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HeroesCon: Stuff People are Doing and Groovy Art They are Selling


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§ Archie Comics:

Archie Comics artists, writers and editor Dan Parent, Ian Flynn, Tracy Yardley!, Jim Amash, Jon Gray, and Paul Kaminski will be Heroes Con 2010 Comic Book Guests in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend, June 4th through the 6th. Look for them in Artists Alley for signings and sketches! They will also be selling graphic novels and single issues at convention special prices!

Paul will be raffling a free one-year subscription to ArchieDigital.com for each day of the convention at table AA-231!
Jim Amash will be in Artists Alley table AA-219
Ian Flynn will be in Artists Alley table AA-218
Jon Gray will be in Artists Alley table AA-230
Paul Kaminski will be in Artists Alley table AA-231
Dan Parent will be in Artists Alley table AA-217
Tracy Yardley! will be in Artists Alley table AA-232

§ BOOM! Studios:


BOOM! Studios Booths #514, 516 & 613
BOOM Kids Booths #414, 513 & 515

Friday, June 4, 2010 
All Day Signings – Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Alan Nelson, Will Sliney, Declan Shalvey, Johanna Stokes, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson 
11:30am – 12:30pm – Mark Waid Signing at BOOM! Booths
 2:00 – 3:00pm – Chris Roberson signing at BOOM! Tables 
3:00pm – The New Horror Comics Panel with Michael Alan Nelson 
- ROOM 208AB
 5:00 – 6:00pm – Mark Waid & Peter Krause Signing at BOOM! Booths

Saturday, June 5, 2010
All Day Signings – Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Alan Nelson, Will Sliney, Declan Shalvey, Johanna Stokes, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson
11:30am – 12:30pm – Mark Waid & Peter Krause Signing at BOOM! Booths
2:00 – 3:00pm – Chris Roberson signing at BOOM! Tables
4:00 – 5:00pm – Mark Waid & Peter Krause Signing at BOOM! Booths

Saturday, June 6, 2010
All Day Signings – Keith R.A. DeCandido, Michael Alan Nelson, Will Sliney, Declan Shalvey, Johanna Stokes, Travis Hill, Allen Gladfelter & Amy Mebberson
11:00am – 12:00pm – Mark Waid & Peter Krause Signing at BOOM! Booths
12:00 – 1:00pm – Family Friendly Comics Panel with Mark Waid
& Roger Langridge – ROOM 208AB
2:00 – 3:00pm – Mark Waid & Peter Krause Signing at BOOM! Booths
4:00 – 5:00pm – Chris Roberson signing at BOOM! Tables

§ Van Jensen:

Van Jensen, the writer of Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, will be set up at the Top Shelf Productions booth in Indie Island. This is the Heroes Con debut of Pinocchio, which came out in October. Some news about the sequel, due this fall, will be released over the weekend. Fans also can come and pose for photos with Pinocchio (or at least a 3-feet-tall puppet of him). Van is debuting Nebraska #2, the second in a series of mini comics about growing up in a town of 300 in the Midwest. He’ll also have a limited number of prints of Coming of Age, a two-page story originally published in the Wide Awake Press anthology Jabberwacky.

§ HeadHunta Studios a new Atlanta-based studio, welcomes newest members Koi Turnbull and Derrick Fish who will both be at the studio’s booth and debuts their first 64-page full color Studio Art book: Weapons of Mass Distraction (WMDs).

HeadHunta’ Studios will arrive with an army of amazing creators and will dazzle you with a wide array of books, exclusive prints, original art and a chance to meet up with:

Greg “Dark One” Williams; Artist and Creator of Animal Mystic, Raptor, and Frostbite. Greg has been published in over 30 titles to date.
Koi Turnbull: Artist on Superman Confidential, Wolverine: Killing Made Simple, Fathom, New Warriors, and many more!
Chris Walker; Writer on Tiger Style and Raptor
Kevin Stokes; Artist on Tiger Style, Hidden Worlds, Splitsville and Departure
Derrick Fish: Artist and creator of The Wellkeeper and Dandy & Company, and is a regular pinup contributor to books like Atomic Robo and PvP
Ben Fisher; Writer on Hidden Worlds, Smuggling Spirits, Hexen Hammers, and Splitsville
Nathan Massengill: Inker on JSA, Deadpool, and Deadpool Team-Up, and he’s done a ton of stuff on Bat-books in the past, like Detective and Nightwing.
John Rokk: Artist and Animator
John McGuire: Writer/Scripter on Tiger Style, Frostbite, and many other books

Along with new products and announcements, all weekend long HeadHunta’ Studios can be tracked down at the Artist Alley Tables AA-824 thru AA-828. That special and magical place will be home to signings, exclusive prints, buying books and a chance to get commissions or a sketch!

Be prepared to see more announcements from the guys of HeadHunta’ Studios as new titles and issues will be making their way into the world…

§ Ben Towle:

For the third year running, Craig Fischer and I are doing another one of our two hour “mega-panels.” This year it’s DEFECTIVE COMICS: A Celebration Of Superhero Oddness and it’ll be held Saturday at 3:00 pm in Room 208AB. Here’s the official skinny:

Defective Comics: A Celebration of Superhero Oddness

Let’s face it: superheroes can be kinda dopey. For every cultural icon like Superman or Spider-Man, there’s five thousand off-beat B-listers (Bwana Beast? Sonny Sumo? Razorback?) lining up to die in the next big crossover event. For Heroescon 2010, Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean cartoonist Ben Towle and Thought Balloonist blogger Craig Fischer host a lovingly critical look at just how bizarre the superhero genre can be.

