Heroes Con Here We Come


Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Comics Comics and PictureBox advance team has arrived in Charlotte, NC for Heroes Con. Frank and I are lounging in our hotel room, high above the convention center. So far it looks like a fun show and damn fine for back issues. Why, there’s an entire Fangoria section at one table! Anyhow, Tim will be joining us tomorrow and then we have some fun panels:

Friday, 3 pm:

CAGE MATCH: Comics Comics Vs Comics Comics! | Room 208
A live critique session with the editors of Comics Comics. Timothy Hodler, Dan Nadel and Frank Santoro will conduct a no-holds-barred argument about a comic book or graphic novel of their choice. Audience participation is encouraged. Chairs might be thrown.

John Byrne’s FX
Kirby’s OMAC
The new issue of Mome
Kick-Ass 1-3

Saturday, 12:30 pm:

From critical favorite hits like MAGGOTS and POWR MASTRS, to prominence in influential anthologies like KRAMER’S ERGOT, “art” or “abstract” or “out” comics are pushing the boundaries of the avant garde in comics. Join Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reporter as he sits down with Picturebox publisher Dan Nadel, KRAMER’S ERGOT editor Sammy Harkham and publisher Alvin Buenaventura for a frank discussion of this leading edge of art in comics!

Sunday, 1 pm:

CRAFT IN COMICS: Jaime Hernandez, Jim Rugg, and Frank Santoro in Conversation | 213A
Less a conversation on materials and techniques and more a conversation on ideas and beliefs, this panel will focus on tradition and innovation in composition and drawing for comics. From Jaime’s insistence on not using photographs as reference in his comics to Jim’s clarity of composition and Frank’s careful color choices, there are countless tenets of craft that are largely underappreciated by readers. This panel will investigate these ideas and attempt to illuminate and outline them in a lively conversation led by Frank Santoro.

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6 Responses to “Heroes Con Here We Come”
  1. Anonymous says:

    John Byrne’s FX????!!!!

  2. jahfurry says:

    !!! these are some crazygood panels!!! lordamercy make sure at least an mp3 exists of each! quality teamups they are…

  3. Frank Santoro says:

    So we did the cage match and NO ONE in the audience had read MOME!! Not a one!

    So we riffed on Kick-Ass and Omac and Byrne. It was cool, but difficult becuse unlike on the blog we couldn’t really show images to the audience. But the audience was really vocal and we all had an interesting exchange. I think we recorded it.

  4. Marc Arsenault says:

    I got some video before the humidity killed my cam. most of the kirby. I’ll youtubify this week

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have never met a person who has read MOME. I saw a copy once. There was a cat on it.

  6. Marc Arsenault says:

    Al Columbia drew that cat. I very rarely see Mome in stores. I pretty much never can find the Comics Journal anywhere. Someone told me this weekend that Fanta’s distro rocks now, but I remain skeptical.

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