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.

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BOB ECKSTEIN

BOB ECKSTEIN

MAD magazine, National Lampoon, Playboy and New Yorker cartoonist, and author of "History of the Snowman," Bob Eckstein will be signing cartoons and copies of his New York Times bestseller, "Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores."

MARK McKENNA

MARK McKENNA

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.

STEVE GEIGER

STEVE GEIGER

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

JOEY MARS

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

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.

ERIC BORNSTEIN

ERIC BORNSTEIN

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.

KAREN GOSSELIN

KAREN GOSSELIN

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

Gary Eckerson

Gary Eckerson, with his friend Mike Lopez, created “Life’s A Beach”, which follows the good natured fun of the kids of Avalon Beach.