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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Back at the PRCC! Golden Guest of Honor!

Hi Everyone, as the convention season starts in full force, I had two days at home in NYCC before heading to San Juan and the Puerto Rico ComiCon. I attended this show with one of my artists, Mark Texeira, last year, and enjoyed it so much, that when they asked for Golden this year, to be their featured guest, how could I say no. The folks here treat us with such hospitality, the weather is wonderful, the rain forest is only a few miles away, the beaches are beautiful, and the food requires a few nights of salsa dancing to work it off. :-) My kinda place. One of these days, I'll even work in a bit of fishing. :-)

If you are in the area, pleaes stop by and see Golden and the other guests at the PRCC. The guys running the show are really creating something special here, and it's wonderful to be a part of it.



Michael Golden Named "Artist Guest of Honor" at the Puerto Rico ComiCon!

San Juan, PR--We are pleased to announce that Michael Golden has been named the Artist Guest of Honor for this weekend's premiere comics events in San Juan, PR--The Puerto Rico ComiCon! 

"I'm very honored to be invited to attend the show this year," said Michael, "And meet my friends in Puerto Rico. I am also happy to see such a healthy community interested in sequential art here on the island. That is always gratifying." 

Touted for his groundbreaking storytelling and cover construction, Golden is known for his unique art style that a various times seems detailed and at other times seems to be amazingly streamlined--cutting away the excess and maintaining the true essentials of a piece. These techniques, coupled with that signature storytelling construction garner him a legion of devotees that number not only comic readers, but other artists as well.

Co-creator of the X-Men's Rogue character, Golden's work has appeared in the 'Nam, Micronauts, G.I. Joe Yearbook, Dr. Strange, Nightwing, Detective, Heroes for Hire, Exiles, Demon's Regret and Iron Man among much more. Golden, modestly never says which is his own personal favorite project. However, according to one art dealer, "Everybody in the business has been influenced by Golden's Dr. Strange". Michael himself admits that more artists that say he has an influence on their illustration career, do single out that influential project.

Other milestones in Golden's career include the co-creation of Bucky O'Hare, witch led to an animated series and toy line designed by Michael, as well as Spartan X with Editor/Writer Renee Witterstaeter, who is also attending the show this year!

At the show, Mr. Golden will be sketching, signing books, and offering his new art book: "Michael Golden: More Heroes and Villains," to the fans at the PRCC!

The Puerto Rico Comic Con is THE premier entertainment event in Puerto Rico. A two day show with exhibitors and dealers of : Comics, Toys, Anime, Manga, Video games, Strategic and Card games, Movies, etc. This is the biggest comic convention in Puerto Rico, hands down!

Also, the event is a huge Cosplay gathering with hundreds of true fans dressed as their favorite characters. It is an event for the whole family!

When and where is the event?

The PRCC 2010 will on April 24 - 25, 2010 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Doors open at 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sunday. 

Other guests joining Michael Golden at the convention include Chaske Spencer of "Twilight" fame, Kamui, Spike Spencer, Renee Witterstaetter, and many more. Past guests include Billy Dee Williams, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Ray Park, Daniel Logan, Mark Texeira,Vic Mignogna,Kenneth Rokafort, Steve Kelly and Tom Beland, in the shows ever growing list.

For more information on the Puerto Rico ComiCon, visit: http://prcomiccon.squarespace.com

For more information on Michael Golden contact his agent at: evaink@aol.com

Monday, April 12, 2010

Joe Jusko on "Where Monster's Dwell," April 14th! Live Radio Interview!

Hey Everyone!

It's a live radio interview and you know what that means?

You can't bleep out everything, before the listening audience hears it, LOL, and anything could....and probably will... happen. :-)

This week, my friends at "Where Monster's Dwell" are interviewing one of my favorite painters in the industry, our friend Joe Jusko. And after traveling to numerous conventions with this fella, I can tell you, he has some stories to tell! Don't miss it. I won't! This should prove to be informative and entertaining.

Joe was the subject of one of the DVD's I co-produced last year, "Creator Chronicles: Joe Jusko," which featured an interview with the artist as well as tutorial (available from EvaInk@aol.com), but that interview alone was not enough to touch on all the experiences Joe has had as an artist working in comics, book covers, private commissions, sequential art, fine art, and more. Not even touching on his career as a police officer!

Joe is a natural for our new sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing: "Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty" in your Diamond Catalogue now! A nice companion for the aforementioned DVD!

But I digress....Details on the radio show below!

(And when you have the chance, check out the achieved interviews with Michael Golden, Steve Scott and myself. Saved for posterity on the "Monster's" website, too. All interviews are available for listening 2 days after the show.)

Don't, if you possibly can, miss the LIVE experience!!


Episode 96 with Joe Jusko

Music/Arts - Listening Party

Start Time:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 9:30pm

End Time:
Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 12:00am

wheremonstersdwell.ca or 97.9 FM CHSR in Fredericton

Another week, another creator interview courtesy of your friends at WMD.

This week we welcome painter/illustrator Joe Jusko to the Monster Cave(patent pending). The subject of the upcoming sketchbook from Eva Ink Publishing, "Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty," you've already seen Joe's work on Savage Sword of Conan, Heavy Metal Magazine, Captain America, Spiderman and more painted covers and trading cards than you could shake a billy club at. Speaking of billy clubs (we call that a segue in the radio biz, folks), Joe was once a New York City Police Officer! Should be an entertaining conversation.

Also this week: movie previews, new comics, Beat-The-Geeks and our own wrap up of Blackest Night.

