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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Got a Conventon in 2013? We've got Artists!

Hi Everyone--

Greetings from Eva Ink Artist Group.

Well, it's mid 2012, so that means I am starting to flesh out the convention list for 2013.

There may be a few more artists and writers added to the list at a future date. And I'll send out a separate press release on them. Right now, I am able to book the following creators for 2013 dates.  

(Not every artist is available for every show, due to work schedules and such, but please inquire as soon as you know your dates. If there are shows on conflicting dates, we'll address that as well, we like to support you all!) 

So, here goes, in alphabetical order:


Dennis Calero:

Dennis Calero is the award winning and internationally recognized artist of X-Men: Noir and Legion of Superheroes. He has also leant his talents to CCG Properties such as Magic andLegend of the Five Rings, as well as Dungeons & Dragons. His work includes X-Men Noir : Mark of Cain, X-Factor, 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, Cowboys and Aliens, Dark Tower, Fallen Angel, Hawkgirl, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, Magic The Gathering, Countdown to Final Crisis, Wolverine: First Class and JSA Classified. During his tenure on X-Factor the title was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best New Series (2006). Calero has also provided illustrations sporadically for role-playing games, beginning in 1996 for White Wolf. He has done interior artwork forDungeons & Dragons books for the Forgotten Realms setting, such as Silver Marches,Faiths and Pantheons, and Races of Faer?n. Calero also co-founded Atomic Paintbrush, one of the first computer-coloring companies working in the comic-book field.

Currently you can find recent work on covers for Witchblade and The Lone Ranger, as well as upcoming work for The Shadow and Zenescope.


Michael Golden:

Co-creator of the X-men’s Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O’Hare, his groundbreaking work on “The ‘Nam,” “Micronauts,” “G.I. Joe Yearbook,” and “Dr. Strange, “ is world renowned, while being counted as one of the best cover designers and storytellers in the business.

Golden’s work can be seen on covers ranging from "Spawn" to “Nightwing”, to “Iron Man”, to “Heroes for Hire”, to “Exiles,” to  “Spiderman,” to “Hulk,” as well as numerous other titles, for about every company out there.

Recent books covering the colorful life and amazing art of Michael Golden include a Manga version of the “Bucky O’Hare” series, as well as the top selling art retrospective “Excess: The Art of Michael Golden,” which sold out and has gone into a second printing, as well as his recent sold out sketchbook “Heroes and Villains,” and the new sketchbooks, “MORE Heroes and Villains”  and "Michael Golden: Alchemy."

Michael has served as an Editor at DC Comics as well as Senior Art Director at Marvel Comics, and has worked on scores of movie production projects, some currently in development.

Joe Jusko:

Joe Jusko is undoubtedly one of the best known Fantasy, Pin-Up and Comic Artists in the world today. His career has spanned over 30 years, starting with the sale of his very first cover for Heavy Metal Magazine in 1977 at the age of 17. Since graduating that year from NYC’s High School of Art & Design, Joe has worked for almost every major comic book publisher, producing hundreds of images for both covers and interiors. His work has appeared on paperback book covers, calendars, posters, t-shirts, toy packaging and innumerable trading cards, most memorably the multi award winning 1992 Marvel Masterpieces Trading Cards. The popularity of that set has been credited with initiating the painted trading card boom of the 1990’s, and led to his groundbreaking 1995 Art of Edgar Rice Burroughs trading cards. Those 125 paintings have made him the most prolific Burroughs artist ever, producing art based on almost every major book by the famed author.

Ric Meyers:

Ric Meyers: Although declared the “Martial Art Movie Master” by Crash Cinema and “America’s leading Asian action expert” by the Boston Globe, Ric Meyers is a true media maven, having been “Special Media Consultant” for Sony, DreamWorks, Columbia, Tristar, Emperor Movie Group, and Celestial Pictures, as well as ABC, CBS, A&E, Discovery, Bravo, Nickelodeon, and Starz Encore networks. He wrote the first Incredible Hulk novel for Pocket Books, as well as Dirty Harry and Ninja Master novels for Warner Books, two science fiction novels for Questar, three horror novels for Dell Books, and the last Dungeons and Dragons novel for TSR prior to their Wizards of the West Coast buy-out, among others.

Ric regularly moderates the Martial Arts movie panel at SDCC, and is available to arrange various types of programming and panels at your convention.

Rodney Ramos:

Rodney Ramos has been a professional comic book artist for over 15 years. He has penciled and inked work for Marvel , DC Comics, Marvel UK, Valiant , Acclaim and various other companies. He has worked on such titles as Batman. Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, 52 , Countdown ,X-Men, Spider-Man , Iron Man and the critically acclaimed Transmetropolitan.

He is currently inking high profile projects for Legendary Comics.

Mark Texeira:

Fine art painter and comic illustrator, Mark Texeira has long been associated with a conflagration of characters ranging from Ghost Rider to Black Panther to Wolverine to Sabretooth to Moonknight to Punisher to....it goes on and on... His body of work over the last 30 years has been astounding.

His work has been explored and highlighted on the DVD of the “Ghost Rider” movie, the look of which he influenced. Mark was also tapped to do the movie tie-in for “Wolverine Origins,” which also seemed to be a natural!

Current work includes "Space: Punisher" which is starting this July, as a four part mini series, fully painted in that signature Texeira style.

Matt Triano:

Matt Triano has written and drawn comics for collections and anthologies by publishers such as Moonstone, DC and Atomic Press. He is also known for his storyboard work, motion comic work, and artwork for various ad agency projects developing custom comics for high profile clients. His art can currently be seen in works for Robin Hood Charities in New York, Moonstone (Captain Action), Zenescope (Grimm's Myths and Legends), The Discovery Channel and Marvel Trading cards (Marvel Characters), as well as a Batman story for the "DC Halloween Special."

Currently he is penciling Call of Wonderland as well as an upcoming project for Dynamite Entertainment spanning 12 issues.

Renee Witterstaetter:

Writer, editor and publisher Renee Witterstaetter is the author of "Nick Cardy: The Aritst at War," "Excess: The Art of Michael Golden," "Tex: The Art or Mark Texeira," "Nick Cardy: Wit-Lash," the children's book "Kerry and the Scary Things," and "Dying for Action: The Life and Films of Jackie Chan," among many others.

Renee began the comic phase of her career working on such titles as Superman at DC Comics and Silver Surfer, Conan The Barbarian and Conan Saga at Marvel, then going on to spearhead the reintroduction of She-Hulk at Marvel as well. She then moved to Topps Comics where she was the editor on "X-Files," "Jurassic Park," "Xena" and "Hercules" and is the co-creator of "Spartan X" which will be made into a trade paperback this year. She has also worked in film production on such movies as "Rush Hour 2," "Red Dragon," and many more.

In addition, she is  colorist on hundreds of comics from "The Avengers" to "Spider-man" to "Captain America" among many, many more.


As mentioned, more talent may be added later, but if you are interested in booking any of the above folks for your shows, let me know, and I will get back to you about who is available for what.

For our stores and conventions in Europe, looking forward to hearing from you as well, as we start to plan a Spring Tour for Eva Ink Artist Group.

You can e-mail me at:  Evaink@aol.com for more information.

Best Regards,
Renee Witterstaetter

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