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  • Boston Artists Sign at Comicazi on Saturday April 20th

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    Tim Sale, Agnes Garbowska, Tim Seeley, David Mack, Don Rosa, and any other artists we can rope in are doing a signing at Comicazi in Davis Square Saturday April 20th from 11am till 4pm!! With the catastrophic cancellation of Boston Comic Con several artists wanted to reach out to area fans and give them a piece of what was taken away! We’ll have the My Little Pony Boston Comic Con variant cover on sale as well as Tim Sale’s epic Captain America con exclusive t-shirt!! Please come check it out!!

    **JUST ADDED** Ming Doyle and Erica Henderson!!

    Comicazi 
    407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

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    Boston Comic Con Unveils 2013 T-Shirt

    March 24, 2013 by  
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    Boston Comic Con is happy to reveal this year’s exclusive t-shirt featuring Captain America and Bucky! Designed by 2013 guest Tim Sale with colors by Rico Renzi, this item is sure to sell out quickly! They will only be available at the BCC table for $20 each. Get them while they last!

    Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Mark Bagley, Nick Bradshaw, Lauren Cohan, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Jason David Frank, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Steve Niles, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more! Tell your friends!!

    RSVP on Facebook!

    Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

    About Boston Comic Con:

    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. Next year’s convention will be held Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

    Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comicon 2013 with Dollar Days

    February 27, 2013 by  
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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comic Con

    Dollar Days all weekend!

    All to raise money for Hero Initiative!

    Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2013) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 1st through 3rd in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center.

    All through the weekend, participating artists throughout the floor will be donating a dollar for their signature. As win-win all the way around!  You can donate just a dollar and help Hero Initiative continue it’s important work for the industry.

    Check out the list of participating artists:

    • Eric Canete
    • Mike Choi
    • Francesco Francavilla
    • Chris Gage
    • Paul Jenkins
    • Dave Johnson
    • Denny O’Neil
    • Dan Panosian
    • Brian Pulido
    • Darick Robertson
    • Tim Sale
    • Matteo Scalera
    • Fiona Staples
    • Richard Starkings
    • Mark Waid
    • Bill Willingham

    Make sure you seek them out and stop on by the booth, #2308 and see what else we have.

     

    About The Hero Initiative

    The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

    Essential Sequential at Emerald City Comicon 2013

    February 18, 2013 by  
    Filed under Animation, Comic Books, Convention News, Other, Top Stories, Washington

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    The Essential Sequential crew of artists including Fiona Staples, Matteo Scalera, Dan Panosian, Dave Johnson, Eric Canete, Tim Sale, and Mike Choi appear at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA on March 1-3, 2013! They will be found at tables U1- U7 and have a few new pieces art, books, and prints for sale as well as taking on a few commissions.

    Plus Fiona Staples’s new art book debuts that weekend. Orders will be accepted online on the site shortly after the show. They will also have signed TPBs and Saga prints.

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    Frank Cho Plans for Big Wow 2012

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    Artist Frank Cho posted about his plans for Big Wow Comic Fest on his blog:

    The great Big Wow Comic Fest in San Jose is just around the corner. Again this year, I’ll be holding one of my very rare art classes where I’ll teach drawing the female figure- veeeery sexy female figures. (This is a felony in some southern states, I believe.) Again this year, the lovely and culo-rrific Ivy Doomkitty will model for me at the live figure drawing class. She’ll be dressed as Dejah Thoris and belly dance for us. (She’s a professional belly-dancer. I kid you not.)

    The wonderful thing about Big Wow Comic Fest is that it focuses on the art of drawing and painting comic books. There will be various free art workshops at the convention for the fans, including a costume making workshop for cos-players and acrylic/oil painting classes for fine art lovers. The fans can just watch or draw along with the artists, or just get your comic books autographed – because Big Wow Comic Fest is still a comic book convention.

