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Old January 5th, 2010   Colin Solan is offline   #1
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Default Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell & more @ Boston Comic Con: April 10-11



Thanks to everyone who came out to our last show! It was a fantastic weekend for guests, attendees, and vendors alike. The Boston Comic Con continues to grow in 2010 with a move to a new venue, the Westin Waterfront in South Boston! It will be held on April 10-11, 2010 and the guest list includes some of the biggest names in comics:

JIM LEE is a huge superstar in the comic industry. He created a massive fan following in the 90s drawing X-Men before leaving Marvel to co-found Image Comics. His studio, Wildstorm, now falls under the DC Comics banner where he works on their flagship characters, Batman and Superman. He recently helped create the DC Universe Online MMORPG.

MIKE MIGNOLA is the creator of Hellboy, one of the most popular characters in comics. With two feature films to his name plus animated videos, toys, spinoff series, and more, Hellboy is an international sensation. Mike has also done feature film work on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and is currently working with frequent collaborator Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit.

ERIC POWELL has worked on many titles including Action Comics, Star Wars Tales, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But he found success with his critically acclaimed series The Goon. Eric is currently adapting the Goon into an animated feature film with director David Fincher.

BILL SIENKIEWICZ is an Emmy-nominated and Eisner Award-winning artist, best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably on Elektra Assassin, Moon Knight, New Mutants and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters. A classically trained painter, Bill’s renderings incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and any combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media collage and mimeograph, previously unheard of in comics.

STEVE RUDE is best known for co-creating the groundbreaking series Nexus. He has worked for all the major comic book publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, drawing all the major characters including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, X-Men, Captain America, and many more.

SKOTTIE YOUNG cut his teeth doing the art for New Warriors, Human Torch, and New X-Men. His current project, a faithful adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, has garnered him widespread critical acclaim.

JIM STARLIN created waves writing and drawing many of Marvel’s cosmic titles in the 70s and creating the villain Thanos. His work on Silver Surfer, Infinity Gauntlet, and The Death of Captain Marvel reverberate to this day.

JIM MAHFOOD (aka FOOD ONE) got his big break drawing the Clerks comics for Kevin Smith. He has published his creator-owned Grrl Scouts and worked for Marvel on Ultimate Team-Up, What The?, and Generation X Underground Special. Jim is also well known for his live art murals.

CRAIG ROUSSEAU began his career at DC Comics on such titles as Impulse, Harley Quinn, Batman Beyond, and Gotham Adventures. He is currently working on Iron Man: Armor Wars following Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane written by Terry Moore. Craig is also the co-creator of the indie comic hit The Perhapanauts.

JOE QUINONES is a Boston local artist who is on the rise in comics. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he worked on Teen Titans Go! before being hand-picked to draw the Green Lantern strip in this past summer’s Wednesday Comics. Currently Joe is working on a run of covers for Amazing Spider-Man and an unannounced graphic novel for DC.

CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is a horror writer who co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. His comics work includes BPRD, Talent, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel. Christopher was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family.

Many more guests to be announced soon!!

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.
 
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Old January 15th, 2010   Colin Solan is offline   #2
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The latest additions to Boston Comic Con's guest list are Ben Templesmith, Billy Tan, Pat Broderick, and Cameron Stewart. Come out and meet these spectacular artists at New England's largest comic book convention. More additions will be announced soon!

Read more about our guests:

BEN TEMPLESMITH is an Australian illustrator best known for his horror work including the co-creation of the vampire series 30 Days of Night, which was subsequently adapted into a motion picture, and Fell with collaborator Warren Ellis. His other projects include the critically acclaimed serials Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Welcome to Hoxford, and Singularity 7, all of which he also wrote.

BILLY TAN is making a big splash at Marvel penciling titles like X-23, Uncanny X-Men, and New Avengers. His latest project is drawing the Asgardian Thunder God, Thor. Billy began his career at Top Cow in the mid-90s after emigrating from Malaysia. Besides drawing comics, he also freelances in illustration, design, and storyboards.

CAMERON STEWART comes to Boston all the way from Montreal. He frequently works in collaboration with writer Grant Morrison on Seaguy, Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian, and, most recently, Batman & Robin. His art has also graced the pages of the critically acclaimed series Catwoman and The Other Side, for which he travelled to Vietnam for extensive research.

