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Many of Kansas City’s comics creators have made the journey to this weekend’s New York Comic Con, including Jason Aaron, Bill Amend, Nathan Fox, Erik Lundy, Kevin Mellon, B. Clay Moore, Andrews McMeel Publishing marketing guru Amy Worley.
Elite Comics has added a signing by Jason Aaron to the schedule for the Elite Comics Halloween Bash II planned for October 29th. Aaron’s latest Marvel series are scheduled to debut that week. Wolverine and the X-Men #1 and Incredible Hulk #1 are among the most anticipated new Marvel series of the fall.
Comics writer and novelist Alex Grecian was in New York City earlier in the week meeting with the publishers of his upcoming novel The Yard. “Had a terrific meeting at the Penguin offices yesterday. The Yard is getting much TLC,” Grecian tweeted.
Brian Fyffe has a new full-color edition of Zombie Chuck. On Thursday Fyffe tweeted, “Full color Zombie Chuck is now in-hand. I’ll put them up on the site tonight or tomorrow.”
Nathan Fox is lending his talents to the new arc of Todd McFarlane’s Haunt. Bleeding Cool has a peek at the ashcan preview of Fox’s work on the series that was distributed at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Cartoonists Cathy Guisewite and Kansas City’s Bill Amendwere featured in a video by Tom Gammill for this year’s Reuben Award ceremony.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 was a fantastically enjoyable day. A special thanks goes out to Craig Klotz first and foremost for allowing me to take part in the Free State Comicon show and have fun out in Lawrence on that lovely day. Seriously, the only way it could have gone better is if I had a big announcement following the con.
I spent the entire day behind my table, watching people pass by, meeting fans, shaking hands, talking with other creators, meeting creators, signing autographs, selling books, and laughing. There was a lot of laughing. A lot of mischief was had on my side of the room, which we’ll discuss briefly in just a moment. Continue reading “Free State Comicon: Behind the Table”
The 2011 Free State Comicon was held on Saturday, September 10th. This is our second recap and report on the show.
One of the highlights for the other comics creators at the show was the appearance of long-time comics artist Kevin Nowlan. Nowlan, who lives in south central Kansas, has been a fan favorite since his work on Marvel’s Moon Knight in the early 80’s, and his fan base includes many of the artists and writers in the area. Over the years, Nowlan has drawn dozens of comics stories and illustrated hundreds of covers. His most recent sequential work was in the one-shot Hellboy: Buster Oakley Gets His Wish.