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Monday, April 18, 2011
Semantink's Comic Savvy - April 17th, 2011 Meet-up In San Diego, CA!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Cons

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Reports On:

Semantink's Comic Savvy - April 17th, 2011 Meet-up!

(San Diego, California) 

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Top Photo: (L-R) Sean Youtsey, Chris Henderson, Mei Ling, Helen Pegg, Matt Dunford, and Rich Kuhaupt, in the outside porch area of Milano Coffee Company in Mission Valley Area of San Diego, California.
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Lower Photo:  (Bottom center to left) GiGi Vo, Andrew Rakestraw, Kevin Warwick, and Jose.
Note:  The additional pics will be posted in the special photo album: April 2011 Semantink's Comic Savvy Meet-Up at my Facebook Fan Page, Michael D Hamersky On Comics.

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3392:

Last night was the April 2011 meetup of Semantink's Comic Savvy at Milano Coffee Company in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California.

Due to family illnesses in Los Angeles & San Diego that I had to attend, I had missed the March 2011 meet-up, so no, you didn't miss an earlier blog reporting on what happened at that meet-up!

(Here's the link to the February 20th, 2011 Meet-Up, that I attended.)

The fact that the nation had set their clocks forward an hour meant that we met in hours that were still light, which is good, because as usual we met outside in the porch area at 5 PM.  Actually several of us were there earlier.  The 'official hours' of the meet-up are 5PM to 7PM, but several, including myself  were having so much fun attending that we were there until 7:30 PM! 

I've included a couple of pics at the top right of this post, with names of those in attendance, (Sorry, not all are pictured... And please excuse any name misspellings!).  Because of the limitations of this blog format, I've built a 'special photo album' titled 'April 2011 Semantink's Comic Savvy Meet-Up' at my Facebook Fan Page for you to see all that were in attendance, if YOU weren't there!  And to 'tag' yourself if you attended!

Ben Glibert, Director of Publishing at Semantink Publishing, came in after the meet-up officially ended, due to a prior committment.  When James Michael Ninness, Writer / Creator at Semantink also, doesn't officiate as meet-up co-ordinator for the evening, Ben does... However last night night James was out of town.

So we had Chris(topher) Henderson, co-owner of SanBox, as the meet-up cordinator.  Chris kept the meetup on track with several different topics, and all that attended gave their input or opinions during the evening. Great job, Chris!

Several that were in attendance last night had been to the WonderCon that was held in San Francisco earlier in the month.  They stated their opinions of the con, and what they saw there.  The general consensus was that it was a 'grat con'!  The Green Lantern trailer that was specially shown there was impressive to those that saw it on the Big Screen in person!

The upcoming Free Comic Book Day for 2011 was discussed.  Several in attendance are carpooling to the Los Angeles Metro Area to attend a special gathering at a LCBS there.

Additional topics were discussed, and there were several sub-discussions going on at the same time. 

The meetup has grown in size so much, that there was a discussion about future avenues to 'meet-up' at.  I'll keep you posted on that.  I mentioned to my wife, Tina, last night that there was interest in meeting at a local wine bar, which I'm sure she would like to attend!  She's been working so hard on her book launches for clients that she needs a wine bar experience soon!

Before I close with this month's 'mini-report'... I, as usual, had a  question I wanted to hear opinions on from those also in attendance for this blog post.

Also, as customary, I brought a 'freebie' for those kind enough to answer my blog question.  This month it was a movie poster for the Priest in 3D Film that is being released on May 13th in the USA and Canada.

My question was formulated due to the special segment shown on the 'Showbiz Tonight' TV show last week.  That segment was on the superheroes comic book movies that are coming out soon... Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, and the X-Men. 

I asked those in attendance which of the four just named they most wanted to see... And then what they thought 'mainstream' America would most likely turn out to see at the Big Screen.  Here's the results, which may surprise you!