THIS JUST IN: We'll also be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the early bird premier of KICK-ASS. Wanna go see it a day early? Tune in, we got a set for the early & late show.

Have a question for Joe? Want to chime in on our Blackest Night segmento? Give us a call at 506-453-4949 or post your query/opinion on our Facebook wall.

Talk at you Wednesday!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Michael Golden and Mark Texeira Offer Low Numbers of New Sketchbooks at C2E2!

Chicago-- It's the first C2E2, in case you have been off the planet or something, and didn't know! And to commemorate the occassion, Eva Ink Artists Group is bringing in the low numbers-- and when we are talking sketchbooks, that's a very GOOD thing! 

Michael Golden "More Heroes & Villains Sketchbook" Numbers 1-50 for the C2E2 ONLY!

Renowned artist/storyteller Michael Golden will have the first 50 signed and numbered copies of his new hardcover, full color sketchbook, 48 pages, available for attendees of C2E2 in Chicago this next weekend. This much awaited book is limited to ONLY 600 copies worldwide, but you have a chance to own of the first 50! Golden is known the world over for his signature storytelling style, as well as for being the co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O'Hare, Spartan X, former Senior Art Director of Marvel Comics, and much more! Don't miss your chance to pick up your own copy of "More Heroes & Villains" in artist alley while supplies last! Sketch Editions also available!

Mark Texeira's "Babes & Brawn Sketchbook" Numbers 1-50 for the C2E2 ONLY!

Painter/illustrator, Mark Texeira will have the first 50 signed and numbered copies of his new sketchbook available for attendees of C2E2 in Chicago this next weekend. This collectable book, showcasing sketches from Mark's 2009 season as well as a other few surprises, is limited to ONLY 1000 copies worldwide, but you have a chance to own one of the first 50! Mark is known for his amazing story work on "Ghost Rider," "MoonKnight," "Black Panther," and much, much more! Don't miss your chance to pick up your own copy in artist alley while supplies last! Sketch Editions also available!

In addition, writer Renee Witterstaetter will be signing copies of her new books "Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira--The Artist's Great Escape," and "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden." Both published by Vanguard Productions.

Other guests joining the crew at C2E2 include: Alex Ross, Mark Bagley, J. Scott Campbell, Talent Caldwell, Jimmy Cheung, Amanda Conner, Peter David, Garth Ennis, David Finch, Gene Ha, Neil Gaiman, Geoff Jones, Buzz, Chipp Kidd, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Eva Hopkins, Gary Friedrich, Jim Lee, Bob Layton, Frank Cho, Paul Levitz, Joseph Linsner, Angel Medina, Brian Pulido, David Lloyd, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, Ethan Van Scriver, Gail Simone, Jill Thompson, Mark Waid, Carrie Fischer, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Jim Valentino, Bill Willingham, and many more!

For more information on this convention, taking place April 16-18, go to:http://www.c2e2.com/en/Overview/FAQ/
For more information on Michael Golden and Mark Texeira, their commissions, story work and appearances contact: evaink@aol.com

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Sketchbook "Joe Jusko: Savage Beauty" Available for Pre-Order from Eva Ink!

Hey Everyone-- I am soooo excited about this new book from Eva Ink! Be sure to get your own. Joe's work is nothing but amazing! And we have the awesome Tim Bradstreet writing the intro! You'll find some work in this book that is new to you, even if you are a long time Jusko fan! A must have. :-) If I say so myself.



Joe Jusko! The name conjures images of savage beasts, muscular men, stealthy cats...and yes, beautiful women. Joe Jusko is one of THE classic painters for the industry, called on to bring to life everyone from Conan, to Captain America, to Spiderman to that vampire babe we know and love.

In this volume, explore many of Joe's masterpieces-- NEVER before printed in any art volume--as well as see glimpses of his sketches from the 2009 convention season for the very first time.

Both a signed edition and an original sketch edition are offered. Either is a must have for collectors of Jusko art!

Look for this listing in this month's Diamond catalog, or order from Eva Ink directly! (Please note that on direct orders for the Sketch Edition, you will be able to choose your character.)

Here are the details!

Artist: Joe Jusko
Introduction by: Tim Bradstreet
Bio Notes: Renee Witterstaetter

Signed Artbook: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-61539-966-6

Deluxe Original Sketch Edition: $125
ISBN: 978-1-61539-967-3

Hardcover, limited edition. Full color. 48 pages!

For more information, contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Michael Golden on "Where Monster's Dwell" Live Radio Interview! --Wednesday, April 7th!

Hi Folks, check out Golden's interview tomorrow night on "Where Monster's Dwell." I think East Coast time will be an hour earlier. AND, if you miss out on the joy of hearing it all live, the podcast will be up and running a few days later!



Episode 95: Michael Golden & Joe Kelly

Music/Arts - Listening Party

Start Time:
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 9:30pm

End Time:
Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 12:00am

http://wheremonstersdwell.ca & 97.9 FM CHSR in Fredericton

This week we welcome more top tier talent to our show in the form of Michael Golden and Joe Kelly.

Michael Golden has done work on such fan favourite books as The 'Nam, Micronauts and Bucky O'Hare. His artwork can also be found on...Danzig?! Tune in to hear that story!

Joe Kelly is one of the creators of Ben 10 and I Kill Giants and has worked on such books as Deadpool, JLA, Superman and X-Men.

If you have a question you'd like to ask one of our guests, we'll have open lines all night, so feel free to call us on the Monster Hot Line at 506-453-4949.

All this and Opening Night, New Comics Day and the Lightning Round!