Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 Welcome Iconic Creators of Creative Icons

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Come to the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this September 28-30 for the 2018 Baltimore Comic-Con! Purchase your tickets now and avoid lines at the ticket counter. The Baltimore Comic-Con will feature some of the industry’s most impactful talent, including Batman’s Harvey Bullock creator Howard Chaykin, Blue Devil creator Paris Cullins, Preacher creator Garth Ennis, Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella, New Mutants creator Bob McLeod, Power Pack creator Louise Simonson, Beta Ray Bill creator Walter Simonson, Thanos creator Jim Starlin, Big Hero 6 creator Gus Vazquez, and John Constantine creator Rick Veitch, just to name a few.

Howard Victor Chaykin is a longtime veteran of the comic book business. As a cartoonist — both writing and drawing — he has been a major influence on the direction of comics, referred to frequently as one of the principle architects of the modern comic book. His signature creation, American Flagg!, introduced a new level of narrative complexity, depth of character, and point of view in its text, not to mention a previously unseen level of design and craft to the visual nature of an all-too-frequently staid and timid medium. Chaykin continues to produce work that pushes the envelope of concept, context, and content in comics. Last year’s The Divided States of Hysteria, thanks to social media, enraged an entirely new generation of the willfully ignorant who might have had a better case if they’d actually read the damned book. Chaykin’s new series, Hey Kids! Comics!, is a fictionalized history of the comic book business, a love letter written with just a frisson of acid in the ink, to the field he’s loved and called home for over four decades.

Paris Cullins landed in DC Comics’ intern program after repeatedly bringing in samples of his work in the 1970s. His first work was featured in Secrets of Haunted House #42, and he went onto work on other DC horror titles like Ghosts, The Unexpected, and Weird War Tales. Cullins transitioned to super-hero titles, doing back-up or assistant work on Green Lantern, Justice League of America, The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, and The Fury of Firestorm before taking on his first work on a title for his co-creation, Blue Devil. While he spent much of his career working at DC on titles such as Batman, The Forever People, and The New Gods, Cullins has drawn Richie Rich and Hot Stuff at Harvey Comics, Hyperkind for Marvel’s Razorline imprint, and Shi for Crusade Comics. In addition to his work in comics, Cullins has spent time at advertisement agencies doing storyboards for TV commercials, and has provided full-color storyboards and designs for video games.

Garth Ennis broke into the American Comic scene in 1991, taking over the writing reins on Hellblazer. After a successful four-year run, Ennis moved on to create Preacher, a 66-issue epic that ran from 1995 -2000, which has now been adopted to a hit television series on AMC. In addition to these two ground-breaking series, he also had lengthy runs on DC’s The Demon and Hitman. More recently, Ennis wrapped up The Boys, a 72-issue story which began at DC’s Wildstorm imprint before moving to Dynamite Entertainment with issue #7. He has had numerous stints on Marvel’s The Punisher for Marvel Knights and MAX, as well as Fury for Marvel MAX. His recent work includes Dastardly and Muttley for DC Comics and Jimmy’s Bastards for AfterShock Comics.

Tony Isabella is creator/writer of Black Lightning, co-creator of Misty Knight and Tigra, and writer of Captain America, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Star Trek, and many more. He was an editor and writer at Marvel Comics. At DC, he created Black Lightning, the company’s first prominent African-American super-hero. He co-wrote the prose novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Corpse. He’s the author of 1000 Comic Books You Must Read and the odd-but-wondrous July 1963: A Pivotal Month in the Comic-Book Life of Tony Isabella. He’s received an Inkpot Award from Comic-Con International in San Diego and a Pioneer Lifetime Achievement Award from ECBACC. Cleveland Magazine named him one of that city’s most interesting people of 2018. His most recent comics work is the six-issue Black Lightning: Cold Dead Hands, marking his return to his creation. He writes the daily “Tony Isabella’s Bloggy Thing” and the weekly “Tony’s Tips” review column. He lectures on comics history, comics writing, and diversity in comics.