    Don’t forget, This year’s stellar guest list includes the great Jim Lee, Juanjo “Blacksad” Guarnido, Bernie Wrightson, Travis Charest, Kevin Nowlan, Joe Jusko, Bill Morrison, Tim Sale, Brandon Peterson, James O’Barr, Michael Golden, Mike Choi, Tim Vigil, and many many more.

    www.bigwowcomicfest.com

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Table Listings

    Below is a listing of all the table assignments for both guests and artist alley at Boston Comic Con 2012! List is alphabetical by last name. Please note that the list is subject to change without notice:

     

    AGOSTI, ANDREA AA705

    AMARU, GEORGE AA507

    AMBRUSON, SCOTT AAW37

    ANDREWS, ROGER AA308 END CAP

    ARCHER, KENT AA412

    AUCOIN, MATT AA313 W/ FOLTZ, HOLLY

    BAGGE, PETER DD1201 END

    BARNES, E J AA213 DROWNED TOWN PRESS

    BARRETT, NOAH AAH14

    BARROWS, BRANDON AA304

    BASTARD, KEN AAW35

    BASTIEN, JEREMY AAW04

    BELIARD, GEORGE AAH13 MARVEL COMICS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

    BENITEZ, JOE AAW11

    BERRY, MATTHEW AA511 MATTMAN: DINOSUAR HUNTER

    BESSETTE, MATTHEW AAH03 1725 STUDIOS

    BISLEY, SIMON* DD1127

    BLUMENTHAL, ZIGGY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    BRENNAN, MEGAN AA706 BEST PEST STUDIO

    BROOKS, MARK AAW12

    BRUNO, FRANCES AA713 GRAVEYARD SHIFT PRESS

    BUCHNER, CHRIS AA608 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP

    BUCHNER, CHRIS AA609 GUILD WORK PUBLICATIONS END CAP

    BURNS, JEFF AAH10

    BUSCEMA, STEPHANIE AA102 FRONT CAP

    CAIN, ANNE AAH15

    CALDWELL, TALENT AAW25

    CALIFIORE, JIM AAW24

    CANETE, ERIC AAW08 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    CAPITUMINI, DAN AA611

