Benefiting Toys For Tots
Next show: Saturday December 8, 2012
King of Prussia Firehouse, 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
10 AM – 4 PM
Star Wars 501st “Shoot-A-Trooper” * Raffles * Face Painting * Cupcake Bar * Door Prizes
We’ll have tables there!!
On Saturday, September 29th historic Asbury Park, NJ will host an insanely amazing comic con in the newly remodeled Asbury Lanes bowling alley/rock club. Independent and self-published creators will gather to share and inspire, and fans will be treated to a bazaar of collectibles, prints, and promos throughout the day. Guests include: The Kubert School, Jack Kirby Museum, Larry Hama, Top Shelf Comix, Deadhorse , Evan Dorkin, and more. And you can a friend can get in for FREE!
By donating a dollar (or more!) to the HERO INITIATIVE you can enter to win a pair of tickets to what will be one of your most memorable convention experiences. Why Hero Initiative? Because the Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays’ creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Did we mention Asbury Lanes is located one block from the boardwalk which features Shepard Fairey murals, restaurants, bars, shops, & galleries, and is not far from the Silverball Pinball Museum?
To Donate to Hero Initiative: Call The Comic Book Shop at 302.477.1119 OR come see us in person! 1855 Marsh Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810.
See you in Asbury Park!
Titus and I just got back from another fantastic weekend at the Allentown Comic Con! Several times a year we set up in the Merchant’s Square Mall for a one or two day convention that draws crowds from all over the region, ready to get their geek on.
The show is great to work as a vendor(not too far away, table prices are reasonable, easy load in/out) and as a fan (always different celebrities and guests, variety of panels, lots of vendors). We also enjoy meeting creators and supporting their comics directly. Like farm-to-table food, creator-to-reader comics bears a special weight to the product.
Two independent creators stood out from the crowd this weekend because their comics made me laugh. I stopped at Vince LoGreco’s table of original art for his comic strips because they were easy to ready from a distance and were pretty funny! His OH-NO Comics have been collected in two volumes and counting. The other book I couldn’t leave without buying is Busty Girl. One hundred webcomics with the woe of endowment will reassure those who are suffering and enlighten those without.
Thank you to The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley for taking photos of last weekend’s Mega Show!
As the show started to wind down during the last hour we were able to move around the room and meet some guests who had been buried behind lines of guests all weekend. Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who played Boba Fett, and Dickey Beer, stunt-man extraordinaire, had already packed to leave but were gracious to tarry for a few more fans. Although he said he would be breaking down at 4:30p, a half-hour before show ending, the charming Jim Steranko stayed long after to meet fans, give autographs, and spin amazing yarns of comic cons past. He told us the secret to his eternal youth and unwavering pompadour is his raw food diet. If you were to see him in action, you’d believe it!
Comic-cons aren’t just about selling comics and toys, meeting movie stars, and buying original art pages – they’re also where we meet creators, talk comics with strangers, and introduce the next generation to comics, collectibles, and cons. We’re fortunate to have a unique and evolving hobby. It is our responsibility to pass our kn0wledge and respect to those who haven’t learned it yet, to keep classics alive and while creating new ones.