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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Phoenix ComiCon Rises this weekend in the Valley of the Sun!

Arizona-- Rising, like well, the Phoenix in the Valley of the Sun, this year's Phoenix ComiCon has expanded to four amazing days, May 26-29th. And, on hand for the red-hot show are amazing artists Michael Golden, making a return to the show, Mark Texeira and Joe Jusko.

Legendary comic creator Michael Golden is known for his work on Rogue, Spartan X, Bucky O'Hare, "G.I. Joe," Doctor Strange," "Batman Family," "The 'Nam," and so much more. Current books on Golden, including his sketchbook "Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains," will be available at the convention. Stop by his table for more information.

Fine art painter and illustrator Mark Texeira will also be returning to Phoenix with his new sketchbook, the hardcover edition of "Mark Texeira: Nightmares and Daydreams." Mark is known worldwide for his work on "Ghost Rider," "MoonKnight," "Black Panther," and will be known soon for two Punisher mini-series slated for release!

Wondrous painter Joe Jusko joins the cast as well at this event. You no doubt have seen his amazing work on the Marvel Masterpieces trading card series, cards on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and some new amazing covers from Dynamite Entertainment as well as SO much more. Joe will have copies of his new sketchbook from Eva Ink publishing at the show, "Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty."

Joining the line-up at the convention are other wonderful creators and actors: Billy Dee Williams, Elvira, Ernie Hudson, George Takei, inker Rodney Ramos, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, J. Scott Campbell, Jim Calafiore, Joseph Michael Linsner, Larry Hama, writer and publisher Renee Witterstaetter (Eva Ink) and many more! TOO many to list here, in fact.

"We present the chance for fans to meet with your favorite actors and get their autograph (and have your photo taken with them!). We bring out the top comic book writers and artists in the industry, feature many genres from pop culture and present a full weekend of events and activities for you and your family," says Matt Solberg, the Convention Director.

Festivities kick off Thursday afternoon and continue throughout the weekend. Spend the day checking out the exhibitor hall, meeting actors and writers, buying that hard to find collectible item, then attend concerts and dances that last till 2AM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night.

Full event passes are only $35 till the weekend, and kids twelve and under always get in for free (with paid adult membership).

"As you can imagine, we're stoked," says Solberg "And can't wait to show you why the valley of the sun is the most fun place to be this Memorial Day Weekend."

The Phoenix ComiCon takes place May 26th-29th at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency.

For more information go to: www.phoenixcomicon.com
For more information on the listed artists go to: www.evainkartistgroup.com

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