Beginning his career in Marvel Comics’ production department, Bob McLeod got his early credits penciling and inking for Crazy magazine. He was a member of The Crusty Bunkers inkers while working at Adams’ Continuity Studios, became a top inker on titles like Marvel’s Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Conan the Barbarian, and Star Wars, and DC Comics’ Detective Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, Wonder Woman, and The New Titans. He also drew the graphic novel and the first three issues of Marvel’s New Mutants, as well as inking a number of subsequent issues, and helped launch DC’s Superman: The Man of Steel. He also wrote and illustrated Superhero ABC from HarperCollins, and edited Rough Stuff magazine for TwoMorrows Publishing. McLeod currently teaches part-time at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

Louise Simonson has, like her husband Walter, contributed significantly to the comic book industry. “Weezie”, as she is known, began her comics career as an editor at Warren Publishing before leaving for Marvel to edit titles including X-Men, New Mutants, and Star Wars. Departing the editorial role in favor of writing, Weezie has contributed to storylines in Marvel’s Marvel Team-Up, Web of Spider-Man, and Red Sonja, and was responsible for the introduction of Apocalypse in X-Factor as well as the launch of Power Pack. At DC Comics, she worked on Superman: The Man of Steel and The Adventures of Superman.

Walter Simonson has made vast contributions to comics publishing, as a writer, an artist, and even in founding publishing imprints. He was recognized in 2012 at the Harvey Awards in Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation and Best Domestic Reprint Project for Walt Simonson’s The Mighty Thor, Artist’s Edition from IDW, and in 2013 for Alien: The Illustrated Story from Titan Books for Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work. He also received the Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 at the Harvey Awards. Walt’s career began in the 1970s at DC Comics, where he worked on titles such as Weird War Tales, Manhunter, Metal Men, Orion, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Vigilante, and Hercules Unbound. Over at Marvel Comics, Simonson has had numerous noteworthy runs, including The Rampaging Hulk magazine, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, and Thor, on which he was responsible for the introduction of Beta Ray Bill and Thor as a frog.

The multi-talented Jim Starlin has worked on both writing and creating art for some of the most noteworthy creations since his entry into the field of comics in the 1970s. The mind behind the Marvel character Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu, he is also responsible for a number of noteworthy cosmic characters in the Marvel Universe, including Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and the villainous Thanos, all of whom are featured in this year’s major motion picture, Avengers: Infinity War.He developed noteworthy runs on Marvel’s Captain Marvel, Warlock, and Silver Surfer, Marvel mini-series Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, and Infinity Crusade, and DC Comics’ Batman, The Weird, and Cosmic Odyssey. His Death of Captain Marvel was the first Marvel graphic novel to be published. More recently, he has provided writing and art for DC’s Stormwatch and writing on Green Lantern: Mongul #23.2, and he returned to his classic villain in April 2014 with Marvel’s Thanos: The Infinity Revelation and 2018’s Thanos: The Infinity Siblings.

Gus Vazquez is an illustrator who has worked in nearly every field, including comic books, trading cards, storyboarding for music videos, commercials, animation and film, logo design, character and toy design, and more. He started his career in comic books working as an assistant to comic book artists Adam Pollina on X-Force, and Kevin McGuire on Trinity Angels. He got his first solo gig at Marvel Comics drawing the covers and interiors for Sunfire and Big Hero 6, the series that introduced the characters featured in Disney’s Oscar winning Big Hero 6. He has worked on such Marvel titles as Deadpool, X-Force, Spider-Man, What If? Civil War, What If? Back in Black, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and more. For DC, he has worked on such titles as Green Lantern, JLA, Blue Beetle, and most recently on The Flash, Suicide Squad, and Green Arrow. Gus was the artist on several issues of Claudio Sanchez’s (of rock music group Coheed and Cambria) The Amory Wars, and was instrumental in helping bring together the creative team of his friends, David Atchison (writer) and Tony Shasteen (illustrator), and his niece, film and TV actress Rosario Dawson on 12 Gauge’s The O.C.T. Currently, Gus has been working for DC Comics on The Sasquatch Detective, a backup story which can be found in the pages of Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, as well as DMC (Daryl Makes Comics) and on La Borinqueña. He is also working on his creator-owned book, Fang.

A member of The Kubert School’s first graduating class, Rick Veitch made a name early in his career as a fantasy artist and writer for Marvel’s Epic line of titles, where he worked on Epic Illustrated, Heartburst, and The One. He went on to work on the critically acclaimed Swamp Thing from DC Comics, as well as Miracleman from Eclipse Comics, for which he both wrote and provided art. Veitch then moved into the indie comics scene, working initially on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios and then launching his own King Hell publishing house, with titles like Bratpack and The Maximortal. Returning to larger publishers, Veitch has worked on Image’s 1963 and Supreme, and DC’s Tomorrow Stories, America’s Best Comics, The Question, and Aquaman. More recently, he wrote the Vertigo title Army@Love and The Big Lie from Image. You can find his Miracleman work reprinted these days from Marvel Comics and Rick Veitch’s The One from IDW Publishing.

