Aspiring comic artists in the New York City area: dust off your portfolios and put on your best game face. You can get your work reviewed by major editorial talent at NYCC today and tomorrow. Starting at 1pm today, artist mentoring program Dare2Draw will have a roster of editorial talent reviewing portfolios at table M-9 in artist alley. Today’s schedule sees Archie Comics editors kick things off at 1pm, followed by Action Lab Entertainment at 2:30pm, with Scout Comics rounding out the day with a slot at 5pm.

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Tomorrow’s group boasts editors and artists alike. Valiant Entertainment starts things off at 12 noon, followed by DC powerhouse José Luis García-López at 2:30pm. Skybound will appear at 4pm, with IDW Publishing filling the final review slot at 5pm.

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Established artists and artistic hopefuls alike will be interested in the technology the table is offering a sneak peak at the entire weekend. Wacom, makers of the mobile pen computer used by a large segment of the comic artist community, is previewing the prototype for their newest model: the Wacom MobileStudio Pro. From Wacom:

We’re so proud to introduce the new Wacom Mobile Studio Pro. Designed to give you the freedom to create anywhere, it packs a whole studio of creative tools into a lightweight mobile pen computer featuring the new Wacom Pro Pen 2. Move seamlessly through your workflow from 2D to 3D wherever you are. Live. Dare. Create.

Comic artist (and friend of this reporter) Simon Fraser tries out the new Wacom.

Wacom and Dare2Draw will also be partnering to give away  5 Wacom Bamboo Sparks as for prizes for a “Nexus quick draw” on Sunday. Stop by their booth at M-9 for more details.

Finally, fans of the Beat and of Steve Rude‘s Nexus comic might remember that Dare2Draw was working to fund a mentoring anthology of new Nexus stories. Steve’s son Brandon Rude is receiving medical treatment, so the Dare2Draw booth will be selling sketches to help fund his care.

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