CA – The Walking Dead 100 Exhibit

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Sina Grace, Todd Nauck, and Jason Reeves appear at the Gusford Gallery on Friday May 31, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM!

Press Release:

Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning comic book series, The Walking Dead, celebrated its 100th issue last July and the issue became the top-selling comic book of 2012. Last year, Skybound and The Hero Initiative gave the comic industry’s leading artists and visionaries over 100 blank covered issues of The Walking Dead #100 to create a set of remarkable artwork originals to commemorate this special issue of the groundbreaking Skybound/Image Comics series. Regular The Walking Dead series artist Charlie Adlard is among the contributors and now, for the first and last time ever, all 106 of the original sketch covers will be on display together — but for one night only. All of the artists came together to benefit The Hero Initiative, the comic book industry’s non-profit corporation helping comic creators in need. While The Walking Dead continues to break records in every form of media, it all started with the comic book and that will be celebrated at this special gallery show and auction.

To enhance the experience for attendees, The Walking Dead #100 original sketch cover artists Sina Grace (Not My Bag), Todd Nauck (Invincible Universe), and Jason Reeves (F-OO Fighters) will be in attendance to answer questions about their covers.

On Friday, May 31 at GUSFORD | los angeles from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, 7016 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, all comic fans are welcome to witness history in the making and in some cases, take a piece of it home. In addition to the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing all The Walking Dead #100 original sketch covers together for the first time ever, four covers will also be auctioned to benefit the industry’s favorite charity at the same time. Two covers will be auctioned via eBay during the course of the event, and attendees can bid via their own mobile devices. Another cover will be auctioned live, on-site for attendees. And in an unprecedented move, a fourth cover will be created live that night by artist Todd Nauck for auction during the event. All attendees at the GUSFORD event can watch Nauck, a comic master, live at work during the event as he creates the final and 106th original sketch cover.

The remainder of the covers will be auctioned off via eBay starting June 4.

Amazingly enough, there is no cost to attend this comic lover’s dream event. It’s free and open to the public but if you feel like more celebrating, there will also be a cash bar in place and zombie-styled treats courtesy of event collaborator and neighboring shop, Golden Apple Comics. We want you to save your money to bid on the covers instead of an entrance fee. The event is a gift from GUSFORD | los angeles and Skybound to benefit The Hero Initiative and the fine work they do as the first-ever federally chartered non-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic legends in need and providing a safety net for them.

For information on the event and auction, please visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626/676-6354. You can always find information for everything related to The Walking Dead at www.Skybound.com and www.TheWalkingDead.com

 

 

Scene on the Web: WonderCon 2013

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Cosplay, celebrities, and more. Photos, reports, and videos as we find them. Keep coming back or submit your own links.

