Showing posts with label Capicons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Capicons. Show all posts

Saturday, June 15, 2013

PR: June 16--Capicons Returns!






Sunday, June 16, 2013 
10 am - 3 pm 
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia
Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek 
memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related
 collectibles 
Featuring: Dan Nokes, 21st Century Sandshark Studios
Bill McKay, 'Zombies vs. Cheerleaders'
 K. Michael Crawford, Happily Ever Art 
James Monticone, author of "Cash Chronicles: The Book o' Samson" 
...and MORE!!! 
2013 Capicons Shows
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013 
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To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email info@capicons.com.

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Feb 10: Capicons comic con

  • 10:00am until 3:00pm
Featuring:
Tim Dzon, DC/Marvel inker and cover artist
http://tim-dzon.deviantart.com/

Chris Flick, Capes 'n Babes
http://www.capesnbabes.com/

Bill McKay, Zombies vs. Cheerleaders
http://zombiesvscheerleaders.wordpress.com/

Dan Nokes, 21st Century Sandshark Studios
http://21sandshark.com/blog/

Pete Tapang,
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/pete-tapang.html

and Rafer Roberts, of Plastic Farm Press and DC Conspiracy
http://plasticfarm.com/

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Dept.
2148 Gallows Rd,
Dunn Loring, Virginia

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Snyder, King and Hatke at Capicons

The bi-monthly Capicons con at Tyson's Corner saw a few new faces today. I picked up a couple of pieces of original art as a result (and blew my budget, but if you go to the show with friends, you can borrow money from them).

101_4763 JK Snyder III Shadow sketch

Baltimore County's John K Snyder III did this Shadow sketch with the money going to Hero Initiative charity. Keep an eye out on IDW's variant covers for the Shadow as John is doing one in 2013.

 101_4766 Hatke - Zita the Spacegirl original art p98

Front Royal's Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl original art for page 98. Zita's aimed at kids, but I like it a lot.

 101_4767 Hatke - Zita the Spacegirl original art chapter breaks

Ben Hatke's Zita the Spacegirl original art for chapter breaks. He tossed this one in after I bought the previous.

Washington's Tom King was signing his book A Once Crowded Sky, a novel about what happens when all the superheroes vanish, but the supervillains don't. I reviewed it for the City Paper and had the strange experience of seeing my words as a pull quote on his banner.  I liked the book enough to buy another copy for a comics-collecting buddy's Christmas present. King told me that some additional comic book news from him should come out this week - remind me to follow up if I don't post something here.



Friday, April 20, 2012

Meet a Local Cartoonist: Michael Munshaw


I met Michael Munshaw a few months back at one of the Capicon comic shows. He was kind enough to answer my standard interview questions...

Mike Rhode: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?

Michael Munshaw: Right now I am doing a lot of commission work, including some sketch cards. I am also starting a new book with writer Chris McCay, called Clan Wars. This will get me back to doing full page pencils and inks again. I have also been doing sketch cards for 5finity and some character designs for a role playing game by Melior Via.

How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?

It all depends on what is needed. I always start out in pencil and paper. I will use traditional inking tools when inks are needed. If one of my commission pieces is to be colored, I will use Prismacolor or Copic markers. Which of course I use on my sketch cards also. I will scan in and color some pieces in Photoshop. I did a book for Visionary Comics, The Offspring, and that was all colored in Photoshop.

When (within a decade is fine) and where were you born?

1964 in Omaha, NE.

Why are you in Washington now? What neighborhood or area do you live in?

I have been living in St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland for over 11 years now. I originally moved here for a job at a local Printing Company. I have been working full-time in DC for almost 3 years now.

What is your training and/or education in cartooning?

I have a BA in Graphic Design, with a minor in Illustration.

Who are your influences?

There are way too many to list them all. At the top would be Neal Adams, Adam Hughes, John Byrne, Joe Rubinstein, and Ed Benes.

If you could, what in your career would you do-over or change?

There are days that I wonder what would have happened if I went to NYC right out of college and tried to make it full-time in the comic book business. Would I have succeeded or been a complete failure? We will never know.

What work are you best-known for?

I guess my sketch card work. I get a lot of inquiries on doing commissioned cards, and have some regular buyers on my ebay account.

What work are you most proud of?

The comic book I inked and colored for Visionary Comics, The Offspring. My first published comic book!

What would you like to do or work on in the future?

I wish I could tell you. I would love to one day be the artist on Superman, but that will probably never happen. So I am just content to plug away here on projects that interest me and can help me better my skills as an artist.

What do you do when you're in a rut or have writer's block?