Attendees at the Meet-Up as to what THEY wanted to see most:

Green Lantern   -  6%

Thor             - 12%

Captain America - 44%

X-Men           -  38%

As to what they thought mainstream America wanted to see most:

Green Lantern    - 19%

Thor              - 44%

Captain America  -  0%

X-Men            - 37%

The above statistics show that those know comics are more likely to view Captain America, while they understand that 'Mainstream America' is not likely to show up at all for this film.  Marvel has a BIG Job in promoting this film better... However I am one of those in the 44% attending that am making this my #1 'Must See' choice to see at the Big Screen!

And yes, although the 'buzz' at the WonderCon and on the internet since it was released, was on the Green Lantern film... It has been so long in coming to the Big Screen... That the interest in seeing this film has already peaked with those in attendance...!

Again, this is NOT a 'scientific' survey, as those attending are comic book fans and / or those that work in the industry... Thus they have a better 'clue' as to what those characters that are being featured in their own films are all about! 

My thanks once again to Semantink Publishing sponsoring this monthly meet-up.  Here's the Facebook link to the event that just occurred, and here's the link to Semantink's Facebook Fan Page, which I encourage YOU to 'Like'!  Plus check out their several comic book series that are online.  When they publish hard copies of those in TPBs, I'll be sure to review blog them here!

Semantink's Comic Savvy is normally the 3rd Sunday of every month, which has been held at the Milano Coffee Company in Mission Valley.  There has been a recent change in ownership there, and with the increasing number of persons in attendance in recent months, the meet-up may have outgrown this location.  If there is a change, I'll mention it  in my next wall post at my own Facebook Fan Page, 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics'.

Till then...Have Some Fun!  Oh, and don't forget to check out the rest of the pics that weren't shown here at the blog, in the special photo album just for THIS meet-up!     

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and the archived blog posts, now at 3,392 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,377 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button!  And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky 

Note: My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items.  Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:   ComicBooksCircus.com 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!!  (Note:  I don't list my email address here, due to 'spambots' gathering it and 'spamming' me. 

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to have sent me a 'Friend Request'.
However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages in my network already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' for myself so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there. 
Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 6:35 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 8:53 AM PDT
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Welcome to the World of Make It So Marketing Inc.!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Other Non Comics Works

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Welcomes YOU To:

The 'World' of

Make It So Marketing Inc.!

Click Here to Meet The Sellers at ComicBooksCircus!
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Tina & Michael at the 2010 Adventures of Captain Rochester Artists Appreciation Dinner!

Click Here to add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs!

  Michael's ComicBookCollectors Blog.com has its roots in the first month of eBay's blogs!
 
Click here to see our virtual table at the virtual Facebook Comic Con!
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Our 'virtual' table at the 'virtual' Facebook Comic Con can trace its 'roots' back to Michael D Hamersky selling at the 1972 San Diego Comic Con!
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Click here to see the Make It So Marketing Inc web site! 
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Tina incorporated 'Make It So Marketing Inc. back in 2004.  The Logo was designed by Joe (JoepeP) Pepitone!

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3391:

Click here for our eBay Store listings!

Welcome to the 'World' of Make It So Marketing Inc.!

I thought I would post a 'road map / site map' for those of YOU that are either newcomers to one of our websites which referred you here, or a long time 'fan' who wasn't aware of all the operations that are currently happening for Tina LoSasso & myself, (Michael D Hamersky).

Back in 1972 I started selling at what was called the 'San Diego's West Coast Comic Convention... Which in 1973 ( as seen in the photo at the top right), evolved into the 'San Diego Comic Con', which today is known as 'Comic-Con International: San Diego'.   So you see, I do know a little bit about comics, LOL!

This blog you are reading right now is known as the 'ComicBookCollectorsBlog', and when adding the dot com to the name, is the name for the web site.  I started blogging back on June 7th of 2006 when I entered the first of my blogs into a 'contest' that eBay was promoting to introduce their eBay Blogs platform.  My 'un-named blog' at that time won a $100 prize, which motivated me even more, LOL!  Unfortunately back on October 31st of 2009, eBay grew tired of policing their blog platform, which had turned into a 'free-for-all chat room', IMO. 