    CARDINAL, JOHN AA510 W/ CROCKETT, MICHAEL, HOULE, ANDREW END CAP

    CASEY, JASON AA107

    CHA. KEU AAW16 MORE GREAT ART

    CHEN, JO AA101 FRONT CAP

    CHEUNG, JIM* AAW14

    CHIANG, CLIFF DD1202 END

    CHURCH, KEVIN AA103 AGREEABLE COMICS

    CLOONAN, BECKY VENDOR

    COHN,SCOTT AA503

    COKER, JR, PAUL DD1125 MAD MAGAZINE

    CONNOLLY, BRIAN AA715 KELLEY, PATT

    COOK, ASHLEY AA108 W/ CORMACK, ALEX

    COOKE, KATIE AAW03

    CORMACK, ALEX AA108 W/ COOK, ASHLEY

    COSTELLO, SAM AA109

    COWAN, DOUG AA512 W/ MCCORMACK, CLAY

    CRAIN, CLAYTON DD1203 END

    CROCKETT, MICHAEL AA509 W. HOULE, ANDREW, CARDINAL, JOHN END CAP

    DAHL, JOSHUA AA614 MONOLITH

    DARROW, GEOFF AAW28

    DAXBERGER, JOE AA806 W/ SEDANI, T THE DRAW BOX

    DE LIZ, RENAE DD1132 END VENDOR

    DELLAGATTA, JOE AA603

    DELQUADRO, ANDREW AA807 215 INK

    DEZAGO, TODD AA801 W/ RICH WOODALL FRONT CAP

    DINNALL, OLIVIA AA506 W. LANE,LINDA

    DOHERTY, MIKE AAH11 DRISCOLL, ANDY

    DOONEY, MICHAEL DD1121

    DORT, TJ AA516 W/ HALEY, JOE UNDERBURBS

    DOS SANTOS, MARC AA903

    DOYLE, MING AA104

    DRISCOLL, ANDY AAH11 DOHERTY, MIKE

    EASTMAN, KEVIN * DD1126

    EATON, KEVIN AA814 W/ EDGE, ANDREW, COOL MONKEY PRESS

    EDGE, ANDREW AA814 W/ EATON, KEVIN COOL MONKEY PRESS

    EINHAUS, KURT AA610

    ELLIOT, DAVE AAH04

    EPTING, STEVE * AA201 FRONT CAP

    FAERBER, LOGAN AA203 MACLEAN, ANDREW

    FALK, ELIZABETH Vendor

    FALKENBERG, JOSHUA AA406 SEVERED HEAD COMICS

    FELICIANO, CEASAR AA314 W/ MULVEY, JOE

    FELDSTEIN, AL DD1122 MAD MAGAZINE

    FELDSTEIN, AL DD1123 MAD MAGAZINE

    FINN, TIM AA404

    FISHER GW AA908

    FLETCHER, MATTHEW DD1402 END VENDOR

    FOLTZ, HOLLY AA313 W/AUCOIN, MATT

    FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA709 END CAP

    FRAMINGHAM STATE UNIVERSITY ILLUSTRATION AA710 END CAP

    GARBOWSKA, AGNES AA301 FRONT CAP

    GIUFFRIDA, ALICIA AA212

    GLEASON, KEITH AA204 RECKLESS SIDEKICK PRODUCTIONS

    GOLDEN, MICHAEL DD1103 END

    GORDON, MICHAEL AA505 NEW LEGEND PRODUCTIONS

    GOVAR, DANIEL AAW13

    HALEY, JOE AA516 W/ DORT, TJ, UNDERBURBS

    HALL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS

    HAMILTON, SCOTT AAH01 HAMILTOONS

    HANSCHE, NICOLE AA605

    HARRIS, CORY AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    HEBERT, ALAN AA714 HB COMICS

    HENDERSON, ERICA AA105

    HiLL, THOMAS AAH16 BLACKLIST STUDIOS

    HORN, GREG AAW21

    HORN, GREG AAW22

    HOULE, ANDREW AA509 W/ CARDINAL, JOHN, CROCKETT, MICHAEL END CAP

    HRANEK, MICHAEL AA809 AELHRA, aelhra END CAP

    HUGHES, JOHN AA907

    IGLE, JAMAL DD1303 END

    JAFFE , AL DD1124 MAD MAGAZINE

    JAMES, TYLER AA115

    JEANNOTTE, ROB AA812 FIVE AND DIME PRODUCTIONS

    JIMENEZ, SANDY AAH08

    KASPER, SEAN AA408

    KELLEY, PATT AA715 W/ CONNOLLY, BRIAN

    KELLY,KEN AAW19

    KELLY,KEN AAW20

    KENNEDY, JAY AA712 W/ NICOLS, IAN FAT CAT FUNNIES

    KHANNA, DAN AA513

    KONG, BRIAN AA909 END CAP

    KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA206 THE FICTORY

    KREZEMIENSKI , JOSEPH AA207 THE FICTORY

    KROSOCKZA, JARRETT VENDOR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD COMICS

    LAMB, BRADEN AA309 W/ PAROLINE, SHELLI END CAP

    LANE, LINDA AA506 W. DINNALL , OLIVIA

    LAYTON, BOB AA902 FRONT CAP

    LEBLANC, DAVID J AA604 ACTION ABSTRACTION STUDIOS

    LEE, NORMAN AA901 FRONT CAP

    LEMAY, CATHERINE AA305

    LILLY, MIKE AA908 END CAP

    LIRAKIS, LIZ AA803 TRACIMOC

    LIRAKIS, LIZ AA804 TRACIMOC

    LOLAR, JOEL AA813 STOCK PILE COMICS

    LOVETT, NATE AA711

    LOVUOLO, ANDREW AA810 END CAP

    MACLEAN, ANDREW AA203 FAERBER, LOGAN

    MAGUIRE, KEVIN AA910

    MALEEV, ALEX AA202 FRONT CAP

    MANAPUL, FRANCIS * AA302 FRONT CAP

    MANN, CLAY AAW18 MORE GREAT ART

    MARI, DANI AA315 W/ VITALI, JESSICA

    MARTINO, JOE AA514

    MASSA, BRIAN AA607

    MAYDAK, MIKE AA415 MAYDAK

    MAYER, JULI AAH02 W/ WOODS, TED

    MAZUR, DAN AA409 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP

    MAZUR, DAN AA410 BOSTON COMICS ROUND TABLE, NINTH ART PRESS END CAP

    MCBASTID,SETH AA310

    MCCOMSEY, JEFF AA205 FUBAR

    MCCORMACK, CLAY AA512 W/ COWAN, DOUG

    MCCULLOUGH, RHIANNON AA306 MCCULLOUGH EFFECT

    MCGINNITY, SHAYNA AA606

    MCGUNIESS, ED AA502 FRONT CAP

    MCKENNA, MARK AAW23

    METCALF, JASON AA615

    MIKE WIERINGO SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AA816 By request