I usually run to my bookshelf and grab one of my George Bridgman anatomy books. I will then do some quick body part sketches in my sketch book and that will usually get me going.

What do you think will be the future of your field?


I really think comics have a future. I think it will be a combination of print and digital distribution. But people are still going to want to read and see stories. The combination of words and pictures will always be a part of our culture.

What's your favorite thing about DC?

Walking around the Mall and just taking it all in. I think too often we take for granted what a wonderful city we live and work in. There’s nothing like walking around the monuments on a clear, sunny day.

Least favorite?

The commute!

What monument or museum do you take most out-of-town guests to?

I will hit the obvious ones. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, The Capital, the Library of Congress, etc.

Do you have a website or blog?

My website is www.artofm2.com and I have a deviant art website at http://mmunshaw.deviantart.com.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Aug 7: Capicons comic show

Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sun, August 7, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver,Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers &Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos &DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.



Directions to DLVFRD: 
Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

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To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email info@capicons.com.

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

Capicons




Sunday, June 12, 2011

PR: Capicons show today

Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sun, June 12, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Opento the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver,Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers &Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos &DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trekmemorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-relatedcollectibles.



FEATURING:
Tom Chillemi of Azure Press
http://azure-press.com/index.html (Ninjas vs Zombies)
Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios http://21sandshark.com/
Tim Dzon, Former Marvel cover artist and inker http://www.comicvine.com/tim-dzon/26-7887/
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio
http://www.curls-studio.com/


Directions to DLVFRD: 
Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

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To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email info@capicons.com.

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

Capicons




Tuesday, June 07, 2011

PR: This Sun, June 12--Capicons Comic Con

 
Capicons Comic Book & Pop Culture Con
Sun, June 12, 2011
10 am - 3 pm

Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Hall,
2148 Gallows Rd, Dunn Loring, Virginia

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Opento the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver,Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers &Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos &DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trekmemorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-relatedcollectibles.



FEATURING:
Tom Chillemi of Azure Press
http://azure-press.com/index.html (Ninjas vs Zombies)
Dan Nokes of 21st Century Sandshark Studios http://21sandshark.com/
Tim Dzon, Former Marvel cover artist and inker http://www.comicvine.com/tim-dzon/26-7887/
Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo of Curls Studio
http://www.curls-studio.com/


Directions to DLVFRD: 
Take I-495 (DC/Capital Beltway) to Exit 47A (Rt.7 West). Go 1/2 Mile, Left on Gallows Rd. 1 mile to 2148 Gallows Rd

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To book a table, be added to our mailing list, request flyers, or for more info about our show, email info@capicons.com.

Thank you,
Jeff & Laura & Ed

Capicons


 


Saturday, April 09, 2011

Tomorrow: Capicons convention

Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con
Sunday, April 10 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Location
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire And Rescue Department
2148 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA
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More Info
Special Guest: Rafer Roberts--creator of Plastic Farm, and editor of D.C. Conspiracy's Magic Bullet! More TBA!

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

April 10: Capicons comic convention in VA

Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con
Sunday, April 10 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Location
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire And Rescue Department
2148 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA
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More Info
Special Guest: Rafer Roberts--creator of Plastic Farm, and editor of D.C. Conspiracy's Magic Bullet! More TBA!

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April 10: Capicons next convention

Capicons Comic Book and Pop Culture Con
Sunday, April 10 · 10:00am - 3:00pm
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Location
Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire And Rescue Department
2148 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA
________________________________
More Info
Special Guest: Rafer Roberts--creator of Plastic Farm, and editor of D.C. Conspiracy's Magic Bullet! More TBA!

Admission $3 - Kids FREE!

Open to the public from 10 am - 3 pm. Buy, sell & trade: Gold, Silver, Bronze Age comics; Indie & Modern comics, Publishers & Creators, TV & Movie Collectibles. Non-sport cards; Videos & DVDs; Horror/Sci-Fi; figures, toys; Star Wars & Star Trek memorabilia; original artwork, posters and other comic-related collectibles.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Capicon con covered by DC Comics ExaminerMark Ruffin

Mark Ruffin's got a short article and video up now -

Capicon revitalized as local keepsake event
Mark Ruffin
DC Comic Books Examiner October 4th, 2010

The video, at almost 10 minutes long, is interesting. At around the 2 minutes mark, the owners talk about setting up a local small press show.

And co-owner Laura Daugherty says that they're going to have more local cartoonists at the next show - "We're hosting Hero Initiative with John K. Snyder, III on December 5, along with John Gallagher, Steve Conley and Andre Campbell from Heritage Comics HSQ."