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  • Arcana Unleashing Exclusives, Signings, and More for SDCC 2013

    Press Release:

    SDCC Exclusives and BIG Debuts for 2013!

    VANCOUVER (July 9, 2013) –
    With a week to go until San Diego Comic Con, Arcana Comics (BOOTH 2415) is ready to unleash their list of SDCC Exclusives for 2013! See below for information on our exclusives, including Roddenberry Entertainment’s Worth Exclusive Preview, The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2 Variant EJ Su Cover, HeadSmash Exclusive Joe Perez Variant Cover, and An Arcana Cryptozoological Handbook Exclusive. Read on, my friends, for that, plus some exciting debuts for SDCC 2013!

    San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) runs from Wednesday, July 17th (Preview Night) through Sunday, July 21st, and Arcana Comics will be at Booth 2415, showing off the latest and greatest books in our catalog, PLUS some amazing exclusives and special guests!

    To kick it off, here are our EXCLUSIVES FOR SDCC 2013.
    Click on the covers to see the full-sized image.

    Worth SDCC PreviewTITLE: RODDENBERRY PRESENTS: WORTH
    RUN: LIMITED TO 5000 COPIES – $1 EACH
    DESCRIPTION: Read the entire first chapter of the upcoming original graphic novel, Worth, created by Roddenberry Entertainment, and published by Arcana Comics. You can pick up a copy from the Arcana Comics booth or the Roddenberry Entertainment booth while supplies last.

    The Steam Engines of Oz Issue 2 EJ Su Variant SDCCTITLE: THE STEAM ENGINES OF OZ ISSUE 2 – SDCC EXCLUSIVE EJ SU COVER
    RUN: LIMITED TO 250 COPIES – $5
    DESCRIPTION: The hit Arcana series brings The World of Oz into the future with a SteamPunk spin, featuring all new characters side-by-side with beloved classics. The Tin Man has taken over the Emerald City, and Victoria Wright is tasked with ending his tyranny. Its Lions and Munchkins and GearHeads, oh my! Featuring a an Exclusive Variant cover from E.J. Su (IDW’s TRANSFORMERS, Image’s TECH JACKET).
    NOTE: Sean Patrick O’Reilly and Erik Hendrix, the co-creators of The Steam Engines of Oz will be on hand during the convention (Erik runs the booth) and we’re hoping to get EJ Su to come by as well. Also come to the booth to see other special Oz-related items.

    An Arcana Cryptozoological HandbookTITLE: AN ARCANA CRYPTOZOOLOGICAL HANDBOOK: JOURNAL OF THE KINDRED
    RUN: LIMITED TO 50 COPIES – $10 EACH
    DESCRIPTION: Last year, Arcana Comics brought you a Cryptozoological Guide to the creatures which run around in The Asylum’s films, and we were amazed at the response! This year, we bring you a cryptozoological spin on the dark side of the Arcanaverse through the eyes of The Kindred.
    NOTE: Artist Mike Dubish will be signing at various times during the convention.

    HeadSmash Joe Perez SDCC VariantTITLE: HEADSMASH SDCC EXCLUSIVE JOE PEREZ COVER
    RUN: LIMITED TO 500 COPIES – $20 EACH
    DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate. As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to. He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him. Featuring an Exclusive Variant cover from Kanye West’s art director, Joe Perez.
    NOTE: Creator Vlad Yudin, Variant Cover artist Joe Perez, and Regular cover artist, Tim Bradstreet will be signing during the convention.

    SDCC DEBUTS

    7 Holes for Air Bill PaxtonTITLE: 7 HOLES FOR AIR
    DESCRIPTION: Bill Paxton & Arcana Comics presents 7 Holes for Air. Bob Rourke is the kind of man they don’t make anymore. He’s a tough son of a b****: A fifty-year-old steelworker who smokes, drinks, and never complains, even when he’s in pain. After a persistent headache sends him to a doctor for the first time in his life, Bob learns he’s facing the end. With disease ravaging his body, Bob soldiers on at home, at work and in an alternate Spaghetti Western reality in which his real-life antagonists become actual villains. Now Bob will stare down death the only way he knows how – with grit and determination – as he struggles against the ghosts of his past and the desire to leave something behind for his wife and daughter.
    NOTE: BILL PAXTON will be signing at the Arcana Booth, 2415, on Thursday during SDCC from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm!

