Artist/writer Stuart Immonen (New Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man) will raffle off four sketches each day of the Phoenix Comicon (Phoenix AZ, May 24 – 27, 2012) to benefit the Hero Initiative. This is a rare opportunity to commission a sketch as Immonen famously declines requests as outlined in his book 50 Reasons to Stop Sketching at Conventions.
Hero Initiative, the non profit organization that helps comic creators in need, is spending its Memorial Day weekend at Phoenix Comic Con, May 24th thru 27th at the Phoenix Convention Center Hyatt Regency, booth #1048-1050.
Artist Stuart Immonen will be helping Hero out at the con! The artist of Marvel Comics’ X-Men and Fear Itself will be at his own artist alley table, but sketching ONLY for Hero! Stuart will do four full-size 11-by-17-commission sketches per day. To get in in, you MUST purchase raffle tickets at $1 each. Four tickets per day will be drawn, and winners will pay $200 for a single-character, full-figure grey marker wash drawing. Drawings take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at noon!
In addition, you MUST buy the Spawn/Lady Death Phoenix Con print with art by Andy Arias and inked by Todd McFarlane! Both McFarlane and Lady Death creator Brian Pulido will sign each print, limited to 250 serial-numbered pieces. All proceeds benefit Hero Initiative.
And go see John Layman! Layman, writer of the Image Comics hit Chew, has sat on both sides of the pitching process as an editor and as a creator. He’ll be putting on a special panel Sunday, May 27 at 130 p.m. to tell you what it takes to develop a winning pitch for your comics and graphic novels! Tickets to this in-depth workshop and Q&A are available ONLY with a $25 donation to Hero Initiative. Seating is limited!
And Hero’s booth schedule at the con is as follows:
Thursday (May 24) con hours 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
4:00-6:00: Mike Stewart
5:00-6:00: Denae Frazier
6:00-7:00: Ben Glendenning
7:00-8:00: Jason Gonzalez
Friday (May 25) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Marat Mychaels
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
Saturday (May 26) con hours 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
12:30-1:30: Mike Stewart
3:00-3:45: JLA 100 signing: Andy Kuhn, Bill Tucci, Chris Moreno, Francis Manapul, George Perez, Marat Mychaels, Mark dos Santos, Ryan Cody, Scott Koblish, Scott Kolins, Stuart Sayger, Tony Parker
Sunday (May 27) con hours 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11:30-12:30: Jim Hanna
1:230-1:30: Mike Stewart
1:30-2:30: Jay Fotos
2:30-4:00: Jason Gonzalez
4:00-5:00: Jim Hanna
Todd McFarlane speaks at Arizona State University in a roundtable discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility on Sunday, December 11 from 3-6pm! The event is free and open to the public.
Arizona State University – West Campus
4701 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ
Todd McFarlane appears at his McFarlane store for an exclusive signing on Saturday, December 17th from 1 – 3 PM.
What could be better than a stocking full of Spawn and Haunt comics or Walking Dead, sports, and Halo figures? How about one with legendary Todd McFarlane’s signature on it? Stop by and meet the Spawn creator and McFarlane Toys CEO, Todd McFarlane, at his McFarlane store for an exclusive signing on Saturday, December 17th from 1 – 3 PM.
And if getting to meet McFarlane wasn’t awesome enough, the first 100 fans lined up at the door will receive a FREE Halo action figure! So be sure to arrive early for all the fun! Signing will be limited to two items per person.
While you are at the store, don’t forget to take a look around. You’ll find all the latest products from McFarlane Toys, from league-licensed NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL sports figures to the latest Halo series. You can also pick up the new Walking Dead TV Series 1 action figures inspired by the highly-acclaimed AMC television show, The Walking Dead!
The store also carries the season’s most recent collectible toys including Star Wars, Marvel, DC Universe, Justice League, Kill Bill, Dexter, Gears of War, Predator, Nintendo characters, Gremlins, Nightmare before Christmas, Pac Man, Bruce Lee, Lego Mini’s, urban vinyl and blind box figures, bobbleheads, and assorted plush from mainstream to urban.
There are plenty of items for ladies as well, including Rainbow Brite glasses, Wonder Woman Pop! Vinyl, My Little Pony collector edition ponies, Littlest Pet Shop, Hello Kitty and collector Barbies.
You’ll also find a variety comic books such as Spawn and Haunt, along with novelties items such as retro lunch boxes, mugs, shirts, totes, t-shirts and coffee mugs featuring The Beatles, Elvis, Betty Page, Marilyn Monroe and Wizard of Oz.
