Return of the Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling

Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con returns to the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center this September 28-30, but so does our special “thank you” event to our fans: Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling returns for its 2nd annual event Sunday April 29, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the BWI Airport Marriott!

Baltimore Comic-Con Spring Fling is a good old-fashioned comic book show with rows and rows of comic book dealers from 6-8 states around the country, with comics and collectibles from the ancient to the very modern…and we’re bringing in a few guests as well!

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 online. 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.

Brandon Peterson has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years, working primarily as a penciller and inker, but often as a colorist, writer, editor, and art director. He has done a great deal of work at Marvel Comics, as the artist on books like AvX, Avengers, The Ultimates, Ultimate Vision, Ultimate Extinction, Ultimate X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, X-Men, and Uncanny X-Men. Brandon was also VP of Special Projects and Art Director of the now-defunct CrossGen Comics, where he created titles like Mystic and Chimera. He is also a veteran of Top Cow Productions, having worked on Codename: Strykeforce, Cyberforce, Ripclaw, Medieval Spawn/Witchblade, and his own book, Arcanum. His work is recently featured on IDW’s Revolution Heroes and DC Comics’ Trinity.

Additionally, the Hero Initiative will be in the room with us this year — stay tuned!

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.

NYC – The Art of Mike Mignola: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects

Press Release:

The Museum of Illustration at The Society of Illustrators presents THE ART OF MIKE MIGNOLA: Hellboy and Other Curious Objects, a selection of works from Mike Mignola, comic artist and writer behind the award-winning Dark Horse Comics series Hellboy, on display March 6 – April 21.

In this specialized exhibit, Mignola reveals some of his best pieces, providing viewer a look into his dark, spectral perspective. With his easily recognizable style of thin lines, unwieldy shapes, and heavy use of black forms, Mignola has amassed a large following of avid readers of his best-selling graphic novels.

In 1982, hoping to find a way to draw monsters for a living, he moved to New York City and began working for Marvel Comics. During the 1990’s, after developing his iconic technique, Mignola moved to Dark Horse Comics, where he created his signature Hellboy series, a collection of comic books and graphic novels that chronicles the fate of a half-demon occult detective who may or may not be the Beast of the Apocalypse.

In this exhibit, the Society will feature highlights from his fan-favorite Hellboy series, as well as other spin-off titles including work from B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and Witchfinder. The Society is also pleased to feature samples from his award-winning comic books including the Eisner Award winner The Amazing Screw-On Head
(Dark Horse Comics) as well as Baltimore, or,The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire (Bantam Spectra), co-written by best-selling author Christopher Golden. This special exhibit will include an array of comic pages, covers, and rarely seen original paintings by Mignola.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Tuesday, March 6th, beginning at 6:30 PM.

In addition, Mike Mignola will be a Guest of Honor at this year’s MoCCA Arts Festival. This 2-day multimedia event, Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival, draws over 8,000 attendees each year. Held on April 7 and 8, the Fest will include speaking engagements, book signings, and parties. Further scheduling for Mignola’s appearances including a panel talk and book signings will be available in future announcements.

Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065
212-838-2560

CA – Mike Mignola Appearance

Mike Mignola, veteran and critically acclaimed comic book artist/writer and creator of Hellboy, will be visiting LMU in room 310 of the Com Arts building on Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 PM. So in case you want to learn more about character design/world building/etc from a veteran of the industry, feel free to check it out!

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Loyola Marymount University
1 Lmu Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 338-2700

 

Sixth Annual Awesome Con Returns to Washington DC on Easter Weekend

Press Release:

The sixth annual Awesome Con by LeftField Media, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, will unite 80,000 fans of comics, technology and science, television and film, custom art, over-the-top cosplay, and more at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018. The convention floor and panel rooms will buzz with hundreds of hours’ worth of programs including: celebrities and experts hosting panels and exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic film memorabilia exhibits; and a diverse array of activities for families on Easter weekend.

Family-friendly pavilion Awesome Con Jr returns with even more playful events planned to educate and entertain kids of all ages and parents alike, with special promotions in place to engage Awesome Con’s youngest fans throughout the show. Future Con, Awesome Con’s science pavilion, will dive into the latest developments in science and science fiction sure to delight even the most curious minds. Back for the second year is Pride Alley presented in partnership with Geeks OUT, shining a spotlight on LGBTQ creators and fans in an even more robust section of Artist Alley.