Scene on the Web: WonderCon 2013

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It’s the epic showdown between #Batman and #Superman as they play #Injustice at #WonderCon! #DCWC pic.twitter.com/Qk4TAowdGLWarner Bros. Games
cosplay de Daenerys Targaryen en la wonder-Con #wondercon pic.twitter.com/73DwAwZYalCoronel Ulon
He shopped S-Mart! RT “@Alex_Chung: Groovy costume! @GroovyBruce #Wondercon #cosplay #evildead #armyofdarkness pic.twitter.com/oIUftuN4kw”Consetta Parker
Some call him Ethan Van Sciver. I call him Guy Gardner. #cosplay #GreenLantern #WonderCon pic.twitter.com/3EDwq1L3hOShawn Marshall
Ahhh! This Robin costume! #WonderCon pic.twitter.com/tgXXK1yMauAmy Ratcliffe
The Bride and Hatbox Ghost #wondercon pic.twitter.com/GgIp2PocA6Erin Glover
Guillermo del Toro just revealed the #PacificRim graphic novel prequel cover by Alex Ross @WonderCon! pic.twitter.com/2Af2hOVjhtLegendary
Too legit to quit :P "@Woodhi13: Just left @WonderCon and she is still in character #hansolo #cosplay @SexyCthulhu pic.twitter.com/4YK7C6t5PR"Rebecca
Ha, love! RT @epnebelle #Revolution RT @trspiridakos: Family photo #wondercon @TimGuinee #elizabethmitchell pic.twitter.com/0yCfvnGut9Holly Ollis
Here’s a special backstage photo of @deanjnorris and @RachelleLefevre at @WonderCon! #UnderTheDome #WonderCon pic.twitter.com/RQn8HeFevACBS TV Studios
Getting ready for interviews today @ #WonderCon for @MTVGeek Got to chat w/Matt Bomer for #SupermanUnbound yesterday pic.twitter.com/Z95f3jOW4mHer Universe
Day 2! WonderCon rockin the socks off the Anaheim Convention Center! Such a blast being here with such amazing people pic.twitter.com/R6IH3SGvk1Genese Davis
Awesome Cosplayer Crystal Lynn @geekpinata at the WonderCon! #Cosplay pic.twitter.com/7Jd4QlDv6CCasey KING
Comic pro @ToddNauck did this awesome Captain America greyscale drawing using @copicmarker #wondercon #copicart pic.twitter.com/cFNPJfaDQLEvan
“@shii_tweets: a really cute gadget :3 #cosplay #wondercon #rescuerangers pic.twitter.com/VSJxX4xhv8” @Manzinat0rNessa
My @AmandaRantsAlot #sketch …. I love it! #Wondercon #comics #DC #powergirl #dccomics pic.twitter.com/5BMwp6mt7YSteve
@MuchAdoFilm at #WonderCon! #MuchAdo #MuchAdoAboutNothing pic.twitter.com/unojfdGFvYAmy Galante
Kristin Kreuk at Wondercon panel for Beauty & the Beast pic.twitter.com/hU8wxPCrobKristin Kreuk Fan
30.03.2013: Photo-Tapis rouge :Lily était au WonderCon 2013 à Anaheim pour promouvoir The Mortal Instruments.#6 twitpic.com/cge88lLily Collins Source
#wondercon Am I there? You betcha! pic.twitter.com/X655PVAaBPSuperman
@neilhimself Here they are! Super tall Dream and adorable bitty Death from WonderCon yesterday. pic.twitter.com/0s8hiOQRvNElshabelle
My new #MarvelNOW! #Deadpool cosplay from #WonderCon. @thebrianposehn @GerryDuggan @tonymoore @ValStaples pic.twitter.com/rPYVBTCWEMD Piddy
So this happened! #WonderCon #DREDD #asari #MassEffect pic.twitter.com/nraKyszi6WAubriana Zurilgen
This is why #StarWars parents don’t need strollers… ##wondercon pic.twitter.com/Gbx4OGeJuqStar Wars
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27 Fantastic Photos of Cosplay At WonderCon 2013While many people were heading the their family’s house for Easter or Passover last weekend, plenty of nerds, including myself, skipped the holidays and instead celebrated pop culture at WonderCon, the smaller cousin of the San Diego ComicCon. While there was plenty to see and do at the convention, as usual, one of the highlights was the cosplay.
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Deadpool vs WonderCon 2013D Piddy
COSPLAY Hotties: Best Of WonderCon 2013 Part 2This past weekend, some of the best cosplayers made the Anaheim Convention Center their home, as they came together for WonderCon 2013. C…
On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Indie Marketing Tips from ComiXology, Dark Horse, IDW, Archaia, ValiantComiXology’s Chip Mosher of Marketing and PR moderated a panel with Jeremy Atkins of Dark Horse, Dirk Wood of IDW, Mel Caylo of Archaia, …
Cosplay In The Sunshine At Wondercon – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsC harlene Ellen writes; Hello again from WonderCon 2013. I noticed a big increase in crowd numbers today. But the mood was still upbeat. …
The Cosplay Masquerade Of WonderCon – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsSaturday night at WonderCon held the return of the Masquerade. It was hosted by Phil Foglio, the artist and writer with his wife Kaja on …
WonderCon 2013: Cosplay Gallery (part 1) | the Realm CastFrom Portal to the DC Fan Nation, the cosplay fandom was in full force this weekend at WonderCon in Anaheim, California. Check out part 1…
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The lovely @MsKristinKreuk is here @WonderCon! #BATB http://t.co/pGcOJmcuRKConvention Scene
The Real Wall-E At WonderCon – Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and RumorsQuite the highlight it seems… It moves and speaks and everything! So cool! #Wall-E #Wondercon – Daniella O.G. (@allaboutmanga) March 29, 2013 &
WonderCon Steps Out of San Diego Comic-Con’s ShadowWith tickets and hotel rooms sold out for San Diego Comic-Con this summer, a closer alternative – produced by the same organizers of SDCC – is taking place in Anaheim today through Sunday. WonderCon is essentially what Comic-Con was in 2006: A fanboy fest just on the cusp of exploding in popularity, but still accessible to the public.

