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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.
Two of Kansas City’s favorite comics creators, Jason Aaron and Matt Fraction, were interviewed by MTV’s Jonah Ray at New York Comic Con this weekend. Aaron and Fraction write several of Marvel’s top-selling titles and are part of the “Marvel Architects” creative steering committee.
Aaron lives in Johnson County and writes Wolverine, PunisherMAX, and the major cross-over event X-Men: Schism. He has two hotly anticipated series set to debut in October, Wolverine and the X-Men and the new Incredible Hulk.
Fraction is a former Kansas City resident who now lives in Portland, Oregon. Fraction currently writes Uncanny X-Men, Invincible Iron Man, and Thor.
The promoter had previously announced the March dates as “likely” but not confirmed.
There has been no word from Jackson yet about how the new dates will affect the bookings of previously announced guests Jason Aaron, Dan Parent, Don Rosa, Stan Sakai, and Skottie Young. “I’ll update the website and Facebook soon and list some guest info,” Jackson said.
The rescheduling chain reaction was originally triggered by renovations at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, the traditional home of WonderCon. For 2012, WonderCon decided to move to Anaheim on a different weekend than normal. That turned out to be the same dates as planned for Chicago’s C2E2 convention. In a defensive move, C2E2 then shifted to an alternate weekend in early April â€” the weekend originally announced for Kansas City’s Planet Comicon.
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