Official Press Release
Fan favorite comic books artists Jim Calafiore, Jamal Igle and Mike McKone return to Comic-con International: San Diego. The Convention, the largest of it's kind in the United States plays host to tens of thousands of comic book fans from around the world.
The trio of talented artists will be appearing at booth 4301, Hall F of this year's convention. All three will be available to sign copies of their books, drawing sketches and selling original artwork at this year convention. Calafiore and McKone will be selling limited edition prints and Igle will be selling copies of his sketchbook "Omelettes and Broken Eggs".
About the artists
Jim Calafiore is best known for his runs on Marvel Comics "Exiles",DC Comics Batman: Battle for the cowl Manbat and Batman:Battle for the cowl: The Network and and the critically acclaimed DC Comics series "Gotham Underground".
Marvel exclusive artist Mike McKone began his career at DC Comics with fill ins on "Justice League International", and rose to fame with the relaunch of "Teen Titans" along side writer Geoff Johns. Mike recently joined the creative team on "Amazing Spider-man".
DC Comics exclusive Artist Jamal Igle is best known for his runs on "Firestorm: The Nuclear Man" and "Nightwing". Jamal's work has been seenon projects such as the miniseries "Tangent: Superman's Reign" and Teen Titans. Igle has been enjoying a run as the series artist on "Supergirl".
About Comic-com International:San Diego
It all started in 1970 with a one-day minicon (think of it as "Comic-Con Zero") at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The first guests were Forrest J Ackerman (Famous Monsters of Filmland's famous editor) and Mike Royer, best known for his work inking Jack Kirby's "Fourth World" books. That one-day event tested the waters -- and raised funds -- for the first ever San Diego Comic-Con (then called "San Diego's West Coast Comic-Con") in August of the same year, which featured comics legend Jack Kirby and science fiction authors Ray Bradbury and A. E. van Vogt. And the rest, as they say, is history -- including Kirby, Bradbury, and Ackerman going on to become three of Comic-Con's favorite guests over the years (both Ray and Forry were present again in 2008).
That first show and its logo set the groundwork for what would become, over the next 39 years, the country's leading comics and popular arts convention. From the very beginning the event has focused on "comic art, films, and science fiction."
As we gear up over the coming months to celebrate the momentous 40th convention, you'll learn a lot more about Comic-Con's exciting history, from those early days through the "Toucan years" (when Rick Geary's colorful bird was Comic-Con's mascot and logo), up to the present day. 2009 promises to be another amazing year.
For more information on CCI:SD got to http://comic-con.org/