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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mid-Ohio Con Caught Right in the Middle of Things! (In a good way of course)

Columbus, OH-- Mid-Ohio Con not only lives up to it's geographical name, but this is one convention that also has it's thumb right in the middle of pop culture and comics, and this fave Fall convention is BACK, November 6th and 7th! Joining the artistic line-up for the show will be comics creators Michael Golden, Mark Texeira, and Steve Scott!

Michael Golden is known for many titles in his artistic legacy, notably as being co-creator of Rogue, Bucky O'Hare, Spartan X, Marionette, Bug, and more beloved characters. His storytelling work is touted in such books as "The 'Nam," "Doctor Strange," "Avengers," "G.I. Joe," and much more. You can see his recent work on covers for Marvel Comics, and more storytelling is in the works as well, currently collaborating with Todd McFarlane!

Michael has recently been honored with "Lifetime Achievement Awards" from the Lille Comics Festival as well as the University of Maryland Eastern Show. Gallery shows on Mr. Golden have been mounted in places as diverse as Antwerp, Gijon and Barcelona. A 45 piece gallery show is currently installed at UMES until December 2nd, while an another gallery show is slated to begin in Madrid in December.

Fine art painter and storyteller Mark Texeira is known for his stunning covers on so many Marvel comics, it would be hard to name them all. Titles routinely associated with his name include "Ghost Rider," "Black Panther," "Moonknight," and much more. Recently, Mark just completed a Punisher mini-series that will hit stands soon, as well as a few other projects for the Big M. His covers have also recently appeared as frontage for Vampirella and numerous other titles.

Marks work has been featured in gallery shows in Charlotte, as well as Illustration House and The Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.

Artist Steve Scott has just finished penciling an exciting Batman project that is on stands NOW, and his issue of "Batman Confidential" hit to rave reviews! Known for his work on "Indiana Jones," "She-Hulk," "Hulk," "JLA," "X-Men," and much more, you can see a preview of Steve's Batman project on newsarama at:


Podcasts with many of the creators can be found at http://wheremonstersdwell.ca, while Steve's work has also been featured in gallery shows in Charlotte, Illustration House and The Society of Illustrators in Manhattan.

Recently returned from an appearance in Malta, writer, editor and publisher Renee Witterstaetter will be joining the crew as well as a guest at Mid-Ohio Con, to sign copies of her new books "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," and "Tex: The Art of Mark Texeira," both published by Vanguard Productions. She will also have copies of her film book "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan," as well as copies of her numerous comic book work to choose from, including "Spartan X."

Coming up for Renee is the impending publication of her new books "Kerry and the Scary Things," and "Mark Texeira: Nightmares and Daydreams Sketchbook." Stop by Renee's table as well, to inquire about commissions from any of the fellas above.

Mid-Ohio Con is taking place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and also features guests: David Finch, Adam Hughes, Brian Pulido, Matt Wagner, Billy Tucci, Bryan J.L. Glass, Chris Sprouse, David Mack, Ethan Van Scriver, Frank Cho, Herb Trimpe, Sergio Aragones, Todd Dezago,Todd Nauck, and many more. For more information go to:

For more information on the artists and commissions/sketch lists contact Renee at: evaink@aol.com

Above: Columbus points the way! Clutching his copy of "Michael Golden: MORE Heroes and Villains" or is it "Bucky O'Hare".... hard to tell from here. ;-)

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