Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling Returns This Sunday

Press Release:

This Sunday, April 29th, the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event! Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from around the country selling comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern, and some amazing comic guests as well — and admission is free!

We are very happy to announce the addition of Pixar and Disney artist, Marty Baumann to our line-up of guests for Spring Fling 2018!

Marty Baumann is an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer. He has contributed to some of the most popular, Oscar-winning animated films of all time. Marty has worked as an artist at Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios as an illustrator, graphic artist, and production designer on such films as Toy Story 3, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Cars 2, Planes, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and many others. He also helped develop theme park installations, toy packaging, and Pixar corporate branding. Marty has rendered illustrations and developed characters for toy manufacturers, magazines, and newspapers, and illustrated children’s books, created logos, infographics, broadcast promotions, and presentation art for Hasbro, Universal Studios, National Geographic, Scholastic Books, Nickelodeon, and many others. Recent projects include his role as concept artist for the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the visual development of Sir Paul McCartney’s feature film, High in the Clouds.

Ringo Award winner and Harvey and Eisner award nominee Frank Cho launched his career as a comic strip artist at the University of Maryland-College Park student newspaper, penning University2, which was the predecessor of his creator-owned syndicated strip and comic series, Liberty Meadows. His body of work also includes Marvel Comics’ New Avengers, Mighty Avengers, Shanna the She-Devil, New Ultimates, and X-Men: Schism, as well as Jungle Girl for Dynamite Entertainment. His recent work can be seen in BOOM! Studios’ Skybourne, and on covers from DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman.

Long-time friend of the show, Ringo, Harvey, and Eisner Award nominee, and guest since our inception in 2000 (!), artist and writer Steve Conley has contributed to numerous comic titles, both printed and on-line. His Astounding Space Thrills was self-published, published by Image Comics, and collected as a trade paperback by IDW. He has been featured in titles such as JLA-Z from DC Comics, Star Trek: Year Four from IDW, and Michael Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of the Escapist from Dark Horse Comics. His creator-owned Bloop, is available through his online store in print or soft copy editions, and you can read his webcomic, The Middle Age, on his website.

John Gallagher is the award-winning artist and writer of graphic novels Buzzboy and Roboy Red (with Rich Faber). John teamed with sons Jack and Will to create a kids book, E.P.I.C. Bros., about two kids whose superhero dad is always out saving the world, and they pass the time using his gizmos for lovable mayhem. Jack and Will follow in the footsteps of big sister Katie, who teamed with her dad to create Zoey and Ketchup. John’s Buzzboy is back from American Mythology Productions in Buzzboy Go Digital Monster Mayhem, where he has also contributed to the recently relaunched Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Inspector. When not creating comics, John is executive director of Kids Love Comics (kidslovecomics.net) and works as art director for Ranger Rick magazine.

Mark Morales has established himself as one of the industry’s go-to inkers for major titles and events for the big publishers. He has inked a vast number of titles at Marvel Comics including, among many others, A+X, Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers vs. X-Men, New Avengers, Secret Invasion, Sentry, Siege, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Men. He has also done work for DC Comics on titles like Action Comics, Batman/Superman, JLA, New Suicide Squad, Prez, and Superman: The Man of Steel. He was also awarded the Harvey Award for Best Inker in 2009 and 2011.

And, as a special Hero Initiative guest, Tom King. The Ringo and Eisner Award winner is currently the writer of Batman at DC Comics, where he has also written Mister Miracle, Grayson, The Omega Men, DC Nation, Swamp Thing Winter Special, and has a story in Action Comics #1000, not to mention his award-winning work at Marvel on The Vision. King’s first book, A Once Crowded Sky, a postmodern super hero novel, was recognized by USA Today as one of the best Graphic Novels of the year. He was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the five comic creators to watch in 2015.

Tom will be signing from 1pm-3pm at the Hero Initiative booth, accepting donations for signatures. Tom requests that no graded books be brought for autographs and appreciates his fans’ understanding.

The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 19th year of bringing the comic book industry to the mid-Atlantic area. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

Lake Como Comic Art Festival Starts This Weekend

April 19, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Italy

Press Release:

The inaugural Lake Como Comic Art Festival is this weekend at Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy! The weather is beautiful and the guests will be ready to meet their fans! RSVP on Facebook!

Guests include:

  • Neal Adams
  • Greg Capullo
  • Frank Cho
  • Olivier Coipel
  • Gabrielle Dell’Otto
  • Gary Frank
  • Davide Gianfelice
  • Dave Gibbons
  • Adi Granov
  • Juanjo Guarnido
  • Adam Hughes
  • Eliza Ivanova
  • Mathieu Lauffray
  • Jim Lee
  • Regis Loisel
  • Enrico Marini
  • Anna Merli
  • Eduardo Risso
  • Claire Wendling

Tickets are still available here and you can also buy tickets at the door (until we sell out!) starting at 0930 on Saturday morning. All 2 day ticket holders will receive the exclusive print portfolio, including 17 exclusive prints from our special guests. Here’s a sneak peak!

