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Big Changes for Comics & Pop Art in 2016

by on Aug.03, 2016, under Announcements, Press Releases

This will be the first year that Comics & Pop Art moves to it’s new home!

We are moving from our longtime home of the Hyatt Regency Hotel to our new home at America’s Mart in 2016!

We will now have more space to bring in more artists and writers than ever before. Look for us on the 3rd Floor of America’s Mart Building 2.  Also, our Comics & Pop Art Programming will now be located one floor above on the 4th Floor!

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Congressman John Lewis signs March Vol. 2

by on Aug.06, 2015, under Announcements, Events, Press Releases

We are very pleased that Congressman John Lewis & Andrew Aydin will again join us for a special signing of March Volume 2! Stay tuned for more details on this special appearance.

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Stay Tuned For Info on 2015

by on Feb.11, 2015, under Artist Spotlight, Comics and Pop Art Exclusives, Events, Press Releases, Programming

Check back with us for more updated info on the DragonCon Comics & Pop Art Track for the 2015 show!

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The Jack Davis Foundation

by on Jul.14, 2014, under Announcements, Press Releases

We are extremely thrilled to announce the appearance of the Jack Davis Foundation in artist alley this year!

Celebrating Georgia’s grand master of illustration, they will be offering a very limited number of signed items, t-shirts, and more.

Fans and collectors will definitely want to pick up a very special copy of the Jack Davis EC Stories Artist’s Edition, signed by Jack Davis and including apiece of original art – available only at the Jack Davis Foundation booth.

Also be on the lookout for signed copies of The Goon: One For The Road, with a cover by Jack.

And to cap things off, Saturday and Sunday will feature an incredible exhibit of original art, with over 30 pieces from Jack’s impressive and lengthy career.

Please don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to honor a true legend in comics and illustration!

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Aspen Comics’ Beach Party at Dragon Con’s Night at the Georgia Aquarium

by on Jul.14, 2014, under Announcements, Events, Press Releases

SATURDAY August 30, 2014

Dragon Con Comics & Pop Art proudly announces the return of the Aspen Comics Beach Party to Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium. Featuring appearances by Aspen’s top creators, this memorable night of music, dancing, exclusive art releases, and a special costume contest is capped off by a live dive event in the magnificent whale shark tank, in which two very lucky fans will swim alongside these magnificent creatures with the Aspen crew. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 30, 2014, grab your favorite beachwear or ocean-inspired costume, and take the plunge into a thrilling, fun-filled evening you won’t soon forget!

A DJ will again be spinning a premium blend of beach-party-perfect tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure, as Dragon Con attendees enjoy exclusive admission to one of the world’s largest and most spectacular aquariums. And new for 2014, the VIP experience is $75 and includes admission to aquarium, private lounge area with scenic intimate views of animal gallery, open bar, and light bites, and an exclusive meet-and-greet with Aspen Comics creators.

To cap things off, Aspen Comics and the Georgia Aquarium are offering an exciting array of prizes to commemorate this occasion, including original art, sculptures, signed books, and a behind-the-scenes Aquarium tour. Aspen Comics Costume Contest prizes will be awarded in the following categories. Prize photos and further contest information will be posted at a later date, so keep checking back for updates:

Grand Prize – Best Aspen Comics Costume

  • Kiani statue
  • Exclusive books from Aspen (valued at $50)
  • $10 Aspenstore gift certificate
  • (total value of package – over $400)

Best Aspen Comics Kiani Costume (10th anniversary)

  • Original Kiani sketch by Alex Konat
  • Set of Kiani/Aspen/Cannon Mini busts
  • Signed Kiani Trade and exclusive books from Aspen (valued at $25)
  • $10 AspenStore.com gift certificate
  • (total value of package – over $350)

Best Overall Female Costume

  • Exclusive books from Aspen (valued at $25)
  • Set of Kiani/Aspen/Cannon Mini busts
  • $5 AspenStore.com gift certificate
  • (total value of package – over $250)

Best Overall Male Costume

  • Exclusive books from Aspen (valued at $25)
  • Set of Kiani/Aspen/Cannon Mini busts
  • $5 AspenStore.com gift certificate
  • (total value of package – over $250)

Best Overall Group Costume

  • Exclusive books from Aspen (valued at $25)
  • Set of Kiani/Aspen/Cannon Mini busts
  • 3 $5 AspenStore.com gift certificates
  • (total value of package – over $275)

Judges Prize: Best New Aspen Comics character from the three newest Aspen Comics titles

:

    • *Damsels in Excess
      • -Signed exclusive book(s) from the creator Vince Hernandez and creative teams and Aspen (valued at over $25)
      • -Original sketch from Mirka Andolfo
      • -$5 AspenStore.com gift certificate
      • -(total value of package – over $200)
    • *Lola XOXO costume
      • -Signed exclusive book(s) from the creative teams and Aspen (valued at over $25)
      • -Original sketch from Siya Oum
      • -$5 AspenStore.com gift certificate
      • -(total value of package – over $200)
    • *The ZooHunters costume
      • -Signed exclusive book(s) from the creative teams and Aspen (valued at over $25)
      • -Original sketch from Peter Steigerwald
      • -$5 AspenStore.com gift certificate
      • -(total value of package – over $200)

Craftsmanship award: Awarded by Jessie Pridemore

      • Original sketch of the winner in their costume by Peter Steigerwald

(to be completed on site or on Sunday at the show)

      • A complete set of Kiani/Aspen/Cannon Mini busts

 

Tickets are limited, so don’t hesitate – this is one Dragon Con event you won’t want to miss!

To purchase tickets, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/dragoncon.

 

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Comic and Pop Art at Dragon*Con builds up steam!!! Creator list updated!!!

by on Jun.30, 2013, under Guests, Press Releases

2012 was a record-breaking year for Comics and Pop Art, so we’re working even harder to surpass it in 2013.

Confirmed to appear at this year’s event is an exciting lineup of creators from the world of comic books, animation, pop art and designer toys:

Jason “Spyda” Adams

Joel Adams

Andrew Van Buren Aydin

Allen Bellman

Tom Biondolillo

Jennie A Breeden

Mark Brooks

Bob Burden

James Burns

Amanda Conner

Darwyn Cooke

Peter Capn’ Cutler

Jeremy Dale

Peter David

Jose Delbo

Doktor A

Annie Erskine

Matt Frank

Gary Gianni

Stephanie Gladden

Michael A. Gordon

Sanford Greene

Merrill Hagan

Dusty Higgins

Georges Jeanty

Van Jensen

Brian Kesinger

John P. Lotshaw

Comfort  Love

Mike McKone

Jason Metcalf

Mike S Miller

Bryan Mon

Dean Motter

Sho Murase

Ted Naifeh

Jai Nitz

Jimmy Palmiotti

George Pérez

Andy Price

Don Rosa

Jacob Rougemont

Andy Runton

Tony Salvaggio

Chris Schweizer

Doug Sneyd

Ray Snyder

Anthony Spay

Peter Steigerwald

Brian Stelfreeze

Yale Stewart

Greg Alan Theakston

Jeremy Treece

Jamie Tyndall

Dexter Vines

Christian Waggoner

Adam Withers

Derek Yaniger

Kelly Yates

Thom Zahler

Obsidian Abnormal

Jer Alford

Michael Banks – Sugar Fueled

Jennifer Bennett

Scott Blair

Jenevieve Broomall

Kate Carleton

Greg Carter

Tess Cooper

Jason Flowers

Darren Gendron

Daniel Gorman

Daniel Govar

Mike Groves

Chris Hamer – Urbnpop

Bill Holbrook

Jellykoe

Cassie Kelly

Jerry Keslensky

Rachel Keslensky

Killer Targets

Tony Kordos

Sarah M

Rhiannon Owens

Keith P. Rein

Scott Rorie

Jamie Snell

Dirk Strangely

Nathan Szerdy

Jason Thomas – Red Rocket Farm

HC Warner

We may add a name or two, so check back in the days leading up to the event.

To top off the weekend, we’re proud to announce the Aspen Comics Beach Party during Dragon*Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium! Including an Aspen Comics costume contest, this special event will give fans and attendees a rare opportunity to see creators from the company behind Fathom diving LIVE with the whale sharks!!!

This is not to be missed.

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Shag Under the Sea at Dragon*Con!

by on Jul.30, 2010, under Announcements, Press Releases

Dragon*Con invites you to join us in celebrating the debut appearance of pop art icon Shag this year at “Shag Under the Sea”, a retro-themed party at the Georgia Aquarium.

Dust off your best vintage loungewear and prepare to limbo the night away with mai-tais, music, and much, much more in the enchanted underwater wonders of Atlanta’s premier attraction.

There will be plenty of exciting surprises, and the festivities will feature a special appearance by Shag!

This event is open to the general public with your paid admission to Dragon*Con’s Night at the GA Aquarium, but is sure to fill up quickly!

Check back for further details as the show draws closer.

Details on Dragon*Con’s Night at the GA Aquarium can be found here  http://www.dragoncon.org/events.php#Aqaurium

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