PAT BRODERICK began his career in the early 70s and made a name for himself illustrating long runs on Captain Marvel and Micronauts. Pat has also worked in animation for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and other shows. Be sure to check out his new series Man-O-War from Bluewater Press.

Unfortunately Gene Colan has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con.

The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.
 
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Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce yet another round of guest additions for their April 2010 show. New England’s largest comic book conventions bring even more stellar creators to meet their fans! More details about Q & A panels, art portfolio reviews, and costume contests to be announced soon!

Read more about our guests!

Joseph Michael Linsner is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of creating Dawn with a stop at the Boston Comic Con! To commemorate the occasion he is offering a limited edition print that is sure to sell out. His pinup style is a huge hit with fans and collectors worldwide. Linsner has also worked on Wolverine/Black Cat: Claws and is the current cover artist for Dark Horse’s Conan series.

JH Williams III is an amazing illustrator known for his work on Promethea, Desolation Jones, Seven Soldiers of Victory, and many, many covers. With an art style that is constantly evolving, Williams continually pushes the boundaries of storytelling and design. His recent work on Detective Comics featuring Batwoman has garnered a heap of critical praise. Don’t miss this rare talent!

Eva Hopkins collaborates with fellow guest Joseph Michael Linsner as the co-colorist on Dawn and co-creator of Dark Ivory. Additionally, Eva has self-published Fear of Flight, an anthology of indie comics, and established Luna Muse Studios.

Mike Norton is one of the hardest working artists in the business. He is currently penciling both Green Arrow/Black Canary and Booster Gold. And when he finds the time, he does the occasional issue on titles such as Queen & Country, The Power of Shazam, and many more.

Franco Aureliani is the writer of the popular kid-friendly DC Comics title Tiny Titans. He is also the co-creator of Patrick the Wolf Boy. Make sure to bring the kids!

Mike Huddleston is the co-creator and artist of ONI’s Coffin. Huddleston’s work has been featured in Image’s Deep Sleeper, DC’s Harley Quinn, and Vertigo’s Mnemeovore. Mike’s most recent books include Gen13 and When Zombies Attack!

The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.

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Old February 12th, 2010   Colin Solan is offline   #4
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Default KEITH DALLAS Comes to Boston Comic Con!!

Boston Comic Con is happy to welcome Comic Bloc's own KEITH DALLAS to Beantown!! For those of you who don't know, Keith had written his own creator owned titles Omega Chase and The Argonauts and is curently working on IDW's Ghostbusters franchise. Come check him out at New England's largest comic con!!

Other guest additions:

MARK CHIARELLO is a graduate of Pratt Institute and as a painter worked on Batman/Houdini, countless covers for both Marvel and DC, and was the original colorist for Mike Mignola’s Hellboy. After becoming the Art Director of DC Comics, he edited the high profile and critically acclaimed series Batman: Black & White, Solo, and this past summer’s Wednesday Comics. Mark has also published a book of portraits of baseball players form the Negro Leagues and is the cover artist of this year's edition of the Overstreet Price Guide.

Boston Comic Con is honored to have him as guest and happy to announce that he will conduct a limited number of portfolio reviews. This is a rare opportunity for artists to show their work to the man in charge of the look of the DC Universe.

AMBER BENSON is best known for her role as Tara Maclay, Willow's ill-fated girlfriend, on the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She also co-wrote the Willow & Tara limited series with fellow guest Christopher Golden for Dark Horse Comics. Amber is currently directing, starring, and producing the upcoming film Drones and recently published Cat's Claw, her second novel in the Calliope Reaper-Jones series.

JOE JUSKO is one of the most well-recognized painters in the comic book industry. His career began at age 17 with a cover to Heavy Metal magazine which led to many more covers including a long run painting the covers of Savage Sword of Conan. Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors, and his Marvel Masterpieces Trading Card series in the early 90s is credited with starting the trading card collecting boom. His recent work includes a fully painted Tomb Raider graphic novel, which won a Certificate of Merit from the prestigious Society of Illustrators.

