Save the date! Granitecon 2013 is September 28th and 29th! To celebrate 10 years of Granitecon we’re expanding to 2 days and moving to the larger Expo Center! Expect all sorts of fun events, signings and more! Check out the recently relaunched granitecon.com for some of the early details including our first round of guests!!!
So far our guests include:
- Katie Cook – My Little Pony
- Chris Giarrusso – Mighty Marvels, G-Man
- JK Woodward – Star Trek/Doctor Who
- Ale Garza - Deadpool, Teen Titans
- Craig Rousseau – Marvel Adventures, Perhapanauts
- Chrissie Zullo – Fables
- Amy Mebberson – My Little Pony, Sesame Street
- Edwin Huang – Skullkickers
- Mike Raicht – Stuff of Legend Writer
- Erik Burnham – Ghostbusters, TMNT Writer
- Blair Shedd – Doctor Who, Dorothy of Oz
Make sure to follow Granitecon on Twitter @granitecon and Like us on Facebook!
Writer Jim Zub appears on the Comic Book Club with hosts Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben on Tuesday June 5, 2012 at 7:00pm! Admission is free!
105 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Jim Zub signs on Wednesday, November 16th from 5pm-8pm at The Beguiling!
Free To Attend
COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THE SECOND OFFICIAL LAUNCH FOR THE SKULLKICKERS COMICK BOOK SERIES!
The Beguiling will play host to SKULLKICKERS author Jim Zub on Wednesday, November 16th, to celebrate the release of the second Skullkickers Trade Paperback!
SKULLKICKERS VOLUME 2: FIVE FUNERALS AND A BUCKET OF BLOOD collects issues 7-11 of the noble-shooting, thief-ganking, faerie-smushing series, as our two heroes are alternately rewarded and reviled just for being… skull kickers. Great fantasy fun, local comics creators, and an Image comic that released 11 issues in a row ON TIME, it’s a f*cking miracle. Come celebrate.
Note: SKULLKICKERS vol 1, vol 2, and select issues from the series will be available for sale at the event.
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
Jim Zubkavich, Anthony Del Col, Ray Fawkes, and Omar Dogan sign on June 16th at 7pm at Happy Harbor Comics!
Anthony Del Col is the co-creator and writer of the IDW hit “Kill Shakespeare” which as has received huge accolades and is the 2010 recipient of the Pitch This film prize! Anthony has also worked in the music, film and television industries, produced two independent feature films and most recently assisted with the management of international pop star Nelly Furtado and her world tour.
Ray Fawkes is a Toronto-based fine artist and writer of graphic novels, prose fiction, and games. Ray’s work ranges in styles from introspective, dreamscape horror to bombastic slapstick. He is a two-time Shuster Award nominee in the “Outstanding Canadian Writer” category, and “Possessions Book One: Unclean Getaway” has been nominated for a YALSA award by the American Library Association.
Omar Dogan is a senior Illustrator at UDON Entertainment and has worked with major companies Capcom, Konami, Marvel, and many more. Over the last decade he has worked on the Sakura, Chun Li, and Ibuki Legends series as well as many game related properties and titles. He is now a professor a Seneca College teaching digital colouring in the Animation program. Soon to be announced is an artbook featuring Omar’s latest artwork which has been a labour of 1 year. This book will have well over 70 pieces of original art in full colour and will expose his learning process and technique.
Jim Zubkavich is a comic writer and artist who has worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients through the UDON studio, including Marvel, Warner Bros., Capcom, Hasbro, Mattel and Bizzard Entertainment. He is also a Professor at Seneca College, teaching a variety of art and animation courses. Jim’s latest project is a creator-owned sword and sorcery comedy series being published by Image Comics called Skullkickers. The first Skullkickers trade paperback arrived in stores in early March and has received rave reviews from outlets like USA Today, MTV and Ain’t It Cool News.
Happy Harbor Comics
12226 Jasper Ave Northwest, Edmonton, AB
Jim Zubkavich, the creator of Image’s hot new series Skullkickers; Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki; and The Makeshift Miracle signs at Orbital on February 5th at 4pm, so get those comics ready and come along!
