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HeroesCon announced over 20 new guest additions this week to an already enormous guest list! Included are superstars like Neal Adams, Jim Starlin, Tim Sale, and many more! HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!
HeroesCon is very happy to announce that Neal Adams will be attending HeroesCon 2011! Neal is a living legend known for bringing a realism to superhero comics that didn’t exist before his arrival. Illustrating classic comics like Green Lantern #76 (pictured), Strange Adventures (creating the definitive look for Deadman), and many more, Neal went on to be DC’s primary cover artist during the 70?s. He later went on to found Continuity Comics and most recently he is writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey at DC Comics.
Scott Hampton’s gorgeous work was recently seen in the pages of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Try to catch Scott painting on our art stage for the Annual Art Auction. He always creates something spectacular!
Painter Erik Jones has quickly made a name for himself in comics with his gorgeous covers for books like Hack/Slash, Witchblade, and Unkown and is currently doing covers for the new Elric series.
Heidi MacDonald is the brains behind the fantastic comics news site The Beat. Always insightful and informative, she has guided the site through it’s many incarnations while remaining a great resource to the comics industry and it’s fans.
David Mack is an Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling painter, writer, and cartoonist behind Kabuki, The Shy Creatures, numerous Daredevil arcs, and much more.
Writer Ben McCool has been doing tons of work lately, namely Memoir, Captain America: The Korvac Saga, and Choker.
Chris Moreno’s work has appeared in ZombieBomb 4: Dark Daze, Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics. His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image. His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
Jeff Parker is no stranger to regular HeroesCon attendees or anyone that’s read a Marvel comic in the last few years for that matter! Since the success of his creator-owned The Interman, Jeff has gone on to write Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas and many other titles. One of my personal favorites is Mysterius the Unfathomable, with artist Tom Fowler.
We’re excited to welcome Tim Sale back to HeroesCon this summer. Besides extraordinarily popular books like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, Tim also did the paintings (with Dave Stewart) for the Isaac character on the television series Heroes.
Also added this week:
Jason “Spyda” Adams– sculptor
Josh Adams– creator of In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve, artist on House of Mystery #13.
Scott Hanna – inker of titles such as Detective Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Nova and many other Marvel and DC comics.
Norman Lee – inker of titles such as X-Men, Namor, New Mutants, DCU Online Legends and many more.
Mike Lilly – artist on books like Black Terror, Annihilation Conquest: Quasar, Vampirella, Punisher, and Batman.
David Malki! is the author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips. In 2008, the Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award — the highest honor in comics — for “Best Humorous Publication.” He’s also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010 thanks to an innovative grassroots marketing campaign.
J.D. Mettler– colorist on Ex Machina, The Talisman, JSA, War Heroes, Down, and many more.
Bill Neville– artist and co-creator of the Explorers
Joe Pruett – Desperado Publishing
Jim Starlin – writer/ artist on titles like Dreadstar, Breed, Batman, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel and many more.
Gary Reed– is the author of many titles with the most notable being Saint Germaine, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, and Baker Street.
Sara Richard– artist on Zombie Bomb and sketch cards for Marvel’s Dangerous Divas and Betty Page.
Art Thibert– inker on titles such as Ulitmate Spider-Man, X-Factor, X-Men and many more.
Wayne Vansant– artist on The ‘Nam
Alexis Ziritt– creator of Rudo and Mekano Turbo. Founder of Fistful Apparel.
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Jason M. Burns, Ellen Crenshaw, and Sean Kasper sign on Saturday May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
ELLEN CRENSHAW– Will be appearing & doing free sketches from 12 till 3pm
Ellen is a member of the Los Angeles-based illustrators’ group, Girls Drawin’ Girls; she has been published in comics anthologies Inbound and ZombieBomb!
SEAN KASPER-will be appearing and doing free sketches from 11am till 4pm
A local artist who spends most his time drawing monsters, superheroes, and mystery men. His newest comic ‘Honest Jon’ is coming out later this year.
Local comic and TV writer JASON M. BURNS
Will be appearing & signing from 12-3pm.