Fortunately I had already started this new blog platform in February of 2007 at a different host site, and decided to call it ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com, as eBay would not allow me to have any off-eBay links in their blogging platform.  Very restrictive, which led me to do this on my own.  You wouldn't believe the number of views my 'little' eBay blog had in its 3+ years of exposure on eBay... What a shame that others transformed it into a 'chat room' that couldn't be policed properly... Oh well...!

I don't want to make this too long of a blog today... As I have other projects that need attending to.  Suffice to say, things have really expanded since 1972 when I first set up as a dealer at a small local comic con. 

Tina has gone full time into her side of the business, with her own Facebook Fan Page for Make It So Marketing, (a.k.a. MarketingTina.com), as well as the main web site for her book promotions & book launches!

Here is the actual 'site map' for Make It So Marketing, which will be updated in the months to follow:

Business Card for Michael D Hamersky - Thanks to JoepeP again for the logo I am using!

ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com on Google - Now with about 18,300 entries!

ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com - Which you are now reading!

Comic Book Collectors Blog at Blogspot - A 'backup' blogging format, in case my current blog platform site does an 'eBay' on me. This page is not updated, just reserved if needed for usage, as the html doesn't work properly there...

ComicBooksCircus.com - The eBay Store that Michael uses to sell comics & other collectibles!

Facebook Comic Con | Make It So Marketing - Michael was pleased to be one of the earliest members of this first 'virtual comic con', started by Michael Netzer!  The FBCC has its main group page at:  Facebook Comic Con!

LinkedIn for Michael D Hamersky -  Michael's LinkedIn presence. I invite you to link in with me if you are in the industry.

LinkedIn for Tina LoSasso - Tina's LinkedIn presence.

Make It So Marketing Inc. - Mainly used as a 'brochure' mentioning the corporation and what it does for authors and other creators, that Tina set up back in 2004.

Make It So Marketing on Digg - Blogs & other sites submitted by Michael to Digg.

Make It So Marketing Inc. on Google - Now with about 10,500 entries!

MarketingTina.com - The Facebook Fan Page for Make It So Marketing Inc., that is administered by Tina.

Michael D Hamersky On Comics - The Facebook Fan Page for Michael's wall posts, photos, notes, etc. on Facebook.  (a.k.a. Hamersky.com)

NetworkedBlogs app for ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com - Where YOU can click the 'follow' button to follow this blog, which is the #1 'followed' blog on Facebook for comics / comic books / graphic novels using this app on Facebook!

Photo Albums from Past Comic Cons, Sci-Fi Cons, Fantasy Cons, Anime Cons, and other Pop Culture Cons - Going back to 1973, with thousands more pics to upload when time permits...!

RomanceComicBooks.com - This used to have its own web site... Now it re-directs to our romance comics aisle in our eBay store...

WarComicBooks.com - This used to have its own web site.. Now it re-directs to our war comics aisle in our eBay store...

WesternComicBooks.com  - This used to have its own web site also.  Now it re-directs to our western comics and magazines aisle in our eBay store...

That should do it for now... Thanks for reading this blog today... I invite to check out the links shown above for additional info and fun reading!

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,391 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,375 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button! 

And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 12:22 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, April 15, 2011 3:59 PM PDT
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Entries Submitted During the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Suggests That YOU Check Out:

Entries Submitted During the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!

That Was Held April 9th of 2011!

Click Here to Meet The Sellers at ComicBooksCircus!

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Above: The Mini-Comic submitted by April Nash, (a.k.a. Miss Nash), for the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3390:


Last Saturday was the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day!

For those of you that are not aware of mini-comics, or what this event would be like... Here's the promo from the web site:

About Mini-Comics Day

April 9th, 2011 is the date for the first annual Mini-Comics Day, celebrating the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books.

On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists from around the world will write, draw, and print copies of a mini-comic, completing the entire process from start to finish in a day or less. Anyone in the world can participate.

