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HeroesCon ’14 | Day 2 photos

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Saturday, aka Day 2, of HeroesCon was much busier for creators, so I didn’t always get the opportunity to chat with them that I did on the first day of the Charlotte, North Carolina, convention. In those instances, in place of project updates I provide links to the creators and/or their related works.

Rachel Deering

Rachel Deering

Rachel Deering: Twitter; DeviantArt

Evan Dorkin

Evan Dorkin

I always love running into Evan Dorkin, because he’s both incredibly inviting and witty as hell when dealing with the press.

This fall Dark Horse will release The Eltingville Club hardcover, which collects “every Eltingville story from DorkHouse of Fun, and The Eltingville Club #1–#2 … [as well as] the Northwest Comix Collective alt-comics smackdown and an afterword about the 2002 Adult Swim animated pilot.”

Cara McGee

Cara McGee

Cara McGee: Tumblr; Twitter

Phil Noto

Phil Noto

Phil Noto fans can find him hard at work on Marvel’s Black Widow. Having previously chatted with Noto about the series, I know it was a dream assignment for him. If you have any doubt about his unabashed affinity for the character, look no further than the piece he developed on Friday (see below) for the annual art auction.

Noto at work on his piece for the charity auction

Noto at work on his piece for the charity auction

Jim Rugg

Jim Rugg

According to Jim Rugg, “My big project right now is the release of the new edition of Street Angel from AdHouse Books (as well as its serialization by Monkeybrain through comiXology).”

Tim Sale

Tim Sale

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith: Twitter; website

Bill Watterson ghost work strip 1 for Stephan Pastis

Bill Watterson ghost work strip 1 for Stephan Pastis original

Watterson/Pastis Strip 2 Original

Watterson/Pastis strip 2 original

Watterson/Pastis 3 strip 3 original

Watterson/Pastis 3 strip 3 original

As ROBOT 6 reported earlier this month, the original strips from Bill Watterson’s ghost work on Stephan Pastis’ Pearls Before Swine were on display at HeroesCon the entire weekend. After going on a small tour, the pieces will eventually be auctioned off, with the proceeds donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Joey Weiser

Joey Weiser

I contacted Joey Weiser before the convention, and he was more than happy to give me the official scoop on what’s on the horizon for Mermin:

MERMIN BOOK 3: DEEP DIVE coming in September!

No one knows much about Mer, the underwater kingdom where Mermin the Merman was born, but due to a rising conflict with the people of Atlantis, Mermin is needed back home immediately. Which means that his human friends get to accompany him and see all the aquatic wonders of Mer. But once again, Mermin is tight-lipped about his past – even when it’s swimming right in front of him. And there are enemies lurking in the seedier depths of Mer who’ve got their sights set not only on Mermin, but on Pete and his friends!
Mermin Book 3: Deep Dive

Mermin Book 3: Deep Dive

 

Lines for DeConnick (on right) and Fraction/Zdarsky (on left)

Lines for DeConnick (on right) and Fraction/Zdarsky (on left)

The lines were long for Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarksy whenever I came by to get a photo. This is a blunt way to explain the nontraditional shots I will run of all three.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Matt Fraction (standing) and Chip Zdarsky

Matt Fraction (standing) and Chip Zdarsky

 

Sandy Jarrel

Sandy Jarrell

You may know artist Sandy Jarrell from his recent work on Batman ’66, but in October Oni Press will release his collaboration with writer Jeff Parker on the original graphic novel Meteor Men.

 

Ming Doyle painting her Lois Lane period piece for the Art Auction

Ming Doyle painting her Lois Lane period piece for the Art Auction

Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt hams it up a bit for his picture

Matt Kindt is working on MIND MGMT, Star Wars: Rebel Heist, Rai and Unity.

 

Ivan Brandon

Ivan Brandon

Ivan Brandon: Twitter

Cliff Chiang

Cliff Chiang

Cliff Chiang: Twitter; website

 

Chris Schweizer

Chris Schweizer

After years of photographing my friend Chris Schweizer in a traditional manner, I decided to mix it up a bit. The hair should be seen in profile. Look for The Creeps by Schweizer (published by Abrams/Amulet) in 2015.

J. Chris Campbell

J. Chris Campbell

J. Chris Campbell: Twitter; Tumblr; website

Andrew MacLean

Andrew MacLean

Andrew MacLean: Twitter; Tumblr

Terry Moore

Terry Moore

Terry Moore: Twitter; website

Joe Quinones

Joe Quinones

Joe Quinones: Tumblr; Twitter

Ryan Stegman

Ryan Stegman

Ryan Stegman is quite busy these days at Marvel, understandably.

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Thanks a BUNCH for doing this Tim. I really love seeing photos of comic creators instead of people dressed up as comic creations. Guess I’m weird.

Chris–thanks for orchestrating some of the great creators I was able to photograph, such as Jim Rugg and Noah Van Sciver.

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