Hero Initiative celebrates the massive success of The Walking Dead 100 Project with two great book-signing events in the Greater Toronto Area.
On Saturday, November 23, Stadium Comics at 499 Main St. in Brampton, Ontario in the Shopper’s World Mall will host artists Leonard Kirk, Agnes Garbowska and Richard Zajac from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Just four days later on Wednesday, November 27, Paradise Comics at 3278 Yonge St. in Toronto will host Dale Keown, Leonard Kirk, Ty Templeton and Jim Zub from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Fans will be able to get signatures in The Walking Dead 100 Project, Hero’s new 120-page art book featuring today’s top artists and their take on the zombie-filled world of The Walking Dead, the cultural-sensation hit comic from Robert Kirkman and Skybound Entertainment. The book is available in softcover for $13, and limited edition hardcover for $25. Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, the charity that helps comic book creators in medical or financial need.
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.
Ken Lashley, Ty Templeton, Marcus To, and many more appear at Stadium Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY COMIC CREATORS:
KEN LASHLEY – Ken has worked on titles such as Flash, Black Panther, Deadpool, X-Men, Batwing, Red Hood and the Outlaws and more! He also has credits on several DC New52 covers such as Suicide Squad, Superboy, Ravagers, Team 7, Blackhawks, plus lots of Star Wars related work for Hasbro, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts!
MARCUS TO – Marcus has worked on a several series for companies like DC Comics, Archaia, and Aspen such as Red Robin, Batwing, The Huntress, and the upcoming Cyborg 009 based on the original Japanese manga and anime created by Shotaro Ishinomori. Cyborg 009 will see release in both North America and Japan.
TY TEMPLETON – Ty Has written, penciled, and inked countless titles for DC, Marvel, and many other publishers. Most recently Ty has been providing art for Ultimate Spider-Man based on the popular animated series. Ty also runs “Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp”, where he teaches up and coming creators the ins and outs of the comic industry!
ADAM GORHAM – Adam is the artist of the gritty medieval tale ‘Teuton’ published by Big Sexy Comics. Previously Adam made quite an impression with his graphic novel adaptation of Canadian indie film ‘The Vampire Conspiracy’, and has also contributed to the Western Horror anthology “Horror in the West”. “Undertow” is another title Adam has worked on which will be published in the near future.
VINCE SUNICO and Members of Spent Pencils – Vince Sunico has been appearing at Stadium Comics since 2008 and his recent work includes our store exclusive variant covers for Aspen Comics’ Shrugged and Jirni. Vince wlll also be releasing “Remnant” through IDW later this year. Spent Pencils is the Greater Toronto area’s largest collective of artists. The Spent Pencils crew is always a fan favourite at Stadium and conventions across North America!
DAVID BISHOP – David is the writer and illustrator of the Zombie Survival tale “Stranger”. He also famously worked with our own Ricky Lima on the haunting “Deep Sea”, of which we will see more of later this year. David is also working on art for “Of Stone”.
GEORGE TODOROVSKI – An independent artist from Toronto who is co-creator of the hilarious The Bear Stories graphic novels and webcomic. George is also the regular artist on the Dungeon Crawler Adventures web comic, and he has also had his work appear in Heavy Metal Magazine.
PARIS ALLEYNE – Up and coming young comic artist who has tons of potential, Paris is building quite the portfolio for himself while collaborating with other creators.
…and more to be announced!
MORE CONTESTS, PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS THAN EVER BEFORE! – Info coming soon
OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! – Info coming soon
SPECIAL “MAY THE FOURTH” ACTIVITIES CELEBRATING STAR WARS! – Info coming soon
What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday in May every year. Participating comic stores all across North America give away comics for FREE to anyone who enters their store on that day.
Free Comic Book Day is meant to promote and celebrate comic books as great literature and a true artform.
Stadium Comics runs one of the largest Free Comic Book Day events in Canada. In addition to the free comics, the Brampton, Ontario comic shop brings in several guest artists and creators to sign and sketch for fans. Combined with the raffles and contests, and their biggest sale of the year, Free Comic Book Day at Stadium is one event that you don’t want to miss!
