Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention Returns in 2014 with Tribute to Joe Kubert

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Press Release:

The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. The auction will be happening at 2:30PM in the cafeteria.

We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.

This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Here is our guest list with many more comic creators to join the list:
Walt Simonson
Joe Staton
Herb Trimpe
Tom Palmer
Jack C. Harris
Bob Wiacek
Trevor Von Eeden
Steve Mannion
John Workman
Doug Baron
Mike Lilly
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Pinaha
Paul Bonono
Rick Man
Glen Whitmore
Janet Hamlin
Rudy Nebres
James Sherman
Dave Bullock
Eric Battle
Joe Giella (tent.)
Dennis Colero (tent.)
Elaine Lee

And many more to come…

Many of our guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and most exciting comic-con around. You will have unheard of access to comic creators with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator is at The Hawthorne Convention you can be sure they love comics and they love meeting fans!
Here is all the important information you need:

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
10AM-4PM
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

Google or Mapquest the directions, we are easy to get to by car or train. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station.

Wonderful food is available within walking distance in downtown Hawthorne, just three blocks away so you can stay the whole day.

For more info contact Allan Rosenberg at: arosenberg@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

Hawthorne High School Comic Con Returns

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New Jersey’s premier comic book convention the Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is back on May 14th for it’s sixth show. Join the students of the Cartooning and the Art Clubs as we present New Jersey’s premier comic book art gathering.

There will be appearances by comic book creators and dealers. Art lessons will be presented all day by the comic professionals and we will have our incredible auction of original comic art, graphic novels, rare comics and other great items. The convention is held to celebrate the great American art form, comics, and to raise funds for our high school’s talented art department.

The art lessons will include many of the skills needed to create comics. The art lessons are for all ages and skill levels

Among the comic creators already booked to appear are:

Walter Simonson
Herb Trimpe
Joe Sinnott (tent)
Bob Wiacek
Joe Staton
Mark Texiera
Rudy Nebres
Paolo Rivera
Joe Giella (tent)
Mark Romanowski
Dick Ayers
Scott Roberts (tent)
James Sherman
Elaine Lee
Danny Fingeroth
Jim Salicrup
Rodney Ramos
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Steve Mannion
Buddy Scalera
Rick Parker
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Trevor Von Eedon
Louis Small Jr.
Neil Volkes

…And many more creators to come.

This is an extremely “kids friendly” event. Our art lessons are for all ages and there will be “kid friendly” items in the art auction.

The particulars:
May 14th, 2011 from 10am – 4pm

Dealer tables: $50: Email contact: alllal@aol.com

So whether you are a long time comic book convention veteran or want to experience your very first comic book show, come on out for the finest comic book convention – the 6th Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention on May 14th.

Hawthorne High School
160 Parmalee Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

Super Mega Show to Explode with Talent This Weekend

The Super Mega Show explodes with talent this weekend! Rock Stars comic artists, and sci-fi actors will “Come Together” for the largest Super Mega Show ever! Live concerts Q/A sessions, autographs, photo ops, giant dealers, room and much more!

Comic guests include:

  • Ethan Van Sciver
  • Herb Trimpe
  • Dick Ayers
  • Jeff Shultz
  • Steve Mannion
  • Paris Cullins

For more info, visit www.supermegashow.com or call 201-998-1212.

Ethan Van Sciver Headlines July 2010 NJ Super Mega Show

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Ethan Van Sciver Headlines at NJ Super Mega Show

The Super MegaShow takes place July 9th 10th & 11th

Ethan Van Sciver will be sketching free for fans all day Sat! Some of the other talented artist who will be appearing at the Mega Show include Herb Trimpe, Steve Mannion, Dick Ayers, & Brian Buniak.

This year’s Super MegaShow will be one of the largest and most exciting shows ever to come to the garden state. This year’s show explodes with artists and actors from comics, music, movies, and tv!

For more info and to order tickets www.supermegashow.com or 201-998-1212.

New Jersey Comic Expo Plans Super Roster for June 19th

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NEW JERSEY COMIC EXPO HAS SUPER ROSTER OF COMIC CELEBRITIES

Something For Every Comic Book Taste Will Be In North Jersey on June 19

More than 50 well known comic creators, toy and pop culture dealers will gather with fans at the Riverdale Armory on Saturday, June 19th for a day of dealing in comics, toys, pop culture collectibles, related DVD’s, costume play, food and fun. Special guest Gary Sohmers, the popular appraiser of toys, collectibles and memorabilia on the PBS TV series “Antiques Road Show” and host and producer of the radio show “Calling All Collectors” will offer free appraisals of comics, toys and pop culture related items during the expo.

