The Asbury Park Comic Con has moved up this year from the small bowling alley to a bigger location. Will be held at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on Saturday March 30th. Went to the ones at the bowling alley and they were great but way too small so this is great. Recommend this to all NJ / NY collectors on here.
Asbury Park Comicon will feature a wide variety of comic book & pop culture purveyors as well as many comic book creators, artists and illustrators. Comic fans will have a rare opportunity to meet the artists, who will be available to sign books that will be sold at each artist’s table. Commissioned sketches are also available from many of the artists for a fee.
Special guest include:
• Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee (creator of the back page Fold-In and Snappy Answers For Stupid Questions). Jaffee celebrates his 92nd birthday the week before the convention. • John Holmstrom ( artist and publisher of the seminal late 70’s Punk Magazine and artist of for the Ramones’ Rocket To Russia and Road To Ruin album covers). This is his first guest appearance at a comic convention ever. • Joe Sinnott (inker at the inception of Fantastic Four, X-Men, Silver Surfer, and many books created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby) • J.G. Jones ( artist for DC’s comics Batman, Before Watchmen, Wonder Woman, and many others) • Eisner Award winner Evan Dorkin (creator of Milk & Cheese, co-creator of Beasts of Burden, writer for Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Shin Chan,) • Sarah Dyer (creator of Action Girl, writer for such television shows as Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Shin Chan, Superman, and Batman Beyond) • Larry Hama (the writer who breathed life into GI Joe for Marvel Comics on over 150 issues and now for IDW) • Dean Haspiel ( Emmy Award winner for his intro art on HBO’s Bored To Death, comic artist for Marvel, DC, Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, and his creator owned Billy Dogma) • Jamal Igle (Super Girl, The Ray, Green Lantern Corps, and many other DC and Marvel books, comics of the rock band Kiss for IDW Publishing, and his creator owned title Molly Danger ) • Danny Hellman (cartoonist for New York Press, Time, S ports Illustrated, Screw, Village Voice, and many others) • Steve Mannion (creator of Fearless Dawn published by Asylum Press) • Stephanie Buscema ( illustrator for My Little Pony, Web of Spider-Man, Girl Comics, Adventure Time Comic) • Mike & Ming of the AMC television show Comic Book Men. The pair from AMC TV’s Comic Book Men and the podcast I Sell Comics will be doing a live broadcast from the Asbury Comicon as well as judging the costume contest.
The Asbury Park Comic Con was conceived by Cliff Galbraith, a comic creator and veteran of most major and many minor comic cons and festivals. Cliff brings an exhibitor and comic artist’s perspective to organizing a comic convention and intends to place the emphasis more on the artists and writers whose work actually makes the comic conventions possible. He is joined by co-promoter Robert Bruce, who refers to himself as a Popculturist having written many articles and contributed to a number of published books on collecting and collectibles. He is a collector and appraiser of rare toys and comics. You can find him on the hit AMC TV show Comic Book Men.
Saturday, March 30th 10 AM to 6 PM Convention Hall 1300 Ocean Blvd. Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Advance admission is $12 online. Visit http://www.AsburyparkComicon.com to reserve tickets to ensure entry in the event of high turnout. Tickets will be $15 at the door if available. Kids under 12 get in free when accompanied by an adult.
Loc: Terrapin Station
I went to the last one super fun took my daughter had a blast! I would love to get some SS books from this show ,how does one go about making that happen?
Now I started out on Heineken, but I soon hit the harder stuff Everybody swore that they'd stand beside me when the game got rough But the joke was on everybody, there wasn't even anybody there to bluff I'm goin' back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough!!!!
On the main page of the Asbury Park Comic Con, they have all of their guests listed but don't have Larry Hama listed. On the guest page though, Larry Hama is listed. I wonder if that means he's coming or not.
I think I am going just to bring my 10 year old daughter to meet Al Jaffee. She loves the MAD tv show and I can't pass it up, only 45 minutes away. Plus I can thank Ulises Farinas for 2 awesome commissions.