Mini-comics have been democratizing the art of making comic books since the 70′s or earlier… with the popularization of photocopiers, it became apparent that anyone with an inclination and some spare change could print a little comic book. Wildly varying in both form and content, mini-comics are a wonderful synthesis of cartooning and hand-made art objects.

Guidelines: To participate, create a mini-comic from start to finish on April 9th, 2011 (including writing, drawing and printing it). You can make your mini-comic by yourself or with other artists.

Format: Your mini-comic can be any size, length and format you desire. A standard mini-comics size would be eight 4.25″x5.5″ pages (which can be made from one 8.5×11 sheet of paper printed on both sides).

Here is the Facebook 'Event Page' where I first found the mention of this event:  MINI-COMICS DAY (1st Annual)

Here is the web site for: Mini-Comics Day

I'm not going to post additional links here, since I'm suggesting that you click on the above links and check out the multiple entries that are shown.  I just wanted to present here the fact that the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day had quite a few entries, and was held world-wide, as seen here, in Brazil, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and several states in the USA. Those areas actually had physical events, some including workshops! 

The top right photo is from the entry from April Nash, that caught my eyes. You can see the whole mini-comic by clicking here. There were multiple mini-comics presented, but I'm suggesting you check out the links I've shown above to see them.

BTW, I've blogged about mini-comics several times before in this blog, before seeing the Facebook Event Page for the 1st Annual Mini-Comics Day.

One of the creators of mini-comics for several years that I have reveiwed blogged about is Matt Levin, who has had several different mini-comics titles self-published. 

I recently received 'Walking Man Comics Presents: Special #75' which featured 'Super-Hero Frog'! 

The mini-comic is printed on color paper, which doesn't reproduce well here.  So I'm showing a link to where you can see the original artwork for previous Super-Hero Frog issues here, including a full sized photo of the front cover of WMCP: Special #75, as shown here.  I recommend looking at, (and buying!), Matt's mini-comics as an example of a good self-published series of mini-comics!

I don't want to close without also mentioning a Small Press Publisher, Jim Main of Main Enterprises, who has published many mini-comics as well as full-sized comics and magazines during the years. You can see those that are still in print at this link to his website

One that grabbed my attention was the 'All Nukes' issue spotlighting the illustrations of Dale Coovert, aka Andy Nukes.  Check it out!

This is just one of the many mini-comics that are worthwhile reading... And are available for purchase at the links shown to Jim's web site!

In conclusion, I want to congratulate the promoters of this one-day world-wide event, and those comics creators that submitted their comics online for all to view!

Again, there were too many to mention here, and I thought it best that YOU take a look for yourself via the links provided above!

For those of you that find those mini-comics fascinating, and want to try your hand at creating them, you can start now... Getting a handle on how to create them, and then enter next year's 'Mini-Comics Day' with your mini-comic created in just one day!

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,390 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,373 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button! 

And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 6:22 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:33 AM PDT
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The 2011 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con Is Coming Soon...
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Notes That:

The 2011 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con Is Coming Soon...

Friday, April 29th - May 1st!

Click Here to Meet The Sellers at ComicBooksCircus!

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Above: Michael D Hamersky with Movie Producer, Ilya Salkind, at the 2010 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con!
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Top Left: The 2011 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con Logo.  Save the Dates to Attend!

 

 

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3389:

Last year I attended the 1st Annual Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con in Orange County, California , (as shown in my multiple blog posts from that con, as seen here, which have been 'picked up' by others also and now number about 1,660 links in total).

I believe the reason that my blogs on this convention were picked up and re-posted by so many others, is because the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con was one of those 'hybrid' conventions, a 'pop culture con', which had more than just comics and comic creators there.  I know that the 'highlight' for me was seeing many of the Stars from the 1960's TV Show, 'Batman', because 'my' book on the then upcoming 'Gotham City 14 Miles' was coming out later in December of 2010!  Since I 'promoted' the GC14M book so much with those TV stars photos from the WW Anaheim Comic Con, I'm sure that is one of the reasons that the links to my blogs number over the 1600 number!

