J. Scott Campbell had one of the most popular booths of the show as he shared it with Image founder Rob Liefeld.
Photographs by Amy Dunne
Heroes Con has a deserved reputation as a family friendly convention, it is also according to several artists one of the most sketch friendly shows. As one artist pointed out the emphasis here is on comics and artists, not the fringe elements of comics such as toys, films and other things that seem to have taken over other conventions in particular a certain West Coast July convention.
Based on the number of artists who kept their pens and pencils on paper and sketchbooks through the weekend this is a very true statement. When they weren’t sketching most artists were busy chatting up fans about a number of things hobby related.
J. Scott Campbell
J. Scott Campbell
Mark Bagley multi-tasked doing sketches selling pages and working the phone.
Bernie Chang worked throughout the afternoon preparing a painting for the Saturday night Art Auction.
The line for Brian Bolland was very, very long. But some lucky folks got commissions.
Buzz reacted to a question from an eager fan.
Buzz makes his point.
Cat Staggs had no idea on Friday afternoon as the convention started that her auction piece would go for $1500. After it sold Saturday night she gave the winner an emotional hug.
Sean Chen’s Saturday auction piece was this impressive black and White Batgirl piece.
Sean Chen spent most of the convention drawing fan favorites like this Captain America sketch.
Sean Chen’s Black and White Batgirl was impressive.. then he added color, it went for $650 at the Saturday art auction.
Cliff Chiang returned to Heroes this year and was busy meeting fan’s requests for sketches. One killer piece he did was Hawkeye and Mockingbird.
Franceso Francavilla expressed an unknown interest in JSA characters and did a killer Dr. Mid-Nite.
Irwin Hasan 91 years young hammed it up for Amy’s camera. Saturday night convention goers were treated to a documentary on the creator of Wildcat and Dondi.
Adam Hughes Mugged for Amy’s camera, but that still wouldn’t get us on his list for a Harvey Black Cat.
Joe Jusko attended Saturday and Sunday and let everyone know who he roots for in baseball. Joe gave FirstComicNews a nice interview about how important John Buscema’s work is to his carer which will be posted on site in the near future.
Mark Texeira shared a booth with Michael Golden throughout the weekend and spent most of his time putting pencil to paper.
Mike Mingola obliged fan requests for sketches throughout the weekend.
Andy Smith spent most of Friday afternoon working on a portrait of Jade for the art auction. Look for a pictorial of his effort on FirstComicsNews in the near future.
Jim Starlin was a big favorite as fans flocked to his table and snatched up the pre-convention sketches he had prepared in the first 90 minutes.
Joe Staton told us he was so busy with sketch requests he spent his nights in his hotel room drawing in order to keep up with the demand.
A second look at Mike Mingola sketching for some waiting fans.