As the New York Comic Con is getting closer, you should be thinking about how to prep for one of the biggest conventions in the nation. Chances are, you probably have been here before but so has everyone else. It’s time to figured out what you should update, toss out or add into your presentation. Continue reading
I recently found about about this little art show happening in Secaucus, NJ. Two guys by the names of Joe Veteri and Dan Gallo are hosting Comic Art Con, the first exclusive Comic Art Convention. According to the website this is the only show devoted solely to original comic art! No comic books, no toys, and no celebrities…just art! Don’t know about you but it sounds pretty interesting. Admission is only $10 and children are free when accompanied by an adult. If you have a chance to go here’s the info:
Sunday September 11, 2011
Meadowlands Crown Plaza Hotel
2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, N.J. 07094
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Guest artists will include Tim Vigil, Rich Buckler and Sara Richard. For more information contact:
JOE VETERI at email@example.com (973) 768-6649
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DAN GALLO at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 547-9063
The Smithsonian Channel is paying tribute to the wonderful women of science in the month of March by giving them their own comic book! How awesome is that?! 5 women have been turned to comic book heroines. They are:
- Elisabeth Blackburn - biological researcher and winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work on co-discovering telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes the telomere, a structure at the end of chromosomes that protects it
Comic Book Title: Decoding Morality
- JoGayle Howard - Theriogenologist (animal reproductive specialist)
Comic Book Title: Ghost Cat
- Nan Hauser – Whale Researcher
Comic Book Title: Footprints on the Water
- Elisabeth Kalko – Tropical Scientist and Ecologist
Comic Book Title: Batwomen of Panama
- Gundren Pflueger - Wolf Biologist
Comic Book Title: Running with Wolves
The 5 book series had a production team that consisted of Gerard Conte (illustrator), Mallory Murphy (writer) and Kevin Colden (colorist). In addition to the comic books, each lady has their own full episode about their work which will be airing on the Smithsonian Channel. Currently, you can watch the full episode of Decoding Immortality on the website.
If you are looking for another way to give comic book lovers another way to read your stuff, Droid has the answer. Droid Comic Viewer is an app described as a ” lightweight image, comic & manga viewer.” Viewers can scroll from left-to-right or right-to-left and has auto bookmarking. Apparently, DCV has become very popular with more than 250,000 Android users having already downloaded the app.
I haven’t had a chance to explore this app but here’s a good review from someone who has.
Do you have a Droid? Have you already downloaded this app? If not, would you?
With comic shops and local bookstores starting to close its doors for good, the comic book industry looked like it was going to go down with it. But then 2007 came along. The iPhone was introduced and Amazon got this crazy idea to create a portable e-reader and call it a Kindle. Turns out that by Christmas 2010, e-readers were a very popular gift and iPhones were still going strong. But in early 2010, web comics had another savior — the iPad. Continue reading
We attended the New York Comic Con last weekend and it was a blast. While it was nice to take pictures with our favorite comic con hero or chat with a favorite celebrity, we were busy walking up and down Artist Alley looking for good friends like Mike Lilly, Rich Bernatovech, David Quiles and James Rodriguez. Unfortunately, many artists (whom we didn’t know) were very shy and didn’t want to make eye contact. Instead, they went back to drawing mode with pencil and sketch pad. I figured now would be the time to let these guys what needs to change. Here are a few tips that others are doing to get their name out there. Continue reading