MICHAEL GOLDEN'S realistic style and dynamic designs have influenced a generation of artists who grew up idolizing his work on Micronauts, G.I. Joe, Dr. Strange, The ‘Nam, Howard the Duck and more. He has also worked extensively in commercial illustration and animation. After a long hiatus from comic books, Michael has returned to the industry to great acclaim from fans and peers alike. The Boston Comic Con is excited to bring such an iconic artist to New England.

TOM SNIEGOSKI is a novelist and comic book scripter who has worked for every major company in the comic book industry. He has written tales featuring such characters as Hellboy, Batman, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, and the Punisher. His comic book work also includes Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails, a prequel miniseries to the international hit, Bone. Tom frequently collaborates with fellow Boston Comic Con guests Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Eric Powell.

**Artists Alley is SOLD OUT for the April 2010 show!!**
 
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Old February 19th, 2010   Colin Solan is offline   #5
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Do you have what it takes to draw for DC Comics?

Since its inception, attendees of the Boston Comic Con have asked the promoters to get editors from the big leagues to conduct portfolio reviews. At this year's convention, Boston Comic Con delivers: Art Director of DC Comics Mark Chiarello will be on hand to do a limited number of art reviews!

A widely respected artist in his own right, Chiarello has worked for Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Topps, Disney, and more in addition to DC. His work includes Batman/Houdini: The Devil's Workshop, Star Wars: The Essential Chronology, and Heroes of the Negro Leagues. This year he was tapped as the cover artist of the Overstreet Price Guide.

As an editor Chiarello has spearheaded the high profile and critically-acclaimed series Solo, Batman: Black & White, and last summer's Wednesday Comics. His responsibilities also include choosing the cover artist for every title DC publishes.

This is a rare opportunity for aspiring artists to show off their talent to the man who forms the visual image of the DC Universe. Don’t miss out! Tell your friends!

Mark Chiarello has agreed to three blocks of time on each day of the convention in which he will review portfolios. Only five artists can be guaranteed to be seen for each block so please arrive early to sign up; everyone else will have to take their chances waiting in line.

Any further questions can be directed to Colin Solan (email: pr at bostoncomiccon.com)

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to www.bostoncomiccon.com
 
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Old March 13th, 2010   Colin Solan is offline   #6
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The League of Ordinary Gentlemen Comic Book Podcast and New England Comics present the Official Boston Comic Con After Party

Free admission (18+ only)

Sunday, April 11, 2010 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

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Middle East Downstairs, 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
 
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With less than a month to go before the convention, Boston Comic Con is happy to announce more guest appearances! It is our privilege to bring to New England a legend of comics, the fastest cartoonist alive, Sergio Aragonés! A mainstay of MAD Magazine for nearly 50 years Sergio’s cartoons have appeared in almost every issue. He is also the creator of Groo the Wanderer, one of the longest-running creator-owned comic book properties, which has outlasted many of the companies that published it.

We are also excited to welcome our very first media guest Amber Benson. Best known for her role as Tara Maclay, Willow’s ill-fated girlfriend on the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Amber also co-wrote the Willow & Tara limited series with fellow guest Christopher Golden for Dark Horse Comics. Currently Amber is directing, producing, and starring in the upcoming film Drones and recently published Cat’s Claw, her second novel in the Calliope Reaper-Jones series.

Previously announced guests include Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, JH Williams III, Joseph M. Linsner, Ben Templesmith, Bill Sienkiewicz, Billy Tan, Cameron Stewart, Craig Rousseau, Eva Hopkins, Jim Mahfood, Jim Starlin, Joe Jusko, Joe Quinones, Mark Chiarello, Michael Golden, Norman Lee, Skottie Young, Steve Rude, Pat Broderick, and many more! Tell your friends!!

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing independent comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to www.bostoncomiccon.com.
 
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So, any comicblocr's coming to this weekend's Boston Comic Con? If so, I'll have a table in Artist Alley. Come say hi!
 
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Old April 9th, 2010   Colin Solan is offline   #9
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So, any comicblocr's coming to this weekend's Boston Comic Con? If so, I'll have a table in Artist Alley. Come say hi!
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Looks like it's just you and me, Cap.

BTW Joe Jusko and Michael Golden have cancelled
 
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