    The Gloom MTV ComicsTITLE: THE GLOOM
    DESCRIPTION: MTV Comics and Arcana Studio present THE GLOOM. Once called a ‘Mel Brooks movie of a comic’ by COMICS INTERNATIONAL, acclaimed creators Tony Lee (Doctor Who) & Dan Boultwood (It Came!) return to the hero that brought them together! In 1940’s Manhattan he’s the only vigilante blocking the Vermillion and his N@zi allies from their plan to rule the world with ATOMIC ZEPPELINS! No pulp hero is safe from parody, in the comic series that once had the review ‘Buy this book – sell a kidney if you have to!’
    NOTE: Tony Lee, writer of many of IDW’s Doctor Who books and others will be signing during SDCC.

    The Devil is Due in DrearyTITLE: THE DEVIL IS DUE IN DREARY
    DESCRIPTION: Jack and Tino, two strangers with a questionable past arrive in the reclusive town of Dreary where they unknowingly fulfill a prophecy that the town believes will precede the coming of the apocalypse. They are caught up in a whirlwind of judgment and paranoia, and it’s a race against time to escape with their lives. The Devil is Due in Dreary is a music rich ride through the folklore of the old west. With rattling desert bones, pompadours, classic cars, and pearl handled pistols, it’s an action packed rockabilly take on the classic western.
    NOTE: David Parkin and Daryl Freimark will be signing during the convention.

    HeadSmash Tim Bradstreet CoverTITLE: HEADSMASH
    DESCRIPTION: In the lurid city of Ares, Smash is a trusted officer of the Horde, a brutal syndicate. As an angry orphan, he was hand-selected by Maurice, the Horde’s capo, to be groomed for leadership. After being sent on a mission to claim a powerful serum, Smash is left for dead and his girlfriend and unborn baby are taken by the very group that he swore allegiance to. He returns, armed with a serum that gives superhuman strength, and vows that he won’t rest until his family is safe and revenge is taken upon those who betrayed him.
    NOTE: In addition to the SDCC Exclusive cover by Joe Perez, we will be debuting the regular edition of the book, featuring the art of legendary Tim Bradstreet! Check the Arcana Comics signing schedule for autograph times.

    Early Bird Exhibitor Discount for Big Wow 2013 Ends Soon

    January 29, 2013 by  
    Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories

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    Press Release:

    Big Wow! ComicFest Returns to San Jose May 18th & 19th, 2013, bringing two great days of Comic Book, Anime/Manga, Art, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming and Cosplay FUN! Many of the country’s best vendors of all things cool and collectible will tempt your wallets with the perfect gifts for Geek, Fans and True Collectors, everywhere! Big Wow! ComicFest is the Only Major Comics Event in the San Francisco Bay Area this Year.

    SPECIAL NOTICE: The early bird $75 Discount for Exhibitor Booths, Small Press and Artist Alley Tables ends Thursday, January 31st at midnight PST. Click Here to Register Today before you miss this opportunity!

    TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON

    Be sure to follow us on both Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all our upcoming announcements!

    Amazing Creators!

    As the Original Artist-Friendly Show, we are bringing in a lineup of Fantastic Comic Book Creator Guests spanning all decades and genres! This year we are pleased to have as guests at the show Neal Adams (Superman, Batman), Tony Daniel (Batman), Adam Hughes (Fables, Wonder Woman), Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker), Toshio Maeda (Urotsukidoji & La Blue Girl), Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Lee Bermejo (Rorschach, Joker), Sanjulian (Vampirella), Brian Stelfreeze (Batman), Sergio Aragones (MAD, Groo), Herb Trimpe (Hulk), Terry & Rachel Dodson (X-Men, Wonder Woman), and Arthur Adams (Classic Avengers).

    Fan-Favorites… Travis Charest (Weapons of the Metabarons), Kevin Nowlan (Superman Vs. Aliens), James O’Barr (Crow), Dan Brereton (Nocturnals), Keu Cha (Rising Stars), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Joe Linsner (Dawn), Michael Golden (The ‘Nam), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons, Futurama), Humberto Ramos (Wolverine), Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine, Liberty Meadows), Liam Sharp (Gears of War), Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin), Jason Palmer (Serenity), Aaron Lopresti (Spider-Man), Ryan Sook (Zatanna), and so many more confirmed guests added to our website!