CA – Invincible Universe Signing

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Artist Todd Nauck signs at Phat Collectibles on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Come join us for yet another awesome signing with Artist TODD NAUCK! for his new book INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE. Todd Nauck will raffle off three FREE head sketches for everyone that purchases a copy of Invincible Universe. Todd will also be doing Commission Head Sketches $40.00 for black and White $60.00 for Copic marker grayscale. If you are interested in getting a Commission Head sketch From Todd please message our Facebook or call the Anaheim store and ask for Joseph.

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

SC – Rotten Apple Debuts

Todd Nuack's artwork on the latest issue of Guarding The Globe!  Come see him at Heroes & Dragons this Wednesday, the 19th at 400 pm!!  Rotten Apple # 1 coming out this Wednesday...get it signed at Heroes & Dragons!

Todd Nauck, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene sign at Heroes & Dragons on Wednesday December 19th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Chuck Brown and Sanford Greene’s new comic debuts the same day, Rotten Apple from Dark Horse. Come by and get this comic signed. Sanford will also have sketchbooks and prints for sale.

Todd Nauck, artist on such comics as Young Justice, Wildguard, and his current book Guarding The Globe from Image. Todd will sketch for a fee and will have some prints/sketchbooks for sale.

RSVP on Facebook!

Heroes & Dragons

 

510 Bush River Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29210

 

Scene on the Web: Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2012

Scene on the Web: Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2012

Storified by Convention Scene · Wed, Nov 07 2012 06:44:42

Havok, Uncanny Avengers sketch cover. #LBCHC #LBCC sketch http://twitpic.com/bae2u9Todd Nauck
Mike McKone. #lbchc #lbcc http://instagr.am/p/RtNyGbOY_s/Pat Loika
Spidey, Avenging Spider-Man sketch cover. #LBCHC #LBCC sketch http://twitpic.com/badifrTodd Nauck
Thanks for the print and photo @Vamp at #LBCC #LBCHC http://pic.twitter.com/00NYFxHOJonathan Wai
Here is Joker on Batman blank cover illustrated with @copicmarker at @LongBeach_CC this weekend.#joker #copic #lbchc http://pic.twitter.com/J0zUFz1EPepe Melan
#InvisibleWoman on a #FF sketch cover. #LBCHC #LBCC http://pic.twitter.com/AQQutejVNorm Rapmund
Storm commission from #LBCHC http://pic.twitter.com/UM1q18A6Joel Gomez
Content from Long Beach Comic Con 2012Sets let you organize your photos on Flickr. Explore the 48 photos in this set.
Content from Long Beach Comic & Horror Con 2012Sets let you organize your photos on Flickr. Explore the 71 photos in this set.
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Long Beach Comic Con continues on today2012’s Long Beach Comic & Horror Convention kicked off yesterday at the Long Beach Convention Center with the usual plethora of celeb…
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Marvel Announces Signing and Booth Schedules for NYCC 2012

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Via Marvel.com:

NYCC 2012: Signing & Booth Schedule

Find out about the awesome events at the Marvel booth and who will be there!

Get excited, True Believers! Marvel returns to New York Comic Con, along with the hottest creators in the industry! For four days at the Marvel Booth (#1838), fans will be able to enjoy tons of events, signings, and awesome on-stage events that will make New York Comic Con 2012 truly memorable! Be sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (#1838) for your chance to get in on the exclusive Marvel fun!

The Marvel Booth (#1838) is your one-stop shop for excitement, entertainment, and prizes at the convention! Tons of great giveaways, costume contests, live games shows, and exclusive Marvel video game demos await you!

