Hero Initiative Will Have Exclusives, Parties, and Special Guests at SDCC 2014

Hero Initiative SDCC 2014 Schedule

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Hero Initiative at San Diego Comic Con

With Overstreet exclusive and CGC Signings plus two great parties: Stone Brewing’s Hop-con and LA Times Hero Complex!

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 16, 2013) – The Hero Initiative, the charitable organization dedicated to helping veteran comic creators in medical or financial need, is travelling into Comic-Con International in San Diego July 23-27 at the San Diego Convention center. We have exclusives, parties and special guests throughout the weekend at booth #5003 that you will not want to miss!

Hero Initiative Overstreet 2014It’s an anniversary for the Hero Initiative and The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Gemstone Publishing and Hero have teamed up to raise money for comic creators in need. Harkening back to the character’s earliest appearances, Wolverine is featured with the Hulk and Wendigo on the cover for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 Hero Initiative Edition. Returning even further to Wolverine’s roots, the Hero-exclusive cover is illustrated by Herb Trimpe, who teamed with a pair of superstars, inker Tom Palmer and colorist Laura Martin, for the piece. Gemstone Publishing’s Creative Director Mark Huesman designed the logo and trade dress.

This exclusive, 500-copy, limited hardcover edition will go on sale at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 23, at our booth. An extremely limited number of copies will be available from Hero’s website and through a select group of participating retailers. There will be no softcover edition of this version, and it will retail for $35.

2014  w00t StoutWe hope to see you to kick things off Wednesday night—if you already have your ticket for Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival! The great event put on by Stone Brewing Co. is sold out, and features an amazing exclusive w00tstout beer with label drawn by the legendary Dave Gibbons! Make sure and get your tickets early for NEXT year!

CGC Signature SeriesFans who like to get their books signed and authenticated by CGC for Signature Series will definitely want to check out Hero’s exclusive signing with 17 top creators! Hero is the exclusive CGC Signature Series facilitator at the con for Amanda Conner, Chuck Dixon, Kevin Eastman, Dave Gibbons, Sina Grace, Brian Haberlin, Dan Jurgens, Andy Lanning, Ken Lashley, David Lloyd, Ron Marz, Danny Miki, Denny O’Neil, Jimmy Palmiotti, Louis Simonson, Walt Simonson and Chip Zdarsky!

Bring your books to the CGC booth, #901, NO later than Friday, July 25 at 5 p.m. Cost is $38 plus return shipping, and you don’t have to wait in lines!

And some great friends of Hero will be appearing at our booth, #5003, as well. Check out Ken Lashley on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., and Dan Jurgens on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and Denny O’Neil Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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.

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention Returns in 2014 with Tribute to Joe Kubert

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The best small comic convention in America announces its return with a tribute to artist and teacher Joe Kubert!

On Saturday May 10th, 2014 The Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention returns for its 7th go-round. It will have all the features that have made it a very special event on the comic book convention calendar.

The Hawthorne High School Cartooning and Hawthorne High School Art Clubs are sponsoring the event. Faculty Advisors are art teachers Allan Rosenberg, Danielle Russo and social studies teacher Matthew Ambrose. The students of the two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show and organize every aspect of the event. Their art will be displayed in a special exhibition. The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration of the Arts which include the convention, visits to art museums, a student art show and visits to the school from professional artists.

The convention is a fundraiser for the Art Department and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic book industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year with lots of folks winning wonderful treasures. The auction will be happening at 2:30PM in the cafeteria.

We will be having art lessons running throughout the day available to all attendees. Our guests will also speak about careers in art.

This year we will be paying tribute to one of the greats of comics and Illustration: Joe Kubert: A great cartoonist and a great art educator. The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art is one of the leading schools teaching graphic arts in the world. We are inviting graduates from The Joe Kubert School to appear as guests. A representative from the school will be with us. This tribute is a very special occasion for art teacher Allan Rosenberg. Allan’s favorite cartoonist when he was in high school was Joe Kubert and Joe was partially responsible for Allan becoming an art teacher through the example Mr. Kubert set.

Here is our guest list with many more comic creators to join the list:
Walt Simonson
Joe Staton
Herb Trimpe
Tom Palmer
Jack C. Harris
Bob Wiacek
Trevor Von Eeden
Steve Mannion
John Workman
Doug Baron
Mike Lilly
Guy Dorian
Ian Dorian
Ken Gale
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Pinaha
Paul Bonono
Rick Man
Glen Whitmore
Janet Hamlin
Rudy Nebres
James Sherman
Dave Bullock
Eric Battle
Joe Giella (tent.)
Dennis Colero (tent.)
Elaine Lee

And many more to come…

Many of our guests will be available at their tables for portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and most exciting comic-con around. You will have unheard of access to comic creators with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator is at The Hawthorne Convention you can be sure they love comics and they love meeting fans!
Here is all the important information you need:

Hawthorne High School Comic Book Convention
Saturday May 10th, 2014
10AM-4PM
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Ave.
Hawthorne, NJ 05706
Admission: $5.00

Google or Mapquest the directions, we are easy to get to by car or train. You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station.