    Las Vegas Comic Expo Relocates to the Riviera

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    Las Vegas Comic Expo, previously announced to be held at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort, will be relocating to a new venue, the Riviera Hotel and Casino, directly located on the Las Vegas Strip!!!

    Due to the flash floods from the recent rain storms, the original hotel and halls located at the Alexis Park Resort were damaged beyond immediate repair to house Las Vegas Comic Expo. Drywall, carpet and a lack of power proved too much to repair in such a short window, thus making the shift to the Riviera necessary.

    We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused any of our guests, vendors and attendees. But oddly enough this unfortunate circumstance actually has led to an expansion for the show with a larger convention hall and plenty of space for attendees to browse and shop. The new location at the Riviera will be able to showcase and accommodate the entire guest list of over 50 of the top names in comics and entertainment all united with the exhibitors and artist alley in one grand exhibit hall. The gaming, panels and programs will be conveniently located adjacent to the main hall as well.

    The dates of the convention hours remain the same for Las Vegas Comic Expo: Saturday, September 29 (10AM to 7PM) and Sunday, September 30 (10AM to 5PM).

    All tickets previously issued will be honored and redirected to Las Vegas Comic Expo at the Riviera. Tickets are still available for sale in advance as well as at the door on the days of the event.

    Located on the Las Vegas Strip, The Riviera Hotel and Casino is just a quick cab or shuttle ride from McCarran International Airport (LAS) and only minutes away from downtown Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience.

    The hotel offers guests amenities of many dining options including a buffet, food court and steakhouse as well as the Oasis Pool, a barber shop, beauty salon, tattoo parlor (What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas), gaming casino and other forms of entertainment and conveniences. The hotel has ample free public parking, and is also a short walk to the public monorail system.

    The Riviera is located at 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

    For more information about Las Vegas Comic Expo, including latest updates, please visit us at:

    Website: http://www.LasVegasComicExpo.com
    Facebook: http://facebook.com/LasVegasComicExpo
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/lvcomicexpo

    HOTEL INFORMATION
    RIVIERA HOTEL AND CASINO INFORMATION:

    We are making arrangements with the Riviera Casino and Hotel to offer our guests of Las Vegas Comic Expo similar room rates as we had offered to our guests at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.

    We will have updated information to reserve hotel rooms within the next day.

    Once we have that information, we will send it out to everyone.
    FOR THOSE BOOKED THROUGH THE ALEXIS PARK ALL SUITE RESORT:

    If you used the “Las Vegas Comic Expo” promotional rate, you have two options.

    OPTION 1:

    You can maintain your reservation at the Alexis Park Resort.

    The Alexis Park All Suite Resort will run a 14 seat shuttle service, complimentary to and from the Riviera Casino and Hotel, taking our guests door to door. The shuttle service will run on Saturday and Sunday from the Alexis Park every 2 hours at 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm.

    They will also continue to have complimentary shuttle service for their guests between the airport and the Alexis Park All Suite Resort.
    OPTION 2:

    You can cancel your room at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort and opt to make a reservation at The Riviera Hotel and Casino. The deadline to cancel at The Alexis Park Resorts without penalty is 48 hours prior to the date of your reservation.
    For those who made reservations at Alexis Park outside of the Las Vegas Comic Expo promotions, you will need to discuss with Alexis Park about your options.

    THE CONFIRMED 100 OFFER:

    If you took advantage of the “Confirmed 100 Offer”, your free admission to Las Vegas Comic Expo, as part of our free pass promotion will still of course be honored as long as the following applies:

    If you keep your Alexis Park reservation, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

    If you transfer your reservation to the Riviera Hotel and Casino, you will still receive the free admission pass(es).

    We will cross check all reservations made with Alexis Park and the Riviera.

    With the current situation, the easiest way to claim your free admission is to bring a government issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc…) to the Will Call area during the pre-registration or show times.

