Todd McFarlane virtual Signing at Comicfest

Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of Image Comics at Comicfest at a special virtual signing with Todd McFarlane 3pm on Sunday at Comicfest.  Todd will discuss the Image founding, the first 20 years, and what’s next for this revolutionary Independent publisher.  Todd will also be fielding questions from the audience throughout the live video feed

 Also don’t miss out on the chance to get Todd McFarlane signed merchandise.   Several Comic vendors  (Time Warp, I Want More Comics, and Craig Duster) in our dealer’s room will have Todd McFarlane signed comics available exclusively for the signing. 

 Join one of the most renowned artists of the last 25 years live via video feed Sunday at 3pm at Comicfest.

Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian cartoonist, writer, toy designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, McFarlane became a comic book superstar due to his work on Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man franchise. In 1992, he helped form Image Comics, pulling the occult anti-hero character Spawn from his high school portfolio and updating him for the 1990s. Spawn was a popular hero in the 1990s and encouraged a trend in creator-owned comic book properties.

Since leaving inking duties on Spawn with issue #70 (February 1998), McFarlane has illustrated comic books less often, focusing on entrepreneurial efforts, such as McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane Entertainment, a film  and animation studio. In September, 2006, it was announced that McFarlane will be the Art Director of the newly formed 38 Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, founded by major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling. He is also a high-profile collector of history-making baseballs.

StarFest Schedule Now Online

You can now look at the actual (to be printed) StarFest schedule on the website. It is on our press info page along with a few other goodies that are living there.

The Zombie Apocalypse Game sheet is there too. If you want to print it out and bring it to the convention, you’ll be special, because the ones we’ll be giving out won’t be in color.

We just heard that Cinnebarre is giving us a few thousand tickets to give away to everyone coming to the convention. They will be placed in your goodie bag for the convention – that is if the staff members making up the goodie bags don’t pocket them…

Mister Tim Performing at ComicFest Friday night

Mister Tim

Mister Tim
Voice Artist, Songwriter, Composer, and Actor

Mister Tim is very excited to perform his geek-centric music for the 2012 Comicfest audience. In addition to being the driving force behind comedy a cappella quartet moosebutter, whose “Star Wars (John Williams is the Man)” shot to viral internet fame in 2008, Mister Tim performs with more than a dozen award-winning vocal groups, including his own solo vocal live-looping show.To get a taste of what he does, take a look at his one-man demonstration video. Mister Tim is taking beat boxing and a cappella performance to the next technological level. It’s just amazing what he can do in a live performance!

Mister Tim’s 2012 Comicfest performance will include several brand-new Sci-Fi/Fantasy songs, available on CD at the show and on his web site after the show and on Saturday at his table at Comicfest. Everything you hear in his performance and in his recordings is Mister Tim: every sound, instrument, note and word comes from his voice.

For more details, visit mistertimdotcom.com.

Comicfest is pleased to Announce writer JT Krul’s return to Comicfest!

 

JT Krul
Writer

After breaking into the MARVEL COMICS in the pages of X-MEN UNLIMITED and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED, J.T. KRULjoined with MICHAEL TURNER and ASPEN STUDIOS to write for their flagship properties, FATHOM and SOULFIRE.  He also created the hit comic MINDFIELD with ASPEN in 2010.  In recent years, J.T. has been a mainstay at DC COMICS, writing several titles including GREEN ARROW, BATMAN: JOKER’S ASYLUM, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE RISE AND FALL, TEEN TITANS, and the New York Times Best Seller BLACKEST NIGHT: TITANS.  He is currently writing CAPTAIN ATOM as part of DC’s New 52.  This summer will see the release of SUPERMAN BEYOND and THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT in the pages of G.I. COMBAT, as well as the SOULFIRE: SEARCH FOR THE LIGHT event that will lead into the 4th volume of that acclaimed series.  JT will be appearing courtesy of the good folks of I  Want More Comics.

 

 

 

Comicfest is pleased to announce Tony Bedard as a guest!

 

Tony Bedard
Writer

Creator of the all-new GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS and BLUE BEETLE series for DC Comics, Tony Bedard has been a nonstop font of creativity for close to 20 years.  In all that time, scientists have been unable to explain his seemingly ageless looks, manly vitality and minty-fresh breath.  Known for top-tier superhero comics like GREEN LANTERN CORPS and EXILES, Tony also wrote critical darlings like GREAT TEN, KISS KISS BANG BANG, and the animated feature, TUROK SON OF STONE. Conspiracy theorists point to his science-fiction epics NEGATION and R.E.B.E.L.S. as evidence that he is actually an alien.  Others point to his vibrant heroines in ROUTE 666, ROGUE and BIRDS OF PREY as evidence that he is actually a teenaged girl.  Tony encourages you to find out for yourself at ComicFest 2012.  Tony will be appearing courtesy of the good folks at I Want More Comics.

                 

Comicfest adds Freddie E. Williams as a Guest

Freddie E Williams
Artist

Freddie E. Williams II burst onto the comic book scene in 2005, when he began work with DC on the Eisner Award winning series SEVEN SOLDIERS: MISTER MIRACLE. Since then, he has Illustrated a long list of DC Comics titles, including: ROBIN, the FLASH, COUNTDOWN, 52, BLUE BEETLE, AQUAMAN, JSA ALL-STARS and currently the NEW52 title CAPTAIN ATOM. Freddie is a (mostly) digital artist whose innovative approach to art can be seen in his new how-to book, the DC COMICS GUIDE TO DIGITALLY DRAWING COMICS.  You can check Freddie’s work out on web at www.freddieart.com.  Freddie will be at Comicfest on Saturday and Sunday only.

 

 

 

3rd annual Comicfest Poker Night at I Want More Comics

Poker Night

Pre-con event

Hosted by I Want More Comics in Northglenn, Poker Night has become a Pre-Con tradition!  It’s a great night of fun with players of all skill levels and ages. Every $25 raffle ticket purchased is a winner of a great comic, media, or gaming related prize. Everyone leaves a winner, and whether you’re there for the prizes, cards, or just to talk with friends it’s always a great time. Make plans to join us on Saturday February 25th for all of the fun and prizes.  Call Jason Page at 303-506-4655 or the good folks at I Want More Comics at 303-460-7226 for more details.

 

Comicfest adds John Layman as a guest

John Layman
Writer/Letterer/multi-Eisner Award winner

John Layman is the creator, writer and letterer of CHEW, the New York Times best-selling, Harvey Award and multi-Eisner Award winning cannibal cop comedy series from Image Comics. Layman was an editor for WildStorm Production and has written or lettered for nearly every major publisher in comics for the last decade and a half. CHEW was the 2011 Eisner winner for Best Continuing Series, and winner of both the Eisner and the Harvey in 2010 for Best New Series. He’s written Godzilla, Thundercats, Gambit, Scarface, Red Sonja, Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four, the Marvel Identity Wars Annuals, Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen… and a whole lotta other stuff.  You can learn more about John at http://themightylayman.blogspot.com/.

John will be at Comicfest all weekend long.