    MILLER, ADAM AA915 ZOMBIE BOMB! PRESENTS

    MOCKOVIAK, NICK AA413

    MOLEA, ROB AAH17 GEEKY PINUPS

    MOORE, LINDSAY AA303

    MORALES, MARK AAW17 MORE GREAT ART

    MORNI, ANTHONY AA112 THE SEVEN TRIAL SOF KIERA SNOW

    MULVEY, JOE AA314 W/ FELICIANO, CEASAR

    MURPHY, SEAN GORDON AAW09 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    MUSTO, JACKIE AA209 KAY AND P COMICS END CAP

    NERONSKI,ELIZABETH AA311

    NEWIRTH, ZACK AAW36 W/WIGGINS, WILL

    NICHOLS, IAN AA712 W/ KENNEDY, JAY FAT CAT FUNNIES

    NORDEN, AMANDA AA515

    NOTO, PHIL AA912

    O’CONNOR, GEORGE AA114 HOMELESS COMICS

    OLIVARES, JOSE LUIS AA313 W/ AUCOIN, MATT & FOLTZ, HOLLY

    ORTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815

    OSTRANDER, GLEN AA404

    PAROLINE, SHELLI AA309 W/ LAMB, BRADEN END CAP

    PEARSON, JASON AAW15 MORE GREAT ART

    PECCI, MIKE AAH06 MIKE PECCI’S GRINDHOUSE

    PELLIGRINO, RICHARD AAH18

    PETERSON, DAVID AAW01

    PINARD, MICHELLE AA208 MKT PRODUCTIONS

    PRADO, JOE AA601 FRONT CAP

    PRATT, TINA AA708

    PURCELL, JACK AAW27

    QUILL, ROBERT AA215 ARTIST FOR HIRE

    QUINN, TRACEY LEE AA703

    QUINONES, JOE AA402 FRONT CAP

    RAMOS JR, WILSON AAH07 RIVERA, ERIC

    RANDOLPH, KHARY DD1403 END VENDOR

    RANEY, TOM DD1301 END

    RATCLIFFE, ERIC AA411

    REINCKE, JONATHON VENDOR JAWART ILLUSTRATION

    REIS, IVAN AA602 FRONT CAP

    RICHARD, SARA AA702 FRONT CAP

    RICHMOND, LANDON AAH19 KNOW NO TRUTH

    RIOT, ASHLEY AA904

    RIVERA, ERIC AAH07 RAMOS JR, WILSON

    RIVERA, PAOLO AA914

    ROMAN, STEVEN AA106

    ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA110 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP

    ROSARIO, JAY DEE AA111 UNSTOPPABLE COMICS END CAP

    ROUSEAU, CRAIG AA802 FRONT CAP

    ROUX, STEPHANE AA401 FRONT CAP

    RYAN, MATT AA312 FREE LUNCH COMICS

    SAGER, CHRISTIAN AA307

    SALE, TIM * AAW07 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    SANDS, JOHN AA216

    SCALERA, MATTEO AAW10 ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL

    SCOTT, STEVE AA913

    SEDANI, T AA806 W/DAXBERGER, JOE THE DRAW BOX

    SIEGEL, ELIZABETH AA211 TOFUSQUIRREL

    SIENKIEWICZ, BILL DD1128

    SILVA, RICK AA405

    SIMETI, PETER AA704

    SINNOT, JOE DD1129

    SIROIS, DOUGLAS AA414 DOUGLAS A. SIROIS ILLUSTRATION

    SMOLEY, BRAD AA214 W/ FAKEMCOY COMICS, HARRIS, CORY, SMOLEY, BRAD

    SNIEGOSKI, THOMAS E. AA911

    SNYDER, BRITT AA508

    SOARES, EVERETT AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, SUSAN

    SOARES, SUSAN AA906 JOLLY ROGUE STUDIO, SOARES, EVERETT

    STEVENS, KARL AA905

    STEVENSON, KRISTILYN AA210 ZOMBIE ROMANCE END CAP

    STRUCKOFF, IAN AAH05 BLACK LABEL COMICS

    STRUTZ, JASON AA612 FIRETOWER STUDIOS

    SUN,YIN WEN AA808 MR RAIN

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW32

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW33

    SUYDAM,ARTHUR AAW34

    TAKARA, MARCIO DD1302 END

    TAM, TINA AA113

    TEMPLESMITH, BEN AAW05

    TEXEIRA, MARK DD1102 END

    THOMPSON, JILL * DD1130 END VENDOR

    TODD, JONATHON AA504 PBJ COMICS

    TORO, VICTOR AA613

    TRIMPE, HERB AAW29

    TUCCI, BILLY AAW06

    UMINGA, CHRISTOPHER DD1401 END VENDOR

    URTIZ, RICARDO LOPEZ AA815

    VEGA, ESTABAN AAH09

    VINES, DEXTER AA501 FRONT CAP

    VITALI, JESSICA AA315 W/ MARI, DANI

    WALKO, BILL AA407

    WAUCHOPE, SCOTT AA811 RANDOLPH HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