The McFarlane toy store is located within the Westgate City Center adjacent to Jobing.com arena. For more information on the signing, or any of the products available, call the McFarlane toy store at (623) 670-5601.
9410 W Hanna Dr # A109, Glendale, AZ 85305-3149
September 16, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Movies, New York, New York Comic Con, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories
Todd McFarlane and McFarlane Toys are New York City-bound with popular creative teams, exclusive previews of upcoming figures — and superb swag — for New York Comic Con 2011. On Friday, Oct 14 and Saturday, Oct 14, the company will have an extensive presence through panels, autograph signings, contests, giveaways and displays in Image Comics’ booth #1346.
We have lined-up some stellar events for McFarlane fans at the show, but check back on www.Spawn.com for more exciting NYCC events announcements in the coming weeks.
McFarlane Toys Panels and Autograph Sessions
Friday, October 14
Haunt Creative Team Signing: Todd McFarlane, Nathan Fox and Joe Casey
Image Comics Booth #1346
Free Limited-Edition Haunt Signing Litho
Meet Todd and the new Haunt creative team, Nathan Fox (BLUE ESTATE, Fluorescent Black, Pigeons From Hell) and Joe Casey (BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER and GODLAND), as they join forces for a special team signing. Also, receive a free limited-edition Haunt signing litho designed by Nathan Fox. Two autographs per person, limited to the Haunt signing litho and one additional item.
Saturday, October 15
Szymon Kudranski, Spawn, artist, autograph signing
Image Comics Booth #1346
Free Spawn Comic
After being “discovered” though Twitter by Todd McFarlane, Kudranski (Repulse, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice), was chosen to take over the creative art direction on Spawn. Meet the international artist that has built an amazing new visual world for American’s favorite anti-hero at his first-ever U.S signing. First 75 people will receive a free issue of Spawn #212.
McFarlane: The Devil is in the Details Panel Discussion
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Room 1AO3
In a world of comic book icons, comic superstar Todd McFarlane, and his creation Spawn, have clearly stood the test of time. Hear what McFarlane and his creative teams have in store for Spawn and his newest title, Haunt.
Find out the latest news and behind-the-scenes scoop on your McFarlane Toys’ figures including The Walking Dead TV & Comic, HALO, and NFL, MLB, NHL & NBA sports lines. Find out what’s in store for this cutting-edge toy company! Also, get an exciting “first look” at McFarlane.com Collector’s Club exclusives figures and resin statues, featuring franchise properties with worldwide name recognition.
Finally, McFarlane discusses the artistic process of creating a massive fantasy epic in the all-new role-playing videogame, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Plus special surprise guests and Q&A session to follow
Panelists will include:
Todd McFarlane, Spawn, Creator and McFarlane Toys Founder
Jon Goff, Spawn, Creative Team ( Halo Evolutions)
Nathan Fox, Haunt, Artist (BLUE ESTATE, Fluorescent Black and Pigeons From Hell)
Joe Casey, Haunt, Writer (BUTCHER BAKER, THE RIGHTEOUS MAKER and ,GODLAND)
Szymon Kudranski, Spawn, artist (Repulse, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice)
Special guests to be announced
Spawn Team Signing: Todd McFarlane, Szymon Kudranski, and Jon Goff
4PM to 5:30PM
Image Comics Booth #1346
The Spawn comic book hit another milestone in 2011 with the release of issue 200. The classic story of a man’s battle with evil forces continues to forge into new story line frontiers and remains one of the most popular comic books today. Come meet the new Spawn creative team members; Todd McFarlane, Spawn, Creator, Szymon Kudranski, Spawn, artist (Repulse, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice) and Jon Goff, Spawn, Creative Team (Halo Evolutions).
New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. The NYCC show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. For more information visit www.newyorkcomiccon.com.
Charlie Adlard, John Wagner, and David Hine sign on June 11th.
Infinity & Beyond celebrates 20 years in business this June with an exclusive Walking Dead #85 “celebration cover”. This exclusive edition is limted to 2,000 with art by regular Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard.
Cover is printed on cardstock paper with the back blank allowing for sketches.
This offer is only available to people attending our “birthday bash” event on Saturday 11th June at our shop in Shrewsbury when Charlie Adlard will be signing and sketching copies.
Additional guests include John Wagner, co-creator of Judge Dredd and David Hine, writer of FVZA, Bulletproof Coffin, Spawn, and Detective Comics.