The event will include a presentation by Towle on the sad-sack super-man in Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library; a panel discussion with Colleen Coover, Evan Dorkin, Jeff Parker and Chris Pitzer; a talk by Crogan Adventures creator Chris Schweizer about art-comix creators crossing over into mainstream superhero comics; and clips from some of the weirdest and worst superhero films of all time. Excelsior?

§ Jim McCann:

Janet Lee & I will be there and we have an exclusive, limited print for RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN. They’ll be available at our table (AA-726) and are limited to 314, signed and numbered, for $15.

§ Shannon Smith:

Any small press and minicomics folk that would like their books reviewed at file under other are invited to save themselves some postage and drop off copies with Shannon Smith at Indie Island table AA-429. Every item will be reviewed at fileunderother.net. (Either in a post-HeroesCon article or in their own individual review depending on the amount of time and attention each work deserves.)

§ Eva Ink Artists:

As usual, this show features includes the likes of artist/writer Michael Golden, fine art painter Mark Texeira, illustrator Steve Scott and Eva Ink friends like Robin Dale co-producer of the “Creator Chronicles” documentary series and amazing painter Joe Jusko.

In addition to an outstanding artist alley and exhibitor list, Heroes this year will also be debuting a gallery show in connection with the convention, with a Friday night reception open to the public.

“Super! The Fine Art of Comics,” which had a continuing run from April 28-June 6th at “Twenty-Two Gallery” in Charlotte will have a closing reception on Friday June 4th, starting at 7 p.m. and going until late! Pieces will still be available for final purchase at this time and includes works by Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, Steve Scott, Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, Chris Brunner, Eric Canete, Steve Ditko, Steve Epting, Ron Garney, Randy Green, Sanford Greene, Cully Hamner, Tony Harris, Adam Hughes, Georges Jeanty, Casey Jones, Joe Jusko, Jack Kirby, Jason Latour, Ton Lyle, Jonboy Meyers, Jason Pearson, Brandon Peterson, Budd Root, Stephane Roux, Andy Smith, Brian Stelfreeze, Karl Story, Dexter Vines and Chrissie Zullo.

For more information on the gallery show, visit www.gallerytwentytwo.com or e-mail twenty-two@carolina.rr.com

§ Other people with blog posts and such:

Chris Sims

From the HEROES Con Panel Schedule: The comictwart.com site has become one of the more popular sites online for fresh weekly comic art. Join “twartists” Tom Fowler, Chris Samnee, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Salas, Declan Shalvey, and Andy Kuhn, with moderator Chris Sims of Comics Alliance , for a discussion and multi-sketch demonstration. All sketches to be donated to the HeroesCon Art Auction!

Robert Ullman
Steve Epting
Evan Dorkin

We just received our latest order of H.O.F. buttons and magnets, so we’ll have those at the show, along with the new craft items Sarah’s been making, the fabric Devil Puppet handpuppets, pencil cases, bookmarks (as always, half of all bookmark proceeds go directly to Emily Dyer’s Pokemon/DS game/ice cream/whatever she wants to buy fund). I expect to bring a few Milk and Cheese vinyl figures, which will be on sale. Book-wise, the usual, and I’ll have singles of the Beasts of Burden mini-series in case folks need them, or want to get an issue signed by Jill and I. I will have a copy of the Beasts of Burden hardcover collection to show off (unless I forget it), but we won’t have any available for sale (You’ll have to wait until June 16th, which can’t come fast enough as far as I’m concerned).

Brad Gulgar
Chris Samnee
Grant Gould
Guy Davis
Keith Yonai

Chris Schweitzer

This weekend is HeroesCon, one of my favorite comic shows, which takes place in Charlotte, NC. In addition to tabling and doing sketches, I’ll have a slew of new things to pick up – a numbered “Mummy” print (300 made), a John Carter print, an Innsmouth print, a sort-of-new mini-comic called “Robot Teenager Goes to a Barn Show,” and lots of original art for sale. So come on out! It’s a big year, with lots of great folks in attendance. In addition to Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, they’ve got folks like Kate Beaton, whose history comics shouldn’t be missed, and a bunch of my students will be there, too. So if you’re in the Charlotte area, come on out!

Scott Morse. He’s sellin’ stuff like this! Holy crap!
Liz Baillie
Joe Lambert
Uko Smith
Raina Telgemeier

Jim Rugg
Dave Dwonch and Super Ugly
Perpetual Flights Studios
Mr. Cow
Cully Hamner
12 Guage Comics

It isn’t too late to make it to one of the best comic conventions you’ll ever attend! 12-GAUGE will be attending HEROES CON in full-force, so grab the nearest plane, train, or automobile (I don’t recommend hitch-hiking these days) of your choice and join us in Charlotte, NC for lots of fun! Look for signings with MICK FOLEY, REBEKAH ISAACS, TONY SHASTEEN, JASON PEARSON, BRIAN STELFREEZE, CHRIS BRUNNER, JASON LATOUR, RICO RENZI & other bad-ass guests all weekend long.

Colleen Coover

Tom Fowler
Mike Rhode
Cat Staggs
….and probably more here tomorrow.

Anyway, in case you haven’t figured it out yet…ALL the cool people are going to HeroesCon, and it’s gonna be a good time.

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