The Hawthorne High School Comic Convention was another fun time for me. It was a nice mix of comic legends and newcomers. I didn’t sell too much, but I still had a blast talking with peers and drawing up art cards. I was also able to pick up some trades for FIVE bucks! I try to learn something new from every experience. At this Con I learned a few things. It’s easier to pull my handcart rather than push it… And… I can’t draw the Silver Surfer (at least in one minute.) Next time someone comes by for a quick minute sketch, I’ll know what to draw. Something I know, it’s gonna be a Ninja Turtle or Groo.
This Saturday will be my next Comic Convention and it is SO close to home! It’s the Hawthorne High School Comic Convention! I’ll be there with plenty of nifty stuff to sell and I’ll be doing Art Cards for $2! Take a look at the official press release:
New Jersey’s finest comic convention the Hawthorne High School Comic Convention is back for it’s fifth great show.
We are extremely proud of the convention and we hope everyone old time or new comic book fan will join us for this wonderful day celebrating this wonderful visual and literary art form.
Here’s all the info you need to attend:
The convention is a great family friendly event and a true bargain with a $4.00 entrance fee. The convention takes place Saturday May 9th from 10am – 4pm at Hawthorne High School, 160 Parmelee Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506. It’s easily accessible by car or train.
Here are the events happening this Saturday May 9th:
1 – Learn to create your own comic characters taught by Scott Roberts.
2 – Sculpting the Heroic Figure taught by Ian Dorian.
3 – Storytelling taught by Michael Golden.
There will be other lessons taught during the day.
An Auction featuring signed collectible comics and graphic novels and original comic
Comic creators appearing at the show include some of the greatest talent in comics today.
Here’s the guest list as of May 6, 2009:
Mercy Van Vlack
Bob Schreck (tent.)
Rodney Ramos (Tent.)
Comic Artist Guild
See you there!
The My Pal Mark Shop is officially OPEN for business! There is a TON of great goodies only available here for unbelievable prices! Books, Shirts, CDs and the one I’m most excited for… Original Art! You send me a request and a little cash and I’ll send you a full color drawing! And the shop will only get bigger as time goes on. I have plenty of ideas for more shirts, comics, and CDs. Take a look around the PayPal Verified shop and treat yourself to something swell… you deserve it SHOP NOW
Just a reminder, Tomorrow, May 2, 2009 is Free Comic Book Day. Go to any participating comic shop (most of them are) and get yourself some free comics. You can do what I do and visit every comic shop in the area and get a ton of free comics. There’s a great lineup of comics this year you can see the list at www.freecomicbookday.com
Be sure to let me know which is your favorite. I’m looking forward to Green Lantern: Blackest Night!