And that’s not all because, we have an all-star cast of your favorite Marvel creators who will be at the booth signing all weekend long! Swing by and visit Marvel icons including none other than Dan Slott, Jeph Loeb, Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, and many, many more!

Can’t make it to the convention? Follow along on the Marvel Events App & events.marvel.com, the best way to get exclusive videos, real-time announcements from the convention floor and up-to-the-minute panel, in-booth, and signing schedules of all your favorite Marvel creators!

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Hero Initiative Travels to NYCC 2012 with Al Plastino Plus 16 Creators Doing Exclusive CGC Signings

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Press Release:

HERO INITIATIVE Travels to New York City Comic Con with Al Plastino, The BIG Party and exclusive CGC signings

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2012) – Hero Initiative, the only federally chartered non-profit that helps comic creators in financial and medical need, is pleased to announce its attendance at New York Comic Con, October 11 thru 14 at the Javits Convention Center, located at 655 West 34th Street in New York. Hero is travelling with an amazing all-star cast of some of the industry’s top comic creators, The Big Multiversity Comics Party, and much more!

A whopping 16 creators will sign books for CGC Signature Series certification for Hero! Creators include:

• Andy Lanning

• Todd Nauck

• George Pérez

• Joe Quesada

• Rick Remender

• Paolo Rivera

• Dan Slott

• Tom Smith

• Fiona Staples

• Ryan Stegman

• Billy Tan

• Herb Trimpe

• Fred van Lente

• Mark Waid

• Bob Wiacek

• Bill Willingham

 

Books to be signed must arrive at:

Paradise Comics

3278 Yonge St.

Toronto, Ontario M4N 2L6

Canada

By no later than Tuesday, October 9.

On-site books can be dropped at the Hero Initiative booth, #1575-#1577, on Friday, October 12 ONLY between the hours of 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM only. Price is $38 per modern book, which includes return shipping. Multiple signatures must add $15, and for pre-1980 books, please contact: info@ParadiseComics.com for pricing.

On Friday October 12 at 11 AM on the Variant Stage, Dare2Draw: Quick Draw will feature both professionals artists and fans drawing together using dynamic action models with prizes and samples provided by our awesome sponsors. All drawings by the professionals will be donated to raise money to Hero Initiative in honor of the late Joe Kubert. Drawing supplies will be provided for all contestants and pro artist Simon Fraser will headline! Look for the winner to be announced on Twitter, @BigCityDnD

Multiversity Comics will host The Big NYCC Party with a bevy of Image Comics creators! Swing by the Houndstooth Pub on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center) on Friday from 8 PM to midnight. A $10 donation to the Hero Initiative will get you in. It’s a 21+ event, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle. Attendees will include Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Saga), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (Luther Strode), and Sina Grace, whose new graphic novel Not My Bag will be debuting at NYCC! Stick around, and a few unexpected additional guests might pop in!

On Saturday, Hero is the ONLY place to meet legendary artist Al Plastino. Al started working on Superman in 1948, and is also the co-creator of SuperboySupergirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. So swing by booth #1575-#1577 and don’t miss out!

  Hero Initiative’s talent schedule at booth #1575-1577 is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 11 (hours 3-9)

400-500: Fernando Dagnino and Pere Perez

 

Friday, Oct. 12 (hours 10-7)

230-330: Reilly Brown

430-630: Michael Avon Oeming

 

Saturday, Oct. 13 (hours 10-7)

1100-400: Al Plastino

1230-200: Manuel Garcia and Andres Guinaldo

230-400: Bob Wiacek

430-630: Michael Avon Oeming

 

Sunday, Oct. 14 (hours 10-5)

200-300: Greg Pak

 

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 $500,000 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.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

CA – Guarding the Globe Signing

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Artist Todd Nauck signs at both Phat Collectibles locations on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00am – 1:00pm in Anaheim and 4:00 – 6:00pm in Huntington Beach. Two FREE head sketches will be raffled off per store and Todd Nauck will do commissioned head sketches.

RSVP on Facebook!