Jason is the writer of one of the actual Free Comic Book Day comics, the Kung Fu Panda/Richie Rich Flip book. He wrote two of the three stories in the book!
Jason has written and created: A Dummy’s Guide to Danger, Curse of the Were-Woman, and The Expendable One, which is being developed into a major motion picture by Intrepid Pictures as well as written Shrek, Megamind, Jericho, Pocket God, Kung Fu Panda, Richie Rich, Fraggle Rock, and Child’s Play comics.
New England Comics
Downtown in Guild Square
732 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062
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Ed McGuinness, Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, Rich Woodall & more sign on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Ed McGuinness – ED MCGUINNESS IS BACK AND HE WANTS TO CLICK! Ed McGuinness is returning to Rochester’s Free Comic Book Day Festival! This year he’s bringing his HeroClix and enjoying a Saturday Afternoon Game. Come and be a part of the HeroClix / FCBD fun! Artist on Deadpool, Vampirella, Superman/Batman and many more. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans and for the Friday Night Heroclix Tourney.
Thomas Sniegoski – Author Tom Sniegoski returns to Jetpack Comics FCBD festival this year! Tom’s body of work is incredible. Don’t forget to pick up his most recent work on BONE, The Quest for the Spark. Writer on Batman, The Punisher, Hellboy, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the prequel to Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, which was called Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone. His most recent comic book work, written with frequent partner Christopher Golden, is The Sisterhood, published by Archaia Studios Press. Chris and Tom have also worked on the mini-series Talent from Boom! Studios, optioned by Universal Pictures. Tom will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Hill – Celebrating his first FCBD festival, the award winning writer of national best sellers 20th Century Ghost Stories, Heart Shaped Box, and Horns joins Jetpack with a special all ages Free Comic Book Day issue of his award winning comic series Locke & Key, currently in the works to be a Fox TV show! Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jason Ciaramella – Joining Joe will be scripter Jason Ciaramella, who scripted Joe’s The Cape (not the TV show) and Joe’s Kodiak. Both Jason and Joe are Eisner Award nominees this year. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.
Christopher Golden – Comic book writer, author with an impressive bibliography (including books like Strangewood and The Ferryman), co-writer of the online animated series Ghosts of Albion, who also wrote the introduction for Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost Stories. Christopher will be on hand with his special FCBD offering of Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to sign for fans.
Bob Raymond – An artist/comic creator who recently got some publicity when he did a comic for an unknown Senate candidate, Alvin Green of North Carolina, and had his comic shown on the Daliy Show with Jon Stewart and some small press publications to the Washington Post. Next up is a one shot through Jetpack Comics! Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.
Bill Mitchell and Kimball Thorpe – Co-creators of the web comic character Beanman. Bill and Kimball will be on hand to sign and draw for fans.
Heidi Brunelle – Creator of Amputee Bunny and Narcoleptic Owl at Jetpack Comics. Heidi will be on hand to sign for fans.
Greg Moutafis – Entering the industry in 1994 with a Xeric Foundation Award for Indie Comic Artists, Greg has illustrated a variety of stories and projects for publishers including Caliber, Jetpack Press and Lollipop music magazine. His latest full length projects are the 2005 superhero graphic novel The Rookie, with Killing Pickman writer Jason Becker, and the satirical graphic novel Boom!Squad with award winning prose writer David Crouse. Greg recently launched PREEMO STUDIO for his graphic design work and creator owned comic projects. Greg will be selling original art, as well as new, limited-edition prints and books at the show.
Rick Silva – Small press publisher and comic book writer. Rick published and edited Kinships magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios, a small press comic book company. Rick co-writes the Dandelion Studios comics Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Kaeli and Rebecca and Perils of Picorna. He publishes his own zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick will be on hand to sign for fans.
