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“Were gonna need a bigger boat” Tucson Comic Convention 2014 @ the Tucson Convention Center November 8th & 9th!

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This past years Tucson Comic Convention told us one thing, or to quote a fan, “were gonna need a bigger boat”. Next years 7th Annual Tucson Comic-Con held on November 8th & 9th  will move into close to a 80,000 sqft exhibit hall! Moving from our 30,000 sqft hall. We would like to open up our floor to the dozens of creators we turned away due to space constraints and better tool the registrations process for everyone. This show will continue to always be about promoting the amazing world of comics books and the people who make them, so we would like to open our doors to grow an even bigger local and national audience as well as shine that spotlight on our great local talent!

We intend to clean up a lot of issues we had this year in result of our growing pains, but I guarantee you that if you are thinking it we already have it on our list of things to fix! This being from the attendees and exhibitors point of view, all of it.

Our first Annual costume contest was an even bigger success then everyone anticipated thanks to our CosPlay Coordinator Dustin Dial and our amazing panel of judges and volunteers! They raised a lot of toys for the holiday charities while doing what they love and hopefully inspiring some future CosPlayers. I consider the form of creating and embodying a hero or villain along with pouring your blood,sweat  & tears (literally) into something that everyone can enjoy a work of art! I still find myself in my early 30′s wanting to take that picture with Spider Man. You will […]

By |November 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Jonathan Bolerjack making the trip from CA!

We are happy to announce his 1st appearance at this years show! You might recognize his reworked clone trooper/marvel creations! A growing fan base in the southwest will hopefully continue to bring Jonathan back out each year!

Before becoming an AVID editor, Jonathan worked in the comic industry for DC Comics / Warner Bros. as an Inker and graphic artist. Now, as an editor; he has done projects for video game industry superstars like Keith Arem and well known actors like Jack McGee. He also has done many motion graphic projects for various companies.

Jonathan has also been nice enough to create a exclusive print only available for this years show!  Stop by and say hello to all of our traveling artist/creators from other cities and states!

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By |October 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Brian Pulido celebrates his 4th year attending the TCC6 by releasing 4 exclusives!

1. Lady Death: Secrets 1 – Hellstorm Edition. Illustrated by Buzz. Colored by Jason Jensen.

Limited to 125 serially numbered copies.

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2. Lady Death: All Hallows Evil 1 –  Scorpio Edition. Illustrated by Nei Ruffino.

Limited to 99 serially numbered copies.

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3. Lady Death: All Hallows Evil 1 – Naughty Scorpio Edition. Illustrated by Nei Ruffino.

Limited to 69 serially numbered copies.

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4. Lady Death: Royal Print. 11 * 17. Illustrated by Richard Ortiz.

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By |October 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Fantasy Comics Presents! Zach Howard & Ben Truman!

 

Zach Howard:

Zach Howard is a long time comic book illustrator. He is a co-founder of Noble Transmission with Mike Raicht and Austin Harrison. His works include: Wild Blue Yonder, Joe Hill’s The Cape, and G.I.Joe covers for IDW Comics; Aliens, Outer Orbit with Sean Gordon Murphy, and Star Wars Dark Times covers for Dark Horse Comics.

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Ben Truman:

Benjamin Truman is the writer and co-creator of Hawken, a weird western mini-series. He is also a contributor to The New York Times best-selling anthology FUBAR, and the story lead to the highly anticipated Black Mesa, a re-creation of the popular PC game Half-Life.

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By |October 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

BOOM! KABOOM! It’s Hannah Nance Partlow making her return to Tucson!

 

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Hannah Nance Partlow is an artist and letterer who is currently working with BOOM! Studios and as a contributor to various projects in and out of the comics industry.

Hannah is hand-lettering the Adventure Time: Candy Capers series for KABOOM and is also a cover artist for the series! She has created logos for several new releases, including Dean Trippe’s Something Terrible, MonkeyBrain Comics new releaseAmazing Forest by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas, and BOOM! Studios’ new publishing imprint BOOM! Box. She has created custom lettering for Marlo Meekins’ Inspirational Posters by Marlo Meekins Topatoco project and a music video written and directed by Hope Larson. Hannah recently collaborated with Jim Rugg to create hand-painted signage at the iam8bit Gallery’s Supernerd exhibition in Los Angeles.

A Tucson native, Hannah has recently relocated to Los Angeles and embraced the hectic lifestyle of days spent as a designer for BOOM! and nights spent freelancing.

For more information about Hannah’s current and upcoming projects, please visit hannahmakeslotsofthings.com and follow her on Twitter @hannahnpartlow.

