2011 Comic Conventions

2011 Comic Conventions

Boy O’ Boy, I can not wait for the comic conventions and appearances I’ll be at this year. Each one of them is super fantastic in their own way. So hard to pick a favorite to recommend, so you should just come to them all! Skip down to read more about each of the shows I’ll be at.

FLUKE 2011 - Comics Are Super Tour

FLUKE = April 23
FLUKE is the best mini-comic and zine show in the southeast. This is it’s 10th year and is one of my most favorite comic events of the year! Robert Newsome and Patrick Dean like to pretend they aren’t responsible for the show but they are the reasons it’s around and I’m so glad they’ve stuck with it. Here are a few nice words from Henry Eudy and I strung together by Heather Mobley McKinney.
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Free Comic Book Day = May 7
Wow! This year’s FCBD at Richard’s Comics and Collectables is going to be the biggest ever! Featuring artists/authors
John Aston, Bradd Parton, James Cogdill, Chrissie Zullo, Derek & Nikki Davis, Tracy Yardley, James Lucas and Gina Biggs.
I’m most excited to be sitting with my good pal Rob Venditti writer of the Surrogates and the new graphic novel The Homeland Directive. He’s also been hard at work adapting the Percy Jackson novels into graphic novels. On top of a ton of free comics Richard has put together a free book for everyone to get sketches and signatures in.
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Fanaticon = May 21
Last year was the first year of Fanaticon and they blew the doors off of the Asheville Art Museum. The free admission made this event truly unbelievably attended and gave it a fantastic vibe with all sorts of folks walking thru the doors. One of my favorite things about the event was the free musical groups in the courtyard with bands that had some sort of comic or theatrical slant to their performances.  Oh and tons of comics from mainstream to independent along with some of the coolest comic themed art I’ve ever seen in one place. Keep an eye out for one of the Fanaticon collector cards I got to create.
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Heroes Convention = June 3-5
I could fill this entire post with reasons why you should go to Heroes Convention. Just go read my previous posts about reasons to go to Heroes Convention. It is such a blast to see all my comic pals there. The guest list reads like the worlds best list of comic book creators. This year is going to be UberSpecial because my good pal Andy Runton has done an amazing Indie Island poster for the event featuring characters from his Owly books. Also Rob Ullman, another great pal of mine, will also be doing something special for Indie Island. I’m so glad that they’re going to be a big part of the event this year and I can’t wait to see what else will be going on.
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