    WICKS, MARIS AA403 PRINCE, LIZ

    WIGGINS, WILL AAW36 W/NEWIRTH, ZACK

    WILSON, CHARLESPAUL AAW02

    WITTERSTAETTER, RENEE DD1101 END

    WOMANTHOLOGY DD1131 END VENDOR

    WOOD, AARON AA707

    WOOD, JENNIE AA805 W/ YUSLATIS, JOHN

    WOODALL, RICH AA802 FRONT CAP

    WOODS, TED AAH02 W/ MAYERS, JULI

    WRIGHTSON, BERNIE AAW30

    YOUNG, SKOTTIE * AAW26

    YUSKATIS, JOHN AA805 W/ WOOD, JENNIE

    ZULLO, CHRISSIE AA701 FRONT CAP

    About Boston Comic Con: 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. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

     

    Boston Comic Con 2012 This Weekend!

    Press Release:

    The 2012 BOSTON COMIC CON is THIS WEEKEND!

    Kevin Eastman, Simon Bisley, Joe Sinnott, Bernie Wrightson, Ivan Reis, Steve Epting, Jill Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Renae De Liz, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Becky Cloonan, David Petersen, Alex Maleev, Jeremy Bastian, Katie Cook, Tom Raney, Chrissie Zullo, Joe Benitez, Mark Brooks, Jamal Igle, Jim Cheung, Tim Sale, Skottie Young, Stephanie Buscema, Ben Templesmith, Cliff Chiang, Bill Sienkiewicz, Geof Darrow, Joe Quinones, and many more!

    Also, for the first time in a long time and most likely the last time, appearing in one room together are the LEGENDS OF MAD MAGAZINE – Al Feldstein, Al Jaffee, and Paul Coker.

    Marvel Comics will be in the house conducting artist portfolio revues searching for that next young gun artist!

    We’ve got GAMING, ARTIST PANELS, COSTUME CONTEST, FILM FESTIVAL, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, and our first ever ART AUCTION!

    Finally, who could forget the official, exclusive, Marvel Comics approved Avengers Boston Comic Con T-Shirt!!!

    Tickets are currently available online through the convention website or at the door. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids 10 and under get in free with paid adult admission!

    About Boston Comic Con:
    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. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day 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!

    Hero Initiative Breezing into C2E2 2012 with Bill Willingham

    April 10, 2012 by  
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    Press Release:

    Hero Initiative hits Chicago for C2E2

    With special guest Bill Willingham!

    Los Angeles CA, April 9, 2012 Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need, will be breezing into the windy city of Chicago with the legendary Bill Willingham to attend Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo April 13-15th. Also known as C2E2, the convention will be held at the North Building at McCormick Place located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois.

    Willingham, perhaps best known for his work on Fables and Fairest for DC Comics, will be signing and sketching all weekend at booth #704. Proceeds will go directly to Hero Initiative, a win for all! And while you’re waiting for your sketch, check out Hero’s special $2 sale, with prices on select items at savings up to 87% off! Don’t miss out!

    Also make sure and swing by on artist Peter Krause (Irredeemable) in artist alley booth D-21. On Saturday only, Peter will be donating all of his proceeds from sketches to Hero Initiative! On your way there, grab your Mark Waid comics for signatures, too. Mark will be hanging with Peter at booth D-21 on Saturday!

    Hero Initiative’s booth schedule for booth #704 is as follows:

    Friday, April 13 (con hours 10-7)

    1100-100: Bill Willingham

    100-200: Gordon Purcell

    200-300: Tim Sale

    300-500: Bill Willingham

    Saturday, April 14 (con hours 10-7)

    1030-1230: Bill Willingham

    1230-130: Bill Reinhold

    230-430: Bill Willingham

    Sunday, April 15 (con hours 10-5)

    1030-1230: Bill Willingham

    1230-200: Gene Ha

    230-430: Bill Willingham

    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. Hero is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity.