Wonderful food is available within walking distance in downtown Hawthorne, just three blocks away so you can stay the whole day.

For more info contact Allan Rosenberg at: arosenberg@hawthorne.k12.nj.us

NJ – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Legendary inker Tom Palmer signs at Zapp Comics on Saturday May 3, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!! Also Jared Barel of Loaded Barrel Studios will be signing at Zapp Comics! More guests to be announced!

RSVP on Facebook!

Zapp Comics
574 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: 973-628-4500

NYC – Avengers Signing

 

Wednesday, September 28 sees the release of  Avengers #16.1 featuring the art of legendary illustrator Neal Adams (Batman Odyssey) and to celebrate, Jim Hanley’s Universe will host Neal for an EXCLUSIVE signing, Wednesday, September 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm! Joining Neal is the equally legendary inker Tom Palmer (Kick-Ass) and Neal’s son (and talented illustrator in his on right) Josh Adams (Doctor Who)!.

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St, New York, NY 10001

Atomicon XXII Comics Expo Welcomes Tom Palmer This Halloween

October 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, New Jersey

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Dear Comics Fans: Surf Pirates Productions proudly welcomes long-time Marvel mainstay TOM PALMER (famous for his work on X-Men and Tomb of Dracula) to the Atomicon XXII Comics Expo on Halloween Sunday (10/31/10) at the Manahawkin N.J. Holiday Inn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. DON’T MISS this RARE APPEARANCE by a Talented Artist! Joining Mr. Palmer will be DC Inker BOB PETRECCA, fresh off his latest stint on Batman Confidential! And MAZZ PRESS’ Creator of the Carrion Crow, STEVE PYTAK, will be returning with his latest Independent Press efforts!

Art by Gene Colan and Tom Palmer

In addition to our Guests, Dealers from 3 states will be offering THOUSANDS of COMICS (Golden Age to Present), DVDs, Toys, Action Figures, and other Comics’ Collectibles available for sale!

DOOR PRIZES for Paying Attendees: Comp MOVIE TICKETS! The (House of) Mystery BOX ‘O’ STUFF! Classic 60s MONSTER MAG Give-away (for Halloween, of course)…and BAT-BUX $howca$h (the Joker’s favorite)! Plus…some SPOOKY Surprises!

FREE STUFF!: FREE Admission for Kids 12-and-under! FREE Parking for Con Attendees! FREE Comics for the first 100 patrons! FREE Air for Super-Villains to breathe (we’ll let ‘em live THIS time!)

LOW Admission Price: just $3 for Adults and Teens (save $1 OFF with Special “Old Witch” Flyer…available at selected outlets and comic shops)!

Halloween Costume Contest: Prizes for Best Adult Costume and Best Child Costume at the show! Trophies for the Winners…too!

ATOMICON (held on a Fifth Sunday of a month, except during Winter) means Always Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! Join us for the Last Big Comics Blast at the Jersey Shore this year! It’s ONE Halloween Party you WON’T want to miss! Be THERE…or BE SQUARE!!! – The Promoters at S.P.P.

Atomicon XXII Comics Expo Halloween Spectacular (October 2010)

Dear Comics Fans: The Atomicon XXII Comics Expo Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Sunday, Oct.31, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin, N.J. (junction of Rt. 72 and Rt.9) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Halloween Costume Contest!: Come dressed as your favorite Super-Hero or Comics Character and compete for PRIZES!

* THOUSANDS of Comics (Golden Age to Present), DVDs, Toys, Action Figures, and Other Comics Collectibles available for sale!

* DOOR PRIZES for Paying Attendees: Super-Hero MOVIE Tickets! Classic 60s MONSTER MAG GiveAway! The ever-lovin’ (House of) Mystery Box ‘O’ Stuff (over $100 value inside)! BAT-BUX $howca$h (The Joker’s favorite! Winner can use this “play money” like REAL $$ anywhere in the dealers’ room)!

* FREE, FREE, FREE!: FREE Admission for Kids 12-and-Under! FREE Comics for the First 100 Patrons at the Show! FREE Parking for Con attendees!

