NEComicCon March 4-5 is about COMICS
Comic artists, creators and dealers will be at the Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza March 4 & 5 at the Hanover Mall Event Center with a high quality abundance of a variety of genres and styles including silver, gold and modern age and original art.
NEComicCon’s Mission is to show the next generation where the careers are in the creative arts by providing them role models who chose these paths and are willing to answer questions, review portfolios and give helpful advice.
Educators, writers and artists, Alex Simmons (Archie, Blackjack), Mike Lopez and Garrison Eckerson (Life’s a Beach), offer guidance to young folks in comic creation and exploring imagination.
Marvel Comic and DC artists include Joe St.Pierre (Spider-Man), Steve Geiger (Punisher, Hulk) and Mark McKenna (Batman, Deadpool)
Comic strip artist Guy Gilchrist (Nancy, The Muppets), Disney Animator and artist Philo Barnhart (The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast, Secret of NIMH) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Steve Lavigne bring some heavy weight talent to the show from comic art fields outside of the traditional super hero comic book genres.
Independent comic artists are showing that the next big thing may be something you’ve never heard of before. Local independent comic publishers like Bad Kids Press and HB Comics present new titles, and independent artists like Johnny C, Emmanuelle McGowan, Karen Gosselin and Jesse Lundberg present new concepts and characters.
There will be plenty of vintage comic books for sale presented by knowledgeable dealers such as Comicazi (Somerville MA), Rubber Chicken (Bellingham MA), Comically Speaking (Reading MA), Arachknight Comics (Warwick RI), M&T Comics (Hammondton NJ), Bedrock Comics (Framingham MA) and Atomic Dimestore (Centerville MA) among others, along with all forms of pop culture, toys, actions figures, trading and gaming cards, celebrities signing autographs, cosplay, video games and lots more family fun.
And, TV’s Batman and Robin will be appearing in person … Adam West and Burt Ward … along with the Batmobile, Batboat and Batcycle … autographs and photo ops with the dynamic duo all weekend.
Saturday from 10 am until 6 pm, Sunday from 10 am till 5 pm, with early entry available at 9:30 for a higher fee. Children 12 and under free admission with a paid adult admission. Free Parking and Guaranteed Not Boring
Hanover Mall Event Center is located on Route 3, about 15 miles south of Route 93, at Exit 13 (Route 53), plenty of free parking and Walmart, Sears, Macys and lots of restaurants next door.
Disney Artist and Animator, worked on The Little Mermaid and Beauty & The Beast among others. Philo Barnhart is a Second Generation Disney Legend. Philo has worked as a professional film animator. He currently resides in Oak Park, IL, known for his work on feature-length films: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Rescuers Down Under, The Secret of NIMH, Happily Ever After, An American Tail, and special effects for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Philo worked many animated TV shows and video games including The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Jem and the Holograms, Space Ace, Dragons Lair, and many more. He worked on consumer products for several years with Disney, and to this day you can still find his artwork still being used on toys, books, home electronics/appliances, apparel, and posters. Philo's parent Dale Barnhart and Phyllis Barnhart were both animators at Disney's animation studios. Growing up watching the magic of art become animation, he spends his life continuing the tradition of making stories come to life through art. Currently Philo is working with Silver Phoenix Entertainment Inc. His latest comic title is WHISPERS FROM THE VOID.
I don't know if you know this, but I've been a comic book artist for 29 years (check out the on-going Mark Mckenna comic book checklist), having worked for both Marvel and DC comics on the likes of The X Men and Spider Man to Batman and The Justice League. There are more than 500 comics that list my name in the credits and 8,000 plus pages that bear my ink lines on them.
For the past Twenty years Steve Geiger has served as a professional artist in the advertising and comic book fields. After graduating from Buffalo State University, he began his career as an apprentice to the legendary comic book artist John Romita Sr. He was soon hired on staff, and eventually was named Managing Art Director for The Marvel Entertainment Group. Throughout his career he has served as a regular artist on such comics as Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk , Bloodshot, Scion, Lorelei, and Samuree. Steve has also illustrated many covers and single issues (“One Shots”) for such titles as The X-men, Punisher: War Journal, The Fantastic Four, Batman, and countless others. He is now launching his own enterprise, The Evilgeiger Empire, an entertainment development company devoted to the creation, implementation, and production of original content and creator-owned concepts and characters. Current projects include: The Henchman with Devin Hylton, Gabriel Damascus; Cutter, and Plowboy in the Cornmeal Universe with Hollywood Animation, and multiple covers for the new 412 Comics line. Steve lives in Williamsville, NY with his wife Kristy and their son, Steven III. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evilgeigerempire/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EvilSteveGeiger Marvel: http://marvel.com/comics/creators/2067/steve_geiger
Joey Mars is a rock poster, t-shirt artist, illustrator and painter. He has done numerous works for alternative rock bands and publications as well as stadium acts Aerosmith and Grateful Dead. He currently does a daily comic called Cash Money Aliens.