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
Jim Zubkavich signs at Forbidden Planet on February 12th at 3pm.
41 Dundas Street, Middlesbrough, UK
Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find starts the New Year right! We are proud to announce that the Charlotte Minicon will be Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm. The show will be at the Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall which is just half a mile from our store. We love having our Minicon at this cozy location and it is well worth the $3 admission price just to come and check out this cool, old building. If you are not familiar with the location, fear not, we will put up signs along 7th St. to help direct you to the event!
Our awesome guest list includes Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry), Chris Brunner (Boondock Saints, Loose Ends), J. Chris Campbell (Zig Zag), Sanford Greene (1000), Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics #1), Jason Latour (Noche Roja, Scalped, Wolverine), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Bridgit Scheide (Kindle), Andy Smith (X-Men Forever 2) and Chrissie Zullo (Fables #100).
We are also pleased to announce our very special guest Chris Stevens! Stevens popped up on the radar doing illustrations for RPG’s and working with UDON Entertainment on numerous projects. He then made a splash in the world of sequential art with a pair of short stories that appeared in Image’s Popgun 2 and 3 anthology volumes. The shorts evolved into the new series, Skullkickers from Image. Stevens is the cover artist for the series and issue #1 has gone to a 3rd printing (that’s a lot of covers)! Stevens was a very popular guest at HeroesCon 2010, creating this gorgeous Captain America for our annual Art Auction. His work so impressed Adam Hughes that he had to go home with the piece! Special thanks go out to the one and only Patrick Sun for capturing an image of Cap before Hughes snatched it up. Please give Stevens a warm Charlotte welcome when you stop by his table!
In addition to our special guests there will be a room full of dealers from all over the Southeast selling their comic wares. Come by to dig for comics both new and old as well as other comic related items like toys! As a special bonus treat the Charlotte Minicon will feature pony rides (weather permitting)! All you have to do is donate at least $3 to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center. Funds raised will go to erect a covered area at the center. I can’t think of another convention that can boast that they have pony rides!
We hope to see you Saturday, January 22, 2011 at this incredibly fun, family-friendly event!
January 22, 2011
11 am to 5 pm
Admission is just $3!
Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall
2601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Jim Zubkavich & Edwin Huang, creators of Skullkickers, sign and sketch at Larry’s Comics Xmas party on Friday Dec 17th! If you can’t make out it that night, be sure to catch them at the Woburn Warehouse Show on Saturday Dec. 18th.
66 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850
Red-hot Image comics’ Skullkickers creators Jim Zubkavich and Edwin Huang are the special guests at this month’s Woburn Comic Book Show, and they’re looking for artwork from a New England fan to publish in their book!
Zubkavich and Huang will be the guests on Saturday, December 18th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel in Woburn. Admission to the show is free! The show is sponsored by Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics in Lowell and features dozens of local comic book dealers and distributors.
Besides signing autographs and chatting it up with fellow comic fans, Zubkavich and Huang will be looking for a piece of pin-up art featuring his characters to spotlight in issue 5 of his ongoing Image comic.
So would-be artists, this is your chance at the big time. Bring along your artwork for Zubkavich and Huang to pore over, and if your offering kicks skulls, you could see your piece making it into the pages of one of the hottest titles on the comic racks these days!
Skullkickers has been described by some as The Hangover meets Dungeons & Dragons, and has already met with critical praise, selling out its first issue with ease.
Straight from Zubkavich’s website, Skullkickers is a fantasy-comedy comic series featuring two mercenaries entangled in a high-class assassination plot, and nothing – not werewolves, skeletons or black magic – will stop them from getting paid.
If you love fantasy, action-comedy, a touch of black-hearted violence and movies like Army of Darkness, then Skullkickers is the book for you!
Directions to the show:
Best Western New Englander
1 RAININ RD, WOBURN, MA right off rt 93 S toward Boston
Take exit 36 to merge onto Montvale Ave toward Woburn
For more information about the show, the art search, or Skullkickers, contact Larry Doherty at Larry’s Comics at 978-459-5323