Thursday, May 28, 2009
HEROESCON :: Marvel Comics, Talent Scouts, Strip Cartoonists!
WHOA check out that big bright logo! Hot on the heels of last week's announcement of DC Comics return to HeroesCon, today we added Marvel Comics to the list as well. Oh yes that's right! They'll be bringing editors, doing portfolio reviews, and be set up in force at this year's HeroesCon 09! And coming with them is the first name on the list of guests we added today--check it out:
C.B. CEBULSKI is pretty much Marvel's top talent-scout and occasionally an editor, AND he's a writer on books like X-Men Fairy Tales, War of Kings: Darkhawk, and his own Wonderlost. Eat that, Renaissance Men!
SEAN FORD is an alumnus of the esteemed Center for Cartoon Studies, the creator of Only Skin, and one of the editors of the Sundays Anthology.
SANFORD GREENE is one of our good buddies, and a sweet dude. On top of that, he's pencilled books including Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, Marvel Adventures: Superheroes, Wonder Girl, Legion of Super Heroes, and last year's Methodman graphic novel.
STEVE SAFFEL is not just a friend of ours, but we work him to death every year helping out as well. It's not like he hasn't got enough to do--Steve was the editor of last year's Spider-Man: The Icon book, and the brand new Best of Simon & Kirby volume, both from Titan Books!
RICHARD THOMPSON is the creator of the incredibly acclaimed Cul de Sac, which just failed to win this year's Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Oops! Richard is also the proprietor of Richard's Poor Almanack, which runs in the Washington Post on Sundays!
CHRISSIE ZULLO is a Charlotte resident AND the cover artist on a forthcoming super-secret Fables limited series. If you want to know more you're gonna have to show up at the convention and ask her yourself--she won't even tell US!
Whew! Okay, all those announcements that I referred to last week are pretty much happening today and tomorrow, so buckle up everybody! Tomorrow there's a HUGE guest who hasn't been to HeroesCon in a bajillion years, plus more super-studs.. phew! I'm running out of exclamation points. Oh wait--and are you wondering about the HeroesCon host hotel rate? Tomorrow! I PROMISE!