Official Press Release
Saturday May 12th, 2007 the greatest high school comic book convention
in America will celebrate it’s fourth year. Returning will be all the
features that have made the show a special addition to the comic
The Hawthorne High School Cartooning Club and The Hawthorne High School
Art Club are the organizers. The faculty advisors are the schools art
teachers Allan Rosenberg and Danielle Russo. The many students of the
two clubs are the heart and soul of the show as they run the show the
entire day, organizing every aspect of each event. The students will
have their cartoon and painted art displayed at the show in a special
The convention is part of the Art Department’s month long celebration
of the Arts which includes the convention, fieldtrips to art museums, a
day long student art show and visits by professional artists. We have
already had a visit by artist Ian Dorian who taught drawing and
sculpting anatomy. Future visiting artists will include painter Dave
DeVries (his 4th visit) and Gene Colan who will teach drawing and speak
about his legendary career.
The convention is organized to be a fundraiser for the art department
and includes an auction featuring original art, signed books and other
comic collectables donated by our guests and others from the comic
industry. This has become one of our most anticipated events each year
with lots folks winning wonderful comic art treasures. The auction will
be happening at 2:30pm.
Here is an early version of our guest line up for the show with many
more guests yet to be announced:
Gene Colan (Dracula, Daredevil, Batman)
Irwin Hasen (Dondi)
Jim Salicrup (Editor Papercutz, Marvel)
Danny Fingeroth (Editor Marvel, Write Now)
Mark Schultz (Cadillac’s & Dinosaurs, Prince Valiant)
Joe Sinnott (Fantastic Four, Spiderman)
Ian Dorian (painter, penciller, sculptor)
Guy Dorian (painter, penciller)
Scott Roberts (Pattycake, Nickelodeon, Prince Valiant)
Tania Del Rio (Sabrina)
Joe Giella (Tent.) (Batman, Green Lantern, Flash and America’s
sweetheart Mary Worth)
Rudy Nebres (Vamperilla, Creepy, Eerie)
Doug Baron (penciller, Kubert School teacher)
Tommy Castillo (Batman, Toe Tags, duCret School teacher)
Paulo Rivera (painter Marvel)
Daniel Reed (Retro Dead)
Mark Romanowski (painter, duCret School instuctor)
Mark Sparacio (painter, Miss Liberty)
John Workman (Heavy Metal, letterer extraordinary!)
Bob Wiacek (inker Marvel, DC)
Paul Banono (penciller)
Dave DeVries (painter, creator of Monster Engine)
Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art
Bob Smith (Batman)
This list includes some of the great pencillers, inkers, writers,
editors, painters and colorists in the industry.
Once again the Hawthorne Convention will have an incredible line up of
art lessons available to the public. Among the lessons planned:
Drawing Manga taught by Tania Del Rio
Anatomy taught by Ian Dorian
Painting taught by Mark Romanowski
How to creator a comic book “A – Z” taught by DannyFingeroth and Jim
Additionally many of our guests will be available at their tables for
portfolio reviews, so budding young artists bring your work.
The Hawthorne Convention is the friendliest and exciting convention
around. You will have access to comic creators unheard of at other
shows, with short lines and extremely friendly creators. If a creator
is at the Hawthorne convention you can be sure they love comics and
they love meeting their fans!
So how do you get to this great event? We’re glad you asked! Here’s all
the important info you need:
Hawthorne High School Comic Convention
Saturday May 12th, 2007
10am – 4 pm
Hawthorne High School
160 Parmelee Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Admission is still only $3!
If you’re driving MAPQUEST is great for directions. You can get to
convention from NYC by taking NJ Transit from Penn Station, just a 30
minute ride from midtown.
Wonderful food is available within walking distance in Hawthorne and
with so much going on plan to stay for the day.
This will be a very special day for the school and students, for the
comic creators and for you the fans. For more information, or dealer
tables contact Allan Rosenberg at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website information and updates will be available at the Big Apple
Conventions website: bigapplecon.com. The Hawthorne Convention will
have it’s own page with frequent updates as to additional creators and
other events at the convention.
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