    SDCC Announces Their Special Guests List is Complete for 2012 with 28 New Additions

    January 30, 2012 by  
    Filed under California, Comic Books, Convention News, Top Stories

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    While they have yet to remove George Perez from the list (who announced via his Facebook page that he is cancelling his appearance this year), Comic-Con International has announced that their Special Guests list for 2012 is complete. The latest update contains 28 new names:

     

    Big Wow Adds Overseas Talent

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    Press Release:

    Joining the line up for the 2012 Big Wow ComicFest are Juanjo Guarnido (Blacksad), from France and Liam Sharp (Gears of War) from England. Two Award Winning artists, both traveling to San Jose to meet their fans at the Big Wow! ComicFest.

    Juanjo Guarnido, best known here is the US for his work on Blacksad published by Dark Horse Comics will be make a rare appearance at this years Big Wow! He will be traveling from Spain to greet his fans. Dark Horse themselves are very excited about his appearance, since they have never had the chance to meet this talented artist.

    Also coming from overseas to join the talented lineup at Big Wow! ComicFest is award winning Heavy Metal and DC Comics artist, Liam Sharp. A friend of the show, Liam is pleased to return to Northern California to greet his fans.

    Visit the Big Wow! Convention site today and sign up for their Newsletter!

    Three of the greatest painters have joined the guest list of this 2012’s Big Wow! ComicFest. Along with other great talents at this years show in the art of painting (like Dan Brereton, Bernie Wrightson, Tim Bradstreet, Joe Linsner and more), Joe Jusko, James O’Barr and Mark Texeira have al agreed to make the West Coast trip and join the fans for the 2012 Big Wow! ComicFest.

    James O’Barr (Best known for his creating “The Crow”) is looking forward to joining the live art showcase and plans on challenging all the other artists to pick up a brush and just try to out do the creation he has in store for the fans, he wants to “raise the bar” on the quality of convention art.

    Other amazing guests attending the Big Wow! ComicFest include Jim Lee (Sunday Only), Frank Cho, Bernie Wrightson, Travis Charest, Kevin Nowlan, Tim Bradstreet, Sergio Aragones, Joe Linsner, Michael Golden, Bob Layton, and many, many more top industry professionals! For a complete list of Guests click here.

    Thomas Jane Gets RAW at Dallas Comic Con 2011

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    Press Release:

    Thomas Jane gets RAW at Dallas Comic Con, this May 21-22

    For the past two years actor Thomas Jane has turned in an amazing performance on the hit HBO series HUNG, in which he stars as an average guy doing whatever he can to get a leg up… or, uh, something like that. Tom’s acting has been so appreciated, he’s received two back-to-back Golden Globe nominations, and a third season is on the way. Regardless of whether you’ve seen the show, chances are you’ll recognize Jane from one of his many memorable roles through the years, including his breakout scenes in BOOGIE NIGHTS, the Renny Harlin shark thriller DEEP BLUE SEA, his terrific interpretation of Mickey Mantle in 61*, Cameron Diaz’s love interest in the sexy comedy THE SWEETEST THING, the daring and difficult true story of STANDER, his comic book adaptation of “Frank Castle” in THE PUNISHER, the controversial leading man in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, and so much more. You many have also chuckled during his memorable cameo in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD… I know I did.

    In 2005, Tom made his first appearance at the Dallas Comic Con, where he debuted the very first concept art for his comic book project BAD PLANET in the show program book. Since then he’s released multiple comic projects through his RAW Studios imprint, a company he’s formed with business partner and accomplished creator Tim Bradstreet. Series like BAD PLANET and ALIEN PIG FARM 3000 (written by DRIVE ANGRY 3D screenwriter Todd Farmer) have wowed fans and critics with fun throwback-style stories and artwork by some of the best artists in the business. Jane is currently working with acclaimed writer Bruce Jones to revive the ALIEN WORLDS and TWISTED TALES comic books, and has already written, directed and starred in his own movie, DARK COUNTRY. But you don’t have to just read about the actor’s exploits, you could actually meet him and his creative partners in person at the upcoming Dallas Comic Con this May 21-22. Thomas Jane, Tim Bradstreet, Todd Farmer and Bruce Jones will all be in attendance, along with RAW collaborators Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. The RAW booth rarely makes a full appearance at any show outside of San Diego Comic-Con and the Long Beach Comic Con, but they’ll be out in full force at the popular Texas-based event, signing autographs and meeting fans. Tom is currently scheduled to do a scheduled signing on both Saturday and Sunday during the show, and will be making frequent appearances at the booth.

