It’s time for THE NATIONAL, the Big Apple Con’s biggest show of the year. You can see all the media type guests in the above graphic, but there are also many cool comics folks:

Joining a list that already includes Neal Adams, John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr. are ground breaking artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: The Assassin), Daredevil artist Alex Maleev and indie hero Michael Avon Oeming (Powers).

Additional Comic writers and artists appearing over the three days of the show include: horror comic legend Bernie Wrightson, Golden Age creators Irwin Hasen and Joe Giella, Shi creator Billy Tucci, creators Cully Hamner (Blue Beetle), Mark Texeira (Ghost Rider), Stuart Sayger (Shiver in the Dark), Jae Lee (Ultimate Fantastic Four), Andy MacDonald and Ivan Brandon (NYC Mech), Khary Randolph (Teen Titans GO!), Jim Calafiore (Exiles), Tommy Castillo (Detective Comics), Mike Lilly (Nightwing), Alex Saviuk (Web of Spider-man), painter Mark Sparacio (Shi cover artist), Michael Golden (Vigilante), Mike Bair (Identity Crisis), Travis Cherest (WildC.A.T.S.), Jerry Ordway (52), Paolo Rivera (Marvel cover artist), Rodney Ramos (Green Lantern), Tim Vigil (creator of Faust) and Kubert School instructor Ian Dorian. Ken Kelly, the painter of Kiss album covers for “Love Gunâ€? and “Destroyerâ€? will also be in Artist Alley all weekend.

Big Apple Conventions NATIONAL show this weekend November 17th to 19th at the Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Avenue at 33rd Street across from Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. For more information go to www.bigapplecon.com or call 201-841-1414.

Now, we don’t really go for media guests, but we confess to having a soft spot for Val Kilmer, so we may have to pony up for a picture with Madmartigan, even though that was long ago.

The show starts today at 1 pm.


  1. Met Aaron Douglas on Friday and he was such a nice guy.

    Let’s not forget that the guy who decided the color scheme for the Marvel heroes and villains costumes should be — the fellow who drew MILLIE THE MODEL, and now ARCHIE — the fellow named Stan Goldberg is there. Turn right past Jim Salicrup & Irwin Hasen and there you are. And he’s selling some of his MILLIE pages too! One of the nicest guys in the business. And, of course, so are Jim & Irwin.

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