With Awesome Con 2018 hosting more energetic programs, more globally recognized special guests, and presenting more exclusive previews and announcements to attendees than ever before, it continues growing into a standout annual destination as an unbridled celebration of pop culture and pure fun.

MEDIA GUESTS:

  • Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer, Blade Runner 2049)
  • Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Yondu, The Walking Dead)
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow, New Girl, Private Practice)
  • John Barrowman (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • Cress Williams (Black Lightning, Prison Break, Hart of Dixie)
  • Tom Welling (Smallville, Lucifer)
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Mantis)
  • Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville, Guardians of the Guardians Vol. 2, Impastor)
  • Sean Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy’s Kraglin, Gilmore Girls)
  • Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Joe Keery (Stranger Things, Molly’s Game, Slice)
  • Ben Savage (Boy Meets World, Girls Meet World, Chuck, Dear John, Little Monsters, Without a Trace)
  • Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Girls Meets World, Batman Beyond, Kim Possible, Guardians of the Galaxy animated series)
  • Rider Strong (Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World, Cabin Fever)
  • Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel)
  • Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Samurai Jack, Pulp Fiction, Justice League Unlimited, Mad TV, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)

Comic Guests:

  • J. Scott Campbell (Gen¹³, Danger Girl, Spider-Man)
  • Fabian Nicieza (Deadpool co-creator, X-Men, Thunderbolts, Action Comics)
  • Jim Starlin (Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Infinity Gauntlet, Batman; co-creator of Drax, Gamora, and Thanos)
  • Greg Capullo (Batman, Reborn, X-Force, Quasar, The Creech)
  • Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing, Voodoo Heart)
  • Tom King (Batman, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Vision)
  • Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil, Wonder Woman, Amazing Spider-Man)
  • Sean Gordon Murphy (Batman: White Knight, Hellblazer: City of Demons, Punk Rock Jesus, Shaun of the Dead, Teen Titans, The Wake, Tokyo Ghost)
  • James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Batman, The Woods)
  • Sorah Sungh (Iron Man, Princeless)

TICKETS

  • Friday or Sunday Only Admission: $35
  • Saturday Only Admission: $50
  • 3-Day Weekend Pass: $75
  • 3-Day ‘Geekend VIP’ Pass: $150
  • Kids 10 and under: free with coupon code AWESOMEJR
  • VIP passes & experiences range from the VIP Geekend ($150) to the premium, limited quantity Club Awesome Reserve Membership ($999) and offer access to various celebrity appearances and special events.

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About Awesome Con
Awesome Con is the biggest annual comic and pop culture convention in Washington, D.C., having welcomed over 71,000 attendees in 2017. Awesome Con celebrates all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. Awesome Con is presented in partnership with LeftField Media, an event organization company developed by the founder of New York Comic Con. Learn more at www.awesomecon.com.

ECCC 2018 Monsters & Dames Preview

February 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Washington

The Emerald City Comic Con’s annual art book is back for 2018 with 88 pieces of stunning Monsters & Dames artwork and a cover by Mike & Laura Allred! Get yours exclusively at the ECCC Show Store, price is $40. Limited to 750 individually numbered copies, the 2018 Monsters & Dames collection is a full-color, 9″x12″ hardcover art book featuring contributions from guests and artists of the 2018 Emerald City Comic Con. A preview can be seen at the link…

MONSTERS & DAMES 2018 Art Book Contributors include:

  • Aaron McConnell
  • Akio Segawa
  • Ali Cantarella
  • Alisa Bishop
  • Alphonso Orozco
  • Amanda Lien
  • Amy King
  • Amy Mebberson & James Silvani
  • Andrea Bell
  • Ashley S. Benson
  • Augie Pagan
  • Barry Blankenship
  • Ben Templesmith
  • Bill McGuire
  • Bobby Chiu
  • Bret Blevins
  • Brian Denham
  • Camilla d’Errico
  • Cassie Kelly
  • Chloe Ezra
  • Chris Anderson
  • Christina Barton
  • Christophe Lautrette
  • Claire Wendling
  • Cody Vrosh
  • Colin Lawler
  • Comfort & Adam
  • Corinne Roberts
  • Dane Ault
  • Daniel Govar
  • Denis Caron
  • Devin Lawson
  • Dominike Stanton
  • Gabriel Bautista
  • Greg Luzniak
  • Hollie Mengert
  • James Franzen
  • Jay Fosgitt
  • Jemely and Jeremy Jayme
  • Jenevieve Broomall
  • Jennifer Cox
  • Jessica Madorran
  • Jim Mahfood
  • Joyce Hwang
  • Karen Hallion
  • Kari Smith
  • Kelly & Nichole Matthews
  • Ken Taya
  • Kevin McCoy
  • Kristen Bailey
  • Krystal Lord
  • Kyle Smith
  • Kyle Starks
  • Leanne Huynh
  • Lindsay Ishihiro
  • Lindsey Reimer
  • Livio Ramondelli
  • Lucas Elliott
  • Megan Hutchison
  • Michael DiPetrillo
  • Mike Allred & Laura Allred
  • Missy Peña
  • Molly Applejohn
  • Nate Taylor
  • Nick Southam
  • Nikki Cash
  • Nolen Lee
  • Patric Reynolds
  • Paul Guinan
  • Rick Marcks
  • Robin Kaplan
  • Rod Reis
  • Royden Lepp
  • Ruth Clark
  • Ryan Fisher
  • Sara McSorley
  • Sara Richard
  • Sarah Stern
  • Shane White
  • Sho Murase
  • Suzanne Kaufman
  • Tim Von Rueden
  • Tony Dela Cruz
  • Tony Moy
  • Valentine Barker
  • Wesley Burt
  • Yoshi Yoshitani
  • Zoe Persico

NV – Torpedo Comics Signings

Torpedo Comics hosts two signings this weekend. The first is with writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo on Saturday, December 2nd from noon till 5:00 PM. Then artist Mark Brooks and writer Donny Cates appear on Sunday, December 3rd from noon till 2:00 PM. Check their page for the multiple signing prices and policies.

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

UK – Black Crown Quarterly #1 Signing

Join creators Peter Milligan, David Barnett, Martin Simmonds, Will Potter, and Carl Puttnam signing BLACK CROWN QUARTERLY #1 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday 28th October from 1 – 2pm!

Also available will be Peter Milligan’s KID LOBOTOMY #1!

Black Crown Quarterly is everything you always wanted, once a season, a packed 48 pages with a pullout poster and a wraparound cover!

Delight in regular continuing features like legit publications with literary pedigrees! It all begins with the 10-page regular lead feature, Tales From the Black Crown Pub starring Stacey the barmaid by Award-winner Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven).

Recurring short features include Cannonball Comics: an exquisite corpse that will not stay dead kicked off by Jamie Coe (Artschooled) and Swell Maps by respectably divine music journalist/novelist Cathi Unsworth.

Plus: Space CUDets rejoice: Live from a posh retirement village for wannabee 4-hit wonders we have co-writers/bandmates Will Potter and Carl Puttnam and occasional artist Philip Bond.

Plus Plus: Special previews, creator interviews and behind the panel border secrets from Kid Lobotomy, Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead and much, much more! Bullet points: Featuring a pull-out poster! One side is a street map, the other is Frank Quitely’s Kid Lobotomy #1 variant cover!

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

UK – Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast Signing

Writer Ian Edginton will be signing the first issue of Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast at Forbidden Planet’s Birmingham Megastore on Saturday 14th October at 1:00 PM.

When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos, his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds! Now, a weakened, primal Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms.

The first official Iron Maiden comic series, based on the band’s hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden’s discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far future of the Final Frontier.

Ian Edginton is known for his work on such titles as X-Force, Scarlet Traces, H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and Leviathan.

Forbidden Planet Birmingham Megastore
74 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AD

UK – Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast Signing

Writer Ian Edginton will be signing the first issue of Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 12th October from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

When dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos, his unbound essence corrupting countless worlds! Now, a weakened, primal Eddie must journey across space and time to battle the twisted legions of The Beast, seek out the lost shards of his soul, and bring order to the realms.

The first official Iron Maiden comic series, based on the band’s hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden’s discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far future of the Final Frontier.

Ian Edginton is known for his work on such titles as X-Force, Scarlet Traces, H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds and Leviathan.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

FL – Marvel Legacy Release Party

Writer Jason Aaron (The Mighty Thor, Star Wars, The Unworthy Thor) appears at A Comic Shop on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM to celebrate the release of MARVEL LEGACY!

Marvel Legacy is a 50 page, single issue story which promises to reveal the secret origins of the Marvel Universe and change the way you think of Marvel Comics forever! Come buy your copy of the issue, get it signed, and then hang out with him in the Geek Easy where we’ll have movies inspired by his comics, drink specials, and prizes all night long!

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A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 332-9636

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