Saturday was the birthday of actress Elsa Lanchester, so to celebrate, John Rozum posted an amazing gallery of art inspired by her most famous role, the Bride of Frankenstein. A ton of comics artists are included and you can see many of them below the break. Be sure to visit Rozum’s site for even more, including additional pieces by Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan and Bruce Timm, as well as art by Basil Gogos, William Stout, and Mike McKone. Continue Reading »
Not to mince words, HeroesCon is my San Diego. Scheduled for June 3-5 at the Charlotte Convention Center this year, I recently caught up with Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find Creative Director Rico Renzi, to discuss what to look forward to at HeroesCon 2011. Anyone that has read my past con reports knows how much I always enjoy this family friendly/comics focused con, and will not be surprised to learn I will be in attendance again this year. Thanks to Renzi for the interview and for giving us the scoop that Farel Dalrymple is returning to the con this year. I was also enthused to learn the con is trying a Friday night event this year, as well as introducing a new section of the convention floor devoted to comic strip creators.
Tim O’Shea: How are things shaping up with less than a month to go before the con, starting to panic? Planning-wise, how do you and Shelton Drum (con founder/organizer and owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find) divvy up the heavy lifting of making this con happen?
Rico Renzi: HeroesCon is like breathing to Shelton so I’m pretty sure he’s not panicking. This is my first time doing anything like this so, yeah I think there’s some pressure on me. Maybe I get a pass since this is my first year though? Dustin Harbin has been a great help showing me the ropes on a few things, especially the floor plan. Deciding where everyone is going to sit seems like the hardest job to me right now. Aside from that we get great help from our warehouse manager, Seth Peagler. Whether I need someone to brainstorm with or edit my blog posts, Seth is my guy. Also, Andy Mansell has been instrumental in planning and coordinating our programming. These guys keep me sane!
Next February brings the second issues of two titles from the “Mignolaverse” that we first showed you last month — B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth: Gods and Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. And courtesy of our devilish friends at Dark Horse, we’re pleased to give you a first look at the covers and solicitations for those issues. Ryan Sook! Mike Mignola! Monsters! Volcanoes! Coffins! Floating creatures of death! Check out the complete covers and the solicitation text after the jump.
This January sees the debut of two new titles set in the “Mignolaverse” over at Dark Horse Comics. The new year will bring B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth – Gods and Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Our friends at Dark Horse were kind enough to share the covers — two for each first issue — with us in advance.
The new B.P.R.D. series continues the “Hell on Earth” series of stories that started with the “New World” mini. “As Texas goes to Hell, a group of homeless outcasts—led by a young woman who appears to have second sight—evade volcanic eruptions, mass hysteria, and man-eating monsters,” says the solicitation info for the new series.” When the B.P.R.D. take notice of this, the results turn out to be deadly.”
Meanwhile, the two-issue Hellboy mini features big red learning more about the “coming vampire apocalypse,” as well as artwork by Scott Hampton (Simon Dark, Sandman Presents: Lucifer, The Books of Magic).
Check out all four covers after the jump …