* LOW Admission Price: Just $3 for Adults and Teens ($1 OFF with Special Flyer)!

* GUEST ARTISTS in attendance! Check our listings on SCOOP and ConventionScene.com..or e-mail us direct at beezee622@netzero.net for Guest Updates!
GUEST LIST for upcoming Halloween Atomicon:
* STEVE PYTAK (Mazz Press, Carrion Crow)
* BOB PETRECCA (DC Comics, Batman Confidential, others)
* TOM PALMER…a RARE APPEARANCE by this Marvel-mainstay Artist, famous for X-Men, Tomb of Dracula, Kick-Ass (new series) and Chaos War (his latest)…

* ATOMICON (held on a Fifth Sunday of a month) means Always Affordable Family Entertainment…and a MegaTON of Comic FUN! Join us for the Last Big Blast of the Year at the Jersey Shore! This will be one Comics HALLOWEEN Party you WON’T want to miss! As Maynard G. Krebs was wont to say: “Like, BE THERE, man…or…BE SQUARE!” – The Promoters at Surf Pirate Productions

Boom Studios Schedule for SDCC 2010

BOOM! Studios (Booth #2743) announces panels and signings with Mark Waid, Roger Langridge, Peter Krause, and many more at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

6:00 – 7:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

7:00 – 8:00pm – Sam Humphries and Kieron Gillen signing CBGB comic book
Thursday, July 22, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

11:00am – 12:00pm – BOOM! IRREDEEMABLE/INCORRUPTIBLE Panel with Mark Waid & Peter Krause ROOM 32AB

12:30 – 1:30pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

2:00 – 3:00pm – Spotlight on Tom Palmer moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 9

3:00 – 4:00pm – Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

4:30 – 5:30pm – Digital Comics Now! Panel with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip Mosher ROOM 4

5:00 – 6:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

5:30 – 6:30pm – Indie Comics Marketing 101 with BOOM! Marketing Director Chip Mosher ROOM 4

9:00pm – ?:??am – BOOM! 5 Year Anniversary Party, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Odysea Bar: 1 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101
Friday, July 23, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am – Publishing Comics Panel with Managing Editor Matt Gagnon ROOM 8

11:00am – 12:00pm – BOOM! Studios / BOOM Kids! Panel with Mark Waid ROOM 8

12:00 – 1:00pm – DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? signing with Tony Parker

2:00 – 3:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

4:00 – 5:00pm – Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

4:30 – 5:30pm – Year of the writer: Indy Writer’s Unite moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 3

6:00 – 7:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE
Saturday, July 24, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am – Year of the writer: Marvel Writer’s Unite moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 6DE

11:00am – 12:00pm – Claudio Sanchez, Peter David, Chris Burnham, Chondra Echert, Mr. Sheldon signing THE AMORY WARS and KILL AUDIO

12:30 – 1:30pm – Stan Lee @ BOOM! Panel with Stan Lee, Mark Waid, Ross Richie & mystery guests ROOM 9

2:00 – 2:45pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE

3:00 – 4:00pm – DARKWING DUCK signing with Ian Brill, James Silvani, and Tad Stones

3:30 – 4:30pm – Editing Comics the BOOM! Studios Way moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 24ABC

5:00 – 6:00pm – Mark Waid and Peter Krause signing IRREDEEMABLE & INCORRUPTIBLE
Sunday, July 25, 2010

All Day Sketching – Roger Langridge, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson

All Day Signing – Michael Alan Nelson, Keith R.A. DeCandido

10:00 – 11:00am – BOOM Kids! Muppet Show focus with Roger Langridge moderated by Mark Waid ROOM 24ABC

2:00pm – Mark Waid IRREDEEMABLE signing @ Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa

1:00 – 2:00pm – BOOM Kids! Get-A-Sketch Panel with Tad Stones, James Silvani, Jessee Blaze Snider & More! ROOM 24ABC

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

“Adams Family” Tops List of 18 New Special Guests for Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International:

We’re announcing another 18 AMAZING Special Guests scheduled to appear at Comic-Con 2010, and we hope you’re just as excited as we are about them: Peter Bagge, Howard Cruse, Vanessa Davis, Dave Dorman, Charlaine Harris, Tanya Huff, Milo Manara, Dennis O’Neill, Tom Palmer, Sean Phillips, Jerry Robinson, Steve Rude, Drew Struzan, and Jillian Tamaki! AND, we have a special GROUP of guests — “The Adams Family!” Legendary comics creator Neal Adams is a special guest at Comic-Con 2010 and he’s bringing his talented trio of sons — Jason, Joel, and Josh — with him! The entire “Adams Family” will be a part of this year’s big event.