TX – FCBD 2018: Mike Choi Signing

Artist Mike Choi (X-Force, X-23, Witchblade) appears at Heroes and Fantasies from 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

Heroes and Fantasies
914 Pat Booker Road, Universal City, TX 78148
(210) 945-4376

NY – Rick Leonardi Signing

Artist Rick Leonardi appears at Best Comics on Saturday April 21st, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM!

Rick Leonardi has been working in comics since the 1980’s. He began his career at Marvel Comics working on titles like Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Rampaging Hulk, Cloak and Dagger, Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099 and more! He is credited, along with fellow illustrator Mike Zeck, for designing Spider-Man’s black costume which Spidey wore during the original Secret Wars series and would eventually become the villain Venom! The costume began as a design by Zeck that Leonardi embellished. Rick’s work hasn’t been limited to Marvel Comics; he has worked for DC Comics and many other publishers. Rick has had notable runs on DC Comics titles like Nightwing, Batgirl, Vigilante, Birds of Prey and the intercompany crossover Green Lantern vs. Aliens! Leonardi’s work for other publishers includes drawing the Star Wars: General Grievous and Star Wars Darth Vader and the Lost Command mini-series as well as working on characters like Witchblade, Predator, and Painkiller Jain! Rick continues to work in comics with his art appearing on covers, in back up stories and most recently drawing the Booster Gold/Flintstones one shot and the Jack Kirby 100th Anniversary Sandman Special!

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Best Comics
1300 Jericho Tpke, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 328-1900

More Guests Added to HeroesCon 2018

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 2018 show including Art Baltazar, Dave Dorman, Franco, Juan Gedeon, Cory Godbey, Jeremy Haun, Clayton Henry, David Petersen, and more! HeroesCon 2018 takes place June 15-17, 2018 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

GUEST ADDITIONS:

ART BALTAZAR Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics, Itty Bitty Hellboy, Superman Family Adventures
ANDY BELANGER | Southern Cross, Vampirella, WWE
BRENDAN CAHILL | Darkness Visible, Sable & Fortune, Transformers
MICHAEL DOONEY | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Grimm Fairy Tales, Gizmo
DAVE DORMAN Star Wars, Aliens, The Wasted Lands
SCOTT FOGG | Phileas Reid Knows We Are Not Alone, Action Lab: Dog of Wonder
FRANCO | Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics, Itty Bitty Hellboy, Patrick the Wolf Boy
JUAN GEDEON | Ghost Racers, Horizon
CORY GODBEY | Mouse Guard, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Tales & The Dark Crystal Tales
JEREMY HAUN | The Beauty, The Realm, Batwoman
CLAYTON HENRY | Black Lightning, Archer and Armstrong, Uncanny X-men, Suicide Squad
JOSH HOOD | Star Trek, We Can Never Go Home, The Flash, Superman
MATT HORAK | Spider-Man/Deadpool, Punisher, Octo Skull
GREG HORN | Elektra, Emma Frost
CHARLIE KIRCHOFF Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
STEVE MANNION Galaktikon, Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Tales from the Crypt, Spook House
DAVID PETERSEN | Mouse Guard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
JOHN ROSE | Snuffy Smith
TIM VIGIL | Faust, EO, Webwitch, Frank Frazetta’s Dark Kingdom

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

FR – Jim Lee Signing

Comics superstar Jim Lee will be appearing in Paris on Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the amazing comic shop Album Comics!

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Album Comics
67 boulevard Saint Germain, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 53 10 00 60

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2018 Signing

Tom Raney, Graham Nolan, Adelso Corona, Dawn McTeigue, Sammy Castillo, James Pruett, Richard Bonk, Chuck Dixon, Sergio Cariello, Tony Kordos, Kate Carleton, Josh Dykstra, and EighJay Mauro appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday May 5, 2018 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Yancy Street Comics
9636 US 19 (inside Embassy Crossing Shopping Center), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

Chris Claremont & More Appear at CCR Ontario 2018

Press Release:

Comics Legend Chris Claremont appears at CCR Ontario for a rare Southern California appearance!

Chris Claremont, famous for his unparalleled 17-year unbroken run writing The Uncanny X-Men for Marvel comics from 1976 to 1991 amongst other works, will be joining a guest list featuring some of the comic industry’s most talented artists and writers this May 19th and 20th at the Ontario Convention Center.

“So looking forward to spending time with fans in Southern California,” said Chris Claremont. “Haven’t been in the LA area for quite some time. See you at Comic Con Revolution!”

He will be signing autographs, taking with fans and participating in panels all weekend long.

Joining Claremont will be fellow comic creators Whilce Portacio (Uncanny X-Men, Wetworks, Image Comics co-founder), Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, Black Panther, New Warriors), and Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Mighty Thor, Star Wars).

