Friday, March 14, 2008

HEROESCON | Darwyn Cooke, Roy Thomas, More!

Answering the loud and often petulant requests of our entire staff and pretty much all of our customers, this week we're super excited to announce the addition of Darwyn Cooke to our already vast HeroesCon 08 Guest List! Darwyn is probably the most requested guest by fans of HeroesCon, and this summer we aim to slake your thirst! I can't imagine that people aren't aware of this guys' work, but recent highlights include DC: The New Frontier, the JLA New Frontier special of a few weeks ago, and of course the new movie that just came out, called coincidentally "...The New Frontier." This is not even mentioning his multiple Eisner-award winning run with J. Bone on The Spirit relaunch, and older favorites like Catwoman: Selina's Big Score, Batman: Ego, his issue of Solo, and so forth. Whew!

I've seen Darwyn in action at last year's excellent Toronto Comics Art Festival, and I can tell you that he was SUPER approachable, loved to chat, and was a big hit not only with whoever he was talking to, but people in his line seemed to have a great time just listening to him talk. In short, a perfect HeroesCon guest!

But wait, there's more! Also brand new to our guest list today is our friend Laura Martin, the colorists' colorist whose work graces pretty much all the biggest books--Astonishing X-Men, Ultimates, Authority, Planetary, etc. Laura's also super-nice, and at last year's HeroesCon she had a complete coloring workstation set up with a second monitor turned out so fans could see what she was doing as she worked. Amazing!

Laura is joined by returning guests Kevin Sharpe (Legion of Superheroes, Marvel Adventures: Avengers), and Sean Shaw (Shi, Lady Death), as well as Alter Ego editor and former Editor-In-Chief of Marvel, Roy Thomas! Roy will only be able to attend the Saturday of the show (June 21), but we're always happy to have him.

Holy crap, that was a big update--stars galore! How are we ever going to fit all of you in the convention center?

8 comments:

Robert Ullman said...

Dusty, you're my hero! This is that Canadian news I've been waiting for!

Dustin Harbin said...

You've got Shelton to thank for this one, Rob--he did all the legwork. Maybe now we can get Steve Manale and Michael Cho to come to the show--we'll start organizing the convention by geographical area. We'll need some Russians...

Big Dog Studios said...

This makes me so happy! I was trying to get up to NYCC to see him, but now he's in my backyard! Nice get guys!

Phil Southern said...

I say this without an ounce of hyperbole: I am excited as a pig in poo about this! I look forward to stuttering and mooning over Mr. Cooke.

Phil

d. morris said...

Now all the convention needs is Steve Rude, and I will be all set mainstream guys who knock my socks off everytime I see their art!

Warren E (not "Ellis") said...

I bow in your presence, Shelton.

Rich Barrett said...

Whoa! Best con ever.

Shelton Drum said...

Thanks Warren!

How was that Van Morrison concert last Thursday? I bow in YOUR presence...