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C&F Christmas Creator Cavalcade – we are going to bring you as many in store creator appearances as we can b4 the end of the holiday season. The list begins here and we will be updating it as more guests are confirmed – should be fun fun fun! (check after the “coming soon” section at the bottom of this page for specific details about each creator)
- Friday December 13th 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Sean Forney
- Saturday December 14th 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Michael Sangiacomo
- Saturday December 14th 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM Chris Lambert
- Sunday December 15th 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Dave Nestler
- Wednesday December 18th 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM Chris Lambert
- Saturday December 21st 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Thom Zahler
- Sunday December 22nd 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Joe Corroney
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Comics and Friends Christmas Creators Cavacade:
Announcing the Comics and Friends 2013 Christmas Creator Cavalcade – from the team that brought you the legendary Lake Effect Comic Convention! This is the first group of confirmed creators that we will be having in store as our guests during the holiday season. We will keep you updated as additional guests are confirmed – and there are many! Check your calendars now.
- Friday December 13th 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Professional illustrator/comic book artist Sean Forney who is a currently working on colors for a few projects to be announced soon will be here. A new Scarlet Huntress Anthology was successfully funded on Kickstarter and will be released soon. Sean has recently completed work for the Superbeasts (Mini Comics Included), Warlords of Wor mini-comic (ManOrMonster? Studios), New-Gen New Dawn #4 (APNG Entertainment), Lego, Inc., Mice Templar Vol. 3: A Midwinter’s Night Dream trade (Image), Grimm Fairy Tales, Grimm Fairy Tales: Myths and Legends, Grimm Fairy Tales Swimsuit Issue, Grimm Fairy Tales Annual 2012 (Zenescope). He also completed color work on My Adventures with Spider-Man by Marvel and Identity Direct. His pinup work can be seen in Moonstone’s Voltron: United and Drawn, Image’s Hack Slash: My First Maniac, Approbation’s Chaos Campus and DC’s Transmetropolitan Art Book. Sean has published work in the Panels on Pages 2012 and 2011 Fangirl of the Month Calendar and the Big Dog Ink Pinpoint 2011 Calendar, along with the cover to the Kaiju Kaos RPG. He created Star Wars promotional material for LucasFilm/Disney/Blue Planet Gear for the 2009 and 2010 Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios and used to spend his days coloring Bakugan illustrations for the national toy line. Sean co-created and illustrated Scarlet Huntress #1, Scarlet Huntress #2, Scarlet’s Guide to Cryptids, and a children’s book tie-in called Little Red Riding Hood: Origins of a Huntress. Sean’s early work was for Twisted Gate Entertainment including two short Scarlet Huntress stories for the anthology books The Portal #1 and #2, and covers for various titles. He has worked for various comic book companies including Sundragon Comics, Funky Ninja Comics, Stormchaser Comics,Camp Comics, Paper Dragon Ink, Fusion Studios, and more. See more of Sean’s work on the web and request commissions at www.smcomics.com and www.facebook.com/SeanForneyIllustration
- Saturday December 14th 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Cleveland author/journalist/comic creator Michael Sangiacomo will be making a holiday appearance and we are pleased that he can be here. Michael is the author of graphic novels CHALK, PHANTOM JACK (Image) and PHANTOM JACK: THE NOWHERE MAN AGENDA (IDW). His TALES OF THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN (Image) was voted the best graphic novel of the year 2009 in the Comic Buyer’s Guide Annual awards. He is currently working on several super-secret projects which he may have on hand if we are lucky!
- Sunday December 15th 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Pin-Up artist extraordinaire Dave Nestler is coming to town, and we’ve got him. Dave will be signing copies of his 5th and newest book from SQP Publishing, “Dave Nestler’s Bad Girl Club”, plus a new Star Wars themed print, “The Jesters Court” that has to be seen to be believed – we’ve posted a copy here on the site for you to check out. One of the most recognized names in contemporary pinup art today, Dave’s impact on the market was felt immediately a few short years ago with the introduction of his Glamourotica series. A traditional brush painter, Dave blends a slick photorealistic touch with elements of pop culture and iconic imagery to produce paintings that stand apart from the classic Glamour/Cheesecake style. Dave has done so much quality work that we can only begin to touch on it here. Check out his gallery at davenestler.com to see more!
- Wednesday December 18th 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Lake County author/columnist/radio personality Chris Lambert will be in store to promote his new novel CAMELOT MEMO from Bystander Books and Magazines. Tying in with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death, “The Camelot Memo” is a fictional novel set in 1995 that presents one scenario that explains (through a cryptic memorandum found in President Nixon’s stolen personal papers) not only who was behind the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, but also the true secrets behind Watergate, Chappaquiddick and more.
- Saturday December 21’st 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM – local fan fave Thom Zahler will be here to showcase his recent work on My Little Pony Micro Series #1. His issue sold out right away here at the store but we’ll have more for Thom’s appearance. As most of you will know, Thom He was also the writer and artist of the Cleveland Indians’ “Slider” comic strip, has written and drawn three graphic novels: “Raider: From the Shadows”, “Raider: A Cold Day in Heaven” and “Raider: Dead Men’s Tales”. And of course Thom is most well known as the creative force behind “Love and Capes”.
- Sunday December 22nd 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Artist Joe Corroney will cap the holiday season at Comics and Friends. Joe has been providing Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines since 1997. Other comic books he’s illustrated include Star Trek, GI Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Doctor WHO, Angel and Spike Vs. Dracula for IDW Publishing, The Phantom for Moonstone Books and Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics. Currently, he’s illustrating for IDW’s new X-Files comic books, developing his creator owned comic book series, Death Avenger and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm. Some of the other licenses and professional publishers he has illustrated for are The Walking Dead, Marvel Comics The Avengers, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Green Lantern for DC Comics, Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, XBox, Upper Deck, and Image Comics. Joe will have lots of artwork on hand including exclusive prints for Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, True Blood, X-Files, etc. and lots of original comic book art so here’s a chance to pick something up for your collection or as a great gift this holiday weekend. To learn more about Joe and his artwork check out his official website at www.JoeCorroney.com.