MA – James Welborn Memorial Art Show

PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Press Release:

Team ZombieBomb!, Hub Comics, and Bloc 11 Gallery host an art fundraiser event for the family of former Hub Comics owner James Welborn on Sunday July 10, 2011 in Somerville, MA. James passed away very recently and we as a community want to give back to his store, his child, and his family. James was very supportive of all our efforts, as well as to the rest of the local comic scene.

Come see us at the Bloc 11 Gallery Sunday, July 10th from 2-6pm to participate in a silent auction featuring work from comic book artists of every stripe who have come together to honor James’s memory. With A-list work both on display and available for sale, this is a unique opportunity for art fans to get their hands on some amazing original artwork, and to help a great cause while doing it. Contributions include pages by superstar artists John Byrne, Tim Truman, Esad Ribic, Dick Ayers, Jim Mahfood as well as pieces donated by local artists such as Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Adam Miller, Liz Prince, Rich Woodall, Meghann Brideau, David Marshall, Andrew Houle, Josh Morrissette, and many more. Several of these locals will be on hand Sunday.

Additionally, Hub Comics will have a storewide sale all day with savings from 10% to 50% off almost everything in the store. Hub is located right next door to Bloc 11, making Bow Street a prime destination for any comic book and zombie fan within driving distance.

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Fundraiser for James Welborn
Sunday, July 10th
Hub Comics – all day sale, 10am-6pm @ 19 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, MA
Bloc 11 – art auction, 2pm-6pm @ 11 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, MA

James Welborn, founder of Hub Comics, died on May 23rd, 2011. Originally from Nevada, James came to Massachusetts to work in the computer industry. He always loved comic books, and wanted to raise awareness that comics could tell any story and be read by anyone of any age. He built Hub Comics to be not only a comic shop, but a friendly neighborhood destination for fans, artists, children, and families. His smile and gentle greeting of “How’s it going?” will be missed by Union Square.

A trust fund has been set up to provide for James’s family. Please contact Hub Comics for more information.

GraniteCon 2011 Report

Double Midnight Comics hosted their annual Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH this past Sunday. Despite the wet weather, it was a packed house with several cosplayers showing up in character. Guests included local writers of The Cape Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella plus artist Zach Howard, who received many well-wishes on their recent Eisner Award nomination. Artist Sean Gordon Murphy talked about his upcoming storyarc on American Vampire and what it was like working with Grant Morrison on Joe the Barbarian. And several contributors, including co-creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller, from the ZombieBomb Comic Anthology were on hand to meet fans. It may only be a one-day show but supporting local homegrown conventions like this is the best way to encourage them to grow and for retailers to bring in more comic creators for signings. Thanks, Double Midnight!

The Cape team poses with a signed page (L - R: Jason Ciaramella, Zach Howard, Joe Hill)

Rich Woodall flaunts the latest issue of ZombieBomb!

NH – Free Comic Book Day 2011

Ed McGuinness, Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, Rich Woodall & more sign on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!

Ed McGuinness – ED MCGUINNESS IS BACK AND HE WANTS TO CLICK! Ed McGuinness is returning to Rochester’s Free Comic Book Day Festival! This year he’s bringing his HeroClix and enjoying a Saturday Afternoon Game. Come and be a part of the HeroClix / FCBD fun! Artist on Deadpool, Vampirella, Superman/Batman and many more. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans and for the Friday Night Heroclix Tourney.

Thomas Sniegoski – Author Tom Sniegoski returns to Jetpack Comics FCBD festival this year! Tom’s body of work is incredible. Don’t forget to pick up his most recent work on BONE, The Quest for the Spark. Writer on Batman, The Punisher, Hellboy, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the prequel to Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, which was called Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone. His most recent comic book work, written with frequent partner Christopher Golden, is The Sisterhood, published by Archaia Studios Press. Chris and Tom have also worked on the mini-series Talent from Boom! Studios, optioned by Universal Pictures. Tom will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joe Hill – Celebrating his first FCBD festival, the award winning writer of national best sellers 20th Century Ghost Stories, Heart Shaped Box, and Horns joins Jetpack with a special all ages Free Comic Book Day issue of his award winning comic series Locke & Key, currently in the works to be a Fox TV show! Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jason Ciaramella – Joining Joe will be scripter Jason Ciaramella, who scripted Joe’s The Cape (not the TV show) and Joe’s Kodiak.  Both Jason and Joe are Eisner Award nominees this year. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.

Christopher Golden – Comic book writer, author with an impressive bibliography (including books like Strangewood and The Ferryman), co-writer of the online animated series Ghosts of Albion, who also wrote the introduction for Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost Stories. Christopher will be on hand with his special FCBD offering of Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to sign for fans.