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Ty Templeton, Agnes Garbowska, Alex Milne, and many more sign at Stadium Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012!
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Ken Lashley, Leonard Kirk, Richard Zajac, and Agnes Garbowska sign at Stadium Comics on Saturday, June 23rd 2012
Stadium Comics is pleased to announce our next event and signing which will happen on Saturday, June 23rd 2012. This signing will be a fundraiser for the HERO Initiative, and we are super excited about the lineup of artists that will be joining us:
Ken Lashley – Comic book artist on numerous titles such as Blackhawks, Flash, Black Panther, Deadpool, X-Men, Batwing, and more! Plus lots of Star Wars related work for Hasbro, Lucasfilm, and LucasArts!
Leonard Kirk – Comic book artist on numerous titles such as X-Factor, X-Men, Supergirl, Superman, Sigil, Star Trek, New Mutants, Incredible Hulk, Aquaman, JSA, and more!
Richard Zajac – Inker on a number of projects including The Huntress, G.I. Joe, Soulfire and more! Richard also has contributed pencils to Hero Initiative books, and Thoughtless!
Agnes Garbowska – a fan favourtie at Stadium, Agnes has worked on several projects for Marvel Comics including Girl Comics and Spider-Ham. She also is the creator of several titles such as Waking Up Abbey, Imagination Station, and You, Me, and Zombie! Agnes contributes regularly to Saturday Morning Webtoons as the artist on Boo Bear and Flo.
Each artist will be sketching to raise money for Hero. There will be blank covers available for people to have sketched on, and there will be some really cool Hero Initiative merchandise, such as the Ultimate Spider-Man 100 project, the Hulk 100 project, and the Wolverine 100 project comics – which some of the artists that are attending have worked on!
We’ll also hold some raffles, and a big sale on merchandise inside the store!
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 yesterdays’ 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.
499 Main Street South, Brampton, ON L6Y 1N7
Francis Manapul signs at Stadium Comics on this coming Wednesday September 28th, 2011 to celebrate the release of “The Flash” issue #1 which is a part of DC Comics’ New 52 relaunch!
Flash #1 goes on sale at 10:00am, and Francis will be on hand to sign the book for fans from 10:30am – 12:30pm. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to have the landmark #1 issue signed by one of the books creators, who just happens to be one of the most popular artists in the industry!
499 Main Street South, Shoppers World Mall Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
Stadium Comics will once again be the place to celebrate Free Comic Book Day this year. This event has evolved over the last few years to be perhaps the biggest event of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area! More details are being released every day, so be sure to keep checking this space for up-to-date info! Here is a sample of what we will have to offer on May 1st:
ARTIST GUEST APPEARANCES
The highlight of any Free Comic Book Day at Stadium Comics is the amazing lineup of artists on hand to sign and sketch for those in attendance! This year we have the following people scheduled to appear:
Ken Lashley (JUST ANNOUNCED) – Artist on Black Panther, X-Men, The Flash, and much more! Ken will be appearing from 11am-6pm
Alex Milne – Artist on several ‘Transformers’ comics for IDW. Alex draws everyone’s favorite Robots like no one else can!
Agnes Garbowska – Artist on Marvel’s ‘Girl Comics’, and creator of ‘You, Me, and Zombie’. Agnes is renowned for her style of drawing, and is always very much in demand at conventions.
Marcio Takara – artist on Disney’s ‘The Incredibles’ by Boom Studios. Marcio’s amazing artistic style wowed attendees at our last Free Comic Book Day. Check out some of his work here.
George Todorovski – co-creator of The Bear Stories, also appeared in Heavy Metal magazine.
Chris Hatzopoulos – co-creator of ‘The Bear Stories’. Chris is also a well-respected chiptunes music composer!
Vince Sunico – artist with Spent Pencils Studio. Vince is a personal favorite of many convention-goers and customers here at Stadium Comics!
Arnold Trinidad – artist with Spent Pencils Studio. Talented penciler Arnold is the “founding father” of Spent Pencils Studio.
Norman Antonio – Custom costume designer with Heroes In Tights. Norman’s work was recently featured by several Toronto news outlets covering the Wizard World Toronto convention!