I'm bringing this topic up, because the 2011 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con is coming up soon on the calendar, April 29th through May 1st, and I wanted to bring this to YOUR attention!

First, here's my special photo album on the 2010 Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, that I wanted to share with you on my own Facebook Fan Page.

Second, here's the link to the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con Facebook Fan Page, where the guests and creators who are coming are shown and talked about.

Third, here's the link to the 2011 WW Anaheim Comic Con event page on Facebook,  where you can find out more info on just this event.  More Facebook event pages for those exhibitors setting up their own event pages can be found in this link.

Fourth, here's the link to the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con's own web site, where there is even more info on where and how you can purchase tickets is at.

As for myself, I intend to be there, along with my wife Tina, for at least 2 days of this 3 day con.  Feel free to stop me and say 'hello' when you see me there.  I'll be wearing one of my indigo colored polo shirts with the 'Comic Book Collectors Blog.com name in white letters on the left breast pocket, (as seen in the pictures on this page), and you can't miss my bald head, (or so Tina tells me!).

Here's the link to where YOU can buy a ticket NOW, online! Note: There are single day tickets, as well as 3-day con tickets, and other ticket packages!

After attending last year's 1st Annual Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con, I'm suggesting that if YOU like conventions that are 'pop culture cons' in nature... Then this one is one that you would want to attend, at least for one day.  Especially if YOU are in the SoCal area of Metro Los Angeles / Orange County!

Again, here's the link to my Special Photo Album from the 2010 WW Anaheim Comic Con on my Facebook Fan Page for you to look at, just to whet your appetite for this year's Con!   April 29th is coming soon!

~Michael D Hamersky


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,389 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

BTW, You can 'follow' this Blog by clicking the 'Follow' Button at this NetworkedBlogs app!  We currently have over 2,369 'Followers'!  Thanks to ALL of YOU that have already clicked that button! 

And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky

 

Note:  My online 'Local' Comic Book Shop (LCBS), carries many different genres of comics, magazines, graphic novels, and comic con promotional items. Possibly even copies of the item that was reviewed here today...!

If I have it... You can find it 'Under The Big Top Of Comics' at:  

http://www.ComicBooksCircus.com/ 

Web Page Note:  This blog post is written for the IE Browser standards.  Chrome, Safari, Netscape, Firefox and the other browsers serve the page up differently, sorry about that!

The screen display resolution is best seen at the setting of 1024 x 768 on your laptop or desktop computer.

NOTE: All images and characters within this blog post are copyright and trademark their respective owners.

Comics Creators: If you are breaking into, or already work in the comic book industry or other pop culture productions, you are welcome to email or mail us press releases, news items, and updates that you feel would be of interest to our blog readers. Including YOUR own works!

To mail printed items to us for possible review, send to:

Make It So Marketing Inc., PO Box 130653, Carlsbad, CA 92013

 Also, if you are a Facebook member, I would have liked you to send me a 'Friend Request'. However, I have reached the maximum limit of 5,000 Facebook Friends and Fan pages already, so I've added a New 'Facebook Fan Page' so that even more of YOU can 'Like' what I am doing, and be interactive with me and others there.  Here is the link to that 'Facebook Fan Page': Michael D Hamersky On Comics! Please click the 'Like' button on that page! 
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Posted by makeitsomarketing at 5:33 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:17 AM PDT
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Vote Now In The 2011 Inkwell Awards - Using The Online Ballot!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book Artists

                                        

Michael D Hamersky On Comics Suggests:

Vote Now!

In the 2011 Inkwell Awards - Using the Online Ballot!

Click Here to Use the Ballot to Vote!

Click Here to Meet The Sellers at ComicBooksCircus!

Click Here to add This ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com to Your list of NetworkedBlogs!

 
 
Click here to see the MOST COLLECTIBLE ITEMS we have in our online store for sale!
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TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3388:

Bob Almond sent me the Press Release describing this year's Inkwell Awards, and the fact that voting is open right now... Until April 30th!  I've blogged about this Awards Program and Ceremony the past few years, and don't want to miss mentioning it in my blog... As I have already voted in this 4th Year of the Inkwell Awards!