“We were looking through our guest list and came to the realization that a tremendous amount of significant comics characters were created by guests in the room this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Without the contributions of these guests, the comics tapestry would be far less ornate in each publisher’s respective universe. We know our fans are going to be excited to pull out issues of their favorite or first appearances of these characters to get signed by these great guests!”

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.

NV – Chris Claremont & Gerry Conway Signing

Writers Chris Claremont (X-Men) and Gerry Conway (Amazing Spider-Man) appear at Torpedo Comics on Saturday, January 27, 2018 for a signing.

TORPEDO GOLD MEMBERS: 5 Signatures from EACH guest!
TORPEDO VIP MEMBERS: 3 Signatures from EACH guest!

GENERAL ATTENDEES (NON-VIP MEMBERS):
$10 per signature from Gerry Conway or Chris Claremont, with no limits. That means you can get 6,756,234 books signed.

WE ARE NOW REWARDING OUR PULL BOX CUSTOMERS
(IN ADDITION TO THEIR 15% SAVINGS): Torpedo customers with an ACTIVE PULL BOX at least a month before each signing event, and are CURRENT on their books (AGAIN, CURRENT ON THEIR BOOKS!), will receive a ticket for a free signature from each guest the day of the event.

Torpedo VIP memberships are available at $200 each and GUARANTEE you to meet every guest of ours for the entire year of 2018! VIP memberships also include AT LEAST 1 signature from each guest (most guests will be 2-3)!

Torpedo Comics
8775 S. Lindell Road #150, Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 444-4432

FL – Acme Comic-Con 2017

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Acme Superstore’s celebration of comics and their creators returns on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM! Once again it’s time for our annual Acme Comic-Con! We’re pleased to welcome a plethora of talent to the shop and as always, this is a FREE event open to all!

Creators featured at this year’s Acme Comic Con include:

Alex Saviuk (Artist to Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos, Action Comics, Green Lantern, House of Mystery and Detective Comics)

Aaron Conley (Artist to Sabertooth Swordsman, Dark Horse Presents, Secret Wars: Battleworld, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Howard the Human)

Owl Goingback (Writer to DC New Talent Showcase 2017 “Poison Ivy: Silent Scream)

Christian Slade (Writer and Artist of Korgi)

Michael Duron (Writer/Artist of Sugar Boogarz)

James Haick (Writer to Solar Flare)

James Pruett (Writer to Mindbender, Black Mist, Apparition)

Richard Rivera (Writer to Stabbity Bunny, Wild Bull & Chipper, Storm Pirates)

Walter Ostlie ( Writer/Artist of Shiver Bureau and Cubicles)

Joel Carroll (Writer/Artist of Cuttle and Chirp, Artist to Li’l Sonja)

Stephanie Stalvey (Writer/Artist of Jupiter Mile Posse)

Luis Diaz (Writer/Artist of Boss Krang mini, Artist of Princess Arcana, Who Judges the Henchmen)

Sean Jewell (Writer of Princess Arcana and Who Judges the Henchmen)

Enzo Garza (Writer/Artist of Gutt Ghost and Sensation Boom)

Tyler Nereim (Writer of Saltwater)

– MORE GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

Be among the first 50 in attendance to receive a free Acme Comic Con grab bag! This special grab bag includes a comic, exclusive mini print and a chance to win a gift certificate between $5 and $25!

All in attendance will also have a chance to win prizes in our raffle including comics, collectibles and gift certificates! We’ll also have a special store wide sale in shop!

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Acme Superstore
905 E State Road 434, Longwood, FL 32750
(407) 331-0433

Dallas Comic Show Returns on September 16-17

The Dallas Comic Show returns to the Richardson Civic Center on September 16-17, 2017 for a fun weekend filled with awesome guests and panels. Free parking, affordable admission, a great alternative to big box events that are sometimes too hectic for fans. Dallas Comic Show is a family-friendly event in the DFW area featuring exciting comic book and media guests, costumed characters, gaming and Anime content.

Our mission is to bring back an affordable pop culture convention experience to the DFW area, something everyone can enjoy and embrace without breaking the bank. This is show run by fans and done for fans. We are here to make sure you have fun.

Comic book guests include: Joe Jusko, Daniel Way, Todd Nauck, Tim Bradstreet, Steve Niles, Angel Medina, James O’Barr, John Lucas, Josh Howard, and many more.

