C2E2 2014 Artists, Panels, Events and Exclusives!

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)  will be held this weekend, April 25-27th.  Here is a look at some of the artists, panels and exclusives you can find this weekend at C2E2!

MERCHANDISE

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-REVIVAL, HACK/SLASH and BATTLEPUG shirts will be available at the Super Hero Stuff store at Booth 827!

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-Comic Book Displays will have the 10th Anniversary HACK/SLASH Frame available at Booth 1714!

ARTISTS AND MORE!

(See the full floor map at C2E2.com!)

  • Tim Seeley – Artist Alley G1
  • Daniel Leister – Artist Alley P6
  • Mike Norton – Artist Alley G2
  • Jenny Frison – Artist Alley G3
  • Sean Dove – Artist Alley G4a
  • Rachelle Rosenberg – Artist Alley P5
  • Chris Burnham - Artist Alley H1
  • Sean Forney – Artist Alley H3
  • Skottie Young – Artist Alley V10
  • Tom Stilwell – Artist Alley G5
  • Chrissie Zullo - Artist Alley N6
  • Ryan Browne – Artist Alley O5
  • Ryan Stegman – Artist Alley O6
  • Brian J Crowley- Artist Alley Q4
  • Devil’s Due Entertainment – Booth 643
  • Comic Book Display Inc. – Booth 1714

PANELS AND EVENTS!

Challengers Comics In the Dark Pre-C2E2
Date: Thursday, April 24
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Challengers Comics

To celebrate both the release of IDW’s IN THE DARK Horror Anthology AND C2E2 2014, we’re having a huge bash with a bunch of the IN THE DARK Creators!

James Tynion IV, Justin Jordan, Rachel Deering, Michael Moreci, Tim Seeley, Steve Seeley, Sean E. Williams, Morgan O. Shay, Scott Snyder

Tim Seeley Signing
Date: Friday, April 25
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 619 (Dark Horse Comics)

Mike Norton Signing
Date: Friday, April 25
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 619 (Dark Horse Comics)

Three Floyd’s Brewing: Beer, Comics and Chicago
Date: Friday, April 25
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: S403
Speakers: Barnaby Struve, Brian Azzarello, Nick Floyd, Tim Seeley

Description:
The guys behind Chicagoland’s favorite artisanal craft brewery discuss their secret origins, the influence of comics and genre fandom on their beers and their plans for dominating the liquor store shelves and comic stores! Meet Barnaby Struve, Nick Floyd and special comic book guests/Three Floyd’s beer Fans Brian Azzarello and Tim Seeley! And, maybe get a chance to sample some brews!

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KISS IT – The 10th Anniversary of HACK/SLASH
Date: Saturday, April 26
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Location: N426
Speakers: Belinda “Spaced” McNeill, Jeff Bohn, Jenny Frison, Josh Baylock, Mike Norton, Tim Seeley, Daniel Leister

Description:
This panel will be a retrospective discussion on the 10 year run of Cassie Hack, Vlad and the gang from Hack/Slash. Our panel will include Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley, Artists Jenny Frison, Mike Norton and Daniel Leister, as well as Josh Baylock from Devil’s Due and Jeff Bohn, the webmaster of the Hack/Slash website. We will be discussing the first swing of Cassie’s bat to her final issue and the impact that a character like Cassie Hack has on comics. Our panelists will also give insight on what it takes to bring Cassie and the gang to life and much more! There will also be a Q&A with the panelists and an art giveaway.

Fierce Females of Comics
Date: Saturday, April 26
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Location: S401cd
Speakers: Amanda Conner, Jenny Frison, Jill Thompson, Laura Martin, Rachelle Rosenberg

Description:
Join moderator Jimmy Palmiotti as C2E2 brings together some of the fiercest females in the comic book industry for a candid discussion. Guests include Jill Thompson, Amanda Conner, Rachelle Rosenberg, Laura Martin and Jenny Frison.