    This is a rare opportunity to meet one of the coolest creative teams in the industry, and if you haven’t seen the guest list for the show, you’ll realize this is just the icing on an already delicious cake. You can find out more information on the Dallas Comic Con (held May 21-22) at http://dallascomiccon.com – or on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/dallas.comiccon.

    Dallas Comic Con (May 2011)

    Dallas Comic Con May 21-22

    Convention Name
    Dallas Comic Con
    Convention Website Address
    http://www.dallascomiccon.com
    This convention will take place:

    • over multiple days.
    Start Date
    05/21/2011
    End Date
    05/22/2011
    About This Convention
    Dallas’ number one comic convention returns May 21-22 with guests of honor STAN LEE and LEONARD NIMOY!
    Venue Name and Address
    500 W Las Colinas Blvd
    2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
    Irving, TX 75039
    United States
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    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    270
    Projected Attendance
    6000
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Comic Books
    Additional Categories

    • Anime
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Guests
    Stan Lee, Leonard Nimoy, Tim Bradstreet, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Elizabeth Breitweiser, Mitch Breitweiser, Jaime Mendoza, James O’Barr

    Hero Initiative to Haunt Long Beach Comic Con

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    Hero Initiative gets ready to Haunt Long Beach Comic Con

    Booze and Banter party, Official LBCC Costume party

    New BPAL Perfume Release and much more!

    For Immediate Release: (October 25, 2010) Hero Initiative, the first federally recognized, non-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need, is planning to spend its Halloween weekend partying it up with special guests and artists at Long Beach Comic Con, October 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com for additional information or go to www.heroinitiative.org for tickets.

    Friday evening, October 29 from 5 -7 p.m., we have few limited spaces left to join funny man, writer, and creator Jimmy Palmiotti along with Amanda Connor, Tom Jane, Tim Bradstreet, and the Reverend Dave Johnson for Booze and Banter at Long Beach’s Gladstone’s Restaurant. Click here to reserve your spot. All proceeds will benefit Hero.

    Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m., the Hero Initiative is hosting a The LBCC Official Costume Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. Prizes will be awarded in different categories: best superhero, best villain, best IDW character, best BOOM! Character, most creative, best Zombie and more! It’s going to be incredible fun, and your $10 admission benefits the Hero Initiative. Admission ticket also gets you one free beer and helps out our great cause. Tickets will be sold at the Hero Initiative booth, #300 and at Rock Bottom Saturday evening.

    In addition, premiering this weekend is Heroine, a scent created specifically for The Hero Initiative by Black Phoenix Alchemy Laboratory with label art is by the fabulous Adam Hughes! Proceeds from every bottle sold go to The Hero Initiative. We will be selling Heroine, as well as the Dawn, Witchblade, Sachs and Violens, and Unknown scents at the booth as Wicked Goddess herself from BPAL will be at the Hero booth Saturday and Sunday to help you with your scent needs. Heroine will be available for $25 at the booth and will be $26 when it goes live on the Black site in late November.

    Also available is a limited edition exclusive print for Long Beach Comic Con by legendary artist Arthur Suydam. Prints will be available at our booth for $15 and you can get it signed by the artist himself all weekend in Artist Alley! (see attached)

    And you can save on a great Hero product: The Ultimate Spider-Man #100 Project! It’s half off when you bring a coupon from our website at www. Heroinitiatve.org. Print it and bring it to our booth, #300. Limit two per person while supplies last!

    At our booth, J. Scott Campbell will be sketching Saturday from 2-3 p.m. But be advised! He’ll only be doing three sketches! In order to get one of his coveted creations, raffle tickets will be sold all day Friday and Saturday until 1 p.m. at $1 each. Three winners will then be selected who will then be able to purchase a Campbell sketch for $250. There is no limit on how many tickets you can purchase, but purchasers must be present at the Hero booth Saturday at 1:30 p.m. to redeem sketch. All proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative. Booth Schedule is as follows:

    Friday Oct. 28 (Show hours 1-8pm)

    3-4pm Joe Benitez

    530-630 Whilce Portacio

    Saturday Oct. 29 (Show hours: 10am-7pm)

    10-11:30 Tim Sale

    12-2 Danny Miki

    2-3 J. Scott Campbell

    Sunday Oct. 31 (Show Hours 10-4)

    1030-1130 Howard Chaykin

    1130-1230 Trent Kanigua

    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 $400,000 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.

