Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comicon 2013 with Dollar Days

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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

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!

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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  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

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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!

Hero Initiative Hits MegaCon 2012 with George Perez and More

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Florida, Top Stories

Hero Initiative MegaCon 2012

Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE HITS 2012 ORLANDO MEGACON

George Pérez, original covers and top costumers are among the highlights

Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, February 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.

When you purchase your tickets for this amazing weekend, make sure you “Become the Hero!” and make a small donation to our cause. Down at the bottom of the page where it mentions, “Please support the Hero Initiative,” you can add in $1, $5 or $10 as you buy your tickets. Please purchase your tickets at: http://megaconvention.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=57024

When you get to the convention, make sure you get your picture taken with the Hero Initiative costumers just inside the D1 lobby doors. These peeps know their stuff, and they’re some of the top costumers in the nation.

The one and only George Pérez will be at the Hero booth all weekend, located at #531. Make sure to get your sketches and signatures from George here! And while you’re waiting, you’ll have the first chance to see the NEW Fantastic Four #600 original covers, our newest “100 covers” project!

Art lovers will NOT want to miss the FINAL leg of Hero’s original JLA cover auctions! The last 34 covers go up on the block Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM in Room 240c. Be there!

And to top off your weekend, the Geeks of Comedy are there to tickle your funny bone. Check out their great comedy show Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 PM in Room 221B&E.

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule, booth #531:

Friday, Feb. 17 (con hours 12-7)
All day: George Pérez
130-230: Nelson DeCastro

300-345: “100 JLA” book signing with Cully Hamner, Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Mike Perkins, Alex Saviuk, Billy Tucci

 

Saturday, Feb. 18 (con hours 10-6)

All day: George Pérez

1030-1230: Allen Bellman

1240-130: Tim Sale

130-230: Phil Hester

 

Sunday, Feb. 19 (con hours 10-5)

All day: George Pérez

1130-1230: Darwyn Cooke

1230-130: Nelson DeCastro

130-230: Phil Hester

 

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.

MegaCon 2012 Adds Stan Lee, Greg Capullo, David Finch, Etc.

MegaCon 2012 Stan Lee, David Finch, Greg Capullo

Press Release:

ORLANDO MEGACON ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL GUESTS & EVENTS

MegaCon, the largest comic book, anime, gaming and multi media event in the Southeast, is pleased to announce the addition of guests and events to its February 17th – 19th, 2012 show. MegaCon will take place at the Orange County Convention Center at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, FL.

We are pleased to announce that Stan Lee will be returning for the 2012 show. We are also pleased to announce that Greg Capullo the popular Spawn artist will be joining MegaCon for the first time.

Other new comic book guests include: David Finch, Tim Sale, Karl Moline and Nathan Edmondson

New Media guests include: Charisma Carpenter from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Mark Meers the voice of Commander Shepard on Mass Effect 1-3

For the first time ever Megacon will host a Zombie Walk. Arthur Suydam the Zombie King will also be attending.

Friday night DJ reception at the Doubletree International open for MegaCon hotel guests at all of our participating hotels

Lightning Fast Speed Dating will return with more seats available.

Live Music on all three days by popular Celtic Band: Emerald Rose, Frenchy and the Punk, and a Friday night performance by anime favorite Vic Mignogna

MegaCon sponsors: I AM 3D, Funimation, Comics Guaranty Corporation and Students of the Unusual

The MegaCon guest list is constantly growing. Check www.MegaConvention.com frequently for more updates.

MegaCon 2012
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
February 17th – 19th, 2012
Contact Info: info@megaconvention.com or www.megaconvention.com

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