Dark Horse Builds Characters
Date: Saturday, April 26
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: N426
Speakers: Donny Cates, Eric Powell, Geof Darrow, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joshua Williamson, Scott Allie, Tim Seeley

Description:
In 2014, comics are more diverse than ever and Dark Horse continues to pride itself on producing the greatest serialized storytelling from some of the biggest names in the industry! From Hellboy to Buffy, to Luke and Leia, some of the most iconic characters in comics and beyond call Dark Horse home. Join us as we talk character development with writers who tell their tales! Editor in Chief, Scott Allie is joined by Project Black Sky scribes Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight) and Joshua Hale-Fialkov (Skyman), as well comics legend Geof Darrow (Shaolin Cowboy), Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Sundowners, The Occultist) and newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill) for insight, announcements and much much more!

C2E2 Charity Art Auction
Date: Saturday, April 26
7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: S403
Speaker: Steve Borock

Description:
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Please join us for the 2nd Annual Charity Art Auction at C2E2! Come on down and bid with other art enthusiasts for the chance to own a piece of original art from some of your favorite Creators including Adi Granov, Geof Darrow, Chris Samnee, Tim Seeley and many more. All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and your participation in this event will help support lifesaving research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. HAVE FUN. GET ART. SAVE LIVES.

Tim Seeley Draws!
Date: Sunday, April 27
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Artist Alley Stage
Speaker: Tim Seeley

Description:
C2E2 2014 has all kinds of incredible features to enhance our Fan experience and of course, we couldn’t leave out Artist Alley! Back again this year, we have the Artist Alley Stage located right in the middle of our Artist Alley. Here you will find your favorite creators sketching live for you to watch, projected onto a screen for easy viewing for all fans, all weekend long! Make sure to add this stage to your “must-see” list for the show.

It’s More than Drawing: Exploring Other Careers in the Comics Industry
Date: Sunday, April 27
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: S401cd
Speakers: Mike Norton, Russ Burlingame, Dave Scheidt, Juan Carlos Baez, Richard Perez, Shanna Wallace

Description:
While it is an incredible dream, working in the comic industry is not just limited to being an artist. “It’s More than Drawing: Exploring Other Careers in the Comics Industry” will dive into the various professions of the comics industry, what they entail, offer and more.

EXCLUSIVES!

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Basecamp & Shawnimals
Booth(s): 655,
Resketch Artist – Four Star Studios
Category: Collectable
Resketch books are sketchbooks made of reclaimed paper, made for people who believe in drawing. These limited edition covers were created by the artists at Four Star Studios in Chicago, including: Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Sean Dove. Each is limited to 20 pcs, signed and numbered by the artist. Exclusively at the Shawnimals + Basecamp booth. $50 each.

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Comic Book Display Inc.
Booth(s): 1714,
Batman c2e2 Comic Book Displays 8×10
Category: Comic
We are going to have DC artist Ken Hunt doing a guest Signing all three days and for us having him as a guest he is making 100 8×10 prints to be given away for free. They are Batman prints and will have the c2e2 exclusive Logo as well as the Comic book Displays Logo. These prints are free to the 1st 100 people to show up to our booth.
Comic Book Display Inc.
Booth(s): 1714,
Comic Book Displays Big Dog Ink Exclusive
Category: Comic
Big Dog Ink Penny for your soul Variant with art By Dan Leister and he will also be doing a Guest signing its a limited edition comic of only 250 copies made

Comic Book Display Inc.
Booth(s): 1714,
Mercy Sparx Comic Book Displays Variant
Category: Comic
and we will also have Mercy sparx #1 Comic book displays variant there with Cover art by Dan Leister. Matt Merhoff and Josh Blaylock as well as Dan will be doing a guest signing at our booth over the weekend.

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Devil’s Due Entertainment
Booth(s): 643,
Mercy Sparx – Jen Broomall Sketch Cover
Category: Comic
Jenevieve Broomall illustrates an amazing picture of Mercy Sparx as her true gritty self. Get this limited black & white sketch version only at the convention.

Devil’s Due Entertainment
Booth(s): 643,
Mercy Sparx – Talent Caldwell Sketch Cover
Category: Comic
Talent Caldwell takes on Mercy in this exclusive black & white variant. Featuring Mercy beating the holy heck out of a bar full of trouble-making angels.

