Hero Initiative Travels to NYCC 2012 with Al Plastino Plus 16 Creators Doing Exclusive CGC Signings

Al Plastino

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE Travels to New York City Comic Con with Al Plastino, The BIG Party and exclusive CGC signings

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2012) – Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered non-profit that helps comic creators in financial and medical need, is pleased to announce its attendance at New York Comic Con, October 11 thru 14 at the Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in New York. Hero is travelling with an amazing all-star cast of some of the industry’s top comic creators, The Big Multiversity Comics Party, and much more!

A whopping 16 creators will sign books for CGC Signature Series certification for Hero! Creators include:

• Andy Lanning

• Todd Nauck

• George Pérez

• Joe Quesada

• Rick Remender

• Paolo Rivera

• Dan Slott

• Tom Smith

• Fiona Staples

• Ryan Stegman

• Billy Tan

• Herb Trimpe

• Fred van Lente

• Mark Waid

• Bob Wiacek

• Bill Willingham

 

Books to be signed must arrive at:

Paradise Comics

3278 Yonge St.

Toronto, Ontario M4N 2L6

Canada

By no later than Tuesday, October 9.

On-site books can be dropped at the Hero Initiative booth, #1575-#1577, on Friday, October 12 ONLY between the hours of 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM only. Price is $38 per modern book, which includes return shipping. Multiple signatures must add $15, and for pre-1980 books, please contact: info@ParadiseComics.com for pricing.

On Friday October 12 at 11 AM on the Variant Stage, Dare2Draw: Quick Draw will feature both professionals artists and fans drawing together using dynamic action models with prizes and samples provided by our awesome sponsors. All drawings by the professionals will be donated to raise money to Hero Initiative in honor of the late Joe Kubert. Drawing supplies will be provided for all contestants and pro artist Simon Fraser will headline! Look for the winner to be announced on Twitter, @BigCityDnD

Multiversity Comics will host The Big NYCC Party with a bevy of Image Comics creators! Swing by the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center) on Friday from 8 PM to midnight. A $10 donation to the Hero Initiative will get you in. It’s a 21+ event, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle. Attendees will include Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode), and Sina Grace, whose new graphic novel Not My Bag will be debuting at NYCC! Stick around, and a few unexpected additional guests might pop in!

On Saturday, Hero is the ONLY place to meet legendary artist Al Plastino. Al started working on Superman in 1948, and is also the co-creator of SuperboySupergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. So swing by booth #1575-#1577 and don’t miss out!

  Hero Initiative’s talent schedule at booth #1575-1577 is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 11 (hours 3-9)

400-500: Fernando Dagnino and Pere Perez

 

Friday, Oct. 12 (hours 10-7)

230-330: Reilly Brown

430-630: Michael Avon Oeming

 

Saturday, Oct. 13 (hours 10-7)

1100-400: Al Plastino

1230-200: Manuel Garcia and Andres Guinaldo

230-400: Bob Wiacek

430-630: Michael Avon Oeming

 

Sunday, Oct. 14 (hours 10-5)

200-300: Greg Pak

 

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

TX – Scarlet Spider Debuts

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Chris Yost and Ryan Stegman appear on Wednesday January 11, 2011!

Press Release:

Houston, Texas gets a new protector in 2012, and to celebrate Kaine coming to town in SCARLET SPIDER #1 on Wednesday, January 11, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – West Oaks will be holding a welcome party for their incoming hero!

The SCARLET SPIDER creative team of writer Chris Yost and artist Ryan Stegman will be in attendance for this special event where fans will get the opportunity to celebrate Texas style.

Beginning at 12:00 PM and running until 4:00 PM, Yost and Stegman will appear at 8th Dimension Comics & Games in Houston (8475 North Highway 6, Houston, TX 77095) where they will be signing and SCARLET SPIDER #1 will be available.

From there, the action shifts over to the Alamo Drafthouse at 6:30 PM where seating for the event will begin. Attendees will each receive their own copy of SCARLET SPIDER #1 and be treated to a Marvel-themed pre-show on the big screen.

At 7:30 PM, Yost, Stegman and moderator Alan Cerny of Ain’t It Cool News will take to the stage for a panel discussing all things SCARLET SPIDER. Finally, the evening will wind down with selected episodes of “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!” written by Yost himself.

Head over to the Alamo Drafthouse web site now for more info and to reserve your spot as you will not want to miss this unique event on Wednesday, January 11!

NV – Maximum Signing

November 9, 2011 by  
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Ryan Ottley, Jason Howard, and Ryan Stegman sign at MaximuM Comics on Saturday November 12, 2011 at their Las Vegas location from 11am – 2pm and their Henderson location from 3:30pm – 7pm. They will be signing ONLY, no sketches.

Ryan Ottley amazes us every month with his art on Invincible. This is a great book from Image Comics that you should be reading. We have tons of the Trades and Hardcover editions available at both stores!

Jason Howard who co-created Super Dinosaur with Robert Kirkman and was previously the artist for the Astounding WolfMan! We have the books in stock now at both stores!

Ryan Stegman who just finished up Fear Itself: Hulk vs Dracula and one of the covers for The Fearless #1 as well as the upcoming Scarlet Spider! Ryan has also worked on a ton of other books at Marvel. We have a lot of stuff at both stores!