Bob Raymond – An artist/comic creator who recently got some publicity when he did a comic for an unknown Senate candidate, Alvin Green of North Carolina, and had his comic shown on the Daliy Show with Jon Stewart and some small press publications to the Washington Post. Next up is a one shot through Jetpack Comics! Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.

Bill Mitchell and Kimball Thorpe – Co-creators of the web comic character Beanman. Bill and Kimball will be on hand to sign and draw for fans.

Heidi Brunelle – Creator of Amputee Bunny and Narcoleptic Owl at Jetpack Comics. Heidi will be on hand to sign for fans.

Greg Moutafis – Entering the industry in 1994 with a Xeric Foundation Award for Indie Comic Artists, Greg has illustrated a variety of stories and projects for publishers including Caliber, Jetpack Press and Lollipop music magazine. His latest full length projects are the 2005 superhero graphic novel The Rookie, with Killing Pickman writer Jason Becker, and the satirical graphic novel Boom!Squad with award winning prose writer David Crouse. Greg recently launched PREEMO STUDIO for his graphic design work and creator owned comic projects. Greg will be selling original art, as well as new, limited-edition prints and books at the show.

Rick Silva – Small press publisher and comic book writer. Rick published and edited Kinships magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios, a small press comic book company. Rick co-writes the Dandelion Studios comics Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Kaeli and Rebecca and Perils of Picorna. He publishes his own zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick will be on hand to sign for fans.

Shaun O’Neil – A friend of the store who recently had a short story published in the Image Comics Anthology.  The story he penciled was written by Robert Kirkman (writer on The Walking Dead)! Shaun will be on hand to sign for fans.

Joe Dellagatta – Artist on “Spared” in Egg: Hard Boiled Stories #1, “Fisherman’s Wife” in Mysterious Adventure Magazine, the online “Mr. Legacy” origin story, writer/artist on “Nick” in Zombies Anthology and currently working on his creator owned project, The Holy Diver. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.

Rich Woodall – Local creator, writer and artist of the all ages comic, Johnny Raygun, produced by Jetpack Press.  He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Rich’s other works include thousands of sketch cards for Topps card company including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Comic Cards. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.

Jennifer Omand – Creator ofthe web comic Squarecat Comics. Jennifer will be on hand to sign for fans.

Matt Talbot – Co-Writer and inker of Johnny Raygun and a highly accomplished graphic designer.  Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.

Sara Richard – Artist currently working on solidifying a signature illustration style and freelancing with Hasbro. Sara will be on hand to sign for fans.

Other Events and Guests fro Free Comic Day:

The Star Wars 501st /NH Mandalorians – Star Wars characters on the stage at the Knights of Columbus Hall.  Accepting donations and holding a silent auction for the Make A Wish foundation.

The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club – The BMS Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of “Multi-Age Media Presents” a year.  All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book sells in the cafeteria during lunch or through subscriptions delivered to home room.  The profits from the comic go toward purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read.  This is the club’s fourth year (and second appearance at FCBD).

The Fatsquad - Jetpack Press’ own Fatsquad, with the success of their first nationally distributed publication, will be at FCBD selling all their fat goods.

Severed Head Comics – Once again, New Hampshire proves it’s the place that up and coming comic creators get their start.  Severed Head Comics Presents is a horror anthology by a group of New Hampshire comic creators.

JETPACK COMICS LLC
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH  03867

ZombieBomb Returns to Boston Comic Con 2011

Press Release:

The ZombieBomb! crew at Terminal Press returns with a vengeance to the 2011 Boston Comic Con, launching the hit zombie anthology series’ latest chapter — RAVENOUS.

With an international group of fine artists, screenwriters, candlemakers and comic book wunderkinds, RAVENOUS features variant covers from co-creators Adam Miller and Rich Woodall and a host of talent from DC, Marvel, Image, IDW and all corners of the independent comics world.

Along with being able to grab copies of RAVENOUS before its official internet debut, zombie fans will be able to pick up an exclusive Riot Grrls variant edition with cover art from Adam Miller. This exciting brand collaboration will be available in limited quantities, and is a must for collectors of all things ZB! Adam will sign at the Riot Grrls booth with the zombastic models that appear on the cover. A limited edition print of the cover will be available for the con.

A very special Boston Comic Con pre-sale of the Terminal Press/Nuclear blast records book “SOILWORK: An Evil Upon Us” will also be taking place, making the new comic available for the first time anywhere. This epic metal saga features art by Marvel talent contest winner Tony Donley, story by Jerry Morrissette and Covers by Adam Miller and Josh Morrissette.