About Comic Con Revolution:
Comic Con Revolution was founded on very simple principles. We are excited to celebrate comics and the creative arts. At the absolute core of what we do are the creators themselves. The people who create the comics, games, toys, film, movies and more that we all love. Without their tireless dedication to creating the fantastic worlds we all get lost in, events like Comic Con Revolution would not be possible. We strive to create the best possible experience for attendees, exhibitors and guests alike. Our team of event industry veterans are dedicated to working hard to create that experience for each of you.

For the most up to date information about the show, including our latest guest list additions, head over to www.ComicConRevolution.com

IL – Immortal Men #1 Signing

Jim Lee, comics superstar and DC Comics co-Publisher, makes a rare Chicago appearance at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday April 4, 2018!

Press Release:

It’s true!  The busiest man in comics is taking some time out to meet his fans at Graham Crackers Comics of Chicago!  Jim Lee will be appearing for one evening only at our Chicago LOOP location (77 E. Madison) – in fact he will be visiting on NEW COMICS DAY (Wednesday April 4th 2018) from 6pm – 9pm to help promote DC COMICS NEW AGE OF HEROES line!

Wednesday April 11th is the day the IMMORTAL MEN #1 from the new age of heroes line premieres with artwork by Jim Lee (of course)!  We will have the book on hand so you can get yours signed!  Due to the overwhelming demand and how rare it is for Jim to be able to step away from his already hectic schedule helping run DC COMICS – we are selling tickets to make sure that the people that want to meet Jim get a chance to, here’s how it works:

To get a TICKET to meet JIM LEE you pre-purchase a pass at any of the 11 Graham Crackers Comics locations, or even off our website – HERE!

  • The tickets cost $10.98 and gets you
  • Immortal Men #1 ($2.99 cover price – due out 4/11/18) – signed by Jim Lee in front of you!
  • Action Comics #1000 ($7.99 cover price – due out 4/18/18) – featuring cover by Jim Lee and interior artwork by Jim Lee with Brian Michael Bendis 1st new DC Comics work!
  • Ticket guarantees you a spot at the signing, a chance to meet Jim, get your signed Immortal Men plus any other item you want to have signed by Mr. Lee (total of 2 signed items per person)

Tickets are NOT required for meeting Jim Lee or getting an autograph, but anyone that shows up for the signing with a ticket will be placed before people without tickets.  Due to the overwhelming demand to meet Mr. Lee the ticket purchasing is the only way we can keep count on how many people are coming and being able to make sure that the person that drove for 4 hours gets their autographed items and a chance to meet Jim.  The tickets retail price simply covers the cover price of the two new Jim Lee DC comics.

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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2018 Announces 1st Guests

Cincinnati Comic Expo has announced their first guests for this year’s show, to be held on September 14-16, 2018! Tickets are on sale now.

The Kingslayer is Coming to the Queen City

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role as Jaime Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, will be making a rare U.S. convention appearance and attending all three days of the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo! Nikolaj’s many film credits in numerous genre include Gods of Egypt, The Other Woman, Oblivion, Mama, and Black Hawk Down.

Get your admission passes to meet Nikolaj, who will be on hand for autographs and photo-ops will the fans throughout the weekend.

Cobie Smulders Makes Her First Trip to Cincinnati

Fans can now tell their family and friends “How I Met Cobie Smulders” when they see her at the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo! Following her big break of nine seasons on How I Met Your Mother, Cobie is currently cast as Agent Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Between portraying Agent Hill in The Avengers, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cobie has appeared in other projects, such as The Lego Movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, and Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Meet Cobie on Saturday and Sunday to get an autograph and photo-op at the Expo this September.

Guest Thomas Grummett Kickoffs the Artist Lineup

Comic artist Tom Grummett will be attending the 2018 Cincinnati Comic Expo. Grummett’s work with both DC and Marvel is recognized in The New Titans, The Adventures of Superman, Superboy, The Power Company, Robin, and Thunderbolts. Following those projects, Grummett was an artist working with writer Chris Claremont on 2009’s and 2010’s X-Men Forever comic series.

Cincinnati Comic Expo Welcomes Guest Artist Rick Leonardi

The lineup of comic guests at the Expo continues to grow with the addition of Rick Leonardi. Rick has a long career with Dark Horse, DC, and Marvel working on numerous titles including Cloak and Dagger, The Uncanny X-Men, The New Mutants, Nightwing, Batgirl, Superman, and others. In addition, Rick is known for his work on Star Wars: General Grievous and Superman Returns Prequel, which tied in with the featured films.

Follow us on social media so you can be one of the first to hear the fresh line up of close to 20 NEW comic artists to Cincinnati Comic Expo and other guest film and TV stars that will join us in 2018.

For further information please go to the website: cincinnaticomicexpo.com

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