MaximuM Comics
5130 South Fort Apache, Las Vegas, NV 89148

520 S Marks Street, Suite 130, Henderson, NV 89014

Marvel Signing, Panel, and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2011 Announced

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Via Marvel.com, we get our first look at Marvel’s signing schedule for New York Comic Con 2011, including signings by Stan Lee and Joe Quesada as well as Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), and more from The Avengers.

Marvel NYCC 2011 Signing Schedule

In addition, Marvel has made their Panel and Booth Schedule available:

Marvel NYCC 2011 Booth and Panel Schedule

 

IL – Spider-Man Day

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Ryan Stegman and special guests sign on July 27th!

Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Marvel Signing Schedule for C2E2 2011 Revealed

March 17, 2011 by  
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Joe Quesada Venom Cover

On Medium at Large, the official blog for C2E2 promoters ReedPop, the Marvel signing schedule has been revealed:

FRIDAY, MARCH 18TH

2 to 3 PM
REILLY BROWN
TIM SEELEY
FRANK TIERI
FRED VAN LENTE

3 to 4 PM
BRYAN J.L. GLASS
JIM MCCANN
CHRIS SAMNEE
NICK SPENCER

4 to 5 PM
MATT FRACTION
DAVID LISS
STUART MOORE

5 to 6 PM
JEPH LOEB

5 to 6 PM
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

6 to 7 PM
JOE QUESADA

SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH

11 AM to 12 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
TONY MOORE
NICK SPENCER
ALESSANDRO VITTI

12 to 1 PM
JOE QUESADA

1 to 2 PM
STUART MOORE
RYAN STEGMAN
FRANK TIERI
DEXTER VINES

2 to 3 PM
JEPH LOEB

3 to 4 PM
REILLY BROWN
FRED VAN LENTE
DAVID LISS
CLAY MANN

4 to 5 PM
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
MATT FRACTION

5 to 6 PM
ERIC CANETE
JANET LEE
JIM MCCANN
CHRIS SAMNEE

SUNDAY, MARCH 20TH

11 AM to 12 PM
C.B. CEBULSKI
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
CLAY MANN
SKOTTIE YOUNG

12 PM to 1 PM
MATT FRACTION
RYAN STEGMAN
FRED VAN LENTE
ALESSANDRO VITTI

1 PM to 2 PM
JEPH LOEB

Kids Read Comics! Convention Friday and Saturday

June 11, 2009 by  
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Kids Read Comics! Convention

Kids Read Comics! Convention

The kids and teens-oriented Kids Read Comics! Convention taking place in Chelsea, Michigan, tomorrow and Saturday. Guests include:

# Mark Crilley, writer/artist of the Akiko books and comics
# Voice actors Tara Platt and Yuri Lowenthal
# Arvell Jones, artist of Iron Fist and All-Star Squadron
# Ruth Barshaw, writer/artist of the Ellie McDoodle books
# Marc Sumerak, writer of Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man
# Ryan Stegman, artist of The Incredible Hercules
# Chris Yambar, writer of Bongo Comics’ Bart Simpson Comics
# Jim Ottaviani, writer of GT Labs’ T-Minus
# Dan Mishkin, writer/co-creator of Blue Devil and Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
# Gary Cohn, writer/co-creator of Blue Devil and Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld
# William Messner-Loebs, writer of The Flash, Thor, and Wonder Woman
# Michelangelo Cicerone, creator of Ozone Jones
# Corey Barba, creator of Yam
# Jason Howard, artist of The Astounding Wolfman
# Matt Feazell, creator of The Amazing Cynicalman
# Jane Irwin, writer/artist of the Vögelein graphic novel
# Paul Sizer, writer/artist of the Little White Mouse and Moped Army graphic novels
# Katie Cook, artist of Star Wars comics and sketch cards
# Fred Gallagher, writer/artist of the MegaTokyo webcomic
# Tara Tallan, writer/artist of the Galaxion webcomic
# Jwan Jordan, writer/artist of The Circular World
# Ray Friesen, writer/artist of Cupcakes of Doom
# Brian Germain, creator of Dark Elf Designs
# Erik Hodson, creator of Melby Comics
# Jim Mackey, writer for Disney Adventures Magazine
# Eric Wilmoth, artist for Archetypal Images
# Tony Miello, writer/artist of Gapo the Clown
# Michael Easton, artist and co-creator of Paradox City
# Scott McMahon, writer/artist of Sami
# Diana Harlan Stein, freelance illustrator
# Chris Houghton, writer/artist of Station 8
# Sara Turner, writer/artist of File 49 and The Boys of the Den
# Jerzy Drozd, writer/artist of The Front , and co-host of the Art & Story comics podcast
# Mark Rudolph, creator of CV Comics and co-host of the Art & Story comics podcast.
# Ryan Dow, writer/artist of Jack and Zack
# Mike Bocianowski, writer/artist of the Yets! comic
# Duane Abel, writer/artist of the Zed comic
# Paul Storrie, writer of Gotham Girls comic for DC Comics
# Layne and Peri Toth, twelve- and eight-year-old published artists from Sisters Comics
# Levi Krause, creator of Scribble Monster
# Alan Schell, cartoonist and freelance illustrator
# Shawn Amberger, illustrator and cartoonist
# Terry Huddleston, cartoonist and freelance illustrator
# Stephanie Mannheim, creator of Nate the Non-Conformist
# Lauren Houser, creator of The Innocent
# Erin Ebbitt, cartoonist

Dan Mishkin provided Newsarama with more details. Follow the link.

For more on the convention, visit: http://mlatcomics.com/krc/

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