Phat Collectibles
1201 S. Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92804

Even More Guests Flock to WonderCon 2012

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Lay, Snyder, Wheaton and Even More Guests Flock to WonderCon

WonderCon in Anaheim features increasingly stellar lineup 

Anaheim, CA – WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International’s (CCI) family of nonprofit comics conventions, announced the latest additions to a guest list that already has fans buying passes at an unprecedented pace for the three-day celebration of comics and related popular art forms. The additions include fan favorites cartoonist Carol Lay (WayLay, The Simpsons), award-winning writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Swamp Thing), and actor/author Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory). WonderCon will be held March 16-18, 2012.

            Passes and hotel accommodations for WonderCon became available on www.comic-con.org/wc/ in December. The event, traditionally held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987, relocated the Anaheim Convention Center for 2012 due to renovations at the usual venue. Organizers for the event are pleased to offer southern Californian fans a chance to attend WonderCon who otherwise may not have been able to make the trek to San Francisco. Fans from Orange County and the Los Angeles area have expressed delight in having an event akin to San Diego Comic-Con at their doorstep.

            WonderCon’s format resembles the world-renowned Comic-Con albeit on a reduced scale. The 2011 WonderCon welcomed nearly 50,000 attendees, which is less than half of the 130,000 who attended the 2011 San Diego show.

            Joining Lay, Snyder, and Wheaton among the newly announced special guests are Renae De Liz (artist/editor, Womanthology, The Last Unicorn), Rebekah Isaacs (artist, Angel & Faith, Magus), Todd Nauck (artist, Amazing Spider-Man, Young Justice), Humberto Ramos (artist, Amazing Spider-Man, Impulse, Crimson), and Ryan Sook (artist, The Spectre; cover artist, Justice League Dark, DCU Presents). For a complete list and bios of the previously announced special guests, who include award-winning comics writers and artists as well as novelists and screenwriters, visit www.comic-con.org/wc/wc_guests.php.          

            “The guest list just keeps getting more impressive,” said David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for WonderCon and parent company, Comic-Con International. “That, along with rapid badge sales, indicates WonderCon will be just as exciting, if not more so, than the 2011 blockbuster show.”

About WonderCon:

WonderCon, one of the country’s best comics and popular arts conventions, is part of Comic-Con International (CCI), a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms. The organization achieves its mission primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. In addition to WonderCon each spring, CCI organizes San Diego Comic-Con each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind) and San Francisco’s Alternative Press Expo (APE) each fall. On the web: WonderCon.orgFacebook.com/comiccon,Twitter.com/wondercon.

CA – Art of Todd Nauck Exhibit

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Todd Nauck opens an art exhibit on February 4, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Press Release:

Todd Nauck will be at the Bakersfield Museum of Art on February 4, 2012 for a special audience Q&A, signing session and limited artist workshop. At his appearance, first edition sketchbooks will be available for purchase and can be signed on site. Todd has worked for Image Comics, DC and Marvel comics.

During January 26 and February 4, pieces of his work will be on display and for sale at BMOA. Todd will NOT be sketching at his appearance, but you can get his work at BMOA as listed above and below!

Non-members

$15 for QA Session and Signing
+$15 for Drawing Workshop

Members

$10 for QA Session and Signing
+$10 for Drawing Workshop

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

(4) Fan – $200
•Invitation for 2 to the exclusive Meet & Greet reception
•1 original gray-scale character sketch
•Limited Edition Sketch Book signed by the artist
•2 tickets for the Q&A Session
•2 tickets for the Special Artist Workshop

Don’t miss your chance to meet one of comics highly
acclaimed artists! Contact Amy Millis at 661-323-7219

ABOUT TODD:
Todd Nauck is the artist of the best selling comic book of the last decade, Amazing Spider-Man #583: the Spider-Man/Barack Obama Team-Up. Todd Nauck is a well known artist of the comic book industry and works regularly for Marvel and DC Comics, with 17 years of credits including Amazing Spider-Man, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Teen Titans Go, and Young Justice, (now a cartoon on Cartoon Network) as well as countless others. Nauck’s art was recently prominently featured on the season 8 finale of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as well as on episodes of ESPN’s  Sunday NFL Countdown.

Bakersfield Museum of Art
1930 R Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301

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