Here's the Press Release:

The Inkwell Ballot Goes LIVE w/ a SITE RELAUNCH on April 1st!  Awards CEREMONY at Heroes Con in June!

It's that time of year again to vote and show some appreciation for your favorite ink artists when the 2011 online ballot goes live from April 1st until April 30th on their website homepage at InkwellAwards.com so please bookmark the address!

The annual Inkwell Awards recognizes the best work by comic book ink artists, both from material from the previous year and for two noteworthy recipients from our Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame awards.

Previous Hall of Fame recipients include Terry Austin, Dick Giordano, Klaus Janson and Al Williamson. The other categories include Favorite Inker, Most-Adaptable Inker, The Props Awards for inkers deserving of more attention, The S.PA.M.I. (Small Press And Mainstream Independent) for non-Marvel or DC material, and the All-in-One Award for artists who ink their own pencils. Anyone is allowed to vote on the online ballot, whether they be fan, creator or other industry professional.

The non-profit organization plans a site relaunch by that time with all new content and a new look. "We have a lot happening right now and in the upcoming weeks as we bring our fourth year to a close", said Bob Almond, Inkwell founder/director. "The annual, rotating Nomination Committee, made up of diverse and supportive members from our community, has already submitted their nominations and those have been subsequently tallied and validated by the core committee.

We're in the midst of our 2011 convention tour with The Southcoast Toy & Comics Show in Fairhaven, MA on March 27th, Pittsburgh Comicon on April 15-17th, Granite Con in Manchester, NH on May 15th, and finally this will all culminate with our first live awards ceremony at Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC on June 3-5. Inkwell Hall of Fame namesake and recipient Joe Sinnott will be in attendance at Pittsburgh Con and Ms. Inkwell will be appearing at most of these events. The Heroes Con ceremony will have most of the organization in attendance such as committee, ambassadors and contributors.  For this show we are also tentatively planning for our next annual donation drive album book and to auction off the Ms. Inkwell original cover art by Craig Rousseau for last year's book at the venue".

Last year the Inkwell's "first live awards ceremony" was announced to take place at another convention franchise but in the end that didn't actually occur. Following this, Heroes promoter Shelton Drum reached out and invited the organization to set up at his show and reward the community with trophies at their long-running family tradition. Heroes Events Coordinator Shawn Doughtee said: “…we would love for (The Inkwells) to give (the award trophies) away at HeroesCon. We have always done our best to support inkers and we would be honored to play host to it.” Bob added "Heroes Con is a much-loved institution to the artists and the comic book community with a superb, long history of successful, exciting shows. We are truly proud to be a part of that legacy". Co-sponsored by both parties for the travel expenses of the award winners, The Inkwells have been running ongoing fundraising auctions for their charity on eBay and ComicArtFans auctions, including their debut of the Sinnott Inking Challenge. "The community has been phenomenal with their donation generosity and we surely wouldn't be here without their continuous acts of kindness and support" Bob said.

The Inkwell Awards is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and educate about the art form of comic book inking and to annually recognize and award the best ink artists and their work. Now in the midst of their fourth year, the organization is overseen by a number of industry professionals such as founder & director Bob Almond, Jimmy Tournas, Bob Shaw, Nathan Massengill, Daniel Best and Kris Fenol who make up the IA core committee and Adam Hughes, Mike Marts, Ethan Van Sciver, Mark Brooks, Sal Velluto, Mike McKone, Trevor Von Eeden and J. David Spurlock who make up their IA ambassadors, and numerous contributors such as Mark McKenna, Dan Panosian, Louis Small, Jr. and Randy Green among others. They sponsor the Dave Simons Inkwell Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art and host the Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame.

My thanks again to Bob Almond for sending this PR to me for possible review in my Blog!

Don't forget to vote... You can do it right now using this link that takes you directly to the online ballot!

~Michael D Hamersky


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Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:43 AM PDT
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