Media guests include: Kevin Nash, Lori Petty, Tom Sizemore, Susan Eisenberg, Kimmy Robertson, Harry Goaz, Kevin Grevioux, Erik Stolhanske, Dickey Beer, Jamie Marchi, and more.

All guest appearances are subject to work commitments. Guests appear both days of the show unless otherwise noted.  Scroll down to bios for info on media guest prices. In rare instances some guests may have to postpone their appearances due to work commitments, we always try to note if that’s occurred as soon as possible. Please note, Media Guests charge to sign your items or their merchandise, and most charge a fee for photos with them. Most comic book guests do not charge for autographs, but it’s always wise to ask first.

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This is a fun family event for all ages, Q&A panels all weekend, and costume contest Saturday night. All the info can be found at www.dallascomicshow.com

FL – Alex Saviuk Signing

Long time Marvel and DC comic book artist Alex Saviuk will be doing an in-store signing at West Orange Comics & Video Games on Saturday July 8th 2017 from 2:00 – 8:00 PM.

Renowned as one of the top Spider-Man artists, he has also done work on The Flash, Green Lantern, Worlds Finest, Spider-Man Adventures, The X-Files, and Superman (just to name a few)! While you’re here you can also visit West Orange Cinema for the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie!

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West Orange Comics & Video Games
1575 Maguire Road Suite 108, Ocoee, Florida 34761
(407) 741-3195

AL – Sonic Boom Signing

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Artist Steve Butler appears at 99 Issues Comics on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm to sign his newest book SONIC BOOM! from Archie Comics! Mr. Butler is known for his work on Web of Spider-Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Silver Sable, and more.

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99 Issues Comics
5618 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608 ‎
(251) 648-7583

Boston Comic Con 2014 Adds Several More Guests

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoston Comic Con has added several new guests to an already huge list of creators! Marvel Editor and talent scout C.B. Cebulski, who has worked on titles including X-Men, Avengers, and Spider-Man, will appear to conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews. This is a rare opportunity to sit down with Marvel’s top talent scout and show off your talents. More information on the portfolio reviews and the schedule will be announced closer to the convention.

neal-adamsAdditionally, Silver Age legend Neal Adams appears at Boston’s biggest comic conventions once again! Neal has been one of the most influential artists in the industry both on the page and behind the scenes. From returning Batman to his dark and gritty roots to campaigning for creators’ rights, Adams and his photo-realistic art have graced the pages of The Brave and the Bold, Deadman, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, Green Lantern / Green Arrow, and most recently Batman: Odyssey.

Local artist Ming Doyle, whose credits include Guardians of the Galaxy, Jennifer’s Body, Fantastic Four, and Tantalize, is a frequent guest of artist alley. She also co-created the webcomics The Loneliest Astronauts, Boldly Gone, and Mara from Image Comics. She recently drew Quantum & Woody for Valiant!

Artist Alex Saviuk appears once again at Boston Comic Con 2014. Alex began his career in the 1970s on Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkman, and Superman. He became well-known as a Spider-artist with a seven year run on Web of Spider-Man, and has drawn the Spider-Man newspaper strip since 1997. Other recent work includes penciling Stan Lee’s The Mighty Seven for Archie Comics, and another daily comic, The Phantom.

The most beloved man in comics Frank Tieri is a writer whose credits include Wolverine, Deadpool, Iron Man, and Infinity Heist for Marvel Comics; and Savage Hawkman, JSA: Classified, Gotham Underground, and Outsiders for DC Comics. He also worked on the popular Marvel vs. Capcom video game series and the cartoon Ultimate Spider-Man!

Previously announced guests include Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Sam Witwer, Simon Bisley, Greg Capullo, Amanda Conner, Danielle Corsetto, Ivy Doomkitty, Adam Kubert, Carlos Pacheco, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eric Powell, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, Jeff Smith, Scott Snyder, Skottie Young, and many more! For the full guest list plus artist alley, exhibitor, and film fest registration please check out the Boston Comic Con website!

Online ticket purchases are available at the link!

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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 120,000 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 Friday August 8th, Saturday August 9th and Sunday August 10th at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

FL – FCBD: Spider-Man Signing

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Artist Alex Saviuk signs at Collector’s Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

Collector’s Comics
8627 S. US Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
772-878-9229

NYC – Web of Spider-Man Signing

Writer Stuart Moore and artist Damion Scott sign at Jim Hanley’s Universe on Wednesday August 29, 2012 at 6:00pm!

Purchase of a copy of either Web of Spider-Man #129.1 or #129.2 is required to participate in the signing.

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