 

By |October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Upcoming Movies of 2014-2016 w/Gareth Von Kallenbach Saturday @ Noon in the Turquoise Panel Room

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Gareth Von Kallenbach is a syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site “Skewed and Reviewed” as well as Skewed and Reviewed: The MagazineHe has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on the top rated Seattle morning show as well as their syndicated Geek Nation show and his own Skewedcasts.

Gareth has worked in the game industry giving him insider access to the latest industry news and has appeared in the film versions of “Postal” and “Far Cry” as well as other films such as “Love Happens”.
 
In 2011 Gareth and his wife moved to AZ to open a second office for Skewed and Reviewed and they have been a regular part of conventions and shows in the Southwest as well as organizing events for charities and various groups.

 

By |October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Costume Contest Sponsors

Thanks to the following sponsors, we are able to give away some AMAZING prizes for the costume contest! Please support these local shops:

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By |October 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Tucson Comic-Con Costume Contest!

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Welcome to the first Annual Tucson Comic-con Costume Contest! Here we see you strut your creative stuff!

The contest will be held in the Tucson Convention Center Crystal Ballroom (upstairs from the vendor floor) at 6PM Saturday November 2nd, 2013.

Please arrive early for line-up, and check in with the volunteers.

ENTRY FEE: JUST ONE NEW UNWRAPPED TOY! This year the Tucson Comic-Con is helping the costume groups that have always supported us, and accepting toys as an entry fee. These toys will be distributed between the costume groups such as the 501st Legion Dune Sea Garrison Jundland Wastes Squad, Justice League Arizona, and Arizona Avengers etc, who take them to local Tucson Hospitals when they make visits to the hospitalized children! There is no price limit, or cap. Please no stuffed animals, and toys must be new and unwrapped. All toys donated will find their way into the hands of a hospitalized child when these great costumers do their visits!

How To Enter:

Fill out the forms here completely, and we will see you at the contest!

Click HERE to register

Contest administrators reserve the right to refuse an entry due to appropriateness or failure to follow the listed rules.

By submitting an entry you confirm you have read, understood, and agree to abide by all rules set forth HERE
Entering using the online form helps save time, but all contestants must still attend pre-judging. Location and time to be announced, but it will most likely be Saturday before the public contest.

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By |September 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Special Guest: Ken Kristensen From Image Comics

We are happy to announce that Ken Kristensen, co-creator and writer of the smash hit “Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth”,  will be attending  the Tucson Comic Con this year! Here is a synopsis about these series:

A collision of comedy, sex, and violence, follows the misadventures of America’s most dysfunctional family as they go head-to-severed head with an Oprah-loving ax murderer, a cult-crazy soap opera star, and a neo-Nazi prison gang.

If you haven’t read Todd, check out the following reviews by Comic Book Therapy:

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #4

 

We want to mention that Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth will star in his own animated TV Show!

Click HERE for more info

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We also have some info on Ken Kristensen:

Ken Kristensen received an MFA in 2008 from Columbia University Film School. While still in film school he was selected to both the Sundance and IFP labs, and worked as an associate producer under Gary Winick (CHARLOTTE’S WEB) and Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS).

After graduating, he won the prestigious Academy Award Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, and was a finalist for the Disney Feature Fellowship. On the heels of that he was hired by Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon to write a graphic novel spinoff of The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, which will be published by Dark Horse Comics.

A rabid comic book geek, Ken co-created the critical and commercial hit Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth an Image Comics (The Walking Dead) series. The series is one of many projects Ken has in development with his […]

By |September 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Brian Pulido Returns To Tucson!

One of our favorite guests is returning again to celebrate our 6th Year! For those of you who know Brian personally, you know that he is the Heavy Metal Rock Star of the comic book scene! He always gives you his full attention when you greet him and ask him to sign your books, that is something that can make you a die hard fan for years to come. For those that may not be familiar, here is a short bio to hold you over until you can meet him in November.

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Created in 1991 by writer Brian Pulido, Lady Death was originally a teenaged girl named Hope who is deceived by demons and trades her mortality for eternal life in Hell. Upon her arrival she is enslaved. To ensure her survival she turns to the darkness within herself and begins a transformation into Lady Death. In the end, she fights back and leads a rebellion that topples the mighty Lord of Darkness himself.

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Over the past decade, more than 15 million Lady Death comics have been sold worldwide in seven foreign languages. She has been illustrated by the top fantasy artists including Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Joe Jusko, Brom, Joseph Linsner, David Michael Beck and Steven Hughes among many others. Lady Death products and merchandise have been manufactured in over twenty-five successful licensed categories including a top-selling action figure line.

As a symbol of fierce independence, Lady Death is tattooed on thousands of bodies across the globe.

The first story arc of the new LADY DEATH from Boundless Comics series redefines the otherworldly heroine by having her transformed into a mortal […]

By |August 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off