Official Press Release
New York, Jan 5, 2004 – The Big Apple Comic Book, Art, and Toy Show returns to Manhattan's Penn Plaza Pavilion on Saturday, January 22-23, bringing together, comic book artists, film and television celebrities, some 300 dealer tables, and thousands of collectors and fans.
January's Big Apple Con offers an all-star array of comic book artists including:
Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assasin)
Joe Simon (Captain America co-creator)
Carmine Infantino (Superman screenwriter/Batman artist)
Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Creator)
Simon Bisley (Judge Dredd)
Larry Lieber (Incr. Hulk/ Spider-Man Dailies)
Terry Dodson (Spider-Man)
Aaron Lopresti (Excaliber, Mystic)
Michael Lark (Gotham Central)
Billy Tucci (Shi)
JG Jones (Wanted)
Dean Hapiel (Harvey Pekar's The Quitter)
Mike Bair (Identity Crisis)
…and many more with surprises to come! All artists at the show will be contributing to a fantastic
Sunday art auction in support of the Red Cross.
The Big Apple Con pays tribute to TV Land with Three's Company roommates Joyce DeWitt (Janet) and Priscilla Barnes (Terri), Happy Days' Joanie Cunningham (Erin Moran) and Ralph Malph (Donny Most), and The Honeymooner's Sheila MacRae. Also joining, will be Dark Shadows' Laura Collins (Diana Millay) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's killer mom, Kristine Sutherland.
The Big Apple Con presents a diverse array of panels, workshops, and programs of every interest including: seminars, drawing classes, and interviews with today's hottest artists and illustrators. The Big Apple Con also highlights all-day Gaming, an all-day Anime Theater, quick-draw contests, giveaways, a heroic costume contest, and much more.
The Big Apple Con has grown over the last ten years into one of the east coast's largest comic book shows, with an attendance of some 8,000. The Big Apple Con is hosted by Big Apple Conventions, a group committed to creating awareness and appreciation of comics and related
pop art forms through Conventions and events.
Admission price is $10.00 per day.