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Graphitti Designs
Booth(s): 627,
BATMAN: ETERNAL #1
Category: Comic
Written by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley and John Layman with artwork by Jason Fabok, it’s the start of a Bat-story so big it’s going to take every week of the year to tell! A massive cast of Gotham City’s best (and worst) examines the relationship between Batman, his allies and his city. In this debut issue, Commissioner James Gordon is caught on the wrong side of the law! This issue features the Batman 75 commemorative logo.

FORNEY

Sean Forney
Booth(s): H3,
Atticus the Wicked Werewolf
Category: Toy
Atticus the Wicked Werewolf was designed by Bryan K Borgman and sculpted by Steven Patt. This convention exclusive is limited to 20 pieces. Each “Strawberry Red” resin casting is hand-poured by Acheson Creations for use in Kaiju Kaos. Each minifigure is approximately 2 inches tall and comes packaged in a clear clamshell with C2E2 exclusive backer card by Sean Forney. Price: $10.00

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Booth(s): H3,
Scarlet Huntress limited edition print
Category: Collectable
Limited edition art print of Scarlet Huntress by artist Sean Forney. The print is limited to 20 and will be signed and numbered. It is a full color 11 x 17 inch print available only from Sean Forney for $10 each.

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July 2014 Solicitations – HACK/SLASH SON OF SAMHAIN #1, GRAYSON #1

Upcoming comics scheduled for a release in July 2014…

(updating as publishers release their solicitations!)

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HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN #1
story: MICHAEL MORECI & STEVE SEELEY
art: EMILIO LAISO
cover: STEFANO CASELLI
incentive cover: CAMERON STEWART
JULY 2 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50

Your favorite slasher hunter is BACK! When a mysterious cult of monsters arises, Cassie is forced to return to the life she thought she’d left behind. Coupled with a new partner and faced with enemies unlike any she has battled before, Cassie must confront the darkness in the world—and in her own life—in new ways. The agents of evil never rest; unfortunately for them, neither does Cassie Hack.

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REVIVAL #22
story: TIM SEELEY
art: MIKE NORTON
cover: JENNY FRISON
JULY 16 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99

Dana gets dangerously close to the killer stalking black market organ thieves in NYC. Ibrahaim gets even closer to the terrible origins of the scarred hitman.

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GRAYSON #1
Written by TIM SEELEY
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
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1:100 Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
On sale JULY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Retailers: This issue will ship with four covers. Please see the order form for more information.
Dick Grayson. Former sidekick. Former Super Hero. Former dead man. And now…agent of Spyral?!
A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins in this new, ongoing series. It’s a super-spy thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: You might think you know Nightwing – but you don’t know Dick.

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BATMAN ETERNAL #13
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by MIKEL JANIN
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 2 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
A demon from Jim Gordon’s past comes to haunt him in Blackgate while the Gang War threatens to rip Gotham City apart! Can Jason Bard keep the order without coming head to head with Batman himself?

BATMAN ETERNAL #14
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by JASON FABOK
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
As the Gang War reaches a bloody climax, Batman and Jason Bard must bear witness to the horrifying last stand of The Penguin! Plus, Jim Gordon makes a terrible decision that will shape the rest of his life.

BATMAN ETERNAL #15
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 16 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Who is behind the hell beneath Arkham Asylum? Can Batwing and Jim Corrigan hope to stop it before it breaks out and consumes all of Gotham City?

BATMAN ETERNAL #16
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Red Robin is out to solve the mystery of the nanovirus spreading among Gotham City’s poorest, but Harper Row isn’t going to let him do it alone! Can Batwing escape the clutches of The Joker’s Daughter?

