Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Long Beach Comic Con to welcome Neal Adams

Comic artist Neal Adams is the latest addition to the stable of industry talent being added to the Long Beach Comic Con roster along with his son Joel and wife Marilyn.

Adams (perhaps best known for his classic work on Batman, X-Men, Superman, and others) will be in attendance, family in tow, for both days of the Con. They'll all be on hand promoting their company Continuity Graphic.

Neal's son Joel is also an artist working on quite a few properties that you probably know, like Bucky O'Hare. He's also worked on several animated shows including The Hulk and King of the Hill.
Said Neal Adams: “Comic Book conventions have become the modern day circus, and in Long Beach November 3rd and 4th, the circus will be coming to town. My son Joel and I, will be honored to be guests of what bodes to be, the most incredible 'comic book' convention on the West Coast.
“I am told, as before, this is going to be a true comic book convention. As you probably know, comic books are taking over the world. The world of entertainment, and the stars of that world are coming to Long Beach.
“Me, I will do my best to entertain, draw for you, and talk to you about the future of comics in the world. You can pre-order sketches, or have them done at the convention, (time allowing).
“There will be costume contests, and any leftover Halloween madness you may have had from Halloween the week before, you can spend with joy at this convention. And when Monday rolls around, and people tell you what they did that weekend, you will be able to tell them that you went to the greatest Comic Book Convention on the West Coast. I’ll see you there.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Neal, Joel, and Josh make their first appearance at Long Beach.” says Phil Lawrence, Co-Founder and Sales Director. “This will be a rare treat for all of the attendees. Neal is a living legend, and the show cannot get here fast enough for us! He truly embodies what the show is about – creator-owned, creativity, and the fan experience.”

Personally, I'll always remember Neal Adams best from the time he asked an artist buddy of mine (who was looking for advice on the business) if he knew what a light box was. Good times.

The LBCC will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center (in Long Beach, CA) on November 3rd and 4th, from 10am to 7pm and 10am to 5pm respectively.