When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.
On the off chance that you're buying a gift for someone who likes Spider-Man and rolicking, non-theatrical musicals, don't bother with that whole Broadway fiasco. Instead, grab the original Spider-Man musical from 1975, in which Doctor Octopus sings a song about finally defeating the Silver Surfer.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
In the beginning, Peter Parker was fifteen years old. He was too young for full manhood, but too old to be treated like a child. He was coddled by his family and abused by his peers. He was a beloved nephew and professional wallflower, a bitter bookworm and great student
Following Eisner wins for Best Graphic Album - Reprint and Best Publication Design for Dave Stevens' The Rocketeer Artist's Edition, IDW Publishing has announced three more products in the prestigious Artist's Edition line: Will Eisner's The Spirit, John Romita, Sr.'s Spider-Man, and Wally Wood's ED Comics Stories. These books join the just-released Artist's Edition of Walt Simonson's Thor. With all of IDW's
Come to The Hero Initiative's booth #645 to see Ty Templeton, John Romita Sr. and John Romita Jr., Michael Golden and C.B. Cebulski and a whole lot more!
Not only does The Hero Initiative have stellar booth talent, but Frank Quitely will be donating an art piece, which will be raffled off via silent auction and it is the only way to get a piece of his artwork at Fan Expo! In addition, you will find lots of merchandise like CGC graded books, $1 comics, Marvel Then And Now DVDs, original comic pages and various trades that are brand new to our Canadian supporters! Also, the new Ultimate Spider-Man #100 book will be available for the first time in Canada!
Friday, August 24 (con hours 4-9 pm) Ty Templeton: 6 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, August 25 (con hours 10-7) John Romita Sr.: 10:30 am – 11:30 am C.B. Cebulski: 11 am – 12 pm Leonard
The Hero Initiative, a Los Angeles based nonprofit that caters to the comic book industry, announced today that the art gallery opening of its newest benefit product, The 3-minute Sketchbook, will take place on Friday, August 31, 2007.
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