    Long Beach Comic Con Part Deux

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    Long Beach Comic Con had a one day show to celebrate the success of it’s inaugural show. For a one day show, and a smaller venue, I was very shocked by the amount of creators that came to the show. Mike Mignola, Phillip Tan, Tim Bradstreet, Dustin Nguyen, Stan Sakai, Joe Benitez, Todd Nauck, Ebas, and many more artists and writers came out for this surprising busy show. With strong retailer presence and the star power with many comics creators, this show was a huge success.

    Back to the Future car greets LBCC visitors.

    Star Wars Car with Yoda.

    KITT makes an appearance at LBCC.

    Just a really nice car parked next to the theme cars.

    R2D2 zooms by the show floor.

    Aspen greets visitors as they walk through the door.

    Todd Nauck's line starts to form in the morning. His line was steady throughout the whole day.

    Booths attract buyers. Great deals all around!

    Phillip Tan happily draws a commission.

    Stan Sakai calculates his sale to a customer.

    Aspen's Frank Mastromauro and JT Krul share a laugh at LBCC.

    Steve Niles organizes his trades for shoppers.

    Letterer extraordinaire Richard Starkings sign Elephantmen books.

    Mike Mignola sketches away at LBCC.

    Ebas sketches for fans at LBCC.

    Cosplayers pose for pictures.

    Superman: I can bend adamantium shields! Cap: NOOOOOO!

    Tim Bradstreet sketches a commission at LBCC.

    My Phillip Tan commission done at the end of the show. Great ending to a great show. See you back in October!

    Long Beach Comic Con Presents Comic Expo 2010 February 20th

    LONG BEACH COMIC CON PRESENTS: COMIC EXPO 2010 FEBRUARY 20, 2010 AT THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER

    A Full Day of Comics for Comic Lovers

    (Long Beach, CA, January 25, 2010) MAD Event Management and Long Beach Comic Con are proud to announce Comic Expo 2010 to be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center (LBCC) in downtown Long Beach.  The one day event will be held in the Promenade Ballroom from 10am – 7pm and entrance to the floor for the day is $10.

    An exceptional show of support from notable comic artists, writers and creators for the Long Beach Comic Expo include Mike Mignola, Bernie Wrightson, Steve Niles, Tim Bradstreet, Stan Sakai, Dustin Nguyen, Todd Nauck, Whilce Portacio, Tone Rodriguez, Joe Benitez, Peter Steigerwald, Trent Kaniuga, J.T. Krul, Brian Haberlin, Lou Ferrigno, JJ Kirby, Michael Lopez, Eddie Nuñez, Livio Ramondelli, Amanda Dawn Wolf, Rick Basaldua, Eric Basaldua, Rob Levin, Joshua Hale Fialkov, David Wohl, Beth Sotelo, Frank Mastromauro, Mark Roslan, Vince Hernandez and Steve Sievers.

    Lionsgate, Aspen, Top Cow, Com.X, High Tower, Comic Madness, Graphitti Designs, Freedonia Funnyworks and Metropolis Comics Scott Hudlow Comics and Terry’s Comics are all setting up booths on the Expo floor.  Aspiring artists can meet with writer & editor Barbara Kesel for a one-on-one portfolio review.  And an Artist Alley loaded with talent will be on hand to meet and greet fans.

    “After the tremendous amount of support we received from the community for Long Beach Comic Con we didn’t want to wait a full year before returning,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management.  “We decided to create a one-day event that is a great place for fans to come to celebrate their love of comics.”

    For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com/comic-expo-2010.php.

    Tickets will also be available at the following comic book and hobby shops: Amazing Comics, Comic Bug, Comic Madness, Geoffrey’s Comics, Golden Apple, Jay Company, Metropolis Comics, Pulp Fiction and Terry’s Comics.

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    About MAD Event Management

    MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 12 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas.  MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination.  Visit www.madeventmanagement.com for additional information.

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