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Many of Kansas Cityâ€™s comics creators have made the journey to this weekendâ€™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. Â Aaronâ€™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. â€œHad a terrific meeting at the Penguin offices yesterday. The Yard is getting much TLC,â€ Grecian tweeted.
Brian Fyffe has a new full-color edition of Zombie Chuck. On Thursday Fyffe tweeted, â€œFull color Zombie Chuck is now in-hand. I’ll put them up on the site tonight or tomorrow.â€
Nathan Fox is lending his talents to the new arc of Todd McFarlaneâ€™s Haunt. Bleeding Cool has a peek at the ashcan preview of Foxâ€™s work on the series that was distributed at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Cartoonists Cathy Guisewite and Kansas Cityâ€™s Bill Amendwere featured in a video by Tom Gammill for this yearâ€™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”
Hundreds of comics fans attended the Free State Comicon in Lawarence, Kansas, on Saturday. Promoter Craig Klotz and his team managed an event that featured more than 30 special guests and more than 20 vendors for a day of fun.
Event highlights included the first area convention appearance of comics artist Terry Beatty since he moved to the Kansas City metro area this summer. Beatty was surprised to be greeted by a real life cosplay version of his comics character Wild Dog.
The guests included veteran comics creators such as Ande Parks (Green Arrow, Capote in Kansas) and Steve Lightle (Legion of Superheroes, Marvel Comics Presents) as well as newer creators,Â webcomics cartoonists, and small press publishers..