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Panel Schedule


    Press Release:

    The Boston Comic Con announces its panel schedule for the 2012 convention! Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the brightest stars in comic book history between the rare reunion of MAD artists to the youngest new talents from the pages of Womanthology. This year’s line up of talent is certainly one that is not to be missed! In addition Boston Comic Con hosts several Geek Week Events including stand up comedians, a film festival, a costume contest, and much, much more! See below for the schedule and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates!

    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!

    Saturday April 21, 2012
    Panel Room 102

    Drawing for Kids: 11am-12pm
    Katie Cook (Gronk) leads a “Drawing For Kids” workshop. Kids and their parents are invited to learn to fine art of cartooning!

    All Ages Comics Panel: 12pm-1pm
    Skottie Young (Marvel’s Oz books), David Petersen (Mouse Guard), and Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts) talk about how to appeal to both the incoming crowd of young readers and longtime, stalwart fans of comic books.

    Womanthology: 1pm-2pm
    Founder Renae de Liz and contributors Cat Staggs, Ming Doyle, Ellen Crenshaw, Stacie Ponder, Megan Brennan, and Ceili Conway discuss their work on one of Kickstarter’s most successful projects and the state of female creators in the industry.

    Spotlight on Jill Thompson: 2pm-3pm
    The creator of Scary Godmother and Beasts of Burden speaks about her art and career. Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with one of the best in the biz!

    Legends: 3pm-4pm
    Legendary talents Joe Sinnott (inker Fantastic Four), Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein), Herb Trimpe (co-creator of Wolverine), Bob Layton (Iron Man), and Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin) talk about their long careers and how they’ve changed the industry.

    Michael Golden, Storytelling: 4pm-5pm
    Artist Michael Golden discusses his method of telling a story visually as one of the most influential artists in the business with credits on titles like Dr. Strange, Star Wars, X-Men and more.

    Creator Owned Comics: 5pm-6pm
    Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika), Becky Cloonan (Wolves), Ben Templesmith (Wormwood: Gentlemen Corpse), and Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy) speak about indie comics and their growing influence in the comic market.

    Geek Week Events
    Panel Room 108
    11am-12pm: Convention Survival
    12pm-1:30pm: Nerds of Prey
    1:30pm-2:00pm: P. Sawyer & Hurley’s “The Complete Works of Batman Abridged”
    2pm-2:30pm: Magic the Gathering: The Show
    2:30pm-3pm: Quest
    3pm-4pm: Star Wars “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”
    4pm-5pm: Comics on Comics
    5pm-6pm: Superhero Wedding
    6pm-6:30pm: Anime Trivia

    Sunday April 22, 2012
    Panel Room 102

    Legends of Mad Magazine: 11am-12pm
    The “Usual Gang of Idiots” reunite to reminisce about the creation of MAD, the most influential humor magazine of the 20th century. Join Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr, and Al Jaffee for a rare event with the artists of Mad Magazine.

    Eastman & Bisley: 12pm-1pm
    Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Simon Bisley (Hellblazer) speak about their comic projects both independently and collaboratively in the pages of Heavy Metal.

    DC Comics Panel: 1pm-2pm
    The New 52 revitalized the DC Universe for a new generation of readers. Meet the creators who have revolutionized the comic industry includng Francis Manapul (The Flash), Cliff Chiang (Wonder Woman), Jamal Igle (The Ray), Ivan Reis & Joe Prado (Aquaman).

    Marvel Comics Panel: 2pm-3pm
    Face front, True Believers! Artists Tim Sale (Captain America: White), Steve Epting (Captain America), Alex Maleev (Daredevil), and Mark Brooks (X-Men) speak about their projects at the House of Ideas. Make Mine, Marvel!

    Costume Contest: 3pm-4pm

    Geek Week Events
    Panel Room 108
    11am-12pm: The Pop Culture Professor: Dr. Rebecca Housel
    12pm-12:30pm: Run Button Podcast
    12:30pm-1:00pm: The Arsenal
    1pm-1:30pm: Magic the Gathering: The Show
    1:30pm-2pm: Achievement Unlocked
    2pm-3pm: Bump
    3pm-4pm: Geek Week Comedy Collider
    4pm-4:30pm: Quest

    About Boston Comic Con:
    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. This year’s convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd opening at 10:00 am each day at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website atwww.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Announces More Guests

    Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce several new additions to the guest list for the 2012 convention! Joining an already stellar line up are Joe Sinnott, Kevin Eastman, Eric Canete, Keu Cha, Todd Dezago, Ian Glaubinger, Daniel Govar, Mark Morales, Sara Richard, Stephane Roux, Matteo Scalera, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Charles P. Wilson III, and Dexter Vines. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest in our five year history!

