Sunday, June 7, 2009

HEROESCON :: Joe Jusko, Nat Jones, Desperado & More!

What? Two posts on a Sunday? One so late it's practically Monday morning? Truly these are the end times we're in... or at least the convention is super close and we're burning the midnight oil. So what could be so amazing that it couldn't wait until tomorrow?

Brand new to the HeroesCon 09 Guest List is legendary pinup and cover painter JOE JUSKO. Joe's behind a bajillion high-end paintings over his 30+year career, most notably his work on characters like Vampirella and the Marvel Masterpieces trading card set.

Joe's coming to the convention this year courtesy of another Joe, our buddy JOE PRUETT over at DESPERADO PUBLISHING, which is publishing the new Art of Joe Jusko art book! Desperado also publishes comics like Negative Burn and The Atheist, among many others!

Speaking of studly painters, also new today is good ol' NAT JONES, whose macabre style is most recently in Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer and the upcoming Frank Frazetta's Silver Warrior; not to mention Spawn, The Nail, and a ton of others besides. If you didn't get enough of Nat as a guest at our Free Comic Book Day shindig, we invite you to feast on him for a full three days next weekend!

Also also new today are REBECCA BUCHMAN, attending her first HeroesCon as a guest. She's worked with Dexter Vines and Studio Revolver, and has been seen in the pages of Green Lantern, the upcoming Blackest Night, as well as JSA, Huntress: Year One, and others.

And whoever the dummy is who handles the Guest List just noticed this week that he had never added the glamorous KELLY SUE DECONNICK, who returns this year for her fourth HeroesCon in a row. Kelly Sue has collaborated as a writer with Steve Niles on 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella, as well as worked adapting manga for US readers, including Black Cat and the hit Slam Dunk.

Let's see what else? Tomorrow (actually "today" now, as it's crossed midnight) we'll be doing another update, maybe even two! See you back here in a few hours!

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