Infinity & Beyond
31 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XF, United Kingdom
Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, Brian Ash, and Chris Hardwick appear on Monday, April 4th, 2011 from 6:30 - 11:30PM.
6:30 PM Screening
8:00 PM LIVE Podcast
9:00 PM Comic Book Signing and Live Music
Chris Hardwick leads a panel that includes Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”, co-writer), Byron Minns (“Bullhorn”, co-writer), Scott Sanders (director, co-writer), Brian Ash (comic author, writer for The Boondocks) to chat about the making of the greatest Blaxploitation comedy of all time, and its extension into the comic world. There will also be a live music performance by the film’s score-master Adrian Younge and The Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
John Leguizamo, film & TV star, signs copies of Ghetto Klown on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at noon.
Be one of the first 300 people to buy the Ghetto Klown: Music From My Hood CD starting on Tuesday, March 22nd at 12:01am at the Union Square Best Buy and you will receive a wristband which guarantees admittance to this special event. Join us for an onstage interview with John Leguizamo & X96.3 on-air personality Luis Jimenez as they discuss John’s new Broadway show, Ghetto Klown. Following the interview, John will be signing copies of the CD to fans with event wristbands only. Arrive early, time and space are limited.
1 Union Square South (Corner of 14th Street and 4th Avenue), New York, NY
February 28, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Top Stories, Webcomics
J. Scott Campbell, one of the most popular artists in comics, has graciously accepted an invitation to Boston Comic Con 2011! One of the most requested guests for any convention, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring him to meet his New England fans. Campbell first exploded on the scene in the 90s with his first book, Gen 13. His dynamic storytelling and reputation for illustrating some of the most attractive women in the industry continued with his follow-up project, Danger Girl. His covers currently grace titles including Spider-Man, Wolverine, GI Joe, and many more! Be sure to catch his panel with fellow cover artists JG Jones, Adam Hughes, and Dave Johnson!
Joining Campbell at Boston Comic Con are local writers Christos Gage, Christopher Golden, and Tom Sniegoski, The Walking Dead’s Cliff Rathburn, pencillers Sanford Greene, Keu Cha, Leo Leibelman, Mike Lilly, and a legion of inkers including Dexter Vines, Jack Purcell, and Mark Morales. Finally we are happy to welcome back stalwart supporters Craig Rousseau, Scott Wegener, Norman Lee, and Sara Richard. Check the website for full bios!
Previously announced guests include Neal Adams, Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, Greg Capullo, Gahan Wilson, Stephanie Buscema, Daixong Guo, Mark McKenna, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!
Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with paid adult admission!
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held from 10am to 7pm on Saturday April 30th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
January 18, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Gaming, Horror, Massachusetts, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Top Stories, Webcomics
Boston Comic Con is honored to announce that comic book icon Neal Adams is the latest addition to an already extraordinary guest list for 2011! A Silver Age legend, Adams has been one of the most influential artists in the industry both on the page and behind the scenes. From returning Batman to his dark and gritty roots to campaigning for creators’ rights, Adams holds the highest position of respect. His photorealistic art has graced the pages of The Brave and the Bold, Deadman, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and most recently Batman: Odyssey. Be sure to come to Boston Comic Con on April 30 – May 1, 2011 to welcome Neal Adams to New England!
Other recent additions include Spawn artist Greg Capullo, Playboy cartoonist Gahan Wilson, Marvel artist Stephanie Buscema, and returning guests Daixong Guo and Mark McKenna. Check out the convention website for full profiles of our guests and all the latest updates!
Previously announced guests include Frank Quitely, Joe Kubert, Adam Hughes, Darwyn Cooke, Arthur Adams, Frank Cho, Tim Sale, Dave Johnson, J.G. Jones, Mark Brooks, Mark Chiarello, Matt Wagner, Ryan Ottley, Sean Galloway, Stan Sakai, Stephane Roux, Terry Moore, Tony Harris, Khoi Pham, Howard Chaykin, David Mack, and many more! Be sure to tell your friends! This is the largest and most talented collection of comic creators in New England ever!
Tickets are now available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with a paid adult!
The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!
Comic Book Hero Stan Lee to be honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
WHO: Stan Lee
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Gill Champion, President and COO at POW! Entertainment and Todd
McFarlane, creator of Spawn and founder of McFarlane Toys
WHAT: 2,428th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 7072 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA in front of the Live Nation Building