Fall Toronto ComiCON update (11/21/2010)

The Fall TORONTO COMICON is coming this Sunday to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building, street level – room 206.

Admission $6 / FREE for Fan Expo Canada VIPs (Pass must be shown at the door) & Kids 8 and Under

UPDATE1: Regrettably, Francis Manapul and Agnes Garbowska had to postpone their latest TO appearance due to a family matter.

UPDATE2: Please note it’s the Santa Claus parade this Sunday, so there will be some road closures downtown along the parade routes. This won’t affect subway service, but if you are driving, be prepared and try to take routes that go around those areas. Bring your family down to the convention before or after – kids 8 & under get in free with an adult.

SPECIAL GUESTS:
– Jamal Igle, Artist – Supergirl (DC)
– Alvin Lee, Artist – Birds of Prey (DC)
– Marcus To, Artist – Red Robin (DC), Soulfire (Aspen MLT)
– Jim Zubkavich, Writer – SkullKickers (Image)
– Scott Chantler, Cartoonist – Two Generals (McClelland & Stewart), Tower of Treasure (Kids Can Press)
– Richard Zajac, Inker, Soulfire (Aspen MLT)
– Ken Steacy
Plus: meet the creative team behind KILL SHAKESPEARE:
– Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery, Writers
– Andy Belanger, Artist
– Kagan McLeod, Cover Artist

JUST ADDED! Nov.16-19th:
– Alex Milne, Artist – Transformers: Drift (IDW)
– Marvin S. Mariano & Chozen Studios

POSTPONED
– Francis Manapul, Artist – The Flash (DC)
– Agnes Garbowska, Artist – Girl Comics (Marvel)

Exhibitor List
All New Comics
Chozen Studios/Marvin S. Mariano
ComicAge Entertainment
Conspiracy Comics
Crasharoo
CyberpunkComics.com
DragonStar
Haganland Inc.
Harley Yee Rare Comics
Heavy Mental Designs
Heroes World
Inky Bits
J.E. Lozano
Kewl Collectibles
LT Comics
Major Comics
Manish Mistry
Marvin Law
Max the Mutt Animation School
Milo Accessories
MTCToys.com
Myths, Legends & Heroes
Peter Jelic
Spent Pencils Studios
The Labyrinth
Wyldstar

MINI ARTIST ALLEY

Jim Zubkavich reports that he will have issue 3 of his runaway hit series for Image Comics – Skullkickers – at the show on Sunday, it’s not out in shops until next Wednesday, he’ll also be bringing copies of the first two issues in whatever the latest printing he has copies left of.

With issue 7 out last week, Kill Shakespeare is becoming the buzz book of the season, and now that the trade paperback collection is out many people are discovering just how much fun this book is. KS was recently mentioned in the New York Times as a great book to give someone this holiday season. Selected original art pieces from the series by Andy B. and Kagan McLeod were recently put up for sale and there will be some OA available at the show on Sunday, and I’m sure Anthony Del Col and Conor McCreery will be happy to fill you in on the most recent developments in the book as well as hint at plans for the KS movie and other fun stuff!

Now that Remembrance/Veteran’s Day has passed, Scott Chantler‘s Two Generals was heralded by the Toronto Star as the best new book on the subject – it’s based on Chantler’s grandfather’s WW2 war diary and his involvement in the Canadian side of the D-Day invasion and subsequent war operations into Normandy and France. Scott’s other book Three Thieves Book 1: Tower of Treasure was also recently released and is a fun, dungeons and dragons style adventure that can be enjoyed by children of all ages. He’ll have copies of both available at the show on Sunday as well as original art.

Since Francis and Agnes were unable to attend, Transformers: Drift artist Alex Milne has stepped up and will be at the show on Sunday. He’ll be sketching and selling prints at the show and will have some of his Transformers comics available for sale.

We’re really excited that industry vet Ken Steacy will be at the show on Sunday. Ken lives in BC these days, but has been in town recently teaching for Max the Mutt Animation School. He’ll be doing sketches/commissions and he’ll be talking military history with Scott Chantler and is sure to have some great stories to tell!

Of course, Marcus To, Alvin Lee, Marvin Law and Richard Zajac will be sketching and will have some awesome original art available.

IN THE SHOW ITSELF

Headlining guest, Supergirl artist Jamal Igle!

Lots of great comics for sale, from dealers ranging from vintage (like Harley Yee) to moderns and trade paperbacks, artbooks, t-shirts, toys, statues and more.

There are some additional artists appearing in the exhibitor area, like Marvin Mariano, Chozen Studios, Cyberpunk Comics and J.E. Lozano!

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