    Silver Age legend Joe Sinnott’s inks have embellished the pages of innumerable titles including Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and The Avengers. His favorite character to draw is The Thing of the Fantastic Four, the comic for which he is best known. Don’t miss this opportunity to shake hands with an industry giant!

    Kevin Eastman is best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a comic book phenomenon which was founded in Northampton, MA! For the past twenty years Eastman has owned, edited, and published the magazine Heavy Metal. Boston Comic Con is thrilled to bring this comic book icon back to the Bay State!

    Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. As an animator he has worked on shows including Aeon Flux, Exo Squad, and X-Men. He has drawn many titles for Marvel and DC Comics such as Amazing Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Man. Currently he is working on a creator-owned project for Image Comics.

    Keu Cha is an artist who has worked extensively with Top Cow Productions on titles including The Darkness, Fathom, Rising Stars, and Witchblade.

    Todd Dezago is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his collaborations with penciller Mike Wieringo on Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos. Dezago is also know for co-creating Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. His other Young Justice work includes the miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups.

    Ian Glaubinger is an illustrator inspired by all things in pop culture: the cartoons of the 1950’s, Walt Disney, movies, comics, typography, vintage advertising, all things retro, his wife Kim, and his cat to name a few. He is a featured artist at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, a very popular pop-culture based art gallery.

    Daniel Govar is the co-founder of ThereAndBackAgain.net, a Tolkien and Lord of the Rings website dedicated to illustrating all facets of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. In 2010, Daniel’s sci-fi epic comic Azure was published by DC Comics, now available via DC and ComiXology’s digital apps.

    Mark Morales is an inker best known for his works at Marvel Comics such as Secret Invasion, Siege, and Thor. Most recently he embellished the pages of Young Avengers over the pencils of fellow Boston Comic Con guest Jim Cheung.

    Sara Richard’s work has appeared in Atomic Robo, Pre-Historic Times Magazine, several Marvel trading card sets, Zombie Bomb, and in her new children’s book Kitty and Dino. She has also worked as a toy designer for Hasbro.

    Stephane Roux comes all the way from France as an illustrator of great renown. His sexy pinup-style art has graced the covers of Birds of Prey, Savage She-Hulk, and Countdown to Crisis. He has also illustrated Zatanna for DC Comics and is currently working on Star Wars: Agent of the Empire for Dark Horse.

    Matteo Scalera is an Italian artist who was one of twelve discovered in Marvel’s worldwide talent search in 2005. He is best known for his work with the character Deadpool and has drawn the titles Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool Corps, and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Additionally he has worked on Hyperkinetic, Dynamo 5, and PopGun for Image Comics.

    Thomas E. Sniegoski is the writer of the New York Times best-selling The Fallen: Vol. 1 & 2, as well as Remy Chandler. He is also the only writer ever invited to work on Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, working with Smith on Bone: Tall Tales. Sniegoski has just finished writing Bone: Quest for the Spark, and a new additions to The Fallen series, The Fallen: End of Days and The Fallen: Forsaken.

    Charles Paul Wilson III is the acclaimed illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. His work has also graced the covers and pages of the comic industry’s top publishers such as IDW, DC, and Marvel Comics.

    Dexter Vines is a comic book artist and inker best known for being one half of the “eDex” team, along with fellow Boston Comic Con guest Ed McGuiness. Dex has worked on titles for Marvel and DC including Civil War, Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

    Previously announced guests include Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr., Al Jaffee, Brian Azzarello, Jeremy Bastian, Joe Benitez, Simon Bisley, Mark Brooks, Stephanie Buscema, Jim Cheung, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Geof Darrow, Renae De Liz, Steve Epting, Jamal Igle, Phil Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Petersen, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Paolo Rivera, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Ben Templesmith, Joe Quinones, Bernie Wrightson, Skottie Young, Chrissie Zullo, and more!

    Boston Comic Con is also happy to announce that we have SOLD OUT all artist alley tables. Anyone who submits a registration form from this point on will be added to a waiting list.

    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 21st and Sunday April 22nd 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!

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