WHERE: This year, the only convention I will be attending is Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. If you’ve ever attended, you know why it’s a must on the summer convention circuit, and if you haven’t, you should do yourself a favor and see how comic conventions can be. Shelton Drum and crew throw a great shebang, and I hope you’ll come down. I’ll be sharing a table with three fantastic artists: Alberto Ruiz, Tracy Mark Lee, and Joe Pekar. Find me and tell me what you thought of any of the work I’ve done so far this year! UPDATE: We’ll be at Booth AA-216 in Artists Alley!
Project: Rooftop presents Superman: Man of Style:
Ready to tug on Superman’s cape? Heck, tear it off and take the tights back to the drawing board! Project: Rooftop is teaming up with Pulp Secret and Jim Hanley’s Universe for a new drawing contest that breaks even our own guidelines. That’s right, Jimmy Olsen, in honor of the 70th anniversary of Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 way back in 1938, P:R, P.S., and JHU are putting out the call for redesigns of the first superhero with Superman: Man of Style! Jim Hanley’s Universe has provided these incredible prizes:
Grand Prize (1) – The Superman No. 14 statue, Superman: Birthright TPB signed by writer Mark Waid, and Superman #676 signed by our own Vito Delsante, who wrote the issue!
Second Prize (1) – Justice League Animated Superman mini maquette and a signed copy of Superman #676.
Third Prize (1) – Superman #676 signed by Vito!
Along with our usual P:R Staff roundtable reviews, fan-favorite writer and DCU expert, Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Superman: Birthright), will be joining in to guest judge the finalists! The winners will be announced on Pulp Secret the following day with commentary from the P.S. crew.
Send in your Superman redesigns to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line, “Superman: Man of Style!” Please include your full name, age, website, and mailing address for prize shipment. International winners may be responsible for prize shipment. All the usual P:R Guidelines apply…except for #7, of course.
All entries must be received by June 15th, 2008!
Albert & the Babe: According to the Simon & Schuster website, Before They Were Famous: Albert Einstein has been moved to September 2009. BTWF: Babe Ruth, however, will be out on February 24, 2009. Art will be by the incredible Andrés Vera Martínez. I’ve seen some pages and they look phenomenal!
SAVAGE TALES #8!
The conclusion of Memento Mori, a Red Sonja tale! With artist Lui Antonio!
Social Networking: If you’re on Facebook or MySpace, feel free to add me to your friends list. I mean, if you’re already visiting this site, you must be a friend of mine, right?
In the Future: Some possible big news, and a redesign of the site. Bookmark me, RSS me, and stay tuned!