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June 20, 2014

HeroesCon Get Underway In Charlotte Today

imageSo I'm in Charlotte for HeroesCon. I mention this to the subject of this week's Sunday Interview, but it was only six years ago I could write about Heroes being the last comics convention in a way. That seems absurd now considering how many shows there are.

Heroes has a big-tend reputation in terms of the range of comics pros on hand, so it's a good place to take the temperature of what concerns the professional community right at this moment. The con itself made news this week by releasing a SDCC-style conduct code and making it a point of emphasis on their site. That's also been interesting to read in the context of so many people liking HeroesCon. We'll see how it goes.

I'm not sure what's on the floor exactly, but Los Bros are in town, Jeff Smith is back at the show for the first time in a while, and Noah Van Sciver joins AdHouse's youth movement with a new collection (joining Jon Chad and Katie Skelly. I also enjoy looking at what J. Chris Campbell has on hand. Nearly every artist, including those you'd never think would do this, has art or the ability to make art to sell as pin-ups or stand-alone imagery. If you've ever wanted an off-beat, illustrated take on Ghost Rider and Lobo and Sailor Moon, or all three together riding Segways, this is your weekend.

Everybody have fun.
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