“This is not a mega-expo,” says promoter Tom Jeron, “but rather more of a community event with a real big punch. We’ve been able to bring together a vast array of comic creators, toy designers and dealers who are interested in a chance to see their fans in a less intense venue than are otherwise available in the Metro area. The NJ Comic Expo caters to a broad range of pop culture interests and ages. We have an ongoing superhero and sci-fi fantasy costume contest with prizes hosted by Cosplay Confederates, photo opportunities with TV’s Batmobile, The Black Beauty, a working Lost in Space Robot and a local area Dark Knight style Batman with his own custom Batmobile.”

Comic creators who will be attending throughout the day include Denny O’Neil, Joe Staton, Irwin Hasen, Guy Dorian, Ian Dorian, Rich Mesick, Steve Mannion, Rick Parker, Bob Wiacek, Scott Roberts, Jim Salicrup, Ivan Brandon, Andy MacDonald, and Fernando Ruiz. Toy designers and comic companies on hand include locally based McFarlane Toys and retroprauneurs Captain Action Enterprises. Also appearing is the professional wrestler/actor Brimstone, and Blinky Productions a fan film production favorite. In addition Captain Action Enterprises will be doing artist portfolio reviews in search of new talent. Up and coming artists should be prepared with a portfolio and sketchbooks for review during the show.

The NJ Comic Expo is at the Riverdale Armory, 107 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Riverdale, NJ on June 19th, 2010. Show Hours are from 10am-6pm with an admission fee of $5, children under 3 are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information go to the shows website at www.njcomicexpo.com or to the shows FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/NJ-Comic-Expo/107521212620293?ref=ts or by email to tomlinpromotions@gmail.com .

NYC – Asylum Press Signing

Steve Mannion signs and sketches on January 30th from 3-7pm at Forbidden Planet

Steve will be available to sign books, do original sketches and have original art for sale.  There will also be special previews of upcoming titles. Steve’s credits include, The Bomb, Fearless Dawn, Warlash: Dark Noir, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, Captain America: Sentinel of LIberty, Tales From The Crypt, Batman: Black and White, and more.

“This will be my first signing at Forbidden Planet and I’m pretty darn psyched about it. Hopefully we’ll be able to do many more,” explains Steve Mannion, “Come on down and throw a shoe at me.”

“This is the start of a promotional tour for Fearless Dawn, says publisher Frank Forte, “we’re excited to kick it off at Forbidden Planet,   “There will be more dates announced soon.”

“As big fans, we here at Forbidden Planet can barely contain ourselves over the fact that Steve Mannion and Asylum Press are kicking off
their Fearless Dawn support tour with us… I’m personally bringing extra shoes to throw at him.” – Matt Desiderio Manager of Forbidden
Planet

Where: Forbidden Planet NYC 804 Broadway.New York, NY 10003

(212) 473-1576

When: Sat. Jan 30th 2010, from 3-7pm

Forbidden Planet can be found on the web at: www.fpnyc.com

Asylum Press can be found on the web at: www.asylumpress.com

ABOUT FORBIDDEN PLANET:
Forbidden Planet NYC is the Number One source for all your Comics, Movie, TV, Sci-Fi and Fantasy merchandise, including Doctor Who, Star Trek and more. Founded in April 1981, Forbidden Planet NYC has been a staple to tourists and locals alike for its wide selection in alternative hobbies, such as graphic novels, comic books, role-playing games, manga, and anime, and a wide selection of collectible figurines and statues.

Here at the Planet, we believe in providing our customers with the best merchandise possible with exceptional customer serve from our knowledgeable staff. We are always expanding the store to fit out patron?s needs.

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS: Founded in 1999 by Frank Forte, Asylum Press is a unique publishing house specializing in high profile projects from some of the industry’s biggest names. Publishing superhero comics with Warlash: Zombie Mutant Genesis, continuing their tradition of horror with Undead Evil, Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell, the upcoming Asylum of Horrors and Beyond Lovecraft, venturing into dark humor with Billy Boy The Sick Little Fat Kid and The Cletus and Floyd Show, Asylum Press continues to be on the cutting edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.   Asylum Press is distributed by Diamond Comics, Haven Distributors and Tony Shenton and Partners Publishers Group.