Wednesday, April 18, 2012
SPRING INTO THE WORLD OF COMICS... FOR A GOOD CAUSE!
Greetings Scared Silly fans! It's springtime and that means it's time once again for the next “Superheroes for Hospice” charity comic convention, taking place this Saturday, April 21st at the Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC). The event takes place from 10AM to 5PM and benefits patients and families served by BHHPCC. I will be there autographing copies of my ARCHIE’S WEIRD MYSTERIES and VINCENT PRICE books along with various comic book projects.
New this year is the "Get Into Comics" lecture series. Comics historian and writer-artist Arlen Schumer will take the audience through an overview of his life loving and ultimately working in comics. Cartoonist Rick Parker will give a hands-on lesson in creating and sketching a comic book character. Hannah Means-Shannon, PHD will explore how the tradition of spectacular heroes goes back to ancient history as well as the place comic book heroes play in our society today.
More details on the event and the lectures can be found when you click on this link.
There will also be plenty of comics for sale from all decades to purchase as well as other great comics creators on hand to autograph comics, do sketches and sell original art. Among some of the great comics pros on hand will be famed Marvel and Papercutz artist Rick Parker, who is bringing "Tales from the Crypt" to a new generation; writer Erica Schultz, whose fine "M3" is quickly gaining a following and features the art of legendary horror comics artist Vincente Alcazar; and Dave Ryan, the man behind the all-star comic mash-up "The War of the Independents." And that's just a small sampling of the talent appearing this Saturday.
Established in 1981, Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center provides comprehensive physical, emotional and spiritual care and support services to patients with advanced illness throughout ten counties in New Jersey. The program, which serves infants, children, adults and the elderly, honors the unique choices and values of patients and their families while offering full access to the broad array of services provided by the Barnabas Health. For more information, please visit www.barnabashealthhospice.org.
Now here’s a clip from the audio/video podcast, “Fever Keeps It Real” – the fine folks who run the show, Paul and Linda Wein dropped by the September “Superheroes for Hospice<” convention and interviewed me about Archie’s Weird Mysteries and the charity starting at 3:46 – enjoy!