Shaun O’Neil – A friend of the store who recently had a short story published in the Image Comics Anthology. The story he penciled was written by Robert Kirkman (writer on The Walking Dead)! Shaun will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Dellagatta – Artist on “Spared” in Egg: Hard Boiled Stories #1, “Fisherman’s Wife” in Mysterious Adventure Magazine, the online “Mr. Legacy” origin story, writer/artist on “Nick” in Zombies Anthology and currently working on his creator owned project, The Holy Diver. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Rich Woodall – Local creator, writer and artist of the all ages comic, Johnny Raygun, produced by Jetpack Press. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Rich’s other works include thousands of sketch cards for Topps card company including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Comic Cards. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jennifer Omand – Creator ofthe web comic Squarecat Comics. Jennifer will be on hand to sign for fans.
Matt Talbot – Co-Writer and inker of Johnny Raygun and a highly accomplished graphic designer. Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.
Sara Richard – Artist currently working on solidifying a signature illustration style and freelancing with Hasbro. Sara will be on hand to sign for fans.
Other Events and Guests fro Free Comic Day:
The Star Wars 501st /NH Mandalorians – Star Wars characters on the stage at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Accepting donations and holding a silent auction for the Make A Wish foundation.
The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club – The BMS Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of “Multi-Age Media Presents” a year. All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book sells in the cafeteria during lunch or through subscriptions delivered to home room. The profits from the comic go toward purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read. This is the club’s fourth year (and second appearance at FCBD).
The Fatsquad – Jetpack Press’ own Fatsquad, with the success of their first nationally distributed publication, will be at FCBD selling all their fat goods.
Severed Head Comics – Once again, New Hampshire proves it’s the place that up and coming comic creators get their start. Severed Head Comics Presents is a horror anthology by a group of New Hampshire comic creators.
JETPACK COMICS LLC
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
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The ZombieBomb! crew at Terminal Press returns with a vengeance to the 2011 Boston Comic Con, launching the hit zombie anthology series’ latest chapter — RAVENOUS.
With an international group of fine artists, screenwriters, candlemakers and comic book wunderkinds, RAVENOUS features variant covers from co-creators Adam Miller and Rich Woodall and a host of talent from DC, Marvel, Image, IDW and all corners of the independent comics world.
Along with being able to grab copies of RAVENOUS before its official internet debut, zombie fans will be able to pick up an exclusive Riot Grrls variant edition with cover art from Adam Miller. This exciting brand collaboration will be available in limited quantities, and is a must for collectors of all things ZB! Adam will sign at the Riot Grrls booth with the zombastic models that appear on the cover. A limited edition print of the cover will be available for the con.
A very special Boston Comic Con pre-sale of the Terminal Press/Nuclear blast records book “SOILWORK: An Evil Upon Us” will also be taking place, making the new comic available for the first time anywhere. This epic metal saga features art by Marvel talent contest winner Tony Donley, story by Jerry Morrissette and Covers by Adam Miller and Josh Morrissette.
The whole team will be here! Film maker Tom Bennett will be in the house shooting the next episode of ZBTV! and host of contributers (including Andy Houle, Frank Reynoso, Joe Haley and more) will also be on hand to sign books and eat brains. BE THERE!!!
THIS IS THE ZOMBIEBOMB! EVENT OF THE YEAR! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!
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Whilce Portacio, Tomm Coker, Joshua Fialkov, Chris Moreno, Tony Fleecs, Tone Rodriguez, and Ray Friesen sign on May 7th.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 11, 2010 – Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery, San Fernando Valley’s Premiere pop culture store, is excited to announce this year’s big Celebration for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring some of the best talent in comics, charity fundraiser event, and many great giveaways for all attendees.
Collector’s Paradise has a long history of working closely with comic book industry creators. The store holds monthly events with artists and writers from all corners of the industry, and the full time gallery hosts art events and gallery shows. “Our goal is to be more than just a comic book store. There are many comic book stores in our city. We want to stand out, to become a Destination where one can interact with the people that produce the books.”, says Edward Greenberg, the owner of Collector’s Paradise. Comic book industry has been very supportive of Collector’s Paradise’ efforts in this endeavor, working with them to organize numerous events to promote their new releases and special projects.
