UPDATE: Unfortunately Manu Bennett has had to cancel his appearance
Hartford Comic Con is proud to announce the addition of Manu Bennett from Arrow (Slade Wilson/Deathstroke), Spartacus (Crixus), and The Hobbit (Azog). He joins an already A-list line up of celebrity guests to join our show including cast mate Katrina Law (“Mira” from Spartacus), Chandler Riggs (“Carl Grimes” from The Walking Dead), Giancarlo Esposito (“Gus” from Breaking Bad), and more!
Please join us at the fastest growing comic con in New England! With appearance by over 150 of the industry’s top artists including special guests Ed McGuinness (Amazing X-Men, Nova), Tim Sale (Captain America, Batman), Jim Cheung (Infinity, Young Avengers), Dave Johnson (Deadpool, 100 Bullets), and so many more.
Hartford Comic Con will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. For more information, tickets, registration, and the complete list of guests please check out the website: www.hartfordcomiccon.com and follow them on Twitter (@ HartfordCon) and Facebook!
Tim Sale and Brian Mulcahy are pleased to announce the publication of “Kiss Miss Carol: A Crime Story of Christmas.” Set in the early 1950s, “Kiss Miss Carol” tells the story of what private detective Nick Coffin believes will be his worst holiday ever. It’s 8:00 PM on Christmas Eve and Nick is sitting in his office, his only company a half-empty bottle of Johnny Walker. Then Mary walks through his door, a woman from his past who needs him to find her kidnapped baby boy.
“Kiss Miss Carol” is written by Brian Mulcahy with a cover, frontispiece, four full-page interior illustrations, and six vignettes by Tim Sale, the Eisner Award-winning artist of Batman: The Long Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, Daredevil: Yellow, Hulk: Gray, Spider-Man: Blue, and the upcoming Captain America: White.
“Kiss Miss Carol” is available as a trade paperback and an eBook from Lulu.com and on iTunes. The trade paperback version is 9″ wide by 7″ high and 56 pages long with a color cover and black and white interior illustrations. The trade paperback retails for $9.99 and the eBook retails for $5.99.
An Artist’s Sketchbook Edition, limited to 50 numbered copies, will be available for sale at Tim Sale’s table at the New York Comic Con starting on Friday, October 14, 2011.
HeroesCon announced over 20 new guest additions this week to an already enormous guest list! Included are superstars like Neal Adams, Jim Starlin, Tim Sale, and many more! HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!
HeroesCon is very happy to announce that Neal Adams will be attending HeroesCon 2011! Neal is a living legend known for bringing a realism to superhero comics that didn’t exist before his arrival. Illustrating classic comics like Green Lantern #76 (pictured), Strange Adventures (creating the definitive look for Deadman), and many more, Neal went on to be DC’s primary cover artist during the 70?s. He later went on to found Continuity Comics and most recently he is writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey at DC Comics.
Scott Hampton’s gorgeous work was recently seen in the pages of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Try to catch Scott painting on our art stage for the Annual Art Auction. He always creates something spectacular!
Painter Erik Jones has quickly made a name for himself in comics with his gorgeous covers for books like Hack/Slash, Witchblade, and Unkown and is currently doing covers for the new Elric series.
Heidi MacDonald is the brains behind the fantastic comics news site The Beat. Always insightful and informative, she has guided the site through it’s many incarnations while remaining a great resource to the comics industry and it’s fans.
David Mack is an Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling painter, writer, and cartoonist behind Kabuki, The Shy Creatures, numerous Daredevil arcs, and much more.
Writer Ben McCool has been doing tons of work lately, namely Memoir, Captain America: The Korvac Saga, and Choker.
Chris Moreno’s work has appeared in ZombieBomb 4: Dark Daze, Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics. His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image. His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
Jeff Parker is no stranger to regular HeroesCon attendees or anyone that’s read a Marvel comic in the last few years for that matter! Since the success of his creator-owned The Interman, Jeff has gone on to write Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas and many other titles. One of my personal favorites is Mysterius the Unfathomable, with artist Tom Fowler.
We’re excited to welcome Tim Sale back to HeroesCon this summer. Besides extraordinarily popular books like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, Tim also did the paintings (with Dave Stewart) for the Isaac character on the television series Heroes.
Also added this week:
Jason “Spyda” Adams- sculptor
Josh Adams- creator of In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve, artist on House of Mystery #13.
Scott Hanna - inker of titles such as Detective Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Nova and many other Marvel and DC comics.
Norman Lee – inker of titles such as X-Men, Namor, New Mutants, DCU Online Legends and many more.
Mike Lilly – artist on books like Black Terror, Annihilation Conquest: Quasar, Vampirella, Punisher, and Batman.
David Malki! is the author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips. In 2008, the Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award — the highest honor in comics — for “Best Humorous Publication.” He’s also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010 thanks to an innovative grassroots marketing campaign.
J.D. Mettler- colorist on Ex Machina, The Talisman, JSA, War Heroes, Down, and many more.
Bill Neville- artist and co-creator of the Explorers
Joe Pruett – Desperado Publishing
Jim Starlin – writer/ artist on titles like Dreadstar, Breed, Batman, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel and many more.
Gary Reed- is the author of many titles with the most notable being Saint Germaine, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, and Baker Street.
Sara Richard- artist on Zombie Bomb and sketch cards for Marvel’s Dangerous Divas and Betty Page.
Art Thibert- inker on titles such as Ulitmate Spider-Man, X-Factor, X-Men and many more.
Wayne Vansant- artist on The ‘Nam
Alexis Ziritt- creator of Rudo and Mekano Turbo. Founder of Fistful Apparel.