Happenings: Toronto ComiCON February 28th plus Guy Davis Exhibition Feb. 27th

When: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 2010.

Hours: 11AM – 5PM

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building Room 206 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Guests:
GUY DAVIS (B.P.R.D.) (see below)
CAMERON STEWART (Batman & Robin)
RAY FAWKES (The Apocalipstix)
FRANCIS MANAPUL (Adventure Comics, The Flash)
AGNES GARBOWSKA (You, Me & Zombie)
MARCUS TO (Red Robin)
RICHARD ZAJAC (Adventure Comics)
KELLY TINDALL (Proof)
MARCIO TAKARA (Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles)
ERIC VEDDER (Darkstalkers)
JOE VRIENS (Darkstalkers)
plus TY TEMPLETON (Star Trek: Mission’s End) courtesy of the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop

Dealers:
A&C Games, All New Comics, Canstar Toys, Comic Book Addiction, Comic Age Entertainment, Conspiracy Comics, DragonStar, HaganLand, Harley Yee Rare Comics, Heavy Mental Designs, The Labyrinth, Mad Men Comics, Major Comics, Manish Mistry, Milo Accessories, Myths Legends & Heroes, Pendragon, Red Nails/ Blue Ribbon, Shockwave Comic Books, Unknown Worlds, Wyldstar

Artists Alley/Other Exhibitors
Gavin McCarthy, DMF Comics, J.E. Lozano, Heroes of the World, Max the Mutt Animation School, Toronto Cartoonists Workshop

ALSO, held in conjunction with this event:

ART ORIGINALS.CA PRESENTS: Of Mystery and the Macabre: The Guy Davis Exhibition
2009 Eisner award winning artist makes rare Toronto appearance

Editor’s Note: although the artist featured isn’t Canadian, we thought you might find this of interest because the event is being coordinated by new Canadian company artoriginals.ca (the group that put together last fall’s Darwyn Cooke exhibit and workshop) and the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop, which holds regular classes taught by comics professionals like Ty Templeton.

artoriginals presents master of the macabre and B.P.R.D. artist Guy Davis, who will be making a special Toronto appearance at the Gladstone Hotel on Saturday, February 27 for an interactive workshop and exhibition followed by an appearance at the Toronto ComiCON as a featured guest on Sunday, February 28.

Davis, recipient of the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Artist, is best known as the penciler and inker on Mike Mignola’s long running series B.P.R.D., chronicling the supernatural tales of the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Mignola, best known as the creator of Hellboy (who was a former member of the B.P.R.D. team), is also the series co-writer, along with John Arcudi. The Hellboy property has spawned two feature films and several animated versions. Fans and many industry insiders believe that B.P.R.D. is likely to be the next Mignola property that will be adapted for the big screen.

Selected works spanning Davis’ career, including Sandman Mystery Theatre, B.P.R.D. and The Marquis, will be featured in the exhibition along with an interactive and insightful workshop for registered patrons.

Schedule of events

Saturday, February 27
Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West

Constructive Storytelling: The 180 Minute Master Class, 1 – 4 pm: Master artist Guy Davis is set to provide patrons with the key components of his vast storytelling bible. The lecture, demonstration and Q&A elements are a unique opportunity to get inside the head of one of the industry’s most renowned visionaries.
$105 per person – limited spots available (15 participants). Email info@artoriginals.ca to register.

Of Mystery and the Macabre, 7:30 – 11:30 pm: featuring selected works from Davis’ award-winning projects including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Mike Mignola’s B.P.R.D. and The Marquis. A brief question and answer period hosted by Mark Askwith of SPACE will precede the exhibit.
Free admission

Sunday, February 28
Metro Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West

Toronto ComiCON, 11 am – 5 pm: Guy Davis will be a featured guest at Toronto ComiCON.

Please direct all inquiries to: Sean Menard, Director, Marketing and Publicity – artoriginals
647.328.1656 info@artoriginals.ca http://www.artoriginals.ca

For an early preview of the Guy Davis exhibit, you can visit Toronto store THE LABYRINTH at 386 Bloor Street West. Selected pieces from the exhibit will be on display in the store between now and February 26th. The Labyrinth will also be setting up a booth at ComiCON!

http://cartoonistsworkshop.wordpress.com/2010/02/13/the-labyrinth-hosts-a-guy-davis-exhibit-preview/

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  1. Hobbystar was able to accomodate a few additional dealers: Craig Robin, Kewl Collectibles, Komico (Montreal retailer) and Ward Fernandez.

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