This year Collector’s Paradise is presenting one of their best line-ups of comic book creators to date, including:
Whilce Portacio – Co-founder, Image Comics, Creator and Artist – Wetworks, Uncanny X-Men, Artifacts…
Joshua Fialkov – creator – Eisner-award nominated TUMOR graphic novel, Echoes, Elk’s Run
Tomm Coker – creator – Undying Love, artist on many Marvel titles including Daredevil NOIR, 5 Ronin
Tone Rodriguez – artist – Tyrese Gibson’s Mayhem!, Snake Plissken Chronicles, Radioactive Man
Tony Fleecs – creator/writer/artist – In My Lifetime, a critically-acclaimed autobiographical comic book
Chris Moreno – artist – Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.
Ray Friesen – kids graphic novel author – Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chicken, Cupcakes of Doom…
In addition to the great creator line up, the event will feature the annual “Sketches for HERO Initiative” fundraiser, where all of the artists featured will do $10 sketches for the fans, with 100% of the proceeds directly going to HERO Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps comic book creators in need. Collector’s Paradise has been working with HERO for the last five years to make sure that those creators who need financial and medical help are taken care of.
Kids are a big focus of Collector’s Paradise’ effort on FCBD. The event will feature costumed characters for the kids to take photographs with, as well as several thousand kid-friendly comic books given away to all fans in attendance.
For the first time at our FCBD Event, a famous Korean / Latin fusion Food Truck, CALBI, will be parked at our event from 11am to 3pm, selling their delicious fusion tacos and burritos to event attendees.
The event will be held at Collector’s Paradise Comics & Cards from Noon to 7:00pm, with creator signings and character appearances from noon to 3:00pm.
Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery is located at 7131 Winnetka Ave, on the corner of Winnetka Ave and Sherman Way, in Canoga Park. For additional information, please contact Edward Greenberg, owner of Collector’s Paradise Comics & Gallery @ 818.999.9455 (business) or 818.326.2517 (cell), or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.
With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.
Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo
Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth
Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics
Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content
Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange
Ruth Sanderson, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum
Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.
The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!
Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)
Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)
Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.
ZombieBomb creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller sign and sketch at Larry’s Comics Woburn Warehouse Show on Saturday January 22, 2011. The show is open from 9am – 2pm with FREE admission! CGC grading available on site.
Contact Larry Doherty (email@example.com) to book a table
1 Rainin Road, Woburn, MA 01801
Adam Miller, Josh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!
The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.
As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.
The full details:
ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Adam Miller signs at Larry’s Comics on Wednesday October 27th from 6-9pm and be the special guest artist for their Zombie themed Drink and Draw! Meanwhile, as previously reported Rich Woodall signs at Double Midnight Comics from 6-8pm. They are debuting an all new exclusive variant cover, they’ll have the new issue of ZombieBomb!
And last but not least, both appear at Comically Speaking on Saturday October 30th from noon till 4:00 sketching and signing!
|HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
Wed, October 27th
Rich Woodall @ Double Midnight Comics
Adam Miller @ Larry’s Comics
Adam will appear as a special guest artist for a zombie-themed night of Drink and Draw! Come doodle, get trashed and pick up some signed copies of “ZombieBomb!” for the loved ones you’ve abandoned in your evening of comics recklessness!
66 Lakeview Ave. Lowell, MA 01850
Sat, October 30th
Adam and Rich @ Comically Speaking
Steve Niles and ZombieBomb! sign on October 23rd in Salem, MA.
Some late-breaking news for New England horror fans and all those visiting the “Halloween Capital of the World,” Salem, Massachusetts this upcoming weekend.
Come out to Harrisons Comics this Saturday, October 23 from noon to 2pm to see Steve Niles, legendary comic scribe of “30 Days of Night,” and “Batman: Gotham After Midnight” signing alongside Adam Miller and Rich Woodall, co-creators of TP’s ZombieBomb! anthology series.
Fans can also pick up copies of the latest ZombieBomb! release, “Highly Contagious.”
Harrisons Comics is located at 252 Essex Street in downtown Salem. Hope to see you at this truly one-of-a-kind signing event!