JOE ST PIERRE
Joe St. Pierre’s outstanding comic book career began in the early 1990’s as a penciller of Rai during the first era of Valiant Comics. Joe has also worked as a penciller/writer for Marvel, DC, Image, IDW and Dynamite. Joe is credited for numerous illustrations featuring Spider-Man and the Spider-Man family.
Steve Lavigne (born September 22, 1962) is an American comic book illustrator best known for his lettering and coloring on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title for Mirage Studios. He is the creator of Cudley the Cowlick, Sgt. Bananas, and Stump and Sling. Lavigne inked the backup story in the 1989 collected Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Lavigne, along with fellow Mirage Studios artist Ryan Brown, illustrated the artwork seen on the vast majority of officially licensed Turtles merchandise. The team of Lavigne Brown produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art for Burger King, Pez, Konami, New Line Cinema, Colorforms, and Playmates Toys among many others. Lavigne was a participant in the drafting of the Creators’ Bill of Rights. He is also the basis for the character of Michealangelo, one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, according to TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.
Alex Simmons has drawn Archie Comics and currently writes and draws Blackjack Comics. Over the past 20 years Alex Simmons has written (and in some cases also created) a number of juvenile mysteries under a variety of pseudonyms for many well-known publishers. He has also penned two educational documentaries and several stage plays. One of his plays, Sherlock Holmes & the Hands of Othello, received critical praise and was published in Black Thunder: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Drama, published by Signet/Mentor Books. Simmons has written three movie novelizations for Disney and three biographies for Steck-Vaughn, including one on Denzel Washington. As a voiceover talent, Simmons can be heard on a wide range of projects from O’Henry Bars, to podcasting financial information for DeLoitte and Touche. Simmons has traveled the country as a guest speaker and teaching artist. He has developed and conducted creative writing workshops (prose, comics, journalism, and playwriting), as well as consulted on a number of creative arts programs and curricula for children. Currently, Simmons is serving on the board of the New York State Alliance for Arts and Education. He is also arts and education consultant for the Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation, a curator for his COLOR OF COMICS Exhibit; and he is affiliated with the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art.
An accomplished sculptor with a extensive career in the toy and theme park industries, Larry's figurative sculptures have been shown in a number of art galleries and collectible shows. This site presents a sampler of his work from his 20 plus years experience including having sculpted action figures of STAR WARS and UNIVERSAL MONSTERS for major toy companies such as Kenner and Hasbro. An awesome selection of original sculpts, along with figurines and resin models will be available for sale. Currently residing in Warwick, Rhode Island and am open for full time, freelance and commission work.
Harold Sipe is an award-winning author, game designer and producer who has acted as the creative vision holder and project manager for games produced in partnership with such licensors as Paramount Pictures, National Geographic, Lifetime TV and others. Harold also produced the recently released Captain Action Card featuring art from Jerry Ordway, Paul Gulacy, Murphy Anderson and Kerry Callen. Sipe also writes cutting edge comics; his first book, Screamland, received honorable mention in Publishers Weekly and was named Best Horror Series by Fangoria Magazine. He has written comics for 12 Gauge Comics, Image Comics and IDW Publishing .... Captain Action Game: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/captain-action-card-game
CHARLES D. MOISANT
Eric Bornstein is a master mask maker, having produced high quality masks for theater and parades, will be giving workshops on mask making all weekend.
I work in Oil paints, Ink, Graphite and Digital mediums. Book covers, inside artwork for RPG games and books, science fiction, fantasy, steam punk, creature creation and concepts, horror, character creation, tattoos, portraits and logos.
Gary Eckerson, with his friend Mike Lopez, created “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the good natured fun of the kids of Avalon Beach.
COMICS BY RILANO
Rilano.art will have a collection of anime and manga fanart for you to choose from, with both vintage and modern titles, as well as originals. All drawn by yours truly!