The whole team will be here! Film maker Tom Bennett will be in the house shooting the next episode of ZBTV! and host of contributers (including Andy Houle, Frank Reynoso, Joe Haley and more) will also be on hand to sign books and eat brains. BE THERE!!!

THIS IS THE ZOMBIEBOMB! EVENT OF THE YEAR! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

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Paint & Pixel Festival 2011

Press Release:

A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.

With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.

Featured Guests

Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo

Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth

Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics

Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content

Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange

Ruth Sanderson
, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum

Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.

Programming

The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!

Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)

Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)

Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.

Sponsors
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!

Official Website
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.

ZombieBomb Strikes the Woburn Warehouse Show

ZombieBomb creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller sign and sketch at Larry’s Comics Woburn Warehouse Show on Saturday January 22, 2011. The show is open from 9am – 2pm with FREE admission! CGC grading available on site.

Contact Larry Doherty (larryscomicsinc@aol.com) to book a table

Best Western
1 Rainin Road, Woburn, MA 01801

MA/NH – Dark Daze Over New England

Adam MillerJosh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of  ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!

Press Release

Two of New England’s finest comic shops, Hub Comics in Somerville, MA and Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH host signings this weekend as ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debuts from Terminal Press.

The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.

Then starting at 3pm, co-creator Adam Miller and production lead Josh Morrissette will appear alongside more contributors at Hub Comics.

As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.

The full details:

ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
12-4pm
Jetpack Comics
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867

3-6pm
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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MA – ZombieBomb Signings

Adam Miller signs at Larry’s Comics on Wednesday October 27th from 6-9pm and be the special guest artist for their Zombie themed Drink and Draw! Meanwhile, as previously reported Rich Woodall signs at Double Midnight Comics from 6-8pm. They are debuting an all new exclusive variant cover, they’ll have the new issue of  ZombieBomb!

And last but not least, both appear at Comically Speaking on Saturday October 30th from noon till 4:00 sketching and signing!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

Wed, October 27th

Rich Woodall @ Double Midnight Comics
Rich debuts an exclusive cover to the newest “ZombieBomb!” tome, Highly Contagious! Stop by to pick up a copy and get it signed by the man himself!
6-8pm
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
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Adam Miller @ Larry’s Comics

Adam will appear as a special guest artist for a zombie-themed night of Drink and Draw! Come doodle, get trashed and pick up some signed copies of “ZombieBomb!” for the loved ones you’ve abandoned in your evening of comics recklessness!
6-9pm
66 Lakeview Ave. Lowell, MA 01850
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Sat, October 30th

Adam and Rich @ Comically Speaking
It’s an afternoon sketching-and-signing session with the men of “ZombieBomb!” just in time for Halloween! Mr. Miller (form of water zombie) and Mr. Woodall (shape of eagle zombie), powers activate! (Okay, that’s just silly.)
noon-4pm
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
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MA – Halloween Capital of the World

Steve Niles and ZombieBomb! sign on October 23rd in Salem, MA.

Press Release:

Some late-breaking news for New England horror fans and all those visiting the “Halloween Capital of the World,” Salem, Massachusetts this upcoming weekend.

Come out to Harrisons Comics this Saturday, October 23 from noon to 2pm to see Steve Niles, legendary comic scribe of “30 Days of Night,” and “Batman: Gotham After Midnight” signing alongside Adam Miller and Rich Woodall, co-creators of TP’s ZombieBomb! anthology series.

Fans can also pick up copies of the latest ZombieBomb! release, “Highly Contagious.”

Harrisons Comics is located at 252 Essex Street in downtown Salem. Hope to see you at this truly one-of-a-kind signing event!

ZombieBomb Hits the Rock & Shock Convention

Press Release:

Fresh off a killer weekend at NYCC, the Terminal Press “ZombieBomb!” crew drags itself eastward for Rock and Shock 2010! The horror convention and music festival, now in its seventh year, runs from Friday, Oct. 15th to Sunday the 17th at the DCU Convention Center and The Palladium in Worcester, MA.

Setting up shop at the Convention Center, the TP booth will feature the New England debut of the newest book in the “ZombieBomb!” series, Highly Contagious. Fans will also be able to get their hands on original art, prints, and ZB! t-shirts signed by attending creators Adam Miller, Rich Woodall, Jerry & Josh Morrissette, Andrew Houle and Ryan Favazza.

With legendary zombie filmmaker George A. Romero as a featured guest of this year’s convention, and acts like Rob Zombie playing all weekend, Rock and Shock is one of the absolute best places to get your undead fix this Halloween season.

Visit www.rockandshock.com/index.htm for tickets, guest lists and more information about this year’s show!

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