King of all Marvel Letterers, Beavis and Butthead, Papercutz series)
Rondo Hatton Award-winning Horror Hosts Penny Dreadful XIII and Garou
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Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot sign at Jetpack Comics on Saturday June 15th!
The book is in stock NOW but on 6/15 you can meet Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot at Jetpack! Not only will they be signing their 3 awesome covers but they will also have a FREE signed & numbered limited edition print available with any purchase of Matt Talbot or Rich Woodall’s work.
This includes Matt’s awesome covers to Adventure Time, Rich & Matt’s work on Johnny Raygun, Rich and Matt’s 3 AWESOME TMNT #22 covers or anything else they bring along to sell. Purchase any item and get your limited edition, Jetpack Comics exclusive signed & numbered print. Get another print for every three additional items you purchase. Can you buy all the prints? Sure, just buy all their stuff….and I mean all of it! Time to be announced!
Will they be doing sketches that day? Of course they will. A simple Turtle head poking out of your comic will be a mere $10. The more elaborate the image, the more money it will cost. Be sure to discuss it with them that day!
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
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Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot sign at Rubber Chicken Comics on
Friday, May 31, 2013 Saturday June 1st!
Rubber Chicken Comics
15 N. Main Street (Rt 126), Bellingham, MA 02019
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RICH WOODALL, the artist for the Phantom Variant cover of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22, appears at Coast City Comics on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1:00 until 6:00 pm for an exclusive signing event!
We are the only store in Maine that carries these extremely limited covers, so this is a unique opportunity to have one of these special covers signed by the artist!
Rich modeled the TMNT #22 Phantom Variant off of Todd McFarlane’s cover art for Hulk #340! It’s a great cover, and we’re really excited to host Rich for this event!
Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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Kevin Eastman, Rich Woodall, Tyler James, Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and more appear at Jetpack Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
Kevin Eastman – Co Creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Writer / Artist IDW TMNT. Owner Heavy Metal
and so much more awesome stuff.
Tyler James – Comix Tribes Red Ten FCBD
Matt Talbot – Cover Artist KABOOM SUMMER BLAST Phantom Variant Edition & Cover Artist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 Phantom Variant Edition
Rich Woodall – Cover Artist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22 Phantom Variant
Christopher Golden – Writer the Baltimore series from Dark Horse Comics.
Thomas Sniegoski – Writer Vampirella Strikes from Dynamite Entertainment.
Rich Brunelle & Josh Belanger – Creators & Artists Red Claw & The Fat Squad
The Poison Pixies Roller Derby Team – Come and meet NH’s premiere roller derby team in the convention hall!
The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club
Bill Mitchell & Kimball Thorpe – Beanman.
Heidi Brunelle – Debuting a new hand crafted sensation this year at FCBD!
Jennifer Omand – Creator & artist Square Cat Comics!
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
Sara Richard, Rich Woodall, Jerry Flemming, and Blair Shedd sign at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012! Costume contests, free comics, and more! Check the link below for details.
*JUST ADDED* Jeremy McHugh (Fantasy Flight Games and World of Warcraft TCG artist)
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103