BATMAN ETERNAL #17
Written by SCOTT SNYDER, JAMES TYNION IV, RAY FAWKES, JOHN LAYMAN and TIM SEELEY
Art by DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 30 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Years ago, Gotham City faced a power Batman could barely overcome…Now, deep beneath Arkham Asylum, he will rise again, and the city will know his wrath…

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CHASTITY #1

In Shops: 7/9/2014  SRP: $3.99
(W) Marc Andreyko (A) Dave Acosta (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley
In the 1980′s and after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother’s) Olympic dreams, 17 year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels… but little does she know that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death – a world that she will be dragged into kicking and screaming. The classic Chaos! Character returns – reimagined, rebooted, and ready for blood! Join fan-favorite scribe MARC ANDREYKO (Batwoman, Torso, Manhunter) and artist Dave Acosta for the blood-curdling adventures of a girl who is most definitely NOT your father’s vampire!

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(W) Tim Seeley (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley, Nei Ruffino, Ardian Syaf
In Shops: 7/2/2014  SRP: $3.99
While the Chosen are under siege by zombie biker gang, Homicide and the Dead Onez, Evil Ernie makes his way to St. Louis in search of a man who may the key to Armageddon!

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Press Release – CHASTITY, THE POPULAR CHAOS! CHARACTER GETS HER OWN SERIES! (with Tim Seeley Cover)

WRITTEN BY MARC ANDREYKO, A DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION SET FOR JULY RELEASE!

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April 17th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Following hot on the heels of Dynamite’s Chaos! series relaunch with Tim Seeley, Dynamite is proud to announce another great Chaos! character return – she’s reimagined and ready for blood! Join fan-favorite scribe Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Torso, Manhunter) and artist Dave Acosta for the blood-curdling adventures of a girl who is most definitely NOT your father’s vampire! Chastity #1 will be released by Dynamite this July, featuring covers by Emanuela Lupacchino and Tim Seeley, as well as a shared retailer cover by José Luis!

In Chastity #1, in the 1980′s, after a career-ending injury shatters her (and, really, her mother’s) Olympic dreams, 17-year-old Chastity Marks finds an escape in a popular series of vampire novels… but little does she know that the novels conceal a secret underworld of blood, agony, and death- a world that she will be dragged into kicking and screaming.

“Chastity has been a blast to write and update for the post-Twilight, romantic, warm fuzzy view of bloodsuckers,” says Chastity writer Marc Andreyko, “As Chas and the readers will soon discover: be careful what you wish for. Her adventures will uncover the true faces of supernatural evil as she tries to find a world, any world, in which she belongs.”

“Marc has taken the current conventions of vampires and vampire fiction and spun them into a new backstory for Chastity in a way that is a perfect and seamless blend of the old and new.” – Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor

“We have been very deliberate when putting together the creative teams for the Chaos! books, as we build this beloved universe,” says Dynamite CEO / Publisher Nick Barrucci. “With so many acclaimed books under Marc Andreyko’s belt such as Batwoman and Manhunter, he is the perfect choice to spearhead Chastity’s ongoing series!”

Marc Andreyko is a comic book and screenwriter, known for his work on books such Manhunter for DC Comics and Torso, a creator-owned true crime series he has co-written with Brian Michael Bendis. Marc currently writes Batwoman for DC Comics.

Chastity #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release on July 9, 2014.  Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Chastity #1 with their local comic book retailers.  Chastity #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more.  Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.  In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent.  Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

All characters, names, logos, etc. are ™ and © their respective owners.  Press release written by Josh Green.

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HACK/SLASH Shirt Preview, Nightwing 30 Update

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Tim Seeley and Mike Norton shared previews of the upcoming REVIVAL, HACK/SLASH and BATTLEPUG shirts available soon from Superherostuff.com.

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DC Comics has announced that Tim Seeley and Tom King will be writing NIGHTWING 30, available May 28th.

The GRAYSON creative team of Seeley, King and artists Jorge Lucas, Mikel Janin, and Javier Garon take on the NIGHTWING finale with NIGHTWING #30, out May 28th.

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Tim Seeley, Tom King and Mikel Janin Take on DC’s GRAYSON in July

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Check out the full story at USA Today

Dick Grayson is trading his superhero suit for secret-agent cool.

Batman’s former sidekick embarks on a new life as an undercover superspy in the comic book Grayson, an action-adventure series premiering July 2 from DC Comics. It’s written by Tim Seeley (Revival) and Tom King, a former CIA counterterrorism operations officer.

 

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